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VOL. 123 | NO. 72 | Friday, April 11, 2008

Q1 Mortgage Filings Plunge 30 Percent

Non-commercial mortgages for the first three months of 2008 were down by nearly 30 percent compared to first quarter 2007, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

Wharton's Weekend Budget Pitch Could Include Layoffs

At first, it seemed as though a property tax hike of about 18 cents was almost certainly on the horizon. Now it appears the Shelby County administration is leaning instead toward giving hundreds of county employees their walking papers.

Hobson Uses Musical Talents To Help Healing Process at Le Bonheur

Thomas Hobson, the newly appointed director of Child Life at Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center, gets to use one of his lifelong passions - music - to help children at the hospital feel a little bit more comfortable during their stay at the hospital.

Carlisle 'Comfortable' About Financing One Beale; Tweaks to Design Likely

The developers of One Beale call the location "the best piece of dirt in Memphis" - the southwest corner of Riverside Drive and Beale Street.

Hooks Jr., Other Corruption Cases In Court This Week

Before there was a Tennessee Waltz corruption sting, there was the matter of finding a job for Michael Hooks Jr.

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EVENTS

Lakeside Behavioral Health System will host the 2008 Employee Assistance Program Conference today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the main Lakeside campus, 2911 Brunswick Road in Bartlett. The conference is provided as a service to regional behavioral health professionals at no cost. For more information or to register, call 377-4700, Ext. 267.

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Anderson Confirmed as U.S. District Judge

S. Thomas Anderson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Thursday as the newest U.S. District Court Judge for West Tennessee. Anderson, who replaces U.S. District Court Judge James D. Todd of Jackson, Tenn., was confirmed on a unanimous voice vote in Washington. He was nominated by President George W. Bush in 2007 and has been serving as a U.S. Magistrate Judge since 2003 primarily in Jackson but with a courtroom in the Federal Building in Memphis as well.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 82 82 19,655
MORTGAGES 75 75 22,989
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 7 7 8,311
BUILDING PERMITS 138 138 40,167
BANKRUPTCIES 72 72 13,176
BUSINESS LICENSES 9 9 6,146
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 52 52 13,048
MARRIAGE LICENSES 30 30 4,872

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