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VOL. 125 | NO. 251 | Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Housing Endured Bumpy Ride in 2010

As the 2010 housing market seemed to get worse with every monthly report, local real estate professionals adjusted their routines to cope.

Parking Push

CCC’s ‘Park and Play’ to demystify Downtown parking

Whenever people decide they want to eat some of the home-cooking fare at Downtown’s old-fashioned Little Tea Shop, one of the first questions owner Suhair Lauck says she gets asked on the phone is, “Where can we park?”

Funds Needed to Upgrade Theater Wireless

Due to a congressional ruling, Theatre Memphis is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to replace $30,000 worth of wireless microphones and related equipment.

Timing An Issue in Schools Standoff

The schools standoff that has followed the metro consolidation charter debate is proving to be more a creature of timing than that campaign ever was.

Arts Access’ Hester Recognized by Arts Organizations

When Lisa Hester needs guidance for the task at hand, she looks to one source – Star Trek.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
36.0°F
Fair
Wind: from the North at 13.8 gusting to 26.5 mph
Humidity: 67%

EVENTS

The Memphis Bar Association will present a Last-Minute “Buy the Hour” seminar Dec. 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. at Calvary Church, 102 N. Second St. The seminar is worth six hours of CLE credit. For a full list of sessions or to register, call 527-3573 or visit www.memphisbar.org.

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‘New Day’ at Downtown’s One Commerce

Downtown Memphis got an early Christmas present in the form of ownership of One Commerce Square officially changing hands in the wake of Pinnacle Airlines Corp. signing a lease at the tower earlier this month.

Collierville Office Building Sells for $1.3M in Foreclosure

472 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN 38017, Sale Amount: $1.3 million -
First Citizens National Bank has bought a low-rise office building at 472 W. Poplar Ave. in Collierville at a foreclosure sale. The sale was due to Loyal Featherstone Realtors Inc.’s default on a $1.6 million loan. First Citizens paid $1.3 million for the property.

Pride Builds Employee Motivation

My friend Kateri lived in Boston in 2004 when the Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals to win the World Series. It was pandemonium that night, and the rejoicing didn’t stop there. There’s just nothing like seeing the headlines the day after your team wins.

STATEWIDE

Tenn. Docs Get Big Money From Drug Makers

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee doctors say there's no self-interest in the drugs they prescribe despite a recent analysis showing the large amount of money they've receive from drug makers over the last couple of years for consulting work, travel and speaking engagements.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Baby Boomers Near 65 With Retirements in Jeopardy

CHICAGO (AP) – Through a combination of procrastination and bad timing, many baby boomers are facing a personal finance disaster just as they're hoping to retire.

Insurance Giant AIG Gets $3B in Facilities

NEW YORK (AP) – Insurance giant AIG is taking yet another step on its road to recovery, obtaining $3 billion in credit facilities.

NATIONAL POLITICS

New Tax Law Packed With Obscure Business Tax Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) – The massive new tax bill signed into law by President Barack Obama is filled with all kinds of holiday stocking stuffers for businesses: tax breaks for producing TV shows, grants for putting up windmills, rum subsidies for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 155 19,728
MORTGAGES 0 170 23,084
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 48 8,352
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 0 122 13,226
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 23 6,160
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 85 13,080
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 58 4,900

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