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VOL. 5, NO. 36
SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
At home Bill Cogdill didn’t want to move, but he’s finding friends at NHC Farragut. See page B-3
Farewell, Moms 101 Shannon Carey ends her run as our columnist for Moms 101. She’s afraid her kid will find out what she’s been writing! See column on page A-9
West Knoxville resident Tammy Doyle holds a copy of a Family Circle article Matthews United Church in Lewisporte became an emergency shelter followabout the 6,000 people, including her, who were hosted by the people of New- ing the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the U.S. Photo submitted foundland on Sept. 11, 2001. Photo by Wendy Smith
An unexpected layover
is all about food this week. “I didn’t plan it ...” she says. See story on page A-2
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Ten years ago … Jake Mabe recalls his first trip to New York, 10 days before 9/11, and visiting Ground Zero five months later. See page A-6
By Wendy Smith
Most remember Sept. 11, 2001, as a day filled with shock and horror, a day when evil left an indelible mark on our country. But the coming days were proof that the very worst circumstances can sometimes bring out the very best in people. West Knoxville resident Tammy Doyle received a generous dose of kindness on that fateful day. She is now a nursing supervisor at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, but in 2001, she was a U.S. Air Force major stationed in Bitburg, Germany. On Sept. 11, she was on a jumbo jet with three colleagues, bound for a meeting in Atlanta, Ga. The plane was over the Altantic when the pilot announced that an indicator light had come on, necessitating an emergency landing in Gander, Newfoundland. When the
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By the time they filed into Gander International Airport, it was full of food, toiletries, even medications – anything they could possibly need, says Doyle. Along with passengers from three other flights, they were bused 40 miles north to a small fishing town called Lewisporte, where residents were waiting with open arms. Doyle and her fellow passengers were taken to St. Matthews United Church, where beds had been made up for them in the sanctuary. Food and necessities were provided in abundance, along with a television that would give passengers their first glimpse of the U.S. tragedy. “It’s not really real until you see it,” she recalls. In spite of the circumstances, the layover was surprisingly festive. Passengers and residents mingled around town, and flight numbers and pilots’ excuses for landing were swapped. A small bar offered karaoke and line dancing, and passengers shopped for changes of clothes. The generosity of the residents,
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plane landed, he admitted that the flight was actually diverted due to an emergency in the U.S. Passengers were informed that two planes had crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, and one had crashed into the Pentagon. Delta Flight 15 was the 37th of 38 jets to land in Gander that day. The tiny town of 10,000 was suddenly host to 6,595 guests – with no itinerary. Passengers were kept on planes while an emergency plan was executed. They were told that only one meal would be served, and instructed to keep aircraft doors and windows closed. Contacting family in Germany on the plane’s international phones was difficult, but calling the U.S. was easier. Doyle got in touch with her parents in Monterey, Tenn., and asked them to call her husband and young sons in Bitburg. Her father told her the fate of a fourth plane that had crashed in a Pennsylvania field. Flight 15 passengers were deplaned, with no luggage, after being on board for more than 28 hours.
By Larry Van Guilder Just as the new school year begins, County Mayor Tim Burchett celebrates his first year in office. What “marks” has the mayor earned since last September? Geography: Burchett may be the most peripatetic mayor in Knox County history. His community conferences regularly take him around the county on listening tours. He has been criticized for sometimes forgetting that the city of Knoxville is part of the county, at least during budget preparation, and some would say he’s more familiar with Carter than Farragut. But those are largely political issues rather than intellectual shortcomings. C+ Math: A good teacher is essential to excelling in this subject. John Troyer is a first rate financial guru, and Troyer guided the mayor through an inaugural budget that included a plan to shave the coun-
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Mike Ragsdale engineered for three departing senior staff members. That faux pas hurt Burchett’s credibility out of the gate and lowers his grade to a C. Civics: This is a tough one. The mayor’s stand on Carter Elementary School is not one you would expect a veteran politician to take. Investing loads of political capital in a project to help one community when other parts of the county need help could come back to haunt the mayor in a few years. But Burchett will tell you he has Tim Burchett File Photo a soft spot for the underdog, and while that may not be characteristic ty’s debt by $100 million over five of an ambitious politician, it isn’t a years. Give the mayor a B. trait to be scorned. BCommunication Skills: The It’s only fair to ask the mayor for mayor excels in one-on-one situa- his take on his first year in office. tions. He’s personable and given to We posed several questions. plain talk. Q: Would you do anything differEarly on there was some serious ently? miscommunication about the sevA: “I never even think about stuff erance package deal former Mayor that way. … Lots of times it’s not
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who welcomed visitors into their homes to use showers, impressed the travelers. When Doyle took a midnight stroll to the church’s restroom, she was surprised to see a local woman who had served dinner. Doyle asked when she planned to go home. “I’m not leaving this place until you do,” she replied. It took three days for the jets to receive clearance to depart from Gander. It was hard for Delta staff to keep the passengers of Flight 15 in their seats during the trip to Atlanta, given the close relationships that had formed in Newfoundland. Another gesture of goodwill occurred during the flight. Passengers made pledges totaling $20,000 for scholarships for students in Lewisporte, and another $20,000 was raised after the travelers got home. It was an act of appreciation for a community that gave its best to total strangers. “Their hospitality was amazing, especially because they sustained it for so long,” Doyle says. “They were there for us the entire time.”
how you start but how you finish.” Q: What’s the most surprising thing you’ve learned since taking office? A: “I really didn’t have that many surprises.” Burchett added he had to be careful not to get too insulated from his constituents. Q: What’s been your greatest challenge? A: “This Carter thing has been a real challenge. … We’ve had so many roadblocks. … But I don’t have time to sit and feel sorry for myself.” Q; What’s the most enjoyable aspect of the job? A: “I enjoy just getting out and meeting folks. (When you’re talking to someone) right then, that’s the most important thing in that person’s life.” Burchett gave himself a “solid C” for his first year in office and said he tries to do “a little better every day.” He said he spends time every morning in his office thinking and praying about the work ahead. Despite the challenges, he confesses his life could be worse: “Nearly every day is gravy on allbiscuit wheels.”
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Dave Stridde, Rob Fair, Scott Overholt, Howard Cusick, Jeremy Shoemaker, Joe Bryant, Barbara Bryant and Travis Kobler prepare barbecue to serve to the homeless. Joe Bryant’s operation, “Black-Eyed Joe’s BBQ,” has worked with Lost Sheep Ministries for two years. Lori Thumler, Justice Wright, Rebekah Saylor, Dalton Wayman, Amber Kay and Meredith Beach work a line assembling meals during Feed the Need, a community service project held in conjunction with Worship in the City. Photos by Wendy Smith
Compassionate food I didn’t plan it, but this week’s column is all about food. The Knoxville festival season will soon be in full swing, and that will give us the opportunity to enjoy food in a way that has very little to do with sustenance. (Think baklava at
Greekfest.) But this week, the focus is on those who don’t have enough to eat and those who choose not to eat in the name of spiritual awakening. I hope that it will inspire Shopper readers to appreciate what they have on their plates and perhaps move us all to share.
specially designed for kids with malnutrition. Assembly line work would be grueling for eight hours, but even my kids managed to ■ Feeding the fun during our two-hour need in Knoxville have block. We got tickled seeing and beyond each other in hair nets, and Hundreds of volunteers the music almost made us pitched in last week at Feed forget our aching feet. The status updates were the Need, a communitywide service project held at the best part, and we were the Knoxville Convention thrilled to learn that 55,000 Center in conjunction with meals were packaged durthe Christian music festival ing our Friday evening time slot. Even better is the fact Worship in the City. The goal was to assemble that Lori Klonaris, who and package 1 million meals dreamed up the project to feed the hungry in the while managing the Square Knoxville area and in places Room and Café 4, reports where one meal can mean that the tally reached 1 milthe difference between life lion just after 11 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27. and death. Humanitarian food-aid organization Kids Against ■ Fasting yields Hunger magically transenlightenment formed the convention cenand empathy ter into a food packaging Our Islamic neighbors plant. Teams of eight volunteers ran dozens of lines celebrated the end of the that assembled packages holy month of Ramadan containing rice, vegetables, last week, and the Knoxville soy and vegetarian chicken Turkish Cultural Center inflavoring. The concoction is vited community members
madan. The last day of fasting is generally broken with high-quality Ismail Golgeci celebrates the end of Ra- food, says Golgemadan with baklava. The Knoxville Turk- ci – and that was true ish Cultural Center invited community certainly of this meal. Samembers to share a meal on the last day vory meatballs of Islamic holy month. with potatoes and peppers, lentil soup, and to share a meal to break the pilaf made the evening a celebration – even for guests final day of fasting. Ramadan is the ninth who weren’t fasting. month of the Islamic lunar calendar, which comes 10 ■ Barbecue days earlier each year, acis Bryant’s cording to Ismail Golgeci, a ‘first fruits’ doctoral student in logistics The last Wednesday of evat UT. During Ramadan, no food or drink is consumed ery month, West Knoxville between sunrise and sunset. resident Joe Bryant packs In addition to spiritual en- up meat he’s been smoking lightenment, the fast helps for hours and takes it to a Muslims learn patience and shady spot under the interunderstand the poor, he says. state where several hundred In Turkey, there is a tradi- of Knoxville’s neediest share tion of drummers roaming a restaurant-quality meal. He calls his portable opthe streets before sunrise to wake people for their Suhoor, eration “Black-Eyed Joe’s or pre-dawn meal. The meal BBQ.” He carts his equipto break the fast is called the ment in a trailer that was Iftar, and most cities offer built in his dad’s hot rod shop with this ministry in free public Iftar dinners. Local Turkish families mind. He got the idea when broke their fast together at he first observed Lost Sheep the cultural center a few Ministry’s weekly meals times each week during Ra- under the bridge and no-
ticed that volunteers mostly served leftovers. He wondered what it would look like if the homeless were offered someone’s best stuff, or “first fruits,” from a biblical perspective. Four hundred people who can forget their problems for an hour or two – that’s what it looks like. He also serves hot dogs once a month, but it’s the barbecue that brings out volunteers in droves, perhaps for the chance to snag a saucy sandwich. “People come without being asked,” he says. “There’s an overflowing of help.” Lost Sheep Ministry is run by the remarkable Maxine Raines, who was homeless herself as a child. She felt the call to serve Knoxville’s homeless 21 years ago when she was visiting Washington, D.C., and saw the number of people living on the street. “God set me up, that’s what he did,” she laughs. The ministry provides a hot meal, as well as clothing, a medical station and a church service, each Wednesday night under the bridge.
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Knoxville Fellows aim to make a difference By Wendy Smith They are six young men and six young women who live together, serve together and study together. And they just might be the next leaders of Knoxville. They are the 2012 class of the Knoxville Fellows. This is the fifth class to participate in the 10-month program that provides realworld work experience, mentoring from Christian leaders in the business community and graduate level seminary credit. The goal of the program is to prepare future leaders to practice “marketplace” ministry, as opposed to traditional ministry. “We want to teach young people to integrate their faith with their secular vocation,” explains Rick Kuhlman, director of the Knoxville Fellows. The new class moved into apartments at 4 Market Square at the beginning of August. They are all college graduates and have been placed in paid internships that are related to their major. They work four days a week and spend each Friday in class. When they complete the program next spring, they’ll receive 12 graduate credit hours from Reform Theological Seminary. Their responsibilities don’t end at 5 p.m. They have “check-in” time at Kuhlman’s home on Tuesdays, volunteer at Emerald Youth Foundation on Wednesdays and meet in small groups on Thursdays. They also spend an hour each week with carefully selected mentors. The program is competitive and comes at a cost. Each participant pays $9,800, which includes
NOTES ■ West Knox Lions Club meets 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at Shoney’s on Lovell Road. ■ West Knoxville Kiwanis Club meets 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Shoney’s on Walker Springs Road. ■ The Council of West Knox County Homeowners will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Johnathan Griswold, community outreach manager for Knox County, will discuss neighborhood outreach and there will be updates from county commissioners and the Sheriff ’s office. Info: www.cwkch.com. ■ Goodwill’s 27th annual Vintage Fashion Show will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Hilton Downtown Knoxville. Dinner starts at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $40 each or $375 for a table of 10, including dinner. RSVP by calling 588-8567. Pre-show shopping from 5 to 6:15 p.m. for $5 admission. ■ Greekfest will be held 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike. There will be food, music, dancing, costumes, shopping and more. Friday is kids’ day. Admission is $2 (free for children 12 and under) Weekend passes are available for $3. Park and ride from West High School and the lower lot of Western Plaza.
Knoxville Fellows Katie Connell, Nadim Jubran, Calvin Dillenger and Chelsey Ellis share a laugh during “check-in” time at the home of Fellows Director Rick Kuhlman. Photo by Wendy Smith rent, credit hours and several weekend retreats. An adventure retreat in August that included a night in a cave helped the Fellows get better acquainted. Nine members of this year’s class are from Knoxville. They are all Christians, but come from various denominations. The main thing they have in common, says Kuhlman, is that they want to make a difference. Carrie Ray, from Naples, Fla., was a psychology major at Elon University in North Carolina. She is interning at Knox Area Rescue Ministries. She’s still getting her feet wet at KARM, but hopes to work her way up to being a case manager. She loves her job and says the opportunity to be placed in an internship in her chosen field is one of the reasons she chose to participate in the Fellows program. She has benefitted from what she calls “authentic”
relationships with other Fellows. They’ve only been together for a month, but they’ve already been very honest with each other, she says. “We’re here to go deep.” The Fellows have also learned a few things about living and working in the real world. University of Alabama graduate Nadim Jubran says his eyes have been opened by living downtown. “There are a lot of homeless people, and every one has a story. I would never have cared if I’d stayed in West Knoxville.” Carson-Newman graduate Katelyn Pardue says the standard of community among the Fellows has changed how she interacts with coworkers. She’s more likely to engage with them than she would have been if she were living at home with her parents, she says. Katie Connell, who graduated from David Lipscomb University, appre-
■ Free flu shots will be given during the 17th annual Free Flu Shot Saturday 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 24, at West High School while supplies last. Anyone age 4 and older is eligible. Donations benefit the Empty Stocking Fund. Info: www.knoxnews.com/charities.
ciates having company as she enters the real world. “We’re all going through the challenges of starting real-life jobs and living together. It’s fun, but parts of it are hard.” Each participant is given the opportunity to develop as a Christian leader and engage with the community, but it’s up to them to do the work, says Kuhlman. “They’ve been given all the right components, but the Fellows have to be all in to make this successful.”
Emerald Sports guides swimmers to success Emerald Sports swim coach Bryden Banister instructs student swimmer Jimmy McNair during a summer lesson. This was the fifth season for the swim program at Emerald Sports, part of the Emerald Youth Foundation which helps guide Knoxville’s at-risk youth into adulthood. Info: www.emeraldyouth.org. Photo submitted
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Mayor is boxed in on Carter Let’s be clear. This take on the Carter school issue has nothing to do with whether building a new school or renovating the old one is the best choice. The topic is the cold calculus of politics. Mayor Tim Burchett’s push to build a new elementary school for Carter has puzzled observers outside that community from the beginning. It’s been billed as the fulfillment of a promise made well before Burchett took office. The mayor, for reasons he best understands, undertook to make good the pledge of a predecessor. It’s worth noting the “pledge” was made before the economy fell off a cliff. It was made before Burchett decided to trim the county’s debt by $100 million over five years. It was made before the county passed the decade mark without a property tax increase. And it was made before the mayor decided the only way to fund a new school for one community was to sell assets that presumably belong to and benefit the entire county. It was also made in the face of undeniable evidence that many of the county’s schools are in dire need. Selling off county assets may raise the $14-$16 million dollars needed to build the new Carter school, but what does the mayor do for an encore when other communities come calling? Burchett’s plan for Carter is ad hoc, a self-limiting strategy. Let’s consider the crux of the mayor’s dilemma. By a wide margin, those other communities outstrip Carter in two areas of interest to any officeholder who seeks reelection: voters and money. Recently, in an off the record conversation, a current county official who has held elected office for some time confessed to being baffled. Why would the mayor expend so much political capital on an issue that – at best – is of no interest to the majority of Knox County residents? Burchett’s sympathy for the children and parents in the community seems genuine, but sympathy hasn’t carried an election recently. This official agreed that a Burchett opponent in 2014 might use Carter as a cudgel if a new school is built at the expense of renovating other deteriorating schools. It’s a numbers game, and the mayor’s supporters on Carter will be outnumbered. The Devon Group’s sudden about face brought the problem into sharp relief. The school board fi xed a deadline of Oct. 17 for all plans to be in place in order to move forward. But that deadline was based on the Devon Group’s proposal, and school board counsel Michael Kelly has opined that the board can rescind its approval. Now to the cold political calculation. The Carter community needs relief; the mayor will need votes. From the latter perspective, the best political outcome for Burchett is to bring the proposal back to the school board and have it rejected. The mayor can say he gave it his best, but the school board stymied him. To those who say this makes pawns of the children and parents in Carter, welcome to reality. Contact Larry Van Guilder at email@example.com.
Corryton community welcomes Roddy Corryton community member Mary Louise Davis chats with 6th District Senate candidate Marilyn Roddy during a hot dog supper at the Corryton Senior Center. Photo by Ruth White
Home, sweet home at Minvilla
outright, but she could fall a few votes short of the 50 percent plus one she needs. It is unlikely that Hultquist will do better than fourth. However, his public appearances and debate participation have generally been respectably presented. He knows the issues and has given a real position on several. His appearance at the
hosted a reunion of former campaign aides, administration officials and friends in Nashville in July. Attending from Knoxville were Betty Sterchi, former state Rep. Tom Jensen and wife Carolyn, former Gov. of American Samoa Frank Barnett and wife Carolyn, as well as former Knoxville Journal reporter Ralph Griffith, and Dunn’s Commissioner of Finance Lewis Donelson, now 94, from Memphis. Dunn is in remarkably good health as is his wife, Betty, and living in Nashville. He is chairing the Mitt Romney for President campaign in Tennessee. Mayor Brown: Mayor Daniel Brown got married Aug. 27 and became the first
Knoxville mayor in more than a century to marry while in office. Knoxville also now has a new first lady, his wife, Cathy, after going almost eight months without a first lady. When my wife, Joan, was first lady, she used to say it was “work for two and pay for one.” She also did an incredibly good job, even if I say so. Barbara Pelot: If you have been wondering why there have not been photos of former Council member Barbara Pelot in the Shopper at Long’s Drug Store the last few weeks, it is because she has been ill which included a hospital stay. Best wishes to her for a full recovery and getting back to Long’s for coffee.
Betty Bean “Surviving,” he says, thinking back to Christmas Eve 2009 in Kingsport when he was so desperate for a place to get out of the cold that he went out and got himself arrested. Earlier that year, he’d walked all the way there from Atlanta to stay with relatives after his 20-year job with a carnival faded away. By the holidays, relationships had gone sour, and he found himself out on the street again. “I got arrested for disorderly conduct just to have three hots and a cot inside a warm building,” Moore said. “I got a measly 15 days with time served.” In September 2010, Moore, 41, drifted on down to Knoxville. A member of the cross-country team when he was in high school back in Indiana, he says
Thomas Jackson (at left) is a frequent visitor to his friend John Moore’s apartment in Minvilla Manor. Photo by Betty Bean
walking long distances isn’t difficult for him, plus he’d been here before. “I like a town that has nice people,” he said. He pays $32 per month for a tiny one-bedroom apartment on the Fifth Avenue side of the Minvilla complex that he keeps immaculately clean. He makes $100 a month setting up the sound system at All-Souls Church, picks up some pocket change selling “The Amplifier,” a homeless newspaper published by Redeeming Hope Ministries, and is hoping to pick
Hultquist lags as election nears This Wednesday (Sept. 7) voters will start the first round in determining Knoxville’s leadership for the next four years. If past practice is a guide, half of those who vote in the Sept. 27 primary will do so in early voting. On the ballot are: mayor, city judge and four City Council seats. Two of the five candidates for mayor are former council members, Ivan Harmon and Joe Hultquist. This is Harmon’s second run for mayor. In 1995, he won 36 percent of the vote. Harmon (or Mark Padgett) might be in a runoff election with Madeline Rogero. She is close to winning it
up a little more cleaning up around Minvilla. His walls are decorated with his artwork, which he’s been able to work on since he got a place of his own. His friend Thomas Jackson is still working on finding a place to live. Jackson, who is from northern Michigan, was a truck driver before the economy tanked. Like Moore, he’s ended up in Knoxville after a difficult cross-country journey that included stops in Odessa, Texas, and Oneida, Tenn. His legal difficulties have
to do with getting thrown in jail over delinquent child support payments, which were as much as $500 per month when he was making good money. Recently, he’s acquired a part-time job working for a tree-cutting service. “It’s not like I’m completely without a job. I’ll just walk up to the foreman and say ‘Hey, can you guys use any help?’ I’ve got to pay that back child support, so I’m going to try and live down here for a while and see how it goes.” Moore and Jackson met at a Lost Sheep Ministries giveaway “under the bridge” and discovered that they had a lot in common. Jackson loves visiting Moore at Minvilla but wouldn’t want to live there himself because permanent supportive housing is too restrictive. (Residents must put visitors’ names on an approved list and visitors must surrender a picture ID to get in.) He and his case manager are working on finding a place of his own before the weather turns cold.
What was John Moore doing before he got his apartment in Minvilla Manor?
August KUB board meeting was designed to take advantage of unhappiness with KUB in general as well as specific rate increases, tree cutting practices, structure, response time to power outrage restoration and a perception by some that KUB is heavy handed. Hultquist’s remarks can be found at www. joehultquist.com/. Joe is the first candidate for mayor to try to make KUB the centerpiece of his campaign. The others have ignored KUB even though it is an issue for some citizens. Hultquist scored a coup of sorts when
one KUB commissioner verbally attacked him after the meeting by terming his remarks “offensive” which got Hultquist prominent mention in the News Sentinel. Hultquist would abolish the KUB board and merge the utility back into a city department. It is hard to see how this resolves the four KUB issues Hultquist raises. The city does not have a good track record in managing utilities. Dunn Reunion: Former Gov. Winfield Dunn, who left office 36 years ago as Tennessee’s first Republican governor in 50 years,
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BEARDEN SHOPPER-NEWS â€˘ SEPTEMBER 5, 2011 â€˘ A-5 McIntyre has concern about teachers scoring â€œat expectationsâ€? not being considered for tenure, but said heâ€™s been assured by people in the state Department of Education that â€œover time we will see more and more teachers move to (levels) 4 and 5.â€? McIntyre also said he expects principals to â€œplay it straightâ€? with evaluations,
Calling Mayor Burchett! Shannondale School is next with problems
KCS maintenance workers were at Shannondale School last Friday, tearing out and replacing the floor in three classrooms (one portable building). â€œWe discovered water intrusion in the subfloor,â€? said Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyreâ€™s chief of staff Russ Oaks.
school at Carter Elementary. KCS school board will meet twice this week: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, work session on first floor, Andrew Johnson Building; 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, regular meeting, main assembly room, City County Building. Both sessions are broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99 and streamed live at www.knoxcschools.org/. Carter: School board special counsel Michael Kelley advised his clients thereâ€™s no need for the Carter School proposal to come back to the board if county commissioners approve an agreement with the second place bidder, Partners Development, by Oct. 17. My, how utterly inconvenient for those commissioners who were counting on the school board to kill the project. Walk to school: Get out those running shoes. Wednesday, Oct. 5, is National Walk to School Day.
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nonâ€™s summary of his evaluations. Buttry is a partisan Republican, but so are Mike Sandra McMillan, Thomas Deakins Clark and a couple of others. McIntyre has support from Gov. Bill Haslam and his administration, and he helped write Students at the small much of the current â€œreform.â€? Fountain City area school McIntyre has worked well were moved into the gym, acwith the Knoxville Chamber, cording to a parent who said, and no one can call them libâ€œAll of our 5th graders are in eral. portables.â€? So what would Buttry Oaks expected the work have McIntyre do? She talked to be finished on Friday. â€œWe about the cost of implementreplaced a 12 x 24 subsection. Buttryâ€™s dilemma ing his strategic plan, but as It should be finished today,â€? School board member someone pointed out, those he said. â€œWe may work on Cindy Buttry seems to enjoy costs are spread across the the art and music rooms later being on the short end of an KCS budget. Leadership de(this week), but that wonâ€™t be 8-1 vote. She did it twice last mands followers. Buttry has as intrusive.â€? week, both on an extension none. If she canâ€™t articulate Mayor Tim Burchett is of Superintendent Dr. Jim a clear alternative to McIntrying to sell county assets McIntyreâ€™s contract and also tyreâ€™s proposals she should to fund construction of a new on board chair Indya Kincan- just keep quiet. It would make
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GOSSIP AND LIES â– Lamar Alexander is getting inducted into Vanderbilt Sports Hall of Fame. Who knew they had a category for piano. â– Pity Cuonzo Martin. Bruce Pearl snagged a local job and isnâ€™t leaving after all. He hovers like a giant cloud over Martin.
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PULL UP A CHAIR … | Jake Mabe
Ten years ago… T
en years ago I took my first trip to New York City. That Saturday morning dawned bright and clear. It was a beautiful late summer day. Labor Day weekend. Not a cloud in the sky. You could just feel the chill of an early fall. We hopped a train near my high school friend Drew Weaver’s home in Branford, Conn., and set out for the big city. This was also my first time on an honest-to-God passenger train. Danged if the conductor didn’t come by for tickets wearing a spiffy uniform and a cool hat, just like in the movies! We arrived at Grand Central Station and followed the crowd up the stairs and out into Manhattan. I tried not to look like a tourist, but I couldn’t keep from gazing skyward. I’d never seen such a sight. This was a city. You know what they say. If you can make it there, you’ll make it anywhere. First things first, though. I made a beeline for the newsstand and bought a copy of The New York Times. (What can I say? My blood is filled with newsprint.) We had some time to kill before the matinee performance of Herb Gardner’s “A Thousand Clowns,” so we walked down to the Empire State Building. Up on the observation deck, I just knew I’d see Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. So much for “An Affair to Remember.” Off we looked into lower Manhattan, gazing toward the grand ol’ Statue of Liberty, yes, but especially toward those magnificent twin towers. The World Trade Center. The center of the world’s financial market. “The Center of the World,” as one TV show put it. By lunchtime we made our way
toward Times Square. Being the adventuresome Halls kids that we were, we ate at McDonald’s. Authentic New York cuisine, right? Never having been to a Broadway play before, we didn’t know exactly what to expect or when to arrive. So, we got to the Longacre Theatre about an hour and a half before show time. They didn’t let us in. Standing around outside with about 15 or 20 others, we passed the time by watching the people and the traffic go by. After awhile, up pulled an SUV with tinted windows. A tall, good-looking man who looked vaguely familiar got out of the car. “I know him from somewhere,” I told my two companions. “That’s Tom Selleck!” one of them said. “He just doesn’t have his mustache.”
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through my head. I was going to tell Selleck how much I admired him, how much I’d enjoyed his TV westerns, how I loved “Magnum” so much so that I had every episode on tape. I got up there to him, stuck out my hand, opened my mouth, smiled and couldn’t think of one word to say. Speechless. So, I just looked up at him, my mouth hanging open like an idiot. I managed to croak out, “Hello, Mr. Selleck.” Tom Selleck! “Magnum, p.i.” He shook my hand, nodded, waitMy hero! ed for me to get over my star-struck Selleck was gracious enough to state then finally turned to talk to stop and sign autographs or have the person beside me. So much for photos taken with everybody who my moment with Magnum. wanted one. (Naturally, we didn’t Just before the lights dimmed, I have a pen or a camera.) saw Phil Donahue making his way “You’re awesome!” somebody to some seats up front. I thought said. about going to say hello, but after “That’s sweet,” Selleck replied. my Selleck stupor, I stayed seated. A thousand thoughts floated Selleck was great in “A Thou-
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sand Clowns.” He played the role Jason Robards made famous in the movie. I hated to admit it, but the young actor Nicholas King, who played the other main role in the story, was so good he stole the show, even from Magnum. The play ended as late afternoon shadows began to blanket the city. We made our way back to Grand Central, back to Connecticut, back to reality. The date was Sept. 1, 2001. You know what happened 10 days later. I went back to Manhattan the following February to pay my respects. We took the subway down to what used to be the World Trade Center on a cold and gray Tuesday afternoon. The sky was spitting snow like frozen teardrops. New York is a busy and loud city, full of cacophony – honking taxi cab horns, screeching brakes,
barking yells from street vendors. But Ground Zero was silent. No traffic. No talk. It reminded me of the awkward silence one encounters while standing in a receiving line at a funeral. Workers were still uncovering remains. The Times listed each one in the paper. I think they found five people while we were there. You could still see the handpainted signs that families had left near the wreckage. “Have you seen me? Please call XXX,” one read underneath the photograph of somebody too young to die. Another sign was a little more to the point. “Osama: Kiss my ass.” I thought then that the world would change forever. I figured our national discourse would become nicer, calmer, more caring, more thoughtful. It didn’t. Ten years have rolled by and Sept. 11, 2001, seems but a memory, something in the history books. A high school teacher friend of mine says his 9th graders don’t even remember it. They were 4 years old. We lost friends, family members and acquaintances that day. Tony Karnes, who used to go to church at Clear Springs Baptist with me and my family years and years ago, was one. We can’t ever forget them. We can’t ever forget. “9/11, how can you possibly use it for good purpose?” asked former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo in a PBS special after the attacks. “Look, what this reminds you of is the importance of your own life, and making the most of it, because you can lose it in a flash. And if that’s all you learned from 9/11, if that’s all you remembered, that, my God, you could extinguish life so suddenly, so unexpectedly, and it could happen to me, and therefore I should think harder about the way I spend my life instead of just wasting it. “Now, it’s not going to teach you what to do with your life, but it will teach you to do with your life, and to do it more and quicker and better.” Words worth remembering, lest we forget. Call Jake Mabe at 922-4136 or email JakeMabe1@ aol.com. Visit him online at jakemabe.blogspot. com, on Facebook or at Twitter.com/HallsguyJake.
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Investment in success I am honored to be the 2011 Campaign Chair for United Way of Greater Knoxville. United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing problems’ underlying causes. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. The work of the United Way is based on the belief that everyone deserves a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement and good health. After 89 years of providing funding for many groups that serve children, the local United Way has changed the way it awards grants to agencies providing educational services. The new process, developed by the Community Engagement & Mobilization committee, chaired by Dr.
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firstforward Randy Curnow of Summit Medical, allows new organizations to be funded by United Way while giving traditional partners the opportunity to expand. The competitive outcomebased process was designed to better align with goals; to encourage collaboration, innovation and inclusiveness; and to create permanent change in the community. Three-year grants will be awarded to innovative programs that target Knox County Schools’ long term education goals and offer
measurable outcomes. The process has several phases. The first was to invite ■ Knox Area Urban League Letters of Intent. Following will host a nine-session review of those, invitations entrepreneurial course each for Requests for Investment Tuesday beginning Sept. 13. will go to agencies identified Topics include how to prepare as strong candidates. Oral a business plan, marketing, hearings will follow review of how to price and more. Sponsors are SunTrust Bank and documents and field trips to SCORE of Greater Knoxville. agencies. The board will vote Cost is $40. Info: 524-5511. on funding in March; fund■ Gloria Mencer, manager of ing begins in April. the socioWe all win when a child economic succeeds in school, when program families are financially staoffice at ble, when people are healthy. the Y-12 The changes in the educaNational tional grants program will Security pay dividends in next year’s Complex, was classrooms as well as the named next generation’s workplaces “Manageand neighborhoods. Mencer ment and Ultimately, United Way Operations Small Business isn’t about the number of Program Manager of the individuals served or how Year” by the U.S. Departmany programs are funded, ment of Energy. The award but how lives are changed “recognizes an individual and improved. Please join me who embodies the many facets of an energetic, forwardin supporting United Way.
Oh, the places you will go TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West With her famous stare, Pat Summitt looked the early stages of dementia in the eye and absolutely refused to back down. A few weeks earlier and not far away, Joan Cronan moved from the relative comfort of women’s fun and games to become interim vice chancellor and director of all University of Tennessee athletics – and promptly impressed all concerned. The two happenings, at opposite ends of the emotional scale, are enough to
make some of us blot our eye makeup and stand up and applaud. After my heart hurt subsided, I realized I would have expected no less from Pat – but it undoubtedly takes raw courage to live life in a glass house. Of course Joan is a smart manager, rich in experience, tough but tactful, capable of doing whatever it takes. Instead of following the yellow brick road into retirement, she accepted the challenge of a tense situation and imme-
diately restored order. Dearly beloved Dr. Jimmy breathed a great sigh of relief and went on vacation. Several NCAA dragons smiled and sat down. Troubled fans who had feared the world was nearing an end said “Wow!” All of a sudden, the desperate search for a real athletic director wasn’t such a big deal. We got Joan. God knows the committee wasn’t likely to do better. The spotlight is old hat to Pat. She has had a headline career, eight big cham-
pionships, 1,071 victories against all-comers – except UConn. Going back to the autumn of ’74, what she has accomplished seems highly improbable if not downright impossible. Pat did it her way, win with honor, far more fundamentals than fancy. There are other key words: intensity, iron will, doggedly determined, a rare gladiator able to fit in high society. The affliction triggered other words: shock, anger, sadness. I kept wondering why Pat? She does so much good. I know about mind fade. Bad stuff. Took out our next-door neighbor. Depressing. After Pat said no pity parties, even I got the message. If Alzheimer’s was looking for a fight, it has one. Sound the gong and let’s get it on! Forced focus on Pat and celebration of Joan takes
thinking, DOE small business program manager … (and whose) efforts far exceed expectations in working with, advocating for and assisting in the increase utilization of small businesses.” ■ Deborah L. Broome, business coach, will speak to the East Tennessee Association of Female Executives 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at The Orangery. Ms. Broome is a small business resource in both Knox and Blount counties since 1998. Doug Floyd will speak on leadership in October and Mark Schaefer will speak on social media in November. To register for any of the luncheons, visit ETAFE.org/. ■ Jason Daniel has joined Vista Radiology P.C. as information technology manager. Prior to Vista, he was employed by Southeastern Retina Associates as the director of IT, overseeing its
me back to the beginning, to what I thought was the dreadful Title IX legislation and how to trim sports for men so there would be funding for women. Oh no, women would never make their own way. Who would pay to see them play? Just divide up the scholarships and send the bill to whatever is left of football. I still don’t like parts of Title IX or government dabbling in sports or political correctness in general. But I love results, hundreds of teams we wouldn’t have and thousands of players who would otherwise be stuck as cheerleaders. Without the law, we might not have Pat or Joan or their examples or the lessons they have taught. Without the law, we might not have cut down the nets or enjoyed that 39-0 or Candace Parker or Chamique Holdsclaw or a
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basketball floor named The Summitt. A coaching woman earning $1.5 million? No way. Well, in this one case, she might be worth it in residuals. Joan and Pat are blessings. When so much else was dim or dark, they were bright lights. Consider the impact of their philosophy: “There is a winner inside each of you.” I recall Summitt saying, perhaps in one of her books, that she loves being around positive attitudes. Contagious. She speaks in favor of work. She calls it starting your engine each morning. She has always expressed concern about how people treat each other. It gets close to the Golden Rule. And the punch line about just rewards, borrowed from Dr. Seuss, “Oh! The Places You Will Go.” Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Desert days Hear my cry, O God, From the end of the earth will I cry unto Thee, When my heart is overwhelmed: Lead me to the rock that is higher than I; For Thou hast been a shelter for me, And a strong tower from the enemy. I will trust in the covert of Thy wings. Alleluia. (Psalm 61: 1-3 KJV)
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WORSHIP NOTES Fundraisers and sales ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will host its 10th annual murder mystery production “Murder in the Old Growth Forest” 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. Admission is $20 Saturday, which includes dinner catered by Carrabba’s, and $14 Sunday, which includes gourmet dessert. All proceeds go to the church for mission projects. Child care will be available at no cost. Info: 323-9321.
Seniors ■ First Lutheran Church, 1207 N. Broadway, The 55 Alive group will meet at noon Thursday, Sept. 8, with guest speaker Vallie Collins, survivor of the Hudson River plane crash. Lunch will be served for $6. Reservations are requested. Info: 524-0366.
■ Bookwalter UMC, 4218 Central Avenue Pike, is looking for vendors for its fall festival to be held Oct. 1. Space outside is still available for $40. Info: 773-3380.
■ St. James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway, will host its annual Rally Day and Ministry Fair at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, introducing Christian Formation programs and celebrating ministry opportunities church-wide. Info: 523-5687.
■ Dante Church of God, 410 Dante School Road, is accepting crafters for its fall festival to be held Saturday, Sept. 17. Space rental is $25. Info: Lena Coker, 693-2688 or email
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I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places. (“Desert Places,” Robert Frost) As is so often the case, I know this Psalm text because I sang it, long ago, in high school. Since then, I have played it as service music, directed a hand-selected chorale in it and hummed it to console myself during my own desert days. Alan Hovhaness’ setting of it is a haunting melody, in a minor key. I have often wondered what sort of tune David the shepherd boy sang GriefShare Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Get support from the group while recovering from a loss and rebuilding your life. Registration: Laura, 470-9800. ■ Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, 3700 Keowee Ave., will host GriefShare, a grief
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lives that are straight out of the wilderness. Days when we are lost and directionless, days when the path is steep and rocky. There are days when we wander in circles, and days when we sit down on the nearest ledge because we can go no farther. The desert serves as backdrop for some of the Bible’s greatest stories: Moses crossing the desert after being exiled from Egypt; the Israelites’ years of wandering in the Sinai Peninsula; Elijah fleeing the wrath of Jezebel to sit under a broom tree in the wilderness; John the Baptizer preaching scathing sermons in the wilderness of Judea; and Jesus fasting in the wilderness after his baptism. These stories are dramatic and vivid. The desert is an instrument used by God to sear and purify God’s own, whether they be nations or prophets or saviors. So to say that we have our own desert days may be overly dramatic. Still, there
are times when the sand gets in our teeth, and the bread dries out before we can spread the olive oil on it, and our eyes are too tired to continue searching the horizon for water. The aloneness is too much, and there are buzzards circling overhead. It is in those days when we learn who we really are, what kind of stuff we are made of and just how much we are good for. In the desert days, we discover exactly what we believe about God, and it may not be the stuff of Sunday school lessons. But it will be real, and it will be our own. I am persuaded that God does not cause our pain and trials. I believe with all my heart that God’s will is always toward health and wholeness. But when desert days come, God will not waste them. God will use them, if we will but allow it, to forge us into something – someone – who is usable, unique and utterly God’s own.
Grace Baptist launches D2 discipleship program By Natalie Lester The staff at Grace Baptist Church has been asking a lot of tough questions over the last three years, but they believe the church will benefit from the answers. “The Bible is very clear we are to go and make disciples (of Christ),” the church’s pastor of mission strategy Todd Stewart said. “We started asking ourselves if we were really doing that, and it is hard to look across the table and answer honestly. “At a healthy church, it is also hard to uncover and talk about these issues.” The church wanted to know if all its programs and processes were aligned to progress together. The general consensus was they weren’t. As a result, the staff reformatted its weekly activities to develop the Disciples developing Disciples, D2, strategy. The pastors defined a disciple as one who was following Jesus, being changed by Jesus and committed to the mission of Jesus. “Everything we have now is intentionally connected,” Stewart said. “Our faith won’t just be what we do, it will be who we are.” There are three steps within D2, including embrace and extend, related and reproduce, and serve and send. “All our ministries are now centered around spiritual gifts, passions and personality so our disciples can plug into the best ministry for them to develop more disciples,” Stewart said. The church renovated
Grace Baptist Church pastor of mission strategy Todd Stewart developed the church’s new discipleship approach, D2, over the last three years. Photo by N. Lester
the Sunday morning system by creating larger classes, generated by age, that will funnel into smaller home groups, which will meet during the week. There will be coaches who oversee several individual home group leaders, who will have a number of people in their class each week. In addition, the church will offer topical studies for issues that are not addressed in the home group. Stewart hopes as more people become more involved, they will feel the call to travel on the mission trips with the church. In 2012, he has 10 trips planned to locations including Haiti, Nicaragua and Guatemala. As an outcome of D2, he would like to see the number double. “However, this is not about events,” he said. “This is about our members mission-living and making disciples wherever we think, play and live.”
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Sox dominate Rumble on the River The Knoxville Sox won the Rumble on the River tournament in August, holding the tournament record at 51-7. Team members are: (front) Matthew Harshey, Patrick Boles, Will Jenings, Douglas Vervalen; (back) coach Bart Jenkins, John Beam, Nick Roberts, Owen Kovacs, Tyler Boyd, Houston Dyer and coach Jeff Dyer. Photo submitted
Bearden student leader readies fundraising efforts By Natalie Lester He is no stranger to leadership or student government, but this year is different as Bearden High School senior Ben Reeves leads the student body as the Student Government Association president. “As a freshman, I was involved with SGA and really liked the organization,” Reeves said. “As class president my sophomore and junior year, I got a glimpse of what it meant to be a leader.” Reeves is not wasting any time. SGA has already begun collecting cans for the food drive competition with Farragut High School on Oct. 6. The event benefits Second Harvest Food Bank. They have also planned a Spirit Night on Monday, Sept. 12, to raise money for United Way. He also hopes they will be able to fund a wish through the Make-AWish Foundation. “Second Harvest is our main focus, but we do smaller fundraisers throughout
Bearden sets open house Bearden High School’s open house will be Thursday, Sept. 8. Parents can meet teachers and administrators, visit classes, join the PTSO and sign up for volunteer positions. Parent Portal instruction will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the library. At 5:40, parents of seniors will meet in the auditorium and junior parents will meet in the cafeteria. From 5:30 to 6:20, information on clubs, teams and more will be provided in the West Mall, and parents can pick up student schedules from tables by the cafeteria. At 6:20, parents need to report to their child’s first period class. A bell will ring for dismissal to second, third and fourth periods.
SPORTS NOTES ■ Young Champions Cheerleading meets at Farragut Intermediate School on Wednesday nights. Signups for boys and girls ages 4-18 are 6 p.m. Sept. 7. First class is Sept. 14. Cost is $7 to register and $7 weekly. ■ Knox Silver Sox 9-yearolds baseball team needs players for fall and spring 2012. Competitive USSSA level. Info: 363-1483 or email email@example.com.
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Bearden High School Student Government Association president Ben Reeves is pumped for SGA’s events to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Photo by N. Lester
the year, too,” he said. “We set our goals high with Second Harvest, but we spread our work out to help the most people in the community.” Leadership students aren’t just raising money. They also spend time with children at Christenberry Elementary School, where several stu-
dents receive backpacks from Second Harvest’s Food for Kids program. The backpacks are sent home on Friday afternoons filled with kid-friendly food for the weekend. “We get to see the kids and families we’re impacting,” Reeves said. “It helps us remember we aren’t just doing it to beat Farragut (in the food drive). We want to see the kids be successful.” Reeves says he headed into the school year a bit nervous, but found his rhythm after the first few weeks. He describes his leadership style as organized and encouraging. “Savannah Fielder, the president for the past two years, did such a great job that it was a little intimidating to fill her shoes,” he said. “I’m lucky to have a lot of strong leaders around me and I know we will have a great year.” After graduating in May, Reeves will attend the University of Tennessee at Martin on a golf scholarship.
Zac and I are going on a trip soon, and our son, Daniel, will be staying with my parents. Daniel is already pumped about it, because Gran and Bear have a funfilled weekend planned, complete with pony rides and a visit to a real fire station. I asked Daniel this morning to tell me what he was going to do with Gran and Bear, and he recited the whole agenda with excitement. “You’re not even going to miss me, then, are you?” I said. Daniel looked at me for a moment, threw his arms around my neck and said, “No, Mommy. I miss you.” Well, gentle reader, I’m going to miss you, too. It’s been a wonderful, wacky journey. In this column each week for more than three years, I’ve covered every parenting jubilation, freak-out and goof, every burp, tooth and potty incident in Daniel’s first years. I’m sorry to say, it’s time to bring the tale to a close. It’s not just that times are tough, and the Shopper is looking at ways to trim costs, one of those being paper. It’s also the very real concern that Daniel is getting to be old enough to know what I’m doing. Soon,
moms101 he’ll be old enough to be embarrassed by it. I’m not writing an anonymous blog here. My name and face are right up there. The poor little guy is still going to have to endure some “I read all about your potty training” trauma, just like the Shopper’s Jake Mabe is still haunted by ghosts of Elvis performances past. I started writing this column in the winter of 2008. I was very pregnant, very idealistic and very scared. I wrote about “mom” issues, and once Daniel arrived, these columns became more and more about his life and mine. And, whenever I was sure I was just quacking into the void, one of you would see me and Daniel at the park or at the grocery story and talk about how much you enjoyed reading about him. From my heart, thank you. In the six years that I’ve been a professional journalist, I’ve got-
ten more positive responses about this column than I have for anything else I’ve done. Just as Daniel has changed over the years, growing from an infant to a little man with opinions and personality, I’ve changed. We’ve worked on each other like a trickle of water works on a mountain. Over time, the trickle is a stream and its path is a valley. Daniel has taught me patience. He’s taught me to accept life as it comes. He’s taught me to let go of my plans. Most of all, he’s taught me about love. I can say with certainty that there’s no love on Earth like a mother’s love for her child. It’s even a little scary sometimes when I realize that there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for my son. It’s overpowering and humbling, like riding an ocean wave. While there were weeks when I thought I’d never come up with a column, I will miss this writing. I think the forced reflection made me a better, more thoughtful mother. If you’d like to keep up with me and my little family, feel free to make me a friend on Facebook (shannon.b.carey) or follow me on Twitter (@Shannon_Carey). Or, just stop by the Shopper office, and we’ll chat the old-fashioned way. Until then, farewell, and thanks for everything. Contact Shannon Carey at shannon@ ShopperNewsNow.com.
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Farragut couple chooses Parkwest for childbirth Mom says breastfeeding class was invaluable Rob and Julie Link met through mutual friends in New York City and had their ďŹ rst date on Sept. 11, 2000 â€“ just one year before the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001. That November, Julie, who grew up in Maryville, came back to East Tennessee to work for Scripps Networks. Rob quickly followed her after he landed a position with DIY Network. Because they both have siblings who are about three and a half years younger, they always had visions of having two kids of their own who were also separated by about three to four years. â€œWe chose to have our children at Parkwest because we had only heard positive stories from friends who had given birth there,â€? said Julie. â€œIt was great, comfortable, and the staff was very kind and compassionate.â€? To prepare them for parenthood, they took the Super Saturday Teddy Bear University Class at Parkwest along with its breastfeeding course. Julie said that they not only enjoyed having a tour of the childbirth center as part of their class, but also the opportunity to have some myths about labor put to rest. Keaton Carolyn was born on Dec. 23, 2007, weighing in at 7 pounds and measuring 19 inches in length. â€œIt was great having Keaton so close to Christmas,â€? said Julie. â€œWe had extra attention from all the nurses. They even brought her
dressed Keaton in a shirt that said, â€œThis turkey has a big surprise!â€? at Thanksgiving so all the family members could read it. The couple credits their mutual decision for adding their children to their lives rather than changing their lives for their children because of the joy they bring along the way. â€œAn example of this is that we love to travel,â€? says Rob. â€œIt would be easier for us to forego a trip and stay at home because of the hassle of packing all the childrenâ€™s gear, but weâ€™d rather have our children with us because they enhance all of our experiences.â€? The couple advises others who are thinking about having a baby to not be overwhelmed by all the dirty diapers and the demanding schedules because they believe all the squeaky baby noises, first smiles and sweet moments easily outweigh all the stressful times. The Link family of Farragut recently delivered their second child at Parkwest Medical Center. â€œOne of my favorite moments is seeing Keaton chase Rob around the backyard with a tiny water back from the nursery with red â€œWe immediately clicked with gun,â€? said Julie. â€œShe squirted From Parkwest, and green bows in her hair,â€? re- our nurse, Diane, when we had him until she ran out of water Rob Link posted: members Julie. Jay. She got our personalities and and laughed so hard she fell over. Just had a really She was delivered by Dr. our sense of humor,â€? said Julie. I love these simple pleasures of good breakfast Ceeccy Yang at Contemporary â€œMost importantly, though, she childhood and the memories that I could barely eat all of Womenâ€™s Heath who was the at- was able to act fast because Jay they allow us to treasure.â€? for $5. Thereâ€™s something tending physician on call for the came very quickly.â€? Julie continues to work at childbirth center. Julie felt so â€œLooking back, the breastto be said about hospital Scripps Networks as a Director of comfortable with Dr. Yang; she feeding class was especially incafĂŠ food. Research, and Rob currently works followed up with her for her an- valuable. It empowered and moas the Director of Community Renual appointments prior to con- tivated me to nurse,â€? said Julie. to be very energetic and Jay lations for The Salvation Armyâ€™s ceiving again. â€œThanks to it and the lactation seems much more laid back. Knoxville Area Command. On July 17, 2011, James Mi- consultants that helped me on â€œFrom the beginning, Keaton has The couple concludes, â€œOne chael was born, weighing 9 the unit, I successfully nursed been an excellent big sister,â€? says girl, one boy â€Ś its perfect! Our pounds and measuring 21 inches both children.â€? Rob. family of four can fit in a restauin length. He was named after The family feels complete with When they first discovered rant booth and we each have a Robâ€™s late father and goes by Jay. two children. Keaton has proven they were expecting Jay, they partner on a roller coaster.â€?
the healthiest start Breastfeeding is one of the greatest health advantages you can give your infant. It is the â€œgift that lasts a lifetime,â€? says the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) committee on breastfeeding. A breast-fed baby may be less prone to ear infections and diarrhea. The child may also face less risk of developing diabetes, obesity and asthma, the AAP says. Ideally you should breastfeed exclusively for the ďŹ rst six months, with a goal of continuing breast milk for at least the ďŹ rst year. But you may face obstacles. Both mom and baby must learn how to breastfeed in the ďŹ rst few days. This is the time when antibody-rich and easily digestible colostrum is produced. Some mothers worry that colostrum is not enough to nourish their baby, but it is the perfect food for newborns. Breast milk comes in for most mothers from two to ďŹ ve days after birth. Moms who want to keep breastfeeding when they go back to work may face barriers such as supervisorsâ€™ lack of support or rigid work hours, say lactation experts.
Knowing the hurdles helps you find ways around them. Here are some tips: N Tell the hospital you want only breast milk for your newborn, and keep your baby with you as much as possible for frequent feedings.
N Do not worry if you do not have a lot of milk in the first 72 hours after the birth. This is the time to teach the baby to latch on, according to the AAP. N If your baby is not latching on properly your nipples can get sore. Have an expert watch you feed your baby and offer suggestions. N Talk with your superiors and colleagues to arrange to breastfeed at work. If you let coworkers know how important breastfeeding is to your baby, they are more likely to help you. N Get information from sound sources. These include your pediatrician, the AAP or a certified lactation consultant, such as a member of the International Lactation Consultant Association. N Take care of yourself. Have a glass of vegetable juice or milk when you come home from work, relax and breastfeed. N Be realistic about the hurdles of breastfeeding so you do not give up.
Parkwest breastfeeding rates surpass benchmark A goal set by Healthy People 2010 was to have 75 percent of the babies discharged from the hospital breast-fed as part of the best practices for hospital breastfeeding rates. Parkwest surpasses this national benchmark with an 84 percent breastfeeding rate. The Parkwest Childbirth Center has four certified lactation consultants on staff â€“ more than other birthing centers in the Knoxville area.
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Webinar for online job applications The East Tennessee Technology Access Center will host a nationwide webinar about online employment applications and website accessibility 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in ETTAC’s office at 116 Childress St. The webinar will teach participants how to make their online applications fully accessible to people with disabilities. The program is free but registration is required by Wednesday, Sept. 14. Info: 219-0130.
Celebrating seniors Warm temperatures didn’t keep senior adults from coming out recently to the fifth annual Mayor’s Picnic at Tommy Schumpert Park.
Community Bingo Elmcroft of West Knoxville Assisted Living, 8024 Gleason Drive, will celebrate National Assisted Living Week with Community Bingo at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. Everyone is invited. It’s free to play and prizes will be awarded. City Council candidate Marshall Stair will be available for a meet and greet. Light refreshments will be served.
‘Duels and Desserts’ The Wild Thyme Players’ stage combat training program Shake, Rattle and Role will present “Duels and Desserts,” an exhibition and fundraiser, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at Candoro Marble Company in South Knoxville. Students of the program will demonstrate various fighting styles, weapons and unarmed stage combat. A reception will kick things off. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. All proceeds will go toward The Wild Thyme Players and the Candoro Arts and Heritage Center. Info: Call 325-9877 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ruth White Mary Lou Horner and Edythe McNabb enjoy the mayor’s picnic under the shade of a tent at Tommy Schumpert Park. Senior adults enjoyed a barbecue lunch, great music and were able to browse through a health fair and receive valuable information during the picnic. County Mayor Tim Burchett and his wife, Allison, were on hand to greet guests and make sure everyone was well fed and having an enjoyable afternoon.
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Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett and his wife, Allison, greet Bernie Levenson and Shelby Blankenship at the fifth annual Mayor’s Picnic. Photos by Ruth White
Linda Breeden receives a recipe for a healthy entrée from Atria Weston Place. A health fair was set up at the mayor’s picnic and offered information on health topics and services for senior adults.
Ivan Harmon enjoys the fifth annual Mayor’s Picnic for senior adults with his granddaughter, Sydney Harmon.
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Buddy Fisher and Steve Knight enjoy a laugh.
Aaron Skates loads his clubs. Jeff Prickett, Ben Selecman, Jerry Farm and Brad Miller pause before teeing off at the NHC golf tournament. Prickett was confident in his teamâ€™s ability. â€œYouâ€™re looking at the winning team,â€? he said. Photos by N. Lester
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Safety first at NHC Bill Cogdill rates facility high on food, friendliness By Sandra Clark
ill Cogdill has lived at NHC just 2 Â˝ months and already heâ€™s ďŹ tting in.
It was a big adjustment to sell his Farragut home of 18 years and move to what he calls â€œcommunal living,â€? but Bill says the NHC food is wonderful and he feels safe there. It was depressing at ďŹ rst, he says, to see people in worse shape than he, but then he realized, â€œIsnâ€™t it wonderful that we all have this place to come to.â€? Bill is pretty active. Every morning he drives over to Fort Sanders Health & Fitness to work out. He enjoys the walking trail on the NHC campus. He likes Happy Hour at NHC and participates in other activities, but says they are skewed toward women. â€œAt last count, there were 15 men here and there are 80 rooms,â€? he says. Men are outnumbered. He misses golf, a lifelong hobby in which he indulged
â€œ2-3 days a weekâ€? after his retirement in 1993. Then he injured his left knee and had to quit. Now he explores his computer and tracks the stock market. Bill grins slyly and says he never should have told his daughter about that last fall. He was in his garage and it took him an hour or so to crawl up into his car. His daughter roared into town and they spent three days visiting assisted living facilities. NHC graded out on top. Bill had considerable luck in making the move. First, he felt in this real estate market his house might not sell. It sold in less than a week to the ďŹ rst couple who looked at it. His buyers, moving here from Chattanooga, had to sell their house to close. They sold it in record time. NHC had one vacancy which it agreed to hold for 15 days. Bill held a 3-day tag sale. He sold everything for a fair price, including a huge bedroom suite and an organ. â€œItâ€™s tough to move from a 7-room house to a 3-room apartment,â€? he says. But Bill made the deadline.
At 83, Bill values the convenience of having his meals prepared. He loves to order off the menu and he swears the NHC staff jumps right on any maintenance problem.
â€˜Isnâ€™t it wonderful that we all have this place to come to.â€™ â€“ Bill Cogdill, NHC resident Billâ€™s family is scattered. His son lives in Chicago and has two children, including an 18-year-old starting college this week. His daughter lives in St. Louis and also has two children. His daughter and son-inlaw have a lakeside condo in the Ozarks. A couple of their grandchildren spent time there this summer. â€œTheyâ€™re water dogs,â€? says Bill. â€œThey sent me a picture on the computer of the kids jumping off the dock into the lake.â€? His 4-year-old great granddaughter caught her ďŹ rst ďŹ sh.
A couple of weeks ago, Bill drove to Cincinnati for two birthday parties. Bill continues to wear his wedding band. His wife of 62 years died a year and a half ago, after living with Alzheimerâ€™s Disease for nine years. â€œOurs was a wonderful marriage,â€? he says. â€œNot many people get to live together for 62 years. She was a wonderful mother. She gets credit for raising our kids while I traveled for work. Weâ€™ve never had a problem with any of them.â€? Both children wanted Bill to relocate to live near them, but he said no. â€œMy friends are here. This is my home.â€? He enjoys visiting with former neighbors in the Fox Run subdivision, and he has 30 friends in a Sunday School class at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. He calls them, â€œthe most loving, caring people Iâ€™ve ever met.â€? And furthermore, he doesnâ€™t want to move north and shovel snow. Bill was in the auto parts business, ending his career as executive vice president of Wheels & Brakes Inc. He
Bill Cogdill shows the emergency alarm each resident of NHC Farragut wears. Photo by S. Clark also was a stockholder. â€œWe gave good price and a good product,â€? he says. â€œI feel sorry for the people who hate their job. There are no perfect jobs.â€? Without being political, Bill says there is too much uncertainty these days. â€œBusinesses donâ€™t have enough conďŹ dence. The countryâ€™s in bad shape
overall and unemployment is too high.â€? But Bill will continue to track the stock market, explore the computer, work out and enjoy meals at NHC. â€œIâ€™m happy here,â€? he says. â€œCome back in 2 Â˝ months and Iâ€™ll tell you how Iâ€™m doing.â€?
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Dog owners, play nice After I wrote recently about Knoxville being named the most dog-friendly city in the Southeast, I received a call from Ruby in Fountain City who had additional insight into the matter. “People take their dogs for a walk at night and let them poop in your yard, and don’t clean it up,” she complained. My fellow pet lovers of Ktown, please remember your manners when walking your furry friends. If Knoxville is going to continue to be a topdog city in America, pet owners must do their part as well. If you are walking your dog anywhere other than your own property – whether in the street, in the park or in your neighbor’s yard – remember to bring some potty supplies along to clean up the mess. A simple plastic grocery bag and gardening shovel should do the trick.
Young-Williams Animal Center invites you to meet Blue Eyes, a 2-year-old female lion head rabbit. This little beauty loves salad, uses her litter box and likes getting attention. Lion head rabbits have long fur, so they need regular brushing as they usually prefer to stay clean. They do not need baths, but rather an owner dedicated to cleaning the litter box regularly and providing monthly nail trims. The rabbit will do the rest. All prospective bunny adopters should visit www.rabbit.org to learn the ins and outs of rabbit parenting. Blue Eyes is available for adoption at the main center at 3201 Division St. Hours there are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Animal Village also has animals available at 6400 Kingston Pike. Hours there are noon to 5 p.m. daily. Info: www.knoxpets.org.
Critter Tales After all, we can’t change the world one dog at a time if we turn everyone against us by forgetting our manners. Imagine if someone brought their child to your house and let them poop in your yard, casually walking away afterward. In my opinion, letting your pet relieve him- or herself on someone else’s property and failing to clean it up is the same thing. Info: www. bi g p aw s o n l y.c o m/go o d do g- e t ique t te -m a n ner s training.htm.
HEALTH NOTES ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee (formerly the Wellness Community), 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or www.cancersupportet.org. ■ Free prostate screening will be held by The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Cancer Institute throughout September at different locations across East Tennessee. Appointments are required. Info: 605-6970 or 1-877-UT-Cares.
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The “Hair at the Fair” fundraiser will be held Friday through Sunday, Sept. 9-11, and Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16-18, at the Tennessee Valley Fair. Fairgoers can visit the Jacob Building and receive a free haircut from Great Clips Salon. All donations will be given to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. No appointment is necessary. Info: www.tnvalleyfair.org or call 215-1470.
■ Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. the third Monday every month at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 218-7081.
Classes are twice a week for four weeks ($42) or on Saturdays ($21). Available for all ages. Preregistration is required. Water exercise classes and bilingual swim instruction also available. Info: 523-6126.
■ Stop Smoking: 215-QUIT (7848) is a program of the Knox County Health Department. The hotline is answered 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
■ UT Hospice conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with its program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: 544-6279.
■ Support group meeting for family members or caregivers of an adult with a mental illness is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Cherokee Health Systems, 2018 Western Avenue. Info: Rebecca Gill, 602-7807 or www.namiknox.org. ■ Swimming lessons at the YWCA, 420 W. Clinch Ave., will start Monday, Sept. 12.
■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support , for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or to reserve a spot: 5446277.
Tickets 12 East 40e Cemetery Lots 49 Houses - Unfurnished 74 Cats 140 Dogs Himalayan Kittens, MALTI-POO WEST, KARNS, 3 BR UT - FOOTBALL $3,500 Down GREENWOOD CEMETERY 2 lots, APR reg, 6 wks, 2 7 WKS., 3 BA, appls. provided, BUY - SELL $827 Month Sec. 33, $3,400 for 2$495/mo. M, 1 F, $250. Cash $300. Call 865-938-1653 Parking Passes both. 865-933-2229 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1450 SF, remodeled. $114,900. REDUCED FOR Must qualify. 7413 Condo Rentals 76 QUICK SALE Kilbridge. 865-680-2211 ***Web ID# 849769*** 2 grave sites, Mausoleum, Highland Mem. NE KNOX, Washington Pk/Murphy Rd area, Sacrifice $6,400 for Townhouse (Very Nice), both obo (val. $12,600) 2 & 3 BR, 2 BA, 1450 865-988-6735, 712-2505 sqft & 1550 sqft, 2 car garages, $895$995 mo. 865-604-1322 North 40n Real Estate Service 53 ***Web ID# 850957*** FSBO - 2 yr. old home STOP FORECLOSURE NEW CONDO Free Report / Free Help WEST KNOXVILLE on 3.3 acres located at 865-365-8888 723 Archer Rd., Luttrell. 1720 Jackson Rd House is apprx. 1,056 PreventForeclosureKnoxville.com Unit 15 SF w/2BR & 2BA. 2 BR , 2 B A , 1 2 0 4 s f , Asking $99,900 & 2 car garage, $850/mo. owner will finance with Investment Prop-Sale 61 1 yr lease. NO PETS. $5,000 down or if you Call Doyle 865-254-9552 are USDA qualified, HALLS. CRIPPEN RD. or Gary 865-548-1010 then 100% financing Turn at Wendy's, with no money down. Townhouse For Rent property on right. Call Bill at 2 Sty townhouse, Halls 2 acres zoned 877-488-5060 ext. 323. commercial. Will area, 2 Lg. BRs, 1.5 BAs, UT FOOTBALL TIX divide. 865-567-5788 POWELL kitchen appls. incl. W/D lower level, 50 yrd Totally Renovated, connect., no pets, $550 line, sec U, row 37, 5 BR, 3 Bths, per mo. + $500 damage seats 18/19, 423-762-0995 $159,000. 2Car Garage, Fenced Apts - Unfurnished 71 dep. req., & 1 yr lease. Yard, 2 Bonus Rms. 254-9552 or 388-3232 1305 Lula Bell Dr. FTN CITY clean 2 BR Special Notices 15 Brackfield & CH&A, appls., DW, Associates 691-8195 no pets, $460/mo Wanted To Rent 82 DAV Chapter 24 has $300/dep. 865-684-7720 FREE RENTAL OF ***Web ID# 851430*** POWER WHEEL West 40w FORMER PRIVATE DeCHAIRS available for Karns Area, 1 or 2 Br, tective needs small any area disabled vetStove, Refrig., DW, house on secluded 1 LEVEL, 3 BR, 2 eran or members of Garbage Disposal, private property w/rent BA, W. Knox, 8800 their immediate family. W/D Conn. $500-$850. reduced in exchange Mill Run Dr., new Manually operated for security and/or light roof/paint, scr porch 691-8822 or 660-3584. wheel chairs also caretaker duties. 865$159,900. 865-966-7572 available. Call 765323-0937 ***Web ID# 848853*** Oak Ridge, renovated 0510 for information. 2 Br Apt. Cent h/a. New kit, appls, D/W APPROX. 5 yr. old & bath. Lg. fenced Manf’d Homes - Sale 85 home. 1 story Cedar HIP OR KNEE lot, great for chilhouse located at REPLACEMENT dren. Close to 233 Windcrest Ln., SURGERY I BUY OLDER schools. Lawn care Harriman, TN 37748. If you had hip or knee MOBILE HOMES. included. $425 per House is apprx. 1,800 replacement sur1990 up, any size OK. month. Call Sheila heated SF. 3BR, 2BA, gery between 2005 865-384-5643 Cook (865) 250-5318 FP. On 2 acres of land. - present & sufor (865) 483-7253. New paint, new carpet, fered problems renew AC & new cabinets. quiring a 2nd reviManf’d Homes - Rent 86 WEST. APT. 2 BR $135,900 & Owner will sion surgery, you 1 1/2 BA, W/D conn., finance with small may be entitled to Cent H/A, $585 mo. OFF Rutledge Pk., 2 down pymnt. Call Bill, compensation. No pets BR 1 BA, appls & wa877-488-5060 ext. 323. Attorney 865-690-5418; 414-0054 ter furn. $485 + DD Charles Johnson No pets. 865-933-5943 1-800-535-5727 FOX DEN Season Home/Away All Events - Buy - Sell
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N.E. 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 2 car gar., 2000+ SF, 2 story w/new hdwd flooring, $1050 mo. FSBO, 109+/- ACRE 865-938-7200; 599-8172 farm in the Stockton ***Web ID# 852864*** Valley Comm of Loudon Co. 2 barns, creek NORTH, 2 br, 1 ba, no & cattle pond, road pets. $600/month, frontage 865-458-1954 $600/deposit. Call 865-705-6337 ***Web ID# 852717***
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OWNER FIN., 3 BR, NW, 3 BR, 1 ba, cent 1 1/2 BA w/Jacuzzi, MUST SELL 22 Acres h/a, appl including newer home, W/D W/D. $700/mo+ $700 with modular, city conn., lrg. deck, dep. No pets. 423water, great loc. level yard, $5,000 626-7511;423-526-8031 Powell/ Knoxville. down, 865-405-5472 $175,000. Motivated ***Web ID# 852917*** ***Web ID# 851360*** seller. 865-388-9656 POWELL 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 car gar., all brick w/cath. ceil., Lakefront Property 47 home eat-in kit. $950. 865938-7200; 599-8172 Beautiful, Dockable, ***Web ID# 852869*** 131' lakefront lot, in the new Lowe's WEST Ferry Development 3 BR, 2 BA, woodburning in Louisville, TN on stove, W/D conn., fncd main channel. $320k yrd, gar., $1400 mo 865-824-1427 for info. NORTH ***Web ID# 847194*** 3 BR, 2 BA, W/D conn, fenced yrd, $850 mo. EAST Resort Rec. Prop. 48 3 BR, 1 BA, W/D conn, $750 mo. KCDC OK. HOUSE & LOT for sale. Big Valley Pets OK w/deposit Resort, Townsend, Call 865-247-0027 TN. 865-448-9502
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Min. Schnauzers, AKC, HIMALAYANS champ. bldlines, tails CFA reg., champ. & dew claws, 1st bloodlines, $300 & up. shots, $400. 423-452-0646 423-295-2233; 865-599-6269 ***Web ID# 851973***
Medic’s sixth annual blood drive competition between the University of Tennessee and the University of Florida will be held Monday through Friday, Sept. 12- 16. All donors will receive a “Drain the Swamp” game day T-shirt. The event will be held in conjunction with Eddie Check, Medic’s annual prostate screening blood drive Thursday and Friday, Sept. 15-16. Donors can stop by one of two donor centers: 1601 Ailor Ave. or 11000 Kingston Pike. Other sites: ■ Noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, UT’s North Carrick Hall, in the lobby. ■ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 1216, at UT’s University Center inside rooms 223-225. ■ 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, UT Institute of Agriculture, inside Hollingsworth Auditorium. ■ 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Weider Crossbow (bowflex), lat, squat, curl attachments; $200; Cardio Cruiser seated elliptical $125. 540-397-0455 ***Web ID# 852386***
MORKIE PUPPIES, (Yorkshire Terrier & Maltese Mix) cute Boston Terrier puppies, & cuddly. 6 wks old. CKC, healthy, males 1st S&W, females $175. only, parents on site, 423-337-2588 $250-$300. 931-544-7654 ***Web ID# 851709*** NEWFOUNDLANDS, AKC, 4 mo, shots, wormed, black or brown $400. 606-354-9197 6 wks, beautiful. ***Web ID# 852568*** $275/ea. 865-938-2281 ***Web ID# 850933***
Medical Supplies 219 DAV Chapter 24 has FREE RENTAL OF POWER WHEEL CHAIRS available for any area disabled veteran or members of their immediate family. Manually operated wheel chairs also available. Call 7650510 for information.
Winnebago Journey 2000 asking $42,500 (NADA value 56,000$) Health issues, must sell, make offer. 865-679-8721
VW GOLF, 2001, dsl, 4 dr. GLS, silver, SS, Sunroof, 102K mi $8500. 865-376-5010 VW JETTA SE 2010, 4 dr., gold, 9500 mi. Warr., $19,500. Orig owner. 865-376-5010
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Istasa Motor Home, MERCEDES CLK 500 14,600 mi, like new, 2005, silver, only 71k stored inside, nonmi, exc cond. $17,500 smoker. 423-586-5364 obo. 865-640-4410
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H.D. Heritage Softail Sports 264 Cls., 2007 25,448 mi., white, loaded, mint CHEV SSR, 2005, 6.0L $18,500. 865-773-0114 Auto., loaded, Aqua ***Web ID# 850272*** Blur. 12,100 mi, like new, $28,500. 865H.D. ULTRA Classic 776-0006. 2007, 25,756 miles, ***Web ID# 853488*** red, loaded, mint, $20,000. 865-773-0114 MAZDA MIATA LS ***Web ID# 850313*** 2002, 75k mi, turquoise/tan, $8400. Call 865-659-3731 Autos Wanted 253 ***Web ID# 852321***
BOXER PUPPIES, 1st S&W, $250. cash AKC ch. bloodlines, only. 865-258-4136 brindles with white ***Web ID# 849822*** markings, 6 wks. old, Sporting Goods 223 1F, 6M, $450. Text or SIBERIAN Husky AKC A BETTER CASH call 423-215-3965 Pups, champ lines, 12 GAGE Beretta O/U OFFER for junk cars, www.backwoods-boxers.com shots, $300 to $500. shotgun 85%, $1200. trucks, vans, running 865-995-1386 ***Web ID# 853631*** 410 gage Weatherby or not. 865-456-3500 ***Web ID# 852503*** O/U shotgun 95%, BOXER PUPPIES, CASH For Cars or Trucks $1400. 423-404-4791 Siberian Husky pupreg, 1st shots, tail Running Or Not, pies, blk, gray & GOLF docked. Reverse TAYLER Free Fast Pick Up. wht, $250. Call 865brindles and wht Calloway ping irons Call 865-556-8956 437-8550 w/brindle markings. & woods. R11, $225. We pay more than all competitors ***Web ID# 852464*** Ready to go! $375 M, 865-670-3980 $400 F. 423-295-4476 YORKIE BABIES, ***Web ID# 853569*** 256 AKC, 1st shots & Fishing Hunting 224 Vans CHIHUAHUA PUP- wormed, small when grown. 423-494-5523 CHRYSLER TOWN PIES CKC, blue & HUNTING LAND & Country mini van white, & other colFor Lease in YORKIE PUPS AKC, ors 865-300-4892 2006, Harmar wheelMacon County, TN. shots & worming, M chair lift, 11,800 mi., ***Web ID# 850847*** Approx. 44 acres, $300, F $400. 865-828$11,900. 865-426-4272. being 80% wooded. 8067 or 865-850-5513 COCKER SPANIEL Call 615-699-5080 HONDA ODYSSEY PUPPIES, Reg., Avail. Sept. 15, 2011. EX 2004 purebred, black & YORKIE PUPS, CKC, S&W, baby dolls, 107K mi., heated seats, tan, 865-466-7370 6 wks. old, M $450, lthr., DVD, clean Boats Motors 232 F $500. 423-404-4189 inside/outside. $10,900. COCKER SPANIELS, Call 865-719-1976. AKC, 3 mo. Shots, firstname.lastname@example.org ASTROGLASS 16 ft, wormed, blk, $300. YORKSHIRE Puppies 1989 Fish 'n Ski. 606-354-9197 1st shots and New trolling mtr. Trucks ***Web ID# 852569*** 257 $2500. 865-256-3087 wormed. $200 each. Call 423-627-4517 Dachshunds Mini, AKC, 10 CHEVY Avalanche CALIFORNIAN 1984 wks, 1st shots, wormed, Z-71, 2002. PDL, 43' trawler, spacious, 2 M & 1 F $300. 865PW, sunroof, $9,500 Cats, $99K. Free Pets 145 2 diesel 223-7162; 680-4244 OBO. 865-621-3634 865-680-2080 ***Web ID# 853803*** ***Web ID# 848059*** ***Web ID# 850598*** ENGLISH BULLDOG ** ADOPT! * * EAGLE G3 2008 145PF FORD F150 XLT 2001, Local Driving/Delivery 106a Puppies AKC, avail. 1 owner, super crew 10", Yamaha 15HP now. 423-519-2468 Looking for a lost pet or a new 413' cab, custom camper strk. elec. start, Bear VOLUNTEER www.b ulld ogsofd estiny.com one? Visit Young-Williams trlr; Garmin 95 fshfndr. & Rhino liner. Ass is ted ***Web ID# 851498*** Animal Center, the official garaged. 25 hrs. $6500. 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Avail Farmer’s Market 150 Leisurecraft 24' Ponpanying seniors or 9/3. $1500. 865-209-3270 toon 2002, 40hp 2007 4 Wheel Drive 258 persons with disabiliI'm Paying Top Dollar Suzuki, acc's incl. ties to appointments, for Standing Timber, $7400. 931-484-4475 shopping, and other ENGLISH BULLDOG MAZDA B4000, 1996, 5 pups AKC, 2 F, 4 M, hardwood & pine. 5 ***Web ID# 850694*** errands. Training is spd, 117k mi, bed 1st shots, vet chkd, acres or more. Call provided. If you are liner, no air, runs grt! NITRO BASS BOAT, $1,250. 423-519-0647 865-982-2606; 382-7529 interested, please con$2700. 865-659-3731 2001, 200 Merc. & tantact Nancy Welch at: ***Web ID# 849982*** ***Web ID# 852319*** MF 2009 TLB Tractor, dem trlr, garage kept 865-524-2786 or $10,800. 865-617-7973 GERMAN Shepherds 3 cyl., diesel, like nancy.welch@ AKC, Checz bred, new, $12,000. 865knoxseniors.org NORRIS CRAFT 1975 Antiques Classics 260 home raised, starts 256-3087 15 1/2' Bass boat w/ @ $400. 865-300-4892 55HP mtr, TM, trlr FORD 1947 Super DeTo Buy standing Business For Sale 131 ***Web ID# 850837*** Want $2,400. 865-310-5050 hardwood & pine luxe Coupe, 2DHTP, GOLDEN RETRIEVER timber by the acre, ex cond, previous 6 Successful Business PUPS, AKC, S&W, min. 5. 865-206-7889 restoration, askCampers 235 yr. 11 yr old fully stocked M&F, $165/$199. ing $16,000 (insured Convenient Store with Call 423-663-3121 value $21,500). 865Fuel, Deli & Bakery ***Web ID# 849847*** Air Cond/Heating 187 CAMPERS WANTED 389-3371, 865-577-3176 located in Morgan Co. We buy travel trailers, Maltese Puppies, 7 $375K or consider 5th Wheels, Motor STANDING reasonable offers. wks, reg w/papers FREE homes & Pop-Up Sport Utility 261 Buck Stove, glass Serious inquiries only shots, ready to go. Campers. Will pay front door, 1 yr old. $400. 865-804-3217. 865-335-3594 cash. 423-504-8036 $1,000. 423-626-0929 CHEVY Suburban 2001, ***Web ID# 845981*** ***Web ID# 851409*** 110K mi., non Prowler 2001 TT 27' 1 smoke/clean, blue, 9 slide out, queen Substitute Header Substitute Header Lawn-Garden Equip. 190 large pass $8800. 865-660-6209 bed in front, bath in rear. A/C, gas range / ***Web ID# 852282*** 1 x 0 2 (3 52941) 1 x 0 2 (3 52941) heat. Hitch, load levCYCLONE RAKE, elers / sway bar inCommercial Pro 262 Comm. grade grass & cluded. $8500/bo. 865 Imports leaf vacuum, dual pro 717-1268; 717 645-1619 whls, 7 hp, OHV eng., NISSAN Rogue SL-360 9714 Hawﬁnch Lane, Knoxville, 37922 for 14 hp or larger wht, PW/PL, Motor Homes 237 2010, mower. Nearly new, spoiler, chrome grill, $1000. (new $1600.) alloys, 7k mi, like 865-560-9511 GEORGIE BOY 2000, new. $19,655. 86535' Class A motor 207-6131 home, gas eng., 30K ***Web ID# 853416*** Music Instruments 198 mi., 2 slide outs, sleeps 6, jacks incl. PONTIAC TRANS AM WS6, 1997, Ram Must sell. $6,700. PIANO, CONSOLE, Air, 107,000 mi., V8 865-637-1193 exc. cond. Just auto., black email@example.com tuned, $1025. 865-523rior, graphite gray 7267 or 865-254-2171 Newmar Dutchstar leather interior, new NEW ROOF, 3,250 SF, 4BR plus lg bonus rm & ofﬁce 1994 DSL Pusher, tires, brakes, rotors 235, Allison turned, new starter, w/2.5BA. Granite, open & spacious kit, dual staircase, Household Furn. 204 6Cummins spd, 6.5 KW gen set, battery, alternator, 2 TV's, 2 satellite rec. distributor, tune up, beautiful archways. Immaculate & move-in ready! MLS Ethan Allen maple Surround snd, 1000 compressor, many #764375 $329,900 watt inverter. Exc drop leaf table, $100; more new parts. cond. Must see! Runs great. Every2 handmade WinColdwell Banker Wallace & Wallace Realtors dsor arm chairs, Selling due to health. thing works. Good $24K. 865-691-8523 $200/ea. 865-288-0186 driver. $6,550. 423Lisa Jones 805-1384 (Cell) • 966-1111 (Ofﬁce) ***Web ID# 846895*** 286-9847, 937-232-1883 ***Web ID# 852120***
Wednesday, Sept. 14, Pellissippi State Community College in Hardin Valley, bloodmobile. ■ Noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike, bloodmobile. ■ Noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, UTHess Hall, inside lobby. Eddie Check Blood Drives: ■ 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, Mercy Medical Center North, 7551 Dannaher Way, inside Sister Elizabeth Room. ■ 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, Mercy South, 7323 Chapman Highway, bloodmobile. ■ 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, WIVK Studios, 4711 Old Kingston Pike, bloodmobile. Donors can take a tour of the studios. ■ 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, West Town Mall, at the amphitheater near JCPenney. Info: 524-3074 or visit www.medicblood.org.
CADILLAC DeVILLE 2001, 118K miles, good cond. $6,000. OBO. 865-693-0055 CHEVY COBALT 2006, ^ white, 49K mi, 2 dr, AT, AC, VG cond, 1 ownr, Roofing / Siding $7000. 865-660-9232
CHRYSLER Sebring conv, 1999, 129k mi, lthr, alum whls, V6, $3700. 423-442-1577 ***Web ID# 848024*** FORD FOCUS Station Wagon 2003, excel. shape, 39K low mi. $6,900. 865-588-8446
CHRISTIAN CLEANING LADY SERVICE. Dependable, refs, Call 705-5943. CLEANING HOMES or offices by honest, reliable hardworker who still believes in cleaning the old fashioned way. Ref. available. Call Lisa, 237-9823.
FENCE DOCTOR All types fencing & repair. I also haul off junk. 6 0 4 -691 1
CERAMIC TILE installation. Floors/ walls/repairs. 32 yrs exp, exc work! John 9 3 8 -3 3 2 8
HAROLD'S GUTTER SERVICE. Will clean front & back $20 & up. Quality work, guaranteed. Call 288-0556.
LANDSCAPING MGMT Design, install, mulch, small tree/shrub work, weeding, bed renewal, debri clean-up. Free estimates, 25 yrs exp! Mark Lusby 679-9848
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6807 Sherwood Drive $1,375,000. Flawless workmanship & design make this completely remodeled cape cod the perfect place to call home. Located on 1.66 acres on Sherwood Dr. in Old Westmoreland. Elegant LR, master on main w/enormous BA. Kit adjoined by cozy siing area w/FP & open dining area overlooking sunken FR w/FP which opens to pool. Hot tub & cabana. Up is a childrenâ€™s/guest paradise w/bonus. 400 SF oďŹƒce/BR & BA located over 3-car garage.
5247 Bent River Blvd. $1,350,000. 6BR/6.5BA custom home . Perched atop a very private seing in Harrison Keepe S/D. Circular drive, grand entrance. Fabulous gourmet kit, wet bar, master on main w/FP, W/I shwr & lrg sunken jacuzzi. LR w/cath ceil, opening to deck & backyard, ďŹ n bsmnt w/full BA & cov patio.
543 Arrowhead Trail. $477,000. Vacant & ready to show! Wonderful 2-sty brick cape cod located in park-like seing. Master on main w/FP, master BA w/whirlpool tub & steam shwr. Updated kit w/silestone tops & S/S appliances. Renovated upstairs BAs, new furnace. Lower level featuring kitchenee, built-in bookshelves, gas FP & wired for sound. Lrg level backyard w/mature trees & irrigation sys covering all ďŹ‚ower beds.
1132 Scenic Dr. $399,000. Lovely brick home on Prestigious Scenic Dr. Walk to the park or take a run on Cherokee Blvd. Newly ďŹ nished basement rec room, beautiful hardwoods. Newly updated BAs, plenty of space to enjoy family. 4BR/3BA, large, ďŹ‚at, fenced-in yard and great outdoor patio.
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6501 Orchard Dr. $1,299,000. Prime location in Old Westmoreland. 1935 home on 1+acres. Completely remodeled. Buyerâ€™s opportunity to appreciate all of the charm & character that an older home has to oďŹ€er while enjoying the conv and tech of todayâ€™s modern & eďŹƒcient homes.
1708 Vander Ridge Ln. $635,000. 2.5 sty on 2.80 acres in Wheaton Place within Lyons Bend. Completely re-modeled, eat-in kit w/ granite tops & 7 gourmet appl opening to cozy FR & views of pool, pool deck & grilling area. Formal DR, main BR & BA, spacious ofďŹ ce, priv bonus rm & BA. Second sty master w/reading area overlooking tree top views. 3rd level with 708 SF w/ addtl BR & oďŹƒce.
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1834 Duncan Woods Ln. $710,000. 1-owner home located on private cul-de-dac in Duncan Woods S/D. All brick ext w/ stone & wood beam accents. Open ďŹ‚r plan featuring grt rm w/vaulted ceil, gas FP & built-ins, kit w/granite tops & S/S appl. Master on main w/built-ins, lrg W/I closet, whirlpool tub & W/I shwr, as well as 2nd BR & BA on main. Screened-in porch, enormous unďŹ n walk-out bsmnt (plumbed & wired). Perfect for workshop or any number of ďŹ nished space ideas.
â€œDebaran showed homes to us for over a year. She took the time to get to know our family and needs. We are new to Knoxville and knew very little about the areas and neighborhoods. She was honest and pointed out areas she felt would be a good ďŹ t. Now that we are settled in our own home, she was exactly right about where we should live! The Hughes Properties team have honesty, patience and ethical standards far beyond other realtorsâ€? - Chad and Kari Autry â€œThis was our second time completing a real estate transaction with Tom and Debaran and they were once again fantastic to work with. During a very trying time with signiďŹ cant hail damage across Knoxville, Debaran helped us work through the issues and still close on time while helping us ensure that our investment is protected.â€? â€“ Andrew and Jessica Shafer â€œHave you ever viewed realtors as very high priced tour guides? I may have had that view in the past, but was I wrong when it came to Tom and Debaran Hughesway wrong. Tom and Debaran are highly professional and knowledgeable about the market. They provide sound advice in how to best position your property/home and they present your home in an outstanding fashion. Their follow-up is excellent and they LISTEN. Getting a home sold in todayâ€™s market is not easy...there are a lot of hoops to go through. Tom and Debaran will guide you expertly through them all. Very simply my wife and I recommend Tom and Debaran with great enthusiasm and emphasis-you canâ€™t go wrong! - Vince and Sheila Keller â€œDebaran and Tom were extremely professional from start to ďŹ nish. They utilized virtually every available marketing tool at their disposal and sold our home in less than three months. We even had multiple offers to choose from in the end! We would highly recommend them!â€? - Todd and Dana Redd
Debaran Hughes firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 865.660.4411 1604 Bingham Dr. $549,000. 4BR/4.5BA located on quiet st. in Kensington. Lrg updated kit w/plenty of granite work space, S/S appl including gas cook top, warming drawer & MW conv oven. Kit opens to spacious den w/cath ceil & FP w/views of mature fenced backyard & deck. Master w/ renovated BA includes W/I shwr, whirlpool tub & his/her sinks. Main ďŹ‚r oďŹƒce, formal LR & DR as well as cozy bsmnt den w/BA & shwr. In fabulous condition & truly a must see! Master BR curtains do not convey.
920 Lourdes Ln. $305,000. Fabulous home located at back of cul-de-sac in Turnberry S/D just oďŹ€ Northshore Dr. in â€œOld Concordâ€? near Ft. Loudon Lake. Brand new roof, siding, guers & prelisting home inspection make this home truly move-in ready. Home features eatin kit that opens to formal DR as well as lrg FR w/FP overlooking fenced-in backyard. Master up w/trey ceil, double sinks, W/I shwr & large soaking tub. Please call to schedule your showing today.
5413 Crestwood Dr. $287,500. 4BR/3.5BA, all brick Colonial Classic nestled amongst rolling hills, mature trees & lush landscaping. Home is a 9-iron away from the Donald Ross masterpiece Holston Hills Country Club. Home features grand entrance/foyer, large formal LR w/marble FP adjoined by lovely sun porch & breakfast rm, bright kit area w/ lovely views of yard & opening to formal DR. Bsmnt area featuring rec room w/FP, kitchenee w/indoor smoker, strg & lrg garage. A truly must see!
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3403 Lake View Ln. $869,000. Completely renovated w/stately presence above Lake View Dr. providing privacy, seclusion & expansive view of Ft. Loudon Lake. Master on main w/16x14 area that would be ideal dressing room, potential for 2nd BR on main w/private BA, wet bar, main level ofďŹ ce, formal LR w/marble FP & bay window overlooking lake. Gourmet kit & keeping rm opening to formal DR & cozy library w/ vaulted bead board ceil. Massive ďŹ‚r to ceil lodge FP & doors opening to front patio & back pool area. Lot adjoining backyard can be purchased from sellers for addtl privacy.
4264 Valencia Rd. $349,000. Rare ďŹ nd in Sequoyah Hills. 4BR/4.5BAcontemporary home located on wooded lot on private secluded st. In solid condition making it move-in ready or the perfect candidate to modify and/or update. This home will appeal to many diďŹ€erent audiences.
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2134 Sco Ln. $1,199,000. Come home to over 9.5 acres of total privacy & star gazing from your back porch. Re-modeled home in private enclave of WinďŹ eld Estates. Stunning kitchen, large great room w/grand stone ďŹ replace, glassed sunroom, large FR, formal DR & LR.
4159 Forest Glen Dr. $399,000. Fabulous Georgian charm with ďŹ nish levels that will delight you at every turn. 3BR/2.5BA & plenty of basement storage. Gourmet kitchen w/granite, lovely built-ins & moldings. Gardens & grounds that are enjoyable from your large covered porch & outdoor entertaining area. Perfect for enjoying the outdoors & close to everything. Welcome!
2505 Chimney Rock Ln. $239,000. Beautiful new construction. Open ďŹ‚oor plan with lovely kitchen, S/S appliances, real hardwoods, tons of storage & fabulous ďŹ nishes. Main level oďŹƒce. Agreat location completes the package. Welcome home!
1959 Oakleigh Way. $399,000. Oh the views! In West Knoxvilleâ€™s most upscale gated neighborhood. Complete with plenty of privacy and 4.40 acres. The views are outstanding and the surroundings are lovely. Stunning architecture in a thriving development.
5809 Martin Mill Pike. $769,000. The Double E Farm provides almost 30 rolling acres of natureâ€™s untouched beauty. Serene rural seing yet moments away from the amenities outside of the farm. Completely renovated, move-in ready farm house featuring geo thermal energy sys, well, kinetico water soener & drinking water sys, high ceils, lrg rms, updated kit w/granite tops, master on main w/whirlpool tub & W/I shwr. Gorgeous decking, several out buildings including barn/stable, chicken coop, playhouse & gar near house w/ space above for workshop/oďŹƒce. Please call to schedule your private showing.
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6612 Stone Mill Dr. $939,000. Truly a rare ďŹ nd! Completely renovated 1-level in Old Westmoreland. Large FR, LR w/ vaulted ceiling opening to covered porch overlooking sprawling backyard. Study w/built-ins, gourmet kit w/gas cook top, SubZero & granite work space. 2nd FR perfect for watching the big game. Lrg laundry rm & 2nd laundry area. Master is entered from a private hallway that opens to your own oasis featuring plenty of natural light, salon size closet, master BA w/his/her sinks, soaking tub, dual head shwr & private workout rm or study. Move-in ready & an absolute must see!
B-6 • SEPTEMBER 5, 2011 • BEARDEN SHOPPER-NEWS
health & lifestyles Adams and Todd join Knoxville Heart Group
Fort Sanders Cardiac Rehab gets dancer back on her toes If you see 79-year-old Jin Gaston in a South Knoxville supermarket speeding along with a buggy, she may be doing more than grocery store shopping. “When I walk, I get a buggy and go up and down the aisles as fast as I can go,” she explains with a laugh. Gaston regularly exercises her heart since undergoing quintuple bypass surgery last year at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. She’s working to prevent a heart attack. “I’m not an outside person, so I walk with the buggy,” she says. “You just go up and down the aisles.” Before coming up with her walking routine, Gaston attended Fort Sanders Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program for 12 weeks after her surgery. The program instructors taught her the importance of exercising to recover from the heart surgery that likely saved her life. “My doctors say I was a walking heart time bomb,” she explains. “I didn’t even know that I had a heart problem. I didn’t feel good all summer, and then last July I had a tightness in my chest and pain in my shoulder.” When she experienced the tightness in her chest, her husband, Jack, took her to the Emergency Department at Fort Sanders Regional. Physicians at Fort Sanders used a heart catheter procedure to diagnose ﬁve near-blockages in her heart. She was scheduled right away for emergency bypass surgery. It took nine weeks for her to recover from the surgery. Gaston then entered the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Fort Jin Gaston and husband Jack take a spin on the Sanders to regain her strength. dance floor after her heart surgery and cardiac “I started therapy there three days a rehabilitation at Fort Sanders Regional.
week,” she says. “At ﬁrst, I was using a walker.” Now, Gaston and husband Jack are back to their ballroom dancing events at the O’Connor Senior Center twice a week, enjoying the fox trot, waltz, rumba, cha-cha and swing. “It is fun and really good exercise,” smiles Gaston, who has also returned to teaching dancing classes. Patients at Fort Sanders Cardiac Rehabilitation program attend workout sessions and lectures several days a week. Nutritionists, exercise therapists and nurses instruct patients on the importance of a healthy diet, how to manage pain and exercises to strengthen the heart. “The therapists are so attentive,” says Gaston. “They make sure that you’re OK during the time you’re there, with a heart monitor while you exercise. It really makes you feel good to get therapy.” Gaston says she and her husband are continuing the diet tips they learned at Fort Sanders. “I’ve lost at least 35 pounds, but I am not as strict on my diet as I should be, of course,” she says. “I do eat some sweets from time to time.” Gaston recommends the Fort Sanders Cardiac Rehabilitation Center to anyone who needs help recovering from surgery or a heart attack. “I had excellent care,” she smiles. “I highly recommend it. The good Lord has blessed me. I would just say anybody that has heart problems or surgery, they really need to go to Fort Sanders Rehab. They are just wonderful.” To discover how the Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program at Fort Sanders Regional could help you, call (865) 541-1250.
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Brian J. Adams, M.D., and Joshua W. Todd, M.D., of Knoxville Heart Group to the hospital’s awardwinning cardiac care team. Dr. Adams and Dr. Todd specialize in Interventional Cardiology procedures and are Fellowship-trained. Dr. Adams completed Brian J. Adams, a Fellowship in CarM.D. diovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology at Boston University Medical Center, while Dr. Todd completed his Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases and Interventional Cardiology at the Joshua W. Todd, University of North M.D. Carolina. Knoxville Heart Group has recently relocated its main office to suite 108 in the beautiful Fort Sanders Center for Advanced Medicine building at 1819 Clinch Ave. in Knoxville. The new building offers convenient, covered parking for patients. Knoxville Heart Group also has offices in Jefferson City, Harrogate, Seymour, Sweetwater and on Northshore Drive. To schedule an appointment with a Knoxville Heart physician, call (865) 546-5111.
Build up your heart muscle with Fort Sanders Cardiac Rehab Center Leaving the hospital is just the first step in recovering from a heart attack, heart surgery or angioplasty. Cardiac patients often need to strengthen weakened heart muscles and learn heart-healthy practices. Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center heart patients are referred to the hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program. The three-month program offers exercise sessions and health classes to establish lifestyle changes that help reduce the patient’s risk of further heart disease. “Cardiac Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary treatment plan which involves medication, nursing, exercise physiology, nutrition and psychology. We know it’s difficult to make lifestyle change, so we try to provide people support so they can change,” explains Cardiac Rehab nurse case manager Brenda Leuthold. Patients exercise three times each week while hooked to a heart monitor. They also attend 16 different classes on nutrition, stress management and medications. “That’s long enough to help get habits formed,” says Leuthold. After completing the rehab program, patients are invited back to the center to continue exercising. The center has exercise bikes, step machines, treadmills and free weights. “It’s a wonderful support group for anybody that’s had heart disease or heart procedures,” says Leuthold. “We have a lot of great outcomes.” For information about the Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program at Fort Sanders Regional, call (865) 541-1250.
Fort Sanders receives GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center has received the American College of Fort Sanders Regional Cardiology Foundation’s consistently followed the NCDR ACTION Registrytreatment guidelines in ACTION GWTG Gold Performance Registry® -GWTG™ for eight Achievement Award for consecutive quarters and met a 2011. The award recognizes performance standard of 85% for FSRMC’s success in specific performance measures to implementing a higher receive this 2011 award. standard of care for heart attack patients. It also signifies that Fort Sanders has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients with standards of care outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations. To receive the ACTION Registry-GWTG Performance Achievement Award, Fort Sanders consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry-GWTG for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 85 percent for specific performance measures. Fort Sanders is one of only 167 hospitals in the U.S. to receive the 2011 GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award.
Quality. Compassion. Confidence. Three words that describe the physicians and staff at Knoxville Heart Group. With more than 150 years of combined experience, the physicians at KHG offer the full range of cardiac services. Call today for an appointment. Accepting new patients at each of our ﬁve locations: • Fort Sanders • Harrogate • Jefferson City • Sweetwater • Northshore • Seymour
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