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VOL. 127 | NO. 32 | Thursday, February 16, 2012

‘Undefeated’ Puts City in Limelight

It’s been seven years since the made-in-Memphis movie “Walk the Line” won an Oscar for Best Actress and had four other nominations, but at this year’s Academy Awards – set for Feb. 26 – Memphis will be back in the spotlight.

Flagship Living

Trezevant Manor senior living facility earns bragging rights with designation

Raising the activity level of residents made Trezevant Manor a “flagship” among Tennessee senior living facilities.

Court Hears Details Of Drug Org

Memphis Federal Court Judge Hardy Mays has been balancing other cases on his schedule with the Craig Petties drug organization trial that began Feb. 6 with jury selection.

Jury Hears Recording of Hit Man Talking With Petties Target

Tobias Pride said the drug kingpin who hired him to kill Antonio Allen in 2002 had proof “in black and white” that Allen had been cooperating with law enforcement.

Monfils Withdraws From Memphis Tennis Tourney With Injury

MEMPHIS (AP) – Gael Monfils has withdrawn from the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships because of a right knee inflammation.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
73°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 9 mph
Humidity: 76%

EVENTS

The Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will hold a Female Business Leader Lunch Thursday, Feb. 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Napa Café, 5101 Sanderlin Ave., suite 122. The lunch will allow business leaders an opportunity to network and discuss ideas. To R.S.V.P., email Jeremy Park at jeremyp@lpinsurance.com.

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Gay has 25, Allen 21 to Help Grizzlies Beat Nets

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – There's nothing complex about the Memphis Grizzlies. They just play old-fashioned basketball.

Will Barton Leads Memphis Past Tulane 82-64

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Memphis guard Will Barton noticed the excitement building in Tulane's cozy Fogelman Arena when the Green Wave took a second-half lead, and he decided it was time to make up for his slow start on the offensive end.

Tennessee Cruises to 77-58 Win Against Arkansas

KNOXVILLE (AP) – The Tennessee Volunteers have had the hang of coach Cuonzo Martin's tough defensive style for a while. Now they're starting to get into the swing of his motion offense, too.

Improving Public Health Goal of New Initiative

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell this week announced the launch of a new broad-based health care project designed to improve public health and reduce health care costs for county residents.

Memphis’ ZeroTo510 to Aid Startups

Memphis Bioworks Foundation and Innova have launched ZeroTo510, an accelerator program to help entrepreneurs bring medical devices and companies to market.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Mulroy’s 30-Year Law Practice Starts With Counseling Work

Jim Mulroy’s fervor for law and politics dates to a trip to Washington with his grandparents at age 12, where he met President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

When is Enough ‘Enough’?

Ray’s Take Everyone who knows me knows how strongly I believe in saving. However, I also believe in spending to enjoy the life you’ve saved for. That’s what our financial planning philosophy is all about – saving and investing responsibly with the goal of to transform your objectives and dreams into reality.

Viewer Mail on Rosenfelt

I hate when this happens. Last week, I concluded the column with remarks indicating that “Dog Tags” was the last David Rosenfelt Andy Carpenter novel in print. I even went so far as to write that “One Dog Night,” novel nine in the Andy series, “is due out later this year.”

STATE GOVERNMENT

Bill to Crack Down on Domestic Assault Advances

NASHVILLE (AP) – A proposal to crackdown on domestic violence is advancing in the Senate despite its financial impact on local governments.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Citigroup Pays $158M to Settle Mortgage Fraud

NEW YORK (AP) – Citigroup has agreed to pay $158.3 million to settle claims that its mortgage unit duped the U.S. government into insuring risky mortgage loans for over six years.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

GOP Leader Delays Action on Transportation Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker John Boehner is delaying action on a bill that provides a long-term blueprint for federal transportation programs as GOP leaders scramble to shore up support for the measure.

House Panel Wants Session With Ex-Countrywide CEO

WASHINGTON (AP) – House investigators want to interview Angelo Mozilo, the former Countrywide Financial Corp. chief executive whose VIP program gave discounted mortgages to member of Congress, other government officials and influential people who could help the company.

FCC Adopts New Rules Against ‘Robocalls’

NEW YORK (AP) – The federal government is cracking down on "robocalls," those automated phone calls with the tendency to interrupt Sunday dinners and otherwise annoy consumers.

House Leaders Praise Emerging Payroll Tax Cut Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional leaders of both parties praised an emerging deal Wednesday to extend a payroll tax cut and extra jobless benefits through 2012, but cautioned that bargainers still had to nail down final details.

REAL ESTATE

Homebuilder Optimism Rises for 5th Straight Month

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. homebuilders are gradually growing more optimistic about the depressed housing market and believe homes sales could pick up sharply when the spring buying season begins.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 64 324 13,221
MORTGAGES 107 477 17,235
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 20 82 3,380
BUILDING PERMITS 0 366 30,930
BANKRUPTCIES 67 276 12,619
BUSINESS LICENSES 22 87 4,576
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 71 487 19,380
MARRIAGE LICENSES 28 122 4,031

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