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VOL. 112 | NO. 111 | Friday, June 26, 1998

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A private, non-profit organization has been formed to provide children of low-income families with scholarships to attend private or parochial schools in Memphis and Shelby County A private, non-profit organization has been formed to provide children of low-income families with scholarships to attend private or parochial schools in Memphis and Shelby County. The Memphis Opportunity Scholarship Trust will award about 150 scholarships enabling qualified families to send their kindergarten through third-grade children to the school of their choice beginning in the fall. For the students chosen, MOST will provide a scholarship in the amount of 60 percent of a private schools tuition up to a maximum of $1,500 per year. The scholarships are guaranteed for a minimum of three years. To date, the organization has raised about $1.5 million to fund the scholarships. The application deadline is July 31. For more information, call Trent Williamson at 767-7005. The Memphis branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will meet Sunday at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church Lauderdale, 682 S. Lauderdale. The agenda will include reports from standing committees, presentation of the Mr. and Miss NAACP winners from the Memphis Youth Council and the 1998 candidate forum. For more information, call 521-1343. Crime Stoppers of Memphis will sponsor a roast of District Attorney General Bill Gibbons on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott. The emcee will be Richard Ranta, dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts at the University of Memphis and chairman emeritus of Crime Stoppers. The cost is $100 per person. For reservations, call 327-7822. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis will sponsor a golf tournament on Aug. 21 at Wedgewood Golfers Club, located at 5206 Tournament Drive in Olive Branch, Miss. A luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m., and the tournament will begin at 1 p.m. The cost is $150 per player. The entry deadline is Aug. 15. For more information, call Gary Baldwin at 278-2947. The consumer price index for urban consumers in the South increased 0.2 percent in May. For the 12-month period ended in May, the index increased 1.4 percent. Nationally, the index increased 0.2 percent over the month and 1.7 percent over the year.
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 73 147 18,012
MORTGAGES 89 184 20,749
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 34 42 2,735
BUILDING PERMITS 117 258 37,094
BANKRUPTCIES 55 114 11,540
BUSINESS LICENSES 42 59 5,907
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 21 48 6,878
MARRIAGE LICENSES 27 68 4,117