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VOL. 125 | NO. 174 | Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New Restaurants Planned for Downtown

Two new eateries will soon be added to Downtown’s restaurant mix: an upscale Irish pub planned for 152 Madison Ave. serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a new restaurant and bakery at 314 S. Main St. that will offer treats like cupcakes, wine and coffee.

Architectural Stories

Home and garden tour chronicles Memphis styles

The houses on this year’s Central Gardens Home and Garden Tour chronicle a century of architectural styling.

Luxury Hotel Planned for SoFo

An 11-story, 298-room luxury hotel is in the works for a vacant lot across from FedExForum.

Time to Shine Lights on Tiger Lane

The $15 million Tiger Lane project at the Mid-South Fairgrounds will get a “blue” opening Wednesday evening.

Group Seeks 100 Ways to Boost Degree Attainment

Leadership Memphis wants your ideas now for boosting college education in Memphis.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
51°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 0 mph
Humidity: 86%

EVENTS

Methodist South Hospital will hold a lunch and learn titled “Women’s Gynecological Health” Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in meeting room A of the hospital, 1300 Wesley Drive. Free health screenings begin at 11 a.m. and the lecture will be given by Dr. Stephen Ehiremen. Registration is required as seats are limited. To register, call 888-777-5959 or visit www.methodisthealth.org.

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Council to Vote on Fate of Lee House

Sometimes, a classic is allowed to gather dust indefinitely on the shelf, its value and artistic worth in danger of being forgotten.

Saint Francis Begins Work on Imaging Center

Construction workers on Tuesday began renovating space at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett for a new outpatient diagnostic imaging center.

Williams Joins Ronald McDonald House Charities

Keaton Williams has joined Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis as special events coordinator.

Look Outward to Assess U.S. Growth

Reports of the global economic demise have been greatly exaggerated. Perception, informed by history, contends that as goes the U.S., so goes the globe. For the most backward-facing economists, the saying goes, “as goes the U.S. housing market, so goes the U.S., so goes the globe.”

Do You Hear What I Hear?

In mythology, Narcissus was a hunter renowned for his beauty but, unfortunately, doomed because of his extreme pride. He was punished by being consigned to fall in love with his own reflection in a pool, and he wasted away and died because he simply couldn’t leave the beauty of his own reflection.

MEMPHIS AREA

Timberlake Celebrates Improved Golf Course

MEMPHIS (AP) – Singer Justin Timberlake is celebrating the reopening of his Memphis golf course.

NATIONAL POLITICS

No Recession Here: Election Spending Sets Records

WASHINGTON (AP) – Turns out politics, for all its focus on the gloomy economy, is a recession-proof industry.

Treasury Announces New Warrant Auctions

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government said Tuesday it will auction warrants it received from two giant insurance companies as part of its efforts to recoup costs of the $700 billion financial bailout.

Official: Obama to Back More Business Tax Breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama will call on Congress to pass new tax breaks that would allow businesses to write off 100 percent of their new capital investments through 2011, the latest in a series of proposals the White House is rolling out in hopes of showing action on the economy ahead of the November elections.

Gov't Launches Plan to Help "Underwater" Borrowers

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is trying to jump-start its sputtering attempts to tackle the foreclosure crisis with an effort to assist homeowners who owe more on their properties than their homes are worth.

Battle Looms Over Health Care Repeal if GOP Wins

WASHINGTON (AP) – If you thought passing the health care overhaul was messy, wait until Republicans try to repeal it if they regain power this fall.

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PROPERTY SALES 69 311 15,028
MORTGAGES 83 338 19,668
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 58 3,853
BUILDING PERMITS 0 512 35,842
BANKRUPTCIES 65 247 14,281
BUSINESS LICENSES 16 120 5,111
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 70 316 21,749
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