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VOL. 127 | NO. 204 | Thursday, October 18, 2012

Foreclosures Continue Rise in Third Quarter

At a public gathering at Calvary Episcopal Church last week, the city’s Housing and Community Development director Robert Lipscomb lamented the pervasiveness of poverty in Memphis.

Song and Dance

Sue-N-The-Lenders group combines real estate, singing

Collectively, Sue Stinson Turner, Lisa Reid and Amy Linthicum have more than a century’s worth of experience in the real estate and banking industries.

Nike Gets 15 Year $57.8 Million PILOT For Tentative Frayser Expansion

The board of the Memphis and Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine approved Wednesday, Oct. 17, a 15-year payment in lieu of taxes agreement with Nike Tn. Inc. for a $301 million expansion of its Northridge plant in Frayser.

Gay, Transgender City Workers Protected From Discrimination

At the end of a long night at City Hall with a relatively short agenda, Shelby County Commissioner Sidney Chism told Memphis City Council members that their meetings looked like more “fun” than the commission’s meetings.

Vance Plan Could Move to Land Use Control Board

Memphis City Council members recommended Tuesday, Oct. 16, sending a plan to the Land Use Control Board that calls for the revitalization of the Vance Avenue area and leaves the Foote Homes public housing development intact.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Partly Cloudy
Wind: West at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 68%


The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will host the “Lawyers as Problem-Solvers: New Directions. New Voices” conference Thursday, Oct. 18, and Friday, Oct. 19, at the law school, 1 N. Front St. Visit memphis.edu/law for details.

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Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.

Freedom Awards Winners Talk Important Decisions

An audience of several thousand children from several local schools got a glimpse Tuesday, Oct. 16, of just how tentative the decisions that make history and change can be.


Diverse Career Brings Spickler Back to Public Defender’s Office

Upon graduating from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 2000, Josh Spickler took a fortuitous first step into his legal career with the Shelby County’s Office of Public Defender under A C Wharton Jr.


Think Twice Before Pre-Paying A Mortgage

Ray’s Take With savings interest about nil and the stock market still volatile, a lot of people are wondering about paying off their mortgage early. For some, this may be a good idea, as we have all discovered a healthy respect for debt, but for other homeowners, there may be better options for extra cash.

When in Doubt

When I first read James H. Boren’s 1972 classic, “When in Doubt, Mumble,” I thought it was the funniest thing I’d ever read. Forty years later, having read hundreds, maybe dozens, of books purporting to be (a) humorous, and (b) about law, business, government or politics, I still believe Boren’s work is the cream of the crop.


Meningitis Investigation Extends to Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – The Arkansas Department of Health says some products manufactured by a Massachusetts company whose steroid products are linked to a meningitis outbreak were shipped to Arkansas.

Mississippi Consumers Notified of E-Book Settlement

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Officials say they're sending out notices to Mississippi residents who might have overpaid for e-books and are eligible for a share of a nationwide settlement.


Bank of America Says Housing has ‘Begun to Turn'

NEW YORK (AP) – For banks, mortgage-making kept profits humming before the financial crisis, then blackened reputations and stamped out earnings when the crisis hit.

After Pandit, a Smaller Citigroup Could Get Smaller Yet

NEW YORK (AP) – The incredible shrinking bank may have to shrink more.


Armstrong Steps Down as Livestrong Chairman

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity and Nike severed ties with him as fallout from the doping scandal swirling around the famed cyclist escalated Wednesday.

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