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VOL. 124 | NO. 54 | Thursday, March 19, 2009


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The University of Phoenix will host a “Tough Times” workshop today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Memphis campus, 65 Germantown Court, Suite 100. The workshop topics will include resume writing, financial planning and living on a budget. The workshop is free. To register, call 522-6865.

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners EOC Appeals Board will meet today at 11 a.m. in the fourth floor committee room of the Shelby County Administration building, 140 N. Main St. The Beer Board will meet at 2 p.m. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.

The Institute of Management Accountants-Memphis Chapter will hold its monthly Technical Session today at 11:45 a.m. in the Medallion Restaurant of the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Greg Noonan will speak on the topic “Keys to Project Management Success.” Cost is $20 to attend. For reservations, visit www.imamemphis.org.

The Cotton Museum will host Jack Eaton, who will present “The Poems of Jack Eaton” today at noon at the Memphis Cotton Exchange, 65 Union Ave. The event is part of the organization’s Brown Bag Series and is free. For more information, call 531-7826.

The Germantown Performing Arts Centre will host a screening of “La Vie En Rose,” the 2007 film about French singer Edith Piaf, today at 7 p.m. at the performing arts center, 1801 Exeter Road. To reserve a seat, contact Emily Hefley at 751-7665 or Hefley@gpacweb.com. Light appetizers will be provided.

The University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts will host the William R. Eubanks Distinguished Lecture Series today at 7 p.m. at the Fogelman Executive Center, Room 123 on campus. Interior designer Jennifer Garrigues will speak. Garrigues has worked with designers Jean Muir, Christian Dior, James Galanos and Hanae Mori. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will precede the lecture at 6 p.m. For more information, call 678-4164.

Memphis Invest will hold a property buying conference Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at its in-house training center, 130 Timber Creek Drive. The conference is free and seating is limited. To register, call 751-7191 or e-mail cjwhenderson@yahoo.com.

Christian Brothers University will host a reception for “The Lost Scrolls of Poverty: Prayer Cloths and Altarpieces” featuring the art of Nancy Wellington Bookhart Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery on campus. In addition, the Memphis Camera Club will display a collection of photographs by members. The exhibit will run through May 1.

The Hot Property on Page 5 of Wednesday’s edition of The Daily News contained an error. The holder of the defaulted loan for the Summer Commons retail center at 5124 Summer Ave was NATIXIS Real Estate Capital Inc., not Norton S. Karno, trustee of the Norton S. Karno Employees Retirement Plan and Trust, dated Feb. 24, 2006, as reported. The Daily News regrets the error.

PROPERTY SALES 120 120 16,027
MORTGAGES 64 64 9,986
BUILDING PERMITS 203 206 38,142
BANKRUPTCIES 21 28 7,500