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VOL. 113 | NO. 74 | Wednesday, April 14, 1999

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The Memphis Area Association of Realtors will host a free seminar on incorporating the Internet into the real estate business from 9 a The Memphis Area Association of Realtors will host a free seminar on incorporating the Internet into the real estate business from 9 a.m. to noon Monday at the Adams Mark Hotel. The trainers will be Saul Klein and Mike Bennett. Reservations are not required. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 818-2423. The Tennessee Arts Commission is seeking events for a list on its Web site. The information previously was available in print form as Exhibits, Fairs, Festivals and Performances. The current Web listing includes more than 350 arts events. Organizations must request forms, complete them and return them to the commission six weeks prior to the event. Events may be submitted up to a year in advance. Events submitted through e-mail will receive priority as long as organizations follow a format similar to that on the form. A form is available online at http://www.arts.state.tn.us/forms.htm, by contacting the commission at (615) 532-2779 or e-mailing stallman@mail.state.tn.us. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has issued a free consumers guide to preparing for the year 2000 called the Y2K Bulletin. The bulletin contains answers to questions most commonly asked about Y2K, advice on what to do about consumer electronic products, including personal computers, and steps for small-business owners to take. Single and multiple copies are available. To place an order, call (888) 261-6214. Copies also are available on FEMAs Web site at www.fema.gov/y2k. Fletcher Challenge Forests, International Paper, Monsanto Co. and Westvaco Corp. announced they intend to form a forestry biotechnology joint venture to produce and market tree seedlings designed to improve forest health and productivity. The four companies will contribute $60 million to the joint venture over five years. The companies also announced they intend to contract with Genesis Research and Development Corp. Ltd., an Auckland, New Zealand-based biotechnology research company, to provide genomics research. The joint venture also will acquire forestry intellectual property from Genesis.
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 51 328 20,960
MORTGAGES 58 387 24,132
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 6 54 3,101
BUILDING PERMITS 170 842 43,435
BANKRUPTCIES 50 288 13,468
BUSINESS LICENSES 34 90 6,712
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 16 110 7,899
MARRIAGE LICENSES 32 91 4,734