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Lasting love

By Wendy Smith

Reporter’s note: Every couple has a story to tell. These are the stories of three long-married couples who are known for their involvement in the Bearden community. The Shopper-News appreciates that they were willing to share their personal memories (and even a family secret) with us – and you. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Patricia Robledo and John Craig stand in front of 29 Market Square, which John bought after he learned that it was built by his grandfather. The couple married in 1985 after meeting at the 1982 World’s Fair.

Terry and Charlie Faulkner as newlyweds in 1965, and at their Forest Heights home today. The couple has hosted numerous parties for Charlie’s anthropology students at the home they purchased in 1966.

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P Patricia R Robledo and J John Craig

Charlie Faulkner was a ne new anthropology professor at UT when he first noticed his future wife, Terry. She was a senior in art history and an intern at the Frank H. McClung Museum. Political correctness was not an issue at the time, so he asked her out. Barbara and Nib Pelot B “I didn’t know what to call him, ‘Mr. Faulkner’ or ‘Charlie,’” says Barbara Bondurant was just 16 years old when Nib Terry. Pelot first laid eyes on her at the Smoky Mountain Music They soon called each other Camp, where she was his younger sister’s bunk-mate. He C “honey.” They had their first date in like liked what he saw and encouraged his sister to invite her February 1965 and married in June. new friend to the family home to Crossville. “Then we got to know each othBarbara didn’t put much stock in it. er,” Charlie says. “He had a girl in every port,” she remembers of Nib, who was Terry got flak from her parents headed off to Georgia Tech. To page A-3 for marrying a Yankee, and they weren’t crazy about his being an Nib and Barbara Pelot pose with a family portrait that was taken on their anthropologist, either. But she 50th wedding anniversary in 2007. Their West Hills home was built using Crab Orchard stone harvested from Nib’s family’s quarry in Crossville. To page A-3

When John Craig look looked across the blackjack table and saw Patricia Robledo, he was smitten. But Patricia doesn’t remember meeting him at the Casino Night party, which was for employees of the 1982 World’s Fair. Patricia had recently moved to Knoxville from Colombia with her family, and she didn’t yet speak English. Her older sister got a job with the fair, and Patricia joined her as a volunteer. In spite of the language barrier, Patricia became a V.I.P. hostess for the fair, and John was her supervisor. He was eventually transferred to crowd control, which enabled him to ask her out. He borrowed a friend’s car and took her to dinner To page A-3

Sheriff wants $3 million for vehicles County Commission to mull major vehicle purchase Jarret, finance department head By Greg Householder During the waning days of the John Troyer and representatives from the Knox Mike Ragsdale administration, County Sherthe topic of the county’s vehicular iff’s Office at the fleet was a touchy one. In symboliPowell Library to cally foregoing county-provided discuss a rapidly vehicles for senior members of his closing window administration, probably the last of opportunity to thing on County Mayor Tim Burspend money in chett’s mind is the purchase of any order to save it in new vehicles for the county fleet. the long run. J.J. Jones Not so fast, mayor. The topic was If 2nd District Commissioner police cars. The Amy Broyles has her way, the Ford Crown Viccounty may be gearing up to purtoria has been the chase 100 additional vehicles at a mainstay vehicle cost of about $2.2 million, plus an for departments additional $1 million or so to equip all over the counthe cars for police work. try for almost three Broyles met on Feb. 4 with feldecades. However, low Commissioner Brad Anders of the very attributes the 6th District, Law Director Joe Amy Broyles that make a car a

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great police vehicle – speed, size, power and the subsequent poor gas mileage and emissions that go along with it – have doomed the Crown Victoria to retirement. The 2011 model year is the last year the car will be produced. The KCSO says it has replaced 31 cruisers in its fleet over the past two years. Of the department’s 278 marked cars, 125 of them have registered in excess of Brad Anders 100,000 miles. Currently, the Crown Victoria is available at a state contract price of $22,229 per unit. Ford’s replacement for the Crown Vic is based on a Taurus frame. Ford’s “Police Interceptor” is available in either frontwheel drive or all-wheel drive with a turbocharged engine. Police consider the front-wheel drive version as being dangerous in high speed pur-

suits, and the turbocharger causes fleet maintenance headaches. Broyles is proposing that the county purchase 100 new cruisers. The cost for light bars, communications gear, computers and other equipment is an estimated $10,000 per unit. The sheriff is in a hurry: March 1 is the deadline for ordering the Crown Victorias through Alexander Lincoln Mercury Ford of Murfreesboro, which has more than 100 of the cars on its lot. According to the KCSO representatives at the meeting, the average patrol vehicle is driven about 2,000 miles per month. The county disposes of used vehicles on the Internet auction site Outlying police agencies and sheriff’s offices purchase Knox County vehicles from the site, and according to KCSO representatives, after vehicles pass 100,000 miles, the price they bring at auction drastically drops. For Broyles, the purchase is an

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officer safety issue. Buying 100 of the Crown Victorias now will give the KCSO ample time to test and choose a new cruiser and should delay significant patrol car purchases for a few years. Troyer commented that he would like to see the KCSO implement a systematic rotation system to keep the department’s fleet safe and auction vehicles when they still retain greater value. Jarret told the group that the plan is “fiscally wise and addresses officer safety.” Anders, a Knoxville Police Department officer, tentatively agreed that the idea was a good one, but wanted to hold off co-sponsoring the resolution until the means of funding the purchase was determined. Troyer acknowledged there was approximately $42 million in the county’s “rainy day” fund – a possible source for the $3.2 million outlay.



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Chest Pain? Don’t Wait!

Patients at Mercy West BeneďŹ t from Improved Procedure

Imagine sitting up and smiling less than a minute after having a heart procedure. That’s just what happened to 51-year-old Floyd “Monty� Sharp. A patient at Mercy Medical Center West, Sharp underwent a heart catheterization using the blood vessel in his wrist. It took just 20 minutes.

Monty Sharp with Malcom Foster, M.D. one minute after transradial heart catheterization

“Patients can have a catheterization in the morning and go back to work in the afternoon,� says Malcolm Foster, M.D., a cardiologist with Mercy Cardiology. “But we recommend they take the day off for complete recovery. �

Monty Sharp came to the ER at Mercy Medical Center West after feeling some chest discomfort. He has a history of heart problems and was concerned it might be a heart attack. Dr. Foster felt a catheterization was necessary to check for blockages in the heart arteries. Instead of using the traditional method, Dr. Foster chose to perform a transradial heart catheterization. In this procedure, the physician feeds the catheter into the heart using the radial artery in the wrist rather than the larger, but deeper, femoral artery in the groin.

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“I’ve had a procedure before through the groin and I can tell you, this way is far superior,� says Sharp. “I had less discomfort, less recovery and less bruising. It was amazing.�

Mercy Health Partners is this year’s cause sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. Go Red for Women strives to increase awareness of heart disease and stroke and to inspire women to take charge of their heart health. Women who understand their risks of heart disease, and know the steps to prevent it, are better equipped to avert this serious —and mostly preventable—threat to their health. Together, the American Heart Association and Mercy will educate on risk factors and prevention of this disease so that our loved ones live a longer, healthier life free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

As an assistant principal at Jefferson County High School, Sharp doesn’t normally issue letter grades. However, he is making an exception when it comes to the care he received at Mercy Medical Center West.

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“We have performed transradial heart catheterizations for years,â€? says Dr. Foster. “However, the equipment and technology have improved so signiďŹ cantly, we now can do most procedures through the wrist.â€? Because of potential bleeding complications associated with femoral access, transradial catheterization procedures are gaining interest among U.S. physicians. Recovery is less painful and time consuming, and the procedure has become safer and less expensive. Transradial catheterizations beneďŹ t many patients, especially those who are overweight, have arthritis, low back pain, peripheral vascular disease or those who have a higher risk of bleeding. Patients may continue taking blood thinning medications, including Coumadin, during the procedure, which is not the case when using the femoral artery for catheterization.

“It was a deďŹ nite ‘A’ grade,â€? says Sharp.“From the doctor, nurses, and cath lab staff, to the cleanliness of the hospital and even the food from the cafeteria, it was an excellent experience for me.â€? For more information or a physician referral, call 859-7091.



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Women: Don’t Stress Over a Test!

Save the Dates! Joanne Filchock, M.D. Family Practitioner

Heart disease doesn’t discriminate. It is the leading killer of men and women. But when it comes to diagnosing and treating it, there is a gender gap. Women with heart attacks are more likely to die than men and that’s not just older women. So a stress test might seem the best way to go in ďŹ nding heart problems before they happen. However, research has shown results are often unreliable--almost 30% of exercise stress tests can produce false-positive results. Women are more likely than men to have a false-positive exercise stress test. So what should you do? Don’t just ignore the test! As we get older and begin the process of menopause, our vessels and vascular systems change. This is why it’s important to be evaluated with some additional, specialized tests, just for women. Because of female hormone levels and body changes, a standard stress test is often not as accurate or sensitive as it is in males. Adding imaging, such as an echocardiogram or a nuclear scan, may be the best option, especially if a woman is not able to exercise, is not ďŹ t, or has large breasts. By using sound waves, echocardiography has the added advantage of avoiding inaccurate readings due to breast tissue. The additional images, along with seeing the heart muscle when it’s under stress, is much more effective than just reading an EKG. With a skillful, experienced technician, the graphic images of functioning heart muscle can be accurately interpreted. You should ask your doctor if he or she is referring you to a center that interprets these tests in a gender speciďŹ c manner.

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The Foundry, February 24 Randall Towne, M.D. discusses women & heart disease. Call (865) 632-5200 to register. Women Today Expo Knoxville Convention Center, March 4-6 Visit the Mercy Go Red booth!

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Group explores sustainable fuel solutions Jack Maloney, a representative of Flex Fuels U.S., spoke to the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCFC) last week about the company’s converter kits, which allow cars to use E85 (85 percent ethanol, 15 percent gasoline) fuel.

thing greater than themselves. And it’s fun to do it together.”

West Knox Kiwanis looks for worthy causes

The West Knoxville Kiwanis Club may not be the largest club in town, but they are one of the richest – at least until they give their money away. The group’s sole fundWendy raiser is a lucrative one. Smith Jim Gray and Scott Curran listen to Jack Maloney (center) during They keep revenues from last week’s East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition meeting. Malo- parking at First Tennessee ney represents Flex Fuels U.S., which makes a converter that al- Bank and Covenant Health Certain model cars fitted lows cars to run on fuel containing up to 85 percent ethanol. Credit Union lots on footwith the converter kits can ball Saturdays. They made obtain a Certificate of Con$18,000 last year, says formity from the Environtreasurer Jan Larson. mental Protection Agency The money supports (EPA). Factory warranties things like an after-school remain in place for cars program at Pond Gap Elthat have been certified. ementary School, ShangriAccording to the U.S. La Therapeutic Academy Department of Energy of Riding (STAR) and car website, there are currently seats provided by East Ten38 E85 fueling stations in nessee Children’s Hospital. Tennessee, including three The club is always lookin Knoxville. A flexible fuel ing for ways to serve chilconversion allows cars to dren in West Knoxville. run on any ethanol blend “We have people that up to 85 percent. First grade teacher Lilia Brock (center) mixes paint with Ben can do something as well as Ethanol is renewable, Margulies and Ela Polsky during Mitzvah Day at the Arnstein money,” says Larson. burns cleaner and is more Jewish Community Center. They also sponsor the environmentally friendly Bearden High School Key Mitzvah Day embod- makes us a community.” than gasoline, according to ies the Jewish tradition of Maloney. KJA President Stephen Club, the largest in the KiThe ETCF is encouraging Tzedakah, or justice, says Rosen said that even small Kentucky/Tennessee wanis District. members of the community Knoxville Jewish Alliance things, like handcrafted West Knoxville Kiwanis to check out the 100 percent Executive Director Jeff Gu- items for the women and electric Nissan Leaf at the bitz. It’s a day when young children served by the Club president Tom Crawcompany’s Drive Electric and old work side-by-side Family Justice Center, can ford credits the school’s Tour, which will be Feb. 25- to make the world a better bring a positive note to an leadership for the Key 27 at World’s Fair Park. To place – and participation otherwise negative situa- Club’s success. schedule a drive time, visit has benefits. tion. “Those kids want to give “When we eat, pray and “This gives people the back to the community,” he The group will host the do good things together, it opportunity to do some- said. 2011 Run for Clean Air in Sequoyah Hills Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14.

Jewish community strengthened by service There was a flurry of activity as the Jewish community came together for Mitzvah Day on Feb. 6. Children used splatter paint to decorate bags to be filled with goodies for those served by the Knoxville Family Justice Center. Teens headed out to work in the KARM kitchen and clean up the Holocaust memorial at West Hills Park. The Medic bloodmobile took donations at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center parking lot while the grounds were spruced up Jeannette Grandey, Katie Evridge, Max Hardin and Jan Larson enjoy a meal at last week’s West with new mulch. Knox Kiwanis Club meeting. Photos by Wendy Smith


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thought he was worth canceling her plans to join the Peace Corps. The couple lived in the Fort Sanders neighborhood for a year before moving to their present home in Forest Heights, where they fed and entertained Charlie’s anthropology students. They had two daughters, Kelly and Stephanie, and when both girls were in school, Terry began working for UT as a graphic artist. They agree that their marriage is successful because they genuinely like each other and share many interests. But it’s also important to let a spouse “do their passion,” says Terry. For her, that meant letting Charlie go on summer digs while she stayed home with teenagers. For him, that meant letting her spend three months drawing artifacts in Crete. “He wants me to be happy and I want him to be happy,” she says.



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Engineering didn’t pan out for Nib, who decided to enroll in pre-dentistry at UT. One of his first Knoxville outings was a Farragut High School football game – where Barbara was cheering. He showed up in a tweed jacket and a long white scarf. “Everyone said, ‘Who is that?’ I eventually had to admit I knew him.” Nib had to stand in line to get a date with Barbara, but once he did, they were an item. She received his Sigma Nu pin at Christmas in 1956. By that time, Barbara was a freshman at Southwestern University in Memphis. Nib moved to Memphis so he could be near her while he waited to be accepted into dental school. They were married June 20, 1957, on Barbara’s parents’ 23rd wedding anniversary. The couple had their first child the day of Nib’s graduation from dental school. “He became a daddy, a dentist and a first lieutenant in the Army in two days,” Barbara recalls. The Pelots had four children in four years. Nib recalls the days of having three children in diapers as the most challenging of their marriage. But they made it through raising kids and growing a dental practice by being a team. “Just be patient and don’t be selfish,” Nib advises couples who are facing adversity. “It will pass.”

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at Cappucino’s. They went to a movie on their second date, and she fell asleep. “I took that as a compliment,” he says. In 1984, John accepted an internship in San Francisco. While there, he decided to propose. When he told his parents his plans, they gave him his great-grandmother’s engagement ring. John wanted to pop the question on New Year’s Eve, but Patricia was with her family in Texas. He created a ruse about a New Year’s Eve party to get her back to Knoxville and proposed to her behind the L&N Station as fireworks lit up the sky. (John’s grandfather had worked for the railroad and proposed to his grandmother at the same spot.) The couple set a June wedding date, but John once again surprised Patricia by taking her to the City-County Building for a civil ceremony on Valentine’s Day 1985. Patricia wasn’t yet a U.S. citizen, and the early wedding simplified the paperwork required for their impending move to St. Louis. They kept the wedding secret to avoid lessening their families’ excitement about the June nuptials and didn’t come clean for several years. John and Patricia have two children. Marisa is a sophomore at Appalachian State University, and Daniel is a senior at Farragut High School. Having children has been the biggest adventure of their marriage, John says. “Every age is different. It’s like walking from one room to another, and none are better or worse – just different.”

Grants for nonprofits The city of Knoxville is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for city community agency grants. Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18. Organizations applying must operate within the city of Knoxville and must have been in operation for at least five years. Priority in awarding the grants will be given to proposals that contribute to the goals and mission of the city of Knoxville. Info: citygrants/ or contact Cathy Chesney, 215-2831 or e-mail

Help for the forgetful Here it is Valentine’s Day and you’ve done it again – no card, no candy, no flowers, no jewelry. You women are certainly a forgetful species. But, don’t despair. We’ve got the perfect gift and you’re holding it in your hands – the “Shopper-News Sampler.” (If you’re reading this online, it’s not a good idea to hold the computer monitor in your hands – leaves fingerprints on the screen.) Open the Shopper-News Sampler to almost any page. If you prefer nuts in your confection, breeze over to page A-4 where the usual suspects are arranged. Want something more substantial? Take a bite out of Greg Householder’s front page story about the sheriff’s plan to spend serious cash on some new rides for his deputies. (Warning: May cause heartburn if consumed by sheriff’s office administrative personnel.) And speaking of heartburn, Betty Bean is back in the Halls/Fountain City edition with more on the Joel Helton saga. That story is hard to put down. The features pages, A-6 and A-7, are full, headlined by Jake Mabe’s story, “The education of Abraham Lincoln.” Honest Abe is just about everybody’s favorite president, so try not to forget Presidents Day coming up next week. Over in Bearden, Wendy Smith brings you a front page goodie baked to perfection for sweethearts young and old. Be sure to get your fill. Enough sampling already – dig in! Happy Valentine’s Day! Contact Larry Van Guilder at

All cookies are still available Despite a widely syndicated article in the Wall Street Journal that claimed the Girl Scouts were dropping unpopular cookie flavors, the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians is still selling all eight cookie varieties. Of 112 Girl Scout councils in the country, only 12 councils are participating in a pilot program that focuses on the six top-selling cookie varieties. These councils are seeking new ways to increase efficiency and simplicity for everyone involved in the cookie program. The pilot project will be evaluated at the end of cookie season. A decision has not been made in any council regarding which cookie varieties will be offered in the future. Varieties of Girl Scout cookies include Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Thank U Berry Munch and Dulce de Leche. The Girl Scouts will be selling cookies through Sunday, March 20, for the usual $3.50. Info:




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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT Proposed Roadway Improvements Ebenezer Road at Westland Drive (north) Knox County is proposing roadway improvements to Ebenezer Road and Westland Drive (north). The proposed improvements will include a northbound right turn lane on Ebenezer Road and adding an additional lane on Westland Drive to provide for an exclusive left turn lane. The existing 5-foot wide sidewalk will be reconstructed along Ebenezer Road and a new 5-foot wide sidewalk will be constructed along the south side of Westland Drive (north) for the length of the project. A public hearing to review the proposed plans and provide comments will be held on Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bluegrass Elementary School. Thank you,

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government Dem chair says rumors don’t rock her Betty Reddick’s impassioned plea to the membership of Knox County Democratic Women to support incumbent party chair Gloria Johnson for re-election spurred Sam Alexander into action.

Betty Bean Alexander, a party activist who made an unsuccessful run for a state house seat last year, frequently attends KCDW meetings. When he heard Reddick, who is president of the group, denounce “some of these old Democrat men” who are unfairly criticizing Johnson’s leadership abilities, he decided to address the issue head-on. “Someone started a rumor that I was going to run for Knox County chair,” he said. “I do not have time to be Knox County chair. I know the hours Gloria puts in, and I still have a daughter in high school and travel to Nashville in my job as political director for the Teamsters, so let’s put that rumor where it belongs – and that’s to sleep. I have no ambition to be chair of the Knox County Democratic Party.” Reddick urged her club members to become voting delegates to the party’s April convention and vote for Johnson. “For too long now, women have been doing all the work (at party events). It’s women doing the cooking, setting up, serving. Men come in when it’s time to start and leave when it’s over, and some of them didn’t like it when we asked for a seat at the table. Well, we are a majority. We need

Notes ■ Fourth District Democratic Club: speaker Mark Padgett, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, Bearden Branch Library. Info: 637-3293. ■ West Knox Republican

to be able to tell the party what to do.” Johnson says she is aware of the rumors Alexander mentioned. “There are people who don’t want me in, I guess, or want somebody different, and they’re recruiting, I’d say. Nobody has told me to my face. I just hear the chatter. I try not to pay much attention to rumors, but I certainly welcome a challenge.” When asked if her opposition comes from the same group of Democrats who supported an independent candidate against Amy Broyles (the only woman and one of two Democrats left on County Commission), Johnson said: “You would probably not be wrong, although all the people who opposed Amy don’t oppose me.” “Everybody already knows about this and everybody’s tired of it,” said Broyles, who supports Johnson for re-election. “This is a group that’s been opposed to any action to move the party forward and get beyond these petty squabbles.” She said she expects that they will oppose Democrat Madeline Rogero’s run for mayor. Johnson said she is too busy to run down rumors. “We have really begun getting organized like this party has not been. We’ve got a permanent office now, and it makes a huge difference. People are there all the time. We phone banked the other night organizing people against this crazy legislation that will be so harmful to teachers. We want to get all our districts organized. We’ve made tens of thousands of phone calls and knocked on thousands of doors. We really have no time for this.” Club: speaker Jeff Ownby, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, Red Lobster, Kingston Pike. ■ PBS will carry live coverage of the legislative session, locally on Comcast channel 203 and Charter channel 191.


Knox County Inc. There’s a revolution going on in Knox County, one born of a philosophy that’s making inroads across the country: the government which governs least governs best. As practiced by Mayor Tim Burchett’s administration, it means not just holding the line on government expenditures, but cutting until it hurts. Burchett has honed his scalpel in preparation for a multimillion dollar amputation of people and services he says is necessary to balance the upcoming FY 2012 budget. At least initially, he’ll find few naysayers to his proposal outside the county employees who’ll trudge to the guillotine. The mayor and likeminded politicians are true believers in the unfailing wisdom of the free market to sort things out properly. In this view, there are few things that private enter-

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prise can’t accomplish more efficiently than government at any level. This belief is at the very heart of the national debate over health care, and underpinning it is a larger debate: what is government’s legitimate role in the life of its citizens? Even the most diehard free marketer will concede that some burdens are best shared. No one wants to contract for his own police protection, build her own roads or maintain his own schools, home schooling parents aside. And there are issues of “regulation,” a dirty word in some circles, but maintain-

Developer Scott Davis found friends at the Metropolitan Planning Commission last week. On a 10-5 vote, commissioners said Davis does not have to build sidewalks in a subdivision on Nubbin Ridge Road, even though the land is within the parental responsibility zone of Knox County Schools. MPC Director Mark Donaldson responded to Com-

missioner Bart Carey who said, “I thought sidewalks are required in the PRZ.” “No,” said Donaldson, “There is no requirement, but it is (MPC’s) practice to require them.” Davis said his original plans were approved without sidewalks and he donated land to Knox County for improvements to Nubbin Ridge Road. While he “waited patiently for the county

libraries, but in Knox County an additional penny on the property tax rate to fund the arts, which would cost the average homeowner $5 or $6 annually and generate about $1 million in revenue, is considered a scandalous notion. The solution: put the touch on the private sector. Recently, some Heiskell residents were schooled on Knox County’s government revolution when they asked the mayor for help in getting a community center. Burchett responded that “corporate contributions” might provide the way. Times are tough, and it was certainly naïve to expect the mayor to commit to a $2 or $3 million dollar project just days after he sang the budget blues for the coming year. And the good people of Heiskell weren’t aware of the revolution’s rallying cry: “Ask not what your government can do for you; ask what you can do without.” Please pass the tin cup. Contact:

‘Visioning’ guru will seek TYP consensus By Betty Bean Most of the conversation surrounding last week’s press conference announcing the proposition to “hit the pause button” on the Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness was about the departure of TYP director Jon Lawler and communications director Robert Finley. The rest of the talk was about teaming up TYP supporter Stephanie Matheney and TYP opponent Ron Peabody to chair a steering committee to search for a path forward. Absent was an explanation of how the “pause” plan came to be. The departure of Lawler and Finley was by all accounts voluntary, and the two were among the participants in conversations with New Urbanist guru Gianni Longo, a “visioning” specialist” who was brought to town by The Cornerstone Foundation to help unmire the plan, which has foundered in controversy. “I’m very perplexed why this wasn’t made perfectly clear,” Lawler said. “Stephanie and Ron are the

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to build the road,” his plans expired. Commissioner Wes Stowers leaped to his aid. “We have an obligation to help him … he donated land while others were compensated.” Davis estimated it would cost $14,000 to $16,000 to install sidewalks in the 30-lot subdivision. Voting no were Laura Cole, Rachel Craig, Michael Kane, Rebecca Longmire and Robert Anders.

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chett (a TYP critic) and their staffs, but with other TYP supporters and detractors, as well. Longo is the founder of ACP Planning and facilitated Imagine New York: Giving Voice to the People’s Visions, which helped that city find consensus on rebuilding downtown Manhattan and memorializing the World Trade Center tragedy. He also facilitated Vision 2000, the community goal-setting process in Chattanooga that jumpstarted that city’s downtown revitalization. Closer to home, he steered the Nine Counties – One Vision process in Knox County.

Lawler says another local Longo process is even more relevant to the current situation: “A few years ago, the whole Market Square project was stuck and he unstuck it. There was the Elkington proposition (to remake the square in the image of Beale Street in Memphis), and somebody else wanted to put a dome over it. Gianni Longo ‘unstuck’ that process and got it going again. “I hope Stephanie and Ron will get the wheels on the track, and we’ll all get excited about a professional coming in and seeing what the community really wants to do to deal with this issue.”

Keller Bend Road. The plan was approved. Tim Hill of Hatcher Hill Properties secured consistent zoning for two halves of one building on Middlebrook Pike. Hill said his tenant, a medical supply company, wants to “grow into the whole building.” MPC voted to rezone the back portion of Hill’s tract to general industrial (I-3), requiring an undisturbed, 75foot buffer between it and the adjacent subdivision. Rocky Smith of the Rufus

H. Smith Co. secured rezoning for 6.51 acres on Old Blacks Ferry Road adjacent to the Barrington subdivision. Smith had requested up to five dwelling units per acre for a condominium project, but met a firestorm of opposition led by attorney John Valliant. Rather than battle, Smith simply agreed to the MPC staff’s recommendation of three dwelling units per acre (19 total) and said he would build single family housing.

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figureheads of two different groups that oppose or support the Ten Year Plan. Their charge is to go out and get 12 to 15 folks who represent different parts of the community to serve on an initiating committee that will work with Gianni. My understanding is that he will be involved and will be the leader of the process. Cornerstone brought him down to explore the idea, and everyone was very, very satisfied with who Gianni is and how quickly he worked.” Longo also met not only with city Mayor Daniel Brown (a TYP supporter) and County Mayor Tim Bur-

Davis gets a break on sidewalks By Sandra Clark

ing standards for privileges like driving an automobile or flying an airplane makes me feel a little safer. Most of us are also happy that some government official is keeping the rats out of the kitchen in our favorite eatery. We want our doctors and our pharmacists to be licensed as well as our teachers. We devise rules that we insist builders and developers follow. (Sometimes we even enforce those rules in Knox County.) So, over the years, we’ve constructed – in Lincoln’s phrase – a government “of the people, by the people, for the people.” But there’s disagreement on how far government should go in providing “for the people.” Are the arts important “for the people?” What about libraries? Is it fair to use money from all of the governed to benefit a select part of the governed? Every politician smart enough to get elected praises the value of the arts and public

The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm reappeared, eliciting a comment from Anders: “The saga continues. I’d like to have it end.” Opposing lawyers Arthur Seymour Jr. and John King agreed that the nine conditions recommended by MPC staff would suffice to buffer the 6,000-square-foot pavilion with landscaping. The event facility is located in an agricultural area east of

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Lease-to-own becomes build-to-suit What’s in a name? Mayor Tim Burchett calls it an innovative, “outside the box” plan to finance school construction without debt. We’ve called it “lease-toown.” Now Law Director Joe Jarret has named it “build-to-suit capital lease financing.” The school board has a called meeting for 5 p.m. today (Feb. 14) to consider Jarret’s proposed legislation. Wonder what their spouses had intended to do on Valentine’s Day? As diligent readers of this

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column recall, we noted last week that the draft enabling legislation had gone missing with the deadline to introduce bills (Feb. 17) looming. Jarret swears he wrote it back in December and e-mailed it to the Board of Education from a laptop that he “ended up sending to

the scrap heap.” That’s like beating the dog after the fox eats the chickens. “I should have suspected something was amiss when not a member of the BOE called to comment on the writing,” he wrote in an email. Jarret’s bill is straight forward but will probably be “tweaked” following BOE debate. It requires school board approval for the builder contract and states there will be “no pledge of taxing power” of the county to secure financing.


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A STEM Academy Open House/Information Session is set for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Pellissippi State Feb. 15, at the L&N Station. ■ A free, four-part motivational series starts Feb. 15 at the This will give students inMagnolia campus. Speakers terested in the Academy a range from radio host Hallerin chance to visit the site where Hilton Hill to Hoola-Hoop the school will be. Leadership author Ron Hickey. Community meetings Presentations are 2 to 2:45 have been held at area midp.m. Info: 329-3166 or teschodle schools for parents and students to discuss the STEM ■ Donations of books, CDs, (science, technology, engivinyl records, magazines, calneering, math) high school endars, puzzles and computer which is slated to open this games are sought for the fall for rising 9th and 10th annual Faculty Senate Book Sale to benefit the school’s graders at the L&N Station.

Bearden hosts a rockin’ memorial By Wendy Smith A fundraising rock concert at Bearden High School will deliver all the sound and energy of last year’s show, but without two key contributors.

Chung makes dean’s list Wake Forest University student Hunkyo Chung has been named to the dean’s list for 2010’s fall semester. Students who achieve a 3.4 grade point average and no grade below a “C” were named to the list. Chung is a 2010 graduate of Farragut High School.

Ebooks come to the public library The Knox County Public Library is now offering eBooks for checkout. Library patrons are able to access 4,150 items immediately, with

Foundation for student scholarships. Donations may be made from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at any Pellissippi campus. Info: Bobby Jackson,539-7060 or

■ Pell-Aware, a free event to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in the Goins Building at the Hardin Valley campus. Representatives from mental health centers, rehab facilities and health care organizations will provide information on alcohol-related issues. Confidential screenings are available, with referrals given as needed. Info: Kathy Douthat, 539-7293 or

Bearden Bulldogs The Justin HouseholderAdam Wise Winter Jam will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, in honor of two students who were killed in a car accident last summer. Both would have been seniors this year. Cody Kraft, senior class president and one of the musicians performing at the event, hopes the concert will memorialize Householder and Wise in a positive way. Householder played drums in a band called Uncle TJ’s Flying Caboose last year, and Wise helped with setup. Money raised from the $5 admission will go toward a new charity – the Make-AWish Foundation. Bearden students traditionally raise funds for Second Harvest Food Bank in the fall, and Craft wants Make-A-Wish to catch on in the same way. “I hope this becomes something the Bearden High School community can get into every spring.”


Buttondown Chuckle members Randy York, Kevin Fray, Jimmy Weir, Travis Graham, and Nick Sisco practice for the Justin Householder-Adam Wise Winter Jam, which will take place at Bearden on Feb. 20. Photo by Wendy Smith In order to grant a wish, Bearden will have to raise $6,000 this semester. A child from Loudon who suffers from Guillain-Barré syndrome has already been identified as the recipient. Fundraising efforts began in earnest when student body president Savannah Fielder shared the child’s story at Bearden’s Jan. 26 basketball game against Oak Hill Academy. Fans contributed more than $2,000. Last year’s concert netted $1,800 for Second Harvest’s Food for Kids program, and Craft thinks the Justin Householder-Adam Wise Winter

Jam could raise even more for Make-A-Wish. Many of the musicians in the four bands performing in this year’s show were close to Householder and Wise. Jimmy Weir, who played bass for Uncle TJ’s Flying Caboose, will play with a new group, Buttondown Chuckle. But he misses the easy musical interaction he had with former band mates Householder and Bearden senior Jonathan Edwards. “We didn’t have to speak. We’d just play.” Edwards and Meghan McGill, also a senior, make up

the duo Amber & Mass. Craft and Bearden graduate Dean Cates, who played together in the school’s harmonica club, the Harp Dogs, hatched the idea of a concert that would showcase talent and raise money for charity last year. Their bands, MuffN-Top and Sensation of Falling, are performing again this year. He was a little nervous about scheduling a Sunday evening rock concert, but since the following Monday is a school holiday, Craft hopes a crowd of students will show up – and bring their wallets.

more being added on a regular basis. With a Knox County library card, eBooks can be downloaded to an eReader or computer, and patrons will have access to them for three weeks, free of charge. Public help sessions will be offered throughout the second half of February giving a general introduction to eBooks, readers and the Overdrive Media website. Attendees will be able to see a demonstration showing how to install and register the required software, and download and transfer an eBook to the reader. Attendees are welcome to bring their wireless-equipped laptop and eReader, and librarians will

help them through the download process on their own equipment, time permitting. Sessions will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Cedar Bluff branch; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Powell branch; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Fountain City branch; 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at the Burlington branch and 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at Lawson McGhee Library downtown. Compatible eBook devices include the Barnes and Noble NOOK, Kobo, Sony Reader, Mac desktop and laptops OS X v10.4.10 or higher, and Windows 7 or higher. Patrons will also be able to

access eBooks through mobile devices, including iPhone/ iPad/iPod Touch, Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile. These titles will not be compatible with Amazon’s Kindle reader. For a full list of compatible eReaders, visit Not all books are available in eBook format. Some publishers are currently under contract to publish eBooks only in Kindle’s format, so some books are not currently available for lending. For more information, troubleshooting and download support, contact the library’s reference department at 215-8700.

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■ David Brown, associate professor of Business and Computer Technology, will present “Are you a robot?” from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the Goins Building auditorium of the Hardin Valley Road campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

UT-Knoxville ■ Andy Rogers, a senior is the College of Arts and Sciences, has created a musical about Type I Diabetes called “Andy and the Beats” for his senior project. Rogers is Andy Rogers majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology with a minor in theater. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Feb. 18 and 19, and 2 and 5 p.m. on Feb. 20 at Clarence Brown’s Lab Theatre. ■ J.P. Dessel, a historian who specializes in Bronze and Iron Age villages of ancient Israel, has received a $50,000 award from the National Endowment for the Humanities that will allow him to study small, rural settlements in Israel. ■ UT faculty, staff and students can participate in the 2011 English Summer Camp at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, June 22 through July 15. This is the fifth year for the camp – the largest of its kind in the world – where 3,200 freshman Chinese students will take part in an intensive three-week English learning

experience. Knowledge of Chinese not required. Info: ■ UT’s Professional MBA program will host an information session for working professionals interested in a weekend-based, 16-month program that allows earning an MBA while continuing to work from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Room 402, Haslam Business Building. ■ Sharon Thompson, director of the Center for Agriculture and Food Security and Preparedness and professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, will speak at the UT Science Forum addressing “The Potential for Food Terrorism” at noon Friday, Feb. 18, in Thompson-Boling Arena Dining Room C-D. The program is free and open to the public. ■ The Baker Center will present a book discussion, “The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb.17, in the Toyota Auditorium. Discussion will be led by Dr. Bruce Tonn, professor of political science and Dr. Tom Handler, professor of physics. ■ David Fox, associate professor of architecture, has been named one of only two winners of the 2010-2011 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Diversity Achievement Award, which honors efforts to achieve greater diversity in architecture curricula, school personnel and student bodies. ■ Tennessee native Carl Colloms, a 1966 UT law graduate, has donated $1 million toward the law scholarship that bears his name, the Judge Carl E. Colloms scholarship Carl Colloms endowment. ■ Aaron Beam, former CFO of HealthSouth, will speak on corporate fraud from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16, at University Center auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Beam served time for his role in a corporate scam. ■ Matt Myers is the new associate dean of the College of Business Administration. Myers, Nestle USA Professor in Marketing, has been with UT’s College of Business AdminisMatt Myers tration for 10 years. Myers has studied, taught and worked in Central America, South America, Europe and Central and East Asia and has acted as a consultant to organizations in the global distribution, chemical, insurance, pharmaceutical and marketing research industries.

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“(Lincoln) is one of those giant figures, of whom there are very few in history, who lose their nationality in death – they belong to mankind.” – Former British Prime Minister David Lloyd George

Abraham Lincoln

The Lincoln/Douglas Debates display at the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum at LMU in Harrogate. The flag hanging behind the display was hoisted by Lincoln at the Rich home in Beardstown, Ill., during an August 1858 campaign stop. Photo by Jake Mabe

“There is no new thing to be said about Lincoln,” the poet Carl Sandburg once wrote. “There is no new thing to be said of the mountains, or of the sea, or of the stars. “But to the mountains and sea and stars men turn forever in unwearied homage. And thus with Lincoln.”


ARROGATE, TENN. – Carl Sandburg came here, to the quaint college near Cumberland Gap, to research what would become his multivolume biography on our nation’s greatest president. He reportedly took his lunch and sat outside near the outdoor amphitheater, to read, to reflect. And reflect we must on Abraham Lincoln, who has come to symbolize so much about this grand American experiment of ours. Adored by some, hated by others, misunderstood by as many more, the mere mention of his name can, to this day, cause blood pressures to rise and fists to clench. In his first inaugural address, Ronald Reagan said, “Whoever would understand in his heart the meaning of America will find it in Abraham Lincoln.” Reagan didn’t say what he meant. But, it is there, if you look. Looking here, at the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University, is a good place to start. We had the place to ourselves around lunchtime on an overcast Monday. I wondered whether the museum would disappoint the more obsessed observer. I needn’t have worried. The Lincoln museum opened to the public in 1977. Colonel Harland Sanders, of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame, told fellow members of LMU’s board of trustees if they could raise $500,000 for the new museum, he would match it. They

Indiana (where the Lincolns later relocated) at the time. This didn’t stop young Abe. As was the practice of the day, he learned his studies by reading and rote, repeating passages over and over until he had committed them to memory. The Bible and the works of Shakespeare and Euclid were particular favorites. He possessed what one contemporary called “a tireless, disciplined, analytical mind,” was often at the head of his class and would go out of his way to track down a tome somebody might have lying around. Books, you see, were scarce. He read by firelight at night, but as cousin John Hanks remembered, Lincoln also read in the field, at work, in the house, wherever and whenever he could stop and do so. Lincoln’s last law partner, Billy Herndon, quoted Lincoln as saying, “The most enduring basis of our Republic (is) the universal education of the great American people. The intelligence of the mass of our people (is) the light and life of the Republic.” After he was elected to the Illinois state Legislature at age 25, Lincoln decided that his future lay in the study of the law. He did not attend law school. Instead, he borrowed a set of law books from John Todd Stuart, the man who

would become his first law partner. Lincoln obtained his law license in 1836. But the education of Abraham Lincoln was not complete. He was a lifelong learner, forever reading, forever writing, forever honing his craft. It culminated in the American Scripture that is the Gettysburg Address and the religious-like poetry of his Second Inaugural. The current Lincoln collection on display here has a bare-bones feel to it. Behind the Lincoln/ Douglas Debates display hangs a flag that Lincoln raised at the Rich home in Beardstown, Ill., during an August 1858 campaign stop. Behind it rests the bed in which Lincoln rested on his 52nd birthday, Feb. 12, 1861, in Cincinnati’s Burnet House Hotel, during his inauguration train’s stopover on its way to Washington. (The bed was small enough that the 6 feet, 4 inch Lin-

and the lot fell on Jonah. (Hey, I have been blamed for things based on less reasonable measures!) The sailors then inquired, “Who are you?” And Jonah, who was on the lam from God, gave as succinct a confession of faith as you can find in the Bible: “I am a Hebrew … I worship the Lord, the God of heaven, CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton who made the sea and the dry land.” (Jonah 1: 9) Which begs the question, how did Jonah figure? He Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying, may have paid lip service to wor“Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for shipping God, but his obedience to their wickedness has come up before me.” But Jonah set out to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. (Jonah 1: 1-3a NRSV) God was severely lacking! Jonah offered himself as a sacknow how Jonah felt. Don’t you? ing to escape God’s reach, think- rifice to quiet the raging sea, and ing, as foolishly as Jonah, that you after trying unsuccessfully to row God wants me to do what?! to shore and spare him, the sailors You have felt the nudge, heard can outrun God. We all know the story, or think took him up on his offer, tossing the still, small voice, seen the handwriting on the wall. You know we do: how Jonah got on board a him overboard to mollify the de– you really do know – what it is ship to escape God’s call, and God mons of the deep. God wants you to do. (God doesn’t countered with a storm. The sailAnd here is where most people keep those secrets.) But like Jonah, ors cast lots to figure out who had get the story wrong. (I even conyou run in the other direction, try- brought this calamity upon them, tributed to this error when I chose

the title for this column, but, I confess, I couldn’t resist.) God provided a rescuer for Jonah (insisting on saving this troublesome prophet-in-training) not in the form of a whale, as we so frequently say, but a large fish, which swallowed Jonah and eventually spit him out onto dry land. From there the story gets really strange! Jonah goes to Nineveh, which the writer refers to as “an exceedingly large city, a three days’ walk across.” (Modern excavations at the site of Nineveh – across the Tigris River from modern-day Mosul, Iraq – reveal evidence of a town about three miles in length and less than a mile and half wide.) He preaches to the people a message of doom: “Forty days more, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” And everybody repented. Which made Jonah mad, but God very happy.

Abraham Lincoln Photo used by permission did. The Colonel kept his word. The college owes much of its collection to historian R. Gerald McMurtry. Lincoln really was born in a log cabin, near Nolin Creek, Ky., on Feb. 12, 1809. (He would have been 202 last Saturday). Historical records show that the name Lincoln was sometimes mispronounced as “Link-horn,” a common mistake in those days, when few on what was then the frontier could read or write. Young Abe watched as his father eked out a living by the sweat of his brow and decided it wasn’t for him. Ironic, isn’t it, that the “Great Rail-splitter” abhorred hard physical labor and did everything he could to avoid it. (Although his strength was such that even into his 50s Lincoln could hold an ax horizontally in his hand without letting his arm quiver.) As he himself later said, Lincoln went to school “by littles,” a few months at a time, here and there. Early biographers tried to place the blame on Lincoln’s father, Thomas, implying he didn’t value education. In reality, schools were sporadic in Kentucky and

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coln probably had to sleep sitting up.) Over by the exhibits on the assassination, under glass, is the walking stick the president carried with him into Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. The continuouslylooping movie we were promised didn’t loop. The upstairs contained a few leftover Santa Clauses from a Christmas exhibit. But the place permeates your brain and, if you lean toward a certain historical bent, it sears your soul. Looking at the Lincolniana, I wanted to run home, lock the door, surround myself with lots of Lincoln books and stay there until spring. Lincoln, Sandburg wrote, “was a mountain in grandeur of soul. He was a sea in deep undervoice of mystic loneliness. He was a star in steadfast purity of purpose and service. And he abides.” He was also a flesh-and-blood human being, a tall, raw-boned country boy who gave up brawn for books, learned to read by the fading light of the crackling fire and knew in his heart that education would be the secret of his success. Call Jake Mabe at 922-4136 or e-mail JakeMabe1@ Visit him online at jakemabe.blogspot. com, on Facebook or at

How to get there To visit the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum at Lincoln Memorial University, (from Knoxville) take Highway 33 north to Highway 25E in Tazewell and continue into Harrogate. It is approximately one hour’s drive from downtown Knoxville. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. It is open 1-5 p.m. Sunday from March through November. Admission is $5 for adults. Info: 423-869-6235 or visit

Jonah went out to sulk because God didn’t provide the expected fireworks. And God “appointed” a bush to grow up to shade and protect Jonah. But then, just to show him a thing or two, God made the bush die, and Jonah got angry again. God reasoned with him: “You are concerned about the bush, for which you did not labor and which you did not grow. … And should I not be concerned about Nineveh … in which there are more than a 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also many animals?” And there the book ends abruptly, just like that! Which is why I love the book of Jonah: not only does it bear witness to God’s love for the whole world of grown-ups, but also for the “many animals” and for those “who don’t know their right hand from their left”: not because they are stupid, but because they are little children.


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igh school talent evaluators and recruiting analysts sell the star system as if it was sacred science. Five stars go to guys who can’t miss in college. Tim Tebow. Vince Young. Reggie Bush. Adrian Peterson. They hold the keys to national championships – unless they opt out. Four stars are for the big, strong and swift. They are destined to be three-year starting studs, All-Conference honorees, probable All-Americans, early rounders in the NFL draft. Three-star prep players step up to meet needs. If they get good coaching and work like heck, they certainly can contribute to success. Evaluators and analysts advocate avoiding the commoners, the two-star multitude. OK, if you must, award the occasional scholarship to a grandson of a big booster and maybe spend two on really sharp students who can do one thing well plus raise the academic average for the entire team. But, don’t expect them to win football games. OK, there are exceptions. Here are numbers from a fouryear study: The odds are 1 in 5 that a five-star player will become an All-American; 1 in 54 for four-stars; 1 in 147 for threestars; 1 in 358 for the twos. Because recruiting junkies and excitable fans will pay serious money for information, there are many information providers. Some are very sincere. They and their sources chase each other around the country to see as many high school games as possible. They study highlight tapes, collect photographs and compare height, weight and 40 dash times. Their secret ingredient is input from elite college coaches. If Nick Saban discreetly nods toward Mark Ingram up in Flint, Mich., and whispers “Heisman,” one or more recruiting services promptly awards four stars. If Notre Dame and everybody else wants Jimmy Clausen, he must be a five. College coaches are more often right than wrong. Contract extensions, bowl bonuses and investment portfolios depend on it. Some information retailers are surprisingly accurate as far as they go. Alas, all err and fall short. As Derek Dooley has explained, a stopwatch and yardstick will measure basics but assessing character, courage, intelligence, work ethic and growth potential is no simple matter. Dooley prefers his own blend of in-depth evaluation. Tennessee got several fours but no five-star talent in the recent recruiting roundup. Pro-

jecting that tidbit, the Vols may not win a national championship any time soon. Larry Smith, 63, data technology specialist, UT fan and forum participant, has an awesome storehouse of Volunteer information (Google Larry’s Locker). Scanning his list of five-star recruits from the previous decade stirs many memories: James Banks, Gerald Riggs, Jesse Mahelona, Robert Meachum, Demetrice Morley, Chris Donald, Eric Berry, Brent Vinson, Bryce Brown, Janzen Jackson, Da’Rick Rogers. There were others. Some came up big. Some were busts. All contributed to highly ranked recruiting classes. Smith says most focus on signing success but retention is a comparable factor. “Based on my analysis, 30 to 40 percent of those who sign with a BCS school end up not finishing their eligibility with that school. The reasons vary – dismissals, academic failure, transfers, medical issues, just quitting football.” Smith believes in stars – with qualifications. “I certainly believe that more 4- and 5-star recruits will increase the chances for competing for a league championship. I think my charts clearly indicate that. “There are conferences where it is easier to win without a large percentage of star recruits. The ACC and the Big East are two. The SEC requires rosters dominated by 4- and 5-star recruits.” What are those two-stars doing in the NFL? “Recruiting services just miss on some recruits,” says Smith. “Players with poor grades are not tracked closely. Some players mature later, physically and mentally, and don’t blossom until college.” Dooley and his staff targeted talented prospects likely to improve, be dependable, stay in school and maybe stay out of trouble. One obvious goal was to fill voids. As a group, incoming Volunteers rank between 10th and 13th nationally in star power. That’s good. The bad part is several SEC foes scored higher. Can the Dooley plan close the gap? Smith studies say never diminish the coaching element in the championship chase. “There are years where teams with fewer star players win with good coaching, good luck and momentum.” And favorable schedules? Boise State? Cincinnati? Texas Christian? Connecticut? Just for fun, keep your eyes on the stars. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

Baum’s Greenhouses in Smithwood circa 1908. The home in the foreground near the greenhouses was built by the patriarch of the Baum family, Charles L. Baum (1863-1944). The hand-made brick home at the upper left was built in 1839 by John Smith (1795-1883) for whom Smithwood is named.

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n 1846, the widowed Katherine Schneider Baum and her 15-year-old son, Karl (1831-1916), left their native country during the German Revolution and immigrated to America on the sailing ship New York. The voyage of 47 days was stormy and, on a particularly tempestuous day, young Karl was tied to the mast of the ship with an ax in his hands. His instructions were to cut down the tall mast if the ship should yaw and threaten to capsize in the heavy seas. Finally, they landed safely in New York. Karl could not find work there and they set sail for Charleston, S.C. After some months there, they traveled to Augusta, Ga., where he was hired to lay railroad track from there to Charleston in Bradley County, Tenn. Eventually, he was employed by the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad to assist in construction of the first railroad bridge over the Hiawassee River between Charleston and Calhoun. On July 24, 1855, upon completion of the bridge, he and his mother came to Knoxville on the first train to run over the ET&G. For the next 56 years, Karl would be in the employ of that railroad and its successor, the Southern Railway. Karl Baum married Barbara Ritz on Aug. 7, 1860, and they became parents of 10 children, among them Charles Louis Baum (1863-1944). Charles married Mattie Ellen Galyon in 1884. He was employed in the iron industry as superintendent of a foundry but left that secure job to enter the florist business in 1889. His first venture was an open pit greenhouse on Tazewell Pike from which he sold a few plants and cut flowers in the old Central Market (now Emory Park). By 1892 he had opened a retail store in downtown Knoxville. As the business grew, each of his children entered the business which prospered to become the largest greenhouse operation, the largest rose grower and the second largest retail florist in the Southeast. In mid-life, Charles turned the business over to his children,

The Baum Brothers. Karl P. Baum (1885-1977) (foreground) and Floyd F. Baum (1898-1985) are pictured in 1952 when their sales at Baum’s Home of Flowers were more than $500,000 per year. Photos courtesy C.M. Mc-

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moved to Gatlinburg and helped develop the Cherokee Apple Orchard. When the National Park Service bought the property, he became an unofficial botanist to assist in identifying Smoky Mountain flora. Karl Porter Baum (1885-1977) was the oldest of the four children of Charles and Mattie G. Baum and Floyd Franklyn Baum (18981985) the youngest. Karl entered school at Smithwood Grammar School but quit when he was 13 to work full time with his father. When he was 17, he took over sales at Baum’s small store on West Clinch Avenue. The business continued to grow. Baum’s introduced gladioli to the South and had 25 acres of them at one time. His father had helped propagate the beautiful Lilium myriophyllum (regale), the Royal Lily of China, which was first imported from Tibet in 1910. Wild orchids from South America were imported and grown in the greenhouses. Roses were, of course, a major year-round item. At one time, the firm had 180 agents taking orders for its wares and eventually Baum’s had more greenhouses, including those in Smithwood and Bearden, than anyone in the U.S. They occupied 2 1/2 acres with

more than 340,000 feet of glass and an additional 70 acres in bulbs and other outdoor plants. Karl Baum was one of those responsible when Florists’ Telegraph Delivery (FTD) was organized in 1910. The then-novel idea enabled one to send flowers to any American or Canadian city and to some other parts of the world and grew to include a staggering 1,700 members by the end of the decade. Karl was vice president of the FTD association at one time. Floyd F. Baum developed the Bearden greenhouse operation beginning in 1926. By 1972 there were 34 greenhouses when they were dismantled to make way for Bearden Industrial Park. Floyd’s specialty was roses and his greenhouses once held 133,000 rose plants which produced 4 million blooms a year. One of his popular hybrids, named the Betty Baum rose for his daughter, is a beautiful white rose edged in pink. He also produced carnations, chrysanthemums and other fresh flowers and plants supplied to Baum’s local retail outlets and wholesale florists all over the South. A July 1952 issue of Fortune magazine included Baum’s among other successful businesses and described them, “A Knoxville iron molder who grew lilies sand roses as a hobby started Baum’s Home of Flowers in 1889. His sons now operate the most modern greenhouses in the South and sell over $500,000 worth of flowers a year. Karl Baum, president, believes in posting prices clearly in the window of his retail store to reassure hesitant buyers.” Karl P. Baum died in 1974 and Floyd Baum assumed the presidency until the retail shops at 631 S. Gay St. and 2916 Tazewell Pike and the greenhouses on Tazewell Pike were sold to Mark E. Ross of New York in March 1975. When the patriarch of the Baum’s Home of Flowers’ family, Charles L. Baum, passed away in 1944, it was said of him, “Not only did he achieve a little success and a lot of satisfaction from his chosen vocation, but his exemplary life and devotion to duty was such that all his children were influenced to follow his example and remain in the business that he established. It can truly be said that he plucked a thistle and planted a flower wherever he thought a flower would grow. He stood firm in his convictions and was loyal to his friends almost to a fault. He never forgot those who befriended him or gave him a kind word on his way up.” Subsequent generations of Baums followed his example of a principled life.

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Two finished “Art Masters” originals by A.L. Lotts Elementary students: “Swirls” by Emily Watson and an untitled piece by Danielle Perez.

A heart for ‘Art Masters’ By Lorraine Furtner Five parents teach the PTA funded program “Art Masters” to Connie Noland’s 2nd grade class at A.L. Lotts Elementary. Tanya Churyuk, Pak Glover, Anita Patel, Shari Rhea and Sheila Spates spend one day a month teaching the lessons. Each project focuses on a different artist, is fun and exposes the students to a variety of media. A.L. Lotts Elementary student Sanam Patel creates an “Art Masters” project. Photos by L. Furtner

A.L. Lotts Elementary 2nd grader Jack Looney displays his artwork. Jack’s dad worked as a commercial artist. “He’s the best artist in Knoxville,” said Jack.

They’re happy that the school librarians got the recognition, but these West High students didn’t really need the president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) to tell them that West High’s library is a terrific place to be. AASL president Dr. Nancy Everhart is conducting a 50-state tour of the nation’s best high school libraries and chose West High School’s library as the one she wanted to see in Tennessee. The visit happened last Wednesday, and librarians Sarah Searles and Martha Emrey get high marks from students who use the facility on a daily basis. “It’s the best in the state,” said Kathryn Nelson. “The librarians got a plaque.” Anna Rennich works there every day as part of her Senior Experience. “The best part about the library is they make all the resources accessible. They work hard with the students to connect them to books and online resources, and they have a lot of new technology, which makes learning fun – like cameras and stuff. One of our Spanish classes writes and films movies. With the new computers we have iMovie, so they can go into the library and edit them.” Kelli Reese says she’s there every day, too. “I just kind of live there. I’m taking two independent studies, so I’m there for an hour and a half, also mornings and after school. They

West High student in the library: (front) Anna Rennich; (standing) Kelli Reese, Kathryn Nelson, Sam Vallecillo and Greg Tate. Photo by B. Bean

stay open until 4:45 or 5 every afternoon and from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays.” She said the librarians are so knowledgeable that they can deal with any computer problem students are likely to encounter. Sam Vallecillo says he’s there a lot, too. “I go because it makes me feel like it’s kind of the right place to be in school. Anything I need they get it for me and they help me a lot. It’s the right place to study and do my homework too. And when I need to do my work, which is every day, I go there before and after school. Sometime I skip lunch and go there, or I will ask my teachers if I can go. The librarians always make you feel very comfortable. Greg Tate thinks the library is great for class re-

search projects because of the number of databases that are accessible. “They also have a vast resource of Netbooks for everyone which allows you to be alone and doing your own independent thing at the same time as being in a classroom environment. And kudos to whoever designed it. It’s well-designed with lots of natural light.” “It’s a great big open space with lots of computers and comfortable chairs,” Kathryn said. “On days like Thursdays, I can be in the library for up to 3 and a half hours. It’s a great work environment. Or maybe you just want to read a book, or go on the Internet and play Sporkle; the librarians are there to support you. It’s a great place no matter when you’re going to it.

Cedar Bluff Elementary 5th grade chorus students perform “We Are Children of the World” :(front) Ana Tisdale, Jeemi Shah, Kailey Lay; (second row) Kylie Kubicki, McKenzie Myers, Madison Medley; (back) Sarah Roy and Sara Jacobsen. Photos by L. Fortner

‘This ain’t your momma’s PTA’ Any event doling out awards and speeches has snore fest potential (which could explain the hoopla over dresses at the Oscars). Eventually, Hollywood discovered that brevity, a few laughs and good music keep folks somewhat interested.

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Thumbs-up to Knox County Council PTA president Pam Trainor for timing it right and showcasing students at last week’s gala.

Cedar Bluff performs for Knox County PTA Cedar Bluff Middle School orchestra and the Cedar Bluff Elementary School 5th grade chorus performed for the PTA Founders Commemoration and celebration of 100 years of Tennessee PTA. PTA presidents, including Knox County school board vice-chair Karen Carson, were recognized. The Tennessee PTA awarded the “100 Year Tennessee Ambassador for PTA” pin to National PTA president Charles “Chuck” Saylors. Tracy Bidinger re-

Chuck Saylors

ceived the PTA Tennessee Life Achievement Award for decades of service. The awards provide funding for scholarships. Saylors, the first man to head the national PTA, was the keynote speaker. Sandra Rowcliffe, 2nd vice-president, introduced Saylors as proof that “this ain’t your momma’s PTA.” Saylors said that all adult role models should commit to “three for me,” spending three hours a year in their child’s school. Parents help a school succeed. School achievement is an economic development tool because relocating companies look at schools and infrastructure. There should be a community conversation with those who control the purse strings to ensure that schools are a priority or that performing arts aren’t cut

from the budget, he said. As if validating Saylor’s endorsement of the arts, 7th grade members of the Cedar Bluff Middle School orchestra and Cedar Bluff Elementary School 5th grade chorus delivered great performances. The orchestra played “Resolution” and the chorus sang three songs from the upcoming spring concert “Songs of the World.” Christy Bock, director of the 5th chorus, said the group does require an audition, but former experience is not necessary. For example, Erica Cofer is new to chorus joining more seasoned singers Angel Bonner and Christal Goines. Angel sings in a church choir and Christal is part of the Knox County Honors Choir. For some students, music is a vital outlet. Stormi and Jakob Leath lost an older sister, Mysti “Breezi” Leath, several months ago. Stormi plays violin and Jakob sings; watching their performances helps their mother cope with the grief.

Bearden Middle ‘Believe’ program Shelly George and Devrin Young addressed attitude at Bearden Middle School’s “Believe” program assembly last week. The program recognizes students with significant academic improvement.

Shelly George sends Bearden Middle School student Ty’schan Davis off with a T-shirt after shaking hands with Bearden High School senior Devrin Young. Teachers Steven Jones and Anthony Hancock help distribute shirts. Principal Sonya Winstead said approximately 200 students received recognition and a T-shirt. George, a school parent and law professor at Lincoln Memorial University, encouraged students to explore, dream and discover. Decide now what you want to do and who you want to be; then determine to get there with hard work and discipline, said George. “You can do anything you set your mind to. If you can conceive it, you can achieve it.” Former BMS student Devrin Young is on the cusp of achieving his dream. The Bearden High School senior has made a University of Tennessee football commitment. Guidance counselor Jimmy Cannington said even though the PrepXtra Offensive Player of the Year has great stats and averages almost 11 yards a carry, Devrin was asked to speak because he also maintains a 3.0 GPA. Young said his GPA could have been higher if he’d cared more about it earlier in high school and had had a good, positive attitude toward school and teachers. He admits he had trouble in middle school, receiving ISS (inschool suspension) and OSS (out-of-school suspension). “I had the stigma of being a good athlete but having a bad attitude. I didn’t want to listen, but constructive

Cedar Bluff Middle School Orchestra 7th grade members get pointers from orchestra director Abigail Buczynski while warming-up before performing “Resolution” at the PTA celebration: (front) Stormi Leath, violin, and Michelle Waters, viola; (back) Buczynski and Clara Grace Willson, viola.

criticism can help you.” Devrin said that stigma cost him friendships and respect of the teachers. He also encouraged female students to fight against stereotypical roles.

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Knoxville churches pray for ‘Great Awakening’ By Natalie Lester Throughout history, revivals have sparked political and social change. Area pastors are hoping to bring some of that same change to Knoxville through prayer. “The dream, for me, is that this is the first step towards God changing the culture in Knoxville,� said Providence Church Teaching Pastor Chad Sparks. The last Monday of every month at noon throughout 2011, a different church will open the doors to its main worship building for any who would like to pray. “No announcements, songs, preaching or prayer requests,� Sparks said. “Whoever wants to come,

CHURCH NOTES Special Services â– Grace Covenant Baptist Church, 9956 Dutchtown Road, will host a Bible study with the Rev. Chris Edmonds as guest speaker 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16. A potluck lunch will follow. Info: 691-0829. â–  The Friendship Club of Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive, will host the gospel quartet New Heights 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the Sanctuary. The group will gather beforehand in the Narthex. Info: 966-6728. â–  Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike, will host GriefShare Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Get support from the group while recovering from a loss and rebuilding your life. Registration: Laura, 470-9800. â–  Journey Builders, a new group

Keepers and Compassion Coalition, the pastors knew it was important for them to support each other. “We just knew we had to continue to pray for each other and with each other,� said Sparks. “For several years, pastors from different sectors of town would meet once a month, and out of that, a group started really trusting each other and seeing a similar vision Chad Sparks Photo by N. Lester for our city. “Recently, our president the doors are open. There is said we needed more civilabsolutely no agenda.� ity, but you can’t ask uncivil, The organization for this unredeemed hearts to be time of prayer has been in civil. God has to do somethe making for years. Based thing inside of people. That on their experiences from is the first step, and that is initiatives such as Promise what we are asking.�

for young professionals, couples and singles, will meet 9:50 a.m. Sundays in room 133 at Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive. Info: Jennifer DeTar, 719-1626 or 966-6728, ext. 242. ■Bearden UMC, 4407 Sutherland Ave., invites everyone to “Jubilee Praise and Worship� 6 p.m. every second Sunday in the fellowship center. Park in the back of the church and enter through the gym. Fellowship and a snack-supper follow the service. Info: www. ■ Two Rivers Church, 275 Harrison Lane, Lenoir City, will host “the Launch� 5-7 p.m. Sundays in the Fireside room. Come experience community and connect with others in a Growth group. Info: www.

Seniors â– The Senior Adult Ministry of Erin Presbyterian Church,

120 Lockett Road, will host a senior tax relief/freeze programs talk on real estate taxes by Knox Williams from the Knox County Trustee’s office 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, preceded by a brown-bag lunch at noon. Info: 531-1788.

Music services â– The Knoxville Early Music Project (KEMP), will present a concert of sacred Italian music from the 17th century 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at First Presbyterian Church. A free will offering will be collected. Info: 546-2531.

Women’s groups ■Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive, will host a “Morning Moms� group 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday in room 296. Bible or book studies will be discussed relating to women’s lives in general. Child care is provided. Info:

Fundraisers ■The youth at Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will hold the annual spaghetti supper and basket auction fundraiser 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in the family life center. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 for children 10 and under or $30 per family. This year’s theme is “An Evening in Italy.� The basket auction will be 6-8 p.m. Additional prizes will be dinner at Club LeConte, tickets to Ripley’s Aquarium and movie tickets. All proceeds support the missions and activities of the youth group. Info: 690-1060.

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The first gathering was Jan. 31 at Providence, and Rec programs close to a hundred believers gathered to pray. The next ■First Farragut UMC, 12733 meeting is scheduled for Feb. Kingston Pike, invites everyone to “Wednesday 28 at Northstar Church. Night Live,� 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Sparks and the other each Wednesday. Enjoy a pastors hope the movehome-cooked meal with your ment will grow as the year family and have some fun and progresses with gatherings fellowship. A family of four can at larger facilities schedhave dinner for only $22. Info: uled at the end of the year. They truly believe this may ■ Heska Amuna Synagogue, ■ Central UMC, 201 Third Ave., begin transformation in 3811 Kingston Pike, is colwill hold a children’s clothing Knoxville. lecting aluminum cans to and toy consignment and bake recycle and purchase new “We’re on the cutting sale Friday and Saturday, March energy-efficient lights for their 4-5, with a consignors-only edge – this is how it starts. upstairs hallway. Info: www. pre-sale Thursday, March 3. We’re committed to our Consignors are currently being city. We live in exciting times, and we’re long overdue for an Awakening to happen.�


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Teams wind up regular season By Greg Householder Most area teams wrapped up the regular season last week after getting makeup games in. In girls play on Feb. 3, Central topped Karns 65-62 and Grace Christian Academy beat Jellico 74-60. In boys games, Central beat Karns 80-69 and Grace topped Jellico 69-64. In girls action on Feb. 4: Hardin Valley Academy downed Clinton 55-39, Farragut bested Bearden 62-42, Grace beat Berean Christian 48-30, Webb rolled over University School of Nashville 72-32, CAK fell to Loudon 57-51 and Halls topped Powell 65-60. In boys play: Grace downed Berean 73-45, West beat Catholic 70-54, Bearden topped Farragut 58-46, HVA beat Clinton 60-45, Webb fell to University School of Nashville 5340 and Halls topped Powell 72-71. In girls play on Feb. 5, Central fell to Anderson County 51-50 and Webb beat Davidson Academy 52-43. In boys games, Central mauled Anderson County 72-37 and Webb beat Davidson Academy 54-43. In girls action last Monday, HVA fell to Lenoir City 54-47 and Catholic beat

Bearden’s Dion Fair duels with Powell’s Jordan Sanford last Tuesday. Photos by Greg Householder South-Doyle 48-41. In boys games: HVA fell to Lenoir City 72-70, Farragut topped Clinton 69-60 and Catholic beat SouthDoyle 67-57. In girls games last Tuesday: Halls fell to Oak Ridge 53-38, West beat Fulton 70-61, Gibbs fell to Gatlinburg-Pittman 45-33, HVA

rolled over Central 66-32, CAK beat Stone Memorial 66-48, Karns fell to Campbell County 61-51, Webb rolled over Catholic 51-25 and Bearden topped Powell 56-42. In boys action: West fell to Fulton 79-75, Karns topped Campbell County 64-61, Central beat HVA 82-

59, Gibbs fell to GatlinburgPittman 77-63, Halls fell to Oak Ridge 81-71, Catholic topped Webb 40-37, CAK lost to Stone Memorial 8378 and Bearden crushed Powell 84-56. District tournament play begins this week. Brackets were unavailable at press time.

Rebels look to make a run to the title By Travis Cabage

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Bearden’s Tyler Carter defends against Powell last Tuesday.

Although currently ranked the top team in the state, the Bearden Bulldogs still have work to do before they can claim that title for the whole season. The Bulldogs have just two losses on the season, to nationallyranked Oak Hill Academy

and West. They are considered the favorite to win the District 4-AAA tournament this week at William Blount High School. The team relies on their fast-paced offense and lockdown defense. Bearden lost at home to West on Dec. 17, bounced back, but then had more problems, according to head coach Mark Blevins. “We hit a lull for two

weeks,” Blevins said. “I didn’t see the same intensity during practice and in games.” The Bulldogs snapped out of their funk and put up 63 points in the first half against Powell on Feb. 8. “Hopefully we’re back on track,” said Blevins. “We were making a lot of mental mistakes and didn’t have the same tenacity as in the beginning of the year.”

By virtue of being atop the district standings, Bearden has the advantage of watching the rest of the league battle to play them. A fourth game against West, however, is looming and is the expected championship game. But Blevins cautioned there are five to seven teams with the ability to make a big push to the district championship.

Bearden tries to stay on top during district tournament By Travis Cabage It would be easy to overlook the West Rebels this week in the District 4-AAA tournament at William Blount High School. West has been overshadowed in their own division by the success of the Bearden Bulldogs. The Rebels are a balanced team. They hit just over 60 percent of their shots while holding opponents to 36 percent.

“I feel like we are playing pretty good right now,” said head coach Christopher Kesler. “I keep telling my players that we’ve got only so much time to get where we need to be.” The Rebels have been successful in their division, but Kesler knows it gets harder to win later into the season. “All of the teams in your district get better,” he said. “They’re all capable of beating anyone on any given night.”

Bearden, however, is the team that everyone will be gunning for. West lost two of three matchups with the bulldogs during the regular season. “The game tends to bring out the best of both teams,” said Kesler. “They’re going to want to beat us just as bad as we want to beat them. If we are fortunate enough to meet up with them in the championship game, it will be exciting.”

A family affair Webb School of Knoxville head varsity baseball coach Clark Wormsley received the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association’s 2010 Division II-A Coach of the Year award Jan. 29 while his son, Parker, was awarded Division II-A Player of the Year at the same TBCA awards banquet in Nashville. Photo submitted

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CBFO’s winning team of the league championship includes: (front) Braylon Kelley, Delaney Smith, Ella Perry, Cooper Schulze; (back) Megan Gilbert, Liam Quinn and Brock Ziarko. The co-ed team of 5- and 6-year-olds proudly show their trophies. Photo submitted West Valley’s Susan Kenny drives the ball to the hoop as Holston’s Hayley Cavalaris defends. Photos by Justin Acuff

Bearden’s Yasmond Fenderson finds room under the basket around Farragut’s Alex Long.

West Valley earns title shot For years, the West Valley Middle School girls basketball team has reached the final day of the James A. Ivey Jr. Memorial Middle School Basketball Tournament. The Wolves have made it again this season, but they are this year’s Cinderella story. West Valley, the seventh seed in 2011, reached the championship round with a 24-23 overtime victory over Holston Tuesday night at Karns Middle School. West Valley, which endured a roller coaster season this year, got hot at the right time. Coach Alex Comer’s squad opened tournament play with a home win over Carter. The Wolves then stunned second seed and host Karns 42-40 on Feb. 5 before recording another upset victory over the third-ranked Hurricanes. And Comer has enjoyed the ride. “As a coach’s kid, I’ve been around basketball all my life and this is the most fun that I’ve ever had,” said Comer, son of West Valley boys coach Chuck Comer. “This is a special group of girls.” West Valley punched its ticket to the championship game when Olivia Pfeifer converted a pair of free throws with 18 seconds remaining in overtime. The Hurricanes took a 23-22 lead with just over 30 seconds left when Hope Hopson hit a free throw. Holston led 17-16 heading to the fourth quarter. Point guard Quay Hines had a game-high 11 points for the ’Canes, who were set to play defending champion Powell in Thursday’s third-place game. West Valley featured a balanced attack and was led by Susan Kenny, who finished with five points. Kenya Reeves, Tamia McCormick and Tiara Hollins each had four points. Pfeifer’s free throws were her only points of the contest.

Admirals down Panthers The top-seeded Farragut girls outlasted Powell 3430 in the other semifinal. The victory avenged Farragut’s championship loss to the Panthers last season. Admirals’ captains Kristen Freeman, Anna Woodford and Miranda Burt shouldered the bulk of the offensive load. Freeman finished with 10 points. Woodford had nine, and Burt added eight. Averi Williams and D’Anna Johnson each scored eight points for the Panthers.

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Bruins seek perfect season, championship Bearden’s boys, the top seed and lone undefeated team in Knox County, notched a 42-31 victory over fourth-seeded Farragut in last Tuesday’s first boys semifinal. Yasmond Fenderson scored 14 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead the Bruins. Jordan Anderson had 11 points. Will Morrow and Sam Phillips each had seven points. Morrow also finished with 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Bearden (21-0) beat South-Doyle in the quarterfinals on Feb. 5. The Bruins started slowly but used a big third quarter to put the Cherokees away. Bearden then beat the Admirals for the third time this season on Tuesday night. Bearden was set to face Whittle Springs in Thursday night’s championship game. “We beat Whittles back on Nov. 22, and they only lost two league games,” Bru-

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■ Spring tryouts for Naturals Baseball Club will be held 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at its indoor facility, 6833 Barger Pond Way. Ages 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u and 13u. Info: 742-9911 or 740-5804 or e-mail travis@

ditional football teams for 7-, 8-, 9- and 10-year-olds. Teams will play in AFC and NFC divisions. Rosters capped when full. Info: Jeff Taylor, 765-2119.

7-10, 9 a.m. to noon; Camp two, ages 11-14, 1-4 p.m. Info: 567-9082, e-mail lsimcoxma@ or visit www. ■ The second annual Mark Bradley, Jarvis Reado lineman camp will be held 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at CAK Football Field for current 4th-7th graders. Info: Jeff Taylor, 765-2119.

■ Three players are needed to fill Cherokee 11U spring roster. Will play in the Knoxville area and possibly two out of town tournaments. Info: Rex, 765-0306.

ins coach Ben Zorio said. “We’ve gotten better, but they’ve also gotten better. ■ Larry Simcox Infield Camps ■ Three players are needed “I told people that they held Monday, Feb. 21, at ■ Open registration for CYF for 12U traveling team. Info: Diamond Baseball-Simcox would be one of the top Football based at CAK for ad466-0927. Academy. Camp one, ages teams after we beat them. We’ve done everything that we wanted to do up to this available in the Vantage Lite communicaWorkshop at ETTAC point.” tion device for people who have difficulty Sam Cargo scored 11 The East Tennessee Technology Censpeaking. points to lead the Admi- ter, 116 Childress St., will host workshops During the Feb. 23 workshop, Anderson rals. about communication devices 9 a.m. to 4 will focus on strategies to teach and prop.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. mote the use of an augmentative commuDefending boys Wednesday, Feb. 23. nication system to get students to indepenchamp falls During the Feb. 22 workshop, Renee An- dently express themselves. Third-seeded West Val- derson from the Prentke Romich Company Register by Friday, Feb. 18, by calling 219ley saw its hopes for a re- will discuss the Unity software program 0130 or Prentke Romich at 800-262-1984. peat championship end with a 39-35 loss to the Catch up with all your favorite columnists every Monday at second-seeded Whittle Springs. The Wolves scored first, but the Warriors closed the first quarter with a 10-2 run and never trailed again. West Valley trailed 16-13 at halftime and got the deficit down to 20-19 early in the third quarter, but the Warriors closed the stanza with a 10-1 run to take a 30-20 ® lead by quarter’s end. “They just played better team ball than we did,” Wolves coach Chuck Comer said of the Warriors. “This team can be a good team when it wants to be, but we played like a bunch of individuals.” Matthew Eggert scored 13 points to lead the Wolves.

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Stroke treatment at Fort Sanders saves Maryville woman In the spring of 2007, Lori McKinney of Maryville noticed that as she typed at her computer, her left hand didn’t work well. “I also had decreased vision in my left eye, slurred speech on my left side and weakness in my left arm,â€? McKinney remembers. “I just ignored it. I was really afraid it was a brain tumor.â€? Then, on May 10, 2007, McKinney got a terrible headache as well. “I was at home at the time and didn’t go to work. Over the next few days, I had increasing problems.â€? At the urging of her husband, Jim, McKinney ďŹ nally made an appointment with her primary care doctor. The exam found her blood pressure was dangerously high, and a CT scan revealed a spot on her right brain. A follow-up MRI revealed the spot was not a tumor as she feared, but a stroke caused by a blockage. Like heart arteries, brain blood vessels can build up plaque that restricts the ow of blood and causes a stroke. Strokes are either caused by blockages or bleeds. With a bleed, a blood vessel bursts in the brain and damages the tissue around it. Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Although most stroke victims are older than 65, McKinney was just 43 at the time. “That was really scary,â€? she says. Within a week, McKinney was referred to Dr. Keith Woodward, a neurointerventional radiologist who treats strokes at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Dr. Woodward is one of only 300 physicians in the United States who is able to do a minimally-invasive procedure to treat strokes called intracranial angioplasty. In this procedure, a tiny balloon is threaded through an artery in the groin, up to the brain and the area of blockage. The balloon is

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Social worker Lori McKinney is back on the job after a high tech treatment for stroke at Fort Sanders helped her get her life back. then expanded to force accumulated fatty plaque against the artery wall, opening the blood vessel. Intercranial angioplasty can be done with or without a “stent.â€? A stent is a tiny wire coil left behind to keep the artery propped open. McKinney couldn’t have a stent, she says, because Dr. Woodward felt it would be too dangerous. Both types of brain angioplasty are done with the beneďŹ t of stateof-the-art imaging machines at Fort Sanders, which take continuous CT images that give the physician an accurate 3-D picture of the brain throughout the procedure. Intracranial angioplasty has a short hospitalization and is considered minimally invasive. “I went from 99 percent blockage overall, to 60 percent ow,â€? says McKinney. A second angioplasty in

August 2007 increased the ow of blood to her brain even more. McKinney, a social worker, missed six months of work throughout the ordeal, but is fully recovered now after some physical and speech therapy. McKinney says she felt conďŹ dent in Fort Sanders and in Dr. Woodward. “I can’t say enough about Dr. Woodward,â€? smiles McKinney. “He said, ‘You’re just an incredible miracle.’ I said, ‘Well, I had a whole lot of help. I give a lot of glory to the Lord.’ â€? McKinney says she is thankful for Fort Sanders and its ability to offer such a state-of-the-art treatment for strokes. “It was wonderful, absolutely wonderful,â€? McKinney says of her care at Fort Sanders. “From the time I got here until the time I left four days later, it was excellent.â€?

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the No. 1 cause of disability in adults. Strokes affect more than 600,000 Americans every year. A stroke is basically a “brain attack.â€? It happens when the blood ow to an area of the brain is interrupted by a blocked or broken blood vessel. When a stroke occurs, it kills brain cells in the immediate area and endangers cells in surrounding brain tissue. Without immediate medical treatment, a larger area of your brain may die and you may suffer permanent brain damage, paralysis, speech impairment or even death. Symptoms of stroke may include: weakness of the face or arm on one side of the body, loss of vision and a sudden severe headache. As a Primary Stroke Center, Fort Sanders Regional is equipped to handle stroke from the initial diagnosis, to the treatment and through the rehabilitation process. When patients suspected of having a stroke comes to Fort Sanders Regional, they receive a CT scan within 45 minutes. If they arrive within three hours of the onset of the stroke, the patient will receive powerful clot-busting drugs (called thrombolytics) that can open blocked arteries and reduce the effects of stroke. For patients who arrive in the emergency room after three hours, thrombolytics can be administered directly into the clot through a small catheter that goes up the patient’s leg into in the blocked artery in their brain. A corkscrew device, called the Merci clot retriever, can be inserted through a catheter to remove a

clot to restore normal blood ow to large arteries in the brain. As a Stroke Center of Excellence, the care provided by Fort Sanders Regional and Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center (located inside Fort Sanders) is second to none. The facility is one of the few in Tennessee to hold a Primary Stroke Center certiďŹ cation from the Joint Commission, as well as three separate stroke accreditations from the Center for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Stroke survivors have complex rehabilitation needs. Brain injury resulting from stroke can affect speech and memory. Temporary or long-paralysis on one side of the body can also occur. The nationally-recognized rehabilitation programs at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center help stroke patients restore abilities and regain lost capacity. Fort Sanders and Patricia Neal have achieved such designations by having a committed medical team, excellent nursing and therapy services, and stateof-the-art diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation. For further information about stroke treatment and rehabilitation at Fort Sanders Regional and Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, call 865-673-FORT.

Neuro Science Center of Excellence at Fort Sanders: Innovative treatment for strokes and aneurysms and repair aneurysms. Keith Woodward, M.D., is a certiďŹ ed neurointerventional radiologist at Fort Sanders Regional. He is one of the few physicians in the United States who uses the bi-plane technology to seal off an aneurysm. He does this by coiling a tiny platinum wire into the weakened blood vessel in the brain. Dr. Woodward also uses the bi-plane to help him retrieve blood clots from the brain with a small corkscrew device. Restoring blood ow quickly can often reverse the effects of a stroke. Both procedures are done less invasively through a tiny catheter inserted by a needle stick in the groin area. Patients experience a smaller

amount of pain, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery. “It’s exciting to be able to treat major diseases of the blood vessels in the brain without major surgery,� says Dr. Woodward. Not all patients can be treated with these techniques. In some cases, traditional neurosurgery may be recommended. Fort Sanders neurointerventional radiologists and neurosurgeons work together to determine the best treatment for each individual patient. For more information about the treatment of stroke and aneurysm at Fort Sanders Regional, call 3-D images produced by an advanced Bi-Plane Angiography system help 673-FORT (3678) or visit our web- neurointerventional radiologist Dr. Keith Woodward reverse the effects of site at many strokes and aneurysms.




In the past, procedures to repair weakened or abnormal blood vessels in the brain have required invasive brain surgery that involved opening the patient’s skull. Recovery often took weeks or months. Now, with the region’s most advanced Bi-Plane Angiography system, physicians of the Neuro Science Center of Excellence at Fort Sanders Regional are using lessinvasive measures to treat dangerous aneurysms and strokes. Fort Sanders’ innovative BiPlane 3-D x-ray offers two independent views that show a detailed picture of the blood vessels in the brain. This helps physicians to more accurately reverse strokes


Rice … it’s for the birds from rice fields in preparation for a return trip to their northern nesting grounds. This myth supposedly got started by an Ann Landers column from 1996 where she was quoted as saying, “Please encourage your guests to throw rose petals instead of rice. Rice is not good for the birds.” The U.S.A. Rice Federation then responded to the column by saying “straighten up and fly right when you Sara talk about birds.” Barrett Birds also will not die from eating peanut butter. A rumor was circulating recently about the substance getting stuck in the bird’s beak, causFortunately for Uncle ing him or her to choke to Ben’s, this myth is just that: death. In reality, peanut buta myth. In fact, there are ter is a healthy treat for birds several feathered species and can be used to hold bird that plump up while eating seed onto a feeder.

There is a long-standing myth that says rice will kill birds if they ingest it because their stomachs will swell and explode. For years, brides have forbidden their wedding guests from throwing the grains in the air, fearing the death of a living creature at the church on their wedding day.

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Telling tales This is going to sound like crazy, obsessive mommy talk, but bear with me. I want Daniel to read stories before he sees them in movie form, but as more of the books I loved as a child, and still love, are made into movies, that’s becoming a trickier proposition. Don’t get me wrong. I celebrated when “Lord of the Rings” was made into those three beautiful, sweeping epics we saw on the big screen. I’m excited that “The Hobbit” is following the same path. I loved “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” movie, although I’ve been less than thrilled with the next two movies in that series. But, there’s something about reading the book, then watching the movie. My parents read all these books to me when I was a kid, and the narratives that played out in

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moms101 my head as I read and re-read them have been a comfort to me ever since. Reading a book gives the imagination a jumping-off point, but the rest of the work is up to the reader. Seeing the movie, on the other hand, shows you what someone else thinks a character looks like, what a landscape looks like, the inflections and tones of voice, everything. Put simply, I want my son to create his own Middle Earth, his own Narnia, his own Hogwarts, before he’s

Ann Landers had birds’ best interests in mind. Honest. Photo submitted

The next time you’re told a rumor about a friend, feathered or otherwise, don’t believe everything you hear. Info: http://www.snopes. com/critters/crusader/ birdrice.asp.

told by a movie what those places look like. To me, reading the book first makes seeing a good movie that much better. That thrilling moment when the movie resonates with the visions of your mind’s eye is just priceless. So, while he’s three months shy of this third birthday, I’m already planning those first chapter books as bedtime stories. As soon as he’s ready, Daniel’s father and I will start with “The Hobbit,” a chapter a night, and go from there. Yes, it’s a fairy tale. Actually, every title in my much-loved list is. But, I believe strongly that fantasy is vital for a reading child because the lessons of these stories instill bravery, loyalty and confidence. As British writer G. K. Chesterton said, “Fairy tales are important, not because they tell us that dragons are real, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.” Contact Shannon Carey at shannon@

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It’s the Chinese Year of the Rabbit, and we would like you to meet Young-Williams Animal Center rabbit Juniper. She is a 1-year-old female Himalayanmix rabbit with pink eyes and a pink nose. She does not mind being held and would make a great first bunny for an adopter. She enjoys using her litter box, eating treats and stretching out to rest after hopping around. Juniper is already spayed which will make her a more relaxed, loving companion. Juniper and all the other bunnies are available for adoption at the main center at 3201 Division St. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. The adoption center at Young-Williams Animal Village, 6400 Kingston Pike, is open daily from noon until 6 p.m. See all of the center’s adoptable animals at

ANIMAL EVENTS ■ The second annual Adopt a Rescued Rabbit month will be celebrated throughout the month of February. Info: 212-876-7700 or visit ■ A pet loss support group will be held 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the family room of UT Veterinary Hospital, 2407 River

Hoffecker joins UT Medical Center The University of Tennessee Medical Center has hired Kristy Thompson Hoffecker as Clinical Audiologist for Rehabilitation Services. In that role, Hoffecker will evaluate patients with hearing Hoffecker and balance disorders and fit them with hearing aids.

A day for kids at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Parents of Knox County elementary school students are encouraged to register their children for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame In-Service Day being held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21. The day will include sportsmanship and nutrition programs, basketball skills and games, museum tours, crafts, a pizza party, a movie and more. The event is open to all 1st5th grade students and their parents. Admission is $20 per child, $10 per parent. Deadline to register is Tuesday, Feb. 15. Info: Jackie Wise, 633-9000, e-mail jwise@

Drive. This is a supportive environment where people can share their grief and loss of a companion animal. Info: 755-8839. ■ East Tennessee Border Collie rescue group will hold an adoption event 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at AgriFeed Pet Supply, 5716 Middlebrook Pike. Info: 584-3959. or visit www.

‘Shirtless’ donors provide needed meals Jim Decker, chief executive officer of Medic Regional Blood Center, presented a check for $11,358, the equivalent of 34,000 meals, to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee thanks to Medic donors going “shirtless.” Throughout December, Medic’s “Double Your Good Deed” program gave blood donors the opportunity to decline the standard appreciation T-shirt and instead Medic donated the cost of the shirt to Second Harvest. Each T-shirt declined represented the equivalent of nine meals for Second Harvest. For more information on blood donation: 524-3074 or visit www.

Premier Surgical offers free health information Premier Surgical Associates’ website now offers free information to the general public about health-related topics and medications. The “Health Sheets” section covers topics including diseases and conditions, diagnosis and treatment, and surgeries and procedures.

“Medications” includes information about 33,000 prescription drugs, over-thecounter products and foods with health benefits. To access the information, visit www.premiersurgical. com and click on the Patient Education tab. Content is available in both English and Spanish.

Clinical study on effects of Tai Chi on cancer patients Mercy North Cancer Center is looking for cancer patients who want to participate in a free clinical study on the effects of tai chi on pain, stress, blood pressure and blood oxygen levels. The program is a selfpaced system of gentle, physical exercise and stretching. The study will consist of 16 weekly tai chi sessions held 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, March 22. Initial and post screenings will be provided for each participant as well as medical oversight during the study. There is no charge for the tai chi sessions or medical screenings. Patients will not receive any compensation for participating in the study. Participants must be 18 years of age by Tuesday, March 15, and understand directions in English. To register: Marla Thode, 1-877599-WELL (9355).

HEALTH NOTES ■ A lecture on phobias and stress reduction techniques will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Cedar Bluff branch library. To register, call 659-2733. Sponsored by the Foundation for Wellness Professionals.



■ A free seminar for parents and grandparents of children with ADD/ADHD, Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome, sensory dysfunction and/or Dyslexia/reading problems will be held 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 17-18, in the community room of the Belk Men’s store in West Town Mall. Register by Monday, Feb. 14: 357-7111 or e-mail



Our cats can be seen at our Adoption Center at the Turkey Creek Petsmart. See all of our adoptables at Our cats are vet checked, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed and tested for FeLV and FIV.

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■ A Look Good, Feel Better Program for Women with Cancer will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at Clinton Physical Therapy Center, 1921 Charles Seivers Blvd. Enhancing appearance and self-image during cancer treatment and skin care and beauty techniques will be discussed. To register: 5841668 or Kelly Lenz, 457-1649. ■ Belly Dancing Class will be held 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays at the YWCA’s Club W, 420 W. Clinch Ave. Info: 523-6126 or visit ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings

and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee (formerly the Wellness Community), 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or ■ Chronic Pain and Depression support group meets noon to 1:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at Faith Promise Church off Pellissippi Parkway. Info: Paula, 945-3810, or 748-1407. ■ Fibromyalgia screenings are held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Fibromyaligia Clinic located at Total Rehab Physical Therapy. Also support group meetings and several classes are held on the third Wednesday of each month. No charge. Info: 548-1086. ■ Grief support groups at Fort Sanders Sevier Hospital at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Home Care Knoxville office and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Home Care Oak Ridge office.

Registration is required. Info or to register: 541-4500. ■ Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. the third Monday every month at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 218-7081. ■ Stop Smoking: 215-QUIT (7848) is a program of the Knox County Health Department. The hotline is answered 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. ■ Support group meeting for family members or caregivers of an adult with a mental illness is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Cherokee Health Systems, 2018 Western Ave. Info: Rebecca Gill, 602-7807 or www. ■ 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: 544-6277 or 544-6279. ■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support, for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or to reserve a spot: 544-6277.


Walking for Alzheimer’s The Alzheimer’s Association kicked off its 21st annual Knoxville Memory Walk on Feb. 8. Pictured is event chair Carolyn Neil explaining this year’s goals of raising $211,000 and having 1,500 people participate in the walk. Photo by N. Lester

Chopin’s Birthday The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the bicentennial of Chopin’s birth 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 24-25, with pianist Orli Shaham. Tickets begin at $23. Info: www. or 291-3310.

Knoxville’s first ornithologist, Ijams spearheaded the ornithological movement in the city and throughout East Tennessee and took a great interest in seeing the Smoky Mountains preserved. Info: www.

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The 100-year legacy of the H.P. and Alice Ijams family is commemorated in “Designs, Blueprints, Patent Drawings: The Illustrated Legacy of H.P. Ijams” through Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Museum of East Tennessee History.

Meteorologist Matt Hinkin of WATE Channel 6 will discuss “The Weather of the Future: Heat Waves, Extreme Storms and Other Signs from a ClimateChanged Planet” by Heidi Cullen at noon Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the East Tennes-

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‘Musical Story Time’ with KSO The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will continue its library tour with string quartets traveling to local libraries through February. Musicans will read stories and play music for pre-school ages children as part of KSO’s Story Time Program. All performances are free and open to the public. Performance dates are

Kaleidoscope class The Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris will host “Kaleidoscope Magic” with Bob Grimac 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, as part of its Featured Tennessee Artists series. Open to adults and children 10 and older. Bring a lunch. Deadline to register is Tuesday, Feb. 15. Cost is $25 and includes materials. Info: 494-9854 or www.

Arts and Heritage Fund The Arts and Culture Alliance has announced the launch of the Arts and Heritage Fund which seeks to raise money to support a wide range of arts organizations, historical sites and cultural organizations throughout the Knoxville area. Info: or 523-7543.

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see History Center as part of the Brown Bag, Green Book series. Info: www. or call Emily, 215-8723.

10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, Murphy library; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Carter library and 10:20 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, Lawson McGhee library. Info: 291-3310.


25 1-3 60 7 $130 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, 51 Acres-nice pasture, Stv, Refrig, Basic creek/views, SweetCable. No Lse. water, $124,900. 423-333-4908 WEST nicely furn., workKNX728217 ing person, 1 BR, util. furn., carport. No alcohol drugs. No pets. $600 + Lakefront Property 47 or dep. 865-693-4675

21 Acreage- Tracts 46

ADORING COUPLE longs to adopt a newborn, promising to give a secure life of unconditional & endless love. Linda & Sal 1-800-595-4919 Expenses paid.

For Sale By Owner 40a 2.3 AC. LAKEVIEW HOME, Kingston, indoor pool, 4 BR, 3 BA, FPS, DR/LR, FR, Below Appraisal $295,000. 865-414-9634 ***Web ID# 719954***

FSBO Sunset Bay, Norris Lake 4000 sq ft 5BR/3.5BA. $355,000. 687-3584 or 314-1129



SEYMOUR on pvt. farm carport, decks, W/D, H/A, no pets, safe, quiet, clean. 865-256-6111

TELLICO VILLAGE prime building lots for $2,900. Two to choose from. 3 golf courses, boating, Houses - Unfurnished 74 OPEN HOUSE Sun 2-4 fishing, fitness center, 8208 Broken Arrow Dr. marinas. $500 down, 2220 SYLVANIA AVE. $100/month, 0% interest. 3BR, 2.5BA Ranch 3BR 2BA, appls incl $128K, Sale or Rent 941-769-1017 cent. H&A, $650/mo. to Own. 865-742-0162. 1 yr. lease, $650 sec. KNX726818 dep. Pets allowed Cemetery Lots 49 w/non-refundable dep. 865-219-7336 North 40n 2 BURIAL PLOTS, 2 BR, 2 BA, low Grandview Cemetery, maint, quick access, 5316 Brazelton Rd., 3 Maryville, $3,000 for 816 Valerie Ln, 37938 BR, 2 full BA, LR, both. 865-771-0288 (near 75/Emory Rd). DR, eat-in kit., lg. No pets. Appl incl. GRAVE PLOTS yd. Garage. Carport. 5 As is $700/mo, $700/ Lynnhurst Ceme$149,000. 865-244-9936 tery, $2,200 each. dep., with cosmetics $800/mo, $800/dep. 865-603-0181 423-304-4442 South 40s OAK RIDGE Mem. Park 2 lots Sec. A, 3 BR 1 BA older home OWNER FIN., 3 BR, Norwood, $650/mo. Garden of Prayer, 1 1/2 BA w/Jacuzzi, 544 & 545, $2400 both $350 dep. Good refs newer home, W/D & credit. 388-0190 or b.o. 256-389-9213 conn., lg. deck, KNX727997 or 256-627-7484 level yard, 2 mi. to UT, river, park, & tennis, $5,000 down, Condos- Townhouses 42 Condos- Townhouses 42 $689/mo. 865-405-5472 KNX726619

TRIPLE E DEVELOPMENT 709721MASTER Ad Size 3 x 5 to 4c Welcome W <ec> Knoxville’s Best!

You’ll agree – it’s the best! One level, open floor plans Energy efficient ■ Fully furnished model ■ Professionally landscaped entrance ■ Underground utilities ■ On-site design center ■ ■

1-car garage (1,028 SF) $124,900 2-car garage (1,204 SF) $137,900


Gorgeous Details!

VICKI KOONTZ office: 588-3232 Crown molding ■ Extra storage over garage cell: 973-2644 ■ Covered entrance ■ Split Bedrooms ■ Tray ceiling in master ■ Gas fireplace* ■ Vaulted ceiling in living area ■ Large master closet ■ Microwave & stove GARY KOONTZ ■ Hardwood floors* ■ Dishwasher ■ Disposal office: 588-3232 ■ Screened evening porches* cell: 548-1010 ■ 1 & 2 car garages with opener ■ Large laundry room ■


DIRECTIONS: West on Middlebrook Pk, right on Amhurst. At All Occasions Party Rentals, turn right on Jackson, then 300 ft, right into Urban Park on Metropolitan Way.

Each Realty Executives Office is Independently Owned and Operated

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3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 2200+ CDL Local Training DOBERMAN, 1 yr old sf, new home. Silverchoc male, ATTIstone S/D, Halls. $1150 $975 weekly + benefits$. TUDE! FEISTY! CDL & job in 3 wks. mo. 865-925-0184 $450/cash 931-858-4242 KNX729624 Home weekends. No ENGLISH MASTIFFS Layoffs. Financial FTN. CITY, 3 BR 1 1/2 AKC pups, 11 wks. assistance avail. For a BA rancher located S&W, fawn & fawn new career call brindle. 606-549-9642 in quiet cul-de-sac. 1-877-548-1864 $850. 865-712-1272 KNX727441 KNX726632 FRENCH BULLDOG 109 PUPS, $800/up VISA & JOHN SEVIER/Alcoa General Hwy., 1 BR, 1 BA, M/C accepted. 423-775-6044 duplex, appliances, Drivers Wanted $300/mo. 938-1653 Are you a people KNX728021 person? Do you hate Karns Area, 3 br, 2 ba, fenced yard. $685/mo, being stuck between four GERMAN SHEPHERD dep, gd credit a walls? If you are ready to Puppies, AKC, available, 2F, 2 M $700. must. 865-690-1355 make between $500865-397-5730 $1000 a week and are KNX727777 LAKE HOME Con21 with a valid license. cord/Farragut Schls, German Shepherd pupCall 865/455-1365 or 3 BR, 2 BA ranch, pies, born 12/26/10. $1,500/mo. 865-755-1023 423/723-9716 between AKC Reg. Parents on prem. Vet ck. $175 LOUDON, HISTORIC the hours of 10am-6pm. cash. 865-992-0943 loft, 3/2, new renovation, brick walls, Business Equipment 133 GOLDEN DOODLE hdwd flrs, granite & pups, CKC, OFA/Ch stainless kit., lease lines, vet 'd, S&W, w/all pmts applied to Used Office Furniture farm/family raised, & Banking Equipment purchase option. $550. 615-765-7976 8517 Kingston Pk $1150/mo. 865-924-0791 melissac@ KNX729174 KNX726884 865-531-6060 NORTH. 2 BR, 1 BA, Golden Doodle Pups, KNX722663 new windows, lrg kit & CKC, S&W, apricot, yard in quiet n'bhd, $750 no shed, standard mo. Please no smoking 865-659-3848 Cats 140 sz. $250. in house. 865-603-0919 KNX730961 KNX727608 Kitten Golden Retrievers, NORTH, 2 BR, 1 BA, HIMALAYAN Flamepoint, male, AKC, 7 M, 9 F, vet stove, refrig., W/D CFA, all shots, 13 chk'd, 1st shots. furn. $650/mo $500 wks, $300. 865-548-9205 $350. 931-738-9605 DD. No pets. 705KNX730970 KNX729654 6337 or 679-3142 PERSIAN & Exotic KING CHARLES SEYMOUR AREA, Short Hair Adults, Cavalier Spaniels, 616 North Knobcreek Spayed Fem., $100 AKC, young adults, Rd, 2 br, immac obo. 865-556-2904. $200 up. 865-201-1390 house, stove/refrig, KNX728745 cent h/a, glassed in MALTESE PUPS, porch, no pets. $550/ CKC, white, parents mo+dep. 865-577-6944 6 lbs. 1 F $500, 3 M KNX729725 $450. 865-573-8183 SELKIRK Rex kittens, WEST 3BR/1.5BA, lg curlies & silkies, MINIATURE den, lg e.i.kit, stove, Kittens perfect for Schnauzer, reg., 6 wks, fridge, carpeting. 1400 Valentines! $250 to blk., salt/pr., M, 1st sf+, 2-car gar, 1-ac $350. 865-556-2904. S/W, $300. 865-216-9503. w/pond, partially KNX728748 KNX729181 fenced, deck. No pets or smoking. $750/mo MIN. PINSCHERS w/dep & refs. Great lo- Dogs 141 CKC Reg., all S&W cation! 9700 Middleare current, $300. brook Pk. 850-4700 423-775-3662 American Bulldog pups, ch. bldlns, 11 wks, tri- Min. Schnauzer Pup, WEST, KARNS, ple reg, vet chkd, $450 nice 3 BR, 2 BA, Male, AKC, 14 wks, ea. 423-736-7217 acre lot, appliances, salt & pepper, $300. KNX730833 $625/mo. 865-938-1653 865-748-4251 call/text AUSSIE PUPPIES, WEST KNOX, 4BR, PEEK-A-POO Black 2BA, fenced yard, 3 red tri males, $100. male, toy, 6 wks, Call 423-337-7902 storage, 2000 SF, tiny fur-ball. $400. or 423-404-3547. $1250. 865-405-1478. 865-548-9205 KNX725713 KNX730982 AUSTRALIAN Cattle Dogs (Heelers) WEST, Legacy Park, PIT BULL CKC reg., red & 4BR, 2 1/2 BA, 2500 PUPPIES blue M&F, 1st S&W, SF, 2 car gar., ADBA reg. $150. 865-712-6639 fenced yard. $1400 Call 423-625-9192 KNX727947 mo. + dep. Pets OK, 865-207-0332. POMERANIAN Pups BICHON FRISE PupAKC, 9 wks old, 2 M, pies, AKC reg, 1st 1 F, 2 black & white, & wormed. M Condo Rentals 76 shots 1 black w/white, & F. Puppy pack & raised in home. $600 health record. $400. & $800. 865-945-2289 CONCORD VILLAS, 865-982-1124 Farragut, 2 story KNX730052 3BR, 3BA, 2 car gar. 2100 SF, $1350/mo. BOSTON TERRIER + sec. 865-766-7556. Puppies, NKC, 11 wks., 1st shots, dewormed, KARNS AREA, 1 or 2 $300. 865-660-5537 POMERANIAN red BR, stove, frig., KNX729787 sable tiny male, 14 DW, garbage disp., wks. $400. Call 865W/D conn., no pets, BOXER - 1 yr, playful, 548-9205 $600 to $850. Call affectionate, houseKNX730977 865-691-8822, 531-5836 trained, spayed, vac's, 40 lb, $75 adop- Pomeranians CKC Reg. tion fee. 865-397-1273 4 1/2 wks. old. Taking Palisades 2 BR Units KNX730115 dep. $350. 3 fem. 2 near Bearden Hi, pool, blues, 1 blk. 865-748-8515 tennis. No Pets. $700-$750 BOXER PUPS, KNX729777 + dep. 617-4171; 588-3493 "Almost Ready", 2 blk. boxer pups avail. for PLEASANT RIDGE your Valentine, ready POM PUPPIES, NKC reg, S&W, 8 wks, area, 3BR, 2 1/2 BA 2/13. Taking dep. For P.O.P. $250. 865-933w/office, 1 car gar., more info. 865-577-7103; 2032 or 789-5648 cov. front porch & 865-300-8487. KNX728127 back patio. Avail. KNX728044 Now. $850, 679-7061 POMS, pups & adults, BOXERS, AKC Reg., $350 & up. AKC reg. tails cut, dew claws, Rooms-Roommates 77 rare colors, 6 wks. shots. 865-242-6995 $450-$500. 865-643-0623. KNX727926 KNX729074 MIDDLEBROOK INN  Nicest Economical CHIHUAHUA PUPS POODLE NURSERY, We Have All Sizes, Motel in West Knox! CKC, 1M/1F, shots all colors. Pups are reg.,  HBO, ESPN, Lg. Rms current, very cute! have shots, health $350. 931-707-2642  1 Night $21.90 + tax guarantee & wormed.  Week $104.50 + tax Our nursery is full. AKC/  Exc. Area on Bus Line CHIHUAHUAS $175 & up. 423-566-0467 CKC young adults, 588-1982 M&F, LH & SH, $50 PUG PUPPIES, AKC, & up. 865-201-1390 6 wks. old, 3 fawn F, 2 fawn M, 865-771-1134 Manf’d Homes - Sale 85 CHIHUAHUAS, Ready to go! beautiful babies, very small, S&W, 1994 16X80, 3 BR, 2 PUPPY NURSERY. $250. 865-387-2859 BA, double carport, Many different breeds KNX730722 handicap access. Maltese, Yorkies, $17,500. 865-206-0566 Malti-Poos, YorkiPoos, Shih-Poos, shots 8 wks, S/W, black & wormed. Health Banking/Finance 97A AKC, $250. 606-354-9197 guar. 423-566-0467 KNX729880 PUPPY SALE! Puppy Zone at 8235 KingCORGI (2) 2 yr old, LOCAL BANK ston Pike next to exc. dogs, must go seeking to fill FT Chuck E Cheese. Call together. $250. Acc's teller position for 865-690-5252 or come incl. 865-809-6558 our Bearden by for more info. KNX727524 branch. Send resume to 100 W. Corgi Pembroke Welsh Rottweiler M 2 yrs. Emory Rd, Powell old, papers (lost), puppies, AKC reg, 6 TN 37849 or fax to great pet, 150 lbs, wks, 1st shots, vet 947-3800. $500. 865-384-6933 ckd, $350. 865-435-2878


able on the site’s kids’ page. Elementary School children struggling with their homework can use the feature to get easy-to-read information about various subjects. Other new features on the website include the Learning Express Library for taking practice tests and skill-building exercises and the Internet Public Library for Kids, a safe spot for Web surfing. Info: www.tel4u. org.

Children’s dance auditions The Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble will hold open auditions for new members 4 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Dancers Studio, 4216 Sutherland Ave. Any Tennessee resident age 8-14 can audition with a prepared, original, oneminute dance composition without music demonstrating modern dance and ballet techniques. TCDE performs nationally. Info: Amy or Irena, 584-9636.

Artist’s residency The Arts and Culture Alliance has announced availability of the next Betsy Worden Memorial Artist Residency at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 11. The residency includes free,

exclusive access to a 10-by10 studio. Applications can be downloaded at www. Info: 523-7543 or e-mail sc@

Model bridge contest The East Tennessee Regional Model Bridge Building Contest will be held 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge for students in grades 7-12. The top two winners in the Senior High division will advance to the International Model Bridge Building Contest at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago Saturday, April 30. Participants must register by Monday, Feb. 28. Info:

Kids’ writing contest East Tennessee PBS has launched this year’s PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest for students in kindergarten through third grade. All entries must be original, illustrated stories and should be received by Thursday, March 31. First place winners will receive a certificate, prizes and the opportunity to read their story on-air. Info: Frank Miller, 595-0240.

141 Machinery-Equip. 193 Vans

SHIH TZU, AKC, 7 3 TON OVERHEAD wks, shots/wormed, CRANE, Shaw Box, span 46', top run5 M, 2 F, $400. Call ning. 865-573-7768 865-977-6677 KNX727884 535 RIDGE PIPE STAFFORDSHIRE machine & Johnson TERRIER PUPPIES J10 bandsaw. 865-573-7768 Born 1/1/11, full blooded, no papers, 6 M, 6 F, mother on site, $100. 865-382-7156 Household Furn. 204 KNX729975 OAK DR table, STANDARD POO- DARK 2 leaves, 8 chairs, DLE PUPPIES, $299. Oak lighted AKC, $400 & up. china cabinet, exc. Call 865-230-3242 cond., $299. As a set KNX728198 $575. 865-687-9053 TERRIER, 1.5 yr, MOVING, must sell: tuxedo, short legs, lg. side by side Friplayful, crate trained. gidaire refrig., 9 pc. Spayed, vac's, $75 Duncan Phyfe DR adoption. 865-397-1273 set very good cond. KNX730122 865-389-2127 aft 5pm WHEATON DOODLE mixed puppies, 6 wks old, ready in 2 Household Appliances 204a wks $50. 865-386-4870 MOVING, must sell: KNX727919 gas dryer, VAC-UYORKIE AKC female FLO central vac 10 wks, vet checked system, frpl insert. S&W, ready $800. 865-389-2127 aft 5pm 865-659-8405 WASHER & DRYER, KNX727765 Kenmore (stack) YORKIE-POM PUPS brand new. $500. Pd 2 females, 1 male $1000+, 865-524-3773 Adorable, must see. 865-465-3127 KNX730403 Auctions 217 YORKIE PUPPY, AKC Reg., Fem., 6 wks, $500. 423-526-0008 or 734-502-4229. YORKIE PUPS, AKC reg, 2 1/2 months old, M & F, $450-$550 ea. Call 865-738-3088; 291-8428 YORKIES, AKC, 1st shots & wormed, 2 F, 9 wks, $500. 423-569-5115. YORKIES, AKC Reg., 1st S&W, M $300, F $400. 865-828-8067 or 865-850-5513


Vet chk'd, CKC reg, 6 wks, $650. 865-406-1955 KNX728938

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FORD E-350 SD EXT. VAN 2006, power stroke turbo diesel, 255K mi., maint. log, shelving, a. compressor, all power, $12,500. 865-577-4069 FORD XL 2000, short bed, 5 spd, PS, air, cc, good cond. $3850. 865-599-8712; 599-8911 KNX730260 NISSAN FRONTIER LE 2005, king cab, V6, AT, cap, 62K mi, $13,000. 865-919-2333 KNX729187

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Comm Trucks Buses 259 GMC Top Cat Dump Truck 1996, 5 sp, V8, gas 366 eng. Almost new 14' Elec. steel dump bed, heat, AC, CB, runs good, great cond. $6000 firm. 865680-1247 or 463-9061

Just 10 min from zoo exit off I-40.

Wanted To Buy 222 Sport Utility TOMATO CAGES, heavy duty, concrete reinforcing wire, West Knox 865-777-1090

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FORD F250 2003 4x4 Lariat, 7.3 diesel, AT, crew, 159k Like new $16,900. 865-388-6813 KNX730668

Cherokee Auction Co. 10015 Rutledge Pike Corryton, TN 37721 865-465-3164 or visit a u c t i o nz i p .c o m T A L 2 3 8 6 FL 5 6 2 6


CHEVROLET VENTURE HAROLD'S GUTTER LS 2003, immac. SVC. Will clean front & back $20 & cond. 50k mi, $6500. up. Quality work, 865-690-1355 guaranteed. 945-2565 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT 2006, pwr, 3.8 V6, only 82.5k Lawn Care 339 mi, below book @ $9.4k. 865-671-1899 KNX725773


FORD EXPLORER XLT 2008, 4x4, silver Exc. cond. 65K hwy mi., lthr, sat. radio, sunrf., new Michelins, $16,500. 865-599-2880. KNX729545

Painting / Wallpaper 344 AA PAINTING Int/Ext painting, staining, log homes, pressure washing. 9 9 2 -4 0 0 2 or 6 1 7 -2 2 2 8 ONE ROOM AT A TIME Int/ext, wallpaper removal, faux finishes. 15 yrs exp, refs avail. Call Sue at 6897405 or Cathy 947-5688.

Buying Standing TOYOTA 4 RUNNER Timber YORKIES, Vet chkd, Small or LTD 2003. Exc cond Large Tracts UTD on vac's, Garage kept, 1 of Timber To Log ready Feb. 13th. owner, V8, gray Pays Top Dollar $500. 931-267-6693 w/gray lthr int. 86k, Ky ,Tn, VA KNX728094 $17,000. 865-675-1867 Master Logger Pool Services 349 KNX729826 Program YORKSHIRE TER606-273-2232 or RIERS, AKC, 2 KUNTRY POOLS 606-573-4773 young adult F, $200 Openings start at Imports 262 ALSO PAYING each. 865-201-1390 $150. Wkly maint, FINDERS FEE salt s ystems , inACURA TL 2004, near ground & abovecond. 6 sp., S VerPet Supplies 144A Boats Motors 232 perf. ground liners. Insion, Nav., every opt. stallation pros, refs $14,000/b.o. 865-386-5730 avail. 388 -1752 PARROTT CAGE, KNX727840 large $200; parrot BAYLINER, 2006, 18' Inboard/outboard, ACURA TL 2005, stand $40 or both good cond. $12,500/obo. 351 $225. 865-573-2276 white w/tan lthr., Remodeling Call 865-680-8500 KNX730782 57K mi., $16,500. KNX724136 Mich. tires. 368-3774 Bass boat BMW 325ci 2005 conv., Free Pets 145 Gambler 19'2", 200 Mariner, 1 46K mi., white w/ blk ownr, super clean, top, mint cond. $19,500 $8500. 865-673-9837 obo. 865-405-6996. ** ADOPT! * * KNX730864 KNX727900 Looking for a lost pet or a new LIVINGSTON 2005 TOYOTA Prius V 2010 one? Visit Young-Williams Twin Hull 15 1/2', Hybrid, 4 DR, auto., Animal Center, the official ctr console, 60HP 8K mi, lk new, lthr, Merc. 4 strokes, shelter for the City of nav. pkg., 50 mpg, less than 50 hrs., Knoxville & Knox County: $26,900. 865-693-1870 EZ load trlr, Depth KNX725829 3201 Division St. Knoxville. finder, TM, bilge pumps, cover, compass, much more. Sports * * * * * * * * 264 Bought new 7/2006. $7,000. 865-988-8043 NISSAN 300ZX 1994 KNX729262 Farmer’s Market 150 Conv., new paint, very Pontoon 24' Savannah good cond. $9300 /bo/ HORSE HAY. Good 1990, 115 Johnson, troll trade. 865-995-5555 mixed grass/clover mtr, new carpet, w/trlr $4+, 4x5 rolls $25+. $5500/ nego. 865-207-7819 PORCHSE 911 Targa, Loudon 865-458-4239 1986, 90K mi., exc. KNX729276 cond. $17,500 obo. LIMOUSIN COWS, SEARAY 300D, 2004, (NADA avg. retail ^ HEIFERS, BULL. $19,000). 865-599-9210 blue hull, 2 fridge, Reg. Red Polled. KNX729393 Tree Service 357 all canvas, all up865-693-4221 grades, great cond. $69k, 865-673-6300 265 Building Materials 188 ***Web ID# 717243*** Domestic 94 SQUARES Of 25 Yr Driftwood roof shingles. $50/SQ. One or all. 865-680-3078



CADILLAC DEVILLE 2002 estate sale, immac. cond. Only 77k mi. $7850. 688-6363; 680-2656

FRANKLIN 39', 2007 2 br, 2 slides, W/D, GOING TO AUCTION - many extras. 17,200. Cadillac Deville 2002 OBO. 931-510-0922 Steel arch bdgs! gold, 3.2 Northstar, Save THOUSANDS! 96k mi, $6950. Call 20x26, 25x40, more. 865-556-7225, Tom Motorcycles 238 Ltd. supply selling for balance owed. Display LINCOLN TOWN Car program also!. 866- H.D. ELECTRA Glide 2005, 71K mi., new Classic 2006, red & 352-0469 CALL NOW! Michelins, A-1 cond. blk, 14K mi, like new $11,500. 865-803-3318 $13,000. 865-988-0163

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Furniture Refinish. 331

238a GOING TO AUCTION ATV’s - STEEL ARCH DENNY'S FURNIYamaha Grizzley 350 BUILDINGS! TURE REPAIR. 2008, 4x4, great cond., SAVE THOUSANDS! Refinish, re-glue, lightly used, $3650. 20x26, 25x40, others. etc. 45 yrs exp! Re865-386-6690 Halls Limited supply selling tired but have a de- ^ KNX729376 for Balance Owed. sire to keep active COOPER'S TREE SVC Additional Display Bucket truck, lot cleanin the trade. 922Program Savings. ing, brush pick-up, chip6529 or 466-4221. 866-352-0469 per. Ins'd, lg & sm jobs. Also antiques for CALL NOW! 523-4206, 789-8761 sale!

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guilt and shame are all strategies used to inďŹ&#x201A;ict emotional abuse,â&#x20AC;? Cox stated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This can be just as scarring as physical abuse, and people should treat it accordingly.â&#x20AC;?

partner from getting or keeping a job, making your partner ask for money, giving your partner an allowance, taking your partnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money, or not letting your partner know about or have access to family income,â&#x20AC;? Cox said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;An abuser may also use other things as leverage to get what he or she wants, such visitation with children,â&#x20AC;? Cox explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Remember, this kind of abuse is about control.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes an abuser clearly deďŹ nes what he or she expects the male and female roles to be and places himself or herself as an ultimate authority of what is and isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t allowed. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abusive behavior, too. A healthy relationship should be an equal partnership,â&#x20AC;? Economic abuse is something Cox said. that most people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think about, If you or someone you know and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not always easy to see. needs help with making a relationâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Types of economic abuse ship healthier, call Peninsula at would include preventing your 865-970-9800.

If your love relationship â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or any other relationship â&#x20AC;&#x201C; doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a clear bill of health, there is always opportunity for positive change. Cox gives the following guidelines: N VALUE YOURSELF. Become strong on your own before entering a relationship with another person. N DO NOT RUSH. Know and accept the person and all of his/ her historical baggage. N BE HONEST. Say what you need. N LISTEN. Do not judge or blame. N TRUST AND BE TRUSTWORTHY. Jealousy has no place in a healthy relationship. N MAINTAIN INDEPENDENCE. Keep your own goals, interests and friends. N BE FLEXIBLE. Compromise. Resolve conflicts peacefully.

Six numbers at the heart of good health Valentine from The Heart Hospital at Parkwest On Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day of 2010, Chris Davis learned that his wife, Kristi, had likely been clinically dead when she was suddenly stricken with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;widow-makerâ&#x20AC;? heart attack. Kristi, 36, a full-time attorney, wife and mother, chalked up her fatigue to her busy lifestyle. That night when she laid down to rest, she mentioned not feeling well. Chris called 911 when, a short while later, he discovered Kristi was not responsive. Kristiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s left descending artery was almost completely blocked. She was rushed to Parkwest for treatment where a stent procedure was able to open the blockage. Kristi lived to tell the tale. The Davises know that heart disease is the top killer of women in America. They now are strong advocates for heart health awareness. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keeping your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol numbers in balance will go a long way in winning any health battle,â&#x20AC;? Kristi said. I will never forget Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day 2010,â&#x20AC;? Chris said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a vivid reminder to be thankful for every day we have together.â&#x20AC;?

Did you know there are six important numbers that can predict your risk for heart disease? Heart disease is often the precursor of traumatic events such as heart attack and stroke. Once considered a â&#x20AC;&#x153;manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease,â&#x20AC;? itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also the No. 1 killer of women. February is Heart Month and a great time to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Know Your Six.â&#x20AC;? You can learn these important numbers at mall screenings sponsored by Covenant Health in Knoxville and Morristown this month, and at the Women Today Expo in March. At the screenings, women can also receive additional â&#x20AC;&#x153;Know Your Six, Chicksâ&#x20AC;? details about their unique heart attack symptoms and lifestyle risk factors: N Knoxville Center Mall â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tuesday, Feb. 15, 9-11 a.m. N West Town Mall â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Thursday, Feb. 17, 9-11 a.m. N Morristown Mall â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Saturday, Feb. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. N Women Today Expo â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friday, March 4, 9 a.m. to noon For more information about heart disease and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Know Your Six,â&#x20AC;? call 865-541-4500 or visit knowyoursix. Interested in making your workplace a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Know Your Sixâ&#x20AC;? site for sharing life-saving information and screenings with employees? Call 865-374-0453 for details.

Are you at risk for heart disease? Learn your scores for these six numbers:

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Bud Albers remembers the late Moose Schwarzenberg

Wellness Center plans Spring Break kids’ camp




Transfers down in January, but ahead of 2010 After a brief end of the year surge in December, the real estate market in Knox County experienced a normal January decline. The month ended on Monday, Jan. 31, produced 512 property

Sherry Witt Register of Deeds

realestatereport transfers in the county, representing a total land value of $97.8 million. This was a decrease of about $45 million from the previous month. There was approximately $255 million loaned against property in Knox County in January, which also indicates a drop of about $60 million from the December numbers. This is largely due to the fact that national mortgage averages have crept up to their highest levels since April of 2010. While January did produce fewer sales than December, it is worth noting that the number of transfers was slightly ahead of that recorded in January of 2010. Last year only 494 parcels changed hands during January. It is not unusual for the real estate market to experience this type of decline in mid-winter, especially since this year’s weather has been colder than normal. The largest transfer of the month was $10 million sale of an 11-acre tract in South Grove. Among the more notable transfers was the former home of coach Lane Kiffin, which sold for $1.6 million. I would like to send out all best wishes to a young man named Conner Chesney. Conner is the son of one of our employees and is a student at Adrian Burnett Elementary. He is dealing with some health issues right now. Please join me in praying for Conner and wishing him a speedy and full recovery. I hope you and your loved ones have a happy Valentine’s Day!

Celebrate Rotary Day Last call for the Rotary Jam

Hear the Early Morning String Dusters

By Sandra Clark No group does more to support the community. Now it’s our turn to give back by supporting Rotary Day, Feb. 19, at a concert downtown sponsored by the Rotary Club of West Knoxville. Club president Phil Parkey has a special (and mostly a surprise) presentation. Earlier that day, volunteers will landscape at Tennessee School for the Deaf as a Rotary Day service project. There’s always something going on, whether it’s reading to kids at Pond Gap Elementary School or bell ringing for the Salvation Army at West Town Mall. It’s not too late to purchase tickets to the Rotary Jam, set for Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Bijou Theatre. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of West Knoxville, the “Jam” will wrap up International Rotary Day. Three local bands will entertain and regional Rotary officers are expected to attend. The proceeds will benefit Rotary projects including Polio Plus, the

initiative to eradicate polio worldwide. The master of ceremonies is Hallerin Hilton Hill, and the three bands

are David Hales, The Early Morning String Dusters (bluegrass) and Second Opinion (classic rock). Tickets are $20 and

are available at the Bijou box office or from Ticketmaster. As our friend Gus Manning likes to say, “Tickets are available.”

Lynn Duncan on a mission There’s more than just a little truth to the old saying that if you want to get a job done you should ask the busiest person you know. Lynn Duncan is undoubtedly one of the busiest people around, and she’s a virtual whirling dervish when she’s on a mission. This time her mission is raising funds to complete the courtroom at the John J. Duncan Jr. School of Law, named for her husband, this area’s representative in Congress for 23 years. He’s a busy man, but his wife can run circles around him. The law school, located at the corner of Summit Hill Drive and Henley Street, is an arm of Lincoln Memorial University and the brainchild of LMU graduate and major benefactor Pete DeBusk. Lynn was on the LMU board of

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trustees for many years, and was a natural choice as director of major gifts for the new law school, which will graduate its first class in 2013. To get the money needed to complete the courtroom, Lynn is heading up a fundraising dinner and auction to be held in the lodge at the home of Cindi and Pete DeBusk on Friday, Feb. 25. Tickets are available at $150 each. All proceeds will go directly to the law school, because everything for the evening, including the dinner, will be donated. The menu and the donors: Aubrey’s, strawberry

salad; Ruth’s Chris Steak House, beef; Mike Chase of Calhoun’s and Chesapeake’s, crabcakes; Mike Connor of the Chop House, potato dish; David Wright of Wright’s Cafeteria, green beans and corn; Rankin’s Restaurant, biscuits and cornbread; Litton’s, desserts. Lynn has invited Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey to be auctioneer for the evening. He’s going to try to be there, but thinks his wife may have other plans because it’s their wedding anniversary. Either way, Howard Phillips of Powell Auction will also be on hand. The auction items are impressive and will bring in some bucks. Dolly Parton has donated the set of drums she learned to play on and has autographed them. The country music star is also donating two

season passes to Dollywood and two nights at the nearby Comfort Inn owned by Judge Gary Wade. There is also a three-day weekend at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., including food and golf; round trip airfare and three nights at the Marriott Marquis on Times Square donated by Avis Phillips of World Travel; a $4,000 pearl necklace from Jewelry TV; furniture from Knoxville Wholesale Furniture; a six month lease on a 2011 Toyota Camry courtesy of Doug White of Toyota of Knoxville; a week at Fontana Resort, also courtesy of Avis Phillips. Jimmy Duncan is donating a round of golf for the bidder and two others at Holston Hills Country Club, and he and Lynn will host a dinner for four other couples at Club LeConte.

Protect yourself and your loved ones By Thierry Sommer


For more than 30 years, East Tennesseans have recognized the Early Morning String Dusters as the area’s premier “party” bluegrass band. Relying on comedy, parodies of classic tunes and hard driving, fast paced picking, the Dusters have been a favorite for weddings, birthdays, dedications and special family or company events. In 2008 WDVX, Knoxville’s popular Americana and Bluegrass radio station, began showcasing the band at various public appearances, leading to a series of shows throughout East Tennessee. For booking information, contact: Bo Carey at 458-2046 or Oscar Tedford at 6900483. Info: bcarey@ or otedford@

ne of my favorite luncheons that we did was a Valentines luncheon. We went around and asked everyone how they met their spouse and everyone had a unique and wonderful story. It was amazing that everyone had a loved one but each one had a different story. That is how we treat all our clients: as unique individuals who have a main objective, which is to preserve and grow their wealth. Here are a few simple and loving acts to be done this Valentine’s Day to better prepare you and your loved one for life’s speed bumps. ■ In your cell phone, type in ICE (it stands for “In Case of Emergency”) and put the phone number of a family member who needs to be notified in case of emergency. This helps rescue workers to contact family members quickly and easily. ■ Keep your and your loved one’s prescriptions in your bill folds or cell phones. The first question when

one arrives to the hospital is what prescriptions one is on. You will be prepared. ■ Update your wills, powers of attorney, health care directives, medical power of attorney (new Hippa laws) and, for your financial advisor, a letter of authorization allowing your advisor to speak to someone other than the account holder. Estate planning should involve your attorney, trusted financial advisor and accountant. ■ Save passwords to your online accounts somewhere so your loved ones can access your information incase you are unable to do so yourself. ■ Keep your financial records consolidated and in order. We understand that each person is unique and has individual goals and these are just a few details that we, the retirement guys specialize in. Give us a call today and Thierry Sommer, Kanya Young, Sara Harville or any of our staff members will be more than happy to help you.

Thierry V. Sommer & Associates 9040 Executive Park Drive, Suite 210 • Knoxville, TN 37923 • 692-1513 • Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through NEXT Financial Group, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Thierry V. Sommer & Associates are not an affiliate of NEXT Financial Group, Inc.

After the auction, Con Hunley and his band will perform – also a donation from the longtime Duncan family friend. The Duncan family’s roots with LMU, the law school and the building in which it is housed, run deep. The school is located in Knoxville’s old City Hall, which was built in 1848 by the Tennessee School for the Deaf and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was used as a hospital during the Civil War, was returned to TSD, and then housed Knoxville City government, including the period when John J. Duncan Sr. was mayor. Lynn and Jimmy’s youngest son, Zane, is an LMU graduate. If you’d like to attend the Feb. 25 event, give Lynn a call at 675-4436 to make reservations. Contact:

Valentine Facts ■ The average American will spend $119.67 on Valentine’s Day this year, up from $100.89 last year. ■ Men spend almost twice as much on Valentine’s Day as women do. This year, the average man will spend $156, while the average woman will only spend $85. ■ More than one-third of men would prefer not receiving a gift. Less than 20 percent of women feel the same way.


Meet us this Wednesday, February 16, at Long’s from 9-10 a.m. Hosted by Barbara Pelot



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From suits to spirits

Barbara Pelot, second from left, gets the scoop on a new business from Chuck Richardson and his son, Brett. The two were meeting with Donna Jarnagin and s Gary Riley of Olympu Media to discuss advertising plans for Admiral Wine and Spirits, which will open in Northshore Town Center in July. Richardson owned Common Market Haberdashery in Bearden.

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CASA supporters sojourn on Volunteer Princess

Special SA (Court Appointed Barbara Pelot joins CA pton um Cr t Pa tor ina Coord Advocates) Volunteer as an Director Ann Bowm and CASA Executive ing ns for the group’s upcom tio ita they address inv 26 b. Fe e Th ” rn. d Sojou fundraiser, “The Gran e teer Princess will featur lun Vo the rd oa ab r dinne e fin th wi d the world paire cuisine from around d rs serve as the “eyes an tee lun vo wines. CASA rs, no mi ing olv inv es cas rt ears” for judges in cou says Bowman.

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Salon Biyoshi



Info: 637-4550. All events are held at the Knoxville Chamber unless otherwise noted. ■ Power 30 Speed Networking Event, 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15. ■ Big Four Legislative Briefing and Reception, 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, Downtown Sheraton Hotel, 623 Union St., Nashville. Registration required. ■ Knoxville Chamber Exclusive Premier Partner Event with John Morgan, Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17. Registration required.

edken 5th Avenue NYC has awarded Elite Salon status to Knoxville’s Salon Biyoshi as part of the company’s program designed to provide salons both rewards and effective tools to grow and modernize their business. The salon will now carry only Redken product lines. Nancy Watkins, one of the Salon Biyoshi owners, along with husband, David, and Brandon and Mary Harris, said the salon is one of just more than 200 in the U.S. with the elite status. She said one of the advantages to the salon is that it will now receive early training on new product lines, “so our guests can benefit from them first.”

The associates at Salon Biyoshi are: (front) Ashton Hensley, Donna Edmondson, J. D. Davis, Brandon Harris, Mary Harris, Jennifer Price, Bethany Reynolds; (back) Carolyn Ehninger, Angie Woullard, Jenine Raby, Chelsea Macri, Lauren Brooks and Gina Pack. Not pictured are Steve Vail and Taylor Braddock. Salon Biyoshi is a full service hair, make-up and nail salon, and also offers special occasion packages,

including a bridal package. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through

Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Info: 10412 Kingston Pike, 690-4111

want. “We want to take the scary part out of all of this and make it affordable at the same time. Many women business owners want us to build the site, but then they want to control and maintain it. Others don’t want to do anything with the site themselves. We’ll work with them either way.” Perhaps the best part of all: if website development and maintenance sounds like Greek to you, and you want to learn about it so you can control and/or maintain your own site, Edkins will train you.

“What sets us apart is our ability and commitment to work at the client’s skill level,” Edkins explains. The Jay Designs website explains in detail the services offered. You can have as many or as few of the bells and whistles as your small business needs. Edkins promises “to create a website to showcase your brand on the Web, at a price point you can afford.” There is no charge for the initial consultation or for the assessment of what will best work for your business. Info: www.jaydesigns. net or 966-3271

Jay Designs

■ Legislative Briefing, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25. Registration required.


hile Janet Edkins doesn’t turn down business from male customers, she freely admits women are her ideal clients. “My major emphasis is on women business owners,” she says, “and we give them all the support they need to have a successful Internet presence.” Edkins is owner of Jay Designs, which offers Web design and hosting and e-mail solutions for small businesses. The company has built a reputation on the personal service it offers its clients,

■ Health Care Legislation Information Session, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, Toyota Auditorium, Howard H. Baker Center, 1640 Cumberland Ave. Registration required. ■ The Knoxville Area Urban League will hold a basic computer skills/job readiness class Monday, Feb. 14, through Thursday, March 10. This class will be geared toward unemployed or underemployed students and will include basic computer instruction and pre-testing to assess skill levels career interests. It will conclude with a three-day internship. There is a $10 for instructional materials. Info and registration: 524-5511.

Janet Edkins of Jay Designs

including giving them control of as much or as little of their website as they

BYOB Expo and Send Out Cards


FARRAGUT WEST KNOX CHAMBER ■ Networking, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, FHS Education Foundation, McAlister’s Deli, 11140 Parkside Drive. ■ Board of Directors Meeting, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, Bill Jones Music, 10412 Kingston Pike. ■ Networking, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, Pinnacle Financial, 241 Brooklawn St. ■ Networking, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 3, Sunset Tans and Spa, 143 Brooklawn St.

udy Stokes, owner of Send Out Cards (more on that below) is sponsoring an event that should be at the top of the “to do” list for anyone wanting to start their own home-based business. The first BYOB (Be Your Own Boss) Expo will be Saturday, April 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rothchild Catering, 8007 Kingston Pike. There is no admission charge. Stokes expects dozens of vendors offering a wide array of business opportunities and a large selection of products and services geared toward the home-based business professional. “This is a great opportunity for anyone who is looking for a way to supplement their income, who needs information and resources for starting their own business or who already has a business but is looking for

Judy Stokes of BYOB Expo and Send Out Cards networking opportunities and services to help their business grow.” Stokes is adding a bonus for one lucky person attending the event. A drawing will be held for a laptop computer and printer – the perfect foundation for a start-up business.

West Knox Rotary

Bureau for almost 20 years and has been married to Connie, a retired RN, for 37 years. Bruce joined Rotary in 1989 and is a Paul Harris Fellow. Interests include ham radio, golf and fishing. Jim Bailey said he chose the West Knoxville Rotary Club because “they rarely wore suits and seldom ate chicken.” Jim participates in several service projects and currently chairs the Foundation. He grew up in Farragut “when it was mostly farmland” and played football with Bill Bates. Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UT and a master’s in social work from the University of Kentucky. He obtained a doctorate from UT in 1997, doing research on children’s mental health. He taught at Ohio State, chaired the Social Work Department at Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands), was the headmaster of a children’s home in Sevier County and was Tennessee Director for Childhelp, USA, based in Knoxville. Since 2006, Jim has operated Directions Consultation, a career coaching and business consulting firm. He and his wife, Sloan, a


Debbie Moss 661-7071

Tennessee State recognizes staff Stokes learned the importance of a second income source when she was laid off from her job a few months ago. She had already started a home-based business – Send Out Cards – which does exactly what the name suggests. It is an on-line service her customers can use to send out one card or thousands. You can choose an available card or design your own, adding photographs, original artwork and your own message. You upload your contact information, and the cards (either postcards or folding greeting cards) will be addressed and mailed for you. Also available are gifts and gift cards. For more information on either the BYOB Expo or Send Out Cards, contact Stokes at the number below. Info: www.sendout or 368-1095

Todd Proffitt

Tennessee State Bank has named Krista Marshall and Darcy McNeal as its 2010 staff members of the year. Bank president Todd Proffitt said both were selected by their co-workers and management. The community bank is based in Sevier County with 15 branches and locations in Powell and Turkey Creek.

First Tenn launches mobile banking app Just in time for launch of the Verizon iPhone, First Tennessee Bank is launching an updated mobile banking application that includes a new mobile bill pay feature for iPhones and other smart phones. First Tennessee frequently uses technology to wow customers. The company pioneered the Visa payroll card and the remote deposit capture, which allows businesses to deposit checks by scanning them rather than physically delivering them to the bank. With First Tennessee’s mobile banking app, customers can check account balances, transfer funds between accounts, view recent transactions and find the nearest First Tennessee ATM or financial center. The mobile bill pay upgrade allows customers to pay bills, see payments made or cancel payments. Info: Lucy Gibson, at left, and Jean Baird, right, were among West Knox Rotarians on hand to greet the club’s recent speaker, Jim Shelby, who talked about his experiences as an accountant including “the wealthiest” Tennesseans who live on Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga and his friendship with Jim Haslam.

Remembering Moose place. When I came in here By Sandra Clark Maurice “Moose” I thought I was Franklin Schwarzenberg was a mas- Roosevelt.” Bob Ely told of meeting ter storyteller and jokester. Although he passed away Moose at a grocery store a nine years ago, members couple of days before Christof the Rotary Club of West mas. “Happy Hanukah,” said Knoxville fondly recall his Bob. “Merry Christmas!” said Moose. A fellow nearby stories and his legacy. Edwin S. “Bud” Albers looked quizzically at Moose Jr. led a recent sprint down who said, “Hey, I don’t want to go to hell on a techmemory lane. nicality.” “Moose grew up at a Steve Chancy said time when being Jewhe had just joined ish meant exclusion,” the club when Moose Albers said. “He helped started talking one day make that change.” about what you would Bud, Moose and name a consolidated Charles “Chili” Dean Farragut and Bearden were lifelong friends. high school: Beer Gut. “He could sell anything Bud Albers stirred and loved it,” said Alpeople’s memory. r bers. Club member e pp And those of us who Sho Pot Gerry Eastman said S had never heard of when Moose sold Moose Schwarzenberg concrete you hated to before left feeling like see his truck because “you knew nobody had worked for we’d known him forever. about an hour and a half.” Meet the members The stories were wild. Bruce Cliff, owner of And maybe even true. AfBrandon’s Engraving, is ter he sold his Dixie Launa native Knoxvillian who dry, Moose volunteered at Eastern State psychiatric graduated from UT with a hospital (precursor to Lake- bachelor’s in transportashore). He was sitting on a tion. He served in the Army bench one day when then- National Guard and taught Gov. Frank Clement came junior high school in the old in. Clement introduced city system. He has served on the himself to Moose who said, “You’ve come to the right board of the Better Business


Paige Davis 640-6354

Bruce Cliff

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West High graduate, have two children: Hunter, a junior at West High School, and Savannah, a freshman at West. Gary Qualls is manager of the Walmart at Walker Springs. He joined Rotary in 2009. Born in Detroit, he came to Knoxville to attend UT, graduating in 1983 with a degree in political science. He started with Walmart as a freight processor. He’s never regretted the decision. For 24 years, Gary has gone

Gary Qualls

Karl Kemmer

from an hourly associate to general manager of a SuperCenter. His store has annual sales of more than $100 million with 435 employees. Gary supports several organizations and causes including Habitat for Humanity and Boy Scouts. He is den leader for Tiger Cub Den 103 in Farragut. He is married to Lisa, also a graduate of UT. Their children are: Alexis, 15; Sheena, 12; and Nicolas, 7. Personal interests include history and politics.

Bud Albers reminisces about his friend, the late Moose Schwarzenberg. Karl Kemmer joined Rotary in 1988 and has chaired committees on Mobile Meals and membership. A graduate of Webb School of Knoxville, he received a bachelor’s degree in 1990 and a master’s in 1994, both from UT. He is a commercial real estate broker with Blue Ridge Realty, and has also worked as a golf manager and as a production assistant with Cinetel Productions. He and his wife, Heidi, were married in 2000. His passion is golf.


Healthy after school snacks Offering healthy snacks to children is important to providing good nutrition and supporting lifelong healthy eating habits. Here are some ideas for nutritious foods that will keep without refrigeration and will help fuel your children for after school activities. Your goal is to combine two food groups, like protein Casey and carboPeer hydrates, Registered which will Dietitian fill them up and provide good fuel for activities, along with liquids to keep them hydrated. If choosing a grain for the carbohydrate, make sure it is whole grain. N Peanut butter and vegetables – If your kids like peanut butter, chances are they’ll like “ants on a log,” which are peanut butter-filled celery sticks dotted with raisins. Try using other dried fruits in place of the raisins for more interest. N Peanut butter and crackers – Peanut butter is a great food for instant snacking and good nutrition. Choose whole grain crackers and even crusty bread slices. N Ready-to-eat cereal – Many ready-to-eat cereals, especially those which contain whole grain and not much added sugar, are very nutritious. N Homemade snack mixes – Have your child go to the store with you and pick out some nutritious and some “junky” foods to make your own snack mixes. Adding a few M&M’s to the mix is OK; just make sure most of the foods are nutritious. N Cereal bars – Make sure to check the nutrition label on cereal bars. Choose ones with the highest percentage of nutrients per serving for your child’s health. Luna bars and Kashi bars are great choices. N Fresh fruit mixes – Choose fruits that will retain quality even out of refrigeration, like grapes, cherry tomatoes (yes, they are a fruit!), small pears and apples, bananas and oranges (especially clementines). N Dried fruit – Check the label of fruit rolls; some have very good nutrition. And any combination of dried fruits, including nuts, makes a wonderful, nutritious snack.

Shape up at Camp KidWell T

he Wellness Center at Dowell Springs has created an innovative program for youngsters during Spring Break. Camp KidWell will offer high-energy exercise for kids in kindergarten through 5th grade. The program is from 1-4 p.m. March 14-17 and is limited to the first 30 to register. The cost is $90. Lisa Wolf, managing director, said the camp will include obstacle courses, jump rope and dancing to fun music. “They will get completely worn out.” Camp KidWell is open to all. Membership at the Wellness Center is not required. Dietitian Casey Peer will offer a nutrition component with food science, interactive games and a chance to prepare and taste healthy treats.

The problem In the United States, childhood obesity affects approximately 12.5 million children and teens (17 percent of that population), according to the Centers for Disease Control ( Obesity among children and teens tripled in the 1980s and 1990s, from nearly 5 percent to approximately 15 percent. In the short term, obesity in children can lead to psychosocial problems and to cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol and abnormal glucose tolerance or diabetes. In one study, 70 percent of obese children had at least one additional cardiovascular risk factor, and 30 percent had two or more. The CDC recommends changes in physical activity levels, and shifts in food consumption. “Strategies to reduce energy intake include decreasing consumption of high energy-density foods, increasing consumption of fruits and vegetables, decreasing consumption of sugarsweetened beverages, and decreasing time spent watching television and exposure to food marketed to children.”

PROGRAMS AND OFFERINGS Arms and Abs – Designed for quick, convenient 30-minute group sessions, our Arms and Abs class helps you gain strength using your own body weight, dumbbells, resistance bands, BOSU balls and more. Pilates – Improve your balance and core strength with our Pilates class. Yoga – Learn essential yoga basics and experience the wellness benefits of poses, bends and relaxation in our one-hour group sessions. Pilates/Yoga Combo – Our onehour Pilates/Yoga Combo group fitness class utilizes specially selected pilates and yoga exercises to increase your muscle strength, endurance and overall flexibility. Pump – Ideal for everyone from beginners to experienced exercisers, our Pump class targets every major muscle group. With minimal down time between exercises, you’ll get the most out of using the body bar, dumbbells, BOSU, step bench and more.

Spin – Ready to challenge yourself by starting your own spinning regimen? Spin is an entry-level spinning class lasting 4560 minutes, perfect for beginners. Cycle In, Yoga Out – An ideal fit for both beginners and veteran spinners, this is your chance to change up typical spin class routines by starting with 45 minutes on the bike and ending with 15 minutes of standing yoga – all in our 60-minute group classes. Kid Fit – Don’t let busy schedules get in the way of your exercise regimen. Fit in your own workout while your kids enjoy a fitness class designed just for them. This one-hour group fitness class for ages 6-12 is focused on making physical activity fun for kids – and giving you a break from supervising. Power Hour – Push yourself in our one-hour Power Hour

class with 30 minutes of hardcore cycling hills, sprints and races, immediately followed by 30 minutes of intense leg and ab work. Functional Fitness – Class involves a variety of exercise, including but not limited to: cardiovascular, balance and strength. Appropriate for seniors or individuals who desire fitness gains with little impact on the joints. SmartFit by Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic – In collaboration with our expert partners at Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, SmartFit classes aim to minimize the risk of future injury for young athletes ages 8-18. Xpress Fitness – Ideal for working individuals and travelers, our convenient morning Xpress class fits a total-body workout into only 45 minutes. Work It Circuit – Designed for females only, you can

feel comfortable in this 60-minute total-body workout created just for you. Healthy Eating Series – It’s all about food! Classes are designed to provide you a hands-on, food-based learning experience to bring comfort to your kitchen. Each month will highlight a new topic to help YOU find success with nutrition. Eating with Diabetes Made Simple – This 90-minute group class is specially designed for those with diabetes, and focuses on reading food labels, meal planning and eating away from home or on the go. Grocery Store Tours – Get out of the classroom setting and take a closer look at how to properly read food labels and recognize healthier choices right on the grocery store shelf! You’ll discover there are a lot of choices available that pack as much flavor as nutritional value.

Kids in the Kitchen (Healthy Cooking) – When the kids get involved in preparing nutritious meals, eating right becomes something the whole family looks forward to. Our Kids in the Kitchen classes help families make time for healthy cooking and eating, even in the midst of busy schedules. Weight Management: Getting to the Basics – In this sixweek group program, you’ll meet 60 minutes per week to learn about identifying the barriers to successful long-term weight loss, plus effective strategies to overcome those barriers. Cardio Fit – One-hour beginner-level class with cardiovascular focus. Class participants will be instructed and supervised in use of cardio equipment on the gym floor. Train Well – Four-week series to provide basic and general information regarding

equipment use and safety. One session will focus on exercise guidelines, goal setting and planning a workout. Fit 4 Baby – A prenatal fitness program created to safely and effectively teach women to exercise throughout their pregnancy. Stroller Strides is offering this program for women in any stage of pregnancy. Classes include warm-up, strength training, cardio, stretching and balance exercises. Hearing Healthcare Clinics – Bridgewater Speech and Hearing will facilitate seminars focused on communication strategies to assist with hearing related challenges. The series of hearing seminars is free and will be held the first and third Thursdays of the month at 10 a.m. Bridgewater will offer free hearing screenings, hearing aid cleanings and checks the third Thursday of each month.

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Focus is on reading, manners for children full of good lessons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long for would be a good tester of master storyteller Helen my books,â&#x20AC;? Irvine told PiPicou and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eti- cou, who agreed. Sounds as if collaboration on some quette expert Monica level awaits these two Irvine to determine bright, entertaining they have a lot in women. common. Both are being feaMeeting at Samiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tured at Smart Toys Cafe in Franklin and Books. Each Square with Lynda Thursday at 11 a.m. in Blankenship, owner February and March, of Smart Toys and there will be â&#x20AC;&#x153;Story Books, the two disTime with Miss Helcussed the ways each en.â&#x20AC;? Picou, who has a works with children bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in and talked about how elementary educathey might work tor tion, has worked as ppe gether in the future. o h S t a librarian at several SPo For example, Irchildrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s libraries vine coaches chilin Kansas and Oregon, dren in etiquette. She works with ages pre-school and holds young ones enthrough high school and thralled with her animated has written a dozen books style which combines readon the subject of good man- ing and storytelling. She ners for children. Picou is learned to love books at an a storyteller and reader of early age. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can still hear my own books to children, often using Smart Toys and Boys as Daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice as he read to me,â&#x20AC;? she says. her venue. Picou has been associBoth the stories Picou tells children and the books ated with Smart Toys and she reads to them are chock Books for 10 years as a

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salesperson, staff librarian and resident storyteller. Irvine has developed an exhaustive program to teach etiquette, kindness, table manners, sharing and lots more to children through a combination of music, stories, games, treats and â&#x20AC;&#x153;kind discussion.â&#x20AC;? Her â&#x20AC;&#x153;Etiquette Factoryâ&#x20AC;? camp for children 6- to 9-years-old will be taught at Smart Toys and Books from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesdays in March and April. Topics include introductions, phone etiquette, being a guest, proper hygiene, accepting â&#x20AC;&#x153;noâ&#x20AC;? graciously, dealing with â&#x20AC;&#x153;bullies,â&#x20AC;? American style dining and more. Space for this special program is limited, so call Irvine at 719-7302 to make reservations, or go online to www.theetiquettefactory. com. Information for homeschool parents and other teachers is also on the site, and Irvineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books may be purchased there.

Helen Picou, Lynda Blankenship and Monica Irvine settle into a welcoming corner at Smart Toys and Books in Franklin Square to look over childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books. Photo by A. Hart Irvine says many of the children arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t excited about attending the program, but once they get there, â&#x20AC;&#x153;they like to talk about their own situations

and share stories.â&#x20AC;? Other up-coming activities at Smart Toys and Books: on Feb. 25 from 5-7 p.m. experts will show off new games that Blan-

kenship says â&#x20AC;&#x153;will become sure favorites;â&#x20AC;? on Friday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Clay Rice will be in the store to make silhouette portraits of children.

Mimiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hosts barbershop party Smokyland Sound Chorus celebrated Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day early with a party hosted by Mimiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ of Turkey Creek. More than 100 members, family and friends gathered on Tuesday, the week before the traditional Feb. 14 celebration, since Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a â&#x20AC;&#x153;work dayâ&#x20AC;? for Barbershoppers who deliver singing valentines. Mimiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supplied gift certificates and muffin boxes, while quartets furnished long stemmed roses, valentine cards and Singing Valentines for six winners picked by drawings every 15 minutes. Widows of former barbershoppers treated to free meals

Mimiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ manager Rod McGinley and prize winner Hilda Ingle, Smokyland Sound guest from Oak Ridge. Photo submitted and given the traditional long stemmed rose included Sandy Greaney, Patricia Munson, Nancy Ribble, Helen Forbes, Jean Hays, Oma Heath, Mil-

lie Henley, Gerry Fowler and Jane Hamilton. Bob Roark, a past officer in Dixie District Barbershopping, installed the chapterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

new officers, including president John Shelton, VP for music John Oxendine and VP for finance Joe Jackson. Other officers are secretary Alex Williams, VP membership Bob Davis, VP marketing Ken Hansen, chorus manager Harry Thomas and immediate past president Dr. Tom Prince. Absent were board members at large David Johnson and Ron Dubois. The event was also a fundraiser for the Smokyland Sound Chorus since Mimiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has a Community Fun Night program that offers 15 percent of group spending back to community organizations.

Boost for Komen Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Knoxville received $4,247.10 from Food City customers who purchased reusable shopping bags during October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month). Pictured are Nick LeGrand, Food City District 7 supervisor; Jan Powell, store associate; Jane Brannon, executive director of Komen - Knoxville; and Pamela Moore, Morrell Road store manager. Photo submitted

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