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VOL. 125 | NO. 101 | Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Council to Vote on Tiger Lane Contract

Memphis City Council members are scheduled to vote Tuesday on a contract that will start work on Tiger Lane, the seven-acre greenspace at the Mid-South Fairgrounds.

Big Draw

Mall lures visitors with free entertainment

Now showing: Shrek the Third, a kid-friendly flick about a green grouchy ogre voiced by funnyman Mike Myers.

Cotton Leads April’s Slow CRE Numbers

Cotton was king of commercial real estate in April as transactions involving three merchants – a pair of longtime Memphis companies and one area newcomer – represented two of the month’s top sales.

Charter Commission Continues Work on Mayoral Limits

Metro charter commissioners wanted to do more than send a message last week as they set guidelines for the office of metro mayor in a consolidated local government.

Crews Buys Collierville Hampton

1280 W. Poplar Ave., Collierville, TN 38017, Sale Amount: $5.1 Million -
An entity called SGR LLC, whose principal is Jason Crews, has bought the Hampton Inn at 1280 W. Poplar Ave. in Collierville for $5.1 million from Collierville Hotels GP.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
88.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: Variable at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 52%

EVENTS

The American Advertising Federation Memphis will host a free workshop today from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Community Foundation, 1900 Union Ave. The workshop is titled “Research, Aim, Fire: How Research Guides Branding.” A second workshop discussing the future of Memphis will be held at 5:30 p.m. at 3485 Poplar Ave, Suite 245. To register, e-mail info@aafmemphis.org.

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Hitting The Gender Mark

When it comes to marketing, author John Gray is right on the money – “Men are from Mars and Women Are from Venus.” There are significant differences in the way men and women process marketing messages. The better you understand those differences, the more effective your marketing – and return on investment – will be.

Company Helps Baptist Give Eyeglasses to Homeless

Davis Vision has begun providing free eyeglasses to homeless people who receive medical care through Baptist Operation Outreach.

Newspaper’s Labor Union Approves Contract

Contract negotiations between The Commercial Appeal and its employee union that have dragged on for seven years are over for now.

STATEWIDE

Tenn. Lawmakers Work to Reach Budget Consensus

NASHVILLE (AP) – State lawmakers are hoping to reach a consensus this week on a budget plan that will keep the state’s cash reserves strong and also provide assistance to Tennessee flood victims.

REGIONAL

Analysis: Miss. AARP Claims $5M Win in 2010 Session

The Mississippi AARP's foot soldiers have accomplished a notable feat in a tough budget year: they persuaded lawmakers to approve $5 million for programs to benefit the disabled and elderly.

REAL ESTATE

Sales of Previously Owned Homes Jump 7.6 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – Home sales surpassed expectations for April as government incentives provided a temporary boost to the housing market.

HEALTH CARE

Millions of Medicaid Kids Don't Get Medical Exams

MIAMI (AP) - Almost three-quarters of children on Medicaid in nine states are not getting all of their legally required medical, vision and hearing examinations, including immunizations, according to a new government study.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Obama Seeks to Force Votes on Spending Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday is sending legislation to Congress that would allow him to force lawmakers to vote on cutting earmarks and wasteful programs from spending bills.

Landmark Overhauls May Not Help Democrats at Polls

WASHINGTON (AP) - Anxious and angry, Americans are not in a congratulatory mood. That's bad news for President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 312 16,192
MORTGAGES 0 293 18,685
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 655 33,126
BANKRUPTCIES 0 237 10,737
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 112 5,198
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 127 11,344
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 3,867

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