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VOL. 122 | NO. 217 | Wednesday, November 14, 2007

On the Radar

Commission to poll voters on changes to county charter

Members of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners want to hear what voters think about the county charter.

Memphis Plays Integral Role in Logistics Future

Peter Ladouceur of Canadian National Railway Co. stood before Memphis' top transportation professionals last week and recalled a famous scene from the movie "The Graduate," in which the lead character is advised to consider a career in "plastics."

Jones Receives Welcome Home Memphis Designation

Crye-Leike affiliate broker C. Lauren Jones was the first Realtor in the Memphis market to receive the Welcome Home Memphis designation when she recently earned the honor.

Thompson Indicted for Extortion and Mail Fraud

A federal grand jury Tuesday indicted former Shelby County Commissioner Bruce Thompson on one count of extortion and three counts of mail fraud.

Peete Sentenced to More Than Four Years in Prison

Former Memphis City Council member Rickey Peete was sentenced to four years and three months in prison this morning for taking bribes to vote for a zoning matter.

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EVENTS

The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will host its monthly luncheon today from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Cost is $25 for nonmembers and free for members. R.S.V.P. by calling 937-5532 or visiting www.sms-midsouth.org.

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Peete Faces Sentencing Today

It was about 18 years ago that former Memphis City Council member Rickey Peete found himself in the same situation he now faces.

Income Gap Between Black and White Families Bigger Than Ever

WASHINGTON (AP) - Decades after the U.S. civil rights movement, the income gap between black and white families has grown, says a new study that tracked the incomes of some 2,300 families for more than 30 years.

Three Firms Chosen To Submit Plans for Shelby Farms

Three national design firms have been selected as finalists to create a master plan for Shelby Farms, park officials announced Tuesday morning at a press conference.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 89 344 19,573
MORTGAGES 110 422 22,914
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 2 8,305 8,305
BUILDING PERMITS 207 838 40,029
BANKRUPTCIES 60 356 13,104
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 194 6,137
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 147 12,996
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 65 4,842

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