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VOL. 126 | NO. 33 | Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bearden’s Legacy Project Archives Present-Day Memphis

The Memphis & Shelby County Room at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library is a treasure trove of information about the area and its people.

Serving Education

Catholic High uses program, new cafeteria to reach students

The last time Memphis Catholic High School had a kitchen that served hot meals, the school’s mascot was a terrier and it was an all boys school.

48 Hour Film Launch Aims to Inspire Movie-Makers

Expect lights, camera and action along the streets of South Main and the banks of the Mississippi River this weekend as veteran and aspiring filmmakers alike will attempt to create five short films in just 48 hours.

Elvis’ Reach Wide in Realm of Law

Elvis Presley’s manager Col. Tom Parker never let too many lawyers around the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Licensing Keeps Musicians’ Pockets Lined

As record sales have declined over the past decade, musicians and composers are seeking new forms of income.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
79°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 5 mph
Humidity: 66%

EVENTS

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will host a breakfast briefing forum titled “Hiring: Starting the Employment Relationship Off on the Right Note” Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Baker Donelson’s office at 165 Madison Ave., 20th floor. For more information or to register, contact Nicolette Thomas at 577-2328 or nthomas@bakerdonelson.com.

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Clark Reaches Pinnacle as State’s Top Judge

When Bill Haslam took the oath of office as governor last month, Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Cornelia Clark administered the oath.

Ample Life Insurance Says ‘I Love You’

Ray’s Take: With employers cutting benefits and families tightening budgets, more adults are foregoing life insurance or reducing coverage.

He Snuck Into The Bar

I’m grateful to Martha Neil for her Jan. 10 post at the ABA Journal’s “Law News Now.”

STATEWIDE

APNewsBreak: Businesses, PACs Give $1.4M to Haslam

NASHVILLE (AP) – Businesses, trade groups and political action committees accounted for three out of every five dollars raised for Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's inauguration last month.

REGIONAL

Miss. Senate Sends Payday Lending Bill to Governor

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Senate has passed the final version of a bill designed to reduce fees on payday loans, sending the legislation to the governor's desk.

REAL ESTATE

Apartments Pushed Home Construction Up in January

WASHINGTON (AP) – Home construction rose at the fastest rate in 20 months, pushed up by a spike in apartment building. But construction of single-family homes declined, a sign that demand for housing remains weak.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Google's Travel Deal Faces Regulatory Turbulence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Google wants to become the hub of online travel, promising better bargains and more convenience by melding the Internet search leader's wizardry with the Web's top airline-fare tracker, ITA Software.

Wholesale Prices Rise for 7th Straight Month

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wholesale prices outside of the volatile food and energy categories rose at the fastest pace in more than two years last month, a sign inflation could be rising as the economy strengthens.

Factory Output Grows for 5th Straight Month in Jan.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Factories produced more goods for the fifth straight month in January as strong auto sales spurred demand for new cars and trucks. But overall industrial production fell for the first time in 19 months.

UPS Maintains Full-Year Earnings Forecast

NEW YORK (AP) – UPS is holding steady to its earnings forecast for the year as it continues to expand in emerging markets and investing in new business.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Pentagon Chiefs: Don't Cut Defense Too Deeply

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Pentagon's top civilian and military leaders implored Congress Wednesday not to cut too deeply into military spending, plunging into a heated political debate over how to curtail defense costs without imperiling U.S. strategic interests at a time the military is fighting two wars.

Republicans: Report on Financial Crisis was Biased

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republicans criticized a government report on the causes of the 2008 financial crisis as biased and political on Wednesday. Democrats fired back that Republicans want to roll back federal regulations of the financial industry.

Obama Admin. Promotes 'Great Outdoors' Program

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is promoting a new program aimed at protecting public lands, boosting conservation and encouraging recreation. Obama said it is important to conserve public lands, even in tough economic times.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 54 266 12,031
MORTGAGES 111 406 15,756
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 80 3,103
BUILDING PERMITS 0 606 28,832
BANKRUPTCIES 73 364 11,671
BUSINESS LICENSES 17 119 4,274
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 121 549 17,732
MARRIAGE LICENSES 23 104 3,668

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