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Herenton offers to settle child-support case

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2009 - 17:26
An attorney for the mother of Herenton's 5-year-old son, said they now won't seek an injunction against the former mayor.
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Shelby County likely to appeal ruling on second juvenile court judge

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2009 - 15:43
The Shelby County Commission is likely to ask the Tennessee Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling last week that blocked the commission’s politically charged decision to appoint a second juvenile court judge.
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CRIME REPORT: Man charged with attempted first-degree murder

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2009 - 12:46
Police have charged Vincent J. Brooks, 25, with criminal attempted first-degree murder, especially aggravated kidnapping and especially aggravated robbery, in a crime that garnered $85.
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It's all about the green as University of Memphis demonstrates sustainable technologies

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2009 - 05:00
Showcasing organic produce and biodiesel created at the University of Memphis, students and faculty celebrated Sustainable Technologies Awareness Day on campus Tuesday.
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In brief: Bartlett man charged in pedestrian death Downtown

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2009 - 05:00
A Bartlett man with a suspended driver’s license faces a charge of vehicular homicide in connection with a pedestrian’s death early Sunday in Downtown Memphis. Steven Miller, 24, is being held in the Shelby County Jail on $100,000 bond.
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Commercialappeal.com gets a new look this afternoon

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2009 - 05:00
Your commercialappeal.com is undergoing big changes today at 2 p.m., changes that will make it easier for you to use.
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COGIC choir wins right to sing in national contest

Memphis Headlines - Wed, 10/07/2009 - 05:00
The spiritual and musical energy Monday night at the FedExForum pulled heaven and earth just a bit closer together. The "How Sweet the Sound" gospel choir competition was held in Memphis for the third year to showcase some of the Mid-South's best sacred singing.
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Mayoral candidates discuss legality of Herenton's departure benefits

Memphis Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2009 - 21:50
Former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton still looms over those who want to finish out the term he resigned in July.
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Ex-mayor Herenton says he's supporting son, 5

Memphis Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2009 - 20:35
Former Memphis mayor Willie Herenton denied allegations Tuesday that he's not providing proper financial support for his 5-year-old son.
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Shelby County Plan B retirees could get pension boost

Memphis Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2009 - 20:18
A group of Shelby County retirees might receive increases in their monthly pension payments in the next few years. The Shelby County retirement board voted Tuesday to give Plan B retirees the same cost-of-living increases that retirees in the county's Plan A and Plan C receive.
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Health care reform could cost state $735 million

Memphis Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2009 - 20:02
But other factors could add up to $3 billion over 5 years, Gov. Phil Bredesen said Tuesday.
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Dalai Lama greets Rep. Steve Cohen with head bump

Memphis Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2009 - 19:10
After receiving a humanitarian award in Washington Tuesday morning, the Dalai Lama, who received the 2009 Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis last month, bumped heads with U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn.
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Rain forecasts wash out National Night Out activities

Memphis Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2009 - 18:59
For the second year in a row, rain forecasts are dampening National Night Out crime prevention and awareness activities in the Shelby County suburbs.
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'Ghost' of muddled paperwork still haunts youth pay

Memphis Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2009 - 18:24
The city of Memphis is still investigating whether about 800 young people who participated in the Summer Youth Employment Program were paid the proper amount. City officials said Tuesday that some workers may have been paid more than they earned and some workers got advance payments for time they did not work.
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National Civil Rights Museum to spend up to $15 million

Memphis Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2009 - 18:08
The National Civil Rights Museum and the Washington design firm chosen to renovate and redesign parts of the museum signed contracts Tuesday with a price tag estimated at up to $15 million.
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Pyramid deal with Bass Pro 'moving forward,' City Council told

Memphis Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2009 - 17:50
Housing and Community Development director Robert Lispcomb said Tuesday that the city will have to make an additional “significant investment” of up to $19.7 million to bring the structure up to code and meet state seismic updates, but that those improvements would be funded with a mix of federal grants.
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Libertyland's Grand Carousel dismantled

Memphis Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2009 - 16:12
The Grand Carousel at the closed Libertyland amusement park was carefully dismantled Tuesday, the pieces meticulously labeled for storage.
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Consent order suspends Elbert Jefferson's job authority

Memphis Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2009 - 15:25
City Atty. Elbert Jefferson is on sick leave and is temporarily out of the office until Oct. 19, and a court order filed Tuesday gives him no reason to rush back early.
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Memphis City Council questions early vacation pay to Herenton, McGee

Memphis Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2009 - 13:50
Council members want to know why Herenton and McGee were allowed to get paid for unused time.
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CRIME REPORT: Driver charged in accident that killed pedestrian

Memphis Headlines - Tue, 10/06/2009 - 12:43
A 24-year-old man with a suspended driver’s license faces a charge of vehicular homicide in connection with a pedestrian’s death early Sunday.
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