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VOL. 116 | NO. 23 | Monday, February 4, 2002

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Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events Feb. 4-Feb. 10 Feb. 4 Consumer Credit Counseling Service offers free workshops on how to develop and maintain a personal budget and how to use credit cards wisely. "Build Your Own Budget" is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 at 2430 Poplar Ave. "Using Credit and Credit Cards" will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 323-4909, Ext. 1313. Feb. 5 BookkeepingSolutions offers Basic QuickBooks classes from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Radisson Inn by the Airport. The cost is $97. Developed specifically for small businesses, QuickBooks is a program that allows users with little or no accounting knowledge to write checks, prepare payroll and manage their companys finances. For information about the class, call BookkeepingSolutions, 377-2204. Feb. 6 The Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America hosts a lecture on ethics at 11:45 a.m. at the Fogelman Center, 330 DeLoach St. Randolph Baker, chief executive officer of Thompson & Baker, will discuss "Navigating the Ethical Minefield." The meeting is free for PRSA members and $25 for non-members. For information or to reserve a seat, call Samantha Jernigan, PRSA coordinator, 737-5295. Southwest Tennessee Community College will host the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon at Somerville Bank & Trust, 16790 U.S. Highway 64 in Somerville. For reservations, call the FCCC, (901) 465-8690. Southwest officials will speak about the Fayette County e-commerce curriculum, which was developed by Southwest for the Fayette County Career Center. The six-week continuing education program on e-commerce begins Feb. 25. Cost is $25. Call the career center at (901) 466-7656 for information. Feb. 7 The ColdFusion Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at dotLogix, 866 Ridgeway Loop. The topic will be "Java Experimentation in Preparation for NEO (ColdFusion 6)." For information call Patrick Zanone, 312-2312. CFUG meets the first Thursday of every month. Feb. 8 Pink Palace Museum presents "Images of the Infinite: The Hubble Space Telescope" at the Sharpe Planetarium, 3050 Central Ave. The show documents scientific advances achieved since the unveiling of Hubble in 1990, as well as taking participants on a tour through the solar system, the Milky Way and to the limits of the visible universe. The show continues through April 28. Shows are 7 p.m. Friday, noon and 3 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3.50 for adults, $3 for seniors and children ages 3 to 12. Group rates are available. For reservations, call 320-6362. The annual Collierville Chamber of Commerce membership dinner is 6 p.m. at Woodland Hills. A social and networking time is slated from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a seated dinner afterward. The 2002 officers will be presented. James B. Mitchell Jr., superintendent of Shelby County Schools is guest speaker. For reservations, call the Collierville Chamber, 853-1949. Feb. 10 The Memphis Jewish Community Center presents "United We Stand," its annual art contest and exhibition through Feb. 24 at 6560 Poplar Ave. The event, which culminates in a reception and awards ceremony at 2 p.m. Feb. 24, features the work of students from city, county and private schools. Upcoming events: Feb. 18 Memphis Investors Group, a non-profit real estate investment organization, will host its monthly meeting 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select Mount Moriah, 2490 Mount Moriah Road. Robert Shemin, author and full-time real estate entrepreneur, is the guest speaker. For information, call 278-1763 or visit www.memphisinvestors.com. Feb. 25 The Tennessee Bar Association is sponsoring the "2002 Update: Preventing Legal Malpractice and Ethics Complaints in Personal Injury and General Practice" seminar from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Fogelman Conference Center and Feb. 26 at the Sheraton Four Points in Jackson, Tenn. The event is approved for three hours of dual continuing legal education credit. For registration information, call (800) 899-6993 or visit www.tba.org/registrar.html. March 20 Marriott Hotel Downtown is host to a one-day workshop, "Creative Techniques Using Adobe Photoshop," from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 250 N. Main St. Cost for the seminar is $199. When three people enroll from one organization, the fourth attends free. For information, call (800) 258-7246 or www.natsem.com. April 4 The fifth annual Tennessee Biomedical Engineering Conference is April 4-6 at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. Time and meeting details will be announced at a later date.

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PROPERTY SALES 86 393 21,159
MORTGAGES 94 424 24,785
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 93 8,703
BUILDING PERMITS 173 1,010 43,347
BANKRUPTCIES 52 292 14,194
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 90 6,491
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