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VOL. 122 | NO. 233 | Friday, December 7, 2007

Godwin Claims Officer Suspensions Not Political

The suspension this week of nine Memphis police officers by Police Director Larry Godwin may be a rough sort of welcome for the new head of the Memphis Police Association.

New Lawsuit Could Take Big Bite Out of Big Tax Revenue Generator

The 67-acre property off Germantown Parkway that's home to the Woodchase Apartment complex is one pricey piece of land. Its 2007 property assessment - $12.8 million - was one of the largest in Shelby County.

Orman Reaches Top of Appraisal Profession With National Association Presidency

Mike Orman was practically born to be a real estate appraiser. In 1973, his parents launched a company called Statewide Appraisal Service Inc., and they began grooming their son for the business at an early age.

Charter Commission to Put Term Limits Before Voters

The Memphis Charter Commission will recommend term limits be included in charter changes to be submitted to city voters.

Printing Company Markets Itself With Seminars

Some businesses are becoming more creative as they try to get the word out about their companies and the services they offer. The same is true for department stores.

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EVENTS

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a "Building a Better Board" workshop today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Ave. The event is $75 for Alliance members, free for participants in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence and $115 for nonmembers. For additional information, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or adeberry@npexcellence.org.

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Home Foreclosures Hit Record High In Third Quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) - Home foreclosures shot up to an all-time high in the third quarter, fresh evidence of the problems afflicting distressed homeowners amid the housing meltdown.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 92 345 2,680
MORTGAGES 74 340 3,234
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 18 63 540
BUILDING PERMITS 188 810 5,813
BANKRUPTCIES 41 234 2,013
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 116 1,012
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 129 1,141
MARRIAGE LICENSES 14 66 409

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