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Health briefs

Health related news items including a heart-health seminar and free health screenings

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Ex-Panther ‘Geronimo’ Pratt dead at 63

Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt, the former Black Panther leader who spent nearly three decades in prison for a crime he claimed to have not committed, has died.  He was 63. 

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<br />In search of a budget Memphis can live with

The day after the Memphis City Council put in 13 hours in an effort to reach agreement on next year’s city budget, Mayor A C Wharton looked back and found something to his liking.

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Verna Dixon Todd Coggins: She cared and it showed

Verna Dixon Todd Coggins was entrusted to provide professional child care services, and she did that job well over a number of years.

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The Oprah effect: Do you have it within you too?

Oprah has left the building – at least the one where “The Oprah Winfrey Show” was taped.

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