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COACH AND SON ABE’S ED Wormsleys honored at Webb Tracing Lincoln’s education at LMU SPORTS, A-12 JAKE MABE, A-6 BEARDEN Vol. 5, No. 7 • February 14, 2011 • • 10512 Lexington Drive, Suite 500 37932 • 218-WEST (9378) Lasting love By Wendy Smith Reporter’s note: Every couple has a story to tell. These are the stories of three long-married couples who are known for their involvement in the Bearden community. The Shopper-News appreciates that they were willing to share their personal memories (and even a family secret) with us – and you. Happy Valentine’s Day! Patricia Robledo and John Craig stand in front of 29 Market Square, which John bought after he learned that it was built by his grandfather. The couple married in 1985 after meeting at the 1982 World’s Fair. Terry and Charlie Faulkner as newlyweds in 1965, and at their Forest Heights home today. The couple has hosted numerous parties for Charlie’s anthropology students at the home they purchased in 1966. T Terry and C Charlie Faulkner P Patricia R Robledo and J John Craig Charlie Faulkner was a ne new anthropology professor at UT when he first noticed his future wife, Terry. She was a senior in art history and an intern at the Frank H. McClung Museum. Political correctness was not an issue at the time, so he asked her out. Barbara and Nib Pelot B “I didn’t know what to call him, ‘Mr. Faulkner’ or ‘Charlie,’” says Barbara Bondurant was just 16 years old when Nib Terry. Pelot first laid eyes on her at the Smoky Mountain Music They soon called each other Camp, where she was his younger sister’s bunk-mate. He C “honey.” They had their first date in like liked what he saw and encouraged his sister to invite her February 1965 and married in June. new friend to the family home to Crossville. “Then we got to know each othBarbara didn’t put much stock in it. er,” Charlie says. “He had a girl in every port,” she remembers of Nib, who was Terry got flak from her parents headed off to Georgia Tech. To page A-3 for marrying a Yankee, and they weren’t crazy about his being an Nib and Barbara Pelot pose with a family portrait that was taken on their anthropologist, either. But she 50th wedding anniversary in 2007. Their West Hills home was built using Crab Orchard stone harvested from Nib’s family’s quarry in Crossville. To page A-3 When John Craig look looked across the blackjack table and saw Patricia Robledo, he was smitten. But Patricia doesn’t remember meeting him at the Casino Night party, which was for employees of the 1982 World’s Fair. Patricia had recently moved to Knoxville from Colombia with her family, and she didn’t yet speak English. Her older sister got a job with the fair, and Patricia joined her as a volunteer. In spite of the language barrier, Patricia became a V.I.P. hostess for the fair, and John was her supervisor. He was eventually transferred to crowd control, which enabled him to ask her out. He borrowed a friend’s car and took her to dinner To page A-3 Sheriff wants $3 million for vehicles County Commission to mull major vehicle purchase Jarret, finance department head By Greg Householder During the waning days of the John Troyer and representatives from the Knox Mike Ragsdale administration, County Sherthe topic of the county’s vehicular iff’s Office at the fleet was a touchy one. In symboliPowell Library to cally foregoing county-provided discuss a rapidly vehicles for senior members of his closing window administration, probably the last of opportunity to thing on County Mayor Tim Burspend money in chett’s mind is the purchase of any order to save it in new vehicles for the county fleet. the long run. J.J. Jones Not so fast, mayor. The topic was If 2nd District Commissioner police cars. The Amy Broyles has her way, the Ford Crown Viccounty may be gearing up to purtoria has been the chase 100 additional vehicles at a mainstay vehicle cost of about $2.2 million, plus an for departments additional $1 million or so to equip all over the counthe cars for police work. try for almost three Broyles met on Feb. 4 with feldecades. However, low Commissioner Brad Anders of the very attributes the 6th District, Law Director Joe Amy Broyles that make a car a 39* Introductory 1-hour massage session $ great police vehicle – speed, size, power and the subsequent poor gas mileage and emissions that go along with it – have doomed the Crown Victoria to retirement. The 2011 model year is the last year the car will be produced. The KCSO says it has replaced 31 cruisers in its fleet over the past two years. Of the department’s 278 marked cars, 125 of them have registered in excess of Brad Anders 100,000 miles. Currently, the Crown Victoria is available at a state contract price of $22,229 per unit. Ford’s replacement for the Crown Vic is based on a Taurus frame. Ford’s “Police Interceptor” is available in either frontwheel drive or all-wheel drive with a turbocharged engine. Police consider the front-wheel drive version as being dangerous in high speed pur- suits, and the turbocharger causes fleet maintenance headaches. Broyles is proposing that the county purchase 100 new cruisers. The cost for light bars, communications gear, computers and other equipment is an estimated $10,000 per unit. The sheriff is in a hurry: March 1 is the deadline for ordering the Crown Victorias through Alexander Lincoln Mercury Ford of Murfreesboro, which has more than 100 of the cars on its lot. According to the KCSO representatives at the meeting, the average patrol vehicle is driven about 2,000 miles per month. The county disposes of used vehicles on the Internet auction site Outlying police agencies and sheriff’s offices purchase Knox County vehicles from the site, and according to KCSO representatives, after vehicles pass 100,000 miles, the price they bring at auction drastically drops. For Broyles, the purchase is an Keep Your Memories em SAFE! Preserve those old Pr reels, slides & vhs tapes today! 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