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VOL. 7 NO. 23


Outdoors Outdoor Living Special Section


Officers deter crime on greenways

Find out where the wild things are and much more in this month’s “myOutdoors.”

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Meet the interns Yes, it’s that time of year again. The interns have arrived at the Shopper News. Meet them and hear about their adventures last week at the Knoxville News Sentinel, having lunch at Litton’s and visiting radio’s Phil Williams.

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Master photographer “Not merely were the (Jim) Thompson pictures used as powerful aids in those early days, but their use and value – and the infinite variety of subject matter – grew with the (Great Smoky Mountains) park movement. It requires no stretch of one’s imagination to realize that without the help of these magnificent views there might have been no national park in the Great Smokies.”

See Jim Tumblin’s story on A-5

Clark Wormsley walks through West Hills Park. The Parks and Greenways Patrol Unit protects greenway users like Wormsley, who takes advantage of the city’s greenways three times per week. Photos by Wendy Smith

By Wendy Smith Their day-to-day job isn’t what you’d see on an episode of “Cops,” but the presence of the Knoxville Police Department’s Parks and Greenways Patrol Unit helps deter crimes on the city’s 85 miles of greenways and 2,000 acres of

parks, says KPD Sgt. Sammy Shaffer. “A lot of what we try to do is be present.” Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero introduced the unit, which celebrated its first anniversary last week, at a press conference at

Tyson Park. The officers have conducted more than 4,400 patrols, and their visibility inhibits crime before it happens. “We don’t want to investigate crimes – we want to deter them,” Rogero said. According to Shaffer, the work

has made for a safe environment in Knoxville’s parks and greenways. Edmund Randolph, who is nicknamed “Papaw” for his gray hair as well as his experience, has been To page A-3

Miracle Maker Principal Jamie Snyder took two 5th graders to advocate for technology in their school. They won, as Corryton Elementary was one of 11 schools selected to get new technology this fall.

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Joe Carson wins ethics essay award Joe Carson, PE, has won the 2013 Milton F. Lunch Ethics contest sponsored by the National Society of Professional Engineers. Carson, a West Knox resident, is employed by the U.S. Department of Energy in a position with nuclear safety responsibilities. He also won the annual engineering ethics contest in 2003 and 2009. Along with the award came a $500 prize to Carson and another $500 to the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers. His winning essay will be published in PE Magazine and posted on the NSPE website.

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Hall explains Lakeshore bill By Betty Bean

Last week, state Rep. Steve Hall shared some secrets about how things work in Nashville with the Council of West Knox County Homeowners.

Analysis He said his bill to auction off state-owned land at Lakeshore Park rather than transfer the land to the city died an early death.

Hall said he lost his enthusiasm for the Lakeshore bill (which never made it to committee) when he realized that only 7.8 acres would be available for sale. “It had two buildings on it that needed to be demolished, and wouldn’t give you any money,” he said. “It was actually Sen. (Stacey) Campfield’s bill, and actually, I thought it had some merit until I looked into it.” Hall gave the group a tip about evaluating the importance of bills

the world citizens are supposed to keep up. Hall represented the 3rd District on City Council for two terms and lives in West Haven. Lakeshore is not in his district. Meanwhile, the land at Lakeshore is being transferred to the city of Knoxville. The first public hearing on the land use is set for 6 p.m. today, June 10, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. It will be moderated by Deputy Mayor Bill Lyons.

Who knew and when did they know it? Mayors deny support of bill By Betty Bean State Rep. Steve Hall faced pointed questions from members of the Council of West Knox County Homeowners who said they were kept in the dark about a bill that removes the scenic highway designation from a segment of Middlebrook Pike where Tennova Healthcare has purchased land for a new hospital. Hall said both city and county mayors knew about the bill and no one voiced opposition. Contacted after the meeting, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero said she didn’t talk to Tennova representatives or to city lobbyist Tony Thompson about the issue, and would have advised Tennova to consult the neighbors about their plans had she been asked. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett said he was not

ary as a caption bill, amended and passed in April. It was sponsored in the Senate by Becky Massey and Stacey Campfield. “I’m a big boy. If I messed up, I messed up. The information I had, the talking points were that the Knox County mayor was informed and the city mayor was informed. I don’t think there was a homeowners organization on the list (of those who had been informed of the requested designation change). “If the mayor had a problem, I would have balked. City lobbyist Rep. Steve Hall at the Council of West Tony Thompson was there. If there Knox County Homeowners. Photo by had been a problem, they would have notified me about it. As far as it Betty Bean being ‘hush hush,’ I didn’t know that it was,” Hall said. “Nobody voiced involved in the matter, and consid- any opposition.” Hall said Tennova needed the ers it a city issue. Hall said he sponsored the scenic highway designation change House bill at the request of Ten- because it set unacceptable limits nova vice president Jerry Askew. on the heights of new buildings. “What we did was move it one The bill was introduced in Janu-


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A royal connection Bearden resident Jo Ward has been an Anglophile since childhood, when she enjoyed reading about Mary Queen of Scots and Lady Jane Grey. So she was delighted when genealogical research showed that she and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, are 20th cousins.

Wendy Smith That means that Jo’s granddaughter, Suzannah Ward, a 2013 graduate of Farragut High School, is the prince’s 20th cousin, twice removed. Suzannah sent the prince a graduation invitation, along with a letter detailing the kinship and congratulating the royal couple on the impending birth of their first child. She also sent an invitation to President Barack Obama, and thought it was more likely to get a response from him. Instead, she received a response from Buckingham Palace. The note, written by Claudia Spens from the office of TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince Henry of Wales, thanks Suzannah for her letter and says “Their Royal Highnesses were most interested by your family connections to Prince William.” The note also offers best wishes and sends hopes for an enjoyable visit to London. Jo and David Ward are taking four of their grandchildren, including Suzannah, to England, Wales and Scotland in July. Suzannah hopes the royal baby will be born while they are there. Her parents are Dave Ward of Bearden and Mary Ward and Ben Reddick of Farragut. She plans to attend UT in the fall. ■

Hazari heats up Bearden library

Most kids would find a chemistry textbook boring,

Al Hazari conducts an experiment at the Bearden Branch Library with the help of Blue Grass Elementary School student Bearden High School senior Taylor Kidd warms up the youngest dance students, led by Addison Hanna Boshnag. His science show is part of the Knox County Noes, Kendall Hubbs and Sarah Hazel Fields, at the Bearden High School Junior Dance Camp. Photos by Wendy Smith Public Library’s summer program for kids. but Al Hazari’s book is on fire – literally. As the UT chemistry professor talks about the joys of studying chemistry, flames leap off the pages. “This chemistry stuff is a hot subject,” he says. Hazari amazed and entertained children at the Bearden Branch Library last week. His show is part of the library’s summer program. Kid reporter Laurel Smith says it’s easier to learn when something is fun, and Hazari’s show helped even young kids understand color, light and air pressure. She especially enjoyed the rainbow created with dry ice and a graduated cylinder full of chemicals. Upcoming shows at the Bearden Branch Library are Titanic “maid” Jodi and author Luke Copas at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, and storytelling clown David Claunch at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 13. ■

Deane Hill Garden Club talks containers

Longtime Deane Hill Garden Club member Carolyn Mynatt hosted an “oldfashioned” garden club meeting in her backyard last week. UT Gardens director and club member Sue Hamilton presented a program on container gardens. Containers can be purchased or created from

Farragut High School graduate Suzannah Ward holds a letter she received from Buckingham Palace after she sent a graduation invitation to Prince William, her 20th cousin twice removed. household items – anything that drains well. Hamilton successfully planted flowers in a pair of her husband’s old boots. A good container garden includes an eye-catching vertical plant, full or round plants, and a weeping plant. These elements are called the thriller, filler and spiller, she says. Hamilton recommends using containers that insulate well, like ceramic containers with thick walls. A wide selection can be found at local garden centers. “I’m a big proponent of supporting local, familyowned garden centers. Those folks are trained horticultur-

Taylor Kidd, Faith Goddard, Hannah Wunschel, Lindsay Tom, Elena Alles and Olivia Riley are the senior members of the Bearden High School dance team. The team conducted a camp for young dancers last week.

BEARDEN NOTES ■ Downtown Speakers Club meets 11:45 a.m. every Monday at TVA West Towers, ninth floor, room 225. Currently accepting new members. Info: Jerry Adams, 202-0304. ■ UT Toastmasters Club meets at noon every Tuesday at the Knoxville Convention Center on Henley Street in room 218. Currently accepting new members. Info: Sara Martin, 603-4756.

Deane Hill Garden Club members Gracie Murphree, Brenda Hodges and Ann Thatcher further adorn Carolyn Mynatt’s ■ West Knox Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. each first and third blooming backyard. Dance Camp last week. Bearden’s dance team con■ BHS dance team ducted the camp. They placed hosts dance camp fifth in pom and seventh in jazz at a national competition Approximately 50 girls, held in February. ages 4-12, had the opporThe camp is a fundraiser tunity to learn from some for the dance team, but it’s of the nation’s finest during also an opportunity for Bearden High School Junior the high school students ists. They’re experts.”

Monday at Sullivan’s in Franklin Square, 9648 Kingston Pike.

■ West Knoxville Kiwanis Club meets 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Shoney’s on Walker Springs Road.

to build relationships with girls who might one day fill their shoes, says rising senior Faith Goddard.

Sgt. Sammy Shaffer describes his work as the leader of the Knoxville Police Department’s Parks and Greenways Patrol Unit during a press conference last week. Mayor Madeline Rogero looks on.

Officers deter crime patrolling parks and greenways for five years. The officers on bicycles take some of the workload off officers who can’t access greenways in patrol cars, he said. Randolph once averted a suicide attempt because he was able to navigate the trail at Lakeshore Park after being alerted by a patrol officer. In addition to enforcing park and greenway rules, members of the unit serve as first responders when injuries occur on a trail. During the press conference, Guy Smith was encouraged to tell the story of his recent treatment of an injured greenway user near Ijams Nature Center. The officers report problems with parks and greenways, such as downed trees, and remove graffiti. They also tackle recurring problems

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that impact park and greenway safety, like people driving all-terrain vehicles at Sharp’s Ridge Park and homeless camps at Fort Dickerson. There are nine officers on the patrol unit, and competition for the assignment is stiff. “On days like today, it’s really nice just to get on your bicycle and patrol,” said Shaffer. Members go through 40 hours of police training on their bicycles to learn how to maneuver in tight quarters, said Officer Steve Kaufman. He enjoys the job, even during winter months, when he dresses in layers and keeps hand warmers in his gloves. Having the officers in the parks and on trails allows the KPD to operate in a more thorough manner, he said.


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government Conflict on Civil Service board Sam Anderson, chair of the city Civil Service Board and former Parks and Recreation director, is being forced off the Civil Service Board, along with Don Green, a former city police officer, due to residency. Both live outside the city. Anderson lives immediately adjacent to the city boundary while Green lives in Anderson County.

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I am trying to get to the bottom of this, but no one is owning up as to who triggered the legal opinion. It came out of nowhere and something smells. Evidence points to Vickie Hatfield as the one who played the pivotal role. Here are the facts. Vickie Hatfield, Civil Service director, when asked if she requested the opinion, emailed back to this writer, “No one filed a complaint or anything of that nature. It (residency issue) was inadvertently brought to my attention during a conversation about other matters. Once aware, I was unsure what to do with the information. I contacted Mike (Winchester who is the board attorney).” Notice Hatfield does not say who she had this conversation with or why it came up. Anderson has lived at 1801 River Shores since he was appointed almost two years ago. It has never been a secret. It is well known that Hatfield and Anderson do not see eye to eye. Anderson chairs the board and was doing Hatfield’s evaluation which had not happened previously and is due this month. Anderson had raised numerous issues on minority hirings which he feels Hatfield did not appreciate. Anderson’s term runs to March 31, 2016, and Green’s expires March 31 next year. Many city boards including KUB, the Airport Authority and KCDC do not require residency in the city. Over 40 percent of all city employees live outside the city. Anderson is one of the most informed persons ever to serve on this board and advocates strongly for improved minority hirings in a way few others can do. This problem can be remedied by the city doing

a voluntary annexation of Anderson’s home which is immediately adjacent to the city or asking Rep. Joe Armstrong in the next legislative session to change the law to permit residents of Knox County who have previously worked for the city to be eligible to serve. It is really in Mayor Rogero’s hands on how hard she wishes to overturn this suspicious maneuver from Hatfield who just happened to learn of something which had not been new for two years. This is no way to treat Sam Anderson after years of dedicated service to the people of Knoxville. It is also a test of the current Administration’s commitment to correcting a bad situation. I am convinced Mayor Rogero did not want this to happen. But how will she move to overturn it is the question. ■ A public hearing is 6 p.m. today (June 10) at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Northshore Drive to discuss the future of Lakeshore Park. It’s cohosted by the city and the Lakeshore Foundation Board chaired by Dee Haslam. This is a great opportunity to learn about the future of the park as the state land is transferred to the city, as well as to give input into those plans. Public is invited. ■ Former Knoxville Vice Mayor Mark Brown, now a Knox County General Sessions Court Magistrate, is getting married Aug. 23 in Memphis to Chenile Crenshaw. Crenshaw attended the University of Tennessee with Brown many years ago where they first met. Brown’s first wife, Marcia, died almost three years ago after a lengthy illness. Brown was recently reappointed to a new 4-year term by the Knox County Commission. Brown was a very active and effective City Council member. ■ Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Joseph Tipton of Knoxville has advised Gov. Haslam he will not seek a new term in the August 2014 state judicial election. Under the law, the governor will choose from a list of three names submitted to him by June 30, 2013, before the current nominating commission goes out of business. (The Legislature failed to extend it.) The new appointee will be voted on by all Tennessee voters in August 2014 for an 8-year term commencing Sept. 1, 2014.

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The problem with Price So here’s the candidate: Experience? Check. Integrity? Unquestioned. Reputation? Unblemished. Temperament? Unflappable. Patriot? Volunteered for National Guard, served with 278th in Iraq. Family guy? One wife, two kids. Religion? Arlington Church of Christ; preacher’s kid. Smarts/Education? Harvard law degree. Active in community? President, American Legion, Post 2 But here’s the rub: Assistant District Attorney Leland Price, co-prosecutor in the seemingly-endless trials of the four defendants in the 2007 killing of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom – probably the most notorious murder case in modern Knoxville history – is a Democrat. Price is District Attorney Randy Nichols’ go-to guy in the most difficult cases, and nobody was surprised when

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he was tapped to handle the cases against the four defendants, two of whom had to be tried twice when Judge Richard Baumgartner was found guilty of misconduct that tainted the verdicts. Next year, he’d like to succeed Criminal Court Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz, also a Democrat, who was appointed in 1989 by Gov. Ned McWherter and who will step down next year after a distinguished career. Judges serve 8-year terms and tend to stay put until carried out feet-first, so an open seat will probably attract a lot of contenders. Few, however, will have credentials that match Price’s. He is a quiet, thoughtful, smart-as-a-whip workhorse who grew up in Nashville and got an undergraduate degree in American History at David Lipscomb, where he was a scholarship student. He wanted to go to

law school and was encouraged to apply to Harvard by a professor who recognized his potential. He got his law degree in 1996. “I just now paid off my law school loan,” Price said. “I basically mortgaged my brain.” His first job was with a firm in Birmingham, but he quickly decided that he wasn’t in the right place. “I wanted to be a prosecutor and be in a courtroom,” he said. “So I sent my resumé out across the state and Randy Nichols was the one who hired me. Now, looking back on it, it’s like it was meant to be.” A big factor in falling in love with Knoxville was meeting his wife-to-be, Niki Humphreys, a UT student intern in the Knox County Attorney General’s office. Niki, who would later go to law school, wrote weekly movie reviews for the Shopper News, and one Friday night Price invited himself to join her at the Halls Cinema. “She says that wasn’t a date, I say it was. We started meeting at the theater every Friday, and one time

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we ate at the Bel Air Grill. I think she considers that our first date. “Almost instantly I knew I had made right decision (coming to Knoxville). I like Knoxville and being in East Tennessee and love hiking and UT sports. Love my job, love the town and once I met Niki, that sealed it. I wasn’t going anywhere.” Looking at the resumé there’s only one reason why Knox Countians wouldn’t elect Leland Price to serve as Criminal Court judge, and it’s pretty damn flimsy: That D behind his name.

Who owns our schools? A delicious debate is heating up regarding ownership of public school buildings. It’s not clear cut, and them that’s got the keys don’t want to give them up.

Sandra Clark

We’ve got schools built by the school board through taxes allocated by law to it. The school board owns those keys. We’ve got schools like the new Carter Elementary where Knox County government stepped up and built the facility. Last week Mayor Tim Burchett got the keys from the contractor. When will Burchett hand over the keys to Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre? We’ve got other schools that came to the county from the former city school system. I’m not sure those deeds were ever straightened out. Know why? Because some schools were owned by the city school board and others by the city itself. So some deeds were conveyed to the county while others stayed with

the city. Can you parse ownership at Christenberry Elementary where the school gym is also the city recreation center and the ballfields are probably still mowed by Larry Cox? Commissioner Dave Wright said (paraphrasing) that if it’s a Knox County school then Knox County obviously owns the building. A majority of the school board would disagree. Issues of security, maintenance and even usage cloud the discussion. Traditionally, Election Day voting happened at schools, particularly outside the city limits where public buildings were scarce or nonexistent. A couple of decades ago, the Election Commission requested that schools be closed on Election Day to reduce problems with parking and access. The school system complied. Starting in 2014, the state is requiring 180 days of actual classes. So the school board is trying to tweak the calendar. It makes no sense educationally for schools to close on Election Day, a Tuesday. (By law, the Election Commission can commandeer public buildings and does not have to pay.) Indya Kincannon says schools should not close on

Russ Watkins of Partners Development presents the keys to Carter Elementary School to Mayor Tim Burchett. Photo by Ruth White Election Days. “It’s a unique opportunity for students to see civics in action. It’s a rare opportunity for voters to enter schools and get a glimpse of what’s happening inside. “The logistics of sharing the space are manageable,” she said, because of early voting. Also, it’s convenient for parents to vote when dropping off their kids. “And we need more parents of school-aged kids to vote.” Board member Doug Harris also wants schools open on Election Day. The issue was so contentious that the board deferred a decision until July. The choices are painful: start school on Friday, Aug. 8; wipe out the Wednesday holiday before Thanksgiving; cut the winter break at Christmas; or extend the school year. Staying open on Election Day has got my vote. After all, schools are safer than ever. We just anted up $1 million for armed guards at every school on every day. This might give them something to do.

Meanwhile, the fuss over ownership will blossom this Thursday when the joint Education Committee of county commission and the school board meets at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Andrew Johnson Building. Here’s betting the school board wants ownership of its buildings; the commissioners want ownership for Knox County; and the law director’s office will side with commissioners.

The Campfield criteria State Sen. Stacey Campfield takes issue with a recent poll of folks under 30 who expressed discomfort with the Republican Party. In the Bloomberg Report, Campfield said, “As for youth polling, young people often say and do things completely different when they actually grow up, get a real job, begin paying taxes and start trying to raise a family.” Campfield’s criteria for adulthood begs the question: When might he be planning to try it?

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The master photographer HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin

James E. Thompson (1880-1976) “Not merely were the Thompson pictures used as powerful aids in those early days, but their use and value – and the infinite variety of subject matter – grew with the park movement. It requires no stretch of one’s imagination to realize that without the help of these magnificent views there might have been no national park in the Great Smokies.” Those words are from the definitive history of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Carlos C. Campbell’s “Birth of a National Park in the Great Smoky Mountains” (University of Tennessee Press, 1960). A close look at James Edward “Jim” Thompson’s productive career will show that he was indeed the right person at the right place at the right time. Thompson was born in Morristown on Sept. 25, 1880, the son of C. Mortimer and Hattie Stearns Thompson. When the family moved to Knoxville, Mortimer went to work as a city building inspector. For a time the family lived in Blount Mansion on West Hill Avenue. Jim had completed 4th grade when he quit to go to work, first for his father, and then in order to be out on his own, for a Chattanooga contractor. But he came back to Knoxville to work in drafting for the George F. Barber architectural firm. Young Thompson was an avid amateur photographer and, as a sideline, did

The earliest locations of Thompson Photography Company were in Jim Thompson’s home on Church Street and then on Lowery. The company’s later Snap Shops had several locations in Knoxville and Gatlinburg. Photo courtesy UT Special Collections photo finishing work for his coworkers. For a time he worked for the city’s only photo supply company at the time, the O.C. Wiley Company on Gay Street. Then he set up a darkroom in a bathroom in his home at 711 E. Church St. and, when he needed more room, erected a building in a lot behind the house. His career received a real boost from his now-famous photograph of the audience attending the opening of the Bijou Theatre in 1909. As he stood on the stage of the theater facing the audience with his massive camera, he warned them not to panic when he set off the flash powder he used before flashbulbs were developed. Several other local historic events, such as Gay Street’s Million-Dollar Fire (1897), the Tennessee marble exhibit for the St. Louis World’s Fair (1904) and the New Market Wreck (1904), might never have been photographed except for Thompson’s fore-

sight. He also produced numerous portfolios for the C.B. Atkin Mantel Company, which helped to make it the world’s largest mantel manufacturer. Thompson began photographing in the Smokies as early as 1913, when it required a two-day expedition just to reach the mountains from Knoxville 40 miles away. His heavy view camera required 8x10 inch glass negatives with as many as 50 negative holders and a massive wooden tripod, for a load totaling about 75 pounds. On the rugged trails he usually needed one or more assistants with the attendant difficulty of keeping them nearby to capture scenes when the light was optimal. Early in the 1920s, Thompson became a charter member of the Great Smoky Mountains Hiking Club. He was a close friend and hiking companion to two men who would be highly influential in establishing the national

park, Carlos C. Campbell and Col. David C. Chapman. They were also members of the Smoky Mountain Conservation Association, which was working to influence Congress in its decision to establish the park. Thompson was designated the “official” photographer because he already had a large collection of photographs. A congressional committee met in Asheville, N.C., on July 30, 1924, to discuss the location of the park. Competition was fierce. Among the 30 sites under consideration was North Carolina’s Grandfather Mountain. Chapman was invited to attend and went to Thompson with these instructions: “I want you to put all the pictures you can into the back seat of this car. I want them all put in the room where we meet.” Thompson could barely squeeze his mural-sized photographs into the small room. Although amazed at their beauty, several members thought the colorized photographs of the sweeping vistas were faked and the committee chair decided to postpone the decision until he could see the area personally. Two committee members later journeyed deep into the rugged mountains to see exactly where the photographs were made. They were particularly impressed with the panoramic view from Mt. LeConte’s Myrtle Point and Cliff Top of the Chimney Tops, Clingman’s Dome and Mt. Guyot. The big announcement came on Dec. 13, 1924. The committee, unable to narrow the choice to just one area, recommended the establishment of two new parks: the first in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia (Shenandoah National Park) and the second, and later, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Much had to be accomplished, including the pur-

Members of the Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association, including Col. David C. Chapman (foreground), Harvey B. Broome (far left) and James E. Thompson (far right) hike to Mt. Chapman, named for Col. Chapman. Photo courtesy C.M. McClung Historical Collection

chase of the land in the park’s proposed 704,000 acres. The clincher did not occur until March 22, 1927, when Col. W.B. Townsend’s Little River Lumber Company sold its 76,507 acres for $273,557.97 or about $3.50 per acre. North Carolina had paid $9 to $12 per acre for similar land. When Tennessee Gov. Austin Peay received the 151 pages of deeds for the LRLC’s property and when Tennessee’s share of the cost ($183,371.73) was paid, the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was assured. However, there was still much road and facility work to be done and the park wasn’t chartered by Congress until 1934. President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke at the formal dedication of the park at Newfound Gap on Sept. 2, 1940. The park remains one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States and is the most-visited national park. Thompson’s commercial photography business continued to grow with up to 30 employees, many working in the colorization process. Its retail stores, the Snap Shops,

established locations on Gay Street, Clinch Avenue, Peters Road, in Western Plaza and in Gatlinburg. When Gen. Robert Neyland arrived to coach UT football in 1925, he used a rudimentary technique of still photography to enhance his coaching. Jim Thompson was soon brought aboard to film both practices and games and refined the technique, eventually introducing moving pictures. After a long and illustrious career, Thompson passed away at Park West Hospital on March 20, 1976, at age 95. He had a perfect attendance record for 40 years in the Rotary Club, was a charter member of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club, served several terms as president of the Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association, was declared a “Master of Photography” by the Photographers Association of America (PAA), served on the PAA board for 12 years and was elected as its president. He was appointed to the National Park and Forest Development Commission by Gov. Frank Clement in 1953. He is interred at Highland Memorial Cemetery.

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Too much Alabama talk Considering that they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play until late October, there sure is a lot of chatter about Tennessee-Alabama football. Can you believe there are people running loose in the neighborhood who want to end this relationship after just 112 years? And they claim to be fans. I say they need professional help and maybe guide dogs. College football is or was based on rivalries. Geographic proximity was the original concept of conferences. It was backyard brawls, us against them, Hatfields versus the McCoys, Yale against Harvard, Auburn against Georgia. That is why stadiums are large. I understand LSU coach Les Miles wanting to stop permanent cross-division

It won eight of the first 10. Gene McEver returned the 1928 opening kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown. Tennessee never trailed. Tennessee won, 15-13. That was the beginning of change. There were 40 punts in 1932. Defenses were that good on wet ground. Alabama punted poorly in the fourth quarter. Tennessee won, 7-3. Johnny Butler twice reversed his field on a serpentine 56-yard run, highlight of the 1939 victory. Incidentally, Tennessee opponents failed to score that season. All-American Dick Huffman beat up All-American Harry Gilmer in 1946. Huffman wore orange. Andy Kozar scored the deciding TD in the final minute of 1950. Tide quarterback Snake Stabler threw away the football to stop the clock in 1965 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; on fourth down. Bubba Wyche led a sig-

nificant upset of Alabama in 1967. Albert Dorsey intercepted enough passes to become an All-American. In his fifth game as Tennessee coach, Bill Battle, 29, produced a 1970 victory over his mentor, the legendary Paul Bryant. Two years later, Alabama scored two touchdowns in the final 36 seconds and inflicted a crushing defeat. After 11 consecutive losses to Alabama, Mike Terry intercepted a pass in the end zone with 17 seconds left to seal Tennesseeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stunning 35-28 upset. That was 1982. The next year, Johnnie Jones raced 66 yards for a fourthquarter touchdown to again stun the Tide. Blitzing linebacker Dale Jones made one of the great plays in Tennessee history to save the 1985 triumph. In 1990, in a sudden reversal, Alabama blocked

a winning field goal at one end and kicked a winning field goal at the other. The Tide went 8-0-1 between 1986 and 1994. Tennessee won nine of 10 between 1995 and 2004. Peyton Manning and Joey Kent started that streak with an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play. Jay Graham made the big play the next season. Peerless Price returned a kickoff 100 yards in â&#x20AC;&#x2122;98. That was a good year. It took five overtimes but Casey Clausen led the Vols to victory in 2003. With 13 seconds remaining, Alabama won with a field goal in 2005. This stuff is tradition. Memories are priceless. Not much has happened lately but things will change. Nick Saban said Tennessee now has a coach.

In the first chapter of Genesis, there is the account of the creation of the universe: light, then the heavens and the earth. In the second chapter of Genesis, we have the account of how God creCross Currents ated Adam, forming him out of the dust of the ground, and Lynn then Eve. Hutton And it is in that second chapter that we find a process. God did not wave a magic wand and create a I think of as Souls have a ra- puppet. It was a three-step diance about them, a quiet process: God formed Adam, depth of spirit that sets them breathed the breath of life apart, an inner shining that into him and Adam became a elicits (in fact, requires) some living soul. response. That, my friends, is how I Once I learned how to read understand the theory of evothe Bible, I was intrigued by lution. All of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s creation the order of things in Eden. was a process, in stages, over

time, in large chunks of time â&#x20AC;&#x201C; eons and eons of time. (As one pastor explained it to me, â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2122;In the beginning, Godâ&#x20AC;Ś.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Everything else is methodology!â&#x20AC;?) My point is this, however: Adam was created a man; he became a soul through the blessing of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own breath. I sometimes think of this in terms of childbirth. A baby is born from a water environment, and has to have his mouth suctioned out by the doctor to clear the airways. It is at that moment that the baby is able to scream his indignation at being pushed from his dark, warm, cozy, floating environment into a world where gravity makes him feel that

he is falling. As an additional insult, his body is cold for the very first time. He finds that crying feels pretty good, and he keeps at it until he is bundled in warm blankets and handed back to his mom, and his rosebud mouth finds its first meal. Almost none of his potential abilities work yet. He has to learn to suckle and sleep and grow. He has to learn to walk and talk. He has to learn to love and forgive. He has a lot of learning to do. He has to become a soul. It wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always be easy. He will mess up. He will forget. He will get hurt. He will grow. He will become. Just like Adam. Just like all of us.

balanced â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as if that is possible. Others simply admitted Alabama is too tough. Marvin Some have spoken on behalf of more variety in schedulWest ing. They say diversity is so exciting. Beware of false prophets. They also want to change school colors to Nike camoumatchups in the Southeast- flage. ern Conference, especially Permanent cross-division Tennessee-Alabama. Miles competition doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter has an agenda. The Tide has to me either way. But tradibeen using the game as a tion does. Tennessee and free pass toward the national Alabama really should play championship. on the third Saturday of evLes does not like his as- ery October. Write that one signed East division rival. in ink. Complete the schedule Florida is a threat. Given a in pencil. choice, the Gators might like Yes, there are times when an easier foe, too. sustaining tradition is more People without souls important than immediate chirped up in support of loot. Miles. They said the league Alabama was better than schedule should be fair and Tennessee in the beginning.

On becoming a Soul â&#x20AC;Śthen the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being. (Genesis 2: 7 NRSV) Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place. (Rumi, 13th century Persian poet, jurist, theologian and mystic) Do you recognize souls when you meet them? Are there persons you instinctively feel drawn to, want to be around? Do you look forward to exploring their minds? I have known such people. They are wondrous: unpre-

REUNIONS â&#x2013; The Buckner family reunion will be held Saturday, June 15, at Wilson Park beginning at noon. Bring a covered dish, lawn chair and soft drink. Music will be by

dictable, challenging, sturdy and yet gentle, deep and yet completely open. They seem to live on a different plane (or planet) than the rest of us mortals. They are Souls. Not just any soul; every human has a soul. The people the Tim Buckner Band. Info: Carolyn Norris, 992-8321, or Billy Coy, 992-3466. â&#x2013; Burnett Family Reunion for descendants of Bayless S. and Louisa Miller Burnett and related families will be 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in the Community and Senior

Citizens Building in Sharps Chapel. Bring food, drinks and utensils for your family as well as any old photos and stories to share. Lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. Music will be provided by a local band. Info: Don Sanford, 765-6428543 or email ohno2311@ â&#x2013; Halls High School Class of 1983 will hold its 30-year reunion Friday and Saturday, July 5-6. Classmates can find the reservation form and more info about the reunion on our class website: http:// Info:

Dorisha Cox Chargualaf, 922-7508. â&#x2013; The Clinton High School Class of 1967 is holding a reunion Aug. 31 at 205 Main St. in Clinton. Classes from â&#x20AC;&#x2122;66 through â&#x20AC;&#x2122;69 are also invited. Cost is $45 per person before Aug. 1 and

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$50 after, and includes food, a DJ, games and a free class memory CD. Info/reservations: Becky Calloway Rosenbaum, 457-259, or Bunnie Brown Ison, 599-4749, or send checks to: CHS Class of 1967, 607 Greenwood Drive, Clinton, TN 37716.



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Paying it forward Andy Rittenhouse wants to return blessings he received By Ashley Baker Andy Rittenhouse, pastor of domestic missions at First Baptist Concord, wants to make a difference in Knoxville. After doing extensive research documenting the social needs here, Rittenhouse compiled a book called “Salt and Light: A Guide to Loving Knoxville,” which has become a Christian’s guide to loving Knoxville well. Rittenhouse’s research and ministry were born out of the fact that he once was in great need himself. He says when someone showed him the love of Jesus, his life was forever changed. “My story is that my parents divorced when I was a freshman in high school,” Rittenhouse says. That event caused a turn for the worse. Rittenhouse, his mother and his two siblings lived out of a 1977 Chevy Impala in the Texas summer heat. It was then that Rittenhouse’s family moved to Tennessee and received help from a group of concerned Christians. They raised money for the family to get an apartment and for Rittenhouse and his two siblings to go to school at Harrison Chilhowee Baptist Academy in Seymour. “I was a statistic,” says Rittenhouse. “We were homeless and had no money, but because of the interjection of these ‘Jesus people,’ my life was put on a different path.”

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The Rittenhouse family (front) Eli, Paige, Andy, Josiah; (back) Johah, Caleb, Micah, Hadassah and Noah.



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■ Catholic Charities offers counseling for those with emotional issues who may not be physically able to come to the office for therapy. All information is completely confidential. Call 1-877-790-6369. Nonemergency calls only. Info:

■ Hardin Valley Church of Christ, 11515 Hardin Valley Road, has moved its open house to August. More information to come. Info:

■ Bookwalter UMC offers One Harvest Food Ministries to the community. Info and menu: html or 689-3349, 9 a.m.noon weekdays.

■ Heska Amuna will honor retiring Office Administrator Marian Jay from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Synagoge. RSVP to Pat Rosenberg, 693-3162 or, by June 14. Festivities also include salutes during Shabbat service beginning at 9:30 a.m. followed by special kiddish.

■ Central Baptist Church of Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive, through Thursday, June 13, times vary. All are welcome to attend Family Fun Night at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary, with block party to follow. Theme: “VBS in the City.” Info/register: www. ■ First Baptist Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike, “Quest 2013: Museum of Unseen Riches.” starting at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, June 9, through Sunday, June 16. Hours through the week are 9 a.m.-noon, ages 4 to 8th grade (middle schoolers have their own program, Break Out, targeted to their age group). Family program for everyone 7 p.m. Friday, June 14. Info: 966-9791 or concordquest.

alized,” executive director Grant Standefer explains in “Salt and Light.” The Coalition now includes nearly 200 congregations which are being equipped to serve their community. “We’ve been working on tools for churches to look outward,” says Rittenhouse. “I went out to investigate my city, so that I could help mobilize the body to get out in Jesus’ name.” The book, now in its third edition, has two main parts. The first part casts a vision for people to reach out and get involved in helping their city. The 28 chapters cover various areas of life in Knoxville and allow the reader to walk in the shoes of a person being affected by certain issues. It shares stories of hope, facts and statistics, and a biblical vision for helping the needy. The second part focuses on equipping the church to be “salt and light” in Knoxville. This section helps congregations understand that they have a specific role to play in different pockets of the city. It also builds a case for churches to work together as partners. Rittenhouse, who lives in Lenoir City with his wife, Paige, and their seven children, now stays busy equipping First Baptist Concord to serve and by helping connect churches in Knoxville to assist those in need.

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■ Eric Lukosi, an assistant professor in nuclear engineering, has received a $10,000 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty EnhanceEric Lukosi ment Award, including $5,000 from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) and $5,000 in matching funds from the UT Office of

Research. Lukosi’s research focuses on the development of a battery that packs several thousand times more energy than batteries used today. ■ The College of Business Administration is among the nation’s most popular business schools, according to a recently released ranking from U.S. News and World Report. Of the 10 schools included in the U.S. News “10 Most Popular B-Schools” short list ranking for full-time MBA programs, UT ranked eighth nationally and 50th among public universities.

The West Knox Lions Club recently held its awards and officer installation banquet. Pictured is incoming East Tennessee district governor Mike McDonough presenting the Lion of the Year award to Ron Welch. Photo submitted

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Other impacts shaping his life include his experiences as a volunteer at a maximum security state prison. “It grabbed my heart,” Rittenhouse says. He knew that many of those people were hurting, just like he was that summer in Texas. He wanted to help them, just as he was freely given help. These experiences provided his motivation to look at the Knoxville community’s needs and eventually write “Salt and Light.” While researching the book, Rittenhouse found many people following Christ’s call to love their neighbors, but he was surprised to find that the church as a whole was not a significant player in the city’s development. He wanted that to change. Challenging many leaders with the information he found, Rittenhouse envisioned a new collaboration to look at Knoxville’s problems. From this, the Compassion Coalition was born. The coalition is a group of Christian believers who are committed to being what Matthew 5:13-16 would call “salt and light” in their community. Their aim is to address the brokenness of the city and to mobilize Christians in the church to help. “This growing coalition of believers in Jesus reflects the loving, serving presence of Christ among those who are suffering and margin-

■ Grace Baptist Church, 7171 Oak Ridge Hwy., 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sunday through Tuesday, June 19-21. “Summer Spectacular: The Adventure Squad Returns.” Preschool through 5th grade. Preregistration required at Info: 6918886.


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interns Meet the 2013 Shopper News interns Roxanne Abernathy is a home-schooled 8thgrader. She hopes to be productive during this summer’s intern program and learn new things about Knoxville. Her two passions in life are acting and writing, with an emphasis on the acting. Laura Beeler will begin the 9th grade at Halls High School in August. She wanted to participate in the Shopper News intern program because “there were a lot of great people to meet and places to go on the itinerary.” She said it will inspire her to “look more deeply into specific degrees and jobs.” Her three main interests are photography, soccer and piano. After high school, Laura plans to study pre-law at the University of Tennessee. Jackson Brantley, a 9th grade student at Union County High School, has a busy summer planned. In addition to participating in the intern program, Jackson will attend a couple of basketball camps. Visiting the Sunsphere high above the city is on the top of his list of things to do. After high school he wants to become an engineer. Paul Brooks will head to South-Doyle High School in August as a 9th-grader. During his time as an intern, he is most looking forward to “taking pictures and getting to know people of our great city.” Gibson Calfee will be a 9th grade student at Union County High School. He enjoys playing soccer and hopes to go into the medical profession after high school. While working with the intern program, Gibson is excited to get the opportunity to visit

the Sunsphere in downtown Knoxville. Sarah Dixon, a 10th-grader at Halls High School, is a secondyear intern. “Being back at the Shopper has really sparked a desire to pursue my dreams,” said Sarah. “I love the staff’s enthusiasm, and I have so much to learn from Sandra in the field of politics. I am excited to spend my summer with such amazing people,” she said. Sarah enjoys playing in her school’s marching band and in the drum line. She is also a madrigal singer. Joshua Mode is a sophomore at Halls High School. His goal as a Shopper intern is to “have fun and explore news stories throughout our vast community.” Zoe Risley is a rising 8th-grader at Vine Middle School. She hopes to meet new and interesting people this summer during her internship and share “cool” information with Shopper readers. Her favorite pastimes are acting and singing. Lindsey Sanders, a 7th grade student at Halls Middle, joined the Shopper intern program to meet new people, become a better photographer and to have fun. She enjoys swimming, photography, camping and being outside. She would like a career as a photographer, animal rescuer or swimmer. Taylor Smith is a rising 9th-grader at SouthDoyle. She is most looking forward to new experiences during her internship. She plans to become a pediatric oncologist someday.

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‘So you want to be a reporter?’ This summer’s Shopper News summer intern program kicked off last week with a tour of the big press at the Knoxville News Sentinel, lunch at the legendary Litton’s restaurant, a stop at Fountain City Art

Center and Fountain City Park, and a visit to Cumulus Media’s studios in Bearden. The interns wrote about their experiences with some guidance from Shopper staff.

A model of the printing press brought to Knoxville on a ship from Germany and assembled at the News Sentinel building. Photo by Joshua Mode

Comic strips are printed two weeks out and rolled onto huge cylinders to await insertion into the Sunday News Sentinel. Photo

Karen Schmidt with the News Sentinel and Shopper publisher Sandra Clark discuss how the printing process has changed over the years. Photo by Ruth White

Printing at the News Sentinel By Sara Barrett Knoxville News Sentinel commercial print coordinator Karen Schmidt w a l k e d our interns through the process of printing a story starting with the folks in the News Sentinel newsroom. operations Quick turndirector Mark arounds and Beaty stressful deadlines make for a quiet atmosphere so everyone can concentrate. Schmidt said the expression “Watch your Ps and Qs” came from early typesetting when letters were placed in a tray backwards and upside down. If the typesetter were not paying attention, the Ps and Qs could be switched. Pre-press includes a room of computers and staff checking and re-checking files for

specifications that include correct color and page layout. Some of the publications printed on the press include The Oak Ridger, Farragut Press and Grainger Today in addition to Metro Pulse and, of course, the Shopper News. The seven-story-high press is 974 metric tons of printing power that can produce 70,000 copies per hour. The first of its kind in the United States, it is known for mostly troublefree production. Intern Laura Beeler was shocked by the noise it produced and noted the press operators working with ear protectors. Enormous drums store environmentally-friendly, soy-based inks that can create any color a customer can dream up. Tanks are colorcoded red, blue and yellow. The most-used black ink is stored in a big orange drum. After seeing the finishing room where the papers get their inserts and coupons,

by Zoe Risley

Rudy Bone, shift supervisor, checks justification and color on an insert prior to printing. Photo by Ruth White

the interns walked through a hall of framed front pages, including the news of the Titanic sinking. The Sentinel’s circulation guy Marshall Smith

came along and suggested to Sandra Clark that if she kept looking, she might find her birthday on one of those pages. She was looking at 1926 at the time!

Lunch at Litton’s The interns were treated to lunch at Fountain City’s famed Litton’s restaurant. Cheeseburgers, chicken tenders and a few salads were among intern fare. Erik Litton, a 4th-generation restaurateur, made sure the interns had everything they needed for the best lunch around. Chocolatechip cookies served for dessert would have been more appropriately named “chocolate chunk cookies,” according to intern Joshua Mode. The students from Erik Litton greets the interns while they enjoy lunch at Litton’s South Knoxville had never in Fountain City. Erik said he’s a fourth-generation Litton at the eaten at Litton’s. “I can’t wait until I get my driver’s restaurant and his son will be a fifth. Photo by Sarah Dixon

license so I can bring my little brother here,” said intern Paul Brooks. After lunch, reporters Sandra Clark and Jake Mabe talked about the newspaper “bidness.” Mabe said when it is time to choose a career, they should choose to do something that they love. “If you love what you do,” he said, “you’ll never work a day in your life.” Mabe said to always “tell me a story,” and Clark said a firing offense is spelling someone’s name incorrectly. Don’t worry. No intern has yet been fired.

Roxanne Abernathy and Zoe Risley

Photo by Sara Barrett

Children’s Theatre has relocated

The interns couldn’t resist the swings in Fountain City Park. Hey, you were supposed to be studying photography! Photo by Ruth White

In addition to their internship with the Shopper News, interns Zoe Risley and Roxanne Abernathy are looking forward to acting in a new location this summer. Children’s Theatre of Knoxville has moved to its new location at 109 East Churchwell Avenue. Roxanne said the previous location was like “a ga-

rage next to a graveyard.” The young thespians say the move to a larger space will give more kids a chance to try acting. Zoe will perform in the theater group’s first performance at the new facility. “Babe, the Sheep-Pig” will be performed through Saturday, June 22. Info: www. childrenstheatreknoxville. com or 599-5284.

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WIVK’s Gunner invited the interns into the studio during his afternoon session. Pictured are (seated) Sarah Dixon; (standing) Zoe Risley, Joshua Mode, Gunner, Taylor Smith, Lindsey Sanders, Laura Beeler, Gibson Calfree, Jackson Brantley, Paul Brooks and Roxanne Abernathy. Photo by Ruth White

Touring Cumulus Media By Sara Barrett After a quick dash into Long’s Drug Store to say hi to Hank Peck and the gang (“Come back and have a milkshake,” said Hank), our group continued on to Cumulus Media in Bearden, home of WIVK, News/Talk 98.7 and The Sports Animal.

Promotions guy Brian Shoesmith showed us around and introduced us to radio legends Colleen Adair, Gunner and Phil Williams. News director Catherine Howell talked to the group about radio reporting. Howell says she finds most of her news stories

Catherine Howell discusses broadcast news. Photo by Lindsey Sanders through email, although the news department has a good relationship with the police. She can’t depend on the conversations she hears on the police scanner because some are training exercises.

The interns enjoy an impromptu trip to the Fountain City Art Center. Photo by Joshua Mode

Fountain City Art Center By Paul Brooks The Shopper News interns stopped by the Founta in City Art Center after lunch and spoke with its d i r e c tor, S ylv ia Williams. Sylvia Williams The center was opened in 2004 in the former library on the

edge of Fountain City Park. It is now a place where artists can come and share their work. “It is a peaceful place to think,” said Shopper News photographer Ruth White of the viewing areas set up with comfortable sofas and chairs. “The center is a way to encourage artists and give them a venue to sell their stuff,” said publisher Sandra Clark. Williams said it takes

five fundraisersa year to keep the art center open. In addition to exhibiting art of both local artists and students, FCAC hosts musicians, holds classes for both children and adults, and houses the Parkside Open Door Gallery, where artists can sell their wares while helping the center in the process. Infoormation: www.

The awareness ribbon By Joshua Mode When I walked into the lovely building called the Fountain City Art Center, I was stunned at all the beautiful paintings. I was also stunned that it was not just a place to showcase art; it was also a learning center for students who wanted to improve their art skills. Later when we got to walk around to see the art, I studied each piece to see which one spoke to me the most. The art was extravagant, big and small, plus sculptures and even jewelry, but

none really told a story. So I searched for something that did. Later, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a piece of artwork at the edge of the room. It was a pink metal sculpture in the shape of an awareness ribbon, so I wondered what story this might have. Maybe the artist had suffered a heartbreaking loss, sadness or struggle. The artist was Frank Harvey, and I couldn’t help but wonder if he had lost someone to breast cancer. As I walked away, I saw yet another of his works

that was also an awareness ribbon, but this one was blue instead of pink. So now I not only see that this artist might have witnessed someone get diagnosed with breast cancer, but also prostate cancer. And as I felt the pain through the art, I can only hope that the artist made this piece to salute those who have suffered instead of a personal piece about what he went through. And that is what I found as my “speaking” art piece at the Fountain City Art Center.

Eric “T-Bone” Gusky let the interns hear the magic of mixing sound for commercials, and how the soundtrack for a script can make a world of difference. Echoing Jake Mabe’s thoughts from earlier in the day, Gusky said he would rather do what he loved than make a fortune doing something he didn’t. “Just don’t take my picture,” he said. The trip to Cumulus wouldn’t have been complete without stopping by the Phil Show with legendary disc jockey Phil Williams at the mic. The interns went live on the radio, but only after texting parents, grandparents and friends to drum up a crowd, adding numbers to the Phil Show’s ratings. Gibson Calfee remembers Williams saying his first job was in auto repair but he’s been in radio for 30 years. “He wanted to play his band on the radio, and that’s why he chose his job,” said Gibson. Most of the interns remembered Williams saying his favorite story is the “Idiot of the Day.” On our way back home, we tuned in the Phil Show. Sure enough, he was reading “Idiot of the Day,” this time about a family that raised a baby deer for five years and then had to release it to the wild after a neighbor complained. “Two words,” said Phil. “Petting Zoo.” Lindsey Sanders also quoted Williams as saying his favorite part of his job “is payday and lunch.” Williams snookered Lindsey when she asked how long he had worked in radio. “I was hired by a gentleman named Marconi,” said Phil. The interns seriously wrote the quote into their reporters pads. Marconi is generally credited with inventing radio, back in the late 1800s. Paul Brooks fell victim to Williams’ off-beat humor. When Paul said he’s in training for the ministry, Phil asked when he first felt God’s call. “I was in 4th grade,” said Paul. Then he added, “but like Jonah, I ran away from God.” “You were swallowed by a whale!” asked Phil.

Shopper News intern Paul Brooks talks on air with Phil Williams. Photo by Joshua Mode

Phil Williams welcomes the interns into the studio during his afternoon show. Photo by Ruth White

News at Cumulus in Knoxville By Zoe Risley

Intern Lindsey Sanders chats with Phil Williams of News Talk Radio live on air. Photo by Ruth White

Undeterred, Paul kept talking in his best preacher’s voice. He commandeered Williams’ microphone for about a minute of testimony. Next week … The interns will “Walk on the East Side” with visits to the Beck Cultural Center and the new aviary at Knoxville Zoo, making time for lunch at Chandler’s on Magnolia. See their stories and pictures in the June 17 Shopper News.

What if you were the one to decide what stories were shared on the radio? That’s exactly what Cumulus Knoxville news director Catherine Howell does. Howell uses police scanners along with other sources to learn about stories going on locally and nationally to broadcast what people want to hear. She says she wants to alert people of things going on in their community that could affect them and future generations. Howell also says that she enjoys taking things that are mildly interesting and finding the details that stick out. She has been working as a news director for eight years.

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Technology is big boost for Corryton By Jake Mabe Emma Patterson was in her classroom when she heard the news. Luke Warwick was sick at home, but the news made him feel a whole lot better. Principal Jamie Snyder was watching the live feed of the results with 5th grade students. “I think I felt the school shake,” Snyder says. The school is Corryton Elementary. And the news was that the school had successfully applied through the School Technology Challenge to be one of 11 Knox County schools that will receive a 1:1 wireless connection and personal learning devices, which will be piloted during the 2013-14 school year. Emma, 9, is a rising 4th-grader. Luke, 10, is a rising 5th-grader. Both helped deliver Corryton’s sales pitch to the committee that decided which schools would receive the technology. “They were much calmer than the adults that were presenting,” Snyder says. “It was a lot of hard work. We had to put that presentation together in two days. And these folks,” she said, pointing to Emma and Luke, “helped us with their hard work.” Luke talked about a robotics grant that the school had received and said the robot helped him and his classmates learn about geometry and science. “We had to build the robot, so we really had to follow the instructions,” Luke says. Emma told the committee why she thought the school needed the technology. “We’re already using it at home for entertainment. We can use it for learning.” “It’s a different way to learn and a fun way to learn,” Luke says. “It will ultimately allow us to connect learning in a very different way for kids,” Snyder says. “The standards we are teaching won’t change, but the way we present the learning will change.” Snyder adds that children learn in different ways. Some enjoy flipping pages in a book. Others like the quick pace of an ebook. The new technology will allow teachers to tailor instruction to each student’s individual needs. “We can do both!” Luke said. Snyder and other Corryton Elementary staff members attended a weeklong professional development initiative at Bearden High School last week. “This whole week has been, ‘How do we do it?’ Our kids know more than we do. We have to figure out how to blend it (into the curriculum) and what that looks like as a presentation in front of the classroom. We’re going to be learning side by side. The kids

Corryton Elementary School rising 5th-grader Luke Warwick, principal Jamie Snyder and rising 4th-grader Emma Patterson work on a couple of e-devices. Corryton is one of 11 Knox County schools chosen through the School Technology Challenge to pilot new technology. Snyder and other Corryton staff members attended a week-long professional development initiative at Bearden High last week. Luke and Emma helped deliver the school’s sales pitch during the Challenge earlier this year. Photos by Jake Mabe will tell us what they need and we can show them the pathways to make that happen.” Snyder says as an administrator she was excited last week to watch how excited her teachers became during the training sessions. “These folks are amazing. They are willing to take on anything that comes their way.” Last week’s session focused on the philosophy and theory of teaching through connectivity, Snyder said. “At a follow-up in late July/early August, we will hopefully know what (electronic) device has been selected and figure out how to make it work in the classroom.” Snyder said participants got a preview last week. “They showed us one whole day of a paradigm change and what it’s going to feel like because it is new. And we’re going to make mistakes. That’s

Emma Patterson shows her technological skills on an iPad.

OK. We’ll learn from our mistakes and move forward.” She says it’s particularly exciting for a small school like Corryton to receive not only the new technology, but two full-time staff positions as well. “We’re a school with 200 kids. We don’t get full-time positions other than our regular faculty. So to get a

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tech position and a (TPACK coach), that’s worth its weight in gold for us as a community and as a school.” Snyder says the school will continue to communicate with parents through phone calls, newsletters and the school website. “But we’re also going to be tweeting at @corrytonelem. And we’ll be honest. We’ll post our mistakes.”

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Something’s always happening at Long’s Long’s Drug Store, the Bearden landmark that Clarence “Doc” Long, originally a pharmacist at the Ellis and Ernst drugstore on UT’s Strip, opened more than 55 years ago, was packed to the walls one day last week with a film crew and a whole lot of fancy sound and lighting equipment.

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It was all very exciting for the locals. It seems Long’s, now owned by Jim Peck and his son, Hank, was selected from among 4,000 “Good Neighbor” drugstores to be featured in a television commercial that will run nationwide. Customers milled in and out during the afternoon like they always do, only this time

the cameras were rolling. We’ll all be watching for the result in a few months. It will be fun to see who we spot that we know.

Kudos to Kroger After last week’s club meeting, members of West Knox Rotary were goodnaturedly patting Gary Ricciardi on the back and complimenting him on his significant weight loss. Ricciardi, who lives in West Knoxville but is a comanager at the Kroger in Seymour, explained that he’s taking part in a company fitness program. He showed the tiny pedometer attached to his belt which tracks how many miles he walks in a day. Ricciardi said Kroger and its family of stores, manufacturing plants and distribution centers has partnered with General Mills, as have several other large corporations, in the “I Can Do That Walking Challenge.” Kroger employ-

The National Fitness Center’s new Mega Health Club is set to open in the fall next to Walmart in West Knoxville. might want to check out the new take-out breakfast menu at Tupelo Honey Café on Market Square. Dubbed the “Busy as a Bee Breakfast,” it’s available from 7:30 to 9:30 and features $5, $7 and $9 options offering everything from oatmeal topped with coconut, fruit, pecans and brown sugar to a southernfried chicken and biscuit smothered in house-made milk gravy. Swoon… You can find the full Breakfast with menu at tupelohoneycafe. Tupelo Honey com/busy-bee-breakfast. If you live or work downIn addition, due to poputown and don’t have time lar demand, the location for breakfast at home, you has expanded its weekday ees are actually competing against employees from those other stores for the winning spot. At the moment, Kroger employees, with an incredible 32+ million miles, are tracking at No. 7 in their division against the much larger Fred Meyer stores. Ricciardi says he’s enjoying the competition. “This is a fun way to work on staying healthy.”

breakfast hours for inrestaurant dining. It’s now Monday through Friday starting at 9 a.m.

Mega Health Club A quick look at the construction site of National Fitness Center’s new Mega Health Club in West Knoxville will tell you it’s going to dwarf its next-doorneighbor, Walmart. A check of public records bears that out. When the new facility opens in the fall at 8511 Walbrook Drive, it will have 120,000 square feet – considerably more than the Walmart. And it’s going to have

just about everything for the fitness fan: both an indoor pool and a heated outdoor pool, a full-size basketball court, indoor walking track, a boxing arena, cardio theater, spinning room, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, to mention just a few of the highlights. There will also be a separate lounge and workout area for women only, offering comfort and privacy for those who don’t necessarily enjoy the “big gym” atmosphere. Sounds like a great place to visit after one of those Tupelo Honey Café breakfasts!

A refreshing look at the Legislature By Anne Hart If Rep. Ryan Haynes ever decides to give up his career in politics, he can have a new one as a standup comedian. To hear him tell it, sometimes there isn’t a whole lot of difference. That’s not to say that Haynes doesn’t take his job seriously. Clearly he does. It’s just that he has the ability to recognize some antics of state legislators as downright comical and to say so publicly – and that’s a rare commodity. The Farragut native, who spoke at a recent meeting of West Knox Rotary, used both his great sense of humor and his serious side to describe ac-

tions of the 108th General Assembly. Now in his third term, Haynes got his first laugh when he reminded his audience that he was 23 when elected to his first term. “And that was all the media talked about – my age. I could have pulled a family of four from a burning house and the headline still would have read, ‘Ryan Haynes, age 23…’” Haynes, now 28, was the second youngest person ever elected to the body, and he says he had a lot to learn, but he had some good mentors and he has made his mark in Nashville on behalf of his constituents in the 14th District.



“I know you all hear a lot of silly stuff about the Legislature, but we get some wonderful things done, too.” He said the $32 billion budget passed this year “Will decrease taxes by $43 million, including the cut in sales tax on groceries and the reduction of the Hall Income Tax and the so-called “death tax.” He praised House Speaker Beth Harwell, saying “She works both sides of the aisle, unlike what goes on in Washington. One day we will be able to vote for her statewide.” Haynes said a new rule reduced the number of bills a House member can introduce in one session

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to 15 and “requires us to home in on what’s important – infrastructure, jobs, business.” The total number of bills was reduced from about 4,000 during the last session to about 1,000 this year. Haynes was full of praise for Gov. Bill Haslam, a fellow Republican. “I feel like he genuinely wants to do what’s best for Tennessee. He has a very pro-business platform and I expect he’ll State Rep. Ryan Haynes with West Knox Rotary Club president be re-elected.” Richard Bettis. Photo by A. Hart The final question concerned the state of affairs in quick: “Air condition- and members of Congress the U. S. Congress, “Where ing. That’s what’s wrong. started spending more and do people go wrong when I’ve thought about it a more and more time up they get to Washington?” one lot, and when they got there – that’s when things air conditioning in all of started getting really bad.” Rotarian asked innocently. Haynes left ’em laughing. Haynes’ response was those buildings up there

Businesses could revamp work force to deal with ‘Obamacare’ By Sherri Gardner Howell Businesses may look a lot different in the next few years from what they do today because of changes they will make to deal with the Affordable Care Act. Or maybe not. Therein lies the main problem with what most call “Obamacare,” human resource manager Ashley Doss told members of the Rotary Club of Farragut Wednesday. Doss is with Summit View Health Management and her topic for the Rotarians was “Health Care Reform.” It is the club’s third presentation on health issues this year. Doss explained that the Affordable Health Care Act is really a combination of two acts passed by Congress: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act, both signed into law in March 2010. The goals, she said, are to strengthen consumer rights and protections, make coverage more affordable, increase access to care and strengthen Medicare. The problem for businesses, especially those with more than 50 employees, is that answers on just what this new world will look like are slow in coming. “Businesses are trying to make decisions and put

Ashley Doss, human resource manager at Summit View Health Management, talks to the Rotary Club of Farragut about the Affordable Care Act. Photo by Sherri Gardner Howell things into place but can’t find out what the acceptable employee plans will look like,” says Dodd. “The Exchange, where eligible Americans may buy health insurance through an online marketplace and shop and compare what is best for their families, is supposed to be operational

by October 2013. I think it will be delayed.” The Employer Mandate is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2014, but business owners still can’t get an indication from the government on what will constitute “affordable” coverage and “minimum value,” says Doss. “Employers with 50 or more full-time employees or equivalents have to offer ‘affordable’ coverage where employee contributions are less than 9.5 percent of their income, and they must provide ‘minimum value’ coverage that pays for 60 percent of the costs of covered health services. They also must cover substantially all full-time employees – those working 30 or more hours on average per month – and their dependent children.” There are also options and penalties, and employers can decide whether to “pay or play.” “A lot of companies are reducing employee hours to 29 or less so that they fall under the full-time status,” says Doss. “I think what is going to happen is that we are creating a parttime work force where the majority of people will be working below the 30-hour minimum. Management will keep full-time status and keep benefits while everyone else will be parttime.”

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Playing pipes and tossing cabers

Teachers Rachel Pope, Jonathan Kenigson, Lea Kelly, Ryan Garner and Mark Baker join bagpiper Sarah Storms (center) in a flash mob Celtic dance to open Paideia Academy’s Highland Games Field Day.

‘Highland Games’ is Paideia Field Day theme

pated in a number of fitness stations and competitions. The activities allowed students to test their skills, celebrate fitness and teamwork, Paideia Academy’s annual and have some fun outside of Field Day was held May 16 the classroom during the final on the athletic fields at Cedar week of school. Many parents Springs Presbyterian Church. and siblings came out to enjoy Students and teachers partici- the festivities as well.

Dad Andrew Craft gets Natalie Hobbs ready for the Caber Toss.

Sarah Bethel helps David Bryant in the Iron Thistle game.

Each year, this event is based on a different historical time period. This year’s theme was Highland Games. Bagpiper Sarah Storms led the students in the opening ceremony with their teams’ banners. Then, each team briefly choreographed a clan dance to parade before the group. For the morning’s activities, teams were composed of students from all grade levels, with the older School of Rhetoric students serving as team leaders. Each mixed team competed in a variety of relay games, such as the Haggis Toss, like an egg toss, but with a “haggis” made of an oatmeal mixture tied up in a nylon stocking. Other events included the Hammer Throw,

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Apostles Hall students Bryson McClurkin, Salem Spicka and Conlan Delorenzo prepare their balloon for launch. Sheaf Toss, Rope Throw, and Weight over the Bar. Teacher Lea Kelly’s Bright Green Team achieved the best overall team performance and received trophies featuring sheep. For the second half of the day, students were grouped with their classmates by grade for more games. Afternoon events included the Caber Toss, Lazy Stick and Tug-of-War. The competition culminated in the year’s final hall challenge for the School of Rhetoric students – a water balloon catapult.

Apostles Hall won the day, as well as the Hall Challenge Cup for the 2012-13 school year. Apostles Hall members are: David Lumsdaine, Bryson McClurkin, Graceanne Meystrik, Nathan Scott, Leah Sieple, Conlan Delorenzo , Nehemiah Guinn, Aidan Leach, Salem Spicka, Samuel Sadler, Katrina Scott, Sarah Bethel, Ayden Case, Luke Cornell, Sydney Rennich. Apostles Hall faculty leaders are Mark Baker (Dean), Melanie Unruh (Fellow), and Jonathan Kenigson (Fellow).

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One fix doesn’t fit all – you have options Every morning Michael Hanslip of Knoxville, 66, woke up tired, as if he hadn’t rested at all. “I’m used to being tired morning, noon and night,” he said. “I’d wake up as tired as when I went to bed.” Hanslip knew what the problem was – he had a condition called sleep apnea, diagnosed six years ago when he lived in Las Vegas. But it wasn’t until he visited the Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center in May that he finally got the condition under control. Sleep apnea is when a person has multiple lapses in breathing during the night, caused when the airway relaxes and collapses. Most people with sleep apnea snore loudly and gasp and jerk during the night, even if they don’t remember it in the morning. The treatment? Hanslip’s Las Vegas doctor gave him a large facial mask to wear at night, attached to a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine, which forced air down Hanslip’s airway, keeping it open while he slept. However, Hanslip said that cure was worse than the problem. “The mask covered my whole face and I’m claustrophobic,” said Hanslip. “After a few months I couldn’t use it anymore, made me feel like I was in a coffin!” So Hanslip went to see Dr. Thomas Higgins at the Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center for another sleep test and attempt to find a better mask.

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The one I used before, you could only use on your back or it leaked like crazy.” Then Rindom attached electrodes on Hanslip’s head, jaws, chest and legs to monitor his heart rate, brain wave activity and breathing during the night. By 10:30, it was lights out. By about 1 a.m., Hanslip said Tina woke him to say his sleep apnea was confirmed. “I asked her, ‘Did I stop breathing?’ and she said, ‘Oh yeah, there’s no reason to continue.’ ” Rindom put the mask on Hanslip, and then using the CPAP machine, he slept soundly the rest of the night. “I slept really well,” he said. “I found out I had really built the sleep study up in my mind as something to be afraid of. But once

I was there, they took great care of me. They were very professional, very friendly and answered all my questions.” In just a few days, Hanslip said he had his own CPAP machine and began wearing the mask at home. It was affordable as well, with insurance paying most of the cost. “I’ve been using it faithfully ever since,” said Hanslip, even though his claustrophobia is still an issue. “Let’s just say I will never be friends with the machine that goes over your nose,” he said with a laugh. “But it is less claustrophobic than anything I’ve used before, and I am able to tolerate it. And I can sleep on my side if I want to. “I don’t wake up so tired all the time. I’m not tired at all.” Hanslip said he would recommend Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center to anyone who needs a better night’s sleep. “It was excellent. They make you feel more like than a friend than a patient,” he said. “On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give it an 11. It was a very nice experience.” For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center at 865-541-1375.

Today’s CPAP The main treatment for sleep apnea is to sleep with a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine, a bedside pump that delivers forced air through a mask and down the nose and mouth to keep the airway open and eliminate snoring. “The CPAP has been around a long time, but the machines have gotten a lot better in recent years,” says Scott Vogt, Manager of the Fort Sanders Sleep Center. “They’re smaller, and they look like bedside clock radios.” CPAP mask options have also improved. “New materials have made the masks much smaller and lighter,” says Vogt. “They come in all kinds of colors and styles, too.” “It’s easier than ever to find one that’s comfortable for you, and that makes you want to use it more. If a patient won’t use the CPAP, it’s not doing them any good,” states Vogt. “It might take a few days to get the right mask for a patient, but then once they feel the benefits, it’s almost instantaneous,” says Vogt. To get a better night’s sleep, call 865-541-1375 or go to fssleepcenter.

Fatigued? Sleep better with the Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center Tired all the time? If you’re still sleepy after eight hours of rest, there might be an underlying medical cause to your fatigue. Typical signs of a sleep disorder include difficulty falling asleep at night, waking many times during the night, pauses in breathing while asleep and exhaustion during the day. The best way to pinpoint and solve a sleep problem is to be evaluated by a nationally accredited facility such as the Sleep Disorders Center at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. The six-bed sleep laboratory is a longtime member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The Center is staffed by two physicians and seven licensed sleep technologists. They can determine the root of your sleep problems. “There are many sleep disorders,” explains neurologist Dr. Thomas Higgins, a Sleep Medicine physician and director of the Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center. “Medical conditions, neurological problems, poor sleep habits, stress, anxiety and depression

– these can all bring about sleep problems.” The Center’s staff performs an initial evaluation on each patient and determines whether an overnight or daytime sleep test is needed. If so, the patient is connected to monitors that measure brain

wave activity, heart rate, oxygen levels and breathing while they sleep. “By digitally recording a patient’s brain, heart and air flow during sleep, we can often identify what’s causing the sleep difficulties and work together toward a solution,” says Dr. Higgins. And finding a solution to your sleep problems is important for your overall health, points out Dr. Higgins. Longterm sleep deficits can increase your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and other medical conditions. “Successfully treating a sleep problem can change your life,” states Dr. Higgins. For more information about diagnosis and treatment of your sleep problem, call the Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center at 865-541-1375.

Get Your Life Back Chronic sleep deprivation or poor quality sleep can leave you feeling exhausted, irritable and unable to focus. It can also lead to serious health problems. The professionals at the nationally accredited Fort Sanders Regional Sleep Disorders Center can help you get a refreshing night’s sleep – and get your life back.

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CONTINUING The Knoxville Jazz & Music Festival’s Movie Week is June 10-15 with screenings at NV, Southbound and the Bijou Theatre. For event details and tickets visit The Knoxville Writers’ Guild writing contest deadline has been extended to June 15; submissions are being accepted in numerous categories. Questions: Info: www. “Tradition Redefined: The Larry and Brenda Thompson Collection of African-American Art” is at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park, through Sunday, June 16. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free admission. Knoxville Children’s Theatre performs “Babe, The Sheep-Pig” – based on the book that inspired the popular film “Babe” – at the theater’s new location, 109 Churchwell Ave. The cast consists of 18 actors ages 6-14. Shows are at 7 p.m. June 13, 14, 20 and 21; 1 and 5 p.m. June 15 and 22; and 3 p.m. June 16. Tickets: $12 ($10 each for any adult and child entering together). Reservations: 599-5284 or DivorceCare will be offered 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 8 at Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike. Those interested may attend any or all sessions. Info: The 17th Master Woodworkers Show has issued a call for entries to craftspeople working within a 200-mile radius of Knoxville. The biennial show will be Nov. 1-3 in downtown Knoxville. Entry fee is $65 for up to three works; additional works are $20 each. Deadline for entries is Aug. 1. Download an application at or send SASE to 17th Master Woodworkers Show, 4132 Rocky Branch Road, Walland, TN 37886. “Birds in Art,” an exhibit of paintings, sculptures and graphics celebrating the timeless appeal of birds, is at McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive, through Sunday, Aug. 18. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday (closed on Memorial Day and July 4). A stroller tour for parents, caregivers and children will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 17. A Family Activity Day will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 22.

MONDAY, JUNE 10 Mighty Musical Monday will be at noon at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Guest performer Claire Metz will tackle the Mighty Wurlitzer. Bill Snyder and Freddie Brabson also will play selections, and Kelly Shipe will be the guest master of ceremonies. Boxed lunches will be available in the lobby for $5. Snacks will be sold at the concession stand. The program is free. Tennessee Shines will feature Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line, Bonnie Whitmore with Some Dark Holler, and writer Craig Havighurst at 7 p.m. at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St.; broadcast on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Tickets: $10, available at WDVX and Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6 p.m. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free.

Catering for seven years, will lead the class. The demonstration will allow some hands-on participation and will offer samples from the featured items, printed recipes and tastings of Avanti Savoia products. BYO wine. Cost: $50. Register: or 922-9916. The Harvey Broome Group of the Sierra Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike. Khann Chov, farm manager of the Beardsley Community Farm, will speak on the power of local food and helping out at Beardsley Farm in a talk titled “The History and Sustainability of Knoxville’s Urban Demonstration Farm.” Knoxville Civil War Roundtable will meet at Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike, for a 7 p.m. buffet dinner, followed by an 8 p.m. presentation by author, college lecturer and Gettysburg National Military Park ranger Troy Harman called “Gettysburg.” Dinner and talk: $17 ($15 members); talk only: $5 (free for students with ID). Dinner reservations by 11 a.m. June 10: 671-9001. “Jazz on the Square” will feature the Marble City 5 performing 8-10 p.m. at the Bill Lyons Pavilion on Market Square. Free.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 American Red Cross, 6921 Middlebrook Pike, offers weekly information sessions on nurse assistant, EKG and phlebotomy training 10-11 a.m. Info: 8623508. The Brown Bag Lecture “Escape to Freedom: A Story of Survival, Dreams, Betrayals and Accomplishments” will be at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Henry A. Fribourg will share the story of his escape, at age 12, with his family from Occupied France in January 1942, which he has chronicled in the memoir “Escape to Freedom.” Free. Listeners are encouraged to bring a lunch. Soft drinks will be available.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13 The 22nd annual KARM Golf Classic will have a shotgun start at 8 a.m. at Avalon Golf & Country Club, 1299 Oak Chase Blvd., Lenoir City. Awards will be at 12:30 p.m., followed by lunch. Instead of a registration fee, each golfer is asked to be a KARM ambassador, sharing the KARM story to encourage friends and family to support them as a player (and KARM as their ministry of choice). Info: The Knoxville Christian Women’s Connection will hold the “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing” luncheon at 10:45 a.m. at Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Always in Bloom co-owner Leonard Palladino will show how to make flower arrangements and centerpieces. Author Barbara McGreger will be the inspirational speaker. Complimentary child care by reservation. Cost: $12 inclusive. Reservations: Marie, 382-1155 or Engineer-turned-funnyman David Claunch will use bubbles, balloons and clowning in his storytelling session at 11 a.m. at the Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road. Zoes Kitchen Fundraiser Night for Cancer Support Community East Tennessee with special art works painted by CSC “Healing through Art” program participants will be 4-9 p.m. at Zoes Kitchen, 6638 Kingston Pike. Full price of any art purchase and 15 percent of pretax Zoes Kitchen purchase will go to CSC. Info: 5464661 or

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 13-16 Theatre Knoxville Downtown will close the season with the romantic comedy “Till Beth Do Us Part” by Jones, Hope and Wooten. TKD veterans Mark Palmer, Windie Wilson, Cheri Compton, Tony Mendez, Freddi Birdwell and Garry Mullins star. Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 Thursday/Sunday, $15 Friday/Saturday. Purchase at or



Roane State Raiderette basketball camp for ages 7-15 will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 10-13 and 9 a.m.-noon June 14 at the Roane State Community College Athletic Complex in Harriman. The cost of $100 includes registration, a T-shirt and a certificate. Team rates of $85 per player are available if a coach verifies that five or more team members are attending. For info, call Monica Boles, 354-3000, ext. 4388, or email

Burn, Baby, Burn!, a workout program for mothers, will start at 9:30 a.m. at the Pinnacle obelisk and fountain area between Chico’s and Loft at Turkey Creek, moving to the Turkey Creek Greenway. Kim Day Training’s one-hour program of cardio, muscle strengthening and core conditioning is designed to help moms bond with other moms and lose their baby weight while also spending time with their kids in strollers. Cost: $10. Info: or 684-0593. The FARM Knoxville Farmers Market is open 3-6 p.m. at Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike. Alive After Five at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park, will feature Soul Connection, playing Memphis soul and Motown R&B, 6-8:30 p.m. Admission: $10 ($6 for KMA members and college students with ID); free for 17 and under.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, JUNE 10-JULY 26 Flying Anvil Theatre will offer five one-week and one two-week theatre camps for children 6-10 and 11-17 and one weeklong camp for adults 18 and over at 1529 Downtown West Blvd. The children’s camps run 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and the Adult Acting Camp runs 6:309 p.m. Instructors are working professionals. Fees range from $195 to $215. Info: www.flyinganviltheatre. com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11 Titanic 1st Class Summer Reading Program will be introduced by the Titanic Museum attraction of Pigeon Forge at 11 a.m. at the Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road. The museum’s Maid Jodi and celebrated child author Luke Copas will read several Titanic stories to bring history to life. The FARM Knoxville Farmers Market is open 3-6 p.m. in the parking lot of Ebenezer UMC, 1001 Ebenezer Road. The Dixie Lee Pinnacle Farmers Market is open 3-6 p.m. at Turkey Creek (across from the theater). Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike, will hold a “Haute Couture” Cakes cooking class 6:30-8:30 p.m. Regina Long, chief decorator at Rosa’s

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 14-23 “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised)” will be presented by an adult, professional cast by the WordPlayers of Knoxville at the WordPlayers Theater @ MCM, 1540 Robinson Road. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. June 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 and 2:30 p.m. June 16 and 23. For info, call 539-2940, email wordplayers@ or visit Tickets are $6-$15 and are available at the website or at the door with cash or check.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15 The fifth annual Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Chilhowee Park, sponsored by Ijams Nature Center and the Water Quality Forum. Proceeds benefit clean-water events such as River Rescue and WaterFest. Pre-order an Ivy 50-gallon rain barrel ($58) and/or an 88-gallon backyard compost bin ($62) at

rum to pick up at the event. A limited number of barrels and bins will be available for purchase. The fourth annual Channon and Chris Memorial Ride will have registration 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with kickstands up at 1 p.m. at Quaker Steak & Lube, 5616 Merchants Center Blvd. The ride will go through Knox, Anderson and Blount counties, ending at The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson in Maryville. Shepherds RC and Hugh and Mary Newsom will be the grand marshals. Registration is $25 per person, $10 per passenger, which will include a T-shirt (while supplies last), food and drink specials at Quaker, and a free barbecue meal at The Shed. The John Titlow Band will provide music during registration. For more info, call Erin, 599-6418. Proceeds will go to the Christian and Newsom families. The Knoxville Writers’ Guild will host a workshop for writers interested in self-publishing noon-2 p.m. at the Stone House, Church of the Savior, 934 N. Weisgarber Road. The session will address marketing. Kathy Womack, author of the blog “Romantic Reading Escapes,” will lead the workshop. Cost: $40 ($35 members). Registration: or KWG Workshops, P.O. Box 10326, Knoxville, TN 37939-0326. Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave., will hold a nature writing and journaling workshop, led by author Stephen Lyn Bales, at 2 p.m. Bring a notebook and a favorite writing implement. Cost: $15 ($10 members). Register: 577-4717, ext. 110. Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave., will hold a Summer Sangria Social featuring fresh-from-thegarden wine cocktails at 4 p.m. Cost: $25 ($20 members). Payment and registration: 577-4717, ext. 130. The Knoxville 24 Hour Film Festival, the screening and awards ceremony for the Knoxville 24 Hour Shootout, will be at 7 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St. Tickets: $17.50; in advance at the Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. or at the door. The Streamliners Swing Orchestra will perform at 8 p.m. at Swingin’ Second Saturday at the Relix Variety Theater, 1208 N. Central St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets: $12 at the door. Info: 474-1017.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18 Water Safety Day, sponsored by East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and Dollywood’s Splash Country, will start at 10 a.m. at Splash Country in Pigeon Forge. Staff lifeguards will hold demonstrations and activities, Children’s Hospital will offer lifesaving techniques and emergency-preparedness tips, and Safe Kids of Greater Knoxville will give safety tips. Free with paid admission to the water park. Shakespeare for Kids will be held at 2 p.m. at the Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road. The Tennessee Stage Company will lead this interactive workshop for school-age children, making the Bard and his “Twelfth Night” more accessible. The “POV” documentary “Homegoings” will have a free preview screening at East Tennessee PBS, 1611 Magnolia Ave. Refreshments will be served beginning at 6 p.m., with the screening at 7 p.m. The 56-minute documentary about African-American funeral traditions will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Hubert Smith of “The Hubert Smith Radio Show” on WUTK-FM. The broadcast premiere of “Homegoings” at 10 p.m. Monday, June 24, kicks off the 26th season of the PBS series “POV.” Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike, will hold a Sushi 101 class 6:30-8:30 p.m. Karen Crumley, a 2008 graduate of the UT Culinary Institute who also trained at Nama Sushi Bar, will lead the class. Students will receive detailed instruction and will have the opportunity to create their own maki, temaki, spicy tuna rolls, California rolls and other items. BYO wine. Cost: $50. Register: or 922-9916.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 American Red Cross, 6921 Middlebrook Pike, offers weekly information sessions on nurse assistant, EKG and phlebotomy training 10-11 a.m. Info: 862-3508. Books Sandwiched In, a lunch-and-learn series, will be held at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Knoxville News Sentinel editor Jack McElroy will discuss “Collapse: How societies choose to fail or succeed” by Jared Diamond.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 “Dig Into the Past: Egypt!” – a special Egyptianthemed storytime with crafts and games – will be at 11 a.m. at the Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave., will hold a Summer Solstice Celebration featuring family-friendly solar-powered entertainment at 3 p.m. Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy dinner on the lawn. Cost: $6 ($3 members); free for 2 and under. Register: 577-4717, ext. 110. Alive After Five at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park, will feature Carib Sounds Steel Band 6-8:30 p.m. Admission: $10 ($6 for KMA members and college students with ID); free for 17 and under.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 11th annual KARM Dragon Boat Festival will be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Cove at Concord Park. A record 62 teams are participating. Info: dragonboats. The 2013 Big BBQ Bash will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Greenbelt Parking Lot in downtown Maryville. Amateur teams are invited to “smoke up or shut up” while competing for a total of $7,000 in prize money in categories including pulled pork, ribs, brisket, chicken and “anything butt.” Admission is free. Vendors and barbecue teams will charge for food. Bands will play 10 a.m-2 p.m. High-school football coaches will test their grilling skills in the second annual Pigskin Coaches Challenge. Info and registration: Info: Kim Mitchell, 329-9120 or

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Canines and their people on a waggy walk! Photo by Sandra Harbison

Happy tails Dog owners just love to show off their best buddies, and they had a wonderful chance to do so at the annual Walk and Wag Dog Walk in Memory of Abby Gibson, held at Victor Ashe

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Carol’s Critter Corner Park on June 1. A large, happy crowd showed up to take part in all the festivities, the rain held off until the party was over and the best news of all was that $6,000 was raised for the scholarship endowment in Abby’s name. That means there’s a deserving future

Jennifer Gibson-Boyle is Abby’s mom and founder of The Walk and Wag Dog Walk. She was pleased with the turnout and is already looking forward to next year. Photo by Carol Zinavage veterinary student who will have part of his or her way paid through school. PetSafe was the presenting sponsor of the event. You can donate yearround at the website

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Double mastectomy eases sports writerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cancer worry It was a lump that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there two weeks before. Knoxville sports writer Maria Cornelius was stunned when she felt a knot in her right breast one Sunday in December. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The lump definitely wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there two weeks earlier when I had a checkup with my physician,â&#x20AC;? she remembers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was shocked.â&#x20AC;? Cornelius, who because of a family history of cancer had always been vigilant about performing regular self-breast exam, immediately made an appointment to have the lump evaluated. A mammogram showed abnormal results. Then, a needle biopsy revealed that the spot in her breast was, indeed, cancerous. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Within two weeks my life completely changed,â&#x20AC;? says Cornelius. Her physician referred her to Dr. Lytle Brown of Premier Surgical Associates at Parkwest Medical Center. Dr. Brown has performed breast cancer surgeries for more than 20 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I did a lot of research and it was important to me to have an experienced surgeon,â&#x20AC;? explains Cornelius. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Research shows that your chance of recurrence

decreases tremendously with a more experienced surgeon.â&#x20AC;? Dr. Brown carefully explained her surgical options. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was very thorough and wrote everything out and even drew diagrams,â&#x20AC;? says Cornelius. She chose to undergo a double mastectomy, removal of both breasts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, it was the fear factor that I would be constantly checking the other breast for cancer,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once I chose to eliminate that daily worry, I never wavered in my decision.â&#x20AC;? C or nel iu sâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; surgery was successf ully performed in February. She admits that getting used to her post-surgery body has been an adjustment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At my age of 50, I opted not to do reconstruction,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is different. The first time you see yourself in the mirror, you see the scars and an oddlooking chest. Other cancer survivors had warned me: be prepared for that first moment.â&#x20AC;?

Cornelius, who has healed and is back at work, has advice for other women facing a breast cancer diagnosis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Take time to grieve and be angry, and do whatever you need to do. But, then, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to get up and keep going.â&#x20AC;? She says seek help and support before and after your diagnosis. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go through this alone. Let others help you,â&#x20AC;? she advises. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reach out to people and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be amazed at how many fellow breast cancer survivors there are.â&#x20AC;? And, Cornelius stresses the importance of regular breast self-exams. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m the poster child for early detection,â&#x20AC;? she smiles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ignore changes in your health like weight loss or pain. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wait. If I had ignored it, this tumor wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just grown and grown.â&#x20AC;? For more information or physician referral, visit or call 865-374-PARK.

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Sports writer Maria Cornelius credits early detection as the key in her battle against breast cancer. She was quickly back on the sidelines interviewing athletes following her double mastectomy.

Partial vs. full mastectomy? Personal preference is key consideration Approximately 75 percent of patients diagnosed with early stage breast cancer are candidates for either mastectomy or breast-conserving surgery (also called a partial mastectomy or lumpectomy). Mastectomy is the removal of the entire breast, while breast-conserving surgery removes the cancerous tumor and part of the surrounding breast tissue. Breast-conserving surgery is usually followed by radiation Surgeon Lytle Brown IV, MD, FACS therapy. Studies have long Dr. Brown says many shown that a patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s survival outcome is simi- patients who donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wish to lar whether you undergo a go through weeks of radiafull or partial mastectomy. tion and repeated follow-up Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to scans, may opt for full masinclude your personal well- tectomy. And some women, being, lifestyle and overall especially those with a health when weighing your family history or high gepersonal surgical treatment netic risk like actress Angelina Jolie, may even decide options for breast cancer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The size and location to proactively have both of the tumor and the pa- breasts removed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some patients choose tientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family history are always factors to consider,â&#x20AC;? a bilateral mastectomy beexplains Dr. Lytle Brown of cause they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to Premier Surgical Associates have that constant worry at Parkwest Medical Center. that cancer will develop in â&#x20AC;&#x153;But personal preference the other breast. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re drives a lot of the surgery scared to death every time decision. At the end of the they get a physical exam,â&#x20AC;? day, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you are go- explains Dr. Brown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They ing to be most comfortable want to eliminate that fear on the front end.â&#x20AC;? with.â&#x20AC;?

Dr. Brown says younger women with an early stage tumor, often opt for a partial mastectomy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some are thrilled that they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to have their whole breast removed.â&#x20AC;? And techniques for breast reconstruction have never been better. Breast implants are more safe and comfortable. Or new breasts may be constructed by using fat from the patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stomach, back, buttock or thigh. Dr. Brown advises every patient to talk openly with her surgeon to determine which option will best suit her individual health, lifestyle and personal preference. And, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s critical that women be proactive about their breast health by performing regular self-exams and quickly seeking medical attention for any suspicious lumps. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bottom line is: breast cancer is all about stage,â&#x20AC;? states Dr. Brown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Women who are diagnosed in an early stage do much better. The best thing is early detection. â&#x20AC;? For more information or physician referral, visit www.TreatedWell. com or call 865-374PARK.

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‘Beach-front property’ in Powell By Cindy Taylor Just over the train tracks on Beaver Creek Drive is something you don’t see every day in East Tennessee – a full-on beach complete with a Tiki bar. It all started when Carole Chaffins asked her son, “What are you going to do with that big hole in the front yard?” If you are Bill Chaffins Jr. you turn that hole, and then the entire front yard, into a beach. “The beach wasn’t here, so I had to make it,” said Bill as he whipped up a batch of barracuda margaritas. “We have a lot of fun with strangers just dropping in.” Chaffins says the challenge was being able to make the beach look like it should be there. He started with a small area and a couple of chairs. Then, he made a trip to the beach for the dune fence, added banana and palm trees, and the construction grew from there. He and his family have been working on the property both indoors and out for more than a year. Some of the décor has come from as far away as Australia and Fiji. Chaffins and his wife, Barbara, got married on their private beach, but it was much smaller. The wedding at the Tiki bar went long into the evening with guests who were having too much fun to leave.

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Barbara’s daughter, Becky Ragan, is home on leave from the U.S. Navy for a few days. She says her military friends don’t believe her when she tells them about home. “I always have to show them pictures to prove it,” she said. The bar is equipped with everything the family needs to party through the day and into the night. There is a cooktop, two fridges, a sink, a freezer, a searing burner and grill and of course, a stereo. Beach and retro décor abound in every corner and exotic plants cover the grounds. More than five tons of sand runs from one end of the beach to the other with a few tons of river rock thrown in. “We grill out almost every day here in the Tiki bar,” said Bill. “We love it when people drive by and shout ‘hello.’ A lot of them stop to take pictures and end up staying a bit. Any time we call and say we’re grilling fish tacos, the neighbors are quick to come over. Life is very laid-back here.” The entire yard is a work in progress. The interior of the home has been completely redone as well. “It is a never-ending project,” said Barbara. Bill says he can play in the mountains in the backyard and then walk around front to rest on the beach. It is truly the best of both worlds. But how often does a train come by? Lounging at the Tiki bar with a margarita in hand, banana and palm trees swaying, and the sounds of Jimmy Buffett wafting on the breeze, does it really matter?

The Chaffins enjoy the shade and statuary of the back yard. The sculpture pictured was uncovered in a field in Galveston, Texas.

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The beach retreat started with only a few chairs and a little sand. Photos by Cindy Taylor A crocodile stands guard at the gate to the beach.

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For people age 50 and older, it’s critical to be aware of changes in your skin that may reflect the status of its health. ■ Self check: Monitor changes in your skin and look out for persistent pink, scaly patches and red or

black pearly spots or bumps – these can sometimes be indicators of skin cancer. ■ See a dermatologist: By age 50, everyone should have a total body skin check to screen for skin cancer. ■ Continue good habits: Sunscreen is still an absolute must for this age range, and moisturizers and hydration are even more important than ever. No matter what your age, everyone feels most confident when their skin is its healthiest. Visit your doctor or take advantage of free counsel from pharmacists and local health screenings. For example, Sam’s Club hosts health screenings every month which are free and available to the public. For a full schedule of Sam’s Club screenings through October, visit This season, take action to prevent and minimize skin damage, so your skin is nourished, protected and healthy for many summers to come. – BPT



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This decade is the first time many see distinct signs of aging and skin damage, and it becomes necessary to build a As people show more skin more aggressive damage conwith the summer season, it trol and prevention regimen. is important to get into a sk■ Assess the damage: incare routine that fits your Take advantage of free health lifestyle. Extended time in screenings at your local pharthe sun can result in unwantmacies or retailers. ed wrinkles, blemishes and ■ Maintain reduced stress sagging skin, not to mention levels. Ask your pharmacist more serious consequences or clinician about the effects – melanomas, scarring and of cortisol and stress on your skin cancer. skin and weight. Current estimates show ■ Get acquainted with that one in five Americans retinoids: Retinoid creams will be diagnosed with skin contain compounds found cancer in their lifetime. Forwater helps delay the appear- in vitamin A and are used tunately, it only requires ance of wrinkles. to treat wrinkles, sun damsimple steps and a protec■ Quit smoking: Smok- age and acne. Retinoid tive mind-set to prevent skin Though you may not be ing strips your skin of elas- creams are available in both damage at every stage of worrying about wrinkles tin and collagen, leaving prescription and over-thelife. To maintain a healthy exterior this season, board- yet, your skin may start you at the risk of severely counter treatments. ■ Make sunscreen a habit: certified dermatologist Dr. to show warning signs of premature facial wrinkling. ■ Eat smart: Foods that Use (and reapply) sunscreen Stanferd L. Kusch provides damage. Now is the time to are high in vitamin C and throughout the day whenever the following tips for strong, focus on prevention. glowing skin at any age: ■ Stay hydrated: Drinking antioxidants help prevent you go outside.




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