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VOL. 118 | NO. 91 | Monday, May 24, 2004

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HUD Presents Session on HOME Program

May 24

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development presents Basic HOME Training from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through May 26 at the Renaissance Center, 555 Beale St. The program discusses the basics of the HOME program for community and faith-based organizations. Contact Teresa Thompson as (865) 545-4400 for details.


U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. and Senior Services present Understanding the New Medicare Discount Drug Card at noon at the South Memphis Senior Center, 1620 Marjorie St., and at 3 p.m. at the Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Call 544-4131.


The Memphis Area Association of Realtors presents a broker forum and reception at 3 p.m. in the Martin Edwards Jr. Education Center at the MAAR offices, 6393 Poplar Ave. A wine and cheese reception starts at 4:30 p.m. Call 818-2428 for reservations.


May 25

The Memphis Bar Association presents an alcohol and drug abuse treatment seminar from noon to 1 p.m. at Serenity Recovery Centers Inc., 1094 Poplar Ave. Registration and lunch begin at 11:45 a.m. Call 527-3573 or visit www.memphisbar.org to register.


The Memphis Rotary Club hosts U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., at noon at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, Ballroom A, 255 N. Main Street. Call (202) 224-8816.


May 27

The Memphis Regional Chamber hosts a breakfast forum from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select-Airport, 2240 Democrat Road. Commissioner Kenneth Robinson of the Tennessee Department of Health is the guest speaker. Cost is $15 for members; $25 for non-members. Call 543-3571.


The Collierville Chamber of Commerce hosts an expo committee meeting at 9 a.m. at Baptist Hospital-Collierville, 1500 W. Poplar Ave. Call 853-1949.


The Memphis Advertising Federation meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. CBS Sports announcer Gary McCord and Emmy award-winning CBS Sports producer Lance Barrow are the guest speakers. Admission is free for AdFed members; $25 for guests. Call 725-6231 for reservations.


The Memphis Regional Chamber and the Womens Foundation for a Greater Memphis host U.S. Sen. Blanche Lambert Lincoln, D-Ark., as a part of Frontline Politics 101 at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Admission is $200 for Chamber members; $250 for non-members. Call 543-3532 to register.


May 29

Southwest Tennessee Community College hosts an exotic bird fair and supply sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 29 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 30 at the colleges Macon campus, 5983 Macon Cove. Call 878-1307.


FedEx Corp., AutoZone Inc. and the Memphis Redbirds sponsor a ceremony at noon at AutoZone Park, 200 Union Ave., to celebrate the dedication of the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Memphis is one of five nationally sanctioned sites to receive a simulcast of the dedication ceremonies. The U.S. Postal Service will unveil a National World War II Memorial postage stamp during the ceremony. Admission is free for WWII veterans; $10 for others. Call 721-6000.


May 30

The St. Jude Open Bass Classic takes place at Sardis Reservoir near Sardis, Miss. Cost for a two-person team is $250. Call Dennis Morlok at (662) 781-9201.


Upcoming Events:

June 1

The Food Banks 13th annual Operation Feed food drive begins June 1 and runs through July 16. Companies and organizations throughout the Mid-South are encouraged to collect The Food Banks most needed food items. Individual company campaigns typically last one to two weeks. Call 527-0841 to participate.


PROPERTY SALES 81 201 16,108
MORTGAGES 40 104 10,026
BUILDING PERMITS 130 336 38,272
BANKRUPTCIES 28 56 7,528