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September 17, 2012
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The Frank H. McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive at UT, and AIA-East Tennessee Society will host a celebration of National Archaeology and National Fossil Day from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. The event is for students, families and faculty, and will include identification of artifacts, hands-on events for children and the demonstration of archaeological field equipment. Researchers from UT’s Archaeological Research Lab and graduate students from UT’s Anthropology Department will present research and discuss archaeological field projects currently underway throughout the region.
Miracle Maker Jim Porter thinks of himself as just one spoke in the wheel at Powell High School and says that his role as graduation coach is a “jack of all trades.” But, the truth is good things are going on at Powell High. Jim tells us about a few of them.
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Erin and Robert Darby at the ‘Ayn Gharandal site in southern Jordan. The Darbys co-direct the archaeological site, where an ancient Roman bathhouse and military garrison have been excavated. Photo submitted
He is so comfortable as executive director of the Arnstein Jewish Community Center (AJCC) that it seems like Jeff Gubitz has been there forever. But the truth is that his career took a number of twists and turns before he settled on fulltime Jewish community work. Come meet Jeff Gubitz over a Coffee Break.
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Porcelain painter is West Hills regular Porcelain painter San Do teaches classes all over the world, but he feels right at home in the West Hills home of Ruth Widener. He has taught so many classes in Ruth’s studio that they’ve both lost count. During last week’s five-day class, students used San’s step-by-step technique to paint beautiful portraits on porcelain.
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Hot bath is cool find For excavating Darbys By Wendy Smith Erin and Robert Darby have spent much of the past four years working on a bathroom project. But it’s not a renovation. In fact, they like old bathrooms – really old bathrooms. To be accurate, Robert’s specialty is ancient Roman bathhouses, which are closer to spas than bathrooms. He and Erin co-direct an archaeological site called ’Ayn Gharandal in southern Jordan, which boasts one of the best-preserved bathhouses in the region, as well as an ancient military garrison. Robert thinks the site dates to around 300 A.D., when the eastern frontier of the Roman Empire was being reorganized. It’s located along an ancient trade route, and the location was likely chosen because of a nearby spring, or ’ayn.
The couple met in Jerusalem. Erin was doing research for her dissertation, and Robert was working with the American Schools of Oriental Research in Amman, Jordan. He applied for permission for the dig in 2008, but excavation didn’t begin until 2010. “Archaeology is not a fast process,” says Erin, an assistant professor with the Department of Religious Studies at UT. What they found 10 feet under the sand was an incredibly wellpreserved bathhouse. A latrine was built into an exterior wall and featured a long bench with room for several users above a trench that channeled runoff from the baths inside. “Their sense of privacy was totally different. They bathed and went to the bathroom together,” says Robert. Inside, there were three rooms, each warmer than the next. The
objective was to sweat, as well as get clean. The walls and floor were heated by pipes that came from a furnace. The warmest room even had a hot tub. “The only thing missing was Jacuzzi jets,” he says. The bathhouse wasn’t just a luxury. It was also a way for the Romans to control the trade route, says Erin. By diverting the little bit of available water, the soldiers could control the people and animals that passed by. While the bathhouse wasn’t as luxurious as those built in Rome, graffiti drawn by soldiers makes the site unique. A set of six intact pieces of pottery found together was a surprise, as was a painted inscription on an interior wall of the garrison. One of the challenges of managing a site located in such harsh conditions is documenting everything before the elements, and native inhabitants, destroy it. Looting is a constant problem because of nearby military personnel and Bedouins, who claim ownership of ‘Ayn Gharandal. A proposed canal
between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea would decimate the area. The Darbys plan to spend every other summer at the site. They didn’t mind staying in Knoxville this summer since they have their hands full with teaching, lectures and 20-month-old Madeleine. They hope to publish data next spring that they’ve collected over the past three years. Like archaeology, academia moves slowly, says Erin. The project has had benefits beyond academic research. Students from several universities have spent time at the site, and they get an up-close look at modern life in the Middle East. They spend days in the desert, but spend nights in the modern city of Aqaba. “They work with Bedouins, then they drive into Aqaba and there’s Quiznos,” says Robert. “There’s a tremendous amount of American influence.” To inquire about participation in the ’Ayn Gharandal project or schedule a speaking engagement, contact Robert at rdarby2@utk. edu or Erin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evening with the arts Pellissippi State kicks off performance series with gala By Sherri Gardner Howell well as raise some funds En Garde! Pellissippi State Community College brought a little swordplay, Chinese dragon and lion dancers, artistic photography and more to the forefront Sept. 7 at Backstage Pass. The gala evening was a way to highlight the upcoming arts season at the college, showcase students and departments as
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became a bus driver and eventually a supervisor and finally transportation superintendent. He was my mentor and later my assistant when I became manager. He was 40 years older than I was; he taught me patience and a great deal about organizational behavior and helped mold me into the man I am today.
I still can’t quite get the hang of … Algebra and statistics.
What is the best present you ever received in a box? When I was 16, my mother gave me my grandfather’s ring. After my grandmother died, he had her diamond set into a man’s ring, and he wore it for the 352 days he outlived her.
He is so comfortable as executive director of the Arnstein Jewish Community Center (AJCC) that it seems like Jeff Gubitz has been there forever. But the truth is that his career took a number of twists and turns before he settled on full-time Jewish community work. He came to Knoxville to work for Knoxville Transit Corp. in 1976 and eventually became manager. Other transportation opportunities took him to Austin, Texas, and Fort Wayne, Ind., but neither led to long-term positions. When he became executive director of the Fort Wayne Jewish Federation in 1998, he knew he had found his calling. Jeff returned to Knoxville in 2007. He and his wife, Charlene, have three grown children. Ron teaches at a charter school in New Orleans; Jennifer recently became an assistant rabbi in Wayland, Mass.; and Leslie is participating in the Teach for America program in St. Louis, Mo. Jeff is radiantly proud of all three. “I live vicariously through the accomplishments of my children, as does Charlene.” His career fulfills his desire to help sustain the Jewish faith and represent the Jewish community’s point of view in daily life and government. He also enjoys working with the kids who spend time at the AJCC through its preschool, summer camp and youth programs. During an AJCC swim meet, someone asked Jeff if he had a kid on the swim team. “They’re all my kids,” he said.
What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie? “Some days the magic works, and some days it doesn’t,” from “Little Big Man,” starring Chief Dan George and Dustin Hoffman.
What are you guilty of? Overeating. I love to eat and enjoy it.
What is your favorite material possession? My wedding ring. It is a plain 10 mm white gold band.
What are you reading currently? I just finished John Grisham’s “The Unpainted House.”
What was your most embarrassing moment? I was interviewed on WATE one early morning in 1978. Unbeknownst to me, the legs of my blue suit were covered
What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? “Don’t be afraid!” and Teddy Roosevelt’s motto: “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” That’s from his book “Strenuous Life.” It was her favorite. She had me type it when I received my first typewriter and she kept that on every bulletin board she had until she died.
What is your social media of choice? Facebook. in dog feces, a result of having walked our baby Scottish Terrier at 5 a.m. before leaving for the TV station.
What are the top three things on your bucket list? I want to go to China with my wife. I want to take my wife and spend three months visiting my old haunts in Europe, and visit places I couldn’t when they were under Russian rule. I would like to take two months to visit various cities in the U.S.
What is one word others often use to describe you? Resilient. When some economic downturns forced me into being underemployed, I did what I had to do to keep a roof over my family and food on the table. I worked two jobs and I kept pushing to get back on track and land a position that would satisfy not only my economic needs, but also my passions for communal work and education.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? To be even more patient than I am.
What is your passion? Social justice and the work I do for the Knoxville Jewish Alliance.
With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? I would relish the time with both my parents. My dad first, because he died in 1995. And after a bit, my mom, who died in 2010, should join us.
Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life? The late Joe P. McGinnis. Joe was my immediate supervisor at the old Knoxville Transit Corp. He started working as a street car operator in 1942 and later
What is the worst job you have ever had? I worked in an aluminum smelter during the summer of 1995. I sorted aluminum auto part scrap and fed a conveyor line that fed a huge electric furnace. I also worked on the molten aluminum line emptying the aluminum into large molds.
What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon and why? I always enjoyed the Roadrunner cartoons. Wile E. Coyote was always doomed to fail, but he kept pursuing that bird.
What irritates you? Drivers who do not signal their intentions.
What’s one place downtown that everyone should visit? I always enjoy the Market Square mall. When I worked for KTC and later was manager of K-Trans, I spent a lot of time downtown and on Market Square. I still enjoy going there now that it has been revitalized.
What is your greatest fear? I do not enjoy being up high. In fact, I hugged the wall on the Eiffel Tower and had to be led down by friends. Even the Eiffel Tower at King’s Island scared the dickens out of me. I looked down to the ground through a gap in the floor plates and I froze. I had to be led down from that, too.
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Linda Zollinger of Johnson City and Pat Maddux of Spring City use San Do’s step-by-step technique to paint portraits.
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Garden Club of America Gail Hendryx of the Garden Club of America (GCA), Carlton Long of the Knoxville Garden Club (KGC), Ijams Executive Director Paul James, KGC president Anna Ford, and Tempe Thompson of GCA show off a sign marking the new Arboretum Trail at Ijams. The trail, sponsored by KGC, features identification markers that will help visitors understand of the rich diversity of trees throughout the park. KGC helped establish the original Ijams Nature Park in 1965. Photo submitted
Porcelain painter San Do teaches classes all over the world, but he feels right at home in the West Hills home of Ruth Widener. He has taught so many classes in Ruth’s studio that they’ve both lost count. During last week’s five-day class, students used San’s step-bystep technique to paint beautiful portraits on porcelain.
He has an amazing story. He knew no English when he came to the U.S. to escape the Vietnam War at age 17. He learned by watching “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” “I love that man,” he says. While he came from a family of porcelain painters, he had no idea that his skill could translate into a career in the U.S. But when he en-
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Danny Busler works with San Do during a weeklong porcelain painting class held at the West Hills home of Ruth Widener. rolled in a ceramics class, his classmates were amazed at his abilities, and he was hired to paint tiles for a popular Ybor City, Fla., restaurant. He soon opened a studio and began teaching. His prestigious commissions include portraits of the King and Queen of Thailand. Ruth, who is 90, teaches classes three days a week at her in-home studio and invites three guest teachers each year. She has to book
San a year in advance, but he’s worth it. “He could teach anyone, even if they haven’t painted very much at all,” she says. San teaches classes all over Asia, but says there’s more talent in the U.S. “They don’t have to work as much. They have more time to paint, so they’re more dedicated.” For information on porcelain painting classes, call Ruth at 693-0865.
With design boards as a backdrop, Pellissippi State interior design student Jennifer Talley and Margaret Ann Jeffries, department head of Engineering and Media Technologies, showed off the work of the interior design students at the college. Photo submitted
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When nonscientific folk help with scientific research, it’s called citizen science. Those who participate accomplish two things, says Tiffany Beachy, Citizen Science Coordinator at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. They learn, and they collect a lot of data. Beachy spoke to the Sierra Club’s Harvey Broome Group last week. She explained how anyone can help Tiffany Beachy, Citizen Sciwith ongoing projects ence Coordinator at the Great at the institute, like Smoky Mountains Institute at salamander monitor- Tremont. Photos by Wendy Smith ing and phenology, which is the study of how plants and animals change with the seasons. Tremont also collaborates with the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory. So if you like to count critters, learn more at www.gsmit.org.
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government Thanks, guys! When Democratic legislative candidate Gloria Johnson files her next financial disclosure report, she might list the Republican controlled Knox County Election Commission as an “in kind donation” for “campaign publicity and exposure with high value.” Why? The closure of the Belle Morris voting precinct, in the heart of state House District 13, has been a political gift which keeps on giving. It has kept Johnson’s name before the public all summer and all without her spending a dime. Johnson’s name and photo appear in articles and on television. This has been going on since summer. Meanwhile, her Republican opponent, Gary Loe, has been as quiet as a church mouse. While Loe had nothing to do with the decision to close the voting site, he has not voiced a word in opposition to it either. The five members of the Knox County Election Commission are all politically appointed. In reality the Knox state legislators of both parties recommend the Democrats and Republicans to serve. Since the GOP controls the legislature they also control each of the county election commissions. Attorney Chris Heagerty serves as chair. Personally, I do not think the EC closed Belle Morris as a partisan gesture. In fact, Democrat Cassandra Stuart voted at first with the Republicans to close the precinct at the recommendation of Cliff Rodgers, administrator of elections. She has since learned from local Democrats that she needs to support keeping Belle Morris open as a voting site. However, it is clear the election staff and GOP commissioners never seriously considered the political consequences of their action. Had they done so, surely they would have postponed this controversial decision to 2013. They never considered that the Democratic party chair, Gloria Johnson, lived there and would make it a public issue, along with former County Commissioner Mark Harmon. Both know a good news story and how to work it. Even the Knox County Commission debated this. The Johnson-Loe contest is considered close. The seat is now held by Democrat Harry Tindell. As few as 500 votes out of 10,000 votes cast could separate the winner from the loser. Independent Nick Cazana is on the ballot, too.
The closure has surely stirred up a hornet’s nest. While few who live outside the former Belle Morris precinct may care about its closure, it has generated countywide attention. Belle Morris has always been a bellwether ward. It could go Democratic or Republican. This November, voter turnout will be high and voters normally accustomed to voting at Belle Morris may resent having to go elsewhere to vote. Not only has Johnson gotten free media, she has been seen as a champion of transparency for the Election Commission which meets inconveniently at 8 a.m. most times. The commission never met in the area to seek public input. And a recent public meeting resulted in heated personal words between commissioners and Harmon. Since the stated reason for closing Belle Morris was lack of access for the disabled, that has triggered articles on the disabled voting in Knoxville and once again Johnson is mentioned. The most recent story focused on highly popular and respected Appeals Judge Charles Susano and how he votes with his disability. Of course, there are other issues which the winner will actually vote on in Nashville such as taxes, schools, vouchers, parks, transportation and greenways not to mention local government mandates and health care. These issues have been sidetracked. Perhaps in the next four weeks leading up to early voting, they will surface – perhaps in a debate at Belle Morris School. If Johnson wins, a thank you note should go to the Election Commission. ■ Beth Harwell, Tennessee House Speaker, is in Knoxville Sept. 18-19 hosting fundraisers for Steve Hall and Gary Loe. ■ Bill Purcell, former Nashville mayor, speaks at the Baker Center 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24. The public is invited. ■ Mayor Rogero spent three days last week in Charleston, S. C., at the City Design Institute where she presented the Old City/Magnolia Warehouse District and sought advice on how to tackle it. The Institute paid her travel and lodging.
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Sherrill House faces overlay cut Like a sad old horse that nobody wants to ride, the Sherrill House stands in a field on Kingston Pike. It refuses to fall down and die, yet has little hope for better days ahead. Enter attorney Arthur Seymour Jr. at last week’s meeting of the Metropolitan Planning Commission, representing an Atlanta developer who wants to reduce the house’s historic overlay to allow commercial enroachment to within eight feet on the house’s east side. The MPC staff recommends denial, and Seymour had obtained a 30-day postponement in August. He sought a second postponement, but was rebuffed
by Dr. John McCook, representing the Seven Oaks homeowners association, and Margot Kline, representing the Council of West Knox County Homeowners. “We’re trying to save this house and our opposition is coming from Seven Oaks,” said Seymour. “This is not their first request to reduce the historic overlay,” said McCook. “This home was there prior to the Civil War,” said
Kline. “To remove the overlay except for eight feet will impact parking (for a future owner).” Seymour said his client cannot sell the house and is negotiating to give it away to a preservationist. But to afford this, the developer needs to maximize his profit on the adjacent land. The house was part of the 100 acre Sherrill farm which now is home to Academy Sports, Aldi and a residential development. McCook said residents of Seven Oaks are being burglarized by people who park in the development and walk on a path left by surveyors. Seymour promised to check into that, and he
walked away with another 30-day delay. ■ New members were welcomed to MPC: the Rev. Charles F. Lomax Jr., Janice Tocher, architect Len Johnson and builder Herbert Anders. ■ Leaving MPC are Robert Anders, Ursula Bailey, Stan Johnson and Robert “Mose” Lobetti. ■ Linda Haney will discuss her experiences at the Democratic National Convention at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Bearden Branch library. Info: 6373293.
Devaney visits Bearden By Anne Hart Longtime party activist Ruthie Kuhlman is president of West Knox Republican Club, replacing Gary Loe, a candidate for the state House in District 13. Loe had resigned the position, saying that he is working to represent all residents of the 13th District and feels it is inappropriate for him to remain as chair of a purely partisan organization. Loe’s opponents in the general election are Gloria Johnson, chair of the Knox County Democratic Party, and independent Nick Cazana. State GOP chair Chris Devaney said the major goals of the state party this year are to re-elect U.S. Sen. Bob Corker and U.S.
Rep. John Duncan, to add two Republican members to the state House and two Republican members to the state Senate “to provide a walkout-proof quorum,” and to elect Mitt Romney president. Devaney said the Democratic Party on the state level “is supporting Gloria Johnson as a last stand, but we all know we can’t elect people like Barack Obama and Gloria Johnson. We need Gary Loe in Nashville.” Loe recently received the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business, based on his positions and record on small business issues. Loe called the endorsement critical to his campaign. “Small business
West Knox Republican Club president Ruthie Kuhlman, at left, with state GOP chair Chris Devaney and State Executive Committee member Sally Absher. Photo by A. Hart owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB has pledged it will activate its grassroots network on behalf of my campaign.” Upcoming Loe events: ■ Wednesday at noon, Jim Haslam and House Speaker Beth Harwell will sponsor a
Briggs brings back billboard ban On Monday, Sept. 24, County Commissioner Richard Briggs will be bringing a billboard ban back to his colleagues. It’s no secret that Briggs doesn’t care for billboards, especially the ones with blinky lights that stand close to neighborhoods. He started working to regulate them almost as soon as he took office in 2008, and wanted to ban any new billboards in order to bring the county in step with the city, which enacted a moratorium in 2001. He said he has had many constituent requests for the measure. “In 2008, I had a resolution for a moratorium on permits for new billboards,” he said. “It was a ban on conversion of existing billboards to digital billboards. I think there are six (of the digital bill-
boards) in Knox County.” Four years later, he doesn’t stint on colorful language to describe his feelings about billboards. “There’s that big one along the interstate at Crossville. You can see it flashing three miles away. Can you imagine living anywhere near that? I personally find digital billboards the most obnoxious,” he said. “We already have so many billboards close to neighborhoods and they project so much light, for such a distance. They produce a kaleidoscope of lights flashing across your
backyard. Orange, purple, red – imagine what it’s like to have those lights flashing in your bedroom window all night long.” But that’s not the only problem that bothers Dr. Briggs. Safety is as big an issue as aesthetics, he said. EMCs and digital billboards are distracting to passing motorists. “I think we have enough driving distractions already with cellphones, etc.,” he said. So on Sept. 24, Briggs will bring another ban to his commission colleagues. This one will be more comprehensive, and he plans to do it in three separate measures: one to ban all new billboards in Knox County; another to prohibit conversions of traditional billboards to digital billboards;
fundraiser luncheon at Club LeConte. Cost is $100 per couple, $250 to host and $500 to sponsor. ■ Tuesday, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m., Howard and Kenny Phillips will host a fundraiser for Loe and other GOP candidates at Powell Auction on Pleasant Ridge Road. There is no charge. ■ From 5-7:30 that day, a $100 per couple fundraiser at The Orangery. The Brad Walker Orchestra will play.
the other to ban all electronic message centers (EMCs). Last February, the Metropolitan Planning Commission presented a billboard ban to County Commission that would prohibit new outdoor advertising not attached to buildings and grandfather in existing billboards. County Commission was preparing to enter a difficult round of budget hearings and voted to defer the MPC proposal. Briggs is concerned that there might be some procedural difficulties reconciling his proposal with the MPC plan. “I wish they would just withdraw their plan,” he said. Expect to see billboard companies in full force to keep their industry alive and moving toward digital technology. And be prepared for a long day at County Commission.
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ood friend Carl, impressed by the possibilities of Tennessee playmakers, said wouldnâ€™t it have been something if Daâ€™Rick had been a boy scout and Janzen Jackson had run away from trouble. Sad that two all-Americans were wasted. Oh, the things that might have been. Rearranging history is a splendid idea. Letâ€™s waste four minutes playing â€œwhat if?â€? What if Justin Hunter and Tyler Bray had not been injured last season? Indeed, they and Jackson might have saved a game or three. Last year would not have been this year but the hole would not have been quite so deep. You can take â€œwhat if?â€? and â€œmight have beenâ€? anywhere you want to go, all the way back to the second beginning. What if Captain Robert Reese Neyland, 33, too tall in the spring of 1925 for his little grey desk at the U.S. Military Academy, had remained on duty and surrendered his idea of applying military tactics to football? What if he had been less logical in seeking employment? He had heard about comparable openings. He studied a map and concluded that Iowa was probably surrounded by corn and cows. There might be people scattered around East Tennessee. He had seen some Volunteer hillbillies two years earlier. They came to West Point. They brought their own barrel of home-grown apples as snacks. They lost, 41-0. Neyland suspected Tennessee had no way to go but up. What would have happened if Bowden Wyatt had mothballed the single-wing, installed the T formation and successfully recruited quarterbacks Steve Spurrier from Johnson City and Steve Sloan from Cleveland? A historic crossroads ran through a smoke-filled room, early December 1963 athletic board meeting. What if Murray Warmath advocates had won that latenight debate and Bob Woodruff had been discarded? Who else knew Arkansas assistant Doug Dickey had great leadership potential? What if Tom Fisher, 1965
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CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton Realizing that their father was dead, Josephâ€™s brothers said, â€œWhat if Joseph still bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for the wrong that we did to him?â€? So they approached Joseph, saying, â€œYour father gave this instruction before he died, â€˜Say to Joseph: I beg you forgive the crime of your brothers and the wrong they did in harming you.â€™ Now therefore please forgive the crime of the servants of the God of your father.â€? Joseph wept when they spoke to him. (Genesis 50: 15-17 NRSV)
Chuck Webb, injured during the 1990 Pacific game, is one of UT footballâ€™s great â€œwhat might have beens.â€?
linebacker with awesome skills, had not died in an auto accident on his way back to campus from spring break? More than once, the other linebacker, Frank Emanuel, said Fisher had more ability. Emanuel is in the College Football Hall of Fame. What if Dickey had stayed longer? What if a better supporting cast had surrounded Stanley Morgan? He might have won the 1976 Heisman Trophy. He was the focal point out of necessity. He holds the UT record for career all-purpose yards. What might have happened if Chuck Webb, 5-10 and 195, had retained two good legs? Webb had power, quickness, balance, speed and could see things before they happened. He had a good game against Ole Miss, 294 yards rushing. He played pretty well, 250
We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
yards, against Arkansas in the 1990 Cotton Bowl. What if John Majors had remained healthy and reasonably happy? What if he had taken off all of 1992, regained full strength and coached another eight or 10 years at Tennessee? Would Phillip Fulmer have made it to the Hall of Fame from another direction? Without Fulmer and David Cutcliffe, where would Peyton Manning have gone? Ouch. What if Lane Kiffin was still in town? No, no, donâ€™t go there. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is email@example.com.
â€œI donâ€™t think much in terms of forgiveness,â€? my friend said. I was stunned. I had been the one asking for the forgiveness and doing so in earnest. To have it brushed aside was a shock. To have it, in essence, refused was unimaginable to me. How does the world go on if we donâ€™t ask and receive (as well as be asked for and grant) forgiveness? There is a humility required to ask for forgiveness. One has to be prepared to say, â€œI was wrong. I should not have said [or done or allowed or thought] that.â€? The concept of forgiveness runs throughout the Prophets and the Gospels and Epistles.
I wondered, though, where in the Bible the concept first appeared. Turns out, we get all the way to the last chapter of Genesis before the word â€œforgiveâ€? appears. The scene features Joseph, now prime minister of Egypt, and his miserable brothers who sold him into slavery because of their jealousy. Their father Jacob is dead, and the brothers realize that now there is no one standing between them and their powerful brother, who surely must hold a monumental grudge for the way they planned first to murder him and then settled for selling him to some passing Egyptians and lying to their father about it. It is here that the broth-
ers tell Joseph that Jacob had sent word before his death that he (Joseph) should forgive his brothers the wrongs they committed against him. We are left in the dark, just as Joseph is, as to the truthfulness of this claim. The Bible does not record that Jacob actually said such a thing. But Joseph is a better man than his brothers, and declines to be their judge and jury. â€œDonâ€™t be afraid,â€? he reassures them. â€œAm I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.â€? The â€œtake-away lessonsâ€? from this story are several: Sometimes scoundrels get away with it. Forgiveness is a healthy thing. God is God and we are not. The other thing I canâ€™t help noticing is that God can take a horrible situation and redeem it. When humans mess up Godâ€™s plans, Godâ€™s order, God can find a way to turn it to good. God did it then, and God now works at it every day.
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Meet Concord historian Mac Abel MALCOLM’S CORNER | Malcolm Shell The village of Concord never considered it an advantage to be incorporated, although an attempt was made in the early 20th century and it has never had an official governing body. The closest thing to a mayor it ever had was G.M. “Mac” Abel. If an incorporated Concord were to hold elections today, Mac would win by a landslide. I grew up down the street and around the curve from the Abel family, and as a teenager I knew who occupied the stately old twostory home on top of the hill. I also knew who Mac and Frances were when we had community gatherings, but the age difference never gave me an opportunity to get to know them. ■
As a student at UT, I often saw Mac at the main library where he served for a number of years as head of library systems. We never talked much; we just acknowledged each other in passing indicating a common recognition that we were once neighbors. Mac is a UT graduate and received his graduate degree from the University of Chicago in library science. He was a naval officer during World War II and was on his way to the Pacific Theater when the war ended. He says he was prepared to perform his duty but admits he was also glad when his ship turned around and headed back to port. Mac was a longtime member of the Farragut Folklife Museum committee and
Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will begin a new series of DivorceCare meetings 6:30-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the church library. Info: 690-1060 or wwwbeaverridgeumc.org. Concord UMC’s Caregiver Support Group, affiliated with Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc., meets 10-11:30 a.m. each first Tuesday in Room 226 at the church, 11020 Roane Drive. Anyone who gives care to an elderly individual is invited. Refreshments will be served. Info: 675-2835. Catholic Charities offers counseling for those with emotional issues who may not be physically able to come to the office for therapy. Licensed professionals are available over the phone, and the first session is free. Subsequent sessions are provided on an income-based sliding scale. Non-emergency calls to 1-877-790-6369. Info: www.ccetn.org. Bookwalter United Methodist Church is offering One Harvest Food Ministries to the community. One Harvest is a
resigned his membership when his wife, Frances, took over as gift shop manager. During one of our meetings it was pointed out that the committee’s mission was to preserve the heritage of our town through oral interviews and written documents. Someone noted that we did not have a collected history of the town. As I was leaving the meeting, I spoke to Mac, who was waiting for Frances in another room, about such a history. He said, “We need one.” I agreed to take on the task if he would assist me in my efforts. During the next several months, I conversed with Mac numerous times on topics relating to the history of the Concord/Farragut area,
nonprofit, nondenominational, faith-based organization committed to helping families with an affordable meal solution which provides high-quality food choices. Info and menu: http://bookwalter-umc.org/oneharvest/index.html or 689-3349, 9 a.m.-noon. weekdays. Beaver Ridge UMC will distribute free food to needy families in the Karns community 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Info: 690-1060 or www.beaverridgeumc.com. ■
City View Baptist Church will host homecoming Sept. 23. Church pastor Luckey Steele will speak, followed by a noon lunch and singing. Info: 522-2364 or www. cityview-knox.org/. Glenwood Baptist Church, 7212 Central Avenue Pike, will hold homecoming services 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23. The Rev. Mike Thompson, pastor of Second Baptist Church of Clinton and Glenwood’s former youth pastor, will speak. Lunch will follow. All are invited. Info: 938-2611.
and without his counsel the task would have been much more difficult. Mac is a virtual encyclopedia on facts relating to the history of Concord/ Farragut, and from my point of view he is the local town historian. I often get inquiries from our citizens regarding some specific historic occurrence in our area, and without exception, I always refer them to Mac. We also serve together on the board of directors of Historic Pleasant Forest Cemetery, and one of Mac’s favorite pastimes is to lecture school children who visit the cemetery on field trips. He knows most of the families interred there, specifically those who were Revolutionary War soldiers and those who were first settlers to our area. Mac is also the author of a book, “Concord: Where Time Stood Still.” It is an interesting account of the various historic houses in the village, the approximate time they were built and their different occupants over the years.
Each house is illustrated in pen and ink drawings by Frances. The book is available in the museum gift shop and is one of our best sellers. Several decades ago, Mac and Frances took on the task of having the village placed on the National Register of Historic Places. After many hours of research, compiling documents and complying with agency requirements, data was submitted to the Tennessee Historical Society for approval and sent on to the National Historic Society. Final approval was received Oct. 27, 1987. Mac still lives in the stately old home on Olive Road along with his granddaughter, Sarah Russell Mathis, and her husband, Jackie. At 92, he still mows his yard on his riding tractor and his granddaughter does the trimming. He recently purchased a flock of sheep to keep the adjoining acreage looking neat. Mac says they do a good job, and it sure beats mowing.
Mac Abel at the Farragut Folklife Museum Photo by T. Edwards Mac is still active in his church, Concord Presbyterian, and still serves as a docent at the museum. He is the one person I look forward to conversing with during museum events and when we occasionally serve together as docents. I always walk away from our conversations with a better understanding of the events that impacted our community in both a positive and negative way.
Battle to end polio almost over By Anne Hart Twenty-seven years ago, Rotary International picked up the fight against polio from the March of Dimes, the organization that had been battling the disease since 1938. Rotary’s goal: to completely eliminate the scourge of polio from the planet. Today, victory is within sight. West Knox Rotarians learned recently that when the organization first began its battle, there were 300,000 new cases of polio annually worldwide. Last year, there were 650 cases in 16 countries. So far this year, there have been only 134 new cases in five countries.
Brenda Thornburgh, a resident of Oak Ridge and Rotary’s District 6780 PolioPlus chair for 2012-2013, recently returned from a Rotary-sponsored trip to
India, where she took part in a government-sponsored nationwide two-day immunization program. A total of 176 million people received polio shots during those two days. Thornburgh said the lack of sanitary conditions in India necessitates children being immunized four to six times each against polio. Rotary has had a dramatic impact in India, Thornburgh said. In addition to polio immunizations, the organization funds schools, clinics, blood banks and other opportunities for generalized health care. Thornburgh believes the world will finally be completely polio-free in three to five years.
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I now have the advantage of going just a little bit further. Art therapist turned guitarist Rachel Ryan invites Asher Ward and Caroline Priban to try strumming the strings.
Day care program respite for caregivers
Raymond Haynes, a participant in the CADES program, claps along in time with the music.
By Suzanne Foree Neal When you hear â€œday care,â€? people usually think of tiny tots too young for school. As our population ages, thereâ€™s need for day care of another kind. Concord United Methodist Church is filling a need with its Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services. The program is open to adults who arenâ€™t able to be alone in their homes all day and need a little supervision. The program operates 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Church affiliation isnâ€™t required. Participants must commit to a minimum of two days a week. Thereâ€™s lunch, snacks and a variety of activities to fill the day. Activities are intended to keep the mind sharp. Diane Wright and Judy Warner started the program. They found there was a need among parishioners but the only adult day care programs were in Oak Ridge or downtown Knoxville. It took two years of research to design the program and some of those families in need saw their loved ones pass on before the program launched. â€œWe had three people when we started,â€? says Wright. â€œNow weâ€™ve served people from 152 families and sometimes have 15 a day.â€? Most of the participants have memory issues like Alzheimerâ€™s, strokes, Parkinsonâ€™s or mobility issues. Wright says itâ€™s important they get social interaction. â€œThey come to us to fill their days with life and we keep them busy,â€? she says.
Program assistant Betty Watt sits with participant Don Maddox as they sing favorite songs. â€œWe want them to feel good about who they are and give caregivers support. There are people in our program with minds more intact than mine, but theyâ€™re lonely.â€? The program received a community grant from the town of Farragut for $2,000. CADES is only about 75 percent funded by participant fees, Wright explains. The church provides the facility, utilities, custodial staff and accounting, and thereâ€™s a volunteer board of directors. When it started, the program used two rooms. Now it fills a whole hallway. There are two fundraisers a year. The next one is Nov. 11. Bill Landry from WBIRâ€™s â€œHeartland Seriesâ€? will tell stories with music provided by the Mount LeConte Jug Band. Wright says there also will be â€œmountain typeâ€? desserts. Whether physical or cognitive disability, activities address therapeutic goals. Wright relies on lots of volun-
teers and program assistants. Thereâ€™s always a need for people to come in and do special programs. Dot Dienner is the most famous of the attendees. When Wright points out that sheâ€™s 98 years old, Dienner just shrugs her shoulders. â€œIâ€™m not that old,â€? Lillian Ward chimes in. Huldah Gerard says what she likes most about the program is the caregivers. â€œThey are very kind and take care of you,â€? she says. Dorothy Conley agrees and enjoys staying busy. For Don Maddox and Lorraine Hanschke, itâ€™s the music. The group really likes to sing whether itâ€™s adult songs or ones for children. Pre-school teachers often bring their young charges to visit and sing. Wendy Schneider brought her 2-year-olds, and one song that transcended age groups was â€œItsy, Bitsy Spiderâ€? â€“ complete with all the hand movements. Info: Diane Wright, 6752835.
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Ron Clark to speak about education Reach Them to Teach Them, a nonprofit organization which provides inspirational seminars to area educators, will host “America’s Educator” Ron Clark at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Tennessee Theatre. Members of the community can sponsor a teacher’s admission to the event with a $20 donation through the “Tag it for a Teacher” campaign. The name of the sponsor will
appear on the teacher’s seat at the event. Donors who sponsor 10 or more teachers will be recognized at a special dinner prior to the event and also during the event. In 2000, Ron Clark was named Disney’s “American Teacher of the Year.” His teaching experiences are the subject of the film “The Ron Clark Story” starring Matthew Perry. Info: reachthem2teachthem.org. Members of the University of Tennessee’s track team played basketball and climbed on the jungle gym with students during Rocky Hill Elementary School’s Rampage and Fun Run. Pictured are: (front) 4th grader Caroline Cazana, 1st grader Lewis Brooke; (back) 4th graders Owen Brooke and Blakely Shuler; UT track team members Charity Honeycutt, Amirah Johnson and Kianna Ruff; 4th grader Kailey Jackson; and UT Track members Ty-Vonna Johnson and Kelsey Kane.
SCHOOL NOTES Bearden Middle School ■ Flu Mist Clinic, Thursday, Sept. 20 with signed permission slip. ■ First PTA meeting of the year, 8:15-9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the BMS choir room.
Bearden High School ■ FBLA will meet Tuesday, Sept. 18. ■ Homecoming dance will be held 9:30-11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28. Tickets are $10 and will be sold Monday through Friday, Sept. 24-28.
Greenway School ■ Visitors’ open house will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7.
Rocky Hill Elementary ■ Flu Mist, Thursday, Sept. 20.
Sequoyah Elementary ■ Coupon book celebration, Friday, Sept. 28. ■ PTA will meet 10:4511:45 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the library. All parents are encouraged to attend.
West Hills Elementary ■ Box Tops for Education from General Mills’ products and Labels for Education from Campbell’s products are being collected to purchase supplies for the school. Labels can be dropped off in the silver collection box at the front of the school or can be mailed to: West Hills Elementary School, 409 Vanosdale Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909. Info: email Jill Schmudde at firstname.lastname@example.org.
■ Volunteers are needed for the library. No experience neccessary. Morning and afternoon shifts available. Info: Angela Acker, 206-5333 or email fiveackers@ gmail.com.
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■ Family movie night is Friday, Sept. 28, with a viewing of “The Lorax.” ■ Flu mist Thursday, Sept. 19.
REUNIONS ■ Carter High Class of 1957, 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Chop House at Exit 407 off I-40. Info: Peggy Wilson, 933-2608, or Sue Walker, 933-3077. ■ Gibbs High Class of 1977, Oct. 27. Info: gibbsclassof1977@ gmail.com, 688-4727 or 922-3060.
One of the youngest participants of Rocky Hill’s Fun Run was 3 1/2-year-old Manning Coleman, who came to support his sister’s school. He’s shown here climbing the jungle gym and talking to UT track members Ty-Vonna Johnson and Amirah Johnson. Photos by S. Barrett
■ Gibbs High Class of 1992, Saturday Sept. 22, at The Crown and Goose. Cost is $32.50. RSVP to Stephen Kennedy, 708-372-0927 or skennedy40@yahoo. com.
SPORTS NOTES ■ Baseball tournaments at Halls Community Park, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23; and Sept. 29-30. Open to all. T-ball, 6u coach pitch and 8u-14u. Info: 992-5504 or email@example.com. ■ Players needed, 3rd and 5th grade girls, for competitive AAU basketball team Lady Trotters. Info: Will, 7487332. ■ Senior night for Bearden Volleyball is Monday, Sept. 17. This is also the next to last home game. The Bulldogs will play Oak Ridge. Students will receive free popcorn and bottled water with game admission.
Five-time U.S. Olympian and two-time gold medalist Jearl Clark and U.S. Olympian and gold medalist Davis Tarwater hung out with Rocky Hill students before the Rampage and Fun Run. When asked what her favorite location to participate in the Olympics had been, Clark said Atlanta because “It’s on home turf.” Pictured with Clark and Tarwater is Rocky Hill 4th grader Andrew Wilson.
Rocky Hill Elementary School 3rd graders Sarah Noe, Sophie Shymlock and Claire Whitehead have a quick snack before participating in the school’s first ever Rampage and Fun Run. According to PTO member Heather White Winters, the event not only marked this year’s first PTO meeting, but also raised awareness of physical fitness and helped build community ties around the school.
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Help victims of violence The YWCA is recruiting volunteers for “Enough!” It’s a group of citizens who support the YWCA’s efforts to serve victims and end violence. Volunteers’ responsibili-
ties will include answering phones, observing court proceedings and helping victims understand their rights. Applications should be filled out before Oct. 19. Volunteers will need to pass a mandatory screening, attend trainings and volunteer a minimum of 12 hours per month. Info: Chelsea Caraco, 523-6126 or ccaraco@ ywcaknox.com.
AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS For registration info about this and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. ■ Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 1920, at the O’Connor Senior Center, 911 Winona St.
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Shopper-News Presents Miracle Makers
One spoke in the wheel Porter says staff makes the difference at Powell High
By Jake Mabe
im Porter makes it clear quickly. He’s just one spoke in the wheel at Powell High School. His job, he says, depends on others – teachers, guidance counselors, staff members, principal Ken Dunlap. Porter says the graduation coach at Powell High is “a jack of all trades” and he calls it a work in progress. Porter began the role last school year by teaching two recovery credit classes and meeting with students with academic difficulties during the other two class periods. This year, he’s teaching three classes. He works with sophomores, juniors and seniors at the beginning of the school year and starts working with freshmen after their first semester. “We start as early as we can, identifying students who might need (extra help). Teachers refer students to me and we ask, ‘is this student on track to graduate and, if not, what do we need to do to get them on track?’ And we’ve had some great finds, students who might have fallen through the cracks otherwise. “Getting them here? That’s over half the battle right there. If they’re not here, we can’t teach them. Our goal is to get them to that diploma. And we’d love to give it to them here at Powell High School, or if that means them going to the (Kelley Academy) or to the adult high school. As long as we can keep them thinking about the high school diploma, that’s what I’m after.” Online courses are sometimes used in the recovery credit classes. They are self-paced programs that include courses required for graduation. “Last spring, we had a student who had two weeks until deadline for graduation who still hadn’t taken English IV. Working day and night (online), the student got it done. That student was very much an exception, an above average student to begin with. But, students can take the online classes and work on them at home and in school in recovery credit classes. We also had one student who gained three credits on top of the classes they were taking, so they walked out of the semester with 11 credits instead of eight.” Something is working. This year, Powell was the only high school in Knox County to be named a Rewards School by Gov. Bill Haslam for being among the top five percent of schools in the state in annual growth. Porter again gives credit to the entire school staff, saying students receive help from all of them.
Longtime Powell High School drafting teacher Jim Porter is the school’s graduation coach. Photo by Jake Mabe
“(Powell) is the only school I’ve ever taught at. It’s evolved in different ways, but people (always) embrace not only our traditions but the camaraderie of the school. We’re not afraid to share ideas and help each other out.” Porter says he visits a lot of classrooms during the course of his day. “One of Mr. Dunlap’s famous phrases is ‘Go teach like your hair is on fi re.’ Every time I go into a classroom, these teachers are teaching. They care about the students and they care about the fact that we’re trying to get them to graduation. But, with that big goal in mind, they’re also trying to get them to learn. It’s not just about earning a credit, it’s also about learning (the subject).”
Porter says teaching has never and will never be just an eight-hour job. “You do carry it with you. Teachers bring papers home to grade after they’ve had family time. And you go to bed thinking about it and you wake up thinking about it.” Joking that he’s willing to steal any good idea, Porter says the school might implement something similar to Carter High School’s Hornet Watch, which tracks the potential graduation rate of each class based on the number of credits each student has earned plus real-time data. “Carter used it to identify the most at-risk kids in each grade level. It’s just a tool to help us identify where we stand.” Saying, “We try to build the kids up,” Porter adds that the school also
holds drawings for students with perfect attendance, for example, and gives them various donations from local businesses. He says if he knew nearly 30 years ago what he knows now, he would have become a guidance counselor. “There are times when you don’t succeed. But there are great times when you see a student that just blossoms, just comes alive, even if it’s at the last minute, and they make it happen and get through high school. More likely than not, they continue on with their education.” And, with that, Jim Porter tries to duck getting his picture taken, says he doesn’t want to be singled out and repeats for the 100th time that he’s but one member of a great staff at Powell High School.
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See up close and talk to the owners of more than 75 years of the finest British cars. Downtown Greenville, Depot St. West, will be closed to vehicle traffic to permit the display, judging and public viewing of more than 40 award-winning classic British cars. Harper Jaguar will be bringing two of the stunning 2013 Jaguars for viewing and scheduled test drives. The official hotel is the beautiful and historic General Morgan Inn.
September 22, 2012 Depot St. West, Greenville, TN • 9am - 3pm FREE ADMISSION SION
All donations beneﬁt the American Cancer Society The Smoky Mtn. Jaguar Club has pledged all the net proceeds for this event to the American Cancer Society. To date, the SMJC has raised over $25,000 for the ACS in porevious concors.
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While working in commercial real estate I watched and anticipated the growth of the area and what is now the Northshore Town Center. I saw a need for this type of business in a rapidly progressing part of town and decided to go for it.
What do you love about your community?
West Knoxville is a progressive yet laid back area. It has a great vibe, and the growth potential provides an opportunity for new businesses to flourish. Our customers are polite, respectful and excited about the new offerings of the Town Center.
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I am fortunate to be able to meet new people every day. It’s great to have the opportunity to interact with customMeet Brett Richardson, owner of Admiral Wine and ers and help them with selections or get feedback on new Spirits, located in the new Northshore Town Center. The or existing products. Our free tastings are another great store just celebrated a one-year anniversary in August, and way to get in touch with customers and test new products, as we often taste specialty or seasonal products like Richardson says he enjoys serving West Knoxville. “We strive to provide a large selection, with competitive Skinny Girl Cocktails or new liqueurs. prices, in a convenient area. Our staff has more than 44 If you would like to be a featured business person in Shopper Network, email shannon@ShopperNewsNow.com. years of combined experience, and we love handpicking wines,” Richardson said. So, take a moment to get to know Brett Richardson and add him to your Shopper Network.
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Brett Richardson of Admiral Wine and Spirits Photo by S. Carey
News from Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC)
Saying goodbye By Alvin Nance
Leslie and Ken Parent, Laura Palenkas and Emily Harper visit at G & G Interiors in Cherokee Plaza, 5508 Kingston Pike.
At KCDC’s August board meeting, we said goodbye to an extraordinary woman, Juanita Cannon. She served on the KCDC board of commissioners for 18 years, and I am thankful for her dedication to KCDC. Cannon was appointed to the board by Mayor Victor Ashe. KCDC had many significant achievements while she served on our
board. She lists the largescale Mechanicsville public housing and neighborhood revitalization project and overseeing the bidding process for the revitalization of downtown Knoxville and Gay Street as two of her proudest achievements. A retired school teacher with more than 40 years of experience in Knox County Schools, Cannon takes great pride in her accom-
plished former students. She enjoyed pointing them out when they came before the board for awards or community presentations. Cannon said she would miss the fellowship on the board, as well as the passion each board member has for providing quality affordable housing to the city of Knoxville and Knox County. We are a very close board, and Juanita Cannon will be sorely missed. I am honored to have crossed her path.
The District welcomes new members
First Friday at The District
Helen Harb, Daniel Headrick, Jeff Ivey, Brad Cullen and Mary Morris view art at Plum Gallery, located at 5609 Kingston Pike. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com
Debbie Black and Betty Copeland demonstrate how to wear an Aztec print scarf by Tolani at Sole in the City, 5508 Kingston Pike, Suite 120. Their First Friday event included serving sandwiches. They also showed ways to wear fall’s new shoes, boots and tights.
Jay and artist Marga McBride, Eric Sublett and owner Rick Bennett enjoy food and refreshments at Bennett Galleries’ reception during First Friday. Eric’s father is watercolor artist Carl Sublett who has many paintings displayed at Bennett Galleries located at 5308 Kingston Pike.
The District in Bearden recently welcomed new members Amanda Maddox Salon, The Casual Pint, Gavino’s Pizzeria and Surin of Thailand. Also joining The District as a partner is Fifth Third Bank.
The District in Bearden is a collaboration of locally owned, upscale specialty shops and restaurants located between Sequoyah Hills and Northshore Drive. Info: districtinbearden.com.
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MONDAY, SEPT. 17 Richard Ensing, impressionist, is offering a three-day art workshop, “Plein Air Painting in the Great Smoky Mountains,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 17-19, that will teach how to paint landscapes of the Smokies and other picturesque sites in oil, watercolor or pastel. Nationally and internationally known, Ensing is a fifth-generation grandson of legendary Dutch painter Adrian VanDer Werf (1659-1722). Cost is $250, which includes a box lunch each day. Info and registration: 774-3566 or www.dickensingartist.com. Blount Mansion’s Constitution Day events will include a lecture and a book discussion. Ian Hennessey will give the lecture “From Philadelphia to Knoxville: Tennessee’s Role in the Constitutional Experiment” at noon at the J.L. Goins Administration Building at Pellissippi State Community College. A discussion of Catherine Drinker Bowen’s book “Miracle at Philadelphia” will be at 5:30 p.m. at Blount Mansion, 200 W. Hill Ave. (refreshments provided). Email email@example.com about joining the group. Info: 525-2375. Tennessee Shines will feature Seattle-based duo Cahalen Morrison and Eli West plus Zoe Muth & the Lost High Rollers at 7 p.m. at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St.; broadcast on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Tickets are $10 and are available at WDVX and www. BrownPaperTickets.com. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free. Info: www.cahalenandeli.comm and www.zoemuth.com.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 18 The Tennessee Valley Ensemble will have its 2012-2013 season-opening potluck dinner and rehearsal to welcome prospective members 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Wind and percussion players of all ages and skill levels welcome. No auditions required. Regular rehearsals are 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the church. Info: director Sandy Wells, 659-0840, or www. tnvalleyensemble.org.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19 Brown Bag Green Book at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St., will be “Conservancy: The Land Trust Movement.” The Nature Conservancy’s Tennessee state director, Gina Hancock, will review Richard Brewer’s book. Ceramic artist Bill Capshaw will demonstrate his techniques in the inaugural “Time Well Spent: Inspiration at Lunch” brown bag at noon at the Emporium Center, 100 Gay St. Free. Sponsored by the Arts & Culture Alliance.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20 HuDost, Flow Tribe, Samantha Crain and Carolina Story will perform at Scruffy City Roots, Live from the Square Room, at 7 p.m. at the Square Room, 4 Market Square. Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 student in advance, $20 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show will be broadcast live on 90.3 The Rock and online at www.scruffycityroots.com. Info and tickets: www. thesquareroom.com.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20 The Bad Plus, a genre-bending jazz group, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay S. Tickets: Knoxville Tickets locations, Tennessee Theatre box office, 656-4444 and knoxbijou.com.
THURSDAY-FRIDAY, SEPT. 20-21 The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will launch its 2012-2013 Masterworks season with
“Ravishing Rachmaninoff” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20-21 at the Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. The program will include works by Rachmaninoff, Brahms and Copland and will feature acclaimed pianist Orion Weiss. Tickets begin at $22; at www.knoxvillesymphony.com, 2913310 or Tickets Unlimited, 656-4444. The Opening Night Gala will follow the Sept. 21 performance at Club LeConte, 800 S. Gay St. Tickets: $65, 291-3310.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 The annual senior appreciation picnic hosted by Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at John Tarleton Park, 3201 Division St. The event is free and will include food, entertainment and a mini health fair. RSVP: 215-4007. Those needing a ride should request one when they RSVP. Movies on Market Square, presented by the Knox County Public Library, will begin with pre-show activities including pet tips and advice at 6:30 p.m. followed by a screening of “The Adventures of Tintin” (PG, 2011) at dusk. Bring your own seating. Wellbehaved dogs on leashes are welcome. Free. Dismembered Tennesseans, a bluegrass group from Chattanooga, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Tickets: $12 at www.knoxtix. com, 523-7521, Disc Exchange and the door.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 Knox Metro Firefighters Association’s second annual bass tournament benefit for Lt. Grover Stephens will begin registration at 4 a.m., with the tournament running from safe light to 2 p.m. at Douglas Dam. Cost is $50 per boat. Cash prizes of $1,000, $300, $200 and $100 for first through fourth place. Rules/info: www. kmffa.org. Info: Robby Nix, 414-7499, or Larry Reid, 207-6715. An Emergency Preparedness Fair will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Cokesbury United Methodist Church North Campus, 9915 Kingston Pike. East Tennessee Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) will host the free fair, which will help attendees develop their family disaster plan and provide preparedness tips and info about preparedness in the community. There will be classes, booths, demonstrations, door prizes, a children’s area, and emergency/disaster response vehicles. Info: http://preprepfair.org. 48th Annual Country Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorn Grove Pike. Classic car show, music, entertainment, arts & crafts, antiques, wagon rides to a pumpkin patch, food, appraisals by Joe Rosson and Darryl Mackley, raffle tickets for a handpieced reproduction Civil War quilt. Booths by Knox County Sheriff’s Department, American Red Cross, Random Acts of Flowers, Second Harvest Food Bank (nonperishable food donations welcome). Admission: $5 parking fee. House tours: $5. Info for vendors or registering a classic car: 546-0745. Cupcakes in the Park, a cupcake competition and festival featuring Knoxville’s best bakeries, will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Krutch Park Extension (across Gay Street from Regal Riviera Theater). Around 20 professional bakeries will compete for judges’ and people’s choice awards. For professional entry or amateur adult and child contest entry, contact Amy Lawrence, 524-7483, ext. 261, or firstname.lastname@example.org. A $5 ticket gets each attendee five mini-cupcakes and one vote in the people’s choice contest. Proceeds will benefit the Kent C. Withers Family Crisis Center, which serves domesticviolence victims and their children.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, SEPT. 22-23 Marble Springs Historic Site, 1220 W. Governor John Sevier Highway, will celebrate the first governor of Tennessee with John Sevier Days Living History Weekend, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22 and noon-5 p.m. Sept. 23. Demos of 18th century life will include openhearth cooking; spinning and weaving; blacksmithing; weaponry including tomahawks and firearms; and regional crafts. There also will be building tours and militia drills. Food and drink will be available. Bill Landry of “The Heartland Series” will discuss and sign his book, “Appalachian Tales & Heartland Adventures,” 1-3 p.m. Sept. 23. Admission: $5 per car (parking is free). Info: 573-5508, email@example.com or www.marblesprings.net.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 23 K9 Cancer Walk, sponsored by PetSafe, at the Cove at Concord Park, 11808 Northshore Drive. Registration and exhibits open at 11 a.m.; welcome ceremony and speaker at 1 p.m. The walk will start at 1:30, followed by the award ceremony at 2:30. The walk will benefit the Morris Animal Foundation. The event honors
the memory of dogs that have lost their battle with canine cancer and celebrates those that have survived. Registration is $35 for adults, $20 for children and $30 for Sit & Stay (virtual participation). Children under 10 may participate at no charge. To register or info: www. MorrisAnimalFoundation.org/petsafewalk.
SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23-26 “Seek the Peace of the City,” a four-day event hosted by First Baptist Church of Knoxville, will be held at the church, 501 Main St., and the World’s Fair Park Amphitheater Sept. 23-26. Eric Swanson and Ken Medema will be featured at 11 a.m. Sept. 23 at the church and 6:30 p.m. at the amphitheater. On Sept. 24, Swanson will speak at noon at the church, and Heidi Unruh will speak at 6:30 p.m. at the amphitheater. Kyle Reese will speak at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at the amphitheater and noon Sept. 26 at the church. Bill Shiell will speak at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the church in a prayer meeting for reflection on the event. Info: http://peace. fbcknox.org/.
MONDAY, SEPT. 24 Tennessee Shines will feature Nashville duo Kristi Rose and Fats Kaplin plus bluegrass band Town Mountain at 7 p.m. at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St.; broadcast on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Tickets are $10 and are available at WDVX and www.BrownPaperTickets.com. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free. Info: www. pulpcountry.com and http://townmountain.net.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 25 A Cumberland Project Right-of-Way meeting will be held by the City of Knoxville and consultants for the Cumberland Avenue Streetscape Project at 6 p.m. at the University of Tennessee Visitors’ Center (former Faculty Club), 2704 Kingston Pike. Rightof-way plans, the city’s property-acquisition process and questions from property owners and other interested citizens will be addressed. Info: http:// cumberlandconnections.blogspot.com/.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26 The Dr. Tom Kim Charity Golf Tournament will be at Egwani Farms. Registration deadline has passed. Info: www/charitygolftournament.com or 7771490. The Knoxville Writers’ Group will meet 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. Dr. John R. Finger will present “Self-Publishing with Createspace.com.” All-inclusive lunch is $12; RSVP by Monday, Sept. 24, to 983-3740.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 28 Frolic in the Foothills flower show presented by District IV of the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs will be 1-6 p.m. at Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive, Farragut. Exhibits in three divisions by members from 42 garden clubs will be on display. Free. Cruisin’ for a Cause, a charity car show benefiting Special Spaces of Knoxville, will be held 5-8 p.m. at Cokesbury Center, 9915 Kingston Pike. Event also includes food, music and raffles. Entry fee for classic-car exhibitors: $20, www.crusinforacause. com. Admission: $2 individual, $5 family; includes raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets: $1. Movies on Market Square, presented by the Knox County Public Library, will begin with pre-show activities including pet tips and advice at 6:30 p.m. followed by a screening of “You’ve Got Mail” (PG, 1998) at dusk. Bring your own seating. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. Free. Info: 966-3781. The Rocky Top Pickin’ Party hosted by Keep Knoxville Beautiful will be held 7-11 p.m. at Oakes Farm, Corryton. Pistol Creek Catch of the Day is the headliner. Admission at the door (includes four drinks): $20 for adults; $10 for 7-15; free 6 and under. Advance purchase: $15 adults, $8 7-15; $5 admission to anyone who can play and brings an instrument. Info: http:// keepknoxvillebeautiful.org/RockyTopPickinParty.php. Ebony Hillbillies, one of the few African-American string bands in the country and the only one currently based in New York City, will perform in their rootsy, homegrown style at 8 p.m. at the Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Tickets: $13 advance, $14 day of show, $7 children 12 and under; available at www.knoxtix.com, 523-7521, Disc Exchange and the door.
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Gold medal winner visits CAK Since returning from the London Olympics, Lenoir City native Claire Donahue has been on a whirlwind tour. So when she arrived at CAK’s Middle School on Aug. 24, she admitted that her cheeks were sore from smiling so much. “It still feels like a dream,” Donahue said. Donahue won gold in London as part of the U.S. 4x100 medley relay team. She spoke to students during a special weekly chapel. “When I came back from London, I didn’t expect certain things, like you guys wanting me to come talk,” Donahue said. “My dream was always to go to the Olympics, but getting a gold medal was something I could never imagine. It has been really exciting and the response has been overwhelming.” Donahue said that she
Gold medal winner Claire Donahue displays her medal on a recent visit to CAK’s Middle School. Photo submitted started swimming when she was 6 years old and worked
really hard and sacrificed a lot to reach her goals.
“One of the things I noticed was God’s presence,” Donahue said. “I could tell when I had Him in my life and when I didn’t. Involving God in my everyday life made a huge difference for me, and it’s a decision I will never regret.” Still, training to be an Olympian was not always easy. “When I was young, I told my coach that I wanted to go to the Olympics and my coach told me it wasn’t going to be easy,” Donahue said. “It’s like with anything. If you want to get better, you have to do certain things. For me, that meant eating right, going to bed early and getting up to practice at 4:30 a.m.” Donahue admitted that she celebrated her gold medal by eating McDonald’s and staying up late.
Homecoming Alumni Tailgate Christian Academy of Knoxville alumni will have a chance to reminisce and show some school spirit at the 2012 Homecoming Alumni Tailgate at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the parking lot and lawn between the Warrior Gym and the practice field. The evening will include games, food and fellowship. Thirty parking spots are available to reserve on a first-comefirst-served basis. Back Yard Burgers will provide dinner. Admittance to the football game versus Kingston at 7:30 p.m. is included with your reservation. Info or to RSVP: www.CAKwarriors.com/rsvp.
Olympic boost for track and cross-country Christian Academy of Knoxville is excited to announce the addition of Missy Kane and Jim Bemiller to the coaching staff. Missy joins us as the new middle school crosscountry and track coach, and Jim will help coach middle school and high school athletes on Jim Bemiller, Gracie Bemiller, Missy Kane and Kelsey Charlie High Photo submitted the track and Kane gather for a family photo. Jim and Missy are the ﬁeld teams. newest additions to the Christian Academy of Knox“We are ville’s coaching staff. Photo submitted both looking SEC Cross Country Coach forward to being part of the of the Year while coaching Pick up the Sept. 3 issue of CAK team,” Missy said. “We the UT squad. She currently are so impressed with the Sports Illustrated, and you’ll works part time at Covenant other coaches, students and see a very familiar face. Health and at East Tennessee teachers at CAK. Their goals Senior CAK quarterback PBS promoting ﬁtness and for the teams and students are Charlie High was recently preventative health in the selected as one of the six high very refreshing. It is evident school athletes to be included they strive to help them be the community. Missy has been called upon as a motivational best they can be while giving in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces and Christian speaker, and her God the glory and showing in the Crowd.” program “Get on Track with Him to others on and off the High completed 29 of 37 Missy Kane” has a spiritual ﬁ eld.” passes for 505 yards and Missy is a former captain of message about how God used seven touchdowns in the Wartrack and ﬁeld to get Missy’s the UT women’s track squad riors’ season opening 76-45 life “on track.” and a US Track Olympian. In win over Anderson County. Jim began his coaching 1983, she returned to UT to High was the nation’s pursue a masters degree in ex- career as an assistant football second-leading passer last ercise physiology and, while in and track coach in Mansﬁeld, year with a state record of 5,191 yards as he led the War- school, began competing again. Ohio, at Malabar High School. Missy won a bronze medal in He coached pole vault at UT riors to their first-ever state the 1983 Pan Am games and in from 1986-2005. Vaulters he championship. 1984 represented the US in the coached at UT have gone on “Faces in the Crowd” has to win ﬁve NCAA Championbeen published every week in Los Angeles Olympic Games. ships, 15 SEC Championships, In 1990, Missy was named Sports Illustrated since 1956.
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and 21 All-America Certiﬁcates. He also coached Randy Jenkins in the high jump. Randy became a UT legend by winning three NCAA Championships and helping the Vols win an NCAA team title in 1991 after battling and beating Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Tennessee vaulters under Bemiller’s guidance have rewritten the record books. They have broken the SEC, American Junior, NCAA, American, World Athletic Final and Olympic records. Tennessee alumni have won the pole vault at three consecutive U.S. Olympic Trials (’96, ’00, and ’04) and won Gold (2004) and Silver (2000) Olympic Medals. The capstone of Jim’s coaching career came at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, as Timothy Mack won the Olympic Gold Medal setting an Olympic
Record of 19 feet, 6.5 inches. Jim teaches sports management and sports law at UT and continues to coach at youth and developmental clinics on a regular basis. “While we have been fortunate to work with some top elite athletes in our careers, we both enjoy developing young athletes, too,” Missy said. “We have seen where track and ﬁeld and crosscountry are great arenas to discipline yourself to become ﬁtter, faster, stronger and how there are many parallels to our spiritual lives.” Missy and Jim are the parents of Kelsey Kane, who is a senior on the UT women’s cross-country and track teams, and to Gracie Bemiller who is a 6th grader at CAK. The family is active at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church.
Beaumont gets second in logo contest CAK 6th grader Rachel Beaumont won second place in the Race for the Cure T-shirt logo contest. The contest, open to all Knox County students age 12 and younger, determined the logo for the Kids for the Cure T-shirts. Rachel won a cash prize and a goodie bag from race sponsor McDonald’s.
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Knoxville mom makes changes to give her daughters a bright future Peninsula therapist calls her ‘courageous’ If what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, then Kendria Lindsey should have the strength of a superhero. Her life has included more drama than a soap opera. Not yet 30 years old, Kendria has experienced teen pregnancy and marriage, the sudden death of her teenage brother followed by the suicide of her newlywed husband, the death of her beloved grandmother, depression, drug addiction, rape and a car wreck. She has also survived time in jail and having both of her children taken by the Department of Children’s Services. Her mother, Tammie Lindsey, is just as much as survivor as Kendria. For several years, Tammie watched pressure build in Kendria until she would nearly burst. The outlets Kendria chose for relief generally resulted in behavior that harmed her and hurt others around her, such as addiction and poor relationship choices. No matter how dark the situation seemed, Tammie never quit trying to help her daughter conquer the demons of addiction, depression and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.) It also seemed like bad things “just happened” to Kendria – like the time she went back to explore her vacant childhood home, and was attacked and raped by an intruder she couldn’t identify. Kendria waited about a year before confessing what had happened. “The less I talk, the less I remember and the less I feel,” Kendria admitted. The avoidance tactics were part of the reason Kendria suffered from depression.
“Depression is anger turned inward,” said Jo Willey, LMSW, Kendria’s therapist in the Intensive Outpatient Program at Peninsula Lighthouse. “Kendria self-medicated to cope.” “The ﬁrst time she came to group (therapy), she avoided eye contact and would speak only one or two words when called on. She showed signs of psychomotor agitation – she couldn’t sit still,” Willey recalled. “Kendria lacked conﬁdence in her ability to tolerate withdrawal from drugs.” Kendria also had a textbook case of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Like most people who suffer from PTSD, Kendria felt unable to regain control of her life because of her responses to trauma. Symptoms of PTSD vary and can appear immediately after the event, or days, weeks or even months following an event. It can occur with depression or lead to depression, according to the American Psychiatric Association. People with PTSD may not be aware that they are affected by it. Co-occurring disorders (addiction and behavioral issues) are something Willey encounters on a regular basis in her job at Peninsula, and she was equipped to help Kendria face them. “Peninsula was kind of our last hope,” Tammie said. “We were referred there after Kendria ended up in the emergency room. We’d had an argument about her drug use and Kendria attempted to kill herself with a box cutter that she had borrowed from a neighbor.” Several years of bad decisions had led up to the emergency room trip. When her young husband committed suicide one week before their baby was born, Kendria
sought solace in benzos, marijuana and pain medications such as Percocet. Later, she would experiment with Xanax, Valium, Rocicet and Methadone. Meanwhile, Tammie was trying to keep Kendria’s children out of harm’s way and “watching Kendria like a hawk” because she knew her daughter was abusing prescription drugs which she received from local pain clinics. “I used daily,” Kendria said. “Every day, I would ﬁnd something to steal, then pawn it to get money to buy pills.” “I have a house-cleaning business, so I took Kendria with me. Imagine how humiliating it was for me to have to call a client that I’ve had for 17 years to tell them my daughter stole a ring from their home and pawned it. It just about cost me my business.” “I cared about what I had done to Mom, and I knew it was wrong but my addiction was stronger
than anything else,” Kendria said. Kendria ended up in jail for a week, but was released to her mother, who had temporary custody of Kendria’s childen. “It took some tough love,” Tammie said. “I had control over her medications – at least I thought I did,” Tammie said. “I slept with the bottle under my pillow.” Even that didn’t stop Kendria. Tammie awoke one morning to ﬁnd the pills gone. She confronted Kendria, who bolted. The all-time low came in March 2011 when drug-dependent Kendria fell asleep at the wheel with both her children in the car. Miraculously, all three walked away without physical injury. The wreck proved to be a turning point. The children were released to Tammie on temporary custody and Kendria began treatment at Peninsula.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Did you know? Depression and substance abuse frequently occur together in adults. Substance abuse can cause depression and depression can cause substance abuse. “Some drugs that people use and abuse can directly affect the brain and cause depression,” said Mark Potts, director of clinical services for Peninsula Outpatient. “A couple of those are alcohol and marijuana. Both slow brain functioning and decrease cognitive abilities.” Potts said other moodelevating drugs may cause a person to “crash” into depression when withdrawing from the drug. Conversely, depression can cause drug use and abuse if the person suffering from depression attempts to self-medicate to change the way he or she feels, creating a long-term problem. Find out if you might be depressed. Visit www. peninsulabehavioralhealth.org and click on the Self Assessment Tool for a depression screening.
Because of a “tough love” mother who wouldn’t give up and a commitment to overcoming addiction, Kendria Lindsey (left) is finding happiness and success.
“The thing about Peninsula was that the program counselors were like me. People like Derrick and Denise had ‘been there, done that’ so they knew what I needed,” Kendria said. “The WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) that I learned about at REC is a great tool.” WRAP helps identify “triggers” for addictive behaviors and gives speciﬁc steps that clients can use to avoid those negative impulses. Willey said that after about three weeks in daily treatment, Kendria started sharing. It was then that she became committed to getting – and staying – clean. She graduated from Peninsula Recovery Education Center in 2012 and has since moved into an apartment with her daughters, now 6 and 10, and is dedicated to being the kind of mother that they deserve. “Kendria keeps a very clean house and cooks regular meals,” beamed Tammie. “The kids seem so happy.” “Today, Kendria has conﬁdence, poise and dedication to recovery,” Willey said. “She sees there is success in being clean and she has the attitude, ‘if you are in my life, you are going to be clean.’ She is now able to mentor others. She’s been an inspiration to her group.” “Jo (Willey) made it easy,” Kendria claimed. “I really do owe her my life.” Both Willey and Tammie Lindsey call Kendria’s success remarkable because of a learning disability. Kendria has cognitive issues that affect her ability to comprehend and retain information. “It is hard to take a risk, become vulnerable and let out the kind of stuff she did in a group setting,“ Willey remarked. “That’s courageous stuff.”
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that often follows a terrifying physical or emotional event, causing the person who survived the event to have persistent, frightening thoughts and memories, or ﬂashbacks of the ordeal. Persons with PTSD often feel chronically, emotionally numb. PTSD was ﬁrst brought to public attention by war veterans and was once referred to as “shell shock” or “battle fatigue.” The likelihood of developing PTSD depends on the severity and duration of the event, as well as the person’s nearness to it.
Triggers The event(s) that triggers PTSD to develop may be something that occurred in the person’s life, something that occurred in the life of someone close to him or her, or something the person witnessed. Examples include: serious accidents (such as car or train wrecks), natural disasters (such as ﬂoods or earthquakes), man-made tragedies (such as bombings, a plane crash) and violent personal attacks (such as a mugging, rape, torture, being held captive, or kidnapping, military combat and abuse in childhood.
Characteristics Persons with PTSD experience extreme emotional, mental and physical distress when exposed to situations that remind them of the
traumatic event. Some may repeatedly relive the trauma in the form of nightmares and disturbing recollections or ﬂashbacks during the day, and may also experience: ■ Sleep problems ■ Depression ■ Feeling detached or numb ■ Feeling jittery or “on guard” ■ Being easily startled ■ Loss of interest in things they used to enjoy ■ Trouble feeling affectionate ■ Feeling irritable, more aggressive than before, or even violent ■ Avoidance of certain places or situations that bring back memories
Symptoms Each individual may experience symptoms differently; however, PTSD symptoms may include: ■ Irritability ■ Violent outbursts ■ Trouble working or socializing ■ Flashbacks or intrusive images (A person having a ﬂashback – which can come in the form of images, sounds, smells or feelings – usually believes that the traumatic event is happening all over again.) ■ Losing touch with reality ■ Re-enacting the event for a period of seconds or hours or, very rarely, days
Diagnosis Not every person who experiences a trauma develops PTSD or experiences symptoms at all. PTSD is diagnosed only if symptoms last more than one month. In those who do have PTSD, symptoms usually begin within three months of the trauma, but can also start months or years later. PTSD can occur at any age, including childhood, and may be accompanied by depression, substance abuse and/or anxiety. The length of the illness varies. Some people recover within six months, others have symptoms that last much longer.
Treatment Speciﬁc treatment for PTSD will be determined by your physician based on: ■ Age, overall health, and medical history ■ Extent of the disease ■ Your tolerance for speciﬁc medications, procedures or therapies ■ Expectations for the course of the disease ■ The patient’s opinion or preference As persons with PTSD are more susceptible to other anxiety disorders, depression and substance abuse, treatment is critical and may include medication and psychological treatment. The symptoms of PTSD may resemble other psychiatric conditions. Always consult a physician for a diagnosis. Information courtesy of www.TreatedWell.com/healthlibrary
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UT football fans Holly and Dave Janney sit with their dog, Dilbert.
Todd Wright plays guitar while Daryl Harp plays keyboard.
Janet and Ralph Edwards have a “Psychedelic Snow” Hawaiian shaved ice stand at the park. Larry Sheumaker, Melissa Carter, Tim Comer and Todd Wright perform at the Cove.
Second Opinion plays at the Cove By Theresa Edwards It rained on and off all day Sept. 9, but it cleared up enough by evening for Second Opinion to perform in the last of the season’s Concerts at the Cove. There were about 75 people in the audience, a good turnout considering the weather. “We got soaked twice today,” said Janet Edwards of “Psychedelic Snow.” Second Opinion played a variety of classic rock songs including: “I’ve Got Your Number,” “Browneyed Girl,” “Taking Care of Business” and “Take Me to Max and Brenda Tyrrell with Brillo. the River.”
Would you like a horse? Organist Hugh Livingston entertains the crowd with his humor as well as his musical talent. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com
Musical magic with Livingston By Theresa Edwards
April’s adoption fee is $300. She is really looking forward to her forever home!
Me Meet eet April! April! April Ap is a 13-year-old gaited mare. She stands approx. 14.3h tall. She has been at Horse Haven since July of last year. She has nice ground manners and gets along well with others in the pasture. She has been evaluated under saddle and has a cool single footed gait. She is current on shots, Coggins, deworming and farrier care. Please visit our website at http://www.horsehaventn.org/ for more information on April and other horses currently available for adoption.
Hugh Livingston performed what sounded like magic with his mighty Lowrey organ at the Strang Senior Center. He describes it as an “orchestra in a box.” The sounds were amazing, resembling “Masterpiece Theatre” with trumpets, drums, strings and bagpipes. The crowd laughed at Livingston’s humor, tapped their feet to the beat, smiled, applauded and even clapped to the tune of “Rocky Top Tennessee.” One “yee-haw” was heard. Joan Brink won a copy of “Joyful Noises,” a new book written by Livingston. She identified four songs played: “Rock Around the Clock,” “Theme from Happy Days,” “Theme from Laverne and Shirley” and “American Bandstand.” Avalon Hospice sponsored the concert, providing food and refreshments.
Caroline Phillips, Gail Smith and Bea Davis are among the nearly 100 seniors enjoying the concert at Strang Senior Center.
Mayor’s picnic for seniors is Friday
Mayor Tim Burchett invites seniors to the annual appreciation picnic 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at John Tarleton Park at 3201 Division St. There will be
great food, music by Early Bird Special, a mini health fair and 40 vendors handing out lots of free items. “It’s so big and wonderful, with hundreds of seniors, and it’s the closest ever to Strang,” said Lauren Monahan.
Horse Haven of Tennessee’s facility is located at 2417 Reagan Road in Knoxville. Donations will be accepted to help HHT in its mission to care for abused and neglected equine. P.O. Box 22841 • Knoxville, TN 37933
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Ellie Allen, Liz Bishop and Avalon Hospice chaplain Kim Becker serve pizza, desserts and beverages prior to the concert.
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Fall into Autumn with HALT
The cooler weather brings with it so many good things. Football, corn mazes, hayrides and HALT.
Jon Buchanan leads the walk at the “Knox Walks” kickoff at West Hills Park on Sept. 8. Walking next to Buchanan is Matthew Stofer, with V. H. Ewing and Charisse Vacchiano following.
Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com
Critter Tales The fall session of the HALT program (Humans and Animals Learning Together) has officially begun. In just a few weeks, five canines will be ready to be adopted. All five will have been taught some pretty good manners by really cool kids. HALT matches at-risk adolescents with shelter animals rescued from YoungWilliams Animal Center. The selected dogs initially receive vaccinations, spaying or neutering, and a mental and physical evaluation. The student instructors are handpicked by the staff from local residential treatment centers where they are staying. According to HALT publicity coordinator Penny Williams, volunteers and a canine obedience instructor help the students teach basic obedience which in turn teaches the kids assertiveness, patience and communication. The goal is to “provide a therapeutic intervention” for the kids while helping animals in need. The public will have several chances to meet the animals of HALT, including
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By Theresa Edwards Knox Walks, a walking program of the Knoxville Track Club, kicked off its seven-week program with a group walk at West Hills Park on Sept. 8. Knox Walks is a fitness walking program aimed at helping participants make a healthy lifestyle change through regular walking. Melanie Duncan demonstrates leg swinging exercises. She Participants are asked to atprovided a handout of several stretching exercises for walking.
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Knox news personality broadcasts importance of colon screenings With his smooth and familiar voice, East Tennessee radio personality Dave Foulk of NewsTalk 98.7 is eager to tell everyone about the importance of getting a colonoscopy, the gold standard test for colon cancer. â€œThe colonoscopyâ€™s nothing,â€? said Foulk in between news and traffic reports. On the Knoxville airways since 1992, Foulk is back at his microphone after being diagnosed and treated for stage two colon cancer in April at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. â€œColon cancer surgery is a big deal. A colonoscopy is not a big deal,â€? stresses Foulk. A colonoscopy is a test that uses a small camera inserted into the colon, while the patient is under anesthesia. It can detect cancers, as well as allow the physician to remove small pre-cancerous growths during the procedure. Foulkâ€™s story began in late March, when he felt very tired. â€œI just had no energy,â€? he remembers. â€œI was tired and chilling. I just thought I was worn out. I thought Iâ€™d just rest up on vacation. But my wife made an appointment with my doctor and I got angry at her. I told her: â€˜All I want is a nap, and youâ€™re making me go to the doctor.â€™ â€? Foulk went anyway, and the doctor found that he had a low red blood cell count and suspected internal bleeding. â€œHe said, â€˜Youâ€™re leaking somewhere. When was the last time you had a colonoscopy?â€™ â€? says Foulk. â€œI had no family history of colon cancer,â€? says Foulk. He had had a routine colonoscopy at age 50, the recommended age. But since he is now 60, he was due for another. His physician scheduled one with gastroenterologist Dr. Jeffrey Brown at Fort Sanders Regional. During the test, Dr. Brown found and
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After battling colorectal cancer, Dave Foulk has returned to the airwaves on WOKI Newstalk 98.7. He was recently named the Tennessee Associated Press Radio Broadcaster of the Year and received accolades for Best Radio Newscast and Best Radio News story.
which he suspected was cancer. â€œAfter the procedure I asked, â€˜Is it cancer?â€™ â€? Foulk remembers. â€œDr. Brown was very nice. He said â€˜I donâ€™t know, but probably.â€™ â€? The laboratory confirmed it was. This was a second cancer diagnosis for Foulk, who battled bladder cancer in 1996. â€œIâ€™ve already gone through the spookiness and weird feeling you get when you find out you had cancer,â€? says Foulk. â€œBut I wasnâ€™t ready for this.â€? Foulk underwent colorectal surgery at Fort Sanders Regional, performed by Dr. Gregory Midis, a colorectal and oncologic removed several small growths called surgeon. Dr. Midis removed the tumor polyps, which can be precancerous. He and part of Foulkâ€™s small intestine. Bealso found a mass the size of an orange, cause it had not spread to nearby lymph
â€œIf Iâ€™d waited a few months until I started showing symptoms like cramping or pain, there would have been nothing he could have done to save my life.â€? â€“ David Foulk
nodes, his prognosis is good, and he does not need chemotherapy. â€œI have to do a follow-up colonoscopy next year and see the doctor every four months for blood tests,â€? Foulk explains. Although he followed standard guidelines for a colonoscopy at 50 and every 10 years after that, Foulk said he wishes he had had one earlier. â€œLook at me, the poster child. I started out at 50, then at 60 I was due for another, and this thing had grown to the size of an orange. I think my experience could have been maybe mitigated had we done colon screenings a little more often,â€? he says. But, heâ€™s thankful it was caught when it was. â€œDr. Midis said if Iâ€™d waited a few months until I started showing symptoms like cramping or pain, there would have been nothing he could have done to save my life.â€? Dr. Midis confirms that the colonoscopy saved Foulkâ€™s life. He stays itâ€™s important for people to be screened starting at 50 or earlier if they have a family history of the disease. â€œDonâ€™t look for a way to weasel out of it,â€? says Dr. Midis. â€œHereâ€™s a guy who got screened, and we got it at an earlier stage than we would have if heâ€™d waited. â€œHis cancer was detected without symptoms. The common thing is people say, â€˜I feel great and that means I canâ€™t have a cancer.â€™ And thatâ€™s the fallacy.â€? Foulk agrees and urges people not to shy away from this life-saving screening. â€œNobody wants to have a colonoscopy, but Iâ€™m telling you far and away, itâ€™s more desirable than having a bad outcome. I wish that Iâ€™d had checks more frequently,â€? states Foulk. For more information about colon screenings, call 865-673-FORT (3478).
Colonoscopies can save lives Colorectal cancer is expected to kill more than 51,000 Americans in 2012, making it the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. One in 20 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer; but fortunately, more and more are surviving because of early detection. There are more than 1 million survivors of colorectal cancer in the United States. â€œMost of us know someone whoâ€™s been touched by this disease,â€? says Dr. Mark Jackson, a gastroenterologist at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. â€œBut it can be managed, treated and cured if found early.â€? The best tool for detecting colorectal cancer early is a test called a colonoscopy, a simple, inhospital test that allows a doctor to
If a person has inďŹ‚am- to get screened. â€œThe thing Iâ€™ve matory bowel disease, ulcer- learned over the past 25 years is ative colitis, breast cancer or the importance of getting people a close family history of co- past the fear and embarrassment lon cancer, he or she should of having to go through it,â€? says have a colonoscopy at a Dr. Jackson. younger age and more freDr. Jackson has diagnosed paquently, says Dr. Jackson. tients with colon cancer who had â€œThatâ€™s an important never been screened. â€œThe more clue,â€? explains Dr. Jack- people we can get screened, the son. â€œSometimes if a family better itâ€™s going to be. I hate when member in their 30s has folks miss the opportunity to precolon cancer, weâ€™ll screen vent this terrible disease.â€? the other family memFor more information about bers when theyâ€™re 10 years diagnosing and treating younger.â€? colon cancer, look inside a patientâ€™s colon. The most important thing is call 865-673-FORT (3678). The procedure is quick and simple. While the patient is under anesthesia, a thin, ďŹ‚exible tube is inserted into the rectum and colon, to give the doctor a view inside. Doctors recommend that most The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends healthy people have their ďŹ rst colocollonoscopy screeniing every 10 years, beginni i ing att age 50 noscopy at age 50 and every 10 years thro th roug ugh h ag age e 75 75,, as a way to pr prev even entt co colo lore rect ctal al can ance cer. r. after that if the test is negative for People at higher risk of developing colorectal cancer should bepolyps, which are small growths. gin screening at a younger age and be screened more frequently. While many polyps are harmless, Check with your physician about when to have a colonoscopy if they sometimes can be precancery u have a familyy historyy of colorectal disease. yo ous.
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Belly dancing for good health Low-impact exercise for any age
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elly dancing offers a beautiful way to celebrate your life – no matter your lifestyle, body type or age. Since it is low-impact exercise and easy on the joints, even seniors enjoy the simple, natural, rhythmic movements. Belly dance instructor Alexia explains how the movements exercise the core muscles, isolating precise muscle groups. “It really improves your posture when you learn this art form,” Alexia said. “We also do a lot of arm and shoulder movements, which do not get exercised often. We also move our torso and hips. It is great for fun and fitness.” “The dancing increases women’s selfconfidence. It helps as they gain selfawareness,” Alexia says. “It is also a wonderful stress-reliever, where you can forget about any worries of the day and just enjoy yourself.” After students learn the basic movements, Alexia steps it up for aerobic danc-
Belly dance instructor Debka leads the Oasis Dancers. ing. Her classes range from beginning to advanced. Costumes add to the fun, but beginners are welcome to borrow Alexia’s hip scarves during classes. Class information is online at www.alexia-dance.com. Another professional belly dance instructor is Debka who leads the Oasis Dancers in Knoxville. “The very smooth movements keep the spine very supple,
help with posture and tone you up – your arms, back, legs, hips – but without impact,” she said. Shimmy ing is a spec i f ic movement of belly dancing which is aerobic in nature, but also has certain other health benefits from the vibrations. “The vibrations wake up the osteoblasts which help build up bones,” Debka said. This functions similarly to certain movements she teaches in her Feldenkrais class “Bones for Life.” Contact information and DVDs on belly dancing and the Feldenkrais method are on Debka’s website at www.wellmats. net. Especially for seniors, belly dance classes are also available at the Strang Senior Center at 109 Lovell Heights Road at 2:30 p.m. Mondays.
Kimberly Reasor of Alexandria Dancers belly dances. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com
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Joni Edwards nears the end of the race
By Theresa Edwards “It’s the agony and the joy of the finish line,” said Felon Wilson who helped with the race. “That is the expression you see on their faces as they finish.” Jeremy Sexton came in first, looking at his watch to see his time. His joy of triumph was immediate, followed by the agony, drenched in sweat, as he took time to recover and catch his breath enough to talk. Dr. Robert Lembersky of Children’s Anesthesia had a team of 12 running. “It’s just great being out here with your colleagues,” he said. He felt good with a time of 23:39, better than his personal best 10 years ago of 24:09. “I beat myself by a decade and a few seconds, so I’m really happy about it,” he said. Susan Lembersky directed this 18th West Hills run. “The last few years, we added the one-mile walk to get more people in the community out, exercising in our park. We like to see everybody getting out and joining us for a good time,” she said. “The proceeds go to improvements in the park, whatever is needed,” she said. For race results, visit www.ktc.org.
The Myers family runs the race together, finishing at 33:32. Shown are mom Debbie, Joshua, Jocelyn and Jessica. “My husband, Dan, is behind us,” Debbie said. “We took turns pushing the stroller.” They run as part of the Children’s Anesthesia team.
Jeremy Sexton races first across the finish line with a time of 18:38. He has tunnel vision and is hard of hearing, but that doesn’t stop him. “I just stayed behind the first guy until the last mile, then passed him up to finish first,” he said. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com
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