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VOL. 123 | NO. 77 | Friday, April 18, 2008

Crime Center Might Not be Crystal Ball, But Close Enough

Memphis Police raised the curtain this week on the Real Time Crime Center (RTCC) that goes online in late May or early June.

Victorian Village Stakeholders Look To Reshape Park

The six-acre park at Poplar Avenue and Manassas Street has two basketball courts, two playground areas, a medium-size pavilion - and a bad reputation.

Ray of Hope Offered Through Man Up Mentoring

Mike Arnold didn't have to wonder who or where his father was when he was a little boy. Arnold said he was a fortunate child, one who grew up with his father in the home, doing the things boys do with their dads such as playing catch or just having those conversations only a dad and son can have.

Earth Day Event To Promote Green Living

Environmentalists believe "every day is Earth Day," but they also understand that the period leading up to April 22 - when the actual Earth Day takes place - is the most convenient time to promote green initiatives and lifestyles to the public.

Being a Real Pro Is a State Of Mind, Johnson Says

University of Memphis Athletic Director R.C. Johnson admits the attention Tigers athletics gets is out of proportion to what it probably deserves given other nonsports accomplishments at the university.

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EVENTS

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host "An Inside Look at Corporate Funding" today from 9 a.m. to noon at the Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave. For more information or to register, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or adeberry@npexcellence.org.

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Assessment Figures Show Larger Tax Base

Shelby County's tax base got a little larger over the past year, according to certified property assessment figures prepared this week.

FBI Sees Surge in Mortgage Fraud Investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) - FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday described a "tremendous surge" in mortgage fraud investigations that he said has diverted agents from other cases and is expected to keep growing.

Bill Sought to Open Up Judicial Selection Meetings

NASHVILLE (AP) - Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen's proposal to bar the Judicial Selection Commission from meeting in private has likely failed this session.

Bill Seeking Informed Consent Before an Abortion Fails

NASHVILLE (AP) - A legislative proposal to require informed consent before an abortion has failed this session and will be studied over the summer.

Bredesen Signs Resolution Rejecting Ga. Border Commission

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen has signed into a law a legislative resolution to reject participation in a boundary commission proposed by Georgia lawmakers.

Bill to Require Recording Interrogations Stalls

NASHVILLE (AP) - Legislation that would require recording interrogations of suspects in custody by law enforcement for criminal cases has stalled in the Senate.

GOP Fails to Add English Requirement to Unrelated House Bill

NASHVILLE (AP) - House Republicans failed Thursday in an attempt to attach a proposal to allow employers to require workers to speak English to an unrelated bill about sewage systems.

Lawmakers Seek More Study on Nursing Home Damage Limits

NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to put caps on damages from malpractice lawsuits against nursing homes is headed to a study committee, meaning it likely won't pass this session.

Regions Financial Upgraded by Analyst Based on Valuation

NEW YORK (AP) - A Citi Investment Research analyst upgraded Regions Financial Corp. Thursday based on the regional bank's valuation.

Freddie Mac to Buy Up to $15B in Higher Value Mortgages

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mortgage finance company Freddie Mac said Thursday it would buy up to $15 billion in home loans for higher-priced properties, using new flexibility granted by Congress earlier this year.

Investment Firms Pull Back on Borrowing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Big Wall Street investment companies are pulling back on their borrowing from the Federal Reserve's emergency lending program.

Fed Official Sees Credit-Card Regulations by Year's End

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones/AP) - A Federal Reserve official said Thursday that she expects final credit-card regulations aimed at protecting consumers to be rolled out by year's end.

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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 0 231 13,335
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
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