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VOL. 122 | NO. 133 | Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Though Wharton Bowed Out of Memphis Race, Money Wasn't an Object, Supporters Say

Memphis mayor Willie Herenton probably slept a little easier Monday night, once word came earlier in the day he won't have to compete against an old friend and wildly popular local politician to keep his job.

Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center Expansion Well on Its Way

Methodist Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center has a history of firsts, starting with the first-ever open heart surgery in Memphis, which was performed there in 1959.

Leadership Memphis Names Sessoms Board Chair

Leadership Memphis has named Glenn Sessoms its board chair for 2007-2008. Sessoms is currently the vice president of the FedEx Memphis Hub Day Sort, where he manages 3,500 employees, four directors, 25 senior managers and 150 managers. He is a twice-decorated Five Star Award winner, the highest level of recognition at FedEx. Sessoms also is a 1997 graduate of the Leadership Memphis Executive Program.

Edwards Camp Gets Firsthand Glimpse Of Crime, Poverty During Visit

The campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards learned about crime as well as poverty in Memphis Monday during a stop of Edwards' "Road To One America Tour." The tour is supposed to call attention to Americans living in poverty.

After Three Years In the Making, Uptown Development Nears Completion

Three years after the first construction crews arrived in Uptown to move dirt and lay the foundations for a few hundred homes, the end is finally in sight for the revitalization of this once-blighted neighborhood.

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EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will hold a meeting featuring Debbie Reeves, director of business development at the Tennessee Housing Development Agency, today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The talk is titled "Tennessee Housing Development Agency - New and Improved." The meeting will be held at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive.

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Ford Complaint Over Senate Expulsion Dismissed

Voters in Senate District 29 returned Ford to office last year - despite that expulsion by fellow senators - making arguments in her U.S. District Court suit "largely moot," said a petition filed by her lawyers.

Federal Judge Refuses to Stop Reunion of Anna Mae and Chinese Family

The reunion was ordered by the Tennessee Supreme Court in January following a seven-year custody fight between Jerry and Louise Baker and Chinese nationals Shaoqiang “Jack” and Qin Lou “Casey” He, parents of 8-year-old Anna Mae He.

Application Period for State Court of Appeals Vacancy Ends

Monday was the deadline for applications to be submitted to the Administrative Office of the Courts, and 22 people applied for the position.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 61 122 17,665
MORTGAGES 82 150 20,576
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 151 334 36,150
BANKRUPTCIES 54 92 11,774
BUSINESS LICENSES 31 59 5,619
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 120 12,154
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 49 4,406

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