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VOL. 124 | NO. 200 | Monday, October 12, 2009

Q3 Home Sales Up Slightly From Q2

Of all the real estate figures floating around, perhaps the most telling is the one showing shrinking membership in the Memphis Area Association of Realtors.

Commission to Revisit Charter Appointments Today

Approving mayoral appointments to boards and commissions is usually the quickest part of the Shelby County Commission’s agenda. It’s normally a routine vote.

Treasury: Local Banks Have Paid $42M in Interest

Memphis-area banks have paid more than $42 million in interest to the federal government as part of the strings attached to emergency capital they received starting last year.

Web Business Spreads Cheer With Kids’ Smiles

CheezyWeezy.com allows people to show off their children’s pictures on the Internet, on T-shirts and other merchandise.

Taking Off

Aviators attain flight and control the movements of their aircraft by precisely balancing the forces of lift, thrust, drag and gravity. The people piloting the aerotropolis initiative – the promotion of Memphis’ economy focused on the airport, other transportation assets and the connectivity among them – are negotiating their own set of physics in hopes of becoming airborne.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
55.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: South at 10.4 mph
Humidity: 38%

EVENTS

The First Tee of Memphis/Mid-South Junior Golf Association will hold the Bennie Minor Golf Tournament today at 1 p.m. at Galloway Golf Course, 3815 Walnut Grove Road. The proceeds will benefit First Tee of Memphis. Cost is $750 for a three-person team. For more information, call 744-0333.

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Shelby County Commission Agenda

The Shelby County Commission will meet today at 1:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building. Numerous topics are up for discussion, including several resolutions proposed by the Public Works Committee. One resolution deals with expenditure approval for space renovations to the Shelby County Office Building at 157 Poplar Ave. For the full agenda, click on the image to the left.

STATEWIDE

Tenn. Taxes Fall Short Again in 2nd Budget Month

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's tax collections have now fallen below projections in the first two months of the budget year.

Five East Tenn. Counties Fail EPA Air Standard

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The air quality in five East Tennessee counties around Knoxville is too dirty to meet federal standards.

Health Message Strong in Miss., Tenn. Schools

CLINTON, Miss. (AP) - Sugary, high-calorie snacks are off-limits at Sumner Junior High, so instead of door-to-door candy sales to raise money, students ask their parents to donate $30.

Scripps Turns Fine Living into Cooking Channel

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. is turning Fine Living into the Cooking Channel and moving the cable network from the hills of Tennessee to New York City's food-oriented Chelsea Market.

REGIONAL

Miss. Treasurer Sets Up Unclaimed Property Booth at Fair

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - State Treasurer Tate Reeves says his unclaimed property booth will be set up at the Mississippi State Fair.

Ark. ABC Director to Deny Wal-Mart Request to Sell Beer

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - The director of the state's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board says he'll deny Wal-Mart's application to sell beer and wine at its Fayetteville stores because of local opposition.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Aug. Trade Deficit Drops Unexpectedly

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. trade deficit unexpectedly narrowed in August as exports posted a small gain, while imports fell on a big drop in demand for foreign oil.

Shingles Prove to be Gold Mine for Thieves

DALLAS (AP) - Workers at Bradco Supply Corp. arrived one morning to find someone severed the heavy chain locks on the security fence at the Fort Worth shingle supply warehouse. Inside, empty wooden pallets were splintered and scattered across the floor.

Airlines Warned on Limits for Lost Bag Payments

WASHINGTON (AP) - Airlines shouldn't be too cheap when it comes to helping customers whose bags are lost.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Watchdog Doubts Goals of Obama Loan Relief Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's effort to help homeowners avoid foreclosure may not achieve its goal of helping 3 million to 4 million borrowers and may simply delay mortgage defaults for many, a government watchdog group says.

FCC Launches Probe of Google Voice Service

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators will look into complaints by AT&T Inc. that Google Inc.'s free messaging and calling service, Google Voice, blocks calls to rural communities where local phone companies charge high connection fees.

Lawmaker Cusses Out Fellow Missourian in House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Show me some civility, Republicans cried Friday after a Missouri congressman speaking on the House floor was caught on microphone apparently cussing out a fellow Missourian.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
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
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 4,936

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