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VOL. 115 | NO. 162 | Friday, September 28, 2001

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The Volunteer State African Violet Council show and sale is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. The title of the show is Violets Tour the Big Apple. Entry to the show is free. The show will be judged by African Violet Society of America judges. Standards and awards will be given for the best plants.

 

Clovernook Center for the Blind Memphis Center is hosting an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the center, 346 St. Paul St. The 60,000-square-foot facility employs 43. It contains a manufacturing environment, a specialized computer-training room and a simulated apartment environment.

 

Businesses can be part of the celebration planned for opening ceremonies of the new Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., Nov. 10. A corporate parade featuring vehicles with business logos will travel from the old library, 1850 Peabody Ave., to the new facility. A representative from each business will introduce the business as its vehicle enters the new library parking lot. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Ribbon cutting is 10:15 a.m. For an entry form, call Joanna Curtis, development specialist, 725-8870.

 

Paintings by Brenda Moss will be exhibited Sunday through Oct. 28 in the Memphis Jewish Community Centers Shainberg Gallery, 6560 Poplar Ave., through Oct. 28. An opening reception is 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Moss is a native of Mississippi. Her work features nature in all it guises. She earned an associates degree from Northwest Junior College in Booneville, Miss.

 

The National Conference for Community and Justice hosts its third annual Walk As One Walk-A-Thon at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The walk begins and ends at AutoZone Park. The event raises funds for youth education programs designed to break down stereotypes and provide leadership for a diverse society.

 

Author Terry Brooks will visit the Germantown branch library, 1925 Exeter Road, at 2:30 p.m. today for a taping of WYPLs Book Talk. Brooks is the author of The Sword of Shannara and 18 consecutive bestsellers. His latest novel is Book Two of the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara. The show taping takes place in Meeting Room B at the library. Book Talk is produced locally by WYPL, FM 89.3, the librarys radio reading service for the print impaired, then distributed to stations nationwide.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 91 135 781
MORTGAGES 110 170 916
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 30 43 178
BUILDING PERMITS 133 290 1,948
BANKRUPTCIES 58 105 507
BUSINESS LICENSES 37 88 388
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 22 55 235
MARRIAGE LICENSES 12 24 105