VOL. 123 | NO. 77 | Friday, April 18, 2008
Memphis Police raised the curtain this week on the Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) that goes online in late May or early June.
The six-acre park at Poplar Avenue and Manassas Street has two basketball courts, two playground areas, a medium-size pavilion - and a bad reputation.
Mike Arnold didn't have to wonder who or where his father was when he was a little boy. Arnold said he was a fortunate child, one who grew up with his father in the home, doing the things boys do with their dads such as playing catch or just having those conversations only a dad and son can have.
Environmentalists believe "every day is Earth Day," but they also understand that the period leading up to April 22 - when the actual Earth Day takes place - is the most convenient time to promote green initiatives and lifestyles to the public.
University of Memphis Athletic Director R.C. Johnson admits the attention Tigers athletics gets is out of proportion to what it probably deserves given other nonsports accomplishments at the university.
Shelby County's tax base got a little larger over the past year, according to certified property assessment figures prepared this week.
WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday described a "tremendous surge" in mortgage fraud investigations that he said has diverted agents from other cases and is expected to keep growing.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen's proposal to bar the Judicial Selection Commission from meeting in private has likely failed this session.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A legislative proposal to require informed consent before an abortion has failed this session and will be studied over the summer.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen has signed into a law a legislative resolution to reject participation in a boundary commission proposed by Georgia lawmakers.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Legislation that would require recording interrogations of suspects in custody by law enforcement for criminal cases has stalled in the Senate.
NASHVILLE (AP) - House Republicans failed Thursday in an attempt to attach a proposal to allow employers to require workers to speak English to an unrelated bill about sewage systems.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to put caps on damages from malpractice lawsuits against nursing homes is headed to a study committee, meaning it likely won't pass this session.
NEW YORK (AP) - A Citi Investment Research analyst upgraded Regions Financial Corp. Thursday based on the regional bank's valuation.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mortgage finance company Freddie Mac said Thursday it would buy up to $15 billion in home loans for higher-priced properties, using new flexibility granted by Congress earlier this year.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Big Wall Street investment companies are pulling back on their borrowing from the Federal Reserve's emergency lending program.
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones/AP) - A Federal Reserve official said Thursday that she expects final credit-card regulations aimed at protecting consumers to be rolled out by year's end.