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VOL. 114 | NO. 230 | Thursday, November 30, 2000

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Bankruptcies creeping up Bankruptcies creeping up The number of bankruptcy petitions filed in October increased 8 percent from the number filed in the same period of 1999. Frayser residents filed the most petitions, followed by Westwood.   Petitioner ZIP code Oct. 2000 Oct. 1999 38002 (Arlington/Lakeland) 3 11 38017 (Collierville) 14 14 38018 (Cordova) 12 17 38028 (Eads/River Oaks) 0 1 38053 (Millington) 25 16 38101 (Main Branch P.O.) 0 1 38103 (Downtown/Mud Island) 6 9 38104 (Midtown) 28 30 38105 (Greenlaw) 6 14 38106 (E. Presley/W. Person) 51 68 38107 (North Memphis) 45 36 38108 (Jackson Ave.) 48 38 38109 (Westwood/Mallory) 112 110 38111 (Poplar/Highland) 77 61 38112 (N. Parkway/Rhodes) 33 24 38114 (Defense Depot) 73 82 38115 (Hickory Hill North) 87 77 38116 (Whitehaven) 105 108 38117 (Poplar/Perkins) 16 11 38118 (Oakhaven/Pkwy. Vill.) 110 92 38119 (Quince/Ridgeway) 9 9 38120 (Mt. Pisgah/E. Shelby) 3 0 38122 (Berclair) 34 38 38125 (Kirby/S.E. Shelby) 26 19 38126 (Linden/Crump) 14 13 38127 (Frayser) 129 104 38128 (Raleigh) 96 69 38130 (Airport) 2 1 38132 (Millbranch/Nonconnah) 0 1 38133 (Bartlett/Brunswick) 13 8 38134 (Bartlett/Raleigh East) 42 39 38135 (Bartlett/Ellendale) 12 11 38138 (Germantown West) 5 4 38139 (Germantown East) 2 0 38141 (Hickory Hill South) 47 40 Totals 1,285 1,176 Source: Petitions filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Western District of West Tennessee in October 1999 and 2000, which contained a ZIP code in Memphis or Shelby County, as compiled by the Daily News Online.
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 56 437 16,061
MORTGAGES 76 508 18,556
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 56 2,461
BUILDING PERMITS 241 876 33,390
BANKRUPTCIES 64 301 10,314
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 125 5,303
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 17 125 6,273
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 98 3,511