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VOL. 122 | NO. 119 | Wednesday, June 27, 2007

New Leaf

Once plagued by nepotism, Summer Youth Employment Program turns a corner

Instead of spending their summer break in front of television sets or at the pool, 21 Memphis high school students are learning about the history of the Downtown area, from the yellow fever epidemic of the 1800s to the origins of the Pinch District.

Nucor's Memphis Plans Unchanged Despite Reduced SBQ Products Demand

The June 11 press statement sounded ominous, perhaps foreshadowing a setback for Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor Corp.'s planned steel mill at Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park on President's Island, about eight miles south of Downtown Memphis.

UTHSC's Netland Honored by American Academy of Ophthalmology

Dr. Peter A. Netland will receive the Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology at its annual conference this fall.

New Information Surfaces In MLGW-Networx Controversy

New details have emerged over the last few days about potential suitors of Memphis Networx, shedding light on how a handful of offers were evaluated in the secretive bidding process to buy the company.

Sen. Ophelia Ford Hospitalized After Report of Heart Pains

State Sen. Ophelia Ford was being treated at a hospital Monday after complaining of chest pains, a television station reported.

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EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will hold an Open Microphone Discussion at its meeting today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive.

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Tenn. Ranked High in Infant Mortality But Improving, Report Finds

NASHVILLE - Tennessee is taking steps to improve the welfare of its children, especially in the area of infant mortality, according to an annual state report on child well-being.

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PROPERTY SALES 86 393 21,159
MORTGAGES 94 424 24,785
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 93 8,703
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