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VOL. 124 | NO. 175 | Monday, September 7, 2009

Lowery Says Jefferson Ouster Up To City Council

Terms Herenton Legal Fees "Tip of the Iceberg"

Memphis Mayor Pro Tempore Myron Lowery said Saturday that it will be up to the City Council to resurrect the issue of firing City Attorney Elbert Jefferson.

MPO ‘Imagines’ Mid-South in 25 Years

Organization looks at future transportation, land-use needs

Imagine what the region will look like in 25 years. Where will the population growth occur? What areas will experience the most economic development? And how will transportation play a role in connecting people and businesses with each other and with the rest of the country and world?

Opposition To Stanford Receiver’s Fee Request Mounts

This story is just one of hundreds of news stories and blog entries that have been written almost daily about the Stanford Financial Group investment scandal.

Drug-Testing Business Expands Despite Economy

Kelly Dobbins knew she had to change the way she did business last winter when customers of Mid-South Drug Testing Services began scaling back. But that didn’t mean she developed a hunker-down mentality.

A River Runs Through Us: Memphis’ once and future connection with the Wolf

A cottonmouth slithers through the marsh. A wolf spider clings to a cypress tree. A white heron soars above the bottomland forest.

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EVENTS

The Seventh Annual Chick-fil-A 5K Run/Walk will be held today at 9 a.m. Downtown. Registration will be held in the entry plaza of AutoZone Park. The race will begin on Front Street at Gayoso Lane. The race benefits Junior Achievement. To register, visit www.chickfila5k.com.

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A River Runs Through Us – Past, Present, Future

Are we more than the places our roads take us?

Importance of Conservation Must Be Embraced

Hugh Fraser is president of the Wolf River Conservancy’s board of directors.

Women, Minorities Focus Of 12th Annual Outflix Film Festival

A tap-dancing angel, a Swedish adoption gone wrong, and the makings of a cheerleader are among the subjects of nearly 20 gay and lesbian film debuts scheduled for the 12th annual Outflix Film Festival at the Malco Ridgeway Four.

Smart Spending: Dollar Stores Not Always a Deal

NEW YORK (AP) – Dollar stores, which now sell everything from beauty products and turtlenecks to peanut butter, soft drinks and ice cream, are increasingly popular and can be rewarding places to shop, but they also can be overwhelming.

Meltdown 101: Changing Work Force By the Numbers

With today’s arrival of Labor Day, the holiday is being celebrated by a work force that has changed radically since the same holiday in 2008.

Obama Speech to Students Sparks New Controversy

DALLAS (AP), - When kids all across the country return to school Tuesday, some will see a welcoming message from President Barack Obama and some won't.

Health Care Lobbyists Target Returning Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - Interest groups are unleashing a torrent of modern and old-fashioned lobbying tactics at members of Congress returning for the autumn battle over health care, from spending sky-high amounts on TV ads to staging rallies in the capital and perhaps outside insurance company offices.

Federal Reserve Imposes Restrictions on 2 Banks

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Federal Reserve has imposed restrictions on two correspondent banks in Nebraska and Missouri owned by Midwest Independent Bancshares Inc. of Jefferson City, Mo. because of concerns about the banks' exposure to the commercial real estate market.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 128 183 20,949
MORTGAGES 130 174 24,535
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 4 27 8,637
BUILDING PERMITS 163 359 42,696
BANKRUPTCIES 61 116 14,018
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 46 6,447
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 29 85 13,596
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 47 5,116

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