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Outdoors Outdoor Living Special Section Find out where the wild things are and much more in this month’s “My Outdoors.” See the special section inside

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Tennessee’s football opener, the critical clash with North Carolina State, is 12 weeks away. That seems a safe distance to risk a simple comparison, Marvin West writes.

See Marvin’s column on page A-5

Giants of their profession This month, Dr. Jim Tumblin casts a historical eye on the Albert Baumann family, which designed some of Knoxville’s best-known buildings.

See Jim’s story on page A-6

Where, oh where, is mulch fire report? Based on information provided by Angela Starke, Rogero media spokesperson, it was reported here that the mulch fire report being compiled by Deputy Mayor Eddie Mannis would be issued on Tuesday, June 5. No longer is that an operative statement.

See Victor’s column on page A-4

Coffee Break Amy Balitsaris Melendy is a 30-years-plus teacher with Knox County Schools and has taught social studies to practically everyone in the Cedar Bluff Middle School district. She is also quite fond of her horse, Chance, except when she is chasing him. Settle in for a Coffee Break with Sherri Gardner Howell and Amy Balitsaris Melendy.

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Heading in the right direction By Wendy Smith New signs along Knoxville’s endorsed bicycle commuter route from Cedar Bluff Road to downtown will make it easier to navigate the many twists and turns along the way. But it’s a stretch to call the route easy, and it’s definitely not for the faint of heart. I was happy to investigate the route because I love to ride, but I knew I would need moral support. So I asked my friend Rebekah Roberts, a personal trainer at D1 and a fearless cyclist, to come along. She invited Jon Crowson, a UT student who pays the bills by working at Cedar Bluff Cycles. He regularly commutes from his Fort Sanders apartment to CBC, so he’s familiar with all possible routes between the two. In preparation for our outand-back trip to Market Square, I looked at a map of the route at The site also has cue sheets, so I printed one, just to be safe. We met at the greenway entrance beside the Carmike Wynnsong Theater and were glad to see a police officer patrolling the mostly-wooded Ten Mile Greenway. The transition to the road in West Hills was a relief, since the route was well-marked and roads are generally straighter and flatter than greenway. Then we saw the hill as we turned from Stockton Drive to West Hills Road. As I labored to pedal my road bike up the slope, Jon commented that it would be even harder on a typical commuting bike. That hill alone could make a commuter sweaty enough to offend co-workers. He said the route should continue on Stockton, which has a gentler hill. The next obstacle was Kingston Pike. The marked route takes riders through the intersection of Wesley and Kingston Pike, right beside Weigel’s. Making the left turn with the light was easy, and I was glad to have a shoulder on which to ride. But the shoulder disappeared well before the right turn onto Golf Club Road, and I was so terrified of the speeding traffic that I cowered into a parking lot before my friends coached me back onto the road.

Rebekah Roberts checks a cue sheet at the intersection of 22nd Street and Clinch Avenue, where the sign marking the bicycle route is missing. Photo by Wendy Smith Some tricky intersections followed, like Lockett Road and Deane Hill Drive, and Northshore Drive and Walden Drive. Before I

knew it, we were crossing Kingston Pike again, this time at Bearden Elementary School. The key to survival is using the turn lane.

“It’s like playing ‘Frogger,’ ” Rebekah said, after our rush-hour crossing. To page A-2

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Anders saves the Chamber By Sandra Clark Into the leadership vacuum created by Mayor Tim Burchett’s unwillingness to negotiate on his budget strode a most unlikely figure.

Analysis Commission chair Mike Hammond got good press for the compromise he drafted with school board chair Thomas Deakins. On a 7-4 vote, the compromise gave the school system the $7 million first-year funding it had requested. Less attention went to vice chair Brad Anders’ skillful defense of the Knoxville Chamber. Burchett’s budget cut funding for the Chamber and the accompanying contract had provisions termed

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ed to offer his amendment. “My amendment (which was adopted 9-2) restored the Chamber’s funding to this year’s level and also kept their contract consistent with this year’s,” said Anders. Burchett wanted three changtes: removal of the word “regional” from the contract; restrictions on the organization’s involvement with public education, either as an advocate or as a partner on projects; and immediate notification, complete with contact information, on businesses inquiring about locating here. Anders said the Chamber works regionally because Knoxville is the area’s economic hub. He specifically cited connections with Oak Ridge and Maryville. Edwards called Burchett’s insistence that the Chamber quit its

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Marianne Jennings stands with her cousin, Jim Kotsianis, who introduced her as the speaker at the West Knox Rotary Club meeting. Photo by A. Hart

Project ADAM saving lives in schools In 2011, several thousand school children nationwide suffered sudden cardiac arrest and died. Many of those deaths occurred during the school day; some of the more publicized happened during school athletic events. The result is increased public awareness that large numbers of those fatalities could have been prevented if the right equipment had been readily available on site. Marianne Jennings, who heads Project ADAM, a program aimed at making life-saving equipment available to middle schools and high schools, told West Knox Rotarians that the program started locally at Children’s Hospital and will be taken statewide. The device is called an automated external defibrillator and can be operated by 5th graders on up. The machine is voice activated and gives step-by-step verbal directions to the user. The defibrillator analyzes the situation and applies the precise shock that is need-

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ed, delivering an electrical shock to the heart that allows the heart to return to its normal rhythm. Jennings explained that when the equipment is used in combination with CPR, children are at far less risk of death after a cardiac arrest than when CPR alone is applied. Most frequently, CPR is applied until the machine is placed on the student. Jennings pointed out that at this time, there is no requirement in Knox County schools that teachers, coaches or staff be trained in CPR – a situation that Project ADAM hopes to remedy. Jennings said the first school locally to purchase the defibrillator was Catholic High School. The price for each machine is about $1,650.

The city’s new greenways coordinator has only been in town since April, but she’s already on the move. Her first Knoxville home was in the western ’burbs, but it didn’t take her long to decide that living downtown would be a better fit for her active lifestyle. “I am moving downtown later this month,” Lori Goerlich said. “I’m ready to be somewhere I can more easily bike to work or walk home, if I want to. I live in Cedar Bluff, which is 11 miles, but the topography here is a bit challenging for my personal level of skills.” When Goerlich landed the Knoxville job, she was working as a project manager for the Forest Preserve District in Will County, Ill., a part of metropolitan Chicago. She is a landscape architect with a degree from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She

Lori Goerlich grew up in Quincey, Ill., a city of 45,000 in the south central part of the state on the Mississippi River. It is the largest town within a 100-mile radius. She’s never lived in the South before, but she’s pretty sure she’s going to be comfortable here.

“I really grew up in a country setting, similar to Knoxville in that way.” She says the first thing she noticed about her new home is how easy it is to get around, compared to other places she’s lived. “After getting the job experience I had, I really wanted to find a place that was a little smaller agency and also to work for a city,” she said. She found the job on the Tennessee Parks and Recreation website and was drawn here by the opportunities to do the things she loves – hiking, backpacking, whitewater kayaking and canoeing. She has already met some of the key greenways personnel – her predecessor Donna Young, who oversaw great growth in the city’s greenway system and who retired last fall, and Will Skelton, the now-retired attorney who devoted untold hours to acquiring rights-of-way

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The Third Creek Greenway looked good after all that excitement. Jon said greenways should have a yellow line down the middle, like the Silver Comet Trail in Georgia. It would discourage pedestrians from spreading out across the trail and make it easier for bikes to pass. (He has a bell that he rings as he approaches walkers. It gets attention without being threatening.) We didn’t see route markers while on Third Creek, so we followed signs for Tyson Park. The most distressShopper-News reporter Wendy Smith, personal trainer ing part of the route was Rebekah Roberts and avid bike rider Jon Crowson celebrate the sidewalk on Cumbertheir return from an out-and-back trip on the city’s new land Avenue from Tyson to designated bicycle commuter route. Photo by an innocent bystander 22nd Street. Jon was nearly hit by a car pulling out of a parking lot. The driver was too busy looking left for an opening to look right for pe■ Downtown Speakers Club destrians. meets 11:45 a.m. every “People expect you on the Monday at TVA West Towers, road. They don’t expect you 9th floor, room 225. Currently accepting new members. Info: on sidewalks,” Rebekah said later. Jerry Adams, 202-0304.


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to build the city’s greenway system. She is scheduled to meet this week with another key figure in Knoxville greenways, former Mayor Victor Ashe. Goerlich said she had a productive meeting with Skelton, who filled her in on local greenway history. “It was really a grassroots effort,” she said. “A couple of people really had a vision.” On her most recent job, she was the project manager for park and trail development and redevelopment. Her responsibilities included renovating parking shelters, parking lots, park amenities, greenway trail routing and construction – activities that she’ll see a lot of on her new job. Besides her academic credentials and her experience, she figures she’s temperamentally well matched to her new position, too. “I love to bike and to run. I’m a greenway user.”

A sign was missing at the intersection of 22nd and Clinch Avenue. I would’ve lost the route if I hadn’t had a cue sheet. Crossing Henley Street was another nail-biter, since bikes aren’t heavy enough to trigger a light change. But after that, it was smooth sailing to Market Square and a cold beverage. The city claims the route is 11 miles long, but Jon guesses that we rode between 12 and 13 miles. We returned to West Knoxville via Jon’s favorite route, which utilizes parking lots. Commuters will always find the fastest, flattest routes, so they are unlikely to stick with a city-sanctioned route. Jon still thinks the designated route is a step in the right direction. “It’s good that there’s a conscious effort to make Knoxville bicycle-friendly. Things could be done better for safety.”

Howard named to McCallie Board Local attorney G. Turner Howard III, a graduate of The McCallie School in Chattanooga, has been named to a six-year term on the school’s Board of Trustees. Other well-known McCallie graduates include media mogul Ted Turner and Jon Turner Howard Meacham, Pulitzer Prize winning author and former editor of Newsweek magazine. Howard said being named to the board “is one of the greatest honors I have ever received because I have so much respect for McCallie. This is one way I can repay the school for the very

positive impact it has had on my life.” Howard became a nationally ranked tennis player while a student at McCallie and went on to play at Wimbledon and four times in the U.S. Open. He was inducted into the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame and, more recently, into the Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame. Howard graduated from Tulane University and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary. He has pastored Presbyterian churches for 17 years. He and his wife, Janie, have three daughters, Hannah, Jennifer and Rebecca.

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The Friendship Force of Knoxville is taking the summer off, but several members, including Roger and Joan Frey, Sonja DuBois and Don Dougal, met for lunch last week at Surin of Thailand. The goal of the Friendship Force is to build global goodwill through personal relationships developed during exchanges with other clubs. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Erin Presbyterian Church. Photos by Wendy Smith

How I spent my summer vacation I like to think of myself as a practical person. I drive a 13-year-old minivan. I’ve never had a manicure. The highest pair of heels I own is probably 2.5 inches, and I wear those once a year – maybe.

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Wendy Smith But around the beginning of the year, I began dreaming about something completely impractical – a tropical vacation for my family of five. I tried to put it out of my mind, because this is the year we send our first child to college, and we need to watch every penny. Ultimately, the fact that Josh will soon leave home spurred me to set aside my practical nature and send him off with a grand adventure. I found just what I wanted in the Mayan Riviera. This 80-mile stretch of Caribbean coastline runs along the eastern edge of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, from Cancun to the beautiful Mayan ruins of Tulum. It promised sunshine, sparkling white beaches and the heady rush of being in a foreign country.

REUNIONS ■ Buckner Reunion will begin at noon Saturday, June 16, at Wilson Park in Maynardville. Bring a dish, drink and chairs. Info: Jean Mize, 992-3674; Carolyn Norris, 922-8321; or Phillip Cox, 363-5182. ■ A Carr Family Reunion for descendents of John Carr and Mary Etta Whitson will be held noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Gibbs Ruritan Club on Tazewell Pike. Bring a dish to share for lunch at 2 p.m. Info: April Gosnell-Parker, 312-5086 or ■ The Russell, Duncan, Jones, Tinnell Reunion for the friends and families of Lee and Leona Duncan Russell and Walter and Ann Jones will be held 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at Hill Top Baptist Church on Walker Road. Bring a covered dish to share. Ice and paper goods furnished. Bring pictures to display. Info: 250-8252. ■ Central High School Class of 1962 will hold its 50-year reunion July 6-7. Info: Bob Davis, 689-4302, or Diane Turner Sebby, 521-6652. ■ Central High School Class of 1967 will hold its 45th reunion Friday through Sunday, July 22-24. Info: Idonna Tillery Bryson, 688-5816, or Ann Paylor Williams, 687-7759. ■ Fulton High School Class of 1972 is planning its 40th

Last week was National Gardening Week, and the Sun-up Garden Club observed the occasion with a field trip to the UT Gardens. Vice president Fay Cantrell, Joyce Caldwell, president Connie Barker, Jackie Eslinger and Pat Butler were among those given a tour of the gardens by assistant director James Newburn, second from left. The club has members from across the county and is always looking for new members, says Cantrell.

We had never travelled internationally as a family before, and I warned my kids that we wouldn’t always be as comfortable as we are lying on the beach in Florida. Even if things got difficult, I said, it would all be part of the adventure. My son reminded me of

reunion celebration 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at The Foundry, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive, and will include a catered dinner buffet, photos by a professional photographer that will be available online, Jake the DJ from Ogle Entertainment and more. The cost is $55 until July 13 and $75 at the door. Dress is business casual. Mail registration to: FHS Class Reunion, 4224 Williamson Drive, Knoxville, TN 37938. Info: Debbie Helton Keebler, 922-0049.

this when our colectivo, a van used for public transportation, passed the turn to our condo and left us standing beside the highway with our suitcases – in the rain. “Is this what you call an adventure, Mom?” There were a few other in-

cidents that might have been catastrophic, but weren’t, so they just made the week sweeter. Everything else was the good kind of adventure. We spent six nights in Akumal, which means “the place of the turtles,” and I never got tired of watching the green and loggerhead

Seminar on elder abuse The Council on Aging will sponsor a workshop on elder abuse from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at O’Connor Center. Knox County Elder Watch will present a short documentary, “An Age for Justice: Confronting Elder Abuse in America,” that brings viewers into the homes of American elders, to hear stories of the abuse, neglect and exploitation they have experienced. Representatives available for information include: Senior Citizens Information and Referral, 211, Knoxville Police Department, Victim Advocacy Groups, Legal Aid, One Call Club, Knox County Elder Watch, Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Better Business Bureau, Adult Protective Services, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, SCAN and AARP.

■ Halls High School Class of 1965 will hold a reunion July 28 at Beaver Brook Country Club. Any class is welcome. Info/reservations: George VanDeGriff, 922-8345 or 278-6724.


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best meal we had in Mexico. Our favorite beach-side restaurant had swings for barstools and tree houses with close-up views of the coconut trees. We rented a golf cart on the last day so we could spend more time snorkeling and less time walking. We let our 14-year-old and 9-year-old have turns at driving. Each of these things was ridiculously exciting, and I’ll remember them for the rest of my life. But the biggest adventure of all was spending an entire week connecting with my kids. It was too expensive for them to send text messages, so they left cell phones at home, and our television had few English channels. They were stuck with us, and they didn’t seem to mind. I know it will be stressful when I open next month’s Visa bill, but I won’t regret it. The trip was worth more than a lifetime of manicures.

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Where’s the mulch fire report? Based on information provided by Angela Starke, Rogero media spokesperson, it was reported here that the mulch fire report being compiled by Deputy Mayor Eddie Mannis would be issued on Tuesday, June 5. No longer is that an operative statement. When I inquired, I got an email from Starke saying “Due to the Memorial Day holiday and a few preplanned days off for David Brace (service director), the mulch fire review is still underway. A final draft is forthcoming. I do not have a definitive date.” When asked for a rough idea when the report would be completed or if that date was “indefinite,” Starke responded, “I cannot give you a date, but it would be inaccurate to say it is ‘indefinite.’ Clearly, it is underway and is forthcoming.” It is unfortunate that no approximate dates can be offered as to when this report will become public. Two weeks ago June 5 was named. But for this writer’s inquiry, the delay might not have been announced. The mulch fire resulted in a major fish kill on Third Creek and significant multiple costs to the taxpayers, various health issues, strains on the Fire Department and inconvenience. The Mayor held a special news conference on-site, pledging a full report. No doubt the report will be ultimately released and, hopefully, it will be soon as there is strong interest. The report must be specific and detailed. It needs to spell out clearly what happened and who is at fault. This report will be carefully read and taxpayers will expect it to provide substantive answers. ■ Metro Pulse’s May 31 cover has a tribute to Knoxville’s founding 226 years ago, but the city’s incorporation was Oct. 3, 1791. Not sure how Metro Pulse added 5 years to the city’s age. However, we all know that Knoxville’s Bicentennial celebration led by Sue Clancy and Roseanne Wolf was held throughout 1991. ■ The Tennessee Municipal League which Knoxville supports financially has been here this past weekend and today. The board directors’ dinner was held at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. This location defies conven-

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tional wisdom that municipal finances are weak as it is one of the most expensive dining spots in town. But it has excellent food and is on our waterfront. However, the TML bond pool is flush with cash and no doubt paid the tab. ■ It’s surprising that the city did not showcase Knoxville’s major attractions instead of the Convention Center being the focus of virtually all meetings. While the Convention Center is an excellent site, it is not unique to Knoxville. Memphis has staged events for TML at its zoo while Chattanooga has held events along its waterfront. Knoxville missed a chance to have mayors and council members from across the state visit our Zoo, Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville Botanical Gardens, Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre, Knoxville Museum of Art, Market Square, Blount Mansion, or East Tennessee History Center to name several places where an opening reception, a dinner or a luncheon could have been held. ■ Williams Creek Golf Course is the site for a press conference at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, with the Tennessee Clean Water Network announcing the acquisition of several properties it will give to the city. The public is invited. ■ When city council voted May 29 on the TVA parking garage for which $2.6 million in city funds are being spent, the memorandum of understanding was not given to council members until that morning by email. This delay made it difficult for council members and certainly the public to review the actual written document prior to the vote. Hopefully, sending critical documents like this to council literally hours prior to the vote will not become a pattern. Preparation for the council agenda is done by the city Law Department with assistance from impacted departments.

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Gearing up for battle Democratic legislative candidates have an uphill climb most anywhere in Tennessee, but the legislative candidates who visited the 4th District Democrats in May showed no signs of backing down. State Senate candidate Evelyn Gill will face wellconnected, well-financed, first-term Republican Becky Duncan Massey in the General Election, but was particularly feisty: “Nobody would know who (my opponent) is if she didn’t use the name Duncan. I grew up in Mississippi and my grandmother carried a large handbag,” she said, picking up a large bag. “These are pocketbook issues. I’m ready for the challenge.” When asked if she thinks she has a chance, Gill, a teacher, took a poke at Massey, specifically, and Republicans, generally: “It’s time to turn the

County Mayor Tim Burchett flexed his self-professed muscle and did everything but thump his chest and let out a Tarzan yell at last week’s meeting of the Council of West Knox County Homeowners.

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Burchett took the opportunity to gloat about the passage of his 2013 budget by County Commission without the inclusion of an additional $35 million requested by the school board. He called the vote “a victory for the taxpayers,” adding, “The teachers’ union didn’t support it because they knew

■ “What’s Tim’s end game? Scorched earth?” asked one former county officeholder, while another said, “I think he just doesn’t like government.” ■ Like a guy learning a new word a day, Burchett dropped two interesting big ones during the budget debate.

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make mortgage payments or buy groceries. We need legislators who will stand up for working families, not give them a pittance that saves a family $20 a year.” Jerome Miller, a mechanical engineer, is full of ideas for improving economic development in District 14 (deep West Knox County), which he acknowledged as a tough place for a Democrat. He would like to see a tech corridor located closer to Knoxville to bring in jobs for young people like his son, a recent UT graduate who is working part time, living at home “and trying to make it. … We need to bring in more jobs and better that job market.” He said his major interest is in the environment, which he defines broadly. “Not just air and water – the environment of our community. How can we have safer schools, streets, job markets?”

Former Vol great Anthony Hancock will challenge incumbent Republican Steve Hall in District 18. He teaches special education at Bearden Middle School and says his varied background will serve him well in Nashville. He is proud of his University of Tennessee ties and said he’s recruiting “… a different set of teammates. Tennessee Volunteers serve humanity.” And finally, there was Shelley Breeding, who is battling through the court system to get on the ballot. She is running in the newly-created District 89, and ran into a roadblock because she pays Anderson County property taxes (the county line runs through her yard). “I come from a teacher’s family and I want to stand up for education. … I’m a coal miner’s daughter and against mountaintop removal.” “Her opponent is the election commission,” a wag in the back of the room said.

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■ “I don’t mean to sound petulant,” he told County Commission while opposing Mike Hammond’s compromise for schools. What else but petulant (impatient or irritable, esp. over a petty annoyance; peevish) is a mayor who threatens a veto if

changes are made when first presenting the budget? ■ “That’s disingenuous (lacking in candor, giving a false appearance of simple frankness),” he said while referring to the school board’s budget as $35 million for iPads. Huh?

■ Tim Burchett stopped a property tax increase for schools, this year at least, by demagoguing the superintendent’s proposal. That was his only victory. ■ So here’s a final item for the word list: Pyrrhic.

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As warm as summer sunshine …

When Ava Barber’s “Bucket to the South” came blaring out of my CD player last Thursday morning, I knew I was in for a treat. The former “Lawrence Welk Show” star, billed as “Hollywood’s Country Sweetheart,” sure has earned that moniker. And, yep, she can still warm the heart. Driving down the road a few weeks ago, I heard Ava’s radio show on WKVLAM 850 (it airs at noon Mondays). I perked up when she started talking about her new CD. It contains “Bucket to the South,” her Billboard hit song, as well as 20 new recordings “from the vaults.” Boy, howdy. Now, this is good stuff. Once upon a time, we used to live down the street from Ava and her husband, Roger Sullivan. I never worked up the nerve to knock on the door, but I remember seeing her bus parked on the street. And, of course, I saw her on TV every Saturday night. (Yep, I still record or watch

“The Lawrence Welk Show” every week. I like the big band sound, but I love Ava Barber.) A Central High School graduate, Ava started singing professionally at age 10. She auditioned for Mr. Welk in a tent on a Nashville golf course and made her first appearance on his popular show in February 1974. She was hired on the spot and stayed until the show ceased production in 1982. Along the way, she appeared on “Nashville Now,” “Music City Tonight,” “Crook and Chase” and for a while in the mid-1990s operated a theater in Pigeon Forge with fellow “Welk” costar Dick Dale. These days, Ava runs Steamboat deli in Powell and still tours with “The Live Lawrence Welk Show.” In addition to the beautifully infectious “Bucket to the South,” the CD also features a smooth cover of Ray Price’s “Heartaches by the Number,” as well as a tear-jerking medley of “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” and “Remember Me.” A special treat is a song I first heard Elvis Presley sing, “When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again,” as well as a



■ Living Light, UTK’s functioning solarpowered house, is one of 17 projects chosen to represent the nation’s land-grant universities at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. The festival will run June 27 to July 1 and July 4-8 in Washington, D.C.

■ Captain W.Y.C. Hannum Chapter #1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy, will have their final meeting of the year 6 p.m.

Ava Barber CD features hits, lost classics By Jake Mabe

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Ava Barber performs at the Central High School Wall of Fame Breakfast in this file photo by S. Clark. cover of the Forester Sisters’ “Lying in his Arms Again.” What I’ve always loved about Ava Barber is that her voice is as warm as summer sunshine. It shines through here on track after track, be it a ballad or a toe-tapping tune. Listening to her sing makes me think of a simpler time, now gone with the wind, back when we only had three channels, a TV was a big wooden piece of furniture, and your grandmother hung the wash out to dry on a clothesline. If you know what I’m talkin’ about, or if you, too, love to hear Hollywood’s Country Sweetheart, go get this CD. It will make your day, y’all. Info: email avarog@live. com, visit www.avabarber. com or visit Ava Barber’s page on Facebook.

Saturday, June 23, at Green Meadow Country Club in Alcoa. Newly elected officers will be announced for the 2012-2014 term. Special guest

Tennessee’s football opener, the critical clash with North Carolina State, is 12 weeks away. That seems a safe distance to risk a simple comparison. Tennessee, as you know, is coming off a 5-7 season made worse by an embarrassing loss at Kentucky. North Carolina State, 8-5, supposedly has momentum and confidence and optimism, as in “maybe 10 victories this season.” It is painful to compare the conclusions of the 2011 campaign. The Vols were awful. The Wolfpack was awful for one half and four additional minutes. It trailed Maryland by 27 early in the third quarter. After that, the Wolfpack scored 42 consecutive points in the greatest comeback in school history. After that, it went to the Belk Bowl and knocked off Louisville. In a simple comparison, it will be Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray and impressive wide receivers versus a seasoned secondary featuring cornerback David Amerson, the only All-American expected on the field at the Georgia Dome on the last Friday evening in August. Amerson led the NCAA and set an Atlantic Coast

Brenda Hall McDonald of the Remembrance of 150 Year Committee will bring the Division Sesquicentennial Quilt to display. Everyone is invited. Dinner is $20. RSVP by Saturday, June 16. Info: Elaine Clonts Russell, 980-6346, or

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Conference record with 13 interceptions last year. This game, in a simple comparison, matches the coaching wits and wisdom of Derek Dooley against Tom O’Brien. Matt Hayes, expert at ranking coaches, says O’Brien is No. 8 among a dozen in the ACC. Dooley is 14th, dead last, in the Southeastern Conference. I read it in The Sporting News. Dooley receives more pay but is said to be on the hot seat. O’Brien has survived criticism. Their backgrounds are different. Dooley, 44, is an SEC blueblood, youngest son of Hall of Fame coach Vince (and Barbara) Dooley. He is a Virginia grad with a law degree from Georgia and two years as a practicing attorney. He is married to Dr. Allison Jeffers Dooley. They have three children. Derek was a Nick Saban assistant at LSU and with the Miami Dolphins. As

Debra Wilson, 856-9300. ■ The Knoxville Civil War Roundtable will host Kent Cave, former chief ranger of the Fort Pulaski National Monument, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Bearden Banquet

head coach at Louisiana Tech for three seasons, he was 17-20. As head coach at Tennessee for two seasons, he is 11-14. His UT record against SEC foes is a not-so-good 4-12. O’Brien, 63, born in Cincinnati, was a threeyear defensive end at the U.S. Naval Academy. He did nine years as a Marine and finished as a major. He is married to Jennifer Byrd, a director with Rostro de Cristo, an organization that aids Ecuador. One of their sons did a one-year mission there. After his time in the military, Tom O’Brien coached under George Welsh for 15 years at Navy and Virginia. He was offensive coordinator when Dooley was a senior wide receiver for the Cavaliers. O’Brien was head coach at Boston College for 10 seasons (75-45). This is his sixth season at North Carolina State (33-30, 18-22 against ACC foes). His combined bowl record is 8-2. Dooley has the power T, Neyland maxims and Vol for Life principles as props. O’Brien has a Ronald Reagan quote on a plaque behind his desk: “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. Marines don’t have that problem.” Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is westwest6@netzero. com.

Hall. Cave will discuss “The Siege of Fort Pulaski and the End of Masonry Fortifications.” Everyone is invited. Admission is $5, or come for dinner at 7 p.m. for $17. RSVP by 11 a.m. Monday, June 11, at 671-9001.

■ The College of Architecture and Design will host “Design Matters,” an overnight summer camp for high school students, July 8-13. The camp will give students an understanding of how design impacts invention and human experience. Students will also build a portfolio documenting their work to use as a resource for future college applications. Info: http://www.arch.utk. edu. ■ Jamie Stapleton, a sixthgrade teacher at Whittle Springs Middle School in Knox County, is the 2012 recipient of the Stapleton Marian E. Oates Teacher Enrichment Award from UT. Stapleton will spend the summer collaborating with professor Mike McKinney, director of environmental studies in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, studying the mechanics of composting and recycling. ■ The UT Police Department (UTPD) has partnered with BAIR Analytics Inc. to provide RAIDS Online, http://www.raidsonline. com, an online, public crime mapping system. The partnership will help keep university community members informed about crime that occurs on campus and in the area using a map and crime analysis data. To view the UT campus on RAIDS Online: http://tiny.utk. edu/RAIDS. ■ The UT Center for Native Grasslands Management is hosting a Twilight Forage Tour for Native Grasses on June 21 at UT East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center’s Blount Unit, located at 4341 UT Farm Road, in Louisville, Tenn. There is no cost for the tour, but you must register by June 18 to attend. To register: http://, click on the link for “Forage Tours” or call 974-7201.

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Giants of their profession HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin

Family designed some of Knoxville’s best-known buildings Ah, to build, to build! That is the noblest art of all the arts. Painting and sculpture are but images, are merely shadows cast by outward things on stone or canvas, having in themselves no separate existence. Architecture, existing in itself, and not in seeming a something it is not, surpasses them as substance (surpasses) shadow. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Of course, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had not seen Monet’s “The Garden at Giverny� (1899), for instance, and may have failed to recognize that there is beauty in the other noble arts. However, anyone who studies the architecture of several generations of Baumanns would recognize that they stood among the giants of their profession. William Baumann, the father of Joseph Baumann and Albert Baumann Sr., was born in Bavaria but immigrated to America in the 1830s. He found work as a ship designer and builder in Savannah, Ga. In 1837, he married another German immigrant, Catherine Schneider. By the 1840s, the family had moved to East Tennessee, finally settling in Knoxville in 1855, where William found work as a carpenter and house builder. William’s second son, Joseph Francis Baumann, was born on Jan. 16, 1844, and the youngest of their children, Albert Benjamin Baumann, was born on Aug. 30, 1861. Joseph worked in the carpentry trade alongside his father but he began listing himself as an architect by 1872. He designed two significant structures in that year: rail-


road mogul and financier Charles McClung McGhee’s elegant house on Locust Street (the present-day Masonic Lodge) and Staub’s Theatre on Gay Street, the city’s first opera house. He designed the Odd Fellows Hall on Market Square in 1875, which also served as Peter Kern’s Confectionery and later housed the Hotel St. Oliver. The Third Presbyterian Church, his home church, followed in 1877, then the Hattie House Hotel in 1879. After he built mansions for C.J. McClung and James D. Cowan, his crowning achievement, the Church of the Immaculate Conception, was built in 1886. Albert B. Baumann originally joined his brother Joseph in 1882 in drafting but was promoted to a full partner in 1887. The firm began operating as Baumann Brothers. Early work included several large warehouses with ornamental fronts on Jackson Avenue, Col. J.C. Woodward’s elaborate Park Place on North Broadway (1890), J.E. Lutz’s Westwood mansion on Kingston Pike (1890) and the campus buildings for Holbrook Normal College in Fountain City (1894). The renovated and expanded Market House, a one-story shedlike structure, was one of Joseph Baumann’s projects. Then the brothers designed an imposing twostory replacement and completed it in 1897. They built the Monroe County courthouse in Madisonville (1897), the Blount County courthouse in Maryville (1906) and the Washington County courthouse in Jonesborough (1912). When Joseph left the firm in 1913, retired in 1916 and passed away on April 20, 1920, Albert continued as its sole architect for several years. He received commissions for the expansion of

The Albert Baumann home at 840 N. Fourth Ave. was pictured in the landmark book “Art Work of Knoxville� (1895), which featured early Knoxville homes and scenic views of the area. Knoxville High School, which had been his original design in 1910. Albert’s son, Albert “A.B.� Baumann Jr., was born in Knoxville on Jan. 20, 1897. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology and then enrolled for advanced studies in architecture at the University of Pennsylvania under the renowned French-born Paul Cret, who is given credit for the influential Beaux-Arts style of architecture. Charles I. Barber and Benjamin McMurry, two other Knoxville architects, also trained under Cret. When A.B. joined the firm in 1922, the firm became known as Baumann and Baumann. One of the firm’s largest projects was the 17-story Andrew Johnson Hotel (1930), which would remain Knoxville’s tallest building for several decades. They also built the elegant neoclassical U.S. Post Office on Main Street based on Cret’s concepts. The firm became prominent as architects for a number of school buildings: Park Junior High (1927); Tyson Junior High (1936); Central High School (1931), now Gresham Middle School; and Fountain City Elementary School (1931). All four of those structures are still standing and highly functional, the latter two still as schools. More than 300 local residential structures are a credit to the Baumanns’ expertise, including the homes of these prominent Knox


County families who have not been named previously: A.J. Albers, George Andes, Max Arnstein, Peter Blow, Daniel Briscoe, George Camp, William Caswell, John Chapman, J.J. Craig, Asa Hazen, S.G. Heiskell, G.E. Helm, W.K. McClure, J.T. McTeer, Benjamin Morton, W.C. Ross, Hugh W. Sanford, C.D. Schmitt and Col. R.R. Swepson. From Richardson Romanesque, to Victorian-style Queen Anne to the less ornate Colonial Revivalstyle to city houses, cottages and “working-folk� homes, the Baumanns’ influence on Knoxville’s residential beauty and usefulness is immeasurable. Their Cherokee Country Club (1928) is a model of grace and utility. After distinguished careers of 60 and 30 years respectively, Albert Baumann Sr. died on Nov. 22, 1942, at 81 years of age, and Albert Jr. died on Sept. 19, 1952, at age 55 when he experienced a heart attack. Both are buried in Highland Memorial Cemetery. The Baumann legacy remains in the several hundred structures they left behind, including more than a dozen listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Their most recent to be listed was the Minvilla, originally built in 1913, restored for a second time and listed on the NRHP in 2010. A.B. Baumann Jr. married Lucy Woodruff, the daughter of prominent Knoxville merchant William

Albert B. Baumann (1861-1942). Albert Baumann Sr., his brother Joseph and his son A.B. Jr. were major contributors to the architectural beauty of East Tennessee. Photos courtesy C.M. McClung Historical Collection

Wallace Woodruff Jr., on March 18, 1924, in a wedding that was the highlight of the social season. They were parents of three children: Wallace Woodruff Baumann, Ethel (Mrs. William C.) Skaggs and Lucy (Mrs. Charles R.) Zemp. Wallace W. Baumann (19252009), longtime president of the W.W. Woodruff Hardware and Furniture Co. on Gay Street, became a nationally-known theatre historian. His knowledge of its architectural history was a major influence on the careful restoration of the Tennessee Theatre to its original grandeur in 2001. He personally financed the very significant expense for the restoration of the theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, although that fact was not known until after his death. We can thank the Baumann family for their contribution to both the form and the function of much of our local architecture.

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At the edge of eternity Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; Let the sea resound, and all that is in it. … (Psalm 96:11 NIV) The people along the sand All turn and look one way. They turn their back on the land. They look at the sea all day. They cannot look out far. They cannot look in deep. But when was that ever a bar To any watch they keep? (“Neither Out Far nor In Deep,” Robert Frost)

Every time I stand beside the ocean, the title, at least, of this poem runs through my mind. And every time that happens I promise myself that as soon as I get home, I am going to sit down and memorize it. All of it, including the two stanzas I have omitted here. Frost is one of my favorite poets. I remember so clearly the cold January morning in 1963, when I heard on the radio that he had died. I was dressed for school, and as I walked through the den toward the kitchen for breakfast, I heard the newscaster reading Frost’s famous words: “The woods are lovely dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep,

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CROSS CURRENTS And miles to go before I sleep.” I knew what had happened, even before the newscaster announced it. By then, I was familiar enough with death – my father in 1959, my grandfather in 1960 – that I recognized a eulogy when I heard it. Frost’s own life was filled with sadness. His three older children had demons of one kind or another: one moved from job to job, un-

able to settle down; the next was oversensitive and given to hysterical tirades, his only son struggled to be a poet like his father. The youngest daughter – the happy one – died of childbed fever. Not long after, the son committed suicide, and following that the poet’s wife Elinor died, of sorrow, some thought. It is that history that makes me wonder about his poem “Neither Out Far nor In Deep.” I suspect that he is not speaking literally of the sea at all: this entire poem is a metaphor for life. I believe, and am convinced of it again every time I stand beside the ocean, that the shore is as close to eternity as we get this side of Jordan. The eternal restlessness of the water, the rhythm of the crashing waves, the endless ebb and flow of the tides are the very pulse of life. However, as we look at our lives, we cannot fathom the meaning of all of it. We cannot understand what is hidden from us, what lies beneath, what lies beyond the wide, arcing horizon. We cannot, or will not, plumb the depths of what we hide from ourselves or others. But the “watch they keep,” our attempt to understand, the desire to know the unknowable, is an inherent and lovely part of the human experience.

Two dragon boats run a tight race during the Dragon Boat Festival last year at The Cove at Concord Park. Photo submitted

Dragon boats race to fight hunger By Ruth White More than 50 teams from as close as Knoxville and as far as Ohio will hit the water Saturday, June 23, for the 10th annual KARM Dragon Boat Festival at The Cove in Concord Park. Each 46-foot dragon boat consists of a team with 20 paddlers, a drummer and steerer, and the team will race 250 meters, giving everything they have for a minute and a half. Dragon boat racing is the ultimate team building sport because synchronicity and finesse more than power are keys to success. “One of

the teams coming from out of town is made of cancer survivors who want to give back. One of the paddlers is a 75-year-old survivor and she proves that anyone can do it,” said organizer Penny Behling. The festival brings excitement, friendly competition and community spirit as teams decorate tents, wear dragon apparel and cheer throughout the day. Spectators can watch the event for free and kids’ activities will be available. Food will be sold on-site from KARMS Abundant Life Kitchen.

The day will kick off at 8 a.m. with announcements and a brief history of dragon boat racing, and the first round of races will begin at 8:30. Around 11 a.m. will be a 100-meter fundraising race, drummer’s parade, lion dance and lunch break before race two begins at noon. The third and final race will begin at 2:45 p.m. and awards will be presented close to 3:30. The goal is to raise $187,000 to provide 100,000 meals this year. Donations may be made online at www.

WORSHIP NOTES July 4th events ■ Grace Baptist Church, 7171 Oak Ridge Highway, will host its annual “Grace American Cookout” 6 p.m. Sunday, July 1, with fireworks to follow. Guest speaker and nationally recognized war hero Clebe McClary will speak at the church that morning at 8:45 and 10:30. Everyone is invited. Info:

Community Services ■ Concord United Methodist Church’s Caregiver Support Group, affiliated with Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc., meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. each first Tuesday in Room 226 at the church, 11020 Roane Drive. Anyone in the community who gives care to an elderly individual is invited. Refreshments will be served. Info: 675-2835.

Fundraisers and sales ■ Central Baptist Church of Bearden’s Son Light Puppeteers will have a yard sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at 6901 Dean Hill Drive, to support their July mission trip to Guatemala.

Rec programs ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, holds a beginner yoga class Mondays from 6-7 p.m. upstairs in the family life center. Cost is $10 per class or $40 for five classes. Bring a mat, towel and water. Info: Dena Bower, 567-7615 or email ■ Beaver Ridge UMC will hold Open Gym Night each Wednesday during summer from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Everyone is invited. Elementaryage children must have a

guardian accompany them. Info: randycreswell@yahoo. com or 690-1060. ■ Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive, has started Young Adult Professionals for anyone age 22-35 who wants to network with other young business professionals in the West Knoxville area. Seasoned professionals will discuss their experiences and how to live out your faith while growing into your profession. Info: email Glenna Manning, gmanning@, or Kelsey Feldman, kelsing01@comcast. net.

‘Adopted for life’ Sharps adopt child from China By Jake Mabe The orphaned child who became a number now has a name. And a loving home. Two years ago this August, Danny and Bethany Sharp read two books, independent of one another, that would forever change their lives. One was “Radical” by David Platt. The other was “Adopted for Life” by Dr. Russell Moore. (Remember the title of that second book.) “And we came to the realization,” Danny says, “that God wanted us to expand our family through adoption. We were both on the same page about it. We had talked about it before, after (son) Will was born, but it wasn’t the time to do it.” Danny is a teacher at Central High and is a Halls High graduate. Bethany, a former teacher, is a stay-athome mom. The couple went to an informational meeting A group including through Bethany Christian Hannah, Will and Services. And thus began Holly Sharp wait the two-year journey that at McGhee-Tyson brought Sam Sharp from Airport on May 17 China to his new home in to welcome their East Knox County on May 17. parents and their It involved prayer, papernew brother home. work, prayer, adoption fees, prayer, background checks, prayer, a home inspection and more prayer. By January 2011, the Sharps thought they would most likely be adopting a child from Ethiopia. “At the time, it was the quickest of the countries (from which to adopt), but The Sharps had brought while we felt led to adopt, we Sam a Smokey dog to play were not convinced (about) a with and spent some time specific place.” Bethany says the process getting to know him that first entailed more paperwork day. “He was ours from then and preparing a dossier to send to the host country on.” Sam had been diagnosed Sam Sharp with his dad, from which one is adopting with cerebral palsy by Chi- Danny. Photos submitted a child. By June 2011, they were ready. Ethiopia it was. nese doctors, but once the Sharps returned to the UnitNope. “We received an email ed States, doctors here told our kids. He’s warming up to that a group of children from them Sam is probably just different people and working China who either had what malnourished and has weak up to bonding with them and that’s been much easier than had been diagnosed as hav- muscle tone. we’d prepared ourselves for.” “We knew going over there ing cerebral palsy or a heart “That’s been an answer to condition were adoptable,” what his diagnosis was, but Bethany says. “We felt God there is no sign of cerebral a prayer,” Danny says. “We’d prepared to hunker down was calling us more in that palsy.” here at home all summer.” The adoption was fi naldirection.” “The best part,” Bethany “They don’t have a name,” ized at the U.S. consulate in says, “other than getting Danny says, “but are as- Guangzhou. Sam, of course, is signed a number. seeing God’s faithfulAnd they tell you ness. When we were Read Bethany and Danny Sharp’s the children are short $2,000, God missing an appendentire story about adopting provided.” age or are blind, Sam at Bethany’s blog www. “We’re common etc. It is really a sad process.” people,” Danny says. “There’s nothing “Very impersonspecial about us. We al,” Bethany adds. felt a call and are Danny was in “They call you up like proof that if you listen, it’s Haiti on a mission trip. Bethany was in Memphis visiting you’re going to the DMV (De- going to be provided for you. her grandmother. They got partment of Motor Vehicles),” Money was never a worry Danny says. for me.” the word. The adopting parents “We just hope to be an “We raced around to fix encouragement for people our dossier to make sure the must take an oath. “And then they say, ‘Al- to adopt or to support othChina papers were in order. This was in September,” right, he’s yours.’ We got his ers who do it, whether that Danny says. “And we waited visa the next day and went means prayer or financial support or just sending a note for each paper’s clearance. home.” Waiting at McGhee-Tyson that says ‘We’re praying for It was an 18-month process Airport to welcome Sam you’,” Bethany says. from start to finish.” Danny says he and BethaThe Sharps arrived in Chi- home were his brother and na at the beginning of May. sisters: Will, 5; Hannah, 4; ny believe that as Christians, They flew to Henan Province and Holly, 2. “we are responsible for or“We had talked it up with phans as a whole. It’s a peron May 7 to get their son. “It’s absolutely nothing them a lot. We had been pray- fect picture of Christ’s adoplike you think,” Bethany ing for Sam as a family since tion of us. It’s neat to see it says. “You’re in this big last June. They (our children) come full circle.” room in which a lot of chil- were very involved.” Holding Sam in her arms, dren are crying.” When I spoke to the Bethany looked down at him Someone said “Daniel?” Sharps for this interview, and said, “He is loved.” Danny approached. Sam had been home one The orphaned child who The reply was “Yes, yours,” week. became a number is anonand then the person moved “He’s adjusted really well,” ymous no more. He has on to another couple waiting Bethany says. “He’s a great found his home, “Adopted to adopt another child. sleeper and eater and loves for Life.”


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Paideia Academy Field Day Paideia Academy’s annual Field Day was held on Thursday, May 17th on the athletic fields at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. The day consisted of student and teacher participation in a number of fitness stations and competitions. The activities allowed students to test their skills, celebrate fitness and teamwork, and have some fun outside of the classroom during the final week of school. Many parents and siblings came out to enjoy the festivities as well. Each year, this event is based on a different historical time period. This year’s theme was Greek Olympics. For the morning’s activities, teams were composed of students from all grade levels, with the older School of Rhetoric students serving as team leaders. Outfitted in togas, the students marched in an opening ceremony with their teams’ banners. “I love the morning segment where teams are mixed grade levels,” said field day organizer Christie Bethel. “This gives the older students an opportunity to come alongside and help the younger ones. And the younger kids get to know some of the kids they look up to. It fosters a real sense of community among the different ages.” Each mixed team competed in a variety of relay games, such as the Armor Stade game, where a student would quickly put on an “armor” breastplate, helmet, sword, and shield, race down the “stadium” and back, take off the armor and pass it to the next student. Other events included an Olympic Torch relay, Horse Riding (on a stick horse), Chariot Pulls,

and Greek gods & goddesses Teacher Dress-up. The Yellow Team achieved the best overall team performance and was crowned with laurel wreaths. The second half of the day, students were grouped with their classmates by grade. The kids had the opportunity to throw a javelin, an Olympic-size discus, and do the broad jump – just like the Greeks would have done in the Ancient Olympic Pentathlon. There was also an obstacle course (The Gaunt-

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Grant Crenshaw, Isaac McLemore, Salem Spicka, Gracie Gray, Brooke McConnell, Mitchell Clapp, Samuel Sadler, Jonathan Meystrik, Clayton Raines let) for them to run, which included a climbing wall, a weighted sled to pull, and water balloons to avoid. Gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded to each class after each afternoon event. Several students were very heavily decorated by the end of the day! The competition culminated in the year’s final Hall Challenge for the School of Rhetoric students. Nicene Hall won the day,

as well as the Hall Challenge Cup for the 2011-12 school year. Nicene Hall members are: Ella Morin, Kimberly Tanner, Izzy Wagner, Hannah Warrick, Caleb Bethel, Cory Hale, Bryce Kenny, Matthew Menard, John Sadler, Mr. Ryan Garner (Dean), Mr. Mark Baker (Fellow), & Mrs. Cathy Tanner (Fellow). After Field Day had concluded, members of the defeated Apostles Hall were on hand to scoop Italian ice at Rita’s on Market Square.

Field Day 2012 organizers were: Steve & Christie Bethel, Keith & Kala Gray, and Tim & Wendy McConnell.

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If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? “I would like to be more organized, but that is probably never going to happen.”

What is your passion? “I have lots of passions. My family, friendships, teaching, horses, music, travel, cultures. The list goes on and on. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time.”

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? “My father. I miss him and would love to ask him all the questions that I didn’t think to ask before he passed. I wish I could share with him my trip to Greece and Turkey last summer. I felt his presence while I was there, but it isn’t the same as a real conversation.”

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I always feel a little guilty when someone suggests a Coffee Break candidate who is a good friend of mine. My “friends” Coffee Break test has two parts: 1 – If I didn’t know this person, would he/she qualify? And 2 – If I knew this person and didn’t like him/her, would he/she qualify? A “yes” to either makes me feel less guilty about friends for Coffee Break. This week with Amy Balitsaris Melendy, I am completely guilt free. Amy qualifies on so many levels that being my good friend – and family beach trip companion for many years – is insignificant. A Farragut resident with husband David, Amy grew up in Knoxville and is the daughter of Judge George and Julianne “Anne” Balitsaris. The judge passed away last year, but Anne (also known as Gigi) is still keeping things hopping in Farragut. Amy is a 30-years-plus teacher with Knox County Schools and has taught social studies to practically everyone in the Cedar Bluff Middle School district. She and David have two sons, David Jr. and Justin. David and wife Diana have given Amy another title as she is Mimi to two grandsons, Julian and Bennett. She is also quite fond of her horse, Chance, except when she is chasing him. Amy’s adventures have included educational trips to Korea and a Fulbright excursion last year to Turkey and Greece. Her circle of friends is now worldwide. Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Amy Balitsaris Melendy:

What is your favorite quote from a television show or movie? “From the movie ‘Buck,’ about Buck Brannaman, the horse trainer: ‘Your horse is a mirror to your soul. Sometimes you might not like what you see … sometimes you will.’ I find this to be really true of my horse, Chance, and me. I believe this is true of people, too.”

What are you guilty of? “Eating way too much chocolate from my assistant principal’s candy basket in the office at Cedar Bluff Middle School.”

What is your favorite material possession? “My great-grandmother’s diamond ring. It has many memories of the strong women in my family who have worn it.”

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why? “Two very strong women really impacted my life in elementary school, high school and on into college. Corine Rhodes, my strings teacher, mentor and friend for many years, and Barbara Gilbreath, my music teacher and family friend. Both were strong female role models for me back in the ’70s. They came through for me in many ways.”

What is the best present you ever received in a box?

What are you reading currently? “I don’t read much during the school year because of the lack of time, but I did manage to read ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I also read ‘The Forty Rules of Love’ by Elif Shafak, a recommendation as a result of my trip to Turkey. It was a wonderful read. I have ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’ by Arthur Golden and ‘Crescent Dawn’ by Clive Cussler waiting for me to begin this summer.”

What was your most embarrassing moment? “I have had a lot of these, most of them forgotten because they were either too painful or too incriminating to remember. One ‘fun’ moment was at the Buck Brannaman Horsemanship Clinic in Lexington, Ky. Buck spotted me telling a fellow rider how to get their horse to back up. Evidently, I was not telling them correctly and was told so numerous times by Buck over a loudspeaker. I finally had to say loudly, ‘Point taken, Buck,’ to get him to stop. It was really funny.”

What are the top three things on your bucket list? “I’m really lucky to have had opportunities to do many wonderful things in my life. Travel is my favorite thing. My current list (and it continues to change) is: A trip to Italy and a Mediterranean cruise; go to San Francisco; and a visit to Gythion, Greece, my grandfather’s home place.”

What is one word others often use to describe you and why? “ ‘Funny,’ because I have a good sense of humor and try not to take life or myself too seriously.”

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“Not in a box, but a case. It was my first classical violin that my parents purchased for me when I was a freshman in high school. My teacher, Peter Horodysky, helped me pick it out.”

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? “Honesty is the best policy. It has worked well for me.”

What is your social media of choice? “I love Facebook. I have been able to connect with people I would never see or hear from otherwise.”

What is the worst job you have ever had? “The worst job ever was at the S&S cafeteria in the 1970s, carrying trays of food to peoples’ tables. The usual tip was a dime, or, if lucky, a quarter. Big spenders would give me a dollar. That job didn’t last very long.”

What irritates you? “It really irritates me when people won’t or don’t take responsibility for their actions and look for someone or something to blame.”

What’s one place in Farragut everyone should visit? “Aubrey’s? Farragut has many wonderful things to offer: parks, shopping, restaurants and the Folklife Museum.”

What is your greatest fear? “My greatest fear is that I will forget something really important.”

If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be? “Buy a new house and leave the junk behind in this one.” It can be your neighbor, club leader, bridge partner, boss, father, teacher – anyone you think would be interesting to Farragut Shopper-News readers. Email suggestions to Sherri Gardner Howell, Include contact info if you can.


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Found art By Cindy Taylor Marty McConnaughey has been painting with oils and pastels for 15 years and has become a well-known artist in Union County. She has now taken her flair for the unusual to a higher level and is ecstatic with her discovery.

DOWN-home UPdate Found items such as dried gourds, pine needles, driftwood and shed deer horns paved the way for a new form of art. Not one to be content with stagnation in any one medium, McConnaughey has already evolved the new pieces to include wood burning, carving and turquoise. And she has only been pursuing this art since last fall. “I started this when my brother called and asked if I wanted some gourds,” said McConnaughey. “Then my sister called and wondered if I could do anything with an overabundance of pine needles on her property.” And suddenly gourd art was born through the

mind of McConnaughey. “You know God just works that way,” she said. “He dropped it in my lap and I’m going for it. I already have so many patterns in my mind that I want to transfer to gourds.” McConnaughey works on about five gourds at one time. The art has a Southwest flair which is rare to find outside of that area of the country, other than in places such as Cherokee, N.C. McConnaughey has no Indian blood but husband Jim’s grandmother was a full-blooded Blackfoot Indian. That makes Jim a true lover of McConnaughey’s new art. McConnaughey begins the process with dried pine needles she keeps frozen for pliability. A dried gourd is cut and cleaned before being painted on the inside and stained on the outside. McConnaughey dyes the needles, then weaves them to surround the opening of the gourd and adds driftwood, deer horn or turquoise to complete the project. Being a researcher at heart, McConnaughey found much of the information she uses online. She also learned about the hazards of this type of art from her research and recommends care to any who may want to experiment with

Marty McConnaughey sits in her studio in Sharps Chapel where she often turns a plain gourd into a piece of art. Photo by C. Taylor

gourds or wood burning. “I have to wear a mask when I work with the gourds because of the dangers of breathing mold,” said McConnaughey. “The smoke from wood burning can also be dangerous.” McConnaughey and her husband have a home on Norris Lake which lends itself to inspiration in the highest form. She is growing her own gourds for the first time and considers her studio to be her whole house, including the porches and dock. She has even worked from a boat. “I don’t recommend that venue since I lost a favorite tool overboard,” said McConnaughey.

Marty McConnaughey demonstrates her technique for attaching pine needles to a gourd.

News from Office of Register of Deeds

Kerr competes at May is busiest month Visa Championships in two years By Sherry Witt

For the third consecutive month, local real estate sales showed some genuine signs of recovery. For the month ending on Witt Thursday, May 31, there were 848 transfers of property registered in Knox County. That is 100 more than those recorded in April and the largest number of property transfers in a month since June 2010. The total value of all the property transferred in May was just under $176 million – nearly $40 million ahead of April’s pace. By comparison, in May of 2011 about $131 million worth of land was sold in the county. On the lending side, the numbers ticked up slightly as well. There was $294.4 million loaned against property in May, compared to $287 million in April. This was still well ahead of last year’s lending activity. In May 2011, just $180 million

was borrowed against land in Knox County. The largest property transfer of the month was a Receiver’s Deed involving the closure of Bank East. The Bank East property was sold to U.S. Bank for $10.74 million. Another noteworthy sale was for commercial property at 7041 Kingston Pike, which was deeded to Grace Ridge of High Point LLC for a sales price of $3,075,000. May’s biggest mortgage transaction involved financing of land on Executive Park Drive. Countryside Partnership took out the loan in the amount of $15.2 million. As we approach the halfway point of 2012, it is becoming clear that real estate sales in Knox County are outperforming those of the past couple of years. During the first five months of 2012, there have been approximately 3,268 parcels transferred, compared to roughly 2,977 last year. The total value of property sold in 2012 is also outpacing 2011 by some $26 million. Sherry Witt is Register of Deeds for Knox County. Info: 215-2330.

By Ruth White Ryan Kerr has been interested in gymnastics since he was 3 years old and recently traveled to St. Louis to participate in the Visa Championships, the Super Bowl of gymnastics competitions. Kerr is one of only four gymnasts from the region and one of 21 from the nation to qualify for the competition and the chance at earning a spot on the Junior Nationals team. Earning the opportunity to compete with the nation’s elite comes at a price and Kerr has spent at least four hours a day, five days a week to train with Phil Savage from Premier Athletics for the past four years. “Ryan is a unique individual and a natural born athlete,” said Savage. “He thrives in competition and takes no prisoners when

■ Randy Boyd, president and CEO of PetSafe, and wife Jenny have donated $1 million to the Foundation of Pellissippi State Community College toward the purchase of the college’s new Strawberry Plains Campus. The facility, located just off of I-40 and Strawberry Plains Pike, is set to begin offering classes this fall.

Premier Athletics gymnastics coach Phil Savage and Visa Championship qualifier Ryan Kerr in the gym. Photo by Ruth White athletes being their best,” said Kerr. In Savage’s 11 trips to the Visa Championships, Kerr is just the fifth male gymnast from the region to be selected to compete. From the 21 competitors, seven will be selected for the national team. When Kerr isn’t working hard in his classes at Catholic High School where he will be a senior this fall, he volunteers his time giving back to the community through Knoxville Area

Rescue Ministries, FISH food pantry, Knoxville Food Pantry, coaching a tee ball team, assisting in the development of a school in Mexico and coordinating donations and delivering school supplies to the needy. Not only an accomplished athlete and community member, Kerr is an honor student and a four-time USGA academic All-American for maintaining a 3.75 GPA or higher.

REUNIONS ■ Standard Knitting Mills reunion is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the John T. O’Connor Senior Center. Any employee or relative is welcome. Food donations are accepted; limited to finger foods. Info: 523-5463.

PELLISSIPPI NOTES ■ Nancy Pevey, an associate professor of Mathematics at Pellissippi, was recently recognized with the Teaching Excellence Nancy Pevey Award, presented by the Tennessee Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.

he is at an event.” His laidback training style may give some the impression that he is an average athlete, but once on the floor Kerr takes it up a notch and “gets it on” for top scores. “While most athletes give their best at practice and often hold back while on the floor, Ryan is calm under pressure and gives everything he has.” Kerr makes the trip from the Hardin Valley area to train with Savage, who was recently inducted into the Region 8 Gymnastics Hall of Fame and was the 2011 U.S. Junior National Team coach, because Savage is a “top notch coach.” “He is one of the most awarded coaches in the nation and part of that is because he knows how to communicate with gymnasts and wants his athletes to succeed. The workouts aren’t about him, but about the

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Fitzgerald property again draws fire at MPC By Sandra Clark Like a lightning rod thrust high in the night sky, the Northshore Drive property of Lylan Fitzgerald has again drawn fire at the Metropolitan Planning Commission. The MPC meets at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14. Expect fireworks as an entity called Independent Healthcare Properties asks MPC to rezone 2.3 acres to allow construction of an “assisted living facility” with up to three dwelling units per acre. Based on letters and emails to MPC, the neighbors are divided. The land is currently zoned for agricultural use. MPC staff is recommending the rezoning. Fitzgerald is the woman who disposed of the monument marking the birthplace of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut as she subdivided and developed the lakefront tract she inherited from her late husband. According to a story by Hugh G. Willett in the June 8 News Sentinel, Fitzgerald says she has grown tired of the county’s inability to negotiate the transfer of the monument. Mayor Tim Burchett has delegated the negotiations to Jon Griswold. Fitzgerald wants to donate the monument to either Knox County or the town of Farragut. She just wants it gone from her

property, which it currently is. The marker was placed in 1900 by the Bonny Kate Chapter of the DAR which claims ownership. Meanwhile, Fitzgerald’s Stony Point Farm lies close to the new Northshore Town Center. And everybody’s got an opinion on its future.

The sides Ernest W. Miller, a resident of Admiral’s Landing, favors the rezoning. He wrote to MPC: “... recommend (rezoning) only for a single story building (assisted living complex) and not commercial retail or a public apartment complex.” Miller said the new town center has added traffic to Northshore Drive “making our community very undesirable for future property owners ... as well as the residential areas nearby.” Also supporting the rezoning is Beverly Bowin, also of Admiral’s Landing. Calling the proposed assisted living facility “the lesser of two evils,” Bowin added that a development of single family homes at Stony Point would add “such undesirable things as swing sets, trampolines, boats, RVs, toys, teenagers, noise and other things associated with the development of homes.” Bowin said the new construction would be more at-

tractive than the weeds and industrial fencing currently on the site and “it would also remove the farm animal smell that often wafts into our streets from the goats now housed there.” Melissa Watkins, a resident of Northshore Landing, strongly opposes the rezoning. “To allow apartments or other multi-unit projects like assisted living is not consistent with the sector plan,” she wrote, “and it will harm the current nature of the area, which is single-family residential.” Karen Kimmet likewise opposes the rezoning. She opined that some commercial uses as well as apartments are allowed on property zoned PR including marinas, day care centers, churches and even landfills. Jerry Smith, also a resident of Northshore Landing, wrote to oppose the rezoning. Frank Cobb wrote to MPC, as did David Waddilove of Admiral’s Landing and Dr. T. Mark Warwick of Northshore Landing. Also on Thursday’s agenda is a request by Bojangles Restaurant Inc. to rezone land on the south side of Middlebrook Pike, northeast side of E. Weisgarber Road to C-3 (general commercial). Harry Wiersema has a use on review for a professional office on the south side of Smoky Trail, south of Shenandoah Drive.

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Greylan James (right) and Griffin Puett perform at The Tin Roof Rocky Hill. Photo by Jake Mabe

Greylan’s got it goin’ on Halls guy Gordy Noe called me around the first of May. The conversation went something like this: “What are you doing the night of May 25?” “Ah, I’m actually off that week, so not too much.” “Greylan James (Egan) is going to be playing at The Tin Roof at Rocky Hill. If you haven’t heard him in awhile, you need to come hear him.” I hadn’t, so I went. Let me tell you something right now: that boy can sing. He can pick. He can write. Hadn’t heard him since he was a young’un and he blew me away. Down at The Tin Roof, Greylan sang my kind of music: Cash and Dylan and Elvin Bishop. But, he has also become an accomplished songwriter, offers something for everybody and has a chance to do what few artists been able to do: bridge the gap between traditional and modern country music. His daddy, Jeff Egan, got Greylan to sing a song he’d written about my favorite singer, Elvis Aron Presley. I was all shook up in my blue suede shoes. Couldn’t believe it. Greylan said he wrote it in less than an hour.

Jake Mabe MY TWO CENTS It’s called “If I Was Elvis.” Look it up on YouTube. On April 29, Greylan received awards for Best Young Country Artist and Best Live Teen Recording at the first Indie Channel Music Awards in Hollywood. He played the Bluebird Café in Nashville last October and has been appearing around the country with Lewis Brice, the brother of country singer Lee Brice. Greylan’s goal is to be signed by a major label by late winter and have a single out by this time next year. And, of course, he wants to play at the Grand Ole Opry. No, not at that thing next to Opry Mills Mall. I mean the real one, the Ryman Auditorium. He was scheduled to play at CMA Fest (formerly Fan Fair), but Greylan had to be hospitalized last week. I don’t know if he made it to Nashville or not, but our thoughts and prayers are

with you, buddy. Greylan continues to perform in a band with Blake Wrinn and Griffin Puett. He is scheduled to play in Chicago this summer on “Windy City Live” as well as at The Park Bench in Atlanta on June 23 and in Rogersville at the big July 4 celebration with the Brices. And he’ll be at The Tin Roof (Rocky Hill) again on Friday, June 22. He has worked on his songwriting with Fred Koller (who co-wrote “Angel Eyes” for The Jeff Healey Band with John Hiatt) and with Wyatt Easterling. “You just gotta find the words,” he says. “You can’t just sit down and write a lyric. You’ve got to find the melody and the love for the thing.” But, look, don’t take my word about his talent. Look Greylan up on YouTube, Facebook (as the Greylan James Band) or visit www. Send him an email at egan_jeff@yahoo. com. And if you’re not doing anything on Friday, June 22, go hear him at The Tin Roof Rocky Hill. He’ll blow you away, boy. Visit Jake Mabe online at jakemabe.

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Valerie Guess has opened a second location of Val’s Boutique specializing in women’s fashion, shoes, jewelry and accessories. The grand opening event was June 2 at 707 N. Campbell Station Road in Farragut. “Our new location is centrally located to Farragut’s shops and schools,” said Guess. “This is where I grew up so it was a natural fit for a second store. “I’m honored that Val’s Boutique has been so well received in Bearden and am looking forward to expanding our full boutique experience to Farragut. Like our first store, we’re going

to offer stylish clothing and accessories at affordable prices. “I look forward to helping women find the perfect outfit or statement piece for their everyday lives and special occasions.” Valerie Guess (formerly Weissinger) attended Farragut schools (Class of ’99) and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Class of ’03) where she was in the Alpha Delta Pi sorority. Friends say she has always had a mind of her own, and her parents encouraged her to work hard to play hard. She knew she wanted to start a company focused on fashion, creativity, travel

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Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center gives young woman her smile back On her 23rd birthday last September, Angela Conner of Corryton just didn’t feel like celebrating. “I just felt really tired,� remembers Conner. “I was supposed to go out with friends and family, but I felt so terrible I went on to bed.� The next morning, Conner woke but still was so tired she collapsed while taking a shower. Her mother rushed her to a nearby hospital, where they diagnosed a migraine headache. The doctor gave her a shot and sent her home. Unfortunately, Conner was not better. She slept for nearly 48 hours. And when she woke up, she knew there was something very wrong. “I couldn’t move at all,� Conner says. “I was completely paralyzed. I yelled for my father, and he took me to the hospital.� Choosing a different hospital this

the intensive care unit. She was finally discharged from the hospital and sent to Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center. “That is when I started my recovery,â€? Conner admits. “By the time I got there, I was completely paralyzed, it had reached all the way to my face. I couldn’t smile, there were many words I could not even say.â€? Conner worked every day with a specialized team of physical, speech and occupational therapists to restore her movement and speech. She says she wanted to walk again, of course. But there was one other main goal she had. “I really wanted to smile again, because smiling is everything,â€? explains Conner, who did promotional modeling and beauty pageants as a girl. “If I never walked again, I just wanted to smile.â€? And so the rehabilitation therapists at Patricia Neal worked to give Conner much to smile about. For the next six weeks, they focused on helping Conner regain her physical skills and strength. She recovered more quickly than anyone had predicted. The typical recovery time for a Guillian-BarrĂŠ patient is one to three years. But by November, Conner was able to use her hands well enough to open her first soda can. “I was on top of the world that day,â€? she remembers. “That kept my motivation going. There was never a day I felt like I couldn’t get over this. My faith in God and having my family and the people at time, Conner received a spinal tap and Patricia Neal there were a huge part of an unusual diagnosis: Guillian-BarrĂŠ my recovery.â€? syndrome, which is a serious disorder that Near Thanksgiving, Conner was occurs when the body’s immune system discharged to her parents’ house, still in mistakenly attacks the nervous system. a wheelchair and attending outpatient This leads to severe muscle weakness therapy at Patricia Neal. By Christmas, and, in many cases, paralysis. Conner was taking steps using a walker. Conner’s paralysis spread from her “It was a tremendous achievement, and I legs and arms toward her lungs, and she am very blessed,â€? says Conner. was admitted to the intensive care unit. She was discharged from outpatient “My lungs were collapsing, my speech therapy in February 2012. “On my last was very slurred,â€? she says. The paralysis day of therapy, I was running laps,â€? she stopped just short of reaching her lungs, laughs. “My experience at Patricia Neal but Conner spent a total of 10 days in was great. I don’t know what I would

“This was one of the most devastating things that has ever happened to me, but the staff at Patricia Neal was wonderful to me.� – Angela Conner


■Founded 1978 ■ Nationally recognized center for rehabilitating stroke, spinal cord, orthopedic, cancer and brain injury patients ■ Named after Academy-Award winning actress and stroke survivor Patricia Neal, a native of Knoxville ■ Patients served: More than 30,000 inpatients since 1978 ■ With 73 beds, it’s one of the largest inpatient rehabilitation centers in the United States ■ 15 Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Accreditations

have done without the people there.� And best of all, Conner can smile again. “I did get my smile back. It’s a little different – I’m still healing and there’s still a little paralysis on my face. But then I’m a different person now, too.� says Conner. Today she is back at work and taking care of her son, Skylar, 2. “He gave me motivation to get better.�

Conner greatly appreciates the care she received and recommends Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center to anyone recovering from a brain injury or illness. “Going through something like this is life changing, but the people at Patricia Neal help you adjust. They’re always smiling and welcoming. They care. It’s more than a job for them.

Rebuilding lives at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center An estimated 6 million people live with some form of paralysis, most often caused by stroke or spinal cord injury. Since 1978, the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has offered advanced treatment for stroke, spinal cord injuries, and other life altering events that impair mobility and brain function. “Patricia Neal inpatient is an acute inpatient rehabilitation facility,� explains Dr. Mary Dillon, medical director of the center. “It is a hospital level of care, so the rehabilitation is occurring almost immediately after the acute event. It’s the most intense, comprehensive, specialized care you can find.� With 73 inpatient beds, the Patricia Neal Center is nationally known for its intense rehabilitation of young spinal cord patients. But many don’t realize it’s also for older

stroke patients as well. “Our patients work hard, but it isn’t boot camp,â€? says Dillon. “We have taken care of all ages, even including someone who was over 100!â€? Patricia Neal offers stateof-the-art equipment that many other rehab centers don’t have. The Center features training kitchens, bathrooms and even an apartment, where patients practice everyday tasks. The center holds ďŹ fteen voluntary accreditations by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and each physician is Board CertiďŹ ed in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, a specialty not often found in other care settings. And perhaps most importantly, the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center has a staff of doctors, nurses, physical and occupation-

al therapists, speech language experts, behavior medicine specialists, RT case managers, dietitians and numerous others who work together as an interdisciplinary team to develop an individual treatment plan speciďŹ c for each patient and their needs. “When people ask why Patricia Neal is the place to go, I tell them that we are a comprehensive rehabilitation center,â€? explains Dr. Dillon. “Our staff supports you in each stage of your recovery. Ultimately, our goal is to help each patient become as independent as possible. We strive to restore abilities and rebuild lives.â€? For more information about the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, go to or call (865) 541-1446.




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Physical therapists at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center helped 24-year-old Angela Conner regain her independence after a rare disease left her paralyzed.

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HEALTH NOTES ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: Call 546-4661 or visit

Contradictory to what a bear may say, this is not its natural habitat. Knox County animal control officers are being trained to handle black bears that roam into a human’s neck of the woods. Photo courtesy of

Preparing for bears in Knox Co. The Hulls – Amy, Allie, Sam and cocker spaniels Kugel and Autumn – walk in memory of Abby Gibson, who lost her life in an accident. “Abby was really sweet and it always looked like she was having fun. She made everyone else happy,” said Sam. The walk, sponsored by PetSafe, was to benefit the Abby Gibson Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Endowment at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.

‘Walk and Wag’ dog walk

“The public pays a lot in taxes. It’s time they benefit from it,” said Captain Bobby Hubbs of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. He’s referring to the training that two animal control officers received last week at the Twin Creeks Science and Education Center near Gatlinburg.

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Critter Tales

Ellie, a Pomeranian, is available for adoption from SBRET.

Charlie, a dachshund owned by Britany Gettle, receives a Tyrine Hawthorne with Small free trial bag of Nature’s SeBreed Rescue of East Tenneslect super premium pet food see (SBRET) holds Queso, a Chifrom Jeff Duncan’s booth. Photos by T. Edwards of huahua, and Sweet Pea, a terrier mix. They are 5-month-old puppies available for adoption. To see these and other dogs, visit Chewy, a rescue adopted by Sam Key, wins the “Vol pride” contest clad in orange, including painted toenails.


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141 NEWLY Remodeled 2 Dogs BR w/bsmt. VouchAKITA PUPPIES ers accepted. South 2 F, 1 M, 17 weeks Knox. 1314 Walter old, $500. Reed. $600/mo. $300 865-603-2984 dep. 865-573-9639 ***Web ID# 991530*** VERY NICE 3BR Australian Shepherd home in Norwood pups, AKC, loyal, community. $795 mo. social, healthy, $350+ dep. For details, $450. 931-808-6541. 865-237-4605. ***Web ID# 994294***

PUPPIES, BANK OWNED Condo Rentals 76 BEAGLE 1st shots & wormed, Lot near Straight F $150, M $125. 865Creek Dock on Norris 2BR, 2BA CONDO, 494-7757, 865-494-6186 Lake. Must sell $9,900 near I-40 & Papermill, No doublewides al1200 SF, cath. ceil., Border Collie Puppies,1st lowed. Bank financing patio, deck, W/D incl. shot & wormed. Out available. Financing 1 car gar., No pets of working stock. subject to credit ap- please. $850 mo. $600 $125. 765-9495 proval. Call Janine at dep. Maria 865-776-1300. Citizens Bank CAVALIER Puppies, ***Web ID# 993463*** 423-526-5036 AKC, males, 7 wks., Equal Credit Lender FARRAGUT AREA, 3 home raised, vet BR, 3 BA, 2 car gar., ck'd, S/W, $800. Call den, quiet develop865-856-8710. ment, lse + dep. ***Web ID# 992337*** $1250. 865-405-5908.

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BMA MEETING • 7:00 PM I. Silent Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call II. Approval of Agenda III. Mayor’s Report A. Americorps Year-End Summary IV. Citizens Forum V. Approval of Minutes A. May 24, 2012 VI. Resolution & Ordinances A. Resolutions 1. Resolution 2012-06, Fee Schedule 2. Resolution 2012-07, LPRF Grant B. Second Reading 1. Ordinance 12-09, Fiscal Year 2013 Budget for the General, State Street Aid, Capital Investment Program, Equipment, Insurance and Beautification Funds VII. Business Items A. Approval of FY2013 Committee Appointments B. Approval of Annual Maintenance Contracts 1. Contract 2013-01, Annual Road Maintenance 2. Contract 2013-02, Annual Pavement Marking Maintenance 3. Contract 2013-03, Annual Guardrail Maintenance 4. Contract 2013-04, Annual Signal Maintenance C. Approval of Contract 2013-07, Voice Over Internet Protocol Phone System VIII. Town Administrator’s Report IX. Attorney’s Report

TAZEWELL, TN, Lone Mtn. Shores, 45 mi. N.E. of Knox. 2.4 ac. lot overlooking Lake Norris. Beautiful club house. Boat dock avail. Near golf course. Paved roads, elec & phones. Asking $31,500. 727-797-8846

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GREAT DANE PUPS, AKC. Blues. $800. 270-566-4167 ***Web ID# 991736***

HAVANESE PUPS, non shedding, ch HOUSECLEANING, lines, M&F, $400F/T no nights or $500. 865-379-2543 weekends. 4-person ***Web ID# 991054*** team, West Knox location. Call The Jack Russell Puppies, 7 wks., long legs, Maids at 670-0025. short hair, tri-color, $125. 865-806-5419 ***Web ID# 993187***

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The location was ideal – after all, when a black bear shows up in Knox County, it usually has begun its journey in the Smokies. Hubbs said it’s not uncommon to receive calls about bear sightings. One bear recently has been seen in the Karns area, and it has yet to be captured. “We don’t want to scare people, but they need to have the information out there so they know to call us,” he said.

LAB Beautiful Pups, champ bldlnes, choc & black, AKC reg, $200. 865-388-6153 ***Web ID# 993706*** LAB PUPS AKC reg., black & yellow $250, chocolate $300. 423-636-1307

The First Creek and Third Creek waterways are still very dense with vegetation and make it easy for a bear to roam into town. The team at animal control plans to be prepared when a situation – or a bear – presents itself. Hubbs recalled a fairly recent incident when officers had to catch a potbellied pig and her babies. When trying to catch them, “You get tired, and the pigs have a good time,” he said. With continuing education, the officers can learn how to better handle these situations. In the case of the pigs, a veterinarian from UT eventually came to sedate the animals so they could be captured safely. Members of the community can help keep bears at bay by keeping trash in a tightly closed container and by cleaning their barbecue grill after using it. The smell could prove too much of a temptation for a black bear. Info: php. To contact Sara, call the west office at 218-9378 or email her at barretts@

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■ Covenant Health’s Bodyworks offers community exercise for all ages at $3 per class. Classes include Easy Cardio Max, Mind and Body, and Senior Cardio. Visit bodyworks or call 541-4500 to find a location near you. ■ The Healthy Living Kitchen Team at the University of Tennessee Medical Center has published a cookbook called “A Recipe for Life.” It is available for $35 at the gift shop or online at www. Info: 305-6877. ■ Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. each third Monday at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: call Trish or Amanda, 218-7081. ■ Stop Smoking: 1-800-7848669 (1-800-QUITNOW) is a program of the Knox County Health Department. The hotline is answered 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. ■ Support group meeting for family members or caregivers of an adult with a mental illness is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each third Tuesday at Cherokee Health Systems, 2018 Western Ave. Info: Call Rebecca Gill, 602-7807 or visit ■ 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: Call Penny Sparks, 544-6279. ■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support, for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 5 to 6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. For information or to reserve a spot, call Brenda Fletcher, 544-6277.

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FORD RIDING Mower, PROWLER 2001 TT 27 ft. CHEV. EQUINOX LS, 16 HP, 42" cut, $425. Lg. slide out, qn bed, 2010, excell. cond., Many different breeds Yard King Riding mower, rear BA, AC, gas range 27K mi., 865-458-1107 Maltese, Yorkies, 11 HP, 36" cut, $325. / heat, all hitch, levelers or 865-458-6939 Malti-Poos, Poodles, 865-690-2820 / sway bar. $8000 / bo. Yorki-Poos, Shih-Poos, Exc. cond. 865-717- FORD Explorer 2002, Shih Tzu, $175/up. shots John Deere 445 Mower Eddie Bauer, 107K 1268; 717-645-1619 & wormed. We do mi, 4WD, $6500 obo. & 519 Cart bagger. layaways. Health guar. 865-591-0249 635 hrs. 1 owner. WILDWOOD 2007, 22' Div. of Animal Welfare $5500/bo. 865-670-6913 front bedroom. 1 HONDA Pilot 2003 EXL, State of TN slide, sleeps 4, very Black, Leather, 4 WD, Dept. of Health. Simplicity Riding clean, refrig., A/C, Lic # COB0000000015. Exc Cond. 174K mi. Mower, Broadmoor furnace, $8900 incl. $7,500. 865-938-1906 423-566-0467 20 HP, 44" cut, only 62 hitch. 423-566-9022. hrs. $2900. 865-603-5532 JEEP Grand Cherokee Ltd 1994, 191k mi, brush guard, Household Furn. 204 Motor Homes 237 white, $3100. 865-599-5192 FOURWINDS Schnauzer, Standard Traditional Cherry HURRICANE 2006 pups, AKC, S & P Queen Anne Dining 34 ft, Class A, V10 gas Imports 262 champ. bldln. Home Set of 11. $2,200.00. eng., 3 slideouts, air raised. $1200. 865-481-3086 Call at 865-381-1013 shocks, auto leveling HONDA ACCORD 2000, ***Web ID# 991855*** jacks, 1 owner, non5 sp., 2 dr., 130k mi., SHELTIES AKC, 9300 mi. Exc. metallic green, clean, 213 smoker, beautiful sable & Collectibles cond. $57,900. AC $3500. 865-690-2243 ^ white. Ch. bldlns. 6 865-804-4747 wks., 9 wks., young ***Web ID# 993207*** adults, M & F, ASSA Domestic 265 Pressure Washing Signed & numbered member, 865-719-2040 $200. 865-777-0536 ***Web ID# 990936*** Motorcycles 238 BUICK LESABRE 2004 Custom, low mi. SIBERIAN Husky AKC SHADOW 64K, great cond., lthr 214 HONDA Pups, champ lines, Coins Ace 2003, 12K mi., seats, asking $7,200. shots, $400-$500. cherry red & black, 865-661-8176 865-995-1386 new tires, lots of ***Web ID# 993621*** extras. Exc. cond. $4000. 865-919-1874 YORKIE. 3 LB. 2 yrs. Will Consider before 7pm. old, AKC reg. Moving, can't keep. Collectibles, Diamonds Honda Goldwing 1985, or Old Guns. $500. 865-216-6939 1200, match. trlr, Free Appraisals ***Web ID# 994002*** fact. CB & intercom. 7600 Oak Ridge Hwy. $5000. 865-933-0917 YORKIE PUPPIES, 865-599-4915 ***Web ID# 993292*** AKC, baby faces, CHEV Caprice Classic quality home raised. INTRUDER, 1985, PW, P Seats, $600 & up. 865-363-3030 Antiques 216 SUZUKI VZ800 2006, 10k mi, tilt, cruise, $3500 new tires, $2750/b.o. obo. 865-216-2458 PIANO, Baby grand, 865-984-1924 made in Austria, CHEVY CAVALIER Misc. Pets 142 white, w/antique stool, $1,000. 1999 red conv., 103K 423-261-2744 eves very good cond. Autos Wanted 253 mi, $4400/bo 931-788-0379 A BETTER CASH Sporting Goods 223 865-806-3421 OFFER for junk cars, Cleaning 318 ^ vans, running Yamaha Golf cart 1999, trucks, new motor, 6 new Free Pets 145 battery w/ charger. or not. 865-456-3500 CLEANING NETWORK Roofing / Siding Wkly/ Bi-wkly/ Mo. I BUY junk cars and 865-454-5465 Good refs! Free est. trucks. 865.456.5249 258-9199 or 257-1672. or 865.938.6915



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Looking for a lost pet or a new one? Visit YoungWilliams Animal Center, the official shelter for the City of Knoxville & Knox County: 3201 Division St. Knoxville.

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1-2-1 Personal Nutrition A new, 90-day program with discounted rates and one-on-one counseling by a Registered Dietitian. Each one-hour session is private. Initial Assessment: Learn how your body works … what are your specific calorie, carbohydrate, protein and fat needs? Review nutrition goals, body composition and meal planning. Second Week Follow-up: Receive individualized meal plan and define your implementation strategies. Six Follow-up Sessions: (two per month, including a grocery shopping tour) “We will evaluate what you are doing now and determine why that has not worked for you. Together, we will establish your goals and create an individualized strategy/plan to help you reach those goals.” – Casey Peer, Chief Dietitian

Make your last ‘first step’ toward nutrition & fitness goals


What you’ll learn ● How to understand and read food labels ● Pre-workout and post-workout fuel (nutrition timing) ● Blood sugar and weight gain: Discover how the composition of your calories affects your metabolic rate ● Fats, various kinds and their role in your body composition ● The truth about sugar and high fructose corn syrup ● Adding fiber: Learn what food can control appetite while decreasing frequency and intensity of sugar binges ● Multivitamins and supplements: Provide science on supplements and vitamin questions ● Recipe modification: Staying on track while traveling, during the holidays and at other busy times.

By Sandra Clark Women of a certain age (I’m talking me here, folks) sometimes stop setting fitness goals and just give in to sag, calling it an inevitable part of aging. Others (I’m talking you here, guys) join a gym, work out regularly, sweat and moan –but remain unhappy with the results. Still others buy a book and launch a fad diet that might eliminate entire food groups. This doesn’t make sense and is unsustainable over time. A few folks are naturally thin. They can stop reading now. The rest of us should try what Casey Peer, Chief Dietitian, calls “your last first step” toward meeting your nutrition and fitness goals. “It’s common to hear ‘I have a personal trainer,’ but we rarely hear, ‘I have a personal dietitian,’ ” said Casey. “Yet exercise is about 20 percent of weight loss while nutrition is 80 percent. Everyone has three or more food encounters every day.” Mike Wigger, exercise specialist at Provision Health & Wellness, agreed. And he cautioned against getting nutrition advice from the Internet or friends. “We are more likely to go for information that’s easily accessible and free. But what is that costing you? “Men and women should not have the same nutrition. My dad and I have different needs.” Casey continued: “We are each unique and have unique needs. Exercise is a vital component of the equation, but don’t short yourself by eliminating the largest part of the equation … nutrition. You need balance. Balance with your fitness as well as your nutrition. With 1-2-1 nutrition, you will learn how to bring the nutrition and fitness together … balancing your equation.” 1-2-1 Personal Nutrition is not just about weight

loss, Casey said. “It’s also helpful for individuals with medical issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, food allergies, etc … The program is your program. It is scientifically based, f lexible and based on your individual goals and needs.” Mike added: “We all want to be getting better. But the information out there is complicated and often contradictory. It could even be dangerous.” Bonus: Mike and Casey are offering a FREE session with a personal trainer for all who sign up for the 1-2-1 Personal Nutrition program during June.


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Peninsula’s Estridge wins prestigious award Linda Estridge, a program counselor at Peninsula Outpatient Center, was recently selected as the winner of the 2012 Penny Driver Achievement Award, an annual award presented to a person who has formerly received services from any Peninsula program and who now is recognized as a role model of recovery by Peninsula staff, the nominee’s peers or others in the community. Estridge worked in retail as a manager for years until she lost her job because of depression and anxiety. Grief over the death of her grandson and a relative’s poor choices led to Linda emotionally shutting down to the point of being nonfunctioning. She sought treatment at Peninsula and began the road

back to wellness using techniques and tools she learned in Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) class. She went on to become a peer support specialist and certified WRAP trainer. She has worked in the Recovery Education Program as a program counselor teaching recovery skills and art classes. She has also worked in peer support and dropin centers, and currently works as

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officer of the Independent Living Program. “With her training and life experiences, Linda is able to encourage others who are in crisis,” said Peninsula Vice President Jeff Dice. “She also has a tremendous knowledge of community resources which she freely shares as she empowers others to help themselves.” The Achievement Award was established in 2005 in honor of Penny Driver, one of the state’s pioneers in the mental health recovery movement and a longtime advocate for people with mental illness. Cancer cut short Driver’s life in 2003, but her tenacious stand against the stigma often associated with mental illness lives on.

Linda Estridge (left) winner of the Penny Driver Achievement Award with Dr. Mary Nelle Osborne, Manager of Recovery Services for Peninsula Outpatient Services.

Psychiatrist Bert Simpson joins Peninsula

Bert Simpson, M.D., has joined Peninsula as a psychiatrist. Simpson will be at Peninsula Hospital where he will work full time with children, adolescent and adult patients. “We’re delighted to have someone who is as highly respected in the field as Dr. Simpson,” said Jeff Dice, Peninsula Vice President. “His immediate Dr. Bert past experience as clinical Simpson director of Lakeshore Mental Health Institute will be of great benefit as Peninsula takes the Lakeshore patients when that facility closes this summer.” Dr. Simpson, who has more than two decades of clinical experience, comes to

Peninsula from Lakeshore, where he was responsible for all clinical services in the 115-bed state hospital. In that role, Simpson supervised psychiatrists and other medical professionals and provided consultation and direction in very complex clinical cases. Before joining Lakeshore in 2003, Simpson was in private practice. Simpson’s education includes a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa, and a master’s degree in biochemistry from Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City. Simpson additionally earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Kansas University Medical Center. He completed an internship in Community Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver, as well as a residency in Adult Psychiatry.

Team Green wins Sustainability Excellence Award

Parkwest Medical Center’s Team Green received a 2012 Leadership Award for Sustainability Excellence from VHA Inc., the national healthcare network, and is one of only eight hospitals nationwide to be so recognized. This award is part of the prestigious “Excellence Awards” program honoring VHA member hospitals and healthcare systems for their work to develop and implement out s t a nd i ng sustainability programs. The eight winners of this award focused on a variety of sustainable, often systemwide, teamcentered initiatives that yielded significant savings from paper recycling and waste reduction initiatives to reduced energy, water and toxic waste consumption to creating a food-service composting program and a rooftop garden. And while their individual focus areas varied, the winning systems shared a commitment to engaging their employees and their leadership in a set of prioritized objectives with specific goals supported by strong, underlying strategies that

ultimately became embedded in the way the hospital conducts its business. “We are proud of Parkwest’s role in making our area a cleaner and safer place to live,” said CAO Rick Lassiter. “To be recognized as one of only eight hospitals nationwide, this is truly an honor. At Parkwest, we believe ‘Treated Well. Well Treated.’ applies not only to our patients, but also to the environment and the community we serve.” Parkwest’s entry detailed the hospital’s recycling efforts from the adoption of recycling bins to the construction of rooftop gardens and the recycling of sharps containers and red bag waste. “These eight organizations have distinguished themselves by creating a culture of sustainability to help improve their community’s current and future environment,” said Colleen Risk, executive vice president at VHA. “We at VHA congratulate these innovative hospitals and healthcare systems and applaud them for taking a pioneering and resourceful approach toward this very important healthcare initiative.”

Parkwest Medical Center remains on the forefront of diagnosing and treating disease with the most advanced technology available…those who entrust their healthcare to us demand nothing less. But technology alone isn’t enough to bring healing and comfort to patients and families. True healthcare begins with something less expensive, non-invasive and pain free. It’s called listening.

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Cody’s Garden of Eden B Anne By Ann nne Hart Outdoor “living rooms” are quite the thing these days. Glossy magazines feature photographs of gorgeous outside spaces. Retailers tout the latest in all-weather furniture designs, al fresco kitchens, solar birdbaths and lighting, and even “weather-resistant” televisions – all useful for expanding the family’s living space right out the back door and into the backyard during the warmer months of the year. But when you get right down to it, while all those things are nice, what really makes that outside space livable in any meaningful way? Is it having additional quantities of all those things we already have inside the house? Or is it really all about having a sanctuary, a special place, a secret garden, an escape from the rest of the world, a place to re-energize and rebuild? There’s a certain West Knoxville home and garden where those questions are answered in perhaps an unexpected way. This place offers the best of all worlds, and it is presided over by a four-legged fellow who appreciates his special outdoor space more than any of us can really appreciate. Cody, a handsome Welsh corgi, was adopted at an animal shelter here in Knoxville. He was one of 83 animals who had just been rescued from a horribly abusive situation in an adjoining county. He had been tortured in indescribable ways, and, not surprisingly, both body and mind were suffering as a result. His owner took him home anyway, knowing that a major rehabilitation job lay

ahead. Understandably, Cody was te ed ahead Understandably tterrifi rrifi rr ified d of humans, and he wasn’t especially fond of his new sister, Sadie, a Plott hound mix who is also a rescue dog and had already been in the home for several years. For quite a while, Cody never left his new owner’s side for a minute. Inside or outside, he was right there, stuck like glue. The owner is a gardener, so Cody began spending lots of time in the fenced-in backyard. He loved it. It offered him a freedom he had never known. So trails and pathways were built, rock was laid, a pond was dug, simple benches were installed, flowers and more flowers – literally hundreds of annuals and perennials – were planted, as were trees and shrubs and a blueberry bush. Even a small village composed of concrete houses, a church, a waterwheel, paths and miniature plants meant to look like trees was erected for Cody. It’s just his size. Time has passed since his rescue, and Cody has adjusted well to his new home. His favorite thing these days is to conduct guided tours of his new outdoor living room – he loves to show it off to visitors – except he really has many rooms in his space. Let’s see: there’s the room with the pond in it, the room with the village, the room with the blueberry bush … When all is said and done, Cody knows he’s one lucky dog. He didn’t have to die to go to heaven. He just had to be rescued by the right person.

Cody welcomes visitors at the arbor marking the entrance to his outdoor living space. Photos by A. Hart

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