VOL. 125 | NO. 163 | Monday, August 23, 2010
Now that WKNO has settled into its new 39,000-square-foot digital media center, the public broadcasting station is moving to the next item it's long had on its to-do list.
Folk’s Folly updates lounge, expands bar
One of the hallmarks of Folk’s Folly, the venerable East Memphis steakhouse that opened more than 30 years ago, is tradition.
The Aug. 5 election results are certified. But the events of the coming week will determine whether that’s the final word on who won and who lost.
The average American has three or four jobs in a lifetime.
Six Shelby County Commissioners attend the last scheduled meeting of their tenure Monday.
Emmanuel “Manny” Ohonme seeks to do with shoes what Jesus did with fish.
Tom Kolano is a plant manager, not a human resources specialist. So when he moved to Memphis in 2002 to run American Yeast Corp.’s plant near General DeWitt Spain Airport, the first thing he did was look for a company to manage his human resources needs. After searching and trying out different companies for more than a year, he landed with Memphis’ Centre Group.
The recession is teaching me, or maybe the better term is re-teaching, valuable lessons on running a small business.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Tennessee has lifted a curtain of secrecy, exposing the successes and failures of Memphis hospitals in preventing bloodstream infections.
Memphians haven’t had an off-election year in nearly a decade, so it’s unlikely that any examination of how elections are conducted can take place in a clinical environment.
The Child Impact Statement Reporting System (CISRS) is coming to City Hall.
The Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center box office has had to clarify a few things about its upcoming concert by big-screen leading man Jeff Daniels on Aug. 28 at 8 p.m.
Tommy Bui and Annie Tran grew up in towns only half an hour away from each other in Vietnam, two hours south of Saigon, but they didn’t meet until they were in high school in Memphis. And even then they attended different schools, Overton for Annie and Kingsbury for Tommy. Their families came to Memphis in 1995.
Automobiles and wines have vintage dates, and sure as little green apples make the best pies, one year is followed by another and new models are produced. Both cars and wine possess built-in obsolescence, though the relative longevity of wine and cars depends on different factors. Not all wines are built to age, though a few years in bottle for even a relatively inexpensive wine can sometimes result in a sense of additional character.
The Shelby County Commission will meet today at 1:30 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for a full agenda.
MEMPHIS (AP) – A section of Interstate 40 in the Memphis area now honors late soul musician Isaac Hayes.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike McWherter is questioning his Republican rival Bill Haslam's ability to objectively run the state's environmental program because his family's chain of truck stops has been cited dozens of times for violations.
NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee unemployment rate for July was 9.8 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is starting a new communication service beginning Sept. 1 that will carry alerts and messages directly to the community.
NASHVILLE (AP) – The new chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents has agreed to take an $80,000 pay cut to eliminate what he called the "distraction" caused by his salary.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's Medicaid program launched a new computerized health records system Thursday, and officials said it could help improve patient care.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Layoffs are back, and that’s bad news for the fragile economic recovery.
The popularity of free budgeting sites continues to soar. But users of one of the big players in the arena, Quicken Online, will no longer be able to sign in starting Aug. 29.
In the wake of news about a spike in new applications for unemployment benefits comes another potentially troubling sign: A record number of workers made hardship withdrawals from their retirement accounts in the second quarter.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Nearly half of the homeowners who enrolled in the Obama administration's flagship mortgage-relief program have fallen out.