VOL. 124 | NO. 21 | Monday, February 2, 2009
Once upon a time there was talk of a change in the management of the Beale Street entertainment district. And for a rare moment in November, it seemed that all of the many sides that have some role in the running of Beale Street were about to agree to it.
Poor weather might have kept some people from attending last week’s gathering of the Mortgage Relief Efforts task force, but the group’s vision for fighting the foreclosure problem in Memphis grows clearer with each meeting held and each milestone achieved.
The bill passed Friday by the U.S. Senate reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program also makes permanent the ability of the Regional Medical Center at Memphis to continue to be reimbursed by Arkansas and Mississippi for treating the uninsured from those states.
H. Thomas Wells, the president of the American Bar Association, will speak today beginning at 2 p.m. at Memphis Area Legal Services, 109 N. Main St., Suite 200.
Patricia S. Haddad started out with just a scrub brush when she began her cleaning service in 2002, but now her business has specialized to the point that she uses a cleaning system specifically designed for tile and grout.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy shrank at a 3.8 percent pace at the end of 2008, the worst showing in a quarter-century, as the deepening recession forced consumers and businesses to throttle back spending.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis announced Thursday he won't run for Tennessee governor in 2010.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal to eliminate a cap on tuition payments at the University of Tennessee has been shelved for the time being.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama could sign a bill providing government-sponsored health care to roughly 4 million uninsured children as soon as next week.
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - A fired Fannie Mae contract worker pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges he planted a virus designed to destroy all the data on the mortgage giant's 4,000 computer servers nationwide, according to federal prosecutors.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Memphis police officer has resigned the day after he was arrested on criminal charges.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - When he assumes the top job at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Sunday, Mike Duke plans to keep pushing for ecological sustainability.