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VOL. 7 NO. 24

Envision the future,


Messing with the school board

Something about the school board not being subject to term limits is an itch other local politicians can’t stop trying to scratch. “Why should they be above any other elected official in the county?” asked Commissioner Mike Brown, one of the most persistent advocates of term limits for school board members.

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Miracle maker Persistence paid off when A.L. Lotts Elementary School teacher Karla Fultz entered Oak Ridge Associated Universities’ Extreme Classroom Makeover for the third time. She won $25,000 to spend on technology for her 5th grade classroom. Fultz is excited, but also overwhelmed. She plans to devote much of her time over the next few weeks to learning how to use the new equipment. She may not be savvy when it comes to electronics, but her creativity shines through in the video she wrote for the ORAU contest, which is on the consortium’s website.

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Citizens ns d discuss iscuss Lakeshore Park By Wendy Smith

Members of the community expressed creative ideas for Lakeshore Park during the first of several meetings the city has planned to determine the park’s future. They included a boathouse, an “old folks home,” a quilt museum and a dirt bike track. One gentleman suggested a lyceum, which had some attendees scratching their heads. (A lyceum is a hall for public lectures or discussion.) But others said they’d like the park to stay the same. Angela Bobbit said she enjoys walking and meditating at Lakeshore. She doesn’t want to see the park turned into “one big parking lot.” “Don’t commercialize it,” she said. Several expressed an interest in keeping some of the buildings that comprised Lakeshore Mental Health Institute. Jane Morgan of North KnoxThe Lakeshore Mental Health Institute chapel might ville says she is “in love with” the be preserved for public use at Lakeshore Park. chapel building on the former campus. She’d like to see it used as see the chapel saved as a memoAva Peterson Randolph grew up a performance space. Joy Johnson said she’d like to rial to the former mental hospital. on the campus of what was called

By Sandra Clark In spite of the fact that 447 of his ancestors were murdered during World War II, the family of Henry Fribourg, professor emeritus of crop ecology at UT, has flourished since coming to the U.S. in 1945. But it was a narrow escape.

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5710 Plaza One of the best examples we’ve seen lately of small businesspeople banding together to help each other can be found at the 5710 Plaza center on Kingston Pike, and there’s a good story behind how it happened, too. When Tim Tipton decided to shut down his Anna’s Angels thrift shop last year, he let his friend, Laura Spaller, know about it.

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Frontier House Malcolm Shell recalls John and Charlie at Farragut’s Frontier House – a place where good friends had good times.

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Eastern State Hospital, where her father, B.F. Peterson, was superintendent for 24 years, beginning in 1939. She says she’ll fight to save the administration building, where she lived until she was 8 years old. Attorney Tom McAdams, who is on the board of the nonprofit Lakeshore Park Inc., which manages the park, gave a history of the 180-acre park that demonstrated why some might want to preserve it. The Cherokee Indians owned the property until the Treaty of Holston transferred it to the federal government. It was later sold to land speculators and purchased by William Lyon (no relation to Knoxville Chief Policy Officer Bill Lyons, according to Lyons) in 1809. The state purchased the property for a mental health institute in 1874. In 1886, East Tennessee Hospital for the Insane was built. In 1960, the campus expanded with the addition of cottages and other buildings, but by 1990, To page A-3

Bearden prospects bright

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Deputy Mayor Bill Lyons was in Fountain City last week, speaking to the Business and Professional Association. Redevelopment was the topic, yet in an interview afterwards, Lyons agreed that it’s not Bill Lyons such a big issue in Bearden and Fountain City. “Bob Whetsel (the city’s redevelopment director) and I both spoke. I presented the vision of redevelopment and the principles we use. Bob spoke of specific projects as we implement the vision.”

Lyons said the city has four areas of redevelopment: north, south, east and west. Each is unique. Downtown North includes North Gay Street, Broadway and Central Street, extending to Woodland Avenue. “Happy Hollow is coming back,” said Lyons. The plan includes both residential and commercial development with cost sharing for business façade improvements. South Waterfront gets a lot of media attention, particularly with the recent announcement that Atlanta-based developers are negotiating for the former Baptist Hospital property. Public improvements will include a continuous pedestrian/bicycle riverwalk along the

shoreline, parks and green spaces, new and reconstructed streets, a new pedestrian/bicycle bridge connecting the South Waterfront to the UT campus, sidewalks, bike lanes and parking. Magnolia Avenue Corridor redevelopment was sparked by completion of the SmartFix road improvements. Cumberland Avenue Corridor extends to the new Publix and Walmart development underway on the site of the old Fulton Bellows factory. A goal is to make Cumberland Avenue more pedestrian friendly. As a result of redevelopment downtown and now in the close-in areas, Lyons said the city is grow-

ing its tax base. “That creates economic activity from the inside out rather than a focus on expanding our boundaries.” The BPA met at Virginia College, a refurbished former Kroger store on Broadway. Lyons said that Bearden and Fountain City are examples of neighborhoods where strong residential areas support nearby businesses. He said both areas have been spared the “brownfield” issues of other, older neighborhoods. During introductions, the owner of the new Chick-fil-A in Fountain City stood and received applause. “It wasn’t a standing ovation, but everybody clapped. I thought that was interesting,” said Lyons.

Sheriff’s race starts early and mean By Betty Bean

On June 6, 2012, a dozen deputies showed up at Don Wiser’s DUI school to take him to jail. On June 6, 2013, Wiser sent a letter to the county mayor, the law director and every member of county commission announcing his candidacy for sheriff and accusing incumbent Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones of abusing the department’s drive-home vehicle policy by keeping four cars, including a $70,000 Jack Roush R3 Mustang, for his personal use. He also accused Jones of allowing employees who live in surrounding counties to drive Knox County vehicles home overnight. “That was D-Day, Honey. And I’m declaring war,” Wiser said. Jones denied Wiser’s accusations and called the retired Knoxville Police Department investigator a liar. “In looking at the letter Wiser wrote, the only truthful statement I


found was that I do have a marked vehicle at my house because often I ride patrol,” Jones said. “Everything else as far as I know is untrue. And since he stated he is a candidate for sheriff, it is my personal opinion that he is misinformed and as a former law enforcement officer is a disgrace to any man or woman who has ever worn a badge.” KCSO public information officer Martha Dooley released a list of the department’s fleet, which did not include any of the vehicles Wiser mentioned. The county finance office was unable to shed much light on the situation since the fleet list does not report vehicles purchased with drug fund money or seized from drug dealers. When asked if KCSO has a high end Mustang classified as a drug enforcement vehicle, Dooley refused to comment. “I can’t tell you anything because



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body to know what they are doing, because they have more cars than anybody in the world. They’ve got to have insurance on those cars, and all of that’s public information. There may be some limited circumstances as to why a particular person might not want to be identified as driving a particular car, but that’s so limited.” Wiser, who is a state-certified driver’s safety and drug awareness instructor whose students are offenders referred by the court system, shut down his business after being charged with falsely certifying that a student had completed 16 hours of court-ordered safe driving classes. In June, he was charged with tampering with and fabricating evidence, a Class C felony. The case is currently mired in motions, and Wiser says he will work full time on campaigning for sheriff.

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Coffee Break with

were at a business luncheon.

What are the top three things on your bucket list? Get my Ph.D. See a Broadway musical. Traverse the bridge that spans across the Sydney, Australia, harbor.

What is one word others use to describe you? I think “soothing” fits me. I tend to have a very calm disposition.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Conquer my self-doubt.

What is your passion?

Jana Kadovitz

Being drawn to the spiritual and holistic aspects of life, Jana Kadovitz had to have a sense of “meant to be” as she moved to West Knoxville in July 2012. The Los Angeles native felt the time was right to leave California, but the job she had learned about in Knoxville was already filled. “My mother had passed, and I knew inside that it was time for me to move on,” says Jana, who is an acupuncturist with the University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Cancer Institute and is in private practice. “I heard about the job as head acupuncturist with the integrated health team with the Cancer Institute, but it had already been filled when I investigated.” Knoxville seemed right for her, however, and she stayed focused on making the move. “At the last minute, they lost their acupuncturist, and I was contacted about the job.” Jana now works two days a week with the team, helping cancer patients, their families and caregivers as they work toward being healthy again. “It is a privilege to be part of this holistic approach,” says Jana. “Since February, I have been working with patients who are going through chemo, working with doctors as we look at the side effects of the medicines and treatments, and working with family members as well. I tell my patients, ‘I am here to help you, but I am just walking with you through this journey.’ They are the ones working to get back to good health. I help them stay calm, trust and have faith that they will be healthy again.” Jana was a very athletic child who grew up with a twin brother and an older brother. “As the only daughter, I learned early how to be strong – mentally and physically,” she says with a laugh. “I was being groomed to compete in the Olympics in gymnastics, played soccer and swam from an early age. Even though I was young, I began to have some serious arthritis issues in my knees, so I gave up the gymnastics.” Her mother taught her a love of reading, she says, and it was that love that led to a path of discovery. “I have always been an avid reader and love learning about the spiritual and psychological parts of our lives. I got my bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from San Jose University. That area of study includes psychology, sociology and anthropology. For my master’s, I trained in traditional Chinese Oriental medicine in Santa Monica. When I began that area of study, I knew I was in the right place.” The “helping” aspect of her career is what draws her to it, says Jana. “I love working with people, helping them feel better. There is always an emotional component when you can help someone with their pain. It is an honor to walk with

To spread around as much compassion as possible.

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? My mother. She passed two years ago in October, and I would like to see her again.

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why? It is more of a collective of people and their passions. I have been influenced in my life by the lives and works of people like Gandhi, Buddha and Mother Teresa – as well as others who have made a positive mark on this planet.

I still can’t quite get the hang of … Anything mathematically related.

What is the best present you ever received in a box? A watch my parents gave me for high school graduation. someone toward healing and be a part of that process.” Single, “with two kitty cats,” Jana says she is enjoying both the people and the physical area of Farragut. “It is so beautiful here,” she says. “Everything is so green and fresh. And the people have been so overwhelmingly welcoming that it is unbelievable.” A new turn of a phrase Jana first heard in her interactions with Tennesseans has become part of her vocabulary. “People here say, ‘I appreciate you.’ I had never heard that before, and it really resonated with me. I love it, and I keep passing it forward.” In her private practice on North Martinwood in West Knoxville, Jana practices Reiki methods as well as acupuncture. Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Jana Kadovitz:

She told me that I could accomplish anything I set my mind to.

What is your social media of choice? Facebook.

What is the worst job you have ever had? There really isn’t one because all have led me to where I am today.

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon? “Speed Racer.” He always had Trixie and his monkey to help him.

What irritates you?

What are you guilty of?



What is your favorite material possession?

What’s one place in Farragut everyone should visit?

What are you reading currently?

I haven’t been here long enough to have a lot of “favorites,” but I am constantly struck by how beautiful the terrain is. It is so open and green.

I am reading “The Alchemist,” by Paulo Coleho for the second time.

What is your greatest fear?

My Japa mala, which are Buddhist prayer beads.

What was your most embarrassing moment? I have more than one but did experience that one we all have nightmares about: When I was a senior in high school and working at my first job, I tripped and fell f lat in front of a group of people. I think we

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Water polo gains popularity More people joke about water polo than play it. But now that local high school students are playing, it’s sure to become cool, in spite of the funny caps.

Center at UT in May, and Bearden came out on top. Games require endurance as well as a high tolerance for physicality. It’s common for elbows to get thrown under the water where referees can’t see, Bondurant says. It’s also a team sport that requires constant communication. Wendy A new travel water polo team for students in grades Smith 6-12 practices from 7-8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Allan Jones Aquatic CenBearden High School ter. A Facebook page for the graduate Sam Bondurant team, tentatively named 865 enjoyed watching the sport Polo, is in the works. during the 2012 Olympic games, so when he saw a Fribourg shares booth at UT’s orientation last summer, he signed up. story of survival In spite of the fact that As a former Pilot Aquatic Club and Bearden High 447 of his ancestors were School swimmer, he found murdered during World War water polo to be both fun II, the family of Henry Fribourg, professor emeritus and challenging. “Swimmers who are sick of crop ecology at UT, has of looking at a black line flourished since coming to for hours should play water the U.S. in 1945. But it was a polo,” he says. “It’s the most narrow escape. His new book, “Escape physically exhausting sport.” He recruited a Bearden to Freedom: A Story of Surwater polo team through vival, Dreams, Betrayals and swim team contacts this Accomplishments” is availspring. Catholic High School able as an e-book on Amaand L&N STEM Academy Fribourg shared also formed teams, and the his story last week at the East Knoxville schools competed Tennessee History Center. with teams from Blount He spent his early years in County, Sevierville, and Paris, and his parents had a Cleveland. The water polo summer home in Fontainebseason began just a few leau. Time spent in the counweeks after the high school try piqued his interest in agswim season ended. riculture. “It’s good cross-training for “I liked the smell of barnboth sports,” says Bondurant. yards,” he says. The first high school water His father was a successpolo state tournament was ful sales rep for a clothing held at Allan Jones Aquatic manufacturer, and his in-

vestments enabled the family to survive. Like many family members before him, Henry’s dad served in the French military. He was drafted in 1940, and escaped German Panzers by walking 550 miles in 14 days with a total of three hours of sleep. Those who slept more ended up as POWs, Fribourg says. While his father was away, young Henry fled Paris with his pregnant mother and sister. They travelled to Pau, just north of Spain, and after the family was reunited, they moved to Algiers. The Fribourgs eventually escaped to Cuba after several frightening travel delays, including a U-boat encounter in the middle of the Atlantic. The family spent three years there before emigrating to the U.S. His presentation ended with this reminder: “So many of us were murdered, a few of us were lucky and escaped; we survived to reach the land where all are created equal, to live free and work hard and pursue happiness…but we must remember, never forget, what happened in 1933-1945.”

Kile Hardesty, a rising junior at Bearden High School, fights off Cole Graham during a water polo team practice. Graham, who graduated from Bearden in May, was on the school’s state championship team.

Dorene Erhard speaks with UT Professor Emeritus Henry Fribourg following his talk at the East Tennessee History Center. He has published an e-book about his family’s escape from Vichy France.

thing when it comes to summer entertainment. Kid reporter Laurel Smith found a project that kept her, and her daddy, happy for hours last weekend. They built a marshmallow gun using directions they found on YouTube. YouTube fun All it takes is 25 inches of Kids must get tired of lis- half-inch PVC pipe, two caps, tening to parents talk about two elbows and two Ts – the the good ol’ days of summer, kind that snap on, rather when we played outside from than screw on, Laurel says. dawn to dusk and didn’t need It goes without saying that modern contraptions like you need a large bag of mini computers or cellphones to marshmallows. have fun. Armed with a small saw, Those were good days, but those two produced a weapthe computer can be a good on that’s easily capable of as-

Checks and balances at West Hills Elementary Recently at West Hills Elementary School, teacher Kari Matthews’ 3rd grade students balanced their checkbooks and prepared to cash out their accounts for the year.

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A bank and a store were set up in the classroom, and students could use play money to purchase items like candy, toys and services, including a pass on a homework assignment. Matthews’ students earned “money” each week in class by exhibiting good behavior and by helping others. Parents must sign each student’s ledger in order for West Hills Elementary School parent Brian Russell prepares the student to get paid. “This teaches (the stu- to “cash out” 3rd grader Jacob Turnmire’s account from Matdents) to be accountable for thews’ Financial. Photos by S. Barrett their actions,” said Matthews. She read about a similar idea online and put the checkbook program into action last year. One big item a student may buy from the store is his or her desk. This allows the student to decorate it and “own it” as opposed to renting it, which they quickly learn is a waste of money.


Ed Smith looks on as kid reporter Laurel Smith tries out the marshmallow gun they built using a YouTube video. Photo by Wendy Smith

saulting the neighbors with ants tomorrow. Laurel gave marshmallows today – and the project two thumbs-up.

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lack of state revenue forced Lakeshore Mental Health Institute to downsize. In 1994, the city broke ground on a new park on the property. Several of the former mental hospital’s buildings are being considered for park purposes, including the administration building, the chapel, and even the steam plant, said McAdams. “It can basically be anything you can imagine, anything you need, anything we can pay for,” he said of the park. Last week’s meeting is the

Ava Randolph speaks at a meeting held last week at Sacred Heart Cathedral to discuss the future of Lakeshore Park. Approximately 160 people attended. Photos by Wendy Smith first of several opportunities for the community to express opinions about the future of the park in a public process

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Dynamic dads Not only are children in Kari Matthews’ class learning from their teacher, but there are also a record number of dads volunteering in the class this year. Parent volunteer Xavier Presley would like to encourage other male guardians to become active in their child’s school. “I’ve even shoveled snow when they’ve needed it,” he says. “If you’re available, you need to be here,” said Presley. “Stop by and help out.” Parent volunteer and financial advisor Brian Russell suggests finding a way to adapt your interests or skills to volunteer with your student’s class. Russell helps Matthew’s students balance

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This equipment was installed on my watch as mayor after a series of events in which three African Americans died separately in police custody in just over a year. The most publicized was the Andre Stinson case. Many of the accusations which arose during these tragic events boiled down to a case of “he said, you said” between two persons with no reliable way to determine the facts. However, once there was a film and tape of what happened, then one could not deny what was on tape or film. In the vast majority of cases, the police officers behaved appropriately and the film/tape upheld their actions. In this case, what happened was shameful, excessive and brutal. The tape/film spoke clearly as to what happened. There was no doubt. Police Chief David Rausch punished all of those involved, including superiors who failed to review the video as well as others who lied in reports or failed to review all of the available in-cruiser video before approving the officers’ actions. Lt. Brad Anders, who received a written reprimand, is also a Knox County commissioner. A year ago he came within one vote of being elected chair of the County Commission. How this may impact his future political endeavors is unclear, but it is a negative. The video/audio equipment comes with a cost to taxpayers. When first purchased in 1998 it was a VHS system which cost in the $1 million range. In 2003, this system was replaced with Mobile Vision VHS system with a comparable cost. Four years later, in 2007,

the system was replaced with a Digital System at a cost of $1.6 million. Annual maintenance runs around $60,000 according to Chief Rausch. Rausch stated, “It is a very important and worthwhile expenditure. The majority of the time, the video protects the officer to show that they are doing their jobs correctly and professionally under some very extremely difficult situations.” It might also be stated that this gives the Department credibility in that complaints will be handled seriously and acted on when inexcusable conduct occurs as it did here. What Judge Steve Sword will do in terms of sentencing on Aug. 8 is unknown. However, Chief Rausch did what he could to correct a clear wrong by those sworn to uphold the law. ■ On a different legal front, TVA has thrown in the towel on its twoyear-old dress code for those attending TVA public hearings by rescinding this policy. However, plaintiffs like attorney Chris Irwin, who wore facial paint and was barred from a TVA hearing, insist the federal court needs to bar TVA from issuing a new policy which may be similar to the old policy. TVA needs all the friends it can secure as the Obama Administration suggests major changes including possible sale. This dress code issue is still in federal court and a final decision has not been made. It is hard to explain why TVA ever embarked on such an infringement of free speech. ■ Special Justice Morris Kizer, former Knoxville city law director, will be one of five persons to hear the John Hooker lawsuit attacking the current selection procedure for state Supreme Court justices. It is set for July 19 at 1 p.m. CST in Nashville in the Supreme Court chambers. Kizer was appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam.

Halls Republicans Halls Republican Club will meet Monday, June 17, at the Boys & Girls Club, 1819 Dry Gap Pike across from Brickey-McCloud School. Come for fellowship and snacks from 6-7 p.m. and the meeting from 7-8. Speakers will be state Sen. Becky Massey and state Rep. Harry Brooks.

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Beautifying the streets Chris Foell, Steve Drevik, Bill Owen, John Bohstedt and Eric McAnly have a bit of fun before starting the litter pick-up. Photo by Cindy Taylor

Fourth District Knox County Democrats picked up litter on their adopted stretch of Northshore Drive on June 8. The crew cleaned along the road, around Manorhouse Nursing Home, Creekside Nursery and Little Creek Nursing home. Here, volunteers John Bohstedt, Rosina Guerra and Chris Foell, who instituted the Adopt-a-Road program for his district, discover a few trashy artifacts. Photo submitted

Messing with the school board Something about the school board not being subject to term limits is an itch other local politicians can’t stop trying to scratch. “Why should they be above any other elected official in the county?” asked Commissioner Mike Brown, one of the most persistent advocates of term limits for school board members. In April, County Commission approved a resolution directing state Rep. Ryan Haynes (as chair of the legislative delegation) to ask the Legislature’s lawyers to figure out how term limits could be imposed on the school board. Last week Haynes reported back with the answer – and it wasn’t the one the commissioners hoped to hear. “If we wanted to enact term limits, we’d have to change the general law,” Haynes said. “And that’s not going to pass the General Assembly. If you want to im-

Betty Bean plement it in Knox County, you have to have a rational basis as to why Knox County should be singled out as the only county that can do this.” But the commissioners probably already knew this, because it was clearly spelled out in Jordan v. Knox County – the lawsuit filed in 2007 by six county commissioners who wanted to overturn a state Supreme Court ruling that the 1994 term limits referendum was valid. They succeeded locally, which allowed most of them to run for re-election that August. But they got shot down by the Court of Appeals, leading most people to believe that the argument

was over. Since then, many have taken exception to the school board’s non-termlimited status. The document Haynes brought back cites the Jordan decision, which ruled that “general law of the state pre-empts the imposition of term limits for any school board member.” His Nashville lawyers kept hope alive with a couple of longshot possibilities: drawing up a term limits bill that applies only to school boards in counties with charter governments (Knox and Shelby), or devising a bill of local application for Knox County only. But the Nashville lawyers snatched those slim hopes away in the next paragraph: “The Legislature shall have no power to suspend any general law for the benefit of any particular individual, nor to pass any law for the benefit of individuals inconsistent with the gen-

eral laws of the land.” Haynes sounded like he’s ready to leave this issue alone. “The Jordan decision said Knox County couldn’t bind the school board or the judiciary (with term limits). I’m happy to help, but their legal department could have told them the same thing I told them.” But that doesn’t mean efforts to mess with the school board have ended. Knox County Republican Party chair Ruthie Kuhlman, in a recent letter to GOP club presidents, listed five “core principles” to which GOP candidates should adhere: 1. Partisan school board races 2. Term limits for school board 3. County/city debt 4. Elected superintendent 5. Using local industries/ contractors.

Republicans plan picnics Knox County Republicans will gather at Fountain City Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, for the countywide GOP picnic, hosted this year by the Halls Republican Club.

The event will feature activities for children along with badminton, croquet, horseshoes and live entertainment. A call has gone out for those wishing to show off their talents onstage for the

large crowd expected to attend. West Knox Republican Club has scheduled its big annual family picnic and cake auction for 6 p.m. Monday, July 8, at Rothchild on Kingston Pike.

Elected officials and candidates for office will compete to see whose baked goods will raise the most money for party coffers. There will be games outside for children. – Anne Hart

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The Practice Yoga Instructors at The Practice Yoga, Kelly Crenshaw and Ashly Sims, relax inside the newly renovated studio. The Practice Yoga offers classes including Rise n’ Shine, Vinyasa Flow, Body Sculpt Yoga, Power Flow and Yen Yoga. They also offer a variety of healing classes including Reiki Healing, Raindrop technique, massage and nutrition courses. Inside the shop is a variety of yoga clothing by Lulu Lemon, Alternative and Ahimsa, essential oils and organic beauty products. Special offerings include $10 for 10 days for new students and unlimited monthly yoga packages. The Practice Yoga is located at 4433 Kingston Pike. Info: 985-0987.

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Remembering the Frontier House MALCOLM’S CORNER | Malcolm Shell One of the true iconic eateries of several decades ago was the Frontier House on Kingston Pike. And for the locals, it was often used as a landmark to identify other Kingston Pike establishments. It was also known as the “Farragut Country Club� because most of the clientele knew each other and gathered there regularly to socialize. To that extent, it was very similar to an English Pub or German guest haus. It was initially operated by John Lee McCarter who hired Marie Turner as manager. John purchased the building in 1959 from Barbara Osborne who, along with her mother and aunt, ran it as a tea house. When John took the plunge, he knew very little about the restaurant business, and I am sure he never envisioned the success he would have in that venture. “In 1959, the entire area was very rural,� John recalls, “and it was so far out in the country our vendors wouldn’t even deliver supplies to us. We regularly had to go into Bearden or Knoxville to get our supplies. There were not many restaurants out this far, and the vendors didn’t feel it was worth coming out here to service such a small number.� When John first opened the place, he had a fourmember band that played on Friday and Saturday nights in the back room. We lived very near the es-

tablishment and on any given weekend night, we would often get a group of our neighbors together and enjoy an evening of dining and dancing to a great band. The band members were Charley Baker on saxophone and Jim Clayton on guitar. The other two members were Mel Hines and Ronnie Anderson, and I cannot remember which instruments they played. After several years, John was ready to “enjoy life� again and decided to sell. At about that time, his brother, Charlie, returned from California and John offered him the opportunity to take over the reins. “It was an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up,� said Charlie. “And besides, I knew John would be there to offer advice if I needed him.� The menu offered good Southern country cooking such as fried chicken and country ham, but the real winner was the “Charlie burger.� As a connoisseur of hamburgers, I can honestly say that it was a burger that had no equal – a large piece of prime ground beef smothered in fried onions with all the trimmings. The exhaust fan also played an important role because if you drove by with your car windows down and caught the aroma, you were sure to turn around and enjoy a “Charlie burger.� Two of the many factors that contributed to Charlie’s success were a great

The exterior of the Frontier House as seen from Kingston Pike.

The bar at the Frontier House in a photo dated 1962. Photos submitted sense of humor and a genuine concern for people. The children loved Charlie, and many of the kids that first came with their parents brought their children when they became parents. On their closing night, a group of good friends gathered to bid Charlie and his wife, Faye, farewell. Faye remembers that some of the children cried. Although the establishment sold beer, the McCarters maintained strict discipline and if someone got too loud they were asked to leave. John remembers one night he threw a crew of people out who he knew

to be truly bad people. John says he was sure they would come back after closing and vandalize the place. “I spent most of the night on the roof with a shotgun,� says John, “but they never came back.� Charlie’s sense of humor caused him to tell about two regulars – Earl Hall and Jack Watson – who were having lunch there one day when an ambulance came by with its siren on. When they pulled the curtain back to see what was happening, there was so much grease on the window that the sunlight

shining through the glass caused a rainbow effect. Earl turned to Jack and said, “I know why Charlie has to charge so much for the ‘Charlie burger,’ he has to pay for these stained -glass windows.� The McCarters always supported the community events and organizations, particularly those that sponsored children’s activities. John recalls that he sponsored a little league baseball team called the Cardinals. But because they sold beer, the organizers would not allow him to use the Frontier House

name on the uniform. John recalls that he just put his name on the uniform but that was just as good as using the Frontier House name. Everyone knew who John represented. When Charlie sold the restaurant, the new owners assured him that everything would remain the same – menu, personnel, etc. – but they decided to do considerable modifications which apparently did not go over well with the clientele. And business dropped off almost immediately. I guess that is a good example of the old truism: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.� Today, the Concord/ Farragut community is blessed with an abundance of restaurants that offer a diversity of many ethnic cuisines, and I really enjoy the variety. But I still yearn for the ambience and friendliness of the Frontier House. And who knows, perhaps someday an establishment will come up with a burger that rivals the “Charlie burger,� but as yet, I have not found one.

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Website to honor Chuck Rohe Against the backdrop of Tennessee’s three-fourths of one point and the exciting tie for 77th place in NCAA track and field, I offer this brief insight into how things used to be. “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” That was one of Napoleon Hill’s hallmark expressions. It applies to Chuck Rohe. If you never heard of Hill, you can look him up – Pound, Va., author, journalist, attorney, philosopher. If you don’t know about Rohe, you missed a magnificent chapter in Volunteer history. Because I believe in miracles, I have sometimes wondered if Rohe was one.

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He seemingly came out of nowhere, with boundless energy and maybe genius intellect, took over a Tennessee track team that was below zero, somehow assembled an array of champion athletes, drove them relentlessly and collected a cluster of trophies, medals and ribbons. His Vols routed Southeastern Conference foes, trampled them so badly some schools were embar-

rassed. Programs were upgraded in self-defense. Some, including Alabama, were forced to build a track. Football funded it. Paul “Bear” Bryant resented that. Because track coaches didn’t get paid much back then, Rohe added a second job, football recruiting coordinator for Doug Dickey. Chuck is directly linked to Richmond Flowers and Chip Kell. His concept of dual-sport stars led to Karl Kremser, Willie Gault, Ron Widby and Condredge Holloway. Chuck didn’t stay long at Tennessee, 1962-1971, but long enough to go 87-10 in dual meets and win an astonishing 21 consecutive SEC titles – indoor, outdoor and cross-country. Six

Heavy lifting “Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die. (John 12: 32-33 NRSV) Once the light dawned in my head I could no longer not see it! The church I have been attending since my marriage is a small church, pastored by a young smart-as-a-whip preacher who (as nearly as I can tell) hits a home run every Sunday morning.

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I tell you that to explain that it is because of his engrossing sermons that I had missed the import of the picture and its caption. Above the altar, behind the pulpit, is a picture of Jesus. That is not unusual in churches. However, underneath this particular picture

is the verse I quoted above, in a slightly different translation: “I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto me.” It is one of my favorite verses because it makes me believe that God’s love and grace are powerful enough, and big enough, and comprehensive enough, and forgiving enough to gather us all in. All. All of us. A lot of

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times his teams finished in the NCAA top 10. He was once national coach of the year. He served on the U.S. Olympic Committee. He went on to more rewarding things, with Charley Coffey to Virginia Tech, into event promotion with Pace Management and on to Orlando to resurrect the Tangerine Bowl and lead it to fancy new names, great TV ratings and significant riches. Rohe ventured into the World Football League as an owner and administrator but we won’t go there. That he was actually able to sell his franchise may have been another miracle. In semi-retirement, he is executive vice president and national director of Nike Coach of the Year Clinics. Each year they attract more than 10,000 football coaches to 20 sites across America. President of that project is a

familiar name, John Majors. Rohe’s former track and field Vols have been searching for a way to honor their coach and say thank you for leadership at a crucial time in their lives. They didn’t like some of it at the time but they cherish it and him now. Remember: What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. “In our pursuit to preserve the legacy and history of the Rohe era, we will build a website,” said former distance runner Coppley Vickers. It will be a repository for old Vols to post formal expressions of appreciation, adventure stories, tall tales and maybe a few lies. Dr. Tom Scott of shot put fame will do the definitive audio/video history, Rohe reminiscing. Former UT sports information director Bud Ford will create a records section with times, heights and distances

of distinction. There will be a keepsake photo album, even the classic Bill Dyer cartoon of the Vols pushing the team bus when it ran out of gas. Rohe’s motivational slogans will be treated as treasures. One of my long-ago descriptions of the coach might get into an obscure corner: “Chuck Rohe was and is a poster person for the power of positive thinking. He loves life, doesn’t want to miss any and drags reluctant others along for the joy ride. Always up before the crack of dawn, he has stretched the truth as needed and greeted each morning with ‘What a day!’” That might be good enough for the website. Maybe I’ll have a little talk with the planning committee. I know those guys.

people disagree with me on that point, and that is their privilege, but that is what I believe. And, in my own defense, I missed the larger meaning because the Gospel writer said what he thought it meant: “He said this to indicate the kind of death he was to die.” Okay, so that is what I have always thought that comment intended to say. Jesus was predicting his method of execution: lifted up on a cross, in one of the most hideous forms of torture the Romans could concoct. But as I sat in church last Sunday, I read those words again, looked at the picture

of Jesus’ face, and my heart heard a completely different message. It stopped me in my mental tracks. “If I be lifted up….” And who will lift up Jesus? Me? You? The church? Who? The questions kept flooding my soul. What have I done or said recently that lifted up Jesus? Have I worshipped him? Adored him? Have I done anything to show my Savior to a hurting, hungry world? Then the questions got harder. Have I obeyed him? Have I followed him? And harder still: Can any-

one see any glimmer of Jesus in my life? What have I done or said that brought him down, instead of lifting him up? We sing the great hymn “Lift High the Cross,” and it never fails to stir my heart. But what if we – you and I – lifted up the Christ instead? By our actions, our words, our listening, our faith, our constancy, can we lift him up, so that all the world may see and know that “he is Lord of Lords and King of Kings”? (Revelation 17:14) Can we lift him up so that he can draw all men and women unto himself? O Lord, let it be so.

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Street scenes Michael Williams’ art makes social, spiritual statement

In this example of Michael Williams’ street art, his painting of a little boy on a cardboard cutout is placed in a field of flowers and arrows. This installation was in Chiang Rai, Thailand, and features a young boy he met at an orphanage. Photos submitted

By Ashley Baker Michael Aaron Williams, 24, wants to influence people worldwide with his artwork. He already has a good start. His artwork has been installed in 13 different countries including England, Austria, Thailand, China, Egypt, Italy, Costa Rica and more. The unusual thing about Williams’ art, however, is that it is not usually found in galleries, although he does have gallery pieces and shows. The other aspect of his work is what he calls his “social experiment” or street art. Williams takes his art work and weaves an installation around it on the street, in marketplaces, at tourist venues – anywhere he feels fits the pieces. “Street art is basically utilizing public space and installing artwork in order for it to interact with the public on the streets rather than solely in a gallery format,” Williams says. “Every culture reacts

differently, and I find that fascinating.” His cardboard cutout artwork is left on the streets, and he hopes to deliver a message through this medium. “Most of the work I put on the street depicts the homeless or street children. It is making the analogy that these street people around the world are fragile and need to be protected and loved or else they will be destroyed by life on the streets.” The work itself is fragile, says Williams. “When I paint a picture of a street child and attach it to a wall, it becomes vulnerable. At any moment, a person could come and tear it down or a storm could destroy it. It is just paint and ink on cardboard, attached to a wall or ground using only heavy duty mounting tape. This makes it vulnerable, but it also gives it hope. If someone really likes the artwork then they can take it off the wall and into their home.”

Called “halo girl,” this piece by Michael Williams was placed on the street in Bangkok, Thailand.

This painting in Malta has a child holding a flower with the Mediterranean Sea as the backdrop.

Williams’ faith is the catalyst for his work. “Nothing satisfies like a relationship with Jesus, and that life seems unfulfilled without loving God

and loving other people,” he explains. “I love artwork that points towards God through symbolism or through creative means. I aim to plant a seed in

someone’s head of an aspect of God.” Williams wants people to search out the meaning in order to leave room for God to interact with them through their relationship with the artwork. For Williams, the mystery of metaphor is part of the experience. “If I figure something out on my own, it sticks with me longer than if someone just lays it all out for me. I think that this is the same reason Jesus taught through parables. He wanted us to dig out that meat that He had hidden in those stories,” says Williams. Williams creates most of his art in his garage which has been transformed into a studio. “I have to wear a coat in the winter and drink lots of water in the summer, but it is a great space,” Williams says. The scope of his art is broad, including painting, drawing, mixed media and even sculptural work. Williams has always loved making things with

his hands. Christian Academy of Knoxville art teacher Barbara Johnson first spotted the potential in Williams and encouraged him to pursue art. Williams took the encouragement and began to create more art. “It wasn’t until I was in high school that I began to create more artwork. And in college is where I became serious about it as a career path.” Continuing to pursue art, Williams attended Samford University to study fine arts and is anticipating starting work toward a master’s in fine arts at Washington University. It was as a student at Samford where he first began to put his art on the streets of Birmingham. Williams hopes to continue to travel with his wife and would like to teach art at the collegiate level. To see more examples of his street art and studio pieces, visit his website at ht t p://m ichaela a rona r t. com.


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interns Madeline and Mitchell are back Two of last summer’s interns have joined the group this year, both returning during the second week: Madeline Lonas is a sophomore at the L&N STEM Academy, and this is her third year as an intern with the Shopper News. She enjoys volunteering with Redeeming Hope Ministries’ Urban Garden Experiment and helps out at Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Ten-

nessee as a senior peer advisor. After high school, Madeline plans to study law, mathematics and political science at the University of Tennessee. Mitchell Zavadil will be a sophomore at Farragut High School in the fall. This is his second year in the intern program, and he enjoys classic rock including Ozzy Osbourne. He said he is very excited to be a Shopper intern again.

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A walk on the east side Week two with the Shopper interns By Sara Barrett The Shopper News interns took a “walk on the east side” last week during a visit with a feathered resident of the Knoxville Zoo, a trip to TDOT’s traffic management center, lunch at local treasure Chandler’s Restaurant and a tour of Beck Cultural

Exchange Center … with a couple of stops in between. Shopper News publisher Sandra Clark, photographer Ruth White and reporter Sara Barrett demonstrated note taking, photography and keeping both feet firmly on the ground (sorry, Sandra).

The sign for “Animals in Action” starring Einstein and his friends at the Knoxville Zoo. Photo by Taylor Smith

The ‘know it all’ at Knoxville Zoo If you have only 30 minutes to spend at one of Knoxville’s most beloved tourist attractions, what is the one thing to see? According to Tina Rolen and Nikki Edwards from the Knoxville Zoo, Congo African Grey Parrot Einstein is the “go to” bird for all

things comical and entertaining. Edwards, the zoo’s lead trainer and presenter of shows, said Einstein can repeat about 85 sounds on command and knows hundreds more from his surroundings. Only one of four parrots like Einstein can talk, and

he is a popular feature of the “Animals in Action” show held daily at the zoo. The interns called out different animals for Einstein to mimic including a chimpanzee and an elephant, although the 26-year-old parrot just replied with the word

Nikki Edwards encourages Einstein to speak during a backstage visit by the Shopper interns. Photo by Lindsey Sanders

“Aflac” when Edwards asked what would make him feel safe if he saw a herd of elephants coming his way. Rolen, the zoo’s assistant director of marketing, also gave the group a scoop on a new exhibit opening in July: the Williams

Family Giraffe Experience will allow zoo visitors to get up close with giraffes and feed them by hand. Details to come. Rolen said the zoo sees 400,000 visitors each year. “The only other attraction in Knoxville that brings in more people is UT football.”

Traffic with TDOT After a quick sprint to the car, the group headed to TDOT’s Region 1 headquarters at Strawberry Plains for a crash course (no pun intended) in traffic monitoring. Community relations officer Mark Nagi gave the interns access to a restricted area where a wall of 18 flatscreen televisions and three operators keep all eyes on traffic flow throughout Knox County. Dean Roberts (his Twitter account says he provides IT support for the Intelligent Transportation System here in town) said there are similar systems in Chattanooga, Memphis and Nashville. This one opened in May of 2005. Roberts said the monitoring system includes 50 miles of fiber optic network, The interns visit the TDOT traffic management center to see the city from a different perspective. Pictured are: Joshua Mode, Tay- and it took $20 million to lor Smith, Sarah Dixon, Madeline Lonas, Gibson Calfee, Lindsey Sanders, Paul Brooks, Laura Beeler, Mitchell Zavadil, Zoe Risley, complete. He said that is Roxanne Abernathy and Dean Robert, IT supervisor with TDOT. Photo by Ruth White small potatoes compared to the cost of building more lanes on interstates. For instance, the SmartFix project downtown cost $100 million to construct 9/10 of a mile of roadway. Before grabbing lunch, the troupe tered businesses,” said Sandra Clark. Talkative teenagers looked quitravelled through a once-bustling City leaders “talk a lot about it but etly at the empty buildings as they area of town that now only has emp- have no concrete plans to help,” Dep- rode passed houses overgrown with ty buildings and broken signs where uty Mayor Bill Lyons said in response weeds and outdated strip malls thriving businesses once stood. to an inquiry. “Someone has to put in with nothing in them. “Burlington has lost the residential an initial investment for the city to “This is sad, really sad,” said base necessary to sustain the now-shut- help with infrastructure,” he said. Gibson Calfee.

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Chowing down at Chandler’s By Ruth White Chandler’s isn’t the biggest restaurant in town, but it’s worth the wait in line to eat some of the tastiest comfort food in East Tennessee. During a recent football season when ESPN came to town for College Game Day, the crew polled students at UT to find out their favorite Knoxville eating place. Chandler’s won hands down, so the crew spent three days visiting the establishment and ordering food for the day. Unknown to the Chandlers, the crew was sampling the menu before returning on day four to reveal their intentions. Chandler’s Deli

was featured on College Game Day and the popularity of the restaurant soared. It’s not hard to understand why they are packed at lunchtime or why they have won numerous awards for having the Best Comfort Food, Best Soul Food and Best Meat and Three in town. The portions are hearty, and one bite will take you back to a place of warm fuzzy memories. While visiting the restaurant, I tried the rotisserie chicken, homemade mac and cheese and a yeast roll. Everything tasted just like it was prepared – with fresh ingredients and a lot of love. Charles H. and Gwen Chandler behind the counter at

Chandler’s Deli on Magnolia Photo by Ruth White

A visit to Chandler’s By Gibson Calfee Chandler’s Deli is an interesting restaurant with a lot of history. It all started in 1997 when Gwen Chandler got laid off from the Levi’s factory in Knoxville because they were relocating.

Then in 2000, Gwen’s husband Charles H. Chandler retired from his job at K-25. They wanted to do something else for whichthey both had a passion: cooking. Thus, Chandler’s was born.

Charles Chandler said “Without her, Gwen, there would be no Chandler’s.” Since its opening on May 19, 2000, Chandler’s Deli has had many special guests come and enjoy the Southern-style cooking. Guests

have included former Green Bay Packer Raleigh McKenzie, Tennessee football player Eric Berry, former Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley, Gov. Bill Haslam and former “Voice of the Vols” John Ward.

Mark Nagi of the Tennessee Department of Transportation

The cameras are real-time only, Roberts said. TDOT does not record traffic. “We try to identify things before they become real problems,” said Roberts. TDOT runs the system 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He wants everyone to “know before you go” by checking TDOT’s website or by calling 511 for the latest traffic alerts.

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Haley Heritage Square After some sweet Southern food at Chandler’s, the group headed to Dandridge Avenue to see the sculpture of internationally known author Alex Haley, located in Haley Heritage Square directly across from Morningside Park.

A plaque near the entrance of Haley Heritage Square shows the date of its dedication and those responsible for its creation. Photo by Taylor Smith

The Alex Haley statue in Morningside Park honors the author of “Roots.” Photo by Taylor Smith

The roots of our heritage By Joshua Mode Whenever you think of African-American history, who do you think of? One person that might come to mind is Alex Haley. Alex Haley was born in New York, on Aug. 11, 1921, but he grew up with his family in Henning, Tenn. He later went into the Coast Guard for 20 years and was ranked petty officer firstclass, one of few openings African Americans had at the time. During his time in the Coast Guard, Haley also taught himself the craft of

writing stories. It is said he was paid by other sailors to write love letters to their girlfriends. He retired from the Coast Guard in 1959. In 1976, Haley published the best-selling novel “Roots: The Saga of an American Family,” which is a story about his family’s heritage going all the way back to Africa and their incredible journey. My dad is considered the “Alex Haley” of our family due to all his genealogy research. In a way, Haley inspired my dad. So as I

looked at the grand monument to him, I could see how he has done so much for our country. He sparked the nation’s curiosity to find their heritage again and see who they once were. This monument stands for many things. Aside from breaking boundaries in being the second-tallest African-American monument in the world, it also is a tribute to finding your roots, and daring to try an adventure. In the words of Alex Haley, “Find the good and praise it.”

A black history timeline by Allen Jones was recently installed inside the Beck Cultural Exchange Center. Photo by Sarah Dixon

Beck Cultural Exchange Center After a visit to the Alex Haley statue and Morningside Park, the interns stopped at Beck Cultural Exchange Center to learn about the history of local African-Americans. The facility has more than 5,000 square feet with archives that include pictures, books, artifacts and DVDs. The original model of the Alex Haley statue is housed there. Beck archivist and tour guide Timothy Vasser showed us a number of original works by local African-American artists and several pieces of memorabilia from Knoxville’s segregation era. There were also some very sobering items from America’s slavery period. “Overseas, slavery wasn’t about color,” said Vasser. “If you lost the battle, you became a slave. It did not become about color until (slavery) came to America.” Vasser said the most important exhibit in the cen-

A sign from Sept. 11, 1915, states that the room is for “colored” individuals only. Photo by Roxanne Abernathy ter’s collection is a group of authentic slave restraints that include a ball and chain, an iron collar and a face mask. Vasser told the interns about a recent visitor who had just come from the Underground Railroad Museum in Ohio and commented that they should have visited Beck first, because the collection of slavery artifacts was so impressive. The second floor of the center includes many items from Knoxville native Wil-

liam Hastie Jr., a judge and public educator who, Vasser said, always told people he was a native “Knoxvillian” even long after he moved from the area. Vasser said donations are needed for the center to continue to thrive. Together, Knox County and the city of Knoxville give Beck about $100,000 annually. The interns witnessed firsthand the expenses that can arise when Vasser said the air conditioning was not currently working.

The museum at Beck Timothy Vasser provides an informative tour of the Beck Cultural Center. Photo

Seats from the GEM Theatre in Knoxville

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Photo by Roxanne Abernathy

By Roxanne Abernathy The Beck Cultural Exchange Center, founded in 1975, is a museum of art and history for African-American culture, also focusing on different parts of the civil rights movement. Many pictures are displayed in

what was once the Beck house. The Becks were a couple living in Knoxville during the time of segregation, from the 1920s to the 1960s. Most of the original house is still standing. Beck has many different rooms with exhib-

its, including local and modern artists and other historical material. The center is able to continue operating because of donations from the community of both time and money. Some fundraising is currently being planned for the summer.

Instruments of slavery used to control or punish a slave. Items include a ball and chain, neck shackle and face mask. Photo by Ruth White

Make it a stay-cation at Beck By Madeline Lonas Being the largest African-American organization in East Tennessee, you can imagine why Beck Cultural Exchange Center is a major tourist attraction. The house in which most of the artifacts are held is over 125 years old. Throughout the building you see many different artifacts, paintings, and other knick-knacks that tell a story of African-American history. Beck is home to more than 10,000 pictures and drawings. The newest is a hand-drawn timeline including famous African Americans from the 1800s

to modern times. The timeline is black and white with just pictures. Artist Allen Jones asked Beck organizers if they wanted him to identify the subjects and their time periods. The folks at Beck told him no, that they had a strong feeling everyone would know who they were. Tour guide Timothy Vasser’s favorite showcase is in a room full of paintings and drawings. One glass case is full of artifacts from the time of slavery, showcasing the equipment used on disobedient slaves. The case includes a neck yoke, a face

mask, shackles, ball and chains, and locks. All were made of metal and used on the slaves. The terrifying stories he told us of how the equipment was used on the slaves were heart-wrenching. Vasser said the slaves just wanted what everyone else wanted, rights and a house, to not be owned by someone else and to not be treated poorly. You could tell he was an expert on this. For everyone with children, or an eye for history, the Beck Center provides a very fun, educational tour that’s free. Instead if a vacation, it could be a staycation.

Coming up ... Week three: ‘Farragut Play Day’

In week three the interns will visit the Concord Park Par 3 golf course for some lessons with advanced players their age. Concord historian (and Shopper News columnist) Malcolm Shell will stop by during lunch at Lakeside Tavern, and WBIR has invited the group to a taping of Live at Five at Four. See what happens in our June 24 edition.

Interns were surprised to see the historic items including a water fountain restricted for use by white individuals. Photo by Sarah Dixon

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Celebrate Small Business Week Today marks the start of National Small Business Week in Knoxville and all across the country. Who knew? Hard to believe, but it was exactly 50 years ago that President John F. Kennedy issued a proclamation declaring annual recognition “of the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.” Today, more than half of us either own or work for a small business – businesses that are responsible for creating two out of every three new jobs in the country annually. If you are considering starting a small business and want to learn from the experts, go to www.sba. gov/. There you will find many kinds of help for small business owners from the

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5710 Plaza One of the best examples we’ve seen lately of small businesspeople banding together to help each other can be found at the 5710 Plaza center on Kingston Pike, and there’s a good story behind how it happened, too. When Tim Tipton decided to shut down his Anna’s Angels thrift shop on Kingston Pike last year, he let his friend, Laura Spaller, know about it.

At the time, Spaller was struggling to make a profit with her shop on Carr Street in Bearden. She decided to take what she describes as “a leap of faith,” and made the move last September to Tipton’s more expensive space in the 5710 Plaza center on Kingston Pike, just across from Bearden Elementary School. Spaller says the Kingston Pike frontage has worked out very well for her and for the 30 dealers who sell from booths in the large space she leases for her Four Seasons Vintage shop. As Spaller puts it: “What they say about location, location, location is true. Business is just phenomenal here.” Four Seasons has vintage clothing, hats, costume jewelry, shoes, purses, antiques, knick knacks and home décor items. At the time Spaller moved to the strip center, the only other tenant was Pro Nails, an anchor tenant there for 13 years. Those two businesses were joined in November by Spaller’s friend, Becky Roach, who had a business similar to Spaller’s on Chapman Highway. Roach and her son, Garrett Henderson, operate B&G Trea-

sures, selling antiques and home décor items. Pretty soon, a customer in Spaller’s store said she was on the hunt for appropriate space for her friend who sells art and handmade items, all by local artists and artisans. What a friend! Just a month later, Rebecca Hoffecker opened Artifactia, which features the paintings of Cynthia Markert, the beautiful flowers Jenna Ware fashions from recycled metal, and the work of other locals, along with bath and body products, antiques and vintage, in the bright and sunny store on the east end of the center. The fourth new store in the center, Trader’s Mall Antiques, opened in February. Trader’s Mall owner Richard Duncan sells many kinds of antiques, but specializes in primitives and painted furniture. All of the shops lease booths to other dealers, and there is such a huge amount of goods, that, as the old saying goes, “If you can’t find it here you probably don’t need it.” Even better, though, if you can’t find it in the first shop you visit, that store’s owner will likely know if it’s available next door.

The proprietors of shops in 5710 Plaza center on Kingston Pike across from Bearden Elementary School, are (seated) Richard Duncan, owner of Trader’s Mall Antiques, and Rebecca Hoffecker, owner of Artifactia; (standing) Laura Spaller, owner of Four Seasons Vintage, and Becky Roach, owner of B&G Treasures. This is small business at its best. On a warm June afternoon last week, the doors to all the shops stood open to the pretty weather, as both customers and store owners wandered up and down the sidewalk in front, chatting and occasionally stopping to sit a bit in one of the comfortable chairs outside. These small business

owners are among those we celebrate this week. They’re a great example of everyone working in concert to help support their own small business and others’ too. And here’s the best part: Spaller, Roach, Hoffecker and Duncan lease space to more than 75 individual dealers. Now that’s small business grown very, very large!

to absorb not only the additional cost of the vaccine, but also the cost of staff, the syringe, billing etc. As a result of this sort on the bill your doctor gives of inequity, Barnett said 27 you. We started out with percent of U.S. doctors now 17,000 codes and now there refuse to see Medicare paare 170,000 of them.” tients, “and I can guarantee As an example of redun- you that if you don’t already dant codes, Barnett said have a doctor in this town there are 77 different codes taking your Medicare, you for a turtle bite and 44 for a won’t find one.” bird bite. Barnett predicted that Barnett said reimburse- we will soon see the end of ment costs to doctors from primary care physicians, as Medicare do not equal the more and more of them beactual costs incurred by the come hospitalists – practicphysician. ing within the confines of the As an example, he cited a hospital. Left to see patients pneumonia vaccine that costs in their offices will be nurse the physician $74.60 a dose, practitioners and physician’s of which he is reimbursed assistants. only $72, leaving the practice Barnett said the Afford-

able Care Act “was well intentioned, but poorly thought out. Twenty million people will remain uninsured under it.” Asked what he thinks can improve health care in this country at this point, he said, “Cut back on federal power, improve health care worker efficiency, reform malpractice, limit “futile” care, empower patients and demand personal responsibility on the part of patients (smoking, obesity, etc.).” Barnett also offered to donate $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation for every West Knox Rotarian “who will write a letter to a political figure saying you’ve had enough and asking them to do something” about the state of health care in the U.S.

lar uprising began, we supported the right to peaceful protest.” In the volatile Middle East, the U.S. often finds itself looking at contradicting focal points. “On one hand, it is exhilarating to see people stand up and demand justice and freedom and human rights, because that is what we hold dear here,” she said. “On the other hand, it is very stressful and a time of deep anxiety for our leaders because of our relationships and crucial interests in what happens in these countries.” Resolution is going to take time, said Scobey. “I think it is going to take quite a bit of time for things to sort out in Egypt. There are serious issues of power and control that are still up in the air. The popular revo-

lution knew what it didn’t want, but there hasn’t been a consensus yet on what kind of country Egypt will be going forward. Will it be a secular nation or will Islamic culture prevail? Only 10 percent of the population is Christian, which is a small percentage, but a large number of people. The rest are all Sunni Muslim. Historically, Egyptians have been relatively easygoing and cosmopolitan in the way they live and enjoyed many Western points of view. We will just have to wait and see.” Scobey grew up in Memphis and got her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee. In the audience for her presentation was one of her college friends, Janet Haws, who saw the announcement of her presentation and came by to reconnect. Scobey has a brother in Knoxville and is building a home in Farragut. Rotary Club of Farragut meets every Wednesday at noon at Fox Den Country Club. For information, visit

Doc says health care ‘too expensive’ By Anne Hart Dr. Charlie Barnett’s talk to West Knox Rotary last week was a wake-up call to anyone in the audience harboring positive thoughts about the Barnett current and future status of health care in this country. Barnett, a former primary care physician in Farragut and the founder of Knoxville’s Free Flu Shot Satur-

day who is now a hospitalist, prefaced his remarks by stating his comments had nothing to do with politics. “I voted Democrat all my life until 2005, so anything I say here doesn’t have a thing to do with party affiliation.” Barnett said the problem with health care in this country “is not distribution. The problem is it has become too expensive. Nobody can afford it. Entitlement programs have basically become vote buying programs and they are eating up the federal budget. There are 50 million uninsured people in this country because of

the cost of health care.” He described the simple blood test he used to perform on patients in his office at a cost to the patient of $7. Then the government got involved, forced doctors to add actual laboratories, “and told us, ‘but now you can charge $175 for a blood test.’ And so we did.” He said the federal government “has completely disenfranchised doctors and hospitals. They took away our tools, overloaded us with documentation (including electronic medical records) and with diagnostic codes. Those are the codes you see

Ambassador’s view of Egypt By Sherri Gardner Howell Margaret Scobey had a front-row seat to worldchanging events in the Middle East, and she shared her perspective of the region with members of the Rotary Club of Farragut last week. Scobey, recently retired from the U.S. Foreign Service and now building a home in Farragut, was the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt from 2008 until July 2011. She was previously ambassador to Syria from late 2003 to early 2005, when she was recalled in reaction to the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. Scobey was

ambassador to Egypt when the popular uprising/revolution began in late January 2011. “The United States was well-aware in late 2010 and 2011 of the unhappiness the people of Egypt had with the regime of President (Hosni) Mubarak,” said Scobey. “The U.S. was constantly on his back about human rights issues.” Actions in Tunisia sparked what happened in Egypt, said Scobey. “When Tunisian citizens, seemingly out of nowhere, took to the streets and instigated a popular coup and not a military one, the whole

social media/information sharing took over,” she said. “By January when Ben Ali was ousted, the citizens in Tunisia looked at Egypt and said, ‘Hey, Egypt, what about your country?’ In many ways, it was one man’s efforts that sparked what happened in the rest of the region. The youth of Egypt got the message, and by late winter, it was over for Mubarak.” The U.S. knew the problems in Egypt, said Scobey, but did not overtly interfere with Egyptian rule. “We knew there was a youth population bulge. We knew the leaders of the country

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Karla Fultz prepares for a makeover By Wendy Smith Persistence paid off when A.L. Lotts Elementary School teacher Karla Fultz entered Oak Ridge Associated Universities’ Extreme Classroom Makeover for the third time. She won $25,000 to spend on technology for her 5th grade classroom.

Karla Fultz visits with Ben Keziah, Jared Watkins, Olivia Knowling and Kylie Stooksbury during Camp Invention last week. Keziah, Watkins and Stooksbury were in her 5th grade class last year. Knowling will be a 5th grader at A.L. Lotts this fall.

I’m so glad you’re here, now we know what we’re missing; Technology is something we shouldn’t be dismissing. I want to use the tools of my generation; Connecting to the world will provide acceleration. “Gangnam Style” rap written by Karla Fultz for ORAU’s Extreme Classroom Makeover contest Last week, Fultz’s classroom was shrouded with black plastic for Camp Invention. But the room will soon undergo another transformation as the equipment she has purchased is installed. At the end of July, ORAU will host an Extreme Classroom Makeover “reveal” party for last year’s students and their families. Fultz is excited, but also overwhelmed. She plans to devote much of her time over the next few weeks to learning how to use the new equipment. She may not be savvy when it comes to electronics, but her creativity shines through in the video she wrote for the ORAU contest, which is on the consortium’s website. The video tells the story of a new student being introduced to the class during a science lesson. Technology, one of the students says, is anything that makes life easier, like a toothbrush or a pencil. The new student asks if the classroom has any examples of technology from this century, then launches into a rap in a “Gangnam Style” video takeoff. Fultz regrets that the students who worked so hard on the video won’t get to use the new equipment. But she’s happy that most will attend West Valley Middle School, which is one of 11 schools that will pilot Knox County’s one-to-one technology effort (one technology device for each student) this fall. Before choosing equipment, Fultz sought the advice of two previous

Extreme Classroom Makeover winners. Rocky Hill Elementary 5th grade teacher Jordan Haney won the prize in 2010, and he suggested that Fultz purchase a variety of devices for students to use, rather than 24 of the same thing. She chose a mix of notebook computers and tablets will with rotate students throughout the year, and she thinks the variety will keep students engaged. She also observed how Heather Burkhart, a 5th grade teacher at Pigeon Forge Middle School, utilizes one-to-one technology. Burkhart, who won the makeover in 2012, constantly assesses her students, which enables her to monitor learning, Fultz says. Fultz considered spending a chunk of her budget on a new active board, but opted instead to purchase a 70inch flat-screen television equipped with Apple TV. Each electronic device in the classroom will be able to communicate with the television. She has much to learn, but she’s very motivated to reach her students, who are often bored at school and anxious to get home so they can use technology there. Working on computers in the classroom will keep students interested, and also help them prepare for future jobs, she says. In addition to motivating students, Fultz hopes to make ORAU proud. The consortium wants to see if having

Karla Fultz, a 5th grade teacher at A.L. Lotts Elementary School, is excited but overwhelmed about learning to use new devices that will soon be installed in her classroom. She received $25,000 to spend on technology from ORAU’s Extreme Classroom Makeover contest this spring. Photos by Wendy Smith technology in the classroom makes a difference in student learning, and she wants her students’ test scores to show that it does, she says. A. L. Lotts principal Adam Parker will also have an eye on the students in Fultz’s class. “As we watch the technology classroom environment unfold, it can give us some insight as to how we may be

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able to better approach a one-to-one environment effectively as it relates to delivering curriculum,” he says. Her summer vacation will be shorter than usual, but next month’s “reveal” will be the culmination of a lot of hard work – and a lot of fun – for Fultz. “It’s been a really special year for all of us,” she says. “It’s something we’ll never forget.”

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CONTINUING Knoxville Children’s Theatre performs “Babe, The Sheep-Pig” – based on the book that inspired the popular film “Babe” – at the theater’s new location, 109 Churchwell Ave. The cast consists of 18 actors ages 6-14. Shows are at 7 p.m. June 20 and 21 and 1 and 5 p.m. June 22. Tickets: $12 ($10 each for any adult and child entering together). Reservations: 599-5284 or “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Revised)” will be presented by an adult, professional cast by the WordPlayers of Knoxville at the WordPlayers Theater @ MCM, 1540 Robinson Road. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. June 20, 21 and 22 and 2:30 p.m. June 23. For info, call 539-2940, email or visit Tickets are $6-$15 and are available at the website or at the door with cash or check. DivorceCare is offered 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 8 at Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike. Those interested may attend any or all sessions. Info: The 17th Master Woodworkers Show has issued a call for entries to craftspeople working within a 200-mile radius of Knoxville. The biennial show will be Nov. 1-3 in downtown Knoxville. Entry fee is $65 for up to three works; additional works are $20 each. Deadline for entries is Aug. 1. Download an application at or send SASE to 17th Master Woodworkers Show, 4132 Rocky Branch Road, Walland, TN 37886. “Birds in Art,” an exhibit of paintings, sculptures and graphics celebrating the timeless appeal of birds, is at McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive, through Sunday, Aug. 18. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday (closed on July 4). A stroller tour for parents, caregivers and children will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 17. A Family Activity Day will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22.

MONDAY, JUNE 17 Tennessee Shines will feature the Leah Gardner Band and “Heartland Series” creator and producer Steve Dean (speaking about the 150th anniversary of Brig. Gen. William P. Sanders’ first raid on Knoxville) at 7 p.m. at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St.; broadcast on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Tickets: $10, available at WDVX and Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6 p.m. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18 Water Safety Day, sponsored by East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and Dollywood’s Splash Country, will start at 10 a.m. at Splash Country in Pigeon Forge. Staff lifeguards will hold demonstrations and activities, Children’s Hospital will offer lifesaving techniques and emergency-preparedness tips, and Safe Kids of Greater Knoxville will give safety tips. Free with paid admission to the water park. Titanic 1st Class Summer Reading Program will be introduced by the Titanic Museum attraction of Pigeon Forge at 11 a.m. at Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Shakespeare for Kids will be held at 2 p.m. at Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road. The Tennessee Stage Company will lead this interactive workshop for school-age children, making the Bard and his “Twelfth Night” more accessible. The FARM Knoxville Farmers Market is open 3-6 p.m. in the parking lot of Ebenezer UMC, 1001 Ebenezer Road. The Dixie Lee Pinnacle Farmers Market is open 3-6 p.m. at Turkey Creek (across from the theater). The “POV” documentary “Homegoings” will

have a free preview screening at East Tennessee PBS, 1611 Magnolia Ave. Refreshments will be served beginning at 6 p.m., with the screening at 7 p.m. The 56-minute documentary about African-American funeral traditions will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Hubert Smith of “The Hubert Smith Radio Show” on WUTK-FM. The broadcast premiere of “Homegoings” at 10 p.m. Monday, June 24, kicks off the 26th season of the PBS series “POV.” Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina, 7610 Maynardville Pike, will hold a Sushi 101 class 6:30-8:30 p.m. Karen Crumley, a 2008 graduate of the UT Culinary Institute who also trained at Nama Sushi Bar, will lead the class. Students will receive detailed instruction and will have the opportunity to create their own maki, temaki, spicy tuna rolls, California rolls and other items. BYO wine. Cost: $50. Register: or 922-9916. “Jazz on the Square” will feature the Marble City 5 performing 8-10 p.m. at the Bill Lyons Pavilion on Market Square. Free.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19 American Red Cross, 6921 Middlebrook Pike, offers weekly information sessions on nurse assistant, EKG and phlebotomy training 10-11 a.m. Info: 862-3508. Books Sandwiched In, a lunch-and-learn series, will be held at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Knoxville News Sentinel editor Jack McElroy will discuss “Collapse: How societies choose to fail or succeed” by Jared Diamond. Summer Library Club presents magician Mike Messing at 3 p.m. at Lawson-McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20 “Dig Into the Past: Egypt!” – a special Egyptianthemed storytime with crafts and games – will be at 11 a.m. at Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road. Summer Library Club will present the Zoomobile from the Knoxville Zoo at 11 a.m. at Sequoyah Branch Library, 1140 Southgate Road. Shakespeare for Kids will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. The Tennessee Stage Company will lead this interactive workshop for school-age children, making the Bard and his “Twelfth Night” more accessible. The Knoxville Community Band will perform 7-9 p.m. on Market Square. Free. Concertgoers are welcome to bring chairs or blankets. No alcohol or food will be available except on the patios of nearby restaurants.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21 The FARM Knoxville Farmers Market is open 3-6 p.m. at Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike. Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave., will hold a Summer Solstice Celebration featuring family-friendly solar-powered entertainment at 3 p.m. Bring a blanket and picnic to enjoy dinner on the lawn. Cost: $6 ($3 members); free for 2 and under. Register: 577-4717, ext. 110. Alive After Five at the Knoxville Museum of Art, 1050 World’s Fair Park, will feature Carib Sounds Steel Band 6-8:30 p.m. Admission: $10 ($6 for KMA members and college students with ID); free for 17 and under.

Ayers will present the program “Fabrics and Designs of War Between the States Clothing.” Visitors welcome. Reservations and info: Charlotte Miller, 448-6716. Saturday Stories & Songs will feature One World Circus at 11 a.m. at Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Saturday Stories & Songs will feature Charlene Ellis at 11 a.m. at Lawson-McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. The 2012-13 GED Class of Pellissippi State Community College will hold its commencement exercises at 11 a.m. at Central UMC, 201 E. Third Ave. Info: 329-3176. A Wild West Roundup benefiting the Ladies of Charity of Knoxville will begin at 6 p.m. at the St. John Neumann School Corral gym, 625 St. John Court. The evening will feature square dancing, dinner and a silent and live auction. Cocktail hour starts at 6, with dinner at 7. Casual western attire. Cost: $75. Reservations (by June 17) to Carolyn Susano, 584-1480 (make checks to Ladies of Charity, 120 W. Baxter Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917; Attn: Wild West Roundup). NFL Hall of Famer Mike Singletary will speak at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike. Singletary’s presentation ($10) and a 5:30-6:45 p.m. barbecue dinner ($5) benefit the church’s Helping Hands Ministry, a day program for young men and women with special needs. Tickets and info: 966-9791.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 22-23 RACK 2013 Field Day, held by the Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville, will run from 2 p.m. June 22 to 2 p.m. June 23 at Fort Dickerson Park off Chapman Highway. It is open to anyone interested in amateur radio; RACK membership is not required. Anyone who wants to assist or observe setup is welcome to arrive at 10 a.m. June 22. A potluck cookout will be held at noon. Free. Info: www.

MONDAY, JUNE 24 Creating the Ever-Flourishing Company Using the Theory of Constraints, an interactive seminar led by Rami Goldratt, CEO of Goldratt Consulting, will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Center for Executive Education at the UT College of Business Administration. Goldratt will focus on how businesses can resolve complex management dilemmas and increase profitability by removing organizational constraints. Upper-level managers from all industries are invited. Cost: $825; includes course materials, breakfast, snacks and lunch. Register: http:// Tennessee Shines will feature American singersongwriter Kim Richey, British guitarist-songwriter David Clifton and poet Dawn Coppock at 7 p.m. at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St.; broadcast on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Tickets: $10, available at WDVX and Remaining tickets will be sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6 p.m. Children 14 and under accompanied by a parent are admitted free.


Burn, Baby, Burn!, a workout program for mothers, will start at 10 a.m. June 24 at West Hills Park; 9 a.m. June 25 and 27 at New Harvest Park; 9:30 a.m. June 26 at World’s Fair Park; and 9:30 a.m. June 28 at Turkey Creek Greenway (meet at the Pinnacle obelisk and fountain area between Chico’s and Loft). Kim Day Training’s one-hour program of cardio, muscle strengthening and core conditioning is designed to help moms 11th annual KARM Dragon Boat Festival will bond with other moms and lose their baby weight while be held 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Cove at Concord Park. More also spending time with their kids in strollers. Cost: $10. than 62 corporate and community teams will race 41Info: or 684-0593. foot Hong Kong-style boats on Loudoun Lake. The event A Musical Theatre Camp will be held 9 a.m.-2 will include musical performances, food and children’s p.m. at Studio Arts for Dancers, 1234 Rocky Hill Road. activities. Info: Participants will learn lyrics and lines to “Mamma Mia,” The 2013 Big BBQ Bash will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at “The Lion King,” “Hair,” “Les Mis” and “South Pacific” the Greenbelt Parking Lot in downtown Maryville. Ama- and will make props and backdrops for an end-of-theteur teams are invited to “smoke up or shut up” while week performance. Cost: $200. Info: Lynn, 539-2475 or competing for a total of $7,000 in prize money in egories including pulled pork, ribs, brisket, chicken and “anything butt.” Admission is free. Vendors and barbecue teams will charge for food. Bands will play 10 a.m-2 p.m. High-school football coaches will test their grilling skills in the second annual Pigskin Coaches Challenge. Flying Anvil Theatre will offer theater camps 9 Info and registration: Info: a.m.-3:30 p.m. for children at 1529 Downtown West Blvd. Kim Mitchell, 329-9120 or June 24-28 is musical theater, ages 6-17; July 8-12 is acting The Captain W.Y.C. Hannum Chapter #1881, skills, 6-17, and playwriting, 11-16; July 15-19 is on-camera United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at 10:30 acting skills, 11-17; and July 22-26 is improvisational acta.m. at Green Meadow Country Club in Alcoa. The busi- ing, 11-17. Instructors are working professionals. Fees range ness session will be at 11 a.m., followed by lunch. Terry from $195 to $215. Info:


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Checkmate! CAK Chess Club captures state titles

Since 2010, parent volunteer Rose Swanger, along with other parents, has managed the CAK Warrior Chess Club, offering CAK students an opportunity to have fun learning the game of chess, competing with other students, and representing CAK in local, state, and national scholastic chess tournaments. “Chess develops mental sharpness and reasoning skills, teaches patience and reinforces that, just like actions in their daily lives, every move in chess has a consequence,” Swanger said. “The chess club also cultivates good manners and sportsmanship, and teaches respect.” The Warrior Chess Club recently finished its most successful scholastic chess season. This year’s beginner group was instructed by Sanchit Wadhawan, a superb chess player and student at Webb High School. The advanced students worked with National Chess Master and three-time Tennessee State Champion Leonard Dickerson. The result was a banner year for the club. At the 2013 Supernationals V (SNV), a National US Chess Federation (USCF) tournament with more than 5,300 of the nation’s best and bright-

CAK Primary Chess Team members Nathan Redford, Gracia Tu, Walker Douglass, Ellie Nath, Lela Green and Johney Green III.

Luke Tedford and Ellie Nath of the CAK Chess Club qualified for the State Championship Tournament.

est scholastic chess players, 10 CAK Chess Club members competed in various sessions based on their grade levels and tournament experience. Held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center in Nashville, the tournament was the world’s largest overthe-board rated chess tournament ever. The annual Region 1 Tennessee State Scholastic

Tournament was held at Oak Ridge High School for an opportunity to qualify for the State Championship. The CAK Chess Club had two Individual Primary Finishers qualify for the State Championship Tournament: Ellie Nath and Luke Tedford, who placed second and third, respectively. These students qualified for the State Championship Tournament in Cookeville. Nathan Redford,

in his first tournament ever, placed ninth in the Region 1 Primary Qualifier. Matthew Swanger also qualified to compete at the State Scholastic Championship in the K-8 section with a seventh place finish. At the State Championship, Ellie Nath placed ninth overall in Primary K-3, and Luke Tedford was the top unrated player at the State Championship tournament. The CAK Primary Chess Team of Ellie Nath, Luke Tedford, Nathan Redford, Gracia Tu and Walker Douglass captured the Region 1 State Championship , a first for the CAK Chess Club, and qualified to compete at the State Championship Tournament in Cookeville. The CAK Primary Team of Ellie Nath, Nathan Redford, Gracia Tu, Walker Douglass, and Lela Green, placed eighth of 16 teams at the TN State Championship Tournament. The CAK Chess Club invites you and your children to have a different kind of competitive sport. The club meetings start on the first Monday of October and end in March following the state scholastic tournaments. Info: Rose Swanger, 5679939.

Summer camps Don’t miss these exciting summer camps at CAK. Unless otherwise noted, visit for info or to register. ■ Warrior Football Camp, June 17-20, 9 a.m. to noon, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m., elementary and middle school ages. Make checks payable to “Warrior Football Camp.” ■ Warrior Softball Camp, June 17-20, 9 a.m. to noon, elementary and middle school ages. Cost is $100. Register on-site. ■ Warrior Basketball Camp, June 24-26. FUNdamental Camp, 9 a.m. to noon, boys and girls, 1st through 4th grade, $100. Advance Camp, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., boys and girls, 4th through 7th grade, $100. ■ Warrior Volleyball Camp for middle school, all skills; July 8-10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; July 22-24, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; July 29-31, 6 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. ■ Warrior Tennis Camp, girls and boys, ages 8-14, 9 a.m. to noon, July 15-18 and 22-24. Cost is $120 per week. ■ Warrior Sports Camp, boys and girls, kindergarten through 6th grade, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 29 through Aug. 2. Cost is $110. Camp held in the Warrior Gym. ■ Warrior Volleyball Camp – HS Summer Slam! High school team camp held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 22-24.

Spring sports net state wins Congratulations to the CAK Warriors on a successful spring season! CAK’s boys tennis, boys soccer and girls 4x800 relay team all celebrated 2013 TSSAA State championships. CAK boys tennis team members Josh Current, Ethan Fussell, Alex Robbins, Tanner DeBord, Koi Royal and Franklin Murchison

Members of the CAK boys soccer team are: (front) John Morse, Eric Bailes, Christian Brunner, Josh Morgan, Wade Crutchfield, Jon Creel, Anthony Buzzeo, Dallas Dunn, Chris Patti, Philip Nicholes, Sean Wagner, Kurt Backstrom; (back) Anthony Burns, Dustin Crouse, Spencer Bobrowski, Stevie Thompson, Colten Marcum, Ryan Alberts, Greg Gorman, Jonathan Dotson, Ryan Creel, Chris Scott, Stephen Pardue, John Broyles and Phil Foster.

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Targeted approach to treating metastatic brain cancer After battling kidney cancer since 2008, Ronald Myers of Maryville, 68, was on his way to a University of Tennessee football game in November of 2011 when his wife, Angela, realized something else was wrong. “I was opening the truQk of the car, looking for something, and I guess I looked funny, because my wife said, ‘What’s wrong with you?’ ” His face was numb, and his vision burry. After several doctors’ visits and tests, Myers was told the cancer had spread to his brain, called a metastasis. “About 20 to 40 percent of all cancers will eventually spread to the brain,” explained Dr. Joseph T. Meyer, a radiation oncologist at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Thompson Cancer Survaval Center and one of Myers’ physicians. “Brain metastases Dr. Joe Meyer have become more common as better treatments allow patients to live longer with cancer.” Physicians at Fort Sanders have several options for treating brain metastases, typically using a combination of procedures. “We have a team of neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, radiation physicists and nurses who work together to evaluate patients and determine the best treatment for each one,” said Dr. Meyer. “We individualize the treatment based on each person’s situation.” First, Myers had traditional brain sur-

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gery with Dr. David Hauge, a neurosurgeon, in November of 2011. But after that, several other lesions arose. Myers had a choice between receiving whole-brain radiation, in which the whole brain receives treatment, or Gamma Knife radiosurgery, in which only the tu-

mors are targeted. Wholebrain radiation is more effective at preventing new tumors, but there are serious side effects. “In whole brain radiation, there’s hair loss, skin irritation, fatigue and effects on neurocognitive function. Mr. Myers wanted to avoid those side effects, so he chose the Gamma Knife,” said Dr. Meyer. The Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion surgical system at Fort Sanders targets only the brain cancer cells, without damaging nearby tissue. The Perfexion system is the most advanced and precise radiosurgical system in the world. It is one of 30 in the nation and the only one in East Tennessee. “The Gamma Knife is the latest technology available, and we have the most precise tool of all,” said Dr. Meyer. While it is used to treat other brain disorders, increasingly the Gamma Knife system is being used to treat metastatic brain tumors that are inoperable with traditional surgery. Myers underwent Gamma Knife procedures in February and October of 2012.

“The whole experience, as far as I’m concerned, is absolutely the best.” The non-invasive treatment involves no cutting and takes about two to six hours. Local anesthesia is applied while a lightweight helmet is secured to the skull, to hold the patient still during treatment. The patient feels nothing unusual during the procedure. “It’s not painful at all,” said Myers. “But you just have to understand that any time your body absorbs radiation, you end up weak for a few days. It does take you a few days to get over it.” As with anyone who undergoes a Gamma Knife procedure, Myers will continue to be monitored periodically for new brain lesions. But he said he would recommend Fort Sanders Regional for anyone facing the difficult situation of a brain metastasis. “The whole experience, as far as I’m concerned, is absolutely the best,” Myers said. “The two doctors who run it are great people, and the nurses were wonderful too, so kind. My experience was great. “There’s no doubt in my mind Dr. Hauge and Dr. Meyer saved my life,” he added. “I can’t say enough good things about them.” For more information about Gamma Knife Services, call 865-673-FORT (3678).

Brain surgery without the ‘surgery’ The Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion machine has treated nearly 340 patients since coming to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in 2011. And both physicians and patients are delighted with the results. “I continue to be amazed by the tumor reduction we receive using gamma knife technology,” says Dr. David H. Hauge, Medical Director of the Fort Sanders Gamma Knife Center. Using the Gamma Knife radiosurgery system requires a team effort. “We have both neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists together in the pretreatment evaluation, as well as the Dr. David actual proceHauge dure. Speciallytrained radiation physicists and nurses also help ensure a safe and pleasant experience for the patient,” explains Hauge. Despite its name, the Gamma Knife is not really a “knife.” There’s no cutting, no anesthesia and no hospitalization afterward. Radiation energy is targeted through the skull and into brain tumors, destroying

them while leaving healthy tissue unharmed in the process. Treatments can last less than two hours, and patients go home the same day. Gamma Knife can also be used to treat a number of other brain disorders, like non-cancerous tumors of the pituitary gland, tumors of the ear or eye nerves, or malformations of the blood vessels in the brain. Fort Sanders is an “open” center, meaning Gamma Knife credentialed and trained physicians in the area are welcome to use the technology. Six neurosurgeons and five radiation oncologists from Knoxville area hospitals participate regularly at the Fort Sanders Gamma Knife Center. The biggest benefit of the Gamma Knife is its ability to treat multiple tumors at once, up to 15 or more. The Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion is designed to allow treatment of multiple metastatic brain tumors developed from primary cancers outside the brain such as lung, breast, ovarian, colorectal, kidney and melanoma. The Gamma Knife is much safer than other radiosurgical tools for brain tumors because it does not expose the rest of the

brain or body to radiation. “We can deliver the treatment with pinpoint precision,” explains Fort Sanders’ neurosurgeon Dr. Joel Norman. “When you’re delivering radiation to the Dr. Joel brain, particuNorman larly around the brain stem or optic nerves that control eyesight, precision is everything.” Dr. Hauge agrees. “In a recent study, Gamma Knife was shown to deliver far less radiation to the rest of the body outside the brain than any other currently available cranial radiosurgical technology.” However, while the Gamma Knife is one of a kind in the area, it is not a cure for everything. Some tumors of the brain will still need traditional surgery. “Gamma Knife adds another treatment option for patients with brain cancers or other noncancerous abnormalities in the brain,” says Dr. Norman. For more information about the Fort Sanders Gamma Knife Center, call 865-541-4000.

Brain Surgery without the “Surgery” Gamma Knife Radiosurgery The world’s most comprehensive and precise treatment for brain cancer and other brain tumors is the Leksell Perfexion Gamma Knife. And the only center in Tennessee with this life-changing treatment is in Knoxville at the Fort Sanders Regional Gamma Knife Center located at Thompson Cancer Survival Center. Treatment takes one day, not multiple sessions. Recovery time is quick…most patients go home the same day. But the best part, our patients tell us, is there is no “surgery”…. no incision, no anesthesia. It’s about returning to family, friends and living life as soon as possible. Gamma Knife technology has treated thousands and is considered the Gold Standard1 in the treatment of malignant and benign brain tumors, vascular malformations in the brain and other brain disorders. No other radiosurgery system is more precise with less total radiation to the body.


For more information about Gamma Knife radiosurgery call (865) 541-4000 or visit Lippitz, Bobo E., “Treatment of Brain Metastases Using Gamma Knife Radiosurgery –The Gold Standard,” European Neurological Review, Touch Briefings, 2008 1

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West Knoxville resident Jill Bartine enjoys two careers. Photos by Sarah Harper

Everything changes, including the Critter Corner. From now on, it’ll just be “Carol’s Corner.� In the coming months you’ll meet all kinds of interesting people – everyday heroes, professionals in one area with a consuming interest in another, folks who’ve overcome extraordinary circumstances. And there will still be plenty of critters! This column loves animals and always will. So don’t worry – there are lots of creature features still to come. But for now, let’s meet one of those interesting people mentioned earlier. She’s a professional musician and has been since she was straight out of college. And in the past few years, she’s discovered another true calling. West Knox resident Jill

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was the only type of exercise I’d ever done that didn’t feel like exercise. It made me feel extremely powerful, yet peaceful at the same time.� Over the years Bartine, who dislikes exercise and says she’s never been “a fitness person,� continued with occasional yoga classes. In the back of her mind was the idea that she might teach yoga one day. But she describes herself as “not naturally flexible,� and didn’t think she had what it takes. Besides, her music career and the arrival of twin boys Noah and Owen, now 9, kept her mind on other things. Along the way, a yoga teacher at the Y calmed her “inflexible� fears and advised her that “there was more to teaching yoga than being able to put your foot behind your head.� In the summer of 2011, she took the plunge and enrolled in The Glowing Body’s 200-hour intensive program. For two weekends each month, she spent 10hour days practicing poses, learning anatomy, reading and writing about all aspects of yoga. When she received her certification, the jobs started falling right into her lap – first at The Practice, then at The Glowing Body

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DACHSHUNDS MINIS, DR TABLE w/6 chairs, Reg. M & F, SH & (Rarely Used), vinyl LH, Shots, $300- padded table top covers CEDAR LN AREA, 2 $450. 865-216-5770 & 2 ext, lite oak made LR, kit., 1 BA, ***Web ID# 260861*** Homes 40 BR, by Universal, asking incl. appls., $455/mo $850. 423-404-4266. + dep. 865-363-4263 GERMAN Shepherd ***Web ID# 261236*** 2001 E. Magnolia Ave. CHEAP Houses For Sale Female, 3 yrs. old, Up to 60% OFF WEST, 2BR, 1 1/2 BA full blooded, no pa865-309-5222 Townhouse, covered pers, $100. German Auctions 217 Auctions 217 Auctions 217 patio, outside storage, Shepherd Akita Mix no pets, $625 + dep. F, 15 mos. spayed, OAK RIDGE FSBO, 1 Call 865-531-7895. $100. 865-776-1810 Lvl, Convenient Loc., Hardwood Flr., 3 BR, 3 BA, 2130 SF, Apts - Furnished 72 LAB PUPPIES, AKC Reg. 1 F, 2 M yel$184,900. 888-832-4916 low, 1 F, 2 M choc. $350. 865-705-4186 WALBROOK STUDIOS ***Web ID# 260769*** For Sale By Owner 40a 25 1-3 60 7 $140 weekly. Discount LAB PUPS AKC, ch. avail. Util, TV, Ph, bldlns, blk & choc. FARRAGUT, 4BR/ Stv, Refrig, Basic 3.5BA, 3360 SF, $365K, male & fem. Ready Cable. No Lse. 6/19. 865-388-6153 fenced yard, n'hood pool + boat launch. ***Web ID# 260968*** Duplexes 73 23940418 Many different breeds NORTH / HALLS, Maltese, Yorkies, VEHICLES: Hummer Kit Car Mounted on Suburban Frame 350 cu. 2BR, 1BA, 6749 North 40n Malti-Poos, Poodles, Langston, $550, pet on in., Auto, PS, Air; GMC 7000 Delivery Truck /W 22FT. Box; Ford Yorki-Poos, Shih-Poos, approval, 679-6688. FTN CITY, 3 BR Shih Tzu, $175/up. shots 350 Econoline w/ 15ft. box; Yamaha Viraggo 750 Motorcycle 5058 Home, 1515 SF, Bonus & wormed. We do miles; ATV Dune Buggy; (2) Eco Prima Power Bike/ w Battery Assist; Room, Sunroom, Health guar. Houses - Unfurnished 74 layaways. Hardwood, Built-ins, Div. of Animal Welfare (2) Lepton Battery Powered Scooters; Storage Trailers; Tools; AND Fireplace, Fenced State of TN Cedar Bluff. 3 BR, 2 Yard, Covered Patio. Dept. of Health. MUCH MORE. BA ranch, LR, DR, $134,500 (865)216-1880. Lic # COB0000000015. den, new eat in kit., ***Web ID# 262063*** 423-566-3647 SUPPORT EQUIPMENT: Toyota 5000 lb. Lift 3-stage Boom Forklift gar. Yd care. No HALLS Temple Acres smoke/ pets. 9153 Carlton SHIH-TZU male, AKC, Less than 2400 hrs.; Pallet Racking; Air Compressor; Elec. Bench lovely yard, 3 BR, 2 Cir. Ref. $1075+ dep. 4 1/2 mo old, white & 865-693-1910 BA, encl. gar./shed, Grinder On Stand; Warrior Commercial Warehouse Heater-Kero; NH brown, all puppy shots, $95,000. 584-1688 $350. 423-494-7909 M#555 Skid Steer Loader; Floor Buffer; Commercial Warehouse Fan; Farragut, Lake Access ***Web ID# 261240*** Fan On Stand; Aerator; Craftsman Saw AND MUCH MORE. 4 BR, 3 BA, 2 family Downtown 40x rms. 1206 Nautical $2500 YORKIE MALE, 12 wks., AKC S&W, Farragut: 3+BR, 3BA, FURNITURE: Several High End OfďŹ ce Desks; JOFCO Lateral File; chocolate, $300 86545 FT CHRIS-CRAFT 601 Banbury, $1800 463-2049, 441-6161 Live Aboard Yacht. Curio Cabinet; 2-3-4-5 Drawer Lateral ďŹ les; Legal 2-4 Drawer File Lease Purchase poss. Realty Executives Assoc Cabinets; File Cabinets; Conference Desks; Computer Desks; Round $94K, Jim, 865-414-3321 693-3232 Jane 777-5263 Horses 143 Pedestal Tables; Glass Top Library Tables; Elec Dart Board Game; D a n i e l s e l l sh o m e s. c om

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CHRYSLER 2011, 300 LTD, Nav., leather, 21k mi, like new. $23,900/make offer. 865-850-4614 ***Web ID# 258523***



Cadillac Escalade 2007, loaded w/ extras, only FENCE WORK Instal50K mi., diamond white, lation & repair. Free non-smoker, always est. 43 yrs exp! Call garaged, 865-300-5132. 973-2626. HUMMER H1 2004, soft top, 56K mi, 330 pewter, exc cond., Flooring $61,900. 865-438-3482 CERAMIC TILE inFloors/ Imports 262 stallation. walls/ repairs. 33 yrs exp, exc work! John 938-3328 BMW 328i, 2007, hardtop convertible, 47K mi., black w/brown 333 int., sports pkg., Guttering great cond. $23,500. 865-660-2648 HAROLD'S GUTTER SERVICE. Will clean HYUNDAI SONATA, front & back $20 & up. SE Turbo 2012, exc. Quality work, guarancond, loaded 7K mi. teed. Call 288-0556. $18,900. 423-295-5393


LEXUS LS430, 2001 339 Sedan, loaded, leather, Lawn Care 1 owner, 136K mi $7,475 406-7407 or 219-8746 TRACTOR WORK, bush hog, grading & MAZDA MIATA MX5, tilling. $50 job 1990, 5 sp, 59K orig. minimum. 235-6004 mi., exc. cond. $7000 GOLDWING TRIKE OBO. 865-947-9543 1989, GL1500, 74k mi., $15,000 obo. ***Web ID# 258912*** Roofing / Siding 352 Call 865-988-3490. 3 WHEEL SCOOTER TRIKE 2010, 50 cc, $850. Phone 865-230-4487

Flagstaff Micro Lite HARLEY SPORTSTER bought new June 1992, Lowered, 2012. 25 ft. Loaded. balanced bored, Sale Used only 5 times. or trade,&865-382-5084. $15,500. 423-562-1338 TOYOTA COROLLA or 423-907-3775. SUZUKI 650 Burgman S 2007, 82K mi., scooter 2009, $7000. good shape, $7500. Flagstaff Super Lite Call 423-438-8574. AT, 400 mi., Suzuki w/super slide out 2007, warranty til 10/15, great cond. $19,900/bo. TOYOTA SOLARA 865-679-3850. 865-465-7004 2001 convertible, 90K mi., $6900. Exc. cond. FOREST RIVER Call 865-475-4202. WILDCAT FIFTH 2007, low miles, ***Web ID# 258415*** WHEEL CAMPER. $4000. 865-573-2654. 25', one slide, AC, TOYOTA SOLARA SUZUKI VOLUSIA Heat, MW, ceiling conv. 2008, all bells 2003, 800cc, 40th fan, nice, 1 owner, & whistles, 65k mi., Anniversary Edition non-smoker, $13,500 wife's car, she $4,000. 865-933-5167 inc. hitch. 865-498-0460. bought a new one! $17,700. 865-257-8672. NEWMAR MOUNTAIN AIRE 2001 Autos Wanted 253 VW EOS 2012, 1 FW, 37' wide body, owner, showroom 3 slides, all options, cond. 7600 mi. Red A BETTER CASH luxury unit, great w/blk int. $28,950. OFFER for junk cars, cond. Selling due to 865-405-0726 trucks, vans, running health, $24,000 obo. ***Web ID# 259824*** or not. 865-456-3500 Also RV Lot, Sundown VW GLS Convertible Resort Townsend, 2005, bright yellow, $36,000 obo. 865-254-4423 Auto Accessories 254 black top, black lthr ***Web ID# 260567*** auto, 95K mi., very REDUCED-FOREST pretty, exceptionally RIVER Cardinal Like New 215/70R/15 clean $7500. 806-3648 2011, 5th wheel, 39', 865-200-8872 top of line, full body paint, king sz bed, Sports 264 sep. bath w/door, Vans 256 granite countertop, MERCEDES SL320 ^ 2 Lazy Boy leather Roadster 1996, red, ODYSSEY recliners, 40" TV, HONDA light stone leather, EX 2000. 230,240 k cherry cab., $44,000 2 tops, 169K mi., miles. $4300. 865obo. 865-947-2531 immaculate! $7,000. 660-5522 865-806-3648 HONDA ODYSSEY Tree Service Motor Homes 237 EXL 2010, DVD, lthr. Domestic 265 loaded, 24K mi., 2012 Gulfstream BT $19,800. 423-295-5393 Cruiser, 31', 8100 mi, BUICK 1991 Park Ave 1 slide, TV/DVR, sleeps Ultra, loaded, extra 4-5, 450 V10, w/car dolly Trucks 257 clean, garage kept, & cover, pwr awning, 1 drive anywhere, ownr, $55K obo. Listed FORD F150 2007, 5 spd $3,800. 865-406-5915 $104K. 865-607-6761 manual, dark gray, ***Web ID# 262551*** CTS, 2004 AC, 4.2 eng., reg. cab, CADILLAC V6, 3.6L, 112k mi, 10K mi, priv. party, 1 GMC Georgie Boy 26' SR, spoiler,. 20" owner, $12,500. Like 1992, newly renovated, Vouge whls, Memphis new. 865-288-0066 new tires, 4000 Honda gen. Sound Syst., $14,500. $10,000 obo. 865-453-7748. TOYOTA 865-405-6965 PICKUP ***Web ID# 258090*** 1982, 1 owner, 198K ***Web ID# 257237*** mi., very good GULFSTREAM CADILLAC Fleetwood cond. 865-603-5499 Conquest Ltd. 2003 Brougham 1994, 4 dr., Touring Edit. Model 1 owner, garaged, 6304, 24,250 mi., 276 like new, 149K mi., 4 Wheel Drive 258 hrs. on 4KW gen., 1 $3,000. 865-690-6836. slide, elec. awning, set up for toad tow- Ford 350 XLT 2006, CADILLAC SEDAN ing, $35,000. Stored super duty, pwr stroke Deville 1996, 85k in Crossville. 423diesel, exc cond, 50K original miles, 949-6688, 423-596-2992 mi, $22,500. 606-248-4307 $2400. 706-233-1616 ***Web ID# 258044*** ***Web ID# 257142*** ***Web ID# 260832*** ^




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CLEAN up WHOLE Provision offers personal approach to a healthy diet By Shana Raley-Lusk Though the gift of good health is something that we all want, making healthy choices can sometimes feel overwhelming. Fortunately, the professionals at Provision take the guesswork out of creating a healthy lifestyle. According to Chief Dietitian and Managing Director Casey Peer, the food in your pantry is a great place to start. “The foods we eat today are fake,” says Casey. “Good food really does

equal good medicine.” Provision’s “CLEAN up your WHOLE plate” philosophy helps simplify the relationship between good overall health and smart food choices. The push toward convenience foods has introduced chemicals and preservatives that the human body was never meant to digest. Casey says that it is as if our bodies speak only English while processed foods are multilingual. This “misinformation” can lead to conditions that set up inflammation, high blood pressure and diabetes. In some more serious cases, it can even lead to cancer,

heart disease and dementia. In all instances, however, it causes an inability to lose weight. When we eat wholesome food, such as an apple or whole grain, it speaks the same figurative language as our bodies. But when those same foods are taken to a factory, they are reconstituted and “enriched” with additives, making them easier to prepare. Of course, preservatives and food coloring are added as well. Another part of the factory creates an attractive label for the processed foods. So when we walk through the grocery store, we are

your bombarded with packaging that begs for our attention. “Cereal marketing is a great example,” Casey points out. “Even with oats, there is a hierarchy. The best choice is steel-cut oats. The less the food is processed, the better it is. Yet consumers are confused with competing packages claiming health benefits.” Casey also cautions that these highly processed fake foods do not contain the nutrients that our bodies need. Provision members can schedule one-on-one nutrition sessions with Casey. She uses “CLEAN up your

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Bad things come to those who sit … and sit … and sit … “Sitting is the enemy.” It was a stern warning issued recently by Mark Conley, manager of therapy services at Fort Sanders West, to a co-worker whose eight-hour shifts in a wobbly office chair had played havoc with his lower back and knees. Conley isn’t alone in his assessment. In fact, sitting has been called the new plague of the 21st century because of the health ailments it can bring. Unfortunately, sitting is apparently what we do most. A recent poll of 6,300 people by the Institute of Medicine and Public Health found that people average sitting 56 hours a week – either at work, watching TV or in front of their computer screens. Add in time spent driving and just relaxing and some studies suggest we spend anywhere from half to almost three-fourths of our life in a sitting position. It’s a trend that physical therapist Jennifer Galloway at the Parkwest Therapy Center at Fort Sanders West sees becoming worse. “As the labor force ages and works longer into what was considered the retirement years, this is a major problem,” said Galloway, who holds a doctorate in physical therapy. “In addition, those people who tend to have sitting-type work positions will often go home and do more sitting at a computer to browse the Internet. In addition, the example we’re setting as parents for a sedentary lifestyle will continue with our children.” Of course, that’s not good for a human body engineered for standing and moving. Prolonged sitting, often defined as sitting more than two hours a day, does a number of things to the body, very few of them good. Consider this info from various studies: ■ Immediately after sitting, your calorieburning rate plunges to one calorie per minute, about a third of what it is when walking.

Did you know that if you sit for more than six hours a day for two weeks and your muscles begin to atrophy and it becomes easier to gain weight? ■ Sit a full 24 hours and you have a 40 percent reduction in glucose uptake in insulin, which can lead to Type 2 diabetes. ■ Sit more than six hours a day for a year and women begin losing up to 1 percent of their bone mass a year. ■ After a decade or two of sitting more than six hours a day, you’ve increased the chance of dying from heart disease by 64 percent and the risk of prostate or breast cancer by 30 percent. Researchers who once only looked at sitting’s role in sedentary behavior are now taking a serious look at the very mechanics of sitting and what it does to the body. For one thing, extended periods in a seated position are detrimental to various soft-

tissue structures and muscles throughout the body. When seated, the hips, spine, shoulder, legs and feet are no longer performing their major functions. Instead, the hip and abdominal muscles become shortened and compressed in a bent-hip, rounded-spine position. So when a person stands after a prolonged period of sitting, other muscles not designed for the job initiate the movement, leading to overuse of certain tissues and potentially causing back, hip, knee and foot pain. The upper body also can feel the wrath of prolonged sitting. That’s because when seated in front of a computer or in the driver’s seat, the arms and hands are extended in front of

the torso, creating a forward position that causes the shoulders to round forward and the spine to flex. With the arms and shoulders in this forward position, the head compensates by tilting upward to keep the eyes aligned on the road, computer screen or TV. This, in turn, creates an excessive arching of the neck which, over time, can lead to pain and dysfunction in those areas. For most of us, the prolonged sitting occurs at our office where musculoskeletal problems can arise out of poor workstation layout or organization. In fact, one study estimates that fully half of all office workers will develop some sort of musculoskeletal problem, mostly due to poor posture. The most common complaint, affecting 8 out of 10 workers, is lower back pain. “The most common problem I find in office work stations is clutter,” said Galloway, who also counsels businesses in creating ergonomic work settings. “Often work environments are so cluttered that it complicates the work process and efficiency. The second most common problem is inappropriate seating – one chair size does not fit all!” Indeed. Many office chairs lack the proper lumbar support to keep the spine upright, forcing workers into a slouching posture and causing the spine muscles to stretch. Prolonged stretching of this muscle can result in weakness or injury. “The actual process of sitting is not harmful – it’s prolonged sitting,” says Galloway. “Even if working at a desk, new habits can be formed to modify work with sitting, standing and walking. Modify your sitting position every hour with a brisk, 5-minute walk around your office or work area.” Are you at risk for type 2 diabetes? Visit and look for “risk assessments” under “interactive tools” on the menu of the home page.

Parkwest Therapy Center can help Parkwest Therapy Center is a member of Covenant Therapy Centers, which offer comprehensive rehabilitation services and a variety of specialized therapy programs. Therapists provide expertise and support to help patients improve their strength, stamina, range of motion, and quality of life. They often have advanced certifications for specific types of rehabilitation: ■ Advanced Sports Certification ■ Certified McKenzie ■ Certified MedX ■ Vestibular Rehabilitation ■ Certified Hand Therapy ■ Runner’s and Cyclist’s Screenings

Prolonged periods of sitting not only causes lower back problems, but a host of other ailments, including heart disease and diabetes.

Stand up, get moving trial, ovarian and prostate cancer as well as increased triglyceride levels. Other ways prolonged sitting can affect your body? ■ The British study found that putting pressure on certain body parts (such as sitting on your duff) can produce up to 50 percent more fat than usual in that area. ■ Glute muscles begin to atrophy or weaken, making them less toned and increasing your risk of back injury. ■ The flexor muscles in front of your hips shorten and tighten, causing your pelvis to tilt forward slightly and increasing the risk of back injury. The

tilting pelvis also makes your lower abdomen more rounded and creates a pot belly appearance. ■ The abs shorten and tighten with prolonged sitting. This results in a rounded back posture called hyper-kyphosis. The tighter abs also pull the body downward into a slouching position, causing the stomach to bow outward. ■ The hamstrings, in the rear of the upper thighs, contract and shorten as the knees stay bent. These tight hamstrings then work with the tight hip flexor muscles and cause the pelvis to tilt, contributing to a flat lower back and pot belly appearance.

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Plant yourself at your desk or in front of your TV for more than six hours, and you become vulnerable not only to bone and muscle problems but also to a slew of other ailments. That’s the word from a study released last year by a team of British researchers who looked at a meta-analysis of 18 other studies that included almost 800,000 participants and found that prolonged sitting increases the risk of diabetes by 112 percent, heart disease by 147 percent and death by 49 percent. Still other studies have found that prolonged sitting is associated with a higher risk of colorectal, endome-

General physical therapy services include orthopedics, sports medicine, orthotics, aquatic therapy, adult neurological therapy, amputees, splint fabrication, spinal rehab and back education, functional capacity evaluations, work conditioning and fitness programs. Parkwest Therapy Center is conveniently located in West Knoxville and is open 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Physician referral is required and most Physical therapist Jennifer Galloway at Parkwest Therapy Centers at insurance plans are accepted. Call Fort Sanders West says prolonged sitting causes shoulder and neck problems. She estimates as much as 40 percent of patients she sees (865) 531-5710 in physical therapy are there for neck and shoulder complaints. for more information.

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A great community newspaper serving Bearden and the surrounding area