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VOL. 123 | NO. 169 | Thursday, August 28, 2008

Memphis School Board Race In Limbo

It looked like Memphis school board member Stephanie Gatewood was on her way to re-election without opposition on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Necessities Bags Provides Comfort In Traumatic Time

When a woman learns she has breast cancer, the news alone can be devastating. Throw on top of that news the possibility of losing one or both of her breasts in order to save her life, and the devastation can be much greater.

Realtors Target First-Time Buyers

Numbers don’t lie, as the old adage goes. So when Briscoe Ellett sees that 85 percent of the buyers he represented last month were purchasing a home for the first time, he understands how crucial that segment of the real estate market is for his livelihood.

Glankler Brown Attorneys Named to AIC

Three attorneys with Glankler Brown PLLC have been named members of the Leo Bearman Sr. American Inn of Court.

No Overton Square Plan for LUCB, Yet

Kansas City, Kan.-based Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc., which is pursuing a major redevelopment of Overton Square, still needs more time to finish its plans and likely won’t be submitting a development application for the project yet.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
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A Few Clouds
Wind: Southwest at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 46%

EVENTS

The Memphis Advertising Federation will hold a luncheon today at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey will give a presentation titled “Creativity: It’s a Laughing Matter.” Cost is $25 for guests and free for members. Register online at www.memphisadfed.org.

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Commission Approves Charter Amendments

Members of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners found a way Wednesday to vote without debate on two sets of charter amendments for the Nov. 4 ballot.

Love of Drama Has Led Crone To Successful Practice

Alan G. Crone is a senior partner and managing member at Crone & Mason PLC, a labor and employment law firm. He practices in the area of executive employment law.

Durable Goods Post Strong Increases in July, June

WASHINGTON (AP) – Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods turned in a second consecutive strong monthly performance in July, a far bigger-than-expected gain led by a huge jump in demand for commercial aircraft.

Hedge Funds Help Fill Gap in Lending for Property

Three months ago, Eric Gray saw an opportunity to scoop up a vacant retail property in New York City's borough of Brooklyn. But he had a problem, one that has been plaguing many real-estate investors and owners: The nation's banks, burned by years of easy credit and the resulting devastating losses, are no longer eager to lend.

Jury Awards Mattel Inc. $100 Million in Bratz Suit

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A federal jury awarded Mattel Inc. $100 million in damages Tuesday after a serious girl fight between the house of Barbie and the maker of her chief rival, the pouty-lipped Bratz dolls.

Fannie, Freddie Shares Rise for Third Straight Day

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac climbed for a third straight day Wednesday, as investors appeared less certain that a government bailout of the two troubled companies will happen anytime soon.

Study Outcome Won't Sway Company on Eye Drug

WASHINGTON (AP) - What does a company do when there's anecdotal evidence that two of its drugs are equally effective in treating a leading cause of blindness in the elderly, one costing patients $60 per treatment and the other $2,000?

Fear Grips Immigrants After Miss. Plant Raid

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - A day after the largest single-workplace immigration raid in U.S. history, Elizabeth Alegria was too scared to send her son to school and worried about when she'd see her husband again.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 90 140 15,764
MORTGAGES 100 162 18,210
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 13 2,418
BUILDING PERMITS 194 315 32,829
BANKRUPTCIES 57 116 10,129
BUSINESS LICENSES 25 50 5,228
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 35 64 6,213
MARRIAGE LICENSES 26 50 3,463

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