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VOL. 8 NO. 13 |

March 31, 2014


Three eye trustee’s office

Three Republicans – Barry Hawkins, Craig Leuthold and Ed Shouse – are running for Knox County Trustee this year. Jake Mabe talked with all three and files his report.

Read story on page A-4

Fashion show fundraiser Weather be … Well, you know. Guests at “A Celebration of New Spring Fashions” on Tuesday could leave the impending and frustrating forecasts outside as they escaped to better days ahead at a gala fundraiser for Historic Ramsey House. Sherri Gardner Howell was there for photos of spring fashions, modeled by people you know.

See pictures on A-3

Bean predicts charter school Before the summer is over, the school board will approve the district’s first charter school. Last week, Steve Diggs, executive director of the Emerald Youth Foundation, formally announced that Emerald Charter Schools will submit an application for a tuition-free, K-8 public school, to be called Emerald Academy, on April 1. The school board will vote it up or down before the start of next school year. They’ll vote yes.

See Bean’s story on page A-4


■ Sandra Clark interviewed Jared Effler, the 14-year prosecutor who was fired for requesting time off. Of course, he is running against his boss for district attorney general. Union County edition. ■ Betty Bean interviewed Dan and Peggy Moriarity at the Time Warp Tea Room. Bean calls it “Cheers without the booze.” North/East edition ■ Libby Morgan went out to take pictures of a trash pickup on Norris Lake and brought back a photo of an eagle. Union County edition ■ Ruth White dropped by Halls Middle School where the Society for Creative Anjachronism re-enacted medieval combat for the enjoyment of the students. Halls edition

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techies … BHS students get preview of Google Glass By Wendy Smith Kathi Browne, an “explorer” for a new device called Google Glass, explained the technology to Bearden High School Advanced Computer Applications students by describing what it is, and what it isn’t. It is a motion-sensitive, mostly hands-free way to do the same things a cell phone does − make calls, take pictures, access the Internet and listen to music − and then some. It is not on all the time, nor does it provide X-ray vision. “People stop me and ask me if I’m seeing something I shouldn’t,” Browne said with a laugh. Students observed something else Google Glass is not − con-

sistent. The glitchy performance of the device, which looks like glasses with just one lens (hence the singular “glass”) was apparent when Browne attempted to “wake up” the CPU attached to the ear piece by tapping it. When it finally came to life, she controlled the tiny screen, which appears large to the user, by swiping the CPU or giving voice commands. Browne was invited to the class by Bearden business teacher Lori Thumler, who read a news story about Browne being chosen as a beta tester for Google Glass. Browne, who helps health-care organizations implement social media, was chosen to be an explorer last year after she offered to look

Kathi Browne, wearing her Google Glass, points out the image of the Bearden High School classroom that is being transmitted to other Google Glass “explorers” via her device. Photo by Wendy Smith for creative ways to use the device Where it began is not where it will end up, she said. in health-care settings. The sleek frame evolved from She reminded the students that the technology is still evolving. To page A-3

Now ‘pitching’ for Bearden Phil Garner to be honored at school’s stadium By Stefan Cooper No way the pitch was a strike. It wasn’t even close! “It was four or five inches off the plate,” former Bearden Bulldog Phil Garner remembered. “I looked back (at the umpire) kind of funny, and I said, ‘Are you kidding me?’ “He said, ‘That’s it, rookie. Go sit down.’ ” Three pitches, and Garner’s first major-league at bat was done. The man the baseball world would come to know as “ScrapIron” held his tongue. Things have a way of coming full circle, said Garner, owner of the highest career batting average in World Se-

ries history. On April 16, the circle returns Garner to Knoxville, where Bearden will christen its new baseball facility “Phil Garner Ball Park” and unveil a bust of the former Bulldog shortstop. Garner will throw out the first pitch on a night that has Bearden hosting rival Farragut. A project of the Bearden baseball boosters, the new stadium and bust are a necessary and deserved honor, Knoxville business leader Jim Bruner, a former Bulldog teammate of Garner, said. “There will be some kid who comes along and says, ‘Hey, he came right out of Bearden, right

Jamie Lee Sealander poses with a bust she did of former Bearden and MLB player and manager Phil Garner that will greet fans at the school’s newly renovated stadium. Photo by Justin Acuff out of Knoxville,’ ” Bruner said. “He (Garner) was just a really smart guy to begin with. He recognized he had some talent, but he worked hard at it.” These days Garner resides in Houston, a city where he managed the hometown Astros to their first

and only World Series appearance in 2005. It’s been a while, but he remembers Knoxville, he said. Garner said he was humbled when Bruner approached him about the name for the new stadium. “The moral of the story, I guess, To page A-3

Sertoma Club donates $100k to fund Ijams camps

Outdoor connection

By Betsy Pickle Ijams Nature Center’s daycamp program will have a huge growth spurt this summer, and kids used to spending their summers indoors will get to experience nature and adventure thanks to the generosity of the West Knoxville Sertoma Club. No April foolin’: Randy Reagan, president of the club, will present a check for $100,000 to Ijams at a ceremony on Tuesday, April 1. The More kids than ever will be getting out on Mead’s Quarry nation from the West Knoxville Sertoma Club. In this phomoney will help fund two sumLake at Ijams Nature Center this summer to learn how to to, Jenny Newby, an Ijams staff member, and Isabel James canoe, kayak and paddleboard, thanks to a $100,000 do- enjoy canoeing on Mead Quarry Lake. Photo submitted To page A-3

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Heads up, the original concept of glasses with a cell phone taped to the side. It was intended to provide a “heads up” for people who walk around with their heads down, staring at cell phones and other devices, she explained. The primary benefit of the device is that it is hands-free. That allows the user to access information or view videos while doing something else. Browne imagines a broad range of uses for Glass in the medical field, from taking inventory to collecting information from patients. She also thinks Glass could be useful in the classroom by providing teachers with immediate feedback and giving students the opportunity to learn virtually. For sheer practical-

Hanlon Coffin, right, of J.P. Coffin, talks with Nikki Edgemon, left, of Lily Pad Boutique at the fundraising fashion show for Historic Ramsey House.

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preserving history By Sherri Gardner Howell Weather be … Well, you know. Guests at “A Celebration of New Spring Fashions” on Tuesday could leave the impending and frustrating forecasts outside as they escaped to better days ahead at a gala fundraiser for Historic Ramsey House. The annual fashion show was the 13th for Ramsey House and offered a format that helped guests shake off those winter doldrums. Doors to Cherokee Country Club opened at 10:30 a.m. for the event, which first offered a shopping experience. Boutiques and other vendors offered clothing, jewelry, gifts, accessories for the home, flowers and plants for shoppers. Just before noon, guests were escorted to the dining room for a luncheon and fashion show. On the runway with a healthy dose of spring were fashions from five area boutiques: Paris

From page A-1 ity, Browne wears her Glass whenever she’s doing something with her hands but needs to be able to answer the phone. She expects the device to be available for purchase by the end of the year with a price between $350 and $650. She participated in a “virtual hangout” with other Glass explorers across the country to demonstrate the video capability of the device. Browne specializes in bringing people together to discuss new technology, and some of her hangouts are broadcast live on the Internet. “We come up with cool ideas that way,” she said. For more information about Browne’s experience as a Google Glass explorer:

Now ‘pitching’

Patricia Cappiello, modeling for Janice Ann’s Fashions, and Jean Rhyne, for The Silk Purse, take a runway pause at Cherokee Country Club.

Sharon Cottrell, left, and Vickie Anderson prepare to take the catwalk for Paris Apartment Boutique. Photos by Nancy Anderson

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is you better be nice to your teammates because one day, 50 years later, they may want to put your name on something they’re building,” he said. “It certainly makes me feel good about it. Jim and all the rest of the guys, we’re still good friends.” The baseball highlights came largely during Garner’s 1967 senior season at Bearden. That spring, with Bruner pitching and playing first, the Bulldogs claimed the region championship before falling to eventual state champion Tennessee High at substate. After Bearden, Garner went on to an All-American career at the University of Tennessee, where he was the 1969 NCAA homerun champion. In the 1979 World Series, Garner hit a

series-best .500 (12-of-24) as the Pittsburgh Pirates won their fifth world title. In his final at bat as a professional, Garner said he saw evidence of the world coming full circle in a way he’ll never forget, much like next month’s ceremonies. The same umpire who’d rung him up on three pitches during his first at bat 16 years earlier put him on first with a walk on a 3-2 count. Local artist Jamie Lee Sealander did the bust of Garner that will greet visitors at the stadium. The Bearden boosters, led by president Darryl Kizer, have spearheaded the renovations to the school’s baseball facilities. On page B2: Marvin West remembers Phil Garner

Outdoor connection Apartment Boutique, J.P. Monies raised will be Coffin, Lily Pad, Janice used for the preservation Ann’s Fashions and The of Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike. Silk Purse.

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Knox County Council PTA will present “Light It Up Blue,” a discussion of autism, Wednesday, April 2, at Bearden United Methodist Church, 4407 Sutherland Avenue. A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. (RSVP requested), and exhibitors will be on hand. A discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m. will include parent perspectives on raising children on the autism spectrum and post-high school options. Info and RSVP: Tonya Willis at or Lisa Wilkerson at

The city of Knoxville’s State Street Recycling Center and Goodwill Attended Donation Center will close on Friday, April 18, due to private redevelopment of the property, which is adjacent to the State Street Garage. Both the recycling and the donation center will relocate to a new site in a parking lot in the 200 block of Willow Avenue in the Old City. People can continue to donate items to Goodwill Industries at the new site, as well as place cardboard, mixed paper, newspaper, plastics, glass, and steel and aluminum cans into containers for collecting recyclables.

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Three eye Trustee’s office

When Frank Barnett met the queen Most everyone knows that our current governor, Bill Haslam, lives in West Knoxville on Sherwood Drive. However, very few people know that another governor (now retired) also lives in Knoxville less than a mile from the Haslam home. He is Frank Barnett, 80, former lieutenant governor and then governor of American Samoa (1975 to 1977) who lives on Orleans Drive in the Westlands.

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Barnett attended Bearden Elementary School when he grew up on Lonas Drive and graduated from old Knoxville High. He graduated from the University of Tennessee and UT College of Law. He was in practice with Howard Baker and Robert Worthington in the original Baker law firm. He worked for Gov. Winfield Dunn as an administrative aide and later served on the state Board of Regents, appointed by Gov. Don Sundquist. Barnett was appointed to leadership roles in American Samoa by Interior Secretary Rogers Morton, who worked for President Gerald Ford. American Samoa today has a population of roughly 55,000, according to the 2010 census. It elects its own governors. Barnett recalls the fourday visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Samoa in February 1977 as the highlight of his tenure. He and his wife, Carolyn, were hosts for the queen and Prince Philip, who arrived on a British Airways flight but departed on the Britannia, the queen’s yacht, which is now decommissioned and berthed near Edinburgh and is open to the public for tours. The queen also visited Western Samoa, an independent nation. The Barnetts are probably the only residents of Knoxville today who have dined with Queen Elizabeth II on her yacht. Barnett as governor officially welcomed the queen and prince to American Samoa and rode with her from the airport to the Britannia in the harbor of Pago Pago (capital of American Samoa). He describes her today “as extremely gracious and well

Three Republicans – Barry Hawkins, Craig Leuthold and Ed Shouse – are running for Knox County Trustee this year. Barry Hawkins says the office is overstaffed. He says that current Trustee Craig Leuthold, who was appointed to the position last July after John Duncan III resigned after pleading guilty to a low-level felony for paying himself and staffers more than $18,000 in bonuses he knew they didn’t earn, “has clearly shown disregard for the taxpayers of Knox County.” Hawkins says Knox County’s trustee office employs Elizabeth II with Frank Barnett 40, while Hamilton County’s employs 15 and Metro Nashville employs 22. informed.” “I promise to staff the Barnett also attended trustee’s office comparable the National Governors’ to Hamilton and Davidson Conference and was incounties.” vited to the White House Hawkins, who worked in by President Carter, along the office for 17 years, says with other governors. he has “a clear understand■ The Eugenia Wiling of the waste and tax burliams House on Lyons View Pike continues to occupy top-level UT personnel. Even Deborah DiPietro, wife of the UT president, attended a recent tour. While UT is finally moving to study what the current leadership has inherited, it is unclear to this writer where it is all Before the summer is headed. Meetings will be over, the school board will closed to the public at a approve the district’s first time when the university charter school. could win points for a more open process. Butch Peccolo, who chairs the committee, noted Betty the house was vacant for 17 Bean years before UT acquired it by gift. However, he failed to mention that UT let the Last week, Steve Diggs house remain vacant for (executive director of the another 17 years, allowing further downgrading of the Emerald Youth Foundation, an organization that he house after accepting it. helped found in 1988 as an Prior UT administrations have contributed to the de- inner-city youth ministry that has done immense good terioration by neglect and even canceled a fundraising work with disadvantaged children in the years since) effort to be led by Jim and formally announced that Natalie Haslam to salvage Emerald Charter Schools the house. will submit an application Asked if the committee for a tuition-free, K-8 public plans to invite comments from the neighborhood and school, to be called Emerald Academy, on April 1. The the community in general, school board will vote it up UT spokesperson Gina Stafford said “input will not or down before the start of next school year. be sought at this point in They’ll vote yes. the initiative.” Somewhat The school is scheduled astonishing that the univerto open in August 2015 with sity would not seek input from neighbors and groups 120 kindergarten and firstgrade students who will be like Knox Heritage. called “scholars” and will Stafford carefully refers to the “Williams property,” wear uniforms. The school day will be from 8 a.m. to rather than the Williams 4 p.m., and the school year house. One wonders if there is already an unstated will be 190 days (10 more than other public schools). desire to demolish the The location has not yet house with the use of this language. However, anyone been determined, but the search is under way, and wishing to comment on so is fundraising. It’s going the Williams house and property may write Peccolo to happen. State law is favorable to charters, and it’s at 709 A Andy Holt Tower, gotten hard for local school Knoxville, TN 37996 or email him at cpeccolo@ten- districts to say no. The signs were there at

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dens placed on the citizens of Knox County.” Hawkins came under fire earlier this year by Commissioner Dave Wright for being the only Duncan staffer not to repay the $3,000 bonus for UT County Technical Assistance Services (CTAS) training he did not complete. Hawkins accused Wright of playing politics to help Shouse. Wright said he was reacting to a story in the News Sentinel. “After receiving payment I questioned (Duncan) about the CTAS payment, and he assured me that it was new office policy and procedure,” Hawkins said. “I (also) spoke with my office manager and chief of staff. I was in the process of completing my CTAS

designation then and soon after my job was eliminated. Hawkins said he did nothing wrong. “And I don’t ap- Hawkins preciate accusations otherwise.” Craig Leuthold says he is the only candidate who has the experience and knowledge of “the entire propertytax process from beginning to end,” having worked in both the property assessor’s and trustee’s offices. He is running on his results as interim trustee: “In eight months, we’ve collected more than $7.1 million over the previous year as of the last reporting period in February,” Leuthold said. “I’ve not hired anybody new. And I’ve had two quarterly audits, both showing that we were 100 percent compliant.” Leuthold attributes that

success to “a lot of hard work.” He disp u t e s Hawkins’ numbers about Metro Nashv ille’s s t a f f i n g , Leuthold saying the office staffs 22 full-time employees and five-six seasonal employees. He acknowledges that his office does employ 40 people, “33 full-time employees, six seasonal employees and myself. But Davidson County has no satellite offices. We have five. They don’t have bookkeeping and don’t do all the functions that we do. “The City County Building is not very accessible. The satellite offices are very important to keep open, especially for elderly or handicapped people. You can’t just park and walk right into this building.” To page A-5

Resistance is futile on Emerald’s proposed charter school

Noel Vasquez, Noble Chaney and Olivia Chaney model the Emerald Academy uniforms. Emerald Youth Foundation director Steve Diggs is at right. Photo by Betty Bean

the formal announcement: The house was packed with enthusiastic parents, kids, suits and neighborhood folks. EYF Community Development Director Kevin DuBose said he has conducted more than 60 small-group meetings all over the inner city and has involved parents, business leaders and pastors, collecting letters of support from 29 groups in the process. Community buy-in does not appear to be a problem, unlike unsuccessful charter efforts in the past. Diggs singled out Betty Sue Sparks, retired Knox County Schools administrator who is now the Cornerstone Principal in Residence at UT’s Center for Educational Leadership, which trains new principals. He thanked her for the work she’s done in planning

for academics and special education at the new school (yes, Emerald Academy will accept special-ed students). He also unveiled three groups: the ECS board of directors, a design team and a parent- and communityadvisory committee, which are packed with the names of all kinds of stakeholders. Refreshments were provided by the Knox County Schools Nutrition Department, which Diggs said will also be feeding the charterschool kids breakfast and lunch. On the iffy side, only two school-board members, Gloria Deathridge and Doug Harris, attended the meeting. But I’m still betting it happens. ■ Pam Trainor gained an opponent and lost the support of many of the

teachers who helped elect her to the school board four years ago when she voted to extend Superintendent James McIntyre’s contract in December. Last week, McIntyre took to Twitter to announce: “After examining options & much dialogue w/ Pam Trainor & Dr. (Roy) Miller I’m going to recommend a $1.3 million, 4-classroom addition to Mooreland Heights Elementary School.” ■ School politics spilled into the sheriff’s race last week when challenger Bobby Waggoner called out incumbent Jimmy “J.J.” Jones for sending his chief deputy to support McIntyre’s contract extension. Waggoner said he would keep out of others’ business and focus efforts on patrolling neighborhoods.

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Trustee’s race Leuthold closes the satellite offices each summer. His goals include making online payments easier, working with the city of Knoxville so that city residents receive only one statement and allowing residents to receive tax notices electronically. “Results matter. I was chosen (as interim) from 25 candidates. They wanted someone to come in here who would bring stability and leadership to the office and collect taxes. I’ve accomplished that and our employees have worked hard.” Ed Shouse, a current county commissioner and former member of City Council, said he decided to run for the office because of “all the instability and problems the office had for many years,” referring not only to Duncan’s

From page A-4 sure all accounts are audited and regularly balanced, take politics out of the office (i.e. not favoring one individual t r o u b l e s , or group over another) and but to for- identify efficiencies to save mer Trustee taxpayers money. Mike Lowe, “I have talked to perwho was sonnel in Chattanooga and i n d i c t e d Memphis, and it appears along with our staffing is high. Some four others of it is an apples or oranges in 2012 for comparison, but I’ll look felony theft closely at the personnel. Shouse and will “If the public wants somestand trial later this year. body who has been part of Shouse says the trustee is that office for the last 20 “the county banker.” years, then they can vote He said he worked at the for Craig Leuthold or Barry old Hamilton National Bank Hawkins. from the mid-1970s until “If they want someone 1990, leaving as vice presi- who has had part-time, dent and corporate trustee. elected government service “So, I’ve done similar and full-time, real-world work in the private sector.” business experience, then Shouse bought a rail- they should vote for me.” road 16 years ago and says Early voting starts April he has a small-business 16, and the primary election background that “gives me is May 6. The winner will unique qualifications.” face Democrat Jim Berrier His goals are to make in the general election Aug. 7.

Mature receiver makes a difference Long, long ago, just after the turn of the century, a mature athlete came down from the clouds and made a wonderful difference in Tennessee football.

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James Kelley Washington, Stephens City, Va., and points south, was 22 when he landed. He thought of himself as The Future. He may have given himself that nickname. He was confident. This was 13 years ago. Almost overnight, he became the busiest wide receiver on the team. He caught 70

passes for 1,080 yards, more than Donte Stallworth. He was honored as a freshman all-American. Some whispered behind Washington’s back that he was throw-the-ball-to-me selfish, more interested in individual stats than team success. Never would I or Casey Clausen say such a thing. Kelley helped the Volunteers go 11-2 and finish fourth in the nation. He killed LSU, 11 catches, 256 yards. Somewhere in a dustcovered file is a mundane question and famous answer that summarizes this man’s perspective: Are you surprised by the receptions and yards? “I expected it. I’ve always had an unbelievable amount of confidence in myself and my ability. It was just a mat-

City pensions: What are others doing? We recently reviewed the growing pension contributions required to fund the city’s “unsustainable” pension plan. Those have risen from $4.4 million a decade ago to $23.8 million in the new fiscal year and are projected to reach $31.5 million by 2019. We also reviewed the holding of the 1981 Blackwell case. Today, we look at what other cities are doing to head off financial crisis. The city of Chattanooga recently sat down with its police and firefighters and worked out a shared-cost approach to make their pension plan sustainable. Workers’ contributions will rise from 7-8 percent a year now to 11 percent of pay, and cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) will be

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reduced from 3 percent to 1.5 percent. These and other changes are projected to save Chattanooga an estimated $5 million per year and more than $225 million over the next 25 years. Chattanooga’s actions demonstrate that Blackwell does not control mutual pension solutions or freeze COLA. Think about it. COLA is not earned by time in service, nor is it a part of a core pension benefit formula (which Blackwell said

had three elements: benefit base pay, creditable years of service and the percentageof-pay applied to that service). COLA is essentially a perk that helps address changing inflation. It need not be extended or can be reduced where inflation subsides or it cannot reasonably be afforded. Knoxville currently provides an automatic 3 percent COLA increase, even when inflation is tame. That alone costs the taxpayers $1.1 million per year and compounds the future benefit base. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke observed, after its city council unanimously approved the revised plan: “Lots of cities are facing these issues, and it’s a rare city that’s actually been able

to accomplish what we did tonight. We put the fund on the right track, we’re able to look retirees in the eye and tell them they’re going to get the benefits they expect, and we did so while saving Chattanooga taxpayers $227 million.” Memphis is also working to avoid the overwhelming burden of its existing pension. Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton recently announced a “long-term solution” to Memphis’ underfunded pension. It would substitute a defined contribution plan to cover all employees not vested (less than 10 years’ service) in Memphis’ definedbenefit plan. That would switch some 40 percent of workers (2,428 of the city’s

6,135 employees) to a 401(k) type plan, under which the employees would contribute 8 percent of pay, and the city would add an 8 percent match. A shared burden. Nearby cities like Lexington, Ky., and Jacksonville, Fla., have likewise worked out employee accords to salvage high-cost pension plans and their cities from financial ruin. Private industry has found ways to exit open-ended plans, in some cases substituting paid-up annuities for past service and switching to portable contributory savings plans. There are many paths to fiscal soundness. Change is constant. Survivors must adapt or perish. Knoxville’s old pension

ter of time and opportunity.” I don’t recall the context and can’t swear to the precise accuracy, but that is at least close. Washington didn’t do much in an injury-plagued second year and was too soon gone, to the NFL, his second professional adventure. He played minor-league baseball before college. I hadn’t thought of Kelley Washington in a long time. New Volunteer receiver Von (or Lavon, if you prefer) Pearson restored the memory. Pearson is also from Virginia (Newport News). He is also mature, soon to be 23. Just for fun, he calls himself a freak of nature. He is very talented, 6-3 and 185 and can jump and run – higher and faster than Washington. To page A-6

plan places all the market risk on the city. It was hammered when those markets tanked in 2001-02 and 2008-09. Future market pain cycles will come. The plan has morphed into a $24 million per year albatross. It was found “unsustainable” by a broad-based employee/citizen task force. There is more than one cause that brought us to this state. Some point to changes made in the ’90s without proper funding. We can play the blame game or fix it. Kicking the can down the road is not a prudent option. Everyone wins with a financially sound plan. Public officials and employees need to sit down and work through these issues. Negotiate prudent changes and put a charter amendment on the ballot. Let the people decide.


pring is here, and with it comes the fourth annual Spring Open House at UPSTAIRS! Bobby Brown and Todd Richesin invite you to join them Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, from 10 to 5 both days, as they unveil their latest spring collections of home décor, antiques, gifts, and jewelry at this annual event. UPSTAIRS is a unique lifestyle boutique located in the former Up and Down Gas Station, at the corner of Kingston Pike and Lyons View Pike. Bobby and Todd attend markets and antique shows throughout the United States and Europe in search of unusual items of great quality and value. Just in time for the Spring Open House are new arrivals from gift and accessory markets, as well as a beautiful selection of antique furniture and accessories. Seasonal décor is one of the things UPSTAIRS has become known for, and the Easter decorations are exceptional. Bethanny Lowe and Lori Mitchell have designed whimsical and colorful Easter creations that will become part of your annual holiday traditions. With an incredibly friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable sales staff, UPSTAIRS continues to receive rave reviews from loyal customers. UPSTAIRS has become the go-to source for gifts, home décor, antiques … and the latest category, jewelry. Bobby and Todd take their unique approach to buying items for the home and apply it to their jewelry selection. They look for quality, artistry, style, and value. Several new lines have been added, which include New York designer Julie Vos, Gypsy and Silver Seasons, as well as an excellent selection of their staple lines which include KariBeth, Mary James, Val Colbert, and Vincent Peach. During this Spring Open House event, Nashville jewelry designer KariBeth will be having a Trunk Show featuring her newest jewelry designs. KariBeth is the first jewelry line carried by UPSTAIRS, and her one-of-a-kind creations continue to be customer favorites. She creates each of her pieces by hand, layering found heirlooms of bygone eras and turning them into wearable pieces of art. No two are the same. Each piece is truly unique. Please join us Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, from 10 to 5, as we celebrate our Spring Open House and welcome KariBeth with her amazing jewelry trunk show.

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lard Auditorium. But there’s still plenty of time to catch them. They’ll be performing at UT’s Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3. If you’re new to chamber music or classical music in general, this concert is one you’d definitely enjoy, as the program includes works by Haydn and Beethoven – two titans of the genre – as well as music by Erich Korngold, who is considered one of the founders of film music. His romantic, tuneful style makes him a favorite with listeners.

And if you’re already a classical-music fan, you know what a treasure the Doric String Quartet is. Described by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the finest young string quartets” whose members are “musicians with fascinating things to say,” the group won first prize in the 2008 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in Japan, second prize at the Premio Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition in Italy, and the Ensemble Prize at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany. They typically play to sold-out houses all over the world. All members currently live in London. Randisi-Hooker has a personal connection with the four. They are all close

friends of a former student of hers, Bartholomew LaFollette. “It was through Bart that I first brought the Doric to Knoxville in January of 2012,” she says. He’s recorded the Korngold Sextet for Strings with them, a fact that makes his former teacher glow with pride. In addition to maintaining a busy teaching studio, Randisi-Hooker is tireless in her promotion of local classical-music performance and education. She is on the board of the Joy of Music School and the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association and a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, the American String Teachers Association and the National Federation of Music Teachers. And she’s dedicat-

ed to the Tuesday Morning Musical Club, which, along with ORCMA, is co-sponsoring the Doric’s visit. Founded in 1897 as Knoxville’s first presenting musical organization, the TMMC was established “for the purpose of performing good music and bringing good music to Knoxville.” Each month the club’s meetings feature performances by members and guests. “We are trying to raise our profile in the community and to also raise money for scholarships for high school students who want to continue their studies,” Randisi-Hooker states. If you’d like to support the TMMC, visit them on Facebook at Meanwhile, in addition to their concerts, the Doric String Quartet members are spending lots of time during their East Tennessee visit working with UT string majors and exceptional high school students. RandisiHooker is enjoying not only hearing them, but visiting with them. “They’re charming, they’re lovely,” she says. “And they so deserve an audience. They’re just spectacular!” The Doric String Quartet’s performance at the UT School of Music is free and open to the public. The event takes place Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. in the Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall. Info:

“Now” was the operative word. Wide receiver coach Zach Azzanni’s first contact with Pearson is a good tale. Coach had to walk a few miles to make it happen. Motivation was self defense. His rental car bogged down in ice and snow coming out of Reno. The coach was ill equipped for bad-weather hiking – no coat, just gym

shoes and a pullover – but he was absolutely determined to see Von Pearson. Bad trip turned good, more than worth the effort. Azzanni got a delightful first impression of the obscure star. “We went out to see him practice and fell in love with him. He’s humble, he’s hungry and he’ll do anything.”

Von Pearson did a lot for Feather River. He led all junior college receivers with 1,598 yards, was second in catches with 90 and fourth with 12 touchdowns. Of course he accepted the UT scholarship offer. When your path has been mediocre high school grades to McDonald’s to Feather River, Neyland Stadium is high atop the world. Later, Von

became a four-star prize. I predict he’ll fit right in. He and young Josh Malone and an improving Marquez North will add zest to the anemic passing game. They may even make quarterbacks look better. If you want to speculate on which receiver will be more productive, pick the old guy. This could be a case of history repeating itself.

Knoxville audiences can hear the world-class Doric String Quartet – violinist Jonathan Stone, violist Hélène Clément, violinist KSO cellist Alicia RandisiHookers Photo by Larry Miller Alex Redington and cellist John Myerscough – at UT’s Powell Recital Hall this Thursday evening. Photo submitted

Just spectacular Alicia Randisi-Hooker, cellist for the Knoxville Symphony and president of the Tuesday Morning Musical Club, is so excited about the Doric String Quartet that she can’t think of enough superlatives to describe them. “These guys are absolutely world class!” she exclaims. “I mean, they play Wigmore Hall and the Phillips Collection, for heaven’s sake!” she says, referring to two of the “holy shrines” of chambermusic performance, the first located in London, the second in Washington, D.C. “We’re so lucky to have them

Marvin West He is in the process of making an immediate difference in Tennessee football. Pearson was not a gift from above, but he did come from an unlikely place, Feather River Community College, Quincy, Calif., just a little west of the Nevada bor-

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Carol’s Corner come to Knoxville.” By the time you read this the young quartet, known for their charisma, wit and sparkling style, will have already performed one concert in Oak Ridge at the Pol-

From page A-5 der, a small town born during the gold rush, the Sierra Nevada as a backdrop. Tennessee, some degree of desperate to improve its passing game, found him in a comprehensive video study of America. Butch Jones had everybody looking everywhere for playmakers.

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Feline resurrection Listen, I will tell you a mystery! We will not all die, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. (I Corinthians 15: 51-52 NRSV)

Melody Prettyman, left, encourages Kathy Wolcott to taste her vegan, gluten-free entrée.

Vegan chef Melody Prettyman tosses a spinach salad, a powerhouse of nutrition, for diners who attended her “Dinner and Health Seminar” Wednesday at Grace Seventh-day Adventist Church. Photos by Nancy Anderson

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lifestyle changes, not diets By Sherri Gardner Howell Melody Prettyman is interested in changing your lifestyle. Doing so is not only her passion, but her ministry. The chef brought her message of a healthy lifestyle to Grace Seventh-day Adventist Church, 9123 South Northshore Drive, on Wednesday, where she not only talked about her journey and beliefs, but stirred things up in the kitchen by preparing some of her favorites.

Prettyman began her ministry, Your Healthy Helper, in 2009. She travels nationally, conducting health and natural remedies seminars like the dinner and presentation at Grace. Her own story is one of a realization that her own lifestyle wasn’t healthy, leading her to begin researching and experimenting in the kitchen. With a passion for cooking, she says was in the middle of experimenting with different recipes when

she was diagnosed with Celiac disease, which then forced her to make substitutes for the most widely accepted vegetarian products. Her motto, she says, is “Food got us into this condition, and food will get us out.” She lost more than 100 pounds my moving to a diet of plant-based food. Prettyman told the group that “Diets aren’t healthy. Health is a lifestyle geared toward eliminating processed foods.” Her reci-

pes feature alternatives to wheat flour, sugar and oils, and she encourages organic whole foods and non-genetically modified organism herbs and spices. Kathy Wolcott, who is the health minister for Grace Seventh-day Adventist Church, said the dishes were “flavorful and delicious.” Prettyman has a recipe book, “Simply Yummy,” that is available on her website: w w w.melody pret t y ma n. com.

Friends and Family Day at Sentertown The Rev. Keith Elliot, pastor of Sentertown Missionary Baptist Church, welcomes the Rev. Ben Lewis to Friends and Family Day. “The Rev. Lewis is an excellent man of God with an important message for us all. We’re pleased to have him with us,” said Elliot. Photo by Nancy Anderson

EGG HUNTS ■ Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church, 7752 Oak Ridge Highway, Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12. Pancake breakfast will be served by the Beaver Ridge United Methodist Men. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures and there will be candy and crafts for the kids. Egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. Info: 690-1060 or www.

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absence of her toys. I am sure that she was thinking, “Sheesh, guys, I was only gone a couple of days!” We say the Apostles’ Creed each Sunday in our church, a statement of faith that says, in part, “I believe in … the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.” I confess that I can believe in the resurrection of the body without understanding how that happens or exactly what it looks like. I can trust the Lord to make all those arrangements. Paul was apparently in the same boat. He said, “… I will tell you a mystery.” He didn’t understand, couldn’t imagine any more than you or I can, how that would happen. But he believed with every fiber of his being that it was so, and true and reliable. And so do I. Here, however, is where I disagree with Paul. He declares that all of this resurrection would happen “at the last trumpet,” with Christ’s triumphant return to Earth. I believe that – as one parishioner put it – “there is no dark place.” I believe that we die and are received into the Everlasting Arms immediately. Death and resurrection are not separated by centuries of waiting. I believe that we return to the Love that created us, and that we live forevermore in that Presence. And I dearly hope that our kitty cats and puppy dogs will be there as well!


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(Apropos of nothing to do with this column, I never read the Scripture verse quoted above without remembering the sign on the nursery door in a church where I worked. It was true: All the babies did not sleep, but all of them were changed, if need be!) Admittedly, I have to be careful here. I don’t intend to be irreverent or thoughtless or – God forbid! – hurtful. I actually considered saving this column until Easter but decided that really would be a bit much. So, stay with me, and take this in the spirit in which it is intended. One day I noticed a pile of fur in the road in front of our house. I looked carefully, from a distance, and realized it was not our beloved Kitty Kat; she has been trained not, emphatically not, to venture into the road. The cat in the road was clearly dead, but it was not a cat I recognized, and not knowing whom to contact, I decided to leave well enough alone. It disappeared fairly quickly, and I assumed it had been duly buried. Turns out, it had. Our neighbor Johnny told us about it some days later. He also had seen the forlorn body in the road, and he gathered it up with love and sorrow, took it home and gave it a proper feline funeral. He and his wife buried all their cat’s toys with the deceased kitty and cried a tear, or several, over their loss. About two days later, their cat came home! She sauntered in, nonchalantly, meowing her hunger and purring her pleasure at being home. Johnny and his wife looked at her, then at each other, and then at the small mound of fresh dirt in their yard. They were able to laugh about it, but their cat was clearly displeased at the



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Shine a light on autism Knox County Council PTA will present “Light It Up Blue,” a discussion of autism, Wednesday, April 2, at Bearden United Methodist Church, 4407 Sutherland Ave. A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. (RSVP requested) and exhibitors will be on hand. A discussion from noon to 1:30 p.m. will include parent perspectives on raising children on the autism spectrum and post-high school options. Info and RSVP: Tonya Willis at jtcwillis@att. net or Lisa Wilkerson at

Bearden High School students (front) Boyoung Nam, Marianne Dodson, Lexie McCarty, (back) Bearden High School senior Zane Gray tries on the costume Anna Smith and Lizzy Noon also will attend Governor’s School. for his character, Mr. Bennett, as contracted set designer and costume coordinator Sarah Kerley assists. Photos by S. Barrett She said she enjoys the creative freedom of the theater. Lexie will study theater technology at MTSU. Sophomore Anna Smith will study musical theater at MTSU. She performed in her first production in the 6th grade and has been hooked since. Advanced acting students “The theater is my home,” at Bearden High School will said Anna. “I like to be perform the Jane Austen someone on stage that I’m classic “Pride and Prejunot in real life.” After colSara dice” in the auditorium 7:30 lege, Anna plans to act proBarrett p.m. Thursday through Satfessionally. urday, April 3-5, with an adSophomore Lizzy Noon ditional matinee show 2:30 will learn about internap.m. on Saturday. Admistional studies at the Univerfrom Bearden High School sion is $8. sity of Memphis. She hopes who will attend Governor’s Students modeled their to have a career in internaSchool this summer. Becostumes last week to make tional business after college cause of spring break, about sure they would present well and said her love of travel half the group was unavailunder the stage lighting. and the goal to become able. This week we’re meet“a more worldly person” ing the rest of the bunch. ■ The rest of the helped steer her decision of Junior Boyoung Nam will chosen ones study fine arts at MTSU. She Bearden High School students (front) Lindsay Howard, Elisa- international studies. Sophomore Lindsay Last week, I introduced started drawing about five beth Nebenfuehr, (back) Christian Deel and Tylor Sherrod will Howard and junior Elizayou to several students years ago and said she en- head to Governor’s School this summer. beth Nebenfuehr will study dance at MTSU. This is Lindsay’s 11th joys how she can communi- man year, she now hopes to year dancing, and she’s encate emotions or a personal be a journalist after college. joyed the friendships she’s experience through her art. “Writing is such an expres- made from the experience. Junior Marianne Dodson sion of ideas,” said Mari- “I also enjoy having somewill study writing at UT- anne. “There is meaning thing I’m committed to,” Martin. Marianne said her behind everything you say.” said Lindsay. Junior Lexie McCarty is a dad’s job as a newspaper Elizabeth has danced for editor never interested her stage technician for the the- seven years and hopes to and she even found it boring ater department and hopes someday be a physical therat times. But after taking a to major in production de- apist for dancers. Both Elizjournalism class her fresh- sign and stage management. abeth and Lindsay dance at Studio Arts. Junior Christian Deel will study guitar at MTSU and hopes to be a music or performance major in colA quick, painless procedure can lege. After getting a few lesput hemorrhoids behind you. sons from his dad, Christian took off with the instrument Have you put off treatment for hemorrhoids and now enjoys playing inbecause of concerns about painful surgery SPECIALS OF THE WEEK! SAVE $$$ strumental pieces. He has and a long recovery? Our non-invasive, been playing the guitar for '12 Ford Edge Sport, loaded, nav, roof, 22" wheels! R1526 ...................................... $30,900 non-surgical procedures make hemorrhoid eight years. '11 Chrysler 300 C, 1-owner, loaded, nav, xtra clean! R1491 ..................................... $24,900 relief easier than ever before. Sophomore Tylor Sher'13 Ford Escape SE, 4x4 ecoboost, 1-owner, low miles! R1557....................................$23,500 rod will study vocal music at MTSU. He has been singing '12 Ford Focus SE, certified pre-owned, auto, 1-owner! R1523 ........................................$15,900 since the 8th grade and has Price includes $399 dock fee. Plus tax, tag & title WAC. Dealer retains all rebates. Restrictions may apply. See dealer for details. Prices good through next week. inspired his younger sister to sing, too. “My family is really sports oriented,” said Tylor, who said initially his musiA Division of Premier Surgical Associates cal interests really shook things up. He hopes to maRay Varner Travis Varner Dan Varner jor in vocal performance 2026 N. Charles Seivers Blvd. • Clinton, TN 37716 and sing professionally or Request an appointment online at 457-0704 or 1-800-579-4561 be a music educator day.

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Special arts festival A Very Special Arts Festival, a unique Dogwood Arts Festival event, will be held 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at West High School. Admission is free. The event will showcase the artistic achievements of Knox County school-aged disabled students. Student art will include dancing, drama, music and visual arts. There will be crafting workshops, demonstrations and a mobile exhibit from the Knoxville Zoo.

SCHOOL NOTES Webb School of Knoxville ■ An admissions open house will be held for grades 6-12 for the 2014-2015 school year 9 a.m. Thursday, April 10, in the central building. Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m. RSVP: Christy Widener, 291-3830, or visit openhouses6-12.

West Hills Elementary ■ Box Tops for Education from General Mills products and Labels for Education from Campbell’s products are being collected to purchase supplies for the school. Labels can be dropped off outside the school entrance in the library book drop box, or they can be mailed to: West Hills Elementary School, 409 Vanosdale Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909. Info: email Jill Schmudde, jschmudde@ Chick-fil-A will give 10 percent of sales back to WHES from 5 to 8 p.m. each Thursday. This offer is valid at the location in West Town Mall or at 7063 Kingston Pike. Keep your receipt and turn it in to the school.

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The Celtics claimed the 7-8 recreation basketball league title by beating the Rockets 35-32. The Celtics’ season record was 8-1, and their tournament record was 3-0. Pictured are (front) William Myers, Caden Cheverton, Alex Browning and Harris Eddins; (middle) Austin Haun, John Testerman, Sam Cecil and Trey Kirk; (back) coaches Gary Brill and Roger Cecil. Photos submitted The Grizzlies beat the Tropics 26-17 to snag the 7-8 team league tournament win. The Grizzlies were unbeaten in both the regular season and in the tournament. Pictured are (front) Finn Winters, Hank Johnson, Alex Hendrickson and Owen Winters; (middle) Dane Britton, John Whitesell, Cooper Everett and Ned DeLozier; and (back) coach John Winters.

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basketball champs Knox Youth Sports basThe Knicks won the 5-6 boys basketball league championship 20-14 over the Nuggets. The ketball is a recreation proKnicks’ tournament record was 3-0. Pictured are assistant coach Paul Piers, players Jack Rappe, gram created to develop Blaise Neff, Sean Capshaw, Cole Piers, Abram Ward, Carson Asbaty and head coach Ray Asbaty. the skills of boys and girls ages 4-12. The recreational league offers both practice time as well as guaranteed playing time. Recreational Team League is for coaches who wish to bring their own team to the league. Games

and practices for both leagues are in gyms around West Knoxville. Games are played on Saturdays (Sundays after 1 p.m.). KYS basketball leagues are developmental and many players each season are new to the game. The Rec League has teams of players who attend

a KYS tryout and are drafted in each age group. The Rec Team League, new this year, is composed of teams of players from the same neighborhood, school or other sports team, or players who are friends that just want to play together. Info: www.

Elect The Hornets have been named Knox Youth Sports’ 7-8 girls basketball tournament champs. The team was 3-0 in the tournament. Pictured are (front) Lauren Thompson, Abigail Wilson, Kennice Taylor, Kaili Doctor, Claire Morgan, Emma Cooke and Rylie Lucas; (back) coaches Jeff Thompson and Bubba Lucas.


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Republican Primary: May 6, 2014 The Running Rebels beat the Suns 31-15 to win the 9-10 boys basketball championship. The Running Rebels’ season record was 10-0 and tournament score was 3-0. Pictured are (front) Kizer Rosa, Bryce Rivers, Timmy Zitzman, Jon Kill, Thomas Cunningham, Patrick Holecek, Marshall Harkrider and Evan Kilburn; (back) assistant coach Irving Rosa and head coach Greg Kill.

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Unsung heroes: the sandwich generation

Getting the scoop on broadcasting Enjoying the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce Networking event with hosts from Journal Broadcast Group are (front) Faris Ashkar with Unique Creations in Wood; Amy Chandler with Johnson Service Group; Bettye Sisco with Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce; (back) Chris Protzman with Journal Broadcast Group; and Jon Keck with 3 Degrees Advertising & Marketing Design. Photo by Nancy Anderson

The Pew Research Center states that nearly 15% of Americans aged 40 to 59 are providing financial support to both an aging parent and a child. This means that approximately 13 million Americans are faced with the burden of directly supporting their two surrounding generations—as a result, this group has been aptly named “the sandwich generation.” This sandwich generation is facing ever-increasing responsibilities in tending to the health-related needs of their parents, while also supporting adult-aged children; particularly in the face of the recent economic hardship in the United States. Aside from the financial burden that can exist in these conditions, it is the emotional toll that is often forgotten. Data suggests that nearly four in ten Americans of the sandwich generation provide emotional support to both their parents and to their grown children. As a direct result of being spread thin from this emotional support, members of the sandwich generation are suffering from increased rates of depression, marriage difficulties, and anxiety due to the nature of the demands on their time and finances.

Being pulled in so many directions is made even more difficult by being unable to get help from the very family members you are providing for! There is only so much that one person can do—as a spouse, a son or daughter, a father or mother, a caregiver, a breadwinner, a provider, and a support system. It is important for those in this position to understand what needs are not being met for all people involved, and begin making strides to get help from outside the household in filling the gaps.

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UPCOMING AT AREA CHAMBERS Knoxville Chamber of Commerce ■ Legislative Briefing: Budget Panel Discussion 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 4 Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square, Suite 201

■ TNCPE Application Writing Workshop 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 Admission: $295 ($245 for members) Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square, Suite 201

■ Bright Ideas: Step-up the Conversation by Terry Crow, Starfish Performance Consultants, LLC 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 Admission: $35 ($25 for members) Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square, Suite 201

■ Exclusive Premier Partner Event Featuring Coach Butch Jones 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 17 Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike For Premier Partner members only

■ Baldrige for Beginners: Criteria for Performance Excellence 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15 Admission: $295 ($245 for members) Knoxville Chamber, 17 Market Square, Suite 201

■ Groundbreaking: Mountain Commerce Bank 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22 Mountain Commerce Bank, 6115 Kingston Pike

Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce ■ Networking: Farragut High School Education Foundation with McAlister’s Deli 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 3 McAlister’s Deli, 11140 Parkside Drive ■ Annual Auction and Dinner 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 11 Rothchild’s Catering & Conference


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Find some pizzazz at Perpendicular By Anne Hart If you’re feeling as if you could use a quick pick-meup after our long, dreary winter, take a look around: Could your house also use a little something new to add a bit of pizzazz about now, too? And what about your friends? Wouldn’t an unexpected gift from you put smiles on their faces? You know the answers to all that. And you know the place to go. It’s Perpendicular in Southern Market. Yes, spring has slowly come creeping in, and when Southern Market, 5400 Homberg Drive, hosts its annual Spring Fling celebration this Thursday through Saturday, Perpendicular, one of its premiere shops, will be ready with “frivolous, irresistible objects for you to fill your lovely homes and adorn yourselves and your friends.” That’s all according to Mitzi Mayer, who started Perpendicular more than five years ago and has now merged her business with the interior-design business of longtime friend Dawn

Sherrill. The two met as 5th graders at Willow Brook Elementary School in Oak Ridge and have been best friends ever since. Sherrill’s parents own the Kittrell Paint and Wallpaper store in Oak Ridge. She grew up working there, and the love of color and design she developed from that experience prompted her to get a degree in interior design from the University of Tennessee. She’s been working in interior design for 20 years now and has also traveled with Mayer to Europe on buying trips for Perpendicular. The merger of the two businesses offers clients of both women the opportunity to revitalize their homes from top to bottom or to add just a few things to give the place a much-needed lift and a bright, new look. In addition to the design services now offered, Perpendicular has several lines of lighting and furniture, including an upholsteredfurniture line manufactured by a father and son in North

Egyptian doctor discusses country’s revolution By Bonny C. Millard

Dawn Sherrill and Mitzi Mayer in their design and gift shop, Perpendicular, at Southern Market. Photos by Anne Hart

Just a peek at some of the many items for the home Carolina and a line of natural and gift-giving available at tables from an Alabama arti- the shop. san who uses wood left over from the tornado that hit that lamps to rugs and more. state a few years ago. Perpendicular is always Perpendicular also car- fun to visit. If you can’t get ries several lines of party by the shop, Mayer and goods printed with the theme Sherrill are often found at “Peace, Love and Rocky Top,” charity and community a line of jewelry called Lizzy events. Next up: the Talahi J, which uses bullet cases in Plant Sale, sponsored by its design, and a multitude Knoxville Garden Club, at of items for the home, from Lakeshore Park on April 12.

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School board candidates at PSCC

By Heather Beck

The Magnolia Avenue Campus of Pellissippi State Community College will host a forum for Knox County school board candidates beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1. The forum will be moderated by John Becker of WBIR-TV. It is sponsored by the League of Women

Voters of Knoxville/Knox County and the Knox County Teachers Association. The community is invited to the free event. At the April 1 forum, the second of two such events, the campus will host candidates from districts 4, 7 and 9. The audience will be able to submit questions for the candidates to answer.

“We hope that citizens will inform themselves about the substance of the questions and pay careful attention to the candidates’ responses, and that many voters will attend the forums,” said Kim Lauth, area LWV president. “An informed citizen is the best assurance of democracy at work.”

Rosalyn Tillman, dean of the Magnolia Avenue Campus, says the site is proud to be hosting the forum: “This is an exceptionally important opportunity for our students and our community to be engaged in the political decision-making process.” The Magnolia Avenue Campus is at 1610 E. Magnolia Ave. Info: magnolia or call 865-329-3100.

Egyptian physician Nohier Elmedany says she has been encouraged about her own country’s struggles against government corruption by studying the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight against discrimination. Elmedany spoke to the Rotary Club of Knoxville Tuesday about her homeland and its political upheavals as well as other historical and geographical details. The physician is currently a Hubert H. Humphrey fellow at Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. The fellowship lasts for a year, and she is in East Tennessee learning about community colleges. She said she has been studying King and realizes his fight for civil rights took many years while the Egyptian revolution is in its infancy, starting with the ouster of a 30year regime in 2011. The struggle continues after a second revolt last summer resulted in the removal of a similar leader. The Internet has played a large role in helping Egyptians make their voices heard, she said. With 16 million Facebook users, Egypt has the highest number of users of all the Arab countries, she said, adding that social media increased communications during the times of conflict. Elmedany said the revolts have affected the

country’s tourism, an economic mainstay. However, she was quick to stress that Egypt is a peaceful population that is only fighting against a corrupt regime. Cairo’s biggest problem is the traffic, she Dr. Elmedany said, laughing. Humor was evident throughout her PowerPoint presentation. One slide indicated that she would discuss “7,000 years of history,” but she quickly jumped to more recent times. Elmedany shared information about the country’s population, economy and Nobel Prize winners. Prior to her current fellowship, Elmedany served five years at the Egyptian Ministry of Health in healthcare administration. She is also the medical manager of both the medical laboratory and the blood bank of one of Cairo’s largest hospitals. Her work has been recognized with three international awards: the Goldman Sachs Foundation Fellowship, the Yousef Jameel Public Leadership Award by the American University in Cairo and her current fellowship. Rotary Club of Knoxville meets at noon on Tuesdays at the Marriott, 502 E. Hill Ave. Info: www.


Step up your Spring Slim-down exercise program with the Strawberry Laser! Despite some late March snow showers, it’s officially springtime in East Tennessee. It’s a great time to get moving, slim up, and shed those extra pounds you may have packed on over the winter. There’s a revolutionary new tool to help you get the best results from your spring exercise program: the Strawberry Laser. First introduced in London, the Strawberry Laser’s cold laser technology is now available in the United States. Elite Skin and Laser Center is the first facility to bring this amazing treatment to Knoxville. The Strawberry Laser is an FDA-approved, painless liposuction alternative that produces non-invasive inch-loss and body contouring by shrinking fat cells. With each 30-minute treatment, unwanted fat is naturally released

from the body via the lymphatic system. Strawberry Laser body contouring treatments are ideal for 2 types of people: those that are already following a healthy diet and lifestyle and want to remove localized pockets of fat from their abdomen, legs, or arms, OR those who want to use the recommended lifestyle protocol to jump-start their slimming efforts as motivation for maintaining a healthier and slimmer lifestyle.

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treatment includes a 10-minute session on our Whole Body Vibration unit to increase circulation and more quickly drain melted fat away. While measurable results can be seen as soon as the first treatment, for optimum lasting inch loss, an intensive “Slimmer You” program of at least 9 treatments over 3 weeks, combined with a sensible diet and exercise, is recommended. Add Strawberry Laser treatments to your training routine to see a smaller the fat cells (adipocytes) become. noticeably slimmer you this spring! The Strawberry Laser works in a similar For more information about the Strawberry Laser or other way, pulling the triglycerides from the fat Elite Skin & Laser Center procedures, visit www.eliteskincells. This results in millions of fat cells or call (865) 306-5757. becoming smaller, so inches are reduced off the waist, hips, thighs, and other treated areas. Exercising in conjunction with Strawberry Laser treatments further stimulates the fat reduction process.

During the treatment, low-level (cold) laser technology is used to painlessly What results can I expect? A series of 6-8 Strawberry treatments melt fat within the fat cells. The process is similar to exercise. When a per- results in noticeable body contouring son exercises, triglycerides are released results and targeted fat loss, depending from the fat cells. The more exercise, the on your metabolic rate and build. Each

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Coffee Break


mony with somebody like James Taylor, Elton John or Sarah McLachlan.

What is one word others often use to describe you?

A good listener – sorry, that’s two. I do give others my full attention.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I wouldn’t be such a people-pleaser.

What is your passion?

Singing, especially harmonizing. I started singing before I was 2, and I was singing harmony with a friend by second grade.

Michele Williams

If you’ve gone to any restaurant/bar in the Farragut area that has live music in the past seven years, you’ve probably heard Michele Williams singing in the trio Freequency. Williams and band mates Meredith and Kirk Whitehead have played nearly all the usual suspects – Irish Times, Cru, Seasons Innovative Bar & Grill, Smoky Mountain Brewery, Oskie’s, Willie’s Bar & Grill at Choto, Maddio’s and Mulligan’s. They perform classics by James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles along with songs by Alison Krauss, Collective Soul and Old Crow Medicine Show and even numbers from “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” They slide in originals when they can and have a CD coming out later this spring. Cover or original, Williams loves singing, especially harmonizing. She started singing before she was 2. Her mother, Lois, has reminded her that she started with jingles. “I would sing the Three Little Pigs song (from the Lay’s Meats commercials) and the Blue Circle (song) – “the hap-, hap-, happy place for hungry people.” The Knoxville native also got paid early on – her greatuncle and aunt gave her nickels for singing to them after church when she was a little girl, and before she was 20 she had toured with a band for the USO in Germany, Austria and Italy. But she majored in business at the University of Tennessee and ended up in the working world – 10 years in marketing at a plastics company in Halls, 22 years as office manager at a West Knoxville real estate firm – doing music as a sideline until she got laid off from the latter job about 18 months ago. It was the best thing that ever happened to her, she says. “I don’t view success as making a lot of money,” says Williams, who has been in bands consistently since she was 14. “I view it as following your heart. When I got laid off from my job, I was forced to follow it.” Always a positive person, she’s tried to work through her challenges – family issues, broken relationships, her layoff – through writing songs, which also ties into her approach to health. She runs, walks or bikes every other day, does yoga and Pilates and tries to eat healthy. “I figure I’m a late bloomer to this original songwriting, so I want to keep in shape,” the onetime lifeguard says. “I want to stick around a while and help other people heal like my songs have helped me heal. They’re therapy for me.” The harmony that she seeks within is reflected in the

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch?

Eckhart Tolle, “The Power of Now.” I’m an “Eckie” instead of a “Trekkie”! He has helped me to become an observer of my thoughts instead of getting pulled in by them. It all comes down to bliss; I have learned to be more instead of think.

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why?

Olivia Newton-John. She blew me away. I could make myself sound like her; I can mimic people. I love the sound of her voice, and I love her songs. I thought I could become a singer like that. music she creates with the Whiteheads in Freequency. From the start, “the three of us just harmonized so well together,” she says. “We resonated the same. We didn’t have to say, ‘You sing this part. I’ll sing this part.’ It just came, and it was kind of mystical.” Between her gigs and her income from two rental properties, one in the Farragut area, Williams is living comfortably enough to concentrate on her music. “There’s no way I could not sing and write right now. It’s opened me up to a whole new way of being.” Sit back and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Michele Williams.

I still can’t quite get the hang of … Straightening my hair.

What is the best present you ever received in a box?

My No. 36 Don McCleary Tennessee football jersey. He was a student teacher in PE at Chilhowee Elementary, and I was infatuated with him.

What is your social media of choice?

Facebook. It’s allowed me to invite 300 friends to my gigs.

What is the worst job you have ever had?

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie?

“I don’t chew my cabbage twice. And you ain’t seen the last of Ernest T. Bass.” – “The Andy Griffith Show”

I was a Kelly Girl right out of high school. They put me in an accounting job, and I didn’t know a debit from a credit. I know I messed up their books. I hope they’re still in business.

What are you guilty of?

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon?

Eating dark chocolate until it’s all gone. That’s, like, my favorite thing in the whole wide world.

What is your favorite material possession?

My 100-year-old upright piano. It came from a lady who taught music.

What are you reading currently? “A Course in Miracles.”

What was your most embarrassing moment?

Jumping down off of a fence at the ballpark when I was 8. My shorts stayed on the fence!

What are the top three things on your bucket list?

Sing on the stage at the Tennessee Theatre; study to become a sound healer in Sedona, Ariz.; and sing har-

I loved Casper. Of course I liked the Friendly Ghost because he was a nice ghost. And the Archies – because of the songs.

What irritates you?

Bigots. I can’t stand judgmental people. I think you have to walk in people’s shoes before you can cast the first stone.

What is your greatest fear?

Suffocating. I think it’s because of having asthma as a child. I’ve always been afraid of not being able to breathe. It can be your neighbor, club leader, bridge partner, boss, teacher – anyone you think would be interesting to Shopper News readers. Email suggestions to Betsy Pickle, Include contact information if you can.

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Art students visit

New York City Fifteen advanced art students and parents from Concord Christian School recently returned from a visit to New York City. The four-day itinerary reflected a cultural experience to enhance their classroom knowledge. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, CCS students saw paintings by artists such as Van Gogh, Cezanne, Monet, Degas and many others. The museum provided an unbelievable opportunity to actually observe art in person and not from a book or online. The students saw that a reproduction cannot compare to actually seeing the colors and textures of paint strokes. This experience was

one that the students will never forget. A stop at the Museum of Natural History and night ice skating at Rockefeller Center provided the perfect NYC experience. In addition to the museum, the group was able to visit a church plant started by the musical group Hillsong. The students were blessed with an insightful message and worship. Several of the students cited this encounter as one of the highlights of the trip. The group also visited Radio City Music Hall, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and the top of the Empire State building. The CCS students took a ferry to the Statue of Liberty

and were blessed to get tickets for the crown observation area. There are 354 steps to the crown, and everyone made it to the top! This was an incredible experience because the interior of Lady Liberty just re-opened to the public in August after being closed due to 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. The trip finished with the South Street Seaport Pier and the 9/11 memorial. These CCS juniors and seniors were between the ages of 3 and 4 when the terrorist attacks happened at the World Trade Center. Therefore, it was important for the students to understand this event and honor the people who died that day.

Roberts earns Eagle Scout Award Joshua Roberts, a member of Boy Scout Troup 59, recently earned the Eagle Scout Award. The 15-year-old Concord Christian School Freshman serves as a member of the Student Roberts Government Association. For his Eagle Project, he made paver pads for two outside picnic tables at ShangriLa Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR) and made one of the

table tops wheelchair-accesible to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Josh says his “life verse” is Joshua 1:9, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” “Josh’s project here at STAR not only reduced maintenance issues, but also allowed for inclusion of all our participants. No longer do we need to step off a sidewalk and walk through grass, but we can simply roll right up to the picnic table to join in the activities. Additionally, the table has been

modified so that those who use wheelchairs can fit under the extended end like they belong … and they do,” STAR executive director Lynn Petr stated. “Josh did an outstanding job on his Eagle Project. The tables and the bricking look phenomenal,” said John H. DeVault, facilities manager of STAR.“The whole emphasis of this project was to create a space that was accessible by wheelchair, and the fact that Josh caught such an oversight shows that he was truly aware of the purpose of this project and completed it above and beyond expectation.”

Jessica Mitchum, CCS art teacher Becky Fraser, Ashlyn Tucker, Courtney Jackson, Jane Francis Nowell, Trysten Kienzl, Andrew Childs and Maclean Dallery enjoy the advanced art trip to New York City.

UPCOMING EVENTS ■ April 3-4: FBC Consignment Sale ■ April 10: Elementary Spring Musical, “It’s All Because Of Jesus,” First Baptist Concord Worship Center ■ April 17: Grandparents’/Special Friends’ Day ■ April 25: 2nd Annual Fay Boston Memorial Art Show, First Baptist Concord Worship Center ■ April 28: 5th Annual Golf Tournament, Fox Den Country Club ■ May 1: Concord Christian School 5th through 12th Grade Chorus/ Band Spring Concert, “For a Time Such as this: An Evening of Instrumental and Choral Inspiration,” FBC Worship Center Call 966-8858 for times and details.

Is your child ready for kindergarten? It’s that time of the year when parents of 4- and 5-yearold children begin thinking about kindergarten. Oftentimes, the decision of whether to start kindergarten or do preK is foremost in parents’ minds. Elementary Principal Leigh Ledet shares tips and insights for parents. “Kindergarten can be an exciting time for families! It sets the stage for a child’s school career.”

How old must my child be to attend school? For the 2014-2015 school year, the state of Tennessee has changed the enrollment age. Starting this coming school year and for all school years thereafter, a child entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 15 [T.C.A. 49-6-201(b)(3)]. A child does not have to enroll in school at 5 years of age, but enrollment must occur no later than the child’s 6th birthday. T.C.A. 496-3001(c)(1); SBE Rule 052001-03-.03(10)(a).

What is kindergarten readiness? Ledet reminds us that age is only one factor to consider

when making the decision about Kindergarten. “There is no single factor that determines whether a child is ready for kindergarten. Instead, look at the whole child and focus on their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development.” Kindergarten Readiness takes into account where the child is in the process of being able to learn. Observations and recommendations from preschool and Sunday school teachers as well as pediatricians can help parents understand if their child is ready for school. CCS, along with other schools, is now offering assessments for all potential kindergarten students to be certain they are truly ready for kindergarten. To help families, Concord Christian School has put together a Parent’s Guide to Kindergarten Readiness. This helpful resource includes a “School Visit Checklist.” Each child and family has different needs and requirements when choosing a school, and the checklist is meant to aid you in your decision making. Ledet encourages families to access this tool from www.

Some of the members and coaches of the 2013-2014 Concord Christian School golf teams are: (front) Camp Johnston, Ben Johnston, Jackson Hughey, Brian Turbyfill; (back) coach Mark Mosley, Athletic Director Rob Murphy and coach William Mayfield.

Golf tournament upcoming

CCS kindergarten teacher Linda Wantland and teacher’s assistant Linda Loy (back row) are pictured with students: (front) Kate Lewis, Hope Perdue, Adrianna Sullivan, Ayden Perez; (second row) Colby Stokely, Chelsea Hendren, Delandy Jane Walker, Jackson Krahl; (third row) Cameron Swearengen, Bryson Bassett, Tye Welton and Cameron Corbett. “Children come to kindergarten with a variety of experiences, and our teachers accept each one at their level of development. From there, we work hard to help students develop the necessary building blocks for school so they will experience success, not only in kindergarten, but for years to come.”

On Monday, April 28, take advantage of the chance to get out of the office and play golf with us. Our four-person scramble event will be at Fox Den with lunch at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $150 per golfer and includes lunch, green and cart fees, a goody bag and dessert at the awards ceremony to follow. Prizes will be awarded to Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, and the top three finishing teams. There will also be an online silent auction with fabulous items the week before the tournament. Proceeds from both the tournament and the auction benefit the Concord Christian School athletic teams. Register online at www.concordchristiansports. com. We look forward to seeing you!

Summer sports camps coming to CCS We're excited to offer the most extensive array of sports camps in Concord Christian School history. Sports camps will include boys and girls basketball, football, co-ed golf, co-ed soccer, co-ed tennis, girls volleyball and more. All camps are open to students of any school and will be led by coaches who have either played or coached their sport at the college level. CCS Athletic Director and former Vol Rob Murphy states “We look forward to the opportunity to develop young people's life skills and athletic skills in a manner that glorifies the Lord.” Camps will take place at Concord Christian School in Farragut and will run from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday. Dates, pricing and registration information will be available April 15 at

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How a second opinion changed everything Elizabeth Chaubin of Gibbs, 75, always takes a coconut cake to church meals. “Well, I don’t want to brag, but everybody wants me to make my coconut cake,” she said. “I do like to cook.” Chaubin had plenty of experience cooking when she was the dietary supervisor at a nursing home in Knoxville for years. But since retirement, the kitchen and any kind of work had become a challenge. “I’ve had back pain for years, I guess since I was in my 30s. But when I retired it got worse and worse, until I could hardly walk and I would fall,” said Chaubin. “My legs from my hips down went numb about seven years ago. “I had a walker,” she said. “I could sit down in the kitchen to cook. It got to where I wouldn’t go to the store because it was such a challenge to go. It was really bad.” Chaubin had a condition called spinal stenosis, in which the spinal canal narrows because of a thickening of the bones and ligaments. Over time, the bones and ligaments begin pushing on the spine, which causes pain and numbness down the legs. She also had spondylolisthesis, a misalignment of the lumbar vertebra, which added to the stenosis. Chaubin consulted a spine specialist about the pain. He told her that surgery would be a major ordeal, lasting 12 or 13 hours, and have only about a 75 percent chance of being effective. “He said my spine was closing up and even after surgery I might still be in a wheelchair,” said Chaubin. “My daughter said that’s unacceptable and wanted a second opinion.” Chaubin’s daughter, Kimberly Lusby, had heard through work friends about Dr. William Reid, a neurosurgeon at Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Fort Sanders Regional and Tennessee Brain and Spine. She took her mother to see Reid last year.

Elizabeth Chaubin (inset) is grateful to Dr. William Reid and the Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Fort Sanders Regional for taking away the debilitating back and leg pain that threatened to take away many of the things she enjoys.

Reid suggested a minimally invasive laminectomy and lumbar interbody fusion. A laminectomy is a surgical procedure in which overgrown ligaments and extra bone are removed from the back of the spine, reducing pressure on the spinal cord. The Dr. William Reid, Neuro- interbody fusion surgery is performed to correct the vertebral body misalignment. Reid performs it with minimally in-

vasive techniques, meaning that instead of one long incision, he makes two small ones. He uses special small instruments inserted in the incisions, and he is guided by continuous 3-D imaging during surgery. The smaller incisions mean less blood loss, less pain and a quicker recovery for the patient compared to surgery with one larger incision. “I felt like God was right there in the room with us,” said Chaubin. “I thought there was nothing that could be done,

Minimally invasive technique versus traditional surgery for lumbar stenosis For a sufferer of lumbar stenosis, it is common to feel a dull, aching pain in the lower back and legs every time a step is taken. The cause of this pain is the bones and ligament around the canal of the spine thickening, creating tremendous pressure on the spinal nerves. Traditionally, the surgery to relieve this tremendous stress on the spine is called a multiplelevel laminectomy and posterolateral fusion with instrumentation (screws and rods). It involves a large incision in the middle of the back to strip muscles away from

the roof of the spinal canal and harvesting of a bone graft from the pelvis. With this procedure, significant post-operative back pain would occur, along with the threat of infection, spinal fluid leak and other issues. Often times, an extensive hospital stay is required post-surgery and recovery can be anywhere from three to six months. At the Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Fort Sanders Regional, Dr. William Reid and Dr. Joel Norman utilize a less invasive approach to

the traditional fusion. For treating lumbar stenosis and spondylolisthesis, a minimally invasive approach limits the impact on the muscle around the spine and reduces the amount of bone removal to decompress the nerves. Using two one-inch incisions, the Center’s neurosurgeons are able to reduce operative blood loss and post-operative infection rate. In most cases, patients undergoing a minimally invasive lumbar fusion are discharged one to three days after surgery and return to activities of daily living in two to four weeks.

but Dr. Reid told me he could help me.” Chaubin had her surgery March 7, 2013, at Fort Sanders, coming home in just four days. “When I woke up I had a hard time moving feet and legs, but I could feel my feet,” she said. “The next day, I got up and walked with a walker.” She said her stay at Fort Sanders went smoothly. “Fort Sanders was great,” she said. “Everybody from the people who did the paperwork to the nurses were great. It was wonderful. I can’t say enough about them. I hadn’t been in Fort Sanders since my daughter was born 50 years ago!” After four days in the hospital, Chaubin went home and began physical therapy three times each week. “I’m going to keep doing it because it does help,” she said. Chaubin said she took very little pain medication and today is back to doing the things she loves. “I go to the store and to my daughter’s every day,” she said. “I do all my housework and everything. I had stopped doing a lot of things because I couldn’t, but now I do everything I want to do. I even went to the beach in June last year after I got out of the hospital.” Chaubin said she would recommend Reid and the Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery to anyone with back and leg pain. “I tell everybody I know to go to Dr. Reid. I really believe and trust in him, he saved my life,” Chaubin said. “I really thought I wouldn’t be able to walk. So I really thank the hospital and the doctor. He’s one of the best.” For more information about the Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Fort Sanders Regional, log on to or call 865-541-2835.

Keeping your back healthy Although many back conditions occur because of older age, the National Institutes of Health recommend taking a few steps to slow the process: ■ Stretch before exercise or other strenuous activity ■ Don’t hunch over while sitting or standing ■ Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes ■ Eat a well-balanced diet to maintain a healthy weight and promote bone growth ■ Quit smoking


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Phil Garner and best day in baseball touch of class and at least By Marvin West “Hacksaw” is the best as much heart as talent. He nickname in Tennessee had a wonderful passion for winning. He never stopped sports history. “Scrap Iron” is second trying. He was the real deal, best. It is the personifica- nothing plastic. Garner appeared in three tion of Phil Garner, former Bearden High and Univer- all-star games, hit .500 in sity of Tennessee infielder a World Series and missed who chopped and carved winning the MVP award out a very interesting career and the complimentary in professional baseball, Corvette by one vote. Man16 years as a player for five aging wasn’t quite as much different clubs and 15 as a fun. As with most baseball A vintage baseball player comes to bat. Photo submitted manager of the Milwaukee lifers, he got fired a few Brewers, Detroit Tigers and times. He has been honored far more often. Houston Astros. When the university anThe nifty nickname wasn’t a gift. It was earned. Garner nounced plans to retire his was tough – as in gritty, rug- number, he couldn’t rememged, fearless, aggressive and ber what he had worn. He sometimes combative. Sel- did recall twice being alldom do you find little base- Southeastern Conference. ball players, 5-8 and 170, He remembered being the ready and willing to take NCAA home run champ in on the world, bare-knuckles 1969. Of course he remembrawl if necessary, pick the bered his degree in business administration. and Nashville, and they time and place. By Betty Bean I remember a few other I always thought Phil They’re celebrating want to play the games at things. Garner was far smarter than spring at Ramsey House historic sites so you get the In 1978 Garner tied a mawith an exhibit of vintage feel of vintage baseball. the average athlete, had a baseball items from the col- They had such a successful lection of Tracy Martin set year that they wanted to expand.” to go on display April 1. Historic Ramsey House The Knoxville Holstons vintage baseball team will sits on 110 acres, much of it co-host the exhibit, which open field, and is well-suited will serve as the lead-in to to such an event, she said. Two additional games are the opening of Tennessee’s Vintage Baseball League at scheduled for the Ramsey noon, Saturday, April 12. House grounds, on May 31 Admission is free, but spec- and July 26. A final game tators should bring lawn will be played at World’s chairs or blankets (there Fair Park as part of the Hisare no bleachers), because tory Fair in August. Tradithe game will be played as tional baseball fare – hot it was in the beginning – dogs, popcorn and soft no formal field, no gloves, drinks – will be available. There could be an addiscratchy uniforms and origtional attraction for the May inal rules of play. “It’s an awful lot of fun,” 31 game, if it can be worked Glenn Kotche, the drummer for Wilco, performed Saturday said Judy LaRose, Ramsey out, LaRose said – a trip via at the Disc Exchange, performing songs from his new album House executive direc- rail from Neyland Drive on “Adventureland,” which was released last Tuesday. Photo subthe River Rambler. Watch tor. “Nashville started two mitted teams last year, Franklin for details.

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jor league record with grand slams in consecutive games. 1983, in a Sports Illustrated player survey to identify hard-nosed competitors, Pete Rose, Phil Garner and Gary Carter were 1-2-3 in the National League. In 1987, at age 38, the Dodgers’ senior citizen, Phil spotted Mike Marshall killing time around the pre-game batting cage and suggested the pampered pitcher jog out to the outfield and contribute a little something, maybe shag fly balls. Marshall’s response led to a spirited argument and a genuine scuffle. Punches were exchanged. The players rolled around on the ground until interrupted. You need to know that Marshall was 6-5, 218 and 11 years younger. You might appreciate that several Dodgers congratulated Garner for getting Marshall’s undivided attention. Some

said they had wanted to do what Scrap Iron did. My best hour with Phil Garner was in Bradenton, Fla., spring training when he was a Pirate. He was introducing me around as if I was somebody when we bumped into Dave Parker. The big black man was not properly impressed. A racial shouting match broke out. Phil and Dave were suddenly taunting each other with words that are simply unacceptable in The Shopper. I was stunned and took two steps back in case the forthcoming fight led to possible manslaughter. It was all an act, salt and pepper, they called it. Both had been waiting for my reaction. They responded with hugs and laughter. They mimicked my expressions. Other Pirates applauded. They recognized a country boy when they saw one. It was one of my best days ever in baseball.

Dogwood time in Knoxville

Dogwood Arts Festival will start this week with more than 350 events, exhibits and performances. Here are some highlights at a glance: ■ April 4-6: 86 musical performances and 6 workshops during Rhythm N’ Blooms ■ April 5: 114 artists turning downtown sidewalks into their canvas at Chalkwalk ■ April 9: Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Dogwood trails with

the opening of the Dogwood Trails and Open Gardens ■ April 12-13: 20 artist studios will be open for Dogwood Art DeTour ■ April 25-27: Market Square Art Fair will include 33 performances, 17 interactive entertainment presentations for kids, 9 culinary arts presentations, including a special presentation by Food Network’s Melissa d’Arabian.

Maisy Microchip Day

Knoxville dog Maisy was reunited with her family more than five years after she was lost – thanks to a microchip.

Celebrate National Pet I.D. Week with Maisy Microchip Day at Young-Williams Animal Village! The first 50 microchips are FREE, courtesy of Invisible Fence of the Tennessee Valley. After the first 50, microchips will be $10.

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THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 13 “WRENS,” a semi-autobiographical story by Anne V. McGravie, Clarence Brown Theatre’s Lab Theatre. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $5 to $15. Info/tickets: 974-5161 or “The Giver” by Lois Lowry performed by the Children’s Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Ave. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 1 and 5 p.m. Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: 208-3677, Info: www., 208-3677.


Tickets on sale for Tennessee Theatre’s annual “Stars on Stage” event. Kenny Rogers will headline the event, 8 p.m., Saturday, May 17. Proceeds will benefit the Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation.


THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 8 Registration open for AMSE Science Explorer Camp for rising 5th, 6th and 7th graders. Two sessions: June 9-13, June 16-20. Info/to register: http://amse. org/visitors/summer-camps/.

MONDAY, MARCH 31 The General Shale Lecture presented by Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam, 5:30 p.m., UT Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. Part of the UT Church Memorial Lecture Series. Free and open to the public. Tennessee Shines featuring The Steel Wheels and Wordplay guest Dawn Coppock, 7 p.m., WDVX studio, Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St. Broadcast on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Tickets: $10, at WDVX and

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UT Hospice Adult Grief Support Group meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info/reservation: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6277. Caregiver Support Group meeting, 10 a.m.noon, Room E 224, Concord UMC, Anyone who gives care to an elderly individual is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided by East Tennessee Personal Care. Info: 675-2835. Registration deadline for Nuestros Niños Charity Play It Forward Golf Tournament to be held Saturday, April 19, at Three Ridges Golf Course. Entry Fee: $300 per team, $75 per individual. Check-in, noon; tee time, 1 p.m. Format: 4 Person Scramble Best Ball. To register: golf-tournament.html. Info: Angela Grussing, angela@ or 599-4347; Beki Brooks, or 806-6743.

“Getting To Know the Walker Sisters” Brown Bag Lecture by Merikay Waldvogel, noon, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Free. Attendees are encouraged to bring a “brown bag” lunch. Info: 2158830;; Opening reception for Pellissippi State Community College’s Student Juried Art Show and exhibit, 3-5 p.m., Bagwell Center for Media and Art on the Hardin Valley Campus, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Exhibit runs to April 18. Free and open to the public. Info: 694-6400 or


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Registration open for UT-led Wildflower Pilgrimage to be held April 15-19. Tickets: $75 per person for two or more days; $50 for single-day tickets; $15 students with ID. To register: http://www. Info: 436-7318, ext. 222.

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Info: Staged reading of Neil Simon’s comedy “God’s Favorite,” 7:30 p.m., Square Room, 4 Market Square. Presented by the WordPlayers. Rated PG-13. Free admission. Donations welcome. Info: 539-2490 or www.

Parent to Parent Support meeting for parents of children with mental health diagnoses, 6-8 p.m., KTOWN Youth Empowerment Network, 901 E. Summit Hill Drive. Info: Alicia, 474-6692 or abanks@tnvoices. org. Open house at Pellissippi State Community College Blount County Campus, 4:30-6 p.m. Free and open to all prospective students and their families. Info: www. or 694-6400.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, APRIL 3-6 “Assisted Living: The Musical” at The Grove Theatre in Oak Ridge. Various performance times. Admission: $20 advance; $25 day of show. Tickets:, 656-4444, 877-995-9961, at the door. “The Steppin’ Up Cruise!” original children’s theater production, Erin Presbyterian Church, 200 Lockett

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FRIDAY, APRIL 4 UT Science Forum speaker: Steven Wise, associate professor of mathematics. Topic: “Simulations for Solutions: Solving Problems Through Scientific Computing,” noon, Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena. Free and open to the public. Info: Opening reception for Art Market Gallery’s featured artists for April: Diana Scott-Auger of Greenback and Harriet Smith Howell of Rutledge, 5:30-9 p.m., Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St. Info: 525-5265; www.; Art on the Block, 6-9 p.m., 100 block of Gay Street. Attendees may share their artwork on social media using #100BlockKnox and #FirstFridayKnox. Info: Christine Cinnamond, 646-942-0970 or christine.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, APRIL 4-5 Bowl For Kids’ Sake at Strike & Spare, 5700 Western Ave. Times: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-9 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. To register a team: www.

SATURDAY, APRIL 5 Lecture by Peter Hatch, Emeritus Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello, 10 a.m.-noon, Knoxville Museum of Art. Topic: Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden. Book signing follows lecture. Tickets: 862-8717 or Info: Keyes Williamson, 862-8717 or Free hip hop/jazz dance lessons, 10 a.m., Connor-Short Center on Walters State Community College Sevier County Campus. Minimum age for participants is 13. To register: Laura Ritter, Spring Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Ivan Racheff House and Gardens, 1943 Tennessee Ave. Dozens of varieties of plants; birdhouses and feeders by Troy Lawson; handmade hypertufa containers; and gardening tools will be available for sale. Hot dogs and soup available 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Proceeds will be used to develop and maintain the gardens at Racheff. Saturday Stories and Songs: Kindermusik, 11 a.m. Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Info: 470-7033. Intermediate Genealogy, 1 p.m., East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Preregistration required. Info/to register: 215-8809. Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Market Square and Krutch Park. Free event. Info: www. or 637-4561. Park Day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., historic Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Ave. Activities will include leaf and brush removal, mulching, planting, and general spring-cleaning. Some tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring rakes, pitchforks, tarps, and similar yard tools. Info: or 522-8661.

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Sudden gallbladder symptoms strike man during severe snow storm When a surprise snow storm struck Knoxville on Jan. 28, schools and businesses closed early and commuters struggled to navigate the slick streets. Scott Wilmoth of Farragut was one of many motorists who were unable to safely drive home. “We have too many hills, so I had to park at the front of my neighborhood and hike a mile and a half to my house,” remembers Wilmoth. The 42-year-old was content to stay safely snowbound for the evening, but that changed when he developed a sudden pain in his abdomen. “I had eaten some frozen pizza and my stomach just didn’t feel right,” says Wilmoth. As the evening progressed, the pain intensified. “I felt nauseous and couldn’t sleep. I tried walking around, I tried lying sideways in a chair, but nothing alleviated the pain,” explains Wilmoth. The sudden abdominal pain was familiar to Wilmoth. “I had a similar episode several years ago while in Japan on business,” he remembers. “But this time, the pain wasn’t going away.” After several hours, Wilmoth’s wife, Buffy, who is a nurse, convinced him he needed to seek medical treatment. The journey to the Emergency Department at Parkwest Medical Center wasn’t an easy one. “I was hurting badly. We had to walk a mile and a half in the snow to reach the car,” says Wilmoth. “You have to be pretty miserable to do that!”

Scott Wilmoth gives a “thumbs up” as he prepares for his recent gall bladder surgery at Parkwest Medical Center. At Parkwest Medical Center, he was diagnosed with acute cholecystitis, sudden inflammation of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ under the liver that collects and stores bile, a digestive fluid. “Acute cholecystitis occurs when bile builds up and is trapped in the gallbladder,” explains Dr. William C. Gibson, a surgeon with Premier Surgical Associates at Parkwest Medical Center. “The pressure can trigger sudden on-

“I was hurting badly. We had to walk a mile and a half in the snow to reach the car. You have to be pretty miserable to do that!” – Scott Wilmoth, describing his acute gallbladder attack

Wilmoth’s gallbladder be removed. “It’s a very common procedure that is safe and effective for resolving gall bladder-associated pain and issues,” says Dr. Gibson. Wilmoth was relieved there was a treatment available. “I was glad that removing my gall bladder was an option. I travel for business and I don’t want to risk having another gallbladder attack while I’m overseas,” says Wilmoth. Dr. Gibson removed Wilmoth’s gallbladder during a laparoscopic outpatient procedure at Parkwest Medical Center. Wilmoth says he was surprised at how quick and easy the surgery was. “I expected to have more discomfort and pain. No problems. I went shopping the day after surgery, was back at work in a week, and jogging again in a week and a half.” Wilmoth says Dr. Gibson and the surgery team at Parkwest made his surgery an enjoyable experience. “I was very impressed with Dr. Gibson. All the staff at Parkwest spoke highly of him, so I knew I was in good hands. Everyone was so friendly and made me feel comfortable.” Wilmoth now urges friends with sudden or long term gallbladder issues to seek treatment. “If surgery is recommended, I tell them “Don’t put it off. There’s nothing to worry about.”

To learn more about surgical procedures performed set of pain in the upper abdomen. after eating greasy, fatty foods. It’s at Parkwest Medical Center, This condition is often caused by a scenario we see a lot.” visit gallstones and may be aggravated Dr. Gibson recommended that or call 865-374-PARK.

Gallbladder disease: A common American ailment An estimated 20 million Americans have gallbladder disease. It’s one of the most common conditions in the United States. The gallbladder is a small sac under the liver that stores bile, a digestive fluid that helps absorb fat and grease from the food we eat. The most frequent gallbladder problem is gallstones. They form when cholesterol or calcium sediment in bile thickens and hardens. “The sediment is similar to the William C. Gibson, sugar that settles MD, FACS, Surgeon in the bottom of a glass of sweet tea,” explains surgeon Dr. William C. Gibson at Parkwest Medical Center. “If there’s too much undissolved sediment in bile, it forms stones.” Gallstones can cause digestive issues and pain. However, unless there are symptoms, sometimes people may never know they have gallstones. “When they’re asymptomatic we call

them ‘silent gallstones,’ ” says Dr. Gibson. “Roughly 10 percent of Americans have gallstones, but if there are no painful symptoms no treatment is needed.” But, when gallstones block the bile duct, the gallbladder can become inflamed or infected, causing several symptoms. “People often have pain in their middle abdomen or on the right side that radiates to their back,” says Dr. Gibson. “This is usually accompanied by bloating or nausea. The symptoms often occur after eating greasy or fatty food.” The symptoms may appear chronically over a period of months or years, or be sudden and acute. Imaging tests are normally used to diagnose gallstones. When painful symptoms persist, or a gallstone blocks the bile duct, surgical removal of the gallbladder (cholecystectomy) is normally recommended. “Cholecystectomy is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States every year,” states Dr. Gibson. “It’s usually done laparoscopi-

cally, with just a few incisions, and patients go home the same day.” Recovery time is normally about a week. Dr. Gibson says the risk of complications is low and the gallbladder symptoms stop.

“Cholecystectomy is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States every year.” – Dr. William Gibson, Parkwest Medical Center surgeon “The great thing about it is, everyone feels better after having their gallbladder removed. I’ve never had anyone say: ‘I want my gallbladder back,’ ” smiles Dr. Gibson. “It’s a safe and effective way to resolve the pain of gallbladder disease.” For more information about gallbladder disease or surgery, visit or call 865-374-PARK.

The gallbladder (shown in green) is a small sac under the liver that stores bile.

GALLBLADDER BASICS Could you develop gallbladder disease? Here are factors that increase your risk: Age: The chance that you will develop gallstones increases after age 40. Heredity: If someone in your family has had gallbladder disease, you are more likely to develop it. High-fat diet: High levels of fatty acids increase the risk of gallstones. Sudden weight loss: During rapid weight loss the liver often secretes extra cholesterol into the bile, which can form gallstones. Female: Women are twice as likely as men to have gallbladder disease. The “Four F’s” of gallbladder disease are: “forty, fertile, fat and female.”


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