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VOL. 125 | NO. 253 | Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bar Prez Plans Year of Service

During this month’s annual meeting of the Memphis Bar Association, the gavel was passed to a new president who pushed for his colleagues to take summer interns at their firms.

Apartment Optimism

Outlook positive for multifamily sector

Apartment owners and operators in the Memphis market forecast a bright 2011, boosted by a continued weak homebuying landscape and a lack of new multifamily product coming online within the market.

Menlo Deal Tops Noteworthy Leases

The Daily News in September launched a new weekly column called “Inked” to spotlight Memphis’ commercial leasing landscape.

College Students Travel Abroad for Research, Service

Mid-South college students who have the desire to help impoverished communities in developing countries but who lack the means to travel abroad continue to find opportunities through an innovative program led by Christian Brothers University.

Issues Dominate 2010 Political Headlines

The top two vote getters in the 2010 election year weren’t candidates. They were causes.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
69.0°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: West at 10.4 mph
Humidity: 39%

EVENTS

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

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Johnson Looks to New Year for Young Lawyers Division

At 35, Shon Johnson slips in just under the wire of age acceptance into the Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association. Yet he’s done more than slip in, he’s been elected president of the organization for 2011.

Forget Resolutions, Focus on Vision

Ray’s Take: Tick, tick, tick. The end of yet another year draws close, and you’re possibly beating yourself up for pounds not lost, exercise not taken, teeth not flossed, birthdays not remembered, friends not seen and more.

Overloading Akin to Elbow Licking

Most people cannot lick their elbow.

Timmons Finds Ways to Serve at Frase Protection

Michael Timmons grew up on a farm in rural Illinois.

Time to Cheer the Past Year

Perk up, Memphis.

Career in Fundraising Offers Many Avenues

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part series

STATEWIDE

State Revenue Dept. Increasing Oversight Amid FBI Inquiry

NASHVILLE (AP) – The state Revenue Department is trying to increase oversight amid an FBI inquiry into whether the previous revenue commissioner interfered in the criminal investigations of some business tax cases to pursue confidential civil settlements.

Group Tries to Entice Purchase of Greened-Up Rigs

NASHVILLE (AP) – A Tennessee environmental group is using nearly $5 million in low-interest money from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to encourage the purchase of tractor-trailers that emit less air pollution.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Profs Start Website for Rich to Give Back Tax Cuts

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – Upset the federal government recently extended tax cuts for the rich, three professors at Yale and Cornell universities have created a website that encourages wealthy Americans to give their tax savings to charities and send a political message in the process.

Auto Industry Recalled 20 Million Vehicles in 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) – Automakers recalled about 20 million vehicles in 2010, led by high-profile recalls by Toyota that prompted new scrutiny of the auto industry's safety record.

Dec. 26 Storms Delay $1B in Retail Spending

ATLANTA (AP) – The blizzard that swept through the Northeast on Sunday and Monday delayed $1 billion in retail spending, according to research firm ShopperTrak, but won't derail a holiday shopping season expected to be the best since 2007.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 128 128 17,998
MORTGAGES 155 155 20,990
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 149 149 36,765
BANKRUPTCIES 60 60 11,985
BUSINESS LICENSES 19 19 5,696
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 49 49 12,297
MARRIAGE LICENSES 40 40 4,518

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