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VOL. 121 | NO. 242 | Friday, December 15, 2006

FedEx Subsidiaries Spread Holiday Cheer With Free Tree Shipments

Some troops stationed overseas will not have to miss out on a Christmas tradition this year, thanks to some concerned folks back here at home.

On And On It Goes: Word has it that Thomas Jr. won't show at next council meeting

Federal prosecutors dropped their bombshell a few days before the Memphis City Council met Dec. 5. Criminal complaints implicated two councilmen and a well-connected lobbyist in a money-for-votes scandal that, in at least one instance, apparently benefited wealthy landowner William H. Thomas Jr.

Former MLGW CEO Works on Launching Law Firm

Herman Morris Jr. is in the process of building - or rebuilding - a law practice Downtown. The future of that solo practice could go in several different directions.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
89.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: Variable at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 53%

EVENTS

The Memphis office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center hosts "Developing a Business Plan" today from 10 a.m. to noon at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The $20 seminar will cover how to create a business foundation and identify the status of business finances. For information, call Yolanda Handy at 333-5085.

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Graft and Strippers - and Hope, Oh My!

Memphis might not be the most progressive city in the world, but it's certainly never boring. At least not if you work in the media or keep up with reports.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 90 140 15,764
MORTGAGES 100 162 18,210
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 13 2,418
BUILDING PERMITS 194 315 32,829
BANKRUPTCIES 57 116 10,129
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 50 5,228
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 35 64 6,213
MARRIAGE LICENSES 26 50 3,463

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