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VOL. 125 | NO. 25 | Monday, February 8, 2010

Adversarial

Attys. suing Wells Fargo to square off against Feibelman

Both sides in the federal lawsuit Memphis and Shelby County have filed against Wells Fargo are beginning to strap on their armor.

Herenton Opens Congressional Bid

Former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton opened his Congressional campaign Saturday afternoon to a crowd of around 300 in East Memphis.

EPA, State Sue City Over Waste Water Discharge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Tennessee are taking the city of Memphis to federal court.

Pinebrook Pointe Gets Speedy Makeover

The new owner of the Pinebrook Pointe Apartments at 3541 Mediterranean Drive didn’t waste any time with plans to rejuvenate the property.

UPDATE: No County Commission Meeting

Today’s meeting of the Shelby County Commission has been cancelled because of the snow.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
52.0°F
Overcast
Wind: Southwest at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 50%

EVENTS

The Center City Commission Search Committee will meet today at 2 p.m. at the CCC office, 114 N. Main St.

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Commission to Carry MED Baton Again Today

Shelby County commissioners approved $10 million for The Regional Medical Center two weeks ago.

Café Eclectic Opens Second Shop in Harbortown

Cafe Eclectic will soon be two-for-two. A second location will open in Harbor Town around the same time the restaurant celebrates its second anniversary on Feb. 25.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

No Room at the Inn

The bed came with a view of a sparkling Mississippi River on a winter day that was about 10 degrees on the warm side of crisp. The trees were bare and no one appeared to be at home near the concrete floodwall that ends just south of The Pyramid.

Unified Approach Needed to Alleviate Homelessness

Part of the problem in our approach to homelessness is we too often frame it in terms of "the homeless."

Bredesen’s Budget Approach in His Own Words

Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen delivered his final state of the state address this month.

Playhouse Debuts With Dark, Funny Search for Meaning

The brand new Playhouse on the Square opened its doors for the first time last week with a “dark and funny” musical about searching for meaning in life. “Pippin,” the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson, took the stage Jan. 29. The show runs through Feb. 21.

Customer Always Right Doesn't Necessarily Apply Here

At the bottom of the menu at Bari Ristorante e Enoteca is printed this sentence: “Every ingredient in every dish makes the dish complete, so we will not make substitutions or exclusions to any dish.”

Don't Forget Glorious Pinot Noir

Isee that I have neglected the pinot noir grape in this column. No more!

STATEWIDE

Tenn., US Child Support Collections Down

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Natalie Conway came to court with a Bible in her purse and a manila folder under her arm.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Wamp Calls Haslam TV Buy Sign of 'Desperation'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp said Friday that fellow Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam's decision to launch television advertisements next week is a sign of the Knoxville mayor's failure to connect with voters.

A Look at Fundraising in Tenn. Governor's Race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Here is a breakdown of key fundraising details for the four main Republican and three main Democratic candidates for Tennessee governor.

REAL ESTATE

National Mortgage Rates Edge Up Slightly

McLEAN, Va. (AP) – Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages rose slightly last week, inching above 5 percent, Freddie Mac said Thursday.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

January Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.7 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – The outlook for jobs remains bleak despite January’s unexpected decline in the U.S. unemployment rate, which fell to 9.7 percent from 10 percent in December.

Consumer Credit Down in Nov. for Record 11th Month

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans borrowed less for an 11th consecutive month in December, paying off credit cards while increasing borrowing for cars and other products.

JPMorgan CEO Dimon Gets $16M Stock Bonus for 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon received a stock bonus valued at nearly $16 million for 2009 after steering the big bank through the aftermath of the financial crisis, the company said Friday.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Banking Regulation Bill Hits Impasse in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Efforts to reach bipartisan agreement on regulations to prevent another financial meltdown have reached an impasse in the Senate Banking Committee and Chairman Christopher Dodd said Friday he will move forward with his version of the bill.

Where is "Tea Party" Heading? Leaves Are Unclear

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The "tea party" activists all agree: Government is too big. Spending is out of control. Individual freedom is at risk. And President Barack Obama's policies are making it all worse.

Brown's Independence Could Face Senate Test

WASHINGTON (AP) - Scott Brown says he's a different kind of Republican, a centrist willing to work with Senate Democrats to fix health care and the ailing economy.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 0 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 1 232 13,336
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 4,936

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