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VOL. 127 | NO. 170 | Thursday, August 30, 2012

School Board Questions Processes

The process that countywide school board members are using to filter school merger recommendations from the transition planning commission looks a lot like the commission itself.

Project Copilots

A2H, Renaissance join forces on FedEx flight simulator expansion

A pair of local firms has partnered to design the $25 million expansion of the FedEx Air Operations Training Center that’s under way at 3851 Airways Blvd. – a project that will double the size of the Memphis simulator training facility.

Pro Bono Requirement Added For Law Students

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has been making some changes to the school’s curriculum that better reflect, and help prepare students for, the changing nature of the legal profession.

Nonprofit Center Could be New South Memphis Gateway

The giant milk bottle will outlive the old dairy plant it stands atop in South Memphis. For more than 80 years, the giant milk bottle adorning a now old and crumbling dairy building on Bellevue Boulevard at Walker Avenue has been an icon.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
71.0°F
Overcast
Wind: South at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 96%

EVENTS

Memphis Breakfast Rotary Club will meet Thursday, Aug. 30, at 7 a.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Steve Ehrhart, AutoZone Liberty Bowl executive director, will speak. Contact Mark Edwards at medwards@bankofbartlett.com.

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MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Family Law Firm Home for Moskovitz

Mitch Moskovitz, founding partner at Shea Moskovitz & McGhee PLC, who has been practicing family law in Memphis for 20 years, said he “always knew he was going to go to law school.”

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Homemade Wills Can Cause Woes

Ray’s Take The Internet is loaded with do-it-yourself will instructions and fill-in-the-blank documents. I do not recommend using any of them. Not only is there no assurance there aren’t errors in the document you may select, they may well lead to greater problems for the very people you had intended to help.

Not in Kansas Anymore

Last week, we got back to our roots. “I Swear’s” roots are in the actual verbatim record, as created in the courts of the world. We shared a few bits of courtroom dialogue, all of which were published in a 1995 book, “Perry’s Dead! (And the ‘Juice’ is Loose).” Today, we offer more from that book.

Tip Decision Rankles Restaurant Industry

How to distribute the proceeds of a tip pool is an often-litigated issue in the hospitality industry. This controversy has recently taken some confusing legal twist and turns. An example of the tip pool controversy is illustrated by a case involving the Nashville branch of a large restaurant chain.

STATEWIDE

West Tennessee Plant Laying Off 35 Workers

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. (AP) – An agricultural equipment company is laying off 35 workers in West Tennessee.

REGIONAL

Beebe: Emergency Personnel on Alert Due to Isaac

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Gov. Mike Beebe says the state is on alert as Hurricane Isaac slowly makes its way toward Arkansas.

Corps Continues Mississippi River Dredging

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) – The Army Corps of Engineers said dredging is continuing along the Mississippi River, where drought conditions have threatening river levels.

New Coordinator Named for Arkansas Health Technology

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Gov. Mike Beebe has named a new coordinator for the state's efforts to develop and improve its use of electronic health records after a former state human services director who had led the initiative announced his retirement.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Economy Grew at 1.7 Percent Rate in 2nd Quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy grew at a tepid 1.7 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, suggesting growth will stay weak in the second half of the year.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 92 280 9,849
MORTGAGES 105 287 11,601
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 11 39 1,673
BUILDING PERMITS 247 575 20,885
BANKRUPTCIES 44 163 6,600
BUSINESS LICENSES 38 90 3,529
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 109 4,092
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 79 2,258

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