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VOL. 124 | NO. 163 | Thursday, August 20, 2009

St. Jude Expands Campus Despite Economy

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 Plans Major Gene Sequencing Initiative

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.

Closely Watched Cordova Restaurant To Open Soon

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.

Lawler Laments Being Typecast As He Runs for Mayor

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.

Dunavant Subsidiary Joins Ranks Of Green Logistics Firms

A Memphis-based third-party logistics firm has turned a rebranding campaign into a way to reinvent the way it does business.

MBA Seeks More Applicants For Leadership Forum

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.

Vergos Appointed To MATA Board, Hooks to Public Service

A vocal critic of the Memphis Area Transit Authority has been appointed to the MATA board by Memphis Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery.

Carter Takes Helm of U of M’s Law Alumni Board

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 Schools in Running For Multi-Million-Dollar Gates Grant

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.

Aldermen Won't Let Oxford Bars Stay Open Later

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.

Wells Fargo Sued Over Home Equity Lines of Credit

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.

Judge Tosses Chemical Weapons Incineration Suit

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.

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