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VOL. 122 | NO. 84 | Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Acclaimed Speaker, Writer, Fund-Raiser to Headline ANE Conference Thursday

In one of her Q&A columns in the Grassroots Funding Journal, noted fund-raising expert Kim Klein says people give money when they're asked. Even so, she adds, asking doesn't always guarantee a donation.

Commercial Investors Continue Spending Megabucks In Memphis

Out-of-towners visit Memphis daily to spend money in the city's hotels, restaurants and shops. They come to see ducks at The Peabody Hotel, stroll Beale Street and pay homage to Elvis Presley with a trip to Graceland.

Sushi, Beer on the Menu After Rhodes Renovates 'Lynx Lair'

2000 N. Parkway, Memphis, TN 38112, Permit Cost: $1.1 million -
Renovations to the Lynx Lair dining area in Rhodes College's Bryan Campus Life Center (BCLC), the building that also houses Rhodes' athletic facilities.

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EVENTS

St. Francis Hospital will host a luncheon for Memphis-area business leaders to discuss hospital quality ratings today at 11:30 a.m. in the St. Catherine's Room at St. Francis, 5959 Park Ave.

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Lakeland Plans Future Growth One Green Light at a Time

The growth management director for the city of Lakeland arguably has been living up to that job title more than ever these days. When J Higbee walked into his office in Lakeland City Hall last Monday, about a dozen new development projects already were waiting to be approved.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 86 374 7,749
MORTGAGES 89 414 9,199
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 9 52 1,358
BUILDING PERMITS 197 1,007 16,607
BANKRUPTCIES 45 279 5,406
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 154 2,948
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 139 3,250
MARRIAGE LICENSES 30 128 1,688

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