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VOL. 5, NO. 18

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Little actor, lots of attention 12-year-old Maggie Kohlbusch performs in “The Music Man” at Clarence Brown See Valorie’s story on page A-3


Burchett’s first budget Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will present his first general budget proposal to the Knox County Commission and the public today (May 2) at 9 a.m. in the Burchett City County Building main assembly room. He will then make several community presentations. He will be at the Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, and at the Cedar Bluff Branch Library at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 5.

Road opening Interim Mayor Daniel Brown and others will be at Forest Park Blvd. near The Grill at Highlands Row at 11 a.m. today (May 2) to celebrate the completion of the Kingston PikeForest Park Boulevard Bridge project. The Tennessee Department of Transportation project to widen and improve the bridge in addition to expanding Kingston Pike at that location was completed in mid-April.

‘Don’t do it, Mr. Brown.’ Why a run for mayor may not be a good idea for Daniel Brown. See Betty Bean’s column on page A-4

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At 92, John Smartt is a track star. He has had more firstplace wins than any other male track athlete in the Senior Olympics. It’s not because he’s good, but because he’s competed for so many years, he says. He’s modest. He hopes to compete in all seven track events at the Tennessee Senior Olympics in Franklin, Tenn., in August. That’s the 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1500-meter races, plus the 5k and 10k. If that seems overly ambitious, Smartt has placed first in all seven events – at five different National Senior Olympics. Again, he’s modest. When he started competing, he didn’t realize that most runners focus on sprint, middle or long distances. He competed in all of them out of ignorance, he says. Last year, Smartt experienced a setback when he fell while running in his neighborhood. He was banged up, but decided to continue the sport – with one major modification. He opted for six contact points with the ground, rather than two, by running with a four-wheeled walker. He used the walker to qualify for this year’s National Senior Olympics in Houston. He also used it as the oldest competitor in the Knoxville Marathon 5k in April. It was the first time he participated in the race, and he loved finishing on the 50yard line at Neyland Stadium with a time of 49:40. “It was marvelous. I can’t think of any finishes that were as dramatic as this,” he said. “Everybody had their moment of greatness.” In spite of his track ac-

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complishments, Smartt says he is best known for his infamous hiking expeditions. For years he led two large hikes per year. For a 1984 hike from Newfound Gap to Cosby, one member of the group had hats made for the entire party that said “Smartt’s Death March.” That was the year his wife of 67 years, Harriet, encouraged him to discontinue the expeditions. “She said, ‘You have few enough friends as it is. Every time you take a hike, you lose a few more,’ ” he laughs. The rigorous hikes paid off. In addition to keeping Smartt in tip-top shape, his reputation earned him the summer job of leading hikes from the swanky Swag Country Inn in Waynesville, N.C. He’s reasonably good at identifying wildflowers, and also good at spotting people who know more, he says. He will make his 23rd trip to the inn this summer, accompanied by his daughter, Jane Smartt Stroud, whom he is training to take his place. He has advice for those who want a long, active life such as his: marry a good nutritionist. Harriet, he says, always provided good food for him and their four children. Harriet observes another quality in him that she thinks has contributed to his longevity. “He’s the most positive person I’ve ever known. He doesn’t worry about the little things.” As proof of this, Smartt says he thoroughly enjoyed his two careers – alumni director at UT and coordinator of the Tennessee Law Institute. No two days were ever the same, he says. “I’ve had more fun in life than three or four people usually have.”

John Smartt poses with his wife of 67 years, Harriet, and the walker he has used to compete in Senior Olympic track events and the Knoxville Marathon 5k. He is wearing a jacket and stopwatch from his 26 years as head timer for UT swim meets, a hat from an HonorAir trip to Washington, D.C., and a Senior Olympic medal. Photo by Wendy Smith

Economics prof talks debt and deficits By Betty Bean Sherry Kasper, professor of economics at Maryville College and visiting fellow at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, says she has devoted her career to making sure that people have the Sherry Kasper vocabulary to talk about big issues. She shared that new vocabulary with the 4th District Democrats last week – a vocabulary for discussing the country’s debt and deficit. She began her talk with a pop quiz: Q: What is a federal deficit? A: A deficit is when annual income is less than receipts. Q: What is a federal debt?

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is worth taking on – like college loans for individuals (a college degree is worth more than $1 million additional income over a lifetime, she said) or the money Cleveland, Ohio, spent on Great Lakes restoration (which has been returned many times over in tourism and fisheries revenues and quality of life intangibles) – she’s not comfortable with the ballooning deficits of today’s economic climate. “Our current deficits are not on a sustainable path,” she said. “The timing is bad and not sustainable for the long run.” She is concerned about health care costs. “Everybody gets health care in the U.S., but incentives are not working well to cut costs, and we spend a lot of money at the end of life.” When asked if Americans need to worry about the Chinese wanting their money back, she was


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community Ode to Old Red We were lucky out our way last Wednesday night. Although the hail and the wind took its toll on our property, we’re unhurt. Compared to the devastation and the loss of life across the South, we emerged with what amounted to a couple of scratches and bruises. Still, I’ll miss “Old Red,” my ’99 Honda Accord. With 190,000 miles behind him, Red was looking forward to a comfortable retirement, nothing more strenuous than an occasional trip to the grocery store. Mother Nature decreed otherwise, however, and it’s likely that Red never knew what hit him when the mother of all hailstorms erupted over his defenseless windows and doors. Red had been a faithful companion for 12 years, never complaining as long as I kept him lubricated and shod in serviceable rubber. He didn’t mind when I ate my lunch or supper on the run with one hand, and he was too polite to squawk when Old Red Photo by L. Van Guilder I sloshed coffee on his seats or dribbled a few crumbs on his console. Red was with me when I wound my way through Virginia’s Civil War battlefields several years ago. He didn’t roll his “eyes” or snicker when I stopped and photographed the site where Stonewall Jackson’s amputated arm was buried, and he reveled in getting lost on country lanes that led nowhere. Old Red made a couple of trips to Charleston, S.C., with me. He kept me cool as I tooled along the swampy, humid byways of South Carolina’s Low Country, and he invariably guided me to the best spots for she-crab soup and gumbo. Red was half-sled dog and half-car. Often we rolled along on snowy roads where BMWs feared to tread, Red’s four cylinders purring happily, his treads blazing a trail for the less adventuresome to follow. Others may have complained about my musical taste, but not Old Red. Classical, rock or pop, Red churned out the tunes on his radio or CD player. Heck, he even tolerated talk radio, but he did balk at Limbaugh and Beck. I saw a lot sunsets with Red. Happily, like me, Red was not an early riser, so he rarely insisted we hit the road in time to witness the dawn. Now, Old Red rides that highway in the sky. I’m going to miss him. Contact Larry Van Guilder at


4-H more than livestock Many think of 4-H’ers as kids who live in the country and raise chickens. But Knox County has a thriving program that produced three winners at the Tennessee 4-H Congress held in Nashville in March.

Wendy Smith Bearden High School sophomore Lynsey Jones won in leadership and citizenship, while CAK freshman Aaron Waldrup and senior homeschooler Nate Crilly won in public speaking. No chickens were involved. 4-H is the youth component of the UT Extension Service, and Knox County Extension Agent Carlene Welch says today’s 4-H’ers make the program what they want it to be. Participants pursue interests in a number of life skills, like computers or photography, and compile their accomplishments in a portfolio. Jones’ portfolio is busting at the seams. She has raised funds for Second Harvest, served as vice president of Bearden’s Science Olympiad team and played with the jazz band. Her award was based on a review of her portfolio and an interview with judges. Before they could compete at the state level, Waldrup and Crilly had to win in their clubs, the county and the region. The competition was stiff, says Welch. “It’s extremely unusual to have two state winners from one county.” Crilly admits that the prospect of filling out college applications motivated

Nate Crilly, Lynsey Jones and Aaron Waldrup were winners at the Tennessee 4-H Congress held in Nashville in March. Knox County Extension Agent Carlene Welch is in back. Danny Bullington, not pictured, is the other county extension agent.

Ron Shrieves, Priscilla Watts, Mac Post and Bob Hill of the Harvey Broome chapter of the Sierra Club discussed upcoming opportunities to speak up for the environment at the club’s meeting last week. Photos by Wendy Smith him to excel in 4-H. He will attend UT in the fall. Waldrup is less concerned about college than pursuing musical theater at CAK. There are 2,900 Knox County students enrolled in the 4-H program, says Welch. For information: ■

Sierra Club combines work and play

Ironically, Mother Nature wreaked havoc on the April 26 meeting of the Harvey Broome chapter of the Sierra Club. The previous night’s storm knocked out power at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, so the group cruised through tree-strewn Sequoyah Hills and met at Panera Bread in Bearden. The club has five outings scheduled for May, including hikes, backpacking trips and canoe expeditions. But be warned: if you do the fun stuff, you might be asked to speak up on behalf of the environment. “Hiking’s fun,” said the

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group’s chair, Bob Hill. “That other stuff’s not fun, but it’s necessary.” The “other stuff” includes continuing the fight for the protection of the county’s hillsides. Sierra Club members were disappointed that County Commission shot down the controversial Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan. “If we’d have packed the place, the votes would have been there,” said Ron Shrieves. There are other battles to be fought. Conservation chair Axel Ringe encouraged members to attend an April 28 hearing on proposed oil and gas industry regulation at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation field office in West Knoxville. The group opposes “fracking,” a process which extracts natural gas by injecting water and/or chemicals into shale formations. The method has only recently been practiced in Tennessee. Dialogue can be productive. Vice chair David Reister reported that he and Bob Fulcher, manager of Cumberland Trail State Park, had spent an hour with upper level members of the federal Office of Surface Mining discussing land that’s unsuitable for mining. The feds were friendly and sympathetic to

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Forget the flowers – bring on the biscuits

The Dogwood Arts Festival is over, but that’s no reason to be down in the mouth. The schedule for the International Biscuit Festival is now officially out of the oven. Last year’s event was wildly successful, and this year’s promises to top it. A new event on the schedule is the Biscuit Benefit Dinner, featuring guest chef Michelle Bernstein, at Blackberry Farm on Friday, May 27. Proceeds will benefit Second Harvest and Share Our Strength, a national charity that strives to eliminate childhood hunger. Festivities will continue on May 28 with the Biscuit Bazaar, Biscuit Boulevard and the Biscuit Bake-off, all happening around Krutch Park. If you can’t bake, there are Biscuit Art and Biscuit Songwriting contests. If you can’t do any of that, there’s always the Miss and Mr. Biscuit Pageant. Those who were peckish after last year’s festival will be glad to know that Market Square District Association president John Craig, a.k.a. the Biscuit Boss, is rolling out a plan to feed the masses. “We are going to extreme lengths to make sure that no one is biscuit-less,” he says.

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Little actor gets big attention By Valorie Fister She’s only in 7th grade, but Karns Middle School student Maggie Kohlbusch already has a theatrical repertoire and resume that usually belongs to someone twice her height and twice her age. The 12-year-old actor has performed in four plays at the University of Tennessee and three plays at Roane State Community College. She’s also appeared in commercials and on a local television program. And now she’s entertaining audiences in the University of Tennessee’s Clarence Brown Theatre production of “The Music Man.” In the role of Amaryllis, Kohlbusch is one of a cast of 40 performing now until mid-May. “She’s a little bratty kid that teases Winthrop,” Kohlbusch said of her part in the musical production. “I do tease him a lot and he cries, which (actor Jacob Carpenter) is the last person I would think that would cry.” Kohlbusch’s mother, Susan Kohlbusch, said her daughter has had “some great opportunities” that have launched her acting. Maggie is on the small side for her age and is able to play a large range of younger roles, Susan said. Both mother and daughter attribute Kohlbusch’s success to teachers at Karns

Halls Class of ‘71 Halls High Class of 1971 will hold its 40th reunion Saturday, May 7, at Beaver Brook Country Club. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts and a cash bar. Cost is $30 per person. Make checks payable to HHS

Karns Middle School student Maggie Kohlbusch is drawing much attention in her latest role as Amaryllis in the University of Tennessee’s Clarence Brown Theatre production of “The Music Man.” Photo by Valorie Fister Middle. Kohlbusch is in the school chorus, where teachers helped her pick out songs to expand her singing abilities. “I love all of the teachers here,” Maggie said. “We have excellent principals, and my music teachers are Mrs. Lunsford and Mrs. King.” Kohlbusch also said her mother has played a large part in helping her prepare for roles. “Her mother who does not act,” Susan said with a

laugh. Maggie is even drawing the attention of adult local celebrities. During a Roane State production of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” she met Bill Landry, local celebrity and host of “The Heartland Series.” Both played parts in that production. Landry then asked her to be a part of an hour segment of the television series. “They showed that in my class on the half-day before

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50 and older who have never played or haven’t played tennis in a number of years, will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning May 16 at Tyson Family Tennis Center and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning May 17 at the Murphy Courts in West Hills Park.

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Christmas,” Maggie said, beaming. “She’s always been a bit of a drama queen and theatrical,” Susan said. She said when cousins visited, Maggie would get them ready to play “The Sound of Music” or “Mary Poppins.” “The cousins would come over and she would be feeding them lines.” “Ever since I was 3 I’ve been in love with ‘The Sound of Music,’” Maggie said. At the age of 8, Maggie was performing in productions such as “The King and I” in Oak Ridge. There, she played the part of Princess Ying Yaowalak. And while she said acting is fun at this age and stage in her schooling, Maggie said she’s not sure she will always be a thespian. “Well, I don’t really know yet,” she said. “I might like to be a lawyer or a doctor. I love acting right now. But I don’t know.” “The Music Man” plays through May 15. There is a post-play discussion scheduled with the cast Sunday, May 8, directly after that performance. There is also an interpreted event scheduled for the hearing impaired 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5. This Clarence Brown Theatre production is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Knoxville.

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Kerbela Shrine Paper Sale is May 9-15 The annual Kerbela Shrine Paper Sale will be held May 9-15 this year. The sale is the fundraiser that provides Shrine hospitals

COMMUNITY CLUBS ■ The Council of West Knox County Homeowners will meet 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Featured speaker Bill Owen, former state senator and current elected member of the Democratic National Committee, will discuss the possibility of building a 21st century society. Everyone is invited. ■ Speechmasters Advanced Toastmasters Club will meet 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Shoney’s on Walker Springs Blvd. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Info: 2729818. ■ The Knoxville Writers’ Guild will sponsor a panel discussion on writing dialogue 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Redeemer Church of Knoxville, 1642 Highland Ave. Cost is $15 for members, $20 nonmembers. The panel will include novelist and screenwriter Shannon Burke, playwright Lisa Soland, novelist Pamela Schoenewaldt and screenwriter Russell Schaumburg. To register, visit www.knoxvillewritersguild. org. ■ Farragut Lions Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at Pimento’s Café in Turkey Creek. ■ Knox Writers’ Refuge will meet 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Joe Mugs Café in Books-A-Million on Kingston Pike. ■ The Poetry Quintessence Society will host poet and writer K.B. Ballentine 2-4

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p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Farragut library on Campbell Station Road. Everyone is invited. Info: 357-6134. ■ Little T Squares, the largest square dance club in Tennessee, is now offering classes in Plus Square Dance calls. The group is also accepting couples and singles for its basic square dance class starting later in the year. Info: 966-3305 or 966-0745. ■ West Knox Lions Club meets 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at Shoney’s on Lovell Road. ■ Families Anonymous will meet each Tuesday from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Peninsula Lighthouse building 2, 6800 Baum Drive. The group gives support to families with members experiencing substance or behavioral issues. Info: Barbara, 696-6606. ■ Optimist Club of Knoxville will meet at noon each Friday for lunch at the Foundry, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive. Info: www.knoxvilleoptimist. org. ■ Knoxville Bipolar Disorder Support Group will meet 10 a.m. each Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church on Kingston Pike. All items discussed during the meeting are completely confidential. ■ First Friday Knoxville Networking Organization will meet 8 p.m. every first Friday, at the Sobu Lounge, 6213 Kingston Pike. Come for networking, business card exchange and door prizes. Info: www.1stfridayknoxville. com or 615-944-1388.

‘Iolanthe’ The Tennessee Valley Opera will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operetta “Iolanthe” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in the theater at Sweetwater Elementary School, 301 Broad St, in Sweetwater. Tickets are $10 at the door. Info: 423-351-9013.

government Taking it to the street Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is presenting his first budget to County Commission today, and he’ll be looking for six votes in his favor before the new fiscal year begins July 1. But outside of seeking the necessary commission approval, Burchett says, he’s taking a new approach to the budget process – selling his vision to the people.

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The mayor has a full slate of community meetings scheduled for this week. It’s a strategy intended to capitalize on Burchett’s strength, an easygoing, conversational manner in front of his constituents, while at the same time distancing himself from the formality and expense one came to expect under his predecessor’s administration. “I’m going to sell the budget to the taxpayers,� Burchett said recently. “No laser show.� What will he be selling? First, a budget smaller than the one he inherited. There will be some layoffs, Burchett says, but “not as draconian as some people think.� “Return on investment� may become the guiding fiscal principle for this mayor. He signaled as much when he noted that participation in the county’s wellness program is falling short of what he’d like to see. Expect a proposal to scale back or eliminate the program. “I’m keeping my word on not raising taxes,� the mayor said. And such job eliminations as come will not be in codes enforcement, a department that might be beefed up in FY 2013, he added. It will come as no surprise that the fiscally conservative Burchett intends to put the county’s community grants budget on a diet. “We’re gradually coming away from the public grants,� Burchett said, although by how much and


Don’t listen to them, Mr. Brown Daniel Brown is getting high marks for his tenure as interim mayor. Except for a rookie glitch over changes to the Ten Year Plan (when he said something during a press conference that seemed to be throwing top aides Larry Martin and Bill Lyons under the trolley), he’s had a smooth ride.

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Burchett how quickly waits to be revealed. Burchett said his decisions weigh heavily on him: “I wake up in the middle of the night worrying about somebody losing their job.â€? Still, Burchett and his chief of staff, Dean Rice, seem committed to reshaping county government in their vision. “We can talk about a vision,â€? Rice said, “but unless you’re prepared to implement it ‌â€? The mayor seems more than ready to implement it, holding to the maxim that you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs. He says that the “85 percentâ€? who cast votes for him were not voting for Tim Burchett as much as they were declaring for a more fiscally sound county government. Rice said the administration plans to reduce the county debt by about $20 million over the next few years, at least by the end of the mayor’s current term. If not this fiscal year, then certainly by the next, holding the line on taxes, reducing the debt and keeping up with the rising cost of everything from electricity to paper clips may call for cuts in personnel and services that some will consider draconian, despite the mayor’s concerns. Today’s presentation to County Commission is a warm-up. If Burchett sells his budget when he takes it to the street, he’ll get the votes he needs from commission in May or June. My money is on Burchett. And however painful this budget may be, no one can say that we didn’t ask for it. Contact:

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He is doing a good job filling in for now-Gov. Bill Haslam and has given his City Council colleagues no reason to regret having voted for him. He runs a good meeting. He hired a good police chief. He presented a good budget. He has an affable demeanor, a good sense of humor, is a student of history and a sharp-dressed man. Knoxvillians are extremely proud of the way he has handled the pressures

of being our first AfricanAmerican mayor. But that doesn’t mean he should break his promise not to run for a full term. Brown is getting considerable encouragement/ pressure to join the fray and declare himself a candidate. That was clear at last month’s budget address, where many constituents urged him to jump into the mayor’s race. Marilyn Roddy’s withdrawal as a candidate has seemed to ramp up that pressure. (The logic of this argument is difficult to convey because it escapes me, but it seems to be that since Roddy was an advocate of Brown’s getting the interim appointment, he somehow “owes� it to her to make the run. Or something like that.) When City Council convened to vote for an interim mayor, five of them wanted the job. Brown prevailed after 11 rounds of voting. All of the candidates said they would serve as caretakers and would not run for election. Now, some people are telling him that keeping his

Daniel Brown Photo by Betty Bean word doesn’t matter. But it does matter – for reasons both symbolic and practical. People just don’t like candidates who break their word, and Mayor Brown need look no farther than to the other local legislative body, County Commission, for an example. When County Commissioner Scott Moore was turned out of office after a judge ruled that he had committed perjury, Michele Carringer was appointed to fill his seat until the next election. She promised not to run

Does Brown run for mayor? Mayor Daniel T. Brown delivered his first budget message April 21 at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens and, while he said it was also his last budget message, a movement is afoot for him to reconsider his decision not to see a full mayoral term.

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This was the first time that many had heard the new mayor speak at length and it was well delivered. He clearly had worked on it. The content was a maintenance and continuation budget which suits the public mood. There was a modest increase in paving money and individual capital projects in East and South Knoxville. It is unlikely Council will make many changes unless there are serious questions about the $236,000 funding for David Hill on the South Knoxville waterfront. Many have discovered that Hill, who is the fourth highest paid employee in the city at $146,000 a year (making more than the mayor and $55,000 more than the fire chief), could have his duties merged into community development under the able lead-

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ership of Becky Wade and save this money. Waterfront development is a worthy subject but very little is happening with the slow economic recovery and certainly little to justify such a high salary. However, a Brown candidacy for mayor, which had previously been discounted, is being actively pushed by several AfricanAmerican leaders. They are pleased with his job performance to date. He helped himself with his budget address. He appeared mayoral. He likes the job as well. A few weeks ago I would have thought the odds were heavily against him running; today those odds in favor have increased as to whether he will reconsider and qualify by June 16. Marilyn Roddy’s withdrawal from the mayoral field creates new dynamics with only three major contenders left. About 20,000 Knoxvillians will vote in the September city primary. If Brown could pull 8,000 votes of the 20,000 voting he likely would be in the runoff with either Ivan Harmon, Mark Padgett or Madeline Rogero. Harmon should not be underrated with his friendly appeal to blue collar working class voters. He has been elected five times in the city over the past 25 years to council or the old

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GOSSIP AND LIES Come on home! Scott Frith got beat out for the top job at the Elections Commission by a guy named Cliff. Charlie Daniel’s Friday cartoon showed both Democrats and Republicans p.o.’d. The sun will come up tomorrow. Elections will be run and won. Votes will be counted. Meanwhile, Scott should come home to Halls where we love him. Finish law school, raise kids, coach soccer, plant dogwoods and be the best dad and lawyer around. Greg Mackay can try to land a job with a possible Rogero Administration. ■Oh, Jeff, honey. West Side Commissioner Jeff Ownby had a basement flooding issue, according to his Facebook page. And he got it fixed. Workers polished it off last Monday, just before torrential downpours that night and on Wednesday. ■ Oh, Dave, honey. East Side Commissioner Dave Wright interrupted the commission’s discussion of ridge top protection Monday to announce that his wife Pat’s car had been crushed by a tree and she was trapped in downed power lines. He basically asked his colleagues to wrap up debate and vote so he could leave. They talked for another half hour. ■ Ivan Harmon posted this following a virtual tornado: “Friends, when I ring your doorbell don’t look so disappointed that it’s me and not your insurance adjustor. We both can make things better for you! Vote Ivan Harmon for Mayor!� – S. Clark




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city school board. Harmon will be outspent but he will not be outworked. Rogero would be hurt the most by a Brown candidacy, as Brown would be the overwhelming choice of African-Americans as the first African-American mayor of Knoxville, and he is doing a credible job. On the other hand, Rogero also has dedicated supporters who are committed to her victory. Padgett is still working to overcome several early missteps. Brown could argue he is the only candidate who has been mayor and has prepared a budget. His possible entry once again would change the entire mayoral contest. If he loses, he is still on City Council. He is a very likeable person. As mayor he keeps a busy public schedule without appearing partisan. While I am not predicting Brown will actually run, I think it is true he is now actively looking at it and hopes to find a way clear to run a credible race. Notes: Former Council member Gary Underwood was recently elected chair of the city Civil Service Board to replace Rudy Bradley who retired. Longtime KUB finance director Roby Trotter is retiring this summer. He is an effective and thoughtful public servant who will be missed.

for a full term, or seemed to, which became an issue when she decided to run. She argued that her pre-appointment pledge had been nullified by passage of the charter referendum that reduced the number of commissioners, and that she was seeking a “different� seat, not the one she had promised not to run for (Or something like that.) But it didn’t work. She lost. As a practical matter, campaigning is hard work. Brown hardly broke a sweat getting elected to the 6th District City Council seat. Running for mayor would be very different and infinitely more difficult, given that serving as interim mayor is a job that demands his full attention. He’d be getting into a race against three other major candidates, two of whom (Ivan Harmon and Madeline Rogero) are seasoned, tireless campaigners. The other (Mark Padgett) is a neophyte, but is also a campaigning machine. It would be a rough six months for Daniel Brown. He shouldn’t do it.


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KCS recognizes leadership, service to schools Last week Knox County Schools held its annual Partners in Education spring luncheon celebration and our own Jake Mabe was there. We hate to duplicate coverage, so we won’t, but I’d like to salute the winners of the Becky Ramsey award. Becky was a dynamo for KCS who died way too young. She is remembered with these awards (and this year’s winners): ■ U.S. Cellular, presenting sponsor of the Knox County Schools Coupon Book Campaign from 2009-2011 ■ Judy Rogers, a Teacher Supply Depot volunteer who was instrumental in the Depot’s move to its new home on the Cedar Bluff campus ■ Jennifer Brown for her role in developing the “Schooled for Success” 8th grade career program for the Knox County Schools in 1993

Wang, Farragut ■ Raven Dyer, Fulton ■ Ben Mallicoat, Gibbs ■ Josh Yow, Halls Sandra ■ Krista Covert, Hardin Clark Valley Academy ■ Lisa Black, Powell ■ Caroline Mitchell, Also, one graduate from South-Doyle each high school received ■ Mallory Ewart, West $500 in memory of Barney Thompson, a former South ■ Alves is CAO High teacher, coach and longSuperintendent Jim McIntime supporter of the Knox tyre has apCounty Schools. pointed Dr. Senior class presidents Elizabeth were recognized: Alves to be ■ Lechon Cole, Austinchief acEast countability ■ Savannah Fielder, officer. She Bearden has been ■ Hannah Bowman, the director Carter Alves of middle ■ Christopher Smity, schools and in the new role Central will report to Dr. Donna ■ Kwo-Zong Alexander Wright, assistant superin-


Drive. Interim Mayor Brown graduated from Austin High School and Tennessee State University. He is retired from the U.S. Postal Service and is an Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Cost is $10 for heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

Pellissippi State ■ Kaylee Costner is the inaugural recipient of the Swing Big for Students scholarship, awarded to Pellissippi State students in exercise science or sport manageCostner ment. The Maryville native hopes to work as a therapist. This year’s tournament will be Tuesday, May 3, at Egwani Farms, with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Info: Pat Myers at 5397242 or

UT-Knoxville ■ Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown will be honored at an alumni reception at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Visitor’s Center, 2712 Neyland

■ Autumn K. Tooms, professor and director for the Center for Educational Leadership, has received the 2011 William J. Davis award for outstanding research in educational administration. The Tooms 30-year award is bestowed annually to the author(s) of the most exemplary article published in Educational Administration Quarterly, the premier scholarly journal in the field. The award was presented to Tooms in New Orleans.

AMSE calendar The American Museum of Science and Energy, located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge, is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. Info: ■ “Cold War Crisis: The U-2 Incident,” through Thursday, Sept. 1. Details the story of Gary Francis Powers, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot who completed 27 U-2 photographic reconnaissance missions for the CIA until shot down by a Soviet missile in 1960. Includes photos, newsreels and personal items. AMSE lobby. ■ “Scarboro: The Early Days, 1942-1960,” through Monday, May 30. The story of the African American community of Scarboro is told through photos, clothing and other personal items in this ex-

tendent for curriculum and instruction. The CAO post was created through a realignment of central office and is essentially the job held by Dr. Mike Winstead, who moved to another system. Alves will oversee test results, as well as federal programs, and will lead the curriculum supervisors in their instructional improvement efforts. She came here in 2006 from Florida where she held administrative positions with the Miami-Dade County public schools. Her doctorate is from Florida International University.

Knox County Schools Partners in Education administrative assistant Mary Kerr and supervisor of business partnerships Scott Bacon (right) honor PIE Advisory Board president Ellen Liston, who is rotating off the board, at the annual PIE Luncheon last week at the Sarah Simpson Center. Photo by Jake Mabe

Andrew Johnson Building. Agenda items of interest include approval for: ■ West High CTE students to renovate existing ■ Board meetings bookstore to house a UT FedThe school board will meet eral Credit Union office at no at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, cost to KCS ■ Additions to high in the City County Building, with a preliminary workshop school curriculum for special at 5 p.m. today (May 2) at the courses in Robotics, Criminal

Science, Americans at War, Honors Biology II and Global Religious Studies ■ First reading of a plan for “strategic compensation.” The work session and board meeting will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10 and streamed live at www.

hibit. AMSE lobby. ■ Registration open for 2011 AMSE’s Science Explorer Camp through Tuesday, May 31. For rising 5th (10 years old), 6th and 7th graders. Includes handson subjects such as life science, weather and fossils. Sessions are the second and third weeks in June. Cost is $175 for members, $190 nonmembers. Registration available online. ■ Volunteer Forum, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. Meet informally with representatives from community organizations, attractions and nonprofit agencies. Barb White, volunteer coordinator for Mercy Hospital, will discuss the benefits of volunteering. AMSE lobby. ■ “K’Nex: Building Thrill Rides,” Friday, May 6, through Monday, Sept. 5. Traveling exhibit with hands-on activities about the science, math and

raphy Contest. Tickets are $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers. This is a walking tour only and space is limited. Info: 523-8008 or visit www.knoxheritage. org/specialevents.

technology behind hairraising thrill rides. AMSE second level. ■ Registration deadline for homeschool Friday program “Butterfly Bonanza” is Friday, May 13. Program will be held Friday, May 20, at Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge. For grades k-2, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; grades 3-6, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Cost and registration online or at AMSE.

Knox Heritage’s Art and Architecture tour Knox Heritage will have its fifth annual Art and Architecture Tour beginning 6 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Attack Monkey Productions, 119 S. Gay St. with wine and hors d’oeuvres. The group departs at 7 p.m. to tour locations featured in 12 winning photographs also seen on the tour, from Knox Heritage’s Photog-

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ichard “Dick” Booher heard a military officer with a chest filled with medals say something one time that he likes very much. “I’m not a hero,” the decorated veteran said. “The real heroes did not come back.” Booher doesn’t claim to be a hero. But, he is proud of his service in the Army during the earlyto-mid 1950s, just after the Korean War cease-fire was signed. And he’ll never forget traveling to Washington, D.C., with 128 other World War II and Korean War vets April 13 on the HonorAir Knoxville flight. Trip of a lifetime. Moving memories. Booher grew up in Nashville and volunteered for duty after serving in the Army Reserves. He spent 15 months in Japan from June 1954 to September 1955, working as a battalion supply sergeant for the 1st Cavalry Division, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Battalion. For most of his hitch he was stationed near Sendai, which is the largest city located near the epicenter of the recent earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan. “It was very beautiful country,” Booher says. “As a battalion supply sergeant, I would go once a month to an ammo depot to get enough for one month. I got to see a lot of the countryside because they had a rule that ammo dumps couldn’t be near any populated areas.” He remembers that the 5th Cavalry Regiment had a rule. Everybody regardless of position had to march 25 miles once a month. Twelve and one-half miles out, eat a little chow and 12.5 miles back.

“I always made it, but some guys didn’t. They had ambulances waiting by.” He’ll never forget serving with three guys from West Point, Neb. He came back home – two weeks at sea – with one of them. “I always said if I ever got out to West Point, Neb., I’d look those guys up. But that’s pretty far away and I never did.” After mustering out of the Army in September 1955, Booher had three days to get from Fort Smith, Ark., to UT to begin college. He said he wouldn’t have been able to afford it were it not for the GI Bill. He also sold Bibles door-to-door for the Northwestern Company out of Nashville. He earned a degree in secondary education with a major in social studies. From 1966-70, he taught 7th grade geography and 8th grade U.S. history at what was then Halls High School. (Halls Middle opened in 1970.) His first year, he split duty with Judy Sharp. During his remaining time at Halls he co-taught with Frank Galbraith. Leland Lyon was chair and Paul Williams and Hubert Lakin rounded out the department. J.W. Phifer was principal. Booher and his soon-to-be wife, Pat, were involved in a car accident on Western Avenue in the spring of 1974. He used a settlement to help pay for graduate school, earning a master’s degree in history from Middle Tennessee State in 1977. “That was the greatest learning experience I ever had.” He became a foster care counselor for the Department of Human Services in Knox and Blount

Korean War era vet and former school teacher Richard “Dick” Booher (far right) with World War II vet Richard May and his son, Allen “Wolfie” May, before the HonorAir flight to Washington, D.C., on April 13. Photo submitted

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ennessee spring football games either do or don’t matter. In the case of exciting Volunteer quarterback Tyler Bray, the absolutely awful five completions in 30 pass attempts added up to no big deal because it was just the spring game and the wind was blowing. Coach Derek Dooley chose to put more stock in the previous 14 practices and said Tyler had done very well, thank you. In the case of beginning cornerback Justin Coleman, early enrollee who really should be enjoying the final weeks of his senior year in high school, back in Brunswick, Ga., shrimp capital of the world, the spring game was supposedly a launch toward fame and fortune. Oh no, it was not just an exhibi-

tion, an excuse to dress up and pick the pockets of enthusiastic fans. It was the real deal when high-jumping Justin Hunter twice ran fade routes and Coleman twice denied touchdown completions. No fear. Rare athletic ability. Perfect timing. Headlines. Hunter is 6-4. Hunter snagged seven Tennessee TD passes that counted last season, tied for tops among all freshmen in NCAA football. That’s the whole country, including Alaska. Coleman is 5-10. About this time last spring, he was finishing fifth in the Georgia 4A 110 high hurdles. He ran second in intermediates. He has come a long way, baby, in a very short time. On the summer depth chart for Tennessee football, he is a

counties, retiring in 1994. To supplement his income, Booher worked as the midnight supervisor at the Haslam residential treatment center until 2004 and continued working part time until March 2008. He left to take care of Pat, who was recovering from a hip replacement surgery. She died in June 2009. He lives in the house they shared in a subdivision off Ball Camp Pike. Booher calls the HonorAir trip “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” “It makes you feel like people appreciate the service you gave to your country. It gives you a good feeling. I’m grateful to (Eddie) Mannis for providing an opportunity for Korea and World War II vets to go.” Although he didn’t serve in combat there, Booher was particularly moved by the Korean War Memorial. It depicts men on patrol, wearing ponchos, carrying various weapons or a radio. Booher says he talked to one Korean War vet who once saw the memorial in dense fog. “He said it was almost surreal. And the looks on their faces are so life-like. It makes you stop and think about what those guys did for our country.”

He remembers talking to another Korean vet, back in Japan in the ’50s, who’d fought in the Chosin Reservoir. “There was one road out of there and the Communists kept firing on them. Korea (in season) was extremely cold. He said they’d have to keep the trucks running all the time.” Korea is unfortunately known as The Forgotten War. Booher recalled that 36,594 Americans were killed in action, 103,284 were wounded and 8,177 are still missing in action. The Korean War has never officially ended. It’s a story that no one should ever forget. During the HonorAir visit, Booher was particularly moved by seeing the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. He says the reverent silence was deafening. “When you witness that, if you’re not proud to be an American, there’s something wrong with you.” Booher says those on the HonorAir flight wanted for nothing. Guardians were assigned to a group of two or three vets. Doctors rode aboard all four buses while in Washington. The buses were given a police escort through the city. Both Knox mayors and Covenant

Health CEO Tony Spezia were on hand at McGhee Tyson Airport to see them off and a welcoming committee waited at Reagan Airport in D.C. The vets saw the Air Force, Lincoln, Korean War, Vietnam, World War II and Marine memorials and drove by the Navy Memorial. Booher says the trip ran like a welloiled machine. Each vet was given a HonorAir ball cap. At the Knoxville welcome back ceremony, people lined each side of the airport walkway, balloons arching overhead, while a 5-year-old girl sang “You’re A Grand Old Flag.” Booher received a letter from Gibbs Elementary 5th grader Matthew Trent, who told him that he plays wingback for his football team and intends to join the Air Force after he graduates from high school. Matthew had something else to say, too. “Thank you for your service.”

first-team cornerback. That may not hold in August. What you do in spring games either does or doesn’t matter. *** In three of the past four Decembers, the Heisman Trophy was awarded to Southeastern Conference stars: Tim Tebow, Mark Ingram, Cam Newton. Such dominance dictates that the SEC is a proper place to look for 2011 trophy prospects. There is an interesting list. Alas, no Volunteer is under consideration. South Carolina has two Heismantypes, wideout Alshon Jeffery (88 catches, 1,517 yards, nine TDs) and running back Marcus Lattimore (1,197 rushing and 17 touchdowns as a freshman). Neither will win. They will split the vote. Trent Richardson is now the running back at Alabama. Multitalented Jeff Demps of Florida supposedly has a chance if he gets the football often and if the Gators win a surprising number of games. Michael Dyer of Auburn ranks high for a youngster. He gained 1,093 last season, broke a Bo Jackson record and made the 37-yard run that set up the winning

kick in the national championship game. Heisman voters may consider past accomplishments. There are other All-Americans in the SEC. Tennessee has none. *** Ben Still, large offensive lineman, prep star in Memphis, mechanical engineering enthusiast with a 3.8 core GPA, says his football future is at Ole Miss. Ben is the son of former Tennessee All-American Eric Still but nobody is publicly complaining that DD did not offer a scholarship. UT has many young offensive linemen. Some of us get a warm, fuzzy feeling when high school athletes follow family ties to Tennessee. On the horizon is Maryville quarterback Patton Robinette, among the favorite grandchildren of Pat Robinette, Vol basketball guard in the mid-1960s, smart student, career educator, exceptional human being. Keep an eye on developments. *** Ah yes, basketball is again in season. The Vols are enjoying individual skill sessions and getting acquainted with new coaches. In one such workout, players

played without a basketball. They did interesting, little defensive slides from sideline to sideline while holding aloft 10-pound medicine balls. This can become strenuous work. Rumor has it that a few knees buckled. One player finally caught his breath and whispered that it was boot camp worthy of Marines. Did anything like this happen in the Bruce Pearl era? *** Pity on Bob and Bert. Tennessee is talking to post prospect Yemi Makanjuoloa at Word of God Academy in Raleigh, N.C. Help me as I ponder how that name would sound on the Vol Network. Yemi is 6-9 and a developmental project. He came to the United States from Nigeria and was going to grow at famous Oak Hill Academy but has relocated. UT coaches visited. For the sake of our favorite basket announcers, maybe Yemi will attend Loyola Marymount or Siena or Hofstra. On the other hand, if he is good enough, maybe we’ll all learn how to say Mak-an-juo-loa.

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couple of weeks ago, Grandma and I decided to go up and get a much-needed Cades Cove fix. The weather was sunny, temps in the upper 70s and the wildflowers were coming on strong. We hadn’t tried out the newlypaved Loop Road, and we hadn’t given it our stamp of approval, either. And, in rummaging through some stuff, I had come upon a Cades Cove Auto Tour Guide booklet that was published in 1965, which I’m sure we acquired around 1970. So, we packed a lunch and headed for the hills, to see if we could get a newer version of the tour book to compare with our 40-year-old one. A brochure put out by the Smoky Mountains Association makes a striking statement: even if Cades Cove were to secede from the rest of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it would still be on the list of the 10 most-visited national parks! With no waterslides, bumper cars, bungee jumps, or fast-food restaurants, no motels or casinos, and still with 2 million visitors a year, you’d think there must be something pretty good going on up there. There is. Taken together with its rim of massive mountains, millennia of natural history and centuries of people history, Cades Cove is a spell-binding place. The Smoky Mountain coves – Cades, Wear, Tuckaleechee, Cataloochee – are geologically unique places. Their flat, level floors are made of younger limestone rocks, surrounded by overlying, older, acidic shales and sandstones making up the mountains. This situation gives the cove floors sweeter, less acid soil than the rocky hillsides, excellent for growing corn, wheat, vegetables and grass for grazing and for hay. It’s potentially a great place to settle. There is no evidence that the Cherokee had ever set up actual residence in the Cove; the first permanent white settlers were John and Lucretia Oliver, who arrived in 1818. The area was very remote. The nearest town was Maryville, a threeday round trip. Many of the early folks lived their entire lives without ever leaving the Cove. Never very crowded, the Cove population rose

Purple Phacelia people how life was lived in those mountains nearly 200 years ago. So now, as Grandma and I meander through the Cove, the forested mountains look down on a new and nicely-improved Loop Road with paved turnoffs and smooth stream crossings. We can see and visit half a dozen beautiful old log homes, a couple of magnificent cantilevered barns, a working grist mill and four “modern” frame buildings dating from the early 1900s – the three churches and the Becky Cable house at the Cable Mill area. And what’s the main difference between the 1965 Auto Tour and the present one? In 1965, the Cove’s fields were leased out by the park service to fortunate individuals to cut hay and graze cattle, supposedly to maintain the farm-like atmosphere of the place. There were three residences for those people listed on the Auto Tour, and along the road, fenced fields full of fat

cattle grazing on imported fescue grass. They are gone now, people, residences and cows. The fields are being carefully restored, one at a time, to the way they would have looked in the 1800s. The Park staff is planting the fields in native warm-season grasses, from seed found to remain in a few areas of the Cove. These grasses make excellent food and cover for the creatures that have lived in the Cove for centuries. People complain that the native grasses make the landscape look “weedy.” River otters, wiped out of the Smokies early on for their fur, once again swim in Abrham’s Creek. Peregrine falcons, once extinct east of the Rockies because of DDT, again fly over the Cove and raise a couple of young up on Duckhawk Ridge every year. A “Day Hikes” guide we got along with our new Auto Tour Guide lists 28 species of birds you should see in the Cove. Deer and

and fell through the years, peaking at around 685 in 1850 and at 708 in 1900. There were still about 100 families living in the Cove when Tennessee began buying up the land for the national park in 1928. Which brings us to the present – sort of. One of the most fascinating parts of the history of the park, to me at least, is the difficulty the founders and early leaders had in deciding what to do with the park once they had it. Some people wanted to make it another great wilderness park like the ones out West, complete with dude ranches and lots of horses. They imported rainbow trout and stocked the streams with the nonnative fish so that anglers could experience real trout fishing, like out West. Others wanted a network of paved roads throughout the park so everyone could experience every part of it from their car windows. They wanted big, multistory, rustic hotels like those in Yellowstone, Yosemite and Glacier national parks, with plenty of restaurants and amenities. And the one that really gets me, and it CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton was seriously considered and debated and Jesus said to (Thomas), “Have you believed because favored by the first you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen park superintendent, and yet have come to believe.” (John 20: 29 NRSV) J.R. Eakin – dam up I see his blood upon the rose Abram’s Creek, flood And in the stars the glory of his eyes, Cades Cove into a His body gleams amid eternal snows, lake 3.4 miles long His tears fall from the skies. and a mile wide, have a huge lodge on the I see his face in every flower; lakeshore with a carThe thunder and the singing of the birds illon bell tower and Are but his voice – and carven by his power paddle boats for the Rocks are his written words. visitors. Good grief! All pathways by his feet are worn, Thank goodness His strong heart stirs the ever-beating sea, much more farsightHis crown of thorns is twined with every thorn, ed and wiser heads His cross is every tree. prevailed. They de(“I See His Blood Upon the Rose,” cided to preserve Joseph Mary Plunkett) the Cove in such a

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way as to protect the natural features like the forest-covered mountains and the clear, free-running streams, and still show us 21st century


s is so often the case with words I know by heart, I first learned the words of Plunkett’s poem by hearing them sung. I was in junior high school

and my social studies classroom was across and just down the hall from the room where the senior high Advanced Chorus rehearsed. Day after

turkeys abound. And flowers? We saw some 25 species that day, showy orchis, crested dwarf iris, bouquets of yellow trilliums with red fire pinks. An amazing natural flower garden. As we destroy our ridge tops, muddy our streams and fill the landscape with abandoned bigbox stores (think Knox County), it’s a comfort to know that there are yet a few sanctuaries where the natural world can go on as it was intended. The 800 square miles of mountains, streams and forests preserved within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park serve to show us what nature can create if given a few thousand years here and there. And a little time spent in Cades Cove can serve to show how independent and determined people can adapt to such a world, and live in it successfully for their whole lives. Spend a day in the Cove.

day during that spring, I heard these words by the British mystic poet, and understood them with as much depth of spirit as a 13-year-old can bring to bear. It was years later that I understood with more mature depth the meanings of his imagery. And longer still before I stood beside the Grand Canyon and saw “carven by his power” his written words. I am grateful to Plunkett for reminding us that all creation is a love letter from God. On Easter Sunday an Armenian clergy pointed out on the PBS radio show “On Being” that in the Creation story in Genesis 1, when it says “God saw that it was good,” the Hebrew could as easily be rendered “God saw that it was beautiful.” And God said, “That’s beautiful.” Which, of course, is exactly what we say when we can breathe again after having been amazed by the wonders of this world, which bear God’s own thumbprint.

I am grateful, too, to John the Evangelist for recording Jesus’ words to Thomas. Thomas is, I suppose, everyone’s favorite agnostic, the one who couldn’t believe until he had seen for himself. It was a week after Easter before Thomas saw Jesus. When Jesus offered for Thomas to touch him (a privilege he had denied to Mary on Easter morning), Thomas no longer needed proof, but declared his faith by exclaiming, “My Lord and My God!”, which was as real and succinct an Affirmation of Faith as any that has been written in subsequent centuries. It was in that moment that Jesus mildly upbraided Thomas for having to see to believe. But in so doing, Jesus also offered us our own personal, universal, once-and-for-all beatitude: “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” We believe because we see Him everywhere!

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New York Times bestselling authors Charlaine Harris and Dr. Bill Bass will speak at the B97.5 Author Spotlight 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Rothchild Conference Center, 8807 Kingston Pike. Harris is the author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels that the HBO series “True Blood” is based on. Dr. Bass is the creator of The Body Farm at UT. Tickets are $40 for VIP seats and a copy of “Dead Reckoning” and $30 for VIP seating only. Tickets: www. or 656-4444.

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has announced the schedule for this year's News Sentinel Pops Series. The series begins with "The Sinatra Project" with Michael Feinstein 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Series tickets start at $103. Info: 291-3310 or www.knoxville

‘Picnic in the Park’ The Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra will perform at Picnic in the Park 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Maryville Greenbelts Theatre in the Park. The event is familyfriendly, and patrons are encourage to arrive early and bring a family picnic dinner. Pop and light classical songs will be performed. Info: 291-3310 or www.knoxvillesymphony. com.

Annual plant sale The Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris, will have its annual plant sale 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 7. Wildflowers, bushes, ferns and more will be available for purchase. Info: 494-9854 or visit www.appalachianarts. net.

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WORSHIP NOTES Men’s groups ■ Concord Woodcarvers will meet the first and third Friday mornings of each month at Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive. Info: www. ■ Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 Northshore Drive, will host “The Brotherhood of St. Andrew” 7-8 a.m. each Thursday for prayer and study. Info: www.

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

Special Services ■ Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike, will host GriefShare at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Get support from the group while recovering from a loss and rebuilding your life. Registration: Laura, 470-9800. ■ Bearden UMC , 4407 Sutherland Ave., invites everyone to “Praise and Worship” 5 p.m. every second Sunday in the fellowship center. Park in the back of the church and enter through the gym. Fellowship and a snack-supper follow the service. Info: www. ■ Two Rivers Church, 275 Harrison Lane, Lenoir City, will host “the Launch” 5-7 p.m. Sundays in the Fireside room. Come experience community and connect with others in a Growth group. Info: www.

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

Youth ■ Rocky Hill Baptist Church, 7409 Northshore Drive, invites kids to the Word of Life Club on Sundays at 5:45 p.m. There will be games, Bible study and more. Info: www. ■ Concord Christian School is now enrolling for the 2011/2012 school year. Info: 288-1617. ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, has open registration for summer and the 2011-2012 school year sessions of preschool and Parent’s Day Out. Info: Lori or Lisa, 531-2052.

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ARTS CALENDAR Technical theater workshops Foothills Community Players will host a series of five technical theater workshops every other weekend in multiple Blount County venues. The workshops will include talks by members of the East Tennessee theater community and will feature topics including set construction and lighting. Free admission. RSVP: 712-6428 or email

Palace Theater The Palace Theater, 113 West Broadway in Maryville, will present the following performances beginning at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted and all tickets are $13 ($15 at the door) unless otherwise noted: ■ Montana Skies, Saturday, May 7.

‘Beauty and the Beast’ William Blount High School drama and music students will perform excerpts from the musical “Beauty and the Beast” 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, at Blount County library. Free admission. Info: 982-0981.

Steve Kaufman Three-time national flatpicking champion Steve Kaufman will perform 7 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Blount County library. Free admission. Info: 982-0981.

‘Puss In Boots’ The Primary Players Children’s Theatre Group will present “Puss In Boots” 7 p.m. Friday, May 6; 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7; and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville. Tickets are $10 ($5 ages 5-13, free for children under 5). Info: 981-8590.

Dumas exhibit An exhibit of works by students of Alexander Dumas will be on display 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at NHC Place in Farragut. Dumas teaches art at the Strang Senior Center. Info: 777-3745 or email alexdumasart@

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The Ramsey House Plantation, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, will host “A Living History Weekend: A Timeline from The French and Indian War to the Civil War” Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15. Info: 546-0745 or visit www.ramseyhouse. org.

May at the Art Market Gallery The Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St., will present an exhibit of works by artists Genie Even and Cynthia Patrick Tuesday, May 3, through Sunday, May 29. Even renders a variety of subjects using transparent watercolor on paper. Patrick fashions unique jewelry from lampworked glass beads she creates. A First Friday reception will be held for both artists 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 6. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Info: 525-5265 or



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Coach Keith McElroy, Piper Givens, Bailey Edwards, Lexi Oran and assistant coach Tony Oran receive a plaque for the West Valley Middle School girls golf team, which won the middle school golf district championship at Knoxville Municipal Golf Course last week. The team beat Karns, Bearden, Webb and Farragut middle schools for a spot at Super Regionals May 9-10. Assistant coach Scott Givens is not pictured. Photo submitted

competition co-sponsored by the French embassy. Entries were short video proposals for community environmental issues and were required to be written entirely in French. The prize is an all-expenses-paid trip to France this July. “My proposal was that each school in Knox County would study a specific aspect of the environment and plan projects to better that situation in Knoxville – one school would study the air, one school water, for example. It would be up to the students,” Gracie said. An accomplished dancer who belongs to the Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble, Gracie was well prepared for such a project because she has studied as much French as she could get. This year her senior project was to watch French movies and review them – in French. Her favorite was a film called “Amalie,” and


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She has also enjoyed the social part of being a student at West High. “Without a doubt we have the greatest teachers ever and you’d be hard put to find so many different groups of people at any other school in the county. There’s no hierarchy here. We like to say that walking thru the halls at West is like another class. You learn so much about life here.” French teacher Valerie Schmid-Gardner has taught Gracie since she was a freshman and agrees that she is very modest and shy. “Gracie doesn’t know how talented she is,” SchmidGardner said. “She’s very independent, but she’s going to have to battle herself a little, I think. I bet she didn’t mention how many colleges she was accepted to. Did she mention St. Andrews in Scotland or the American University of Paris or NYU? How to you not mention getting accepted by Prince William’s alma mater?” She said she will remember students like Gracie and her classmate Mark Hipshire, who won honorable mention in the contest. “That’s why I teach,” she said.


Local students earn Thompson scholarship Local high school seniors who have been awarded the Barney Thompson Memorial Scholarship are Sydney Harness from Harness Bearden Bluegrass Elementary PTA president Stacey Serafin and Eddie and the Eagle accept a check from Knoxville Coalition on ChildAshleigh hood Obesity representative Margie Kidd and Covenant Kids Rutherford Run director Jason Altman for being the fittest school in Knox from West. County. Photos by N. Lester They were presented the scholarship at the anRutherford nual Knox County Schools Partners in Education Luncheon held last week at the Sarah First graders Julia Beers and Justin Straus enjoy a Simpson Center. moment with Eddie the Eagle during Bluegrass Elementary’s Eagle Strut pep rally. Eagle Strut is the school PTA’s annual fundraiser.

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Knox County Council PTA celebrates By Lorraine Furtner The Knox County Council PTA held an award dinner at Rothchild on April 21 honoring individuals and schools, including Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett who received Outstanding Elected Official. The gala was called an “Evening of Elegance to Celebrate Excellence,” (but it could have been called the “PTA A.L. Lotts Awards.) Even Knox County PTA president Pam Trainor joked about giving so many awards to A.L. Lotts Elementary School copr e sident s Penny Paris and Lori T r i k o n es. Trainor The pair were also acknowledged earlier in the month at the Tennessee State PTA awards for Outstanding Local Unit. Paris and Trikones shared the President’s Participation award with Stacey Serafin of Blue Grass Elementary School, but A.L. Lotts claimed a total of six first place awards including


the Jason Jablonsk i M e m o rial Project Heart Cart Award for collecting 1,904 pounds of peanut butParis ter for Second Harvest. A.L. Lotts principal Susan Turner was named Outstanding Principal. C e d a r Trikones Bluff Elementary School took three top awards including Outstanding Teacher Jennie Williams and Beth Perry earned the Outstanding Volunteer – Bettye Lis Award. Some honors revolved around membership drive and membership dedication. The most volunteer hours at a school – 17,836 hours – earned Farragut Primary School principal Julia Craze the Partner in Parent Involvement Award. Ball Camp Elementary chimed in for the Azalea

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SPORTS NOTES ■ A baseball tournament will be held Friday through Sunday, May 13-15, at Halls Community Park. 5U-14U. Open to all. 992-5504 or email ■ Skills Development Basketball Clinic II, boys and girls ages 6-12. Info: 242-3354.

Checking that helps balance my life Reggie Mosley, principal of Blue Grass Elementary School, gives his friend Julia Craze, principal of Farragut Primary School, a hug at the Knox County PTA Awards dinner April 21. Photos by L. Furtner Award for increasing membership by 145 members. Many other awards were shared along with flowers, laughter and a few tears from Pam Trainor as the group gifted her with a dogwood and dog paw print necklace in honor of her two years of service that will be up in June. Info: KnoxCountyPTA. org.

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■ Grace Christian Academy Elementary Music Department will present its spring musical “The Music Man Jr.” noon Thursday, May 5, and noon and 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, at Grace Baptist Church. The evening performance will open with music from the 1st and 2nd grade music program. Admission is free. Info: 691-3427 or email jscealf@

■ There will be a drama camp at Farragut High School 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 20-24. Anyone age 8-14 can participate. FHS drama students will be the counselors/coaches. Deadline to register is Tuesday, May 31. Info:

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■ Sacred Heart School, 711 Northshore Drive, will present a fundraiser and dinner with the comedy troupe “Einstein Simplified” 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the Sacred Heart Gymnasium. Tickets are $35 ($50 per couple) and reservations are required. All proceeds benefit the Sacred Heart Cathedral Annual Fund. RSVP by calling 558-4153 or email

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“We argued for about three hours,” he says. “I was coming in the next morning anyway, so I thought I could wait. But she got the doctor on call (cardiologist Dr. Mike Ayers) on the phone, and he told me more or less, ‘You’d better get your stubborn self in here!’ ” McMillan remembers with a laugh. “So I finally gave in and let my wife bring me in.” McMillan arrived at the emergency room at Fort Sanders in the middle of the night and doctors began assessing his heart. “From then on, I don’t remember much,” he says. That’s because cardiologists Dr. Ayers and Dr. Dan Slutzker along with cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Lacy Harville determined McMillan needed four coronary artery bypasses. While he was under anesthesia for the bypasses, Dr. Harville discovered that one of McMillan’s heart valves needed to be replaced as well. After the emergency surgery, McMillan stayed at Fort Sanders for 10 days. While he was there, he had to quit smoking, a habit he’d had for more than 40 years. “They say if you’re off it three days the nicotine’s out of your system, so I haven’t smoked since. But when you take somebody’s food, caffeine and nicotine away from them, they’re not too hap-

Heart surgery patient Eddie McMillian says if his wife hadn’t insisted he go to the Fort Sanders emergency room, he wouldn’t be here to enjoy his granddaughters Kenley and Baylee. py!” admits McMillan. “I know I was grouchy, but those nurses were great anyway. They knew what was best for my heart in the long run.” The difficult surgery and following cardiac rehabilitation were worth it, McMillan says. Today he walks every morning at 5:30 before going to work in the Facilities Services Department at Fort Sanders. He’s also back to his hobbies of woodworking and gardening. And he’s thankful his wife didn’t listen to him last summer. “She’s the one that saved me, and the good doctors I had. They’ve got the best heart floor there is at Fort Sanders,” McMillan says. “I praise every nurse that tended me up there, and all three of the doctors. You couldn’t have asked for any better care.” And McMillian now advises anyone who is having heart distress not to wait, to get medical attention immediately. For information about the Heart Center at Fort Sanders, call (865) 673-FORT (3678).

The heart of the matter: Cardiac surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center offers some of the region’s most advanced cardiac surgical treatments, according to Dr. Lacy Harville, a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon at Fort Sanders. The hospital is able to handle most complex cardiac cases, helping patients with heart disease live more full and active lives. Dr. Lacy Harville, “I think what people Cardiovascular need to know is there’s Thoracic Surgeon no reason to go out of state for heart surgeries,” says Dr. Harville. “We provide basically every aspect of cardiac surgery, except heart transplantation, right here at Fort Sanders.” In addition to inserting stents and using angioplasty to clear clogged heart arteries, Harville says the coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is still the king of heart procedures. There are nearly a half million CABG procedures performed in the United States every year. During this procedure, the surgeon takes a healthy blood vessel from the patient’s leg and an artery from the chest, and grafts them to the heart, making a detour around the blocked part of a coronary artery. A patient might have two, three or more bypass grafts, depending on how many arteries are blocked.

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“People need to know there’s no reason to go out of state for heart surgeries.” “It’s still our most common surgery,” explains Dr. Harville. But in recent years, valve replacements and the CryoMAZE procedure for atrial fibrillation have also become increasingly common, Harville says. The CryoMAZE treats a condition called atrial fibrillation, which is when the upper chambers of the heart beat rapidly and out of rhythm with the lower chambers. The electrical discharges that control the heartbeat misfire. This condition becomes more common as a person ages, and while medication can control it for many people, more severe cases can be cured with the CryoMAZE probe. This is typically an argon-infused cold probe inserted into the heart. The probe freezes small lines of tissue inside the heart chamber, permanently blocking some of the misfiring electrical signals of the heart and restoring it to its normal beat. “We have a 95 to 98 percent success rate with CryoMAZE,” says Dr. Harville, who has done more than 100 of the procedures at Fort Sanders. “It enables people to come off their medications and restores

their normal heartbeat. We do more here at Fort Sanders Regional than anywhere else in the area.” Harville says surgeons are also seeing more complicated by-pass surgeries involving patients who have previously had stents, need multiple bypasses or need a valve replacement combined with CryoMAZE at the same time they’re getting bypass surgery. Using a device called a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE), surgeons can diagnose a heart valve problem better than ever. The TEE is an ultrasound wand fed down the esophagus, typically during heart bypass surgery. “We’re not looking for extra work, but when you get in there during bypass, you want to get everything done at once, and we’re able to diagnose valve problems while we’re in there,” says Dr. Harville. “We do tests on the heart before we close. We don’t accept anything that’s less than perfect.” For more information about the cardiac procedures performed at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, call (865) 673-FORT (3678).

The American Heart Association now recommends that rapid chest compressions be the first step of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for people whose hearts have stopped. Compressions are to be followed by establishing the Dr. George airway and mouthM. Krisle, to-mouth breathing. Cardiologist The new guidelines apply to adults, children and infants, but not newborns. The revised CPR method was influenced by research that shows many bystanders are hesitant to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. “Some people are afraid because they’re not trained in CPR,” explains Knoxville Heart Group cardiologist Dr. George Krisle. “A lot of the general public are also worried about performing mouth-to-mouth and being exposed to disease or infection.” According to the American Heart Association, fewer than 8 percent of the 300,000 Americans who suffer out-of-thehospital cardiac arrest every year survive. A study in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that bystanders who performed hand-only CPR were able to increase survival to 34 percent from 18 percent for those who got traditional CPR or none at all. Chest compression can keep blood and oxygen flowing to the brain until help can arrive. “Compressions are the way to go,” says Dr. Krisle. “If people will do compressions and then call 911 instead of doing nothing, it can make big difference for cardiac arrest patients.”

Quality. Compassion. Confidence. Three words that describe the physicians and staff at Knoxville Heart Group. With more than 150 years of combined experience, the physicians at KHG offer the full range of cardiac services. Call today for an appointment. Accepting new patients at each of our five locations: • Fort Sanders • Harrogate • Sweetwater • Northshore • Seymour

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The American College of Critical Care Medicine (ACCM) has announced the induction of Byron Turkett, PA-C, MPAS, FCCM, as a Fellow. Turkett, the chief physician assistant with The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Trauma and Critical Care Services, is the only practitioner in the region to be recognized with this distinction.

Melanoma Monday Monday, May 2, has been declared Melanoma Monday by the American Academy of Dermatology in order to raise awareness of this potentially fatal skin cancer and to encourage early detection. Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer and one of the fastest growing cancers in the United States. “Early detection is critical,� reminds Premier Surgical Associates surgical onc olo g i s t Dr. Paul S. Dudrick. “A c c o r d ing to the A merican Paul Dudrick Cancer Society, when detected at Stage I, its earliest stage, the five-year survival rate for melanoma is 97 percent,� he said. If the disease progresses to its most advanced stage IV, the five-year survival rate drops to 15-20 percent.� The best way to find melanoma at its earliest stage is by conducting self-exams at

least once a month to look for changes in moles, freckles or other marks on your skin. The American Cancer Society’s “ABCD� system helps identify potentially dangerous moles. Asymmetry: one half of the area does not match the other. Border: the edges are irregular. Color: the color is not the same all over and may include shades of brown or black. Diameter: the spot is larger than about 1/4 inch, although melanomas can be smaller than this. In addition to the “ABCDs,� also watch for a sore that does not heal, spread of color from the area’s border to the surrounding skin, redness or swelling beyond the border, itchiness or pain and change in the surface of the mole. Ways to prevent skin cancer include applying sunscreen of at least a 30 SPF; seek shade when appropriate; use extra caution near water, snow and sand as they reflect the sun’s rays; do not use tanning beds; and do not get sunburned.

Jay Clark and Jeff Barbra Folk, bluegrass and country musicians Jay Clark and Jeff Barbra will perform 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Laurel Theater. Tickets are $12 ($11 in advance, $10 JCA members and seniors).

Beautiful Violet Anne is as lovely in appearance as she is in name. This 2-year-old female shepherd mix has soft fur and dazzling blue eyes. She is a little shy at the Animal Center, but having fun with her new owners should do the trick. She is housetrained and bonds very quickly with people. Violet is available for adoption at Young-Williams Animal Center at 3201 Division St. Hours there are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Young-Williams Animal Village, 6400 Kingston Pike, is open to visitors noon to 6 p.m. daily. See all of Young-Williams’ adoptable animals at

Golf for a good cause Beaver Brook Country Club, 6800 Beaver Brook Drive, will host a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 9. A game of 18 holes and a golf cart rental will cost $25, of which $10 will be given to the American Cancer Society. A hole-in-one contest will also be held for a chance to win a car. To sign up, call Casey Van De Griff at 689-4479.

May is Foster Care Month Child and Family Tennessee would like to raise awareness of May being Foster Care Month. Foster parents must be at least 21 years old, pass background checks, be financially and emotionally stable, take foster care training classes and have a valid driver’s license and car insurance. “You don’t have to be married, have other children, own a house or be rich. People tend to not foster as much during bad economic times, but the child’s food and clothing expenses are covered through a board payment,� said foster care parent recruiter Terrin Kanoa. She said it is especially difficult to find foster homes for ages 10 and older and that there is a tremendous need for foster parents for teenagers. Info: Terrin Kanoa, 524-7483 or email

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Relay For Life of North Knoxville will launch another year in the fight against cancer 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Mercy Health and Fitness Center Outdoor Track with a special Survivorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lap for those who have defeated cancer. The rest of the participants will surround the track to cheer them on. Info: 558-4053 or visit northknoxville.

Alliance membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; show and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;First Friday Facesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Arts and Culture Alliance will kick off its 2011 Member Show and the â&#x20AC;&#x153;First Friday Facesâ&#x20AC;? photography exhibit by Barry McManus 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 6, with a First Friday reception at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. The exhibits will run through Friday, May 27. The membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; show will feature photography, mixed media, sculpture and more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First Friday Facesâ&#x20AC;? will showcase more than 40 photographs of people who have attended First Fridays over the past year. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with additional hours 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7. Info: 523-7543 or visit www.

Danielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grandfather, my father-in-law Max Carey, passed away April 23, after a long battle with cancer. His struggle started almost exactly two years ago when Daniel was almost 1 year old. Sometimes, I think he held on as long as he did just so Daniel could know him, just so he could hear the little guy say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love you, Poppy,â&#x20AC;? which heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d finally started to do during these past few months. Daniel loved going to his Nana and Poppyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house. He loved listening to Poppy play guitar while he still could. He loved sitting with them on the couch and sharing his snacks with Poppy, even if Poppy didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always want them. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve struggled in these weeks with how to explain to Daniel that Poppy was sick and might die. How do you tell a 3-year-old that someone they know and love isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to be around anymore? How could I tell him about sickness and death without scaring him? How much could he really understand? No one whom Daniel knew well and saw on a regular basis has died before. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had deaths in the family, but Daniel was too young and didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know the people well enough to really need an explanation. I started small. Daniel knows what the hospital is for, even though he calls it â&#x20AC;&#x153;the doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house.â&#x20AC;? When we went to visit Poppy at the

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moms101 hospital, I told my little guy that Poppy was very sick, and he was having to stay at the doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house. I told Daniel that his father was staying at the doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s house to be with Poppy. He seemed to understand, talking about needing medicine to get better. On the morning of April 23, I came home from the hospice needing to tell Daniel something of what had happened. I knelt down to his level, looked him in the eye and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Buddy, you remember that your Poppy was very sick. Well, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not sick anymore, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gone to heaven to stay.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s asked a few times since then where Poppy is, and each time Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve said that Poppy isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sick anymore, and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in heaven. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably never know exactly how much of that sank in, and my husband and I both worry that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not enough. One day, we will have to give a more detailed explanation. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to tell Daniel about death and faith and spirituality. I just hope weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re up to the task. Contact Shannon Carey at shannon@

HEALTH NOTES â&#x2013; Free anxiety clinic and depression screening day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Psychological Clinic, 227 Austin Peay Building, 1404 Circle Drive. Walk-ins only. â&#x2013;  The 15th annual Mercy Nautical Mile, now called River Song at Mercy Nautical Mile, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, with the Little River Band at Two Rivers Pavillion. Tickets are $250 or a table of 10 for $2,250. Proceeds benefit the Compassion In Action Fund at Mercy Cancer Centers. Info: 632-5678. â&#x2013;  Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee (formerly the Wellness Community), 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or â&#x2013;  Chronic Pain and Depression support group meets noon to 1:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at Faith Promise Church off Pellissippi Parkway. Info: Paula, 945-3810, or 748-1407. â&#x2013;  Fibromyalgia screenings are held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Fibromyaligia Clinic located at Total Rehab Physical Therapy. Also support group meetings and several classes are held on the third Wednesday of each month. No charge. Info: 548-1086. â&#x2013;  Grief support groups at Fort Sanders Sevier Hospital at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Home Care Knoxville office and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Home Care Oak Ridge office. Registration is required. Info or to register: 541-4500. â&#x2013;  Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. the third Monday every month at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 218-7081. â&#x2013;  Stop Smoking: 215-QUIT (7848) is a program of the Knox County Health Department. The hotline is answered 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. â&#x2013;  Support group meeting for family members or caregivers of an adult with a mental illness is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Cherokee Health Systems, 2018 Western Avenue. Info: Rebecca Gill, 602-7807 or â&#x2013;  UT Hospice conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with its program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: 5446277 or 544-6279. â&#x2013;  UT Hospice Adult Grief Support, for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or to reserve a spot: 544-6277. â&#x2013;  YWCA Club W, 420 W. Clinch Ave., offers a hula hooping class 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, and a belly dancing class 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays. Info: 523-6126 or visit




Brown Bag, Green Book A new season of the Brown Bag, Green Book lunch and learn series begins this month at the East Tennessee History Center: â&#x2013; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Living Downstream: a Scientistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environmentâ&#x20AC;? by Sandra Steingraber will be discussed by Edye Ellis, host of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Good Lifeâ&#x20AC;? on HGTV, former anchor with WBIRTV and breast cancer survivor, on Wednesday, May 18. â&#x2013;  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainabilityâ&#x20AC;? by James Gustave Speth will be presented by Metro Pulse columnist Frank Cagle on Wednesday, June 15. Reading the book is optional but encouraged. Copies of the books are available at the library. Info: Emily Ellis, 215-8723.

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Little Bitty Quilt Showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; The Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris will host a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little Bitty Quilt Showâ&#x20AC;? throughout July with the theme â&#x20AC;&#x153;Summer Fun.â&#x20AC;? The maximum size of quilts that will be accepted is 24 inches on the longest side. Submitted quilts, entry fees and $5 per quilt must be turned in by Monday, June 20. Ribbons will be given including one for Best of Show. Info: 494-9854 or visit www.appalachianarts. net.


Powell professor named co-chair of VolsTeach program By Valorie Fister With approximately $1.8 million in grant money, co-chair Dr. Susan Benner to work with, a newly renovated floor in Greve Hall and backing by the University of Tennessee, Dr. Susan Riechert is starting a new adventure. “I’m excited about what we’ve accomplished already, and I’m really excited about what this means for the state of Tennessee,” Riechert said. The longtime Powell resident will work with Benner in launching VolsTeach, UT’s new teaching program designed to prepare more mathematics and science teachers for the workforce. This comes after Riechert worked to secure funding for the new program. And it also comes at a time when the well-known professor was named the university’s 2011 Macebearer. That is UT’s highest faculty honor. It represents the award winner’s commitment to the university’s students, academics and scholarship, and society in general.

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Dr. Susan Riechert, a longtime Powell resident and a well-known professor at the University of Tennessee, is now stepping in a new direction. She’s cochair of UT’s new VolsTeach program. Photo by Valorie Fister

The award is given to someone with a solid history of service to the university. Riechert has a long history of service at UT. And she has a long list of honors and offices she’s held over the years. Now her focus is on

Folk and bluegrass artists Jay Clark and Jeff Barbra will perform 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Laurel Theater. Tickets are $12. Info: 523-7521.

May 6, through Friday, May 27, in the Balcony of the Emporium Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info: 523-7543 or visit


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The Arts and Culture Alliance will present “Vignettes,” an exhibit of new works by local artists Richard Foster, Sara Martin and Denise Retallack Friday,

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The American Museum of Science and Energy will host Science Explorer Camp 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 6-10, and Monday through

growing the new program that will provide schools with the teachers that are now in high demand. VolsTeach is a conversion from a former five-year math and science teaching program into a newer four-year program. It offers field experiences during each year of the program. VolsTeach is a replica of UTeach, a program created by the University of Texas. Riechert said UT was graduating good math and science teaching students through the former program, but only 20 students completed it each year. In the new VolsTeach program, Riechert said officials hoped for 50 students to sign up. In fact, 93 students have joined the program that has room for 200. “We’re real excited over that,” Riechert said. “We would love to have as many as we can.” Riechert’s name resounds in the academic and the education worlds as a distinguished professor of science. Her specialty is ecology and evolutionary biology,

Friday, June 13-17, at Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge. Explorations will include insects, habitats, water, weather and more. Cost per week is $175 for AMSE members, $190 for nonmembers. Info:

Chase Rice in concert “Survivor: Nicaragua’s Chase Rice will perform an acoustic set on his “Best Damn Country Tour”

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and she has done much work with spiders. Locally, she’s known for her Biology in a Box outreach project that was actually started in Powell schools. “We’re up to 84 school systems now,” Riechert said of the project. The program is free to schools except for a $300 charge for an initial workshop. The sets, which are housed in wooden trunks, are valued at around $6,000 each, and some schools have as many as six sets, Riechert said. Money for the project comes from at least seven grant funds and organizations, including the Howard Hughes Foundation, the J.R. Cox Fund and the Dwight D. Eisenhower fund. And as for Riechert’s choice of Powell as a place to live, that had to do with four acres of land and the countryside. “I like being in the mountains and out in the country,” she said. “The thing about Powell is it’s growing up so fast.”

Thursday, May 12, at the Tin Roof, 1915 Cumberland Ave. Tickets are $5.

Tour of seven private gardens The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days program will be held rain or shine 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7, beginning at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Ave. No reservations are required

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for these self-guided tours. Tickets are $5 per garden, $30 for all seven gardens. Children 12 and under are free. Info: www.opendays

‘Animal, Vegetable, Mineral’ A1 LabArts will kick off its spring member show “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral” 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, at 8 Shooters Gallery, 1202 N. Central St.

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Duplexes General 109 1994 28-ft 5TH 73 AKC, home raised, tator, exc cond. (New price $266K). WHEEL. Hi-line 262-993-0460 $800/obo 865-691-7796 865-233-4849, 936-1646. w/hitch, large room noahs AVON $$$ ***Web ID# 774795*** ***Web ID# 778891*** BY ISLAND Home Airpull-out. 1 owner. ***Web ID# 776881*** Great earnings port, 2BR, kit., lg. Was asking $7500, opportunity! LR, gas heat, AC, LAB PUPPIES now $6500. Must 742-6551 Household Furn. 204 conn, carport, Residence Lots 44 W/D AKC reg., Yellow & see! Call 687-2372. $495 mo. $250 DD. Black $250. 2326 Spence Place. ETHAN ALLEN enFLEETWOOD pop-up Call 423-636-1307. 117 OWNER FINANCING No pets, 865-689-4238. Professional tertainment center, camper, 12-ft box, hold up to 60" TV. LAB PUPS, 9 weeks, 3 Res. Lots W. Knox sleeps 8, hot water HIGHLANDER CENTER Maple w/ blk trim. AKC, yellow, parOff Middlebrook heater, outside $500/obo. 865-258-9210 OPENINGS ents on site. M&F.  Lot 1 - 1 1/2 AC shower, inside toilet, ***Web ID# 777276*** $300. 865-828-3716  Lot 2 - .75 AC $4,800. 925-3154. 3 br, 1 1/2 ba, W/D ★ Operations Coor/CFO ***Web ID# 777250***  Lot 3 - .75 AC conn, new carpet, See it at : ★ Workshop Center Mgr Zone: Apts, Single fresh paint. Priv LAB PUPS, yellow, Household Appliances 204a ★ Bookkeeper (PT) Family, Residential, entrance & drive. Cr AKC reg., Available MF6 Homes chk & ref. $700/dep, R-VISION TRAVEL Highlander is a social now. For more info. COMPACT Priced from MINI$700/mo, 1st & last @ Cruiser 2003, 28' call 865-206-8347. justice education center $39,900 to $54,900 FRIDGE, 18" great signing. 6815 Adrian travel trailer w/slide ***Web ID# 776960*** in New Market. condition. $25. 925Call Brackfield & Road. 865-922-3847 out and stabilizer 4985 For detailed information: MORKIE PUPPIES, Associates 691-8195 pkg. A/C, furnace, **Web ID#778285** fridge, freezer, (Maltese & York- MICROWAVE, stove, microwave, /n-job-openings.asp shire Terrier Mix) SHARP Carousel, Farms & Land 45 NEAR I-75 Ftn. City/ water heater, dinette cute & cuddly. F large. $50. 925-4985 & shower. Exc cond, Inskip, modern 2 $300; M $250. 1st S/W extra clean. PRIVATE, 4 bdrm, BR, W/D conn., no Business Opp. 130 6 wks, 423-337-2588 STOVE: HOT POINT $5500/obo. 865-494-8174 pets $495, 2 yr lse, 2 ba, 1932 sf, bsmnt white Electric with ***Web ID# 778574*** PUPPY SALE! Puppy cr ck, 865-522-4133 rancher on 38 ac, of self-cleaning oven, P/T BUSINESS from Zone at 8235 Kingmixed pasture / wood$150. Call 925-4985 home. Nets $65K. SPARTAN 25', heavy ston Pike next to land on creek. 2 ponds, Christian themed duty, dual axle, new Chuck E Cheese. Call 2 barns, MUST SEE! Houses - Unfurnished 74 publication. No exp. AC/fridge/water heater 865-690-5252 or come 1153 Coal Hill Rd in Collectibles 213 $3800. 423-442-8174 nec. Clients estab. by for more info. Coalfield. 865-435-1105; LAKEFRONT Luxury for you. Retiring. 865-924-8503 $24,900. 828-665-7719 SHIH TZU Easter Jukebox, Rowe 1960's, ***Web ID# 775625*** townhome, Watts Bar ***Web ID# 778380*** Lake in historic Louplays 45's, loaded puppies, 3 M, 3 F, 6 don. New 3 BR, 3 1/2 w/oldies, good cond. Motor Homes wks old, S/W, $350. 237 hdwd flrs, granite Business Equipment 133 $1500. 865-688-5146 Call 865-680-8759. Acreage- Tracts 46 BA, counters, dock, maint. ***Web ID# 776852*** ***Web ID# 775068*** BEAVER Monterey free. $1340 mo., may COMMERCIAL Grade 2005 40' Class A, 15 ACRES. Hines Val- apply all rent to purFile Cabinets, used. SHIH TZU PUPS, no 400HP Cat C-9 eng., ley Rd, Lenoir City. chase option @ $279,900 2 drawers $25. 4 drawbreeding right, $300. Medical Supplies 219 3 slides, auto. air 865-924-0791 Creek, woods, pasers $50. 865-363-3904. 313-4565. susp., Hydro-Hot, ture. Water, elec, ***Web ID# 774899*** Chapter 24 has cent. vac, W/D, auto STORE FIXTURES, Shih Tzu/Yorkie Pups, DAV gas. Lrg barn, priv., FREE RENTAL sat. dish, 45K mi., showcases, gondolas, MERCHANTS DR. / beautiful. Pics avail Reg., S/W, 8 wks, OF POWER non-smoking, auto. wall shelving. Buy all beautiful, will be small. upon request. $285K CLINTON HWY Area: WHEEL CHAIRS door & patio awnor part. 250-7303. 865-771-0919 $175. 865-659-3848. Tillery Road, available for any ings, $140,000 negot. ***Web ID# 767316*** ***Web ID# 775337*** New Home, 2BR, 2BA, area disabled vetPics avail. on re1 car gar., $825 mo. eran or members of 2 ACRE LOT in Lone Cats 140 YORKIE/CAIRN Pups, quest. 865-288-3512 Call 865-604-1322. their immediate Mountain Shores, ***Web ID# 777484*** Mom is reg. Cairn, Dad family. Manually Tazewell, TN (40 mi HIMALAYANS, 6 wks is reg. Yorkie, F-$275, operated wheel N. of Knox). $18,000 NE KNOX, Washington M-$250. 865-963-1965. 1M flamepoint, vet chairs also availOBO. 901-275-9077 BRAVE 32' 2003 Pk/Murphy Rd area, ckd, dewormed, $200 ***Web ID# 774996*** able. Call 690-7690 $37,995. 45K mi., 2 slides, Newly Built Condo, cash only, 247-4964 for information. 65 ACRES, wood & YORKIE PUPPIES every option, back up 3BR, 2BA, 1550 SF, ***Web ID# 778479*** pasture. Beautiful. 3 F, 1 M, 1st shots/ camera, leveling jacks, 2 car gar. $950 mo. $700,000. Only serious wormed. $350. Call warranty. PERSIAN KITTENS, 865-604-1322. Wanted To Buy 222 transferable offers reply to: 865-209-2674 Call 865-977-1254. CFA, All Colors, ***Web ID# 777445*** P O Box 181 Shots, Wormed, $300. ***Web ID# 775499*** Greenback, TN 37742 RARITY Winnebago Journey POINTE I'm Paying Top Dollar 865-548-9205 KNX756052 Luxury Home, 5 ***Web ID# 775614*** YORKIE PUPS CKC for Standing Timber, 2000 36.5', dsl pusher Reg., 6 wks., 1 M BR, 3.5 BA, 4995 hardwood & pine. 5 w/slide, for more info $350, 3 F $400, S&W. $2500/mo. req. acres or more. Call Lakefront Property 47 SF, $42,500. 865-679-8721 18 mo. lease & dep. Dogs 865-982-2606; 382-7529 141 661-8000 or 258-9216 Wooded home site w/mtn & golf views. AIREDALE BEAUTIFUL PUPWest 225w Motorcycles 238 Gourmet kit., masLAKEFRONT LOC. PIES, 7 wks. old, ter ste, exercise IN FARRAGUT! 1st shots & wormed. rm, media theater, 1587 SF, 3BR, 2 full BA, HUGE MOVING Sale, HARLEY DAVIDSON $150. 865-209-8408 2 frpls. 865-805-3818 LR, DR, & den, new Southern Shade SD ***Web ID# 778832*** Sportster 883 Low, ***Web ID# 777429*** heat & air, new carpet, off Hardin Valley, 2010 w/acc"s! Silver fresh paint, 2+ car English Bulldog Baby, 1 Thurs. 9am, Fri. & w/2 seats, back rest, SOUTH, 2 br, 1 ba, gar., cook's kitchen F left, 10 wks old, Sat. 8am. Furn., tv, extra helmets, more! w/all appls., covered fncd lot, no pets, $600/ NKC reg, 1 yr health baby stuff, bedding, Only 1350 miles -$7500 porch overlooking lake, mo, $600/dep. 865-386guar, $1200. 865-244-0174 HH, so much more! 865-679-1760 or email 9543, lv msg for Ann dock w/roof & deck, ***Web ID# 777077*** boat lift. Move-in ready! ***Web ID# 777679*** ENGLISH BULLDOG $369,900. 865-300-5645 Boats Motors 232 Honda Goldwing 2005, ST. MARY'S $785. puppies, AKC, 1st YORKIES AKC males or 865-414-3227. yellow, lots of extras & females, health shots, vet chk'd, ***Web ID# 776061*** Lovely, restored cottage. 2 41K+ mi, well maint. guar., S/W, Visa/MC Bass Tracker 15' 15 $1250. 423-519-0647 BR, new BA, new$13,500. 865-661-4543 welcome. 865-386-4111 HP Merc., trlr, 2 LAKEFRONT 100', stored hdwd floors, ***Web ID# 775363*** DF, HO trolling mtr, Sunset Bay, Lake French doors to deck, HONDA Shadow 1100, $2500/bo. 804-3326 Norris. $84,900 (was fenced, great neighbors. ENGLISH BULLDOG ***Web ID# 777797*** 1997, $3,250 or partial Pups, NKC Reg., 14 $99,900). By owner. No vouchers. App. req. trade for Harley. CHAPARRAL 200SSE wks. S&W, ch. bld. 412-884-3598 + dep. 865-546-3713 16K mi. 865-712-2147 with trailer & Free Pets 145 2000, $1,200. 423-314-5731 equipment, very LAKEFRONT HOME WEST, 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA ***Web ID# 774895*** Yamaha 1700 Road low time, eng. 5.0L, on Watts Bar w/rec rm, 2 car gaStar Silverado 2007, 225HP Mercury with dock. $269k. rage, fenced yd. ENGLISH Bulldogs 8 ** ADOPT! * * blk, 8k mi, exc cond. Cruiser I/O with 236 wks., 2 F, 1M, NKC Call 865-335-8771 $1100 mo. 865-556-8963 $7500. 865-376-3350 total hours, asking reg. UTD on shots. Looking for a lost pet or a new KNX756063 ***Web ID# 778230*** $14,000. 865-804-0872 $1,000. 865-254-9941 WEST 4 BR, 3 BA, 2 one? Visit Young-Williams ***Web ID# 773789*** car gar., fenced yd, ***Web ID# 777318*** Animal Center, the official Office Space - Rent 65 $1100/mo. + dep. ENGLISH Bulldogs, shelter for the City of Autos Wanted 253 Houseboat, Stardust 865-693-7120 Knoxville & Knox County: 1971, slps 6, Attached NKC reg, 5 F, 2 M, 3 OFFICES Dock, Norris Lake dewormed, 1st shots 3201 Division St. Knoxville. FTN CITY, newly $9,900 OBO 293-8258 $1,000 ea. 423-827-5414 renovated. Executive Houses - Furnished 75 ***Web ID# 777537*** ***Web ID# 777307*** * * * * * * * * office/studio/prof svcs 1 unit 450 sqft $450/mo 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA, fenced ENGLISH MASTIFF HYDROSPORT BASS for junk cars, trucks, 2 units 320 sqft/ea yard, West Knox. pups, 7 wks., 1st shots, Boat, 1995, 150 Johnvans, running or not. $325/mo. 5437 North Desired school dist. 4 M, 1 F, apricot w/ son, very low hrs, gar We also buy junk Broadway. Call 865$1750. 408-771-1106 blk mask. $1000. 865kept. $6500. 865-617-9726 tractor trucks & 696-5611, 865-719-6022 ***Web ID# 775305*** 674-9995; 865-310-2764. ***Web ID# 775234*** buses, 865-456-3500 GREAT LOC. Quiet, 5 min. to Turkey Crk, HVA & FMS schls, 1.3 acres, painted, new kit., stainless appls., 3 BR, 4 BA, lg. shop, 206 Landoak Rd. $209K. 865-406-4404 ***Web ID# 775385***






CASH - we will pay top $$$ for your junk vehicles. Free pickup. 865-363-8956

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KSO Chamber Season finale The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will conclude this year’s Chamber Classics season with an afternoon of Baroque 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets are $23.50. Info: 656-4444 or www. knoxvillesymphony. com.

Spring show for Knoxville Watercolor Society The Knoxville Watercolor Society will host a spring show and sale through Sunday, May 15, at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Info: Wilda Clark, 588-6828.

Free performance by KSO youth orchestra The Knoxville Symphony’s Youth Orchestra Association will present its last performance of the season 7 p.m. Monday, May 2, at the Tennessee Theatre. All five orchestras in the association will be performing. Admission is free. Info: 291-3310.

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CAROL'S CLEANING SERVICE 20 yrs exp, comm & residential. Bonded & insured, refs avail. Call for quote 323-9105

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CHEVY 1500 Express Cargo Van 2008, only 43,400 mi, exc cond. $15K. 865-748-6571 GMC SAFARI 2003, well maint, great cond. 200k hwy mi, $3800. 865-405-4308 ***Web ID# 777546***


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CERAMIC TILE installation. Floors/ walls/repairs. 32 yrs exp, exc work! John 938-3328

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DENNY'S FURNITURE REPAIR. Refinish, re-glue, etc. 45 yrs exp! Retired but have a desire to keep active FORD F-350 1996, 7.3L in the trade. 922turbo dsl, Omaha 6529 or 466-4221. ^ welder body, 150k, Also antiques for $6700. 865-809-1874 sale! ***Web ID# 776247*** DODGE RAM 2500, 1999 92K mi., 2X4 RC, LB, runs great, must sell $3800. 865-679-2100

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HAROLD'S GUTTER BLAZER 2001, extra SVC. Will clean Tree Service clean, garaged, 64k front & back $20 & mi, all local, $7500. up. Quality work, 865-688-0445 guaranteed. 945-2565 FORD F150 super crew Lariat 2008, Lawn Care 339 exc. cond., 1 owner, almost fully loaded. BUSY BEES LAWNnever been smoked CARE at your serin, complete service vice! Mowing, mulchrecords, 40,250 mi. ing, lawn detail, you $29,999. 865-384-4177. name it! Free est, Sr. Discount. It would Bee pleasure to serve Antiques Classics 260 my you! Mark 335-7290 CHEVY 1941 4 door, OUR FATHER'S GARfresh 350 mtr/trans, DEN Lawncare Svc. new tires, radiator, Reasonable rates, back glass, new Free est. 201-1390 window channels, Lokar shifter. Best offer. 865-382-8983 Painting / Wallpaper 344 ***Web ID# 774921*** AA PAINTING MGB ROADSTER Int/Ext painting, 1976, yellow / black, staining, log homes, many upgrades, pressure washing. ^ looks & runs new. 992-4002 $6500. 423-884-2399 or 617-2228 ***Web ID# 775867***

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FORD Explorer 2000, red, 98K mi. V6, all pwr. CD, good tires, cold AC. $4500. 423-836-8798. Nissan Pathfinder 2004 Platinum Ltd LE, 4WD, CD, 6 cyl., htd seats, gray black lthr, low miles, new tires, immac. cond. By owner. $13,800 OBO. 865-924-0791 ***Web ID# 778293*** TOYOTA 4-RUNNER 1995, large wheels, runs well-body good $3800/bo 865-938-1393


BMW 2007 750Li, white w/beige int., loaded, 36K mi, cert. to ^ 100K mi transferable, non smoker, gar Remodeling kept, hand washed, exc cond. $39,000. 423-337-1545 days; 423-746-0530 nites ***Web ID# 774990***


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BUICK Regal Custom 1995, Loaded, Very Good Cond In/Out. $2495/B.O. 865-397-7918 ***Web ID# 775418*** CHEVY Malibu 2005, 4 dr., auto, air, V6, silver, 65,700 mi., $6,500. 865-637-0760. MERCURY GRAND Marquis LS 1999, 136k mi, golden ext, tan lthr int, prem whls, CD MP3 radio $3350. 865-804-3729 ***Web ID# 776521***



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Fearing cancer, woman gets mammogram â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fortunately, my tumor was noncancerous,â&#x20AC;? said Collins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was relieved and impressed to have results so quickly.â&#x20AC;? Collins stays active. She home schools her two daughters, Taylor, 12, and Kristin, 15. She exercises daily and prepares meals for her family, which also includes her husband, Chad, whom Collins calls her best friend. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been very blessed, and I knew that Chad would be supportive, especially during a time like this.â&#x20AC;? The Collins family lives on a 25acre farm where they raise cattle and catďŹ sh. They enjoy spending time together outdoors, which helps them maintain a healthy lifestyle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Regardless of age or previous testing results, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important for women to seek medical attention anytime they experience a change in their health,â&#x20AC;? said Dr. Squires. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Only proper screenings can detect if a tumor is cancerous or noncancerous.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to have any regrets, so being proactive where my health is concerned is important,â&#x20AC;? said Collins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cancer can spread so quickly, early detection is the only sureďŹ re way to make the most impact.â&#x20AC;? Schedule your mammogram with the Parkwest Comprehensive Breast Center today by calling 865-373-7010.

Cause of breast lump turns out to be fibro-fatty tissue Jennifer Collins, 32, of Oakdale has a family history of breast cancer. During a routine breast exam in 2007, her physician was concerned about a spot and referred her to the Parkwest Comprehensive Breast Center for evaluation. Collinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; worry was compounded by a childhood memories. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As an only child, I spent a good deal of my childhood being raised by my mother while we lived with my aunt who had breast cancer,â&#x20AC;? explained Collins. At the Breast Center, Collinsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mammogram was read by Dr. Amanda Squires, a radiologist who has completed a fellowship in breast health imaging. Squires was able to get a closer look at the area to pinpoint the spot digitally. Collins then had an ultrasound to help determine if the lump was ďŹ&#x201A;uid ďŹ lled or a solid mass which could indicate cancer. The mass was further evaluated with a core biopsy where a hollow needle is inserted to obtain a sample of the tissue for the laboratory. Results conďŹ rmed that Collins had ďŹ bro-fatty breast tissue with ďŹ broadenomatous features, a common noncancerous breast condition. Because of hormonal changes

Jennifer Collins, above and right with her family, believes being proactive is critical where your health is concerned. during childbearing years, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fairly common and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t increase the risk for breast cancer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year, I had another scare when I found another spot in the same general area as before,â&#x20AC;? said Collins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather be safe than sorry, so I followed back up with the breast center for evaluation.â&#x20AC;? Within 24 hours, the center was able to evaluate the area and compare her results with those she had previously. Collins was relieved when she received the same results, indicating the area was benign.

Save your Ta Tas Attend our Girls Night Out Mammogram Party on May 10 Mammograms are a girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breast friend. They save lives, but some women risk their health because â&#x20AC;&#x153;mammograms are not fun.â&#x20AC;? Not any more. A special Girls Night Out Mammogram Party will be held at the Parkwest Comprehensive Breast Center on Tuesday, May 10, in observance of Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. You are invited to attend with your mom, your daughter, your best friend or someone else whose health you care about. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keeping you in good health is important to us, so we hope those who are in need of their annual mammogram will join us,â&#x20AC;? said radiologist Amanda Squires. Appointments are not necessary, but preferred. Drop by from 5-7 p.m. for complimentary wine and dessert â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and a mammogram! Dr. Amanda The event will also offer free bone density and Squires carotid artery screenings available for those who are interested. Although there are an estimated 2.3 million breast cancer survivors among us in the United States, breast cancer continues to plague nearly 40,000 women each year. Early stage detection is essential for survival and the Parkwest Comprehensive Breast Center offers a wide variety of services to provide a complete assessment of your breast health that allows you to do just that. For more information about the Breast Center at Parkwest, call 865-373-7010 or visit

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keeping you in good health is important to us, so we hope those who are in need of their annual mammogram will join us.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Radiologist Amanda Squires

Parkwest Comprehensive Breast Center is ACR accredited What does this mean to you?

N Annual mammograms should begin annually at age 40; however a baseline screening is encouraged at age 35. N Clinical breast exams are recommended annually by your medical provider if you are over age 40 or every three years if you are in your 20s or 30s. N Self breast exams should be done routinely to increase awareness so you can quickly notice any changes that need to be reported to your doctor.

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The Parkwest Comprehensive Breast Center provides a single-setting for medical expertise, education, individualized treatment planning and ongoing support for breast healthcare. The Center is an accredited American College of Radiology Breast Center of Excellence. As a patient this accreditation means: N Parkwest Comprehensive Breast Center has voluntarily undergone a rigorous review process to ensure its services meet nationally accepted standards. N Personnel have the education and certification to perform and interpret medical images. N Parkwest has demonstrated excellence in breast imaging by obtaining accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy.


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Shop for Mom! Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8, you-all. Say thanks to your mom and all those other women who have acted like your mom over the years.


New feature! Shopper-News in Bearden and Fountain City will offer a new feature in May. We’re taking a serious (kidding!) look at what’s up downtown. Coordinated by Shannon Carey, the new feature will include information, pictures and other related fun stuff from the Old City to Market Square. Got ideas? Contact Shannon@ And hurry!

Modern Supply donates lighting to the Labor of Love Modern Supply Company, a kitchen, bath and lighting distributor located off Lovell Road in Farragut, donated indoor and outdoor lighting and ceiling fans to the Labor of Love home remodel project for Knoxville’s Helen Ashe, co-founder of The Love Kitchen. Ashe and her twin sister, Ellen Turner, founded the Love Kitchen which provides meals, clothing and emergency food packages to homebound, homeless and unemployed persons. The volunteer project was a way of saying thank you for their valuable contribution to the area. Modern Supply CEO Pace Robinson said, “In the true Volunteer spirit, the community has come together to return Helen’s and Ellen’s generosity. We’re honored to have helped.”


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Quality By Sandra Clark Parkwest Medical Center is gaining national and statewide recognition for efficiency and quality of care. That’s the report CAO Richard Lassiter brought to the Rotary Club of West Knoxville when he spoke at the behest of club vice president Richard Bettis. “We are trying to drive world class quality,” Lassiter said. Parkwest recently earned a Level 4 Malcolm Baldrige award, one of 28 companies in Tennessee to be so honored, he said. The Baldrige National Quality Award recognizes U.S. organizations in the business, health care, education and nonprofit sectors for performance excellence. It was also recognized by the Tennessee Hospital Association (THA) with a Leadership Excellence Award. Two of the 28 hospitals that received this award were in the Knoxville area and both are members of Covenant Health. The other was Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. Based upon the government’s definition of quality, Parkwest is in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide, and was one of 28 hospitals nationwide to earn recognition for “valued based pricing.”

is watchword at Parkwest

Quality Recognitions ■ Designated six times as a Top 100 Heart Hospital by Solucient ■ Recipient of two Tennessee Quality Awards ■ 4-star awards for outstanding patient satisfaction from Professional Research Consultants, outpatient services, emergency department, outpatient surgery, 2005 ■ Gold Award, outstanding patient satisfaction, PRC, inpatient cardiology, 2005 ■ Level 5 Award (the highest award possible) from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement for prompt emergency care ■ VHA Leadership Award for operational performance ■ Posted near perfect laboratory scores in its most recent Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) surveys Source: Parkwest website

“We are growing in an era of depression,” Lassiter said. Parkwest has grown by an average 4 percent annually since 2005. The Q&A session sparked lively discussion. Lassiter had no apologies for the ex-

cavation visible from I-40 at Cedar Bluff. Excavation: “We are landlocked with only one way to grow – north – so we purchased 33 acres from the Parker family and have started leveling and creating three lots.” There are not specific plans for land use, although parking is a good bet. “ObamaCare:” Speaking as a hospital administrator, not personally, Lassiter said, “Health care is 16 percent of (the country’s) Gross National Product and we’re heading toward 20 percent. (Providers) need to decrease costs and (the country) needs to move from 82 percent of patients with a payer (health insurance or government program) to 94 percent.” He said the reform bill was a compromise, yet 26 governors have challenged the requirement that individuals purchase health insurance. That provision “is the reason the American Hospital Association supported the bill.” About 60 percent of the patients at Parkwest are on Medicare and another 5 percent are on TennCare, he said, and their reimbursement is below cost, subsidized by patients with insurance. Staff: Parkwest and Pennisula, which it operates, have about 2,000 employees.

Richard Lassiter speaks to West Knox Rotary. Photo by Charles Garvey Free care: A tough problem. One uninsured patient requiring dialysis can cost a hospital $20,000 a day. Beds: Before Baptist Riverside closed, we had too many beds. Right now we may be “a little overbedded.” Advertising: Why advertise? To grow market share. Parkwest favors targeted marketing with an education component. Killer infections: Several bugs are growing because of our overuse of antibiotics. It’s a concern

because we’re running out of therapies. Tort reform: We’ve pushed hard for reform. The state of Mississippi got down to four practicing OB/GYNs delivering babies because of lawsuits, malpractice insurance and jury awards. It really affects physicians. Cost of reform: Lassiter expects the federal reform to cost $1 trillion with hospitals providing $400 billion (in savings). Results: Let’s look back at this “huge social experiment” in 10 years and see.

Name the pup: And the winner is … Never, in my wildest dreams, could I have imagined that more than 100 readers – 111 to be exact – would respond to last week’s Name the Puppy contest. Thank you, one and all. I

Anne Hart hope now you understand why I haven’t responded to your emails. I would have had to hire an assistant! A lot of you sent entire lists of names, and there wasn’t a dud among them. Honestly, choosing just one of those names for my new Dalmatian puppy is one of the toughest jobs I’ve ever had. Many of you sent sweet personal stories about your

band, Allen Burt, are psychologists who have been Farragut residents since 1993. Their daughters are Miranda, who is 13 and a 7th grader at Farragut Middle School, and Ariane, who is 9 and a 3rd grader at Farragut Intermediate. Sharon’s winning name for the puppy is Macbeth, probably to be quickly shortened to ‘Mac’ – also appropriate because he races through my house somewhat like a Mack truck. And yes, as an Elizabethan English major, I do Sharon Bryant with husband Allen Burt and their daughters realize that Shakespeare’s Ariane and Miranda meet little Macbeth Hart. Sharon won the play was a tragedy. I don’t Name the Puppy contest. anticipate any tragedies for the puppy, unless he just own beloved animals. Some wish you could all win the wiggles himself to pieces did a lot of research into prize. with sheer happiness, which the breed and into specific But, as in any contest, seems a real possibility about now. names. I’m impressed with there has to be a winner. the amount of thought and But back to the name. I Her name is Sharon Bryenergy you put into this and ant, and she and her hus- have always loved Shake-

speare and even have a small painting of the family home of his wife, Anne Hathaway, near Stratford-on-Avon, that my mother brought back to me from a trip there. So there’s also a sentimental attachment of sorts. All of that aside, what really grabbed me was Sharon’s reference to the most famous line from the play: “Out, out, d... Spot,” which seems eerily close to what I find myself saying to the puppy every hour or so. And in addition to all that, I just liked the name. Thank you, Sharon, for both your contribution to the cause and your sense of humor. And thanks to all the rest of you who entered the contest. I hope it was as much fun for you as it was for me. In my book, you’re all winners! Contact:

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Africa-bound Greg Trevathan, Jarrod Justice, Walt Bain, and Kely Braswell, staff members at Antioch Community Church, have their weekly accountability and Bible study session at Long’s Drug Store. The church, which meets at Christian Academy of Knoxville’s high school, is preparing to send two teams to Uganda to follow up on a church that was planted there two years ago. The men are all participating, except Bain, whose wife is expecting a baby. Photos by Wendy Smith

A different kind of Game Time Clara Bell, Roberta Potter and Sharon Welch give Barbara Pelot, second from left, a poster for Game Time in Tennessee, which is May 14 at Neyland Stadium. UT student athletes approached Fellowship of Christian Athletes Chaplain Roger Woods with the idea for the event, and Potter and Welch are co-chairs. Bell is in charge of prayer for the event, which will include children’s activities, speakers and a concert featuring Superchick and Group 1 Crew. Some kids’ activities require preregistration by May 11 at

You’re never ever too old for tennis Bob Rony, Ray Weeden and Betty Joyce visit Long’s to promote the 22nd annual Never Ever Senior Novice Tennis Program, which is May 16-26. Classes are 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Tyson Family Center, and 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at West Hills Park. The lessons are appropriate for new players and those with rusty skills. “The main thing is, for seniors, if you want to stay alive and enjoy the rest of your life, you need to get off the couch and do something,” says Weeden, who took up tennis at age 60. For info: Bob Rony, 971-5896

Donna Bass promoted at Y-12 FCU Donna Bass was promoted to the position of education services manager at the Y-12 Federal Credit Union. She previously was a financial Donna Bass counselor and led numerous seminars with topics ranging from

identity theft to saving and budgeting for college. She was integral in establishing Y-12 FCU’s two inschool branches at Eagleton Middle School and Anderson County High School and will be opening four new school branches in 2011.

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Bogartz opens BBQ lunch spot Chef Bruce Bogartz has opened The BBQ Shack at RouXbarb, a new barbecue experience located behind his signature restaurant, RouXbarb, at 130 S. Northshore Drive. The BBQ Shack is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch and catering orders. Info: 212-0024.

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■ Chamber Member MD Lab, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. ■ New Member Reception , 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10. ■ Bright Ideas Seminar: “Leading with the Brain in Mind: The Neuroscience of Leadership”, 11:30 am. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11. Admission is $35 nonmembers, $25 members. ■ Business After Hours with MetroPulse Best of Knoxville Winners, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, Latitude 35, 16 Market Square. ■ Ribbon Cutting for Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, 10-11 a.m. Friday, May 13, 4611 Kingston Pike. ■ The Knoxville Area Urban League (KAUL) will host a Microsoft Excel class 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 13. The class will cover topics including Excel basics, organizing a worksheet and worksheet formulas. There will be a $10 fee for instructional materials. Info: 524-5511. ■ KAUL will also host an all-day homeownership workshop 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 7. The workshop is open to anyone preparing to purchase their first home and covers selecting, purchasing, financing and maintaining a home. It also meets all requirements for FHA loans. There will be a $20 fee for a take-home workbook. Info: 524-5511.

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■ Networking: REO, 5 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 10915 Anchorage Circle.

David and Kristi Hickey cut the ribbon at the grand opening of their consignment store, Consign to Design, April 19 surrounded by family and friends, including members of the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce. The store is located at 10420-D Kingston Pike.

■ Ambassador Meeting , 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, Pinnacle Financial, 241 Brooklawn St. ■ Networking , 8 to 9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 19, Edward Jones: David Brown, 2099 Thunderhead Road, Suite 202, Northshore Town Center. ■ B.O.D. Meeting , 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, Child Advocacy Center, 887 Highway 70 West, Lenoir City.

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Rotary sets picnic The Rotary Club of West Knoxville will enjoy a potluck picnic Saturday, May 14, at Concord Marina, catered by Big Fatty’s. Members are asked to bring a covered dish for the 5:30 p.m. event. Jaeger


his wife, Phoebe, moved to Knoxville in 1995. Their West Knox Rotary son, Drew, will graduate from Hardin Valley AcadeShopper SPot my in May and their daughter, Audrey, is a sophomore there. Paul holds a bachelor’s ■ Meet the degree in finance from members Loras College in Dusbuque Paul Jaeger joined Ro- and has been in the trust tary in April, sponsored by business for 30 years, J.T. Carver. He’s a native of specializing in retirement Iowa who moved to South planning and investments. Bend, Ind., in 1986. He and Paul is a member of the

Tennessee Valley Estate Planning Council, the Pellissippi State Business Advisory committee and serves as treasurer for The Restoration House of East Tennessee. Dr. Conrad Vaughan also joined Rotary in April, sponsored by David Hales. He was born in Knoxville and graduated from Farragut High School and UT with a bachelor’s in zoology and psychology. He earned a doctorate in chiropractic from Life University School in Atlanta, graduating cum laude. He is a staff physician at Hosenfeld Chiropractic and is team physician for the Knoxville Rugby team, the Possums. His wife is Shannon and children are Austin, Felisha and Bryce.

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other’s Day serves as a gentle reminder of the especially close bond between mothers and daughters. So when it’s time for Mom to give up the responsibilities of home ownership and move to a senior living community, who better than a daughter to help select the new home?

And what better place than Parkview West to assure that Mom is happily settled in a new home where she will thrive surrounded by a friendly, helpful staff and other residents, many of whom become close friends? Three of those motherdaughter duos gathered last week to talk about why Parkview West was the best choice for them. For Corinne Pennington, who lived in Kentucky, and her daughter, Rose Wilkes, who lives here, it was an easy choice. “After we looked here she said ‘I don’t want to look any place else. This is it,’ ” Wilkes says. “It has been great for all of us. I had to travel so far to see her before, but I’m on Kingston Pike all the time, so it is very convenient. My sister lives in Jefferson City, so it’s a lot better for her, too.” Pennington, who has lived at Parkview for about a year and a half, adds, “We are like family here. We care about each other.” Visitors and newcomers are always struck by the building’s architectural features and lovely furnishings. “It’s like a resort here,” comments Joy Fender, whose Mom, Ruby Avans, has been a resident for just a month. “The grandsons helped Mom move in, and they looked around and said ‘Wow. This isn’t what we expected.’ ”

Mother-daughter duos are, from left, Rose Wilkes and Corine Pennington, Joy Fender and Ruby Avans, and Jane Moats and Jeneal Wood.

Avans says, “The nice part is that I can walk out of my room and have someone to talk to. Before, it seemed like all winter long I sat in my house and looked at the snow. Here everything is inside one building, and they drive you to the doctor and to other appointments.” Jeneal Wood has lived at Parkview for almost two years. She says the things she likes best are “the cloth napkins in the dining room, the chandeliers and the fact that I could bring my Shih Tzu, Lou. I just love the ambiance here.” Daughter Jane Moats adds the two looked at three or four places before making a decision. “This just seemed to fit perfectly.” All of these folks spoke enthusiastically about the food at Parkview. Breakfast and dinner are served in an elegant

“The grandsons helped Mom move in, and they looked around and said ‘Wow. This isn’t what we expected.’” – Ruby Avans, Parkview West resident dining room, and there is also a private dining room that can be used by residents when they have visitors. The facility also has a beauty salon, a well-equipped workout room, a library and a theatre where movies are shown several times a week, church services are held and residents gather to hear community news. Parkview West opened almost three years ago and is located at 10914 Kingston Pike, just west of Lovell Road and minutes from restaurants, shopping and theaters in Turkey Creek. It is equally close to hospitals, doctor’s offices and

community parks. A driver is available to take those residents who no longer drive for doctor’s visits or on shopping excursions, and in addition, there are group trips in Parkview’s bus for a wide range of activities. Apartments are available for rental in four different floor plans, all with full-size refrigerators. Some come equipped with a full-size kitchen, while others have balconies or patios available. Seating areas are interspersed throughout the facility, including areas with tables for playing bridge, working puzzles and the like. There is also a peaceful com-

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munity balcony and a community patio. The balcony, complete with rocking chairs, overlooks a lovely courtyard with plants and flowers, a fountain and a walking trail that rounds out the beautifully designed facility. The patio has tables and umbrellas and is great for lunches. It’s easy to see why Parkview quickly becomes home to its residents. It’s a cozy and comfortable place, and offers each individual the experience of a nurturing community. Parkview’s slogan that “It’s all about security and peace of mind” shows in the enthusiastic response of the residents when they talk about their new homes. They all agree that for those who no longer want the burden of keeping up their own home, it’s the best possible place to be. For more information about Parkview West, its programs, costs and availability of apartments, call Lori Banther, Director of Sales and Marketing. She’ll gladly schedule a visit for you!

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hat a blessing it is to live in East Tennessee with a wonderful place like the Great Smoky Mountains National Park practically at your doorstep. If you’re looking for something to do with the kids this summer, look no further than the Smokies. With beautiful trails, abundant wildlife, lovely views and cool mountain streams, a trip to the Smokies can be fun and relaxing, even with the kids in tow. Children of any age can enjoy and benefit from a jaunt through the wilderness. When planning your trip, keep in mind the ability levels of everyone involved, then go online or pick up a guide book and pick a trail accordingly. Abram’s Falls is a good starter trail, but you might want to save the Chimneys until the kids (and you) have a little more hiking experience. If you have small children, a baby backpack, like the one make by Kelty, is an excellent investment. Your small child can ride when he or she gets tired and can even take a nap in the backpack. Just be ready for lots of comments from other hikers about how much they’d like to ride in one! Safety first, but don’t let it keep you from enjoying the trail. Be wise, but

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Zachary and Daniel Carey hike the Abrams Falls trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Photo by S. Carey

remember that any trip into the wild has risks. Pack a good first aid kit, even on the easiest hikes. Each adult and older child should carry his or her own food and water and a change of clothes, especially socks. Adults and kids old enough to be responsible should also have a source of flame and small knife. Sturdy shoes are also a must for everyone. Before heading out, be sure to check the Great Smoky Mountains National Park website, htm, to see if there are any bear warnings or closures on your chosen trail. Educate yourself on what to do if you see a bear, and educate your children, too. Remember that you’re a guest in the national park, and the wildlife you see are the residents. On your hike, take it slow. Let your children stop and examine what they find by the trailside, but remind them to never go off the trail. Take plenty of breaks for snacks and water. In fact, it’s OK if you don’t make it to the end of the trail as long as everyone has a fun, relaxing time. Also, hiking isn’t the only way to see the Smokies. Try touring Cades Cove by bicycle or Fontana Reservoir by canoe. You can even rough it with your family and try backcountry camping at one of the parks backcountry sites or shelters, some of which are just a few miles from where you park. If you haven’t taken advantage of everything the Smokies have to offer your family, make this your year to get out, get active and enjoy nature!

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ou may think of a ministry as something that saves souls, but for Gabrielle Blake, her ministry is to help people save money and eat healthier, hopefully bringing peace, health and prosperity to their daily lives. Blake is the author of the blog “Couponing in Critical Times,” and she gives free workshops on everything from couponing to canning to making your own yogurt and mozzarella. It all started back in 2008, when people were re-

Gabrielle Blake, author of the blog “Couponing in Critical Times,” at the Knoxville Coupon Fair. File photo

was 10 years old, her mother passed away. Her grandmother and father, whom Blake calls “the most influential people in my life,” along with the aunts and uncles in her large extended family, taught her about frugal living and selfsufficiency. Later, when Blake was in her teens, her father’s business went bankrupt. As the oldest of two girls, Blake took on the shopping duties and used coupons to make the dollars stretch. Later, after marrying her husband, Aaron, and giving birth to her daughter, Hannah, Blake started learning the many ways to make couponing easy. “I’ve been very blessed in my life to have a lot of people who have taken the time to teach me things,” Blake said. “This is my way of paying it forward. It’s a ministry to me.”

ally feeling the pinch of the recession. Blake’s church, Faith United Methodist in the Sterchi area, was hearing from more and more people in need. Blake, a couponing veteran, knew she could get many items for free matching coupons and sales, so the church started Coupons for Christ. Church members brought Blake all the coupons they weren’t using, and Blake used the coupons to keep the church’s food pantry full. In May 2009, the pastor’s wife at Faith suggested that Blake teach a workshop on money-saving strategies and couponing. Blake called it “Couponing in Critical Times,” and shortly thereafter the blog was born. But, where did Blake come by this couponing knowledge? When Blake

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Money-saving tips from Gabrielle Blake ■ The best tip is to reduce waste. Most people just aren’t aware of how much they’re using and how much they’re wasting. Pay attention to how much you’re throwing away. You can make small changes that really add up.

■ If people are using coupons, the best tip I can give is to go online to find the matchups at

■ I try to buy things before I need them, as many as I have coupons for instead of just one.

■ I make what I call a needs list each month, listing things I have to buy for and things I’m about to run out of. Then, I wait for a sale.

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■ Do what works for your family. You get the Knoxville Coupon Fair, a well-attended couponing extravaganza, off the ground. And, while she certainly supports other couponing bloggers who make money off their blogs, Blake has made the decision to keep “Couponing in Critical Times” free and ad-free.

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Make your staycation sizzle Who says you’ve got to get out of town to have a great time with the kids? Your staycation can rock without even leaving East Tennessee. Here are a few fun events to make family time a great time. ■ Gametime in Tennessee is a free event at Neyland Stadium noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 14. Let your young sports fans participate in sports drills and activities while meeting former and current UT players. The south end zone will be a children’s zone with inflatables, crafts and activities, along with entertainment for young and old alike. Info: info@ ■ Children’s Festival of Reading, sponsored by Knox County Public Libraries, will be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the World’s

Fair Park. The day of fantastic fun will feature your favorite authors and illustrators, along

with storytellers, musicians, a mad scientist with crazy water experiments, a hayride, crafts and a giant inflatable. Info: ■ Tennessee Smokies Supersplash Day will be noon Thursday, June 16, at the Smokies Park in Kodak. Come see the Smokies take on the Chattanooga Lookouts while you get soaked and cool off from the summer heat. Supersplash Day is also Knox County Day, with $2 off walk-up ticket orders for people living or working in Knox County. Info: www. ■ Secret City Festival is Oak Ridge’s free, awardwinning two-day event celebrating the history and culture of Oak Ridge. There will be live music and entertainment, including

Ceremony. Fun and good food will be available throughout the day, including demonstrations of rail-splitting, basketmaking, sheep herding, quilting, blacksmithing and more. Activities are free with cost of admission. Info or to purchase tickets: www. ■ The Grainger County Tomato Festival celebrates everything that’s great about East Tennessee’s famous ’mater. Held Friday through Sunday, July 22-25, the festival has something for everyone, including great food, activities for kids, arts and crafts, live music, a 5k run and a Civil War encampment. Don’t forget the famous Tomato Wars, held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 25. Info: www.graingercountytomato

concerts by the Village People and Ricky Scaggs, areas for toddlers, children and teens, a zipline, arts and crafts, the South’s largest World War II re-enactment, history exhibits and Manhattan Project site tours. The event will be held 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 17, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at A.K. Bissell Park on the Oak Ridge Turnpike. ■ Museum of Appalachia’s Fourth of July Celebration and Anvil Shoot is a pioneer-style celebration of Independence Day, held 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 4, at the museum, 2819 Andersonville Highway in Clinto . A real anvil will be shot to open the event in true pioneer style. A replica of the Liberty Bell will be rung at 2 p.m. in conjunction with the National Bell Ringing




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