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VOL. 122 | NO. 59 | Thursday, March 29, 2007


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The Memphis Leadership Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary through Saturday. The Leaders for All Gala Banquet Dinner will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at The Peabody Hotel. For tickets, call 729-2931.

The Memphis Regional Chamber hosts a breakfast forum today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Call Tunga Lee at 543-3571 for more information or to register.

The Memphis Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society hosts Raymond J. LaJeunesse Jr., legal director of the National Right to Work Foundation, today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. The cost is $20 for Federalist Society members and $25 for nonmembers. For reservations, call 526-0431 or e-mail ggrisham@weintraubstock.com.

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host a workshop titled "Communicating for Change," an event that covers steps in planning for and implementing communications and media for nonprofit organizations, Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Assisi Foundation of Memphis Inc., 515 Erin Drive. Cost is $75 for members and $115 for nonmembers. To register or obtain information, call 684-6605.

The South Main Historic Arts District hosts the monthly Art Trolley Tour from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Attendees may take free trolley rides between the galleries and stores along South Main Street.

Rhodes College hosts the Southern Literary Festival Friday and Saturday. Poet Dave Smith will read Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tina Barr, Marshall Boswell and Stephen Schottenfeld will read Saturday at 10 a.m., and Beth Ann Fennelly, Tom Franklin and Rich Lyons will follow at 11:15 a.m. All events will take place in the Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall. All readings are free and open to the public. Call 843-3470 for more information.

The Tennessee Child Care Facilities Corp. holds a workshop giving step-by-step instructions for writing grants. "Grant Writing 101" will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Norris Road Church of Christ, 1055 Norris Road. The cost is $35 per person and includes lunch. To register, call 615-532-0936.

The Germantown Business Builders holds a real estate seminar titled "Women on the Move" Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Covenant Escrow Services, 9056 Stone Walk Place. Cost to attend is $5 and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call 794-4438 or 363-9217.

The Beloved Community hosts a series of events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday through Wednesday at various locations. The event kicks off Saturday at 9 a.m. at 485 Beale St. For a complete list of events, call Henri Brooks at 857-6443.

The Design Review Board holds its monthly meeting Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the Center City Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St.

PROPERTY SALES 51 328 20,960
MORTGAGES 58 387 24,132
BUILDING PERMITS 170 842 43,435
BANKRUPTCIES 50 288 13,468