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February 24, 2014

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Dem women prepare to party The oldest Democratic women’s club in America is throwing itself a party. The Knox County Democratic Women’s Club, established March 28, 1928, will celebrate its 85th anniversary year 6:30 Saturday, March 8, at the Southern Depot, in conjunction with Women’s History Month. The public is invited and descendants of charter members will be there. There will be music, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. It’s not a costume party, but period attire will be welcome.

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The John D. Tickle Engineering Building at the University of Tennessee, dedicated in October, is located within yards of the site of William Blount’s cabin. Photo by Wendy Smith

By Wendy Smith The University of Tennessee’s $23.1 million, five-story, 110,000-square-foot John D. Tickle Engineering Building offers state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms and office space for the departments of civil, environmental, industrial and systems engineering. The modern structure, built with an eye to the future, is in sharp contrast with its predecessors. When construction on the site across Neyland Drive from the UT Boathouse began in 2009, each layer of dirt pulled back revealed the site’s history, says Duane Grieve. His firm, Grieve Associates Architects, designed the building. He is also Knoxville’s 2nd district City Council representative.

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Residents ask fate of West Hills tree The possible fate of the West Hills Park Christmas tree provoked passionate debate at last week’s meeting of the West Hills Community Association. The cedar tree is within feet of Winston Road and is encroaching on power lines.

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William Blount’s cabin is visible in this 1886 bird’s-eye drawing of the city of Knoxville. The Blount cabin is northwest of the steamboat to the left of the bridge at the bottom. Photo submitted tary of War Henry Knox. Terry Faulkner says that Blount lived in a cabin located within yards of the Tickle Building while his permanent home, Blount Mansion, was under construction. His wife, Mary, didn’t want to move to the area until the fine house was completed, but the governor made do with what was likely a singlepen, or one-room, log cabin. During the 50th anniversary of the founding of Knoxville in 1842, East Tennessee College President Thomas William Humes noted that Cherokee leaders John Watts

and Double Head camped near Blount’s cabin on a “knoll between the hill on which East Tennessee University now is and the river” during the signing of the Treaty of the Holston in 1791. Blount likely purchased the cabin, which would have been one of the oldest homes in the area, Terry says. He was a charter trustee of Blount College, now UT, in 1794. He survived a conspiracy charge to be elected to the senate in 1798. He died two years later, To page A-3

Clowning around on Sutherland Ave. By Wendy Smith

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Footings for the 1982 World’s Fair Ferris wheel were discovered, as well as an old railroad bed and the former location of Second Creek. The findings were discussed with local historians Terry and Charlie Faulkner, who discovered another former tenant –William Blount, Governor of the Territory South of the River Ohio. “We didn’t realize all that had occurred at the site,” Grieve says. Blount, who was raised in North Carolina, served in the Continental Congress and was a reluctant signor of the Constitution. After being named territorial governor by George Washington, he moved to Rocky Mount in Piney Flats, Tenn., before choosing James White’s Fort as the permanent capital of the territory. He named the new city Knoxville after Secre-

In the 1930s and 1940s, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus set up the bigtop on Sutherland Avenue at the current site of the National Guard Armory, according to David Williams of the Pond Gap Neighborhood Association. The circus arrived at the Southern Depot, and animals, equipment and performers made their way to the site via Sutherland Avenue, he says. A banner commemorating those days was hung last week, the day before the modern-day Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performed seven shows at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. Circus clown Andrew Hicks, 23, made an appearance in honor of the new banner, which was paid for by an anonymous Pond Gap

Neighborhood Association member and installed by Knox County Commissioner Jeff Ownby. Hicks hails from Raleigh, N.C. It was his childhood dream to join the circus, so he signed up upon graduation from high school. He was pleased to visit the former bigtop site because he loves circus history. The first combined performance of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was in 1919. The result, according to the company website, was a show that required 100 double-length railroad cars and 1,200 employees. “The bigtop was so big you just about couldn’t see from one end to the other,” says Hicks. Now, there are three touring To page A-3

Opting out: Parent says K-2 testing harms daughter By Betty Bean Jennifer

Nagel’s 7-year-old daughter spent her snow days reading a book. That might not sound like a big deal, but to Nagel, it’s almost miraculous because reading has been an ordeal for her Jennifer Nagel daughter, who has an undiagnosed learning disability. Nagel says her daughter’s teacher has been very helpful, but the school system has

not. So she started looking for solutions on her own. Almost by accident, she found a critically acclaimed series of books co-written by actor Henry Winkler and the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity for and about dyslexic kids – who knew the Fonz has a master’s degree from Yale, and dyslexia? As of last week, Nagel’s daughter is halfway through a book about a resourceful dyslexic boy named Hank Zipzer, printed with To page A-3

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Andrew Hicks of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus poses with a banner that commemorates a former bigtop site on Sutherland Avenue. Photo by Wendy Smith

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Christmas tree, empty buildings concern WHCA Trees, traffic and encroachment are all favorite topics of the West Hills Community Association (WHCA), and all three came up at last week’s meeting. The possible fate of the West Hills Park Christmas tree provoked passionate debate. The cedar tree is within feet of Winston Road and is encroaching on Williams power lines. WHCA president Ashley Williams reported on a conversation with the city’s arborist, Kasey Krouse, who says the tree will die if pruned and needs to come down within the next year or two. Several neighbors protested that the tree is healthy and slow-growing, but Williams acknowledged that it blocks the view of those exiting the West Side Family YMCA. “It’s a big, beautiful tree. But I have experience pulling out, and it is difficult to see.” Williams said the city would plant and maintain a new tree if WHCA provided one. The developer has promised that new townhomes being built on the Chadwick

Gov slept here on the back porch of Blount Mansion, and is buried in the First Presbyterian Church cemetery. The site is one of the things Grieve likes best about the Tickle Building. Each of the 63 faculty and graduate student offices has river views. He’s also proud of the building’s atrium,

Opting out: a special font designed for dyslexics, who frequently have problems with letters that seem to float around the page. Nagel says her daughter has finally found joy in reading, no thanks to Knox County Schools. Knox County Schools Director of Student Support Services Melissa Massie said she cannot comment on Nagel’s daughter’s situation and is not familiar with the Winkler books. “But we have a number of interventions that look at multi-sensory approaches (for learning disabilities),” Massie said. Back in December, Nagel, who is PTA president at Amherst Elementary School, fought back tears as she stood at the lectern and told the school board how her youngest daughter is being affected by the 17 district-mandated tests she has to take during the school year. Once a happy

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Tennessee Aquatics swimmers Walker Higgins, Bryar Long, Will Arthur and Hayden Burns broke the 15-16 year old boys 800 free relay national record, the 400 medley relay Southeastern record and the 400 free relay Southeastern record at the recent Big Orange Bash at the University of Tennessee’s Allan Jones Aquatic Center. Their coaches are Marshall Goldman, left, and Larry Hough, second from right. Long and Burns attend Bearden High School. Arthur attends Hardin Valley Academy. Higgins is homeschooled. Photo submitted just west of Panera Bread in Mercedes Place. ■

OMG – it’s the OYP

If the subject of zoning makes your head spin, you’ll be glad you skipped the One Year Plan (OYP) update for the West and Northwest Sectors. The OYP provides the basis for the zoning of properties within city limits, and the MPC and Knoxville City Council use it to evaluate zoning requests. MPC staffer Mike Brusseau reported on amendments to the OYP over the past 12 months. One, which was decided at last week’s City Council meeting, was denial of a request to change zoning from Low Density Residential (LDR) to Medium Density Residential (MDR) on the southeast side of Deane Hill Drive. LDR limits density to less

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than six units per acre. MPC staff recommended LDR, since there was no precedent for medium density development in the area, in spite of the huge, towering apartment buildings that make it hard to see the sky on the northwest side of Deane Hill. If that’s not confusing enough, the request to change the southwest corner of Northshore Town Center from Mixed Uses to MDR got referred back to MPC for consideration of HDR (High Density Residential). If you can understand that, you’ve got a higher IQ than your typical Ph.D. I just hope Mike understands it.

to not send their children to school,” Towns said. “For every child that is in attendance, those are included as part of those assessments.” In a Feb. 17 email exchange with another parent who is considering opting her children out of the highstakes tests, Supervisor of Testing Laurie Driver appeared to hint that skipping school could be a way out of taking the tests. “Although the SAT 10 is an optional state assessment, it is a required assessment in the Knox County Schools. Like TCAP and End of Course assessments, all students are expected to participate. The only students who are ex-

empt from required testing are those who are not present to take the assessment,” Driver said. Meanwhile, Nagel says there’s one more option – a private evaluation, which comes with two significant problems: expense and uncertainty about the response she’d get from KCS. “My friend paid $350 to get an evaluation privately,” Nagel said. “It confirmed dyslexia. I was told I could do the same thing, but it doesn’t guarantee they’d recognize the findings. That’s when I gave up and said this is ridiculous.” She says she’s thinking about spending the money on a lawyer.

From page A-1 which houses a two-story water tank. A walkway connects the building to campus. The bridge uses fiberglass-reinforced I-beams manufactured by Strongwell, the company owned by John Tickle, who graduated from UT in 1965 with a degree in industrial engineering.

From page A-1 child, she’s now anxious and overwhelmed by her struggles with a yet-undiagnosed reading disorder, Nagel said. “She hates school because she thinks she is stupid,” Nagel said, calling the K-2 Assessment (formerly known as SAT 10) “a test that is set up for her to fail.” She expressed frustration at what she sees as the school system’s inflexibility, and because of the difficulties her child had as a 1stgrader, Nagel says she will not subject her to the K-2 Assessment again this year. “My daughter has been struggling since kindergarten, saying there’s something wrong. She couldn’t get phonics, and that’s all they taught. I kept saying she needs more help, but they

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circus troupes. Two travel by bus, and one travels by truck. For three years, Hicks lived on a circus train. Each train is over a mile long, and 40 cars house circus employees. Most animals are transported by truck, he says, but elephants

are better suited for the train, which has a smoother ride and temperature control. He now travels by truck, which has its advantages. “The view from the train is so beautiful, but hotels are really nice.”

just didn’t get to her. Up until six months ago, I thought the school system was doing the best they could for her. But I kept saying she needs more help, and they didn’t respond. Nearly one in five children has some form of dyslexia. That’s roughly four kids in every class.” Massie said KCS is vigilant about paying attention to young students who don’t make sufficient progress. “When we identify those students, we will begin intervention as early as kindergarten,” she said. “We may not have a label on it as formal as dyslexia, but we have identified it.” Meanwhile, Nagel said her daughter can’t sleep the night before the test, and cries and doesn’t want to go to school the next morning. “She yells about little things and gets very stressed.

She worries that she’ll get her teacher in trouble if she messes up,” Nagel said. Although the K-2 Assessment is not required by the state, KCS officials have told Nagel and other parents that they cannot opt their children out. Nagel says she has been given an unacceptable alternative: “I refuse to let her take the SAT 10 test, so I have to keep my healthy daughter home, just so she won’t have to take a test that will be harmful to her.” KCS Accountability Officer Nakia Towns said that no one representing KCS tells parents to keep their children at home on test day. “We don’t advise people

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government UT Athletic Board goes silent The UT Athletic Board is meeting behind closed doors after years of being open. The News Sentinel has gone to great lengths to criticize this change.

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It is apparent that the university went to great lengths to ensure nothing comes out of the meeting that suggests remotely what is happening. No minutes are taken, and no reports are written. Clearly, they have had legal advice on how to avoid disclosure. It leads to the inescapable conclusion that there must be some heavy discussion going on inside the meeting room for UT to take the media hit for closed sessions with these instructions to board members and staff on how to stiff the media. This may have been done without Gov. Bill Haslam’s knowledge or approval. However, he is chair of the board, and a simple word from him to Chancellor Cheek would end this. The board itself, which operates in public, could end it. We should all remember that the UT board must meet in public to choose a UT president. Why should the Athletic Board be different? UT would not be going to so much trouble to keep it all quiet if there was not something worth hiding. The Athletic Board operated well for many years in public. Why the sudden need to go silent? ■ UT President Joseph DePietro is expected to appoint an internal committee to review the status of the historic Eugenia Williams house on Lyons View Pike. This house was acquired several presidents ago and has languished and deteriorated. The committee will look at the basic question of what to do with the Staub-designed house and where UT goes from here. One hopes a sensible use can be found. This needs to be resolved since UT has only been embarrassed by it to date while this historic home simply falls down in front of us. ■ Don’t hold your breath, but TVA might consider opening its committee meetings to the public. That is where all its

real work occurs. Recently the regional advisory committee that TVA named listed open committee meetings as one of its recommendations to the full board (now short one member). TVA has discussed this in the past but opted to keep them closed every time. Current board chair Bill Sansom has opposed going open. Given that it is TVA’s own advisory group that has pushed this, TVA will have to respond in some way. It cannot be dismissed. Within the group, the effort to highlight this was led by Anne Davis, head of the Tennessee Office of the Southern Environmental Law Institute and wife of Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, and Steve Smith of the Clean Energy group here in Knoxville. Supporting them was Gov. Haslam’s appointee on the group, Susan Richardson Williams. She is a former TVA board member who unsuccessfully supported open meetings along with former TVA chair Mike Duncan when she served on the board. ■ Almost five years ago in 2009, Knoxvillian Troy Whiteside, who has been active in local politics, was accused of murder. The trial still has not been held. Knox County District Attorney General Randy Nichols recused himself early in the process, and it was transferred to DA Berkeley Bell of Greeneville. One of his assistants is actually handling the case. It is now scheduled for trial on April 21 with Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz (who is retiring Sept. 1) to hear it. It is a first-degree murder case with prominent attorney Greg Isaacs representing Whiteside. The DA expects it to go to trial. The judicial system has worked very slowly in this case.

Correction Mayor Rogero will not present two budgets to City Council as previously stated in this column, but she has asked department heads to present two budgets to her prior to her single budget going to council on April 24. One will have 6 percent cuts in her internal budget hearings, which are open to the public. The 6 percent cuts are usually designed to alarm citizens into supporting a tax increase.

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Solutions in search of problems “Well, we didn’t give you much to work with today,” Tony Norman said after County Commission’s work session last week. I just grinned. The meeting was, well, weird. Discussion over R. Larry Smith’s resolution affirming commission’s support of the End of Forced Annexation in Tennessee Act was downright contentious. Andy Andrew, who has been fighting annexation nearly as long as I’ve been alive, evoked everything from rugged individualism to the Bill of Rights. “This is an opportunity to solve a problem that has bothered Knox County as long as I’ve been here,” he said. Amy Broyles said this resolution is “a solution in search of a problem.” (I looked around for Stacey Campfield. But I digress.) Broyles said the city of Knoxville is not allowed to annex outside the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB), and those who live within it know annexation can happen. Smith called Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones, who was trying to get the heck out of Dodge (long day – his department lost the beloved Roger Wilson last week), to the lectern. Jones agreed that finger annexation has caused a problem over lawenforcement jurisdiction. “We’ve already had this conversation,” Sam McKenzie said, adding that the

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process is working. “That’s because there’s been a moratorium on annexation,” Smith said. “There’s not been a moratorium,” McKenzie said. “That ended in 2008. This is 2014. This was an issue with one city mayor a long time ago.” (Paging Victor Ashe.) “We know what our culture is in Knox County. We’re pro-property rights. I’m voting against this because I think we’re already doing this.” Dave Wright hit his light. “Well, if there’s no problem, Commissioner McKenzie, if it’s moot, then it would be OK for the state to pass it.” Wright is upset about finger annexation on Millertown Pike. “There’s an excellent development at the end of Millertown Pike, but it’s still just a (small) road leading up to it. The suggestion that we had the conversation in 2001 … doesn’t mean we can’t have another discussion before it becomes a problem in search of an answer.” (I looked around for Stacey Campfield. But I digress.) “If we want to change

this, let it be homegrown,” McKenzie said. “I don’t want the state telling us what to do.” (The Republican in me smiled.) “All we are doing, commissioners, is letting Nashville know where we stand,” Smith said. “I bet less than 3 percent of homeowners know if they live in the (UGB).” Broyles is sponsoring amendments to ordinances ensuring that county employees are protected when speaking out against employers without risk of termination. She cites both teachers who have spoken up recently and county employees who want to campaign for someone other than their bosses. “I’m going to use Commissioner Broyles’ earlier words against her. This is a solution waiting on a problem,” McKenzie said. (I looked around for Stacey Campfield. But I digress.) Rick Briggs said free speech in this case needs limits. “Tennessee is an atwork employer state,” he said, adding that he wouldn’t be in favor of something that would protect an employee who spoke maliciously, giving the county no resource to stop it. Broyles said the amendments would include all departments and elected offices and would not protect slander and libel. Chief deputy law director David Buuck said the only process in place now is a lengthy, costly battle in

federal court. “This brings it to the local level,” Broyles said. “And the mayor (Tim Burchett) said he is for this, so I don’t want you to miss an opportunity to vote for something that he and I are both in favor of …” (Maniacal laughter.) “Retribution occurs,” Norman said, referring to teachers. “There are a variety of ways to do that. This might help the teachers and their position.” McKenzie mused and changed his position, saying he felt more comfortable that the county wouldn’t have to defend slander or libel. Briggs was the lone “no” vote. Finally, Barry Hawkins, who is running for Knox County trustee, took exception to Wright adding a discussion item based on a News Sentinel report about his allegedly getting $3,000 that he allegedly wasn’t owed as a former county employee, adding it is a political tactic timed to help his opponent. Wright said his feelings were hurt at such a charge, “but I’m a sitting commissioner and I have no feelings.” I have to disagree with you, Tony, my friend. Y’all gave me plenty with which to work. For that, I thank you. Commission will hold its regular meeting at 1:45 p.m. today (Monday, Feb. 24) in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building. “Pull Up A Chair” with Jake Mabe at jake mabe.blogspot.com

Dem women prepare to party The oldest Democratic founder Lucy Graham Crowomen’s club in America is zier’s sister Lizzie Crozier French stands on Market throwing itself a party. Square, commemorating the feminists who worked for women’s suffrage. Betty The Croziers, both eduBean cators, were smart, fearless and deeply involved in the political fight that The Knox County Demo- made Tennessee the crucratic Women’s Club, estab- cial 36th state to ratify the lished March 28, 1928, will 19th Amendment, which celebrate its 85th anniver- gave women the right to sary 6:30 Saturday, March vote in 1920. They had three other sis8, at the Southern Depot, in conjunction with Women’s ters, Mary, Anna and CorHistory Month. The public nelia, all described in Coris invited and descendants nelia’s obituary as “women of charter members will be of dominance and individthere. There will be music, uality.” The Crozier home, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a said to house the finest cash bar. It’s not a costume private library in the area, party, but period attire will stood on the corner of Gay Street and Clinch Avenue be welcome. Club president Kathy now occupied by the former Manning says the event Farragut Hotel. Lucy was will be more of a celebra- born there in 1856. Her fation of the historical con- ther, attorney John Hervey tributions of Knoxville Crozier, a two-term memwomen than a political ber of Congress, sided with event. Tickets are $40. the Confederacy during the A bronze statue of club Civil War and retired from

politics soon thereafter. Kathy Manning’s grandmother Mary Vance Manning and great-aunt Ann Manning were founding members of the Democratic Women’s Club. She found Lucy Crozier’s obituaries, dated Nov. 30, 1930. One praises her “unquenchable spirit and great heart.” Another begins like this: “A brave and earnest soul passes in the death of Lucy Graham Crozier. An extremist she was, of course. But she was always sincere and often brilliant.” Kathy Manning never knew her grandmother, but her aunt spent her last years living with her, and Manning says she wishes she’d asked more questions. Since the club’s purpose was to educate women as new voters and encourage them to become involved in politics, and it was chartered the year that Democrat Al Smith, the first Catholic to run for president, took on Republican Herbert Hoover,

Manning believes her Catholic grandmother and aunt were probably involved in that campaign. She wishes she knew more about them. “My aunt was a World War II veteran and served with the Army Nurse Corps. Later, she was a public-health nurse for the city of Knoxville. I’ve since realized, ‘Gee, I should have asked her all those questions.’ Having the oldest club in the country is something we can all take pride in.” Knox County Democratic Women’s Club charter members: Lucy Crozier, Mary Crozier, Mrs. J.C. Guinn, Mrs. Frank Haur, Mrs. Sarah Henry Hood, Mrs. J.B. Shinliver, Miss Emma Pate, Mrs. Joe McMillan, Mrs. E.T. Beach, Miss May Leland (Marshall), Mrs. Sam Heiskell, Mrs. J.C. Renfro, Mrs. Herman Schenk Jr., Mrs. Ida Reynolds Lonas, Mrs. Bannister Wilkes, Mrs. J.J. Manning and Miss Ann Manning.

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Excitement is upon us: spring sports! No doubt you are delighted, perhaps even bubbling over, with the coming of spring sports at the University of Tennessee. What, you hadn’t even thought of Volunteer track, baseball, tennis or golf? These are the fun and games funded by football and donations. Please mark your calendar. Enjoy. I didn’t throw softball into that group. It is a big winner and often draws a crowd. Ellen Renfroe is really good. Baseball, we are told, will be better this year, weather permitting. Dave Serrano, baseball coach ($450,000 salary), is not promising championships just yet, but he does foresee significant improvement. That was the plan all along for year three. It appears he has recruited well. He expects the rewards of growth and development. He thinks he has much better pitching. He believes the Vols will become relevant in the SEC.

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That is very good news, a giant jump if it happens. The team was 8-20 last season, last in the Eastern Division, totally irrelevant. From mid-April until the bitter end, Serrano’s Vols won three league games. Other highlights were two rainouts. Pitching, you ask? Andrew Lee is thought to be recovered from Tommy John surgery. Kyle Serrano, the coach’s son, chose college over the Colorado Rockies. Bless him. First baseman Scott Price can hit. “Probably the best hitter in the SEC,” says the coach. Third baseman Will Maddox takes the game very seriously. Tough guy.

Dirt on uniform. The oldfashioned description was “hard-nosed.” Pro scouts will probably make notes about sophomore shortstop A.J. Simcox. Team characteristics? Better defense, lots more scoring punch. Coach says he can now compare talent with rivals without feeling handicapped. If there are positive developments in track, they remain hidden. Old Vols send emails, trying to convince me that a coaching change is necessary. I have reserved comment. Athletic director Dave Hart is on his own in this case. He gets paid most of a million to make such weighty decisions. Tennis is not really a spring sport. It goes on 10 months a year. For me, it is more fun on a balmy April afternoon. The Vols are nationally ranked. They have strong leadership with teaching skills. Sam Winterbotham was 2013 national coach of

County auditor hits the ground running You’d expect an internal auditor to run a lean, mean operation, and new county auditor Andrea Williams is no exception. Her office has a staff of three – herself, another auditor and an administrative assistant who does everything from some audit work to checking grammar. Williams, who came to Knox County from TVA, started work Dec. 16. She said the timing was perfect, with the laid-back holiday season allowing her to work her way through a massive amount of reading material. She’s now working on a risk assessment for fiscal

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year 2015. “We’re looking at which areas add the most value,” Williams said, “so we can evaluate not just the financial risk, but the reputational risk and public safety. We should be finished around June.” Her office also performs

some request work, if the county Audit Committee or County Commission requests an audit, or performs reviews on the back end of an external audit. All of her work has to be approved by the Audit Committee. In January, County Commission requested a procedural review of the criminal-justice system. “That includes everything, from the time a person enters the system to the time they complete it. It involves multiple players and processes,” she said, not just the office of embattled Criminal Court Clerk Joy

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Showing the love Sisters Ellen Turner (left) and Helen Ashe are fascinated with Mayor Tim Burchett’s selfie, a photo taken on his smartphone and transmitted instantly to friends of The Love Kitchen. Burchett and Doug Bataille, senior director of parks and recreation, presented the sisters with $3,400 and several barrels of canned food on Feb. 19. The donations were collected in December at the county-sponsored Holiday Festival of Lights at Concord Park. Photo by S. Clark

rector. Williams says the consensus was that she use her discretion on when to be present. Other goals for her first year include getting the dayto-day operations of running her office in order and making sure every county department knows she has an open-door policy. “We want to maintain our independence, but that doesn’t mean we’re isolated. We’re all on the same team, working for the people of Knox County.” Williams was born in Michigan and lived all over the Southeast as a child. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in accounting with a concentration in taxa-

tion from UT. Her first job was working in the Inspector General’s office and the compliance office at TVA. She says the best part of her job is getting to solve problems. “You get the bigger picture, not just the transactional details. And you can provide information that can improve something. I like learning. Every audit is a new experience.” And that also means pointing out both the good and the bad. “When you’re an auditor, people don’t always want to see you. But I haven’t gotten that feeling here. We want to point out both ways the county can improve and the things they are doing well.”

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hiatal hernia. It successfully resolves symptoms in more than 80% of people. “I was nervous about surgery, but Dr. Harrell is a wonderful person and has done surgery on several Jamie Wood, pictured members of during ZUMBA class, is our family, so active and feeling great I knew I was in following surgery for good hands,” severe GERD. says Wood. Wood, who underwent the surgery in December, was vigilant about being a perfect patient. “The biggest thing is following the doctor’s instructions after surgery and only eating liquids and soft foods for several weeks. It’s hard, but you can do it, and it’s worth it.” After healing for several weeks, Wood is thrilled with the result. “I’m off the medicines, I feel fortunate – the surgery was wonderful for me.” Wood hopes others with severe GERD will also learn about their surgical options. “I tell people it’s a “nobrainer.” If you’ve dealt with these symptoms, it’s a life changing surgery. There is help – you don’t have to suffer.”

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The dreary days of February – or the frequently heard complaints about them – traditionally make this time of year a letdown from the gaiety of the previous holiday season. Well, there’s nothing like a road trip to buoy the spirits. East Tennesseans are lucky to have diverse and affordable options nearby. Parks – from the Smokies to Big South Fork to Concord Park right here in town – offer hiking on much-lesscrowded-than-in-springtime trails. If you’re in a more urban frame of mind, Nashville and Atlanta are within a few hours’ drive. This past weekend I was in the mood for a treasure hunt. So I grabbed my best girlfriend and headed for Asheville. There’s nothing more fun for us than picking through antique malls and secondhand stores. Knoxville has some fine ones – Dutch Valley Antique Mall is one of our favorites, and we’re big fans of KARM and Goodwill. But for a change of pace and some beautiful scenery, you can’t beat Asheville. Swannanoa River Road boasts several large collectives. We saw some exceptional mid-century furniture at The Local. The price tags weren’t slight, but this was quality stuff in beautiful condition. Owners Chad and Morgan Baker travel a lot and say of their extraordinary inventory, “we really work for it!” Other stores in the same location are Oddfellows, Nostalgique and Bryant Antiques. Right next door, we found the Tobacco Barn. Its 70,000 square feet of space is crammed with booths. The big barn doors were wide open on either end, which, in the 30-degree windy weather, meant some brrrrrrowsing! But we goodnatured “pickers” bundled up in our parkas and made the best of it. Some folks even brought their dogs in! We mostly just look. You know how it is. I’m big on metal lawn furniture and jelly glasses; my friend is obsessed with mid-century lighting fi xtures and divider screens. But our rule is, “It has to be absolutely perfect in every way.” Not too far from the Tobacco Barn, Sweeten Creek

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Carol’s Corner Antiques offers 31,000 square feet of just about anything you can think of. I found a beautiful silver bedside tray from the 103-yearold Taft Hotel in New Haven, Conn. It provides a touchstone to history for me every morning when I reach for my eyeglasses case. Our last stop was Lexington Park Antiques in downtown Asheville. Labyrinthine and seemingly endless, it features gorgeous estate jewelry, vintage clothing, movie memorabilia and fine used leather goods. Other Asheville landmarks are within walking distance. We love Tops for Shoes – 30,000 square feet of quality footwear and accessories on three levels – and Malaprop’s Bookstore, where a cup of hot chocolate awaits, along with every book you’d ever want to read. It’s a good time of year to get hotel rooms at lower rates, and we chose the Brookstone Lodge. Built only five years ago, it has the atmosphere of a much older place. There’s a cozy lobby with fireplace and a complimentary 24-hour coffee bar. The rooms have large flat-screen TVs, wireless internet, microwaves and refrigerators, cozy beds and mountain views. A complimentary hot breakfast is served each morning. But the main reason we chose the Brookstone Lodge in the middle of February? The indoor pool and spa. Right now the hotel is in the middle of a renovation from water damage caused by a burst pipe during last month’s extreme cold, but the only evidence we saw was the temporary carpeting in the hall. Info: http:// brookstonelodgeasheville. com/. Stores mentioned here are open year-round. Visit www. romanticasheville.com/antiques.htm to find out more. And bring your parka!


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Lifelong learning at Central Baptist By Wendy Smith The Living Fully seminar at Central Baptist Church of Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, is the largest outreach effort of the congregation’s new Life Long Learning Team. The free event is open to the public. Subjects include Living with Awareness, Living with Purpose, Living with Connection and Living with Wellness. The two-day seminar is 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 1. While the event is sure to draw seniors, it’s open to all adult learners, says Central Baptist Bearden Senior Adult Minister Jim Henry. The class that has created the most buzz is in the Living with Connection category –

Getting to Know Your iPad. “Grandparents, especially, are having to step it up a notch to keep up with their kids and grandkids,” Henry says. He’s excited about the scope of the Living with Wellness classes. Knox County Health Department Nutritionist Susan Fowlkes will discuss healthy eating, and Stan and Phyllis Miller, who both attended culinary school, will share cooking techniques. Doug Sparks, a church member who is an engineer by trade, will teach classes on square foot gardening. Henry looks forward to further offerings from the Life Long Learning Team, which is composed of current and former educators.

faith Beating back the past Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. … Therefore they set taskmasters over them to oppress them with forced labor. (Exodus 1:8, 11 NRSV) Working dough. Working, working dough. Nothing better than that to start the day’s serious work of beating back the past. (“Beloved,” Toni Morrison)

Sue Taylor, Bob Spurling and Betty Spurling enjoy a senior adult Valentine’s luncheon held last week at Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Photo by Wendy Smith He hopes Living Fully will “I think they will leave draw participants from here with a real sense of throughout the community. God’s purpose for their lives.”

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Stephanie Reece, merchandise coordinator for the show, gives Paula Snyder a closer look at a stuffed version of the tour mascot.

Christian musician Jason Crabb sings “Love is Stronger” to a packed house on Valentine’s Day at Knoxville Christian Center. Photos by Nancy Anderson

Romance is in the air for Susan and Kenny Loveday, who have been married 26 years. They celebrated with an uplifting concert at Knoxville Christian Center.

Valentine’s Day was a musical night of romance for fans of Jason Crabb, a Gospel Music Association Dove Award winner. The 2012 Male Vocalist of the Year and Artist of the Year brought his show to Knoxville Christian Center and played to a packed house. The room may have been filled with more than 850 concert-goers, but there were some personal moments befitting the day. Crabb’s message, in speech and song, encouraged couples to keep romance alive and build a strong, loving marriage. “Be sweethearts,” he told the crowd. To add to the romance, Crabb had the men in the room stand and address their partners with the words to Joe Cocker’s hit “You Are So Beautiful.” The women were asked to respond by looking into their partner’s eyes and crooning, “You’re everything I hoped for, everything I need,” completing the Cocker love song. Crabb brings his music to Knoxville Christian Center every Valentine’s Day. The concert ticket price, $19 per person, included dinner before the show.

Toni Morrison’s searing and grace-filled book “Beloved” won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. Don’t ask me why I am just now reading it. Maybe it’s because I wasn’t ready. It is not a book for the faint of heart. It is about the aftermath of slavery and the long shadows that horror draped across a young nation. It is, quite simply, stunning, heartbreaking and haunting. In a tale filled with truths I have read about only in history books, Morrison’s words about kneading bread struck a chord with me. There was something I could relate to! I have been baking bread for more than four decades, and every batch is a little miracle of grace. Not to say – far from it – that every loaf of bread was perfect. It takes a while to get the hang of making bread, and then, if one is daring enough to try a different kind of loaf, or work at a different altitude, or bake on a rainy day, all bets are off. Yeast is a living thing and seems to have a temperament. It can’t be hurried, or overheated, or too cold. But it is the handling of the dough, the kneading of it, the shaping of it that makes the magic work, and at the same time affords such pleasure to the baker. However, Morrison’s “beating back the past”? That is harder still. Admit it. There are things in the past that haunt you. That worry, and nag at and grieve you. It is part of

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the human condition, this memory of pain or failure or regret or sin. We may not be enslaved by chains or by those who claim to own us. But slavery still exists in today’s world. It lives in those who live with terrible memories of pain and suffering. It thrives in those who will not, cannot forgive or forget the wrongs done to them. It continues in those who are addicted – to anything! (A good friend made an unforgettable statement to me many years ago. She said, “Satan is alive and well in Knoxville, and his name is Crack Cocaine!”) So, how do we throw off the chains and beat back the past? William Faulkner, who knew something about the South, famously said, “The past isn’t over. It isn’t even past!” Forgiveness is key, I believe. Forgetfulness is also helpful. I can’t remember where I first heard the 10 words that will lead to freedom. But I believe they are true and life-giving. Write them down. Keep them where you can read them when you need to. Remember them. They are, “Give it up, let it go, and set it free.”

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Hulsey named teacher of the year At Bearden Elementary Fourth grade teacher Deborah Hulsey has been named teacher of the year at Bearden Elementary School. Although after 18 years of teaching she knows it’s what she was meant to do, things Hulsey weren’t always so crystal clear for Hulsey. “I worked in an office for 10 years before I started teaching,” she said. And now, with more testing and structure in the classroom than ever before, she is certain of where she belongs. “Working one-on-one

Sara Barrett Bearden Elementary School students Evans Kirby, Alex with the kids is my favorite Christodoulou and Mary place to be.” Caroline Bowman enjoy the Hulsey says having a yogurt covered raisins during large family really taught BEAN Week. Photos by S. Barrett her to appreciate and enjoy children. “And there are lots of reasons I love to teach, but none of them are ■ BEAN Week because I’m ‘off’ in the sumKids at Bearden Elemenmer,” she says with a laugh, confirming it’s a surpris- tary had the chance to tickle ingly busy time for teachers. their taste buds during When she’s not teach- BEAN Week (Bearden Eats ing, Hulsey enjoys working Amazingly Nutritiously). Each day of BEAN Week, in her yard, reading and watching her favorite teams: parent volunteers handed Tennessee, the Broncos and out samples of various the Colts. healthy foods at lunch time

Staff members in the cafeteria were ready with healthy options for students including fresh fruit and milk. Pictured are Colleen Damico, Kristie Long, Ketina Davis and Tonya Caylor.

including yogurt covered raisins which were mostly a hit. BEAN Week encourages kids to eat healthier foods and allows them to try new things with their friends as the spectators. A bean mascot makes an appearance, too.

John Stair dropped by Bearden Elementary to eat lunch with his daughter, Susanna, during BEAN Week.

Bearden dancers rank high Bearden High School’s dance team was ranked 3rd in pom and 8th in jazz at the Universal Dance Association National Dance Competition in Orlando. The national third-place ranking was the best ever for a Bearden High dance team. Pictured are (front) technique coach Peyton Cheatham, Elena Alles, Lindsay Tom, Hannah Wunschel, Olivia Riley, Taylor Kidd, Faith Goddard, coach Hannah Keathley; (middle) Lindy Vaughn, Merrielle Luepke, McKensie Wehinger, Ashley Williams, Audri Brakebill, Allison Balsley, Rachael Buckley, Marissa Tarantino, Natalie Werner, Caroline Ward, Paige Walter; (back) Haley Mañalac, Madison Deatherage, Alyssa Menavich, Sarah Balsley and Alison Napier. The pom performance will be televised on ESPN in March. Photo submitted

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Hello, hospital! A. L. Lotts Elementary School kindergartners Natalie Coulson, Connor Simonis and Emily Xu display finger casts they received during Hello, hospital, a program by East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. ETCH child life practicum student Katelin Rose (not pictured) visited the school to introduce students to items they may see during a visit to the hospital. Photo by S. Barrett

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The Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble will open its 33rd season with two performances, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 27-28, at the Tennessee Theatre. Admission is $30 in advance or at the door. The evening will feature a dozen dances by six different choreographers. “Whether you love modern dance, classical ballet or jazz, or you just need to see something that will lift your spirits and make you feel good about your world – this is the place to be,” said artistic director Irena Linn.

The ensemble, also known as Children Helping Children, serves as official dancing ambassador of goodwill for Knoxville and also for the state. Artists ranging in age from 10 to 18 will perform. “This concert is not just for children,” said Judy Robinson, managing director. “People come thinking they will see children and expect something akin to a recital. Then they see it, and they are blown away. Their hearts are touched, and they never again think about dance the same way.” Info: 584-9636.

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Bearden Middle School will host Lip Sync 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, in the auditorium. Student participants have chosen a song for choreography, dance and lip sync. Tickets are $7 and will be on sale during lunchtime (11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.) Friday, Feb. 28, through Friday, March 7. They will also be sold at the door if seats are still available. The Bearden Middle School PTA holds two fundraisers a year in lieu of students selling merchandise to raise money for the school, and this is the second of those fundraisers. All money raised will help provide classroom supplies, traveling expenses for programs, teacher mini grants and much more.

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Business and Bonnaroo: Launch Tennessee CEO leverages connection By Sherri Gardner Howell How do you get Silicon Valley techies and West coast entrepreneurs to spend a few days in Tennessee so you can pump up what the region has to offer businesses? Package the conference with country music and Bonnaroo. This type of creative thinking to introduce entrepreneurial businesses to Tennessee is just part of what Launch Tennessee is all about, CEO and president Charlie Brock told members of the Rotary Club of Knoxville on Feb. 18 at the Knoxville Marriott. Launch Tennessee is a public-private partnership partly funded by a grant from the state. The mission is to develop, launch and support high-growth companies in Tennessee. Brock took Rotary members through the four key areas of Launch Tennessee: entrepreneurship, commer-

Charlie Brock brought an explanation and update on Launch Tennessee. Photo by Sherri Gardner Howell

cialization, capital formation and outreach. The music connection was part of Southland, a Nashville area conference that debuted in June last year. “How do you convince Silicon Valley techies to come to Tennessee when they believe they’ve got all they could ever want right where they are?� Brock

asked the audience. “They say, ‘We’re here, in Silicon Valley.’ Offer them tickets to Bonnaroo and a backstage experience at the Grand Ole Opry, and they book their plane tickets.� Last year’s Southland attracted more than 500 participants for the two days of speakers and workshops, including PandoDaily’s Sarah Lacy. PandoDaily, a webbased publication that focuses on technology, analysis and the Silicon Valley, was so intrigued that they are a sponsor of this year’s Southland, Brock said. Speakers for the June 2014 Southland recently announced include former Vice President Al Gore, PayPal president David Marcus and Evernote CEO Phil Libin. Brock has some good numbers to report for Launch Tennessee. “In 2013 in the capital forma-

tion area, the INCITE Coinvestment firm invested approximately $11 million across 27 deals,� said Brock. “The Venture Match program that pairs entrepreneurs, academics and investors in the different areas around the state had eight matches. Nine regional entrepreneurial accelerators have been created to provide entrepreneurs with mentors and training.� Brock has been CEO of Launch Tennessee since January 2013. Previously, he helped establish Foxmark Media and grew the company into one of the nation’s largest mall advertising companies before selling it in 2006 to the Australia-based EYE Corp. He then helped launch FourBridges Capital Advisors, a lower-middle market investment bank in Chattanooga. Rotary Club of Knoxville meets at noon on Tuesdays at the Marriott. Info about Launch Tennessee: launchtennessee.org. Info on Knoxville Rotary: www. knoxvillerotary.org.

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Bureau team members and guests cut the ribbon at the Hardin Valley location. They are: Knox County Commissioner Brad Anders, Powell Farm Bureau agent Kelley Jarnigan, Patty Myers, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Hardin Valley Farm Bureau agents Heather Lowe and Dana Pumariega, regional manager Phil Irwin, Vickie Mahlman, Debbie Dewman and Maria Castillo. Photos by S. Carey

Commissioner Brad Anders, Kelley Jarnigan, Heather Lowe and Dana Pumariega laugh along with Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, who is sporting a pink Farm Bureau “Charlie hat.�

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There was plenty fun, fellowship and “Charlie hats� at the Feb. 7 open house and ribbon-cutting for the Hardin Valley branch of Farm Bureau Insurance, located at 10922 Spring Bluff Way, just off Hardin Valley Road. New agent Heather Lowe joined the Hardin Valley team in November. Agent Dana Pumariega said she is glad to have Lowe on board. Clients and guests enjoyed complimentary refreshments. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, Knox County Commissioner Brad Anders and Farm Bureau regional manager Phil Irwin dropped in to greet staff and visitors. Info: 247-6517.

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the company’s services. The Farragut branch was the third full-service branch in the Knoxville area when the company opened it in 2010. Pinnacle Financial Partners provides a full range of banking, investment, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for small- to midsized businesses and their owners. Based in Nashville, Pinnacle is Tennessee’s second-largest bank holding company. “Pinnacle is about service and advice,� Jones told the group. “Once you find us, you stick with us.�


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Unity gets new owner with familiar name principal, widow of City By Sandra Clark In our quest to discover Council member Bill Powell “where the jobs are,” we and mother of A.V. Powell, found a homegrown busi- the mortuary’s new owner. ness that has provided jobs “It’s my fourth career,” she along with compassionate says with a smile. Dr. Powell is an East community service for 35 Knox legend, having years. We also WHERE served as principal found an inthe of Green Eldomitable ementary for woman with almost 30 an inspiring years before story. Come retiring in along. 2001. She continues In 1979, a to live in the neighyoung man completed his doctoral course- borhood, near Beck Cultural work in Risk and Insurance Center. “I’ve got a grown son, from The Wharton School three granddaughters and of Business in Pennsylva- lots of others who call me nia. A graduate of Harvard momma,” she says. Powell never meant to University, he moved to Atlanta and started a compa- work at a mortuary in reny that now conducts more tirement, but she says the than 125 comprehensive work has helped her fill ASOP#3 actuarial studies a void since the death of each year. The firm devel- her husband in 2009. “I’m ops comparative bench- here 24/7,” she said. “Most marks for key actuarial, of our clients are those I’ve demographic and operat- taught.” So she’s got a job ing statistics. It’s developed that enables her to keep in software for the profession touch with the people she and propelled the found- loves. Powell is an easy iner to several high-profi le boards and consulting con- terview. We didn’t ask a question until 20 minutes tracts worldwide. Also in 1979, three in. But it was later, after a friends launched Unity tour of the facility, that she Mortuary on McCalla Ave- revealed personal details nue in East Knoxville. They that left this writer in chills. hired an African-American “Lula,” as she was called architect (the Rev. Dewitt growing up, was one of five Dykes) and contractor (Fe- kids. Her dad was a minislix Gaiter), kept the jobs ter who often was paid “incommunity-based and built kind,” and her mom worked a solid business over time. as a maid, earning 50 cents Their aging brought transi- a week. Work was a way of tion to the business. Could life for the Cooper family. With just six in her it survive? Up stepped a new owner, the Wharton- graduating class, the prinand Harvard-educated ac- cipal asked each girl what she planned to do. “Two of tuary from Atlanta. us went to college,” PowWhy? Meet Unity’s board chair ell says. “There were no Dr. L.C. Powell, retired scholarships or government

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loans. I worked doing cleanup, babysitting, whatever I could find.” She graduated from Knoxville College in 1952, having earned that degree with “determination.” She went to the University of Tennessee for a master’s, education specialist degree and doctorate. “People asked me if that doctorate is honorary,” she says. “No, those degrees are all earned.” Powell’s first job was as a traveling substitute teacher in segregated schools in Knox and surrounding counties. In 1959 she was hired by the Knoxville City Schools and opened libraries at Maynard, Sam E. Hill and Eastport schools. She had help from moms in Sequoyah Hills who volunteered to shelf books. She continued her education while teaching fourth and fifth grades. In 1960 she became principal at Green Elementary. After the systems merged, Powell worked for Knox County Schools. She embraced Green’s conversion to a magnet school, telling her students, “Now children from all over the county are going to come here.” Powell encouraged her students to dress up and attend ballet, thanks to efforts by KCS supervisor Lynn Miller. She encouraged her teachers to aspire to become principals. She mentored young principals, and she taught evenings as an adjunct at Knoxville College. “Our children are not born with resources,” she said. And Green often got newly minted teachers, straight out of school. Powell would put them on a bus and drive through neigh-

Standing in front of portraits of the Unity Mortuary founders are Bessie Jackson, secretary; Dr. L.C. Powell, board chair; and James Hawkins. Photo by S. Clark

borhoods so each could see where their children lived. She organized report card nights in neighborhoods including Austin Homes. Powell marched in with teachers and a police officer to put report cards directly in the hands of parents. “My Fridays extended to Saturdays,” she said, as students would knock on her door. “Does your momma know you’re here?” she would ask. “No,” the kids would usually say. “Well, come on in,” she answered. She and Bill built a big playroom downstairs. She would feed the kids lunch and drive them home. How did she get her son through Harvard? “We had to pay, but he had to (have the grades to) get in,” she says. “We taught our children, ‘You can do anything.’ I have never accepted ‘No.’” Alwyn “A.V.” Powell went through public schools at Mountain View and Vine

Middle, then in the 7th grade the Powells realized he needed more. Research turned up a prep school in Boca Raton, Fla., which Alwyn and three other boys integrated. “All we thought about was the education. He led the class for three years and came out of there and went to Harvard.” She recites the family motto (that worked for her granddaughters as well): “You will not stop (school).” “I came up the hard way. My parents said I could go to college, but I’d have to work for it. We loved each other and we knew who we were.”

Unity Mortuary Wow. It’s now quite clear why A.V. Powell bought Unity Mortuary. Would you tell Dr. L.C. Powell no? The staff at Unity Mortuary includes Brandon Willis, manager and chief operating officer. He’s a licensed embalmer, funeral director and notary public. George

Tolbert is chief technology officer with more than 20 years as a bereavement coordinator. Bessie Jackson is the secretary and James Hawkins handles details. The custom-built chapel contains stained glass throughout, including an awesome 23rd Psalm in glass. Clients are memorialized on the walls by year, and each December a reception is held to honor those who have used the services of Unity. Founders were William V. Powell, Jefferson Davis and Bryant Keese. Mr. Powell was the first African-American social services director for KCDC. He served on Knoxville City Council from 1990-98 and passed away in 2009. Mr. Davis was a retired captain with the Knoxville Police Department and a U.S. Army veteran. He passed away in 2012. Unity Mortuary is located at 1425 McCalla Avenue. Info: 637-8811 or www.unitymortuary.com/.


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NEWS FROM WEBB SCHOOL OF KNOXVILLE For this year’s ArtXtravaganza, March 7-9, over 2,000 original artworks by 70-plus acclaimed artists will be available for purchase in Webb’s Lee Athletic Center. From oil paintings to sculptures, photography to woodworks, glass and metal works to jewelry, ArtXtravaganza promises to satisfy every taste and budget. The event is open to the public. Admission is free.

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hether you’re looking for that unique gift, to decorate a new space, or to simply view the exquisite variety of ne art on display, check out this year’s ArtXtravaganza Art Show & Sale, March 7-9. More than 2,000 original artworks by 70-plus acclaimed artists, hailing from the Southeast and beyond, will be available for purchase in Webb School of Knoxville’s Lee Athletic Center. From oil paintings to sculptures, photography to woodworks, glass and metal works to jewelry, ArtXtravaganza

promises to satisfy every taste and budget. The event is open to the public. Admission and parking are free. Painter Vicki Sawyer of Franklin, Tenn., is ArtXtravaganza’s featured artist. Sawyer’s enchanting canvases, featuring birds, insects, animals, and wildowers, reect the things she learned to love as a child. Sawyer writes on her website that the whimsical notion, “If birds could build nests, then they could make hats,” has been the inspiration for many of her bird and animal portraits. She adds, “I want my

The featured artist for ArtXtravaganza 2014 is painter Vicki Sawyer. Her painting, “First Birthday Party” (pictured), will be offered by silent auction during this year’s event, March 7-9.

work to evoke feelings of peace, joy, and often humor. If I can move someone with my art, then I have achieved my ultimate aim: to serve.” New this year, ArtXtravaganza has partnered with four prominent Knoxville art galleries. Bennett Galleries, Gift Gourmet & Interiors, Plum Gallery, and The District Gallery will all participate in this year’s event and will spotlight some of their featured artists. ArtXtravaganza is one of the premier art shows in the Southeast and has played a major role in establishing Knoxville as a community aligned with the arts. Reecting Webb’s tradition of fostering community by enhancing lives through art education and appreciation, proceeds from ArtXtravaganza support Webb’s visual and performing

arts program and the arts at Mooreland Heights Elementary School, an arts-integrated public school supported by the Tennessee Arts Commission. This year’s show and sale will again include a student art exhibit, featuring works by Webb’s Lower, Middle and Upper School grades as well as pieces created by children from Mooreland Heights Elementary. Doors to ArtXtravaganza open at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 7. The art sale continues Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 9, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, go to www.artxtravaganza.org or call (865) 291-3846. Also, follow this year’s ArtXtravaganza on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Artxtravaganza.

Webb’s ‘The Three Musketeers’ offers swashbuckling, sword fighting fun S washbuckling, classic literature, dashing rogues, mysterious maidens, thrilling sword ghts, comedy, honor, coming-of-age . . . these are just some of the thoughts that come to mind when describing Webb School of Knoxville’s upcoming production of “The Three Musketeers.” Fans of the novel by Alexandre Dumas and the lm adaptations will nd all of their favorite elements conveyed with both humor and zeal in this rousing, funlled show, March 7-10, in Webb School’s Bishop Center auditorium. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Adapted by noted playwright Ken Ludwig, “The Three Musketeers” is an amWebb’s Upper School will present “The Three Musketeers” March 7-10, at 7:30 p.m. in Webb School’s Bishop Center. The play calls for 15 separate and distinct sword fights, practiced with scientific precision. (pictured) Stage combat specialist Charles Miller (right) works with cast members to perfect one of the choreographed sword duels.

bitious undertaking for Webb’s high school drama students. The play calls for 15 separate and distinct sword ghts, each one practiced with scientic precision under the direction of seasoned stage combat specialist Charles Miller. “We have a huge cast and the production is such an athletic spectacle that the actors have been working for months to meet the physical demands of the show,” says Webb Upper School drama teacher and director, Patrick McCray. He noted that the rst three weeks were spent in ght training before the actual sword dueling choreography even began. Playgoers will enjoy the familiar tale of country lad D’Artagnan as he enters Paris to become a Musketeer and immediately nds himself in the seat of international intrigue, crossing swords and matching wits with the diabolical Cardinal Richelieu. On his journey, he is befriended by the nest of the King’s Musketeers, including the amboyant Porthos, the debonaire Aramis and their brooding leader Athos. D’Artagnan nds romance with the beautiful and bold Constance, camaraderie in his feisty sister Sabine, and equal measures of danger at the hands of the treacherous Milady DeWinter and the lethal swordsman Rochefort. It’s “all for one and one for all” in this witty, swashbuckling tale of heroism, treachery, intrigue, love, and honor. While generally family friendly, Webb’s “The Three Musketeers” production does contain scenes of intense and violent swordplay, and discretion is advised for sensitive audience members.


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Statins: What do the changing guidelines mean for you? Are you a male over the age of 65, but told that your cholesterol levels are fine? You still might need to take a statin drug, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. A statin is a cholesterollowering medication, but decades of studies have shown that they can also help prevent heart attacks and strokes even if cholesterol levels are at previously defined targets. “We are now treating our high cardiovascular risk patients with statins. We don’t think of them as cholesterol pills, but rather as cardiovascular and stroke reduction pills,” said interventional cardiologist Dr. Joshua Todd of the Knoxville Heart Group and Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. The American Heart Association and the American College of Dr. Joshua Todd Cardiology issued the new guidelines in November 2013. The previous guidelines targeted three groups of patients – those with known cardiovascular disease, an LDL at very high levels (>190 mg/dl) and patients with diabetes (age 40-75). The new guidelines include a fourth

group who will need statin therapy – those with an estimated 10-year risk of heart attack or stroke greater than 7.5 percent. The percentage is based on a calculation from several risk factors that include the patient’s overall cholesterol level, the HDL level plus a handful of other risk factors, such as gender, age, race, blood pressure and whether a

patient smokes or has diabetes. The physician plugs those factors into a “risk calculator” to find a patient’s score, which calculates a person’s risk of a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years. Anybody with a 7.5 percent or higher risk should take a statin, the new guidelines say. Under the old 2002 guidelines, a person’s

10-year risk had to exceed 20 percent to go on statins. The risk rate is set lower because the calculator is also factoring the possibility of stroke as well as heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the world, but stroke is fourth, according to the American Heart Association. “So, for example, a 62-year-old male with normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels has a 7.5 percent risk,” said Dr. Todd. “So he’s going to be on a statin.” Even some people with a risk as low as 5 percent can benefit from a statin, studies have shown, especially African-American women over age 60 with high blood pressure, and men over 50 who smoke and have high blood pressure. Statins are generally low in cost, about $4-5 a month for a generic brand, with a low risk of side effects as well. “They’re very safe,” said Todd. “We do see some muscle and liver side effects, but they’re rare.” Overall, more people will be hearing their doctors say they need to be on a statin. “It’s going to be a big change for people who were previously told their cholesterol levels were at target,” said Todd. “Twice as many Americans will be taking statins based on these new guidelines with the hope of a dramatic reduction in cardiovascular events.”

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and did the job,” said Miles. Miles was sent up to the heart catheterization lab. “They took her back right away,” said Ivee Salter. “By the time my husband got back from parking the car, they were starting the procedure. It was so fast, it was done in 45 minutes.” Miles had a 100 percent blockage in her right coronary artery. Todd inserted a slender catheter (a tube) into the main artery in her groin and threaded it up to the heart, without cutting open the chest. He found and removed the clot in her heart, and inserted a tiny mesh stent to hold open the artery in that spot. After two nights in the hospital,

Miles went home. She continues attending the cardiac rehabilitation program at Fort Sanders to maintain her strength and endurance, and she is walking every day for exercise. “We’re doing protein powder in the morning and a gluten-free diet, a blood thinner and vitamin K,” said Slater. “I’ve lost 12 pounds along with her!” Miles said she would recommend Fort Sanders to anyone who needs cardiac care. “Everybody, really they were wonderful, they were wonderful,” Miles added. “I felt blessed to be so near to home, and here.” And, she credits her daughter for her quick thinking. “She has been a blessing to me.”

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didn’t want to be left alone,” she said. But, there was no chance of that. Ivee Slater said she took one look at her mother and knew right away she needed emergency care. “I said, ‘Sister, you’ve got to get out of here!’ ” said Slater. “There was nothing in the house that would make her feel better, so we had to go. I wasn’t going to sit there and let my mother hurt. “But of course she had to put her perfume, earrings and her cross on, and do her hair,” Ivee Slater said with a laugh. The Slaters took Miles to the emergency department at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, just a few minutes from their home. It was around 6 a.m. when they arrived. Heart attacks are less likely to be recognized in women than men. While men most often have classic chest pain symptoms, women are more likely to experience atypical symptoms such as nausea or sweating with a heart attack. But at Fort Sanders Regional, emergency room staff right away gave Miles an electrocardiogram (EKG), a test to detect abnormal electrical activity in the heart. “Evidently they are experts at knowing when something’s wrong,” said Miles. “They right off said, ‘It’s the heart.’ ” The emergency department called in Dr. Joshua Todd, an interventional cardiologist with Knoxville Heart Group. Fort Sanders Regional has cardiologists on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all living within a short drive of the hospital. “Dr. Todd and his team, somebody must be on duty at all times, because that team came right in


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3720 Essary Road - Ftn City! $91,500! Walk to Fountain City Lake, shopping & dining! Roomy ranch approx 1,480 SF on spacious, level lot w/fenced backyard. 3 or 4BR/2 full BA, original hdwd thru-out most of home, LR/DR combo, sep den or could be 4th BR w/adj full BA w/walk-in shower, laundry rm, covered patio! MLS # 874062

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2030 Aster Road - Ftn City! $79,900! A dollhouse right out of HGTV! Own for less than you pay in rent, approx 1,000 SF, 2 or 3 BRs, updated full BA w/tile flrs, original hdwd flrs thru-out, fully equipped kit including refrig, washer/dryer to remain, LR/DR combo, updated lighting, roof, HVAC, windows & kit. 1-car carport, stg rm, raised decking w/firepit, partially fenced backyard w/garden spot! MLS # 875612

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THROUGH SUNDAY, MARCH 2 “The Dixie Swim Club” presented by Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 319 N. Gay St. Performances: 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: www.theatreknoxville.com or http:// knoxalliance.com/knoxtix.html.

TUESDAYS THROUGH MARCH 11 Living Well with Chronic Conditions, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Knox County Health Department, 140 Dameron Ave. Free. To register: 215-5170.

THROUGH MARCH 9 “The Trip to Bountiful” starring Carol Mayo Jenkins, Clarence Brown Mainstage, UT. Tickets range from $5 to $40. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Info/tickets: 9745161 or www.clarencebrowntheatre.com. “Charlotte’s Web” presented by the Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Ave. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 1 and 5 p.m. Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Info: 208-3677; www. childrenstheatreknoxville.com.

MONDAY, FEB. 24 Tennessee Shines featuring The Grassroots Gringos, 7 p.m., 301 S. Gay St. Tickets: $10, at WDVX and www.BrownPaperTickets.com. Info: www.WDVX.com. Muslim Journeys: Point of View – “Broken Verses,” 6-8 p.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Info: 215-8767 or mclaiborne@ knoxlib.org. Ossoli Circle meeting, 2511 Kingston Pike. Refreshments, 9:45 a.m.; “Middle East Dialog” by Susan Dakak, 10:30 a.m.; “Piano Selections” by Slade Trammel, 11:30 a.m. Lunch will follow. Visitors welcome. Info: 577-4106. Stroller tour focusing on the “Glass of the Ancient Mediterranean” exhibit, 10-11 a.m., McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Drive. Free and open to the public, but reservations necessary. Reservations: http:// mcclungmuseumstrollertour.eventbrite.com; 9742144. Info: http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu. Special Black History Month program, 7 p.m., Tennessee School for the Deaf, 2725 Island Home Blvd. Keynote speaker: John Sibley, founder and CEO of The Literacy Imperative Inc. Reception will follow.

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TUESDAY, FEB. 25 Launch party for Amy Greene’s second East Tennessee novel “Long Man,” 6-8 p.m., at the home of Warren and Annelle Neel. Hosted by the Knoxville Writers’ Guild. Tickets: $100 ($90 for members); includes a signed copy of the book. To order: www. knoxvillewritersguild.org or KWG Launch Party, P.O. Box 10326, Knoxville TN 37939. Directions will be provided. Computer Workshops: “Excel,” 5:30 p.m., East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Requires “Word 2007 Basics” or equivalent skills. Info/to register: 215- 8700.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26 UT Film Series: “Exit Through the Gift Shop” documentary, 8 p.m., McCarty Auditorium of the Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. Free and open to the public. Info: http://utk.edu/go/hf. Knoxville Writers’ Group meeting, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. Speaker: Bobbi Phelps Wolverton on her book “Behind the Smile.” All-inclusive lunch, $12. RSVP by Monday, Feb. 24: 983-3740. Bowl For Kids’ Sake, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-9 p.m., Oak Ridge Bowling Center, 246 S. Illinois Ave. To register a team: www.BowlForKidsToday.org.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, 2/26 - 3/2 Pianist Byron Janis will host master classes, discussions, presentations and performances at the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, 1741 Volunteer Blvd. All events free and open to the public. Registration recommended. Info/ schedule/to register: http://www.music.utk.edu/janis.

THURSDAY, FEB. 27 Parent to Parent Support meeting for parents of children with mental health diagnoses, 6-8 p.m., K-TOWN Youth Empowerment Network, 901 E. Summit Hill Drive. Info: Alicia, 474-6692 or abanks@tnvoices.org. “Wild, Ungovernable Young Men: Rethinking the Creek War and the War of 1812” lecture by Kathryn Braund, Hollifield Professor of Southern History at Auburn, 5:30 p.m., Shiloh Room, Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center. Free to the public. Info: Daniel Feller, 974-7077 or dfeller@utk.edu.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY, FEB. 27-28 Performances by the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Features a dozen dances by six different choreographers. Tickets: $30. Tickets/info: 584-9636.

FRIDAY, FEB. 28 Cafe Noir celebrating the life and work of writer Amiri Baraka, 7 p.m., the Carpetbag Theatre, 1323 N. Broadway. Cost: $3 cover charge. Annie Sellick and the Hot Club of Nashville

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in concert, 8 p.m., Palace Theater, 113 W. Broadway, Maryville. Tickets: $13 advance, $15 at the door. Tickets: 983-3330 or Murlin’s Music World, 429 W. Broadway, Maryville. Info: www.palacetheater.com. Last day to RSVP for Esther Luncheon for women, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Westgate Christian Fellowship, 1110 Lovell Road. Lunch free; includes a chocolate fountain. RSVP to 392-1101 or heather@westgatecf.org. “A Woman Called Truth” presented by the WordPlayers, 7:30 p.m., Erin Presbyterian Church, 200 Lockett Road. Performance is free to the public; no reservations required. Info: 539.2490.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, FEB. 28-MARCH 2 45th Jubilee Festival at the Laurel Theater, corner of 16th and Laurel Avenue. Concerts on Friday and Saturday begin 7 p.m.; Old Harp Singing and potluck, 10 a.m. Sunday. Tickets: Friday or Saturday evening, $12, available http://www.knoxtix.com, 523-7521 and at the door. Sunday singing, dinner on the grounds: no charge. Info: 522-5851 or concerts@jubileearts.org. Choreography workshops with Angela Hill, presented by Circle Modern Dance at the Emporium Annex, 100 S. Gay St. Sessions: 6 p.m. Friday; noon Saturday; 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday. To register: http://circlemoderndance.com/choreography/ or at the door. Info: Angela Hill, 255-3834; circlemoderndance@gmail.com; www. circlemoderndance.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 1 2014 Young Classical Musicians Concert, 7:30 p.m., Knoxville Convention Center Lecture Hall with Bill Williams Tickets: $15 adults, students $10. Info: www. knoxtix.com or at the door. Dr. E.V. Davidson Teen Step Show, 7 p.m., Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 day of show. Info: 656-4444 or www.knoxvilletickets.com. Mardi Growl Parade and Festival. Costume parade for dogs and their owners, 11 a.m., PetSafe Downtown Dog Park. Registration by Friday, Feb 26, $15 per dog; dayof-event, $20 per dog. Pet-friendly festival, noon-2 p.m., Market Square. Proceeds benefit Young-Williams Animal Center. Info: www.young-williams.org; www.cityofknoxville.org/mardigrowl; 215-6599. Family Oriented Clothing Swap, 8 a.m.-noon, Trinity UMC, 5613 Western Ave. Dad, Mom, kids and nick-knacks. Free. Bring some, take some. Info: Tonya Jelf, 357-6134. Saturday Stories and Songs: Sean McCollough, 11 a.m. Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. Info: 215-8750. Tennessee Stage Company Table Readings: “Found Objects” 11 a.m., “A Cocaine Comedy” 2 p.m., Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road. Info: Info: 588-8813. Concert by the Southern Chorale from the University of Southern Mississippi, 7 p.m., in the sanctuary, Farragut Presbyterian Church, 209 Jamestown Blvd. Free and open to the public. Stargazing Workshop: Conjunctions, 10 p.m., Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 W. Governor John Sevier Highway. Gates open 9 p.m. Free, but donations appreciated. Telescopes will be available. Info: 573-5508; marblesprings@gmail.com; www. marblesprings.net.

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Lawn-Garden Equip. 190 Games/Toys ARIENS ZOOM 60 Zero turn. 60" deck, 25HP, 234 hrs. use. $2900. 865-257-8672.

Machinery-Equip. 193 2004 REFURB. Nissan Forklift, 5000 lb. Lift cap. Pneumatic tires, LP, like new, $17,100. 865-216-5387

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BMA MEETING • 7:00 PM I. Silent Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call II. Approval of Agenda III. Mayor’s Report A. School Donation Presentation IV. Citizens Forum V. Approval of Minutes A. February 13, 2014 VI. Ordinances A. Second Reading 1. Ordinance 14-02, ordinance to amend Ordinance 13-19 Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, Capital Investment Program VII. Business Items A. Approval of Mid-Year Committee Appointments to the Economic Development B. Approval of bids for Contract 2014-12, Outdoor Classroom Project VIII. Town Administrator's Report IX. Attorney’s Report

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Apts - Furnished 72 WALBROOK STUDIOS 25 1-3 60 7 $140 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Stv, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lse.

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DUPLEX, Fountain City, 2 BR, 2 BA, all appl., full basement, $700 m. + dep. 679-2035 WEST/CEDAR BLUFF 2BR, 1BA, laundry room, family neighborhood , $665 mo, $250 dep, 1 yr lse. 216-5736 or 694-8414. ^

Precious Moments Coll. Come Let Us Adore Him ENCLOSED TRAILER & The Hand That Rocks 16', ramp door, setup the Future. $200 both. WEAVER Organ & MASTERCRAFT 190 for motorcycle, dual Other pcs. 865-933-4071 Piano Co. pump organ, PROSTAR 1993 25th wheels, int. lights, 100 yrs old, moving, anniv. White, blk, $4000 or trd for smaller must sell. $900 obo. turq. Exc. cond. All Medical Supplies 219 trailer, 865-805-8038 Call 865-691-8526. new Mastercraft int. hrs. $10,900/bo. UTILITY TRAILERS ALUMINUM RAMPS 440 All Sizes Available 423-312-8256 Household Furn. 204 6 ft. long, $500 865-986-5626 Call 865-688-2530 RANGER BASS Boat smokeymountaintrailers.com Cherry Sleigh Day 374V, burgundy, 150 AMERI GLIDE Bed. Great cond. CHAIR STAIR LIFT XP Evinrude, 12/24 trolling mtr, exc. Vans Incl. mattress/pull 256 New. $600. Call out trundle. Retails 865-603-4710; cond. New tires on 933-6066. $500; sell $150. 865trailer. $8000/b.o. Chevy Vent. LS 2004, 423-312-8256 769-5385 aft. 4pm Econo V6, 650 mi on fillup, frnt & rear AC, KG. SZ. solid oak bed, Wanted To Buy 222 3 row seats, too many 6 dwrs under bed, trpl Campers 235 opts to list, 191K mi, WANTED 4 DRAWER drsr, ns, moving must KBB value $4900 obo. LETTER, fireproof sell, $550 obo. 691-8526. call 772-267-5858; file with lock. 14' SUNLINE camper, text 703-501-0175 sleeps 4, completely SOFA and Love Seat, Phone 865-363-3904 ready to go, $3750. ***Web ID# 367905*** neutral color, exc. 865-995-0725 aft 4 cond. $350. Dodge Caliper 2008 Call 865-693-2480. SXT, perf. cond. 84k NEW & PRE-OWNED mi. New paint. $8000/bo. 772-267-5858. INVENTORY SALE Auctions 217 Auctions 217 2013 Text 703-501-0175 MODEL SALE ***Web ID# 367737*** CHECK US OUT AT Northgaterv.com Nissan Quest SE 2004 or call 865-681-3030 ult. perf. soccer mom van, 160k mi, every opt. slid drs. Nav., 3 Motorcycles 238 Pwr DVD. $8000 bo. 772267-5858 text 703-501-0175 2002 Harley Davidson ***Web ID# 367704*** Heritage Softtail, beautiful bike w/ over $3,000 in chrome Trucks 257 Silvertone Radio/Turntable, Vintage Speigel YORKIES AKC, quality & extras, $8,000 champion lines. Pupfirm. 423-871-1266 CHEVY COLORADO Chest, Roper Washer, Frigidaire Dishwasher, pies. Males. Great pric***Web ID# 372066*** 2007, 47k mi, ext. ing. 865-591-7220 Frigidaire 12 cubic ft. refrigerator. Entire cab, 5 spd, 30 mpg, ***Web ID# 370968*** BIG DOG Mystique $7500. 865-659-2278 2004, 10th anniv. 107 contents of West Knoxville Styling Salon cu. in, S&S Super Dodge Ram 2008 1500 including styling chairs, stations, shampoo Free Pets 145 Stock. Like new. 9000 Big Horn, loaded, 6 mi. Yellow w/green pass., 4 dr, 20" whls, bowls and much more. Years of collectibles flames, $12,000/bo. Michelins, black, exc ADOPT! 423-312-8256 cond inside & out, from an Anderson County family including Oxen Looking for an addigar. kept, 139K mi, tion to the family? KAWASAKI NINJA FSBO $12,700. 865Yoke, Radio Flyer 80, Milk Cans and Bottles, Visit Young-Williams 2009 650R, 2500 miles, 705-6300 Animal Center, the Norris Creamery Crate, Vintage Tools, Single racing red, minor ***Web ID# 370538*** official shelter for aesthetic damage to Knoxville & Trees, Vintage Scott Mower and much more. right ferring. Call for FORD F250 1995, Knox County. price, 865-640-2207. white, Tommy lift, Queen size bedroom suite. ***Web ID# 373120*** 66K mi., good cond. Call 215-6599 $4900. 865-455-3675. Much, much, more. Building full. or visit ***Web ID# 372841***

Houses - Unfurnished 74 Sterchi Village 3 BR, 2 BA, 1840 SF, tranquil, fenced bkyd. $1300/mo. 865-414-1276

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FORD RANGER 1994 XLT, 4 cyl., 5 spd., air, very nice, $3500. Call 865-643-7103.

2008 John Deere Gator XUV, 4x4, 620I, like new, gar. kept, 134 hrs, several add on Ford Ranger 2003, 5 sp. opts, $7,995 obo. 865- gd cnd. AC, cmpr top, 804-3326 new clutch. Must sell. ***Web ID# 370927*** $3500 obo. 865-712-5647.

Exc. cond. Must sell. $31,500. 865-684-3671

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HONDA S2000 2004, 108K mi., silver, exc. cond., $15,500. Call 865-660-8474

MERCEDES SL500 2005, 24K mi, silver, keyless go, loaded, $27,700. 865-288-0269 TOYOTA CAMRY 1999, AT, AC, loaded, nice car, clean in & out, $3,295. 865-397-7918 TOYOTA CAMRY 2012, 45,000 miles, $16,500. 865-376-0537, 865-306-4099

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Cadillac Deville 1998, 1 owner, gar. kept, well maint. $3900. 865-690-6667; 806-0073

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CERAMIC TILE installation. Floors/ walls/ repairs. 33 yrs exp, exc work! John 938-3328

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HAROLD'S GUTTER SERVICE. Will clean front & back $20 & up. Quality work, guaranteed. Call 288-0556.

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health & lifestyles NEWS FROM PARKWEST, WEST KNOXVILLE’S HEALTHCARE LEADER • TREATEDWELL.COM • 374-PARK

Patient is ready to dance again after foot surgery As soon as the weather warms, you’ll likely find Susan Young of Knoxville in her garden, or maybe dancing with her granddaughter, Amelia, 3. Someday, she’s sure they’ll dance again while Young is wearing high heels. “I love high heels!” said Young. “When I wear high heels I feel like I’m standing on the mountain, I can do anything. I feel like I’m younger than ever at 60, I am so happy.” Young is glad to laugh today, because last year was full of sorrow. Her beloved brother was in the last stages of cancer, in their native Taiwan. At church one Wednesday night, Young got a phone call that she should come to be with him. As she ran to her car in the rain, she fell and broke her foot. She wore a special shoe to Taiwan, but the foot did not heal properly. “In Taiwan, you have to walk a lot. It’s easier than driving a car. I walked a lot, ignoring my needs. I just concentrated on taking care of my brother … focusing on him, not my foot.” In Taiwan the pain grew worse, and when she returned, Young knew she needed to see another doctor. “The pain was sharp. I could see the swelling, it was obvious. I had to walk on the other side of my foot.” She found podiatrist Dr. Cindy

Susan Young frequently arranges flowers from her garden and enjoys decorating for weddings and events at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, where she attends.

Caplan after a coworker at Whirlpool Inc., recommended her. “I was so happy to see her. She always asks me about my brother,” said Young. “She does not just target the problem, she treated me

“(Dr. Caplan) is just like a gardener. She cannot give me a complete new foot, but she really takes care. My life will be like flowers, prettier, easier to live.” – Susan Young

like I am a whole person.” Young recommended surgery at Parkwest Medical Center, using small screws and plates to hold the bones together. Unfortunately, Young fell again after surgery and a screw came out. Caplan performed a second surgery this past December. Both outpatient surgeries at Parkwest went smoothly, Young said. “They treated me so well. I did not stay there long, but before the surgery they always came to bring me everything,” she said. Now her pain is almost gone, although Young said she is not quite up to wearing high heels. “I always ask Cindy (Dr. Caplan), ‘Can I wear high heels?’ I want to have hope. She always says, ‘Not yet!’ “I was anxious before, but now I feel it’s OK; I have a good doctor here to take care of me,” said Young, who compared Caplan to a careful gardener. “Can gardeners change the season? No, they can only make the flower grow prettier for the season,” Young said. “Doctors can’t change the laws of nature, but what they can do is help me go through this a little easier. “Cindy is just like a gardener. She cannot give me a complete new foot, but she really takes care. My life will be like flowers, prettier, easier to live.”

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Treatment options for common foot problems The foot is one of the most complex parts of the body, consisting of 26 bones connected by numerous joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Given that our feet bear all our body weight, they’re susceptible to many stresses. Foot problems can cause pain, inflammation or injury, sometimes resulting in limited mobility. Cindy Caplain, DPM, a podiatrist at Parkwest Medical Center, explains that some foot problems have a medical origin, while others can be caused or worsened by improper body dynamics or poorly fitted shoes. Shoes that fit properly and give good support can prevent irritation to the foot joints and skin. Here are some of the most common foot problems and treatment options: A bunion is a protrusion of bone or tissue around a joint. Bunions may occur at the base of the great toe or at the base of the little toe and often occur when the joint is stressed over a period of time. “You can also develop bone growth on the top of the toe joint because of limited motion and jamming the foot into tight shoes,” says Caplan. Women are more frequently affected because of tight, pointed and confining shoes. Bunions can also result from arthritis. Treatment varies depending on the pain and deformity and may include: ■ Wearing comfortable, wellfitting shoes that conform to the

shape of the foot and don’t cause pressure areas ■ Applying pads around the affected area ■ Medications such as ibuprofen ■ Orthotic control ■ Surgery Corns are callus growths that can be painful. They develop on top of the toes, often where a toe rubs against a shoe or another toe. Treatment may include shaving the layers of dead skin or applying pads around the corn area. To avoid developing corns, Dr. Caplan suggests wearing shoes with a large toe box to accommodate your foot without rubbing. A hammertoe is a condition in which the toe buckles, causing the middle joint of the affected toe to poke out, “or you may develop a lesion at the end of the toe,” Dr. Caplan explains. Treatment may include a toe pad positioned over the bony protrusion, changing footwear to accommodate the deformed toe or surgical removal. A heel spur is a bone growth on the heel bone, usually on the underside of the bone where it attaches to the plantar fascia, a long band of connective tissue running from the heel to the ball of the foot. If the plantar fascia is overstretched from running, wearing poor-fitting shoes or being overweight, pain can result from the stress and inflammation of the tissue pulling on the bone. Over time, the body builds extra bone

in response to the stress, resulting in heel spurs. Treatment includes rest, cold packs, anti-inflammatory medication, proper stretching before activity, proper footwear or shoe inserts, corticosteroid injections or surgery. Morton neuroma is a buildup of benign tissue in the nerves running between the long bones of the foot. It occurs when two bones rub together and squeeze the nerve between them, usually between the bones leading to the third and fourth toes. Morton neuroma often causes swelling, tenderness, tingling, numbness and burning in the toes. Treatment may involve rest and/or a change in footwear that does not restrict the foot. If the problem persists, cortisone injections or surgery may be considered. Plantar fasciitis is characterized by severe heel pain, especially when standing after resting. The condition is an overuse injury of the sole surface (plantar) of the foot and results in inflammation of the fascia, a tough, fibrous band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the base of the toes. “Plantar fasciitis affects both women and men,” Dr. Caplan says. It’s more common in people

who are overweight, have flat feet or high arches, or whose work requires walking or standing on hard surfaces. Walking or running, especially with tight calf muscles, may also cause the condition. Treatment includes rest, ice pack applications, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and stretching exercises of the Achilles tendons and plantar fascia. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body, connecting the calf muscle to the heel bone. This tendon is also the most common site of rupture or

tendonitis, an inflammation of the tendon due to overuse. Symptoms may include mild pain after exercise that worsens gradually, stiffness that disappears after the tendon warms up, and swelling. Treatment options include rest, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory

medications, supportive devices and/or bandages, stretching, massage, ultrasound, strengthening exercises and surgery. With 26 bones in the foot, almost any of them can be broken. The type of fracture determines the course of treatment: Ankle joint fracture usually requires a cast and may require surgery if the bones are too separated or misaligned. Metatarsal bone fractures, in the middle of the foot, often don’t require a cast. A stiff-soled shoe may be all the support needed as the foot heals. Sometimes surgery is needed to correct misaligned bones or fractured segments. Sesamoid bone fractures affect two small, round bones at the end of the metatarsal bone of the big toe. Usually padded soles can help relieve pain, but sometimes the bone may have to be surgically removed. Toe fractures can usually heal with or without a cast. To learn more about foot and ankle structure and common problems, go to www.treatedwell.com and click the Health Information Library link. If you are suffering from foot or ankle pain, call 374-PARK for help finding a doctor who can develop a treatment plan that’s right for you.

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