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VOL. 122 | NO. 176 | Wednesday, September 19, 2007


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The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host its "Researching Grant Funding" workshop today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the alliance office, 606 S. Mendenhall Road, Suite 108. The event is $65 for members, $55 for participants in the Alliance's Program for Nonprofit Excellence and $99 for nonmembers. Call Nancy McGee at 684-6605 for more information.

The Center City Development Corp. board of directors will meet today at 9 a.m. in the Center City Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St.

Talk Shoppe will be today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. The topic is "Cost-Effective Advertising in Today's Ever-Changing Media Landscape" with Dan Hoag, marketing information manager with The Commercial Appeal. For more information, contact Jo Garner at jo.garner@comcast.net.

The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will host its monthly luncheon today from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. The event is free for members and $25 for nonmembers. RSVP by calling 937-5532 or e-mail smsofmidsouth@comcast.net.

The University of Memphis will host John Yoo, professor of law at the University of California at Berkeley, today from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 252 of the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 3715 Central Ave. Yoo will speak about the presidential powers in the Bush administration. To register, contact Greg Grisham at 526-0431 or e-mail ggrisham@weintraubstock.com. The event is free and open to the public.

The American Red Cross will be holding blood drives across the area through the month of September to fulfill much-needed blood quotas. A drive will be held today from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at FedEx World Technology Center, 50 FedEx Parkway. For more information, call 501-614-4400.

The Law Enforcement Task Force Committee will meet today at 1 p.m. in the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St., in the fourth floor conference room. For information, contact Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

The Institute of Management Accountants - Memphis Chapter will hold its monthly Technical Session Thursday at 11:45 a.m. in the Medallion Restaurant in the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. The event is $20. For reservations or more information, visit www.imamemphis.org.

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will host a roundtable discussion titled "Willfulness, Preliminary Injunctions, Scope of Waiver and the Role of Opinions Post-Seagate" Thursday at noon at Baker Donelson's office at 165 Madison Ave., 20th floor.
The event is free and lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, contact Nicolette Bethel at 577-2328 or nbethel@bakerdonelson.com.

The Pink Palace Museum will host two sessions of a Financial Empowerment Seminar Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. The event is $10. Reservations are required due to limited seating. Call 367-9700 to RSVP.

The Economic Club of Memphis Thursday will host George Abercrombie, president and CEO of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., who will speak about how to develop pandemic preparedness plans in the event of an avian flu outbreak. The event is at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. For more information, contact Marah Binder at 212-468-4258.

The American Society for Training and Development will host a one-day conference for learning and networking Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Cost to attend is $30. Visit www.astdmemphis.org for more information.

Action News 5 will sponsor a live debate for the Memphis mayoral candidates Friday at 7 p.m. on WMC TV-5. Action News 5 anchors Joe Birch and Donna Davis will moderate. Candidates Carol Chumney, Herman Morris Jr., John Willingham and Incumbent Willie Herenton have been invited to the debate.

PROPERTY SALES 74 74 17,458
MORTGAGES 93 93 20,128
BUILDING PERMITS 126 126 36,072
BANKRUPTCIES 63 63 11,227