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VOL. 123 | NO. 2 | Thursday, January 3, 2008

Morgan Keegan Settles With Indiana Charity for Undisclosed Amount

The Memphis brokerage firm that oversees a group of struggling mutual funds has settled an arbitration claim filed against one of them. The RMK funds saw much of their value wiped out in 2007's credit crisis.

Ethics Code Still Needs Help, Wilkins Says

At year's end, the Memphis City Council had left the proposition of disciplining city office holders accused but not convicted of wrongdoing in the hands of city voters.

'Small Town' Law Practice Allows Freeland to Concentrate on Varied Areas

J. Hale Freeland has been going to court in North Mississippi since he was in the fifth grade. His father's storied law firm was founded in the 1870s and Freeland can remember seeing his first case tried in Yalobusha County in a courtroom that still had spittoons. Among his childhood chores was waxing the old hardwood floors of the family business.

Naked Lion Owner Hopes to Go National

When Molson Coors Brewing Co. decided to close its Memphis facility in 2006, some employees were left to make life-altering decisions.

Prelim Foreclosure, Bankruptcy Activity Could Buck Trends

Preliminary year-to-date and fourth quarter numbers paint a surprising picture of two economic woes that long have plagued debtors in Memphis.

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EVENTS

The Memphis Symphony Chorus will hold auditions for new chorus members today at 7 p.m. at Balmoral Presbyterian Church, 6413 Quince Road. Call Lisa Mendel at 756-0624 to schedule an audition time for all vocal parts. For more information, visit www.memphissymphonychorus.org.

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Seminar to Help Real Estate Investors Maximize Wealth

Sure, 2008 is only a few days old, but the dreaded April 15 will be here in no time.

FedEx Officer Bronczek Exercises Options

WASHINGTON (AP) - The president and chief executive of FedEx Express, a subsidiary of shipping company FedEx Corp., exercised options for 50,000 shares of common stock, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Ombudsman Staff Seeks to Educate About Records

NASHVILLE (AP) - The state's new open records ombudsman office has a mission to help Tennesseans obtain local government records, but the staff will be relying on the power of persuasion if local officials balk.

Clinton Camp Indicates Tenn. as Pivotal Election State

Hours before one of her final televised messages was due to be broadcast to Iowa voters during Wednesday’s newscasts there, Hillary Clinton’s top presidential campaign officials told Tennessee reporters the former first lady has built a major base of support in the Volunteer State.

Herenton Vows to Pursue Full Consolidation

Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton told members of the Memphis Kiwanis Club Wednesday that he wants to pursue a single, county-wide referendum on the idea of consolidating city and county governments.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 96 173 11,698
MORTGAGES 95 174 13,601
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 19 19 1,877
BUILDING PERMITS 291 387 24,551
BANKRUPTCIES 65 118 7,591
BUSINESS LICENSES 29 60 3,972
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 35 84 4,765
MARRIAGE LICENSES 18 38 2,582

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