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VOL. 127 | NO. 117 | Friday, June 15, 2012

Forum Addresses Airfare Concerns

Southwest Airlines will come to Memphis International Airport at some point. But when the Dallas-based carrier does, Memphis airline passengers shouldn’t expect it will drop airfares at the airport back to pre-recessionary levels.

Stories of Hope

‘Once Upon a Heart’ chronicles 60 years of Le Bonheur’s undying spirit

Inside Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital at 50 N. Dunlap St. is a corridor known as the Wishing Wall, where patients and their friends and family are invited to write down their wishes and prayer requests and leave them on the wall for the hospital’s chaplains.

Exeter Closes On Acquisition Of ProLogis Properties

Pennsylvania-based Exeter Property Group has closed on its acquisition of 10 Memphis-area industrial buildings for $40 million from San Francisco-based ProLogis Inc.

Goldin Rules in County Redistricting Case

Two days after the Shelby County Commission delayed a final vote on a redistricing plan, Chancellor Arnold Goldin approved a motion Wednesday, June 13, setting the new redistricting plan and converting the commission to a set of 13 single-member districts.

Schools Planning Commission Approves Merger First Draft

With a unanimous voice vote Thursday, June 14, the schools consolidation planning commission approved a draft plan for the schools merger.

Local Weather
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Humidity: 74%

EVENTS

The 19th annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival will be held Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17, in Douglass Park, 1616 Ash St. Cost is free. Visit juneteenthmemphis.org for a schedule.

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Hunter Brings Unique Teaching Methods To The Martin Institute Conference

John Hunter teaches only two days a week. That’s because the fourth-grade teacher from Charlottesville, Va., is now on the road a lot. He and his World Peace Game that teaches critical thinking skills and collaboration are the subject of a 2010 movie documentary that has garnered a lot of attention.

MEMPHIS STANDOUT

Trial, Error Led Local Writer to Gray Man Series

In the modern American thriller, the good guys don’t come much tougher than Court Gentry.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Jud Strunk Made Me Cry

A DAISY A DAY. “He remembers the first time he met her, He remembers the first thing she said,

Stay Focused on Need For Funding

Fundraising is to nonprofits what sales is to business. It’s where the money comes from. In business the sales team secures revenue to cover expenses and generate a profit for shareholders. In nonprofits it is the fundraising team that raises the money you need to deliver on your mission.

No Risk, No Reward

A good CEO should make the CFO a little nervous. When the CFO is sleeping soundly, the CEO is not reaching high enough and lacks vision.

STATEWIDE

Tenn. Jobless Rate Increases Slightly in May

NASHVILLE (AP) – Tennessee's unemployment increased slightly in May, the first increase in two years.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

US Unemployment Aid Applications Rise to 386K

WASHINGTON (AP) – More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, suggesting hiring remains sluggish.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Low Prices, Weak Hiring Raise Odds of Fed Action

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. job market is flagging, and consumer prices are barely rising. The picture sketched by data released Thursday has made some economists predict the Federal Reserve will announce some new step next week to boost the economy.

REAL ESTATE

US Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Rises to 3.71 Pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Average rates on fixed mortgages rose this week, the first increase in seven weeks. But mortgage rates remain near historic lows, boosting prospects for home sales this year.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 68 321 13,763
MORTGAGES 79 340 15,906
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 20 44 2,183
BUILDING PERMITS 265 765 28,522
BANKRUPTCIES 49 227 8,877
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 113 4,678
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 25 118 5,511
MARRIAGE LICENSES 16 73 2,967

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