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VOL. 122 | NO. 120 | Thursday, June 28, 2007

One Beale Sales Center Opens Today At Site of Former Crab Shack

The Memphis City Council gave its stamp of approval at a public vote in October. By January, businessman Gene Carlisle had locked his sales, design and marketing teams in place.

Homegrown Law Firm Goes Big Time Thanks to Merger

One of the largest labor and employment law firms in the country now has a presence in Memphis thanks to a homegrown firm with ties to the Bluff City that goes back 20 years. Effective Sunday, the Memphis firm of Lewis Fisher Henderson & Claxton LLP will join with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart PC, the nation's third-largest labor and employment law firm.

From 'Nerve-Wracking' Experiences To High Honors, Glankler Brown's Carr Has Seen it All

Oscar "Bo" Carr III has been practicing law at Glankler Brown PLLC for more than 30 years, but one experience that happened a few years after he joined the firm will stay with him forever.

Memphis Man Crafts Local Puzzle Book For Fellow Enthusiasts

Quick, what's a nine-letter word for "Local crossword-puzzle author"?

Alexander Says Immigration Bill Not Ready Yet

A 700-page immigration measure that would legalize millions of unlawful immigrants is not ready for the Senate's vote, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said Tuesday.

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EVENTS

The Memphis Regional Chamber hosts its Breakfast Forum today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Andy Dolich, president of business operations for the Memphis Grizzlies, will speak on "What the Grizzlies Mean to Memphis and the NBA Draft." Cost is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. RSVP to Tunga Lee at 543-3571.

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Ford’s Behavior Affects Public Image, Analysts Say

NASHVILLE (AP) - State Sen. Ophelia Ford's absences from this year's legislative session and her continued poor health raise questions about the Memphis Democrat's effectiveness as a lawmaker, political analysts say.

‘Cars for Kids’ Charity Involved in 6 Deaths Not Registered With State

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The charity that sponsored a parade where a drag race car spun out of control, killing six and injuring 23, wasn't approved to raise money in Tennessee, state officials said Wednesday.

Thompson Touts Conservative Values at S.C. Fundraiser

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Fred Thompson focused on conservative themes as he courted Republican loyalists Wednesday, a Southerner making his initial visit to the first-in-the-South primary state since becoming a prospective presidential candidate.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 83 363 9,932
MORTGAGES 91 378 11,692
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 14 53 1,687
BUILDING PERMITS 213 788 21,098
BANKRUPTCIES 50 213 6,650
BUSINESS LICENSES 40 125 3,564
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 139 4,122
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 91 2,270

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