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Bike riding not for timid

Everybody knows the benefits of exercise, and many would agree that bike riding is the most exhilarating and challenging way to work up a sweat. It’s also educational, and I’ve put together a list of lessons learned from a recent bicycle outing. Feel free to benefit from them.

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Coffee Break Sometimes indulging your creative nature takes some creativity. Erin Morgan Lovely, a 2001 Farragut High School graduate, found her love of painting and art leading her to a different career from what she expected: Owning her own hair salon. The result was The Art Room, Erin’s own salon in the Cedar Bluff area.

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Miracle Maker Hardin Valley Academy teacher Tim Lee has organized a team of 62 peer tutors to work with special education students. He says it benefits both groups. The most important education Lee had in preparation for his career took place at home when he was a child, first in Nashville and then in Corryton.

Missouri, SEC East leader, is the surprise of the season. At the end of 2012, there was talk of firing the coach of the Tigers, Gary Robin Pinkel. He was said to be distant, distressed, distracted, discombobulated and disengaged. What a difference a year makes. Read Marvin West on A-5

Carol Z On a recent Friday night, some of the best folks on the planet got together for a party. At the center was someone very special.

UT ghosts make the grade By Wendy Smith Given the number of students who have lived at the University of Tennessee since it moved to its present location in 1826, it’s no surprise that a few have never gone home. And that’s not a reference to postdoctoral students. Like the rest of Knoxville, the university has an oral history of ghostly figures, pets and even smells that could cause freshmen to sprint to their dorms after evening classes. “UT has a long, rich history, so it’s no wonder there are some ghost stories that have been told and retold over the years,” says Amy Blakely, assistant director of media and internal relations at UT. “Betsey Creekmore, retired vice chancellor and noted UT historian, was able to give us a rundown of the haunted tales. It’s fun the revisit those stories during the Halloween season.” One of those is the story of “Evening Primrose,” who supposedly haunts the historic Hoskins Library at 1400 Cumberland Ave. She is blamed for unexplained footsteps, falling books and elevators that move without riders. But she is also credited with leaving behind the scent of fresh-baked cornbread, so she isn’t all bad.

No one remembers the true identity of Primrose, but she is rumored to have passed away while researching her dissertation. A large dog with fangs and glowing red eyes is said to guard UT’s famous Hill, and its mournful howl has resulted in calls to the campus police department, according to Creekmore. The dog is thought to be Bonita, the beloved pet of UT professor and benefactor Lawrence Tyson and his wife, Bettie. The dog is buried at the Tysons’ 19th century home, which now houses the UT Office of Alumni Affairs. The house itself is said to be inhabited by a spirit who walks the halls and turns on the lights. A group of eight Union soldiers is sometimes seen looking over maps in a grassy area next to Perkins Hall, which houses the College of Engineering’s administrative offices. Their graves were reportedly disturbed when the foundations for Barbara Blount Hall were dug in 1900. They were reburied elsewhere, but the soldiers wandered Blount Hall until the building was razed in 1979. Shortly after, they began to appear in the nearby courtyard. A young man dressed in 1930sera garb sometimes joins students

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as they climb the steps on the Hill, but he keeps his head down and doesn’t acknowledge his companions. He is thought to be the ghost of a student who shot himself after being jilted by his true love. According to the tale, a gaping wound would

A ghost called Evening Primrose is rumored to haunt the historic Hoskins Library on Cumberland Avenue. She is one of several haints that have been reported on the University of Tennessee campus over the years. Photo by Wendy Smith

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Showcasing what’s new at Knoxville Montessori School By Anne Hart

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What a difference a year makes

October 28, 2013


Knoxville Montessori School on Kingston Pike is instantly recognizable by its Tudor architecture featuring a central tower and slate roof. Recent interior renovations have preserved historic features while adding better function and access. Photos by Anne Hart

Alumni, friends and parents of prospective students were all on hand Saturday for a community open house that showcased recent remodeling at Knoxville Montessori School (KMS) and also offered a preview of improvements still on the drawing board. Designed by Barber McMurry architects as a private residence in 1927, the distinctive Tudor building adjacent to Western Plaza on Kingston Pike has seen small renovation projects over the years

and a major one in 2011 after a hailstorm destroyed the school’s elegant slate roof, but nothing has been quite as significant as the recent improvements to the school’s interior. KMS operations director Charlie Biggs, members of the board of directors and teachers proudly greeted visitors in the new primary classrooms and other areas that are now more accessible and functional. Local architect Elizabeth Eason To page A-6

City says go slow in neighborhoods By Betty Bean Most Scott Avenue residents don’t have driveways, so they park on the street. The big problem with that used to be caused by speeders cutting through Old North Knoxville from Central Avenue, dinging parked cars along the way. That doesn’t happen as much since the city installed the traffic calming circle at the intersection of Scott and Cornelia, says Amy Broyles, who lives a few doors west of Cornelia. The circle’s concrete curb is chipped and scarred from being run over, but it’s safer to park on the street now. Her neighbor Beth Booker showed up at the John T. O’Connor Center for the last of a series of five meetings about neighborhood traffic problems last week and told city officials that Old North’s problems aren’t yet solved. “The traffic circle is not a panacea,” she said. “We have 16 kids


under age 10 in a two- block area. Don’t lose track of us because we already have some stuff. Don’t feel like we’re done.” Jamie Rowe is tired of having cars go airborne into the field next to her house in the 4200 block of Tazewell Pike. Last month, a man was killed in a one-car crash two blocks west. “People just don’t realize the road is narrow through there. The speed limit’s 40, and I still think it’s too high,” she said. “They’re going 60-65. We had a car hit an ambulance in July. They fly through there and pass on the yellow line.” Some 50 residents of a dozen city neighborhoods, including Island Home, Edgewood Park, Lonsdale, Linden Avenue, Fairmont, Delrose Drive and Parkridge, joined Rowe To page A-6 Aiden and Avery Parkey are two of the 16 kids who live in a two-block stretch of Scott Avenue near the traffic calming circle installed by the city of Knoxville to deter speeders. Photo by Betty Bean


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Coffee Break


If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I trust too easily. I take people at face value and believe what they tell me to be true. I’m a very upfront and honestto-a-fault kind of person, so I imagine I’m getting the same in return. That doesn’t always work out well for me.

What is your passion? I make anything I’m working on at that moment my passion. Whether it is training for a race, painting, making jewelry, photography, hair or renovating the house, I am totally into whatever I am working on.

With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch?

Erin Morgan Lovely

Sometimes indulging your creative nature takes some creativity. Erin Morgan Lovely, a 2001 Farragut High School graduate, found her love of painting and art leading her to a different career from what she expected: Owning her own hair salon. “I was in college with a focus on graphic design and studio art,” explains Erin. “I have always loved paintings and drawing, but sitting behind a computer doing graphic design was just too stagnant for me. I wanted to be able to talk to people, to interact and have fun, but still be creative.” The result was The Art Room, Erin’s own salon in the Cedar Bluff area. The salon is part of Saah Salon Suites, 8915 George Williams Rd. “The concept is one that is growing,” says Erin. “We all have our own business, and we rent our own room at Saah Salon. We do our own decorating, set our own hours, but have very little overhead.” The atmosphere is wonderful, says Erin. “I work with the happiest people in the industry. There is no tension, no unhappiness. Everyone here is his or her own boss.” Color and cut is Erin’s specialty, which is what feeds her creative spirit. Looking around her space also makes her happy, as her own paintings provide the backdrop for The Art Room. “I have been doing hair now for about seven years, and it is going well. Being able to set my own hours and work my own schedule is important to me.” The importance of that independence was one of the things that spurred her jump into The Art Room, which opened in late April. Erin, who is married to Jack Lovely, wanted to be free to help her sister-in-law, Leah Lovely, as she battled cancer. “We are very close, and when she was diagnosed, she wanted me to be with her for treatments and support. I have the freedom to do that and still have my career.” Things are about to get even busier for the Lovelys. Erin and Jack, who have been married for four years, are expecting their first child, a boy, in March. “I strive for balance in my life, and I know that will be even more important,” says the expectant mother. “I love doing hair, plus I do voice-overs for McDonald’s television and radio commercials, and I would like to paint more. Life is very busy, but I know it’s about to get busier!” Her support system is in place, says Erin. “My husband has been incredible, and the family is ready to help.”

Hands down, Ellen DeGeneres. She is the funniest human being on the planet.

Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why? My husband, Jack. I have grown up so much since I met him seven and a half years ago and have learned so much about myself. He’s an incredible person, and I am a lucky girl.

I still can’t quite get the hang of …

Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Erin Morgan Lovely:

Playing guitar. I really want to learn to play. Maybe it’s my lack of patience.

What is your favorite quote from TV or a movie?

What is the best present you ever received in a box?

I like just about any line from “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

What are you guilty of?

My engagement ring

What is the best advice your mother ever gave you? “Walk into a room like you own it!”

Worrying. I worry too much and about everything.

What is your favorite material possession?

What is your social media of choice? Facebook

Can I count my cats? Bella Bean and Stewart Peabody are precious to me!

What is the worst job you have ever had?

What are you reading currently?

I worked at Abercrombie when I was in college for about a week. Once I realized that I had to pick up after people and fold clothes, I was done.

My husband and I are expecting our first child in March, so I am currently reading “The Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy.”

What was your most embarrassing moment? I was dating this guy in high school, and he asked me to come over to his house. He gave me directions, and I pull onto the street, see his car in the driveway and park. I went up to the front door, rang the doorbell, and a woman answers, who gives me a strange look. I figured he didn’t tell his parents I was coming over, so I ask, “Is Josh home?” She said, “No, he stepped out for a minute, but he should be back anytime.” She invited me in, and, as I wandered around the living room, I began to look at family pictures. Not a single one of them had my Josh in them. I was at the wrong house, but at house where a Josh lived who had the same car as the boy I was dating. I left as soon as I figured it out. It was so embarrassing!

What are the top three things on your bucket list? I want to go sky diving, shark diving and run a marathon.

What is one word others often use to describe you? Funny. I tend to turn into an idiot around people.

What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon and why? “Rugrats.” My sister and I loved anything on Nickelodeon, but “Rugrats” was a favorite. We loved the twins, Phil and Lil.

What irritates you? A constant noise like tapping, chewing, clicking of a pen, nose whistle. Drives me crazy.

What’s one place in Farragut everyone should visit? Apple Cake Tea Room

What is your greatest fear? Deep, open, dark water.

If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be? If I had the money, I would buy tickets to Greece and go! It can be your neighbor, club leader, bridge partner, boss, father, teacher – anyone you think would be interesting to Farragut Shopper-News readers. Email suggestions to Sherri Gardner Howell, gardners@tds.net. Include contact info if you can.

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Look no further than UPSTAIRS’ impressive offerings to find that perfect gift. Their helpful staff can guide you to the best fit for that special friend, teacher, or hostess; they will even wrap your package in a decorative bag or with beautiful paper so that it is ready to be delivered to that very special someone. Forgot that one last gift? No problem! Just call the store and one of their associates will be happy to assist and can have the package shipped for your convenience.


D ECORATIONS a beautiful selection of French wired ribbons that will last for years! During this event, Nashville jewelry designer Mary Wallace of Mary James Jewelry will present a trunk show of her one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces. Mary uses historic medals and awards mixed with sterling

brass, mixed with semi-precious stones to create a luxe gold look that is both fashion forward and timeless. She has been featured in Vogue several times, and we are happy to represent her in Knoxville. There is also a beautiful collection of South Sea, Tahitian, and freshwater pearls from Nashville designer Vincent Peach.

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Learning from the school of bike Everybody knows the benefits of exercise, and many would agree that bike riding is the most exhilarating and challenging way to work up a sweat. It’s also educational, and I’ve put together a list of lessons learned from a recent bicycle outing. Feel free to benefit from them. ■ While biking, if you encounter a change in pavement level, it’s important to approach it directly, rather than from the side. ■ If you think you might end up in Third Creek, you will be grateful if your bike stops, even if it’s because you run into a fence post. ■ If you think you might end up in Third Creek, but don’t, you will be so happy that you may not notice a

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serious injury. ■ If your medical professional friend tells you to get an X-ray, get an X-ray. ■ Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic has a walk-in clinic from 4-8 p.m. Monday thru Thursday. ■ There’s a little bone in your wrist called the scaphoid. If it gets fractured, your doctor will apply a cast that extends from a few inches below the elbow to the tip of the thumb. It heals slowly, so expect to wear the cast

for several weeks. ■ Two fully operational thumbs enable a person to open jars, boxes and Ziploc bags, get dressed, operate a blow dryer, eat while driving, type, send text messages and countless other daily tasks. ■ One thumb is a poor substitute for two thumbs. These may sound like painful lessons, but the big picture is that a temporary physical setback is nothing compared to a permanent one. Plus, after I’ve had the opportunity to wear a cast in each color offered by my friendly orthopedist, I’ll never take my left hand for granted. Not being able to wash dishes until after Christmas is pretty sweet, too.

Smokey explores the jungle

West Knox native John Lacey got the idea for his new children’s book, “Smokey Tails: Smokey and the Southeastern Jungle,” while he was a student at the University of Tennessee. But he didn’t get around to writing the book until he had children of his own. His kids, Campbell and Liam, and his wife, Liz, were with Lacey when he debuted his book at the Cherokee Country Club last week. It tells the tale of a bluetick hound that braves the Southeastern Jungle in search of a magical golden bone. On the way, he encounters such foes as a grumpy bulldog and an angry elephant. You get the picture.

BEARDEN NOTES ■ 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, 2020304.

Jill Mize, Pam Carr, Kristi Bailes and Elizabeth Cross check out the silent auction items at “BBQ, Blue Grass and Boots.”

Montessori school designed open floor plans that feature new flooring, extensive cabinetry, energy efficient lighting and new windows and doors that allow more natural light and natural ventilation. A new hallway lined with storage cubbyholes improves access throughout the building. In the original parts of the structure, existing hardwood floors have been refinished. In other areas, vinyl and carpeting have been replaced with hardwood. There are also new restrooms for students, staff and visitors which offer water-conserving plumb-

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ing fi xtures. Not visible to visitors is the additional insulation in walls and under floors which will make the entire facility more energy efficient. The staff kitchen and break room have been updated and a central recycling location added. As KMS board president Tonya DeGuira said, “The renovations are beautiful and will enhance the amazing education our children are receiving. It’s a wonderful time to be part of the KMS community!” To help pay for its building and future play-

Go slow and Booker at the meeting to have their say. Their suggestions, along with those gleaned from the other four meetings, will be passed on to members of Mayor Madeline Rogero’s staff who will develop a residential traffic safety policy to be published before the 2014 budget hearings. “Mayor Rogero pledged to do a top-to-bottom review of the city’s traffic calming policy,” said Office of Neighborhoods director David Massey. “Our definition of traffic calming is the attempt to slow or reduce motor vehicle devices

ground upgrades, KMS has launched a capital campaign, the “Building the Future Campaign,” which has already raised more than $120,000 in contributions and pledges. KMS has been in operation since 1966 and moved to its current location in the early 1980s. The private, not-for-profit school provides child-centered education for students from preschool through fifth grade. It is widely recognized for its nurturing environment, strong academic focus, experienced teaching staff and diverse student body. From page A-1

through neighborhoods to increase road safety and allow for more livable communities.” Traffic engineer Bill Cole explained that the city stopped installing “physical” devices like traffic circles and speed humps due to cost ($10,000 for a circle, $3,000 to 5,000 for a hump) and access problems. He said the city stopped installing them in 2008 in favor of “E&E” (Education and Enforcement) programs including signage and lower-cost devices like rumble strips plus off-duty police officers with radar

guns. East Knoxville resident Evelyn Gill said she hasn’t had much luck contacting 311, and asked for steppedup traffic enforcement in the neighborhoods between Magnolia and Five Points. Massey referred the audience to the city’s web site, cityof knoxville.org/development/neighborhoods/ trafficcalming. Immediate complaints may be reported to KPD Lt. Ron Green at 215-7517 or dgreen@cityofknoxville. org; or to David Massey, 215-3232 or dmassey@ cityofknoxville.org.

■ 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.

John and Liz Lacey hold their children, Liam and Campbell, at a book event held last week at Cherokee Country Club. John’s new book is “Smokey Tails: Smokey and the Southeastern Jungle.” Photos by Wendy Smith Lacey is an information ment and several ongoing specialist at UT. Check out PTA programs. Each class put together his work at Union Avenue a gift basket for the silent Books. auction, which also featured items donated by local busi■ BBQ, Blue Grass nesses. Local band Distractand Boots ed performed at the event. The Blue Grass ElemenThe students got their tary School PTA held an fair share of fun a few days adults-only party at Hunter later during a Fall Festival Valley Farms last week to held on the school grounds. raise funds for the school Nothing beats fall in East clinic, technology equip- Tennessee!

UT ghosts be visible if he removed his bowler hat. One of UT’s ghosts has a flair for the dramatic. “Fanny” is the supposed name of a young actress who performed frequently in the auditorium of the old Science Hall, which was built in 1894. Fanny was successful enough to land a minor role in a film shot in Knoxville in the 1920s. She was such a hit that she received a Hollywood contract, but she succumbed to tuberculosis before she could take advantage of her big break. After the Science Hall was razed, Fanny changed venues, and she now makes appearances at Alumni Me-

From page A-1 morial Building. Rather than haunting, one UT spirit makes it her job to chaperone female students. The ghost of Sophronia Strong is rumored to appear, with a disapproving glare, during disagreements at Strong Hall, which was financed by a gift from her husband, Dr. Joseph Strong. She died in 1867, but first visited the dorm in 1925, when she appeared in the mirror of a co-ed as she brushed her hair. According to lore, Sophronia continues to show up in dorm mirrors wearing a long, white dress. She is most likely to reveal herself on her birthday – Feb. 17.

Prepare to relive the Civil War The Fort Dickerson Civil War Weekend is coming up fast. Activities take place 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.

son, the last remaining publicly accessible fortification of the 16 original fortifications and battery positions surrounding Knoxville during the Civil War. ■

Betsy Pickle Presented by the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable and the city of Knoxville, the event is part of the Civil War Sesquicentennial and commemorates the anniversary of the Siege of Knoxville. Activities will include living-history campsites, infantry drilling and firing, a Civil War medical and surgical exhibit, women’s fashions, battle reenactments, cannon firings and more. Visitors can park free at the Disc Exchange and ride a free shuttle to Fort Dicker-

King’s Mountain

Author Sharyn McCrumb made another stop in Knoxville to promote her newest book, “King’s Mountain,” last week, following up her September visit. Not only did she read from the book on Monday’s Tennessee Shines radio show, but she gave a talk Tuesday night at the East Tennessee History Center to a packed house of about 130 people. Anyone who’s ever watched McCrumb on YouTube knows how amusing she is, and she didn’t let her Knoxville-area fans down. McCrumb prefaced the reading of a few passages with a little of her own background as a history student


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and writer as well as with a discussion of the background of her novel. Her explanation of her connection to John Sevier was hilarious and moving, even though it didn’t live up to her family legend of being descended from Sevier and a woman “he ran off with.” ■

Kinky ‘Venus’

Flying Anvil Theatre is putting on “Venus in Fur” by David Ives, described by the New York Times as “good, kinky fun,” Wednesday, Oct. 30, through Sunday, Nov. 3, plus Nov. 7-10 and 14-17 at a new theater at 525 N. Gay St. “Venus in Fur” is about a playwright fed up with the lack of talent of the women he’s auditioned for his new play based on a 19th century erotic novel. When ditzy Vanda arrives, he’s less than impressed, but the situation gets more complicated and hilarious. Info: www.knoxtix.com or 523-7521.


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Hopecote is second Staub house Only two John Staub homes exist in Knoxville, and the University of Tennessee owns both. One is Hopecote, an English Cotswold cottage-type home at 1820 Melrose Avenue. The other is the much more formal home of the late Eugenia Williams at 4848 Lyons View Pike next to UT Trustee Charles Anderson and two houses east of James A. Haslam III, older brother of Gov. Bill Haslam. Hopecote was built in 1924 and is used by the university as a guest house. The Williams home was built in 1940 and has not been used by UT for anything since its acquisition in 1998. Staub designed Hopecote for his aunt, Mrs. Albert Hope. Having grown up at 1811 Melrose Avenue from 1945 to 1961, I knew the Hopecote house and even delivered the News Sentinel there (then an afternoon newspaper). My family home is still standing, used as the Baptist Student Center. Both Staub homes have been in influential neighborhoods at one time or the other. Before the university moved into the Melrose Avenue area, the neighborhood was populated by well-known Knoxville families. Matthew McClellan, who owns MS McClellan’s, grew up on Melrose next to this writer. Former Mayor Kyle Testerman grew up here and other residents included attorney Charles Seymour, grandfather of Arthur G. Seymour Jr., businessmen Ed McMillan and Ed Ashe. Loye Miller, editor of the News Sentinel, lived in the area, along with

Is the honeymoon over for Burchett/Rogero? Tim Burchett and Madeline Rogero aren’t like peas and carrots anymore.

Betty Bean Burchett has taken on a combative tone, challenging Rogero’s opposition to the James White Parkway extension and accusing her of excluding the public from the process, causing old-timers among the local press corps to recall the glory days when County Executive Dwight Kessel’s brawls with Mayor Victor Ashe were going the length of the bar and into the street. Hot damn! Could we be returning to a time when we never had to look hard for a government story? Probably not. These are two exceptionally canny politicos. Republican Burchett says Rogero’s his friend. Democrat Rogero says she’s looking forward to continuing their cooperative relationship. Rogero was elected Knoxville mayor in 2011. Burchett was elected county mayor in 2010 and openly supported Rogero in the nonpartisan city election, unlike most local Republicans, who were for Ivan Harmon in the primary and Democrat Mark Padgett after he got enough votes to force Rogero into a general election battle. Padgett made an open appeal for Republican votes, portraying himself as the conservative, businessfriendly alternative to the Cesar Chavez-loving Rogero (commonly referred to as “That Woman” by Padgett/ Harmon supporters who usually finished the sentence with the declaration “…scares me to death”). Burchett’s personal popularity and solid conservative credentials allowed him to safely buck the trend and let it be known that he was down with Team Rogero. It probably got Rogero some votes. But despite disclaimers to the contrary, the recent rough patch between the

Madeline Rogero and Tim Burchett share a Hollerpalooza moment in 2011.

two mayors isn’t just a one-off disagreement. Burchett followed up his JWP outburst with a sideways swipe at the city’s $22 million Baptist Hospital Tax Increment Financing deal, hinting that he might ask County Commission to delay its TIF vote so he could study the matter (both city and county tax revenues are at stake, so the county legislative body must approve such arrangements). He didn’t follow through, but he got the city administration’s attention. Opposing Rogero’s biggest development project to date would have caused more fireworks than Boomsday. Another potential dispute is brewing over what to do with county-owned Historic Knoxville High School. City redevelopment director Bob Whetsel, a member of the committee that evaluated developers’ proposals, lives in Historic 4th & Gill, center of opposition to the county plan to convert the iconic building into senior citizens’ housing. Rogero declined to comment, calling Knoxville High redevelopment a county matter. Burchett, though clearly irritated by criticism of the county plan, deflects questions with signature humor – “You got two big kids on the block and they’re gonna bump heads. I’m a big picture kind of guy. I have a lot of vision.” It’s not Dwight/Victorlevel fireworks, but it’s not all bluebirds and Bubble Up between the offices on the opposite ends of the 6th floor, either. So old reporters have reason to hope.

At Karns High School on Oct. 21, when Shelby Berkley sang Willie Nelson’s “Blue Skies,” I turned to Superintendent Jim McIntyre on the front row and said, “He’s singing your song!” To his credit, McIntyre laughed. He then jumped to his feet to lead a standing ovation for the music students of Caryn Marlowe who had stayed late to entertain those of us attending the school system’s fourth of six Insight Sessions. But it’s more like gray skies ahead for McIntyre as teachers are following the lead of Lauren Hopson and speaking out at Insight Sessions and meetings with school board members. If teachers don’t advocate for best practices, who will? And teachers know that we’ve gone way overboard on testing and evaluations. We’re weighing the hogs rather than feeding them and then wondering why they won’t fatten up. This conversation will get shriller until something gives.

■ Tom Brokaw, retired NBC news anchor, will give the Baker Distinguished Lecture at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Cox Hall in Alumni Memorial Gym. The event is free and open to the public. ■ Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will host a one-on-one constituent meeting 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Corryton Senior Center, 9331 Davis Drive. ■ The Democratic Women’s Club will meet 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Shoney’s on Western Ave. New members welcome. Info: 742-8234

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Hopecote living room versity sponsor. Hopecote is on the National Register of Historic Places along with Ayres Hall and Tyson House. The contrast with the care given to this Staub building and the other Staub house (the Williams home) is striking and painful to observe. ■ Progress on Fort Kid It may be too early to suggest Fort Kid will escape the wrecking ball, but Mayor Rogero has a meeting this week with Fort Kid founder Beth Waters, who oversees the $65,000 private trust fund. The meeting at Fort Kid represents a continuing discussion. Hopefully, the city will accept the use of these funds and restore the fort to its original status, when it was built in 1991 in five days. The city removed any mention of Fort Kid from its recreation brochure, enclosed in the News Sentinel recently at a cost just under $10,000.

Hemal Tailor and Jona- own skin, Haslam hired peothan Griswold left county ple who challenged him and government under a cloud, make his administration betcreating a disappointing week ter. Burchett needs to find his Sandra for Mayor Tim Burchett. Both Larry Martin, his Madeline Clark Rogero, his Bill Lyons. He’s were in his inner circle. Thinking back on the sure not had them yet. Ragsdale years, it’s easy to see I’m haunted by the theme how money and power go to song from the kids’ show “Paw Joy McCroskey got the heads of folks who have Patrol,” a cartoon designed by civil engineers: “No job is too zapped last week when WBIR had neither. and the News Sentinel critiThat’s why the contrast large, no pup is too small.” Welcome to Knox County cized her job performance as with Mayor Bill Haslam was clerk of criminal courts. Mike so stark. Comfortable in his government. Hammond then announced his candidacy for Joy’s job. Criminal Court, you may recall, is where former Judge Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett has named the counRichard Baumgardner prety’s Veterans Service Officer Robert sided while under the influ“Buzz” Buswell as interim director of ence of prescription drugs Knox County Veterans and Senior Serand no one called him out. vices. It’s amazing that in 2013 “Buzz has done an outstanding job the clerk’s office is not comserving the veterans and taxpayers of puterized. It’s amazing no one this community, and I am very confident noticed an impaired judge. that he will continue to work hard and It’s indefensible that folks be successful in this new position,” said had their drivers license Burchett. Buzz Buswell pulled or even went to jail beBuswell will continue to work with cause of clerical errors. Deputy Veterans Service Officer Tom Humphries to ensure Hammond has challenged that Knox County’s veterans have access to the benefits and the most vulnerable incumservices they have earned. The Senior Services Departbent. It’s hard to see how Mcment oversees five senior centers operated by the county. Croskey wins.


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Cliff Pettit of Pettit Motors. Melrose Hall, which had been built in the 1850s and used by both Union and Confederate soldiers, was across from the Seymour home. The university, which has often had little regard for historic homes, demolished this Civil War era home to construct Hess Hall, which has to rank as one of the university’s least attractive buildings. The Ed McMillan home was acquired with the owner thinking it would become the UT president’s home, but that understanding was based on a handshake which was quickly forgotten as it too was hit by the wrecking ball. McMillan was president of Standard Knitting Mills. Last week I visited Hopecote, where I was met by five persons including Whitney Heins, media coordinator for Margie Nichols, Justin Dothard, Terry Ledford, Frank Cuevas and Garry Stinnett, Hopecote caretaker. It can house up to six guests at one time in three rooms. Stinnett has been there since 1990. The university bought the home in 1976 for $149,500. Stinnett said the most unusual experience he had was finding a guest deceased one morning in her room. The longest-staying guest was Kelly Brown, a

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professor from Florida who stayed three months as she monitored the work of UT Chancellor Jimmy Cheek. Stinnett keeps the house going and maintained. In the 2012 academic year, 41 guests stayed for 202 nights. This academic year has seen 34 guests for 118 nights. He said the best-known guest was Alvin Poussaint, who is a psychiatry professor at Harvard with an emphasis on African-Americans. In 2008-2009, more than $200,000 was spent for renovation, new furniture, a patio and landscaping. The prior furniture is in storage at the UT warehouse. Yet money is hard to find to stabilize the Williams house. There are three bedrooms with one being a master bedroom with an attached bath. The other two rooms share a bath. One has a queen bed and the other has twin beds. Room rates are $40 a night for a single room and $50 for the double bedroom. Non-university groups may rent the downstairs and outside patio for $150 for events. However, with a ban on street parking on Melrose, it is hard to determine where guests would park for a reception or wedding. Annual maintenance is around $33,000 plus a $25,000 salary for the caretaker who also lives at the house. The salary seems quite modest. Usage is on the low side compared to what it can be. As long as one pays the going rate, it seems that virtually anyone can overnight there with an approved uni-

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What a difference a year makes Missouri, SEC East leader, wrong had or was. Pinkel is the surprise of the season. and critics were staring at the leftover shadow of a serious driving violation, an expensive divorce after 40 years of marriage, entirely too many Tiger injuries and Marvin a terrible experience (42-0 West at halftime) at Texas A&M. In retrospect, Derek Dooley and Tyler Bray probably preserved Pinkel as we At the end of 2012, there know him – in the fourth was talk of firing the coach overtime at beautiful Neyof the Tigers, Gary Robin land Stadium. That bad last year ended Pinkel. He was said to be with monumental unrest at distant, distressed, distracted, discombobulated Missouri. Fans, spoiled by success, wanted immediate and disengaged. (All those words came change. Pinkel emphatically directly from the famous declared his stuff would school of journalism at Co- work. Athletic director Mike Alden responded with firm lumbia, Mo.) Everything that could go words like “urgency” and

“accountability.” What difference does a year make? Pinkel has vaulted from 5-7 and job jeopardy to a nomination for coach of the year, from hot seat to hot attraction, suddenly blessed with fresh intensity and positive energy. Better beware, Tennessee. Missouri has endured fewer injuries than before but is again without star quarterback James Franklin. Pinkel’s solution creates an interesting comparison. If all redshirt freshman quarterbacks were created equal, development is undoubtedly the difference we see. Case in point: Nathan Peterman and Maty Mauk.

Nathan was the victim of Butch Jones’ failed experiment at Florida. He was the Tennessee brick that broke. Mauk was plug and play at Missouri. When Franklin went down against Georgia, Mauk looked surprisingly comfortable as the emergency replacement. A week later, Mauk directed a victory over Florida. OK, those were not exactly the same Gators who ate Peterman alive. And, perhaps the Missouri offensive line did better in support of Mauk than did the highly regarded Volunteers on behalf of Peterman. (It is highly unlikely that both lines are the best in the Southeastern Conference). The difference in red-

shirt freshman quarterbacks goes back to high school. Mauk was a Parade All-American and two-time Gatorade Player of the Year at Kenton, Ohio. He broke national prep career records for passing yards, completions, touchdowns and total offense. Mauk’s senior stats were awesome: 5,413 passing yards and 68 touchdowns, 1,768 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns. It seems the numbers mattered. His father was his high school coach. The dad allowed the son to keep playing in his final home game, a 74-22 rout. Mauk finished the evening 27-for-29 for 505 yards and nine touchdowns!

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pranksters an irresistible temptation. So, in addition to having your privy moved to the front yard, you also had to worry about finding your car on blocks the next morning with the wheels piled on top of the car. Fortunately, we never found our car on blocks, and some people noticed that fact. That led some to think that I was involved in the pranks, but that was not the case. I guess we were just lucky. Another favorite activity for younger kids was answering a dare, and one of those dares was to go to the old Masonic Hall and walk around the place slowly three times. Now, this old building already had a reputation of being haunted, and when you consider it was sitting in a cemetery, this made the dare even

more of a challenge. But I can remember taking that dare, and on the second trip around, I encountered a “ghost” in a white sheet making mournful sounds. I never finished the third trip around, but I did outrun the ghost who turned out to be one of the older pranksters. For the younger kids, nine o’clock was usually curfew time, and you had the option of either sitting on the front porch guarding your pumpkin or peering out the window to try to see other activities. And of course, the radio programs always ran a special feature on Halloween. The one I remember in particular was the “creaking door.” And a ghostly voice would say, “Come on in. No one knows what’s behind the creaking door.”

One thing I have noticed during the past few Halloweens is that trick-or-treaters are on the decline. I can remember not so long ago they arrived by school bus, and when you opened the door your treats were wiped out in less than a minute. The decline can be partially attributed to church and civic club sponsored events that include various competitions and other wholesome activities that keep the kids off the street and out of harm’s way. But in Old Concord, Halloween was nothing like today’s version. First, there was no door-to-door trick or treat activity because the treat aspect was not an

Bonnie’s persimmon predictions I attended my 23rd Fall Homecoming this year, renewed acquaintances, made new friends and learned lots.

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I met a mountain man. “Are you the person who lives in a tipi in the mountains?” I asked. “Yes, I’m Justin Burke. I live in a 20 x 20 foot tipi at Boone, N.C.” He had bought his winter’s supply of cushaw, pumpkin, squash, etc. His tipi accommodates a wood stove and he lights with an oil lamp. He said he has a minimum of cook pots and skillets. He once cooked a coyote at the request of the park service. He is a young, self-employed blacksmith, bark basket maker, leather worker and knife sharpener. I learned that the gentleman of a certain age I had spoken with earlier is Jim Stafford, who is fondly called the “Mayor of Hardin Valley. He had taken advantage of an empty chair until Justin returned. ■

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I was asked by several what the persimmons are saying about the coming winter. I didn’t have any persimmons on my trees this year, so Ellen Perry brought me some. These persimmons were much larger than usual, but the seeds were much smaller. I cut open several seeds and only one had the imprint of a spoon (mild winter). The others had a knife (hard, cold, icy winter). I don’t know about the persimmons, but, if frost on my roof is any indication, we’re in for a humdinger.

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option. Oh, there were the more benign tricks such as writing on windows with a bar of soap, or perhaps a busted pumpkin on someone’s front porch, but these pranks usually involved the younger kids. The real tricks began in the wee hours of the morning and often involved pranksters in their late teens or even early 20s. Most families in the Village had outdoor privies,

and these were fair game for pranksters. If you had an outhouse, Halloween could become an all-night vigil to prevent it from being turned over or even moved to your front yard. I distinctly remember my father, a telegrapher for the Southern Railroad, going to the office one morning after Halloween to find a prominent outhouse sitting on top of the depot. He called railroad maintenance, which removed it with a crane, but it remains a mystery as to how the pranksters were able to hoist it on the roof. Not many people in the Village had garages, and cars parked in driveways or on the street gave most

Peterman, Florida 6-A player of the year, threw for 2,972 yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior at Bartram Trail High in St. Johns. He ran for 319 yards and five touchdowns. Nathan’s dad is a pastor. Missouri beat Michigan, Notre Dame, Illinois, Vanderbilt and Cincinnati for Mauk’s signature and services. Nathan was thinking Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Cincinnati before Tennessee offered a scholarship. Indeed, Coach Jones had been vigorously recruiting Peterman and Mauk for the Bearcats. Maty’s brother Ben played at Cincinnati. Peterman, recovering from a fractured hand, does not project as a Saturday factor. Mauk is the young man for the Vols to beat. Marvin West invites reader reactions. His address is westwest6@netzero.com.

Halloween 60 years ago was not the commercial event that it is now. Today, Halloween outfits began making their appearance in stores at least a month before the big event. And the creativity of these costumes is laudable, but I cannot remember ever having a Halloween costume. In fact, I don’t remember ever seeing such a costume in a store, and certainly not the stores in Old Concord. And while it’s nostalgic to remember how Halloween was once celebrated, the planned activities of churches and civic groups today offer kids more wholesome entertainment in a controlled environment. That can only be a better choice for their well-being than it was in Old Concord 60 years ago.

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be visible if he removed his bowler hat. One of UT’s ghosts has a flair for the dramatic. “Fanny” is the supposed name of a young actor who performed frequently in the auditorium of the old Science Hall, which was built in 1894. Fanny was successful enough to land a minor role in a film shot in Knoxville in the 1920s. She was such a hit that she received a Hollywood contract, but she succumbed to tuberculosis before she could take advantage of her big break. After the Science Hall was razed, Fanny changed venues, and she now makes appearances at Alumni MePrimary students Olivia Hendrickson, Lydia Ruff-Edens, Avery Wade and Elah Brinkley play in the newly renovated area of the school.

Montessori school designed open floor plans that feature new flooring, extensive cabinetry, energy efficient lighting and new windows and doors that allow more natural light and natural ventilation. A new hallway lined with storage cubbyholes improves access throughout the building. In the original parts of the structure, existing hardwood floors have been refinished. In other areas, vinyl and carpeting have been replaced with hardwood.

There are also new restrooms for students, staff and visitors which offer water-conserving plumbing fi xtures. Not visible to visitors is the additional insulation in walls and under floors which will make the entire facility more energy efficient. The staff kitchen and break room have been updated and a central recycling location for students and staff has been added. As KMS board president

Tonya DeGuira said, “The renovations are beautiful and will enhance the amazing education our children are receiving. It’s a wonderful time to be part of the KMS community!” To help pay for its building and future playground upgrades, KMS has launched a capital campaign, the “Building the Future Campaign,” which has already raised more than $120,000 in contributions and pledges.

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morial Building. Rather than haunting, one UT spirit makes it her job to chaperone female students. The ghost of Sophronia Strong is rumored to appear, with a disapproving glare, during disagreements at Strong Hall, which was financed by a gift from her husband, Dr. Joseph Strong. She died in 1867, but first visited the dorm in 1925, when she appeared in the mirror of a co-ed as she brushed her hair. According to lore, Sophronia continues to show up in dorm mirrors wearing a long, white dress. She is most likely to reveal herself on her birthday – Feb. 17.

■ Messiah Lutheran Church, 6900 Kingston Pike, will host the WELCA Annual Holiday Market from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the fellowship hall. There will be homemade crafts, several artisans displaying decorative and gift items, Messiah disciple handmade wares, Lutheran World Relief Fair

■ African Festival and Rummage Sale to benefit African Refugee Church; Nov. 2, Commercial Bank, Fountain City, 8-3. Enjoy African Choir

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Meetings and classes ■ Church Women United will meet Friday, Nov. 1, at Lomax Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, 3220 Sherman St., for the celebration of World Community Day. Coffee at 10 a.m.; meeting at 10:30. ■ West Park Baptist Church will offer “The Advent Conspiracy” class 6:45-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 30-Nov. 20. Cost for the four-week course is $10, which pays for the

and Booker at the meeting to have their say. Their suggestions, along with those gleaned from the other four meetings, will be passed on to members of Mayor Madeline Rogero’s staff who will develop a residential traffic safety policy to be published before the 2014 budget hearings. “Mayor Rogero pledged to do a top-to-bottom review of the city’s traffic calming policy,” said Office of Neighborhoods director David Massey. “Our definition of traffic calming is the attempt to slow or reduce motor vehicle devices through neighborhoods to increase road safety and allow for more livable communities.” Traffic engineer Bill Cole explained that the city stopped installing “physical” devices like traffic circles and speed humps due to cost ($10,000 for a circle,

$3,000 to 5,000 for a hump) and access problems. He said the city stopped installing them in 2008 in favor of “E&E” (Education and Enforcement) programs including signage and lowercost devices like rumble strips plus off-duty police officers with radar guns. East Knoxville resident Evelyn Gill said she hasn’t had much luck contacting 311, and asked for steppedup traffic enforcement in the neighborhoods between Magnolia and Five Points. Massey referred the audience to the city’s web site, cityof knoxville.org/development/neighborhoods/ trafficcalming. Immediate complaints may be reported to Knoxville Police Department Lt. Ron Green at 215-7517 or dgreen@cit yof k nox v ille. org; or to David Massey, 215-3232 or dmassey@ cityofknoxville.org.

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Hello Fall at Cedar Springs By Ashley Baker All the favorites were back this year at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Hello Fall event. On Oct. 16, church members and the community came together to enjoy cotton candy, train rides and dinner with family and friends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It just gets bigger and bigger every year,â&#x20AC;? said Lea Kelly. This year approximately 500 people attended. As an added community outreach this year, the church brought in food trucks from the community. They offered a diverse selection with burgers, sausages, hot dogs, tacos, Caribbeaninspired foods, fried pies and Italian ice. As the church celebrated the beginning of autumn, members also had a chance to do a Frisbee Toss, play basketball, jump in a giant bounce house, practice golf by attempting to get a hole in one and ride on a merry go round, a Ferris wheel and a train. There was also a strong man competition and a petting zoo.

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A highlight of the evening for Cade Standifer was when Joel Brimer gave him a military-style haircut in honor of the churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director of sports and family outreach, Mike Wenger, who was recently diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Cadeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dad, John said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The kids are doing it as a sign of solidarity to show they appreciate him.â&#x20AC;?

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? (Psalm 8: 3-4 NRSV) All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful: The Lord God made them all. (â&#x20AC;&#x153;All Things Bright and Beautiful,â&#x20AC;? Cecil Frances Alexander, 1848)

Rod Huckaby and Dave Roberts were popular guys at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Churchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hello Fall festival as they handed out free ice cream. Photos by Ashley Baker

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Cade Standifer gets a buzz from Joel Brimer to show support for Mike Wenger, director of sports and family outreach, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

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Churches can help addicted babies By Wendy Smith The number of opioid-dependent babies born in East Tennessee has skyrocketed, and faith-based organizations have a role to play in stemming the tide, says Sheri Smith, nursing director at East Tennessee Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital (ETCH). Smith spoke at the Compassion Coalitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quarterly Salt and Light luncheon last week, along with Department of Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services (DCS) Hospital Liaison Connie Gardner and DCS team leader Jennifer Stamper. The number of babies at ETCH with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) has been the focus of national news over the past two years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not sexy for Knoxville to be known for drug abuse,â&#x20AC;? says Smith. But the hospital has been featured because it is tackling the problem. An effective treatment protocol for infants allows them to be released from the hospital after 24 days, and all NAS babies are entered into the DCS database. But education of women in childbearing years about the dangers of prescription drugs is something churches could do, Smith says. Abuse of opioids like hydrocodone and oxyco-

ETCH Nursing Director Sheri Smith speaks at the Compassion Coalitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Salt and Light lunch. Photo by Wendy Smith done is now considered an epidemic, and the highest rates of abuse are in Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia. Our neighbors and family members are in the throes of addiction and we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know it, Smith says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Faith-based organizations canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stick their heads in the sand anymore.â&#x20AC;? Prescription drug abuse hits every Tennessean in the pocketbook. While the average cost of a hospital stay for a healthy infant is around $7,000, the cost for an NAS baby is around $52,000. TennCare picks up the bill. But babies pay the steepest price of all. If a woman

becomes pregnant while abusing a substance, the baby will be born dependent on that substance, Smith says. NAS babies experience the same symptoms of withdrawal as an adult, and if you hear one cry, you never forget it, she says. The neonatal intensive care unit at ETCH admits approximately one NAS baby every day, and 700 have been treated to date. The long-term results of being born dependent are still being studied, but behavioral and relational problems have been reported. Many of the affected children will hit kindergarten in five years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are not prepared for whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about to happen,â&#x20AC;? Smith says. Mothers of NAS babies are up against insurmountable odds, but churches can help. A federal grant and a

partnership with BlueCare Tennessee and the Helen Ross McNabb Center will soon allow ETCH to offer an intensive 18-week program for moms that will ultimately help keep mother and baby together. A mentoring program would â&#x20AC;&#x153;go a long wayâ&#x20AC;? in helping those mothers, says Smith, and she hopes churches with womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ministries will step up. Because of the rising number of children who are in foster care due to prescription drug abuse, there is also a need for foster parents and those who are willing to help foster parents, says Stamper.

It seems to me that autumn is late this year. I may be wrong about that, but I have been watching the ridges and the mountains for color, and it has been only in the last week that I have seen Mother Nature putting on her truly gaudy clothes. Oh, there have been hints and a few promising trees, but no take-your-breath-away views. She is being a tease, I think. I was supposed to be an October baby, and Daddy took Mother to the hospital on Halloween night (spare me the witch jokes, please) but I missed an October birthday by one day. Even so, October is my favorite month. I love the cooler air, the blue skies, the turning trees. On the drive home the other night after a visit to my daughter Jordan in Atlanta, I watched the moonrise over the mountains. It was a waning moon, and I was startled to realize I had missed the October full moon in the bright lights of the city. Only now that October is almost over, and the harvest moon of the Cherokee is waning, I see at last the warm plaid on the mountains, the gold and scarlet and orange against the faithful evergreens. I think we are blessed to live in this part of the world, where there are four distinct seasons. That is something you probably already know

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about me, since I have been known to go on and on about the first daffodil, or the first sandal day, the first wood fire, the first snowfall. Maybe, to be perfectly honest, I love the four seasons because change keeps life interesting and entertaining. About this time every year, I also ponder the imagination of our Creator who thought up praying mantises and Beluga whales and Irish setters, as well as mastodons and kitty cats and hippopotami. While God was creating, He also got busy and gave us stars and comets and rainbows, as well as bald eagles and cardinals and hummingbirds, red maple trees and dark firs and majestic oaks, each one a joy to behold. So I would surmise that God loves variety as much as I do. The poet Cecil Frances Alexander goes on in her poem to rejoice in the fact that â&#x20AC;&#x153;God gave us eyes to see them, and lips that we might tell How great is God Almighty, who has made all things well.â&#x20AC;? Consider it done.

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Toon raps a tune for Northshore Elementary Northshore Elementary School 4th grader Kaleb Toon rapped lyrics he wrote himself during the morning announcements last week. They are: “Ahh … here at Northshore we brave, we are strong, and we’re smart. We’re the Knights but we ain’t ancient because we’re only K-5. “We host kids 5-11 and give them the right education. Our teachers are nice, the students are smart, the lunches are great and our cross country team is the best in Knoxville. Our school is the newest school, too. Newer than A.L. Lotts, Farragut and Cedar Bluff. “Just about all the staff members are amazing, keeping our school running. So a big thank you to all the staff, teachers, secretaries and principals for being so amazing to us all and the school.

SCHOOL NOTES Vendors needed Vendors are needed for Rocky Hill Elementary School’s Candy Cane Cottage Holiday Market that will be held 4-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at the school. Registration is $25. Vendors donate 10 percent of their sales to the school. All proceeds will benefit the school PTO’s benevolence and community outreach programs. Info: 300-8197 or email carla. bailey@comcast.net.

Alex Hood plays Jamaican crab Sebastian.

Sarah Keller, Hannah Bradley and Sarah Dillon play Flotsam, Ursula and Jetsam. Northshore Elementary School 4th grader Kaleb Toon shows his school spirit when he rapped lyrics he wrote himself during the morning announcements. Photo by S. Barrett

Under the sea at CAK

Christian Academy of Knoxville middle school “Shout ‘I’ if you love North- students have been rehearsshore Elementary School! I ing for upcoming perforcan’t hear you. That’s better. mances of “The Little Mermaid Jr.,” an abbreviated Hasta La Vista, amigos.” take on the Disney classic.

and both will perform in two shows. Abbie Lee Webster and Tori Beth Sullivan are supportive of each other playing the role, and Ariel was always a favorite Disney

Webb School ■ An admissions open house for grades 6-12 will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, in the central building on campus. RSVP by calling Christy Widener at 291-3830. The Lower School, grades K-5, will host an admissions open house 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the Lower School commons. Interested parents are invited to learn about education and admissions at Webb from school president Scott Hutchinson and Lower School director Angie Crabtree. Info and RSVP: Deborah Gross, 291-3864. Parents and their children are also invited to “Take a Look” at Webb’s Lower School 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, for a self-guided tour and to meet members of the faculty.

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Peggy Filyaw, the school’s director of middle and high school choral and musical theater, said the songs are sung in keys that are easier for younger voices. And the performance is shorter than usual at an hour and 20 minutes. Folks may notice a slight difference in Ariel if they watch more than one performance. Two students have been given the role

Ben Row plays Scuttle.

Case Pharr’s Flounder and Abbie Lee Webster’s Ariel attempt to play a pipe like a saxophone. Photos by S. Barrett character of both girls. Tori Beth thinks that singing parts of the role help her get into character. Abbie Lee hopes her experience in theater will make it easier to get a job at Disney World acting as a princess for visitors. “The Little Mermaid Jr.” will be performed 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, through Saturday, Nov. 2, with an additional performance at 11 a.m. Saturday. Reserved seats on the floor are $10 by emailing cakshowseating@ yahoo.com and general admission is $5. Info: 6904721, ext. 136.

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Shopper-News Presents Miracle Makers

Relationships key to special ed success By Betsy Pickle Hardin Valley Academy teacher Tim Lee has organized a team of 62 peer tutors to work with special education students. He says it benefits both groups. The most important education Lee had in preparation for his career as a special education teacher took place at home when he was a child, first in Nashville and then in Corryton. He had an aunt with Down syndrome, and she came to live with his family after his grandmother died, when Tim was in 5th grade. His aunt and grandmother had lived in a quiet neighborhood in Nashville, and the aunt had a job at the store at the end of the block. She had a network of friends who supported her, and she had certain days when she would get the shopping lists of elderly neighbors and then pick up and deliver their groceries. “She went freely, and she did her own thing, but she didn’t get to go to school when she was younger because they didn’t allow (mentally challenged) students where they lived to go to school. “When she came to live with us, my mom pretty much tried to continue what my grandmother had established for her. Then, I didn’t know what it was called, but now when I look back I know that my mom was trying to normalize her life so that she could be a part of the same thing she was a part of in Nashville. She made sure she created a network of friends and people around our neighborhood. … She had a little job at the church where we went, and she went two days a week to clean and to work there, and on Sundays she worked in the nursery. “I knew that she was happy. Every night before she had to go to work the next day, she would be really excited and be proud. That stuck with me, and through my impressionable years I knew that was something I would love to be a part of.” After graduating from Gibbs High School, Lee wasn’t sure what career to pursue. His father wanted him to become a veterinarian, and he started at UT with an eye toward that goal. Soon, Lee knew he was on the wrong track. He transferred to ETSU and double-majored in elementary and special education. Special ed was different in those days, and Lee was leaning more toward elementary ed. But then he saw that things were changing – kids with disabilities were being mainstreamed and encouraged to be part of the community, just like his aunt. After an internship at Bearden Middle, he taught in special ed at Fulton High School, staying there 19 years until he switched to Hardin Valley Academy when it opened.

Tim Lee

Tim Lee encourages student Jordan Cardwell to explore the inside of a pumpkin. Photo submitted Now in his sixth year there, Lee could not be happier. It has taken some time, but the special ed program he heads is the vision of what his aunt inspired in him. He says he has great support from principal Sallee Reynolds, and he’s thrilled with his new fellow teacher, Mallory Woods, and a strong team of teaching assistants. Hardin Valley’s special ed program has two facets that mirror Lee’s philosophy on helping students reach their potential. The first and probably most important is relationships. The foundation of his approach is peer tutoring, where general ed students come to class with Lee’s students. He tells peer tutors from the outset, “You have to come into this open to forming relationships with people that you probably would not typically have the opportunity to do that with. “I made sure they understood it’s not about coming in and assisting them with certain tasks.”

Tim Lee works on his peer-tutor schedule. Photo by Betsy Pickle He also tells them, “More than anything I want you to be a part of their life, whether it’s here at school or just in the hour and a half that you’re in this class. My hope is that it’ll carry over to after school and it’ll help create memories that will stick with you on down the road. These are life lessons that are embedded in all the things you’ll be doing in here.” The message seems to have gotten through. Though he started with three peer tutors his first semester and five in the second, he now has 62 peer tutors a semester. The application process is rigorous. “We get the top-notch kids. We get the kids that the other kids look up to. That helps make them better advocates because those are the people that people will listen to and think, ‘If they can do this, it’s something I would try.’ “The peer tutoring helps build

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bridges for our kids as far as pulling them into the mainstream of everything without it being something that I have to force.” Peer tutors are with the special ed students each day when they go out into the community to learn life skills at different job sites. They act as role models, not teachers. “The philosophy behind this program is to build life skills toward independent living.” He believes the program benefits his students and their “partners,” as they call their peer mentors. “It’s pretty amazing, just seeing the relationships start to form and then in the end to hear how they felt like they were the ones that were learning from our guys. To hear them say that, it validates what I’m hoping from the very beginning, that the relationships will carry forward and will have meaning.”

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The 50th day of school at NES

A.L. Lotts 5th grader Olivia Michaelson gets her face painted during the school’s annual fall festival. All proceeds from the event benefit the PTA.

Fall festival at A.L. Lotts

Northshore Elementary School kindergartners celebrated the 50th day of school last week with 1950s attire, Coke floats, a bubble gum blowing contest and learning to do the Sebastion Hurley does the Hand Jive. Pictured dancHand Jive before enjoying a ing in her poodle skirt and hair scarf is Chloe Truss. Coke float. Photos by S. Barrett

National Merit Commended Webb School of Knoxville’s National Merit recently commended students for 2014. Pictured are (front) Margaret Roddy, Landon Manning; (back) Trey King, and Nathan Feaster. Photo submitted

Fruit for West High Band

Kindergartner Henry Sayre shows holds on tightly to the Lotts Loot Jar he purchased, which appears to be almost as big as he is. A.L. Lotts students fill the jars with toys and other small objects that are then sold at the festival.

A.L. Lotts 4th grader Madison Wilson proudly displays a balloon creation she purchased at the festival. Photos submitted

The marching band’s fruit sale is currently being held, with boxes of fresh fruit ranging in price from $28-$45. All proceeds will help purchase much needed instruments and classroom supplies. Choices include tangelos, navel oranges, grapefruit, apples and pears. Info: Email jeremy.lumpkin@knoxschools. org. Students and parents interested in the International Baccalaureate program are 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.bast@knoxschools.org.


Vein treatment has Knox man back on his feet Every afternoon Charles Chadwell enjoys a long walk Dr. Willard B. around Campbell his West Knox County neighborhood. The 71-year old especially enjoys the fact that he can now walk and work without experiencing excruciating cramps in his legs. For years, After treatment at Premier Vein Chadwell suffered from Clinics, Charles Chadwell (pictured painful varicose veins. with his grandson Carter) now walks “I had leg pain when I and works without leg pain. worked around my farm or mowed the lawn,” remembers Chadwell. “I had pain at Before treatment, Chadwell’s legs night as well, and would have to keep had painful, protruding veins. my legs elevated. Eventually the pain progressed to where it was unbearable.” sion of comfort. I’m very pleased with Chadwell’s family physician recomthe procedure and my results.” mended that he talk to vascular surHe says he was vigilant about folgeon Dr. Willard B. Campbell of the lowing post-procedure instructions Premier Vein Clinics about treatment. and elevating his legs and wearing the “Dr. Campbell inspected my legs and recommended compression stockings. saw knotty veins that were about as big “That’s the trick. I followed the inas a man’s thumb,” says Chadwell. structions and was walking in a couple Initially, Chadwell tried compresof days.” sion stockings for 90 days. “They gave Chadwell says he’s glad he no longer my legs relief, but when I’d take them suffers from varicose veins. “It’s just off, the veins would hurt and stick out wonderful. I don’t have the pain.” again,” states Chadwell. For information about So, in July, Dr. Campbell used Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT) to close vein treatment options or to off the diseased veins in Chadwell’s schedule an appointment, left leg. He then removed the veins visit premierveinclinics.com through small incisions. A month lat- or call (865) 588-8229. er, Dr. Campbell performed the same treatment on the right leg. “It’s a non-surgical, outpatient procedure that requires very little down time,” explains Dr. Campbell. “Most people see almost immediate relief and benefits.” Chadwell agrees. “You can feel quite a bit of difference. It’s a progres-

Walk to School with A.L. Lotts A.L. Lotts Elementary School 4th graders Reese Hudson, Ashley Hilbelink and Taylor Burgess show their school spirit on Walk to School Day, celebrated recently throughout Knox County. Federal Express provided Lotts students with stickers and other prizes, while Ft. Sanders Health and Fitness Center handed out water bottles to walkers. Photo submitted

Crissy Haslam visits Northshore Elementary Northshore Elementary School 3rd graders were in for a treat last week when the Crissy Haslam, wife of Gov. Bill Haslam, stopped by to read a passage from “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.” The book is this month’s pick for Haslam’s Read 20 Book Club for families. Haslam encourages parents to read to their children 20 minutes each day. The special visit to Northshore Elementary was part of the school’s Book Character Day last Friday, with celebrity readers as guests. Haslam couldn’t make it to the event, so she stopped by the day before. Info: http://tn.gov/firstlady/read20/. Photo by S. Barrett

Fire trucks at preschool Students in Amanda Cade and Holly McNanus’ preschool class at West Hills Baptist Church recently enjoyed a visit from local firefighters. Pictured are (front) Will Dunn, Mikey Damon, Julia Joyce, Joel Clemmons, Will Hemrick, Mac Cameron; (back) Amanda Cade, Lyla Taylor, Vivian Gonzalez, Emma Stafford, Max Arnold, Charlie Denova, Maggie Simpson, Jake Wolf and Holly McManus. Photo submitted

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Jean Baird: A legend in local banking

Anne Hart

A kid named Elvis pays $4 to a Memphis studio to record his first two songs. RCA manufactures the first color TV set, and the Miss America Pageant is broadcast on television for the first time. The New York Giants defeat the Cleveland Indians to win the World Series. And in Cleveland, Tenn., a recent Bradley County High School basketball standout named Jean DeLay begins work as a proof clerk for a local bank – the start of a career that now spans an astonishing 59 years in that industry.

Today Jean DeLay Baird is a branch team leader for Regions Bank’s Knollwood Branch on Bearden Hill and has enough knowledge about changes in the banking industry to fill a book. From typewriters clicking throughout the office to the latest in computerized banking, Jean Baird has seen it all. One thing, she says, has never changed: “Good banking is all about providing exceptional service to the customer.” Her many years in the business also represent a veritable alphabet soup of mergers and acquisitions. The Cleveland Bank that gave her that first job was eventually bought by Park National Bank, where she served as branch manager in the Cedar Bluff facility. When First American bought Park National, she became a personal banker for them and worked in that capacity even after AmSouth acquired First American. After Regions and AmSouth merged, Jean became an assistant branch manager in the Bearden office be-

Jean Baird works with a customer at Regions Bank’s Knollwood branch on Bearden Hill. Photo by Joseph Valero

fore moving into her current position. And while she has worn many hats over nearly six decades in banking, her dedication to her job and her reputation for treating her customers well has been a mainstay of her business philosophy. A member of West Knoxville Rotary for almost three decades and the second woman admitted to membership in the club, she was in the audience recently when guest speaker Pilot Oil founder Jim Haslam

spotted her from the podium and gave a shout out to his old friend, “Jean, Jean, the money machine.” Another guest speaker, sports icon and Shopper columnist Marvin West noted that Jean and his wife had graduated from high school together. It’s true that Jean Baird seems to know just about everyone. There are longtime bank customers who don’t get around much nowadays that she visits in their homes; others she drives to personal errands. Younger bank associates say that when they recommend a new or different service to bank customers they often hear, “Let me check with Jean about that first.” Jean and her husband, Bob, now retired from TVA, are members of Ebenezer United Methodist Church. They have a son, Dr. Michael Baird, an anesthesiologist with Parkwest Medical Center, and four grandchildren. Jean says she does think about retiring from banking every once in a while, “but I’m just not quite ready. There’s still so much to do.”

Healthsource Chiropractic and Progressive Wellness, located at 9325 South Northshore Drive, had its official ribbon-cutting last week. In addition to giving tours of the facility, chiropractor Chris Talley gave demonstrations of physical therapy exercises with the help of office assistant Tracy Ronald. Dr. Talley is a Blount County native who chose the Northshore area just off Pellissippi Parkway with the hope of helping folks around West Knoxville, Maryville and Alcoa. Appointments with Talley can be scheduled by calling the office at 240-4966. Info: www. healthsourceofknoxnorthshore.com. Photo by S. Barrett


Taste great, coffers filling! The aftermath of a great party can hold many things, but few are as satisfying as the results from the 2013 Taste of Turkey Creek. Representatives from The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek and The Bayer Company gathered to present a check for $10,000 to the Pat Summitt Foundation and announce the date of next year’s Taste: Sept. 12, 2014. This year’s inaugural event drew thousands and was a hit for the community, merchants and the foundation. The pre-

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■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support Group meets 5-6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday in the UT Hospice office at 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or reservation: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6279. ■ UT Hospice, serving patients and families in Knox and 15 surrounding counties, conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with the program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: Penny Sparks, 544-6279.

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CONTINUING “Pueblo to Pueblo: The Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery,” McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free. Stroller tour 10 a.m. Nov. 11; free, but reservations required at http:// mcclungmuseumstrollertour.eventbrite.com. “Deathtrap” by Ira Levin, presented by Theatre Knoxville Downtown, 319 N. Gay St. Shows: 8 p.m. Nov. 1-2; 3 p.m. Nov. 3. Tickets: $10-$12 at www. wordplayers.org or at the door with cash or check. Info: 539-2490 or www.wordplayers.org. Knoxville Children’s Theater, 109 Churchwell Ave., “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie, a mystery play for teens and families. Shows at 7 p.m. Nov. 1, 7 and 8; 1 and 5 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9; 3 p.m. Nov. 3. Tickets: $12 ($10 each for adult and child entering together). Reservations: 599-5284 or tickets@ childrenstheatreknoxville.com.

MONDAY, OCT. 28 Tennessee Shines’ Halloween show will honor the legacies of “War of the Worlds” and “Monster Mash” and feature performances by King Super & the Excellents, Norwegian Wood and poet Rus Harper, 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. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes.

TUESDAY, OCT. 29 “Dr. Eddie and Mr. Koch,” noon, Market Square. A tragicomedy about the past and future costs of climate change, the play marks the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and will be performed by members of Organizing for Action and partner groups in honor of those who lost their lives or property in Sandy, Katrina and other extreme-weather events. Avanti Savoia’s La Cucina cooking class, Autumn in Appalachia, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 7610 Maynardville Pike. BYO wine. Cost: $50. Register: www. avantisavoia.com or 922-9916. Spirits of the Night, Halloween party for over21s (with ID) featuring dancing, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and costume contest, 8 p.m.-midnight, Knoxville Zoo, 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive. Tickets: $30 ($25 members); at knoxvillezoo.org, 637-5331 or at the ticket window during zoo hours and the evening of the event. Proceeds benefit the Knoxville Zoo.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY, OCT. 29-31 Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave., will have Haunted Lantern Tours 7 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30 at the Ijams quarries, $10 ($7), and Naturally Yucky Halloween, 4 p.m. Oct. 31, $5 ($3). Call 577-4717, ext. 110 to register.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 30-NOV. 10 “CTRL+ALT+DELETE,” a satire on commercial-

ism, greed and corporate ambition, at Clarence Brown’s Lab Theatre. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10; 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10. Tickets: $15 adults, $12 non-UT students, $5 UT students with ID.

WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 30-NOV. 17 Flying Anvil Theatre presents “Venus in Fur” by David Ives, directed by Jayne Morgan, 525 N. Gay St. Contains strong language and adult themes. Previews: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 (pay what you want night) and Oct. 31 ($20; $15 if you come in costume). Gala opening 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 ($35); $25 for shows at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 7-9 and 14-16 and 2 p.m. Nov. 3, 10 and 17. Reservations and advance tickets are available at www.knoxtix.com and 523-7521.

THURSDAY, OCT. 31 West African dance technique class with Takia, MY PLACE Performing Arts, 734 Hall of Fame Drive. Cost: $5. Info: 384-3181 or ifaa2012@gmail.com.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 31-NOV. 3 Foothills Community Players present Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” at Clayton Center for the Arts, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville. Shows at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 2 and 2 p.m. Nov. 2-3.

FRIDAY, NOV. 1 UT Science Forum free weekly brown-bag lunch series will feature Gerry Dinkins, curator of malacology and natural history at the McClung Museum, discussing “Rediscovery of the Nearly Extinct Alabama Lampmussel in the Emory River,” noon, Room C-D of ThompsonBoling Arena. Guests can bring lunch or purchase at the arena. Art Market Gallery, 422 S. Gay St., opening reception 5:30-9 p.m. for November featured artists, painter Harriet Smith Howell of Rutledge and jeweler Joann Marie of Knoxville, plus newly juried-in gallery members. Live music by Living Room Roots. Bliss, 24 Market Square, opening reception 6-9 p.m. for jewelry exhibit by Grant Barton of Precious Metals Prints. Bliss Home, 29 Market Square, opening reception 6-9 p.m. for artist Ryan Blair’s mixed-media “Bottle Cap Art.” Center for the Creative Mind, 23 Emory Place, opening reception 6-10 p.m. for “Layered and Built,” recent work by three UT MFA painting graduates: Kate Faulkner and Briena Harmening of Knoxville and Rachel Clark of Lancaster, Ohio. Other viewing times by appointment; contact Harmening, brienaharmening@ yahoo.com. Karns High School 100th anniversary reception for all alumni, 6 p.m. at the school, 2710 Byington Solway Road. Folk musician John McCutcheon, 8 p.m. Laurel Theater, 1537 Laurel Ave. Tickets: $20 at www.knoxtix. com, 523-7521 and at the door.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY, NOV. 1-2 Back Porch Mercantile, 5052 Kingston Pike, trunk show for Pure Sanctuary Jewelry. A portion of the proceeds from all sales of Pure Sanctuary by Tyler Deal goes to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Info: 247-4532.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, NOV. 1-3 17th Master Woodworkers Show, Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St., 4-9 p.m. Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 2, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 3. Works by 33 craftspeople and artists from East Tennessee and the surrounding region will be represented in the biennial juried show. First Friday public reception 5-9 p.m. Nov. 1. Talks/demos: Saturday – 11 a.m. Brian Horais, off-axis turning;

noon Tim Hintz, chair making; 1 p.m. Alf Sharp, guided walk through show, bowtie carving; 3 p.m. Sabiha Mujtaba, design process; 4 p.m. Yann Giguere, Japanese hand planes; Sunday – noon, Brian Boggs, “The Soul of a Chair”; 1 p.m. East Tennessee Woodworkers Guild presents show awards; 2 p.m. Chris Hedges, hand-cut dovetails; 3 p.m. Ronald Young, string inlay. Free admission.

SATURDAY, NOV. 2 Third annual Solar Tour, informational meeting by Tennessee Solar Energy Association on solar energy for home and business, plus tour of solar homes and businesses, 8:30 a.m. in the meeting room at the Knoxville Transit Center, 301 E. Church Ave. First 35 to arrive will board bus for tour at 10 a.m. (returning at 3 p.m.); remainder will carpool and follow bus. Hardin Valley Community 15th Fall Litter Cleanup, 9 a.m.-noon. Meet at the parking lot of Hardin Valley Food City, 11501 Hardin Valley Road, and Hardin Valley Community Center. Bags, gloves and vests will be provided by Knox County Adopt-a-Road Program. Open Hearth Cooking Workshop, 10 a.m., Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Highway. Hands-on workshop focusing on desserts of the 18th and 19th centuries. Desserts will be served at the end; limited to 10 participants. Register by Oct. 30 to 573-5508 or marblesprings@gmail.com. Cost: $15 ($10 for members). Mad Scientist Family Fun Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., East Tennessee Discovery Center, 516 N. Beaman St. Al Hazari, UT chemistry professor, will present a fun and educational program at 11 a.m., and there will be interactive science activities for the whole family. Tickets: $5 (includes admission to the center and planetarium for the day); $1 discount for members; age 2 and under free. Jet’s Pizza will sell pizza by the slice and drinks. Tickets: www.easttndiscovery.eventbrite.com or at the door. Family Activity Day for “Pueblo to Pueblo: The Legacy of Southwest Indian Pottery,” 1:30-4 p.m., McClung Museum, 1327 Circle Park Drive. Activities include mini tours, sculpting pinch-pot animals, scavenger hunt, pottery puzzles. Free; no reservations required. Havana Heat: Hot Night at the Copa, featuring Cuban singing sensation Maria Aleida and MexicanAmerican tenor Sergio Cepeda, benefiting Knoxville Opera, at Cherokee Country Club. Cocktails and silent auction at 6:30 p.m.; dinner and entertainment at 8 p.m. Tickets: $200; at www.knoxvilleopera.com. “An Evening With Elizabeth Gilbert,” 7 p.m., Tennessee Theatre, 604 S. Gay St. Gilbert’s 2006 memoir “Eat, Pray, Love,” a No. 1 New York Times bestseller, was published in 30 languages and adapted into a feature film starring Julia Roberts. Tickets: $35 (includes a copy of Gilbert’s new book, “The Signature of All Things”) at the box office, www.tennesseetheatre.com, 656-4444 or KnoxvilleTickets outlets. Singer Leah Gardner, 8 p.m., Laurel Theater, 1537 Laurel Ave. Tickets: $12 at www.knoxtix.com, 523-7521 and at the door.

MONDAY, NOV. 4 Newly Bereaved casual workshop by Amedisys Hospice of Knoxville, 5:30 p.m., Cozy Joe’s Café, 2559 Willow Point Way. Free. Preregister with Sarah Wimmer, 689-7123 or 1-866-462-7182. The WordPlayers, staged reading of “Freud’s Last Session” by Mark St. Germain, 7:30 p.m. at the Square Room, 4 Market Square. Sigmund Freud clashes with C.S. Lewis on the day England enters World War II. Info: 539- 2490 and www.wordplayers.org. Free. Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture, 1715 Volunteer Blvd, opening reception 6:30-8 p.m. for “Remix: Selections From the International Collage Center” and “Richard Meier: Selected Collage Works,” on exhibit through Dec. 9. ICC founder and New York gallerist Pavel Zoubok will cover the history of collage in the lecture “Collage Culture: From Picasso to Facebook,” 5:30 p.m. in Room 109, Art & Architecture Building. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

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NEWS FROM WEBB SCHOOL OF KNOXVILLE In all disciplines and throughout the K-12 continuum, Webb School emphasizes collaboration and an integrated, handson orientation to learning. This also includes using the latest technology to address students’ learning styles. Service is also at the heart of the Webb experience. Opportunities for service like Habitat for Humanity (below) abound, and Webb students are expected to participate in community service both to help others and to more fully develop as individuals.

Character, curiosity, creativity, passion By Scott Hutchinson, Webb School President


here are certainly more than a few factors that contribute to a successful school experience and likewise more than a few factors that contribute to the positive and complete development of a young person. In both of those cases, perhaps, the first among equals is the role that Hutchinson peers or classmates play. Attending school with students who have predominantly the same high aspirations, expectations, work ethic, and sense of fair play, as well as a wide collection of talents, interests, and aptitudes provides a significant added value for each student. Plain and simple, Webb seeks to enroll students who can best contribute to and benefit from our school experience. We have discovered that those students who want to learn and are willing to consistently do the hard work to learn succeed best and are fulfilled the most in this environment. Being genuinely curious about both the world outside oneself and the world within oneself seems an equally attractive and impactful quality in succeeding at the school. We’ve also learned that students who have a strong sense of honor and who consistently do the right thing or make the right choice when confronted with the freedom to choose also succeed at Webb and in life beyond Webb. The high school in particular is a place of great responsibility and freedom as we continue to prepare our students for the world beyond Webb, and being able to live almost

unfailingly within our guidelines is critical. In the end, scholarship and character prove the foundation for both who is admitted to the school and who ultimately enjoys and benefits from the experience. Beyond those two attributes, Webb is looking for young people who want to, and can, successfully interact with other students in a highly collaborative environment. As classes are small, the opportunities to exchange ideas and learn from other students are many; and having the confidence to speak up and to be respectfully challenged is important. The school is also looking for diversity in its student body – diversity of thought, talents, interests, backgrounds, geography, ethnicity, and religion – again all in the context of high scholarship and character. The re-enrollment rate for Webb families is historically strong, so traditionally the bulk of the openings are in kindergarten, sixth grade, and ninth grade; and they are the three entry points into the three respective divisions. Openings do emerge in other grades and we encourage anyone who has an interest in learning more about Webb to attend an Open House. Webb can be an expensive school choice. This year’s tuition for the Middle and Upper Schools is $17,170. That cost is largely a function of the wide breadth of curricular and extracurricular offerings, the various levels of rigor available in each class, the enrollment size of the classes, and the volume and quality of resources necessary to support such a program. Webb’s tuition is expensive compared to all local alternatives, but there are three important points to

mention in conjunction with spending money on education that make this investment a wise one. ■ In an ever-increasingly competitive world for work, the importance of a first-rate education has never been more critical. The world isn’t shrinking nor are the opportunities for challenging and exciting jobs. Despite the headlines of unemployment over the last few years, there are great jobs available to talented, well-educated folks. The challenge is that those jobs will require a higher and more relevant education, and that is what parents and strong schools need to keep their focus on. ■ Last year’s 104 graduates received nearly $6 million in scholarship offers from the colleges of their choice. Many Webb families choose to invest their education funds on the front end at Webb where that investment will pay dividends both as an end in itself during the K-12 years and as a means to an end in college.

■ Webb distributes more than $1.6 million of need-based financial aid to families in the community to help subsidize tuition. All of us who have children at the school recognize that many families who could not afford the tuition otherwise have wonderful children who would and do add much to our school environment. More than 170 students at Webb receive aid, and we consider that expenditure some of the best money that we invest on behalf of both a vibrant learning community and our children. The quality of peers that your children interact with plays a large part in how your children see themselves and ultimately develop. With school and school-related experiences occupying the bulk of your child’s waking hours, attending school with peers who have high expectations and the willingness and knowledge to fulfi ll those expectations is incredibly important. At Webb we work hard both to understand who might benefit from this environment and encourage and support those students once they are here.

At Webb School, the arts add balance to a rigorous academic day and provide a needed and varied outlet for students. Learn more about Webb School by attending one of our upcoming Open House meetings.

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Treatment at Peninsula Lighthouse keeps patient’s ‘head above’ as she recovers Keonyonika Gary, or “Kewi” as she prefers to be called, has struggled with depression, schizoaffective disorder and bulimia throughout the latter half of her life. Though her demeanor was usually withdrawn and quiet, there was often a storm brewing beneath the surface. During these dark times, Kewi expressed her feelings through her art, which she says would often be “really, really disturbing.” Kewi, 21, has been drawing since she was 3 years old. By age 7, she was beginning to develop her unique style of drawing. She describes herself at that time as a “carefree kid” who enjoyed hanging out with older kids and playing with her many stuffed animals. One of 12 children, she enjoyed growing up in a full house surrounded by her family. Things changed around the age of 11, when Kewi began seeing “shadow-like figures.” Confused and scared by what she saw, she didn’t tell anyone about the visions. “I thought it was just brought on by nervousness,” she explains. She tried her best to ignore the shadows, but they wouldn’t go away. “Eventually, around age 15, I was fed up with being scared. I decided to draw what I saw and I began making them into my characters. I started to like that idea and I wasn’t really scared anymore,” she said. “I got used to them and claimed them as my comforters. They told me that I shouldn’t be scared, but some wanted me to fear them.” Kewi draws her many characters as cartoons with very expressive faces. Each has his or her own distinct personality and back story, which intertwine to create complex relationships between characters. These include love triangles, lifelong friendships and tension involving many characters. Like Kewi, many of her characters have mental disorders or insecurities that they battle daily. At 16, Kewi was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a condition in which a person experiences a combination of schizophrenia symptoms – such as hallucinations or delusions – and of mood disorder symptoms, such

Kewi’s counselors have seen a positive change in her since she began the Recovery Education Program and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) at Peninsula Lighthouse. In addition to her therapy, counselors and family support, Kewi credits her art for keeping her on track when it comes to her long-term goal of living a healthy, positive and productive life.

practice some of her positive coping skills. These often include verbalizing her frustrations and drawing specifically how she feels in her “feelings journal.” The Recovery Education Program and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), two programs that Kewi participates in regularly at Peninsula Lighthouse, keep the focus on the overall goal of living a healthier life, rather than fi xating on the disorders and their labels. Since beginning This drawing, titled “What Not to do When you Get Candy,” dethese programs, Kewi has reportpicts Kewi Gary’s struggle with bulimia. For her, expressing feelings ed greater self-awareness and imthrough art is easier than verbalizing them. proved resiliency in distressing periods. She communicates more honestly and engaging with others is becoming easier. “It helps to have someone who as mania or depression. Schizoaf- weeks without eating anything. fective disorder is not as well un- “One of my specific goals is to listens to me vent and doesn’t derstood, or defined, as are other learn how to better control my judge me,” says Kewi, regarding mental health conditions. This eating disorder.” is largely because the disorder is The characters Kewi draws, a mix of multiple mental health on paper and on her tablet, are conditions that may run a unique a good indicator of how she feels course in each affected person. at that particular time. For exThe schizoaffective disorder, ample, if Kewi is drawing Walcoupled with a constant struggle lace, an overweight and insecure with her weight, led Kewi to be- character, it means she is feeling come bulimic around the time overweight and insecure herself. she graduated from high school. If she draws her bulimia persona, Bulimia nervosa, commonly Furosia, it usually means she is called bulimia, is a serious, po- about to purge or has purged retentially life-threatening eating cently. Witty, a bubbly girl, and disorder. The disorder is usually Poptart, a sweet and sensitive characterized by binging – eat- boy, are some of Kewi’s lighting large amounts of food – and hearted characters. Adversely, a then purging, trying to get rid of character named Cross is an abuthe extra calories in an unhealthy sive boyfriend to Poptart. When way, such as vomiting or exercis- Kewi depicts Cross in many of ing excessively. her drawings, it can mean that “I hate eating,” admits Kewi, she is in a dark place and serves who once went an entire two as a warning sign that she should

Last chance to register! What: 13th Annual Peninsula Ethics Workshop When: Friday, Nov. 15, from 1-4 p.m. Where: Rothchild Conference Center The seminar is titled “Social Work in a Global Society: The Intersection of Ethics and Culturally Relevant Practice” and will focus on the unique ethical challenges involved in working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations and their families. To register, log on to www.naswtn. com and click on continuing education or call the NASW-TN chapter office at 877-810-8103. Cost to attend

the event is $65 for NASW members and $95 for nonmembers. Please register by Monday, Nov. 4.

therapeutic resources and support at Peninsula. “And I totally recommend a combination of medication and therapy for anyone experiencing symptoms like mine. It’s helped me a lot, and people can see a positive change in me.” In addition to her art and therapy, Kewi credits her family and counselors at Peninsula for much of her progress. A long-term goal is to attend college. “I’d like to learn more about art and then use my skills and experience to help people with mental disabilities,” she said. An avid music fan with eclectic taste, Kewi also recognizes the importance of music in her recovery. Lyrics of the song “Swim,” by the band Jack’s Mannequin, sum up her hope for lifelong recovery: You’ve gotta swim, swim for your life. When you’re not so sure you’ll survive, you gotta swim and swim when it hurts. You haven’t come this far to fall off the earth. I swim for brighter days despite the absence of sun. Choking on salt water, I’m not giving in. I swim. Don’t let yourself sink. Just find the horizon. I promise you, it’s not as far as you think. Just keep your head above. Swim. – “Swim” by Jack’s Mannequin

Artsclamation! fine art sale to benefit mental health consumers At Artsclamation!, you’re not just buying art; you are investing in behavioral healthcare for the community. Proceeds from Artsclamation! benefit Peninsula, East Tennessee’s leading behavioral healthcare provider for adults, adolescents and children. This event also benefits Peninsula’s many outpatient programs. Artsclamation! is Peninsula’s only fundraiser, so community support is extremely important; this is especially true with an increased demand for services and decreased funding for much-needed programs. Artsclamation! will showcase original works by more than 30 noted regional and local artists and will feature a variety of me-

dia, including oil, watercolor, photography, pastels and acrylics, as well as an exclusive grouping of three-dimensional artists displaying jewelry, pottery and fiber art. In addition to the many well-known artists who will be participating in Artsclamation!, several students from Peninsula’s Recovery Education Center, including Kewi Gary whose recovery story is featured above, will also have art for sale at the event. The Recovery Education Center works with patients in a variety of artistic media to aid the emotional healing process through creative expression. The art sale is open to the public Nov. 2 at Sacred Heart Cathedral School, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission and parking.


12th Annual Fine Art Sale Saturday, November 2 • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sacred Heart Cathedral School Gymnasium original works by more than 30 local and regional artists in a variety of media www.peninsulabehavioralhealth.org/arts

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On a recent Friday night, a group of some of the best folks on the planet got together for a party. At the center of this group was someone very special – a modern-day “Cinderella” of sorts – who was the reason for the celebration.

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Leela, the star of a modern-day Cinderella story. A cancer survivor, she led the PetSafe Morris Foundation K9 Cancer Walk this past September.

Carol’s Corner She’s had several names but now she’s Leela, and Leela she will stay. She’s a big, beautiful Anatolian Shepherd, and she lives a healthy, happy life thanks to several different groups of people – including the aforementioned party crowd – working together on her behalf. Her story is quite a circuitous one. She was found wandering the back roads of Jefferson County in July of this year. The Humane Society of Jefferson County picked her up, logged her in as a male and named her Truman. However, it soon became evident that “he” was a “she,” and her name was changed to Trula. Another thing that had become evident was Trula’s bulging right eye. Concerned about the dog’s health, shelter director Melissa Descant contacted the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley. “After Melissa contacted HSTV, I just couldn’t get Trula out of my mind,” says board member Beth Schultheis. “Her size alone was enough to get my attention – she weighed 95 pounds! “Then of course there was the eye. It was a serious issue, but she seemed to take it in stride – the true definition of a gentle giant.” Schultheis contacted a few large dog rescue groups, but there was “no room at the inn.” She then contacted At


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Leela likes the merchandise at the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley’s Four Feet Repeat store. Risk Intervention (ARI), a rescue group affiliated with PetCo, and requested that they help set up an internet funding site for Trula’s medical care. While all this was happening, the dog was examined at UT Veterinary Hospital, where it was determined that she had a malignant tumor. The eye needed to be removed in order to save her life. In July, Dr. Patrick Hackett of Pellissippi Veterinary Hospital successfully performed the surgery. Once Trula’s sutures healed, she was delivered into the care of the Tennessee Valley Humane Society, which began steps to find the dog – no less beautiful after the loss of an eye – a forever home. Meanwhile, Trula was becoming famous through social media. ARI – which ultimately did raise more than $400 for the dog’s care – had contacted Recycled Best Friends, a community animal rescue-and-placement organization featured on Facebook. Trula’s story and pictures were sent out into cyberspace, and she began to gather fans. Back at HSTV, Trula had immediately become “the shelter dog.” “She would sit at reception and greet the public,” says Jessica Popek, the Society’s director of development and marketing. “She’d lay on the couch in the dog

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Young-Williams Animal Center is hosting the “Fall in Love” special through the end of November with greatly reduced prices on all cats. Kittens can be adopted for $50 (regularly $150), adult cats for $25 (regularly $70) and senior cats for $10 (regularly $50). The shelter’s cat rooms are at capacity. By helping an animal already at the shelter, you are helping another animal who will then be able to fill the vacancy. So far this year, YoungWilliams has taken in 5,210 cats that need homes. Despite the reduced adoption fee, every adopted cat will still receive the services covered by regular adoption fees, including a physical exam by a veterinarian, spay or neuter surgery, standard vaccinations

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and a microchip. Animals can be seen at either YoungWilliams location: 3201 Division Street or Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike. Info: 215-6599.

REUNION NOTES ■ Karns High School will have a centennial celebration and alumni reception 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, for all of its graduates. Info: 5398679. ■ Rule High Class of 1973 will hold its 40-year reunion Saturday, Nov. 16, at Bearden Banquet Hall. All graduates are invited. Info: Mike Doyle, 687-2268, or Juanita McFall Bishop, 804-4816.

HEALTH NOTES Around the table at Leela’s party are Ashley Schneider, Somer ■ Amedisys Hospice offers free adult grief support groups at the Plamondon, Susan Hudgens, Ki Miller, Jessica Popek, Rebecca following times and places: Newly bereaved support group Watkins, all of HSTV, and Leela’s guardians Sylvia Turner and meets 1:30 p.m. every third Monday at Panera Bread in Fountain Eric Johnson. Angie Cole is shown petting the guest of honor. City. On-going grief support group meets 6 p.m. every fourth Photos by Beth Schultheis

Tuesday at Amedisys offices, 1420 Dutch Valley Road. Info: Sarah Wimmer, 689-7123.

room for hours with children and staff members just wrapped around her.” Enter Sylvia Turner and Eric Johnson of West Knoxville, who had lost two dogs of their own – first Shadow, then Kaya – in quick, unexpected succession. “Kaya was irreplaceable,” says Sylvia, who is assistant director of the Haslam Scholars program at UT, of their beloved Rhodesian Ridgeback. Diagnosed with an aggressive tumor on her spine, she was given a grim prognosis. She was in pain, and no treatments were helping. Sylvia and Eric made every pet owner’s hardest

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decision, and Kaya was euthanized at home. “We were devastated,” says Sylvia, “and we vowed never again to get another dog.” But dog lover Sylvia had been checking the Humane Society’s website every few days “secretly,” as she says. And “when we saw Trula, we knew we wanted her. There was no hesitation.” They adopted Trula “exactly one year after we lost Kaya.” They renamed her “Leela,” after the one-eyed “Futurama” character. And then they threw a party.

■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support Group meets 5-6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday in the UT Hospice office at 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or reservation: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6279. ■ UT Hospice, serving patients and families in Knox and 15 surrounding counties, conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with the program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: Penny Sparks, 544-6279.

HALLOWEEN EVENTS ■ Trail of Doom Haunted Corn Maze and Forest, Thriller Nights of Light, and The Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch at Oakes Farm, 8240 Corryton Road. Info: 688-6200 or www.trailofdoom.com. ■ Norwood Pumpkin Patch, through Thursday Oct. 31, Norwood UMC, 2110 Merchant Drive. Hours: noon-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Pumpkins of all sizes and prices. Pumpkin bread available every day.

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Halls – Awesome home in Timberlake S/D, 2-story w/2-level entry, hdwds throughout main level, big den area/formal living/office area, solid surface counters, 42" cabinets in kit, lots of walk-in closets on both levels, jacuzzi in master BA, Over-sized deck, looks new thru-out! $244,900 MLS# 862123

Halls – Lots of room, inside & out! All brick 1-level living, 4BR/3BA, big kit, sun room, fireplace, hdwd & tile flooring, big hallways & doorways for handicap accessibility, updates throughout! Outside, you’ll love the large lot w/ mature trees & 3-car gar plus covered motor home parking! $279,900 MLS# 859795

< Ftn City – Cute rancher in the heart of Ftn City! Big lot that backs up to Ftn City Ball Park, great place to walk! Detached 1-car gar plus workshop, hdwds, updated kit, fireplace in good size living area, seller has updated BA, windows & H&A system. Located on a desirable street!! $104,900 MLS# 861914

Rhonda Vineyard 218-1117


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PERFECT LOCATION! Your own private retreat close to I-75, Emory Rd & Brickey school. Updated 3,400 SF, tennis court, riding trails & much more. $449,900 NEW POOL

HEART OF HALLS! Almost 2,200 SF, all brick rancher w/huge bonus rm up, hdwd fam rm w/gas fireplace, great view, cul-de-sac street, 9' ceilings, jacuzzi & much more. $199,900 UNION COUNTY

JUST REDUCED! Over 4,200 SF, all brick in perfect shape, huge bonus rm, hdwd mstr w/tile & granite BA, finished bsmt w/rec rm, game rm, office, & bar, 3-car gar, great lot & much more. $344,900

ALL BRICK! Perfectly level, fenced lot. 3BR/2BA, open floorplan. Gas fireplace & much more. Only $104,900 SOUTH


BETTER HURRY! 4BR, 2,600 SF, master on main, hdwd floors, fireplace, rec rm/sun rm, new deck, lots of updates, Perfectly flat backyard. Great location. $209,900

JUST LISTED! 3BR/2BA, huge sunroom, level, fenced lot. Lots of hardwood floors. Very well cared for. In move-in condition. $89,900

It’s the experience that counts!

CORRYTON! $224,900. Farmhouse & 5+ acres. Fenced! 3490 SF, 5BR/2BA. Some updates: vinyl replacement windows, updated kitchen & BAs, central H&A, sewer connected. Open & spacious rooms w/loads of natural light. Hardwood floors throughout. Carpet in FR, Pergotype flrs in eat-in kitchen, office, study, DR & FR! BR & BA on main. Gorgeous acreage, level & fenced. Currently being used for pasture for horses and donkeys. MLS # 847725

FTN CITY! $152,900. NEED MORE ROOM? Over 2500 SF. Full basement partially finished! 6BRs w/potential for more! 4BAs. Specious great room w/built-in bookcases, DR w/hardwood floors, updated kitchen, master on main. 5BRs & office up, walk-up attic for great storage. Basement w/potential BR + full BA. 2 more offices or craft rooms, possible huge rec room, workshop & more storage! Large, level lot, fenced. Just off Tazewell Pk. MLS # 853289

NORWOOD! $119,900 Basement ranch. 4BR/2.5BA, approx 1700 SF. BR & BA in basement. New paint, carpet, new kitchen, updated BAs, hardwood floors on most of main, separate LR & den w/FP on main + rec room down. Loads of storage, large laundry room, fenced backyard. Walk to S/D pool. Convenient location! MLS # 860038

POWELL! $169,900! $100 down payment w/approved Rural Development financing! Spacious w/ almost 2000 SF. 3BRs + bonus room, 2.5BAs! Oversized greatroom w/gas log fireplace, open DR w/hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen w/DR. Covered patio, fanced backyard, 2-car garage. MLS # 860420


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Shannondale School District Historically significant, character plus home. But totally updated. Master on main w/13x14 bath (double shower and jacuzzi) high ceilings, 2 FPs (Antique Mantels), 3BRs up + bath and sitting room. Lots of storage (in and out). Gorgeous level lot w/ wonderful trees. Lots of turn-around, parking area in back. Sun room off kitchen. See-thru kitchen to den. Rich hardwood and tile throughout. New B-dry in unfin basement. MLS# 844928 $254,900

Shannondale School District Character + quality of older Fountain City home, 4BR/3BA, w/''all updates'' special vinyl-clad windows, gorgeous new kit. (granite), 2 sets of ovens (double+1w/gas stove), fabulous woodwork & trim throughout. Master + 2BR on main-4th BR study rms + BA up. New roof, gas heat main w/heat pump up, ''full'' unfin basement (new windows around)new gar. doors, big deck + screened porch. Super private backyard + sitting off cul-de-sac. MLS# 863510 $249,900

B-4 • OCTOBER 28, 2013 • BEARDEN Shopper news

health & lifestyles

A life changing night of sleep Scott Beverly of Knoxville, 53, has been taking better care of his health lately, ever since he experienced atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat. Working out and losing weight have helped. But Beverly has also visited Dr. Thomas G. Higgins at the Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center for an exam and a sleep test in the summer of 2013. “My wife (Toni) kept saying I was snoring a whole lot at nighttime, and she could tell I stopped breathing during the night,” Beverly said. At the sleep center, Beverly was diagnosed with a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. This occurs when a person’s airway relaxes during sleep and collapses on itself. This causes loud snoring and periodic lapses in breathing, which in turn can strain the heart. And of course, it makes for a lousy night’s sleep. At the sleep center, Beverly had a thorough exam by Higgins and then was scheduled for a sleep test. He arrived at 7 p.m. to spend the night in one of the center’s suites, complete with a comfortable bed and bathroom. “It was very nice, almost like home,” Beverly said. Except that patients are connected all night to monitors recording their heart rate, brain activity, breathing

dreamed. I hadn’t done that in forever!” Today Beverly wears a CPAP mask every night to sleep and has seen a dramatic improvement in his energy level. The machine is about the size of a shoe box and sits beside his bed. “I’m 100 percent better. I didn’t feel it at first. But my wife and even boss and others could tell the difference. I have more pep and a more normal energy level,” Beverly said. Beverly said he would recommend the Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center to anyone who needs a better night’s rest. And the added bonus of treating his sleep apnea has been a more regular heart beat. “My atrial fibrillation has gone from spells four times a week, to maybe once every two weeks, if that,” he said. “Dr. Higgins thinks maybe when I stopped breathing so many times during the night, it was triggering the irregular heartbeat. “I had excellent care at Fort Scott Beverly and his wife, Toni, in Annapolis, Md., where their son, Brandon, is a junior at the United States Naval Sanders,” he said. “When you walk in, you’re not a number, Academy you’re a person. It’s a great place, rate and limb movements. then I was awake for 15 seconds.” and mask and into the patient’s and I can’t say anything bad “They hooked me up to all After trying to sleep for two nose to keep the airway open all about it.” those wires, and I slept for two hours, the staff technician put night. hours,” said Beverly. “And out Beverly in a mask attached to a This time, Beverly slept sound- For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Fort of that two hours, for every one CPAP (continuous positive air- ly. “When they woke me up, I felt Sanders Sleep Disorders Center at minute of sleep I got, I stopped way pressure) machine. The ma- like I had slept way more than 865-541-1375. breathing for five seconds, and chine forces air through a tube five hours,” he said. “I finally

Science of a good night’s rest Getting a good night’s rest is not a luxury but rather a necessity for good health, according to Dr. Thomas G. Higgins, a neurologist and sleep disorders specialist at Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center. “Most people need at least seven or eight hours of sleep,” said Higgins. “There are shorter sleepers, but most people getting five hours are not getting enough sleep. Your body temperature, horDr. Thomas G. mones and everyHiggins thing in the body functions better if you’re attaining enough sleep.” A lack of sleep can affect the body in many negative ways, Higgins said. “The immune system is affected,” he said. “People who do not get enough sleep are more likely to become ill. People with insufficient sleep are more likely to put on weight, because a lack of sleep affects metabolism. That can lead to diabetes and heart disease. “Obtaining good sleep reduces your sensitivity to chronic pain.

doesn’t get to a deep stage of sleep. Sleep apnea is managed by wearing a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine at night. This machine forces air through a tube and mask, and into the patient’s airway to keep it open. “In one study, they took photos of patients before and two months after using a CPAP machine, and asked other people to rate who was more attractive. The people judged most attractive were the ones who had used the CPAP for a couple of months. “So if you want to Fibromyalgia, for example, can be aggravated by a lack of sleep,” be good looking, healthy and feel better, use your CPAP,” said Higsaid Higgins. One of the most common sleep gins with a laugh. disorders is obstructive sleep apFor more information about nea, in which a patient’s airway diagnosis and treatment of your relaxes and collapses on itself sleep problem, call the during sleep, causing loud snorFort Sanders Sleep Disorders ing, choking and momentary Center at 865-541-1375. lapses in breathing. These wake the patient up, and he or she

Myths about sleep Myth: Some people only need 4 to 5 hours per night. Truth: Everyone needs 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night, and others need up to 9 hours. Sleep is productive time, in which brain and body cells rejuvenate. Myth: Sleep problems only affect older women. Truth: Insomnia affects everyone, but is more common in older women. Men in their 30s and 40s are most likely to get sleep apnea. And narcolepsy, a serious sleep disorder, most often begins in a person’s teens and 20s.

When to call the doctor If you have a problem getting to sleep, it’s probably a sleep hygiene issue. Try keeping regular sleep hours, use the bedroom only for sleeping don’t work on the computer or watch TV just before bed and avoid caffeine after dinner. Get exercise every day, but not right before bed. Do something relaxing before bed, like take a bath or read (as long as it’s not exciting). Keep the lights low or even off. Before there were electric lights, people regularly slept 9 hours per day. If you keep waking up during the night, that’s more likely a physica problem such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome or any one of a number of sleep disorders. If you’ve tried good sleep hygiene and still can’t fall asleep, call your doctor. Or if you’re waking up in the middle of the night repeatedly that’s a reason to call a doctor as well.

Get Your Life Back Chronic sleep deprivation or poor quality sleep can leave you feeling exhausted, irritable and unable to focus. It can also lead to serious health problems. The professionals at the nationally accredited Fort Sanders Regional Sleep Disorders Center can help you get a refreshing night’s sleep – and get your life back.

Fort Sanders Professional Building 1901 Clinch Avenue, S.W., Suite 303 Knoxville, TN 37916

For more information, please call the Fort Sanders Sleep Disorders Center at (865) 541-1375.

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