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VOL. 126 | NO. 68 | Thursday, April 7, 2011

TN Supreme Court Hears Priest Case

The Tennessee Supreme Court is in Jackson, Tenn., Thursday to hear a Memphis civil case involving allegations of child sexual abuse by a Catholic priest that could change the criteria for hearing such claims.

From Old to New

Real estate veteran focused on selling forgotten warehouses

This year marks Gene Woods’ 40th year of marketing industrial properties in the Memphis area for Colliers International.

Millington Breaks Ground on Veterans Parkway Extension

Millington leaders broke ground Thursday on the long-awaited $26 million extension of Veterans Parkway.

Shelby Farms Unveils New Playground

Wild songbirds provided the music for a springtime scene straight out of a fairy tale, as Snow White – illuminated in sunshine and surrounded by blossoming trees – read a story to a wide-eyed little girl seated at her side.

MLGW Unveils Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division officials Wednesday unveiled a set of 69 proposed sites for stations to charge electric vehicles.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
32.0°F
Fair
Wind: North at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 75%

EVENTS

The Mid-South Area Business Travelers Association will meet Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, 6120 Poplar Ave. Laurie Rusin will present “Road Warrior Packing and Travel Secrets Revealed.” To register, visit www.msabta.org.

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Shlaes Takes Stance Against New Deal-Type Recovery

Most people have either played against or can envision the worst kind of “Monopoly” player.

City Reviews Budget Options

The Wharton administration has $22.7 million of anticipated red ink going into the new fiscal year that begins July 1.

Mum’s the Word on Wharton’s Involvement in Schools

If there will be talks to settle the schools consolidation lawsuit out of court, they will probably be conducted out of the public spotlight as much as possible and Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. probably will be the circumspect moderator.

Artists Seek Breakout Hit at Marathon Session

Spending two days in a room with strangers may sound like existential drama to some people.

Family Law, Service to Profession Fuel Brackin’s Fire

Lucie Brackin is a family lawyer at The Landers Firm PLLC, a Memphis-based law firm that focuses on family law with a strong concentration on dispute resolution as an alternative to litigation.

Is Blood Thicker Than Money?

Ray’s Take: With the continued economic pressure on many families, it’s easy to get into a financial jam. When that happens, family members often turn to relatives for help, and that could be you.

LOL at OED’s ‘New’ Initialisms

Never let it be said that the Oxford English Dictionary staff are unaware that some people want to mark themselves as – well, what would the word be?

STATE LEGISLATURE

Haslam Boosts Commissioners' Salaries

NASHVILLE (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is paying his department heads significantly more than their counterparts made in the administration of the former Democratic governor.

House Committee Delays Vote on School ID Bill

NASHVILLE (AP) – The House State and Local Government Committee has delayed for a week a vote on a bill that attempts to identify the number of illegal immigrant children in the state's public schools.

Voter Photo ID Bill Advances in House

NASHVILLE (AP) – The House State and Local Government Committee has passed a bill requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Dish's Blockbuster Buy May Mean Brand's Survival

NEW YORK (AP)Dish Network Corp.'s agreement to buy Blockbuster Inc.'s assets out of bankruptcy could keep the movie-rental chain and its blue-and-gold logo from disappearing.

Unemployment Falls in Three-Quarters of US Cities

WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates are falling in most metro areas across the country, suggesting that recent nationwide gains in hiring are widespread and not limited to a few healthy regions.

Slow Start to Spring Projected for Retailers

NEW YORK (AP) – A late Easter, lingering cold weather and rising gas prices are squeezing discretionary spending this spring, according to data being released Wednesday.

NATIONAL POLITICS

No Deal Yet as Possible Government Shutdown Looms

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate's second ranking Democrat said Wednesday that negotiators on the budget are making progress but that conservative GOP policy prescriptions remain obstacles as they scramble to avert a government shutdown this weekend.

Obama Says Little Short-Term Help for Gas Prices

FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) – Pitching the promise of energy independence, President Barack Obama cautioned Wednesday that it's going to be tough to transition from America's oil-dependent economy and acknowledged there's little he can do to lower gas prices over the short term.

Obama Says Shutdown Would Hurt Families, Economy

FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) – President Barack Obama is warning that a government shutdown would hurt typical families and halt the recovery of the American economy.

GOP Plan to Cut Top Tax Rate Short on Details

WASHINGTON (AP) – With an ambitious plan that's short on details, House Republicans are calling for big cuts in corporate and individual income tax rates, financed by eliminating scores of credits, deductions and exemptions, many enjoyed by millions of taxpayers.

New Tenn. Ed Chief Quiet on Teacher Bargaining Rights

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Newly sworn Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman is staying on the sidelines of a contentious proposal to curb teachers’ collective bargaining rights in Tennessee.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 78 307 21,073
MORTGAGES 82 330 24,691
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 66 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 0 837 43,174
BANKRUPTCIES 63 240 14,142
BUSINESS LICENSES 17 75 6,476
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 25 139 13,650
MARRIAGE LICENSES 10 77 5,146

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