VOL. 125 | NO. 68 | Thursday, April 8, 2010
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
Memphis is a few weeks away from getting another farmer’s market.
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.
Startup and portfolio companies have been invited to attend an “Emerging Company Boot Camp” today at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC.
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.
A search for successors to departing Center City Commission president Jeff Sanford has generated significant local interest.
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.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The state is sponsoring three energy camps for K-12 teachers in June.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) - For the first time in two years, more CEOs expect to be adding jobs than cutting jobs.
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.