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VOL. 125 | NO. 47 | Wednesday, March 10, 2010

UPDATE: Psychologist With Ford Connection To Plead Guilty

Instead of picking a jury Monday in Memphis federal court, attorneys in the case of Dr. Roger Morgan are set to hear him plead guilty.

Realtor Seeks Injunction Against MAAR's Attempt to Block MLS Access

A dispute brewing over a realty firm’s organizational structure – and potentially jeopardizing its future – was kicked up a notch Wednesday when the company filed an injunction against the Memphis Area Association of Realtors.

U.S. Slow to Establish Implant Registry

Medicare could save as much as a $1 billion a year by tracking the failure rates of orthopedic implants and using that information to lower the incidence of revision surgeries – if the country had a system for collecting the data.

Visible School Puts Faith In Christian Music

Amid an industry in a tailspin, the Visible School in Memphis has put its faith in Christian music.

Fairgrounds Work Gets Greenlight From Council

Demolition work at The Fairgrounds resumes now that the Memphis City Council has greenlighted the idea of a “great lawn” off East Parkway.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

The Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will meet today at 11:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Terrance Fluker of the U.S. Census Bureau will speak. The luncheon is free for members, $25 for nonmembers and $15 for students. For more information, call 7549035.

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Bartlett Business Expo Set For Thursday

The 12th Annual Bartlett Business Expo Thursday will offer savvy shoppers the opportunity to look for special promotions, obtain free samples and try their luck at winning prizes.

Noel Becomes ABA Delegate From Tennessee

Randall D. Noel has been elected as the Tennessee delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.

Chen’s Leadership Brings Immediate Boost to MSO

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra (MSO) announced the selection of its new music director in late February, a move that raised the group’s spirits and potentially its financial prospects.

CCC Seeks Management Company For Front Street Garage

Center City Commission officials are reviewing bids from companies interested in managing the roughly 425-space parking garage at 85 N. Front St.

Financial System Braces for CRE Loan Melee

As if the economy wasn’t in enough trouble, thousands of companies swimming in debt will see their commercial real estate loans reset in the coming years.

STATEWIDE

Tenn. Federal Judge Won't Dismiss Jaw Injury Cases

NASHVILLE, Tenn., (AP) - A federal judge refused to dismiss 40 lawsuits against a Swedish-based pharmaceutical company accused of failing to warn patients that two of its drugs can cause severe jaw deterioration.

Tenn. General Fund Collections Fall $44M Short

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - General fund tax collections missed projections by about $44 million in January.

Certification Helps Tenn. Inmates Ending Sentences

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Testing that verifies state prison inmates have job skills as they complete their sentences is aimed at keeping them from returning behind bars.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Tenn. Bill Would Stamp Income Tax Unconstitutional

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The sponsor of a measure that would declare an income tax and payroll tax unconstitutional in Tennessee says it's necessary because of the poor state of the economy.

Mattea Urges Lawmakers to Curb Mountaintop Mining

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Opponents of mountaintop removal coal mining are drawing on some star power to make their case for banning the practice in Tennessee.

REGIONAL

Iberiabank Clears $329 Million in Stock Sale

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Regional banking company Iberiabank Corp. says it received $329 million from a public offering of just under 6 million shares of its common stock.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Job Openings Up Sharply in January to 2.7M

WASHINGTON (AP) – Job openings rose sharply earlier this year, evidence that employers are slowly ramping up hiring.

Airlines Improve On-Time Performance

DALLAS (AP) - U.S. airlines had their best January in four years when it comes to arriving on time.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Jobless Aid Measure Clears Senate Hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) - Legislation to give additional months of unemployment benefits to people who have been out of a job for more than half a year has won key GOP support that means it will soon pass the Senate.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 73 155 19,728
MORTGAGES 95 170 23,084
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 4 11 8,315
BUILDING PERMITS 200 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 50 122 13,226
BUSINESS LICENSES 14 23 6,160
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 52 13,048
MARRIAGE LICENSES 28 58 4,900

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