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VOL. 121 | NO. 173 | Friday, September 1, 2006

Construction Firm Moves Ahead With Plans for Downtown Law School

It's official: Bell & Associates Construction LP has been named the construction manager/general contractor for renovations that will convert the Memphis post office and former U.S. Customs House building on Front Street into a home for the University of Memphis' Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

Mulroy to be Sworn in as County Commissioner Today

Hanging next to the door in Steve Mulroy's office in the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis is a drawing of a tiger and a monkey on bright yellow paper.

U of M's Sagrestano Has Something to CROW About

When Dr. Lynda Sagrestano began the women's studies certificate program during her freshman year at The University of California, Berkeley, in 1990, it affected more than just her education. It affected her personally, and very deeply.

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Hard to See it Now, But New Orleans Will Rebound in Time

When I think of New Orleans, or at least the way it must have been before Hurricane Katrina, I picture historic cemeteries with moss-covered angels and penitent saints, solemn in their perpetual mourning.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
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
MARRIAGE LICENSES 27 120 1,808

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