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By Suzanne Foree Neal

A team of Farragut Middle School seventh- and eighth-graders is preparing to bring home the biggest championship of all as 2017 National Science Bowl champs. They already have the East Tennessee Regional under their belts and are ready for the main round April 27-May 1 in Washington, D.C., where they will represent Tennessee. The U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl for middle and high school students is a nationwide academic competition testing students’ knowledge of science and math. The team of Alice Tang, Rena Liu, Aiden Cantu, Alex Tan an Owen Cianciolo is studying hard to prepare. Where science is concerned, many come by their expertise because their parents work in scientific fields in Oak Ridge. Alice, Rena, Alex and Owen share thoughts about science; Aiden was unavailable. “Science is probably the one subject area that humans can expand on the most,” says Rena. “The competition inspires future scientists.” She likes the camaraderie of being a team member. “We’re all under the same pressure and that builds trust and friendship,” says the seventh-grader, who hopes to keep competing in bowls. Alice says she loves science because it inspires her. “I like to explore and my parents encouraged me to get into science.” Hers are both in scientific fields.

By Scott Frith Gov. Bill Haslam has announced a wide-ranging tax proposal that would add 7 cents per gallon on gasoline and 12 cents per gallon on diesel fuel. As part of the governor’s plan, the sales tax on groceries would be lowered by one-half a perScott Frith cent (a 50-cent decrease on a $100 grocery bill) and the Hall income tax decreased. Most would agree that Tennessee’s bridges need work. Although our state ranks near the top of states in highway quality, we lie near the bottom in bridge health. In fact, one study by TRIP, a transportation research and lobbying firm, found that 19 percent of Tennessee’s bridges are “structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.” Supporters of the gas tax increase say that new revenue is needed to repair bridges and fund a backlog of state road projects. Also, they argue it’s only fair that drivers (who use the roads) pay for road improvements. That’s the problem. A gas tax isn’t fair at all. Gas taxes are among the most regressive forms of taxation. Whether you’re a millionaire, a senior on a fixed income, or a family barely getting by every month, a gas tax increase will cost you more money. If you’re rich (or comfortably middle class), you probably won’t notice any increase. However, if your family is worried about the cash for your next fill-up at the gas station, any tax increase hits hard in the pocketbook. Tax increases are always politically problematic, but a gas tax increase is even more treacherous. Has the Haslam administration not considered the optics of a billionaire governor (who happens to own a fuel center empire) increasing taxes on the poorest Tennesseans to pay for better roads? Even worse, Haslam’s plan decreases the Hall income tax, a tax on interest from bonds and dividends from stocks, which would inevitably benefit rich Tennesseans. The campaign attack ads against these folks write themselves. Of course, it’s important to remember that Gov. Haslam’s

The Farragut Middle School Science Bowl team of Alice Tang, Rena Liu, Aiden Cantu, Alex Tan and Owen Cianciolo will represent Tennessee in April at the 2017 National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. Photo submitted Team captain Owen, an eighthgrader, brings experience since he was on the team last year. “I definitely had the responsibility of carrying the team but it wasn’t a problem,” he says. “All the members did really well.” There’s a lot of study involved, and he prepared by having his father drill him on

study questions provided by the bowl. “It’s just so interesting how everything revolves around science and it’s always fun to learn.” It was “peer pressure” that got Alex interested in the competition. “All my friends did it and it was better to stay after school and do that than have to ride the bus

■■ BUILDING PERMITS UP: The town of Farragut issued 1,049 building permits in 2016, the highest number since it was founded. In comparison, the town issued 810 building permits in 2015 and 764 in 2014. Permits are issued for commercial and residential construction as well as remodeling, gas/mechanical/plumbing, swimming pool and deck projects. The 2016 projects have an estimated construction value of $69,811,470. ■■ FOOD TRUCKS DISCUSSED: A committee will meet 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Farragut Town Hall board room to discuss

By Sandra Clark Madeline Rogero’s degree in urban and regional planning is very handy as she starts her sixth year as Knoxville’s mayor. When she spoke at North Knox Rotary the other day, she listed several plans. Parks and greenways? Plan. Public safety? Plan. South Knoxville? Plan. She’s the perfect extender of former Mayor Bill Haslam’s plans; but, of course, as director of community development for Haslam, she helped write them. “We started at the core and are moving out,” she says. Credit Haslam with the revitalization of downtown Knoxville. Rogero is re-creating the major corridors to benefit businesses and neighborhoods around them: Chapman Highway, Magnolia Avenue, North Broadway and Cumberland Avenue.

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food trucks and mobile vending options in the town of Farragut ■■ TOURING THEATRE: The Farragut Museum Committee and Farragut Arts Council will host a performance by Bright Star Touring Theatre in honor of Black History Month, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, Farragut Town Hall. “Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History” will feature work songs and hymns of the Underground Railroad and the blues of Beale Street. The performance is free and is suitable for grade 3 through adult. A reception and museum tours will be held at 1 p.m.

The theme for this year’s Black History Month celebration is “Creative Knowledge through Drama and Art.” Info: museum or 966-7057. ■■ COMMUNITY GRANTS: The town of Farragut is accepting applications for community grants for fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018). Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, March 31. Information including eligibility requirements can be found at Info: jhatmaker@ ■■ FINE ARTS SHOW: The Farragut

“We leverage public funds to draw private development,” she says. “I have three more years – 1,060 days or so – to maximize accomplishments. “We’ve got a plan for connecting greenways; we’ve developed the Urban Wilderness and the outstanding Lakeshore Park.” Not mentioned but important, Rogero hired engineers to fix the problems at Fountain City Lake. She joked that Knoxville has so many breweries that we might be called “the ale trail,” and she was back in Fountain City last week to announce a $6.4 million federal grant to improve traffic flow. She spoke at a windy bus stop. The plan, she said, is to install smart, interconnected traffic control signals on Broadway, Chapman Highway and Kingston Pike. The system will analyze where cars are backing up and make sec-

Arts Council is sponsoring a juried Open Fine Arts Show on display Feb. 15-18, at Farragut Town Hall. Winners will be announced at the artists reception, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. The public is invited to attend the show 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Info: openartshow or 218-3372. ■■ MIDDLE SCHOOL ART: The town of Farragut and Farragut Arts Council will sponsor the 2017 Farragut Middle School Juried Art Show at

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News from Christian Academy of Knoxville

Spirit of Praise Ensemble attends presidential inauguration By Kelly Norrell The gifts of music at CAK recently reached to Washington, D.C.! When the school’s Spirit of Praise Ensemble visited the nation’s capital Jan. 18-21, students attended the inauguration of 45th President Donald Trump and participated in a musical competition at George Mason University. “Seeing politicians I have read about and former presidents was surreal,” said senior Olivia Williams, 17. But a visit to the Armed Forces Retirement Home, whose residents are all elderly veterans of the U.S. Armed Services, may have moved the students most, said music director Amy Brock. “When we got on the bus afterward, all of them said, ‘This was my favorite thing we’ve done in ensemble.’ To get to know veterans, and to hear stories and make relationships with them, was really special.” Brock planned the travel itinerary last March, with an eye to combining music and history. The 18-member ensemble, “the cream of the crop” of the talented CAK vocal department, travels to performances and attends adjudications. Timing the trip around the inauguration, Brock also contacted the U.S. Armed Services Home and asked if the ensemble could perform. “To sing for veterans gives a history opportunity and a musical opportunity I couldn’t pass up,” she said. Wearing tuxedos and long dresses, Spirit of Praise delivered a stellar, 40-minute performance for the residents that included the best of their repertoire. The veterans resonated to all the songs, including “I’ll Fly Away,” which inspired one resident to join in. Other pieces included “Ride On, King Jesus” by Moses Hogan, “Be Still” by Mary McDonald, “With a Thousand Alleluias” by Benjamin Harlan, and “The Lord Bless You and Keep You,” the ensemble’s signature closing song. When the choir sang the national anthem, the men all responded. “They all stood and saluted, and some struggled to stand,” said CAK junior Lily Gray, 16. When the program was over, the students stayed for about an hour and

CAK music director Amy Brock and the Spirit of Praise Ensemble attended the presidential inauguration and performed at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. Photo submitted

Music director Amy Brock helps students build their individual music skills and develop techniques of working in a choir.

Sophomore Ryan Cross, 15, getting to know a resident of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C.

a half, getting to know the residents. Students said trips like this are but one of many powerful benefits of participating in CAK music and the ensemble. “I think it is a family mentality among us. We have a lot of great friendships with one another and our teacher, who is like a surrogate mother,” said Nathaniel Calloway, 17, a sophomore. Junior Pat Meschendorf, 17, likes

that the ensemble has a student piano accompanist – junior Elise DeNicola, 17, who travels with the ensemble and sometimes sings also. Senior Riley Poe, 17, said being at a Christian school aids study of sacred music. “Because we are free to discuss religion and sacred music, we are able to bring genuine musicality to the pieces. Jesus is really important to all of us, so making music to him and through him is very special.”

The ensemble practices in the music room at CAK. Photos by Kelly Norrell

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Go! Contemporary Dance Works presents an unusual pirate story

Dancer Addison Harper, who stars as Anne Bonny in “The Barbarosa.” Photo by Lisa Hall McKee

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We all love a good pirate story, but how many female pirates can you name? Now’s your chance to learn about one when Go! Contemporary Dance Works presents “The Barbarosa … the Full Story of the Legendary Pirate Anne Bonny.” Born Anne McCormac toward the end of the 17th century in County Cork, Ireland, Bonny was the illegitimate daughter of lawyer William McCormac and his servant, Mary Brennan. She came to Charleston, S.C., with her family when her father’s attempts to outrun his adulterous scandal failed in his homeland. Known for her red hair, fiery temper and rumored childhood acts of violence,

let with more avant-garde forms, has framed Bonny’s story in dance and spectacle. Choreographed by Carol Z. Leah Pinder, there are Shane playful scenes of Bonny as a young girl as well as nightmarish dream sequences and plenty of good old Bonny married small-time shipboard swordplay. “We pirate James Bonny as a balanced the dark with the young teen. The couple light,” says McKee, “but we headed for Nassau in the didn’t get so artsy that we Bahamas, where she even- skipped what people want tually left Bonny to marry to see.” Harper Addison, a John “Calico Jack” Rack- recent San Francisco transham, captain of the pirate plant who stars as Bonny, ship Revenge. Thus began agrees. “There are lots of her notorious career as a good fights!” real life pirate of the CaribAddison is enjoying her bean. first production in her new Go! artistic director Lisa hometown, and McKee apHall McKee, who creates preciates the fact that the cutting-edge productions dancer has “grit” as well combining classical bal- as playfulness. Plus, “she’s

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on Saturday, March 4, from 7-9 p.m. at the Farragut High School Commons. Fathers and daughters of all ages – as well as all family members – are invited. Tickets are $20 for a couple and $30 for a family in advance and $25 per couple and $35 per family at the door. Extra tickets for individuals are also available for $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Event proceeds will benefit the Kiwanis Fresh

The art will be on display Ridge but I don’t remember what.” during regular Town A second-place FMS team Hall business hours Feb. won’t compete in D.C. 20-March 2. Awards will Those students are Bennett be given for best in show Ogle, Jeffrey Cheng, Vivian and first, second and third Wang, Christian Graves and Calplaces during a reception vin Schaerer. Twenty teams com5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28. peted for state honors. Many from Info: 966-7057. this team hope to be selected to ■■ FATHER/DAUGHTER try again next year. Team sponDANCE: The town of Farsors are Kathy Browning, Rachel ragut and Kiwanis Club of McGinty-Brown and Mary Sue Farragut will host the 12th Pruitt. annual “Shamrock Ball – A Father-Daughter Dance”

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Air Camp. ■■ FASHION SHOW: The Farragut Museum, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, has opened the special exhibit “Fashionably Late.” The exhibit features a variety of clothing and accessories that are in the Farragut Museum Collection and two items on loan from Farragut Museum committee members. Info: townoffarragut. org/museum or 966-7057. ■■ AARP Driver Safety class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 4, Farragut Presbyterian Church, 209 Jamestowne Blvd. Info/ registration: Paul Johnson, 675-0694.

(and friends of the governor) might not be ■■ AARP Driver Safety class, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, March 10, enough to ensure their re-election. Farragut Town Hall. Info/regisBut politics aside, it just isn’t right to tration: 966-7057. fund road improvements on the backs of the poorest Tennesseans while also reduc- ■■ Farragut Gun Club. Info: Liston Matthews, 316-6486. ing the Hall income tax, which benefits the wealthiest. Here’s hoping state leaders re- ■■ Farragut Rotary Club. Info: ject this gas tax increase and find another way to improve Tennessee’s bridges and roadways. Say no to a gas tax increase. It doesn’t make “cents.”

gas tax plan is only a proposal. There’s no guarantee it will ever see the light of day in Nashville. (Remember, Haslam proposed Insure Tennessee and that plan went nowhere.) Expect a lot of alternative proposals to emerge in the coming weeks. Here’s the bottom line. Few Republican legislators fear a Democratic opponent. However, any Republican voting for a gas tax increase should worry about an anti-tax Republican primary opponent in the 2018 elections. Voting for a gas tax increase puts a bull’s-eye on every tax-hiking legislator. Campaign donations from road builders

awfully good at slinging swords around! “Our mission is to bring people to see dance who wouldn’t normally come,” says McKee. “The Barbarosa” is the perfect chance to introduce yourself or your kids to the art. “It’s big, it’s huge, it’s grand. There are ropes, nets, lots of aerial action. It’s a very strong contemporary piece.” Go! Contemporary Dance Works’ production of “The Barbarosa … the Full Story of the Legendary Pirate Anne Bonny” will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St. in Knoxville. Tickets/info: 865-539-2475 or visit gocontemporary

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The groundhog may have seen his shadow Feb. 2 but don’t tell that to this clump of daffodils in full bloom outside Farragut Middle School on Feb. 1. The perky reminder that spring is near appears to have trumped the groundhog’s prediction of six more weeks of winter. Photo by Suzanne Foree Neal

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Aaron Staple, Knoxville’s gospel pianist By Carol Z. Shane

Teens at the 2016 Mitzvah Day packed backpacks for Syrian refugees. This year they will join teens at the Muslim Community of Knoxville in a project. Photo submitted

‘Mitzvah Day’ to marshal good works By Kelly Norrell

The Knoxville Jewish Alliance will host a community-wide Mitzvah Day on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center, 6800 Deane Hill Drive. In the Jewish tradition, a mitzvah is literally a “commandment” to perform good deeds and not just talk about being good. This day of uniting volunteers of all ages to serve Knoxville has been a yearly event since 2007, said Deborah Oleshansky, KJA director. She said events will begin with a 9:30 a.m. ceremony and performance by the Pond Gap University Assisted Community School


Choir. Other events will include a session led by Liz Parmalee, volunteer manager of Bridge Refugee Services, a tree-planting ceremony celebrating the Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish birthday of trees, and gardening and drama projects with the staff and children of Pond Gap Elementary. Projects for children and teens will include the chance to help others around Knoxville. K-1 children will make and take thank-you gifts to area firefighters. Second- and third-graders will visit Horse Haven. Sixthand seventh-graders will visit the Raintree Assisted Living Center. High school students will join Muslim Community

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of Knoxville teens in a Hungry Hearts activity, in which they make sandwiches for homeless people. Some children will work at AJCC with Pond Gap staff and students. A MEDIC unit will be on site for anyone who wants to donate blood or get a cheek swab for a bone marrow registry. KJA will also accept donations of nonperishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank, gardening supplies for community school gardens, school supplies for Sevier County school children, and toiletries for homeless shelters. Info: Call 690-6343 or email

and St. Mark UMC will perform. Info: Tennessee Interfaith Power & Light, ■■ Solway UMC, 3300 Guinn Road, hosts a women’s Bible study 10 a.m. each Thursday. The group is led by Cindy Day. Info: 661-1178.

If you’ve been to any Black History Month events recently, you may have run across an elegant gentleman sitting at the piano, capably providing backup for the MLK Celebration Choir. His name is Aaron Staple Aaron Staple, and everyone from choristers to symphony conductors is familiar with the deft gospel style with which he’s been gracing our area for 54 years and counting. Originally from Detroit, Staple discovered music early on and was given piano lessons, moonlighting on the violin in the school orchestra. “I was fortunate to go to an integrated high school,” he says. He credits his choir director, Otto Brown, with giving him much encouragement “from the very beginning, as a freshman. He gave me many opportunities to play. I learned a great deal from him.” Later on, studying with Dr. Charles E. Coleman at Northwest High School, he remembers passing by Hitsville U.S.A., the original headquarters of Motown, on the way to his piano lesson. Then there was his church, Warren Avenue Baptist. Staple developed his own gospel style by watching other pianists and saying, “show me how you do that.” When the Rev. R.E. James of Knoxville’s Mount Zion Baptist Church visited, he urged the young musician to come south and “play organ at gospel nights.” Staple arrived here in 1963, just as a job was also opening up at Tabernacle Baptist. He had planned to major in

music at Knoxville College but was told he would have to give up his gospel piano to study the more traditional classical format. “So I had to make a choice,” he says. Happily for hundreds of schoolkids, he opted for a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and later, at UT, a master’s in educational administration and supervision. He went on to spend 36 years teaching elementary school science in the Knox County system, winning multiple awards – all the while also fulfilling his duties as music director at Tabernacle. His wife, Joyce, who died in 1998, taught at Halls High School. In 1996, the MLK Celebration Choir was formed by the Rev. Harold Middlebrook, and Staple came on board. In 2001 he began teaching piano at Knoxville College, filling the position of the same professor who had told him he couldn’t major in music. “That’s God,” he laughs, noting the irony. He was there until 2015, when the school closed. Daughter Audrey Wrushen inherited the musical gene; she’s a well-known local singer and music director, often performing with her pianist husband, Xzavian. And little Rosita came along last spring to make Staple a happy grandfather. Now honorary music director at Tabernacle, he downsized to a smaller church, Absolute Word, in 2016. Mostly retired, he’s looking forward to playing with Rosita and doing some gardening. “I’ve tried tomatoes, but didn’t have much luck. I have a flower garden, and I’ll be trying my hand at that again in spring.” He chuckles softly. “For the last couple of springs, I’ve let it go. And you know how that is!”

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Norma Kelley: faithful to Emerald Avenue UMC for 56 years

Interior castles Now these are their dwelling places throughout their castles in their coasts. … (1 Chronicles 6:54 KJV) It was St. Teresa of Avila who coined the phrase “interior castles.” She was a nun who lived in Avila, Spain. Amid the castles of Spain, St. Teresa built her own mental castles: Her prayers, thoughts, beliefs, convictions were formed, shaped, and honed by that place and by her intellect and her faith. Her most famous writing, Nada Te Turbe (Let Nothing Disturb You), was a prayer found in her breviary, written in her own hand in 1577 and published in 1588. I am intrigued by that phrase. Now I have never been one to go ballistic, to saddle up and ride off in all directions, but I freely admit that some things do disturb me! (I will refrain from listing them here, because a) why should I burden you with my complaints, and b) I am sure you have your own.) There are some battles I am willing to fight, but there are a great many smaller squabbles in

By Carol Z. Shane On any given Sunday at Emerald Avenue United Methodist Church, you’re likely to spot Norma Kelley lighting up the sanctuary with her lovely warm smile. Kelley has been a member of the historic church since 1960, and in her North Knoxville home she holds a treasure trove of church and neighborhood history. “I was born just behind Home Federal Bank, on the last block of Atlantic Avenue,” she says. “We moved around, but I’ve always lived in North Knoxville.” She was a regular, active member of Oakwood Baptist Church for years, but in college she met a handsome Methodist – a schoolteacher named Paul Kelley. “I had always thought God had called me to marry a Baptist preacher,” says Norma. “But God didn’t call the preacher! So when I married Paul and came on over to Emerald, I said, ‘I’ll just be a missionary to the Methodists!’” Her eyes dance when she talks about her husband, with whom she raised two sons, each now practicing law. He died in 2012, but she speaks of their first meeting, which came about when

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which I am willing to follow what I think of as my troika: “Let it go; give it up; and set it free!” Or as a friend of mine was fond of saying: “Whatever.” But it is the “interior castles” that I keep thinking about. There are some folks who have never had an unspoken thought. Whatever is on their mind falls right out of their mouth like a gumball out of a machine. There are thoughts that bear reconsidering. There are others that should be locked up in some interior castle, never to be thought again, much less spoken. There are some thoughts that are so precious and dear that they must be spoken, as a gift to the world!

The Rev. Thomas Seay of Emerald Avenue United Methodist Church with Norma Kelley, a member since 1960. Photo by Carol Z. Shane

she and a girlfriend were sent to observe his class at Christenberry Elementary, as if it happened yesterday. “He was very good-looking. We both noticed.” Norma earned her degree in education and became a schoolteacher herself at Christenberry and later Whittle Springs Junior High. “I loved the classroom,” she says. As for Paul, she noticed that “he was always doing something in the neighborhood, or at the church with the Boy Scouts.

On our first date, he called to say he’d be late because he was out collecting for the Heart Fund.” When the two began to talk of marriage, Norma says, “I knew we were both going to be busy, busy, busy!” The couple gave much time and talent to their church, taking part in lay witness missions, food pantry and Wesley House support and other endeavors. Norma was active with the Women’s Society of Christian Service, which later

Book sale planned for Unitarian Universalist Church By Kelly Norrell Want a great deal on books, puzzles and DVDs? Visit the Annual Alliance Book Sale at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 8 am.-2 p.m. The event will be in the church Fellowship Hall. Hardback books are $2,

said organizer Faye Joyce. For only $1 you can buy paperbacks, CDs, puzzles and vinyl records. The selection is good too. “We usually have old books as well as today’s best-sellers,” Joyce said. And you can’t beat the ambience. The Greater Knoxville Recorder Society will provide live Renais-

sance music 11-1. Surprises may be the best part. “A special find for someone in the past was a complete set of Monty Python movies, and they sold for one or two dollars each,” said coordinator Dan Bing. “There also have been some impressive coffee table volumes such as ‘Prehistoric Life,’ ‘5000 Years of Tex-


tiles,’ and a volume of Ansel Adams’ photographs.” The book sale is the sole fundraising project of the TVUUC Alliance. All proceeds go to the church, which has spent funds in the past on hand railings in the parking lot, a commercial dishwasher in the kitchen; trees for the Memorial

Garden, and a bathroom to serve guests from Family Promise. Admission is free. Questions can be directed to Faye Joyce at joyce_faye@ or Dan Bing at Info: TVUUC, 2931 Kingston Pike, (865) 5234176

became United Methodist Women, and has supported the Emerald Youth Foundation (EYF) since its inception as a summer outreach program in the late 1980s. She raves about EYF. “They are so good! Our church is trying to reach out to a community that has changed from the way it was since the church was built.” She remembers her young sons meeting AfricanAmerican boys for the first time and forming friendships. And she and Paul offered accommodations in their home to a visiting black family for the express purpose of being better acquainted. “I have loved the openness of our congregation,” she says. Paul had started a written history of Emerald UMC years ago. “I’ve taken that over.” She hopes to get all of her knowledge of the church down on paper one day. Of her denominational switch years ago, she admits, “It was a change. But they were most welcoming, and they put me right to work!” And of her age, 83, she says, “I don’t mind telling people that. I’m proud of it. And I’m just glad to have made it this far!”

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The First Pet By Kip Oswald Welcome back, friends, to my series of articles on White House pets, or “First Pets” as I am calling them. I had to take a social studies test last week in Kip class about our constitution and how laws are passed. I made 100 on the test, but I really wanted to add a question about how presidents can grant pardons. You see, one of the most famous pets was a turkey that was given to President Abraham Lincoln for the family to feast on at Christmas in 1863. Tad, the president’s 8-year-old son, named the turkey Jack, and played with him on the White House lawn. So when Tad found out the turkey was to be Christmas dinner, he begged his dad to save him. President Lincoln interrupted a cabinet meeting and issued a presidential “stay of execution” for the turkey who then became the family pet! It is now tradition for the president to issue a pardon for a turkey each Thanksgiving. Jack was not the only pet that avoided being eaten as a White House meal!

Rebecca, a raccoon, was the favorite pet of Calvin Coolidge, our 30th president. The Mississippi town of Peru sent this raccoon to the White House for Thanksgiving dinner in 1926. The Coolidge family found her to be friendly and playful, so they decided to keep her as a pet instead. They built her a special house, and the president was known to walk around with Rebecca draped around his neck, while his wife carried her in her arms like a cat. Once, when the White House was being remodeled, the president even sent a limousine to pick up the raccoon so she wouldn’t be lonely. Now both these families had other pets as well. The Lincolns had normal pets besides Jack the turkey, like dogs and horses, but they also had two goats they called Nany and Nanko. Tad was allowed to let them sleep with him in his bed and run through the White House. (I am going to write more on Tad in my First Kids articles). The Coolidges had dogs and cats but many odd pets, like lion cubs, a pygmy hippo, and Smoky, the bobcat, who was the largest bobcat ever captured in Tennessee. All the wild animals were donated to the zoo . More First Pets next week. Send comments to

LIBRARY NOTES ■■ Saturday Stories and Songs: David Blivens, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, Cedar Bluff Branch Library, 9045 Cross Park Drive. Info: 470-7033. ■■ New Play Readings: “When Blackbirds Sing,” 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 18, Bearden

Branch Library, 100 Golfclub Road. Presented by the Tennessee Stage Company. Info: 588-8813. ■■ New Play Readings: “Okra,” 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, Farragut Branch Library, 417 N. Campbell Station Road. Presented by the Tennessee Stage Company. Info: 777-1750.

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• Silent Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, Roll Call • Approval of Agenda • Mayor’s Report • Citizens Forum • Approval of Minutes - January 26, 2017 • Business Items - Approval of Mid-Year Appointments to the Economic Development Committee and the Board of Zoning Appeals - Approval of Communications Equipment License Agreement with Zayo Group, LLC • Ordinances - Public Hearing and Second Reading Ordinance 17-01, an Ordinance to amend the text of the Municipal Code of the Town of Farragut, Tennessee, by amending Title 8, Alcoholic Beverages, Chapter 1, Intoxicating Liquors, Section 8-101, Definitions and 8-102, Alcoholic Beverage Regulations; Chapter 2, Beer, Section 8-206(5), Definitions and Section 8-218 (4)(a) & (e), to amend the maximum square footage for Class 4 on-premise tavern permit. (The Casual Pint, Applicant) - First Reading Ordinance 16-27, an ordinance to amend the Farragut Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 4., Section XX., Parking and Loading., to provide for new requirements • Town Administrator’s Report • Town Attorney’s Report 11408 MUNICIPAL CENTER DRIVE | FARRAGUT, TN 37934 865.966.7057 | WWW.TOWNOFFARRAGUT.ORG It is the policy of the Town of Farragut not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Public Law 93-112 and 101-336 in its hiring, employment practices and programs. To request accommodations due to disabilities, please call 865-966-7057 in advance of the meeting. KN-1473650

Farragut Shopper news • February 8, 2017 • A-7 St. John Neumann sixthgrader Abbey Arnold answers questions from science fair judges about her project “Fish Vision.” She found her inspiration swimming right in front of her eyes. Abbey used her pet angel fish to see how they would react if their environment was changed. Photos by Suzanne Foree Neal

Science fair judges Peter Shankles and Ben Mohr questioned Ryan Theobald about his project, which delved into why Major League Baseball players use wooden bats instead of aluminum. Ryan won an honorable mention in the school’s sixth-grade science fair.

Science fair brings out student creativity By Suzanne Foree Neal Budding sixth-grade scientists at St. John Neumann Catholic School made it tough for judges to sort through the projects to compile a list of winners during the recent science fair at the school. Middle school science teacher Brett Shaffer sets goals beyond what is expected for a student to make it to regional judging in the spring for The Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Tennessee. “This year’s students were a creative bunch,” he says. “Best of Show” winner was Adriana Zablah with “Why Eating With Your Eyes Can Bump You Up a Shirt Size.” Explains Adriana, “I wondered if something as simple as plate size

and container shape would make people eat more.” She found when food is served on smaller plates or in taller shaped containers it appears there’s more to eat so people actually eat less. Ryan Theobald’s project was to determine why major league baseball players use wooden bats over aluminum. “They use wood for safety,” he told judges Peter Shankles and Ben Mohr. “Aluminum bats generate more bat speed and defensive players could get hurt.” Abbey Arnold didn’t look any further than her angel fish for her project. “I wanted to see if I changed their environment would it throw off their balance,” she says. She lined the outside of the tank with vertical alternating strips of black and or-

ange paper. “You can make a fish disoriented and kind of dizzy but they’re always going to swim upright.” AnnMarie Shipp demonstrated her electromagnetism project to her father, Paul, during family night. She tested the effect of iron and steel on batteries. Iron worked best. She “somewhat likes science” if she doesn’t have to do projects. “That stresses me out,” she laughs. The good part, “We get to dissect things, do experiments and play with sharp objects.” That last one drew a big laugh from her father. Franciska Pawlak and her children, Karla and Robert, stopped to view one project simply because of the title: “I Used to Hate Algae…But It Has Really Grown on Me.” Best of Show winners:

Adriana Zablah, first; Audrey Weaver, second; Dmitri Kalinin, third. First tier winners: Adriana Zablah, Audrey Weaver, Dmitri Kalinin and Abbey Arnold. Second tier winners: Robert Pawlak, Ellen Falrey, Mason Burkhart and Tina Fanelli. Third tier winners: Reagan Cozart, Aiden Clark, Kate Pettinger and Eliza Noell. All are eligible to compete at UT in April.

AnnMarie Shipp shows off her project to her father, Paul Shipp, at St. John Neumann’s sixth-grade science fair. She did a study in electromagnetism comparing how iron and steel affect the strength of batteries.

2 p.m. Sunday, February 12th Farragut Town Hall • 11408 Municipal Center Drive Featuring the work songs of slavery, the hymns of the Underground Railroad, the blues of Beale Street and other important music, this production tells the stories behind the famous songs and styles. A free reception and Farragut Museum tours begin at 1:00 p.m. The show is suitable for grade three through adult.

“Best of Show” winner was Adriana Zablah for her project “Why Eating With Your Eyes Can Bump You Up a Shirt Size.” She found size does matter when it comes to plates and containers. People consume less when eating off smaller plates or taller shaped containers.

The Museum will highlight Black History Month with special displays in the Town Hall Rotunda from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the week of February 6. For more information: The Town of Farragut: Live Closer. Go Further


Webb’s Ryan Lee to Columbia University Webb School of Knoxville’s Ryan Lee has committed to row at Columbia University. Webb hosted a recognition ceremony for Lee on Jan. 31 in Webb’s Lee Athletic Center. Attending were Ryan Lee with his parents Dan and Krista Lee, his grandparents Sylvia and Larry Belt, his sister Anna Beth, Webb Upper School Head Matt Macdonald, assistant Atomic Rowing coach Evelyn Radford and Webb School president Michael McBrien.


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Boys & Girls Club shoots for a cure The Boys & Girls Club sports camp program hosts a free throw contest called Shoot for the Cure each year to help raise money for breast cancer research. This year the group raised close to $1,750 for the cause. The shootout features players in the individual event from the coed instructional league and the training league and the Family Feud event featuring a parent/child team from both leagues. Coed instructional league

finalist was Mayne DeVault, and the champion was Daniel Unthank, who hit 20/20 free throws; training league finalist was Devin Jones and the champion was Shepard Strange. In the Family Feud, coed instructional league finalists were Nathan Jackson and Brett Jackson and the champions were Mayne DeVault and Randy DeVault. Training league Family Feud finalists were Jack Felton and John Felton and champions were Pierce Stiltner and Randy Stiltner.

FREE GARDENING CLASSES UPCOMING Knox County Extension Master Gardeners will present the following free gardening classes. ■■ “So You Want to Grow Organic: How to Get Started,” 1-2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, Davis Family YMCA, 12133 S. Northshore Drive. Presented by Master Gardeners Barbra Bunting and Joe Pardue. Info: 777-9622. ■■ “ABCs of Blueberries,” 1-2 p.m. Monday, March 20, Davis Family YMCA, 12133 S. Northshore Drive. Presented by Master Gardener Marsha Lehman. Info: 777-9622.

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Mary Utopia Rothrock: Innovative librarian Books are a way up and a way out. – Michael Dirda, senior editor, Book World, The Washington Post, 2001

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How true! Books really are a way up and a way out. Mary U. Rothrock (18901976) proved that axiom during her 24 years as head librarian at the Lawson McGhee Library and during her 14 years with the Tennessee Valley Authority Library. When she was supervisor of library services at TVA (1934-1948), she instituted an innovative system for providing “do-it-yourself” guides and other books to employees and their families at the various construction sites. Often boxes of books would arrive along with boxes of tools at remote locations throughout the valley. She knew that books promoted enhanced job skills and provided pleasure and she wanted ambitious workers to have access to them. TVA was Appalachia’s “Marshall Plan,” and its network of dams gave impetus to the area’s emergence from the Great Depression (1929-1940) and made Alcoa and Oak Ridge and other developments possible. Rothrock’s initiatives assisted the recovery and evolved into systems that enabled rural areas in several south-

eastern states to provide library service. Later, her innovations earned her the prestigious Lippincott Award and her “rare vision and intelligence” were cited during its presentation. Mary Utopia Rothrock was born on Sept. 19, 1890, in the hamlet of Trenton (pop. 1,293) in Gibson County in northwest Tennessee. She was the youngest of five children of Rev. John Thomas Rothrock, a Presbyterian minister, and Utopia Ada (Herron) Rothrock. Pvt. J.T. Rothrock had survived the Civil War as a member of Gen. Nathan B. Forrest’s brigade in Holman’s 11th Tennessee Cavalry. After completing grade school and college preparatory school, Mary matriculated at Vanderbilt University and attained her B.S. in 1911 and her M.S. in 1912. She then attended the New York State Library School in Albany and received her B.S. in Library Science in 1914. After graduation she became head of the Circulation Department of the Cossitt Public Library in Memphis.

Knoxville Public Library on Market at Commerce (1917-1971). Its design by Grant Miller of Chicago’s Patton and Miller architectural firm had “horizontality” features like the Sullivan-Wright Prairie-Style. Many felt it was an outstanding example of the best in architecture. In 1916, longtime Library Trustee Calvin M. McClung (1855-1919) was designated by the board of Lawson McGhee Library to look for a new head librarian for the new free public library. The old subscription library had just been reborn as a taxsupported public library. Most of the existing funds of the older library were used in the construction of the new public library building. When McClung visited Memphis in 1916 to begin his search, he was immediately impressed by “(a) little red headed librarian,” Mary U. Rothrock, and offered her the job. She worked with McClung and his wife, Barbara Adair McClung, on both library and local history projects until his death in 1919.

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When C.M. McClung died, she encouraged his widow to donate his personal library of some 4,000 volumes of books and numerous historical papers. That collection became the centerpiece of today’s McClung Historical Collection, the most comprehensive source for East Tennessee history to be found anywhere. Upon her arrival in Knoxville, Rothrock immediately became involved in the planning for the move to the new library at Market and Commerce (Summit Hill). The design was by Grant Miller of the prestigious Chicago firm of Patton and Miller Architects who utilized the so-called Chicago Style with elements of “horizontality” typical of Louis Sullivan’s and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Style. Miller would later design several buildings for the University of Tennessee, including Ayers Hall. The building was occupied in January 1917 and remained Knoxville’s Main Library until 1971, when the current building at Church and Walnut was built. The old library had become a victim of the extensive re-

design of streets on Summit Hill and was so venerated that protest about its overnight destruction led to the founding of Knox Heritage. (That old library holds fond memories for the author as it was there that the then high school student discovered Francis T. Miller’s 10-volume “Photographic History of the Civil War,” which kindled his interest in that era of American history that lasts to the present day.) As early as 1922 Rothrock recognized the need for branch libraries and established the first one in Park City in 1925 followed by others in Lonsdale, Burlington, North Knoxville and Vestal. Rothrock could not resist the challenge when the Tennessee Valley Authority asked her to become their Supervisor of Libraries in 1934. She joined the massive project and held her position until her resignation in 1948 but remained their consultant until 1951. While at TVA she developed the aforementioned multi-county rural library program that has been a model throughout the Southeast, the achievement that earned her the Lippincott Award (1938). She returned to public library work in 1949 as Knox County librarian and worked to consolidate the city and county libraries into one system. She retired in 1955 but continued to maintain a very active interest in local history and spent many pleasant days at her mountain home on Roaring Fork in Gatlinburg. During her long career she contributed greatly to local, state and national organizations and causes in these positions: president, Tennessee Library Association (1919-20 and 1927-28); president, Southeastern

Innovative changes Mary Utopia Rothrock made in the Knoxville-Knox County Libraries and at the TVA Library were modeled throughout the Southeast and resulted in a vast expansion of library services that were a benefit to the public. Photographs courtesy of the McClung Historical Collection

Library Association (192224); founding member, East Tennessee Historical Society (1925) and its president (1932 and 1937); author of “Discovering Tennessee,” a public school textbook (1936); president, American Library Association (1946-47) and editor of the landmark local history “The French Broad-Holston Country” (1946). Mary Utopia Rothrock passed away on Jan. 30, 1976, at her home on Kingston Pike. She was buried in Old Gray Cemetery, survived by a niece and several nephews. Her friend and fellow librarian Lucile Deaderick observed of her: She brought to (her) profession a keen mind and broad intellectual interests, a hard-headed approach to problems, and a sensitive appreciation of people. This combination of qualities guaranteed her great professional success, and under Rothrock’s leadership a modern library system was established in Knoxville.


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New home for Legal Aid By Margie Hagen Even as boxes were being unpacked and offices were being organized, work went on for staff at Legal Aid of East Tennessee as they moved into their new location at 607 West Summit Hill Drive. In the planning for sev- Debra House George Shields eral years, former LAET executive director David Law, LAET has partnered Yoder worked with the city with the school to give law of Knoxville, Old City Hall students the opportunity Knoxville Partnership and to work with real clients, the Lincoln Memorial Uni- benefiting both. UT law stuversity-Duncan School of dents also provide pro bono Law to renovate and lease services, along with private the historic Stair building. practice attorneys who volThe renovations preserved unteer thousands of hours architectural details while of time every year. Serving 26 counties in making it a workable space with state-of-the-art tech- East Tennessee for over 50 years, LAET’s mission is nology. Located on the grounds to provide civil justice for of the Duncan School of low-income and vulnerable

people. A staff of about 60 lawyers and 15 paralegals handle cases involving domestic and elder abuse, housing, disability and veterans’ issues. The legal help is free to qualified applicants, but invaluable to the low-income population it serves. More than 1 million Tennesseans live in poverty, with about one-third of those in East Tennessee. Funding is provided through roughly 40 federal and state grants and contributions. The caliber of lawyers is top-notch. “We have real lawyers with a passion for the work,” director Debra House says. A UT College of Law graduate, House has been with LAET for over 25 years. “It’s not just a stepping stone for young

graduates,” she added. “We have many long-term employees who have dedicated their careers to public service.” Staff attorney George Shields II focuses on elder law and decided to join LAET after clerking there as a student. Also a UT College of Law graduate, Shields served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force with tours of duty in Iraq and Qatar. Best summed up by director of marketing and communication Bill Evans, “LAET is a public interest law firm dedicated to the principle of equal justice regardless of the ability to pay.” A grand opening date will be announced; more info at or 865-637-0484.

Game night to toast nonprofit workers By Tom King There


fundraisers galore. But when it’s a “FUN”R a i s er, well, it’s just plain fun! The Rotary Club of Bearden’s “Big Game Tom King Show Night: Celebrating Nonprofits” on Friday, March 3, will be a high-energy evening that honors those employees who toil at various nonprofits in Knoxville. Bearden Rotary vice

president Wayne Underwood is heading up this 6:30 p.m. event at Buddy’s Banquet Hall. Companies and individuals are buying tables of 10 for $1,500 each and inviting employees of the nonprofit of their choice to come and enjoy this event. Already lined up is staff from Pond Gap Elementary, KARM (Knox Area Rescue Ministries), Mobile Meals, hospice workers and a group of firefighters who worked hard at the recent wildfires in Gatlinburg and Sevier County. The games will be similar to those fun games on TV –

Middle School for students in grades 6-8. Teachers Cheryl Link and Brenda MacDonald are leading the new club. Farragut Rotarians Nancy Welch, Dale Read and Natasha Bohannon will be working with the club. One of the first projects the students will tackle is working to rebuild the school’s garden. Interact clubs bring together young people ages 12-18 to develop leadership ■■ Interact Club gets skills and work on at least two projects every year — busy at FMS one that helps their school The Rotary Club of Far- or community and one that ragut is sponsoring a new promotes international unInteract Club at Farragut derstanding. “Most Popular Answer” is a “Family Feud”-type game. “The Answer Is” will be played and “Easy As 1-2-3” and “Face Off.” Gifts donated by local businesses will be raffled off. Underwood says 15 tables have already been sold and only a few more are available. Email him as soon as possible at wunderwood@

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January brings great start to ’17 By Sherry Witt After a strong ending to 2016, local real estate and lending markets wasted no time getting off to a fine start for the new year. For the Witt month ending Tuesday, Jan. 31, there were 732 property transfers recorded in Knox County – well short of the 1,020 filed in December, but comfortably ahead of last January’s total of 661. It was also the highest number of property sales recorded in January since 2007. The total value of land transferred during the month was $228.7 million, compared to December’s $244 million, and outpacing Janu-

ary 2016 by more than $70 million. It was the first time January sales had topped the $200 million mark since 2007, when about $250 million worth of property was sold in the county. Lending markets also had reason for optimism as about $314 million was borrowed against real estate in January. In 2016, just $220 million was loaned. By far the largest real estate transfer in January involved multiple parcels in the Dowell Springs complex off Middlebrook Pike. The properties brought $70.6 million. On the lending side, the largest transaction recorded was a Deed of Trust in the amount of $30.18 million filed on real estate formerly known as the News Sentinel Building on State Street in downtown Knoxville.

Record set in Farragut By Margie Hagen 2016 was a very good year for the town of Farragut, judging by the number of building permits issued. A 22 percent increase from 2015 was announced last month, well over the national average of just over 9 percent. The town issued 1,049 permits, the highest number since its founding in 1980. The majority were residential, according to Community Development director Mark Shiple, who said, “After several years of

decreased housing starts, people are building homes again. While no one can know for sure how interest rates and optimism about the economy will impact construction in the future, last year demonstrated a significant upward change and staff are optimistic that the trend will continue.” Permits issued for 2016 projects have an estimated construction value of nearly $70 million, including remodeling, mechanical, plumbing, pool and deck work.

FARRAGUT WEST KNOX CHAMBER EVENTS ■■ Thursday, Feb. 9, 5-6:30 p.m., networking: Campbell Station Wine & Spirits w/ Milestones Event Center, 11909 Kingston Pike.

■■ Wednesday, Feb. 15, 10-11 a.m., ribbon cutting: Rocky Top Air, 3821 W. Blount Ave.

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Zumba Option Mondays, Feb. 20 – March 27 (6 weeks), 1: 6:30 – 7:30 PM; Registration and payment deadline: Friday, Feb. 17 Cost: $45 What: Join Instructor Karen McKinney for Zumba, a cardio-based workout designed to tone the entire body. Zumba fitness combines Latin music rhythms and dance styles as well as other international styles and rolls them into the ultimate cardio party! Farragut Middle School Juried Art Show When: Monday, Feb. 20 – Thursday, March 2 during regular Town Hall hours (Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM). What: Sponsored by the Farragut Arts Council, awards will be given for Best in Show and first, second and third places during a reception on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 5 – 6 PM. Facebook 101 for Seniors When: Wednesday, March 1, 10 AM-12 PM. What: Must be 55 or older to attend and must bring your own device to access Facebook to the class. Classes are limited to five participants so register early! Cost: $30 Registration and payment deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 28 AARP Smart Driving Program When: Friday, March 10: 8:30 AM – 5 PM Where: Farragut Town Hall Board Room What: Participants 55 years of age or older can complete 8 hours of class time to be eligible for a discount (up to 10%) on their auto insurance. Participants must bring their AARP membership card or their membership number to the class to receive the $5 discount. Membership numbers can be obtained by calling 1-888-687-2277. The program, which is taught by trained AARP volunteers, is designed to cover such topics as age-related physical changes and declining perceptual skills and to serve as a refresher course for the rules of the road, local driving problems and licensed renewal requirements. Anyone can attend. Cost: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-AARP members. Bring cash or check payment to class. Registration deadline: Monday, March 6 Detox Clutter to De-Stress When: Tuesday, March 14, 6 PM What: Our modern lives can be so busy and hectic

sometimes that the lack of “breathing room” increases our stress which negatively impacts our health. During the class, Cilla Ross from Finishing Touches, will teach you ways that you can detox your lives and homes of the chronic stressors that can raise your blood pressure, blood sugar and wreck your health. Restoring boundaries and balance during our day enables us to breathe again! These tips will help you unclutter your life and bring in a much-needed breath of fresh air. Refreshments will be provided. Cost: Free Registration deadline: Monday, March 13 Farragut Intermediate School Art Show When: Tuesday, March 20 – Thursday, March 30 during regular Town Hall hours (Monday through Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM). A reception to honor the artists will be held on Tuesday, March 28 from 5 – 6 PM. Supplement Education When: Monday, March 20, 12:30-1:30 PM What: Jennifer Aramburo, Walgreens Pharmacy Manager, will provide an educational session on common vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements and their interactions with other medications. A light lunch will be provided. Cost: Free Registration deadline: Friday, March 17 Awesome Apps for Seniors When: Wednesday, March 22, 10 AM-12 PM. What: Must be 55 or older to attend and must bring your own device to access social media to the class. Classes are limited to five participants so register early! Cost: $30 Registration and payment deadline: Tuesday, March 21 Getting the Most Out of Your Smartphone/Tablet Camera for Seniors When: Wednesday, March 22, 12:30-2:30 PM. What: Must be 55 or older to attend and must bring your own Samsung device to the class. Classes are limited to five participants so register early! Cost: $30 Registration and payment deadline: Tuesday, March 21

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Misplaced priorities in Parks & Rec budget Visit any community and ask what citizens want. You will hear more and better parks, sidewalks and greenways. We heard that in Hardin Valley just last month, and Shauna Godlevsky, parks planning and development director, said her capital budget is just $300,000. When a mile of sidewalk can cost $1 million, you see the problem. “No money” is the mantra. Yet somehow we continue to add personnel – even in Parks & Rec. Mike Donilla, former reporter for the News Sentinel and later WBIRTV, has joined Knox County government as PR guy for Parks & Rec.

Butch and Tennessee assistant coaches talk as if they recruited well, assembled an excellent class of future Volunteers. Maybe they will be good enough to help win championships – which hasn’t happened around here in a long, long time. Fans seemed a little disappointed there was no late drama, no prize that switched at the last moment and went orange. Oh well. Recruiting analysts, almost ordinary people who get paid for perusing video and seeing stars, sound as if Tennessee finished in the middle of the Southeastern Conference pack, well behind the big boys but safely ahead of Vanderbilt. Based on that limited information, you can choose optimism, realism or pessimism, depending on who you believe. No matter how you view the recruiting scoreboard, whether your glass is half empty or half full, Tennessee is no closer to beating Alabama than it was last October. The Tide had more

Sandra Clark We confirmed last week that his salary is just south of $50,000. Add that to the salaries of senior director Doug Bataille, $123,143; deputy dirctor Chuck James, $75,690; and Godlevsky, $50,936, and you see we’re paying about $310,000 for people to plan and manage a $300,000 budget for purchases and projects. How many folks do we need to tell us there’s no money?

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talent, has more talent and will have more next year. That reassigns the burden of victory to coaching or luck – development, strategy, precise execution or who drops the ball or misses a tackle. None of that has been a recent Tennessee strength. The Vols gathered several three-stars with great potential. When you hear about upside in recruiting, it usually means somebody else signed the top prospects and you got the couldbe guys, hopefuls and possibilities. Alabama was awesome, as usual. Georgia, with new coaches, came on boldly. LSU exceeded expectations.  There are several compelling thoughts about Tennessee recruiting.

(1) Securing offensive tackle Trey Smith, 6-5 and 310, of Jackson was a big win in more ways than size and need. It was very smart to have his sister employed in the athletic department. Perfectly legal. Also astute. Illustration of family atmosphere. (2) The fence Butch built around the state has a hole in it. Clemson and LSU slipped through and hit us hard. (3) Tennessee filled some vacancies but may not have signed the offensive gamebreaker or future all-American on defense. Here we go again: development can make up the difference. (4) Recruiting gets more difficult as you go along. In the beginning, Butch presented an exciting plan for restoring Tennessee credibility. Brick by brick. Some called it a vision. It was contagious.  There were glaring gaps in his inheritance. He could offer immediate playing time. Sign right here, young man, fill this void. Lyle Allen “Butch” Jones

Jr., a very good salesman, essentially solved the roster problem. The cupboard is no longer bare. The Vols are not juveniles. They have matured into adults. Lots of seniors on the next team. OK, some on defense contributed to record yards allowed. Unfortunately, the great goal in the sky has been capped at 9-4 and 9-4. Butch is 30-21 in four seasons. He is 1-3 against Florida, 2-2 versus Georgia, 2-2 against Vandy and not very good at all against the SEC West. The dream has been scarred by results. Prospects with medium intelligence might wonder how could you possibly lose to South Carolina? What if a parent sought an explanation of the Vanderbilt game? Forget it, that is past tense. The Vols won their bowl game. Recruiting was pretty good or at least soso. New coaches brighten the horizon. Some of the injured are healing. Spring practice is not far away.  If you chose optimism …

Mannis considers mayoral race Barber tells story of Gazan people

Eddie Mannis, deputy to Mayor Madeline Rogero during her first 18 months in office, is seriously looking at running for mayor. He is the owner and founder of Prestige Cleaners and a strong supporter of veterans. Mannis would be Eddie Mannis viable if he decides to run, but the primary is not until August 2019. He has lots of time to think it over. Mannis, 57, grew up in Inskip. He now lives on Kingston Pike across from Sequoyah Hills. His businesses employ 170 people. He has been heavily involved in the community over many years. It is likely he would have the active support of Rogero. Also being mentioned are council members Marshall Stair, 38, and George Wallace, a youthful, energetic 58. Mannis is the only one of these three who has served in the executive branch of city government – as did Rogero for thenMayor Bill Haslam, which assisted her in defeating Mark Padgett and Ivan Harmon in 2011. If all three actually seek the mayor’s office, the city would choose among three able, well-funded, energetic candidates who would bring different perspectives to the office but, in this writer’s opinion, are all well qualified to serve.

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Mannis’ views on pressing issues will evolve during a campaign. For Stair and Wallace, they have and are compiling a record of votes on council now which they can explain, promote and defend in 2019. The last member of council to be elected mayor was Kyle Testerman in 1971. Other council members have sought the office, including Bernice O’Connor, Casey Jones, Jean Teague, Ivan Harmon and Danny Mayfield. None succeeded. Some have suggested that Stair, who would be 41 in 2019, would be too young. Mayors elected in 1971 (Testerman) and 1975 (Randy Tyree) were under 40 years old. ■■ Bill Hagerty, former state commissioner of Economic and Community Development, will be the next ambassador to Japan. He will follow two Tennessee senators who served in Asia in the past 24 years: the late Senate Majority Leader Howard H. Baker Jr. (Japan) and former Sen. Jim Sasser (China). Hagerty worked on the Trump transition and wins favorable reviews wherever he works. He will be a very able and knowledgeable envoy to Japan, which has significant investment in Tennessee. Victor Ashe is a former mayor of Knoxville and U.S. Ambassador to Poland.

It’s going to take Brian Barber a while to get used to the word emeritus, but he will continue the work he’s been doing at the University of Tennessee for the past 30 years from his new home in Washington, D.C.

Betty Bean Barber, the founding director of UT’s International Center for Study of Youth and Political Conflict, studied a generation of Palestinian boys who grew up in the midst of violent political conflict in the territories of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. When he started, they were adolescents; today they are grown men, married with children of their own. A longtime professor of child and family studies and an adjunct professor of psychology at UT, the center he directed also conducted studies on the effects of violence on young people in Egypt and Bosnia. The center’s work has been supported by the U.S. National Institute for Mental Health, the Social Science Research Council, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Jerusalem Fund, the United States Institute for Peace and the Jacobs Foundation. And although the center closed Jan. 31, Barber will remain closely connected to UT, where he chaired the search committee to find his replacement and will return

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in the spring for a scheduled farewell party. “I have nothing but good feelings and good memories of the University of Tennessee,” Barber said. He is now an international security program fellow at New America and a  senior fellow, Institute for Palestine Studies. His work will be available on his personal website (http://, and he is writing a book he hopes to finish by the end of 2017 about five Gaza men, now entering their 40s, who are a subset of the larger group of Palestinian youth in the 30-year study. The working title is “Gaza’s grit: beauty, tenacity, betrayal and yearning from an ostracized corner of the world.” Barber said those four conditions are crucial to the story. “They’re all alive and healthy, and have been re-

markably tenacious in making their lives work under clearly degrading conditions, both political and economic. They are suffering for sure, but they are also making it work. One of the main messages of the book is that people in general are resourceful and value life and love and dignity. “They are doing well – as long as ‘well’ is understood as a very compact word, a single word that captures a very rich and deep set of conditions. ‘Well’ in this case does not mean carefree. It means survival.” Barber has lost track of the number of trips he has made to Palestine over the years, but estimates it’s between 30 and 50, sometimes staying for a month at a time. He has become particularly close to two families whom he says are among his best friends in

the world. “I’ve been a guest in their home over two decades. They’ve treated me as a son and a brother – and a father in some cases – they are tremendously warm and welcoming people, and some of my best friends in the world are there. This is one of the benefits of being a social scientist. You get to do your work on humanity, and humans connect. And these are very connectable people because of their inherent warmth and sense of hospitality. “Gazans feel very much lost and forgotten and betrayed, by everyone, and the only thing they’ve ever asked of me over two decades is to tell their story. And now, the book will tell their story to people across the world, I hope. Very few people will go to Gaza, so it’s my goal to take you there.”

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You may want to invest less aggressively than you once did. In some cases, young married couples can take on a lot of risk as they invest. Divorcees or widowers may not want to – there can be too much on the line, and too little time left to try and recoup portfolio losses. To understand the level of risk that may be appropriate for you at this point in life, chat with a financial professional.

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Consult a financial professional who has worked with single parents. Ask another single parent whom he or she turns to for such consulting, or seek out someone who has written about the topic. You want to plan your future with someone who has some familiarity with the experience, either personally or through

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Marissa Carnes greets wellwishers at the 2015 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon. Physical therapy at Parkwest Therapy Center has helped Carnes continue to pursue her passion for running.

to participate in both a half marathon in Oregon and a full marathon in Ohio. The pain was constant. “I put (athletic) tape on my knee and buttocks so that I could run, and I also took ibuprofen and acetaminophen,” Carnes says, “but my leg wasn’t responding.” Carnes thought her spine was the source of her problems. But

after eight visits with a spine physical therapist didn’t help, she asked her doctor to refer her for an MRI. Next came a visit with a sports orthopedic doctor, who finally unlocked the secret to her pain. “He diagnosed me with patellar tendinitis in the right knee, and ischial bursitis in my right buttock,” Carnes says.

her schedule wasn’t easy, but it was worth it. “He was wonderful and helpful,” Carnes says of her physical therapist. “He also gave me some exercises to do at home, and he tried to accommodate my schedule.” Carnes’ therapy included ASTYM, a system of physical therapy that helps with soft tissue mobilization, and promotes healing. It’s one of the reasons Carnes is glad she went to Parkwest Therapy Center – not all physical therapists are certified in ASTYM therapy. The results can be seen on the race course, and in Carnes’ smile as she crosses the finish line. “I did the 10K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day,” Carnes says. “I’m able to run again, and am training for the Gasparella Race in Tampa, Florida, this coming February.” The Florida race consists of two half marathons in one weekend. It’s a feat that wouldn’t be possible for Carnes without the help of Parkwest Therapy Center. “I love that place,” Carnes says. “They are nice and very accommodating, everybody there was great … I’m back to my running life!” Physical therapy services are available via a referral by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. Depending on your insurance company’s requirements, you may be able to self-refer without a physician order, saving you time and money. The orthopedic doctor To learn more about services put her knee in a brace, and provided by Parkwest and other recommended physical therapy Covenant Therapy Centers, visit with Phil Bevins at Parkwest, Therapy Center. Making time in or call 865-531-5710.

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Shopper news • February 8, 2017 • B-3

Madison Holland-Davis, 3, gets a boost from the music and from dad Stan Davis and mom Michelle Holland.

Richard Jolley’s “Cycle of Life” Sky shines over the Great Hall during Southern Avenue’s set at Alive After Five. Sandy Larson, choreographer and director of the Sandsation Dancers, gets a kick from dancing with some of her students.

Music moves Alive After Five crowd By Betsy Pickle

Andrea Wilson and Jamie Zambo find their space on the dance floor.

One of the country’s hottest young blues bands, Southern Avenue from Memphis, warmed up a chilly evening at last Friday’s Alive After Five at the Knoxville Museum of Art. The dance floor was packed as music lovers of all ages grooved to the talented band: singer Tierinii Jackson, guitarist Ori Naftaly, drummer Tikyra Jackson, bassist Daniel McKee and keyboardist Jeremy Powell. Those who were hungry for more than music filled up on yummy-smelling delectables from Jackie’s Dream (2223 McCalla Ave.). Jackie Griffin’s menu for the night included meatloaf, cole slaw, collard greens, pinto beans, sliced tomatoes and onions.

At least three people celebrated birthdays at the event. Attendees represented all age groups, with perhaps the most enthusiastic dancers coming from the far ends of the spectrum – adorable tots and lively seniors. Sandy Larson, owner and artistic director of Sandsation Dance & Yoga, and a group of her students showed some fancy moves. Others enjoyed simply sitting and listening to the music. Regular Monica Willis said, “It’s a great way to spend a Friday evening.” Upcoming Alive After Five performers include: ■■ Feb. 10 – Wallace Coleman ■■ Feb. 24 – “Fat Friday Mardi Gras” with Roux Du Bayou ■■ March 10 – Kelle Jolly & The Women in Jazz Jam Festival

Evan Melgaard watches the band as daughter Cobi and wife Shannon dance.

“Bluesman Barry” Faust plants a kiss on wife Debbie as they dance to Southern Avenue.

Knoxvillian Chris Straight takes a photo of new friends Liming Xu and Ellen Xu of Asheville in front of Leo Villareal’s “Big Bang” piece in the Virtual Views exhibit as Southern Avenue’s music floats throughout the museum.

Gregory Holt celebrates his 60th birthday with his wife of 28 years, Jean, his sister, Lisa Faulkner, and her husband, William. Photos by Betsy Pickle

HAPPENINGS ■■ “Outside Mullingar” will be performed on the Clarence Brown Mainstage through Feb. 19. The production features a UT faculty member and visiting professional guest actors. Performance schedule/tickets: 974-5161 or ■■ Scott Miller performing, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Tickets: $18-$20; may not be available at the door. Info/tickets: ■■ “The Barbarosa: The story of the legendary pirate Anne Bonny,” 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St. Presented by GO! Contemporary Dance Works. Info/ tickets: or 539-2475. ■■ Harvey Broome Group meeting, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike. Program: “Welcome to the Big South Fork NRRA and Obed Wild & Scenic River” by Ranger Daniel Banks. ■■ Knoxville Civil War Roundtable,

8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, Bearden Banquet Hall, 5806 Kingston Pike. Speaker: Dr. Earl J. Hess. Topic: Napoleonic tactics and the advent of the rifle musket. Lecture only, $5; dinner begins 7 p.m., $17 including lecture. RSVP: noon Monday, Feb. 13: 671-9001. ■■ “Jazz is for Lovers with Carmen Bradford,” 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, Bijou Theatre, 803 S. Gay St. Presented by Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and Bistro by the Tracks. Tickets: $35.50 adult, $15 student. Info/tickets:, 684-1200, Tennessee Theatre Box office. ■■ Marble City Opera presents “Opera, Chocolate & Wine,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 16-18, The Modern Studio, 109 W. Anderson Ave. Featuring local performers Brandon Gibson and Michael Rodgers. General admission: $50. Info/tickets: ■■ “Wild Woman & Her Sacred Gypsy” Trunk Show, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, Broadway Studios and Gallery, 1127 N. Broadway. Handcrafted Sculptural Jewelry Collection by artist Sheri Treadwell from Temple of Trust Studios. Info: 556-8676, or ■■ Freedom Christian Academy open house, 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church, 4615 Asheville Highway. Potential students and their families can visit classrooms, meet the teachers and view grade specific curriculum. Info: or 525-7807. ■■ Handbuilding with Clay class, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 20-March 6, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61, Norris. Instructor: Janet McCracken. Registration deadline: Feb. 13. Info/registration: 494-9854 or ■■ Conversations and Cocktails talk: “Adorned Identities: An Archaeological Perspective on Race in 18th-century Virginia” by anthropology doctoral student Hope Smith, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, Holly’s Gourmet’s Market and Café, 5107 Kingston Pike. Hosted by the UT Humanities Center. Reservations required; seating limited. Reservations: 330-0123. ■■ One Bag/One Day! clay workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, Appalachian Arts Craft Center,

2716 Andersonville Highway 61, Norris. Instructor: Sandra McEntire. Registration deadline: Feb. 15. Info/registration: 494-9854 or ■■ Knoxville Writers’ Group meeting, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. Guest speaker: Judith Duvall, poet and fiction author. Visitors welcome. Allinclusive lunch: $12. Reservation deadline, Monday, Feb. 20. Info/ reservation: 983-3740. ■■ Books Sandwiched In: “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace,” noon Wednesday, Feb. 22, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Info: 215-8801. ■■ 48th Jubilee Festival, FridaySunday, Feb. 24-28, Laurel Theater, 1538 Laurel Ave. Concerts, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Old Harp Singing, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15, some discounts available. Sunday singing: free. Tickets: knoxtix. com, 523-7521, at the door. Info: ■■ Family Search in Detail, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay St. Instructor: Eric Head and/

or Dr. George K. Schweitzer. Info/ registration beginning Feb. 13: 215-8809. ■■ Choral Music for Brass, Percussion and Organ, performed by the Knoxville Choral Society, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, West Hills Baptist Church, 409 Winston Road. Tickets: adults, $15; students, $5. Tickets available at Rush’s Music, from any choral society member and at the door. Info: ■■ Beginner Smocked Baby Bonnet class, 1-4 p.m. Friday, March 3, and 1-3 p.m. Friday, March 19, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61, Norris. Instructor: Beth Cannon. Registration deadline: Feb. 24. Info/registration: 494-9854 or ■■ First Friday gallery exhibition, 6-10 p.m. Friday, March 3, A1 LabArts Studio 23 Emory Place. Exhibit centers around “Beer Girl” by Walter Wykes, a sudsy 10-minute comedy performing three times throughout the evening. Gallery admission is free; tax-deductible donations accepted. Info: MovingTheatreKnoxville@gmail. com.

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