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VOL. 123 | NO. 67 | Friday, April 4, 2008

Hickory Hill Stakeholders Steaming Over Property's Neglect

Atlanta developer Keven R. Patterson made his first attempt to enter the Memphis market four years ago when he and a group of investors, Water Gardens LLC, bought the Marina Cove apartment complex on Winchester Road for $1.6 million.

Butler, Mattila Vie For Trustee Seat

Bob Patterson may not be on the ballot in the Aug. 7 county general election.

40 Years Later: Remembering a Tragedy in Memphis

Editor's Note: Senior reporter Bill Dries remembers where he was 40 years ago today, the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis.

Primaries Heat Up as Filing Deadline Passes

At Thursday’s deadline for candidates to file in the Aug. 7 state and Congressional primaries, no Republicans had filed for the GOP primary.

Application Deadline Nears For Memphis Challenge

Chris Shannon is the third child in his family to be accepted into the Memphis Challenge, a local nonprofit program that seeks talented minority high school juniors and seniors and provides them with opportunities to prepare for college and the working world.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host its seventh annual Dean's Symposium today from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Dr. Marion Dugdale, professor of hematology, and Dr. Gabor Tigyi, professor of physiology, will be featured speakers.

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Lag in Register's Office Underscores Overall Housing Decline

Every time a mortgage is taken out and a home is bought in Shelby County, a small fee gets dropped into the coffers of county government. The office that collects that fee belongs to the Shelby County Register of Deeds.

Judge Authorizes Countrywide Mortgage Probe

PHILADELPHIA (Dow Jones/AP) - A federal judge has authorized an in-depth probe of Countrywide Financial Corp.'s mortgage processing systems by bankruptcy investigators hunting for evidence that the lender systematically abuses borrowers.

Senate Housing Deal Smiles On Builders, Mortgage Cos.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Homebuilders and the mortgage industry are emerging as big victors in a bipartisan agreement reached by Senate leaders on legislation designed to limit the housing crisis.

Tigers Ready to Pounce On UCLA, Final Four History

When the University of Memphis Tigers play UCLA in the first semifinal game of Saturday's Final Four, it won't be the first meeting between the two schools. That came in 1973, when the Bruins defeated the Tigers 87-66 in the national championship game.

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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 1 232 13,336
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 4,936

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