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VOL. 122 | NO. 101 | Friday, June 1, 2007

Quest for Greatness at Heart of Magna Name Change

Inspiration can come from anywhere, and for Magna Bank president and CEO Bill Menkel it came in the form of a book.

Thompson Teeters on Presidential Edge

In a generally favorable profile of former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson that ran in the May 20 edition of The Washington Post, Liz Garrigan wrote that she once compared the lawmaker's appearance to that of the "Star Trek" character Worf.

Operation Safe Community Exec Looks to Reduce Memphis Crime

Linda Miller was an East Memphis housewife in the late 1970s when she unexpectedly began a career in criminal justice. She was handpicked in 1979 by then-Gov. Lamar Alexander to serve as a citizen appointee on the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole.

COMEC to Raise Money and Awareness With Sunday Treasure Hunt

Searching for a missing child is no laughing matter. It's easy to imagine that for people involved in a search - family, volunteer workers and law enforcement officials - passing moments can seem like hours.

City Council, County Commission Move Ahead With Tighter Ethics Codes

Memphis City Council chairman Tom Marshall will make a renewed bid for a more specific city code of ethics Tuesday when the council takes a final vote on the ordinance.

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EVENTS

The Memphis Potters' Guild presents its annual Spring Show & Sale today through Sunday at The Memphis Botanic Garden at 750 Cherry Road in Audubon Park. The opening reception will be today from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 458-2354.

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Anna Mae He's Foster Parents Petition U.S. Supreme Court

MEMPHIS (AP) -- An American couple struggling to hold on to an 8-year-old girl they have raised since infancy are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop a state-ordered reunion with her Chinese parents.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 63 233 7,982
MORTGAGES 87 288 9,487
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 10 50 1,408
BUILDING PERMITS 209 452 17,059
BANKRUPTCIES 50 155 5,561
BUSINESS LICENSES 39 108 3,056
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 25 100 3,350
MARRIAGE LICENSES 23 93 1,781

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