VOL. 127 | NO. 32 | Thursday, February 16, 2012
It’s been seven years since the made-in-Memphis movie “Walk the Line” won an Oscar for Best Actress and had four other nominations, but at this year’s Academy Awards – set for Feb. 26 – Memphis will be back in the spotlight.
Trezevant Manor senior living facility earns bragging rights with designation
Raising the activity level of residents made Trezevant Manor a “flagship” among Tennessee senior living facilities.
Memphis Federal Court Judge Hardy Mays has been balancing other cases on his schedule with the Craig Petties drug organization trial that began Feb. 6 with jury selection.
Tobias Pride said the drug kingpin who hired him to kill Antonio Allen in 2002 had proof “in black and white” that Allen had been cooperating with law enforcement.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Gael Monfils has withdrawn from the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships because of a right knee inflammation.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – There's nothing complex about the Memphis Grizzlies. They just play old-fashioned basketball.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Memphis guard Will Barton noticed the excitement building in Tulane's cozy Fogelman Arena when the Green Wave took a second-half lead, and he decided it was time to make up for his slow start on the offensive end.
KNOXVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Volunteers have had the hang of coach Cuonzo Martin's tough defensive style for a while. Now they're starting to get into the swing of his motion offense, too.
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell this week announced the launch of a new broad-based health care project designed to improve public health and reduce health care costs for county residents.
Memphis Bioworks Foundation and Innova have launched ZeroTo510, an accelerator program to help entrepreneurs bring medical devices and companies to market.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
Jim Mulroy’s fervor for law and politics dates to a trip to Washington with his grandparents at age 12, where he met President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Ray’s Take Everyone who knows me knows how strongly I believe in saving. However, I also believe in spending to enjoy the life you’ve saved for. That’s what our financial planning philosophy is all about – saving and investing responsibly with the goal of to transform your objectives and dreams into reality.
I hate when this happens. Last week, I concluded the column with remarks indicating that “Dog Tags” was the last David Rosenfelt Andy Carpenter novel in print. I even went so far as to write that “One Dog Night,” novel nine in the Andy series, “is due out later this year.”
NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to crackdown on domestic violence is advancing in the Senate despite its financial impact on local governments.
NEW YORK (AP) – Citigroup has agreed to pay $158.3 million to settle claims that its mortgage unit duped the U.S. government into insuring risky mortgage loans for over six years.
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner is delaying action on a bill that provides a long-term blueprint for federal transportation programs as GOP leaders scramble to shore up support for the measure.
WASHINGTON (AP) – House investigators want to interview Angelo Mozilo, the former Countrywide Financial Corp. chief executive whose VIP program gave discounted mortgages to member of Congress, other government officials and influential people who could help the company.
NEW YORK (AP) – The federal government is cracking down on "robocalls," those automated phone calls with the tendency to interrupt Sunday dinners and otherwise annoy consumers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional leaders of both parties praised an emerging deal Wednesday to extend a payroll tax cut and extra jobless benefits through 2012, but cautioned that bargainers still had to nail down final details.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. homebuilders are gradually growing more optimistic about the depressed housing market and believe homes sales could pick up sharply when the spring buying season begins.