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VOL. 123 | NO. 85 | Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Eastview Neighbor Tries to Sue Blight Away

The Memphis neighborhood known as Eastview gives the appearance of lacking many things. Some of those things include lawnmowers, fix-it men and the occasional visit of a code enforcement officer.

CSCMP Roundtable To Examine Next Generation

Dr. Ernie Nichols of the University of Memphis understands how a career in supply chain management doesn't hold the cachet of more popular professions.

Srinivasan Joins UT Medical Group

Dr. Saumini Srinivasan has joined the University of Tennessee Medical Group as a pediatric pulmonologist with a special interest in exercise stress testing.

Charter Changes Clash With Comm. Views

A funny thing has happened on the way to the Aug. 7 ballot for a set of changes to the county charter.

St. Mary's to Mark Anniversary With Glimpses at Past

Sister Constance, the headmistress of St. Mary's School for Girls, was one of the many Catholic sisters who remained in Memphis during the summer of 1878 when the yellow fever epidemic broke out, according to the book "The American Plague."

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: West at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 85%


The Rotary Club of Memphis will hold the fifth annual Bobby Dunavant Public Servant Awards today at 11:45 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will be the featured speaker. For more information, call Lee Hughes at 754-1615.

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County Buyouts Approved, But Not Everyone on Board

A buyout offer to 222 county government employees ages 65 and older won approval by the Shelby County Board of Commissioners earlier this week, but commissioners still are reviewing the part of the plan that would eliminate any pay for the accrued sick leave those employees might have.

Future of Open Records Depends on Sharply Different Bills

NASHVILLE (AP) - A records request for Memphis Police Department incident reports that referred to ice cream may not have been as frivolous as the city's attorney wanted state lawmakers to believe.

Delta, Northwest to Offer Employees Reciprocal Travel Rights

ATLANTA (AP) - As Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. try to woo regulators and shareholders to support their proposed combination, they are courting employees, too, with new travel privileges.

Medtronic Operations Chief DeMane Steps Down

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Medtronic Inc. Chief Operating Officer Michael DeMane resigned has resigned effective Wednesday, the medical devices maker said Tuesday.

Homes Facing Foreclosure More Than Doubled in Q1 From 2007

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of U.S. homes heading toward foreclosure more than doubled in the first quarter from a year earlier, as weakening property values and tighter lending left many homeowners powerless to prevent homes from being auctioned to the highest bidder, a research firm said Monday.

Tennessee Improving Release of Child Abuse Information

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee officials say they're taking steps to improve the release of information about fatal and life-threatening child abuse cases despite a report from two advocacy groups that give the state a failing grade.

Abortion Amendment Sponsor to Seek Full House Vote

NASHVILLE (AP) - The sponsor of a proposal to change the Tennessee Constitution to allow the state to impose greater limits on abortions has given notice that she plans to try to bring the measure up for a full House floor vote.

House OKs Increased Penalties for Violating Disabled Parking

NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to increase penalties for illegally parking in spaces reserved for disabled drivers is headed to the governor for his consideration.

Cable Bill Passes Tenn. House

NASHVILLE (AP) - After nearly four months of negotiating, a proposal to provide statewide cable TV franchising passed the House on Monday and could be before the full Senate soon.

Proposal to Ban Free Booze From Lawmaker Receptions Fails

NASHVILLE (AP) - Members of the state House have rejected an attempt to create a ban on free alcohol at lawmaker receptions.

Effort to Strip Convicted Lawmakers of Health Benefits Dies

NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to deny convicted lawmakers of health insurance benefits has likely been killed for the year by a Democratic-controlled House committee.

Bill to End Universal Carding for Beer Heads to Governor

NASHVILLE (AP) - Enforcement of Tennessee's first-in-the-nation law requiring universal carding for beer purchases is on the verge of being dialed back to people who look younger than 50 years old.

Open Container Bill OK'd Despite DUI Enforcement Concerns

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Senate has passed a bill that would ban open alcohol containers in vehicles.

Strip Club Beer Ban Stayed

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