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VOL. 123 | NO. 167 | Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Former Abu Ghraib Commander to Speak in Memphis

“I always tell people: I’m not afraid to take your questions. But don’t be afraid to hear the answers.”

Home Inventory Reduction Creeps Along

Homebuilders continue to shed their inventory of new homes – a crucial step toward housing recovery – although the rate at which they are reducing stock is slow while overall supply remains abundant.

Cleanup Effort Provides Model For Neighborhoods

The city of Memphis signaled a change in community cleanup efforts with this weekend’s cleanup of the Kansas Riverview area in southwest Memphis.

Midtown Anti-Crime Group Grows Fast

It started out as a small group of concerned citizens who wanted to keep crime out of their neighborhoods, but Peggy Williamson, chair of the Midtown Security Community, says the group is steadily growing.

Whitehaven Apartments Sell for $1.3 Million

1033 Whitaker Drive, Memphis, TN 38116, Sale Amount: $1.3 Million -
Bronx, N.Y.-based investor Geoffrey Sinckler has bought the 64-unit Birchleaf Place apartments in Whitehaven from Whitaker Place Associates, whose partner Michael Greenberg is CEO of Makowsky Ringel Greenberg LLC.

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EVENTS

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a pre-application workshop today at 9 a.m. at the Assisi Foundation, 515 Erin Drive. The workshop is for nonprofit program executives who want to participate in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence, which takes three years and is designed to strengthen nonprofit organizations. R.S.V.P. to adeberry@npexcellence.org. Final applications are due Sept. 22 at 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.npexcellence.com or call 684-6605.

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Economists Weigh Bailouts’ Impact

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – Do Washington policymakers listen too much to Wall Street? A possible bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, on the heels of similar action involving investment firm Bear Stearns, seems to send a loud signal to financial companies that the government will clean up their messes.

Payment Errors Greater than Projected for Medicare

WASHINGTON (AP) – A review of Medicare payments to suppliers of wheelchairs, oxygen machines and other medical equipment showed nearly three in 10 were made in error - about four times the rate previously cited by the federal government, investigators said Monday.

Tough Economic Times Hurt Post Office

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service could lose about $2 billion this year due to tough economic times, and it needs to change to meet the demands of the public, Postmaster General John Potter said Monday.

Urban Farms Grow as Cities Seek Safe, Cheap Food

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Dan Schuster breezes down the road in his green and yellow John Deere tractor, passing fast-food restaurants and strip malls on his way to work.

Courthouse Renovation to Protect Genealogy Trove

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) - Tracing a family tree can be difficult in the South, where many court documents either were lost in the Civil War or to incidental fire at some point in their history.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 312 16,192
MORTGAGES 0 293 18,685
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 655 33,126
BANKRUPTCIES 0 237 10,737
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 112 5,198
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 127 11,344
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 3,867

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