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VOL. 122 | NO. 135 | Friday, July 20, 2007

Marshall Explains Abrupt Turnaround In His Political Aspirations

The flurry of public statements and actions made by Memphis City Council chairman Tom Marshall this week can be summed up by recalling the title of an old song: "What a difference a day made."

Presidential Contenders Find Cash Flows From Memphis

After losing top staffers, hemorrhaging campaign cash and watching one opponent after another outdistance him in fundraising, the general consensus is that John McCain's 2008 presidential bid now is on life support.

Opening of Universal Commercial LLC Fulfills Professional Dream for Cobbins

Two months ago, Darrell Cobbins opened the doors to Universal Commercial LLC, marking the realization of a longtime professional dream.

Here's to Being 'A Maverick Pain in the (Expletive)'

When I was in college, I worked in a grocery store on the weekends in a rural West Tennessee town when I wasn't commuting to school or studying like a mad demon.

Chain Retailers Increasingly Look to Memphis For Promoting Franchise Opportunities

Yet another out-of-town business has set its sights on Memphis as a hot market for expansion.

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EVENTS

The National Hookup of Black Women Inc. will sponsor a voter education forum today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Nova Copy Building, 15 Lindsay Ave. at Second Avenue.

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Corker Named to Senate Armed Services Committee

Freshman Republican Sen. Bob Corker added to his international portfolio on Wednesday by being named to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Panel Suggests Including Others in Governor's Line of Succession

NASHVILLE - A panel will recommend that the speakers of the state Senate and House and the state's constitutional officers be included in the line of succession when a governor temporarily surrenders his executive powers.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 77 435 9,569
MORTGAGES 104 511 11,314
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 3 77 1,634
BUILDING PERMITS 196 1,045 20,310
BANKRUPTCIES 44 275 6,437
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 134 3,446
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 170 3,983
MARRIAGE LICENSES 30 115 2,179

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