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VOL. 122 | NO. 138 | Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Ford Jr. Tries New Democratic Direction

Presidential candidates not falling in line

Bill Kristol, editor of the prominent right-wing political magazine The Weekly Standard, said during a panel discussion a few days ago on "Fox News Sunday" that Democrats may be in for a drubbing in 2008.

Memphis Company at Center of International Trade

Many people have trouble pronouncing Centrepôt, the name of the business that co-founder Ernest Craft coined in 1994 when he chartered the third-party logistics and warehouse provider.

Dixon Gallery and Gardens Appoints Sharp as Director

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens Board of Trustees has appointed Kevin Sharp as the museum's new director. Sharp received a bachelor's degree in art history from Central Missouri State University and completed graduate studies at the University of Illinois in art history and architecture. He previously served as the research curator for The Art Institute of Chicago and as the curator of American art at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Sexually Oriented Business Ordinance Delayed by County Commission

Shelby County Commissioners delayed action Monday on an ordinance putting new requirements on sexually oriented businesses to see if they can turn it into a joint ordinance that would also apply to the city of Memphis.

Tenn. Waltz Changed Culture For Many at State Capitol

NASHVILLE (AP) - A comprehensive ethics law passed in the wake of a federal investigation into corruption in state government that netted five sitting or former lawmakers has done much to change the atmosphere at the state Capitol.

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EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will hold a meeting titled "Using the Mastermind Principle to Propel You to Success" today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive.

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Magic Johnson Leads List of 2007 Freedom Award Recipients

The museum on the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination in Downtown Memphis will hand out the awards at an Oct. 23 banquet.

AP Interview: Bredesen Defends Commissioner Pay Hikes

But the Democratic governor told the Associated Press in an interview that he was willing to take the heat for the pay hikes to keep key commissioners on staff for the duration of his second term - and to give his successor an easier time assembling a Cabinet.

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PROPERTY SALES 89 344 19,573
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