VOL. 123 | NO. 76 | Thursday, April 17, 2008
Chick-fil-A ruffles preservationists' feathers over building acquisition
The fast-food chain planning to tear down a church administrative building along Union Avenue to free up space for a new restaurant has sparked an unusual response from historic preservationists.
Harrison McIver runs a well-known Downtown law firm. The name doesn't include any partners, founders or shareholders, though. It has a prime location a block from the Shelby County Courthouse and about three blocks from the Criminal Justice Center.
James K. Ferrell is the founding member of Ferrell Law Firm PLLC, which recently opened an office in Germantown. The firm also has an office in Olive Branch.
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton has proposed five tax hikes since taking office in 1992, including the 58-cent property tax hike he proposed this week to the City Council.
The former Burke's Book Store at 1719 Poplar Ave. has sold for $445,000 to Poplar Auto Partners, an investment group headed by commercial real estate broker Mark Johnson.
Aside from a concrete foundation and the rebar rising from it, there isn't much to see at the fenced-in construction site on the northeast corner of Central Avenue and Highland Street.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Inflation at the wholesale level soared in March at nearly triple the rate that had been forecast as energy prices kept rising and food costs posted a much bigger jump than anticipated.
Half a month into the Downtown pilot security program, security officers already seem to be doing what they were hired to do: put an end to the aggressive panhandling and harassment of Downtowners.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Legislation that would require a person to be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident before becoming a notary public is advancing in the state Senate.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A state proposal that would require adult-oriented entertainers be at least 21 years old has likely failed for the legislative session.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Legislation that seeks to make changes to the current procedures for jury selection is advancing in the state Senate.
NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Department of Education has been asked to study legislation that would allow trained personnel to administer anti-seizure medications to high-school students in emergency situations.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Legislation that would set restrictions on local use of state education funds is advancing in the state House.
NASHVILLE (AP) - U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn is revising her campaign finance statements downward by nearly $164,000 because of accounting errors dating back to 2002.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Inflation rose again last month, reflecting big jumps in the cost of energy and airline tickets. And the forecast is for even bigger energy-related increases to come, including the possibility of $4 per gallon gasoline by Memorial Day.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it will auction an additional $25 billion in super-safe Treasury securities to big investment firms, part of an ongoing effort to provide relief to stressed credit markets.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The country's economic health deteriorated further in the early spring as shoppers buckled under the strains of the housing and credit debacles and a weaker employment climate.