VOL. 122 | NO. 137 | Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Sports businessman's dealings aren't adding up
Once it's finished, the amateur sports complex being built at the corner of Houston Levee and Walnut Grove roads will be filled with young people tackling all manner of athletic challenges.
Rhonda Rucker spent a recent Saturday morning at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, but she wasn't there to read the books, surf the Net or peruse the periodicals. No, she was there to educate others about how to avoid foreclosure.
32.34 acres on, Forest Hill-Irene Road, Sale Amounts: $1.1 million; $1.1 million; $1.1 million -
Developer Jackie Welch has closed on more than 32 acres on the east side of Forest Hill-Irene Road north of Forest Hill Lane in Germantown and plans to divide the property into multiple home sites.
The Daily News claimed six top Tennessee Press Association (TPA) Awards at a statewide luncheon late last week in Nashville.
A few weeks ago, two local nonprofit organizations found themselves facing a crisis as they suddenly were forced to look for new homes.
But no matter how strong legislators make the state's ethics rules, there will always be a few lawmakers trying to get around the law, said Rep. Frank Buck, a longtime proponent of ethics reform and an author of the 2006 ethics law.
Mercer Human Resource Consulting had recommended paying only two commissioners - Finance Commissioner Dave Goetz and Education Commissioner Lana Seivers - at the new top pay-grade of $180,000, according to a Knoxville News Sentinel review of the report.
"If Fred Thompson runs and he does well, then I think that makes it easier for me to not run," Gingrich said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "On the other hand, just given what you've seen with (John) McCain the last few months, how can you predict?"
MEMPHIS (AP) - A Chinese couple regained custody of their 8-year-old daughter Monday after a seven-year fight to get her back from what was supposed to be temporary foster care.