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VOL. 119 | NO. 181 | Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Ad Industry Waits Out Debate on Drug Ads

Legislators call for review of direct-to-consumer ad regulations

The first direct-to-consumer drug advertisement appeared in 1983 when Boots Pharmaceutical ran a print advertisement for Rufin, a drug containing ibuprofen. Since then, the direct-to-consumer advertising pool has swelled, and some argue a deluge of advertisements combined with what they believe are lax regulations have the market spinning out of control.

Huffman's Exudes Midtown Flair in Suburban Setting

There aren't many places in Cordova where customers can see live music, hear a philosophy discussion, catch a dinner theater performance and enjoy a hot cup of Joe. But at Huffman's Deli Cafe, which celebrates its two-year anniversary in December, patrons find all of that and more.

Armstrong Allen Names New Litigation Practice Chair

Armstrong Allen attorney James F. Arthur III was named litigation practice group chairman for the firm. Arthur replaces Lucian Pera, who has served as litigation practice chairman for the past several years.

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EVENTS

The Kiwanis Club of Memphis meets at noon today in the Skyway at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Newly installed Lieutenant Gov. Chuck Strong inducts the 2005-2006 officers and board of directors. Contact Harold D. Dickson at 227-4125.

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PROPERTY SALES 115 270 19,843
MORTGAGES 141 311 23,225
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 35 83 8,387
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BANKRUPTCIES 74 196 13,300
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