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VOL. 121 | NO. 211 | Friday, October 27, 2006

In Pursuit of L.I.F.E.

Despite everyday struggles, plans are afoot to combat problems for low-income families

Editor's Note: The following stories comprise the second part of a special series on the state of children in Memphis and Shelby County. To read yesterday's pieces, visit www.memphisdailynews.com.

CCC Looks to Children's Needs Downtown

With the shadow of the castle-like Tennessee Brewery behind them, a small crowd of people relaxed on a recent early evening in Downtown Memphis.

Snowden Principal Brings it Home For Memphis City Schools

A string of carjackings has been taking place on the campuses of some city schools lately, with the latest on Oct. 20 at Overton High School on Lanier Lane.

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EVENTS

The Memphis Advertising Federation offers "Marketing Tips from the Pros: A Seminar for Non-Profits" Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Ave. Speakers will cover a range of topics from Internet marketing to online donations to communicating with diverse audiences. Cost is $79 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. To register, call Kathy Kelley at 523-2828 or e-mail kkelley@midsouth.rr.com.

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If Children Are Our Future, The Future Needs Some Tweaks

Though Justin Foster grew up in a community that's economically depressed, he decided to do something different with his life - and so far, so good.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 59 232 11,757
MORTGAGES 80 254 13,681
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 19 1,877
BUILDING PERMITS 0 387 24,551
BANKRUPTCIES 58 176 7,649
BUSINESS LICENSES 41 100 4,007
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 84 4,765
MARRIAGE LICENSES 10 48 2,592

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