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VOL. 122 | NO. 248 | Monday, December 31, 2007

Herenton To Take Oath Tuesday

Mayor Willie Herenton will kick off his fifth term in office Tuesday.

Corker One of Last to Meet With Bhutto Before Assassination

One month after her return to Pakistan following eight years in self-imposed exile, former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto met with a U.S. Congressional delegation that included Tennessee's freshman Republican Sen. Bob Corker.

O'Connor Uses Sales Techniques to Collect On Delinquent Accounts

Typically, the mention of a bill collector brings to mind an image of a debtor huddling over a telephone in the shadows checking a caller ID screen or just trying to avoid the ever-vigilant caller altogether.

Off the Job

New Suit Filed Against Morgan Keegan, Others

The number of angry investors who have lost money recently in one or more of a group of Regions Morgan Keegan mutual funds - and who are itching for a legal battle because of it - is growing.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
85.0°F
Partly Cloudy
Wind: South at 6.9 mph
Humidity: 65%

EVENTS

The 83 Lounge will host its New Year's Celebration today at The Madison Hotel, 79 Madison Ave. Amy Lavere and the Tramps will perform and hors d'oeuvres, an ice-carved martini luge bar and a champagne toast will all be provided. Cost is $83 per person, and reservations are required by calling 333-1200.

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Trucking Shipments Rise in November

WASHINGTON (AP) - Total goods shipped by truck in the U.S. rose 3.3 percent last month from a year earlier, but the trucking industry's trade association remained pessimistic about next year's outlook because of the slowing economy.

New Laws Include Food Tax Cut, Enhanced Gun Crime Enforcement

NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennesseans can ring in the new year by celebrating a tax cut - one that amounts to about $6.80 per person per year.

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PROPERTY SALES 52 374 8,123
MORTGAGES 52 433 9,632
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 22 103 1,461
BUILDING PERMITS 218 906 17,513
BANKRUPTCIES 45 252 5,658
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 143 3,091
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 24 152 3,402
MARRIAGE LICENSES 38 158 1,846

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