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AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD TDOT’s Martinez to join Haslam administration The Shopper-News has learned that local Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesperson Yvette Martinez will soon join Gov. Bill Haslam’s staff. In a Jan. 26 e-mail sent to reporter Natalie Lester, Martinez wrote that she is leaving TDOT to become the new governor’s press secretary. Before joining TDOT, Martinez was a reporter and news anchor for WBIR-TV in Knoxville. o v e.

Not your mother’s bridge club Byy W B Wendy end dy S Smith mith ith It’s certainly not new, but dozens of people are discovering, or rediscovering, the game of bridge in West Knoxville. The Bridge Center at the Deane Hill Recreational Center, 7400 Deane Hill Drive, is offering EasyBridge, a course certified by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), on Sunday afternoons. Classes began Jan. 16, but it’s not too late to get started, says Jo Anne Newby. This isn’t your mother’s bridge club. This is duplicate bridge, which is different from party bridge because everyone plays the same cards. That means skill, rather than luck, determines the winner.

It al also lso means a roomful roomffull off people are usually playing at the same time. While the number of participants varies, there are more than 30 tables available for play at the bridge center and scheduled games six days a week. Duplicate bridge isn’t an easy hobby to pick up. Newby estimates that it takes most students a year to feel comfortable playing. Jane Creed compares bridge to golf because players have to take lessons and practice to perfect their skill. It’s a complicated game, but that’s part of its appeal. “We play with interesting people,” she says. “Dummies don’t play bridge.” People who are good with num-

bers ber sseem eem ee m to be be drawn drawn tto o tthe he game. game Brad Moss, the 2010 ACBL player of the year, uses skills he’s learned playing bridge to successfully grow a hedge fund. Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is also a die-hard bridge player. He once told a CBS reporter, “I wouldn’t mind going to jail if I had the right three cellmates, so we could play bridge all the time.” Buffett and Microsoft founder Bill Gates have both invested money in programs to teach bridge in schools. But most of the Bridge Center’s players are retirees. Newby would like to see more young people learn to play but thinks it’s difficult for kids to have time due to the number of extracurricular activities. It can be a time-consuming di-

Elle Belt, Jane Creed and Gina McLellan make bids while playing duplicate bridge at the Bridge Center at the Deane Hill Recreational Center. Beginners can learn to play on Sunday afternoons. Photo by Wendy Smith

version. A typical game consists of 24 to 27 hands and takes around three hours. It’s also competitive. Players compete for master points rather than money and achieve different levels as they earn points. The competition is a draw for many players. “You get addicted,” says Elle Belt. “There’s always another level.” Duplicate bridge isn’t a rollicking, knee-slapping kind of card game. It’s nearly silent during games at the center. Each round is timed, and while there is a level of relaxation between hands and short breaks between rounds, participants are deep in concentration during play. It’s that level of focus that makes

bridge ideal for retirees. It’s good for the mind, says Newby. It’s also a good way to meet people – a lot of people. The Knoxville Association of Bridge Clubs is part of a unit that includes clubs from Crossville to Abingdon, Va. The largest regional tournament in the ACBL is held each spring in the Gatlinburg Convention Center, where there is play on 10,000 tables during seven days. Duplicate bridge is played all over the world, and Newby plays online with friends in China and Israel. New players can also learn online at www.ACBL.org. Players who would rather learn with real people and snacks should contact the Bridge Center at 6940222 for more information.

Burchett meets with critics of stormwater policy By Betty Bean Last week, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett met with Shannondale farmer James McMillan, Clean Water Network director Renee Hoyos and CWN attorney Stephanie Matheney to discuss Knox County stormwater enforcement issues in general and the Notice of Violation recently issued to McMillan’s father, Charles McMillan, in particular. The elder McMillan had a contractual agreement allowing T-Mobile to build a cell tower on his property, and the grading contractor had failed to install a legally required silt fence at the construction site until the work was almost complete. The McMillans say that the citation should have gone to the permit holder or the contractor, over whom they have no control. They are demanding an apology. James McMillan is a frequent and vocal critic of county stormwater enforcement, and the McMillans and CWN officials charged

Stephanie Matheney, James McMillan and Renee Hoyos after their meeting with Mayor Tim Burchett. Photo by Betty Bean

that the citation was payback for the younger McMillan’s activism. How did the meeting go? Depends on whom you ask. Burchett: “I th ink the meeting with Mr. McMillan and Ms. Hoyos went well and was very productive for us, and I certainly hope it was

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productive for them. I look forward to continuing to work with them in the future on stormwater issues.” Hoyos: “It was a productive conversation. We talked about prioritizing sites – emphasizing sites that are harming property, neigh-

bors or clean water. They indicated they would look at doing that. And they said the McMillan’s citation was not retaliatory.” Matheney: “We learned the McMillan citation was one of 40 NOVs that went to what (stormwater manager) Chris Granju called ‘mom and pop’ sites last year. Why are they wasting time on that? We want them to work on bigger sites that are causing harm. Dwight Van de Vate (county engineering director) admitted there was no evidence that pollution had come off the McMillan site and gotten to the stream.” James McMillan: “I keep hearing that all these foreclosed sites are a big enforcement problem in Knox County. Does this mean that they are sending demand letters to the banks that now own the properties and treating them like they have treated the McMillans?” Knox County’s stormwater ordinance is a little muddy on the issue of where notices of violation should go. One paragraph says the notice

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should go to whoever has operational control over construction plans and specifications. Another section says that the director “… may issue a notice of violation to the permittee or property owner and/or any other person or entity having responsibility for construction work performed at a site development.” James McMillan remains unconvinced and believes that his father was cited, and threatened with a $5,000 per day fine, because of the son’s persistent criticism of county enforcement efforts. Hoyos said that Burchett agreed to consider her suggestion that the county do more wet weather inspections. “The Network’s goal is to reduce sediment in the rivers, and there are a number of sites around the county that contribute sediment. We would like for them to focus on correcting large sites discharging large amounts of mud to streams.” And what about an apology to the McMillans? “I don’t think so,” Hoyos said.

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What’s happening in our waterways By Valorie Fister

What were they thinking? You come across a “What were they thinking?” incident every now and then, the kind that makes you shake your head and wonder. Mark Padgett, candidate for Knoxville mayor, provoked some head shaking by marching with young people from the Boys and Girls Clubs in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. (IRS rules prohibit nonprofits like the Boys and Girls Clubs from endorsing candidates.) Political candidates as well as political officeholders are especially susceptible to getting caught tripping over their feet. Constantly on the public stage, subjected to scrutiny by enemies, sooner or later they’ll do something to draw unwanted attention. Then there are the actions which seem neutral or even positive at first glance but may not be upon further reflection. Mayor Tim Burchett recently enlisted the services of the very capable Gloria Ray to fashion a group that will make recommendations about what to do with 380 or so acres in the Midway community once planned for a business park. I know no one who does not like Ray and respect her abilities. She’s a dynamo. And the mayor can’t be faulted for moving ahead to get some workable ideas on how to salvage The Development Corporation’s $10 million investment. But if the people who fought so long and hard to keep the business park out of their community wince at some of the names on what we’ll call the “planning committee,” it’s hard to blame them. Maybe it’s only natural that Mike Edwards, Todd Napier and Rhonda Rice become part of this process given their jobs with the Chamber and TDC. Maybe it’s unavoidable. But the atmosphere can easily turn corrosive when Edwards and especially Napier are in close quarters with the opponents of the now-derailed business park. Still, we’re rooting for Ray and hope she and the people she brings to the table can make lemonade from TDC’s lemon. No lemonade in this week’s Shopper-News, and (speaking from experience) any reader who spots what he considers a “lemon” will be quick to let us know. But we do have school news, features, and political news and views, so get a refill on that coffee and dig in. Contact Larry Van Guilder at lvgknox@mindspring.com.

Within the rippling waters of the winding, sprawling Tennessee River system, the aquatic life and sport fish remain plentiful enough to entice anglers, residents, tourists and commerce. Yet there are species of freshwater fish that are dying out from reasons ranging from pollutants to radical changes in habitat. Anglers today are wise to learn each season’s fish consumption advisories before throwing logs on the fire to prepare that day’s catch. And veteran anglers often know some of the names of chemicals (PCBs, mercury, dioxins and chlordane) as well as they know the names of the fish that are found in our waterways these days. But local scientists at Division Street in Knoxville are working daily to provide hope and a safe place for endangered and nearly extinct fish to thrive and reproduce. “We’re learning about them while we can,” said J.R. Shute, co-director of Conservation Fisheries Inc. Shute and co-director Patrick Rakes are University of Tennessee graduates. They have spent the last 20 years working with the population of smaller fish that is often overlooked. Their names and their work are widely recognized in the world of environmental studies and efforts. Their goal: to propagate endangered species in order to return them to their natural habitat once the waterway is again deemed safe for that type of aquatic life. “Unfortunately, there are very few places we feel that way about,” Rakes said. At any given time, their hatchery may house two dozen or more varieties of rare fish including rush dart-

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Conservation Fisheries co-directors Pat Rakes and J.R. Shute work in their fish hatchery at Division Street in downtown Knoxville saving fish species. Our fresh waterways are losing fish, and they have a solution. Photo by Valorie Fister ers, Barrens topminnows, chubs and madtoms. They also monitor fish populations in their natural habitats in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama and Georgia as well as Tennessee. When Shute and Rakes encounter a fish species so rare that some of its population must be maintained in captivity, it is deemed an “ark population.” One such species is the Barrens topminnow, which was the subject of Rakes’ master’s thesis. Rakes and Shute have been working with that population since 1982. If it weren’t for their efforts, the species would be extinct. In addition to housing rare species, Rakes and Shute study and collect the fish in their natural environments. They also monitor reintroduced species to determine their viability in that particular natural habitat. The most common way they study their subjects is by snorkeling. They bellycrawl through stream and riverbeds to get a better than bird’s eye view of what’s happening in our waterways. “Most people don’t know” what is happening in and to our rivers and streams, Rakes said. He said if people really knew just how much humans are doing to disturb the natural balance of our rivers and streams, there would probably be more efforts to change practices.

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pollution and restore our fresh waterways. “Down here it’s widespread,” Shute said. He said environmental changes come in many forms, including deforestation of shorelines, impoundment of natural waterways, farming practices and development. “The cows are in the creeks.” Shute said. For hundreds of years, agriculture has taken its toll on the river system. While it’s not the only point source, farmers who use natural waterways to water livestock are adding to the pollution. “As soon as we remove trees or move soil, we impact the streams with silt,” Rakes said. What people don’t realize is that property values are better with intact streams if they’re doing the right thing from the get go.” Impoundment or damming of the river system for power needs has also taken its toll on the natural environment. The waters flowing through downtown Knoxville in the first half of the 1900s were once teeming with more than 100 species of fish. Today, there are at most two dozen species, Rakes said. Rakes and Shute aren’t the only local environmentalists concerned with fresh water quality. Scientists and environmentalists at the Knox County Soil and Water Conservation District have worked closely with farmers in recent years. They distribute grant monies to promote better farming practices. Livestock pastures next to local creeks and streams are now fenced off one by one to keep animals out of the water. The Tennessee Valley Authority is another agency with a hand in improving the environment. The massive utility’s reputation has suf-

fered as a result of the Roane County ash spill, but it regularly monitors reservoirs and streams for ecological health. TVA also posts fish consumption advisories. TVA is also behind the reintroduction of lake sturgeon in the river system. The lake sturgeon is a prehistoric fish with a unique appearance. It has bony plates along its back and grows up to 310 pounds. “We started the program in the early 1990s at Norris,” said Travis Brickey, a communications officer with TVA. “We stocked 2,000 and monitored their activity.” Since then, Brickey said, TVA has handed the project off to the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and the Tennessee Aquarium where the program is continued today. “We believe there to be 40,000 to 50,000 sturgeon in the Tennessee River from Knoxville to Alabama,” Brickey said. Many environmentalists aware of the sturgeon reintroduction are eagerly waiting for the fish to reproduce in the wild. It takes about 15 years for the fish to mature, so scientists are looking for evidence in this and upcoming years. They are also a protected fish, and anglers who hook them are advised to catch and release them. Any efforts to rejuvenate aquatic life in the Tennessee River system are steps in a positive direction for both fish and people. These are the steps that will allow Rakes and Shute to one day release their ark populations of small fish back into the wild. “It’s a good thing,” Rakes said of efforts to restore the environment. “Whatever works we don’t care,” Shute said. “As long as it offers protection for these little fish.”

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Helpin’ the Lions help others West Knox Lions Club member and golf tournament chair Ed Snow accepts a check for $1,000 from Enterprise Car Rentals manager Tim Romero. Enterprise Car Rentals helps the Lions by sponsoring the club’s annual fundraising golf tournament and partnering in efforts to promote sight conservation for the visually impaired. This year’s golf tournament will be held Friday, May 13, at Lambert Acres Golf Club in Maryville. Photo submitted

Old-time music Dirk Powell and Riley Baugus will perform “old-time music” 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Laurel Theater. Tickets are $15 ($14 in advance, $13 for JCA members, students and seniors, $8 children 12 and under). Info: 523-7521.


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Calvary Baptist celebrates 100 years Members of Calvary Baptist Church kicked off their 100th year by inviting the University of Tennessee to church – with a rock. They decorated the campus’ iconic boulder with an announcement of a special service held on Jan. 24 at UT’s Cox Auditorium, which is near the site of Calvary’s original location.

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The rock is also symbolic of the church’s ultimate foundation. “God is our rock,” says Jonathon Unthank, director of family ministry. Calvary Baptist was a missionary effort of First Baptist Church. A small group met in temporary facilities around campus before the congregation purchased property at 1110 19th St. The new church was completed on Jan. 1, 1911. The congregation grew quickly, and 50 cents of the first dollar raised to construct another building came from the pastor’s son, who sold a chicken for the venture. The church’s second permanent home at 18th Street and Yale Avenue was completed in 1921. Calvary’s current location at 3200 Kingston Pike was dedicated in 1965. A tunnel underneath Kingston Pike connects the church on the south side with the student center and three houses where stu-

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Charles Maynard, founder of Friends of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, led the Knox County Library’s Brown Bag Green Book discussion of “Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet,” which claims that environmental changes have virtually created a new planet – eaarth.

Charles Maynard, author and founder of Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, discussed Bill McKibben’s second attempt to get the world to notice the perilous state of the planet. “Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet,” his follow-up to “The End of Nature,” claims that the Earth has changed so much that it

should be given a new name – Eaarth. The discussion was part of the Knox County Library’s Brown Bag Green Book series, which is held each month at the East Tennessee History Center. McKibben says the planet has a finite number of huge features, like glaciers, oceans and rain forests, and all of them are changing. These changes are unprecedented in 10,000 years of history. The first half of the book describes the planet’s predicament; the second half offers solutions. We need to grow food differently (on smaller farms with bigger yields), we need to eat differently (less meat), and we need to use less fossil fuel. McKibben says we need to reduce our oil consumption by a factor of 20 in the next 20 years. He acknowledges that this probably won’t happen, but says it’s OK, because consuming at our current rate won’t be an option for much longer. Maynard said that change can only come through personal accountability.

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dents and missionaries live on the north side. The mission of the church continues to minister to students and faculty at UT. But Calvary isn’t made up entirely of students, says Unthank. It’s a well-rounded congregation that draws people from across Knox County and beyond. Calvary Pastor Dan Riley says the church has a number of anniversary events planned. The Voices of Lee, an a cappella singing group that was second runner-up on NBC’s “The Sing Off,” will perform at the church on April 3, and in March, around 75 members will take a mission trip to Haiti. For more information: www.knoxcalvary.com.

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The Arts and Culture Alliance will present “Another Way of Life: Photographs by Dean Rice,” opening 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in the balcony of the Emporium Center. Rice displays photographs of villages scattered throughout the countryside of Guizhou and Guangxi provenances in China. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through

Members of Calvary Baptist church advertised a special anniversary service held at Cox Auditorium on the University of Tennessee’s rock. The church has been active on the campus for more than 100 years. Photo submitted “TVA is not the problem. Companies that remove coal from mountaintops are not the problem. It’s my consumption of electricity that’s the problem.”

Ruritans come to town More than 600 Ruritan members from clubs across the U.S. came to the Knoxville Convention Center last weekend, and they brought a few gifts. Members donated 14,000 diapers, 500 pairs of shoes and around 200 stuffed bears to Knox area agencies during the club’s 80th national convention. Ruritan National President Jerome Rodes says the clubs typically serve the communities that host the convention to demonstrate the mission of Ruritan clubs. The club contacted Child Protective Services of Knoxville last year to see what was most needed. The agency requested diapers and shoes, says Rodes. Ruritans also have tradition of donating stuffed “Rudy” bears to local police, fire and rescue organizations to give to children in traumatic situations. “Rudy” is the club’s mascot.

Jeremiah Murphy of Oakville, West Virginia, carried the U.S. flag during the Ruritan National Convention’s Parade of Flags last week. Murphy received the Purple Heart after he lost both legs in the Vietnam War. Photo by Wendy Smith Kim Davis of the Knox“Very rarely do we have ville Tourism and Sports a group come to town that Corporation was impressed says, ‘What can we do for by the club’s generosity. your community?’ ”

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Money talks and Padgett walks Mayoral candidate takes money from Cocke County felon

News Sentinel under the headline “The governor and the felon.” Even though Padgett had left the governor’s office to go into business for himself when Jason Grooms was arrested in separate incidents in 2007 for marijuana possession and gambling promotion, it seems equally unlikely that he could be unaware of this historical fact. It would therefore have been prudent not to accept the Grooms’ contributions, but Padgett’s money-grubbing zeal apparently overrode his common sense. It also would have been prudent for Padgett to have honored the request of Boys and Girls Club CEO John Lee and remove from his website a picture of himself and a bunch of African-American children from the Boys and Girls Club carrying “Free At Last” signs and standing behind a big “Mark Padgett for Mayor” banner. Lee fears that Padgett’s actions could jeopardize his organization’s tax-exempt status. John Lee has a lot of friends.

Mayoral candidate Mark Padgett was so anxious to create some early shock and awe Call it County CommisBetty with his astounding fundraission’s “Carter Syndrome.” Bean ing prowess that he made the It first appeared in 2010 Larry unusual move of filing his first when commission deVan financial disclosure a week It’s not like Padgett doesn’t cided to withhold part of Guilder before it was due. know them. They are famous the school board’s capital He trumpeted the event within the Democratic Party funds unless a way could be with a press release head- as huge financial contribufound to build a new Carter lined: “Padgett Campaign tors. Harold Grooms and Elementary School. Announces Contributions In This challenge to the ment. Since commission Excess Of $10,000 Per Week family funneled more than school board’s autonomy has the time (and, more In Mayoral Race - Sense of $60,000 into former Gov. Phil Bredesen’s campaign didn’t please a number of importantly, the inclina- Excitement Builds Around war chest during his first run its members. But if Mayor tion) to manage schools Campaign” for office, and likely played a Tim Burchett can devise the and the county budget, And while everybody big role in helping him pull means to build the school why not create a unified pretty much agrees that off the almost unheard of feat without breaking the bank, body to oversee both? The $90,040 is something to of winning heavily Republiall may be forgotten if not Commission of Legislation crow about, at least a cou- can Cocke County. forgiven. and Education (COLE) will ple of names have inspired Bredesen was evidently The outcome must have save time and money, and shock of the “What the hell so grateful that he rewarded emboldened some com- eliminate one election ev- is he thinking?” variety. Jason Grooms with a state missioners, who last week ery four years. Seriously. job in economic developagain ventured where the We’ll need some new Why would anyone accept ment during the 2003 hiring legally astute fear to tread. legislation at the state level $600 each from the Cocke freeze, and it is unlikely that Commissioner Brad Anders to get this done, but our County father and son duo Padgett, who also worked for moved – and later with- cost-cutting representaHarold and Jason Grooms? Bredesen, could have failed drew his motion – to defer tives in Nashville should And why would a con- to notice the embarrassment approval of an item on the be quick to see the merit of victed chop-shop operator the governor endured when education consent agenda. this idea. and his son be dabbling in that hire triggered news stoThe resolution authorized And why stop there? ries like one that ran in the the school board’s lease If commission can man- Knoxville city politics? agreement for the L&N age the school system with Depot property planned to its thousands of employhouse a STEM high school. ees, smaller organizations Commissioner Sam should be a snap. McKenzie noted that the The management of the resolution “passed 9-0 by Ten Year Plan has caused a Today, Commissioner Sam McKBy Larry Van Guilder the same people we’re paid lot of heartburn on commisenzie is the lone African-American For the fi rst time in its history, to represent.” Law Director sion. The Commission of the city of Knoxville has an African- representative on commission. He Joe Jarret opined that “un- Legislation, Education and American mayor, Daniel Brown. In brings notable intelligence and a less you feel that there’s Homelessness (COLEH) remarks at last week’s County Com- willingness to engage on critical issomething illegal about it,” could be another bold step mission meeting after receiving an sues to the table. such items generally are towards enhanced governStrickland, Jordan and McKhonorarium recognizing his accompart of the education con- ment efficiency. enzie are political success stories. plishment, Brown had this to say: sent calendar. (Emphasis And one only has to on “consent.”) “I look forward to the day when Yet they, like the majority of Knox consider the struggling Commission chair Mike economy to know that the race or gender of our elected leaders County’s minority population, Hammond could have private sector could use is not something we pay that much would labor under the same handicap if seeking countywide office. squelched the fruitless some help as well. The attention to.” They are, in fact, city residents and discussion that followed very industry I work in, relatively unknown to suburban Anders’ motion by ruling all media for that matter, dwellers. it out of order – which it has fallen on lean times, so was – but he didn’t, so the let’s expand COLEH into According to the most recent Carter Syndrome took hold. the Super Organization for Certainly we live in a more en- U.S. census data, African-AmeriThings even took a comical Homelessness, Education, lightened era than the one Brown cans comprise slightly less than 9 turn when Commissioner Legislation and Private grew up in. When Knoxville’s new- percent of Knox County’s populaR. Larry Smith referred to Media Enhancement – SOest mayor was a child, the color line tion. The census classifies about Superintendent Jim McIn- HELPME. was only beginning to be breached, 16 percent of the city of Knoxtyre as “Dr. Lindsey.” Now, that has a nice ring and it remained an imperme- ville’s residents as black or AfriCynics may say that com- to it, and there should be able barrier to the city’s executive can-American. And while we supmission has enough fish to enough responsibilities to port Mayor Brown’s sentiments, it suite. fry already and shouldn’t go around for commissionMuch has changed since in would be unrealistic to expect anybe meddling in the school ers who feel the need to do Knoxville and Knox County, but thing other than strong support for board’s business, and there more. even today the minority presence a black countywide candidate from was a time I agreed with But, no raises, commisin powerful government positions the black community. that opinion. But times sioners; just knowing that Pare down the raw numbers of remains minimal in the county. change, and we must be you’re being all that you African-Americans in Knox County Perhaps the most powerful black can be is reward enough – ready to adapt. figure in county government in re- to those eligible and registered to We all want more effi- so help me. cent years was former Mayor Mike vote and you’re left with an even cient, less costly govern- contact: lvgknox@mindspring.com. Ragsdale’s senior staffer Cynthia smaller pool of those who might Finch. Unfortunately, Finch’s be inclined to choose between two well-documented troubles, which equally-qualified candidates on the City Council to elect vice mayor recently culminated in two felo- basis of race. (Obviously, the sword ny convictions, make her a poor cuts both ways – some white voters The City Council will select its vice mayor during a choice as a role model for aspiring will choose the white candidate.) specially called meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, The results of Knox County’s young African-Americans. following the council’s regular workshop in the main 2010 mayoral race illuminate anassembly room of the city county building. Former County Commission chair “Tank” Strickland earned respect in other obstacle to the top for a miThe vice mayor position has been vacant since the resignation of former vice mayor Bob Becker. The the community, and former Com- nority candidate. In the Republicouncil will select one of its members to fill Becker’s missioner Diane Jordan was cer- can mayoral primary, candidates unexpired term. tainly a force to be reckoned with in Tim Burchett and Tim Hutchison her district. Were it not for the im- tallied 34,903 votes. Democratic Another purpose of the meeting is to fill the vacant position of term limits, both might candidates Ezra Maize and Michael council representative seat on the Knoxville TransporMcBath amassed 2,308 votes. still occupy a seat on commission. tation Authority Board of Commissioners.

Mark Padgett File photo A week after Lee made the request, the picture was still there. And finally, it would have been really prudent for Padgett not to have exploited the children in the first place. A few other names on Padgett’s list have drawn some attention, as well: Mike Arms, Mike Ragsdale, Bill Owen. Speaking of whom, sources say that Owen plans to get more involved in city politics than just giving money. The former state legislator has been soliciting support to make a run for an at-large seat on City Council.

Is the county ready for Brown’s vision?

Analysis

This 15-to-1 disparity in party preference in the primary was likely skewed by the popularity of Burchett and is not an accurate indicator of party affiliation countywide. But the general election result, 85 percent for Burchett, 8 percent for Maize, tells a tale: if you want a realistic shot at a countywide office, an “R” next to your name on the ballot makes a difference. But Republicans are an endangered species in districts heavily populated by African-Americans. In the 2008 primary election for the 1st District County Commission seat, Democrats outpolled Republicans by a better than 6-to-1 margin, 3,925 to 614. In the general election, Sam McKenzie thrashed Albert Baah, the Republican candidate and also an African-American, 71 percent to 28 percent. The factors that determine success for countywide candidates are not likely to change soon. Republicans enjoy a sizeable advantage, and the majority of African-American voters poll Democratic. Arguably the most realistic path to the highest offices for minorities is one that could open them up to charges of cynicism or worse: if you aren’t a Republican, you certainly should sound like one. Perhaps most importantly, that indispensable factor in modern elections, cash and lots of it, comes to candidates with broad appeal. The political and demographic reality of Knox County being what it is, the road to high office is not an easy one for minorities. But Brown’s words recall George Bernard Shaw’s famous and very appropriate lines: “Some men see things as they are and say why; I dream things that never were and say why not.”

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Monty Howell: Professional educator Monty Howell, 61, held many jobs with Knox County Schools, and when he died suddenly on Jan. 23, he left many friends. Over time he taught science, served as president of the Knox C o u n t y Education Association, moved to the central office as a Monty Howell science supervisor and most recently worked in human resources. He first taught at Gibbs Elementary and continued to live in Corryton. He was

Scott Bacon, supervisor of business partnerships, was shocked to learn of Monty’s passing. He reSandra called a parent protest over Clark something in the science curriculum back in the day. “The supervisors were pastor of Harvest Commu- Monty and Rodney Russell – both preachers.� nity Church. Roy Mullins said he felt His wife, Becky, was longtime librarian at Halls Mid- like he had lost a brother. dle School (now retired). “We go way back. Monty They raised three wonder- was my treasurer in 1968 ful daughters: Jeni, married when I ran for president (of to Joe Hassell; Mandi, who the Tennessee Education married Aaron Taylor; and Association).� They won. Courtney, married to Joe “He was an outstanding Lancaster. All live in Knox- professional educator with ville, and there are seven a multitude of responsibiligrandchildren. ties.�

Mr. Howell trained as a negotiator for the teachers’ association; then he became the school board’s chief negotiator when he became an administrator. Monty Howell earned the respect of his co-workers; no matter on which side of the table he sat. He will be missed.

Hot topics on agenda The school board will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the City County Building; a preliminary workshop is set for 5 p.m. today (Jan. 31). The blogs are hopping with comments about the system’s sex education program. Proponents and opponents could speak at either meeting. A couple more issues are on the agenda: integrating TCAP scores into students’ grades; and plans to tie teacher pay to student achievement. Want to wager we draw 100 or more to talk about sex and zero parents to talk about academics?

Honoring Dr. King Episcopal School of Knoxville 3rd grader Ashton Mayo-Beavers and 4th grader Rosie Lambrecht walk in the Martin Luther King Jr. parade Jan. 17. This was the ninth year the school’s students and staff participated in the parade. Photo submitted

PTA Founders’ Day National PTA president Chuck Saylors will speak to the Knox County Council PTA Founders’ Day program, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at Cedar Bluff Elementary. The public is invited. Info: Sandra Rowcliffe, 603-5851.

Bearden High School Symphonic Band members Elysia Arnold, Jack Li, Kat Moore, Martin Lu, Libby Schwartz, Jacob Steimer, Nils Potter, Rob Jones and Nathan Hardcastle will participate in the East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association’s All State East Clinic on Feb. 5. Symphonic Band member David Floyd is not pictured. The entire band participated in a middle and high school band directors’ clinic at UT on Jan. 22. Photo by Wendy Smith

While the Bearden High School Symphonic Band has been practicing for less than a month, it has already showcased its talent in two different arenas.

Bearden Bulldogs Ten members of the band will be performing with the East Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association’s All State East Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 5. On Jan. 8, hundreds of students from across East Tennessee auditioned for spots in four clinic bands. Competition was stiff, says Bearden band director Megan Christian. “Most of the students who participate in clinic are taking private lessons and putting in extra hours. They’re extremely dedicated to playing on a higher level.� The students will travel to Gatlinburg on Feb. 3 to rehearse for two days before the concert. One of the advantages to participating in clinic is being able to play difficult music and sound good, even with just two days to practice, says junior Martin Lu. It’s refreshing to play with such dedicated musicians, says senior Elysia Arnold. “Everybody who takes the time to try out for clinic actually wants to be there.�

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The entire symphonic band, which is composed of students in grades 10 through 12, had to opportunity to participate in another type of clinic on Jan. 22. The band was invited to the University of Tennessee to be conducted by master clinician Paula Crider, who was demonstrating rehearsal techniques for middle and high school band directors. Crider is a professor emeritus at the University of Texas and was the first female to direct a class 5-A high school band in Texas. She focused on technical

Dr. Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy plans open house from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. The new high school is on the upper level at Knoxville Center near JC Penney. Visitors can tour the school and learn about the program.

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mastery and demonstrated how to train students to listen. Christian calls Crider “the Pat Summitt of band directors.� “I thought she was absolutely incredible and one of the most positive, energetic and intelligent people I have ever met.� It was the first time a high school band has been asked to participate in a director’s clinic at UT. That role is typically played by the UT Wind Ensemble, Christian said, and the band is flattered to have been asked.

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Pictured are Seymour/ South Knoxville Chamber of Commerce member Autumn Galyon, Farragut Middle School student Anna Buckman, West Valley Middle School student Maya Subbanna, Farragut Middle School student Maddie Stephens and Seymour/ South Knoxville Chamber of Commerce member Mike Brown. The Seymour/ South Knoxville Chamber of Commerce presented a $100 check to each winner. Winners not pictured are Northwest Middle School students Olivia Killian and Kathryn Maley. Photos by L. Furtner

‘Character Counts’ then and now Character Counts! of Knoxville/Knox County (CC) presented their CC for Life essay contest awards for grades 6-12 at the Crowne Plaza last Tuesday. Students were asked to pick one of several sayings or maxims and write an essay as it relates to their life and the CC six “pillars” of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Character Counts! for Life essay contest district winners An award celebration for the Character Counts! for Life essay contest was held at the Crowne Plaza on Jan. 25. All school winners were given certificates and district winners received a $100 prize. Students chose a topical saying and wrote an essay on how that maxim applied to their life in accordance with the Character Counts! principles of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Farragut Middle School Lorraine Furtner

■ 8th grade, Anna Buckman and Maddie Stephens

West Valley Middle School ■ 8th grade, Maya Subbanna

Martha Masterson, Knox County School’s elementary counselor coach, and Gene Crabtree presented certificates to the all grade level winners from each participating school. Students then waited like Oscar nominees to see if their name would be called as one of the five district winners in each grade level.

Bearden High School ■ 9th grade, Kendall Bard, Mari Jasa, Zach Randall, Tru Powell and Ashley Whitaker; 11th grade, Sara Mae Hnilica; 12th grade, Mallory Uekman

Farragut High School ■ 10th grade, Lydia Hu

Hardin Valley Academy ■ 11th grade, Julianne McLeod

TVA Employees Credit Union representative Natalie Johnson; Bearden High School 9th graders Ashley Whitaker, Tru Powell, Kendall Bard and Mari Jasa; and TVA Employees Credit Union representative Kimberly Long are pictured during the check presentation of $100 to each winner. Not pictured are winners Zach Randall of Bearden High School and Michael Brown of Powell High School. District winners received a $100 check, gift card or U.S. Savings Bond from the grade level sponsors who included Knox County Schools, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, Clayton Family Foundation, UT Federal Credit Union, First Tennessee Foundation, Enrichment Federal Credit Union, Seymour/South Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, Knoxville Post Office Credit Union, Knoxville News Sen-

tinel and Pilot Travel Centers. Jack Neely, journalist, author and associate editor of the Metro Pulse, was the guest speaker. Through interesting historical stories, including one from his latest book, “Knoxville: This Obscure Prismatic City,” Neely encouraged kids to use their talents. He urged them to continue in entrepreneurial footsteps like one young Knoxville resident, Adolph Ochs.

Ochs began delivering newspapers during his youth and progressed to become publisher of a faltering newspaper in New York. With $250, Ochs became the publisher of the New York Times in 1896 and later established the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square. Master of ceremonies and former Knox County Schools employee Marty Iroff told students they each had potential to do something great. He said these youth are our future and asked them not to wait too long, to begin building that dream today.

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Coach Anderson excels at West By Betty Bean Willie J. Anderson shows up for work every morning at 6. It’s his job as early shift custodian to make sure that West High School is ready for each new day, and he loves it.

West Rebels “I bring the school to life in the morning,” he says. “It is great here – everything from the administration to the teachers and students. They are involved in so many things from athletics to all the student activities and art class – they have little costumes they’ll put on and parade around. There’s always something going on here. It’s just a good atmosphere.” His shift ends at 2 p.m., and that means it’s time for him to start thinking about his other job. He loves that, too.

Coach Willie J. Anderson works with the junior varsity girl’s basketball team. “The freshman girls are mine,” he said. “Some of them I’ve coached since they were 10 and under. I’ve been involved in AAU ball for 1214 years and knew them from the early days when they were first starting to learn.” Anderson has worked at West High School for a year and a half, so he was in a position to hear about the job opening coaching the freshman girls. “I’ve always enjoyed working with kids, and when this opportunity became available, I inquired about it and it unfolded from there. Everything fell into place for me.” His team sports an 18-1 record and is 9-1 in district play. He is cautiously optimistic about finishing up the season the way they started it. “We’ve had a successful

come much better players.” Anderson, who played basketball at Austin-East in the early ’70s, started his coaching career with a men’s team on his old job. “That’s where I realized that I enjoyed coaching and had a little knack for it,” he said. “I got with Coach (Amos) Whitehead (now an assistant principal at West) when my daughters became school aged and started playing, and he kind of convinced me to give it a shot because the girls needed help. At that time we were at Vine, a feeder school for Austin-East. A lot of our players eventually moved up, West High School basketball coach Willie J. Anderson and West and when A-E won the state High School basketball player Kiera Smith. Photo by B. Bean championship in ’06, they were girls that Coach Whiteseason so far, as far as the you go home. It can be a little head and I worked with.” numbers go, but there’s al- frustrating from time to time He beams with pride at the ways a lot to work on to get when you see potential in memory of that championready for tournament play. players and try to draw it out, ship game. Tournaments are a little dif- but helping them break bad “I was there. It’s like when ferent. Once you get into work habits is an important tournament play, you win or part of the job. They could be- you can look out there and see the girls you started with when they were 6th graders. They realized that working hard could take them to the top. A lot of people came up to Coach Whitehead and me and said ‘Congratulations. We know where that championship came from.’ ” Anderson and his wife,

Lynn, have three children: Wymon, 33; Elisha, 26; and LaTasha, 23. He coached both his girls. Working two jobs eats up a lot of time and energy, but Anderson wouldn’t dream of complaining. “You’ve got to sacrifice and work hard if you want to get good results. Wins are good, but the main thing is to develop the players, both athletically and mentally. This carries over into everyday schooling. I tell them that athletics can pay for their education. Use this for something that’ll help you in the future. “One of the things that surprised me is the acceptance I’ve gotten from all the coaches in the school. Sometimes people look at what you do and put you in a category. All the coaches from the football coaches to everybody else treat me with respect. And I don’t try to take over one way or another. Just let me know what my duties are and that’s what I’ll do. I think Coach (Eddie) Gambrell (the girl’s varsity coach) and I are getting along pretty well. It’s not his way only; he wants our input and I’m really enjoying working with him. We are a good working staff.”

‘Bees’ are the buzz in Bearden

By Lorraine Furtner

Bearden and A. L. Lotts elementary schools held their spelling bees last week. Bearden also held a National Geographic Bee for 4th and 5th grades. Choice Burkhart, 5th grade teacher and spelling bee sponsor, said 10 finalists answered questions regarding different states and countries. She said Alexandra Kokkoris is the first girl to win at the school in six years. All school winners, including Alexandra, in 4th through 8th grades will take the same written test. The top 100 students in Tennessee will compete at the state level in March. Burkhart said four students in the past five years have gone to the state competition.

National Geographic Bee runner-up Colter Swanson and first place winner Alexandra Kokkoris pose with teacher Choice Burkhart at Bearden “Mom was psyched!” said A.L. Elementary School. Lotts Elementary School student and spelling bee winBearden Elementary School 3rd ner Matt Carr. Matt called his grader and runner-up Keniyah mom after the bee because he Turner (front) stands with 5th couldn’t believe he had won. grader and spelling bee winner He said he’d studied about Emma Adamcik. Emma said three times and had only her parents helped her study hoped to make it through the for the contest. 2nd round. Photos by L. Furtner

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CHURCH NOTES Special Services ■ The Cades program (Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services) of Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive, will host its monthly Caregivers’ Support Group 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in room 226. Refreshments will be served. Refreshments will be served. Info: 675-2835. ■ Heska Amuna Synagogue, 3811 Kingston Pike, encourages everyone in the community to celebrate Mitzvah Day (Good Deed Day) 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, by participating in projects needed by the Knoxville Family Justice Center. Info: Knoxville Jewish Alliance, 690-6343. ■ Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike, will host Dr. William J. Carl III, president of the Pittsburgh Theological Conference 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11. Dr. Carl

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will present “Learning to be the Best Preacher You Can Be!” Free admission unless preregistered for a $5 lunch. Preregister by Friday, Feb. 4. Info: www.presbyteryeasttn.org. ■ Grace Covenant Baptist Church, 9956 Dutchtown Rd., will host a bible study with the Rev. Chris Edmonds as guest speaker 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16. A potluck lunch will follow. Info: 691-0829. ■ Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike, will host 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. ■ Journey Builders, a new group for young professionals, couples and singles, will meet 9:50 a.m. Sundays in room 133 at Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive. Info: Jennifer DeTar, 7191626 or 966-6728, ext. 242. ■ Bearden UMC, 4407 Sutherland Ave., invites everyone to “Jubilee Praise and Worship” 6 p.m. every second Sunday in the fellowship center. Park in the back of the church and enter through the gym. Fellowship and a snack-supper follow the service. Info: www. beardenumc.org. ■ Two Rivers Church, 275 Harrison Lane, Lenoir City, will host “the Launch” 5-7 p.m. Sundays in the Fireside room.

This is the disciple who is testifying to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true. But there are also many other things that Jesus did; if every one of them were written down, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. (John 21: 24-25 NRSV) I have been curious for a while now about whether in the years of writing this column I had touched on every book in the Bible. I knew that I had spent more time in the Gospels than anywhere else, that Genesis and its treasure-trove of family stories had been a favorite, that the Psalms were a frequent source of inspiration, and that Isaiah’s poetry had embedded itself in my thinking. I decided to do a survey of my writing. Now, I confess that, like Paul who couldn’t remember who he had baptized at a given church, I have not kept records as carefully as I intended to early on.

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Lynn Hutton Most of my columns are listed in order in a ledger book, with their assigned number, title, Scripture reference and date of publication. But technology (changing computers, and changing storage methods), a busy life and procrastination have interfered with a careful and consistent recording of this documentation. There are some gaps in my records. Someday, someday. …

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Women’s groups ■ Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive, will host a “Morning Moms” group 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday in room 296. Bible or book studies will be discussed relating to women’s lives in general. Child care is provided. Info: www. concordumc.com.

Men’s groups ■ Concord Woodcarvers will meet the first and third Friday mornings of each month at Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive. Info: www.concordumc.com.

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So I sat down with my ledger book, and I discovered that I have done pretty well in delving into even the more obscure reaches of Holy Writ. I have written about, or used as an epigraph, texts from at least 61 of the 66 books of the Bible, one book of the Apocrypha, one of the non-canonical Gospel texts (the Gospel of Peter), and The Book of God, a rendition of the Bible as novel by Walter Wangerin. Not bad, considering I wasn’t consciously trying to cover the waterfront. Of the five books I appear to have missed (won’t know for sure until my ledger book is complete), four don’t surprise me terribly: Ezra, Titus, 3 John, and Jude. The fifth one, however, I can’t believe! Can it be true? How could I have ignored Jonah?!? These are omissions I will set about correcting in the

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Youth ■ The WEE Preschool of First Baptist Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike, will have registration packets available for the 20112012 school year Tuesday, Feb. 1. Info: 966-6853 or 288-1629.

coming weeks. There is worth and value in all of the sacred writings. The church fathers who put together the canon selected these books because they had something to say that we need to hear and know. So, I will take my omissions in the order they stand in Scripture: 1. Ezra, where we will learn the roots of the feud between the Jews and the Samaritans. 2. Jonah, where we will learn the lengths to which God will go to get our attention, and what’s this about those people of Nineveh “who do not know their right hand from their left?” 3. Titus, where Paul offers advice to a young colleague who has been sent to administer the churches in Crete. 4. 3 John, the only one of John’s letters written to an individual, and 5. Jude, which in the New Revised Standard Version, was almost named something else. Next week: “Ezra, and Why I Hate My Neighbor.”

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■ The WEE Preschool of First Baptist Concord’s Westlake campus, 9635 Westland Dr., will sing Valentine songs and give out Valentines to members of the Arbor Terrace retirement home 10:30 a.m. and Elmcroft Assisted Living 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9.

■ First Farragut UMC, 12733 Kingston Pike, invites everyone to “Wednesday Night Live,” 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Enjoy a home-cooked meal with your family and have some fun and fellowship. A family of four can have dinner for only $22. Info: www.ffumc.org.

■ Rocky Hill Baptist Church, 7409 Northshore Drive, invites kids to the Word of Life Club on Sundays at 5:45 p.m. There will be games, Bible study and more. Info: www. rockyhillchurch.org.

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By Greg Householder As teams play makeup games, all are entering the homestretch. With two weeks remaining, jockeying for district tournament seeding makes each game an important one. In girls action Jan. 20: Anderson County downed Central 63-44, Hardin Valley Academy topped Lenoir City 51-42 in nondistrict play and Catholic fell to William Blount 49-41. In boys play Jan. 20: Central fell to Anderson County 63-64, Hardin Valley Academy lost to Lenoir City 63-58 and Catholic edged William Blount 71-69. In girls action Jan. 21: West beat Bearden 53-38, Farragut rolled over Catholic 57-29, Karns fell to Oak Ridge 85-52, CAK topped Stone Memorial 69-57, Halls beat Gibbs 74-25, Hardin Valley Academy lost to Campbell County 40-37 and Powell topped Clinton 48-41. In boys play Jan 21: Halls beat Gibbs 45-35, Bearden edged West 59-56, HVA fell to Campbell County 75-73, Farragut beat Catholic 73-59, Karns fell to Oak Ridge 8268, CAK lost to Stone Memorial 61-53 and Powell fell to Clinton 38-35. On Jan. 22, the Webb girls knocked off St. Cecelia 52-26 and the CAK girls fell to Elizabethton 80-49. The CAK boys beat Elizabethton 73-63. Last Monday, the Karns girls rolled over South-Doyle 96-64 and the HVA girls beat Clinton 56-42. The Karns boys beat South-Doyle 70-54 and the HVA boys fell to Clinton 60-58. In girls play last Tuesday: Fulton beat Gibbs 61-39, CAK downed Scott 68-51, Catholic

■ Two or three players needed to complete spring roster for 11u and 12u Naturals team. Info: E-mail cardinal22899@ tds.net or call 742-9911. ■ Three players needed to fill Cherokee 11U team’s spring roster. Will be playing in the Knoxville area with the possibility of two out of town tournaments. Info: Rex, 765-0306.

Youth football CYF football based at Christian Academy of Knoxville has open registration for seven and nine-year old tackle football teams. Rosters will be closed when full. Info: Jeff Taylor, 765-2119.

Junior Hawks meeting and registration Hardin Valley Junior Hawks AAU basketball club parent meetings and player registrations are scheduled 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, and Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Hardin Valley Academy multipurpose room C-117. Info: www.hvjrhawks.org.

Catching camp Bearden’s Rico White (1) extends over Jayjuan Mitchell (23) and Carson Brooks (10) to find the board and the basket on Jan. 21. fell to Maryville 43-34, Webb mauled Austin-East 67-18, West rolled over Lenoir City 47-26, Karns fell to Anderson County 53-42, Farragut beat William Blount 60-45, Halls downed HVA 37-35, Central lost to Oak Ridge 68-34, Bearden lost to Heritage 5040 and Powell fell to Campbell County 65-48.

In boys play last Tuesday: Webb fell to Austin-East 5845, West beat Lenoir City 6861, Karns downed Anderson County 63-58, Gibbs lost to Fulton 73-46, Farragut beat William Blount 68-44, HVA beat Halls 75-68, Bearden rolled over Heritage 84-43 and Powell beat Campbell County 65-58.

Local charity honors a friend By Travis Cabage On Feb. 4, the Bearden Bulldogs will head to the Farragut Admirals gymnasium to renew their storied and heated rivalry. The teams will pause for a moment before the boys game tip-off to remember and celebrate the life of Jim Elliott by retiring his jersey in the arena he played in. Elliott was a McDonald’s All-American and an all-state basketball player in 1980 for the Admirals. Sadly, he lost his battle with cancer last summer. The ceremony and the following reception are being sponsored by Kidz Team. “It’s just a bunch of his friends getting together and saying he was a great guy

and a great ballplayer,” said Bryan D. Butler II, founder of Kidz Team. “We thought we should do something to recognize him.” Kidz Team is a local nonprofit organization that offers assistance to families of newly-diagnosed cancer patients at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The organization took its name from the team of medical professionals who cares for the children. Kidz Team, which was started in the summer of 2006, provides families with items ranging from toiletries to gift cards for local restaurants. According to Butler, Elliot played a vital role in getting donations for the charity. In lieu of flowers, his family requested that those who

wanted to pay tribute to Elliott make donations to the nonprofit. Before the ceremony a small reception will be held with family, friends and those involved with Kidz Team. Dr. Bob Overholt will serve as MC. Choosing to do the ceremony at the Bearden-Farragut game was a simple decision for Butler. “They’ve been rivals for years,” he said. “We’ve noticed that when we all graduated, we went from being rivals to being friends.” The reception is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will tip-off shortly after. More information on Kidz Team is available at kidzteam.org or by calling 368-0899.

Diamond Catching Camp will be held 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, West’s Shira Buley (3) leaps high in the air to block the 3 point Feb. 5, for ages 9-14. Info: 288-3624 or visit www. attempt by Bearden’s Olivia Taylor (22). Photos by J. Acuff diamondbaseballtn.com.

Bearden tops West, has long road ahead The Bearden Bulldogs got a step closer to their third straight district title Jan. 21 with a 59-56 victory at West High School. The Bulldogs fought the Rebels back and forth all night, gaining a large lead and giving it back. Senior Rico White sank the deciding points for the Bulldogs at the foul line with 11.5 seconds remaining. It was the third meeting this season between the teams. Bearden (20-1, 8-1 in district play) defeated West in late December, but it was a non-district contest since it was played in a holiday tournament. West took the second game on the Bulldogs’ home floor. Bearden’s win pulled the teams even with each other in the district standings. Though the game at West was important for the rest of the 2010-11 season, Bearden still has a tough

Bill Battle’s defining games A few days from now the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame will induct Bill Battle based on lifetime achievement. I can’t think of anyone more deserving. Bill grew up as a good son of good parents in Birmingham. He was a good tight end on Paul Bryant’s first Alabama championship team. He was a good husband and father and a good student of football under Bud Wilkinson at Oklahoma, a good assistant to Paul Dietzel at West Point and even better under Doug Dickey at Tennessee. He had so much charisma and potential, Bob Woodruff named him head coach of the Volunteers in 1970. Battle was 28. Ah yes, I remember it well. Dickey’s resignation caught the university administration somewhat by surprise. Dr. Andy Holt, president, and Tom Elam, trustee, thought it might be a good idea to hire John Majors as replacement. On second thought, it was decided to give the athletic

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director a free hand. Dickey’s success had enhanced Woodruff’s credibility. He spent some in promoting the young assistant. There were raised eyebrows but nobody fainted. Dr. Holt, recalling a previous era, did ask Battle if he was a drinker. Bill scored 98 on the pop quiz with “not often and not much.” Battle got off to an excellent start, 36-5 through his first three and a half seasons. He was obviously one sharp cookie. Surprisingly, the bright highlights of his coaching career came in his first season, third and fourth Saturdays in October and in the Sugar Bowl. Tennessee intercepted a school-record eight passes

and slugged sagging Alabama 24-0. Tim Priest picked three. It was the first shutout of a Bryant team in 115 games. Rival coaches, teacher and student, shook hands and hugged. It was a memorable occasion. It happened only once. A week later, it was Dickey who took it on the chin. His Florida inheritance was flawed. It directed him back into Neyland Stadium, a deathtrap for his Gators. Bobby Scott punished the Florida secondary, 21 completions for 385 yards and two touchdowns. Gator quarterback John Reaves threw for two touchdowns – for Tennessee. Conrad Graham and Jackie Walker returned interceptions to the checkerboards. Rival coaches, mentor and aide, shook hands and hugged. Battle was buoyed. He had one fine football team, maybe good enough to run the table. The third highlight happened in New Orleans. Generals and jets and undefeated

Air Force dominated a week of bowl festivities but the Vols seized the spotlight at kickoff and delivered a stunning 24-0 first quarter. Scott was MVP. Air Force crashed with minus 12 rushing. This may have been the best day of Battle’s time with Tennessee. Key game in Bill’s second season was Tennessee 31, Penn State 11. This was Bobby Majors’ day of punt returns. Vol defense shocked Lydell Mitchell, Franco Harris, John Huffnagel. Tennessee was in the process of losing to Arkansas in the Liberty Bowl when a minor miracle occurred. The Razorbacks fumbled and apparently recovered but an official signaled Vol ball. Carl Witherspoon somehow came up with it. Curt Watson’s 17-yard TD run helped immensely. UT won 14-13. Battle was very shrewd to acquire the services of Condredge Holloway. The coach was really smart in the 1973 Auburn game. The Vols went up 13-0 in the first half. Soon

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stretch of games until the district tournament starts on Feb. 15. Highlighting the final stretch is a non-district game against national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy. Oak Hill has been ranked as high as first in the USA Today Super 25 basketball rankings and has maintained a top 10 position most of the season. “You play Oak Hill, but who are you playing?” said Bearden head coach Mark Blevins. “They’ve got so many great players that come through their program.” Some could see the game

thereafter another flood of Biblical proportions fell on much of mankind and all of Neyland Stadium. Tennessee, choosing not to piddle around with a wet football, punted to the other end of the pond, several times on first down. Some defining games were not as much fun. The Vols found inventive ways to lose five in a row to Alabama. An unexpected loss to Georgia left a larger scar. It was fourth and two at the Tennessee 28 with 2:27 to go, the Vols hanging on to a 3128 lead but showing definite tendencies of not being able to hem up the Bulldogs. Battle called for a fake punt and run right – if the defensive alignment was so favorable as to make the first down almost automatic. It wasn’t and the coach saw the problem and was yelling “Kick it, kick it” when the ball was snapped to fullback Steve Chancey instead of punter Neil Clabo. Chancey was tackled in his tracks. Georgia took possession and scored the winning touchdown with a minute to spare. Much later, Battle said this was the beginning of the end of his coach-

as a bad thing for the Bulldogs, as it could change the team’s momentum for the rest of the season. Blevins, however, sees it as an opportunity. “I just thought that it would be a great experience for our student body to see the best team in America,” said Blevins, “For our student-athletes, I wanted them to experience what it is like to play the best team in America and get national exposure.” In addition to the Oak Hill game Jan. 27, the Bulldogs have two games against arch-rival Farragut, with a game at home against Powell sandwiched between. “You got to play them one at a time,” added Blevins. “If you try to do any more than that it’ll handicap you.” (Note: Bearden lost its game with Oak Hill Academy on Jan. 27, 90-60.)

ing career. Indeed, it was the definitive game. A kick return and home loss to North Texas State in 1975 was devastating. The conclusion of that season was a home loss to Vanderbilt. The beginning of Battle’s final campaign was a 21-18 home loss to Duke. Coaching changes are rooted in such trends. Bill’s definition of class was one of the all-time great exit lines: “Class is when they run you out of town and make you look like you’re leading the parade.” Battle, a man of class, honesty, character, dignity, kindness and generosity, had a better than 59-22-2 record in business with the trend going up instead of down. It seemed that his decisions led to solid gold. Battle Enterprises became Collegiate Licensing and earned millions for colleges and the former coach. The company, now owned by ING, represents some 200 schools plus conferences, bowls and the NCAA. Bill and Eugenia’s son, Pat, is president. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is westwest6@netzero.com.


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Lymphedema treatment at Fort Sanders Therapy Centers eases swelling in woman’s foot Riding more than 1,000 miles from Sevierville, Tenn., to Key West, Fla., is not for the faint of heart. But that’s what Cris Busic and her husband, Lance, did recently on their Honda Gold Wing motorcycle. “At least now I can go riding,â€? says Busic, who just last year had such signiďŹ cant swelling in her left foot, she could hardly stand to sit on the motorcycle at all. Her foot had swollen to twice its normal size and was worse with prolonged sitting. “Every time my husband and I would go riding on our motorcycle, I couldn’t get my boot off,â€? explains 54-year old Busic. Busic had a little known, but fairly common medical condition called lymphedema, an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the tissues. Lymph nodes produce diseaseďŹ ghting uid that moves in and out of cells in the body. When one or more of the lymph nodes is damaged or doesn’t work properly, lymph uid can build up in an arm or leg and cause severe swelling. In Busic’s case, a 2007 knee surgery was probably the ďŹ rst injury to her lymph nodes, she says, followed by a foot injury a year later. For more than a year, Busic ignored the swelling that became more and more frequent.

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Fort Sanders Therapy Center lymphedema therapist Erin McCallum demonstrates placing a compression wrap on a patient’s leg. uid up toward the kidneys. The more you use your calf muscles, the more that assists the lymphatic uid from accumulating.â€? Standing for long periods of time can make lymphedema worse, as does sitting in one position. “What I do is not a cure,â€? McCallum says. “What I do is help people manage their problems on their own so they don’t have to see me forever.â€? Many people have lymphedema and don’t even know it, admits McCallum. Swelling can be mild and last for years before it ares up into something that is very uncomfort-

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Spay Day in America According to Young-Williams Animal Center’s website, on average, a cat can give birth to 18 kittens each year and a dog can give birth to 20 puppies each year. When you consider how many homeless animals there are in this country that aren’t spayed or neutered, the result is a very, very large and very fastgrowing animal population. Tuesday, Feb. 22, is national Spay Day. If you are interested in making a difference and helping an animal in some way, consider making a monetary donation to a local shelter or low-cost spay and neuter clinic to help control the animal population. One local organization making a difference is Ani-

HEALTH NOTES ■ “Balancing Hormones Naturally: A Holistic Approach to Women’s Hormone-Related Health Concerns” will be held noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Cedar Bluff public library, 9045 Cross Park Dr. Information will be given regarding natural alternatives for problems related to hormone imbalances and menopause. To register: 659-2733. Sponsored by The Foundation for Wellness Professionals. ■ The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon’s Wellness Luncheon will be held noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at Radio Systems Corporation, 10424 Electric Ave. Area employers interested in learning more about promoting fitness in the workplace are invited to attend. Admission is free and a light lunch will be served. ■ Belly Dancing Class will be held 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays at the YWCA’s Club W, 420 West Clinch Ave. Info: 523-6126 or visit www.ywcaknox.com. ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and

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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.cnacersupportet.org. ■ Chronic Pain and Depression support group meets noon to 1:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at Faith Promise Church off Pellissippi Parkway. Info: Paula, 945-3810, or 748-1407. ■ Fibromyalgia screenings are held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Fibromyaligia Clinic located at Total Rehab Physical Therapy. Also support group meetings and several classes are held on the third Wednesday of each month. No charge. Info: 548-1086. ■ Grief support groups at Fort Sanders Sevier Hospital at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Home Care Knoxville office and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Covenant

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Home Care Oak Ridge office. Registration is required. Info or to register: 541-4500. ■ 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. ■ 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. ■ 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 Ave. Info: Rebecca Gill, 602-7807 or www. namiknox.org. ■ UT Hospice conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with its program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: 544-6277 or 544-6279. ■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support, for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of

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Ribbon cutting for supportive housing The Helen Ross McNabb Center will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, to celebrate the completion of permanent, supportive housing for homeless singleparent families with mental health disabilities. The newly constructed eight-unit apartments are located at 1125 Baker Ave. in Knoxville. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is scheduled to speak at the ribbon cutting. Info: www. mcnabbcenter.org or call 637-9711.

every month in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or to reserve a spot: 544-6277.

‘Wear and Share’ for Goodwill Goodwill IndustriesKnoxville Inc. and local dry cleaners are bringing Goodwill’s 20th annual Project Wear and Share to the Knoxville community throughout February. This event provides community members with the opportunity to donate gently used materials such as clothing and linens at dry cleaning establishments throughout Knoxville. Following a complimentary cleaning service, donated materials will be sold at one of Goodwill’s 22 area retail shops. Check your local dry cleaner to if they’re participating. All proceeds benefit Goodwill and its efforts in vocational training and employment opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment. Info: 588-8567 or www.gwiktn.org.

Young-Williams Animal Center team member Bobbi H. enjoys a few moments with Barlow, a 2-year-old male American Pit Bull Terrier mix. Barlow adores people and has a friendly interest in other dogs. Terriers are busy and bright and Barlow will do best in a home that gives him gentle structure and guidance, and gives him tasks to accomplish such as learning basic obedience. His big ears and big heart make him a delight. He is currently available for adoption at Young-Williams Animal Village, 6400 Kingston Pike, open daily from noon to 6 p.m. See all of Young-Williams Animal Center’s adoptable animals at www.knoxpets.org.

Art Market Gallery in February Art Market Gallery of Knoxville, 422 South Gay St., will exhibit jewelry by featured member artist Kristine Taylor and “Reelin’ in Red,” a showing of Valentine and love-themed artworks in various media Tuesday, Feb. 1, through Sunday, Feb. 27. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Info: 525-5265 or www.artmarketgallery.net.

AARP driver safety class For registration info about this and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Barbara Manis, 9225648. ■ Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 2-3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oak Ridge Senior Center, 728 Emery Valley Road, Oak Ridge. ■ Thursday, Feb. 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Blount Memorial Health Center, 220 Associates Blvd., Alcoa. ■ Monday and Tuesday,

Feb. 7-8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, 9132 Kingston Pike. ■ Thursday and Friday, Feb. 17-18, noon to 4 p.m., Halls Senior Center, 4410 Crippen Road. ■ Thursday and Friday, Feb. 17-18, noon to 4 p.m., Sevier County Senior Center, 1220 W. Main St., Sevierville. ■ Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 21-22, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Church Street United Methodist Church, 900 Church St.


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Heart Wise offers screening COMMUNITY CLUBS and education ■ The Council of West Knox County Homeowners Inc. will meet The University of Tennessee Medical Center will host the third annual Heart Wise 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at UT Medical Center’s Heart Lung Vascular Institute. There will be free or deeply discounted health screenings as well as several free health education talks and programs related to heart, lung and vascular disease. The health talks and programs are open to everyone, and people age 50 and over or with a family history of heart disease are encouraged to participate in the health screenings, which include: ■ Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) screening, no charge. ■ Comprehensive cardiovascular risk assessment including diagnostic testing, ultrasound evaluation and EKG. Cost is $20. Fasting is required for this screening. ■ Cardiac calcium scoring, utilizing the non-invasive 64-slice CT scanner. Cost is $99.

Space is limited for each of these screenings and advance registration is required: 3056970 or 1-877-UT-CARES (1877-882-2737). No registration is required for the health education programs scheduled during the event. These programs include: ■ Grocery Shopping Tips for a Healthy Heart, 9 a.m. ■ Sleep Disorders and the Effect on the Heart, 10 a.m. ■ What to do if You are Having a Heart Attack, 11 a.m. ■ Healthy cooking demonstration by the UT Medical Center Healthy Living Kitchen, sponsored by Food City, 12:30 p.m. Other recurring or continuous educational opportunities during Heart Wise include diabetes and stroke education, Ask-a-Doc, Know Your Numbers (for heart health), nutrition education, healthy option food label reading and understanding Type II diabetes. Free parking will be available. Info: www. utmedicalcenter.org.

Gardening workshop A Cold Weather Gardening Workshop will be held noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at CAC Beardsley Community Farm, 1719 Reynolds St. The workshop will feature cold frames built with salvaged windows and will give gardeners some tips for extending the growing season. Admission is free although a $5 donation is suggested. To register: Khann Chov, 556-2299 or Liz Moniz, 546-8446 or e-mail beardsleyfarm@gmail.com. Info: www.knoxheritage.org or www.beardsleyfarm.org.

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■ Knoxville Writers’ Guild will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Laurel Theater. Guest speaker, author and playwright Pamela Schoenewaldt will discuss her new novel “When We Were Strangers.” A $1 donation will be requested at the door. Info: www. knoxvillewritersguild.org. ■ The Harvey Broome Group/Sierra Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church on Kingston Pike. Guest Speaker will be Don Barger of the National Parks Conservation Association. ■ East Tennessee Clean Fuels will meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Copper Cellar on Cumberland Avenue. Anyone interested in using alternative fuels and decreasing oil consumption is encouraged to attend. Info: http://eerc.ra.utk.edu/etcfc/index.html.

‘Rumors’ Foothills Community Players will present Neil Simon’s “Rumors” Friday through Sunday, Feb. 4-6, and Friday through Sunday, Feb. 10-12, at the Haslam Family Flexible Theatre at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville. This performance contains mature language and adult humor and is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $17.50 ($15.50 students). Info: www. foothillscommunityplayers.com or 712-6428.

Silent film The silent film “The Eagle” starring Rudolph Valentino will be shown 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Tennessee Theatre with Wurlitzer organ accompaniment. Directed by Clarence Brown. Tickets are $8 ($6 for children and seniors). Info: 684-1200.

Harp concert

■ The Knox Council of Regents of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host its annual George Washington Birthday Luncheon noon Saturday, Feb. 19, at Rothchild Cathering. Guest speaker will be state regent Linda Jones from Sevierville. Info: Linda Carey, 690-3239.

Blount County public library, 508 N. Cusick St., will present “Harp Ensemble Concert” 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, in the reading rotunda. Admission is free. Info: 982-0981.

■ Knoxville Writers’ Guild will sponsor a workshop 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Redeemer Church of Knoxville, 1642 Highland Ave. Guest speaker Dale Mackey of Community Television will conduct the workshop, “Social Media for Writers.” Admission is $15 for members, $20 nonmembers. Info: Terry Shaw, 963-7633 or www.knoxvillewritersguild.org.

Three-time USA National Guitar Champion Steve Kaufman will teach an all-level mandolin workshop Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12, at Mainstay Suites, 361 Fountain View Circle, and an all-level flatpicking workshop Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-19, at the Townsend Visitors Center. RSVP to JoEllen, 982-3080 or e-mail jo@flatpik.com.

■ West Knox Lions Club meets 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at Shoney’s on Lovell Road. ■ Families Anonymous will meet each Tuesday from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Peninsula Lighthouse building 2, 6800 Baum Drive. The group gives support to families with members experiencing substance or behavioral issues. Info: Barbara, 696-6606. ■ Optimist Club of Knoxville will meet at noon each Friday for lunch at the Foundry, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive. Info: www. knoxvilleoptimist.org. ■ Knoxville Bipolar Disorder Support Group will meet 10 a.m. each Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church on Kingston Pike. All items discussed during the meeting are completely confidential. ■ First Friday Knoxville Networking Organization will meet 8 p.m. every first Friday, at the Sobu Lounge, 6213 Kingston Pike. Come for networking, business card exchange and door prizes. Info: www.1stfridayknoxville.com or 615-944-1388.

Guitar class

‘Songs in Paint’ Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave., will host “Songs in Paint” a collection of works by Kate and Roy McCullough through Friday, Feb. 18. Also featuring an exhibit by Knox County School students. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday. Info: 357-2787 or www. fountaincityart.org.

Contra Dancers The Knoxville Contra Dancers meet at 8 p.m. for dancing to live acoustic music every Monday at the Laurel Theater near UT. No experience or partner required. Admission is $7. Info: 386-6627 or www.discoveret.org/kcd.

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Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your risk for heart disease? The American Heart Association (AHA) has identiďŹ ed several risk factors for heart disease. Some of them can be modiďŹ ed, treated or controlled, and some canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t.

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Top-ranked care is the heart of the matter at Parkwest The Heart Hospital at Parkwest Medical Center is a heartbeat ahead in cardiovascular services. Named eight times as one of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top 100 cardiovascular hospitals, it offers a full cardiovascular service line that includes coronary bypass surgery, diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parkwest has a proven track record of fewer complications, better outcomes and higher survival rates compared to other facilities,â&#x20AC;? said Parkwest CAO Rick Lassiter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When patients come here for heart care, they can expect medical expertise and excellent care from our physicians and staff.â&#x20AC;? The team of experienced physicians oversees a complete continuum of heart care from prevention efforts (education, exercise programs, diet and stress management) to early detection, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, using the most complete and advanced range of technologies and healing protocols available in East Tennessee. They are:

John D. Arnett, MD Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee N Medical School: Meharry Medical College N Residency: Erlanger College of Medicine N Fellowship: Louisiana State University â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Cardiology, Electrophysiology N Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Robert M. Belt, MD Heart Rhythm Specialists of East Tennessee N Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch N Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch N Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

A. Robert Blacky, MD Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee N Medical School: University of Oregon Health Science Center N Residency: Naval Regional Medical Center N Fellowship: Naval Regional Medical Center, Emory University Medical School, Andreas Gruentzig Center N Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Gregory V. Brewer, MD N Medical School: University of Texas N Residency: Loma Linda University Medical Center N Fellowship: Loma Linda University Medical Center N Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Emily A. Diltz, MD Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee N N N N

Medical School: Tufts University Residency: University of Michigan Fellowship: University of Michigan Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Robert E. Gentry, MD Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee N N N N

Medical School: Duke University Residency: Vanderbilt University Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

J. Rod Gimbel, MD Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee N Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine N Residency: New York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital N Fellowship: The Cleveland Clinic N Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

J. Michael Harper, MD Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee N Medical School: University of North Carolina N Residency: Medical University of South Carolina N Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina N Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Stephen L. Marietta, MD Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee N Medical School: Creighton University N Residency: Creighton University N Fellowship: Creighton University N Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Robert P. Martyn, MD Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee N Medical School: Michigan State University N Residency: Michigan State University N Fellowship: Sinai Hospital of Detroit N Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Naresh Mistry, MD Knoxville Heart Center, PC N Medical School: Government Medical College N Residency: St. Barnabas Hospital; Cornell Affiliated Program, New York N Fellowship: Mount Sinai Hospital, New York Medical College N Board Certification: Internal Medicine

Gabriel A. Ojeda, MD N Medical School: Universidad Centro Estudiante N Residency: Griffin Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine

N Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center N Board Certification: Internal Medicine

Michael Underwood, MD West Knoxville Heart, PC N Medical Center: University of Tennessee N Residency: University of Tennessee Medical Center N Fellowship: University of Michigan Hospital

Mitchell H. Weiss, MD West Knoxville Heart, PC N Medical Center: University of Maryland School of Medicine N Residency: University of Maryland Hospital N Fellowship: University of Maryland Hospital N Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

For more information or for a physician referral, call 374-PARK.

These controllable risk factors affect your risk of heart disease, stroke and metabolic syndrome:  Smoking  High blood pressure  High blood cholesterol  Diabetes  Being overweight or obese  Physical inactivity The more risk factors you have, the greater your chance of developing coronary heart disease. Also, the greater the level of each risk factor, the greater the risk. For example, a person with a total cholesterol of 300 mg/dL has a greater risk than someone with a total cholesterol of 245 mg/dL, even though everyone with a total cholesterol greater than 240 is considered high-risk. Assess your risk of having a heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease in the next 10 years with the Heart Attack Risk Calculator available on the AHA website at www.heart.org. Source: The American Heart Association

Eat your way to a healthier heart Feeding your heart well is a powerful way to reduce or even eliminate some risk factors for heart disease. Parkwest experts say that adopting a heart-healthy nutrition strategy can help reduce total and LDL cholesterol (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;badâ&#x20AC;? cholesterol), lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar and reduce body weight. While most dietary plans just tell you what you CANâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T eat (usually your favorite foods!), the most powerful nutrition strategy helps you focus on what you CAN eat. In fact, heart disease research has shown that adding heart-healthy foods is just as important as cutting back on others. Here are nine nutrition strategies to reduce your risk of heart disease: 1. Eat more ďŹ sh. Fish is a good source of protein and other nutrients. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. 2. Eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes. These beautiful and delicious wonders of nature may be one of the most powerful strategies in ďŹ ghting heart disease. 3. Choose fat calories wisely. 4. Limit total fat grams. 5. Eat a bare minimum of saturated fats and trans fats. (For example, fats found in butter, margarine, salad dressing, fried foods, snack foods, sweets and desserts). 6. When you use added fat, use fats high in monounsaturated fats. (For example, fats found in olive and peanut oil).

7. Eat a variety â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and just the right amount â&#x20AC;&#x201C; of protein-rich foods. Commonly eaten protein foods (meat, dairy products) are among the main culprits in increasing heart disease risk. Reduce this nutritional risk factor by balancing animal, ďŹ sh and vegetable sources of protein. 8. Limit cholesterol consumption. Dietary cholesterol can raise blood cholesterol levels, especially in high-risk people. Limiting dietary cholesterol has an added bonus: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also cut out saturated fat, as cholesterol and saturated fat are usually found in the same foods. Get energy by eating complex carbohydrates (whole-wheat pasta, sweet potatoes, wholegrain breads) and limit simple carbohydrates (regular soft drinks, sugar, sweets). If you have high cholesterol, these simple carbohydrates exacerbate the condition and may increase your risk for heart disease. 9. Feed your body regularly. Skipping meals often leads to overeating. Eating ďŹ ve to six mini-meals is the best way to control blood sugars, burn fat calories more efďŹ ciently and regulate cholesterol levels.

      


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House and Garden Show heralds arrival of spring

Scott Bacon, supervisor of business partnerships, looks over the slim inventory at the Teacher Supply Depot following the Jan. 22 “shopping” by some 230 teachers. Photos by S. Clark

Dogwood Arts’ 2011 House and Garden Show features new technologies and how-to presentations that are sure to educate and inspire every attendee. This year’s show will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Knoxville Convention Center.

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HGTV celebrity designer Taniya Nayak (Designed to Sell) will present a workshop at 12:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday: “Taniya’s Tips on Taniya Nayak Adding Value to your Home Without Breaking the Bank!” Nayak attended Boston Architectural College for her master’s in interior design. She designed and hosted ABC Family’s “Knock First” before moving to HGTV. With six presentations on Friday, seven on Saturday and four on Sunday, this year’s show features experts in design, gardening and home improvements. “Best in Show” garden award presentation will be 5 p.m. Friday and the People’s Choice garden award presentation will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. New features at this year’s show include a Green Living Pavilion, the inaugural fundraising raffle, a PetScape and a cooking school. Admission is $10 ($8, over 65; $5, ages 6-12; free admission ages 5 and younger). All proceeds benefit Dogwood Arts. Receive a $2 discount by purchasing your ticket at any ORNL Federal Credit Union. For more info: visit www.dogwoodhouse andgarden.com or call 637-4561.

Good stuff galore At Teacher Supply Depot

Meet Scott Bacon Scott Bacon was never a teacher. He worked 10 years for Coca-Cola, as the youth marketing coordinator, and was recruited to Knox County Schools in 1990 by thenSuperintendent Earl Hoffmeister. A South Knox resident, he has a daughter at SouthDoyle and a son in middle school.

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n the past 10 years, Knox County teachers have secured more than $2 million in merchandise from the Teacher Supply Depot. The total is $2,111,301.49 to be exact, and that was before the Jan. 22 opening. Now located on the top floor of the former Cedar Bluff Intermediate School, the Depot has virtually doubled in size. It’s kicked up a notch in visibility, too, with easy access off I-40 at 709 N. Cedar Bluff Road. The Depot moved from the former Oakwood School. “There we had four classrooms and the gym,” said Scott Bacon. “Here we’ve got the former library and the equivalent of eight classrooms.” As supervisor for business partnerships, Bacon oversees the annual Coupon Book fundraiser, which this year netted $1.3 million for schools. He coordinates the various partnerships between businesses and individual schools. And he watches over the Depot. The resident manager is Cindy Britton, a former president of Knox County Council PTA. “We try to keep it open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to receive donations,” said Bacon. The Teacher Supply Depot is a collaboration of the Knox County Schools, PTA, KCEA, county government, city government, Goodwill Industries and the Knoxville Chamber. The Depot provides county educators with a variety of

new and used classroom materials at no cost. This program is driven solely by donations, and all donated materials are used to enhance instruction and promote student achievement in the classroom. Although donations are accepted year-round, the Depot is only open four times a year. The next will be Saturday, April 2, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mike Such (Junk Bee Gone) is a huge booster, Bacon said. When he’s called to clean out a business, he scouts merchandise that might be donated to the Depot. He helped Scott acquire display cases from Hollywood Video. Bacon got office fixtures and a few mannequins when Goody’s corporate headquarters closed; he got tons of stuff when Scripps Networks remodeled. He made a magnificent haul when the UT women’s basketball team gave fans free admission to the Lamar game with a donation to the Depot. “Twenty

What’s hot at the Depot? Red pens, said Scott Bacon.

boxes,” says Bacon. “I liked to never got them carried in!” He gets seasonal items from Kroger stores and has hundreds of plastic binders, ranging from a

half-inch to 3 inches. The Clinton Highway Walmart called in December. Scott picked up 20 boxes filled with folders. He likes rulers and staplers and scissors and pens. He likes electronics and printers and magazines and art supplies. He likes money. Several PTAs, church groups and individuals donate, and he estimated that $2,500 was spent for new merchandise for the most recent event. Bread Box just committed $1,000 for the next opening. “On Friday, we had the largest inventory of red pens in town!” Another great source of merchandise is from folks who outgrow their hobby. “We turn very little down,” he said. Scott takes carpet squares from Broadway Carpet and Knoxville Wholesale Furniture. He takes art supplies and kids books. When Book Warehouse closed, he came away with 30,000 children’s books, purchased for pennies on the dollar. Shelves come from Target or Walmart. Even the school system kicks in outmoded library shelves. “You can’t say enough about (maintenance supervisor) Jim French and his crew,” said Scott. They painted and even knocked out a wall to install a double door. It looks like it came with the building. And about those mannequins. What class used them? Consumer science and art, said Scott. They were brand new. What did they do? We didn’t ask. “We want to churn the inventory; not sit on it.”

New business advocates for elderly It’s difficult to imagine anyone better qualified than Carolyn Pointer Neil to deal with the huge range of issues faced by the elderly and frequently by their children as they try to work their way through the quagmire of choices that must be made by or for seniors. From 2005 to 2009, Neil served first as chief operating officer and later as chief executive officer for Hillcrest Health Care, overseeing three nursing homes and an assisted living facility. Prior to that, she had spent 17 years with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She headed the center’s Home Care Division for 14 of those years and spent the next three helping redesign programs and departments to assure the best care for patients.

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Recently, Neil has started her own business, Elder Advocates, which does just what the name implies – offers advocacy for the elderly on many levels. “This has been a vision of mine for some time,” Pointer says. “I have spent many years seeing families not knowing where to turn in dealing with many kinds of situations with their elderly. It was just obvious that there needed to be some sort of resource to bring some semblance of order to all of that confusion.”

Neil says the goal of Elder Advocates is “to connect folks with the right resources. It may be a financial counselor, an eldercare attorney, a counseling service, a nursing home or assisted living facility, or it may be help in understanding hospital bills and insurance. “Often, children with elderly parents are still working and have their own children and active lives of their own. They’re busy balancing family and business and suddenly there is an aging parent in crisis and they don’t know where to turn for help. Many, many people are faced with this situation. When Elder Advocates gets involved, the stress level goes down and the right decisions can be made for that specific situation.”

It all begins with a home visit by a registered nurse with many years of experience in caring for the elderly. There is no charge for this initial consultation. Based on information from that meeting, a plan of action is developed and recommendations are reviewed with the client. Home health care providers can be recommended or visits to assisted living facilities scheduled, with someone from Elder Advocates going along to make certain the right questions are asked. Additional plans of action can include transportation assistance to the occasional medical, health or diagnostic appointment, providing additional assurance that doctor’s instructions or test results are

the person in their care: the results of those medical visits, for example. Neil says her company also sends e-mails reminding of anniversaries and other meaningful dates, the dates of medical appointments and other important reminders. “It sure can save on the phone calls if there are five brothers or sisters spread out all across the United States,” she notes. Carolyn Pointer Neil “What we do is work on behalf of families and careclearly understood. Another feature of the givers who are not experts in business, which has proven the field of elder care.” to be a real bonus espeIf this sounds like a sercially to out-of-town chil- vice you or your family can dren with elderly parents, use, you can contact Elder is the Family Link, which Advocates at 247-0321 or provides password pro- go to the company website: tected access to an online www.yourelderadvocates. site where Elder Advocates com. uploads information about Contact: annehartsn@aol.com.


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till in her early 20s, Knoxville’s Julie Fincher last year trumped thousands of members in the 200 chapters of eWomen Network nationwide to receive the organization’s “Emerging Leader of the Year” award – and all for a business she started while still in college. The business is Babysitter Express, it is based right here in Knoxville, and it is seeing phenomenal growth and success. The brief description is contained in the company name. Fincher provides babysitters who will come to your home to provide experienced, professional babysitting services.

Julie Fincher, owner of Babysitter Express But in reality, the company offers much more. If you are a corporation or business and are planning a companywide event or retreat, Fincher will set up a “Kid’s Camp” at the

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r. Ketan Hira has been a familiar figure to patients at Park West Hospital for more than seven years. He was a hospitalist there. He has now joined the practice of Medical Associates, part of Summit Medical Group and located just across the street from the hospital. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Hira says he greatly enjoyed his work as a hospitalist, but made the change in order to be able Dr. Ketan S. Hira of Summit to spend more time with Medical Associates his family: wife Sheela, who works in the education department at the Knoxville Zoo, and daughters Annika, who is 7 and attends A. L. Lotts Elementary School, and Maya, who is 5. Dr. Hira’s practice will be with those 15 years old and older. He says that while his previous work often involved administering to very sick people, the new practice will allow him an opportunity to keep people well and out of the hospital. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Info: 9333 Park West Boulevard, www. summitmedical.com or 531-4600.

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f you’re like the vast majority of people, most of the time when you’re having a problem with a spouse, parent, in-law, sibling or child, your tendency is to avoid dealing with it. However, this often makes matters worse. Here’s some good news: there are positive, lifechanging solutions that can reduce the stress, frustration and hurt. There are positive actions you can take – small things that can make a huge difference in improving all Dr. Deanna Brann your relationships for the better, forever. Those are the actions Dr. Deanna Brann, a 30-year practitioner in the mental health field, will be teaching at her seminars starting in January in West Knoxville. The sessions will deal specifically with the sometimes strained relationship between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law. The two groups will attend different sessions so that conversation can flow openly and freely. Dr. Brann says she realized the need for this specific kind of help when problems arose in her relationship with her own daughter-in-law. That situation has been repaired, and the two have been working together on a book Brann is writing about it all for the general public. Interpersonal relationships can be difficult, and often become exacerbated during the holidays. No matter which parties are having issues, Brann explains that “If one person changes their behavior in a group or family, everyone else must change.” The positive results can be dramatic. Registration for the seminars is open now, and you can register on the interactive website. Cost of the seminar is $89. There is a discount for early registration or if you bring a friend. Dr. Brann says you will leave with a copy of her booklet, which will enable you to listen and participate during the event instead of spending your time taking notes. Info: 314-5414, www.drdeannabrann.com or drdeannabrann@drdeannabrann.com

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location of your choice to take care of your employees’ children. Babysitters will provide a number of activities for children under the age of 10. Often on snow days, valuable employees miss work at critical times because children are home from school. Babysitter Express will send a sitter to the home so your employee can be at the office. All employees of Babysitter Express undergo background tests, random drug tests, reference checks and are trained in first aid and CPR. In addition, clients are asked to give performance evaluations. Fincher plans to add lifeguard training to her list of services in the summer. Fincher understands her business well. She started babysitting when she was 14 and still retains some of those clients today. Her most active season for the business? Football time in Tennessee! The Babysitter Express website contains more information about the business and pricing plans, and allows for registration. Info: www.tnbaby sitterexpress.com or 622-3262.

arrie Wagner, a registered certified reflexologist and certified thermographer, has introduced no pain breast screening to the public with thermography services, available in her offices on Sutherland Avenue. The 20-minute thermography procedure is noninvasive, there is no contact of any kind with the body and no radiation is involved. Results are sent to your physician for diagnosis. Full Carrie Wagner of Knoxville Rebody thermograms are also flexology Group Inc. available. Wagner is also hard at work on a new project, a first for Knoxville. Women’s Radical Wellness Weekend, sponsored by Knoxville Reflexology, is scheduled April 29 to May 1 at the Knoxville Marriott. Reservations are now being taken for speakers, vendors and others who wish to participate. Experts will be on hand to discuss financial and physical wellness, yoga, acupuncture, massage, medical screening, chiropractic, skin care, spiritual counseling, art, stretch for health, homeopathy, the importance of giving back and Wagner’s area of expertise: reflexology. Wagner says the benefits of reflexology, which combine metabolic testing with essential oil therapy and other modalities, include relief from stress and tension, improved nerve and blood supply, and enhanced healing in the following systems: cardiovascular, muscular, endocrine, skeletal, digestive, nervous, reproductive, lymphatic and urinary. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays by appointment. Info: 4216 Sutherland Ave. or 588-1911.

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David Hales headlines Rotary Jam Rotary Jam, the major to produce his third album fundraiser of the Rotary sometime within the next Club of West Knoxville, is year. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Bijou Theatre. Three musi- Duncan discusses cal groups will entertain. All work of Trustee have ties to Rotary. Knox County Trustee John David Hales plays as a Duncan III told the Rotary solo acoustic artist as well as Club that more than $760 with several of the remillion flows through gion’s best bands. He his office annually. He is known as a versatile, has made several staff charismatic vocalist and changes, trying to resongwriter. form the office and put He followed up his into place people he debut album, “Turned,” can absolutely trust. with a stellar line-up of In introducing Dun- David Hales songs on the EP “On can, Dick Hinton said My Own.” The album just as Hyannis Port is a blend of Modern has the Kennedys and Rock, Blues, Funk er Texas has the Bushp p and even includes Sho Pot es, Knoxville has the S a heartfelt ballad, Duncans. played beautifully on John’s grandfather piano by Joel Fairstein. served as Knoxville’s mayor David co-formed The Su- and represented the 2nd Disper Dave 5 in 2008 with Da- trict in Congress for 12 years. vid Akers which has become John’s dad, Jimmy, was a one of the best cover bands Criminal Court judge and in the Southeast. now serves in Congress. Plans are already in place John was elected in 2010.

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He graduated from UT with a political science major and worked for Bank East. He says the Trustee is the county’s banker and is responsible for all investments. He also sends out tax bills and collects taxes. Duncan praised County Mayor Tim Burchett for making “changes for the better,” such as banning severance payments and replacing travel allowances with a flat rate mileage system.

Meet the members Gary Johnson joined the club in 2009 after moving here from Bolivar, Tenn. He serves on the board overseeing the New Generations initiatives. Gary and his wife, Linda, live in West Knoxville. Gary is a mentor for Youth Villages, and since 2009, he has led development efforts for the agency in East Ten-

John Duncan at Rotary nessee. He has served as an examiner for the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence. He served in the U.S. Army and was a partner in an ERA real estate franchise in Waterloo, Iowa. He later Johnson headed the Midwest Region for American Home Shield, a division of ServiceMaster. In 2004, he started Gap Solutions, a business development company. He enjoyed working as a leadership coach

and helping develop more productive work teams. Ben McMurry IV is the great-grandson of Ben F. McMurry Sr. of Barber & McMurry Architects. His dad, Ben III, is a computer systems analyst in ORNL’s environmental sciences division; his mother, Martha Dilworth McMurry, is McMurry a CPA and partner at McMurry & Company where Ben also works. Ben was an Eagle Scout and graduated from West High School and Emory University in Atlanta, with a double major in music and accounting. He later took enough graduate courses at UT to sit for the CPA exam. He’s entering his 10th tax season and specializes in QuickBooks software and business tax preparation. He also provides IRS and state audit examination support. He and his wife, Karly, have a daughter, Ella Kate, 19 months, and are expecting a son, Ben V, soon. Karly is a graduate of Maryville College with a master’s of social work from UT. She is program manager for Parent Place, an agency of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee.


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Freedom from smoking By Anne Hart

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n a mind-boggling but nonetheless true statistic, the American Lung Association (ALA) tells us that a one-pack-a-day-smoker reaches for a cigarette 73,000 times a year. Here is how it works: 20 cigarettes in a pack and 10 puffs per cigarette, equals 200 puffs a day. Multiply that by 365 days in a year, and you get 73,000 of those hand movements from the ashtray to the mouth and back to the ashtray – over and over and over again. Multiply that number for the two-pack-a-day smoker, and you get 146,000 of those motions a year. The experts at the Wellness Center at Dowell Springs understand that smoking is a habit that is hard to break for lots of reasons. One of them is that anything done 73,000 times

Classes six and seven are designed to provide additional reinforcement, address specific areas in which those in the class may be struggling and plan for a lifetime free of smoking. “We know this is not an easy, breezy kind of thing,” Simcox says. “We will teach each person Kristi Simcox in the class new Simcox is an expert in the course behaviors that and believes it offers those want- will work for their specific situation. ing to stop smoking all the tools If they stop and they need to be successful. then relapse, they It is a seven week class, meetwill have the tools to ing on Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 get back on track and p.m. There are actually eight stay quit.” classes during the seven week Class eight is a celebraperiod, because week four is the tion of four smoke-free weeks “quit week,” when extra encouragement will be needed. The class for participants, with additional will meet two nights that week so help and encouragement given by the facilitator. The Freedom from Smoking class was developed by the ALA, which created the materials used by participants. The program has been offered nationwide since 1981, and Simcox says that during the 30 year period the ALA has continued to refine and perfect it. “It is medically sound and evidence based,” she says. “They have that participants can exchange information and provide support gotten feedback from participants and facilitators, have paid attention to each other and get additional to what has and has not worked, guidance from the facilitator. and have adjusted the program and The first three classes are the materials accordingly.” preparation phase, during which participants are taught stress relievers and relaxation techniques. They are given a CD which instructs in breathing techniques and exercises that aid in relaxation, and a workbook that helps identify triggers and find ways to address them.

In an effort to help smokers kick the habit, while understanding the triggers that encourage it, the Center will start its first Freedom from Smoking class of the year on Tuesday, March 1, with Kristi Simcox as facilitator. a year or more is automatic – it has become a part of life in a deeply-ingrained way. It is virtually an unconscious motion for the smoker. There is no thought involved in anything done that many times. In an effort to help smokers kick the habit, while understanding the triggers that encourage it, the Center will start its first Freedom from Smoking class of the year on Tuesday, March 1, with Kristi Simcox as facilitator.

Statistics indicate that the average smoker who quits for good has tried six or seven times before realizing permanent success. Simcox says the Freedom from Smoking program at the Wellness Center takes that into account, and she believes it offers the best available tools for success. “One of the first steps is to identify the triggers. Do you smoke when you are in a certain mood – excited, anxious or upset? Or are there environmental cues or automatic cues that make you reach for a cigarette?” Once smok-

ers understand what triggers the habit, it becomes easier to control those triggers. “Some people don’t want to quit because they are afraid they are going to gain weight. This is the sort of thing that enters our mind that steers us away from wanting to stop. So in the class we deal with ways to keep from gaining weight when you stop smoking. We talk about relearning many different kinds of behavior to achieve success.” While the program does not include the many medications available on the market today that promise help to those trying to stop smoking, Simcox says that is definitely an option for those taking the class after discussion with their physician. Only smokers may attend the classes, but material will also be provided for family members and others to use to understand what the smoker is experiencing which trying to stop smoking and to aid in that effort. To register for the classes, contact the Wellness Center at 232-1414. You do not have to be a member of the center to take the class. Cost is $150 per person.

PROGRAMS AND OFFERINGS Arms and Abs – Designed for quick, convenient 30-minute group sessions, our Arms and Abs class helps you gain strength using your own body weight, dumbbells, resistance bands, BOSU balls and more. Pilates – Improve your balance and core strength with our Pilates class. Yoga – Learn essential yoga basics and experience the wellness benefits of poses, bends and relaxation in our one-hour group sessions. Pilates/Yoga Combo – Our one-hour Pilates/ Yoga Combo group fitness class utilizes specially selected pilates and yoga exercises to increase your muscle strength, endurance and overall flexibility. Pump – Ideal for everyone from beginners to experienced exercisers, our Pump class targets every major muscle group. With minimal down time between exercises, you’ll get the most out of using the body bar, dumbbells, BOSU, step bench and more. Spin – Ready to challenge yourself by starting your own spinning regimen? Spin is an entrylevel spinning class lasting 45-60 minutes, perfect for beginners. Cycle In, Yoga Out – An ideal fit for both beginners and veteran spinners, this is your chance to change up typical spin class routines by starting with 45 minutes on the bike and ending with 15 minutes of standing yoga – all in our 60-minute group classes. Kid Fit – Don’t let busy schedules get in the way of your exercise regimen. Fit in your own workout while your kids enjoy a fitness class designed just for them. This one-hour group fitness class for ages 6-12 is focused

on making physical activity fun for kids – and giving you a break from supervising. Power Hour – Push yourself in our one-hour Power Hour class with 30 minutes of hardcore cycling hills, sprints and races, immediately followed by 30 minutes of intense leg and ab work. Functional Fitness – Class involves a variety of exercise, including but not limited to: cardiovascular, balance and strength. Appropriate for seniors or individuals who desire fitness gains with little impact on the joints. Sunrise Yoga – Refresh yourself by starting the day with our one-hour Sunrise Yoga class. Mostly held indoors, Sunrise Yoga may be occasionally moved outdoors to take advantage of the fresh morning air when weather permits. SmartFit by Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic – In collaboration with our expert partners at Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, SmartFit classes aim to minimize the risk of future injury for young athletes ages 8-18. These one-hour expert-led sessions focus on proper technique and muscle imbalances. Each athlete will receive a Functional Movement Screening after joining to identify individual risks, then basic movement patterns are used to modify behavior. Challenge U – Challenge yourself to go beyond your comfort zone with Challenge U. The strength and conditioning staff at The Wellness Center have developed circuit-based classes as part of Challenge U using the technique of muscle confusion to achieve maximum results. Participants

should attend three days per week for best results, complementing an existing workout or cardio-training. You can even join one or more classes for one low fee per month. Core and More – In Core and More, you’ll utilize resistance band training, dumbbells and body weight resistance in 60-minute circuit sessions for a total body workout with a special focus on the core. Xpress Fitness – Ideal for working individuals and travelers, our convenient morning Xpress class fits a total-body workout into only 45 minutes. Work It Circuit – Designed for females only, you can feel comfortable in this 60-minute totalbody workout created just for you. Healthy Eating Series – It’s all about food! Classes are designed to provide you a hands-on, food-based learning experience to bring comfort to your kitchen. Each month will highlight a new topic to help YOU find success with nutrition. Eating with Diabetes Made Simple – This 90-minute group class is specially designed for those with diabetes, and focuses on reading food labels, meal planning and eating away from home or on the go. Grocery Store Tours – Get out of the classroom setting and take a closer look at how to properly read food labels and recognize healthier choices right on the grocery store shelf! You’ll discover there are a lot of choices available that pack as much flavor as nutritional value. Kids in the Kitchen (Healthy Cooking) – When the kids get involved in preparing nutritious meals, eating right becomes something the

whole family looks forward to. Our Kids in the Kitchen classes help families make time for healthy cooking and eating, even in the midst of busy schedules. Weight Management: Getting to the Basics – In this six-week group program, you’ll meet 60 minutes per week to learn about identifying the barriers to successful longterm weight loss, plus effective strategies to overcome those barriers. Cardio Fit – One-hour beginner-level class with cardiovascular focus. Class participants will be instructed and supervised in use of cardio equipment on the gym floor. Train Well – Four-week series to provide basic and general information regarding equipment use and safety. One session will focus on exercise guidelines, goal setting and planning a workout. Fit 4 Baby – A prenatal fitness program created to safely and effectively teach women to exercise throughout their pregnancy. Stroller Strides is offering this program for women in any stage of pregnancy. Classes include warm-up, strength training, cardio, stretching and balance exercises. A free trial class will be held on Thursday, February 10, at 6 p.m. and Session 1 will begin on February 15. Hearing Healthcare Clinics – Bridgewater Speech and Hearing will facilitate seminars focused on communication strategies to assist with hearing related challenges. The series of hearing seminars is free and will be held the first and third Thursdays of the month at 10 a.m. Bridgewater will offer free hearing screenings, hearing aid cleanings and checks the third Thursday of each month.


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