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VOL. 126 | NO. 211 | Friday, October 28, 2011

Methodist, West Clinic Form Alliance

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and The West Clinic have joined forces to create a comprehensive, fully integrated cancer service.

International Paper Reports Strong Q3

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

Scaring up Support

Volunteers, community get behind Youth Villages at haunted house

Each Halloween season, Mid-South thrill seekers dare to enter the Hauntedweb of Horrors at 700 N. Germantown Parkway expecting a good scare, but they might be surprised to learn the identities of some of the volunteers behind the scary masks and gory makeup.

Nissan North America Renews Lease In SE Shelby

Nissan North America Inc. has renewed its 413,000-square-foot lease in Southeast Shelby County.

Schools Planning Group Maps Path

The schools consolidation planning commission will probably hire a consultant sometime next month and the group should begin making the first decisions on what a consolidated school system looks like early next year.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
47.0°F
Fair
Wind: Northwest at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 44%

EVENTS

The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday, Oct. 28, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250.For more information, call 212-7424.

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CSA Concerns Dominate Trucking Expo

Much of the talk at the second annual Memphis Trucking Expo earlier this month at Agricenter International involved three initials: C-S-A.

Trustee Renews Effort to Collect City Taxes

It’s starting to become a rite of passage for whoever gets the job of Shelby County trustee. David Lenoir is now the fourth trustee since 2004 to make an offer to the city of Memphis for the county office to perform tax collection duties now handled for the city by the Texas law firm Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson LLP.

Trends, Schools Impact Topics for Chandler Q3 Update

As real estate professionals gather next week to take a look at the latest numbers, they’ll not only learn about local residential and commercial trends, but also be brought up to speed about the potential effect that the schools consolidation could have on real estate.

Theater Veteran Roberts Takes Helm of Ostranders

Lindsey Roberts was recently selected to be coordinator of the Ostrander Awards, the city’s annual theater awards ceremony.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Welcome To The World

7 LBS., 3 OZ., AND A TON OF PROMISE. She looks like me. She looks like her other grandfather. And both grandmothers. And her parents. And both aunts. And a little like Buddha, a lot like Winston Churchill, and a bit like Mike Tyson. And she’s the most beautiful thing I’ve seen since her daddy was born and her aunt before him.

Financial Health for Nonprofits – Part 3

Part three of a four-part series. Fundraising and budgeting have people and money at their core. In this series we have been talking with Carol Cantwell, founder of Fun with Financials about budgeting and nonprofit organizations. Carol has a degree in economics and has worked with nonprofit organizations in the area of financial management for 19 years. She also has a sense of humor – a must in these times!

STATEWIDE

Some College Students Feel Targeted by TN Voter ID

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's new voter identification law allows most state and federally issued IDs to be used to vote, including work IDs issued to the faculty and staff of state-run colleges. But the student IDs issued at those same schools are specifically prohibited.

REGIONAL

Voter ID Proposal on Mississippi Ballot Nov. 8

KOSCIUSKO, Miss. (AP) — Mississippians will decide Nov. 8 whether voters should be required to show government-issued photo identification before casting ballots.

NSTB Agrees to Hearing on Miss. Railway Closure

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The National Surface Transportation Board has agreed to hold a public hearing in Mississippi on a proposal to abandon 83 miles of track from Grenada to Canton.

Miss. College Costs Below US Average

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The cost of college continues to escalate in Mississippi.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Economy Grew 2.5 Pct. in Q3 as Consumers Rebound

WASHINGTON (AP) — A summer of modest economic growth is helping dispel lingering fears that another recession might be near. Whether the strength can be sustained, though, is far from clear.

Stocks Surge on European Debt Deal, GDP Growth

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks soared Thursday after European leaders agreed on a deal to slash Greece's debt load and prevent the debt crisis there from engulfing larger countries like Italy. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 350 points and the Standard & Poor's 500 index is on track for its best monthly performance since 1974.

NATIONAL POLITICS

State Issues Can be Tricky for Presidential Field

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mitt Romney gingerly distanced himself from a labor issue on the Ohio ballot one day. The next, he embraced the initiative "110 percent."

REAL ESTATE

Rate on 30-Year Fixed Mortgage Falls to 4.10 Pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage was nearly unchanged for a second straight week after rising from a record low.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 115 270 19,843
MORTGAGES 141 311 23,225
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 23 71 8,375
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 74 196 13,300
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 48 6,185
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 40 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 73 4,915

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