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BUZZ Pond Gap street honors Newman Knoxville City Council has unanimously approved renaming Riley Drive (between Renford and Hollywood) to Charles Newman Drive. David Williams, president of the Pond Gap Area Neighborhood Association, led the effort to honor Mr. Newman (his great grandfather), who came to the community in 1929 and built the home at 3703 Sutherland Avenue which still stands and is occupied by family descendants. Mr. Newman was a grocer who operated a market on Fifth Avenue in the 1920s and the Locust Street Market in the â€™30s and â€™40s and had a cafe in the Market House downtown. He offered credit to his customers during the Great Depression and helped many find jobs. The neighborhood association plans to place an historic marker near the road to honor Mr. Newman.
Rural/Metro drives lower fire rates The Public Protection Class (PPC) for the portion of Knox County within the Rural/Metro service area has changed from five to three, which will result in an approximate 35 percent reduction in insurance premiums, according to Rural/Metro Fire Chief Jerry Harnish. The change is effective Aug. 1. The PPC is the numerical rating assigned to each community by the Insurance Services Office (ISO), which prepares and develops information that the insurance industry uses to set rates. The ISO evaluates emergency communications systems and dispatching, the fire department and the public water supply. PPC ratings range from one, which is the best, to 10, which means unprotected. Only about eight percent of communities surveyed by ISO have a PPC of three or better. A sample annual premium for a 25-year-old house with a $200,000 value and a PPC of five is $1,136. With a PPC of three, the annual premium drops to $774. Knox County had a PPC of nine in 1978. In 1995, it dropped to four. It went up to five in 2012 when all water districts began being graded together. The new Choto fire station affected the rating because it added fire engines and reduced response times, said Harnish. â€“ Wendy Smith
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The way we were
June 29, 2016
WHS Class of â€˜66 prepares to celebrate 50 years
A photo from the 1966 Westerner yearbook portrays a happy and studious West High School student body. Sandy Gillespie, who is helping to plan the Class of 1966 reunion, is in the center wearing saddle oxfords.
By Wendy Smith It was an age of relative innocence, except for a few drag races and social club hazing incidents, when students from diverse neighborhoods got along. Teenagers addressed adults as â€œmisterâ€? and â€œmissusâ€? and teachers were respected. To page A-3
WHS Class of 1966 reunion planners include Tom Foster, Mike Reeves, Tom Marsh, Beverly McDonald Trobaugh, Gunby Rule, Carolyn Shults Granade, Jimmy Bell, Annabell Ailor Harr, Ray Evans, Leigh Shepard Bailey, Sandy Gillespie and Sam Nelson. Photo by Wendy Smith
Local Polish Cultural Center opens By Wendy Smith
Marek Pienkowski, center, celebrates as Polish Ambassador to the U.S. Ryszard Schnepf cuts the ribbon on the Polish Cultural Center. Former Ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe looks on. Photo by Wendy Smith
Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the U.S. Ryszard Schnepf was the guest of honor at a ribbon-cutting for Knoxvilleâ€™s new Polish Cultural Center located in West Knox Plaza, 7417 Kingston Pike. The new center, which is adjacent to the medical office of Honorary Consul for the Republic of Poland Dr. Marek Pienkowski, houses an art gallery and library, and will host a monthly movie night. He estimates that there are approximately 300 Polish families in the greater Knoxville area. â€œI hope it will be a place where
people can mingle, get to know each other and build good relationships.â€? Schnepf said Knoxville has been supportive of Polish families, thanks in part to Former U.S. Ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe. The center looks very promising for future activity, he said. â€œItâ€™s always good to get together and see a movie. It will create an ambiance for the free exchange of ideas.â€? The artwork of Maja Godlewska is currently on display at the Polish Cultural Center. She is an associate professor of painting at UNC Charlotte.
Fences popping up like mushrooms By Sandra Clark Imagine the shock of Patti Bound when a chain link fence appeared around part of the campus of Brickey-McCloud Elementary School, a short distance from her home. â€œWhy should I know anything,â€? she said when asked. â€œIâ€™m only on the Board of Education.â€? Bounds was surprised to learn that new fencing is coming for Powell Middle School, also in her district. She said fencing has never been discussed during her two years on the board. Gus Paidousis, security chief for Knox County Schools, said seven campuses will be fenced this summer. â€œWe continue to put fencing in place to improve ac-
cess control.â€? The fencing started in the fall of 2013 following a districtwide security assessment. Itâ€™s funded through the KCSâ€™s security budget which also funds video monitors and cameras. There is a school resource Gus Paidousis officer (SRO) at each campus and often a Sheriffâ€™s deputy or city police officer as well. Paidousis said fencing was a priority of one-third of principals surveyed. â€œWe started with our elementary schools where portable classrooms and playgrounds
were wide open. Weâ€™ve fenced 20 schools â€“ two middle schools and the rest elementary.â€? On tap for this summer are Whittle Springs and Powell middle schools, along with Brickey-McCloud, Ritta, West Hills, Beaumont and Halls elementary schools. All projects are different, he said, and costs range from $20,000 to $100,000 per school. In addition to the cost, the fences are playing havoc with plans to build sidewalks and greenways so kids can walk or bike to school. At Sarah Moore Greene Magnet Academy, a six-foot fence was erected on one side of a greenway even though a four-foot fence was already in place on the other side
â€“ making this the best protected greenway in town. Russ Oaks, chief operating officer for KCS, said the new fence does not obstruct the greenway while the older fence is around a playground. Incoming principal Amy Brace has asked that the shorter fence be removed. At Karns Elementary, security fencing blocked entrance to the campus for kids walking across a community-sponsored bridge over Oak Ridge Highway. Paidousis said that problem was fixed last year by relocating a gate. The fences are secure during the school day and will be left To page A-3
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Coloring book helps adults find inner flower child By Wendy Smith Lifelong doodler Alisa Whitley has created a way for baby boomers to relax – and reconnect with their childhood – through coloring. The West Knox photographer and artist has published “Memories of the 1970s,” a coloring book for adults. While coloring books aimed at stressed-out adults are now common, the groovy, flower-power look of this one sets it apart. When she was a kid, Whitley doodled on every blank surface she could find. She was good at it, too. Her classmates paid her 50 cents to decorate their band folders, which was more than the cost of lunch in the cafeteria, she says. She always wanted to be an artist, but “life happened,” and she ended up working in the IT field. But a recent switch to a photography career revived her interest in art, and she
returned to painting and drawing. The coloring book, filled with images of flowers, peace signs and even a lava lamp, reflects her appreciation for pop artist Peter Max. While creating the book, she solicited feedback from baby boomers, who complained about the intricacy of designs in other books. Whitley includes a range of difficulty levels. She enjoys stepping away from her more sophisticated artistic pursuits to color, especially when she’s spending time with her granddaughters. But she has her own box of 64 Crayola crayons, and the grandchildren have to ask to borrow them. Even those who don’t feel particularly creative should give coloring a try, she says. “It was amazing to me to find out how many technical people have an artistic side.” “Memories of the 1970s” is available on Amazon.com.
Class of 1966 At least that’s how members of the West High School Class of 1966 remember their school days. Several of them met last week to plan an August reunion. The ’66 grads get together more than other classes, says Leigh Shepard Bailey. They had a party three years ago, when most of the class turned 65. They called it a Medicare Party. Annabell Ailor Harr, who came to West during her junior year, describes it as a “welcoming place.” Beverly McDonald Trobaugh agrees. She felt accepted when she moved to Knoxville from Canada, although students made fun of the way she talked. But her English teacher loved the way she pronounced the letter “g” at the end of her words, she says. Hangouts at the time included Bill’s Drive-In and Shoney’s in Bearden, and The Quarterback restaurant on Cumberland Avenue. Sneaking into the Knoxville Drive-In Theatre was another favorite pastime. R & B and Motown made
From page A-1 it the best decade of music, and many students attended concerts at the Civic Coliseum, says Tom Marsh. Ray Evans remembers “a lot of fast cars” and drag racing on I-40. The interstate wasn’t finished yet, so there were few cars at night, says Gunby Rule. West High was a city school, and Bearden High was a county school, but they were just a mile apart, so there was a fierce rivalry. Sam Nelson recalls that a “W” was burned on the Bearden football field his senior year, but he’s vague about his participation in the prank. Sandy Gillespie, who played football and basketball for West, recalls that the school was defaced with paint by Bearden students before the football field incident. “They started it.” Ninth grade was added at West during their freshman year, and the school was integrated during their junior year. “I don’t remember thinking anything about it,” Ev-
Fences popping up open for community use at other times, he said. Are we overdoing this? “My general philosophy is the more fencing the better,” said Paidousis, but “we have enough people in the loop to keep us even.” In addition to the school principal, the team includes someone from the central office, generally Oaks, and Dennis Archer of the maintenance department. Archer’s job is to ensure access for mowing and maintenance and to fire hydrants. “Generally, the feedback from parents has been very positive,” said Paidousis. He prefers chain link fencing with a black vinyl coating. He keeps fencing away from the front of buildings, when possible, and sometimes uses decorative fencing, like at New Hopewell in South Knox.
Other upgrades Knox County Schools has several construction projects underway this summer, some funded through the capital budget and others through the maintenance department. KCS will build two mid-
dle schools (Gibbs and Hardin Valley), and both are under design. Work at Pond Gap Elementary is going well, according to Russ Oaks. “We’re ahead of expectations” for the project, which is visible from I-40 westbound. He expects to have students in the new wing as early as winter. Then the existing school will be updated and retrofitted to accommodate its increased enrollment. Inskip Elementary School’s $6.5 million upgrade will start upon selection of an architect. Doug Dillingham, supervisor of facilities, is overseeing these projects. Other updates were provided by Jim French, sup er v i sor of maintenance: ■ Karns and Central high Jim French schools, new switch gears for elevators ■ South-Doyle Middle School, interior paint and new lockers (to be installed during fall break) ■ Powell High, added in-
REUNION NOTES ■ Fulton High School Class of 1966 50th reunion, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, Calhoun’s on the River, 400 Neyland Drive. Cost: $25. Reservations deadline: July 15. Reservations/payment: Fulton High School 1966 Reunion, c/o Doug Welch, 890 Hansmore Place, Knoxville TN 37919. Info: Dougwelch1948@yahoo.com. ■ The Knoxville Central High School Class of 1966 50th reunion, Saturday, Oct. 8, Beaver Brook Country Club. Info: Gail Norris Kitts, email@example.com.
community Maryville College spring graduates, honorees Maryville College recently announced graduates, students named to the dean’s list and students receiving academic awards for the spring semester. Graduates include: Amelia Brumbaugh, Michael Chait, Blaine Coyle, Winode Handagama, Robert James, Laura Kimberlain, Rachel Long, Jake Mason, Joshua Revilla, Kristina Roth and Sean Yoder. Students named to the dean’s list include: Rachel An, Madison Bakri, Amelia Brumbaugh, Blake Bowman, Michael Chait, Blaine Coyle, Alan Miramontes Flores, Vincent Gambuzza, Erika Hipsky, Elizabeth Hopkins, Laura Kimberlain, Jennifer LaFreniere, Taylor Leonard, Eric Lewis, Kathryn Maley, Samuel Phillips,
“Memories of the 1970s” is aimed at baby boomers.
ans says of integration. West had the highest academic average in Knoxville, he recalls, and several doctors, lawyers and dentists came out of the class. Girls weren’t generally expected to have jobs, unless they wanted to be teachers or secretaries, says Trobaugh. But many went on to have successful careers. That academic excellence wasn’t apparent when it came to pledging social clubs at West. The two boys’ clubs were the Esquires and the Rebs, and Jimmy Bell remembers getting thrown in the shower, blindfolded and dropped off in Hot Springs, N.C. in the middle of the night with other pledges. The girls weren’t quite as cruel, but Trobaugh remembers making Top Hats pledges push live worms down the street with their noses. Also in the category of bad decisions was Bell’s spring break trip to Daytona Beach during his senior year. When their ride fell through, Bell and friends Mike Bowman and Leslie Quarles opted to hitchhike. They started on Alcoa High-
From page A-1 sulation for auxiliary gym ■ Inskip and New Hopewell, asbestos abatement in floors ■ West View and Fountain City, cafeteria upgrades ■ Austin-East and West, replacement air conditioners for gym ■ Bearden, Carter, Farragut and Halls High, new air conditioners for gym. (This will leave just “5-6 high schools and 3-4 middle schools” w ithout gym A/C, said French. ■ Fountain City Elementary, new gym floor ■ Bearden High School, auditorium upgrades – new seats, painting, floor covering and lighting ■ West Haven, addition of loop road to improve traffic stacking ■ Karns Elementary, more pavement for roads and parking on campus, with traffic flow redesigned to “mitigate but not fix the congestion” ■ Shannondale, paving parking lot, moving a gate and pouring a sidewalk. French expects all projects to be completed before school starts.
MILESTONE ■ Lindsay Tom has earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2016 semester from the University of Kansas, School of Health Professions.
way at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and got their first ride at 7:30. When they ended up in Chatsworth, Ga., at 1 a.m., a deputy locked them in a laundromat to make sure they didn’t cause trouble. They got to the beach on Sunday and secured a ride home with a friend. But the engine blew up in Valdosta, Ga., and the group waited eight hours at a junkyard/ beer joint for the friend’s father to pick them up. Times were different then, says Evans. There was more freedom and fewer places to get in trouble. “We always felt safe.” The reunion begins with a “class members only” night on Friday, Aug. 12. Spouses are invited to participate on Saturday, Aug. 13. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Schomer, Daniel Silva, David Walker, Sarah Werkhoven, Sarah Wickman, Jordan Wilson and William Winton. Michael Chait received the Physical Education, Health and Outdoor Recreation Outstanding Senior Award. He is the son of Mark Chait and Elizabeth Dubov. Blaine Coyle was one of five finalists for the Outstanding Senior Award. She is the daughter of Brent and Carol Coyle. Kathryn Maley received the Freshman Biology Award. She is the daughter of Dan and Gaye Maley. Ian Schomer received the Outstanding Performance in General Chemistry. He is the son of Terry and Kathleen Schomer.
COMMUNITY NOTES ■ Council of West Knox County Homeowners meets 7:15 p.m. each first Tuesday, Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Info: cwkch.com. ■ Family Community Education-Bearden Club meets 10 a.m. each third Tuesday, Central Baptist-Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive. Info: Shannon Remington, 927-3316. ■ Family Community Education-Crestwood Club meets 10 a.m. each fourth Thursday, Grace Lutheran Church, 9076 Middlebrook Pike. Info: Ruby Freels, 690-8164. ■ Fourth District Democrats meet 6 p.m. each fourth Tuesday, Bearden Library, 100 Golfclub Road. Info: Chris Foell, 691-8933 or foellmc@aol. com; Rosina Guerra, rosinag@ earthlink.net or 588-5250. ■ Lyons View Community Club meets 6 p.m. each second Monday, Lyons View Community Center, 114 Sprankle Ave. Info: Mary
Brewster, 454-2390. ■ Third District Democrats meet 6 p.m. each third Thursday, Cedar Bluff Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Info: Liz Key, 201-5310 or lizkey1@gmail. com; Isaac Johnson, 310-7745 or email@example.com. ■ Toastmasters Club 802 meets 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Central Baptist Annex, 6310 Deane Hill Drive. Info: 802. toastmastersclubs.org. ■ West Hills Community Association. Info: Ashley Williams, 313-0282. ■ West Knox Lions Club meets 7 p.m. each first and third Monday, 8529 Kingston Pike. Info: knoxvillewestknoxlionsclub.org. ■ West Knox Republican Club meets 7 p.m. each second Monday at Red Lobster on Kingston Pike. ■ Historic Sutherland Heights Neighborhood Association. Info: Marlene Taylor, 951-3773, firstname.lastname@example.org.
government Joe Walsh to retire Parks and Recreation Director Joe Walsh will retire by April 2018, as he has joined the city’s drop plan. Walsh was hired by former Parks Director Sam Anderson and has been in this department 25 years plus 5 years in the city finance department. Walsh indicated he would stay through December 2017, but had not decided on whether to continue the final four months. Possible Rogero replacements to Walsh include the new deputy parks director, Aaron Browning, and greenways co-coordinator Lori Goerlich. Goerlich has not gotten a sign erected on Alcoa Highway or Neyland Drive pointing the way to the Knox-Blount greenway from Buck Karnes Bridge to Marine Park. This greenway opened eight months ago with a mayoral event, but remains a secret. Signs should not be difficult to create and install. The good news is that Council member Nick Pavlis is on it and Team Rogero may finally get it done. Since Walsh is staying to the end of 2017, the successor may not be chosen by Rogero if she is tapped to take a position in a possible Clinton Administration. This writer is confident that if Clinton becomes President, Rogero, a Clinton delegate, will have a place in her administration. Natalie Stair, wife of Council member Marshall Stair, plans to open a business called Nest Knoxville, to be located in the Emporium on Gay Street. Nest Knoxville will sell furniture and home decor. She hopes to have it open in early July. Stair, 32, would be the second spouse of a current council member to operate a business downtown. The other is Emily Campen, wife of Council member Mark Campen, who operates the Flower Pot. ■ UT Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, as predicted several times in this column, has announced his retirement effective when his successor is picked. That could take up to a year. Cheek can look back on many accomplishments in new construction on campus and criticism over allowing the Lady Vols name change to go forward. What happens now? UT President DiPietro names a search committee to recommend replacements. It may last into next year. DiPietro makes the choice, subject to UT board approval, from the names submitted to him by his committee. The searches to replace Susan Martin as provost and Margie Nichols as vice chancellor are suspended until the new chancellor is
on board, which means another year with an interim provost and vice chancellor. Look for athletic director Dave Hart to depart after the fall football season. His tenure has been controversial with the Lady Vols name change and large financial settlements for gender-based lawsuits. The Title IX lawsuit now pending in Nashville has cost $200,000 in legal fees. The talk is already stirring on who replaces Cheek. While there is a search committee, will it be a truly open search or be tilted towards a favored candidate? Brian Noland, president of East Tennessee State University since January 2012, is widely mentioned. He previously headed up the West Virginia Higher Education system and prior to that worked for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. For UT historians, he was the runner up to DiPietro to be UT president when the board in October 2010 voted 11-10 for DiPietro over Noland. ThenGov. Phil Bredesen, a board member, voted for Nolan. The search was very open. If Noland is chosen, then the new ETSU board must pick a new president for ETSU. Lt Gov. Ron Ramsey has said he is not an applicant for the ETSU position. ■ Former Gov. Winfield Dunn turns 89 on Friday, July 1. He is the 24th oldest living former Governor. The oldest is David Buckson of Delaware at 95. State Rep. Bill Dunn, who was born in the Panama Canal Zone (as was Sen. John McCain), turns 55 on Sunday, July 3, and Sen. Lamar Alexander turns 76 the same day. ■ The three UT trustees from Knoxville (Raja Jubran, Charles Anderson and Sharon Pryse) invited Knox legislators and spouses to the summer trustee dinner at Cherokee Country Club last week as part of an effort to make friends. Relationships have been strained over the Lady Vols, the UT diversity office and gender-related lawsuits. While this was primarily a social occasion, it was a first and is a positive development. ■ Attending the dinner were state Sens. Richard Briggs and Becky Massey along with state Reps. Eddie Smith, Bill Dunn and Roger Kane. Mayor Tim Burchett, a former state legislator, also attended.
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Incumbents only: State facility bars challengers As a politically active Democrat, Janice Spoon says she’s participated in plenty of events at the Ben Atchley State Veterans’ Home, located in Knox County’s 6th District, where she lives, including purely social occasions and candidate meet and greets. So it shocked her when nursing home officials said County Commission candidate Donna Lucas couldn’t come to the facility to meet the residents. “We’ve had events at the veterans’ home before: St. Patrick’s Day parties, Flag Day parties, all kinds of parties, including events when we brought in candidates to meet the residents, which we were told we could do as long as the candidate was there. We have a real appreciation for everybody out there. But now all of a sudden things are different.” Spoon says she has been informed, after working her way up the chain of command for this state-run facility, that the nursing home has an incumbents-only policy. “I don’t know where to go, what to do,” Spoon said. “I think it is very unfair and
chance. And punter Trevor Daniel. Maybe somebody else pops out of the crowd. Write-ins are welcome. Please accept lightweight guidance. The best player on the team might be a youngster, but youth is handicapped in the bid for post-season honors unless accompanied by spectacular statistics. Previous build-up, name recognition, is often decisive. Team success is relevant. Traditional winners have an advantage. Keep in mind
unethical to allow incumbents to have events there, but nobody else. And it’s not just because I’m a Democrat that I’m saying this. I don’t get it. I really don’t.” Leanne Lewis, marketing and public affairs manager with Tennessee State Veterans’ Homes, confirmed Spoon’s account of what she’d been told. “We are a state facility, and events held in these facilities cannot be for political gain.” The ban does not apply to incumbents, she said. “If they are already in office, they have a right to come in there. Mayor (Tim) Burchett, for example, is already in office, so he’s designated an official dignitary and he can walk in there any time. If it’s somebody running for office, by code or by law we are not allowed to do that because it shows favoritism.” When asked if this rule also applies to Lucas’ opponent, incumbent 6th Dis-
Most folks around here don’t like the government. Of course, many of them have a government job in Oak Ridge or at TVA. They drive every day on a road built by the government, stop at a red light installed by the government, and go to sleep in a home paid for with a government-backed loan. On Saturdays each fall, they spend their afternoons cheering for the government-run University of Tennessee football team. But they just don’t like the government. Our politicians understand this, and that’s why most local Republicans oppose any kind of tax increase. It’s nonsense. You can be opposed to big government in Washington and Nashville, yet want local government to provide more services closer to home. You can be a bona fide conservative and not panic every time
someone suggests a modest property tax increase in Knox County. Don’t get me wrong. No one supports a tax increase for higher salaries for political cronies, but a modest property tax increase in Knox County could already have built a Safety Center to better house the mentally ill. (Our politicians say they support a Safety Center, but no one wants to pay for it.) Road improvements could be funded. We could pay good teachers more and keep them from moving elsewhere. More greenways could be built between neighborhoods, which would increase property values for homeown-
choice. We need to comply with state rules. This is perceived as giving monetary gifts for political gain. “At the end of the day, if you take this to the commissioner (Many-Bears Grinder, head of the Tennessee Department of Veterans’ Affairs), she will tell you the same thing.”
Cas Walker update Josh Hodge, co-editor of the UT History Department’s Cas Walker project, can be reached at email@example.com or 205-960-9115.
Ice cream in Rocky Hill Four Knox County commissioners braved the heat for a night out at Bruster’s Ice Cream in Rocky Hill. Bob Thomas, Ed Brantley, John Schoonmaker and Dave Wright came to meet with residents. In the background are Thomas’ sister and mother, Barbara and Nelle Thomas. Nelle Thomas, observing her birthday week, said she was eating dinner: an ice cream sundae with “everything.” Photo by S. Clark
Candor needed on taxes ers and the quality of life of residents. Instead, we have politicians in county government who so reflexively oppose any tax increase that you can’t decide whether they are mimicking Cas Walker or Fox News. Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, you don’t have to look further than the city of Knoxville to see another way forward. City taxpayers have supported property tax increases without a public outcry because they are satisfied with their government. Visit downtown Knoxville on a Saturday morning and walk in Market Square. The transformation of that entire area is nothing short of remarkable and has been enabled by consistent support across multiple mayoral administrations. (Don’t call Mayor Rogero a tax-and-spend liberal. The city’s plan to outsource the
Coliseum and Chilhowee Park alone is expected to save $500,000 in salaries.) A comparable level of investment by county government would reap untold dividends in Halls, Powell and Karns. At current tax levels, county residents won’t get any of that. Instead, folks should just expect more of the same. Leadership is taking what you inherit and moving forward in a way that reflects your values. Objecting to any tax increase at the county level isn’t conservative at all. It’s regressive and harms our future. We have some important elections coming up. Support candidates running for office who are honest with you about funding county government and who present a vision for the future that’s more than just promising they won’t raise taxes. It will take leadership (and more money) to move Knox County forward. Scott Frith is a local attorney. You can visit his website at pleadthefrith.com
City Council to discuss alternative financial services By Wendy Smith
City Council will discuss the Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Council’s (MPC) recommendations regarding Alternative Financial Service establishments at a workshop at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30. In February, City Council requested that MPC make a recommendation regarding zoning regulations for such institutions, which include check-cashing outlets, money transmitters, car title lenders, payday loan stores,
All-Americans to be If the football Volunteers live up to lofty expectations, history says three will be honored as all-Americans. Because of exceptional wisdom and insight, you are invited to pick ’em. Will it be Jalen Hurd, star running back? His field is crowded. Cam Sutton is a goodenough corner to persuade opponents to go the other way. Do you choose Jalen Reeves-Maybin, run-andhit linebacker? How about quarterback Joshua Dobbs, epitome of the student-athlete? You could certainly pick Derek Barnett, destroyer at defensive end. Kick returner Evan Berry could do it again. Center Coleman Thomas has a
trict commissioner Brad Anders, Lewis said yes. “We are a state facility. If they are already in office, they have a right to come in there, and we cannot show favoritism.” When asked if allowing all candidates equal access to the veterans’ home could solve the perception of favoritism, Lewis said great care must be taken when dealing with state property and taxpayer money. “It’s the same thing as if I was in jail as an inmate. The state would not be depriving me of having freedom of
that half of the official selectors don’t know as much as you do, but they look at lineups and conclude somebody must be good if Alabama, Ohio State, Florida State and Clemson prevail season after season. After you have finished our all-America exercise, tell me who projects as the most valuable Volunteer. Is anybody indispensable? Five or six quarterbacks will go ahead of Dobbs in the next NFL roll call, but Joshua makes the Vols go. He is an exceptional leader (smarts, personality, guardian of the football). He is a genuine dual threat (671 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns, 2,291 passing and 15 TDs). He is not a bombs-away aerialist. He may or may not be the winning edge. He had two scor-
pawnshops and rent-to-own stores. South Knox council member Nick Pavlis was one of five council members who requested the recommendation. On Chapman Highway, there’s an area with 15 such businesses within a mile, he says. Customers go to one for a loan, and when they can’t pay, they go to the next one. It’s a vicious cycle. “It’s destructive to people and doesn’t send a good message. It’s not just in my district. They’re on every corner.”
He expects that such businesses will soon face federal regulations. The public is always welcome at council workshops, and discussions will include the concerns of the business community. “We’re open. We’ll listen.” The proposed zoning changes implement recommendations made in a 2015 MPC report titled “Research of Alternative Financial Services and Evaluation of Related Zoning Options.” Proposed changes in-
clude space requirements of 1,000 feet of separation between like businesses and 1,000 feet of separation between AFS establishments and residential property. The 2015 document reported 81 AFS establishments in Knoxville, 16 in Knox County, and two in Farragut. Existing businesses would be grandfathered. A vote on the proposed zoning changes was postponed at the June 21 City Council meeting. It’s expected to be on the July 5 agenda.
ing passes in the four losses last season. Hurd, 6-4, 241 and 23 miles an hour on a treadmill, is not your ordinary big running back. Butch Jones has declared him a Heisman candidate. Linebackers concede that Jalen causes headaches. Safeties say he is faster than he appears. Hurd was fourth in SEC rushing last season with 1,288 yards along with 12 touchdowns. He is a willing blocker and better than average receiver. He is within range (892) of Tennessee’s career rushing record but there is only one football and Alvin Kamara and Dobbs will have it a fair share. Sutton is good, very good. He has been the Vols’ best corner for three years. Certain sportswriters tell him he is great. SEC coaches and
pro scouts are less comforting. Coaches selected half a hundred 2015 all-SEC stars and did not mention Cameron. NFL provided mixed reviews. That is why he is here instead of there. Sutton led America with 18.7 yards per punt return. His 467 are a school career record. Reeves-Maybin, natural leader, is critical to the UT defense. He led with 105 tackles, 14 for losses. He figures to find more in the Bob Shoop blitz package. Cross your fingers on whether the repaired shoulder is 100 percent strong. Barnett is an intimidating pass rusher and strong enough at 6-3 and 257 to hold his own against running attacks. He tied for fourth in the SEC with 10 sacks and has 20 in his career. That is in the general direction of
Reggie White, school recordholder with 32. Evan Berry was the nation’s top kickoff returner in 2015 (38.3 average, three TDs, 804 yards, fourth-most in school history). Foes paid great compliments. They kicked away from him. Evan received more recognition than all other Vols combined: First-team allAmerica by Walter Camp, Sporting News and Sports Illustrated; second-team by Football Writers of America, CBS and Fox. He was SEC special teams player of the year. Berry didn’t play all that much on defense but he may play more. Last we saw, he was running toward the ocean with a Northwestern pass he pilfered in the bowl game. Marvin West awaits your input. His address is firstname.lastname@example.org
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SENIOR NOTES â– All senior centers will be closed Monday, July 4. â– Cumberland Estates Recreation Center 4529 Silver Hill Drive 588-3442 Offerings include: Senior Walkers, 10:30 a.m., Monday-Friday. â– Frank R. Strang Senior Center 109 Lovell Heights Road 670-6693 knoxcounty.org/seniors Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Offerings include: card games; exercise programs; dance classes; watercolor classes; Tai Chi; blood pressure checks; Mahjong; senior-friendly computer classes. Meet â€œThomas Jefferson,â€? historian John Peach, noon Wednesday, June 29. Register for: Hot Dog Party and Pot Luck Social, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 6; bring side dish to share; $1 donation. â– John T. Oâ€™Connor Senior Center 611 Winona St. 523-1135 knoxseniors.org/oconnor. html Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Offerings include: Card games, billiards, senior fitness, computer classes, bingo, blood pressure checks 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Register for: Fourth of July celebration, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30; cost, $1 for barbecue lunch; reservations required. â– Larry Cox Senior Center 3109 Ocoee Trail 546-1700 Monday-Friday Offerings include: exercise programs; bingo; arts and crafts classes.
Cleva Marrow reads a chart wearing glasses with yellow lenses Photos by S. Barrett
Eschenbachâ€™s Stacy Fortney discusses lenses with colored filters.
Clarity for poor vision By Sara Barrett Forget rose-colored glasses. Yellow is the way to go. Stacy Fortney with Eschenbach Optik of America stopped by the East Tennessee Technology Access Center last week to help people with poor vision sample assistive devices that could potentially improve their quality of life. The three factors that can improve vision, according to Fortney, are magnification, lighting and contrast. Fortney showed the audience a number of tinted lenses and had volunteers read from a chart with and without using them. The difference was immediately clear in both the audience membersâ€™ reading and in their confidence level. â€œMany people even have that â€˜ahaâ€™ moment when they see their grandchildâ€™s face for the first time,â€? says Fortney of the simple change to a yellow lens which helps improve contrast in foreground and background vision. Cleva Marrow attended the discussion at ETTAC because the injections she re-
ceives for macular degeneration no longer work as well as sheâ€™d like. She was forced to give up driving in 2014. â€œReading has always been a pleasure for me, but now it is a chore,â€? says Marrow, 93. Fortney pulled out a technical-looking light and held it near Marrowâ€™s eyes to brighten a chart she had asked her to read. The light combined with yellow-filtered lenses improved Marrowâ€™s reading substantially. â€œAbsorptive filters will be common within 10 years for people of all ages,â€? says Fortney. â€œIt will help with the retina damage weâ€™re causing by looking at our cell phones and playing video games.â€? Fortney stressed several times that with its products, Eschenbach Optik strives to improve clientsâ€™ psychological wellbeing while also improving their vision. When someone is actively doing what they enjoy â€“ reading, painting, etc. â€“ their quality of life will naturally improve, too. ETTAC helps people with disabilities of all ages throughout East Tennessee.
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Picnic creates family fun Windsor Gardens recently hosted its fourth annual family picnic, welcoming more than 170 guests. Staff and residents invited family members to Windsor Gardensâ€™ â€œbackyardâ€? to celebrate the importance of gathering with family and friends. Windsor Gardensâ€™ kitchen staff prepared a cookout complete with hamburgers, pulled pork, watermelon and homemade ice cream. Guests of all ages were treated to live music, a dunking booth, corn hole, backyard golf, a photo booth, raffle drawings and a temporary tattoo station. â€œWindsor Gardensâ€™
Members of the Folden family entertain at Windsor Gardensâ€™ fourth annual family picnic. Photo submitted
family picnic is our way to cherish our residents by appreciating the importance of family and friends. â€œIt is our goal to create an
atmosphere that allows residents to feel as if they are at home and among family,â€? said life enrichment director Tara Wallace.
Eschenbach representative Stacy Fortney holds a light to help improve Ron Davesâ€™ vision while he reads.
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The woman who lost a coin â€œOr what woman having 10 silver coins, if she loses one, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, â€˜Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.â€™â€? (Luke 15:8-9 NRSV) Ginny Hile leads a lively morning music and dance session at Grace Presbyterian Churchâ€™s first-ever Vacation Bible School. Shown are Hile, Leslee Givens, Emmy Hile, Mary Caroline LeMarbre, Dallas Christenberry, Virginia Hile, Miller Hile, Davis Givens, Isla Oler and Samuel Brummitt. Photo by Carol Z. Shane
â€˜Travelingâ€™ Vacation Bible School By Carol Z. Shane A group of kids gather under a tree in Becky Givensâ€™ big front yard. Theyâ€™ve spent part of the morning running around, tossing balls, showing off a pet frog and doing what kids do, but now itâ€™s time for singing and dancing. Music swells from a nearby boombox and the kids sing â€œPraise ye the Lord!â€? The 9 a.m. session of Grace Presbyterian Churchâ€™s Vacation Bible School has begun. Itâ€™s a VBS with a difference. â€œOur whole concept for a church is to get out into the city and invite everyone,â€? says Brooke Brummitt, whoâ€™s in charge of crafts. Church members are walking the walk by opening up their homes to the kids â€“ four different homes at four different times on three different days
to accommodate age groups from preschoolers to rising fifth graders. The event culminates in an evening session at the church on the fourth day. Childrenâ€™s minister Danielle Walker says, â€œI stood up in front of the congregation three months ago and said, â€˜this is what I want to do. Itâ€™s going to look a bit different.â€™â€? Walker says she wanted to take the emphasis off of the usual VBS activities such as making decorations for the church. â€œWe were formed to be missional,â€? she says. While the youngsters cavort to the music, Brummitt explains that the VBS leaders follow a format of â€œgames, missions, crafts and Bible stories.â€? Each day, the chosen craft aligns with the lesson for that day. â€œToday itâ€™s about Jesus feeding the 5,000â€? (the familiar
â€œloaves and fishesâ€? story found in all four New Testament gospels). Brummitt and the kids will make colorful fish from popsicle sticks and paper. Sheâ€™s always on the lookout for ideas. â€œPinterest is my friend,â€? she says. The â€œmulti-location VBSâ€? has been a smash hit from the get-go â€“ impressive, considering itâ€™s Graceâ€™s first. â€œWeâ€™ve had 100 percent participation every day,â€? says Sabina Cason. Brummitt adds, â€œEverybody embraced it.â€? Walker is thrilled with the result. â€œWe want to get out in the city,â€? she says. â€œWe want to draw in people who donâ€™t know that God loves them.â€? Grace Presbyterian is at 1610 Midpark Road in Knoxville (north of Middlebrook Pike). Info: www.gracepresknoxville.org
Trinity Baptist seniors find joy in fellowship By Nancy Anderson Having an active social life during oneâ€™s golden years can be a challenge for some, but not so for the seniors of Trinity Baptist Churchâ€™s JOY (Just Older Youth) Club. The group, nearly 40 members strong, cruised the Tennessee River aboard an authentic paddleboat, the Star of Knoxville, for their June gathering. â€œWe meet the first Tuesday of every month for games, movies, costume parties, food, or whatever else strikes our fancy,â€? said co-director Elaine Doss. â€œJohnnie Keck, the other director, and I donâ€™t dictate
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Every woman on the planet can identify with the woman in Jesusâ€™ parable. We have all lost an earring, a recipe or a favorite book. I recently took off a favorite bracelet that Lewis had given me, and put it in a safe place. Famous last words, right? This happened at Lake Junaluska, at Annual Conference, and I had lots of other things on my mind. Later, when I started looking for it, I was fearful that somehow or other I had dropped it at the lake, and although the kind people there put it on their â€œlost itemsâ€? list, along with my contact information, I didnâ€™t hold much hope. I continued searching, looking over and over in the same places, expecting different results. (A foolish tactic, I know, but at least I was doing something.) Then one morning I decided to go through the pockets in my shirts. Eureka! There it was, patiently awaiting its recovery. It is on my wrist now, as I write. In addition to learning a lesson in hope and patience, I learned something about Jesus. It hadnâ€™t occurred to me to think about this young rabbi using this particular illustration to make a point with his listeners. I realized that Jesus knew quite well how womenâ€™s hearts and minds work. I wonder if his mother ever lost something in their Nazareth home, and her young son watched (or helped) her search for it!
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Kieran Maben, Stephanie Cho and Autumn Larmee take a break from performing during the Knoxville Symphony Orchestraâ€™s annual Summer String Camp at Hardin Valley Academy. Photos by S. Barrett
More than 200 student musicians from 10 area counties and just about every grade level gathered at Hardin Valley Academy last week for the K nox v ille Canon S y mphony Orchestraâ€™s annual Summer String Camp. Students age 6-18 per-
This yearâ€™s theme, â€œThatâ€™s Entertainment,â€? opened the door for students to learn basic acting skills and costume design while sharpening their musical ability studying the work of composer John Williams. This is the 22nd year for KSO Summer String Camp, and a record 224 students participated. Of those, 73 attended for the first time. Info: www. knoxvillesymphony.com.
formed in small groups based on their instruments and skill levels before assembling on the auditorium stage as part of a larger orchestra. This is West Valley Middle School student Alex
Canonâ€™s first year at KSO camp, and he says he was pleasantly surprised.
â€œI liked meeting new Alex. He plays the viola and people, and I was surprised doesnâ€™t like it when people by the smaller classes,â€? says confuse it with the violin.
SEEK program: Creating a working resumĂŠ â€œDonâ€™t be afraid to sell yourselfâ€? - Leanne Friebel By Ruth White Writing a resumĂŠ can be an intimidating task for people who have worked many years, not to mention students coming out of high school. What is important on a resumĂŠ? Is there a specific style that is used to make one? What if I havenâ€™t had a job in the past? Leanne Friebel, workbased learning coordinator in Union County, walked students through the steps of creating the best possible resumĂŠ. â€œRemember, you
are speaking on your own behalf, donâ€™t be afraid to sell yourself,â€? she said. Important elements of a resumĂŠ include work experience and references. What does a student do if he/she hasnâ€™t had a job or has limited experience? Friebel encouraged them to list any type of experience. â€œDid you babysit over the summer? Did you mow lawns? Do you watch children in child care at church or work in Bible School? Thatâ€™s experience. Put that on your resumĂŠ.â€?
She also asked them to think about qualities they may possess. â€œAre you good with numbers? Are you organized? Do you enjoy working with your hands?â€? References are important on the resumĂŠ, because people are listed who know your character and know how you interact with others. Friebel suggested using individuals you have known for several years like a teacher, family friend or someone from church. â€œDonâ€™t put down a boyfriend or girlfriend as a reference because if you break up or get in a fight, they may not speak highly of you
to an employer.â€? Make sure the contact information on a reference is correct and always make sure that it is okay to use a person as your reference. â€œYou never want a reference called by a prospective employer to be caught off guard,â€? she said. Even the simplest resumĂŠ should speak well of someoneâ€™s ability and willingness to learn on the job and should be updated as new skills are learned and the employee gains experience in the field. For assistance in creating a resumĂŠ, visit the website Jobs4Tn.gov and create an account to begin accessing helpful job tools.
Student Zachary Kitts creates an account on the Jobs4TN.gov website with Tom Miklusicak inside the career center on wheels. The site provides assistance to individuals seeking employment and guidance with resumĂŠs and job applications. Photo by R. White
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Story So Far: With the Soccer Season plan. an ordinary day. I looked outside and saw down to the last game, and all previous When I woke the next morning, I have to the sun was shining. I thought, â€œGood.â€? For games lost, Captain Ed Sitrow thinks up a admit, I was excited. It wasnâ€™t going to be the first time I wanted a game to happen. I got to breakfast a little early, actually feeling happy. â€œ To d a y â€™s the day,â€? Dad announced. â€œRight.â€? â€œ To d ay youâ€™ll really win,â€? chipped in my ma. â€œCould be.â€? My father leaned across the table and gave me a friendly tap. â€œWinning the last game is what matters. Go out with your head high, Ed.â€? â€œAnd my backside up if I lose?â€? I wanted to know. â€œEd,â€? said my ma, â€œdonâ€™t be so hard on yourself. Your father and I are coming to watch.â€? â€œSuit yourselves,â€? I said, and beat it to the bus. As soon as I got to class, Saltz and I collected the T-shirts. â€œWhat are you going to do with them?â€? the others kept asking. â€œYou picked me as captain, didnâ€™t you?â€? â€œMr. Lester did.â€? When we got all the shirts, Saltz and I sneaked into the Art Room and did what needed to be done. Putting them into a bag so no one would see, we went back to class. â€œJust about over,â€? I said. â€œIâ€™m almost sorry,â€? confessed Saltz. â€œMe too,â€? I said. â€œAnd I canâ€™t figure out why.â€? â€œMaybe the team that loses together really stays together.â€? ! ! â€œRight. Not one fathead in the whole $
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Barish held his up. It was the regular shirt with â€œS.O.R.â€? on the back. But under it Saltz and I had added some iron-on letters. Now they all read: S.O.R. LOSERS B a r i s hâ€™s reaction was just to stare. That was my only nervous moment. Then he cracked up, laughing like crazy. The rest, once they saw it, joined in. When Mr. Lester came down, he brought Mr. Tillman. We all stood up and turned our backs to them. â€œOh, my goodness,â€? moaned Mr. Lester. â€œThatâ€™s sick,â€? said Mr. Tillman. â€œSick!â€? His happy beads shook angrily. â€œItâ€™s honest,â€? I said. â€œItâ€™s defeatist,â€? yelled Tillman. â€œMr. Tillman,â€? I asked, â€œis that true, about your trying out for pro football?â€? He started to say something, then stopped, his mouth open. â€œYeah. I tried to make it with the pros, but couldnâ€™t.â€? â€œSo you lost too, right?â€? â€œYeah,â€? chimed in Radosh, â€œeveryone loses sometime.â€? â€œListen here, you guys,â€? said Mr. Tillman, â€œitâ€™s no fun being rejected.â€? â€œCanâ€™t it be okay to lose sometimes?â€? I said, â€œYou did. Lots of people do. Youâ€™re still alive. We donâ€™t dislike you because of that.â€? â€œWe got other reasons,â€? I heard a voice say. I think it was Saltz. Mr. Tillman started to say something, but turned and fled. Mr. Lester tried to give us a few final pointers, like donâ€™t touch the ball with our hands, only use feet, things that we didnâ€™t always remember to do. â€œWell,â€? he said finally, â€œIâ€™ve enjoyed this.â€? â€œYou did?â€? said Porter, surprised. â€œWell, not much,â€? he admitted. â€œI never coached anything before. To tell the truth, I donâ€™t know anything about soccer.â€? â€œNow you tell us,â€? said Eliscue. But he was kidding. We sort of knew that. Just as we started out onto the field, Saltz whispered to me, â€œWhat if we win?â€? â€œWith our luck, we will,â€? I said. We went out to the field. Last game. Tada! (To be continued.)
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Summit emphasizes green influence of cities There were two primary themes at the recent U.S.China Climate-Smart/LowCarbon Cities Summit in Beijing, says Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. The first was that the two super powers will have to work together to affect change. The second was that change will start with cities. Forty Chinese mayors and 20 U.S. mayors attended, including Rogero, who was accompanied by Erin Gill, director of the cityâ€™s Office of Sustainability. The U.S. and China are the worldâ€™s two largest economies and are the two largest contributors to carbon emissions. Aggressive goals have been set by both countries to reduce emissions, but each is in a different place, Rogero says. The U.S. is already actively cutting emissions, while Chinaâ€™s goals call for emissions to peak before reduction can begin. Some cities plan to peak sooner than the national commitment. At the summit, Rogero made a presentation about Knoxvilleâ€™s green efforts with DuBuque, Iowa, Mayor Roy D. Buol. She talked about how important it is for cities to measure green-
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house gases, and said cities need to lead by example by reducing energy consumption. Knoxville is already seeing savings from efficiency upgrades to municipal buildings. She also talked about the importance of partnering with the community, as the city did with TVA for Knoxville Extreme Energy Makeover, and Knoxvilleâ€™s emphasis on green engineering practices. Rogero was impressed by the number of bike facilities in Beijing until she realized that the number of cyclists is decreasing. â€œWhat looked good was actually worse.â€? While China has traditionally relied on bicycles for transportation, it now faces increasing automobile ownership. Driving is restricted through practices like license tag lotteries. In recent decades, the Chinese government has focused on economic growth.
Mayor Madeline Rogero and Erin Gill brief the press about their recent trip to Beijing. Photo by Wendy Smith Now it must address how those efforts have affected the environment, she says. The country has recently begun converting to cleaner manufacturing processes. One of her take-aways from the summit is that people are people. â€œOnce you get to know people on a personal level, you see that you share the same hopes and dreams.â€? She was particularly delighted to get to know a beekeeper during her stay at a lodge just outside of Beijing. Gill said she struck by the amount of exercise equipment in public parks. It was similar to equipment located next to greenways in
Knoxville, she said. â€œI loved seeing so many people being active.â€? Thereâ€™s no doubt that city leadership can influence citizens to make decisions that positively affect our environment. But it takes money, as well as leadership, to provide the infrastructure for citizens to reduce their personal use of fossil fuels. If energy savings could be converted into more bicycle and pedestrian facilities, Knoxville could truly set an example for the rest of the world. Knoxville has been â€œput on the mapâ€? by the green efforts of Gill and her staff, Rogero said.
Matt Coker knows pianos By Carol Z. Shane Matt Coker is bent over a Kawai grand piano. â€œThe soundboardâ€™s cracked,â€? he says, â€œand the edges are flexing, so itâ€™s bad.â€? His assistant, Mike Cammisano, who has just taken off the fat bass strings so that Coker can get a close look, nods in agreement. Coker keeps feeling his way around the inside of the instrument. â€œOh, no!â€? he says, finding another crack. â€œThat oneâ€™s just as bad. And thereâ€™s no rib there, so thatâ€™s unfortunate.â€? Coker, who holds a degree in jazz piano from UT and is certified as a piano technician, knows pianos. His business, â€œEverything Piano and Organ,â€? caters to professionals and others who are serious about keeping their musical investments in good condition. He began considering work as a piano technician when he was studying with famed jazz pianist/teacher Donald Brown. â€œOne day I saw Frank Hambright at UT.â€? Hambright was UTâ€™s
2007 theyâ€™ve partnered with Knox Music Studios to provide music lessons. â€œThe school started with 900 square feet,â€? says Coker. By 2009 they were able to double the space. Knox Music Studios now has two locations where 28 teachers â€“ all with degrees in music â€“ provide various types of music lessons to 315 (and counting) kids. Lynn helps manage the school, and also teaches there. In 2012, noting both a lack of available work as a piano technician and a rising trend in electronic instruments, Coker went to Pellissippi State ComPiano technician Matt Coker fixes both acoustic and electronic munity College to earn a instruments. Photo by Carol Z. Shane certificate in electronics technology. He can often be found at the back of his on-staff piano technician his music degree and says shop at his workbench, at the time. â€œIâ€™ve always he still plays as often as he surrounded by electronic been technically minded can, he is happy he stuck organ parts, tinkering with â€Ś I get that from my dad.â€? with the technical side of various components. Like his older brother Coker was struck with the music as a career. idea that playing jazz piaMarried for 11 years, his Taylor, well-known as a no might not make for the wife Lynn is also a musi- bassist on the local jazz most stable career. â€œI didnâ€™t cian. The couple have two scene, Matt plays bass, most want to wait tables,â€? he children: son Cael, 2, and often at Middlebrook Pike jokes. Though he did finish daughter Emmy, 4. Since United Methodist Church. He also plays jazz piano around town, and has a Hammond Organ Group which meets at the Red Piano Lounge. But mainly, he fi xes pianos and organs. â€œThis is what I like to do,â€? he says. Info: 865-670-6683 or organsandpianos.com
Parkwest Medical Center has received designation as a NICHE hospital. The Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders designation Lynn Cagle indicates a hospitalâ€™s commitment to elder care. â€œThe NICHE designation shows our dedication to providing patient-centered care for older adult patients,â€? says Lynn Cagle, BSN, MBA, CENP, vice president and chief nursing officer at Parkwest. â€œThrough our participation in the NICHE program we are able to offer evidencebased, interdisciplinary approaches that promote better outcomes, positive experiences and improved care
New rules for downtown parking The city of Knoxville is installing 1,000 new parking meters, raising rates for downtown parking and increasing enforcement, effective July 1. The goal is to create more turnover of parking spaces in high-demand areas. â– New meters will be installed downtown, including Gay Street. â– The meters will be in effect Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Gay Street and around Market Square, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. elsewhere. â– Long-term meter rates will be 30 cents an hour, with a 10-hour limit. â– City-owned garages will continue to be free
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on weekends and after 6 p.m. on weekdays, and will charge $1 an hour on weekdays. Monthly parking rates at city-owned garages will increase by $5 a month. â– Monthly parking for weekday commuters at the Civic Coliseum garage will decrease to $15 a month with new trolley routes providing free service from the Coliseum garage every 7 to 8 minutes on weekdays. The garage is a 5-minute walk from Gay Street. The 1,022 solar-powered parking meters will accept credit cards or change, and will include sensors that will enable city engineers to track actual usage of street parking spaces.
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for older adults. This leads to greater satisfaction rates for patients, their families and staff.â€? â€œParkwest Medical Center shows a tremendous commitment to meet the most critical challenge of our times â€“ quality care of older adults,â€? says Holly Brown, MSN, GNP-BC, NICHE program director. NICHE is an international program designed to help health care organizations improve the care of older adults. Based at NYU College of Nursing, NICHE consists of over 680 healthcare organizations in the U.S., Canada, Bermuda, Singapore and Australia. Three other Covenant Health facilities also carry the NICHE designation: Fort Sanders Regional, Fort Loudoun and LeConte Medical Centers. Info: Treated Well.com or 865-374-PARK.
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Luckiest Man Alive
Doctor’s neighborly action saves Knoxville man’s life It was that old familiar feeling, and it wasn’t a good one. It was the same “twisting sensation” James Barker had felt in 2005 when a heart attack led to a quadruple bypass and forever changed his life. Now, here it was again. Just three laps into his cardiomowing routine, the 66-year-old Barker knew what was happening and began looking for a place to fall. He couldn’t have been luckier. Not only did his face miss his concrete driveway, but his neighbor – Dr. Tim McIlrath, an anesthesiologist at Parkwest Medical Center – was right there within seconds, administering chest compressions to bring the pulseless Barker back to life. “All the stars were lined up right and the angel on his shoulder was smiling,” said cardiologist Dr. A. Robert Blacky, who placed two stents in Barker’s chest after his arrival by ambulance at Parkwest’s Emergency Department. It happened around 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. Barker and his wife, Anita, had just returned home from a weekend excursion to visit family in Atlanta. As soon as the van was unloaded, Barker decided to tackle the lawn work with his self-propelled mower while his wife used the leaf blower to whisk away the grass clippings – something he normally does himself. “I mowed two or three laps and I thought, ‘I haven’t done any cardio exercise in two days so I’ll just turn this baby up and trot along behind it to get my heart rate up,’” said Barker. “I did about three laps and I felt that same exact symptom that I had previous to my bypass. The ﬁrst thing that came into my mind was to take a shortcut through the woods which would’ve been a mistake because Anita might not have seen me down there. Then I remember thinking I need to get across the driveway because I need to fall in the grass not on concrete. That was all I remember, and I was down.” He believes only a minute or two passed before his wife saw him lying face down and came running. When she turned him over, his eyes were rolled back and he was making a gurgling sound. Quickly, she called for her neighbor, Dr. Mc-
Ilrath, who was outside rounding up his children for dinner. As he rushed to Barker’s side, he summoned one of his family’s dinner guests, a registered nurse, to come help “in case I needed an extra set of eyes or hands.” She called 911 and relayed info to EMS as Dr. McIlrath began cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on Barker, who had no pulse and only “agonal” or labored breathing. Soon, they were joined by another neighbor, also a registered nurse, who began alternating the 100-beat-a-minute chest compressions with Dr. McIlrath on the still lifeless Barker. “Within 3 or 4 minutes, I had a doctor and two RNs working on me. That’s why I am here today,” Barker would say later. Even so, as he performed compressions on Barker’s chest, Dr. McIlrath questioned whether his neighbor could be revived. “Doing something like that in a nonclinical setting was, for lack of a better word, very abstract, very different,” said McIlrath, who is also a board-certiﬁed emergency physician and has performed CPR before, but only in the emergency room or in a hospital setting. “Normally, you have a whole crew and able to put in an IV and do other things. It was very unusual to do something like that in a nonclinical setting. Your chances of being resuscitated without any neurological deﬁcits are slim. We were just so fortunate that we were as close as we were and able to respond as quickly as we did.” Within about 10 minutes, the ambulance arrived. Finding their patient in ventricular ﬁbrillation, the emergency medical technicians put the paddles to his chest. “They gave him one shock,” said Dr. McIlrath. “That was all it took to get him back into a normal heart rhythm and they loaded him up in the ambulance and took him to Parkwest.” As the ambulance sped away, Dr. McIlrath was hoping for the best. “I was hopeful that he would survive, given that he was starting to revive some during the compressions,” said Dr. McIlrath. “But I didn’t know what they were going to ﬁnd when they did his work-
Dr. Tim McIlrath visits his friend and neighbor, James Barker, at Parkwest Cardiac Rehab after helping save his life in April. up. I was hoping for the best but not trying to be overly optimistic.” Barker “came to” about midway through the 10-minute ride to Parkwest’s Emergency Department entrance. “Boom! As soon as that door opened, there they were – two, three, four people surrounding me. I was pretty impressed with that,” he said. “It was like they were waiting for me.” They were. After all, Barker was drifting in and out of consciousness with v-ﬁb, the most serious cardiac rhythm disturbance in which the heart’s lower chambers quiver instead of pumping blood, causing cardiac arrest. “If ventricular ﬁbrillation is not treated within a minute or so, it will cause death,” said Dr. Blacky. “Dr. McIlrath and the nurses did a wonderful job.” While an EKG failed to show a classic heart attack, Barker’s blood markers indicated he’d suffered a mild one. “He was in very tough shape,” said Dr. Blacky whose heart catheterization procedure revealed
that an artery in the back of Barker’s heart was 80 percent blocked by plaque that had broken loose and a subsequent branch of that artery was 90 percent blocked. Both blockages were opened with stents. Barker had been a model patient since his 2005 quadruple bypass, eating right and exercising. “He did everything right,” said Dr. Blacky. “He probably delayed this event just because of his appropriate lifestyle of exercise and diet. If all the pieces of the puzzle weren’t available, particularly with ventricular ﬁbrillation, he wouldn’t even have made it to the emergency room.” After Barker had recovered from surgery and settled into his room, Dr. McIlrath stopped by to check on the neighbor whose life he helped save. “I think we both understood just how fortunate he was to not only be alive but to have not sustained neurological damage [stroke],” said Dr. McIlrath. “He was completely lucid and did not
appear to have lost any neurologic function. So I was very pleased for that. Secondly, he had not lost any cardiac function as well. They were able to do his heart cath and open up those coronaries in a timely and efﬁcient manner so we’re all very appreciative of that.” Two days later, Barker was back home counting his blessings and the pieces of that puzzle that made him the luckiest man alive. “I have reﬂected many, many times how if any one piece of this puzzle were removed or changed, my outcome would have been very different,” said Barker, who is now in cardiac rehab three days a week at Fort Sanders West. “I have a whole new perspective and admiration for all the talented medical people I was fortunate to have encountered that pretty Sunday afternoon. I was fortunate that my neighbors were home and available. I was fortunate to be taken to the next level by the team of responders, who stabilized me and delivered me to Parkwest. And I am certainly glad those people were working Sunday night. Total professionals with the gift to save a life – if you can get to them.” Not all do. Each year, more than 300,000 Americans suffer a heart attack outside of a hospital, but only 6.5 to 7 percent survive. But CPR within two minutes of cardiac arrest before EMS arrives doubles the likelihood of survival. If Barker’s heart attack had happened during his drive home, if his wife hadn’t helped on the lawn, if he didn’t have a doctor and nurse as neighbors … If. If. If. He’s very fortunate and very blessed,” said Dr. McIlrath. “It didn’t happen on the interstate and when it did happen, his wife was right there and we just happened to be at home on a Sunday afternoon. It was just as God gave me the wherewithal to do what I did, or what WE did, and not lollygag … I tell you, he’s certainly a blessed man.” Barker’s brother-in-law jokingly suggested that he cash in his luck on some lottery tickets. Barker, who had never bought lottery tickets before, followed that advice and bought four. “And,” Barker said, “all four were duds.”
What’s your sign? Know the warnings Would you recognize a heart attack if you were having one? Many people don’t. Most believe that the chief warning sign is a pain in the left arm or an elephant-sized crushing pain in the chest. Both are, indeed, strong indications. But did you know that there are other warning signs that are much less obvious but can be your own signature pain, warning that a heart attack is near? A pulsating pain in both arms, heavy perspiration, shortness of breath can all be warnings as well. “I felt that same exact symptom that I had previous to my bypass,” James Barker said of his most recent heart attack. “It’s kind of like a twist-
ing in my sternum, and I knew when I felt it that was it because the nurses always said, ‘That pain is yours – when you feel that, get your phone, get some help.’” “Some folks have somewhat different symptoms compared to what is written in the (medical) books and those symptoms are what a patient should watch for,” said Dr. A. Robert Blacky, a boardcertiﬁed cardiologist at Parkwest Medical Center.
“Some people don’t have the classic, substernal crushing discomfort – it may be arm discomfort or jaw discomfort or epigastric (stomach area) discomfort. If they have a symptom that recurs, particularly with exercise and particularly if it increases in frequency and severity, then they should view that as their angina (heart pain) and that should be a warning sign.” According to the American Heart Association, most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often people affected aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait too long before getting help. Here are signs that can mean a heart attack is happening: ■ Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.
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■ Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. ■ Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort. ■ Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness. As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain. Learn the signs, but remember this: Even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack, have it checked out. Minutes matter! Fast action can save lives — maybe your own. Don’t wait - call 911.
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 Craft: Spirit Shakers, 2 p.m., Farragut Branch Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. For ages 3 and up. Info: 777-1750. Free Introduction to Self Defense for Women class, 6 p.m., CrossFit ex libro, 5438 Hilton Industrial Way. Info/registration: 454-8359 or exlibroselfdefense.com. Magician Michael Messing, 3 p.m., Lawson McGhee Library, 500 W. Church Ave. Info: 215-8750. “Pinterest/Instagram/Twitter for Seniors” class, 10 a.m.-noon, Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Presented by Social Media 4 Seniors. Cost: $30. Registration/payment deadline: June 29. Info/registration: townoffarragut.org/ register; in person at the Town Hall; 218-3375. Spanish Food and Wine Pairing workshop, 6 p.m., Glass Bazaar, 6470 Kingston Pike. Instructor: Terri Geiser. Cost: $48. Info/registration: 584-9072.
THURSDAY, JUNE 30 Variety Thursday: featuring Blue Line Blues (A Band of KPD Officers), 7-9 p.m., Bill Lyons Pavilion, Market Square. Free music performances each Thursday. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. Info: Knoxvilletn.gov/concerts.
FRIDAY, JULY 1
Morning String Dusters, 7 p.m., Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Highway 73, Townsend. Presented by Boyd’s Jig and Reel. Bring lawn chairs. Tickets: $8; kids under 5 and GSMHC members, free. Tickets available at the door. Info: 448-0044 or gsmheritagecenter.org.
SATURDAY, JULY 9 “Are Your Shrubs Hiding Your House?,” 1:30 p.m., Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golfclub Road. Presented by Master Gardener John Payne. Free and open to the public. Info: 588-8813 or knoxlib.org. Second Saturday Concert at The Cove: The Hit Men, 6-8 p.m., The Cove at Concord Park, 11808 S. Northshore Dr. Free concert; bring blankets or lawn chairs. Presented by Knox County Parks & Recreation. Info: Jennifer Linginfelter, 215-4579; or Michael Grider, 215-4750. Vintage baseball, noon and 2:30 p.m., Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorn Grove Pike. Games and parking free; concessions available. Bring lawn chair or blanket for seating. Info: ramseyhouse.org.
SUNDAY, JULY 10 “Bring a Friend” Music Series featuring local bluegrass band The Jar Tipper, 3 p.m., First Farragut UMC, 12733 Kingston Pike. Special guest: Sammy Sawyer, Barney Fife impersonator and Christian speaker. Admission free. Refreshments available. Info: 966-8430. Sing Out Knoxville meeting, 7-9 p.m., Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike. Folk singing circle open to everyone. Info: email@example.com or 546-5643.
MONDAY, JULY 11 “How to Use Facebook for Seniors” class, 10 a.m.-noon, Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Presented by Social Media 4 Seniors. Cost: $30. Registration/payment deadline: Friday, July 8. Info/ registration: townoffarragut.org/register; in person at Town Hall; 218-3375.
First Friday and Nostalgic Nights Outdoor Market, 6-9 p.m., Nostalgia on McCalla, 1401 McCalla Ave. Includes: local art, vintage items, handmade wares for sale, Mr. Piggy’s BBQ, outdoor market. Booth space available: Jeje, 368-6921. Info: 622-3252. Opening reception for Art Market Gallery’s July featured artists exhibit, 5:30 p.m., Art Market Gallery, 422 South Gay St. Featured artists: Sandra Abraham and Elaine Fronczak. Exhibit on display through July 31. Info; 525-5265; artmarketgallery.net; on Facebook.
“Mapping Your Way Through the Caregiver Journey” class, 5:30 p.m., Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Free presentation by Rebekah Wilson with Choices in Senior Care. Registration deadline: Monday, July 11. Info/registration: townoffarragut.org/ register; in person at Town Hall; 218-3375.
SATURDAY, JULY 2
TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, JULY 12-13
Book signings, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., American Commissary, 1209 Broadway East, Lenoir City. Authors include: Dick Cross, Dr. Nancy McEntee, Joan McIntee, Marilyn Smith Neilans, Cheryl Peyton, Adele Roberts and Dr. Eva Mull Wike. Free watermelon will be available and attendees can sign up for a door prize.
“Advanced iPad/iPhone Basics for Seniors” class, 1-3 p.m., Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Presented by Social Media 4 Seniors. Cost: $45. Registration/payment deadline: Monday, July 11. Info/registration: townoffarragut.org/register; in person at Town Hall; 218-3375.
SUNDAY, JULY 3
THURSDAY, JULY 14
Pilot Fireball Moonlite Classic 5K and Little Firecracker Mile, 9 p.m., UT Vet School with the route running along Neyland Drive. Hosted by the Knoxville Track Club. Info/registration: ktc.org/RaceFireball. html; or Bo Saulsbury, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Vegetarian Society of East Tennessee meeting, 6 p.m., Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike. Sylvia Smith will demonstrate the Green Goddess Smoothie and other green dishes. Cost: $4, plus a vegetarian potluck item for the potluck supper which follows the demonstration. Info: email@example.com or call 546-5643.
“Are Your Shrubs Hiding Your House?,” 3:154:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 4438 Western Ave. Presented by Master Gardener John Payne. Free and open to the public. Info: 329-8892. Knoxville Christian Women’s Connection luncheon: “Let Freedom Ring,” 10:45 a.m., Buddy’s Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Program: Food City’s Demonstrator, Gordon Pillsbury. Guest speaker: Linda McDaniel from Ellenboro, N.C.; topic: “Living at the Day Spa … is that Realistic?” Cost: $12. Complimentary childcare by reservation only. Info/ reservation: 315-8182 or knoxvillechristianwomen@ gmail.com. Shakespeare on the Square: “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” 7 p.m., outdoors on Market Square. Free performance by Tennessee Stage Company; $10 suggested donation appreciated. Info: 546-4280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, JULY 4 Fourth of July Celebration on Mabry’s Hill, Mabry-Hazen House, Kingston Pike. Tours of the historic home, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $60 adults, children under 12 accompanied by ticket holder, free. Includes dinner and live music. Info/ tickets: mabryhazen.com or 522-8661. Independence Day parade, 9:30 a.m. Begins on Kingston Pike at Lendon Welch Way (Farragut High School entrance) and continue to Boring Road, just east of Farragut Towne Square Shopping Center (old Ingles store site). Info: 966-7057 or townoffarragut. org/parade.
THURSDAY, JULY 7 Free Introduction to Self Defense for Women class, 6 p.m., CrossFit ex libro, 5438 Hilton Industrial Way. Info/registration: 454-8359 or exlibroselfdefense.com. “Using Your Smartphone/Tablet Camera for Seniors” class, 6-8 p.m., Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Presented by Social Media 4 Seniors. Cost: $30. Registration/payment deadline: Friday, July 1. Info/registration: townoffarragut.org/ register; in person at Town Hall; 218-3375.
THURSDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 7-8 “iPad/iPhone Basics for Seniors” class, 10 a.m.-noon, Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Presented by Social Media 4 Seniors. Cost: $45. Registration/payment deadline: Wednesday, July 6. Info/registration: townoffarragut.org/register; in person at Town Hall; 218-3375.
FRIDAY, JULY 8 “It’s Concert Time in Townsend”: Early
TUESDAY, JULY 12
FRIDAY, JULY 15 Museum of Education Sock Hop, 7-10 p.m., Sarah Simpson Professional Development Technology Center, 801 Tipton Ave. Features: live music, appearance by Sammy “Barney Fife” Sawyer, silent auction, “prom” photo packages and more. Tickets: $25; available at all Knoxville Teachers Federal Credit Union locations, at the museum and online at http://bit.ly/1RUAA4J. Info: knoxschools.org/museum. Music in the Round: “A Cowgirl, A Diva and A Shameless Hussy,” 5:30 p.m., Barn Event Center of the Smokies, 7264 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway. A fundraiser benefiting the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. Tickets: $75. Info/tickets: 448-0044. Shakespeare on the Square: “King Lear,” 7 p.m., outdoors on Market Square. Free performance by Tennessee Stage Company; $10 suggested donation appreciated. Info: 546-4280 or tennesseestage@ comcast.net.
FRIDAY-SUNDAY, JULY 15-17
Wives of Windsor,” 7 p.m., outdoors on Market Square. Free performance by Tennessee Stage Company; $10 suggested donation appreciated. Info: 546-4280 or email@example.com. “Starting Fall Veggies,” 10:30 a.m.-noon, All Saints Catholic Church Demonstration Gardens, 620 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Presented by Master Gardener Barb O’Neil. Free and open to the public. Info: 215-2340.
SUNDAY, JULY 17 Shakespeare on the Square: “King Lear,” 7 p.m., outdoors on Market Square. Free performance by Tennessee Stage Company; $10 suggested donation appreciated. Info: 546-4280 or tennesseestage@ comcast.net.
MONDAY, JULY 18 “Starting Fall Veggies,” 1-2 p.m., Davis Family YMCA, 12133 S. Northshore Drive. Presented by Master Gardener Barb O’Neil. Free and open to the public. Info: 777-9622.
TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY, JULY 19-20 “Samsung Galaxy Phone/Tablet Basics for Seniors” class, 1-3 p.m., Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Presented by Social Media 4 Seniors. Cost: $45. Registration/payment deadline: Monday, July 18. Info/registration: townoffarragut.org/ register; in person at Town Hall; 218-3375.
WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, JULY 20-21 AARP Driver Safety class, noon-4 p.m., O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Info/registration: Carolyn Rambo, 382-5822.
THURSDAY, JULY 21 Shakespeare on the Square: “King Lear,” 7 p.m., outdoors on Market Square. Free performance by Tennessee Stage Company; $10 suggested donation appreciated. Info: 546-4280 or tennesseestage@ comcast.net.
FRIDAY, JULY 22 Shakespeare on the Square: “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” 7 p.m., outdoors on Market Square. Free performance by Tennessee Stage Company; $10 suggested donation appreciated. Info: 546-4280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, JULY 23 “Pruning Hydrangea,” 10:30 a.m., Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Presented by Master Gardener Carolyn Kiser. Free and open to the public. Info: 470-7033. Shakespeare on the Square: “King Lear,” 7 p.m., outdoors on Market Square. Free performance by Tennessee Stage Company; $10 suggested donation appreciated. Info: 546-4280 or tennesseestage@ comcast.net.
SUNDAY, JULY 24 Shakespeare on the Square: “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” 2 p.m., Scruffy City Hall, 32 Market Square. Performance by Tennessee Stage Company; Cost: $10. Info: 546-4280 or email@example.com. Shakespeare on the Square: “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” 7 p.m., outdoors on Market Square. Free performance by Tennessee Stage Company; $10 suggested donation appreciated. Info: 546-4280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, JULY 26 “Ginseng: Gold in Those Mountains,” 11 a.m.noon, Karns Senior Center, 8042 Oak Ridge Highway. Presented by Master Gardener Janie Bitner. Free and open to the public. Info: 951-2653.
THURSDAY, JULY 28 “Pinterest/Instagram/Twitter for Seniors” class, 10 a.m.-noon, Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Presented by Social Media 4 Seniors. Cost: $30. Registration/payment deadline: Wednesday, July 27. Info/registration: townoffarragut. org/register; in person at Town Hall; 218-3375. “Pruning Hydrangea,” 3:15-4:30 p.m., Humana Guidance Center, 4438 Western Ave. Presented by Master Gardener Carolyn Kiser. Free and open to the public. Info: 329-8892. Shakespeare on the Square: “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” 7 p.m., outdoors on Market Square. Free performance by Tennessee Stage Company; $10 suggested donation appreciated. Info: 546-4280 or email@example.com.
THURSDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 28-29
“Big River” presented by the WordPlayers, Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St. Performances: 7:30 p.m. Friday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Suggested for ages 12 and over. Tickets: wordplayers.org, knoxbijou.com and at the door. Info: 539-2490.
AARP Driver Safety class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Everett Senior Center, 702 Burchfield St., Maryville, Info/ registration: 983-9422.
SATURDAY, JULY 16
FRIDAY, JULY 29
Cades Cove tour with Bill Landry, 9:30 a.m. departure from Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Cost: $60. Advance reservations required. Info/reservations: 448-8838. Shakespeare on the Square: “The Merry
Application deadline for “Introduction to Farragut Program,” to be held 6 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Aug. 17, Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Info/schedule/registration: townoffarragut.org/ introtofarragut; 966-7057; in person at Town Hall.
B-4 â€˘ JUNE 29, 2016 â€˘ BEARDEN Shopper news
health & lifestyles
Dream Machine FSRMCâ€™s bigger, faster MRI opens doors 24/7 Wider, shorter, faster, sharper, roomier. Itâ€™s not the latest â€œdream machineâ€? on your auto dealerâ€™s showroom ďŹ‚oor â€“ itâ€™s the new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine on the lobby level of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Installed last March, the Siemens Magnetom Aera 1.5T TrueForm Magnetâ€™s larger opening, ultra-short design and increased weight limit now makes non-invasive diagnostic imaging of soft tissue, bone and muscle possible for a wide range of patients who may have been otherwise excluded. The new unit can accommodate pediatric, obese, critically ill, and kyphotic patients as well as those with respiratory problems, pain and mobility issues. â€œWe have been able to perform MRI exams on many patients that would not have been able to complete their exam on an older MRI scanner,â€? said Ben Redmond, lead MRI technologist at FSRMC. â€œThe design of the head/neck, ďŹ‚ex wrap, torso and integrated spine coils give us the ability to scan patients in more comfortable positions. Overall scan times are faster, and the design allows for more ďŹ‚exibility, helping us meet the imaging needs of our entire patient population.â€? In many cases, MRI may reveal different or additional information
The Magnetom Aera MRI creates clear, high quality images like this one of a patientâ€™s brain.
Fort Sanderâ€™s newest MRI has a larger opening, ultra-short design and increased weight limit to enhance each patientâ€™s imaging experience.
about structures in the body than what is seen with an X-ray, ultrasound or computed tomography (CT) scan. MRI may also reveal ďŹ ndings that cannot be detected with other imaging methods. â€œMRI imaging also has a higher level of sensitivity in evaluating neural elements of the spine,â€? said Dr. Samuel Feaster, a neuroradiologist with Vista Radiology PC who also says diffusion MRI can be more sen-
sitive than a CT scan for detecting acute ischemic stroke. Claustrophobic patients unable to tolerate the tight conďŹ nes of the longer cylindrical tubes of older machines have more â€œwiggle roomâ€? (70 centimeters vs. 60 cm) and less need for sedation. The shorter design also allows many exams â€“ lumbar spine, pelvis and lower extremity MRI â€“ to be performed with the patientâ€™s head outside of the opening.
â€œThe magnet has a bore size that is both larger in diameter and shorter in length, creating a more relaxed environment that helps to reduce anxiety, therefore decreasing the need for sedation,â€? said Redmond. â€œThe design of the new magnet allows patients to wear headphones for almost all procedures, giving them the option to listen to soothing music during their exam if they choose.â€? â€œImages are much sharper with improved detail because patients arenâ€™t breathing heavy or moving due to anxiety,â€? he added. â€œWe consistently receive positive physician comments and feedback about the excellent image quality of exams performed on the Magnetom Aera.â€? The new unit also features user-
friendly software which not only cuts exam time by 50 percent, but also cuts preparation time and utilizes technology on abdominal MRIs to deliver robust, free-breathing, contrast-enhanced exams for patients unable to hold their breath. That means fewer repeated scans. Most importantly, however, is that the high-resolution images give physicians more accurate results, leading to more accurate diagnosis and treatment. Not surprisingly, the unitâ€™s speed and ďŹ‚exibility, coupled with the increased weight limit for obese patients from 350 to 550 pounds, sparked an increase in referrals to FSRMC as well as a dramatic reduction in cancellations or rescheduled appointments. This led FSRMC to offer contrast MRIs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. â€œWe began offering MRI 24/7 to better accommodate the needs of physicians and their patients awaiting discharge,â€? said Redmond. â€œWe wanted to help decrease the patientâ€™s length of stay and to provide around-the-clock MRI imaging capabilities for stroke and other emergent patient needs.â€? MRI scanning is available for inhouse patients and those brought through the Emergency Department around the clock. For more information call 865-541-1111.
FSRMC: Better pictures, better treatment Thereâ€™s more to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Centerâ€™s radiology and imaging service than meets the eye. Thatâ€™s because advanced imaging technology enables physicians to see deep inside the body, providing clear, sharp images that result in more accurate diagnoses and a better course of treatment.
X-RAY Of course, the most common imaging used is the X-ray which has been around since 1896 when anatomist Albert von KĂśliker x-rayed his own hand. Today, basic X-ray technology is a key element in the identiďŹ cation, diagnosis and treatment of many types of medical conditions. Those include: â– Mammograms â– Digestive problems â– Arthritis â– Blocked blood vessels â– Bone cancer â– Lung conditions â– Enlarged heart â– Fractures â– Infections â– Osteoporosis â– Swallowed items
the most sensitive exam for many problems because its amazingly clear, detailed images provides doctors with views of organs, soft tissue, joints and bones, tumors, and swelling. It is helpful in identifying cancer, heart and vascular disease, stroke, joint and musculoskeletal problems, pinched nerves and multiple sclerosis and encephalitis. Because thereâ€™s no radiation exposure to the patient, MRI has become a popular diagnostic tool and has replaced several invasive modes of examination, therby reducing the discomfort and the risk of complications for many patients. Together, the 3-Tesla MRI unit in the Thompson Cancer Survival Center and the new Magnetom Aera MRI on the lobby level, average 160 MRI exams per week and anticipates performing 8,400 MRI exams by yearâ€™s end as it provides outpatient, inpatient and emergency diagnostic exams.
COMPUTATED TOMOGRAPHY (CT) SCANS
Sometimes called Computerized Magnetic resonance imaging, Axial Tomography (CAT) scans, which uses radiofrequency waves these scans combine the power of and a strong magnetic ďŹ eld, is X-rays and computers. Doctors can
see a patientâ€™s internal anatomy without surgery. These scans reveal bone and soft tissues, including organs, muscles and tumors. CT greatly helps doctors with diagnosis, surgery and treatment. For example, in radiation therapy, determining the correct dose for a patient depends on knowing the precise density, size and location of a tumor. At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, our LightspeedÂŽ 64-slice VCT scanner is an example of the latest technology. It captures a precise image of the brain instantaneously, the heart in just ďŹ ve heartbeats, the full body in 10 seconds, and can scan for stroke symptoms in less than a second. It can detect any of the three most dangerous causes of chest pain with a one fast scan instead of hours of tests. The LightspeedÂŽ 64-slice VCT scanner provides faster scans with lower-dose radiation resulting in quicker diagnosis and treatment for patients.
ULTRASOUND At Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, doctors rely on ultrasound for images of the heart, abdomen, kidneys and other parts of the body. Images are obtained through
the use of high frequency sound waves. New ultrasound units provide the latest in imaging capabilities. Doctors can see pictures of internal organs as they function and also can assess blood ďŹ‚ow. For instance, Vivid 7, the ultrasound for heart patients, can perform stress echo tests. Doctors rely on these to detect and diagnose conditions such as heart failure. The beneďŹ ts of ultrasound include no radiation exposure, comprehensive and reliable exam data, fast tests and improved patient comfort.
NUCLEAR MEDICINE Fort Sanders Regional Medical Centerâ€™s diagnostic imaging also includes nuclear medicine for heart, cancer and fracture scans. This tool often spots abnormalities early in a diseaseâ€™s progression. It also provides a way to gather information that otherwise would be unavailable or require surgery or more expensive diagnostic tests. Nuclear medicine specialists use safe, painless techniques to get body images and treat disease. Patients ingest small amounts of radioactive materials (radiopharmaceuticals). Special cameras can pick up the images and send
pictures to computers. In treatment, the radiopharmaceuticals go directly to the organ being healed. This allows for great precision. Nuclear medicine is used to: â– Analyze kidney function â– Provide images of blood ďŹ‚ow and heart functioning â– Scan lungs for respiratory and blood-ďŹ‚ow problems â– Identify gallbladder blockages â– Evaluate bones for fractures, infection, arthritis or tumors â– Determine the presence or spread of cancer â– Identify bleeding in the bowel â– Locate infections â– Measure thyroid for overactive or underactive functioning. Regardless of which your doctor orders, FSRMCâ€™s Picture Archival & Communication System (PACS) can electronically capture, store and transmit high-quality MRI, CT, X-ray and ultrasound pictures immediately by computer. That means doctors can readily view any image the patient has had taken at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and other locations in the Covenant Health system. For more information on imaging services at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, please call 865-541-1111.
TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS - THANK YOU! For more than 50 years, members of the Fort Sanders Regional Volunteer Auxiliary have helped support the mission of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. :HUHFRJQL]HHDFKRIRXUYROXQWHHUVIRUWKHLUVHOĂ€HVV FRPPLWPHQWWRRXUSDWLHQWVVWDĚ†DQGGRFWRUV
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Fireworks = family at Dixie Lee By Betty Bean
Watermelon, swimming holes, lightning bugs and the sharp whine of sky rockets just before they light up the night-time sky â€“ summertime is fireworks time in East Tennessee, and Knox Countians are stocking up on old-school sparklers, bottle rockets, skyrockets and multiple shot repeating items. Dixie Lee Fireworks, a longtime purveyor of consumer fireworks, has all of the above, plus new-fangled products like three-foot sparklers, solid gold sparklers, special wedding sparklers and sparklers that change colors as they burn. And how about this yearâ€™s hot item: longfused, reloadable mortar shells that shoot tubes 100 feet into the air, where they explode into colorful starbursts? Dixie Lee has those, too. â€œThe shell, if shot properly, goes straight up into the air,â€? said proprietor Bill Sharp, who is straightforward about legalities and counsels customers to stay sober and have grownups in charge. â€œJust make sure thereâ€™s enough space around you and someone of the proper age and proper state of mind to be shooting them,â€? he said. â€œIt is illegal to possess, use
or sell fireworks in Knox County.â€? This, of course, is why driving to the nearest county line to pick up firecrackers is a holiday tradition for countless Knox countians, who become happy scofflaws every Fourth of July. Dixie Lee Fireworks has been in business since 1948, when William â€œBennyâ€? Goodman and his wife, Dot, moved their store to Kingston Pike just across the Loudon County line after fireworks were outlawed in Knox County. The Goodmans considered other locations, but chose the junction of the Lee Highway and the Dixie Highway, the major tourist routes leading south and west in those pre-interstate days. And they did very well. So well in fact, that 68 years later, their grandchildren, Bill and Dottie, are keeping up the family tradition. Bill Sharpâ€™s job as a second-grade teacher at Farragut Primary School
leaves his summers free to focus on the family business during the key fireworks season from Memorial Day to Labor Day, which heâ€™s predicting will be busier than ever, since the city of Knoxville is discontinuing its big Boomsday celebration. And heâ€™s proud to be continuing his granddadâ€™s tradition of keeping fireworks affordable. â€œHe used to say a kid should be able to come in here with their lawn-mowing money and be able to shoot fireworks for a long, long time. You shouldnâ€™t have to spend a whole lot of money to get a good show.â€?
Dixie Lee Fireworks owner Bill Sharp holds a box of Excalibur canister shells. Photos by S. Barrett
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Wishing District 7 a
Safe and Happy 4th!
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Paid for by campaign to elect Charles Busler, Jim Robertson, Treasurer.
Monday, July 4 events The Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Highway, will host an Independence Day celebration and anvil shoot 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a flag waving procession, Longhunter camp stories, Appalachian music and historic demonstrations. Admission prices range from $6-$20. Info: 494-7680. Farragutâ€™s Independence Day Parade, 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 4, begins on Kingston Pike at Lendon Welch Way (Farragut High School entrance) and continues to Boring Road, just east of Farragut Towne Square Shopping Center (old Ingles store site). Info: 966-7057 or townoffarragut.org/parade. James Whiteâ€™s Fort, 205 E. Hill Avenue, will host Sons of the Revolution Celebration 10 a.m. to noon. There will be a flag
ceremony, a reading of the Signers of the Declaration and a short speech. Refreshments will be served. Free admission. Info: 525-6514 or www. jameswhitefort.org. Powell Lions Club Parade, 11 a.m., step off from the former Food City parking lot (KARM). There are no registration fees for participants, who should be in the parking lot by 10:30 a.m. Info: 640-1053 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A free picnic, sponsored by the Powell Business and Professional Association, will start after the parade at Powell Station Park. Fourth of July Celebration on Mabryâ€™s Hill, MabryHazen House. Tours of the historic home, 6 p.m.; dinner, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $60 adults, children under 12 accompanied by ticket holder, free. Includes dinner and live music. Info/
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Festival on the 4th, 4-10 p.m., Worldâ€™s Fair Park. Family entertainment and activities, live music and food. The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform its 32nd annual Pilot Flying J Independence Day Concert at 8 p.m. Fireworks will follow. Free admission, rain or shine.
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Shopper news â€˘ JUNE 29, 2016 â€˘ MY-3
Celebrating Independence at Marble Springs By Betsy Pickle
very U.S. citizen knows that July Fourth is the day the original American colonists declared independence from England, but that meaning tends to get lost amidst barbecues, fun at the lake and fireworks. Liberty will be front and center, however, on Monday at Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Highway. Events throughout the day will revisit aspects of 18th-century life, leading up to a â€œLet Freedom Ringâ€? ceremony at 2 p.m., when local participants will join people across the country in ringing a bell for each of the 13 original colonies. â€œJohn Sevier, who resided on the property and was the first governor of Tennessee, played a vital role in the independence of the United States, having been a Revolutionary War hero, fighting at the Battle of Kingâ€™s Mountain, which many
historians consider a pivotal turning point in the war for independence,â€? says Anna Chappelle, executive director of Marble Springs. â€œThose ties are naturally going to be there, that he fought for our liberty and for our freedom.â€? A June 26, 1963, resolution by the U.S. Congress established the commemoration of the bell-ringing that took place at 2 p.m. July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia to announce the signing of the Declaration of Independence. â€œYou donâ€™t really see something like this every day,â€? says Chappelle. The General Henry Knox Chapter of the Tennessee Society, Sons of the Revolution and the newly formed John Sevier Chapter of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association will present the dayâ€™s programming. There will also be guided tours of Marble Springs. Terry Sisk, now president of the Gen. Henry Knox Chapter of the Tennessee Society, Sons of the Revolution, instructs a young attendee as she takes part in the July 4, 2014, bell-ringing To page 4 ceremony at Marble Springs State Historic Site. Photo submitted
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Knox Chapter and founder of the John Sevier Chapter of the OVTA. S Educating schoolchildren about ttheir Colonial history is a major part o of the Tennessee Societyâ€™s and OVTAâ€™s m missions. They present programs yearrround at locations such as Marble S Springs, the Museum of Appalachia, P Pellissippi State Community College and a area schools. They also engage children by rrecruiting kids from the crowd to ring tthe bell at the â€œLet Freedom Ringâ€? cceremony. Martin thinks revisiting the countryâ€™s ffounding is vitally important for adults a as well. â€œWe need to do some soul-mending a and look back and see where we ccame from. We were the first illegal iimmigrants.â€? Info: marblesprings.net, tnsor.org, o ovta.orgVisitors can view Revolutionary W War-era encampments manned by histtorical interpreters from the two groups beginning at 11 a.m. The first official b p program will be the 12 p.m. raising of the L Liberty Pole, which replicates a tradition o of raising Colonial flags and protesting K King George III through handwritten grievances and even burning effigies. g The Betsy Ross flag and several other
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A log cabin, constructed from a kit, was the site of numerous Fourth of July celebrations on Watts Bar Lake.
Fun on the water revolved around a lime green Fabuglas runabout.
Fourth of July By Wendy Smith
he founding fathers had a vision for our country when they signed the Declaration of Independence, but they couldnâ€™t possibly have imagined how that historic event would be celebrated by future generations. In East Tennessee, many of our Fourth of July festivities take place on the water. When I was a kid, my family observed the holiday at a log cabin tucked in a small cove on Watts Bar Lake. In those days, lake houses werenâ€™t status symbols. They were generally rustic affairs, filled with throwaway furniture that couldnâ€™t be damaged by kids in wet swimsuits.
We had no air conditioning during our first summer at the cabin, so my motherâ€™s candles melted. When our well pump malfunctioned, we bathed in the lake. I was proud of the bathroom vanity that my dad found at the dump. He always stressed that the cabin was an investment rather than a frivolity. But we had plenty of fun anyway, especially on holidays, when friends made the trip to Sugar Grove Valley to join us. On the Fourth, they arrived early enough to enjoy the water before the evening festivities. That meant piling onto our lime green runabout to ski or ride the Zip Sled, a bulky plastic board with a rope handle that almost any kid could ride.
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If I got my way, we headed toward the Sandbar. Scads of boaters anchored along the edge of this sandy peninsula, and kids headed to the point, where they could wade out 100 yards and still be in waistdeep water. It was loud and rowdy, so children loved it and parents endured it. On the way back, Iâ€™d beg my dad to ski. We didnâ€™t have a fancy boat or expensive equipment, but nothing was more entertaining than watching my father take one of his two skis off and tuck it under his arm. When we got back to the cabin, the kids would play on black rubber inner tubes or sling mud at each other. Sometimes, especially brazen children removed their swimwear. At least one bikini top was lost until the following winter when the water receded from the cove. As the sun began to set, the men would light the grill, and the kids light the daytime fireworks, like firecrackers, smoke bombs and charcoal snakes. Bottle rockets made a delightful sound when they exploded under the water. The real fireworks began after the
burgers. The mothers sat up at the house while the kids and dads ran the show. My mother continuously protested that the children were too close to the fireworks. As careful as we were, a Roman candle would sometimes misfire and almost hit the house â€“ or the mothers â€“ and this would end the show early. We no longer have that log cabin in the cove, but Iâ€™ll always cherish the memories. Ben, Tom, John and company couldnâ€™t have had more fun on the Fourth than we did.
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A Fourth of July menu that pops Add some sizzle with a Brat Bar Let guests have a blast taking their juicy grilled dogs and brats to a new level with a topping station containing all the traditional favorites and a few unexpected twists: â– Ketchup and mustard (with flavor variations for added zing) â– Other sauces, such as barbecue or Sriracha â– Chopped fresh and grilled onions â– Chili (homemade or from a can) â– Peppers packing varying degrees of heat â– Pickle spears and relish â– Sauerkraut or cole slaw â– Assorted shredded and crumbled cheeses
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hen you combine the company of family and friends, the dazzling lights of a fireworks display and the mouthwatering flavors of a homecooked meal, you have all the ingredients necessary for a fantastic Fourth of July. Whether youâ€™re hosting the party or preparing a dish to share, these tasty options will make you the star of the celebration.
The Perfect Summer Snack The Fourth of July is the perfect time to gather with family and friends and celebrate the birth of the nation. As you plan your celebratory menus, be sure to include a true American original â€“ popcorn, which is naturally low in fat and calories, and versatile enough to be topped with any number of flavorings. This perfectly seasoned snack mix will be your â€œgo-toâ€? for parties or get-togethers all summer long. Make ahead of time, store in an airtight container and then sprinkle on warm popcorn when you need a quick, savory snack. For more simple, tasty and festive popcorn recipes, visit popcorn.org.
Spice Up the Festivities with Superfruit Take grilled chicken or fish up a notch in flavor and nutrition at your Fourth of July gathering with this Mango and Avocado Salsa. This salsaâ€™s star ingredient is the superfruit mango, which is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, is a good source of fiber and also adds a delicious hint of tropical flavor to the menu. For more delicious mango recipes, visit mango.org.
Mango and Avocado Salsa
Barbecue Popcorn Seasoning Mix Makes: about 1/3 cup 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon cardamom 1/2 teaspoon celery salt 1 1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
In small bowl, mix all ingredients together. Store mixture in airtight container. To use: Pour melted butter over warm popcorn or spray popped popcorn with cooking spray. Sprinkle popcorn with 2 teaspoons of seasoning mix for each quart of popcorn.
Prep time: 10 minutes Servings: 8 2 firm but ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and diced 2 firm but ripe avocadoes, peeled, pitted and diced 2 tablespoons serrano pepper, seeded and minced 1/4 cup red onion, diced 1/4 cup red pepper, d iced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves 1 lime, zested and juiced 1 teaspoon chile powder 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil Combine all ingredients. Allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving to allow flavors to blend. Serving suggestions: Pairs well with grilled chicken or grilled fish, such as tuna or Mahi Mahi. Nutritional information per serving: 112 calories; 1 g protein; 13 g carbohydrates; 7 g fat (54% calories from fat); 0 mg cholesterol; 8 mg sodium; 325 mg potassium; 2 g fiber.
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Red, White and Blue Mousse Parfaits Prep time: 30 minutes Servings: 12 Serving size: 1 parfait 3 1/2 1/4 1/2 2 2 1
cups heavy cream, divided cup unsweetened cocoa powder cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided teaspoons McCormick Extra Rich Pure Vanilla Extract teaspoons McCormick Red Food Color teaspoon McCormick Pure Lemon Extract McCormick Assorted NEON! Food Colors & Egg Dye tablespoons white chocolate chips
Beat 1 1/2 cups of the heavy cream, cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons of the sugar and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form. Add red food color; stir gently with spatula until evenly tinted. Beat remaining 2 cups heavy cream, remaining 1/2 cup sugar and lemon extract in large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Remove 1 cup. Add 3/4 teaspoon neon blue and 5 drops neon purple food colors; stir gently with spatula until evenly tinted. To assemble parfait, alternately layer red and white mousses in dessert glasses. Top with blue mousse and white chocolate chips. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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