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VOL. 127 | NO. 116 | Thursday, June 14, 2012

Mtg. Could Produce Schools Draft

The group drafting the blueprint for the merged Shelby County public school system will go longer than its normal two-hour session Thursday, June 14.

A Place of Their Own

FedExFamilyHouse provides comfort for Le Bonheur patients and their families

So far this year, FedExFamilyHouse has served as a home away from home for more than 800 families whose children have received treatment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.

Airfare Forum Draws Southwest Predictions

Southwest Airlines will come to Memphis International Airport at some point. But when the Dallas-based carrier does, Memphis airline passengers shouldn’t expect it will drop airfares at the airport back to pre-recessionary levels.

Fedex Completes Deal for Polish Courier Opek

MEMPHIS (AP) FedEx Corp. said Thursday that its FedEx Express business completed its acquisition of Polish courier company Opek for an undisclosed sum.

Arthurs Find Success With Dad-Daughter Law Practice

After graduating from Southern Methodist University in 2000, Megan Arthur took some time off to think about whether law school was truly the right fit for her.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

The Memphis alumni chapter of LeMoyne-Owen College will kick off the Jerry C. Johnson Sports Weekend with a ceremony renaming the school’s gymnasium to the C. Arthur Bruce Hall/Jerry C. Johnson Gymnasium Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at LOC, 807 Walker Ave. Call 435-1235.

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General Sessions Contenders Seek Changes to Office

On a hot Saturday afternoon in Whitehaven, more than 100 people crammed themselves into an air-conditioned storefront to boost the bid by General Sessions Court Clerk Ed Stanton Jr. to remain the clerk of Shelby County’s largest civil court.

MEMPHIS LAW TALK

Petrinjak Joins Burch Porter Law Firm as Associate

One of the newest additions to the ranks of the law firm of Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC sought the firm out in the first place for a simple reason.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Not All Home Improvements Equally Wise

Ray’s Take As the housing market has cooled, the frequency of home renovations and upgrades has grown. While there is certainly nothing wrong with making improvements you can afford that will enhance your life, don’t expect them to add to the value or even the salability of your home in the future.

Readers Have Their Say

Viewer mail continues at a record pace. I love it! Phil Newman wrote, “Enjoyed your ‘Check please’ column in the Nashville Ledger, but would submit that you left out one of the most famous usages of the phrase. In “Dumb & Dumber,” after Harry and Lloyd kill the bad guy accidentally by slipping peppers into his burger, Jim Carrey raises his head from the chest of the bad guy and says, ‘Check, please!’ Perfect line and timing.”

MEMPHIS AREA

Graceland Marks 30th Year as Tourist Attraction

MEMPHIS (AP) – When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that's helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Lower Gas Prices Not Enough to Lift US Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Cheaper gas has yet to cause consumers to spend enough on other goods to boost the slumping economy.

US Companies Boosted Stockpiles 0.4 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. companies increased their stockpiles at a faster rate in April, despite only modest growth in sales.

Control Over Ex-Tycoon Stanford's Assets at Issue

HOUSTON (AP) – As former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford's criminal case gets ready to wind down with his sentencing Thursday for a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, the battle for control of his remaining assets around the globe still hasn't been settled.

JPMorgan CEO Says Execs May Have Pay Taken Back

WASHINGTON (AP) – JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told Congress on Wednesday that senior bank executives responsible for a $2 billion trading loss will probably have some of their pay taken back by the company.

Retail Sales Dropped 0.2 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans barely increased their spending at retail businesses in April and May, constrained by weak job creation and paltry wage increases.

US Wholesale Prices Fall 1 Pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A steep drop in gasoline costs drove down a measure of U.S. wholesale prices in May by the most since July 2009. But outside the food and energy categories, prices increased moderately.

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PROPERTY SALES 83 223 16,103
MORTGAGES 62 207 18,599
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 323 32,794
BANKRUPTCIES 66 187 10,687
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 86 5,172
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 90 11,307
MARRIAGE LICENSES 15 75 3,848

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