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VOL. 112 | NO. 66 | Wednesday, April 22, 1998

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Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell has announced two attorneys have joined the firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman & Caldwell has announced two attorneys have joined the firm. Frank L. Watson Jr. has joined the firm as a shareholder and will concentrate his practice in commodities, tax, securities law and commercial litigation. He formerly was a partner with Waring Cox. He received a bachelors degree from the University of Arkansas and a law degree from Tulane University. Frank L. Watson III has joined the firm as a resident and will concentrate his practice in commercial and corporate litigation. He formerly was an associate with Waring Cox. He received a bachelors degree from Washington & Lee University and a law degree from Tulane University. William Hudson, president and general manager of the Memphis Area Transit Authority, has been elected vice president/president elect of the newly formed Tennessee Public Transportation Association. Ralph Horn, chairman and chief executive officer of First Tennessee National Corp. and First Tennessee Bank National Association, has been appointed to the board of directors of Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. Steve Walker has been named president of Alliance Health Services, a part of Methodist Healthcare. He formerly was vice president of the Southwest division of Columbia Homecare Group. Kathy Simonetti has been named vice president of membership services/small business for the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce. Simonetti has been executive director of the West Memphis Chamber of Commerce since 1994. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Daphne J. Thomas has been named director of public relations for the Mid-South chapter of the American Red Cross. Thomas formerly served as library news coordinator for the Memphis/Shelby County Public Library and Information Center. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis. Kenneth O. Wise has been promoted to assistant vice president at Victory Bank. He has served as commercial loan officer since 1996. Terry C. Griffith has been promoted to banking officer and East Memphis office manager for Victory Bank. Griffith joined the company as assistant manager of the Collierville office in 1995. Kyle King has been promoted to banking officer at Victory Bank. King has been a commercial lender with the bank since July 1997. The University of Memphis has recognized six alumni and friends for their contributions to the University and the community. Charles H. Brown, president of the University of Memphis Foundation and president of Memphis Family Practice PC, was named Distinguished Alumnus for Service. Robert Jack Fishman and Vicki Roman Palmer were named Distinguished Alumnus and Alumna for Achievement. Fishman is vice chairman of the Tennessee Board of Regents and president of Lakeway Publishers Inc. Palmer is corporate vice president/treasurer for Coca-Cola Enterprises. Bert Bornblum and David Bornblum, whose $1 million gift to the university helped establish the Bornblum Judaic Studies program, were named Distinguished Friends of the University. W. Kevin Vaughn, a partner in Ashworth-Vaughn Inc., was named Outstanding Young Alumna. Steven J. Ross, a professor in the department of communications at the University of Memphis, has been awarded its highest faculty honor, the Board of Visitors Eminent Faculty Award.

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PROPERTY SALES 98 238 15,862
MORTGAGES 122 284 18,332
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 21 2,426
BUILDING PERMITS 137 452 32,966
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