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VOL. 124 | NO. 173 | Thursday, September 3, 2009

Field of 28 For Mayor Meets Filing Deadline With Enough Signatures

A field of 28 candidates had filed petitions with enough valid signatures to run in the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor by today’s noon deadline.

UTHSC Chancellor Resigns Top Job

Plans to continue teaching, fundraising

Dr. Hershel P. “Pat” Wall, the chancellor of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, announced Wednesday that he will step down at the end of the month after more than 50 years of service at the institution.

Barlow Leaves UNDC To Build Law Practice

Memphis attorney Steve Barlow has left his full-time position as executive director of the neighborhood group that promotes revitalization around the University of Memphis.

Gray Knights Offer Shining Armor to MALS

One local lawyer has led the way for a group of senior attorneys to offer Memphis Area Legal Services more pro bono work.

Details Hush-Hush On Pacific Rail Cuts

Seattle-based Pacific Rail Services LLC will eliminate 118 jobs in Memphis on Jan. 1, 2010, when it formally closes its local office at 4814 Lamar Ave., according to a dislocated worker unit notice from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Local Weather
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Memphis, TN
77.0°F
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Wind: Southeast at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 69%

EVENTS

The Association of Fundraising Professionals will hold its monthly luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Christian Brothers University, 650 East Parkway. To register, visit www.afpmemphis.org.

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Metro Charter Update: Rockier Reception, But Far From Over

The formation of a metro charter commission cleared the Shelby County Commission but ran into some turbulence on the Memphis City Council this week.

Summers Extols Complexity Of Construction Practice

Jim Summers, one of the founding partners of Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham PLLC, has been named to the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in America for construction litigation.

Southwest Cuts 1 Jackson, Miss. Flight

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Southwest Airlines is canceling one flight from Jackson-Evers International Airport to Chicago starting in January.

Oxford Officials Reject Longer Bar Hours

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A proposal to extend bar hours in Oxford was defeated after two city officials said unidentified people tried to bribe them for a favorable vote.

Ark. Revenues, Sales Tax Collections Down in August

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' revenues in August came in below forecast and below last year's figures, despite an increase in individual income tax collections, state finance officials reported Wednesday.

Pfizer to Pay Record $2.3B Penalty over Promotions

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors hit Pfizer Inc. with a record-breaking $2.3 billion in fines Wednesday and called the world's largest drug maker a repeating corporate cheat for illegal drug promotions that plied doctors with free golf, massages, and resort junkets.

Industry Group Proposes Replacing Fannie, Freddie

WASHINGTON (AP) - A mortgage industry group wants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac replaced with private companies that would be able to issue mortgage bonds formally backed by the federal government.

Southwest Adds Charge to Board Sooner

DALLAS (AP) - Your bags still fly for free on Southwest Airlines, but if you want a better chance at a window or aisle seat it's going to cost $10 each way.

Weak Retail Report Cards Likely, Analysts Say

NEW YORK (AP) - It may be the beginning of the year for students, but for retailers, it's report-card time. Analysts expect the early grades on the back-to-school selling season to be weak when retailers report August results Thursday.

Fed Minutes: Officials Saw Recession's End in Aug.

WASHINGTON (AP) - With the U.S. economy on the mend, Federal Reserve policymakers last month felt comfortable slowing the pace of one of its economic revival programs and not changing any others, according to documents released Wednesday.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 209 209 16,401
MORTGAGES 252 252 18,937
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 393 393 33,519
BANKRUPTCIES 124 124 10,861
BUSINESS LICENSES 57 57 5,255
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 102 102 11,446
MARRIAGE LICENSES 70 70 3,937

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