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VOL. 122 | NO. 21 | Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Events

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The David Lusk Gallery presents "John Torina: Path Into the Wilderness" through Feb. 24 at 4540 Poplar Ave. For more information, call the gallery at 767-3800.

The Eclectic Eye in Midtown presents "Life As I See It," an exhibit by Tom Clifton, through March 1 at 242 South Cooper St. For more information, call 276-EYES (3937).

The Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women hosts free community seminars throughout February as part of its Dr. Sam P. Patterson Library Seminar Series. The series addresses women's health and wellness issues. Reservations are required and can be made Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling 800-4-BAPTIST or 227-8478.

Rhodes College hosts Dr. Russell Wigginton, author of "The Strange Career of the Black Athlete," Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center. Wigginton, the second speaker of the Rhodes College Sports and Society Lecture Series, will draw on sports to discuss the history of race relations in America. A book signing will follow the discussion. For more information, call Rhodes professor Michael Nelson at 843-3879.

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art hosts "Marti Gras," a tribute to Creole culture, art and food, Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 1934 Poplar Ave. The event includes a tour of Maritza Davila's exhibit "Cityscapes and Country Views: America through Prints 1900-1955" at 7 p.m. Admission is free for members and $6 for non-members. Call 544-6209 for more information.

The Design Review Board meets Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Center City Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Call 575-0540 for details.

Talk Shoppe presents "Understanding the Reality of Your Financial Future" Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau, 3693 Tyndale (one block east of Forest Hill-Irene Road off Winchester Road). Admission is free. Contact Jo Garner at 759-7808.

The Downtown Parking Authority will meet Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Center City Commission (CCC) conference room at 114 N. Main St. Call Nicole Hernandez at 575-0542 or the CCC at 575-0540 for more information.

The Mid-South Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) meets Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, 1900 Union Ave. There will be a panel discussion on "How Journalists Can Better Handle PR Requests." Panelists will include PRSA Communicator of the Year and FBI Memphis Division special agent My Harrison, and Bob Phillips, vice president and account supervisor at Thompson & Co. Marketing Communications. Contact Rosalind Guy at 528-8622 or rguy@memphisdailynews.com for reservations.

Friends of the Poplar-White Station Branch Library present Dr. Ben Dyson, associate professor in the University of Memphis' College of Education, as part of its Second Thursday Community Lecture Series on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Dyson will discuss "Physical Education and Physical Activity: Hear What you Need to Know." For more information, call 682-1616.

The Memphis Lawyer's chapter of the Federalist Society presents the debate "Taking it Off or Closing it Down: Public Policy, Legal and Constitutional Arguments For and Against the Existence of Adult Entertainment Clubs" Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grille 83, 83 Madison Ave. The debate will be moderated by the Honorable Karen R. Williams, Circuit Court Judge for the 30th Judicial District of Tennessee, Division 3. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Contact Greg Grisham at 526-0431 or ggrisham@weintraubstock.com for reservations.

The Society of Entrepreneurs hosts the Entrepreneurs Roundtable on Thursday at 12 p.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Fred Jones Jr., CEO of Summitt Management Corp., the Southern Heritage Classic and owner/limited partner of the Memphis Grizzlies, is the guest speaker. Cost is $25. Reservation deadline is today at 5 p.m. Call 682-9920 or visit www.soememphis.com for more information.

The Memphis Regional Chamber hosts a breakfast forum Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Charles Burkett, president of First Tennessee and 2007 chair of the Memphis Regional Chamber, is the guest speaker. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Registration is available through www.memphischamber.com. Call Tunga Lee at 543-3571 or e-mail tlee@memphischamber.com for more information.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 38 38 20,670
MORTGAGES 45 45 23,790
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 3,047
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