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VOL. 124 | NO. 253 | Monday, December 28, 2009

Hub Expansion on Horizon for FedEx

At the FedEx Super Hub, 15,000 employees greet thousands of flights and sort millions of packages each month, making it the heart and soul of the Memphis economy.

CSG Sues Over RMK Losses

A new participant has stepped into the long-running legal fray over why six Morgan Keegan bond funds lost $2 billion between March 2007 and March 2008.

Senior Care Management Solutions Looks to Set Industry Standard

Senior Care Management Solutions Inc. has joined the growing list of personal support agencies that help the elderly and disabled maintain independent living.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

2009 Year In Review

2009 was a year without a script – and plenty of improvising on the political stage.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
54.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Southwest at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 34%

EVENTS

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host “Tours at Two” Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Visitors can take a special tour of the exhibits “Carry Me: Lucite Handbags from the Caryn Scheidt Collection” and “Lichtenstein in Process.” For more information, call 761-5250.

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Lesson From ’09: Keep an Eye On City's Changing Politics

What to make of the year 2009?

Surprise Commission Appointee Lays Out Plans, Goals

Edith C. Moore is the newest member of the Shelby County Commission, which appointed her during its last meeting of the year on Dec. 21.

Buckman to Open 2010 With Exhibit, TU Dance

The Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary’s School is planning to defrost the January cold with the warmth of nature and hot contemporary dance.

Gutierrez Opens Up About Transition From Chez Philippe to Other Venues

Though Jose Gutierrez’ name is Spanish, his French accent could out-charm the great French music hall singer Maurice Chevalier.  

A Holiday Wine Primer For Refined Palates

We deviate from the norm today because New Year’s Eve is chuggin’ ’round the bend, and everyone could use a brief primer on serving sparkling wine – of which immense quantities will be consumed in the next week.

MEMPHIS AREA

Somerville Post Office to be Named after Wilder

SOMERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A bill to rename the Somerville post office after former Tennessee Lt. Gov. John Wilder has cleared its final legislative hurdle by passing the U.S. Senate.

STATEWIDE

Beet Juice to be Used to Clear Tennessee Roads

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Department of Transportation will begin using beet juice this winter to help remove snow and ice from state roads and interstates.

REAL ESTATE

Home's Next Decade: And the Livin' is Easy...

Among designers, retailers and homeowners, there's little consensus on where home decor and design are headed except that the watchword will be "ease."

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 82 82 19,655
MORTGAGES 75 75 22,989
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 7 7 8,311
BUILDING PERMITS 138 138 40,167
BANKRUPTCIES 72 72 13,176
BUSINESS LICENSES 9 9 6,146
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 52 52 13,048
MARRIAGE LICENSES 30 30 4,872

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