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VOL. 116 | NO. 38 | Monday, February 25, 2002

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Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events Feb. 25-March 3 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. in the Fogelman Conference Center and Tuesday at the Sheraton Four Points in Jackson, Tenn. The event is approved for three hours of dual continuing legal education credit. For information, call (800) 899-6993 or visit www.tba.org/registrar.html. Feb. 26 The Center City Commission hosts a series of public meetings to gather opinions on how to make Downtown a better place "to live, work and play." Meetings are 6 p.m. today at Mount Vernon Baptist Westwood, 620 Parkrose Ave.; and 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Downtown Central Station, 545 S. Main St. Feb. 28 Dr. Colin Rhodes, an expert in modern art and primitivism, is the speaker at the Hohenberg Spring Lecture in Art History at the University of Memphis. Rhodes, a professor at Englands School of Art and Design at Loughborough University and author of "Outsider Art: Spontaneous Alternatives" and "Primitivism and Modern Art," will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Meeman Journalism Auditorium. For information, call 678-2216. March 1 Girls Inc. of Memphis will host its 12th annual Auction and Wine Tasting at 7 p.m. at Downtowns historic Central Station, 545 S. Main St. The event will feature artwork by more than 40 local artists, a Southern cuisine buffet and live music by Gerard and Valencia Trio. Tickets are $25. For information, call 523-0217, Ext. 201. Mississippi Museum of Art, 201 E. Pascagoula St., Jackson, Miss., presents "Gods and Monsters: Pre-Columbian Art from the Permanent Collection," which brings together pre-Columbian Mexican, Central American and Peruvian art and artifacts, runs through March 17; "Hollingsworth and Hull: Watercolors from the Mississippi Museum of Art," featuring artwork drawn from the museums large collection of works by Mississippi masters William Hollingsworth and Marie Hull, runs through March 10 and "Mrs. Booths Garden: Photographs by Jack Kotz," a collection of photographs by the Santa Fe, N.M.-based photographer showcasing the changing times and places of Mississippi people and landscape, is March 23 through May 26. For information, call (601) 960-1515 or visit www.msmuseumart.org. March 2 Volunteers are needed to help plant seedlings in Memphis parks. Those interested are invited to meet at the Overton Park golf clubhouse, 2080 Poplar Ave., at 8 a.m. Park Services personnel will supervise the planting. Rain date is March 9, but only if it is pouring rain March 2. Light rain and drizzle are actually ideal conditions for tree planting. For information, or to sign up, call 454-5204. Upcoming events: March 4 Dr. Vivian Pinn, the first full-time director of the Office of Research on Womens Health at the National Institutes of Health, will be the keynote speaker for the Junior Leagues American Dialogue Series sponsored by Baptist Memorial Health Care at 7 p.m. in the lobby of Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women. Pinn will address the topic "Womens Health and Research for the 21st Century." Reservations are suggested due to limited seating. For information or to make reservations, call (800) 4BAPTIST or 227-8478. March 5 BookkeepingSolutions presents "Introduction to QuickBooks" from 8:30 a.m. to noon March 5 and April 2 at the Radisson Inn by the Airport. The company will present "Advanced QuickBooks" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 26 at the Radisson Inn by the Airport. The cost for the introductory class is $97 and for the advanced class, cost is $197. Call 377-2204, for information. March 6 The International Trade Center, in conjunction with the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce, will present an introduction to international trade seminar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A second session will continue the trade series from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. March 13. Visit www.itc-tsbdc.org, for information. March 7 The Downtown Cossitt Branch Library, 33 S. Front St., is the site of the next Friends of the Library discarded book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through March 9. Shoppers can find deals on used books, videos, magazines and films. Proceeds will be used to support the Memphis-Shelby County Public Library & Information Center. For information, call 415-2840. March 11 The Tennessee Association of Realtors spring conference and trade show continues through March 13 at the Marriott Cool Springs Hotel and Conference Center in Franklin, Tenn. The conference is approved for 10 hours of continuing education. For registration information, visit www.tarnet.com/articles/mtgnews.html. March 20 The Marriott Hotel Downtown, 250 N. Main St., is the site of a one-day workshop, "Creative Techniques Using Adobe Photoshop," from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 6 at St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital in Barry Auditorium. The conference is sponsored by the Tennessee Biotechnology Association and the Tennessee Biomedical Engineering Consortium. Registration fees range from $25 to $200 depending on membership and response date. Call 543-3521 for information. April 26 The Tennessee Lawyers Association for Women will sponsor "Electing and Appointing Women to Public Office," from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. The seminar will provide information for women and other under-represented people regarding elective office and political appointments. Becky West, a veteran of many political campaigns, will be a presenter. The event chair is Judge Kay Spaulding Robilio.
PROPERTY SALES 57 94 2,713
MORTGAGES 16 37 1,820
BUILDING PERMITS 303 621 6,322
BANKRUPTCIES 138 138 1,115