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VOL. 126 | NO. 210 | Thursday, October 27, 2011

International Paper Posts 'Strong' 3rd Quarter

Memphis-based International Paper Co. reported net earnings of $518 million or $1.19 per share for the third quarter of 2011.

Still Kicking Ice

Mississippi RiverKings celebrate 20 years of hockey

Through name, league and venue changes, the Mississippi RiverKings are still skating, and the minor league hockey team is celebrating 20 years in the Mid-South.

Donald Continues ‘Marvelous Journey’

Some federal judges and even state judges use the word “isolation” to describe the experience of becoming a judge, especially if they had been politically active before coming to the bench.

Civil Rights Museum Kicks Off Capital Campaign

As he became governor of Tennessee in January, Bill Haslam encountered first-hand the drawing power and the dilemma of the National Civil Rights Museum.

School Board Takes Steps Back, Forward

The two public school systems in Shelby County used the same team to evaluate charter school applications this week in the first joint proposal the Memphis City and Shelby County School systems have brought to the board for approval.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
89.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: East at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 42%

EVENTS

Hutchison School will host an Upper School Visitor Day for girls entering grades nine through 12 in the fall of 2012 Thursday, Oct. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hutchison, 1740 Ridgeway Road. For more information, call 762-6672 or visit www.hutchisonschool.org.

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Celebrities to Sling Cocktails for CLC

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr., television personality and former professional wrestler Jerry Lawler, and longtime Fox 13 news anchor Mearl Purvis are among the celebrity bartenders who’ll serve up cocktails Thursday, Oct. 27, at Strut Memphis, a benefit for the Community Legal Center.

Midtown Site in Flux as Neil’s Plans Move

After nearly 20 years, prominent Midtown restaurant and entertainment venue Neil’s Bar is on the hunt for a new home.

Dunlap Finds Good Match With Apperson Crump

John Dunlap’s career path – from the time he got his law degree from Vanderbilt University in the 1960s to his recently becoming an of-counsel member at Apperson Crump PLC in Memphis – did not always follow a straight line.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Crossword Champ Crowned

LITTLE ROCK – Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. Oh, what a beautiful morning! The sun rose brightly over the eastern edge of the city, its beams shimmering on the Arkansas River and reflecting off the edges of the Clinton Presidential Library. For those who’d made the trip to Sturgis Hall for the fifth annual Clinton School Puzzle Festival, a touristy atmosphere was the order of the day.

A Primer for Seeking Capital as a Start-Up

Start-up entrepreneurs that come up with the next world-changing investment strategy or widget are always faced with the difficult challenge of raising the initial capital needed just to get the idea off the ground.

STATEWIDE

TVA Unveils Revamped Energy Efficiency Website

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority has unveiled a redesigned website for tips and information about how consumers can conserve energy whether at home, at a business or in an industry.

REGIONAL

Poll: Economy Top Concern of Arkansans

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A new poll from the University of Arkansas says two-thirds of respondents view the economy as the most important issue facing the state — and three-quarters of those polled believe the state is headed in the right direction.

Ark. Gov.: I'll 'Probably' Back Fellow Dem. Obama

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday that he doesn't expect President Barack Obama to win Arkansas' six electoral votes and said he'll "probably" vote for his fellow Democrat in next year's election.

Jobless Rate Up Slightly in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's unemployment rate rose six-tenths of a percent in September to 10.6 percent, from August, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Norfolk Southern Q3 Profit, Revenue Rise

DALLAS (AP) — Freight railroad Norfolk Southern says third-quarter profit rose 24 percent on higher rates.

Stocks End Higher on Reports of Help for Europe

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing higher following reports that China will come to the aid of Europe by investing in a financial rescue fund.

Study: Rich Get a Lot Richer, Outpace Middle Class

WASHINGTON (AP) — The richest 1 percent of Americans have been getting far richer over the last three decades while the middle class and poor have seen their after-tax household income only crawl up in comparison, according to a government study.

REAL ESTATE

Poll: Many Boomers Expect to Retire Where They Are

Editor's Note: The latest installment in a joint AP-APME project examining the aging of the baby boomers and the impact that this so-called silver tsunami will have on the communities in which they live.

New-Home Sales Tick Up as Builders Slash Prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes rose in September after four straight monthly declines, largely because builders cut their prices in the face of depressed demand.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 209 209 16,401
MORTGAGES 252 252 18,937
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 393 393 33,519
BANKRUPTCIES 124 124 10,861
BUSINESS LICENSES 57 57 5,255
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 102 102 11,446
MARRIAGE LICENSES 70 70 3,937

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