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VOL. 121 | NO. 125 | Monday, June 19, 2006

'If You Build It'

Though its tenant roster is build-as-you-go, West Memphis warehouse project could create 500 jobs

In the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams," a mysterious voice tells Kevin Costner's character, Ray Kinsella, "If you build it, they will come," referring to the construction of a baseball field in the middle of Iowa farmland. A Chicago-based development company is taking that approach, except with a large-scale warehouse project at the northwest edge of West Memphis, Ark., touching the border of Marion.

Second-Home Buying Offers Mid-Southerners a Chance To Relax, Refresh

After she and her husband, Brad, bought a second home on Mud Island in January 2005, Spanish teacher Dianne Champlin regularly flocked to the 4,500-square-foot riverfront getaway to grade papers and take walks, basking in the sight and sound of the Mighty Mississippi.

Get to Work: Chamber Presents Regional Labor Study Results

June 19

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EVENTS

The Memphis Regional Chamber presents "Chamber Advantage" Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the chamber's offices, 22 N. Front St., Ste. 200. Beau Peyton of VO2 Networx will present "What the VoIP Revolution Could Mean to You." Call 543-3507 to register.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 0 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 1 232 13,336
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 4,936

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