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VOL. 122 | NO. 241 | Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Thompson Trial Set for March 31

Former Shelby County Commissioner Bruce Thompson's pending corruption trial appears to be on a fast track. U.S. District Jon P. McCalla this week set a March 31 trial date on the charges of extortion and mail fraud.

Baptist Footprint Grows Ever Larger Downtown

When the 19-story Baptist Medical Center was imploded two years ago, it marked the departure of Baptist Memorial Hospital from Downtown, at least in the minds of many.

Harmon Receives Pro Bono Award

Whitney Harmon, an attorney at Glankler Brown PLLC, has received the first Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award.

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

Darrell Catron, a former employee of the Juvenile Court Clerk's office, was sentenced to 18 months' probation Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Jon P. McCalla.

Scalia Lives Up To Peppery Persona During Memphis Visit

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a group of Memphis lawyers and judges Monday that he doubts he would be confirmed by the U.S. Senate if nominated for the high court today.

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EVENTS

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold an Alliance Member Orientation today from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the alliance, 606 S. Mendenhall Road, Suite 108. Admission is free. For additional information, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or adeberry@npexcellence.org.

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Commission Remains Tight-Lipped About Pyramid

Shelby County commissioners weren't in the mood this week to say much about the new proposal to turn The Pyramid into a theme park. The $250 million Pyramid Adventure theme park idea that includes surrounding riverfront development got good reviews last week before commissioners.

Churchwell's Former Equipment Business on Elvis Presley Could be Replaced

New plans have been filed for a property on Elvis Presley Boulevard where businessman Dennis Churchwell was granted a special-use permit to operate his equipment business.

Fed Endorses Plan to Curb Shady Home Lending Practices

WASHINGTON (AP) - Activist or cautious regulator? Either way, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appears to be willing to go much further than his predecessor, Alan Greenspan, in cracking down on shady home-lending practices.

Ford, Lee to be Tried Separately on Corruption Charges

U.S. District Judge Hardy Mays ruled late today that City Council member Edmund Ford and former Memphis Light, Gas &Water Division president Joseph Lee will be tried separately on corruption charges.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 0 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 1 232 13,336
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 4,936

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