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VOL. 125 | NO. 55 | Monday, March 22, 2010

Roebuck HQ Sold Back to Bank

The Roebuck Auctions headquarters at 4932 Park Ave. has been sold back to the lender following a foreclosure of the property.

ABRA Expands to Collierville

ABRA Auto Body & Glass will expand its Memphis-area footprint this year by building a $2 million facility at 430 E. Winchester Blvd. in Collierville.

Growth in Mind

SunTrust is poised to move forward this year with an expansion of its 37-branch network in the Memphis area.

Kroc Center Officially Under Way

A five-year dream has become a reality for those who worked tirelessly to raise money and garner support for the multimillion-dollar Kroc Center of Memphis.

Charter Comm. Considers Two New Divisions

The first proposal to reach the Metro Charter Commission for a new consolidated government would create two new divisions – “parks and community enhancement” and “civilian enhancement.”

Local Weather
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EVENTS

James Hutto of Valeo Marketing and Design will offer a five-course series on social media today through Friday at Emerge Memphis, 516 Tennessee St. To register, visit nawbo-workshop.eventbrite.com.

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Rhodes Fights for Neighborhoods With Plough’s Help

Michael Kirby sat at the center of a table with a long list of complaints about specific addresses in the Hollywood-Springdale area and patiently went through them one by one.

Midtown Acupuncturist Reveals Benefits of Therapy

Jessica Puckett said that even in a bad economy, new businesses don’t necessarily have to walk on pins and needles.

St. George’s to Host Education Symposium

St. George’s Independent School has commemorated its 50th anniversary in traditional ways, such as publishing a book on the school’s history and printing posters with the slogan “Celebrating Our Stories, Inspiring Our Tomorrows.”

Perry Nicole Fine Art Set to Close

Perry Nicole Fine Art will close shop at Chickasaw Oaks Village at the end of the month and reopen as David Perry Smith Gallery in Midtown on May 1.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Project Greenway

There’s no doubt 2010 will go down as a watershed year for the Wolf River Greenway, the $28 million, 22-mile nature corridor that traces the Wolf River from Memphis’ eastern border to Downtown.

Green Trails Will Span Ideological, Physical Boundaries

Memphians aren’t ready to let their cars rot in the driveway just yet.

RNC Chair Sounds Off About Year in Politics

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele is predicting a GOP “renaissance” this election year as he travels the country speaking at Lincoln and Reagan Day dinners.

Brooks Exhibit Shows Venice in Transition

In the late 18th century, the city of Venice, Italy, was transforming from a quiet city unaffected by outside influences into a Vegas-like party town. A new exhibition of paintings, etchings and pieces of furniture displays both sides of the transition through the eyes of one of the city’s great artists, Canaletto.

Regional Cuisines Celebrated in Italy's Piedmont

PIEDMONT, Italy – Regional cuisine forms the backbone of Italy's local cultures as much as the local clay that makes its bricks and the stone that builds its thresholds and hearths. Spend a week eating in one of Italy's regions, as I did recently in Piedmont, and you learn something about habits and customs and the culinary glue that holds a population together.

Chiarlo Has Barbera Goodness

Ispent last week in Asti in Piedmont, tasting and evaluating wines for "Barbera Meeting 2010" and visiting wineries all over the province. The emphasis was on red wines made from the barbera grape, of which my colleagues and I tasted 177 over four mornings at the event and another 50 or so in visits to individual properties.

STATEWIDE

Tenn. to Send 10 Buses to Immigration Reform March

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - In his role as a lay minister and translator at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lewisburg, Jose Gomez hears a lot about the problems his fellow Hispanics face.

Vanguard Health Plans to Buy Mich. Hospital System

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Medical Center officials said Friday that plans for the nonprofit hospital system to be purchased by the privately held Vanguard Health Systems Inc. will allow it to maintain its commitment to charitable care and boost investment in its future.

REGIONAL

Miss. Joins Other States in EPA Challenge

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi has joined several other states in filing a challenge to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's finding that greenhouse gases are great enough to threaten public health and should face restrictions.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Credit Scores Can Drop After Getting Loan Help

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some homeowners who sign up for the government's mortgage assistance program are getting a nasty surprise: Lower credit scores.

Boeing Accelerates Production of 747, 777 Models

NEW YORK (AP) - Boeing Co. will speed up production plans for its 777 and 747 models in anticipation of greater demand from commercial airlines.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Bair Says Senate Bill Must be Tweaked

WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday loopholes need to be filled in new Senate legislation to ensure an end to the disastrous "too-big-to-fail" approach that brought the government rushing in to bail out big banks in the financial crisis.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 128 183 20,949
MORTGAGES 130 174 24,535
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 4 27 8,637
BUILDING PERMITS 163 359 42,696
BANKRUPTCIES 61 116 14,018
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 46 6,447
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 29 85 13,596
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 47 5,116

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