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VOL. 115 | NO. 139 | Monday, July 23, 2001

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The Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross will host a Red Cross Club teacher/sponsor luncheon from 11 a The Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross will host a "Red Cross Club" teacher/sponsor luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 3 at 1400 Central Ave. All teachers from Shelby, Fayette, Tipton and Lauderdale County, Tenn.; DeSoto and Tunica County, Miss.; or Crittenden County, Ark., are invited. Those who wish to attend should register by July 30. Call Toni Webster, 726-1690. The Memphis Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Arkansas Chapter of AFP will co-host a Mid-South AFP workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Brinkley (Ark.) Convention Center. The keynote speaker is Jerry A. Linzy, a fund-raising professional and author. At 10 a.m., he will give a presentation on annual giving. At 2 p.m., he will discuss one-on-one solicitation. The cost of the workshop, including lunch, is $59 for AFP members and $99 for non-members. For reservation information, call Peggy McKnight, 448-4941. Reservation deadline is July 30. Hooper Oil Co., a petroleum product distributor for Exxon Mobil Oil Products and Quick Stop Convenience Stores, has opened its second combination petroleum, c-store and Long John Silver's Restaurant, said David Hooper Jr., president of the operation. Last year, Hooper switched a non-branded delicatessen food operation at a similar facility in Brownsville, Tenn., over to the Long John Silver's menu then set a record within the LJS system for a c-store food operation. He said the Oakland unit in Fayette County, Tenn., would be even bigger. United Parcel Service Inc., stung by an economic slowdown that has cut package deliveries in its key U.S. market, Thursday reported a drop in second-quarter profits and warned earnings for the third quarter would be lower than previously expected. But the world's No. 1 package deliverer managed to beat Wall Street's consensus earnings forecast in the second quarter, due in part to improved cost controls and growth in non-package revenues. In the three months ended June 30, UPS earned $630 million, or 55 cents a share, compared with $695 million, or 60 cents a share, in the same period last year. Wall Street forecasts had ranged from 50 to 56 cents a share, with a consensus of 54 cents, according to Thomson Financial/First Call. Second-quarter revenues rose 3.9 percent to $7.6 billion from $7.28 billion last year.

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PROPERTY SALES 79 396 11,921
MORTGAGES 90 443 13,870
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 60 1,918
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