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VOL. 123 | NO. 71 | Thursday, April 10, 2008

Just a Matter of Time

Though residential sales are down, something's got to give eventually, observers say

David Goodwin Jr. is a veteran real estate developer and the fifth generation of his family to go into the development business.

Ford & Harrison Launches Billable-Friendly Training

Very few people become attorneys because they long to delve into the intricacies of billable hours.

Harris Shelton's Young Set to Graduate From Leadership Forum

Second-year attorney Margaret Young never had a thunderbolt moment when she knew she wanted to become an attorney. Instead, while she was working as director of marketing for Ewing Moving Service Inc., she decided she should be doing something "bigger" with her life.

Lawson Ponders Setting Record Straight About MLK and Memphis

Forty years after he invited Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to come to Memphis in support of striking sanitation workers, the Rev. James Lawson now feels the need to correct some parts of the story that ended with King's assassination on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel.

Transformation Ctr. Awaits Move, Expansion

Chip Smith, CEO of Transformation Center of Memphis, said you can fill Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium with all the women who die from eating-related disorders in one year. Eating disorders also are the No. 1 cause of death for women younger than 25, he said.

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EVENTS

The Society of Entrepreneurs' lunch and discussion will be held today at noon at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., ninth floor. Attorney Alan G. Crone will speak about "Non-competes, Trade Secret Prohibition and Intellectual Property." The cost is $25 and reservations should be made by contacting Pearson Crutcher at 682-9920 or pearson@soememphis.com.

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Some Fed Policymakers Worried About 'Prolonged and Severe' Economic Downturn

WASHINGTON (AP) - Worries about a deep recession - not a shallow one - drove Federal Reserve policymakers to slash a key interest rate last month, meeting minutes show.

Int'l Paper CEO '07 Pay Package Eases to $10.7M as Demand Falls

NASHVILLE (AP) - International Paper Co.'s chief executive received compensation valued at nearly $10.7 million in 2007, when the Memphis-based company saw a decline in demand for its paper and wood products in North America, a regulatory filing showed Tuesday.

Fed to Auction Another $50 Billion in Treasury Securities

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it will auction an additional $50 billion in super-safe Treasury securities to big investment firms, part of an effort to ease problems in credit markets.

House Drops Secretary of State From Statewide Elections Measure

NASHVILLE (AP) - A House subcommittee has stripped the secretary of state out of a proposal to create more popularly elected positions in Tennessee.

Tenn. AG: Pay Ban for Illegal Immigrants Unconstitutional

NASHVILLE (AP) - The state attorney general has issued a legal opinion that a legislative proposal to make it a crime for illegal immigrants to accept pay for work done in Tennessee is unconstitutional.

House Panel Adds Fees, Notification to Open Records Proposal

NASHVILLE (AP) - Larger cities would get more time to respond to public records requests and people would have to pay for any search that takes longer than an hour under changes made to an open records bill in a House subcommittee on Wednesday.

Advancing Bill Would Offer Lottery Scholarships to Veterans

NASHVILLE (AP) - Honorably discharged Iraq and Afghanistan veterans could use lottery funds to attend school under legislation advancing in the Senate.

Hooks, Chuchwell Face Federal Court Appearances

Former Memphis City School board member Michael Hooks Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to a month in prison for a consulting contract he had with the Juvenile Court Clerk’s office.As Hooks was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Breen, a player in another political corruption case was pleading guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Bernice Donald.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 119 482 10,051
MORTGAGES 119 497 11,811
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 29 82 1,716
BUILDING PERMITS 268 1,056 21,366
BANKRUPTCIES 50 263 6,700
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 151 3,584
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 33 172 4,155
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 111 2,290

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