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VOL. 123 | NO. 66 | Thursday, April 3, 2008

GMAC Dismissed From Hyneman-Bud Davis Cadillac Suit

GMAC Financial Services Corp., the auto loan company sued late last year along with Bud Davis Cadillac Inc. by wealthy Memphis real estate developer Rusty Hyneman, has been dismissed as a defendant in the case.

Law School For Journalists to Focus On King, Civil Rights

It is one of the last pictures taken of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Baker Donelson Shareholder Discusses Employment, Civil Rights Law

Maurice Wexler, a shareholder at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz PC, has witnessed many changes in the law since he began practicing in 1964. Wexler, who concentrates his practice on labor and employment law, didn't deal much with employment law in the beginning; it didn't exist.

Herenton Wants Schools System Any Way he Can Get It

Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton will take ideas for changing the Memphis City Schools system to the City Council next month.

Bill to Lower Blood Alcohol Content Advances in Senate

NASHVILLE (AP) - A proposal to lower the blood alcohol content required for a person to be guilty of extreme drunken driving is among several DUI bills slowly moving in the Legislature.

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EVENTS

The Mid-South Area Business Travel Association (MSA-BTA) will meet today from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, 6245 Poplar Ave. Ollie Mannino, president and owner of Associates Consulting and Training Services, will be the featured speaker. The cost is $20 for MSA-BTA members and $30 for nonmembers. To register, visit www.msabta.com.

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Bredesen Tells Lawmakers to be Flexible Amid Budget Crunch

NASHVILLE (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen says he and lawmakers need to stay flexible on their budget priorities until the extent of the state's financial struggles becomes clear.

U.S. Senate Leaders Agree on Bill to Ease Housing Crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) - Momentum built Wednesday for a bipartisan Senate bill designed to ease the slumping housing market and help millions of families threatened by foreclosure, though economists are skeptical that it will help much.

Home Loans Not Backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Hard to Come By, Q1 Report Shows

NEW YORK (AP) - Home buyers and homeowners who have bad credit or live in high-cost cities are having a hair-pulling time getting new mortgages because investors on Wall Street are still skittish, new data Wednesday showed. And mortgage brokers say the government's new efforts to loosen lending restrictions are providing little relief so far.

Primaries Heat Up as Filing Deadline Passes

At today’s deadline for candidates to file in the Aug. 7 state and Congressional primaries, no Republicans had filed for the GOP primary.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 46 229 20,995
MORTGAGES 74 248 24,609
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 27 8,637
BUILDING PERMITS 478 837 43,174
BANKRUPTCIES 61 177 14,079
BUSINESS LICENSES 12 58 6,459
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 29 114 13,625
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 67 5,136

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