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There will be a community meeting with residents of Northshore Town Center regarding the design of the new Southwest Sector Elementary School at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Northshore Town Center Park Pavilion. Knox County School Superintendent Jim McIntyre, Doug Dillingham and Lanis Cope of Cope Associates Inc. will be present. Some school board members may attend.

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Growing a vision

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By Wendy Smith It takes a visionary to grow a successful business from the ground up as Eddie Mannis has done with Prestige Cleaners. That same imaginative optimism can also transform a grassy slope into a formal English garden, complete with terraces, fountains and intimate alcoves. He’s done that, too, behind his 1925 Craftsman-style bungalow at 3835 Kingston Pike. Whether or not he’ll contend for the opportunity to put that vision to work as mayor of Knoxville remains to be seen. But he has a deep love for his hometown and wants to see it prosper. “I so much want Knoxville to be all it can be. I don’t think we’re there yet,” he says. Mannis is as well-known for his charitable work as his dry cleaning services. HonorAir Knoxville has been flying World War II veterans to see the national memorial in Washington, D.C., since 2007. Korean War veterans were also included on the ninth HonorAir flight last Wednesday. While he’s constantly contemplating his next step, he can imagine a quieter life when he sits in his backyard. “At some point, I’d love to be just a gardener.” His yard, which is a Dogwood Arts Festival Open Garden, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through April 26. Visitors will notice as they make their way to the back of the house that the noise from Kingston Pike traffic is replaced by the sound of woodpeckers and chirping frogs. Landscape designer Julie Cooper helped Mannis develop a master plan for his backyard. The patio adjacent to the house features delicate floral lighting suspended from chains

With the help of landscape designer Julie Cooper, Eddie Mannis has created a formal garden that is also an entertainment venue. As a Dogwood Arts Festival Open Garden, it is open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through April 26. Photos by Wendy Smith

draped with delicate purple akeba and white clematis. Beyond it, a series of grassy terraces culminates with an enormous crab orchard fireplace, installed just in time for the festival. Trees bordering the terraces create walls for a series of “rooms,” featuring private tables, a hanging chair and a stone birdbath original to the property, along a meandering path. The room concept is key to the design of nearly two acres of property, he says. With 10 retail stores and plans in the works for more, Mannis is too busy to fully utilize his urban oasis. So, he’s generous with his gardens and has hosted numerous weddings, fundraisers and dinner parties.

“I can’t imagine not sharing this.” He has a mental list of projects he’d still like to complete in his yard. He is hoping to transform an old pond into a moss garden, and he has spent years developing a plan for an entertainment pavilion beside the house that can also serve as a garage. He also has list of things he’d like to see accomplished in Knoxville. “I think Knoxville has so many opportunities. We’re just on the cusp of doing something really big,” he says. “I think the mayor needs to have experience in the business Eddie Mannis, owner of Prestige Cleanworld and be a visionary, someone ers and chair of HonorAir Knoxville, enjoys a rare moment in his backyard. willing to take calculated risk.”

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Mayoral candidates flesh out strategy, philosophy By Betty Bean There was one new guy, one noshow and three familiar faces at the forum for mayoral candidates put on by University of Tennessee’s College Democrats and College Republicans last week. Moderator Gene Patterson asked the panel questions prepared by UT political science professor John Shebb. Ivan Harmon said he’s one of the people, for the people and will use a chunk of the city’s rainy day fund for operating expenses, and cut taxes by 5 percent if he gets elected mayor. He cited his experience chairing the county’s pension board and said he’s ready to face pension issues face-forward. (Fun fact: Harmon served three terms on City Council, two on County Commission and says he vastly prefers City Council.) Mark Padgett said Harmon’s idea could damage the city’s credit rating, and that Knoxville needs a CEO to bring in new jobs and businesses, and he’s the only candidate running who fits the bill. He said that the city’s pension fund is in more trouble than anybody admits because projections of future debt are being low-balled because they are based on an 8.5 percent expected growth rate, which isn’t happening. (Fun fact: Padgett says he crashed on friends’ couches for two years while he started up his software firm). Madeline Rogero also said Har-

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Madeline Rogero, Mark Padgett, Ivan Harmon and Bo Bennett at the recent mayoral forum. Photo by Betty Bean mon’s suggestion to raid reserve funds and cut taxes would hurt the city’s bond rating, and that her aim is to make Knoxville the most livable, greenest city in the country, boost downtown and encourage public participation. The former two-term county commissioner said the city’s investment funds have increased by 16 percent over the last two years, making Padgett’s gloomy predictions off the mark. (Fun fact: Rogero’s last three bosses were Dolly Parton, Colin Powell and Bill Haslam.) Bo Bennett, who works for the E-911 call center and has a particular interest in fighting crime, labeled himself a community person. He wants to reform the city’s pension plans, and said he likes Harmon’s slogan and declared he wants to be

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Perhaps the biggest head scratcher of the night was Padgett’s endorsement of a downtown development project called Marble City, which will connect Market Square with the Old City and which Padgett ranked ahead of the Cumberland Avenue Project and the Magnolia Corridor as his top three projects. A check with city planning and policy chief Bill Lyons revealed that there is no Marble City Project. “Perhaps it’s Marble Alley, which is a concept that developer Buzz Goss has had. It’s intriguing, but there’s not a city project,” Lyons said. An audience of about 60 gathered in a law school lecture hall to watch the forum. Most of the audience appeared to be members of the media or affiliated with one of the candidates.


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Vendors offered their girliest merchandise, with part of the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Milliner Patricia Frankum, of Vincennes, Ind., was there with her collection of custom chapeaus after a brisk day of sales at the Rossini Festival. Seems everyone is channeling Kate Middleton. “Every time one of those royals gets married, the hat business goes nuts,” she said. Her “Very Kate” fascinator (think small hat on a headband) with feathers is her most popular creation. Kate Best of Friendsville showcased Artistry cosmetics, and the two Robins (Crabtree and Griffith) from Chico’s brought fashions in raspberry rose and black. Virginia Malling, aka “the spoon lady,” showed off oneof-a-kind jewelry pieces fashioned from small spoons and rhinestones. Amy Smith of A&A Invitations displayed samples of cute and contemporary stationary and invitation designs. Judy Stokes of Send Out Cards also had a booth, and she’s an advocate for small business as well as breast cancer prevention. Her “Be Your Own Boss” Expo was Saturday at Rothchild Catering and Conference Center.

Ron Watkins of Partners Development, Doug Stooksbury, Danielle Harshaw, Jhoneshia Weston, J.W. Penwell and Tyler Ivens accepted awards at Goodwill Industries of Knoxville’s 40th Anniversary Awards Luncheon held last week. Photos by Wendy Smith munity for this child, and it needs to be an inclusive community.” Cheri Howlett, director of Open Doors Tennessee Camp, said the summer camp is full, but she is looking for peer mentors for campers with autism. For info: www.

Goodwill honors clients, volunteers and partners Judy McMillan, Crescent Bend event planner, tries on one of Patricia Frankum’s millinery creations at Crescent Bend’s Pretty in Pink event April 10.

Raising autism awareness West Valley Middle School 6th grader MaryAnn Reddy knows all about autism. Her brother, a West Valley 7th grader, has autistic spectrum disorder. MaryAnn herself has Asperger’s syndrome. That made it even more impressive that she hosted an autism awareness program as a Girl Scout Silver Award project. West Valley and Bluegrass Elementary School teachers received continuing education credit for attending the program April 10 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. Her brother, who goes by the nickname “PC,” helped out with a PowerPoint

presentation of his own. A short film by Rory Hoy of Yorkshire, England, gave insight into the world of autism. People with autism tend to focus on one thing at a time and sometimes have to be taught appropriate social behavior, like responding when someone says hello. Those with the disorder generally dislike change and love routines. Lynne Harmon, president of Parent Child Services, discussed the inclusion of autistic kids in regular classrooms. It can be overwhelming to teachers, but it’s necessary, she said. “The school is the com-

HonorAir flies again By Joe Rector During the early morning hours of April 13, McGheeTyson Airport was bustling in preparation for the ninth HonorAir flight to Washington, D.C. This one was special because veterans from the Korean War were included for the first time. It also marked the day when 1,000 East Tennessee veterans have made trips to view the memorials in the nation’s capitol. This flight included 129 veterans and 41 volunteer escorts, as well as several other volunteers. Even the customer service staff at the airport pitched in to make the day successful. Before departing, soldiers were divided into small groups and their pictures were taken by Tech. Sgt. David Knable of the Tennessee National Guard. They assembled at the airport and were greeted by Eddie Mannis, president of Prestige Cleaners and chair of HonorAir Knoxville. Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown thanked the veterans for their service. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett said the moment was bittersweet for him: his father was one of the veterans who taken earlier tour and has since passed away. “I owe you so much because everything that I am or will be is possible because of the sacrifices that you made for this country,” Burchett said. The mayors jointly proclaimed April 13 as HonorAir Day. The plane landed in Washington at 10:45 a.m., and the group began a day of touring such places as the World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Marine and Air Force memorials. They also saw the changing of the guard at the tomb of the Unknowns and drove past the Navy Memorial. Veterans will also receive

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Josephine Davis and three other female veterans were presented flowers when they returned to Knoxville. Photos by Joe Rector

copies of a DVD that includes footage of their daylong trip. For most of the soldiers, the trip was the first time they had seen these places that have been erected in their honor. The veterans were welcomed back to the Knoxville airport at 8:05 p.m. in a section that had been specially decorated with a balloon arch. The Tennessee Air National guard band of the Smoky Mountains played patriotic music as friends and family waved flags. More than 1,000 wellwishers packed the airport, shaking veterans’ hands and thanking them for their service to the country.

The group was an eclectic one with men and women from all branches of service: Thomas Mose and Jim Estes were in one group. Mose was a sergeant in the Army. Today he is a judge in Vonore and Estes, at 88, is still working as a juvenile court officer with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office. Bob Luttrell was a petty officer in the Navy whose ship was sunk at Okinawa. Sixteen men from the 65-member crew lost their lives. Ashley Valentine served with the Marines in the Pacific. He was wounded in the left arm by mortar fire. John Nipper flew 57 missions over Europe in his P-47 Thunderbolt. The Rev. D.L. Derrickson of the First Church of God in Christ was the only AfricanAmerican soldier to make the trip. He was a medic during the Korean War. Josephine Davis, one of four women on the trip, was a nurse on a hospital ship in the European theater. Jack Kneer was in the Seabees and spent two years in the jungles of Burma. The sacrifices that these veterans made helped to make the United States strong and safe. The tour is a wonderful gesture of appreciation for their service.

Goodwill Industries of Knoxville celebrated its 40th anniversary with an awards luncheon at the downtown Hilton last week. J.W. Penwell was named School Student of the Year; Doug Stooksbury was Worker of the Year; Jhoneshia Weston was Most Improved Client of the Year; and Danielle Harshaw was Skills Training Participant of the Year. The Tommy Nobis Center of Atlanta was Employer of the Year, and Partners Development was Corporate Supporter of the Year. Tyler Ivens, known as “T – the Reflection of Perfection” on Hot 104.5, was named Volunteer of the Year. He has been chosen “Mr. Knoxville” at Goodwill’s annual contest three times. His volunteer work is meaningful because his sister has cerebral palsy. “This is like coming full circle,” he said. “I feel so humbled.”

Déjà vu all over again Last Tuesday marked 150 years since Confederate forces under Brig. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard began the bombardment of Fort Sumter. The war of words between the North and South over “states rights” that had raged for 30 years had become a battle of blood and iron. As Morgan Freeman said to Jessica Tandy in “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Things ain’t changed all that much.” Today the Tea Party and its conservative comrades are again raising the states rights banner, although no one has shelled Fort Sumter – yet. Various historians are also busy reviving the canard that states rights was indeed the issue that cost the nation some 600,000 lives. Don’t believe it. No matter how revisionists spin it today, the fight was always about slavery. This, for example, is from the state of Mississippi’s “Declaration of Secession:” In the momentous step, which our State has taken of dissolving its connection with the government of which we so long formed a part, it is but just that we should declare the prominent reasons which have induced our course. Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery – the greatest material interest of the world. Its labor supplies the product, which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions of commerce of the earth. These products are peculiar to the climate verging on the tropical regions, and by an imperious law of nature, none but the black race can bear exposure to the tropical sun. These are the opening lines of Georgia’s proclamation: The people of Georgia having dissolved their political connection with the Government of the United States of America, present to their confederates and the world the causes which have led to the separation. For the last ten years we have had numerous and serious causes of complaint against our non-slave-holding confederate States with reference to the subject of African slavery. It’s hard to spin that plain language, but some do try. Anyway, welcome to the (usually) “no spin” ShopperNews. As usual we have some great features for you on pages A-6 and A-7 in all editions. This is also your home for community news and provocative political opinion. Visit us online at Contact Larry Van Guilder at

government Reporter’s notebook A host of Knox County media and political activists received emails last week from someone whose email address is jeffbaker. law. The writer of the email said that the League of Women Voters has endangered its tax-exempt status by having members appearing at County Commission and Metropolitan Planning Commission meetings in support of the Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan, which was developed over a three-year period by a joint city/county taskforce but has not yet been approved. The email said, in part:

Betty Bean “When the League of Woman (sic) Voters spoke before County Commission and sent out an e-mail to its members asking them to call their County Commissioners telling them to vote for the Hillside Plan, was that the 501(c) (3) League, the 501(c)(4) League or another League?� As you may or may not be aware, there is an ongoing national debate regard-

Replacing Woodson A week in politics can be a officially occurs which will lifetime. Never was this more be July 1 or vividly demonstrated than when the in Jamie Woodson’s stuncurrent legning announcement that she islative sesis resigning from the state sion ends, Senate on or about July 1. No whichever one could have predicted it. comes first. What happens now? (The special election and primary will Woodson fall during the upcoming city mayoral Victor contest.) Ashe The winner in 2011 will still have to run for the full four-year term again in 2012. The governor sets the There will be a special dates for the primary and election this summer or ear- election. ly fall to fill her senate seat However, Knox County since more than a year is Commission can name an left in her term. The timing interim senator for the pewill start when the vacancy riod running from her res-

A-4 • APRIL 18, 2011 • BEARDEN SHOPPER-NEWS ing lobbying practices of 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations and their taxexempt status. Many such organizations have blurred the lines in an attempt to deceive those they are lobbying and the public. “I would be happy to send you a copy of the video, that has been sent to the proper authorities, from the Commission meeting where the League supporters are wearing their League buttons and lobbying Commission,â€? the email continued. Renee Hoyos, executive director of the Tennessee Clean Water Network, and Axel C. Ringe of the Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club received copies of Baker’s email, as well. â€?Mr. Baker, although selfidentified as a lawyer, apparently does not understand the federal rules governing

ignation to the date of the special election which is preceded by a primary for the Democrats and Republicans. It is a heavily Republican district, so the party makeup in the Senate is not likely to change. However, current House members can run for it in the special election without losing their House seat if they do not succeed. This is a chance for Bill Dunn or Harry Brooks to move to the Senate. It is a chance for Marilyn Roddy or Madeline Rogero to move out of the mayor’s race and run for senator as a Democrat or Republican if they wish. Mark Padgett and Ivan Harmon live in the Stacey Campfield Senate district and are not eligible. However, speculation will center on several contenders, some of whom

On the ‘cutting edge’ It’s been fashionable for a while now to blame most if not of all of society’s ills on “big government.� From Nashville, Washington and Knox County we hear that government is too big, that it intrudes far too deeply into our lives and that the only solution is to cut, cut and cut again. While only a fiscal moron could ignore the looming catastrophe posed by the national debt, when you scale down the cutting mantra to the local level, the attitude with which it’s received depends upon whose ox is being gored. Mayor Tim Burchett has repeatedly vowed to cut the size of county government, but so far his administration has been vague on specifics. So, let’s talk specifics. If you’ve heard the names of James McMillan or Laura Cole there’s a good chance

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you’ve heard some of their horror stories. Both McMillan and Cole own property that has suffered because of lax codes enforcement. Their streams and wells have been fouled by runoff from shoddy neighboring developments. McMillan and Cole may have been the most vocal critics of the county’s soso enforcement efforts, but they’re not alone. And, giving codes officials the benefit of the doubt, it’s glaringly apparent that the problem is less one of the will than of the means – there aren’t enough inspectors to go

around. Now, the cynics among you may retort, “Who needs inspectors when there’s no development going on around here?� Oh, ye of little faith. Remember that while one hand is wielding the ax that cuts government down to size, the other is stimulating private investment since fewer of your hard-earned dollars are going to support big government. Well, that’s the theory, at least. But now we run smack into a conundrum as it applies to codes enforcement. If cutting back the size of government stimulates the economy and development takes off, won’t we need even more inspectors? And how, pray tell, are we to simultaneously cut and add? That’s a head-scratcher, but if you haven’t already spotted the hole in the ar-

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nonprofit corporations. The Sierra Club, as do the other citizen organizations targeted in his misinformed attack, has every right under the

law to express its opinions on matters of concern to its constituents, on every level of government – be it local, state or federal. We object strongly to Mr. Baker’s attempt to smear our organization and others in an apparent campaign to influence the County Commission’s and City Council’s deliberations on the Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan,� Ringe said. Hoyos said that the TCRN carries an “H� exemption from the Internal Revenue Service that allows lobbying up to a certain percentage of resources. The Sierra Club has a 501(c)(4) that does allow lobbying. Jeff Baker did not respond to requests for more information, and a check of the Tennessee Bar Association’s online records showed two Jeffrey Bakers, one in Rutherford County

and another with an inactive license. Mayoral candidates did some politicking last week at a forum held at the University of Tennessee. History, however, is not on their side. Former Mayor Victor Ashe probably made the strongest push for student votes in a mayoral election. “The potential is huge. The reality is small,� Ashe said. “I tried hard on my first and second mayoral race to register students. I got over 800 registered in 1987 and about 80 voted.� One student in the audience last week probably illustrates the candidates’ problem. When asked if any candidate had impressed him, he said he liked Mark Padgett’s delivery. When asked if he planned to vote, he said he is registered in Nashville.

may or may not live in the district. Names like Rob Frost, Harry Tindell, Wayne Ritchie, Phyllis Severance, Amy Broyles, Cortney Piper, Nick Pavlis, David Wright, Joe Bailey, Duane Grieve and R. Larry Smith come to mind as potential candidates in addition to Brooks, Dunn, Roddy or Rogero. Ryan Haynes and Steve Hall do not live in the district, and Haynes is not eligible due to his age. The list will be endless for a few weeks until the dust settles. This means Knox County has two new senators in less than one year and Campfield will be the county’s senior senator. Lt. Gov Ron Ramsey will appoint a new speaker pro tem. Which Republican will get it? The primary is likely to occur in late July or early August with the general elec-

tion run off in September. Voter turnout will be sparse. A few thousand votes will determine the next senator for one year and two months. Knoxville has lost an able senator who was only the second woman to represent Knox County in the state Senate in history. (Editor’s note: Victor’s mom was the first.) Woodson was a “go-to� person. She was a calming influence in occasionally turbulent waters. Gov. Haslam will likely serve two terms, until 2018, unless he is picked to be a vice presidential candidate in 2012 or 2016 and is elected. Woodson could still reenter the political arena in a few years, and as she travels the state she will develop contacts for the post-Haslam era. No Knoxville senator has resigned since March 1984.

It is good to know she continues to help on public issues. I also suspect she felt her opportunities for political advancement for the short term were slim. There is not an open U.S. Senate seat or Congressional seat. When the opportunity to promote education on a full time basis came along, it was a natural fit for Woodson, and she is taking it. I suspect Tennesseans will still hear from and about her in the public arena in years to come. Note: Vice Mayor Joe Bailey has told friends that he and his family may move to Washington where he works several weeks a month as a lobbyist after his term as vice mayor and city council member ends this December. He works with former U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp.

The Knox County Democratic Party’s reorganization meeting didn’t deliver the fireworks that some predicted. Incumbent president Gloria Johnson was re-elected by acclamation. Photo by Betty Bean

gument, I’ll hand it to you. While it might not seem so, “cutting� Knox County government can only hurt the local economy in the short run as people formerly employed join the ranks of the unemployed. But, more to the point, without a local sales tax or property tax decrease, no matter how much Team Burchett thins the herd at the City County Building, you and I have no more money than ever to spend. Here’s where we’re heading: ideologically-driven cutting of local government during a recession is more hazardous than helpful to the local economy. Is there waste in local government? No doubt. Are there efficiencies to be had? Always. But prudence, not political philosophy, should rule. In a few weeks the mayor will present his first budget. Will the hand that holds the knife tremble, or will it cut to the bone?

■Halls GOP: County Commissioner at-large Ed Shouse will speak to the Halls Republican Club at 7 p.m. Monday, April 18, at Mandarin House in Halls Center. Those eating should arrive at 6:15. ■ Knoxville officials will discuss results of a recent inventory of city-owned trees and gather input for a new comprehensive management plan for the city’s urban forest at 6 p.m. Monday, April 18, at the Cansler Family YMCA, 616 Jessamine St. ■ Sherry Kasper, professor of economics at Maryville College, will speak on “A vocabulary for discussing the debt and deficit� at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Bearden branch library, 100 Golf Club Road. The meeting is sponsored by the Third and Fourth District Democratic clubs. Info: Dr. Lorraine Hart at 637-3293 or 850-6858. ■ Madeline Rogero, candidate for Knoxville mayor, will speak to the Sixth District Democratic Club at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Karns Middle School library. The club will meet Saturday, April 23, to plant bulbs in the school’s flower bed. Info: Frank at 919-5456. ■ Knoxville City Council will discuss redistricting 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the main assembly room of the City County Building. Info: 215-2075.

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Sandra Clark Background: Burchett did not create this mess. He’s simply trying to fulfill a promise made but never funded by his predecessor, Mike Ragsdale. The school board budgeted $5 million in their capital plan to renovate at Carter and build a new gym. Commissioner Dave Wright convinced County Commission to delete funds for Carter, hoping instead for a new building on land already owned by Knox County. Burchett then proposed a lease/purchase deal and got the county’s Industrial Development Board to request proposals. The IDB got six, ranging from $12 million to $16 million for a school for 750. What’s next? Knox County Purchasing Director Hugh Holt said Friday that the proposals have been “short-listed” and interviews with finalists set for this week. He expects a selection by month’s end. All this occurs outside of public scrutiny, Holt said, by custom of the county’s purchasing department and is permitted by state law. He said private citizens agreed to serve on the evaluation committee after assurance that they would not be comparing proposals under the lights of media. Seems odd for an administration that values transparency, but there it is. Holt said after the selection, all the proposals will

■ Cambridge Construction Inc., McMinnville ■ Municipal Capital Markets Group Inc., Greenwood Village, Colo. ■ Partners Development, 502 Union Ave. ■ Pellissippi Investor’s Group, 107 Depot St., Powell

be made public and there will be three public meetings to vet the winner: first by the IDB on May 10, then by the school board, then by County Commission. The commission will vote April 25 on a Memorandum of Agreement with the IDB to reimburse its expenses for this process. County Finance Director John Troyer says the proposals will be evaluated on two tracks: the cost of construction and the cost of financing. Some have esti-

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mated a payback as high as $22 million. Troyer hopes the payback can be deferred until the building is constructed and accepted by the school board. Hugh Holt wants this to work. His wife’s family lives in the Carter community and, well, there’s Sunday dinner at stake. Tim Burchett wants it to work. He needs a win. But will/can he find money on top of the school board’s budget to pay back the lease? That payback could be as high as $1 million a year for 20 years from somebody’s operating budget. And Burchett’s first priority is to cut expenses. The school board wants the best affordable buildings for all its kids. These folks didn’t run for office in order to discriminate against any sector of Knox County. But they also want to protect their turf (don’t go running to County Commission, people) and their budget. They’ve voted several times to spend $5 million at Carter. If Burchett and the commission want to spend more, they should fund the difference.

Business was booming at the Knoxville Breakfast Rotary Spring Flower Sale at Rocky Hill Center. Pictured with some of the merchandise are club members Chuck McAlister, Doug Nichol, David Beaman, Dan Hipsher, Scott Taylor, Jerry Adams, Pat Martin and Tom von Berg. The club meets each Wednesday at Gettysvue Clubhouse. Photo by S. Clark Karns. The concert is free and open to the public.


■ The University of Tennessee Press has published LMU Associate History Professor Earl Hess’ latest work, an engaging history of the University titled “Lincoln Memorial University and the Shaping of Appalachia” (UT Press, $45).

LMU ■ Lincoln Memorial University’s Assistant Professor of Music Sean Greene will play under Dr. David Holsinger, a world-renowned wind band composer and conductor, at an upcoming concert in Knoxville. Holsinger will be guest-conducting the Knoxville Christian Youth Bands at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Grace Baptist Church, 7171 Oak Ridge Highway in

UT ■ Dr. Scott Poole has been named dean of the UT Knoxville College of Architecture and Design. Now the

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avid Hunter says an author’s 16th book isn’t near as exciting as when the first or second one rolls off the press. An old friend, writer Deborah Adams, who along with Justine Veatch has decided to begin publishing books unique to the market, told David she likes his essays and wanted a nonfiction book on any topic. David picked a favorite theme – absurdity. The resulting tome, “From Here to Absurdity,” will be published next month. The first thing that popped into David’s mind was a pink flamingo. He’d seen many of the plastic ornaments propped up in people’s yards virtually his entire life. Turns out the common staple of yard art was originally designed by a man who’d never seen a pink flamingo (Don Featherstone) in an area of the country (Worchester County, Mass.) in which none can live. Featherstone was a struggling artist looking for extra money when he went to work for Union Products in the late 1950s. Somebody asked him if he could sculpt a plastic pink flamingo. He found a National Geographic and a few books for reference and created two flamingos – one with its head held up, the other with its head bent down. Art Deco

was all the rage, so the flamingos were painted pink. Lightning struck. From the time the first one sold until 2004, more than 20 million of the official Featherstone flamingos found their way onto lawns everywhere. And that’s not even counting the knockoffs. “There are probably more pink flamingos in people’s yards than the entire flamingo population,” David says. Oh, he also found out that flamingos are actually white. “They get their color by what they eat.” Union Products stopped

“I write for the same reason a spider spins. I can’t help it.” – David Hunter producing the flamingos in the middle part of this decade. After the molds and intellectual rights were sold to a New York company, lo and behold, another outfit in Worcester County, Mass., bought them and is again cranking out the Featherstone flamingo. They sold for $3 through the 1960s. Now, they fetch $85 a pair. “Made by an artist who’d never seen one, in a place

Local author and columnist David Hunter is releasing his 16th book, “From Here to Absurdity,” in May. Photo submitted

where none could ever live. How ironic can you be?” Another chapter looks at the rise of “the ribbon people.” Somebody put a “spay and neuter” magnetic ribbon on the back of David’s car after he and wife Cheryl attended a Humane Society event. He didn’t notice until his daughter met him for breakfast the next day. David went digging and found out that the yellow ribbon has been a symbol of lost love for centuries. The Puritans, known mostly for monochrome in more ways than one, wore yellow sashes into battle during the American Revolution. “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” was a popular Civil War song among the cavalry. It was later the subject of a John Wayne film. New York Post writer Pete Hamill apparently wrote a column in 1971 called “Go-

ing Home,” about a convict released from prison who tells the college kids riding on a bus with him that if a yellow ribbon is tied to his gatepost when he gets home, he’s welcome to return. It was reprinted in Reader’s Digest the following year, shortly before James Earl Jones played the convict in an ABC-TV movie. Soon after, songwriters Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown registered a copyright for a song called “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree.” It became an international hit for the pop group Tony Orlando and Dawn. Hamillapparentlybrought suit against the songwriters after the song became a smash. They claimed they’d heard the story in the Army. “It was discovered that one form of the story was told in 1957 in a book on prison reform,” David says, “only the ribbon was white.” Hamill dropped his suit. Watergate conspirator Jeb Stuart Magruder’s wife put up yellow ribbons when he was released from prison in 1975. Family members of the Americans taken hostage in Iran in 1979 also adopted the image. It made comebacks during the first and second Gulf Wars. “But somebody realized that the yellow ribbon would have a limited market after the troops came home,” David says. “So some became camouflage colored.” And, then, everybody wanted a ribbon. David says he once spotted a car sporting four magnetic ribbons – one that just said “ribbon.” “In one generation, it went from being a national symbol to a cheap ad gimmick. That was the second chapter. Then I was on fire.” He writes about the ill-fated Civil War battle of the Crater, July 1864, Petersburg, Va. U.S. Lt. Col. Henry Pleasants came up with a unique way to

I have noticed since that day that many of the folks I encounter in my daily work – the poor, the marginally housed, and those who are experiencing homelessness – answer the perfunctory “How are you?” in the same way: “I am blessed.” I began listening for it, and realized that it was primarily among our African-American neighbors that I heard it. I ponder that fact, over and over again. The forebears of African-Americans were brought to CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton this country in chains and lived out their lives as property. They were bought and sold, beaten and driven, separated from their spouses and their children, hunted by dogs if Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, they tried to escape, whipped and tortured if they were whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin caught. the Lord does not count against him and in whose And yet, they were able to sing songs of praise and worspirit is no deceit. (Psalm 32: 1-2 NIV) ship, claiming the hope of the Gospel and laying hold of a dream of a better day, even though it would come to them only in death. Their gift to all of us was the Afro-American he first time I heard it, I was startled. spiritual: a whole body of musical faith such as the world “How are you?” I said, by way of greeting. had never seen. Mary, a young woman with a hard life and a millionTheir music grew out of fear and oppression, a longing dollar smile, answered, “I am blessed.” for a better life, a better place, a dream. They could sing It caught my attention because it was different. Our usu- the pain-filled “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen,” and al answer to that question is “I’m fine. How are you?” the prayerful “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” which looked to It also stirred my imagination because it was an affirma- a fairer world on the far side of Jordan. But they also gave tion of faith, and an acknowledgment of humble thanksgiv- us “I Got Shoes,” “In the Year of Jubilo,” and “Ev’ry Time I ing, a ray of hope, a gleam of recognition that even in the Feel the Spirit,” singing of songs of comfort and joy in the valleys of life, the sun still shines. midst of a world of trouble.

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break the stalemate between the entrenched Federal and Confederate forces by digging a mine shaft underneath the Rebel lines and filling it with explosive charges. Long story made short, the darn thing blew, creating a 170-foot long, 120-foot wide crater. The hitch was that Gen. George Meade at the last minute ordered Gen. Ambrose Burnside not to use the black troops that had been trained to rush through the tunnel and attack the unsuspecting Confederates. Brig. Gen. James H. Ledlie, who was ordered to brief the replacement white troops, decided to get drunk instead. So, the replacements hesitated for about 10 minutes before attacking and became sitting ducks in the crater, creating what someone later called “a turkey shoot.” The Union suffered almost 3,800 casualties. Burnside became the scapegoat and was never given another command.

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The brown velvet voices of the slaves were lifted in song in the fields, to pass the time. They gathered at night around their cabins, when at last the day’s work was done, and there was a moment just to be. They sang their joys and their sorrows, their longing and their anguish. Because, somehow, deep in their souls, there shone a light that made them able to say, “I’m blessed.” This statement – every time I hear it – reminds me that I, too, am blessed. It makes me actively think about my blessings, to give thanks for them, to realize that I am a beloved child of God. It opens my heart and enables my hands to be more generous. It makes me feel rich, in all the ways that count. This is Holy Week, when we walk with our Lord through the valley of the shadow. As we make that journey through Jerusalem, into the Temple courtyard, kneeling in the Garden, standing with him before Pilate, pushing through the crowded streets, and trudging up Golgotha, let us remember the sorrow, to be sure. However, like the slaves whose souls were hollowed out by the augur of slavery, and yet were able to sing of their faith, let us also lay hold of the goodness of God. Like the Psalmist, we can say that our transgressions are forgiven and our sins are covered. Let us also look forward to the dawning of Easter, and the joyous and awesome truth that we are, all of us, blessed.

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On and on it goes, chapters about potted meat and why David is a “failure” as a Southern male (“I’ve never owned a pickup truck and I don’t like beer”) and his discovery that eight Republican red states are among the top 10 consumers of pornography. (Utah is No. 1). Hunter hopes to have the book out by the third week of May. It will be available at local bookstores, through Amazon and Barnes and Noble online, and via eBook download. He isn’t sure what the next book will bring, but David Hunter knows one thing. As long as he can take a breath, he’ll be typing. “Most of us writers never make a lot of money and don’t expect to, but we go on doing it because that’s what we do. I write for the same reason a spider spins. I can’t help it.”

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alcolm Rice tops the list of my memories of Old Concord. Rice, originally from Connecticut, moved here from Washington, D.C., in the early 1950s, and after a brief stint with a local architectural firm became the Architect in Residence at the University of Tennessee. I got to know him through his son, Jack, who is one of my best friends. Not many people knew much about Rice when he moved here. We only knew that he was from up north, and although Washington, D.C., was not exactly the North, it was above Bristol, Tenn., and that was up north. He was quiet, unassuming; only later did we learn of his many accomplishments. He was a Yale University graduate and did his graduate work at the Sorbonne in Paris. He built a beautiful home on the lake reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water” in Michigan. Touring the home is like going through a museum where all the art was created by Rice and his wife, Helen. Beautiful wood carvings, posters, oil paintings and other fascinating items demonstrate the breadth of their talent. One memorable item is a large glass door where Rice created a collage of pictures, newspaper arti-

cles and other memorabilia of their lives together. Rice’s friends included President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was a guest at the White House several times during Roosevelt’s presidency, and among his collection is correspondence between the two. Among his many accomplishments was the design work he did on the Jefferson Memorial and several congressional office buildings in Washington. Helen Rice, who holds a master’s degree from Yale, met her future husband during their student years at Yale and was an accomplished artist in her own right. She created the famous Red Cross poster titled “Join Now” which was used to solicit contributions during World War II. They were an adventurous couple. They celebrated their honeymoon by buying motorcycles and traveling from Connecticut to California along Route 66. When they reached California, they sold their motorcycles and continued their adventure aboard Jack London’s yacht “Snark,” sailing up and down the West coast. When Rice came to UT, most of the area west of present-day Volunteer Boulevard was still residential, and he developed the master site plan and an architectur-

al model depicting the major buildings as he envisioned them. He was also involved in the design and oversight of the construction of most of the buildings that currently exist in that area. The presidential complex and the Frank McClung Museum on Circle Park Drive were among his works. When he developed the museum, there was some discussion among university administrators regarding the location of the beautiful bronze figure that adorns a spot near the stairway leading to the lower level. Some in the administration wanted it in the basement, but Rice insisted that it go in its present location so that it would be the first thing seen when visitors entered the museum. Perhaps the thing I remember most about Rice occurred when I was a student at UT. At that time his office was located next to the president’s office on The Hill, and I met him coming down the hill one day. We stopped and talked. He was truly concerned about me and asked if things were going well. I said they were, but I could use a part-time job, especially one that would allow time for studying. That evening I got a call from Ernie Robertson at the public relations department who asked if I would

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erek Dooley’s “Vol for Life” is a really good idea, an excellent sales pitch for recruiting, a splendid public relations slogan and a fine road map. The program centers on character education, life skills, career development and spiritual growth. A few years ago, Haywood and Gus wrote a book titled “Once a Vol, Always a Vol.” To me, that also meant Vol for life, once you are in, you are in for keeps. Family. Us and ours. In case of the occasional prodigal son, say a prayer but never give up. Here I go repeating myself, again sharing with you the facts of Tennessee football life. Volunteers really are forever. If you put

on pads and an orange shirt and do anything to help win a game, you are never forgotten. Guaranteed. I’m not talking about legends, Peyton Manning or Willie Gault or Steve Kiner or Eric Berry or Bob Johnson. Of course we remember them – and Hacksaw and the Swamp Rat and Johnny Mills and a hundred other famous names. This isn’t about All-Americans or the Hall of Fame. This is about Ray Martin, a halfback from Danville, Va., who picked off a Louisville pass at the goal line and returned it 100 yards for a Tennessee touchdown. That was 1953. Johnny Unitas threw it. The Vols won 59-6. Bobby Brengle, Spring City small-size tailback,

was another very interesting Volunteer of that era, the Harvey Robinson years. Bobby was an excellent punter, 42.5 average, and a nifty punt-returner. Good combo. Good man. Remember Charles Rader? He was the left tackle from Greeneville, backside protector of the famous tailback in the championship season of 1956? Rader was a genuine student-athlete, academic All-American, A average in chemistry. Sammy Burklow, fullback from Hazard, Ky., was high-point man in the 1957 Gator Bowl victory over Texas A&M and Paul “Bear” Bryant. Sammy kicked a field goal, 17 yards, first of his career. Wayne Grubb, guard

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Malcolm Rice’s door collage my mind that Rice was involved in my good fortune, and although we met numerous times on campus, he never spoke of it. When I thanked him for his help, he simply smiled. The job was a fun experience. We photographed cheerleaders, majorand Poster created by Helen Rice Photos by Mal- ettes colm Rice student athletes, and my be interested in a part-time specific duty was to carry job as a photographer’s as- Robertson’s equipment. sistant. Ernie was the cam- However, he taught me the pus photographer, and he finer points of photography, said, “By the way, there will and he even took my wife’s be time for you to study be- engagement picture for the tween assignments.” newspaper. There was no doubt in Looking back, it’s hard to

imagine that the little village of Old Concord became the Rice family home. They might have chosen New York, Boston or even their home state of Connecticut to reside, but it was in keeping with their character to lead private lives, and Concord provided that privacy. Today, my friend Jack is enjoying his retirement and spends a lot of time with his newfound hobby of wood carving. To use a cliché, he told me he was “just a chip off the old block.” But his talent comes through in his remarkable work. We don’t get to see each other as much as we would like, but we do dine together occasionally at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, where he and his wife, Carolyn, are involved in preparing Wednesday night dinners. But, when we are together, the conversation is highlighted by our remembrance of Old Concord and the great times we had growing up together.

from Athens, was involved in The Stop of LSU’s Billy Cannon at or near the goal line in 1959. Of course we remember Wayne Grubb. Ed Beard, Norfolk, Va., was second-team blocking back and linebacker behind Wayne Coleman in 1961. I recall Ed picking off a pass and roaring from midfield to a Tennessee touchdown. Alas, I also recall his dismissal for some minor transgression of team rules. A fan and friend purchased a bus ticket and Ed packed his stuff and moved on to the Wheeling, W.Va., Ironmen and from there to the San Francisco 49ers – and a terrific NFL career. I also remember the warm reception a couple of years ago when Beard returned to Big Orange Country, just showed up with a hundred other lettermen in the Lauricella Room at Neyland Stadium before a game. I’ll tell you what I told him, that I am almost certain he would have been an All-American if he hadn’t fractured curfew. Bob Zvolerin was left tackle on the 1963 team that

Dr. Youmans didn’t think it was a good idea but went about his work. “Sweat popped out on Boynton’s forehead but he didn’t say a word. When his arm looked almost normal again, he stood up and announced, ‘I reckon I’ll go back into the game. Are you going to wrap it up?’ ” No, we won’t forget John Boynton. I will not allow it. Best I recall, it was Carl Witherspoon who recovered the Arkansas fourth-quarter fumble that led to the 14-13 Tennessee triumph in the 1971 Liberty Bowl. Curt Watson scored the tying TD. George Hunt kicked the winning point. Razorbacks also remember. Lifetime Volunteers … so many … unforgettable. How about Xavier Mitchell? He made one of the big plays of 2006, stopping an Air Force two-pointer to save the game at 31-30. It seemed so important at the time. You do remember, don’t you?

finished November with shutout victories over Kentucky and Vanderbilt – in honor of outgoing coach Jim McDonald. Zvolerin is the only Vol with vol in his last name. OK, I have been accused of being partial to left tackles. John Boynton, Pikeville, left tackle, 1965-67, was one of the toughest guys in the history of Tennessee tough guys. He suffered an arm injury against Ole Miss in Memphis, came off the field and asked Ray Trail for a little help. “John came up to me on the sideline and said his arm was hurt. It was bent the wrong way at the elbow. It was awful, so bad it was almost sickening.” Coach Trail called for Bill Youmans. The team doctor said Boynton should go to the hospital for repairs. John asked why he couldn’t fi x it right there. The doctor said too painful, nobody could stand that. As Trail remembers, “John said he’d see about that. He invited the doctor to join him on the bench and do whatever was necessary.

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Brianna Madison and Linda Harper enjoy the pajama party at West Towne Christian Church. Photos by N. Lester

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WORSHIP NOTES Auditions ■ Auditions will be held 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at Central Baptist Church of Bearden for a soloist part in The Nativity Pageant. First Sopranos will be singing “O Holy Night” in D flat. Info: 579-5323 or 384-4129.

Courses ■ Grace Covenant Baptist Church, 9956 Dutchtown Road, will host the coupon seminar “How to Use Coupons to Save the Most Money” 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26. Tickets are $10 and reservations are required. Info and RSVP: Judy or Janet, 607-9899. ■ Farragut Christian Church, 138 Admiral Road, will host a four-part series on caring for the elderly 6:30 p.m. each Thursday evening in April. Everyone is invited.

Men’s groups ■ Concord Woodcarvers will meet the first and third Friday mornings of each month at Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive. Info:

Special Services ■ Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Dr., will host “A Quiet Place,” a contemplative worship service, 6 p.m. the second Sunday of each month. Info: 966-6728 or visit ■ 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 “Praise and Worship” 5 p.m. every second Sunday in the fellowship center. Park in the back of the church and enter through the gym. Fellowship and a snacksupper follow the service. Info: www.beardenumc. org. ■ 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:

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


■ 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.

■ 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.

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■ Concord Christian School is now enrolling for the 2011/2012 school year. Info: 288-1617.

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

■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, 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.

AARP driver safety classes For registration info about these and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Barbara Manis, 922-5648. ■ Wednesday and Thursday, April 20-21, noon to 4 p.m., Cheyenne Conference Room, 944 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge. ■ Wednesday, April 20, 1-5 p.m., and Thursday, April 21, noon to 4 p.m., Jefferson City Senior Center, 807 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson City. ■ Tuesday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesday, April 27, 1-5 p.m. Buckingham Clubhouse, 7303 Manderly Way. ■ Wednesday, April 27, and Friday, April 29, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Morristown Senior Center, 841 Lincoln Ave., Morristown. ■ Thursday and Friday, April 28-29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Everett Senior Center, 702 Burchfield Drive, Maryville.

It’s that time again. Time for warm days, bug juice, sunscreen, canteens and canoes. Time for crafts, sing-alongs around campfires, s’mores and pup tents.

Y-Teens help earthquake victims The YWCA’s T-Teens are collecting spare change to raise money for victims in Japan who may be at a health risk. Blankets are also being collected and donated. The YWCA in Japan reached out to the World YWCA for help and support, saying blankets, food and water are most urgently needed at this time. Y-Teens are placing collection jars at certain locations around town, including the YWCA downtown, 420 West Clinch Ave. Info: earthquakeenglish.

That’s right, it’s summer camp time, and East Tennessee is the place to be for the best, most exciting camps for your kid. With the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in our backyard and ample educational, artistic and sports opportunities here in Knoxville, there’s a camp for every taste. The perfect fit for your child is right at your fingertips. Whether you have energetic tots, budding artists, mad scientists, scholars, star athletes, teens or tweens, this summer is a great time to let the good times roll. And maybe they’ll learn something while they’re at it!

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Traumatic brain injury workshop The East Tennessee Technology Access Center will host a two-day workshop on traumatic brain injury and brain trauma Thursday and Friday, May 5-6, at the UT-Battelle Information Center, 1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Dr. Timothy Urbin, a neuropsychologist from Quillen College of Medicine, will speak from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday on understanding changes to the brain, the person, the family and the future when the brain receives an injury. Elizabeth Power, the CEO of EPower and Associates Inc., will speak from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Friday about how organizations, families and individuals can create a caring and supportive environment for people with brain trauma. From 1 to 3:30 p.m., Alice Wershing, educational technology coordinator for ETTAC, will demonstrate assistive technology supports for people with brain injuries and trauma. Organizations and businesses that help people with traumatic brain injuries will provide information noon to 1 p.m. Admission is free and everyone is encouraged to come, although registration is required by Friday, April 29. Info: 219-0130.

Painting with a Twist benefits Kiwanis Painting with a Twist, 10932 Murdock Drive, will host “Painting with a Purpose” 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Proceeds will benefit projects of the Farragut Kiwanis Club, including mentoring the disadvantaged, feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless. Info: www.





Classic day camps Looking for an all-around fun experience for your kid without needing to stay overnight? There are lots of classic day camps in the Knoxville area that offer a variety of activities in relaxed, summer atmospheres. Fountain City’s Garden Montessori School summer program is one example. The program lets kids from age 2 through middle school explore daily and weekly themes including art, drama, literature and music while incorporating outdoor games, water play and nature studies in the historic Savage Garden right next door. The program runs June 6 through July 29, and hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with flexible enrollment options. An open house will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 30. Info: or 688-6776. Kids Place Inc. will offer its classic day camp in elementary schools and

Animal camps Groovin’, Camp KP’s Got Talent, Celebration of Nations and Treasure Seekers. The camp runs May 25 through Aug. 12, and hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Info:

churches throughout the area. Kids ages 5-12 will enjoy swimming, bowling, skating, field trips, water slides, obstacle courses and more. Weekly themes include Moovin’ and

Your little animal lover can get an immersive experience with birds and beasts this summer. Horseback riding can be fun for all, and horse camp at Cedar Creek Farm in Gibbs adds arts, crafts and games to the equine adventure. Campers will receive

daily riding lessons and learn about riding safety and horse care. Space is limited. The camp runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13-17. Info: 705-5925. With a celebrated animal hospital right here at UT, your animal enthusiast can’t go wrong with the veterinary

programs at UT’s summer Kids U. Older elementary schoolers and middle schoolers can receive a crash course in vertebrate zoology, and high schoolers can take a behind-the-scenes look at veterinary medicine. Info: 974-0150 or www.

Academic camps Summer can be a great time for young people to get an academic edge. Keeping those brain cells active can certainly ease the adjustment back into school in the fall. Club Z! offers a variety of programs to help your child get ahead or gain back ground lost during the school year. For high schoolers, ACT and SAT prep courses are available. Kids of all ages can explore interests like art, music and foreign languages. Club Z! can be ideal for kids with learning disabilities who might lose skills during

summer break. Parents can even arrange for individual or in-home tutoring for their kids. Info: 938-2022 or Mathnasium of West Knoxville can boost your kid’s math skills through hands-on, fun activities. Math and science camps are available for elementarylevel, from kindergarten through 5th grade. Activities are tailored to prepare kids for the math they’ll use in the upcoming school year. Camps are available in August. Info: 769-6944 or westknoxville.

Athletic camps Whether your youngster is a sports star, wants to try out a new sport or just needs to get moving, Knoxville has a camp to that can get the wiggles out. National Fitness Center, with locations in Fountain City, South Knoxville, Maryville, Morristown and Oak Ridge, offers a variety of sports camps each week 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from June 6 to Aug. 5. Camps include free swim time and weekly themes like Karate Camp, Swim Camp, Amazing Race, All-Star Sports, Survivor and Fitness Fun. Info: Want to take a break from those hot summer temperatures? Sign your kid up for camp at the Ice Chalet in Bearden. Camps are available for all skill levels, with figure skating classes for ages 3-17,

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and ice hockey classes for ages 5-17. Info: 588-1858 or summercamps.htm. Camp Webb has sports camps for every interest, including cheer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, football and gymnastics. A variety of age and skill levels are offered. Professional staffers will help kids learn the basics or advance their games in a fun, relaxed environment. Info: 291-3840 or Golfers can also find a summer home at Beverly Park or Concord Park golf courses. Offering two-day camps for kids 6 to 8 years old and three-day camps for kids 9 to 14 years old, camp at the golf course can be a hole-in-one for your youngster. Info: Concord Park, 966-9103; Beverly Park, 689-6445.

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Is your kid a natural ham? A future starlet? A songster? A sensitive artiste? You could fill his or her summer with opportunities to shine. UT’s Kids U will offer a beginning theater camp for 4th through 6th graders. The camp will be a high-energy week filled with interactive theater games, creative dance, vocal exercises and improve to create “a very special piece of original performance art.” The camp is 9 a.m. to noon, June 2024. Info: 974-0150 or www. If you love the hit TV show “Glee,” Camp Webb’s Glee Club Camp will be nonstop fun. Open to campers entering 3rd through 7th grades, the camp will have

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West View teachers save spring carnival By Wendy Smith

Michael Wueller loves his new job as an English as a Second Language teacher at West View Elementary School on Mingle Avenue. Even though 95 percent of the students are on free or reduced lunch, the school is full of potential, he says. When the students are disadvantaged, the school is, too. A 5th-grade teacher may have to cancel a donated field trip because the school can’t afford $150 for a bus to take the students to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Wueller is doing his part to bring some much-needed Award-winning author Jack Gantos visited Webb School of cash to West View. After the Knoxville recently to speak with the school’s students about school’s PTO disbanded last year, it looked like the annuthe writing process. Photo submitted al spring fundraiser might not happen. But the staff wanted to keep the tradition of spring carnival, so Wueller offered to pitch in. His community outreach has secured a slew of free and reduced priced items for the Cinco de Mayo-themed carnival, which will be 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6. Lay’s Meats, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Texas Roadhouse, Mayfield and All Occasion Rentals are a few of the sponsors, Grand prize winners of the 11th annual Tate’s Regional Science and Wueller would be hapFair are second place winner and 5th grader Charles Pace, first place winner and 4th grader Abi Wilson, and third place winner and 4th grader Daniel Labrador Plata. Photo submitted

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booth and face painting. To discourage truancy, the school may give tickets to students for each week of perfect attendance. The carnival will educate as well as entertain. The Knox County Public Library will be on hand with information about its summer reading program, and Centro Hispano de East Tennessee, which provides education, advocacy and social services to the region’s Hispanic community, will be there, too. Roughly 20 percent of West View students are Hispanic, and Wueller hopes the carnival will be a welcoming environment for parents, many of whom don’t speak English. A translator visits the school for a half-day each week, but the language barrier keeps some parents from being involved, he says. He’d also like to see the West View Elementary School 2nd grader Miguel Gavriel and community participate and ESL teacher Michael Wueller anticipate the school’s Cinco de become more invested in Mayo-themed carnival May 6. Wueller is one of several teachers the school. who helped plan the carnival after the demise of the school’s “We’re a small school, PTO. Photo by Wendy Smith 200 kids, and people don’t know we’re here. We’re spepy to have others. Grupo quesadillas for the event. cial because we have small Folklorico Santa Cruz will Students can purchase classes and a good teacher provide Mexican Folk Danc- tickets to buy food, play to student ratio. The teaching, and a parent has vol- games, and participate in ers here really care about unteered to make tacos and activities like a dunking a the kids,” he says.

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said. She helped me give it a viduals in this program, and unique edge and helped me it really works to develop organize my document. I got you into a good leader.” lots of comments about how In addition to rigorous much they liked my essay.” scholastic requirements, JefSarah wants to study ferson Scholars must demonbusiness and public policy, strate strong citizenship and and since she was also ad- leadership qualities. Sarah, mitted to UVA as an Echolls who was wearing a “Humans Scholar, she will be exempt- are Solar Powered” T-shirt ed out of her prerequisites the day of this interview, and will be able to pursue a suspects that her participadouble major. tion on the school’s varsity “The great thing about rock climbing team helped. the scholarship is that it The West High climbers, connects me to amazing coached by art teacher Ben West High School student alumni. One of my judges Eng, competes nationally, Sarah Rennich. Photo by B. Bean started her own medical in- and Sarah is the captain. surance company. Another, Sarah’s parents are Vicki on her – not only in his stel- a lawyer from Atlanta, said Mayfield and Mark Rennich. lar European History class, his law firm has eight Jeffer- Her twin sister, Anna, will but also for giving his stu- son Scholars in it. There are be attending Northwestern dents the opportunity to all kinds of incredible indi- University. participate in Youth in Government activities in Nashville and Boston. “Mr. Gallo has given me A.L. Lotts Elso much confidence. It’s ementary School made me a more assertive teacher Karla Fultz person. I know my own opinhas been selected ions and stand by them and by the National can convince other people.” Council of TeachShe also credited Nancy ers in Mathemetcis McGlasson, who runs a pi(NCTIM) and the lot program called College National SciAwareness/Access/Admisence Teachers Association (NSTA) Meg Arning has sions Program (CA3P) for to attend this year’s Mickelson been named A.L. college-bound seniors. ExxonMobil Teachers Academy at Lotts Elementary “Ms. McGlasson helped the Liberty Science Center in Jersey School’s teacher me a lot, especially with City. Photos by N. Lester of the year. my leadership essay,” Sarah

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Shriners to hold annual ‘Rod, Bike and Kustom Nationals’ The Kerbela Shriners’ Smoky Mountain Rod, Bike and Kustom Nationals will be held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Music Road Hotel, 303 Henderson Chapel Road, in Pigeon Forge. Preregistration is $15 and $20 on the day of the show. Trophies will be awarded near the end of the day. All proceeds benefit the Kerbela Shine Temple. Info: Paul McMahan, 661-5120 or

Halls’ class of ‘71 Halls High class of 1971 will hold its 40th reunion Saturday, May 7, at Beaver Brook Country Club. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts and a cash bar. Cost is $30 per person. Make checks payable to HHS Class of 1971 and mail to Gene Parrott, 4410 Cabbage Road, Knoxville, TN 37938. Info: Hugh Wolfe, 922-8452.

Honoring Jim Bruner

Pinhole Photo Day

Bearden High School baseball coach Jack Tate visits with Jim Bruner, BHS Class of 1967, who threw out the first pitch at the Bearden vs. Central game April 8. Jim was All-KIL and instrumental in the construction of the Jim Smelcher Athletic Complex. The Bulldogs beat the Bobcats 14-3. Photo submitted

A1LabArts will celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, with photographer Donna Moore and 8 Shooters Studio, 1202 N. Central St. People of all ages are invited to participate. Cameras and darkroom assistance will be provided, and photos created during the event will be uploaded to A $3 donation will be requested. Info: Donna Moore, 742-9770.

SCHOOL EVENTS ■ The Good News Club will meet at Rocky Hill Elementary School 2:45 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in room B125. ■ All Knox County Schools will close Friday, April 22, and Monday, April 25, in observance of the Easter holiday.


■ Bearden Elementary School will present the “Bearden Boardwalk” festival 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 29, rain or shine. Everyone is invited. ■ Sacred Heart School, 711 Northshore Drive, will present a fundraiser and dinner with the comedy troupe “Einstein Simplified” 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the Sacred Heart Gymnasium. Tickets are $35 ($50 per couple) and reservations are required. All proceeds benefit the Sacred Heart Cathedral Annual Fund. RSVP by calling 558-4153 or email ■ Greenway School, 544 Canton Hollow Road, is currently enrolling grades 6-8 for fall. Families with rising 6th, 7th, or 8th graders are invited to schedule a tour of the school. Info: 777-0197 or www.

COMMUNITY CLUBS ■ Knox Writers Refuge will meet 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Borders in Turkey Creek. Info: ■ The Knoxville Writers’ Group will meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Naples Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. Guest speaker Connie Jordan Green, novelist and poet, will discuss “Poetry: Passion and Practice.” Everyone is invited. Lunch is $12. RSVP by Monday, April 25, by calling 983-3740. ■ The Captain W.Y.C. Hannum Chapter #1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Broadway United Methodist Church, 309 E. Broadway Ave. in Maryville. Everyone is invited. Info: 980-6346. ■ 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. ■ 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 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: www. ■ 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: or 615-944-1388.



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Diamond Dawgs at play Zach Sale (12) delivers a pitch to a waiting Farragut batter last Monday at Farragut. The Bulldogs fell to the Admirals 7-3. Photo by Justin Acuff

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Folk and blues singer Maggie Longmire will perform 8 p.m. Friday, April 30, at the Laurel Theater. Tickets are $12. Tickets: or 5237521.

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Knoxville man races ahead despite spinal injury Matthew PorterďŹ eld of Knoxville, 30, rolls through life at full speed. In a three-wheeled, 18-pound wheelchair, he competes nationally in road races and marathons. He was even a member of the U.S. Paralympic team in Brazil in 2008. “I’d like to go to the Paralympics in London in 2012, but we’ll see how that goes,â€? says PorterďŹ eld. He has been training about 10 hours a week for the April 18 Boston Marathon, for which he qualiďŹ ed in the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon in Japan in November. Describing himself as an ‘adrenaline junky,’ PorterďŹ eld was always an athlete growing up and during his high school days at Knoxville Baptist Christian School. Shortly after his graduation in 1998, PorterďŹ eld had a life-altering accident. “I had just turned 18, just graduated high school, and I was ready to hit the road,â€? he remembers. “I was riding my dirt bike and tried to jump a pond. I landed on my head and broke my T-5 vertebrae.â€? The broken vertebra damaged his spinal cord, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. “Yeah, it was difďŹ cult,â€? admits PorterďŹ eld, not one to dwell on the event. “But you just ‌ live. And go

tion, spinal cord or brain injury to be able to enjoy sports again. IRC staff members, most of whom are volunteers interested in sports, ďŹ nd adaptive equipment for each person depending on their needs. They offer free advice and lessons in everything from rock climbing to golf. The IRC also sponsors many competitive events during the year so that people with disabilities have an opportunity to participate in a variety of sports events. “I got into waterskiing, SCUBA diving, basketball, hang gliding,â€? smiles PorterďŹ eld. “I’ve tried just about everything you can think of. The wheelchair racing thing I got Matthew Porterfield of Knoxville into on my own. A friend of mine competes in wheelchair road races let me borrow his racing wheelchair around the world. He competes in because he wasn’t using it.â€? the Boston Marathon on April 18. PorterďŹ eld says wheelchair racing is an individual sport and an on. That’s how I live my life. It’s adrenaline rush. “It took off from just a challenge for me, and I like there. I started doing road races challenges.â€? around the area.â€? After rehabilitation at the PatriToday, PorterďŹ eld works full cia Neal Rehabilitation Center, Por- time at the company his father terďŹ eld began seeking out sports founded, David’s Commercial Tire opportunities through the center’s in Knoxville, and trains after work Innovative Recreation Cooperative and on weekends. He is married to (IRC). It’s a unique service – funded Jeannette PorterďŹ eld and they have entirely by donations – that helps a 9-month-old daughter, Kelsee. PorterďŹ eld serves on the board anyone struggling with an amputa-

of the Eskimo Escapades, a winter water ski charity event that raises money for IRC and other local charities. He also volunteers with the IRC and the Patricia Neal Rehab Center as a mentor, meeting with people who are dealing with a new spinal cord injury. “I tell them life’s not over; this is just another stepping stone for life,â€? he says. “There are certain avenues you can take with your life now, things you can do. As long as you’ve got good support from family and everything, life can go on and you can have fun doing it.â€? “I live a normal life, just in a wheelchair,â€? PorterďŹ eld explains. “I enjoy life, and I try to tell people to look at life positively. You can’t change what happened, but you might as well live your life.â€? PorterďŹ eld recommends the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center and the IRC to anyone who is dealing with a spinal cord or brain injury. “It’s an excellent program. I can’t say enough,â€? he says. “They’ve helped me out quite a bit over the years, and the people there are just great.â€? For more information about the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, call 1-800-PATNEAL or (865) 541-1353.

Patricia Neal Rehab earns 15 CARF accreditations The Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center (PNRC) has again received recognition from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). According to CARF, “This achievement is an indication of Patricia Neal’s dedication and commitment as an organization to improving the quality of the lives of those served. Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence.� Congratulations to the entire staff of PNRC. The pride and passion with which you go about your work is truly inspirational and the force behind the Center’s motto of “Restoring Abilities, Rebuilding Lives.�

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“Every sport has a different safety level, so that’s one of the things we have to evaluate,� says Kaye. “Somebody who has brittle bones shouldn’t probably water ski, or someone who’s had a brain injury might not be able to SCUBA because of safety issues.� Even if he can’t provide a sport thru the IRC, Kaye refers people to specialists around the area. “If someone says I want to hang glide, that’s usually not something we can do with them, but we can refer them to someone who does,� he says. The IRC frequently works with people to teach them new

sports they might never have tried otherwise. “We have folks who’ve never water skied in their lives, and they come out and say, ‘I can do that.’ It’s a win-win situation,� Kaye says. “We’ve been able to help individuals get back into life and then they give back to IRC and help others. They’re advocates for individuals with disabilities, they’re advocates for prevention, and they’re good citizens.� For information about IRC events or donating to the IRC, log on to or call (865) 541-1353.

IRC hosts 30th Annual Learn to Ski event The Patricia Neal Innovative Recreation Cooperative (IRC) recently hosted the 30th anniversary Beech Mountain Learn to Ski event. The event was coordinated by the Patricia Neal IRC with assistance from Disabled Sports USA, Beech Mountain Ski Resort and Adventure Sport and Activities Program in Charlotte, NC. It is the oldest and largest adaptive snow sports clinic in the Southeastern United States. Fifty Patricia Neal IRC volunteers and instructors taught 160 sessions in four days to a variety of individuals with spine and brain injury, stroke, visual impairments, cerebral palsy, spina biďŹ da, amputees and other neurological, developmental and orthopedic conditions. The annual event features participants from age 5 to 75 from Tennessee, North and South Carolina, and Georgia.



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The Patricia Neal Innovative Recreation Cooperative (IRC), founded in 1994, is a unique program that helps people with disabilities participate in sports and leisure activities, both for their therapeutic beneďŹ t and just for fun, according to Al Kaye, PNRC IRC coordinaclinical specialist tor Al Kaye. and IRC founder “We use recreation as a way to teach life skills,â€? explains Kaye, who sees about 500 people with disabilities throughout the year, from as far away as Florida. Aided by about 100 volunteers throughout the Knoxville community – those with and without disabilities – the IRC offers free advice and lessons on adaptive sports equipment to anyone who needs it. The program is funded by the Fort Sanders Foundation, grants and private donations. IRC’s core sports include cycling, paddling, golf, water and snow skiing, shooting, rock climbing and SCUBA diving, among others.


The ‘biggest winner’ Kelsey Godfrey displays her award medal at the finish line of the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon on April 3 in Neyland Stadium. Godfrey also won the Covenant Health Biggest Winner weight loss challenge which uses marathon training as a tool for weight loss. This is Godfrey’s sixth half-marathon but her first weighing less than 200 pounds. Photo submitted

Easter brunch and cruise The Volunteer Princess cruise ship will host an Easter Sunday Brunch and Cruise 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24. Tickets are $39.95 with children 10 and under admitted free. Reservations can be made no later than 24 hours from departure time. Info: 541-4556 or visit www.volunteerprincess. com.

‘Madam Speaker’ East Tennessee PBS will air “Madam Speaker: Beth Harwell Makes History” 10:30 p.m. Monday, April 18. The program includes a half-hour exclusive interview with the first woman elected Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Komen grants Determined to save lives and end breast cancer forever, the Knoxville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded nine grants totaling $509,702 to programs providing breast cancer services in the Knoxville area. Grant winners are: (front) Bonnie Huff, Dayspring Family Health Center; Renee Hawk, UT Cancer Institute; Mae King, UT Breast Health Outreach Program; Kelly Melear-Hough, Rural Medical Services; Diane Clevenger, Rural Medical Services; Mary Jane Dewey, TN Department of Health; (back) Mark Watt, Dayspring Family Health Center; Reedie McWilliams, TN Department of Health; Danni Lambert, TN Department of Health; Peggy Iachetta, UT Breast Health Outreach Program; Jean Winstead, The Cathy L. Hodges Memorial Cancer Foundation; Jane Andrews, Blount Memorial Foundation; and Barbara Conant, Hope for Today Cancer Support Group. Not pictured: Elmeria Teffeteller, Thompson Cancer Survival Center, and Michele Sexton, Celebrate Life Cancer Support Group. Photo submitted

Bullying workshop There will be a bullying workshop 8 a.m. to noon Friday, May 6, at Children’s Hospital’s Koppel Plaza. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Steven Craft, MDiv., from the Harvard School of Divinity. The workshop will focus on helping children know how to stop being teased without getting into trouble; it will teach adults simple responses that reduce aggression between children; it will explain why the anti-bully movement of the past is counterproductive and promotes victim mentality; and participants will learn the psychological value of The Golden Rule, freedom of speech and humor. The program is being offered by the Pastoral Care Staff at Children’s Hospital. Info and registration: Chap-

lain Stan Fleming, 541-8375 screening days in their own communities. or Funding from NBCF will UT Medical Center allow BHOP to provide free digital screening mamreceives grant mograms for uninsured for breast cancer women onboard UT Medical Center’s state-of-the program art Mobile Mammography The National Breast Unit. Info: 305-9753. Cancer Foundation (NBCF) has awarded a $55,000 Hodge named one-year grant to the Breast Fort Sanders’ Health Outreach Program (BHOP) at the University of general manager Tennessee Medical Center Tommy Hodge has been Cancer Institute to increase named general manager of awareness of the life-saving Covenant Health’s five-star benefits of early detection fitness facility, Fort Sanders of breast cancer. Health and Fitness Center. This is the first year The newly-created posithe program has received tion includes oversight of funding from NCBF to sup- all operations and strategic port its work on this health planning for the center. issue. Hodge most recently Staff members with the was vice president of sales BHOP team educate women at Power Systems Inc. He in 21 rural and remote is a native of Powell and a counties of East Tennesgraduate of the University of Tennessee. see and inform them of

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Wildflower pilgrimage The 61st annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage will be held Tuesday, April 26, through Sunday, May 1, in the Great Smoky Mountains. The event, hosted by the University of Tennessee, will include art exhibits, merchants, guest speakers and more. Registration is open online at Onsite registration begins Monday, April 25, at Gatlinburg’s M.L. Mills Conference Center. Info: 974-0280.

Living history weekend

Lola is a delicate, 2-year-old, spayed Pit Bull who was used for breeding and then abandoned by the owner at a boarding kennel. She is a tender, sensitive girl who will follow you around. Lola is underweight and under loved, and deserves a better future than the past she has had. Lambeau is a very playful 4-year-old neutered male Shepherd whose previous owner never returned to pick him up at a boarding kennel. He is a sweet, energetic boy who would thrive in a country home with adults or older children.

The Ramsey House Plantation, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, will host “A Living History Weekend: A Timeline from The French and Indian War to the Civil War” Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15. Info: 546-0745 or visit www.

Pink for boys Did you know that the color pink can turn your boy into a girl? Heaven forbid that you let that dastardly hue touch your boy child, or you’ll be courting a dreadful transformation from snakes, snails and puppy dog tales to sugar, spice and everything nice. Well, that’s what you would have thought last week if you paid attention to the media brouhaha surrounding a piece in J. Crew’s latest catalog showing Jenna Lyons, the clothing company’s president and creative director, with her 5-year-old son Beckett, whose toenails are painted pink. Pretty soon, editorials were calling the piece “transgendered child propaganda,” and similar poppycock. News flash, people. There’s a lot more to gender than a color. Painted toenails can no more make a boy a girl than wearing a ball cap can make a girl a boy. Why is it OK, even cute, for girls to be confirmed tomboys, but the minute a boy is caught doing anything remotely feminine it’s the end of the world? My boy plays with my makeup. He likes to brush my hair. He has a toy power screwdriver that he calls a hairdryer. He even has a (gasp!) pink teddy bear that he totes around the house. As I write this, the bear is in my car, in its own seatbelt, because Daniel likes it to be

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moms101 safe when it rides along with us. Someone gave it to me, and he adopted it. All this from the same boy who loves cars and trains, thinks sticks are the greatest toy ever and says “Batter, batter, batter, swing!” when he plays with his T-ball set. I played Little League baseball. My best friend growing up was a boy. I had Star Wars figures, G.I. Joes and Barbies. These days, I’m pretty sure the fact that no one said to me, “Girls don’t do suchand-such,” has made me a more capable woman. In my college days, I was always the one my roommates called on to hammer a nail, venture into the spider-infested basement to flip the breaker and get the lawnmower started. Did any of that make me a man? Heck, no. So, even though being a sensitive guy not as socially acceptable as being a tough girl, I’m never going to tell Daniel that “Boys don’t do such-and-such,” and woe be unto anyone who does. Contact Shannon Carey at shannon@

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Young-Williams Animal Center friend Kristin G. enjoys a few moments with Lucey, a 2-year-old female shepherd dog mix. Lucey is a gentle dog that bonds very quickly with people. She is learning to walk on a leash and prefers to potty outside. She may do well in a house with other dogs, but she could also adjust to life as an “only dog.” Lucey has lots of potential and is available for adoption at Young-Williams Animal Village, 6400 Kingston Pike. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. daily. The main center at 3201 Division St. is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. See all of the center’s adoptable animals at


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Brown Bag, Green Book A new season of the Brown Bag, Green Book lunch and learn series begins this month at the East Tennessee History Center: ■ “Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima Daiichi: Future Commercial Use of Nuclear Energy,” by nuclear safety expert Harold R. Denton on Wednesday, April 20. ■ “Living Downstream: a Scientist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment” by Sandra Steingraber will be discussed by Edye Ellis, host of “The Good Life” on HGTV, former anchor with WBIR-TV and breast cancer survivor, on Wednesday, May 18. ■ “The Bridge at the Edge

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of the World: Capitalism, the Environment and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability” by James Gustave Speth will be presented by Metro Pulse columnist Frank Cagle on Wednesday, June 15. Reading the book is optional but encouraged. Copies of the books are available at the library. Info: Emily Ellis, 215-8723.

Spring show for Knoxville Watercolor Society The Knoxville Watercolor Society will host a spring show and sale through Sunday, May 15, at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Info: Wilda Clark, 588-6828.

■ 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: www.cancersupportet. org or 546-4661. ■ Chronic Pain and Depression support group meets noon to 1:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every

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DAV Chapter 24 has FREE RENTAL OF POWER WHEEL CHAIRS available for any area disabled veteran or members of their immediate family. Manually operated wheel chairs also available. Call 690-7690 for information.

For Sale By Owner 40a 2.3 AC. LAKEVIEW HOME, Kingston, indoor pool, 4 BR, 3 BA, FPS, DR/LR, FR, Below Appraisal $295,000. 865-414-9634 ***Web ID# 719954*** FSBO 9813 Tallahassee 4br, 2.5ba, 2 stry, $229,900 Big yard, 865-323-4707 Web ID #753111

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■ “Phobias and Stress Reduction Techniques,” 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, Cedar Bluff Library, 9045 Cedar Park Drive. Free admission. Sponsored by The Foundation for Wellness Professionals.


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3 BR, 2 BA, carport, outside single gar., Douglas Lakefront lot $850/mo. $1,000 DD, 210', year round waNo pets. 865-898-4857 ter. Beautiful views Gentle slope, 1.9 ac, 3BR, 2BA, lg. kit. & dockable, 30 min from dining area, dbl. Knox., 3 mi south of carport, lg. level lot. Dandridge, paid $215k 4410 McCampbell selling $185k. Ln., no pets. $695 865-546-9202 mo. 865-546-9533.

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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. ■ 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 ■ UT Hospice conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with its program. No medical experience is required.

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STAFFMARK - KNOXVILLE MARKET 770262MASTER Apts - Unfurnished 71 Ad Size 3 x 4 4c NW help wntd 1 BR, Ftn. City, Now 1/2 mo. rent. New crpt, stove, <ec> refrig., W&D, water pd.

4 BR, 2 1/2 BA, FP, deck, 2 car gar., fenced yard, Cedar Ft. Loudon Lakehouse Bluff $1500/mo. No sleeps 8-10, 4BR/4BA, cats. 865-966-6770 Lindal Cedar ext, boathse w/pwr lift & jetski ramp, ***Web ID# 767147*** 6A close-in to Pell. Pkwy Clinton Hwy Area $549,000. Catherine for Bidding 10% Traver, Coldwell Banker 2 to choose from, 3 BRS, buyer's premium. Wallace & Wallace 2 Baths, 1 car garage, new home on cul-de-sac Lic# 2447. 865-688-8600. 865-256-3779 Hall Real Estate & lot, laundry connect. Auction Company. TELLICO LAKE LOT $800 rent, $600 damage new dock, unrestricted, dep., 1 yr lease, no pets FTN CITY 254-9552 or 388-3232 off Ball Play Rd. 3BR, 2.5BA, LR, DR, $48,000. 865-740-1616. L g d e n , sunroom, ***Web ID# 770261*** FARRAGUT. Lrg 4 BR, patio, 3116 SF, 1.25 ac, 2.5 BA, 2 car gar, 2 car gar., $175,000 Jacuzzi tub, FP, $1900 City Employees CU Cemetery Lots 49 mo+dep. 865-310-3188 824-7200 option 3 ***Web ID# 762046*** LG. 7-8 rm. 2 BA, Vic- HIGHLAND SOUTH, 2 lots, 2 vaults, 2 PLEASANT RIDGE torian Old North 3 BR, 2 BA, vaulted Knoxville. $47,500. stones, Garden of Eden, $5500. 865-523-9918. ceiling in living rm, Details 865-687-4373 2 car gar., fenced back yard, great Open Sunday Real Estate Auctions 52 location $900/mo. + dep. Pets ok with 2pm - 4pm deposit. 865-414-4509 Bsmt rancher with REAL ESTATE WEST NEAR Lovell storage galore!! 2100 AUCTION Rd. 2 BR, 1 BA, SF + 2100 SF unfin. LAKEFRONT appls. provided, bsmt. 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, HOUSES & LAND $450/mo. 865-938-1653 open floor plan. Priv. Go to bkyrd, gas frpl, hdwd. Summer Rose Subd. Condo Rentals 76 5006 Ivy Rose Dr. for Bidding. 37918, in Ftn. City. Current auction Built by Maplewood Fountain City Area 3BR in Halls, 8 Ac Development LLC. Pebblestone Condos, 3 North Knox County Call 865-567-5788 or BRS, 2 Baths, 2 car & Lakefront home Kathleen @ Keller garage, screened in Harriman. 10% Williams 865-207-6265 back porch, gas FP, Buyers premium $850 rent, $600 dep., 1 added to all bids. yr lease, no pets. WHY RENT? BUY. 254-9552 or 388-3232 Hall Real Estate Halls, 3 BR, 2 BA, 1200 & Auction Company. SF charmer, fully renov., Lic # 2447. apprx $650/mo. 865-659WEST KNOX, SPACall me for details. 2577 or 865-805-2190 CIOUS 2 BR condo, 865-677-8600. 1450 SF, lg. LR, BR, cath. ceil. W/D conn, West 40w patio, new Commercial Prop-Sale 60 storage, counter tops, $750/mo. 494-0909 or 924-9643. 329 VISTA Trl., 37934, ***Web ID# 766678*** 9800 SF, 1.5 ACRES 3BR, 2BA, Fully remodeled, $189,000 Retail w/Warehouse. obo. 865-456-4007. Chapman Hwy. Rooms-Roommates 77 $439,000. ***Web ID# 769710*** Call 865-379-0364. FARRAGUT, Across MIDDLEBROOK INN street from Concord NORRIS CENTER  Nicest Economical lake, 3 br, 2 ba, 2 Motel in West Knox! NORRIS TENNESSEE car garage, w/ Including 5 units,  HBO, ESPN, Lg. Rms beautiful brand new  1 Night $21.90 + tax renovations. $189,900. each unit w/separate lease. Incl. Restaurant, Call 865-599-8174.  Week $104.50 + tax Food Center, Dental ***Web ID# 766108***  Exc. Area on Bus Line Office, U.S. Post Office 588-1982 & Hardwood Flooring Distributor. Asking Condos- Townhouses 42 price $500,000. Manf’d Homes - Rent 86 Contact FANTASTIC SPACIOUS Howard Henegar, Westland Court Condo, Broker, 865-548-9379. NOW TAKING APcomp remod in 2008. Gated PLICATIONS for comm w/pool, rear rent of 2BR trailer entry gar, 3 br, 2 1/2 Investment Prop-Sale 61 at 7431 Blacks Ferry ba, office & courtyard Rd. $500/mo. Call $359,000. 865-705-4948 947-9557 for appt. 3 Acres ***Web ID# 767849*** HEART OF HALLS Ready for construction. Trucking Opportunities 106 Farms & Land 45 Can build to suit. May be divided or $1000 - $1250 - $1500 leased for storage. CROSSVILLE -- LAND, Sign on Bonuses! 865-567-5788. great buys, 5 - 300 *Realtors welcome* acres. OWNER TERMS. Hiring Over the Road Call Sunny Norris, 5,000 SF Comm'l Drivers: Van, Flatbed, 931-265-1764. Realty 1 Bldg., already leased, Refrigerated openings. Group 931-707-8787. 1456 Breda Dr. 37918. 865-567-5788 AA/EOE. Call Roehl Acreage- Tracts 46 DUPLEX & HOUSE 1-888-867-6345 with great income. 15 ACRES. Hines ValDRIVERS: Owner OpAll (7) units ley Rd, Lenoir City. currently rented. erator Openings for Creek, woods, pas25% CAP 235.0029 Dedicated Boat Hauling ture. Water, elec, gas. Lrg barn, priv., Division. CDL-A, Flatbeautiful. Pics avail bed Exp & Canada upon request. $285K Qualified Req. TMC: 1865-771-0919 800-217-9503 ***Web ID# 767316***


■ 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.

2 BR, 2 1/2 BA, W/D, $635, West 865-670-0007

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Dockable Lakefront lots at drastically reduced prices. This upscale Loudon community is close to west Knoxville, 2 miles off I-75. Featuring 1+ acre waterfront lots and scenic lake view lots with all utilities. Only 14 lots remain. These lots will all be sold well below appraised value. All offers considered. Investment deal of lifetime. You must see this community. Call Rick at 865/300-7791 KNX744274

■ Fibromyalgia screenings are held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Fibromyaligia Clinic located at Total Rehab Physical Therapy. Also support group meetings and several classes are held on the third Wednesday of each month. No charge. Info: 548-1086.


A CLEAN LG 2-3BR Old North Knox Ref & dep. req. No smoking/pets. $595/mo. 522-7552 Beautiful & Private, Halls, 7.51 Acres, 5 NEAR WEST Town 1 ac fenced, new 768 BR studio, 1 BA, sf guest house, 1 1/2 W&D conn, CHA, no ba, laundry rm, pets. $325. 865-966-5983 hdwd flrs, full kit, walk in closet, open Near West Town 2 BR flr plan, foundation TH, 1 1/2 BA, W&D to main house conn, CHA, no pets. ready to frame out. Lease. $500. 865-966-5983 Most of property level. Year round spring house, creek, SENIOR HIGH grt views, must see RISE FACILITY to appreciate. 5505 Salem Church Rd. 1 BR APTS. Asking $179,000. Oak Ridge, TN Call 865-922-3436 ***Web ID# 765874***

SAT. May 7, 12 noon Lakefront home in Harriman, 2BR, 2BA. Opening bid of only $50,000. Go to for Bidding, 10% buyers premium. Lic# 2447. 865-688-8600 Hall Real Estate & Auction Company.

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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, 2187081.

month at Faith Promise Church off Pellissippi Parkway. Info: Paula, 945-3810, or 7481407.


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REFRIG., BOSCH, 36" Linea 800 series, side by side S/S, counter depth, 1 yr old, $1,000. 865-940-1239

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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. ■ YWCA Club W, 420 W. Clinch Ave., offers a hula hooping class 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, and a belly dancing class 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Info: 523-6126 or visit


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Parkwest chief of staff is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;more than a doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to kidney patient When Paulette White of Loudon County was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in 2004, it concerned her greatly because she knew ďŹ rsthand how difďŹ cult CKD could be. She had a family member who required dialysis. However, through the care of Parkwest Nephrologist G. Edward Newman M.D., she has learned how to manage the disease while retaining her independence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dr. Newman has been way more than just a doctor. He has always been there for me and my family. He takes the time to talk and explain things to us, and his entire medical team is great all the way around,â&#x20AC;? said White. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one of a kind â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a real trooper. I just love him.â&#x20AC;?

Newman reciprocates the appreciation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mrs. White is a patient who never complains about her own discomfort. I think she worries more about how her illness affects her family. But, she is certainly inquisitive about her medical issues, and she wants to know what is causing her symptoms and what can be done about it,â&#x20AC;? said Newman. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because CKD can be a silent problem, it is important to ask questions and understand the jargon, which she does. I think she and I have a trusting and open relationship, and I value it, and her, very much,â&#x20AC;? said Newman. White advocates strongly that patients should take an active role in their healthcare.

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Chronic Kidney Disease? Chronic Kidney Disease is a condition most commonly referred to simply as CKD. If the kidneys do not perform as they should for longer than three months of time, patients are diagnosed with CKD. Two main causes of CKD are diabetes and high blood pressure. These can be caused by another disease or inherited traits. Some people with CKD may not ever feel sick or know that they are slowly losing kidney function; therefore, it is important to always seek medical attention when health concerns arise. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you have CKD, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to follow your doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s orders and adapt your lifestyle accordingly,â&#x20AC;? said Parkwest Nephrologist and Chief of Staff Dr. G. Edward Newman. Although there is no cure for CKD, one can learn how to successfully manage the condition to lessen the progression of the disease.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because CKD can be a silent problem, it is important to ask questions and understand the jargon.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; G. Edward Newman, M.D.

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Dr. Newman shares a moment with Paulette White in his office following a recent visit. White said Newman is â&#x20AC;&#x153;one of a kind - a real trooper.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sit down and talk openly with your doctor so you have a full picture of whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going on,â&#x20AC;? she advised. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid because not knowing will hurt you the worst in the long run. Keeping your weight down and living a healthy lifestyle will make the most impact.â&#x20AC;? There is no cure for CKD; however, the progression of the disease can be managed. White is among an estimated 26 million Americans whose renal function is impacted by CKD, but she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let medical setbacks keep her from being there for her friends and family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Paulette makes it a point to reach out and take care of somebody everyday,â&#x20AC;? said Tammy Conger, practice manger for Dr. Newman and his partner, Dr. Kendra

Hendon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She always has a smile on her face and brings laughter to the room, no matter what.â&#x20AC;? For White, 69, the desire to help others has been a lifelong mission. In fact, after her high school graduation, she moved to New York and worked for a hospital because she felt she could make a difference caring for others. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where she met her husband, William. After 48 years of marriage, they have two children, six grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. In addition to living with CKD, Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s medical history includes diabetes, high blood pressure and a heart condition. She has also faced multiple knee replacements and stomach cancer that required her

to have home healthcare. Through all of these health challenges, she makes it a point to be there for others. She is heavily involved as a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church where fundraising and preparing food for bereaved families is her specialty. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like to be on the go and have my independence,â&#x20AC;? said White. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going to nursing homes and traveling with ETHRA Public Transit patients has allowed me to be there for others by simply listening and offering them words of encouragement.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;If anyone needs anything, they know that Paulette is the first one that they can count on,â&#x20AC;? said her niece, Kim, who was raised by White.

Knoxville Kidney Center receives 2011 Exemplary Practice Award Knoxville Kidney Center, the ofďŹ ce of Drs. G. Edward Newman and Kendra Hendon, is the 2011 recipient of the Renal Physicians Association (RCA) Exemplary Practice Award. The ofďŹ ce was chosen from all nephrology ofďŹ ces in the United States based on how they provide an exceptional standard of quality patient care, utilize electronic medical records and demonstrate leadership in the community. Dr. Newman ďŹ&#x201A;ew to Washington, D.C., to accept the award at the RPA annual meeting last month. Knoxville Kidney Center PLLC is located at 320 Park 40 North, Suite A, off Park West Boulevard. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and most types of insurance are accepted. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 865-692- Dr. Newman accepts the 2011 Exemplary Practice Award in Washing3462. ton D.C.

Proper kidney function is vital because they work with many systems throughout the body. Their primary functions encompass filtration to help with the: N Removal of wastes and fluids from the body N Balancing of water and chemicals N Manufacturing of red blood cells N Promotion of good bone health N Blood pressure management

Join CKD Support Group Anyone who has or provides care to someone who has chronic kidney disease (CKD) is invited to attend the CKD support group hosted by Knoxville Kidney Center. The group meets at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month and focuses specifically on topics of interest to those impacted by CKD. The next meeting will be held Monday, April 18, at Knoxville Kidney Center at 320 Park 40 North Blvd., Suite A, (just off Park West Boulevard at Cedar Bluff Road). For more information about the CKD support group, call 865-692-3462.

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Franklin Square Franklin Square is always interesting, but now it’s about to be visited by The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Get the scoop inside, plus see your friends at The Gathering, hosted by Lynn Duncan and Shopper-News.


Franklin Square plans annual plant sale Nancy Walls and Coby Leach, general manager of the Chop House, share a laugh during last’s week inaugural The Gathering at Franklin Square. More pictures on Pages 4-5. Photo by A. Hart

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Running shoes! Lace up them running shoes and scoot on over to The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs to get ready for your very own road race – The Dogwood Classic 5K on April 30. Info: 232-1414.

Oops! Lesson learned. Don’t misname a military aircraft. We had three calls last week, a huge number for us, to note that we misnamed the plane pictured with the story about retired Lt. Col. Don McGee, a resident at NHC Farragut. Rogers Penfield, a pal from the West Knox Rotary Club, called first. He said the picture is actually a P-51, not a P-39. Then Ray Sears sent an email with a link to military aircraft. And another gentleman called really early one morning to clear up the mistake. Lesson learned.

By Anne Hart The Chop House at Franklin Square was a major center of activity last Tuesday when the Franklin Square Merchants Association, Chop House manager Coby Leach and the Shopper-News joined to sponsor the first in a series of monthly events known as “The Gathering at Franklin Square.” Hosting the events is Lynn Duncan, director of major gifts for the John J. Duncan Jr. School of Law, which is named for her husband, U.S. Rep. Jimmy Duncan. The crowd included some of her family there to lend support for the premiere event, Franklin Square merchants, local elected officials and politicians, and a large group of friends on hand to enjoy the delicious food and the great company. Franklin Square’s events coordinator Barbara Ashdown brought news of the upcoming 18th annual Spring Garden Festival the Knox County Council of Garden Clubs and the Merchants Association will host from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30. The always popular event inspires gardeners with offerings by local vendors of annuals, perennials, day lilies, native plants, herbs, ferns, water feature plants and other growing things, garden related arts and crafts, gardening services, and other pertinent information in the distinctive setting of Franklin Square. Art from local schools and high schools will be displayed as an opportunity for budding artists to gain recognition from public exposure. A bluegrass band will perform in the afternoon, complimentary refreshments will be served, and special activities for children and families are planned. Animal characters will be on hand to greet children, and merchants will be hosting special sidewalk sales. Donations from the event will benefit the many projects of the Knox County Council’s 21 garden clubs, including the children’s garden at the Ivan Racheff House and Garden on Tennessee Avenue. Contact:


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A new website about lung transplants ... and why Buck Bell was born special. Ask anyone who has ever met him and they’ll agree. When he was just a little blue-eyed tow-headed kid in grammar school, teachers sent notes home to his parents giving him a pat on the back for one thing or another, and they almost always used that word: “special.” After he finished the 1st grade, he and his mom returned to her hometown when his military Dad was sent overseas to a place the family couldn’t go. Her

Anne Hart family was worried about how he would respond to a new school in a new town with people he had never met. “Don’t worry,” he told them, “I know how to make friends. I just smile at people and then I have new friends. It’s really easy.”

Pretty smart for a 6-yearold. Throughout his life he has consistently searched for ways to do special things for other people. Holiday gifts from him are always the result of extraordinary thought. So yes, it would appear that Buck Bell was just born special. He was also born with cystic fibrosis, the terrible, genetic disease for which there is no cure and which most often takes its victims in their youth, as their tiny lungs work

to expel a thick mucus. And while there is no such thing as a “mild” case of CF, Buck was blessed with parents who put his health above all else. His dad, who had planned a short tour of duty in the Army, changed his plans and instead made it his career,

thus assuring the best medical care for his son. His mom devoted herself completely to making certain Buck ate the right diet, took all of his many medications and got the prescribed amount of exercise. Buck managed to live fairly normally, with only the occasional hospital visit. He graduated from high school, then college, got a really good job as a high-powered computer guru and met and married a wonderful young school teacher named Jennifer.

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Go east, young man I’ve often heard that Magnolia Avenue was named for the rows of magnolia trees that once lined the street. I have since learned that the street was named in honor of Magnolia Branner, mother of H. Bryan Branner, mayor of Knoxville from 1880 to 1881.


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

transformations Thanks to KCDC’s involvement with the Magnolia Avenue Corridor Plan – we’re working on the project in conjunction with the city of Knoxville and Metropolitan Planning Commission – that isn’t the only thing I’ve learned about the area. I recently had the pleasure of participating in a meeting, graciously hosted by Dean Rosalyn Tillman, at Pellissippi State’s recently renovated Magnolia Avenue campus to discuss elements of the plan. Positive energy surrounded the meeting thanks to a crowd of enthusiastic people eager to see the revitalization plan. The plan covers the north end of downtown, the Hall of Fame-Caswell Park area, Burlington and the areas in between, a section of town described as being a “gateway to downtown.” The plan, which follows other projects to improve the city of Knoxville, defines the area as being, “the last major wedge of land and transportation systems that could be further revitalized within the neighborhoods known as the Heart of Knoxville.” The plan includes many positive elements, including: ■ Opportunities for more intense, mixeduse development to include retail, housing and office uses. ■ Conservation, restoration and reuse of historic resources. ■ Improvements to the sidewalk, bicycle and street systems, including standards for on- and off-street parking. ■ More lighting. ■ Preservation of the area as a warehouse district. There’s another public meeting at the Pellissippi State Magnolia Avenue Campus on Monday, April 25, at 5 p.m. I hope to see you there!

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Wilma Burton and daughter Deanna Hill catch up over breakfast at Long’s. Burton, a Sunday school teacher at Central Baptist Church of Bearden, described a powerful women’s program held at the church last week, and Hill discussed her younger daughter’s plans to attend the Webb School prom. Her older daughter, a UT student, was presented at the Dogwood Ball on April 16. “My girls keep me busy,” she says.

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New interior design shop opens this week

The Janets Testerman (mother and daughter) try to enjoy a quiet breakfast in spite of the intrusion of a reporter and City Council candidate Finbarr Saunders. Janet the younger is busy these days as co-chair of the Dogwood Arts Festival. Her schedule is less hectic now that meetings are over and the festival has begun, she says. Photos by Wendy Smith

The staff of Upstairs came to Long’s Drug Store as an early celebration of the design studio’s grand opening on Friday, April 22. Bobby Brown, Todd Richesin, Jan Dugger, Rita Wooten and Terri Jessup make up the design and sales staff for the new interior design studio and store at the intersection of Old Kingston Pike and Lyons View Pike. The store will feature a mix of new furniture, antiques, beautiful fabrics and lots of color, says Richesin. He has been named one of the country’s top 20 young designers by both Traditional Home and House Beautiful magazines.

Rotarians learn about techonomics By Anne Hart Dr. H. Lee Martin, recent speaker at a meeting of the West Knox Rotary Club, is uniquely qualified for the position he holds at the University of Tennessee.

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Martin, who has mechanical engineering degrees from UT and Purdue, teaches engineering entrepreneurship. He holds numerous patents, and is the creator of the IPIX technology, which enables the user to create panoramic views for such things as virtual tours. Martin discussed “techonomics” – the impact technology has on economics – and explained the extent to which dramatically changing technology affects day-to-day life. Just one example: holding up his cell phone, he told his audience it has “more capability than we used to put a man on the moon in 1969.”

Meet the members Peter Tarbell has been a Rotarian since 2006. He has been an active volunteer in the club’s Pond Gap Elementary School mentoring program for three years and also participates in the club’s reading program at the school. A native of New Haven, Conn., he grew up in Iowa and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wayne State University. He lived in Jacksonville, Fla., for 17 years and became a Jaguars fan, but says he has transferred his loyalties to UT since moving to Knoxville eight years ago. He is a member of the Knoxville Home Builders Association and is the third generation of his family to work for National Gypsum Company, where he is an award-winning sales representative based out of Charlotte, N.C. He is engaged to be married to Jamie Sheumaker in June. Sam Smith is a fourthgeneration Floridian who grew up in the Kissimmee area. He lived in Central America for two years and

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moved to Marianna, in the Florida Panhandle, at age 12 where he began working summers at his father’s truck stop. He graduated from Auburn University in 1988 and then worked for two years with Arthur Anderson in Atlanta for two years. He began working in the family business in 1990 and moved to Knoxville in 1997 to oversee the Knoxville

West Truckstops of America Travel Center at Watt Road. He attends Redeemer Church and is involved with Emerald Youth Foundation, Redeeming Hope Ministries and Knox Youth Sports. He and his wife, Mary Beth, have three children: Nick, a West High senior who will attend UT in the fall; Will, a West High sophomore; and Kathleen, a 6th grader at Bearden Middle School. Brad Buckshorn is a new member of the Rotary Club of West Knoxville, sponsored by Keely Ritchie. Brad is branch manager with First Tennessee on Middlebrook Pike. He is a UT graduate, majoring in economics and psychology. His wife is Mary Beth.

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Sunny spring at Southern Market Georgia Georghiou, manager at Southern Market on Homberg Drive, spends a gorgeous spring day outside on the store’s patio arranging seasonal items like these colorful handmade glass mushrooms. Photo by A. Hart

Shopper SPot Chez Liberty: ■ South America meets Napa: the Faust Wine Dinner is Thursday, April 21, at a cost of $79 plus tax. ■ Cigars & Rum is Friday, April 22, on the patio for $35 plus tax and gratuity. Cigar choices are Hoyo Reposado en Cedro or LaGloria Serie N and a flight of rum with three choices. ■ Easter Brunch is 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24. To make reservations for any event: 330-9862 or email Erika@chezliberty. com.


Jeanne Dole and a few of her friends from Farragut enjoy the festivities. Pictured are Dole, Sandra Smith, Cathy Thaler, Cathy McKeown and Richard Crutcher.

Director Donna Hardesty gets hugs from some of her Pre-K students. From left are Seth Stalcup, Aiden Stalcup, Tom Holden, Larkin Bristow and Jacob Persson. Photo by A. Hart

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Enrollment now open for Pre-K at Christian Academy By Anne Hart Pamela Bomkamp is a “helper” for her friend Susie Varone, owner of Two’s Company Catering, which donated food for the event.

The Cantrell family: little Isabelle, 7 months; held by her mom, Elizabeth Swindeman (center); with Elizabeth’s mom, Jackie Cantrell of Dandridge (left); and her mom, Mary Joan Laing, Morristown.

Ben Morton of Knoxville Beverage pours a sample. Wines ranged from Candoni Prosecco at $14.99 to Duckhorn’s Decoy Red Blend at $25.99. In all, Knoxville Beverage supplied eight wines to sample.

Bridget von Weisenstein from Kingsport and her motherin-law, Dawn von Weisenstein, from the Cedar Bluff area.

Second Saturday for Second Harvest Gene Treacy with guests Jenny Williams and Grady Regas.

Spend just a few minutes observing the Pre-K students at Christian Academy of Knoxville and you see a lot of bright youngsters with big smiles on their faces indicating they’re happy to be where they are. Spend a little while with Donna Hardesty, the school’s Pre-K and After Care director and you find out the reasons why. Her enthusiasm for what she does is contagious and is reflected in the eyes of the children when they gather around her. Hardesty has been with the school for 12 years and started the Pre-K program. Her son, Logan, began CAK as a 1st grader and will graduate this year. Hardesty willingly volunteers her core philosophy about her work with the children at CAK. “My passion is to establish a true love for learning, and the earlier you can do that the longer it stays with them. And learning doesn’t have to be boring.” There is certainly nothing boring about this place. The school’s Pre-K program now fills two buildings. Students spend their classroom time moving among three rooms, each of which has a specific teaching purpose. Forty-five minutes is spent in each room before going on to the next. The pattern repeats throughout the day. First is the “craft room.” This is very much a hands on environment, where children learn to exercise all five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. This room has a kitchen, and there is some actual cooking done with the children – cookies, biscuits, hot chocolate. It’s also a good

place to make salt clay ornaments. Once a month there is a “color day,” where everything eaten that day is of just one color. Another day is devoted to a particular shape, or a certain letter of the alphabet. Other exciting things happen here, too – like the beans that are starting to sprout in little plastic bags attached to a sunny window. Next is the “Skill Room,” which is set up like a typical classroom in kindergarten with tiny tables and chairs and teacher-guided learning. Here the children learn numbers, letters, shapes, handwriting and color association to certain items. There are story boards and letter charts that aid in teaching various kinds of skills. The third area is called the “Center Room.” Here there are 10 different centers of activity, and each child chooses what he or she wants to work on, including puppets, science, art, reading, puzzles, legos and “home living,” which includes such things as ironing and cooking. Study here is more individualized, because the students are actually making their own choices and discovering what they like doing or learning best. This room offers a different kind of challenge. Most of the centers allow for only one or two children at a time, so students learn to take turns with each other for favorite activities. There is a great deal more that takes place in the Pre-K program, and enrollment for the fall session is now underway. Tours are available daily. Info: 690-4721, ext. 190, or

Lung transplants Jessi Blessinger (left) with her parents, George and Bev McGuire, who were visiting from Cincinnati. George certainly entered the spirt of the Second Saturday wine tasting event.

Farragut residents Wes and Chris Crow.

The Strenos, Glenn and Elaine, worked the registration table for Second Saturday. Elaine is the executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank.

Gene Treacy, owner of Campbell Station Wine and Spirits, says the March event raised $1,600 for Second Harvest. His apron? “Wine is the answer; what was the question?”

Three years ago they adopted a Korean baby they named Haley Jin-Hui and call Jinny. At age 3, she is the light of her Daddy’s eye. A couple of years ago, Buck’s health began to deteriorate quickly and dramatically. He was no longer able to do the most basic of things – like climb the stairs in his house or visit the park with his little girl. And while he had always stayed on top of the science about his disease, lung transplantation had not been an option for CF patients until just a few years ago. Further complicating his situation, he was told it wasn’t time yet for him to meet with a transplant team. When he got so sick he could hardly walk, Buck asked his doctor for a referral to the transplant team at Tampa General Hospital, close to his home in Florida. Lungs were found quickly, the surgery was done six months ago, and the first weekend in April he ran in a 5K marathon in Tampa – an event that raises funding for the transplant center. Buck is now 39 years old. He is thriving. Miracles do happen. Still, Buck knew people who had died because they had not made contact with a transplant team soon enough. He decided to do something about it. The result is a brand new website, www.nevertoosoon. org, so named because Buck had learned from personal experience that it is quite literally never too soon for CF patients and others with a wide range of pulmonary disease to meet with a transplant team

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directly. They are the experts who can best evaluate the situation, the ones who know when the time has arrived for a lung transplant. The website has only been up for a couple of weeks and is far from complete, but that will happen quickly. Its development is almost a family affair. Jennifer designed the logo, and much of the work on it will be done by the couple’s British friend Daniel Cox, who created the “Embrace Life” PSA promoting seatbelt use, which has gone viral with almost 20 million hits and has won numerous international awards. Buck says his goal with the website “isn’t to start a charity, but to be a conduit with information that will help a wide spectrum of people from pulmonologists to patients to charities and organizations that work with people with pulmonary disease. We want to enable people and to help them understand that it is really never too soon to ask your doctor for a referral that will allow you to consult with a transplant team.” Over the next few months, the website will offer resources such as brochures and videos that will educate both patients with pulmonary disease and their doctors on the importance of early referrals for transplant consideration. If you want to be notified as these additions roll out, send Buck an email at This very special young man wants others to have the same great results he has had. Contact:


Meet us Tuesday, May 10, at The Chop House in Franklin Square, starting at 5 p.m. Hosted by Lynn Duncan; photos by Anne Hart

Gary Weaver, owner of Weaver Hearing Aid Center in Franklin Square; Kate Reagan, marketing and public relations manager for Lincoln Memorial University; and Knox County Trustee John Duncan were among those present.

Doris Malone, Nancy Jackson and Veda Kirby, from left, are special friends of Lynn Duncan, at right, and attended to enjoy the evening at the Chop House.

Zane Duncan and Hallie Richards are finalizing plans for their May 21 wedding at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. Zane works for R.J. Corman Railroad and Hallie is special events coordinator for the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians.

Mike Prince, second from right, was among the first guests to arrive and brought along his parents, Homer and Betty Prince of Blount County, there to celebrate Betty’s birthday. Lynn Duncan, at right, greeted them at the door.

The crowd at the Chop House included Mike Gibson of Alphagraphics and Monica Sharp and David Smith of UT Federal Credit Union.

Barbara Ashdown, at left, events coordinator for the Franklin Square Merchants Association, was tying up last-minute details of the Square’s Spring Garden Festival with Mary Mintz of the Knox County Council of Garden Clubs and Gail Board and Pam Neuhart of Closet Solutions.

The Shops at Franklin Square Apparel – Coachman Clothiers – JP Coffin’s | Youth – Pirates & Princesses – Smart Toys & Books | Specialty – Closet Solutions – Eckel & Co. Jewelers – The Eye Studio – Franklin Gallery – Gentry’s Furriers – Renfro Interiors Cuisine – The Chop House – Sami’s | Services – Alphagraphics – Mathnasium – Performance Medicine – Salone Divino – Sign-A-Rama – Spa 9700 – State Farm Insurance – Trendz Salon – UT Federal Credit Union – Weaver Hearing Aid Center

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any Knoxville any Knox Kn oxvi vill ill llee home h homeowners omeow owne ners rs a are re ffaamiliar with Closet Solutions, located in the Shops at Franklin Square. They’re the folks who will help you design or redesign the storage space in your home, from closets to garages to attics, to make your space more efficient, more functional and more attractive. Pam Neuhart, who has owned and operated the shop since 1997, would like to remind everyone that, in addition to organizing your home spaces, Closet Solutions also has the most comprehensive selection of cabinet and drawer pulls and knobs in town. New door pulls can give your cabinets an instant face lift. Unusual knobs, handles or pulls are a great way to infuse a room with your own personality and style. As Pam says, changing the hardware in a room is such an “easy” way to update, she wonders why it’s called “hard”-ware. Drop by Closet Solutions and spend some time browsing. You’ll have a great time exploring possibilities you’ve never thought about before. Have you ever seen mother-of-pearl drawer knobs? They have beautiful hand-blown glass door pulls, and cabinet accessories in every shape size and color. Need real zebra hide pulls for your own “jungle room?” Closet Solutions can find those for you.

How fun How f un would woul wo uld ld it b bee to h have avee ki av kit kitchen tche he cabinet door pulls made in the shape of knives and forks? Make your laundry room more fun with cabinet knobs in the shape of T-shirts, skirts and other items of clothing. How about knobs in the shape of fish, seasgulls and crabs for your beach or lake house? For the bar area in your home, there are even pulls made from wine corks and some made in the shapes of wine bottles and martini glasses. With all the beautiful, unusual and traditional hardware available at Closet Solutions, there truly is an affordable price range for everyone. Use your imagination and think of ways a “knob update” can be used to reflect the hobbies or personalities of your own family members. Sometimes just adding one very special cabinet pull can make a big difference. Many of the hardware accessories available at Closet Solutions are actually mini works of art and can be a true focal point for conversation. Closet solutions also has door knockers and doorbell ringers, and they do window treatments as well. They are all about helping you better enjoy your home, whether it’s organizing your space or adding some very unique accessories that make your home reflect the personalities of those who live there.


your camera), and “sign” Eric Carle series books from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Smart Toys and Books, 9700 Kingston Pike. The Very Hungry Caterpillar will also appear for story times, coinciding with readings of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” book 10:30 a.m. Tues-

day, April 26, at Farragut branch library; 10:30 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Cedar Bluff branch library; and 11 a.m. at Story Time with Miss Helen at Smart Toys and Books on Thursday, April 28. Parents are welcome to bring cameras and take pictures. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” is a children’s picture book, written and illustrated by Eric Carle and first published in 1969. The book follows a caterpillar as it eats its way through a variety of different food, then pupates and emerges as a butterfly. The book has won many children’s literature awards and has been described as one of the greatest children’s classics of all time. It has also been endorsed by the Royal Entomological Society.

KNOXVILLE CHAMBER Info: 637-4550. All events are held at the Knoxville Chamber unless otherwise noted. ■ Exclusive Premier Partner Event with Senator Lamar Alexander, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 19, Café 4, The Square Room, 4 Market Square. ■ Bright Ideas: “How to Network Effectively: Understanding the Difference Between Contacts, Connections and Prospects,” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. Members are $25, nonmembers are $35. ■ GoGreen ET Earth Day a.m. Exchange, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, April 21, Knoxville News Sentinel, 2332 News Sentinel Drive. ■ Legislative Briefing , 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 29.

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