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NOVEMBER 14, 2011

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By Wendy Smith It turns out that bluegrass music sounds just as good when it’s served with leg of lamb as when it’s served with barbecue. That’s what Ron and Therese Leadbetter learned when they hosted 16 journalists who were in town last weekend as participants of the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists. The U.S. State Department program brings rising international journalists to the U.S. each fall to examine journalistic principles and practices. UT is one of 10 schools nationwide that hosts academic seminars for the visitors. This year, the 16 journalists who came to Knoxville were all from the Middle East, and since the reception at the Leadbetter’s West Knoxville home fell on Eid Al-Adha, a Muslim holiday, the visitors requested a meal that would meet dietary restrictions. So tabouli, hummus and baklava, prepared by the Time Out Delicatessen Ali Baba, were on the menu, rather than traditional East Tennessee fare. Peter Gross, director of the UT’s School and Journalism and Electronic Media, also attended the event. The theme for this year’s program was “Media and Democracy,” and seminar topics included freedom of the press, access to information and protection of sources. The conversations were especially interesting, given what

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Americans are crazy about 3-D. Photography was a relatively new art form when stereoscopic photography, which uses two images taken about two-and-a-half inches (the distance between the eyes) apart, became the rage. The images merged when viewed with a device called a stereoscope, and postcards with dual images allowed our greatgrandmothers to feel like they were visiting far-off tourist attractions. The View-Master took over the genre when Kodachrome film was developed in the 1930s. The device’s

dent Hosni Mubarak first addressed the country that day and pledged to form a new government. While the revolution was bound to happen, he thinks social media sped up the process. The freedom of journalists is still constrained, he said, because while it was safe for them to criticize Mubarak, it is unwise to malign armed forces. “We can only go so far with the transitional government.” He’d ultimately like to see more liberty for Egypt, and he’s optimistic about the future. While Islamic groups are still politically dominant,

most have become more moderate because of Arab Spring events. He also hopes that the Christian minority, which makes up 10 percent of the population, will become more involved in politics. The journalists visited Washington, D.C., and San Francisco before arriving in Knoxville, but Abdelmawgod said Knoxville was the most hospitable. He is surprised that UT could contain so many minority groups and experience so little friction. The group learned from Gross that education addresses such problems, and that the university doesn’t allow acts of violence.

primary audience changed from adults to children when reels featuring television and movie characters outsold those of exotic locales. Now, following on the heels of the realistic (and pricey) 3-D movie, is the 3-D television. And while there are 3-D computers and video games currently on the market, Michael Kaplan predicts that Apple will soon develop 3-D devices that don’t require special glasses. Kaplan, a professor of architecture emeritus at UT, is a 3-D devotee. He bought himself a $10 3-D camera while studying architecture

A 1935 stereoscopic photo shows the construction of Norris Dam. Michael Kaplan collects 3-D images of East Tennessee and hopes to compile them on a ViewMaster reel. Photo submitted in the early 1960s and dazzled his both entertaining and practical, friends when he showed the images given his field. To page A-3 with a 3-D projector. His hobby was

Rogero’s election a milestone for DeSelm By Betty Bean About the time that Mark Padgett called Madeline Rogero to concede the election, Bee DeSelm was rolling her walker up the ramp into the Foundry to join the victory celebration. Inside, the first woman ever elected mayor of Knoxville was watching for her former County Commission colleague, whom she considers her mentor and inspiration. “I called her in 1990 when I was running for County Commission and said ‘Hey, can I come get some advice?’ I asked how much time it took to be a county commissioner and she pulled out her appointment book and showed me details that you need to know when you are thinking

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the journalists have experienced this year and their hopes for the future of their countries, he said. Most would like to see true democracy at home. Osama Abdelmawgod, a social media editor for Yahoo, played a role in Egypt’s revolution when he used Twitter to give protesters information about the police during protests. When he reported that officers were fatigued or that their resources had run so low that they were using civilian vehicles, it emboldened other protesters to join in. He was part of the crowd of protesters on Jan. 28, the final day of what was called “Anger Week.” Presi-

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Rita Chamouri of Lebanon and Khemais Ben Braik of Tunisia, left, dance to the music of the Stringdusters at the home of Ron and Therese Leadbetter. The couple hosted a reception for participants in the Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists. Pictured band members are Oscar Tedford, Sam Carey, Mark Jones and Bill Rasnick. Photo by Wendy Smith

although it didn’t go into effect until 2002 (and wasn’t enforced until a court order in 2007), both DeSelm and Rogero – unlike most of their colleagues – voluntarily honored the voters’ mandate. DeSelm had served 22 years, Rogero eight. Rogero’s election has been a point of light in an otherwise grim year for DeSelm – in July, she lost her Bee DeSelm and Madeline Rogero on election night. Photo by husband, Hal, after 63 years Betty Bean of marriage. She fell and broke her hip in August and about running for political studied the issues and did moved into an assisted livoffice,” Rogero said. what she thought was right.” ing center to recuperate for “She was a great role modRepublican DeSelm and a month and never returned el, an advisor and somebody Democrat Rogero served to- home. And there’s somewho always studied the is- gether for eight years, often thing else, too. sues and didn’t look out in the teaming up on matters of “I’ve got Alzheimer’s, crowd to see who was sitting conscience. In 1994, a term which is a big problem for there to determine which way limits referendum passed me, but not so much that I she was going to vote. She with a broad majority, and can’t usually carry on a con-

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Let the shopping begin … It’s the time of year when we find ourselves spending money we don’t really have on people who don’t really need anything. That’s why I love shopping venues like the Holiday Market held last

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actually figured out how to make it work. Being a life-long knitter helped her understand the complex contraption. She can whip out a pair of knit socks in an hour and a half, and also makes beautiful dolls, scarves and hats. She sells enough to “support her habit,” she says, but she also donates much of her work – baby hats – to Methodist Medical Center. ■

weekend at Messiah Lutheran Church, where gift purchases benefited the poor as well as the recipients. The event, hosted by the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, raised funds for Compassion Coalition and Mobile Meals with a booth of donated crafts and a silent auction made up of items donated by vendors. There was also fair trade merchandise offered through Lutheran World Relief. Another good reason to check out local craft fairs is the chance to meet someone like Nancy Larson of Karns. She’s Mary Louise “M.L.” Dubay catches up with old family friend a retired ORNL physicist who Linda Raulston at the Glass Bazaar. Dubay was offering samples came across an antique sock of her handmade toffee at the store, which will carry the tasty knitter several years ago and treat through the holidays.

Kim Spoon, Mandy Watson and Lori Haskell of Restoration House speak at the fourth annual Restoring Hope luncheon held last week. Photos by Wendy Smith

Career change nets sweet rewards

Another artisan with East Tennessee roots has given up her job the technology field to make the world a sweeter place. Mary Louise Coughlin Dubay grew up in Knoxville, where she graduated from Knoxville Catholic High School and UT before beginning a career in the Dallas area. When she realized her company was headed for bankruptcy, she followed the advice of friends and family and began marketing her famous toffee. She uses an old family recipe to create the crunchy, buttery confection. Toffee recipes are all similar – butter, sugar and chocolate – but the technique is what’s important, she says. Dubay’s toffee has made its way into high-end Texas grocery store Central Market, and she has an online store at www.toffeetreats. com. She is still “chief cook and bottlewasher” for the operation, and that’s the way she likes it. “I don’t want it to grow too fast because it’s a passion for me.” Dubay’s Toffee Treats are available at Glass Bazaar, 6470 Kingston Pike, through the holidays. ■

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Missy doesn’t think her family would’ve made it if they hadn’t found the Restoration House. The faithbased nonprofit typically serves single mothers in crisis, but the organization was willing to offer support to the young woman who

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Care packages for soldiers The American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge will be collecting items from the community to send to a Marine unit it has adopted serving in the Middle East. The program is called “Ooh-Rah for the Holidays.” Toiletries, food, entertainment items and more will be collected through Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the AMSE lobby. A list of items is available at www.amse.org. All packages will be shipped by Saturday, Dec. 10.

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“You can’t really see architecture in 2-D,” he says. That is the basis for View Productions, a business venture Kaplan started with his former student Greg Terry in the 1990s. Terry developed an interest in stereo photography after seeing Kaplan use it as a teaching tool in class. Terry also knew that Kaplan had tinkered with the idea of creating reels of architectural masterpieces that could be viewed on a View-Master. They chose Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Pennsylvania home, Fallingwater, as the subject of their first View-Master reel. But before they could begin, the Joe Price home in Bartlesville, Okla., designed by Bruce Goff, burned to the ground. Kaplan had photographed the home in 3-D a few years earlier, so they decided to move forward with a three-reel packet featuring the Joe Price home and two other Goff houses. The project was a success and provided the financial means to proceed with the Fallingwater reel, which was published in 1998 to rave reviews. View Productions has released 14 different reels or reel sets. The company has faced various production challenges over the years, beginning with Tyco’s sale of the Beaverton, Ore., plant that produces the reels to Fisher-Price. Then, the format for submitting material for custom reels changed from transparencies to digital files. Fisher Price eventually discontinued custom reels altogether, but another company took over the production. While View Productions doesn’t provide a living for either Kaplan or Terry, who works full time as an architect at Studio Four Design, it

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Michael Kaplan, a professor of architecture emeritus at UT, demonstrates a 3-D camera he purchased as a college student. He, along with his former student Greg Terry, created View Productions, which publishes View-Master reels of architectural masterpieces. Photo by Wendy Smith

Book signing Michael Kaplan will be at Union Avenue Books at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, to discuss View Productions’ Architecture and Design Classics in 3-D. View-Master reels featuring the work of such architects as Frank Lloyd Wright and Frank Gehry will be available for purchase. Info: http:// viewproductions.com/.

has been an enjoyable hobby as well as an opportunity to educate. Kaplan has lectured and written extensively on the subject of 3-D architectural photography. He keeps a notebook of the extensive national press the company has received, along with some impressive fan mail. After a chance encounter with Bill Clinton at a New England coffee shop,

Charley Oden, a Navy veteran, shows his Submarine Combat World War II pin and his 1935 Qualified Submarine Dolphins pin before speaking to the Andrew Bogle DAR Chapter at Fox Den Country Club. With him is his good friend Edie Clemons. He told about serving on an old diesel submarine during the first part of the Cold War, saying, “I did a lot of secret stuff.” He fixed a couple of submarines to enable divers to tap into underwater telephone lines so they could receive messages that the Russians sent. “We followed the Russian submarines around and they followed us. We had collisions with a few. A lot of the Russians had to get theirs fixed. Ours were damaged a little, but we got back to Pearl Harbor all right.” He retired as C MoMM, Chief Petty Officer, Motor Mechanic, in 1956. Photo by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com

Kaplan sent the former president a View-Master along with samples of his work. Clinton responded with a ■ Knox County Public Library’s board of advisors kind thank-you letter. will meet in regular session Over the years, Kaplan 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at has collected stereo phoLawson McGhee Library, 500 tography of East Tennessee W. Church Ave. The public is locations, including a Civil welcomed. War-era shot of downtown ■ The Epilepsy Foundation Knoxville from Fort Dickerand e-Cycle will have a comson, photos of the construcputer recycling event 9 a.m. tion of Norris Dam and picto 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at tures from the 1982 World’s West Town Mall. Donors will Fair. He hopes to someday be able to drop off their old computers and make a monpackage the pictures togethetary donation to benefit the er on a reel. Epilepsy Foundation. Epilepsy While he recently had the affects more than 3 million opportunity to view some of Americans, but East Tenneshis photos on a 53-inch 3-D see has the highest incident television, he still likes the rate in the country. physical, hands-on opera■ The Council of Involved tion of the View-Master. Neighborhoods (COIN) “The View-Master format will meet 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is still magical, providing Monday, Dec. 5, at the CAC/L.T. Ross Building, 2247 entertainment and knowledge to those who peer into its world,” he says.

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Candidates Madeline Rogero, Mark Padgett, Ivan Harmon and Bo Bennett at an April debate. File photo by Betty Bean

‘This process stinks’ So says District 3 school board member Cindy Buttry. Buttry held nothing back last week when County Commission met to give final approval to the commission and school board redistricting plan dubbed 1A. While the plan aligns commission and school districts and ensures that each district contains a high school, it also divides some traditional communities among two or three districts. That’s not a new phenomenon, as the good folks of Fountain City – to name one community – will testify. No commissioners are moved from Cindy Buttry their current districts by the plan, but Buttry and District 6 school board representative Thomas Deakins now reside, respectively, in Districts 6 and 5. The community-splitting that fueled Buttry’s ire concerns Norwood. Precinct 40, Norwood Elementary, shifts from District 3 to District 6. The part of Precinct 41, Norwood Library, located south of I-640 is merged into Precinct 19 in District 1 to conform to the redrawn district lines. The rest of Precinct 41 moves from District 2 to District 3. Buttry said she was speaking “not as a board member but as a citizen” when she asked commission to reconsider its pending approval of Plan 1A. Besides, she added, she wasn’t running for re-election. (Her term expires next year.) But she wasn’t finished with commissioners, several of whom, she said, told her they would vote for the plan the school board wanted. “After Carter, and now this, it’s hard to believe anything this body says. … I feel lied to and I feel betrayed by some of you folks,” she said. Some listening might have added that they felt “betrayed” by some of Buttry’s obstructionist voting habits on school board, just as they might have wondered how much her declaration not to seek office again was influenced by her new district residence. Commissioner Richard Briggs tried to mollify her, noting that he had not received “one call, email or anything” from anyone in the Norwood community or – for that matter – a school board member. Commissioner R. Larry Smith chipped in, saying “every single person” he had talked to wanted the commission and school districts aligned. After Buttry unshipped her cargo, Commissioner Amy Broyles – indirectly – took exception to Buttry’s assessment that the process “stinks.” The process was fine, Broyles said, if it had been respected. The joint committee of commissioners and school board members recommended two plans, 2A and 4A, which were rejected by commission in favor of the plan which left incumbent commissioners safe at home. “We need to either respect the process or just start doing it all ourselves and stop wasting (other people’s) time,” Broyles said, also alluding to the stalemated Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness and the stilldebated Hillside and Ridge Top Protection Plan. Approval of the plan required separate votes for commission and school board. The commission vote was 9-2, with Broyles and Brad Anders dissenting. The school district vote was 8-3, with Jeff Ownby joining Broyles and Anders. After a lenghty process, County Commission approved a redistricting plan and nobody showed except Cindy Buttry. Good thing it only happens once a decade. Contact Larry Van Guilder at lvgknox@mindspring.com.

Truth and talking points What went wrong with Padgett? Mark Padgett had something like a 12-pack of messages, and boy howdy did he pound them.

Betty Bean He did a lot of talking about jobs, growing up poor, winning our trust. Unburdened by modesty (false or otherwise), one of his standard pitches went like this: “Picture the next mayor getting on a plane to go and talk to a world class CEO about relocating to Knoxville. Ask yourself who you’d rather have getting off the other side of that plane to sit across the table from that world class CEO?”

It’s safe to assume he didn’t like the answer he got last Tuesday. At this point it’s probably nitpicking to mention that the “other side of that plane” part bothered me. But when I fly, I always walk out the door through which I entered, and I’m pretty sure that’s true for just about everybody. My only excuse for such pettiness is that listening to someone reiterate his specialness makes me grouchy – unless that person is elderly enough to have a good excuse, which Padgett, of course, isn’t, and doesn’t. Another of his oft-repeated claims was that he barely knew 50 people in Knoxville when he started campaigning for mayor. That indirectly contradicts the “deep roots in this city” meme, but it’s probably closer to the literal truth than most of his claims, considering that he and his

for public service that was another of his talking points. He professed to be shocked and offended back in the spring when I told him that I’d never seen him at a public meeting (or anywhere else) before he decided to run for mayor. True, he was a Boys and Girls Club advisory board member, but the first I knew about that was when B&G Club CEO John Lee publicly reamed him for putting “I am the Dream” signs in the hands of little B&G Club kids and posing for pictures with them marching in the Martin Luther King Day parade. Finally, one of his final talking points was releasing those late-breaking poll numbers showing him closing in on Madeline Rogero. Unfortunately for Padgett, it was weighed in the balance and found wanting on Nov. 8.

wife, Katie, closed on their home on Westland Drive on May 21, 2010, marking the first time the Padgetts had lived inside the Knoxville city limits since his Lonsdale childhood (another standard campaign meme). The significance of that date is that the qualifying deadline to run for mayor was June 16, 2011, at which time the city charter dictates that a candidate must have lived in the city for a year. Padgett beat the oneyear residency requirement by 25 days and never voted in a city election until his name was on the ballot. Did he move into town for the purpose of running for mayor? Can’t know for sure, but he started campaigning before all the boxes got unpacked. Maybe he was impelled by his deep love for Knoxville or a genetic passion

ders is twice his age and also newly elected after one term on County Commission. ■ One of their first votes en seriously. If Padgett runs will be to choose a new vice again he should spend more mayor as current Vice Mayor time listening to voters. He Joe Bailey is term limited and needs to be more transparent leaves council Dec. 17. when asked direct questions ■ Chancellor Fansler has about his business. He needs issued a decision in the city to address real issues. pension lawsuit. It is unclear ■ Nov. 8 also saw Frank- what the city pension board fort, Ind., (population 16,000) will do. Mayor Rogero should elect Chris McBarnes, 23, a attend the meetings. Republican. Knox County has elected young persons to School board the Legislature such as Dick Krieg, Ryan Haynes, Sandra qualifying deadline Clark and myself (all under So you want to be a school 30 when elected) but not to board member? Then hurry administrative offices. up to the courthouse. As of 8 ■ Over in Charleston, a.m. today, qualifying petiS.C., Mayor Joe Riley was tions were available at the elected to his 10th four-year Election Commission. Counterm with 67 percent of the ty Commission approved a vote against three opponents. new district map last week, Riley is associated with his- so check your address at the toric preservation and the Election Commission if you revival of downtown Charles- have any doubt about the ton. Never a hint of scandal district you reside in. and a tireless approach to Four school board seats delivery of city services has are up in 2012 (board assured his popularity. members are exempt from ■ Four new City Coun- term limits): Districts 2 cil members will bring new (Indya Kincannon), 3 (Cindy ideas and energy. Marshall Buttry), 5 (Karen Carson) Stair, 33, arrives as one of the and 8 (Mike McMillan). The youngest persons ever elected deadline to submit a petition citywide, while Finbarr Saun- is noon, Thursday, Dec. 8.

Rogero converts doubters Madeline Rogero is Knoxville’s next mayor and has earned our support. If she succeeds, we all succeed. Her win was not remotely close. The margin places her in good stead to win a second term in 2015 and discourages would be competitors. She took a strong showing against Bill Haslam eight years ago and converted it to a landslide last week. She won over many of her doubters. Rogero faces a busy six weeks as she takes office Saturday, Dec. 17. She has to fill key positions, including her immediate staff plus city department heads. More than 30 positions serve at the pleasure of the mayor. Mayor Dick Fulton of Nashville told me the two most important positions are law and finance directors. The mayor will spend time almost every day with those two officials. She must trust and respect their advice. I retained Randy Vineyard who was Mayor Kyle Testerman’s finance director and he continued for the entire 16 years I was mayor. I persuaded an

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Atlanta attorney, Tom Varlan, who had grown up in Knoxville to come back as city law director and he held the position for 10 years. Today, of course, he is a highly respected federal judge. Rogero will not find enough hours in the day to see and meet with all her friends. Everyone wants time with the new mayor and most will tell her that she had their support (when in fact 39 percent backed her rival.) Mark Padgett’s campaign fizzled, if it ever was. Just three weeks ago he released what turned out to be a bogus poll claiming he was only six points behind Rogero. The actual poll results placed him 20 points behind after raising more than $500,000 to get 8,700 votes. His attacks on Rogero never stuck and were not tak-

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Former County Commissioner Mark Harmon signs copies of his book, “Crashing the Commission,” for former UT Chancellor Bill Snyder and Property Assessor Phil Ballard. Snyder slyly models the “university twit” T-shirt made popular by Greg “Lumpy” Lambert’s moniker for Harmon, who teaches journalism at UT. Photo by Betty Bean

Go Big Red! Satire alert! The frantic final hours of last week’s Knoxville mayoral election revealed the hitherto unknown existence of the Knoxville Communist Party, or “KCP” if you prefer. Yes, Virginia, there is a KCP, and we know this because its members were loudly expressing support for Madeleine Rogero via Twitter just before election day. Utilizing state-of-the-art surveillance technology, the Shopper-News was able to trace the origin of the tweets. At a rundown motel just outside the city limits we met Vladimir “Bubba” Brushoffski, who professed to be head commissar of the KCP as well as the tweets’ author. Bubba was putting the finishing touches on what he called his “K-Town Manifesto,” and he offered to let us print it for the benefit of our readers. Here it is, complete and unedited. Wake up, comrades!

Knoxville Communist Party is well and good, and new vodka shipment from mother country coming soon. Knoxville Communist Party needs you! We have long history, not known by some. Local cell is older than Lenin’s whiskers. Many famous Knoxville Communists not known by some. I give one example – Cas Walker. Original sign of shears was sign of hammer and sickle! This surprise you? Cas change to shears only because prices hard to cut with hammer. Bad luck that new mayor is not really Communist, but Bubba keep trying! Long live Knoxville Communist Party! Go Big Red! And there the “manifesto” ends. Bubba keeled over after his fourth tumbler of vodka, and we left him snoozing contentedly about dreams of county conquest – or the next local election. – L. Van Guilder

“This L&N is everything we envisioned and more,” said Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre. “And it’s off to a great start.” County Council president Shannon Sumner said, “STEM is a PTA school with 100 percent teacher and faculty membership in PTA.” McIntyre said he had a

“Dick Cheney moment” when he hired Becky Ashe as principal. He asked Ashe, then the science supervisor, to head the principal selection committee. She asked just great interview questions and had such enthusiasm for the school that McIntyre finally said, “Becky, why don’t you take this job?” And she said, “Could I?” Ashe is now STEM principal and science supervisor. Shelia Shipley, PTSA president for the Academy, accepted the group’s charter. Karen Davis, state PTA president attended and Ron Blaylock represented Gov. Bill Haslam. State Reps. Ryan Haynes and Bill Dunn were on hand, as were county commissioners R. Larry Smith and Mike Brown.

School board member Pam Trainor tours the L&N Stem Academy with Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre. At right, student body president Ben Fomby leads a tour for parents and friends. Photos by S. Clark

Precincts shift with redistricting With County Commission’s approval last week of a new district map that aligns commission and school districts, a number of precincts are now in new districts. Elections for members of School Board Districts 2, 3, 5 and 8 will be held March 6, 2012. Listed below are the precinct names for those districts. District 2: Central United Methodist Church, North Knox Recreation Center,

solidated into Precinct 74, Shannondale. Also, an area of Precinct 74 north of Luttrell Road is being consolidated into Precinct 61. District 3: West Haven, Ridgedale, Bearden Middle, Lonas, North Cedar Bluff, South Cedar Bluff, East Cedar Bluff, Norwood Library (see note). Note: A portion of Norwood Library, Precinct 41, south of I-640 is being consolidated into SOAR Youth

Ministries, Precinct 19, District 1. The remaining portion, formerly in District 2, is now part of District 3. District 5: Concord, Farragut 1 (Precinct 66N), Farragut 2 (Precinct 66S), A.L. Lotts. District 8: Hills, Fort Sumter, Sunnyview, Ramsey, Riverdale, Dora Kennedy, Corryton, Gibbs, Ellistown, Ritta, Skaggston, Carter and Thorngrove.

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the ATBI website shows the current tally to be 7,101 species new to the park, and an amazing 910 species completely new to science, all of this in a place with 9 million visitors a year. Other national and state parks and other various nature preserves, both here and abroad, have started similar programs of inventories based on the GSMNP model. How does it work? They started with the basics: the underlying geology, the soil types, the amounts of rainfall in the various areas. One of the main reasons for all the diversity of life in the Park is the large number of small habitats. Each little area has a different type of soil, different amount of moisture, different degree of slope, faces a different angle to the sun. And a lot of living things have adapted to survive mostly in their special little habitat. So, it takes a lot of looking. More than 1,000 scientists, college students and volunteers, or “citizen scientists,” have been involved in the program. They perform focused collecting activities (fern forays, beetle blitzes and so on), and then the invited superspecialists from around the world (more than 20 countries so far) sit for hours and days, microscopes at the ready, identifying all the plants and critters that have come in. As you would expect, they find lots more tiny new things than big new things. They have added 10 new birds to the Park list, six new fish, two new reptiles and one new mammal – none of them new to science. But, they’ve found 143 slime molds new to the Park, 18 of them new to science. And 50 snails that are new to the park, seven of which are new to science. And get this: they’ve found 1,575 beetles new to the Park, 583 mushrooms, and 944

butterflies and moths, with well more than 100 of those previously unknown to science! They’ve found 533 spiders, 41 new to science, and 14 species of daddy long-legs. That’s a lot of stuff running around up there that nobody knew even existed. I think the 19th century explorers would be proud. They’ve found some weird things. How about a newto-the-Park, spiny-headed worm? Or some new, alien earthworms that may be trying to take over our native nightcrawlers? And then there are my favorites, the waterbears. Like most everybody else, I had never heard of waterbears, or tardigrades, as the biologists tend to call them. One biology textbook says that “To find tardigrades, you may not have to look any farther than the nearest clump of moss.” They are slow-moving, pudgy little animals that lumber along on four pairs of stubby, jointless legs that end in two claws. Some species have only females. And when things go bad, they can stop all signs of being alive (no metabolism at all) and the when things are better, come right back to life! The reason that you may not have seen any waterbears lately is that they are mostly less than 0.5 millimeters long. A giant waterbear might be 1 mm. And so far, they have found 82 species of waterbears in the Park, 21 of them new to science. In our world today, we’re so busy covering everything with asphalt that we forget what an amazing, abundant and considerably unknown world we have around us. The Smokies have an abundance of life. But you will find that your backyard, your garden and your local park are full of life as well. It’s interesting, and fun, to get to know more of it.


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From a distance Immediately after the suffering of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken. (Matthew 24: 29 NRSV) From a distance, the world looks blue and green, And the snow-capped mountains white. (“From a Distance,” by Julie Gold) As I write, we have successfully dodged a celestial bullet. The asteroid 2005 YU55 sailed between Earth and the moon today, which is the astronomical equivalent of threading a very small needle. When I say we dodged it, that statement actually gives us way too much credit. Our astronomers knew it was coming (which is an improvement, I guess, over the days of the dinosaurs when an asteroid slammed directly into earth, creating the Gulf of Mexico and a worldwide persistent winter for some significant amount of time).

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and clouds of star nurseries, but it apparently is also cluttered with a fair amount of debris. (I have confessed before in this space my own predilection for clutter, so who am I to be critical of the Divine Housekeeper?) There are, of course, scifi movies where astronauts go into space and blow an asteroid up just in the nick of time, but that seems a little chancy to me. The Law of Unintended Consequences has not been repealed, to my knowledge. YU-55 was 200,000 miles from the Earth, it is true, but how many others are there out there, hurtling toward us? I come from a long line of world class, champion worriers. But even I know when I’m licked, because, really. What are we going to do? This little lifeboat in which we all sail around the sun is the only craft we have. If something is really headed our way, however many years down the road … That possibility makes me wonder: Are we keep-

Holy cow! It’s Church at the Joe Onstage was a modern, loud band with several guitarists, a drummer, singers and colorful pulsating stage lights. You could “feel the music” as the floor vibrated with the beats. Pastor Cagle illustrated the theme of bad choices with a comical story. A woman hears on the news someone is driving the wrong way on the highway. Alarmed, she calls to warn her husband. He replies, “I know, there’s hundreds of them out here!” Ironically, a “Bud Light” sign glowed behind Cagle as he preached about poor decisions including alcoholism, drugs and bad re-

By Theresa Edwards Cotton Eyed Joe attracted a crowd of approximately 600 last Monday when its dance floor was transformed to “Church at the Joe.” Pastor Scott Cagle of NorthStar Church reached out to the “congregation” on this special family night. His goal was to bring the word of Christ to them in a new and fresh way. He explained, “I’m not talking about a religion, a church or a denomination. I’m talking about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, that He would live within you.” The service seemed more rock concert than church.

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in for the team,” George said. The West High senior was selected as one of three finalists for the 2011 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football honor as a kicker. Also nominated from Knox County were quarterback Charlie High from CAK, lineman Jarod Henderson from Austin-East, lineman Brewer Congleton and back Caleb Blance, both of Webb. The award ceremony will be Nov. 28 in Murfreesboro with Titans announcer Mike Keith as master of ceremonies. Suiting up for Tennessee next season will be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for George Bullock, who has honed his skills for years, most recently with nationally known kicking coach Mike McCabe of One On One Kicking in Prattsville, Ala. McCabe saw George kick in a competition and invited him to become his student. George and his parents, Bill and Kathleen Bullock, and two other area kickers – Ben Ogle of Greeneville and Ramsey Walsh of Alcoa – made the trek to Atlanta every other weekend to work with McCabe at a local high school there on Sunday afternoons. He plans to major in business when he enrolls at UT.

By Betty Bean When West High School senior and Vol-to-be George Bullock attended Tennessee’s homecoming game, the message about pr e p a r e d ne s s came through loud and clear. George, a Bullock k ickof f/pu nt specialist, is an honor student who pays more than casual attention to what’s happening on the field, but he saw something extraordinary at the Tennessee/Middle Tennessee State game. “As I was walking out onto the field, I noticed that (Michael) Palardy wasn’t kicking. I figured he had an injury or something and then the backup kicker went down with his knee, and it was interesting to watch some of the other guys start kicking. “Finally, I was really glad to see that (Derrick) Brodus could come through for the team. “I’d never call it ‘exciting’ to watch another player go down, but this emphasizes that it’s important for every player to have a backup, and you never know when your name’s going to be called to come

The products they’re selling may not be real, but the business experience gained by members of Bearden High School’s Virtual Enterprise (VE) class certainly is. Students spent the first two weeks of Kathy McCoy’s VE class interviewing for positions within Elysium, the school’s virtual computer company. Then they began the difficult task of writing a business plan. The project required the effort of each student, says Elysium Chief Operating Officer Ashley Montgomery. The plan had to address what the company sells and to whom they are selling, financial records, and goals for the year. “There was no fluff,” she says. “Everything came from facts.” The class is intended to give students a taste of what it takes to run a real-world business. Bearden’s virtual business is always a computer company, but each year, the students decide which products to offer. After surveying more than 700 classmates, this year’s class chose to offer customizable products, like colored or engraved electronic devices. Elysium employees do business with other VE companies across the nation, as well as other countries, and Montgomery says that no other VE firms offer computer customization. “We’re hoping that will give us the edge.” While each class has the op-

Bearden Virtual Enterprise (VE) students Zach Byrd, Ashley Montgomery, Lucas Marks, Brittany VanDenBerg and Ty Hill represented their class last week in a business plan competition held at Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc. VE teacher Kathy McCoy is on the right. Photo submitted portunity to offer new products, it also has to pay the price for the preceding class’s mistakes. Last year, Elysium unsuccessfully invested in data storage equipment. That debt is still on the books this year, says Chief Executive Officer Lucas Marks. Marks, Montgomery, Chief Financial Officer Zach Byrd, Public Relations Director Brittany VanDenBerg, and Vice President of Marketing Ty Hill were part of the team that presented Bearden’s business plan at a competition last week. They joined students from Farragut High School, Karns High School, Clinton High School and Anderson County High School at Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc., where the Tennessee VE director and local business executives served as judges. Rehearsing the presentation required as much work as writing the business plan. The team met around 25 times, during the school day and in the evenings, to prepare. The work paid off, ac-

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CTE cars take to speedway By Jake Mabe

Bearden High School Senior Derek Lance (front center) signs a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Tennessee to play baseball. Looking on are family members (front) mother Abby Lance, father David Lance and (back) grandparents Trudy Rymer and George Rymer. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com

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Knox County Schools CTE automotive programs recently competed in a drag race at the Knoxville Dragway in Maynardville. The race featured schools from Knox County, including Bearden, Central and Halls high schools; two schools from Blount County, one school from Union County and one school each from Maryville and Sevier County. Cars, driven by CTE instructors, participated in a winner-takes-all event with two race categories. Cars competed on a oneeighth mile track and all cars have been built, maintained, and serviced by the CTE automotive classes of each school district. Students were involved in the planning process of the vehicle and saw the project through to the finish.

Bearden High students Elliot Keas and Alex Williams helped build and service the car raced at the Knoxville Dragway last weekend for the CTE program. The car has a special decal on the back stating “Goin’ Bananas for Anna,� a Hardin Valley area student who was diagnosed with leukemia.

Bearden High School automotive instructor Robert McClure puts the finishing touches on the car driven at the Knoxville Dragway.

Ben Reeves and Kelly Pemberton of Bearden High School sign National Letters of Intent to play golf at UTMartin and Carson-Newman College, respectively.

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CTE classes sell game sets By Betty Bean Career Technical Education is about collaboration. Witness these cornhole bean bag game sets created by the West High School CTE department. The game sets are produced by classes which include Construction Core, Technological Issues, Family and Consumer Sciences and the Art Club. Complete game sets include two game boards and eight bean bags – four West High students Rodney Brown, Tee Jay Johnson, Technical Department instructor Jay Martin and students Tommy Sanders red and four blue. and Ian Andrews show off the game boards. Photo by Betty Bean All proceeds go directly into an account created to fund future CTE department projects, two of which will be picnic tables and Adirondack chairs. Other team or school logo decals can be used, and three more are available for sale. Anyone interested should contact instructor Jay Martin in room 135. s, all ages

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NEWS FROM PINNACLE REAL ESTATE & AUCTION News from Office of Register Deeds

October sets records By Sherry Witt The month of October was indeed historic for the local real estate market. Fueled by the largest transfer of property in the county’s history, the month closed as one of the busiest ever for the Knox County Register of Deeds. For the month ending on Monday, Oct. 31, there were 677 land transfers in Knox County, representing a total property value of around $347 million. The transfers during October bested those of September, as well as the activWitt ity in October 2010. Last year in October, 633 parcels were sold. It is difficult to compare the total value of the property transferred to that of other months, because the numbers were skewed by the sale of Mercy Health Systems, which brought more than $200 million into the mix. Lending data also benefited greatly from the Mercy transaction. For the month, nearly $745 million was loaned against property in Knox County. This was roughly half a billion dollars more than the money loaned against property in Knox County during September. Preliminary analysis of the data from October and the first week in November appears to indicate a surge in refinancing. The sale of Mercy to Tennova was the largest sale of commercial property in Knox County’s history. The facilities sold for $207 million, and the deal was financed by a total loan of $510 million. All transfer and mortgage taxes were paid in Knox County. The Register of Deeds remits more than 97 percent of this revenue to the state of Tennessee, but does retain a commission for the tax it collects. Knox County’s share of the Mercy deal was around $32,000. I want to tell each of you how much I appreciate your thoughts and prayers for Conner Chesney, the young man who has been battling some health issues during the past year. I would like to report that Conner is doing well and is a very brave youngster. All of us at the Register of Deeds continue to wish him a speedy and complete recovery.

A new way to turn your “stuff” into $$$ By Anne Hart

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o what do you do when you have way too much stuff you don’t want or need any longer, but it’s too good to throw away? Maybe you’re downsizing to smaller living quarters or getting ready to put your home on the market to sell. Or perhaps you just want to get rid of your old things so you can buy new ones. Mitch Burnett of Pinnacle Real Estate and Auction, a local Realtor and Auctioneer with 30 years’ experience, has come up with a great solution: he’ll auction all of those things for you. And not only that, he’ll do all the work, saving you a whole lot of time, energy and worry. Burnett is going to be hosting auctions at his offices on North Seven Oaks Drive or at designated locations depending on the size or theme of the Auction. He’s not interested in selling things that wouldn’t find a buyer at a yard sale. He wants items that are likely to sell and make both you and his company some money. “We all accumulate an overwhelming amount of

Mitch Burnett of Pinnacle Real Estate and Auction. Photo submitted stuff,” Burnett points out. “A lot of it is stuff that we no longer want or have a use for but someone else does. That’s where my job starts.” He’ll visit your home, look over the items you want to sell, organize it all, tag it and work out delivery details with you. In some situations, if you can’t get it to the auction site he’ll transport it for you. He will manage all of the auction details. You don’t even have to show up. Burnett says he’s been thinking about this project

for a while. “So often I meet a homeowner who wants to list a house, but needs to get rid of some things to make it show better. An auction will keep that person from having to pay storage fees and can actually help the house sell more quickly. An auction is always a special event, I consider it a perfect opportunity to share my expertise and partner with Subdivisions, Business, Schools and even Churches.” Burnett says he has heard plenty of horror stories of people trying to

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Fine Craft Fair ahead Powell native among exhibitors Get ready. It’s almost time to grab your holiday gift list and head out the door for the hugely popular annual arts event that draws people to Knoxville from all over the Southeast and beyond. It’s the 45th annual Fine Craft Fair, staged by the Foothills Craft Guild, and it will take place in the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park on Friday through Sunday, Nov. 18-20. More than 150 regional artists will exhibit and sell the finest traditional and contemporary crafts to be found. The Southeastern Tourism Society has named the show a “Top 20 Event.” There will be woodwork, pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber arts, leatherwork, metalwork, photography, sculpture, basketry and much, much more. Many of the artists will be demonstrating how they make the items they are offering for sale, and others will be on hand to discuss their work

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and to answer questions. One of the artists there will be Powell native Molly Durr, whose work is described loosely as “dried arrangements” but sure doesn’t look anything like the idea most people have of a dried arrangement. Durr’s email address describes it a little better. “Flat florist” is part of that address. Quite simply, she starts with fresh flowers, puts them through a number of drying and pressing stages, and then arranges and mounts them on acid free paper which she then mats and frames. The flowers are flat by then, of course, but they are as colorful and authentic looking as the day they were picked. “I have been doing this for more than 20 years,” Durr says. “I decided that in wintertime, when flowers go away, this would

give me the opportunity to bring them inside and keep them.” Durr says she grows some of the flowers herself, “and friends let me raid their gardens.” Some of the flowers and greenery she and her husband, Paul, a wetlands biologist originally from Maine who came to UT to get a master’s degree in biology, find when they go hiking. She’s quick to add they don’t pick anything in the national park, where it’s illegal to do so. Durr gives away most of her work to friends and family on special occasions, but this show and sale provide an opportunity for the public to see it and buy it. She doesn’t sell through any retail outlets and says she does her work “for the relaxation. It’s my creative outlet.” Hours for the Fine Craft Fair are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. There is no admission charge for children under 6. This dried arrangement by local artist Molly Durr is made of hibiscus blossoms and leaves and Contact: annehartsn@aol.com. river oats.


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Quick shine for your ride By Suzanne Foree Neal Sunny days and dirty cars bring a big smile to Jim Rooney’s face. He hopes come April he’ll bring smiles to customers’ faces when he opens a new 3-Minute Magic Car Wash on Kingston Pike at the site of the former Caliber Car Wash. He’s had his eye on that location for 14 years and when the opportunity came to buy it, he jumped. The new facility will employ new technology which Ronney calls “one of the coolest things I’ve seen.� Wax is sprayed by hand on vehicles at the beginning of the dry wax tunnel and as the car is pulled through, fabric strips buff the wax to a shine usually seen only when done by hand. “We can wash a car in under three minutes and wax it in under four,� said Rooney. “It will be a high gloss finish at a low cost and quick pace.� Rooney is pulling out the Caliber Car Wash convenience store to install the wax tunnel. He’ll utilize the existing standard car wash portion of the building, but extend the length by 20 feet. He’s also reversing the direction by which cars enter

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is currently booking orders for the new Christmas Ornament, perfect for the devoted fan. Look for additional apparel and accessories with the University of Tennessee Tartan design. Collegiate Tartan Apparel is exclusively available in Knoxville at Coachman Clothiers.

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Jim Rooney laughs. When Volkswagen opened a new plant in Chattanooga the Rooneys were asked to detail 850 cars for 1,200 dealers. Jim Rooney spent 13 years with Chrysler as a district sales manager. He was transferred here in 1995 and it became clear if they wanted to make this area home, they would have to create a business.

He learned about the express car wash concept in 2003 and opened his first 3-Minute Magic Car Wash in 2005. He’s excited for the Farragut location to open, and April is a good month with all that yellow pollen falling from the trees. Planning has taken six months and Rooney says, “It’s the most fun I’ve had since I started washing cars.�

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the wash tunnel. Customers will enter off Kingston Pike and drive to the back of the lot to the pay station and wash tunnel. From there customers, who stay in their cars during the wash/wax cycles, can exit to the vacuum station and

NEWS FROM BOBBY TODD

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ast month, Bobby Todd was transformed into a Christmas Wonderland. As with any worthwhile endeavor, we simply do not wave a wand and presto - our shop is ready for the holiday season. It takes planning, organization, creativity, and time. When you stop by Bobby Todd this season, you will see the end result was well worth it. We would like to share with you some tips that we have found helpful in doing our holiday decorating both at our home as well as at the store.

â?– Organization is essential. Each year, we organize

the ornaments, ďŹ gurines, garlands and ribbons in storage tubs labeled with the room in which they will be used; we also take a photo of the room and put it in the storage tub.

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the personality of the room. Use family heirloom and crystal ornaments, nativities, and Byers Choice carolers in more formal areas and whimsical and vintage dĂŠcor in your den or family room.

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Wreaths, garland, and lights dress up doors, windows and mailboxes. Bobby Todd also carries a large selection of colorful metal yard art to dress up pots and planters.

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We look forward to seeing you this season at Bobby Todd for all your holiday decorating needs. Our inventory has expanded this year with more holiday tabletop trees and decor, holiday candles, whimsical Santas and snowmen, Christmas CD’s, and much, much, more. Start or expand your holiday collection with a unique treasure from Bobby Todd.


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Gary and Belinda work with individuals having hearing issues in a positive and encouraging way. They believe if the proper testing is done and the appropriate solution is applied, good results will follow. “As lifelong Knoxvillians, we know the people who live here and we organize our services to help them. There is no high pressure and we like to follow up over the years.” Gary is part of the family that owned and operated Weaver Funeral Home. He and Belinda have owned Weaver Hearing Aid Center for 12 years. If you have a question, come in and ask Gary or Belinda. Their office is located in Franklin Square near Sullivan’s. It is open five days a week, evenings and weekends by appointment.

NEWS FROM WEAVER HEARING AID CENTER

Do you hear what I hear? By Sandra Clark It’s almost time for school plays, Christmas carols and family gatherings. Receive the best gift of the season – better hearing. “Invest some time and thought to seek out better hearing,” says Gary Weaver, Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist. “When someone has a hearing loss, it also affects everyone around them. It makes those who can hear feel bad while isolating the person who can’t hear well.” Good hearing is a universal present (to coin a phrase), “the gift that keeps on giving.” But don’t sit and mull over this decision. It sometimes takes weeks to get

the instrument properly designed and adjusted. Gary Weaver will perform the initial examination for free. “It usually takes 10 days to get someone in new hearing aids, sometimes less,” he says. “You’ll hear Christmas plays and carols like you’ve not heard them in years.” Family gatherings will be anticipated if each person is able to participate. Sometimes depression sets in around the holidays, but that doesn’t have to happen; particularly if the problem can be tackled with something as simple as a hearing aid. Gary Weaver and his wife, Belinda, a nurse, have heard every reason imaginable for delaying or avoiding

Them and us Tennessee and Vanderbilt are separated by only 161 miles of concrete and asphalt but, as George Cafego once said, they are a million miles apart in football. The Volunteers are struggling like heck to get back in the general direction of where they used to be, top 10 in the country, relevant in Southeastern Conference races, welcome in big bowl games. Vandy is supposedly on the up, up, upswing. The Commodores haven’t been anywhere in my lifetime. The pinnacle of their success was 1932. They helped form the SEC. Tulane and Sewanee can say the same. Vanderbilt has never captured the conference championship and prob-

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ably won’t. Through the decades it has averaged winning one of every four SEC games. That is the all-time worst, below Kentucky and Mississippi State. Some games have been exciting. Now and then, Vanderbilt defeats Tennessee. It has happened four times in the last 50 years. In 1964, first for Doug Dickey as coach, Vandy won, 7-0. The Vols had a chance, a fi rst down at the

5, but four running plays failed to punch it in. Does that sound familiar? In 1975, Vandy won 17-14 at Neyland Stadium. This was very bad. Tennessee rushed for only 89 yards and gained 113 throwing. Stanley Morgan was the tailback. Randy Wallace was the quarterback. Both deserved a better fate. I will not attempt to explain the 28-21 loss in 1982. This was the Tennessee team that had Reggie White, Willie Gault, Chuck Coleman and Bill Bates. This is the team that stopped the awful losing streak against Alabama. I will say Vanderbilt fans liked this outcome so much, they voted it No. 1 in a half-century of fun ’n games. I will also say this was the beginning of a long dry spell for the Commodores. They next won in 2005. That was the day the Vols couldn’t gain

Belinda and Gary Weaver. altogether the need for hearing assistance. From cost to bulky equipment to difficulty of maintenance, the patients just “get along” as their hearing fades. It does not have to be this way. Gary says, “We are professionals you can trust, who are knowledgeable about solutions for the hearing impaired.”

a yard when they needed one to maintain possession and preserve a lead. Jay Cutler took full advantage of the failure and hit the winning TD pass to Earl Bennett with 1:11 remaining. No, I am not over it. Here comes the really sad part of this so-called historic rivalry. Vandy fans look down their noses at the Volunteers. I have heard it expressed this way: When a Tennessee player gets into serious trouble, a Vanderbilt-trained lawyer defends him. When a Tennessee player is seriously injured, a Vanderbilt doctor puts him back together again. Alas and alas, this pseudo-superior mentality is oozing onto the football field. There are Vanderbilters who think the Commodores are winning the recruiting race against Tennessee.

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Thirty kids from the Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley lined up outside their bus last Thursday in anticipation of a surprise shopping spree. Each received a $100 shopping trip as a gift from the new Academy Sports + Outdoors, which opened last week at 145 Moss Grove Blvd. in the new Sherrill Hill development on Kingston Pike, just west of Cedar Bluff Road.

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Modern Supply is well known for being a wholesale and retail plumbing supplier. After all, they’ve been at it for 62 years. But did you know they also sell cabinets and can measure and design cabinetry for any room? Their showrooms just off Lovell Road are open to the public, their experienced designers are always available and the job of selecting what is just perfect for your needs is made easy for you. If you have been thinking cabinets are just for kitchens and bathrooms, a walk through the beautiful showrooms at Modern Supply will have you thinking differently in a hurry. Cabinets are now being used in every room of the house. Whether you’re making just a few changes to your existing home, doing a blow-out remodel or building a brand new house, choosing the right cabinetry for numerous uses should be right at the top of your to-do list. So in addition to kitchen and bathroom cabinets, think family room, home office, dining room, living room, laundry room, closets, mud room, that unused space under the stairs and even the garage. In the living room, make a gorgeous mantle the room’s centerpiece with builtin cabinetry on either side of it. In the family room, use built-in cabinets to house a home entertainment center. In the kitchen, add enough space for the kids to do their homework. In the mud room, build cabinets to give family members storage space all their own for boots, backpacks and raincoats. Turn the laundry room into an activity area with space for arranging flowers or potting plants. Add cabinets in the garage to store seasonal decorations and tools. Today’s cabinets come in a stunning array of finishes, colors and designs. Stop by Modern Supply. They’re ready to show you more options than you can imagine.

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Nurse dad says Parkwest Childbirth Center staff has a ‘real calling’ for their work As employees themselves, Kevin and Anita O’Reilly know Parkwest staff is supposed to deliver excellent care every time, but when their son was born, the hospital experience still exceeded their high expectations.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.� – Kevin O’Reilly Kevin is a Registered Nurse and Anita works in Admitting and Registration at Peninsula, a Division of Parkwest Medical Center, so they are familiar with the mission of Treated Well. Well Treated.Ž “Everything was excellent.� said Kevin. “No one knew we were employees at first and they still treated us as if we were family.� With two older sons from a previous marriage, Kevin was a veteran to the childbirth experience, but this was Anita’s first time and she was apprehensive. Anita said she found comfort from the Parkwest staff who took the time to talk with her, calm her fears and share parenting wisdom. “I had a difficult pregnancy and was not sure what to expect from the birthing process,� said Anita. “Everyone at Parkwest was phenomenal. They were very patient and caring. We had staff right with us through the entire experience.� In January, a due date of September 8 was determined for Anita. Almost immediately, though, she started having a large amount of sickness and suffered from Gesta-

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Kevin, Anita and Braedan O’Reilly enjoy some quiet time in their suite at the Parkwest Childbirth Center.

tional Diabetes. Anita’s health was followed closely by her Ob/Gyn, Dr. Rebecca Walker. During the thirtysixth week of pregnancy, the baby was discovered to be in a breech

The O’Reillys recommend Parkwest Childbirth classes Kevin and Anita participated in the Parkwest Childbirth Classes through Teddy Bear University and described them as informative and helpful. With a exible class schedule, you can ďŹ nd the classes that work best for you. Please visit TreatedWell.com for a complete listing of classes and schedules.

position. A Cesarean Section was scheduled for September 2. “I had a routine appointment on August 29 and that was the first time Kevin wasn’t able to arrange

his work schedule to accompany me,� Anita said. “We didn’t think much about it since the C-Section was several days away, however, my amniotic fluid was low so Dr.

The do’s and don’ts of pregnancy nutrition During pregnancy, diet and nutrition are paramount. Parkwest experts recommend avoiding the following foods because of their risk of carrying certain bacteria that can be harmful to your baby: N Soft cheeses (i.e. brie, bleu cheese, queso blanco and camembert) N Undercooked and processed deli meats N Non-pasteurized drinks (i.e. some fresh squeezed juices and milks) N Sushi N Anything made with raw eggs (i.e. raw cookie dough, homemade salad dressings and homemade mayonnaise) N Fish with a high mercury content (i.e. swordfish, mackerel and shark) N Raw shellfish N Smoked seafood

Foods to focus on to best help your baby grow:

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Walker sent me directly to Parkwest and scheduled the procedure for the following morning.� Anita immediately called Kevin, who met her at Parkwest. Both O’Reillys said they were impressed with the ease and speed of admission and were very pleased on the day of delivery. “Dr. Walker, the nurses and everyone in the operating room made me feel confident they had everything under control and knew exactly what they were doing,� said Anita. “I had a hard time with the anesthesia, but there was a nurse anesthetist right by my head the entire time making me feel better.� Braedan Patrick O’Reilly arrived safely at 8:37 a.m. on August 30, weighing seven pounds, nine ounces. Shortly after birth, the baby had some fluid present, which required nursing staff to take him to the nursery to pump his stomach. “The communication about Braedan’s condition and the need to transfer him to the nursery, plus the speed with which he was back in the room were fantastic,� Kevin observed. The O’Reillys went home September 1 with a healthy baby boy. Before leaving, Parkwest staff ensured that Braedan’s car seat was properly installed, which the couple thought was a really nice touch. “Throughout the entire experience, the staff made sure we knew what to expect and how long things would take,� Kevin said. “Everyone from the Unit Secretaries to Dietary and Housekeeping was so responsive to our every need,� Kevin explained. “They were also pleasant and friendly! The nurses at the Childbirth Center have a real calling for this. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience.�

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All women should consult with their physicians regarding their specific needs. Ideally a proper diet, nutrition and exercise regimen can be established prior to becoming pregnant, or early in the first trimester.


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Amazing Grace Friends and family members got together Nov. 5 to help Grace Moore celebrate her 103rd birthday. Moore

and celebrate a wonderful life. Her “baby brother” Wendell Jones arrived at the party, whispered some sweet words into his sister’s ear and placed a gentle kiss on her forehead. As Moore danced with Ruth several friends and opened White presents, her daughter whispered to a guest nearby that she hasn’t seen her mom so happy in a long time. One is a resident at Elmcroft guest created a scrapbook of Assisted Living. A special photographs of Moore and party was planned to mark her family from years ago. Moore and family were able the milestone. Moore’s daughter and to relive special memories son-in-law, Ann and Byron at the party. When asked her secret Cawthon, traveled from Florida to help celebrate to staying youthful, Moore and a niece came in from replied, “The good Lord has Michigan to wish her well had His hand in it.”

MEDIC NOTES Medic Regional Blood Center’s 24th annual Battle of the Orange and Blue will be held this week between Tennessee and Kentucky football fans. Donors will receive a free, limited edition game day T-shirt and a free Thickburger from Hardee’s. Score updates will be posted at www.facebook.com/ medicblood. Donors can stop by one of two donor centers: 1601 Ailor Ave. or 11000 Kingston Pike in Farragut. Other sites: Elmcroft resident Grace Moore dances with guests at her birth■ 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. day celebration. Photo by Ruth White Watching Moore interact years. She remains active and with guests, it was hard to pays close attention to details. believe that she has lived 103 She is, in a word, amazing.

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Caesarean birth of her own daughter who was breech. Another author, Jeff Daniel “Danny” Marian, read from his newest poetry collection “ Fa t h e r.” A l m o s t luncht ime, he said that it seemed a poem about Marian food would be appropriate. He then apologized to anyone who may be vegetarian. He read the poem “Song for Colonel Woods’ Barbecue Shack in McKenzie, Tennessee.” He spoke of singing praise to the pig who gave itself for

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a succulent delight for his taste. He talked of “pure pigishness.” After reading the poem, he described finding the barbecue place, and how he has not been the same since. It is “soul-fulfilling southern Mississippian and Alabamian barbecue.” Before reading his poem “On Opening a Box of Crayola Crayons,” Danny told a funny story about buying a box of crayons at Walmart. A young clerk asked if that would be all. He replied, “Yes. I have my coloring book back at home.” The young clerk rolled her eyes, probably thinking, “Why do I get the crazies?” Other poets participating in this event were Larry Johnson, Connie Jordan Green, Brian Griffin and Artress Bethany White. These poetry readings were part of a series of activities relating to the Common Academic Experience revolv-

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Pellissippi State’s Small Instrumental Ensembles Concert will offer a variety of selections and musical styles. Slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Clayton Performing Arts Center on the Hardin Valley Road campus, admission and parking are free. Donations are accepted at the door for the Pellissippi State Foundation on behalf of the Music Scholarship fund. The next event in the Music Concert Series is the Holiday Spectacular, Thursday, Dec. 8, with performances at 6 and 8 p.m.

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Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old weighing 120 pounds with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and have positive identification. Info: 524-3074 or www.medicblood.org.

■ Wednesday, Nov. 16: 1 p.m., Free seminar for seniors on wills and legal issues presented by attorney Rebecca Abbott. ■ Thursday, Nov. 17: 8:45 a.m., Tai Chi 1; 10 a.m., Tai Chi 2; 11:15 a.m., Cardio M&B; noon, Book club; 12:30 p.m., Sit N Be Fit class; 1:45 p.m., Chorus. ■ Friday, Nov. 18: 8:45 a.m., Advanced Cardio; 9:30 a.m., Canasta Club; 10 a.m., Cardio; 10:30 a.m., Social Bridge; 11 a.m., AAA Driver class, part 2; 11:15 a.m., Pilates; 12:30 a.m., Yoga; 1 p.m., Rummikub; 2 p.m., Ballroom.

Info or to register for classes: 670-6693. Complete calendar listings available at www.knoxcounty.org/seniors.

COMMUNITY NOTES ■ Longstreet-Zollicoffer Camp 87, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Confederate Memorial Hall (Bleak House), 3148 Kingston Pike. Before the meeting, Gene Andrews will present a program on the Confederate States Marines. The presentation is free and open to the public. ■ The Poetry Quintessence Society meets 6:30 p.m. the last Monday of each month at Café 4’s library, third floor. Everyone 16 and older is invited. Info: Tonya, 357-6134.

Fri. & Sat., Nov. 18-19 10 - 2 p.m.

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‘Potpourri of Poetry’ at Pellissippi State Seven authors read from their poetry collections at Pellissippi State Community College’s “Potpourri of Poetry” on Nov. 8-9. The students and others who attended the event learned from the authors about the writing process and the inspirations for their poetry. Linda Parsons Marion read the poem “Breech” from her book “B ou nd .” She shared background information from her own personal experience of the difficult Marion

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Since September 2009, Four Paws has provided 50,000 pounds of pet food, which is over 3,500 bags. This program has helped hundreds of Loudon County families and kept countless dogs and cats out of overcrowded shelters.

■ Anyone interested in attending a rehearsal or learning about free vocal instruction with Smoky Mountain Harmony Show Chorus, a member of Sweet Adelines International, should contact Nancy at 521-6975. Rehearsals are 6:45 p.m. each Monday at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 6900 Nubbin Ridge Road. Info: www. smokymtnharmony.org. ■ The Knoxville Writers’ Group will meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. Tamara Baxter, author of stories of Appalachia “Rock Big and Sing Loud,” will speak. All-inclusive lunch is $12. Reservations must be made by Monday, Nov. 14, at 983-3740. ■ Samuel Frazier Chapter, DAR, will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Chop House in Franklin Square. Brenda Mayo, nurse with Ben Atchley Veteran’s Facility, will speak. Info: 675-6420.

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WEST SIDE SHOPPER-NEWS • NOVEMBER 14, 2011 • B-3

Good to be back

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After a long hiatus from my column, it’s great to be back in the animal news world. So much has happened while I’ve been away (covering for a dear co-worker), so let’s catch up quickly.

Sara Barrett

Chicken lettuce wraps from Wok Hay are a tasty, healthy way to start a meal. Photos submitted

Critter Tales Two new animals have arrived at the Knoxville Zoo with hopes of meeting their Ms. Rights and starting herds of their own. Kito the Southern white rhinoceros is getting acquainted with female rhinos Dolly, Polly and Maggie. Also new to the zoo is Jumbe the giraffe, a transplant from Missouri who is hoping to find romantic bliss with Patches and/or Lucille. Another added bonus for the zoo is the return of the extremely popular panda cam, where folks all over the world can watch Dolly, Bernadette and Winston, the zoo’s 5-month-old red panda cubs. According to Tina Rolen, assistant director of marketing, the debut of the first red panda cam last year inspired people to watch red panda female cubs Spark and Ember online the equivalent of 39 years. The website is provided by Mozilla Firefox and is

One of the adorable stars of the Knoxville Zoo’s new red panda web cam. Photo submitted available 24 hours a day. “Be warned,” said Rolen. “You will be incapable of unhappiness for the duration (of the viewing).” Watch the furry goodness online at www.firefoxlive.org. The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley is enjoying its new location on Bearden Hill at 6717 Kingston Pike, but there are a few things that need mending. For instance: when it’s raining outside, the holes in the ceiling would be more appropriate for a shower stall. The organization hopes to raise $60,000 in order to replace the existing roof with a new, more waterproof version. (Donate online at http:// humanesocietytennessee. com/about-us/donate/ or mail to P.O. Box 51723, Knoxville, TN 37950). Have a question, comment or critter story for Sara? Call her at 218-9378 or email barretts@shoppernewsnow.com.

Young-Williams’ representative Jennifer enjoys time with 2-year-old female terrier mix Janelle. Janelle is available for adoption at the main center at 3210 Division St. Hours there are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Young-Williams “new” center at 6400 Kingston Pike is open from noon to 6 p.m. daily. Visit www.young-williams.org to see photos of all of the center’s adoptables and call 215-6599 for more information about each pet.

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Chicken lettuce wraps are the perfect way to start a meal at the pan-Asian restaurant Wok Hay. One of the most popular items on the menu, the lettuce wraps include tender chicken, almonds, water chestnuts, red peppers, carrots, shiitake mushrooms and scallions. Guests wrap all the delicious ingredients in crisp lettuce cups and enjoy. The appetizer is also available with tofu for vegetarians. Wok Hay blends traditional pan-Asian recipes with a contemporary flair, using fresh, high-quality ingredients to create the spicy, sweet, exotic flavors of the Far East in your backyard. Great-tasting Wok Hay Chicken Lettuce Wraps can be made at home with ingredients found at your local grocery store.

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■ Agri-Feed Pet Supply at 5716 Middlebrook Pike will host “Pet Pictures with Santa Paws” 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20. Proceeds will benefit Young-Williams Animal Center. Info: 215-6360.

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

■ The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley holds volunteer orientation class 7-8 p.m. each third Tuesday. Info: 573-9675. ■ Run notices of lost or found pets free of charge by calling Shopper-News at 922-4136.

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and cook until the garlic becomes fragrant. Add the vegetables to the pan and toss together for approximately 20-30 seconds to soften the vegetables. Add the chicken and wine to the vegetables and toss to combine. Add the soy sauce, sugar and hoisin sauce to the pan and toss until all of the ingredients are thoroughly incorporated and sauce begins to bind to the other ingredients. Serve immediately. For the lettuce cups, remove any brown, discolored or wilted leaves from the iceberg lettuce. Cut the root end off the bottom (as the white turns to green) and submerge in ice water for 15 minutes. Note: Submerging in ice water will help separate the leaves. Remove the lettuce from the water and dry off. Use the larger leaves for the lettuce cups, and the smaller leaves can be reserved for another use. Friday, Dec. 5-9, at various locations around town. Request a screening online at www.premierveinclinics.com. ■ The Knox County Public Library and UT’s College of Health, Education and Human Services will host a class for parents to help guide children through loss. “Navigating Loss: Helping your child through grief or change” will be offered at the Farragut Branch Library 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3. Info: 974-3845. Registration: www.knoxlib.org/ griefworkshop.

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Fort Sanders Diabetes Center teaches woman how to eat right to manage diabetes Donna Miller of Knoxville knew her blood sugar levels had been running high for a while before she was diagnosed with diabetes. When her doctor handed Miller the diagnosis, she also referred her to the Fort Sanders Diabetes Center located at Fort Sanders West. The program is an educational program for any adult with Type 1, Type 2 or gestational diabetes. It combines education about nutrition, exercise and medication with emotional support. After completing the program, each patient comes away with a customized self-management plan based on his or her speciďŹ c needs. “It was a wonderful wealth of information,â€? says Miller. “They give out these three-ring binders with wonderful information in them. I’ve referred to it many times since. It makes a wonderful reference to keep on hand.â€? The first night’s class was led by a registered nurse who explained what diabetes is and how medications affect the condition. The second night’s class was led by a registered dietician who explained how carbohydrates, fats, calories and other nutritional components affect diabetes. There was even a special session spent on eating out, with specific recommendations for popular restaurants. “You don’t have to be

orie at a restaurant aren’t necessarily good choices for a diabetic.� One evening, an exercise physiologist explained how exercise is crucial in diabetes management. “That’s one thing you can do that isn’t medication that will help to improve your blood glucose level,� explains Miller. Now following her customized eating and daily exercise plan, Miller says she has lost about 16 pounds and her blood sugar levels are steady. “I’ve always been a careful and conscientious eater, but I’m much more aware of portion control and counting carbohydrates, and being aware of that. I’ve always eaten fruits and vegetables, but now I eat even more of them. My biggest issues to deal with were portion size and potatoes, pasta,� she says. “I’m a big fan of potatoes, pasta and bread. Those are things I have to eat in moderation.� Miller has been so faithful to exercising she decided to participate in the Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon’s 5K run in April of 2011. Since then she has run four more races and exercises each day during her lunch hour with coworkers. “I feel like I’m doing a Donna Miller of Knoxville isn’t letting diabetes slow her down. This summer she competed in a 5K run at Cove Lake State pretty good job controlling things, and I plan to conPark. tinue,� Miller says. “It’s not miserable, but you do have ally informative because like you can go back to your to make smarter choices,� things that are labeled old habits – it’s a lifestyle Miller says. “That was re- heart healthy or low-cal- change.�

November is American Diabetes Month

Did you know? N According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 25 million people in the United States have diabetes and more than 79 million are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. N Every 17 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes. N People with type 2 diabetes have an increased risk of developing a diabetic foot ulcer.

What’s the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? Type 1 diabetes is a disorder in which the body does not produce insulin (a hormone that aids in moving sugar from the blood to the cells). People with type 1 diabetes must take insulin injections to move sugar from the bloodstream. This type of diabetes is not preventable and is usually diagnosed before age 40. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body isn’t producing enough insulin or the insulin is not efficiently moving sugar out of the bloodstream. This type of diabetes is associated with physical inactivity and obesity. Diet, exercise, weight loss and sometimes medications are the treatment for type 2 diabetes. Approximately 85 percent of all diabetes patients have type 2. Talk with your doctor to learn more about what type of diabetes you have and what kind of treatment is best for you. Miller highly recommends the Diabetes Center to anyone with a new diagnosis of diabetes. “I was impressed at how thorough and intense it was,� she says. “The people who work there are phenomenally well trained and well quali-

ďŹ ed for what they do. I would recommend it absolutely, without hesitation.â€? For further information about the diabetes management program at Fort Sanders Diabetes Center, call (865) 531-5580.

Fort Sanders Diabetes Center is nationally recognized The Fort Sanders Diabetes Center is one of the few Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) programs in the Knoxville area to receive Education Recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Applicants for the prestigious ADA Education Recognition designation receive a rigorous and thorough review, and the program must meet the high standards developed by the National Diabetes Advisory Board. Developing and improving patient self-care skills for diabetes management is one of the main goals of the Fort Sanders Diabetes Center and the ADA Educational Review program. Patients who manage their

diabetes appropriately are less likely to be admitted to the hospital and often avoid many chronic problems.

“In diabetes management, the person with the disease is the one responsible for managing themselves. They

Diabetes Center. Adults with type 1, type 2, gestational diabetes and pre-diabetes are served at the Center. Patients typically spend about nine hours in education training sessions, followed by another visit six months later. Phone help is available if needed. During the Fort Sanders Diabetes Center Diabetes Self Management Training program, participants receive an individualized meal plan with guidelines for a moderate-carbohydrate intake. The education sessions also include information about preventing complications from diabehave to have the tools to do tes and developing stratethat, or they’re in the dark,â€? gies to make important but explains Mary Rouleau, sometimes difďŹ cult changes manager of the Fort Sanders in diet and activity levels.

“We know now that diabetes can be prevented with modest lifestyle changes,� says Rouleau. “We don’t expect people to turn their whole life upside down, so we set small measurable goals. The Fort Sanders Diabetes Center Diabetes Self-Management Training program is offered at the main location at Fort Sanders West. Services are also provided at the Diabetes Center’s other locations in Knox, Roane, Loudon and Sevier counties. Most health insurance plans, including Medicare, provide coverage for diabetes education. For more information, call the Fort Sanders Diabetes Center at (865) 531-5580.

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emember when the centerpiece for the family’s Thanksgiving table looked pretty much the same year after year? It was that low-to-the-table (so guests could see over it), oval-shaped, very traditional arrangement with fresh flowers crammed tightly together and some candles poking up through the center of it. Over at Abloom Florist and Gifts in the Village Square Center in Bearden, Diane Drinnen Storm recalls making untold numbers of those arrangements in the 28 years she and her mother, Hazel Drinnen, have been in the floral business. “We called them ‘roundie moundies,’ ” Diane says with a laugh. “They didn’t have much design or style to them.” Storm says she still makes oblong centerpieces, “but they are much more light and airy and natural in appearance, not so fixed and stuffed looking.” Nowadays, Storm says, people have become much more creative in the floral decorations they want for their holiday table. And while the table setting itself – the linens and china and silver – may still be formal, the flowers are not so much so. “Often we will do several arrangements

ther flowers, fruits or fall leaves used with it, but even that centerpiece appears less formal than in days gone by. Also frequently used are small varieties of pumpkins and gourds, and even the little pilgrim figurines that have been popular for decades. “All of these items can create a sort of scene on the tabletop and it can be very festive,” Storm says. Storm and Drinnen buy all of their flowers locally and say their customers often compliment them on how long their arrangements stay pretty. “We believe very strongly in buying locally. It is important to support local businesses. It’s something we have always tried to do. We have also found that we have a much larger variety locally and can order daily and get exactly what our customers want. If we don’t have it, we’ll try to get it by the next day.” They’re already all decked out for ChristDiane Drinnen Storm, owner of Abloom Florist, and her mother, Hazel Drinnen, have some mas at Abloom, as are most retail establishfun while assembling a fall floral arrangement. The two love working together and have ments this time of year. Everywhere you look done so for 28 years. Photo by T. Edwards in the store you see pretty red and green decfor the table, sometimes in clear glass square using only one color for the whole group. The orations and holiday gifts. containers that are placed along the center of arrangements are very open and airy and not But they haven’t forgotten about turkey the table from one end to the other. The flow- ‘fixed’ looking at all.” day. “We’re basically a Christmas store right ers will be in fall colors, sometimes with a difStorm says many people still want a cor- now,” Storm says, “but we’ll be filling lots of ferent color in each container and sometimes nucopia as part of the centerpiece, with ei- orders for Thanksgiving, too.”

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here are all kinds of traditional holiday dinners, most of them involving turkey or ham. But if you’re craving something a little different, you might want to wrangle an invitation to Andy Jans’ West Knoxville home. Jans is the former food and beverage manager at Club LeConte, but that’s not where he got most of his cooking experience. He learned at home, helping his widowed Dad prepare meals for Andy and his three older brothers – “thousands and thousands of meals,” Jans says with a laugh. “We spent a lot of time in the kitchen.”

his hometown of St. Louis and headed to UT, where he got a degree in hotel and restaurant management in 1994. Jan says he also learned a lot about cooking from Seth Simmerman who was chef at Club LeConte for many years and now owns Echo Bistro and Wine Bar in Bearden. “Seth taught me a lot about the business of cooking,” Jans says. Jans left Club LeConte a few years back and got into the mortgage business. Now he’s studying to become a certified real estate appraiser, but he still cooks and will use just about any excuse to have friends in to eat his culinary offerings, whether it’s an elegant sit-down dinner or just snacks while watching a game on TV. Prime rib was the main course for Christmas dinner last year at Jans’ house. “I was a wreck,” he says. “Here Andy Jans prepares appetizers for guests. Photo by T. Edwards I had a $100 piece of meat and 10 or 12 people counting on me. It can be a Jans says his Dad was his role model ration in the kitchen – so much so that little nerve wracking.” in many ways and definitely an inspi- when it was time for college, Jans left So what did he do with that pricey

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10914 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934

5405 Colonial Circle, Knoxville, TN 37918

Driving Directions: From I-40/I-75, take the Lovell Road exit #374. Head south to Kingston Pike.Turn west onto Kingston Pike and travel 0.5 miles. Parkview West is on the left.

Driving Directions: Take the Broadway exit on I-640 and travel north. Just past Fountain City Park, turn left on Colonial Circle at stop light. Take immediate left into Parkview.

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