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VOL. 126 | NO. 81 | Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Event Planners Brace for Rising River, Outdoors Inc. Race Permanently Canceled

It’s not the rain here. It’s the rain going into the Mississippi River north of Memphis that is the cause for concern as the Memphis In May International Festival prepares to kick off this weekend.

Shopping Soundtrack

Laurelwood begins Thursday night concert series

With the general consumer mood stuck somewhere between grim and cost-conscious, mall owners can’t always rely on window displays and signs that herald bargains to drive traffic to their tenants.

Deal Appears In Sight For Davis-Kidd

An eleventh-hour bid to keep Davis-Kidd Booksellers open appears to have been successful.

Election Commission to Change

The five-member Shelby County Election Commission will have three new faces by May or June as well as a new chairman.

Delta Reports $318M First-Quarter Loss

Delta Air Lines Inc. announced a $318 million loss for the first three months of 2011.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
41.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: Northwest at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 62%

EVENTS

The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the Germantown Business Expo and Power Breakfast Tuesday. The breakfast will begin at 7:15 a.m. at The Great Hall & Conference Center, 1900 S. Germantown Road. The business expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. For more information or registration, call 755-1200.

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Pinnacle Notes New Expenses for First Quarter

Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines Corp. announced Tuesday the regional air carrier would take a $5.8 million hit when it reports its first quarter earnings next week.

ServiceMaster Sells TruGreen LandCare to Aurora

ServiceMaster Co. Monday announced it is selling its commercial landscaping business, TruGreen LandCare, to Aurora Resurgence Group.

Attorneys Silent as Schools Mediation Begins

The silence begins. All sides in the schools consolidation lawsuit met briefly Monday morning in Memphis federal court days after U.S. District Court Judge Hardy Mays appointed a mediator for the case.

Despite Opposition, Solana Moves Forward

Despite neighborhood opposition and zoning hurdles, a new Germantown senior living facility promises a unique concept and dozens of amenities.

Haslam Marks 100 Days as Gov.

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam marked his first 100 days in office on Monday, and the Republican says he is looking forward to the end of the legislative session as his administration’s next major benchmark.

State Systems Celebrates 25 Years

State Systems Inc., along with the company president Bob McBride, has experienced explosive growth and seen many changes within the protective services industry in the Mid-South over the past quarter of a century. The company celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

Madison Bike Lane Debate Heats Up

More than 60 business owners along the Midtown leg of Madison Avenue are coalescing around the idea of something other than a dedicated bicycle lane in both directions on the street.

$39 Million Permit Filed For UTHSC Research Lab

71 S. Manassas St., Memphis, TN 38103, Permit Amount: $39 million -
A $39 million building permit application has been filed for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for 71 S. Manassas St.

Feeding Wolves

Here’s a story that has been floating around for years. One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said:

Do You Tell the Computer Or Does It Tell You?

My college roommate worked at a distribution company. Every other month, his supervisor rearranged the warehouse. He moved parts from one aisle to another. “Management calls it chaos,” he said. “I call it job security.”

STATE LEGISLATURE

Haslam, Ramsey Line Up Against Guns on Campus

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam and Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey are working against a bill to allow faculty and staff to carry guns on the campuses of Tennessee's public universities.

Tenn. Tea Partier Admits to Angering GOP Lawmaker

NASHVILLE (AP) – An East Tennessee tea partier says his comment prompted a Republican lawmaker to remove him and others from his office over a contentious anti-terrorism bill.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Got Groceries? Wal-Mart Testing Home Delivery

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP)Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Saturday that it is testing home grocery delivery in San Jose, Calif., as the world's largest retailer ratchets up competition with online retailer Amazon.com Inc.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Ill Housing Markets Trump Ideology for Many in GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) – Shutting down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should fit seamlessly into the Republican drive to shrink government. After all, keeping the ailing mortgage giants afloat has cost taxpayers $150 billion and many in both parties want private lenders to finance a bigger share of the nation's $11.3 trillion residential mortgage market.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 46 229 20,995
MORTGAGES 74 248 24,609
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 27 8,637
BUILDING PERMITS 478 837 43,174
BANKRUPTCIES 61 177 14,079
BUSINESS LICENSES 12 58 6,459
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 29 114 13,625
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 67 5,136

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