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Our bashful mayor took the occasion, while addressing the Downtown Kiwanis Club on Wednesday, of boasting his success in building up the meager City of Memphis financial reserves on taking office in 1992. Said Willie Herenton: "When I became mayor we had $3 million in reserves! Three million! That's about what my friend [Circuit Court Judge] George Brown has in his checking account!" Attendee Brown allowed this modest response after the luncheon: "Why, he overestimated my resources by at least 50 percent!"

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