VOL. 123 | NO. 40 | Wednesday, February 27, 2008
County can expect plenty of turbulence during '09 reappraisal
As the housing market continues its roller coaster ride, Shelby County officials have begun to fret openly amongst each other about something that was little more than a private concern before now.
Barrett Haik works 80 to 120 hours a week, and after 13 years in Memphis, he can point to one of the nation's premiere ophthalmology centers, the Hamilton Eye Institute.
William Evans, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital director and CEO, has been elected as chair-elect of the Pharmaceutical Sciences section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Steve Lockwood doesn't need to review an economic impact study or read a housing report to understand how foreclosures have taken a toll on the community where he works.
David Waddell, president and CEO of the Waddell & Associates Inc. wealth management firm, will host his annual "State of the Union" meeting Friday at the FedEx Institute of Technology. About 200 people are expected to attend.
Some Shelby County Board of Commissioners members seem resolved to make some kind of cuts in county spending. Others say they will propose a different way of raising revenue beyond a property tax rate hike.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Battered by bad economic news, consumer confidence plunged while wholesale food, energy and medicine costs soared, pushing inflation up at the fastest pace in a quarter century.
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Senate has passed a bill to make it illegal to park cars on highway ramps.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Legislation that would move up the qualifying deadline for the presidential primary is headed now to the governor.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Some lawmakers are expressing concern about approving another cash infusion for the state's Heritage Conservation Trust Fund amid tight budget conditions.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee lawmakers are considering proposals to close public employees' home addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth from public inspection.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A resolution that would change the state's constitution to allow more limits on abortion has failed again in a House subcommittee, but supporters say they aren't giving up hope this year.
NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Senate has voted to move next month's sales tax holiday so it won't fall on Easter weekend.
NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Senate has passed a bill that would require birth dates to be printed in large, red numbers on driver’s licenses.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Questions over the legal implications of removing a time limit on drunken driving tests have led the Senate to delay a vote on the matter until later this week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The number of homes facing foreclosure jumped 57 percent in January compared to a year ago, with lenders increasingly forced to take possession of homes they couldn't unload at auctions, a mortgage research firm said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - By 2017, total health care spending will double to more than $4 trillion a year, accounting for one of every $5 the nation spends, the federal government projects.
The plea came on Thompson’s first appearance before U.S. District Judge Jon P. McCalla on the corruption charges he was indicted on in November.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into recent events at Morgan Keegan & Co., the Memphis-based subsidiary of Regions Financial Corp. that currently is the subject of several lawsuits filed on behalf of angry investors.
State Rep. Gary Rowe, the chairman of the Shelby County legislative delegation, died early today of cancer at Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis.
U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen has continued until Thursday a hearing on when former State Sen. John Ford must report to prison.
Members of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners and Memphis City Council have an informal consensus that they will hire a team of financial and real estate experts to negotiate with the two companies that want to develop The Pyramid.