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VOL. 128 | NO. 37 | Friday, February 22, 2013

GTx Posts Quarterly, Yearly Net Loss

Memphis-based biopharmaceutical company GTx Inc. has reported net loss of $10.7 million for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 compared to a similar $10.7 million net loss in Q4 2011.

Budget Deliberations

County Commission has plenty to discuss at budget retreat

When Shelby County Commissioners get together Saturday, Feb. 23, at Memphis City Schools Central Nutrition Center for a county budget retreat, they will have a long menu of county financial matters to review.

J-Line Pump Growing in Collierville

A local pumping equipment manufacturer is increasing its presence in the Collierville market. 

MERI, Fire Department Assist Facilities With Disaster Relief

The Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI) and the Memphis Fire Department are working with local long-term care nursing and other direct care staff to care for the elderly in the event of fire, tornado and flood-related emergencies.

City Looks to 1998 Klan Demonstration as Guide

The planned Ku Klux Klan demonstration March 30 at the Shelby County Courthouse is a demonstration inspired by the ongoing controversy over a park named for Confederate General, Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard and slave trader Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: South at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 85%


The Gavel Club of Memphis will meet Friday, Feb. 22, at 11:30 a.m. in the Holiday Inn University of Memphis Medallion Room, 3700 Central Ave. Ron Reid, senior agency manager of Memphis Public Library LINC, will speak. Lunch is Dutch treat. Call Bob Gray at 494-8639.

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Election Commission Still at Odds Over Errors

At one point during the Wednesday, Feb. 20, meeting of the Shelby County Election Commission, chairman Robert Meyers interrupted a detailed and lengthy lecture by election commissioner George Monger by saying, “I object to the leading question.”

Mays Sets Monday Conference in Schools Merger Case

Memphis federal court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays has called a Monday, Feb. 25, status conference in the Shelby County schools merger case.


Watt Tells Stories With a Paper Moon Touch

Someone who didn’t know Ryan Watt can already tell a lot about him and his work by the title of the Memphis-based production company dedicated to producing mostly local, Southern independent films he and a friend started in 2009.


Streaking Tigers Keeping Fans on Their Toes

In this era of University of Memphis basketball the home crowd is easily made restless. So when a 7-point halftime lead over Houston went away early in the second half as the Cougars tied the score 39-39, a community grumble rolled through FedExForum.

Williams Continuing Family’s Tennis Legacy

The other shoppers in the Knoxville grocery store probably don’t know who she is and certainly have no idea what she is doing.


Granddad, Hambone and the KKK

IF THE KLAN DOESN’T LIKE YOU, PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK. An Exalted Cyclops of the KKK – must be just one hole in his hood – recently told Channel 5, also quoted in The Huffington Post, “Y’all are going to see the largest rally Memphis, Tennessee, has ever seen. It’s not going to be twenty or thirty – it’s going to be thousands of Klansmen from the whole United States.”

Team Building Yields Fundraising Success

Part one of a two-part series. Will hiring a fundraising professional solve your fundraising challenges? Is it your secret wish that someone will take care of fundraising so you can focus on the “more important” work of your nonprofit? Perhaps you seek a million-dollar bequest from an unknown admirer.


Regulators Approve Changes for New Mississippi Casinos

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi Gaming Commission has approved a new rule that would require new casinos to be sturdier and with larger gambling space larger and restaurants and hotels.

Beebe Says He's Opposed to Open Carry Gun Bill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Gov. Mike Beebe says he's opposed to a proposal allowing the open carry of handguns in Arkansas.

Curtis Coleman Announces Bid for Arkansas Governor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Little Rock businessman Curtis Coleman joined the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination on Thursday, laying out an agenda that includes proposals to cut taxes and using public money to send Arkansas students to private schools.


Claims for US Jobless Aid Suggest Modest Hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped 20,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 362,000, though it remains at a level that suggests slow but steady improvement in the job market.


US Home Sales Rise to Second-Highest Pace in 3 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. sales of previously occupied homes rose in January to the second-highest level in three years, a sign that the housing market is sustaining its recovery and helping bolster the economy.

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