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VOL. 123 | NO. 193 | Thursday, October 2, 2008

Issues of Civility, Professionalism Linger in Legal Community

People who watch shows such as “Law & Order” might imagine lawyers constantly head-butting, arguing and back-stabbing.

Investors Group to Discuss Economic Development

Jensen, a 30-year real estate veteran, will address that question – and provide a few different views – as guest speaker at the Memphis Investors Group’s monthly meeting Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter Road.

Congress Leaders Optimistic On Revived Bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional leaders talked optimistically of chances the Senate would pass the $700 billion financial industry bailout Wednesday night, but the message wasn’t resonating much with a still-skidding stock market by press time.

U.S. Construction Activity Steady in August

WASHINGTON (AP) – Construction activity was unchanged in August even though spending for residential projects posted the first increase in 17 months, a rare bit of good news in the midst of the worst housing downturn in decades.

Buy Time Now, But Improve In the Future

Tom Garrott is the former president and CEO of National Commerce Financial Corp., the parent company of NBC Bank (now part of SunTrust).

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EVENTS

LEAD Training Systems and Right Resource Management Group will host “Train the Trainer - Six Steps to Effective Presentations” today from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Seating is limited to 20. Cost is $249 per person with lunch included. For reservations, call 761-5585.

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Interaction With Clients Drives Ward’s Desire to Practice

Ashley Ward is an attorney at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz PLC, where she practices in civil litigation, personal injury and workers’ compensation. She has been with the firm since 2003, and she serves as chair of its workers’ compensation practice group.

Gov't Launches Mortgage Aid Program

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government kicked off a program Wednesday that aims to prevent foreclosures by letting an estimated 400,000 troubled homeowners swap their mortgages for more affordable loans.

TennCare Being 'Gamed' for Home Care, Bredesen Says

NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Phil Bredesen said the TennCare system "is being gamed" by home care providers and patients for what he called an unreasonable amount of state money.

NMB: Delta Did Not Interfere With Union Vote

ATLANTA (AP) – Delta Air Lines Inc. officials said Wednesday that the National Mediation Board has sided with the company in a dispute in which a national flight attendants union claimed the carrier interfered with a failed effort by some of its flight attendants to unionize.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 98 238 15,862
MORTGAGES 122 284 18,332
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 13 34 2,439
BUILDING PERMITS 137 452 32,966
BANKRUPTCIES 62 178 10,191
BUSINESS LICENSES 23 73 5,251
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 92 6,240
MARRIAGE LICENSES 13 63 3,476

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