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VOL. 125 | NO. 124 | Monday, June 28, 2010

Economic Fair Focuses on Inner City

The Mid-South Minority Business Council’s third annual Economic Development Fair begins Monday with three days of seminars and networking events at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

Millington Launches Road Improvement As Flood Recovery Continues

Millington Mayor Richard Hodges isn’t big on writing things down just to say they are written down.

Profitability Could be Ahead For Paragon

Paragon National Bank president and CEO Robert Shaw won’t be drafting his presentation for another year, but he already knows one of the themes he hopes to be able to tout at the bank’s 2011 annual meeting.

Navy Vets Provide Motorcycle HQ for ‘Cool Kids’

Retired U.S. Navy Chiefs Don Barnett, Jim Brickley and John H. Clark Jr. served their country in ports around the globe with honor for a combined 74 years.

How Big Should Your Business Be?

How big should your business be? Is a big business more successful than a little one? Aren’t I supposed to grow my business and get bigger?

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
55.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: Variable at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 29%

EVENTS

The Memphis and Shelby County Sports Authority will meet Monday at 4 p.m. at 530 Oak Court Drive, Suite 160. For more information, call 545-4301.

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Ole Miss Marketer Discusses Higher Ed Challenges

Jim Ebel, executive director of marketing communications for the University of Mississippi, outlined his vision for the Ole Miss brand on Thursday.

Government Lowers Growth Estimate For 1st Quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government lowered its estimate of how much the economy grew in the first quarter of the year, noting that consumers spent less than it previously thought.

Obama Claims Victory In Financial Overhaul Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) – House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Friday on legislation that redefines federal oversight of Wall Street and, following the signing of the health care act in March, adds a milestone to mark the Obama presidency.

STATEWIDE

Bredesen Tells UT Take More Care to Find President

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bredesen has told the University of Tennessee board of directors to use care in choosing the university's next president and scolded the board for past choices.

REGIONAL

Study Paints Grim Picture of New Madrid Quake

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A study commissioned by the Federal Emergency Management Agency indicates that a major earthquake on the New Madrid fault would kill 3,500 people and leave millions homeless.

100-Acre NE Ark. Lake Project to be Done in 2011

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Warm, dry weather has allowed construction work on a 100-acre lake project in northeastern Arkansas to progress in recent weeks.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

SEC Halts Alleged $34M Ponzi Scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government said Friday it obtained a court order to halt an alleged $34 million Ponzi scheme targeting federal employees and law enforcement agents nationwide with promises of safe investments in a nonexistent bond fund.

BP Says Gulf Relief Well on Target for Mid-August

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tests show BP is on target for mid-August completion of a relief well in the Gulf of Mexico, the best hope of stopping the oil that's been gushing since April, the company said Friday.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Stymied by GOP, Democrats at Loss on Jobs Agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — The demise of Democrats' jobs-agenda legislation means that unemployment benefits will phase out for more than 200,000 people a week. Governors who had counted on fresh federal aid will now have to consider more budget cuts, tax increases and layoffs of state workers.

HEALTH CARE

More Kids Trapped in Sweltering Cars Are Dying

WASHINGTON (AP) — Temperatures are rising and so are reports of infants and toddlers dying from being trapped inside sizzling automobiles.

THE MEMPHIS NEWS

Renaissance Avenue

When Larry Schmitt bought a two-story building on the corner of Broad Avenue and Collins Street in 1993, he knew the place needed some TLC.

We Must Cultivate Memphis’ Creative, Artistic Community

There is a creative and artistic tradition in Memphis that can be elusive. And it certainly demands a high price of those compelled to pursue its unconventional path.

Status Quo Must Go, Education Secretary Says

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has been more than a distant observer of recent education reform efforts in Memphis and in Tennessee.

Storyteller Brings Heartrending Tale to Stage

Elaine Blanchard knows all too well that sometimes child’s play turns unexpectedly into nightmares. As a professional storyteller she hopes her personal narrative of a 5-year-old’s game that turned into tragedy will lead to healing as well.

Bari Ristorante Owners To Open Diner on Broad Ave.

Jason and Rebecca Severs launched Bari Ristorante in November 2002, and almost eight years later, the restaurant and bar – the bar next door opened in 2005 – run with the smoothness of chocolate sauce across the pastry of a warm profiterole.

Sauvignon Blanc: Back To The Source

Sometimes it seems as if the New Zealand style of sauvignon blanc is taking over the world. To what do I refer? To wit: a nose of such extravagantly explosive grapefruit, tarragon, lime peel, grass and gooseberry elements that it makes you want to sneeze and a texture so dry and crisp that it induces a gasp.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 61 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 80 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 35 231 13,335
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 94 4,936

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