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VOL. 127 | NO. 219 | Thursday, November 8, 2012

Election Follows Script in County

In Shelby County and Tennessee the presidential race stuck to the script both national campaigns expected.

Sports Connection

The ‘Jon & Don Show’ brings insight to local, national sports landscape

Between Jon Albright and Don Wade, hosts of the newly launched the “Jon & Don Show” on WHBQ Sports 56 AM 560/87.7 FM, any topic a sports fan could want to talk about is conceivable.

Saint Francis Parent Reports Quarterly Growth

Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare Corp. on Wednesday reported growth of more than $77 million, or 40 percent, in adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization compared to last year’s third quarter.

Portrait Unveiling Scheduled for Longtime Judge

George Brown, who graduated from Booker T. Washington in 1956, grew up in a Memphis that still was years away from stamping out the last vestiges of segregation.

Tipton-Rosemark Remakes Campus ‘Center Point’

The new performing arts center at Tipton-Rosemark Academy used to be the gymnasium and before that it was the cafeteria.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Helping Clients ‘Sleep at Night’ Drives Estate Attorney

There are only seven attorneys in Memphis certified with the state of Tennessee as specialists in estate planning.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Consider a Family Limited Partnership

Ray’s Take A Family Limited Partnership (FLP) can not only be a good idea for reducing estate taxes, it can also bring a number of other advantages.

It’s Magic

Nine-year-old Joel Brown, a fourth-grader at Moody Elementary in White Hall, Ark., and his dad, Chris, a Jefferson County deputy clerk, arrived at Sturgis Hall at 4:20 last Friday (Oct. 26). Busy with her nursing school studies, mom Stacy couldn’t come.

Plan Now for Home Winterization

The Appraisal Institute urges homeowners to consider winterizing their properties to potentially lower energy costs, increase comfort in cold months and possibly improve resale value.

STATEWIDE

Glass Maker AGC Closing Kingsport Plant

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) – Weak demand for solar glass has caused AGC Glass North America to permanently close its Blue Ridge Plant in Kingsport.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Education Commissioner Says Federal Funds Unused

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says time is running out for school systems to use federal Race to the Top funds.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

More Student Loans Boost Consumer Credit $11.4 Billion

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans took out more student and auto loans in September to boost consumer borrowing to a record level. But they cut back on credit card borrowing, a sign many remain cautious about taking on high-interest debt.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

US Trade Panel Finds Harm From China Solar Panels

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal trade panel found China responsible Wednesday for harming the U.S. solar panel industry, clearing the final hurdle for U.S. attempts to impose steep tariffs on Chinese solar companies.

Quick Deal Sought on ‘Fiscal Cliff’

WASHINGTON (AP) – The top Democrat in Congress called Wednesday for a quick solution to Washington’s “fiscal cliff” in an upcoming post-election session of Congress.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 55 55 13,385
MORTGAGES 73 73 17,422
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 32 32 3,423
BUILDING PERMITS 623 623 31,553
BANKRUPTCIES 66 66 12,761
BUSINESS LICENSES 11 11 4,608
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 153 153 19,610
MARRIAGE LICENSES 44 44 4,104

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