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VOL. 124 | NO. 221 | Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Metro Charter Commission to Choose Chair

The first order of business today will be selecting a leader. It’s become a familiar note in political daily planners these days.

H1N1 Vaccine Now Available for People 24 and Younger

The Memphis and Shelby County Health Department announced Monday afternoon that it will begin giving free vaccines to older children and young adults.

Commission Deadlocked On Next County Mayor

Will Try Again In A Week

Joyce Avery will serve as Shelby County Mayor until Dec. 10.

DA’s Office Changes Domestic Violence Procedures

With a General Sessions domestic violence court now up and running, the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office is changing the way it handles the cases of family and spousal violence.

West’s Parting Shot: Fix UofM Football Or End Program

University of Memphis football coach Tommy West is staying at the helm through the end of the football season later this month.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
79.0°F
Overcast
Wind: Southeast at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 77%

EVENTS

The Memphis Animal Shelter Advisory Board will meet today at 10 a.m. in the second floor conference room of City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will attend.

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Stars Start to Align In Residential Real Estate Market

The first week of November brought a double dose of good news for the beleaguered real estate industry. Not only did Congress extend and expand its first-time homebuyers tax credit, but the most recent local sales report was peppered with positive signs.

Wharton Infuses City Government With Global Ideas

Kerry Hayes’ job title shows how much has changed at 125 N. Main St. since former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton retired this summer and set off a scramble to replace him.

Calvary Noon-Hour Concerts in Full Swing

Driving Downtown for the Calvary & the Arts concert every Wednesday has become an autumn ritual for Skip Daniel.

GTx Releases Earnings Report, Touts Other Drugs

What a difference a week makes.

Wright Medical Buys Arlington Bldg. For Distribution Needs

11481 Gulf Stream Ave., Arlington, TN 38002, Sale Amount: $1.6 Million, -

STATEWIDE

Sundance Film Festival Expanding to Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The annual Sundance Film Festival is expanding to Nashville and seven other cities.

REGIONAL

Beebe Announces Expansion of Workforce Ed. Program

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe says 43 career coaches will be placed in high schools to assist students and thousands of dollars in financial aid will be available under a new workforce education program.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Fed Says Banks Eye Tighter Terms on Credit Cards

WASHINGTON (AP) - Banks expect to tighten terms on credit cards in response to a new law that aims to protect consumers from sudden rate hikes, the Federal Reserve said Monday.

Fed: GMAC to Receive More Bailout Money

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve reported GMAC is the only one of 19 stress-tested banks that needs more capital to withstand a future downturn.

Stocks Jump After G-20 Pledge to Aid Economies

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks jumped to new highs for the year Monday as the dollar extended its slide, boosting prices for commodities including gold and oil. Energy and materials stocks led the market higher.

Auto Supplier Lear Exits Bankruptcy

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - Auto parts maker Lear Corp. emerged Monday from four months in bankruptcy protection, saying it has a healthier balance sheet, less debt and a backlog of new business.

Pfizer Trimming Research Plants after Buying Wyeth

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Less than a month after buying Wyeth, drug giant Pfizer Inc. has mapped out a new structure for its research and development operations.

REAL ESTATE

Tax Credit Decision Could Cost $5.2 Billion

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fannie Mae said Monday it may have to ask the government for more financial assistance because the company cannot sell $5.2 billion in tax credits.

Hotel Rates Down 8.8 Percent This Year

NEW YORK (AP) - Hotel room prices are expected to drop a total of 8.8 percent in 2009 compared to 2008 and will continue creeping down in 2010, though at a much slower rate, according to the 2010 lodging forecast from PricewaterhouseCoopers Hospitality & Leisure Practice.

Court Won’t Hear Case With Conflict Question

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court will not review an $18 million verdict won by a lawyer who served as a co-chairman of the trial judge’s re-election committee.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 87 87 7,836
MORTGAGES 108 108 9,307
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 8 1,366
BUILDING PERMITS 130 130 16,737
BANKRUPTCIES 55 55 5,461
BUSINESS LICENSES 32 32 2,980
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 47 47 3,297
MARRIAGE LICENSES 37 37 1,725

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