VOL. 123 | NO. 71 | Thursday, April 10, 2008
Though residential sales are down, something's got to give eventually, observers say
David Goodwin Jr. is a veteran real estate developer and the fifth generation of his family to go into the development business.
Very few people become attorneys because they long to delve into the intricacies of billable hours.
Second-year attorney Margaret Young never had a thunderbolt moment when she knew she wanted to become an attorney. Instead, while she was working as director of marketing for Ewing Moving Service Inc., she decided she should be doing something "bigger" with her life.
Forty years after he invited Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to come to Memphis in support of striking sanitation workers, the Rev. James Lawson now feels the need to correct some parts of the story that ended with King's assassination on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.
Chip Smith, CEO of Transformation Center of Memphis, said you can fill Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium with all the women who die from eating-related disorders in one year. Eating disorders also are the No. 1 cause of death for women younger than 25, he said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Worries about a deep recession - not a shallow one - drove Federal Reserve policymakers to slash a key interest rate last month, meeting minutes show.
NASHVILLE (AP) - International Paper Co.'s chief executive received compensation valued at nearly $10.7 million in 2007, when the Memphis-based company saw a decline in demand for its paper and wood products in North America, a regulatory filing showed Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it will auction an additional $50 billion in super-safe Treasury securities to big investment firms, part of an effort to ease problems in credit markets.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A House subcommittee has stripped the secretary of state out of a proposal to create more popularly elected positions in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE (AP) - The state attorney general has issued a legal opinion that a legislative proposal to make it a crime for illegal immigrants to accept pay for work done in Tennessee is unconstitutional.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Larger cities would get more time to respond to public records requests and people would have to pay for any search that takes longer than an hour under changes made to an open records bill in a House subcommittee on Wednesday.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Honorably discharged Iraq and Afghanistan veterans could use lottery funds to attend school under legislation advancing in the Senate.
Former Memphis City School board member Michael Hooks Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to a month in prison for a consulting contract he had with the Juvenile Court Clerk’s office.As Hooks was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Breen, a player in another political corruption case was pleading guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Bernice Donald.