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VOL. 121 | NO. 246 | Thursday, December 21, 2006

Events

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The Memphis Landmarks Commission holds a meeting today at 5 p.m. on the council chamber's main floor at Memphis City Hall, 125 N. Main St. For more information, call 576-7191.

Joe "Santa Claus" Farris makes his 90th visit to the children at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital today at 9:30 a.m. in the Danny Thomas/ALSAC Pavilion at 332 N. Lauderdale St. Farris also will present a check to the hospital. For more information, call 578-2421.

The Mid-South Association of Contingency Planners meets Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. at Memphis Light, Gas & Water's Joyce M. Blackmon Training Center, 4949 Raleigh LaGrange Road. Discussion topic is "Introduction to FEMA's Incident Management System," as well as a business continuity/disaster recovery planning overview and a preview of the Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI). For more information, call 729-8951 for reservations.

The Tennessee Department of Education hosts two workshops in January for organizations interested in providing academic assistance to students entitled to supplemental educational services under the No Child Left Behind Act. Under the law, students from low-income families enrolled in a school that does not meet performance standards for three consecutive years are eligible for free tutoring or other academic help. On Jan. 18, the workshop will be held in Nashville from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The second workshop held on Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. will be teleconferenced via WebEx. For more information, contact Carol Groppel at 615-253-5206 or carol.groppel@state.tn.us.

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art hosts a selection of works from the permanent collection of Carl Gutherz at the museum, 1934 Poplar Ave., through Jan. 15. Gutherz, a Swiss-born American artist, was among the small group of Tennessee painters who moved to Paris during the last quarter of the 19th century. For more information, visit www.brooksmuseum.org.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 38 38 20,670
MORTGAGES 45 45 23,790
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 24 24 3,071
BUILDING PERMITS 187 187 42,781
BANKRUPTCIES 57 57 13,237
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 23 6,645
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 30 7,819
MARRIAGE LICENSES 27 27 4,670