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VOL. 114 | NO. 121 | Thursday, June 22, 2000

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Bankruptcies back up Bankruptcies back up The number of petitions filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of West Tennessee for citizens residing in Memphis or Shelby County rose 16.5 percent in May, compared to April. The Westwood area marked the highest number of filings, followed by Whitehaven and Frayser. Petitioner ZIP code May April 38002 (Arlington/Lakeland) 4 3 38017 (Collierville) 7 9 38018 (Cordova) 20 20 38028 (Eads/River Oaks) 0 2 38053 (Millington) 17 26 38101 (Main Branch P.O.) 1 0 38103 (Downtown/Mud Island) 4 4 38104 (Midtown) 18 22 38105 (Greenlaw) 19 9 38106 (E. Presley/W. Person) 48 54 38107 (North Memphis) 29 32 38108 (Jackson Ave.) 30 28 38109 (Westwood/Mallory) 124 83 38111 (Poplar/Highland) 49 46 38112 (N. Parkway/Rhodes) 18 16 38114 (Defense Depot) 68 51 38115 (Hickory Hill North) 77 53 38116 (Whitehaven) 111 67 38117 (Poplar/Perkins) 17 14 38118 (Oakhaven/Pkwy. Vill.) 83 83 38119 (Quince/Ridgeway) 10 14 38120 (Mt. Pisgah/E. Shelby) 4 3 38122 (Berclair) 33 24 38125 (Kirby/S.E. Shelby) 20 21 38126 (Linden/Crump) 16 7 38127 (Frayser) 108 89 38128 (Raleigh) 59 69 38133 (Bartlett/Brunswick) 10 9 38134 (Bartlett/Raleigh East) 23 29 38135 (Bartlett/Ellendale) 14 11 38138 (Germantown West) 6 8 38139 (Germantown East) 2 0 38141 (Hickory Hill South) 37 26 Totals 1,086 932 Source: Petitions filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of West Tennessee between April 1 and May 31, which contained a ZIP code in Memphis or Shelby County, as compiled by the Daily News Online.
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 73 147 18,012
MORTGAGES 89 184 20,749
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 8 2,701
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