VOL. 128 | NO. 66 | Thursday, April 4, 2013
The St. Louis Cardinals are showing renewed interest in purchasing the Memphis Redbirds, but any deal that would transfer ownership of the team and AutoZone Park from the nonprofit Redbirds Foundation almost certainly would require “city involvement,” foundation president Ray Pohlman said Thursday, April 4.
FedEx founder included on Barron’s list of ‘World’s Best CEOs’
For creating the overnight package-delivery business four decades ago, and for everything his company has done since, FedEx Corp. founder Fred Smith has been placed among an elite group of chief executives by the business magazine Barron’s.
The chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority board got a view of just how devastating passenger air service cuts by Delta Air Lines have been to the airport this past Easter as his Delta flight landed in Memphis.
For months, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and the Memphis City Council had delayed final votes on his proposal to require the registration of property to make it easier for the city to find the owners of blighted property.
City funding of auto emissions inspections is still due to run out on June 30, the end of the current fiscal year at City Hall.
State Rep. JoAnne Favors, D-Chattanooga, has one word to describe the state’s proposed school voucher system: rip-off.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
It’s been a long time coming, but Michael Coury has made the move to Glankler Brown PLLC.
Ray’s Take Every time you go out to lunch you see it: everyone’s smart phones are right there on the table, ready for texting, talking, checking emails, or some quick research. What happened to simply staying connected to the ones right there in front of you?
In a Paul Greenberg column I met the word “mitteleuropaish” for the first time. Greenberg (winner of a Pulitzer in 1969) was discussing a recently released book, “Kafka: The Office Writings.” He wrote, “A combination attorney, actuary and all-around bureaucrat, (Kafka) seems to have carried out his duties with a combination of mitteleuropaisch flair and German efficiency.”
MEMPHIS (AP) – Decades after Martin Luther King Jr. was shot to death here, some of the striking sanitation workers who marched with him are again fighting for their jobs.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Newly-restored videotapes showing James Earl Ray's return to Memphis to face trial for the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. have been released on the 45th anniversary of the civil rights leader's death.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A bill seeking to put controls on the secondary ticket market has been withdrawn amid what its sponsor called fierce lobbying on both sides.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A measure that would create a special panel to authorize charter school applications for failing schools is advancing in the state Legislature.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A resolution calling for a comprehensive study of lawmaker allowances has been killed in a House committee after unanimously passing the Senate.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Legislation to allow wine to be sold in Tennessee supermarkets and convenience stores isn't quite dead yet.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to seal Tennessee's handgun carry permit records from public scrutiny is headed for a full Senate vote.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Two reports Wednesday showed that U.S. service companies grew more slowly in March and private employers pulled back on hiring. The declines suggest businesses may have grown more cautious last month after federal spending cuts took effect.