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VOL. 124 | NO. 191 | Tuesday, September 29, 2009

UPDATE: Gibbons Files Ouster Petition Against Jefferson

One of the final legal tasks Elbert Jefferson Jr. is likely to face as City Attorney is his response to a move by state prosecutors to oust him.

Appeals Court Sides With Person in Juvenile Court Lawsuit

The ruling not only reverses a Chancery Court ruling and plans by the Commission. It also holds that a private act by the Tennessee legislature passed in 1967 which provided for a second judge’s position is unconstitutional.

Mayoral Candidates Debate as Early Voting Tips Off

The first full week of early voting in advance of the Oct. 15 special election is under way. And candidates in the Memphis mayor’s race are beginning to emphasize their differences.

City Drills Away At Recouping Lee Fees

The city of Memphis has taken the first step toward recouping settlement money paid in July to the former head of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division.

Engineered Comfort Discovers Green Homebuilding Niche

Walter Nelms spent 15 years as a mechanical engineer specializing in the design of energy conservation systems for commercial buildings. In his spare time, he would work on residential projects, and what began as a hobby ultimately became a fulltime gig when Nelms launched Engineered Comfort Inc. in 2001.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: South at 10.4 mph
Humidity: 61%


The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop today from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Ruth McCambridge, editor of The Nonprofit Quarterly, will be the facilitator. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $89 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

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Former Harrah’s Office Foreclosed

The East Memphis property that once housed the local offices of Harrah’s Entertainment has been foreclosed and will be sold on the steps of the Shelby County Courthouse, according to a notice that starts on Page 31 of today’s print edition of The Daily News and also at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

Memphis Woman Voted Nation’s Best Auctioneer

Terri Walker is the best woman auctioneer in the country as judged by her peers.

Dollar General Coming To James Road in Raleigh

3609 James Road, Memphis, TN 38128, Permit Amount: $497,000 -
SW Properties LLC of Coldwater, Miss., has filed a $497,000 permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement to build a Dollar General store at 3609 James Road in Raleigh. The store will be built on 1.43 acres on the south side of James Road, east of the intersection with North Highland Road.


TVA Hires DOE Environmental Cleanup Expert

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Valley Authority has hired a veteran environmental cleanup expert from the U.S. Department of Energy to take over management of TVA's huge coal ash spill recovery project in Tennessee.

State Health Commissioner Gets Flu Shot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, hoping to set an example, has received her own seasonal flu vaccine.


Miss. Lawmakers Might Consider Raising Some Fees

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Top lawmakers say they do not expect a general tax increase in Mississippi next year, but that doesn't mean government will stay out of people's pockets.

Arkansas Launches Lottery Ticket Sales

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas launched its lottery early Monday, selling scratch-off tickets that officials say will raise millions of dollars for college scholarships.


Job Losses, Early Retirements Hurt Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) – Big job losses and a spike in early retirement claims from laid-off senior citizens will force Social Security to pay out more in benefits than it collects in taxes the next two years, the first time that’s happened since the 1980s.

Ohio AG Takes Lead Role in Bank of America Lawsuit

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Bank of America Corp. executives improperly concealed billions of dollars in losses and billions in bonuses paid by Merrill Lynch before a shareholder vote on their proposed merger, Ohio's attorney general argued in a class-action securities lawsuit he described as among the largest in history.

FDIC Expected to Require Banks to Prepay Fees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is expected to take the unprecedented step of collecting banks' regular premiums early to inject cash into the shrinking deposit insurance fund.

Zoellick Advocates Greater Role for US Treasury

WASHINGTON (AP) - The president of the World Bank said Monday he opposes giving more authority to the U.S. Federal Reserve, arguing instead that the U.S. Treasury Department is better equipped to manage financial crises.

Heating Oil Prices Cool Down as Winter Approaches

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Homeowners who heat with oil were feeling sticker shock just over a year ago as prices soared close to $5 a gallon, but they're breathing easier now.

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