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History’s hidden truths

February 1, 2017

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By ReneĂŠ Kesler “Don’t Turn On the Lights: History’s Unwritten Storiesâ€? is my feeble attempt to expose to a new generation the voices of our ancestors, those eyewitnesses Renee Kesler to a bitter past speaking uncensored truths. “They told us not to have no light on! And we didn’t,â€? stated Mary Etter, the widow of Joe Etter, a veteran soldier who fought in the Spanish American War of 1898, and was killed during the race riot in Knoxville. On Aug. 30, 1919, during a time when race riots were erupting all across the nation, the race relations climate in Knoxville took a bloody turn and the city became one of the “Red Summerâ€? cities. Maurice Mays, a handsome black man born around 1887, was accused of murdering a white woman, and Knoxville erupted in violence. The National Guard was summoned to maintain law and order. During this time, soldiers armed with machine guns shot and killed Joe Etter as he tried to take a machine gun from one of the soldiers. In 1979, in her own words, Mary Etter described the nightmare she endured to Anne Wilson, program coordinator of an oral history project at the Beck Cultural Exchange Center. Here is an excerpt from that interview: Ms. Etter, your husband was killed in 1919 wasn’t he? Yes, he was. How was he killed? Well, he was killed in the race riot what they had here. Can you tell us what the race riot was? Well, it was kind of over ‌ well, they said a colored man killed a white woman and that’s what started it out. Ms. Etter, what was the name of that black man? Let’s see ‌ Morris Mays, Morris Mays they say killed a white woman! To page A-2

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Practicing IB problem solving skills with iPads are Kayla Canario, TPACK coach; Bahari Hill, lead IB teacher; seventh-grader Jack Spirko, 12; sixth-grader Tyson Siebe, 12; and Shannon Siebe, IB facilitator for Knox County Schools. Photos by Kelly Norrell

By Kelly Norrell If all goes well during a March 29-31 authorization visit, Bearden Middle School will become a new animal. Working in partnership with West High School, it will begin the fall 2017 term as an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme school. That will mean exciting things for all the students at BMS. The school has been involved in a three-year application process and needs only authorization from the visiting team of IB educators. Its students will join ninth- and 10th-grade students at WHS as middle year students in IB parlance. “It is exciting here. Our students are getting experience no one else is getting. “They are learning how to think outside themselves and reflect on society at large,� said Sonya Winstead, principal. Primary changes for the BMS staff will be hiring four new world languages teachers and sending at

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By Kelly Norrell Everly Brothers Park, a Bearden pocket park honoring the fabled music duo, is slated to be ready for use by late April. The Bearden Council set a timeline for completion of the park at a meeting Jan. 23 and informed Mayor Madeline Rogero and a range of city officials who have aided in development of the park. Bearden Council has raised the money needed for the infrastructure of the park. The council also began plans for a musical event to raise funds still needed for landscaping. The event, to be spearheaded this spring by businessman Scott Bishop, will be a performance of Everly Brothers music by area musicians. Don and Phil Everly, who attended high school in Knoxville in the early 1950s, performed on

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All Middle Years Programme students will take a yearly “Design� course, which teaches intensive problem solving. In the course, students take a semester of STEM, in which they use their iPads to design roller coasters, build bridges, design aps and code. They also take a semester of “challenge based learning� in which they use the CBL design cycle to find strategies and solve problems. Finally, each student takes a yearly course in the arts, combining both performing and visual arts if possible. IB Middle Years Programme prepares students for the IB Diploma and Certificate options offered at WHS, but is not required for them. Siebe said the gradual application process has prepared current BMS students for IB. “The biggest difference our new sixth-graders will notice is the consistent focus on global context and how it relates to the curriculum.�

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least four teachers each year for intensive training. Winstead also anticipates an enrollment increase of about 35 students each year, as more students want to transfer in for IB. BMS now has about 1,200 students. Being an IB Middle Years Programme school will bring distinct advantages to every student, not just a select few, said Shannon Siebe, International Baccalaureate facilitator for Knox County Schools. The first change is that students will learn the regular coursework – language and literature, math, science and social studies – through a new perspective. Teachers are trained to present material through the lens of six global contexts, such as “identities and relationships� and “scientific and technical innovation.� In one example, said Siebe, a math teacher might present material through the lens of “globalization and sustainability.� In calculating percentages, the teacher

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the Cas Walker show and caught the attention of Chet Atkins. They moved to Nashville in 1955 and achieved stardom with “Bye-Bye Love.� “This community park, which is in the hub of our pedestrian/public transit area of the ‘Bearden Village,’ will be ready for the public to enjoy by April. We are planning to host an ice cream social at an official celebration in May or June. We’ll plan on having lots of local young people performing on our Everly Brothers ‘Dream Stage,’� said Terry Faulkner, Bearden Council president. Located at the corner of Kingston Pike and Forest Park, the park will feature a walkway, benches, a stage and four educational markers. Already anchored to the east by a handsome cast concrete wall that looks like stone, the park will

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be landscaped with shrubs and both shade and flowering trees. There will be an “art element,� possibly a statue, representing the Everly Brothers and their contributions. Mike Fowler and David Craig of Ross/Fowler Landscape Architecture are developing the plan. Working closely with the city, the firm will oversee all the work. Lovingly nurtured by stakeholders across the city, the park is envisioned to serve as a stopping point on the city’s greenway system, a bus route hub and a venue for city events. Projected total cost of the park is about $246,765 with an additional cost of up to $150,000 for the art element. The nonprofit Legacy Parks Foundation is sponsor and 501(c)(3) fiscal agent of Everly Brothers Park. All dona-

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tions to Everly Brothers Park are tax deductible. Timeline for completion is: Excavation in mid-February of a portion of the interior that still contains gravel, asphalt and concrete, and replacing it with good soil and grass. Installation beginning March 1 of the walkway, stage, benches and educational markers. Landscaping to be added by April 1. The council still has about $65,411 to raise for this and items like bike racks. It has made contact with potential donors as well as plans for the music fundraiser. Last to be added will be the art element. There will be additional fundraising of up to $150,000 for that, with selection of the artist to be coordinated by the Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance. Map on page A-3

    

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Towering puppets take art to streets Rachel Milford graduated from Farragut High School in 2004. By 2008 she was living in Olympia, Wash., when she found herself in a parade that changed her life. That’s where she first saw the giant creatures that she would fall in love with – humongous, colorful, playful puppets that towered over her at 12 and 14 feet tall – and she hasn’t been able to take her eye off them since. Milford says she was participating in the “Procession of the Species,” a large spring community arts parade that invites the community to make costumes, masks and giant puppets and celebrate their connections with one another and the natural world.  Years later and back in Knoxville, she and her puppeteering partner, Knoxville resident Shelagh Leutwiler, went all in for puppets by forming the Cattywampus Puppet Council in 2014. They have put on children’s puppet shows onstage in Market Square for the last two years, sometimes getting some help from Milford’s husband, Matt Ellison. Now they’re bringing their giant puppets to the Dogwood Arts Festival in a

new way. The nonprofit recently was awarded a prestigious Burning Man Global Art Grant to help produce the Appalachian Puppet Pageant, a puppet parade, in the 2017 Dogwood Arts Festival, now set for Saturday, April 29. The tentative parade start time is noon, Milford says. The starting point is still being planned, but the parade will culminate in Market Square. The parade is free and open to all interested participants. “The parade will bring together members of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate the ecology and culture of the region through visual and performance art,” Milford says. Individuals, classrooms, Scout troops, etc., can sign up to walk in the parade. Volunteers can carry a small puppet of their own, or wear a costume or mask or even butterfly wings. Milford and Leutwiler have some of their own small puppets to lend, but they are helping the community join in the fun by putting on free puppet-making workshops. Interest has been so overwhelming that the first two workshops have reached capacity, but an additional workshop has been added

Hidden truths When the interviewer asked Ms. Etter to tell how she found out about her husband’s death, she talked in exquisite detail about the events of that night. She described how a man from the white-owned undertaker parlor located on Vine and Gay Street summoned her to come and identify the body. She noted that when she got there, “It looked to me like there’s men but theys covered up. I went to go and pull the covers and they said no that’s not for you to look at. So they took me to where he’s at. But there’s a lot of men killed up alright.” After identifying her husband,

for March 9 at the Muse Knoxville for interested individuals and community groups. “Right now we’re focused on making larger street puppets,” Milford says, “including some giant woodpeckers, black bears and a variety of other critters. One of our most famous puppets around town is our giant Dolly Parton. She is about 14 feet tall and takes three people to operate.” Milford says the giant puppet-making process starts with building an armature (a support system) to sculpt the puppet on. Then sculpting clay is added with four to six layers of brown bags and papier mache on top. Resources for learning how to build giant puppets for the parade can also be found on the Cattywampus Puppet Council website. Volunteers are needed for the day of the parade, as well as donations of supplies and financial support. Information about donating or getting involved with the parade is available on the group’s website at https:// cattywampuspuppetcouncil.com/appalachian-puppet-pageant/. The mission of Catty-

“Dolly Parton,” impressive at 14 feet tall, is carried down Gay Street in a previous parade.

wampus is to build community and promote play through the puppetry arts by creating original shows, workshops and puppet parades that involve all ages and backgrounds. “The goal is to foster dialogue, laughter, wonder and healing along the way,” Milford says. From page A-1 More information about the house and lock the door. Cattywampus is available “They told us not to have no at www.cattywampuspuplight on! And we didn’t,” Ms. petcouncil.com. Etter said. “They told us to bury him just as quick as we could cause it might start another one.” The University of the Within two days, the white undertaker took Ms. South has announced its Etter and her two daughters dean’s list for the Fall 2016 in a cab to bury Joe Etter in term. Students who have a minimum grade point averthe colored cemetery. This month, as we cel- age of 3.625 on a 4.0 scale ebrate Black History Month, earn a place on the list: ■■ Martha Overton I challenge each of us to turn on the lights of his- Dinwiddie, daughter of tory and open the dialogue Anita and George L. Dinof conversation with those widdie III ■■ Alexandra Lindsay still among us, those eyeEwan, daughter of Mebane witnesses to history who speak uncensored truths, Jackson and David J. Ewan ■■ Nathan Charles Weand then write their stories.

Rachel Milford and her business partner Shelagh Leutwiler, owners of Cattywampus Puppet Council, have won a grant to help produce a puppet parade at the Dogwood Arts Festival on April 29. They are holding puppet-making workshops to spread the art form.

University of the South announces dean’s list, honors

Mary Etter Ms. Etter recalled how the white undertaker came to the house, took down the bed, brought the casket with the body into the house, asked the family to leave

gman, son of Mary and Doug B. Wegman ■■ Anna Elizabeth Burklin, daughter of Mary and Bryan W. Burklin ■■ Hannah Claire McCormack, daughter of Tina M. Dudney and Michael T. McCormack. ■■ Natasha Jane Saunders, daughter of Deborah J. Saunders and Gary M. Saunders, was inducted into the Order of Gownsmen during the Opening Convo-

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Rocky Hill Baseball offers scholarships for kids By Kelly Norrell Spring baseball creates lifelong memories for kids. This year, for the first time, kids can get scholarships to play recreation-league baseball at the Rocky Hill Baseball Field. But families need to take action quickly. Deadline to apply for scholarships is Wednesday, Feb. 15, and an adult must make application. The scholarships will also be available for fall baseball, with an Aug. 2 application deadline. To get a scholarship form, visit the Rocky Hill Baseball website, http://rockyhillbaseball.com. In a program sponsored jointly by Rocky Hill Baseball and Everplay Knoxville, which is paying for the scholarships, families can get help with fees for kids 3-12 years old. That could be a real boon for families with multiple children who want to play baseball, said Tyler Pavlis, scholarship manager. Pavlis is also a baseball commissioner at Rocky Hill and managing partner of Everplay Knoxville, an adult social sports company. “I know there are a lot of people who need some help and are reluctant 92

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to ask for it. I want them to have an avenue now,” Pavlis said. Fees from the Everplay Knoxville adult softball leagues at Rocky Hill are paying for the youth scholarships. Registration fees for kids are $80 for Wee Ball (ages 3-4) and $100 for the 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 age groups. Qualifying families, who must be Knox County residents, can apply for half or the full amount. Hardships that qualify families for the financial aid include: single or no parent households, under $50,000 annual household income, four or more children in the household, or families with one or more parents deployed overseas, among others. He said the season begins March 27 and ends before Memorial Day, May 29. “Youth sports are a passion of mine. One of the greatest things when you’re a kid is being a part of a team,” said Pavlis, who grew up in Knoxville and played a range of sports, including baseball, basketball and track. He said sports teams are the best way for kids to make good friends and become in-

volved with other families. “Rocky Hill is one of the cheapest options for baseball in the entire county. But there is a lot of hardship for households with several kids to sign them all up for baseball.” He said he has been aware in the past of families struggling to pay for sports. Now there is a fund to meet that need. Everplay Knoxville, of which Pavlis is co-founder and manager, revolutionized Knoxville’s adult participation in sports like kickball, dodge ball, flag football and volleyball. The company, which now has leagues in three states, has sponsored other programs to aid youth in Knoxville, including a fund drive that raised $12,000 on behalf of cystic fibrosis research. Pavlis praised Rocky Hill Baseball ballpark, which he said “is unique because it is a self-sufficient park. It is owned by the city but run by the commissioners – they care for the field house and the fences and the lights. It is all-volunteer. Everyone involved is very passionate, not only about baseball, but also the community.” Info: http://rockyhillbaseball.com

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He will purify But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap; he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, until they present offerings to the Lord in righteousness. (Malachi 3: 2-3 NRSV) February, I discovered while researching material for this column, comes from the Latin “to purify.” The early Romans held religious rites to purify themselves for festivals that would be held at the start of the New Year. Their New Year began in March. Around 690 BC, Numa Pompilius turned a period of celebration at the end of the year into a month of its own, named after the festival Februa. (It sounds to me sort of like Lent – a time of fasting and purification before an important holy day!) So what should we do to purify ourselves? Well, we are a month away from Ash Wednesday, so we have some time to consider the matter. But it might behoove us to do some warm-up exercises. Maybe we should spend time reading Scripture. Take a look at

FAITH NOTES ■■ Messiah Lutheran Church, 6900 Kingston Pike, will host “Caring for All Creation” choral concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. Choirs from Messiah Lutheran Church, Church of the Savior, Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church and St. Mark UMC will perform. Info: Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light, tennesseeipl@gmail. com. ■■ Solway UMC, 3300 Guinn Road, hosts a women’s Bible study 10 a.m. each Thursday.

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some lesser visited books (Malachi, maybe, or Habakkuk?); there is good stuff there! Read the Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 3-11) and try to live up to them! Remember, we should purify ourselves before trying to lead others to a closer walk with God. Women particularly will enjoy the Book of Ruth, a love story for the ages. Men will profit from reading the Letter of James in the New Testament, a social gospel, to be sure, and one that calls on the men of the church family to help the pastor care for the flock. And pray!!!

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Ascension church to present an evening of solo Bach By Carol Z. Shane In Gail Godwin’s novel “The Finishing School,” one of the characters recalls her grandfather referring to his favorite composer as “J. Sanity Bach.” Indeed, the structured, sublime music of the Baroque master tends to calm our minds and our souls, and on Monday, Feb. 6, you can partake of some of that sonic sanity when the Episcopal Church of the Ascension presents “Music of J.S. Bach: Three Unaccompanied Partitas and Sonatas.” Part of the Friends of Music and the Arts series, the concert features Knoxville Symphony Orchestra violinists Sean Claire and Sarah Barker Ringer and the orchestra’s assistant concertmaster Gordon Tsai. Each performing a solo piece, they’ll make the most of Ascension’s acoustically magnificent sanctuary – a favorite performance venue for musicians all over Knoxville. “For me, unaccompanied Bach is the most demanding and satisfying music there is for solo violin,”

Sequoyah to host open house Sequoyah Elementary School will host an informational open house for parents of rising kindergarteners 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the school, 942 Southgate Road. Parents will learn about the curriculum, PTA, Sequoyah Elementary Foundation and enrollment information, and will be able to tour the kindergarten classrooms. Info: 594-1360.

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KSO violinists Gordon Tsai, Sean Claire and Sarah Barker Ringer will present solo music of Bach on Monday, Feb. 6. Photos submitted says Ringer. “It never gets old, because there’s always another way to interpret it, and fresh ways to hear it. Even though it’s extremely structured music, it also has deep emotional content and a deeply spiritual and meditative quality. The space at Ascension is really perfect for this music, too.” James Garvey, music director and organist at Ascension, says he is pleased to give otherwise “rank and file” KSO violinists an opportunity to shine. “Sarah is a parishioner here. She never gets a chance to prepare this type of repertoire; she’s always got her nose to the grindstone learning her

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symphony music!” Garvey greatly admires the music of Bach and says, “In years past, we presented all six of the counterpart solo cello suites. People don’t often get to hear the violin pieces. I hope we can also present the other three at some time in the future.” He has enjoyed such a concert in a darkened sanctuary, and is thinking of creating the same atmosphere at Ascension. Already well known for its support and celebration of liturgical arts, Ascension established the music series in 1999. It has featured performances by The Tallis Scholars, Anony-

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live, wisdom is welcomed. Rotary’s monthly magazine always begins with the president’s message. Here are some words of w i s dom in Germ’s message to John Germ Rotarians throughout the world in the February issue: “… The world needs Rotary more than ever. It needs our courage, our optimism, and our idealism. It needs the voice of tolerance, cooperation, and hope that we can offer. It needs the example of an organization that has proven that the citizens of all countries can work together successfully, gladly, and in friendship.” Germ’s theme this year is “Rotary Serving Humanity” and it’s a powerful message!

tary International selects a theme for his or her presidential year, and presidentelect Ian H.S. Riseley’s theme for 2017-18 is “Rotary: Making a Difference.” Riseley, an Australian, says that protecting the environment and curbing climate change are essential to Rotary’s goal of sustainable service. He challenged every Rotary club to make a difference by planting a tree for each of its members between the start of the Rotary year on July 1, 2017 and Earth Day on April 22, 2018. Two other areas of focus he identified were recruiting more female members and members under the age of 40. ■■ World Rotary Day

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Drocella Mugorewera is a grateful American These days we’re hearing a lot of talk about refugees. East Knoxville resident Drocella Mugorewera knows something about that topic. The executive director of Bridge Refugee Services, located at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, she fled her native Rwanda in 2008 and arrived in Knoxville in 2009. Through Bridge, she was able to find a connection to her church and employment as a production sales associate with Goodwill Industries. Before that, she had been head of Rwanda’s Ministry of Natural Resources: Land, Forests, Environment and Mining. Because of previous genocidal campaigns and attempts to suppress them, which only resulted in more violence, Mugorewera had

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been, she says, “enduring the situation. But it was getting worse and worse.” On her way to a conference, “something happened which was terrifying,” she says. “I spent two nights without sleeping. What do you choose? Death or life?” Leaving her husband, two children and three nieces behind, she fled to Uganda, then Kenya, where she began the process of proving her refugee status. She was investigated, fingerprinted and interviewed. After arriving in America, she underwent a similar

Drocella Mugorewera is executive director of Bridge Refugee Services. Photo by Carol Z. Shane process and was approved. Over the next two years, all family members were able to join her. As of this May, all will have graduated from college, including husband Jen, who earned an accounting degree and now

works as a CPA. “I have an accountant, a nurse, a flight attendant, an MBA and a human resources manager,” says Mugorewera, clearly proud of her kids. “To see them all graduate from college is one of my dreams.”

The family has been Habitat for Humanity homeowners for the last three years. Mugorewera enjoys the parks and lakes of East Tennessee. “The environment is in my bones,” she says. “When I fled, I lost a country, I lost a family, I lost my belongings,” she says. “I lost everything. It’s just starting from scratch when you come here. Finding peace, freedom, friends, support. This is a country of opportunities. I hope I can restore what I lost, but also go beyond.” She wants to be a successful businesswoman and to continue to reach out to people in need. “I want to touch many people’s lives, spiritually, socially and economically. I want to be a beacon of hope. “I’m very proud and thankful to the government

of America. One of my duties is to educate the community about how people get here and what they can do. Some people don’t understand that these are new Americans coming; they are our neighbors, friends of our children. We have to work together to see how they can integrate because they bring cultural and economic values to our nation. America is built on an immigrant background and we are very thankful for people who donate time, cash, talents, love and kindness to make these people feel at home. Many of them have been in horrific, terrible environments – wars, violence, persecution. It means a lot for them to find a strong, supportive, welcoming community. “I hope that culture of welcoming and hospitality will remain forever.”

Practical pieces can create stylish winter look By Betsy Pickle You hear it all the time during East Tennessee’s fickle cold-weather months: layer, layer, layer. But layering doesn’t have to be boring and practical. Fashion expert Lee Ann Hasemeyer showed a group of women at the South Knoxville Senior Center how clothing layers can add style and personality, not just warmth. Hasemeyer, whose day job is with Always Best Care Senior Services, used to work in retail clothing. On her visit to SoKno last week, she noted that in public, we are always representing something, whether it’s a business or a group or simply ourselves, so it’s important to make a good impression with our attire.

Looking at her audience, she said, “I feel like I’m preaching to the choir here. … You all look great.” The attendees seemed to have followed Hasemeyer’s first piece of advice: Find your own style. But she suggested checking out magazines with layouts of complete looks for more ideas. Hasemeyer chuckled as she recalled an incident in which a woman at a store asked for her help choosing drapes because she looked “put together.” She said that the current trend of longer sweaters was appropriate for women over 50, with leggings, jeggings and skinny jeans and cute boots to finish the look. With some basic outfits spread upon a table, Hasemeyer went to work to dem-

onstrate the important concept of contrast, which can encompass light and dark, patterns, colors and textures. She warned against monochromatic attire, encouraging the use of items that “blend” rather than “match.” Jackets, vests and scarves are all useful in providing warm layers, but they also can help with contrast, she said. She especially pushed scarves; she likes to start with a short end down the front, wrapping the length around the neck and having the other end slightly off level from the first. She pointed out that wide scarves can double as a wrap indoors, for a little extra warmth. Capes are also useful pieces in an East Tennessee wardrobe, she said.

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Fleetwood Photo & Digital again offers huge video transfer sale By Carol Z. Shane since 1985. “We want to give folks a chance When the groundhog pokes his head to clear out those stacks of tapes again.” out of his burrow on Feb. 2, his shadow Fleetwood will provide one DVD per might not be the most exciting thing tape, no matter the length of the tape. he’ll be able to see. If he’s taken all his Also, Distefano is careful to clarify that VHS tapes to Fleetwood Photo & Digi- by 8mm videotape, he doesn’t mean the tal, he’ll also have an easily accessible old 8mm movie tape from granddad’s trove of furry family memories to cheer day. Fleetwood does have the capability him up through the impending days of to transfer that type of medium, but not … winter? Spring? Who knows? for this price in this sale. Even if you’re not a This is also a great groundhog, you can time to make dupliavail yourself of cate copies at the some of the best same low price prices you’ll ever of $10.95 apiece. see for VHS-toFor various other DVD transfer. prices, Distefano Starting Thursand his staff can day, Feb. 2, Fleeteven upload your wood will transfer videos to the intera minimum of 10 net and make digiVHS, VHS-C and tal files. There’s a Clearly, the husband who designed 8mm videotape host of possibilithe mug on the right is a true rorecordings, inties. mantic. You can find all sorts of cute cluding standard, Also on hand in Valentine gifts at Fleetwood Photo & digital, and hi-8, the coming month Digital, as well as one of the best and to DVD for $10.95 will be various most popular sales of the year. Photo each. That’s a great Valentine’s Day submitted deal; prices for gifts. “Come in videotape transfer and see what we’ve usually start at $29.95 each for fewer got,” says Distefano. “We love foot trafthan 10 tapes. And if you do have few- fic.” And of course, for an extra special er than 10 tapes, you can still get great Valentine’s Day gift, you can make a savings at $17.95 each – almost half the memory book for your sweetie online or usual price. They’ll also transfer your in-store. mini-DVs at an additional $2 each. All So round up those VHS tapes and orders are prepaid. bring a box full to Fleetwood Photo & “The last promotion was wildly success- Digital. Those video family memories ful,” says Frank Distefano, who with his will give you joy for years – and generawife, Doris, has run the popular business tions – to come.

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By Sandra Clark Gov. Bill Haslam is lobbying hard for a gasoline tax increase, in part by sharing information on local projects that could be delayed if the revenue for roads is not increased. Mark Nagi of TDOT says Haslam’s plan would allow 962 projects to be completed, underway or under contract in the next 12-13 years. Otherwise, at curBill Haslam rent funding levels, it could be 40-50 years before those projects are undertaken. Unlike most states, Tennessee does not borrow money to build roads.

Knox County’s 19 projects include: ■■Alcoa Highway, four projects totaling $70.5 million; ■■Bridges on I-40 at 17th Street ($2.9 million) and Wesley Road ($2.4 million); ■■Bridge on I-275 at Elm Street ($3.6 million); ■■Bridges on Northshore Drive over Sinking Creek ($2.7 million) and Jackson Avenue over ramp to Gay Street ($5.1 million). Haslam’s proposal calls for a 7-cent hike on gasoline and 12-cent increase on diesel fuel, while calling for tax cuts in other areas, including food, according to The Tennessean. Tennessee’s gas tax, which is currently 21.4 cents per gallon on gasoline, was last raised in 1989.

Duncan School of Law ranks high in bar pass rate The Lincoln Memorial University - John J. Duncan Jr. School of Law (LMU Law) posted the highest first-time pass rate in school history with the release of the July 2016 Tennessee bar exam results.

With a first-time pass rate of 87.5 percent, LMU Law beat the state average of 73.23 percent for firsttime bar takers. Three out of the four re-examinees from LMU Law, or 75 percent, also passed the July 2016

Tanner Ridenour promoted at family firm Tanner Ridenour has been promoted to vice president of Ridenour Companies LLC, making him the third generation in the family business where he has worked since age 16. Tanner’s grandfather, the late Joe Ridenour, built homes in North Knox County. Joe’s son Steven Ridenour and his wife, Jill, grew the business into Ridenour commercial development and property management. Tanner said he’s been involved with all aspects of the business, going into the field with project managers, meeting with new clients, and writing leases. He said his dad continues to work hard at the business.

“And the harder we work, the luckier we get.” Tanner Ridenour graduated from UT in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in business. He also holds a real estate license and is now working toward a broker’s license and CCIM designation. In 2015, Tanner became a partner in Ridenour Companies LLC, which is the parent company of J.S. Ridenour Construction, Ridenour Development, Ridenour Realty and Ridenour Properties. The company is headquartered on Conner Road near Tennova North between Halls and Powell. The Ridenours own and lease commercial real estate in Halls including Will’s Village and North Place, East Knoxville in the Valley View and Cherry Street areas and West Knox County.

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Three local engineers have been selected to participate in the 2017 Tennessee Leadership PE class, a program designed to sharpen the skills of high potential engineering leaders and current mid-level and senior leaders. Local engineers selected are: Lawson Bordley, PE, project engineer, Robert G. Campbell & Associates; Robert Dickenson, PE, senior engineer/project manager, Volkert Inc.; and Kristin Qualls, TDOT operations district engineer, Tennessee Department of Transportation. Directed by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Tennessee, the program targets engineers identified by their  firm as a “future  leader” of their business. The program includes orientation in January and five additional monthly sessions held in locations across the state.

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Knox County Extension Master Gardeners will present the following gardening classes, all free. ■■ “Spring Lawn Repair: What a Mess!” 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golfclub Road. Presented by Master Gar-

The Veterans Legal Advice Clinic will be held noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, Knox County Public Defender’s Office, 1101 Liberty St. Attorneys will be available to provide consultations in legal issues such as family law, landlord/ tenant, bankruptcy, criminal defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, child support, personal injury and more. The free clinic is sponsored by the Knoxville Bar Association, Knoxville Barristers, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Knox County Public Defenders Community Law Office, the University of Tennessee College of Law and the local Veterans Affairs Office.

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Cacophony on the ridge We get top-notch periodical publications from each of our favorite nature- and conservation-related organizations, and I look forward every month to looking through them for the newest developments and the latest findings. One that really caught my eye this past month offered me an explanation for what, to me, has become a worrisome local situation. It was in the National Wildlife Federation publication, with the clever title, “Coping with Chronic Clamor.” Now, we’ve all heard about light pollution, the dimming of our night skies by all the lights of urban sprawl. Those of us near town can hardly see the stars any more. The Milky Way? Almost never. But noise pollution? We are actually afflicted more by noise pollution than by light pollution – the noise is with us 24 hours a day. We’ve become accustomed to the background hum of traffic, machinery, air-conditioning and heating units, and entertainment devices. Known for a long time now to have bad effects on birds and other wildlife, it certainly affects us humans, too. We were originally designed to function in a quiet world of natural sounds, aware of what is happening around us. We are losing those skills as we are immersed in constant noise. The Chronic Clamor article in National Wildlife? It related a series of studies on the effects of modern-day noise pollution on the lives of our birds. The first one was about saw-whet owls, little bitty guys that make their living catching mice. In the dark. By ear. The research guys found that natural-gas compression stations where

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they lived in Idaho could make enough noise so that the owls couldn’t hear their surroundings well enough to catch any mice at all. I can picture the maintenance guys out there scratching their heads, wondering why they’re having all those mice messing up their equipment. Another study was from San Francisco. The people there, studying the various songs their whitecrowned sparrows used to sing, found that the songs had all devolved into one, single, loud song, to enable the birds to hear each other over the noise of the traffic. But the study that really caught my attention, because it had direct applications to us here in Knoxville, was about the effects of traffic noise along a usually quiet, remote wooded ridge in southern Idaho. Normally, migrating birds would stop on the ridge to rest and fuel up on energy-rich caterpillars, to allow them to continue flying on. The scientists rigged up a “phantom road” by placing several sets of loudspeakers along the ridge, playing traffic noise that mimicked the usual sounds of traffic in a national park. And they found that the noise caused a third of the migrating birds, unable to safely communicate with one another, to avoid pausing there in their travel – moving on, it is hoped, to a quieter place somewhere. And how does all this apply to us here, especially

the birders? Well, we have a nice wooded ridge that has been a premier spring migrant refueling stop over the years. “Bird Finding in Tennessee,” a book published by Michael Lee Bierly of Nashville nearly 40 years ago, has Tennessee birding site #85 introduced by these words: “Where in 1.3 miles can you see 28 species of warblers and 80 species of birds in a morning’s walk in May?” The answer, as every local birder would know, is Sharp’s Ridge, known more properly now as Sharp’s Ridge Memorial Park. The Ridge has always been a destination for birders, beginners to advanced. The Knoxville Bird Club has four weekly spring bird walks there, the last part of April and the first part of May. A 1992 Bird List for the Ridge, put out by City of Knoxville Department of Parks with the guidance of the Bird Club, lists 153 species of birds having been seen up there. That includes an astounding 36 species of warblers, essentially all the warblers found in eastern North America. But as the years have gone by, the older birding veterans have seen those wonderful, warbler-filled April mornings become increasingly few and far between. We already know that our songbirds have decreased in numbers by 50, 70, 90 percent in some cases, over the past 60 years or so. These pitiful numbers are mainly attributed to loss of wintering grounds due to deforestation, and loss of food sources and nesting habitat from development and urban sprawl. These facts certainly account for Sharp’s Ridge’s

fading glory, but the article about the quiet ridge in Idaho made me wonder if the absence of the birds up there on the Ridge might not also be related to the noise up there. Sharp’s Ridge has experienced exponential increase in noise since the 1960s. All the way around the Ridge – look at I-275 on the west, I-640 on the north, Broadway on the east. And then on the south, the cacophony of Knoxville – trucks and cars, machines, trains, sirens and horns. Then there are the housing developments, condos, businesses, all marching along the sides and up the slopes, working their way toward all the communication installations strung out along the top. It’s truly noisy up there. Of course, all of our quiet places are under pressure from things that make noise. A perfect example is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – you would think, a place of peaceful, natural quiet. But until the Park Service put a stop to it, there were entrepreneurs up there flying helicopters into the Park to dump happy tourists off for a mountaintop picnic experience. Helicopters are about as loud as it gets. But, just the clamor of normal daily life as we now know it to be cancels out a lot of natural sounds that we now barely remember, or have never even experienced. Somewhere in East Tennessee there is a remote, quiet, wooded ridge where, every spring, there appear waves of warblers, along with scarlet tanagers, Baltimore orioles and rosebreasted grosbeaks, resting, singing, and feeding. Quiet? It will be hard to find. I hope you’ll let me know if you do.

Presidential pets By Kip Oswald Truly, sometimes my favorite family member is my dog, Sachi. He is always happy to see me, listens to all my problems and never tells any of my secrets. He is reKip ally the best friend a guy can have! This made me think about our new president’s son, who is close to my age and surely going to need a friend in the White House when he gets there. It seems he won’t be moving to the White House until he finishes the school year at his current school in New York City. So there is still time for him to persuade his dad to get a pet. However, right now he doesn’t have any kind of pet, so they would be one of the few president’s families not to have one. This, of course, got me looking into all the past “first pets.” In fact, there have been over 400 animals kept in the president’s house as first pets. Our country’s first pets have made history that I will retell over the next several weeks.

Our first president, George Washington, kept almost 50 pets at his presidential home, including horses and 36 hounds. Two of his hound dogs created the first foxhound in the United States, and the King of Spain gave him the first male donkey in the United States. Thomas Jefferson, our third president, had several pets, but his favorite was a mockingbird that rode on his shoulder and sang along with him when he played the violin. He also had two grizzly bears in a cage on the White House lawn. Alligator for a pet? John Quincy Adams, our sixth president, kept an alligator as a pet in his bathtub at the White House. Other unusual pets were kept by James Buchanan, the 15th president. He kept an eagle at the White House, along with a 170-pound dog that was the largest dog ever to live at the White House. Lara, the dog, was known for lying still for a long time with one eye open and one eye closed. Next week, I will tell two Thanksgiving stories that involve presidential pets! Send your comments swordtn@gmail.com

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last words Davenport shreds diversity Those who had worried that the first female chancellor at UTK, Beverly Davenport, would be serious about diversity can rest easy based on her appointments to the first significant committee she named – the search committee for the new athletic director Davenport to replace Dave Hart. She shredded diversity with her six appointments. The six include only one woman and no AfricanAmericans, but two male trustees and the brother of a third trustee who is the chair of the UT board. Two are neighbors who live three houses apart on Lyons View Pike in West Knoxville on either side of the neglected historic UT-owned Williams House. The woman is Donna Thomas, who works for Hart and will help choose the person she will be working for. Stunning that no African-American serves on this search effort given that a large number of the players for basketball and football are AfricanAmerican. Women make up almost half of the total UT athletic program, not to mention the Title IX issues UT has paid millions to go away, but only one of the six is female and she has an acute conflict of interest. The best-known member is obviously Peyton Manning. This past weekend he made news by speaking to the GOP Congressional meeting in Philadelphia, along with President Donald Trump. There are several well-known UT female athletes such as Candace Parker, Chamique Holdsclaw, Semeka Randall and Tamika Catchings who maintain ties to UTK and could serve along with Manning. The truth is, Davenport’s committee includes members of great ability and significant achievements.

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They contribute to our civic society in many ways. But they have been placed in an unfortunate situation that could be resolved easily by expanding the committee. It does not look good when half of a committee are trustees or related to a trustee. Two of these members helped recruit Derek Dooley to UT as football coach. We all know how well that worked out. Mistakes can be made, even by wellknown, respected people. What is also remarkable and exceptionally inconsistent about this committee is the obvious desire for the UT board of trustees to own it. On paper and in theory the campus athletic director reports to Chancellor Davenport. The board of trustees just approved her hiring as chancellor. No way she will turn down or even question the finalist this committee picks given who is on it. New trustees are always told that they should not micromanage the university, just as the Legislature is told the same. However, here Davenport has basically turned over the hiring of the new AD to the people who run the board. Will she do the same when she names the search committee for a new provost? So why did Davenport do this? It is hard to come up with an answer on this. However, it is not too late to expand the search committee to give proper representation to all. Hopefully, UT will move to remedy this. ■■ Bob Clement, former U.S. representative and TVA director, is out with a book on his life titled “Presidents, Kings and Convicts.” It starts with growing up in the Governor’s Residence. Not clear whether Clement will do a book signing here in Knoxville.

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Winter workouts, then and now Winter workouts are under way at Tennessee – famous new strength and conditioning coach, new goals, positive attitudes, favorable conditions. Motivation is firmly in place. Players need only review the Vandy video to conclude the need for improvement. The Vols have great facilities. Official description is state of the art. Modern machines are or were all around. Ambiance is the stuff of champions. Refreshments are available. The team will strive to get stronger and quicker. One plan will not fit all. Individuals, as Butch likes to say, will have individual programs designed to meet their needs. Rock Gullickson has a book of plans. He may have a scientific formula for reducing injuries. This is critical. The winter aspect of college football is completely different from the good old days. Robert R. Neyland suggested that players not get fat in the off-season, what there was of it. His idea of the lull between storms was a couple of weeks of fishing in Florida. Early spring practice was vigorous. Under the guidance of Bowden Wyatt, football

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players were encouraged to stay in shape. They could lift weights or participate in racquetball or handball. They could play intramural basketball or sign up for a volunteer, noncredit physical education class. Real live winter workouts arrived with young coach Doug Dickey. He had learned the value as an assistant coach at Arkansas. He was surprised that UT had nothing similar. Dickey told the story of sending forth a search committee to find a place for workouts. It didn’t find much. There was running room at Dean Planters Tobacco Warehouse. Weather permitting, there were open spaces at the agriculture campus. The report mentioned the possibility of the northwest corner of Neyland Stadium, under Section X. It was described as unsuitable, dirty, drab and dreary, space once used for storage. Dickey inspected it. He said the room looked like

something left over from the Civil War, except dusty cobwebs appeared older. The coach could have made it better. He made it worse. He installed old mats on the floor and hung a heavy rope from on high. Those who thought they wanted to be on his football team were going to do agility drills, wrestle, fight and scratch as if their life depended on it and then climb that blasted rope, hand over hand, until they bumped their head on the concrete ceiling. Center Bob Johnson remembers a one-on-one war, Vols on opposite sides of the mat, no rules, do anything you want to get to the other side. Tempo was frantic for other drills, run here, jump there! Down on the mat, up on your feet, seat roll right, jump up again, forward tumble. Everywhere a player looked or landed, there was another assistant coach yelling for more speed and greater effort. Dickey said some players were overcome by the setting and spirited exercises and lost their lunch. He admitted the smell was terrible. One of his most dramatic terms described the winter workout scene: “A stinking mess.”

Joe Graham, sophomore guard, landed right in the middle of it. There wasn’t room under Section X for all players. There were groups with different times to report. Joe was in the third group. “We arrived to the sound and smell of some of the guys throwing up. In the middle of the winter, the room seemed nearly steamy. Everybody was sweating. I don’t remember how long we worked but it seemed forever.” Dewey Warren was there. The scene matched his imagination of Marine boot camp, only worse. “Under Section X was like a dungeon, dark and smelly, the worst place I’ve ever been.” Bert Ackermann recalls that complaints to Coach Dickey went unheeded. Robbie Franklin said there were more losses than lunches. “We lost several teammates that first winter.” Ackermann said it was a special learning experience. “It was the foundation for the great comeback of Tennessee football under Doug Dickey.” Now would be a good time for a great comeback under Butch Jones. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is westwest6@netzero.com

Knox to prosecute aggravated animal cruelty A Corryton man has been charged with killing two neighborhood dogs on Thanksgiving morning and faces two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals. Billy C. Mounger Jr. is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Feb. 23 in Criminal Sessions Billy C. Court. UnMounger Jr. like a “simple” animal cruelty case, which is a misdemeanor, aggravated cruelty is a Class E felony, punishable by one to six years in prison and a fine of up to $3,000. “We don’t see a lot of these cases,” said Sean McDermott, public information officer with the Knox County District Attorney General’s office. “We only had one case brought last

Betty Bean year in criminal court.” That’s because law defines aggravated cruelty as an act committed “in a depraved and sadistic manner,” which creates a high threshold for the prosecution to prove. The case brought last year is scheduled for trial in March. Jethro and JuJu belonged to Frances Thompson and her husband, Eric Schafferman. Thompson sounded the alert on her Facebook page Thanksgiving Day after the dogs didn’t return from their morning run. “Jethro (blond) and Juju (black) are missing from the Wood Road area in Gibbs/Corryton. Left home

Thanksgiving morning without breakfast. Both are friendly and have collars with names and our phone number. Please call or message me if you have seen them. Please share.” The warrant says that Mounger shot the dogs “with aggravated cruelty and no justifiable purpose,” dragged their bodies out of the woods, loaded them into his pickup truck and drove to Irwin Road and dumped them. When found, their collars had been removed. Mounger also was charged with violating a state law requiring “big game” hunters to wear daylight fluorescent orange. Jethro, whom Thompson describes as a big, goofy Lab/boxer mix, had lived with the family for a year. Juju, who was black with a notch bitten out of one of her big pointy ears, was adopted from a friend who

could no longer give her the attention she needed. There were two other dogs in the household, as well. “This broke our hearts,” Thompson said. “It broke our hearts. “Eric and I both just sort of held each other and cried for a long time. He goes into a shell and gets real quiet. I cried every night. Jethro’s probably the most joybringing dog we ever had.” McDermott said his office sees three or four misdemeanor cases of animal cruelty per week in Sessions Court. Most of the cases involve dogs, followed closely by horses. Cats come in third, and are typically victims of hoarding situations. Under a state law that went into effect last year, the names of those convicted of aggravated animal abuse will be recorded on a registry, and will remain there for two years.

Putting 5,430 kids into 6,550 spaces: Knox County flunks math Numbers revealed last week show Knox County Schools will have 5,430 kids for 6,550 middle school spaces in eight schools in 2018 when the new middle school opens at Gibbs. The challenge: Finding enough kids to populate Gibbs Middle School without wrecking Holston.

Here’s one model: Gibbs: Pull 100-200 from Halls, aligning the middle and high school zones. Take whatever kids come out of Gibbs and Corryton elementary schools. That will leave Gibbs Middle short to start, but folks swear growth will follow the school construction. (They

Sandra Clark might have been better off extending sewer lines. Time will tell.)

Leave Gresham and Whittle Springs alone. Trim enrollment at South-Doyle by using the river as its boundary. Kids on the east side would attend Vine or Holston. Holston: Rezone 200 from Carter to Holston. Currently, the Carter zone includes Holston Hills, a

stone’s throw to Holston Middle. This solves the middle school dilemma without closing a school. A more fiscally sound model would convert all or some of Vine to headquarters for the central office. “Be creative,” said Cynthia Finch. “Open a school

at Gibbs for the people who live there. Don’t zone anybody. Find other uses (for the empty spaces).” We’re running out of time for creativity. The number crunchers might look at a combined high and middle school at Holston. One thing’s for sure – we won’t all live happily ever after.

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HealtH & lifestyles News From Fort saNders regioNal medical ceNter

A new baby for a new year After being raised with a little sister who is nine years younger and being around nieces and nephews from six half-siblings, Melanie Mullins can say she has quite a bit of experience with babies. Still, the enormity of the situation was not lost on her. Mullins found out she was pregnant, and it came as a complete surprise. “We were not actively trying to start a family,” she says. “We were both a little scared, but also excited.” While the thought of having a baby was a little overwhelming, there was something that brought her peace. It was her faith in the medical staff at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. “I chose Fort Sanders Regional because I had been a patient there before and felt like I was really cared about while I was there,” Mullins says. The birth of a first child is a monumental event in the life of a family, but Fort Sanders Regional delivers more than 2,000 babies each year, so first-time moms-to-be can set their minds at ease. Expectant parents find exceptional medical backup with one of the best equipped neonatal units in the area. Specialized OB surgical suites are designed for ultimate efficiency. If there are complications, it’s comforting to know that East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is just steps away, and the two hospitals are connected by a tunnel, with medical coverage and care available around the clock. Jan. 2, 2017, was the original due date, but Mullins went into labor on December 31, 2016. Like many other first-time moms, she wasn’t sure if it was the real thing or a false alarm. “It was hard to get ready to leave the house, and I kept having to lie down,” she says. “I finally realized that it was definitely ‘go time,’ so I phoned the doctor and told

her I was on my way.” Mullins gave birth to the hospital’s official New Year’s Baby. Little Adalynn Irons made her grand entrance into the world at 1:45 a.m. on Jan. 1. Months of morning sickness had caused some concern about the health of the baby,

be more pleased. “I was nervous about being a new mom, but the doctors and nurses kept me calm and confident,” Mom and baby are happy and Mullins says. “The staff was healthy after a New Year’s amazing, from the nurses to the delivery at Fort Sanders Regional anesthesiologist who administered my epidural.” Mullins appreciated the quality of care and she also appreciated the compassion the nurses exhibited, making sure she was well cared for. That included little gestures of thoughtfulness that aren’t part of a nurse’s usual job description. “On my last evening in the hospital, I was hungry at about 4 a.m., and asked the nurse where the closest vending machine was,” Mullins recalls. “She brought me a sandwich, fruit, peanut butter and crackers, and a Sprite. “It was just the sweetest thing,” Mullins says. “I just want to hug them all.” Mullins says it’s “pretty neat” to be the mother of the New Year’s Baby. “The staff made me feel special, and I am glad I will have such a special story to tell my daughter when she is older.” Mother and baby are both doing well, although Mullins admits they’re both very tired. The new mom says her biggest challenge is trying not to worry, a common concern for every caring mom. “I just want to be the best mom possible,” Mullins says. Mullins is emphatic in recommending Fort Sanders Regional for expectbut Adalyn was a ant mothers. “It’s important to feel cared completely healthy about and listened to when you are having newborn. a baby,” she says, “and that is exactly my “My appetite was never re- experience.” ally there,” Mullins says. “We were surprised and grateful that she weighed seven To learn more about the birthing center pounds, 12 ounces at birth.” at Fort Sanders Regional, visit In fact, everything about the childbirth www.fswomensspecialists.com. experience went well, and Mullins couldn’t

Pre-delivery classes available through Teddy Bear University As you or a loved one prepares to give birth, you may benefit from classes through Teddy Bear University in breastfeeding, breathing and birthing relaxation tips and infant and child CPR. All classes are held in the classrooms on the lobby level of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Class schedules are available at http://www.covenanthealth.com/2016-fsr-schedule. The following classes are offered: ◊ Breastfeeding – Learn breastfeeding basics including correct positioning, tips for returning to work and an overview of breast pumps. Fathers-to-be are encouraged to attend. ◊ Sibling Class – Siblings age 4 to 10 are welcome to attend Sibling Class, which promotes family bonding to help reduce jealous feelings. A tour of the birthing facility is also included in this class. ◊ Birth and Babies Today –This five-week series covers the variations of labor and birth, breathing techniques, tips for your support person and care for the new mom and baby. This class is recommended for first-time parents starting in their sixth or seventh month and includes a facility tour. ◊ Super Saturday Class – The Birth and Babies Today class is condensed into one all-day Saturday class for women in their seventh or eighth month of pregnancy. This session is not recommended for first-time parents. ◊ Infant and Child CPR and Safety – American Heart Association-certified instructors are on-site to teach parents and caregivers how to effectively perform CPR and removal of airway obstruction for infants and children. All Teddy Bear University dates, times and fees are available at www.CovenantHealth.com/TeddyBearU or by calling (865) 673-FORT.

A special partnership Because of a special partnership with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital (ETCH), there is no safer place for a baby’s beginning than Fort Sanders Regional. The two facilities have an open door policy, so there’s nothing to slow down the effort to provide immediate, expert care to newborns who need it. When a baby who needs specialized care is born at Fort Sanders Regional, a team from Children’s quickly assembles and moves through the tunnel connecting the two hospitals. Babies are immediately assessed by pediatric specialists and if necessary, head back to a brand new neonatal intensive care unit at ETCH. While medical staff at Fort Sanders work to stabilize new moms, families are able to visit newborns without traveling too far from the delivery room. The close proximity not only provides convenience to patients and families, but provides the assurance that every neonatal service needed is available right next door.

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B-2 • February 1, 2017 • Shopper news

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Shopper news • February 1, 2017 • B-3

One of the teams from Premier Athletics in Knoxville wows the crowds at the Knoxville Grand Championship competition on Saturday.

All smiles after their competitive routine are Miliana Espiritu, Presley Scarbrough and Makiyah Hancock, members of the Knoxville Twisters Vortex.

Weekend for cheers

By Sherri Gardner Howell

Just for fun, says Halli Archer, as she demonstrates a back tuck.

There was much to cheer about in Knoxville this past weekend. The Evergreen Ball raised funds for Friends of the Smokies. “42nd Street” had Broadway at the Tennessee ticket-holders singing “We’re in the Money.” Chocolatefest was raising funds for Ronald McDonald House at the Convention Center. Because I have no willpower, my subconscious switched my calendar entry on Chocolatefest from end-

ing at 4 p.m. to starting at 4 p.m. At 4:01, there wasn’t an ant-sized crumb of chocolate left at the convention center. What was still in full swing, however, was Cheersport’s Knoxville Grand Championship for kids of all ages, representing teams from Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Barbourville, Ky. That’s where the cheering – and jumping and twisting and flying – was in full throttle. The event was an all-day affair for the 90-plus teams, including 19 teams representing four training clubs in Knoxville. Competing were teams from Premier Athletics, Knoxville Twisters, Farragut and Cheerville Athletics. The athleticism of these youngsters is impressive; the stunts, heart stopping.

Brooke Pohrivchak does a cartwheel as she waits for judging results.

Beyond the glitter and glam were youngsters having a really fun Saturday while showcasing their skills. Cheersport has seen phenomenal growth. I wanted to call the corporate office just because I love the toll-free number: 888-READY-OK.

Laiken Lawson gets in on the “resting period” fun as the girls from Knoxville Twisters Vortex wait for winners to be announced. Photos by Sherri Gardner Howell

It can be a hard life for siblings at all-day cheering events, but Dipping Dots help, says Josh Pohrivchak, with father Nik. Josh is a student at Ritta Elementary.

In the waiting area at the Knoxville Convention Center, Brooke Pohrivchak and Halli Archer, from one of the Knoxville Twister Vortex teams, strike a pose, as Carolyn Pohrivchak lends support. Both girls are students at Ritta Elementary.

A team from Premier Athletics watches and cheers as a sister squad takes the stage at Cheersport’s Knoxville Grand Championship.

One mom said call this photo “Technology comes to cheer competition.” As soon as a camera flash goes off, however, the teenagers strike a pose! From left are Harper Kirby, Caroline Elliott, Carly Minhinnett and Sydney Hollingsworth, all of Halls.

HAPPENINGS ■■ Production of “The Surprising Story of the Three Little Pigs” by Knoxville Children’s Theatre, Thursdays-Sundays, through Feb. 5, 109 E. Churchwell Ave. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 1 and 5 p.m. Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Info/tickets: childrenstheatreknoxville.com. ■■ Jazz Lunch at the Square Room featuring Top Brass with Thomas Heflin and Mitch Butler, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 4 Market Square Building. Admission: $15; includes lunch buffet by Café 4. Tickets: knoxjazz.org or at Café 4.

■■ “Outside Mullingar” will be performed on the Clarence Brown Mainstage Feb. 1-19. The production features a UT faculty member and visiting professional guest actors. Performance schedule/tickets: 974-5161 or clarencebrowntheatre.com.

■■ Knoxville Writers’ Guild meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Central UMC fellowship hall, 201 E. Third Ave. Program: Performance poets Jeb Herrin, Ben McClendon and Rhea Carmon. Admission: suggested $2. Info: KnoxvilleWritersGuild.org.

■■ The Authors Guild of Tennessee meeting, 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Faith Lutheran Church, 225 Jamestowne Blvd. Published authors invited. Info: authorsguildoftn.org.

■■ Sara Evans in concert, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Knoxville Civic Auditorium, 500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. Tickets: knoxvillecoliseum.com.

■■ Bee Friends beekeeping group meeting, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Walters State Community College auditorium, Tazewell Campus. Speaker: Bodie Osborne; topic: bee nutrition and making more honey. All welcome.

■■ Opening reception for “Divergent and Bloom” with art by Sam Artman and Lisa Luterno, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 N. Broadway. Exhibit on display through Feb. 25. Info: Jessica Gregory, 556-8676,

BroadwayStudiosAndGallery@gmail.com; BroadwayStudiosAndGallery.com. ■■ Public reception for new exhibits, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Exhibits on display Feb. 3-24: “The Slovene Independent Biennial,” lower gallery; National Juried Exhibition of 2017, Balcony gallery; “Through My Eyes: Works by Derrick Freeman, an Autistic Artist,” display case; “Travel ... Begins Close to Home” by Cheryl Sharp, the Atrium; “Mother’s Dream Quilt,” recently created by the Tennessee chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Info: 523-7543 or knoxalliance.com.

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