VOL. 7 NO. 38
IN THIS ISSUE Huber explains Westland Cove
Talent of West Knox band is less than subtle
Last week we wrote about the Emory Church Road area apartment and marina complex proposed by developer John Huber. Named Westland Cove, it would contain 12 apartment buildings, each four stories high, and a 75-boat marina. The MPC deferred rezoning until November to give Huber time to meet with neighbors. To kick start the conversation, we invited him to present the proposal here.
Subtle Clutch members Jonathan Bailey, Devin Badgett, Briston Maroney and Eli Fox perform at the Cook Loft on Gay Street. The young band, which has created a social media buzz, will open for Johanna Divine at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens. Photo by Wendy Smith
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Getting healthy For almost anything that ails you, there’s a natural remedy, according to Walt Cross of The Mustard Seed in Newport. Gargling with ground goldenseal root is a sure-fire cure for strep throat. Hand cream mixed with cayenne pepper is a good topical treatment for pain. And stress can be lessened by taking three tablespoons of flaxseed three times a day, he says.
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Tennova wins rezoning battle The pressure cooker has whistled on the stewing battle between Tennova and West Hills residents. Council voted 5-3-1 to rezone 60 acres of the 100-acre Waterhouse farm on Middlebrook Pike. West Hills’ own district council member, Duane Grieve, made the motion for rezoning, and Sandra Clark puts the vote into political context.
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Speak up or shut up Knox County Schools will hold a series of community meetings to learn what’s good, what’s not and what’s next for the school system. All are open and begin at 6 p.m.: Oct. 3 – South-Doyle Middle School (3900 Decatur Road): Oct. 7 – Carter Middle School (204 North Carter School Road) Oct. 15 – Farragut High School (11237 Kingston Pike) Oct. 21 – Karns High School (2710 Byington-Solway Road) Oct. 24 – Halls Elementary (7502 Andersonville Pike) Oct. 29 – Austin-East Magnet High School (2800 Martin L. King, Jr. Avenue) Child care and light refreshments will be provided. Info: knoxschools2020.org/.
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By Wendy Smith They may not be old enough to drive, but that won’t keep Devin Badgett, Jonathan Bailey, Eli Fox and Briston Maroney from their upcoming musical gigs. They make up the band Subtle Clutch. In spite of their youth – all are 14, except for Briston, who is 15 – the boys cause a stir wherever they play. It’s no wonder, since they perform with a passion and level of sophistication that doesn’t normally come along until adulthood. Jonathan plays the guitar and mandolin. Eli plays the banjo, dobro and harmonica. Devin plays the guitar and ukulele and shares vocal responsibilities with Briston, who also plays guitar. They are most easily classified as a blue-
grass band, but their repertoire includes covers of radio favorites like “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons and “Gone, Gone, Gone” by Phillip Phillips. The history of the band is, of course, brief. Devin, Eli and Briston have been friends since their middle school days at the Episcopal School of Knoxville. They performed together for the first time in April when Eli organized a fundraiser for WDVX as part of a school project. In June, while Briston was out of town, Eli’s friend Jonathan joined him and Devin for a street performance on Market Square. The boys made such an impression that they were asked to take the stage at the Kuumba Festival, which was happening the same
day. Jonathan has been part of the group since then. Their quick fingers belie their musical experience. Briston, who began strumming the guitar at age 6, has played the longest. Jonathan has played guitar for four years and the mandolin for two. Eli began picking the banjo two years ago, and Devin has played guitar for less than two years. Their music may be soulful, but if they’ve suffered, it’s mostly from hitting the books. All four attend private schools. Jonathan attends CAK; Eli attends Webb School of Knoxville, and Briston attends Knoxville Catholic High School. Devin attends McCallie School in Chattanooga. Their soulful sound comes from listening to other artists, Devin
admits. The Internet is helping Subtle Clutch get more exposure. A local blogger wrote about the band after seeing them perform at Market Square, which helped them secure a gig at a recent open house at the Cook Loft on Gay Street and a Nov. 23 performance at the Vienna Coffee House in Maryville. The band has a YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/SubtleClutch, and a Facebook page. The YouTube site features a video of one the band’s original songs, “Railroad,” written by Briston. The group also performs a song written by Eli. The street performances and Internet exposure are paying off. To page A-3
Julie Paine’s Bearden Hill memories By Wendy Smith The hill itself is still there, but there’s little that reminds Julie Paine Fritz of the idyllic childhood she spent on Bearden Hill. That’s one of the reasons she recorded her memories in a book called “Remembering the Hill: Growing Up in the Fifties.” Fritz, who now lives in Austin, Texas, is visiting Knoxville to read from and sign copies of her book. She’ll be at Union Avenue Books at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, and at the East Tennessee History Center at noon on Monday, Sept. 30. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the East Tennessee Historical Society. She was born on Bearden Hill in 1943, two years after her father purchased the 25-acre Panorama Budweiser and kept the farm “just Farm. He was employed by Royal for fun,” she says. Her parents garCrown Bottling Company and dened and raised a few animals.
The location was isolated, and playmates were few. The hill was divided into two farms, and the house on the other farm, Knollwood, still stands today. When Fritz was 6, a family with two boys moved into Knollwood. The only other child on the hill was her older brother, Don Paine, who still lives in Knoxville. Fritz relied on her imagination for much of her fun as she played in the woods, fields and gardens. “I created worlds of my own. But that was not unusual for children of the ’50s,” she says. In spite of its isolation, the hill offered unique social opportunities. It had incredible views of Mt. LeConte, the city of Knoxville and the farmland that later became West Hills. Each year, a community Easter sunrise service was held there, and families would
Thank you, teacher!
By Jake Mabe and Sandra Clark
We asked and you responded. This story touches off a multiweek series called “Thank you, teacher!” Here’s the deal: Teachers call and talk anonymously – because all who spoke to us are palpably fearful about repercussions – about issues facing Knox County Schools. Due to the tremendous response, we’re giving you a quick highlight of what we’ve heard and asking quick questions. In the coming weeks, we are going to delve into specific issues in depth.
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Here’s a sample of what we heard: A 20-year teacher dislikes the “exit ticket” kids are required to fill out – what they have learned today – before leaving class. Huh? An EXIT ticket? Adds that kids are being tested way too much, a refrain we heard repeatedly. Another teacher said she administers 62 different tests plus TCAPS. Friday is “test day” and often the students leave school crying, “and I do too.” Crying?! She gives three tests called
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watch the sun rise over the Brushy Mountains. Winter was a magical time on Bearden Hill, and Fritz recalls snows that knocked out power for up to a week. She attended Bearden Elementary School and West High School. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, she moved away from Knoxville. She relied on her writing skills during her marketing career but didn’t try her hand at writing a book until she retired in Colorado and wrote a book about ranchers. Later, Fritz began jotting down vignettes from her childhood for her grandchildren. She knew her tales of life in the ’50s sounded like make-believe to the youngsters. She kept writing the stories To page A-3
fall and spring. What’s right? “Fabulous teachers and principals, all concerned about students.” What’s wrong? Over-testing. Said the rubric for teacher evaluation has 19 “indicators,” each with 3-8 “descriptors.” One assistant principal frankly admitted not understanding the evaluation language. A 27-year teacher said there’s too much change, too quickly. “I don’t have a problem with Common Core, but what they are asking teachers and principals to do is literally impossible.” Sees a disconnect between the schools To page A-4
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5,000-plus Free Flu Shot Saturday gets folks ready for the season Farragut High School was the busiest location for Free Flu Shot Saturday on Sept. 14, giving out a total of 1,549 shots and raising $9,924.46 for the Empty Stocking Fund. Totals for the day were 5,102 East Tennesseans receiving the flu vaccinations and $23,411.73 raised for the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Empty Stocking Fund.
Each fall for the past 19 years, free influenza immunizations have been offered to East Tennesseans on Free Flu Shot Saturday, a oneday event intended to limit the impact of flu among all age groups and provide those in need the opportunity to be immunized. Free Flu Shot Saturday is also the biggest annual fundraiser for the News Sentinel’s Empty Stocking Fund, a charity providing 3,600 food baskets and toys to the community’s underprivileged during the holiday season. At Farragut High School, area Rotary and Interact
clubs were the major volunteers, with University of Tennessee student nurses giving the shots. In addition to Farragut, the shots were given at Austin-East Magnet High School, Carter High School, Halls High School, West High School and SouthDoyle Middle School. The primary sponsor of the News Sentinel Free Flu Shot Saturday is BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, along with donations and aid from Summit Medical Group and the Knox-area Rotary Clubs. – Sherri Gardner Howell
Missy Speaks is all smiles as she receives a flu shot from Margaret Heins at Farragut High School during Free Flu Shot Saturday. Photos by Justin Acuff
Ryan Wiberley receives a flu shot from Erin Conley.
Matt Wenger, Molly Rodabaugh and Nicole Kalister with the Farragut High School Interact Club help distribute the consent forms for the flu shot.
Olivia Herrell, Audra Dudak and Orly Berry take a break from preparing the flu shots to pose for a photo.
Rotary Club of Farragut member and past president Bruce Williamson helps collect donations for the Empty Stocking Fund. Mary Beth Nehls gets her arm prepped for the flu shot by Laura Engel.
University of Tennessee nursing student Meredith Clifton administers a shot to Amanda Ogle.
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Finding our colors By Wendy Smith There’s a Home Depot commercial that portrays a young couple “finding their colors” and commencing to paint a series of elaborate projects, including an aqua ceiling. At the end, as they sit on their bed and survey their work, the woman jumps up and says, “I want to paint something else.” This has not been my experience with painting. One thing is certain – I have never jumped up after one project and declared that I’m anxious to tackle another. In fact, I’d rather move into a tent in the front yard than have to look at some of the rooms I’ve painted. One of those is my younger daughter’s room. Several years ago, she shared the room with my older daughter, and the three of us agreed to paint one wall an atrocious fuchsia. I don’t remember getting hit in the head, but there’s no other explanation. I’ve hated that pink nightmare since the first stroke of paint. Older daughter moved out of the room a couple of years later, and younger daughter insists she had nothing to do with the pink decision. But it took four years for me to step back into that room with a paintbrush. We’ve chosen a classy gray to cover up the pink. As I painted over it, I came across smudges of the pale yellow that we chose for the girls when we moved into our house nine years ago. They were still cute at seven and two, so their room was, too. The pink was part of an effort at flashy sophistication. The gray says, “I’m only 10, but I want to be 15 like my sister.” Seeing those layers of paint reminded me why I’m willing to suffer through sanding, priming and drips of latex for my daughters. New paint sets the stage for the next phase of life. It announces that we’re no longer the person we were last week and gives us hope that the future is an improvement upon the past. Maybe I will paint something else.
■ The Halls High School Class of 1978 will celebrate its 35th reunion at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, with a bonfire/chili supper/Petros bar at Greg and Pam Lester Householder’s at 8125 Andersonville Pike. There is no cost but attendees are asked to bring their own drinks. Info: 922-3027 or email blue_skimo@yahoo. com. ■ Beta Sigma Phi Sorority reunion for all former and present members will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the BSP Chapter House, 1411 Armstrong Ave.
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Subtle Clutch will open for Johanna Divine on Sept. 26 at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens and perform at the Dogwood Arts Rhythm N’ Blooms Festival next April. They don’t dream of filling a stadium – yet – but Eli would love to perform at the Square Room. Briston hopes to work on an album soon. Devin just wants to keep playing. “We’re just trying to make people happy and get our music out there,” he says. For information: email@example.com
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for herself and put them together in a book for other people who grew up in East Tennessee during the same era. She originally planned to call the book “Eisenhower Easy” because it was such a simple time. After living through the Depression and World War II, the ’50s brought wealth to many for Brandii Toby-Leon and Tom Kakias get into the spirit of GreekFest. The 34th annual event was the first time, she says. held last weekend at Saint George Greek Orthodox Church. Photo by Wendy Smith “It was a really golden time. After that, there was a lot of change.” Rocky Hill Elementary The location of her childstudents Sarah Paschke, hood has vanished into thin Julie Paine Fritz Photo submitted John Whitesell and Ryan air, she says. But she hopes Collins show off their the stories recorded in her class’s Heartprints Game book will endure. everybody to have some Board from the 2012 Great “Hopefully, it will spur fond memories.” Harvest auction. This year’s Rocky Hill Foundation fundraiser on Oct. 10 will also include an auction of paintings by each class at Rocky Hill.
■ Downtown Speakers Club meets 11:45 a.m. every Monday at TVA West Towers, ninth floor, room 225. Currently accepting new members. Info: Jerry Adams, 202-0304. ■ Knox County Democratic Women’s Club meets 6 p.m. each second Tuesday at Shoney’s on Western Avenue. New members are welcome. Info: 742-8234. ■ UT Toastmasters Club meets at noon every Tuesday at the Knoxville Convention Center on Henley Street in room 218. Currently accepting new members. Info: Sara Martin, 603-4756. ■ West Knox Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday at Sullivan’s in Franklin Square, 9648 Kingston Pike. ■ West Knoxville Kiwanis Club meets 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Shoney’s on Walker Springs Road.
Kim Crider and Sherry Boettcher are members of the Knoxville Vegan Supper Club that meets at Knoxville First Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Photo by Wendy Smith
church’s InStep Life Health Ministries. The group meets at 5 p.m. each third Sunday in the church’s gym. Participants eat a plant-based meal and watch a cooking demonstration, and dinner is followed Supper club by a health talk. Licensed encourages clinical social worker Stephplant-based diet anie Guster will discuss natural management of depresFor almost anything that sion at the Oct. 20 meeting. ails you, there’s a natural The supper club is a minremedy, according to Walt istry of the church, which Cross of The Mustard Seed advocates a healthy lifein Newport. style, says Crider. Gargling with ground “The Holy Spirit can’t goldenseal root is a sure-fire work in us if we’re all strung cure for strep throat. Hand out on unhealthy foods.” cream mixed with cayenne pepper is a good topical Harvesting treatment for pain. And technology at stress can be lessened by taking three tablespoons of Rocky Hill flaxseed three times a day, Rocky Hill Elementary he says. Cross was the speaker at School Foundation’s Great the September meeting of Harvest fundraiser has althe Knoxville Vegan Sup- ready reaped a bountiful per Club at the Knoxville harvest of technology, and First Seventh-Day Adven- principal Cory Smith hopes tist Church, 3611 Kingston this year’s party will yield Pike. The supper club helps even more iPads. The third annual Great people who want to change Harvest will be held at 6 to a plant-based diet, says p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, at Kim Crider, director of the
The sorority’s First Ladies of Knoxville are invited. Info: Shirley Rouse, 531-1467. ■ The Halls High School Class of 1963 will celebrate its 50-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 12, at Bearden Banquet Hall on Kingston Pike. If you have not been contacted, call Carol Rosson Herrell, 922-1424, or Barbara Mitchell Johnson, 922-7115, for details. ■ Powell High Class of 1963 will hold its 50-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 12, at Beaver Brook Golf and Country Club. The reception begins at 5 p.m.; buffet dinner and program at 6; D. J. and dancing 7-10:30 p.m. Cost: $45
Lighthouse Knoxville, 6800 Baum Drive. The adults-only event will feature dinner from Dead End BBQ, entertainment by Vibraslaps Unplugged and silent auction items like Lasik surgery from Tennessee Lasik Associates and a backyard makeover by Creekside Nurseries and General Shale Brick. Funds from last year’s event made Rocky Hill a wireless campus, Smith says. The goal for this year is to fund a technology coach for the school and provide five iPads for each classroom. There are currently 11 iPads for each grade. The successful fundraising demonstrates the community’s strong support for the school and academics, Smith says. Rocky Hill is the only school in Knox County to have earned straight As in both achievement and value-added growth based on TCAP scores for four years in a row. “Rocky Hill is very much a community school,” he says. Tickets to the Great Harvest may be purchased at the school for $40, and sponsorships are still available.
per person. All interested graduates are invited to tour Powell High School at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, followed by a gathering at Corvette’s BBQ and Sports Bar. Info/reservations: Jacki Davis Kirk, 250-0103, or Sandra Strange Davis, 382-3742, by Sept. 28.
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government Who follows Burchett? Is Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett really running for U.S. Senator? This writer thinks eventually he will not do so, but Burchett continues to discuss the prospect in terms which suggest a run is possible if not probable.
This column will not deal with whether a U.S. Senate run by Burchett is wise or not. (I am a donor to Sen. Lamar Alexanderâ€™s campaign). However, talk of Burchett running has reached the point where those who might want to be county mayor should start listening and taking notes either for 2014 or 2018 when Burchett is term limited. Burchett running for a second term as county mayor is a very winnable race for him despite opposition from many in the business community. No one has stepped up to take him on from either the Republican or Democratic side nor are they likely to do so. However, if Burchett runs for U.S. Senate, he would have to abandon a re-election campaign for mayor as a practical matter if not a legal matter. That decision would have to be made by this February for the May county primary in 2014. So who would run for county mayor if Burchett is no longer seeking a second term? Lots of names come to mind and my listing of them does not indicate a preference. County Commissioner R. Larry Smith is a threat to many vacancies and county mayor would be no exception. County Commissioner Mike Hammond who has thought of such a race in the past might run this time. Would County Commissioner Richard Briggs drop his race for state senator to seek the county mayorâ€™s position? Briggsâ€™ senate campaign has failed to pick up steam at this point. In a county mayorâ€™s contest with 3 or 4 candidates, the winner only needs 35 percent of the vote, while in a two-way race for state
senator, the winner needs 50.1 percent of the vote. New County Commission chair Brad Anders may also be a prospect. Craig Leuthold was thrilled to be the appointed trustee and will seek a full term for trustee. Would County Clerk Foster Arnett, who has considered such a race in the past, reconsider with Burchett out of the picture? Possible. Would new county school board chair Lynne Fugate seek the top county office to promote education? Dean Rice on Burchettâ€™s staff might take a hard look at it if the boss is running for U.S. Senate. State Reps. Ryan Haynes and Harry Brooks are possibilities. Well-known citizens who could do the job if they held it and who might be encouraged include Republican business owner and education aide to the governor, Randy Boyd, and Legacy Parks director Carol Evans. Both could secure the funding for a countywide campaign. Do the Democrats have anyone who could win? Doubtful. Mayor Rogero would not abandon her city job when she seems a strong bet for a second term although it would be a $24,000 a year pay raise for her if she won it. Former county executive Tommy Schumpert has no interest. State Rep. Gloria Johnson would be a prospect, along with former State Rep. Wayne Ritchie. He would appeal to more Republicans than Johnson, but Johnson may want a second term as state rep. Ritchie seems content to practice law, but he would be a viable candidate if he ran. â– If Johnson wins a second term as state rep she becomes vested in the legislative retirement plan which gives her a lifetime pension at age 55 of at least $250 a month increasing annually depending on how many years she serves. As a legislator, she does not have to contribute to her legislative retirement while she does have to contribute to her teacherâ€™s retirement as well as social security. â– State Rep. Joe Armstrong seems happy being the other Democratic state representative and does not aspire to other positions. He is the senior Knox legislator in either party in our 10-member delegation. Bill Dunn is the senior Republican.
POLITICAL NOTES â– Third/4th District Democratic Club will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Bearden Branch Library, 100 Golf Club Road. Guest speaker: state Rep. Gloria Johnson.
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Tennova wins Middlebrook rezoning The pressure cooker has whistled on the stewing battle between Tennova and neighborhood groups.
Council voted 5-3-1 to rezone 60 acres of the 100acre Waterhouse farm on Middlebrook Pike to office. The land backs up to West Hills where most of the opposition centered. Council members Nick Pavlis, Brenda Palmer, Finbarr Saunders, Duane Grieve and George Wallace prevailed. Nick Della Volpe, Daniel Brown and Mark Campen lost. Marshall Stair abstained because his law firm represents Tennova. Rocky Swingle organized the opposition. He presented a petition with 699 signatures and brought residents from the Oakwood area who will lose their hospital, the former St. Maryâ€™s, once a re-
placement is built. It was a night of high emotion. Swingle told Council their vote would be remembered. It was a lame threat. There is an election underway right now. Della Volpe and Brown have opponents. Both voted no. Grieve and Pavlis are unopposed. Both voted yes. What would have happened had Swingle simply qualified with 25 signatures to oppose Grieve? It likely would have meant a loss for Tennova. Elections matter, and those who care about preserving their neighborhoods should field candidates. In case you want to remember the vote, hereâ€™s the Shopperâ€™s handy guide: Daniel Brown: â€œFor me, this council has to show leadership. I donâ€™t want to see everything move to West Knoxville. We have to do whatâ€™s best for the city.â€? Mark Campen: â€œI cannot support this because of the loss of retail sales and jobs (in North Knoxville). â€Ś Seems thereâ€™s more interest in profits than people.â€? Nick Della Volpe:
Thank you, teacher! and the central office. Adds that so many teachers have submitted retirement applications that the state retirement board is telling Knox County teachers it will take three months to process the paperwork. Several teachers â€“ young and old â€“ told us they would either retire or leave the profession if they could. One teacher says principals were told last year that the reason their evaluation scores were so low was because principals have been rating teachers â€œtoo high,â€? and â€œto do a better job scoring the rubric until you improve (or else) principalsâ€™ scores will continue to be low.â€? Adds this has caused unintended consequences, such as pitting principals against teachers because of the evaluations. â€œHow can you work together when people are being judged by each other?â€? Hmm. We thought these evaluations werenâ€™t supposed to be punitive. Another teacher said her school has lost 5 excellent teachers and a mid-career teacher recently quit because her doctor said the stress of testing was affecting her health. All evaluations are unannounced this year. One says the handbook for evaluations had specific criteria for levels 1, 3 and 5. Not so for 2 and 4. Unverified rumor (supposedly from a former administrator back to classroom but still on principal email list) to gear back on evalua-
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tions this year as funds are limited. â€œIt would take Jesus or Dumbledore to score a 5.â€? A teacher said Knox County is using a form previously used for disciplinary reasons called a Conference of Concern for those who score a 2 or below. â€œThe general saying is you are guilty until proven innocent and that you are a poor teacher until you prove otherwise. Itâ€™s causing a high level of stress. â€œTeachers are afraid. There is pressure. There are repercussions.â€? One complained about students evaluating the teachers. One question reads: Does your teacher PUSH you? This means challenge you academically, but it could mean push you down. Paging English 101. A teacher says there are potentially 100 different aspects of a lesson, impossible for a teacher to include all in every lesson. Said evaluation rubric has good points, but we rushed into using it, â€œflying the plane while building it.â€? One teacher was marked down for clutter in the classroom â€“ materials for an upcoming science lesson. Others were marked down for wasting time between lesson components, passing out papers, etc. Multiple teachers talked about the difficulty getting kids into special ed, saying these kids lower test scores for the grade â€“ and
â€œThis decision has tremendous implications and will really affect the center city and the lives of people.â€? Duane Grieve: â€œThis is a land use issue.â€? Brenda Palmer: â€œIâ€™m not a cheerleader for Tennova or West Hills. It frightens me that we could have a big box store on this property.â€? Nick Pavlis: â€œThis is a
tough issue, but itâ€™s a land use issue.â€? Finbarr Saunders: â€œThat land will be developed.â€? George Wallace: â€œThis is a land use and private property rights issue. ... The developer is willing to set aside 40 percent of the property for a buffer; usually the buffer is 25 feet.â€?
GOSSIP AND LIES â– Attorney John King has found a way around City Councilâ€™s 5-minute rule. He just handed his remarks to Duane Grieve, who read for more than 30 minutes before the Tennova vote. â– NPR reports a low favorable rating for Obamacare, but when the question is posed as the Affordable Health Care Act, the percentage rises sharply. Maybe the president should change his name to Barack Affordable. â– Victor Ashe missed the most obvious successor to Tim Burchett. Stacey Campfield followed Burchett into the state House and then into the state Senate. Can you say Mayor Stacey?
the teacher. Lack of planning time. One teacher said planning time is needed to contact parents, meet with or talk with parents, plan lessons, meet with grade level teachers. Now the time is developed to meeting with â€œcoachesâ€? and â€œmentorsâ€? and â€œlead teachers.â€? Hmm. We thought PLCs were going to solve that. Principals are also losing planning time. They are so busy with evaluations they have no time to talk. A middle school related arts teacher says 30 minutes a day have been chewed out of schedule for intervention, which fewer than 10 percent of students even need. The rest are put into â€œenrichment,â€? which lacks structure and is simply required to be â€œrigorous and support the Common Core.â€? The teacher adds, â€œI teach an enrichment class every day even though I canâ€™t tell you what that is.â€? Said the related arts time allotment is not uniform countywide. Kids have to split time â€“ get 1/2 as much â€“ art, computer, music, band, phys-ed, etc. â€œWe were told we are not allowed to tell parents that they can say, â€œI donâ€™t want my kid in an intervention class.â€? Not allowed? If itâ€™s such a good idea, no one would fear anybody opting out of it. A 40-year middle school teacher says a sizable majority of teachers, principals and custodians all care about what they do, â€œdo it because they have a calling, because they want to and itâ€™s important to them.â€? Adds that most teachers
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see attending the superintendentâ€™s forums or teachersâ€™ meetings as useless. â€œThey may listen, but they arenâ€™t going to change anything. Thatâ€™s the perception, if not the reality.â€? A teacher says that the Tennessee Education Association has had to hire an outside law firm just to deal with issues in Knox County Schools alone. A middle school teacher says children are not allowed to enter the building until 7:30. â€œIt doesnâ€™t matter whether you get there at 6 a.m. or 7:28.â€? Says that a handicapped student who was having trouble standing was told to go back outside. Adds that the principal admonished the teacher for arriving early to supervise the children. Was told, â€œThatâ€™s not my job. Itâ€™s the parentâ€™s responsibility,â€? and that the teacher was â€œbreaking the rulesâ€? for allowing children in the building before 7:30. Compare this to Kenneth â€œSargeâ€? Pinkney, a former soldier turned educator, who discovered a student hiding in the bushes near his Memphis schoolâ€™s entrance at 6 a.m. and started arriving early himself so she could get inside. â€œI can retire,â€? the teacher said. But I just canâ€™t do it. Says another, â€œJim McIntyre is an accountant, not an educator, and heâ€™s tearing Knox County Schools apart. â€œWeâ€™re not just a number and neither are our kids.â€? Call Sandra Clark at 661-8777 or Jake Mabe at 466-6398 to talk about Knox County Schools. Comments are kept anonymous. Next week weâ€™ll go in search of answers.
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BEARDEN Shopper news • SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 • A-5
The people’s defender LAW DOGS | Betty Bean In real life, those Perry Mason moments when the defense attorney springs a surprise that snatches an innocent from the gallows hardly ever happen. But every great once in awhile the stars align, and the result can be as dramatic as anything on TV. Knox County Public Defender Mark Stephens had such a moment early in his career, but what he remembers best was how close the people of Tennessee came to condemning an innocent man, and how few people cared. “My client’s life was ruined,” said Stephens, who was sitting on a couch in the Community Law Office in the building he helped design. A framed poster from the Gideon Celebration – a 2003 national gathering held in Knoxville marking the 40th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, the landmark Supreme Court case that established the right of indigent defendants to legal representation – hangs on the wall behind him. Pictures of his wife Lynette and daughters Jessica, Lizzy and Madeline cover the far wall. A portrait of John Lennon is off to the side. A sliver of anger creeps into his voice at the mention of his wrongly accused client. “He struggled for years with residual problems from what happened to him in Knoxville, but we didn’t get a sense of ‘We made a mistake.’ We got a sense of ‘You got lucky, buddy.’ The lead detective refused to be apologetic, even after the fact.” Stephens, a Republican elected in 1990, is the only public defender Knox County has ever had. He got a call late on a hot summer night in 1992 that a little girl had disappeared and a young man in custody was asking for a lawyer. The FBI was already involved. Kassie Trimmier was 3½, blonde and lived in Christenberry Heights. Stephens’ client was 19 (14 at the time of the murder, 17 when he was arrested), African-American, lived in Clinton and was known to have a white girlfriend. Kassie had vanished from
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the parking lot where she was playing before supper. Her panicked mother called the police, who canvassed the area. A couple of unrelated witnesses came forward separately saying they’d seen a tall black man yanking a little white girl toward the men’s room at the Inskip ball park. It didn’t look right, so each of them watched for him to walk out. He got into a green car and they both tried to get his license number. Both were one digit off, perhaps because the tag was muddy. Investigators quickly focused on a suspect and brought him in. The witnesses identified him. That’s when Stephens entered the case. “They wanted to make sure my guy understood that if the girl were still alive his situation would change dramatically. I remember going into the room and telling him I was his lawyer and if there was anything he could do to recover the girl, our situation was going to be a whole lot better. “He told me ‘I don’t know what you’re talking about.’” Later, when Stephens interviewed one of the witnesses, he showed her a photo of a black man that he’d found in the case file. It
wasn’t his client. “I asked her, ‘What was it about this person that allowed you to recall his features – skin tone? Hair? Forehead? Nose?’ She took that picture and said ‘Oh, yeah.’ I just let her go. I took all these notes and never did tell her it was the wrong guy. A day later, talking to the male witness, I did the same thing with the same result.” The woman identified Stephens’ client at the preliminary hearing and he began his cross-examination by handing her the picture. She said she was sure. “It never did dawn on her that the picture and the defendant weren’t the same person,” Stephens said. “At that point, (prosecutor) David Jennings hit the roof.” Stephens’ client spent 69 days in custody before a grand jury no-trued his charges. In 1995, construction workers remodeling the building where Kassie had lived found her body wrapped in plastic bags, stuffed into a crawl space above an apartment three doors down. Investigators brought in a 14-year-old Caucasian named John Clark Kearney who’d lived there at the time of the crime and had ridden around with
Knox County Public Defender Mark Stephens sits on a couch in the Community Law Office, a building he helped design. The framed poster behind him is from the Gideon Celebration, a 2003 national gathering held in Knoxville to mark the 40th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainright. Photo by Betty Bean officers during the preliminary search. He confessed, and is still in prison with a release date of 2018. “We never did know (the identity of) the guy at the ballpark,” Stephens said. He says this case illustrates a lot that’s wrong with the criminal justice system. “Contrast the way defense lawyers fact-gather with (methods used by) police and prosecutors. They gather facts consistent with who they think did it. Any fact that promotes the theory that the defendant didn’t do it is wrong. That’s their cocoon. They form judgments quickly and they are absolutely right. “We teach fact-gathering from neutral sources. Fact-
gather as if all facts have equal value. This was just one case where the truth came to light, one case where the fact that the emperor had no clothes was revealed. But it’s not just this one time.” Knox County was the last in Tennessee to get a public defender. Blessed with an abundance of lawyers, the local bar opposed getting a PD until state Rep. Joe Armstrong took up the cause in 1990. Stephens, who had been a prosecutor in former Attorney General Ed Dossett’s office before entering private practice, was elected and started the job with no money, no office and very little support from Knox County.
“We’ve been chasing our tails since 1990. We were given seven lawyers at a time when Memphis had 70 and Nashville had 30. What we’ve been trying to do since then is play catch-up.” The passage of a state law requiring counties to give public defenders 75 percent of the amount they give the district attorney allowed Stephens not only to have a functional office but to build the Family Law Office, a beautiful building that reflects his commitment to holistic law, which centers around getting to root causes of criminal behavior and helps defendants find employment, job training and other essential needs. The building will be paid for ahead of schedule, and he is grateful to former County Executive Tommy Schumpert and his administrative assistant Molly Pratt for supporting his idea. Stephens says his philosophy is simple. “I don’t think there is much that separates me from my clients. I reject the notion that I am any better than you or a prosecutor or a judge or any of the people I represent and the system only works when there’s a real adversary to stand up and get results we can have confidence in. “I take this term public defender seriously. In my cases, we are litigating what a police officer can and cannot do, and I really am defending the people from a government that wants to know what you think, what you see, what you hear, what you view. “The rule of law is what defines when that crosses that line.”
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Huber talks about Westand Cove By Sandra Clark Last week we wrote about the Emory Church Road area apartment and marina complex proposed by developer John Huber. Named Westland Cove, it would contain 12 apartment buildings, each four stories high, and a 75-boat marina. The Knoxville/Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission deferred rezoning until November to give Huber time to meet with neighbors. To kick start the conversation, we invited him to present the proposal here: “Thanks for taking the time to talk. I wanted to contact you about a great new community we are proposing on Emory Church Road at Westland Drive and I-140 named Westland Cove. It will consist of gated, high
end, Class-A ap a r t me nt homes and a marina with covered docks tied together with wildlife conservation lands John Huber and a new greenway system,” Huber wrote. “We have been working on the property with the owners since February of this year. In this development, we have focused on the Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan, tree preservation buffers, wildlife conservation easements, creating public access to unused park land and the prevention of sprawl. “The site is unique. It is divided by interstate
I-140, divided again by a Knox County Road (Emory Church Road), and divided again by Sinking Creek. It is bordered by a railroad line, diced up with utility easements, and has topography issues as well. (This gets back to all the “easy” land having already been developed in Knoxville!) “The good news is that we have developed a responsible plan that treats the property in an environmentally respectful manner while still offering some relief to the high housing demand in the area. “The MPC staff is recommending approval for the project, and here is why: ■ Nearly 25 percent of the property will be placed into a never-to-be-developed conservation easement
■ The greenway plan creates a connection across our land to an effectively landlocked 80+ acres of Knox County Parks and Recreation land ■ The design respects the clustering of homes which allows for the conservation of environmentally sensitive lands and preservation of our valley’s ridges and hillsides ■ The proposal provides an “anti-sprawl” demonstration in an area that houses over 40,000 people in a 3-mile radius and over 100,000 people in a 5-mile radius on a very small footprint. “We are requesting a rezoning from Agricultural to Planned Residential at 5 units per acre (low density) and approval for 328 Class A apartment homes and a
small marina. Per the recommendations of the Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan and MPC staff, we have concentrated the density onto the flatter portions of the property, hence creating a nearly 20-acre buffer/conservation area around the property. I believe this development is at the heart of the Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan that the public, MPC staff, MPC, County Commission and City Council worked so hard on and adopted in early 2012 as the needed direction for development. “Apartment homes are inherently anti-sprawl and well suited for this project. Were you aware that a typical single family home subdivision design would only yield about 6 homes in the same space we are able to
house 28 families? By including Class A apartment homes in our Westland Cove development, we are able to create the best of both worlds. ... Meet the need for housing in an incredibly popular and accessible area of West Knoxville and conserve a large portion of the woodland that is one of our county’s greatest assets. “We are in the process of setting up a public meeting to be held at Shoreline Church on Westland Drive the week of Sept. 30 to Oct. 4 to seek input from the community. “We currently are in the design phase of an informative website for the people who cannot attend the public meeting. It will be live in about a week and a half. Domain name is www.WestlandCove.com/.”
Claim a seat at a Saturday shrine Readers are very impor- main free. tant. You are our reasons for Now and then, a reader writing. Response is appre- does something. One sent ciated. okra. The latest shock was a handsome gift book. It is “Saturday Shrines – College Football’s Most Hallowed Grounds.” The Sporting News did Marvin the coffee-table ornament West a few years ago but it is new to me. The dust cover is Shields-Watkins Field and a packed Neyland Stadium. My first thought was ‘Wow!” Some readers applaud, Later, in the fine print, I a few offer coaching tips, learned there were 16 other some just say they are out dust covers featuring 16 there, ready and waiting for other shrines, so designed next week. There are occa- to sell more books at $24.95. sional words of praise, only The segment about Tenslightly exaggerated. Sev- nessee, starting on page eral readers have said thank 154, is OK. It touches most you for information or en- of the bases – Gen. Robert tertainment on the cheap. R. Neyland, checkerboards, They have noticed that in Peyton Manning, Volunteer this economic squeeze, the Navy, memorable moments, Shopper and its website re- winning streaks and a few
paragraphs about the unforgettable Arkansas game of 1998. What the book did best was remind me of what we have here and what we too often take for granted. What we have is one of the greatest arenas in the world, almost perfectly located between the Tennessee River and The Hill, historic center of campus no matter where it sprawls. There are mountains as a backdrop, a very high-tech video board, more than enough seats for the multitudes, and fancy enclosed quarters for the rich and famous. The stadium has the best possible name, Neyland, for the godfather who transformed routine blocking and tackling into a great success story that became a genuine tradition. Between 1926 and 1952,
this coach, despite repeated interruptions for military duty, produced 173 victories out of 215 games. He put Vanderbilt in its place and never lost to the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant. He was a conservative fundamentalist in the truest sense and also a visionary who invented little things to make winning easier. From a pick-up rocky beginning, the playing surface, through the years, has been nurtured like a golf course, then rudely covered with plastic, then wisely restored to natural greenness. The building has been generally maintained, enlarged eight times, enhanced and redecorated. From peak capacity of 104,079, it has been shrunk in favor of more elites and fewer commoners. Back in the old days, exu-
berant fans several times stormed the field and tore down goalposts. Last I recall was mid-September 1998, after the dramatic overtime victory over Florida. Some think that was the best game ever at the great ballpark. So, where is all this stuff going, in praise of readers and the Saturday shrine? If you have never been to Neyland Stadium, Saturday is a good time to go. The foe is South Alabama of the Sun Belt Conference. It is not to be confused with the real Alabama of national championship fame. South Alabama will provide more than necessary competition but won’t cause over-crowded conditions. Tickets will likely be available in the stadium vicinity, perhaps at discounted prices. Popcorn and the
UT band, the Pride of the Southland, will be just as good as at main events. If you go, arrive early and soak up the scene. Recall whatever you remember from reading “Legends,” the interesting book about the all-time greats. Consider these add-ons: The Volunteers have won 79 percent of their home games. Eighteen old Vols are enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. Seventy-two allAmericans have played in orange shirts, one in black, none in gray. Epic battles have been fiercely fought on that field. Combatants have endured contusions, knee aches and severe body blows. Blood, sweat and tears have dripped and spilled. Indeed, it is hallowed ground.
day school, to name a few). But until now, I had never stopped to consider one fact. The “sons of God” (read: angels) had noticed the daughters of men because they were “fair.” Presumably, those daughters were Cross produced by child-bearing Currents women, right? So why did Lynn the angels fail to notice the Pitts fair women of that earlier generation? I’m just asking. The phrase “it came to pass” occurs in the King James Version of the Bible I’m headed somewhere 428 times, by actual count else with this, but bear with (thank you, Strong’s Conme a moment while I ponder cordance). The passage a side issue of the above- quoted above is the first time it appears. Frequently, quoted Bible verse. I have read this pas- when I read those words, sage many times, in many I am reminded of the old translations and many dif- black woman who was asked ferent contexts (Bible stud- what her favorite Bible verse ies, private devotions, Sun- was.
She didn’t even have to stop and think about it. She replied, “And it came to pass.” Her questioner, puzzled by her answer, said, “And why is that?” “Because,” she explained emphatically, “I would hate to think it had come to stay!” The truth is, as Frost so poetically reminded us, that nothing comes to stay. (Well, maybe rent and taxes!) Rainbows share their beauty for scant moments. Leaves turn and fall. Great castles fall into ruin. Our loved ones die. We age and realize that our future is now shorter than our past. So the wise words “This, too, shall pass” are both threat and promise. On Sept. 30, 1859, Abraham Lincoln, in an address before the Wisconsin State
Agricultural Society in Milwaukee, made this statement: “It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words ‘And this, too, shall pass away.’ How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!” From the Sufi poets to our greatest president, the wisdom flows in our direction: Live. Enjoy. Pay attention. Give. Forgive. Forget. Accept. Remember. Abide. Love. “And the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13: 13 NRSV)
It came to pass And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. (Genesis 6:1-2 KJV) Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower, But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf, So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. (“Nothing Gold Can Stay,” Robert Frost) This, too, shall pass away. (Persian Sufi poets)
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BEARDEN Shopper news • SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 • A-7
Joy Gunderson and her mother, Karin Gunderson, perform at Messiah Lutheran Church. Karin is a harp practitioner in hospice care. Photo by Wendy Smith
Harpists share heavenly stories at Messiah Lutheran By Wendy Smith When hospice patients hear Karin Gunderson play the harp, they often begin conversations with loved ones who have passed on. The harp, says Gunderson, opens the veil between here and heaven. If there is an instrument that could open the gates of heaven, it’s the harp. Karin, who has spent the last 11 years ministering to hospice patients with her harp and lovely voice, performed last week at Messiah Lutheran
Church. She was accompanied by her daughter, Joy, who also sings and plays the harp. Karin plays a Celtic, or folk, harp. It weighs just 27 pounds, which allows her to carry it from room to room as she ministers to critical care patients. Joy plays a grand pedal harp, which weighs almost as much as she does. Because she typically performs with symphonies, she needs a large instrument to balance a big group, Karin says.
Karin urged her audience to sit up close to partake of the health benefits that come from the vibrations of the harp. The instrument regulates heart rate and blood pressure and even increases oxygen in the blood, she says. The sound also provides relaxation and renewal. “If you need an after-supper nap, go ahead and take it,” she told the audience. “My patients do.” Singing songs of faith is a passion that Karin passed
on to Joy, who began studying the harp at age 8. She was a member of the Phoenix Youth Symphony and played with two other symphonies while attending St. Olaf College. She graduated in May and plans to pursue a career in church music. The duo performed hymns like “It is Well with My Soul” and classical pieces like “Premiere Arabesque” by Debussy. In between songs, Karin shared stories of her work with hospice patients. You couldn’t work in a hospice setting without realizing there’s another active realm, Karin says. She estimates that she’s played for 25,000 critically ill patients and their families. In addition to having conversations with deceased loved ones, dying patients often see angels. She knows they’re seeing celestial beings when they look at the ceiling in wonder and ask for their glasses. They always say the angels are dancing, she says. They also talk to Jesus. One former school teacher spoke to him as if he were a student, she reports. “She said, ‘Now, Jesus, you just stay right there and don’t you move.’” Another aspect of her ministry is allaying fears about death. Family members often regret not being with their loved one when they pass away, but she assures them that they were not alone. “When it’s time to go, it’s so amazingly peaceful,” she says.
COMMUNITY SERVICES ■ Bells Campground UMC, 7915 Bells Campground Road, will host “Shop free Saturday” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Women’s, men’s and children’s clothes and shoes will be available. ■ 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 1-877-790-6369. Nonemergency calls only. Info: www. ccetn.org. ■ Bookwalter UMC offers One Harvest Food Ministries to the community. Info and menu: http://bookwalter-umc.org/ oneharvest/index.html or 689-3349, 9 a.m.-noon weekdays.
SPECIAL SERVICES Meetings and classes ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will be offering a new series of DivorceCare in the church library from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays through mid-December beginning Sept. 25. Cost is $15. Child care is available by request. Info: 690-1060 or email email@example.com. ■ Messiah Lutheran Church, 6900 Kingston Pike, will begin a new 13-week GriefShare support group beginning Monday, Sept. 23. Meetings are at 1 p.m. or 6 p.m. on Mondays. Cost is $15; scholarships are available. To register: Mary Sophia Hawks, 588-9753, ext. 13, or email www.parishnurse@ messiahknoxville.org. ■ Moms ‘N’ More, a Christian growth group designed to connect mothers of infant and preschool-aged children, meets 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or www. women.fellowshipknox.org. ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway hosts weekly “Wednesday Night Dinners and Classes.” Dinner with drink and dessert: $5 for adults, $3 for children, or $16 for the entire family; served at 5:45 p.m. Classes and activities available after dinner for adults, youth and children. Nursery is available for infants upon request. Dinner reservations/ info: 690-1060.
Money matters in spiritual life By Ashley Baker A ministry about money? For more than 35 years, Crown Financial Ministry has worked to show that a spiritual life doesn’t end at the church door but needs to be integrated into everyday life. The nonprofit, which is headquartered in Knoxville for many of its divisions and Atlanta for its global services, has a mission of helping people and businesses integrate Christian values into business practices, debt reduction and financial decision-making. They offer economic analysis and advice based on Christian principles.
Shawna Wade is area ters, which is the lesson manager for Crown Fi- she hopes to share with her clients. n a n c i a l Crown FiM i n i s t r y, n a nc i a l which has c ou n s elor s its main office on Marwork with ket Square. individuals, churches She says and busishe works to n e s s e s , help people often ustransform their lives ing the worldw ide in the area Shawna Wade is area managof personal m i n i s t r y ’s er for the nonprofit Crown Fiprinted and finance, nancial Ministry. Photo submitted video matecareer and business. rials, such Wade says her own per- as Career Direct, Moneysonal experiences helped Life Financial Study and her see that there is a Financial First Aid. Wade was working as fundamental connection between the Christian a mortgage broker when faith and financial mat- she was robbed of a sig-
nificant amount of money. It was a turning point for her. “I was giving it my best effort and was working crazy hours,” she said. “But things weren’t making sense. I realized I was tying my self-worth to how much I was making.” What she wanted to do was find value in God and not in the amount of money in her bank account, said Wade. “I had to embrace a more biblical view of money.” Wade now uses her experience and the Crown Financial tools to help others who want to learn how they can serve the world by living God’s design for themselves. The ministry was
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Bargains, treasures at First Baptist Concord The biannual Fall Children’s Consignment Sale is on the books for First Baptist Concord. Time to start saving clothes for spring! The sale is designed to provide quality clothing for children, raise money for different mission groups and give consignors a place to sell their products. Consignors are encouraged to donate anything left at the end of the sale to Mission of Hope. The fall event brought out hundreds of shoppers who found shelves stocked with everything from clothing to toys, books, baby beds and games.
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Susan Hayes and her daughter, Bella, age 9, look for dresses for the upcoming holidays while shopping at the consignment sale at First Baptist Concord. Photos by S. Barrett
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Farragut Middle School student Lanie Conaway decides the cardigan she tried on is a winner.
If you are in the market for beautiful consignment pieces including rugs, furniture, lamps, household items and more, stop by Pink Pomegranate and check out their selection. Sherry Cox sits on a couch that is one of many items in the shop. Pink Pomegranate is located at 5508 Kingston Pike in suite 150. They are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Info: 212-3932. FBC sale consignor Sarah Starling helps stock the racks during her shift at the event.
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Regina Enneking gets a piggyback ride from her buddy Abby Chakales while Keely Mowris plays spotter.
Letting loose at West Valley Middle
West High School exchange students Megan Baldissara, from Italy, and Mini Palay, from Spain.
Special visitors at West High After meeting two particular students at West High School, one quickly realizes that that they ain’t from around here.
Special education teacher Lendelle Clark, who is host parent to both students, said he and his wife, Sue, have enjoyed hosting exchange students in their home for Bearden Middle 8th grader Ben Gibbons, West High freshseveral years. The best part, man Lindsey Pearson and Farragut Middle 8th grader Parker Clark says, is the opportuni- Chadwell prep their sailboat for the water. Photos by S. Barrett ty to travel to other countries Sara for a visit with the students Students from the Uni- time before the meet was Barrett and their families after their versity of Tennessee’s sail- finished. stay in America. After watching the club The Clarks are coordi- ing team lead the group, givnators for the Foundation ing younger folks a chance members sweat it out in 95 Junior Guillermina for Foreign Study and help to learn the basics of sailing degree heat with barely a “Mini” Palay is from Spain, connect host families with and good sportsmanship on breeze to cool them, I asked and senior Megan Baldis- students from other parts of the water. To those unfamil- Bearden Middle School 8th iar with it, however, the ins grader Ben Gibbons what sara is from Italy. After talk- the world. he thought of the strenuous ing to them briefly, though, work it takes to put his boat you also quickly realize that together. their accents are about the “I like it,” he said. “It kind only thing that makes them of makes you ‘own it’.” different from the typical student. ■ Lock-in with West Both enjoy playing on the school basketball team. Valley student They really enjoy American council music. Megan likes Taylor Swift, and Mini’s favorite The members of West group is Imagine Dragons. Valley Middle School’s stuThey also enjoy UT footdent council participated ball and recently attended a in a lock-in recently to game with their host family. strengthen their bond as a “It’s just like in the movgroup, although most alies,” said Mini enthusiasti- West Valley Middle School 8th grader and student council ready seemed as if they had cally about the Pride of the president Emma Mink holds onto 7th grader Camilla Fielder known each other for years. Southland Marching Band’s before dancing blindly during a game of musical exercise balls On the agenda were performance and the large with Camilla and 6th grader Audrey Morganegg. icebreaker activities and crowd. games like musical exerBut they have noticed If you are interested in and outs of sailing sound cise balls, but club sponsors several differences from becoming a host family, vis- like directions to drive in a and 6th grade teachers Methan their lives in Europe. it www.effoundation.org or strange land, believe me. lissa Wells and Emily Ros“Meals are much larger contact the Clarks at ef_lenIsabella Kazmier, a se- kop also had a little work here,” said Mini. email@example.com or nior at Farragut High, has planned for the students, in“And the teachers here 691-0627. been in the sailing club cluding planning the counare much younger,” said since her freshman year cil’s committees for the year ■ Sailors unite at Megan. and says once you start go- (bulletin board committee She also noted the differing 20-25 knots, “it sort of was one option). Pizza was Concord Yacht ence in workload at school. feels like you’re flying.” served. Club “Here, we only have four Kazmier also enjoys sailThe participants were classes at a time,” she said. Local sailing clubs con- ing because it is relaxing. ready to get the ball rollIn Europe, both students nected recently at the Con- The work of getting the boat ing (no pun intended) and agree the 14-15 class load cord Yacht Club on North- into the water, however, is a raised their hand to volcan be a bit much. shore Drive. Students from different story. unteer for activities before European schools also Bearden, Farragut and West The students paired up they even knew what they hold classes on Saturday. high schools and Bearden on small sailboats about the would be doing. Technology makes it easy and Farragut middle size of small pickup trucks. The council consists of to keep in touch with family, schools converged partly for After about 25 minutes of about 40 students, all of as both Megan and Mini use preparation of an upcoming prep work, raising the sails, whom are elected by their texting and Skype to com- regatta and partly to enjoy etc., the group pushed their peers. Judging by their enmunicate with loved ones the breeze off the water in boats into the water for thusiasm, it was obvious why and friends back home. the late-summer heat. about 20 minutes of sail this group was hand-picked.
West Valley Middle School 6th grader Isabel Papenbrock looks on as classmates Ben Keziah and Baylee Sparks sing karaoke to One Direction. In addition to karaoke, students enjoyed dancing, a photo booth, refreshments and activities in the gym, including basketball and hula hooping. Photos by S. Barrett
Good friends and classmates John Lehn, Sam Nolan and Baylor Bryant take a break from the dance floor with Hershey bars and Sour Patch Kids.
SCHOOL NOTES West High School ■ International Baccalaureate open house will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the lecture hall. All students and parents interested in learning more about the IB program either as a student zoned for WHS or through the magnet transfer process are invited to attend. Students and parents interested in the IB program are also invited to attend an information session followed by a brief tour of the school Fridays at 2 p.m. To register or see available dates, visit wesths. knoxschools.org and click on the prospective students link. Info: email Sarah Bast, sarah. firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Hills Elementary ■ Box Tops for Education from General Mills’ products and Labels for Education from Campbell’s products are being collected to purchase supplies for the school. Labels can be dropped off outside the school entrance in the library book drop box, or they can be mailed to: West Hills Elementary School, 409 Vanosdale Drive, Knoxville, TN 37909. Info: email Jill Schmudde, jschmudde@ gmail.com. ■ Chik-fil-A will give 10 percent of sales back to WHES 5-8 p.m. each Thursday. The offer is valid at the mall location or at 7063 Kingston Pike. Keep the receipt and turn it into the school.
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Shopper News Presents Miracle Makers
Six decades on the air WKCS is the only county high-school radio station
At Fulton High’s radio station, WKCS, Adam Diggs works the controls as he and Tony Gunn, Jonathan Roth and Tripp “Elvis” Carver prerecord a football pregame show under the supervision of broadcasting teacher Russell Mayes.
By Betsy Pickle Many schools have strong traditions in sports programs or academics. At Fulton High School, the Falcons are consistently noted for their football prowess. But there’s another venerable tradition at Fulton, one that has set the school apart for more than 60 years: WKCS 91.1 FM. Russell Mayes knows a lot about the history and significance of WKCS, the only high school radio station in the county. The 1995 Fulton graduate was on the air as a student, and he’s now in his 10th year of teaching radio and serving as WKCS general manager. Radio has been his lifelong passion. “That was what I wanted to do from the time I was little,” says Mayes. “I wanted to be the next John Ward,” referring to the iconic former play-by-play announcer for UT football and men’s basketball, known as The Voice of the Vols. Ironically, as a student Mayes didn’t work on Fulton football broadcasts. He was a team manager and was always focused on the players during games. But he remembers the complicated setup. “At that time, we didn’t have any way to put football on the air live,” he recalls. “They would record a quarter on a cassette tape, and they would run it out of the stadium, and they had a little box that they’d drop out the window of the radio room; it had a string tied to it (to pull it up). We’d be on a one-quarter tape delay.” He and his classmates learned, “You do whatever it takes to get the job done.” While attending UT, Mayes changed his major from communications to political science. “I thought, ‘If radio doesn’t work out, I’ll have something to fall back on,’” he says. He certified to teach world and U.S. history, U.S. government and social studies. After UT, Mayes worked at a couple of area stations. He took over the radio department at Fulton when beloved former local DJ “Dr. Al Adams” (Allen Johnson) retired after a nearly 30-year stint. Mayes is the sixth teacher and third alum of the program to head WKCS (and the radio classes) since the station went on the air in December 1952 (Fulton opened in 1951). Throughout its six decades, WKCS has operated under the auspices of English, journalism, audiovisual and vocational classes. It’s now part of the CTE – Career and Technical Education – program and is the crown
jewel in FulCom, Fulton’s Magnet School of Communications, which incorporates radio/TV broadcasting and production, digital design and imaging, and web design. “We are in the second year of the magnet program.” Mayes points out that journalism still plays an important role. “You have to be able to write. You have to be able to express yourself in any of these fields.” Journalism is essential for the students who work on the “Flying Falcon News Show,” which airs at 3:30 p.m. Fridays. “They interview principals and other students and talk about news and events that are going on in the school.” Michael Scates, a senior in the advanced broadcasting class and a member of the football team, says “Flying Falcon” has helped him see “what’s going on behind the curtain” at school. For example, the news show aired a report not just on the fact that Fulton’s graduation rate improved from 40 percent to 80plus percent in about five years, but also on why. One reason, he says: “It’s the 20-teens, and you need college, and people were finally recognizing that,” says Scates. Students listen to WKCS primarily for broadcasts of football and basketball games and informational programming, Scates says. “When it’s (providing) communication about the school, to the school, that’s when people start paying attention,” he says, adding that he’s one of the few who likes the station’s music format. Mayes is OK with that. While it
Senior Michael Scates works a live shift on WKCS. Photos by Betsy Pickle had an adult-contemporary format when he was in school, WKCS in recent years has stuck with oldies ranging from “Crimson and Clover” and “Ride Captain Ride” to “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Losing My Religion.” “When I first started teaching, we were only on the air from 8:30 to 3:30,” he says. “Really, there was no reason to market toward students because students were in school when we were on the air. “Over time, we developed the oldies format, and there was no other radio station that was playing oldies. We found our niche in the market. “The thing that’s neat is, most of our kids are not coming in here knowing much about rock and roll music from the past, but they do learn, and they find artists that they like and something that they can relate to, so after their time in here, I think they
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become a lot more knowledgeable about the music in this format. “It’s kind of a paradox, it being a student radio station, but one of the realities of the industry is you’re trying to reach the largest audience that you possibly can. And for us, oldies gives us the opportunity to do that. It gives students a chance to be heard in the community; it gives them more exposure by doing that because other stations are doing other types of music.” WKCS now operates 24/7, with automated programming on nights and weekends except for special events such as last year’s presidential debates, election returns and school board meetings. As Knox County’s only high-school radio station, WKCS has some serious duties. “The school system is using us to help get the message out,” says Mayes.
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The Rampage at Rocky Hill Seniors Xavier Evans and Heather Abernathy work the teller windows in the Rebel Union as part of their class time. Heather said what she enjoys most about working at the credit union is “the people I work with. I love my fellow students.” She said she has learned a lot about personal finance, including how to make smart decisions financially. “Banks are more about spending money, and credit unions are more about saving it.”
West High School’s Rebel Union, a branch of UT Federal Credit Union, recently held its grand reopening for the new school year. Students were invited to drop by for free cookies and lemonade and to check their balances from last year or make deposits. Enjoying refreshments at the event are Rebel Union members Eric Heffernan and Matthew Sparks. Both seniors have existing accounts with the credit union that they can take to other UTFCU branches after graduation. Photos by S. Barrett
Rebel Union reopens at West High Freshmen (front) Leonard Humphrey, Kenneth Gathimbi and (back) Tyrone Patterson opened accounts at the Rebel Union because senior Sydney Kesler (back, right) told them to, according to Humphrey. “It’s a great way for them to keep track of their lunch money when they receive it in one lump sum,” said Sydney, who received training as a teller at the credit union.
Rocky Hill Elementary School recently kicked off the school year with its annual Rampage Fun Run, a 1/4-mile run around the school’s walking trail. Participants were doused in powdered color during the event sponsored and organized by the PTO. Members of the UT Track and Field team promoted an active lifestyle and helped the children stretch before the run. Pictured after the event are 2nd grader Lewis Brooke, his dad, David, and Lewis’ brother, 5th grader Owen. Photo submitted
Parent conference and transition fair The annual Knox County Schools Parent Conference and Transition Fair will be held 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Central High School, 5321 Jacksboro Pike. Registration will be open through Friday, Oct. 4, at http:// engagement.knoxschools.org. This event is to help parents become more effective school-home partners to strengthen student academic success. This year, the parent conference is combined with the Knox County Schools Transition Fair for parents of students with disabilities. Admission is free, and child care for ages 3-11 is provided at no cost with advance registration. There will be workshops, a session on Common Core State Standards, an exhibitor area and a parent resource area. Registration is also available by phone at 594-9524.
The Great Harvest The Rocky Hill Foundation at Rocky Hill Elementary School will host its third annual fundraiser, The Great Harvest, 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at The Lighthouse on Baum Drive. Tickets are $40 per person and sponsorships are still available.
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BEARDEN Shopper news • SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 • A-11
Air time: Journal Broadcasting finds reasons to party “New” is a relative word. When the invites went out that Journal Broadcasting Company was having a ribbon-cutting to celebrate its two “new” stations, it seemed the company might be exploding. The celebration, however, was to announce some changes with its two newest stations, Q100.3 and 93.1/ WNOX, both of which came on board in May. Journal Broadcasting now has four stations in its family – 100.3, which is country; 93.1/WNOX, classic hits; Star 102.1, contemporary hits; and Hot 104.5, hip hop, pop and dance. Cake from Sam’s Club and lots of fun with on-air personalities were the menu for the celebration, hosted by the station and Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce. Among the announcements were that popular Star 102.1 personality Frank Murphy was leaving the morning show to host his own show on 93.1. And folks got a chance to meet Ken Anderson, a new voice on Q100.3, who has been in Knoxville just over a month. He admits to still getting lost on Cedar Bluff Road. – Sherri Gardner Howell
business Dr. Tom Rogers: How to save your own life By Anne Hart
The road map to better health that was delivered to West Knox Rotarians at their meeting last week was an eye-opener for many in the audience. Who knew, for instance, that stress can cause obesity, as can lack of sleep? Or that exercise will not actually help you lose weight? That’s not to say don’t exercise. In fact, Dr. Tom Rogers recommends at least 30 Celebrating with Journal Broadcasting Group are office minutes of it a day “to help manager Monta Vaden, account executive Kyle Ward and Web you maintain your weight content creator Cassie Alsup. loss.” Include lifting light weights three times a week in that program. Those little gems were On-air personality Frank among many from the Murphy is leaving the founder and CEO of Performorning show on Star mance Medicine, which has 102.1 to host his own offices in Johnson City and show on 93.1. Kingsport, in addition to Knoxville. A native of Knoxville and a graduate of the University of Tennessee and the Quillen School of Medicine in Johnson City, Rogers has practiced family medicine for 28 years and was this year named “Doctor of the Year” by the Tennessee Men’s Health Network. Rogers said a few years ago he became disillusioned Ken Anderson is the new “with seeing 50 patients a voice of Q100.3, one of Journal day and prescribing meds Country music artist James Colton performed his new single Broadcasting Group’s stations all day.” He signed up for that debuted in May. Photos by a fellowship in integrative “101 Proof” after the ribbon cutting ceremony. Sara Barrett medicine, “which focuses on increased prevention, rather than treatment after there is already a problem,” and changed the way he practices medicine. Helping his patients develop healthy lifestyles is
Dr. Tom Rogers speaks to Rotary Club of West Knoxville on developing a healthy lifestyle. Photo by Charles Garvey
now the goal of his practice. To that end, he zeroes in on good nutrition, exercise, avoiding stress, developing healthy sleep habits and making certain that hormone levels are properly balanced. At the top of his list for good nutrition is eating a healthy breakfast – “eggs are best, and include the egg yolk” – some fruit, yogurt and bacon, preferably turkey bacon. He recommends avoiding fruit juices and more than one cup of coffee a day and eliminating milk from the diet, except for almond milk. Dr. Rogers has published a book, available at his clinics, which offers detailed advice about how to improve your health, much of it delivered with his characteristic great sense of humor. One example: “If food is advertised on TV, don’t eat it!”
News from Rural/Metro
Rural/Metro on hand at UT games By Rob Webb
New look, new digs Flexible Concrete Solutions isn’t new to Knoxville, but the business just opened a West Knoxville office at 130 Perimeter Park Drive, so they decided to show off their new digs with an open house and ribbon-cutting. Guests were treated to some of the examples of just what the company can do with concrete. Jim Moore, with the scissors, is president, and Ginger Moore, at his left, is vice president. Employees and members of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce joined in the celebration. Photo by Jim Brannon
Mammograms and more Tennova is making the process of getting a mammogram a little more pleasant this October with some added benefits. Special events are planned at Tennova hospitals to encourage women to get their recommended screening mammogram. Schedule your mammogram on these dates and enjoy a massage, hand paraffin dip, chocolate-covered strawberries, refreshments and a gift. Hours are 8 to 4 at each location. Call 545-7771 to schedule.
Pump gas for United Way Pilot is opening this year’s Celebrity Pumpers promotion to those willing to pump gas for one hour to benefit United Way. Last year’s event raised $64,950 Oct. 8 – North Knoxville and included 73 celebrity pumpers. Medical Center During the three-day Oct. 16 – Physicians Reevent, Oct. 7-9, Pilot dogional Medical Center (St. nates 5 cents per gallon of Mary’s) Oct. 22 – Turkey Creek gas sold and 10 cents of every dollar spent inside Medical Center Oct. 24 – Tennova Ambu- of all of its Knoxville-area stores. latory Care Center South
Photo ID for veterans Honorably discharged veterans may now visit any driver services center in the state to obtain a specially designated veteran driver license or photo identification card. Veterans must visit a driver services center and present a certified or original copy of their Department of Defense form 214 (DD-214), which is also known as discharge papers, to receive the special designation on a driver license or photo ID card.
UT researcher studies youth deaths The leading cause of death among college athletes is motor vehicle accidents, according to a recently published s t u d y . The study s h o w e d the rate of Dr. Irfan Asif death in the general population of col-
lege-aged young adults is actually five times greater than that of the athletes. But it also, according to researchers, revealed that athletes in certain sports died in motor vehicle accidents at a significantly higher rate than that of other athletes, at levels that mirrored the general population. There were 273 deaths during the five-year study
that recorded nearly 2 million athlete participationyears among National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) athletes. Of that number, 145, more than half, were due to accidents or unintentional injury, with 100 occurring from motor vehicle accidents. Dr. Irfan Asif of the Graduate School of Medicine at the UT Medical Center con-
ducted the study in conjunction with a researcher from the University of Washington and assistance from the NCAA. The study revealed a higher level of motor vehicle accident deaths associated with athletes participating in three particular sports: men’s basketball, football and wrestling. The study was published in the “Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.”
UT’s Neyland Stadium becomes a blur of orange and white on football Saturdays, as does much of East Tennessee. Amid that Webb sea of team colors are Rural/Metro ambulances that also bear orange and white, staffed by paramedics and EMTs ready to assist players and spectators in medical emergencies. For more than two decades, Rural/Metro has been the official emergency services provider for the Tennessee football program and the hundreds of thousands of Volunteer fans who attend games each season. In addition, Rural/Metro provides emergency medical services for Tennessee basketball and soccer games, working with Knoxville’s chapter of the American Red Cross, the city of Knoxville Fire Department and the Knoxville Volunteer Emergency Rescue Squad. College football players oftentimes have massive bodies, along with the athletic attributes of speed and strength. That combination can lead to dangerous and sometimes life-threatening injuries that require treatment, equipment and techniques different than what is needed for standard EMS calls. Rural/Metro knows firsthand the extraordinary injuries that can occur during a football game and how to
treat them. At every game, Rural/Metro stations ambulances at field level and on the outer perimeter of Neyland Stadium. A miniambulance and Segway scooter are stationed outside the stadium to reach fans making their way to and from the game or tailgating. Rural/Metro has stateof-the-art equipment to treat sports medical emergencies, including advanced cardiac monitors and defibrillators, and a critical care ambulance stocked with medications, ventilators and other lifesaving devices. A new addition is the LUCAS device, a mechanical system that delivers standardized chest compressions. In the case of cardiac arrest, the device will perform the compressions while the paramedic transports the patient to the ambulance. It can take precious time to navigate an injured player off the field or a fan out of the stands. Deploying this device allows medical personnel to concentrate on moving the patient quickly and safely, while the heart continues to pump blood. Key personnel who participate in sports and special events at UT undergo a two-day workshop on sports and event management. On a game day Saturday there are more than 100,000 fans packed into Neyland Stadium. Having the right equipment can make all the difference between saving a life and possibly losing one. Rob Webb is Rural/Metro East Tennessee Division general manager.
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CONTINUING Candoro Arts & Heritage Center seeks artists, crafters and vendors to reserve booth space for the “Candoro Rocks” festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Candoro Marble Works, 681 Maryville Pike. Applications online at candoromarble.org or facebook.com/ candoromarble. Tennessee Artists Association People’s Choice Exhibit, paintings and photography by 25 artists, through Sept. 27 at DENSO Gallery at Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Artist reception 5-8 p.m. Sept. 27. Disney’s “Mulan,” live musical play for families based on the 1998 ﬁlm, 7 p.m. Sept. 26-27, Oct. 3-4; 1 and 5 p.m. Sept. 28, Oct. 5; 3 p.m. Sept. 29, Knoxville Children’s Theatre, 109 Churchwell Ave. Tickets: $12; $10 each for adult and child entering together. Purchase: 599-5284 or tickets@childrenstheatreknoxville. com. “Of Sword and Pen,” regional artifacts and documents from the Civil War era, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St., through Sunday, Oct. 13. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday.
Medical Center. Cost: $20. Register: 305-6970 or www. utmedicalcenter.org/hlk. Time Well Spent: Inspiration at Lunch, jeweler Kathy Bradley, noon, Emporium Center, 100 Gay St. Bradley will present and demonstrate the creation of copper and bronze jewelry. Free. Brow n-bagging welcome. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 5:30 p.m. Tanasi Restaurant, 450 Clubhouse Point, Loudon. Info: Flotilla Cmdr. Art Pelka, 458-3808 or tellicotraveler1@gmail. com, or Vice Cmdr. Tom Murphy, 320-3788. Physician/author Abraham Verghese, the ﬁrst doctor to admit AIDS patients to Tennessee hospitals, will speak on “The Search for Meaning in a Medical Life,” 7:30 p.m., Cox Auditorium at UT’s Alumni Memorial Building. Book signing to follow. Senior associate chair and professor of medicine at Stanford University since 2007, Verghese has written a novel and two-nonﬁction books. Free.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 26 Community Cinema presents “The Graduates”/“Los Graduados,” 6 p.m., East Tennessee PBS studio, 1611 E. Magnolia Ave. Free. Info: EastTennesseePBS.org/news-and-events/community-cinema/. Robinella performs songs from new album “Ode to Love,” 6:30 p.m. at Disc Exchange, 2615 Chapman Highway. Signing session follows. Info: 573-5710.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27
Ossoli Circle, Ossoli Clubhouse, 2511 Kingston Pike. 9:45 a.m. fellowship; 10:30 a.m. book study “Park City: A Knoxville Neighborhood History” by Margery Weber Bensley; 11:30 a.m. music program “The Historic Tennessee Theatre” by Bill Snyder; 12:30 p.m. lunch, then bridge and language class. Tennessee Shines features the Stray Birds and Wild Ponies (Doug and Telisha Williams), 7 p.m., WDVX studio, Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St.; broadcast on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Tickets: $10 at WDVX and www.BrownPaperTickets.com. Remaining tickets sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6 p.m. Children 14 and with parent admitted free. Info: WDVX.com.
Teddy Roosevelt Lookalike Contest deadline. Open to men, women, children and dogs; creativity encouraged. Send digital photo no larger than 5mb to email@example.com. A winner and two runners-up will be chosen by Kermit Roosevelt III. The winner will be recognized at the Centennial Conservation Expo on Oct. 12. Seventh Annual Senior Appreciation Picnic hosted by Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., John Tarleton Park, 3201 Division St. Food, fun, mini health fair, entertainment. Bus transportation provided from all Knox County senior centers. FARM Knoxville Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike. Sounds Like Home: A Night of Music from the Cumberlands, featuring Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley, 6 p.m. at Cove Lake State Park, Caryville. Doors open 5 p.m. Tickets: $12.50 advance (louiebluie.org), $15 at the door; free for under 12. Movies on Market Square, “Jurassic Park,” dusk. Bring lawn chair or blanket to sit on; well-behaved dogs welcome. Roux du Bayou, 8 p.m., Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Tickets: $11 at knoxalliance.com/knoxtix.html.
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AARP Driver Safety Class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 6900 Kingston Pike. Info: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. FARM Knoxville Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., parking lot of Ebenezer UMC, 1001 Ebenezer Road. The Dixie Lee Pinnacle Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., Turkey Creek (across from the theater). 6th District Democrats (Karns, Hardin Valley, Powell), 6 p.m., Karns Library, 7516 Oak Ridge Highway. Dr. John Neff will speak on the “National Affordable Health Care Act.” Info: Janice Spoone, 560-0202, or Clay Mulford, 257-6744.
AARP Driver Safety Class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., American Red Cross, 6921 Middlebrook Pike. Info: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. Museum Day Live!, free admission 10 a.m.-4 p.m. East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St., and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, 700 Hall of Fame Drive. Download free tickets at Smithsonian. com/museumday. Capt. W.Y.C. Hannum Chapter #1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 10 a.m., Green Meadow Country Club, 1700 Louisville Road, Alcoa. Brunch 10:30 a.m., $14. Bob Hayes will speak about the diaries of his great-grandfather, the Rev. N.P. Kerr, from the 1860s. Reservations/info: Charlotte Miller, 4486716. Visitors welcome. 7th annual Louie Bluie Music & Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Cove Lake State Park, Caryville. Info: louiebluie.org. $2 person/$5 family donation encouraged. Second annual Cupcakes in the Park, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Krutch Park Extension. East Tennessee’s favorite bakeries will compete for judges’ and people’s choice prizes. Novice adult and child bakers invited to compete in age-speciﬁc categories; entry $25 adult, $15 child; each must bring six regular-sized cupcakes. Attendees can purchase a $5 ticket to get ﬁve mini cupcakes from professional bakeries and one people’s choice vote. Face painting, bounce house, carousel. Info: www. cupcakesinthepark.com or Katie Teesdale, 329-9030 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Oak Ridge Community Orchestra, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge, 1101 Oak Ridge Turn-
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TUESDAY & THURSDAY, SEPT. 24 & 26 International Blues Challenge preliminary rounds, 8 p.m., Whammy Bar Café, 8426 Kingston Pike. Admission: $5. Info: Steve Krempasky, 717-4489532, or Robert Higginbotham, 691-9590.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25 Knoxville Writers’ Group, 11 a.m., Naples, 5500 Kingston Pike. Short-story and novel writer Pamela Schoenewaldt will discuss the challenges of balancing history and ﬁction when writing historical ﬁction. All-inclusive lunch: $12. RSVP by Monday, Sept. 23, to 983-3740. Healthy Living Kitchen gluten-free cooking class with Janet Prince, noon, Suite E-170, UT
pike. Program: excerpts from “The Magic Flute,” “The Barber of Seville” (with cast members from UT’s upcoming presentation) and “Phantom of the Opera.” Free. International Blues Challenge ﬁnals, 3 p.m., Whammy Bar Café, 8426 Kingston Pike. Admission: $5. Info: Steve Krempasky, 717-448-9532, or Robert Higginbotham, 691-9590.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 Blessing of animals worship service, based on ministry of St. Francis of Assisi, 10:30 a.m., First Christian Church courtyard, 211 W. Fifth Ave. Pets or pictures of beloved pets welcome. Greater Knoxville Heart Walk, registration and activities at 2 p.m., walk at 3 p.m., festival lawn at World’s Fair Park. Info: www.greaterknoxvilleheartwalk. org. Children in the Arts, presented by Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble and friends, 2:30 p.m., Tennessee Amphitheater, World’s Fair Park. Singing, dancing, martial arts, music. Admission: $7 adults; one cent for children, at the door. Puppet Theater with Bran Rogers (of Theatre Obsolete), a Wild Thyme Players drop-in acting class for 16 and up, 3-5 p.m., Broadway Academy of Performing Arts, 706 N. Broadway. Fee: $10 ($8 military, seniors and students). Info: 325-9877 or email@example.com. Old Gray Cemetery’s 2013 Lantern and Carriage Tour, 4-7 p.m., 543 N. Broadway. Food, fun, storytelling. Admission: $10 adult, $5 student; additional $5 for carriage ride.
MONDAY, SEPT. 30 Ossoli Circle, Ossoli Clubhouse, 2511 Kingston Pike. 9:45 a.m. fellowship; 10:30 a.m. “Getting the Most Out of Your Medications – Shingles and Moore” presentation by pharmacist Mary Ellen Bond Cox; 11:30 a.m. program “Development and Revitalization in Downtown Knoxville” by David Dewhirst; 12:30 p.m. lunch, then bridge and language class. “Remembering a Hill,” Brown Bag lecture by Julie Paine Fritz, noon, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Fritz will discuss memories of growing up on Bearden Hill in the 1950s. Free. BYO lunch; soft drinks available. Tennessee Shines features Valley Young, 7 p.m., WDVX studio, Knoxville Visitor Center, 301 S. Gay St.; broadcast on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. Tickets: $10, at WDVX and www.BrownPaperTickets. com. Remaining tickets sold at the door, while supplies last. Doors open at 6 p.m. Children 14 and under with a parent admitted free. Info: WDVX.com.
TUESDAY, OCT. 1 Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina cooking class, Holiday in the Paciﬁc Northwest, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 7610 Maynardville Pike. BYO wine. Cost: $50. Register: www. avantisavoia.com or 922-9916. Scott Miller will perform music from “Big Big World,” 7 p.m. at Disc Exchange, 2615 Chapman Highway. Signing follows. Free beer. Info: 573-5710.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2 Knoxville Garden Club meets 10 a.m. at Cherokee Country Club, 5138 Lyons View Pike. Author, gardener and lifestyle expert James Farmer will speak on “A Time to Plant,” based on his new book.. Free and open to the public. Knoxville Founders Day luncheon, noon, The Foundry, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive. State historian Carroll Van West will speak. Proceeds beneﬁt Historic Homes of Knoxville. Tickets: $50 in advance by Sept. 27; at www.knoxtix.com or 523-7543.
THURSDAY, OCT. 3 Knoxville Writers Guild meets 7 p.m. at Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. John O. Hodges will read and discuss his book, “Delta Fragments: The Recollections of a Sharecropper’s Son.” Donation of $2 suggested. Toronto Blue Jays pitcher RA Dickey, who got his start at UT, will speak at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Concord. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. General admission, student and VIP tickets available at www. windingupwithra.com.
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NEWS FROM WEBB SCHOOL OF KNOXVILLE
Webb’s Upper School productions are picked for variety, sophistication, and the chance to make theater fun on both sides of the stage. Recent productions have ranged from large-scale musicals like “The Drowsy Chaperone” (pictured below) and “Jekyll & Hyde” to Ibsen’s classics “Hedda Gabler” and “A Doll’s House” in repertory or an in-theround staging of Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” (pictured left).
Webb’s Upper School theater program: diverse talents, collaboration, real-life experiences take center stage By Scott Hutchinson, Webb School President
ne of the dening characteristics of the Webb Upper School student body is the vast diversity of interests and talents within that student population. Additionally, more often than not, each Upper School student has both a multitude of interests and the willingness to participate in a whole host of classes and activities. Artists who excel at robotics, athletes who devour Hutchinson politics, students interested in international business who are skilled in pottery are all proles present and thriving in Webb’s high school. And no place is that diversity of abilities, interests, and personalities more present and at play than in the theater program. There are three underlying truths that form the foundation of Webb’s Upper School theater program.
■ The first is that theater work is highly collaborative. Productions consist of thousands of details, and it is the corporate efforts of the actors and the crew working together that invariably uncover the best solutions. Not only does this collaborative working model provide the faculty director with a sense of security and thoroughness, but it also generates pride of ownership for everyone involved in the production. From set construction and technical support to dance captains and poster graphics teams, every production-
“. . . no place is that diversity of abilities, interests, and personalities more present and at play than in the theater program.” related challenge is attacked by an incredible mix of collaborators . . . collaborators with different viewpoints, but also with a unied single goal of contributing to the best show possible.
■ The second truth is that the theater program provides innumerable real-life applications for much of the knowledge that is acquired in the classrooms of other disciplines.
Webb Upper School drama students are hard at work rehearsing for Webb’s ambitious fall 2013 musical, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” which will be presented November 2, 3 and 4 in Webb’s Bishop Center auditorium on the Webb School campus. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free and open to the public. Based on Charles Dickens’ unﬁnished novel, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” allows the audience to decide the show’s ending.
Math and history nd their way into set design and period formalities. Science skills aid with setting up complicated, safe special effects. Speaking and writing skills are harnessed to discover nuances in scripts. Art history knowledge conrms scenic details, and athletes test their reexes and strength as they move across the stage. The theater is truly a place on campus where students can combine all of their knowledge into something real and tangible – a successful performance. ■ The third truth is that theater at Webb is for all types of personalities. Sometimes it is assumed that the theater is a repository for extroverts
or people seeking attention. That stereotype could not be further from the truth. Many of the most successful student actors at Webb have been intensely quiet and contemplative when offstage. Conversely, crew members who labor behind the scenes the entire production, immersed in technical aspects, are often gregarious and outwardly very social. Webb’s Upper School theater department has been resoundingly successful over the years for several reasons. Longtime Upper School drama teacher and the director of productions, Patrick McCray, has been a thoughtful, caring, and inspirational mentor to many aspiring actors. Plays are selected based on variety, sophistication, relevance in today’s world or for theatrical or historical signicance, anticipated audience interest, and the particular cast that has been assembled. But most importantly, the department has ourished for years now because it provides a meaningful venue for a wide range of students to work together and apply their talents to a very challenging goal while reaping many rewards in the process.
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Dealing with delirium Appropriate response can make a big difference have to give people if you soothe them with music.” Patients are encouraged to get out of bed as soon as possible, because exercise is known to prevent and lessen delirium. And pain medications are closely monitored, because in many cases they can make delirium worse. As for Seliger’s mother, she ﬁnally returned to her old self once she started physical therapy. “Delirium is not something psychiatry alone can treat, it’s a system-wide problem,” said Quigley. “Treating it involves every part of the hospital, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutrition, pharmacy, all of these people have come together to treat the whole person.”
Tips for caregivers: Delirium is a sudden onset of confusion, typically after an illness, surgery or prescription or illegal drug use. Patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are more prone to delirium episodes as a result of medication changes.
people running around the room. They may be agitated or pull at their lines and tubes.” Older adults are especially at risk of delirium because they’re more sensitive to anesthesia and illnesses. An estimated 30 to 40 percent of elderly hospitalized patients experience delirium at some point during their hospital stays. Delirium can be life threatening, Quigley said. “If confusion lasts a long time, we may never get them back,” said Quigley. “There’s a 50 percent mortality rate with delirium and
an increased risk of overall decline in health.” Patients with delirium tend to recover poorly from surgery, or they never return to prior health. “The longer they have it, the worse it is as well,” said Quigley. “But if we can identify it from the outset, we can treat it.” Parkwest Medical Center recently set up a “Delirium Team,” an interdisciplinary group of managers and administrators who are working together to prevent and treat delirium across the hospital. The hospital also runs a
Senior Behavioral Health unit (see accompanying article), for older patients who need extra help recovering from delirium and other behavioral issues. Throughout Parkwest Medical Center, the staff takes steps to prevent delirium in every medical specialty. For example, as patients come out of surgery, the hospital plays soothing music or the sound of running water. “This calms them and reorients them to night and day,” said Quigley. “You can actually cut down on the amount of medications you
■ Get the patient up and moving as soon as possible after surgery or illness, even to the bathroom or down the hall. Exercise helps clear confusion. ■ Make sure the patient has his or her hearing aides, glasses and anything else he or she needs to communicate and interact with people. ■ Remind the patient with visual and verbal clues about his or her life. Provide family photos, calendars, favorite music and television shows, and familiar visitors. Ask: What day is it? Where are you? ■ Keep an eye on all medications, as many pain medicines can trigger delirium. Keep a written record of any interactions or side effects of medications.
Senior Behavioral Unit at Parkwest The mind and body are one, but when they’re both fragile, they need specialized care. At Parkwest Medical Center, senior patients who have both medical and psychological needs can receive specialized treatment in the 16-bed Senior Behavioral Unit, located in a quiet wing of the hospital. “The senior behavioral unit is for patients with psychosocial and medical needs, ages 55 and older,” said Rona Womack, nurse manager for the unit. “Our patients have delirium, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, delusions, suicidal ideation and changes in their behaviors,” said Womack. “They also have medical needs. We are staffed with Rona Womack, R.N. registered nurses and certiﬁed nursing assistants to provide for medical needs, and psychiatrists to help with behavioral needs.” “We all have a very big heart for these people,” said Dr. Kimberly Quigley, a psychiatrist at Parkwest Medical Center, who said that delirium patients (see accompanying article), are among the most frequent patients in the unit. “Delirium patients are very Kimberly Quigley, M.D. difﬁcult to place institutionally. At the Behavioral Health Unit, we can often improve their confusion and
get them into a skilled lying in bed all day.” nursing facility or get Social workers them stable enough to and case managers send them home with help support patients’ caregivers.” families and plan for On March 1, the Befuture care. havioral Health Unit “We’re treating at Parkwest became the whole family dypart of Peninsula namic,” said Womack, Hospital, an inpatient “because when you mental health and have a loved one who alcohol/drug crisis Nurses at the Behavioral Health Unit at Parkwest develops dementia stabilization hospital are trained to take care of both medical and be- or other psychosocial in Louisville. Joining havioral issues. The Unit is a part of Peninsula problems, it’s very forces between medi- Hospital, an inpatient mental health and alcohol/ distressing to those cal and psychiatric drug crisis stabilization hospital in Louisville. Join- families. hospitals means bet- ing forces between medical and psychiatric hos“I think we’re such ter care for both body pitals means better care for both body and mind. a great specialty unit. and mind. We treat the mental “If Peninsula papart of it and the medtients have acute and chronic medical needs, ical part, a lot of units aren’t able to do both,” we’re better equipped to handle that,” said Womack added. Womack. “We can easily transfer to a medical Referrals to the Senior Behavioral Unit at ﬂoor or operating room if necessary.” Parkwest are made by a patient’s primary care Average stays in Parkwest’s Behavioral physician. Admissions are voluntary or by conHealth Unit are about a week, said Womack, al- sent of a person legally appointed as a power of though some people stay 30 to 45 days. For lon- attorney or conservator over the patient. ger stays, there is an active recreational therapy “Our nurses are trained to take care of both program. medical and behavioral issues,” said Womack. “Recreational therapy gets patients ac- “When our patients have serious delusions or tively involved in exercises and games that delirium, our staff recognizes their need for help them focus better,” said Womack. “They psychosocial care. We are unique because we play Bingo, have movie nights and have other offer that specialty to the community.” games that get them active. We bring all our For more information, contact the Senior patients into the day room so they’re not just Behavioral Unit at 865-373-1745.
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What started as a routine hip fracture surgery turned into a longer hospital stay with serious complications. In November 2011, New York Times writer Susan Seliger described how her 85-year-old mother, “lucid and whip smart,” awoke from hip surgery just ﬁne but within 24 hours had developed hallucinations and anxiety so severe the staff diagnosed “hospital delirium.” “Things quickly spiraled out of control,” wrote Seliger. “She tried to rip off her oxygen mask and IV tubes. She frantically tugged at the sheets and her skimpy hospital gown. Like the aged Lady Macbeth, she kept saying: ‘We have to clean this up! Clean this mess!’ ” Delirium is a sudden brain dysfunction that affects an estimated 10 to 20 percent of hospital patients and 80 percent of intensive care patients, according to the Association of Critical Care Nurses. “Delirium can be very sudden, coming on within an hour or days after an illness or medical event,” said Dr. Kimberly Quigley, a psychiatrist at Parkwest Medical Center. Delirium most often follows infection, surgery, a drug reaction or drug and alcohol abuse. “Delirium is just a change in someone’s ability to be aware of their environment because of an acute medical illness,” said Quigley. “It’s very scary seeing your family member go through delirium. They may talk about green
B-2 • SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 • Shopper news
A very crafty woman
Gladys Glad Gl adys ys D Davis avis av is o off Fo Foun Fountain unta taiin in City just can’t wait to get out of bed in the morning and start on her latest project. Sometimes it’s very early in the morning, practically the middle of the night. “What am I going to do, lie there counting sheep?” asks Gladys, who usually clocks her nightly sack time at four hours or less. “There’s so much to do! I quit counting sheep a long time ago.” Gladys Davis is 92. Her all-consuming passion is handiwork of all types – many that you’ve probably never heard of. Her specialty is bobbin lace. “It’s a very old art,” she says, as she gently manipulates delicate threads into an intricate pattern. “Hardly anyone does this anymore. It’s very slow. I used to teach it, and at one time I had about 30 pupils.” Born in Webster, S.D., Gladys and her family moved to Burbank, Calif., when she was eight in order for her father – a Norwegian immigrant – to continue his work building airplane propellers. “One day a 90-year-old Belgian woman came to my school in North Hollywood and offered to teach lessons in bobbin lace for free. I’ve always liked anything that had to do with crafts, so I signed up. “I made a yard of lace in that first class. What my mother did with it, I don’t know. I’ve looked for it. I’d like to have it.” Her ingenuity with her hands took other forms, too. “I got an apple crate and attached old metal skates to it. Then I had a homemade scooter! All the neighbor-
Carol’s Corner hood boys were jealous.” One of those boys – Carl Davis, a Tennessean who occasionally visited his uncle in the house next to Gladys’ family – took note of that very special gal. “Carl would come over to visit,” she says with a twinkle in her eye. “It took him three weeks to convince me that I had to come back to Tennessee with him.” The couple eloped, but “I didn’t tell anybody – I was afraid it would be a bad influence for the teenagers.” Carl soon began his 30year career as an electrician for KUB. Meanwhile, Gladys got busy at the craft table. And stayed busy. She’s an expert at a seemingly endless list of crafts. In addition to bobbin lace, she does smocking and sewing, porcelain doll-making, rosemaling (Scandinavian painted-flower art,) bookbinding, hardanger (Scandinavian) embroidery and scratchboard, but her capacity for creativity is boundless. Coming across several old unwanted wooden cigar boxes, Gladys made hand-decorated, meticulously organized sewing kits out of them. Her studio in the home she shares with her son and his wife is bursting with examples of her creativity, and she sees artistic potential
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A finished piece of bobbin lace, made into a medallion
Gladys Davis demonstrates the craft of bobbin lace.
The setup includes wooden bobbins, a pillow and straight pins. everywhere she looks. “My son brought me this rock,” she says, “and he asked, ‘Mom, what can you do with this?’ I said ‘That’s an Indian moccasin if ever I saw one.’ “I’m into colored pencils right now,” she continues, displaying containers full of the brightly-colored implements, “and of course I’ve got a computer and printer. I like to use those for designing greeting cards.”
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TOYOTA Highlander Ltd. 2007, 4WD, every opt., 89K mi, exc cond, clean car Harley Davidson Softtail CARDINAL 32' Lawn-Garden Equip. 190 fax, $18,200 obo. 8652010, 15k mi, 5th wheel, immaculate. Deluxe 206-3222 & chrome, showrm. $14,600. blk 52" Skags walk-behind In Dandridge. cond. $15,000 /bo. 688-4674 Call 219-796-6079. hydro, $2750/b.o. 48" ***Web ID# 305737*** 262 Skaggs walk behind Yamaha Roadstar 1600 Imports hydro. $2400/b.o. 455-0475 COUGAR 5TH WHEEL 2001, 13K mi, custom Cobra, extremely nice, ACURA TL 2007, sunrf, 28', 1 slide 2003, exc. loaded. $3950/bo. 865leather, loaded, $14,000 plus hitch & 518-1431; 304-860-3102 Music Instruments 198 cond., obo. Must sell. 865rails, misc. equip. 806-0322; 310-2804 $10,000. 865-922-7990. ***Web ID# 302110*** HAMMOND S6 ORGAN, BMW 330ci 2005 Conv. w /spkr & bench HOLIDAY RAMBLER Sports M Pkg, 5th Wheel 2005, super Vans seat, 9 music books. 256 NAV, 18" Wheels, Gray, slide. Exc. cond. $400. 865-938-2018 Sport HK, xclean, $15,500. 865-680-8347 $16,500. 865-335-8771 Honda Odyssey 2010 after 6 pm. Touring, handicap, Household Furn. 204 Northgate RVCenter fully loaded, 18K mi, BMW 750iL 2001, exc New & Pre-Owned units cond, silver, 103K mi, $32,900. 423-295-5393 BIG SALE! We can also help you sell leather seats, upgraded your RV on consignment HONDA ODYSSEY B & C MATTRESS, nav., backup camera, 2012 EXL, leather, Full $99, Queen, $125, northgaterv.com sat. radio, $10,760. sunroof, 25k mi, King, $199. Pillow Top. or give us a call at 865-588-6250 M-F 8-5. $23,500. 423-295-5393 865-805-3058. 865-984-5953 ***Web ID# 303447***
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HONDA ACCORD CERAMIC TILE in1997, 4 dr, AT, 95k stallation. Floors/ mi, great mpg, walls/ repairs. 33 $3450. 865-335-2283 yrs exp, exc work! ***Web ID# 304030*** John 938-3328 HONDA ACCORD 2012 EX 4 dr., sun- Guttering 333 roof, 27k mi, $16,900. 423-295-5393 HAROLD'S GUTTER SERVICE. Will clean KIA AMANTE 2004 front & back $20 & up. $6,800, 92K mi., well Quality work, guaranmaint., all power, teed. Call 288-0556. Non-smkr. 865-599-9632 MERCEDES 1988 560 SL. 126k mi, near Painting / Wallpaper 344 mint cond. Incl. tops. Red w/blk PILGRIM PAINTING leather int. $14,000 Serving Knoxville for 20 Yrs Commercial & /b.o. 865-992-0386 Residential InteToyota Camry LE 2007, rior/Exterior Paintgreat cond, loaded, ing, Pressure Washsharp, 2009 eng, 48K ing, Staining, mi, $12,700. 865-556-9162 Drywall & Carpentry FREE ESTIMATES TOYOTA COROLLA S 291-8434 2003, 1 Owner, loaded, Pilgrimpainting.net 111K mi, good cond. $7,300. 865-556-9162
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CHRYSL. PROWLER 2002, yellow, 3K mi, $36,000. 423-744-7773 Corvette Convertible 50th Anniversary 2003. 1 owner, all opt., newer tires with ~ 2,000 mi. on them, 50th Anniversary ext. & int. colors, 43,000 mi. Asking $27,500. Call Tim at 330-283-2794. ***Web ID# 303646*** MUSTANG GT 1991, immaculate, 9300 mi, photos available. $18,000. 865-310-2532
Buick Century 1999 Ltd., 106K mi, all power, extremely nice, $4450. 865-643-7103 CADILLAC DEVILLE 2004, 1 owner, runs & looks great, $2990. 865-579-1307. CADILLAC STS 2007, all options incl. s/rf 87K mi., silver, ^ $11,500. 865-680-2656. FORD ASPIRE 1997, 3 dr, 5 spd, 4 cyl. FWD. 34/42 mpg, new battery /tune up. 865-588-1010
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COURT ORDERED AUCTION Saturday October 12 • 10Am 421 Claiborne Ave • Cumberland Gap, TN 37724
ARTHUR COMMUNITY This Is One Of The Nicest Farms Located In Claiborne County. The property has a varied elevation with a meandering creek. A great ﬁnd for recreation or cattle farm.
We are proud to offer at Auction The
DIRECTIONS: Hwy 33 North (Maynardville Hwy), To 25E, To Cumberland Gap Pky, Left onto 63W (Scenic West), right onto Arthur Road, 3rd Right Onto Claiborne Ave To Sign On Property. TERMS: Personal property cash day of sale, sold as is, 10%buyers premium. Real Estate: 10% deposit day of sale, sold as is, 10 day period for lead-base paint begins September 10 2013. Sale is exempt from Tennessee residental property disclosure. Closing 30 days from court approva. The auction of real property shall be pursuant to the rules of the chancery court sales.
HALLS/GIBBS – Well-maintained rancher w/ level, 1-acre tract. Hdwd flooring, updated cabs, LR + den & FP, tiled BA, oversized 2-car gar, (dbl doors), convrete driveway w/lots of turn-a-round space, metal bldg for more car/ storage, etc. $114,900 MLS#849693
< GIBBS – All brick condo, hardwoods in foyer and great room, dining area, cathedral ceilings, pretty FP, 2BRs on main, bonus could be 3rd BR. Covered front & back porches, huge kitchen with S/S appl, walk-in laundry, FHA approved. $139,900 MLS#839430
Rhonda Vineyard 218-1117
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It Has Been In The Family For Over 100 Years and is in the 7th generation of ownership. This phenomenal farm offers 112 acres of great farm land for cattle to graze or to have that garden you always wanted. This is a one-of-a-kind farm you don’t ﬁnd this everyday. Included In the farm is a very nice brick rancher home with attached 2-car carport; storage shed. 3 Very nice barns andhay quonset hut, additional 2-car carport , extra well & septic on property. Original home is still located on the property. 3BR & 2BA, carpet ﬂoors in all rooms except kit has laminate ﬂooring, very large BRs with over-sized closets, very nice kit/Dining combo w/island in kitchen, brick wood-burning FP in kit/dining combo. Over-sized laundry w/lots of strg. Sun rm leads out to the 2-car carport att to home w/strg shed. All the comforts of central H&A, that can be converted easily to propane. Built in 1969. Very nice fenced-in area around house. This inviting farm offers 3 big barns that can be used for just about anything that you could need. 2 automatic waterers for cattle and a quonset hut for hay and feeding also has a squeeze shute that is concreted in. This picturesque 112 Acres is convenienly located only mins to Lincoln Memorial University & Norris Lake. Quaint views from every point located on the property.
GIBBS – Beautiful 3.16 acres (level) w/ views! All brick rancher w/hdwds, FR + additional den area (23x14), sunroom, roof & H&A (2013). Updated windows, immaculate inside & out. 50x60 heated gar, kit, full BA, laundry, workshop areas. Mostly fenced. $259,900 MLS#856517
COMING UMMER 2013 StartingSAt $89,900
It’s the experience that counts!
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It’s the experience that counts!
HALLS! Regency Heights. $279,900. A remarkable renovation right out of HGTV! Gorgeous gourmet kit w/trey ceiling, granite tops, S/S appl. inc. wine cooler & SS fridge & gas range, open LR,DR & kit, sep. FR w/brick FP all w/ hrdwd ﬂrs, huge 29.6x15.6 screened porch, 4 large BRs with W/I closets w/ built-ins, laundry rm on main, new carpet & fresh paint, spacious side-entry 2-car gar, huge, level lot w/shade trees & prof. landscaping & patio ! S/D borders golfcourse @ BBCC (membership necessary to use). MLS # 861961
KARNS! $164,900 – In the heart of Karns! Mostly Brick Ranch w/fresh int paint & new crpt, 3BR/2BA, gorgeous open ranch plan on level, fenced lot w/ approx 1622 SF. Covered patio! Greatroom w/bayed picture window, brick FP w/gas logs and DR opens to kit w/white cabs, oversized master w/alcove for TV. Master BA has soaking tub and W/I shwr, W/I closet, 3/4 of attic space is ﬂoored for extra strg, roof and HVAC are 1 year old. Small tucked away S/D just off Oak Ridge Hwy. Short distance to schools. MLS # 854822
NORWOOD! $119,900 Updated, Mostly brick bsmt ranch w/ comm pool within walking distance.Reﬁnished hdwd ﬂrs on main, 4BR/2.5BA, new crpt & paint! Sep LR & den on main w/FP, rec room in ﬁn bsmnt w/BR and full BA down and sep entrance. Laundry room , updated kit w/ tile ﬂrs, new cabs, tops and appl inc fridge. Huge level fenced backyard. Extra parking! MLS # 860038
NORTH! CONDO! $103,900! Why Pay Rent? Roomy condo in small, onestreet S/D - only 18 home sites! 2 master BRs each w/full BA. Spacious vaulted greatroom w/corner FP. Fully-Equipped, eat-in kit w/breakfast bar and breakfast room open to greatroom, Large Deck for entertaining! Conv. to Downtown & West Knoxville, Oak Ridge & Clinton! MLS # 852444
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If you are interested in a reverse mortgage loan, you should be aware that the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program will be changing signiﬁcantly on September 28, 2013, resulting in: • Lower available cash to the borrower • Limitations on initial disbursements in the ﬁrst 12 months • Higher initial mortgage insurance premiums It’s still not too late to take advantage of today’s HECM program if you submit a signed application and an approved HUD counseling certiﬁcate to First Choice Lending Services, LLC by September 28, 2013. Call me today so I can explain the steps you need to take to meet the application deadline and ensure you’re locked into the current program structure.
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B-4 • SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 • BEARDEN Shopper news
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‘A change for me’ Knoxville woman’s experience highlights importance of self-exams With a strong family history of breast cancer, Verondelia “Ronni” Chandler of Knoxville is careful about her health. “Even if you do everything you can do, things happen, so what is in my power to do, I do,” Chandler said. “My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at 38. She had a radical mastectomy, but at age 48 it returned and metastasized.” Since her mother struggled with breast cancer, Chandler has been faithful in getting regular screenings for herself. In the spring of 2012, she was doing her monthly breast selfexam and noticed a lump. “It was really tiny, a knot about the size of a small pea,” she said. “But because I regularly do my self-exams, I knew this was a change for me. In fact, when I followed up with my doctor, she couldn’t even find it!” Mammography screening and a biopsy at Thompson Cancer Survival Center confirmed that Chandler had DCIS (ductal carcinoma in sutu), which is one of the earliest stages of breast cancer. Chandler had the lump removed at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and returned to Thompson for radiation treat- After surgery for breast cancer at Fort Sanders Regional, Ronni Chandler set sail on a family reunion cruise to the ments. Bahamas. She also participated in Thompson’s Healing Touch When her treatments were Chandler said. And, she also continues to Therapy Program. Today Chandler is cancer-free enjoy her family and appreciate “Healing Touch is kind of like finished – about two months in light touch massage. It’s a stress all – she took Thompson’s can- and back at work on the lead- each day. “I am married to my high reducer, a relaxation tech- cer transition class. “It focuses ership team of Project Grad of nique,” said Chandler. “I have a on living beyond treatment, with Knoxville. She also volunteers school sweetheart (Timothy really busy life, and so Healing exercise, nutrition, emotional with Girl Talk Inc., a nonprofit Chandler), and we celebrated Touch was a wonderful stress wellness, just a lot of different that builds confidence in teen- our 35th anniversary this year,” factors of preventative health,” age girls in the area. she said. “I have a granddaughmanagement strategy.”
Easy breast self-exam Studies have shown that anywhere from 12 to 41 percent of breast cancer tumors are found by women themselves. That’s why it’s important to know what’s normal for your own body through regular breast self-exams (BSE). It’s not hard to do BSE. Here’s how: ■ Do BSE once a month at a consistent time of the month, since breasts tend to change during the menstrual cycle. ■ Look in the mirror for shape, color, swelling, redness, dimpling or nipple changes, or signs of ﬂuid coming out of one or both nipples. ■ Raise your arms and look in the mirror for the same changes. ■ Feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel the left and the left hand to feel the right. Use a circular motion about the size of a quarter using the pads of your ﬁngers. Cover the entire breast top to bottom, side to side, from your collarbone to the top of your abdomen, and armpit to cleavage. Squeeze the nipple and check for discharge. ■ Use light, medium and then ﬁrm pressure to make sure you’re feeling all the way through each portion of the tissue. ■ Do the same pattern of checking while standing and leaning over. Many women ﬁnd it easiest to do this step in the shower with soapy hands.
ter and I’m appreciating being here to enjoy her life. I’m active in ministry at First AME Zion Church, so I have a rich wonderful life.” Her experience with breast cancer has made Chandler more dedicated than ever to doing breast self-exams and getting screened regularly with mammography. She urges other women to do the same. An estimated 12 to 41 percent of breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump themselves, studies have shown. “Start today with monthly self-checks,” she said. “Ask your nurse or doctor or Google ‘breast self-exam’ if you’re not sure how. But do it. And if you feel something, don’t panic. It may be nothing. Even if it is, early detection gives you great treatment options. And it could just save your life. And for anyone facing breast cancer, Chandler said Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Thompson Cancer Survival Center provide excellent care. “They were outstanding,” said Chandler. “They were very caring professionals. They made me feel like they cared about me. With my amazing team at Thompson’s, I am living beyond cancer, feeling great, and very grateful and blessed to see each new day. “I thank God for them every day,” she said. For more information on the oncology services available at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, call 865-673-FORT.
Steady advice about breast cancer Media headlines are full of conﬂicting information about when and how often women should be screened for breast cancer. Several recent studies have questioned the effectiveness of annual mammograms and monthly breast self-exam (BSE). But the medical community is not in agreement. The bottom line is that more research needs to be done to determine why some breast tumors are so much more aggressive than others. In the meantime, most physicians say they advocate for traditional screening schedules. “We support the recommendation of the American Cancer Society and the American College of Radiology that a woman over the age of 40 should have annual mammograms. And, they should know how their breasts look and feel normally and report any changes,” said Fort Sanders radiologist Dr. Gayle Roulier. “Breast self-exam is also an op-
Roulier said tion for women she is a fan of starting in their 20s,” she added. regular breast Women with self-exams. a known genetic “Finding early risk or strong breast cancer family hisis often about tory of the disnoticing small ease should be changes in the screened at an breast tissues, earlier age. “We and so every have two genetic woman should counselors here know what her that can help breast tissue women deterfeels like,” she mine their famsaid. ily history and Dr. Gayle Roulier, Board Certified “It’s not risk,” said Rou- Mammography Radiologist really about lier. feeling lumps, “I personally but rather it’s would just encourage women to about feeling changes, noticing ask questions when they come. what’s different for you.” If they have questions for me, I’ll spend time talking with them. To schedule a mammogram, call I would urge women to become the Thompson Comprehensive proactive in their care and unBreast Center, a department of derstand what breast health is all Fort Sanders Regional Medical about in their personal situation.” Center, at 865-541-1624.
CENTER OF EXCELLENCE: ONCOLOGY Fort Sanders Regional and Thompson Cancer Survival Center provide the region’s most comprehensive cancer care. From diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation, we offer care options not available anywhere else in our region. Working together to provide the best patient care that’s Regional Excellence!
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