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VOL. 123 | NO. 153 | Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Lee Drops MLGW Suit, Begins Image Revamp

Joseph Lee, the former president and CEO of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division, has dropped a breach of contract lawsuit he filed against the utility company last year.

DRA Report Could Spark Federal Funding

The Delta Regional Authority has submitted its study of multimodal transportation assets and needs to the federal government, a massive document chockfull of issues pertaining to Memphis’ logistics and distribution sectors.

Get Ready to Vote Thursday

Early voter turnout in advance of Thursday’s election was higher in Shelby County than it was four years ago. But it was lower than the total from two years ago.

LaunchMemphis To Become Nonprofit Org.

A local organization formed to bring together entrepreneurial-minded individuals in the community has experienced such a show of interest that organizers are taking the next step in formalizing it.

GTx Reports $13.2 Million Loss

GTx, Inc. reported a net loss of $13.2 million for the second quarter and $26 million for the six months, which ended June 30.

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EVENTS

Talk Shoppe will present “How to Best Prepare Your Home for Sale to Ensure a Successful & Profitable Outcome” today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 759-7808.

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Kiesewetter Wise’s Thompson Named Among Top 100 Labor Attorneys

Tanja L. Thompson has been named among the nation’s Top 100 Labor Attorneys by the Labor Relations Institute for the second consecutive year.

Service Sector Shrinks as New Orders Fall

NEW YORK (AP) – The U.S. service sector contracted in July – though less than expected – as new orders decreased and prices rose, stifling growth for truckers, retailers and insurers.

Delta to Cancel Mesa Subsidiary Contract

ATLANTA (AP) - Mesa Air Group Inc. says Delta Air Lines Inc. is again trying to terminate a regional flying contract with Mesa subsidiary Freedom Airlines.

Gov. Bredesen Says Buyout Plan Helps Bond Ratings

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Phil Bredesen said Tuesday that Tennessee's willingness to address worsening economic conditions without "playing games" could help solidify the state's credit rating, which helps determine how much the state pays to borrow money for big projects.

Weyerhaeuser to Cut 6.3 Percent of Work Force

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) - Weyerhaeuser Co. said Tuesday it would cut about 1,500 employees, or 6.3 percent of its global work force, as part of an ongoing plan to scale back operations to focus on timberlands and wood products.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 80 335 6,440
MORTGAGES 99 359 7,661
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 198 787 14,096
BANKRUPTCIES 55 235 4,809
BUSINESS LICENSES 29 124 2,464
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 37 222 5,118
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 82 1,542

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