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VOL. 122 | NO. 204 | Friday, October 26, 2007

On the Cheap

Memphis housing ranked most affordable

Memphis has climbed to the top of another national list, but this one has nothing to do with crime or bankruptcy.

Voter-Approved Tax Hikes Added to Charter Commission Considerations

Retired electrical engineer and self-styled public watchdog Joe Saino has added another proposal to the grab bag of suggested amendments and tweaks being considered by the Memphis Charter Commission.

Moskey Runs the Long Road To Raise Money for Cancer Research

When it comes to contributing money to charitable causes, some people wait for their employer to encourage involvement through sign-up sheets posted in the break room or a mass e-mail to be sent recruiting them to volunteer for the next run/walk event.

Herenton Outlines Priorities At Chamber Event

Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton told members of the Memphis Regional Chamber Thursday that he is "going to let it all hang out" in his fifth term as mayor.

Ethics Ordinance Continues At Commission Forefront

They never received their free tickets to University of Memphis football games and the university doesn't offer freebies for basketball games.

Local Weather
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Humidity: 52%

EVENTS

The Memphis Advertising Federation will hold its annual seminar with workshops to help nonprofit organizations with marketing communications, public relations and advertising today from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. Registration is $95 at the door, including breakfast and lunch. Contact Sally Baker-Brenner at adfed1@memphisadfed.org or at 748-8889 to register.

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Decision Could Allow More Officials To Meet in Secret

NASHVILLE (AP) - A panel tasked with improving the state's open meetings laws has recommended that more government business be allowed to be discussed behind closed doors.

La. Woman Indicted for Issuing Construction Bonds, Projects Included Memphis Hotel

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal grand jury brought a 15-count indictment Thursday against a woman who sold construction bonds in several states, including Tennessee, after she was barred from the insurance business.

Bank of America Plans to Exit Consumer Mortgage Wholesale Business by 2008

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - In addition to scaling back its investment banking operations, Bank of America Corp. is exiting the wholesale mortgage business and eliminating about 700 jobs, bank officials said Thursday.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 98 238 15,862
MORTGAGES 122 284 18,332
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 13 34 2,439
BUILDING PERMITS 137 452 32,966
BANKRUPTCIES 62 178 10,191
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 73 5,251
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 92 6,240
MARRIAGE LICENSES 13 63 3,476

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