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VOL. 6 NO. 32



August 6, 2012

Roger Kane wins in upset

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The first time Rabbi Mathew Michaels spoke to the Temple Beth El congregation, he invoked “the rule of three.” He asked members to refrain from commenting on his teaching until they’d been exposed to it three times. He wanted them to be open to having a new experience.

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Youth lead service Bible Way Baptist Church, located in Karns off Oak Ridge Highway east of Ingles at 7004 Wright Road, held its first youth Sunday allowing the children an opportunity to lead the church in worship, except for the message brought by Michael Blakly. Teresa Davis is the main youth leader who coordinated the day and plans to make this a regular event. “We will probably have a youth Sunday once each five weeks,” she said. “But I warned them it will be all different next time.” environment.”

See Theresa’s story on page A 2

Chuy’s works with neighbors on sign Chuy’s, the Tex-Mex restaurant that opened this week at the new Kroger Marketplace on Kingston Pike at Cedar Bluff Road, has already proved itself a good neighbor, voluntarily limiting the height of its sign. What else would you expect of a company that advertises: “Expanding like the King – An Elvis shrine at every location”?

Roger Kane (center) receives high fives from supporters as he wins the 89th District election. Surrounding Kane are: Jacob Swisher, Manuela Ptacek, Michael Bright, son Tim Kane and Jack Liu. “I am truly honored to serve the people in the 89th District, and I will not let you down,” he said. Photo by T. Edwards of

By Anne Hart Roger Kane was out running the roads before the sun was up the morning after he won the Republican primary in the state’s new 89th District of Karns, Hardin Valley, Solway, West Haven and parts of Norwood. “Got to get all my signs down. We want to keep these neighborhoods looking good,” he said as he talked on his cellphone while pulling up campaign signs along Clinton Highway. Kane said he celebrated with his supporters until about 1 a.m., caught a few hours of shut-eye, did a radio interview shortly after 7 a.m. and then hit the roads to go after those signs and thank supporters along the way. And about that win over former

Knox County Sheriff Tim Hutchison, William “Bo” Pierce and Joey McCulley? Kane says no one was more surprised that he was at the results. “Every poll we did showed Tim winning. I felt like I was in a David and Goliath race and I was a really skinny David.” Kane’s campaign consultant, Jacob Swisher, senior advisor with GovAim Inc., believes the approximately 5,000 phone calls made in the 72 hours before election day may have turned the race in Kane’s favor. “We did the phone calls in addition to mailers and the usual things,” Swisher says. “This was a very important election.” “Those were real people on the phones – volunteers,” Kane adds.

“They answered questions from voters up until the last minute.” Although active in his community, both in his work in insurance sales and financial consulting and in volunteer activities, Kane ran a strong grassroots effort. “Every Wednesday night for many months I have had people around the dining room table in my home. Volunteers have spent Saturdays knocking on doors for me all over the district, and we have been at every event encouraging people to vote. “On election day we had people at every single polling place asking for votes. I think that made a big difference, too. Many people don’t make up their minds who to vote for until they get to the polls.”

Because there was no Democratic candidate in the race, Kane’s campaigning for this election cycle is over. He says he’ll spend the next few months going to Nashville “to see what is in the pipeline and start carving out my goals and desires for the district. Frankly, I think we have too many laws that are burdensome to the business owner. I want to see what we can eliminate.” He says he’s also looking forward to spending some time with his family, most of whom weren’t in town for election day. Except for son Tim, they were all in Houston watching daughter Hope win gold and silver medals in twirling at the Junior Olympics. There will be lots to celebrate when the Kane family is all together again.

See Anne’s story on page A 4

Index Theresa Edwards Government/Politics Marvin West Community Faith Interns Kids Business Community Calendar Health/Lifestyles

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Karns fair a winning event By Theresa Edwards

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This 1967 Camaro owned by Ronnie Jones won “Best of Show” award in the car show at the Karns Fair on July 28. “I’ve owned the car 40 years. It’s like part of the family. We grew up together,” said Jones. Three-year-old Jace Tennant entered his little red Camaro, seen behind his grandfather’s Camaro, in the new power wheels show for kids. “We’re getting him started early,” Jones said, smiling. Photos by

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If the packed parking lot, smiling faces and perfect weekend weather indicate how this year’s Karns fair, parade, pageant and 5k race went, it was a huge winning success. There were many great vehicles in the annual car show, with more than 25 trophy winners, and Ronnie Jones won “Best of Show” award with his red and white 1967 Camaro. The pageant has become so popular the competition was split up between Thursday and Friday evenings. The winners were: Fairest of the Fair Miss (age 16-20) winner Kassie Perkins, first runner-up Brina Laster, second alternate Bethany Johnson; Miss Teen (13-15) winner Alexis Partin, first runner-up Kerri Grabill, second alternate Aliyah Moody; Junior Miss (age 10-12) winner Haley Pratt, first alternate Destiny Ramsey; Lil Miss winner Katelyn Fedrick and first runner-up Tracey Martin. The Karns community 5k race was a huge event with 233 runners ranging from 8-year-old Donovan Scott to 77-year-old Bill Woodrick.



The winner was 18-year-old Andrew Ogle, with 24-year-old Joshua Brewer placing second. The first female across the line was 24-yearold Rebecca McDowell, coming in fifth place. Brent Bueche also deserves special mention by coming in 11th place at the age of 50. In addition to all the contests, the weekend was full of excitement and fun with the parade along Oak Ridge Highway and the fair at Karns High School. See page A-6 for more photos.

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Bible Way Baptist’s youth Sunday By Theresa Edwards Bible Way Baptist Church, located in Karns off Oak Ridge Highway east of Ingles at 7004 Wright Road, held its first youth Sunday allowing the children an opportunity to lead the church in worship, except for the message brought by Michael Blakly. Teresa Davis is the main youth leader who coordinated the day and plans to make this a regular event. “We will probably have a Russ Williford youth Sunday once each “What a great group of five weeks,� she said. “But I warned them it will be all children we have here today,� said music director different next time.�

Gary Wolfenbarger. Young Jacob Dockins did the welcome and help lead the congregational songs. Lexi Wallace led the pledge to the American flag. Lillian Blakly led the pledge to the Christian flag. Samuel Blakly and Dillon Hashbrouck gathered the offerings. Seven youths presented special songs, and Kaitlyn Wallace sang a duet with Lillian Blakly. After the service, everyone enjoyed fellowshipping during a church dinner of fried chicken with the fixings.

The youth sing “Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary� during Bible Way Baptist Church’s youth Sunday. Shown are: (front) Jacob Dockins, Lillian Blakly, Dillon Hashbrouck, Samuel Blakly; (back) Kaitlyn Wallace, Brian Davis and Lexi Wallace. Photos by T. Edwards of

Lexi Wallace presents the American flag as the congregation says the pledge.

Gene Treacy passes away Kaitlyn Wallace and Lillian Blakly sing a duet.

Michael Blakly presents a message on “God’s Champion.�

REUNIONS â– Carter High Class of 1957 will hold its 55-year reunion 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Chop House at Exit 407 off I-40. Info: Peggy Wilson, 933-2608, or Sue Walker, 933-3077. â–  Central High Class of 1944 will have its reunion at noon Thursday, Aug. 16, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Info/registration: Carolyn C. Mynatt, 584-9530, or Dr. Jim Tumblin, â–  Fifth Avenue Reunion, 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Elm Street. Bring a covered dish or two. Info: Bob, 974-9678. â–  Gibbs High Class of 1977 will have its 35th reunion Oct. 27. Contact information is needed for those planning to attend. Email your name, address and phone number to or call 688-4727 or 922-3060.

Gene Treacy, 53, owner of Campbell Station Wine & Spirits, passed away last week. The family held a Celebration of Life on Sunday. Gene leaves two children: Lucas, 20, and Katherine, 17, both of Farragut. His wife and the children’s mother is Pamela Cannella Treacy. Pamela and Gene Treacy Gene were community leaders and hosts of the Second Saturday for Second Harvest event. Gene was active in First Farragut United Methodist Church where he

supported the youth group, started the Joseph Team Ministry and cooked for Family Promise. He worked 20 years in publishing and was an owner/partner in GearTrends and SNEWS trade publications. He led several trips of urban youth into the wilderness as a supporter of Big City Mountaineers and he coached CBFO basketball. Memorials may be made to First Farragut UMC, 12733 Kingston Pike, Farragut, TN 37934; The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 404 BNA Drive Suite 102, Nashville, TN 37217 or Big City Mountaineers, 710 10th Street Suite 120 Golden, CO 80401.

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Huckaby placed several items in the time capsule as MKAA board chair Howard Vogel described the items. Included were: a DVD of a flash mob of airport employees dancing, an aerial map of the airport, a complimentary kit of 2-ounce plastic bottles, a small rocking chair hand-carved by George Hunley Snowden (grandfather of airport employee Beth Snowden Baker and Jim Snowden, deputy director of Knox County Engineering and Public Works) along with a 1937 photograph he took the day the airport opened, a plaque containing a silver medallion marker with the GPS coordinates where the time capsule would be placed, a schematic signed by Airfield Maintenance of the new airfield maintenance building to be erected this year, plus letters placed personally by U.S. Rep. John Duncan Jr. and County Mayor Tim Burchett. Finally, a photographer added a picture of the crowd to the time capsule. President Bill Marrison thanked everyone present. The theme was “75 Years of Making Memories.” He emphasized, “Your memories!” “This airport has a tremendous impact on our community,” said Marrison. “We have over 2,500 employees here. We provide safe, accessible air travel opportunities to 16 countries and over 10 million people over the years. In all, this airport has over $600 million a year in economic impact on the community.” Deputy Mayor Eddie Mannis praised the airport’s promotion of job creation and retention. “It helps recruit business and encourage existing businesses to expand,” he said. “This airport also makes this region accessible to tourists who come and spend their dollars, ultimately pumping money into our local economy.” ■

Pancake breakfast Aug. 18

The Karns High School basketball booster pancake breakfast will be 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Aubrey’s, 9208 Middlebrook Pike. Tickets will be $5 for pancakes, eggs, bacon and a drink. “We really appreciate your support on this as it will help our school to purchase new uniforms and other equipment and training for the team,” said Mark Larsen of the Karns Basketball Club Inc.

Karns Class of ’02 reunion

Karns High School Class of 2002 will have their 10year reunion 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Calhoun’s on the River. Tickets may be purchased online through Aug. 7 at www.khs2002reunion. Come for a great time including a buffet-style dinner, cash bar, music, door prizes and other fun surprises. This event is hosted by class president Allison Clark Ambrose, Amber Ralston Gaskins, Meggie Cruze and Megan Mueller South.

U.S. Rep. John “Jimmy” Duncan Jr., greets Lt. Charles McGhee Tyson, portrayed by Tom McCroskey of the Foothills Community Players, during the celebration of ■ Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport’s 75th anniversary. Behind them are ‘Ride for Kids’ Ferris Thomas, played by JusAround 100 motorcytus Bell; Ruth Thomas, played clists gathered at Pellisby Nicci Williamson; and Col. sippi State Community Harry S. Berry, played by Tom College on July 29 for an Ireland. Photos by T. Edwards of TEhourlong officer-escorted “Ride for Kids” to raise Joan Ashe, Victor Ashe and Judy Morton have honorary funds for the Pediatric front-row seats at the time capsule dedication. Victor Ashe Brain Tumor Foundation’s is a former mayor of Knoxville. Both Joan Ashe and Morton medical research and famare former airport board members. ily support programs. “There are a lot of country roads we’ll be riding on,” said National Ride manager Mark Muhlenfeld. “We’ve got a great ride ahead for you.” Young brain tumor survivors rode with VIP escorts. One survivor is Zachary Prichard, 12, son of Scott and Tracie Prichard, escorted by volunteer Chris Marshall. Prichard explained about his son’s diagnosis and surgery at age 5 for a noncancerous brain stem tumor. With another slow-growing tumor found, they are in a holding pattern. This is the 12th year of the Knoxville ride, provid- About 100 motorcyclists line up for the hourlong “Ride for Kids” leaving from Pellissippi State ing funds to aid in medical Community College. In the foreground are Cristy and Max Martin, who have participated in the research to help children ride for four years. like Zachary. “There is no treatment for the tumor “This foundation was School library. Info: Lorother than removal,” said formed to do research speraine Coffey, 660-3677. Scott Prichard. “The sur- cifically for brain tumors in ■ Karns Lions Club meets gery is difficult on him. He kids because the research ■ Greater Karns Busi6:30 p.m. each first and had to learn how to walk all that is done for adults ness Association meets third Monday at the Karns over again, but he did.” doesn’t necessarily meet the at noon each second pool during the summer. After the ride and a light needs of our children. Thursday at the Karns Info: www.karnslionsclub. lunch, participants enjoyed Community Club building “We are excited because com/. on Oak Ridge Highway. a “Celebration of Life” pro- we are having more and ■ West Knox Lions Club The Aug. 9 speaker will gram honoring young brain more survivors, and they meets 6:30 p.m. each be Karns Fire Chief Kentumor survivors who were have less and less effects first and third Monday at neth Marston. Info: Alisa the “stars” of the day. from their disease and Shoney’s on Lovell Road. Pruett, 603-4273, or www. “We have about five or from the treatment of their ■ District 6 Democrats six brain tumor survivors disease that we actually meets at the Karns Library ■ Karns Republican Club here with their families, give scholarships now to 6:30 p.m. every fourth meets 7 p.m. each fi rst and they are the “stars.” our survivors,” explained Tuesday. Tuesday at Karns Middle We get to hear from them Peck. “So we are excited during the Celebration of about that. It’s a great day. Life, and that’s special for We work all year and look everybody who is here,” forward to it. We have 40 said Kathy Peck, Knoxville of these rides all around Task Force leader. the country.”

Vice president of public relations for the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority Becky Huckaby places a “flash mob” DVD into the time capsule as MKAA board chair Howard Vogel describes the recording of airport staff dancing.


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Working together works Chuy’s, the Tex-Mex restaurant that opened this week at the new Kroger Marketplace on Kingston Pike at Cedar Bluff Road, has already proved itself a good neighbor.

Anne Hart Morton Massey holds little Bailey Jane Kohlhepp, the youngest What else would you exRepublican at the party, while Becky Duncan Massey, Morton’s pect of a company that adwife and Bailey Jane’s grandmother, makes a victory speech. vertises: “Expanding like the King – An Elvis shrine at every location”? It’s true. This is the 37 th location for the chain and each one of its establishments has some sort of ElAt left, Phil Ballard acknowledges his re-election vis shrine. The story is that when as Knox County property assessor. Photos by T. Edwards of the first Chuy’s was built in Austin, Texas, the ers ran out of money before decorating. Their last few dollars were spent on a velvet painting of Elvis to “beautify” the place. Here’s how Chuy’s startRichard “Bud” Armstrong, ed building community at right, celebrates his support in Knoxville long election as Knox County before it opened. law director. The restaurant could have had a 25-foot high sign at its first Knoxville location, which opened to the public last Tuesday and was rewarded by traffic jams in its huge parking lot. Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) West Knox resident Steven permitted that height, Sword, at left, was elected and Chuy’s was ready to Judge of Criminal Court. He was appointed by Gov. proceed. That was before Bill Haslam when Judge Frank Biller, Chuy’s vice Richard Baumgartner represident of operations, signed and ran for election heard from Knoxville’s unopposed.

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Margot Kline, who had a different idea. Long active in the community – and a skilled negotiator in zoning and other matters of interest to homeowners – Kline is president of the Council of West Knox County Homeowners. She is most passionate about sign clutter along Kingston Pike, so when it was announced that Chuy’s was headed to the Pike, Kline began conversations with Biller about lowering the height of his sign. She assured him the public would have no trouble finding the restaurant at its new location with a shorter sign. Biller agreed, and the sign at the new establishment tops out at only 10 feet – 15 feet shorter than MPC would have allowed. But that’s not the end of the story. Kline and Biller continued to correspond, and when the time neared for a pre-opening VIP party, Biller asked Kline for the names of a few people “who are involved in neighborhood leadership” so they could be a part of the celebration. Kline had at the top of her guest list City Council member Duane Grieve and County Commissioner Tony Norman, in whose district Chuy’s is located. Among others on Kline’s list: Oliver Smith, Realtor for the Sherrill Hill property, under development near Chuy’s on the other side of the Pike. “We fought Oliver on his Sherrill Hill sign, but he is always willing to lis-

The sign at the Chuy’s restaurant in the new Kroger Marketplace on Kingston Pike is only 10 feet tall, but it’s plenty high enough to be easily spotted by the hundreds who visited the new facility last week when it opened last week. Photo by A. Hart ten to community groups,” Kline says. So here’s what happens when things are done the right way: A vice president of a big-time restaurant chain listens to a calm, reasoned presentation of what its new neighbors would like

to see happen in their community, and even though he doesn’t have to do it their way, he graciously acquiesces. Do you think an appreciative community will embrace this new restaurant? Bet on it. Contact

Here comes the surplus, drip … drip Congratulations to Chris Caldwell, Knox County’s new finance director. Chris and this writer have engaged in a war of words and numbers for which there is no clear winner. But Chris is a bright young guy who will serve Knox County well. Mayor Tim Burchett made a good choice. In a brief interview, Chris reiterated that no one knows what the county’s surplus will be until the numbers are in. And he said if it’s $17.3 million, well, he might take me to lunch. You can call me hardheaded or even bone-headed, but you can’t say I don’t dig at an issue until I’m satisfied. Here’s where I’ve landed on the “surplus.” First, our numbers were right. Knox County already has collected $17.3 million more in revenues than it budgeted for the fiscal year that ended June 30. Schools: By agreement, 72.2 percent of the sales tax

Sandra Clark goes straight to schools (it’s a bit less from the town of Farragut, but that’s another story). The money goes into the school system’s fund balance until it’s spent. And the spending process entails a recommendation by the superintendent, approval by the school board, and approval by the county commission. Last week, school officials projected a $6.6 million surplus, and that could grow. Hopefully, the school board, superintendent and commission will use it to fund one-time items listed in the budget that county commission failed to fund earlier this year. Raises: The commission

sometimes spends money during the year. We’re still digging on this, but one major item was the mid-year 3 percent raise for employees under the sheriff and mayor. Caldwell estimated the cost for a half year (January through June) at $1.5 million. So, to answer Commissioner Richard Briggs who asked: “Where did this surplus go?” we’ve now got somebody besides this writer to account for $6.6 million plus $1.5 million. That’s $8.1 million down and $9.2 million to go. And there’s a lunch with Chris on the line.

A disappointing loss is at Whittle Springs Middle School where Dr. Jill Hobby has resigned for personal reasons. Dr. Elizabeth Alves is the interim replacement for Assistant Superintendent Dr. Donna Wright who departed for a similar job in a smaller system near Nashville. Two important appointments were announced earlier and became effective July 1. Dr. Clifford Davis, assisted by Dr. Jon Rysewyk, now oversees high schools What about and middle schools, the principals? joi n i ng Nancy MalSomething else we’re digwho ging on is persistent rumors Clifford Davis and oversees that as many as 30 school administrators have been elementary schools. These transferred this fall. We’ve administrators are key to got a list of 19, and a prom- staffing principals, one ise of the complete list this must assume, although the week. final call belongs to Super-

intendent McIntyre. Davis replaced Ed Hedgepet h who retired. Davis is a former principal at SouthJon Rysewyk Doyle and Karns high schools as well as Cedar Bluff Middle School. He joined Knox County Schools in 1990 as a math teacher at Farragut Middle School. He served as an assistant principal at Bearden Middle from 199499. His doctorate is from UT. Rysewyk, formerly principal at Fulton High School, has replaced Davis as supervisor of secondary education. He joined Knox County Schools in 2002 as a science teacher at Karns High School after serving previously as a science teacher in the Roane County Schools. He was appointed

assistant principal at Fulton High in 2004 and as principal in 2008. His doctorate is from East Tennessee State University.

Obamonomics Finance guru Andrew Tobias, who frequently writes for Parade Magazine, posted this on his blog: “Had you invested $10,000 in the S&P 500 under just Republican presidents for the 40 or so years that they controlled the White House since 1929, that $10,000 would have grown to … $11,733. Had you invested that same $10,000 for the 40 years since 1929 that Democrats controlled the White House prior to the election of President Obama, it would have grown to $300,671. “Pop quiz: which is more? “And that $300,671 was before President Obama took office. The S&P is up 38 percent since then – which turns that $300,671 into $415,000.”


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Never give up – never You want leadership? Elect Herman Lathers. ■ Courage in crisis. ■ Experience in disaster management. ■ Sound judgment. ■ Sense of direction. The vote should be unanimous. Tennessee football needs Herman Lathers. Herm is a big fellow. He has been tested by fire. He really, really wants to be a winning Volunteer. He does not project as a first-round draft choice but he has earned the respect of teammates. He is long past childhood. From my perspective, Herman Lathers is an inspiration, the sort of story the Vol Network or FCA or NCAA could make into a movie for the benefit of all football. And the world.

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The theme is never give up. Never. Lathers, 22, made it from Baton Rouge to where he is, UT graduate, senior linebacker, old man’s body, unofficial commander in chief, without a lot of socalled advantages. No easy street. No silver spoon. No daddy on duty. Childhood was marred by five years of bone cancer and many, many injections.

Happy heart took a hit in high school. He could play but LSU didn’t want him. Tennessee did. Herman reminded John Chavis of John Chavis. Defy the odds. Prove everybody wrong. Just do it. Achieve and exceed all expectations. Lathers did not get off to a great start. The routine physical discovered a blood disorder, maybe thrombocytopenia. Out with the spleen. Ask a doctor for details. Herman became a 2008 redshirt and was not a factor in the Fulmer staff exit. Lathers recovered. In middle-late 2009, injuries to others created an opening and he became a starter. He played well. In 2010, he was second in

Prayer at City Council Sorry to have been absent with a column the past two Mondays. I had a bum right hip replaced on July 16 under the skilled direction of Dr. Brian Edkin at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and the hospital staff. Recovery was not as fast as I had anticipated (which is not surprising), but I am now home and doing out-patient therapy. It is truly amazing what medicine can do today, and I am most fortunate to receive terrific care helped by a caring wife, Joan, and daughter, Martha. While media attention has focused on how County Commission handles prayer at the start of its meetings, this has not gone unobserved by city attorneys. When I was mayor, then council member Ivan Harmon gave the invocation. Then council member Barbara Pelot gave the invocation for eight years. Now it is rotated among those of the

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nine council members who wish to give the opening prayer: Daniel Brown, Mark Campen, Nick Della Volpe and George Wallace. This writer has learned that council attorney Rob Frost and city Law Director Charles Swanson are seeking to avoid a potential lawsuit on this issue and have advised the council members as to what words might trigger litigation. ■ Mayors Rogero and Burchett have named new members to the Metropolitan Planning Commission. However, these five persons must be approved by the State Planning Commission before they actually

tackles. He endured a few hurts but fought through the pain. The damaged shoulder required repairs after the bowl game. That cost spring practice. More troubles loomed. The first day of medical clearance, early June 2011, volunteer workout, seven on seven, collision in pursuit of a pass, cleats stuck in turf, terrible ankle fracture. Great physicians Greg Mathien and Russell Betcher inserted a metal plate and a bunch of screws, nine little ones and two big, ugly twisters. Herman Lathers woke up wondering why me, Lord? He felt sorry for himself. He wept. For the fi rst time in his life, he thought about quitting. Maybe it wasn’t worth it. He found solace in his faith that God never lays more on you than you can

start to serve. The commission lacks a quorum until Gov. Bill Haslam names new members and will not be able to approve these appointees until a quorum is serving and able to meet. ■ South Knoxville, which previously had no representation on the MPC, now has two members as both mayors appointed South Knox residents. ■ Art Clancy, who was not re-appointed by Mayor Rogero, was appointed to a one-year term by Mayor Burchett so he will continue on MPC for another year. Clancy’s mother, the incomparable Sue Clancy, celebrated her 80th birthday on July 31 with events at both Cheskepeake’s and The Orangery. Sue led Knoxville’s Bicentennial Celebration in 1991. ■ Eyebrows were raised when financial disclosures showed Mayor Rogero had donated to Democratic state representative candidate Anthony Hancock. It is not a surprise that Rogero, a Democrat, is supporting a Democrat but often mayors

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avoid an actual donation. It will be interesting to see if Rogero personally gives to other Democratic legislative candidates. Hancock is considered the underdog in the race against Steve Hall. ■ Rogero carefully avoided taking sides in the controversy over closing Belle Morris precinct by the Knox County Election Commission which Democratic candidate Gloria Johnson has made an issue. The Gary Loe vs. Gloria Johnson race will be the most contested House race in Knox County this November. ■ Roger Kane defeated two better-know candidates in the GOP primary for state representative. He had the quiet but active backing of state Rep. Bill Dunn. It is unlikely former Sheriff Tim Hutchison will be a candidate in the immediate future given his second place finish to Kane coming on top of his lopsided loss to Tim Burchett in 2010. Many had thought his better name recognition would win the nomination for him in a four-way race, but it did not.

Lathers adjusted his attitude. He found blessings to count. He was alive. He could walk, well, hobble. He realized others faced trials and tribulations, some worse. Lathers was an untitled assistant coach last season, in meetings, at practices, keep going guys, you can do it. Teammates teased him about being old and just standing around, drawing unemployment checks, looking to Medicare. This spring he resumed combat, tentatively at first, then out front. This summer he called the group to order, study more video, grasp the vision, choose unity, build a house, climb a mountain, raft a river. Other Vols said he is the general. That’s good enough. He gets my endorsement. Elect Lathers. There is a need. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

Caldwell to head finance Chris Caldwell has been appointed finance director for Knox County by Mayor Tim Burchett. Caldwell has worked for the Finance Department for 10 years. “Chris has done an outstanding job as interim finance director and has Chris Caldwell proven that he is fully capable of serving in that position on a permanent basis,” said Burchett. A native of Jacksboro, Caldwell graduated magna cum laude from Lincoln Memorial University and earned a master’s degree in business from Bellevue University. He will earn $120,000. Caldwell began working for Knox County as an accountant in June 2002. He worked his way up to the position of accounting and budget director, and has been serving as interim finance director since April.


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The storms of life When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” (John 6: 16-20 NRSV) When the storms of life are raging, stand by me; When the storms of life are raging, stand by me. When the world is tossing me, like a ship upon the sea, Thou who rulest wind and water, stand by me. (“Stand By Me,” Charles Albert Tindley)

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CROSS CURRENTS I have been on a small boat on the Sea of Galilee. Fortunately it was morning, and the wind was still. It was a sunny day in March, and the sea was glassy. Our guide told us, however, that in January, two years before, the waves

Michaels is new rabbi at Temple Beth El By Wendy Smith The first time Rabbi Mathew Michaels spoke to the Temple Beth El congregation, he invoked “the rule of three.” He asked members to refrain from commenting on his teaching until they’d been exposed to it three times. He wanted them to be open to having a new experience. When I spoke with Michaels last week, he had only taught twice. But some members had already flaunted the rule, and given the rabbi positive feedback. Clearly, Knoxville folks are too nice to keep compliments to themselves. Michaels is still getting to know us Southerners. He grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from UCLA. During his junior year, he realized his passion was not the practice of law but the practice of Judaism. Like everyone who attends rabbinical school, he spent a year studying in Israel. He found the rhythm of life to be different there. Everything operates on Jewish time, he says. “It’s the one place where we’re not a minority. I had an at-home kind of feeling.” Before moving to West Knoxville, Michaels also felt at home in Texas, where he’d lived since 1988. So, yes, he has a cowboy hat.

WORSHIP NOTES Community Services ■ Concord UMC’s Caregiver Support Group, affiliated with Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc., meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. each first Tuesday in Room 226 at the church, 11020 Roane Drive. The next meeting will be Aug. 7. Anyone in the community who gives care to an elderly individual is invited. Refreshments will be served. Info: 675-2835. ■ Catholic Charities now offers counseling for those with emotional issues who may not be physically able to come to the office for therapy. Licensed professionals are available over the phone, and the first session is free. Subsequent sessions are provided on an income-based sliding scale. All information is completely confidential. Call 1-877-7906369. Non-emergency calls only. Info:

■ St. Mark UMC, 7001 Northshore Drive, will have its annual yard sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 11. Info: 588-0808.

Rec programs ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, holds a beginner yoga class 6-7 p.m. Mondays upstairs in the family life center. Cost is $10 per class or $40 for five classes.

Twelve when they started across the water. The sea was rough, and the wind was picking up. However, it was not the wind or the darkness that frightened the disciples. It was the sight of Jesus coming toward them, walking on the surface of the water. I guess I can empathize with their fear. The night was all darkness and storm and howling wind and a boat at the mercy of it all. And then they see the Lord, coming toward them, walking on top of the water, his hair whipping around his face, and his tunic blown against his frame. What were they to think? John tells us not what they thought, but what they felt: “… they were terrified.”

Can’t say as I blame them. It is great drama, the stuff of movies. But the real stunner was yet to come. Jesus said to them, “I am. Do not be afraid.” Now the NRSV renders that statement as “It is I, …” but in the Greek it is “I am,” which gives us a choice of two meanings. Either we hear it as an echo of God’s selfdescription to Moses on Sinai: “I am that I am.” In which case, Jesus is declaring his one-ness with the great God Almighty. Or, we hear it as Jesus’ statement that in and through his existence – his being, his “am-ness,” his presence with us – we are loved and cared for and need fear nothing. Or both.

He’s moved around enough to recognize regional differences in congregations. As one would expect, Texas congregations are big. They are also friendly, he says, and families stick around for generations. California, on the other hand, is much more transient. Southern congregations have higher affiliation rates than northern ones. In the North, congregations are right on top of each other, while southern temples and Rabbi Mathew Michaels synagogues are spread out. Members have to come to- one present benefits, he says. “There’s more that goes gether more often to experiSamaritan Place case manager Christie Sheffield, case coordinator Marianne Sisson, resion than just prayers being dent Jimmy Campbell and program manager Joy McNeil get together at a summer cookence community, he says. out at Samaritan Place hosted by employees of Whirlpool Corporation. Over the past year, After less than three recited.” In addition to worship, Whirlpool employees have adopted the seniors at Samaritan Place using work or personal weeks at Temple Beth El, time to host cookouts and holiday parties. They have also donated necessities for every Michaels can already see its Michaels hopes members guest and have provided labor for repairs to the facility. Photo submitted potential. The congregation will be involved in social is open to experiencing Ju- action. As the father of daism in a new way, he says, four grown children, he even though it’s almost 150 thinks community service years old. While some fami- is especially important for lies have been around for young people. He’d like for The Lunchbox was a bit Don and his wife, Karen, Volunteer Ministry Center. years, there has been an in- service to be a required Even without Don, his presflux of members from other element of confirmation, calmer a couple of weeks ago were partners at The Lunchence was felt by this year’s when the box, a unique spot downtown parts of the country, and they which happens at age 15. S h o p p e r (and in three spots on the interns. Melinda Taylor was He fi rmly believes that bring fresh perspectives. News in- West Side) that serves ex- floored by the artwork at The He hopes members will teens need, and will live up terns visited cellent food quickly. Judges Lunchbox. And Sara Barrett appreciate that diversity to, expectations. for lunch. and lawyers mingle and hob- was amazed by the lawyer who “If expectations are reaenough to put a higher priDon Sproles nob there. Don himself was moved ahead of our group and ority on attendance. He’s sonable, and accessible, they was not a graduate of the UT Law then thanked us for “saving me encouraging members to will be met. If you have no exthere. School, although he chose to 15 billable minutes.” make worship a regular part pectations, nothing will hapDon Sproles was a comDon, 61, package lunches rather than of their routine. There’s a pen. And if your expectations passed away practice law. He was a past munity and business leader spiritual energy that happens are out of line, you might as last week and services were chair of the Knoxville Transit who will be missed. during worship, and every- well not have any.” -- S. Clark not set at press time. Authority and the board of

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had been 13 feet high – this on a body of water only 13 miles long and up to 8 miles wide. (To my East Tennessee eyes it looked more like a lake than a sea!) It was unimaginable, until she explained that the Valley of the Doves (also called the Valley of the Wind) acts like a funnel for the wind. The valley is really a pass through the mountains that rise to the west of the Sea of Galilee, a narrow pass, steep and dangerous. Sheer cliffs on both sides of the pass soar 600 feet above sea level, or 1,300 feet above the surface of the Sea of Galilee. When the wind blows through that small opening, it is like putting one’s thumb over a running garden hose. John tells us it was night, and Jesus was not with the

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Stephanie Ogden hands out iPads to interns Madeline Lonas, Ethan Sanders and Jacob Messing to use while touring the L&N STEM Academy. Photos by Ruth White

A school from the future By Madeline Lonas Students my age don’t usually get excited about going to school. As for me, I am overly excited. For a freshman, high school can seem a little scary, but I have a feeling the teachers and students at the L&N STEM Academy are friendly. Built in 1905, the L&N was a train station. It contained separate waiting rooms for couples, single

women and for the “colored.” While the walls and windows for the “colored” waiting room were simple and dull, the “white’s” waiting room had beautiful stained glass windows and delicately carved wood trim. In 1968 the lastt train left the station and seven years later the build-

ing was sold. It stood vacant for another seven years before it was renovated for the 1982 World’s Fair. Two restaurants, Ruby Tuesday and the first L&N Seafood Grill, moved into the lower floors of the building. Three t years later, Alex Harkness and Station 82 Partners bought the building

■ Comedian Leanne Morgan is an Accomplished Alumni of 2012. Morgan, a 1992 graduate of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, appeared on ABC’s “The View” and as a finalist on Nick at Nite’s “Funniest Mom.” ■ Lippincott’s DocuCare EHR, a devise that integrates electronic health records into a simulated learning tool for students, was developed in a joint endeavor by UTK’s Tami Wyatt, associate professor of nursing, and her graduate student Matt Bell (now an alumnus), along with Xueping Li, an associate professor in industrial and information engineering and his graduate student, Yo Indranoi. ■ UTK has been rated one of the “best and most interesting” schools in the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges, which reviews colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain. The publication was released this summer.

Teacher Frank Wood shows the robot constructed by a team of students that was featured in a recent competition. During lunch students enjoy sitting inside or outside on the patio or take advantage of the many invited speakers. The larger classroom is surrounded with speakers so you won’t miss a word. The STEM Academy is committed to balancing fun and learning. They want their students to grow up and have the opportunity to get amazing jobs.

STEM Academy principal Becky Ashe leads a tour of Knox County’s newest high school.

ROANE STATE NOTES ■ Students who have already registered for fall classes need to pay their fees by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, to avoid deletion of their class schedules. Prospective students who have not applied for admission are encouraged to contact the Student Enrollment and Recruitment Office at 882-4554 or toll free at 1-866-GO2-RSCC, ext. 4554. Students who have applied and have questions about their application may call the Admissions and Records Office, 882-4523 or toll free at 1-866-GO2-RSCC, ext. 4523. Fall classes begin Aug. 25.

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UT NOTES ■ The UTK chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management was recently named one of the outstanding chapters worldwide, according to its parent organization. Recognition is based on the chapter’s professional development of student members, student internships, community volunteer work and contribution to the human resources management profession. The UT chapter consists of about 50 undergraduate and graduate students majoring in human resource management.

for office space. In 2002 Ye Olde Steakhouse moved in. It stayed open for two years, until a fire damaged the building. In 2010, Tennessee was one of two states to meet goals set by the federal government and received Race to the Top funds. Dr. James McIntyre, Knox County’s school superintendent, led the way to take advantage of these one-time dollars for a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) school and it officially opened in 2011. While the building is more than 100 years old, the technology is straight from the future. With the help of Randy Boyd, every student who attends STEM receives their own iPad. Every classroom has a SMART Board, and some rooms have flat screen televisions that can connect with the iPads. Because STEM has no athletic teams, they can use that funding for academics. While there is no gymnasium, the Xbox Kinects keeps the kids bodies conditioned. They also visit the nearby YMCA once a week. The administration wants the environment to feel more like a college than a high school. Small study rooms that offer couches and bean bag chairs are available equipped with flat screen TVs and dry-erase boards. All of the hallways and classrooms have motion sensor lights that save electricity. STEM’s library is called “the library from the future” mainly because all you see are computers in the room. Behind every door, you never know what you will find. STEM’s Robotics team built a robot last year that could shoot a basketball into a hoop. You may not realize that they also offer chorus and orchestra. Students compose music by plugging their iPads into keyboards to record. Digital Art classes give their computers a workout.

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Stephanie Odgen and intern Mitchell Kolinsky use an app on the iPad to make a rhythm video.

First impressions By Sara Barrett What impressed me most during the interns’ tour of the L&N STEM Academy was the perfect blend of past, present and future. Original L&N Depot lighting in the form of a huge glass chandelier hangs in the entryway, right over the desk in the school’s front office. Mosaic tile still covers the floor where folks from the segregated South prepared to board trains years ago. Markings on the floor of the career planning and guidance area even show where walls were used to keep people of different races from interacting with each other. Students of every color now walk those floors today – side by side – to get to their next class with iPads in hand. Technology is neatly tucked into every corner of the old train station; even the water fountains are high-tech with slots to fill

water bottles in addition to the usual water fountain. Need to contact your teacher, but don’t have a pen to jot down her email address? Just use your iPad to scan the Smart Code taped to the classroom door. Within a couple of seconds, the teacher’s information page comes up from Knox County Schools’ website. While climbing the stairs to the second floor, I wondered if the students attending classes in this environment realize how fortunate they are. School principal Becky Ashe told the Shopper interns about the art students’ weekly visits to the neighboring Knoxville Museum of Art, and how gym class is often a swift stroll down the block to the Y. As an “old school” high school graduate from Farragut, I can see how many parents may be just a bit envious of their child’s experience at the L&N STEM Academy.

The 2012 version of Shopper-News interns has ended with this week’s report on the L&N STEM Academy. We had a blast! On Tuesday we asked interns to evaluate the program, looking for places to keep or toss for next season. Juvenile Court Judge Tim Irwin was a hit with every intern. Most were impressed with the courtroom experience with Circuit Court Judge Dale Workman, although Jacob Messing said he wished we’d “had a better trial.” Workman probably did too. The hands-down favorite meal was prepared by B&G Catering in Gibbs. The kids are still talking about those hamburgers and cookies. The most interesting venue for lunch was the Blue Plate Special at the Knoxville Visitor’s Center. Best characters were Joe Longmire talking about Corryton history, followed by a visit to the farm of Carolyn and Calvin Copeland.

What stood out? The big guns at the regional FBI headquarters; the big press at the News Sentinel; the big sludge pond at Hallsdale Powell Utility District. Everyone enjoyed a personal tour of the STEM Acadmy and two of this year’s interns plan to attend there. Two former interns, Owen Sanders and Leo Coppock Seal, already are students there. So here are thanks to those who helped: Ruth White and Sara Barrett from the Shopper staff. Ruth’s motto: “What is said in Ruth’s car, stays in Ruth’s car.” Karen Schmidt at KNS and the folks at Cancun Mexican Restaurant in Halls; Ranee Randby who set up our tour of the Knox County Health Department and Sue Renfro who did likewise at KARM; Sandy Liford, Nick Jackson, Ronnie Qualls and the HPUD staff, along with Roy Arthur who talked about his work to clean up Beaver Creek and Jenny Woodbery who showed us around the

new engineering building at UT. Thanks also to Joe Longmire and the Copelands; to Judges Workman and Irwin; and to the one and only Richard L. Bean, for whom a building is named. Thanks to Carol Evans of Legacy Parks Foundation for showing the kids Mead’s Quarry and Fort Dickerson; and thanks to Judy McCarter for arranging our tour of the FBI. Thanks to Russ Oaks and Mary Martin who arranged our tour of the STEM Academy, along with principal Becky Ashe and her staff who made it fun. Ruth, Sara and I made a pact: We’re starting today to recruit interns for next summer. We’re looking for rising 9th graders who can meet with us on Tuesdays. There’s no cost and lunch is on us. We ask that interns photograph or write about the places we visit. Interested? Email Sara at or Ruth at betty

Math teacher Andrea Lawyer demonstrates a classroom program to interns Jacob Messing and Ethan Sanders.


Officer Michael Geddings with the Knoxville Police Department receives the Service Above Self award from Farragut Rotary. From left are Deputy Chief Gary Price, Angie and Michael Geddings and Ben Harkins.

Soledad Sepulveda and her father, Eduardo, told members of the Rotary Club of Farragut about Eduardo’s Rotary club in Chile at the Farragut’s club meeting on Aug. 1. Photo by Sherri Gardner Howell

Lessons from Chile By Sherri Gardner Howell Eduardo Sepulveda apologized for not being fluent in the English language as he stood before the Rotary Club of Farragut on Aug. 1. No apology was needed. His passion for the work of Rotary in his native Chile communicated the message loud and clear. Sepulveda, accompanied by his daughter, Soledad, presented a slide show that highlighted the work of his Rotary club in Temuco. The projects included adopting a small community school for students with disabilities and

a drinking water project. The water project, conducted in a rural area of mainly farmers and Mapuche Indians, brought clean drinking water to a health care center that had been built to service the area, but had no clean water. “They couldn’t use it until the club found funds and a way to provide water,” said Eduardo. Eduardo is visiting the area and speaking to Rotary clubs while in the United States. Also on the agenda were two special presentations. Knoxville police officer Michael Geddings was pre-

sented the Service Above Self award from the club. He shares the honor with Knoxville Fire Department senior firefighter Eric Risden, who was presented his award in June. Deputy Chief Gary Price introduced Geddings, and the award was presented by Farragut Rotarian Ben Harkins, a retired Knox County Sheriff’s Office captain and current traffic enforcement manager for the town of Farragut. Geddings was accompanied by his wife, Angie. Molly Moore, Imagination Library coordinator for Knox County, was on hand to accept a $1,000 check from the club to Imagination Library. The funds were raised at the Adult Spelling Bee, chaired by Lee Mrazek and Staci Wilkerson. “Imagination Library has over 17,000 children in our program,” said Moore. “This donation will buy 1,000 books.” Rotary Club of Farragut meets at noon on Wednesdays at Fox Den Country Club. Info:

Ready for school LaTashia Johnson displays her new backpack full of school supplies courtesy of the Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County. The organization interviewed families in need, and Walmart supplied the packs and necessities to start the school year off right. First Presbyterian Church in Lenoir City served as the distribution site and BB&T bank sent volunteers to help complete the project. Donations for future backpacks can be mailed to The Good Samaritan Center, 119 A St., Lenoir City, TN 37772. Photo submitted

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SNAG, Starting New at Golf, consists of oversized plastic clubs, large golf balls with an arrow on top and a mat. The idea is to line up the big circle on the club head with the arrow atop the ball on the large rubber tee to learn the correct swing. clubs tailored to fit young children. Marks on the grip show where little fingers should go. Oversized golf balls have an arrow on the Tony Valentine, pro and manager of The First Tee program at Concord Park Golf Course, helps top to line up with large Jake Presley, 7, with his grip. At right, child-size golf bags are just a smaller version of ones for rubber tees on a small mat. “big kids.” Photos by S.F. Neal If they get everything lined up correctly, their swing should be perfect. “We work on teaching basic fundamentals,” Valentine says. “Grip, alignment, body posture, ball position and basic swing. SNAG makes it so much easier to get started and the kids really love it.” for the first time. “I like it,” comes to the game, he really By Suzanne Foree Neal Over the years he’s seen a For all anyone knows, Avery says. Their father, doesn’t have much choice lot of repeats at the camps. the next golfing phenom Jim Wyrick, says his wife, but learn how to play. His Bearden High School golfer could be taking his or her Deborah, heard about the brothers Trevor and Tyler Tucker Roof went from first lesson at a pint-sized program from a friend, also play. His other brother student to employee at the golf course right here in then saw information about Trent is “too little” but will course. “We’re going to be Knox County, whether that it. “They’re having a great eventually join in. going to schools, Boys and Hudson Schmitt, 6, is child someday plays the pro time,” he says of the siblings. Girls Clubs and YMCA to Hudson Schmitt, 6, concentrates on this stance with assistance circuit or just 18-holes on a “It’s something we can do as also learning so he can play talk about golf. These are from a new teaching aid called SNAG, Starting New at Golf. The weekend trying to break par. a family indefinitely.” Avery with his father. His favorite our future golfers,” Valentine special clubs, balls and mat help young golfers quickly learn Concord Park Golf sometimes watches golf golfer to watch on TV is Tiger says of his students. the game’s basics. Course, 10909 Northshore on TV, but says she really Woods. Jake Presley, 7, is the Drive, has been offering golf doesn’t know who anyone is camps this summer through so she can’t name a favorite. “seasoned” golfer among Trey Nugent, 5, is learning the group. “I did the whole The First Tee program and Knoxville Area Junior so he can play with his father. course when I was 5 or 6,” Golf Association. Getting He certainly was dressed he says. He wants to get children into the swing of the part, right down to the better so he can play with golf is hard when competing child-sized glove. When it his father. “I like to watch it on TV,” Jake says of golf. “I with other youth sports. learned that in the harder That’s where The First Tee ■ Par 3 Concord Park Golf levels … well, actually, I program hopes to make a Course, 10909 Northdon’t learn anything” from dent in snagging children shore Drive, 966-9103 watching on TV. when they’re young, hoping ■ Last session for this Maybe he learns better that interest continues into summer: 9-14 year olds, hands-on. Valentine says adulthood. Many a business 9 a.m. to noon, this by the end of this week, deal has been sealed on the Tuesday, Wednesday probably 100 youngsters will golf course. and Thursday, $100 have taken lessons. Children Despite the heat, a ■ Course open every taking the two-day camp get fivesome of young golfers day March through six hours of instruction and took part recently in a twoNovember play. Those in the three-day day camp at the course. Pro ■ Greens fees: Ages 18 and camp get nine hours. Tony Valentine runs the up, $7 for nine holes; The program is using program and manages the ages 17 and under, $5 new teaching equipment for par 3 course. per nine holes the first time this summer. Brother and sister ■ Tees set for adults at 160 SNAG, Starting New at Keaton Wyrick, 7, gets ready to sink a putt while his sister, Avery, 8, lines up her shot. At left Keaton, 7, and Avery Wyrick, yards; children 70 yards. Golf, uses a set of plastic in background, Trey Nugent, 5, is properly attired right down to the golf glove. 8, tried their hand at golf

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Boosting Ronald McDonald House By Pam Fansler First Tennessee Bank was proud to be a major sponsor of the r e c e nt Ronald McDonald House Golf Tournament. Fansler K noxville’s Ronald McDonald House is a temporary home-away-f rom-home for families whose children are receiving treatment for serious illnesses at area hospitals. In an effort to reduce stress, keep the family intact and enhance the quality of life for families, the Ronald McDonald House provides affordable services in a caring, homelike atmosphere. The house, which has been serving families of sick and injured children since 1985, is open to any

HEALTH NOTES ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or www. ■ Covenant Health’s Bodyworks offers community exercise for all ages at $3 per class. Classes include Easy Cardio Max, Mind and Body, and Senior Cardio. Visit www. or call 541-4500 to find a location near you.

family with a child age 21 or younger who is receiving medical treatment at an area hospital, including East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Since it opened, more than 45,000 people have found a home when they needed one the most. Families are asked for a donation of $5 per night for a room. The house provides facilities for sleeping, cooking, laundry and play. Relatives, including grandparents and siblings of children receiving medical treatment, are welcome. The Ronald McDonald House also offers a program where families with children at area hospitals use the house’s laundry, cooking and other facilities during the day. This enables families to complete daily tasks while away from home but still remain close to their sick child. On Valentine’s Day 2000, the Ronald McDon-

ald House opened a second house beside the original house. Together, the two buildings can accommodate 16 families or 65 people nightly. The house needs everything that your house needs multiplied by 16. Keeping it stocked with everything from meals and coffee to laundry detergent and zip-lock bags is quite a challenge. (Go to www. ishlist. html to view the “wish list.”) Everything needed is funded by the community. Support comes through fundraising events such as the annual golf tournament as well as donations of money and goods from caring groups and individuals. Knoxville’s Ronald McDonald House is one of 200 houses throughout the world helping 5,000 people daily. Pam Fansler is president of First Tennessee Bank’s East Tennessee region.

■ The 2013 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon has added a two-person relay to next year’s events. Registration is currently open. The marathon will be held Sunday, April 7. Info and to register: www. ■ The Epilepsy Foundation of East Tennessee and the YMCA will host its eighth annual charity golf tournament 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Three Ridges Golf Course. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Sponsors and players are needed. Info: 522-4991 or 9229622 for more information. ■ Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. each third Monday at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 218-7081.

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Triple 8 earns award By Theresa Edwards Triple 8 began in the home of Casey and Margarita McClure eight years ago with two Swaddlebees natural cloth diaper designs. It has flourished into a business distributing more than 20 different diaper designs and accessories worldwide through more than 120 retailers, distributors and stores, earning the “2012 Rising Star Award” for business excellence. “Our Rising Star award is the biggest honor the TSBDC has to recognize growing small businesses in Knox County,” said senior business specialist Rob Karpick. “The success Triple 8 has found through hard work, dedication and a passion for customer service is something we really need to celebrate as a community.”

Triple 8 is part of the Knoxville Chamber’s mentor program. “We really want our business to grow, and they have helped us do that,” said Casey McClure. He discussed the advantages of the natural cloth diapers. “First, it is better for the child. Second, it is really good for the environment. … Third is saving money. The average parent spends $2,200 to $2,500 on disposable diapers per child and you will spend anywhere from $500 to $800 with our products and they can be used for your second child.” “My wife is the founder, the brains and designer of the business,” said McClure. “We focus on the prints. That is our biggest selling point,” said Margarita McClure. “Moms go crazy over the prints. Our best seller


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Triple 8 will unveil this “monsters” design cloth diaper in September 2012. With both horizontal and vertical snaps, it is adjustable from birth through potty-training up to 35 pounds. is the ‘owls’ because it is gender neutral.” “It’ll be fun watching your company continue to grow,” said Teri Brahams, Pellissippi State Community College executive director of Economic and Workforce Development.

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through Sept. 27. Valerie Whiting will be the instructor. The cost of each seven-week class is $70; a combo of both classes is $120. Info or to register: 966-7057.

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the Concord Par 3 Golf Course at Concord Park, 10909 Northshore Drive. The final three-day session for 9- to 14-year-olds runs from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 7-9. Cost is $100. Info or to register: 966-9103.

The Farragut Branch Library is located at 417 N. Campbell Station Road. A parent or guardian must accompany each child, except for older preschool, during Storytime and events. Info: 777-1750. ■ Monday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5. ■ Tuesday, Aug. 7, 10:30 a.m., Older Preschool StoryPint Night for Foothills Land time for ages 4-6. ■ Wednesday, Aug. 8, 10:30 a.m., Baby Bookworms Conservancy for infants to age 2. Pint Night, a benefit for Foothills Land Conservancy, ■ Thursday, Aug. 9, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime for will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at River ages 2-3. Sports Outfitters, 2918 Sutherland Ave. ■ Friday, Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime for Attendees must be 21 or over with ID. Courtesy of ages 3-5. River Sports Outfitters and co-sponsor SmartWool, the first 200 people get a free pint glass, filled by Relix. Extra fill-ups are $5. All proceeds from beer sales and 10 percent of proceeds from store sales during the event will go to the Foothills Land Conservancy. Info: 523-0066.



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SATURDAYS, THROUGH OCTOBER Food, crafts at Dixie Lee Market From 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 29, the Dixie Lee Farmers Market is open with fresh, locally grown produce and handmade crafts. The market is at Renaissance in Farragut, 12740 Kingston Pike. Local farmers and Tennessee artisans provide the products for the market. In season, offerings include peaches, berries, grapes, melons, apples, tomatoes, peppers, beans, corn, greens and a host of other fruits and vegetables, plus grass-fed meats, honey, potted plants, fresh-cut flowers, herbs and cheeses. There are also baked goods and crafts by local artisans.

MONDAY TO FRIDAY, AUG. 6-10 Movers and Shakers prize pickups Students who have participated in the Farragut Movers and Shakers Club this summer may pick up their prizes between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, Aug. 6-10, at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Info: Lauren Cox, or 966-7057.

MONDAY, AUG. 6 Annabelle’s Curse, Wise Old River at Tennessee Shines Annabelle’s Curse and Wise Old River will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St. The performance will be broadcast on the Tennessee Shines Radio Show on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville, with Bill Landry as reader. A limited number of tickets to be in the studio audience for the live show are $10 and are available at WDVX and at Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. In August, students get in free by showing their valid student IDs at the door. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free.

TUESDAY TO THURSDAY, AUG. 7-9 Youth golf clinics at Concord Park The Knox County Parks and Recreation Department is winding down its summer youth golf clinics at

SATURDAY, AUG. 11 Knoxville Symphony Brass at Cove The Knoxville Symphony Brass will perform from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Second Saturday Concert at the Cove at Concord Park, 11808 Northshore Drive. Second Saturday concerts are free and can be enjoyed in the park or from the water.

SUNDAY, AUG. 12 GO! Contemporary Dance Works auditions GO! Contemporary Dance Works will hold open auditions for dancers age 11 to adults on Sunday, Aug. 12, at Studio Arts for Dancers, 1234 Rocky Hill Road. Lower intermediate-level dancers ages 11-14 will audition 2 to 3:45 p.m. and upper-level intermediate to advanced/professional ages 14-adult will audition 4 to 6:15 p.m. The audition fee is $25. GO! will present “The Search for Persephone,” an original contemporary ballet based on Greek mythological characters, on Oct. 13 at the Clarence Brown Theatre and will premiere “Forgotten Warriors … The Women of World War II” Feb. 9-10 at the Bijou Theatre. GO! also will perform at community festivals, events and concerts. Info: or 539-2475.

MONDAY, AUG. 13 Chelle Rose, David Olney on Tennessee Shines Chelle Rose and David Olney with Sergio Webb will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St. The performance will be broadcast on the Tennessee Shines Radio Show on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. A limited number of tickets to be in the studio audience for the live show are $10 and are available at WDVX and at Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. In August, students get in free by showing their valid student IDs at the door. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free.

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS, AUG. 14 TO SEPT. 27 Yoga classes at Town Hall The town of Farragut will offer yoga classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 14 to Sept. 27, in the Community Room of the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Each class will run seven weeks. Registration and payment deadline is Thursday, Aug. 9. Class I will meet from 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 14 through Sept. 25. Betty Kalister will be the instructor. Class II will meet from 9-10 a.m. Thursdays, Aug. 16

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The town of Farragut will offer Pilates classes from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 14 through Sept. 25, in the Community Room of the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The classes will run seven weeks. Simon Bradbury will be the instructor. Registration and payment deadline is Thursday, Aug. 9. The cost is $70. Info or to register: 966-7057.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15 ‘Sentimental Journey’ concert Vocalist Kathy Huber will perform a “Sentimental Journey” concert at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road. Huber’s oldies show is a favorite at the Strang Center. Audience members are encouraged to wear their best ’40s “Sentimental Journey” attire to win prizes. Refreshments and prizes will be provided by NHC Farragut. A $3 donation is requested. To RSVP: 670-6693.

WEDNESDAYS, AUG. 15 TO SEPT. 19 Dealing with chronic conditions The town of Farragut is hosting a six-week workshop “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 15 through Sept. 19, at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The program, offered by the Knoxville-Knox County Office on Aging, helps participants learn how to take charge of their own health and better manage their chronic disease or condition. There is no charge, but registration is required. Info and to register: 524-2786.

THURSDAY, AUG. 16 Strang Book Club The Strang Book Club will meet at noon Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road. The August book selection is “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain. New members are welcome.

THURSDAY, AUG. 16 Recycled hubcap painting class The town of Farragut will offer a recycled hubcappainting workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Registration deadline is Monday, Aug. 13. Participants will transform hubcaps of many styles into wall-décor pieces. Sarah Brobst will be the instructor. The cost of $30 covers all supplies. Info or to register: 966-7057.

SATURDAY, AUG. 18 Farragut’s Fleet, Kids’ Day fun The town of Farragut and the Farragut Folklife Museum will present a day of fun for families Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The 11th annual Fun with Farragut’s Fleet will take place from 9-11 a.m. in the Town Hall parking lot. A variety of trucks and equipment used by the town of Farragut, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad, Moneymakers Wrecker Service and Rural/Metro will be on site. At 11:15 a.m., the Farragut Folklife Museum will present Kids’ Day at the Museum. After a show, museum volunteers will serve free hot dogs, and children can take a tour of the museum. Info: Lauren Cox, or 966-7057.

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The District Gallery and Framery offers top quality art and frame restoration, art, jewelry and beautiful home décor. Owner Jeff Hood has 24 years’ experience in framing and crafts whimsical and out of the ordinary pieces for the home. Pictured is a media screen crafted by Hood with doors that slide to reveal the television screen. The gallery also offers art work by local and regional artists and Photo submitted will open an equestrian themed show titled “Equine Spirit” on September 14. The event will benefit Horse Haven and will feature artists from the gallery. The District Gallery is located at 5113 Kington Pike, suite 101. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Info: 200-4452.

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Einstein Bros. Bagels, 11693 Parkside Drive, will host Summer Kids Nights from 3-8 p.m. every Saturday throughout the summer. Free activities will include crafts, sidewalk chalk art, trivia, games and more. Kids 12 and under can eat free (pizza bagel, bagel dog, PB&J bagel or grilled cheese) with the purchase of an adult meal (one child per adult). Info: 675-6674.


Pearl & Swirlee Frisco These cats and others are available for adoption. Most can be seen at the Petsmart Turkey Creek adoption center. Contact Debbie at 300-6873 for more info.

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New season, new field

Grace Christian Academy is the first school in Knox County to install artificial turf on its football field. Photos by Kara McKamey

By Shannon Morris The Grace Christian Academy Rams are gearing up to take the field again this fall. The first football game of the season will be Thursday, Aug. 16, as the Rams host the Carter Hornets in a televised High School Rivalry match up. This will be the inaugural football game on the brand new turf field. Some other area schools have followed suit, but Grace was the first school in Knox County to install an artificial turf playing surface, so this

first game promises to be very exciting. The Rams are riding a 10-game winning streak, having finished last season with a perfect 10-0 record. This game will not be the first time the field has been used, however. Grace has hosted soccer tournaments and other events over the summer, including a tremendous football camp with former UT Vol and current NFL player Eric Berry. Football players from around the region benefitted from personal training with Berry, in

Back to school By Shannon Morris August is the month for back to school! In the next few days, students will be preparing for that anticipated day. New clothes, classroom supplies and backpacks will be flying off the shelves. On that first day of school, Grace Christian Academy will be poised and ready to receive each student from kindergarten through 12th grade. As a college preparatory school, Grace is committed to a high standard of academic excellence in all grades. Even as early as kindergarten, there is a strong academic foundation established in art, computer, Spanish, music, library and physical education. The loving, caring environment and family atmosphere puts even our youngest students at ease each day. Grace’s educational program is a guide to enable students to discover God’s purpose for their lives and to


Blake Hutchison is ready for the first day of school. Photo submitted

equip them to fulfill that purpose. At the elementary school, our dedicated teachers provide the best environ-

The Rams are ready to take the field.

addition to getting the experience of playing on the turf field. With many key players returning to the team this year, plus the addition of some younger players who have the chance to step into important roles,

the Rams are looking toward another successful campaign on the gridiron. Make your plans now to be at the opening game. Who knows? You might just be watching a player who will be holding his own camp here in a few years.

ment for learning with use of interactive whiteboard technology and exposure to departmentalized instruction. The middle school offers exploratory classes in foreign languages, physical education, computer, drama, music and art. With 16 middle school sports teams, our students have the opportunity to experience a sport they may be interested in pursuing more once they reach the high school level. The goal at Grace is to maximize each student’s God-given abilities and talents while teaching to the whole child – mind, body and spirit. The high school students are enriched with choices in advanced placement and honors classes. Our academic and college counseling service is top-notch and helps to direct each student in his or her academic path for future success. The January term enrichment program, known as Winterim, allows students to test the workforce, to see what different career opportunities are available and what they look like from inside the business or corporation. The strong athletic training and

competitive sports program allows students many extracurricular opportunities each year. Several student athletes have signed national letters of intent in a diverse range of sports. As a school accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Schools and Council of Accreditation and School Improvement (SACA-ACSI), and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), Grace seeks to partner with families in educating a diverse student population. Graduates have received appointments to U.S. Military academies, as well as acceptance by Yale University, Vanderbilt University, the University of Tennessee and many more. Grace exists to lead students to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, to build them up to their full potential in Him, and to equip them to serve Him. If Grace Christian Academy sounds like the perfect fit for your student, please feel free to contact the school office at 934-4780 for more information on how your family can be a part of our family.


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‘Murky gene pool’ likely responsible for active man’s heart trouble Jim and Brenda Owenby of Vonore are planning to celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary on Aug. 29, but there was a time when a healthy, happy future wasn’t so certain. One afternoon in 1994 after digging post-holes on his farm, Owenby noticed he was out of breath. He continued to feel unwell and his stomach felt a little upset, but he blamed indigestion. Brenda convinced him to see a doctor. A stress test revealed that Jim had survived what would be the first of three heart attacks. A complete blockage made it necessary for him to have a stent implanted. Fast forward to 2002 when Owenby had open heart surgery at Parkwest – a double bypass and two grafts. Things were good until 2009 when he again had open heart surgery, this time with five stents and three grafts. “My heart pretty much looks like Malfunction Junction with stents and grafts running everywhere,” Owenby joked. “If you’ve been around the Knoxville area for a while, you know what that is,” Owenby said, referring to a particularly aggravating stretch of I-40 in downtown Knoxville, formerly known for causing dangerous traffic snarls and delays. Owenby is genetically predisposed to heart disease. “My gene pool is pretty murky on both sides of the family when it comes to heart health,” he commented. His grandfather died of a heart attack at 45, his father succumbed to a stroke at 93, his uncles died from heart attacks and his mom, 66, also did not survive a coronary event. Testing has revealed that one of Owenby’s two adult daugh-

Joking that most men buy a red convertible when they retire, Owenby, 63, said his “midlife mobile” choice was a Kubota M7040 tractor which he uses on a 90-acre, lakefront farm in Monroe County that has been in the family for generations. In addition to farm work, he exercises most days of the week, alternating between yoga and time on the treadmill.

Owenby says his “Second Bible” is Dr. Dean Ornish’s “Program for Reversing Heart Disease: The Only System Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery.” Here, Owenby checks the progress of some homegrown summer squash. Since the diagnosis of Jim’s heart disease, the Owenby family is eating more fresh vegetables. The retired accountant seldom feels deprived and claims he has never felt better.

ters is at risk for heart problems similar to her father’s. Complicating the issue is that Owenby’s body doesn’t tolerate statins well. Statins are a class of medicines frequently used to lower blood cholesterol levels by blocking the action of a chemical in the liver that is necessary for making cholesterol. Owenby’s experience with statins included dizziness, extreme fatigue and muscle aches. Surgery, maintenance medica-

tion and a healthy lifestyle have contributed to making Owenby healthier. His “numbers” corroborate good health: blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides are all within normal levels. His ejection fraction (EF) looks good. EF is a measurement of the percentage of blood leaving your heart each time it contracts. However, that’s just part of the story. “When it comes to my heart, the plumbing’s good but the wir-

ing is not so great,” Owenby said. “For no apparent reason, my heart beats out of rhythm.” In April, Owenby had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implanted. An ICD is a small device placed in the chest to help treat irregular heartbeats called arrhythmias. An ICD uses electrical pulses or shocks to help control life-threatening arrhythmias which can cause sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). The ICD seems to be working.

Heart attack or cardiac arrest?

People often use heart attack and cardiac arrest inter- covery. Heart attacks increase the risk for sudden cardiac changeably, but they are not synonomous. A heart attack arrest. Most heart attacks do not lead to sudden cardiac is when blood flow to the heart is blocked, and sudden car- arrest. But when sudden cardiac arrest occurs, heart atdiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly tack is a common cause. Other heart conditions may also stops beating unexpectedly. A heart attack is a “circula- disrupt the heart’s rhythm and lead to sudden cardiac tion” problem, but a sudden cardiac arrest is an “electri- arrest. These include a thickened heart muscle (cardiomyopathy), heart failure, arrhythmias, particularly vencal” problem. A heart attack occurs when a blocked artery prevents tricular fibrillation, and long Q-T syndrome. oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery begins to die. The Even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack, don’t wait more longer a person goes without treatment, the greater the than five minutes to call 911 or your emergency response damage. Symptoms of a heart attack may be immediate number. Every minute matters! It’s best to call EMS to get and intense. More often, though, symptoms start slowly to the emergency room right away. Emergency medical serand persist for hours, days or weeks bevices staff can begin treatment when fore a heart attack. Unlike with sudden they arrive – up to an hour sooner than cardiac arrest, the heart usually does if someone gets to the hospital by car. not stop beating during a heart attack. EMS staff are also trained to revive The heart attack symptoms in women someone whose heart has stopped. can be different than men. Patients with chest pain who arrive by Sudden cardiac arrest often occurs ambulance usually receive faster treatsuddenly without warning. It is trigment at the hospital, too. gered by an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading (arrhythmia). With its pumping action cause of death – nearly 400,000 disrupted, the heart cannot pump blood out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur to the brain, lungs and other organs. annually in the United States. If two Cardiac arrest is reversible in Seconds later, a person loses conscious- people are available to help, one most victims if it’s treated within a ness and has no pulse. Death occurs should begin CPR immediately while few minutes. First, call 911 for emerwithin minutes if the victim does not the other calls 911 and finds an AED. gency medical services. Then get an receive treatment. By performing Hands-Only CPR to the automated external defibrillator if beat of the classic disco song “Stayin’ one is available and use it as soon Alive,” you can double or even triple a as it arrives. Begin CPR immediThese two distinct heart conditions victim’s chance of survival. Learn the ately and continue until professional are linked. Sudden cardiac arrest can two easy steps to save a life at www. emergency medical services arrive. occur after a heart attack or during re- Source: American Heart Association

What to do: Heart attack

What to do: Sudden cardiac arrest

What is the link?

“My pulse rate was in the low 50s, now it is in the 60s,” he said. “Every six months, the doctor will download information from my ICD to get a look at what is actually happening with my heartbeats.” Owenby is the kind of patient who puts his life in God’s hands and his trust in medical professionals; however, he takes responsibility for acting on the information he is given. His “inner accountant” demands that his balance sheets tally up, so Owenby also makes sure that he educates himself about what he can do to stay as healthy as he can for as long as possible. He follows a diet and lifestyle program by Dean Ornish, M.D., that is supposed to reverse heart disease. As a result, he has dropped approximately 35 pounds and has increased energy. Brenda cooks differently. It turns out that Jim’s heart-healthy diet is reaping benefits for her as well. “No more sausage, gravy and biscuits,” she said. “I use Stevia to sweeten things.” “I went to a doctor at Mayo Clinic for a second opinion, and I asked him, is it really possible to reverse heart disease,” Owenby said. “He told me, ‘You’re already doing it.’ ” He also credits his local heart care team at Parkwest which includes cardiologist Stephen Marietta, M.D., and physician assistant Jaan Anne Kelly. “Jaan Anne is my guardian angel,” said Owenby. “She was the one who recommended that I check into the Berkeley HeartLab test.” “I have grandchildren that I want to see graduate from college,” Owenby said. “I need to be around for that.”

Is the Berkeley HeartLab test appropriate for you? The Berkeley HeartLab testing includes lipoprotein subfractionation analyses, advanced cardiovascular risk markers and genetic tests that determine risk characteristics with precision and accuracy. Based on these analyses, clinicians are able to create personalized treatment plans for each patient. If you have had two or more of the following, a Berkeley HeartLab test may be beneficial: ■ Heart disease or a heart attack (this counts as two) ■ Diabetes (this counts as two) ■ Family history of either heart disease or a heart attack before the age of 55 ■ Total cholesterol > 200 mg/dL ■ LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) > 130 mg/dL, or LDL cholesterol > 100 mg/dL if you have had a heart attack ■ Triglycerides > 150 mg/dL ■ HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol) < 40 mg/dL ■ Systolic blood pressure (the top number) > 140 mmHg ■ Diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) > 90 mmHg ■ Obesity ■ Cigarette smoker ■ Physical inactivity The Wall Street Journal online also endorsed the Berkeley HeartLab expanded cholesterol testing in its story “Five Tests Worth Paying For.” The results break down both the good and bad cholesterol into subclasses that can give a better indication of heart-disease risk. It goes beyond typical cholesterol testing which doesn’t directly measure your LDL, or bad cholesterol. Expanded tests also look at the size, type and sometimes number of LDL and HDL particles. For more information about the Berkeley test, ask your primary care physician.

Fewer Complications Better Outcomes Higher Survival Rates


Find a pet er shelters to find homes for more cats and dogs than the same period in 2011. The If you’re considering an goal is to save at least 300 addition to your family, more animals. The shelter that saves this fall is the time to take the most animals during the leap. this three-month period – beyond the baseline goal of at least 300 more lives than the same time period last year – will win the Sara $100,000 grand prize. Barrett Young-Williams Animal Center’s goal is to save 1,512 lives in three months. Amy Johnston, director of outreach for Young-Williams Animal Center, said Young-Williams Ani- the $100,000 grand prize mal Center has qualified “would help us expand our as one of 50 shelters na- spay/neuter program, entionwide in the running hance our adoption and fosto win this year’s ASPCA ter programs, and strengthRachael Ray $100K Chal- en the safety net for our lenge. YWAC has the chance community’s neediest pet to win $500,000 in grant owners by expanding our funding and a grand prize pet-food pantry.” of $100,000. Do you realTo help raise the number ize how many animals that of adoptions, YWAC will could spay or neuter? have special promotions Your connection to this during the three-month peopportunity is adopting a riod including a “Read to the pet from the center. During Dog” back-to-school adopthe months of August, Sep- tion evening 7-10 p.m. Sattember and October, YWAC urday, Aug. 11, where famiis competing against 49 oth- lies can read to and visit

Help other animals

Critter Tales

‘Primp Your Pit (Bull)’ According to the staff at Young-Williams, two out of three pit bulls brought to the shelter will be euthanized. To help sway this number toward a happy ending, Young-Williams will host the spay/neuter special “Primp Your Pit (Bull)” throughout the month of August. Sponsored by PetSmart Charities, the promotion will help a sweet breed with a bad reputation. Have your pit bull spayed or neutered for $20, and Young-


Williams will even throw in a nail trim. All owners of pit bulls are eligible for this special, regardless of income. The only requirement is mentioning the “Primp Your Pit” promotion when you call Young-Williams to schedule the procedure. In general, spaying/ neutering helps solve the problem of animal overpopulation and reduces the risk of certain reproductive cancers and infections in all animals. Info: 215-6677 or www.

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BEAUTIFUL BSMT RANCHER on 1.5 acre in Friendsville. $169,000. Call 423836-1703.

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For registration info about these and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 9-10, Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Drive, Farragut. ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, and Saturday, Aug. 18, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2717 Buffalo Trail, Morristown. ■ 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 429 Sandy Springs Road, Maryville.

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I BUY OLDER MOBILE HOMES. 1990 up, any size OK. 865-384-5643

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B. Approval of variance request from the Farragut Municipal Code, Title 16, Chapter 4, Driveways and Other Accessways, Section 16-406 (1), Distance requirements, (a) Distance from intersections and (b) Distance between driveways, for a driveway to Kingston Pike, which is classified as a Major Arterial, for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, 11212 Kingston Pike, Parcel 2, Tax Map 143, located on the Toyama site, 1.26 Acres, Zoned C-1 and Floodplain (Michael LaRue/Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, Applicant)

By Theresa Edwards Yoga classes meet 12:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Friday at Strang Senior Center, taught by Jill Frere. Frere is certified by Dharma Yoga Center of New York City after completing 200- and 600-hour courses. She specializes in teaching senior yoga. “You can never be too old or out of shape to practice yoga,” Frere states on her blog. “All the poses can be altered to fit your body, including the use of chairs or other objects to correct the lack of flexibility.” The Strang Center also offers a beginner’s yoga class 1:30 p.m. each Monday, led by accredited hatha yoga teacher Kit Hoffman. “It’s a different style of class,” said Strang coordinator Lauren Monahan. Mark your calendars for 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, for a “Sentimental Journey” of song at Strang, featuring vocalist Kathy Huber, sponsored by NHC Farragut.

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WAREHOUSE: Immed P/T Dock Positions Open at Old Dominion Freight Line (EOE/AA). Advancement Oppty's! Paid Hourly! Call Linda: 1-800458-6335, x204

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Suzy Datz performs the “spinal twist” yoga pose.

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ADOPT! Looking for a lost pet or a new one? Visit YoungWilliams Animal Center, the official shelter for the City of Knoxville & Knox County: 3201 Division St. Knoxville.

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Lakefront Property 47

2 BR, 2 BA off Papermill in Chenoweth, frpl, gar., CHA, updated, very clean, No smoking, no pets. $850/mo. + dep. Cr. ck. 702-897-0115 ***Web ID# 118603***

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Golden Retrievers, AKC, 3 girls, 3 boys, 1st shot, vet ck. $500. 931-738-9605 ***Web ID# 120042***



90 Day Warranty 865-851-9053

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PIT BULL PUPPIES Razor's Edge, blue & white, UKC reg., $450 w/papers, $350 w/o papers. 423-625-9192

DICKENS VILLAGE SERIES, Victoria Station, Kings Road Post Office & many others. 865-376-7834.

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II. Approval of Agenda

A. Approval of Contract for Information Technology Services

Yoga at Strang

Beagle Puppies (6)

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Jill Frere demonstrates the “cobra” pose while instructing a yoga class at Strang Senior Center.

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WEST NEW CONDO 1 car garage, 2 large BRs, 2BAs, no pets. $825/mo. + dep. Doyle Jo hnson 865-254-9552

3/2, Open House 7/29 2-5. 69 Pine Road. 494-6265 Lease/purchase option


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VII. Attorney’s Report



ADOPTION: A happily married couple would love to become parents. Your For Sale By Owner 40a child will grow up with love, laughter and $135,000, 806 Cedar endless opportunities. Ln, newly remodExpenses paid. Kathleen eled. 3 BR, 2 BA, and Scott, 1-888-629-0929 865-548-8267 WE ARE LOOKING to expand our family through adoption. If you are pregnant and considering an adoption plan, please contact us at 1-866-918-4482. We have a lot of love to give.

with shelter dogs. Reduced adoption fees for adult dogs and puppies will be available during the event. On Saturday, Aug. 25, folks can take advantage of “Big Orange” adoption day to kick off football season. Reduced adoption fees will be offered noon to 6 p.m. on all animals. Other events can be found online at

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Orphan Annie is one of the many animals you can adopt at Young-Williams this month to help the facility win the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. Photo submitted




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Dynamic growth at Provision

An aerial view of the campus of Provision Health Alliance, located off Middlebrook Pike near Weisgarber Road. The large building in the center houses Provision Health & Wellness; new construction at top shows the future home of the Provision Center for Proton Center.

Using technology to save lives Terry Douglass was a co-founder of CTI Molecular Inc. which developed positron emission technology, more commonly known as PET scans. Realizing the Terry Douglass technology’s importance to patient diagnosis and treatment, he worked closely with other industry leaders to obtain FDA approval and PET reimbursement. CTI went public in 2002 and was acquired by Siemens in 2005. In an interview with, Douglass talked about vision and mission. “Make sure that the business potential you pursue is worth the effort that you will have to exert; and remember that businesses do not fail due to mission and values; they fail because they run out of cash. So plan and execute so that you never run out of cash, which is a lot easier said than done, but true.” Douglass also formed Provision Foundation to support not-for-profit local and international ministries, especially in Haiti. Then he worked closely with physicians and other healthcare providers in the community to form Provision Health Alliance (PHA), telling teknovation. biz: “We are all blessed by God with different resources, capabilities, talents, experiences and circumstances. Everything that we call ours actually comes from Him and belongs to Him. … Provision Health Alliance is simply about being obedient and wisely investing the resources for which we are responsible.”

Provision entities. Provision Radiation Therapy, the latest Construction continues development, will open next on the sprawling campus of month, and the Provision Provision at Dowell Springs. Center for Proton Therapy is We’ve written previously set to open in Spring 2014. about Provision Health & So the 33-acre camWellness and Provision Physipus serves physicians and cal Therapy. This week we’re patients throughout East introducing the umbrella organization – Provision Health Tennessee, specifically with outpatient treatment focused Alliance, or PHA. on cancer and with innovaAn overview: The PHA campus is home to Tennessee tive technology. PHA hosts a research comCancer Specialists, Knoxville ponent to advance the develComprehensive Breast Center and Provision Diagnostic opment of new technology. Imaging. There are multiple The vision of the campus

By Sandra Clark

and what it offers is attributed to clinicians that practice on the campus and driven by patient needs. Michael Bozeman is PHA’s vice president for marketing and business development. He says, “Our expertise is in development, and our focus is to improve patient access to the best technology.” That was Terry Douglass’s goal with PET and it is Provision Health Alliance’s goal today. “We want to be holistic so our patients live better lives,

rather than simply treat after a diagnosis,” Bozeman said. “Our goal for patient treatment is to be preventive, predictive, personalized and participatory. “We have created a worldclass cancer facility that can serve Knoxville, the surrounding region and the greater Southeast. The new Proton Therapy Center will be a community resource, open to all area physicians and providers. It will have three treatment units and will be able to treat up to 900 cancer patients annually.”

Tour the PHA campus ■ Tennessee Cancer Specialists includes 12 physician specialists and a support staff to provide patients with comprehensive cancer care and personal support. Cancer specialties include bladder, breast, colon, uterine, lung, prostate and skin cancers along with leukemia. ■ Knoxville Comprehensive Breast Center was founded in 1983 by Kamilia Kozlowski, M.D. It was the first freestanding breast center of its kind in Tennessee and remains one of the few nationwide. Today the center includes five physicians and a staff of 70, all with the goal of providing top quality imaging and comprehensive care all under one roof. ■ Provision Diagnostic Imaging features a comprehensive range of outpatient imaging services to help area physicians diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical conditions. Services include CT, PET/CT and X-ray scans plus nuclear medicine technologies and both 1.5T and Open MRI – the only Open MRI in the area. ■ Provision Physical Therapy is led by physical therapists Dean Douglass and Wes Franks, both certified manual therapists. Services include treatment for neck and back pain, headaches, shoulder, wrist/ hand, elbow, neurovascular issues, knee, hip, foot/ankle, sports injuries,

post-operative rehab and cancer rehabilitation.

cation and wellness, research and clinical trials and charitable needs.

■ Provision Health & Wellness offers a medically-based resource for wellness with comprehensive programs for health management. Services include stateof-the-art exercise equipment and personal trainers and nutritional counseling by a Registered Dietitian.

■ Provision Health Partners delivers innovative and cost effective management services which allow healthcare entities to focus on the healthcare business, thereby enhancing their ability to provide quality patient care. Services include practice management, accounting and financial services, IT support, facility and site development, human resources and marketing.

■ Cardinal Health partners with Provision Radiopharmacy to bring PET tracers to Provision practitioners and partners in the region. The Radiopharmacy produces FDG, Ammonia N13, Sodium Fluoride and participates in research and development of novel tracers that are sure to have an impact on patient care in the near future. ■ Provision Center for Biomedical Research is a clinical research site management organization that serves as a liaison between the pharmaceutical industry and physician groups to make innovative research available to patients throughout East Tennessee. Currently more than 20 active or follow-up trials are underway. ■ Provision Healthcare Foundation was formed to be a resource for education, research and charity care in the community. Primarily funded from ventures on the PHA campus, the funds are available to those in need for healthcare edu-

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y mother told me many years ago that my grandfather was a baker. That explains why, when all of my friends were playing with dolls or playing school, I was using Play-Doh and cookie cutters to pretend that I was the owner of the best bakery in town. As long as I can remember, I have loved being in the kitchen. When I was a young girl I would make the best mud pies on the block and would season them with my mother’s spices. In high school I always made sure there were fresh baked cookies, brownies or caramel corn on the athletic bus to games. I loved to see the smiles that wonderful treats brought to the faces of my friends. This is a tradition that I have continued and have passed on to my own daughter. More than four years ago I pulled out the pastry bags and

The finished product – cookies to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Christian Academy of Knoxville. Decorated cookies are quickly becoming a favorite at special gatherings, often in addition to cake.

Freshly baked cookies, waiting to be filled and decorated with colorful icing. Photos by Ruth White

decorating tips and taught my daughter how to decorate cookies. These decorated treats would be given to a football player, inside a colorfully painted bucket on game day. The first several batches of cookies had their

flaws, but they tasted wonderful and the best part was using a craft to bond with my daughter. Making the cookies grew past the football bucket and they began to pop up at baseball and basketball games, welcomed new

cheerleaders to the team and helped raise money for breast cancer awareness. Friends began to mention that their birthday was coming up soon and would love to have some cookies for their special day (hint, hint). I have tried several recipes but always fall back to a personal favorite. The shape of the cookie may not be perfect but the taste is what matters most. Royal icing is the topping of choice for me because it dries to a hardened state that allows for the cookies to be stacked without smashing hours of work. Perfecting the skill of

icing and then turning shapes of dough into recognizable objects has taken hours of practice and researching techniques on the Internet. Thousands of pounds of cookie dough, mounds of royal icing and more colors than one might imagine, the quality of the decorating has improved and it’s a thrill to watch my own child share the same passion I did at her age. To some, they are just cookies. To me, they are memories made that will last for my lifetime and hopefully beyond.



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film. The first camp, which was attended by upper elementary through high school students, produced a “mockumentary” called “Life’s a Mountain, Climb It: the Radiator Zebras Story.” It’s the tale of a rock band sliding downward into conflict – and smooth jazz. The second was an advanced camp for middle and high-school students, who filmed a horror movie called “Trillo del Diablo,” or “The Trill of the Devil.” The success of the camp is partially due to the community’s wealth of moviemaking professionals. The director is Gibbs High School and UT alumnus

Kelly Vasconcelos. She spent 15 years doing film and commercial work in Los Angeles before returning to Knoxville. She assumed the move would end her film career, but she was wrong. The volume of instructional TV produced in this area means there’s an abundance of local talent. The low cost of filming here is attractive to professionals like Vasconcelos’ friend Octavia Spencer, the Academy Award-winning actor who starred in “The Help.” In 2010, Spencer chose Knoxville as the location for a movie she wrote and directed called

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second place in the junior division. He used these experiences to organize the cupcake contest, recruit judges and plan fun activities for participants. There have been several times that Josh feels he has (pardon the pun) bitten off more than he could chew when choosing a theme for his cakes. “I made my sister a cake for her 16th birthday and it was a three-tier cake. I tried to make a lot of icing in a small bowl with a hand mixer,” he said. “I broke two mixers in the process.” Another creation that didn’t quite turn out as expected was the Halloween cake that was supposed to

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