VOL. 117 | NO. 50 | Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Court allows Bellevue Inn
Court allows Bellevue Inn
to reopen under strict rules
General Sessions Criminal Court Judge Larry Potter signed a
consent order Monday in which Pravien Patel, owner of the Bellevue Inn, 1250 S.
Bellevue Blvd., admitted to operating a nuisance and is allowed to reopen if
proactive steps are taken to prevent illegal activity, specifically
prostitution, at the motel.
Assistant District Attorneys Bobby Carter and Valerie Smith,
and motel owner representative Rex L. Brasher Jr. approved the order. The owner could be held in contempt of court
if there is any failure to comply with the order, in which case he could be
fined and sent to jail.
The D.A.s office, with the assistance of the Memphis Police
Department Vice and Narcotics Unit and the West Tennessee Violent Crime and
Drug Task Force, closed the Bellevue Feb. 28.
The specific conditions under which the motel may reopen,
include the following: motel rooms may not be rented by the hour or for less
than one rental day; accurate records must be kept at all times of the names of
all motel guests and the manner and amount of payment; the motel shall not rent
rooms to known prostitutes, and owners must post a No Loitering sign on the premises.
heaps of NAMA awards
Archer-Malmo recently took home 48 of 92 prizes, including
two of three Best of Show awards, at the National Agri-Marketing Association
Mid-South/Regional chapters Best of NAMA, which recognizes work in
agricultural communications. All awarded work was for client Valent U.S.A.
Corp., an agricultural chemical supplier in Walnut Creek, Calif.
The awards ceremony, which took place in Memphis, combined the Mid-South
chapter awards with the Region V awards, which includes submissions from
Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky,
Virginia, West Virginia, Louisiana, North and South Carolina.
Archer-Malmo won Best of Show in the advertising and specialty categories; 10
Mid-South merit awards; 19 Mid-South first place awards; eight Regional merit
awards; and 11 Regional first place awards.
Regional award winners will advance to the national competition, which
culminates April 15 in San Diego.
ResortQuest inks GIANTS
as preferred travel supplier
ResortQuest International, a manager of vacation condos,
homes and villas, has reached an agreement with Greater Independent Association
of National Travel Services, or GIANTS, to become a preferred supplier for the
travel agent network.
GIANTS is a member-owned international travel agency
network, which includes about 1,800 qualified locations throughout the United
States and Canada.
Praying for President
hits Memphis shelves
As Americans face the possibility of full-scale war, a
Memphis author has released Praying for the President: A Daily Guide of
Scripture and Prayer.
Author Dr. Pauline Jones Hord said the book offers 365 daily
devotions specifically written for the spiritual support and encouragement of
The book is available for purchase online at
www.prayingforthepresident.com and at Cokesbury Books, 6150 Poplar Ave. For
more information, call Master Design, 309-9655.