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VOL. 127 | NO. 130 | Wednesday, July 4, 2012

City Kicks Off Neighborhood Innovation Effort

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration is set to begin a concerted effort to bring back neighborhood retail in three parts of the city.

After the Flood

Mobile home parks remain unused, unsafe as owners fight lawsuits

It was at about this time a year ago that the floodwaters had at last receded from the cluster of mobile home parks around the intersection of U.S. 51 and North Watkins Road in Frayser.

Council Tests Auto Inspection Rules

Memphis City Council members have approved a financial hardship waiver that allows Memphis motorists who flunk the emissions part of their auto inspection to claim the repairs will cost them too much and get a one-year one-time-only waiver on the inspection.

Canadian Company Adds To Memphis Portfolio

A Canadian real estate investment group has purchased a 157,000-square-foot industrial warehouse in South Memphis for $1.5 million, marking the firm’s second Memphis acquisition in 18 months.

MED Burn Center on Holiday High Alert

The Regional Medical Center at Memphis is preparing for a busy Independence Day. The staff at the Firefighters Regional Burn Center, a full-service burn center housed inside The MED, knows all too well how a quick celebration can turn to tragedy when inexperienced people handle fireworks.

New Judicial Conduct Board Commences

The new Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct will begin its work on the weekend. The board that replaced the old Tennessee Court of the Judiciary effective July 1 holds an organizational meeting Saturday, July 7, in Nashville.

MEMPHIS NEWSMAKERS

Crowder Joins MCCA To Manage New Product Line

Mack Crowder has joined Memphis Consumer Credit Association as director of business continuity and risk. In his new role, Crowder will manage the start-up and growth of a new product line of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions for MCCA.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Greer Elected Vice Pres. Of West Tennessee TAJ

Thomas Greer, partner in Bailey & Greer PLLC, has been elected vice president of the West Tennessee grand division of the Tennessee Association for Justice.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Mastering The Perfect Pitch

In the sales world, delivering the perfect pitch is akin to throwing a no hitter. It’s no easy feat, but those who’ve mastered the art of the flawless pitch have the power to consistently shut down the opposing team and bring home more wins.

Credit Card Companies Want You in Debt

Ray’s Take The very last thing a credit card company wants is a customer who carefully pays their balance in full and on time and avoids having to pay any of their interest and small print penalties and fees. The companies that issue credit cards usually have the words “for profit” in their charters, and they want you in debt – the deeper the better. They certainly are successful at keeping us that way: the average American family carries some $8,000 in credit card debt, and they’re paying some of the highest interest rates that legally exist.

Lost Crosswords: Part 1

In “Collision,” the eighth episode of “Lost’s” second season, Locke’s in the Hatch working a crossword. He’s focused on the clue for 42-Down: “Enkidu’s friend.” Nearby clues are discernible: 36D: “Macbeth place,” 37D: “Belgian port”, 38D: “Robbed.” In the two grid blanks remaining, Locke fills in A and E to spell GILGAMESH.

Market Yields Best June in 13 Years

June: Boon & Lampoon After taking body blows in May, the stock market had its best June since 1999. This time, we can credit European politicians rather than American central bankers for the strong finish. That, my friends, is a welcome change.

Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team Actually Innovates

Innovation techniques influence how companies launch new products and new lines of business; however, innovation can also have a transformative, positive impact when applied to the social sector.

REGIONAL

River Watching: Mississippi Levels Dropping

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) – Drought conditions are contributing to Mississippi River levels that may not be the lowest they've ever been but are still cause for concern.

Cattle Vulnerable to Plant Toxins During Drought

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The drought that has plagued Arkansas for weeks is taking a toll on cattle, but not necessarily from the heat.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Big US Banks Submit "Living Wills" to Regulators

Nine of the largest U.S. banks have submitted plans to the federal regulators that show how they would break up and sell off their assets if they are in danger of failing.

Carmakers Report Strong June Sales, Easing Worries

DETROIT (AP) – From mini cars to monster pickups, sales of vehicles charged higher in June and eased concerns that Americans would be turned off by slower hiring and other scary headlines.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 72 368 16,413
MORTGAGES 66 422 21,432
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 15 76 4,266
BUILDING PERMITS 176 877 39,378
BANKRUPTCIES 60 294 15,542
BUSINESS LICENSES 20 98 5,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 69 423 23,573
MARRIAGE LICENSES 17 95 5,035

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