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March 5, 2012

Candidates jostle at Gibbs

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Southbound Band will play a benefit concert in memory of Chris Newsom and Channon Christian on Friday, March 9, at The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson in Maryville. Cost is $10 per person and all proceeds go to the Channon and Chris Memorial Fund, which benefits the Newsom and Christian families. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert is from 8-10.

Coffee and conversation Residents are invited to have coffee and conversation with state Rep. Harry Brooks, County Commissioner R. Larry Smith and school board member Kim Sepesi from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Powell Branch Library, 3505 Emory Road. Info: 922-5433.


Mayor tours STEM Wendy Smith tags along with Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero as she tours the STEM Academy.

Moderator Josh Brown welcomes Conley Underwood (center) and Mike McMillan to Gibbs High for a student-driven public forum. Brown is a sophomore at Gibbs and is “very interested in local politics.” Photo by S. Clark

By Sandra Clark Mike McMillan touted his 18-month tenure on the Knox County Board of Education, while challenger Conley Underwood made the case for change at the only candidate forum or debate for the 8th District contest which will be decided by voters on Tuesday, March 6. The forum lacked fireworks, and the crowd of 50 had a decidedly Underwood flavor. Background: McMillan stressed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, his teaching tenure at Gibbs High and his previous service on Knox County Commission. Underwood graduated from Carter High and attended UT. He owns and operates an automotive service equipment business. At 45, he and his wife, Gina, have two daughters who attend Carter Middle School. Priority: Underwood wants ev-

ery child to have the tools needed for a great education. McMillan said he would start working to get Gibbs Middle School into the capital plan. Safety: McMillan said bullying is “a much bigger problem than we’re willing to admit. He said “the downtown administration” does not realize it’s as serious as it is. Underwood said personal relationships between teachers and students will help students build them with each other. “Kids need to realize that their actions have consequences. They must respect each other.” Best use of new money: Underwood said “bolster reading and math in grades 2, 3 and 4 to keep students performing at grade level. McMillan would spend the money in the classroom, perhaps hiring more teachers. “We should take a close look at the programs we have and expand the successful ones.” Gibbs Middle School: Mc-

Millan said “politics built Carter Elementary,” and the citizens group headed by Underwood was “not the deciding factor. I worked behind the scenes to make that happen.” Underwood said it takes the school board, the commission and the community working together to make something happen. “We need to start building the base now for five to six years down the road.” Your role in getting a new Carter Elementary: Underwood – “I rallied people to get the attention of politicians.” McMillan – “I made Carter Elementary my top priority because it was being discussed.” Your strength: Underwood – “I am a consensus builder who works with others as a team.” McMillan – “I work well with Mayor (Tim) Burchett and County Commission and the school board. Should schools be used for

more than education? McMillan – “If we have policies in place and proper procedures, the people should be able to use the buildings.” Underwood – “The school should be the nucleus of every community.” Leadership: Underwood cited his leadership in PTO for eight years and said he leads with “calmness and purpose.” He promised to bring “a more positive image” of the 8th District. McMillan observed that he served on County Commission when Gibbs Elementary School was built. “In my 18 months on the school board, we’ve accomplished a lot.” Questions came from the audience and from students in Dean Harned’s contemporary issues class. Parent leaders Ahnna Estes and Jimmy Hipsher helped coordinate the forum. Gibbs High principal Lynn Hill attended, as did former principal Janice Walker.

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No strip mall at Clayton Park By Shannon Carey Norris Freeway property that has been at the center of controversy since 2008 has been acquired by Hallsdale Powell Utility District in a move called a “win-win” for the district, the adjacent property owners and advocates of Clayton Park in Halls. Shopper publisher Sandra Clark originally suggested the land for acquisition by HPUD after learning of the utility’s need for a sanitary sewer overflow storage facility during wet weather events similar to the one KUB built on Broadway at Adair. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has mandated through a consent order that HPUD reduce sanitary sewer overflow and constructing a storage facility is one way HPUD can achieve a reduction during heavy rains. The 12-acre site was purchased from developers Nathan Silvus and Lee Gamble who had sought county approval for a 30,000-squarefoot strip mall to be called Halls Park Center.

Residents along Afton Drive in Halls Heights vigorously opposed the development which would have required extensive fill dirt in an area along Beaver Creek already prone to flooding. The land lies on Norris Freeway at Maynardville Highway and adjoins the Clayton Park, a 10-acre site purchased by donations coordinated by the Legacy Parks Foundation. Hallsdale Powell’s wastewater lines crisscross the property. The site plan for the strip mall was rejected by the Metropolitan Planning Commission and by the Board of Zoning Appeals. The developers, represented by attorney Arthur Seymour Jr., went to court and lost again. But Seymour filed with the state Court of Appeals which overturned Judge Harold Wimberly’s decision and remanded the case. County Commissioner R. Larry Smith met with Law Director Joe Jarret who agreed to pursue an appeal to the state Supreme Court, but meanwhile HPUD commissioners voted to

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purchase the property for $420,000. HPUD president Darren Cardwell said the site is accessible, convenient and has neighborhood support rather than objections. Approximately 5 acres along Beaver Creek has development restrictions but can be used for recreation. Both Smith and Clark thanked HPUD commissioners for stepping up to preserve the land. “Strong parks make strong communities,” said Smith. “The last thing we needed was a strip mall in front of our park.” “The Clayton Park with the HPUD extension on Beaver Creek means Halls has a huge passive park for walkers and kids,” said Clark. “We all see the use at Fountain City Park. The Halls park will be a wonderful community asset now and in the future.” Clayton Foundation donated $300,000 toward purchase of the park land; ShopperNews, through the Scripps Foundation, donated $50,000.

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community HALLS NOTES ■ Halls Business & Professional Association meets at noon each third Tuesday at Beaver Brook Country Club. Lunch is $10. Info: Shannon Carey, 922-4136 or ■ Halls Women’s League will sponsor a “Stuff A Bag” event 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the corner of Maynardville Highway and Cunningham Road. Due to community generosity, The Closet has an abundance of clothes. The League would appreciate a minimum cash donation of $1 a bag. The Closet will be closed for three weeks after March 10 to change from winter to spring/summer wear. It will reopen April 2. Additional parking is available by the building. Info: Charlene, 922-4068; Bonnie, 922-2039; or Mitzi, 377-3521.


Principal for a Day Tuesday morning, 10 a.m. Central High School’s gym is crawling with cacophony. Students are walking this way and that, papers in hand, pencils ready. Teachers and staff are giving guidance. Assistant principal Kristen Jenkins has the whole thing under control.

■ The Farragut and North Knoxville Lions clubs will cosponsor a pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at Applebees, 261 North Peters Road. For tickets, call Norvell Burrow, 693-5449.


FOUNTAIN CITY NOTES ■ Fountain City Business and Professional Association meets at noon each second Wednesday at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. Lunch is $10. Info: Beth Wade, 9711971, ext. 372, or ■ Fontinalis Club will meet Thursday, March 8, at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, 5364 N. Broadway. Board meeting is at 9:30 a.m., coffee hour at 10 and the club meeting is at 10:30. Officers will be elected for the next club year. Lunch will follow at a local restaurant. ■ The Fountain City Republican Club will meet at 6:15 p.m. Monday, March 5, for dinner at Shoney’s on Broadway. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. New officers will be elected and a vote will be taken to change the club’s meeting day. All members past and present are encouraged to attend as well as those who are interested in becoming a member. Info: Michele Carringer, 247-5756 or email ■ 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 at Fountain City Presbyterian Church, 500 Hotel Ave. Info: Jo Ann, 483-8790, 742-4437 or http://www.

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It’s the school’s Registration Fair, at which students are busy picking electives for the upcoming academic year. Football team quarterback Xavier Johnson walks up with a question. Jenkins answers it and smiles. “We get a bad rap sometimes, but where else could you have something this open and this big and have the students doing what they’re supposed to do?” School board member Indya Kincannon comes by after awhile. She’s at the school as Principal for a Day, a program that puts community and business leaders on various campuses for most of the morning. Indya’s been on the board of education since 2004. She’s a mom. But she says the program gives her a different perspective. “It’s good to see the day-today life in the schools, talk to the students, and see the work and challenges the administrators have. Plus, for me personally, Central was just added to my district. I’ve been to the school many times but I haven’t had a chance to get immersed in it yet.” Kincannon says she learned the school’s graduation rate is up. “There’s a greater focus on building relationships.

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School board member Indya Kincannon chats with Central High principal Danny Trent during Kincannon’s stint as Principal for a Day last Tuesday. Talking to the students, they say the only time you saw the previous administration was when you were in trouble. Now, they know them on a name by name basis. And the school is all gussied up, which helps students and staff take pride in the (campus).” Principal Danny Trent says he’s glad the Principal for a Day program has gotten going again this year. “It’s good for (the community) to see the good things going on here. And it’s about the kids, it’s not about us. And hopefully, she’ll (Kincannon) get to see some good, quality teaching. Anybody who wants to come in and hang out … they can give us advice and hopefully give us money,” he said, grinning.

Cemetery meeting March 8 By Betty Bean Fort Sumter Community Cemetery’s annual community meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the cemetery office, 4828 Salem Church Road. Volunteer help is urgently needed and founding board member Bobbie Woodall said that anyone interested in volun-

Central High School quarterback Xavier Johnson gets some help from assistant principal Kristen Jenkins at the school’s Registration Fair last week. Photos by Jake Mabe

Kincannon says it’s more important than ever to know what’s going on in the school system now that public education dominates the headlines. Plus – and these are my words, not Kincannon’s – it’s doubly important when you also have politicians that can’t speak nor think in complete sentences rounding up teachers

like witches at Salem. “You keep hearing ‘improvement.’ And, yes, the schools do need to improve,” Kincannon says. “But first you need to have some exposure to what’s happening.” Keep that in mind when you go to the polls on Tuesday.

teering is welcome to attend or to call 660-6949. The board is also asking for donations toward the upkeep of the cemetery, and Woodall said that $25 a year per plot owner could make a real difference in the budget. She praised the late Irma McConkey, who instructed her son that she wanted donations for cemetery upkeep instead of funeral flowers. “She set a wonderful ex-

ample,” Woodall said. “It was deeply appreciated. Since we don’t assess a maintenance fee, we need plot owners to help.” The board will also be taking bids on mowing for 2012. Personnel will be available to answer questions. The deadline to return sealed bids is 5 p.m. March 29. Send donations to: FSCC, P.O. Box 70283, Knoxville TN 37938.

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In Powell Playhouse production By Sandra Clark The Powell Playhouse set attendance records with the February performances of “Steel Magnolias,” a play written by Robert Harling and directed by Nita Buell Black. “I know it’s a cliché, but we’re all on Cloud Nine,” Black said afterwards. “I’m having a blast.” She was sorry to have turned away people on Saturday and Sunday, but said the fire marshal limits seating to 250 in the Jubilee Banquet Facility. Halls Middle School drama teacher Mindy Barrett played the Dolly Parton role of Truvy, owner of the small town Southern beauty shop that is central to the action. Bonny Baker Pendleton stole the show as Ouiser, a maniacal grump who said, “I’m not crazy. I’ve just been in a very bad mood for 40 years.” The quips keep coming amid the pathos of young Shelby (played by UT senior Katie Dake) who pushes on with life without regard to limitations brought on by her medical problems. She tells her mom, “I’d rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.” Christina Perkins, a graduate student at UT, plays Annelle, a down and out beginning hairdresser who comes to work for Truvy. Her signature quote: “Miss Truvy, I promise that my personal tragedy will not interfere with my ability to do good hair.” Barbara Robertson, a kindergarten teacher at Adrian Burnett Elementary School, played M’Lynn, Shelby’s mom, who carries the dramatic lead. She’s been in plays for her entire life, most re-

cently directing “Just Clay,” a drama team at Salem Baptist Church. Renee Denney as Clairee rounded out the cast. A Powell resident, she is married to Chuck Denney, a Powell Playhouse alumnus. Nita Buell Black is the legendary retired drama coach at Powell High School. And she says one never knows when those school relationships will come in handy. “For our first play, we needed a piano moved from a basement in Holston Hills. For this one, we needed a porcelain sink moved from Karen Long’s house in Broadacres. I just called Travis Moretz, he’s a former student you know, and his family took care of us.” Moretz Moving, based on Callahan Drive, is an established Powell area business. “And Travis brought his girlfriend and came to ‘Steel Magnolias,’” Black said. Jeff Huffaker from Elegant Touch located four old-fashioned hair dryers with the pull-down hoods, and the set absolutely matched a vintage 1980s beauty shop. Buell Black bought a hardback copy of “Steel Magnolias” in 1988. “I had the play but I didn’t have the cast,” she says. “It’s too racy for high school.” So she assembled the cast and Clairee (Renee Denney) is an everbrought the play to the Powell optimistic foil for Ouiser at Truvy’s Playhouse. “I am so pleased. The Beauty Shop. cast was well-balanced, and we had no star. That’s why I had them all come out together at the end.” The actors worked so hard in No job too big or small rehearsal that the lines stopped being funny, she said. “But the 25 Yrs. Experience first time the audience laughed, a QUALITY WORK, LOW PRICES spark went through the cast. I’m Roofing, Kitchens & Baths having a blast.” Additions, Masonry Concrete

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Looking and sounding presidential, Rick Santorum brought his message of limited government and freedom to Powell’s Temple Baptist Church last Wednesday. “We’re heading to Super Tuesday with the wind to our back,” he said, citing the previous day’s Michigan Primary where he matched Mitt Romney for delegates, each with 15. “We were outspent 6 to 1, maybe 10 to 1, in his home state and yet we ran dead even.” Santorum introduced his daughter, Elizabeth, and ment ioned his Knoxville ties. His brother married the daughter of the late Santorum educators Sarah and James “Doc” Simpson. Echoing his remarks

Williams forecasts Obama victory Back when writer/commentator Don Williams was invited to speak to the 6th District Democrats about why Barack Obama should be re-elected, it was a challenging topic. The slight signs of economic recovBetty ery hadn’t been enough Bean to boost Obama’s sagging approval ratings, and top Republican challenger Mitt Romney was running ahead of him in most any poll out there. That was January. By the time his Feb. 28 speaking date rolled around, Romney had stumbled and the case for Obama’s re-election was a far easier sell. “Just to get to the short answer, if you look at it as a contest, it’s got to be a resounding yes. He should easily win re-election. First of all, the guy’s a rock star. People say that as a criticism, but he’s likable, much in the same way as Reagan was likeable. He’s a charmer. When you see him sink a 3-point basketball shot on a dare, or hear him sing Al Greene’s ‘Let’s stay together,’ which instantly became a ringtone … the guy’s got chops,” Williams told some 20 Democrats at the Karns Middle School library. “Even though I have some problems with the Don Williams way it was executed (Williams wishes Obama had taken less of a “top-down,” banks-first approach to the mortgage crisis and done more to help struggling homeowners escape foreclosure), you’ve got to give him some credit for preventing a great depression. Can you imagine 30 percent unemployment?” “Then there’s Obamacare – they’re going to be sorry they (nicknamed it) that,” he said. “I have a grown son who has insurance now because of Obamacare. In the end, he’ll be glad they named it for him.” He ticked off a list of daring foreign policy accomplishments: the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden; leading from behind in the liberation of Libya; ordering the rescue of Americans captured by pirates; and bringing an end to two wars. He cited Obama’s speechifying ability, his “nearly spotless” adult reputation, his attractive family, his civility in the face of opponents who have challenged his religion and his citizenship and called him everything from a Marxist to the son of a Kenyan witchdoctor. “He doesn’t stray into dangerous waters through ignorance. He makes decisions for the long game, and when he errs, he errs on the side of decency and dignity. … He has turned the other cheek again and again – to a fault some of us thought. But in the long run, it stood him in good stead.” Williams points to another reason why the president will be re-elected: “Obama has been blessed by his opponents. Could there be a more embarrassing lot?” Finally, Williams ended by warning the gathered Democrats that as good as Obama’s prospects are now, they could still be upended by a “black swan” event – like Sept. 11, 2001 – that comes out of nowhere and instantaneously rearranges the political landscape.

Sandra Clark from Michigan, Santorum said the U.S. Constitution is the country’s operations manual, “the how,” while the Declaration of Independence is the soul, “the why.” He stood easily in the Baptist pulpit with flags on both sides and a choir behind. “This country is a moral enterprise. … The right to life is fundamental. Without life the other rights don’t much matter. The right to liberty is bigger than property rights. And the pursuit of happiness does not mean to do whatever makes you feel good. It means doing what you ought to do. “This is our American

creed. We are a people that are called to something greater than ourselves.” Santorum called the GOP philosophy “ground up” and the Democratic philosophy “top down.” Settlers came to America to escape oppressive government, he said. “Now the yoke of government is weighing heavily on the people of this country. “This race must be about big things – about who we are at our core. America is an ideal, an ideal that changed the world, an ideal that believes, ‘yes, you can!’ Central to that ideal is liberty.” Specifically, Santorum said he would repeal Obamacare in January 2013. He would authorize construction of the Keystone Pipeline on Day One. He would balance the budget in five years, without cutting defense spending. In 1958, the year he was born, Santorum said de-

fense spending was 60 percent of the federal budget, while now it’s 17 percent. Also that year, entitlements were less than 10 percent of the budget. Now they are 60 percent. “And with Obamacare that will grow to 70 percent. “This is the most important election of your lifetime. … There is no reason to lose hope in America. We just need to believe in ourselves.” Santorum was mobbed by students and guests. He posed for pictures which he urged people to post on Facebook. There were few elected officials present, although I did spot R. Larry Smith. Our governor and two U.S. senators are supporting Romney. But when the dust settles tomorrow, Rick Santorum will have taken Tennessee. You had only to hear him talk in Powell last Wednesday to understand why.

Who would buy the Hall of Fame? It is hard to imagine who would want to buy the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame which Knox County wants to sell. In fact, the organization which operates the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame could decide to relocate out of Knoxville. It is a board composed primarily of persons who do not have ties to this area. Whether they own and could move the contents of the building with them is unclear. It presents a tough issue for County Mayor Tim Burchett and County Commission which rightly see no reason to be the landowner of this building which, unfortunately, attracts few visitors. While Gloria Ray suggested KTSC should buy it, one has to wonder for what purpose? Who would pay its maintenance costs? If the Hall of Fame moves, what does Knox County do with this building with the basketball on top? City Council attorney Rob Frost is starting out at $10,500 less than city Law Director Charles Swanson made when he was council attorney. Vice


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Mayor Nick Pavlis determined a new person should start out at a lesser pay than his predecessor made after 26 years – a wise decision. Expect Frost’s performance to merit a pay increase over the years. Jon Roach, a former city law director and husband of KUB CEO Mintha Roach, is Knoxville’s largest contributor to Barack Obama at $2,000, with $1,000 given June 15, 2011, and the second installment given Dec. 30, 2011. Both Roaches are strong Democrats. No one in Knoxville has given the president the full $2,500 permitted under federal law. It is still likely Obama will win the city of Knoxville in November while losing Knox County by a sizeable margin. Jeff Hagood, Knoxville attorney and close friend of Chattanooga Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, says House

Tim Burchett pleaded a previous commitment to avoid introducing Rick Santorum at Temple and then met with the former senator on his plane. That picture was leaked to a right-wing blog where (hopefully) the large contributors that Burchett doesn’t want to offend would not notice. We talked to Burchett about a persistent rumor in the 8th District that Carter Elementary School will be stopped if a certain candidate is elected to the school board. “Absolutely not true,” said Burchett. “I just talked to the builders Monday and we’re on schedule.” Occupy Nashville protesters are getting a bit snarky about efforts by Gov. Bill Haslam and the Republicancontrolled Legislature to outlaw them on public property. In a fiesty email, Occupy Nashville said if banned from the Legislative Plaza they would occupy the State Capitol,

Rick Santorum brought along his daughter, Elizabeth, to his talk at Temple Baptist Church in Powell where women are discouraged/forbidden from wearing slacks. Elizabeth, wearing slacks, sat behind her dad. When we noted it might well be the first time a woman wearing slacks had been near the Temple pulpit, a friend observed, “or a Catholic.” Mitt Romney did not come to the Public Market at Turkey Creek last Friday, and he never intended to. Yet the event’s publicity fooled two members of the Shopper news team who are trained to discern such things. Sorry, Bill Haslam, but we didn’t hold the presses during a tornado watch to get a shot of you talking about Romney.

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Majority Leader Eric Cantor will host a fundraiser for Fleischmann on April 20 in Knoxville. House Speaker John Boehner has already appeared for Fleischmann in Chattanooga. Fleischmann faces a primary challenge from Weston Wamp, son of former Rep. Zach Wamp. The GOP primary winner is a clear favorite to win in November. The top two House Republicans backing Fleischmann is a clear, unmistakable signal the House leadership is not anxious to have another Wamp return to Congress. Dennis Francis, Knoxville attorney and prominent Democrat, serves on Knox County Election Commission but is the only current member of either party not to have his photo on the Election Commission website. Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation has several seats to fi ll after the Gloria Ray debacle. Former city Law Director Michael Kelley chairs the KTSC nominating committee to seek new members. Interested persons

can email him at mkelley@ It is not clear what standards or criteria will be employed in seeking new members. However, it should be persons who ask questions and take their fiduciary responsibility seriously. The remaining KTSC members seem to recognize they have to reestablish public trust plus work closely with the two mayors. Early voting for the March 6 primary is 15,552 countywide which suggests total voting may not exceed 40,000 – a very light turnout. Heaviest voting was at Downtown West (4,288 votes) and the smallest vote was at Love Kitchen (155 votes). As people realize that Randy Nichols really is retiring as district attorney general in 2014, expect Republicans to make an effort to take back the DA’s office. It is an eight-year term and therefore attractive to many. Nichols has been a likeable DA who has on occasion endorsed Republicans, such as Bill Gibbons (a fellow DA) for governor in 2010.

reclaim foreclosed homes and occupy the restrooms of all Pilot Travel Centers. KCEA has endorsed two school board candidates: Gina Oster in District 3 and the unopposed Indya Kincannon in District 2. Some candidates didn’t even meet with the group’s political action committee, leading one member to say: “Usually they wait until after they’re elected to disrespect us.” Rep. Harry Brooks has set a series of public meetings. I may drop by to discuss his bill to prevent delivery of free newspapers. What a slam. ... ... Meetings are on Saturdays: March 10 at 10 a.m. at Tennessee School for the Deaf and 2 p.m. at Carter Community Library; March 17 at 10 a.m. at Corryton Senior Center and 2 p.m. at Powell Branch Library. – S. Clark

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HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY SHOPPER-NEWS • MARCH 5, 2012 • A-5 1989, 1997 and 1998 come to mind. Terrific players ran to and fro, knocking down rivals on their way to AllAmerica honors and the College Hall of Fame. Herman Hickman, Bob Suffridge, Bowden Wyatt, Doug Atkins, Bob Johnson, Steve DeLong, Ed Molinski, John Michels, Steve Kiner, Reggie White, Frank Emanuel and Chip Kell live on. There were others, oh yes, tailbacks who followed blockers: John Majors, Hank Lauricella, George Cafego, Beattie Feathers, Gene McEver ... and still others. This was home to the Swamp Rat, Hacksaw and Curt Watson, where the Artful Dodger scrambled, Larry Seivers made spectacular catches, Bobby Majors returned punts, Tim Priest picked off passes, Al Wilson backed the line with vigor and Travis Henry rushed for several of his 3,078 yards. The Pride of the Southland band was full of pride.

Tour time Based on the University of Tennessee’s rich tradition, rare appreciation for public relations and endless appetite for money, I, as a graduate and honorary letterman, offer positive suggestions: Former Commissioner John Mills with heart surgeon and Commissioner Richard Briggs. Photo by S. Clark

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Being stubborn can kill you Notes from County Commission By Sandra Clark Commissioners heard a sobering message from a former colleague last week. John Mills told of his near death because he was too stubborn to have symptoms of heart disease checked out. Mills was introduced by Commissioner Richard Briggs who said “John’s is a very, very typical story.� “I’ve been kissed by an angel,� said Mills. He checked off the symptons he ignored: ■Numbness in left arm ■ Sharp pain in right shoulder ■ Pressure on his chest Mills went on to work at Rural/Metro where he was surrounded by paramedics. His boss, Rob Webb, insisted that he go directly to the hospital. “I came within hours of being sorry,� said Mills. “Listen to your body. Don’t be stubborn.� Briggs said heart attack is the country’s No. 1 killer. “The lesson we can learn from John’s story is to know the symptoms and be aware of your loved ones. “There is an element of denial that can kill.� Mills represented the 8th District and at one time chaired the commission. “I love you all,� he said.

Battle of Midway is back A Russellville, Tenn., company wants to buy 22 acres in the proposed Midway Business Park along I-40 at the Midway interchange. P roblem is, the land is not zoned for commercial use and the zoning would require an amendment Patricia Bible to the East County Sector Plan. Yet Patricia Bible came to the commission last week asking for consideration for KaTom, a restaurant supply business. Can she succeed where others have failed? “A smile goes a long way,� she said. Bible has a compelling story, a booming business and about 100 real jobs. “We can be a $100 million company, and we want to move to Knox County,� said Bible. “I’m in,� said commission chair Mike Hammond. On Thursday, The Development Corp. voted to sell the land for $550,000, subject to rezoning. Here we go again.

Now, as we escape the dark ages of football and approach a new dawn, is the time to cash in on the beauty and fame of Neyland Stadium. Open it to fan tours, $7 for adults and $3 for teens. Little people should get a real deal. Call it the beginning of the recruiting process. Route traffic through the gift shop at Gate 20. Sell souvenirs. Provide something free, maybe one folded page with stadium illustration, historic tidbits and a map. Tour guides could be volunteers, nice people, reliable, courteous and able to communicate in several languages so New Yorkers and even Louisiana visitors could ask questions and understand answers. Clean shoes, please, to enter the spacious Peyton Manning Locker Room where, some day soon, great players will again get dressed and great coaches will recite Neyland maxims with the idea of winning big games. Stop at the Lauricella Room where each football Saturday famous Vols and old linemen gather for fellowship. Considering accomplishments, this is a

genuinely modest group. Visitors should be so advised. They might enjoy Vol Network video in the background. Take a walk on ShieldsWatkins Field, sown in 1921, nurtured by a wealthy banker, W.S. Shields, and his gracious wife, Alice Watkins Shields. Oh, the games on the grass – played by real men who really cared, heart and soul, whatever it took, everything on the line, be it sweat and spit, contusions and tears. From 1925 to 1933, there were 55 games without a loss. Think about it. This is where, in 1939, Tennessee completed a season without giving up a single point, all shutouts in a streak of 15. Nothing like that has happened since. Other great teams, in the truest definition, graced that field –1950, 1951, 1956, 1967, 1985,

Ah yes, those were the days. The tour should include the Tom Elam press box and John Ward broadcast center. Offer play by play, home and away. “Give him six!â€? “Touchdown Tennessee!â€? “Willie Gault is going to run all the way to the state capital!â€? “Count it down with me ‌ five, four, three, two, one. The national champion is clad in Big Orange. ‌â€? Visitors must experience sky boxes. They might buy one or two. The Neyland Stadium tour should pause for pics at the statue, the great bronze likeness of Robert R. Neyland, and perhaps return to the starting point for more and better souvenirs. This is a free plan for preserving memories and promoting the marvelous story that was Tennessee football. Who knows, even in hard times, we might earn enough to afford a historian, maybe even Tom Mattingly. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

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‘Shatner’s World’ comes alive! Knoxville to New York and back, driving, 1,400 miles in 50 hours. No big deal, right? It’s our chance to see William Shatner. William Shatner. Captain James Tiberius Kirk of the Starship Enterprise. Or, if you prefer, Denny Crane. Or, if you’re under 20, the guy. Car loaded up, a buddy and I leave Knox Vegas at 5 p.m. (My wife wanted no part of this quixotic quest.) Billy Joel blaring on the iPod, we were ready. Some folks like to get away; take a holiday from the neighborhood …

Virginia. Forever. Then Maryland. Then Pennsylvania. I waved the white flag just across the New Jersey line. Rest stop. We were eating breakfast at Junior’s in Midtown Manhattan by 7 a.m. The server’s name was Cheryl and the eggs were awesome. (And scrambled.) The room at The Milford wasn’t ready. So, I grabbed a Daily News and snickered at Snooki being banned in Newark. Then I grabbed a nap before the matinee. “Shatner’s World (We Just The marquee at the Music Box Theatre on Broadway in Manhattan announces William Shatner’s one-man show, Live in It)” is one hour and 40 “Shatner’s World.” Photo by Jake Mabe

William Shatner in his iconic role of Capt. James T. Kirk on “Star Trek.” File photo

minutes of pure ego. And I mean that in the best sense of the word. Let’s face it: Shatner’s sense of himself is part of his charm. It worked as Kirk. It worked even better as Denny Crane. The show was charming, cute, poignant, perfect. He told us about his big break, on the Shakespearean stage in his native Montreal, stepping in to play “Henry V” for an ill Christopher Plummer. He hammed it up on Broadway 50 years ago in “The World of Suzie Wong” and saved the sinking ship. He lit up live TV, including the infamous night when Lon Chaney Jr. blinked in front of the never-blinking cameras and started spouting stage directions. He saw that thing on the wing in “The Twilight Zone.” And, then, NBC rejected Jeffrey Hunter as the captain of the Enterprise. Shatner got the nod and trekked his way into immortality. But don’t get the idea “Shatner’s World” is a Trekkie tour de force. It’s the story of a life, of a little boy growing up in Montreal who used to skip school for the

burlesque shows and knew he wanted to act. It’s about an equestrian, an actor, a linguist in love with alliteration so much he even recorded Elton John’s “Rocket Man” as a spoken-word album. Look it up. It’s a classic. Shatner says the secret to his success is that he said “yes.” When Chris Plummer was sick, he said yes. When “Star Trek” needed a captain, he said yes. When David E. Kelley needed Denny Crane, he said yes. “Saying ‘yes’ means risk,” Shatner says. But with risk comes reward. After the show we ate Italian on Restaurant Row and watched the snow and skaters at Rockefeller Center. Sunday morning we were up by 7 and gone by 8. I managed to grab a Times and a Daily News on the way to the car. It was the trip of a lifetime and it was gone in a flash and when I crossed into Tennessee I was still humming a nocturne for the blues in a New York state of mind. Visit Jake Mabe online at

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CONDOLENCES Our community recently lost these contributors: Robert Aaron “Bob” Bradley, 64, of Corryton, a member of Bethel Baptist Church and leaves his wife, Glenda. Edgar Robert Bradley W. “E.W.” Brown, 86, a member of Wallace Memorial Baptist Church. He attended and played football at Central High School and served in the Marine Corps in World War II. Billy S. “Bull” Carico, 78, retired USAF colonel, was a fighter pilot who later worked with the Air National Guard in Knoxville. He graduated from UT and was an engineer at ALCOA. He is survived by his wife,

Thea Lynne Carico of Powell. Aud rey Mae Dillard, age 1, leaves her parents, Daniel and Alice Dil-

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lard. Goldie F. Bailey Graham, 93, of Heiskell, was a lifelong member of Macedonia Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Roma Graham. Karl Groen, 82, a retired bus driver and Air Force veteran, leaves his wife, Renae Piedot, and her family in North Knox County. Sarah Lillian Rolen Hatfield, 74, a member of Inskip Baptist Church. She was director of the lo-

cal Arthritis Foundation and active in AARP driver safety programs. James Evan Hopson, 20, leaves a large extended family including his dad, Mark Hopson, and mother, Sherre Hopson Rackley. Agnes “Jeanette” Kennedy, a resident of Hillcrest North who attended Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Virgil Mathews Jr., 66, grew up in Halls and is survived by his wife, Betty. Among his survivors are a sister and brotherin-law, Glenda and Don Darden of Halls. Michael Stephen McCann, 50, was employed by the UT Maintenance Department.

Dr. Wilson Watkins Powers, 87, practiced internal medicine for 50 years including service in the U.S. Navy. He leaves his wife, Rita. Wilson Powers Agnes Watson, 93, was a teacher at Fulton High School and a member of Oakwood Baptist Church for more than 70 years. Dale William “Bill” Yambert, 87, a member of Powell United Methodist Church who attended Central High School and served in World War II. Notices compiled by S. Clark

Halls High School class of 1952 will hold its 60th reunion in conjunction with the yearly alumni banquet Saturday, April 28, at the Halls High School cafeteria. Info: Judson Palmer, 922-7651 or 712-3099.

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. ■ Dante Church of God will distribute Boxes of Blessings (food) 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, until the boxes are gone. Anyone can receive a box, but you must be present. One box per household. Info: 689-4829. ■ 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.

Men’s programs

■ Faith UMC United Methodist Men, 1120 Dry Gap Pike, will host a tamale dinner 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Everyone is invited and encouraged to wear green for St. Patrick’s Day. Tamales are also available for purchase at $12 a dozen. Info: 688-1000 or

Rec programs

■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 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@ ■ New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Avenue Pike, will hold Pilates class 5:45 p.m. each Monday for $5. Info: 689-7001.



■ Walridge Baptist Church will hold a spring revival March 1114 with Dr. Ken Trivette, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

Special services

■ Powell UMC’s XYZ Fellowship will host Holocaust survivor Sonja DuBois at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the worship center. DuBois will give a PowerPoint presentation. Everyone is invited. A covered dish lunch will follow.

Women’s programs

■ Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7225 Old Clinton Pike, will host the women’s brunch “Renewal of Faith through Thought, Word and Deed” 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31. Guest speaker will be Takisha Fitzgerald, assistant district attorney for Knox County, and music will be provided by the Powell High Singers. Brunch will be included. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling the church at 938-7845 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. ■ Knoxville Christian

Women’s Connection will host “Discover Life’s Lost Sheep Luncheon” Thursday, March 8, at Bearden Banquet Hall on Kingston Pike. Fredda Temples and Theresa Phillips will perform, and the inspirational speaker will be Maxine Raines, executive director and founder of Lost Sheep Ministry. Admission is $12 all-inclusive. Complimentary child care will be by reservation only. Info: Call Connie, 693-5298 or email ■ 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.

Youth programs

■ Fountain City UMC’s preschool program will hold registration for the 2012-2013 school year throughout March. Parents of children ages 6 months to 4 years need to stop by the preschool office between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday. Registration fee is $50 ($70 if you need to purchase a rest mat). Info: Susan Todd at 689-5518 or email stodd@

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A cloud of witnesses Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of God. (Hebrews 12: 1-2 NRSV) The question that started the whole conversation was whether ghosts are mentioned in the Bible. Apparently, everyone on all sides was willing to cede the point that was so obvious: the Holy Ghost, as a part of the pre-existing Trinity, present from before the beginning. But were there other ghosts? Spirits who existed separate from the earthly bodies they had once inhabited? And what, exactly, is a ghost? The undispersed, unused energy that is left over after a person dies too young? Are they spooky, to be feared? Are they poor, pitiable souls, wandering abroad with no body, and no hope of being released from their current condition? What is our fascination with ghosts? Have you ever seen one? Well, I claim to have seen one, on the battlefield at Gettysburg, but I can’t be positive. What I saw was a horseman, in a military uniform, come riding up a trail, right up to my car. I remember clearly that the moon was full, and that it was Halloween night (both of which, I realize, could be arguments for an overactive imagination and against the validity of my sighting). But I saw what I saw, and then I was past him, out the Chambersburg Pike and the moment was gone. Years later, there was the creak on the stair that was loud enough to wake me from a deep sleep. I thought I had overslept, and that my husband had come back upstairs to wake me. That’s when I realized my husband was lying beside me. He had been awakened too, and was alert and reaching for his pistol. We searched the house over, but there was no one else there. Anyhow, thanks to Strong’s Concordance, that amazing tome that catalogs every word

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Special Olympics are extra special By Ruth White

Rheinecker enjoys hanging with Coker and helping make sure events such as the Special Olympics are fun for him. The pair recently participated in a bocce ball event in Nashville, working together as a team. Being a peer tutor is a lot of responsibility and hard work, but something that Rheinecker loves doing. “Blake is the coolest kid I know,” said Rheinecker. “He is really smart and the best computer guy that I know.” Coker enjoys his time spent with Rheinecker because to him, his peer tutor is a good, supportive friend. When asked why he thinks he’s the coolest kid in the school, Blake responded, “Because I’m Blake Coker” and shows off a big grin. Rheinecker said that Coker is well liked at the school because he is so friendly to everyone and is always happy. “His being so happy makes everyone else happy.”

The event is called the Special Olympics and for obvious reasons – the students who participate in the program are nothing short of special, big-hearted individuals. Gresham Middle School was host to the Special Olympics volleyball event this year and teacher Kiley Gray went above and beyond to organize the games against Carter Middle. “The special education students at Gresham are awesome,” said Gray. “They are the coolest kids in the school.” Gray’s sentiments are expressed by many students and staff members at the school. The games were not the typical hard-hitting, ball-slamming matches one might be accustomed to watching. Seventh grade student Dane Rheinecker is a peer tutor at Gresham and is friends with Blake Coker.

Local students make dean’s list at Maryville College Gibbs High School put two graduates on the dean’s list for the fall semester at Maryville College. They are: Corey Hairrell and Hallie Jackson. Halls High had four graduates on the list: Michael Arpino, Garrett Gresham, Garrett Painter and Ravyn Thompson. Christian Academy of Knoxville had three: Sarah Austin, Kelsey Brown and Jillian Norris, while Berean Christian School had one: Elisabeth Klouda. Grace Christian Academy had one grad on the list: Kimberlee Green. Knox Catholic High placed six: Meagan Attanasio, Celeste De La Rosa, Rachel Dunn, Matthew Hale, Patrick Nkurunziza and Leah Petr. Qualification for the dean’s list includes a grade point average of at least 3.6 in all work undertaken with no grade below a “C.” Only full-time students are considered.

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Dane Rheinecker, peer tutor at Gresham Middle School, receives a hug from his friend Blake Coker during the Special Olympics volleyball match against Carter Middle School. Photo

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Jones shares love of reading with students year and was honored to be selected because the school is ‘a community of learning and everyone on staff is wonderful and deserving.’ She graduated from the University of Tennessee with a master’s degree from the School of Information Science and has a master’s degree in Child and Family Studies. Jones loved reading books to her children when they were young, and once they Sterchi library media specialist Lou Jones was recently selectwere grown, she decided ed building level Teacher of the Year by staff members. Photo to share her passion with by Ruth White many other children. Over the past 14 years the fact that she gets to By Ruth White For Lou Jones, the li- see everyone in the school Jones has been at Sterchi, brary is the heart of the and watch them grow up the library has changed and it is not just about school. Jones is Sterchi through the years. Jones was selected as books anymore, but about Elementary’s library media specialist and loves Sterchi’s teacher of the technology. “I have enjoyed



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Book fair at Brickey-McCloud Jacob Hoover, Tucker Kimbro and Hila Williford share a couch and a love for reading during the Shannondale Elementary School book fair. The book fair was a big success for the school and the library was packed with students and parents most of the evening. A portion of the sales is returned to the school. Photos by Ruth White

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North Knox FFA gets food grant By Jake Mabe The North Knox Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center/Halls High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter has received $2,500 as part of the inaugural FFA: Food for All grant program. It provides grant monies to local FFA chapters to support yearlong service-learning projects focused on developing and implementing sustainable hunger relief projects. Sponsor Mike Blankenship says the North Knox FFA chapter’s goal is to produce 500 pounds of fresh produce for the Halls High cafeteria between now Blankenship and November. He says the group was contacted by Steve Cass of the state Department of Education about the grant. FFA chapters nationally

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A-12 • MARCH 5, 2012 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY SHOPPER-NEWS Students represented Halls Middle School proudly at the East TSA Regional competition. Pictured are: (seated) Hallie Henegar, Michaela Ellis, Carlie Tallent; (standing) Elizabeth Durfee, Miller Sullivan, Jacob Catlett, Cameron Yeary and Bethany Karnes, who all earned the TSA Bronze Star Achievement Award for outstanding leadership and dedication to the Halls Middle School Chapter and Tennessee TSA. Each student received the honor based on community service, leadership, academic achievement and involvement in the school’s technology program.

Career fair draws huge crowd Halls Middle School student MacKenzie Brantley stopped by the Shopper-News booth at the Knox County Career Fair. Brantley and friends attended the fair to check out career opportunities for the future. Photo by Jake Mabe

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Kernses celebrate 65 years Janette and Thomas Kerns celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Feb. 24 at Arminda Community Center. They have three children: Thomas Kerns (married to Brenda), Tanya Peters (married to Terry) and the late Trula Kerns. They also have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Thomas is retired from Norfolk Southern Railway, and Janette is a homemaker. They met in school where he played football and she was a majorette.

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Vagrants abound Rogero pledges help By Betty Bean

Pulling up stakes is hard to do when a business has been in one location for 60 years, but the owner of Harb’s Carpets, a block north of the Mission District on Broadway, says that staying put is getting even harder. “We’ve been in downtown for 80 years, in this location for 60,” said Johnny Harb, whose grandfather John Harb Sr. and great uncle W.J. Harb founded the business in 1926. “We like it down here. Our family has a lot of history here, and that’s why we’re hanging in, hoping the situation is improving.” Harb was one of about 100 North Knoxville business owners and residents who met with Mayor Madeline Rogero, Police Chief David Rausch and other members of the city administration at the Broadway Academy of Performing Arts last week looking for answers to their questions.

“We don’t want to board up our property,” Harb said, but the only interest he drew when he put out feelers for potential tenants was two out-of-town churches wanting to minister to the homeless. Others in the audience said that church people from other parts of town are exacerbating North Knoxville’s problems, despite their good intentions. “I understand that happens a lot,” Harb said. “In the building next door to us, they rented to a ministry. The next morning, there’d be coffee cups all over the place. They finally quit. There is a lot of desire, more so than you would imagine, from these ministries and churches to be in this area. The city’s doing a real good job of holding it down, but they just keep trying. …” Harb and many others present for the meeting are keeping a wary eye on a building across the street from Harb’s Carpets that Focus Prison Ministries purchased to use as a residence for 24 to 30 parolees. City redevelopment director Bob

Whetsel said that project has been stymied by the requirement that it gets a use-on-review from the Metropolitan Planning Commission. “They’ve been stopped cold in their tracks,” he said. Longtime Fourth &Gill homeowner Barbara Simpson complained that a city ordinance passed two years ago prohibiting sitting or lying on sidewalks isn’t being aggressively enforced. Rausch said that his officers are vigilant, but cannot cite violators of the “sit and lie” ordinance as along as there’s enough sidewalk space to walk around them. Simpson is skeptical: “I’d like to see what would happen if I decided to lie down on the sidewalk in West Knoxville,” she said. “I don’t think they’re enforcing that ordinance the same way in every part of town.” Rausch said he is making a practice of walking the streets of North Knoxville. “I wandered down Broadway just the other

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Twice in February, the historic Tennessee Theatre was filled with the sounds of the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association. The free concerts were sponsored by The First Tennessee Foundation. The first featured the Youth Symphony Orchestra, led by music director James Fellenbaum. This concert featured solos by the winners of the Youth Concerto Competition: Ellie Lai, piano; Catherine Rothery, flute; and Chloe Fansler Amelia Harvel, violin. Fellenbaum says the concert allowed the Youth Orchestra to realize two goals: To perform a stand-alone, full-length concert by themselves and to accompany three soloists. The second concert featured performances by four of the five orchestras in the Association: the Preludium, led by Erin Archer; the Philharmonia, led by Katie Hutchinson; Sinfonia, led by Association general manager Kathy Hart-Reilly; and the Youth Chamber Orchestra, led by Wesley Baldwin. The KSYO Association, entering its 38th season, is an auditioned full symphonic orchestra comprised of some of the area’s most talented young musicians. It performs at least three concerts during the season and is open to all students grade 12 and younger who play an orchestral instrument. Its mission according to Fellenbaum is twofold. “We work in a professional environment to educate students through high level orchestral training, all while developing new audiences for symphonic music.” Their next concert is May 7 at the Tennessee Theatre. Sponsored by the Knoxville Symphony League and the Knoxville Symphony Society, the KSYO is comprised of five ensembles and a training class totaling more than 250 student musicians. Members may also choose to participate in the Association’s Chamber Music Program where they have the opportunity to play in smaller ensembles. Fellenbaum says, “It’s amazing the amount of growth we continue to see in membership of our youth orchestra groups.” The First Tennessee Foundation is proud to sponsor these talented young performers.

My dad, who ran a law of- business relationships come fice in Halls for 30 years, was easy, I think. a member of the North KnoxSo, every time I hear ville Rotary back in the day. about networking events these days, I think back to that day beside the duck pond. Newspaper reporters showed up, and I think they were even on TV. The Shannon respect those serious busiCarey ness guys won that day was worth 20 $100 luncheons. Yes, one way to grow your business is to grow If you don’t know what your contacts. But, there the Rotary is, give it a are more valuable ways to Google search. It’s an indo it than sipping a latte ternational club of business people who get together for with someone. The respect lunch and to do good things that comes with being a contributing member of the in the community. My first Rotary experi- community beats the pants ence came at the ripe old off networking any day. Next time you’re temptage of 4, when Fountain City Lake, aka the Duck ed to spend money on a Pond, had to be drained and high-powered networking dredged. First order of busi- group, take a moment to think who else could use ness: round up the ducks. I watched from the side- that money. Maybe you lines as Dad, our old Labrador should donate it to your loLinus, and other Rotarians cal PTA or Boy Scout troop waded armpit-deep in water instead. Who knows? You might and waist-deep in muck to herd those ducks. Once you’ve wind up in a newspaper, herded ducks with somebody, too.

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1219 E. Pkwy., Hwy. 321, Gatlinburg, TN (865) 430-9844

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11501 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN (865) 692-5183

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5801 Western Ave., Knoxville, TN (865) 584-0115

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2799 Hwy. 72 N., Loudon, TN (865) 458-5312

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3501 West Emory Road, Powell, TN (865) 938-2838

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1130 S. Roane Street, Harriman, TN (865) 882-0117

9565 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN (865) 539-0580

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508 E. Tri-County Blvd., Oliver Springs, TN (865) 435-1187

4216 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN (865) 686-1761

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11503 Chapman Highway, Seymour, TN (865) 579-4728

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2135 E. Broadway Ave., Maryville, TN (865) 981-4338

8905 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN (865) 694-1935

4805 N. Broadway, Fountain City, TN (865) 281-0286

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300 Market Drive, Lenoir City, TN (865) 986-7032

2712 Loves Creek Road, Knoxville, TN (865) 633-5008

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1610 W. Broadway Ave., Maryville, TN (865) 380-0110

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1000 Ladd Landing, Kingston, TN (865) 717-7085

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March 5, 2012


In-room birth delivers an excellent experience for mom and baby When her second baby was born February 1, Katelyn and Robbie Liles welcomed him into a homelike room at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. The couple chose one of the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seven LDRP suites, specially designed spaces in which a woman can safely labor, deliver her baby and visit with family afterward all in one space. LDRP stands for labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In comparison to a regular room, it felt less hospital-like. All the equipment is tucked in discreetly,â&#x20AC;? explains Katelyn Liles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was just very relaxing.â&#x20AC;? For her ďŹ rst child, Liles was in a traditional labor room, which means she had to switch locations for the delivery and for postpartum. The LDRP, she says, was a wonderful choice. Fort Sandersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; newly renovated LDRP suites have become a popular selection for women having a vaginal birth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was nice to have the same nurses all the time and not move from room to room,â&#x20AC;? says Liles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I enjoyed being able to keep my baby in the room with me the whole time. Something about that was so reassuring.â&#x20AC;? The LDRP bed can be reconďŹ gured into a delivery table without even moving the mother. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bed is actually very comfortable,â&#x20AC;?

Owen Liles (held by dad Robbie) was recently born in a LDRP suite at Fort Sanders Regional. Big sister Avery and mom Katelyn celebrated baby Owenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birth with a birthday party in the hospital.

laughs Liles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It feels like a regular bed until time to deliver the baby, then you just lie there, and they remove the bottom and the stirrups come up, and it elevates into a seated position if needed.â&#x20AC;? After birth, a baby can stay with his or her mother full time or go

Be baby-ready: Attend Teddy Bear U! Congratulations! Becoming a parent is an exciting and challenging time. Teddy Bear University at Fort Sanders Regional is designed to help you develop the k n o w l edge, skills and confidence to prepare for the birth of your child. A variety of expectant parent Teddy Bear University classes, ranging from pregnancy and childbirth to breastfeeding and infant CPR, are offered at Fort Sanders Regional. There are also classes for big brothers and sisters, as well as parents expecting â&#x20AC;&#x153;marvelous multiples.â&#x20AC;? Classes fill quickly, so be sure to reserve your space before your fifth or sixth month of pregnancy. For Teddy Bear University classes and dates, call 865-673-FORT (3678) or visit

to the nursery if she prefers. Baby Owen was checked for health in the LDRP room and received his ďŹ rst bath there, too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I got to watch that, and I actually really valued that part,â&#x20AC;? remembers Liles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And it was really nice having the warmer for

the baby right in the room, next to me.â&#x20AC;? Despite its home-like appearance, the LDRP suites contain emergency medical equipment hidden away in the bedroom furniture. Patients can receive pain medications in the room, and

thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an infant warmer ready to go as well. Each LDRP suite also has a bathroom with either a shower or whirlpool. The room also has a baby crib and a chair that pulls out to make a bed for a visitor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My mom stayed with me at night, and she said it was pretty comfortable too,â&#x20AC;? says Liles. After baby Owenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birth, his big sister, Avery, 2, wanted to throw a birthday party in the LDRP suite. The nursing staff helped her sing â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy Birthday,â&#x20AC;? but the decorations were decidedly Averyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; pink princess balloons. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure my son didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind,â&#x20AC;? Liles says with a laugh. Liles had the same labor and delivery nurse for Owen that she had for Averyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birth, Amber Squires. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel really blessed by that. Amber is an amazing nurse. They all are, but sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just fabulous.â&#x20AC;? Dr. Ellen Moffat delivered Owen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s absolutely fabulous, a really good doctor, too,â&#x20AC;? says Liles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I just felt like I was in really good hands, absolutely. Fort Sanders was excellent,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overall it was such a good experience. Someday I want another baby, and I will deďŹ nitely use Fort Sanders.â&#x20AC;?

Labor in luxury with Fort Sanders birthing suites High-risk pregnancies have always been the specialty of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, but now, the hospital has six suites just for low-risk patients as well. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re called LDRP rooms (for labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum), and they offer a home-like environment and privacy for mother, child and family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a warm, homey feeling,â&#x20AC;? explains Fort Sanders Director of Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services Bernie Hurst. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more of a bedroom than a hospital room. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very nice.â&#x20AC;? In an LDRP suite, the bed is all-in-one, adjustable for labor, but fitted with an extra mattress afterward for a more comfortable stay. The furniture in the room includes wood dressers that hide medical equipment and a wooden bassinet for the baby. Other family members can stay as well, in a chair that transforms into a bed. Each LDRP room has a shower and two of the labor and deliver rooms also have whirlpool tubs. Nearby are facilities for more high-risk births, premature labor and emergency Caesarean-section deliveries. The hospital has a Level II nursery on site to care for moderately premature babies. Any newborn needing extra care is transferred quickly to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) across the street at East Tennessee Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital via the underground tunnel that links the two buildings. Neonatologists

at Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital work closely with physicians at Fort Sanders for any highrisk pregnancy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have anything and everything youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d want for having a baby,â&#x20AC;? says Hurst. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can offer more options than anywhere else because we have both high-risk and low-risk care.â&#x20AC;? Fort Sanders has long been the leading hospital in East Tennessee for highrisk, multiple deliveries. Last year, Fort Sanders physicians delivered 51 sets of

twins, plus two sets of triplets. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have very good outcomes.â&#x20AC;? says Hurst. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re proud of our high success rate with our multiples, twins, triplets and quads. Plus, we love babies because we do more deliveries than any other facility in the area.â&#x20AC;? For additional information about Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Services at Fort Sanders Regional, call 865-673-FORT (3678) or log onto

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Stimpy hopes for a second chance Stimpy has fallen on hard times and is looking for a fresh start. He was initially surrendered at a shelter in Knox County with his friend Ren, who was euthanized before the pair could be picked up by the Humane Society.

Sara Barrett

Critter Tales Stimpy is now by himself, trying to cope with the loss of Ren and hoping a new family will come his way. Amber Mullins, event and volunteer coordinator for the Humane Society, said Stimpy’s a big teddy bear, but she thinks his size scares people off. Stimpy’s tail is wrapped in surgical tape because “he’s so happy all the time … he wags it so much that it wacks his cage.” This condition is expected to improve once he’s in an open space, such as a fenced backyard. The Great Dane mix is great with kids and seems to be fine around cats and other dogs. He has been neutered, microchipped, dewormed, vaccinated and loved by the people at the Humane Society.

offered to help with the animals they rescued. The note was so touching, I wanted to share part of it with you: “ … Two weeks ago, I and two other ladies trek to YWAC to help. As we were led to the rooms that these (rescued) cats were held in, we passed room after room of animals. I’d never seen so many animals and the thought of this being one shelter in one town was so sad. The most disturbing was that during the four hours we were there ‘evaluating’ cats, the f low of cars (surrendering) animals to the shelter never stopped. “… I cry as I type this, I cry for each of those poor souls brought there in that one day and cry for all those in the past, and God help the ones to be brought in tomorrow. I cry for the workers at the shelter who look into the faces of these lost, unwanted, abused and unAmber Mullins of the Humane Society spends some time with loved animals every day. “Just as we who work in adoptable dog Stimpy. He’s almost as tall as she is when he rescue struggle to save ‘one stands on his back legs. Photo by S. Barrett more’ and sometimes question if we’re making a differThere is an adoption fee Additional note: I re- ence, we must continue to of $150 which will help cov- ceived a letter from a mem- remind ourselves … it mater medical expenses, sup- ber of the Stray Connection ters everything to those few plies and general overhead rescue group regarding last we are able to save.” for the shelter. week’s column. This group If you have a question or For more information has been assisting with the comment for Sara, call her about Stimpy, call 573- recent hoarding situation at 218-9378 or email her at 9675 or visit www.humane on Murphy Road. Young- barretts@shoppernewsnow. Williams had graciously com.

We need homes to call our own! Lola, female Chihuahua mix, 5-months-old, 7 pounds

SBRET ha of Chih s lots uahuas a Chihua hua mix nd es. Please jo Wome in us at the n Toda yE at t h e Knoxv xpo ille Conve nt March ion Center 16 meet d -18 and ogs like these and mo re!

Belly dancing at the senior center Rusty Leslie is one of the belly dance instructors at the John T. O’ Connor Senior Center. A new class starts for beginners at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, and advanced dancers meet at 12:30 p.m. on Mondays. The class provides a fun workout for senior adults with little impact on joints. For more information, contact the center, 673-4913. Photo by Ruth White

■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 12-13, Grace Baptist Church, 7171 Oak Ridge Highway. ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 12-13, Chota Recreation Center, 145 Awohli Drive, Loudon. ■ 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, Dandridge Senior Center, 917 Elliott Ferry Road, Dandridge. ■ Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 15-16, South Knoxville Center, 6728 Martel Lane.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASSES For registration info about these and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. ■ 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 5-6, St. Mark’s UMC, 3359 Louisville Road, Louisville.

■ Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, March 21-22, O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 22-23, Mid-East Community Action Center, 1362 N. Gateway Ave., Rockwood.

Mission Statement: To improve the quality of life of all those God places in our path by building on our experiences of the past, pursuing our vision for the future and creating caring life-long relationships.

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HEALTH NOTES ■ A demonstration of the Alexander Technique will be held at noon Tuesday, March 20, at Lawson McGhee Library. The technique shows how to move with more ease and better posture. Info: Lilly Sutton, 387-7600, or ■ Alzheimer’s caregiver support group meets 6-7 p.m. each third Thursday at Elmcroft Assisted Living and Memory Care in Halls. Light refreshments. RSVP appreciated. Info: 925-2668. ■ Alzheimer’s support group meets 6:30 p.m. each first Thursday at Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7225 Old Clinton Pike. Info: 938-7245. ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee (formerly the Wellness Community), 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or ■ Covenant Health’s Bodyworks offers community exercise for all ages at $3 per class. Classes include Easy Cardio Max, Mind and Body, and Senior Cardio. Visit bodyworks or call 5414500 to find a location near you. ■ Gastrointestinal Associates is encouraging first-time patients to be screened for colon cancer Thursday, March 8, during National Colon Cancer Screening Day. Anyone 50 or older (45 or older for AfricanAmericans) should be screened. Info: www. ■ Grief support groups at Fort Sanders Sevier Hospital 6 p.m. each first Thursday; 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each third Wednesday at the Covenant Home Care Knoxville office; and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each fourth Wednesday at the Covenant Home Care Oak Ridge office. Registration is required. Info or to register: 541-4500. ■ Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. each third Monday at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 218-7081.



12 Apts - Unfurnished 71 Wanted To Rent 82 Dogs


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COTON DE TULEAR DODGE SLT 2009, reg pups, 4 M, $800, 1 cab, 4x4, 5,500 mi, F, $1000. AKC/FSS like new, white, Hemi, reg. Ready today! $20,000. 865-705-8886 Will Consider ***Web ID# 942556*** Call 423-784-4422. Collectibles, Diamonds ***Web ID# 942878*** or Old Guns. FORD F150 2003, King Free Appraisals Eng. Bulldog puppies, ranch, loaded, extra NKC reg, 1 M & 1 7600 Oak Ridge Hwy. sharp, 155K mi, 865-599-4915 $10,200. 865-233-4849 F, S&W, $1500 obo. 865-924-4430 Kingston XTERRA XE, ***Web ID# 941521*** Medical Supplies 219 NISSAN 2001, silver, 4x4, V6, towing pkg, 114k mi, ENGLISH BULL Dog $7200. 865-599-2132 Pups, 7 wks, 3 F, 2 BRUNO POWER M, S&W, $1500. Call CHAIR LIFT for 865-435-2829; 207-1120 van or pickup, $650 ***Web ID# 941446*** or B.O. 865-457-4955

KARNS AREA, 2 BR, 2 1/2 BA, stove, reFor Sale By Owner 40a frig., DW, W/D conn, no pets. $850. 865-691-8822; 660-3584 4BR 4BA, 6169 sq ft, formal living room/dining SONLIGHT APARTroom, large kitchen, MENTS - One level, breakfast room, handicapped accesscreened porch & sible, w/d conn., stamped patio, full finwalk to church, ished basement w/ close to shopping. kitchen. 1.89 acres. $530/mo. includes Must see! $629,900. 922water & trash pick7042, 660-5947. up. Section 8 vouchers accepted. Call NEWPORT. 3 BR, 2 BA, Steve 865-679-3903 2 story, approx 2 yrs old with 1568 +/- SF. 361 Woodson Dr. Apts - Furnished 72 Asking $114,900 & owner will finance w/$5,750 dwn. Bill 877-488-5060, ext 323

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AREA 2-STORY 6 ACRES w/creek. HALLS TOWNHOUSE Owner financing. 1 hr 2 large BR/1.5BA from Knoxville. kitchen appls incl'd, $31,500. 517-416-0600 W/D conn. No pets, $550/mo + $550 damage dep. 1-yr lease. Cemetery Lots 49 254-9552, 388-3232

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North Knoxville’s Best

Bridal Show 2012 H

alf the fun of being a bride is planning your special day. But you don’t have to go far from home to find all the wonderful vendors who can help make your wedding fabulous. For the second year, North Knoxville’s Best Bridal Show will grace Beaver Brook Country Club off Cunningham Road in Halls. The event will be held 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Admission is free for brides-to-be and a guest. Attendees will be treated to hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment throughout the day, the perfect girls’ day out for you and your maid of honor. But that’s not all. North Knoxville’s Best Bridal Show is a onestop-shop for Knoxville’s finest wedding vendors. Florists, DJs, caterers, jewelers, stylists, photographers, gift merchants, fitness experts and more will all be under one roof. Purveyors of formal wear for men and women will also be available to outfit the entire bridal party. Of course, the show is the perfect opportunity to scope out the spectacular venue at Beaver Brook Country Club. Perched atop a hill, Beaver Brook offers sweeping, scenic views from its grand ballroom. Featuring vaulted ceilings, plenty of space for all your guests, and even a dance floor, Beaver Brook is an excellent space to host your wedding ceremony and reception. Brides can even book their reservations at Beaver Brook right there at the bridal show. You don’t have to be a member of the club to book the ballroom and use Beaver Brook’s expert catering services. North Knoxville’s Best Bridal Show is co-sponsored by B97.5, Shopper-News and Beaver Brook Country Club. The club is located at 6800 Beaver Brook Road off Cunningham Road in Halls. Info: Deborah Dunbar Mauldin, 740-4098; Eddie Smith, 689-5177 ext. 11; or

Vendors I Do Weddings Mary Kay – Bobbi Luttrell Party Boys DJ Show Above The Rest Balloon & Event Design Fountain City Jewelers Special Notes Entertainment Agency Ogle Entertainment Weddings By Suzan Rosa’s Catering 31 Gifts By Erin Campbell Midnight Magic Studios Christy Goranflo – Stylist TVA Credit Union Smokey Mountain Sounds Ruffles & Rouge Events

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