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VOL. 123 | NO. 8 | Friday, January 11, 2008

Hooks Jr. Pleads Guilty to Federal Charge

The last of the Tennessee Waltz-related corruption cases was resolved Thursday in federal court in Memphis.

Preliminary Signs Could Indicate Local Tax Hike

For Shelby County taxpayers, the question this year probably won't be if but how far they will have to dip into their wallets and bank accounts once new local property tax rates are set.

Struggle of Black Firefighters Told in Crawford's Book

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CCC to Combat Panhandling With Pilot Program

For years, it seems, the Center City Commission has been promoting its "Say No to Panhandling" campaign, in the hopes people instead would give their money to organizations that help the homeless.

Historic Fayette Bank Opens Eighth Office Near New Wal-Mart

The past will meet the future in Fayette County this year when one of the area's oldest banks opens shop in front of the area's newest retailer.

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EVENTS

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors will hold a seminar titled "Start Your Home Value Research with Starting Point," a tool for appraising homes, today from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the MAAR office, 6393 Poplar Ave. Register online at www.maar.org or e-mail techsupport@maar.org.

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Memphis Promoter Files Suit Against WWE

It's the back story that counts in professional wrestling. The matches and interviews advance story lines and rivalries that lead to more matches with more hype and thus more fans in the seats and watching on pay-per-view television.

State Dems Seek Replacements For Absent Lawmakers

NASHVILLE (AP) - Senate Democrats stung by a string of prolonged absences by ill caucus members are proposing a way to temporarily replace lawmakers unable to serve.

AP Interview: Bredesen Wants to Distribute Lottery Reserves

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen said Thursday the state lottery's huge cash reserves need to be distributed.

Lawmaker Says Those Convicted of DUI Shouldn't Vote on DUI Bills

NASHVILLE (AP) - State Rep. Stacey Campfield wants to ban lawmakers convicted of drunken driving from voting on legislation affecting drunken driving laws.

Tanner Says He'll Run for Re-Election to Congress

NASHVILLE (AP) - U.S. Rep. John Tanner, a Democrat from Union City, says he plans to run for re-election for an 11th term.

FedEx Defends Business Model Where Drivers are Independent Contractors

MEMPHIS (AP) - Top managers of FedEx Corp. said Thursday they have no plans for major nationwide changes in the company's reliance on contract drivers for its ground delivery division.

Lee’s Attorneys File Motion to Dismiss Federal Charges

Attorneys for former Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division president Joseph Lee blasted the government’s federal corruption case against him in a motion the attorneys filed Friday, asking that Lee’s indictment for bribery and extortion be dismissed.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 83 363 9,932
MORTGAGES 91 378 11,692
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 39 1,673
BUILDING PERMITS 0 575 20,885
BANKRUPTCIES 44 207 6,644
BUSINESS LICENSES 40 125 3,564
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 109 4,092
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 91 2,270

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