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VOL. 122 | NO. 148 | Wednesday, August 8, 2007

So Tell Us What You Really Think ...

In last flurry of legislative activity, Cohen goes for Cheney's jugular

Before the U.S. House of Representatives adjourned last week for its August recess, Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen found himself going on the offensive right up to the last minute.

'Turn to West Memphis,' City Urges Logistics World

Ward Wimbish has a message for companies thinking about moving part or all of their logistics and distribution operations to the area: West Memphis is open for business.

Tigyi Appointed UTHSC Physiology Chair

Dr. Gabor Tigyi has been appointed chairman of the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Tigyi has been with UTHSC for 15 years. He was elected in 1984 to the 200-member Hungarian Academy of Sciences as a foreign member.

Educators Hedge Bets on Rankings

The latest rankings of Memphis City Schools this week under federal No Child Left Behind standards offered a glass half full or a glass half empty depending on who was drinking from the glass.

Bredesen Says Judicial Selection Commission Blocks Diversity

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen on Monday said his efforts to promote diversity on the state's appellate courts are being thwarted by the state Judicial Selection Commission.

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EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will present "Salesmanship Behavioral Styles: Improving Your Strengths and Recognizing Your Weaknesses" with Deborah Turner Brasfield of Brasfield Enterprises today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. It will be held at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.

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After 10 Years In Business, New Venice Owners Touch Up Menu Branding

New changes are on the menu for Old Venice Pizza Co.

Google Description of Thompson Candidacy Jumps Gun, Staff Says

NASHVILLE (AP) - A Google description of Fred Thompson's redesigned Web site is jumping the gun on the status of the actor-politician's presidential considerations, his spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Mortgage Giants may not Provide Silver Bullet for Distressed Market, Experts Say

WASHINGTON (AP) - Easing the investment constraints faced by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may not be enough to rescue homeowners and investors caught up in the mortgage market turbulence.

Smart Represents Himself, Claims He's Broke

Forest Hill cemeteries and funeral homes owner Clayton Smart will act as his own attorney – at least for the time being.

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PROPERTY SALES 89 322 8,071
MORTGAGES 93 381 9,580
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 31 81 1,439
BUILDING PERMITS 236 688 17,295
BANKRUPTCIES 52 207 5,613
BUSINESS LICENSES 35 143 3,091
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 128 3,378
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