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VOL. 123 | NO. 35 | Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Reproductive Center Plans Move

The Memphis Center for Reproductive Health, which primarily performs abortions, is moving - and most likely so will its permanent protestors - later this year to a new building five blocks away from its current location at the corner of Poplar Avenue and McNeil Street.

Logistics Trends At Heart of Seminar

As director of warehouse operations for third-party logistics (3PL) firm Mallory Alexander International Logistics, Dan Randall deals with a variety of complex situations throughout the workday.

Rainey Chosen as President-Elect Of TN Women's Council of Realtors

Crye-Leike Realtors broker Patty Rainey has been chosen as president-elect of the Tennessee Women's Council of Realtors.

Wharton Suggests Educational Neglect Statute

Shelby County Mayor AC Wharton Jr. is exploring the idea of a state law that would make it a crime for parents to neglect their children’s education. Wharton floated the idea during his State of the County speech Tuesday at the Memphis Rotary Club.

Forensic Center to Move Near Juvenile Court

Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. told the Shelby County Board of Commissioners this morning that the county has a new site for the Regional Forensic Center.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
32°F
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Wind: 7 mph
Humidity: 73%

EVENTS

The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will hold its monthly luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select at Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240. David Yawn, assistant publisher and executive editor for The Daily News, will present "Better Prospecting through Localized Data Mining." The event is free for members and $25 for nonmembers, including lunch. Reservations can be made online at www.sms-midsouth.org, or by calling 937-5532.

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County Commission Hears Details of Bass Pro Proposal

Pyramid developer Greg Ericson got to sit at the same table as city leaders negotiating the Bass Pro Shops development deal today before Shelby County Commissioners. But the city’s project manager, Robert Lipscomb, consultant Tom Marshall and three commissioners left the room.

Coin Toss Sparks Complaint Against Judge

A coin toss was performed during a recent hearing in Shelby County Chancery Court that was intended to solve a logistical dispute in a high-profile case brought late last year by real estate developer Rusty Hyneman.

Commissioners to Talk Consolidation Today

It seems that the job of Shelby County sheriff is destined to change. One idea wanes as another surfaces in a political hothouse sprouting a bumper crop of consolidation possibilities.

Study: Health Care Costs To Dent Retirees' Budgets

NEW YORK (AP) - Many baby boomers are not going to be able to maintain their standard of living in retirement, not only because they're not saving enough but also because they face skyrocketing health care costs.

Delta, Northwest Boards may Vote on Combination, People Briefed on Talks Say

ATLANTA (AP) - The boards of directors of Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Corp. were expected to vote Wednesday on a combination provided their pilot unions can reach their own integration deal by then, people briefed on the discussions said Tuesday.

FedEx Spends $5.5M to Lobby in 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) - FedEx Corp. spent roughly $5.5 million in 2007 to lobby the federal government, according to a disclosure form posted online Thursday by the Senate's public records office.

Bill to Ban Teaching About Homosexuality Fails in Subcommittee

NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal that would have banned teaching about homosexuality in public schools failed in a House subcommittee mainly because state officials say it's not necessary.

Lawmakers Want to Move Sales Tax Holiday Away From Easter Weekend

NASHVILLE (AP) - State lawmakers want to move next month's sales tax holiday so it won't fall on Easter weekend.

Bills Would Limit Language at Work, Penalize False IDs

NASHVILLE (AP) - Proposals to allow employers to require English be spoken at work and to make it a crime for illegal immigrants to use false identification to gain employment are on their way for full Senate votes.

Bill Would Ban Smoking Near Hospital Entrances

NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to move smokers away from hospital entrances is on its way to a full Senate vote.

Northwest Adds Direct Flights to Colo., Conn. From Memphis

MEMPHIS (AP) - Northwest Airlines has added flights between its Memphis hub and Colorado Springs and Hartford, Conn.

Seismic Concerns Leave Pyramid-Bass Pro Terms Still Shaky

The city of Memphis approached Bass Pro Shops in 2005 about developing a store and other attractions in The Pyramid. That was one of the disclosures made Tuesday by Robert Lipscomb, the Herenton administration’s point man on the Pyramid development plan.

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MORTGAGES 0 313 21,745
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 56 4,322
BUILDING PERMITS 0 209 39,587
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