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VOL. 113 | NO. 238 | Friday, December 17, 1999

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The Baptist Womens Health Center is offering free orientation classes in January for its Weigh Down Workshop, a weight manage The Baptist Womens Health Center is offering free orientation classes in January for its Weigh Down Workshop, a weight management program focused on behavioral changes in regard to hunger and fullness. Orientation session will be Jan. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-East. Daytime classes begin Jan. 26 with evening classes commencing Jan. 27. Groups meet once a week for 12 weeks and use videos, workbooks, group discussion, one-on-one instruction and Bible study in the program. For more information on the Weigh Down Workshop or the orientation classes, call Kelley Moore at 226-1329. Those with high school students heading off to college in fall 2000 are reminded that now is the time to apply for financial aid. A good place to begin is be filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid available from high school counselors. Students and parents may also access FAFSA information online at www.fafsa.ed.gov after Jan. 1. During February, Financial Aid Awareness Month, PBS across the state will air a broadcast at 4 p.m. Feb. 6 given by the Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. The Memphis Area Transit Authority has brought back Saturday Night Bus Service in time for the holiday rush. Routes serving all major shopping areas and other high-density areas of Memphis are covered. For detailed route and schedule information, call 274-6282. Folk artist Myrtice West, book editor Carol Crown and essayist Leslie Luebbers will be at Burkes Bookstore, 1719 Poplar Ave., from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday to sign copies of the new book Wonders to Behold: The Visionary Art of Myrtice West. The administrative offices of the Memphis Botanic Garden will be closed Dec. 24 through Dec. 26. The garden will reopen to visitors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 27, however the administrative offices will be closed as the citys official Christmas Day observance. The administrative offices will be closes Jan. 1 through Jan. 3, as well. The garden reopens at 9 a.m. Jan. 4. Larry Lowman, owner of Ridgecrest Nursery in Wynne, Ark., will discuss native perennials at the Memphis Horticultural Society meeting at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Memphis Botanic Gardens Goldsmith Civic Garden Center. MHS members can attend free; non-members admission is $5.
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 124 481 17,865
MORTGAGES 127 530 20,565
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 4 48 2,693
BUILDING PERMITS 195 891 36,836
BANKRUPTCIES 52 262 11,426
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 139 5,848
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 26 116 6,830
MARRIAGE LICENSES 26 133 4,049