VOL. 123 | NO. 102 | Friday, May 23, 2008
Outside the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Hardy Mays Wednesday afternoon, reporters waiting for word of a verdict in the Edmund Ford federal corruption trial reflected on memorable phrases uttered during the court proceedings.
Local cab business owner Jay Kumar has tried for two years to build an upscale, 35-room motel along Lamar Avenue, a project for which he estimates spending $2.5 million. And because he temporarily failed to get the final approval from city officials that he needed this week, he’s still trying.
The Midtown property housing the Church of Scientology Mission of Memphis at 1440 Central Ave. has sold for $635,487 to David Slaughter, the church’s trustee or “mission holder,” and Bennetta Slaughter, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
Rick Masson said he is humbled by his new position as the first permanent executive director of the Shelby Farms Park Conservancy, the nonprofit organization that manages roughly two-thirds of the 4,500-acre Shelby Farms Park. He begins the post July 1.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of newly laid off workers filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to the lowest level in a month.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The state Legislature adjourned for the year after lawmakers passed a $27 billion state budget that cuts jobs and education and health care spending to fill a nearly half-billion-dollar revenue shortfall.