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VOL. 122 | NO. 106 | Friday, June 8, 2007

Four Memphis Schools To Become ADA Compliant

As children enjoy their summer vacations, Memphis Board of Education officials are planning to make some needed repairs to their schools.

Top Political Connections Abound For FedEx Founder, CEO

He founded one of the most well-known corporate brands in the world, an international package delivery service that raked in $32.3 billion in revenue last year.

Joy of Helping Others Earns Cotton Employee of the Year

Joyce Cotton's job as supported employment specialist at St. John's Community Services (SJCS) is to help people with disabilities realize their potential in the workplace.

Juvenile Court Recommendations Call for Overhaul

The possibility of a second Juvenile Court judge for Shelby County is an issue other judges in other courts will decide.

'Rosa Parks Act' signed into law in Tennessee

NASHVILLE - Tennesseans charged with crimes while protesting segregation-era laws will be able to have their records cleared beginning next month.

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EVENTS

The Center for Southern Folklore presents singer/songwriter Kate Campbell today at 8 p.m. at 119 S. Main St. Tickets are $25 for the best available seats. The remainder cost $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Call 525-3655 or visit www.southernfolklore.com to purchase tickets.

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House Democrats Propose 3-Cent Cigarette Tax to Aid Veterans

NASHVILLE - The Legislature already has sent a 42-cent increase in the state's tax on each pack of cigarettes for the governor's signature. Now some lawmakers want more.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 92 280 9,849
MORTGAGES 105 287 11,601
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 11 39 1,673
BUILDING PERMITS 247 575 20,885
BANKRUPTCIES 44 163 6,600
BUSINESS LICENSES 38 90 3,529
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 109 4,092
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 79 2,258

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