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VOL. 123 | NO. 49 | Tuesday, March 11, 2008

East Buntyn Residents Await Neighborhood Changes

Residents of the East Buntyn Historic District near the University of Memphis are one step closer to meeting their newest neighbor, the long-anticipated Highland Row development.

When Grown Men Cry: Feb. Foreclosures Cause For Further Suffering In Local Market

Despite a wealth of news about the growing foreclosure epidemic in Memphis and Shelby County, many at-risk homeowners don't believe they're in jeopardy of losing their homes.

Legacy Center Buildout Closer to Completion

1661 Aaron Brenner Drive, Memphis, TN 38120, Permit Amounts: $1 million total -
The inside of the 61,000-square-foot, three-story Legacy Center office building in East Memphis is taking shape as building permits for two more tenants were filed last week.

Council Wrangles With Strip Club Ordinance

The Memphis City Council's discussion about regulating strip clubs lurched back to life this month with council passage on the second of three readings of a controversial ordinance.

Newby's Owner Weathers BMI Suit

Newby's, the bar he bought in 1997, is sometimes referred to by its owner and customers as "the college bar you never graduate from."

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
53°F
Fair
Wind: 16 mph
Humidity: 48%

EVENTS

The National Association of Women Business Owners will host a luncheon today at 11:30 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., ninth floor. Rose Flenorl of FedEx will present "Expanding Relationships Globally." The cost is $25 for NAWBO members and $30 for nonmembers. To register or to find out more information, contact NAWBO at 844-3738 or www.nawbomemphis.org.

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Reports: Countrywide Financial Corp. Under Federal Investigation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal authorities are investigating Countrywide Financial Corp. for securities fraud, according to media reports.

Lawmakers Nearing Agreement on Key Piece Of Lottery Legislation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle say they're nearing agreement on a key piece of lottery scholarship legislation that would allow more students to graduate in Tennessee.

More Cuts Could be Needed Amid Tenn.'s Worsening Revenue Picture

NASHVILLE (AP) - More state spending cuts may be necessary after another month of lower-than-expected tax collections, Gov. Phil Bredesen said Monday.

Kustoff Resigns as US Attorney, Plans Return to Private Practice

U.S. Attorney David Kustoff is leaving his job as chief federal prosecutor for West Tennesseee.

State Appeals Court Upholds Strip Club Ruling

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has upheld a Shelby County Circuit Court ruling in favor of a Brooks Road strip club closed by the city of Memphis.

State Senate Votes to Allow Employers to Require English at Work

NASHVILLE (AP) - The Senate has passed a bill that would allow employers to require English be spoken in the workplace.

Tenn. Bill Would Prohibit SS Numbers on Voter Registration Cards

NASHVILLE (AP) - Social Security numbers would not be printed on voter registration cards under a proposal that's headed to the governor for his consideration.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 64 64 16,477
MORTGAGES 72 72 21,504
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 6 6 4,272
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 39,378
BANKRUPTCIES 69 69 15,611
BUSINESS LICENSES 13 13 5,504
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 84 84 23,657
MARRIAGE LICENSES 37 37 5,072

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