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VOL. 121 | NO. 215 | Friday, November 3, 2006

'Hello, Sunshine'

New solar panel campaign seeks to boost use in area homes

The song "Why Does the Sun Shine?" popularly covered by alternative rock band They Might Be Giants, gives a basic rundown of the huge sphere at the center of our universe:

Self-Proclaimed Watchdog Takes Minority Business Council to Task Over its Funding

As president and chief executive officer of the Mid-South Minority Business Council Inc., Luke Yancy III earns a salary of more than $116,000 a year and has a 14-member board stacked with influential business leaders.

Washington Post Veteran Discusses Role in U of M's Journalism Program

As an 8-year-old boy growing up in New York City, Bob Levey caught the newspaper bug early. He would ride the subway and devour the newspapers that had been left behind by commuters.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
60.0°F
Fair
Wind: South at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 72%

EVENTS

Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance LLC hosts a "Driven to Success" workshop Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2670 Union Ave. Ext., Ste. 200. Business adviser Tim Brady will lead the workshop. Attendees will learn how to rethink their business expenses, plan a mobile office and determine a break-even point across the board. Call 800-292-8072 to register.

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Ford, Corker - Gag Me With a Fork

Is it just me, or has the red-hot race between Harold Ford Jr. and Bob Corker devolved into the catty brawl of a couple of tenth-grade girls - complete with name-calling, pinching and at least a figurative form of hair-pulling?

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 72 296 17,839
MORTGAGES 83 360 20,786
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 161 671 36,487
BANKRUPTCIES 46 192 11,874
BUSINESS LICENSES 16 96 5,656
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 175 12,208
MARRIAGE LICENSES 32 92 4,449

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