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VOL. 6 | NO. 40 | Saturday, September 28, 2013

September 27-October 3, 2013: This week in Memphis history

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2012: Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan raised an estimated $1 million during a private fundraiser at The Racquet Club for the Romney-Ryan presidential ticket. The Memphis stop was one of several fundraisers across the state and included a later gathering at the home of FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith. In the November presidential general election the Romney-Ryan ticket carried Tennessee. President Barack Obama carried Shelby County.

2008: Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said TennCare, the state’s version of Medicaid, was being “gamed” by home care providers and patients, prompting him to cut unlimited home care benefits for about 1,000 patients. He cited an increase in the home nursing program’s annual cost from $18 million to $240 million since 2000.

1993: Gleichman and Co. Inc., a development firm from Portland, Maine, unveiled plans for a $12-million renovation of the Exchange Building, 130 Madison Ave., as moderately priced apartments.

1973: A gospel sing at the Mid-South Coliseum as part of the Mid-South Fair featured the Stamps Quartet, London Paris, the Speer Family and the Blackwood Brothers.

Charlotte Tyler came back to Memphis as part of a continuing police internal investigation and at a press conference claimed she had sex with 300 Memphis cops over two months ranking from patrolman to captain while they were on duty. Police Director Jay Hubbard had put the number at 24 with another 15 commanding officers indirectly involved. They got letters of reprimand or suspensions.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 81 217 5,290
MORTGAGES 94 276 6,985
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 22 72 1,628
BUILDING PERMITS 384 712 12,691
BANKRUPTCIES 66 241 5,541
BUSINESS LICENSES 27 85 2,146
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 52 234 7,292
MARRIAGE LICENSES 10 53 1,511

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