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VOL. 122 | NO. 247 | Friday, December 28, 2007

Multifamily Properties Mostly Unfazed by Credit Crisis

As residential real estate continued to slump in the third quarter of 2007, the multifamily industry continued to soar, proving that the two industries remain headed in opposite directions at least for now.

Register's Web Site Enhances Scrutiny of Officials' Ethics

A few months ago, each of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners' 13 members scored two season tickets to home football games at the University of Memphis. The tickets, worth $360 a pair, were a gift from the school's marketing department.

Childs-Potter Puts Longtime Fascination To Work In New Marketing Job

Apryl Childs-Potter developed a fascination for the world of advertising when she was only 5 years old.

Changes Likely in Store for Shelby Farms in '08

The year that passes in four days has been one of change for Shelby Farms. The coming year could see even more changes - in how the 4,500-acre park is run to actual changes in its landscape.

Ford on Bond After Wednesday Arrest

Sir Isaac Ford, the son of former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Sr., is free on $100 bond after his arrest Wednesday in Midtown on drunk driving, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and speeding charges.

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EVENTS

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will hold its FCA Prayer Breakfast today at 7 a.m. at Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Tickets are $80. For more information, call the FCA's Memphis office at 683-3399.

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Kwanzaa Tussle Neutralized in Court

It began as a routine announcement at the end of the last Shelby County Board of Commissioners meeting of 2007.

Cohen Says Raise Lottery Scholarship Size, Don't Lower Standards

NASHVILLE (AP) - The congressman who as a state lawmaker spearheaded the creation of the lottery-funded scholarship program says the General Assembly should focus on increasing the size of the grants instead of lowering qualifying standards.

New Suit Filed Against Morgan Keegan and Others

The number of angry investors who have lost money recently in one or more of a group of Regions Morgan Keegan mutual funds – and who are itching for a legal battle because of it – is growing.

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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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