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VOL. 123 | NO. 7 | Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bad Omens Or Good?

Latest numbers show Downtown condo slowdown, but Realtors say 'not so'

Has Downtown's condominium bubble burst? The 2007 year-end sales figures reveal a sluggish performance from what used to be the hottest thing going in local real estate.

Consolidation Talk Rehashes 'One Man, One Vote'

Mark Norris and Walter Bailey are both attorneys. They both served on the Shelby County Board of Commissioners during the legal fight in the mid-1990s over how a Shelby County school board should be elected.

Holbrook Earns Civil Trial Specialist Certification

Commercial litigator Frank M. Holbrook recently was certified as a civil trial specialist. The certification from the National Board of Trial Advocacy comes after meeting rigorous standards that include review of courtroom work by judges and other attorneys.

Too Early to Tell How Council Approach Has Changed

Some things changed and some remained the same for the new Memphis City Council this week. And some remain to be seen.

More Complaints Filed Against Morgan Keegan

The legal woes keep mounting for a Memphis brokerage firm that houses a group of mutual funds stung badly in the recent mortgage market meltdown.

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EVENTS

The Memphis Bar Association will hold a continuing legal education course today from 8:50 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The course is the annual John Dice Seminar and is worth six hours of CLE credit. For more information, call the MBA at 527-3573.

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Grand Jury Returns New Indictments Against Ford, Lee

A federal grand jury has returned new indictments against former Memphis City Councilman Edmund Ford and former Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division president Joseph Lee. Both men are the subject of pending federal cases involving charges of bribery and public corruption.

Fed Minutes Show Range of Rate Views From Regional Banks

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones/AP) - Reflecting a highly uncertain and divided monetary policy outlook, regional U.S. Federal Reserve banks supported three different scenarios for the discount rate last month, according to December meeting minutes released Tuesday.

State Lobbyists Get Break on Ethics Training Costs

NASHVILLE (AP) - Lobbyists upset at the cost of their annual ethics training have reason to celebrate: their fees have been slashed.

Officials Consider Renaming Cover Tennessee Program

NASHVILLE (AP) - Officials at the state's Cover Tennessee health care program are thinking about changing the organization's name to avoid confusion.

Former State Senator First to Register as Lobbyist Under New Rules

NASHVILLE (AP) - David Fowler has become the first former lawmaker to register as a lobbyist under the state's new law that requires a one-year cooling-off period after leaving office.

Hooks Jr. Pleads Guilty to Federal Corruption Charge

Former Memphis City Schools board member Michael Hooks Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday morning to a federal corruption charge.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 89 344 19,573
MORTGAGES 110 422 22,914
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 2 8,305 8,305
BUILDING PERMITS 207 838 40,029
BANKRUPTCIES 60 356 13,104
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 194 6,137
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 147 12,996
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 65 4,842

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