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VOL. 121 | NO. 173 | Friday, September 1, 2006

Construction Firm Moves Ahead With Plans for Downtown Law School

It's official: Bell & Associates Construction LP has been named the construction manager/general contractor for renovations that will convert the Memphis post office and former U.S. Customs House building on Front Street into a home for the University of Memphis' Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

Mulroy to be Sworn in as County Commissioner Today

Hanging next to the door in Steve Mulroy's office in the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis is a drawing of a tiger and a monkey on bright yellow paper.

U of M's Sagrestano Has Something to CROW About

When Dr. Lynda Sagrestano began the women's studies certificate program during her freshman year at The University of California, Berkeley, in 1990, it affected more than just her education. It affected her personally, and very deeply.

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Hard to See it Now, But New Orleans Will Rebound in Time

When I think of New Orleans, or at least the way it must have been before Hurricane Katrina, I picture historic cemeteries with moss-covered angels and penitent saints, solemn in their perpetual mourning.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 92 280 9,849
MORTGAGES 105 287 11,601
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 11 39 1,673
BUILDING PERMITS 247 575 20,885
BANKRUPTCIES 44 163 6,600
BUSINESS LICENSES 38 90 3,529
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 30 109 4,092
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 79 2,258

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