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VOL. 125 | NO. 58 | Thursday, March 25, 2010

UPDATE: Gibbons To Talk Friday About "Status" of Gov. Race

Shelby County District Attorney General Bill Gibbons has scheduled two press conferences for Friday “to offer a significant update on the status of his gubernatorial campaign.”

Three Killed in Helicopter Crash

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A medical helicopter crashed in western Tennessee early Thursday and state officials confirmed three crew members were killed.

GTx CEO Addresses Ipsen Partnership

The chief executive officer of GTx has learned a thing or two about partnerships as the Memphis-based biopharmaceutical company has struggled for profitability.

Baptist-DeSoto a Beacon for Nursing

The 11-story Baptist Memorial Hospital-Desoto may tower over Southaven, but its nurses are grounded in the community they serve.

Brown Recalls 50 Years At Glankler Brown

R. Grattan Brown, a member of the law firm Glankler Brown PLLC, marked an important moment in his career earlier this month when he notched 50 years at the Memphis firm that bears his name.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
83.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: Southwest at 8.1 mph
Humidity: 72%

EVENTS

Methodist Hospice will host the Hospice Foundation of America’s 17th annual “Living with Grief” teleconference today from noon to 3 p.m. at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital-Medical Auditorium, 50 N. Dunlap St. The conference will focus on cancer and end-of-life care. For more information or to register, call Lettie Blundon at 516-1744.

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Open House Push To Close Out Tax Credit

The countdown is on for the homebuyers tax credit.

First Horizon Put on Notice by SEC Group

The staff of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has sent a Wells notice to two subsidiaries of First Horizon National Corp., the Memphis-based parent of First Tennessee Bank, and a company executive.

Noel Named ABA’s Tennessee Delegate

Randall D. Noel of Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC has been selected to serve as the Tennessee delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.

Wharton Gives Council Hints of Budget to Come

Before he gives the Memphis City Council the budget numbers next month, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. decided to give the council members a look at his philosophy for governing.

Hearing Held on Tenn. Warrants in Palin Hacking Case

KNOXVILLE (AP) – A man accused of hacking the personal e-mail of former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin attended a Wednesday court hearing on his motion to block prosecutors from using some Internet provider records at an April 20 trial.

New Home Sales Drop 2.2 Percent in February

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sales of new homes fell unexpectedly to the lowest level on record in February as stormy winter weather kept buyers on the sidelines. The weak results make clear the difficulties facing the housing industry as it tries to recover from the worst slump in decades.

Bill Would Honor Isaac Hayes With Section of I-40

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A proposal to honor legendary soul singer Isaac Hayes by renaming a stretch of Interstate 40 is advancing in the House.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Democrat McMillan Throws Lighthearted Jab at Wamp

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kim McMillan wants Republican rival Zach Wamp to learn a lesson about extemporaneous speaking.

STATEWIDE

Nonprofit: Repeal of Foster Care Law a Victory

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A nonprofit group that sued Tennessee over a law that caps how much the state will pay for foster care says the repeal of that provision in the legislature is a huge victory for children.

Local Outbreaks of Swine Flu Still Possible

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee health officials say there may continue to be local outbreaks of swine flu for weeks or months.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

New Home Sales Hit a Low; Durable Goods Orders Up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of new homes fell unexpectedly to their lowest point on record in February, in part because stormy winter weather kept buyers away. The results pointed to the U.S. housing industry's struggle to rebound from the worst slump in decades.

More Than 1 Million Baby Slings Recalled

WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 1 million baby slings made by Infantino were recalled Wednesday after claims linking them to three infant deaths.

Reading Scores Hold Steady on Nationwide Test

Reading scores for fourth- and eighth-grade students held mostly steady last year, continuing a stubborn trend of minimal improvement across most racial, economic and geographic groups.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 80 401 13,843
MORTGAGES 99 439 16,005
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 19 63 2,202
BUILDING PERMITS 233 998 28,755
BANKRUPTCIES 49 276 8,926
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 136 4,701
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 23 141 5,534
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 88 2,982

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