Interns head downtown
Last week, the ShopperNews interns toured the Knox Area Rescue Ministries, the health department and ate lunch at the Knoxville Visitors Center during a WDVX Blue Plate Special concert.
See their story on pages A-10, 11
Mose’s mark There’s an underground campaign to influence Mayor Tim Burchett to reappoint Robert M. “Mose” Lobetti to a third term on Metropolitan Planning Commission. Lobetti already has left an indelible mark.
See Betty Bean’s story on A-4
UT revitalization This is the revitalization time of Tennessee football, says Marvin West. “Hope is here. Rebirth is likely. Improvement is just around the corner. Derek Dooley is optimistic.” Marvin says, “There had to be changes.”
See Marvin’s story on page A-5
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Index Coffee Break Sherri Gardner Howell Government/Politics Malcolm Shell Marvin West Town of Farragut Faith Business Community Calendar Health/Lifestyles
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June 25, 2012
Annexation of Old Concord Meeting lays question on the line
By Sherri Gardner Howell When you boil down the questions, fears and passions for and against the annexation of Old Concord by the town of Farragut, the underlying sentiment of those who live there is pretty simple: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Town administrators’ point of view is also pretty basic: We don’t want anyone coming along and breaking it. The community of Old Concord is under the watchful eye of Knox County, not the town it borders. Talk of moves to annex the historic area by the town of Farragut circulates regularly. On June 18, residents of Old Concord met at Concord Presbyterian Church to listen to Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill and Town Administrator David Smoak lay it on the line concerning annexation. Approximately 50 people attended the question and answer session, which was hosted by the Old Concord Residents Association. Mayor McGill emphasized several times that the town’s only agenda is to work with the community and to protect the residents and historic area. “This is a special place,” said McGill. “We know it is a special place. You know it is a special place. We want to make sure it stays a special place.” Old Concord falls within the 16 square miles of the town’s urban growth boundary and already en-
joys some protection with the historical overlay designation. “You are a little piece of that boundary,” said McGill. “Our only goal is to be able to protect you from what might come down the road.” Smoak explained that Concord Road is one of the gateways into the town of Farragut and is therefore very important. “If we were to annex Old Concord, we would ask for your help in putting together a Historical Zoning Committee so decisions could be made at the town level and not at the county level,” said Smoak. “We don’t want to come in and develop your community. That is not what we do. The question is pretty simple: Would you rather the oversight be by the town or by the county? If you are happy, then we can go back to the board of alderman and tell them that.” Carol Russell, president of the Old Concord Residents Association, said after the meeting that the relationship between the association and Knox County is “very, very good.” “We have a history with them,” she said. “They have supported us in the past on several projects that would have been damaging to our historic community. They have always been very interested in helping us maintain the historical integrity of our community.” Russell said the association will work in the next few months to conduct a survey and a petition to
Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill and Town Administrator David Smoak take questions from citizens of Old Concord. This map shows the urban growth boundaries and the historic zoning of the Old Concord area.
determine the will of all the members. “This was good dialogue,” she said. “The town would like a formal declaration of the will of the people who live here, so we will try to facilitate that.” Mayor McGill warned that historical overlays can be abused, adding that protecting the community is the town’s only motivation. “I feel the town is in a better position to be more responsive to issues and problems that might arise because we are closer to the area.” The mayor said the meeting was a positive step. “It was helpful to
Carol Russell, president of the Old Concord Residents Association, opens a meeting and discussion about annexation. clear the air so that maybe there will be no more misunderstandings,” said McGill. “Annexation decisions ultimately rest with the board of aldermen, but I believe we are all on the same page with saying if the citizens don’t want it, then we have no desire to do it.”
Campbell Station Park: Natural beauty By Suzanne Foree Neal Farragut’s Campbell Station Park is perhaps the most eye-catching of all the town’s parks. Turkey Creek meanders through the long, narrow park that also has walking trails which cut through a swath of woods. The 17-acre park at 405 N. Campbell Station Road is considered a passive park. Situated next to the Farragut Branch Library, the park can be a busy place when a children’s event at the library concludes. Parents and children head to the park. With lots of woods and shade, it’s a popular place on a hot day. The town bought the first 13 acres in 1993 and celebrated the completion of Phase 1 in 1999. In 2000, asphalt and mulch trails in the west portion were completed through a Recreation Trails Program grant from the state. The park is dotted with an assortment of playful metal sculptures representing children and animals at play. There are two pavilions. Burnside is covered, has electricity, a water fountain, a grill, seats 24 at three tables and is situated off the entrance to the library. It rents for $25 for a half day or $40 for a full day. Longstreet is covered, has electricity, a grill, seats 40 at five tables and is off
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Portable hammocks stretched over Turkey Creek at Campbell Station Park in the shade make for a great place to while away the day. McKenzie Riley, 16; Ryan Creel, 17; Kyle Parker, 17; and Ben Holt, 18, come to the park about once a week.
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Farragut Shopper-News takes a look at what amenities you’ll find if you venture out to any of Farragut’s family-friendly parks. Three are active parks – Anchor, McFee and Mayor Bob Leonard – and two are passive parks – Campbell Station and Farragut Memorial Plaza by Town Hall. Each offers a different experience.
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With whom, living or dead, would you most like to have a long lunch? “Pat Summitt. She is such a strong leader and fearless woman. I would love for her to give me a ‘locker room’ speech.”
Other than your parents, who has had the biggest influence on your life and why? “My wife, Candy, has had the biggest influence on my life. She has shown me what true love and friendship is. No matter what hurdle life presents, Candy is always there, backing me up with a ‘you can do it’ attitude. I admire her deeply.”
Blake McCoy has an obsession that some of his peers will readily understand and some will find puzzling, but only until their time comes. “I am obsessed with my son,” Blake, age 29, proudly admits. “Kyan is 13 months old, and he is amazing.” Blake and his wife, Candy Watson McCoy, live in Maryville. Blake is the owner of Independent Insurance Consultants, a Farragut company that offers insurance options for Medicare supplemental, retirement and life insurance, and specializes in senior care. “I love my job and am very passionate about working with people to help them find the best options, especially the seniors in our community. When I’m not working, however, I want to spend every minute with my son!” Blake was born in Knoxville and lived as a child in the Halls and Fountain City area, but moved to Atlanta and graduated from high school there. He pursued his insurance license “because I really love working with people. I like helping good people solve problems and finding unique solutions for them that will make their lives easier.” With Kyan, Blake and Candy are building on some of Candy’s happy memories as a child. “My wife has so many wonderful memories of experiences provided by her parents, Steve and Denise Watson, now known as ‘Stevo and Nana.’ I want that for my son, so we take him everywhere – train rides, aquariums, even traveling to see Elmo. Being a father has definitely changed my life!” Sit and have a Coffee Break as you get to know Blake McCoy:
I still can’t quite get the hang of … “Home repairs. Even though I try, I usually end up calling a professional or my father-in-law.”
What is the best present you ever received in a box? “The watch my wife bought me for my 26th birthday.”
What is your social media of choice? “Facebook. I really enjoy looking at the photographs posted by friends and family and hearing about their adventures.” “I am getting ready to read ‘Outliers,’ by Malcolm Gladwell.”
What is the worst job you have ever had?
What was your most embarrassing moment?
“Selling cologne and perfume at gas stations to random people. I was young and needed rent money.”
“I was on my first date with the woman is who now my wife. While at dinner, she excused herself and went to the restroom. I was so love struck that I accidentally followed her to the women’s restroom.”
What was your favorite Saturday morning cartoon and why?
What are the top three things on your bucket list?
“ ‘Ducktales.’ I loved Launchpad, the pilot who couldn’t land without crashing.”
“Take an R.V. trip with my family to the Grand Canyon; go on a safari in Africa; and go to Australia and pet a kangaroo.”
What irritates you?
What is your favorite quote from a television show or movie?
What is one word others often use to describe you and why?
“Tigers love pepper … they hate cinnamon.” – The Hangover
“Innovative. I enjoy finding new solutions and methods to achieve goals.”
“Meksiko Cantina. I have known Mario for years, and he definitely has the best Mexican food in town. I go there at least once a week for my chicken fajita quesadillas.”
What are you guilty of?
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
“I can keep secrets about others, but when it comes to me … I’m an open book.”
What is your favorite material possession? “Definitely my outdoor kitchen, grill and fire pit. We love to entertain and cook for friends and family. I’m no chef, but I can grill a mean burger.”
What are you reading currently?
“I would have more hobbies.”
“Laziness combined with a sense of entitlement.”
What’s one place in Farragut everyone should visit?
What is your greatest fear? “That I will disappoint my wife and son.”
If you could do one impulsive thing, what would it be?
What is your passion? “Besides my family, my passion is helping clients understand that there is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ plan when it comes to retirement and insurance. Since I have access to hundreds of companies, I can provide solutions for all needs and sizes.”
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All smiles at the networking event for the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce on June 14 are, from left, Darla Berdal, Chamber president Bettye Sisco, Cynthia Moore and Diane Jones. Photos by Sherri Gardner Howell
Say Cheese – and bagels It seemed a perfect setting to smile for the camera as more than 25 members of the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce gathered at the studio of Michael Broyles in Renaissance Center for an early morning “meet and greet.” The networking opportunity, hosted by Broyles, was another opportunity for members of the Chamber to get to know fellow business owners, friends and colleagues. The atmosphere was warm and light as guests enjoyed coffee and bagels, compared business ups-and-downs and were treated to door prizes from the photographer and from Campbell Station Wine & Spirits. Broyles gave a
Michael Broyles tells chamber members about the services offered at his studio as Chamber president Bettye Sisco, left, listens. Broyles also introduced his team, which included Emily Cardwell, assistant photographer, and Lauren West, public relations coordinator, at right.
Sherri Gardner Howell FARRAGUT FACES quick overview of the services offered at his photography studio, which opened in Renaissance Center five years ago and has been in Knoxville for 10 years. “Baby pictures are my specialty,” Broyles said, “but we offer full services here, including business and portfolio photographs. We create memories.” He can shoot in the studio or on location for
With one of host Michael Broyles’ photographs as a backdrop, Farragut West Knoxville Chamber members Steve Herzog, J.R. Hertwig and Carol Myers enjoy coffee and bagels. environmental photographs. a bag of chocolate-covered As guests left to start their pretzels with a $50 coupon work day, each was given for photography services.
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Campbell Station Park is known for its whimsical bronze sculptures like this one of a little girl kicking up her heels. Children from Kiddie Kottage Learning Center No. 3 run off some pentup energy after a day at the movie theater and a puppet show at the Farragut Branch Library. Photos by S.F. Neal
ing Center weren’t interested in anything but running off some steam after a trip to a movie theater and puppet show at the library. Joe Cooper, one of the keepers of the group, says they take the children to the library almost every Wednesday. Heather Speers likes the shade best and the fact she can bring children to the library and visit the park at the same time. She comes once or twice a week.
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government Lobetti leaves his ‘mark’ By Betty Bean There’s an underground campaign to influence Mayor Tim Burchett to reappoint Robert M. “Mose” Lobetti to a third term on Metropolitan Planning Commission. Lobetti already has left an indelible mark.
The name “Mose” has been carved into a desk formerly assigned to Robert M. “Mose” Lobetti in the City County Building’s Large Assembly Room. Photo by Betty Bean Up on the dais in the Large Assembly Room, on the east end of the bank of heavy oak desks occupied by elected and appointed officials during meetings of City Council, County Commission and various public boards and commissions, the name “Mose” is carved into the front edge of the desk Lobetti formerly occupied (he was reassigned to another seat last year).
Burchett confirmed that friends and supporters of Lobetti, who is best known as a longtime political operative for the Duncan family, are lobbying on his behalf. Lobetti was originally appointed (and subsequently reappointed) to MPC by former Mayor Mike Ragsdale. “I’ve had people stop me in parking lots and garages, out in public and had people calling the office,” said Burchett, who will also be considering two additional appointments (Stan Johnson’s second term is up and former chair Robert Anders is resigning). The terms of two other commissioners – Ursula Bailey and Art Clancey III – are up, but they are city appointees and will be reappointed or replaced by Mayor Madeline Rogero. Lobetti, a consistent pro-development vote, was the center of controversy in 2010 when he recused himself from voting for a rezoning involving a political ally, and then attempted to rescind his recusal when it became apparent that the rezoning was in trouble. The MPC staff attorney Steven Wise told Lobetti that he couldn’t take his recusal back. Burchett is noncommittal about Lobetti’s reappointment and said there are others on his list of potential MPC commissioners. “We’re going to look at all of them,” he said.
Greenways low on food chain Greenways are important to the quality of life of any city. Recently, I interviewed Lori Goerlich, the city’s new coordinator. Goerlich turned 30 on April 15. Her degree is in landscape architecture from Iowa State University.
She is a very pleasant, likeable and earnest young woman who still has a lot to learn about Knoxville and her way around the city’s 50 miles of greenways. In fairness, she has been here for only two months and is working to get acquainted. She succeeds Donna Young who was super aggressive and energetic, a tough act to follow. She has had one meeting with Mayor Rogero which lasted 90 minutes, she said. The meeting included two of her supervisors, Joe Walsh and Christi Branscom. The chain of command has her reporting to Walsh, who reports to Branscom, who reports to Eddie Mannis who reports to Rogero. So Goerlich is four persons down the food chain from the mayor. She said the mayor expressed support and listened carefully. The mayor’s recently adopted budget includes only one mile of greenway (near First Creek) at a cost of $1 million – 80 percent of which is federal money. If Rogero builds a mile a year, she will have added only 4 miles of greenways in her first term which would fall short of what can and should be done. We are told that in-house work will be done on other greenways. Hopefully, that is true, but the proof will be in the delivery. Extending the Sue Clancy green-
way from Adair Park over to Broadway is an obvious and easy greenway to push forward. The city Greenways Commission has not had a chair since Will Skelton resigned two years ago. The city website clearly has not been updated as the list of members still shows Donna Young as greenways co-coordinator when she retired eight months ago. The Commission is inactive and its website is woefully out of date. I have no doubt that Mayor Rogero genuinely backs more greenways. Gov. Bill Haslam is a strong friend in Nashville who can assist in making sure Knoxville receives greenway grants when applications are submitted. Haslam recently announced a $430,000 grant to Sevierville for a greenway to Pigeon Forge. Lori Goerlich is eager but untested. She does not know the politics of city hall or the state. It is uncertain how aggressive she will be. The mayor is the captain of the team. My hope is that greenways under Rogero will take off and set new records of completion. Pensions: The city pension fund is nowhere close to meeting the 6.5 percent goal of growth established in the Mayor’s pension proposal. This makes the financial assumptions of the proposed city charter amendment shaky. Some argue the plan should be rejected at the ballot box if altered. Hopefully, local media will cover this issue intensely between now and November when voters decide the matter. Council members Duane Grieve, Marshall Stair and Nick Della Volpe already voted no. Finbarr Saunders voted against the hybrid plan before he switched and voted for it feeling it is better than nothing. Knoxville CPA Robert Zivi argues this proposal is worst than doing nothing.
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The $35 million question Knox County Commission is scrambling for cover as parents across the county realize that the budget “compromise” adopted June 4 does not fund proposed school building improvements and lacks money for technology. The most interesting conundrum is in District 7 where school board member Kim Sepesi secured capital improvements for Shannondale, Adrian Burnett and Powell elementary schools, along with Powell High School, in the school board budget. Then her district
colleague, Commissioner R. Larry Smith, opposed the funding. He even voted “no” on the compromise which did not raise taxes. We asked Sepesi at last week’s Powell Republican Club what happens to those building projects. “I don’t know,” she said.
“Our district was getting the bulk of the capital improvements.” Meanwhile, Smith has told at least two Republican Clubs that he voted “no” in part because he felt bullied by this writer and reporter Jake Mabe who handed out feathers to commissioners with the message: “Leaders find a way to lead; chickens find a way to hide.” Sepesi demonstrated skill in securing the school board’s commitment for projects in her district. But the projects can’t go for-
Kim Sepesi speaking to the Powell Republican Club. ward without funding. Smith demonstrated political cowardice in opposing the funding. We say, if the feather fits, fluff it.
Massey and Jenkins and Minnie Pearl By Anne Hart There’s no question that the Duncan family knows how to throw a party. After all, they have been hosting the hugely popular Duncan barbecue at the Civic Coliseum since 1968. In addition to the nearly 10,000 local party faithful who attend that event held in October of years when there is a November election, it has also been attended by such luminaries as former president George W. Bush, back when he was a mere governor, and former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, back when she was campaigning for her husband, Bob Dole, during his run for the presidency. So it should come as no surprise that state Sen. Becky Duncan Massey, whose dad, the late U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan, started the whole thing, and whose brother, U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr., has continued the tradition, has inherited the gene for giving a great party. She proved it last Tuesday evening at The Foundry at World’s Fair Park when several hundred guests were on hand as she announced her campaign for re-election to the Legislature from the 6th District. There was good food, plenty of liquid libation and lots of fine company. Massery was introduced by state Sen. Randy McNally, who extolled Massey’s work during her first year in the Senate, and urged those on hand to “find what you can do to bring her back and go out and do it.” Massey is running in the Aug. 2 primary for a full four-year term. She was
Knox County Commissioner Ed Shouse, left, and former Knoxville mayor and ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe were among the several hundred supporters of Becky Duncan Massey on hand at The Foundry last week when she announced her campaign for re-election to the state Senate. Photo by A. Hart elected last year to fill the unexpired term of Jamie Woodson, who resigned to head the state education collaborative SCORE. The executive director of the nonprofit Sertoma Center, Massey said her first year in office had been “absolutely amazing. It was a year of great successes for our state.” She said she wants to return to Nashville “to assure a government that is both consumer and business friendly, to support lower taxes and to support teachers and our most vulnerable population: those who don’t need a hand-out but a hand-up.”
Jenkins’ jibes Local Republican Party chair Ray Hal Jenkins couldn’t be at the Massey event, but the ever clever Jenkins still managed to
provide some timely comments about the opposition. Referring to the unsuccessful attempt of Shelley Breeding, whose home straddles the line separating Knox and Anderson counties, to run as a Democratic Party candidate in the new 89th District seat in the General Assembly, Jenkins jibed, “The Democrats’ answer to the poor shape they’re in is to outsource their candidates to Anderson County.” And of local Democrat Party chair Gloria Johnson he quipped, “Her answer to every race is to move there and run for the seat.”
It must have been Minnie Pearl’s ghost who caused lots of good humored laughs from observers and just a tad of embarrassment for a local newspaper writer/ photographer covering the Massey event. Every time the photog raised her arm to take a picture of guests, the price tag still affi xed to her brand new jacket dangled from its underarm for all to see. My new heroes? Local CPA Debbie Diddle, who had the courage to call the couture calamity to my attention, and attorney Howard Vogel who loaned her his pocket knife, complete with tiny scissors, to cut off the offending tag. Minnie Pearl imitator Many, many thanks to Those old enough to you two. You handled the remember the Grand ‘ol situation with grace and Opry’s Minnie Pearl will charm. recall her hat with the price As for me: I can’t rememtag dangling off its edge. ber ever laughing so hard.
Dems blast GOP over jobs Veteran Democratic state Rep. Joe Armstrong says that legislation his party has been working on over the past year will put Tennesseans to work, if Republicans will get out of the way. Armstrong and county party chair Gloria Johnson, who is also a candidate for the 13th District House seat being vacated by Harry Tindell, held a press conference/small business roundtable last week to talk about the Tennessee First Act and other measures they said would help home-grown businesses. “This year in the Legislature, we spent an enormous amount of time disputing absurd legislation,” Armstrong said. “The Monkey Bill, the Don’t Say Gay Bill, telling private universities like Vanderbilt how to run their campuses. … we spent a considerable amount of time talking about repealing the Affordable Care Act, when we have no standing. All of his took time away from important things.” Johnson, a special education teacher, echoed Armstrong’s sentiments.
Betty Bean “I see a lot of legislation that tells me I can’t talk about hand-holding with my students, but not much about helping business and creating new jobs. … We’re interested in getting our neighbors back to work.” Armstrong said the Democratic Caucus went across the state last year talking to small business owners and workers about the problems they face. “We designed a package of bills we felt were nonpartisan, like Tennessee Contractors First, which gives Tennessee contractors an advantage on state jobs. The state spends a lot of money (on building projects) and if we can give our small businesses an advantage, we want to do that. “But that bill was killed in subcommittee. We plan to bring that one back.” West Knox Republican Ryan Haynes chairs the
Democrats Joe Armstrong and Gloria Johnson listen to small business owners’ wish lists. Photo by Betty Bean State and Local Government subcommittee, which summarily quashed the Contractors First bill without discussion. He says his subcommittee did the right thing because the bill could violate reciprocity agreements with surrounding states and hurt Tennessee contractors’ ability to do business elsewhere. “This was a bill being brought for 100 percent political reasons,” he said. “That’s why past administrations haven’t supported it. Some of those bills get to the point of being ridiculous.” Haynes conceded that his party has backed its fair share of “political” legislation, and said he wishes that both parties would focus on “true job creation and eco-
nomic development. “Unfortunately we don’t ever seem to make that the No. 1 priority.” Johnson is underwhelmed by Haynes’ assessment of Tennessee Contractors First, and cited a nearly $10 million slope repair job on an I-75 mudslide in Campbell County that went to a Kentucky company this spring. “There was only a slight cost difference. Seems to me it would be good for Tennessee workers to keep that job here. Across the state people are very supportive of this bill. It just makes sense to hire Tennessee contractors when we can. “Just because we’ve been doing it this way forever doesn’t mean that it’s not something we can do better.”
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Tennessee revitalization TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West Tennessee football is 794 victories, the giant stadium, passionate fans, sensational statistics, unforgettable plays and unbelievable stories – Jack Reynolds hacksawing his Jeep in half, Richmond Flowers racing a quarter horse, Peyton Manning dropping his drawers. Tennessee football is the checkerboard end zone and the Pride of the Southland band and nick-
names like Bad News and Wild Bull and Swamp Rat. It is the series of remarkable events that led to the national championship of 1998. It is The Stop against Billy Cannon and the Miracle at South Bend and those delightful Sugar Vols and what they did to Miami. Tennessee football is the statue of Neyland, tailgate gatherings and old Vols in the Hall of Fame.
Water was once a scarce resource MALCOLM’S CORNER | Malcolm Shell Along with the Dogwood Arts Festival, pollen and annual house cleaning, another ritual of spring is the cleaning of swimming pools. It seems to continually flood the streets with water. I was watching one of our neighbors prepare their pool for the summer and I couldn’t help but wonder how many 50-gallon barrels of water it took to fill it up. Of course, some simple math gave a pretty good estimate, but the thing that came to my mind is what a difference 60 years makes in the availability of water.
When the pioneers were settling the area, one of their primary considerations in selecting a place to build their cabins was the availability of fresh water for drinking and keeping their perishable food cool. Campbell’s Station had an abundant supply of springs and aquifers which made it an ideal location. But water still had to be used sparingly. Early programming and habits are hard to overcome. In the 21st century I still find myself using water very sparingly at our home. And it still makes me feel a little guilty when our lawn irrigation system is
It is long runs, long passes and punts that fly high and turn over. It is 161 extra points in a row and three-point kicks that win instead of break your heart. It is many memories of pancake blocks, knockout tackles, impossible interceptions, missed calls and fumbles lost and found. Tennessee football is fantastic comebacks and horrendous upsets and the wonderful, awful difference in winning and losing. All that is what Tennessee football used to be – always relevant, often exciting, sometimes terrific. This is the revitalization time of Tennessee football. Hope is here. Rebirth seems likely. Improvement is just around the corner. Derek Dooley is optimistic. This is the year of eight victories minimum, maybe nine, and a bowl game that Tyler Bray will find worthy of his time and effort. Search for a four-leaf clover to
go with your faith that the new defensive staff will inspire hits you can hear. Believe that there really is a forthcoming running attack. Count the number of players with big-play potential. Count the number of years remaining on Dooley’s contract. There had to be changes. Tennessee 2011 lacked adult supervision, maybe outside, certainly from within. There were hints of statistical selfishness. If there was leadership, it wasn’t always going in the best direction. There were so many negatives and criticisms – significant injuries, no running punch, inept kicking, sad second half at Arkansas, Dooley’s orange pants. And then came the Kentucky game. Indeed, there were changes. And growth. And an improved outlook. Now is the time for good things to happen. Time runneth short.
running. Fortunately, my wife also came from an area where fresh water was scarce, so our conservation habits have not created a problem. My family installed a bathroom even prior to the establishment of the First Utility District which gave the little village “city water” as the locals called it. Prior to that, our water supply came from a well which we drilled in the late 1940s, but the water was often muddy and it was hard to tell whether you were cleaner after the bath than you were before. Moreover, we had no hot water heater, so hot water had to be poured into the tub, but to rinse off you had to use the overhead shower, which spewed cold water. Now, one might think that the situation I have described was one of an impoverished family. By today’s standards that would certainly be true. But we felt fortunate to have an indoor bathroom because most families in the village had an outdoor privy and took a bath in a wash tub about once each week, usually on Saturday night to get
ready for church on Sunday. But the conditions described were typical of rural areas in the South during the mid-20th century. And even into the 1950s, some outlying areas still depended on kerosene lamps for light and fireplaces to warm the house in winter. Having an abundant water supply had long been a dream for most village residents, and although community meetings were often held to discuss the matter, no serious action was ever taken to implement a plan. But on April 6, 1954, discussion gave way to action. A meeting was called at Farragut High School by the Farragut Civic Club. Utility districts were authorized under a 1937 enabling act of the Tennessee state Legislature to improve public health and promote economic development. At that meeting, County Judge C. Howard Bozeman, using that 1937 legislation, appointed three members to head up the district. Former town of Farragut mayor Bob Leonard was hired to do the legal work and
Dooley has bet the farm on Sal Sunseri. The head coach wasn’t miserable with his previous defensive coordinator but he wanted a more aggressive concept and varied alignments. Southeastern Conference rivals had found the Volunteers very predictable. Sunseri has no significant experience as a coordinator but he has been through the wars. He has passion. And, his defensive ideas are very much in line with what Dooley wanted. Attack! Surprise. No sitting ducks. Sunseri will be the key. If he can tie loose ends together, if he can eliminate staff confusion and indecision on the field, if he can get pressure on enemy passers, the Vols have a chance to be better. Maybe much better. Maybe even a little bit like Tennessee football used to be. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fred McFee was selected as general manager. The system came online in October 1955, and 740 customers signed up. Today, the First Utility District has more than 30,000 customers (many of whom have swimming pools) and an infrastructure worth more than $100 million. But the town owes a lot to those early visionaries who realized that growth could only come with the development of modern utilities. Today, many of our citizens, particularly those under 50 years old, would find it difficult to comprehend the value of abundant water, nor would they realize that the amount of water required to fill a modest swimming pool would have been equal to a year’s supply for a family in Concord Village 60 years ago. Abundant water is now taken for granted which gives us more time to focus on such modern technologies as smartphones, fast computers and 3-D television, but water? Well, it is just there when we need it.
UT NOTES ■ The newly-created Ashe Lecture Series has been established to bring government leaders, past and present, to the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy to speak on policy matters including foreign relations, diplomacy, world affairs and local government. The lecture series is named in honor of Victor H. Ashe, former Knoxville mayor and U.S. ambassador to Poland and was created to honor Sen. Baker. Info: Michelle Castro, 974-3816 or mcastro@ utfi.org. ■ Tami Wyatt, associate professor in the College of Nursing, has been named an Academy of Nursing Education Fellow, part of the National League of Nursing (NLN)’s Tami Wyatt Academy of Nursing Education. This is the university’s first nursing professor to be named a fellow. Wyatt will be inducted Sept. 21 in Anaheim, Calif. ■ Georgiana Vines, adjunct faculty member and Knoxville News Sentinel political columnist, established the Georgiana Vines Endowed Scholarship Fund at The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. The fund awards merit-based aid to Baker Scholars enrolled in the College of Communication and Information. ■ The Center for Information and Communication Studies has received funding for projects to support rural librarians and increase the number of Hispanic library science faculty members. Bharat Mehra and Vandana Singh of UT’s School of Information Sciences (SIS) have received a $478,258 grant for the continuation of the school’s Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program Phase II (ITRL2). Ed Cortez and Suzie Allard of SIS and Bryan Heidom and Patty Overall of the University of Arizona received a $339,593 grant for the LaSCALA (Latino Scholars Cambio Leadership Academy) program. The grant will be used to recruit and educate four Hispanic/ Latino doctoral students, with the goal of placing them in faculty positions around the country.
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Enterprise seeks zoning change Sometime soon Enterprise Rent-a-Car could be just around the corner in Farragut instead of down the road on Parkside near Cedar Bluff or Kingston Pike. Before that can happen, however, the Municipal Planning Commission must tinker with the C-1 general commercial district zoning. Tim Romero, regional vice president, and Xan Alexander, regional operations manager for the company, appeared Thursday before the FMPC to see what kind of reception they might get. Romero said a survey of customers at the Parkside location near Beatty Chevrolet and on Kingston Pike near Rice
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Buick/GMC shows a lot of customers from the Farragut area would like to have something closer. The rental car industry has evolved from one primarily aimed at travelers to convenience customers, he said. Enterprise has locations in Cool Springs and Brentwood in Nashville, communities with similar zoning to Farragut. Romero is looking for a location
City sets business fair The city of Knoxville will award millions of dollars in contracts during the next 12 to 18 months, and officials want local businesses to have the first opportunity to bid on those contracts. The Purchasing Division will present â€œCity Business: Opportunities for Your Companyâ€? 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Jacob Building at Chilhowee Park.
Wright to leave KCS By Jake Mabe
Knox County Schools assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction Dr. Donna Wright has accepted a job with the Williamson County (Tenn.) Schools as assistant superintendent of middle and high schools. Wright is a former teacher at Powell High School and was principal at West High School before being promoted to the central of- Donna Wright File photo fice. She succeeded the late According to the (NashSarah Simpson in her curville) Tennessean, Wright rent role with Knox County will begin work July 16. Schools.
between Campbell Station Road and Fox Den in hopes of drawing customers from the Choto area, Lenoir City and Loudon County. In promoting their business, Alexander said, â€œWe would buy fuel here, lunches here, maintenance here and pay taxes in the community.â€? Increased revenue potential didnâ€™t go unnoticed by some members. Romero says the two locations near Farragut move about 100 cars a day. Much of the discussion centered on where cars would be parked in off hours. Often Enterprise moves cars to the back of the building and secures them behind a fence. The word â€œfenceâ€? raised visions
of a very tall chain-link one that neighbors might not appreciate. Romero and Alexander stressed that the cars would be kept out of sight at night and were willing to use any type of fencing the town favored. Actually, Community Development Director Ruth Hawk favored just the opposite. She said there were many other ways to address their security concerns than a fence. Having only one paved parking lot would be better for the storm water system. The main concern for the company is that cars not be illegally driven off the lot. â€œDo we really care if rental cars are parked there or my car?â€? Hawk asked the commission, referring to the upfront parking lot. â€œWe have extensive landscaping requirements.
A few gates and landscaping could solve their security problem.â€? Hawk will work on tweaking the ordinance while Enterprise searches for a location and presents a site plan. The evening didnâ€™t go so well for Mark McNew representing Dura-Line in the Parkside Plaza building. That company wants its name on the building, but that would add a sign and the present ordinance only allows two signs on five-story buildings in town. Staff recommended against changing the ordinance. The out-of-state owner of the building doesnâ€™t want to change the groundmounted sign that exists now, although the town would allow a directory type sign to replace it.
â€˜The best-kept secretâ€™ Shannon Remington says Family and Community Education is the bestkept secret in Knoxville. Remington, the county president, says FCE strives to improve home and community life and streng then adult education by Remington using the talents of its members to educate others and help those in need. â€œI like giving back to the community with the experiences that Iâ€™ve had over the years and being a part of the community, helping in any way that I can,â€? said Remington. â€œThis is a venue that can do that.â€? FCE has been hard at work making placemats out
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like nutrition, agriculture, money management, and health and safety. â€œEverybody has something that they do so they share their knowledge that they specialize in.â€? Each year FCE sponsors a Cultural Arts Fair and competition where members of the club can bring their best homemade item made during that year to compete in one of 42 different events. The Knoxville FCE branch has locations in Bearden, Carter, Crestwood and Karns. It is opening news clubs in Farragut and Halls in July. FCE is open to any interested adult. Info: Shannon Remington at 927-3316 or call the Knox County Family and Consumer Science extension at 215-2340. Tia Kalmon is a UT Chattanooga student.
Once discussion got started, Ed Whiting suggested they scrap the section of the Farragut Municipal Code that was added specifically to address additional signage on the five-story building a few years back. â€œThe only wall sign that would be allowed is a building name,â€? he said, reverting back to previous wording. â€œIn this case, part of the building has changed names several times. Create a name for the building rather than tenants.â€? Hawk was directed to come up with new wording for the ordinance. Commissioner Noah Myers was uncomfortable with taking any action without more public input, so the FMPC will hold a workshop before the July 19 meeting and then take a vote.
FARRAGUT NOTES â– Council of West Knox County Homeowners meets at 7:15 p.m. each first Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Guest speaker Hank Fennell will answer questions relating to HOA or community groups. Info: www.cwkch.com/. â– Farragut Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday at Shoneyâ€™s on Lovell Road. â– Farragut Rotary Club meets at noon each Wednesday at the Fox Den Country Club. â– Free budget classes are held from noon to 1 p.m. each third Thursday at the Good Samaritan Center, 119 A. St. in Lenoir City. Everyone is invited. No preregistration is required. Info: annaseal@ credibility.org. â– Memoir Writing Group meets 7 p.m. each second Thursday at Panera Bread, 733 Louisville Road. â– West Knox Lions Club meets 7 p.m. each first and third Monday at Shoneyâ€™s on Lovell Road.
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SHOPPER-NEWS • JUNE 25, 2012 • A-7 breath-taking – that fleeting moment of perfection, of ultimate sunlight (at least in the northern hemisphere), when the earth As long as the earth endures, seedtime and stands at the midpoint beharvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and tween spring and fall, and night, shall not cease. half a solar system away (Genesis 8:22 NRSV) from winter. Oddly enough, the word Sure on this shining night sun appears in the Bible for Of starmade shadows round, the first time in Genesis Kindness must watch for me 15, when Abram sacrificed This side the ground. to God, and God made The late year lies down the north. his covenant with Abram. All is healed, all is health. (All the earlier references High summer holds the earth. in Genesis refer simply to “light.”) Even in that scene Hearts all whole. of mystery, it was a setting Sure on this shining night sun, heading straight for I weep for wonder wand’ring far alone deep darkness. Of shadows on the stars. But then, in the last (“Sure on This Shining Night,” James Agee) chapter of the Old Testament, comes the promise Tonight, when I went to those who are faithful: out to say goodnight to the “See, the day is comworld, the western sky was ing, burning like an oven, still lavender. The sumLynn when all the arrogant mer solstice is near enough Hutton and all evildoers will be (just a day away as I write) stubble. … But for you who that the ancient pagan revere my name the sun of remnants deep in my DNA righteousness shall rise, are alert and aware. CROSS CURRENTS with healing in its wings.” I have been watching (Malachi 4: 1a, 2) the light for days now. We stand at the midIt slants through the small windows in my front Alaska, when I went to bed point. “The day is coming,” door, finding its way into at 11 p.m. and it was still Malachi says. He didn’t say unexpected corners. It sets broad daylight. I stood long, it is here. But Malachi says – to the meadow aglow, with looking out my window, long shadows stretching finding it difficult to believe. me at least – that much Knoxville’s own poet like the earth’s journey across the green expanse. It lingers until late bedtime – James Agee called this mo- around the sun, our journey through life is one of not full light, by any means, ment “high summer.” The solstice is a mo- seasons, of light and darkbut light enough to make out the fence rows and the ment, a heartbeat, re- ness, and heat and cold, ally, in the earth’s journey and that God is in it and trees that line the creek. I remember a night on around the sun. Maybe over it and the Author and a mission trip to Willow, that is what makes it so Finisher of it all.
WORSHIP NOTES July 4th events ■ Grace Baptist Church, 7171 Oak Ridge Highway, will host its annual “Grace American Cookout” at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 1, with fireworks to follow. Nationally recognized war hero Clebe McClary will speak at the church that morning at 8:45 and 10:30. Everyone is invited. Info: www.gracebc.org.
■ Concord United Methodist Church’s Caregiver Support Group, affiliated with Alzheimer’s Tennessee Inc., meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. each first Tuesday in Room 226 at the church, 11020 Roane Drive. The group will not meet in July. The next meeting will be Aug. 7. Anyone in the community who gives care to an elderly individual is invited. Refreshments will be served. Info: 675-2835.
■ St. Mark UMC, 7001 S. Northshore Drive, will have a peach festival 2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 14. There will be games, baked goods, peach ice cream and a live bluegrass band. All activities are free, and everyone is invited. Info: 588-0808.
Music services ■ Farragut Presbyterian Church, 209 Jamestowne Blvd.,
Golf pro Tom Foree dies at age 93 By Sherri Gardner Howell Many of the family and friends gathered at Click Funeral Home in Farragut last Wed nesday looked at the coffin draped in the Stars Tom Foree and Stripes and saw wide fairways and lush greens. Tom Foree, 93, was no doubt a great addition to someone’s heavenly foursome, when Tennessee’s oldest dues-paying member of the Professional Golfers Association died on June 17 at West Hills Health and Rehab after a long illness. Mr. Foree, father of Farragut Shopper-News community reporter Suzanne Foree Neal, was the head golf professional at Fox Den Country Club from its early days as a 9-hole course in 1969 until his retirement in 1983. Mr. Foree and his wife, Louise, were a big part of shepherding the club and growing golf community through the early days. Mr. Foree’s connection to golf started as an elementary student in Niota, Tenn., when he would watch golfers at the golf course adjacent to the school as they lost balls on the course. When school was over, he would retrieve will host a farewell concert by the UT Chamber Singers as they prepare to leave for a 10-day choral residency in Belfast and Dublin. The concert will be held 8 p.m. Thursday, June 28. Everyone is invited.
Rec programs ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will hold Open Gym Night each Wednesday during summer from 6:30 to 8:30. Everyone is invited. Info:
the golf balls and sell them back to golfers. Locally, Mr. Foree started his golf career at age 19 when he accepted the head job at Green Meadow Golf Club in Maryville. He would work the golf season at Green Meadow and then go to work at Alcoa Inc. aluminum company during the winter. He volunteered for military service in World War II and was a combat navigator attached to the Eighth Air Force in England. After flying 27 missions and earning the Air Medal, Three Oak Leaf Clusters, Eastern Theater Ribbon and three Battle Stars, Mr. Foree returned to Maryville. It was at his job at Alcoa Inc. where he met machinist third class and future wife, Louise Reynolds. They both had the day off on March 27, 1946, so they eloped and got married in Duluth, Ga. Mr. Foree joined his brother, Lloyd Foree, at Holston Hills Country Club and became the assistant pro. He spent his longest tenure at the golf course at WrightPatterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, returning to Knoxville in 1969. Even after retirement from Fox Den, Mr. Foree found he couldn’t stay away
from the golf course. He worked as head pro at Willow Creek, assistant pro at Cedar Hills Golf Course and then helped run the East Tennessee Pro-Am events for area pros and amateurs on Mondays, often with Louise by his side. At age 85, he shot his age at Fox Den. Mr. Foree played golf with many of the great names in the sport, including Gene Sarazen, Julius Boros and Arnold Palmer. He was the assistant golf pro at Sciota Country Club when a 10-year-old youngster named Jack Nicklaus started playing golf. Mr. Foree is preceded in death by his brothers, Mel and Lloyd Foree, and sister, Glenna Foree. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Louise; daughter, retired News Sentinel writer and copy editor Suzanne Neal, and grandson Brian Neal; and son Ron Foree, all of Farragut; and sister-in-law Juanita Foree of Alcoa. Remembrance donations may be sent to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer’s Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Schriver named to national board The Rev. Ragan Schriver, executive director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, has been named board member-elect to Catholic Charities USA’s Board of Trustees. His three-year term will begin during the group’s annual meeting in St. Louis on Sept. 29. Catholic Charities USA is the national office for agencies and affiliates which serve more than 10 million people each year regardless of religious, Schriver social or economic background. email@example.com or 690-1060. ■ Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive, has started Young Adult
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An inmate from the Knox County Jail stakes tomato plants at a garden at the Knox County Detention Facility. A pilot program allows female inmates to work there three days a week. “It doesn’t matter how hot it is, they’d rather be outside than in,” says Knox County Sheriff’s Department Cpl. Peggy Branson.
Below, David Lockwood of UT’s Plant Science Department was recently recognized by Knoxville Green Association for his work on an orchard at the Knox County Detention Facility. Photos by Wendy Smith
How a garden grows By W B Wendy d Smith S ith David Lockwood had never heard of Maria Compere before she called to ask for help with an orchard. His quick Internet search revealed that 96-year-old Compere is the founder of Knoxville Green Association, which is responsible for numerous beautification projects, including the planting of 1.7 million daffodil bulbs along Pellissippi Parkway. Lockwood, like many others before him, caught Compere’s vision and agreed to design an orchard for the Knox County Detention Facility in East Knox County. He recently received an award from Knoxville Green for his efforts there. “He’s the sweetest guy,” says Compere.
pilo lott program allows ll s a crew A pi pilot of six to eight female inmates from the county jail to work at the garden three days a week. Before it was established three years ago, the only work programs available to women were in the jail’s kitchen and laundry room. The garden has flourished under the care of the enthusiastic crew. “They want to be outside, out in the sun,” says Knox County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Peggy Branson, who supervises the program. Knoxville Green had already donated a greenhouse, seeds and plants for the garden. But Compere wanted to add an orchard, and Lockwood was perfectly suited for the task. As a UT extension fruit and nut crop specialist, he works with growers from across
th state st t and an nd was as able bl to t procure the nearly 100 peach and apple trees for the project from a grower in McMinnville. He also worked well with the prisoners. He taught the inmates without talking down to them, says Branson. The respect was mutual. “It was a delight to work with them because they were very interested in how to do it,” says Lockwood. Working in the garden is a new experience for inmates who have spent their lives in housing projects, says Branson. Some don’t even know what a goat is when they first see one on the farm. But they come to love caring for them, as well as the donkeys and chickens. They also love watching the
seeds sprout in the greenhouse and are amazed at how quickly the plants yield a harvest. The orchard, which was planted in April, will take a little longer to produce. Lockwood says the peach trees could bear fruit in three years, and the apple trees in four. The trees are already flourishing, and Branson doesn’t mind the wait. The orchard will be a source of pride to those who planted it long after they have served their time, she says. Federal regulations prohibit the inmates from eating the produce from the garden. Instead,
it’s used to feed KCSO staff and donated to neighbors. Lockwood hopes that the women who work there will reap other rewards, like an interest that leads to growing a few vegetables at home or even a career in horticulture after they are released. The program has been so successful that representatives from two other prisons in Tennessee have contacted him for more information. Branson, who loves her job, says anyone can do it. “If you’ve got a little patch of land, then you can have a garden.”
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Let’s help somebody By Madeline Lonas How do you get children to eat healthier? What is the best way to get people to stop smoking? How do we prevent babies from being born substance-abused? Is the food on your plate safe to eat? The mission of the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is to encourage, promote and assure the development of an active, healthy community through innovative public health practices. The interns learned it’s a big job, being led by Dr. Martha Buchanan who says, “The community is now my p at i e nt .” She said child hood diabetes is being diagBuchanan nosed at the same rate as for adults and she is very concerned that the law requires that only 1/3 of our school lunches be composed of local foods. Dr. Buchanan pointed out the benefit of pushing for more local food. This practice benefits our health along with our local food growers and suppliers, and generates more local taxes dol-
lars. Everyone wins. “Lets Help Somebody” is the KCHD motto explained D. Andes. He described the numerous programs and services offered by Andes the KCHD from birth through old age. They provide services that range from infant vaccines to mosquito spraying. Scott Bryan, manager of Food Inspection, said that they inspect theaters and hotels/ motels, but the “meat and potatoes” of the Bryan inspections are really the restaurants. The top 10 things most restaurants fail at are failing to cool, cross-contamination, personal hygiene, improper reheating, improper holding, mixing of raw and cooked foods, food from unapproved sources, improper cleaning, over-prepping food and inadequate cooking. Hand-washing is a real problem. He said
studies show that proper hand-washing can reduce foodborne problems by 80 percent because most of the problems are fecal to oral. Brooke Rathnow, who teaches healthy behaviors for pregnancy, introduced us to 3 demonstration babies. The alcohol affected baby was very boney, skinny and tiny. The baby’s eyes were smaller than a normal baby. Also, the crease between the nose and lips was not developed. The drug-affected baby didn’t look as different, but acted different. It was very weak and shook from having withdrawal from the drugs. The Shaken Baby had a clear plastic head showing its brain. Rathnow demonstrated the effects of shaking a baby, and at first the baby cried, but the more it was shaken, the weaker the cries became until they stopped. While she was shaking the model baby, lights lit up showing the brain damage. The baby would stop crying because it would black out or the neck would snap and it would die. The baby can also suffer from breaks to longer bones on its arm and legs, ribs and even damage to the spinal cord. The KCHD isn’t just helping somebody, they are helping everybody.
Not just shots By Sarah Dixon On our second week as Shopper interns, we traveled to the Knox County Health Department. We met in a classroom where Ranee Randby brought in experts to talk about what they do. Dr. Martha Buchanan, the health officer for the county, told us about the many roles that the health department plays in the community. She said the focus is on policy, partnership and protection. Her passion for the job was evident when she said, “The community is my patient now.” She gave us new ideas of how to help our community when she stated, “We are not going to help the community one person at a time.” D. Andes shared his role in the Social Services Indigent Program that helps people to get teeth pulled, qualified job interviews, medication and things that they really need. He talked to us about the people that scare us that live on the side of the road and opened our eyes to who they really are by saying, “People are just
Caroline and Elizabeth Longmire pass around the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome model baby. Photos by Sarah Dixon people, and sometimes bad things happen to them.” Scott Bryan, a health inspector, was a big hit with all of us as he elaborately explained foodborne illnesses, bacteria in the food we eat and what goes into an inspection. Our tour guide there laughed and said, “I hope you know where your food comes from.” Bryan had detailed stories of revolting things he had found and seen in his years as an inspector. “It’s a really cool job,” he said, though none of us were convinced. The last person to speak was Brooke Rathnow who
works with Stay Teen. She brought in models representing the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome baby, the Drug Addicted baby and the Shaken baby. As we passed the babies around, we were all moved by the reality of these tragedies. It was amazing to hear how much the children were affected for the rest of their lives. Our trip was eye-opening and informative. Although we were less excited about our lunch outing and a little squeamish from the talk about bed bugs, the knowledge we had gained was worth it.
Brooke Rathnow shows three model babies which represent an infant that has been shaken, one with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and a crack baby. Photo by Madeline Lonas
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Helping others live abundantly By Sara Barrett After lunch, the theme of people helping people continued as the group toured Knox Area Rescue Ministries with its marketing/ communications director, Sue Renfro. The interns walked past hundreds of beds that would be filled that evening with folks who had nowhere else to turn. Renfro told the group about promising programs, including the Abundant Sue Renfro, marketing and communications director for Life Kitchen and Launch KARM, talks to the Shopper-News interns in the chapel before Point – both of which offer leading a tour of the building. Photo by Mitchell Kolinsky The Roy Kay Trio entertains the crowd at the Knoxville Welcome Center downtown. Group opportunities for people to members include Mike Geglia, Roy Kay and Robin Cady. Photo by Caroline Longmire find a fresh start who may otherwise slip through the cracks.
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By Caroline Longmire This past Tuesday the interns had the pleasure of going to the Knoxville Welcome Center where WDVX Radio was broadcasting live music. The Coop Café, located inside the welcome center, offered a variety of fresh and healthy foods such as chicken salad sandwiches, bagels and home-made
blueberry muffins. The modern café and live bluegrass music provided a cultural atmosphere. Two bands played while we munched on our bagged lunches – Jack Herranen and the Little Red Band and the Roy Kay Trio. Jack Herranen’s group featured Chris Zuhr, Sam Hardin, Jon Whitlock and Kyle Campbell. The second band was from Seat-
tle, Wash., and featured Roy Kay, Robin Cady and Mike Geglia. The three men serenaded the crowd with their cheerful tunes and beautiThe men’s sleeping room at ful harmonies. KARM has Bibles placed along Our entire group of inthe walls for bedtime reading. terns, including the chap- Photo by Sarah Dixon erones, had a wonderful time listening to the live music and enjoying lunch while visiting downtown Knoxville.
Jack Herranen and Chris Zuhr perform on WDVX with the group Jack Herranen and the Little Red Band. The interns enjoyed lunch and musical entertainment at the Knoxville Welcome Center and were introduced as a group on the radio. Photo by
The lunchroom at Knox Area Rescue Ministries is ready for visitors. KARM serves roughly 1,000 meals a day. Photo by Melinda Taylor
The women’s sleeping area at KARM gets cleaned for the following night’s guests. Approximately 400 people stay at the shelter each night and about 100 of those are women. KARM has been helping those in need for 50 years and operates largely on donations. Those staying at the facility check out by 8 a.m. in order for the sheets to be cleaned, etc. for the next night. Sue Renfro said that the washers and dryers run nonstop. “There aren’t too many hotels that have 400 guests every night.” Photo by Melinda Taylor
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Who, what, where of Knox tourism By Sherri Gardner Howell
David Bolt with Sustainable Futures tells members and guests at Rotary Club of Farragut about negative energy bills at his home, accomplished through solar energy and other conservational means. Photo by S. Gardner Howell
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Kim Davis, communications manager for the Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation, concentrated on three of the five W’s of journalism in a lively presentation to the Rotary Club of Farragut. The recently embattled KTSC, now led by interim president Kim Bumpas, came under fire when the salary and bonus structure of now retired KTSC head Gloria Ray came to light, leading to Ray’s forced retirement and an independent audit of the organization. In her presentation on “who we are, what we do and where we are going,” Davis told the group that KTSC is being guided by three principles: Transpar-
also put in a wood gasification system that burns wood pallets and doesn’t require constant ‘feeding’ of wood.” His office complex has a 6,000-squarefoot building. Bolt, who has undergraduate and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech and a master’s in computer science from the University of Tennessee, said his conviction to change his lifestyle began in earnest in 2004. He said, “The problems of our world seemed to me to be connected to the fact that we are living beyond our means. I found we live above our means in ways other than just financial. After a 30-year career as a software developer, I wanted to learn how to live sustainably.” The Rotary Club of Farragut meets each Wednesday at noon at Fox Den Country Club. For more information, visit www. farragutrotary.org.
including a national AYSO soccer tournament, BoomsDay, a national horseshoe tournament and the monthly “Gotta Know Knoxville” program that teaches business owners, hotel and restaurant staff and interested community leaders about the attractions, venues and retail outlets in the Knoxville area. When asked what attracts groups and visitors to the Knoxville area, Davis said that some of the top reasons are the ease of getting around Knoxville, the walkability of the downtown area, and the people who live and work here. “We, the people here, are the ones who sell this city,” said Davis.
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By Sherri Gardner Howell tentive audience. “We have David Bolt is not a man of excess. Owner and founder of Sustainable Futures, Bolt presented the possibilities of a better world to members and guests of the Rotary Club of Farragut in his discussion of his own home and the company he built that strives to use only sustainable energy. Beginning with a lake house with only one occupant, Bolt now has negative utility bills at the house with his family of four. The ZEH (Zero Energy House) has solar panels and other energy-saving and energygenerating features that produce more energy monthly than the family consumes, resulting in “bills” that show credits instead of debits. Bolt also drives a Leaf all-electric car, which costs him $2.50 to drive 80 to 100 miles. “At the business park where Sustainable Futures office is located, we are generating $700 per month in power,” he told the at-
Kim Davis, communications manager for the Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation, brings members of the Rotary Club of Farragut up-todate on the economic impact of tourism and future plans for KTSC. Photo by Sherri Gardner Howell
ency, Education and Community Involvement. “We are re-evaluating every single thing we do to make sure we are clear on those three things,” said Davis. Davis briefly outlined the duties of the 18 people on staff at the tourism nonprofit, from the sales staff who work to get groups and meetings to Knoxville to the services team, who she calls their “Navy Seals.” “Once we have an organization sold on our area, the services team swoops in and makes everything work,” said Davis. “Whatever is needed to make the experience in Knoxville positive, they work on it.” Davis also outlined some of the upcoming events on the calendar for Knoxville,
Many of us are accustomed to listening to sports whiz Jimmy Hyams on the “Sports Animal” program on drive-time radio or watching him on the “Enrichment Sports” show on Sundays, but neither of those experiences compares to seeing and hearing him in person. His encyclopedic knowledge of sports is nothing short of astounding.
Mention the name of a sports figure or a sporting event and mere seconds later Hyams has delivered an astonishing amount of statistical information without so much as a glance at notes. His capacity for assimilating
facts and figures is mind- season he’s in trouble.” room. “North Carolina State boggling. Incredibly, it’s all He thinks Dooley “has and Florida are key games. interesting – even if sports is done a nice job in recruiting. We have five games that are not your thing. 50-50. We’re not quite ready When Hyams spoke to to beat Georgia or South CarWest Knox Rotarians reolina. But I could be wrong.” cently, the crowd was so enHis prediction: “I think grossed in his talk you could Tennessee will win against have heard a pin drop. And North Carolina State on Aug. when it was time for the 31, but it will take 30 points question and answer portion to do it.” of the program, hands went Hyams had high praise up in a hurry. for UT coaches Cuonzo The answer to one of those Martin, Holly Warlick and questions brought out the Jimmy Hyams Dave Serrano. fact that only 59,000 season Of Martin he said, “the No. tickets of the 72,500 UT has There’s no question the ros- 2 seed in the SEC is a heck of available to sell were pur- ter is better now than when a coaching job.” Of Warlick: chased for last season’s foot- he got here. And I really “Pat Summitt won 40 chamball games. Hyams said rea- like what he’s doing in team pionships. It will be hard to sons include “the economy is building, like having the replace that, but I really like hurting and there is competi- team hike Mount LeConte Holly Warlick in that job.” Of tion from the big screen TVs together. He’s trying to make Serrano: “This year we had at home.” sure the players have the co- the best attendance record Hyams thinks UT will hesiveness that was lacking since Todd Helton was here have a better team this last season.” in 1995. We’ll see a much imseason than last, although Hyams predicted the team proved team next season.” football coach Derek Dool- “will do better this year.” He’s West Knox Rotary meets at noon on Fridays at Buddy’s Banquet Hall on Kingston ey “is on the hot seat. If he predicting an 8 and 4 season, Pike in Bearden. Info: www.westknoxrodoesn’t win six games this but left himself some wiggle tary.org.
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Look for the rabbit! By Sherri Gardner Howell The real trick would have been squeezing any more children into the Farragut Library. Magician Michael Messing attracted a record crowd June 13 for one of the library’s special summer programs for children. A library employee estimated between 425 and 450 children watched the entertaining and educational magic show. Messing had the children mesmerized with magic
tricks, stories and funny All these special probanter. He pulled several grams for children are at “rabbits” out of his magic 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at hat, as well as introduced the library and are free. the children to Super Frog, On the schedule are: a doubting King Charles ■ June 20: Elephant’s and a magic coloring book Sneeze Puppet Show that took several tries and ■ June 27: The Knoxville Zoo presents the magic colorings of all the children to coax the Animal Tales rabbit in the book out of the ■ July 11: Make a Windhat. Sprinkled throughout sock Kite the show was the impor■ July 18: Storyteller tance of dreams and studyLinda Upton Hill ing and reading to make ■ July 25: Make Paper those dreams come true. Lanterns
Magician Michael Messing talks with two volunteers from an audience of more than 400 at his magic show at the Farragut Library. With him are Jihoon Lee and Kerrie Cheng.
At left, Michael Messing performed his educational and entertaining magic show for an overflow crowd at the Farragut Library. Special library programs for children are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the summer.
Enthralled with the magic of Michael Messing at the Farragut Library on Campbell Station Road are Skyler and Jaden McChristian.
At right, these three were chosen as the magician’s helpers at Michael Messing’s show at the Farragut Library and got balloon sculptures as gifts after the performance. From left are Rachel Brettin, Michael Walker, Michael Messing and Emily Yu.
Ella Fowler rests a little during the magic show.
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Gourmet’s Market Caroline Davidson enjoys a stack of fresh strawberry pancakes at the Gourmet’s Market. Locally owned and operated in Bearden since 1978, the Gourmet’s Market will feature a full wait service beginning in July with no more lines. They will continue to offer breakfast and lunch all week, all day and their famous weekend brunch. The menu will feature old favorites and great new items to include more items for the weekend brunch, all perfect for enjoying on the beautiful patio area. The Gourmet’s Market offers breakfast and lunch daily, weekend brunch, catering and a banquet facility. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Cosmo’s Restaurant/ Café serving food 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for brunch. They are located at 5107 Kingston Pike. Info: 584-8739.
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Dr. Bill Bass and team, referred to as “The Bone Zones,” will entertain guests during a discussion of his forensic work at the UT Body Farm and his new book, “The Inquisitor’s Key,” on the back lawn of James White’s Fort. The event starts at 7 p.m. with refreshments and cash bar. Dr. Bass will speak at 8. Books will be for sale and autographed by Dr. Bass. Limited tickets are $75 and are available online at www.jameswhitesfort. org or by sending a check to James White’s Fort, 205 East Hill Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915. Ticket sales benefit preservation of James White’s Fort, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Info: 525-6514.
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Rotary scholarship winner Bob and Dottie Ely, at left, and Art Pickle, along with West Knox Rotary Club, annually fund a scholarship for a deserving high school senior. This year’s winner, Marley Hayes, second from right, was joined at the presentation by her mother, Pamela Coaker, right. Marley is a graduate of West High School and will study kinesiology at UT. She is the first member of her family to attend college. At West she was treasurer of the Key Club, president of the Spanish Honors Club, captain of the Dance Team, worked on the Youth Action Committee and volunteered at Shannondale Nursing Home and at Pond Gap Elementary School. Photo by Charles Garvey
So, you want to be a Realtor Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace Realtors will host career nights at each of the firm’s five offices 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28. The principal broker at each office will answer questions about obtaining a Tennessee real estate license. No appointment is necessary. Career night will be
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WATE-TV Anchor Gene Patterson Due to the parade, Kingston Pike will be closed on July 4 from Concord Road to Boring Road from 8:30 a.m to approximately noon. PARADE DETOURS: NORTH SIDE: Campbell Station Road to Grigsby Chapel Road to Smith Road to Kingston Pike (going west) or Campbell Station Road to Parkside Drive to Lovell Road (going east) SOUTH SIDE: Concord Road to Turkey Creek Road to Virtue Road to Kingston Pike (going west) or Concord Road to Kingston Pike (going east). S. Campbell Station Road will be open to the private road just south of Kingston Pike for access to the bank, post ofﬁce, etc., but access across Kingston Pike at this location will not be available until 12 noon.
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Lawn care made safe By Rob Webb Whether
you take p r i d e in your lawn or it’s simply another job on the honey-do list, every h o m e Webb o w n e r takes on lawn maintenance when the temperature starts to rise. On the surface, mowing your lawn, trimming your hedges and caring for your yard might not seem dangerous, but many people become complacent forgetting most lawn care tools are power tools, sharp blades or a combination of the two. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 25,000 people are injured each year caring for their lawns, including 75 deaths. One-fifth of those deaths occur when children get in the path of a mower. Fortunately, accidents around the yard can be avoided with a little extra care, supervision and focus. When using any gasoline or electric-powered tools, concentrate on the task at hand and do not leave machinery plugged in or running unattended, even for a short period of time. When it’s hot, wear long-sleeved shirts and
pants while operating power tools. Long sleeves and pants protect you from harmful UV rays, as well as from sticks and rocks that shoot out from under the mower or away from the clippers. Wearing appropriately fitting clothing can be a lifesaver. Don’t wear loose or baggy clothing that can get caught in engine parts. Dress safely in the heat and make sure you stay hydrated with plenty of water. In addition to mowers, gardening tools provide sharp blades that can be dangerous when mishandled or left out around the yard to be stepped on. Survey the area you are going to work on before you begin. Remove any dangerous objects and always put tools away after using them so they won’t be a hazard. Most importantly, know where your children are when operating machinery or sharp tools on the lawn. Make sure they are inside the house or carefully supervised away from your work area until you have packed all your tools back into the garage. Make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood this summer, but be sure you and your family enjoy the yard safely as well. Rob Webb is East Tennessee manager for Rural/Metro.
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Thriving Knox library offers new services By Jake Mabe Longtime Knox County Public Library director of reference services Janet Drumheller spoke to the Halls B&P at Beaver Brook last Tuesday. Janet is a neighbor. She lives in Fountain City and has worked at the public library her entire professional life. She started by shelving books at the Burlington branch and began working on the reference desk in 1983. She has seen a lot of changes, especially the advent of personal computers and the Internet. But has the World Wide Web affected the library’s business? Nope. Janet’s department an-
swers 300,000 reference questions a year. “It can be something as simple as asking the title of a new book by John Grisham or as complex as ‘I want to start a business, what do I do?’ ” The library offers ebook rentals as one of its newest services. Janet says the library began offering them 16 months ago and that 100,000 e-books were circulated last month. The library’s website (www.knoxlib.org) offers everything from online reference databases to access to Chilton auto repair manuals and legal forms to users being able to place a hold on a particular item and have it shipped to the
Ayres retires from KCDC Knoxville’s
Community Development Corporation (KC D C ) Vice President of Housing Jamie Ayres will retire June 29, Ayres after nearly 40 years with the public housing organization. “Jamie’s hard work and dedication helped shape KCDC and impacted who we are as a company,” said Alvin Nance, executive director and CEO. “The influence she has had on KCDC and its programs will be felt for years to come.” Ayres oversaw 90 employees in the management,
maintenance and renovation of KCDC’s more than 3,700 units in 23 properties, as well as directing the tax credit program and admissions and quality assurance programs. She came to KCDC in 1973. Her first assignment was at Walter P. Taylor Homes in Five Points. Nearly 40 years later, she oversaw the completion and leasing of the Residences at Eastport, an 85-unit affordable community exclusively for seniors in the Five Points neighborhood. The property is the first step in the revitalization of that community. It was full circle. In her retirement, Ayres will garden, travel and spend more time with her husband, Ed Miles, at their home in Bearden.
branch library in their community. She said the library system, which includes 17 branches, Lawson McGhee Library and two floors at the East Tennessee History Center, contains 1.1 million items in its collection. Circulation for 2011 was 2.8 million. 150,000 Knox County residents have active library cards. Free Internet access is available at every branch and downtown. The library also offers exciting summer programs for kids, including the children’s and teen reading programs. It also manages Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program in Knox County and offers
other lesser-known services, such as Books for the Homebound. “The library has been a wonderful place to work,” Janet says. “I work with some wonderful people and am very proud of our customer service skills. We want all of you to come use your library.” For more information on all of the library’s services, visit www.knoxlib. org or call 215-8700. Visit Jake Mabe online at jakemabe. blogspot.com.
Lawson joins Moxley Carmichael Jennifer Lawson has joined Moxley Carmichael as a senior account executive specializing in health Lawson clients. Previously, she oversaw communications and marketing for Summit Medical Group for almost five years, and was a community editor and reporter at the News Sentinel for more than eight years. CEO Cynthia Moxley said she has known and
worked with Lawson in several capacities since 2000 and has always been impressed with her professionalism and experience. Previous reporting experience was at five daily newspapers in Florida, Louisiana, Ohio and Tennessee, where she covered the health, education, government, courts, police and investigative projects beats. She holds a master’s degree from Ohio State and a bachelor’s from the University of South Florida. She lives in West Knoxville and has a 10-yearold son, Benjamin.
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FARRAGUT LIBRARY EVENTS The Farragut Branch Library is located at 417 N. Campbell Station Road. A parent or guardian must accompany each child, except for older preschool, during Storytime and events. Info: 777-1750. ■ Monday, June 25, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5. ■ Tuesday, June 26, 10:30 a.m., Older Preschool Storytime for ages 4-6. ■ Wednesday, June 27, 10:30 a.m., Baby Bookworms for infants to age 2; 1:30 p.m., Knoxville Zoo presents “Animal Tales,” making stories come alive in a fun and educational encounter with nature. Children will get to touch animals and biofacts (feathers, bones, etc.) relating to books being presented for the Summer Library Club. ■ Thursday, June 28, 10:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime for ages 2-3. ■ Friday, June 29, 10:30 a.m., Preschool Storytime for ages 3-5.
TUESDAYS TO THURSDAYS, JUNE 26 TO AUG. 9 Youth golf clinics The Knox County Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled youth golf clinics throughout the summer at the Concord Par 3 Golf Course at Concord Park, 10909 Northshore Drive. Two-day camps for 6- to 8-year-olds run from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday on June 26-27, July 17-18 and July 31-Aug. 1. Cost is $75. Three-day sessions for 9- to 17-year-olds go from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday on July 10-12, July 24-26 and Aug. 7-9. Cost is $100. Saturday morning beginner clinics will be available during June and July for $15 a week. To register or info: 966-9103.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 David Brunell piano workshop
THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE 29 Movers and Shakers exercise program The Farragut Movers and Shakers Club has begun, but registration is open through Friday, June 29, for the town of Farragut Parks and Leisure Services Department’s seventh annual free summer exercise program. Open to students in rising grades kindergarten through 12th grade, the program aims to promote a healthy lifestyle among families in the community. The Farragut Movers and Shakers Club will run through Friday, Aug. 3. A registration form is available at www.townoffarragut.org/FormCenter and at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Info: Lauren Cox, lauren. firstname.lastname@example.org or 966-7057.
THROUGH FRIDAY, JUNE 29 Paul Tinnel art at Town Hall The town of Farragut Arts Council has chosen Paul Tinnel as the featured artist for June. An exhibit of Tinnel’s handmade wood bowls will be on display from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Friday, June 29, on the second floor of the rotunda in Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. Tinnel’s work is also a featured exhibit at The Town Framery in Farragut. Info: Lauren Cox, email@example.com or 9667057, or visit www.townoffarragut.org.
MONDAY, JUNE 25 Boling, Brown & Holloway, Salnikova on Tennessee Shines Boling, Brown & Holloway and Lydia Salnikova will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, June 25, at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St. The performance will be broadcast on the Tennessee Shines Radio Show on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. A limited number of tickets to be in the studio audience for the live show are $10 and are available at WDVX and at www.BrownPaperTickets.com.
TUESDAY, JUNE 26 Community Dialogue on Land Use Plan The town of Farragut will hold a Community Dialogue on the latest updates to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan on Tuesday, June 26, at the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. An open house begins at 6 p.m., with a brief presentation by consultant Winston Associates at 7. Attendees will each have an equal chance to share input anonymously through individual electronic keypads. Those unable to attend may share opinions and stay up to date on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan’s progress at www.farragut2025.com. Info: www. farragut2025.com; Assistant Town Administrator Gary Palmer, firstname.lastname@example.org or 966-7057.
David Brunell, professor of music (piano) at the UT School of Music, will lead a piano workshop in technique and artistry Wednesday, June 27. The workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the American Piano Gallery, 11651 Parkside Drive. A lunch break will be included. The seminar fee is $25. Info: email@example.com or 9747530.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 Kids cooking class at Smart Toys Experienced chef Connie Valeson, in association with the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge, will bring her extensive knowledge of food preparation and nutrition to Smart Toys and Books at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 27. Topics cover selecting healthy foods, using kitchen tools safely and making healthy snacks and lunches. Demonstrations and hands-on preparation are included. Special dietary needs (gluten-free, lactose intolerance, etc.) will be addressed. There is a $15 materials charge. The class will be held at Smart Toys and Books, 9700 Kingston Pike in Franklin Square. Reservations are required; call the store at 691-1154.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 Mental health care for seniors Mental health wellness and depression in seniors will be the focus of the Wednesday, June 27, Boxed Lunch and Learn presented by Parkwest at the Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road. The Lunch & Learn begins at noon. Tamela King, a licensed clinical social worker from Peninsula, a division of Parkwest, will discuss mental health and various maintenance techniques and treatment options. Attendance is $5. To RSVP: 541-4500.
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, JUNE 28-29 AAA Safe Driver Class for seniors A two-part AAA Safe Driver Class for seniors who want to refresh their driving skills will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 28 and 29, at the Frank R. Strang Senior Center, 109 Lovell Heights Road. The course is $10, payable to Ed Langston, AAA, and must be paid in advance. Participants are welcome to bring lunch or snacks; coffee and hot drinks will be available for 25 cents. To register: 670-6693.
FRIDAY, JUNE 29 Family Game Night at Smart Toys and Books Join the game experts at Smart Toys and Books for an evening of family games from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 29. The store is at 9700 Kingston Pike in Franklin Square. Classic games as well as new games will be
SATURDAYS, THROUGH OCTOBER Produce, crafts at Dixie Lee Farmers Market From 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 29, the Dixie Lee Farmers Market is open with fresh, locally grown produce and handmade crafts. The market is at Renaissance in Farragut, 12740 Kingston Pike. Local farmers and Tennessee artisans provide the products for the market. In season, offerings include peaches, berries, grapes, melons, apples, tomatoes, peppers, beans, corn, greens and a host of other fruits and vegetables, plus grass-fed meats, honey, potted plants, fresh-cut flowers, herbs and cheeses. There are also baked goods and crafts by local artisans.
MONDAY, JULY 2 Doug and Telisha Williams on Tennessee Shines Doug and Telisha Williams and The Harmed Brothers will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, July 2, at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St. The performance will be broadcast on the Tennessee Shines Radio Show on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. A limited number of tickets to be in the studio audience for the live show are $10 and are available at WDVX and at www.BrownPaperTickets.com.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 Farragut Independence Day Parade The town of Farragut will hold its 25th annual Independence Day Parade beginning at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 4. The parade will start at Lendon Welch Way (Farragut High School entrance) and continue to Boring Road, just east of Farragut Towne Square Shopping Center (old Ingles store site). Kingston Pike will be closed from Concord Road to Boring Road from 8:30 a.m. to approximately noon. Here are the parade detours: ■ North side: Campbell Station Road to Grigsby Chapel Road to Smith Road to Kingston Pike (going west) or Campbell Station Road to Parkside Drive to Lovell Road (going east). ■ South side: Concord Road to Turkey Creek Road to Virtue Road to Kingston Pike (going west) or Concord Road to Kingston Pike (going east). South Campbell Station Road will be open to the private road just south of the former Silver Spoon for access to the bank, post office, etc. Info: 966-7057.
MONDAY, JULY 9 Woody Pines on Tennessee Shines Woody Pines will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the WDVX studio at the Knoxville Visitors Center, 301 S. Gay St. The performance will be broadcast on the Tennessee Shines Radio Show on WDVX-FM, 89.9 Clinton, 102.9 Knoxville. A limited number of tickets to be in the studio audience for the live show are $10 and are available at WDVX and at www.BrownPaperTickets.com.
MONDAY TO FRIDAY, JULY 9-20 Two acting camps for youth The WordPlayers will offer acting camps for ages 8 through 13 at the Clayton Performing Arts Center at Pellissippi State Community College, Hardin Valley campus. The CreACTivity acting instruction program for ages 8-10 will be held from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 9-13. The fee is $115. The ImaginACTion acting instruction program for ages 11 through 13 will be held from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 16-20. The fee is $125. To register: 539-7167 or www.pstcc.edu/bcs.
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NEWS FROM WEBB SCHOOL OF KNOXVILLE
In Webb’s Middle School, students explore a range of disciplines in visual art, including ceramics, sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, and digital imaging. The school’s performing arts electives include drama, strings, band, chorus, and handbells.
Webb’s Middle School: A time of discovery and a time of strengthening core skills By David Nelson, Webb Middle School Head
middle school’s curriculum provides some important insight into how a school thinks about adolescence and the role of school in an adolescent’s life. The incredible uniqueness of adolescents – from 10 to 14 years old – demands and deserves a program that matches their energy, curiosity, David Nelson and social nature. At Webb, the middle school experience focuses both on strengthening core academic skills to better ensure success at the high school level and on exploring a wide array of nonacademic interests that add diversity and value to a balanced day. Placing the student at the center of learning and discovery, and recognizing that intellectual growth is one of the many developmental challenges for a middle schooler are at the heart of Webb’s Middle School philosophy. As early adolescents enter into this critical stage of self-exploration, they deserve a program with a broad and
diverse array of classes and activities. Webb’s extensive offerings in both curricular and extracurricular areas help to ensure that the school is developing well-rounded, young leaders and allowing students to investigate areas of great passion. Students take daily classes in math, science, world languages, social studies, literature, and composition; and those classes form the bulk of their school day. Additionally, students can enroll in various music, art, drama, robotics, and physical education classes. This balanced and diverse daily schedule allows them to gain an understanding of and appreciation for various disciplines, while acquiring key core knowledge and skills. It is through these classes that Webb aspires to develop the salient skills of the 21st century student: communications, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and problem solving. These critical skills will allow students to tackle more rigorous content in future study as well as prepare them for an ever-changing world. Sixth grade students anchor their day with the six core academic classes. Additionally, they engage
in an exploratory program in the non-academic curriculum that accounts for two class periods each day. All sixth grade students at Webb study instrumental music, choral music, art, robotics, and drama each for seven weeks. Also, every sixth grade student takes physical education every day within a curriculum that focuses both on life sports and cardio fitness. Again, the objective of this elective facet of the day is to expose students during their formative years to a wide variety of non-academic topics that will allow them to choose future classes based on direct, personal experience. In the seventh and eighth grades, Webb students enter into a more open electives program that includes courses in band, strings, handbells, chorus, drama, art, robotics, P.E. life sports, and cardio fitness. Seventh grade students enroll in four nonacademic offerings, alternating two each day in an A/B schedule. For example, a student could take art and robotics on an A day and follow it the next day – a B day – with cardio fitness and strings. At this point in a young person’s
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In May 2012, Webb’s Middle School presented the comedy, “The Curious Savage,” which featured an ensemble of sixth through eighth grade students. Participation in the Middle School’s drama program helps to develop students’ self-expression and self-confidence.
development, beyond the required academic course load, Webb believes in empowering the older middle schoolers to choose their electives from the array of available courses with no restrictions. Middle school is not merely an extension of elementary school, and it is certainly not simply the precursor to high school. It is a unique time in a young person’s life where maturation is taking place on more than a few fronts, and it is critical that the school environment acknowledges that and constructs a school day that reﬂects that recognition.
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Patients say Parkwest provides five-star care Patients gave Parkwest Medical Center top marks for overall quality of care in a recent survey by Professional Research Consultants (PRC), a national research firm. “The 5-Star Award is given annually to any health care facility or inpatient specialty unit that scores in the top 10 percent of PRC’s national client database for the prior calendar year,” said Parkwest CAO Rick Lassiter. “It is based on the percentage of patients who rated our facility or inpatient specialty unit ‘excellent’ for the Overall Quality of Care question.” “PRC scores are an industry standard,” explained Parkwest Chief Nursing Officer Diane Oliver. “We are committed to clinical and service excellence, so also having patients acknowledge us for those measures is very meaningful.”
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Summer Nurse Extern Program at Parkwest Parkwest Medical Center’s Summer Nurse Extern Program is underway and will continue through Aug. 3. This year, 12 Nurse Externs are working throughout Parkwest to develop new skills and enhance current ones. Front (from left) are: Pam Terrill, Kara Murr, Rachel Natzke, Brittany Doss, Christie Elsea; (back) Kalie Nolen, Sara Durham, Kristin Ferguson, Summer Nurse Intern Program Coordinator Jake Terry, MSN, RN, Mallory Dietz, Avery Posadas, Kelly Franks and Heather Clark.
Parkwest Medical Center has received an “A” in safety. The honor is from the most recent Hospital Safety ScoreSM study by The Leapfrog Group, which evaluated more than 2,600 hospitals throughout the United States using publicly available data on patient injuries, medical and medication errors, and infections. Hospitals were assigned an A, B, C, D, or F for their safety. “Parkwest places an emphasis on patient and staff safety,” said Parkwest President and CAO Rick Lassiter. “We’re pleased to have a national company validate our achievements.” The Hospital Safety Score used 26 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors. The panel includes representatives from some of the nation’s most esteemed universities, including Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Stanford, University of California-Davis, University of California-San Francisco, University of Michigan and Vanderbilt. “At Parkwest, we strive to ensure the best
possible care for every patient, every time,” said Chief Nursing Ofﬁcer Diane Oliver. Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and the region’s top heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has a nationally recognized emergency department and offers award-winning care in orthopedics, neurosurgery and obstetrics. For more information about or to locate a Parkwest physician, visit TreatedWell.com or call 374-PARK. To see Parkwest’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit www. hospitalsafetyscore.org.
Parkwest Medical Center remains on the forefront of diagnosing and treating disease with the most advanced technology available…those who entrust their healthcare to us demand nothing less. But technology alone isn’t enough to bring healing and comfort to patients and families. True healthcare begins with something less expensive, non-invasive and pain free. It’s called listening.
At Parkwest…listening is state-of-the-art.
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This giant leopard moth was found in the parking lot of a gas station in middle Tennessee. Although it had been roughed up by its journey, its beauty was still intact.
This red-tailed hawk was spotted on the side of Pellissippi Parkway going toward Oak Ridge. This species can be found throughout the United States and the lower half of Canada. Photos by S. Barrett
Wildlife at the gas station At the risk of sounding wise beyond my years, it seems that people are in such a hurry these days, they often forget to stop for a moment and appreci-
The trick is to keep your eyes open and be aware of your world. You never know when you may get a neat photo to post on Facebook. Unfortunately, one of the main reasons for these close encounters with the wild is that humans are slowly building their way Sara into the homes of the creaBarrett tures we are used to admiring from afar. Just last week, folks driving down Pellissippi Parkway may have caught a glimpse of a red-tailed ate the beauty of their sur- hawk that was perched on a roundings. Even a stop at a fallen tree just off the side gas station can offer an op- of the highway. The species portunity to view nature at isnâ€™t too rare, but if you were talking on your cell its finest.
phone or thinking about your check list for the day, you would have missed seeing the real deal. Moths may also be a common sight, but you never know when a rare subject may present itself. In this case, a giant leopard moth had made its way to a gas station and could probably have sold autographs to the crowd of people that surrounded it. One thing to always remember when admiring wild life is to admire and respect the creature from a distance. It is called wildlife for a reason. In other animal news, the Knoxville Zoo is hosting its â€œZoo to Doâ€? 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, for family-friendly fun. The event is modeled after the zooâ€™s popular â€œFeast with the Beastsâ€? event and will feature goodies from Krispy Kreme, Godiva Chocolate, Earth Fare, Papa Johnâ€™s and more. In addition to food, there will be inflatables, barrel train rides, crafts, jugglers and much more. Tickets are $15, and children under 2 are free. Info: 637-5331 or visit www.knoxvillezoo.org.
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EWI scholarship recipients Executive Women International (EWI) of Knoxville recently awarded scholarships to local high school and college students. The recipients are Christian Academy of Knoxville student Austyn Anderson; Berean Christian High School student Nicole Glenn; Sevier County High School student Cole Burns; and Pellissippi State Community College students Tanya Lowe, Susan Renaud-Mitchell and Rachel Thompson. Photo submitted
SCOR Mavericks win state soccer championship The SCOR Mavericks, U-18 Girls soccer team, won the TSSA State Championship for the second consecutive year in Murfreesboro on June 1-3. The team includes players from various area schools: (front) Katelyn Drummer (Central), Mackenzie Hodge (Hardin Valley), Janelle Calhoun (Webb), Hannah Russell (Central), Shaun Breslin (Catholic), Emily Shotts (Karns), Megan Hodge (Hardin Valley), Erin Scott (Webb); (back) coach Gene Wheatley, Abby Spitler (Cumberland County), Patti Jordan (Stone Memorial), Ana Aponte (Bearden), Mikayla Gregg (Berean Christian), Kendall Van Hoozier (Farragut), Lorena Wheatley (Farragut), Claire Stauber (Catholic), Rachel Beaver (Karns), Liz Newsom (Webb), Laura Haun (Berean Christian) and coach Don Maples. Photo submitted
Parrott named as scholarship recipient
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The East Tennessee Foundation has announced Farragut High School student Katielynn Parrott as one of four Parrott recipients of this yearâ€™s Gordon W. and Agnes P. Cobb Scholarship Fund. Each recipient has been awarded a scholarship of $10,000 per year, renewable up to four years. The fund was established in 1993 and is intended to assist students who plan to pursue medical-related careers.
The East Tennessee Summer Festival will be held Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, at River Glen Equestrian Park in New Market. The park opens each day at 8 a.m. There will be live music, local art for sale, food vendors, a Civil War re-enactment of the Battle of Mossy Creek and kids activities including pony rides and face painting. Admission is free. Parking is $5 a car. Info: www. river-glen.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS For registration info about this and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. â– 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 27-28, Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike.
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DONATE BLOOD, SAVE LIVES Donors will receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich and a chance to win a pair of Tennessee Smokies tickets. Also, receive a free movie ticket for Regal Cinemas if you donate July 2-3. Donors can donate at a number of daily mobile sites or one of two fixed sites: 1601 Ailor Ave. and 11000 Kingston Pike in Farragut. Blood drives in your area: â– 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 2, Regal Cinema at West Town Mall in the lobby. â– 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, all Brusterâ€™s Real Ice Cream locations. Receive a free pint of ice cream for donating. â– 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, Knoxville Center Mall, Center Court, lower level. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old weighing 120 pounds with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and have positive identification.
HEALTH NOTES â– Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or www.cancersupportet.org. â– Covenant Healthâ€™s Bodyworks offers community exercise for all ages at $3 per class. Classes include Easy Cardio Max, Mind and Body, and Senior Cardio. Visit www. covenanthealth.com/bodyworks or call 541-4500 to find a location near you. â– Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. each third Monday at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 218-7081. â– Stop Smoking: 1-800-7848669 (1-800-QUITNOW) is a program of the Knox County Health Department. The hotline is answered 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. â– Support group meeting for family members or caregivers of an adult with a mental illness is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each third Tuesday at Cherokee Health Systems, 2018 Western Ave. Info: Rebecca Gill, 602-7807, or www.namiknox.org. â– UT Hospice conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with its program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: Penny Sparks, 544-6279.
â– UT Hospice Adult Grief Support, for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 5 to 6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or to reserve a spot: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6277.
KIDS NOTES â– Kitchen Fixins â€“ A Healthy Cooking Class for Children, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Smart Toys and Books, 9700 Kingston Pike in Franklin Square. Ages 5 and up; $15 materials charge. Reservations are required: 691-1154. â– Designing with Duct Tape, 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, at Smart Toys and Books. Ages 7 and up; reservations and a materials fee of $5 required in advance: 691-1154. â– Family Game Night, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Smart Toys and Books. Refreshments available. Ages 3 and up; no charge, but reservations required: 691-1154. â– Summer Acting Camp for high school students, presented by Clarence Brown Theatre Company, will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 23 to Aug. 3, in Clarence Brown Theatre performance spaces. Limited to 20 students. Cost is $525. To register: http:// www.clarencebrowntheatre. com/actingcamp.shtml or contact Terry Silver-Alford, email@example.com. â– HonorAir Knoxville Guardian Program is now open to high school students 17 years or older interested in the Oct. 3 flight to Washington, D.C. Applications are due by Aug. 8. Students must have their parentâ€™s permission to participate, complete the online guardian application at www. honorairknoxville.com and submit a short essay of 200 words or less explaining why they are interested in being an HonorAir Knoxville guardian. Info: 938-7701. â– Ongoing activities at Smart Toys and Books, 9700 Kingston Pike in Franklin Square, include: Story Time with Miss Helen, 11 a.m. every Thursday; â€œMommy and Meâ€? art classes at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon every Friday, $5 materials fee, reservations required in advance, ages 2 and up; Game/craft demo 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday; Thomas Play Day, 10-11 a.m. every first Monday, ages 2 and up, reservations required in advance, no charge.
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Oil painting at Strang Senior Center
Sandra Cagle paints a scene from Italy’s Amalfi coast. Photos by T.
Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com
Dodie Kishbaugh paints flowers during the oil painting class at Strang Senior Center. Also painting in the background are Ruth Ford, Paul “Roger” Harmadi and Joyce Hutchinson.
Samaritan Place aiding seniors 14 years Oil painting instructor Alex Dumas praises student Mary Ellen Berger. “She has an incredible memory. She creates her paintings from her mind,” he said. Berger and Roger Harmadi met in painting class and were married three years ago. Dumas was the best man for their wedding.
Samaritan Place program manager Joy McNeil commends Jef Gardner for sharing his testimony of how he was helped by them and now lives independently.
By Theresa Edwards
Paul “Roger” Harmadi recently painted this 1985 scene he photographed from a chartered plane of the scaffolding around the Statue of Liberty during repairs.
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BMA MEETING • 7:00 PM I. Silent Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call II. Approval of Agenda III. Mayor’s Report IV. Citizens Forum V. Approval of Minutes A. June 14, 2012 VI. Resolution & Ordinances A. Resolution 1. Resolution R-2012-08, Maintenance Agreement with TDOT for Improvements to Concord Road from Turkey Creek Road to Northshore Drive B. Second Reading & Public Hearing 1. Ordinance 12-09, Fiscal Year 2013 Budget for the General, State Street Aid, Capital Investment Program, Equipment, Insurance and Beautiﬁcation Funds C. First Reading 1. Ordinance 12-06, an ordinance to amend Title 14. Land Use Controls, to create Chapter 6. Building Facade Ordinance, to add building facade requirements 2. Ordinance 12-08, an ordinance to amend the text of the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Farragut, Tennessee, Ordinance 86-16, as amended, by amending Chapter 4. General Provisions and Exceptions, Section xxiii. Outdoor Sales Permit, to modify potential users and the parameters of such permits, as authorized pursuant to section 13-4-201, Tennessee Code Annotated. VII. Business Items A. Approval of Utility Easement at the Public Works Facility on Fretz Road VIII. Town Administrator’s Report IX. Attorney’s Report
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Samaritan Place held a ceremony to observe its 14th anniversary of helping Knoxville seniors and to raise awareness of elder abuse during National Elder Abuse Prevention Month of June. Samaritan Place is a unique service for people age 55 and over, provided by Catholic Charities of East Tennessee Inc. They house 10 permanent residents and have 20 rooms for transitional residents
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and emergency situations. “There are fewer than 15 programs like this all over the U.S.,” said Freddi Birdwell. Fewer than 5 percent of those served are Catholics. “We serve the whole community. We are there for anybody who needs us,” said Birdwell. They also help seniors by connecting them with other local agencies to provide assistance. Jef Gardner came to Samaritan Place after months of sleeping in his friend’s
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Development director Freddi Birdwell talks with the Rev. Ragan Schriver, executive director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, as Samaritan Place celebrates its 14th anniversary of helping Knoxville seniors. Photos by T. Edwards of TEPHOTOS.com car. Though disabled, he was not receiving his Social Security benefits. He stayed at the emergency shelter for a few months while the staff at Samaritan Place helped him apply for these benefits and for affordable housing through HUD. Today, he lives independently and is currently researching and writing a historical account of Native Americans. On June 14, Gardner shared his story at the ceremony hosted at Samari-
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