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VOL. 126 | NO. 47 | Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day After Schools Vote, School Leaders Emphasize Details

Leaders of both school systems began the day after the vote on schools consolidation with press conferences in which they emphasized the details to be worked out.

Making an MPACT

Young professionals org celebrates Soul of the City

Friday night will find Minglewood Hall packed with young professionals socializing, enjoying refreshments and live music and honoring peers for their civic, business and political achievements.

Shelby Home Sales Drop 21 Pct. in Feb.

The latest housing market figures paint a bleak picture of the market.

Cooper Files Lawsuit Related to Cordova Restaurant

The strip club owner who opened – then abruptly closed – a restaurant in Cordova, which he’s insisted he’s not turning into a strip club, has filed a lawsuit related to his application for a compensated dance permit for the business.

CKx 4th-Quarter Loss Widens on Restructuring

NEW YORK (AP)CKx Inc., which owns the "American Idol" TV show, said its fourth-quarter loss widened mostly because of its restructuring efforts.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
47°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 9 mph
Humidity: 63%

EVENTS

The Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will hold a luncheon Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center on the University of Memphis campus. Jackie Nichols of Playhouse on the Square will be named 2010 Communicator of the Year. The luncheon is free for PRSA members, $25 for nonmembers and $15 for students. To register, call 754-9035 or visit www.prsamemphis.org. Deadline is Tuesday at noon.

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Pinnacle Has Tentative Contract With Flight Attendants

Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines Inc. and the United Steelworkers union have reached a tentative contract agreement covering 797 Pinnacle flight attendants.

A2H Designs Enviable Model Of Success

Following the wrath of a recession that takes no prisoners, one local engineering and architectural firm is actually exceeding its own expectations.

Spears Prosthetics & Orthotics Gives New Movement to Amputees

When Ulysses Moore of Memphis lost the lower part of his right leg to gangrene several years ago, Spears Prosthetics & Orthotics – the Mid-South’s largest privately owned facility of its type – equipped him with a prosthesis and the training to increase his mobility.

Flintco Wins ABC Safety Award

Flintco LLC has been honored for having the one of the top building contractor safety programs in the country.

Houston Joins Memphis Chemical & Janitorial Supply

Ursula Y. Houston has joined Memphis Chemical & Janitorial Supply Co. as account executive.

‘Check In’ By Checking Out Foursquare

If you’re a retailer and haven’t used a location-based marketing tool yet, it’s time to get with the program.

Adding Joy To Your World While in The Workplace

For several days I’ve been working on a column that was absolutely weighty with important scientific business information. The more I worked on it, the heavier it got – and the more mind-numbing.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Tennessee House passes the 'Health Freedom Act'

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal that would allow Tennesseans to opt out of the federal health care law is headed to the governor for his consideration after passing the Republican-controlled House 70-27 Monday on a party-line vote.

STATEWIDE

TVA's Kilgore Says Region's Economy Turning Around

CHATTANOOGA (AP) – Tennessee Valley Authority President Tom Kilgore said the region's economy is starting to turn around, based on the utility's count of new jobs in fiscal 2010.

REGIONAL

Miss. House Redistricting Killed by Senate Panel

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's redistricting debate has taken a sharply partisan turn.

REAL ESTATE

Good Deals on New Homes to be Had This Spring

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The spring home-selling season is under way, and homebuyers have more leverage this year to get price discounts and other perks on new homes than in years past.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Starbucks' New Logo Debuts on Cups, Cafes

SEATTLE (AP) – Starbucks customers saw something new Tuesday when they sipped their coffee.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Senate Bill Aims to Combat Pharmaceutical Theft

WASHINGTON (AP) – Law enforcement officials would have more leeway to pursue and punish criminals who steal prescription pharmaceuticals under a proposal introduced Tuesday by Senate lawmakers.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 65 366 17,721
MORTGAGES 70 417 23,068
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 91 4,519
BUILDING PERMITS 210 932 42,157
BANKRUPTCIES 62 299 16,691
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 80 5,781
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 49 305 25,174
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 96 5,381

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