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VOL. 122 | NO. 17 | Monday, January 29, 2007

Burning Desire

Local biofuels outlets cash in on growing demand for cleaner-burning energy sources

In his State of the Union address last week, President George W. Bush proposed expanding the supply of alternative fuels to nearly five times the current target in the next 10 years.

Minority Contracts Trigger Ethics Buzz

Minority-led business contracts in Memphis and Shelby County are apparently such a hot commodity, some political figures who double as private consultants are willing to go to great lengths to procure them for their clients.

Counselors Respond to 'Calling' By Relating to Clients on Their Own Level

In one little square building on Union Avenue, big things are happening and lives are being changed for the better every day.

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The Center City Commission's Policy Committee meets Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the CCC's board room, 114 N. Main St. Call 575-0540 for details.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 119 482 10,051
MORTGAGES 119 497 11,811
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 29 82 1,716
BUILDING PERMITS 268 1,056 21,366
BANKRUPTCIES 50 263 6,700
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 151 3,584
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 172 4,155
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 111 2,290

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