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VOL. 124 | NO. 132 | Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Despite Speculation, Herenton Packs Office for Move

Boxes in which to pack the knickknacks, papers and personal effects accumulated over the course of 17 years as the city’s chief executive line the hallway outside Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton’s office at City Hall.

Wharton Sounds Cautionary Note For CSG Pension Management

• Board says company has performed well

City Council Declares Mayoral Vacancy At End Of July

The Memphis City Council approved Tuesday on a 7-6 vote a resolution declaring the mayor’s office vacant as of July 31.

Committee Whittles Priority List For Road Projects

Although the city’s airport garners the most attention because of its ranking as the world’s busiest for air cargo, Memphis’ road system is the foundation for its status as a logistics and distribution nexus.

Teamwork Key to Organ Transplant Speed

Although wait times may be shorter for organ transplants in Memphis than other areas of the country, the need remains critical for more people to sign up as donors.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
60°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 64%

EVENTS

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will hold committee meetings today beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the fourth floor committee room of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

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U of M Law School Appoints Kritchevsky to Director of Advocacy

Barbara Kritchevsky has been appointed to the newly created position of director of advocacy at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law.

Southwest, AirTran and Frontier Start Sales

DALLAS (AP) - Discount carriers Southwest, AirTran and Frontier touched off a round of fare sales with prices below $100 on many shorter routes.

Consumer Loan Delinquencies Continue to Rise

NEW YORK (AP) – Consumer loan delinquencies edged up to another record high in the first quarter, according to data released Tuesday by the American Bankers Association.

Hospitals, Democrats Near Deal On Health Care

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday welcomed progress on health care overhaul as top Senate Democrats and the administration closed in on a deal with hospitals to help pay for the president’s proposed expansion of medical coverage to the uninsured.

AIG Loses Big Round in Lawsuit Against Greenberg

NEW YORK (AP) - American International Group Inc. lost a big round Tuesday in its court battle against former CEO Maurice "Hank" Greenberg.

Appeals Loom in GM Plan to Sell Assets

NEW YORK (AP) - Groups representing plaintiffs in car accidents said Monday they would oppose General Motors' attempt to quickly exit bankruptcy protection, arguing that hundreds of victims could be hurt by the government-led plan.

Auto Parts Maker Lear Corp. Files for Chapter 11

NEW YORK (AP) - Automotive parts supplier Lear Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday after receiving support it needed from lenders and bondholders to reorganize its struggling business.

Government Tightening Food Safety Standards

WASHINGTON (AP) - New safety standards aimed at reducing salmonella and E. coli outbreaks are part of a government effort to try to make food safer to eat.

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PROPERTY SALES 57 307 5,073
MORTGAGES 101 483 6,709
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 22 77 1,556
BUILDING PERMITS 0 720 11,979
BANKRUPTCIES 84 341 5,300
BUSINESS LICENSES 36 125 2,061
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 152 594 7,058
MARRIAGE LICENSES 36 117 1,458

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