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VOL. 124 | NO. 178 | Thursday, September 10, 2009

25 In Final Field For City Mayor

The Shelby County Election Commission has approved a field of 25 candidates for the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor.

Update: City Attorney Out Rest Of Week

Jefferson and Lowery had been scheduled to meet Tuesday, but the embattled city attorney called in sick. He also called in sick Wednesday and indicated he would be out for the rest of this week.

Beale Street Report Overshadowed by Wilkins Flap

The decision by Memphis Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery to replace Wilkins comes at a crucial time in the long-running case.

Kumar Beats Drum For Lamar Ave. Hotel

Local cab company owner Jay Kumar has tweaked the site plan for an upscale motel he’s developing along the Lamar Avenue corridor in South Memphis.

Health Providers Line Up To Distribute H1N1 Vaccine

More than 500 health care entities, including pharmacy chains with retail clinics, have preregistered with the state to provide the swine flu vaccine when it becomes available.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
50.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: Calm mph
Humidity: 35%

EVENTS

The Tennessee Department of Revenue will hold its next free bimonthly new business workshop today from 9 a.m. to noon at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The workshop will be held in the Memphis Training Room. To register, call 213-1400 or visit www.tn.gov/revenue.

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Raleigh Apartments Follow Foreclosure Trend

The foreclosure crisis has claimed another multimillion-dollar commercial victim, this one the 432-unit Jamesbridge apartments in Raleigh.

Memphis Bar Foundation Nominates Ingram to Board

Yolanda Wesley Ingram has been nominated to the board of directors for the Memphis Bar Foundation. Ingram is the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law’s assistant dean for student affairs, director of the Academic Support Program and director of the Tennessee Institute for Pre-Law.

MEMPHIS AREA

Pinnacle Airlines Says August Traffic Fell 3.5 Pct

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Regional airline operator Pinnacle Airlines Corp. said its August traffic fell 3.5 percent.

REGIONAL

Arkansas Lotto Panel to Discuss Addiction Program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Lottery Commission is receiving an update from state officials on setting up a program to help people with gambling addiction.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

FDA Panel Backs Glaxo's Cervical Vaccine for Women

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials said Wednesday a long-delayed vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline successfully blocks the leading virus that causes cervical cancer in women.

SEC Defends $33M Settlement with Bank of America

WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government says its proposed settlement with Bank of America for misleading shareholders about bonuses for executives paid by Merrill Lynch is fair, reasonable and adequate.

Fed Survey Shows US Recession May be Over

WASHINGTON (AP) - Economic activity is stabilizing or improving in the vast majority of the country, according to a new government survey, adding to evidence that the worst recession since the 1930s is over.

Taxpayers Face Heavy Losses on Auto Bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) - Taxpayers face losses on a significant portion of the $81 billion in government aid provided to the auto industry, an oversight panel said in a report to be released Wednesday.

Harvard Study: Businesses Not Ready for H1N1 Flu

BOSTON (AP) - Many American businesses are unprepared to deal with widespread employee absenteeism in the event of an outbreak of swine flu, according to a Harvard School of Public Health study released Wednesday.

NATIONAL POLITICS

U.S. Supreme Court Receptive to Freer Election Spending

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it may let businesses and unions spend freely to help their favored political candidates in time for next year's elections.

Senate Shakeup Won't Change Liberal Control

WASHINGTON (AP) - An anticipated shake-up in Senate leadership resulting from Ted Kennedy's death won't change a central tenet of this Congress: Liberals are still very much in charge.

Obama Disapproval on Health Care Up to 52 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) - Public disapproval of President Barack Obama's handling of health care has jumped to 52 percent, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released hours before he makes his case for overhaul in a prime-time address to Congress.

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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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