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VOL. 122 | NO. 164 | Thursday, August 30, 2007

Events

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The Memphis Regional Chamber will host its Breakfast Forum today from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The university's new dean of business, Dr. Rajiv Grover, will speak. The event is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. RSVP to Tunga Lee at 543-3571 or tlee@memphischamber.com.

The Memphis Landmarks Commission will meet today at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chamber of City Hall, 125 N. Main St., to discuss proposed nominations to add and remove locations from the National Register of Historic Places. For an agenda or more information, call 576-7191.

The Tennessee Nurses Association will host The Nurses Sixth Annual Legislative Forum 2007 today from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Meeting Room C of the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The topic will be "Healthcare Crisis in Tennessee: A Nursing Perspective." RSVP to Constance McCarter, 516-2567 or mccartc@methodisthealth.org, or to Suzy Scott-Williams, 378-4250 or susie.scott-williams@va.gov.

The Community Development Council will host a "Forum for City Council Super District Candidates" for District 9 today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Memphis City School Board Auditorium, 2597 Avery Ave. In addition to a local voting district, everyone in Memphis is also part of a "super district," each of which covers half the city and is represented by three city council members. For more information, call 725-8361 or e-mail info@memphiscommunitydevelopment.com.

The Southern Business Education Association Worldwide presents "My CEO! Salsa Night" Friday at 8 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Networking, business events and upcoming seminar information will be available, as will a free one-hour salsa instruction and salsa dancing. For more information, call Stephanie Anderson at 690-2831.

Main Street Collierville and Leadership Collierville will hold the first Blues & BBQ event Friday from noon to 5 p.m. at 125 N. Rowlett St. in Collierville. Cost for the
luncheon is $30. For more information, call 853-1666.

The Center for Southern Folklore will present the 20th Annual Memphis Music & Heritage Festival Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on South Main Street at Peabody Place Downtown. Admission is free, although "Friends of the Festival" tickets are available for up-front seating and other amenities. Call 323-8766 or 525-3655 for more information.

"If Walls Could Talk," a weekly series on HGTV, is seeking local homeowners to feature on the show. Each episode tells stories of homeowners who moved into an older home and made remarkable historical discoveries in basements, attics, walls or anywhere in the home. Old letters, photos, antiques and books are examples of some historically interesting pieces. The show's producers plan to be in the Memphis area in September. For more information, contact Jason Mercado at
303-712-3109 or e-mail jmercado@highnoonentertainment.com.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 91 158 16,219
MORTGAGES 98 179 18,735
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 13 36 2,497
BUILDING PERMITS 136 349 33,738
BANKRUPTCIES 63 115 10,429
BUSINESS LICENSES 30 47 5,350
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 24 53 6,326
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 52 3,563