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VOL. 126 | NO. 117 | Thursday, June 16, 2011

The MED to Vote on 2012 Budget

On Thursday, June 16, the board overseeing The Regional Medical Center at Memphis will vote on its fiscal year 2012 budget, including a capital improvements plan approved last week by The MED’s Finance, Budget and Audit Committee.

Rooftop Revelry

Peabody hotel parties see sharp attendance increase

With half of this year’s season of The Peabody hotel rooftop parties now in the rearview mirror, the storied Memphis hotel is satisfied that what’s been an incremental retooling of its series of weekly after-work parties was the right move – and that it’s paying dividends.

Arlington Mayor’s Race Nets Four Contenders by Deadline

At the noon filing deadline Thursday, June 16, for candidates in the Sept. 15 Arlington and Lakeland elections, there was a four-candidate race for Arlington mayor as expected. And the two incumbent town aldermen seeking re-election had opposition with a three-way battle for the third seat on the Arlington board of aldermen.

Angelica Corp. and Americraft Win PILOTs

Two companies have won tax breaks for construction and investment projects they’re pursuing in Memphis.

Key Schools Players May Seek Full Trial

Three of the key players in the schools consolidation lawsuit say they want a full trial on the dispute instead of an expedited ruling if they can’t depose a state education official on a key point in the lawsuit.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
80.0°F
Overcast
Wind: South at 5.8 mph
Humidity: 74%

EVENTS

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will present “Family and Medical Leave Act Compliance: What You Need to Know,” Thursday, June 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the law firm’s office, 165 Madison Ave., 20th floor. For more information or to register, contact rsvp@bakerdonelson.com.

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Plan to Train Engineers Applauded Locally

President Barack Obama has announced an “all-hands-on-deck strategy” to train 10,000 new American engineers every year.

MBA’s Tech Section Kicks Off With iPad CLE

A still relatively new section of the Memphis Bar Association – technology – will hold its inaugural continuing legal education (CLE) seminar Thursday, June 16.

‘Tuscaloosa Ink: Alabama Writers in Memphis’ Set for Tornado Fundraiser Next Week

Writers from the University of Alabama’s Program in Creative Writing will visit Memphis for a reading of their recent work at a benefit event to raise money for victims of the tornado that devastated Tuscaloosa in April.

AutoZone Board of Directors OKs Share Buyback

The board of directors of Memphis-based auto-parts retailer AutoZone Inc. has authorized the buyback of half a billion dollars’ worth of the company’s common stock as part of the company’s ongoing share repurchase program.

Practice Grows With Kiesewetter’s Workload

Jenny Kiesewetter has a new office and a new address for her law practice, which recently moved from a space across the street from the Crescent Center into Independent Bank Tower at 5050 Poplar Ave.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Gap Year May Make Financial Sense

So, high school seniors are donning caps and gowns, adjusting their tassels and looking ahead to college in the fall. But, stop! Wait a minute. Is this really the best move emotionally or financially?

Film Fest Brings Fab Moments

The column about my knee evoked a record amount of viewer mail. Evidently, many folk have joint pain issues.

STATEWIDE

Class-Action Lawsuit Names E. Tenn. Nuclear Fuel Plant

ERWIN, Tenn. (AP) – A federal court lawsuit against the East Tennessee processor of nuclear fuel for the U.S. Navy alleges negligent operation of the plant, leading to injury and damage.

STATE LEGISLATURE

Haslam Tells Judges Tenn. Recovery Will Take Years

CHATTANOOGA (AP) – It will take several years for Tennessee state government to fully recover from the economic recession, Gov. Bill Haslam told state judges Wednesday.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Inflation Slows in May as Gas Prices Fall

WASHINGTON (AP) – Falling energy prices cooled overall inflation in May, offering some relief to consumers who have been coping for months with high gas prices.

Study: Risky Online Behavior Common

NEW YORK (AP) – Big companies such as Citigroup and Sony have been the targets of major hacking attacks. Yet a new survey finds that regular people are also prime and often unsuspecting targets.

NATIONAL POLITICS

Tenn.’s Duncan Among Congressmen Suing Obama Over Libya Strikes

WASHINGTON (AP) – A bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is suing President Barack Obama for taking military action against Libya without war authorization from Congress.

REAL ESTATE

US Builders' Outlook Falls Amid Weakening Sales

WASHINGTON (AP) – The outlook among homebuilders has been grim all year. This month, it became grimmer.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 92 158 13,600
MORTGAGES 89 165 15,731
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 10 21 2,160
BUILDING PERMITS 250 250 28,008
BANKRUPTCIES 54 121 8,771
BUSINESS LICENSES 33 54 4,619
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 28 60 5,453
MARRIAGE LICENSES 20 48 2,942

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