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VOL. 122 | NO. 240 | Tuesday, December 18, 2007

' ... And to All a Good Life'

ALS chapter makes sure patients' families get their X-mas wishes

Every parent would like to get at least one special Christmas gift for their children, whether it's an iPod, MP3 player, computer or digital camera. You know - that one item the kids can brag about when they go back to school after winter break.

Grace Development Couples Preservation With Infill

A local company is putting a different twist on infill development by building new homes on a 1.3-acre East Memphis parcel while keeping the property's existing 1928 home in place.

Downtown Doc Buys Former Bank on Madison

72 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38103, Sale Amount: $550,000 -
A Memphis doctor has bought a 6,495-square-foot office building built in 1955 and plans to renovate it in the next two years. Dr. Albert Bean, who practices emergency medicine at Methodist University Hospital, said he is not sure whether the three-story building with a basement will be a mixed-use or single-family property.

Jefferson's Delinquent Taxes Attributed to Busy Work Life

The revelation last week that Memphis City Attorney Elbert Jefferson Jr. owes delinquent city and county property taxes and has been sued in Shelby County Chancery Court several times by the city in recent years over missed tax payments might have seemed a bit ironic.

First United Methodist Unveils New Building Plan

First United Methodist Church has announced its plans for a new building design.

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EVENTS

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon in Ballroom B of the Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Lunch is $18 per person and reservations are required. This week's topic is the Liberty Bowl program. Contact Taylor Hughes at 526-1318 or taylor@memphisrotary.com.

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Panel: State Tax Collections Could Fall up to $240M Short

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee tax collections could miss projections by nearly a quarter billion dollars by the time the budget year ends in June, the State Funding Board said Friday.

Former Councilman Ordered to Prison Show-Up Order

MEMPHIS (AP) - A former city councilman and longtime political activist is to begin his latest stretch behind bars at a federal prison in Alabama next month.

Index of Homebuilder Sentiment Stuck at Record Low for Third-Straight Month

WASHINGTON (AP) - A December reading of U.S. homebuilders' sentiment remained at a record low for the third straight month.

Greenspan Calls for Cash Infusion to Help Struggling Homeowners

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, suggested Sunday that a tax break or other government financial help for homeowners facing the mortgage crunch would be the best political fix for the economy.

Administration Reports Benefit Shortfall Totals $45 Trillion Over Next 75 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is promising $45 trillion more than it can deliver on Social Security, Medicare and other benefit programs.

Catron Sentenced to 18 Months Probation, Eight Months of Electronic Monitoring

Catron pleaded guilty in 2003 to a “criminal information” accusing him of defrauding the clerk’s office. A criminal information is a legal procedure in which a defendant is charged and pleads guilty simultaneously.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 393 21,159
MORTGAGES 94 424 24,785
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 173 1,010 43,347
BANKRUPTCIES 52 292 14,194
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 90 6,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 167 13,678
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 89 5,158

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