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VOL. 122 | NO. 121 | Friday, June 29, 2007

Apartment Association Continues Touting Its New Info 'Source'

The Apartment Association of Greater Memphis (AAGM) has given new meaning to the phrase "consider the source."

Morris Field Director Seizes Opportunity With Clinton Camp

For years, she'd courted local votes for candidates running for everything from the Shelby County Commission to Memphis mayor to the U.S. House of Representatives. Then, opportunity knocked - loudly.

Husband-Wife Authors Stress Importance of Posture in New Book

On a recent shopping trip to Nashville, Memphis neurologist Dr. Moacir Schnapp passed by a Banana Republic store in the mall and saw a familiar sight: his wife, Elma, teaching posture exercises.

Have You Seen This Dog?

As any serious parent or pet owner knows (and some would say the two job descriptions amount to the same thing), losing sight of your little ones for even a split second is a heart-stopping experience. One minute they're there, the next minute they're not and you find yourself in a hell of slow-motion panic until you manage to find them.

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.

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EVENTS

Memphis University School (MUS) is hosting "Windows of Life," a play by Tom Horton, through Sunday at MUS Hyde Chapel. Show times are 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 and seating is limited. Call 260-1300 for tickets.

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Memphis Federal Reserve Branch to Cut at Least 50 Jobs

On Tuesday, the Federal Reserve announced plans to cut some 1,740 jobs at its banks around the country and consolidate its check processing operations into four regional centers.

TN Ethics Commission Chooses 11 Lobbyists for Random Audits

Ethics Commission staff will review financial records of the selected lobbyists to determine whether they are consistent with financial reports filed with the commission by the lobbyists and their employers.

Ethics Panel Wants to Meet Privately to Discuss Open Records

Commissioners requested an attorney general opinion in January on whether certain communications among the commissioners, commission staff and commission attorneys are privileged and therefore not available for public inspection.

ServiceMaster Shareholders Approve CD&R Merger

The purchaser was formed through a fund managed by New York-based Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc. (CD&R).

Regents finance committee approves tuition increase

The full board will vote on the proposal Friday. If approved, the system of six universities, 13 two-year colleges and 26 technology centers will join the University of Tennessee, whose Board of Trustees last week approved a 6 percent increase for its institutions.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 128 183 20,949
MORTGAGES 130 174 24,535
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 4 27 8,637
BUILDING PERMITS 163 359 42,696
BANKRUPTCIES 61 116 14,018
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 46 6,447
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 29 85 13,596
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 47 5,116

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