VOL. 124 | NO. 178 | Thursday, September 10, 2009
The Shelby County Election Commission has approved a field of 25 candidates for the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor.
Jefferson and Lowery had been scheduled to meet Tuesday, but the embattled city attorney called in sick. He also called in sick Wednesday and indicated he would be out for the rest of this week.
The decision by Memphis Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery to replace Wilkins comes at a crucial time in the long-running case.
Local cab company owner Jay Kumar has tweaked the site plan for an upscale motel he’s developing along the Lamar Avenue corridor in South Memphis.
More than 500 health care entities, including pharmacy chains with retail clinics, have preregistered with the state to provide the swine flu vaccine when it becomes available.
The foreclosure crisis has claimed another multimillion-dollar commercial victim, this one the 432-unit Jamesbridge apartments in Raleigh.
Yolanda Wesley Ingram has been nominated to the board of directors for the Memphis Bar Foundation. Ingram is the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law’s assistant dean for student affairs, director of the Academic Support Program and director of the Tennessee Institute for Pre-Law. MEMPHIS AREA
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Regional airline operator Pinnacle Airlines Corp. said its August traffic fell 3.5 percent.REGIONAL
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Lottery Commission is receiving an update from state officials on setting up a program to help people with gambling addiction.NATIONAL BUSINESS
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials said Wednesday a long-delayed vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline successfully blocks the leading virus that causes cervical cancer in women.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government says its proposed settlement with Bank of America for misleading shareholders about bonuses for executives paid by Merrill Lynch is fair, reasonable and adequate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Economic activity is stabilizing or improving in the vast majority of the country, according to a new government survey, adding to evidence that the worst recession since the 1930s is over.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Taxpayers face losses on a significant portion of the $81 billion in government aid provided to the auto industry, an oversight panel said in a report to be released Wednesday.
BOSTON (AP) - Many American businesses are unprepared to deal with widespread employee absenteeism in the event of an outbreak of swine flu, according to a Harvard School of Public Health study released Wednesday.NATIONAL POLITICS
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it may let businesses and unions spend freely to help their favored political candidates in time for next year's elections.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An anticipated shake-up in Senate leadership resulting from Ted Kennedy's death won't change a central tenet of this Congress: Liberals are still very much in charge.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Public disapproval of President Barack Obama's handling of health care has jumped to 52 percent, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released hours before he makes his case for overhaul in a prime-time address to Congress.