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VOL. 115 | NO. 129 | Monday, July 9, 2001

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Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: July 9-July 15 July 9 Starlit Nights, the Sharpe Planetariums summer program, continues through Sept. 16. Designed to help attendees find their way around the night sky and answer stargazing questions, the show explores the legends associated with major constellations visible during the summer. Call for admission and show time information, 320-6362. July 10 The Brooks Museum will feature about 50 pieces from the Absolut Collection of Art through July 15. The collection began in 1985 with the introduction of Absolut Warhol, a black Absolut bottle. Other artists commissioned by the adult beverage company included Annie Leibovitz, Michael Graves and George Rodrigue. July 11 The Public Relations Society of America, Memphis Chapter, will host District Attorney General Bill Gibbons at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Fogelman Executive Center on the University of Memphis campus. July 12 The Memphis Bar Association presents Summer School at the University of Memphis, Civil Procedure and Evidence from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Room 314. Robert Banks and June Entmann are speakers for the event. The course is approved for two hours of general continuing legal education credit. The Justice Network and the Sole/Small Firm Section of the Memphis Bar Association host a beer and wine tasting followed by a preview of the Playhouse on the Square production of "Grease" at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit the Community Legal Center. A tax-deductible contribution of $25 can be sent to Community Legal Center, c/o Ellen Fite, 242 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tenn., 38103. July 13 The Memphis Zoological Society presents A "Wet n Wild Members-Only Night," sponsored by Memphis Light, Gas & Water, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Memphis Zoo. Members will be treated to live entertainment and a chance to wade in the zoos Nile River. Call 276-WILD, for information. July 14 The Dutch Treat Luncheon begins at 12:30 p.m. at Audubon Cafe, 4002 Park Ave. Former state representative and Republican candidate for governor Jim Henry is the speaker. Upcoming events: July 19 "NAFTA: Trade with Canada and Mexico," presented by the Tennessee Small Business Development Center and the U.S. Commercial Service, begins at 8:15 a.m. at the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce, 22 N. Front St., Suite 200. Registration is $75. For questions, call Phil Johnson, 543-3563. July 21 The 13th annual WEVL Blues on the Bluff concerts kicks off at National Ornamental Metal Museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive, with Robert "Wolfman" Belfour, Joyce Cobb and Reba Russell. The second in the series is Aug. 25 with Sid Selvidge, Mason Ruffner and Keith Sykes. Tickets are $10. July 20, 21 The University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts will host the 30th anniversary of "An Evening of Soul Roots, Rhymes and Righteous Times," in the Michael D. Rose Theatre. The Friday performance begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, a gala reception hosted by Isaac Hayes and Dr. Richard Ranta, dean of the college, begins at 5:15 p.m. That nights performance follows at 7:15 p.m. The event will launch the Emma L. Clanton Communication and Fine Arts Fund, which will provide scholarships for African-American students. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 on the night of the performance. VIP tickets to the reception and Saturdays performance are $50. For tickets, call 525-1515. July 24-26 The Memphis Area Association of Realtors will host an introduction to commercial investment real estate analysis class at the education center, 6393 Poplar Ave. The cost is $200 for this three-day seminar, which includes study materials and a HP10B calculator. This course is approved for 16 hours continuing education credit. For more information, call Linda Stubbs, 818-2421. Aug. 7 The Memphis Area Association of Realtors member services committee will host "Realtor Night with the Redbirds" when the Redbirds take on the Fresno Grizzlies. The party deck includes club level seats, access to the air-conditioned club level lounge, a full-service bar and private restrooms. Price for the game and buffet is $27. Reserve tickets by calling 818-2444. Make payment to MAAR by July 20.
PROPERTY SALES 140 207 19,653
MORTGAGES 128 196 22,629
BUILDING PERMITS 166 367 40,371
BANKRUPTCIES 40 102 12,588