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VOL. 116 | NO. 63 | Monday, April 1, 2002

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Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events April 1-April 7 April 1 Consumer Credit Counseling Service hosts a free workshop on building a budget from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at CCCS main office, 2430 Poplar Ave. Call 323-4909, Ext. 1313. Mississippi Museum of Art, 201 E. Pascagoula St. in Jackson, Miss., presents Ms. Booths Garden: Photographs by Jack Kotz, a collection of photographs by Santa Fe-based photographer Jack Kotz showcasing the changing times and places of Mississippis people and landscape, through May 26 and Passionate Observer: Eudora Welty among Artists of the Thirties, featuring photographs by Mississippi icon Eudora Welty exhibited alongside the work of artists of the 1930s including Walter Anderson, William Hollingsworth, Marie Hull, Thomas Hart Benton and Walker Evans, April 6 through June 30. For more information, call (601) 960-1515 or visit www.msmuseumart.org. April 2 The Mississippi E-Government Conference and Training Session is set for the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Jackson, Miss. For information, call 960-3612 or visit www.cit.ms. Don Pearson, e-government expert and executive vice president and publisher of Government Technology magazine is the luncheon speaker. BookkeepingSolutions presents "Introduction to QuickBooks" from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Radisson Inn by the Airport. The cost is $197. Call 377-2204, for information. April 3 Memphis Area Association of Realtors members are invited to attend the Youth Villages Open House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Youth Villages' Boys Town Campus, 7410 Memphis-Arlington Road. For information, call 818-2423. Memphis Grizzlies majority owner Michael Heisley is the speaker at the monthly membership meeting of the Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America at 11:45 a.m. at the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management on the campus of the University of Memphis. The Memphis chapter PRSA's monthly meetings are free to members and $25 for non-members. Call Samantha Jernigan, 737-5295, to reserve a seat. 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 4 Fogelman Executive Center hosts a two-day institute regarding Equal Employment Opportunity Law April 4-5, presented by the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. Registration is $125 per day or $200 for the two-day package or $95 and $150 discounted rates for government and academic registrants. Lunch is included both days. To register, call the ABA, (312) 988-5813. Upcoming events: April 8 The Shelby County Republican Women's Club invited 19 Republican County Commission candidates for districts 1, 3, 4 and 5 to speak at the club's meeting. The program begins at 11 a.m. at The Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. The public is invited to attend. Lunch is $15 following the program and is by reservation only. Call Freddie Ashley-Smith, 524-1082 by Wednesday for luncheon seating. The LeMoyne-Owen College Community Development Corp. will host its first tri-state Violence Prevention Conference through April 10, at the Holiday Inn Select, 2240 Democrat Road. The conference will heighten awareness of issues surrounding violence against women on campuses. Speakers include Memphis Police Director Walter Crews. The cost, which includes all workshops, luncheon and the banquet, is $100. Scholarships and discounts are available, and the workshops are free for students. For information, call 942-7396. April 10 The Memphis Experts, three nationally recognized professional speakers, present their second professional development seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Plaza Club. The seminar will cover marketing and public relations issues for professionals who do business in the Mid-South. The cost is $119 and includes a ticket to the Redbirds first afternoon game against the Sacramento Rivercats. Call 276-0200, for information. April 11 Memphis Bar Association present a video replay of "Health Plans, HIPAA and COBRA Update" at noon in the MBA conference room, One Commerce Square, Suite 1050. The seminar is designed to provide updates on medical privacy regulations, recent Supreme Court cases and cafeteria plans. To register, call American Law Institute-American Bar Association at (800) CLE-NEWS. April 15 Consumer Credit Counseling Service hosts a free workshop on using credit and credit cards from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at CCCS main office, 2430 Poplar Ave. Call 323-4909, Ext. 1313. April 17 Greater Memphis Association for Quality and the American Society for Quality, Memphis chapter present "Dont just survive, out-perform the competition by using the Baldrige Core Values and Criteria" at a two-day workshop April 17-18 at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center, 330 DeLoach St. on the University of Memphis campus. Cost is $349 per person, $299 for GMAQ and ASQ members and $249 per person for four or more from the same company. Call Jim Lippy, 678-4268, for registration. 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 97 410 20,632
MORTGAGES 116 472 23,745
BUILDING PERMITS 227 1,085 42,594
BANKRUPTCIES 60 300 13,180