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VOL. 6 NO. 30
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July 23, 2012
Road trip to Tijuana
Eight kids walk into Juvenile Court, how many walk out? Hopefully, if it’s the Shopper-News interns, all of them do. Last week the interns went to Juvenile Court and met Judge Tim Irwin and Richard Bean, superintendent at the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Detention Facility.
See pages A-10,11
Recruiting near and far ... Derek Dooley is trapped between a rock and a hard place. If a Tennessee prep star (think Jalen Ramsey) escapes the recruiting net and flies afar, fans wonder how in the world a coach, with so many home-court advantages, could lose such a great talent. Dooley is obviously asleep at the wheel. He should own the state. This is Tennessee! But does becoming a Vol For Life mean you have hail from Big Orange Country? Marvin West takes a look.
See Marvin’s story on page A-5
West High grad heads to Japan She graduated from West High School in May, but Kate Ballew doesn’t mind going back to high school as a sophomore – in Kofu, Japan. In fact, she’s thrilled.
See Wendy’s story on page A-3
Don’t mess with Detroit! Jake Mabe says the best vacation he has ever taken was to Detroit. That’s his story and he’s sticking to it. Jake just returned from Motown and muses on the trip.
See Jake’s story on page A-6
Index Business A2 Wendy Smith A3 Government/Politics A4 Marvin West/Malcolm Shell A5 Anne Hart/Jake Mabe A6 Faith A7 Interns A9,10 Health/Lifestyles Sect B
By Wendy Smith What happens when 22 teenagers and a handful of adults ride a school bus with no air-conditioning from Knoxville, Tenn., to Tijuana, Mexico? According to Fellowship Church Missions pastor John Winters, you get a tightknit group of sweaty teens – and a church that’s better able to serve a city built on a dump. Fellowship Church’s connection to Tijuana, which lies just 20 miles south of San Diego, began more than a decade ago when a group of young adults traveled to the city to work with an orphanage. The orphanage director suggested that they spend a day handing out food at the city landfi ll, and there they met pastor Albert Rivera. He had moved from Los Angeles to start a church at the dump, and a relationship began that continues today. The first youth group trip to Tijuana was in 2004. The teens were so moved by what they saw there that they raised money to build a
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wave for the first three days of the trip. By the time they reached Arizona, it caught up with them. Because of insurance regulations, no teens could ride in the air-conditioned van, which was driven by Winters. When he learned that the temperature in the bus was almost 120 degrees, he turned off the air and rolled down the windows to show solidarity. According to Emily Alexander, a rising senior at Hardin Valley Academy, the heat didn’t wilt the spirits of the travelers. “It was really fun. We all had our own seats, and we were always talking and laughing. We got along really well,” she says. The group was refreshed by long stops at Walmart or McDonald’s, and each evening, the kids cooled off in a hotel pool. They were also rewarded with a day at the Grand Canyon. In spite of the grueling 2,400mile trip, the teens hit the ground running in Tijuana. They worked
on multiple projects at the orphanage and held a three-day camp for children from the church. Some stayed on longer to train kids at the church’s new computer center. The church at the dump has become a sister congregation to Fellowship, and it’s a reciprocal relationship, says Winters. Those who travel to Tijuana learn about contentment, faith and trust in God by being around people who live in houses built on a dump – and are happier than they are. “It makes you a greater giver – of yourself, and things. It’s really changed the trajectory of a lot of our folks.”
KAT may close Cedar Bluff route By Betty Bean
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church building at the dump. Last year, Fellowship Church paid off its mortgage, and those funds are now used to do things outside its walls, says Winters. Some were used to help ministry partners with one-time needs, and the biggest need of all was vehicles. The Tijuana orphanage needed a way to get kids to school, and the church at the dump needed to provide transportation to members. The church purchased a used school bus and a 15-passenger van, and to the youth group, the vehicles were the perfect excuse for a road trip. The teens had planned to fly to California to spend a week working in the orphanage and at the church in Mexico. But 22 of them agreed to use the money they would have spent on the flight to pay for gas and a few nights in hotels, and the cross-country expedition began. The group managed to stay ahead of a record-breaking heat
Members of the Fellowship Church youth group socialize with youngsters from a sister church in Tijuana, Mexico. Several of the teens used money they would have spent on plane fare to pay for gas for the bus, which was donated to the Mexican church by Fellowship. Photo submitted
Knoxville Area Transit will hold a public hearing to discuss ending the Cedar Bluff Express route at its July meeting this week. KAT has been notified by the management of the Cedar Bluff Center that park-and-ride spaces reserved for Cedar Bluff Express passengers will no longer be available after Sept. 30. To date, no suitable alternative has been located. The KAT board will consider eliminating the route at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building. “We were informed by White
Realty Management, the management company of the shopping center where the park-and-ride is for the Cedar Bluff Express route, that they have a new tenant and they are going to need all the available parking spaces, so we will no longer be able to use that parking lot as of the end of September,” KAT General Manager Cindy McGinnis said. “We have been making outreach efforts to other possible locations in the area for the purpose of relocating the lot, without any success.” The challenge of finding a suitable site for park-and-ride is complicated by the reality that the Cedar Bluff route is one of KAT’s
lowest performers, McGinnis said. “The numbers are not good. That route averaged less than three passengers per hour in May. Actually it was the lowest performing route with 2.2 passengers per hour. For comparison, Magnolia Avenue has 28.48 passengers per hour. What that tells you is you’re devoting a lot of resources to a route that isn’t performing well.” So, although ending the Cedar Bluff express wasn’t KAT management’s idea, McGinnis says it is a reasonable business decision, and that KAT has asked the town of Farragut for a subsidy to reestablish a park-and-ride lot, this
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Weathering the storm By Rob Webb
When deadly storms rocked parts of East Tennessee a few weeks ago, Rural/Metro was prepared. I was extremely proud of our Rural/Metro EMS and Fire Department teams that immediately powered into action. Bystanders and a Rural/Metro firefighter saved the life of a child who nearly drowned in a creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A Rural/Metro crew transported the Webb child out of the national park. In another area of the park, 20 individuals were trapped by a large rock slide. Blount and Knox rescue squads, National Park Service and Townsend Fire Department carved a path to the trapped and injured patients using chainsaws. Five patients were transported out of the park. Severe thunderstorms can produce lightning, flash floods, hail and damaging winds, which can be a deadly combination. Americans deal with 10,000 thunderstorms, 1,500 floods and 1,000 tornadoes each year, and we’ve been getting our fair share in East Tennessee this summer. We can’t always predict when severe weather will strike, but you and your family can be prepared when it does. Here are a few tips to stay safe during the storm: ■ Listen and pay attention to weather alerts on radio or television. A severe weather watch alerts you to a potential situation. A severe weather warning signals you to take cover from an imminent storm. ■ Prepare a three-day emergency weather kit for your family. The kit should include nonperishable food and water for three days, a first aid kit, battery operated radio and flashlights, extra batteries, and important telephone numbers and documents. ■ If you can hear thunder, you are also close enough to be struck by lightning. Seek shelter indoors. ■ Avoid taking a bath or shower during a thunderstorm. ■ Unplug electrical appliances and avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm. ■ Draw blinds and shades over the windows to prevent glass from shattering into the home in case strong winds blow objects into the windows. ■ If caught outside in a severe storm, get to a low-lying, open place that won’t be a danger for flash floods. Get low to the ground, making yourself as small as possible and placing your head between your knees. Do not lie flat on the ground. ■ During a flash flood, do not drive through flooded areas, even if it looks shallow.
With these simple tips, you and your family can safely weather the storms.
Homebuilders Association of Greater Knoxville president Randy Heiden greets Denis Rochat with Rainwater Resources and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero at a new home construction site featuring rainwater harvesting. Photos by Ruth White
Celebrating the rain! By Ruth White Forget the old childhood song that begged the rain to go away and come back another day. Rain is being celebrated in Knoxville and for good reason. Mayor Madeline Rogero stopped by the construction site of a new home that will use rainwater as the primary source of water. Rogero captures rainwater on a smaller
scale and uses it to water her yard and garden at her home. This new home will capture rainwater in three 1,700 gallon tanks and use it on a much larger scale. Denis Rochat with Rainwater Resources showed the harvesting system and commented on the good quality rainwater in the Knoxville area. “We need just two filters (sediment and carbon)
Rainwater Resources president Denis Rochat shows the filter system for rainwater harvesting in a residential setting.
and UV light to make it useable/drinkable.” The home will have a backup source of water (the area utility district) available in case of emergency. Homebuilders Association of Greater Knoxville president Randy Heiden stressed the motto of the HBA as “help,” as in helping community members and helping things get better for the future. “This harvesting system will help with good stormwater management and help with resources.” Rainwater is distilled as it falls from the sky and is
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Cara Turski purchases a fresh popsicle from Jason Mitchell at Pop Culture’s cart in Market Square. Pop Culture offers all-natural gourmet frozen pops made from fresh ingredients including plums, blackberries, strawberries, coconut, lime and other seasonal fruits. Mitchell purchases many fresh items right from the market to use in his frozen treats. The shop is located at 601 Main St., Suite 102 and is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The cart is open in Market Square during the Farmers Market from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Info: 282-4900. Photo by Ruth White
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Support for caregivers When Carol Hollar taught a Sunday school class made up of 50-somethings at Cokesbury United Methodist Church, she was struck by the fact that almost everyone in the class was worried about an aging parent.
Dr. James Choo celebrates at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro last year. He plans to climb Vinson Massif, the highest peak in Antarctica, in December as a fundraiser for Knoxville’s Dream Connection. Photo submitted
West Knox doc climbs for kids By Wendy Smith James Choo’s mountain climbing hobby started as a way to test his physical limits. But while he found such famous peaks as Kilimanjaro in Africa and Aconcagua in Argentina exhilarating, something about those experiences left him feeling, well, flat. “Climbing is such a selfish endeavor,” he says. “It’s all about you.” That’s why Choo, a doctor at Pain Consultants of East Tennessee, has decided that his next expedition will help sick children fulfill their dreams. He plans to climb Vinson Massif, the highest peak in Antarctica, in December and hopes to raise $1 for each foot of the mountain’s elevation – 16,067 – to donate to the Dream Connection. He chose the nonprofit because it’s served kids with lifethreatening or debilitating illnesses in East Tennessee for more than 25 years. Because it’s volunteer-driven, all donations go toward fulfilling children’s dreams, like meeting a celebrity or taking a special family vacation. Choo grew up in Knoxville and attended Webb School. As a teenager, he trained with Charles Petrone, owner of Petrone Training. When he returned to Knoxville after finishing his medical training, Choo resumed his Olympic weightlifting and circuit training sessions with Petrone. Then he decided to take his workouts to a higher level. He climbed Kilimanjaro in 2011 with Summit Expeditions and Nomadic Experiences, and of the group’s four clients, he was the only one to make it to the summit at 19,340 feet. Not everyone can perform well at such altitudes, even if they are in peak physical condition, says Choo. He was relieved to avoid altitude sickness like nausea and pulmonary problems. While friends had warned that he wouldn’t feel hungry or thirsty during the climb, his experience was the opposite. “The only thing I could think about was eating a steak and drinking a beer. I was starving.” He trained on Mount Rainier in Washington State with RMI Expeditions before climbing the 22,841-foot Aconcagua in January. The expedition was self-supported, meaning that climbers carried their own gear, weighing up to 60 pounds, rather than relying on porters. Unpredictable weather plus the increased elevation made the trek much more
difficult than the Kilimanjaro expedition. Vinson Massif promises even greater challenges. It’s the coldest, most remote place on Earth, Choo says. While December is summer in Antarctica, the average temperature is 20 below zero. But he’ll be in good company. Renowned climber Dave Hahn will be part of the expedition, as well as several other climbers and RMI guides. Hahn has more Vinson Massif ascents than any other climber and has climbed Everest 14 times, more than any non-Sherpa. Having a warm feeling inside should help, too. Choo says he’s excited about the trip because he knows it will make a difference for sick kids and their families. If he reaches his fundraising goal, it will be enough to fulfill the dreams of four to five children. He hopes to raise the money through individual donations as well as corporate sponsors. The name of each company that donates $1,000 or more will be on the flag that Choo plants on top of Vinson Massif, and he’ll provide photos to prove it. To donate: send checks with the notation “James Choo” to Dream Connection, P.O. Box 10924, Knoxville, TN 37939 or call 971-2447.
“They were all in the same situation,” she says. “There was a level of frustration in dealing with parents who have no plan, who are determined to stay in their house regardless of safety issues.” At that point, children and parents are forced to swap roles, and the transition is typically difficult, she says. A Caregiver Expo, to be held at the Cokesbury Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4, will provide support and resources for those who are in the process of swapping roles with a loved one. Carol oversees congregational care at Cokesbury. She is effective at providing support for caregivers because she’s been one herself. Her husband, Ronald, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 70. She cared for him at home for five years until his death a year ago. Because of her work, she knew the diagnosis was fatal. She also knew her life was going to change drastically. “When my husband had Alzheimer’s, I was no longer his wife. I became a caregiver. I became a boss. I became someone who said, ‘Eat your dinner.’ It’s a real role reversal.” The primary thing that caregivers need is a sense of community, she says. Being around other people who are dealing with similar problems allows caregivers to feel normal. It also allows them to share resources, like legal help and reliable sitters. Forty vendors will provide resources, rather than sales pitches, at the Caregiver Expo, which is free
Kate Ballew and open to the public. The keynote speaker is Edward Harper, senior services coordinator at Blount Memorial Hospital. Cokesbury offers several support groups, including one for caregivers. Nothing can make it easy, but good support empowers caregivers to do the best job they can, Carol says. Info: www. caregiverexpo.org. ■
West graduate heads to Japan
She graduated from West High School in May, but Kate Ballew doesn’t mind going back to high school as a sophomore – in Kofu, Japan. In fact, she’s thrilled. She’s been named a Rotary Youth Exchange Ambassador by the Rotary Club of Knoxville, and she’ll leave for Kofu, which is 80 miles west of Tokyo, next month. Kate’s godfather, Rotarian James McBrearty, encouraged Kate to apply for the program because she’d otherwise begin college at age 17. She’s an experienced traveler and served as co-president of the Smoky Mountain chapter of Children’s International Summer Villages last year. In Japanese high schools, juniors and seniors focus on studying for university tests, so Kate will be plugged in as a sophomore.
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps ineffectively shushes the crowd behind UT’s Allan Jones Aquatic Center following the team’s public swim practice. Photos submitted The school has a focus on English, and she’s looking forward to helping her classmates brush up. She’ll live with a handful of host families during her 11-month stay. Because one of the goals of the program is immersion, her parents, Ann Holtz and Alan Ballew, won’t be allowed to visit until April. Kate admits she’s a little nervous, but she’s looking forward to the adventure and grateful to the Rotary Club of Knoxville for the opportunity. “I feel like everyone could and should have this experience. Everybody should try to go abroad sometime in their lives.”
arrived at UT’s Allan Jones Aquatic Center at the crack of dawn for a far-away glimpse at greatness. Who knew we’d end up getting up - close-and-persona l with team members as they dashed out the back door. The teenage girls, that’s who. They instinctively formed a tight little arc around the doors, standing on tiptoe and craning their necks to see if Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte were in each group that exited. Their efforts were rewarded. While the swimmers’ keepers wanted them out of public view as quickly as possible, both Phelps and Lochte stopped to wave to the crowd. As parents, my friend ■ A brush with Cheri Pollack and I were Olympic greatness moderately successful at Sure, they were far away, modeling decorum to the and no, you couldn’t recog- youngsters – until Cheri nize them all in swim caps insisted that Lochte blew and goggles, but it sure was her a kiss. Thanks to Kristi fun to be in the same build- Granger for sharing her ing as the U.S. Olympic wonderful picture of Phelps, and thanks to everyone who swim team. My daughters and I came out and cheered our joined the thousands who Olympic swimmers.
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Rogero celebrates readers Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero greets Macaiah Harrison, daughter of Mickeeya Harrison, the executive director of Tribe One. The mayor read a story written by Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) creator Mary Wright Edelman to the 50 children who participated in this year’s Tribe One CDF Freedom School. This is the third year that Tribe One has hosted the program, which immerses children in grades 3-8 in reading. Photo by Wendy Smith
Note: Victor Ashe survived his hip replacement surgery, but begged off writing a column this week. He will return on July 30.
A-4 • JULY 23, 2012 • BEARDEN SHOPPER-NEWS
Republicans staffing up at new headquarters Local Republicans will tell you they’re more fired up about this year’s elections than any in a long time. From the national level on down to the state legislative races, they say victory is within reach. Leading the pack is Joe Bailey, who heads the Romney for President campaign regionally and, despite very long days and a lot of travel, is having a great time doing it. Bailey tells a story about being over in Sevier County a week or two ago to speak to a Republican club. “I asked if anyone there could tell me how long it was until the end of ‘hope and change.’ This fellow on the front row raised his hand. He knew exactly how many days (until the presidential swearing in ceremony). I couldn’t believe it. Folks are really excited about this election.” Late last week local GOP officials inked a deal on new campaign headquarters at 5410 Kingston Pike in Bearden. Located on the triangle of land across from the Orangery and next to
chairing the Romney campaign in Knox County. Waters’ Republican roots go pretty deep in these parts. He’s the grandson of former TVA chair John B. Waters, a staunch Republican. His parents are Beth and John B. Waters III, an attorney. Alexander, a UT law student, has recruited a dynamic group of other UT law students to help. They are Leandra Varney of Johnson City, Sarah Davis and Nigel Vorbrich. “Since we’re all in law school together, we get together and talk about politics. It’s great that we’ll all be working on this campaign,” Waters says. The very articulate young Waters has been making the rounds of Republican groups locally. He was at West Knox Republican Club’s meeting last month and met with the Young Republicans Club last week. He says that over the next few weeks his group will be meeting with volunteers on college and university campuses throughout the region.
the old Cleveland Interiors, the spot is also just west of Ben Atchley Drive, named for the revered Republican legislator. Bailey says the space is perfect for the headquarters. There’s a lobby, lots of office space, room to store candidate materials for volunteers to pick up and of critical importance: plenty of parking space. There will be a grand opening soon at the new headquarters, with candidates and elected officials on hand to meet and greet voters. Candidates will rotate volunteers to staff the office, and in addition, there’s a whole flock of up and coming young Republicans who will be on hand to help. That group is headed by Alexander Waters, who is
“We’re going to be recruiting and mentoring young people and building an organization,” he says. There’s no doubt that county GOP Chair Ray Hal Jenkins is fired up. He told a group of voters last week, “In a time of extreme stress and distress generated by the Democratic leadership at the top, it’s gratifying to see Republicans from the top down pull together to reverse the lack of leadership over the last three years at the national level and to further the good leadership we have had in our state. “It is our goal to increase the Republican majority in Nashville, to retain the majority in the U.S. House and to use whatever influence we can to regain the Senate and retake the White House.” Jenkins adds: “I know that’s a mouthful, but I believe we can do it.” Coming up: Ryan Haynes, state representative from the 14th District, will officially kick off his re-election campaign with a reception 6-8 p.m. this Thursday at The Pavilion at Hunter Valley Farm. Mark your calendar for the 44th annual Duncan Family Barbecue. It will be at the Civic Coliseum on Oct. 23.
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A tribute to Kevin Purdy
By Sandra Clark
How one man made a difference By Sandra Clark In 1992 the Halls High School football team surged to a 12-2 season after a 5-5 record the year before. The difference was a guy named Kevin Purdy and a program called RAGE (Responsible Athletes Getting Education). Kevin passed away July 11 at age 60, and at his celebration of life – an East Tennessee Irish wake in a Methodist Church – three players from that ’92 team addressed his family and friends. Ryan Nichols, Brent Shaw and Justin Teague each said Kevin’s influence continues today. Nichols was especially eloquent: “Kevin brought unity to our team. He respected us and taught us to respect each other. We are brothers today because of him.” Shaw, now an assistant principal in Georgia with kids of his own, said, “There’s no telling what might have happened to some of us if Kevin hadn’t been there.” Nichols told Kevin’s kids, twins Sean and Jenna, that they will always have friends in Halls. “We are just a phone call away.” Webb School graduates Jenna and Sean, now in their early twenties, were blessed with two good parents. Their mom, Melissa, passed away in 2002. Kevin threw his
People who lived in Halls 20 years ago remember those jocks who liked their beer and fast cars. One night a car flipped with two players inside. No one was hurt, but then-coach Larry Kerr said it was a wake-up call. The coach asked the players if alcohol was a problem. Hands went up. He asked if they wanted help. Every hand was raised. Kerr contacted St. Mary’s, and the hospital sent out a member of its Employee Assistance team, counselor Kevin Purdy. Denny Koontz was a senior on that team. “Now don’t go telling people I was taking drugs. I’ve never taken drugs in my life,” he said Friday. “Kevin came in at a time when there were issues at the high school. He had been through it. He had lived the rough life and had come out on the other side.” Denny’s dad, Realtor Gary Koontz, headed the committee that raised money to fund a Student Assistance Program at Halls High. Purdy took a year’s leave from St. Mary’s and former Superintendent Earl HoffmeisForming the SAP ter (whose grandson Jason Kevin Purdy was at least a played on the team) lobbied “heck-raiser” before he met the school board to allow the Melissa. Perhaps that’s why program at Halls. It was aphe related so well with trou- proved as a pilot, providing bled teens. no county funds were used.
tremendous energy and passion into raising them. They stood at his service as strong witnesses to his success. Sean read from the scripture and told a funny story about his dad deciding to cut a tree that was growing too close to their home. “Of course, the tree fell wrong and landed on our roof. He had me up there with him and Jenna on a ladder, and he was yelling, ‘Help me here!’ We were maybe 14. I’m still not sure what he wanted us to do.” Jenna read an Irish blessing which ended, “My life’s been full, I’ve savoured much; good times, good friends, a loved one’s touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don’t shorten yours with undue grief. Be not burdened with tears of sorrow, enjoy the sunshine of the morrow.” Kevin’s sister Kerry Fitzgerald said, “Kevin always had a personality that was bigger than life. He was able to make close connections with people.” Wait! Did some saint pass by? Hardly.
Jenna, Kevin, Melissa and Sean Purdy in a 1998 family photo by Fred Cannon Photography.
Making ABC News ABC News aired a video about student drinking, the Halls SAP and the football season. By now, Kevin had expanded the program to more than just boys who played ball. Shannon Carey, now general manager of ShopperNews, was a sophomore interested in drama. “I wasn’t drinking or into drugs. Most of us weren’t. SAP was about what it meant to be a teenager. It worked because it operated outside the box. Kevin was willing to talk to us as adults, but he expected us to act like adults in return.” Peter Jennings of ABC News introduced the video by reporter Armen Keteyian,
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now with CBS News. “Friday night football is an excuse for teens to get drunk, even though drinking is illegal for those under 21 in every state,” Jennings began. Keteyian interviewed players and showed Coach Kerr asking, “Do we have a problem?” “The SAP program works because it is controlled by students. It’s created a proud new tradition at Halls High School,” Keteyian said. Koontz remembers, too. He and Kevin secured a grant to start a similar program in every Knox County high school. Sadly, the school board rejected it. SAP folded at Halls High. Coach Kerr left for Anderson County. The RAGE dissolved and Kevin Purdy joined a real estate appraisal firm. Gary Koontz said, “We had this program. It worked. And we lost it. But don’t make this story about politics. It’s about Kevin and what he did for our boys. “I’m proud of every one of them. They’ve all turned out well.”
“It was easy raising money,” Gary Koontz said. “Businesses and players’ parents supported it once they knew what was going on. All those boys were like my own.” Koontz said Purdy was “very calm and non-judgmental” with “an easy way to talk to kids.”
Commission chair Mike Hammond has invited interim finance director Chris Caldwell to discuss year end numbers at 11:30 a.m. today (July 23) in the Small Assembly Room. The meeting will not be televised. This writer will be there, expecting our story from July 16 to be attacked. Commissioner R. Larry Smith already has said we lack “financial savvy.” We can talk definitions and “cash vs. accrual” all day, but the numbers are what we said. Knox County ended the fiscal year with $17.3 million more revenue collected than was budgeted to spend. Best quote from last week’s commission workshop: Commissioner Mike Brown, apparently firing back at our story “Trainor speaks” from July 16: “I’m fed up with being told we have no right to question where 2/3 of this county’s budget goes. If we’re stepping on somebody’s toes, then they’ve got a problem.” And the thoughtful Dave Wright piped up: “Reading the newspaper this morning, it looks like the school board is calling us out. ... I sat through 19 months of meetings (trying to get Carter Elementary). ... Now the paper is asking why we can’t throw another $17 million at (the school board). That does not set well with me.”
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Remembering Concord Boat Dock MALCOLM’S CORNER | Malcolm Shell Concord Marina, as it is now called, offers some great services for sports enthusiasts. Indeed, it probably has more boat slips than Hilton Head’s Harbor Town and South Beach marinas combined. And the size of some of the luxury crafts docked there is impressive. But 60 years ago it was simply known as Concord Boat Dock, and the services provided were small compared to today. There were a few boathouses on the south bank that housed cabin cruisers, but there were never more
than a half dozen. The size of the crafts was much smaller than those moored there today. The largest craft I can remember was the Marta III owned by the Sterchi family, and I can remember thinking how exciting it would be to cruise the lake in such a magnificent boat. Knox County owned the dock and leased it to Bob Burch who was an outdoor enthusiast of some renown. Bob wrote an outdoor column for the Knoxville News Sentinel called “Birchbark,” which always included stories about his
outdoor adventures and offered advice on good fishing spots and current lures and bait that were bringing in the big ones. He knew every person who docked their boat there including those who rented boats daily. He always had time to converse with his paying customers, including a 14-year-old kid who only had 50 cents in his pocket. Another icon on the property was “Red” Moore. Red worked as Bob’s assistant and where Bob’s stories left off, Red’s continued in an embellished version. I never knew Red’s
Recruiting near and far Derek Dooley is trapped between a rock and a hard place. If a Tennessee prep star (think Jalen Ramsey) escapes the recruiting net and flies afar, fans wonder how in the world a coach, with so many home-court advantages, could lose such a great talent. Dooley is obviously asleep at the wheel. He should own the state. This is Tennessee! Youngsters, following fathers and grandfathers, uncles and more than a few aunts, grow up rooting for the Vols. They get little orange 18 jerseys as
birthday gifts. They may not carry a tune but they know the words to “Rocky Top.” They fantasize about checkerboards and “give him six!” As long-ago coach Ray Trail once told Winchester linebacker Phillip Fulmer, “You are a Tennessee boy. If you go to Alabama, you are still from Tennessee. If
anything good is ever going to happen to you in football, it is going to happen at the University of Tennessee.” Amen, brother Ray, right on. Alas and alas, if Dooley awards too many scholarships to in-state prep stars who may have Southeastern Conference potential, fans say he is taking the easy way out. He should be seeking and signing the best in America, not the kid next door to save travel time and costs. Who the heck did Dooley beat to get Cody Blanc or Devrin Young? But, but, but you say,
real name and I doubt many of the customers did either, but his reputation for entertaining the clientele with his tall tales was legendary. As part of the facility’s rustic décor, a large boa’s skin was displayed over the stone fireplace. I once overheard a conversation Red was having with a customer who inquired about the skin. Red informed him that he was there when the reptile was killed. When the customer told Reed that boas were only found in tropical climates, Red said, “Well, this one crawled a long way. You can tell by how its underside was worn.” On Saturday nights, there was often entertainment provided by a local rock band, and teenagers would dance to live music. Beer was not served in the park, and even if it had been, Bob would not have allowed the kids to drink on the premises. So, par-
ents felt secure in allowing their kids to attend the events. One particular band was the Guy Brothers, talented musicians and vocalists. I never followed their career, but their talent with the proper promotion was sufficient to propel them into national prominence. Today, the hill just east of the marina is the site of the fine restaurant Lakeside Tavern, which is not only a purveyor of fine food but also offers panoramic views of historic Concord Village. But 60 years ago, it was the site of a large picnic pavilion with a stone fireplace and several stone grills. It was the preferred site for family gatherings, church picnics and civic club events. Reservations often had to be made several months in advance. The park closed at 9 p.m., and since the lights went off, most people vacated the pavilion shortly
thereafter. Then it became the favorite site for lovers, who waited patiently nearby until the last car left. The park was patrolled by county officers who were charged with keeping the sites cleared after closing, but the law was not strictly enforced. Perhaps these officers remembered their youth when they were more amorous and also looked for such smooching spots. I still visit the boat dock occasionally, not to rent a boat or pay a slip fee, but just to stare at a certain spot where a band once performed, where kids laughed and where the stresses of life in the 21st century were not yet experienced or even envisioned. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the new, modern facilities, it’s just that I look at them with a different perspective, one that someone who was there 60 years ago would understand.
home-grown boys love the Vols and will give their all for Tennessee. Dick Williams from Greeneville and Hal Wantland from Columbia and Bill Young from Knoxville South were great captains because they really, really cared. Al Wilson from Jackson? He still bleeds orange. Three named Majors from Huntland or Sewanee? They gave a lot. Curt Watson, Crossville? Fearless, absolutely fearless. Bill Bates from Farragut? Heart and soul. Lester McClain from Nashville? Courage of a champion. Bowden Wyatt, Kingston? Forever a Vol. Hmmm, we’ll think about that. I have thought.
Condredge Holloway came from Huntsville, Ala. He cared, did he ever! Gordon Polofsky somehow found Tennessee from Cranston, R.I. He was blood and guts. Richmond Flowers? Montgomery, Ala., heart of a lion. Stanley Morgan, Easley, S.C.? Any challenge, no limits, lay it on the line. John Michels, Philadelphia, whatever it takes. Steve Kiner, Tampa, oh my. George Cafego, Scarbro, W.Va. Steve DeLong, Norfolk, Va. You get the idea? The numbers game, quality and quantity, dictates that Dooley must recruit near and far. Near is better if other aspects are equal. It is best if Tennessee can attract top talent from
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My favorite trip was in August 2007. We had hit a streak of 100-degree days in Knox Vegas, not unlike last month. When I left Knoxville early that Sunday, the temperature was already 97 degrees. When I landed at the Detroit airport, it was 73. It was a perfect getaway because the Tigers won and the temperature was temperate and Maryville’s own Robinella sang like an angel at The Ark in Ann Arbor. Wife Jennifer and I were in Michigan a few days ago. We went to the 13th annual Michigan ElvisFest in Ypsilanti, near Ann Arbor. OK, I gotta be honest. Even though I am a huge Elvis fan, I didn’t want to go to the festival. I was afraid it was going to be kitschy and tacky, a freak-show parade of Elvis impersonators
sweating too much and singing with too much vibrato. Nope. Class affair. Top talent. Great time. The highlight of the festival was Robert Washington. Robert is a former Marine and lifelong Elvis fan. He got the news about The King’s death while in boot camp. Robert has one of the best Elvis voices I’ve ever heard. Maybe the best I’ve ever heard. He came in second place for three years at the Images of Elvis World Championship, sort of a World Series for Elvis impersonators, in Memphis. Guess why he didn’t win? He happens to be African American. Never mind that when Dewey Phillips started playing Elvis’ recording of “That’s All Right” on Memphis radio in 1954 most lis-
teners thought he was black. Never mind that Washington blew away his competition. He came in second. Three times. He has finally won, I am proud to report. Look him up on YouTube. After the Elvis insanity, we drove to downtown Detroit. We went to see “Ernie” at The City Theatre. It is a hit play written by popular author/columnist Mitch Albom about longtime Detroit Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell. Ernie died in 2010. He left behind a hole the size of his huge heart. Ernie is the only broadcaster in baseball history traded from one baseball team to another for a player. His velvet voice became the summer soundtrack for millions of Michiganders (and a few Detroit Tigers refugees elsewhere in America). When I tell this tale, people ask all the time if I am scared to hang out in downtown Detroit after dark. I say no. It’s like any other city in America. You don’t go to certain sections at night. (And for the record, the most frightening experience I ever had involving an exchange with a disreputable character happened not in Detroit, but at the Wal-
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went on in those is so chilling and horrible you want to cover your ears and reset your brain to eliminate the knowledge that humans are even capable of committing such atrocities. At one camp, prisoners were kept in icy water for days while wearing thermal suits being tested for use by the Luftwaffe – the German Air Force. As for Hitler – who knew that the Fuehrer had Parkinson’s disease and started each day with a hefty shot of methamphetamine, or that his relationship with Eva Braun was kept secret because Hitler claimed to be “married” to
the German people. Even the familiar Volkswagen played a role in the Nazi regime, Edmands said. German citizens were given books, sort of like our old Green Stamp books, and told to buy stamps to fill them up. They were promised that when they filled up a book they would be given a new Volkswagen. It didn’t happen. Instead, all of the money used to purchase the stamps went to the Nazi war machine. And as for the swastikas that once seemed to dot every square foot of the German landscape? Edmands said that in all his trips to
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By Anne Hart History class was never this interesting. At least not where I went to school. But then I’m certain I never had a history teacher as dynamic and entertaining as Donald Edmands. By the time Edmands, speaker at the West Knox Rotary meeting, had finished describing in fascinating detail the personal idiosyncrasies of Adolf Hit-
ler and his inner circle, listeners may not have known whether to laugh or cry, but were surely amazed at what they had heard. Yes, there were a lot of really very interesting personality quirks among those who ran things in Nazi Germany, and it was intriguing to hear Edmands describe them, but then there were the stories of the death camps. What
Robert Washington performs his Elvis Presley tribute at the 13th annual Michigan ElvisFest in Ypsilanti, Mich., on July 14. Photos by Jake Mabe
greens in Fountain City.) passed on the interstate. Does Motown have probLet’s lose the stereotype. lems? Absolutely. But, it is as Don’t mess with Detroit. American as, oh, say, the Ford Visit Jake Mabe online at jakemabe. and General Motors plants I blogspot.com. Germany, he has seen only two of them. This was the second visit to West Knox Rotary for Edmands, and he says he still didn’t finish all he had to say. A retired Air Force colonel, Edmands says he actually had two careers in the Air Force: the first in the regular Air Force and the second in the Air National Guard. Since retirement, he has almost made a career out of studying wars and says he has been to Germany so many times in the last seven years he has lost track of the actual number of trips he has made there. He explains it all this way:
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Prayer before praying Cowboy dinner at Cedar Springs He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” - Luke 11: 1 NRSV The Father who created me With eye benign beholdeth me; The Son who dearly purchased me With eye divine enfoldeth me; The Spirit who so altered me With eye refining holdeth me; In friendliness and love the Three Behold me when I bend the knee. “Before Prayer,” Poems of the Western Highlanders, G.R.D. McLean
Prayer is a mystery in and of itself. What it means, how it works, how it varies from circumstance to circumstance (not to mention voice to voice)—all of these factors are as many and varied as the words that are used. Prayer varies from country to country (and from dinner table to dinner table). There lives in my family’s lore a prayer that was used by a distant relative, whose name, I promise you, was Gideon. There are other stories about him that were colorful and oft-quoted, but he was best remembered for his prayer (and his fondness for the bottle). If Uncle Giddy (as he was known) was present at table, he was always asked to return thanks, because he was, as they say, a “jakeleg” preacher, which meant that he had no formal training: he just “took up” preaching. And he always prayed the same prayer. Always. Word for word. The. Same. Prayer. Reports are that it was beautiful, eloquent, and covered all the necessary elements of a prayer. There were family members who could quote it verbatim; Uncle Giddy liked to eat at my grandmother’s table, so they heard it often. By the time I was old enough to hear and truly appreciate the story, all those who could quote the whole thing were gone. The only part of it that I still remember is a perfectly lovely phrase: “Pardon and pass by our many sins.” Nothing wrong with that at all. The rub came the time my uncle, who had grown
By Theresa Edwards Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church enjoyed a cowboy-themed dinner at its annual mid-summer Wednesday night fellowship dinner July 18 which included music and a dance performance by the Texas Roadhouse Line Dancers. Foods of the Old West were served, including bacon wrapped pork fillets, barbecue garnish, hash brown casserole, chuck wagon beans, corn on the cob, salad, rolls, assorted desserts, and hot dogs for the young’uns. Adding to the fun, five “wanted” posters were displayed, including photos of the pastor, minister of music and three other church members. When a child found and brought in the “wanted” person, the reward was a candy bar. Rebekah Stock was on one of the posters. Normally a blonde, she wore a black wig to hide her identity. “I’m incognito with the wig,” she said, “but my family will probably give away who I am.” Texas Roadhouse provided rolls as part of their “great bread giveaway.” “With 48 to 72 hours no-
up hearing his Uncle Giddy’s prayers, was asked to return thanks at a rather fashionable dinner party. He went absolutely blank— except for Uncle Giddy’s prayer. It was all he could think of, and so he launched into it, utterly terrified that he was going to burst into hysterical laughter at any moment. I remember another time everyone actually did burst into laughter. I was a young mother, living in New Jersey, and had flown here with my little ones for a visit with family. I was scurrying around helping with dinner, getting the Community girls cleaned up from their Services afternoon of play before the other guests arrived for the ■ Concord UMC’s Caregiver Support Group, affiliated meal. Two minutes before with Alzheimer’s Tennessee we were ready to be seated Inc., meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. around the table, there was each first Tuesday in Room a need for a diaper change. 226 at the church, 11020 Mission accomplished, Roane Drive. The next meethands washed, I sat back ing will be Aug. 7. Anyone in down at the table, took a the community who gives deep breath, and Mother care to an elderly individual called on me to return is invited. Refreshments will be served. Info: 675-2835. thanks over the meal. I bowed my head and of- ■ Grace Lutheran Church, fered, “Lord, thank you for 9076 Middlebrook Pike, will host the Crestwood family’s times we are not bored.” community and education There were snickers, but no club meeting 10 a.m. Thursone actually guffawed until day, July 26. Info: 690-8164. after the “Amen.”
Macy, Rebekah, Nicholas and Alex Stock enjoy the cowboy dinner. Photo by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com tice, we can donate up to 300 rolls for any nonprofit organization,” said Matt Sayre, local store marketer for the Morrell Road location. The store will even deliver the rolls. Since the dinner was a cowboy theme, their line dancers came for westernstyle entertainment. Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of Cedar Bluff Road and Kingston Pike.
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Our government at work By Elizabeth Longmire Last week the interns went on a very special adventure and met some very special people. The first stop was the City County Building to watch Judge Dale Workman in the courtroom. We saw the whole trial process with the jury, judge and attorneys. (Editorâ€™s note: An attorney from the law firm with the slogan â€œWeâ€™ll turn your wreck into a checkâ€? represented the plaintiff. On Friday, we learned the trial lasted until 4:30 and the female plaintiff was awarded $8,000; the man zero.) After leaving the courtroom, we ventured upstairs. Little did we know that County Mayor Tim Burchett would invite us into his office to chat and ask questions. What an opportunity!
Burchett was hilarious and such a normal guy. He made sure we were all comfortable and having a good time. (Editorâ€™s note: Burchett showed us some shrapnel he had found with his metal detector, a mayoral hobby. â€œItâ€™s cheaper than a psychiatrist,â€? he said.) After pictures with the mayor we headed out for lunch at The Lunchbox where we met up with Judge Workman and Judge Wheeler
Rosenbalm to talk about the tricks of the courtroom trade and studying the law. It was great to get insight from two men who know so much and are so passionate about their jobs. (Editorâ€™s note: Judge Workman gestured around The Lunchbox, booming, â€œThis place is packed with lawyers! Over there are the medical malpractice ones, and over by the door are some business lawyers, and back here are some criminal defense lawyers.â€? Everyone discretely ignored the judge except one of the malpractice guys. When Workman pointed to his group, the attorney grinned and waved to the interns.) Saying goodbye to the judges, we headed down to the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Detention Center for a tour
from Richard Bean himself. Before the tour began, we met with Judge Tim Irwin in the Juvenile Courtroom adjacent to the Detention Center. He explained his job and the statistics about the center. The Detention Center holds on average 120 kids from the ages of 12-17. During a usual two- to three-day stay, the judge said, â€œThe goal is to straighten out kids by the age of 18.â€? Fewer kids have been coming in to the detention center over the years, which is a thrill. Irwin is so passionate about his job he said, â€œI even like it better than my 14 years in the NFL.â€? (Editorâ€™s note: Judge Irwin told intern Mitchell Kolinsky he knew his grandfather, Frank Kolinsky, a former UT Vol tackle who passed away in 2011.) Every time a kid comes into court, the Judge asks, â€œHave you been treated OK?â€? He hasnâ€™t heard the answer â€œnoâ€? in his six years on the bench. He says, â€œI promise you, you are going to see the nicest kiddy-jail in the land.â€?
County Mayor Tim Burchett shows the interns photos of individuals he has met, including U.S. Rep. John Duncan Jr., former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson and actor Johnny Knoxville. His final, encouraging words were, â€œThis is the ultimate court for second chances.â€? After pictures with the judge, we headed on the tour with Bean, a man equally passionate about his job. He
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The ultimate court of second chances By Madeline Lonas Eight kids walk into Juvenile Court, how many walk out? Hopefully, if it’s the Shopper-News interns, all of them do. Last week the interns went to Juvenile Court and met Judge Tim Irwin and Richard Bean, superintendent at the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Detention Facility. The facility is a nice place to visit and it’s very well kept, but I would never want to be sent there. Judge Irwin, assisted by seven magistrates, presides over the hearings for accused juvenile offenders and determines their fate. Children can be sent to the detention center if they commit a petty crime, such as shoplifting or unruly behavior, or huge crimes like murder or rape. The state of Tennessee requires children from ages 6-18 to attend school. If a child has a high absentee rate or if the parents are neglectful about the child’s attendance, both will be sent to court. The state will take custody if the parents fail to deliver their children to school. The judge said about 750 children are in state custody for various reasons. The prescription drug epidemic is keeping the juvenile court busy and accounts for the majority of new cases, he said. Judge Irwin cares deeply about children. He wants
kids to know he is there to help them, not hurt them. (Editor’s note: We once spotted Judge Irwin wearing jeans at graduation of the Paul Kelley Volunteer Academy in Knoxville Center mall, another place for second chances. He said “one of mine is graduating.”) Richard Bean gave us a tour of the detention facility. He told us that 80 boys and 40 girls are housed currently in separate parts of the facility. Usually children stay for two or three days, but Bean had one stay almost three years. She left with “boxes of crafts,” he said. When kids are admitted, they get a shower and a change of clothes (boys wear orange, girls wear blue). The child also gets a health check. A nurse works at the facility daily and a physician visits each Friday. The day begins at 6 a.m.
with reveille. Everyone attends school for seven hours. The kids can watch one hour of television, but only if they behave. Surprisingly, there is a variety of choices of TV channels from which to choose. Weekend activities include books from a wellstocked library. Like the detention center for adults, this juvenile center has animals: goats for the boys and rabbits for the girls. Animals provide companionship and are very good listeners. And the goats have the added benefit of eating grass. Employees are dedicated to the kids. The facility is not a place full of criminals, but a place full of children who deserve second chances. They are kids and kids make mistakes; that is what makes them human. This is why Judge Irwin calls this detention center the ultimate court of second chances.
A view of the rooms (pods) inside the juvenile detention center. The pods are separated into four areas and feature a common area for television viewing.
Richard Bean discusses how the juvenile detention center operates with interns Jacob Messing and Mitchell Kolinsky.
Chill Zavadil pets a goat at the juvenile detention center. The goats provide stress relief and a listening ear when residents at the center have a problem or just need to talk.
Judge Tim Irwin presides over cases in the juvenile court and tries to give each defendant a second chance. Judge Tim Irwin poses for pictures with the interns. Pictured inside the courtroom are: (front) Melinda Taylor, Elizabeth Longmire, Caroline Longmire, Madeline Lonas, Chill Zavadil, Ethan Sanders, Jacob Messing; (back) Mitchell Kolinsky and Judge Irwin. Photos by Ruth White
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NEWS FROM WEBB SCHOOL OF KNOXVILLE
Webb’s Upper School: Making the most of high school
By Scott Hutchinson, Webb School President
number of factors contribute to a positive high school experience that pays real dividends for a student beyond his/her high school years. Certainly parent support and the value that is placed on education in the family can be a cornerstone, but the three primary inﬂuences that are critical to one’s optimal high school experience Hutchinson are the challenge and relevance of the curriculum, the quality of the adult leader in the classroom, and the inﬂuence of positive peers. If a student is taking interesting and thought-provoking classes being
taught by highly qualiﬁed and engaging teachers, and is surrounded by and interacting with peers who want to learn and are willing to do the work to learn, the four years of high school can be inspirational and life-changing. At Webb’s Upper School, those three areas – creating a challenging curriculum, hiring and developing exceptional teachers, and admitting and developing students who want to be productive in school – are the focus of considerable energy and the reasons that Webb graduates have successful careers in college and beyond. ■ At Webb, creating a challenging curriculum is exemplified by the school’s Advanced Placement (AP) program. Last year, in a 460-student high school in which the bulk of the AP courses
Being taught by a person of high competency and by a person who is genuinely interested in one’s welfare both inside and outside the classroom can, and often does, make a positive impact on a student and their desire to stretch.
At Webb School, 89 percent of Upper School faculty hold advanced degrees, and their demonstrated commitment to continual learning within their respective fields through degree programs and professional workshops proves a significant value-added component in the quality of their instruction.
were taken by 240 juniors and seniors, 192 students took 422 AP exams and 86 percent of those students received a score of 3 or higher on the exams, and the majority of those students received a 4 or 5. That means that not only are up to 24 AP courses offered at Webb in a wide array of disciplines, but that vast numbers of students are actually taking the courses and doing well in them. Many of Webb’s graduates enter their respective universities with enough credits to enroll as second semester freshmen, and some could enroll as sophomores. Again, offering high-end courses that stretch students’ thinking and prepare them for success in college is a core mission of Webb’s Upper School and a key underpinning in making one’s high school years both productive and enjoyable.
… offering high-end courses that stretch students’ thinking and prepare them for success in college is a core mission of Webb’s Upper School and a key underpinning in making one’s high school years both productive and enjoyable.
In Webb’s Upper School, for example, the median G.P.A of the ■ Our Upper School’s highly Class of 2012 was 3.65. With ten qualified faculty members are National Merit Finalists and nine principally responsible for leadCommended Scholars within that ing students to invest deeply in class of 118 alone, 16 percent of learning, and guiding them in Webb’s seniors received National their daily coursework. Merit distinction. Imagine being Eighty-nine percent of our Upper at a larger school with 600 seniors School faculty hold advanced degrees, and having 16 percent of them – or and their demonstrated commitment 96 students – raising the level of to continual learning within their thinking and conversation within respective ﬁelds through degree their classes. In Webb’s Upper School programs and professional workshops last year, there were 75 AP Scholars proves a signiﬁcant value-added – an AP Scholar being someone component in the quality of their who took at least three AP exams instruction. Being taught by a person and scored at least 3 on each exam. of high competency and by a person Again, imagine those numbers being who is genuinely interested in one’s translated to a larger school and welfare both inside and outside the consider the powerful influence of classroom can, and often does, make a that many high-achieving students on positive impact on a student and their the culture of a high school. desire to stretch. In the increasingly competitive ■ Individual students can be mo- world of today, and more importantly tivated by a number of factors to for high school students, the world of tomorrow, using the four years of work hard and take advantage high school to mature and develop of their high school years, but is becoming more important. The almost all students would agree that being immersed in a culture foundation built through a challenging and strong four years of high school with universally high expectacan be positive and life changing, tions within one’s peer group is and at Webb School of Knoxville, we a powerful and positive motivator for doing one’s best. appreciate and practice that belief.
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If you are one of the nearly 40 percent of women who have â€œdenseâ€? breast tissue, then the 3-D digital mammography is for you. In Knoxville, tomosynthesis (a.k.a. 3-D digital mammography) is only available at Parkwest Medical Center. Women whose breasts are comprised of less fat and more glandular tissue have â€œdenseâ€? breasts, according to doctors. On a mammogram, this dense tissue appears white. Cancerous tumors also appear white, making it very difďŹ cult sometimes to see the tumor. In comparison, a fatty breast is radiolucent, meaning it produces a dark background which makes a small, white tumor much easier to see. â€œItâ€™s like looking for a single snowďŹ‚ake in the middle of a snowstorm,â€? said Parkwest radiologist Amanda Squires, M.D., describing the difďŹ culty of ďŹ nding cancer in a dense tissue breast with a regular mammogram. â€œWith traditional mammography, we only have the two images of each breast. With tomosynthesis, we can scroll through the series of images, much like watching a movie. It gives much clearer images and more of them to work with. Tomosynthesis makes it easier to detect cancer early and also allows for fewer false positive results.â€? Digital tomosynthesis creates a 3-D picture of the breast using X-rays. It is different from a standard mammogram in the same
way a ball differs from a circle. The ball is 3-D; the circle is ďŹ‚at. Two-dimensional mammography usually only takes two X-rays of each breast from different angles: one from top to bottom and one from side to side. The breast is pulled away from the body, compressed and held between two glass plates to ensure that the whole breast is viewed. The compression also causes overlapping of the breast tissue. A breast cancer can be hidden in the overlapping tissue and not show up on the mammogram. 3-D digital mammography eliminates this potential problem.
â€œItâ€™s like looking for a single snowflake in the middle of a snowstorm.â€? - Dr. Amanda Squires, describing the difficulty of finding cancer in a dense tissue breast with a regular mammogram Digital tomosynthesis takes multiple X-ray pictures of each breast from many angles. The breast is positioned the same way it is in a conventional mammogram, but only a little pressure is applied â€” just enough to keep the
breast in a stable position during the procedure. The X-ray tube moves in an arc around the breast while 11 images are taken during a seven-second examination. Then the information is sent to a computer, where it is assembled
to produce clear, highly focused 3-dimensional images throughout the breast. â€œTomosynthesis builds upon the success of existing mammography,â€? Squires said. â€œOver time, we expect that 3-D mammography will become the new standard in breast cancer screening and detection.â€? Squires said the radiation dose for the combined exam (standard mammogram plus tomosynthesis at the same time) is essentially equivalent to the prior non-digital mammograms that were used for more than 30 years. The study is completed in about ďŹ ve minutes which is much faster than whole breast ultrasound. The FDA thoroughly considered the radiation issue before approving tomosynthesis for use in screening and diagnostic exams and ruled that the beneďŹ t of the additional information available to the radiologist outweighs any potential risk. For now, tomosynthesis will be used as a complement to existing mammography and will be performed along with a conventional mammogram â€“ at the same time on the same scanner. This technology is currently being performed at facilities such as Duke, Emory, Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Yale. While it has received FDA approval, 3-D mammography is not yet covered by all insurance plans. The cost of the procedure is $125. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Parkwest Comprehensive Breast Center at 865-373-7010.
What is breast density? Breast density refers to the amount of fat and tissue in the breast as seen on a mammogram. A dense breast has more tissue than fat. Younger women usually have dense breasts. As women get older, their breasts become less dense. After menopause, breast tissue of most women is replaced by fat. Some older women who use postmenopausal hormones may have higher breast density, though, until they stop using hormones.
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Women with dense breasts have an increased risk of breast cancer. Unfortunately, we donâ€™t yet know why breast density is related to breast cancer. Research is ongoing.
Screening for women with dense breasts Dense breasts make it difďŹ cult to detect breast cancer on a mammogram. Dense breast tissue can look white or light gray on a mammogram and cancer can also look white or light gray. As a result, mammograms may not be as effective in women
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Top walkers, sponsors, Champions for the Cause, and key volunteers for Alzheimerâ€™s Tennessee are celebrating record-breaking fundraising totals for the Knoxville Alzheimerâ€™s Tennessee Walk. During the annual appreciation luncheon on July 19, Champion for the Cause and former UT football coach Phillip Fulmer shared that the April 2012 event raised $240,575. Corporate sponsors contributed $75,830 of that total, while walkers raised the remaining $164,745. This yearâ€™s event totals are a 14 percent increase over last yearâ€™s. All proceeds raised stay in Tennessee or support top research as determined by Tennesseans. Alzheimerâ€™s Tennessee is a locallyincorporated 501(c)(3) notfor-profit group founded by area families in 1983. Info: 544.6288 or www.alztennessee.org.
The pandorus sphinx moth boasts a healthy size and can be found in gardens, meadows and near forest edges. It enjoys warmer climates. This one was found near King College at Hardin Valley Road and was not harmed in taking the photo. Photo by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com
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vironmental education and conservation. More information may be found online at www.nationalmothweek. org/ where you can also register your moth event. The Entomology Society of America has chosen Knoxville for its 60th annual meeting Nov. 11-14. This yearâ€™s theme is â€œA Global Society for a Global Science.â€? The conference will provide insight into many of the worldâ€™s most vexing problems on the subject, aiding entomologists in their research.
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COMMUNITY CLUBS â– Memoir Writers meet 7 p.m. each second Thursday at Panera Bread, 733 Louisville Road in Alcoa.
REUNIONS â– Central High School Class of 1944 will have its 2012 reunion at noon Thursday, Aug. 16, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Info/registration: Carolyn C. Mynatt, 584-9530 or Dr. Jim Tumblin, firstname.lastname@example.org. â– Central High School Class of 1948 will hold its 64th reunion Saturday, July 28, at All Occasion Catering, 922 N. Central Ave. Fellowship starts at 11 a.m. with lunch at noon. Info: Mary Frances Tucker, 539-6242 or email email@example.com. â– Halls High School Class of
Jackson 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. â– Halls High School Class of 1992 will hold its 20-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 1, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Info: Jennifer Corum, 654-1317 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. â– Standard Knitting Mills reunion is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the John T. Oâ€™Connor Senior Center. Any employee or relative is welcome. Food donations are accepted; limited to finger foods. Info: 523-5463. â– Wilkerson Reunion is 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Big Ridge State Park. Bring a covered dish.
You can meet all of these adoptable animals at YWACâ€™s facility on Division Street. Hours there are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Or see all of the shelterâ€™s animals online at www. young-williams.org.
UT NOTES â– The Rock, a campus landmark located at the corner of Volunteer Boulevard and Pat Summitt Street, will be blocked off for its own protection â€“ and that of would-be painters â€“ while crews perform necessary utility, sidewalk and guttering work around the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, currently under construction. The Rock and its new surrounding sidewalks are expected to reopen in midAugust, before students return to campus.
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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: 546-4661 or www.cancersupportet.org.
Medic continues to struggle to meet the needs of its service area of 21 counties and 27 area hospitals. All blood types are needed. During the month of July, donors will receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich. Those who donate between July 23-27 will also receive a ticket to a Smokies game.
■ 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 www. covenanthealth.com/bodyworks or call 541-4500 to find a location near you.
Donors can donate at a number of daily mobile sites or one of two fixed sites: 1601 Ailor Ave. and 11000 Kingston Pike in Farragut. Blood drives in your area: ■ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, July 23, Tennova Health and Fitness between Powell and Halls, inside conference room.
■ 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: Trish or Amanda, 218-7081.
■ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, July 23, Walmart on Chapman Highway, Bloodmobile.
The Early Bird Special band entertains at the Strang Senior Center’s summer party. Band members are: Vern Lindsey, Steve Grimsley, Kathy Huber and Kelley Massey. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com
Summer party at Strang By Theresa Edwards The Strang Senior Center celebrated with a summer party July 18 featuring entertainment by the Early Bird Special band and refreshments provided by Elmcroft of West Knoxville. The band performed a variety of folk and country music, including songs by John Denver, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Peter, Paul and Mary. Some of the audience sang along, “almost heaven, West Virginia … country roads take me home to the place where I belong.” “You can sing along if you like,” said Vern Lindsey. “That’s right, because we’ll always be louder,” chimed in vocalist Kathy Huber. Blake McCoy of Independent Insurance Consultants provided goody bags for everyone and door prizes of two T-shirts and a $50
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■ 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, July 25, Food City on Asheville Highway, Bloodmobile. ■ 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 26, Food City on Clinton Highway, Bloodmobile.
■ 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 26, UT Medical Center, inside Woods Auditorium. ■ 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 27, Food City on Kingston Pike, Bloodmobile.
■ 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: Rebecca Gill, 6027807, or www.namiknox.org.
■ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, July 27, Honda and Yamaha of Knoxville, 5828 Clinton Highway, Bloodmobile. ■ 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 30, Papa Murphy’s Pizza locations at Cedar Bluff, North Broadway, Chapman Highway and Farragut, Bloodmobile. (Free large one topping pizza for donors.)
Sharron Horton, Louise Dech and Peggy Jansen applaud as the band finishes a song by John Denver. gift card to Oasis Day Spa. Speaking of singing, the Strang Women’s Chorus will have its first practice for newcomers 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. Sign-up sheet
is at the front desk. The “Walk with Walgreens” contest between local senior centers will run Aug. 1 through Oct. 31. Pedometers are avail-
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able at Walgreens. Log your steps and report them to the Strang Center to help them win. First place prize is $500, second place $200 and third place $100.
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■ The “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” 5K will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum Plaza, 800 Howard Baker Ave. Registration opens at 2 p.m. Info: 558-4048 or www.makingstridesknoxville. org.
■ 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, Papa Murphy’s Pizza in South Knox, Bloodmobile. (Free large, one-topping pizza for donors.
■ 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: Penny Sparks, 544-6279.
Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old weighing 120 pounds with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and have positive identification.
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■ “An Introduction to the Alexander Technique” will be taught 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at West Hills library. Admission is free but preregistration is required. Info: Lilly Sutton, 387-7600 or visit www.lillysutton.com. ■ 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.
■ 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 26, KPA on Clinch Avenue, Bloodmobile.
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LOST DOG, REWARD Black Lab Mix, Merchants Rd. Call 423-742-2165.
■ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, TDS Telecom, 10025 Investment Drive, Bloodmobile.
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Advances in sleep treatment can help YOU stop snoring There’s never been a better time to get a good night’s rest, according to Scott Vogt, director of the Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center. With the latest in sleep disorder treatments, your sleep problems – especially loud snoring – can be cured, says Vogt. “Snoring is not normal,” he explains. “Snoring happens because there’s something obstructing your airway at night.” Loud snoring is often caused by a common condition called obstructive sleep apnea. This is when a person’s airway relaxes during sleep and narrows. As the person tries to breathe, the air must squeeze through the narrow opening, causing the snoring rattle. If the airway closes completely, the patient will stop breathing for a second and gasp for air. This can happen hundreds of times each night, preventing the person from getting into a deep state of sleep. During the day, the sleep apnea sufferer often has headaches, mental distraction and fatigue. He or she is also at a higher risk for hypertension, heart attack, stroke and even diabetes, Vogt says. “In the deeper stages of sleep, the brain releases chemicals to heal the body,” explains Vogt. “So when you’re constantly having sleep apnea events, the body doesn’t heal itself.” Fortunately, the treatment for
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Published on Jul 22, 2012