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VOL. 122 | NO. 137 | Tuesday, July 24, 2007

What's the Final Talley?

Sports businessman's dealings aren't adding up

Once it's finished, the amateur sports complex being built at the corner of Houston Levee and Walnut Grove roads will be filled with young people tackling all manner of athletic challenges.

Foreclosure Education Proves Hot Topic In Memphis

Rhonda Rucker spent a recent Saturday morning at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, but she wasn't there to read the books, surf the Net or peruse the periodicals. No, she was there to educate others about how to avoid foreclosure.

Welch Plans Lakeside Homes on 32-Acre Germantown Site

32.34 acres on, Forest Hill-Irene Road, Sale Amounts: $1.1 million; $1.1 million; $1.1 million -
Developer Jackie Welch has closed on more than 32 acres on the east side of Forest Hill-Irene Road north of Forest Hill Lane in Germantown and plans to divide the property into multiple home sites.

The Daily News Wins Numerous Awards in State Press Competition

The Daily News claimed six top Tennessee Press Association (TPA) Awards at a statewide luncheon late last week in Nashville.

Nonprofit Workshop to Give Execs Disaster-Planning Advice

A few weeks ago, two local nonprofit organizations found themselves facing a crisis as they suddenly were forced to look for new homes.

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EVENTS

The Memphis Rotary Club will hold a meeting today at noon in the Steamboat Room of the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. Bill Revell, former mayor of Dyersburg and the chair of the Interstate 69 project, will be the speaker. Cost is $18 and reservations can be made by calling 526-1318 or e-mailing taylor@memphisrotary.org.

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Tenn. Waltz Changed Culture for Many at State Capitol

But no matter how strong legislators make the state's ethics rules, there will always be a few lawmakers trying to get around the law, said Rep. Frank Buck, a longtime proponent of ethics reform and an author of the 2006 ethics law.

Some Commissioner Pay Raises Exceed Consultant Recommendations

Mercer Human Resource Consulting had recommended paying only two commissioners - Finance Commissioner Dave Goetz and Education Commissioner Lana Seivers - at the new top pay-grade of $180,000, according to a Knoxville News Sentinel review of the report.

Gingrich: Thompson Presidential Bid Could Keep Him Out of Race

"If Fred Thompson runs and he does well, then I think that makes it easier for me to not run," Gingrich said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "On the other hand, just given what you've seen with (John) McCain the last few months, how can you predict?"

Chinese Parents Regain Final Custody of Anna Mae He

MEMPHIS (AP) - A Chinese couple regained custody of their 8-year-old daughter Monday after a seven-year fight to get her back from what was supposed to be temporary foster care.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 85 317 11,842
MORTGAGES 99 353 13,780
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 41 60 1,918
BUILDING PERMITS 304 784 24,948
BANKRUPTCIES 54 233 7,706
BUSINESS LICENSES 64 161 4,060
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 26 144 4,825
MARRIAGE LICENSES 17 65 2,609

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