VOL. 124 | NO. 150 | Monday, August 3, 2009
Cindy Teigland, the wife of late local meteorologist Brian Teigland, has filed a malpractice suit alleging Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare-Germantown and several individual doctors negligently caused the 2008 death of her husband.
Memphis City Council member Wanda Halbert announced this afternoon that she will be a candidate in the coming special election for Memphis mayor in October.
Will Ask Council Tuesday to Approve Her as City Attorney
Memphis Mayor Myron Lowery has appointed his choice to be city attorney to be deputy city attorney until the City Council can act on her nomination.
Commercial real estate deals used to be hammered out in boardrooms, but with the rise of foreclosures in that sector, many of them are now being negotiated at the courthouse.
The family of television weather forecaster Brian Teigland is suing Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare for allegedly failing to properly diagnose and treat an aneurysm of the splenic artery.
The Shelby County Commission is likely to give its support today to a resolution encouraging a budding film industry alliance between Memphis and Berlin spurred by Memphis Film Commissioner Linn Sitler.
In a letter they sent to shareholders a few days ago, the managers of a family of Memphis-run mutual funds worked to reassure investors their holdings are on track to recover last year’s losses.
A mini bidding war broke out Friday during the trustee’s sale of the former Pat O’Brien’s bar at 310 Beale St., but in the end the bank that foreclosed on the property came in with the highest bid of $827,000.
Joe Ford for Shelby County mayor?
In the year he’s been head of the Memphis school system, Superintendent Kriner Cash has been virtually unflappable.
There has to be a better way to fund public education in Memphis and Shelby County.
Center City Commission President Jeff Sanford marked his 12th year as head of the Downtown development organization with a speech at the CCC’s annual meeting last month.
Dennis Diffee admits there’s a bit of comic irony in his decision as a retired mailman to open a dog day care business.
Soothing colors, trickling water and mechanized massage chairs lend a spa-like atmosphere to the new Baptist Women’s Health Center.
The Memphis Botanic Garden has staked its existence on providing elegantly sculpted grounds with serene pastures for meditation and relaxation amid the beauty of nature. But starting Saturday, children will have a place all their own to get loud and dirty.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey on Friday became the first Republican gubernatorial candidate to speak out against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's vote in favor of President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee.
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Republican Congressman Phil Roe is taking up what he feels was President Barack Obama's offer to sit down and evaluate the administration's health care proposal.
ATLANTA (AP) - The organization that gave birth to the modern civil rights movement is in danger of missing out on a chance to capitalize on the country's conversation on race, despite President Barack Obama's historic campaign and election.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Employment compensation for U.S. workers has grown over the past 12 months by the lowest amount on record, reflecting the severe recession that has gripped the country.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House of Representatives voted Friday to slap restrictions on how Wall Street executives are paid after nine banks that took U.S. government aid rewarded thousands of their employees with bonuses topping $1 million each.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy sank at a pace of just 1 percent in the second quarter of the year, a new government report shows. It was a better-than-expected showing that provided the strongest signal yet that the longest recession since World War II is finally winding down.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats have declined to subpoena available records that might reveal whether other members of Congress got discounted VIP mortgages from subprime lender Countrywide Financial Corp. similar to the sweetheart deals given Democratic Sens. Chris Dodd and Kent Conrad.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted overwhelmingly Friday to rush $2 billion into the popular but financially strapped "cash for clunkers" car purchase program, heeding calls from consumers eager to keep taking advantage of thousands of dollars in trade-in incentives.