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VOL. 122 | NO. 231 | Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Billboard Regulations Punted to Incoming Council Members

Whether they'll have more success reaching consensus remains to be seen

When a Memphis City Council committee voted recently to put off a discussion on updating the city's outdated, loophole-filled sign and billboard ordinance, it was perhaps a reminder of the following: Some things never change.

Tarr Works Toward Solidifying InMotion's Emphasis on Collaboration

Dick Tarr recently enjoyed a leisurely dinner with William Mihalko, a young orthopedic surgeon from the University of Virginia. Tarr was more than a host - he was also selling Mihalko on the idea of moving to Memphis.

Crye-Leike's Cohn Earns GRI Designation

Earlier this year, Cohn received the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation from the National Association of Realtors

While U of M-Area TIF Passes, It's Still a Bone of Contention

Shelby County Commissioners this week put in place the final piece of the structure for a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) plan for the University of Memphis area.

Fayette Developers Hold Breath as First Phase of New Subdivision Comes Online

The plat has been recorded and the first two builders have signed on. Now the developers of Oakland Cross Creek need the housing market to rebound after a dismal year.

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EVENTS

The Mid-South Real Estate Investors Association Inc. will meet today from 10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Al Chymia Shrine Temple, 5770 Shelby Oaks Drive. Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr. will be the featured speaker. For registration, call 458-2600 or e-mail info@midsouthreia.org.

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Dunn's Book Details GOP Comeback in Tenn.

Book signings can be similar to political events, with a lot of handshaking, posing for pictures, signing autographs, usually a brief talk - and money is involved.

Medical Device Manufacturers Could Benefit from Suit Against Medtronic

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a case that could give Medtronic Inc. and other medical device makers greater protection from multimillion-dollar product liability lawsuits.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 393 21,159
MORTGAGES 94 424 24,785
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 173 1,010 43,347
BANKRUPTCIES 52 292 14,194
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 90 6,491
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 167 13,678
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 89 5,158

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