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VOL. 112 | NO. 133 | Wednesday, July 29, 1998

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Taylor French has been named general manager of French & Co Taylor French has been named general manager of French & Co., Realtors and The French Connection. He is a graduate of the University of the South. Dan Estes has been promoted to vice president of the Memphis division for Retenbach Constructors Inc. He formerly was manager of field operations. Charlie Nelson has joined Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association as director of volunteer services. She previously was administrator of conference services for Rhodes College. Allen Israel, president of Sunbelt Management Corp. and president and chief executive officer of Redbird Stores Inc., was named chairman of MIFAs board of directors. New board members include Steven J. Martin of Arthur Anderson Co.; Jef Fiebelman of Burch Porter & Johnson PLLC; Elise Flowers, a former resident of MIFAs Estival Communities; Angela Lee of First Tennessee Bank; The Rev. Shirley Lynn of Asbury District United Methodist Church; Rebekah Mathis of Literal Word Language Services; The Rev. Jackie McHenry of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church; and Dr. Joseph Rosas of Union Avenue Baptist Church. Kevin Collier has joined Walker & Associates as director of new media development. He formerly was production manager and new media specialist for Tulane University. He is a graduate of Rhodes College. Jamie Raley May has joined the Bailey Law Firm as an associate. She will practice in the areas of family law and probate. Eric Christopherson has joined OConnor Kenny Partners as creative director. Linda Corti and Pat Powell have joined the agency as associate creative directors. Col. Daniel W. Krueger has assumed command of the Memphis district, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. His most recent assignment was at the U.S. Army War College. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Dr. Sandra J. Tsiu has been promoted to director of the Baptist Clinical Research Center. She received an undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis and a doctorate from the University of Tennessee. Dr. John J. Lang and Dr. Rachel Farmer have joined Methodist Healthcare Primary Care Centers. Lang previously was a staff physician at Naval Hospital in Millington and an instructor and clinical director of family medicine at the University of Tennessee. Farmer formerly practiced at the Lunceford & Caballero Family Practice. Booker Leigh has been promoted to extension agent with the University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service. He formerly was associate extension agent. Raymond Pipkin, associate vice president of finance for the University of Memphis, has been awarded the National Association of College and University Business Officers Daniel D. Robinson Award for his service to the organization and higher education. Jim Shmerling, president of Le Bonheur Childrens Medical Center, has been named to head ambulatory services for Methodist Healthcare. Mike Demster and Janice Marks will serve as vice presidents of ambulatory services. Demster has been with Methodist for 10 years overseeing regional and ambulatory health care. Marks previously was vice president of operations for Le Bonheur. Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. honored three Memphis agents during its annual meeting. J. Mark Prudhomme and Steve Ernest Spiro were recognized for sales in excess of $10 million and Thomas P. Dorian was recognized for sales of more than $7 million for the year. Bernice Cooper has been elected vice chairman and Jean Mathews has been elected secretary of the Tennessee Arts Commission. Annabel Woodall was elected Southern Arts Foundation representative.
PROPERTY SALES 140 207 19,653
MORTGAGES 128 196 22,629
BUILDING PERMITS 166 367 40,371
BANKRUPTCIES 40 102 12,588