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VOL. 116 | NO. 162 | Wednesday, August 21, 2002

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David A. Darrohn was appointed general manager in Memphis XO Communications office. As general manager, Darrohn will direct the sales and service staff in the region. Prior to joining XO, he was vice president and general manager for Time Warner Telecom. He earned a bachelors degree from the University of the South.


Craig Marshall, Hampton Inn and Suites at Peabody Place general manager, was chosen Peabody Hotel Group General Manager of the Year 2001. The Hampton Inn, opened in 2000, was designated Peabody Hotel Group Hotel of the Year 2001. These awards were given at the culmination of a successful year at the hotel, which, among other achievements, was recently ranked No. 6 in the world in its designation by Hilton Hotel Corp., franchisers of the Hampton Inn & Suites brand. The hotel won the 2001 Hampton Pride Award for Excellence from Hilton Hotels Corp. and is a member of Hampton brands Circle of Excellence.


Silas Harris, Peabody Memphis director of guest services, received the 2002 Stars Award-Outstanding Manager of the Year from the Tennessee Hotel & Lodging Association. He began his Peabody career in 1957 as an elevator operator. He will accept the award at the TH&LA annual convention in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 5.


Beverly Brooks, Dennis Johnson, George Kirby May and Walter Chris Scruggs were hired as assistant district attorneys by District Attorney Bill Gibbons. Brooks is a graduate of George Mason University law school. She was an assistant district attorney in Suffolk, Va. She now is handling cases in general sessions criminal court. Johnson earned a law degree from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. He was in private practice before joining the office. He is assigned to general sessions criminal court. May earned a law degree from the University of Mississippi. He was a judicial law clerk in Meridian, Miss., before joining the staff here. He will prosecute cases in general sessions criminal court. Scruggs earned a law degree from the Nashville School of Law. Prior to joining the staff, he was an assistant district attorney in Greene County, Tenn. He is assigned as an assistant in criminal court.


Dr. Lawrence J. Hak, professor of clinical pharmacy at the UT Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, will represent the Memphis campus on the UT board of trustees. He also was appointed to standing committees including the academic programs and planning committee, the advancement and outreach committee, and the faculty and student council. Hak is president of the faculty senate. He earned bachelors and doctoral degrees from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He joined UT from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991.


Russell Wigginton, a Rhodes College history faculty member, was appointed as special assistant to the president for community relations, a newly created position. During 2000-2001, Wigginton led a presidential initiative examining ways to increase Rhodes connection with Memphis. He earned a bachelors degree at Rhodes, and masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois.

PROPERTY SALES 85 205 21,165
MORTGAGES 76 206 24,338
BUILDING PERMITS 183 321 43,755
BANKRUPTCIES 48 92 13,560