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VOL. 123 | NO. 91 | Thursday, May 8, 2008

Lawsuit Hints at Public Works Issues

The city of Memphis is facing a federal lawsuit claiming that a drainage ditch it built in Southeast Memphis about 30 years ago has not been kept up properly.

Sports-Related Cases Heat up in Media

When a professional athlete goes to trial, the media shines a bright light.

Holland Uses Holistic Law To Solve Problems Peacefully

Maureen T. Holland, member and owner of Holland & Associates PLLC, has been practicing holistic law since 2000.

Gateway Center To Get Image Boost

Belz Enterprises Inc. will complete a $1 million facelift on the Gateway Shopping Center at 3230 Jackson Ave. in the Berclair neighborhood of North Memphis, company officials have confirmed.

GTx Files Suit Against UT Research Foundation

Memphis biopharmaceutical company GTx Inc. has filed suit against the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF), according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

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The Memphis Investors Group will meet today at 7 p.m. at the Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter Road. Mark Klee and Caryn McKinney of postbankruptcyreport.com are the featured speakers. Early-bird sessions will be held at 6 p.m. The event is free to first-time visitors and members, while repeat visitors pay $20. For more information, contact Tammy Green at 414-2729 or mig@memphisinvestors.com.

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Countrywide Admits Employees Made Errors

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mortgage lender Countrywide Financial Corp., which is under investigation for inflating certain borrowers' fees, has acknowledged that it has made errors and pledged to take steps to improve its operations.

Herenton Sticks To Singing School Reform Refrain

Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton tried to talk the City Council down from cutting $93 million in city funding to Memphis City Schools as he talked this week of reinventing and blowing up parts of a school system he said is ripe for change.

Lottery Scholarships Bill Could Spark Senate Fight

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Republican version of a sweeping lottery scholarships proposal is on its way to a Senate floor vote.

Bredesen to Cut 2,000 Tennessee State Workers

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen on Wednesday announced Tennessee will eliminate more than 2,000 state jobs, or 5 percent of the work force, as part of an effort to shore up the state's budget.

AP Interview: Paulson Says Credit Crisis may be Fading

WASHINGTON (AP) - The worst of the nation's credit crisis may have passed, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Wednesday, though he acknowledged rising gas prices will blunt the effect of 130 million economic stimulus checks.

Bill Would Require Parents to OK Abuse Prevention Discussion

NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal that would require parental consent before child care agencies could discuss sexual abuse prevention with a child is headed to the governor for his consideration.

Bill on Mixed Martial Arts Passes House, Stalls in Senate

NASHVILLE (AP) - A bill to legalize and regulate "mixed martial arts" competitions in Tennessee passed the House but stalled in a Senate committee on Tuesday.

Bill to Ban Open Containers for Passengers Killed in House

NASHVILLE (AP) - A House panel has killed a proposal to ban passengers from drinking alcohol in cars.

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