VOL. 125 | NO. 99 | Friday, May 21, 2010
A whistleblower whose claims that a runway at Memphis International Airport is structurally unsound and could collapse under the weight of aircraft made his case Thursday morning at the airport’s board of commissioners monthly meeting.
Troubled Plush Club shuttered – for now
You can usually tell the Plush Club is open by the trio of roving searchlights on the south end of Beale Street.
Revisits Civil Service Recommendations
The Metro Charter Commission has approved the idea of a mayor for a consolidated government who would be limited to two consecutive terms in office and must be at least 21 years old.
Memphis has had three mayors since the last budget season at City Hall, and the latest appears to have picked up where the other left off.
The walls of a cinderblock city school classroom in East Memphis are hung with posters of John Coltrane, King Oliver, Otis Redding, Elvis Presley, Billie Holiday and a 78-inch interactive whiteboard called an ActivBoard.
David Graham bought his first Porsche when he was just 17 years old.
For 104 years, longer than any other, one golf course has introduced this city to the game, more than any other. Short and certainly sweet, first pars are found on this course, first birdies sing and first eagles soar. And they come back for a lifetime.
BRIDGES Inc. showed out-of-work people how to create their own jobs with the help of successful small-business owners Wednesday when the nonprofit organization hosted a conference on entrepreneurship.
This week’s city-county Industrial Development Board meeting proved fruitful for Christ Community Health Services.
CHATTANOOGA (AP) - Some Republican candidates in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District race say they plan to skip a Saturday GOP fundraiser after they were hit with a demand to pay $2,000 for the right to speak there.
KNOXVILLE (AP) - A member of the University of Tennessee board says he foresees the day when only a fraction of the university's funding will come from government.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper says North Carolina-based financial companies accused of predatory lending practices against Fort Campbell soldiers will have to pay them more than $1 million.
NEW YORK (AP) – A private research group’s index of leading economic indicators unexpectedly slipped in April, its first drop in more than a year and a sign that growth could slow this summer.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government has reported the number of troubled banks kept growing last quarter even as the industry as a whole had its best quarter in two years.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will propose new rules covering cancellation of trades in the wake of the May 6 stock market plunge, the agency's chairman told a Senate panel Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's a good time to buy a car or refinance a mortgage, thanks to super-low inflation and interest rates.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week by the largest amount in three months. The surge is evidence of how volatile the job market remains, even as the economy grows.