VOL. 122 | NO. 133 | Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Memphis mayor Willie Herenton probably slept a little easier Monday night, once word came earlier in the day he won't have to compete against an old friend and wildly popular local politician to keep his job.
Methodist Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center has a history of firsts, starting with the first-ever open heart surgery in Memphis, which was performed there in 1959.
Leadership Memphis has named Glenn Sessoms its board chair for 2007-2008. Sessoms is currently the vice president of the FedEx Memphis Hub Day Sort, where he manages 3,500 employees, four directors, 25 senior managers and 150 managers. He is a twice-decorated Five Star Award winner, the highest level of recognition at FedEx. Sessoms also is a 1997 graduate of the Leadership Memphis Executive Program.
The campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards learned about crime as well as poverty in Memphis Monday during a stop of Edwards' "Road To One America Tour." The tour is supposed to call attention to Americans living in poverty.
Three years after the first construction crews arrived in Uptown to move dirt and lay the foundations for a few hundred homes, the end is finally in sight for the revitalization of this once-blighted neighborhood.
Voters in Senate District 29 returned Ford to office last year - despite that expulsion by fellow senators - making arguments in her U.S. District Court suit "largely moot," said a petition filed by her lawyers.
The reunion was ordered by the Tennessee Supreme Court in January following a seven-year custody fight between Jerry and Louise Baker and Chinese nationals Shaoqiang “Jack” and Qin Lou “Casey” He, parents of 8-year-old Anna Mae He.
Monday was the deadline for applications to be submitted to the Administrative Office of the Courts, and 22 people applied for the position.