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VOL. 117 | NO. 152 | Wednesday, August 27, 2003

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<rphoto> Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse has been sworn in as the 33rd chairperson of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Ass

Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse was sworn in as the 33rd chair of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Association at the associations annual convention. Dorse is judge of City Court Division 1 and administrative judge of the City of Memphis Municipal Courts. She earned a bachelors degree from Clark Atlanta University and a law degree from the University of Memphis.


Dave Ingram joined Buchart-Horn Inc. as senior staff aviation planner. Ingram previously worked as assistant vice president of planning, design and construction at Nashville International Airport. Ingram, a 21-year Air Force veteran, earned an associates degree in air traffic control from the Community College of the Air Force and bachelors and masters degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


Rev. Robert Earl Jones was named to the board of directors of Youth Villages. Jones, ordained minister of Hill Chapel Missionary Church, is the western regional president of the Tennessee Baptist Missionary & Education Convention. This year, he was appointed by Gov. Phil Bredesen to the Ministerial Advisory Board.


The Tennessee Aeronautics Commission presented Millington Municipal Airport with an Aviation Award of Excellence for Most Improved Airport because it now complies with all Federal Aviation Administration standards. The airport received the award because it installed a high-intensity runway lighting system and built a 3,000-square-foot terminal. In addition, the facility received the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Developments Front Door Award recognizing facilities and services that reflect community pride and commitment to quality for the second consecutive year.


The Tennessee Aeronautics Commission presented Larry D. Cox with an Aviation Award of Excellence for Career Contributions to Aviation. Cox is president and chief executive officer of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. He is a general aviation pilot and holds a commercial license. He served three years on active duty in the Air Force as a transportation officer, and earned bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Memphis.


Chris W. Dotson joined the Downtown office of Farris Mathews Branan Bobango & Hellen PLC as an associate. Dotson is an adjunct professor at the University of Memphis School of Law and a former assistant district attorney for Shelby County. He earned a bachelors degree from Vanderbilt University and a law degree from the University of Memphis.


Linda Eller was awarded the Apple Distinguished Educator Award by Apple Computers. Eller is a 25-year veteran of Memphis City Schools. She was nominated for creating the iMovie Institute, which uses digital storytelling to convey curriculum content to students. As an ADE winner, she is documenting her work with an iMovie to be used on the Apple Web site. She has worked at Raineshaven, Gardenview, Idlewild and Newberry elementary schools with grades 1-6 and as a school technology coordinator.


M. Jess Ossorio joined Olive Branch, Miss.-based Utley Properties as a sales and leasing agent. Ossorio worked 12 years in commercial real estate and also previously worked for Adams Keegan Inc., a professional employers organization. He earned a bachelors degree from the University of Memphis.


Shelby County Sheriff Mark Luttrell will honor 21 Shelby County Sheriffs Office employees who are serving or have recently served in active military duty. Six employees still on active duty are Rahim Barret, Timothy R. Burton, Eric Heard, Byron B. Jasper Vicki L. Strong and Isaac Williams. Other employees being honored for military duty are Carlos Q. Atkins, Christopher Baker, Kenneth A. Boykin, Lois A. Bryant, George W. Catron, David D. Davis, John D. Garcia, Marcus L. Harts, Vernon P. Hunter, Glenn M. Moore, Gregory A. Rainey, Richard Snodgrass, Dennis Tillman, Darryl L. Wherry and Donald L. Williams.


Larry J. Smith was named director of the Shelby County Environmental Improvement Commission. Smith announced he is giving up his current position as executive director of the Wolf River Conservancy, which he helped form in 1985. He earned bachelors and law degrees from the University of Memphis. Eileen Segal was named interim executive director of the conservancy until a permanent director is named next month.


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PROPERTY SALES 69 163 12,921
MORTGAGES 35 85 8,088
BUILDING PERMITS 109 531 30,465
BANKRUPTCIES 18 85 6,149