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Cory Smith back at Rocky Hill

Cory Smith has returned as principal of Rocky Hill Elementary School following military service. Smith, who has been principal since 2005, served Cory Smith a one-year deployment with the U.S. Army.

Roddy joins STEM hub

Former City Council member Marilyn Roddy has been chosen as KARST project manager by a 9-member advisory board. Her $77,000 salary is funded through the Race to the Top grant Marilyn Roddy and she will be based at the L&N STEM Academy. Since Knox County is the lead agency for the regional STEM project, Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre approved the appointment last week, saying it is a role that fits well with Roddy’s skills. The KARST hub is a regional partnership of educational, business, scientific, and research institutions and groups organized to promote and support high quality STEM education in the region. It includes 19 school districts and 11 counties that surround Knox County. KARST is part of the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, where there are “platform schools” that connect partners in the region and establish best practices for STEM. The L&N STEM Academy is one of six platform schools across the state.

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Linda Meier spent three years campaigning for Trader Joe’s to come to Knoxville, and on Friday, all those emails paid off. By 8:30 a.m., her cart was already full of things she can’t find anywhere else, like Lacey’s Cookies and dried cherries. She was all smiles. “I’m not just happy. I’m ecstatic.” The new store is located in Suburban Plaza, next door to Toys R Us. Early morning shoppers were greeted with leis and the rhythm of the Bearden High School drumline. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and City Council members George Wallace and Finbarr Saunders participated in the grand opening. Rogero, who attended the Publix opening the previous week, said she is encouraged that both companies say the community can support the new stores. Trader Joe’s looks nothing like its larger competitors. The low shelving allows customers to see the entire store from the front

Easton Cox disappears behind a box of Joe-Joe’s while his mother, Melissa Cox, and sister, Makenlee Cox, shop at the new Trader Joe’s. Photo by Wendy Smith

door. The food looks different, too, because it’s all privately labeled for Trader Joe’s. That means customers won’t find the usual brand names, but Whitney Cole, one of the store’s “mates,” says they’ll find better food, at lower prices. She recommends the fresh pasta stuffed with butternut

squash. Like Meier, Melissa Cox has been anticipating the arrival of Trader Joe’s in Knoxville. She shopped early with her children, Makenlee and Easton. “We moved here from California six years ago, and we’ve waited for this day.” Cox likes the store’s natu-

ral and organic offerings. The private label makes everything less expensive, she says. So she looks forward to shopping for staples, like ketchup, as well as favorite items, like Trader Joe’s fiveseed almond bars. She first tried the almond bars in California and has enjoyed them ever since.

School leadership is key

Bearden High ■ There is one change at Bearden where John Morgan Shinlever, a former Bearden High teacher, replaces assistant principal Scott Witt, whose new assignment was not known at press time.

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McIntyre outlines selection process ‘Difficult decisions’ By Jake Mabe Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre said selecting school administrators is “the most important thing I do” and “I take the job of putting the right school leaders in the right place seriously.” McIntyre said he personally interviews each one. “It’s that important. It’s not something I take lightly and I make the decision based on what’s in the best interest of the school and particularly of the children.” Responding to recent Shopper-News stories in which we questioned personnel decisions at Shannondale Elementary and Halls High, McIntyre said there are times when he has to make difficult decisions. He said principal Jack Nealy (formerly principal at West Valley Middle School) “brings to Shannondale what it needs to be a continuing success,” and he denied that Halls High assistant principal Jason Webster was transferred to the L&N STEM Academy involuntarily. McIntyre acknowledged different philosophies about leadership. “I believe it’s good to keep a principal in place for plenty of time but I also think it’s valuable for assistant principals to have a variety of experiences and


McIntyre filled more than 50 school-level administrative positions for this academic year, leaving 30 former principals or assistant principals unassigned to administration. Many retired or quit, but some were reassigned to the classroom. That process was brutal. A veteran administrator told us: “I was called to Dr. McIntyre’s office and placed at a conference table. He came into the room (along with two others) and said, ‘You’re a nice (person), but not a good fit. I’m placing you back in the classroom.’ “He got up and left and that was it. I gave my heart and soul to (my school) and didn’t even get a handshake for the trouble.” Instead, this administrator will take a multi-thousand dollar pay cut. Seeking legal recourse, the educator discovered that Tennessee is a rightto-work state, which in part means a superintendent is not required to give a reason for personnel changes. Currently, 29 lawsuits are pending against Knox County Schools, 11 of which were filed by staff on personnel issues, according to Law Director Joe Jarret. Others include personal injury cases as teachers are not eligible for workers’ compensation. A Nashville law firm has been contracted by the

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Shannon Siebe is curriculum principal, a position she held last year. She replaced Donna Fielden who retired.

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New are Rekha Sharma, an out-of-district new hire, who replaced Amos Whitehead, reassigned to teach science at Carter Middle; and Jason Myers, a former teacher at Fulton High, who replaced Julie Liford, who will teach science at Powell High School.

Leadership Academy Development of effective school leadership is a major component of the school system’s strategic plan. McIntyre is tasked to “create strong leadership at each school.” Three years ago McIntyre recommended and the school board created the Leadership Academy, a program to which aspiring principals apply. Those selected are paid for a year as an assistant principal, working with an experienced mentor principal. One day each week is spent in coursework with experienced practitioners. It’s all under the leader-

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ship of former HR director Betty Sue Sparks. The first two years saw 19 individuals complete the training. Of those, eight are already head principals, McIntyre said, obviously proud of these new leaders. The path to school leadership is clear. No longer

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and Maridonna Beltran replaces Dr. Janet Mobley.

Bluegrass ■ Sandy Roach is the new principal, replacing Reggie Mosley. She was previously principal at Corryton Elementary. Mosley is head principal at Sarah Moore Greene.

Rocky Hill ■ Cory Smith is back as principal after completing military assignment. Gwynne Carey, former principal at Beaumont Elementary, is the assistant principal. Interim principal Crystal Marcum is now principal at Fountain City Elementary School.

West Hills ■ Shelli Eberle, formerly first grade teacher at New Hopewell, is assistant principal, replacing Connie Cole who retired.

West Valley ■ Renee’ D. Kelly was elevated from assistant to head principal, replacing Jack Nealy who was reassigned to Shannondale Elementary. David Claxton is assistant principal, coming from South Doyle High School where he was a mentor teacher.

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Jake Mabe MY TWO CENTS After I wrote a series of articles in the spring highlighting Elvis Presley’s first concert appearance in Knoxville on April 8, 1972, I got wind that an individual had recorded and kept 8mm “bootleg” film footage of three Elvis concerts at Stokely Athletic Center – the 1972

evening show, the March 15, 1974, evening show and Elvis’ last appearance here on May 20, 1977, three months before his death. Presley died 35 years ago this Thursday (Aug. 16) at age 42. Sure enough, I found him, and the film, which had been stored in a bank vault for more than 30 years. Fountain City resident John Stansberry, a retired sheet metal worker who also drove buses, bought his first 8mm movie camera after his mother-in-law bought one in the 1960s. They were expensive, but John was “a union man,” as he said, and earned good wages. He could afford it. His first camera was an Argus and John says, “every

time a new movie camera came out, I’d get it. Some of them cost $400 or $500, which was a fortune then.” He used it as a time capsule to film his family on holidays and vacations. And he used it to film Elvis when The King came to Knoxville. “Elvis was a showman. Those tickets cost $10. That was a fortune then, but he still filled the house.” Stansberry shot six minutes at each show. One reel of 8mm film could capture three minutes. The cameras at that time did not have sound. You see Presley in his prime in ’72, looking like a prince. You see him in ’74, just before the decline, introducing gospel singer J.D.

A heart for middle schoolers By Wendy Smith Research suggests that children’s perception of themselves and the world are concrete by age 12, says West Valley Middle School principal Renee Kelly. That gives her, and her staff, a small window of opportunity to reassure students that they matter and that they can make a difference. “We have so many teachable moments here that are not part of the curriculum,” she says. Kelly became principal this year after serving as an assistant principal at West Valley last year. In 2010, she was part of the inaugural class of the Leadership Academy, a 15-month program for aspiring principals

West Valley Middle School principal Renee Kelly wants students to know how important they are as soon as they enter her office. Photo by Wendy Smith that’s a collaborative effort between UT and Knox County Schools. She is hardly the stereotypical stern principal.

Instead, she is petite and bubbly, and any student who enters her office is affirmed with a series of signs that read, “When you enter

“He never lost his voice,” John says. Stansberry only got stopped once by security. He told them he left the film at home. (It was actually in his daughter’s purse.) He also has reels shot at Graceland in 1975 (you can see Presley’s uncle Vester backing a car up the driveway as the famous front gate closes) and in 1978. On one of them, Stansberry chats with Elvis’ father, Vernon, who was leaning out of one of Graceland’s windows near the swimming pool. “I said, ‘We sure hate all this about Elvis’ death.’ “He said, ‘Yeah, we still haven’t gotten over it.’ He talked just like a normal guy.” Stansberry says Elvis Presley Enterprises, which he phoned, and his children and grandchildren have no interElvis Presley arrives in Knoxville at McGhee Tyson Airport on est in the film. He is willing to entertain offers to sell them. April 8, 1972, for his first concert appearance here. File photo “What I’ve got is one-of-aSumner, swiveling his hips to the stage. And you see him in kind.” “Polk Salad Annie,” kicking ’77, sick and sweaty, but still Serious offers can be sent bodyguard Sonny West off singing from his soul. to 865-771-9595. this office … You are my students. You are wolves. You are respected.” Kelly admits that she doesn’t have a “mean” face to use on unruly students. But she does have a “mama” face that comes from having raised two kids who are now 16 and 19. “It says, ‘Stop what you are doing and get on task now.’ ” Kelly grew up in Knoxville and attended UT. Education was her second career. After working as a sales rep for Procter and Gamble, she was promoted to a training position. That’s when she realized she had a gift for teaching. She chose to teach children in order to give back to her community. “I wanted to be for someone else what I had,” she says. She taught language arts

at Bearden Middle School and served as an assistant principal at Spring Hill Elementary School before coming to West Valley. She replaces Jack Nealy, who is now principal at Shannondale Elementary School. Today’s culture poses special challenges for middle school students. Children are bombarded by the media, Kelly says, and girls are especially overwhelmed by “airbrushed, unreal images of people.” And the pervasiveness of technology, particularly social media, has potential to negatively impact communication skills, she says. West Valley teachers have the opportunity to reverse that trend during a 20-minute “intervention” period held every day during homeroom. The time can be used for either reme-

diation or enrichment and guarantees that a teacher is tracking each student’s progress. While creating a nurturing environment is one of Kelly’s goals, preparing students for college and career is a top priority, even at the middle school level. Last week, as teachers were decorating their classrooms in preparation for the first day of school on Tuesday, she met with principals from West Valley’s elementary feeder schools and John Bartlett, principal of Bearden High School, to discuss goals. Producing college-ready students doesn’t just happen, she says. It requires strategy. It also requires a highly professional staff, like West Valley’s. Teaching isn’t just a job – it’s a calling, she says. “You have to have a heart for this.”


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BEARDEN NOTES ■ Downtown Speakers Club meets 11:45 a.m. every Monday at TVA West Towers, ninth floor, room 225. Currently accepting new members. Info: Jerry Adams, 202-0304. ■ UT Toastmasters Club meets at noon every Tuesday at the Knoxville Convention Center on Henley Street in room 218. Currently accepting new members. Info: Sara Martin, 603-4756. ■ West Knox Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday at Sullivan’s in Franklin Square, 9648 Kingston Pike. ■ West Knoxville Kiwanis Club meets 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Shoney’s on Walker Springs Road.

Lauren Neal, Johnathan Alderson and Matt Neal, all from Clinton, attended Pint Night last week at River Sports Outfitters. The event benefitted the Foothills Land Conservancy. Photo by Wendy Smith

Bearden teacher at sea Chats with colleagues via Web link

While other Knox County educators went back to the classroom last week, Bearden High School science teacher Noelle Turner was still on a ship in the Mediterranean Sea. But it was hardly a vacation.

Wendy Smith Turner checked in with fellow teachers and L&N STEM Academy principal Becky Ashe last week via a live Web link from the exploration vessel Nautilus. She was one of 12 teachers chosen nationwide to spend three weeks on the ship as an Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) Teacher at Sea. It was after midnight off the southern coast of Turkey during the live chat. One teacher asked what she’s done in her free time. Turner said she’s had very little. She spent her days observing video feeds from the ship’s two remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), conducting live Web shows, blogging, and interacting with scientists and technical staff. She can’t wait to share her experiences with her marine ecology classes. “I want to show them that this is real, and even some-

one from Tennessee can do it,” she said. Last week, the Nautilus was looking for mud volcanoes in the submerged Anaximander Mountains. Mud volcanoes, she explained, are mud flows caused by the release of methane gas from sediment. They typically heat up the surrounding water by one or two degrees Celsius, and are often surrounded by tube worms, which Turner calls the “rock stars” of deep sea life. She’s also seen a 20-centimeter squid, tripod fish, eels, crabs and a giant grouper. Fellow observers reported seeing a footlong shrimp. “That may be a fish story,” said Turner. ■

KJDS teachers get a surprise

When one of her teachers recommended a book by acclaimed educator Ron Clark, Miriam Esther Wilhelm, head of the Knoxville Jewish Day School, read it. She shared it with principal Jennifer Dancu, and they gave each teacher a copy of “The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck – 101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers.” Last week, the school’s seven teachers gathered for what they thought was a discussion of Clark’s prescription for improving schools, which includes developing a culture of enthusiasm and appreciation.

Knoxville Jewish Day School teachers Revital Ganzi, Kari Shubauer, Debbie Richman, Jessica Vose, Corinne Cruz, Dana Barnes and Julie Parrish were surprised with a limo trip to West Town Mall and gift certificates last week. KJDS Head of School Miriam Esther Wilhelm organized the trip with inspiration from Atlanta educator and author Ron Clark. Photo submitted

were doing already. This just takes it to another level.”

Bearden High School science teacher Noelle Turner participated in a live Web chat with teachers and administrators at the L&N STEM Academy last week. Turner, an Ocean Exploration Trust Teacher at Sea, was aboard the exploration vessel Nautilus off the southern coast of Turkey. Behind Turner, scientists are processing samples collected from the ocean floor by remotely operated vehicles. Photo by Wendy Smith But it was a ruse, planned by Wilhelm and Dancu. The teachers were instead transported to West Town Mall via limousine and given gift certificates for a morning of shopping. “They get paid about a quarter of what they should, and this is a fun way to appreciate our teachers,” says Wilhelm. The limo was donated by Affairs of Style, and a member of the community bought the gift certificates. Clark also recommends that kids have fun, and the teachers were let in on a surprise that will be big fun for KJDS students, who return to class today. Wilhelm

donated a giant slide that students can use to move from the art room to the cafeteria. Using the slide will be a privilege that the students have to earn, says Dancu. The teachers have additional entertainment in mind for the new school year. They’ve tweaked the lyrics to a pop song, “Call Me Maybe,” and given it a new title, “Call Me Ready.” They will perform the song for students. Wilhelm plans to share Clark’s philosophy with parents and looks forward to using more of his creative ideas for learning this year. “It’s a lot of things we

sales also went to FLC. People who love the outdoors, like those who fre■ Pint Night raises quent River Sports, are most likely to preserve funds for FLC their property, says Elise If you give them free beer, they will come. That’s Eustace, communications why the community flocks and development director to River Sports Outfitters for FLC. The conservancy on Sutherland Avenue when has preserved more than the store hosts Pint Night 30,000 acres since it was for local nonprofits once a established in 1987, mostly through the creation of conmonth. Last week, Pint Night servation easements. River Sports general benefitted the Foothills Land Conservancy. The manager Laura Jones says first 200 people in line got Pint Nights are a way for a free pint glass of beer. the business to give back to Those who ponied up for a the community. The Sept. 4 second round paid $5, and event will benefit Big Brothall beer proceeds went to ers Big Sisters of East TenFLC. Ten percent of store nessee.


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government Catching up Mike Kernell, a Democrat who lost his campaign for renomination due to redistricting, retires Nov. 6 after 38 years as a state representative. His pension, based on time served, will be over $2,850 a month or $34,500 a year which substantially exceeds his income as a representative. Few outside his Memphis district knew Kernell. He seldom sponsored a bill which was enacted or advocated significant issues. He was probably best known as the father of David Kernell, a UT student who was convicted in federal district court for hacking into the email of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. On the other hand, Mike was personally a very nice and friendly person to all. ■ Mayor Madeline Rogero is meeting individually with each of the nine city council members over the next several weeks to discuss their priorities as well as to become better acquainted. This is a wise move as a strong personal relationship with council members is important to the success of her agenda. Even when an individual council member disagrees on a specific issue, there will be other issues on which they will agree and the mayor needs backing. These meetings are generally one-on-one wherever the council member wishes to meet. Since only one council member is involved in each meeting, there is not a violation of the state’s open meetings law. ■ Council member Nick Della Volpe has advised this writer that he has not decided whether to seek a second term in 2013. He says “it is too soon” to decide. Meanwhile, he is working to complete the greenway near Love’s Creek, a priority of his for many years. This will be a significant contribution to the city greenway system when completed. ■ Former City Law Director W. Morris Kizer has been appointed a special state Supreme Court justice by Gov. Bill Haslam along with four other Tennesseans. They include former Justices Mickey Barger and George Brown, retired federal district

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Judge Robert Echols and Nashville attorney Andree Blumstein. Kizer was Haslam’s law director during his first term as mayor. Kizer’s father served as a Circuit Court judge in Gibson County in West Tennessee where Kizer grew up before moving to Knoxville to go to the University of Tennessee Law School. Kizer is a hiker and served on the Knoxville Community Development Corporation as a member and chair by appointment of this writer. ■ The special justices will consider the challenge of former Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Jay Hooker to Tennessee’s plan for judicial selection of judges. This issue has been around since the early 1970s when the plan was enacted by the Legislature with supporters saying it keeps money out of the judicial selection process and opponents arguing that it denies the people a direct vote on choosing judges. Hooker came close to being elected governor in 1970 but was defeated by Winfield Dunn, then a Memphis dentist, who became the first Republican Governor in over 50 years. Hooker today is 80 and has had a long and varied political and business career. Dunn is 84 and in good health living in Nashville with his wife, Betty. ■ Council member Marshall Stair, who is an avid canoeist, is also a dedicated backpacker having spent a week in July in Montana with his younger brother Morgan hiking the western backwoods. Two weekends ago he went paddling down the Watauga in Carter County one day and the Hiwassee in Polk County the next day. ■ Council member Duane Grieve is recovering well from surgery last week to repair his hernia. He plans on seeking re-election in 2013. He was a landslide winner in 2009 and a strong proponent of parks, neighborhood values and sound fiscal practices.


GOSSIP AND LIES ■ Commissioner Jeff Ownby is back in the news, this time with reams of endorsements from his pals. He wants judicial diversion (leading to expungement of his record) on the misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure after he was caught having sex on Sharps Ridge in May. ■ Greg Isaacs, one of this town’s most expensive attorneys, is representing Ownby. How much will Jeff pay to fight a $50 fine? ■ Or if Greg’s job is to keep this embarrassing mess out of print and off TV, then maybe Greg owes Jeff. ■ Larry Smith and Tony Norman wrote letters of support for Ownby, leaving eight other commissioners coldly silent. ■ Earth to Ownby: Resign. ■ The Other Paper’s (yep, they’re back!) political columnist Pam Strickland has filed a complaint against Mayor Tim Burchett. Everyone writing about this calls Pam a News Sentinel columnist. But the paper’s headline says, “Knox Citizen Files Complaint on Burchett Financial Reports.” ■ And Brian Hornback, the guy who lost to Ted Hatfield for state Republican Executive Committee, is blogging with both hands about his inclusion on a list of emails KNS editor Jack McElroy wants to see. Brian proudly proclaimed his excitement at being No. 7 on the list ... until somebody pointed out it’s in alphabetical order. ■ Jake Mabe says it’s not nearly as impressive as being on Richard Nixon’s enemies list. – S. Clark

Grassroots campaigning My first experience with grassroots politics came in the 1970s at the hands of some wonderful and inspiring women who have since passed away. Mickey Childress, Hazel Showalter, Joann Clark, Lois Seymour and Katherine Shook pretty much ran Republican Party politics in the suburbs west of downtown. Politics seemed much nicer then. Nowadays it feels as if we have lost our way. Or maybe it’s just our civility we’ve lost. And yes, everyone had heard the rumors that things were a little different in other places. That half pints of liquor were distributed out of the trunks of cars in exchange for votes at some polling places – the same places where $5 and $10 bills were stealthily distributed for “gas money.” But this bunch didn’t do things that way. It’s hard to believe, but the women actually put on their Sunday dresses and pearls and nibbled little sandwiches and sipped punch at afternoon “meet the candidate” events then called “teas.” After all, it was a way of getting people involved in the process. I don’t recall ever seeing any actual tea, but we went to so many of these events that sometimes we would wager on what color

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the punch would be at the next one. It probably looked simplistic, but these volunteers also worked like dogs – not to demean the canine species – to get their candidates elected. They were anything but naïve. That bunch of women was uppity before most folks could spell uppity, and proud of it. They organized every voting precinct in their districts to the extent that they could pretty much predict the turnout within a few votes. They knew how just about everyone would vote. In those days, people told the truth when asked who they favored. The women divided up neighborhoods so that each had an overall chair. And then they named a captain for each block. The job of the block captain was to personally contact every person on her block – sorry, fellas, but I just don’t recall any men being involved in any of this – to encourage votes for the chosen candidates. If the contact gave the right answer, they were encour-

aged to contact five (or 10, depending on their level of enthusiasm) to ask for their votes and ask each of those to contact that many more. All of this was carefully tracked and followed up with phone calls, invitations to meet the candidate and offers of rides to the polls on election day. It worked. And it’s apparently pretty much the way things were done in the new 89th House District race that resulted in the win by relative political newcomer Roger Kane over former sheriff and political powerhouse Tim Hutchison. All of the polls showed Hutchison winning – those taken months before election day and those taken just a couple of days before. All of the “street talk” was that he would win. The pundits agreed. Despite that, Hutchison didn’t slack off. He worked hard, but Kane ran what is now being called a “stealth campaign,” with different groups of volunteers meeting at his house weekly for six months to plan strategy and then cover the district on Saturdays to knock on doors, make phone calls and ask for votes. No stealth about it. It was nothing but an oldfashioned grassroots political campaign. Contact:

Della Volpe pushes traffic solution The idea of extending Murphy Road from Washington Pike to Millertown Pike isn’t new, but hasn’t been talked about much in recent years. Last week, City Council member Nick Della Volpe informed his constituents that it’s back on the agenda. “There will likely be public meetings with the east Knox community to discuss this,” led by the county’s team, Della Volpe said after meeting with the mayors of Knoxville and Knox County to discuss the idea. Kevin Murphy, who has restored his historic family home at the corner of Murphy Road and Washington Pike, said he would like to hear more from both governments. “Did they present a plan for keeping the community in the loop? I don’t think anybody from the community has heard from the city since we proactively reached out to Mayor Rogero in late May.” Della Volpe said that he and Mayor Madeline Rogero will meet with Metropolitan Planning Commission chief Mark Donaldson

Betty Bean later this month to discuss developing a small area plan to coordinate planning and encourage public participation. Meanwhile, the plan to add a lane to Millertown Pike from Kinzel Way to Loves Creek Road is proceeding, and will accommodate three lanes, one of them a two-way left turn lane. The project will include a sidewalk and improvements to the existing bridge. Della Volpe said he has asked city engineers to coordinate with greenway planners to resurrect another long-dormant plan that would create a greenway trail from the Knoxville Center area southward along Love’s Creek to Holston Hills and Riverside Drive, tying into the trail at the Ned McWherter Bridge. ■ City planning guru Bill Lyons says he wasn’t taking a shot at the News

Sentinel for running a headline saying “KimberlyClark wants $200,000 incentive to stay in Knoxville city limits,” when he reminded City Council members that the News Sentinel got a PILOT deal (payment in lieu of taxes) similar to the one Kimberly-Clark was requesting when it moved from downtown to Mechanicsville. Lyons said KimberlyClark will be moving to the former Goody’s headquarters for similar reasons as those cited by the News Sentinel – essentially because the downtown location didn’t suit the company’s needs. Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis is enthusiastic about the project, pointing out that the city will be helping a Fortune 500 business establish itself in a highvisibility interstate location and that Kimberly-Clark isn’t asking to be excused from paying real estate taxes on property valued at $10 million. ■ Knoxville City Council again demonstrated its willingness to work with citizens who live outside the city limits when


it approved a sector plan amendment and rezoning for a project on Bridgewater Road. Danny Harb of HarbWhite Properties said he had been working with Sue Mauer of Crestwood Hills to get the property rezoned from Medium Density Residential to Medium Density Residential/Office. “We have addressed the neighborhood’s concerns about signage and lighting,” Harb said, explaining that the lighting will be bright enough to address security concerns without leaking onto surrounding properties. Harb-White has also agreed to have monument-style signage instead of a pole-mounted sign. Council member Duane Grieve had compliments for both sides: “This is a really good example of a project in the city and neighbors in the county working together.” “They’ve been mostly a pleasure to work with,” Harb said. “I’m sure they probably say the same thing about you,” quipped Mayor Madeline Rogero.



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bout the time Lane Kiffin landed in Los Angeles and used mattress fires were going out in Knoxville, I told myself not to waste any more words on the boy coach who wanted to be Steve Spurrier. Kiffin cooperated. He stopped throwing verbal hand grenades. In the two years and several months that followed, he seemed almost subdued on TV. There were rumors that Kiffin was growing up. He loved his dream job. No more far-out behavior, no more wrecked courtesy cars, no more wild and crazy risks. All was quiet on the western front. Southern Cal went on serious probation. God was watching. New athletic di-

rector Pat Haden was all business. Be careful. Be nice. Alas and alas, the NCAAhandicapped team won 10 games last season at the exact time Tennessee was losing seven. Kiffin was exalted for his ability to manage the penalty. Southern Cal killed UCLA, 50-0, on the same Saturday Derek Dooley was trying to explain the Kentucky disaster. The question was obviously poetic: Wonder where the Vols would be If Kiffin had stayed at Tennessee? The first answer was “on probation.� The second was “Kiffin didn’t belong here. He was

never one of us.� Tennessee people who cheered his arrival jeered his departure. Lane was lame, decent as an offensive coach but suspect as a human being. Zero loyalty, questionable character. And his righthand man, Ed Orgeron, was worse. They actually tried to steal early enrollees. Blatant bandits! What’s more, daddy Kiffin had no clue how to defend the wildcat formation. Good riddance. Critics piled on. Of all the complaints I heard, my favorite was “Lane was always living on the edge.� Irresponsible. Wrong. Cocky, confrontational, controversial, perhaps contrived.

Southern California coach Lane Kiffin takes questions at the Pac-12 NCAA college football media day in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes What Tennessee tradition? If players want black jerseys, we’ll have black jerseys. Recruit, always recruit. Indeed, Lane recruited boldly but half the four- and five-stars he brought in were overloaded with bad baggage. It was embarrassing. Make-believe armed robbery in a Pilot parking lot?

since my friend introduced me to stonecrop, and I have since lost touch with him and his wife. (It is a sad fact that friends get divided up in a divorce, much like the linens and the pets.) But whenever I think of stonecrop, I think of Paul. Paul had grown up around flowers. His parents owned a nursery CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton in the small West Virginia town where we lived. He knew them by name – both their common The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall and scientific names – much as rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and he knew the names of his friends. rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to And he was a born teacher; he it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the loved to introduce his human Lord, the majesty of our God. friends to his botanical friends. (Psalm 35: 1-2 NRSV) So he introduced me to stonecrop. I thought all these years that e held out his hand with a together on top of the soil. stonecrop was the little stone-like pot of dirt and what looked “Stonecrop,� he said. “From plant I saw in Paul’s nursery. That for all the world like two small South Africa.� was stonecrop, but, oh my, stoneyellow-white river rocks nestled It has been 40 years or so crop means so much more. It is

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How dumb can football players be? OK, Kiffin did sign Tyler Bray. That was then. There is a current problem. Kiffin is back, luring the No. 1 prep star in Tennessee. Blue-chip prospects have flocked to him. Matt Barkley smiled at NFL draft talk and chose a

of the sedum family and they are varied and many and large and robust and flowering. The amazing thing about the little river rock-looking stonecrop I first met is this: as it grows, it divides (much like cells), right in the middle and becomes like two stones, squished up against each other. (Imagine two lumps of bread dough formed into balls and allowed to rise and meet.) And eventually, out of those two “stones� – out of the dividing line between them – will sprout a flower. I realize that even as I try to describe it, you can’t imagine it unless you have seen it: it is a miracle, one of God’s countless tiny miracles in this world, and a parable for life. A stone that blooms is a sign of hope in hard times.

better deal, remaining Kiffin’s quarterback. Trojan vultures got Penn State’s best player. Southern Cal projects as a contender, maybe the cofavorite with LSU, for the national championship. Oh my, that means comparisons between Kiffin and Dooley will continue. They are unfair. Southern Cal had talent when Lane arrived. Dooley inherited whatever it was Lane left behind. It was no treasure chest. Kiffin has undergone a philosophical transformation. At 37, he is now new and improved. What the late Al Davis said about him is almost forgotten. He is building credibility. He is actually diplomatic. People like him. He smiles instead of smirks. He even laughs about the old days when he was voted most despised coach in college football. Here in Tennessee, rejection still hurts but too many fans can’t decide whether it is good or bad that Kiffin is gone. That is sad. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

Like the desert blossoming, a flower growing out of a rock is one of God’s little Hallmark cards to us: A “Hang in there� message, or a “Surprise ahead� promise, or a “Love you; don’t forget� note in your lunchbox. There are hard days when the present is bleak and the tomorrows look a lot like the yesterdays. In the midst of the ups and downs of life, it helps to remember that God made flowers spring forth out of rocks to make us smile. A God who cares about us enough to surprise us with flowers, like any lover sending a bouquet, is a God who will be with us, in the deserts and in the springtimes of life. That is a God who makes me want to offer God my worship, my service, my obedience, my praise, my love, my all.

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The geniuses behind Gibbs Drive HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin In nominating the Gibbs Drive Historic District for the National Register of Historic Places, Cathryn Irwin, then program director for Knox Heritage, said, “The Gibbs Drive Historic District is a neighborhood of 52 residences and associated outbuildings that reflect the characteristics of the streetcar and automobile suburb in Knoxville. The district has a linear street pattern, broad sidewalks, spacious façade lawns and sidewalks. “Beginning in the era of streetcar suburbs, the neighborhood development continued throughout the period when automobile usage and ownership became prolific in Knoxville. The predominant building styles and forms are the bungalow, Craftsman, Minimal Traditional and four squares. Overall, the district is an outstanding example of the early twentieth century trend away from the elaborate Victorian era styles, to a more simplified floor plan and appearance.” Early on, excellent transportation to Fountain City was provided by “The Dummy Line,” the Fountain Head Railroad (18901905), which surrendered its standard gauge tracks to electric streetcars from 1905 to 1934, when gasoline buses replaced them. Through those eras Woodward Station remained a stop for the tran-

sit system. That station, one of the 23 stops between Central Park (Emory Place) and Fountain City, was named for Col. J.C. Woodward, owner of the elegant mansion Park Place, which stood directly across the tracks from the entrance to Jackson Boulevard (later Gibbs Drive). Many longtime Fountain citians will remember one of Gibbs Drive more famous residents, Carlos C. Campbell, author of “Birth of a National Park” (1960), with his briefcase and his umbrella boarding the bus at Woodward Station to go to his office downtown. Many other prominent Knox Countians have lived on the street, including Hop Bailey, former school board chair; George Dempster, inventor, industrialist and former Knoxville mayor; Daniel Orndorff, owner of Knoxville Music Co.; G.P. Pavlis, restaurant owner; Dr. Fred Tallent, pharmacist; J.A. Tindell, coal company executive and president of Fountain City Bank; Campbell Wallace, prominent civil engineer; and Judge W.L. Welcker. Now, 100 years after the Gibbs-Maloney Addition was developed, the residential integrity of the community has been preserved due to the foresight of Charles Gibbs and Frank Maloney. Several years ago, a professor in the UT School of Law prophetically described the duo’s

stringent deed restrictions as a model that would stand the test of time. The pertinent provisions in deeds for property in the Gibbs-Maloney Addition are that said premises shall be used for residential purposes only and that the house erected on said premises shall face on Jackson Boulevard (later Gibbs Drive); that they shall not be erected less that 50 feet from said Boulevard, and not more than one house at a time, not including outhouses, shall be on said lot; that the parties of the first part retain all privileges for street car, or other car tracks, gas, water and sewer pipes in and under the streets and alleys of said Addition, and no rights in said streets and alleys are here conveyed or conceded except for the purposes of ordinary travel; and that all these covenants and restrictions shall run with the land. Charles Russell Gibbs was born on Sept. 21, 1885. His parents were Professor William Carroll Gibbs (1839-1917), a direct descendent of Nicholas Gibbs, and Martha S. Bell (1848-1891). The family lived on Washington Pike near Belle Morris School. Professor Gibbs was an educator for most of his life and served as superintendent of the Knox County Schools from 1882-1883. The professor was exceedingly well-educated for




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Carlos Campbell House (built 1926). This typical Gibbs Drive bungalow with a Craftsman influence was home to Carlos C. Campbell. Campbell and Frank Maloney were members of the board of the Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association and key proponents of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Canary Cottage (Daniel Orndorff House) circa 1913. Among the first three houses built on Jackson Boulevard, later Gibbs Drive, was Daniel and Maude (Burkhart) Orndorff’s. Daniel owned the Victor Talking Machine Co. on Market Square, later called the Knoxville Music Co. Photos submitted

his time, having attended Emory and Henry College in Virginia and graduating from UT in 1876. Gibbs and Maloney Real Estate Co. began when Charles Gibbs was only 23 years old. He must have been a very enterprising young man as the book “Greater Knoxville Illustrated (1910),” states: “The real estate business, which is an accurate barometer of prosperity, shows a vigorous activity, especially in the offices of Gibbs and Maloney at Rooms 600 and 601, Bank and Trust Building. The firm commenced business two years ago and is composed of Chas. R. Gibbs and G.E. Maloney, both of whom are natives of Tennessee and have a large and influential connection through which they are well known for their energy and reliability. They do a general real estate business in city and county property.”

While the 1908 City Directory lists G. Edgar Maloney and C.R. Gibbs as owners of Gibbs and Maloney Co., the 1909 directory shows that Frank Maloney had become a partner in that year. It was pointed out in last month’s article that George Edgar Maloney (1875-1955) and Frank D. Maloney (1879-1952) were brothers and that Gen. Frank Maloney, in addition to his military career, was long associated with the movement to establish the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Most of the houses on Gibbs Drive were built before 1930 but infill houses were built as late as 1950. Unfortunately, Charles R. Gibbs did not live to see the completion of the project. He passed away at his home in Bearden on April 11, 1918, at age 32, survived by his wife, Lula Haynes Gibbs, and three children. Lula Gibbs maintained

an interest in the GibbsMaloney Co. for some time, but then liquidated and moved to San Antonio, Texas, to live with her son. She passed away there on April 7, 1964, and her body was returned to be buried with her husband in Greenwood Cemetery. The historic Gibbs-Maloney Addition remains as a stellar example of a real estate development conducive to living the American dream in a compatible neighborhood. (Author’s Note: Information for this article was obtained from the Knox County Register of Deeds, the Knox County Archives, the C.M. McClung Historical Collection and Knox Heritage. These persons were especially helpful: Jenny Ball, Bill Bright, Vicky Bills, Hollie Cook, Rebecca Crawford, Eric Head, Bill Irwin, Tracy Long and Savannah Rouse.)

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Lucy Gibson still blazing trails for women By Anne Hart Lucy Gibson has long been known around town for blazing trails for women. To say she is passionate about it would be an understatement. W h e n Lucy Gibson she was asked to join West Knox Rotary a little more than 20 years ago, she was one of the first women in the club, and some of her female friends chided her about joining an organization that did not admit women to its membership for so many years. Gibson listened to her friends, but she had an eye to the future, and the club now boasts a number of hard-working women who share her enthusiasm for doing good in the world – performing “Service Above Self� deeds, to quote the Rotary motto. When Gibson was named the club’s president just a little more than a year ago, she became the first woman to hold that position in the club. She looks back on her year at the helm with a great deal of satisfaction, not because of anything she ac-

complished, but because the club “is filled with a lot of people energy and passion that has been harnessed to do good things. “We enjoy the club for the fellowship, but it’s also an opportunity to really make a difference in the world. And this club does make a difference to a lot of people.� In addition to raising many thousands of dollars annually to support a large number of Rotary International global projects, such as polio eradication, West Knox Rotarians staff flu shot Saturday at West High School, deliver more than 400 mobile meals a year, mentor young students at Pond Gap Elementary School, give a $4,000 annual scholarship to a deserving high school student for college expenses, take part in an annual citywide Rotary project with other Rotarians to beautify and improve a local school, sponsor the Interact Club at Episcopal School of Knoxville, work to clean up Third Creek and much more. Gibson is perhaps most proud of a project she initiated which has provided a grant for AfricaEli, an organization headed by Knoxvillian Anita Ayers Henderlight, who has been made an honorary member

of the West Knox Club. “AfricaEli provides a high school education for girls in the Sudan, an underdeveloped part of the world where the culture does not normally support education for girls after the 8th grade. The AfricaEli School is a residential facility, and our grant provided bunk beds for the girls.� Ever supportive of women, even those who are still little girls, Gibson says that as the Sudanese women are educated “they take a more active role in the community and that can lead to peaceful conflict resolution in the nation. The high school will provide women to staff a new government in the south Sudan. We’re real proud of that.� Gibson says that with her presidency over now, she’ll have more time for volunteer work and to come up with grants for international projects. She will continue to serve on Rotary’s district committee for youth programs and to participate in the district leadership academy, among other duties. And you can bet that, true to her beliefs, she’ll always be looking for opportunities to mentor young children and promote other good women.

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Graveyard to green pasture Tom Brown excels at Holston Middle By Betty Bean Holston Middle School was a principal’s graveyard when Tom Brown arrived in the summer of 2000. Test scores lagged, the building was outdated, resentments lingered over closing Gibbs Middle School and negative stories about the school were standard fare in local media. “Holston was nine years old and I was the fifth principal,” said Brown, who was recently named a finalist for Tennessee Principal of the Year. “What does that tell you about establishing expectations and routine? There were just a few things lacking Today, Holston’s come a long way.” And that’s not just Brown’s opinion. The school got national recognition two years ago when the Milken Foundation selected Holston as one of three Ambassador Award winners, given to schools that participate and excel in TAP, a system for teacher and student advancement developed in 1999 by Lowell Milken. Brown was singled out for some powerful praise on Milken’s TAP System website: “With TAP, principal Tom Brown and his team have transformed Holston Middle from one of the lowest performing middle schools to one of the highest,” said Gary Stark, president and CEO of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) – the organization that runs TAP and funds the Ambassador Award. “Holston Middle School – now a destination of choice for top teachers – is advancing and eager to share its recipe of success.” Holston’s students are drawn from a school zone that Brown describes as resembling a slice of pizza. “Our school is in the tip of the slice. Our students come from up near the Union and Grainger County lines, from Ritta and Spring Hill and all over East Knox County to this urban area where we’re located. We have a wonderful school that always makes progress on student achievement. “Students are happy here, and the parents? I wish they were more excited, because we’re doing things that are exciting. Those from the outer zones would certainly like to have a school closer to their communities, but we can’t do anything about that but offer them a great school right here, and that’s what we’ve always intended.” Holston has produced a raft of instructional leaders, especially since instituting TAP.

Do you remember how much fun it was to get new school supplies when you were a child? Tom Brown at the school board “TAP is based on best practices and on a meta-analysis of what works in teaching and learning. It brings in focused accountability and we use a robust evaluation model, expanded across the state of Tennessee. We know it backwards and forwards. We teach it to our teachers. “We imbed the professional development of our teachers into every week with the expectation that they take what they learn and apply it. Master and mentor teachers are in classrooms every day to reinforce those strategies, those highly effective teacher skills, and the results are absolutely amazing,” Brown said, pointing out that 87 percent of Holston’s 62 teachers scored at least 3 on a 5-level student achievement assessment. “Thirty nine of our teachers were level 5 and we lost nine teachers to promotion this summer. Last year was even more devastating – we lost 13.” Holston had 880 students last year, making it a medium-sized middle school by Knox County standards. (Karns is the largest, with a population of some 1,400.) And thanks to a faculty that had the foresight to recognize the looming federal mandates, the school got ready for the 21st century demands in fine fashion, Brown said. “We have become a model school. About eight years ago, we started getting really serious about what we needed to do differently. We knew with No Child Left Behind, we were going to hit the wall. To be 100 percent proficient? That’s an impossible task.” So Brown and a group of teachers got together and brainstormed ideas. “We came up with some basic premises about what we needed to be as teachers, and how we needed to stretch ourselves. We started work-

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ing on plans, and we stumbled across the TAP program. The Great Schools Partnership was looking at new ideas and programs and there were opportunities for people who were willing to roll the dice. We had the opportunity to do it, with no risk involved other than getting the faculty on board.” Thus, TAP started at Holston seven years ago. Brown comes by his passion for education naturally. His wife, Janet, retired this summer as assistant principal at Powell Middle School. His father, the late Willard Brown, coached at South High School, was assistant principal at Gresham Middle School and was principal at Rule High School when it was named one of the top four high schools in the country. “Seventeen years later, as the assistant principal at Gresham, I got to sit in his chair,” Brown said. “Except for the birth of my children, it was the proudest day of my life.” He says he’s been approached about transferring to other schools and pursued by other school districts dangling better-paying offers. But Holston, he says, is where he needs to be. “We’ve persevered because we know a secret here, and we’ve proven it time and time again – we know how to grow great teachers. There is no greener pasture.”

Making miracles This is the first of a series of Shopper-News stories about remarkable people and programs in Knox County Schools. The series will showcase “best practices” to build support for KCS and the people who make miracles every day. – S. Clark

A donation of $10 will provide a new backpack and supplies to a very deserving Student.

Parents want their children to have everything they need for a good education, but in rural Appalachia; this privilege is sometimes an impossibility. In 1998, the Mission of Hope took on the yearly ministry of helping to provide school supplies to children living in poverty-stricken areas of rural Appalachia. Working through Elementary Schools with very high Free Lunch percentages; the Mission of Hope gathers together backpacks, glue, scissors, crayons, rulers, protractors, spiral notebooks, pens and pencils; so needy children can start the new school year with the necessary supplies. The Mission of Hope needs your help with its 2012 Back-to-School Campaign. We hope to assist over 10,500 Appalachian Children this year. Will you please help us help those in need?

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(865) 584-7571 Toll Free (877) 627-1909 BHS dance team attends competition The Bearden High School dance team attended the Universal Dance Association (UDA) annual camp competition held at UT this summer. The team won first place in the home routine competition as well as the coveted Leadership and Spirit awards. Members include: (front) captains Teresa Ackerman, Maddie Luepke; (second row) Taylor Kidd, Elena Alles, Olivia Riley, Lindsay Tom, Faith Goddard, Hannah Wunschel; (third row) Marissa Tarrantino, Caroline Ward, Audri Brakebill; (back) Ashley Williams, Madison Deathridge, Natalie Werner, Paige Walter, Allison Balsley, Tahnee Gallaher, Marrielle Luepke, McKensie Wehinger, Rachael Buckley and Laurel Sweeney. Photo submitted



Judy Hubbs, owner of The Adorable Child in Farragut. Photo by S. Carey

From her family to yours By Shannon Carey Judy Hubbs is a selfdescribed nurturer. In her first career, she served as a NICU nurse, helping premature babies make it through those first months. Six years ago, she decided to take a chance and make her dream of owning a children’s boutique come true. Now, she owns and operates The Adorable Child consignment boutique in Farragut. To say that Hubbs loves children would be an understatement. When her three adult children – Angelique, Christian and Brendan – started leaving the nest, Hubbs and her husband, Brad, adopted two little girls from Viet-

nam, Caroline and Victoria. Hubbs decorated the two Adorable Child dressing rooms in tribute to the girls. Hubbs enjoys dressing children, and that love is reflected at The Adorable Child. The high-end consignment items are neat, clean and organized. The new and custom items are hand-picked by Hubbs at market each season. Hubbs and her staff are friendly and willing to help. “I get to know my customers well,” she said. “My main thing is building the relationships. They’re like a family to me, and they keep coming back.” In fact, in six years Hubbs has seen her cus-

tomers all the way from infancy to back-to-school. Hubbs finds other ways to nurture people. She takes the time to give back to the community, donating clothing and backto-school items to local ministries and families in need. When reflecting on the leap of faith it took to open The Adorable Child, Hubbs says, “I thought, ‘I’ll never know if I don’t try.’ ” Turns out her leap of faith was a good one. One and a half years ago, Hubbs expanded the store. The Adorable Child has grown into the largest children’s consignment boutique in East Tennessee. Info: 671-6698.

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■ Baseball tournament, open to all T-ball, 6u coach pitch and 8u-14u, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19, Halls Community Park. Info: 9925504 or email hcpsports@

■ The Dr. Tom Kim Charity Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Egwani Farms Golf Course in Rockford. All proceeds will benefit the Free Medical Clinic of America. Deadline to register is Aug. 29. Info: www/ or call 777-1490. ■ Powell girls softball fall sign-ups will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Aug. 18, and 6-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Aug 13 and 15, at Bojangles in Powell. Info: Email powellsoftball@aol. com.

REUNIONS ■ Carter High School 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, 9332608, or Sue Walker, 933-3077.

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■ Central High School Class of 1944 will have its 2012 reunion at noon Thursday, Aug. 16, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Info/registration: Carolyn C. Mynatt, 584-9530, or Dr. Jim Tumblin, ■ Fulton High School Class of 1962 will hold its 50-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 8, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Cost is $40 per person. Info/ reservations: Gale Seymour Eastridge, 687-8446, or Allen Smith, 688-6927. ■ Gibbs High School 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. ■ Halls High School Class of 1992 will hold its 20-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 1, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Info: Jennifer Corum, 654-1317 or email jennifercorum@yahoo. com. ■ Wilkerson Reunion is 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Big Ridge State Park. Bring a covered dish.



Paideia welcomes new teachers

Lea Kelly

Timothy Enloe

Amy Reed

David Denison

Paideia Academy is excited to announce four new additions to its faculty. Lea Kelly will be joining the grammar school faculty as the new 4th grade teacher. She and her husband, Damon, have been in Christian ministry for over 22 years. Currently they serve at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church where Damon is on the pastoral staff, and Lea has worked in the weekday school as well as women’s ministries. A graduate of Bryan College and a long-time Paideia parent, she is well-grounded in the Christian worldview training that is foundational to Paideia’s program. “God is inviting me to take on the incredible treasure of bringing my teaching gifts to pour into the hearts of 4th grade students,� Kelly said.

Timothy Enloe joins Paideia Academy as the Latin instructor. Paideia Academy students study Latin from 3rd grade to 10th grade, so the school desires teachers that are not only skilled in the mechanics of the language but who also possess a passion for its use in classical education. Enloe has been involved in classical education in various capacities, chiey Latin instruction, for eight years. He received his B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture from New Saint Andrews College, and his M.A. in Humanities from the University of Dallas. In both degree programs he focused on Classical and Medieval History & Literature and Rhetoric. Having recently arrived in the Knoxville area from California, he and his family are quickly

becoming part of the school community where he can pursue his love of Latin and also serve as a fellow in Paideia’s Nicene Hall. Amy Reed will be teaching and developing the school’s art program. After graduating from Karns High School and completing a B.A. in Art Education from Carson-Newman College, she went on to earn an M.S. in Art Education from the University of Tennessee. As a Knoxville native, Reed has followed Paideia Academy’s growth while teaching art in various local schools for over ten years. Her service to the art community has also involved serving on the Knoxville Museum of Art Educator’s Committee and participating in regional art competitions.

David Denison will be heading Paideia Academy’s music program. Mr. Denison holds a B.A. and B.S. from Lee University and M.S. from the University of Tennessee. From the moment he ďŹ rst came into contact with Paideia Academy, Denison knew that he wanted to teach at this school. He will be building a comprehensive music program including music theory, vocal training, exposure to various instruments, and music history and appreciation. Denison desires to impart a solid understanding and appreciation of the gift of music and its role in Western Civilization. He says he believes in “the value of studying music, particularly the heritage and history of Western music and the value of teaching it.â€?

Run for the Classics! Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Run for the Classics 5K and Family Fun Walk. This year’s event will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Victor Ashe Park. About 300 runners and walkers are expected to participate. The race course is being certiďŹ ed by Total Race Solutions. Organizations are encouraged to form a team for this fun and family-friendly event. There will be teams of serious runners, but teams can also

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Coping with ‘senseless tragedy’ hardest on children Long after the final shots rang out from the assault weapons of an orange-haired James E. Holmes inside the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., the echo of that deadly act will long linger in the ears, hearts and minds of the terrified moviegoers inside. The cost of what Holmes took at that midnight premiere of a “Batman” movie goes far beyond his deadly toll of 12 fatalities and 58 injured. In addition to lives taken, Holmes also snatched away the innocence, security and dreams of those left behind. Just as it was in April 2011 when a mentally disturbed gunman shot and killed two innocent people outside the discharge door at Parkwest Medical Center, the July 20 shootings in Colorado will wreak havoc in the lives of those left behind for years to come. Whenever tragedies occur – whether man-made or natural – making sense of it all borders on impossible; children and teens, in particular, are the most vulnerable. Feelings of fear, confusion and insecurity manifest themselves in myriad ways as they struggle to cope. “Whether a child has personally exper ienced trauma, has seen the event on television or merely heard it discussed by adults, it is important for parents and educators to be informed Dr. John Kupfner and ready to help if stress reactions begin to occur,” said Dr. John Kupfner, a psychiatrist at Peninsula Outpatient Center. “Children respond to trauma in many different ways. Some may have reactions very soon after the event; others may do fine for weeks or months and then begin to show troubling behavior. Knowing the signs that are common at different ages can help parents and teachers recognize problems and respond appropriately.” Among preschoolers, children ages 1-5 find it particularly hard to adjust to change and loss, Kupfner said. These youngsters have not yet developed their own coping skills, so they must depend on parents, family members and teachers to help them through difficult times. Changes in eating and sleeping habits are common, as are unex-

Traumatic events, regardless of the cause, can have long-lasting affect on young children. plainable aches and pains. Other symptoms to watch for are disobedience, hyperactivity, speech difficulties and aggressive or withdrawn behavior. Preschoolers may tell exaggerated stories about the traumatic event or may refer to it repeatedly. “Very young children may regress to an earlier behavioral stage after a violent or traumatic event,” said Kupfner. “Preschoolers may resume thumb sucking or bedwetting, or may become afraid of strangers, animals, darkness or ‘monsters.’ They may cling to a parent or teacher, or become very attached to a place where they feel safest.” Children ages 5-11 may have some of the same reactions that younger children have. They also may withdraw from playgroups and friends, compete more for the attention of parents, fear going to school, allow school performance to drop, become aggressive or find it hard to concentrate. These children also may return to more childish behaviors, such as asking to be fed or dressed. Children age 12-14 are likely to have vague physical complaints when under stress and may abandon chores, school work or other responsibilities they previously handled. Though they may compete vigorously for attention from parents and teachers, they also may withdraw, resist authority, become disruptive at home or in the classroom, or begin to experiment with high-risk behaviors such as alcohol or drugs.

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“These young people are at a developmental stage in which the opinions of others are very important,” said Kupfner. “They need to be thought of as ‘normal’ by their friends and are less concerned about relating well with adults or participating in family activities they once enjoyed.” In later adolescence, teens may experience feelings of helplessness and guilt because they are unable to assume full adult responsibilities as the community responds to the traumatic event. Older teens may deny the extent of their reactions to the traumatic event. “Reassurance is the key to helping children through a traumatic time,” said Kupfner. “Very young children need a lot of cuddling, as well as verbal support. Answer questions about the event honestly but do not dwell on frightening details or allow the subject to dominate family or classroom time indefinitely. Encourage children of all ages to express emotions through conversation, writing or artwork and to find a way to help others who were affected by this event.” Kupfner also urges parents to try to maintain a normal household or classroom routine and encourage children to participate in recreational activity. “Temporarily reduce your expectations about performance in school or at home, perhaps by substituting less demanding responsibilities for normal chores,” he said. “Acknowledge that you, too, may have reactions associated with the traumatic

event and take steps to promote your own physical and emotional healing.” For some children, more active interventions may be required, particularly if they were more directly affected by the traumatic event. The family, as a unit, might consider counseling. Traumatic events often reawaken a child’s fear of loss of parents (frequently a child’s greatest fear) at a time when parents may be preoccupied with their own practical and emotional difficulties. Families may choose to permit temporary regressive behavior. Several arrangements may help children separate gradually after the agreed-upon time limit: spending extra time with parents immediately before bedtime, leaving the child’s bedroom door slightly ajar and using a nightlight. Conversely, many parents have their own fears – fears of leaving a child alone after a traumatic event or other fears they may be unable to acknowledge. “Parents often are more able to seek help on the children’s behalf and may, in fact, use the children’s problems as a way of asking for help themselves and other family members,” said Kupfner. “It’s important to recognize the need for help in both our children and in ourselves. It’s the first step in reclaiming some of the life we knew before the tragedy.” For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 865-970-9800.

Tips for talking to children after a traumatic event After a traumatic event, it’s important that parents and other caregivers recognize any difficulties children may be going through. The best way to do that is by talking to them. Here are some tips from Peninsula psychiatrist Dr. John Kupfner for talking with children after a traumatic event: ■ Provide children with opportunities to talk about what they are seeing on television and to ask questions. ■ Do not be afraid to admit when you cannot answer all of their questions. ■ Answer questions on a level the child can understand. ■ Provide ongoing opportunities for children to talk. They probably will have more questions as time goes on. ■ Use this as an opportunity to establish a family emergency plan. Feeling that there is something you can do may be very comforting to both children and adults. ■ Allow children to discuss other fears and concerns about unrelated issues. This is a good opportunity to explore these ideas also. ■ Monitor children’s television watching. Some parents may wish to limit their child’s exposure to graphic or troubling scenes. To the extent possible, be present when your child is watching news coverage of the event. It is at these times questions might arise. ■ Help children understand that there are no bad emotions and that a wide range of reactions is normal. Encourage children to express their feelings to adults (including teachers and parents) who can help them understand their sometimes strong and troubling emotions. ■ Be careful not to scapegoat or generalize about any particular cultural or ethnic group. Try not to focus on blame. ■ In addition to the tragic things they see, help children identify good things, such as heroic actions, family who unite and share support, and the assistance offered by people throughout the community.

Psychiatrist Elizabeth Reid joins Peninsula Dr. Elizabeth “Libby” Reid has joined Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center, as a staff psychiatrist. Reid will work with adult and adolescent patients at Peninsula Outpatient Center-Sevier. Originally from Athens, Tenn., Reid has more than a decade of clinical experience as a psychiatrist. She comes to Peninsula from Cherokee Health Systems where she provided outpatient services, including psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment Reid holds an undergraduate de-

gree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and a doctor of medicine degree from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. She served residencies in psychiatry at Emory University Dr. Elizabeth Reid School of Medicine and Medical College of Georgia. Prior employment includes Helen Ross McNabb Center, Child and Fam-

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Chaplain Bob East receives a volunteer spirit award from Bob Crane, area coordinator for East Regional Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. Photo by T. Edwards of

Bob East, 60-year volunteer By Theresa Edwards East Regional Tennessee Emergency Management Agency awarded Chaplain Bob East for his lifetime of dedication serving as a volunteer for more than six decades. The award was signed by director William S. Worth and area coordinator Bob Crane. Crane shared East’s favorite quote: “If not you, who? If not now, when? If not here, where?” East served in the U.S. Navy four years, where he received the nickname “Baker Bob.” He helped test the atomic bomb at the end of World War II. Afterward, he graduated from the Southern Missionary College in 1954. From 1954 to 1989, East worked on administering education for the Seventh Day Adventist Church. In 1960, at age 30, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. He referred to it as “the great crippler.” East started the “Begin Again” organization to help others with MS. In addition, he wrote two books, created a CD of his experiences and developed therapies to aid others with MS. His philosophy is that health is wealth. He now has videos on YouTube teaching healthy eating and how to juice vegetables. “It is impressive what he has done,” said Crane. Angie Minor commended East for his accomplishments. “In my opinion, Bob East is the reason we have a Northeast Chapter of VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters). Bob’s passion, dedication, persistence and guidance led the way to ensure there is a system in place in our end of the state to be better prepared for a disaster situation. “His tireless efforts and unending passion for serving people make Bob stand tall and strong among us. A simple thank you is not enough. We owe this man,” said Minor.

AARP driver safety class For registration info about these and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. ■ Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 16-17, Halls Senior Center, 4200 Crippen Road. ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 16-17, Kingston Public Library, 1004 Bradford Way, Kingston.



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Watch this! By Theresa Edwards The Zebra Swallowtail, which is Tennessee’s official state butterfly as of 1994, is on the almost endangered “watch list” according to Amanda Suenkel, butterfly specialist at the Knoxville Zoo. The zoo has a unique one in their butterfly habitat, a “late bloomer.” Normally, it takes 2-4 weeks for a butterfly to emerge from its chrysalis. So, when a chrysalis remained motionless for 12 weeks at the zoo, workers thought it was dead. “Randomly, one day (July 20) he popped out and surprised us—very much so,” butterfly caretaker Casey Milligan exclaimed. “He’s doing good so far,” she said on Aug. 1. He has a bent wing preventing flight, and there are different theories of the cause. When a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis, it must hang upside down usually an hour or two, pumping up and drying its

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wings. Suenkel believes he did not hang upside down long enough for his wings to dry completely. A theory by Milligan is that since the butterfly remained inside the chrysalis for an extended period of time, he was unable to straighten his wing completely. This special butterfly is in a protected area of the butterfly habitat, where workers move him around as necessary to make sure his needs are met such as food. A feeder resembling a birdbath contains watermelon, bananas and orange Gatorade. The other food source is the flowering butterfly bush providing sweet nectar. Interestingly, butterflies sense taste through their feet. The other Zebra Swallowtails are gone from the zoo, as they usually live only 2-6 weeks, according to Suenkel. So, if you want to see this one, hurry on over to the Knoxville Zoo.

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This newly emerged Zebra Swallowtail at the Knoxville Zoo is in a protected area because it cannot fly. Photo by T. Edwards of

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■ Support group meeting for family members or caregivers of an adult with a mental illness is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each third Tuesday at Cherokee Health Systems, 2018 Western Ave. Info: Rebecca Gill, 602-7807, or ■ The “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” 5k will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum Plaza, 800 Howard Baker Ave. Registration opens at 2 p.m. Info: 558-4048 or ■ UT Hospice conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with its program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: Penny Sparks, 544-6279. ■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support, for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 5 to 6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or to reserve a spot: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6277. ■ Financial assistance is available for low-income Medicare enrollees. For more information, contact the Office on Aging’s Affordable Medicine Options for Seniors (AMOS) program at 524-2786. Ask for David Holden.

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SHOPPER-NEWS • AUGUST 13, 2012 • B-3


Mike Wigger

Personalize your program Stop me if you have heard this before… “I know I should be getting regular exercise, but there are so many different programs out there with specific guidelines and protocols… I don’t know what they mean. “Are they going to benefit me? Will they hurt me if I don’t do them right? “I’m overwhelmed; I guess I will just stick to my regular old routine.” This may be something you have not only heard, it could be something you have said yourself! While we are constantly taking advice about our fitness routines from magazines and talk show hosts, when is the last time you took some advice from yourself? Be honest, do you really enjoy your fitness routine? We work hardest for the things we enjoy and your fitness program should be no exception. After all, you get out what you put in; if your daily exercise is lackluster and haphazard, then so are the results. No two people are exactly alike. Therefore, no two fitness programs should be the same. The best resource for developing a fitness program that is unique to your goals, skills, abilities and even limitations is you! Take the time to try new things in your fitness routine. Have you ever taken a Zumba class? Yoga? Pilates? Spin? Have you ever tried resistance training? You can’t say you don’t like something until you have given it a fair chance. Who knows, you may find a new niche that will keep you motivated to work harder than ever, and the results to prove it! Keeping your fitness program fresh is beneficial not only to your body but it also provides a new avenue to show some creativity; your body and mind will thank you.

New Classes Zumba/Zumba Gold: Latin inspired dance fitness class. Zumba Gold modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of an active older participant. Zumba classes Wednesdays at 6 p.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Fridays at 5:30 p.m.; Zumba Gold Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

Yoga Series: Yoga for Back Care – Learn why the back is so prone to injury and how to incorporate yoga into your daily life. Learn whole-body back care; what factors contribute to back problems, and yoga postures designed to integrate and benefit the whole body. Thursdays, Aug. 23 through Sept. 13, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Sleep More, Weigh Less: Did you know that sleep can interfere with your efforts to lose weight? In this class, you will learn how sleep can help or hurt you in your quest for weight management. Wednesday, Aug. 15, noon to 1 p.m. or Tuesday, Aug. 21, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Power Burn: Bootcamp style, high intensity fitness class, with a goal of maximizing calorie burn and achieving a total body workout. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m.

Pump: Total body workout in a group setw tting with strength trainiing for each major muscle group. Mondays and g Thursdays at 8 a.m. T

Healthy Eating Series: How “whole” is your grain? Not all whole grains are created equally. Did you know that Quinoa is actually a complete protein and a whole grain? We will take an in-depth look at a variety of different whole grains. Discussing where to buy, how to prepare and how to substitute in recipes. Thursday, Aug. 16, noon to 1 p.m. or Monday, Aug. 20, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Yoga Series: Yin Y Yoga – Seated poses are held for several a minutes at a time in orm d der to stretch the connective tissue around n the joints. Yin is a wonderful complement to those who are runners, spinners, weight lifters and anyone having tight hips, legs and backs. A yin practice allows hard worked muscles to recover faster, enhances performance and results in fewer future injuries.

Yoga Resource Room: 3 week class beginning Monday, Aug. 13. So you have decided you can’t do yoga? Here’s a class made for you. Bring your unique aches, pains and injury history. Learn how the yoga tools can help you to strengthen what’s weak, stretch what’s right and calm what’s achy or inflamed. Mondays at 6 p.m.

Non-member pricing available for each class. Info or to register: 232-1414

No more aches and pains! Free information (and great snacks, too) By Sandra Clark Provision Health & Wellness is sponsoring a free half-day event Wednesday, Aug. 22, to introduce a way to battle back against the aches and pains that come with aging.

Feeling overwhelmed by all the mixed messages out there about food? Frustrated and just wanting to figure out what works for you? Every person’s body is unique. Each of us have a different biochemistry that determines how our bodies use food and what food we like and don’t like. Ultimately, our bodies are communicating with us all the time, and our job is to listen, identify what they’re asking for, and respond appropriately. We work with people who are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired - be that chronic headaches, digestive upset, low energy levels, extra weight, or generally not feeling good. Together, we’ll unravel the complexity around food, listen to your body’s signals, and give it what it needs to heal itself, shed pounds, and truly thrive!

Come meet the folks you’ve read about here. Meet Chief Dietitian Casey Peer who will talk about good nutrition (and share some great, healthy snacks). Meet Mike Wigger, wellness coordinator and exercise specialist,

who will talk about ways to reduce chronic inflammation with diet and exercise. And from 11 a.m. until noon, participants can exercise with a choice of low- or no-impact classes including Chair Yoga or a Functional

Fitness and Zumba Gold combo. The event is designed for Baby Boomers, although you can bring your mom or dad. Definitely bring a friend and call now to reserve a spot. 232-1414.

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3 MONTH NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING PACKAGE: Experience an in-depth, one-on-one health and nutritional package at Provision Health & Wellness. We’ll customize a program that fits your individual needs and goals by equipping you with numerous tools and resources to help you achieve them. Your personal dietitian will even join you on a trip to the grocery store. Call today to receive your personalized blueprint for healthy success!

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If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, you may be overwhelmed with information. Taking care of your diabetes does make a difference! You will not only feel better, but good blood sugar control can help delay and even prevent the risk of diabetes complications such as heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and nerve damage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We give people the tools to manage their diabetes,â&#x20AC;? says Laurie Plachinski, supervisor of the Fort Sanders Diabetes Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our goal.â&#x20AC;? Diabetes is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ability to produce and/or use insulin. Diabetes affects 25.8 million Americans, or 8.3 percent of the population. Most people with diabetes, about 90 to 95 percent, have Type 2. Obesity and lack of physical exercise are two of the most common causes of Type 2 diabetes, although not everyone with the disease is overweight. At the Fort Sanders Diabetes Center, a team of certiďŹ ed diabetes educators work with each client to develop a lifestyle plan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We provide the patient with an individualized meal plan, considering their daily schedule, food preferences and weight goal,â&#x20AC;? explains Plachinski.

A series of classes that contain useful, practical information is offered monthly. Meal planning is demonstrated with food models, so patients can visualize appropriate portion sizes and practice reading actual food labels. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Counting carbohydrates is always the No. 1

Because managing diabetes requires lifestyle change, the staff Classes at the Fort Sanders Diabetes of Fort Sanders Diabetes Center Center focus on nutritional and focuses on making realistic recomlifestyle changes that can allow you mendations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t push for to better control your diabetes. perfection because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not â&#x20AC;&#x153;real.â&#x20AC;? When people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t achieve that perfection, they feel theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve failed and quit trying,â&#x20AC;? says Plachinski. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We stress that making small changes over time can still lead to big results.â&#x20AC;? The Fort Sanders Diabetes Center is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for Quality Self-Management Education. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are a comprehensive program with an experienced staff,â&#x20AC;? states Plachinski. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what sets us apart.â&#x20AC;? The Fort Sanders Diabetes Center is located off Kingston Pike in Fort Sanders West. Satellite ofďŹ ces are also located in Oak Ridge, Lenoir City, Sevierville and at the Fort Sanders Perinatal Center. Most insurance plans, including Medicare, provide coverage for dipriority with diabetes meal plan- mean. Educators discuss how dia- abetes education. Physician referning, but protein, fat and calories betes medications work, the bene- ral is required, but the staff at the are important too. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re striving ďŹ ts of regular physical activity and Fort Sanders Diabetes Center can for a good overall diet,â&#x20AC;? says Pla- how stress affect the blood sugar. assist in the referral process. A family member or friend is also chinski. Patients are taught to use a encouraged to attend the classes For more information about the blood glucose meter to monitor and individual appointments for Fort Sanders Diabetes Center, call 865-531-5580. sugar levels and what their results support.

Activity can help control diabetes and after exercise. If your blood sugar level is either too low or too high before you begin to exercise, it is best to wait until your level improves. It is also very important to monitor your blood glucose when you exercise in unusually hot or cold conditions, since temperature changes affect how your body absorbs insulin. Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, usually occurs slowly, so when you exercise, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to pay attention to how you are feeling. If you feel shaky, anxious, sweat more than usual or have a change in your heartbeat, you should stop exercising and do what your health provider advises to treat low blood sugar. It is a good idea to Ask your physician eat a small snack, such what types of exercise are safe ibility, such as gentle stretching as a piece of fruit, before exercisfor you. Start at your own pace and aerobic exercise. ing. Also, drink plenty of water to and be realistic. If you are inacprevent dehydration. If you notice tive, begin with a brisk walk for any signs of low blood sugar, such ďŹ ve to 10 minutes a day. Try to be as shakiness, during exercise, stop more active in the things you do exercise and check your blood Before and after exercising, sugar level to make sure it has not every day â&#x20AC;&#x201C; take the stairs or get off the bus one stop earlier. Ide- measure your blood glucose level. fallen too low. ally, you should build up to 30 to Doing so will help you track how There is no limit to the activi60 minutes of moderate activity exercise affects your blood glucose. ties you can do. But to be safe, alYour health care provider can ways talk with your doctor before most days of a week. Your activity should include exercises that help you identify what your blood you start an exercise plan. Then build strength and increase ďŹ&#x201A;ex- sugar level should be before, during take one giant step into action.

Being active is a great way to help control diabetes. Exercise helps lower your blood sugar. During physical activity, your body uses insulin much more efďŹ ciently than it does at rest. Exercise also helps you lose weight. Being overweight makes it harder for your cells to use insulin and can lead to a condition called insulin resistance. Shedding extra pounds can help you control your glucose levels and avoid other health problems, such as heart disease, osteoarthritis and hypertension.

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Know your type: Diabetes differs Type 1 diabetes is a disorder in which the body does not produce insulin (a hormone that aids in moving sugar from the blood to the cells). People with Type 1 diabetes must take insulin injections to move sugar from the bloodstream. This type of diabetes is not preventable and is usually diagnosed before age 40. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t producing enough insulin or the insulin is not efďŹ ciently moving sugar out of the bloodstream. This type of diabetes is associated with physical inactivity and obesity. Diet, exercise, weight loss and sometimes medications are the treatment for Type 2 diabetes. Approximately 85 percent of all diabetes patients have Type 2. Gestational diabetes occurs in about 4 percent of pregnancies. It usually disappears after childbirth. Gestational diabetes can often be contr trolled with dietary changes, but may require glucoseb moderating medications or insulin. If untreated, gestational diabetes can harm both mother and baby. Talk with your doctor to learn more about your diale betes type and what treatment bete is best for f you.



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