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VOL. 123 | NO. 69 | Tuesday, April 8, 2008

While Most Q1 Biz Licenses Down, Hickory Hill Area's Up 14 Percent

Despite the negative news surrounding the Hickory Hill area since a tornado struck there in February, business owners still seem to view it as a good place to have a business.

Rasberry Lobbies To Build On 'Underground' Lot

To longtime Memphians, the lot on the northeast corner of McLean Boulevard and Cowden Avenue is known as the "underground house" because of its architecture. That's even though the strikingly modern house surrounded by mounds and bushes and shrubs has been just a memory for two years and counting.

Brinkley Heights Ministries To Expand Academy

3277 Macon Road, Memphis, TN 38122, Permit Cost: $2.4 million -
Brinkley Heights Ministries Inc., which is affiliated with Brinkley Heights Baptist Church, applied for a $2.4 million permit in March to expand its school for at-risk children, Brinkley Heights Urban Academy.

Shootout Event To Host Hoops Hopefuls From Across the U.S.

Local high school basketball standouts Ray Parks, Marvin Brown and Samson Carter will take to the court Saturday night at FedExForum.

Course Owned By Timberlake To Go Green

First, they saved it from the auction block last fall. Now, an ownership group that includes entertainer Justin Timberlake is seeking to transform a 303-acre golf course property south of Millington into a facility built to design standards unmatched in Tennessee and in few places elsewhere in the world.

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EVENTS

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. The speaker will be the Rev. Jim Lawson. Cost is $18 at the door. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes, 526-1318 or taylor@memphisrotary.org.

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Leatherwood Launches Campaign, Jabs at Blackburn

It doesn't take long these days before political figures of all stripes go from talking politics to sweating economics.

Recession-Speak: Hospital Workers, Teachers Should be OK, But Housing, Auto Layoffs Expected to be High

WASHINGTON (AP) - Hospitals, schools and the assembly line at an airplane factory look like pretty good places to be with a recession looming and unemployment rising. Construction workers, real estate agents and auto workers aren't expected to fare as well.

Even Some Popular Bills Likely to Fail In Tough Budget Year

NASHVILLE (AP) - Even in good years, lawmakers don't like to hear their proposals have been placed "behind the budget."

County Layoffs Being Discussed

A large and potentially painful round of layoffs is on the horizon for Shelby County government.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 82 82 19,655
MORTGAGES 75 75 22,989
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 7 7 8,311
BUILDING PERMITS 138 138 40,167
BANKRUPTCIES 72 72 13,176
BUSINESS LICENSES 9 9 6,146
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 52 52 13,048
MARRIAGE LICENSES 30 30 4,872

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