VOL. 126 | NO. 113 | Friday, June 10, 2011
While local homebuilders filed fewer permits in May than they did during the same month a year ago, average sales price – of both pulled permits and builder new-home sales – saw a significant leap.
Helping homeless expectant mothers just one Agape outreach effort
There are few situations as stressful as being a homeless pregnant mother, wandering weary, hungry and often hopeless from one shelter to the next with young children in tow.
Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines Corp. has a rebranded business unit that provides professional ground services to other regional and charter air carriers.
Plans for a new Dollar General store in the city’s North submarket are under way. Ware Properties LLC purchased 9,100 square feet of vacant land at 3433 Jackson Ave. from Hector Tejeda in May for $140,000, according to the Shelby County Register of Deeds. The Shelby County Assessor of Property’s 2011 appraisal of the parcel was $109,200.
Long waits at the doctor’s office might just be a thing of the past. Doctors Express, the nation’s first urgent care franchise, opened its first location in Memphis six months ago at 5475 Poplar Ave., and so far it is delivering on its goal to be an alternative to the lengthy delays associated with doctor’s office and emergency room visits.
On the way to its Labor Day goal of cutting capacity, Delta Air Lines Inc. is making more specific the moves that will cut its service at Memphis International Airport, one of Delta’s seven domestic hubs.
The proprietor of Downtown’s Little Tea Shop, the woman behind the cash register – Suhair Lauck – in the baseball cap greeting customers by name and being affectionately greeted in return as “Sue,” is as much of a Downtown icon as her bastion of home-cooked comfort food.
Lucky Catches. Last week I caught a whale. The river was too high to catch this fish, far too much trash churned and turned in its brown rush, far too distracting and suspicious for already suspicious rainbow, much less this wily old monster. I can’t catch this fish. I don’t fish, and people who do fish talk about fish like this, big enough to inspire tales, bigger still each time the tale is told.
Part three of a three-part series Volunteers make the world go ‘round. That is at the core of what we believe and what our experience has proven to be true. In part one of this series, we talked about the dangers of relying on staff to lead your organization’s fundraising. In part two, we focused on board members as the first group of volunteers to engage. Now we discuss engaging volunteers from outside your organization.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee is limiting the amount of home nursing and personal assistance services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reduce budget costs, which could push more people into community-based homes.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennesseans don't take healthy behavior seriously enough and he hopes a health and wellness task force he's created will change that.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The annual conference of the Tennessee Health Care Campaign is Saturday at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Jobs are scarce and food prices are likely to stay high through next year, according to new data that reinforced evidence of a U.S. economy stuck in a weak patch.
NEW YORK (AP) – Borders Group Inc. says it may have to close dozens of its best-performing stores due to a requirement of its bankruptcy financing if their landlords don't agree to extend a lease-negotiation period.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits hardly changed for a second straight week, stuck at a high level that points to a slowing job market.
WASHINGTON (AP) – American companies sold more computers, heavy machinery and telecommunications equipment in foreign markets in April, pushing exports to a record high. Imports declined, reflecting a big drop in auto imports from Japan caused by supply disruptions from the March earthquake and tsunami.
WASHINGTON (AP) – With an early August deadline looming, Vice President Joe Biden and top lawmakers met for the sixth time Thursday on legislation blending $1 trillion or more in spending cuts with a must-do measure to allow the government to resume borrowing more than $100 billion a month to pay its bills.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court says large telephone companies have to provide their competitors discounted access to their network.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is blaming the three largest U.S. mortgage lenders for the failures of its foreclosure-prevention program. It says they've done little to help people at risk of losing their homes.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Falling U.S. home prices have shrunk the equity Americans have in their homes to nearly the lowest percentage since World War II.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fixed mortgage rates have dropped for an eighth straight week, but the low rates have done little to boost the depressed housing market.