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SEPTEMBER 19, 2011

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Golf, volley, swim for a cure Love those corn dogs! Turkish exchange student Ezgi Senyucel told the Farragut Rotary Club last week about the differences she has observed between the two countries, especially the food. “I love corn dogs,” she said. Could she give Michelle Bachman corn dog eating lessons? See Natalie Lester’s story on page A-2

Seen any good flicks lately? There are 8 million stories in the Naked County ready for the silver screen. “Dirty Timmy” looks to be a sure fire hit. Take a look at the preview if you feel lucky. See Editor’s Corner on page A-4

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Speaking of the movies … Jake Mabe sits down with film buff Don Calhoun to talk about the movie serials of yesteryear. See page A-6

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Fox Den event to raise money for Susan G. Komen By Natalie Lester Tellico Village resident Dave Bishop knows real men wear pink. He was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999, and because of his own experience he wants other men to know it can happen to anyone. “I’d never heard of a man being diagnosed with it,” he said. “And it is still not talked about as much as I want. “Most men worry about prostate or lung cancer; they would not think of breast cancer because it doesn’t seem like it is an issue. I believe men should start thinking about it though.” Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women and less than 1 percent of men. An event at Fox Den this weekend will raise money for the Susan G. Komen foundation, which benefits all breast cancer patients regardless of their gender. The Fox Den for a Cure event committee has packed Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24, full of activities to attract as many participants as possible.

Family secret inspires first-time novelist her oldest sister who had shocking news: they had a 55-year-old brother whom they had never met. The revelation proved to be a story rich in mystery, tragedy and the triumph of love. Guild member Kelly Norrell nudged her to write the story. Her family also offered encouragement. “They said, ‘It has to be written, and we think you should do it,’ ” says Montgomery. She began the book in spring of last year and is now nearly finished. The most challenging aspect of the project has been deciding how to tell the story of two families simultaneously. She chose to write the tale as parallel stories told from the perspectives of her mother and her brother. It was a crazy time to dive into the publishing world, she

says. Early in the process, she decided she wouldn’t seek publication without an agent. “I always said, if my book’s not good enough to get picked up, it’s not good enough.” Since then, she’s observed authors who have achieved success through electronic publishing, as well as successful writers, like Stephen King, who have switched from traditional publishing to electronic publishing. She still hopes to acquire an agent. She only recently began letting family members read her work. During a trip to the family’s North Carolina cabin, Montgomery ended up spending two days reading the book to her daughter and her friends. It was just the encouragement she needed to finish the project. “They cried, they laughed and they begged for more.”

ed that God will take care of me, just like he takes care of them,” said Standefer, executive director of Compassion Coalition. Compassion Coalition sponsors numerous ministries throughout Knoxville, including a furniture ministry on Saturdays where crews deliver donated furniture to recently housed formerly homeless men Compassion Coalition volunteer Char Taylor and clearing house and women, and a clearing director Gina Whitmore connect a caller with a church family house staffed by volunteers using their map of church partners all across Knox County. Photo which connects the needy by N. Lester

with various church families all over the county. “We don’t want it to be a one hot meal thing. We want to give them a body of believers to walk along with them,” Standefer said. The Coalition also partners with Knox County District Attorney General Randy Nichols to coordinate juvenile offenders who can do their community service hours alongside church members. “The recurrence rate for participants in the Restorative Justice program is less than 10 percent,” Standefer said. “The national average is more than 60 percent.”

with few responsibilities besides managing rental property. She used her free time to become acquainted with the Knoxville Writers’ Guild. “Everybody wants to write the great American novel. That’s what I wanted to do.” The guild proved to be a tremendous resource. Knoxville is fortunate to have such a group, which exposes members to accomplished writers and provides information about educational opportunities, she says. Her original plan was to write a book that took place in an office setting. But after requesting input from family and friends, she realized that a recent turn of events in her own family provided more than enough drama for a novel. Montgomery is one of four siblings, and when she was 42, she received a call from

By Wendy Smith As a real estate investor, Diane Montgomery suffered when the lagging economy made it tough to resell houses she had rehabilitated. But as an aspiring novelist, she found the recession to be an opportunity to pursue her writing dream. It was an idea she’d held onto since her youth, when she wanted to study journalism but was discouraged by a family friend who said she would end up a starving reporter. She studied psychology, but real estate was her first profession. She started out selling homes, then discovered a passion for buying and reselling fixer-uppers. She later began a second career raising funds for the Interfaith Health Clinic. It was work that suited her outgoing personality. She went on to become Director

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for Development for Webb School, Director of Gift Planning for Maryville College, and Director of Development for the Episcopal School of Knoxville. She continued to dabble in real estate, which ultimately became her fulltime occupation. Then the economy tanked. With her children grown, Montgomery found herself

Walking by faith Seats still available for Compassion Coalition fundraiser tomorrow By Natalie Lester As he sits in his breakfast nook with his Bible each morning, Grant Standefer watches the birds eat out of the feeder on his back porch. He is reminded of Matthew 6:26-27 – “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? ” “I am constantly remind-

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A-2 • SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 • FARRAGUT SHOPPER-NEWS

Exchange student educates Rotary Her childhood dream has ďŹ nally come true, Turkish exchange student Ezgi Senyucel told members of the Farragut Rotary Club at the group’s weekly meeting at Fox Den Country Club.

said. “We have some American fast food restaurants in Turkey, but not corn dogs.â€? Senyucel is from Izmir. The Info: 966-7057. All events are held at the Farragut Farragut and Izmir clubs are Town Hall unless otherwise noted. partners in the Breast Cancer Awareness 3-H project. She is â–  20th annual Free Putt Putt Day, noon to 9 a junior at Webb and hopes to p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, Putt Putt Golf and Games, 164 become a doctor. She speaks West End Ave. Turkish, German and Engâ–  Personnel Committee, 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, lish. She is a member of the liSept. 20. brary and photography clubs â–  Board of Mayor and Aldermen, 7-10 p.m. Natalie at her high school. She is also Thursday, Sept. 22. Lester a talented ballerina. â–  2nd annual Picnic on the Pike, 1-5 p.m. Sun“Ezgi is taking a full load day, Sept. 25, Farragut Press, 11863 Kingston Pike. of courses at Webb School â–  Folklife Museum Committee, 1:30 to 3:30 while adapting to her new p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. “I told my parents when school and country,â€? Rotarâ–  Visual Resources Review Board, 7-10 p.m. I was 6 or 7 that I wanted to ian Bill Nichols said. “Anyone Tuesday, Sept. 27. be an exchange student in who can ride in my truck and â–  TDOT Projects Tour 2011: Farragut Town America,â€? she said. “And now sing ‘Hotel California’ (by Hall Open House, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. I am ďŹ nally here.â€? The Eagles) like she can is OK 29. Senyucel shared Turkish in my book.â€? history with the club, including the fact that Turkey was â–  Picnic on the the ďŹ rst European country to Pike set for this ‘Louie Bluie’ festival ‘Immersed in Color’ allow women to vote and be weekend elected to ofďŹ ce. She also told The ďŹ fth annual Louie “Immersed in Color: Bluie Festival will be held Sanford Wurmfeld’s Cyclo- the club about the 250 Rotary On Saturday, Sept. 25, the clubs in her country, which town of Farragut will host at Cove Lake State Park 10 ramaâ€? will be on display a.m. to 7:45 p.m. Saturday, through Thursday, Oct. 27, she explained is divided into the second annual “Picnic on three districts. Oct. 1, in honor of Howard at the Ewing Gallery on the Pikeâ€? on the lawn next to “Louie Bluieâ€? Armstrong. the UT campus. Gallery “My district has 66 clubs,â€? Ingles from 1-5 p.m. Admission is free, although hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. she said. “We had our ďŹ rst The community is encoura $2 per person donation is Monday through Friday woman district governor last aged to bring chairs and blanencouraged. All proceeds and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. Info: year.â€? kets to enjoy music, crafts, beneďŹ t the Campbell Cul974-3200 or visit www. It took her about 20 hours inatables and games. ture Coalition. Info: www. ewing-gallery.utk.edu. to get to the United States, The Akima Club Singers, louiebluie.org. and she kept a normal sleep a women’s service group, will schedule during the ight. take the stage at 1 p.m., fol“I really wanted to avoid lowed by The Atomic Horns jet lag,â€? she said. at 1:30. At 3 p.m., the Hardin She told the club about Valley Academy Chorus will the differences she has ob- perform. The East Tennessee served between the two Concert Band will wrap up Wendy D Schopp countries so far, which in- performances. Financial Advisor cluded school uniforms, The entertainment will driving ages, greetings and be free, and food, crafts and 12744 Kingston Pike food. games will be available for Suite 103 “I love corn dogs,â€? she purchase. Craft booths will

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Farragut Rotary president Doug Powell exchanges Rotary flags with Turkish exchange student Ezgi Senyucel after Senyucel’s presentation to the club last week. Photo by N. Lester include works from 10 different artists. Little Joe’s Pizza, Psychedelic Snow and El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant will be on hand to feed attendees. Farragut Intermediate fourth graders will serve hot dogs and chips, and the Cornerstone Church of God will offer caramel apples and chocolate covered pretzels. Game booths will include face painting, a bean bag toss, “I Spy� craft, a ring toss, a tictac toss and catapult leapfrog activity.

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Bridge jump survivor speaks at UT By Wendy Smith Kevin Hines attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. But he lived to tell about it and is now committed to sharing his mental health struggles to help others. He spoke at UT last week, courtesy of the UT Counseling Center and VolAware, a campus campaign to prevent violence, suicide and substance abuse. Only 2 percent of those who take the 220-foot leap from the bridge survive, and Hines believes he is still here for a reason. He was born to poor, drug-addicted parents in San Francisco. Both were diagnosed with manic depression, now known as bipolar disorder, and he was just a baby when he was taken from them and placed in foster care. He was eventually adopted by loving parents. He was raised in a beautiful house, went to

sion on Sept. 25, 2000. The day before, his father had spent two hours on the phone with a psychiatrist, who told him not to worry, that Kevin was just having another episode. Patrick Hines was still concerned, though, and asked his son to come to work with him that morning. Kevin said no, he wanted to go to school. Kevin says his dad should have asked him outright if he was thinking about hurting himself. Those who are harboring suicidal thoughts Kevin Hines speaks to UT students about how he manages his typically answer that quesmental health since being diagnosed with a bipolar disorder. tion honestly. Photo by Wendy Smith After Patrick dropped him off at school, Kevin the right schools, and had tremely paranoid. After two an abundance of food and years of treatment, he was boarded a bus for the Goldstill in denial, he says. He en Gate Bridge and cried the clothes, he says. entire way. He spoke to the “How could anything go didn’t take his medications bus driver, then cried as he sideways from here? But it regularly and pretended ev- paced around the parking erything was fine. did.” lot for 40 minutes. A police “I was able to fool every- officer on a bicycle passed At 17, Kevin was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. one.” him. A tourist asked him to But his parents were take her picture. He thinks He had audial and visual hallucinations and was ex- aware of his deep depres- that if one of those people

had shown concern, he wouldn’t have jumped. As soon as his feet left the bridge rail, he knew he’d made a mistake. He was falling head-first, but managed to turn his body into a seated position before he hit the water, which probably saved his life. Those who commit suicide by jumping from a bridge often die a slow, violent death, Kevin says. He found himself 40 feet under the water with a broken back and several shattered vertebra, but he somehow managed to reach the surface. Even though he’d felt he needed to die to relieve his emotional pain, he now had a strong will to live. He endured months of intense physical and emotional treatment after the ordeal. He now follows a prescription for mental health that includes therapy, medication, exercise, a healthy diet and plenty of sleep, and says he will never again attempt to harm himself. “Every day I wake up is a good day.”

FARRAGUT NOTES ■ Greekfest will be held 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 4070 Kingston Pike. There will be food, music, dancing, costumes, shopping and more. Friday is kids’ day. Admission is $2 (free for children 12 and under) Weekend passes are available for $3. Park and ride from West High School and the lower lot of Western Plaza. ■ Free flu shots will be given during the 17th annual Free Flu Shot Saturday 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 24 at Farragut High School while supplies last. Anyone age 4 and older is eligible. Donations benefit the Empty Stocking Fund. Info: www. knoxnews.com/charities.

Free computer recycling at Goodwill

Why pay to recycle when you can do it for free? Residents throughout Goodwill Industries-Knoxville Inc.’s 15-county service delivery area are now able to recycle their computers and computer equipment free of charge. Goodwill Industries and Dell have teamed-up to offer the Reconnect program which will allow consumers to drop off their computers and computer equipment at any Goodwill Industries-Knoxville retail location or attended donation center for recycling. Even though Goodwill will not be reselling computers in its stores, it is important to remember that it is each individual’s responsibility to delete all private and personal information for their protection. For more information regarding the Reconnect Program and/or to find a computer recycling Goodwill location near you, visit Steve James and Doug Lakin discuss the layout of the outdoor www.reconnectpartnership. classroom. Photo by J. Rector com or www.gwiktn.org.

Lowe’s helps build outdoor classroom By Joe Rector Before long, Karns High students will learn environmental science while sitting in a new outdoor classroom. It’s possible through the hard work of students, parents, staff and Lowe’s at Cedar Bluff. The area will have pathways leading to the classroom. There, a 10-by-10 podium and eight benches that can seat 32 students will be built. Steve James, a parent involved in the school’s PTSA, discovered the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant that the home supply store offers schools. He set out to complete forms and other information in hopes of securing money for the unconventional classroom. As he worked, James learned about an additional grant offered by local stores. The Hometown Heroes Grant is given annually. With both, the PTSA had $5,300 to purchase items to complete their projects. Lowe’s manager Teresa

Beavers was on site early Sept. 10 to make sure supplies were delivered. “The Hometown Heroes grant is something the store has offered for several years,” she said. “We always enjoy the opportunity to work with the community and schools. Our people are eager to help as well.” For the project, 26 Lowe’s employees helped in the construction. They brought with them new tools for all workers to use. The outdoor classroom was a surprise to environmental science teacher Doug Lakin. He began planting trees in the area 12 years ago as a way to honor his late son Keaton. “The work kept me from going crazy then, and now it’s something I want to maintain for the students.” At one time Lakin built a fence that he funded by selling rails on which names were carved as honorariums and memorials. It was dismantled, much to the dismay of students and staff.

New identification signs for trees now are in place and they bear the names from the rails. Within a few weeks, the area will be certified as a state arboretum, and Lakin is proud that the work he and others have put in will be rewarded with the title. The outdoor classroom offers students in science classes and in other disciplines the chance to experience learning outside the traditional classroom setting. James, a professor at Maryville College, can appreciate the value of using a variety of settings in teaching. He’s excited for the students and hopes the facilities will be used often. Folks at Karns can’t wait to use the outdoor classroom. It’s just one more tool to offer the best possible education for students. Drop by some time and tour the arboretum, and make sure to give a big thanks to the Cedar Bluff Lowe’s store for their help and the PTSA for its work.

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A-4 • SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 • WEST SIDE SHOPPER-NEWS

Madeline Rogero (center, yellow kayak) and friends enjoy Paddlin’ with Madeline, a unique campaign event. Photo by S. Clark

Sizzle or fizzle Candidates make final pitches

Fun and funds from films With tax revenue flat-lining, governments need new sources of funds. There are 8 million stories in the Naked County aching for a shot at the big screen.

‘Dirty Timmy’

Acclaimed director Dean Rice brings you a story for the ages, the tale of the man who wouldn’t say quit. They called him – “Dirty Timmy.” School board member: You got nothing, Dirty Timmy. Just try bringing that Carter Elementary project back here for a vote. Dirty Timmy: I know what you’re thinking, punk. Does he have five votes or only four? Tell you the truth, I forgot myself in all this excitement. So you have to ask yourself: Do I feel lucky? Well, do you, punk? Dirty Timmy, the man who stood tall even when his best developer deserted him. Devon: I’m pulling out, Timmy. We’re getting too much heat, and Commissioner Broyles is just too powerful to go up against. Dirty Timmy: You disappoint me, but I’ll find some new Partners. The “don’t miss” film of the year, the startling conclusion of “Dirty Timmy” will stay with you forever! Coming in October, November, December or whenever.

‘Beck: I told you so’

This provocative documentary from director Sam McKenzie captures the Beck Cultural Exchange Center’s struggle to clear its name and keep its doors open after its funding was slashed and County Commission ordered an audit of the center’s books. “The auditor ‘went the extra mile’ and didn’t find anything,” McKenzie said. “I’d been saying all along the audit would come out clean.” But the film reveals that the battle may not be over. “Beck got a good report, but the critics may not be satisfied,” said McKenzie. “I’m guessing they’ll say the auditor was incompetent or the audit didn’t go far enough.” McKenzie’s incisive analysis introduces what he calls “the Obama factor” in local politics. “Although their logic escapes me, some will blame Obama. Not enough rain? Too much rain? It’s Obama’s fault. That’s just how things are around here.” McKenzie plans to release “Beck: I told you so” in late September.

The Rogero Armada gathered at Gov. Ned McWherter Park to set sail for Sequoyah Park and the symbolism was palatable. Madeline Rogero climbed on a rock to address her followers: “We’re going right through the middle of downtown, along the South Knox waterfront. Let’s enjoy each other and focus on quality growth and our natural assets,” she said. It was a perfect Sunday afternoon. The paddlers wore maroon and white T-shirts. Most tacked campaign signs on their watercraft. A couple even brought two black Labs, suitably attired in life jackets. “Watch out for each other,” someone yelled as they set out. “Don’t drink the water!” yelled another. Team Rogero may look back on this event and wish they had gone door-to-door instead. But for one day the political outliers from eight years ago looked ready to take control of their city government. What was their reception in Sequoy-

Sandra Clark ah Park? Madeline said fresh made Cruze Farm ice cream awaited. It’s doubtful the Sequoyah residents stood with pitchforks to repel the invaders. Rogero has been around long enough to feel familiar. She’s worked for Bill Haslam, Dolly Parton and Colin Powell. The sun is shining on her campaign for mayor. There’s not a cloud in sight. Mark Padgett looks like a mayor (or Robert Redford playing “The Candidate”). At age 33, he’s raised the most money and produced the slickest advertising. His family (wife, kid and dog) beams from giant billboards. And no candidate has worked harder. So why is Mark not catching on? Politicians say he’s not paid his dues. He lacks loyalty among hardcore

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voter turnout on Nov. 8 will increase by another 20 percent. Should the race be decided on Sept. 27, then the winner has a long transition which is helpful. Who will a new mayor hire? My estimate is that Rogero offers the least change in personnel as she worked closely as a former city director with almost everyone there now. Larry Martin and Bill Lyons are each $1,000 donors to her campaign. They would likely stay if she wins and depart should one of the other candidates prevail. Ivan Harmon would probably pick Rick Emmett as his chief of staff. This should

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be reassuring to those who question Harmon’s executive skills as Emmett is a low key, steady and even cautious longtime city employee. He currently oversees many downtown projects. Who Padgett picks is anyone’s guess, but it’s safe to say he would bring in the most personnel changes. His father, Mike Padgett, would have influence. It is unlikely that any of the mayoral candidates would change either the current fire or police chiefs. Stan Sharp and David Rausch are widely applauded as able and solid. Notes: A recent mailer urging support for four candidates has each denying involvement. The four candidates are Becky Massey for senator, Padgett for mayor, and George Wallace and Marshall Stair for council. Obviously, someone spent money and effort to create

the mailer and violated state law by not showing who is paying for it. On the other hand, each of the four named candidates had their picture mailed without cost to them to hundreds if not thousands of voters. ■ Interim council member Charlie Thomas baffled many when he withdrew as a write-in candidate after signing up just a few weeks earlier. This assures Mark Campen’s election as one of the four new council members. The brief on and off campaign of Thomas did cause Campen to campaign more actively than he had previously done. Campen has a strong environmental bent and favors parks and greenways. He is informed on issues but will be reserved when he speaks out. He brings integrity and knowledge to his new position.

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■ Anthony Weiner not only lost his dignity with a foolish Internet posting. He also lost his Congressional seat to a Republican, the first to hold the New York seat since the 1920s. ■ John Stancil, running for City Council at-large, says he’s been to so many candidate forums that he could give any other candidate’s stump speech without notes. ■ Cappy Padgett, Mark’s dog, has a Facebook page with 300 friends as of last Thursday. He even has a favorite quote from that good Democrat Harry S Truman: “You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.” ■ Marilyn Roddy ’s youngest daughter is counting votes, telling her mom that she’s up to six. “With this turnout, that may be enough!” joked the candidate. ■ Got friends? A quick look at Facebook shows 1,381 people “like” Madeline Rogero, while 1,531 like Ivan Harmon. Mark Padgett has 2,222 friends while Joe Hultquist has 341 and Bo Bennett has 417. The prize for most friends, however, goes to County Commissioner Jeff Ownby with 3,265.

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Early voting has been weak. Based on voting to date, the city total on Sept. 27 may be close to 18,000 – which is less than 20 percent of eligible voters. This is unfortunate, as 2011 marks the first time in 24 years that someone other than Ashe or Haslam (and Dan Brown for 11 months) will be mayor of Get ready for the horror ride of your life. Not since “X Knoxville. the Unknown” have moviegoers experienced the terror If only 18,000 vote in the that awaits them in “It came from the trustee’s office!” city election, then 9,001 votes You’ll shiver as it embezzles, quake as it cashes in un- will win the election for mayearned comp time and vacation pay. Try not to scream as it or outright. Madeline Rogero buys personal entertainment devices with county purchas- will be close to half plus one, ing cards! and if she falls short, it will Based on a true story, scenes from “It came from the not be by a lot. trustee’s office!” will haunt you long after you leave the theThat then raises the quesater. Watch as young “J.D.” battles this unspeakable evil. tion of whether she faces J.D.: I’m going in. Somebody has to clean this up. Mark Padgett or Ivan HarTBI agent: It didn’t happen on your watch, but it’ll mon in the runoff. Again, the take somebody with a ton of moral fiber to beat this thing, difference between second kid. and third place may be close. J.D.: I’m your man. Now stand aside! If there is a runoff, expect If you don’t see another movie this year, you must see “It issues to sharpen and more debates between only two came from the trustee’s office!” Coming soon! candidates. It also means Contact Larry Van Guilder at lvgknox@mindspring.com.

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Democrats (they’re for Madeline) and Republicans (most are for Ivan Harmon). Padgett has support from the business community, but not the business establishment. For credibility, he needed endorsements. But Madeline scored with the News Sentinel, Metro Pulse and the Public Trust PAC. Mark failed to sell the Haslam establishment. Maybe he should have nailed up some yard signs for Bill in that 2010 gubernatorial race. City employees want to back the winner. That’s why many voted against their self-interest in supporting Haslam in 2003. They don’t need to do that this time. And don’t discount the support Ivan Harmon has among city employees. Padgett is third among this group of motivated, surebet voters. But Padgett doesn’t need to beat Rogero on Sept. 27. He just needs to beat Harmon and prevent Rogero from winning outright with 50 percent plus one. Will Mark sizzle or fizzle? We’ll know in a week and a day.

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Not a dime’s worth of difference? By Sandra Clark There are stark differences among the women in the Republican Primary for state Senate from District 6. Just listen carefully. Marilyn Roddy, Victoria DeFreese and Becky Massey spoke to the Fountain City Business and Professional Association last week to a full house. Here are notes about public education:

Brown hopes successor keeps police chief The biggest decision Daniel Brown has had to make since he was sworn in as Knoxville’s mayor last January came just a few weeks later when Police Chief Sterling Owen resigned.

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Mayor Daniel Brown and Fountain City Town Hall board memThat’s what Brown told ber Barbara Ray. Photo by B. Bean members of Fountain City Town Hall last week when cellent people apply, and the he was guest speaker at their top four are all very able.” Brown, who is also the sitSeptember meeting. He said Sterling’s resignation stated a ting 6th District City Council representative, said he’s stayclear reason – to play golf. “I assume, and hope, ing out of the mayor’s race that the next mayor would – “But I do have a favorite, keep the (new) chief (David which I won’t tell.” He said he never, ever Rausch), who has done an excellent job. We had some ex- expected to become mayor

of his hometown, but that’s where he finds himself since his City Council colleagues elected him interim mayor after Bill Haslam got elected governor. “Growing up, I never thought about being mayor. But things happen and you never know what is in your future,” he said. “When the dust settled, I was left standing.” Recently married to his longtime sweetheart, Cathy Ann Smith, Brown says he’s searched the historical record and has not found another mayor who got married while in office. Otherwise, he says he has very purposefully tried to keep from making any major changes. “I have not had to lay off anybody or raise taxes, while we have continued to provide all the basic services,” he said, adding that he didn’t think it would have been appropriate to replace any department heads.

“I believe it’s good to keep things on a sound footing and not to have any major upheaval.” He’s proud of the way that city employees have responded to the weather emergencies created by this year’s series of damaging storms, and he’s enthusiastic about the new curbside recycling program that begins in October. He’s also a big booster of the redevelopment dis-

tricts that have been created on Cumberland and Magnolia Avenues, North Central Avenue and the South Knox Waterfront. “For the last three years, the city has been offering the same level of services with static or shrinking budgets. Thanks to responsible budgeting and cooperation between the administration and city council, city government has been able to avoid

cutting back on services. I am confident we will be OK.” Brown ended his talk with a plea for civility. “One of biggest challenges before us is to have respect for civility and open dialogue. Those of us in public office have the job of resolving many of these issues, and that job can be made a lot more difficult by the tone of the dialogue during the debate.”

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‘Find out next week …’ Film buff looks back at classic movie serials

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ou could get in for anywhere from 9 to 15 cents. You often were treated to a double feature, usually a B-western, sometimes a two-reel short like the “Three Stooges,” and, often, a cliffhanger serial. Don Calhoun spent many a Saturday during his childhood at one of five theaters that were then located in downtown Kingsport, where he grew up, usually in the three that catered to the films he liked. One of them, the Center, would show a kiddie program, usually with a serial, a cartoon and a B-western, and even give you a piece of cake if it was your birthday, all for 15 cents. The bus station was located next to the theater, so Don and his brother would usually hitch a ride on the bus into town on Saturday mornings from their home out in the country. Often, they’d get a Krystal or Blue Circle hamburger for a dime and maybe buy a Sporting News. “We were poor as church mice, but my brother and I usually had something going. We trapped, sold ginseng, dried out herbs. Our dad would rent us a small tobacco plot, so we’d have a little more money to spend.” Sometimes Don and his brother would go to the Gem, which would often show two B-westerns, usually from the late 1930s to 1950s, as well as a two-reel comedy. Admission was 9 cents. Other times they might run over to the Realto. “The Realto was my favorite. They’d show a serial chapter, a Bwestern, like a Rocky Lane or a Monte Hale, and sometimes even a third booking like “1,001 Thrills,” a Sherlock Holmes or a Boston Blackie or the color Ali Babas.”

Don Calhoun shows a close up of the Better Little Book (formerly known as the Big Little Books) of the classic Republic serial “Dick Tracy Returns.” Calhoun kept his love for these classic films, particularly B-westerns and movie serials, and began collecting both memorabilia and films as an adult. He can remember being overjoyed when author Alan G. Barbour came out with two books on the genres in the early 1970s, “The Thrill of it All” and “Days of Thrill and Adventure,” well before the days of home video. Since the 1980s, Calhoun has served, on and off, as a producer and co-host of Marshal Andy’s popular “Riders of the Silver Screen,” which airs classic B-westerns and movie serials. The program began on the old WKCH Channel 43 and now airs on local PBS affiliate WKOP (Channel 15) at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Calhoun will offer tidbits about the serials and movies and often display a lobby card or a poster or a comic book, something tied to the film and/or the serial. When we sat down to talk about movie serials recently, Calhoun wanted to make one thing clear up front. “I’m not an expert on serials. I just really enjoy them.” But, he

Don Calhoun shows off some of his movie serials memorabilia at his home. Calhoun provides trivia and other tidbits for the B-westerns and classic serials shown on Marshal Andy’s “Riders of the Silver Screen” at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays on WKOP-TV (PBS) in Knoxville. Photos by Jake Mabe knows more about them than anybody you’re likely to meet. Calhoun says that movie serials began in 1913, the year after the first full-length motion pictures were produced. The early serials often featured women in peril. One of the first was called “The Perils of Pauline.” The “catch” of the serials is the (sometimes literal) cliffhanger in which the hero is left in some precarious situation and the audience would have to come back to the theater the following week to discover the character’s fate. The early serials ran anywhere from 10 to 20 chapters (Calhoun says one ran 119 episodes!), but later, when serials reached their peak in the late 1930s and early 1940s, 15 chapters

were the norm, with the first chapter usually being the longest. As the serials hit their stride, they would feature everything from westerns like “Zorro” and “The Adventures of Jesse James” to comic book heroes like Superman and Captain Marvel to detective and adventure stories like Dick Tracy and the Canadian Mounties. The “Dick Tracy” serials starring Ralph Byrd are some of the most

popular ever produced. Calhoun says a majority of serial buffs consider “Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc.” to be the best of the series, although he prefers “Dick Tracy Returns.” Virtually all film historians agree that Republic Pictures produced the best serials. “Why are Republic serials better?” Calhoun asks. “It’s not the stars. They had good scripts, yes, but it’s the production itself. They’d do miniatures (small model sets) up on a hill or by the water with a real sky behind them. They had the best stuntmen in the business and the cinematography was excellent.” “Riders of the Silver Screen” is currently airing an enjoyable serial, “S.O.S. Coast Guard,” starring Ralph “Dick Tracy” Byrd and Bela Lugosi. After it wraps, Calhoun says the plan is to begin showing serials produced after 1944, which were shortened in length due to rising production costs. Doing so, he says, will give Calhoun and Marshal Andy Smalls more time to chat about the films, air a B-western following the serial and also allow time at the end for Andy’s musical segments. One thing about it, though. Calhoun says you have you put yourself in a certain frame of mind to really appreciate the classic serials of yesteryear. “They were made for kids. They weren’t made for adults. Watch them from the standpoint that you’re in that era. People weren’t jaded; it was a good versus evil theme, kind of like watching B-westerns. Don’t expect the technology of today.” But expect to be entertained, perhaps even expect to be returned to those Saturday silver screens of yesterday, if you lived through it. Before long, you’ll get sucked in, waiting in anticipation to find out what happens next week, just as it was meant to be. Jake Mabe is a movie nut born about 40 years too late. Call him at 922-4136 or email JakeMabe1@aol. com. Visit him online at jakemabe.blogspot.com, on Facebook or at Twitter.com/HallsguyJake.

“Riders of the Silver Screen” airs B-westerns, usually preceded by a classic film serial, at 10:30 a.m. Saturdays on WKOP-TV Channel 15 (PBS) in Knoxville. For more information about classic serials, visit www.rareserials.com. To find out about ongoing efforts to restore classic serials, visit www.serialsquadron.com.

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Trees I have known Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it. Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord. ‌ (Psalm 96: 11-13a NRSV) I claim several trees that don’t actually belong to me. Not, as I think about it, that any tree really belongs to me. I somehow think that trees are a little like people; they belong to themselves. However, there are trees, and then there are my trees. Some trees are very special to me, for various reasons, and regardless of whose property they are on, I think of them as mine. The house where I grew up has always been surrounded by enormous oaks, but there was a maple tree in the front yard that was the first of “myâ€? trees. My tree had a lowslung, sturdy branch, just the right height for climbing, and just the right size for sitting on. It also had another branch: a smaller branch that grew right above the big one, and which functioned much like the safety bar on a roller coaster. My tree stood near the front corner of the property, and so was private, not readily visible to my family inside the house. That tree became my private retreat. I read most of “Little Womenâ€? there, as well as many other books. I

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climbed there, and thought, and prayed, and cried, and pretended, and dreamed and wondered. I was saddened not too long ago to drive by that house and see that “my� tree had been cut down. It appeared to have been damaged, maybe in one of the windstorms of the spring, and, when I saw it, it was lying on the ground, in great chunks. The next time I passed the house, it was gone altogether. But there are other trees that I have never climbed, never touched. They are also “my� trees. I love them like old friends because of their grace, beauty and steadfast presence. One is a tree on the road I drive to work every day. I am not sure what kind it is because in the summer it is quite unremarkable, and I don’t notice it at all, so I

haven’t analyzed its leaves. But in the winter, during a snowfall, its leaning trunk catches and holds the snow on its north side. The trunk is crooked, and the snow, following the line of the tree, looks like a lightning bolt, zigzagging from sky to earth. There is another tree that I love in all seasons. It is an enormous sycamore that stands in a small vale about a block off my route. I have to look carefully, and am glad when the traffic light turns red and stops my progress there, allowing me to savor the tree’s angular, spreading branches. Its white bark gleams in all seasons: stark as bones in the winter, shining like a candle in the spring, showing like a glimpse of lace when the tree is in full summer leaf and shimmering softly through the wide yellow leaves in the fall. I give thanks for my friends, “my� trees. I remember, I remember, The fir trees dark and high; I used to think their slender tops Were close against the sky: It was a childish ignorance, But now ’tis little joy To know I’m farther off from heaven Than when I was a boy. (“I Remember, I Remember,� Thomas Hood)

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“Artscapes� consists of 75 works of art that will be on view at the Knoxville Museum of Art beginning Tuesday, Sept. 20. Silent or live auction bids may be submitted in person or by phone to the museum gift shop until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. A live auction and gala dinner will be held afterward from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. During the silent auction, visitors can pay a “buy it now� price if they want to acquire a work immediately. Tickets for the preview are $25. Tickets for the live auction and gala dinner are $150. There will be refreshments at both events. RSVP: www.knoxart.org.

“Mapping Sound: Scott Sherk� will be on display through Friday, Sept. 30, at the UT Downtown Gallery. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Info: Call 6730802 or visit http://web. utk.edu/~downtown.

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WORSHIP NOTES Fundraisers, sales ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will host its 10th annual murder mystery production “Murder in the Old Growth Forest� 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25. Admission is $20 Saturday, which includes dinner catered by Carrabba’s, and $14 Sunday, which includes gourmet dessert. All proceeds go to the church mission projects. Child care available at no cost. Info: 323-9321. ■ Bookwalter UMC , 4218 Central Avenue Pike, is looking for vendors for its fall festival to be held Oct. 1. Space outside is $40. Info: 773-3380. ■ Middlebrook Pike UMC, 7234 Middlebrook Pike, will host its sixth Habitat for Humanity fundraiser golf tournament Friday, Oct. 21, at Avalon Golf Course with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Four person scramble format, $100 entry fee includes greens fees, cart, breakfast, lunch and prizes. Sponsorships are available for non-golfers. Info: Call 690-8641 or John Voss, 384-3204.

Michael Feinstein to perform with KSO Grammy nominated artist Michael Feinstein will perform with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Civic Auditorium. Tickets start at $35. Tickets and info: 291-3310 or visit www. knoxvillesymphony.com.

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â–  The Central Church of God, 4721 Papermill Drive, will have revival services led by the Rev. James E. Dunn from Sunday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 16. Sunday services will be held 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; weekday services will be held at 7 p.m. Info: 584-6388.

â–  Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services (CADES) has its caregiver support group meeting 10 to 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of every month in room 226 of Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive. Info: 6752835.

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â–  Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike, will host DivorceCare Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Registration: Laura, 470-9800. â–  Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church, 3700 Keowee Ave., will host GriefShare, a grief support group 7 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 10.

■ The youth program at Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Hwy, has several activities planned for the month including bowling, a youth retreat and helping out with the church’s mystery dinner theater. Everyone is invited to participate. Info: Jay Lifford, 690-1060 ext. 108, or email jay@beaverridgeumc.com.

Maryville College to host singing The first J. Bazzel Mull Memorial Gospel Singing will be held 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Clayton Center for the Arts in the Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre on the campus of Maryville College. The Primitive Quartet, The Singing Cookes, and Archie Watkins and Smoky Mountain Reunion (the original Inspirations) will appear. There will also be a special tribute to Mull. Tickets are $14 in advance and $16 at the door. There is a special price for church groups. Info/ tickets: Charlie Lambert, 454-9025. Check out updates on all your favorite articles throughout the week at

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CTE classes teach ‘real world’ skills As the job market has changed, so has vocational education. Now called Career and Technical Education, it’s gone way beyond fixing cars and hammering nails.

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“We’re now preparing them for careers,” says Farragut CTE teacher Jill Hudson, who teaches technology engineering. She’s seeing more four-year college-bound students taking classes because they see value in what they can learn. Guy DeMarco, who teaches criminal justice, says CTE classes give students an early opportunity to try out an area of study that might interest them. Some may continue that in college while others may decide it’s not for them. “They get real world examples,” he says. The numbers continue to be good with each of the five teachers seeing about 60 students a day per semester. In addition to Hudson and DeMarco, Michelle DeBord teaches graphic design, Melissa Martin health science and David Galaska computer maintenance technology. Galaska notes that some of his classes don’t even require a college degree posthigh school. A student who does well can go straight from graduation to a good paying job. DeMarco says one of the biggest problems CTE teachers face is that students may not understand how academic subjects apply in the real world. “Like math,” he says. “We use it in crime scene investigation.”

part of a dual enrollment program. Students in DeMarco’s criminal justice classes II and III can earn up to six college credits from Roane State Community College, which they can transfer to any college. Hudson’s advanced design applications students can earn credits through the engineering department at Pellissippi State Technical Community College. Martin’s health sciences students do some internships in hospitals, nursing homes, medical offices, rehabilitation facilities and pharmacies. Hudson notes that internships can pay dividends down the road because students make connections and people get to know them. “They get their foot in the door,” she says. Criminal justice III students have the opportunity to intern in the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, at Farragut High School students C.T. Leavell and Madison Blevins the jail, in courts and proanalyze the size and shapes of blood as it hits a surface from bation department. “They different heights as part of an exercise in their Criminal Justice see exactly what those caII class. Photo by G. DeMarco reers entail,” says DeMarco. “They love that.” CTE students participate in competitions on state and national levels for scholarships and prizes. Any Career and Technical Student Organization member who wins a gold medal on the state level can get their education paid for at any Tennessee technical school. A new offering this year is the Cyber Patriot competition sponsored by the Air Force Association where students learn how to prevent cyber attacks. Galaska says the program used to be only for ROTC students, but has been expanded to all students. “The govern“The things they learn ment is trying to recruit CTE students have to have an area of concentra- in these programs are life people,” he says. tion in their program of skills,” says Hudson. “They study, DeBord explains. can better understand a The teaching staff has been field because they have excut in half in recent years, perience.” but DeBord says more CTE They can also get college teachers are needed. credit for some classes as

COMMUNITY CLUBS ■ The Tennessee Artists’ Association will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Westminister Presbyterian Church, 6500 Northshore Drive. Photographer Brent Golden will discuss giclee fine art printing. Everyone is invited. Info: Michael McKee, 694-0961. ■ The Captain W.Y.C. Hannum Chapter #1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Green Meadow Country Club. There will also be a tour of the exhibits at Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend. Admission for the tour is $4. Everyone is invited. Info: Elaine Clonts Russell, 980-6346. ■ Fort Loudoun Lake Association will host a rain barrel workshop 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the large conference room at Ijam’s Visitor Center. Cost is $45 per barrel. Space is limited. Deadline to register is Tuesday, Sept. 27. Info: 523-3800 or email info@fllake.org. ■ Swap 2 Save Coupon Club meets the first Thursday of the month 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. Coupons for everything from baby items to groceries, restaurants to retail shops are exchanged. Wallace Memorial is located at 701 Merchant Drive. Info: Email Lisa at taylor7123@bellsouth.net. ■ The Poetry Quintessence Society meets 6:30 p.m. the last Monday of each month at Café 4’s library, third floor. Everyone 16 and older is invited. Info: Tonya, 357-6134.

REUNIONS ■ Halls High School Class of 1991 will have its 20-year reunion 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Knoxville. Info: email halls1991reunion@gmail.com. ■ Horace Maynard High School Class of 1981 will hold its 30-year reunion 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Hickory Star Resort. Info: Ginger Harmon Devault, 659-2768 or 992-4786. ■ USS Albany Association will hold its 22nd annual reunion Sunday through Friday, Oct. 9-14, at the Glenstone Lodge in Gatlinburg. The association is currently looking for shipmates who served on one of the USS Albany ships (CA123, CG10, SSN753). Info: Dick Desrochers, 603-594-9798, or www.ussalbany.org. ■ Zachary family reunion will start at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the homeplace, 1021 Zachary Ridge Road, Powder Springs. Come join the fun and bring a covered dish. Info: Mary, 992-8433, or Diane, 497-2372.

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Not your parents’ lunch School lunch menu is tastier, healthier By Wendy Smith If you think Knox County school cafeterias serve the same fare as 30 years ago, think again. “I tell parents, this is not the same school lunch we ate,” says Jon Dickl, director of school nutrition. “It’s not the same as even three years ago.” Since Dickl began working with the county in August of 2010, there have been major changes to the menu as well as the way several schools prepare their food. Some adjustments were driven by federal mandates, but others were Dickl’s ideas. “My perspective has changed. Eight or nine years ago, I’d have said, ‘I’ll change when you make me change.’ Today, I’d rather be one of the innovators,” he says. Dickl toured 84 school

cafeterias in Knox County to get an overview of menus, presentation, equipment and personnel. While the schools were serving healthy meals that met current criteria, he felt too many canned goods were being served. He also wanted to make sure menus reflected the county’s diverse population. Some canned food was replaced when the county began a farm-to-school program in the spring. Fresh strawberries, purchased from local farms, made their way to students’ plates shortly after being harvested. Schools are serving local raspberries and blackberries this year, and Dickl plans to offer local orange cauliflower, aka “Voliflower,” on Fridays in conjunction with UT games. He has also received grants that allow 12 elementary schools that serve atrisk students to provide a daily snack of fresh fruits and veggies. While the school lunch program spent $600,000

on produce last year, $1.2 million will go toward fruit and vegetables this year, Dickl says. Creative thinking has enabled him to serve more ethnic food. The county receives USDA commodity dollars based on the number of meals served, and those funds have typically been spent on canned and prepared foods. But Dickl is using the allotment to purchase raw meat, then having it processed to be used in healthy entrees like chicken teriyaki and carne guisada. The result is low-fat, restaurant-quality food with fewer additives. As of the beginning of this school year, several cafeterias have been converted from satellite sites, which serve food prepared at another school, to independent sites. West Hills Elementary is one of seven schools that had upgrades to its kitchen this summer. It is now less reliant on Bearden High School, which previously prepared its entrees and sent

West Hills Elementary School 5th graders Jalaya Jones, Haley Justice and Cle’shaya Nelson enjoy Knox County’s improved school lunches last Thursday, when the menu featured Hispanic Heritage selections. Photo by Wendy Smith them over in trucks. It’s a good feeling for the cafeteria to operate independently, says West Hills principal Suzanne Oliver. “It feels like things are fresher, and we don’t run out of food. We know that we have exactly what we need for our children.” Pleasing parents and kids and meeting govern-

ment standards is a fine line to walk. Some students lament the loss of French fries, which are now available only on Fridays or not at all, depending on the school. But they probably don’t notice that food is flavored with Butter Buds rather than butter or that their milk no longer contains high fructose corn syrup.

Dickl narrowly avoided a rebellion when he tried to take biscuits and gravy off the breakfast menu. “I thought the high school students were going to storm the Andrew Johnson building with axes and pitchforks!” Fortunately, he found a happy medium with fat-free country gravy.

take Walter to lunch each Wednesday. They help him collect and sell aluminum Hammerhead was running cans. Former coach Bill Batout of time. Joan Cronan, tle gave generously to install as interim vice chancellor a chair lift in Walter’s condo. responsible for UT athletics Holloway and former reMarvin and other things, attended ceiver Mike Price, associWest the Jarvis funeral and was ates at Oliver Smith Realty warmed by the Volunteer and Auction, keep up with family togetherness. as many old Vols as possible. She assembled her staff Price, a natural conversaof love when Hal Wantland the next morning and said tionalist, is point man for was dying. Old pass-catcher this is how all Tennessee incoming information. For Johnny Mills said he could athletics should be, more we example, he stays in close contact with Bubba Wyche, feel the prayers when he was and less me. flat on his back from a heart There are inspiring sto- quarterback who helped attack. Richmond Flowers ries of how Steve Kiner, El- shock Alabama in ’67. expressed gratitude for en- liott Gammage, Jerry Cooley Bubba has vertebra iscouraging support when he and a host of old Volunteers sues, a blood disorder, faced prostate crisis. and other friends have kept breathing problems and Former coach Charley Walter Chadwick functional pain, lots of pain. He is too Coffey led the prayer circle for the decades since his tough to give up. at Ron Jarvis’ home when terrible auto accident. They Old Vol Robbie Franklin

monitors Stan Mitchell, fullback in the mid-60s, now in a nursing home in Sparta. Mike LaSorsa, end and captain in ’61, is in failing health. Hundreds of us are vitally concerned. Richard Pickens, all-SEC fullback in the late ’60s, is just learning that “we will always care.” Jim McDonald, teammate at Young High and UT, was guide as Richard returned to Knoxville from his previous life in Spartanburg. Pickens has been diagnosed with short-term memory problems. He no longer drives. Some think concussions may be the root of his ailment. Former captain Dick Williams discovered that Pick-

ens needed a special chair for comfortable TV viewing. You get to guess how many chair offers came tumbling in. At one of the prayer meetings, former line coach Ray Trail raised a question: Do you think modern players will get together in years to come the way you guys do now? Trail answered his own question. He doesn’t think so. He thinks he sees more football individuals and less football togetherness. The loss of athletic dorms might be relevant. There is hope. Derek Dooley’s Vol for Life concept might be the glue that holds younger groups together. We’ll see.

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Vincent Van Gogh and disabilities “My hands are unlike East and Halls high schools yours and I have no feet, but and now at the Richard Bean we both hear the beating of a Juvenile Service Center. He and his wife, Katherhuman heart.” ine, have a daughter, Kaitlyn, and a son, Nathan. Gary has a full life, and he has devoted much of it to helping others with disabilities learn to live Anne at their highest possible level, Hart just as he has. As part of that mission, Gary and a number of likeThose are the words of minded folks, including his Gary Harmon. And they friend Tim Crais, have been are all true. When Gary was hard at work on something born, the delivery room doc- new: an event named the East tor, who had never seen a Tennessee Disability Conferbaby with such a disability, ence which is scheduled for 9 advised the parents not to a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. name him and told the nurs- 24, at Westminster Presbytees not to feed him or clean rian Church. him. The doctor believed the It will be a day for people disabilities were so severe with disabilities and for those the baby couldn’t survive. who care for them, who care Gary Harmon sure showed about them, who provide him. Not only did he survive, services to them, and any he thrived and excelled. He other interested persons to worked hard at school, was learn and share information student body president in both in a relaxed setting with no high school and college, and admission charge, free food has spent the past 27 years and a great line up of speakteaching at Bearden, Austin- ers and representatives from

FARRAGUT WEST KNOX CHAMBER ■ Networking, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, Panera Bread, 205 N. Peters Road. ■ Picnic on the Pike, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 11863 Kingston Pike. ■ B.O.D. Meeting, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, Pinnacle Financial Partners, 241 Brooklawn St. ■ Networking, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, Cru Bistro, 11383 Parkside Drive. ■ Ribbon Cutting, 2 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, Law Family Dentistry, 10788 Hardin Valley Road.

BUSINESS NOTES ■ Subway of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia has raised approximately $48,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through sponsorship of Walk to Cure Diabetes and Sneaker Sales. ■ Knoxville Area Urban League will hold a six-week Budget and Credit Workshop on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m., starting Sept. 20. The workshop helps participants build and improve their credit to meet longterm goals, such as purchasing a home. Cost: $20 for a take-home workbook. Info: 524-5511. ■ Bill Reis is the vice presi-

Gary Harmon and his son, Nathan. Photo submitted numerous organizations that serve the disabled. Organizers of the conference hope to raise awareness of the many disability service providers in our region and also to make additional progress toward changing attitudes about people with disabilities. Harmon will be keynote speaker on the topic “Changing Attitudes about People with Disabilities.” Just a few of the other topics to be discussed: Vincent Van Gogh – How his

dent of Environment, Safety and Health at Y-12 National Security Complex. He has managed Bill Reis manufacturing, engineering and quality assurance organizations during his 29-year career at the site, most recently serving as vice president of program management. Reis is actively involved with community organizations including Second Harvest Food Bank, Ijams Nature Center, Tennessee Valley Corridor Foundation and East Tennessee

Disabilities Affected his Art, The Power of Peer Support, Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Challenges for the Deaf in a Hearing World, Coping with Limb Loss, and Unraveling the Mystery of Special Needs Trusts and Conservatorships. Speakers are all experts in their various fields, and there will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and to ask questions. The event promises to be one of wide community interest. According to Crais, there are some 90 organizations in Knox County that serve persons with some kind of disability. An estimated 16 percent of the population has a disability. Those are pretty startling statistics – all the more reason to become better informed. For additional information or to provide exhibit materials or set up a booth for your organization, call Tim Crais at 375-0365 or email him at timcrais@yahoo.com. Contact: annehartsn@aol.com

Economic Council. ■ Carl V. “Van” Mauney, retired vice admiral and a career submarine officer with 35 years of military service, will replace Bill Reis as vice president of program management for Y-12 National Security Complex.

KNOXVILLE CHAMBER Info: 637-4550. All events are held at the Knoxville Chamber unless otherwise noted. ■ Schmoozapalooza, 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, Turkey Creek Public Market, 11221 Outlet Drive. Registration required, $5 members, $10 nonmembers.

Mechanicsville Homecoming is strong tradition Each summer, many communities hold homecoming events. Mechanicsville held its sixth annual homecoming celebration on Saturday, Aug. Alvin 27. This one is very Nance special to me because Executive Director it was birthed by the and CEO, Knoxville’s HOPE VI project in Community Development Mechanicsville. Corporation Pastor Diane Evans of Holy Jerusalem Church of God says that homecoming is a way for the Mechanicsville community to celebrate through worship and praise the fact that the community is still going strong. It was very reaffirming for me to hear her say: “We’re proud of our revitalized neighborhood with new businesses and new homes. We’re a new neighborhood with a new sense of pride, and we appreciate what HOPE VI and KCDC have done for us.” Evans, who co-chaired the event with Charles Wright, president of the Mechanicsville Association, said they worked hard to make sure this year’s event was a celebration to remember. The Homecoming program included a look at the history of Mechanicsville, recognition of local dignitaries, and an awards ceremony to honor individuals who have done things to positively impact the community. Honorees were the Rev. Jerry Upton of Honey Rock Church; Andrew Jackson of Eternal Life Harvest; Brenda Reliford, former principal of Maynard Elementary; and Mechanicsville residents Annie Dorsett and Bentley Marlow. There also was a cookout contest, and KCDC helped select the winner. It was a tough job, but somebody had to do it! A Gospel Music Celebration included featured artist Stan Williams from Honey Rock Church, musical performances and dances by artists from the Mechanicsville neighborhood, Mattie Rice and choirs from Eternal Life Harvest and Children of God Church. Other event highlights included children’s activities, door prizes, special vendors, an education information booth and a clothing giveaway booth. My hat is off to the many people and organizations which invested time and energy to make sure this year’s homecoming was another success.

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Where to start when your hearing fades By Sandra Clark Some of us hear fine; others don’t quite understand the sounds we’re hearing; still others keep turning up the television and saying, “Huh?” Gary and Belinda Weaver of Weaver Hearing Aid Center noticed something interesting during recent “roundabout” tours by neighborhood groups in the Franklin Square shopping center. “Most people just don’t know where to start (when faced with hearing loss),” said Gary. “I told them: find somebody you trust, somebody you know. Find a professional who is knowledgeable

about what they do.” Gary and Belinda work with individuals having hearing issues in a positive and encouraging way. They believe if the proper testing is done and the appropriate solution is applied, good results will follow. “We’re a personal service organization,” said Gary. “We will be upfront and explain what to expect from our testing.” Gary is a licensed hearing instrument specialist; Belinda is a nurse. “As lifelong Knoxvillians, we know the people who live here and we organize our services to help them. There is no high pressure and we like to follow up over the

Barbara Ashdown, Susan Wells and Jan Campbell of Spa 9700 and Franklin Square Chop House manager Coby Leach enjoy each other’s company at the Gathering. Campbell, who is a massage therapist at Spa 9700, said her specialty is relaxation massage, but she tailors each session to the needs of the client. “I just want them to feel better than they did when they came in,” she said. Photos by S. Carey

years.” Gary is part of the family that owned and operated Weaver Funeral Home. He and Belinda have owned Weaver Hearing Aid Center for 12 years. Each new patient interview is conducted without charge. It includes a personal lifestyle component to enable Gary to learn the specific needs of each person. “Every patient is different and is treated as an individual, receiving the time and attention necessary to achieve positive results,” he said. If Gary suspects a medical condition, he will refer to an ear, nose and throat specialist. He wants to provide hearing instruments to healthy

and the cost is dropping. Weaver Hearing recently added two new manufacturers with economy lines – full digital hearing aids but without the multifunctionality of models preferred by the younger set. “They’re not connected to your TV or cell phone, but they fit the lifestyle of those 60+.” Spoken like a true 50-something, Gary! Bottom line: If you’ve got Gary and Belinda Weaver of Weaver Hearing Aid Center a question, come in and ask people, not cover up symp- his patients “through the Gary or Belinda. Their oftoms that can cause problems years.” He says many people fice is located in Franklin have an outdated image of Square near Sullivan’s. It’s later: “Cause no harm.” open five days a week, eveThe second step is to hearing instruments. schedule a full battery of “Like televisions and tele- nings and weekends by apaudiomatic tests, using the phones, hearing instruments pointment. “We’re constantly looking same equipment used by have changed dramatically,” audiologists. Gary will es- he says. New models pack for the best instruments,” tablish a baseline and follow more punch into less space, said Gary. “This is what I do.”

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David Smith and Malinda Gray Wood of UT Federal Credit Union attend the Gathering at Franklin Square. Wood said the credit union is offering low rates on auto loans and mortgages, as well as a fee-free debit card and free checking. There will be an open house at lunchtime Oct. 6 at the credit union’s new student-run branch at West High School.

Shopper-News ad executive Debra Moss (center) greets Coachman Clothiers sales manager Bryce Wylie and owner Dean Carroll.

The Shops at Franklin Square Apparel – Coachman Clothiers – JP Coffin’s | Youth – Pirates & Princesses – Smart Toys & Books | Specialty – Closet Solutions – Eckel & Co. Jewelers The Eye Studio – Franklin Gallery – Gentry’s Furriers – Renfro Interiors – Cuisine – The Chop House – Sami’s | Services – Alphagraphics – Mathnasium Performance Medicine – Salone Divino – Sign-A-Rama – Spa 9700 – State Farm Insurance – Trendz Salon UT Federal Credit Union – Weaver Hearing Aid Center

Pink Saturday Merchants offer specials at signature event

The Franklin Square Merchants Association will be hosting Pink Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Shops at Franklin Square, 9700 Kingston Pike. Coupons can be purchased for $5 ahead of time

or on that day from Franklin Square merchants to receive discounts, special services and access to sidewalk sales, as well as to participate in a drawing for other merchandise and services. Proceeds will go to the Knoxville affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Cathy L. Hodges Memorial Cancer Foundation. Both groups will have representa-

tives at Franklin Square. Funds are also being raised online through the website http://franklinsq.com/. The UT Medical Center’s Breast Health Outreach mobile mammography unit will be providing digital screening mammograms on site. Insurance is filed or grant funding is available for uninsured women age 40 or older. Appointments are required. To schedule a time call 305-9753. A representative from the Knoxville Comprehen-

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David Smith of UT Federal Credit Union (center) meets Gary and Belinda Weaver of Weaver’s Hearing in Franklin Square.

sive Breast Center will also be available to provide information on breast cancer awareness, mammography and other support services. Medic’s Mobile Blood Donation Unit will also be on site. Knox County’s Rural/ Metro fire engine and ambulance will visit 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Smart Toys and Books. Live music and special activities for children, including crafts, will be provided. Complimentary refreshments will be available.

Knoxville Zoo to exhibit live animals The Knoxville Zoo will present an interactive exhibit of live animals, animal artifacts and other information for young children and their parents from 11 a.m. until noon Saturday, Sept. 24, at Smart Toys and Books, 9700 Kingston Pike. At least three live animals will be featured from among a collection of small mammals, amphibians and insects. A variety of animal artifacts such as

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he Christian Academy of Knoxville broke ground Sept. 2 for a new cafeteria building to be constructed between the elementary and middle school buildings. The schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s board of directors has explored the possibility of building a new cafeteria and bringing a food services program to the campus. In April, they voted unanimously to make the cafeteria a reality. CAK families and donors have also demonstrated a commitment to the project. The elementary school Health Council organized a two-week campaign last spring and raised $83,362 toward the cost of the new cafeteria. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The health council sees this building as instrumental in the evolution and progress of the school,â&#x20AC;? said Elementary Health Council member Kelly Mann. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After so much time and effort and energy went into the fundraising campaign, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really excited to see the ground-breaking. I look forward to seeing the progress of the building.â&#x20AC;? Nelson Westover, CAKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s building and grounds manager, has worked with George W. Reagan Construction, Flik Dining and Strategic Equipment and Supply Corporation to bring the plan to life. More details about the construction schedule and the implementation of the food services program will be announced soon. Renovation of the high school cafeteria will be included in the project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On behalf of the board of directors, let me express just how thankful and excited we are to see the construction begin on our new cafeteria,â&#x20AC;? said board president Kevin Cross. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have prayed for this building for years. Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s timing is perfect, and he has now blessed us with this opportunity to build this cafeteria and to provide healthy lunch choices for our students. Through the generous donations of his faithful servants this is becoming a reality.â&#x20AC;?

CAK NOTES High school math lab open

CAK elementary school principal David McFalls, high school principal Donald Snider, superintendent Scott Sandie and middle school principal Debbie Moye break ground for the new cafeteria to be constructed between the elementary and middle schools. Photo submitted

A brand new math lab is open at CAKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high school. The lab is located in room 520 and offers free tutorial services to students taking Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Algebra 3/Trig and Geometry. No appointments are necessary. Hours are Monday, periods 0, 2, 3 and 4; Tuesday, periods 6 and 7; Wednesday, periods 0, 2 and 3; Thursday, periods 0, 6 and 7; Friday, periods 6 and 7. Info: Shelly Collins, scollins@ cakmail.org.

A rendering of the new CAK cafeteria.

Golf phenom shoots for the stars By Shannon Carey Sophia Schubert started playing laying golf when she was just 3 yearss old, thday. one month before her 4th birthday. Her parents bought her a tinyy set of golf clubs, and Sophia fell in love with the game. Now, at 15, Sophia is a sophomore at the Christian he Academy of Knoxville, and she is ranked eighth in the world d in golf for her age group. de Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right, in the worldwide high school class of 2014, Sophia is ranked eighth. Sophia started competitivee golf naat age 6. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s won state tournampiments and gone to world champisee onships. She won the Tennessee high school state tournamentt her opes freshman year at CAK and hopes to repeat the win as a sophomore. more. Sophia loves golf for the best est reason: because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun. To her, er, golf isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a job. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just something hing she enjoys. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just fun,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love playing well. I enjoy it,, and I enjoy visiting beautiful places.â&#x20AC;? Sophia also likes attending CAK, where her favorite subjects are math and science. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I love it here,â&#x20AC;? she said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sso many wonderful programs, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great Christian atmosphere.â&#x20AC;? Sophi golf heroes are Tom WatSophiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son and Nancy Lopez. Sophia had the opportu opportunity to meet and play golf with Lopez through a tournament hosted V by Vince Gill. Playing golf with a we well-known pro was an unforgett table experience for Sophia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was so nervous, but it was a awesome!â&#x20AC;? she said. Sophia plans to go to college, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visited several s schools. She wants to play golf on the collegiate level, and her drea is to go pro one day. dream Fo now, though, sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focusing For on g going to the state tournament and keeping her under par average. This Thi year, she wants the CAK girls to g go to state as a team. â&#x20AC;&#x153; just want to work hard and try â&#x20AC;&#x153;I to w win,â&#x20AC;? she said. S Sophia thanked her coaches. Randy Ran Wiley of Fairways and Greens Gre has been her personal coach coa since Sophia was in the 2nd grade. Shane Wells coaches the CAK girls golf team. For students just starting out in golf, Sophia advises them to take it slow and enjoy the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t wear yourself out, and just have fun!â&#x20AC;?

CAK sophomore Sophia Schubert has been ranked eighth in the world for her age group in golf. Photo submitted

CAK earns top honors at cheer camp CAKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high school cheerleaders competed against teams from across the state at the UCA cheerleading camp on the UT campus this summer. The squad earned several awards, including first place in home cheer routine and first place in home pom routine. Individual members receiving awards were Cassidy Clark, Andersen Estes and Leslie Sizemore, selected by the UCA staff as AllAmericans and invited to participate in the London Parade; and Cassidy Clark and Katie Duncan received the Pin it Forward pin. The team thanked coach Lisa Bowland and assistant coach Orry Clayborne. Pictured are (front) Cassidy Clark, Austin Anderson; (second row) Megan Stallings, Leslie Sizemore, Ashley Bloom, Anderson Estes, Meredity Sterling; (third row) McCall Current, Caroline Statum, Megan Morgan, Jaclynn Estes, Megan Bevil, Tori Goff; (back) Katherine Wilson, Grace Slaughter, Katie Duncan, Abby Krause and Christina Kill. Photo submitted

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parkwest Cardiac Rehab to the rescue after virus damages manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart In the fall of 2010, Ross Gubiotti, a senior projects manager at Scripps Network, knew something was not right with his health, but he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know just how signiďŹ cant his symptoms were. He had been â&#x20AC;&#x153;sort ofâ&#x20AC;? noticing shortness of breath after very little exertion, but on the morning that he was unable to walk a few hundred feet from the Scrippsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; parking lot into the building without stopping multiple times to rest, he acknowledged it was time to consult a doctor. Gubiotti, 62, went to a cardiologist on the Tuesday before Christmas and was admitted for a three-day hospital stay at Parkwest Medical Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were surprised that he was so very sick,â&#x20AC;? said Gubiottiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife, Melinda. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were expecting to entertain a crowd of visitors at the holidays, and that obviously wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t meant to be. So we called up friends and neighbors and divided the food among them.â&#x20AC;? Christmas plans werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only things that changed. Following an echocardiogram, Gubiotti was diagnosed with idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, with an ejection fraction (EF) of 15 percent. (Any number below 35 percent is considered low.) EF is the percentage of blood that is pumped out of the heart during each beat. It is also a measurement used by doctors to see how well your heart is functioning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It turns out that I had congestive heart failure which was caused by a virus,â&#x20AC;? Gubiotti explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of 26 viruses could have caused this. Whichever one it was, was the kind of virus that affects the cardiac muscle and weakens heart function.â&#x20AC;? Congestive heart failure means your heart canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pump enough blood to meet your bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs.

To help recuperate from a heart problem, Ross Gubiotti engaged in a threeday-per week workout regimen at Parkwest Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center which included an hour-long session featuring time on the recumbent bicycle as well as the treadmill, ergo meter, steps, and free weights.

Celebrating the completion of cardiac rehabilitation are: certified nurse case manager Amy Dale RN, exercise physiologist Jon Dalton, Ross Gubiotti and Melinda Gubiotti. Mr. Gubiotti said that the regular exercise has helped tremendously in his overall feeling of well-being.

Additionally, the amount of ďŹ&#x201A;uid which Gubiotti was retaining was amazing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I walked into the hospital weighting 245 pounds, and 72 hours later, I was 25 pounds lighter,â&#x20AC;? he said. A cardiac catheterization showed no evidence of high grade blockages and no valve disease. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A low EF can occur if your heart muscle has been damaged as a result of many things such as heart attack, long-term uncontrolled blood pressure, heart valve problems and heart failure,â&#x20AC;? said Amy Dale RN, a certiďŹ ed nurse case manager (CCM) who worked with Gubiotti at Parkwest Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you have a low EF, you are at a higher risk of having sudden cardiac arrest, which means that your heart has stopped beating and pumping blood. This can occur

bilitation was improving strength and endurance, or his metabolic (Met) level. The Met level is a measurement of workload â&#x20AC;&#x201C; how much energy it takes to do an activity. â&#x20AC;&#x153;During Mr. Gubiottiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst day at Cardiac Rehab, he walked on the treadmill for three minutes at a speed of 2.0 mph,â&#x20AC;? Dale said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;At his 32nd visit, he walked on the treadmill for 10 minutes at a speed of 3.0 and elevation of 4.0, which equals a Met level of 4.95.â&#x20AC;? The kind of heart ailment from which Gubiotti suffers is one that he will likely never live without, but instead learn to live with by incorporating a healthier diet and lifestyle. Melinda Gubiotti said that the biggest change for her husband is adhering to a very low sodium diet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had to learn to cook all over again without salt,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve become extremely conscientious about reading labels. However, we

with no warning and there are no symptoms,â&#x20AC;? Dale said. The good news is that EF can improve. Gubiotti was treated with a medication called Coreg to improve the strength of the heart muscle and another medication called Lisinopril to lower the blood pressure and increase the circulation throughout his body, especially his heart. Gubiotti was also prescribed a â&#x20AC;&#x153;life vestâ&#x20AC;? to wear under his clothing. The vest is more technology than clothing; it monitors an electrocardiogram, and if the heart goes into a rhythm where it is no longer pumping, then a device on the vest delivers a shock which will reprogram the electrical current of the heart. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wore it 24/7 for several months until I no longer needed it,â&#x20AC;? Gubiotti said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I no longer needed it when my EF reached the upper 30s.â&#x20AC;? Part of Gubiottiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cardiac reha-

donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t give up ďŹ&#x201A;avor, we have just learned to season foods differently.â&#x20AC;? Gubiotti pointed out that as a New York City native, he continues to long for â&#x20AC;&#x153;realâ&#x20AC;? pizza. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can still have it, just not as much and not as often,â&#x20AC;? he commented. Another thing Ross Guibiotti misses is travel to his favorite beach in Aruba, where he and Melinda honeymooned and have returned each year since 1993. Making the trek to that Caribbean locale tops his â&#x20AC;&#x153;to-doâ&#x20AC;? list as soon as he receives clearance from his physician. The Gubiottis will be present at the American Heart Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Heart Walk on Sept. 25. Melinda has been instrumental in organizing a team named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Freedom Walkers,â&#x20AC;? and because of Rossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recovery, she will be cheering more loudly than anyone.

Parkwest is walking in the AHA Heart Walk â&#x20AC;&#x201C; You can too! Did you know that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the No. 1 killer of all Americans? Someone dies from CVD every 38 seconds. Heart disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined, and congenital cardiovascular defects are the most common cause of infant death from birth defects. By participating in Heart Walk, Parkwest employees are joining more than a million people in 300+ cities across America in taking a stand against heart disease. The Heart Walk funds raised support projects such as: Putting up-to-the-minute research into doctorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hands so they can better prevent and treat heart disease among patients.

American Heart Association Heart Walk Sunday, Sept. 25, at 3 p.m. Festival Lawn at Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fair Park For more information, visit www.greaterknoxville heartwalk.org

Groundbreaking pediatric heart and stroke research. Approximately 36,000 babies are born with heart defects each year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; research is the key to saving their lives. Getting life-saving information to those who need it most â&#x20AC;&#x201C; information that can save a life â&#x20AC;&#x201C; like how to eat better, how to recognize the warning signs of heart attack and how to talk to a doctor about critical health choices. Registration for the Heart Walk can be done online at www.greaterknoxvilleheartwalk.org. Check-in for the event begins at 2 p.m. with a Fun Run starting at 2:30 p.m. and the walk beginning at 3 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Facts provided by the American Heart Association

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Each year millions of people participate in Heart Walks around the country. Each walker is asked to raise money from friends and family, coworkers and business acquaintances. The money that is raised each year is used to fund research, education and advocacy efforts.

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Fair welcomes senior adults Senior adults gathered at the Tennessee Valley Fair last week and enjoyed a day just for them. Senior Adult Day is an annual event and allows senior adults age 65 and over to enjoy the festivities for free. Mercy Health Partners sponsored the event and ofThelma Ledbetter has her blood pressure checked under the fered a variety of informaPepsi Tent at the Tennessee Valley Fair on Senior Adult Day. tional booths and screening Photos by Ruth White services. Exhibitors included The Heart Institute, the Cancer Center, Home Medical Equipment, Mercy Health and Fitness, Sleep

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Center, Wellness for Women and more. Other activities included the much anticipated Seniors Have Talent competiChristine Scott is welcomed to the fair by Jasper. tion, magician Dave Vaught and live bluegrass music.

Joyce Morris sings “You’re Looking at Country” during the talent competition for senior adults at the fair.

Paula Dickerson sews on a quilt project at the fair. She has been part of the Scrappy Quilters for years and has enjoyed quilting for approximately 30 years. Dickerson fondly remembers being given fabric squares as a child by her mother and the passion for sewing/quilting grew.

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■ Larry Vincent, assistant professor of music, will use the electric guitar during a lecture, “The Music of Revolution,” set for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Clayton Performing Arts Center, 10915 Hardin Valley Road. “Music has impacted society in the United States and in other countries at various times in history,” he says. “What makes music such a powerful tool is that it conveys emotion, brings people together, and can lead to the rejection or affirmation of a political order.” ■ Edward Francisco, English professor and writer-inresidence, will discuss William Shakespeare as “a player,” a male who is skilled at manipulating others, and especially at seducing women by pretending to care about them. Francisco has researched these aspects of the Bard of Avon and will discuss them at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the Goins Building cafeteria annex, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

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Art Gone Wild If you’re looking for a unique date destination this coming weekend, look no farther than the Knoxville Zoo. Known for its adorable, magnificent and often intimidating residents, the zoo turns into something very different on Friday: an art gallery. Art Gone Wild will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, on the zoo grounds. Animals at the zoo will be given a paint brush in one paw and a glob of paint in the other with freedom to use both however they choose. Featured artists will include beavers, meerkats, gorillas, African wild dogs, penguins, otters and lions. All proceeds from Art Gone Wild will help fund the zoo’s enrichment program which provides supplies, including the paint and canvas the animals will be using. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. Tickets are only $30 and are available in advance or at the door. If you’re looking for

Four-month-old shepherd mix Fuchsia is a beautiful work in progress. She is being housetrained and is learning how to walk on a leash. She is available for adoption at YoungWilliams Animal Village, 6400 Kingston Pike. Hours there are noon to 6 p.m. daily. The main center at 3210 Division St. is open to visitors 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. All of the center’s adoptable animals can also be seen at www.knoxpets.org. Info: 215-6599.

Norman joins UT Medical Center Neurosurgeon Dr. Joel Norman recently joined The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Norman, who joins the Neurological Surgery practice of Dr. William Reid at the medical center, is a board eligible neurosurgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine and brain surgery. “We are fortunate to have someone of Dr. Norman’s caliber join us at UT Medical Center, “said Ann Giffi n, vice president of the Brain and Spine Institute at UT Medical Center. “His skills and expertise will allow us to further expand our Minimally Invasive Spine Center programs for our patients in East Tennessee.”

The New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery encourages area citizens to step up and participate in the “Walk from Obesity” event on SatSara urday, Sept. 24, at Farragut’s Barrett McFee Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the walk begins at 10. All registrants will receive a T-shirt, and the first 100 arrivals will receive a goody bag. something interesting to “The Walk from Obesity do and you need some new raises much-needed funding and funky art for your for education and research walls, Art Gone Wild is the efforts into obesity and replace to be. Make a differ- lated illnesses as well as obeence in the life of an ani- sity prevention and treatmal, and find something ment,” said Dr. Stephen G. cool for your home in the Boyce, bariatric surgeon and process. director of the New Life CenFolks attending must be ter for Bariatric Surgery. 21 or older and identifica“Obesity is one of the most tion will be checked upon important public health entry. Info: 637-5331. problems today,” said New

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■ Free prostate screening will be held by The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Cancer Institute throughout September at different locations across East Tennessee. Appointments are required. Info: 605-6970 or 1-877-UT-Cares.

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