VOL. 124 | NO. 173 | Thursday, September 3, 2009
A field of 28 candidates had filed petitions with enough valid signatures to run in the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor by today’s noon deadline.
Plans to continue teaching, fundraising
Dr. Hershel P. “Pat” Wall, the chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, announced Wednesday that he will step down at the end of the month after more than 50 years of service at the institution.
Memphis attorney Steve Barlow has left his full-time position as executive director of the neighborhood group that promotes revitalization around the University of Memphis.
One local lawyer has led the way for a group of senior attorneys to offer Memphis Area Legal Services more pro bono work.
Seattle-based Pacific Rail Services LLC will eliminate 118 jobs in Memphis on Jan. 1, 2010, when it formally closes its local office at 4814 Lamar Ave., according to a dislocated worker unit notice from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
The formation of a metro charter commission cleared the Shelby County Commission but ran into some turbulence on the Memphis City Council this week.
Jim Summers, one of the founding partners of Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham PLLC, has been named to the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in America for construction litigation.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Southwest Airlines is canceling one flight from Jackson-Evers International Airport to Chicago starting in January.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A proposal to extend bar hours in Oxford was defeated after two city officials said unidentified people tried to bribe them for a favorable vote.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' revenues in August came in below forecast and below last year's figures, despite an increase in individual income tax collections, state finance officials reported Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors hit Pfizer Inc. with a record-breaking $2.3 billion in fines Wednesday and called the world's largest drug maker a repeating corporate cheat for illegal drug promotions that plied doctors with free golf, massages, and resort junkets.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A mortgage industry group wants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac replaced with private companies that would be able to issue mortgage bonds formally backed by the federal government.
DALLAS (AP) - Your bags still fly for free on Southwest Airlines, but if you want a better chance at a window or aisle seat it's going to cost $10 each way.
NEW YORK (AP) - It may be the beginning of the year for students, but for retailers, it's report-card time. Analysts expect the early grades on the back-to-school selling season to be weak when retailers report August results Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - With the U.S. economy on the mend, Federal Reserve policymakers last month felt comfortable slowing the pace of one of its economic revival programs and not changing any others, according to documents released Wednesday.