VOL. 126 | NO. 117 | Thursday, June 16, 2011
On Thursday, June 16, the board overseeing The Regional Medical Center at Memphis will vote on its fiscal year 2012 budget, including a capital improvements plan approved last week by The MED’s Finance, Budget and Audit Committee.
Peabody hotel parties see sharp attendance increase
With half of this year’s season of The Peabody hotel rooftop parties now in the rearview mirror, the storied Memphis hotel is satisfied that what’s been an incremental retooling of its series of weekly after-work parties was the right move – and that it’s paying dividends.
At the noon filing deadline Thursday, June 16, for candidates in the Sept. 15 Arlington and Lakeland elections, there was a four-candidate race for Arlington mayor as expected. And the two incumbent town aldermen seeking re-election had opposition with a three-way battle for the third seat on the Arlington board of aldermen.
Two companies have won tax breaks for construction and investment projects they’re pursuing in Memphis.
Three of the key players in the schools consolidation lawsuit say they want a full trial on the dispute instead of an expedited ruling if they can’t depose a state education official on a key point in the lawsuit.
President Barack Obama has announced an “all-hands-on-deck strategy” to train 10,000 new American engineers every year.
A still relatively new section of the Memphis Bar Association – technology – will hold its inaugural continuing legal education (CLE) seminar Thursday, June 16.
Writers from the University of Alabama’s Program in Creative Writing will visit Memphis for a reading of their recent work at a benefit event to raise money for victims of the tornado that devastated Tuscaloosa in April.
The board of directors of Memphis-based auto-parts retailer AutoZone Inc. has authorized the buyback of half a billion dollars’ worth of the company’s common stock as part of the company’s ongoing share repurchase program.
Jenny Kiesewetter has a new office and a new address for her law practice, which recently moved from a space across the street from the Crescent Center into Independent Bank Tower at 5050 Poplar Ave.
So, high school seniors are donning caps and gowns, adjusting their tassels and looking ahead to college in the fall. But, stop! Wait a minute. Is this really the best move emotionally or financially?
The column about my knee evoked a record amount of viewer mail. Evidently, many folk have joint pain issues.
ERWIN, Tenn. (AP) – A federal court lawsuit against the East Tennessee processor of nuclear fuel for the U.S. Navy alleges negligent operation of the plant, leading to injury and damage.
CHATTANOOGA (AP) – It will take several years for Tennessee state government to fully recover from the economic recession, Gov. Bill Haslam told state judges Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Falling energy prices cooled overall inflation in May, offering some relief to consumers who have been coping for months with high gas prices.
NEW YORK (AP) – Big companies such as Citigroup and Sony have been the targets of major hacking attacks. Yet a new survey finds that regular people are also prime and often unsuspecting targets.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is suing President Barack Obama for taking military action against Libya without war authorization from Congress.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The outlook among homebuilders has been grim all year. This month, it became grimmer.