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VOL. 123 | NO. 5 | Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Thompson Blames Media For Denting His Campaign

Following Saturday night's debate in New Hampshire, Fred Thompson left his fellow Republican presidential candidates behind and headed south.

Workshops Abound For Would-Be Real Estate Investors

In this era of foreclosures, one person's loss appears to be another person's gain.

California Company Buys Pendleton Place Apartments

1780 Pendleton St., Memphis, TN 38114, Sale Amount: $2.7 million -
A 119-unit apartment complex, the Pendleton Place Apartments, which sits on 8.5 acres on the northeast corner of Pendleton Street and Kimball Avenue.

Ophelia Ford's Lawyer Says She Will Miss Several Weeks of Session

NASHVILLE (AP) - State Sen. Ophelia Ford will miss several weeks of the legislative session with an unspecified illness, her attorney said Monday.

Bush Says Predicting Economy's Course Not Easy, Says Economy Resilient

CHICAGO (AP) - President Bush said Monday that economic indicators are "increasingly mixed," causing anxiety for many Americans. But he said the economy is resilient and the U.S. has dealt with anxiety before.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
59.0°F
Overcast
Wind: Southwest at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 46%

EVENTS

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon in Ballroom B of the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. A lunch buffet will be provided for $18. Dr. Vivian Morris, director of the New Teacher Center at the University of Memphis, will speak on "Seven Steps to Improve Student Achievement in Memphis." Reservations should be made to Taylor Hughes at 526-1318 or taylor@memphisrotary.org.

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Grand Jury Returns New Indictments Against Ford, Lee

A 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.

Wharton Agrees With Herenton on Consolidation

The mayors of Memphis and Shelby County are now both on record as favoring a single Metro form of government albeit under different terms.

Several Job Swaps on Tap at Today's Council Meeting

The new year formalities are almost completed at City Hall.

Legislature Faces Diet of Leftovers, Heated by Politics

NASHVILLE (AP) - The General Assembly returns to session today with a few fresh issues and several leftovers from last year on lawmakers' plates. They can count on it being warmed up by the heat of election year politics.

Sallie Mae Names New Officers

RESTON, Va. (AP) - Sallie Mae, the nation's largest student lender, has named veteran banking industry executive Anthony P. Terracciano chairman of its board.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 73 155 19,728
MORTGAGES 95 170 23,084
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 12 19 8,323
BUILDING PERMITS 200 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 50 122 13,226
BUSINESS LICENSES 14 23 6,160
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 85 13,080
MARRIAGE LICENSES 28 58 4,900

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