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VOL. 125 | NO. 39 | Friday, February 26, 2010

Memphis' Kyle Drops Out of Governor's Race

State Sen. Jim Kyle of Memphis is out of the Democratic primary race for governor.

Center City Commission Selects Firm to Replace Sanford

The Center City Commission board of directors Friday afternoon chose an executive search team to lead the hunt for a replacement for the CCC’s departing president.

MED Leadership Change Almost There

The leadership transition between a temporary contract management company and a permanent chief executive officer at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis is nearing completion.

Carpenter Finds New Creative Life With Latest Venture

Seven months after leaving the advertising agency that bore his name, Doug Carpenter has quietly hung out the shingle for his new venture, Doug Carpenter & Associates.

Debate Over City Elections Continues

For the second time in three years, Memphis voters may be changing the timing of city elections.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
33.0°F
Fair
Wind: Southwest at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 48%

EVENTS

The Memphis Gavel Club will hold a luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Yvonne Madlock, director of the Shelby County Health Department, will speak. For more information, call 754-3569.

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Looking for Trace Evidence

Transportation Security Administration officers Willie Sandifer and Allie Simonds swab a passenger at Memphis International Airport with an Explosive Trace Detection device on Thursday. The TSA announced it is expanding the random use of the technology nationwide as an additional layer of security.

Lee Appointed First Executive Director Of Memphis World Trade Club

For 63 years, the Memphis World Trade Club operated without an executive director, instead relying solely on volunteer officers and board members.

Morgan Keegan Earns Industry Distinctions

Morgan Keegan & Co. since 2006 has almost doubled its number of public finance bankers and has been making a big push into new markets that are hotbeds of municipal bond activity.

MEMPHIS AREA

Officials in Memphis Cracking Down on Drag Racing

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officials in Memphis are cracking down on drag racing in city streets.

STATEWIDE

Outsider Image So Hot Even Ex-Insiders Want It

NEW YORK (AP) - Ask national Republicans to name a model 2010 congressional candidate, and they're likely to mention Stephen Fincher. A 37-year-old farmer and gospel singer from Frog Jump, Tenn., Fincher has raised more than $675,000 in his bid to succeed retiring Democratic Rep. John Tanner.

Tenn. AG Sues Company Over Ads Targeting Hispanics

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against a business alleging -isleading advertising for driver's licenses and other services targeting Hispanic immigrants.

Tourism Helps Tenn. Farms Stay in Business

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - In a tough year for Tennessee's state budget, the departments of tourism and agriculture have found a mutual silver lining: a boomlet in agricultural tourism.

Trustees Mull Tuition Increases for Some Programs

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Tennessee's Board of Trustees is considering tuition increases for some courses at the UT Knoxville campus.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Bill Would Benefit Low-Income Tennesseans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The state Senate has unanimously approved legislation that seeks to help low-income Tennessee residents.

Tenn. Could Include Motorcycles in 'Lemon Law'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal to include motorcycles in the state's "lemon law" for defective vehicles has been unanimously approved by the Senate.

REGIONAL

Ex-Klansman Convicted in '64 Slayings Sues FBI

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A former Ku Klux Klansman convicted in the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers has sued the FBI, claiming the government used a mafia hit man to pistol-whip and intimidate witnesses for information in the case.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Moody's Cuts Nucor's Unsecured Debt Ratings

NEW YORK (AP) - Credit ratings agency Moody's Investors Service downgraded Nucor Corp.'s senior unsecured debt ratings, citing weaker earnings from the steel maker.

Jobless Claims Rise From Weather-Related Factors

WASHINGTON (AP) – New claims for unemployment benefits jumped unexpectedly last week, mostly because state agencies processed a backlog of claims caused by snowstorms the previous week.

Former Madoff Operations Exec Pleads Not Guilty

NEW YORK (AP) - A top aide to Bernard Madoff has made an initial court appearance in New York on charges he helped the convicted swindler cook his books.

Fed Looking Into Insurance Contracts on Greek Debt

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told lawmakers Thursday that the central bank is examining arrangements Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street firms have with Greece involving high-risk financial instruments.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Ford Jr. Gets Tough Reception by NY Gay Group

NEW YORK (AP) - Former Tennessee congressman and potential U.S. Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. got a tough reception while speaking to a gay advocacy group, and tried to explain he no longer opposes gay marriage.

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PROPERTY SALES 90 90 890
MORTGAGES 131 131 1,083
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 24 51 146
BUILDING PERMITS 187 319 1,524
BANKRUPTCIES 38 85 576
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 74 240
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 27 28 365
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