Sat04192014

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Planting seeds for good health

 

Thanks to community partners and volunteers, Youth Visions at 3925 Overton Crossing now has three organic gardens filled with peppers, tomatoes, cantaloupe, cucumbers, carrots and a variety of fresh herbs.

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New Election Commission on a mission - Part II

Could someone with unlimited funds and a high level of technical skill and desire to do it, hack into the (voting) machines? Anything could happen however ...

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<br />Scramble afoot for solution to delayed-school opening

“If the only thing that is keeping the schools from opening is that they don’t have a reasonable sum of money (from the city), that is not going to happen. We are going to meet our obligations,” said Mayor A C Wharton.

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African Americans and tobacco: It’s time to ‘butt’ out

“Big Tobacco” may be on the ropes again after a recent court ruling requiring that one company, Lorillard, pay out $152 million in a wrongful death suit. 

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Southwest nursing program creates international partnership

 

Southwest Tennessee Community College and the Department of Nursing at University College Lillebaelt in Denmark have crafted a partnership.

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Shoot Obama messages fell within law says Appeals Court

The statute Walter Bagdasarian was charged with does not make it a crime to predict or exhort others to injure or kill the president, Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote.

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OK Memphis, you’re on live

The uncertainty and drama surrounding the Memphis City Schools 2011-12 year – at least the start of it – got played out on the national stage.

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Small steps lead to healthy lifestyle

 

Plop goes a cherry tomato into 9-year-old Malcolm Robins’s mouth. “I always thought this wouldn’t taste good, but now I find out that it has ‘nutrients’ my body needs … and it is very, very good.”

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UTHSC lands nursing workforce diversity funds

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded the University of Tennessee Health Science Center $269,012 for nursing workforce diversity.

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TSD spotlight yields heat relief from state

Memphians standing in line at the driver’s license center at 6340 Summer Avenue still faced long waits this week but it was a bit more bearable as the state began to hand out bottled water and provide tents for shade.

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Voter ID changes to get airing at Sunday forum

In response to the recent passage of Senate Bill No. 16, the Political Action Committee of the Memphis Branch NAACP will hold a meeting for concerned citizens at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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Debate flares anew over minority youth media intake and academics

Krystal Murphy received her first cellphone at age 13 and she used it solely to keep her parents in the loop about her activities. Four years later, her use of the phone has changed dramatically.

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What if Casey Anthony had been African American?

If Casey Anthony’s daughter had been African American, Hispanic or Asian, would the case have garnered as much attention?

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