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VOL. 121 | NO. 119 | Friday, June 9, 2006

Downtown High-Rise Up for Grabs Soon at Roebuck Auction

A 96-year-old Downtown building that has housed everything from furniture to military recruitment offices will have a shot at revitalization starting at noon June 22.

Hotel Chisca Faces Possible Demolition

Toward the end of the public tour visitors get to take of Sun Studio, the tour guide punches a button on a large piece of recording equipment, sending the wound-up voice of deejay Dewey Phillips howling through the speakers.

UT Researcher's Work Could Lead to Cure for Type I Diabetes, Colleagues Say

As a boy growing up in Denmark, Dr. Ivan C. Gerling always was fascinated by science. "I wanted to understand everything to a deeper level," he said. "I asked questions until no one could come up with the answers anymore."

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EVENTS

The Memphis Advertising Federation holds its 2006 Pyramid Awards ceremony today at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Tickets cost $50 for members; $70 for non-members; and $600 for tables of 10. Call 726-0384 or visit www.whereyagonnaputyours.com for reservations.

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PROPERTY SALES 68 321 13,763
MORTGAGES 79 340 15,906
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 24 2,163
BUILDING PERMITS 265 765 28,522
BANKRUPTCIES 49 227 8,877
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 113 4,678
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 25 118 5,511
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