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VOL. 120 | NO. 74 | Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Part of Memphis Union Mission to Move East

New facility on Gillespie Road funded in part by charitable trust

Thirty-five-year-old Melinda came to the Memphis Union Mission's Women's Care Center bound in handcuffs and leg shackles a little more than two and a half years ago.

New Specialty Store in Midtown Sells Everything From Squid-Ink Pasta to Raspberry Linguini

If you're looking for some of the freshest pasta in town, look no further. Valenza Pasta creates handmade dishes using family recipes that date back five generations for an authentic Northern Italian experience.

Jones and Colleagues Receive LEED Accreditation from Green Building Council

Michael Grey Jones, Chris Root and Karen Cauthen have received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation. Jones is an architect for Johnson Bailey Henderson NcNeel Architects, and Root and Cauthen are architectural interns. Created by the U.S. Green Building Council, the LEED Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.

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EVENTS

The Small Business Chamber presents a Chamber in Action (CIA) meeting Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Regions Bank, 6200 Poplar Ave. New member orientation begins at 4:30 p.m. Complimentary light refreshments will be served. Call 259-1093 or visit www.smallbusinesschamber.com for more information.

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New Law Is Learning Experience For Bankruptcy Courts

Change isn't always easy, especially when it comes in the form of a 500-plus page bankruptcy act that took five different Congresses nearly 10 years to pass.

Bankruptcy: A Continuing Struggle

The Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Tennessee is facing a great deal of change and so are the thousands of debtors who file cases with the court each year. The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 caused a dash to the courts prior to its October enactment, but since that fall rush, filings have declined sharply in the Memphis area as debtors struggle to understand changes to the code and area attorneys and financial educators struggle to help them.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 92 280 9,849
MORTGAGES 105 287 11,601
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 11 39 1,673
BUILDING PERMITS 247 575 20,885
BANKRUPTCIES 44 163 6,600
BUSINESS LICENSES 38 90 3,529
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 109 4,092
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 79 2,258

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