VOL. 124 | NO. 220 | Monday, November 9, 2009
Huntzicker Emerges Briefly as Compromise Choice
Joyce Avery will serve as Shelby County Mayor until Dec. 10.
University of Memphis football coach Tommy West is staying to the end of the football season.
The Memphis and Shelby County Health Department announced Monday afternoon that it will begin giving free vaccines to older children and young adults.
This could take awhile.
A few months ago, First Horizon National Corp.’s then-chief investor relations officer was named by an industry magazine as the best IR officer among banks with a market capitalization less than $5 billion.
Instead of taking it easy during the holidays, Innova officials will be calling on the corporate offices of insurance companies in a quest to raise $20 million by Jan. 1.
American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities, the fundraising arm of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, laid off 70 employees on Friday in the organization’s biggest labor force reduction since the start of the recession.
Robbie O’Kelly watches as the late afternoon sun brings the saints to life inside Evergreen Art Glass LLC.
The Shelby County Commission will meet today at 1:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Among the items on the agenda are several issues considering Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.'s appointments. Click on the icon for the full meeting agenda.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Just before sunrise on a rainy Tuesday morning, the armed officers raided the city office. They didn’t make any arrests, but they took files, interviewed employees and served search warrants. And they temporarily closed the Memphis Animal Shelter.
By now, you may be thinking there’s no real cycle in Memphis politics – that it’s all just one big, loud, brassy parade-like spectacle on an endless loop. You may not always see the marching band and the big guys in the little car, but you can hear them wherever they happen to be.
The National Civil Rights Museum recently honored Myrlie Evers Williams and Julius Erving with its annual Freedom Awards.
Ballet Memphis’ season opener offers what lately has been a rain-soaked Memphis a sight for sore eyes: a rainbow. “The Wizard of Oz,” choreographed by Steven McMahon, opens Saturday at The Orpheum Theatre and closes Sunday.
In the parlance of the sweet science, a knockdown occurs when a boxer is knocked to the mat but rises to fight again.
Last week’s wine was such a high-octane example of drool fuel that this week perhaps we should dial back the gonzo meter and try a wine you could take home to your silver-haired mother and say, “Ma, this is the wine I want to marry!”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Thirty-one colleges will line up their little vehicles in Nashville this weekend to test alternative fuels.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The mother of five was at wits' end. Her husband had lost his job, their lease-to-purchase house was foreclosed on and she had only one completed sale all year as a real estate agent.
UNION CITY, Tenn. (AP) - State Rep. Judy Barker says she won't accept an increase in the daily expense allowance lawmakers received on Oct. 1.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Weeks after exchanging sharp words about each other, Mississippi Medicaid director Bob Robinson and state Attorney General Jim Hood are publicly criticizing each other again.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe says that a proposal in the House to overhaul the nation's health care system could add $205 million to the state's budget by 2015.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - State agriculture experts say soggy weather that drenched Arkansas during much of the harvest season will cut farm receipts statewide by nearly $225 million.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The national unemployment rate has passed the psychological threshold of 10 percent for the first time since 1983 – and is likely to go higher.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumers borrowed less for a record eighth straight month in September amid rising unemployment and tight credit conditions. Economists worry the declines in borrowing will drag on the fledgling recovery.
NEW YORK (AP) - AIG said Friday it was profitable for the second straight quarter as its core insurance operations continue to stabilize after the company's bailout by the government last year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama signed a $24 billion economic stimulus bill into law Friday, giving tax incentives to prospective homebuyers and additional jobless benefits to those idled by the business slump.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government officials put trillions of taxpayer dollars on the line to guarantee risky bank assets – a strategy that could cause permanent and costly market distortions, a government watchdog says.