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VOL. 127 | NO. 134 | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Herenton Home Listed as Short Sale

Former Memphis Mayor Willie W. Herenton’s home in Banneker Estates is on the market as a short sale.

Talking Tennessee

Haslam promotes state’s business-friendliness for CNBC

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey are among the Tennesseans in recent days who’ve participated in a “Twitter battle” ginned up by the cable business network CNBC as part of the network’s annual study of the country’s top states for business.

US Senate Confirms Fowlkes Appointment

The U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of John Fowlkes Jr. as the newest U.S. District Court Judge for Western Tennessee.

ASD Makes Debut at Three Frayser Schools

Summer school for teachers is under way this week at three Frayser schools that are critical to the state’s Achievement School District

Schools Referendum Foes Face Heavy Legal Burden

Shelby County Commissioners seeking to stop the referendums on municipal school districts have a heavy legal burden going into Thursday’s hearing on the matter in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
75°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: 9 mph
Humidity: 84%

EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Ave. Caroline Blatti of Hutchison will present “How Business Can Impact Youth.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

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Le Bonheur Offers CPR Training in Effort to Prevent Drownings

About 40 children who drown or almost drown in pools, ponds or other bodies of water each year are admitted to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, 50 N. Dunlap St.

Free App Connects Memphians, Government

Ashley Mooney was stuck in traffic about a year ago when he heard Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. on the “Drake and Zeke” morning radio show on 98.1 The Max and decided to call in.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Levy Named Assistant Dean in U of M School of Public Health

Dr. Marian Levy has been named assistant dean of students and public health practice for the University of Memphis School of Public Health. Levy is also an associate professor in the school and is the current president of the Tennessee Public Health Association.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Rip Off the Band-Aid

Odds are, your company will eventually face a PR crisis – regardless of its size. PR crises can simply be accidental, such as an employee on your team neglecting to shred an important document that mistakenly fell into someone’s hands. Or you could face the more serious negligent action: an employee sold confidential customer information to a third party, for example.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Report: DCS Slow to Comply With Reform Plan

NASHVILLE (AP) – A recent report shows problems making the transition to a new computer system are preventing the Tennessee Department of Children's Services from fully complying with a court-ordered reform plan.

REGIONAL

Corps Begins Work Along Mississippi River

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mat Sinking Unit was leaving Vicksburg Tuesday to begin laying articulated concrete mattress squares that will protect submerged riverbanks in more than 30areas along the Mississippi River.

Tupelo Officials Issue Hundreds of Code Violations

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – Tupelo code enforcement officers have issued property owners 336 warnings about 591 separate violations since the start of the year.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Employers Posted More Jobs in May

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers advertised more jobs in May than April, a hopeful sign after three months of weak hiring. Job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.6 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That’s up from 3.4 million in April. It’s also the second-highest level in nearly four years, just behind March’s 3.7 million.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Criminal Probe led Gov't to Change Release of Data

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal criminal and civil investigators looked into possible leaks of economic data that the government provides early to news organizations, according to a report released Tuesday by the Labor Department.

REAL ESTATE

Report: Some Lose Homes Over as Little as $400

WASHINGTON (AP) – The elderly and other vulnerable homeowners are losing their homes because they owe as little as a few hundred dollars in back taxes, according to a report from a consumer group.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 72 238 10,116
MORTGAGES 103 297 13,172
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 20 60 2,598
BUILDING PERMITS 192 562 24,086
BANKRUPTCIES 75 227 9,760
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 71 3,674
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 126 390 14,353
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 68 3,131

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