VOL. 122 | NO. 228 | Friday, November 30, 2007
National report says Memphis area is in for $482M loss
The Memphis metropolitan area is facing a projected loss of $482 million in gross metropolitan product (GMP) next year because of the foreclosure crisis, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
A federal judge has denied in part a motion by attorneys for Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed against him by Shelby County Sheriff's deputies.
Lindsay Keller knew from an early age that she was interested in interior design. When other kids were designing Ken and Barbie's dream home, Keller had an interest in how design worked in her own home and of those around her.
Former state Sen. John Ford won't begin serving his five-and-a-half-year prison sentence for bribery at least until the end of February.
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton and all 13 City Council members who begin a new term of office next year met at the Rendezvous this week for ribs with a side order of good intentions. The lunch hour session came with a bit of spice from Herenton and incoming council Chairman Scott McCormick that might make for some political heartburn over the next four years.
A predominantly white county school system and a predominantly black city school system. Talk of consolidation and more than 40 years of federal court intervention with the intent of ending racial segregation.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Supreme Court of California on Thursday denied the final appeal of FedEx Corp.'s domestic ground unit, which tried to overturn a lower court's ruling that FedEx drivers are employees and not independent contractors.