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VOL. 124 | NO. 30 | Friday, February 13, 2009

Group to Interview Priest in Sex Abuse Case

This morning, a group of attorneys and a court reporter are to meet at the Nashville home of a retired and suspended Catholic priest to talk about his time in Memphis.

Memphis Area Fares Poorly In Federal Stimulus Impact Estimates

The Ninth U.S. Congressional District, which encompasses the city of Memphis, would get the fewest new jobs of any of Tennessee's nine Congressional districts, according to an estimate of President Barack Obama's stimulus plan released by the White House Thursday.

Cohen Expands on the World According to Cohen

Minutes after casting votes on the floor of the House of Representatives Tuesday night, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen made his way to a conference call during which he took the political pulse of his district.

Literacy Council Seeks More Tutors

The Memphis Literacy Council needs more tutors as it gears up to expand its programs for adults who want to become better readers.

Tennessee Sees Fewer Foreclosures in January

Tennessee saw 3,662 total foreclosure filings in January, a decrease of 5.7 percent from December and a 13.6 percent decrease from January 2008, according to RealtyTrac Inc.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
A Few Clouds
Wind: from the Southeast at 10.4 gusting to 18.4 mph
Humidity: 46%


Memphis Invest will host a Valentine’s Day Special Seminar Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its in-house training center, 130 Timber Creek Drive. The seminar will include a one-day bus tour and buying seminar. For more information, call 751-7191.

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Court Says Measles Vaccine Not to Blame for Autism

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a big blow to parents who believe vaccines caused their children’s autism, a special court ruled Thursday that the shots are not to blame.

US Retail Sales Rise Unexpectedly In January

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. retail sales jumped 1 percent in January, reversing a six-month declining trend and defying economists’ expectations by posting the biggest increase in 14 months.

Meyers, Folk Alliance Prepare For Industry Eyes to Turn to Memphis

Roger McGuinn, the former lead singer and guitarist for the popular 1960s folk group The Byrds, once reminded his listeners “to everything there is a season” in the group’s 1966 song “Turn, Turn, Turn.”

Mid-South Fair to be Held at DeSoto Civic Center

Organizers of the Mid-South Fair have reached an agreement with the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven to host this year’s fair.

Prosecutor Won't Pursue 2 GOP Lawmaker Complaints

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville prosecutor's office has decided against pursuing complaints against two Republican lawmakers.

Ex-Lawmaker: Make Williams Ouster Vote Public

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A former state lawmaker who is a supporter of House Speaker Kent Williams says the state Republican Party should make public the votes in the GOP executive committee's decision to strip Williams of his party affiliation.

Rep. Mike Turner Returns After Hospitalization

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Rep. Mike Turner has returned to the House a day after being hospitalized with chest pains.

Sector Snap: Refineries Climb on Higher Margins

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of refining companies gained on Thursday on news that U.S. refining margins were mostly higher this past week and on expectations that the heavily shorted stocks will rebound.

Credit Card Protections Considered by Lawmakers

NEW YORK (AP) - Swiping your credit card would come with dramatic new protections under regulations considered by Congressional lawmakers Thursday.

Fed: Americans' Net Worth Hammered by Recession

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve says the recession has cut many Americans' net worth by about 20 percent as the value of homes, stock portfolios and businesses plummet.

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