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VOL. 123 | NO. 17 | Friday, January 25, 2008

Early Votes Set Stage for 'Super Tuesday'

Through the first five days of early voting, 1,152 Shelby County voters have cast ballots in advance of the Feb. 5 "Super Tuesday" election. Early voting opened Jan. 16 at Shelby County Election Commission headquarters, 157 Poplar Ave. The balloting expands to 18 satellite locations starting today.

Economic Indicators Not So Good

Memphis City Council member Jim Strickland recently told an audience at Christian Brothers University that the city of Memphis appears headed toward what he called an "impending budget crisis."

Chauhan Prepares Small Businesses For the 'What Ifs' of Loss, Tragedy

An accident in a chemistry lab had much more to do with Chirag Chauhan's decision to become a certified financial planner than other factors such as family influence.

Deal Announced For Tax Rebates, Business Breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional leaders announced a deal with the White House Thursday on an economic stimulus package that would give most tax filers refunds of $600 to $1,200, and more if they have children, according to the latest information available by press time.

Potential Pyramid Investor A Global Player

His financial partners are in Europe. His investment fund is based in Asia and Michael F. Burgess has managed the construction of 13 hotel projects on nine Carribean islands in a four-decade career that defines the term "far flung."

Bearden to Chronicle Memphis Starting With Victorian Village

Willy Bearden is a prolific filmmaker and author whose projects over the years have tackled local subjects as diverse as Memphis' garage band scene, Elmwood Cemetery and the importance of King Cotton.

Exchange Club Settles In to Renovations And Preps for Gala

The Exchange Club Family Center recently completed a $1.2 million facelift that will allow it to serve clients better, furthering its mission of ending the cycle of domestic violence.

Briley Addresses House on Drunken Driving Arrest, Alcoholism

NASHVILLE (AP) - State Rep. Rob Briley told his colleagues in the state House of Representatives on Thursday that he is an alcoholic and asked for their forgiveness of his drunken driving conviction.

Senate Democrats Drop Proposal for Fill-In Lawmakers

NASHVILLE (AP) - Senate Democrats are withdrawing a bill that would have allowed temporary replacements for sick lawmakers.

Senate Delays Vote on Abortion Resolution to Consider Amendment

NASHVILLE (AP) - A resolution that would change the state's constitution to allow more limits on abortion has been delayed in the Senate so lawmakers can review an amendment added to the measure.

Pilot Promoted to Deputy Director of MPD

Janice C. Pilot is the new deputy police director for the city of Memphis.

Ford’s First Trial Set for May

U.S. District Judge Hardy Mays today set a May 12 trial date for former City Council member Edmund Ford on corruption charges. But prosecutors and defense attorneys will try later to agree on a trial date for separate corruption charges involving Ford and former Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division president Joseph Lee.

Report: FedEx, Deutsche Post Discuss DHL Deal

NEW YORK (Dow Jones/AP) - FedEx Corp. reportedly is in talks to buy all or part of Deutsche Post AG's DHL delivery business in the U.S., in a deal that would help it challenge larger rival United Parcel Service Inc.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 74 312 15,378
MORTGAGES 125 389 20,168
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 86 3,972
BUILDING PERMITS 431 872 36,714
BANKRUPTCIES 54 232 14,575
BUSINESS LICENSES 9 64 5,193
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 71 312 22,129
MARRIAGE LICENSES 10 83 4,746

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