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VOL. 124 | NO. 150 | Monday, August 3, 2009

Teigland’s Family Sues for Malpractice

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.

UPDATE: Halbert Is In

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.

UPDATE: Lowery Appoints Coleman-Davis Deputy City Attorney

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 Pocked by Financial Ruins

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.

Weatherman’s family sues hospital

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.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
47.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: Variable at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 44%

EVENTS

JMS Strategies will hold a business education and development series titled “The Compass Series” Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Clark Tower, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 2700. Classes will be on the first Tuesday of each month through July. Tuition for the 12-class series is $2,080 per person. To register, call 786-3400 or visit www.jmsstrategies.com.

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Commission To Foster Ties Between Memphis, Berlin

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.

Longleaf Managers Reassure Investors as Bear Market Recedes

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.

Pat O’s Sold Back to Bank

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.

Ford Downplays Rumored Mayoral Ambitions

Joe Ford for Shelby County mayor?

Compromise 101: Who’s going to fund the schools?

In the year he’s been head of the Memphis school system, Superintendent Kriner Cash has been virtually unflappable.

‘Us’ and ‘Them’ Nonexistent In School Funding Saga

There has to be a better way to fund public education in Memphis and Shelby County.

Direct Quotations: Center City Commission Speech

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.

Camp Bow Wow Brings New Concept to Dog Lodging

Dennis Diffee admits there’s a bit of comic irony in his decision as a retired mailman to open a dog day care business.

Architect Gives Mammogram Center Relaxing Ambience

Soothing colors, trickling water and mechanized massage chairs lend a spa-like atmosphere to the new Baptist Women’s Health Center.

Botanic Garden’s New Feature Allows Children to Engage in Outdoors

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.

Ramsey at Odds with Alexander on Sotomayor Vote

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.

Congressman from Tenn. Asks for Meeting with Obama

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.

Struggles Hamper Southern-Based Civil Rights Group

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.

Employment Costs Rise 1.8 Percent In Past 12 Months

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.

US House Votes to Restrict Wall Street Pay

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.

Recession Eases; GDP Dip Smaller than Expected

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.

Democrat Resists Subpoenaing VIP Mortgage Records

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.

House Approves $2B More for 'Cash for Clunkers'

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.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 393 21,159
MORTGAGES 94 424 24,785
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 173 1,010 43,347
BANKRUPTCIES 52 292 14,194
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 90 6,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 167 13,678
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 89 5,158

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