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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 98 238 15,862
MORTGAGES 122 284 18,332
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 13 34 2,439
BUILDING PERMITS 137 452 32,966
BANKRUPTCIES 62 178 10,191
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 73 5,251
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 92 6,240
MARRIAGE LICENSES 13 63 3,476

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