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VOL. 125 | NO. 111 | Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Herenton Takes Shot at Wharton

Former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton re-emerged Wednesday with a shot at current Mayor A C Wharton Jr. for the settlement of the 11-year-old Beale Street lawsuit.

Southaven Harley-Davidson Mixes Bikes, Tourism

The new headquarters for Southern Thunder Harley-Davidson is the logical passage point for motorcyclists to exit Interstate 55 for a ride down the Blues Highway into the Mississippi Delta. With that in mind, owner Lisa Wade is teaming up with tourism officials to market the opportunity.

Performa Files Bankruptcy After Settlement

The same day a settlement was announced between the city of Memphis and Performa Entertainment, Performa filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, according to The Daily News Online (www.memphisdailynews.com).

Plush Club Closed as Nuisance

Plush Club at 380 Beale St. was closed by Memphis Police Tuesday as the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office filed court papers to have the nightspot declared a nuisance under state law.

City Council Approves Budgets For New Fiscal Year

Budget season ended at City Hall Tuesday with the passage of a $623 million operating budget, a $197.7 million five year capital improvements budget and a stable city property tax rate.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
82.0°F
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Wind: South at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 69%

EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will present “How to Maximize Your Exposure on the Internet Search Engines” Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call 482-0354.

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Magna Looks to Growth Opportunities

Magna Bank is like many price-conscious shoppers these days – on the hunt for a bargain.

Fuhrman Joins Investec Realty Services

Eric Fuhrman has joined Investec Realty Services. Fuhrman is a Certified Commercial Investment Member and a six-year veteran in commercial sales and leasing.

Hey There! What’s Your Sign?

Advertising icon, Steuart Henderson Britt, believed that “Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.”

15 Years Later: Amsterdam Flight Opens Doors for City

Fifteen years ago this month a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines MD-11 dubbed “Elvis One” arrived in Memphis after a 10-hour flight from Amsterdam.

FedExForum Area Closer to Transformation

As he confirmed last week the city of Memphis was getting $22 million from the Obama administration in HOPE VI money to demolish the Cleaborn Homes public housing development, Robert Lipscomb already had his sights on the housing project on the other side of Lauderdale Avenue.

STATEWIDE

Dickson County Wins for Best Tasting Tenn. Water

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — This was not a wine tasting. There were no white tablecloths, no breakdowns into red and white and no cheese nearby.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Tenn. Lawmakers Hope to Adjourn This Week

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers hope to finish their work for the year and adjourn this week.

Governor Has Misgivings of Some Remaining Bills

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen says he's pleased the state budget was overwhelmingly approved, but he expressed misgivings of some items still pending before lawmakers.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Job Openings Rise to Highest Level in 16 Months

WASHINGTON (AP) — Job openings jumped in April to the highest level in 16 months, a sign that private employers may boost hiring in coming months.

AP Analysis: More Factory Jobs Ease Economic Pain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Manufacturing job gains in the Midwest helped lower the nation's economic stress in April to its lowest point in five months, according to The Associated Press' monthly analysis of conditions around the country.

GM Recalls 1.5M Vehicles Over Fire Concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — General Motors Co. said Tuesday it was recalling about 1.5 million vehicles worldwide to address a problem with a heated windshield wiper fluid system that could lead to a fire, its second recall over the issue in two years.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Democrats Propose Further Tax Hike on Offshore Oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats Tuesday proposed quintupling the tax that oil companies pay into a spill liability fund as they seek to pare back a House-passed tax hike on investment fund managers.

HEALTH CARE

Obama Tells Seniors Health Bill Will Work for Them

WHEATON, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday sought to sell the health overhaul law to skeptical seniors, launching a defense of his presidency's biggest accomplishment as the election season gets under way and the Gulf oil spill dominates news.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 143 381 16,005
MORTGAGES 148 432 18,480
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 34 2,439
BUILDING PERMITS 0 452 32,966
BANKRUPTCIES 59 237 10,250
BUSINESS LICENSES 37 110 5,288
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 92 6,240
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 79 3,492

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