VOL. 124 | NO. 163 | Thursday, August 20, 2009
Although St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is slowing the pace of development because of the economic downturn, it continues to expand its Memphis footprint.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is about to embark on an ambitious genome mapping project so scientists can better pinpoint the genetic causes of childhood cancer.
The Memphis-Shelby County Office of Construction Code Enforcement has issued a certificate of occupancy for an upscale restaurant developed in Cordova by a topless-nightclub businessman.
He’s a successful businessman of nearly four decades. He had finished a respectable third the last time he ran for Memphis mayor, which was the first time he ran for elected office. He has enough name recognition that people he doesn’t know ask for his autograph. And he can’t make campaign signs, buttons and T-shirts fast enough to satisfy the demand.
A Memphis-based third-party logistics firm has turned a rebranding campaign into a way to reinvent the way it does business.
The Memphis Bar Association’s Leadership Forum, which began in 2004, offers attorneys in their third to eighth year of practice opportunities to network, meet nationally known legal icons and create projects to serve the community.
A vocal critic of the Memphis Area Transit Authority has been appointed to the MATA board by Memphis Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery.
Richard Carter, director and shareholder of the Memphis law firm of Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston PC, in July took office as president of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law’s Alumni board of directors, which works with its members and area clubs to support and advance the mission of the law school.
Memphis City Schools is one of five finalists that could receive part of $500 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve teacher effectiveness.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Oxford city officials have rejected a request to allow bars in the area to stay open later on weekends when football games are being played at the University of Mississippi.
NEW YORK (AP) - The banking unit of Wells Fargo & Co. is facing a lawsuit claiming it illegally reduced the size of customers' home equity lines of credit.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Army on Wednesday won a court challenge to its plan to incinerate chemical weapons at storage sites around the country, over objections from a watchdog group that says the practice releases toxic pollution.