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Love that makes a difference By Wendy Smith

Rising leader West High’s Claire Coker is president of DECA International See story on page A-12

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People, events and more! See page A-13


How four teachers made a difference Chad Edwards says thanks, 50 years later See page A-6

Budget woes Beck Cultural Exchange Center may face crippling shortage as the county cuts back See story on page A-5

West Hills residents Jayme and Jeff Ownby have eight kids. They only gave birth to two, and some only spent a year or two under the Ownby roof, but they’re all part of the family. “They’re still our kids,” says Jeff. Child and Family Tennessee Foster Care recruiter Terrin Kanoa would like to see more foster families like the Ownbys. There is a particular need for families who are willing to care for children who are 10 or older. Most foster parents want younger kids, she says, but teens who don’t have a relationship with a foster family will have no one when they age out of the system. There are advantages to fostering teens. There are no diapers to change, and teens can help around the house or get a job. They’re also able to have adult conversations and participate in adult activities, Kanoa says. The Ownbys have provided a home for six foster children over the past five years, including three teenagers. Their first foster child, Aissa, brought her newborn with her when she moved into the house. The Ownbys’ two biological sons were in middle and high school at the time. Jayme already had a relationship with Aissa, who was a resident at the Florence Crittenton Agency group home where she worked. Aissa and her baby, NaShya, were initially placed with another foster family, but when that didn’t work out, the teen moved in with Ownbys. It wasn’t an easy transition. The Ownbys had to remodel their basement for their boys so that Aissa and her daughter could live upstairs. Then the family took in two more

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foster children – brothers who were ages 2 and 3 – which made Aissa unhappy. She didn’t like that the boys took attention away from her and her baby, she admits. The young brothers were eventually reunited with their mother, which is always the goal of the foster parent program, says Kanoa. The Ownbys continue to have a relationship with the family, even though they live in another county. They also have a day-to-day relationship with Aissa and NaShya, who now live on their own. As an adult, Aissa can fully appreciate the role her foster family played in her life.

“Without them, I don’t know where I’d be,” she says. “If we need something, they’re who I call. They’re my family.” Foster parenting requires patience and flexibility, and the wisdom to ask for help if it’s needed, says Kanoa. The program offers continual support to foster parents, including weekend respites to families who need a break. “It’s better for them to have a weekend off than to say, ‘I can’t do this anymore,’ ” she says. Jayme says being a foster parent to a teen is a time commitment. Since the schooling of many foster kids has been disrupted, making

sure they get the classes and the academic help they need is a challenge. Therapy sessions also take time out of the family schedule. The Ownbys agree that a good support system is critical for foster parents. The couple relies heavily on Jayme’s mother, Judy Wallace, who also lives in West Hills and keeps foster children. But the most important requirement for foster parenting is love. “You have to have a heart for kids,” says Kanoa. To learn more about becoming a foster parent: or 524-7483.

By Betty Bean April 4 was unseasonably hot, with gusty winds up to 35 miles per hour. Around 10 a.m., a resident of Plumwood Road in West Haven noticed smoke billowing up from Tony Norman’s yard and called the Knoxville Fire Department. Before it was doused, the flames had climbed about 35 feet up a hickory tree, consumed a 15-foot section of a wooden privacy fence and destroyed a storage shed and its contents. The remains of a blue plastic Waste Connections container are puddled on the ground. Some small ornamental cedars closer to the house are badly, probably fatally, singed. Arson investigators told Norman and his wife, Jani, that the fire had been deliberately set, and although the damage was relatively minor, the “what ifs” were frightening. The property is heavily wooded, the fire not far from the wood-frame house. The Normans say the “whys” are disturbing as well. “I have a friend who was a private investigator who looked at it, and he said. ‘Obviously, somebody had been to your house at least twice (once to case property, once

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Jeff and Jayme Ownby enjoy a visit with their former foster daughter, Aissa, and her daughter, NaShya. The Ownbys have had six foster children over the past five years. Jeff says he wants to provide a loving home to children who can’t be with their parents because he was raised by his grandparents. He is the 4th District Knox County Commissioner. Photo


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Tony Norman surveys the spot where someone set his property on fire. Photos by Ruth White to set the fire).’ He said it was an amateurish job meant to send me a message.” The Normans hadn’t spoken publicly about the fire until a meeting of the West Knox County Council of Homeowners when Tony Norman was called upon to talk about the Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan, which County Commission rejected by a 6-5 vote at its April meeting. The slope protection plan is a joint city/county project developed over a three-

year period by a group of volunteers and Metropolitan Planning Commission staffers. Norman is the cochair and the face of the plan, which would apply to slopes of 15 percent or more, prohibit development on 50 percent grades and impose stricter guidelines for clearing and grading on steep slopes. The plan would allow narrower roads and shorter setback requirements for higher elevations with incentives for developers to place ridgetops under

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and they came up with their strategy to kill it.” After Norman said that his wife and son would like to see him step back from the plan, Jani asked to be recognized. She said they have received “hate mail” and called the last few months “a horrible, horrible ordeal. “Three weeks before the vote, our property was set on fire. If we hadn’t had a Good Samaritan neighbor, 10 minutes later our house would have been set on fire.” City Council will be taking up the slope protection plan next, and Norman said he doesn’t plan to quit advocating for it. “This just makes me more determined,” he said.

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Ed Shouse, Duane Grieve, Barbara Pelot, Brenda Palmer, Daniel Brown, Marilyn Roddy, Terry Faulkner and Jeff Ownby celebrate the opening of the bridge at Kingston Pike and Forest Park Boulevard at a ceremony held last week. The bridge reopened in April, 18 months after the project began. Photos by Wendy Smith

New bridge should bring business to Bearden The construction on the bridge at Kingston Pike and Forest Park Boulevard made for long, grueling commutes for a year and a half. But now it’s time for the Bearden community to celebrate having a pedestrian-friendly bridge with a turn lane by spending some dollars at businesses that suffered during the long project. City and county reps held a ribbon-cutting on the Forest Park Boulevard bridge over the Norfolk Southern tracks last week. Mayor Daniel Brown thanked business owners for their patience during construction. Second District City Council member Duane Grieve said it was easy to step into the shoes of someone who had already done most of the work. He gave credit to his predecessor, Barbara Pelot, who served as mediator between the neighborhood, the city and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) on the project. When asked to speak, Pelot encouraged those in attendance to promote Tom Weiss’ Highlands Row office space, which stood vacant during the entire construction project. Weiss signed his first lease on a space at the end of April. (Read more about Highlands Row in BizSpot.) Weiss also owns the Grill at Highlands Row, which opened a year ago. He’s seen a steady increase in business at the restaurant since construction ended in midApril, he says. Terry Faulkner of the Bearden Council praised Fred Corum and Steve Borden of TDOT for their work on the project. Bill Owen, a 45-year resident of the area, says the improved bridge will fur-

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The importance of collaboration

Knoxville is famous for its volunteer spirit. But without effective collaboration, even a stadium full of volunteers wouldn’t get anything done. “Big problems can only be addressed if we come together,” said Grant Standefer, executive director of Compassion Coalition, at last week’s Salt and Light Community Luncheon. David Kitts, supervisor of the family crimes unit of the Family Justice Center, and Ronni Chandler, associate executive director of Project Grad Knoxville, discussed the importance of collaboration in their work. Knoxville was one of only 15 cities in the nation to receive a grant to establish a family justice center, which provides support and services for victims of domestic violence, said Kitts. Offers of assistance from more than 60 local agencies helped seal the deal. “Knoxville has a wonderful reputation,” said Kitts. The key to getting so many groups to work together is the understanding that egos must be left at home, he said. Project Grad partners with the school district and the community to support a quality public school education for kids in the inner city. It encourages high school students to graduate and provides scholarships

David Kitts of the Family Justice Center and Ronni Chandler of Project Grad talk about the importance of collaboration at the Compassion Coalition’s Salt and Light Community Luncheon last week. and support for those who go on to college. Since the program began 10 years ago, graduation rates at Austin-East and Fulton high schools have jumped from 50 percent to more than 81 percent. A long list of community partners has contributed to Project Grad’s success. Successful collaboration happens when the work gets done without worries over who gets the credit, said Chandler. ■

Preserving the history of Pond Gap

David Williams, president of the Pond Gap Neighborhood Association, wants UT to reconsider its plans to do away with Mann Street during construction of new recreation fields on Sutherland Avenue. Mann Street enters Sutherland directly across the street from Dead End BBQ. The street is the only

remnant of a neighborhood that was home to 10 to 12 amateur baseball players during the 1940s and 1950s, according to Williams. The Bearden Tigers played on a field at the corner of Mann and Sutherland. The team was unique in that it had black and white players, he says. He’d like to see the street preserved, perhaps as parking space for the fields. He also thinks the construction of a baseball field near the site of the previous field could be a reminder to students that sports can help overcome racism. Williams plans to attend the May 12 meeting of the Metropolitan Planning Commission to get UT to hold off on demolition until it can sit down with the neighborhood association to discuss the history of the area. He is looking for anyone with a connection to the Bearden Tigers who is willing to share their story. Contact Williams at 256-1828.

Kerbela Shrine Paper Sale is May 9-15 The annual Kerbela Shrine Paper Sale will be held May 9-15 this year. The sale is the fundraiser that provides Shrine hospitals the ability to treat children selected during the recent mini-screening clinic at no charge.

This is not a profession known for extravagant financial rewards. Most reporters do what they do simply because they couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Nor do journalists receive much respect from the public at large these days. We’re too far left or too far right; we fail to take a stand or we shouldn’t take a stand; we miss the big picture or we miss the crucial detail; or maybe we should just fold our tents and let the citizen journalists crowding the Web keep everyone informed. Who are they kidding? We love the business despite the low pay, long hours and the critics. And when your work is considered worthy of recognition by your peers, well, that’s just a bonus. On April 29 the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists held its annual Golden Press Card Awards banquet. Journalists from around the region submitted their work for review by a panel in Pittsburgh, Pa., and the Shopper-News acquitted itself admirably. Taking home awards were (in alphabetical order): ■ Personal Columns: Honorable Mention, Shannon Carey, for “Moms 101” ■ Deadline Photography: Honorable Mention, Shannon Carey, for “Building the Future” ■ Feature Writing: Jake Mabe, Honorable Mention, for “I’m Afraid the Town Is Gone” ■ Page One Designs: Award of Merit, ShopperNews Graphics Department ■ Editorials: Award of Excellence, Larry Van Guilder While we’re in bragging mode, I’ll point out that this year’s haul was nothing out of the ordinary for our newspaper. The Shopper-News consistently garners recognition for the work of its reporters, its compositors and its graphics professionals. Always mindful that “pride goeth before a fall,” we’ll keep working to bring you award-winning coverage each week. In our features section today, Jake Mabe brings you the story of how four teachers changed a young man’s life nearly 50 years ago. In government and politics, read some federal cost-cutting suggestions from former Ambassador Victor Ashe, then find out why peanut butter and jelly sandwiches may become a forgotten delicacy at the local hoosegow. As always, whether you live in Halls, Fountain City, Powell, Karns, Bearden or Farragut, we’ve got you covered in print and online at Contact Larry Van Guilder at

Halls High reunion Halls High School’s class of 1966 will have a reunion noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Glen Abbey Clubhouse, 11716 San Martin Drive in West Knoxville. Friends from the ’65 and ’67 classes are invited to join them. Info: email Rick Rickerson at rickrickerson@att. net or Mike Cameron at

Senior novice tennis program offered in May The 22nd annual “Never-Ever” Senior Novice Tennis Program, offered to seniors 50 and older who have never played or haven’t played tennis in a number of years, will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning May 16 at Tyson Family Tennis Center and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning May 17 at the Murphy Courts in West Hills Park. Registration/ info: Bob Roney, 971-5896.


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government Some areas to cut As Congress looks at ways to cut federal expenditures, I know from personal experience at the State Department there are areas where savings could occur without jeopardizing the good and important work the State Department carries on daily.

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As a post-9/11 reaction, State has pushed a massive new embassy building program across the globe, placing embassies in ugly fortress-like buildings often miles away from the city center. While in nations such as Pakistan and Afghanistan such security measures are necessary, the “one size fits all” approach does not makes sense in Iceland, Slovenia, Poland or Malta. In Poland, the Department’s building office (known as OBO) is working now to spend more than $84 million for a new consulate to house 11 Americans to be located 10 miles from the city center. This works out to $8 million per American. As Ambassador, I worked to halt or slow down this wasteful project. OBO has already spent more than $1.5 million over 10 years with site visits, studies and appraisals. Once I departed Poland, a new consulate went back into active consideration by State. Congress and State should classify the nations we have diplomatic relations with around the world in terms of security threats, just as the threat alert at our airports are classified based on threat. Less expensive and architecturally more pleasing

buildings make a statement about the U.S. which is positive. Embassies which look like prisons or fortresses make a negative statement to the host nation. They are also terribly expensive. The new embassy planned for London is estimated to cost more than $1 billion (yes, billion) dollars. It has a moat around it, something even the Queen does not have at Buckingham Palace. Congress could fail to fund this project. Recently, State signed a 9-year lease for a new Ambassadorial residence in Kingston, Jamaica, at the cost of $25,000 a month ($300,000 a year, or $2.7 million over 9 years) because the current residence was an hour’s commute from the office. The current residence is unoccupied now and not sold. It sits empty but furnished, waiting on who knows what. Meanwhile, the leased residence may only be minutes from the office, but it lacks the spacious grounds of the prior residence or its history with the Embassy. Now we have two residences for one ambassador in Jamaica. One questions how such financially foolish decisions get made. Where is the supervision? This is not to suggest our personnel should not be protected in dangerous areas where security is vital. They should be. However, common sense needs to prevail along with safety. Money should be used wisely and in a way which makes a positive statement. Embassies far outlast the ambassador of the day whose name will be forgotten after his or her departure. We should showcase America’s best architects and best practices, and stop constructing buildings which convey fear, worry and trepidation.


No more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Burchett budget cuts jail

In “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” Clint Eastwood uttered one of the more memorable cowboy flick lines of all time. Confronted by a bounty hunter out for Eastwood’s hide, the actor growled: “Dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’, boy.”

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While the experience may fall short of dying, going to jail in Knox County is going to become less of a “living” than ever according to Mayor Tim Burchett’s proposed FY 2012 budget. The public safety component of the budget is growing. “Patrols and cops” is up from $24.9 million to $25.3 million in the proposed budget. “Warrants” grows from $161,365 to $275,815.

Line items for detectives, forensics, narcotics and the juvenile division have also increased. These bolstered resources naturally lead one to conclude that the sheriff anticipates more bad guys and gals to go after and nab, and if he’s successful the jail will be busier than ever housing miscreants. Aye, and there’s the rub for those stupid enough or unfortunate enough to find themselves taking an expense-paid vacation on the county’s dime. While stepped-up enforcement packs the jail to the rafters, the jail commissary expenses are budgeted to drop from $640,160 to $632,367. Unless you grow your own beans and greens and maintain a herd of cattle and a catfish farm, you’re familiar with the ever-increasing pain in your wallet that comes with a trip to the grocery store. Nonetheless, the sheriff is pulling off a financial miracle worthy of national attention, and the mayor and his staff have signed off on it.

That’s small wonder of c ourse, when the mayor has pledged that essential services will not suffer under his first budget despite J.J. Jones pulling back on personnel, supplies and materials in a number of dep a r t m e nt s beneath his purview. Feeding more with less is wholly consistent with the admini s t r a t i o n’s Tim Burchett philosophy and could ease the tension between Burchett and Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones. With the national debt spiraling out of control and legislators arguing over whose cow is more sacred, it would be unpatriotic and selfish for the sheriff, the mayor and their financial wizards to withhold their

secret. So we’re calling on them to do their duty and share with Congress, the U.S. Senate and President Barack Obama before the country tumbles into the fiscal abyss. Has the sheriff hooked up with a cheap source of Chinese-produced Spam? Is he buying day-old bread in bulk from Walmart? Is he using former Mayor Mike Ragsdale’s Bosnia connections to import cut-rate Eastern European beef and pork? It’s a tantalizing mystery. Until those at the top of the county’s food chain reveal their methods, a word of caution seems appropriate for those contemplating mischief in Knox County. Another famed law officer, none other than Deputy Barney Fife, put it this way: “A man confined to prison is a man who has given up his liberty, his pursuit of happiness. No more carefree hours, no more doing whatever you want, whenever you want. No more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.” Contact:

Bill Owen previews his campaign Bill Owen didn’t mention a word about running for City Council, but he dropped some pretty serious clues about the direction his campaign is going to take when he spoke to the Council of West Knox County Homeowners last week.

Betty Bean Bill Owen Photo by Betty Bean

At first blush, talking to a group of homeowners who (mostly) live outside the city limits might seem an odd way for a candidate to spend his time, but Owen used to represent them when he was a state senator, so he was in familiar territory. And it gave him a friendly environment to test-drive some things that he’ll be talking about this summer. His topic was “How to Build a 21st Century Society,” and he began by returning to a tough stretch in his life. He’d been defeated for re-election to the senate and gotten divorced. (He didn’t mention getting arrested for drunk driving – a charge he beat, twice, in two highly publicized trials. The evidence against him really was pretty weak, but that had to have been a major bummer. We’ll find out in August if Jane and Ivan Harmon enjoy the sunshine at the opening of this little scandal has passed Ivan Harmon’s campaign headquarters in his race for Knoxville its expiration date). mayor. The office is located in the Kroger shopping center on He’d gone off somewhere Western Avenue, just west of I-640. Harmon, whose slogan is to a transformational train“One of the people, for the people,” had all sorts of people at ing program and had an the opening. “Here’s my number and I won’t change it after I’m epiphany that inspired him elected,” he said. Info: 389-5652. Photo by S. Clark

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to return to Knoxville, start a lobbying business, remarry and generally rebuild his life. It was about this time that he met bandage mogul Pete DeBusk, founder of DeRoyal Medical Products. DeBusk was having some trouble getting Medicare to approve one of his products and needed some help. Owen was friends with Harold Ford Sr., who

GOSSIP AND LIES Donnybrook ahead as Becky Duncan Massey enters the battle to replace Sen. Jamie Woodson, who resigned. Already Marilyn Roddy has abandoned the mayor’s race to go for the Senate seat, and County Commission chair Mike Hammond seems poised to jump in, too. Mayor Daniel Brown took Bean’s advice (from last week’s Shopper) and just said no to those trying to talk him into the Knoxville

chaired a House subcommittee and was able to give him that help. Thus began a valuable relationship, and Owen has been lobbying for DeBuskrelated interests ever since. He said the DeBusk connection has allowed him to meet people from all over the world, and he is especially proud of work he has done in Kenya, where DeRoyal (at Owen’s suggestion) sent production overruns of bandages and bedpans and other medical supplies. Owen flew to Nairobi, presented the goods and took the opportunity to tour the city’s slums. He saw people living in unimaginable poverty who still had hope. “What I saw were people who were energetic and enthused about life. Instead of dejection, I saw people determined to build a 21st century

society,” he said, launching into full campaign mode with talk about America still being the hope and inspiration of the world. Then he got to the part we’ll be hearing about this summer. He wants to make Knoxville the education capital of the state of Tennessee, or maybe even the country. He said that putting the Lincoln Memorial University law school in downtown Knoxville was his idea (“My idea, Pete’s money”), and that he is working on a plan to put a boarding school for at-risk kids on the Knoxville College campus. “I want to market Knoxville as an educational center and an economic engine to drive us forward,” he said, ending up with a good line about “faith in the future, faith in education and faith in America.”

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Whacking on seniors Burchett pledges no reduction in service Mayor Tim Burchett met with citizens in all nine County Commission districts last week to discuss his FY 2012 budget, a move unprecedented in the county’s history. Previous executives had their own style of budget presentation: Tommy Schumpert liked to pull everyone into the small assembly room; Mike Ragsdale mimicked city mayors with a meal funded by donors and invitations to friends; Dwight Kessel just had Herb Acuff type it up and walk it over to the commission.

Sandra Clark At Halls last week, just hours after his budget speech, Burchett faced the question on e v e r y o n e ’s mind when Roy Kruse asked: What about reduced services? Hemal Tailor It was a fair question considering

Burchett’s budget does not raise taxes, reduces 30-plus employees and cuts the operating budgets of most departments (outside of schools and law enforcement). Burchett said services won’t be reduced as he’s asking his department heads to do more with less. Taking that message to heart was Hemal Tailor, director of senior services. “We absolutely will not cut services. (My staff) won’t allow that to happen,” said Tailor. “We’ve already been managing with less, for about 18 months now.” She said hours will not be reduced at the county’s senior centers, but some

Beck Center funding cut Director calls proposal ‘absurd’ By Larry Van Guilder Since its founding in 1975, the Beck Cultural Exchange Center on Dandridge Avenue has served as an artistic and historical draw for AfricanAmericans across East Tennessee. In the words of its current director, Avon Rollins, “Beck is a magnet that brings people into this community.” That may change if Knox County’s contribution to the center remains at the level proposed by Mayor Tim Burchett in the FY 2012 budget. After receiving $150,000 from the county’s Hotel/Motel Fund last year, Beck is scheduled for a $12,000 donation in this year’s proposed budget, a 92 percent reduction. Summing up the fiscal picture, Rollins flatly states, “Beck will be forced to close,” unless additional funds can be raised. The city of Knoxville has

allocated $26,000 to the center in Mayor Daniel Brown’s proposed budget. Combined with the county’s $12,000, the total may be enough to cover the facility’s utility bill which, according to Rollins, approaches $36,000 annually. Exclusive of a $1 million capital investment in 2005, Beck’s allotment from the county had been declining for several years. In FY 2008 the center received about $400,000 from the Public Library Fund. The following year saw the source for Beck’s $225,000 funding shifted to the Hotel/Motel tax. The center’s funding remained level for FY 2010, but was cut by 1/3 to $150,000 in last year’s budget. The precipitous funding drop in the new budget proposal caught Rollins off-guard. “We had no warning,” he said. “I didn’t know about this until (1st District Commissioner) Sam McKenzie called me.”

Say what? Mayor Tim Burchett talks with KCS Superintendent Jim McIntyre and Commissioner R. Larry Smith following his budget meeting at the Halls Senior Center. Sorry, but we only got the picture. No word on what the mayor said. Probably something like, “Don’t worry!” Photo by S. Clark

the county’s communications manager.

There will be no paid staff reduction at the Halls Senior Center, even though the budget document shows a cut. That was a glitch in the budget software, said Michael Grider,

She said the seniors themselves can make up the slack in staffing. “Seniors in South Knoxville are handing the landscaping; many instructors work for free.

“We offer important programs and have between five and 20 seniors sign up each week. We offer free services through our health partners, Covenant and Mercy. We are the Volunteer State, and we’ll make this work.”

the county, including those like the Beck Center that were funded under “defined service contracts.” Rosenberg’s responsibility ends with checking the applications for legitimacy. “We don’t evaluate the merits of any application,” Rosenberg said, noting that the mayor makes that call. At-large Commissioner Ed Shouse said he had heard from “maybe six other nonprofits” concerned about funding, as well as county employees “disgruntled about no raise.” “It’s a ‘tighten the belt’ budget,” Shouse said, adding that he did not feel comfortable making recommenda-

tions before public hearings on the budget begin. Commission chair Mike Hammond was also noncommittal. “We’re going to encourage everybody to come and talk to us (at the public hearings),” Hammond said. In response to a reporter’s question about the reduction in Beck’s funding, Burchett said in part that, “Knox County taxpayers spent nearly $2 million on renovating their building.” With that much invested in the center, allowing it to close for lack of funds might not be the best use of taxpayer funds. Rollins’ opinion is blunt: “This is absurd.”

Burchett’s response: “When I first took office, I charged my senior staff with finding ways to save money. … None of the recipients of community grants or contractual funding were notified of their funding level prior to the budget presentation, (and) … the budget before commission … is still subject to change. “Specifically, the Beck Cultural Center has received millions of dollars in taxpayer funds over the past several years. Knox County taxpayers spent nearly $2 million on renovating their building, in addition to the hundreds of thousands of dollars that they were receiving through the community grants and the contractual funding process. (The current proposal) … brings Beck’s … funding in line with other historic homes and nonprofits. … Continuing to give the Beck Center a six-figure taxpayer funding is not appropriate, especially when other nonprofits are seeing their funding reduced or eliminated, and Knox County employees are being laid off.”

– Mayor Tim Burchett Rollins emphasized that Beck is more than a cultural center. The afternoon programs for children are always busy, he said. Brown called Beck “a great resource, a very important institution for all Knoxvillians. I want to emphasize that.” Acknowledging that this is a tough year for all nonprofit agencies, Brown could not commit to additional help from the city. Still, “I’m hoping to see it preserved,” he said.

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Like Rollins, Robert Booker, a former City Council member and state legislator, has played a prominent role in the local civil rights movement. “I wasn’t aware of how much it was,” Booker said of the cut in funding. “It bothers me. That is certainly drastic.” Grant Rosenberg heads the county’s Community Development department. This year was the first time that all nonprofits were required to file grant applications with

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Carolyn Mitchell, Brenda Waters, Alma Williams, Chad Edwards and Sharron Coker share memories at the Halls High Class of 1961’s reunion at Beaver Brook Country Club on April 29. Photo by Jake Mabe

How four teachers changed a life PULL UP A CHAIR … | Jake Mabe mid all this hyperbolic hogwash about teachers being the root of all evil, don’t forget the impact an educator can have on a young mind. Remember, too, the awesome power of acceptance. If you don’t believe me, ask Chad Edwards. Chad made the nearly 1,000-mile journey from Texas to Tennessee on April 29 to reunite with his mates from the Halls High School Class of 1961. And he came to say thanks. He will tell you that he was the smallest, scrawniest guy in the class. He says “teenager” is probably a better description of him during his high school years because, “I am not so sure I was a very good student.” He isn’t even a Halls native. He moved here during his early high school years because his father became the pastor of what was then

called the Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. That “outsider” thing could have been a big deal, especially in a close-knit community circa the late 1950s. It is a credit to his classmates that it was not. “We were close. We had a good time,” Chad says. “When I came here, I don’t recall anything negative. These kids took me in just like I was one of ’em.” And he became one of them. Drum major of the band his senior year. All-State Choir. Actor in school plays. Following graduation, Chad spent part of the summer of ’61 as a student at UT. But he found it too big, too overwhelming. So, he enrolled as a music major at East Tennessee State University, but left after a year. He finally found

In the breaking of the bread CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. (Luke 24: 13-16, 28-31 NRSV)

a home at Bridgewater College, located in what he calls “the smack dab middle of the Shenandoah Valley,” in Virginia. “It was a good fit. It was a small, church-affiliated liberal arts college.” He graduated in 1965 with a degree in music education and taught for a few years in public schools at Manassas and Richmond, Va. He topped off this part of his career as director of music and drama at John Marshall High School in Richmond. Then Chad got the opportunity to become a faculty associate in choral music at Arizona State University, to complete doctoral work and to study with renowned conductor Dr. Douglas McEwen. It was an inauspicious start, though.

This is far and away my favorite post-Resurrection appearance of Jesus. (That is, unless I am reading and studying one of the other appearances, then that one is my favorite. They are all rich with meaning and sparse enough in detail to be fascinating!) This was the lectionary text for the Third Sunday of Easter and I was scheduled to preach. So this passage has been incubating in my mind for weeks. In the course of that incubation, I have come to realize a few things and to draw a few conclusions. First, it was, I think, Augustine who said, “There is no such thing as an alone Christian.” We need each other, the companionship, the correctives, the corrob-

“Going from the green hills of Virginia to the desert of Arizona was truly a physical and environmental shock. When I got to Phoenix, pulling a trailer with everything I had in it including a piano, I got out and thought I’d walked into the hinges of hell. It was 118 degrees. I hated it. “But then winter came and I understood why the snowbirds came here. I fell in love with Arizona.” He moved to Tyler, Texas, in 1975 to become director of choral studies and professor of music at UT-Tyler. He became director of worship and music at Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston in 1990 and then moved to Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas in 1998. Highlights included playing at Gov. Bill Clements’ inauguration in Austin. “And it all happened,” he told his classmates at the reunion, “because of four people.” Margaret Jenkins taught him “the skills, joy, beauty and discipline of the English language. What can be found in literature is beyond the scope of imagination. She opened the door into that world for me.” Drama teacher Ruth Howe “pulled the curtain aside and allowed this scrawny teenager to step in front of the lights. I cannot tell you how many times her face has been ‘stage right’ as I conducted, directed and taught.” Mildred Denton “knew how words and music could, and should, be wedded. I can still recall how she trained those of us who were preparing for region and/or all-state choir. In my ear I still hear her say, ‘The music carries the word, but you must know what the words mean so that the music has something worthwhile to say.’ “But the most important thing she taught me was … everyone was worth something and valued as a person. It is indeed the benchmark I

oration of our fellow Christians. Jesus did not appear to any of his followers alone, with the notable exception of Mary Magdalene at the tomb (and that is a column for another day). It is in our faith community, in a band of believers, that we are most apt to find Jesus in our midst. In this story there were two of his followers together when “Jesus himself came near and went with them.” (Luke 24: 15b) Secondly, Jesus explained himself and his ministry to them, in context. Beginning “with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.” (24:27) Wouldn’t you love to have more detail about that account of his life?



have endeavored to mirror. No matter how hard we worked to achieve ensemble she never lost the sight of the human factor.” B.K. Thompson “wanted the best and would settle for nothing less. He wanted me to see a world far beyond the high school. He shared his recordings with me. He took the time to show me conducting patterns and was the first to say to me that you must show what you want with your hands, movement of the arm and look of the eye.” Thompson took young Chad to performances of the Knoxville Symphony. “He had me sit just behind him, so I could see and hear something much more intense, broader in musical scope and depth than anything I could ever have known in the band hall. I have no idea why he took me. Did he see something I could not see? Perhaps. But good teachers always do.” Chad says his only regret is that he never spoke to any of these teachers again after leaving East Tennessee. “As they look over my shoulder from their eternal perch I hope they know how much I adored them and how profound their humanity, knowledge, skill and love of their individual art impacted this mortal. If God has a human face and a human touch, they were it for me.” Remember Chad’s story next time you hear some political windbag try to tell you that teachers are to blame for our nation’s woes. I’ll remember, too, the group of classmates that surrounded and embraced Chad Edwards the minute he walked into Beaver Brook Country Club that Friday evening. You can’t underestimate the power of acceptance. Call Jake Mabe at 922-4136 or e-mail JakeMabe1@

Thirdly, Jesus did not force himself on them. “He walked ahead as if he were going on.” (24:28a) He waited, politely, for an invitation. Even today, he does not intrude into our lives unless we invite him in. But be warned: invite him in – open your heart to him – and he will move in and take over. Notice that even though he was a guest in that house, “When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.” (24:30) He became the host in someone else’s house. It was not until he broke the bread that they recognized him. Why? What was it that had prevented their knowing him until that moment? And what was it that suddenly revealed his iden-

tity to them? Years ago, when my daughters were little girls, we had a series of video tapes of Bible stories told from the perspective of fictional children who were at the fringes of the stories. In the episode of the Emmaus Road, there was a little servant girl in the house that Jesus was invited into. When he held up the bread and broke it, she was watching, and she whispered to her mother, “His hands! Look at his hands!” And there, in the hands holding the bread that forever after would become for us his body, were the scars the nails had left. “… (H)e had been made known to them (and to us) in the breaking of the bread.” (24:35b)


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robably no Knoxvillian had more close friends among the influential “movers and shakers” in downtown Knoxville than News Sentinel reporter Bob “Scoop” Cunningham. One of his friends was Chancellor A.E. Mitchell. Mitchell told this story: “One day, covering the courthouse, Bob picked up a petition from the in-basket, not knowing it was a year old and had been pulled out of the files for me to use in a hearing. He phoned it in, and the first thing I knew, it was published in the paper.” The chancellor kidded him, “What kind of scoop is that, Bob?” The nickname stuck. Robert Larrymore “Bob” Cunningham was born on Feb. 25, 1893, in Cottontown, near Gallatin, Sumner County, Tenn. He was one of the three children of Thomas Garrett Cunningham, a farmer, and Margaret (Franklin) Cunningham. Bob attended elementary school in Sumner County, then the Hawkins Preparatory School for Boys in Gallatin, about eight miles from his home. He then attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for three years (circa 1912-1914) and later found himself in Camp Pike, Ark., training to participate in World War I. As with many military personnel during those years, he fell victim of the dreaded influenza epidemic and, therefore, never went overseas. While he was a student at UT, he carried the newspaper and solicited subscriptions in neighboring towns.

When he returned to Knoxville in 1919 after the war, he was employed as a reporter for the Knoxville Sentinel, the predecessor of the News Sentinel. He became a lasting friend of Wiley L. Morgan, managing editor of the Sentinel, who hired him. Warner Ogden, then city editor, stated, “I showed Bob around the courthouse and some of the other beats. In no time he had made a lot of contacts and was even turning out ‘early copy’ for the next day’s paper.” When the Sentinel became the News Sentinel in 1926, he was already a veteran of the political and city hall beats and, at times, covered the state Legislature. He advanced to the position of city editor over a period of years. While he was attending UT, Bob met fellow student Reba Gentry. Their courtship lasted through his military service and while Reba established her career as an elementary school teacher. Once, when he was covering a school board meeting, some of the school officials decided to play a joke on him. Superintendent W.E. Miller was reading a list of names of teachers who were resigning for various reasons. Superintendent Miller said, “Reba Gentry, resigning to get married.” Bob jumped to his feet and said, “Why, that’s my girl!” On Dec. 29, 1923, they were married. Although he was unassuming, Bob Cunningham was a student of the classics in both American and English literature. During the Civil War Centennial years (1961-1965), he used his long-term interest in

NFL surprises in both directions TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West Every year about this time, before or after the NFL draft, some bigcity journalist reviews the history of first-round selections and presents a hot list of busts, failures, embarrassments and disappointments. The names are the same. Quarterback Ryan Leaf, Washington State superstar of the late 1990s, is nearly always No. 1. Maybe you remember that some scouts argued he was a better pro prospect than Peyton Manning. The San Diego Chargers gave blood to move up in the draft and get Ryan second. His record as a starter was 4-17. He threw 14 touchdown passes and 36 interceptions. He was a genuine bust. Quarterback Art Schlichter, allworld at Ohio State, was all-awful with the Colts. Gamblers had his signing bonus by October of his rookie year. His career was 13 games, three TDs, 11 picks, arrests,

scandals, addiction, sadness, pity. So you don’t have to look it up, yes, it was Schlichter who threw the interception that lost the 1978 Gator Bowl, triggered the sideline assault by coach Woody Hayes on a Clemson linebacker and led to the next-day dismissal of Daddy Buckeye. Once upon a time, the Tampa Bay Bucs spent the first draft choice on running back Ricky Bell of Southern Cal. Tony Dorsett was available. The Seattle Seahawks invested $11 million (when that was a lot) in Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma linebacker. He couldn’t cut it but he was decent in the movies. First-round quarterback disappointments are plentiful – Tim Couch of Kentucky and the Cleveland Browns, Akili Smith of Oregon and the Cincinnati Bengals, Alex Smith of Utah, the San Francisco 49ers and others.

Robert “Bob” Cunningham (18931979). His career with the Knoxville News Sentinel lasted more than 49 years. Writing as a longtime resident of Fountain City, many of his col- The Cunningham Home at 101 E. Adair Drive. Bob’s nightly walks to Doc umns discussed people, places and Stewart’s Smithwood Drug Store for his cigar enabled him to visit with the events connected with that suburb. children and youth of the Adair Gardens neighborhood. Photo submitted Photo courtesy of Robert L. Cunningham Jr.

and extensive knowledge of American history to write a series of articles on the causes of the war. These excellent essays were considered by many to be among the best of the thousands of essays on the subject during those Centennial years. He was also well versed in the history of Fountain City and many of his columns discussed people, places and events connected with that suburb of Knoxville. However, one piece of history stood out in his memory because of a story that he could not get. In 1923, not long after the death of President Warren Harding, a Senate committee was investigating the Teapot Dome scandal. In a story making national headlines, Albert B. Fall, Harding’s Secretary of the Interior, was accused of accepting bribes from big oil company barons who wanted to drill for oil in lands set aside for reserves for the U.S. Navy. One of those big oil barons, E.L. Doheny, passed through Knoxville on the train en route to Washington to testify. When Doheny emerged from the back of his private car, who should be standing by the tracks seeking an interview

but Bob Cunningham. Bob said later, “I asked him everything I could think of, but he wouldn’t answer anything. The next day, he spilled everything to the committee.” (Another reporter, Knoxvilleborn John Y. Anderson [Central High School 1910], would later win the Pulitzer Prize for his series of stories on the scandal in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.) Courtly, silver-haired Bob Cunningham, with his old-school manners and old-fashioned work ethic, could often be seen proceeding along Gay Street to the S&W Cafeteria for lunch, while visiting with friends along the way pursuing another “scoop.” In his early days, he was often the last to leave the office, still seeking late breaking news after others had departed. Even after his retirement in 1968 and after a 49-year newspaper career, he would visit the paper and sometimes would write a story on some subject that interested him. Eventually, it became difficult for him to find one of the old manual typewriters he had always used and, unfortunately for his faithful

readers, his contributions ceased. The Cunninghams and their son, Robert G. Cunningham (Central High, 1946, UT 1951), who became a stock broker in Chattanooga, lived on East Adair Drive (Adair Gardens) for many years. Bob Cunningham, a member of the Central Methodist Church and former member of the church board, passed away on Feb. 1, 1979. He is interred at Greenwood Cemetery beside his wife of 56 years. The editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel summed up “Scoop” Cunningham’s contributions in these words: Occasionally in editorials we eulogize Knoxvillians who have died, leaving behind long lists of business, religious and civic accomplishments for which they are remembered. Today our subject is one of our own former colleagues, Robert L. (Bob) Cunningham, 86, who died Thursday. Bob’s newspaper career spanned 49 years before he retired from the News Sentinel in 1968 on his 77th birthday. “Scoop” was truly a gentleman of the old school.

Alas, Tennessee gets equal representation. Quarterback Heath Shuler is listed among the NFL busts. He wasn’t quite that bad. Washington picked Heath third in the 1994 first round and he got off to an awkward start after a bickering holdout. He had a decent rookie season, only three or four notches under expectations. Washingtonians said very unkind things about Shuler. They called him an unmitigated disaster. Exhibit A was those five interceptions in a horrible loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Legendary Redskin Sonny Jurgensen, loud as a broadcaster, helped destroy Shuler’s chances. Out of here with the handsome, famous, rich kid. Give us the common man, the unheralded and poorly paid Gus Frerotte. Better story. Management voted with Sonny. Mel Kiper Jr., world’s greatest draft analyst (self-proclaimed), was a large help. He ranked Shuler among the all-time greatest failures. Kiper never noticed injuries and other contributing factors. Shuler was brave. He kept trying. He made little impact. He invested wisely. He serves in Congress. Pay is less. Hits are verbal. First-round failures is a pile-on story. It is far more fun to recall suc-

cesses at the other end of the NFL spectrum. Bill Bates is my poster man among old Vols who shocked professional football. In the illustrious history of the Dallas Cowboys, no free agent achieved more or enjoyed such fan appeal. They voted him most popular player four years in a row. Bill was snubbed 12 times each by every NFL team in the ’83 draft. Goofballs picked 335 players but not Bates. Not big enough. Too slow. He just couldn’t play at the next level. But he did, fiercely on special teams, intimidating at safety. Returners and receivers hated him. John Madden, old coach turned TV analyst, told you all you need to know: “Bill Bates – boom! – should be in the Pro Bowl.” There was another defining moment. Dallas won in Detroit. Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin were honored with game balls. They gave them to Bill Bates. J.J. McCleskey, wide receiver and defensive back at Tennessee (1989-92) really was too small for pro football. He was only 5-8. Of course he was undrafted. But he played eight seasons, Arizona and New Orleans. Pat Ryan, reserve QB at Tennes-

see, was drafted in the 11th round by the New York Jets in 1977. He lasted 13 years. Nice paycheck and pension. Reggie McKenzie, UT outside linebacker in 1984, was drafted in the 10th round by the Los Angeles Raiders. He did very well. Twin brother Raleigh, Vol center, went in the 11th round to the Redskins. He did even better, 16 seasons, 184 starting lineups, two Super Bowls, administrative career with the Green Bay Packers. Jabari Greer, good cornerback from Jackson, 2000-2003, broke up 33 passes and made 147 tackles for Tennessee. The two-day draft came and went but nobody mentioned Jabari Greer. He finally got a job with the Buffalo Bills. He advanced to the New Orleans Saints. They won Super Bowl XLIV. Jabari got a ring. March 5, 2010, was Jabari Greer Day at South Side High in Jackson. Jabari is famous. He has his own website. In preparing for his eighth pro season, he sometimes tells others that how you start isn’t as important as how you finish. The NFL is like that. Some start high and sink like a rock. Others go the other direction.

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As the nation reacts to the death of Osama Bin Laden, the terrorist leader responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S., one local military family continues to cope with the death – and celebrate the life – of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Frank D. Bryant Jr. “I couldn’t comment on that, it’s difficult at this time,” Bryant’s sister, Amie Whitworth, said of the Bin Laden announcement. “I’m not going to go there.” Bryant, 37, died April 27 at the Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in gunVanderbilt nurse Kathi Soe explained the dementia study at fire when an Afghan miliVanderbilt to the CADES caretaker support group last Tuesday. tary trainee opened fire on The 10-year-old study looks for common genes in patients Americans at the airport. that could be possible causes of memory loss. Participants go Eight U.S. service members through a medical history exam, memory testing, blood work and one contractor were and other procedures only once and are then updated on the killed that day. Bryant was a native of study with annual newsletters. “It is a one-time visit, but our relationship is ongoing,” Soe said. “We’re here for whatever you Karns and graduated from Karns High School. He was need. It is all about education and resources.” Photo by N. Lester assigned to the 56th Operations Group, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., where he was described as “a member of our Luke family” there since August 2007 according to base officials. He was well known in the military as a veteran F-16 pilot who taught others. And before his time in the military, he was well known in Karns for his love of wresGFWC Ossoli Circle’s Action Committee presented a check for tling, his wit and his drive $1,535 to Wesley House Community Center for the purchase of to accomplish his goals. “We’re devastated by the a game cabinet, games and backpacks for its summer program for inner city children. Pictured are Ossoli members Janice Hix- loss of Lt. Col. Frank Bryson, Bett Greene and Janet Oakes, Wesley House director Rich- ant,” said Brig. Gen. Jerry D. ard Gibson and Ossoli members Susie Kelley and Ann Durall. Harris, 56th Fighter Wing Photo submitted commander. Harris described Bryant as an “excellent pilot, wingman and airman. He exShape Note Singings celled in everything he did ■ Old College Annual Harp Singing, 2:30 p.m. and gave his life defending Sunday, May 15, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 123 S. Jackthe nation he served for 16 son St., Athens. Info: Cora Sweatt, 423-745-0248. years.” ■ Old College Monthly Harp Singing, 6 p.m. “He went on so many Tuesday, May 17, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 123 S. Jackmissions in the air, he was son Ave., Athens. Info: Cora Sweatt, 423-745-0248. just teaching and leading,” ■ Sevier County Monthly Old Harp Singing, 7 Whitworth said, describing p.m. Tuesday, May 17, Middle Creek United Methodist her brother as “pretty reChurch, 1828 Middle Creek Rd., Pigeon Forge. Info: David spected in the Air Force.” Sarten, 428-0874. ■ Franklin Monthly Old Harp Singing, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 29, Greeneville Cumberland Presbyterian Church, ‘Arts in the Airport’ 201 N. Main St., Greeneville. Info: Jeff Farr, 423-639-8211. The Metropolitan 75th anniversary of KSO Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will conclude and the Arts and Culture its 75th anniversary season with a performance 8 p.m. Alliance will present “Arts Thursday and Friday, May 19-20, at the Tennessee Thein the Airport” through atre. Tickets start at $23. Those who attend are encouraged to prepare by reading the program notes or listening Thursday, Oct. 20, in the secured area behind McGhee to the podcast at

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“He was a senior officer there, and he won an award,” Whitworth said. “He was the top F-16 instructor in the Air Force last year.” Whitworth, who now lives in Morristown, described the last week as a blur of media interviews and preparations for her brother’s military funeral. Due to Bryant’s high military profile, national news agencies in addition to local news outlets have called the family continuously requesting interviews. Whitworth said members of Bryant’s family, who still live in Knoxville, are traveling to the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., for burial services there. But Bryant’s family and friends all over the country have found an outlet they can all plug into to share words of comfort – the Web. “Have you gone to” Whitworth asked, adding that a family friend

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The matinee performance of the Clarence Brown presentation of “The Music Man,” on Sunday, May 15, will be preceded by a lobby concert offered by Knoxville SmokylandSound Barbershop Chorus. Pictured are performers in the musical, the Collector’s Edition: tenor Ted Jett, lead Chuck O’Donnell, bass Jim Bonomo and baritone John Oxendine. They appear as the feuding “school board” that ends up making perfect harmony. Photo submitted

COMMUNITY CLUBS ■ UT Toastmasters Club will meet 12:05 p.m. sharp every Tuesday at the UT Conference Center Building, 600 Henley St., room 218. Info: Email Evelyn Winther at ewinther@flsenergy. com or call Sue Goepp, 599-0829. ■ The Harvey Broom Group/Sierra Club will welcome guest speaker Ben Royer 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church on Kingston Pike. Royer will discuss “Walking the Wrong Way: My Southbound Appalachian Trail Thru Hike.” Everyone is invited. ■ Bonny Kate Chapter, DAR will meet 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the Palm Court room of the Orangery restaurant on Homberg Drive. Guest speaker Barry Miller will present the program “The Daily Life of a Common Soldier.” The annual memorial service will follow. ■ Farragut Lions Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Pimento’s Café in Turkey Creek. ■ Knox Writers’ Refuge will meet 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Joe Mugs Café in Books-AMillion on Kingston Pike. ■ Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Ave., for a monthly business meeting and a clean-up at Bethel Cemetery. Prior to the clean-up, member Ronnie Slack will present a short program on his ancestor who served in the 43rd Tenn. Infantry. The presentation is free and open to the public. ■ The Writers’ Guild will host humorist Judy DiGregorio’s workshop “From Pen to Publication: How Do You Start?” 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Redeemer Church of Knoxville, 1642 Highland Ave. Cost is $15 for guild members, $20 for nonmembers. Info and RSVP: www. ■ National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) Oak Ridge Chapter 1476 will meet noon Tuesday, May 17, at the Dou-

ble Tree Hotel on South Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. A hot lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. for $14 per person. Guest speaker will be Terry Morrow, entertainment editor and columnist for the Knoxville News-Sentinel. Info: 938-4532. ■ The Poetry Quintessence Society will host poet and writer K.B. Ballentine 2-4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Farragut library on Campbell Station Road. Everyone is invited. Info: 357-6134.




■ 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.

REUNIONS ■ Knoxville High class of 1951 will hold its 60th reunion beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, June 3, with an informal reception in the William Blount Room of the Marriott Hotel; 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 4, with a tour of Knoxville; and at 6 p.m. (social hour) and 7-9 p.m. (cruise and dinner) with a river boat cruise at Volunteer Landing. The event is being hosted by Jan and Carolyn Fay. The weekend will conclude with a Sunday brunch 8:30 to 11 a.m. June 5.

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Gymnasts attend Junior Olympic championships Premier Athletics has four men representing Tennessee in Long Beach, Calif., for the Junior Olympic National Gymnastics championships. Ryan Kerr, a sophomore at Catholic High School, is a part of the regional team by placing in the top six within Region 8, a region comprised of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. Chase Cannon, Matt Lee and Justin Reynolds will all be competing, with Ryan, in the Level 10 competition. All four are coached by Phil Savage, a Hall of Fame coach as well as a 2010-2011 U.S. Jr. National Team coach. The two women representing Premier Athletics at the National Championship Competition this year are Kaylor Kelley and Hannah Hamblen.

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Sequoyah Elementary School 1st grader Ella Kurtz (front) stands with school principal Martha Hill and East Tennessee PBS assistant general manager and director of educational services Frank Miller. Ella was one of the first place winners of PBS’ annual writers’ contest for her story “Harry the Hairless Dog.� Photo submitted




nior at West High School, is one of the Level 10 gymnasts that will be attending Stanford University on a full athletic scholarship beginning this fall. She will be joining former Premier gymnast and current Stanford freshman Cale Robinson.

Robinson is on the U.S. Jr. National Team and is the current U.S. Junior champion on the vault and floor exercise. The girls are coached by Sasha and Natasha Gridnev and Leah Emery. Premier Athletics Knoxville North is located on Callahan Drive in Powell.

â– Scrapbooking Camp will be held 9 a.m. to noon for 4-5 grades and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. for 6-8 grades Monday through Friday, June 6-10, at Sacred Heart Cathedral School on Northshore Drive. Cost is $80 and includes some supplies and a pizza lunch on the last day. Info: Krystyn Maxa, 558-4100.

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â– There will be a drama camp at Farragut High School 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 20-24. Anyone age 8-14 can participate. FHS drama students will be the counselors coaches. Deadline to register is Tuesday, May 31. Info:


Representing Tennessee with Premier Athletics gymnastics team at the Junior Olympic National Gymnastics Championships include: (front) Pauline Hanset, Kaylor Kelley, Hannah Hamblen; (back) Chase Cannon, Ryan Kerr, Matt Lee and Justin Reynolds. Photo submitted

Greenway students help preserve history

Greenway School students stand with Oak Ridge resident Lester Fox during a recording of his oral history. The students are helping to preserve Oak Ridge residents’ historic memories of the Manhattan Project and World War II. The recordings will be compiled into three 10-minute documentaries which will be donated to the East Tennessee Historical Society for other schools to use. Pictured with Fox are students Megan McKinley, Ryan Gardner, Meghan Carter, Lindsey Hannah and Will Dyer. Photo submitted

AMSE calendar The American Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Ave. in Oak Ridge, is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Info: ■“Cold War Crisis: The U-2 Incident,� through Thursday, Sept. 1. Details the story of Gary Francis Powers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot who completed 27 U-2 photographic reconnaissance missions for the CIA until shot down by a Soviet

missile in 1960. Includes photos, newsreels and personal items. AMSE lobby. ■“Scarboro: The Early Days, 1942-1960,� through Monday, May 30. The story of the AfricanAmerican community of Scarboro is told through photos, clothing and other personal items in this exhibit. AMSE lobby. ■ Registration open for 2011 AMSE’s Science Explorer Camp through Tuesday, May 31. For rising 5th (10 years old), 6th and 7th graders. Includes hands-on subjects

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The Bearden varsity basketball cheerleading squad has received the Sportsmanship Award, the highest honor awarded by the TSSAA. Squad members are: (front) Rebecca Mangers, Madison American Trust Bank of East Tennessee has donated $500 to Bearden High School’s Make-A- Jenkins, Katie Everett, Kaleigh Malkes, Kaylan Marsh; (back) Shelby Conard, Allie Stephens, AlexWish fundraiser. Pictured are Brent Larson, vice president/commercial banking; Savannah Field- is Clark, Madison Wilkins and Alex Cooper. Not pictured is Hannah Housley. Photo submitted er, Bearden High School student body president; Pamela Justus Smith, branch manager; and Lance Markham, vice president/commercial banking. “When we heard Bearden High School was working with The Make-A-Wish Foundation, everyone at American Trust wanted to help and for sale. Info: Michael May 29. Even renders a varithem reach their financial goal,” said Smith. “Since we are a community bank headquartered in Art show at ety of subjects using transMcKee, 694-0961. Bearden, we felt it was important to reach out to see what we could do.” Photo submitted Cherokee Mills parent watercolor on paper. Patrick fashions unique jewThe Tennessee Artists As- May at the Dragon Boat race elry from lampworked glass sociation will sponsor an art Art Market Gallery beads she creates. Gallery show at the Cherokee Mills registration open The Art Market Gallery, hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Building, 2200 Sutherland Registration is open for Tuesday through Saturday the ninth annual Knoxville Ave., with a reception for the 422 S. Gay St., will present an exhibit of works by artand 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Info: artists noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Dragon Boat Festival race ists Genie Even and Cynthia 525-5265 or www. May 13. Artwork from 23 scheduled for Saturday, artists will be on display Patrick through Sunday, June 25, at the Cove at Concord Park. All ages, skill levels and physiques can participate. Boat teams race for prizes and raise money for Knox Area Rescue Ministries in the process. This year’s race is limited to 70 teams. Info: 742-4306, visit www.racedragonboats. com or email penny@

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West High’s Claire Coker is president of DECA International By Betty Bean Claire Coker closed her eyes and held her breath when the new president of DECA International was announced on the last night of the DECA International Career Development Conference in Orlando last week. “I was holding hands with Zach Buchanan (a

West Rebels 2009 West High School graduate who is vice president of the East Tennessee DECA chapter), who, along with (West High marketing teacher and DECA sponsor Christy) Seals, was my inspiration to run.” Claire was one of six candidates and had spent the past month preparing for this moment. And then it came. “My name was called out in front of 15,000 people. And, before I knew it, 10 people were lifting me up, hugging me. Ten people at once.” The session ended with Claire performing her first official act as president – giving a closing statement, telling her fellow DECA members that she hoped they had enjoyed the con-

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Tutor signs with Emory University West High School senior and swimmer Lexi Tutor signed a letter of intent to swim and study at Emory University. There to support her are: (seated) parents David and Tonya; (standing) West High swim coach Karen Horton, Pilot Swim Club assistant coach Andy Wagner, head coach Jim Rumbaugh and assistant Lizzie Fleming. Photo by N. Lester

‘Lost State of Franklin’ The locally-produced documentary “East Tennessee Stories: The Mysterious Lost State of Franklin” will be shown 9 p.m. Thursday, May 12, and 7 p.m. Sunday, May 15, on PBS. The film is about a controversial government created in Tennessee that only lasted from 1784-1788.

Alliance members’ show and ‘First Friday Faces’ The Arts and Culture Alliance will host its 2011

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.

Chase Rice in concert Chase Rice, a contestant on “Survivor: Nicaragua,” will perform an acoustic set on his “Best Damn Country Tour” Thursday, May 12, at the Tin Roof, 1915 Cumberland Ave. Tickets are $5.


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The rise of the 100 block By Wendy Smith


he early life of Gay Street’s 100 block was brought to light, literally, in 2009, when the city repaired the underground support structure of the street that was raised in 1919 to carry traffic over railroad tracks. But the recent history of that stretch of road is as intriguing as the era when the street was 15 feet lower. East Tennessee natives Jim and Jo Mason moved to Knoxville from Florida in 1984. Jo rented a Kendrick Place condominium on Locust Street as a birthday surprise for Jim, and the couple eventually bought the next-door unit. They’d discussed taking on an urban renovation project when their children were grown, so in 1987, they purchased a quarter of the Commerce Building at 124 Gay Street and drew up plans for the four-story space. “When we told people we were moving to Gay Street, they laughed at us,” recalls Jo. The Masons moved into their new home in 1989. There were no other residents, and few businesses, on the block. Harold’s Deli, a watchrepair shop, the Mill Agent Supply and a pawn shop were their only neighbors. People were curious about the concept of downtown living. The Masons allowed City People, which had a handful of members at the time, to showcase their home on tours. The city of Knoxville also encouraged the couple to open their home. They eventually gained a new neighbor and a life-long friend. Patti Smith was commuting from her 78acre farm to her Old City business, P. Smith Signs, when she noticed a “For Sale” sign on another bay of the Commerce Building. She bought and renovated her loft apartment in 1993. Her friends had the same reaction as the Masons’ friends. “Everybody thought I was nuts,” says Smith.

Her sons were grown and gone before she moved, and friends were worried about Smith living downtown alone. But she took the colorful block in stride. “People used to say, ‘Aren’t you afraid?’ I’d say, ‘I don’t hear half as good as I used to, and don’t see half as good as I used to, and I’m only half as afraid as I should be.’” Instead of being fearful, Smith became an outspoken advocate for the block. She still keeps a megaphone beside her second-story window that she’s used over the years to admonish public misbehavior, like people urinating on the sidewalk. She teamed up with Jo Mason to police the block. After several incidents of vandalism from patrons of the Underground, a nearby bar, the two women began late-night cruises to videotape drunken shenanigans. “I’d call her up and say, ‘Patti, are we going undercover tonight?’ We had a ball doing that,” laughs Mason. The bar was eventually shut down due to codes violations. More recently, Smith and Mason focused their efforts on ridding the neighborhood of pet waste. Fed up with downtown residents who didn’t pick up after their pets, the so-called “pooper troopers” began marking piles with color-coded flags – a different color for each day of the week. “It was pretty, and it got everyone’s attention,” says Smith. A city ordinance was passed that allowed police to fine those who didn’t clean up after their pets, but few citations have been issued. She thinks the campaign will be her legacy. The early 100 block residents gave the city a greater gift than poofree sidewalks. They gave Knoxville a vision for the future. The Masons remember the day they met a young David Dewhirst on the sidewalk and encouraged him to invest in downtown. “We talked him into buying the building next to Harold’s,” recalls Jim Mason. “That’s was how he got his start in Knoxville.”

Read more about the early days of the repopulation of the 100 block in next week’s Shopper-News.

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Sundown in the City will feature Better Than Ezra with Johnny Astro & The Big Bang at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, on Market Square. Second in the free summer concert series, Better Than Ezra is the million-selling band with hits like “Good” and “A Lifetime.” Opener Johny Astro & The Big Bang is a Knoxville-based energetic rock-and-roll band. Info:

Friday, May 13 ■ The WDVX Blue Plate Special will feature Fifth on the Floor and the T. West Band at noon Friday, May 13, at the Knoxville Visitors Center at the corner of Gay Street and Summit Hill Drive. The free concert series is broadcast live Monday-Saturday, and all are invited to be part of the studio audience. ■ The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will present Symphony on the Square, a free, family-friendly concert of light classics and pop tunes, 7 p.m. Friday, May 13.

Saturday, May 14 ■ The Market Square Farmers Market will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, with everything sold made or grown by a vendor in East Tennessee. Come for produce, free-range meat, bread and baked goods, eggs, honey, coffee and artisan crafts. Free parking is available in the Market Square parking garage. Patrons with debit cards may stop by the information booth and swipe their cards for Market Money tokens in $5 denominations, which spends just like cash at the Farmers Market. Info: www. ■ Studio Arts for Dancers spring concert will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the historic Tennessee Theatre. Doors open at 4 p.m. Advance tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for children under 12, plus service fees. At the door, tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children under 12. Info: 684-1200.

Sunday, May 15 ■ Knoxville Breakfast Rotary will host the third annual benefit concert for The Joy of Music School at the Bijou Theater at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 15. The headliner will be Logan Murell, a 15-year-old singer/songwriter from Halls, who has been performing professional since she was 8 years old. There will also be a special tribute to James Dick, Joy of Music School and Citadel Broadcasting founder. Info:


arry’s Delicatessen opened May 5, at 131 South Gay Street, site of longtime downtown eatery Harold’s Deli. New owners, Ben and Amy Willis-Becker, have made the old deli new again, but they’ve kept tradition alive, too. The completely renovated deli features counter stools and memorabilia from Harold’s. The pair live above the deli with their son, Harry, the new deli’s namesake. Harry’s is billed as a classic Jewish-Italian deli, with all the homemade favorites on the menu. They’re also committed to buying locally. Stop by for breakfast or lunch Monday through Saturday and enjoy a bialy with smoked whitefish or a classic pastrami on rye. Info: www. or 566-0732.

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The misery and mystery of endometriosis Painful cramps, digestive problems, infertility – these are just a few of the painful effects of endometriosis, a chronic disease of the uterine lining. “Endometriosis is where the tissues that normally line the inside of the uterus grow outside

tility problems. But sometimes, endometriosis triggers no symptoms at all. “Some people have no idea they have it until they can’t get pregnant,� says Dr. Haney-Weaver. Diagnosing endometriosis requires a surgical procedure called laparoscopy, in which a small camera and surgical tools are inserted into a woman’s abdomen, to look around and take a biopsy. “A lot of gynecologists will diagnosis endometriosis without a laparoscopy, but the gold standard diagnosis is to do the surgery and biopsy,� says Dr. HaneyWeaver. “The good thing is: you the uterus,� explains Dr. Carocan treat the endometriosis while line Haney-Weaver, an OB/GYN you’re in there. That’s done eiat Fort Sanders Regional Medical Endometrial tissue most ther by excision, where you cut Center. “It’s a problem because when that tissue cycles and sheds commonly invades the fallopi- it out, or with a laser, where you (blood) outside the uterus, it can an tubes, ovaries or intestines, can cauterize it.� cause scar tissue to form between which is why it can trigger abIf infertility is an issue, lapdifferent organs, where scar tis- dominal pain and is responsible aroscopy is one of the most sue shouldn’t be.� for about 30 percent of all infer- successful treatments to help a

“Some people have no idea they have it until they can’t get pregnant.�

woman with endometriosis get pregnant. “We like patients to try to get pregnant just after surgery, because it’s most successful then,� explains Dr. HaneyWeaver. If a woman isn’t trying to get pregnant but needs pain relief, physicians often prescribe birth control pills to suppress her cycle. It’s a woman’s menstrual cycle that triggers the endometriosis to bleed internally. If birth control pills can’t suppress the pain, there are also several menopause-inducing hormonal therapies a woman can try for a few months. Unfortunately, there is no cure of endometriosis as of yet. “We try to suppress it as long as we can with hormonal treatment. But it often comes back, and it’s not unusual for a woman to have four or five surgeries,� adds Dr. Haney-Weaver. The goal is often to get a wom-

an to menopause, when the disease subsides naturally. If that’s years away, a complete hysterectomy can relieve pain. “If a woman’s finished her reproductive years and still has a lot of pain, that’s what we’ll suggest,� says Dr. Haney-Weaver. Both ovaries and the uterus must be removed. “It’s rare for a woman to have endometriosis if she’s had her ovaries removed because they’re what trigger the cycles.� Endometriosis it one of the leading causes for hysterectomies in the United States. “Definitely, the earlier you get treated the better,� states Dr. HaneyWeaver. “With early treatment a woman is less likely to experience scar tissue in the fallopian tubes and therefore infertility.� For information about the Women’s Services physicians that practice at Fort Sanders Regional, go to fsregional. com.

Are YOU at risk of endometriosis? A robotic endometriosis procedure performed by Dr. Michael Fields was recently telecast from Fort Sanders Regional to a national conference in Atlanta.

Fort Sanders hosts live endometriosis robotic surgery telecast Hundreds of surgeons and obstetricians and gynecologists from around the globe recently witnessed a live endometriosis roboticallyassisted surgery for endometriosis telecast from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. The surgery telecast was part of the World Symposium of Endometriosis (WSE) being held in Atlanta. The WSE is the largest international conference specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of the common condition endometriosis. Fort Sanders Women’s Specialists’ Gynecological Obstetrician L. Michael Fields, M.D., performed an endometriosis resection (removing endometriosis) with the da Vinci surgical robotic system. Dr. Fields,

who was assisted during the surgery by Dr. Robert McKeown of Fort Sanders Regional, developed the robotic endometriosis procedural technique that was demonstrated for the WSE Conference attendees. Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to your endometrial lining grows outside the uterus. The tissue may grow on the surface of pelvic organs or in other abdominal areas. It can cause severe pain, bleeding and is one of the top three causes of female infertility. Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological diseases, effecting more than 5.5 million American women. Dr. Fields is a pioneer in using robotically-assisted surgery to treat

endometriosis. The beneďŹ ts of robotic surgery include less pain and a quicker recovery. For endometriosis patients, the precise movements of the robotic system can also help preserve normal tissue and decrease the chance of future complications. The enhanced visualization of the 3-D viewing ďŹ eld allows the surgeon to better see the abnormal tissue. Dr. Fields and Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center were selected to host the telecast because of their level of experience in robotic surgery technology. The hospital serves as an EpiCenter training facility for robotically-assisted procedures. For more information call (865) 673-FORT (3678).

Big questions still surround endometriosis, according to OB/GYN Dr. Caroline Haney-Weaver of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. In fact, there’s not even concrete information about how many women experience this chronic disease of the uterine lining. “I’ve read statistics of 1 percent to 25 percent, and some articles that say 40 percent of women have it,â€? says Dr. Haney-Weaver. “I think people are just aware of endometriosis now.â€? Genetic and environmental factors likely both play a part in the disease, in which the lining of Dr. Caroline the uterus migrates outside of it and into a womHaney-Weaver, an’s pelvic area. OB/GYN There are three theories about why that happens, according to Dr. Haney-Weaver: N The ďŹ rst is called “retrograde menstruation,â€? which means the menstrual blood is thought to back up through the fallopian tubes into the pelvis. N A second theory is that endometrial cells get into a woman’s bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body. N A third theory says that embryonic cells have the potential to become anything, and some become endometrial cells outside the uterus, long before birth. Some research shows that environmental factors may play a role in endometriosis, for example, exposure to dioxins, a toxic class of chemicals produced by waste incineration, pesticides, paper bleaching and other industrial processes. These are known to induce endometriosis in mice. “The bottom line is more research needs to be done,â€? says Dr. Haney-Weaver. “I think there are probably multiple factors about what makes some women predisposed to endometriosis. But there are still lots of questions about it.â€?


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It is celebrity time at Young-Williams Animal Center, and we would like to introduce you to Natalie Wood. Our version of this starlet is a 3-year-old female tuxedo cat. Who says a female can’t wear a tuxedo? She also has a mustache. She is very affectionate kitty who likes to be petted and would enjoy a quiet home with someone who will love her. She is available for adoption at Young-Williams Animal Center at 3201 Division St. Hours there are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Young-Williams Animal Village, 6400 Kingston Pike, is open noon to 6 p.m. daily. See all of Young-Williams Animal Center’s adoptable animals at

Wilderness course Roane State Community College instructors will teach a Wilderness First Responder course Monday, May 16, through Monday, May 23, at Camp Wesley Woods in Townsend. The course will provide extensive training in handling medical emergencies in the wilderness and will cover topics such as anatomy, physiology and patient assessment. A $580 fee includes the course, breakfast, lunch and textbooks. There is a cabin fee of $5 per night for those who choose to stay overnight. Info: or 448-2246.


Lead Safety Certification Phase One Consultants is teaching this class held in Knoxville • May 17, 2011 Contractors who work on homes/buildings built before 1978 are now required by Federal Law to be certified in Lead Safety by the EPA.

Call us at 615-942-5110 to sign up!

It’s been a tough few weeks. If you read last week’s column, you know that we Careys have been dealing with a death in the family, tragic in itself but accompanied by long stretches of uncertainty, absence of family members, frequent house guests and disruption of toddler schedules. We’re also at a time in Daniel’s life when he’s testing his boundaries and our authority. I’ve made it a point so far to say yes to Daniel as much as possible, but there are times when the answer just has to be no. So, when I’m cooking dinner and Daniel wants to play outside, I say no, and he proceeds to repeat the request until I’m ready to send him to be raised by wolves. “Mommy, go outside?” “No, buddy. I’m cooking dinner.” “Go outside, Mommy?” “Sorry, Daniel. I can’t. I’m cooking dinner right now.” “Mommy! Go outside!” “I’ve already said no. I’m cooking dinner.” “Go outside now?” And on and on. At some point, Daniel will burst into tears and throw a tantrum. I’ll drop what I’m doing to comfort him, but as soon as he calms down, the demands start again. It’s a vicious cycle. And I’m afraid that Daniel thinks he can get his way with these meltdowns, like if he just begs and cries enough I’ll break down. It’s blackmail, and I won’t have it.

Shannon Carey

moms101 It’s also very hard not to lose my temper when he does this. I don’t care if you’re the Dalai Lama, when “Go outside” is chanted into your ear for the 30th time, the tension starts to rise. I raise my voice, and then I feel terrible. In this time of crisis, the whining and tantrum thing has been happening more and more, most notably during the closing prayer of the family pastor’s bereavement visit. That episode began with a request to play with a noisy toy and ended with a screaming toddler being carried from the room. I know this is normal for periods of upheaval, so I try to give the little guy some leeway. But, I won’t tolerate bossy behavior. I won’t give in when he gets like this. Not only does it undermine my authority, I’m afraid that it sets Daniel up to treat everyone like this. I’ve already seen it in his interactions with other kids. It’s his way or the highway, then he cries and nobody has fun anymore. That’s not a way to make friends. That’s not a good person to be. Contact Shannon Carey at shannon@

Living history weekend 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.


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Otherwise known as “AJ’, this beautiful spotted saddlehorse is in her early teens, 14.2 hands tall. Very sweet, sensitive, loves to be groomed and has been started under saddle.


Huggy Bear

Jayne is 25-year-old, 16h tall Tennessee Walking Horse mare. She adores being groomed. Super smooth ride, beginner rider friendly, only suitable for light riding.

Huggy is a 14.1h 14 4 1h Part Part Arabian Araabian gel gelding. ld Super friendly, a true extrovert. He is 13 years old. He is currently doing walk, trot and canter under saddle. Nice forwards gaits. He would excel at Trail or Endurance riding, Dressage, Pony Club or Polo. Horse Haven of Tennessee’s facility is located at 2417 Reagan Road in Knoxville. Donations will be accepted to help HHT in its mission to care for abused and neglected equine. P.O. Box 22841 • Knoxville, TN 37933

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■ The 15th annual Mercy Nautical Mile, now called River Song at Mercy Nautical Mile, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, with the Little River Band at Two Rivers Pavillion. Tickets are $250 or a table of 10 for $2,250. Proceeds benefit the Compassion In Action Fund at Mercy Cancer Centers. Info: 632-5678. ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee (formerly the Wellness Community), 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or www.

Family-friendly horse show If you’re looking for something fun, free and animal-friendly to take the entire family to, check out Riverdale Saddle Club’s horse show coming up Saturday, May 21. Located in Strawberry Plains at 7822

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Critter Tales McMillian Drive, it’s a short, scenic drive from Knoxville and far enough away from the city to feel like you’re in the country. Riverdale hosts a show the third Saturday of every month and invites anyone who can ride to come and compete. The show starts at 10 a.m. and has 30 classes, as well fun activities for children including stick pony races and a lead line class where all “competitors” receive a first place prize.

May is Foster Care Month Child and Family Tennessee would like to raise awareness of May being Foster Care Month. Foster parents must be at least 21 years old, pass background checks, be financially and emotionally stable, take foster care training classes and have a valid driver’s license and car insurance. “You don’t have to be married, have other children, own a house or be rich. People tend to not foster as much during bad economic times, but the child’s food and clothing expenses are covered through a board payment,” said foster care parent recruiter Terrin Kanoa. She said it is especially difficult to find foster homes for ages 10 and older and that there is a tremendous need for foster parents for teenagers. Info: Terrin Kanoa, 524-7483 or email tkanoa@

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.

■ 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.

■ 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.

The Knoxville Museum of Art will present “Anne Wilson: Local Industry” Friday, May 13, through Sunday, Aug. 7. This is the first public exhibition of the Local Industry Cloth, produced in 2010 by 2,100 volunteers alongside 79 experienced weavers at the Knoxville Museum of Art. The cloth, 75 feet, 9 inches long, was created over the course of three months

Concessions include typical cook-out items such as hot dogs and hamburgers. A playground is also available to burn off energy for the little ones. Rodney McCroskey from Riverdale said the shows have a great, laid back family atmosphere. “It’s just a simple thing,” he said. “We try to improve it every year.” Membership is not required to compete. Admission and parking are free. Info: visit http://riverdale, email or call 216-3455.

Mobile Meals currently serves hot, nutritious meals to 850 seniors each day in Knoxville and Knox County. Government and United Way funding provide about 400 of those meals, while the other 450 are served through the generosity of the community. Starting July 1, the program may have to cut back on the number of people it serves and put seniors on a waiting list to receive meals. It only takes $17 a week to provide a Knox County senior with one hot meal a day (weekdays) through Mobile Meals. It costs $700 a week to keep a senior who is suffering from illnesses made worse by poor nutrition in a nursing home. Info: 524-2786.

■ Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. the third Monday every month at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 2187081.

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■ Chronic Pain and Depression support group meets noon to 1:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at Faith Promise Church off Pellissippi Parkway. Info: Paula, 945-3810, or 7481407.

■ Grief support groups at Fort Sanders Sevier Hospital at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each

A young cowboy races in on his stick pony during a show at the Riverdale Saddle Club.

■ 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:

during the artist’s project “Local Industry,” part of the exhibition “Anne Wilson: Wind/Rewind/Weave.” Info:

Bestselling authors to speak locally New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris and Dr. Bill Bass will speak at the B97.5 Author Spotlight 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Rothchild Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike. Harris is the author of the Sookie

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. 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, a belly dancing class 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays, and a Zumba class noon to 1 p.m. Mondays and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Info: 523-6126 or visit

Stackhouse novels that the HBO series “True Blood” is based on. Dr. Bass is the creator of The Body Farm at UT. Tickets are $40 for VIP seats and a copy of “Dead Reckoning” and $30 for VIP seating only. Tickets: or 656-4444.

‘The Music Man’ “The Music Man” will be performed at the Clarence Brown Theater through Sunday, May 15. Tickets: 974-5161.


Recognizing child abuse About one million children every year are abused in the United States, and these are only the reported incidents. Many more are unreported and undetected, often because children are afraid to tell. Approximately 1,000 to 1,300 U.S. children are known to die annually as a result of physical abuse, and those who survive suffer emotional trauma that lasts long after the bruises have healed. Yet there are other forms of abuse: neglect, sexual abuse and emotional abuse. Although there are often physical signs of abuse, children who have been abused may behave differently. They may have nightmares or trouble sleeping. Their school performance may suddenly decline. Other signs might include a poor self-image; the inability to love or trust others; being aggressive or disruptive (being a bully); acting out in the classroom; acting out sexually; being self-destructive, selfabusive or suicidal; feeling passive, withdrawn or depressed; or having difficulty forming new relationships or using drugs or alcohol. Abuse is not a private

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Shopper-News advertising consultant Darlene Hacker rescued this pitiful little soul from the side of the road in Halls. Nothing is known about her except she’s timid and malnourished. She needs a thorough exam by a veterinarian, lots of love and a couple of cheeseburgers. Anyone interested should call our west office at 218-9378 and speak to Sara.

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Bowl for Kids’ Sake A group of former interns for Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee (BBBS) gets ready to Bowl For Kids’ Sake at the organization’s signature fundraising event in April. This year’s event raised a total of $175,000 for BBBS to help put mentors in the lives of at-risk children. Pictured are: Big Sister Heather Sutton with her Little Sister Heather, Jennifer Rowan, Jessica Sharp and Ashley Bowen. Photo submitted

ANIMAL EVENTS ■ Shelter Animals Rescue Group (SARG) will have its adoptable pets available for meet and greet 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 13, at PetSmart in Turkey Creek. Info: www.

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■ Horse Haven’s Neigh and Bray Adoption Day will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at its facilities at 2417 Reagan Road off Hardin Valley Road. Info: www.

■ Greyhound Rescue Foundation of Tennessee will have a meet and greet with its adoptable greyhounds noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at PetSmart on Morrell Road next to West Town Mall. Info: ■ Humans and Animals Learning Together (HALT)

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LAKEVIEW Pleasure Ln. 3 BR, 2 HOME, Kingston, 931-265-7697 ba, fncd, comm. pool. indoor pool, 4 BR, $1100/mo + sec dep. 3 BA, FPS, DR/LR, No smoke, 865-216-7585 FR, Below Appraisal Real Estate Auctions 52 ***Web ID# 759641*** $295,000. 865-414-9634 ***Web ID# 775621*** WEST HILLS, 1500 sf brick rancher on 3/4 BR, 2 full BA, appx. REAL ESTATE level lot, 3 BR, 2 2400 SF, Harriman TN, BA, fully furn. kit., AUCTION fin. bsmnt. For info. hdwd. floors, 2 car 865-604-2405; 748-6599 LAKEFRONT gar., lg. screened in ***Web ID# 777601*** HOUSES & LAND patio. Avail. 5/25. Go to $1,200/mo. + dep. GREAT VIEW. ComNo pets. 604-5772 pletely remodeled, ***Web ID# 779497*** for Bidding. 3 BR, 1 acre, $84,900. 515 Greenwood Dr., WEST Current auction, Clinton. 865-712-5288. KNOX/Papermill 9.8 ac and 1.3 ac area, 3 BR, 2 BA, in Powell, 2 car garage, hardAbsolute sale East 40e wood floors. 865on Parkview in 805-4138. $900/mo Knoxville, and May rent furnished. Lakefront home 865 805 4138 in Harriman. Thursday May 12th WEST NEAR Lovell 10% Buyers 2 story Duplex on 2457 Rd., small 2 BR, 1 premium Parkview in Knoxville. BA, appls., $420/mo. added to all bids. 10% buyer's premium. 865-938-1653 Hall Real Estate for Bidding. Lic #2447, & Auction Company. 865-688-8600, Lic # 2447. Condo Rentals 76 Hall Real Estate & Call me for details. Auction Company. 865-677-8600. 2 BR + loft, W. Knoxv. Remodeled & clean, FP, 2 car garage, North 40n Investment Prop-Sale 61 $1195 mo. + $600 dep. Call 423-327-0412. FSBO OR LEASE 10 UNIT APARTMENT PURCHASE, Ftn. BUILDING available. Brockton Place Condos, City area, 4 BR, 2 BR, 2 BA w/vaulted Creative financing 3 1/2 BA, 2800 SF, ceil. 1 car gar. patio available. Trades 3 car gar., fenced w/privacy fence, $725. welcome. Call for back yard. 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DRIVERS WANTED Make $800-$1000 a week. PUPPIES, Must be 21 years old or MORKIE (Maltese & Yorkolder, have a good shire Terrier Mix) driving record and a cute & cuddly. F great personality. $250; M $200. 1st S/W Shop Tools-Engines 194 6 wks, 423-337-2588 Call 865/455-1365 COMPLETE PUPPY SALE! Puppy RESIDENTIAL WOODWORKING Zone at 8235 KingCLEANING M-F. SHOP SELL OFF. ston Pike next to Average 30 hrs. Call 740-1179. Chuck E Cheese. Call Must pass drug 865-690-5252 or come screen & background by for more info. check. applications Music Instruments 198 Mon. & Tues. 688-0224. SHELTIES AKC reg., sable & BANJO, GOLD tone, neutered, house & Business For Sale 131 white, CB100, 5 string, leash trained, health open back, skin guar. 865-719-2040 head, hard case, MULTI-UNIT ***Web ID# 780736*** great sound. 4 mos FRANCHISE PIZZA old. $450. 423-337-1689 CONCEPT FOR SALE SHIH TZU Puppies, ***Web ID# 781915*** AKC Reg. Males w/locations in Knoxville $275. 865-426-8317; & surrounding area. PIANO, 865-963-1965 Area Development Beautiful Condition. ***Web ID# 780038*** rights are available 48 yrs. old, $500. if desired. Call 865-740-1179 SHIH TZU PUPS, no Please forward a breeding right, $300. letter of interest with 313-4565. qualifications to Household Furn. 204 Attn: Area Developer, SIBERIAN Husky AKC PO BOX 609, Pigeon Pups, champ lines, BEAUTIFUL Forge, TN 37868. shots, $300 to $500. HOOKER ARMOIRE 865-995-1386 exc. cond. $750 obo. Pd. 2K. 865-851-8864 Business Equipment 133 ***Web ID# 782909*** appx. SIBERIAN HUSKY ***Web ID# 782898*** Fem., CKC, 10 wks. CRAFTMATIC BED, STORE FIXTURES, old, blk & wht. S&W. showcases, gondolas, twin sz., w/heat & $300. 931-510-4269 wall shelving. Buy all Vibration, $1000. Also ***Web ID# 781514*** or part. 250-7303. QUEEN SZ. BED, w/ box spgs., YORKIE, 2 year old, headboard, matt. & frame. $350. very small, Dogs 141 male, baby doll face. $200. 865-992-0571 or 660-0574 Call 865-947-4197. MATCHING Broyhill ATIKA PUPS, black/ loveseats w/pillows, white, brown/white, YORKIE PUPPIES, like new $350 for S&W, $400-$800. very small. AKC Reg. set. 865-206-6009 Call 865-363-9837. F-$550. M $450. 865426-8317 & 865-963-1965 MOVING SALE. AshBOSTON TERRIER ***Web ID# 781047*** ley DR set & china puppies, NKC reg, hutch, exc cond. parents small, call YORKIE PUPS, CKC, $1500. 865-567-8818 for info 865-556-9794 S&W, baby dolls, ***Web ID# 780414*** ***Web ID# 780669*** 6 wks. old, M $450, F $500. 423-404-4189 Boston Terrier pups, Household Appliances 204a 6 wks, brown & wht females, very rare, MINImales are brindle, Free Pets 145 COMPACT FRIDGE, 18" great ready to go, $250 5825 Metropolitan Way condition. $25. 925each, 865-386-5606 2 BR , 2 B A , 1 2 0 4 s f , 4985 ***Web ID# 779852*** ** ADOPT! * * 2 car garage, $850/mo. 1 yr lease. NO PETS. BOXER MIX puppies, Looking for a lost pet or a new Call Gary 865-548-1010 4 girls, 6 weeks, one? Visit Young-Williams healthy, $50 each. Animal Center, the official WEST, convenient to Call 865-660-9342 shelter for the City of everything. 3 br, 3 ba, bonus rm, 2 car COCKER SPANIEL Knoxville & Knox County: gar., $1300 mo + PUPS, $300. AKC 3201 Division St. Knoxville. dep. Lease req'd. Reg. 2 females. Wormed. 865-332-1871 865-405-5908. * * * * * * * * 1716 E. Magnolia Ave. ***Web ID# 780612*** ***Web ID# 780802***


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Maryville woman polls physicians; chooses Parkwest for hip replacement One thing that can be said about Diane Drake is that she is thorough. Her two careers, ďŹ rst, as a medical recruiter for hospitals and now as a ticketing agent with Delta Airlines, have demanded that she excel at accuracy and attention to detail. When she needed hip replacement surgery, she applied those skills to ďŹ nding the best doctor and the best hospital for the job. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In 2008, I went to my family doctor because of groin pain, with no idea that my left hip was really the problem,â&#x20AC;? Drake said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;X-rays showed I had degenerative osteoarthritis. Both my mom and grandmother also had osteoarthritis and I knew that the cartilage could shrink until my joint was bone-onbone, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d better start planning.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Because I spent 20 years recruiting doctors and nurses in the U.S. and Europe, I had physician friends in the healthcare ďŹ eld,â&#x20AC;? Drake explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I contacted them and asked, if you were having hip surgery in the Knoxville area, who would you go to?â&#x20AC;? Drake said one name was given to her multiple times: Dr. Brian Covino. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I checked him out and called him,â&#x20AC;? she said. Brian M. Covino, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon at Parkwest Medical Center. A graduate of Harvard University and Georgetown University School of Medicine, Covino received his orthopedic surgery train-

Parkwest joint replacement patients go directly home to recover

A hip replacement didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ground Diane Drake from the active lifestyle she enjoys. ing at The University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. Covino has more than 20 years of practice experience and has performed thousands of joint replacement procedures. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I liked Dr. Covino right away. He was very knowledgeable and had great rapport. He answered all of my questions and I never felt rushed,â&#x20AC;? Drake said. Covino told Drake, then 55, that it could be as long as a year and a half before hip surgery was eminent. Surprisingly, Drake did not feel pain when she stood during her eighthour shifts at the airport but ached at night and when she was at rest. Drake was scheduled for surgery on July 6, 2010. Typically a

Most patients who have a total hip or total knee replacement at the Parkwest Joint Center â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Retreat bypass transitional care facilities, allowing them to recover more quickly and comfortably in their own homes and regain independence sooner. A key part of this is getting patients moving almost immediately after surgery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Studies confirm that the more quickly patients begin physical therapy after a total joint replacement, the more quickly they recover,â&#x20AC;? said Parkwest Joint Retreat Coordinator Denise Duncan. The Retreat program is structured to assist patients throughout their hospital stay, which is typically three days. Before surgery, patients attend the Joint Class to learn what to

hip replacement patient spends about an hour in surgery. Because of a complication known as congenital ďŹ brous dysplasia (bone tumors) Drakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surgery lasted four and a half hours. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The doctor had to insert a titanium rod into my left femur by inching it down, then taking xrays and inching it down again. Apparently it was interesting enough that Dr. Covino called in medical interns to watch the surgery,â&#x20AC;? she said. The complexities of the surgery did not hamper recovery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got up and walked (with assistance) the same day I had surgery. Before I left the hospital, the staff had me doing stairs in physical therapy,â&#x20AC;? she explained. The Joint Center gave me a book with daily exercises to get me ready to go back to work, and I did what it said,â&#x20AC;? Drake said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love my job and I wanted to get back.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was sore, but I never had pain Parkwest Medical Center recently added 6,332 square feet to its fifth floor of any other type,â&#x20AC;? she admitted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t I do this sooner?â&#x20AC;? for a new Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy suite. The expansion resulted from the increased demand for total joint replacements at the Park- she questioned. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am now physiwest Joint Center â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Retreat. The Joint and Spine Center previously lo- cally and mentally a new person.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would recommend Parkwest cated on 4 Riverstone has relocated to 5 Riverstone to streamline patient to everyone. Like I said, I worked care with therapy services.

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expect and meet staff members who care for them. Here, they also receive a guidebook with information specific to their procedure and information about what to expect during recovery. Patients in The Retreat program are encouraged to bring a â&#x20AC;&#x153;coach.â&#x20AC;? Patients and coaches attend group physical therapy with other patients who either had a total hip or total knee replacement that same day. The camaraderie shared in this small group setting is proven to help patients make the most of their inpatient physical therapy. Anyone considering joint replacement surgery may receive treatment at The Retreat if he or she is a patient of an orthopedic physician who has privileges with Parkwest Medical Center. For more information, call 865-374-PARK. for hospitals and I know what sort of details to look for â&#x20AC;Ś cleanliness, for example, and Parkwest was immaculate.â&#x20AC;? Drake was so impressed by how well she was treated that she kept notes during her stay so she could write a thank you note to the hospital administrator. She still has the sheet of paper. Her notes read: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Henry Holbrook, holding room before surgery; Denise Duncan, prep class; Mark R.N., Lisa R.N., Karen LPN, Amanda, CNA; and PT: Tracey, Larinda and Kendee.â&#x20AC;? Those ďŹ&#x201A;ying Delta Airlines will see the petite blond when they check their bags. She says the long hours on her feet do not bother her. She is back to doing all the things she loves, including taking an active role in the lives of her two nephews, Derek and Blake, who live nearby. The one thing which Drake has had to adapt post-surgery is her exercise routine. A former marathon runner, she now walks, bikes and swims to reduce the impact on her â&#x20AC;&#x153;newâ&#x20AC;? joint. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never get to skydive,â&#x20AC;? she joked. However, if you get to know Diane Drake, you might not rule it out.

Joint aches could be osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a chronic degenerative joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults. Osteoarthritis is characterized by the breakdown of joint cartilage. Although it can occur in any joint, usually it affects the hands, knees, hips or spine. The disease is also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease. Risk factors for osteoarthritis include heredity, obesity and/or injury or overuse. The most common symptom of osteoarthritis is pain after overuse of a joint or prolonged inactivity of a joint. The most common

joints affected by osteoarthritis include the hips, knees, ďŹ ngers, feet and spine. Symptoms of osteoarthritis usually develop slowly over many years. The following are the most common symptoms of osteoarthritis. However each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include: joint pain, joint stiffness, especially after sleeping or inactivity, limited joint movement as the disease progresses and grinding of joints when moved (in more advanced stages of osteoarthritis) as the cartilage wears away. The symptoms of osteoarthritis may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult

a physician for a diagnosis. SpeciďŹ c treatment for osteoarthritis will be determined by your physician based on: age, overall health and medical history; the extent of the condition; tolerance for speciďŹ c medications, procedures and therapies; expectation for the course of the condition; the patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opinion or preference. The goals of treatment for osteoarthritis are to reduce joint pain and stiffness, and improve joint movement. Treatment may include: exercise, heat treatment, physical and occupational therapy, weight maintenance, medication, injections or joint surgery.

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What do you know? Learn more about osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, by taking this quiz. 1. Osteoarthritis affects how many people in the United States? A. 5 million B. 11 million C. 27 million D. 34 million 2. Which part of a joint does osteoarthritis usually affect? A. Bone B. Cartilage C. Tendon D. All of the above 3. Which of these is a factor in developing osteoarthritis? A. Young age B. Excess body weight C. Too little body weight D. Back pain E. None of the above 4. When a person develops osteoarthritis of the hip, the pain can appear elsewhere than in just the hip joint. Where else might it appear? A. Arm B. Groin C. Feet D. Shoulders E. All of the above 5. How can an X-ray help a doctor diagnose osteoarthritis? A. It can show cartilage loss B. It can show bone damage C. It can show bone spurs D. All of the above 6. Which of these is a treatment for osteoarthritis? A. Exercise B. Bed rest C. Cast D. None of the above 7. Which of these medications is a treatment for osteoarthritis? A. Aspirin B. Acetaminophen C. Hyaluronic acid D. All of the above 8. Which of these suggestions can help prevent osteoarthritis? A. Maintain a healthy weight B. Use good posture C. Start new activities slowly D. All of the above Answers: 1. C 2. B 3. B 4. B 5. D 6. A 7. D 8. D

Learn more online Osteoarthritis affects both men and women and can limit how much a person can move and bend, making daily activities difficult. More men develop the disease before age 45, but an X-ray may not show joint damage early on in the condition. Women are more likely to develop it after age 65, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). A hip joint affected by osteoarthritis can manifest as pain in the groin, knees, inner thigh and/or buttocks. Hip replacement may be necessary if the pain is severe and cannot be relieved by other methods.

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“Maple is the new cherry. Deep plum and navy are the new black.” Millie goes to the Kitchen & Bath Industry trade show. See page 8

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ness of wedding and Tom Weiss has inked portrait photography.” The photographers his first tenant at Highlands Row. And that’s were drawn to Highlands Row because of big news to the location and the man who Weiss’s buildhas endured a ing itself. “I love lengthy road that building closure and and I love Tom’s major recession commitment to since building that area,” said the upscale ofThomas. The fice/retail suites space works for more than a Beall + Thomas year ago. Tom Weiss because much The location is great, though, and of their actual work is Tom is optimistic, say- done off-site. “We’re on location ing, “One down, five to about 95 percent of the go.” Beall + Thomas Pho- time,” said Thomas. “We tography will relocate work in Atlanta, Miami from Maryville and and South Carolina. This expects to be open in is a wonderful office and 60 days, according to production facility. It’s Heather Anne Thomas, small, but efficient.” a partner with Kreis Thomas relocated Beall in the business. here from New York “They do fine work,” City after meeting Beall Weiss said, “and we’re in Montana. Their webexcited to have them site, beallandthomas. com, shows multiple here.” Beall + Thomas has a samples of their work strong commercial base, and gives the history of having shot for Crisco, their business. Weiss opened The Miele International (of vacuum cleaner fame) Grill at Highlands Row and Ruby Tuesday. in May 2010, intending it “We’ve grown over five to build traffic for his reyears with great clients,” tail shops. He expects to said Thomas. “We hope see action “now that the by relocating to Knox- economy is rebounding ville to build our busi- and the road is done.”

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There has been a major transformation in the highly-regarded organization since those days. Rotary International has genuinely welcomed its female members, who have worked hard to earn respected leadership roles in the organization. Since that landmark Supreme Court ruling 24 years ago, women have come to comprise 22 percent of Rotary’s membership in this country and 15 percent internationally, and they have been in the front lines as Rotarians have made huge

contributions of time, energy and money to effect positive change, including raising an incredible $1 billion in the fight to eradicate polio across the globe. West Knox Rotary has several female members, and now it is about to have its first woman president. Lucy Gibson, who has been opening doors for women in one way or another virtually all her life and who has been a member of the West Knox club a little more than 20 years, takes the helm on July 1. Gibson says that when she joined Rotary a lot of her women friends scoffed at such a thing. “They told me they wouldn’t join a club that had excluded women. But I felt like I was blazing a trail and would have good opportunities to help other women because I was going to be a good member. I thought men would come to appreciate the value of having women in Rotary and I wanted to be a part of that process. During all my years in Rotary I have

West Knox Rotary Shopper SPot never felt any discrimination. I have never felt slighted. I have always been treated with respect just like any other member.” Gibson says that some time ago the West Knox club offered her the opportunity for a board role that would have led to the presidency of the club, “but I didn’t have the time then and I also didn’t really think I was ready. Now I have another opportunity, and it is a challenging one, and I am very excited about it. West Knox Rotary is a healthy club, a fun club and a real asset to the community.” Gibson’s career has also been a challenge. She has a doctorate in IndustrialOrganizational Psychology. She and her husband, John

Lucy Gibson Lounsbury, founded a company named Resource Associates which provides employee testing to businesses internationally. Their client list is impressive and growing. They run the business from their home, which Gibson says gives her the flexibility for the volunteer work which is her real passion. West Knox Rotary members are actively involved in projects at Pond Gap Elementary School, and last school year Gibson spear-

headed a leadership development program at West High School which placed West students in mentoring roles with Pond Gap students. In addition to the many offices she has held in Rotary, Gibson has served as president of the Knoxville Association of Executive Women and as a vice president of the Knoxville-Knox County League of Women Voters. She is a noted public speaker on women’s issues and workplace issues and has published numerous articles and papers. She hopes to see more women involved in Rotary. “It’s a very rewarding experience. You are surrounded by community leaders, and you can soak up a lot of wisdom being around smart, accomplished people.” Somehow it’s not a stretch to think other Rotarians have likewise soaked up a lot of wisdom from Lucy Gibson.

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Harmon hits the streets

Mayoral candidate Ivan Harmon catches up with old friends Jean Teague and Barbara Pelot. He served on City Council with Teague, who represented the 2nd District prior to Pelot. Harmon has recently begun a door-knocking campaign and says residents are most concerned about the economy and code violations. In addition to serving three terms on City Council, he spent two terms on Knox County Commission. He says he is one of the people, for the people. Photos by Wendy Smith

Frost family tree has deep roots in Knoxville

Rob Frost, center, participates in what turns out to be former City Council member reunion day at Long’s. He shares some family history with West Hills Sybil, Jean Teague, L.B. Richardson and Barbara Pelot. His grandfather was dean of students at UT, and his grandmother was on the school board. His father was promoter Bob Frost, who hired Bill Snyder to play the Mighty Wurlitzer at the Tennessee Theater. Sybil is a fan of Snyder and is a regular at his free Monday concerts.

Crisis center celebrates new home

Tina Allen, Charles Reynolds and Belinda Jones of the Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee stop by Long’s Drug Store to visit board member Barbara Pelot. The nonprofit will host an open house 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, to celebrate its new office space at 6215 Kingston Pike. A ribbon-cutting will take place at 5:30. The center serves male and female victims of sexual assault and offers advocacy, therapy and education to a 15-county area.

■ The Knoxville Area Urban League (KAUL) will host a three-session homeownership workshop 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, and Thursday, June 16, and 9 a.m. to noon and Saturday, June 18. The workshop is for anyone preparing to purchase their first home and covers the details of selecting, purchasing and maintaining it. There will be a $20 fee for a take-home workbook. Info: 524-5511 or email

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Bogart touts liberal arts There’s a bright future ahead for Maryville College, according to the new president. Dr. Tom Bogart spoke recently to Rotary of West Knoxville. Here’s a summary of his remarks as recorded by Alan Smeltzer. Maryville College is a small liberal arts college with a Presbyterian heritage. The college has had only 11 presidents since its founding in 1819. Dr. Bogart has a bachelor’s degree in economics and math from Rice and most recently completed studies at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. He has won many awards and has published many research papers. His last book was titled: “The False Promise of Green Energy.”

West Knox Rotary Shopper SPot Bogart was originally an economics professor, specifically an urban economist. This is someone who looks at how metro areas grow and develop. He said he sees the world not as flat but as spiky, with the spikes being the metro areas. “We are really a world of small countries that trade with each other.” The Knoxville metro area, for example, has some 655,000 people. For comparison, Luxembourg has about 500,000, the Bahamas about 350,000,

and Iceland about 317,000. “We are twice the size of Iceland, and economically we are a country.” Countries specialize in trade, and higher education is a part of this. In our area ORNL and UT are leaders. Maryville, he said, is different from Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Gatlinburg, but all are related. Maryville College is also a part of this economy. He mentioned the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville. This center is an asset, but is also an example of how partnerships work. It is located on the Maryville College campus but is a partnership of many pieces. The cities of Alcoa and Maryville used bonds to finance this project, and it has great community support. The Center has been

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Richard Bettis, Dr. Tom Bogart and Phil Parkey at the Rotary Club of West Knoxville. Photo by Anne Hart open for about one year now and is still in the process of finding its audience. Bogart believes that a liberal arts education is the best pre-business education that there is. Employers want people to be able

to take what they learned in college and apply it to whatever work they end up doing. They want people that can look at big, messy problems and bring some structure to solving those problems. One of the

most important aspects of Maryville College is their senior study program. Most seniors agree that anything they are asked to do in business after graduation seems easy in comparison to this project.

Ashe’s Wine and Spirits

Backyard grilling season is finally here, and Thad Cox Jr., proprietor of Ashe’s Wine & Spirits, 4534 Old Kingston Pike, is ready with plenty of white, red and rose wines. Stop by Ashe’s and Thad will be glad to make recommendations about which wines will best complement your summertime meals. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Photo by Anne Hart

WEST SIDE SHOPPER-NEWS â&#x20AC;˘ MAY 9, 2011 â&#x20AC;˘ C-3

Recalling the good times Tom Whatley remembers heyday of UT

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By Sandra Clark Tom Whatley tells a funny story about the late Andy Holt, venerated president of the University of Tennessee. Seems Whatley needed an ofďŹ ce building on a plantation donated in trust to UT, but he had to secure approval and ďŹ nancing from the trustees since UT didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t own the land outright. Holt said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s go see them,â&#x20AC;? and he had an architect draw up plans for the building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During the discussion, one of the trustees, Mr. Parker, asked how the building would look. Dr. Holt turned to an aide and said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we have plans on that?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; After a rustling of papers, plans were produced. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Next thing I know weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re walking the land, and Mr. Parker says to me, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;You know, Tom, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got an excellent president there at UT. Just this morning I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know we needed a building here and now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m walking around deciding where to put it.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

Ames Plantation Ames Plantation, home of the National Field Trial Championship for all-age bird dogs, is privately owned and operated by the trustees of the Hobart Ames Foundation. It functions as one of the University of Tennesseeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s AgResearch and Education Centers. Ames Plantation encompasses 18,400 acres of land in Fayette and Hardeman counties and is located approximately 60 miles east of Memphis and 10 miles north of the Tennessee-Mississippi line near Grand Junction, Tenn. The Plantation has approximately 12,000 acres of forest, 2,000 acres of commodity row-crops, and maintains about 700 head of Angus beef cattle and 40 head of horses. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; From the Plantation website Dr. Tom Whatley throws back his head and laughs. He recalls with clarity the good olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; days at UT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; prosperous times, relatively, when enrollment grew with baby boomers and new construction was ďŹ nessed by Andy Holtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jocular personality (and maybe some numbers magic from Holtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trusty sidekick, Ed Boling). Whatley came to UT in 1947 and worked as a


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Dr. Tom Whatley, at home at NHC Farragut. Photos by S. Clark teacher and administrator until retiring in 1986. His specialty was agricultural economics â&#x20AC;&#x201C; how you put together equipment, land and livestock to make a proďŹ t. Whatley (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hâ&#x20AC;? is silent) obtained his graduate degrees from Purdue University. Shortly after his hiring here, UT dispatched him to the Ames Plantation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was losing money at the time. I traveled by train and would spend a week there at a time.â&#x20AC;? Next, he and his wife, Lila, moved to the plantation and lived there for two years. Lila was a good sport. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She worried when we went to Ames whether we could get along out in the country. And two years later, when we came back to Knoxville, she wondered if we could get along without it.â&#x20AC;? Get along they did. Married for 63 years, Tom and Lila made a conscious choice to sell their home and relocate to NHC in Farragut. And after living at Ames for â&#x20AC;&#x153;two years and one day,â&#x20AC;? Tom came back as head of the department. As such, he was responsible for hiring retired professor and former county commissioner Frank Leuthold. He often told administrators if they would give him a budget to pay staff just the average salary nationwide, he would hire an above average faculty. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because living in Knoxville is an easy sell. Tom was recognized as a Distinguished Professor in 1962, one of the ďŹ rst 10 so honored and the ďŹ rst in agriculture, and he established the Ph.D. program in agricultural economics. In 1972, he moved to the Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ ce, working with scientists to get funding for research.

Living at NHC Tom and Lila Whatley were married for 63 years and produced two children, a son and a daughter. They lived in the same house for 40 years, but decided to look at independent and assisted living. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My doctor had his father here (at NHC) and he recommended it,â&#x20AC;? said Tom. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We moved in six years ago. We knew if one of us got in really bad shape the other would be close by.â&#x20AC;? Lila passed away on Aug. 13, 2010, and Tom, now 93, decided to stay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ask for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well, that was fun to work with 150 scientists. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I need a one-page summary of what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing, written in simple terms to show to legislators.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? Did you get that??? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sometimes,â&#x20AC;? he laughed. Tom gained national recognition and in 1981 was appointed to â&#x20AC;&#x153;the committee of nineâ&#x20AC;? that approved research funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He served there for ďŹ ve years, one as chair. Research included plant problems, food technology and pesticides. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If it looked like it involved more than one state, we could usually get approval (for the research),â&#x20AC;? he said. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no telling how much money Tom Whatley brought back to UT. At least, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not telling. While the number of farms has declined, the size of farms has increased, he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When a tractor costs $100,000, the farmer must have the size

better service (than she had), and after six years these folks are like family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went and spent eight days at Christmas (his kids live 500 miles away from Knoxville, but just 30 miles from each other). I was ready to come back.â&#x20AC;? He has four grandchildren, including a budding Republican politician and 11-year-old twins. Tom says UT was a â&#x20AC;&#x153;wonderful placeâ&#x20AC;? to work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once a year weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d meet with professors from other colleges and see how much worse off the others were. We would laugh.â&#x20AC;? to afford equipment.â&#x20AC;? Population increases here and abroad drive the need for agricultural training and research. After all, individual farmers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a research budget.

Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a chief mission of land grant colleges. Whatley praised businesses such as Bush Brothers for their support of research. Two months after retirement, Tom and Lila brought visiting Brazillians to tour the Bush Brothers cannery, and Tom consulted with Brazil on agriculture. In the 1950s, UT helped India establish the equivalent of a land grant college. Tom wrote a history of Ag Ed for an anthology on UTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 200th anniversary. He learned that UT gained land grant status during Abraham Lincolnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s administration. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The problem was as settlers moved west they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what type of soil they would encounter and whether the seed they carried would come up. (The country) had no way to evaluate what we could produce.â&#x20AC;? Tomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at work now, writing by longhand his recollections of growing up on a farm. He wants his grandchildren to know.

3 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day party and music by Kathy Huber (Sentimental Journey), Upstairs DR â&#x2013; May 10 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Exercise, SF 10:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Simple Sewing, Upstairs AR 10:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Jewelry cleaning, SF 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bingo, SF 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Popcorn social, Upstairs AR 3 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Light horsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;deuveres and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Best of Johnny Carson;â&#x20AC;? Rehab â&#x2013;  May 11 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Exercise, SF 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bible study with Rev. Edsel West, SF 10:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Word game, SF 10:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bingo, Upstairs AR 1:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Therapeutic activity: Candy making, Upstairs AR 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Chicken Foot game, LR 3 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bingo; Rehab 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Spring banquet, Dining rooms â&#x2013;  May 12 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ball exercise, SF 10:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bingo, SF 10:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Coffee and reminisce, Upstairs AR 11 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Balloon volleyball, Upstairs AR 2 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Concord Baptist mission trips, SF 3 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Poker, SF 3 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Farkle;â&#x20AC;? (A dice game) Rehab â&#x2013;  May 13 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Exercise, SF 10:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sentimental Reflections video, SF 10:30 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bingo, Upstairs AR

Family visit

Sara Levi, a new resident at NHC Farragut, enjoys a visit from family including a special dog, Kiwi. The group set out for a walk on the greenway that extends through the NHC campus.

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Saplings Garden Center provided much of the color for the 18th annual Spring Garden Festival at Franklin Square. At right, Sonny Robinson prepares to help a customer. Photos by S. Clark

Farragut High School students Danielle Leonard and Michelle Cosse add to the fun, dressed as ladybugs.

Ken Oakes and his dad, Stewart Oakes, owner of Oakes Daylilies of Corryton, enjoy the Festival. The honey bee, at right, came along with the plants and roused awake during our picture taking. Hope the little guy stayed close because it’s a long flight home to the hive.

Laura Owens applies face paint to Carsyn Arden out- Christian Academy of Knoxville again had solid representation at the Stuside the Princesses and Pirates store in Franklin Square. dent Art Show. At left, first grader Zoe Arms stands with her drawing of a hand with spring flowers and her green ribbon for “fantastic!” At right, first Looking on are Marlee Arden and Sophia Owens. grader Autumn Skinner looks toward her drawing of “Emmy the Kitty” and her orange ribbon for “amazing!”

The Holloway family from Lenoir City prepare to entertain at Sullivan’s. Pictured are bass player and mom, Nancy Holloway; fiddler Sondra Holloway; guitarist and lead singer Michelle Holloway; and banjo player and dad, David Holloway.

A big smooch for this snappily attired gentleman posed near Coachman Clothiers. But wait! He’s got everything but a head and face! Great blend of colors, guys.

Oops! Is the Hungry Catepillar about to devour Daniella, age 4? She stopped to speak to the creature at Smart Toys and Books, but talking was all she could do. It’s hard to shake hands with somebody with pegs! Daniella’s little brother didn’t even try.

Knoxville artist Steve Black demonstrates watercolor painting at the Festival in Franklin Square. He also had originals for sale such as the painting at right. Black is a member of the Tennessee Artists Association. Info: 966-9083.


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IDB only hope for Carter funding The senate sponsor has deferred the bill designed to give the local school authority to enter into capital leases and build-to-suit capital leases. Sen. Delores Gresham deferred the bill to the first calendar for 2012; therefore, it will not be voted on during the current legislative session. The bill was introduced at the behest of the Knox County school board and Mayor Tim Burchett. The school board can use the county’s Industrial Development Board as an intermediary to build a new Carter Elementary School, officials say. The IDB

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has postponed their meeting, originally set for May 10.

Huber to present land use plan MPC staff is recommending approval of the plans of Huber Properties to develop up to 73,700 square feet of commercial/office space in up to eight buildings on the south side of Northshore Drive east of Choto Road. The zoning to NC – Neighborhood Commercial – was approved earlier, subject to use-on-review approval of the plans. MPC meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the City County Building. – S. Clark


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Ijams Nature Center programs ■ Open House: Show and Tell Saturdays, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. Admission is free, donations are welcomed.

Free computer recycling at Goodwill Why pay to recycle when you can do it for free? Residents throughout Goodwill Industries-Knoxville Inc.’s 15-county service delivery area are now able to recycle their computers and computer equipment free of charge. Goodwill Industries and Dell have teamed-up to offer the Reconnect

program which will allow consumers to drop off their computers and computer equipment at any Goodwill Industries-Knoxville retail location or attended donation center for recycling. Even though Goodwill will not be reselling computers in its stores, it is important to remember that it is each individual’s responsibility to delete all private and personal information for their protection. For more information regarding the Reconnect Program and/or to find a computer recycling Goodwill location near you, visit www.reconnectpartnership. com or

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Real estate market takes a dip After a sizable surge in activity in March, the local real estate market experienced a decline during the month of April. For the month that ended April 29, the Register of Deeds office processed 622 property sales in Knox County with an aggregate value of about $124 million. These figures represented 27 fewer land transfers than those processed in March and also indicated a drop in total sales revenue of around $18 million. Normally the market experiences a bounce during this time of year, and the April decline was unusual, especially given the upswing that occurred in March. There was also a noticeable drop off in mort-

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realestatereport gage loans and refinancing last month. The amount of money loaned against property fell significantly in April to about $178 million, compared to $263 million in March. Mortgage rates remain relatively low; however, new lending regulations have made it more difficult for some consumers to borrow money. The largest transfer of the month was the sale of a residential complex on

Gallaher View Road. The property sold for $9.15 million. Another notable commercial transfer was a property located at 4831 E. Summit Circle, which sold for $4.6 million. The data collected from April indicated a market performance well below that experienced in April of 2010 when there were 826 property transfers in Knox County. Interestingly, the total value of property sold during the first four months of 2011 is running slightly ahead of the figures from 2010. From January through April of last year, there was $444.45 million worth of land sold in Knox County. This year that same period has produced sales of $444.53 million.

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‘Lunch and Learn’ at Ramsey House The last Lunch and Learn program at the Ramsey House visitors’ center will be “Colonial Bird Jars” 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. News Sentinel columnist Marcia Davis will discuss the history of American bird houses including gourds, modern bird houses and more. Bring a sandwich. Drinks and desserts will be provided, and free tours of the Ramsey House will be given to those in attendance. Admission is $8 and reservations are required. RSVP at 546-0745 or email

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: ■ “Living Downstream: a Scientist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment” by Sandra Steingra-

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ber 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 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.

KSO announces new concertmaster For the first time in nearly 30 years, Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has hired a new concertmaster. Gabriel Lefkowitz will join the KSO, replacing Mark Zelmanovich, beginning with the Masterworks concerts Thursday and Friday, May 19-20. Zelmanovich retired at the end of the 2009-2010 season. Info: 291-3310.

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■ Peel a banana and dip it in yogurt. Roll in crushed cereal and freeze. ■ Stuff a whole grain pita pocket with ricotta cheese and Granny Smith apple slices. Add a dash of cinnamon. ■ Mix together ready-toeat cereal, dried fruit and nuts in a sandwich bag for an on-the-go snack. ■ Smear a scoop of frozen yogurt on two graham crackers and add sliced banana to make a yummy sandwich. ■ Make snack kabobs. Put cubes of lowfat cheese and grapes on pretzel sticks. ■ Toast a whole grain waffle and top with lowfat yogurt and sliced peaches. ■ Sprinkle grated Monterey Jack cheese over a corn tortilla, fold in half and microwave for twenty seconds. Top with salsa. ■ Toss dried cranberries and chopped walnuts in instant oatmeal. ■ Mix together peanut butter and cornflakes in a bowl. Shape into balls and roll in crushed graham crackers. ■ Fill a waffle cone with cut-up fruit and top with lowfat vanilla yogurt. ■ Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on hot popcorn. ■ Banana Split: Top a banana with lowfat vanilla and strawberry frozen yogurt. Sprinkle with your favorite whole grain cereal. ■ Sandwich cut-outs: Make a sandwich on whole grain bread. Cut out your favorite shape using a big cookie cutter. Eat the fun shape and the edges, too! ■ Spread mustard on a flour tortilla. Top with a slice of turkey or ham, lowfat cheese and lettuce. Then roll it up. ■ Mini pizza: Toast an English muffin, drizzle with pizza sauce and sprinkle with lowfat mozzarella cheese. ■ Rocky Road: Break a graham cracker into bite-size pieces. Add to lowfat chocolate pudding along with a few miniature marshmallows. ■ Parfait: Layer vanilla yogurt and mandarin oranges or blueberries in a tall glass. Top with a sprinkle of granola.

By Sandra Clark When’s the best time to break a bad habit? Before you ever start it. Casey Peer (chief dietitian) and Juli Urevick (fitness) are leading a summer program called Camp KidWell. Open to students in Kindergarten through fifth grade, the classes are designed to get kids excited about physical activity and good nutrition. Before you say, “Not my kid! Ho, Ho!” understand. These classes really are fun. Lisa Wolf, managing director of The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs, said the classes will be age appropriate. “Classrooms are not traditional; the program is very interactive. Casey has great materials to get kids involved and learning without feeling like they’re in school.” Lisa added, “With kids it’s more about creating good habits than breaking bad ones.” The students learn about nutrition, reinforcing math skills by calculating and pouring ingredients for recipes. “They will exercise without even knowing it,” said Juli. An example is hula hoop basketball in which kids hold the hoops and move through the room. Others shoot at these moving targets. Casey and Juli will be assisted by interns, one from UT and another from the University of Alabama. “Everyone has experience with children,” said Lisa. “We want to give enough content to make the camp valuable, but also keep it fun.” Juli said the emphasis on nutrition and fitness supports the Wellness Center’s overall philosophy of healthy living. “As a parent, I understand how important it is to encourage kids to move and think about what they’re putting in their body.” Camp KidWell is offered 1-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday during June and July. “This gives parents a chance to work out or run errands,” said Lisa. The cost is $60 for four days a week and $40 for two days a week. Space is limited. Info: 232-1414.

PROGRAMS AND OFFERINGS Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dancefitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements. Beginners are welcome and no experience is necessary. Arms and Abs – Designed for quick, convenient 30-minute group sessions, our Arms and Abs class helps you gain strength using your own body weight, dumbbells, resistance bands, BOSU balls and more. Pilates – Improve your balance and core strength with our Pilates class. Yoga – Learn essential yoga basics and experience the wellness benefits of poses, bends and relaxation in our one-hour group sessions. Pump – Ideal for everyone from beginners to experienced exercisers, our Pump class targets every major muscle group. With minimal down time between exercises, you’ll get the most out of using the body bar, dumbbells, BOSU, step bench and more. Spin – Ready to challenge yourself by starting your own spinning regimen? Spin is an entry-level spinning class lasting 45-60 minutes, perfect for beginners.

Cycle In, Yoga Out – An ideal fit for both beginners and veteran spinners, this is your chance to change up typical spin class routines by starting with 45 minutes on the bike and ending with 15 minutes of yoga. Kid Fit – Don’t let busy schedules get in the way of your exercise regimen. Fit in your own workout while your kids enjoy a fitness class designed just for them. This one-hour group fitness class for ages 6-12 is focused on making physical activity fun for kids – and giving you a break from supervising. Power Hour – Push yourself in our one-hour Power Hour class with 30 minutes of hardcore cycling hills, sprints and races, immediately followed by 30 minutes of intense leg and ab work. Functional Fitness – Class involves a variety of exercise, including but not limited to: cardiovascular, balance and strength. Appropriate for seniors or individuals who desire fitness gains with little impact on the joints.

Xpress Fitness – Ideal for working individuals and travelers, our convenient morning Xpress class fits a total-body workout into only 45 minutes. Work It Circuit – A 60-minute total body workout in a bootcamp style class. Healthy Eating Series – It’s all about food! Classes are designed to provide you a hands-on, foodbased learning experience to bring comfort to your kitchen. Each month will highlight a new topic to help YOU find success with nutrition. Eating with Diabetes Made Simple – This 90-minute group class is specially designed for those with diabetes, and focuses on reading food labels, meal planning and eating away from home or on the go. Grocery Store Tours – Get out of the classroom setting and take a closer look at how to properly read food labels and recognize healthier choices right on the grocery store shelf! You’ll discover there are a lot of choices available that pack as much flavor as nutritional value.

Kids in the Kitchen (Healthy Cooking) – When the kids get involved in preparing nutritious meals, eating right becomes something the whole family looks forward to. Our Kids in the Kitchen classes help families make time for healthy cooking and eating, even in the midst of busy schedules. Weight Management: Getting to the Basics – In this four-week group program, you’ll meet 60 minutes per week to learn about identifying the barriers to successful long-term weight loss, plus effective strategies to overcome those barriers. Cardio Fit – One-hour beginner-level class with cardiovascular focus. Class participants will be instructed and supervised in use of cardio equipment on the gym floor. Fit 4 Baby – A prenatal fitness program created to safely and effectively teach women to exercise throughout their pregnancy. Stroller Strides is offering this program for women in any stage of pregnancy. Classes include warm-up, strength training, cardio, stretching and balance exercises.

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Modern Supply's design consultant and remodeling expert Ah, Vegas! The glitz â&#x20AC;Ś the glam â&#x20AC;Ś a sassy setting for the 2011 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). Sooo much to see and learn. Glad I packed my comfy shoes! KBIS highlights the hottest design trends and new products for industry pros. With over 30,000 attendees and 500 manufacturers, it was a definite must-see for me! Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a taste of what I learned. Kitchens are the fave gathering spots for families. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re headinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; back to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Leave It to Beaverâ&#x20AC;? era with more kitchens with eatin dining areas. Traditional kitchens are still topping the charts, followed by Shaker style and contemporary. Maple is the new cherry. Its fine texture makes it an awesome choice for any style. Top stain choices are naturals, light browns and espresso. Mixing cabinet colors are gaining top raves, too. Organizational cabinets are must-haves â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there are a ton of options. I love color and it creates a roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mood. Earthy tones are all the rage with shades of green and grays in an upswing. Deep plum and navy are the new black. Brizo was rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with show-stoppinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; new faucet designs. They collaborate with fashion designer Jason Wu (designer of Michelle Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inauguration Ball gown) to add awe-inspiring flair to their designs. Brizoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new Vuelo faucet has sexy lines with a hot new cocoa bronze finish combined with stainless steel. Way cool! Also debuting was the Charlotte bathroom collection mixing art deco with traditional design. I think they need a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Millieâ&#x20AC;? collection â&#x20AC;&#x201C; fashionable, curvy and fun! We Americans love a hot, steamy shower! American Standard showcased amazing new showerheads, hand showers and body sprays. Five spray functions in one showerhead will for sure get the shampoo out of my hair â&#x20AC;Ś and still save water. Remarkable! The kiddos were not forgotten with their FunBath tub conversions with cool graphics like fire trucks and SpongeBob. Just drop over a standard 60" tub raising it to a level where Mom doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to stoop to bathe the tot. Talk about a back-saver! Green products thrive! Installing them doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a geek with a pocket protector. It means youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a smart cookie saving $$$ and that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re earth-friendly. Oodles of choices for EPA WaterSense labeled plumbing fixtures and firms touting their environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. I could chatter on and on about KBIS. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heaps of info to share. Come on in to our showroom and talk with one of our fab-tab-ulous consultants. They can help you sift through thousands of products and find whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s suited to your style. Tell â&#x20AC;&#x2122;em Millie sent you!


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That's the motto of Modern Supply's outside sales team. New construction, a remodel or simply updating a tired space, Modern Supply has the kitchen, bath, lighting and accessories to ďŹ t your style. The seasoned staff will visit your location to assess, suggest, measure and draw prints for your kitchen or bath project. With hundreds of brands, styles and options to choose from, their product knowledge will guide you in the right direction. Their goal is to ease the stress associated with the major decisions in such important projects. The team is based at Modern Supply's corporate offices and showroom at 525 Lovell Road. The massive showroom, divided into areas that highlight both kitchens and baths, showcases the latest design trends. The outside sales team is composed of Debbie Johnson, sales manager; Sherry Williams, Elizabeth Beets, Michael Lampkin and Chris Holbert. They will work with you from the concept stage through the installation. All are experts with years of experience in the business. Williams has been

Modern Supplyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outside sales staff: Chris Holbert, Debbie Johnson, Sherry Williams, Elizabeth Beets and Michael Lampkin. Photo submitted with Modern supply for 25 years, Johnson for 14, Beets for four and Lampkin for three. Holbert is the newest member with less than six months but has been in the industry for 13 years. It's clear they enjoy their work. Beets says her favorite part of the job is "Taking the customer's vision and bringing it to fruition. We're familiar with industry standards and why certain things can or can't be done. We are able to guide our customers along the way." Williams says she most enjoys working with people. "You get to know your customer as you help them make their vision come

alive. You learn their style, likes and dislikes and a lot about them as a person. It's a great experience." Lampkin works with contractors as well as the consumers. He adds, "About 90 percent of my job is relationship building. It's important customers have confidence in my knowledge and that Modern Supply is backing me. It's great to see the final result of a project." Johnson comments, "People planning new construction or a remodel need to think 'outside the big box' stores. Although they are good at a lot of things, Modern Supply offers more unique brands, more expertise and more quality

at comparable prices. Our computer-generated design plans are complimentary." "New construction is still down but customers are remodeling using higher quality products with the intent of remaining in that home for longer," says Chris Holbert. He specializes in both residential and commercial customers. Quality products, superior service and top-notch expertise are what Modern Supply was founded on and continues to build. Give them a call! They're always willing to help. Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Evenings & Saturdays by appointment 966-4567 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; www.modern

Modern Supply gives back Modern Supply contributed the lighting for the Labor of Love home remodel project for the Love Kitchenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Helen Ashe. This pretty chandelier graces the dining room. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ready to lend a hand on sister Ellenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remodel project too.

Drop me a line at: Find me on Facebook: Modernâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Millie Follow me on twitter: @modernsmillie

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