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VOL. 121 | NO. 109 | Wednesday, May 24, 2006

FORECLOSURES UP 17 PERCENT

Trend appears to correlate with '05 bankruptcy law

Valerie Smothers has worked hard all her life. Never married, she's worked full-time while serving as a foster parent to children who were neglected, abused or unwanted by their biological families. And now she has to care for her mother, who has Parkinson's disease.

National, Local Small Businesses Hit Hard on Health Coverage Front

As managing partner of Mid-South Marking Systems, Rick Summers makes critical business decisions every day. But one such decision had nothing to do with the bar code/RFID systems integrations his company has performed since 1981.

Retired Commercial Appeal Editor to Head Children's Museum Board of Trustees

Angus McEachran has been elected president of the board of trustees at The Children's Museum of Memphis, 2525 Central Ave. He has served on the board since 2003. McEachran is the retired editor and president of The Commercial Appeal. He also has served on the boards of the Memphis Riverfront Development Corp., the Scripps Howard Foundation and Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA).

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EVENTS

The Memphis Regional Chamber presents chamber orientation today from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at 22 N. Front St., Suite 200. The orientation session offers new and existing members an inside look at programs and services designed to benefit member firms. Contact Sally Minor Cook at 543-3546 or scook@memphischamber.com for details.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 119 482 10,051
MORTGAGES 119 497 11,811
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 29 82 1,716
BUILDING PERMITS 268 1,056 21,366
BANKRUPTCIES 50 263 6,700
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 151 3,584
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 172 4,155
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 111 2,290

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