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VOL. 51 NO. 7


February 13, 2012


Field of dreams

Tennova guy John Ewart had a week to remember participating in the Atlanta Braves Fantasy Camp. Along the way, he met former Webb School, UT and Braves pitcher Greg McMichael, who manages the camp for the Braves.

See Jake Mabe’s story on page A-3

Halls Library goes wireless Take your iPad or laptop along next time you visit the Halls Branch Library. It’s all wired up!

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Uptown look for Central restrooms Scott Burnette, a department sales manager at Lowe’s at East Towne, is wowed by the renovated women’s room in the commons at Central High School. Caught in his reflection is Rhonda Archer, who represented the PTSO on the project. Principal Danny Trent said as many as 8,000 people use the facilities during concerts and sporting events. It was time for renewal. Photos by S. Clark

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By Betty Bean

‘Grappling’ with it Halls High wrestling battles through injuries while the middle school team wins the conference. Coaches Shannon Sayne and Cody Humphrey say the future looks bright for Halls wrestling.

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Index Jake Mabe Community Notes Government/Politics Marvin West Jim Tumblin Faith Schools Business Health/Lifestyles

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School officials say they are doing all they can to address mold problems in portable classrooms at Shannondale Elementary School: Flooring and subflooring replaced as needed. Classrooms and Jim McIntyre associated air-conditioning equipment cleaned. Preliminary environmental testing to ensure mold successfully remediated. “High dust collectors” in the 5th grade, music and art classrooms removed. The 5th grade, music and art classrooms thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Additional and precautionary air quality testing using a certified independent third party contractor. Discovered, repaired window leak in music room; drywall and insulation replaced as needed. Checked roofing in the affected areas for possible leaks. UV scrubbing equipment used in affected rooms; data loggers installed to monitor humidity and CO2 levels. Portable exteriors, entry/exit ramps pressure washed. Consulted with health department. And that was back in September. In January, Knox County Schools gave Shannondale’s portable classrooms a clean bill of health, but now concerns over health issues

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have reached the boiling point: parents are organizing, protesting, requesting transfers. Many say the most pressing issue is going unaddressed: “All we asked was would you please move the kids while this is going on,” said Martha Smith, who is among a growing number of parents who want their children taken out of their temporary classrooms, now. Where would she like for them to go? “The gym. The library. Bring another portable in. Anywhere. Just get them out of there,” she said. Smith says she’s unwilling to watch as her daughter Dreau, a Shannondale 5th grader, gets sicker and sicker. “She is now an asthmatic. She has chronic headaches, extremely bad fatigue, itchy, burning eyes, and respiratory problems. There are other kids breaking out with fungal infections on their faces, rhinitis, sore throats. … Some kids had to transfer per doctor’s orders. It’s not just one or two kids who are sick. Take a classroom of 20 students – 11 are absent all with the same symptoms. There might be a problem. It’s ridiculous that these kids are going to have to go through this.” Smith, who has reluctantly applied for a transfer for Dreau, says Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre’s decision to await the results of a new round of testing before considering taking the students out of the affected classrooms is unacceptable. The

ownership is not only failing to take steps to stop the nuisance behavior, but it is encouraging and participating in the activities. The owners of the business are some of the most blatant bad actors in the said nuisance. “All in all, the investigation shows that the Hi Life operates as a haven for criminal activity and is known in the area as such, and is a continued threat to this community.” Assistant District Attorney General Eric Counts said that the continuance was granted to allow the landlord, Ft. Sanders GP, to take civil action, if it chooses to do so. Attorney Matthew Grossman of Frantz, McConnell & Seymour told Judge Bob McGee that a conviction on a nuisance charge would breach the threeyear lease between his client and Hi Life owner Nicky N. Wyrick of Baton Rouge, La. “We had no idea of the nature of the allegations,” Grossman said. “And we don’t want to end up with a permanent injunction against us going into our own building. The lease agreement expressly prohibits maintenance of a nuisance.” “We’ve been looking for cooperative solutions,” Wyrick’s lawyer T. Scott Jones said. Counts said that Attorney General Randy Nichols’ position is “no deals.”

By Betty Bean A hearing for a Fountain City business raided and padlocked by the Knoxville Police Department last month under the city’s nuisance ordinance has been postponed until Thursday, Feb. 16, because the store’s landlord has moved to join the case. Hi Life Wonderland 2 was one of four such establishments shut down by KPD under a temporary injunction. An affidavit included in the court file says the store was the subject of an undercover investigation that commenced last November and described the store as “… an establishment where illegal drug and drug paraphernalia sales and purchases are rampant and are made by owners, management, employees and customers.” The affidavit also says undercover agents posing as customers bought synthetic marijuana, which was “located under the counter and accessible only to employees,” on Dec. 16, Dec. 22, Dec. 29, Jan. 3 and Jan. 27. On two of those occasions, Dec. 16 and Jan. 27, the undercover officer also asked for and purchased drug paraphernalia to smoke the synthetic marijuana with as well, the affidavit says. “In short, the Hi Life is saturated with illegal drug sales and drug paraphernalia sales. The

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A-2 • FEBRUARY 13, 2012 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY SHOPPER-NEWS over my shirt and belted out a bad rendition of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and got out of the way for Lynn Bennett. I’ve told you about Lynn before. Man, what a voice. She sang “When I Fall in Love” and “My Funny Valentine” and that World War II favorite, “I’ll Be Seeing You,” Johnny Carson’s favorite song. In other words, she sang real music. Looking around the room, decorated in red for Valentine’s Day, Lions Club president Dick McMillan said, “Yeah, it all looks pretty, except for the men!” Before I forget it, Dick wanted me to tell you the Lions Club’s annual chili supper fundraiser is 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Lions Club Building at Fountain City Park. Cost is $5 for all-you-can-eat. “The bad news is I’m cooking and the guy helping me is Ben Easterday,” Dick said. As I was leaving the room, shaking hands and slapping backs, somebody said, “Thanks for coming. You’re part of us.” I can’t think of a better place to celebrate an early Valentine’s Day than in this Lions den.

Anger grows from parents From page A-1 affected classrooms include two classes of 5th graders and music and art classes for the entire student body. School board member Indya Kincannon represents Shannondale and is very concerned. “One of the biggest difficulties is the testing and the science says there’s nothing out of the ordinary that would compromise one’s health, but that’s inconsistent with what some parents are seeing in their kids,” she said. “It’s pretty clear that some parents are still seeing health problems.” Kincannon said she believes that Knox County Schools has been respon-

sive, but hasn’t gotten a handle on the problem. The solution, she said, is to get rid of the portable classrooms and build a permanent addition. “I have pledged to continue to push for that,” she said. She also said that Shannondale’s excellent academic reputation has added to its overcrowding problems: “Builders build in the Lynn Bennett and Becky Kidd perform for the Fountain City Lions Club during its annual ValenShannondale zone and tine dinner. Photo by Jake Mabe homes sell at a premium. Test score evidence shows that Shannondale is a really good school and people think it’s worth it to have a house in the Shannondale Don’t know how you’ll Here’s what happened: “How about eight or zone. Shannondale is a vicspend Valentine’s Day, but Gib Galyon called me two nine?” tim of its own success.” I got an early Valentine last weeks ago. Heh, heh. Good ol’ Gib. I told him that Lynn week. In the Lions den, you “You all are coming to our might say. (Fountain City) Lions Club Bennett is the talent in the Valentine dinner, right?” room but that I’d sing an “Well, Gib, Jenn (my Elvis song for former Cenwife) can’t make it, but I tral High teacher Mary Sue Miller. Plus, I knew I’d get to probably can.” see some friends and, most “Can you sing?” Jake Pause. importantly, eat some of Mabe “Well, how about one Kaye Galyon’s good cookin.’ song, Gib?” So, I spilled lasagna all

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Solo flight Tyler Wright poses after a solo flight Jan. 30. Tyler and his brother, Zachary, grew up in Gibbs and attended Gibbs Elementary School. Their parents are Charles and Christina Wright. Both were majors in the U.S. Army Reserve. Tyler Wright graduated from Catholic High School and the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2011. County Commissioner Dave Wright is his very proud uncle. Photo submitted

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Field of dreams Ewart meets major-leaguers at Braves fantasy camp By Jake Mabe You’re standing at home plate ready to bat. You gaze out to the pitcher’s mound. Going into his trademark submarine-style pitch is former Atlanta Braves reliever Brad Clontz. He was once a major leaguer! You foul off the first two pitches, praying, “Please, God, don’t let me strike out.” You choke up on the bat, as you were taught to do, knowing you’re going to swing no matter what. Whack! You connect bat to ball, seeing as you run to first base the line drive you’ve just hit go over the former majorleaguer’s head, straight up the middle, solid contact. Your

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hit helps lead your team, a group of fans, to victory over the best of the best of the Atlanta Braves. No, this isn’t a dream. It isn’t even an unused reel from “Field of Dreams.” It’s what happened to Tennova Health and Fitness Center executive director John Ewart at the Braves Fantasy Camp in Kissimmee, Fla., the week of Jan. 24-29. Oh, and I didn’t even tell you the best part. Ewart made contact with the ball – it was a line out, but still – pitched by future Hall of Famer pitcher Tom Glavine. “It was the best week,” Ewart says. “I was absolutely living the dream. It was amazing.”

The camp, which is now being managed by former UT and Atlanta Braves pitcher Greg McMichael, gives fans an opportunity to spend five days and nights experiencing spring training, being coached by and playing against former Braves legends (names like Otis Nixon, Sid Bream and Javy Lopez), having a catch with guys like Dale Murphy and getting two authentic jerseys with your name on the back, almost as if you’d been drafted as the team’s newest prospect. It isn’t cheap (the 2012 price was $3,999 per person) but Ewart’s wife, Betsy, and daughter Megan bought it for him as a Christmas present. Ewart is a good athlete – he

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walked-on to the UT football program in the late 1990s, served in the U.S. Navy and stays in shape. But he knew he wasn’t ready for major league heat. He hadn’t even played baseball since Little League. But he trained with former major-leaguer Doug Bochtler at Cherokee North Baseball Academy, which got Ewart used to seeing majorleague pitching and helped with his swing and timing. When asked how intense the camp is, Ewart smiles. “Here’s how intense it was. I was injured during stretching. I strained my back before the start of camp.” Not to worry. This is the major leagues. The trainers went to work. Ewart played. ■ K-Town Sound Show Chorus, an a cappella show chorus affiliated with Sweet Adelines International, is welcoming new members. Rehearsals are 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. every Monday night from at Fountain City Presbyterian Church, 500 Hotel Ave. Info: Jo Ann, 483-8790, 742-4437 or http://www.



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Glavine. Glavine signed the ball for him and wrote, “Nice line drive.” Ewart’s hit off Clontz helped lead to the win, the first time the Legends team has been defeated during Fantasy Camp. Ewart even avoided the old hidden ball trick (the pitcher acts like he has the ball, but the infielder keeps it, waiting for the unsuspecting runner to lead off the base and be tagged out) perpetrated by Clontz and Greg Olson. Ewart was the pitcher, too, when the Legends came to bat. Each camper had gotten one at-bat, but the Legends played a traditional three-out inning. Ewart got Marquis Grissom to line out to first. He walked Javy Lopez, but got Sid Bream to hit a grounder. Bream was out on a fielder’s choice (the umpire didn’t see the defensive tag on Lopez), but Lopez didn’t really try to beat the rundown. Three outs. Game over. “The things I’ve done,” Ewart says, “are the things you dream about.” McMichael, who is now senior advisor for alumni relations for the Braves, says that’s what the camp is all about. Participants also get to play golf, eat dinner and hang out with the Braves legends. “We hear from a lot of guys that this was on their bucket list,” McMichael says. “John was great. We had a great time with him. He joked hard and we loved that. If we didn’t have great campers like John, it wouldn’t be the experience it is.” For more information about the 2013 Braves Fantasy Camp, which is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 22-27, email Greg McMichael at greg. Online: Read more from Jake Mabe’s interview with Greg McMichael online at w w w. ShopperNew sNow. com.

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The first day is a skills test, a day for the Braves personnel to evaluate the participants. Teams are then drafted based on talent. Ewart was drafted by the only current Braves majorleague coach at the camp, former catcher Eddie Perez. After his first two games, Ewart had two strikeouts and two walks. After his second strikeout, when he went down looking, Perez put his arm on Ewart’s shoulder. “I didn’t draft you to watch the ball go by.” Ewart went 6 for 10 the rest of the camp. “These guys want to win as much as you do,” Ewart says. “His belief in me made me feel great (and) it was needed reinforcement of what success looks like. Don’t watch the ball. Swing at it.” On the fourth day, in the third inning of Ewart’s game, Perez called his number as leadoff hitter. Warming up to pitch against him was Tom Glavine. “Talk about a major league dream,” Ewart says. “It was almost surreal. I had an out of body experience.” Glavine is throwing in the mid-60s. This is fantasy camp. He’s not trying to blow anything by you. Like he would do against Clontz, again Ewart prayed, “Dear God, don’t let me strike out.” He fouled Glavine’s first pitch down the third base line. Ewart says he kept staring at Glavine because, well, it’s Tom Glavine. Jokester Sid Bream, in the other dugout, yells, “He’s staring you down!” Ewart says to himself, “Oh, my god.” He turns around in the batter’s box. He stands in. He fouled off the second pitch. The third pitch was either a changeup or a curve. Ewart says it was easily a ball, but with two strikes, he was swinging. He lined out to third. But he’d made contact. With a ball pitched by Tom

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Whose side is Stacey on? An open letter to Knox County Commission: You might want to think a little harder about Sam McKenzie’s resolution to ask the state Senate to censure Stacey Campfield before you dismiss it out of hand. The fact that McKenzie’s a Democrat and most of you are Republicans doesn’t oblige you to protect Campfield just because he bats for your team. What you ought to be paying more attention to is his work product – the stuff his constituents sent him to Nashville to do, supposedly. On one hand, it’s understandable that you have better things to do than study up on the national embarrassment that is Knox County’s senior state senator, since most of his legislation usually lands in some study committee slated to meet the second Tuesday of the week preceding the seventh Saturday after the third Wednesday. But as he finishes out his sophomore year in the General Assembly’s deliberative body (that’s what they like to call themselves), you ought to

Betty Bean look at the stuff he considers important enough to sign and drop into the hopper. Some of it’s aimed directly at you. Did any of you ask him to file SB1105, which would make you muster up a two-thirds vote to override a mayoral veto? Did he bother to inform any of you about it before he filed it? Doesn’t he even know this is already the requirement? And what’s up with SB1104, which would take away your authority to confirm the mayor’s appointments to county boards and commissions? Who thinks that’s a good idea? And how about SB3363, which would abolish the Metropolitan Planning Commission and transfer all its duties to you – did you put him up to that? If not, who did? Whose side is Stacey Campfield on? Not yours.

Payout or lawsuit to end Ray saga When will the Gloria Ray saga end? Not soon enough I am afraid. Victor While TVA official and Ashe Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation board member Peyton Hairston made a motion to fire her, most of the remaining board members voted for a two-week deferral. Meanwhile, Ray has a paid administrative leave (read paid vacation) before departing. The big question now is whether the board gives Ray enough money to satisfy her and halt litigation. Will the public accept a costly buyout? Or will the board decide enough is enough and Ray actually owes money back to the KTSC? ■ Sen. Rick Santorum winning Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota puts the focus even more on the March 6 Tennessee Republican primary where Romney has the GOP establishment support with Santorum, Gingrich and Paul having pockets of support. ■ Mitt Romney has to win 60 percent of the total state primary vote to win all the GOP delegates. There will be a Romney for President rally at Jig and Reel at Central and Jackson in the Old City at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. ■ Expect a huge GOP turnout in early voting and onMarch 6 as President Obama has the Democratic primary to himself and, locally, Knox Democrats have failed to nominate anyone to run for county law director or property assessor. If you want a voice in choosing the law director and property assessor, you must vote in the GOP primary. ■ The 27-member Charter Review Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the main assembly room. Interesting to see who is elected chair and vice chair. ■ Former Mayor Mike Ragsdale and Allison Wagley were recently married. Congratulations. Contact Victor Ashe at

Touring Y-12 State Sen. Doug Overbey makes a point to state Sen. Randy McNally (left) and state Sen. Becky Duncan Massey during a visit last Friday to the Y-12 National Security Complex. The senators are pictured in a laboratory at Y-12’s New Hope Center with senior vice president and deputy general manager Bill Klemm and the Development Division’s Kimberly Johnson (right). Klemm and Dan Hoag explained Y-12’s work in nuclear weapons, nonproliferation and provision of fuel to the Navy and research reactors, as well as plans for further transformation of the World War II-era site. Personnel from Y-12’s Development Division explained research on aging and compatibility of materials as well as resources for radiation detection that support national missions in nuclear security and nonproliferation. And Y-12 Historian Ray Smith led a tour of historic Building 9731 and its importance in the use of calutrons to separate isotopes for weapons work as well as nuclear medicine. Photo submitted

Magnet programs help kids find success There are plenty of kids who are happy and successful in a traditional school setting. They enjoy sports, or orchestra, or student government, and they fit nicely into the hole marked “conventional.”

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Some kids just aren’t comfortable in that hole. Maybe they don’t like sitting behind a desk all day. Or perhaps they have a creative passion, like dancing or photography, that can’t be satisfied in a traditional school setting. Or maybe their dreams are so big that they won’t fit into any hole at all. These are the kids who would most benefit from Knox County’s magnet school program. There are several options to choose from, including a new School of Communications at Fulton High School. All were touted at a recent magnet school fair held at the Knoxville Museum of Art. The museum reverberated with the sound and energy of the West African drummers and dancers who participate in Austin-East High School’s performing arts magnet program. The talent of the students was mesmerizing, and Simon Wilson, a West Valley Middle School 8th grader, was drawn to the Austin-East information booth. His father is a professional musician, he says, and he’d like to learn to play the drums. But he’s not sure about leav-

West African drummers and dancers from Austin-East High School perform at the magnet school fair held at the Knoxville Museum of Art. Photo by Wendy Smith ing his West Knox friends. That’s the biggest obstacle for kids who are considering making the leap to a magnet program. With the exception of the L&N STEM Academy, all magnet programs are housed in existing community schools. That means transfers will be thrown into a new culture, as well as a new school. Since Austin-East is 89 percent African-American and Bearden High School is 84 percent white, the cultural chasm between the two is bound to be deep. But diversity is another benefit of the magnet program, and the county wants to provide opportunities that are exciting enough to draw kids, and parents, out of their comfort zone. Simon’s mother, Kelli Wilson, is willing to take on the challenge of transporting him to either Austin-East

or West High School for its International Baccalaureate program. “If he finds his niche, it’s worth it. We’re willing to do anything for him to enjoy school.” That’s the primary objective of the magnet program. Schools should provide “multiple pathways to success” for all students, says Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre. It’s a beautiful thing that Knox County is striving to meet the educational needs of kids who don’t fit into the “conventional” hole. And stellar programs at AustinEast and Beaumont Elementary School give inner-city kids a glimpse of the world beyond their neighborhood. Peggy Burks Denny, director of the Austin-East dance company, says that 85 percent of the kids who participate in her dance program

will go to college, where they will continue to dance. Parents play a role in the success of the magnet program. They, like Kelli Wilson, should place a high priority on helping their kids find success at school, even if it requires change. The best way to experience a magnet program, says Magnet Supervisor Daphne Odom, is to visit. Each has room to grow, and welcomes new students. “We want more babies in all of our magnet programs. We want waiting lists at each of our schools.” The magnet transfer window for Knox County Schools is open until Feb. 20. To read about them, or download an application, visit the Magnet Schools Department on the Knox County Schools website. Wendy Smith is the community reporter for Bearden Shopper-News. Info:



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Former Gibbs High School principal Janice Walker with her husband, Dale, (right) and Conley Underwood, candidate for school board from District 8 at Underwood’s rally last Thursday at New Harvest Park. Photos by S. Clark

School board member Mike McMillan with supporters Jack Huddleston and Jack’s granddaughter, Emily Bunch, at McMillan’s rally last Tuesday at the Corryton Senior Center. Early voting starts Wednesday, and the election is March 6.

Underwood is clear, best choice Mike McMillan, former county commissioner and current school board member, is battling to keep his seat, faced by challenger Conley Underwood. Underwood, who works at a family-owned business, comes out of the Carter Elementary School PTSO where he served as treasurer and president. When the community rallied to lobby for a new school building, rather than renovations, Underwood was selected by his neighbors to lead the fight. Persistently patient, Conley and Gina were the perfect faces for the effort. Even school board members who voted against them had nothing bad to say about their efforts. And when Mayor Tim Burchett weighed in, the quixotic campaign suddenly became reality. Ground has been broken for a brand new school on Strawberry Plains Pike. Mike McMillan was front and center in the picture. “Congratulations on your new school,” I wrote to Conley after the school board vote. “You have just re-elected Mike McMillan for eternity.” (School board

Sandra Clark members are not term-limited.) The fellow in the seat gets blame or credit for what happens. Just ask Obama. But Conley had been bitten by the school board bug. He knows that education is not about a building. It’s about the principals and parents, the teachers, custodians, cafeteria workers and even bus drivers who support student learning. Up at the Corryton Senior Center last Tuesday, Jack Huddleston made the case for McMillan, who is serving the unexpired term of Bill Phillips, who resigned. “Conley was just a cheerleader (for the new Carter school). He didn’t have a vote,” said Huddleston. McMillan voted “right” on building Carter, not closing Corryton Elementary and not outsourcing custodians. So what’s not to like? said Jack. The retired city firefighter has delayed his annual trip to Florida until

March in order to help McMillan. There’s no better yard sign guy in town than Jack. Mike didn’t talk at his gathering. He stood by the door and watched former school board member Steve Hunley work the room. Huddleston estimated 80 folks came for the barbecue dinner. Over at New Harvest Park on Thursday, Conley and Gina were surrounded by family and friends. It was their third such meet and greet, and Conley’s aunt, Shirley Underwood, was everywhere. Before ending her career as the top aide to Superintendent Allen Morgan, Shirley Underwood taught English at both Gibbs and Carter high schools. She’s got former students with grandkids in school. Former board member Jim Williams and former interim superintendent Roy Mullins were at the Underwood event, along with a bunch of door-prize donating business owners. I won a pedicure. Yes, I’ve got a favorite in this race, and that’s Conley Underwood. I like his coach’s slogan: “Team

First,” and his operating strategy of being “positive, polite and respectful.” Most of all, I like his persistence and optimism. If elected, he will do a good job. If not elected, he’ll be right back at the school board lobbying for kids.

Jarret talks at Cedar Bluff We were set for a big d e b a t e last Tuesday at the Council of West Knox County Homeow ners. Law Director Joe Jarret is being Jarret challanged in the March 6 Republican primary by former County Commissioner Bud Armstrong. But Bud’s mother-in-law passed away and he could not attend. Jarret opted not to campaign and spoke instead of current zoning issues. John Schoonmaker passed out Jarret literature and we all went home.

As is usually the case, Tennessee football talent scouts did not find great riches in Tennessee. Volunteer fans often complain about quantity and quality of in-state prospects. Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Louisiana are far ahead. Texas and California are another world. We concede the Knoxville area is not a fountain of prep football life. It bubbles now and then. This time, UT signed allaround athlete Cody Blanc of Central High. Powell running back Dy’shawn Mobley chose Kentucky over Vanderbilt. LSU and Michigan came in too late. Patton Robinette of Maryville, Gatorade player of the year in Tennessee, chose Vanderbilt over North Carolina. The 6-5 quarterback, leader of an undefeated state championship team, had a Volunteer connection. His grandfather is former Tennessee basketball guard Pat Robinette. Over the years, the distinguished patriarch, a pillar in public education, shared tidbits about the lad. Patton exceeded the scouting report. It turns out ol’ granddad was modest. Like Pat, Patton has brightness. His grade point average was 4.55. He scored the maximum 36 on the ACT. Tennessee did not recruit Robinette. The Vols went for QB Nathan Peterman of Bartram Trail High in St. Johns, Fla. He was 6A player of the year. NFL playoffs reminded me that sometimes UT fails to recognize talent under its nose. Garrett Reynolds of Carter High and North Carolina was side-by-side with Tyson Clabo of Farragut and Wake Forest in the Atlanta Falcons offensive line. Both grew up in orange britches. Reynolds is the son of former Tennessee linebacker Art Reynolds. Tyson is the son of former Tennessee tackle Phil Clabo. Tennessee thought young Reynolds was too slow. Tennessee thought young Clabo would be a suitable walk-on. Tennessee guessed wrong on what development and fierce determination would do. How

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wrong can you be? Clabo earns $5 million per season. In a previous cycle, Chad Pennington went from Webb School to Marshall to the NFL and made even more. I will not belabor the issue of Randall Cobb driving past the university on his way from Alcoa to Lexington, Ky. I will say that Harrison Smith of Catholic High is peaking at Notre Dame and that Will Jackson of Farragut was a freshman AllAmerican at Georgia Tech. There are historic landmarks. Leroy Thompson gained 5,987 yards at Austin-East and became the No. 1 prep prospect in America. Penn State got him. D.D. Lewis went from Fulton High to All-America honors at Mississippi State to the Dallas Cowboys to the College Football Hall of Fame. In a previous century, Robert R. Neyland and associates made the classic miscalculation. Jackie Parker was secondteam at Young High until his senior season. He had spindly legs and skinny arms. His toes turned in. He supposedly smoked, drank and sped around town on a Cushman motor scooter, chasing girls. He caught one, pretty Peggy Jo Pease. They married when they were 16. Tennessee wanted no part of that. Jones Junior College took a chance. Mississippi State needed help. Parker became a legend in Canadian pro football. Indeed, he ended up among the all-time greats. Moral of this story? Some talent is obvious. Some is perhaps. You can’t sign ’em all. Sometimes, as in the case of James Cofer and Terry Minor of Rule High and Clemson, there are extenuating circumstances. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

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Tragedy at Melrose Estate HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin The Knoxville Journal and Tribune of May 11, 1900, carried this headline: “Two Persons Killed in Runaway Accident (M.J. Condon, One of Knoxville’s Most Prominent Citizens, and his Guest, M.F. Shea of New York, Meet Tragic Deaths).� Fannie Renshaw House O’Conner (1832-1923), widow of Thomas O’Conner (1836-82), who had been killed in the Mabry-O’Conner shootout on Gay Street, was still living at the family’s Melrose Estate. Yet another tragedy would occur, this time at the gates of the estate. Melrose had once belonged to Judge Oliver P. Temple and was among the finest estates in Knox County. Its 20 acres contained the mansion, experimental flower and vegetable gardens, extensive fruit orchards, and an outstanding collection of ornamental shrubs and trees. The plat was surrounded by a white picket fence with an impressive gate guarding the long road leading up to the main house. It was at that gate that an ill-fated afternoon carriage ride would end in tragedy. Michael J. Condon (18461900) had been born on Sept. 29, 1846, in Springfield, Mass., the son of John and Bridget Condon, natives of Clare County, Ireland. John Condon was a successful contractor who had secured the contract to build the Virginia Midland Railway in 1856. He had moved his family, including four sons – Michael J., James J. (1851-1903), Stephen P. (18551926) and Martin J. (1858-1940) – to Rogersville, Tenn., to oversee the job. Michael received most of his early education there in Hawkins County

but, by age 13, he was at work with his father in the contracting business. After the Civil War, the family moved to Knoxville. M.J. became one of the leading contractors in Tennessee and probably built more miles of track than any other contractor. He built a portion of the Cincinnati Southern Railroad; the Knoxville and Ohio from Caryville to Jellico; the Virginia and Georgia Railroad from Atlanta to Macon; part of the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad; part of the Georgia, Carolina and Northern Railroad; and part of the Memphis and Birmingham extension of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. At the time of his death, he had just finished 91 miles of the Sea Board Air Line Railroad in Florida in six months’ time, one of the quickest, if not the quickest, jobs of railroad construction in the South. For a time Condon had a wholesale grocery business with his brother. He built the stone piers for the old Knox County Bridge, the Knoxville sewage system and also built 25 miles of roads in Sevier County. He served two terms on the board of aldermen (1883-1884) and was elected a Tennessee railroad commissioner in 1884. He was elected a member of the Knoxville board of education in 1893 and continued to work on behalf of the schools until his death. His brother, Martin J., Knoxville mayor in 1888-89, was responsible for the building of a new city hall on Market Square during his administration. It stood for more than 70 years. On that May afternoon in 1900, Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer

The Melrose Estate. On Melrose Avenue below the University of Tennessee’s Hess Hall, the gate to the Melrose Estate was the scene of a tragic carriage accident on May 10, 1900. Photo courtesy C.M. McClung Historical Collection F. Shea were in town from New York. Mortimer was also born in Massachusetts and had been Condon’s fast friend since childhood. Shea had been clerk of the surrogate court of New York for several years and was hailed as one of the best who had ever served in that office. The Sheas had been vacationing in Hot Springs, N.C., for several days and had traveled on to Knoxville to visit the Condons. They were guests at the Imperial Hotel downtown. Deciding to do some sightseeing, the two couples left the Condon home on Asylum Ave. (now Western Ave.) only 20 minutes before the accident in a surrey drawn by two spirited horses, one of the best pairs to be found in the city. With the men in front and the women in the rear, the surrey drove past the remains of Fort Sanders, the scene of the Civil War battle, and proceeded down the steep 9th Street hill (now 17th Street). The horses became excited when crowded by a vehicle on their flanks, began to run and were eventually out of control. Upon reaching the pike in front of Melrose and seeing that the

turn could not be made, Condon attempted to guide the horses through the open gate at the O’Conner property. The surrey whirled into two poles standing beside the gate about 3 feet apart. The two men were hurled headlong against the fence, Condon striking squarely on top of his head and Shea also suffering a glancing blow to his head. The two women were thrown from the surrey but did not strike the fence. Assistance arrived quickly but, within the hour, both men had died of their injuries. Neither woman was seriously injured. Michael J. Condon, member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, member of the Catholic Knights of America and a member of the Irish Catholic Benevolent Union of America, was buried in Calvary Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Catherine Moore Condon (1850-1937); both of his parents; his three sons and his three brothers. Sadly, his mother would lose her husband in 1901. Another son, James J. Condon, was murdered at the site of a road he was building to the mines of the Fentress Coal and Coke Co. in Fen-

tress County in 1903. He had heroically intervened to save the life of one of his employees when he was shot. When Bridget Gray Condon died on Dec. 9, 1908, at 90 years of age, she was thought to be the second oldest woman in Knox County. She had lived to bury two of her sons after both had died tragic deaths. Her youngest son, Martin J., who was mayor of Knoxville at only 30 years of age, had moved to New York and become president of one of the largest tobacco companies. He had known both as business associates and friends the group of financiers credited with developing America’s largest tobacco companies. He survived the Dukes, the Cobbs, the Hills and the Ryans to become the last of the old school of tobacco millionaires and died in Memphis in 1940 at 82 years of age. Author’s Note: Thanks to the C.M. McClung Historical Collection, C. Milton Hinshilwood, Robert A. McGinnis, John L. Neely IV and Sally R. Polhemus for their assistance with the text and the photograph.




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CONDOLENCES Recently, our community has lost several members. We acknowledge the passing of Polly Lester Beeler, 84, a member of the Bethany Sunday school class at Central Baptist Church. She retired after 31 years at Sears and volunteered with Baptist Hospital. Marshall H. Monroe was a favorite of folks in Halls where he entertained with Jerry Reed type music, and he looked like him, too. Marshall probably surveyed all the land in Halls at one time or another. Others who passed are: Irene Cheek McDonald James “Frank” Belew Hazel Chesney Robert B. Rector John Edwin Lawson Raymond Earl Whitson Michael Parton Walter Leon Warwick Hazel “Nanny” Bean D. C. “Buck” Wilson Nancy J. Tweed Dunlap Barbara Joyce McManus Charles Lee Perkey Jennie Foster Grant James Byrd Seaborn Waggoner Cindy Toole Sitton Fern Worley Teresa Miller Tammy Darlene Bright

WORSHIP NOTES Community Services ■ Cross Roads Presbyterian hosts the Halls Welfare Ministry food pantry 6-8 p.m. each second Tuesday and 9-11 a.m. each fourth Saturday. ■ Knoxville Free Food Market, 4625 Mill Branch Lane (across from Tractor Supply in Halls), distributes free food 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of the month. Info: 566-1265. ■ New Hope Baptist Church distributes food from its food pantry to local families in need 6-8 p.m. every third Thursday. Info: 688-5330.

Music services ■ New Beverly Baptist Church will host the Washams 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. A love offering will be taken. Info/ directions: 546-0001 or www. ■ Texas Valley Baptist Church, 7100 Texas Valley Road, will have a singing at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. All are welcome.

Rec programs ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753

New leadership at KJA By Wendy Smith Knoxville Jewish Alliance (KJA) past president Stephen Rosen has passed the baton to Renee Hyatt, a Townsend physician. Hyatt isn’t daunted by a post that requires frequent trips to Knoxville. “Are you familiar with the Yiddish word ‘schlep’?” jokes Rosen. Rosen and Hyatt sat down at the Highland Grill for a chat before the KJA’s annual fundraiser, Celebrating Tzedakah. Rosen was president for three tough years. It may have been a recession for businesses, but it’s been a depression for nonprofits, he says. He is proud that the KJA maintained its commitment to the community and retained all of its employees during tough financial times. That says something about the organization, he says, given that many members were hurt by the economic slowdown. He is also proud of KJA’s youth-oriented work in recent years. There has been an emphasis on developing leadership and a positive identity among Jewish kids due to problems they have encountered in schools. “The community still has Oak Ridge Highway, holds a beginner yoga class 6-7 p.m. Mondays in the family life center. Cost is $10 per class or $40 for five classes. Bring a mat, towel and water. Info: Dena Bower, 567-7615 or email denabower@comcast. net. ■ New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Avenue Pike, will hold Pilates class 5:45 p.m. each Monday for $5. Info: 689-7001.

Special services ■ Glenwood Baptist Church of Powell, 7212 Central Avenue Pike, will hold the third annual Honor Emergency Services Personnel Day at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26. Chaplain Paul Trumpore will be speaking and lunch will be provided. Info: 938-2611.

Women’s programs ■ Beaver Dam Baptist Church will host author and speaker Vicki Courtney from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Courtney is the founder of Virtuous Reality Ministries, which seeks to equip women of all ages to

faith One step enough Teach me your way, O Lord, and lead me on a level path because of my enemies. -Psalm 27: 11 NRSV Keep thou my feet: I do not ask to see The distant scene; one step enough for me. -“Lead, Kindly Light,” Cardinal John Henry Newman, 1833

Knoxville Jewish Alliance past president Stephen Rosen and president Renee Hyatt enjoy the fire at the Highland Grill before the Celebrating Tzedakah fundraiser. Photo by Wendy Smith issues with discrimination, even if it’s not obvious.” Knox County has been helpful in dealing with the situation, he says. B’nai Tzedek, a program that fosters philanthropy among teens, has also been a success. Teenagers set aside money and learn about money management and philanthropy with assistance from the East Tennessee Foundation. Rosen is pleased that the preschool and day camp at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center (AJCC) haven’t raised prices in several years. Preschool scholarships are also available. Hyatt concedes that she has big shoes to fill, but says pursue Godliness in today’s society. Cost is $30 and tickets are available through the church. Worship leaders will be Anne Allen and Sarah Holloway. Info: 922-2322. ■ New Liberty Baptist Church, 5901 Roberts Road in Corryton, will host a Women’s Day of Praise 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, featuring Stephanie Elswick as inspirational speaker. The event is free but RSVP is required. Registration begins at 11 a.m., lunch is at noon and the program will begin at 1. Info: Charmin Foth, 368-0806 or email charminfoth@yahoo. com.

Workshops and classes ■ Fairview Baptist Church , 7424 Fairview Road off East Emory Road, hosts a Celebrate Recovery program 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. ■ Dayspring Church , 901 Callahan Drive, Suite 109, will offer Divorce Care classes 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday evenings. There is no charge for the 13-week program and child care will be provided. Info: 242-3995

she has a vision for making the KJA more inviting. While more than 1,000 people currently participate in programs, she is optimistic that Judith Rosenberg, vice president for public relations, will raise the organization’s profile. The KJA was active during community events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and has successfully reached out to members of the Knoxville Turkish Cultural Center, she says. She’d also like to work more closely with the Oak Ridge Jewish community. Rosen echoes her sentiments and says everyone is invited to events held at the AJCC.

MILESTONES Birthdays ■ Harrison Lee Andriopoulos celebrated his first birthday Feb. 3 with a teddy bear party. His parents are Tom and Cindy Andriopoulos. Grandparents are Andriopoulos Leon and Connie Wyrick and Harry and Maria Andriopoulos. Harrison also has a sister, Marinna. ■ Brianna Shea Baker celebrated her seventh birthday Jan. 5 with family and friends. Parents are Wes and Keeley Baker of Halls. Grandparents are Brianna Baker Steven and Debbie Barnes of Halls and Harlan and Rita Baker of London, Ky.

It was novelist E. L. Doctorow who observed, “Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.” I stumbled across that quote while researching something else altogether. It stopped me dead in my tracks with its plain language and its profound truth. I wrote it down in my book of quotations, and kept going back to it, pondering the various levels of truth it inhabits. It is certainly true on a completely literal level. I remember a night when I lived in Pennsylvania. My family was visiting from Knoxville, and we had driven to Lancaster for the day. Coming home to Gettysburg that night, the thickest fog I have ever seen lay like a blanket over the countryside. Visibility was nil as we crept along the highway, my brother driving, and the rest of us praying silently and offering encouragement aloud. We could see only a few feet ahead before the lights were swallowed by the fog, but we kept moving. Finally, in a moment, like stepping through a door from one room to another, the fog ended, and the air was crisp and clear,

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and above, the sky was brilliant with stars. We gasped in wonder, and laughed, giddy with relief. It is also true on a literary level, as Doctorow intended. I sometimes start writing with a whiff of an idea, and let the idea find its own course. I am not sure where it will take me. I can only see “as far as my headlights.” Doctorow’s quote is also true on a spiritual level. It is a decent working description of faith. None of us can see what lies ahead: not around the next bend in the road, not the content of the next newscast, not the next phone call in the middle of the night. We can only keep moving forward, taking the next step we can see, and the next, and the next. We must trust the truth that when we have moved forward by that small increment, we will be able to see a little farther than we could before.

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Members of the Robotics Club at Gibbs High pictured with their creation include Joseph Bates, Annie Goldman, Anthony Swartz, Chelsea Robertson and Jake Lester.

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Fashion show coming to Central High By Sandra Clark When Central’s assistant principal Kristen Brothers Jenkins was in high school herself, she discovered the fun and fund-raising power of a schoolwide fashion show. Now the Central Bobcats will make the magic in a fashion show set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the school auditorium. “It’s a great ticket,” said Elkins. For $10, you can see the fashion show and entertainment, plus have a warm chili supper at 6 p.m. With food and door prizes donated, money raised will go toward Project Graduation and the school’s PTSO. Parent volunteers Lisa McKenzie and Brenda Hammett recruited the student models and many of the donations. The lineup is spirit wear by freshmen, school wear by sophomores, date night by juniors and prom fashions by seniors. Musical entertainment is by Byron Booker, Tennessee’s high school teacher of

Gibbs students get ready to rumble By Ruth White Students at Gibbs High School are getting ready to rumble. Not the type of rumble one might imagine, but a mission known as the Rebound Rumble using robots. The Robotics Club at Gibbs, in its first year, has Central senior Gage Beeler designed and is currently models prom wear in tradi- building a robot that will compete in a basketball tional Bobcat colors. shootout in March. Team the year, and Sarah Gilpin, a member Joseph Bates degraduation and scholarship signed a robot using 3D coach at CHS. Senior Xia software, and once the design is completed, raw Tapp will also perform. Tickets are available at parts will be used to make the door on Thursday or in the dream a reality. Through the support the front office.

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HHS wrestling team fights through injuries Middle school team wins conference By Jake Mabe Halls High School wrestling coach Shannon Sayne calls this “a season of ups and downs. “If we could get rid of injuries we’d be a pretty decent team,” Sayne says. “We’re still young. We’ve got no seniors and two juniors. The rest are freshmen and sophomores. “But the future’s looking bright and the middle school feeder program is coming along.” More on that in a minute. Six wrestlers were seeded to wrestle in the Region 2 tournament at Gibbs High last weekend. Results were unavailable at press time. Two were seeded No. 1: Zane Robertson, a junior who couldn’t compete due to injury; and junior Connor Rohrbaugh. Other seeds were: 106-pounder Tanner Justice, a sophomore, was seeded second; 113-pounder Evan Huling, a freshman, was seeded fourth; 126-pounder Calvin Giles, a sophomore, was seeded fourth; and 132-pounder

Joe Fox, a freshman, was seeded third. “Hopefully, we’ll get some guys through to state. We finished second in the district and third in the region, which is not quite what we wanted, but not bad either.” The Halls middle schoolaged team, coached by Cody Humphrey, swept the Middle School Conference Duals, beating William Blount in the finals. “I feel like the foundation has been set to build a dynasty for Halls wrestling,” Humphrey says. “And what’s scary is our strongest class is our 7th grade class. And we’ll be sending six or seven really good wrestlers to high school next year.” Humphrey says he works the team harder than other middle school athletes may have to work. “I’d like to thank them for it and I think their work has paid off. They have discipline. They work hard.” Humphrey would like to reach out to the community to help attract more players, especially what he calls “the bigger guys,” to the middle school wrestling program. Those who are interested can email him at chumphrey@

‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ The Broadway Junior musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” will be presented by the “Kids in America” show choir 2:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 16-19, in the Holston Middle School auditorium. Tickets are $5 ($3 students, free for kids 4 and under). Pictured are cast members Sydney Fry, Kate Combs and Lanie Beckner. Photo submitted

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■ Girls softball sign -ups at Willow Creek Youth Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 18 and 25 and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28. Sign-ups for wee-ball through 14U teams.

Halls High senior Sydney Carden was presented with a basketball between games against Oak Ridge last week. She was honored for scoring 1,500 points in her high school career. Sydney is pictured with her parents, Carol and Mark Carden. Halls’ girls defeated Oak Ridge 58-51. Photo by

■ Baseball tournament at Halls Community Park, Feb. 17-19; open to Tee ball through 14U and middle school teams. Info: 992-5504 or ■ Spring Rec baseball signups at Halls Community Park, absolutely last day for sign-ups, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18; open to Wee ball, Tee ball and 3U through 14U. Info: 992-5504 or

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The Halls Middle School dance team took second place in the junior high division at the Tennessee Valley Fair dance competition, second place in the jazz division at the Smoky Mountain Christmas Dance Championship and fourth place in the Hip-Hop division at the Smoky Mountain Christmas Dance Championship. Sponsors are Cole’s Towing, Treece Auto

Knox County schools recently hosted spelling bees and named winners to move to the countywide competition next month. Several event coordinators commented on bees lasting longer than in years past as students have been brushing up on their spelling skills. While most spelling bee winners are in the 5th grade, Halls Elementary had

the youngest winner, a 3rd grade student. Area winners include: Tanna Hensley, Adrian Burnett; Emaleigh Bell, Brickey-McCloud; Turner Rogers, Copper Ridge; Trace Miller, Corryton; Keagan Cross, Fountain City; Kyden Higgs, Gibbs; Avani Uppal, Halls; Anna Lynn, Shannondale; Lily Dickenson, Powell; and Griffen Smith, Sterchi.

McCloud to join Virginia Intermont softball team Halls High senior Hannah McCloud signed to play softball with Virginia Intermont next season. McCloud has played all four of her high school years with the Red Devils, taking care of business on third base. Pictured with Hannah at the signing are her mom, Mendy McCloud-Sepesi, and her dad, Michael Sepesi. Virginia Intermont coach Eric Senter is thrilled to have McCloud join the Cobra team and likes how she can “hit the ball and play.” Photo by Ruth White

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Venture Crew goes to Winterfest BSA Venture Crew 506, chartered through Christ United Methodist Church in Halls, participated in Winterfest for Venture Scouts and Explorers the weekend of Feb. 4-5 in Gatlinburg. More than 3,000 youths from various states competed in different events. Crew 506 brought home a first place award in Traditional Tabletop Display that was done by Anna Patchen, Austin Fields, Robert Buck and Jeremy Thomas on their adventures scuba diving at Seabase in the Florida Keys, hiking at Philmont and Crew 506 work in Cabin 14 at Camp Pellissippi. Christina Buck placed first

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■ WVLT-TV has completed a power upgrade to give the station a signal boost, said general manager Chris Baker. Info: 450-8888.

■ The Powell Business and Professional Association will meet at noon Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Jubliee Banquet Facility on Callahan Road. The speaker will be Knox County Law Director Joe Jarret. Info: www.

■ Worldwide Equipment received national recognition when Terry Dotson, president, board chair and CEO, was named the American Truck Dealers/Heavy Duty Trucking Truck Dealer

■ The Knoxville Chamber will present Casino Night 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Jubilee Banquet Facility, 6700 Jubilee Center Way. Cost is $5 in advance and $10 at the door. This unique

networking event will feature an authentic fantasy casino experience. Info or to register: www.knoxvillechamber. com or 246-2622. ■ The Knoxville Area Urban League will host an all-day Independent Contractor Workshop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1514 East Fifth Ave. The workshop is designed for small trades contractors with six or fewer employees. The workshop is sponsored by the Knoxville Area Urban League and presented by SCORE. Cost is $100, which includes lunch, computer software and

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ministrative assistant for operations and risk management at the corporate office in Pigeon Forge. McGaha is an administrative officer, operational branch manager at the bank’s Newport branch and has been with Tennessee State Bank for four years. ■ Jerry Lambert has joined Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon’s Knoxville office as senior project manager of the Industrial and Building Services Group. Lambert joins the firm after 30 years as founder and president of Lambert Engineers Inc. Info: www.bargewaggoner. com.

By Sherry Witt For those hoping to see a robust rebound in real estate activity, the first month of 2012 offered little to cheer about. The month ending on Jan. 31 produced 479 property transfers in Knox County. That number lagged well behind the 603 parcels that changed hands during December and also represented fewer transactions than last January. The total value of property sold for Witt the month was about $88.4 million, also off from last January’s pace when almost $98 million worth of land was transferred. These figures were well under December’s total value of $249 million. Land transfers do historically experience a slowdown during the midwinter months. As for the lending markets, January’s activity was very comparable to that recorded a year ago. Last month saw about $241 million loaned against property in Knox County, compared to about $254 million in January 2011. The largest transfer was for the parcel that will serve as home to the new Costco Wholesale store near the intersection of Kingston Pike and Lovell Road. The property sold for $5.5 million. A sale of property involving Parkwest Hospital came in second at $3.54 million. On the lending side, the largest mortgage transactions involved $12.4 million in financing for a residential development known as The Landings at Knoxville, followed by a trust deed of $9.7 million for Knoxville Properties Partnership on property in the Clinch Avenue and Gay Street area of downtown.

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Heart test reveals dangerous blockage Dru Ellis of Lenoir City firmly believes a simple medical test saved her life. Cardiac calcium scoring, a special computed tomography (CT) scan of the heart, is often not prescribed to patients because insurance doesn’t typically cover it. The test is used to check for build-up of calcium in the arteries of the heart, which is a sign of a blockage in a blood vessel supplying oxygen to the heart muscle. In 2010, Ellis knew something wasn’t quite right with her body. Then 58 years old, she had a battery of heart tests that showed nothing out of the ordinary. “My numbers were always good, my blood pressure was low, my cholesterol was low, I’m not overweight, I don’t smoke and I don’t drink,� says Ellis. In fact, her only risk factor for heart disease was that her mother had required emergency bypass surgery in her 60s. But despite the negative results of those tests, Ellis still felt like something was wrong. She had repeated migraine headaches that affected her vision. “And I always felt tired and like my heart was skipping a beat. I would press on my wrist and feel my pulse skip.�

Dru Ellis is happy to be around to hug her grandchildren Eli and Taylor. She credits a heart calcium scoring test at Fort Sanders West Diagnostic Center with discovering a potentially deadly cardiac blockage. Not giving up on the mystery, a cardiac calcium scoring test Ellis switched to a cardiologist performed at Fort Sanders West who recommended that Ellis have Diagnostic Center. While the test

isn’t covered by insurance, it cost only $125 at the Center. The 30-minute test is non-invasive and painless, and results in a detailed picture of the heart. The center is known for its quick, convenient scheduling and fast results. “I got a phone call the next day,� she says. Ellis had scored a “90� on the test showing a small blockage in the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery, the main blood vessel that supplies blood to the heart. “They said you need to go see your cardiologist as soon as you can,� she remembers. A blockage in the LAD artery is often called a “widow-maker� heart attack because of its high death rate. NBC News reporter Tim Russert, for example, died suddenly of a blockage in the LAD artery. “From what I understand, I was definitely at risk of having a deadly heart attack,� explains Ellis. The next day, Ellis began having chest spasms and another migraine headache. Her husband, Lee, took her to the emergency room at a local hospital. Physicians decided to do an emergency heart catheterization and install a stent.

Variety of top notch medical tests available at Fort Sanders West Diagnostic Center If your doctor orders a test at the Fort Sanders West Diagnostic Center, you can be sure you’ll receive expert care and quick results. Accredited by the American College of Radiology and led by board certiďŹ ed radiologists, the center offers a full range of tests. It is a fullservice, one-stop diagnostic imaging center. MRI, CT scanning, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, X-ray and uoroscopy studies can be performed the same day as scheduled, (if needed pre-certiďŹ cation approval from the patient’s insurance provider can be obtained). MRIs are available after 5:00 p.m. upon request. The center is conveniently located at the corner of Kingston Pike and Pellissippi Parkway in West Knoxville, with plenty of free parking. It offers walk-in services and same-day scheduling.

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duce the number of referral, and most insurances deaths from breast don’t cover it. cancer, especially for “It costs $125, which makes it women over 50. affordable, and is a good indicator of heart disease,� explains Shnider. The center also offers EKG and Holter monitoring, which do require a doctor’s orA number of carder and are typically covered by diac screening tests insurance. are offered at the center, including Cardiac CT for CalThe Fort Sanders West Diagcium Scoring, comnostic Center relies on the latest monly called “heart technology to interpret and share scoring.� This is a non- your test results with your doctor. invasive test using It uses a picture archiving and special X-ray equip- communication system (PACS), a ment that measures medical imaging technology that calcified plaque captures, stores and distributes build-up in the arteries that sup- all radiology pictures electroniply blood to the heart. Plaque cally. “So if you get an X-ray, right results when fat and other substances build up and harden in- away your doctors can see it,� exside the blood vessels, increasing plains Shnider. The Center also the risk of a heart attack. The has an auto-fax, which electroniamount of calcium detected on a cally sends the report to physicians as soon as a radiologist cardiac CT reads it. scan is called “So they get the reports much a calcium faster,� says Shnider. “Our refer“score.� ring doctors always say our cenThe heart ter is easy to schedule with and score test is quick to get them the reports they something need.� you can make an apFor more information about the pointment services available at Fort Sanders for without West Diagnostic Center, a doctor’s call 865-531-5400.

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is accredited by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for its digital mammography services, ultrasound and breast MRI. The Center offers extensive imaging of the breast, plus ultrasound-guided breast core biopsy services. A routine screening mammogram appointment can be made without a doctor’s referral. “Just call and make an appointment,� explains Shnider.“We have sameday reporting to our mammography patients.� The National Cancer Institute says that mammography screening (an X-ray picture of the breast) every one to two years in women ages 40 to 74 can help re-

A stent is a tiny mesh balloonlike device, inserted through an artery and threaded up to the heart. Once in place it expands and props open an artery to prevent a blockage. The physician who did the procedure showed a video of it to Ellis’ son and husband afterward. “My son said he would never forget that picture as long as he lives. As the stent went in, all the little arteries below it came back to life.� Today, Ellis is back at work. She keeps a brochure about cardiac calcium scoring on her desk and frequently tells people about the simple test at Fort Sanders West Diagnostic Center that meant so much to her. “It saved my life, and I don’t want other women to go through what I went through to get diagnosed with heart disease. Heart scoring is really a good indicator of where you are, especially for women whose symptoms may not be as obvious as that of a man,� she says. “I’m so very grateful I had the heart score test and hope others will as well!� For information about the heart score screening available at Fort Sanders West Diagnostic Center, call 865-531-5400.

Services offered at Fort Sanders West Diagnostic Center: ■MRI ■ CT scanning ■ Ultrasound and echocardiograms ■ Nuclear medicine tests (isotope studies) and nuclear cardiology ■ Women’s services ■ X-rays and fluoroscopy (myelograms, arthograms) ■ Bone density scanning with the iDexa (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) machine – accommodates patient weighing up to 450 pounds ■ Cardiac imaging and testing ■ Lab services

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B-2 • FEBRUARY 13, 2012 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY SHOPPER-NEWS ■ I stopped by the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley last week and the managers were out at surrounding animal shelters rescuing dogs and cats from being euthanized. If you’re in need of a companion, check with the folks at the Humane Society for someone who may need you, too. Info: 5840496. ■ The Humane Society will host a volunteer orientation class 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at its

THE CRITTER TICKER Too short for a story, but important enough to be told: ■ There is a $17,000 reward for information leading to the successful prosecution of those who killed two bald eagles in and around Crab Orchard about a year ago. For leads on the killing in Bledsoe County, call 692-4024; for the killing in Cumberland County, call 615-736-5532.

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■ Stop Smoking: 1-800-7848669 (1-800-QUITNOW) is a program of the Knox County Health Department. The hotline is answered 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. ■ UT Hospice conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with its program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: 544-6279. ■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support, for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper will be served. Info or to reserve a

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■ Smoky Mountain Hospice will conduct orientation and training sessions for its volunteer program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Burlington branch library. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Info: 673-5877.

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CEDAR BLUFF AREA NO DAMAGE DEPOSIT 3BR town home, 2BA, frplc, laundry rm, new carpet, 1 yr lease, $770 mo. 865-216-5736 or 694-8414. FARRAGUT/NEAR TURKEY CREEK 2BR, 1BA, laundry rm, family neighborhood, 1 yr lease, $680 mo. $250 dam. dep. 865-216-5736 OR 694-8414 NORTH KNOXVILLE 2BR, w/d conn, dw. Super-clean! No pets. Hdwd flrs. $525/mo + dam dep, refs. 9227114 or 216-5732

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76 General

HALLS. $1100 mo. HOA $65 mo. 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 2 car gar., Lse to purch. 865-898-4558 HALLS AREA 2-STORY TOWNHOUSE 2 large BR/1.5BA kitchen appls incl'd, W/D conn. No pets, $550/mo + $550 damage dep. 1-yr lease. 254-9552, 388-3232

The one in the back By Sara Barrett Last week while at Petco in Farragut, I met the cutest little hamster that had been given up by his previous family. He has been living in the back room of Petco (in his cage, of course) since this past July. Austin Brumitte, animal companion department manager, said it’s likely that one of the reasons the little guy hasn’t been adopted yet is because “most people don’t like (his) red eyes.” When I saw LeRoy (what many of the staff call him), he was eating some cabbage he had been given as a treat. He is pretty much a lowmaintenance animal with the usual daily feedings and a weekly change of the bedding in his cage. Brumitte said hamsters usually live about three years and LeRoy is believed to have already lived half of that. So if you’re interested in a semi long-term relationship with someone who’s not too needy, LeRoy may be the perfect pet for you. This coming weekend (Saturday and Sunday, Feb.

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3 BR, 1 BA, $750/mo. DRIVERS CLASS-B CDL: NEWPORT. 3 BR, 2 BA, Great Pay & Home$750 dep. No pets. 1 2 story, approx 2 yrs Time! No-Forced Disyr lse req'd. Accept old with 1568 +/- SF. patch! New singles Sec. 8. 2709 Boright 361 Woodson Dr. FREE MONTH RENT from Dublin, VA termi- General Place. 865-388-2736 109 General 109 Asking $114,900 & HALLS. 720 - 2880 SF. nal to surrounding owner will finance 4 units. Parking at 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA home states. 888-567-4861 w/$5,750 dwn. Bill door. C H/A. Like new. off John Sevier near 877-488-5060, ext 323 Poss. sale. 865-300-0532 UT/downtown, stove, HALLS OFFICES frig., & W/D hookups. $850/mo. + dep. No $350/mo. Condos- Townhouses 42 Singles pets. Credit check. Call Steve at 679865-385-2860 3903. 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 2 car garage, approx 2100 3BR/2BA,1500 sq ft, no SF. Halls area. For Comm. Prop. - Rent 66 steps. 5 yrs old, 2-car info call 865-898-4558 gar, level yard. No pets, no smoking. FSBO, 1 BR, 1 BA, $985/mo. 567-4156 pool, frpl., downfor rent, Maryville, town Pigeon Forge, Cedar Bluff. 3 BR, 2 TN 865-207-9317 $60,000. Terms 1/2 BA + bonus, 2 available with down car gar. No pets. payment 865-908-0170 Apts - Unfurnished 71 $1300 mo. 865-806-8456 ***Web ID# 931884*** have partnered together to hire exceptional people! CLOSE TO UT, 5BR, FTN CITY AREA Condo 3BA, 3500 SF, $1495 mo. Residence Lots 44 Lease to purchase 2 BR, GREAT W. Knox loc., 3BR w/bonus, 2 1/2 2 1/2 ba, $800 mo + $40 BA, $1200. Both have FSBO, PARTIAL inter- HOA mo. 865-679-8105 all appls. incl. W/D. est in residential build865-363-9190 1BR/1BA ing lot in West Knox- HALLS $325/mo + dep. No ***Web ID# 931526*** ville. $35,000. Call pets, no smoking. 865-966-9623. PrinciIdeal for senior citi- FTN CITY 3 BR, 1 pals only, no realtors. BA house, dead end zen. Accepting apst., front porch, plications at 1-803rear deck, laundry Cemetery Lots 49 482-3700. rm, CHA, $600 dep / SONLIGHT APARTref. req. No pets. 4 CEMETERY LOTS, MENTS - One level, $750/mo. incl. yd. Highland South, handicapped accesmaint. 865-688-2988 Garden of Gospels, Inspection sible, w/d conn., prime loc., priv. ownr. walk to church, HOUSE FOR RENT: All for $4500. 573-5047. close to shopping. Machine Operating middle-age couple $530/mo. includes preferred, no pets. Highland Memorial, 6 water & trash pick925-3115. Expediting lots together, Sec. 20, up. Section 8 vouchwith monument rights, ers accepted. Call Warehouse $7000. 404-580-9975 Condo Rentals 76 Steve 865-679-3903


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18-19) rescue groups across the country will celebrate national adoption weekend, and Arfnets will be on hand at Petco with a number of animals for meet and greet. If you’d like to stop by and meet LeRoy, he may be hanging out on the counter up front to get some exposure. He’s usually brought up from the back when it gets busy on the weekends. Info: Austin at Petco, 671-1864.

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“LeRoy” is currently staying with his friends at Petco in Farragut, but he really needs a permanent home.

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