VOL. 128 | NO. 111 | Friday, June 7, 2013
The group that wanted to convert the historic James Lee House in Victorian Village has purchased the home and construction is expected to begin in the next few weeks.
Children’s Museum debuts fun summer educational opportunities
What do you follow a splash park with at the Children’s Museum of Memphis?
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. says the $3.51 city property tax rate his administration took to the City Council this week could drop as the council adopts controversial changes in city employee benefit packages.
Malco Theatres is in the midst of a growth spurt.
The idea of a city sales tax hike to fund an expansion of pre-kindergarten classrooms in Memphis schools may have been buried this week.
Catherine “Kitty” Keller is one of the newest members of the team at RedRover Sales & Marketing, and her addition comes at a time of a steady swelling of the ranks, a recent batch of awards and consistent business growth for the firm.
The biggest name at this weekend’s FedEx St. Jude Classic signed autographs as he came off the ninth green at TPC Southwind after his pro-am round and then stopped to chat with reporters.
In a week with too many worthy column topics and too many valid questions deserving answers, let’s spend a few moments with each one.
SEE THE DIFFERENCE IT MAKES. It’s not about money. Especially brand-new money. You can spend a ton of money on a building or a house and it can still be as ugly as original sin or as overdone as Donald Trump’s hair.
Part three of three-part series on transformational giving. Do major gifts to nonprofits fall from the sky, or are they more typically the result of deep commitment, relationships and the ability to use the tools and data available to nonprofits? We asked Barbara Pierce, founder of Transformative Giving, about how donor research supports transformational giving.
MEMPHIS (AP) – Twenty-one leaders of Tennessee's colleges and universities have sent a letter to the state's two U.S. senators urging their support for immigration reform that will allow more graduates to remain in the country after they finish their education.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A debate is raging among investors and analysts: Has the Federal Reserve inflated a stock market bubble by driving interest rates to record lows?
NEW YORK (AP) – In the latest sign that Americans are feeling better about the overall economy, stores across the country had a pickup in sales in May.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The government is secretly collecting the telephone records of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon under a top-secret court order, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Obama administration is defending the National Security Agency's need to collect such records, but critics are calling it a huge over-reach.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Touting the need to give every child the tools for success, President Barack Obama on Thursday toured a North Carolina school where every student has a laptop and called for 99 percent of American students to be connected to super-fast Internet within five years.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The average U.S. rate on a 15-year fixed mortgage rose above 3 percent this week for the first time in a year, while the rate on the 30-year fixed loan approached 4 percent.