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VOL. 121 | NO. 237 | Friday, December 8, 2006

Potential Home Run

Civil Rights Game strikes chord in Redbirds founder

As a youth in Memphis in the 1950s and 1960s, Redbirds founder Dean Jernigan enjoyed watching baseball games at the former Russwood Park on Union Avenue.

Competition From Other States Killed Village Roadshow Deal, Insiders Say

In "Happy Feet," Village Roadshow's computer-animated feature that's topped the box office charts since opening three weeks ago, an emperor penguin named Memphis has a familiar Southern drawl and woos his mate with a rendition of "Heartbreak Hotel."

AGAPE's Oxford Has Let Leaps Of Faith Guide Her Career, Life Path

Linda Oxford knows that over the years people have made fun of her career path. She knows exactly why they've done it, and wouldn't have it any other way.

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EVENTS

The Center City Commission's W/MBE (Women and Minority Business Enterprise) committee offers "Real Estate Development Deal Clinic" today from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southwest Tennessee Community College Jess Parrish Library. The two-day course will teach aspiring real estate developers how to test the financial feasibility of proposed development projects. The fee for the course is $160 and includes all training materials. Pre-registration is required. Call Jerome Rubin, manager of diversity outreach, at 575-0581 or visit www.downtownmemphis.com for more information.

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Confessions of a Wal-Mart Shopper

Some people are Macy's shoppers. Some people are Target shoppers. I, on the other hand, am a Wal-Mart shopper.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 52 374 8,123
MORTGAGES 52 433 9,632
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 22 103 1,461
BUILDING PERMITS 218 906 17,513
BANKRUPTCIES 45 252 5,658
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 143 3,091
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 24 152 3,402
MARRIAGE LICENSES 38 158 1,846

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