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VOL. 122 | NO. 5 | Monday, January 8, 2007

TAKING A DIP

Despite some swells in Q4, most court filings down in '06

Leslie Albers finds it difficult to put into words what she felt when she first met her daughter. Albers and her husband, Steve, were in the Shaanxi province of China the first time they saw Zoie Li.

Historic District Awaits Nod from State Historical Commission, Parks Service

Like the small child among a brood of overachievers, the Southern Railway Industrial Historic District, which sits about one mile east of Memphis' bustling Downtown, might be easy to overlook.

Former Bank Controller Flourishes In Drug-Testing Business

"You don't just wake up one morning and say, 'I think I want to open a drug-testing clinic,'" Kelly Dobbins joked recently at Mid-South Drug Testing, a business she opened in 2004.

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EVENTS

The Memphis chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) holds a membership breakfast meeting Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Carolyn Hardy, president and CEO of Chism Hardy Enterprises LLC, is the guest speaker. She will discuss her career successes as the first black vice president for the Memphis Coors Brewing Co. and the future of her newly formed corporation. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Call 844-3738 or visit www.nawbomemphis.org for reservations.

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Wharton Calls for Government Consolidation, Payroll Tax

Speaking at the first Shelby County Board of Commissioners session of 2008, Wharton said he favors consolidation of the two governments but not of the Memphis City and Shelby County school systems.

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PROPERTY SALES 0 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 0 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 1 232 13,336
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
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