VOL. 122 | NO. 142 | Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Promotional wheels start spinning for Burns' WWII documentary
Ken Burns' PBS documentary "The Civil War," seen by some 40 million viewers during its 1990 broadcast, made a celebrity out of Shelby Foote.
Yet another out-of-town real estate investor is pumping money into the local economy, further proof that Memphis remains attractive to outside interests.
Volunteers of America, Elderly housing center, Permit Cost: $3.6 million -
A 45-unit elderly housing center on Austin Peay Highway across from Broadmoor Baptist Church in Raleigh. The center is being built by Volunteers of America (VOA), a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization whose programs address the needs of many segments of the population, including children, the elderly and individuals with developmental disabilities.
Seven-year-old Will Pappas had no idea his wish was about to come true.
Shelby County Board of Education members have some decisions to make in the wake of last week's ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Bernice Donald.
The figure will include money collected in June only, as the Internal Revenue Service requires. Dollars raised in July, during which Thompson has held several large fundraising events, won't be disclosed.
The new ethics laws - approved in early 2006 after an FBI corruption investigation - took much of the money out of the relationship between lobbyist and lawmaker, but lobbyists still do plenty to craft and influence legislation.
For years, Kenneth Stoner and a Knights of Columbus chapter at Helena-West Helena looked on with envy - barred from even holding small bingo games because of Arkansas' constitutional prohibition against gambling.
"That might be a short-term winner - and I think it will be - but it's a losing habit and a disservice to what America needs from us," he said.
Their support of Morris – the former head of Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division – appears set to be announced at a press conference Thursday. The endorsements, which the Morris campaign would not officially confirm Tuesday afternoon, come days after incumbent Willie Herenton hosted his own campaign kick-off festivities at a newly opened headquarters in South Memphis.