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VOL. 128 | NO. 38 | Monday, February 25, 2013

Mays Plans to Appoint Special Master

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays plans to move ahead with appointing a special master to oversee the merger of Shelby County’s two public school systems.

EMPHASIS Women & Business

Breaking the Mold

Number of women entering commercial real estate industry growing

When Rosemarie Fair was named Broker of the Year in investment sales at last year’s Pinnacle Awards, she became the first woman ever to do so.

Incentives Help Bring More Women Into Business Fold

When Kimberly Taylor decided to launch her boutique K’PreSha, she considered East Memphis and Downtown.

Mortgages Jump 38 Percent in January

Mortgage banking isn’t looking as dreary right now as it has in recent years. In Shelby County, mortgage activity began the year bouncing strongly off totals from the first month of 2012.

Local Weather
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Humidity: 49%

EVENTS

Rhodes College will host Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, presenting “A New Vision of Islam in America,” as part of its free Communities in Conversation Series Monday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Visit rhodes.edu.

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Commission Mixes Residency With Schools Issues

It isn’t hard to get a debate going on the Shelby County Commission about the coming Shelby County schools merger and separate suburban school districts.

Ending of Schools Talks Still Rankles Both Sides

When all sides in the school merger court case gather Monday, Feb. 25, before federal court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays, they will have lots of time to talk over municipal school districts.

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Malone Meets Challenges Head On at Helm of Carter Malone Group

Deidre Malone describes the day she resigned from her 10-year tenure as a marketing executive with ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as the day she “walked out on faith.”

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Last-Second Madness

Many people in the relatively danger-free world of modern white-collar workers seem to be stressed out these days. Perhaps this is because they are ill-equipped to function in the modern world. I’ve been playing around with mathematics and time to help explain what is going on.

MEMPHIS AREA

Memphis, Nashville Airports Chosen for TSA Program

MEMPHIS (AP) – U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen says Memphis International Airport has been chosen to participate in the Transportation Security Administration's expedited security screening program.

STATEWIDE

Department of Children's Services Officials Promise Fixes

NASHVILLE (AP) – The officials now heading up the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services say they’re seeking swift, but deliberate solutions to problems that have plagued the agency.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Unemployed Complain They Need a Job to Find a Job

NEW YORK (AP) – Help wanted. Qualifications: Must already have a job.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Small Business Administration Head: Agency Will Avoid Major Blow From Cuts

NEW YORK (AP) – The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration says she doesn't expect operations at the agency to be dramatically affected by automatic federal budget cuts scheduled to begin March 1.

Analysis: Obama, GOP See No Need to Stop the Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) – Unlike in earlier rounds of budget brinkmanship, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans both seem content to fight out their latest showdown on the current terrain, let across-the-board spending cuts take effect on March 1 and allow them to stay in place for weeks if not much longer.

HEALTH CARE

Some Patients Won't See Nurses of Different Race

DETROIT (AP) – It's been called one of medicine's "open secrets" – allowing patients to refuse treatment by a doctor or nurse of another race.

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PROPERTY SALES 52 136 5,209
MORTGAGES 79 182 6,891
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 13 50 1,606
BUILDING PERMITS 328 328 12,307
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