VOL. 128 | NO. 116 | Friday, June 14, 2013
The Memphis City Council is caught between hints of a state takeover of city finances and the possibility of a lawsuit by most, if not all, of the city’s municipal labor unions in a fiscal crisis that is also evolving into a significant labor dispute.
Virginia educator preaches value of different teaching models
The superintendent of the Albemarle County, Va., school system told a group of educators in Memphis this week she is concerned U.S. schools are too based on an outdated 20th century industrial model.
Memphians have proven to be hungry for the dish crawl concept – a way for foodies to explore multiple restaurants in one night.
MAA expects modest job growth in Memphis from its merger with Colonial Properties Trust and believes its current headquarters can absorb any new employees that may arrive.
Growing up, David Wiemar can remember his father answering the phone in the middle of the night to go donate blood at the local children’s hospital in Birmingham, Ala. He’s continued that tradition and also shared it with his son, Charles Wiemar.
Harvey Matheny, associate with the Memphis office of Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc. and current president of the Memphis chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee, has seen plenty of changes in the local engineering market over the past several years.
A year ago at this time, the Memphis Redbirds were in the midst of a season so bad they were already almost 20 games out of first place. It was, as infielder Ryan Jackson recalled, a “grind.”
Lionel Hollins repeatedly said more than he should have. So it is only fitting that the end of Hollins’ tenure as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies was marked by deafening silence from franchise CEO Jason Levien and then, finally, a press release saying the franchise was going to “move in a different direction.”
MEMPHIS IN COSTCO. Have you ever noticed that what appears to be of a reasonable size in Costco grows in volume and dimension with every mile between Costco and home?
NASHVILLE (AP) – A federal judge has ruled in favor of members of the Occupy Nashville movement who claimed their free speech rights were violated when they were arrested while protesting in 2011 on War Memorial Plaza.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Unpaid internships have long been a path of opportunity for students and recent grads looking to get a foot in the door in the entertainment, publishing and other prominent industries, even if it takes a generous subsidy from Mom and Dad.
The nation's airlines struggled to stay on schedule in April, with nearly one in four flights arriving late, according to new government figures.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Fixed U.S. mortgage rates rose for the sixth straight week, putting the average rate on the 30-year loan just shy of 4 percent.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that companies cannot patent parts of naturally-occurring human genes, a decision with the potential to profoundly affect the emerging and lucrative medical and biotechnology industries.
WASHINGTON (AP) – It's called the Affordable Care Act, but President Barack Obama's health care law may turn out to be unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores and hotels.