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VOL. 123 | NO. 96 | Thursday, May 15, 2008

Corporations Vital to Shelby Farms

A New York-based design firm soon will reinvigorate Shelby Farms Park by creating a new master plan for the 4,500-acre area, but local companies have been busy this spring adding their own touches to the park.

Judicial Commission Role Expands, Report Shows

It will be 10 years this October since the first judicial commissioners were appointed to better screen suspects arrested and taken to the Shelby County jail. The commissioner positions were created to help ease jail overcrowding by releasing those awaiting trial who aren’t violent and are not a risk to flee while awaiting court appearances.

Jurors Get Closer Look At Ford Recordings

Jurors in the federal corruption trial of former Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Sr. got their first look Wednesday at recordings of Ford taking money from the government’s informant in the case.

115 Union Project Seeks Youth Appeal

Not everyone who wants to live in Downtown Memphis can afford to pay the six- or seven-figure sum that goes with owning a condominium.

Inflation Pressures Ease Despite Food Price Jump

WASHINGTON (AP) – Inflation pressures eased a bit in April despite the biggest jump in food prices in 18 years.

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EVENTS

Women on the Move will host “Daiquiris and Daisies” today at 5:30 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., ninth floor. Admission is $50 per person. All proceeds will benefit Girls Inc. To buy tickets, call 684-1010.

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DataDot Technology Could Change Property Protection

Property-related crimes in Shelby County seem to be down this year, according to a report recently issued by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department. The same goes in the city, as Memphis Police Director Larry Godwin has said that so far this year, overall crime in the city is down 7 percent.

Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz’s Galloway Excited to Help Those in Need

Kimberly Galloway is the newest addition to Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz PLC, joining the firm’s Memphis office as an associate in its auto/workers’ compensation litigation group.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 209 209 16,401
MORTGAGES 252 252 18,937
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 393 393 33,519
BANKRUPTCIES 124 124 10,861
BUSINESS LICENSES 57 57 5,255
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 102 102 11,446
MARRIAGE LICENSES 70 70 3,937

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