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MARCH 21, 2011


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Lowering the boom on trash in Fort Loudoun Lake By Wendy Smith


Power play See Larry’s take on legislation introduced by Sen. Stacey Campfield to expand the powers of the county mayor at the expense of county commission. And look for Sandra Clark’s interview with Commissioner Richard Briggs. See A-4 and A-5


UT Prez tours the Eugenia Williams house Preservationists rejoice! Wendy Smith has the details on A-2



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It’s a dirty job, and it’s a good thing that Knoxville’s got people who are doing it. Anyone who boats, skis, paddles on or simply walks beside the 52mile stretch of water served by the Fort Loudoun Lake Association should be grateful for the nonprofit’s efforts to keep it clean. The daily task of the FLLA is to remove debris, logs and “large miscellaneous items” from the waterway. Examples of such items are runaway docks, refrigerators and coolers. Recently, someone called to report a dead cow in the water. Two staff members work parttime in winter months and full-time during boating season to check the river for debris from Forks of the River to Fort Loudoun Dam. Another major concern of the FLLA is stormwater. Heavy rain can unleash a flood of garbage into the lake, as it did the weekend of the UT vs. Oregon football game. Because the rain occurred during the game, trash cans outside the stadium were overflowing with tailgating garbage, and much of it ended up in Fort Loudoun. “There was trash all around the large yachts,” recalls Julie Costner, executive director of the FLLA. The group has installed bright orange booms, or skimmers, to catch floating debris coming from tributaries that flow through town, but the booms couldn’t contain the trash that day. When it rains hard enough to raise the water level of the river, logs are a bigger problem than garbage. When the shoreline isn’t stabilized, changing water levels cause erosion, which eventually leads to fallen trees. Mike Gaugler, FLLA’s stormwater program director, visits elementary and middle schools, as well as

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Ray probes for a Midway solution By Larry Van Guilder On a recent Friday afternoon downtown, the irresistible force met the immovable object. Between the two stood Gloria Ray, president and CEO of the Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation. You don’t go to

Analysis work in a building that bears your name unless you’ve carved more than a few notches on your gun, but finding an accommodation to suit both Midway community residents and The Development Corporation may be impossible even for the redoubtable Ray. “By design,” Ray said, “there are no politicians in this group.” Yet even without the schisms created by political affiliations, the gulf between what the community wants and what TDC insists it must have is vast.


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dents by inviting them to participate in clean-up projects. Adults could also benefit from stormwater education, says Costner. “Stormwater isn’t treated through a fi ltering system when it flows into the lake. When water comes into contact with other material such as trash or chemicals, it gets picked up and carried and deposited into the lake.” In spite those who mistreat Fort Loudoun, the water is surprisingly clean, with low E. coli levels. Water testing was one of the first priorities Julie Costner, executive director of the of the FLLA when it was established Fort Loudoun Lake Association, creates in 2006. a masterpiece at Painting with a Twist, “Grandparents saw their grand10932 Murdock Dr., Suite 103-A. The aschildren playing in the water and sociation is holding a fundraiser at the wondered if it was clean. No one was studio on March 24. Photo submitted testing the water,” says Costner. Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs, to teach kids Like many other nonprofits, the how trash travels from parking lots FLLA is currently operating with a to waterways. The association edu- deficit. Most of the group’s funding cates high school and college stu- comes from donations from pri-

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The 18-member ad hoc committee is an eclectic group, with representatives from the private sector, ORNL, UT, the Knoxville Chamber and TDC, a quasi-governmental organization. Early in the committee’s initial meeting, Tom Ballard, who heads the partnership directorate at ORNL, encapsulated Ray’s dilemma when he said, “It’s unclear to me whether we can even form a consensus.” Bob Wolfenbarger, who has been a leader in opposing TDC’s plan for a business park, said the community has “a vision” of where it wants to go. “The land, in our opinion, belongs to Knox County’s citizens,” he said, and asked rhetorically what one would do with 380 acres along with the funds TDC had initially set aside to develop the property. Speaking as chair of The Development Corporation, Roger Osborne said, “We’re coming here with an open mind,” seeking an “effective economic development plan for Knox County” that will create jobs. But Osborne quickly revealed TDC’s “open mind” has limits:




“We paid $25,000 an acre for that land, and we intend to get our money back.” Ray (literally) strung a clothesline in the meeting room and pinned a piece of paper reading “Midway Business Park” at one end and a second piece reading “Ochs Center Report” and “USDA Farm Presentation” at the other. Before the meeting was over, the space between was filled with ideas including “Sustainable City,” “Solar Farm Switchgrass,” “Business Incubator,” “Retail Outlet” and “Farmers Market and Teaching Center.” Elaine Clark, president of the French Broad Preservation Association, noted that opportunities “in the middle” hadn’t been studied, and Ray gamely tried to address that deficiency. Ray suggested using at least part of the land for a demonstration city boasting the latest in energy-efficient housing that might include a solar research facility or a solar product manufacturer within its boundary. She speculated that the “10 million tourists” who visit the Smokies might be attracted to

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vate citizens who use the lake. It also holds contracts with the city of Knoxville to clean up tributaries. TVA funds about 2 percent of the annual budget – and provides trash bags. Events like Painting with a Purpose raise money and awareness. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Painting with a Twist, 10932 Murdock Drive, Suite 103-A. Participants bring their own beverage or water, and receive step-by-step instruction on a painting project. Other upcoming fundraisers are the Raising of the Water party, which will be later in the spring, and the Paddle for Clean Water in August. The FLLA is happy to assist any group with a clean-up day by providing gloves, waders and trash “grabbers.” For more information: 523-3800 or

such an innovative project. But Ray is in a tough spot, dangling green enticements for the opponents of the business park while simultaneously acknowledging the importance of return on investment for TDC. Where the “twain shall meet” is far from clear. For at least some of those who fought the Midway development for the past decade, nothing short of the dissolution of TDC and the return of its assets to Knox County would prove satisfactory. The Chamber, the TDC hierarchy and local power brokers would fight desperately to stave that off, and dissolving the corporation would require approval of its board of directors. That won’t happen except under enormous political pressure from the highest office in Knox County, although in the past Mayor Tim Burchett has hinted that the responsibility for economic development rightfully rests with the county’s executive branch. For TDC, then, the strategy seems clear: wait. Wait for a friendlier reception on County Commission, or wait for your opponents to tire out. If Ray can find a middle ground, she’ll be the unanimous selection for “Woman of the Year.” Move over, Katherine Hepburn.

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New University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro gets to know Kim Trent, executive director of Knox Heritage, at a reception held in his honor last week by the preservation group’s board of directors.

The ‘social nutwork’ Hardly a day goes by without some state legislator proudly displaying his or her ignorance for all the world to enjoy. Recently, state Sen. Mae Beavers enshrined herself in this confederacy of dunces when she was forced to admit that she didn’t know what a “long form” birth certificate was, even though she has introduced a bill that would require presidential candidates in Tennessee to present such documentation in order to qualify for the ballot. The “birthers,” who question Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship, may be the most persistently idiotic of what I’ve come to call “the social nutwork.” Their overheated rhetoric makes former President Richard Nixon appear a flaming liberal by contrast, and as a colleague of mine noted recently, when they invoke the spirit of Ronald Reagan they only betray their pathetically shallow understanding of “The Great Communicator,” who knew when to act pragmatically. These aren’t the best of times in the U.S., yet frankly it’s hard to take the social nutwork’s gripes seriously. They lack not only historical perspective, but an appreciation of how most of the world lives – at the very margins of subsistence. I recently watched a PBS special which focused on the lives of women in a small village in Kenya. These women spend eight to 12 hours every day of their lives doing nothing but searching for water. Every morning they trek into the desert and return in the evening laden with the one substance no living thing can survive without. The show’s narrator called the women the village’s “pack mules.” Of course, if some in the social nutwork have their way, we may not have to witness such poignant scenes in the future. PBS and National Public Radio are on the hit list. Well, we’ve always got Rush Limbaugh’s greatest hits to entertain us. Betty Bean brings you the story of clean water activist and farmer James McMillan’s national honor this week. McMillan is living proof that you don’t have to belong to the social nutwork to be passionate about your beliefs. Check out all the editions of the Shopper-News at Contact Larry Van Guilder at

Catherine Buckner, Anna Marie Hughes and Leeann Dickson are Teachers of the Year at Bearden High School.

New UT prez tours Eugenia Williams house Joe DiPietro has been at his job for less than 80 days, but he’s already toured the historic Eugenia Williams house on Lyons View Drive. That news elicited applause from Knox Heritage board members and major donors during a reception held for the new UT president at the Knox Heritage Green House k. last week.

Wendy Smith The Eugenia Williams house was built in 1940 by the only child of David Hitt Williams, who made his fortune from an early investment in Coca Cola. She willed the house to UT at her death in 1998, and it has had little maintenance since. Knox Heritage offered the university funds to stabilize the home last year, but was refused. DiPietro said he appreciates the offer, and reported that the home is stabilized and has new gutters. “It has a grand view and is a precious piece of property. But we don’t have a plan for it.”

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Love for kids keeps Bearden Teachers of the Year on the job They are a triumvirate of knowledge, but Bearden’s Teachers of the Year have more than smarts. They have the special gift of loving teenagers. Catherine Buckner, who teaches advanced algebra/trigonometry and calculus, has taught for 29 years. Anna Marie Hughes has also spent 29 years at the front of the class as an English teacher. Leann Dickson has put students in, and behind, the spotlight for 24 years. The three were chosen by fellow teachers for the honor. Buckner says it is “only by God’s grace” that she’s had such a successful teaching career, but enthusiasm for math and a love for working with young people have helped, too. Her students are wonderful and truly care about other people, she says. “I feel good about them running the country.” Hughes says she sticks with teaching because working with English students is a “joy.” “I like to see how they mature and become contributing members of society.” Dickson enjoys seeing how students use the skills they learn in her classes. Acting helps students realize they have a voice, and the production side of theater helps them learn to solve problems, she says. “I love what I do. The older I get, I love it more.”

Judy Smull, Ron Marcum, Pat Marcum, Bernhard Wunderlich, Warren Smull, Heidi Wunderlich, Marla Peterson and John Peterson enjoy Chilean wine during last week’s Wine Society of East Tennessee dinner at Cappucino’s. Photos by Wendy Smith

Wine Society offers socialization and education Ron Marcum loves wine and loves food, but what he enjoys most about his membership in the Wine Society of East Tennessee is spending time with others who love wine and food. There are approximately 250 individuals, 12 restaurants and 12 distributors in the society, which hosts 21 wine dinners per year at some of Knoxville’s finest restaurants. Preregistration is required, and dinners are typically booked well in advance. Marcum is on the society’s board of directors. You don’t have to be a wine expert to be on the board, he says, but you have to be willing to work. Board members take turns planning dinners, which involves choosing wines and allowing the chef to taste them so he or she can plan the menu. Julie Sexton planned the March 15 dinner at Cappucino’s. Four courses were each paired with a conventional and an organic Chilean wine. Vicki Turner was the guest speaker.


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Photographer speaks to Friendship Club By Natalie Lester Retired pharmacist Roger Givens shared his photography with the Concord United Methodist Church Friendship Club last Wednesday. “This is not meant to entertain you but to draw you closer to our creator God,” he said. Givens showed hundreds of pictures of wildlife and landscapes to the group. Some of the photos were overlaid with Bible verses to encourage the viewers. Givens sees these presentations as his ministry to the community. He has presented his work to various church groups and assisted living facilities. Givens has been taking pictures for 55 years, beginning with his

COMMUNITY CLUBS ■ Little T Squares, the largest square dance club in Tennessee, is now offering classes in Plus Square Dance calls. The group is also accepting couples and singles for its basic square dance class starting later in the year. Info: 966-3305 or 966-0745. ■ Farragut Lions Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Pimento’s restaurant in Turkey Creek. ■ Kiwanis Club of West Knoxville will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Shoney’s on Walker Springs Road. ■ Farragut Kiwanis Club will meet noon Wednesday, March 23, at Calhoun’s restaurant in Turkey Creek. ■ Knoxville Writers’ Group will meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. Novelist Terry Shaw will discuss “Turning Fact Into Fiction.” Lunch is

Photographer Roger Givens explains his work to the Friendship Club of Concord United Methodist Church. Photo by N. Lester

high school’s newspaper and yearbook. He had a studio in Blount County where he did wedding photos and portraits, but always loved photographing nature the most. $12. RSVP by Monday, March 21: 983-3740. ■ “Painting with a Purpose,” a fundraiser to benefit the Fort Loudoun Lake Association, will be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Painting with A Twist, 10932 Murdock Dr. Paint a picture with instruction from a local artist. Tickets are $35. Info: 675-2500. ■ The Captain W.Y.C. Hannum Chapter #1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Green Meadow Country Club to celebrate and honor the 87th birthday of member Sybil Royster Zava, granddaughter of Confederate soldier William Wilson Howerton. Everyone is invited. RSVP: Elain Clonts Russell, 980-6346 or Debra Wilson, 856-9300. ■ West Knox Lions Club meets 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at Shoney’s on Lovell Road. ■ Families Anonymous will

Winning quilter The Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild has announced the winner of its 31st annual show and competition as local quilter Debbie Cooper for her quilt “Baby’s First Wish on a Star.” Cooper also received an honorable mention for her quilt “Play Date.” Info: or 382-5976.

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“My passion has always been wildlife, especially birds,” he said. He has published a handful of books containing his work and plans to write one in the next year on his reflections from a bird stand, where he sits for hours to get his photographs. “When you spend as much time there as I do, you have time to think on all sorts of things – not just the birds,” he said. The Friendship Club was very complimentary of Givens’ work. They admired the photographs along with the scripture and music he included. “It was such a lovely presentation,” one member said. “I especially liked the hymns you chose.”

meet each Tuesday from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Peninsula Lighthouse building 2, 6800 Baum Drive. The group gives support to families with members experiencing substance or behavioral issues. Info: Barbara, 696-6606. ■ Optimist Club of Knoxville will meet at noon each Friday for lunch at the Foundry, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive. Info: ■ Knoxville Bipolar Disorder Support Group will meet 10 a.m. each Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church on Kingston Pike. All items discussed during the meeting are completely confidential. ■ First Friday Knoxville Networking Organization will meet 8 p.m. every first Friday, at the Sobu Lounge, 6213 Kingston Pike. Come for networking, business card exchange and door prizes. Info: www.1stfridayknoxville. com or 615-944-1388.

AARP driver safety classes For registration info about these and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Barbara Manis, 922-5648. ■ Thursday, March 24, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, 2700 Keowee Ave.

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Winning poets Winners of the Nora Johnson Cantrell Youth Poetry Contest were recognized at Ossoli Circle by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. The winners will go to the district competition with a chance to compete at the state level. Pictured are (front) Laurel Padgett, Madeline Tisdale, Caiden Bach-O’Donnell and Avery Berger; (middle) Piper Vassallo, Kate Schumaker, Cameron King and Vallie Noles; and (back) Benjamin Chapman and Jacob Wike. Not pictured are Lam Tran and Lauren Vinson. Photo submitted

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The fifth annual Rotary Club of Farragut Adult Spelling Bee will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Campus of Pellissippi State Community College. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Scott Firebaugh, winner of the National Adult

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government Mayoral candidates’ pension prospects vary There is great interest in what kind of new city Pension Study Committee may be appointed, how many may serve on it, who they will be and how city council will name them. It might be interesting to look at how some current and future city leaders may fare in the pension plan as currently written.

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But first, the good news is the city pension fund has increased in value from $399 million in July 2010 to over $460 million on Feb. 28, 2011. Of course, the earthquake issues generated from Japan have hit the stock market, and today’s value is less than $460 million. But it appears that $30 million which was projected by last fall’s actuarial report to be needed from the city in 2018 will decrease several million dollars, and that lessens the impact on city taxpayers. One hopes this improvement will continue so City Council will not have to budget as much to make the pension fund solvent. In looking at the four mayoral candidates, it is interesting that Ivan Harmon will make out the best should he serve eight years as mayor. He is currently drawing a city pension of $21,144 a year with 21 years of city service. As mayor, making $130,000 a year, at the end of eight years he will be eligible for a pension of $76,440 a year, as he will have 29 years of service with the city based on the mayor’s salary. A retired civilian employee with over 10 years of service earns 2.1 percent per year based on his highest two years of service. Since Harmon is over 62, he draws the pension now. If he loses the mayor’s race, he still draws his current pension. If he wins, he would lose his pension for the time he is mayor, but being mayor means a huge bump in his pension when the term ends. Marilyn Roddy would make the next highest pension. Her pension, based on the mayor’s salary at 16 years of service (eight on council and eight as mayor) would be $43,680 a year. However, since she is 49 to-

day and would be 57 when she completed eight years as mayor, she would have to wait five years to reach 62 to receive her pension. If she loses the mayor’s race, her eight years on council will bring her $3,192 a year, also starting at age 62 based on a council salary of $19,000, but it is only slightly over one percent per year of service for employees with less than 10 years of service. Becoming mayor gives her a big bump in her pension. Madeline Rogero comes in next with her city pension being $32,760 based on 12 years of city service including eight years of the mayor’s pay. She just completed four years as community development director. Since she is 58 today, she would be well over 62 after eight years as mayor and would draw her city pension immediately upon leaving the mayor’s office. If she loses the mayor’s race, she does not draw any city pension as she did not work five years with the city. She gets her contributions refunded to her. Mark Padgett would draw the smallest pension as he has never worked for the city and would only have eight years in the system. Two terms as mayor would allow him to be vested, but it would be only 1 percent per year of service since it is less than 10 years of service. At age 33 today, he would retire at age 41 after eight years of service and would have to wait 21 years to be eligible for his city pension, which would be roughly $11,000 a year. It would be 2040 before he would see a city pension. Further information on pension benefits is available as a matter of public record from the city Pension Board.


Power play The Tennessee state Senate’s answer to Bozo the Clown is making nice with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. Stacey Campfield is the sponsor of two bills that would enlarge the mayor’s authority at the expense of County Commission. One bill tweaks the votes necessary to override a mayoral veto. The other, more insidious depending upon who’s asking, deprives commission of its right to confirm the mayor’s appointments to county boards and, in the language of TCA 5-6106 (c), “county department heads.” That last bit may be superfluous in Knox County, because it’s been a long time (never, in fact) since a mayor asked commission’s approval of his choice to head an existing department. But to appreciate the impact of this proposed legislation, (state

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Rep. Frank Nicely’s name is affi xed to the companion bill in the House), you must read the words that Campfield wants to strike from state law: “Such appointees shall be subject to confirmation by the county legislative body, and in so doing, the legislative body may express its views fully and freely and shall vote for or against the confirmation.” Those who’ve borne the pain of too many interminable commission debates that ended up going nowhere may feel it’s about time that somebody told some of those

hind these bills, which is simply an expansion of the mayor’s power. Couldn’t we argue that the general idea has merit? Knox County voters emphatically rejected what became infamous as the “King Mayor” Charter amendment a few years ago. But Burchett collected 88 percent of the vote in the general election. How much of a mandate do you need to make some real changes? If this mayor wants to tighten his grip on county government, depriving commission of its confirmation authority is a lightweight way to go about it. Budget oversight of the “constitutional offices” is the place to start. Dean, get a memo out to Stacey. Drop those bills that will do nothing but antagonize commission. The mayor will need all the allies he can get if he pushes for legislation to produce some meaningful reform. Contact:

Haslam budget protects conservation money This time last year, Kathleen Williams was traversing the state fighting to preserve the revenue generated by an 8 cents per $100 of assessed value tax on real estate Williams transfers. This sliver of cash finances four state funds that promote agriculture, clean water, acquire park land and protect wildlife. Times were hard, and Williams, executive director of the Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation, which runs a campaign called Forever Green Tennessee, was rallying the troops wherever she could, reminding them that the State and Local Parks and Recreation Partnership Act has been spectacularly successful since it was passed in 1991 and that it should be kept intact.

The end for NCLB The end is near for the George W. Bush education reform called No Child Left Behind, or as some at the University called it, “no child’s left behind.” U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says 82 percent of the country’s schools soon could be “failing” if the law is not changed. “The law has created dozens of ways for schools to fail and very few ways to help them succeed,” he said. “We should get out of the business of labeling schools as failures and create a new law that is

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grandstanders to shut up. Not surprisingly, County Commission chair Mike Hammond doesn’t share that view. “I do have an issue with vetting appointments,” Hammond says, adding that it’s important that commission’s authority to approve, for example, appointments to the Industrial Development Board remains intact. “That’s where I have some heartburn,” Hammond says. For what it’s worth, Hammond says he spoke to Burchett’s chief of staff, Dean Rice, who told him that the mayor’s office was not behind Campfield’s bill. We tried to ask Rice what he knew about the bill, but so far he’s found it expedient not to return our call. It’s a fair assumption, however, that the mayor of Shelby County didn’t enlist the help of East Tennessee legislators to make his life easier. Let’s back up a bit and consider the principle be-

fair and flexible and focused on the schools and students most at risk.” Congressional Quarterly continues, “It sounds at first like an unrealistically ambitious goal: writing in just 21 weeks a new law guiding federal influence over elementary and secondary education. But if there’s any domestic goal that could bring the parties together by this summer, it’s overhauling No Child Left Behind.” CQ says mainstream Republicans (the ones who don’t want to shutter the Department of Education)

She’d had some bitter experiences in the past, particularly when former Gov. Phil Bredesen raided the fund to help balance the state budget in 2003, something he soon regretted and eventually made amends for by engineering a preservation deal in the North Cumberlands, which Williams says is the largest in the state’s history. This year, things are different. When Gov. Bill Haslam unveiled his budget last week, it included money for all four real estate transfer funds in his proposed 201112 state budget: $3 million for land acquisition, $3.7 million for local parks and recreation, $6.5 million for wetlands and $3.1 million for agricultural conserva-

tion, a total of $16.5 million. Williams is cautiously ecstatic. “Gov. Bredesen didn’t understand how hard we’d fought to get this fund, how important it is or how well it is used. We were supposed to return to the dedicated mechanism again in 2008 – it was in the governor’s budget – but the last week of (the legislative) session they took it out to balance the budget again. In 2009, we decided to let the public know that this small fee was not being used for the purpose for which it was intended, that there was a bait and switch operation going on, and that this money is important for clean water, woodlands, wildlife and state and local parks. Last year, it was a fight. It was debated the last week of session in the Senate Finance Committee where there was a last-minute proposal to permanently eliminate the fund.

“Senator (Jamie) Woodson stood up and fought for it and got it put back in the budget. In the House, Bill Dunn was very supportive of the real estate transfer funds being used for clean water and wildlife projects they were supposed to fund. “I really don’t expect that to happen this time with Gov. Haslam taking the position he has and demonstrating his support for Forever Green Tennessee. The general public supports state and local parks and clean water.” Williams said Forever Green plans to push ahead with plans to acquire Cummins Falls, a spectacular waterfall in Jackson County, just north of Cookeville. “This is the largest privately held waterfall in Tennessee. We’re trying to acquire it. We expect it to get several hundred thousand visitors a year. These projects are good for the economy.”

and Democrats will come together “given the profoundly weak political position that public-employee unions are in these days,” to “brush back the teachers’ unions at the margins” and have a new law enacted before school starts this fall. The president’s plan calls for shifting the federal emphasis from proficiency testing in math and reading to measures that gauge gains in student achievement. It would expand formula funding but also boost spending on competitive grants such as Race to the Top. It would provide greater flexibility for teachers and principals, support the nation’s

better teacher-preparation programs and offer incentives for the best teachers to serve in the neediest districts, the CQ article concluded. Meanwhile, former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has created a group called SCORE which studies, reports and pontificates on education reform. Recently, he wrote: “Every child deserves a great teacher. … Unfortunately, Tennessee has done a poor job of rewarding great teachers, and identifying which ones need improvement. “Tennessee’s students have fallen behind the rest of the nation, yet 99 percent of teachers received a “sat-

isfactory” rating on their evaluations and 90 percent go on to receive tenure. Of the 65,000 teachers who work in Tennessee, only 50 tenured teachers are removed from their jobs each year, or 0.07 percent. It’s no surprise that 57 percent of teachers say there is a tenured teacher in their school who is performing poorly.” Frist added: “It’s time for Tennessee to ditch its ‘onesize-fits-all’ approach to tenure, and move to a system that rewards excellence in the classroom.” Looks like Nashville is busy on this issue. After all, in a year of budget crunch, it sure beats upping the funding.

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BEARDEN SHOPPER-NEWS • MARCH 21, 2011 • A-5 Briggs says we can lead as the country moves “from a petroleum-based economy to non-petroleum. “We’ve got a beautiful area if we take care of it. I’ve read Bruce Wheeler’s (history of Knoxville) book maybe 15 times. We’ve squandered so many opportunities. ...” We’re lucky to have Richard Briggs on commission. But when he said of Midway Road, “after all, the state put that interchange there for a reason,” I choked on an egg roll. “Uh,” I mumbled. “That interchange was put in because it gave (then state Rep.) Loy Smith a quicker way home from Nashville.” I did not, however, yell, “get a clue!”

Briggs touts progress through growth Richard Briggs makes me want to yell, “Get a clue!” Then I remember that the renowned heart surgeon, retired Army colonel and gentle beekeeper is probably the smartest member of Knox County Commission. He’s open-minded (maybe too much so), honest, probusiness and generally tightfisted with public funds. What’s not to like? Well, Briggs supported the Midway Business Park. He thinks Nine Counties. One Vision. came up with “a lot of good ideas.” He says Gloria Ray’s efforts to bring the Midway community to-

publican Party. And he adds: “No one can make me do what I don’t want to do.” Larry Van Guilder and Sandra I enjoyed lunch with Dr. Clark Briggs and his wife, Stephanie, last week. We laughed as Stephanie recalled the comgether with The Develop- mission meeting when Greg ment Corporation “are going “Lumpy” Lambert demanded an apology from Briggs. nowhere.” On the other hand, Briggs “I was watching on TV and I is outspokenly opposed to said, ‘Lumpy, give it up. I’ve increasing the discretionary been there. It won’t happen.’ fund for commissioners. He Richard is the most stubborn wants to cut their mileage pay man I know.” Briggs considers Tony (now a flat $300 per month, each). He says his youthful Norman and Dave Wright rebellion was to break with among his best commission his family and join the Re- friends. Yet he fought Wright

on Midway and seemed lukewarm to Norman’s signature issue: ridge top and slope protection, an item that was deBriggs ferred. “Tony needs an executive summary,” said Briggs. “Nobody reads a 70-page ordinance.” “He did,” said Stephanie, pointing to her husband. At his core, Briggs believes in the benevolence of big business and a strategy

of hard work and cussedness to achieve the American Dream. He says we need industrial development at Midway to provide jobs that “raise the standard of living for the good people, those who finish high school and have a skill.” Then we would have more businesses (like Pilot) to give community grants; we’d have a stronger tax base to support public schools. It all starts with business growth. He wants jobs that pay $25 an hour with health and retirement benefits; not more fast-food restaurants.

Rehder is regional Teacher of the Year

Karen Rehder, Knox County’s middle school Teacher of the Year, has won the East Tennesee Regional Teacher of the Year title. Farragut Middle School principal Heather Karnes made the announcement March 11. Rehder now has to complete more work to submit for competition on the state level.

Pellissippi State presents ‘Handler’ Neil Ervin and Katie Treece in a scene from “Handler,” a play about faith and forgiveness to be presented at Pellissippi State on Hardin Valley Road at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, March 25-26 and April 1-2, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3. Donations of $12 will be accepted. Info: 694-6684. Photo by Stephen M. Wilson

COLLEGE NOTES King College ■ Mark Bauerlein, author of the best-selling book, “The Dumbest Generation,” will speak at King College and the Bristol Public Library on Monday, March 28, as part of the ongoing lecture series presented by the Buechner Institute at King College. Info: Dale Brown at 423.652.4156 or

LMU ■ Despite the problems resulting from the earthquake that rocked Japan on March 11, a group of students from Kanto, Japan, will arrive as scheduled at LMU today (March 21). They will stay until May 7.

Pellissippi State ■ Ken Swayne, an associate professor in the Engineering Technology program, will discusses solar energy and how

Farragut Middle School teacher Karen Rehder (standing) talks with students Jackson Cox, Ian Hodge and Melissa Yu during reading groups. Group members not pictured are Sara Atkins and Kendall Clay. Photo by L. Furtner individuals can produce their own power on from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the Goins Building at the Hardin Valley campus. The community is invited to this free event. ■ Jazz Band and Bluegrass Concert is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in the Clayton Performing Arts

Center on the Hardin Valley Road campus. Donations will be accepted. Info: Bill Brewer, music program coordinator, at 694-6701 or lwbrewer@ ■ Pellicon 2011 offers a wide variety of activities – all centered on sci-fi, anime, role playing and games – March 26-27 at the Hardin Valley

Road campus. Admission ranges from $5 to $20. Info: 694-6486 or wjfarrell@pstcc. edu/.

Muslim; Rabbi Beth Schwartz with Temple Beth El; Jim Foster with the Peacebuilding Institute; Sister Margaret Turk with Mercy Medical Center; the Rev. Mitra Jafarzadeh, minister at West Side Unitarian Universalist Church; and Catholic Permanent Deacon Patrick Murphy-Racey. Info: 694-6708.

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‘Found, featured, then forgotten’ New book critiques media coverage of Vietnam Veterans Against the War PULL UP A CHAIR … | Jake Mabe


hey came home changed, many in pieces, leaving limbs, lives, hearts, minds, buddies, youth and innocence back there somewhere, in a place called Vietnam. They came home to hostility, maybe, to indifference, definitely. Fifty-eight thousand, two hundred and sixty-seven of them didn’t come home at all. Some of them came home disgruntled, disillusioned, determined. Some of them joined a group called Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW). Other than for a few minutes in the spring of 1971, they, too, were ignored. UT journalism professor Dr. Mark Harmon’s new book, “Found, Featured, then Forgotten,” isn’t a history of the VVAW. Those stories, he says, have been told well by others. Harmon sifts Mark Harmon through primary sources – government documents, hearing transcripts, poll data, television newscasts collected in the Television News Archive at Vanderbilt University. He has interviewed the four main leaders of the VVAW. His book shares their collective experience as it relates to American network television news coverage and examines why their protests largely went untold. It debunks myths. And, if you look for it, it teaches a few lessons, about mistakes that hopefully will not be made again. “I wanted to tell the story of the media – because that’s what I do.” Harmon debunks historical revisionist notions that the American press led the opposition to the war. “In fact, they were a trailing indicator of the opposition and were never consistent,” Harmon says. ABC News anchor Howard K. Smith, for example, was an unapologetic hawk, as was NBC News co-anchor Chet Huntley. Even after the January 1968 Tet Offensive, which many consider the war’s watershed, anti-war news coverage, particularly about the VVAW, remained spotty and skeptical. He debunks the notion that the opposition was led by upper

income intellectuals. Polling data from the period reveals it began among “working class families who were doing the fighting and dying,” Harmon says. Based on the Vanderbilt archive, Harmon writes that U.S. TV networks aired 44 stories involving the Vietnam Veterans against the War. Early coverage was all but nonexistent. Even news organizations were not at first convinced that VVAW members were actually veterans. (Some began carrying their discharge papers as proof.) The VVAW began holding major protests in 1970. The little TV coverage given to their activities was mainly done by local media at the particular protest site. In Detroit in early 1971, the VVAW held the so-called Winter Soldier “hearings” into war atrocities. These, too, were largely ignored. All that changed in April 1971 with Dewey Canyon III, VVAW protests held in the Washington, D.C., area. Named for the last major U.S. Marine offensive of the Vietnam War (a connection largely missed by reporters at the time), the protests included vets throwing their medals and ribbons over a wire fence at the U.S. Capitol toward a statue of Chief Justice John Marshall, a march to the Pentagon and a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee highlighted by the testimony of a Navy veteran named John Forbes Kerry. “Now we are told,” Kerry testified to applause, “that the men who fought there must watch quietly while American lives are lost so that we can exercise the incredible arrogance of Vietnamizing the Vietnamese.” In the well-spoken, well-coiffed Kerry, the TV reporters finally found a comfortable face to represent the VVAW. “Most (of the others) were more typical of the GIs,” Harmon says, “draftees, working class, who weren’t necessarily counterculture but did wear their hair long and dress in fatigues (and) may not have presented an image that resonated in American homes. Kerry was an approachable person, a well-spoken patrician with an upper class manner … who was saying the same thing the guys on the street were saying. “The vets knew they needed to make a good TV presence, be nonviolent and maintain a separate existence (from the student and civilian protestors).” Although Chief Justice Warren Burger ruled that the veterans had to leave the Washington Mall by a certain point, President Richard Nixon, who had closely monitored

The medals toss included plastic toy weapons as well. Photos courtesy of VVAW

“Found, Featured, then Forgotten” by Mark A. Harmon can be downloaded for free through Newfound Press at http://www. pubs/harmon/. It includes links to related audio and video clips and other material of interest. As of March 16, 77 people had downloaded the entire book and 71-89 had downloaded individual chapters.

Dewey Canyon III, aftermath of the medals toss.

Vets camped near the Capitol for Dewey Canyon III.

the VVAW’s activities and whose aides worked to discredit them as actual veterans, decided not to have them forcibly removed. “Just let them raise hell,” Nixon told his counsel, John W. Dean III. (Harmon reveals in the book that Nixon’s Watergate “bag man” Tony Ulasewicz testified during the Senate Watergate Committee hearings that he understood presidential aide Charles Colson wanted to find records tying the Democratic Party to the VVAW during the June 17, 1972, break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate office complex in order to strip the VVAW of its taxexempt status.) Harmon writes that, according to Kerry biographer Douglas Brinkley, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution told a Vietnam vet during Dewey Canyon III, “Son, I don’t think what you’re doing is good for the troops.” “Lady,” the vet replied, “we are the troops.” Twenty-six of the 44 news stories on the VVAW aired during Dewey Canyon III. But, just more than a year later, the major news organizations missed the VVAW’s most powerful protest, 12,000 vets marching in virtual silence, in what Harmon describes as “platoon-like neat rows of four,” with guys in wheelchairs leading the way, toward the Hotel Fontainebleau, the site of the 1972 Republican National Convention,

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“a chance to tell their commander-in-chief that his Vietnam War policy was wrong.” It became known as the Last Patrol. “It had all the natural drama that the news should have picked up on,” Harmon says. But, by then, American involvement in the war was winding down. Street protests had begun to shrink. The news media took the position that they’d “already done the anti-war vet stories,” Harmon says. Plus, to be blunt, war protestors remained unpopular. Longtime CBS News correspondent Marvin Kalb told Harmon that by August 1972, the VVAW had “lost much of their earlier luster – and relevance. Nixon was pulling troops out of South Vietnam. … The VVAW was a kind of sideshow by then. Anti-war demonstrators didn’t cut it much anymore.” The VVAW began to split as members disagreed on tactics, ideology and mission. Some chose to focus on veteran’s benefits and the plight of those exposed to Agent Orange. The organization is still active today. The media, and the nation, wanted to move on, to put Vietnam in the past. It wasn’t that easy for the vets. Harmon interviewed VVAW leaders Barry Romo, Bill Davis, John Lindquist and Peter Zastrow while researching the book.

“This influenced the course of the rest of their lives. Barry Romo is still showing up at Iraq Vets Against the War meetings. Most of them began to doubt the war while they were still fighting it. (Their opposition) grew with their homefront experience, when they realized many Americans were living in a fantasy world.” Harmon says that one lesson from the media’s “coverage” of the VVAW is “don’t drop stories so quickly. Take a breath. Pause when you have to move on, but return to the story. News is done as if it and the public have attention-deficit disorder,” he says, echoing Walter Lippmann’s words that journalism is like a spotlight, “endlessly moving about.” The other lesson is more ominous. “The entire era is being stereotyped in such a way that it’s a falsehood,” Harmon says. “I’m afraid future generations will be ill informed.” He writes that, in many ways, “the run-of-the-mill VVAW member is … still fighting,” only now the battle is one “of fact versus fiction, a struggle for the historical memory of their social movement,” a fight to hold together the pieces shattered back there somewhere, in a place called Vietnam. Call Jake Mabe at 922-4136 or e-mail JakeMabe1@ Visit him online at http://jakemabe., on Facebook or at HallsguyJake.

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Grocery Store MALCOLM’S CORNER | Malcolm Shell


obbs’ Grocery Store in old Concord is gone, but the people who made it memorable live on for me. Russ Hobbs, the proprietor, saw the kids off when we boarded the school bus at his store in the morning and he greeted us when we returned. Russ was a World War II veteran. He served in the Pacific theatre where he piloted a landing craft that ferried troops ashore. Russ never talked much about his war experiences except with other veterans, and only then in a private manner. Russ loved kids, and he always had some surprise for us when we stepped off the bus in the afternoon, but you never knew what to expect. One specific afternoon sticks in my memory. As we stepped off the bus, we noticed Russ had caught a small garter snake. The girls ran screaming, of course, but one brave boy, in an attempt to impress the girls, asked Russ what he was going to do with it. Russ said, “Well, I am just going to wrap its tail around my hand, and then twirl it and pop its head off like a whip.� This kid said, “Let me try that.� Russ handed the snake to the boy who twirled it and it wrapped around his neck. He ran across the railroad tracks and into the lake making funny little “yipping� sounds. Somewhere along the way the snake fell off, and he didn’t make the impression on the girls that he intended. Russ always kept a big roll of bologna and a hoop of sharp cheddar cheese out loose on the counter. As near as I can remember, the only electric cooler in the

store was for cold drinks. Sometimes in the summer Russ would put a piece of paper over it to ward off flies. But standing and watching him slice that bologna and cheese made my mouth water. He did it like an artist might create a sculpture, and watching that bologna roll off the knife blade sharpened my appetite. One memory is not exactly pleasant. When we got off the school bus, we would all go in and get a soft drink and either a moon pie or a bologna and cheese sandwich. My parents began to notice that often I was not hungry at dinner time. I had watched the other kids say “charge it,� and I thought that was pretty simple, so I started saying “charge it.� About a month passed, and my father became aware of the tab I had run up and confronted me with it. I said, “Dad, You don’t have to pay for anything, you just say ‘charge it.’ � I quickly learned there was more to it than that, and for the next several months I had to make payments out of my allowance to cover my debt. The store attracted some fascinating characters. In the winter they would gather around a pot bellied stove and talk and play checkers. In the summer they sat on a wooden bench at the front of the store and whittled. Their discussions were always very “intellectual.� One argument that I remember is whether a hog actually had a neck, and I am not sure how that question was ever resolved. Although I never considered it then, as I look back on it I don’t recall those characters ever work-

ing. There were no welfare programs in those days, and it’s still a mystery to me where they got their money. Most were reasonably well-dressed, and some were even putting kids through school. One memorable fellow was Sam Calloway. Sam’s family was among the first settlers of the village, and he lived in a stately old home called Calloway’s Landing. Sam had a law degree but practiced for only one day. The word was that he tried one case and lost it and never set foot inside a courtroom again. Sam spent most of his life hanging out at Hobbs’ Store and “settling arguments� among the whittlers and checker players with his wisdom. I remember one day someone asked Sam when he was going to hang out his shingle and start practicing law. Sam answered: “I’m not mad at anybody. I don’t want to put anyone in jail.� Today, the stately, old stone building still stands on what was once Front Street, now Lakeshore Drive, and every time I drive by I can almost see the cast of characters that sat on the bench and whittled. The benches remain, but Russ passed away a number of years ago, and another company now occupies the building. Old Concord was a great place for a kid to grow up. It was a time when knowledge of any mischievous deed you pulled usually arrived home before you did. People were supportive and protective of each other, and the most serious crimes were an occasional theft of a watermelon in the summer, or a scuttle bucket of coal or a few sticks of firewood in the winter.

CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations. I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, I will remember. ‌ (Genesis 9:12-15a)


almost missed it. Had it not been for a phone call that came as I was putting on my coat to leave the office, I would have missed it all. But my Jordan called to tell me she is coming for the weekend, and we chatted for a few minutes. While we talked, the sun disappeared, and the heavens opened. Drenching rain for the drive home. Fine, I thought, with disgust. Still, I was glad that my daughter had called. I pulled my hood over my head and ran for the car. It is March in East Tennessee, so, as we like to say, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a few minutes.� By the time I turned off Broadway, the sun was coming out, and when I turned onto Tazewell Pike, there it was. Now, I have seen rainbows. I have pictures of a triple rainbow I took one day when I was a stay-at-home mom in New Jersey. I have seen rainbows that were full circles when we had a private plane. (It is the ground that cuts the rainbow into an arc; from a loftier perspective one can see the arc continue all the way around into a perfect circle.) But this was a rainbow such as I had never seen. It was almost perfect. I could see clearly five distinct bands of color of the seven that are present in the spectrum. And what is more astounding, I could see both ends of the bow, coming down, down, down, all the way to the ground.

Now we wait TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West


ow we wait. And wonder. And speculate. Is the Bruce Pearl entanglement the end of Tennessee basketball as we now know it? What is the world record for negative publicity? How many times can you say unethical conduct and eight-game suspension and bumprule violation? How much polish and how long does it take to restore the bright, shiny image? Will NCAA punishment be less if Pearl is gone? Would Pearl’s departure, with appropriate thank-you compensation for past success, be in the best interest of all concerned? The dearly beloved, deeply offended and sadly

scarred Southeastern Conference? A university without fault? The coach and his assistants and their families? Players who chose Tennessee totally because of Pearl? Paying customers are divided. Some remain enthralled by Pearl’s enthusiasm and promotional skills. Some see the dilemma as a mere bump in the road. Some argue that everybody cheats, at least a little bit. Some are simply disappointed. Some are sincerely embarrassed. Some do not want to win at any cost. If or when Pearl is gone and athletic director Mike Hamilton remains, where would he go for

a coaching patch? Some with genius potential might not want the Tennessee job. Tough act to follow. Many obvious hurdles plus uncertainty. Which Volunteers will be Volunteers next season? Does the NBA really want Scotty Hopson and Tobias Harris? If millions are available, load up the truck, blessings on you and thanks for the good times. Will a goofy freshman transfer? Will signees show up without Pearl? Is there a point guard somewhere on the horizon? How does probation affect recruiting? How many scholarships and official visits will be lost in the penalty? Strangely enough, some

schools bounce back promptly. Tennessee has no experience overcoming major transgressions but there are close neighbors to ask. No matter how or when the Bruce Pearl era ends, when it is only a memory, what will it be? Will your choice be how close his Vols once came to the Final Four? The happy new year Tyler Smith debacle? Sunday victory over Kansas? Upset in Memphis? The 31-5 season and the Rupp Cup as 2008 national coach of the year? Will you remember when Bruce painted his face and chest and sat in the student section for a women’s game? Hokey or frat funny, it was an ESPN delight. Will you remember the coach who took his team to Eastern Europe, back to an awful chapter in history, to the remains of a concentration camp in the Czech Republic? Bruce transformed a basketball trip into a learning session about life and freedom. Will you remember his leap onto the stage with Kenny Chesney

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There is a sycamore tree not far from that turning that I just love: its white bark and spectacular branches are beautiful any time of year, but on that afternoon, the white skin of the tree was bathed in rainbow colors. On the other side of the road, I could see the other end of the bow, setting the woods aglow. If I believed in pots of gold, I would have known exactly where to find them. Equally astonishing was the insistence of this sign of God’s promise. I kept watching it (with one eye on the road, at least most of the time). I was drinking in this miracle that seemed reluctant to go away. With the twists and turns in the road, my view of it changed, but the steady vibrant colors never wavered, and the feet of the bow were planted firmly on the earth. I didn’t care if other drivers thought I was crazy. I was of the opinion that they were pretty oblivious! Don’t you see it? I wanted to yell at them. Look! Here is a miracle of love and grace! A gift of joy flung across the sky by your Maker! A promise of a covenant that will last as long as the earth and sun and rain. But part of me – quite selfishly – wondered if it were a singular miracle, just for me. I wondered if the other drivers couldn’t see it at all because it was a sign for my eyes only: a covenant, a talisman, a gift, a promissory note of joy to come.


or how he was almost tossed from a high school gym for offering too much help to officials? Will you recall Mike Hamilton’s early description: “The thing about Bruce is that he has the combination of an incredible work ethic to go along with a healthy fear of failure, and you add to it that he’s a very bright guy.� Or what Pat Summitt said: “He’s just so dynamic, so engaged. It’s fun being around him, fun to be around someone who always sees the good in everything.� Or maybe you will remember the infamous press conference and the tears in his eyes when he said he was sorry. And he was. Nobody likes getting caught in a lie. It has been said that Bruce Pearl brought winning, an uptempo style, winning, a powerful personality, winning, excitement and fun, winning, PR genius and winning to Tennessee basketball. Do remember that. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is



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■Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services (CADES) will host the monthly Caregiver’s Support Group 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, in room 226 of Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Dr. Guest speaker Bob Coyne will discuss “taking care of the caregiver.� Everyone is invited. Info: 675-2835. ■ Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 S. Northshore Dr., will host a Stephen Ministry Workshop 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9. The workshop will explain how Stephen Ministry works. Cost is $15 ($50 for four or more from the same congregation). Info and RSVP: 314-428-2600 or visit www.stephenministry. org/workshop. ■ 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. ■ 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.

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

■Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 Northshore Drive, will host “The Brotherhood of St. Andrew� 7-8 a.m. each Thursday for prayer and study. Info: www.knoxvillascension. org.

Youth ■The WordPlayers and Samaritan Ministry will present “The Inner Circle� by Patricia Loughrey 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Middlebrook Christian Ministries, 1540 Robinson Rd. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Admission is free. Info: 539-2490. ■ Rocky Hill Baptist Church, 7409 Northshore Drive, invites kids to the Word of Life Club on Sundays at 5:45 p.m. There will be games, Bible study and more. Info: www. ■ Concord Christian School is now enrolling for the 2011/2012 school year. Info: 288-1617.

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Saturday, April 2, in the family life center gym. The sale will also be open to church staff and participants only 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Online registration for vendors will end noon Tuesday, March 22. Info: â– Beaver Ridge UMC , 7753 Oak Ridge Hwy, is looking for crafters to participate in a craft fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in the family life center. Spaces are $20 with a table and two chairs included. Only original, handcrafted items will be sold. Info: E-mail Julie at julie-graham@comcast. net or call the church at 690-1060.

■First Baptist Concord will hold a boater’s safety class 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 28-29, and Thursday, March 31, in the fellowship hall of the Kingston Pike campus, 11704 Kingston Pike. To register: 675-5680.

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■The Knoxville Jewish Alliance will host Comedy Night with Michael “Ziggy� Danziger 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center, 6800 Deane Hill Dr. Tickets are $10. Everyone is invited. Info: 690-6343.

■First Baptist Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike, will hold a children’s consignment sale 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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■Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Hwy, has open registration for summer and the 2011-2012 school year sessions of preschool and Parent’s Day Out. Info: Lori or Lisa, 531-2052.

■Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Dr., will sponsor a children’s consignment sale 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 26. The sale will be closed noon to 12:30 p.m. and a half-price sale will be held 12:30 to 2 p.m. The sale will include toys, books, furniture and more. Info: 966-6728 or visit www.

West Hills Elementary students Landen Looker, Aiden Laing, Blake Shoopman, Erin Kelly, Anastasia James, Jannat Bahanni and Brody Carter hold a banner for the upcoming kindergarten performance of “How Does Your Garden Groove?� to be held noon Thursday, March 31. Photos by L. Furtner

■First Farragut UMC, 12733 Kingston Pike, invites everyone to “Wednesday Night Live,� 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Enjoy a homecooked meal with your family and have some fun and fellowship. A family of four can have dinner for only $22. Info:

SCHOOL HAPPENINGS â– Spring photos will be taken of Bearden Elementary School students Wednesday, March 23. â–  Rocky Hill Elementary School PTO will host its annual rodeo 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 25. All proceeds go toward bringing Rocky Hill classrooms up to date on their technology standards. Info: 539-7844. â–  West Hills Elemen-

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There will be a Veterans Outreach Program 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, 9132 Kingston Pike. Veterans will receive free assistance in filing claims for disability compensation, healthcare benefits, burial benefits, survivors’ benefits and more. Info: Linda Bailey, 694-7102, Don Samuels, 741-2931 or call 215-5639.

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Kickoff to Dogwood Arts Festival “Dogwood After Dark,� the official kickoff party for the Dogwood Arts Festival, will be held 7-10 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at Latitude 35 on Market Square. Guests are encouraged to show their creativity by dressing “with attitude� for the event. Tickets are $75. Tickets: www. or 637-4561.

tary School will have Decade Day Friday, March 25. Students can dress from any decade they choose. Spring grounds clean up day is Saturday, April 2. â– Sequoyah Hills Elementary School will have Parent Conference Night 3-6 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Clean up day will be held 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 26. A Dr. Seuss program will

SPORTS NOTES â– A 30 minute speed clinic, each Monday through Thursday during March at Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center. Grades 3-5 will meet 4:30 to 5 p.m., grades 6-8 will meet 5 to 5:30 p.m. and grades 9-12 will meet 4 to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $25 a week for members, $45 a week for nonmembers. Info: Megan Miller, 531-5453.


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ages 9-14, excluding high school students. Games at Lakeshore Park. Guaranteed playing time, season from March 26May 21. Info: e-mail kyswc@aol. com or call 584-6403. ■Spring recreational baseball sign ups for Knox Youth Sports, ages 3-12. T-ball, coach pitch and player pitch. Games at Lakeshore Park. Guaranteed playing time, season from early April through early June. Info: e-mail or call 584-6403. ■ Spring recreational softball sign ups for Knox Youth Sports, ages 7-12. Games at Lakeshore Park. Guaranteed playing time, season from early April through late May. Info: e-mail or call 584-6403. ■ Open registration for CYF Football based at CAK for additional seven, eight, nine and 10-year football teams. Teams will play in AFC and NFC divisions. Rosters capped when full. Info: Jeff Taylor, 765-2119. ■ Three players are needed to fill Cherokee 11u’s spring roster. Will play in the Knoxville area and possibly two out of town tournaments. Info: Rex, 765-0306. ■ Three players are needed for 12u traveling team. Info: 466-0927. ■ One pitcher or first baseman is needed for Naturals 12u roster. Info: 742-9911 or email

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West High students go to Harvard West Rebels By Betty Bean Greg Tate says it’s good to be Lamar Alexander. Even if it’s only for a day or two at the Harvard Model Congress, where West High School history teacher Lou Gallo took a contingent of 14 juniors and two seniors to spend four days learning how Washington works. The students were assigned roles to play, and Tate got to be the senior senator from his home state. “It was a lot of fun,” he said. “It was a neat experience to play the senator from my own district. My committee was Energy and Commerce, and we were given specific topics we had to work on. I had the

Oil Sands research bill (the Oil Sands Energy Security Act of 2010). I argued for government funding to push the industry forward.” Tucker Karnes said his favorite thing was meeting people from all over the country. Rainey Shattuck agreed, and said that, in fact, they got to meet people from other countries, too. “The team we went up against was from Jordan, and getting to talk with them was an experience in itself.” Liz Kemp, who was assigned to work in the press corps, deemed the experience, “one of the best trips in my whole life. The next week

West High students participating in the Harvard Model Congress are (front) Raney Shattuck, Liz Kemp and Tucker Karnes; (rear) Greg Tate and Chandler Jones. Photo by Betty Bean we were all in a depression.” exciting experience. Chandler Jones, who “The role we had was served with Liz in the press if there was a committee corps, agreed that it was an where you didn’t know what

was going on, you had to go to the specific committees and find out. We had to leak certain info, give news about terrorist attacks and plans of action, and stuff like that.” Tucker said he got to debate issues that a real House committee would take up. “We wrote and passed bills and had a lot of interesting debate about global warming and the energy crisis. We were assigned parties and specific roles. I was Tim Holden of Pennsylvania.” Liz also loved being on the media team. “We got to act as real journalists. We were assigned committees and could come up with our own stories. We had a Democratic newspaper and a Republican newspaper that we handed out.”

Raney said her experience was a little different, since she was assigned to the Supreme Court. “We were assigned real cases that had been modified a little bit, and we had to argue both sides, acting as justices and lawyers, which required thinking on your feet on both sides of the courtroom. I learned a ton about case law and the format of the Supreme Court.” Throw in a tour of the Harvard campus, a “Best Lobbyist” award for Katie Clabough and a couple of amazing restaurants, and it’s easy to see why the West High contingent had such a good time, despite the minus 1 wind chill. “This is a great group of kids and they really made West High School proud,” Gallo said.

DECA serves up real-world experience By Wendy Smith Every Friday morning, Adam Ayers’ first block Marketing I class bakes cookies – lots of cookies. The classroom is equipped with four ovens that transform approximately 1,200

Bearden Bulldogs scoops of frozen Otis Spunkmeyer dough into warm, gooey cookies that are sold to happy Bearden students between first and second block classes. Ayers’ Marketing II class takes over the cookie stations halfway through the break, and finishes out the books. A meticulous log keeps track of every cookie baked, and each dollar received. Proceeds from the weekly cookie sale go toward the school’s DECA (Dis-

tributive Education Clubs of America) club. Membership in the club is required for Bearden’s Marketing II and Entrepreneurship classes. Ayers doesn’t just teach a class and sponsor a club. He runs a program that gives students exposure to realworld careers. One aspect of the program is competition. Twenty-two students participated in the district competition at UT, and 17 of those went on to the state event in early March. Four members of the club will advance to the International Career Development Conference, held at the end of April in Orlando, Fla. There are two parts to the state competition. Half of each student’s score comes from an online test taken at Bearden, and the other half comes from playing the role

of a marketing professional before a judge. Students can compete as individuals or as a team in categories ranging from finance to hospitality. Each student or team is presented with a scenario and given 10 minutes to come up with a solution. A possible scenario for the hospitality category might be that the “employee” is asked to create a marketing plan to increase hotel occupancy on weekends because most patrons are business travelers. Judges are local business people who work in each of the competition categories, and they also benefit from the competition, says Ayers. “They get to see future business people who will be working with them or competing against them.” Going to competition teaches students interperson-

Bearden seniors Jackie Schultz, Mallory Uekman, Avery Viagas and Haley Logsdon bag cookies for the DECA club’s weekly cookie sale. All four advanced from the state DECA competition to the International Career Development Conference, which will be held in Orlando in April. Photo by Wendy Smith

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Diagnosed with diabetes? An updated diet is key to controlling the disease In November of last year, 59-yearold Paul Foister of Knoxville thought he had the u. “I was just worn out,â€? he says. But a routine visit to the doctor revealed that Foister had much more than the u – he had type 2 diabetes. Some 25.8 million Americans have diabetes. Millions more likely have diabetes but are undiagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. After his diagnosis, Foister’s doctor sent him to the Fort Sanders Diabetes Center. There, he attended a three-day diabetes self-management training program to learn how to manage his disease. The experience was life-changing, he says. “The nutrition information they gave me was so valuable, I don’t know how anybody could manage their diabetes without it,â€? states Foister. “They have registered dieticians and nurses, and exercise physiologists. They talk to you about what you should do. They explain how diabetes affects the body and what can happen to you if you don’t do something about it.â€? In Foister’s case, he discovered Paul is managing his diabetes with diet he was eating way too many carbo- and exercise thanks to tips he learned hydrates. Since completing the Fort from the Fort Sanders Diabetes Center.

Sanders Diabetes Center program, he has made several lifestyle changes. He follows a carbohydrate-controlled meal plan and exercises. Foister now walks for 15 minutes, three times each day. He wants to manage the disease with diet and exercise, not medication. So far, he’s doing it. His weight has dropped from 314 to 276 pounds, and his high blood pressure and cholesterol levels have returned to normal. Foister is glad he took the time to learn about managing diabetes. “The side effects for diabetes are so severe,â€? says Foister. “You can lose your legs because your feet can get infected. It can also affect your kidneys and heart. I really don’t want to go there.â€? He mostly eats at home now, but when he eats out, Foister takes a copy of “The Calorie King Book, Fat & Carbohydrate Counter,â€? by Allan Borushek. It’s a paperback that lists thousands of foods and nutritional information about them. Foister also plans to follow up with the Fort Sanders Diabetes Center in a few weeks. “I thought the program was fantastic,â€? Foister says of the care at the Diabetes Center. “I think everyone who’s diagnosed with diabetes should deďŹ nitely go.â€?

Like Southern fried? Welcome e to tthe e ‘Diabetes abetes Belt’ et Centers for Disease Control and Pre-vention (CDC) researchers recently identiďŹ ed 15 southeastern states, including Tennessee, as the “diabetes belt.â€? Counties in these states have diabetes rates of more than 11 percent, compared to 8.5 percent for the rest of the United States. The study found that people living in the diabetes belt are more likely to be obese, with a less active lifestyle. Type 2 diabetes accounts for the majority, approximately 95 percent of all diabetes cases. The study also shows that 30 percent of the increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes is due to modiďŹ able risk factors, such as lack of physical activity and obesity. That means for people who don’t yet have type 2 diabetes, losing weight and exercising could reduce your chance of developing the disease. The full CDC study will be published in the April issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The diabetes belt includes parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and the entire state of Mississippi.

Fort Sanders Diabetes Center program is nationally recognized The Fort Sanders Diabetes Center is one of the few Diabetes SelfManagement Training (DSMT) programs in the Knoxville area to receive Education Recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Programs that achieve ADA Education Recognition have a knowledgeable staff of health professionals who provide expert patient education about diabetes self-management for participants. Applications for this prestigious designation receive a rigorous and thorough review, and the program must meet the high standards developed by the National Diabetes Advisory Board. Developing and improving patient self-care skills for diabetes management is one of the main goals of the Fort Sanders Diabetes Center and the ADA Educational Review program. Patients who manage their diabetes appropriately are less likely to be admitted to the hospital and often avoid many chronic problems. At the Fort Sanders Diabetes Center, nurses and dieticians know education is the key to managing the disease. “In diabetes management, the person with the disease is the one responsible for managing themselves. They have to have the tools to do that, or they’re in the dark,� explains Mary Rouleau, manager of the Center.

Adults with type 1, type 2, gestational diabetes and pre-diabetes can be served at the Center, which is covered by most insurance plans. Patients typically spend about nine hours in education training sessions, followed by another visit six

months later. Phone help is available if needed. During the Fort Sanders Diabetes Center Diabetes Self Management Training program, participants receive an individualized meal plan with guidelines for a

moderate-carbohydrate intake. Diabetes meal planning, using Carbohydrate Counting, offers more flexibility than many people realize. Those newly diagnosed with diabetes are pleased to find that they can still include

most of their favorite foods, in moderation. Fort Sanders Diabetes Center dietitians also provide strategies for dining out. The education sessions also include information about preventing complications from diabetes and developing strategies to make important but sometimes difficult changes in diet and activity levels. “We know now that diabetes can be prevented with modest lifestyle changes,� says Rouleau. “It is hard for people to change their lifestyle and habits. We don’t expect people to turn their whole life upside down, so we set small measurable goals. The Fort Sanders Diabetes Center Diabetes Self-Management Training program is offered during the day and evening at the main location at Fort Sanders West. Services are also provided at the Diabetes Center’s other locations in Knox, Roane, Loudon and Sevier counties. Most health insurance plans, including Medicare, provide coverage for diabetes education. The Fort Sanders Diabetes Center staff can provide help with the referral process. For more information, call the Fort Sanders Diabetes Center at 865-531-5580.



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Carmen is a two-year old female chocolate and butter tortoiseshell cat with unusual markings. She has a wonderful personality and is a gentle and affectionate girl. You can meet Carmen at Young Williams Animal Center’s main facility at 3201 Division St. 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 to 6 p.m. Info:

ANIMAL EVENTS ■ The East Tennessee Bloodhound rescue group will host Hounds Day 2011 Saturday, April 16, at Tractor Supply in Halls. There will be demonstrations, drawings and lots of Bloodhounds. ■ Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR), 11800 Highway 11 East, will host its 17th annual tack swap 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 25. There will also be an open house 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. Info: 988-4711.

Seminar on vascular disease and dementia Mercy Health Partners’ March “Healthy in the City” seminar will be held 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, at Café 4 on Market Square. Participants will receive information on the relationship between vascular disease and dementia in an effort to help reduce the risk of dementia later in life. Boardcertified geriatric psychiatrist Melanie Fuertes-Hunt, M.D., will be the featured speaker. Admission is $5 and includes lunch and a gift. Space is limited. RSVP by Thursday, March 24: www. or call 632-5200.

Northside Kiwanis to hold pancake jamboree The Kiwanis Club of Northside Knoxville will hold its 39th annual Pancake Jamboree and Bake Sale 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at St. John’s Lutheran Church (on North Broadway at Emory Place). Proceeds benefit the club’s service fund for community projects primarily focused on children. A family ticket (for four) is $10. Tickets can be purchased from any club member or by calling Jake Mabe at 922-4136.

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him out at the crack of dawn, I handle Daniel’s breakfast most of the time. “It’s too early for a pop, Buddy,” I reply. “You can have a (soy) yogurt or (whole wheat) toast with (sugar free) jelly.” That normally settles the matter until the yogurt is consumed, at which point Daniel will ask for chips. “It’s too early for chips,” I repeat. “But you can have an apple or a banana or raisins.” Cue Cute-pocalypse or toddler meltdown, and I stand strong against both, refusing to let junk food enter the realm of breakfast. That is until last weekend, when I got out of the shower to find Daniel and Zac munching Pringles at 8 a.m. Did you ever hear Bill Cosby’s story about choco-

late cake for breakfast? Remember when his wife found out? That was me. Zac’s reply? “He finished his yogurt, and then he asked for chips, so I thought it was OK.” “He asks for chips every morning after his yogurt, but I don’t give them to him,” I seethed. “What’s next? Three-martini lunches? A nice cup of coffee before bed? Way to undermine my parental authority!” Meanwhile, sensing the party’s end, Daniel munched down the remaining Pringles. Zac looked contrite, and I grumbled some more. Big surprise, Dad’s the fun one. In 15 years, I’ll be pressing Daniel to take a sweater on prom night, and Zac will be telling him where to find the best bail bonds. Hopefully, Daniel will end up somewhere in the middle. Contact Shannon Carey at shannon@

HEALTH NOTES ■ An open house for the newly redesigned Endoscopy Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center will be held 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24. Complimentary parking will be available and refreshments will be served. Enter through the Heart Hospital entrance at the Fountain Circle. Info: 305-6970. ■ Colonoscopy screenings will be held 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at UT Medical Center. To schedule a screening, call 305-6970. ■ The Knoxville 100 Health Expo “Health is in Your Hands” will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Holiday Inn at the World’s Fair Park. There will be free health screenings and information. Info: www.100blackmenof or call 531-7370. ■ An eight-week Tai Chi class for the Arthritis Foundation will be held Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Monday, March 28, in the fellowship hall of Highland Presbyterian Church, 721 East Lamar Alexander Pkwy in Maryville. Level one will be 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and level two will be 11 a.m. to noon. There will be an introductory class to level two 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, March 23. Class fee is $80; the introductory class is $20. Pre-registration is required. Info: www.smoky or 803-8887. ■ UT Medical Center’s Heart and Lung Vascular Institute and Aortic Center will present an educational meeting about abdominal aneurysms and a screening that can detect the condition 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Wolf Kaplan Center in Neyland Stadium (enter through gate 21A). NFL legend Joe Theismann will take part in the meeting. Free parking and admission. RSVP required: 305-6970.

■ A class focusing on Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in the workplace will be held 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 30. The class is offered by the University of Tennessee’s Personal and Professional Development Program. RSVP: 974-0150. ■ “Stress and How it Affects Your Health” will be presented noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the West Knoxville Library, 100 Golf Park Dr. Sponsored by the Foundation for Wellness Professionals. Free admission. RSVP: 659-2733.

■ 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.

■ YWCA Club W has added a hula hooping class to its community exercise schedule, held 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Info: http://

■ 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.

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■ 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.

■ 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

■ 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 Avenue. Info: Rebecca Gill, 602-7807 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

Foghorn String Band Jubilee Community Arts will present the Foghorn Stringband 8 p.m. Friday,

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support group meetings and several classes are held on the third Wednesday of each month. No charge. Info: 548-1086.

■ 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.

March 25, at the Laurel Theater. The group plays old-time string band music rooted in American folk tradition. Tickets are $14. Tickets: 523-7521 or at the door.


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Workshop at ETTAC The East Tennessee Technology Access Center (ETTAC), 116 Childress St., will host a workshop 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. Two of Humanwareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

is required by Friday, April assistive reading devices, 1. Info: 219-0130. the ClassMate Reader and the Intel Reader, will be demonstrated. Both dePhotography vices are great for helping contest students with low vision and for help with reading Knox Heritage is holding comprehension Admission a contest for photographers is free although registration to participate in the organi-

zationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Art and Architecture Tour. Professional and amateur photographers 16 or older can submit photos of historic buildings located in and around The Old City. The winning photos will constitute the tour route Friday, May 6,

and will be displayed at the Emporium throughout June. Entries must be received no later than Thursday, March 31. Winners will be notified mid-April and publicly announced the day of the tour. Info: or 523-8008.

River Rescue Ijamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nature Center will host the 22nd annual River Rescue 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, to help clean up the Tennessee River. Info: 577-4717 ext. 24.

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Australian Cattle dogs SHELTIE PUPPIES, (Heelers) reg., reds AKC reg, 1 M, 1 F, or blues, pet/work sable, $300. Call 865or show quality, 423659-0979; 865-992-3574 626-7519 relindsey2 KNX750811 LENOIR CITY, 3 BR WEST HIGHLAND luxury duplex, 2 BA, 1 KNX749214 TERRIERS, AKC car gar, great loc. $875. 865-388-0610 Australian Shepherd reg., $300. 865-9631965 or 865-426-8317 Pups, NSDR, loyal LUXURY WATERFRONT KNX749102 social, healthy, $250$350. 931-808-6541 home for rent. Rarity YORKIE BABIES, KNX752099 Pointe Community, AKC reg, S&W UTD Lenoir City, TN, Blue Heeler pups, 6 & champ. pedigree, 423-745-0600 F $550, M $450. 8657 wks, reds & blues, 463-2049, 865-441-6161 Males only, $150. NORTH. Lrg new 4 BR, 865-494-8800; 742-9169 KNX751796 3 BA, master & 2nd BR KNX748955 on main, bonus, FP, 2 YORKIE-POOS car gar, $1950 mo+ dep. BOSTON TERRIER, 6 mos, shots, wormed, NO PETS. 865-310-3188 health guaranteed AKC female, date 748708 $250. 865-368-4980 whelped 7/7/10, $400. 865-244-6852 WEST, 1520 Foolish YORKIE PUPPIES, 7 KNX749506 Pleasure Ln. 3 BR, 2 wks. old, CKC reg., ba, fncd, comm. pool. BOXER PUPS, AKC 1st S&W, F $450, $1100/mo + sec dep. M $400. 931-707-9875 1st shots & wormed, No smoke, 865-216-7585 fawn, tails docked, KNX745972 dew claws, 865-230-4665 YORKSHIRE Terrier, male, AKC reg., 2 WEST, 4 BR, 3 BA, 2 BOXER PUPS, AKC, 1/2 lbs, 13 wks. old, kitchens, behind 7 wks old, vet ck'd, $350. 931-839-6390. Mall, stone frpl, lg. 1st S&W, $275. Call rec rm, new appl., 865-659-5291. new paint, hdwd KNX749017 Misc. Pets 142 floors, lawn care CHI-POOS, incl. $1200/MO. + EXCEPTIONALLY cute little fur balls, $1200 dep. 8017 Satame Sugar Gliders, M&F, small, S&W, bre. 865-399-7452 6 mos. boy & girl $250. 865-387-2859 KNX748893 $175 ea. 423-278-8168 KNX748786 WEST, Exec home, 4 br, 2 1/2 ba, 2 car DACHSHUNDS, AKC, 145 gar, 1207 Winglet Ln, Devon Cream (blonde), Free Pets 1 male 1 female, exc. 37922. $1550/mo. 3 BR, 2 1/2 ba, 2 car temperament, will del. $1000. 423-745-3718. gar fncd bk yard, ** ADOPT! * * KNX748995 816 Rising Mist Ln Looking for a lost pet or a new 37922 $1325/mo. English Mastiff AKC one? Visit Young-Williams 865-414-0392 pups, 3 mo. 3 left. champ Animal Center, the official KNX745336 bldln, lg parents, Reshelter for the City of duced $750. 423-519-0517 Knoxville & Knox County: KNX749041 Condo Rentals 76 3201 Division St. Knoxville. FRENCH BULL FTN CITY AREA DOG, fem., black & Condo Lease to purchase, brindle, $800/b.o. * * * * * * * * 2BR, 21/2 bath, $800.00 865-363-9643 mo + $40.00 HOA mo. KNX752377 Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market 150 Call 865-679-8105. GERMAN SHEPHERD WEST FARRAGUT Puppies, AKC, 1 M, 4X5 QUALITY HAY, AREA, 2 BR, 2 1/2 2 F, 12 wks, $500. 865dry. $15/ea obo. BA, loft room, gar. 397-5730 ask for Karen Gibbs/Corryton area Shows like new. KNX750838 Call 865-705-6516 Year lease w/dep. GERMAN Shepherd KUBOTA $900 mo. 865-405-5908 DIESEL PUPPIES, AKC, 750209 4WD, B6100 w/6 at$300 each. Clinton tachments. $4,400. 865-457-9097. Willow Place Condos 865-546-6438 2 BRS, 2 BAS, 1 car garage , laundry OVER 400 laying connections, all kitchen hens, many breeds $850. 931-581-0697 appliances included, & ornamentals, the $750/mo. $500 dep. 1 yr best eggs will come KNX748698 lease required. 389-8244 from your backyard flock. Wisner Farms, Golden Retriever 865-397-2512 American & Manfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d Homes - Sale 85 Puppies. English. Champion lines. $800. 336-376-5200 Flowers-Plants 189 KNX752404

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Close to UT/dwntwn, 2 172 acres very private, BR, 1 BA, $600 mo. Views To Die For! + $500 sec. dep. End of Scenic River 865-660-9988 Rd, Monroe Co. adj. to Tellico Reservoir, $1.3M. NEAR I-75 Ftn. City/ Golden Retriever John 770-458-8252 Inskip, modern 2 pups, AKC, 1st shot, BR, W/D conn., no parents on site, $250. COUNTRY ACREAGE pets $495, 2 yr lse, 865-922-2324; 865-661-2324 cr ck, 865-522-4133 By Owner, 5 Acres, KNX751838 WELL MAINTAINED beautiful wooded home 16x80 mobile home WEST - FAMILY site, for recreation or PYRENEES in park, $16,000. GREAT permanent. Lake near NEIGHBORHOOD 2BR, 1.5BA, pups, 6 wks. 1 Fe865-206-0566 by for fishing. 1 hr. laundry rm, new carpet, lg bkyd, 1 yr male, 3 males, $200 from Knoxville. $14,900, lease, small pets welcome $695 mo ea. 423-784-7780 owner financing. KNX749406 $250 dam. dep. 216-5736 or 694-8414 Trucking Opportunities 106 931-265-7697 MALTI-POOS 2M, 2 F Little Pups, Houses - Unfurnished 74 CDL Local Training 10Cute Wks., $250-$300. Lakefront Property 47 for Werner & others. 865-246-9446, 986-7423 $975 weekly + benefits$. 3BR, 2BA HOUSE NORWEGIAN ELK BEAUTIFUL Big Ridge Area. CDL & job in 3 wks. Home LAKEFRONT LOC. $670, 1st & last month. weekends. No Layoffs. HOUND PUPS, M&F, AKC, 6 wks, beautiful. IN FARRAGUT! Call 865-755-2160. Financial assistance avail. $300. 423-234-0476. 1587 SF, 3BR, 2 full BA, For a new career call LR, DR, & den, new Affordable 2 BR, 1 ½ 1-877-548-1864 POODLE NURSERY, heat & air, new carpet, BA, quiet neighborWe Have All Sizes, fresh paint, 2+ car hood near West High all colors. Pups are reg., gar., cook's kitchen School. W/D included. 109 have shots, health w/all appls., covered Nice front & back yard General guarantee & wormed. porch overlooking lake, fenced in. Pets maybe. Our nursery is full. dock w/roof & deck, $500 dep, $500 mo. Tired of going to $175 & up. 423-566-0467 boat lift. Move-in Ref's req'd . 250-4837. boring jobs? ready!! 865-300-5645 KNX748647 Make $750-$1000 PUG PUPPIES, or 865-414-3227. 9 wks. old, 1st S&W, a week and have Convenient to Pleasant 749601 beautiful markings a good time doing it. Ridge Road, a 2 BR, 1 $350. 865-659-6993 Dockable Lakefront Must be 21 with BA, North Knoxville. KNX752389 lots at drastically Nice yard & front a valid license. reduced prices. porch tucked away in Call 865/455-1365 PUPPY NURSERY. This upscale Loudon a quiet neighborhood. Many different breeds community is close to Washer/Dryer conn. Maltese, Yorkies, west Knoxville, Pets maybe. $550 dep, Business For Sale 131 Malti-Poos, Yorki2 miles off I-75. $550 mo. Ref's req'd. Poos, Shih-Poos, shots Featuring 1+ acre 865-250-4837. & wormed. Health Home DÊcor & Amish waterfront lots and KNX748649 guar. 423-566-0467 foods retail store, scenic lake view lots with all utilities. Only FARRAGUT. Lrg 4 BR, beautiful dntn Loudon. PUPPY SALE! Puppy $75,000. 865-657-7057 14 lots remain. These 2.5 BA, 2 car gar, Zone at 8235 KingKNX741857 lots will all be sold Jacuzzi tub, FP, $1950 ston Pike next to well below appraised mo+dep. 865-310-3188 Chuck E Cheese. Call value. All offers con748711 865-690-5252 or come Business Equipment 133 sidered. Investment by for more info. HALLS. 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, deal of lifetime. carpet, cent h/a, appls COMMERCIAL Grade YO-BICHON PUPS, You must see this furn + DW, rec rm w/frpl, File Cabinets, used. CKC reg, shots & community. Call 2 car gar, deck. $975 mo 2, 3, 4 & 5 drawers. wormed, 2 males, Rick at 865/300-7791 + $500 dep. 423-504-2679 Call 865-363-3904. $250 ea. 423-767-4600. KNX744091

BRADFORD PEARS 17' tall $20, Bradford Pears 6' tall $6. 865-719-8617

Lawn-Garden Equip. 190 JOHN DEERE XD45 14HP Hydro, 48" deck, tri-cycler, mulcher, electric start, Sulky, 125 hrs. $2,800 nego. 865-806-6049

Buildings for Sale 191 Steel arch bdgs! Thousands off! Spring clearance! Canceled orders, repo's. 30x35, 16x234, 25x36, others. Ltd supply, selling for bal owed. Add'l display program savings. 866-352-0469

Machinery-Equip. 193 2004 BOBCAT S-250, cab, 2 buckets, tilttach, 1500 hrs, $21,500. 865-705-1875 KNX749544 FORD F550 DUMP TRUCK, 2000, XL, power stroke diesel, 118K mi., 7x11 steel bed, cargo cover, AM/FM, air, $15,900. 865-494-7947

Music Instruments 198 1960 Henry F. Miller upright with bench, exc. cond. $500 obo. Call 865-458-4236.

MANDOLIN & instruction books with DVD, $225. 865-986-5177

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VISION 200 DC Bass CORVETTE Pace Car Boat 1989. Boat, 1986, conv., yellow Guttering 333 motor, trailer, $6500/ w/black top. 48K mi. obo. 865-387-3350 $26,500. 865-755-4729. HAROLD'S GUTTER BEAUTIFUL Oriental KNX748274 SVC. Will clean look jewelry locking front & back $20 & display case, All glass Sport Utility 261 up. Quality work, shelving display cases, Campers 235 guaranteed. 945-2565 24,000 BTU air & heat FORD EXPLORER new window unit. 26' 2011 Puma travel Call 865-742-2763. Sport 2001, AT, trailer w/super slide, 4WD, wht, 2 dr, many upgrades, used 160k mi, good cond, $17,500. 865Household Furn. 204 twice, $4,995. 865-660-4029 933-1476; 719-7020 746839 KNX751165 Bob Timerlake Solid oak 54" round din- DENALI 2005 29', RK, HYUNDAI Santa Fe, 2004, 4WD, V6, 131k, Lawn Care 339 ing table. No chairs. 2 slides, CLEAN & everything works. $400. 865-977-7338 LOTS OF EXTRAS, $5,500. 865-696-8879 KNX751732 $15,200. 865-577-4796 KNX750401 pop-up TOYOTA 4-RUNNER Auctions 217 FLEETWOOD camper, 12-ft box, Ltd, 2006, 4 WD, V6, sleeps 8, hot water lthr., 76K mi, warr. heater, outside NEXT AUCTION: $24,000. 865-640-5987 shower, inside toilet, Tues April 5, 6pm $5,500. 925-3154. Cherokee Auction Co. See it at : Imports 262 10015 Rutledge Pike Corryton, TN 37721 BMW 2007 750Li, white FOREST RIVER 2006, Just 10 min from w/beige int., loaded, 34' 5th wheel toy zoo exit off I-40. 36K mi, cert. to hauler, 1 slide, 865-465-3164 or visit 100K mi transferable, comes with extras, a u c t i o nz i p .c o m non smoker, gar barely used. Stored kept, hand washed, T A L 2 3 8 6 FL 5 6 2 6 under awning. $27,000 exc cond. $42,500. obo. 865-310-5092. 423-337-1545 days; WILDCAT 2011 423-746-0530 nites Fishing Hunting 224 28 RKBS 5th wheel, ACCORD EX GUN SAFE - Cannon. NEW & warranty. HONDA 1997, runs great, Beautiful, 2 slides, Fits 33 rifles, must sell. $3900. $1000/obo. (paid $1800) easy towing, lots of Call 865-679-2100. extras. Bargain, 865-688-5177 $29,900. 865-933-4780. HONDA CIVIC 2004, 4 dr, ^ KNX751147 white, gray int. 104k ADCOX LAWN CARE Garage Sales 225 mi. Gd cond. AC, ra386-1517. Low rates, dio, $7200. 865-288-4061 satisfaction guar! FamMotor Homes 237 GARAGE SALE Harriily owned/operated. KNX749508 son Springs Ln. March BEST QUALITY & 25 9a-11a & March 26 FOREST RIVER 2008 HONDA CIVIC LX 2009 RATES! Locally 8a-noon. Ages 0-5 diesel pusher, 4 slides under 12K mi., light owned & operated in baby equip, toys & 340 Cummins, 21k mi, bus. use, 32 mpg, 4 1/2 satellite, warr, gar Gibbs. No job too big clothes. Asst'd books. yrs. of platinum warr. kept, many extras. or too small! Refs remaining. 1st $14,950 $125,000. 865-992-3547 avail. Mowing, trimDaryl @ 865-525-3131 KNX738552 ming, mulching, weeding, cleaning, leaf reNEAT NEW-MARK JAGUAR S Type, 2000 moval & more! Call V8, 112K mi., new Kountry Star, 37' 2 719-4762 for free est. tires, battery, etc. slides, 36K mi. CatSome engine repair. erpillar diesel, 6 $2,000. 423-215-0227 spd Allison, working desk, ex cooler/ MERCEDES 560 SL Painting / Wallpaper 344 Fountain City freezer. Accepting convertible, AA PAINTING Plaza across from offers Mon-Sat. 865- 1988 red w/blk int, all Int/Ext painting, 604-4657 the Duck Pond orig, soft & hard staining, log homes, KNX751879 tops, mint cond, pressure washing. Sat & Sun, April 124k mi, $18,000 obo 9 9 2 -4 0 0 2 2nd & 3rd or 6 1 7 -2 2 2 8 Motorcycles 238 865-992-0386 KNX746617 Reserve a table Harley Davidson VW JETTA SE 2009, 349 for $25. Open to Street Glide 2007, 2.5L w/5 spd. Gar kept, Pool Services black, chrome, $16,000 trade every 2 yrs. public & dealers. KUNTRY POOLS firm. 865-385-4362 $14,900. 865-690-7559 Openings start at HD 2003 Road King Clas$150. Wkly maint, sic, pearl white, many Sports salt s ystems , in264 KIDS CONSIGNMENT extras. must see ground & aboveSALE Sat March 26, $10,000. 865-603-2003 ground liners. InCHEVY SSR 2005, 10K 8-2 at Beaver Ridge stallation pros, refs mi., loaded w/cvr. UMC at Karns traffic avail. 388 -1752 Serious inq. only. light. Clothing newborn $33,900. 865-755-4729. to teen, toys, furn, low mi, like new cond $6800 firm. Serious equip, books & more. Pressure Washing 350 inquires only please SHELBY GT 500 Conv. Cash only please. 865-397-3102 2007, garaged, 4200 mi., $39,000 obo. Suzuki 1500 Intruder Call 865-719-2040. Boats Motors 232 1997, blk/chrome. Low KNX752381 mi, saddlebags, dual 17' BASS BOAT, pipes $4800. 865-604-3709 garage kept, KNX750505 Domestic 265 loaded. $5800. Dandridge 865-397-6883 SATURN AURA 2009, LOWE ALUMINUM 2006, low mi, like new loaded, like new tires, cond, $5500 firm. BASS BOAT. 40 hp well maint., 1 owner, Johnson, power tilt, Serious inquiries only $14,500. 423-767-4600. Johnson elec trolling please. 865-397-3102 motor, 2 aerated fish wells, 2 depth finders, Cement / Concrete 315 lockable rod box. Ask- Autos Wanted 253 ing $3000. 693-8469 AUTHENTIC CONCRETE specializing in decoraPONTOON BOAT, 22' A BETTER CASH tive concrete, drive2008, G3 Sun Catcher OFFER for junk cars, ways, sidewalks, slabs LX22 w/90 hp 2006 4 trucks, vans, running & more! Licensed & stroke Yamaha. or not. We also buy insured, free estiMinnkota 55 lb troll junk tractor trucks & mates. Call James at mtr, 2 Garmin 160 buses, aluminum 617-9396. color depth finders. rims & auto batteries. Drive on trlr, used 865-456-3500 very little. Asking Cleaning 318 ^ 25 Yrs. Exp! $18,000. 865-776-9891 KNX749612 Comm Trucks Buses 259 APT, RESTAURANT, & CAROL'S CLEANING BANK CLEANING SEARAY 300D, 2004, SERVICE 20 yrs exp, D&D PRESSURE blue hull, 2 fridge, 1986 BLUE BIRD BUS comm & residential. WASHING 2 - 15K Generators, all canvas, all upBonded & insured, refs & STEAM CLEANING Good Condition grades, great cond. avail. Call for quote For more info. email  Vinyl Siding $69k, 865-673-6300 323-9105  Driveways KNX735617  Decks Cleaned 750821 & Sealed SHARP HOUSEBOAT Elderly Care 324  Stucco 2004 on Norris Lake, 5  Gutter Whitening BR. $299,900. video go Low Rates, free est., to "You Tube" type in LICENSED CAREGIVER, licensed & Ins'd. She's Making Memoin-home or facility. Refs 100's of satisfied ries. 865-850-8781. avail, reasonable rates. customers! 986-1123 KNX751662 637-2999 or 382-4443

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Volunteering is a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;boomingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; business at Parkwest Baby Boomers have always made a huge impact and they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t showing signs of slowing down. This generation of movers and shakers is more likely to seek opportunities to volunteer than any other generation. At Parkwest Medical Center, 28 percent of the 150 volunteers are Baby Boomers. This statistic mirrors a national survey showing that 30.9 percent of the Baby Boomer generation volunteers regularly. This statistic includes those who have had no change in their labor status â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so they arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t only retirees. A â&#x20AC;&#x153;Baby Boomerâ&#x20AC;? is any one of the approximate 77 million Americans who were born between 1946 and 1964. Birth rates during this period were heavily inďŹ&#x201A;uenced by the return of soldiers from World War II. This generation experienced many historical events such as Woodstock, the Vietnam War and the John F. Kennedy presidency. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our volunteer program continues to grow and diversify,â&#x20AC;? said Parkwest Volunteer Services Coordinator Becky Boyd. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vol- Shari Lyons, Marcia Primer and Susan Brown are Baby Boomers and choose to volunteer at Parkwest in the surgery unteering at Parkwest allows the waiting area. perfect way to be placed in a volunteer role that works well for the individual and their schedule.â&#x20AC;? Trends show that not only do Baby Boomer volunteer rates grow each year as the generation ages, but they also continue with their commitments long-term. When key people are placed in volunteer positions that are custom to their skill set, a mutually rewarding relationship is created. Susan Brown, wife of Dr. Lytle Brown, has volunteered with Parkwest Medical Center since 2004. She was personally recruited by Dewdrop Rule, a charter volunteer who has been with Parkwest for 38 years when its doors ďŹ rst Above: Andy Weaver enjoys his volunteer shifts escorting opened. patients because he helps others and gets his exercise in at â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our children were growing up the same time. and this seemed like a great way for me to give back to the community,â&#x20AC;? said Brown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Volunteering At left: Baby Boomer Leslie Gallaher (standing) at Parkwest has been very fulďŹ llcherishes the friendship she has made with ing for me personally.â&#x20AC;? Dewdrop Rule at the main information desk. The recruiting cycle continued when Brown recently recommended her personal friend Shari Lyons to join her on her weekly shift in the surgery waiting area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to be able to volunteer alongside one of your friends,â&#x20AC;? said Brown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only Marcia Primer volunteers in Another Baby Boomer, Leslie did I know she was a great ďŹ t for the surgery waiting area with Gallaher, has been volunteering Parkwest, I knew that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d enjoy Volunteer Brown and Lyons. She worked as for about three years at the main the time we were guaranteed to Opportunities an imaging technician and recalls lobby information desk. see each other, too.â&#x20AC;? wanting to work in a hospital ever â&#x20AC;&#x153;I became interested in volunParkwest Medical Center is Last year, 95 percent of the since she was a little girl. teering here after my total joint currently seeking volunteers in Parkwest volunteers rated their â&#x20AC;&#x153;I read an article in the news- replacement,â&#x20AC;? said Gallaher who the following positions: volunteer satisfaction in a survey paper that Parkwest needed vol- is a retired teacher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve enjoyed N Admitting/Registration at 4.66 on a 5 point scale (5 beunteers,â&#x20AC;? said Primer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My chil- many volunteer roles throughout ing extremely satisďŹ ed). VolunN Emergency Care Center dren were grown, so I thought it my life, but volunteering with teers contributed a total of 36,761 N Imaging Services would be a great way for me to Dewdrop each Tuesday afternoon hours of service in 2010 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the N Joint Center get involved in the hospital atmo- â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a shift she has always held â&#x20AC;&#x201C; has equivalent of 17.67 full-time emN Main Lobby sphere again.â&#x20AC;? been a very touching experience ployees. This translates into a ďŹ Information Desk for me personally as we have beâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Being able to help others ďŹ nd nancial contribution of approxiN Surgery Waiting (early comfort by listening and provid- come close friends.â&#x20AC;? mately $750,000. mornings and evenings) ing updates to ease the familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Andy Weaver is a retired ďŹ â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like the steady hours and that anxiety is very rewarding. I also nance manager who likes to walk. If you are interested in Parkwest is close to my home,â&#x20AC;? volunteer in critical care, which is He is able to get his exercise in more information about said Lyons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of all, I enjoy often a very sensitive time for fam- while volunteering in outpatient volunteering, visit www. the ministry it gives me to help ily and loved ones,â&#x20AC;? said Primer. waiting where he escorts patients others. In my role, I communicate or contact Parkwest Volunteer Primer further added that she to endoscopy for their procewith the medical team and relay Coordinator Becky Boyd at is happy to lend a hand and share dures. messages to the patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loved 865-373-1556. a hug whenever itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needed during â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoy talking with the paones. You can see ďŹ rst-hand the relief that the updates provide.â&#x20AC;? stressful times likes these. tients and appreciate a chance to

Last year, 95 percent of the Parkwest volunteers rated their volunteer satisfaction in a survey at 4.66 on a 5 point scale (5 being extremely satisfied).



Parkwest Medical Center is seeking people who enjoy helping others to join its current network of more than 150 volunteers. Parkwest strives to be recognized as a model of excellence where every healthcare employee wants to work, every physician wants to practice, and every community member wants to receive care. If you are interested and would like to know more about volunteer opportunities at Parkwest or Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center, contact Becky Boyd at (865) 373-1556.

Sheron Lynn is a Baby Boomer who volunteers at Parkwest Medical Center and likes it on Facebook.

Baby Boomers Facebook From Woodstock to Facebook, Baby Boomers remain on the forefront in social trends. iStrategyÂŽ reported that this generation increased its use of Facebook from 1 million in 2009 to 10 million in 2010. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ability to reconnect with family and old friendships is the primary driver that causes boomers to start to experiment with Facebook,â&#x20AC;? said Brian Solis, new media expert and author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Engage,â&#x20AC;? told CBS News. Sheron Lynn, who volunteers at Parkwest, is on Facebook. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through the encouragement of my son, I started using Facebook,â&#x20AC;? said Lynn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really the most convenient way to keep up with your loved ones. I also enjoy following Parkwest because it keeps me updated on the latest medical news as well as special events and sales I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss.â&#x20AC;? Lynn is a fan of the Parkwest Medical Center Facebook page. If you are on Facebook and click â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;likeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Parkwest, you will receive a complimentary mouse pad while supplies last. Visit the page at parkwestmedicalcenter.

weave walking in as a workout. I believe the time walking with the patient helps them relax prior to going into their procedure,â&#x20AC;? says Weaver. Retired dentist, Gunby Rule, enjoys assisting patientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; families in the Parkwest critical care waiting area. He serves as a liaison between families and medical staff caring for their loved ones which help to ease their fears. â&#x20AC;&#x153;While volunteers give their time and talents to help others at Parkwest, they also enjoy the friendships that are made and the feeling of satisfaction they get by helping others,â&#x20AC;? Boyd said. If you are interested in more information about volunteering, visit or contact Parkwest Volunteer Coordinator Becky Boyd at 865-373-1556.

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300 pieces of art highlight community show

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• MARCH 21, 2011


A gift that keeps on giving

BRINK scores win on Western Avenue By Sandra Clark

Do you remember the first great book you read? How you couldn’t turn the pages fast enough and then were sad when you finally reached the end? There’s nothing quite like a really good book.

Mae Moody

Clark Hamilton

Alvin Nance Executive Director and CEO, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation

Lynn Redmon

Back in 1993, some folks who thought their end of town had been shortchanged on road construction formed an organization called Better Roads in North Knox, or BRINK. This writer (agreeing with their premise) followed their efforts. BRINK was funded by area businesses and individuals. The president then and now was an engineer from Norwood named Clark Hamilton. Clark and his neighbors were willing to join residents from Powell, Halls and Fountain City and sup-

transformations Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, our elderly and disabled residents at Cagle Terrace, Northgate Terrace, Love Towers, Isabella Towers and the Lee Williams Complex have easy access to well stocked libraries with plenty of books to choose from. The Friends of the Library is an organization dedicated to fostering a love of libraries, books and reading through community outreach, advocacy and support of the Knox County Public Library system and staff. Each year, they hold a used book sale to raise funds for the Library system, recycle books and promote literacy. For the past three years, Friends of the Library has invited KCDC to retrieve all large print books left over following the used book sale. Recently, our marketing manager Robin Brown and our resident services liaison Teresa Lawson spent a few hours on Saturday morning boxing up about 300 books. Those books will be distributed to the libraries at our high rise residences. Because these residences are for the elderly and disabled, many of the residents aren’t as active as they once were and have a hard time getting around. Some are confined to wheelchairs. By offering them easy access to well stocked libraries, we’re able to help them break outside their boundaries and let their minds take them on adventures through the love of reading. Cagle Terrace even has a Library Committee to make sure the books stay in good order and that the library is clean and inviting. Robin summed it up well when she said, “This is a fun thing, and it’s terrific for the residents. Books open up the world for them.”

ished in December 2013, just in time for BRINK’s 20-year birthday party. TDOT has opened a website at www.tdot/tdotsmartway and will update it as work progresses. Hamilton and others met recently at Shoney’s to discuss their campaign. State Rep. Steve Hall joined them. He says he likes the project because “it will eliminate diagonal intersections such as those at Sullivan Road and Ball Camp Pike.” Hamilton said 8,000 cars a day come out of Cumberland Estates. Bill Smeltzer said the project will

‘It’s good to see my tax dollars come back home. We don’t complain about the orange cones.’ – Anne Smeltzer

Steve Hall

Anne and Bill Smeltzer

port their efforts to improve Emory Road, Maynardville Highway and the Broadway/I-640 interchange. In exchange, they asked for help on Western Avenue. Hamilton called it the busiest two-lane road around. And being an engineer, he had the numbers to back up his claim. Now TDOT has launched a $31.4 million project to widen State Route 62, Western Avenue, from Schaad Road south for 3.9 miles to Copper Kettle Road. When complete, the road will be five lanes with a 12-foot center lane, 10-foot outside shoulders, curb and gutter, and 5-foot sidewalks. The contractor is APAC-Atlantic Inc. of Knoxville. It should be fin-

help businesses because customers can get in and out. “We will get grocery stores, and it will increase the tax base,” he said. Anne Smeltzer said there’s also a safety factor. “I’ve lived in Cumberland Estates for 50 years. You should try to get in or out during rush hour. Bill and I were wondering if (the improvements) would happen in our lifetime.” Mae Moody said there is “very little dissension” in the community. Lynn Redmon said, “We’re driving on paved wagon trails.” And Hall added, “We’ve got one of the fastest growing districts in the city.”

Judge Jackson offers a different view from the bench Knox County General Sessions Court Judge Andy Jackson takes his job very seriously. Just ask anyone who has been in his courtroom. But he also knows what a great stress reliever humor can be, and when asked will share some of the more entertaining moments from his courtroom.

Anne Hart

The judge has been on the bench four and a half years now, but he had only been there a short time when a ruckus broke out one day. To set the scene, it was what is called “misdemeanor day,” which is usually pretty calm, and it was also a school holiday, so the judge and one of the assistant prosecutors had brought their young daughters to observe the courtroom proceedings. Rachel and Rebecca Jackson were seeing their Daddy on the bench for the very first time. I’ll let the judge tell the story: “All of a sudden this guy jumps

up and starts threatening me and cussing me and I hadn’t even done anything to make him mad yet. He’s handcuffed to this little guy, and while he’s jumping around, he’s slinging the other fellow all over the place. We have an emergency button to push to call for help, so I’m pushing it and pushing it and nobody is coming. Turns out there are two buttons, one on the front of this box and one on the back. You have to squeeze, not push, both buttons at the same time, but somebody forgot to tell the new judge that. It all probably lasted only 15 or 20 seconds, but it seemed a lot longer.” Judge Jackson says the defendant was back in his courtroom a couple of weeks later. “He was back on his medication, apologized and was calm as could be. Of course, I had to send him to another judge this time.” Another time the district attorney asked a witness to look around the courtroom and see if he could pick out the person who did the crime. “The defendant, seated at the table next to his lawyer, raises his hand and says ‘Here I am.’ At which point I said, ‘Let the record show that the defendant has iden-

tified himself.’” You just can’t make this stuff up. Then there was the guy who tried to run away. “The DA had filed a violation of probation against him, and Jackson was asking that he be released without bond. All of a sudden the guy takes off for the back door. There are double doors and we keep one side locked. He hits the locked side and bounces back, giving a deputy just enough time to grab him. His pants came right off of him. He takes off out the other door in his underwear; the deputy is standing there holding his pants. I don’t know where he thought he was going. There are guards on every door. But an elderly guy with a cane, sitting out in the courtroom, stands up and says, ‘Judge, do you think I need to go help catch that boy?’ I declined his assistance. About 30 seconds later they caught him, and this time he did go to jail.” On another day, Judge Jackson says, “The bailiff came up to me before court started and told me

there was a woman outside in a full wedding dress with a veil over her face. He asked me if I wanted her to come on into the courtroom. I told him yes, but she would have to remove the veil so I could see her face. Sure enough, in came a middle aged woman wearing a wedding gown. The bailiff says ‘All rise’, and she wouldn’t stand. After the second try, the bailiff tells her she’ll have to wait outside. “Later, a prisoner is brought up from the jail. We work his case and I ask him if he has any questions. He says, ‘I was wondering where my wife is.’ I told him I had no idea where his wife was. And then I thought for a minute and I asked him, ‘She wouldn’t be wearing a wedding dress, would she?’ And he answered, ‘Yes. She’s the bride.’” Jackson says a lot of pretty crazy things are happening in court these days because of a lack of funding for treatment of mental health issues. “What we deal with is very serious stuff,” Jackson says. “Often people’s lives are at stake. It isn’t often we can find a little humor in our jobs, but when we can we appreciate it.” Contact:

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Rotary Club of West Knoxville featured Jeff LaRue and Scott Boling as the Rotarians of the Week recently. LaRue is a fourth-generation Knoxvillian who attended West Hills Elementary, Bearden High and the Scott Boling University of Tennessee. He Jeff LaRue has worked for Realty Executives since 1990, of Tom and Janet and says the greatest Harper, was sworn honor of his life is bein as a new member. ing a parent. In his Another recent free time, he enjoys a addition to the club, good game of golf. Stuart Anderson, Boling was raised introduced himself. in Strawberry Plains, He is an architect and his first jobs were with George Armour at Kroger and the Ewart Architects, and Hyatt Regency, where is married with two r he met various celebchildren. e p p Sho Pot rities. He is currently Rick Lambert, S manager of corpoSpecial Agent rate facilities for Bush in Charge at the Brothers. Knoxville FBI office, was Shannon Harper, son guest speaker.

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Farragut West Knox Chamber ■ Board of Directors Meeting, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, NHC Place Assisted Living, 122 Cavett Hill Lane. ■ Networking, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, McAlister’s Deli, 11140 Parkside Dr. ■ Networking, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 31, Cid Letsinger, CFP, 9111 Cross Park Dr. ■ Breakfast Speaker Series with Dr. Bill Bass, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, Fox Den Country Club, 12284 N. Fox Den Dr. Registration required. ■ Networking, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 7, Kids First Child Advocacy Center, 887 Highway 70 West, Lenoir City. ■ Ambassador Meeting, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 241 Brooklawn St. ■ Networking, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14, Panera Bread, 11361 Parkside Dr.

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■ Smart Toys: Mrs. Fisher Cat, from Calico Corners, will be available as a costume character to greet children and families and pose for pictures (bring your camera) on Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smart Toys and Books, 9700 Kingston Pike. There is no charge for this event. ■ Mrs. Fisher Cat will also serve tea and cookies, play games, and have a craft at 2 p.m. for children 4 and older. Reservations and a materials fee of $10 per child are required in advance of this activity. All Calico Critters will be on sale all day. Info: 691-1154. ■ Spring Garden Festival: Merchants are preparing for the 18th annual Spring Garden Festival to be held Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Franklin Square.

■ Bennett Galleries is featuring the work of seven artists during March. Billed as “Seven Artists to Watch in 2011,” the show features both familiar and new artists to clients. They are: Franco Cimitan, Allen Cox, Lisa Jennings, Lisa Weiss, Diane Hanson, Iantha Newton and Duy Huynh.

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ryan College, founded in Dayton, Tenn., in 1930, and long recognized as a leader in providing quality education with a Christian foundation, has opened a Knoxville location at 170 North Seven Oaks Drive.

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This site will offer adult degree completion programs, awarding bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration: Organizational Management, Business Administration: Business Management and in Healthcare Management. David Montgomery, regional director at the site, says the program “is designed to help students finish a college education in ways that take advantage of knowledge and experience already acquired in the

David Montgomery, regional director at Bryan College’s Knoxville location workplace.” Life experience can be converted into college credits by documenting past training, work-related projects and past learning. Classes are held one night a week, always on the same night, and students can receive a degree in as little as 14 months. Classes take place in a seminar format, with students seated around a large U-shaped table, so they can learn from each other, as well

as from their professors. Also being offered at the new location is a master’s degree in Business Administration which can be completed in 18 months. Classes are held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on alternate Saturdays, or students can choose to take classes one evening per week at the campus along with Internet activities between class meetings. The college’s new site is extremely student-oriented, even offering a kitchen area with a microwave oven so that students coming to class straight from work will have a place to sit and grab a bite to eat. The first orientation is April 26. Info: 170 North Seven Oaks Drive, studies, or 877-256-7008 (toll free)


What’s Up, Zak? is Thursday

Sally Jernigan won Best of Show (student) with this abstraction of cans. CAK art teacher Barb Johnson won Best of Show (adult) with this painting of Guatemalan villagers. Photos by S. Clark Barb Johnson reacts to the announcement.

Art show winners

Sports Showcase set for March 26 It’s the only fundraiser for the athletic programs at CAK so the Warrior Booster Club makes it a big one. The CAK Sports Showcase is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Campus Center. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door.

cide to throw a parade to welcome Jesus. But the people who need love the most, the lowly beggars and the tax collectors, are not invited to the party. Through drama and song, the choir explores how special Bartimaeus and Zacchaeus must have felt to learn that Jesus saw them, and loved them just the way they were. Lois Barto works with Junior Praise and K-2 music.

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Gayle Isaacs and granddaughter Teagan Fowler, a student By Sandra Clark at CAK, stand with a painting of Teagan running on a beach. The CAK Community Art Show was a huge undertaking Isaacs won a blue ribbon for a portrait of then-infant grandwith 300 pieces of artwork filling the high school lunchroom daughter Cate Fowler looking at the world with wonder. and even extending outside. Students created 170 pieces, while 130 came from community members and CAK alumni. A collaborative exhibit among high school and elementary students was a hit and will be repeated next year. Elementary students created a make believe creature. Then Bloomer, high school general art and advanced art students embel- Buren lished an assigned creature and created a background. The grandparent of a “creature projects” were displayed alongside the original CAK student, won a blue ribbon for this drawing by the elementary student. wood sculpture. Judges were Flowerre Glatevic, art teacher from Bearden High School; Judy Jorden, former high school art teacher; Joe Letitia, art teacher from Webb High School; and Shannon Johnson, art teacher from Grace Christian School. Student Artist Awards went to: Photography: Caitrin Williams, alumni 2010; Cheryl Photography: Anderson Payne, JJ Johnson and Braden Nehls, parent; and Melody Nehls, alumni 2010. Taylor, all 12th graders. Drawing: Chris Chironna, alumni 2002; Cheryl Nehls, Drawing: Rachael Poe and Chris Blake, 12th grade, and parent; Kim Counts, alumni 2010. Abby Taylor, 10th grade. Multi-Media: Michael Williams, alumni 2007; Laura Multi-Media: Chris Blake and Sierra Plese, 12th grade. Painting: Sally Jernigan, 12th grade; Maddy Braswell Miller, parent. Painting: Gayle Isaacs, grandparent; Cheryl Nehls, parand Teresa Slade, 10th grade. ent; Brooke Griffith, alumni 2010. Print-making: Chris Blake, Chelsea Cates and Sierra Print: Brooke Griffith, alumni 2010. Plese, all 12th grade. Sculpture: Buren Bloomer, grandparent. Adult Artist Award winners were: The format is “meet and greet” with each head coach available to speak with fans at a display for his or her sport. Silent auction items include a HGTV trip for two – Stowe VT dream house; UT football sky box for eight for the University of Buffalo game; football program back cover; two high school parking spaces; and one week at Camp Hollymont for girls. Door prizes have been donated by area businesses and organizers promise “lots of delicious desserts.” Event sponsors are Choice Medical, Smith & Hammaker, Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics, University Orthopaedic Surgeons and Wyatt Insurance Services Inc. Other businesses have signed on as gold and

The CAK Junior Praise Performance, “What’s Up, Zak?” is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the Campus Center. “What’s Up, Zak?” is the biblical story of Bartimaeus, the blind beggar, and Zacchaeus. Fifty-six children from grades 3-5 are involved in the production. The story is not only fun, but delivers a great message of how Jesus can change the lives of all. Based on Luke 18-19, the familiar tale of Zacchaeus is relived as one rich but lonely tax collector climbs a tree for just one glimpse of the Savior. Funny, lively songs and scenes introduce a town bustling to prepare for a visit from a VIP: Very Important Prophet. The leaders of Jericho de-

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vis Blackwell and Stephanie Lee as the Macafees; and ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Pete Cats as Hugo Peabody. Former musical students is spring musical are invited for a reunion. CAK’s high school musiInfo: cal theatre has chosen “Bye Tickets are $8 ($3 for Bye Birdie” for its annual musical, set for April 14, 15 students) and will be availand 16. The show features a able at the door. cast of 38 with additional CAK students involved in Track and field technical production and in season underway the show’s live band. CAK assistant track coach Kyle O’Connor will play Sandy Abelquist says track the role of Conrad Birdie, teams have their work cut the rock ‘n roll singer about out for them this year just to leave for the Army. Cast to match the achievements as the recipient of his “One of last year’s squads. Last Last Kiss” is Kaylee Verble year, both the boys and as Kim Macaffe. girls won the Sectional The cast also includes: meet titles in Kingsport Micah Robinette as the and 16 athletes represented singer’s manager; Amanda CAK at the Spring Fling and Murphy as his “girl Friday;” brought home numerous Alli Acuff as Mae Peterson, state championships. the manager’s mom; TraReturning this year are

Third graders at CAK hosted a “wax museum” of Christian heroes. After selecting and researching a hero, the students dressed in costume and stood quietly until someone stepped on their “start button.” Then the character “came to life,” telling about his/her childhood, adult life, claim to fame and Christian testimony. Families and guests enjoyed each student’s 1-minute presentation. Characters included Laura Ingalls Wilder, Pocahantas, Davy Crockett, Abigail Adams, Jesse Owens, Paul Revere, Helen Keller, Abraham Lincoln, Colin Powell, Mother Teresa, Daniel Boone, George Washington, Martin Luther King Jr., Mary Lou

state champions Laura Foster, Abby Holt and Laura Morse. Samuel Cunic was on the 4x800M relay team that finished fifth in the state. Also back this season are distance runners Abbie Schoutko and Chris Millis, sprinters Kiah Allen and Cody Brooksbank and multiathlete John Burkhart.

Elementary school supports Mission of Hope The CAK Elementary School has chosen to support the Mission of Hope throughout the year. The collection underway (March 21-25) is oatmeal (instant or quick), flour (5 pound bag), sugar (4 pound bag), rice (2 pound bag) and cornmeal mix (5 pound bag). In February, the chil-


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Mallory Gibson, third grade, is Pocahontas. Retton, Florence Nightingale, Ronald Reagan, Kurt Warner, George Washington Carver, Tony Dungy and Theodore Rossevelt.

dren brought in cans of soup and mac ‘n’ cheese. The table in the lobby was overflowing with the requested items. Vice principal Jan Kitelynn said, “This is such an easy way for our families to share their blessings with others. We are very pleased with the response and are anxious to get started on our next list of requested items.”

Prayer Room now open The PRAY CAK team is excited to announce the opening of the CAK Prayer Room which will give all members of the CAK family a place to go and be silent or pray. The Prayer Room is located in a modular building between the middle and elementary schools.


Ace Hardware of Bearden

Welcome Welcome to our newly relocated Bearden store. Ace Hardware of Bearden, formerly Parker Brothers, has moved a ¼ mile east on Kingston Pike and is now located next to the Bearden Earth Fare. You will find the same helpful folks. We have just moved into a larger space. With the additional space, we have been able to expand our selection of many core categories including hardware, paint and lawn & garden. We have added Benjamin Moore Paint and Craftsman Tools. Both brands are recognized as premium products in their industry and will add to our product offering in paint and tools. We have also increased the size of our lawn and garden section and will soon be adding a garden center to the side of the building, which will offer flowers, vegetables, and much more. We will continue to sell and support the Stihl Power Equipment line as well as many other products and lines that we offered at our previous location. Ace also offers a wide range of services including propane dispensing, key cutting, lock rekeying, glass cutting, and screen repair. In addition, we offer special orders for specialty items that we do not stock within the store. We offer special orders at no additional cost, and we can usually get the product within a week or less. For your convenience, we are open Monday through Friday 8-8, Saturday 8-7 and Sunday 10-6. Stop by and see us at your neighborhood Ace Hardware store.

We will gladly help you turn your to-do list into your to-done list.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

The comeback kids By Anne Hart

uring many years as a residential interior designer, Knoxville’s Marianne Shamblin has witnessed the popularity of everything from shag carpet and flocked wallpaper to blue kitchens and avocado green appliances.


In interior design, much that’s old is new again

“Upholstery today revolves around textures, rather than patterns. There is a lot of tone on tone in today’s fabrics, and monochromatic prints, including varying shades of white, are popular.”

Local interior designer Marianne Shamblin with a popular fabric in an Ikat pattern. Photo by A. Hart

– Marianne Shamblin And here’s the news: some of those once-popular design items are making a comeback. Not the shag carpet or the avocado appliances, of course, but flocked wallpaper is making a return, as are some traditional wallpapers featuring vines or flowers. Even that old staple, grass cloth, is regaining its popularity as a favored wall covering. “For the past 10 years or so, it has been all about faux painting and texture on the walls, and we are still seeing those,” Shamblin says. “But patterned wallpaper is back in, as are grass cloth and flocking, which is fiber on paper or foil. It has come full circle.”

And those blue kitchens? They’re back, but in a very different way. “There is a trend toward painted cabinets in warm sage greens and also in very subtle steel grey blues, but we are trending away from French country and Tuscan toward cleaner, more contemporary designs, including the less ornate flat panel or slab doors.” Furniture on the whole is less ornate than in recent history, Shamblin says. “We are leaning toward transitional and contemporary design. Knoxville will continue to embrace traditional furniture To page 2




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Comeback kids to a large extent, but there is a subculture emerging that is passionate about the new and more contemporary designs. “Upholstery today revolves around textures, rather than patterns. There is a lot of tone on tone in today’s fabrics, and monochromatic prints, including varying shades of white, are popular.” As a reflection of more simple decorating themes, heavy window valances are no longer popular. They have been replaced with simple drapery panels, shutters and blinds. Wood flooring is still popular, as is tile, both topped by area rugs. “But about 30 percent of the market is still devoted to wall-to-wall plush carpet. Today we see it in tone on tone patterns or textures.” Shamblin says history tells her, “Current designs are being influenced by the world economy. And today people everywhere are re-evaluating what is really necessary to live life well. Generally, they are combining the old and not-soold with high tech and new.” And what about color in this “new


From page 1 age” of decorating? “Globally, the most popular colors are neutrals with splashes of very intense, bright colors. Locally, and in the South in general, we’re inclined to use more color on the walls and in the upholstery, and presently those bright colors tend to be coral pinks and peridot lime greens.” Shamblin says that when all is said and done, the most elegant rooms remain those that feature subtle coloration. “The perennial formula for elegance is achieved with monochromatic color schemes, where most everything in the room is in varying shades of a single color palette – often whites, beiges, creams, greys and other neutrals. The interest is created through varying textures.” So, what design trends lie ahead of us? While it isn’t possible to know the answer to that, Shamblin says that because technology has made the world seem a smaller place, “our influences are global now. In the future, we are likely to be influenced by trends from other parts of the world.”

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