VOL. 124 | NO. 165 | Monday, August 24, 2009
Scratch City Court Clerk Thomas Long from the race for Memphis mayor.
Sales down more than half since last year
Commercial real estate sales suffered yet another decline in July as the ongoing economic crisis and tightened lending landscape continued to wreak havoc on the market.
The administration of Memphis Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery is still dealing with agreements made during the tenure of former Mayor Willie Herenton. One of those involves a car lease for the Cadillac Escalade SUV that had been Herenton’s official transportation.
Tennessee’s Robert Cooper Jr., along with 24 other state attorneys general, signed a letter a few days ago to U.S. congressional leaders supporting the creation of a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency.
Memphis City Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash had a very good week last week.
Three months after the murder of their only child, Sean and Beverly Walker are turning their tears into sweat.
The bus system in Memphis has an undeserved “mythology,” according to the people who run it. However, some who ride Memphis Area Transit Authority buses everyday – and many who don’t – contend the system is far from perfect.
Memphis needs a bus system that works for people who have no other form of transportation AND for those of us who want to leave the car at home.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown is from Florida’s 3rd District, which includes Jacksonville and Orlando. She’s also chair of the rail subcommittee of the U.S. House Transportation Committee.
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens is attempting to tackle the environment of the American Civil War through the eyes of an unconventional poet in the current art exhibition “Bold, Cautious, True: Walt Whitman and American Art of the Civil War Era.” The exhibit, which opened last month, includes American masterpieces of the 1860s from collections across the country.
NEW YORK (AP) - Harley-Davidson Inc. is considering sites in four states for a possible relocation of its main motorcycle plant in Pennsylvania, a company spokesman said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Advocates for a Washington, D.C., congressional seat are ramping up their lobbying efforts, seeking leverage on members of Congress by enlisting the help of their constituents far from the nation's capital.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. housing market is rebounding quicker than expected, with home resales in July posting the largest monthly increase in at least 10 years as first-time buyers rushed to take advantage of a tax credit that expires this fall.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Peter and Gina Fochtman sat stone-faced at the courtroom table. Across from them was the man who could determine their family's future: an attorney for the bank trying to foreclose on their home.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new poll says that Americans, concerned over the future of health care reform and anxious about the growing federal budget deficit, are losing faith in President Barack Obama.