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VOL. 125 | NO. 157 | Friday, August 13, 2010

Wharton Slams General Services in Report Release

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. said the first visible changes in a revamped city General Services division will be new faces.

Tobey Transformation

Park’s appeal enhanced with skateboard and dog areas

Nicole Heverly, a Midtowner, didn’t have a reason to visit Tobey Park until a couple months ago when it became the site of the city’s first dog park.

Mallory Alexander Opens NY Office

Memphis-based Mallory Alexander International Logistics has opened an office in New York state, its 23rd worldwide branch, the company announced Thursday.

Dem Leaders Prepare for Legal Challenge

Local Democratic Party leaders are collecting affidavits as a start toward formally challenging the Aug. 5 Shelby County election results.

Legal Community Remembers Apperson Crump Founder

Charles Metcalf Crump was remembered Thursday as an experienced attorney whose long service to the law influenced countless attorneys.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
38.0°F
Fair
Wind: Calm mph
Humidity: 73%

EVENTS

The Memphis Central Rotary Club will meet Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Jackson Baker, political columnist for The Memphis Flyer, will speak. Cost is $25 for guests. For reservations, call Karen Shea at 683-9099.

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Skelton Shares Sales Training at SMS Luncheon

Mike Skelton has been in the sales game for 20 years.

Metro Charter Backers Begin Campaign

The campaign for a consolidation charter kicked off this week in a stifling heat on the Main Street Mall between City Hall and the County Administration Building.

Busy Hurley Finds Signature a ‘Great Place to Be’

When Rachel Hurley came into Signature Advertising & Marketing Solutions for a job interview, it was for the position of traffic manager – the person who keeps projects on track and moving forward.

Elmwood Cemetery: Where History Never Dies

Memphis. Forever and ever.

Why is Everyone Smiling?

There’s a company 200-strong in Texas called Beryl, and it’s the nation’s leader in health care customer interactions and relationship management. That’s the long way of saying it’s a call center. In an industry where turnover is usually about 80 to 90 percent, Beryl’s is 17. And their client retention rate is 95 percent.

Elvis Week Hits Stride as Buyout Talks Heat Up

MEMPHIS (AP) – Elvis Presley is in play.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Mortgage Rates Hit 4.44 Pct. as Economy Sours

WASHINGTON (AP) – Growing pessimism over the weak economic recovery pushed mortgage rates to the lowest level in decades for the seventh time in eight weeks.

Jobs Picture Dims As Unemployment Claims Rise

WASHINGTON (AP) – The economy is looking bleaker as new applications for jobless benefits rose last week to the highest level in almost six months.

GM CEO Whitacre Says Will Step Down Sept. 1

DETROIT (AP)General Motors Co. chief Ed Whitacre said Thursday he's stepping down as CEO on Sept. 1, his mission accomplished as the company reported its second straight quarterly profit.

NATIONAL POLITICS

US: Firms Must Spell Out Workers' Benefit Rights

WASHINGTON (AP) – Your company just denied your disability claim. What do you do now? How long do you have to file an appeal? And with whom?

Senate Sends Obama $600M Border Security Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – Determined to show a commitment to stopping the flow of illegal immigrants, the Senate convened a special session Thursday and passed a $600 million bill to put more agents and equipment along the Mexican border.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 61 331 19,904
MORTGAGES 80 391 23,305
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 83 8,387
BUILDING PERMITS 0 338 40,366
BANKRUPTCIES 35 231 13,335
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 76 6,213
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 125 13,120
MARRIAGE LICENSES 21 94 4,936

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