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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.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 124 481 17,865
MORTGAGES 127 530 20,565
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 4 48 2,693
BUILDING PERMITS 195 891 36,836
BANKRUPTCIES 52 262 11,426
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 139 5,848
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 26 116 6,830
MARRIAGE LICENSES 26 133 4,049