VOL. 126 | NO. 239 | Thursday, December 8, 2011
Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines Corp. is in overhaul mode.
MERI training scenario prepares medical personnel for disasters
In a dimly lit building, surrounded by emergency sirens and the loud hum of a waiting military transport aircraft, Memphis medical personnel adjusted their headlamps and checked their radios before navigating through the post-earthquake rubble to prepare their patients for evacuation.
The next phase of University of Memphis football officially began Thursday, Dec. 8.
Home sales posted a significant increase last month, but pricing did the opposite due to the market’s surplus of foreclosures.
Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich appeared to have no opposition in the March GOP primary for the job as the county’s top prosecutor.
MIAMI (AP) – Shane Battier will be with the Miami Heat this season. Mario Chalmers is deciding if he'll be there with him.
There is the paperwork and there are the deadlines in politics. And then there are the campaigns that begin long before the paperwork or deadlines.
A leading supporter and an opponent of the way judges are chosen in Tennessee will square off for a debate Friday, Dec. 9, in advance of what’s expected to be significant discussion about the topic among state lawmakers in 2012.
Memphis City Council members set the tone for the beginning of a new four-year term of office at their next to last meeting of 2011.
The Commercial Appeal is planning another round of layoffs, the Memphis Newspaper Guild announced Tuesday, Dec. 6.
The University of Memphis has confirmed it has named TCU co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Justin Fuente the Tigers’ head football coach.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Pinnacle Airlines Corp., which operates regional flights as Delta Connection, United Express and US Airways Express, said Thursday that it's trying to make deals with its major airline partners, creditors and employees to cut costs and reduce its debt.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
In her four years as the assistant county attorney for the Shelby County Commission, Christy Kinard has been a key part of drafting three sets of Shelby County charter amendments and the first proposed metro consolidation charter to go to local voters in 39 years.
Ray’s Take Traditionally, families have expected their financial future to improve as time goes on. It’s part of the American spirit. We expect annual raises and bonuses to keep coming our way. We expect each generation to do better than the last.
The young man had been clocked on radar at 113 mph at 4:30 a.m. The pursuing police officer testified that he caught up to the driver only after the driver pulled over into the parking lot at an IHOP. Asked why he was driving so fast, the subject replied, “My girlfriend called me and said that she wanted some waffles and she wanted ‘em NOW!”
NEW YORK (AP) – Some forward-looking college professors enabled television's Smithsonian Channel to offer a look at the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. from the time in which it occurred.
BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A traveling exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of Tennessee sit-ins opens Friday at the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center in Brownsville.
NASHVILLE (AP) – A balky telephone system that quickly became overwhelmed when unemployment soared in Tennessee has been overhauled and should be less frustrating for callers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans stepped up their borrowing in October to buy cars and attend college, and they also charged a little more to their credit cards. The second straight monthly gain in overall borrowing suggests consumers are growing more confident in the economy ahead of the crucial holiday buying season.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Delta Air Lines did not interfere in an election where baggage handlers rejected a union, a federal labor board ruled Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate won't leave town for the Christmas holiday until Congress approves an extension of the payroll tax cut.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A simpler credit card agreement is getting a tryout.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress would gain major new power over government regulations under legislation set for approval by the Republican-run House.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The sudden resignation of its chief leaves the Federal Aviation Administration in the hands of Deputy Administrator Michael Huerta, who's a well-regarded manager but lacks his predecessor's insider knowledge of the nation's airlines.
NEW YORK (AP) – If the U.S. economy does not suffer more setbacks, the rate of mortgage holders behind on their payments should decline significantly by the end of next year, according to credit reporting agency TransUnion.
WASHINGTON (AP) – With researchers looking more and more for ways to tailor drugs and tests to each patient's needs, the Supreme Court on Wednesday considered how far companies can go to protect their profits in the burgeoning "personal medicine" field.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Women concerned about breast cancer should worry less about cellphones and hair dyes and worry more about weighing or drinking too much, exercising too little, using menopause hormones and getting too much radiation from medical tests. So says a new report on environmental risks by a respected panel of science advisers.
MEMPHIS (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies will open the season Dec. 26 at San Antonio and play their first home game Dec. 28 against Oklahoma City.
DALLAS (AP) – Tim McCarver found it a bit hard to offer any analysis after this honor.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Justice Department is looking into possible anticompetitive practices involving e-book sales.
NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft Corp. is stepping up its competition with Apple and plans to give developers who write software for Windows computers and devices a greater share of revenue sold through the company's upcoming Windows Store.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – To hear Netflix CEO Reed Hastings tell it, the bone-headed decisions that have dragged down the Internet's leading video subscription service during the past five months eventually will be forgotten like a bad movie made by a great film director.