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VOL. 125 | NO. 118 | Friday, June 18, 2010

ACORN Research Expands Access To New Drugs

ACORN Research LLC, a company that provides the scientific expertise and administrative support for oncology practices to participate in clinical drug trials, is in economic recovery mode.

Haslam Vows a ‘Hands On’ Role in Economic Development

If elected governor, Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam said he will be “hands on” in economic development. But Haslam said parts of such a policy like land use should remain local decisions.

$17.5M in Projects Approved by IDB

A bottling plant, a luxury hotel and a research laboratory will soon see a combined $17.5 million in funding that Shelby County received through federal stimulus recovery zone facility bonds.

Toyota Restarts Mississippi Plant

TOKYO (AP) – Toyota will resume construction of a dormant plant in Northeast Mississippi, hiring 2,000 workers with the goal of building compact Corolla sedans by the fall of 2011, the Japanese automaker said Thursday.

Bearman Looks Back At 50 Years of Law

Leo Bearman Jr., who next month will have been practicing law for 50 years, is such a towering figure in the city’s legal community that his longtime secretary resorts to classic literature to describe him.

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EVENTS

The 17th Annual Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at Douglass Park, one block north of Chelsea Avenue. The event will feature live entertainment, food, storytelling, vendors and more. Admission is free. For more information, call Glynn Johns Reed at 385-4943.

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McLellan Shines in Local Real Estate Market

It’s likely you’ve never met her, but you know who she is: The powerhouse real estate agent with the blonde helmet hairstyle and cell phone glued to her ear. After all, Judy McLellan’s image has been a fixture at bus stops, in advertising and on billboards for years.

New Security Checkpoint Coming to Airport

A new and improved security checkpoint for Terminal B at Memphis International Airport is one step closer to reality.

Petties Indicted on Prison Weapons Charges

The alleged leader of the largest and most violent drug organization ever tried in Memphis federal court is accused of getting a weapon twice while in the Memphis Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) last fall.

Show Some Independence

The party’s over.

REAL ESTATE

Freddie Mac: Mortgage Rates Up from Yearly Low

NEW YORK (AP) - Rates on 30-year fixed mortgages backed off from yearly lows this week, but still remain historically cheap.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

New Jobless Claims Up Sharply as Layoffs Persist

WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped last week after three straight declines, another sign that the pace of layoffs has not slowed.

FCC Set to Reconsider Broadband Regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators are reconsidering the rules that govern high-speed Internet connections - wading into a bitter policy dispute that could be tied up in court for years.

NATIONAL POLITICS

At Spill Hearing, BP CEO Says He's 'Deeply Sorry'

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chastened by heavy criticism from lawmakers, a grim-faced BP chief executive Tony Hayward said Thursday he was "deeply sorry" for his company's catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Court OKs Search of Policeman's Sexy Text Messages

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the search of a police officer's personal, sometimes sexually explicit, messages on a government-owned pager, saying it did not violate his constitutional rights.

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PROPERTY SALES 73 155 19,728
MORTGAGES 95 170 23,084
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 12 19 8,323
BUILDING PERMITS 200 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 50 122 13,226
BUSINESS LICENSES 14 23 6,160
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 85 13,080
MARRIAGE LICENSES 28 58 4,900

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