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VOL. 125 | NO. 52 | Wednesday, March 17, 2010

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Willow Lake Foreclosed, To Be Sold Next Month

The Willow Lake Apartment complex at 2774 S. Mendenhall Road in Hickory Hill has been foreclosed and will be sold in a substitute trustee’s deed, according to a first-run notice starts on Page 40 of today’s print edition of The Daily News and also at The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

The property’s owner, Sun Pac of San Jose, Calif., defaulted on a $9 million loan through Nationwide Life Insurance Co. dated Dec. 10, 2004. That was a refinance of the company’s original loan.

Bradley L. Ottinger of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC was appointed substitute trustee and will sell the property on the Shelby County Courthouse steps April 7 at noon.

Willow Lake (also known as Willowlake) sits on about 46 acres along the east side of South Mendenhall Road south of where it splits from Mount Moriah Road.

The property comprises four parcels, two of which are vacant land with nominal values. The other two contain a combined 841 units and 850,000 square feet spread across multiple buildings.

Built in 1969, the complex has a combined appraised value of $13 million, according to the Shelby County Assessor of Property’s 2009 data.

Source: The Daily News Online & Chandler Reports

CCDC to Consider Retail Actions Today

The Center City Development Corp. board of directors is scheduled to vote today on a retail forgivable loan for Downtown landmark Automatic Slim’s.

CCC staff have recommended approving a $30,000 loan the restaurant would use to fund a facelift and marketing campaign.

Also at today’s meeting, the board is scheduled to take action on a $40,000 loan for Christine by Shelton Clothiers, a new women’s’ clothing store planned for 119 S. Main St. by the owners of Shelton Clothiers on Main Street.

The CCDC will meet today at 9 a.m. at the CCC office, 114 N. Main St.

Clinic Owner Barred From Physician Practices

The Tennessee State Board of Medical Examiners has ordered the owner of a Millington clinic to stop performing services that can only be done by a licensed physician.

The board also fined the owner, Jean Landsee, $2,000 in civil penalties for engaging in the unlicensed practice of medicine. Landsee is the sole owner of the Millington Medical Clinic.

Landsee performed surgical procedures and took patient calls after hours despite employing a physician at her clinic, which has been in operation since 1969, according to an order issued by the board.

Landsee signed the order and agreed to comply with its terms.

Medicare Signup Reaches Deadline Today

Today is the deadline for physicians to change their Medicare participation or nonparticipation status.

The American Medical Association has developed a document with presentation slides to address important considerations for doctors. It provides information about options, but it does not recommend an option.

To access the “Medicare Participation Options for Physicians” document, visit www.ama-assn.org/go/medicarepaymentket.

Tom Wilemon

St. Jude Radiothon Raises More Than $300K

The 19th annual ROCK 103 Ronald McDonald House Radiothon raised more than $300,000 for the Ronald McDonald House, which provides a place to stay for the families of children being treated at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The annual radiothon has raised more than $6.5 million over the years.

Caron Byrd, the executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis, said the gifts this year are especially appreciated because they come at a time that has been economically challenging for people.

Tom Wilemon

Tennessee Lags in Posting Online Court Records

Tennessee lags behind several other states when it comes to posting court case information online, with the vast majority of counties offering a virtual blackout of information.

Nobody tracks how many court systems throughout the state allow the public to go online and look up case information, but only three out of 95 counties – Shelby, Davidson and Hamilton – appear to offer some form of the service to the public.

An official from the state Administrative Office of the Courts said she knew of no other counties that provided the information online.

Of those three counties, only Shelby allows the public the ability to look up civil court case information online for free.

– The Associated Press

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