VOL. 125 | NO. 28 | Thursday, February 11, 2010
Members of The MED task force questioned Shelby County commissioner Mike Ritz on Thursday about his decision to file a civil rights complaint against the state of Tennessee over how its distribution of federal health care dollars impacts minorities.
Methodist to open new Germantown facility
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital on Friday will celebrate the completion of its new Women’s and Children’s Pavilion.
Shelby County Commissioner Mike Ritz has filed a formal civil rights discrimination complaint on behalf of minority populations in Memphis over Gov. Phil Bredesen’s distribution of federal reimbursements for uncompensated care at state hospitals.
Downtown development officials soon may be pumping a lot more money into a grant program to strengthen the area’s office market.
As Tennessee moves forward with additional cuts to TennCare, the state-managed Medicaid program, seriously ill or disabled patients are fighting to keep what they believe they have earned as citizens and taxpayers.
One week from the filing deadline, the May 4 Shelby County primaries are still a work in progress.
Grady M. Garrison, of counsel at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, recently was appointed to serve as co-chair of the Intellectual Property Litigation Subcommittee for the American Bar Association Litigation Section.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's general fund tax collections are $152 million short of projections through the first half of the budget year.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Tennessee Police Department has been accredited by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - There would be a midnight curfew for crying in your beer at Tennessee honky tonks under a bill introduced in the Legislature.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers are trying to agree on legislation that would require offenders charged with drunken driving to have ignition interlock devices installed in their vehicles.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Zach Wamp is lining up a series of upcoming fundraisers hosted by country and Christian music stars.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Government controlled mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reported Wednesday they will buy back troubled loans contained in securities they have already sold to investors.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. said its lenders have agreed to push back due dates on about $156.6 million worth of debt by two years, allowing the commercial real estate company to preserve cash and strengthen its balance sheet.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. trade deficit surged to a larger-than-expected $40.18 billion in December, the biggest imbalance in 12 months. The wider deficit reflected a rebounding economy that is pushing up demand for oil and other imports.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday began to outline the central bank’s strategy for reeling in stimulus money once the economic recovery is more firmly rooted.
NEW YORK (AP) - Americans backed off from their holiday spending pace in January, but retail sales rose for a third month in a row compared with a year earlier, largely because of higher gas prices, according to figures released Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States, which led the world into recession, may now see its fragile recovery stifled by events across the globe.
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Times Co. said Wednesday that its fourth-quarter earnings more than tripled, helped by cost cutting, an improving ad market and lower pension costs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a bipartisan jobs bill that would hand President Barack Obama a badly needed political victory and placate Republicans with tax cuts at the same time. But it has a problem: It won't create many jobs.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Don't say "mental retardation" – the new term is "intellectual disability." No more diagnoses of Asperger's syndrome – call it a mild version of autism instead. And while "behavioral addictions" will be new to doctors' dictionaries, "Internet addiction" didn't make the cut.