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VOL. 115 | NO. 134 | Monday, July 16, 2001

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Tower Records, the world's largest independent retailer of packaged entertainment today announced the official grand opening o The July business/dinner meeting of the American Business Womens Association, Cotton Belles Chapter, is Tuesday at the Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Networking begins at 5:45 p.m., with dinner at 6:15 p.m. The speaker for the evening is attorney Leah Roen, who will discuss issues of concern to women. New board members will be installed. Officers are Mary Ann Zambo, president; Dana McLure, vice president; and Carrie Tiscia, secretary. The treasurer will be announced at a later date. The cost for the evening is $20.50. For information about AWBA, call Judy Linneman, 763-7514, or Kathy Byer, 763-6299. With the ongoing talk about the NBA in Memphis, one group believes now is an appropriate time for Don Lowery, vice president of the New England Patriots, to speak about his experiences as spokesperson for the team. Lowery will be the speaker at the Memphis Advertising Federation luncheon at 11:30 am July 26 at the Marriott East. He will discuss the impact professional sports marketing issues have on cities. Cost for the luncheon is free for members and $25 for non-members. For reservations call MAF, 725-6231. Tower Records has opened of its first location in Memphis, a flagship store in the newly developed Peabody Place. With the opening of the Peabody Place Entertainment and Retail Center Downtown, Tower Records opens the doors to its location, which will occupy 20,000 square feet of retail space. The store offers customers a myriad of entertainment experiences, including a mix of CDs, vinyl and cassettes, videos and DVDs, a newsstand, trends and lifestyle items, and wide-ranging selection of electronics and personal stereo equipment. The store carries more than 100,000 CDs encompassing many musical styles. Express Airlines I reported an increase in passengers for June. The regional airline, which does business as Northwest Airlink, reported that 66.7 percent of its seats were filled a 1.5-point increase over June 2000. The airline operated 98.4 million available seat miles, up 79.1 percent, and 65.6 million revenue passenger miles, up 83.2 percent. Passengers increased 64.1 percent over June 2000 to 197,627. During this month the airline initiated or upgraded service to five destinations. Daily departures for Express I expanded to 250 from its hubs in Detroit and Memphis.

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PROPERTY SALES 119 482 10,051
MORTGAGES 119 497 11,811
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 29 82 1,716
BUILDING PERMITS 268 1,056 21,366
BANKRUPTCIES 50 263 6,700
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 151 3,584
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 172 4,155
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