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VOL. 124 | NO. 206 | Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Morris Confirmed As City Atty.

Five Confirmed by Council To Metro Charter Commission

Memphis Mayor elect A C Wharton Jr. was put to the test by Memphis City Council members before he even takes office.

Q3 Biz Permit Dip Not as Steep

Recession casualties in the business sector could be easing, according to the most recent numbers for privilege licenses in the greater Memphis area.

City Mayoral Transition Yields Crowded To-Do List

Memphis Mayor-elect A C Wharton Jr. will be appointing a new city attorney once he takes office next week.

Homebuilders Work Toward Much Greener Mentality

A Memphis company last week forged an important milestone for the sustainable building movement when the National Association of Home Builders certified the 500th home in the U.S. through the organization’s National Green Building Program.

Saddle Creek Lands High-End Women’s Clothing Store

Anthropologie, a high-end retailer of apparel and other items, is coming to The Shops of Saddle Creek in Germantown.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
86.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: Southwest at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 67%

EVENTS

In-Synk will host a live telecast of Jim Collin’s keynote address at the Gazelles/Fortune Small Business Growth Summit today at 8 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., Suite 909. Collins is author of “Good to Great” and will discuss his latest discoveries in studying small- and mid-sized companies that have thrived. Cost is $75. To register, visit in-synkcollinstelecast.eventbrite.com or call 276-0200.

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Council to Tease out Snarls Surrounding Lee Case

The city of Memphis, under Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery, has hired a private attorney to recoup settlement money the city paid this summer to the former head of the city-owned utility company.

Airport Authority Files Permit For Parking Garage, Rental Car Facility

2491 Winchester Road, Memphis, TN 38116, Permit Amount: $135 Million -
The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority has filed a $135 million building permit for its new parking garage and rental car facility slated to be built in front of Memphis International Airport where the existing parking structure sits.

Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet today at 3:30 p.m. in Council Chambers on the first floor of City Hall. Among the items to be heard today include a resolution approving a new residence hall on Barksdale Street for Memphis College of Art students. For the complete agenda, click the icon.

STATEWIDE

Less West Nile Virus Detected in Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - There was less West Nile Virus this year in Tennessee compared to 2008, and unusually cool weather in July and August is probably the reason, a state health expert said Monday.

East, West Tenn. Roads Included in Scenic Byways

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Two Tennessee roads have been designated National Scenic Byways.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Bernanke Urges US to Cut Budget Deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke called Monday for the United States to whittle down its record-high budget deficits and for countries like China to get their consumers to spend more.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Commodities Resume Climb as Dollar Weakens

NEW YORK (AP) - Another drop in the dollar is lifting prices for gold, oil and other commodities.

Obama Looking at All Options for Creating Jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is considering all options to create jobs, including another stimulus package, while trying to pull the economy out of a deep recession and deal with a record deficit, White House advisers said Sunday.

Gannett Ad Sales Still Dropping Despite Q3 Profit

NEW YORK (AP) - Net income at Gannett Co. fell 53 percent in the third quarter as the nation's largest newspaper publisher endured another big decline in ad revenue.

Greenville, S.C., Publisher Elected SNPA President

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Steve Brandt, president and publisher of The Greenville (S.C.) News, was elected president of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association during the SNPA's annual convention Monday.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 83 223 16,103
MORTGAGES 62 207 18,599
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 323 32,794
BANKRUPTCIES 66 187 10,687
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 86 5,172
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 90 11,307
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 75 3,848

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