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VOL. 122 | NO. 139 | Thursday, July 26, 2007

Schools Desegregation Case At Crossroads

Donald could close 44-year-old case governing county schools

It began with the parents of 21 black Shelby County Schools students filing a lawsuit in the summer of 1963 to desegregate and integrate the school system.

LexisNexis Acquisition of Juris Signals Legal Trend of Mergers

With law firms across the country seemingly merging almost every day, it seems appropriate the companies providing the management software for those firms eventually would follow suit.

Fascination With Law Drives McDonald Kuhn's Nahmias

The first law book Evan Nahmias ever picked up was about a case involving legendary Beatles guitarist George Harrison. That famous name caught the eye of Nahmias, who then was an undergraduate student at the University of Arizona.

Fred Thompson Shakes up His Campaign Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson is shaking up his still-unofficial campaign, replacing his top aide with a former Michigan senator and a veteran Florida strategist.

TBI Raids Teamsters Office, Questions Officers in Memphis and Nashville

The TBI on Tuesday hauled away computer hard drives and files from the Teamsters, which took over as the police department's representative from the Fraternal Order of Police last year in a bitter department election.

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EVENTS

The Memphis Regional Chamber will host a Breakfast Forum today at 7:30 a.m. Benny Lendermon, president of the Riverfront Development Corp., will discuss "Take Me to the River: Beale Street Landing and Other Riverfront Projects." Cost to attend is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. To register, e-mail tlee@memphischamber.com.

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Bredesen May Step In to Get TennCare Waiver Renewed

TennCare - which provides health coverage to about 1.2 million, mostly low-income pregnant women, children and disabled people - was created on a waiver from the federal Medicaid program in the 1990s so the state could expand eligibility to more income levels.

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