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VOL. 7 NO. 29

IN THIS ISSUE Rysewyk gets new job with schools

Telethon will allow Mobile Meals

to grow

A young man has a new job with Knox County Schools. Dr. Jon Rysewyk will work on innovation and school improvement. Indya Kincannon calls him “smart and patient enough to build and sustain true grassroots reform.”

July 22, 2013

Mobile Meals Monday will broadcast live from the center court at West Town Mall from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 29. Special guests will appear throughout the day.

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Remembering Jenkins & Jenkins For them, the demise of the Jenkins & Jenkins name is one more marker of the end of an era. The firm that was founded in 1933 by the unrelated Ray H. Jenkins and Erby Jenkins (Erby’s brother Aubrey didn’t join up until 10 years later), has become Quist, Cone & Fisher.

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High on Charlie “Until further notice,” Marvin West writes, “Charlie High is my favorite Tennessee football walk-on. “Nobody can match his quarterback statistics – 74.4 completion rate, 10,978 yards, 131 passing touchdowns against 22 interceptions, astounding success.”

Kendall Bielak, Neal Charlton and Merry-Reid Sheffer prepare to make a Mobile Meals delivery. As participants in the Church Street United Methodist Church College Life program, the students volunteer with several local agencies. Photos by Wendy Smith

By Wendy Smith On any given weekday, the Mobile Meals kitchen on Reynolds Avenue is buzzing with activity as CAC Office on Aging staff prepare food and load it into the cars of volunteers who deliver approximately 800 meals to Knoxville and Knox County seniors. But last week, senior nutrition program manager Alison Taylor was spinning like a top as she bounced between her office, the kitchen and meetings regarding the “Mobile Meals Monday” telethon that will be broadcast from West Town Mall on July 29. Funds

raised during the event will help the program serve an ever-increasing list of clients. While Mobile Meals currently has a client list of 800, it will be up to 900 soon. As Baby Boomers age, and people live longer in general, the list will continue to grow, Taylor says. Most clients need the program because of advanced age rather than poverty. Some have dementia and are afraid to turn on the stove. Others don’t have easy access to food because they no longer drive, she says. “It’s important that people recognize this and deal with it, because it’s not going away.”

Long cones of brass with ridges on the side are gently rubbed with a small wand to vibrate tiny bits of sand from a small opening for precise placement. Intense concentration is needed.

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Roy Firestone plans Knox visit Reach Them to Teach Them founder Amy Crawford has announced television sports personality Roy Firestone as this year’s speaker for the nonprofit’s Roy Firestone annual event in November. Any educator can attend free of charge thanks to donations from the community. “I want people to leave profoundly impacted,” said Crawford. Radio personality Hallerin Hilton Hill will also speak, and a complimentary dinner will be served. Info: www.

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A creation of impermanence By Libby Morgan Seven monks from the Labrang Tashi Kyil monastery in India, exiled from Tibet in 1967, created a sacred sand mandala at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church to share their love, compassion and beliefs. The mandala is designed to represent harmony between people and between religions, and carries, as its centerpiece, the “Four Harmonious Brothers,” the grouse, hare, monkey and elephant. These four animals, as legend goes, decided to enter the path of virtue and teach others to do

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Tax talk takes two tracks By Anne Hart Tennessee’s state sales tax is a hot topic for everyone from school students and their parents to politicians and business owners. The conversations focus on two separate aspects of the tax. The one that brings excitement and anticipation is the annual “Sales Tax Holiday,” which starts this year at 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, and runs until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. The one that brings considerable stress is the tax reform measure titled the Marketplace Fairness Act and dubbed “E-fairness.” This measure, now moving through Congress, would require online shoppers to pay sales tax on purchases from Internet retailers who do business in excess of $1 million annually. Currently, sales tax is required only when an E-commerce store has a bricks-and-mortar presence within the state. Tax holiday: it offers three days of shopping for several things without having to pay sales tax. With the exception of computers, eligible items must have a price tag of less than $100. Buyers can

forget about trying to get a clerk to ring up a more expensive pair of shoes as two separate purchases. It has already been tried and is not permitted. And while the holiday is intended to help parents save money on clothing and other items their children need for school, purchases aren’t limited to school-related items and shoppers don’t have to have school children to save money. If an item is exempt, anyone can buy it. As an example, any shopper can purchase a desktop, laptop or tablet computer at up to $1,500 in price without paying sales tax, as long as the item is not for use in a trade or business. Personal digital assistants (PDAs) and electronic readers, such as the Kindle and Nook, aren’t eligible for the tax break, and neither are keyboards, software and other items that do not come pre-packaged with the computer. Computer printers and printer supplies, such as paper and ink, aren’t eligible. Any article of clothing and anything that is considered school supplies (includTo page A-3

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Careful ritualistic sweeping of the sand is done in turn by each of the monks.

A creation reminder of how important it is to manifest peace within ourselves and in the world. “Their diligent effort and artistry creating the mandala was inspiring and their lesson of impermanence powerful.

From page A-1 “It was also a blessing that their visit brought the TVUUC community and the Losel Shredup Ling Tibetan Buddhist Center (in Knoxville) community together for an interfaith celebration of peace and compassion.”

Chanting, prayers and music precede the dissolution of the mandala.

Mobile Meals to grow The budget for the Mobile Meals program is over $1 million. Half of that is covered by federal, state and local government dollars, but that leaves $500,000 to be raised by the Office on Aging. There are many good local agencies doing good work, but they’re competing for funds, Taylor says. But she’s confident that the community will step up, calling local residents “extremely caring.” The 80-plus volunteers who deliver meals five days a week are evidence of this. They do more than deliver food – they also check on the safety of seniors who live alone. Two weeks ago, two clients were on the floor when their meals arrived. The volunteers might have saved their lives.

From page A-1 If a client can’t be located, emergency contacts are alerted. The Mobile Meals staff doesn’t go home until everyone is found. The program saves taxpayers money because it helps keep clients out of nursing homes, Taylor says. Mobile Meals is always looking for volunteers, especially during the summer when many regular volunteers are out of town. Delivery routes can be tailored to a volunteer’s schedule, and some are short enough to be driven during a lunch break. Without volunteers, the program couldn’t do what it does, she says. “Nobody should have hunger issues in this county – no matter what age.” To donate or volunteer: 524-2786 or

Maryville College announces dean’s list The Maryville College dean’s list for the Spring Semester was recently announced. Students from the West Knox County area earning this honor include: Mary-Mc Alexander, Kelly Hertzel, Ashley Howarth, Laura Kimberlain, Emma Slaymaker, Jessica Vail, Sarah Austin, Kelsey Brown, Jillian Norris, Brandon Clarke, Mary Cunningham, Shelby Hayward, Kimberlee Green, Olivia Hicks, Lauren Bonee, Mallory Bonee, Abigail Roberts, Seth Tinsley, Marcus Azevedo, Robert Britt, Kayla

A procession to the greenway bridge over Third Creek ends in the pouring of a surprisingly small amount of sand into the moving water.

Tax talk ing art supplies) is eligible for the tax break, no matter who buys it or who will be using it, as long as each individual item costs less than $100. Sales tax must still be paid on such things as jewelry and handbags and sports equipment, even if that equipment will be used as part of a school activity. Tax reform: Business owners strongly believe the laws that allow online shoppers to avoid paying sales tax should be changed. Peter Ullrich of Ullrich Printing, Scott Schimmel of Bliss and Bliss Home, developer David Dewhirst, and Rhonda Rice of the Knoxville Chamber held a press confer-


Dougherty, Dominic McVay, Kenneth Bean, Blaine Coyle, E. Windsor Wall, Meagan Attanasio, Christian Borek, Matthew Hale, Diedre Merrill, Mark Ostrowski, Leah Petr, David Sturchio, Amelia Brumbaugh, Shaynie Gray, Matthew Taylor, Spencer Whitaker, Raeleen Woodbury and Kelly Wright. Qualification for the dean’s list requires a grade point average of at least 3.6 in all work undertaken with no grade below a “C.” Only full-time students are considered for the dean’s list.

From page A-1 ence downtown last week to push for passage of legislation that would require the tax be paid on all purchases. The group contends they are unfairly losing money to online retailers, and say if buyers are forced to pay sales tax on online purchases, enough money will be raised that other state taxes could eventually be lowered. The bill has passed the U.S. Senate, where Sen. Lamar Alexander was an author and Sen. Bob Corker a cosponsor. It faces a fight in the House with opponents arguing it’s nothing more than a new tax being imposed on a tax-weary populace.

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Cas and Hazel and Ray ... and money

Lakeshore land secured for city because they can get away with it. In both cases, the taxpayers are paying the bill. ■ When Fort Kid was built by volunteer labor on the edge of the World’s Fair Park more than 21 years ago, the sponsors wisely created a fund (now over Victor $60,000) to maintain, Ashe repair and renovate the Fort in the future. The city announced plans to phase out Fort Kid a few years ago (under The Rogero Administraa different mayor) without tion will have to present any public hearing and sugit to the city council for gested cost as a factor. That approval, which should ocargument becomes suspect cur soon. $5 million of the when Beth Waters, who is in proposed city bond issue is charge of the fund, tells this to be used for the enlarged writer that no one from the Lakeshore Park. city has ever contacted her The governor and the about using the fund to recity administration deserve solve issues with Fort Kid. praise for working to make We should remember this happen and stopping that school children in the legislation by state Rep. the early 1990s collected Steve Hall to sell the state pennies, nickels and dimes land which would have to fund the 5-day, aroundprevented this transfer. the-clock effort to build Interim Finance Comthe Fort. The late Gov. Ned missioner Larry Martin of McWherter visited the park Knoxville played an active during its construction. role moving this project After asking the city why along. no one had ever contacted ■ Mayor Rogero and Waters, who led the effort Knoxville were honored to build Fort Kid, Mayshark by her invitation from the White House to participate said the mayor will be calling Waters to discuss the in a July 10 panel discusissue. By the time you read sion at the Eisenhower this, that conversation likely Executive Office Building will have occurred, but the (formerly the War Departoutcome is not known to me ment before the Pentagon as the column is written. was built). Countless children have Rogero was one of four used this playground. Tax panelists and represented dollars would not have to the largest population of be used to upgrade the any of the panelists on park due to this fund. If the “Let’s Move” project this fund is not used, many spearheaded by First Lady people may wonder why the Michelle Obama. The city declined to use these mayor also participated in a National League of Cities funds raised by countless citizens. Using the funds meeting on the same oneseems very logical given the day trip to Washington. City taxpayers got hit by alternatives. Mayshark says the city the high cost of same-day currently plans to turn the air travel on this trip with playground into a green the mayor’s air ticket costing $1,625 to go and return space. It would be a very from Washington the same small green space and cost the city considerable moneyy day. One can fly round trip to remove the gravel along to London, Rome or Tokyo for far less than this. Some- with the play equipment, times purchasing the ticket then plant and maintain a few weeks in advance will grass. Would it have a picnic table or benches? reduce the cost substanWhile the south yard of tially. Rogero is not to blame for how U.S. Airways the World’s Fair Park is a well-used and remarkable overprices its tickets for green space, the footprint one-day trips. of Fort Kid is so small that Kathleen Gibi with city its use as a grass lawn parks and recreation was seems restrictive. also at the event, but city Hopefully, the mayor spokesperson Jesse Mayand Beth Waters can reach shark says the city did not pay her airfare, only her ho- an agreement which is a win-win for the total comtel and per diem expenses. munity and those who have As long as government enjoyed Fort Kid. I recall agencies like DOE in Oak both my children playing Ridge are willing to pay there in the ’90s, often full freight, then airlines will charge exorbitant fares along with many others.

On July 12, Gov. Bill Haslam signed the paperwork necessary to transfer the remaining state-owned portion of Lakeshore Park to the city of Knoxville.

Cas Walker, Knoxville Madam Hazel Davidson and Ray H. Jenkins were three of Knoxville’s best-known 20th Century citizens, so it should surprise no one that both Walker and Davidson chose Jenkins to represent them when they had need of a lawyer.

Betty Bean In 1961, the Internal Revenue Service got Walker indicted in federal court for tax evasion, and he hired Jenkins and Clyde Key to defend him. Jenkins wrote about it in his memoir, “The Terror of Tellico Plains.” “What he lacked in erudition he made up for in imagination. “For instance, he sent out statements of account to a previous owner’s customers which he knew had been paid, and when the irate customer came in to protest, Cas would apologize,

hoping they would see he had an honest face. He then marked the old accounts paid in full, thus making new friends.” Jenkins’ trial strategy was to play Walker’s popularity with common folks against the unpopularity of the IRS, which had sent a fancy prosecutor down from Washington. Jenkins portrayed Walker’s tax problems as understandable bookkeeping errors unwittingly committed by a naive, humble man. “With the unwitting help of the government we made a martyr out of him,” Jenkins said. “We were careful to select a jury of the common people, Cas’s peers, who saw the farm boy, the coal miner, the benefactor of children and needy families ridiculed and reviled as no other man within our recollection had ever been. The jury resented it.” They found Walker not guilty. Jenkins conceded that the feds had some powerful evidence, “But the govern-

ment didn’t have a chance against the ex-coal miner, merchant, politician and benefactor. For our services he paid us $100,000 without batting an eye.” The payday wasn’t as good on one of the occasions when he represented Davidson, whom he described as his “most glamorous client beyond compare.” She was being sued by a wealthy former suitor, who wanted her to repay nearly $60,000, which he claimed was a loan. Davidson said it was for services rendered. The boyfriend won in Chancery Court, but Davidson prevailed in the Court of Appeals, where the judges didn’t buy his claim. The next chapter wasn’t in his book, however. Former law partner Jim MacDonald remembers that the cash-strapped Davidson gave Jenkins a diamond ring in lieu of payment, which he kept in a safe until she was able to settle up. One weekend, she asked Jenkins if she could borrow back her ring to wear to a party. He

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agreed, and she returned it promptly. Much later, when it became apparent that she wasn’t going to pay, he had the ring appraised. It was a hunk of worthless cubic zirconia. She’d pulled a classic bait and switch. He was nevertheless gracious in his assessment of her in his memoir, calling her “fundamentally and essentially, and to the core of her heart, body and soul, a good woman,” proving that the Terror of Tellico Plains had a forgiving nature.

Some things don’t make sense On my list of things that make no sense: Commissioner Dave Wright voted no on three education consent items, which by court decree must be passed by County Commission. The votes were at last Monday’s workshop, but surely will be replicated at today’s meeting. Actually, I agree with Wright on two of the three votes. He said “no” to giving the Boston-based Parthenon Group $1.2 million to study the school system’s resources alignment; and “no” to a $350,000 or so local match to a $850,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support the Parthenon contract. Call those votes “wright on!” Baffling though is Dave’s no vote on the proposed Career and Technical Education high school at the Strawberry Plains campus

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of Pellissippi State Community College. It’s in his district, and seems to be a wonderful opportunity for certain high school students to gain college credit while studying careers of the future. Wright said he was blindsided by the CTE proposal, thinking that Knox County Schools’ involvement would be limited to juniors and seniors. To create a full-blown high school just down the road from Carter High School is a different concept and will cost a lot of money, he said, “and we’ve had ab-

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solutely no discussion.” He noted: “I didn’t embrace the L&N STEM Academy either.” Hmmm. That would be the L&N STEM Academy that has a waiting list of applicants. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, said he’s “stunned and dismayed” to learn that DNA tests revealed he is not the father of a woman with whom he had an affectionate Twitter exchange this year. As reported in the Memphis Daily News online, Cohen is not the dad of 24-year-old Victoria Brick of Texas. This became an issue when Cohen was caught tweeting during the President’s State of the Union Address. Honest. Cohen says he’s longtime friends with Brick’s mom, criminal defense lawyer Cynthia White Sinatra, who ran for Congress in 2006

against Ron Paul. You can’t make this stuff up. Seven highly qualified folks have applied to be a commissioner on the Hallsdale Powell Utility District board. Why? Twenty-plus highly qualified folks have applied to be Knox County trustee. Why? When 11 politicians get to vote, you can bet they will pick someone they’ve heard of for a job that should not even still exist. Bob Hammond said the world’s got too many lawyers when John Valliant challenged him at an HPUD meeting. Later, Valliant said, “Well, I don’t disagree.” And Mike Cohen (no relation to Steve Cohen) told a lawyer joke: “What do you call 500 lawyers at the bottom of the sea? “A start.”


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Remembering Jenkins & Jenkins

Meeting the Pope

LAW DOGS | Betty Bean For them, the demise of the Jenkins & Jenkins name is one more marker of the end of an era. The firm that was founded in 1933 by the unrelated Ray H. Jenkins and Erby Jenkins (Erby’s brother Aubrey didn’t join up until 10 years later), has become Quist, Cone & Fisher. The legendary firm hasn’t dissolved, says J&J managing partner Michael Fitzpatrick, who has been a partner with the firm since 1980. “It’s just changing names. “It’s still the same legal entity and has the same tax number,� Fitzpatrick said. “It did not dissolve.� Why the change? “The younger members of the firm didn’t know the founding members, and there are adjustments that have to be made as you progress through the history of anything. The younger people here who are trying to market their skills need some pride of ownership, and (the name change) fits the identity of the firm in the present.�

In the beginning The three Jenkinses made an unparalleled team. Tall, bombastic Ray H. Jenkins was a genius trial lawyer. Short, erudite Erby Jenkins was a brilliant strategist and legal writer whose political influence reached to the state and national level and who, when sitting as a special judge on the state Supreme Court, authored a witty opinion on a divorce case that is still cited today. His younger brother Aubrey was a consummate dealmaker whose control over

the inner workings of the Knox County Republican Party has no modern day equal. Nor do his escapades, including epic escapes to his hacienda in Havana. “Tip O’Neill said all politics are local, and Aubrey was a local guy, wired in with Bobby ‘Coal Man’ Toole and Paul ‘Ice Man’ Nicely. “He was a force, and you needed to expect him when you saw him coming. Ray and Erby were top dog lawyers, but Aubrey had MacDonald more business than either of them. When Aubrey was gone, it was almost mystical how the phones would stop ringing. He’d get back, and almost mystically the phones would start ringing again,� said former partner Jim MacDonald. It all began with the “Terror of Tellico Plains,� Ray

Howard Jenkins, whose oratory rattled the walls of East Tennessee courtrooms for nearly 60 years. He burst onto the national scene in 1954 when Sen. Everett Dirksen recruited him to serve as special counsel to the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations in the ArmyMcCarthy Hearings, the first such proceedings ever to be televised nationwide (think of it as the Watergate Hearings of the ’50s). Over three months, characters like the big, redheaded Tennessean, the young Bobby Kennedy and the eloquent Bostonian Joe Welch entered the national conversation about red-baiting Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Jenkins left such a dramatic impression that he landed on the cover of Time Magazine and inspired L’il Abner cartoonist Al Capp to add a new character, fiery lawyer Y.Y. Cragnose, to the population of Dogpatch.

The practice Born in 1897, Ray Jen-

kins, like the Jenkins brothers, was the son of a country doctor. By the time he got his law license in 1919, he was already a veteran of both the U.S. Army and Navy, having interrupted his University of Tennessee law school career to serve under General Pershing in Texas during the Pancho Villa rebellion, and shortly thereafter enlisting in the Navy when World War I broke out. He participated in his first murder trial in Texas, representing himself and a friend after they were courtmartialed for shooting the company bully. He won acquittals, and said he learned a tactic he never forgot: “When a bully has been killed, prove enough on him and paint him so mean that the jury will want to dig him up and kill him again.� (from his memoir, “The Terror of Tellico Plains.�) A historical marker at his family home boasts that none of the 600 murder defendants he represented ever went to the electric chair. Jim MacDonald, who came into the firm during Ray Jenkins’ twilight years and assisted on Jenkins’ last jury trial, remembers him as “not only an irrepressible, dominating personality, but a hellacious lawyer. People did not give him credit for what a good lawyer he was.� MacDonald recalls two instances where Jenkins was right on the issues and

“One morning I get a call about 9 o’clock from Mr. Aubrey saying ‘Irishman, you need to go over to George Balitsaris’ court and get a case passed. I have an audience with the Pope in South Carolina.’ “So I hustle over there and the prosecutor, Jo Helm, isn’t inclined to postpone it again. “I ask what kind of case it is, and it’s a first-degree murder case. Holy crap! I’m panicked. I don’t know the client. “Then court opens, and Judge BalitFrancis saris looks at me and says, ‘Aubrey’s in South Carolina with the Pope. We’ll need to continue this case.’ “Mr. Aubrey got back a couple days later and gave me a rosary.� – Dennis Francis, partner, Jenkins & Jenkins, 1981-1989

Dressing as Santa “Ray Jenkins was my very best friend for many, many years, and I have the highest regard for him of anybody I’ve ever known except my father. “Something most people don’t realize was his generosity. Every December he’d take two weeks off and with the assistance of his wife and secretary, he’d get on the phone and solicit the people of Knoxville for the Empty Stocking Fund. “As a lawyer, your time is your stock in trade, and it takes a big heart to do something like that. On Christmas, he’d dress up as Santa Claus and pay my family a visit with a gift for each of my children. He’d tell them stories about what was going on at the North Pole, and he was a great storyteller. “One year, my daughter Carolyn came to me and said, ‘Daddy is Mr. Jenkins going to come back on Easter?’� – Paul Dunn, partner, Jenkins & Jenkins 1964-1995

Defining failure “Aubrey regarded a trial as a failure of pre-trial negotiations.� – Jim MacDonald, partner, Jenkins & Jenkins, 1974-1995 everybody else was wrong. “He had unparalleled instincts for when to do things and when not to do things in a trial. I got to know him far after his prime and he was still better than all the rest of us.�

The last trial Of that last trial, MacDonald says, “We were very

anxious to find out if there were any eyewitnesses, and Ray managed to get one of the state’s witnesses on the stand at the preliminary hearing. “I came back laughing at how he’d bulldozed his way over objections of the attorney general and convinced the judge he should be entitled to put on his case.�




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Charlie High Martin and Tennessee Tech showed interest. None of those had a place in his dream. I remember when a Kentucky fan, hooked on faulty facts, said Charlie High might be the most underrated prep quarterback in America. The guy thought High was 6-2. He isn’t. He is 5-11 and

The felines among us And among the nations the remnant of Jacob, surrounded by many people, shall be like a lion among the animals of the forest, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep, which, when it goes through, treads down and tears in pieces, with no one to deliver. (Micah 5: 8 NRSV)

My curiosity sent me to my biblical maps to find out just where Noah’s ark presumably landed, because there must have been cats aboard, right? Lions, leopards, tigers? The Bible does not Mount Ararat is located mention cats. in Turkey, just across the No cats. At all. Armenian border, at the Cross Currents Kitty-cats are nowhere juncture of Europe, Asia to be found in Scripture. and relatively close to Lynn (Believe me; I have Africa. How convenient Hutton searched!) Tigers are left for Noah, when it was time out as well, presumably to disembark, and send all because they were not those critters on their way native to the Middle East. those magnificent animals). home! To be fair, dogs also get There are a few mentions of One of my favorite a bum rap in the Bible. scenes in the 1966 movie lions and lionesses, usually symbolizing the destroyer They are mentioned only “The Bible” (produced by Dino De Laurentiis and (not a flattering picture of with derision.

seven/eighths without socks. He was 176 last season. He is now 190. When he takes a deep breath, he is six feet tall. College coaches prefer Peyton Manning-sized quarterbacks who can see over large linemen. High must move his feet and find ways to look around them. Condredge Holloway became a Tennessee legend without being very tall. Perhaps you have heard of Doug Flutie. Sonny Jurgensen, 5-11, is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Drew Brees is the best six-footer currently conducting business in the NFL. Before him were Fran Tarkenton, Len Dawson and Joe Theismann. All are exceptions to the tallness rule. But wait, wait, you say,

the game has changed so much and those famous names were very athletic, nifty scramblers with power arms. Here High takes another hit. He is accused of being a “system” quarterback. We are told his very bright coach, Rusty Bradley, and the school team made Charlie a winner instead of the other way around. Three excellent receivers – Davis Howell, Josh Smith and Franklin Murchison – made it happen. Few mention High’s strengths, football instincts, poise under duress, terrific touch, amazing accuracy. Can he deliver peak performance under pressure? Check his numbers in state playoff games. Walk-ons who come to Tennessee with minimum

encouragement, work like heck and eventually contribute earn my lasting respect. Walk-ons who climb far above expectations, crash the starting lineup and win scholarships become treasured success stories. Think Tim Townes, Jeff Powell, Alan Duncan, Steve Robinson and the Sullins twins, Cody and Cory. Walk-ons who defy limitations and just keep pushing, up and up, until they become leaders of men – captains Mike LaSorsa, J.J. McCleskey, Nick Reveiz – are unforgettable! Charlie High is a Volunteer because he really, really wants to be. That is my best reason to cheer.

directed by John Huston) is when Noah’s wife demands of her husband, “How are we going to feed all these lions and tigers?” Noah (played by Huston himself) calmly replies, “Well, they are just great cats!” as he sets down a bowl of milk before the beasts. My husband’s cat (aptly named Kitty Kat) arrived on the scene by misfortune. Or perhaps I should say, more accurately, by Providence. She was a tiny kitten, not old enough to be weaned, when someone heartlessly set her out beside the road near Lewis’ house. He found her, and rescued her (or she rescued him, because until her arrival he was alone and lonely).

He took her in, fed her with a medicine dropper, and she became his constant companion, his familiar, his friend. She has expressive green eyes, and black, black fur, with about six white hairs on the scruff of her neck. She is, quite simply, elegant. I remind her frequently that if she had lived in ancient Egypt, she would have been considered a goddess. I am convinced she is pleased by that news. She loves me and has accepted me graciously, but she is still Lewis’ cat, and he is her person. She goes to his office with him every day, and has two perches there: one on a table at the end of his desk, and the other on a

chair beside a windowed door where she can survey her domain. I found some feathers scattered across the parking lot the other day, and realized that Kitty Kat, like every feline, is at heart a predator, no matter how domesticated. I am grateful she did not feel the need to share her prey with me. I like birds as long as there is glass between me and their beaks and claws, and even a feather gives me the shivers. I am grateful Kitty Kat permits me to live in her house, and that she graciously allows me to love her person. But I should expect no less. She is, after all, a lady.

Rockin’ the Kingdom at St. Mark

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WORSHIP NOTES Community Services ■ Catholic Charities offers counseling for those with emotional issues who may not be physically able to come to the office for therapy. All information is completely confidential. Call 1-877790-6369. Nonemergency calls only. Info: ■ Bookwalter UMC offers One Harvest Food Ministries to the community. Info and menu: oneharvest/index.html or 689-3349, 9 a.m.-noon weekdays. ■ First Farragut UMC, 12733 Kingston Pike, will sponsor a Moble Pantry food giveaway in its sanctuary Saturday, Aug. 10, beginning at 9 a.m. Any area residents who are in need of help are encouraged to come to the church to receive food. Used children’s clothing, in good condition, and school supplies will also be distributed.


Lindsey Stinnett looks on as Audrey Palladino balances a tiny bird on her finger during science play at “Kingdom Rock” VBS. Photos by Wendy Smith

By Wendy Smith

Jimmy Sunkes directs Noah Graybeal as he tries to hit a ball while blindfolded at St. Mark United Methodist Church’s VBS.

St. Mark United Methodist Church in Rocky Hill hosted “Kingdom Rock,” a week-long Vacation Bible School that culminated

■ The Gibbs High Class of 1993 20-year reunion will be held Saturday, July 27, on the Volunteer Princess Yacht, 956 Volunteer Landing Lane. The cruise will be 7-9 p.m., with boarding to begin at 6:30. The price is $44 for one ticket or $88 for two tickets and includes meal, music, tax and a keepsake photo. The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, July 22. Info or tickets: Tiffany Peterson Baker, 925-4280 or

with a kid-centric worship service on Sunday. The VBS featured promi- ■ Telephone Operator Reunion will be held at noon nent royalty from the Bible, Saturday, July 27, at CWA like King David and Queen Union Hall on Elm Street. Esther, and castle-themed Cost: $15. Send check to: Shadécor throughout the ron Courtney, 1905 Woodrow church. Activities included Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. games, crafts, Bible stories Info: 688-7703. and even science experi■ Central High School Class of ments. 1944 will hold its annual reThe entire church famunion at noon Thursday, Aug. ily pulled together to sup15, at Beaver Brook Country port VBS, said director Kim Club. Cost is $15 per person. Sunkes, and the investment Info: J.C. Tumblin, 687-1948. of time paid off. ■ Central High School Class “It reaches out to kids of 1948 will hold its 65-year and teaches them about the reunion 11 a.m. Saturday, July love of God in a place where 27, at Beaver Brook Country they’re safe, secure and Club. Fellowship begins at 11 loved.” a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Info: Mary Frances Tucker, 539-6242 or mfgvt2@

Wesley Graybeal, Nathan Russell and Maxwell Collins listen as Jennifer Alldredge tells the story of Nehemiah, cupbearer to the King of Persia.

■ First Lutheran School, 1207 N. Broadway, will hold an alumni reunion and open house 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Alumni are asked to email copies of

any pictures, especially baby pictures, to RSVP by July 22 to 300-1239 or 5240308. At the same time and place, parents interested in enrolling their children age 2 through 8th grade for the fall term are invited to the open house to speak with those who have attended the school. Tours will also be available. ■ Carter High School Class of 1958 will hold a reunion 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Carter Center, 9036 Asheville Highway. Cost: $25 per person includes buffet dinner. Registration forms are in the mail. Deadline for registration: July 31. Info: Barbara, 933-1236. ■ Standard Knitting Mill will hold its annual reunion 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the John T. O’Connor Senior Center. Any employee or their survivors are welcome. Food donations are accepted but are limited to finger foods. Refreshments will be served. Info: J.T., 523-5463. ■ Central High School Class of 1993 will hold its 20-year reunion Saturday, Aug. 10, at Cocoa Moon. Info: Christi Courtney Fields, 719-5099 or ■ Wilkerson family reunion will be held 1-5 p.m. at Big Ridge State Park Recreation Hall Sunday, Aug. 11. Bring a covered dish.

BEARDEN Shopper news • JULY 22, 2013 • A-7

Mental health system frustrates families Last week’s Knox County Public Library’s “Books Sandwiched In” forum turned into a personal and emotional discussion when audience members shared stories of trying to help mentally ill family members.

Wendy Smith Dr. Cliff Tennison discussed the inadequacies of mental health care at last week’s “Books Dr. Cliff Tennison, chief Sandwiched In” forum. clinical officer at the Helen Ross McNabb Center, is also a community mental health advocate and a Knox which are not equipped to County Jail consultant. He treat them. He brought up several discussed “Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s problems with the current Mental Health Madness” by system of mental health care, many of which were enPete Earley. The “hospital without countered by Earley when he walls” that was envisioned sought treatment for his son. Lack of inter-agency colwhen mental health patients were deinstitutional- laboration hampers mental ized in the past few decades health patients, Tennison has never been realized, says. Archaic involuntary Tennison said. Instead, the commitment laws that are mentally ill have been trans- inconsistent with clinical ferred to jails and hospitals, data are also problematic.

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, second from left, was treated to a home-cooked meal prepared by Haslam Scholars. Hosts included program assistant director Sylvia Turner, Chris Ludtka, Evan Ford, R.J. Vogt and Andrea Richardson. Photo by Wendy Smith

“Health care workers need leverage to be able to treat patients who don’t want it – before they hurt themselves or someone else.” More medically supported residential treatment centers are needed, he says. “I’m not just talking about Lakeshore. I’m talking about all over the country.” Knoxville is poised to

make a change for the better. KPD officers receive crisis intervention training, which allows them to see people with mental illness differently, he says. He is also optimistic that a muchdiscussed Safety Center will eventually be built. Tennison recommends slow, graceful change and encouraging the community

to get to know people with mental illness as the recipe for change. One mother who is seeking treatment for her son responded with frustration over the slow pace of the Safety Center. “We’ve been going slow and being graceful for too long. How do we make it happen now?”

Table time with the mayor

A handful of Haslam Scholars got out of the classroom and into the kitchen in order to fix dinner for Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero last week. But they don’t have their noses in books this summer. Real life is their classroom. The scholars live at 4 Market Square while participating in a summer internship. R. J. Vogt works with Redeeming Hope Ministries; Andrea Richardson works with the Volunteer Ministry Center; Chris Ludtka works with the public defender’s office, and Evan Ford works with the University-Assisted Community School at Pond Gap Elementary School. Chicken Florentine was on the menu for Rogero. The scholars traditionally invite a public figure for dinner as part of the internship, says Sylvia Turner, assistant director with the Chancellor’s Honors and Haslam Scholars program. Fifteen Haslam Scholars are selected each year for a 28-hour program that emphasizes leadership.

Auditions open for performance ministry By Anne Hart “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” –Matthew, Chapter 25 When a call goes out for talented performers to audition, the quality of the talent is most often all that matters. A call has gone out locally for talented performers to audition during the month of August, but this time there’s an additional requirement: the performers have to be not only willing, but actually happy about performing in jails, at homeless shelters and at other locations where those who have been called “the hidden” of society are located. And that requires a special sort of person. Dr. Jill Lagerberg, who heads up the Knoxville Christian Arts Ministry (KnoxCAM) under the aegis of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, puts it this way: “We are looking for people who want to use their gifts in a Christian ministry to proclaim the gospel in a way that draws attention to the Glory of God and not to ourselves.” It’s an important distinction. In addition to jails and homeless shelters, performers will meet with elderly people and those who have been abused or are ill. It is not always easy for some. But for others, it is just plain joyous. The audiences are always grateful, Lagerberg says.

Dr. Jill Lagerberg conducts the Knoxville Christian Arts Ministry orchestra and choir in a May performance at the Knox County Jail’s Exodus Pad. Photos by Pete Garza One thank-you letter an inmate sent after a KnoxCAM performance at a prison stated, “You are the only visitors a lot of these guys ever get … we felt loved and respected, not hated and despised.” That same letter ended with a cheery note to the performers: “May God bless your socks off.” In less than five years, the very special ministry of KnoxCAM has expanded to include 80 members from 30 different congregations representing 11 denominations in the Knoxville area. Members range in age from 16 to 83 and are singers, instrumentalists, actors, dancers and hand bell ringers. Several family groups are involved. “We are intentionally multi-generational,” Lagerberg says. “We feel like it’s good for the people to whom we minister to see people of

all ages and all walks of life come together to proclaim the gospel of Christ. Teenagers and octogenarians learn from each other and are inspired by each other.” The ministry is expanding as a result of requests from those it serves. “The prison chaplains and other folks associated with the prisons are asking if we can’t go into more of them and maybe even form smaller individual groups that will go into cellblocks.” That will require considerably more people. Lagerberg says while the full orchestra performed nine concerts last year, some of the other groups in combination performed many more times. “We need to double cast a lot of things we do. For instance, if someone in the drama group gets sick, we need to have someone who

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Dr. Bill Burkhart, percussionist, performs at the May concert.

Actors Caleb Leach and Coke Morgan take to the stage as part of the KnoxCAM prison ministry.

Dancer Leah Girbert performs at the Knox County Jail. can step up into that spot. We would like to be able to do that with all of our groups so we can take on more without putting too much on any one individual.”

Lagerberg says the generous “umbrella” support of Cedar Springs Church has made it possible to provide the performances at no charge throughout East Tennessee.“We understand that not everyone feels able to go to a jail, and we feel

very grateful for those who do feel called to minister in this way.” Auditions will be by appointment only. Those interested in auditioning are asked to call Jill Lagerberg at 291-5218. Info: www.


A-8 • JULY 22, 2013 • BEARDEN Shopper news

Next year … We’re recruiting now for interns for the summer of 2014. If you know a youngster who will be in 8th grade this fall (a rising freshman next summer), please email or call Sara Barrett at or 342-6616. There’s no charge and no pay.

The interns enjoyed singing and laughing with their hosts at Ciderville. Wrapping up the day together are: (front) Lindsey Sanders, David West, Jake Mabe; (back) Jackson Brantley, Gibson Calfee, Paul Brooks, Madeline Lonas, Sammy Sawyer, Bo Pierce, Eddie Beaver, Joshua Mode, Zoe Risley, Jodi Harbin and Mitchell Zavadil. Photo by Ruth White

Local flavor: milk, music and more Week seven with the interns By Sara Barrett Zoe Risley, Lindsey Sanders and (standing) Madeline Lonas dressed up with festive hats to enjoy lunch at Lulu’s Tea Room.

Last week’s meeting of the Shopper interns was bittersweet. Fun was had by all, but sadly, it was the group’s last trip of the summer. A tour of Broadacres Dairy

gave the group a look at Weigel’s process for making its famous milk, and lunch at Lulu’s gave the interns a chance to play dress-up while enjoying delicious teatime fare. Finally, a trip to Ciderville

music store showed the lighter side of local history with stories of Cas Walker, hunting dogs and Barney Fife’s bullet with a few banjo-led jam sessions thrown in for good measure.

The Shopper-News staff is already looking forward to next summer’s activities, and the interns must have enjoyed it, too, because most were asking to return for a second summer!

Sittin’ a spell at Ciderville The interns had no idea why we stopped at an old building on Clinton Highway, just over the Anderson County line, and why Barney Fife’s cruiser was parked out front. The folks at Ciderville quickly brought them up to speed (or confused them more) by pulling up chairs and breaking into song with store owner David West The mailbox at the Weigel’s offices are decorated with, what on banjo, Jodi Harbin on else, cows. Photo by Ruth White upright bass, Bo Pierce on the jug and Sammy Sawyer chiming in occasionally as his alter ego, Barney Fife. “You got any requests?” asked West. “If you do, write ’em on a $10 bill!” Customers attracted by the car and musicians drifted in off the street to join the mayhem. Even reporter Jake Mabe broke into song, channeling George Jones and Carl Butler. “That, my friends, is country music,” he told the interns. Most had just sunk down to sit on the floor. West told tales of local legend Cas Walker including one absolutely hilarious A photograph of Cas Walker with Dolly Parton story of cramming three musicians into the backseat of a car for a trip to Ken-

tucky. Up there he bought a coon dog. Guess where it rode on the way back? Yes, across their laps. Harbin talked about the personality of the store which has been open since 1958. “(If) you go to a lot of music stores, you’ll know this one’s unique,” she said. West and his friends The caption under this photo of Monroe Queener and David walked the interns next door West reads “TV stars.” to the barn where the walls are covered with more pictures of country music stars. A full stage is set up in front of dozens of folding chairs – each one signed by an artist who had performed there, including Kenny Chesney. Harbin said a Friday night get-together happens weekly. Videos of the original Cas Walker show are shown on a large TV before musicians play live bluegrass and country music. “It is a very family friendly show,” she said. Little kids are even invited to dance in front of the stage. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., movies are shown 7-8 p.m., and the music runs until 11 p.m. Info: 945-3595. And who knows? The next star you see there may be named Jake Mabe. Bo Pierce, aka Briscoe Darling Photo by Ruth White

Citizen’s arrest By Zoe Risley If you’ve ever seen “The Inside the Ciderville museum are folding chairs with the names Andy Griffith Show,” you of people who have entertained at the hall. One familiar name must remember the bum– Kenny Chesney. Photo by Ruth White bling deputy of Mayberry, Barney Fife. Last week the interns got to meet the closest to the real thing you’ll get in East Tennessee, Fife impersonator Sammy Sawyer. He met the group at Ciderville music store just By Zoe Risley off Clinton Highway. We Breathing fresh mountain air; singing songs around a campfire; making countless friendship bracelets. Sounds nice, right? By Paul Brooks Believe me, it is. I This summer began with was at The Mountain most of the interns (includRetreat and Learning ing this one) feeling a bit Center in Highlands, Shopper intern Zoe Risley nervous because we didn’t looks out over the Blue N.C., for two weeks. know what to expect. EagerMy time at camp was Ridge Mountains from Medness is the word that best deextremely enjoyable. I itation Rock. Photo submitted scribes the general feeling. participated in numerWhat would we do? Where ous workshops and eve- friends and relished the would we go? What would ning programs, which time each night when we learn? still left time for deli- we sang a song, the end We visited places that cious food and breath- of which goes “I will sometimes go unnoticed taking views. never forget you, never such as the statue of Alex I made many new forsake you.” Haley, the Weigel’s farm, and Chandler’s Restaurant.

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were also treated to many hilarious stories about regional (if not national) legend Cas Walker. It was a perfect example of those great moments where two generations come together for a good time. I found the experience very enriching and would recommend stopping by Ciderville for a good story and some fine Sammy Sawyer and intern Zoe Risley dance to good old impromptu music. country music.

My time as a Shopper intern We found ourselves eating in some of the best restaurants in town (let me just say: that was a favorite of mine!). We visited the places that represent our hometown like the Sunsphere, the City County Building and Neyland Stadium. We took loads of pictures. We had fun! We got to know each other. And, along Shopper intern Paul Brooks the way, we learned more commands the microphone about ourselves and our in Neyland Stadium’s press- surroundings and imroom. Photo by Laura Beeler proved our writing skills.

We will look back on the summer of 2013 with fond memories and will never forget the experiences we had as interns with the Shopper. We are very thankful for the help we received from Ms. Sara, Ms. Sandra, Ms. Ruth and all the other chaperones from the Shopper. It was an awesome experience! We highly recommend this internship to anyone. Take the opportunity. You won’t regret it!

BEARDEN Shopper news • JULY 22, 2013 • A-9

Shopper News Presents Miracle Makers

Jon Rysewyk: A culture of innovation By Sandra Clark We caught up for a phone interview with Dr. Jon Rysewyk, appointed last week as executive director of innovation and school improvement for Knox County Schools. OK. So what’s an executive director of innovation and school improvement? It sounds so Dr. Rysewyk pretentious that it’s hard to even type it out. Rysewyk, though, is anything but pretentious. And everyone we talked with gives him high marks and holds great hopes for his success with the new position. It was created by staff realignment, Dr. Jim McIntyre is careful to point out, and is not an additional employee at the central office. Rysewyk is a direct report to Assistant Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Alves.

Praise from Kincannon Indya Kincannon watched Rysewyk’s work as principal at Fulton High School, starting in 2008. “At Fulton JR went beyond just supporting teachers and students to giving them the means to become leaders themselves,” she wrote from vacation. “He is somehow firm, but self-effacing, smart and patient enough to build and sustain true grassroots reform. “He led FHS through a huge change in 2008, overcame fears and other obstacles. Then, once the initial reforms were in place, he wasn’t afraid to modify in response to ever-changing needs of students and growing expertise of teachers. “He’s a stand-up guy, good listener, true advocate for kids. I think his single best quality is the way he brings out the best in all the people around him.” Kincannon said Fulton is like an educational leadership machine these days, “and Jon’s leadership made that possible.” She mentioned Ryan Siebe, Katy Lutton, Jason Myers and Rob Speas as examples.

The job McIntyre says Rysewyk will be responsible for magnet and gifted programs, STEM, Career and Technical Education (CTE), instructional technology and personalized learning, charter schools and any state designated priority and focus schools. Rysewyk says developing leadership is easy when you start with great raw material. “The principal’s most important job is selecting the best human capital,” he said. “At Fulton (when he became principal) we had a complete restructure,” he said. “We talked about vision, about resources and about

Administrative changes Adam Parker, principal at A.L. Lotts Elementary School since 2011, has been promoted to supervisor of elementary education. He joins Donna Howard and Julie Thompson, reporting to executive director Nancy Parker Maland. Supervisor Susan Turner retired. Parker was principal at Gibbs Elementary during construction of the new school. He joined KCS in 1995 and has worked at Corryton, Powell, and Beaumont elementary schools. Cindy Bosse will replace Parker at A.L. Lotts. She has been principal at Sterchi Elementary since 2004. Bosse She joined KCS in 1993 and has taught at West Haven

alignment. The power to change really rests with those in day-to-day contact with the students. “We wrote job descriptions for empowerment with fair expectations for the faculty. There was a lot of diversity on our school leadership team, from new teachers to 20-year veterans. “We had a contract (for professional development) with Stanford, and we didn’t send the same five people over and over.” By the contract’s end, a third of the Fulton faculty had received training. Fulton High was aligned with four small learning communities within the school, based on the model also used at Hardin Valley Academy. That means a student taking the health sciences track, for example, would have core classes within that wing. Rather than history teachers gathering to discuss history, these teachers had common planning time that was used to discuss kids. Rysewyk reached out to the business community, collaborating with Tennova for health sciences. The team built on Fulton’s strength with a student-run radio station by creating a school of communications and expanding it to include graphics design, computer technology and business classes. Skilled professionals such as plumbers and electricians worked with other students. The programs launched in 2008 are still at Fulton today, but the school has become a countywide magnet.

Elementary, Cedar Bluff Middle and Farragut Primary schools. She was an assistant principal at Sarah Moore Greene. Christine Boring will replace Bosse at Sterchi. She has been an assistant principal at Karns Elementary since 2009. She joined KCS in 1995 as a kindergarten teacher at Ball Camp. She has taught at Hardin Boring Valley Elementary and has served as an instructional technology coach and systemwide elementary math coach. Cheryl Hickman, principal at Carter High School since 2001, replaces Dr. Jon Rysewyk Hickman as supervisor of secondary education. She will re-

His excitement shines through when he talks of the new CTE high school in collaboration with Pellissippi State University at Strawberry Plains. And he says the program there should not weaken the ongoing programs at Fulton. “It’s a different set of subjects,” he says, listing sustainable living, teacher prep and homeland security as CTE tracks. “We’ll have lots of fresh programming along with a mega-lab of cyber technology. “Knox County teachers will teach, but we will offer lots of opportunities for dual enrollment with Pellissippi, especially in the junior and senior years. “I’m excited about a lot of the programming, especially in math and science,” he said. “We’ve got some really advanced concepts. It’s not your old voc/ed school.” The school is open to all students, but enrollment may be limited initially.

The power of ‘tweaks’ Change is scary, Rysewyk says, but little tweaks are manageable. It became an inside joke at Fulton that he would start a staff meeting by suggesting a tweak or two. As the staff learned more, tweaks were necessary. For instance, in testing freshmen in his first year, Rysewyk discovered only 55 percent were on track to graduate from high school. After the freshman year, that number had risen to 88 percent, but after a semester in traditional classes for the sophomore year, the number had dropped back to 77 percent. “We didn’t rest on our first year

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port to Dr. Clifford Davis, executive director of secondary schools. She joined Knox County Schools in 1983 as an English teacher at Doyle High School. She was appointed an assistant principal at Carter High School in 1999. Ryan Siebe is the new principal of Carter High School, replacing Hickman. Siebe is currently an assistant principal at Austin-East Magnet High School where he has worked since 2011. He was a member of Siebe the inaugural class of the Principal Leadership Academy and was appointed an assistant principal at Fulton High School in 2008. He joined the Knox County Schools in 2000 as an English teacher at Powell Middle School. He has also served as an English teacher at Farragut High and an assistant principal at West High.

success, and we didn’t wait until year’s end to makes changes,” he says. The team chose to loop teachers for 9th and 10th graders so that kids had the same teacher for each subject each year. “Relationships are important,” he says, “especially for these kids in these grades. By the end of the sophomore year, if a kid has 15-16 credits, they have bought in. They’re on track to graduate. “You have to start with the end in mind – constantly monitor outcomes and data. That’s how to breed a culture of innovation and risk-taking.”

The man Jon Rysewyk is an Army brat with Knoxville as his first permanent home. He came here to attend UT and has stayed for 17 years. He has two daughters, ages 7 and 10, both students at Shannondale Elementary School, and the family attends Fellowship Church on Middlebrook Pike. He most recently served as supervisor of secondary education. He joined Knox County Schools in 2002 as a science teacher at Karns High School, after serving previously as a science teacher in the Roane County Schools. He was appointed as an assistant principal at Fulton in 2004 and as principal in 2008. Rysewyk holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee. He also holds an educational specialist degree from Tennessee Tech and a doctorate in educational administration from East Tennessee State University.

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A-10 • JULY 22, 2013 • BEARDEN Shopper news

Criminal cases just keep coming Knox County Criminal Court Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz praised members of West Knox Rotary for their good deeds when she spoke to the club last week. “You see a need and you help and I thank you for what you do in the community.”

Anne Hart Knox County Criminal Court Judge Mary Beth Leibowitz Leibowitz, a native of Knoxville and a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia and the University of Dayton School of Law in Dayton, Ohio, was appointed to the bench in 1989 after practicing law for 10 years. She was subsequently elected to office in 1990, 1998 and 2006. She is often in the news because of the nature of the cases she hears, many involving horrific crimes and a significant number involving defendants addicted to drugs. “Addicts will do anything for pills and meth, and everything in their lives is affected,” Leibowitz

said. “There are lots of good agencies dealing with the problem, but you can’t really do anything about it. Drugs are everywhere. Drugs are being sold on every tennis court in every subdivision all around you.” Leibowitz said she and her staff “deal with a lot of things that are tough. I’ve learned that if I can’t laugh I shouldn’t be in the place I am now.” She said sometimes she and her staff sing the upbeat song from the old Cas Walker TV show before entering the courtroom. “You just have to laugh sometimes or you’ll go crazy.” None of that is to say Lei-

bowitz doesn’t take her job very seriously. Her work ethic is legendary. The highly-respected jurist said she and her fellow Criminal Court judges, Steve Sword and Bob McGee, each have about 750 active cases on their dockets at all times. “So there is no way I can ever say I’ve finished my work,” she said. In answer to a question about the wisdom of having live cameras in the courtroom, Leibowitz said she thinks “it can be beneficial” to let the public see exactly what’s going on. And as for juries, she commented, “The best people in Knox County are the jurors who come in and sit down and listen and do their jobs.” She said jurors sometimes become friends. “One jury I know of even went to Dollywood (after the case had ended) so they could be together again.” Judge Leibowitz plans to retire from the court next year. “I’ll be the first Criminal Court judge to retire since 1982, and I’ve heard there are several good potential candidates.” The swearing in ceremony for her successor will be in September 2014.

HEALTH NOTES ■ A six-week grief support group will meet 2 p.m. Wednesdays, July 24-Aug. 28, at the Corryton Senior Center. Info: Sarah Wimmer, bereavement support at Amedisys Hospice, 689-7123. ■ Amedisys Hospice offers free adult grief support

groups at the following times and places: Newly bereaved support group meets 1:30 p.m. every third Monday at Panera Bread in Fountain City. On-going grief support group meets 6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday at Amedisys offices, 1420

Dutch Valley Road. Info: Sarah Wimmer, 689-7123. ■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support Group meets 5-6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday in the UT Hospice office at 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or reservation: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6279.


The Great Dane Rescue mascot gives Jason Baril a pat on the head at the annual Ogle Elrod and Baril free dog wash at the Food City in Hardin Valley. Among those volunteering at the event were members of the North Knoxville Young Marines unit – Jeffrey Grubbs in the back and Dylan Davidson in front – and Kabrina Brown, holding a puppy patiently awaiting its free bath.

A doggone good time! By Anne Hart If you have ever wondered how many different varieties of dogs there are, the free dog wash, sponsored by Ogle Elrod and Baril law firm at the Food City in Hardin Valley, would have been a good place to start your counting. From the regal Great Danes – as tall as ponies and as graceful as any ballerina – to little fellas small enough to curl up and nap inside a teacup, they were all lined up for a free bath. Every size, shape, color and breed imaginable was there. It was all to benefit the Great Dane rescue group called Dames for Danes, and it was a sight to behold. There were very large people with very tiny dogs and very tiny people with very large dogs. There was no figuring it. Sometimes opposites really do attract, but not always. We’ve all heard that dogs and their owners can start to look alike after a while. Here’s a bit of proof: There was one guy who looked as if he might be still in his hippie phase, with

long golden locks flowing over his shoulders. He was accompanied by his gorgeous dog of an unknown breed that had long, floppy ears covered with fluffy, golden, curly fur that matched its owner’s hair pretty much exactly. No kidding. While the two didn’t really look alike, their hair/ fur sure did. There were lots of little kids guiding pups on leashes who were a whole lot bigger than they were. All were well-mannered – the dogs and the children. The question is: who trained whom? Did those little-bitty children train those great big dogs, or vice versa? Dogs can be pretty doggone (oops!) smart you know. Everywhere you looked across one half of the huge parking lot there were dogs in some state of being attended to. A sea of volunteers – about 50 or so – wearing bright green T-shirts that read: “Turn your dirty dog into a tidy dog,” washed down mutts with suds and water. In no time at all, the washers were as wet as the “washees,”

especially when the washing was done and the dogs shook off all that water onto anyone within a few feet. The crowd seemed to get a kick out of watching a group of local TV and radio personalities and some pretty fancy downtown attorneys covered in soap suds and who knows what else. The dog washing wasn’t all that was going on. Tents were set up for such things as nail trims, rabies shots and micro-chipping by local veterinarians and their staffs, and volunteer groups offered information on pet adoptions. There was even a “kissing booth” where you could make a contribution and get a kiss from a real Great Dane. I’m not sure whether it was intended for dogs or people, but both four-legged and two-legged participants seemed to be enjoying it. Jason Baril says about $3,500 was raised from the owners of about 400 dogs for the Great Dane rescue group, and that plans are already underway for next year’s “even bigger and better” event.

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Ullrich is family business Ullrich Printing on Middlebrook Pike hosted a networking event for the Farragut West Knox Chamber. Jim and Flo Ullrich founded the company in 1979 in Bearden’s Western Plaza and moved the business downtown in 1984. The business traveled back west to its present location in 2005. A third generation, Jim and Flo’s grandson, Will Matthews, is now working for the company. From left are Jeannie Ullrich and husband, Peter; Flo and Jim Ullrich, Carol Ullrich Matthews and her son, Will Matthews, and Ann Ullrich Hilt. Photo by Anne Hart

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Kroger Pharmacy to Host Clinic for Shingles Vaccinations set for Thursday Zostavax Clinic for shingles vaccinations recommended to anyone over the age of 50 to help prevent the painful shingles skin disease will be held from

10a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday (July 24th) at the Kroger Pharmacy on Middlebrook Pike. The cost may be free for some insurances: Tricare/Express Scripts; Federal Employees; Kroger Employees. Please join us for free refreshments, blood-pressure screening, and make sure that you are up to date on your vaccinations. For more information, call 865-690-3386

UT Hospice orientation UT Hospice, serving patients and families in Knox and 15 surrounding counties, conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with the program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: Penny Sparks, 5446279.

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Why choose Webb? By Scott Hutchinson, Webb School President (above) Access to modern technology in the classroom promotes both creativity and collaboration in Webb’s Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. Webb’s iPad program is fully operational in grades 4-12. (left) At Webb, students work together and inspire each other to improve. The school provides numerous opportunities for students to participate in and practice teamwork in various milieus to strengthen students’ chances for success. (below) Webb families unite behind, and benefit from, a common mission. The experience enables our graduates to confidently meet the challenges of their college years and beyond.


chool choice is one of the single most important and impactful decisions that parents make in their lifetime. For most children between the ages of 5 and 18, the vast majority of their waking hours is spent in school or on school-related matters, outside the company of their Hutchinson parents. What young people learn about themselves and the world around them in those years – both inside and outside the classroom – dramatically affects critical elements of who they become later on in life. The significance and relevance of what they learn, the quality of both the adults and the peers with whom they interact, and the general culture of the environment are all at the heart of what shapes young minds and emerging character. School choice matters. All area schools have much to be proud of, as I am confident that important work is being done in every classroom, at every school. This article focuses on five general observations that empower Webb School to make a difference in a young person’s life. These five elements may not necessarily be unique to Webb, and might be true, in varying degrees, of other strong schools as well.

our core behavioral guidelines, Webb enhances its chances of having on-task, productive learning environments, and an appropriate culture of challenge and support for our students. Many would argue that the quality of peer interaction is the single largest factor in how a young person develops. Enrolling students who can benefit from and contribute to our school is a significant asset in creating a positive, successoriented climate and impacts the personal growth of each Webb student.

■ Third, Webb, and perhaps other ■ First, private schools have the area private schools and some area opportunity to collect families that public schools, is smaller, more fadeeply believe in, and are commit- miliar in nature than larger schools. Webb has 275 students in grades ted to and share, the mission of the K-5, 300 in grades 6-8, and 475 in school. grades 9-12. We have just over 100 teachers teaching just over 1,000 students. That is a very low student/ teacher ratio, and that ratio often contributes to significantly stronger and more positive interpersonal connections among classmates and teachers. Research shows that student behavior is more honorable, commitment to common values is deeper, and student outcomes are higher when students who work together know each other well as opposed ■ Second, Webb School and other to when students share space private schools have the ability to with others that they don’t know select students who can all benefit particularly well or at all. Those from, and contribute to, the life of student outcomes are also positively affected by strong relationships the school. between the students and their Webb certainly does not have teachers and coaches when the adults a monopoly on bright students in are genuinely engaged and involved Knoxville – there are hundreds with students beyond the classroom. of smart, well-behaved children ■ Fourth, as an independent throughout the local public school school, Webb experiences great system. But by being able to select only those students who we feel can do autonomy and flexibility in what we the academic work and can abide by teach and how we teach it. And in Webb’s case, they are willing to pay upwards of $16,000 per child, per year, to participate in that culture. The power within a school community in which all constituents strongly embrace a core set of beliefs is considerable and allows all energy and resources to be focused on student development. Additionally, that financial sacrifice a family makes often indicates an even higher degree of commitment to the mission and the school culture that supports that mission.

Webb has the ability to anticipate and adapt to world changes by adjusting our curriculum and our pedagogies in a timely fashion. A ship off course by even a few degrees at the start of a long journey ends up far away from its intended destination. Being able to make adjustments in a changing sea of knowledge is key to arriving in the right port. When valid and reliable studies come out identifying the best new ways to teach young people or the most relevant skill sets or knowledge base, if Webb is not already implementing those improvements, we can, and do, make adjustments in a timely manner.

■ Fifth, Webb School offers a comprehensive, sequential academic program from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

While there is a significant influx of new students in both sixth and ninth grades and the grade level size expands, the common threads of what we teach and how we teach carry seamlessly through the spectrum of grade levels. An advantage to having an entire school system on one campus and under a single administration is that it potentially reduces or eliminates redundancies and/or gaps in material and allows for a more coordinated and coherent school experience over time. Having one’s children immersed in a school environment with both high expectations and the resources and relationships to achieve those expectations is incredibly important. Webb School of Knoxville continues its long-standing and proud tradition of providing area families with that kind of educational experience.

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Dialectical behavior teaches Peninsula clients ways to navigate life stresses Kelli Gorghis, 34, traveled an emotionally bumpy road for much of her life. Childhood experiences and abuses during her growingup years resulted in a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and she was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She became dependent on alcohol to help her cope with her emotions, which were often out of control. “I had problems with my temper and outbursts of bad behavior,” she said. Gorghis’ alcohol abuse and unpredictable moods led to frequent fights with her husband. Last July, after a bout of drinking and a physical altercation with her husband, she lost custody of her three children, ages 15, 14 and 12. Gorghis had been in therapy for a couple of years, but still felt that “my emotions were controlling my mind.” In October 2012 she began a new journey when she became part of the first outpatient dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) group at Peninsula, a division of Parkwest Medical Center. “Dialectical behavior therapy, developed by Marsha Linehan, is a comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals suffering from borderline personality disorder,” said Daphne Crawford, LCSW, outpatient therapist at Peninsula. “It’s an evidenced-based therapy shown to be effective in reducing suicidal behavior, psychiatric hospitalization, treatment dropout, substance abuse, anger and interpersonal difficulties.” Crawford said DBT is also effective for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic depression, eating disorders, or those with self-injury or suicidal tendencies. “People’s temperaments vary,” Crawford explained. “Some people experience emotions more intensely, for a longer period of time, with a slow return to their ‘baseline’ emotional functioning. This becomes especially problematic when these individuals are exposed to an invalidating environment.

Kelli Gorghis “Women have a much higher prevalence of borderline personality disorder – about 75 percent when compared to men. There is also a high correlation between borderline personal disorder and sexual abuse and trauma in childhood.” Dialectical behavior therapy helps clients increase awareness of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors; accept reality; and learn new tools to manage emotions effectively in response to the stresses of daily living. “DBT is more structured in its approach than traditional therapy, and the therapist’s role is more egalitarian in the relationship with the client. DBT gives therapy a specific direction and a road map,” Crawford said. Clients identify “target behaviors,” track these behaviors daily with a “diary card,” and learn and practice specific behavior skills. DBT requires a time commitment from the client, who must undergo one-on-one therapy

and take part in weekly group sessions. New skills are presented in modules that focus on specific topics. For example, in the “emotion regulation” module, clients identify target behaviors that create pain and learn ways to deal with negative emotions. The “core mindfulness” module helps clients strengthen a sense of self and teaches techniques for addressing impulsive behaviors. Clients also learn “distress tolerance,” which helps them apply adaptive skills to manage crises effectively. “Interpersonal effectiveness” helps clients learn to ask for what they need in appropriate ways and how to say no when necessary. “In dialectical behavior therapy, clients learn to deal with the fundamental nature of reality,” Crawford said. “They learn emotion regulation skills and how to tolerate negative emotions.” She added that “You can’t ‘fail’ DBT,” because the therapy is customized to help patients succeed. For Kelli Gorghis, DBT made a big difference in stabilizing her moods. “DBT is retraining my brain to think a different way,” she said. “I have learned better ways to handle stress and how not to react to emotional feelings. I’ve learned to recognize the feelings and I remind myself that I have been there before. Now I know how to step back and get myself to a calm place. Before DBT, I didn’t know what to do.” She said DBT also has helped her stay sober. “I don’t feel like I have to have the (alcohol) ‘cope,’ ” she said. “I have learned self-soothing skills, and meditation and relaxation.” “It has helped me deal with my PTSD,” she

added. “I can’t change the past, but I also can’t blame others for my problems – I’ve learned ways to deal with them. I’m emotionally stronger and more stable.” Crawford agreed that Gorghis “has made significant progress in coping with powerful emotions without engaging in self-destructive behaviors, in reducing anger outbursts and impulsivity, and in improving relationships.” Gorghis says that although she has completed the skill modules, she plans to continue with the DBT group. “I want to re-take and review the modules, and get better at using the skills,” she said. That includes continuing to strengthen her family relationships. This past March, her youngest daughter was able to come back home, and she visits her other children regularly. “I am learning to be a much better mother,” she said. “I didn’t want my children to always be a ball of emotions.” She says she plans to pass along some of the skills she has learned in DBT – “It will help them deal with the things they face in their lives.” Kelli Gorghis has not only learned ways to help smooth out the road she is traveling, she’s looking ahead to help her children on their journeys as well. Peninsula currently offers two adult DBT groups and one adolescent DBT group, which includes the families or caregivers of teens. The groups are led by Daphne Crawford, LCSW, and Bethany Townsend, LMSW. Peninsula clients who are interested in DBT should speak with their providers about a referral. Clients who are new to Peninsula must request an intake evaluation, which can be scheduled by calling 865-970-9800.

“I can’t change the past, but I also can’t blame others for my problems – I’ve learned ways to deal with them.” – Kelli Gorghis

About dialectical behavior therapy Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to better treat borderline personality disorder. Since its development, it has also been used for the treatment of bipolar disorder, depression, substance use, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. DBT treatment is a cognitive-behavioral approach that emphasizes psychosocial aspects of treatment. The theory behind the approach is that some people are prone to react in a more intense and out-of-the-ordinary manner toward certain emotional situations such as those found in romantic, family and friend relationships. DBT theory suggests that some people’s arousal levels in these situations can increase more quickly than the average person’s, attain a higher level of emotional stimulation and take a significant amount of time to return to baseline levels. People who are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder sometimes experience extreme emotional swings

and seem to always be jumping from one crisis to another. Because such reactions are rarely understood by others, those experiencing the swings don’t have methods for coping with the intense surges of emotion. DBT teaches skills that will help in this task.

DBT is: ■ Support-oriented – DBT helps a person identify strengths and build on them in order to feel better about him/ herself and his/her life. ■ Cognitive-based – DBT helps identify thoughts, beliefs and assumptions that make life more difficult (e.g., “I have to be perfect at everything”), and helps people learn different ways of thinking to counter these messages. ■ Collaborative –DBT therapists work in partnership with clients to help them learn, apply and master DBT skills. For more information about Dialectical Behavior Therapy at Peninsula, call 865-970-9800.

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Distress Tolerance – Distress tolerance skills are a natural outgrowth of mindfulness skills. They deal with the ability to accept, in a non-evaluative and nonjudgmental way, both oneself and one’s current situation. Skills focus on tolerating and surviving crises and with accepting life as it is in the moment. Emotion Regulation – Persons with borderline personality disorder and suicidal individuals can be emotionally intense, frequently angry, intensely frustrated, depressed and anxious. DBT skills for emotion regulation include, among others: ■ Identifying and labeling emotions ■ Increasing mindfulness to current emotions ■ Reducing vulnerability to “emotion mind” ■ Identifying obstacles to changing emotions ■ Increasing positive emotional events Sources: with information from Wikipedia; SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices,

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HEALTH NOTES ■ A six-week grief support group will meet 2 p.m. Wednesdays, July 24-Aug. 28, at the Corryton Senior Center. Info: Sarah Wimmer, bereavement support at Amedisys Hospice, 689-7123.

Many adorable faces await you at Young-Williams Animal Center.

Just look at these gorgeous kittens. Photos by Carol Zinavage

The time is meow! By Carol Zinavage Here’s the good news: intake and euthanasia rates at Young-Williams Animal Center have been trending down ever so slightly for the past few years.

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The bad news is that those falling rates have mostly to do with dogs, and Young-Williams is currently overrun with cats and kittens. Since the first of July, they’ve taken in 347 of them. It’s summer, and felines are reproducing like crazy. “With kittens and cats,” says Amy Johnston, “we’re not making as big a dent.” Johnston, volunteer coordinator and director of outreach for Young-Williams, attributes the good news to the center’s spay/neuter initiative, begun in 2007. But,

A beautiful calico reaches for the camera as if to say “Choose me!”

she says, much more awareness and action is needed. “We can’t adopt our way out of this mess. Spay/neuter is the only way.” The statistics are mindblowing. An unspayed female cat, her mate and their offspring can produce 66,088 kittens in six years. The most humane solution is spay/neuter. Spay/neutered animals live longer, healthier lives. Behavioral problems are reduced or eliminated, and the animals are calmer, happier and more affectionate toward their owners. If you want to do the right thing by spay/neutering your pet or a stray, YoungWilliams Animal Center can help in every possible way. “Call us,” Johnston pleads. “If you’re feeding a stray cat and her kittens, it’s the best thing you can do for them. If you don’t have enough money to do so, we can help.” In addition to providing guidance for such services, the animal center also has a pet retention program. “The shelter is your last resort,” Johnston stresses.

“We are committed to helping families keep the pets they have.” There’s a pet pantry which offers pet food to qualifying families, and the Young-Williams website provides a link to the ASPCA’s chat line for behavioral issues. Johnson reiterates, “We’ll do anything – anything at all – to help.” Right now the YoungWilliams cats need homes, and I’m here to tell you that cats make wonderful pets. All my pets – four cats and one dog – are shelter animals, and my two cats from Young-Williams are the best I’ve ever had. There are several reasons for this. Young-Williams puts each animal through a screening process to make sure it has the potential to make a good pet. First behavioral, then medical assessments are made. The next step is encouraging human-animal bonding. Young-Williams has an extraordinary network of foster families and volunteers who give each animal individual attention and care. They’re the ones who teach the shelter pets to love us humans. And love us they do. How sweet it is to be greeted at the door after a long hard day by a beautiful creature that softly pads up to you and nuzzles your leg. Who makes you

laugh until you cry at her antics, and nestles in the crook of your back while you nap. Cynics will say, “They act that way because they know you’ll give them food.” So? Who cares? Besides, my cats can get at their food 24 hours a day; they don’t have to go the extra mile. Yet they do, every single day. Cats are clean and low maintenance. Unlike dogs, you can leave them alone for extended periods of time during the day. A sunny windowsill will keep them happy for hours. And as far as being a cat person or a dog person, well, you may be one or the other, but Amy Johnston concurs that it’s possible to be both. Right now adoption fees for cats and kittens are drastically reduced. Prices that normally start at $150 are now at $50 for a kitten, $25 for a cat, and $10 for a senior cat. And what a bargain those prices are! They include spay/neutering, microchipping, vaccines and a combo medical test. How about adopting a small companion who will give you much joy? Won’t you consider saving a life? For more info, call YoungWilliams Animal Center at 215-6599 or visit www. Send story suggestions to news@

■ Amedisys Hospice offers free adult grief support groups at the following times and places: Newly bereaved support group meets 1:30 p.m. every third Monday at Panera Bread in Fountain City. Ongoing grief support group meets 6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday at Amedisys offices, 1420 Dutch Valley Road. Info: Sarah Wimmer, 689-7123. ■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support Group meets 5-6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday in the UT Hospice office at 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or reservation: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6279. ■ UT Hospice, serving patients and families in Knox and 15 surrounding counties, conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with the program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: Penny Sparks, 544-6279.

Meet Hope Hope is an adorable 2-month-old short hair kitten available at YoungWilliams Animal Center on Division Street. Hope will be spayed, vaccinated and microchipped before going home with her forever family. Her adoption fee has been reduced to $50. Meet Hope and her friends at the Division Street location, or see other animals available at Young-Williams’ second location, 6400 Kingston Pike. Info: 215-6599 or

Won’t You Please Help? During July, Enrichment is collecting these much-needed items for area animal shelters and humane societies:

Make a monetary donation of at least $20 and get a special Dog Days t-shirt! 100% of proceeds will benefit Humane Society of TN Valley UÊYoung-Williams Animal Shelter Blount County Animal Shelter U Blount County Humane Society Loudon County Humane Society For complete details, call 865-482-0045 or 800-482-0049 or visit

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Tech camp at ESK The Episcopal School of Knoxville hosted three technology camps that featured Minecraft along with 3D printing and programming basics for close to 90 students. Pictured creating a file using 3D-design software are camper Zach White and counselor Sam Denton. Photo submitted

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Master puppeteer Kelley Blankenship goes over the basics of puppetry at a beginning class at Smart Toys and Books. Photos by Justin Acuff.

Sock it to us By Sherri Gardner Howell Socks were transformed, and stories unfolded on Saturday, July 13, at the beginner class in puppetry at Smart Toys and Books, 9700 Kingston Pike. Master puppeteer Kelley Blankenship led the class, which taught participants how to make sock puppets and use puppet-master skills like proper entrances and exits, lip synchronization, eye contact and more. Blankenship has worked for several years with the Sonlight Puppeteers ministry. To check out other classes at the store, visit the website at

Back to school vaccinations against meningitis, Tdap (whooping cough, tetanus and diptheria) and chicken pox are now available at all Kroger locations. In addition, special clinic events will be held noon-7 p.m. Friday, July 26 at Cedar Bluff and Seymour locations and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Powell and Harriman locations with refreshments and more. Certified pharmacists will be on hand to provide recommended vaccinations, and no appointment is necessary. Most insurance plans will be accepted.

Toms win championship The Knox Youth Sports little league Toms won the league championship over the Athletics by a score of 11-5. Pictured are (front) Chase Countiss, Ben Skvara, Ethan Morton, Alex Preston, Turley Wall, Will Eggleston, Matt Stanley; (back) coach Lawrence House, coach Jeff Wall, Jackson Snodgrass, Hudson Snyder, Hank Bertelkamp, Blaine Allen, and coach Mickey Snyder. Not pictured are Allan Bivens, Sadler Shymlock, Baker Whitfield, and coach Kelby Shymlock. Photo submitted

SPORTS NOTES ■ Fall League baseball signups for 4U14U teams or individuals will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, July 27 and Aug. 3, at Halls Community Park. Info: www.;; 9925504.

Janie, 7, and Anna Brice, 10, are ready to try out their sock puppets.

■ Hardin Valley Academy softball tryouts for high school players will be held 6 p.m. Monday, July 29, at the HVA softball field. ■ Tryouts for middle school players – upcoming 6th, 7th and 8th grade students zoned for HVA – will be 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 30.

Kelley Blankenship helps sisters Janie and Anna Brice create sock puppets.

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■ Tryouts for East Tennessee Lightning baseball 9U travel team for Spring 2014 will be held 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Halls Community Park Field #2. Info: 603-0067.

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2 LOTS side by side in 1995 2BR/2BA Horton. PYRENEES Puppies, Highland Memorial Gas FP, great raised w/sheep & West, $1100/both. cond! $11,500. Call goats, parents on 865-693-8534 865-719-9282. prem., 6 wks old, ready to go, $250. Greenwood Cemetery 1996 SINGLE-WIDE 865-475-7172 by Patriot 2 lots, # 1 & 2, Lot 3BR/1.5BA, great 191, Sec. 18, both SIBERIAN HUSKY neighborhood on Ri- AKC Pups, champion $3,195. 706-891-9788 fle Range Rd. New lines, shots, $600. app., new carpet & 865-256-2763 Real Estate Wanted 50 tile. New furnace. ***Web ID# 276613*** Reduced to $10,000. Call 414-1119. YORKIES AKC Reg. WE BUY HOUSES Fem. $350. 1st shots & Any Reason, Any Condition wormed. Also choc. & 865-548-8267 Trucking Opportunities 106 tan fem. $450. 8067 or 865-850-5513 Drivers: Home beautiful AKC Real Estate Service 53 Weekly! Pay up to YORKIES: quality Ch. li. pups. M $.40/mi. 70% D & H, & F. $350 & up. 86590% No Touch Prevent Foreclosure 591-7220; 865-463-0963 Freight. CBS/ DenFree Help ***Web ID# 277544*** tal/Vision/401k Class865-268-3888 A CDL, 6 Months Exp. Free Pets 145 877-704-3773 DRIVERS: Comm. Prop. - Rent 66 Make $63,000/yr or ADOPT! more, $2,500 Driver CA$H for your House! Looking for an addiReferral Bonus & Cash Offer in 24 Hours $1,200.00 tion to the family? Orientation 865-365-8888 Visit Young-Williams Completion Bonus! Animal Center, the CDL-A, OTR Exp. official shelter for Req'd. Call Now: Knoxville & 1-877-725-8241 Knox County. Apts - Furn or Unfrn 70

141 MALE ROOMMATE Dogs Needed to sub-rent a 2 BR apt., 4 miles from Bichon Frise puppies, UT. $393 + utilities. ACA reg., 1st shots Washer /dryer incl. & dewormed, $300. 423-276-8850. 865-577-3045 Apts - Furnished 72 WALBROOK STUDIOS

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BLUE HEELER Pups, 6 wks old, 1 F, 3 M, all blue, out All sizes & prices. of working dogs, 865-675-7801 with tails, $150. 865494-8800 or 335-0504 SOLID BRAZILIAN ***Web ID# 276204*** cherry hardwood flooring, 2700 SF, BLUE TICK will divide. $2.90 Coon Hound puppies, SF. Call 843-727-1115 3 females, Ch. breed. $250 ea. 865-274-6379.

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25 1-3 60 7 $140 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Stv, Refrig, Basic FSBO: Fully Restored Cable. No Lse. Sequoyah Hills Townhouse! Ideal Location, Easy Living Near UT/Downtown. Houses - Unfurnished 74 BOSTON TERRIERS, Machinery-Equip. 193 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 1600 4 fem., 2 males. sqft. Private patio BRICK COTTAGE on Shots & wormed. TOYOTA FORKLIFT areas (front & rear), 4 acres 1 mi. from $250 ea. 423-437-7768 3000, air tires, LP, side wood floor, new kitchen I-75 at Emory Rd., shift, ready to work. w/maple cabinets, SS 2 BR, 1 BA, garage ENGLISH BULLDOG $3200. 865-216-5387 appliances, new tile, in bsmt, $650/mo. PUPS, AKC, vet pass-thru to DR all 1st & last mos. rent. checked, 1st shots, custom. Pella windows/ 865-356-6509 $1,500. 423-519-0647 Shop Tools-Engines 194 doors. Kohler toilets and fixtures. New HALLS, Soloman Pl., ***Web ID# 277811*** 3 BR 2 ba brick, no German gas furnace and Shepherd GENERAC Portable pets, cred. chk. $875 A/C. Washer/dryer. puppies, CKC, $250- generator, 8,000 run+ DD. 865-661-7576 Wood-burning FP. $350. 1st shots & ning watts, 13 hrs Built-in media unit. dewormed. 865-577-3045 $800. Craftsman 10" Reduced @ $215,000. LENOIR CITY, 4 mi. belt driven table saw from Farragut, 3 BR 865-384-4324 GERMAN Shepherd $200. 865-288-7778 2 BA nice duplex pups AKC, 2 M, 1 F, w/garage. County European bloodlines Generator, Northstar setting, conv. location $350. 865-456-4182 Residence Lots 44 8000 Pro Series, 13 $895. 865-388-0610 ***Web ID# 276974*** HP Honda, never used, $1,000. 865-453-3945 APPROX. 1 1/3 Acres Goldendoodle Puppies, partially wooded, at black, F1, CKC, health Exit 407, paved guar., vet ck'd, $550. Music Instruments 198 roads on 3 sides, Ready to go! city water, beauti931-528-2690; 931-261-4123 ful view of mtns., Fine Upright piano, 285' road frontage GOLDENDOODLE solid sound board, STOP...making the facing Klondite Cr. PUPPIES same length as that 865-689-4688. Ready July 27 landlord rich!! 100% of baby grand. Price Call 423-319-9923 negot. 865-637-1087 financing is available GRAINGER CO., 1 with Tennessee Home ***Web ID# 277428*** acre, level, 2 car Mortgage Inc. Havenese, AKC, ch Household Furn. 204 garage, city water. (nmls # 151387). lines, Hungarian & Czeh $25,500. 865-687-0877 Call 865-984-5350 for puppies & young adults, hypo allergenic, New Memory Foam details. w.a.c. shedding, $600 with gel, queen size, Lakefront Property 47 WEST NEAR O.R. & non Reg. $1099, sale $799. up. 865-296-4546 Turkey Crk, 3 BR, 2 ***Web ID# 276352*** We also have mattress STUNNING LAKE sets starting at $225 1/2 BA, FR w/fpl, FRONT HOME wetbar, 2 c. gar. JACK RUSSELL Male. a set. 865-805-3058. with Dock on 8 wks, NKC Reg. 1st $1,050/mo 865-679-1616 Melton Hill Lake. shots & wormed. $250. SOLID OAK table w/6 This 3BR/2BA home 865-680-9738; 423-333-1223 chairs, 1 extra leaf, is surrounded on over Condo Rentals 76 Labradoodle Puppies, very gd cond. $325. two wooded acres 865-851-8719; nt 705-0747 CKC Reg. cream with unbelieveable NEW CONDO. 2 BR, color, M & F, $1000. Lake Views. For Sale 2BA, 1 car garage, no 423-312-7331 By Owner - $649,000 Household Appliances 204a pets. $775/mo. $700 dep. ***Web ID# 278607*** Call 865-748-9078 for Showing. Pembroke Welsh Corgis Dave 388-3232 AKC, 8 wks old. $500. Reds & black & tans. Cemetery Lots 49 423-365-4558; 423-718-0695 NORTHEAST ***Web ID# 276964*** KNOXVILLE 1 CRYPT in Christus Garden, Highland Murphy Road, 2 BR, 2 Memorial Cemetery BA, 2 car gar., very nice. $900 month. Row 23 Crypt A, 865-604-1322. $4,000. 865-691-9895 2001 E. Magnolia Ave.


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HOSPITAL BED, 1999 Seabreeze motor A BETTER CASH HONDA CIVIC LX 2005, elec., with pull up home, 33', new ACs, OFFER for junk cars, 73K mi., 6 spd., Fla. bar, exc cond., $300. new tires & brakes, trucks, vans, running car, 30-38 MPG Hwy. 865-577-3286 everything works $7499 obo. 239-200-5191 or not. 865-456-3500 great, 48K mi, ***Web ID# 272932*** ready to go. $22,000 Utility Trailers 255 LEXUS RX330 2004, Boats Motors 232 obo. 865-566-4102 many new parts, HEAVY DUTY folding 4x6 TILT TRAILER drives like a dream, 17' BASS Tracker, tilt tow bar, Falcon take $13,500 obo w/2 seater go-kart, & trim, 3 fish finders, 5250, $150. Call 865($18,000 invested). $750. GPS, stainless prop, 693-8534 865-250-5531 Call 865-640-5144 40 HP Evinrude motor + 6 HP Evinrude 5'X8' W/RAMP, 2010 MERCEDES 1991 560 troll motor & elec. SEL, Blk. Runs exmodel, 12" tires, 1650 troll motor, new tires, c., Fully equip. lb. capacity, like new $4500. 865-919-4082 $3400. 865-523-0582; $550. 865-687-3084 865-566-5209 18' BOWRIDER SeaDoo, Enclosed Trailer, twin eng.; fun boat; 5x8x5, loaded w/good VW JETTA LTD 2006, solid trlr / hull; LANDAU 2001, 35', 2.0T, silver, black flea market stuff, 47K V10, 2 slides, $2900. 865-250-8079 $1100. 865-640-5144 lthr, airbags front & auto. levelers, side, heated seats, camera, generator, 2009 Tracker Deep V sat. radio/MP3, anti loaded, elderly owned Trucks Pro 16', 40 HP Merc., 257 theft, front & rear $35K. 423-745-2143 troll mtr, 2 depth/fish AC, alloy whls, new finders, live well, trlr tires, exc cond, $8,750 w/cover. sell $8400. new MONACO DIPLOMAT Dodge 1/2 ton PU obo. 865-924-0791 1992, SB, 78K mi, 2001, 38', 330 Cum$15,000. 865-771-1399 cold AC, white, mins, 2 slides, 2 ***Web ID# 276283*** $2500. 865-661-1865 new TVs, new tires, 264 Reduced to $55,000. FORD F150 2007, AT, Sports BRYANT DECK Call 865-748-0129 for only 27,775 MI. AC, Boat 2005, model more information. MAZDA RX8 2006, 236, kept on lift, Xcab, clean, ***Web ID# 278247*** bedliner, LAMBODOORS, $20,000. 865-603-6825 $12,500. Price reduced. DETAILED & FAST! ***Web ID# 277233*** MONACO SIGNATURE 865-247-5534; 865-308-3313 $11,490/OBO. 45' 2005 Castle IV. 500 865-567-9249 KEY WEST 196 2007, center console, 150 HP Detroit diesel, Allison FORD F150 XLT 2005 transm., 12k gen., HP Yamaha, many Super Crew, 4 door, Domestic extras. $21,000. 865- Roadmaster chassis, 265 Grey, 5.4 V8, 56K mi, 4 slides, king sleep no. 603-6825 $15,250. 828-246-4908 ***Web ID# 277229*** bed, residential refrig., BUICK LUCERNE W/D, DW, Aqua Hot. CXL 2011, fully Reduced $25,000 to MAINSHIP 1987 Cabin loaded, lthr seats, 4 Wheel Drive 258 865-376-2443; Cruiser, 36', good $160,000. 10,300 mi., exc. cond. 865-466-0506. cond. Tellico Lake $27,500. 865-599-4835 WINNEBAGO BRAVE CHEVY 3500 Dually $19,500 obo. 865-207-1755. 2008, ext. cab, exc. CAMARO 1998, Z28 ***Web ID# 275889*** 1999, 43,872 mi, very cond., BMW 5th little usage. $18,500 Convertible, 33k mi, wheel hitch $28,000. SEA NYMPH 1990, 1 obo. 865-988-3490 showroom cond. 423-620-2199 owner, great shape, $11,500. 865-406-3388. 17 1/2 ft. Fish & Ski, 70HP Johnson out- Motorcycles 238 Antiques Classics 260 Ford Mustang GT board, Minn Kota Coupe 2006, 56K mi, trolling motor. New pristine cond., lthr GOLDWING TRIKE flooring, carpeting, T-BIRD Landeau int, lots of extras, 1989, GL1500, 74k 1966 & some seats. hardtop, restored, $17,500. 865-803-5557 mi., $14,900 obo. Comes with Yacht 428 eng., all new ***Web ID# 275728*** Call 865-988-3490. Club trailer. $3,900 parts, $9,500 obo. OBO. 865-456-0168 865-719-1333 MERC. TRACER 1997 Harley Davidson 2003 LS, AT, AC, great mpg, FLHTI Standard, CHEVROLET low mi, very nice loaded w/chrome, TRUCK Pro Street $2,650. 865-643-7103 extras & upgrades, You will love if you 1969, dark blue, all lowered, air shocks, like to W-Board, W-skate, tube chasis, 454 alarm, air horn, Roller motor, 9" Ford slalom, & barefooting. Rinehart Tru-Duals, Fencing 327 Orig. owner, strict w/4 link suspension, Harley radio + annual maint., kept top, all custom more. 43K mi. Must chop under roof w/cover leather int. New 20" FENCE WORK Instalsee to apprec. since day 1. Less than wheels on rear, 18's lation & repair. Free $12,000. 865-310-8850 600 hrs use. 1999 Malibu on front, Ready for est. 43 yrs exp! Call Sunsetter LXI. Off white H.D. SOFTAIL show or drive. 973-2626. & maroon, equipped Reduced to $25,000 DELUXE, 2006, w/tower, wedge, Sirrus OBO. 423-312-8256. 11,500 mi., Vance & radio, new swim platHines exhaust, quick ***Web ID# 273832*** Flooring 330 form, 2 extra jump release windshield, DODGE DART 1971, seats, cruise control. lots of chrome, like V8, AT, PS, PB, No dock rash. Exc. new. Asking $10,500. AC, low mi., rough. family boat. $19,900 423-333-7021 B.O. 865-363-3154 firm incl. orig. trlr. Exc. cond. Ron 865-856-7056 H.D. ULTRA Classic or 865-310-0521. Ltd 103, 2011, black, loaded w/all options, $3500. Does not run. MOHAWK NOVA Trip heated grips, Screamin Call 423-231-0444. Canoe 17 ft. 2013, 3 mo. Eagle pkg., w/cam, old, used only twice, True Duals Rhinehart no scratches in/out. exhaust, 1700 mi., like Imports 262 Royalex. Green. $800. new, $23,500 OBO. 865-548-3596 423-312-8256 A4 2008, black, ***Web ID# 273258*** ***Web ID# 273833*** AUDI AWD, selling close to loan value, negoReflex 250 Sumerset Houseboat Honda tiable. 865-228-8815 on Norris, Beach Island Scooter, clock, carrier, Marina. Extensive silver, 65 mpg Helmet. remodeling, slps 6, $2000 bo. 865-274-6418. Convertible, $4200. furn. & appls stay, Call 423-231-0444 TVA apprvd elec. HONDA SHADOW 750 2006. 3000 mi., garage burning toilet, no kept, windshield, sad- BMW 328i 1998, S/roof, pumping fees, elec lthr, htd seats, Exc. dle bags, eng. guard, & city water. $17,000. cond, great 1st car, pass. seat & cover. Call Joe 423-869-3915 $4750 obo. 865-680-3250. $5900. 865-458-5951 lve name & number ***Web ID# 276923*** HONDA XL600R BMW 328i Sedan 2009, ^ Dualsport 1986. 21K Campers 235 mi, new tires & 29,500 mi., exc. cond. CERAMIC TILE installation. Floors/ burg., 1 owner, ht'd chain, rebuilt carbs, walls/ repairs. 33 & pwr. seats, mn. rf. nice cond. 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CONTINUING The new Williams Family Giraffe Encounter at the Knoxville Zoo is open 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. daily (giraffes permitting). At the two-story-tall covered deck in the Grasslands Africa! area, guests can purchase a treat for $5 and feed it to the zoo’s giraffes: Jumbe, Patches and Lucille. Info: Adult fall league sports team registration through the city of Knoxville Parks and Recreation Department is now open. Deadline for softball is July 29; for kickball, Aug. 13; and for volleyball, Aug. 28. Register at the KPRD office, 917A E. Fifth Ave., and pay with cash, check or money order. Info: cokathletics. The 2013 Knoxville Film Festival, set for Sept. 19-22 at Downtown West, is accepting entries for the 7-Day Shootout through July 31, and the Student Film Competition through Sept. 1. Info: knoxvillefilmfestival. com. The 17th Master Woodworkers Show has issued a call for entries to craftspeople working within a 200-mile radius of Knoxville. Deadline for entries is Aug. 1. The biennial show will be Nov. 1-3 in downtown Knoxville. Entry fee is $65 for up to three works; additional works are $20 each. Download an application at or send SASE to 17th Master Woodworkers Show, 4132 Rocky Branch Road, Walland, TN 37886. DivorceCare is offered 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays

through Aug. 8 at Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike. Those interested may attend any or all sessions. Info: “Birds in Art,” an exhibit of paintings, sculptures and graphics celebrating the timeless appeal of birds, is at McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive, through Sunday, Aug. 18. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. A mini-exhibit of hand-colored prints of birds from Australia by 19th-century illustrator John Gould will complement “Birds in Art”; it will be on display through Jan. 5, 2014 “Of Sword and Pen,” an exhibit of regional artifacts and documents from the Civil War era, is on display at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St., through Sunday, Oct. 13. The center is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

MONDAY, JULY 22 Cassadee Pope, winner of last year’s “The Voice” on NBC, will perform at 8 p.m. at Cotton Eyed Joe, 11220 Outlet Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m. The concert is a benefit for Knox County’s Mobile Meals. Admission: $5. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, JULY 22-23 Knoxville Opera Chorus will hold auditions for tenors (paid positions) for the 2013-14 season 4-6 p.m. at the opera studio offices, 612 E. Depot Ave. Singers must have two prepared pieces in French and/or Italian and a resume detailing musical training and performance history. To schedule an audition or for more info, contact Don Townsend, dtownsend@knoxvilleopera. com or 599-7961.

MONDAY-FRIDAY, JULY 22-26 Flying Anvil Theatre will offer theater camp, for ages 11-17, focusing on improvisational acting 9 a.m.-3:30

p.m. at 1529 Downtown West Blvd. Instructors are working professionals. Info:

TUESDAY, JULY 23 The FARM Knoxville Farmers Market is open 3-6 p.m. in the parking lot of Ebenezer UMC, 1001 Ebenezer Road. The Dixie Lee Pinnacle Farmers Market is open 3-6 p.m. at Turkey Creek (across from the theater). “Jazz on the Square” will feature the Marble City 5 performing 8-10 p.m. at the Bill Lyons Pavilion on Market Square.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24 American Red Cross, 6921 Middlebrook Pike, offers weekly information sessions on nurse assistant, EKG and phlebotomy training 10-11 a.m. Info: 862-3508. The Knoxville Writers’ Group meets 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. Members will read from works in progress. All-inclusive lunch: $12. RSVP by July 22 to 983-3740. “That Vile Serpent, Brownlow! That Vain Historian, Ramsey!” will be the free brown-bag lecture at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Writer Dave Madden will give a dramatic reading taking on the persona of a character from his Civil War novel, “Sharpshooter,” and comparing Unionist newspaper editor Parson Brownlow with Confederate historian J.G.M. Ramsey. Sodas will be available. “Culture and Cookies” will mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War at 1:30 p.m. at Buckingham Retirement Community Clubhouse, 7303 Manderly Way. There will be a reading of “Some Personal Reflections of the Battle of Gettysburg,” written by the grandmother of Buckingham resident Dick Eckert; she was a teenager living in Gettysburg at the time of the battle. Civil War artifacts will be on display. The Great Open Jump, a fundraiser for Autism Speaks, will be 6-8 p.m. at Pump It Up, 6612 Deane Hill Drive. Minimum donation: $7.


ESTATE AUCTION Saturday, July 27 • Noon

Deborah Hill-Hobby 207-5587

AUCTIONEER’S NOTES: Upscale Townhome in the heart of Halls

Location, Location, Location in Halls 3BR/2BA, all brick, end unit with sunroom. Two level end unit, 3BR/2BA townhome, large living room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace, trey ceiling in dining room, vaulted ceiling in master on main. This property is ready to move into. Large sunroom, walk-in closets. All brick unit with 2-car garage. INSPECTION DATES are from July 1 until July 26. Home, lead base or any inspection must be completed prior to the live auction. Call for appointment. TERMS: 10% buyer’s premium down on real estate day of sale, balance at closing. DIRECTIONS: Maynardville Hwy to Ledgerwood Rd( beside Weigels) to right on Wallerton to 4342 Wallerton Ct.

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NORTH $92,900! – Conv. to UT & Downtown! PUD/Condo – 2BR/2 full BAs – both mstr suites & split BR plan. Eat-in kit w/pass-thru to great rm w/vaulted ceilings. Fresh paint & newer carpet, new roof in 2009. Laundry rm, patio. Situated on level lot. 1-car gar & extra parking pad. MLS #845192 HALLS! $124,900! Eligible for 100 % Financing! Approx 1314 SF, split level w/3BR/2 full BAs, great rm w/Berber carpet, kit w/Pergo-type flooring, formal DR, fenced backyard w/above-ground pool wi/extensive decking, stg buidling, bsmt w/2-car gar, nice lot w/mature trees. MLS # 852024

NORTHWEST! $189,900 – Conv to West Knoxville, Oak Ridge & Clinton! Mostly Brick, 1-level w/spacious & open floor plan, 3 lg BRs - split BR plan, huge great rm w/gas log FP, DR, eat-in kit w/breakfast bar, 9' ceilings, tray ceiling in mstr, 2 full BAs incl sep tub & shwr in mstr BA, Tile flrs in wet areas, stand-up crawl space w/overhead door, 2-car side entry gar. Gorgeous landscaped lot. MLS # 847046 FTN CITY! $109,900! Condo! 2BR/2 full BAs, 1348 SF + 2-car gar, extra-lg great rm w/FP, sep den or 3rd BR if you add a closet, DR opens to great rm, split BR plan for extra privacy, eat-in kit w/all appl incl trash compactor & refrig, laundry rm w/washer & dryer, sidewalks, walk to Adair Park! Great location conv to downtown & West Knoxville. MLS # 841188


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fellowship hall with fully equipped kitchen, handicap accessible, updated and well maintained throughout the entire

Contact Rhonda Vineyard 218-1117 or Alan Cottrell 218-5050 for financial opportunities to make this a new church home!

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This one has it all. 2900+ SF, 4BR/3BA, 2 master suites, bonus room, 1 master on main, large kitchen with all appliances, over-sized closets, 2-car garage with extra storage and work bench. Large deck, pool and fenced back yard for privacy. Hugh front porch with gorgeous views of 217 CHRISTINA House Mtn. HomeCIRCLE, is well DEERFIELD maintained and ready for you to move into! Convenient location. Dir: Emory Rd to right on Tazewell Pk to Right into Mountain Shadows to right on on Larvik Ct. For additional info contact Tammie Hill, Realty Executives Associates (865) 688-3232 or 256-3805 direct.

Tammie Hill 256-3805

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BEARDEN Shopper news • JULY 22, 2013 • B-5

The Orangery, 5412 Kingston Pike, will show director Elia Kazan’s “Wild River” at 7:30 p.m. as part of its free Summer Movie Series featuring films shot in the Knoxville area.

THURSDAY, JULY 25 Cruise Night, open to all makes, models, years and automobile-interest clubs, will be 6-9 p.m. at 6215 Riverview Crossing Drive (in front of the old Food Lion @ Asheville Highway). Free. Door prizes available. Info: 226-7272 (Jill or Blake) or 523-9334 (Josh or David).

THURSDAY-SATURDAY, JULY 25-27 Knoxville Children’s Theatre will present “Heidi” at 7 p.m. July 25-26 and 1 and 5 p.m. July 27 at the theater, 109 Churchwell Ave. The adaptation of the classic children’s book keeps the plot twists but transplants the action to East Tennessee. Tickets: $12 ($10 each for any adult/child entering together). Reservations: 5995284 or email

FRIDAY, JULY 26 The FARM Knoxville Farmers Market is open 3-6 p.m. at Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike.

SATURDAY, JULY 27 The 60th annual Karns Community Fair will start with a 5k race at 8 a.m. at Karns High School, 2710 Byington Solway Road, followed by a 9 a.m. parade (lineup begins at 8 a.m. at Ingles, 7466 Oak Ridge Highway). A farmers’ market and arts and crafts fair will begin at 10 a.m. inside the school. Race registration: Janice Smith, 405-5841. Parade info: Roger Kane, 405-5103. Booth space is available; call Melinda Barto, 679-0929, or download an application at karnsbusiness. com (look under Fair tab). Kidstuff Live, hosted by Sean McCollough, will be

at 10 a.m. at the Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St. The Hominy Mamas will perform on the show, broadcast on WDVX. Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble will hold auditions for new members of the ensemble at 12:30 p.m. at Dancers Studio, 4216 Sutherland Ave. Any Tennessee resident 8-14 is eligible to compete by presenting a one-minute original dance composition without music demonstrating modern dance and ballet techniques. Info: or call Irena Linn or Amy Renee Wilson, 584-9636. A Lego workshop will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. at the Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Geared toward children in grades K-8, the workshop will introduce kids to the art of competitive Lego building and is sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Fair, which will have a Lego Extravaganza on Sept. 7. Author Holly Jacobs will sign copies of her book “The Too Little Hero” 3-5 p.m. at Hastings, 501 N. Foothills Plaza Drive, Maryville.

which will have a Lego Extravaganza on Sept. 7. The FARM Knoxville Farmers Market is open 3-6 p.m. in the parking lot of Ebenezer UMC, 1001 Ebenezer Road. The Dixie Lee Pinnacle Farmers Market is open 3-6 p.m. at Turkey Creek (across from the theater). “Jazz on the Square” will feature the Marble City 5 performing 8-10 p.m. at the Bill Lyons Pavilion on Market Square.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31 American Red Cross, 6921 Middlebrook Pike, offers weekly information sessions on nurse assistant, EKG and phlebotomy training 10-11 a.m. Info: 862-3508. A Lego workshop will be held at 2 p.m. at the Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road. Geared toward children in grades K-8, the workshop will introduce kids to the art of competitive Lego building and is sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Fair, which will have a Lego Extravaganza on Sept. 7.



The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids will start at 8 a.m. at Pellissippi State Community College, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. Info/ registration:

The Knoxville Writers’ Guild will meet at 7 p.m. at Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Award-winning poets Marilyn Kallet and Keith Flynn will perform poetry from their latest books, “The Love That Moves Me” and “Colony Collapse Disorder,” respectively. $2 donation requested at the door.

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, JULY 29-31 Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave., will hold an Aquatic Adventures Camp for students about to enter kindergarten or 1st grade. Cost: $120 ($105 members). Register: Jennifer at

FRIDAY, AUG. 2 The Arts & Culture Alliance will host an opening reception for “From the Expansive to the Intricate” and a side-by-side exhibition of works by the Artists Association of Monroe County and young artists from VSA Arts Tennessee, 5-9 p.m. at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. “Expansive” features large and small-scale works by Kathy Holland and Althea Murphy-Price. Both exhibits will run through Aug. 30. Exhibit hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; expanded hours 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 3.

TUESDAY, JULY 30 A Lego workshop will be held at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. at the Karns Branch Library, 7516 Oak Ridge Highway. Geared toward children in grades K-8, the workshop will introduce kids to the art of competitive Lego building and is sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Fair,

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Experience Fort Sanders Center for Digestive Health Getting tested for digestive disorders may not be fun in anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s book, but at the Fort Sanders Center for Digestive Health, these procedures are as quick, comfortable and painless as possible. The Fort Sanders Center for Digestive Health is now open at 1819 Clinch Ave. in Knoxville. Adjacent to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, the beautiful 6,000-squarefoot outpatient Center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and treat a wide range of digestive disorders. The Center for Digestive Health specializes in gastrointestinal and colon cancer screenings. The facility is all digital, with high deďŹ nition, wider ďŹ eld of vision scopes that make diagnosis quicker and more accurate. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The HD images are so much crisper and allow us to visualize details in the colon better and see lesions more clearly,â&#x20AC;? explains gastroenterologist Dr. Robert Pollack. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like the difference between analog and high-def TV â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it makes a huge impact.â&#x20AC;? In addition to the technology, patients and families also enjoy the Centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spacious waiting room with beautiful mountain views. And the whole layout is designed with efďŹ ciency and comfort in mind. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a huge improvement in efďŹ ciency and ďŹ&#x201A;ow,â&#x20AC;? says Center manager Kelly Rogers, RN. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one-stop shopping for patients and their families. Everything is

to patients having bronchoscopies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The staff and physicians are excited for people to experience the expanded GI facilities at Fort Sanders Regional,â&#x20AC;? says Fort Sanders gastroenterologist Dr. Jeffrey Brown. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The upgrades and updates have enhanced the experience for patients.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a giant step forward,â&#x20AC;? agrees Dr. Pollack. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Patients will still have the same excellent GI care theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always received at Fort Sanders, but now it will be a totally new experience.â&#x20AC;?

The outpatient Fort Sanders Center for Digestive Health is designed to maximize patient comfort and convenience.

For more information about the Fort Sanders Center for Digestive Health, call 865-541-4280 or go to

The spacious family waiting room of the Fort Sanders Center for Digestive Health features mountain views.

conveniently located together in one spot.â&#x20AC;? The Center for Digestive Health includes three GI procedure rooms, as well as an eight-bay preprocedure area and six-bay recovery suite. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And when a procedure is complete, physicians meet with families in one of our private conference rooms,â&#x20AC;? says Rogers. After testing, patients go home

When â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Plop Plop Fizz Fizzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough

Everyone has occasional heartburn, bloating, diarrhea or constipation. But when those symptoms persist, they may be signs of signiďŹ cant digestive disease. Digestive diseases affect an estimated 70 million people in the United States each year, according to the National Institutes of Health. Two digestive diseases that are common in the United States are colon cancer and GERD, gastroesophageal reďŹ&#x201A;ux disease. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These two are among the most important to screen patients for,â&#x20AC;? says Fort Sanders gastroenterologist Dr. Muhammed Iqbal.

Colonoscopy guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends colonoscopy screening every 10 years, beginning at age 50 through age 75, as a way to prevent colorectal cancer. People at higher risk of developing colorectal cancer should begin screening at a younger age and be screened more frequently. Check with your physician about when to have a colonoscopy if you have a family history of colorectal disease.

the same day. Parking is easy with available valet parking or garage parking with direct elevator access to the Center. The previous Fort Sanders Endoscopy Lab, located inside Fort Sanders Regional, remains open, but will now focus on high risk gastrointestinal inpatient and outpatient procedures. The lab will continue to provide service

Colon Cancer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; screening is critical

Although itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s declining, colon cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Colon cancer deaths have decreased because there is effective screening and better treatments,â&#x20AC;? Dr. Iqbal explains. The gold standard for screening for colon cancer is a colonoscopy, a simple procedure that allows a physician to see inside a patientâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s colon and rectum. The test is offered at the new Fort Sanders Center for

pletely and safely removed during colonoscopy, therefore preventing cancer,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Iqbal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Colonoscopy saves lives.â&#x20AC;? Colonoscopy screening is recommended for everyone at age 50, and every 10 years after that if the test is normal. For people with family history of colon cancer, or patients who have had cancer themselves, earlier and more frequent screening is recommended.

Digestive Health located on Clinch Avenue in Knoxville. While the patient is under mild sedation, the physician inserts a thin, flexible, lighted tube into the rectum and colon. The tube uses air to temporarily inflate the colon, while the camera relays an image to a nearby computer screen. If there are any precancerous lesions called polyps in the intestine, they can be removed during the test. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Precancerous polyps can be com-

GERD â&#x20AC;&#x201C; There IS relief

The second most common digestive test is GERD screening. â&#x20AC;&#x153;GERD is gastroesophageal reflux disease,â&#x20AC;? says Dr. Iqbal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when the stomach contents back up into esophagus.â&#x20AC;? GERD doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t usually indicate a problem if it only occurs occasionally. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s persistent, if you have difficulty swallowing or if you have weight loss, it needs to be evaluated,â&#x20AC;? advises Dr. Iqbal. GERD can sometimes be a symptom of other conditions such as asthma, esophageal cancer

or a precancerous condition called Barrettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s esophagus. Men, especially Caucasian men, develop Barrettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s esophagus more often than other groups. This is when acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus, causing damage. Testing for GERD is done with an endoscope, a thin, flexible tube inserted down the mouth while the patient is under sedation. The tube has a small camera on it, giving the physician a view of the esophagus on a computer screen. Iqbal said any recurring

heartburn, belly pain, bloody stools or black stools and unexplained weight loss should be evaluated by a physician. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These are common problems that can often be treated very easily and effectively,â&#x20AC;? states Dr. Iqbal. For more information about the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disease, contact the Fort Sanders Center for Digestive Health at 865-541-4280 or go to


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