VOL. 117 | NO. 71 | Thursday, April 10, 2003
Northwest to release results Wednesday
Northwest to release
Northwest Airlines will conduct a live audio webcast of a
conference call to discuss first quarter results at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
A webcast can be accessed at www.ir.nwa.com. The replay will
be available through April 23.
Lakeland City Hall site
for sheriffs mini station
In an effort to take services to various communities, Shelby
County Sheriff Mark Luttrell Jr. announced a mini substation will be placed
inside Lakeland City Hall.
Deputies will use the substation to write incident reports
and visit with citizens who might have information about crime in their
neighborhoods. Materials will be on display at the station that will outline
the various community programs offered by the Sheriffs crime prevention unit.
The Lakeland City Hall substation will be the second one in
that community. The other is located at Belz Factory Outlet World, 3536 Canada
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new substation in Lakeland
is at 10 a.m. Friday at 10001 U.S. Highway 70.
New opening times
set for some schools
Eighteen elementary schools that currently open at 7:30 a.m.
will open at 8:30 a.m. beginning with the 2003-2004 school year, Memphis City
Schools officials announced.
In addition, all secondary schools will open at 7:30 a.m.
beginning in August.
One recommendation contained in an MGT of America management
and performance report suggested the district align school starting times to
allow for efficient transportation routing. District staff found after studying
bus routes that $1.7 million could be saved by moving the starting times.
Elementary schools making the change are: Alcy, Carnes,
Cherokee, Egypt, Florida-Kansas, Gordon, Graceland, Graves, Hollywood, LaRose,
Levi, Oak Forest, Oakshire, Ridgeway, Shelby Oaks, White Station, Whites
Chapel and Winchester.
In addition, the Downtown School and Lucie Campbell
Elementary in the Frayser area will open at 8:30 a.m.
Verizon taps Murfreesboro
for high-tech call center
Gov. Phil Bredesen announced Wednesday that Verizon Wireless
is opening a customer call center in Murfreesboro.
When it opens in October, the call center will employ more
than 400 people. Verizon plans employ to 1,250 people at the center by the end
of 2005. Total investment in the project by all partners is about $24 million.
The call center will open in a 158,220-square-foot facility
at 300 River Rock Blvd.
Verizons announcement marks the
third economic development announcement of Bredesens administration. It came
one day after Bredesen announced plans for a new Bridgestone APM manufacturing
plant in Dickson and less than two weeks after he announced plans for a Toyota
manufacturing plant in Jackson.
ResortQuest inks deal
with Wells Fargo
ResortQuest International entered a joint venture with Wells
Fargo Home Mortgage Inc., a subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Co.
Through the joint venture, ResortQuest will offer mortgages
and other financial products and services in its real estate locations
ResortQuest plans to eventually expand these services to
other markets nationwide.
The joint venture, Resort Trust Mortgage LLC, is co-owned by
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and ResortQuest.
Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.