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VOL. 128 | NO. 69 | Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Mid-South Transplant Foundation Tops in US

When an organ donor dies in the Mid-South Transplant Foundation’s geographic territory, hospitals are able to procure an average of 4.24 organs per donor.

Motivated by Freshness

Consumer demand for locally grown food spurs farmers market growth

As consumer demand for healthy, locally grown food has increased, farmers markets are cropping up all over Memphis.

Commercial Practitioners Have Voice With Council

The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council has grown and evolved over the past nine years since its inception, with membership increasing from 150 members in 2004 to more than 350 members this year.

Troubled Beale Nightspot Changes Hands

It’s been almost four months since Club Crave, the Beale Street nightspot with a history of violence under several names, was closed as a public nuisance under state law.

Kelsey: State Confirms Six-Year Auto Inspection Timeframe

Republican state Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown says he is confident Shelby County vehicle owners outside Memphis won’t have to go through auto inspections for another six years.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
68°F
Mostly Cloudy
Wind: 7 mph
Humidity: 35%

EVENTS

National Association of Women Business Owners Memphis chapter will meet Tuesday, April 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3935 Galloway Ave. A panel of businesswomen will discuss “How to Get the Job Done as a Woman CEO.” Cost is $35 at the door. Visit nawbomemphis.org.

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REAL ESTATE RECAP

New York Company Buys Country Squire for $49.2 Million

8056 Country Squire Lane Cordova, TN 38018

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

St. Jude: Local Resource With Global Impact

Last week we highlighted The Blues Foundation, which is Memphis-based and focused on the past, present and future of the music genre. This week let us spotlight the iconic Memphis institution that is a world leader in the fight against childhood cancer and other deadly diseases: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Most Top Issues Decided as Session Hits Final Lap

NASHVILLE (AP) – The path may have been rocky at times for the new Republican supermajority in the General Assembly, but leaders are pleased that many of the most contentious issues have been decided as lawmakers enter the final few weeks of the session.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Airline Passenger Complaints Surged in 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) – Airline passengers are getting grumpier, and it's little wonder.

Newspaper Revenue Fell 2 Percent to $38.6 Billion in 2012

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) – The newspaper industry's revenue declined at its slowest pace in six years, as publishers turned to new businesses and raised more money from online subscriptions.

Broadcasters Worry About 'Zero TV' Homes

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Some people have had it with TV. They've had enough of the 100-plus channel universe. They don't like timing their lives around network show schedules. They're tired of $100-plus monthly bills.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Obama Aide: Budget Will Make Both Parties Unhappy

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is warning friend and foe alike: They're not going to like every part of President Barack Obama's budget when it is released this week.

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PROPERTY SALES 35 250 5,016
MORTGAGES 60 382 6,608
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 38 1,517
BUILDING PERMITS 179 720 11,979
BANKRUPTCIES 54 257 5,216
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