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VOL. 125 | NO. 175 | Thursday, September 9, 2010

Shadyac: St. Jude Classic Close to Securing Title Sponsor

The St. Jude Classic could have a new title sponsor soon, said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., the chief executive officer of ALSAC.

Consigned to a Cause

Les Passees Stock Exchange benefits organization’s educational programs

When the women of Les Passees sit down to discuss the Stock Exchange – the nonprofit group’s largest annual fundraiser, which kicks off with a preview party Thursday at 7 p.m. – they don’t talk much about the sale itself.

New Restaurants Planned for Downtown

Two new eateries will soon be added to Downtown’s restaurant mix: an upscale Irish pub planned for 152 Madison Ave. serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a new restaurant and bakery at 314 S. Main St. that will offer treats like cupcakes, wine and coffee.

Wharton Flips Switch On Tiger Lane

With a crowd of several hundred watching, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Wednesday evening flipped the switch on the lights for the new Tiger Lane project at The Fairgrounds.

Event Marks Juvenile Court Centennial

Law professionals will celebrate the 100th birthday of the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County later this month with events that include a 5K run, a continuing legal education seminar and a documentary about the court’s storied past.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
38.0°F
Fair
Wind: Calm mph
Humidity: 70%

EVENTS

The Memphis Investors Group will host Robert Shemin, who will discuss how to make money in today’s market, Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. An early bird session will be held at 6 p.m. Admission is free for first-time visitors. For more information, call 414-2729.

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Parties, Strategists Focus Efforts for Nov. 2 Election

All politics is local goes the saying when political strategists talk about congressional races or those for state legislatures.

Baptist Marks 25th Anniversary of First Heart Transplant

Almost 25 years after a surgical team at Baptist Memorial Hospital performed the city’s first heart transplant, more people than ever are getting a second chance at life in its operating room.

Bestselling Author Returns Home for MIG Appearances

You would think a guy who goes on to become a multimillionaire, speak all over the world and write best-selling books would have been voted “most likely to succeed” in school.

Following Mom’s Advice Reaps Rohrscheib Rewards

A seven-year veteran of the U.S. legal system, Carrie Ann Rohrscheib had never been to the nation’s capital to see where all the magic happens.

American Workers at Bargain Prices

Ray’s Take: When I look at the economic challenges we face today, I can’t help but think we brought much of it on ourselves. As labor costs rose in the ‘80s and ‘90s, American manufacturers shipped our factories and jobs to other countries so they could continue to make goods and keep prices low. As consumers, we allowed it to happen because we could greedily indulge our consumer lusts with relatively little inflation.

MEMPHIS AREA

Luxury Hotel Planned for SoFo

An 11-story, 298-room luxury hotel is in the works for a vacant lot across from FedExForum.

STATEWIDE

Senate Hearings to Probe Chancellor Hiring

NASHVILLE (AP) – The Senate Education Committee will meet later this month to discuss the composition of the Tennessee Board of Regents and its hiring of the new chancellor.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Consumers Cut Back on Credit Card Use Once Again

WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumer borrowing fell again in July as households cut back on their credit card use for a 23rd consecutive month, adding more drag on an economy struggling to mount a sustained rebound.

Mortgage Lending Down 1.5 Pct as Rates Inch Up

WASHINGTON (AP) – Applications for home loans dipped last week as mortgage rates ticked up slightly from the lowest level in decades.

Job Openings Rise for First Time Since April

WASHINGTON (AP) – Job openings rose in July after two months of declines, a positive sign that companies could step up hiring in the coming months.

NATIONAL POLITICS

GOP Proposes Renewing Tax Cuts, Freezing Spending

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republican Leader John Boehner on Wednesday proposed a two-year freeze on all tax rates and a cut in government spending to the levels of 2008, before a deep recession took hold of the economy.

GOP Urged Not to Overreach on Redistricting Plans

NASHVILLE (AP) – Republicans were cautioned not to overreach on redistricting plans should they gain more solid control of the state Legislature in this year’s elections.

Fewer Democratic Candidates Seeking Obama’s Help

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – President Barack Obama doesn’t go there anymore.

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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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