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VOL. 125 | NO. 211 | Friday, October 29, 2010

Early Vote Turnout Tops 100K, Charter Annexation Clause in Doubt

Shelby County early voting turnout topped 100,000 in advance of the Nov. 2 election day.

High Note

U of M’s Scheidt music school commemorates 10 years

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the University of Memphis’ Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music has planned a concert that will blow the roof off, assuming the walls don’t burst at the seams first.

MED Eyes Dallas Hospital as Example

Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell said Thursday his top priority is appointing a board for The MED that will help the publicly owned hospital build a stronger foundation.

Omni Visions Deal Headlines Leasing Activity

Omni Visions Inc. recently signed a new lease at Kirby Gate Business Campus, 2725 Kirby Parkway, for 3,523 square feet.

Memphis Booster Perl Joins Glankler Brown

It surely says something about labor attorney and Memphis booster Arnold Perl when his move to a new law firm in the city prompts what almost could be viewed as a sigh of relief from no less than Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.

Local Weather
Memphis, TN
Wind: Northwest at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 79%


The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. The meeting will include a costume contest. For more information, visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com.

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Wright Medical Sales, Earnings Rise

Arlington-based Wright Medical Group Inc. on Thursday said it had sales of $121.7 million during its third quarter, a 3 percent increase over the same period a year ago.

New Fest Looks to Inspire Memphians to Make Green Choices

Going green isn’t an individual proposition. It takes individuals to get the process started, but it’s only when those individuals morph into a wider, collective whole that their efforts begin to make a real environmental impact.

Lokion Celebrates 10 Years With ‘10x10’ Music Gift

From offices at 88 Union Ave., high atop Downtown Memphis and overlooking the Mississippi River, Megan Jones feels on top of the world.

What Remains: Grab Bag of Charter Provisions

Writing a government charter isn’t simply creating a new government out of thin air. In drafting the consolidation charter on the Nov. 2 ballot, the Metro Charter Commission had to weigh the impact of state law, court rulings on state law and the Tennessee constitution as well as what exists now.

Swearengen Ware Faces Council Suspension

For the fifth time in the Memphis City Council’s 42-year history, one of its sitting members has been charged with felony misconduct.

Pohlman ‘Called’ to Give Back to Industry, Community

The new president-elect of the American Council of Engineering Cos. of Tennessee is honored to move to the helm of the statewide professional group.

Housing History Needs an Update

We have the key to history. Open the doors.

Marketing an Organization: Creating Your Case

Editor’s Note: Part One of a Two-Part Series


Foreclosure Activity Up Across Most US Metro Areas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The foreclosure crisis intensified across a majority of large U.S. metropolitan areas this summer, with Chicago and Seattle — cities outside of the states that have shouldered the worst of the housing downturn — seeing a sharp increase in foreclosure warnings.


AP Survey: Painfully Slow Economic Gains Into 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) – The job market and the economy will improve only slightly next year, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists whose outlook for 2011 has dimmed over the past three months.

Unemployment Claims Drop Sharply to 434K

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, the second drop in a row and a hopeful sign the job market could be improving.

Mortgage Rates Rise to 4.23 pct., Near Record Low

WASHINGTON (AP) – Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages rose slightly this week to an average of 4.23 percent, just above the lowest level in decades.

GM Moves to Shore Up Finances Ahead of Stock Sale

DETROIT (AP)General Motors Co. has moved to strengthen its finances ahead of an initial public stock sale, announcing plans on Thursday to cut debt and pension obligations by $11 billion.

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