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Sports in Section B Check out Pages 2-3 in Section B to find regular columnist Marvin West, new columnist Stefan Cooper and pictures from Friday’s games.

Teacher info State Rep. Gloria Johnson wants to make sure teachers of subjects that don’t have TCAP tests know about the Sept. 1 deadline to comply with a new state law that could affect the way they are evaluated. In the past, 15 percent of their evaluation scores have been based on school-wide or county-wide “literacy” or “numeracy” scores (i.e., reading or math scores of students they never taught). Johnson posted this announcement: “Is everyone aware that teachers who teach untested subjects now have the ability to choose whatever relevant method they want for their 15 percent as of 7/1/2014? “You can make up your own measure as long as it is relevant! It has to be approved by superintendent and if there is a disagreement it will go to state BOE.”

Adam Hasan: New kid on the board By Betty Bean

A lot happened the night of Adam Hasan’s first official appearance as the student representative to the school board: *A debate over the five-year strategic plan that ended with the board chair declaring the vote an emergency. *A security guard ordering a teacher to sit down. *A tenure-revocation hearing that ended with a unanimous vote to reverse Superintendent James McIntyre’s move to fire a veteran teacher. It’s no surprise that school board meetings have become must-see TV for a growing segment of Knox Countians who follow politics. Observant viewers may have already noticed something different about the newest student representative to the Board of Education – and it’s not just his bow tie. The Bearden High School senior aims to be a voice for students. McIntyre’s evaluation was the

topic of his third meeting, and when it came time for each board member to speak, Hasan took a turn. After tiptoeing into some substantive observations regarding the controversies surrounding McIntyre’s job performance, he ended with this observation: “Something that a student actually told me today was that this board and the district as a whole can do a better job of communicating with the students … and I’d be more than happy to help out with that.” Hasan, who carries a 4.2 grade point average, was one of the handful of students who attended board meetings and spoke out during last year’s teacher protests. Although his tone was more measured than that of some of his fellow students, he was no apologist for the McIntyre administration, and he has no plans to follow the student rep tradition of being seen and not heard. “I really want to go to every high school in Knox County and hold student forums and listen to

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what they have to say about issues affecting individual schools. I also want to update them on education policy and get kids more involved,” he said. “I generally do a lot more listening than talking, but I plan to have something to say at every meeting.”

Meet David Moon He grew up in George Wallace’s Alabama and had a picture of Richard Nixon’s Oval Office on the back of his bedroom door. His grandmother dated Wallace’s predecessor governor, Big Jim Folsom, whom Moon describes as “not quite a benevolent dictator, but as honest as you could be as an executive politician in the South in the 1950s.” He remembers crying the day Nixon resigned.

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Showdown at the K-12 corral It’s high noon, and Jim McIntyre faces Tim Burchett on the dusty street. “Not room in this town for both of us,” says Burchett. But McIntyre can’t draw. “It’s the doggone Common Core,” he says. “I have to conceptualize all the steps involved in pulling the gun from the holster. I know engineers who can’t do it.”

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Hasan prepared for this ambitious undertaking by getting most of his course work out of the way before his senior year, but it’s not as if he doesn’t have plenty of extracurricular interests, like his job at Butler & Bailey Market, his passion for the sport of curling and his serious coffee-roasting hobby. “I started roasting it in a Whirly Pop popper when I was 14. My parents got me an actual roaster for my birthday, and I’ve been roasting it mostly for friends and family.” He spent part of his summer on a road trip with his parents, Sherri and Husein Hasan, traveling to San Francisco to visit his older brother, Shaddi (a Ph.D. student at the University of CaliforniaBerkeley). They stopped at potential college destinations along the way. Planning for his future is exciting but not so much that he’s ready to fast-forward through the immediate task at hand – becoming the students’ voice on the Board of Education.

Baker Peters gets new neighbor By Anne Hart


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The gas station next to the Baker Peters House was torn down last week to make way for an Express Oil Change & Service Center. Dr. Larry Tragesser, who has owned the historic office/restaurant at the corner of Kingston Pike and Peters Road since 1990, says the new owner understands the property’s importance. “Adam Fuller is the real deal,” Tragesser says. “When we talked, he got it, and he has made incredible concessions to make sure what he builds complements Baker Peters.” Fuller and a partner, Darrell Lamb, own 28 Express Oil locations in six states, including one on Chapman Highway. Fuller says construction will begin immediately and completion is expected this year. The business will employ six to 10 people. Fuller said the new building will be drastically reduced in size

The Baker Peters House on Kingston Pike. Photo by Anne Hart from the Express Oil prototype; the red brick used in construction will match that of the Baker Peters House as closely as possible; and the original plat plans have been altered so that the building will wrap to the west side of the property, thus assuring an almost unobstructed view of the historic home. Also, there will be additional

landscaping in front of Baker Peters, and lighting will be in keeping with the character of the property. Tragesser says other policies of Fuller’s company will be appreciated, such as not leaving any vehicles outside at night, and being closed on Sundays. “When I think of what might have gone in there – a little strip

mall or something like that – I know we are indeed fortunate to have Adam Fuller coming in here. I believe everyone will be pleased with the result.” Tragesser, who has operated a dental practice at the house for a couple of decades, secured a right of first refusal when the Mr. Zip filling station closed and the property was listed for sale. Then he tried to line up support and funding for a public park there. “I talked to the mayors, the historical society, homeowners groups and individuals ... and everyone thought a park was a great idea, but no one wanted to pay for it. That is such a visible piece of property, and the Baker Peters House is such an important piece of our history, and I was determined, but I just couldn’t pull it off.” The property sold for $650,000. Holrob’s Ean Moffett handled both sides of the deal.

Mama makes three: Rountree attends orientation By Betty Bean Superintendent James McIntyre is off to a rocky start with one of his new school board members. Ninth District school board representativeelect Amber Rountree will be sworn in Sept. 2. She is due to have a baby Sept. 6, and stayed on her job as an elementary school librarian through the end of last school year. She has taken “sick time” as medical leave this summer to preserve her health insurance and will resign Sept. 1. Her Knox County Schools coverage will remain in force until Sept. 30. Rountree was elected to the school board on a “no rubber stamp” campaign promise and was one of the most vocal of the teachers who spoke out last year against McIntyre’s policies. Her maternity-leave status became an issue after she participated in a tour McIntyre conducted at Dogwood Elementary School Aug. 11. Her former opponent, incumbent Pam Trainor, also attended the tour. On Aug. 13, McIntyre sent Rountree an email informing her that he had “fielded a few questions … about your status, which I answered tactfully.


“I’m starting to become a bit concerned that some people may perceive it as inappropriate for you to be accompanying me on school visits while you are a paid school librarian out on medical leave. “Sorry to broach a potentially sensitive subject, but I just wanted to make sure you know that such questions are being asked.” On Aug. 18, McIntyre sent Rountree another email informing her that she would not be allowed to attend an Aug. 21 orientation session for incoming board members “given the fact you are out on maternity leave due to physical disability.” He said he’d set up a separate session for her after Sept. 2. Later that day, Rountree sent McIntyre an email reply telling him she’d checked with David Buuck, the chief deputy law director, who assured her that there was no legal reason to bar her from attending the orientation session with fellow board members-elect Terry Hill and Patti Lou Bounds. McIntyre responded the next day:


“I certainly appreciate the opinion of the deputy law director, but I’m not willing to accept the risk, nor any potential appearance of impropriety.” Rountree again asked the law director’s office for guidance. Buuck replied quickly: “Amber, I am astounded at the disrespectful response of Jim McIntyre to a member of the BOE which body is his employer.” Buuck shot off an email to McIntyre: “I can find no reason that she should be denied the right to attend the orientation meeting on account of her pregnancy and have so advised her.” McIntyre responded: “Unfortunately, I believe you have significantly mischaracterized my correspondence with Ms. Rountree.” The next day, Buuck escorted Rountree across Gay Street to the Andrew Johnson Building, where she attended the orientation. McIntyre tweeted a picture of the three new board members. There were smiles all around. The Shopper-News obtained the emails last Friday after submitting a public information request to the law director’s office.

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Robin Dempsey, Eric Botts, Melissa Nance, Wade Smith, Kim Henry and Jonathan Williams enjoy the sunset at Hunter Valley Stables during the Boots, Buckles and Books fundraiser. Botts and Henry are on the Friends of Literacy Board, and Nance is executive director. Photos by Wendy Smith

Friends of Literacy goes country Books, barbecue and beer were the top attractions at last week’s Friends of Literacy fundraiser. Boots, Buckles and Books, held at Hunter Valley Stables, raised funds for the nonprofit’s programming, which includes high school equivalency classes and free reading classes. One in 10 adults in Knox County reads below a sixth-grade level, and one in eight lacks a high school diploma, says Melissa Nance, the group’s executive director. Volunteers include folks like Eric Botts, who learned about the organization three years ago when he participated in another fundraiser − the annual Bachelor Auction. He is now a board member. “There is no more essential ability than reading,” he says. “It allows you to get a job and further yourself in

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life.” In addition to dining and dancing to the tunes of the Collins Brothers, attendees could stock up on their own reading material by purchasing bags of books. Book lover Michelle Jones took advantage of the opportunity. “I love reading so much that my kids watch me, and now they love it.” ■

Ending poverty needs political will

Many people don’t realize how much poverty exists in this country because

the working poor are typically overlooked, says Alvin Nance, executive director and CEO of Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation. He spoke at last week’s Books Sandwiched In discussion of Sasha Abramsky’s “The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives.” Nance described a new crop of people coming to KCDC for public housing or housing vouchers − people who go to work every day but still live at or below the poverty level. A single event, like the loss of a job or a medical bill, pushes them over the edge, he said. There’s no silver bullet for poverty because it’s the result of many factors − poor schools, lack of transportation, lack of community support. Another is the punitive

Moye honored at fire hall celebration By Cindy Taylor “Find the good and praise it,” said Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett about Rural/ Metro Station 15 firefighters and honoree of the day, Dr. Robert Moye. These words set the tone for the celebration. On its 30th anniversary, the Cedar Bluffarea fire station was named in honor of Dr. Moye, a clinical pharmacist at UT Medical Center and a reserve firefighter at Station 15 since it opened in 1984. “It is hard to put into words how honoring and humbling this is,” said Moye. “This is quite an honor to have a station named after you while you’re still living. All of us here at the station are honored to get to serve this community.” The community was invited for a free lunch, cake, pin the tail on the Dalmatian, and fire-safety training. A free one-year member-

nature of many government benefits. If the working poor get a raise or promotion, they lose federal aid. That somet i me s m e a n s harder work results in a decline in Alvin Nance lifestyle. Vance noted that there was a time when politicians, like Richard Nixon, were willing to address issues that affect the poor. But Nixon didn’t have to contend with the Tea Party, he said. Today, politicians aren’t comfortable addressing such issues. “Political will is the biggest thing we have to deal with to address poverty.” Books Sandwiched In is presented monthly by the

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Michelle Jones and Eva Brandon shop for books at last week’s fundraiser for Friends of Literacy.

Knox County Public Library at the East Tennessee History Center. Fall book talks will focus on environmental issues. Erin Gill, director of the city’s policy/redevelopment/sustainability department, will lead a discussion of “The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty and Economics for a Warming World” at noon Wednesday, Sept. 17.

on the development so Medlyn could meet with neighbors. According to West Hills Community Association president Ashley Williams, the group expressed concerns over traffic impact, an unfenced retention pond and potential responsibility of West Hills neighbors if HOA fees don’t cover upkeep for streets and utilities. Many felt that Medlyn ■ WHCA opposes agreed to the meeting simnew development ply to appease the MPC and Nearly 150 West Hills did not adequately address residents attended a meet- concerns, says Williams. “The people in attening last week with Peter Medlyn, who plans to devel- dance at the required meetop a subdivision at the cor- ing are very concerned ner of Vanosdale Road and about Mr. Medlyn and his Sheffield Drive. The Metro- intentions with this project. politan Planning Commis- Nobody there was in favor sion postponed a decision of this project.”

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government Political this and that Mark Donaldson will continue for several more months as MPC director despite resigning. Now it can be told that MPC would not have voted to terminate him at this time. However, he met with Mayor Rogero without Mayor Burchett prior to his resignation, and she explained carefully to him that both mayors felt it was time for him to depart and he no longer had their backing. He got the message and did the smart thing in resigning. It avoids an acrimonious departure. For those wondering what happens to Dave Hill at MPC, no one is saying. Rogero had fired Hill when she became mayor. Presumably, he will depart with Donaldson, but it is

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not confirmed. MPC’s executive committee continues to meet without compliance with the state’s open-meetings law as it seldom posts meeting notices on its website. ■ School Superintendent McIntyre must have been having a terrible day when he told County Mayor Tim Burchett to mind his own business. Burchett had inquired about a school employee getting two years’ paid leave. McIntyre should

A-4 • AUGUST 27, 2014 • BEARDEN Shopper news remember he answers to the public, which pays him, and Burchett is the newly reelected mayor who speaks for the entire county. He asked a valid question to which McIntyre and the school board have not given a satisfactory answer. It is hard to justify two whole years of paid leave and no one seeming to know why. McIntyre ought to go to time-out and return with a new understanding of transparency for taxpayers. A News Sentinel editorial has weighed in on it. ■ People are upset over the election of Clarence Pridemore as Chancellor. He ran as a Republican and won in a GOP sweep. He certainly appears poorly qualified to this writer. Bill Ailor was considered less qualified as well, but when compared to Pridemore, Ailor is seen as Oliver Wendell Holmes. Trying to assign blame as to why Pridemore could be

elected over Daryl Fansler, who was so widely admired, is hard as many are responsible, in my view. However, this writer feels the media (including himself) failed to do their job in educating the public about him. The major exception was Betty Bean, who writes for the Shopper and did point out salient issues, but not enough voters listened. The TV and print media largely ignored Pridemore and assumed he could not win. Only since the election have his bankruptcies been fully publicized. Pridemore hid from the media, and the media let him get away with it. The local Democratic Party never issued news releases or held news conferences. Where were the investigative reporters from TV and major print media on this one? They had the resources to expose this with front-page stories. Where was the Knoxville

Bar Association? Why did the bar fail to tell voters about Pridemore with public news conferences? Why was no poll on judges taken by the bar as the state bar did for the state Supreme Court? Everyone has egg on their faces on this one. Where were the Democratics airing the shortcomings of this GOP candidate? One has to admit that Chancellor-elect Pridemore is not totally inept as he employed an incredibly brilliant political strategy to win this office by staying so far under the radar that no one noticed him until he won. Whether he came up with this plan or someone c oached him is unknown, but it surely worked. However, Pridemore takes office in four days and will earn more than $165,000 a year plus health insurance, which is more money than he has seen in three years combined. He resides at 1613 Coro-

nada Lane off Ebeneezer Road in the Bluegrass area of West Knox County. He has been a registered voter since 2000. Mike Moyers and John Weaver, who are able fellow Chancellors, likely will see their workloads increase. Hopefully, the media and columnists will learn from this and no longer assume candidate X cannot win. One wonders if the media will examine the record and campaigns of Cheri Siler and Richard Briggs running for state senate, Gloria Johnson and Eddie Smith running for state representative, or Lamar Alexander and Gordon Ball running for U.S. Senate. The candidacies of Democrats Terry Adams and Gordon Ball for U.S. Senate were basically ignored by local media even though both are local residents. Adams won Knox County. Victor Ashe is a former mayor of Knoxville who served as U.S. Ambassador to Poland.

Elected v appointed school chief: almost persuaded I have always accepted the premise that appointed school superintendents are better than elected ones, mostly because I buy the arguments that the appointment process enlarges the talent pool and eliminates the time-suck campaigning. However. The same-but-different sagas of James McIntyre and his predecessor, Charles Q. Lindsey (don’t forget to call them doctor), have almost persuaded me otherwise. Lindsey came to do battle; won a few, lost a bunch, had some personal foibles that eventually did him in. McIntyre is a micromanager whose overreliance on standardized tests and allegiance to corporate education reform have made him the most unpopular public official in Knox County. He is said to be a very smart

Betty Bean man, something his ill-considered decision to publicly snipe at Mayor Tim Burchett, arguably the most popular local elected official, doesn’t reflect. Considering these issues sent me lurching down memory lane to revisit the first elected official I ever thought I knew – mostly because the name Mildred E. Doyle was stamped on my report card just below the line where my first-grade teacher at Fountain City Elementary School, Mrs. Bass, wrote, “Betty talks a little too much.” Doyle held the job for 30 years (1946-76) and is generally credited with drag-

ging KCS into the modern era. Her resume includes chairing and founding the Alternative Center for Learning, serving on the Maryville College Board of Directors, as president of the Tennessee Education Association and chairing Tennessee’s Superintendent Study Council and the state Commission of Children’s Services. She was a member of the NEA Finance Commission, the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth and the State Textbook Commission and was inducted into the Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame in 1983 and the East Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame in 1988 and named Colonel Aide de Camp Governor’s Staff by Lamar Alexander in 1984. The consensus is that she ended her political career

with a defeat only because she stayed one term too long. Knox County’s last elected superintendent, Allen Morgan, resigned unexpectedly to join Clayton Homes. He served from 1992 to 1996, whereupon he became Knox County’s first appointed superintendent. He retired after another two years with a list of accomplishments that is too long to recount on this page. Here are some highlights: He was one of 30 superintendents in the Southeast to be a part of the Center for Leadership in School Reform. He was regional cochair of Tennessee’s Schoolto-Career program. He was a 22-year administrator, including 13 years as principal of Powell High School, which, under his tenure was named a finalist in the National Schools Recogni-

tion program and the first Knox County school named “BEST” by the Greater Knoxville Chamber of Commerce. He co-chaired the Danforth Committee, which researched the University of Tennessee’s methodology for training school administrators, and was an elected representative to the Metropolitan Association of School Superintendents. The year before Morgan retired, he fought off a whole herd of fat cats who tried to force him to hand Maynard Elementary School over to Chris Whittle’s privatization scheme. He prevailed against some of the most powerful interests in Knoxville. Could the present superintendent do the same (or even want to)? Not a chance. I’m not quite persuaded that elected superintendents are better than the

Showdown at the K-12 corral High noon. The dusty street outside the courthouse is as still as a tomb.

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The stillness is broken as two men emerge from the courthouse and stride purposefully into the street. Sheriff Tim “Shoot from the Hip” Burchett and “Big Mac” McIntyre, pistols holstered and ready, walk in opposite directions for 10

paces and turn. “OK, this is it, Big Mac. This town ain’t big enough for the both of us.” “Yeah? Well, if you’d keep your nose out of my business at the K-12 ranch, I wouldn’t be fi xing to give you a dirt nap, sheriff.” “Your business? You know darn well this county helped you build the K-12. This is taxpayer business, Big Mac, and they’ve had enough of your wasteful ways. Now, draw!” Big Mac began fumbling with his holster. “What are you doing?” the exasperated sheriff asked. “I said draw!” “I ... I don’t feel comfortable here. Come over to the

corral and you’ll have your showdown, sheriff.” “Whatever. Let’s get this over with.” Oddly enough, the K-12 Corral was just across the street from the courthouse. “No more delays, Big Mac. Now – what the heck? You’ve ambushed me,” the sheriff said, eyeing nine gunslingers who sprang out of hiding to Big Mac’s side. “Just my little posse, sheriff. They’re going to evaluate my performance after my six-shooter puts a permanent K-12 brand right between your peepers.” “I’ll evaluate it now. It’s lousy.” “I find that remark appalling, sheriff.”

“I don’t care. I’ll take you all on. Slap leather!” Before Big Mac could clear his gun from the holster, a rowdy gang of supporters appeared behind the sheriff. “What do you know? It’s my buddies from the BarKCEA spread,” the sheriff said. “Guess we’re even now!” “Hey, some of those people work for me! Traitors. I’ll get you when this is over,” Big Mac vowed. As Burchett’s hand inched toward his gun, Big Mac hesitated. “I need my sidekick here before we start,” he said. “Your sidekick?” “Yes, I had to send her

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home.” “Why did you send your sidekick home? What did she do?” “Nothing. Maybe. I don’t know. But I’m still paying her, so it’s all right.” “You’re paying your sidekick you sent home for doing nothing? See what I mean by wasteful?” “You’re saying that out of ignorance, sheriff!” “That’s it! Draw, Big Mac.” The sheriff’s pistol flew

appointed kind, but I must reluctantly agree with an astute friend’s observation: “Elected officials tend to treat other elected officials as peers. They tend to treat appointed officials as staff.” McIntyre owes his job to an elected school board that must go hat in hand to County Commission for funding because it has no taxing authority. I’m not sure how this system was supposed to work in theory, but in practice, it just flat doesn’t. Maybe giving the school board the power to levy taxes would change the dynamic. Maybe it wouldn’t. Or maybe going back to electing a superintendent would set in motion a natural-selection process that would produce someone with the chops to raise money and/or hell, as needed. I’m halfway there.

from his holster aimed squarely at Big Mac’s belly button. But, being a fair man, he stopped before squeezing the trigger as he watched Big Mac struggle unsuccessfully to pull out his own gun. “Now what?” the frustrated sheriff asked. Red-faced, Big Mac replied: “It’s the doggone Common Core. I have to conceptualize all the steps involved in pulling the gun from the holster. I know engineers who can’t do it.” “Common Core? As my Daddy would say, here’s something from the Marine Corps!” With that, the sheriff blazed away with his custom 10-shooter and Big Mac and his posse bit the dust. Moral: Never take Common Core to a gunfight with the Marine Corps.

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Party affiliation all that matters in local races affiliation matters on the bench, but Knox County voters apparently do believe party affiliation matters. Few voters have ever appeared in court before Chancellor Fansler or Judge Wimberly, but nearly every voter has some opinion on the difference between a Democrat and a Republican. In fact, for many voters, party affiliation is the only qualification that matters. In today’s hyper-partisan political climate, Republican voters in a Republican county are going to vote for a Republican judge. For many, if a judge chooses to be in the same party as

Barack Obama, then he doesn’t have the good judgment to be a judge in Knox County. As a result of this election, expect calls by Democrats (and some Republicans) for non-partisan judicial races. Of course, Democrats favored partisan judicial races when Democrats could win elections. Now that Democrats can’t win elections with party affiliation listed on the ballot, we must “remove politics from the courtroom.� There’s an old saying that “You can’t win an election if you don’t run.� For local Democrats, the new mantra

has become, “You can’t win if you have a Republican opponent.� There are no longer any countywide elected Democrats in Knox County. A couple of other thoughts on the election: State Democrats have taken comfort in the fact that the Democratic-appointed state Supreme Court members were retained, despite Lt. Gov. Ramsey’s efforts to oust the three remaining Bredesen appointees. It is more likely that the only reason these Supreme Court justices survived is that the state ballots do not list party affiliation beside each justice’s name. The Republican primary

in the 13th legislative district has been decided with Eddie Smith set to take on first-term, incumbent Rep. Gloria Johnson this November. Local Democrats have thus far been confident of Johnson’s re-election chances. To the contrary, expect Eddie Smith to easily defeat Johnson. To use language from the financial sector, November 2014 will be “peak Republican� in Tennessee. If a Republican was ever going to win a seat in Tennessee, it will be in this political climate this November.

Concord Park’s big foot sightings

decline and the formation of the posse resulted in the creature’s complete disappearance. After that, “big foot� was never seen again. The truth about big foot was finally solved when an ape costume was discovered in a hiding place at the Concord swimming pool. The managing proprietor, Joe Kimsey, son of Knoxville Chief of Police Joe Kimsey Sr., originally obtained the costume to frighten Red Moore and never intended it to go any further than a onetime prank on Red. But when the story began to spread, Joe saw another opportunity to draw people to the park and hopefully increase swimmers at the pool. Joe was always looking for ways to promote the pool, and he immediately recognized that “big foot� could play a major part in his promotion schemes. Joe even allowed for interviews with the press where he claimed to have seen the creature. But when hunting parties were formed, Joe recognized

that he could possibly get shot and that trigger-happy hunters might also shoot someone else. So, big foot disappeared just as quickly as it appeared on that warm summer evening when Red Moore first spotted it on his way home. I don’t remember if the truth ever became public knowledge, or whether the lack of sightings just eventually caused a lack of interest among the public. I do know that gradually the park began to draw lovers back to their old parking spots, but I suspect there was never the feeling of security that existed before big foot. There are just a handful of people left who still remember the “big foot� scare. During summer months, I often worked on weekends at Lakeland Service Center on Concord Road where sportsmen always stopped to fill their outboard fuel tanks and stock their coolers with beer. Almost everyone who came in was interested in big foot, and I was available to provide the latest infor-

mation on sightings. “Have you actually seen the creature?� people would ask. I always answered: “No, but I have friends who have seen it, and they described it as about eight foot tall and said it ran like a man. There would be no way someone could outrun the creature,� I told them. The sightings were very timely since they occurred during a time when stories of big foot sightings spread throughout the nation. I am not sure about the credibility of these sightings, but they created curiosity even among the most skeptical. And our area had a big foot that rivaled even the most credible sightings. Today, when I drive around the park loop and pass those spots where sightings occurred, I chuckle to myself when I recall pointing out those spots to newcomers to the community. But I usually got the same question from them that many of the locals also asked during the scare. “Are you kidding me?�

Democrats, and many well-heeled Republicans, are appalled that voters failed to re-elect two local Democratic judges this month. Chancellor Daryl Fansler had served Knox County for 16 years. Circuit Court Judge Harold Wimberly had been on the bench for 27 years. Both were well regarded by local attorneys and praised by Democrats and Republicans alike for their work. The voters didn’t care and fired both of them on a party-line vote. The outrage from local attorneys and politicos has been as virulent as it has been predictable.

For teenagers growing up in Concord, the park and its environs created a virtual fairyland playground for most of us. It included an Olympic-size public swimming pool and a marina that provided summer employment.

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And for those of us old enough to drive, it provided nooks and crannies that became preferred secluded parking spots for lovers. And since the park had its own security patrol, it was also a safe place to park. But in the mid-1950s, it also served as the habitat for an awesome-looking creature that could only be described as “big foot.� The first sighting was by

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a Concord boat dock employee named “Red� Moore. After that, only the brave ventured into the area to park after dark. Now since Red was known for his tall tales, his sighting was at first considered just another Red Moore tale. But when he was walking home one evening just after sundown, the creature ran across the road just about 20 yards from him. Red shined his flashlight on the creature, and when it stopped and looked at him he ran back into the boat dock hollering: “ape, ape, ape.� When the other boat dock employees saw the pure horror on Red’s face, they began to wonder if there could be a kernel of truth in his story. Red was not the only one who encountered the creature. Cars driving around the park loop often sighted the creature in their headlights running across the

road in front of them. The sightings started to draw increased attention when people with more credibility than Red began reporting sightings. And finally, when park officers reported seeing the creature, big foot’s existence was firmly established. The sightings were reported in local newspapers, and soon people from other areas began to drive through the park hoping to catch sight of the mysterious “big foot.� And for a community where people seldom locked their doors at night, citizens not only began to lock their doors but also loaded their shotguns and kept them handy. Finally, some of Concord’s citizens decided to form a hunting party to scour the park looking in every possible hiding place. And as news of the “posse� grew, other began to join in the search. Surprisingly, public sightings began to

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CBT’s own talented cast. It would probably be a good idea to bring lots of Kleenex for this one. And if your kids don’t know about Helen Keller, you need to bring them too. Knoxville favorite Carol Mayo Jenkins stars in “4000 Miles,” the story of a young man who ends up on his grandmother’s West Village, New York, doorstep after losing his best friend on a cross-country bike tour. The New York Times has called this play “a funny, moving, altogether wonderful drama.” Look for it in November. December brings the immensely popular “A Christmas Carol.” The CBT’s production has become a real Knoxville tradition and missing it, according to the Knoxville News-Sentinel, would be “like celebrating the season without a Christ-

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“What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, “Son, go and work in the vineyard today.” He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you.” (Matthew 21: 28-31 NRSV) The early Christian community believed that in Jesus of Nazareth the Christ (or Messiah) was encountered and that God’s kingdom was made manifest. People could either repent and believe or they could reject it, but regardless of human response, the Kingdom had come. (Jerald C. Brauer, quoted in “A New Handbook of Christian Theology”)

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Wednesday nights mean food and fun at Sequoyah Presbyterian By Wendy Smith A little wet weather didn’t keep Sequoyah Presbyterian Church members from kicking off this year’s Wednesday Night Fellowship program. A meal of hamburgers and hotdogs was followed by a party that featured an 18-foot water slide, a bounce house and snow cones, among other fun. During the school year, Wednesday nights at the church are devoted to food and fellowship. The dinner, followed by unstructured fellowship time, allows members to enjoy the

company of each other, says Associate Pastor Michael Stanfield. Once a month, the catered meal, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will be followed by a special program. But most Wednesdays will be devoted to fun. This week, Vance Link, a church elder and long-time Little League coach, will pitch during a congregationwide whiffle-ball game, Stanfield says. The community is welcome at the weekly event. Reservations are not required for the meal.

Two-year-old Alexander Jay is too young to participate in the bungee run, but old enough to be a spectator. Dad Larsen Jay helps out at the Wednesday Night Fellowship kick-off at Sequoyah Presbyterian Church. Photos by Wendy Smith

Brothers Luke and Ryan Bacon, a.k.a. The Bacon Bits, watch as Stockton Webb creates a balloon flower. Emily Dempster is the balloon assistant.

When we really listen to Jesus, we understand why he was crucified: Jesus made some really startling statements! This tiny parable about the son who reneged on his promise to go work in the vineyard is a case in point. The chief priests and elders were the first hearers (or should I say targets?) of this parable. In their smug self-satisfaction, they were absolutely sure that they were at the top of God’s “Good List.” They were the ones (they thought) who were doing everything right, and from that lofty perch, they looked down their noses at those sinners – the hated tax collectors and the despised prostitutes. In the parable, the first son flatly said “No” to the father’s request. (I am reminded of my days at “The Home” when one of our delinquents would say “I ain’t gonna, and you can’t make me!”) That son thought better of his recalcitrance, and changed his mind. The second son appeared to be obedient and willing, agreeing with alacrity, but in actual practice, he failed to do the will of his father. When Jesus holds this mirror up to the chief priests and elders (and to us!), the reflection is withering. The religious authorities of Jesus’ day and all of us fine church-going Christians think we are doing everything right. We go to church every Sunday, put our tithes and our offerings into the


Sam Scott, Mason Bagley, Tate Carty and Alex Ewell cut up while waiting in line for the water slide at Sequoyah Presbyterian Church.

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offering plates, and serve on a committee or two. However, as C.S. Lewis put it in “Mere Christianity:” Christ says “Give me All. I don’t want so much of your time and so much of your money and so much of your work: I want you. I have not come to torment your natural self, but to kill it. No half-measures are any good. I don’t want to cut off a branch here and a branch there. I want to have the whole tree down….” This is not an easy gig we sign on for. Having “the whole tree down” involves giving up our agendas, our expectations, our supposed control. We realize we are not in charge any longer. (In actual fact, we never were; we were deluding ourselves at that point!) So why would anyone join up? Because, like the tax collectors and prostitutes, we realize it is where life begins to make sense, to have hope. It is where life has meaning and purpose. It is where we realize that we are a part of something larger than we can imagine. We see – or sense – the wisdom in this way of life Jesus calls us to. And we are never the same again.

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Heather Anderson of Bearden brought her 6-month-old Natalie Rickerson, left, is founder of Knoxville Moms Blog. Rickdaughter Sophia Anderson to enjoy a morning of food, fun, erson and Cyndi McLamb, captain of “Home Depot Do-It-Herself Workshop,” tussle playfully over a Home Depot goody bag. and mommy networking.

Splash pad day brings out the kids Blog sponsored a “Beat the Heat” play day in conjunction with the town of Farragut on Aug. 4. Moms Billy Kidd scoots down close to watch as volunteer dog wash- and kids from Bearden ers David Haubrich, Carol Cole and Russell Smith of 94.3 FM, joined folks from all across from left, give his pup Maggie a bath at the free dog wash held west Knoxville for a day that offered cool relief and some at Food City in Hardin Valley. Photo by A. Hart

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Girl Scouts call for new members, volunteers The fall call for new Girl Scout members and volunteers is going out across the county. The benefits of being a Girl Scout or a volunteer are varied and many, including making new friends, enjoying exciting new experiences and knowing you are making a difference in the lives of others.

Girl Scouts is open to all girls, from kindergarten through grade 12, and adults over the age of 18 may become volunteers. Joining Scouts or signing up to be a volunteer can now be done online and at any time of the year. Info: or call 1-800-474-1912.

Knox Youth Sports fall signups Knox Youth Sports is forming teams for the following sports: ■ Flag football for boys and girls age 4-14. Fee: $175. Info: Joe Riffey, 3008526, or KnoxYouthSports. com. ■ Fall baseball – lowkey, instructional leagues for children age 3-12. Fees: T-Ball League (age 3-4),

$100; Coach-Pitch League (age 5-6), $100; Farm League (age 7-8), $125; 9-10 League, $150; 11-12 League, $175. Info: Ann Marie, 3008463, or KnoxYouthSports. com. ■ Fall softball – lowkey, instructional leagues for girls age 6-12. No tryouts. Fee: $125. Info: 5846403 or KnoxYouthSports. com. ■ Fall lacrosse for

girls grades K-4 and 5-8. Fee: grades K-4, $125; grades 5-8, $175. Info: 5846403 or KnoxYouthSports. com. ■ Fall lacrosse for boys age 8-14 (no high school team players). Both middle school and elementary school players on each team. Required to wear full equipment to the workout. Fee: $175. Info: 584-6403 or

time for mom-networking. More than 35 children and adults enjoyed the water, presentations from area businesses, refreshments and goody bags. “Knoxville Moms Blog is a community organization geared toward bringing moms together to share resources for where to find the best stores and best services,” says founder Natalie Rickerson . “We blog about basically anything and everything a mom might look for in the area. We bring them together for fun things to do, network, make friends and build a support system.” In addition to the playgroup events like the one at the splash pad, KMB also organizes “Mom’s Night Out,” which is an evening when moms can get together to have dinner and learn something new. “I see moms swapping phone numbers and emails. They’re making friends and that’s my goal,” says Rickerson. “That tells me KMB is successful.” Info: www. Preston Williams, 19 months, gets a helping hand from mom Kara Williams while playing at McFee Park Splash Pad in Farragut. Photos by Nancy Anderson

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Robert Moneymaker, shown with granddaughter Destiny Davis, 4, and Otis Davis, brought two wreckers to the Farragut fleet day. The brand-new flatbed hauler made a super slide. Based in Dixie Lee Junction, Moneymaker will celebrate 25 years in business Sept. 26. “I started with five wreckers, and now I’ve got 25,” he said. “I don’t think I could go back to working for somebody else.” Photos by S. Clark

Town Administrator David Smoak pastes junior deputy badges on his kids, happy participants at Fun with Farragut’s Fleet.

Truckloads of fun at fleet day Tow trucks bring groans from grown-ups because you rarely see them when there’s good news. For the more than 700 kids who flocked to Fun with Farragut’s Fleet on Aug. 16 at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, Moneymaker’s tow truck

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Boot-scootin’ business keeps an eye on functionality By Bonny C. Millard Elliott’s Boots Shoes Sandals, a family ownedand-operated safety shoe supplier, had humble beginnings. The two-bedroom apartment where it all started has grown into six brickand-mortar locations, three rolling shoe stores and an e-commerce trade. John Elliott, vice president and general manager, said the business has grown as the need and opportunity arose. “We’ve definitely evolved,” he said. “We’ve expanded, but we’ve stay with our core.” The flagship store is located on Western Avenue and has been in operation for about 30 years. In addition to that location, the company has a store in Farragut, Morristown, Cleveland, Alcoa and Antioch, Tenn. Elliott’s parents, Jack and Joyce, started the business in 1982 in their twobedroom apartment. “They’re both still very active in the business,” he said. “My father’s very forward thinking. He’s very

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that traveled to different manufacturers so employees could get what they needed on the spot. Eventually, the Elliotts decided to open a storefront, which resulted in offering more brands and styles of shoes, but the new selections always stayed

Entrepreneur Center offers opportunities By Anne Hart Jim Biggs spent the first 20 years of his career in San Francisco in a wide range of occupations that have uniquely qualified him to be the director of the city’s new Knoxville Entrepreneur Center (KEC), which opened on Market Square in April, 2013. A graduate of Yale University and University of California Law School, Biggs started his career as a member of the California bar by serving as in-house counsel for the U.S. Customs Service before moving on to pursue his passion for working with new and emerging businesses. That work experience ranged from providing consulting services to Fortune 500 companies in the Bay Area to helping grow a start-up boutique fashion business. He was most recently the director of business solutions for Essention Group, a Bay Area software consulting company. Biggs joined KEC early this year and described its work and his goals for the organization at the recent meeting of the Rotary Club of West Knoxville. He told the group KEC “is the front door for entrepreneurs in the community and a resource for people with ideas.” He said financial support comes from the City of Knoxville, Launch TN, which is a statewide foun-

dation, and four local private foundations. In a little more than a year and a half, KEC has met with 170 to 180 entrepreneurs overall and continues to Jim Biggs work with 80 to 90 on a continuing basis. Biggs said the center’s Accelerator Program mentors about 18 companies a year, adding that Knoxville is a particularly large market for successful media companies. He said entrepreneurs need “temperament, treasure (capital) and talent” and pointed out that the amount of venture capital here “is in a measurable imbalance with other states and that often forces business to move to those other states.” Biggs challenged his audience to help. “Knoxville is truly an amazing place with incredible energy and talented people, but a lot of talented people don’t stay here. “We want to change that, but KEC can’t solve this alone. We want to start a movement, highlight our successes and engage the private sector. “We need to get behind these talented, creative people. We need your wisdom and experience. Invest, be a

customer and a mentor.” Leo Knight, who heads the volunteer group Entrepreneurs of Knoxville, pointed out that while Biggs is a recent newcomer to this area, his wife, Cate, was born and raised here. She is the daughter of Jeff Chapman, director of the Frank

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ville lost its only western boot store, Boot Country, approximately 15 years ago, said Jeff Elliott. “And that’s when we introduced western boots.” As a result, the business partnered with Cotton Eyed Joe, a country dance club in west Knoxville, for a product giveaway every Friday night, which continues. Elliott said actual boots were given away in the beginning, but now it’s more practical to give a gift card. Elliott said the company is 100 percent committed to the community and passionate about what it does. “We’ve diversified, and we’ve just done what our customers have asked.” For info: www.


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within the purview of functional footwear. The first store opened on Kingston Pike for a short period and then moved to the permanent Western Avenue location. In offering new shoe styles, the company looked at the customer base of blue collar workers and considered what they wore in their time off: hunting boots, and so it was a natural evolution of choices. Elliott said the company has ventured into high fashion foot ware, such as the Frye boot brand and Hunter rain boots, but it remains true to the idea of function. The decision to sell western boots was a serendipitous move to meet the needs of customers after Knox-

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Premier Surgical Associates has added three general surgeons, a surgical oncologist, and a vascular surgeon to four of the group’s Knoxville hospital locations. Marcus A. Barber, M.D., of Premier at Tennova North Knoxville and Physicians Regional, is a vascular and endovascular surgeon. A graduate of Wichita State University, Dr. Barber earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where he also completed his general surgery residency. He completed a vascular surgery fellowMarcus A. ship at Baylor University Barber, MD, Medical Center.

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Also joining Premier’s Tennova North Knoxville and Physicians Regional Medical Centers location is general surgeon Jessica Louise Vinsant, M.D. She is the fourth generation of the Vinsant family to serve as a physician in East Tennessee. Vinsant grew up in Knoxville, before graduating from Syracuse University. She earned her MBA from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and Jessica L. her medical degree from Vinsant, MD, Wright State’s Boonshoft General Surgery School of Medicine. Vinsant completed her general surgery residency at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine. Joel Fontaine “Trey” Bradley III, M.D., of Premier at Fort Sanders Regional, is a general surgeon who is experienced in abdominal wall reconstruction, and complex hernia repair. Bradley, a graduate of the University of Memphis, earned his medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at the University of South Carolina, Palmetto Health Richland and both research and clinical minimally invasive surgery fellowships at Carolinas Joel F. “Trey” HealthCare System. Bradley, III, MD,

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the Fort Sanders Regional Premier Surgical location is surgical oncologist Troy Franklin Kimsey, M.D., FACS. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Kimsey earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and also completed his residency there. Kimsey completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center in New York. Prior to joining Premier Surgical, Kimsey spent six years Troy F. Kimsey, practicing broad-based MD, FACS, Surgical Oncology general surgical oncology and helping in the development of a community-based regional cancer center in Southwest Georgia. Kristopher Burton Williams, M.D., has joined Premier Surgical as a general surgeon in the group’s Parkwest Medical Center office. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Williams earned his master’s degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University and his medical degree from East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine. He completed his internship and genKristopher B. eral surgery residency Williams, MD, at Union Memorial General Surgery Hospital in Baltimore, M.D., and his fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. Williams has special experience in abdominal wall reconstruction and complex hernia repair. “We are pleased to have these five outstanding surgeons join our group,” says Kevin Burris, CEO of Premier Surgical Associates. "Their experience and expertise will be a great benefit to our patients in East Tennessee."

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Moon manages more than money By Betty Bean “When you go fishing, use bait that fish like. … Why don’t you put pizza on your hook? Because fish like worms more than they like pizza. If you want to attract another person or get their attention, think about what that person might like. It’s probably different from your favorite things. People are different from fish. And they are often different from each other, too.” –June 11 devotional, from “Thoughts are Things,” daily devotional readings for children by David Moon He grew up in George Wallace’s Alabama and had a picture of Richard Nixon’s Oval Office on the back of his bedroom door. His grandmother dated Wallace’s predecessor governor, Big Jim Folsom, whom Moon describes as “not quite a benevolent dictator, but as honest as you could be as an executive politician in the South in the 1950s.” He remembers crying the day Nixon resigned. He didn’t grow up wealthy, and learned the value of a dollar chopping cotton. By his senior year at Hazel Green High School, he knew he was going to leave. At 6-5 and 260 pounds, he was a highly recruited football player and valedictorian of the HGHS Class of 1981. He could have played on anybody’s team, but wanted to come to Tennessee. There was just one obstacle in the way: He dreaded saying no to Bear Bryant. His uncle Byrd Williams had played on two national championship teams at Alabama, and it was assumed that Moon, whose parents lived on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa when he was born, would opt to join the Crimson Tide. When he was 10 years old, he got Bryant to autograph a book, and told him, “I’m going to play for you one day.” So when his Uncle told him he couldn’t go to Tennessee until he informed Coach Bryant of his intentions face-to-face, he wasn’t surprised. But that doesn’t mean it was easy. “I was so nervous I teared up,” he said. “The week of Thanksgiving 1980, which was the week of the Alabama/Auburn game, Coach Bryant was at practice, and I spent most of practice with him. We had dinner afterward, and he said, ‘Byrd tells me you haven’t made a decision.’ “I said, ‘Coach, I’m going to go to Tennes-

David Moon in his office at Riverview Tower.

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see.’” Bryant took the news with his typical aplomb, but later that day, Bryant’s defensive coordinator, Knoxville native Ken Donahue told Moon he’d never beat Alabama at Tennessee. “We went 3-1 against Alabama when I was there. When Coach Majors hired (Donahue) in ’85, I reminded him of that,” Moon said. Moon came to Knoxville in the summer of 1981 to play football for Johnny Majors and has called it home ever since. He played on Phillip Fulmer’s offensive line and was named the senior male athlete with the

highest grade point average in 1984. He says he won his wife, Sien (pronounced Shawn), in a card game. “Her brother was a waiter at Gibbs Hall, and brought her to Antonio’s, on the Strip, where a bunch of us were playing cards. We were all interested in making her acquaintance, so we cut the cards. I cheated and got first shot,” he said. His intention when he arrived at UT was to sign with the NFL after graduation, move to New York and eventually become a rich money manager. But two ACL tears made him rearrange his dreams, get an MBA and an early start on the career he’d wanted

since his uncle gave him a book written by Warren Buffet’s college professor when he was a kid. Today, Moon Capital Management, which manages money for individuals, corporations and nonprofits, occupies a comfortable suite in Riverview Tower. The firm’s president’s office has a tall desk that holds a bank of computer screens and a floor-toceiling glass window that frames a spectacular view of the spot where the Holston and French Broad meet to form the Tennessee River and the rolling hills beyond. He can see a bit of his farm on the bank of the Holston. It takes him nine minutes to get to work by car, or 15 by pontoon boat. “We go out and meet with the management of companies. I sit around and read stock annual reports all day,” Moon said. “We have someone who does financial planning and an ex-manager of a local UBS office who works with clients. I have another guy I feed raw meat and won’t let him out of the room – just pay him to think. “Here’s what makes us different: every stock we buy for our clients, we buy for ourselves, and not just a little bit. Every bit of my liquid net worth is invested in the same stock portfolio as our clients own. And I sleep with my most important client – we manage my wife’s IRA.” Moon has written for many publications and has a regular column on the business page of the daily paper. His most recent project, “Thoughts are Things,” is a selfpublished book of inspirational daily devotionals for children that began as short messages he’d leave for his twins, Wheeler and Bethany, now 14, who were still in bed when he left for work in the mornings. After collecting a couple of years’ worth of aphorisms, he decided to compile them into a book with a thought for every day of the year. Edited by Bill Rukeyser and illustrated with line drawings by a pair of Albanian sisters, Bora and Jona Shehu. The book’s success has shocked him, although he’s not sure exactly how many he has sold. He was even more shocked to learn that his book has been named Best Juvenile Inspirational Book 2014 by Independent Publishers. “I thought it was good. Ruykeyser said it was good, and it’s been received in ways and places I never anticipated. It’s really cool, sophomoric as that sounds.”

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Webb’s new multipurpose Haslam Center (left and above) features a new gymnasium (below) for Lower School P.E. classes and Middle School interscholastic sports.

Webb kicks off new school year with new building, innovative programs

The Haslam Center also houses new programs like broadcast journalism (below), 3D Lab and the Webb Dance Academy (right). It’s also home to Middle School choral and handbell classes (below, right).


ebb School of Knoxville celebrated the opening of its new Haslam Center with an Open House, August 10, 2014. The event featured remarks by Webb alumna Whitney Haslam Johnson ’97 and Interim President, Kirk Walker. Webb’s 35,000-square-foot, multipurpose Haslam Center houses a new gymnasium for Lower School P.E. classes and Middle School athletics. The center also supports and provides creative classroom space for new programs such as 3D Lab, broadcast journalism and Webb’s Dance Academy, as well as Middle School choral and handbell courses, and Lower School Spanish.

Webb’s Middle School 3D Lab (3D=Dream, Design & Discover) is a required 12-week course that each Webb Middle School student takes as part of his/her curriculum. The course is an evolution of the Middle School’s robotics program that was initiated two years ago and is designed with skill development at its core. The main focus revolves around the 21st century skills that will be so important for students as they matriculate to high school and beyond. These skills include critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

For students interested in broadcast journalism, the Center features the Webb on the Web (W.O.W.) studio. Two rooms support Webb’s W.O.W. Sports Broadcasting Club and the new W.O.W. Studio Broadcasting Club. A tech room contains servers, computers, sound equipment, and graphics technology for broadcast editing, while an adjacent space holds cameras, teleprompters, and “blue screen” walls for video production.

The Haslam Center’s two dance studios are part of the new K-12 dance program – Webb Dance Academy. The Academy offers before and after-school dance, yoga and fitness

classes for Webb families. In addition, K-8 Webb students have an annual opportunity to opt out of their physical education classes and take a six-to-eightweek dance unit.

We at Webb know that facilities do not define an outstanding school; programs and people do. But facilities that support and inspire Webb’s multipurpose Haslam Center a best effort on behalf of teachers and students alike go a long way, marks the successful completion of and our goal at Webb School of the school’s latest phase of campus construction, which also included the Knoxville is to support innovative teaching and learning, and to keep following projects: in sync the three components of a • New Upper School Main Entrance healthy school – people, programs, • Strachan Family Weight Training Facility and facilities – so that today and to• The Boyd Courtyard of Sparta morrow’s Webb students can reach • The Shannon Miller Boruff Pavilion their potential.

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Covenant Health’s heart surgery program receives highest ratings from international thoracic surgeons society Covenant Health’s cardiac program has received the highest quality designation from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), an organization dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lung and esophagus. The society represents nearly 7,000 surgeons, researchers and allied health care professionals worldwide. Based on data submitted from Covenant Health’s elite heart hospitals – Parkwest, Fort Sanders Regional and Methodist medical centers – Covenant’s cardiac program received a three-star quality ranking in the STS Adult Cardiac

Surgery Database, regarded as the world’s premier clinical registry for adult cardiac surgery. About 95 percent of U.S. programs that perform adult cardiac surgery participate in the database, but only about 10-15 percent of participants receive the three-star designation. The cardiac team was recognized for quality outcomes for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), a surgical procedure to create new paths around narrowed and blocked arteries to allow blood flow to the heart. The quality designations are based on data measures for U.S.

hospitals in several areas related to CABG surgery, including survival and complication rates, use of surgical techniques shown to deliver better outcomes and appropriate use of perioperative medications. Covenant’s cardiac surgery team performed above national averages in overall composite scores for the study. “Covenant Health’s heart hospitals have received many accolades for excellence, but the STS quality designation is particularly meaningful,” said Tony Spezia, president and CEO of Covenant Health. “The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a worldwide organi-

Parkwest recognized nationally for cardiac care A national top consumer ranking magazine recently named Parkwest Medical Center as a top-scoring hospital for heart surgery. Parkwest is one of four Tennessee hospitals to receive this honor, with the other hospitals located in Nashville, Bristol and Johnson City. “Parkwest’s mission is to provide top quality care to every patient, every time,” said Rick Lassiter, Parkwest president and CAO. “This recognition confirms the excellent work that our team of cardiac physicians and staff do every day.” Rick Lassiter, To determine President/CAO which hospitals would be recognized, the consumer ranking body used information from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) about the success of surgical aortic valve replacements and coronary artery bypass grafts over several decades. Scores were given in many areas, including survival and complication rates, surgical techniques and proper use of medications. Parkwest performed at or above the national averages in each part of the study.

While the study included large, nationally well-known hospitals in big cities, many of the recognized hospitals are in mid-sized cities like Knoxville. When examining the rankings, it becomes clear that name recognition and location alone did not determine quality of care or commitment to excellence. “Parkwest is a heart hospital. It’s our specialty,” Lassiter said. “We know that having heart surgery is not an easy choice. When our patients choose us for cardiac care, they trust our experience and expertise in providing excellent care.” For more information about the cardiac services offered at Parkwest or to find a physician, call 374-PARK or visit www.

zation of medical experts who are specifically dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for patients. Recognition from this organization means that patients can trust Covenant Health when it comes to cardiac care.” “I’m especially proud of our cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists, cardiac nurses and the other professionals who care for our heart patients,” said Jim VanderSteeg, executive vice president for hospital operations. “This recognition is a tribute to their expertise, experience and commitment to being the best.” Covenant Health hospitals of-

fer heart services such as hightech diagnostics and testing, interventional and surgical procedures, and cardiac rehabilitation programs. Facility innovations include a hybrid operating room that combines advanced surgical and imaging capabilities for specialized procedures, such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) for patients with aortic stenosis. The heart hospitals have been recognized for excellence by numerous organizations including VHA Inc., the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and others.

Covenant hospitals named among state’s top 10 by U.S. News & World Report A national publication’s ranking has put three Covenant Health hospitals in the spotlight and among the state’s best. U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of “America’s Best Hospitals,” naming Parkwest Medical Center, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Methodist Medical Center in Tennessee’s Top 10 for metro areas. Fort Sanders Regional and Methodist tied for fourth place, and Parkwest was ranked ninth on the Tennessee list. All three were lauded for high performance in a variety of specialties such as orthopedics, pulmonology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, among others. All three hospitals also achieved patient satisfaction levels that are higher than national and state averages, with Parkwest’s ranking reaching 82 percent (the state average is 70 percent and the national average is 71 percent).

Among the criteria considered in the U.S. News & World Report rankings are patient safety, outcomes, staffing and rates of survival. The hospitals also were required to meet any of four possible criteria: medical school affiliation, teaching hospital status, 200 or more beds, 100 or more beds and availability of four or more medical technologies considered important to high quality care. Tony Spezia, Covenant Health president and CEO, congratulated the hospitals and added that, “Although there are many hospital rankings and lists available, the fact that four of the top 10 Tennessee hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report ranking are in the greater K nox v ille area demonstrates the outstanding quality of care that’s available in our region.” For the full list and more on the rankings process, visit best-hospitals/rankings.

Parkwest receives national recognition for achievements through Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative Parkwest Medical Center has been nationally recognized for its participation in the Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative (TSQC), which has reduced surgical complications by 19.7 percent since 2009. This reduction represents at least 533 lives saved and $75.2 million in reduced costs in Tennessee. “We are proud of the accomplishments of the TSQC. Parkwest sees quality as a No. 1 priority. To demonstrate our commitment, we participate in data sharing and quality improvements initiatives at the state and national level,” said Rick Lassiter, Parkwest presi-

dent/CAO. “In addition to our participation, we have provided one of our surgeons, Dr. Will Gibson, to serve on the TSQC Executive Committee.” The recognition of Parkwest came as part of a presentation at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Will Gibson, MD Surgical Quality Collaborative Improvement Program’s(NSQIP) national conference in New York City on July 28.

The hospital collaborative formed in 2008 as a partnership of the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and the Tennessee Hospital Association’s Tennessee Center for Patient Safety, with support from the Tennessee Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. An earlier study based on TSQC data published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons in 2012 showed the original 10 TSQC members reduced complication rates and saved more than $8 million in excess costs from 2009 to 2010.

This new study shows TSQC hospitals continued to improve in the years after the program launched. In 2012, the collaborative expanded and now includes 22 Tennessee hospitals. “The TSQC has helped align the efforts of hospitals and surgeons around quality improvement, which supports the THA board of directors’ commitment toward zero incidents of preventable harm in our state’s hospitals,” stated Craig A. Becker, THA president. “This collaborative is an excellent example of how the hospital association, physicians, hospitals and payers can work to-

gether to improve care using clinically valid measures in a cooperative way.” Parkwest is a member of the Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative (TSQC), a joint project of the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and Tennessee Hospital Association designed to improve surgical care. The TSQC hospitals participate in a national clinical outcomes database for surgery called the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). For more information on TSQC, visit


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South-Doyle, Joc Bruce face first test at Heritage

Upcoming Friday Games start at 7:30 p.m. Austin-East at Anderson County Bearden at Fulton Carter vs. Cocke County Central at Jefferson County Farragut at Oak Ridge Grace Academy at Kingston Gibbs vs. Grainger County Halls vs. Union County Hardin Valley Academy at Karns Knoxville Catholic at Coalfield Knoxville Webb at Baylor Powell vs. CAK South-Doyle at Heritage West: Open

In his sixth season as head coach at South-Doyle, Clark Duncan has the Cherokees poised to contend for a state title. Heritage has turned a lot of heads during the run up to the 2014 season, most notably a 13-6 win over defending Class 3A state champion Alcoa at the Blount County jamboree. In his third season, Tim Hammontree has mde the Mountaineers a real threat. The Aug. 29 game is the season opener for both teams, and there’s a lot of potential momentum riding on this one at Heritage. Last season: SouthDoyle (7-5), Heritage (1-9) Last meeting: SouthDoyle 26, Heritage 7 The offenses: The Cherokees, with a wealth of backfield horsepower, run largely out of the option. The Mountaineers oper-

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ate out of the spread and aren’t afraid to empty the backfield. The defenses: SouthDoyle employs the versatile 4-3 to slow opponents. Heritage, with depth at linebacker, goes with a 3-5 as its stop unit. The Breakdown: South-Doyle won last time, and the Cherokees return a big-time running game. Tennessee commitment Joc Bruce is the real deal. A 2,000-yard back last season, Bruce paced a backfield that taxed opponents for better than 4,000 yards in a second-round playoff run for the Cherokees.

The trio of QB Brody Rollins and backs Malik Lundy and Bruce can be lethal. There’s a buzz at Heritage this season. Fullback Orlando Bledsoe emerged as a player to watch in 2013. For 2014, the Mountaineers have added a passing game that’s really opened up the offense. Junior quarterback Dustin Richardson is unique. Including the win over the Tornadoes, Richardson has four touchdown throws of better than 30 yards during preseason. Devin Harris, Devin Gardner, Kahlil Abuhania, Hunter Terry and Riley Hill have proven reliable targets. Why this intrigues: If the Cherokees can control the game on the ground – and with Bruce, they’re certainly capable – it’s advantage South-Doyle.

There’s only so much time in a game, and if the Cherokees can control the ball and the clock, it’s easy math. But South-Doyle needs to score. Heritage can really throw the ball. The jamboree quarter with Alcoa was no fluke. Starters for both teams played to the horn. The passing game doesn’t need as much time to put points on the board. And there’s the hard-running Bledsoe to eat clock if Heritage gets the lead. It’s always interesting when a running team and one more so oriented around the passing game collide. The future Vol Bruce really spices this one up and could very well decide it. Stefan Cooper is the founder and editor of the Blount Press Row website and will be previewing a Knox County game for Shopper-News each week this season.

West tops Karns in season opener Stedman Love (#17) tries to get around Tommy Pridemore (#11).

Nathan Cottrell (#5) is brought down by a Karns defender. He left the game during the first quarter with asthma issues, but returned to gain 59 yards on five carries.

West QB Seth Marshall (#7) keeps the ball and finds the end zone for one of his three rushing touchdowns on the night. Marshall got two more TD through the air to lead his team to the win.

Umar Tate (#2) finds an opening for a 23 yard touchdown reception against Karns High School on Aug. 22. The Rebels won 39-0 and now have a bye week to prepare for Maryville. Photos by Justin Acuff

7-5 and a minor bowl bid Even if you know almost nothing about Tennessee football, it is time for predictions. As a longstanding realist, I say 7-5 and an invitation to a minor bowl would be progress. Anything more would be cause for celebration and raises all around. Anything less than 6-6 would be serious. The Volunteers cannot afford to get stuck in reverse and dump a bunch of bricks. We have excuses: Young team, tough schedule, inexperienced linemen. We have reasons to expect more than last year: Improved speed. Money, whatever it took for all the show-and-tell Butch Jones could think of as enhancements, from gray

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uniforms to inspirational speakers to stadium disc jockey. Travel allowance was essentially unlimited, enough to go anywhere as many times as the law allows. This combination, in the hands of sales professionals, produced significant recruiting success. Development is a reasonable next step for a secondseason coaching staff paid at a championship level. Culture change, account-

ability, internal leadership, faith in the future should pay preliminary dividends. I have heard the expectations of joyous optimists and their opposites, those who concede that Vanderbilt has passed Tennessee. Predictions range from 4-8 to 9-3. I have tallied a hundred or more. The average might be a break-even season. Confidence suffered a setback when CBS checked in. The network televises a game of the week from the SEC. That qualifies all staffers as insightful. Their opinion is Tennessee does not yet have it. Butch got one vote for coach of the year and Tennessee got one vote for fourth place in the SEC East, several for fifth

and one for sixth. The CBS all-SEC team does not mention Tennessee, not even A.J. Johnson, labeled an all-American by local enthusiasts. Gambling guru Danny Sheridan thankfully left the Vols off his list of 10 worst teams in the country but awarded “honorable mention.” USAToday/Coaches poll was not particularly comforting. Fifty-one teams received votes. Tennessee did not. SEC sports information directors said the Vols will finish 11th in the league. SEC media said 12th. Paul Finebaum, godfather of the new SEC Network, was alarming. He said fans should not concern themselves with the Oklahoma horror chamber. Of greater concern is the opener against Utah State.

Oh my. Forecasting is simple if you accept this vision: Utah State, Chattanooga, Arkansas State, Vanderbilt and Kentucky are need-to-be victories. Missouri, Florida and Ole Miss are possible upsets. Georgia and South Carolina are unlikely. Oklahoma and Alabama are more unlikely. A fan who said “eight is enough” is betting on nine. She picked the Vols to win the opener and move boldly past everybody except the Sooners, Crimson Tide and Gamecocks. One reaction to that forecast: “Nobody in touch with reality would pick this Tennessee team to win three SEC road games.” Several paid to predict have Georgia winning the SEC title. Great running backs do make a difference.

Mississippi has a very good quarterback and is listed among the most underrated teams in the country. The Vols project as seven-point underdogs in Oxford. The 6-6 consensus counts three non-conference victories and a strong November. That would mean an ugly six out of seven setbacks with only Chattanooga to break up the losing streak. Vol fans may learn to appreciate open dates. This is not part of predictions but the opener is critical. Utah State has a busy-body quarterback. I am not convinced Tennessee has learned to contain quarterbacks who run. I am not sure it can disrupt quarterbacks who throw. I am sure the Volunteers must win the first one. Must-must-must. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

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it be? I wish I were less anxious because I think anxiety and worry interfere with relationships and with getting things done.

What is your passion? I’m passionate about many things, but perhaps most passionate about hospice and palliative care for older persons in poor health or persons with serious or terminal medical conditions. I believe that we owe it to our loved ones to find out what their wishes are about their medical care as they near the end of their life, and allow them to die gently and comfortably, at home if possible, if that is their desire.

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

Cindy Pearman

Dr. Cindy Pearman took the entrepreneurial plunge this year by launching Pearman Senior Care, P.C., in April. She had been medical director at West Hills Health and Rehab Center for the previous year and medical director at Brakebill Nursing Home for 10 years before that, both through University Family Physicians, which she joined in 2000. Pearman didn’t set out to specialize in geriatrics. She did general family practice with UFP to begin with. But in summer 2003, she says, “I realized that I liked the nursing home a lot, and a lot of my colleagues didn’t like the nursing home a lot; they just kind of tolerated it.” She also liked that she was able to adjust her work schedule so that she could be at her home near the Northshore-Pellissippi area in the late afternoon when her three children returned from school. Now that her children are mostly grown, she felt that she could handle the rigors of running her own practice. She puts in a lot of long hours, but she’s found a way to relax and manage stress: cycling. “I always rode bikes growing up with scouts or by myself,” says Pearman, who grew up in Holston Hills and went to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville for undergrad and to Memphis for med school. “Riding bikes was the only sport or athletic-type thing I liked enough to do consistently and consider myself good at.” She and husband Brad, an ophthalmologist, enjoyed cycling together before the kids came along but got away from it as children’s activities took over family time. It was only when oldest daughter Sarah got into cycling in college that they returned to it. “It’s been great,” she says. “It’s a really good exercise for middle-aged people because it’s easy on your knees, and it’s a really great outlet for stress.” Cycling has helped her and her husband make new friends and make time for each other. “It gives Brad and me something to do together when our kids are all gone,” she says. “As long as our bodies hold up, we can still do this together.” Sit back and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Cindy Pearman.

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie? From “Love Actually,” when Harry says, “Invite him out for a drink and then after about 20 minutes casu-

My maternal grandmother, Rennie White Anderson. By the time I was 10 she had already had several strokes and was very feeble and confused. I know she was a brilliant woman who studied Latin, Greek, Hebrew, calculus and the Bible, and was an excellent cook and seamstress.

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

Cindy and Brad Pearman

ally drop into the conversation the fact that you’d like to marry him and have lots of sex and babies.”

What are you guilty of? Surfing the ’net late at night when I should be sleeping.

What is your favorite material possession? My husband and I own some undeveloped property outside of Townsend near the Foothills Parkway. It’s essentially old-growth forest, very special to us.

What are you reading currently? “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K.Rowling; “still – notes on a mid-faith crisis” by Lauren F. Winner; “Speaking of Dying – Recovering the Church’s Voice in the Face of Death” by Fred Craddock et al.

What was your most embarrassing moment? I “borrowed” one of my older brother’s shirts one morning in my senior year of high school, only to find out midmorning that there was a marijuana joint that he had left in the pocket. That was a very, very long day.

What are the top three things on your bucket list?

My husband, who has always been my biggest supporter. He convinces me that I’m capable of doing things that I think I can’t do.

I still can’t quite get the hang of … Riding a bike with cleats, which means snapping in and out of the pedals with special cleats on the bottom of your shoes. I constantly forget that I’m clipped-in and end up falling over going zero miles an hour. It’s very embarrassing.

What is the best present you ever received in a box? A classic Barbie outfit from 1964 called “Barbie in Japan” that my father picked out for me for Christmas as a child. It had an authentic red kimono and accessories. My father had spent time in Japan during WWII and the Korean War.

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? “You can never expect someone else to love you if you don’t accept and love yourself first.”

What is your social media of choice? Facebook.

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon? Mighty Mouse.

Visit Japan. Visit Scotland again. We went to Scotland with a tour group five years ago, but I’d like to go back and see things on my own schedule. See all three of my offspring become happy and independent adults.

Prejudiced and judgmental people. Also, this is silly, but people who address mail “Dr. and Mrs.”

What is one word others often use to describe you?

What is your greatest fear?

I guess “caring.” My patients and their families, hopefully, would tell you that I take the time to find out their needs and their concerns. The nurses I work with would tell you that hardly a day goes by that I don’t start crying about something. If I see someone else in pain, I feel it, whether it’s physical or emotional.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would

Pause to consider …

What irritates you?

Something happening to my husband or one of my kids. I can’t even talk about it.

If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be? Take a summer off work and backpack or cycle across Europe. It can be your neighbor, club leader, bridge partner, boss, teacher – anyone you think would be interesting to Shopper News readers. Email suggestions to Betsy Pickle, Include contact information if you can.

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THROUGH SATURDAY, SEPT. 5 Daily giveaway of 2 tickets to any performance at Clarence Brown Theatre. To enter: “like” the Clarence Brown Theatre Facebook page. Grand prize winner of 2 season subscriptions chosen Sept. 6.



Sunset Music Series presents Steve Kaufman, 7 p.m., Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center’s covered outdoor amphitheater, Townsend. Three-time National Guitar Champion. Admission: $5. Info: 4480044. Applebee’s Kickoff for a Cause tailgate party, 3 p.m.-1 a.m., Applebee’s, 2912 Knoxville Center Drive. Proceeds to benefit My Son Shines Fund to build new playground at Carter Park. Live band, bounce houses, dunk tank, raffle prizes, specialty cocktails, food and fun. Rivalry Friday Tailgate Party, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 640 Plaza, 4438 Western Ave. Alcoa vs. Maryville football game televised live on big screen, 7:30. Info: 329-8892, TTY: 711.

Cruise Night, 6-9 p.m., 6215 Riverview Crossing Drive in front of old Food Lion at Asheville Highway. All makes, models, years and clubs welcome. No charge. Door prizes. Vintage Fashion Show and Sale to benefit Goodwill Industries-Knoxville Inc., 6 p.m., Downtown Knoxville Hilton. Tickets: $40 each or $375 for a table of 10; must be ordered in advance. For tickets: 5888567. AAA Driver Improvement Course, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Knoxville AAA office, 100 W. 5th Ave. Cost: members, $30; nonmembers, $35. Preregistration required. Info/to register: Kate, 862-9254, or Stephanie, 8629252. Free movie and popcorn, 11:15 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 640 Plaza, 4438 Western Ave. Movie: “Now You See Me” with Morgan Freeman and Isla Fisher. Info: 329-8892, TTY: 711. Knoxville Writers’ Guild meeting, 7 p.m., Laurel Theater, corner of Laurel Avenue and 16th Street. Speaker: David Madden discussing his most recent booklength publication, a collection of stories titled “The Last Bizarre Tale.” Info:



The Bookaholics Book Group meeting, noon, Union Ave Books, 517 Union Ave. Discussion: “The Woman Upstairs” by Claire Messud. Info: 9512180.

Boomsday, Bluegrass and Barbecue celebration, 6 p.m., Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Ave. Dinner, 7:30. Tickets: $60 per adult; children under 12 are free. Info/advance tickets: or 522-8661. Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., The Island in Pigeon Forge. Proceeds benefit Smoky Mountain Service Dogs, a local charity that raises and trains service dogs for disabled veterans. Info: mountainjeepinvasion or www.smokymountainjeepclub. org. Bat Night, 8 p.m., Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave. Fee: members, $5; nonmembers, $8; children 5 and under, free. Preregistration required. Info/to register: 577-4717, ext. 110.



Cruise Night, 6-9 p.m., 6215 Riverview Crossing Drive in front of old Food Lion at Asheville Highway. All makes, models, years and clubs welcome. No charge. Door prizes. Auditions for all voice parts – Knoxville Choral Society, 6-8 p.m. Info/for scheduled appointment time:, 312-2440, Free movie and popcorn, 11:15 a.m., Humana Guidance Center, 640 Plaza, 4438 Western Ave. Movie: “Jack Reacher” with Tom Cruise. Info: 329-8892, TTY: 711.

“Stories in Every Jar,” free storytelling by members of the Smoky Mt. Storytellers, 3-5 p.m., Back Porch, 805 Parkway, Gatlinburg. Info: 429-1783 or www.

Accepting nominations for the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance 2014 Preservation Awards. Awards to be presented Thursday Nov. 6. Info/ nomination form:


MONDAY, SEPT. 1 Mighty Musical Monday featuring Jelani Eddington, noon, Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Info: 684-1200 or



UT Hospice Adult Grief Support Group meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info/reservation: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6277.

AARP Driver Safety class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Fort Sanders Senior Center, 1220 Main St., Sevierville. Info/to register: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964.

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 5 Opening reception for Art Market Gallery September featured artists: painter Victoria Simmons and jeweler Sissy Caldwell, 5:30-9 p.m., Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St. Info: 525-5265, www.artmarketgallery. net or

SATURDAY, SEPT. 6 Cades Cove tour with Bill Landry, 9 a.m., departing from the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Tickets: $50 per person; includes light snacks and a cold beverage. Reservations required: 448-8838. AAA Driver Improvement Course, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Maryville AAA Office, 715 W Lamar Alexander Parkway. Cost: members, $40; nonmembers, $50. Preregistration required. Info/to register: Kate, 862-9254, or Stephanie, 862-9252.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, SEPT. 8-9 AARP Driver Safety class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tellico Village Property Owners Association, 145 Awohli Drive, Loudon. Info/to register: Carolyn Rambo, 5849964. A ARP Driver Safety class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Seymour First Baptist Church, 11621 Chapman Highway, Seymour. Info/to register: Carolyn Rambo, 5849964.

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Silent Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call

II. Oath of Office, Lucinda Troyer, Town of Farragut Judge A. Mayor Ralph McGill B. Alderman Robert “Bob” Markli C. Alderman Ron Pinchok III. Organizational Business A. Election of Vice-Mayor

ADJOURN FOR BEER MEETING (See Beer Board Agenda) FBMA MEETING (Reconvened) I. II. III. IV.

Approval of Agenda Mayor’s Report Citizens Forum Approval of Minutes A. August 14, 2014 V. Ordinance A. Public Reading & Second Reading 1. Ordinance 14-10, on first reading, to rezone Parcel 59, Tax Map 152 and Parcels 001-034, Tax Map 153IB, located on the north side of Turkey Creek Road across from Anchor Park, approximately 28.4 acres, from R-4 Attached SingleFamily Residential District to R-1 Rural Single-Family Residential District and OSMR Open Space Mixed Residential Overlay VI. Business Items A. Approval of Resolution R-2014-07, Declaring Certain Town Property to be Surplus Property B. Approval of Branding Platform Statement by North Star VII. Town Administrator’s Report VIII. Town Attorney’s Report It is the policy of the Town of Farragut not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Public Law 93-112 and 101-336 in its hiring, employment practices and programs. To request accommodations due to disabilities, please call 865-9667057 in advance of the meeting.

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Farragut woman finds help close to home After years of lower back and leg pain, Imogene Ford of Farragut began to rethink her attitude about surgery. “I wanted to avoid surgery because I’ve had some bad experiences,” she said. But the pain in her back and legs was not getting better with medication, and in fact it grew worse as the years went on. “The pain was persistent,” Ford said. “I wore a (pain medication) patch, and I had taken hydrocodone. But it had gotten so it was difficult to walk, and I was just in constant pain.” So she began to think about surgery. Three different friends of hers recommended she see Dr. William Reid, a neurosurgeon at the Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. “I am just so glad my friends recommended I go see him,” she said. Ford first saw Dr. Reid in May 2014, and he diagnosed her problem as spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal column. It’s caused typically by the bones in the spine developing arthritis, bone spurs and spinal instability that narrow the passage through the middle of the spine. This, in turn, puts pressure on the spinal cord or the nerves extending out from it to the rest of the body. Dr. Reid recommended a procedure called minimally invasive

Dr. William Reid performs a procedure at the Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center.

lumbar fusion and laminectomy. “He told me it was a little risky and it was serious,” she said. “I would like to have avoided it, but I didn’t really have a choice if I wanted to walk.” During a laminectomy, the back portion (called the lamina) of one or more vertebrae is removed, re-

lieving the pressure on the nearby nerves. Often the remaining vertebrae must be stabilized by fusing them together with special implants to provide stability. While this is a major surgery, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center it can be done with minimally invasive techniques. This

Imogene Ford

Back and Leg Pain Neck and Arm Pain

Local hospital welcomes new neurosurgeon correct back, arm and leg pain,” said Dr. Brown. “We use minimally invasive techniques, making smaller incisions leading to a quicker recovery and shorter hospital stay.” Many of these procedures are done as out-patients. Part of Dr. Brown’s decision to practice medicine in Knoxville is that he knew Dr. Joel Norman from the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute. “We were in residency together, so much of our training was similar. It’s now easy for us to provide crossover care of our patients,” said Dr. Brown. “I also like Knoxville beDr. Barrett Brown cause there are so many outdoor activities here, like the spinal stenosis. lakes and hiking.” In addition The Center for Minimally to those hobbies, Dr. Brown Invasive Spine Surgery focuses enjoys SCUBA diving and aviaon the treatment of spinal dis- tion. orders using cutting edge technologies, including 3-D image For more information about guidance for precise placement the physicians at the Center for of spinal implants. Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery “Most of our surgeries on at Fort Sanders Regional, the spine are being done to call 865-541-2835.

NEW RELIEF Fort Sanders Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Back pain, leg pain, neck pain, arm pain… the root of the problem is often a pinched spinal nerve. The good news is that now Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center’s physicians use state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques to perform spine surgery. Compared with traditional open surgery, minimally invasive surgeries offer patients many advantages, including a smaller incision, less postoperative pain, faster recovery and improved outcome. Non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy and medication should always be tried first. If those don’t help, surgery may be the best option.

Fort Sanders Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Not every one is a candidate for minimally invasive approach to spine surgery. To learn more about minimally invasive spine surgery, please call 541-2835 or visit minimallyinvasive.

Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery 8300-1208

Dr. Barrett Brown, a neurosurgeon, has recently joined the Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and the practice of Tennessee Brain and Spine. Originally from Elkton, Ky., Dr. Brown attended the University of Kentucky School of Medicine in Lexington, where he completed a residency in neurosurgery. “Growing up, my parents had a small cattle farm,” Dr. Brown said. “We raised a few head of cattle and had a horse, so at first I wanted to be a veterinarian. But in college I shadowed physicians in a hospital, watched surgeries and became very interested in medicine instead.” Dr. Brown is joining Dr. William S. Reid and Dr. Joel E. Norman at Tennessee Brain and Spine. Their practice treats patients with a wide range of brain and spine disorders including brain tumors, epilepsy, stroke, herniated discs and

often means smaller incisions and less trauma to the surrounding tissue so that recovery times are quicker and complications are fewer for the patient. Ford had surgery July 3, 2014. She spent a total of three days at Fort Sanders. Even though it was a holiday weekend, she said the staff was very attentive. “I had a very good experience at Fort Sanders,” she said. “I had the very best of care around the clock, for a day and a half, in intensive care. The care was exceptional. “I just felt that they are top notch in their job, very professional, and you never had to ring for anybody. The RN checked me every four hours, and the LPN and CNA looked in on me so frequently. I cannot complain at all.” And best of all, Ford said the surgery has relieved her pain. “I have not had any back pain at all since surgery,” said Ford. “When I first got home for a couple of nights, I had pain in my legs, but I have never had pain in my back. “Dr. Reid advised me to begin simple exercises, and I have found a sit-down, mild yoga class at the YMCA,” she said. Ford said she would recommend Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Dr. Reid to anyone facing a back surgery. “This has changed my attitude about hospitals altogether!” she said, “And for all I’m concerned, I think Dr. Reid hung the moon.”

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