VOL. 127 | NO. 135 | Thursday, July 12, 2012
The hearing in Memphis federal court to determine whether referendums on suburban municipal school districts will go ahead as scheduled looks to be an all-day affair.
Loeb updates two East Memphis properties
Two of Loeb Properties Inc.’s larger retail centers in East Memphis are in the midst of major transformations.
A public-private partnership called Team Green Zone, spearheaded by the Bartlett Area Chamber, is helping Mid-South businesses implement long-term sustainable practices to protect the environment while helping businesses boost their bottom lines.
The Design Review Board of the Downtown Memphis Commission has approved the wall sign for Beale Street Landing as well as a directional sign on the ground in front of the Riverside Drive attraction.
More attorneys in Tennessee are performing free, or pro bono, work for clients. That’s according to new data from the state Board of Professional Responsibility, which show that more than 46 percent of Tennessee attorneys reported performing pro bono work for deserving clients.
For 15 years Clarence Mumford, a one-time assistant principal in the Memphis City Schools system and later a teacher in Tunica County schools, allegedly helped unqualified teachers pass the PRAXIS teacher exams required to teach in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi by getting others to take the test in their names.
The old Southwest Twin drive-in theater at South Third Street and Raines Road is the property of the federal Homeland Security Department for the time being.
When U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee Judge Hardy Mays gets to the motion to stop the municipal school districts referendums Thursday, July 12, he should have a thicker file and something close to 20 attorneys on his side of the bar.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
Jill Steinberg, a shareholder in the Memphis office of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, has received the firm’s 2012 Susan E. Rich Award for excellence in promoting and supporting the advancement of women in the legal profession.
Ray’s Take There are many things to consider when selecting a place to spend your retirement years, or as I prefer to call them, your financial independence years. Not the least is selecting a place where your financial resources have the best odds of achieving your goals. State policies on property, income, sales, and estate taxes have a large bearing on this. However, the right combination for each retiree is different.
Dear J.V., “A couple weeks ago, you wrote that Locke’s Gilgamesh puzzle – in season 2 of “Lost” – was the “last” puzzle, in point of time, featured by the series. I take issue with that. In the season 6 episode, Ben Linus’ father is shown working a Sunday paper crossword – this, in the thread that assumes the H-bomb, detonated by Juliet, wiped out the island. The Linuses’ island involvement is thus cut short, as the Dharma Initiative people were evacuated. Were you planning to discuss this last crossword? I went back to the episode and cannot tell what newspaper it is. /s/ C.M.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A national group of atheists plans to lobby Tennessee lawmakers on issues involving separation of church and state.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Cadence Bank will lay off 17 workers at its loan operations center in Starkville.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — BancorpSouth Inc. and a group of shareholders have reached a $29.2 million settlement of a lawsuit filed in Tennessee, according to court records.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in May from April, helped by cheaper oil that lowered imports and an increase in American exports to Europe and China.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge in Mississippi has scheduled a trial for October in a lawsuit that claims the Obama Administration's health care law is illegal, in part based on arguments that it violates individual privacy rights by forcing citizens to buy insurance.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale companies added modestly to their stockpiles in May. But sales at the wholesale level dropped by the largest amount in three years, a troubling sign for future growth.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some cornstalks in fields around the farm where David Kellerman works stand tall, but appearances can be deceiving. When the husks are pulled back, the cobs are empty. No kernels developed as the plants struggled with heat and drought.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — As extreme drought and scorching heat creep back into the Southern Plains, ranchers and state foresters fear a repeat of last summer's tinderbox conditions that turned pastures into wasteland, sparked hundreds of wildfires and ravaged countless acres of crops.
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil rose more than 2 percent Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released a report that signaled it may take further steps to lift the economy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats blocked a Senate vote Wednesday on President Barack Obama's plan to extend expiring tax cuts for a year for everyone but the highest-earning Americans as the two parties maneuvered to try embarrassing each other on one of the election year's foremost issues.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House has voted to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law. But the election-year move stands no chance in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is open to taking further action to support the struggling U.S. economy. But minutes of the Fed's June meeting show policymakers at odds over whether the economy needs more help now.