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VOL. 125 | NO. 68 | Thursday, April 8, 2010

50 Years of Secrets

Priest Sins Extensive, Records Show

Catholic priests accused of child sexual abuse in Memphis moved to different parishes and cities without parishioners or authorities being alerted, according to recently opened Circuit Court records.

Diocese Struggled With Approach, Court Docs Show

The Catholic Diocese of Memphis had, by the mid-1990s, adopted a policy of suspending priests accused of child sexual abuse and sending them for counseling, as well as providing counseling for their victims.

2004 Accusation Not Beginning of Local Abuse Claims

When an 18-year-old man filed a John Doe lawsuit in Shelby County Circuit Court in 2004 accusing the Rev. Juan Carlos Duran of sexually abusing him four years earlier, it was a milestone.

Regulators Target Morgan Keegan

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and several state agencies have filed actions against Memphis-based Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. accusing the firm of fraud and misleading investors.

Madness Comes to March Home Sales Totals

“March Madness” refers to the frenzy of college basketball from coast to coast each spring, but the term might also be applied to the local real estate market, which last month saw an impressive flurry of home sales.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Thunderstorm Light Rain
Wind: South at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 97%


Dish It Out, a community wide fundraiser for the National Foundation for Transplants, will be held today at local restaurants. Participating restaurants will donate a percentage of the day’s profits to NFT. Those restaurants include, Amerigo, Circa, Corky’s, Equestria, Grill 83, Interim, McAlister’s Deli, Pa Pa Pia’s, Restaurant Iris and Spindini. For more information, visit www.transplants.org.

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Cooper-Young Preps for New Farmer’s Market

Memphis is a few weeks away from getting another farmer’s market.

Isom-Thompson Born Into Law Profession

Amber Isom-Thompson recently was named partner at Kiesewetter Wise Kaplan Prather PLC, a milestone in a law career that started with her first day on Earth.

Baker Donelson Sends Startups Back to Basic Training

Startup and portfolio companies have been invited to attend an “Emerging Company Boot Camp” today at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.

Exchange Building Sells at Bargain Price

The Exchange Building at 130 Madison Ave. sold for a fraction of its value in a successor trustee’s deed last month when it was reclaimed by the lender following a foreclosure.

No Reason to Fear Tax Filing

Don’t Panic.

Applicants Submit Resumes to Head CCC

A search for successors to departing Center City Commission president Jeff Sanford has generated significant local interest.


FBI's Memphis Agent Promoted to Security Division

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - The FBI's special agent in charge in Memphis has been named the deputy assistant director for the agency's Security Division.


Tenn. Companies Deny Selling Phony Insurance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Representative of two Tennessee companies accused by authorities of selling phony medical insurance policies to thousands of people nationwide said Tuesday that they are not to blame for piles of unpaid medical bills.

Tennessee Energy Camps Scheduled for K-12 Teachers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The state is sponsoring three energy camps for K-12 teachers in June.


Tenn. House Panel Rejects Local Gun Bans for Bars

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A House panel on Wednesday rejected an effort to allow local governments in Tennessee to decide whether they want to ban guns from being carried in bars.

Ramsey: Tenn. Could Hire Lawyer if AG Won't Sue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Senate speaker and Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron Ramsey says he would consider hiring an independent counsel if state Attorney General Bob Cooper refuses to file a lawsuit to challenge the constitutionality of a federal health overhaul.

Bill Would Prohibit Teaching of Gay Relationships

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Democratic lawmaker opposed to legislation that would prohibit teaching about gay relationships in Tennessee public schools told the Republican sponsor on Wednesday that the practice is a "figment of his imagination."

Willie Nelson Criticizes Horse Slaughter Bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Willie Nelson submitted an opinion piece to The Tennessean criticizing Rep. Frank Niceley for a bill that would encourage horse slaughtering operations.


Nearly Half of US Households Escape Fed Income Tax

WASHINGTON (AP) - Tax Day is a dreaded deadline for millions, but for nearly half of U.S. households it's simply somebody else's problem.

Fmr. Citi Exec Warned Rubin About Mortgage Risk

WASHINGTON (AP) - A former executive of Citigroup Inc. is telling a panel investigating the roots of the financial crisis that he warned former chairman Robert Rubin and other bank leaders about the coming mortgage crisis back in 2006.

More CEOs See Job Increases Than Losses

NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time in two years, more CEOs expect to be adding jobs than cutting jobs.

Geithner to Visit Beijing Amid Currency Dispute

MUMBAI, India (AP) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will visit Beijing for talks with a Chinese vice premier for economic affairs on Thursday, Geithner's spokesman said, in a sign the two sides are moving toward settling a dispute over China's currency controls.

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BUILDING PERMITS 242 242 28,995
BANKRUPTCIES 59 59 8,985

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