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VOL. 123 | NO. 68 | Monday, April 7, 2008

Economic Sting Still Felt

First quarter bankruptcy filings climb 11 percent

A woman and child stop and peruse a display of necklaces inside a Just-A-Buck store that sits in a sprawling retail center along Germantown Parkway. Inexpensive trinkets line the rows of shelves inside.

Regions Employees File Class-Action Complaint

The judges and court clerks who work in the Clifford Davis Odell Horton Federal Building are probably getting used to seeing the same names appear on local banking-related litigation.

Better Bodies Yoga Serves Mind, Body, Soul

Much research has been done linking the health benefits for cancer patients to practicing calming exercises such as yoga. That's why Karen Moss, owner of Better Bodies Yoga, thought it would be a good idea to start an event that would promote wellness and yoga while raising money to go toward helping cancer survivors.

Few Surprises At Filing Deadline

About half of Shelby County's delegation to the Tennessee Legislature won re-election at Thursday's filing deadline for candidates on the Aug. 7 ballot.

Herenton Moves Ahead With 'Doctoral Thesis' On Schools

Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton served notice last week that he is putting a lot of work and political capital into his coming plan for changing the Memphis City Schools.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
87.0°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: North at 16.1 mph
Humidity: 48%

EVENTS

The Engineers' Club of Memphis Inc. will meet today at noon at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The cost is $12 and no reservations are required. Joseph M. Spain, Tennessee regional manager at Contech Bridge Solutions, will speak about "Prefabricated Bridge Solutions."

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Two Bellevue Blvd. Motels Declared Nuisances

Two of the motels shut down six weeks ago as part of an undercover sting dubbed "Operation Heartbreak Hotel" may be allowed to open in the future, though they were declared to be public nuisances.

Employers Chopped 80K Jobs in March; Jobless Rate Rose to 5.1 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - Employers buffeted by talk of recession slashed 80,000 jobs in March, the most in five years and the third straight month of losses.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 79 396 11,921
MORTGAGES 90 443 13,870
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 10 70 1,928
BUILDING PERMITS 191 975 25,139
BANKRUPTCIES 56 289 7,762
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 184 4,083
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 22 166 4,847
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 81 2,625

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