VOL. 126 | NO. 93 | Thursday, May 12, 2011
Two University of Memphis professors who wanted to see for themselves the local emergency response to the historic rise of the Mississippi River have changed the nature of the local response to flooding and other disasters by posting the information online.
National media distort Memphis flood scene
Mud Island resident Kelly Earnest was out of town when several recent days of torrential rain contributed to the Mississippi River’s historic rise and crest of nearly 48 feet this week.
Following last Monday’s announcement that the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is moving from Tom Lee Park to the Mid-South Fairgrounds, planners had less than 48 hours to turn around the new design at Tiger Lane.
Coverage of the rising waters in the Memphis area
Federal Judge Hardy Mays heard arguments and testimony Thursday from all sides in the schools consolidation lawsuit.
The former public records coordinator for the city of Memphis is still challenging in court her dismissal from the job late last year.
Flooding has shifted the Mid-South Food Bank into disaster mode, placing additional strain on an agency that already feeds not only Memphis, ranked as the nation’s hungriest city, but a total of 325 feeding programs in 31 counties.
All sides in the schools consolidation court case are to meet Thursday in Memphis federal court for the first open court hearing since second- and third-round efforts to mediate an out-of-court settlement began last month.
By 1995, Barry Frager, owner of The Frager Law Firm PC, had worked for both sides of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Ray’s Take: Are you prepared for retirement? With the ups and downs of home values and many investments, ballooning costs of health care and taxes, many people who thought they had their ducks in a row for retirement are now getting cold feet. Couple that with extended life expectancies and you’ve got lots of question marks.
A few weeks back, I advocated the use of puns. Within days, maybe hours, of that column’s appearance, I received an email from David R. Yale, the “Pundit of Double Entendres,” as he is referred to on the title page of his book.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Federal regulators have filed a complaint against two Memphis-based food warehouses, alleging that they have filthy conditions.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to limit teacher's collective bargaining rights is advancing after the House speaker stepped in once again to cast a tiebreaking vote.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The demise of a bill seeking to allow faculty and staff to carry guns on the campuses of public colleges has led to a flare-up between Republican lawmakers in the Tennessee House.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A bill to close access to public records in local governments' economic development deals has stalled in the Tennessee House.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – BancorpSouth Inc. said Tuesday that it will close 23 bank branches in six states this summer as part of a plan to consolidate operations.
ATLANTA (AP) – SunTrust Banks Inc. has acquired the assets of CSI Capital Management, a money management firm whose roster of wealthy clients includes high-profile athletes. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Companies in March advertised the most jobs since the peak of the 2008 financial crisis, a sign that hiring is likely to remain healthy in the months ahead.
IRONWOOD, Mich. (AP) – A couple of times a month, Dr. Walter Beusse drives from his suburban Chicago home to Milwaukee, where he catches a flight north to Ironwood in Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula to work in a hospital emergency room.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-controlled House has passed another bill putting offshore oil and gas drilling on the fast track.
WASHINGTON (AP) – It was a tough-talking House Speaker John Boehner who warned Wall Street this week that Congress won't raise the government's debt ceiling without massive spending cuts that most Democrats oppose.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is wading into the swirl of deficit-trimming budget plans, looking to cast himself as a broker in the struggle to tame the federal debt.