VOL. 123 | NO. 54 | Tuesday, March 18, 2008
The Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society (ACS) is in the midst of a capital campaign to help pay for a home away from home for adults who come to Memphis for cancer treatment.
Andy Raines graduated from law school at then-Memphis State University in 1980, the same year Shelby County held its first property reappraisal in nearly two decades.
4105 S. Mendenhall Road
NEW YORK (AP) - With a deal in place to save Bear Stearns from bankruptcy, the company's shares traded above the offer price Monday even as investors began turning a critical eye to other investment banks amid worries about how far the credit contagion could spread.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Northwest Airlines has matched fare increases announced last week by Continental and United, and signaled that belt-tightening measures are on the way, too.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush, trying to calm turmoil in financial markets, said Monday that his administration is "on top of the situation" in dealing with the slumping economy.
Today junior and senior high school students - some on spring break - will converge on Uptown Memphis to learn about education and job opportunities that may be available to them in the near future.
Lyn Haralson has an answer for consumer advocates, community leaders and anyone else befuddled by what to do about the proliferation of payday lenders and other fringe financial institutions.
National Sunshine Week began Sunday as a time to reflect on the value of open government. It also kicked off "March Madness," but Tennesseans soon could have something more to celebrate than the number of teams in a basketball tournament.
NASHVILLE (AP) - In Tennessee, the law treats government electronic communication just like any other public record. With some exceptions, e-mails dealing with public business should be open to the public - at least in theory.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is urgently moving to contain a deepening credit crisis and restore confidence in panicked financial markets by becoming a lender of last resort for Wall Street investment houses, which were able to secure short-term emergency loans beginning Monday.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Students would be allowed up to 10 days of excused absences to visit a parent or guardian in the U.S. military who is on leave in another country under a bill on its way to the governor for his consideration.
NASHVILLE (AP) - Public hospitals would be allowed to discuss marketing strategies in private meetings and keep written materials on those strategies private under a bill moving in the Legislature.
NASHVILLE (AP) - A bill that would amend the state's Constitution to include a right to hunt and fish has passed in both houses of the General Assembly.
NASHVILLE (AP) - The state Legislature is taking aim at ticket scalpers.
Some of them are dilapidated. Others are redundant, too close to existing facilities.
The Memphis City Council has delayed indefinitely a final vote on a new city ordinance governing strip clubs.