VOL. 128 | NO. 218 | Thursday, November 7, 2013
In a couple of weeks, via a series of structured slide-based presentations, a group of creatives will try to live up to the event’s official billing and ignite Memphis.
Freedom Awards honorees challenge community to be engaged
Educator and Harlem Children’s Zone founder Geoffrey Canada came to the National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Awards Wednesday, Nov. 6, with some harsh words as he and two others accepted the awards.
MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (AP) – A new report shows Tennessee students are leading the nation in academic growth.
Memphis City Council members profoundly disagree with one another on how far the city should go to fund a renovation of Southbrook Mall in Whitehaven.
The new chairman of the Memphis City Council in 2014 could be overseeing the council under a different set of ground rules.
Voters in Shelby County’s six suburban towns and cities go to the polls Thursday, Nov. 7, for the second time in a year to elect school boards for their respective municipal school districts.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
Brad Box, a partner at Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell PLC, has been named the 2013-2014 president of the Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association. The association is the state arm of the national Defense Research Institute, an organization committed to the exchange of ideas, technique and information.
Ray’s Take Saving is hard. There are so many temptations when you have to make a conscious decision to put money aside each paycheck. For many, the money goes straight into a checking account, and then flows right out again to pay an endless stream of bills.
The Pronoun Showdown continues. I started it some weeks back, asking which of two football coaches was correct, the one who said “between me and him” or the one who said: “between he and I?”
WINCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) – Former Democratic state Sen. Eric Stewart has been indicted on charges of theft and insurance fraud.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The jobs report for October due out Friday may be bleak. It might even be scary. The unemployment rate could jump by the most in three years. Hiring may slow from an already weak pace.
NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks says it plans to hire at least 10,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The final curtain is falling on the remaining Blockbuster video-rental stores that Dish Network Corp. runs in the U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) – Treadmills for $33? Computer monitors for $9? The deals are too good to be true – even at Wal-Mart.
The post office expects to deliver nearly 15 billion pieces of mail and 420 million packages during the holiday season.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Prodded to be more candid with Congress, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday the administration's flawed health care website needed a couple of hundred fixes when it went online more than a month ago and conceded, "we're not there yet" in making all needed repairs.