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VOL. 50, NO. 19

MAY 9, 2011


Turning it all around Breakfast honors CHS students for exceptional academic gains See story on page A-13

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People, events and more! See page A-17

‘Scoop’ Remembering old-school newspaper reporter Bob Cunningham See Dr. Tumblin’s column on page A-7



Norman says fire was ‘meant to send me a message’ By Betty Bean April 4 was unseasonably hot, with gusty winds up to 35 miles per hour. Around 10 a.m., a resident of Plumwood Road in West Haven noticed smoke billowing up from Tony Norman’s yard and called the Knoxville Fire Department. Before it was doused, the flames had climbed about 35 feet up a hickory tree, consumed a 15-foot section of a wooden privacy fence and destroyed a storage shed and its contents. The remains of a blue plastic Waste Connections container are puddled on the ground. Some small ornamental cedars closer to the house are badly, probably fatally, singed. Arson investigators told Norman and his wife, Jani, that the fire had been deliberately set, and although the damage was relatively minor, the “what ifs” were frightening. The property is heavily wooded, the fire not far from the wood-frame house. The Normans say the “whys” are disturbing as well. “I have a friend who was a private investigator who looked at it, and he said. ‘Obviously, somebody had been to your house at least twice (once to case property, once to set the fire).’ He

The burnt fence on Norman’s property.

Tony Norman surveys the spot where someone set his property on fire. Photos by Ruth White said it was an amateurish job meant to send me a message.” The Normans hadn’t spoken publicly about the fire until a meeting of the West Knox County Council of Homeowners when Tony Norman was called upon to talk about the Hillside and Ridgetop Protection Plan, which County Commission rejected by a 6-5 vote at its April meeting. The slope protection plan is a joint city/county project developed over a threeyear period by a group of

volunteers and Metropolitan Planning Commission staffers. Norman is the cochair and the face of the plan, which would apply to slopes of 15 percent or more, prohibit development on 50 percent grades and impose stricter guidelines for clearing and grading on steep slopes. The plan would allow narrower roads and shorter setback requirements for higher elevations with incentives for developers to place ridgetops under conservation easements. It is unpopular with de-

velopers, real estate interests and the Chamber of Commerce, and Norman has become a target of hate mail and Internet invective, which he says ramped up after Mayor Tim Burchett became a vocal critic of the plan. “A group of people and the Chamber decided this is not good for economic development,” Norman told the homeowners’ group. “In the end, the Chamber decided this needed to be killed, and they came up with their strategy to kill it.”

After Norman said that his wife and son would like to see him step back from the plan, Jani asked to be recognized. She said they have received “hate mail” and called the last few months “a horrible, horrible ordeal. “Three weeks before the vote, our property was set on fire. If we hadn’t had a Good Samaritan neighbor, 10 minutes later our house would have been set on fire.” City Council will be taking up the slope protection plan next, and Norman said he doesn’t plan to quit advocating for it. “This just makes me more determined,” he said.


How four teachers made a difference Chad Edwards says thanks, 50 years later See page A-6

Friendship Force charter member Humorist Sam Venable shares some Barbara Nix sips champagne at the jokes concerning old age with the group’s 30th anniversary celebration. Friendship Force. Photos by N. Lester


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they come to America. Bill and Ruth Boys have been on several trips through the years and always enjoyed being a guest in a foreign home. “The best part about Friendship Force is staying in a native’s home instead of in a hotel,” Bill Boys said. “You are really immersed in the culture that way instead of being a normal tourist.” Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn began the program in Georgia when he was governor, and launched it nationally in 1977 after Carter became president. The organization came to Knoxville in 1981. Aileen Caldwell campaigned for four years to start the chapter. In the last 30 years, Knoxville members have exchanged with residents of Germany, Korea, Brazil, Israel, England, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Colombia. Venable paused during his routine to encourage members to keep traveling as a way to maintain their youth. “It doesn’t matter if you get older,” he said, “as long as you refuse to grow up.”

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Scouts learn life lessons at Camporee Jesse McMillan and Caleb Brothers from Boy Scout Troop 25, sponsored by Fountain City Presbyterian Church, show Randall Barnes how to use a compass to find points on a map during the Great Smoky Mountain Council Echota District’s Camporee at Victor Ashe Park on April 30. Photo by Jake Mabe


As the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death circulated around the globe, a group of Knoxvillians celebrated 30 years of international travel. Before humorist Sam Venable began his sketch at Friendship Force Knoxville’s 30th anniversary celebration in Maryville, he wondered what the world would have been like with a more widespread Friendship Force presence. “Had more people bought into ideas like this organization we may have never had the twin tower incident, this war or the news of (Bin Laden’s) death the past few days,” Venable said. “I would hope that efforts like yours would continue to provide rich fruit and bridge cultural gaps.” Friendship Force is a nonprofit organization that facilitates international exchanges all over the world. Members stay in a country’s Friendship Force residents’ homes and, in return, they host the families when

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Bragging rights This is not a profession known for extravagant financial rewards. Most reporters do what they do simply because they couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Nor do journalists receive much respect from the public at large these days. We’re too far left or too far right; we fail to take a stand or we shouldn’t take a stand; we miss the big picture or we miss the crucial detail; or maybe we should just fold our tents and let the citizen journalists crowding the Web keep everyone informed. Who are they kidding? We love the business despite the low pay, long hours and the critics. And when your work is considered worthy of recognition by your peers, well, that’s just a bonus. On April 29 the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists held its annual Golden Press Card Awards banquet. Journalists from around the region submitted their work for review by a panel in Pittsburgh, Pa., and the Shopper-News acquitted itself admirably. Taking home awards were (in alphabetical order): ■ Personal Columns: Honorable Mention, Shannon Carey, for “Moms 101” ■ Deadline Photography: Honorable Mention, Shannon Carey, for “Building the Future” ■ Feature Writing: Jake Mabe, Honorable Mention, for “I’m Afraid the Town Is Gone” ■ Page One Designs: Award of Merit, Shopper-News Graphics Department ■ Editorials: Award of Excellence, Larry Van Guilder While we’re in bragging mode, I’ll point out that this year’s haul was nothing out of the ordinary for our newspaper. The Shopper-News consistently garners recognition for the work of its reporters, its compositors and its graphics professionals. Always mindful that “pride goeth before a fall,” we’ll keep working to bring you award-winning coverage each week. In our features section today, Jake Mabe brings you the story of how four teachers changed a young man’s life nearly 50 years ago. In government and politics, read some federal cost-cutting suggestions from former Ambassador Victor Ashe, then find out why peanut butter and jelly sandwiches may become a forgotten delicacy at the local hoosegow. As always, whether you live in Halls, Fountain City, Powell, Karns, Bearden or Farragut, we’ve got you covered in print and online at Contact Larry Van Guilder at

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A big crowd packed the Halls Alumni Dinner in the Halls High cafeteria on April 30. Classes were represented from the 1940s up to 2010, Jefferson the latter in the form of Jordan Jefferson, the first recipient of the Alumni Scholarship. Jordan says he’s attending UT and should finish the semester with a 3.1 or 3.2 GPA. Ruth Haynes, the school secretary from 1942 to 1982, got a standing ovation. She is the first inductee into the Halls High AlumHaynes ni Wall of Fame. Somebody said Mrs. Haynes loved her job so much she’d have done it for free. Former principal J.W. Phifer said Mrs. Haynes was the first person he was told to report to when he got the job in the mid1960s. Alumni Association

This small memorial will serve as a stand-in to the memorial being planned for known Halls High School students killed during military service, which is being put together by the Halls Alumni Association. Photos by Jake Mabe

president David Wayland also presented plaques to Eddie Bright and to the family of Randall Stout, Bright the two other inductees. Stout lives in California and was unable to attend. A special event will be held for them later this year. Wayland and Esta Arnold also showed off the small memorial that will serve as a stand-in to the Veterans Memorial being prepared, which will honor Halls High students killed while serving in the military. Anyone who hasn’t yet reported a name to David Wayland can do so by calling him at 922-7615. The stars of the night were the Class of ’61 on their golden anniversary. The Halls Jazz Band played while everybody ate dinner. I got a hug from Mary Brewster. Picture perfect Saturday night in Halls.

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Nathan Sanders and assistant scoutmaster Robert Ezell from Troop 500 in the Gibbs/Corryton area put together a catapult at the Great Smoky Mountain Council Echota District’s Camporee at Victor Ashe Park on April 30. Tyler Anthony and Jacob Ray from Troop 506 in Halls demonstrate at the Camporee the Philmont Method of keeping food, drinks, etc., tied 10-20 feet up off the ground during a campout to keep the food out of the reach of bears and other animals.

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Don’t believe all the doom and gloom about today’s youth being a bunch of hooligans. I saw too many good things going on at the Great Smoky Mountain Council Echota District’s Camporee to believe that. Area Scouts were set up in full force April 30 at Victor Ashe Park. They showed me how to put together a catapult, how to tie a food bag high enough during a campout so animals couldn’t get to it, how to keep my hammock dry in case of rain and how to use a compass to read a map. “It’s a way to show the community that Scouts is the place for your boys,” says Echota District chair Al Collver. “They are learning lifelong skills that will stay with them. These are our future leaders.”

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A life filled with honor By Valorie Fister As the nation reacts to the death of Osama Bin Laden, the terrorist leader responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S., one local military family continues to cope with the death – and celebrate the life – of U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Frank D. Bryant Jr. “I couldn’t comment on that, it’s difficult at this time,” Bryant’s sister, Amie Whitworth, said of the Bin Laden announcement. “I’m not going to go there.” Bryant, 37, died April 27 at the Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered in gunfire when an Afghan military trainee opened fire on Americans at the airport. Eight U.S. service members and one contractor were killed that day. Bryant was a native of Karns and graduated from Karns High School. He was assigned to the 56th Operations Group, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., where he was described as “a member of our Luke family” there since August 2007 according to base officials. He was well known in the military as a veteran F-16 pilot who taught others. And before his time in the military, he was well known in Karns for his love of wrestling, his wit and his drive to accomplish his goals. “We’re devastated by the loss of Lt. Col. Frank Bryant,” said Brigadier General Jerry D. Harris, 56th Fighter Wing commander. Harris described Bryant as an “excellent pilot, wing-


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Karns High School graduate and U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Frank D. Bryant Jr., 37, died April 27 in Kabul, Afghanistan. His leadership and contributions as a top F-16 instructor are recognized nationwide. Photo submitted

man and airman. He excelled in everything he did and gave his life defending the nation he served for 16 years.” “He went on so many missions in the air, he was just teaching and leading,” Whitworth said, describing her brother as “pretty respected in the Air Force.” “He was a senior officer there, and he won an award,” Whitworth said. “He was the top F-16 instructor in the Air Force last year.” Whitworth, who now lives in Morristown, described the last week as a blur of media interviews and preparations for her brother’s military funeral. Due to Bryant’s high military profile, national news

agencies in addition to local news outlets have called the family continuously requesting interviews. Whitworth said members of Bryant’s family, who still live in Knoxville, are traveling to the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C., for burial services there. But Bryant’s family and friends all over the country have found an outlet they can all plug into to share words of comfort – the Web. “Have you gone to” Whitworth asked, adding that a family friend told her about the website full of more than 20 different comments and memorials dedicated to the fallen Air Force instructor. “Thank you, Frank, for fighting for my freedom,” writes friend Jennifer Brock Callais of Maryville. “You are my hero! Sadly missed but happily remembered. Blessings to your sweet family during this time.” Some notes are written to Bryant personally. “LTC Bryant, I had the honor of meeting you after you arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan,” writes Larry Ziyad LeiBrock of Texas. “It was truly an honor to have met you. Your love of your country, life and your family was clearly apparent. I am honored to have served with you as a warrior here in Afghanistan, and my life is better for having known you. “May you find peace in knowing you have touched many lives in this war.”

Ring found in Fountain City Park A ring was found in Fountain City Park on Saturday, April 30. Call 679-8876 to identify and claim it.

FC Lions to honor Joel Helton The Fountain City Lions Club is hosting a program and reception to recognize and honor Joel Helton for his many years at Central High School as a teacher and head football coach 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in the Lions Club Building in Fountain City Park. Current and former Central High students, football team members, parents, faculty and staff, local coaches from other schools and any community well-wishers are invited to attend. Lion Gib Galyon is inviting former Central High football players, coaches and opposing coaches to be a part of the program by volunteering to come tell of past experiences with coach Helton. If you would like to be a part of the program, call Gib Galyon at 688-1687 or Ben Easterday at 207-9634.

Halls High reunion Halls High School’s class of 1966 will have a reunion noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Glen Abbey Clubhouse, 11716 San Martin Dr. in west Knoxville. Friends from the ’65 and ’67 classes are invited to join them. Info: email Rick Rickerson at or Mike Cameron at mike

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St. Anne Orthodox Church, 560 Oak Ridge Turnpike, will host a fundraising yard sale, bake sale and car wash 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14. There will be a wide variety of items including small appliances, bikes, children’s strollers and more. The parishioners of St. Anne’s will also offer home-made items during the bake sale.

The Halls High School Stadium Club will host its second annual golf tournament Saturday, July 16, at Three Ridges Golf Course. Lunch and free range

balls begin at 1 p.m., with a shotgun start at 2. Fee is $300 per team or $75 per person to be added to a team. Preregistration closes Saturday, July 2. All team members registered before this date will have their names entered twice into the drawing for door prizes. Info: Shawn Nicholson, 684-7348 or hallsfootballgolftourney@

Campbell family says thank you On Friday, April 29, our son, Lance Campbell, passed away. As with any parents, we loved our son dearly, but we did not fully realize what he really meant to all of those around him and the people that he touched. During this process, we have been overwhelmed and so deeply touched by all of the acts of love, concern and kindness from our family, neighbors, co-workers and friends, and when we say friends, we mean friends. We have felt and enjoyed your friendship for many years and hopefully will for many more to come. Your constant prayer and concern has been a great comfort. We send a special thank you to all the staff at Salem Baptist Church, our church family and especially our Adult 4 Sunday school class.

Kerbela Shrine Paper Sale is May 9-15 The annual Kerbela Shrine Paper Sale will be held May 9-15 this year. The sale is the fundraiser that provides Shrine hospitals the ability to treat children selected during the recent mini-screening clinic at no charge.

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government Some areas to cut As Congress looks at ways to cut federal expenditures, I know from personal experience at the State Department there are areas where savings could occur without jeopardizing the good and important work the State Department carries on daily.

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As a post-9/11 reaction, State has pushed a massive new embassy building program across the globe, placing embassies in ugly fortress-like buildings often miles away from the city center. While in nations such as Pakistan and Afghanistan such security measures are necessary, the “one size fits all” approach does not makes sense in Iceland, Slovenia, Poland or Malta. In Poland, the Department’s building office (known as OBO) is working now to spend more than $84 million for a new consulate to house 11 Americans to be located 10 miles from the city center. This works out to $8 million per American. As Ambassador, I worked to halt or slow down this wasteful project. OBO has already spent more than $1.5 million over 10 years with site visits, studies and appraisals. Once I departed Poland, a new consulate went back into active consideration by State. Congress and State should classify the nations we have diplomatic relations with around the world in terms of security threats, just as the threat alert at our airports are classified based on threat. Less expensive and architecturally more pleasing

buildings make a statement about the U.S. which is positive. Embassies which look like prisons or fortresses make a negative statement to the host nation. They are also terribly expensive. The new embassy planned for London is estimated to cost more than $1 billion (yes, billion) dollars. It has a moat around it, something even the Queen does not have at Buckingham Palace. Congress could fail to fund this project. Recently, State signed a 9-year lease for a new Ambassadorial residence in Kingston, Jamaica, at the cost of $25,000 a month ($300,000 a year, or $2.7 million over 9 years) because the current residence was an hour’s commute from the office. The current residence is unoccupied now and not sold. It sits empty but furnished, waiting on who knows what. Meanwhile, the leased residence may only be minutes from the office, but it lacks the spacious grounds of the prior residence or its history with the Embassy. Now we have two residences for one ambassador in Jamaica. One questions how such financially foolish decisions get made. Where is the supervision? This is not to suggest our personnel should not be protected in dangerous areas where security is vital. They should be. However, common sense needs to prevail along with safety. Money should be used wisely and in a way which makes a positive statement. Embassies far outlast the ambassador of the day whose name will be forgotten after his or her departure. We should showcase America’s best architects and best practices, and stop constructing buildings which convey fear, worry and trepidation.


No more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches Burchett budget cuts jail

In “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” Clint Eastwood uttered one of the more memorable cowboy flick lines of all time. Confronted by a bounty hunter out for Eastwood’s hide, the actor growled: “Dyin’ ain’t much of a livin’, boy.”

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While the experience may fall short of dying, going to jail in Knox County is going to become less of a “living” than ever according to Mayor Tim Burchett’s proposed FY 2012 budget. The public safety component of the budget is growing. “Patrols and cops” is up from $24.9 million to $25.3 million in the proposed budget. “Warrants” grows from $161,365 to $275,815.

That’s small wonder of c ourse, when the mayor has pledged that essential services will not suffer under his first budget despite J.J. Jones pulling back on personnel, supplies and materials in a number of dep a r t m e nt s beneath his purview. Feeding more with less is wholly consistent with the admini s t r a t i o n’s Tim Burchett philosophy and could ease the tension between Burchett and Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones. With the national debt spiraling out of control and legislators arguing over whose cow is more sacred, it would be unpatriotic and selfish for the sheriff, the mayor and their financial wizards to withhold their

secret. So we’re calling on them to do their duty and share with Congress, the U.S. Senate and President Barack Obama before the country tumbles into the fiscal abyss. Has the sheriff hooked up with a cheap source of Chinese-produced Spam? Is he buying day-old bread in bulk from Walmart? Is he using former Mayor Mike Ragsdale’s Bosnia connections to import cut-rate Eastern European beef and pork? It’s a tantalizing mystery. Until those at the top of the county’s food chain reveal their methods, a word of caution seems appropriate for those contemplating mischief in Knox County. Another famed law officer, none other than Deputy Barney Fife, put it this way: “A man confined to prison is a man who has given up his liberty, his pursuit of happiness. No more carefree hours, no more doing whatever you want, whenever you want. No more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.” Contact:

Bill Owen previews his campaign Bill Owen didn’t mention a word about running for City Council, but he dropped some pretty serious clues about the direction his campaign is going to take when he spoke to the Council of West Knox County Homeowners last week.

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At first blush, talking to a group of homeowners who (mostly) live outside the city limits might seem an odd way for a candidate to spend his time, but Owen used to represent them when he was a state senator, so he was in familiar territory. And it gave him a friendly environment to test-drive some things that he’ll be talking about this summer. His topic was “How to Build a 21st Century Society,” and he began by returning to a tough stretch in his life. He’d been defeated for re-election to the senate and gotten divorced. (He didn’t mention getting arrested for drunk driving – a charge he beat, twice, in two highly publicized trials. The evidence against him really was pretty weak, but that had to have been a major bummer. We’ll find out in August if Jane and Ivan Harmon enjoy the sunshine at the opening of this little scandal has passed Ivan Harmon’s campaign headquarters in his race for Knoxville its expiration date). mayor. The office is located in the Kroger shopping center on He’d gone off somewhere Western Avenue, just west of I-640. Harmon, whose slogan is to a transformational train“One of the people, for the people,” had all sorts of people at ing program and had an the opening. “Here’s my number and I won’t change it after I’m epiphany that inspired him elected,” he said. Info: 389-5652. Photo by S. Clark

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Line items for detectives, forensics, narcotics and the juvenile division have also increased. These bolstered resources naturally lead one to conclude that the sheriff anticipates more bad guys and gals to go after and nab, and if he’s successful the jail will be busier than ever housing miscreants. Aye, and there’s the rub for those stupid enough or unfortunate enough to find themselves taking an expense-paid vacation on the county’s dime. While stepped-up enforcement packs the jail to the rafters, the jail commissary expenses are budgeted to drop from $640,160 to $632,367. Unless you grow your own beans and greens and maintain a herd of cattle and a catfish farm, you’re familiar with the ever-increasing pain in your wallet that comes with a trip to the grocery store. Nonetheless, the sheriff is pulling off a financial miracle worthy of national attention, and the mayor and his staff have signed off on it.

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Bill Owen Photo by Betty Bean to return to Knoxville, start a lobbying business, remarry and generally rebuild his life. It was about this time that he met bandage mogul Pete DeBusk, founder of DeRoyal Medical Products. DeBusk was having some trouble getting Medicare to approve one of his products and needed some help. Owen was friends with Harold Ford Sr., who

GOSSIP AND LIES Donnybrook ahead as Becky Duncan Massey enters the battle to replace Sen. Jamie Woodson, who resigned. Already Marilyn Roddy has abandoned the mayor’s race to go for the Senate seat, and County Commission chair Mike Hammond seems poised to jump in, too. Mayor Daniel Brown took Bean’s advice (from last week’s Shopper) and just said no to those trying to talk him into the Knoxville

chaired a House subcommittee and was able to give him that help. Thus began a valuable relationship, and Owen has been lobbying for DeBuskrelated interests ever since. He said the DeBusk connection has allowed him to meet people from all over the world, and he is especially proud of work he has done in Kenya, where DeRoyal (at Owen’s suggestion) sent production overruns of bandages and bedpans and other medical supplies. Owen flew to Nairobi, presented the goods and took the opportunity to tour the city’s slums. He saw people living in unimaginable poverty who still had hope. “What I saw were people who were energetic and enthused about life. Instead of dejection, I saw people determined to build a 21st century

society,” he said, launching into full campaign mode with talk about America still being the hope and inspiration of the world. Then he got to the part we’ll be hearing about this summer. He wants to make Knoxville the education capital of the state of Tennessee, or maybe even the country. He said that putting the Lincoln Memorial University law school in downtown Knoxville was his idea (“My idea, Pete’s money”), and that he is working on a plan to put a boarding school for at-risk kids on the Knoxville College campus. “I want to market Knoxville as an educational center and an economic engine to drive us forward,” he said, ending up with a good line about “faith in the future, faith in education and faith in America.”

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Beck Center funding cut Director calls proposal ‘absurd’ By Larry Van Guilder

Say what? Mayor Tim Burchett talks with KCS Superintendent Jim McIntyre and Commissioner R. Larry Smith following his budget meeting at the Halls Senior Center. Sorry, but we only got the picture. No word on what the mayor said. Probably something like, “Don’t worry!” Photo by S. Clark

Whacking on seniors Burchett pledges no reduction in service Mayor Tim Burchett met with citizens in all nine County Commission districts last week to discuss his FY 2012 budget, a move unprecedented in the county’s history. Previous executives had their own style of budget presentation: Tommy Schumpert liked to pull everyone into the small assembly room; Mike Ragsdale mimicked city mayors with a meal funded by donors and invitations to friends; Dwight Kessel just had Herb Acuff type it up and walk it over to the commission. At Halls last week, just hours after his budget speech, Burchett faced the question on everyone’s mind when Roy Kruse asked: What about reduced services? It was a fair question considering Burchett’s budget does not raise taxes, reduces 30-plus employees and cuts the operating budgets of most departments (outside of schools and law enforcement). Burchett said services won’t be reduced as he’s asking his department heads to do more with less. Taking that message to heart was Hemal Tailor, director of senior services. “We absolutely will not cut services. (My staff) won’t allow that to happen,” said Tailor. “We’ve already been managing with less, for about 18 months now.” She said hours will not be reduced at the county’s senior centers, but some less-used programs may be tweaked.

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Tailor has challenged her staff to be creative, to use volunteers effectively and to encourage support from businesses. T h e r e will be no paid staff Hemal Tailor reduction at the Halls Senior Center, even though the budget document shows a cut. That was a glitch in the budget software, said Michael Grider, the county’s communications manager. Halls and Farragut’s Frank Strang Center each will retain two full-time paid staff, a reduction of one at Strang, Tailor said. She said the seniors themselves can make up the slack in staffing. “Seniors in South Knoxville are handing the landscaping; many instructors work for free. “This (budget) is positive, and our staff will make it work. I’ll work in the centers myself and was in Halls last Thursday,” she said. “We offer important programs and have between five and 20 seniors sign up each week. We offer free services through our health partners, Covenant and Mercy. We are the Volunteer State, and we’ll make this work.”

Since its founding in 1975, the Beck Cultural Exchange Center on Dandridge Avenue has served as an artistic and historical draw for African Americans across East Tennessee. In the words of its current director, Avon Rollins, “Beck is a magnet that brings people into this community.” That may change if Knox County’s contribution to the center remains at the level proposed by Mayor Tim Burchett in the FY 2012 budget. After receiving $150,000 from the county’s Hotel/Motel Fund last year, Beck is scheduled for a $12,000 donation in this year’s proposed budget, a 92 percent reduction. Summing up the fiscal picture, Rollins flatly states, “Beck will be forced to close,” unless additional funds can be raised. The city of Knoxville has allocated $26,000 to the center in Mayor Daniel Brown’s proposed budget. Combined with the county’s $12,000, the total may be enough to cover the facility’s utility bill which, according to Rollins, approaches $36,000 annually. Exclusive of a $1 million capital investment in 2005, Beck’s allotment from the county had been declining for several years. In FY 2008 the center received about $400,000 from the Public Library Fund. The following year saw the source for Beck’s $225,000 funding shifted to the Hotel/ Motel tax. The center’s funding remained level for FY 2010, but was cut by 1/3 to $150,000 in last year’s budget. The precipitous funding drop in the new budget proposal caught Rollins off-guard. “We had no warning,” he said. “I didn’t know about this until (1st District Commissioner) Sam McKenzie called me.” Rollins emphasized that Beck is more than a cultural center. The afternoon programs for children are always busy, he said. Brown called Beck “a great resource, a very important institution for all Knoxvillians. I want to emphasize that.” Acknowledging that this is a tough year for all nonprofit agencies, Brown could not commit to additional help from the city. Still, “I’m hoping to see it preserved,” he said. Like Rollins, Robert Booker, a former City Coun-

cil member and state legislator, has played a prominent role in the local civil rights movement. “I wasn’t aware of how much it was,” Booker said of the cut in funding. “It bothers me. That is certainly drastic.” Grant Rosenberg heads the county’s Community Development department. This year was the first time that all nonprofits were required to file grant applications with the county, including those like the Beck Center that were funded under “defined service contracts.” Rosenberg’s responsibility ends with checking the applications for legitimacy. “We don’t evaluate the merits of any application,” Rosenberg said, noting that the mayor makes that call. At-large Commissioner Ed Shouse said he had heard from “maybe six other nonprofits” concerned about funding, as well as county employees “disgruntled about no raise.”

Burchett’s response: “When I first took office, I charged my senior staff with finding ways to save money. … None of the recipients of community grants or contractual funding were notified of their funding level prior to the budget presentation, (and) … the budget before commission … is still subject to change. “Specifically, the Beck Cultural Center has received millions of dollars in taxpayer funds over the past several years. Knox County taxpayers spent nearly $2 million on renovating their building, in addition to the hundreds of thousands of dollars that they were receiving through the community grants and the contractual funding process. (The current proposal) … brings Beck’s … funding in line with other historic homes and non-profits. … Continuing to give the Beck Center a six-figure taxpayer funding is not appropriate, especially when other non-profits are seeing their funding reduced or eliminated, and Knox County employees are being laid off.”

– Mayor Tim Burchett “It’s a ‘tighten the belt’ budget,” Shouse said, adding that he did not feel comfortable making recommendations before public hearings on the budget begin. Commission chair Mike Hammond was also noncommittal. “We’re going to encourage everybody to come and talk to us (at the public hearings),” Hammond said.

In response to a reporter’s question about the reduction in Beck’s funding, Burchett said in part that, “Knox County taxpayers spent nearly $2 million on renovating their building.” With that much invested in the center, allowing it to close for lack of funds might not be the best use of taxpayer funds. Rollins’ opinion is blunt: “This is absurd.”

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called the Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. That “outsider” thing could have been a big deal, especially in a close-knit community circa the late 1950s. It is a credit to his classmates that it was not. “We were close. We had a good time,” Chad says. “When I came here, I don’t recall anything negative. These kids took me in just like I was one of ’em.” And he became one of them. Drum major of the band his senior year. All-State Choir. Actor in school plays. Following graduation, Chad spent part of the summer of ’61 as a student at UT. But he found it too big, too overwhelming. So, he enrolled as a music major at East Tennessee State University, but left after a year. He finally found

mid all this hyperbolic hogwash about teachers being the root of all evil, don’t forget the impact an educator can have on a young mind. Remember, too, the awesome power of acceptance. If you don’t believe me, ask Chad Edwards. Chad made the nearly 1,000-mile journey from Texas to Tennessee on April 29 to reunite with his mates from the Halls High School Class of 1961. And he came to say thanks. He will tell you that he was the smallest, scrawniest guy in the class. He says “teenager” is probably a better description of him during his high school years because, “I am not so sure I was a very good student.” He isn’t even a Halls native. He moved here during his early high school years because his father became the pastor of what was then

In the breaking of the bread CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. (Luke 24: 13-16, 28-31 NRSV)

a home at Bridgewater College, located in what he calls “the smack dab middle of the Shenandoah Valley,” in Virginia. “It was a good fit. It was a small, church-affiliated liberal arts college.” He graduated in 1965 with a degree in music education and taught for a few years in public schools at Manassas and Richmond, Va. He topped off this part of his career as director of music and drama at John Marshall High School in Richmond. Then Chad got the opportunity to become a faculty associate in choral music at Arizona State University, to complete doctoral work and to study with renowned conductor Dr. Douglas McEwen. It was an inauspicious start, though.

This is far and away my favorite post-Resurrection appearance of Jesus. (That is, unless I am reading and studying one of the other appearances, then that one is my favorite. They are all rich with meaning and sparse enough in detail to be fascinating!) This was the lectionary text for the Third Sunday of Easter and I was scheduled to preach. So this passage has been incubating in my mind for weeks. In the course of that incubation, I have come to realize a few things and to draw a few conclusions. First, it was, I think, Augustine who said, “There is no such thing as an alone Christian.” We need each other, the companionship, the correctives, the corrob-

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“Going from the green hills of Virginia to the desert of Arizona was truly a physical and environmental shock. When I got to Phoenix, pulling a trailer with everything I had in it including a piano, I got out and thought I’d walked into the hinges of hell. It was 118 degrees. I hated it. “But then winter came and I understood why the snowbirds came here. I fell in love with Arizona.” He moved to Tyler, Texas, in 1975 to become director of choral studies and professor of music at UT-Tyler. He became director of worship and music at Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston in 1990 and then moved to Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas in 1998. Highlights included playing at Gov. Bill Clements’ inauguration in Austin. “And it all happened,” he told his classmates at the reunion, “because of four people.” Margaret Jenkins taught him “the skills, joy, beauty and discipline of the English language. What can be found in literature is beyond the scope of imagination. She opened the door into that world for me.” Drama teacher Ruth Howe “pulled the curtain aside and allowed this scrawny teenager to step in front of the lights. I cannot tell you how many times her face has been ‘stage right’ as I conducted, directed and taught.” Mildred Denton “knew how words and music could, and should, be wedded. I can still recall how she trained those of us who were preparing for region and/or all-state choir. In my ear I still hear her say, ‘The music carries the word, but you must know what the words mean so that the music has something worthwhile to say.’ “But the most important thing she taught me was … everyone was worth something and valued as a person. It is indeed the benchmark I

oration of our fellow Christians. Jesus did not appear to any of his followers alone, with the notable exception of Mary Magdalene at the tomb (and that is a column for another day). It is in our faith community, in a band of believers, that we are most apt to find Jesus in our midst. In this story there were two of his followers together when “Jesus himself came near and went with them.” (Luke 24: 15b) Secondly, Jesus explained himself and his ministry to them, in context. Beginning “with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.” (24:27) Wouldn’t you love to have more detail about that account of his life?


have endeavored to mirror. No matter how hard we worked to achieve ensemble she never lost the sight of the human factor.” B.K. Thompson “wanted the best and would settle for nothing less. He wanted me to see a world far beyond the high school. He shared his recordings with me. He took the time to show me conducting patterns and was the first to say to me that you must show what you want with your hands, movement of the arm and look of the eye.” Thompson took young Chad to performances of the Knoxville Symphony. “He had me sit just behind him, so I could see and hear something much more intense, broader in musical scope and depth than anything I could ever have known in the band hall. I have no idea why he took me. Did he see something I could not see? Perhaps. But good teachers always do.” Chad says his only regret is that he never spoke to any of these teachers again after leaving East Tennessee. “As they look over my shoulder from their eternal perch I hope they know how much I adored them and how profound their humanity, knowledge, skill and love of their individual art impacted this mortal. If God has a human face and a human touch, they were it for me.” Remember Chad’s story next time you hear some political windbag try to tell you that teachers are to blame for our nation’s woes. I’ll remember, too, the group of classmates that surrounded and embraced Chad Edwards the minute he walked into Beaver Brook Country Club that Friday evening. You can’t underestimate the power of acceptance. Call Jake Mabe at 922-4136 or e-mail JakeMabe1@

Thirdly, Jesus did not force himself on them. “He walked ahead as if he were going on.” (24:28a) He waited, politely, for an invitation. Even today, he does not intrude into our lives unless we invite him in. But be warned: invite him in – open your heart to him – and he will move in and take over. Notice that even though he was a guest in that house, “When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.” (24:30) He became the host in someone else’s house. It was not until he broke the bread that they recognized him. Why? What was it that had prevented their knowing him until that moment? And what was it that suddenly revealed his iden-

tity to them? Years ago, when my daughters were little girls, we had a series of video tapes of Bible stories told from the perspective of fictional children who were at the fringes of the stories. In the episode of the Emmaus Road, there was a little servant girl in the house that Jesus was invited into. When he held up the bread and broke it, she was watching, and she whispered to her mother, “His hands! Look at his hands!” And there, in the hands holding the bread that forever after would become for us his body, were the scars the nails had left. “… (H)e had been made known to them (and to us) in the breaking of the bread.” (24:35b)


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‘Scoop’ Remembering Bob Cunningham HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin


robably no Knoxvillian had more close friends among the influential “movers and shakers” in downtown Knoxville than News Sentinel reporter Bob “Scoop” Cunningham. One of his friends was Chancellor A.E. Mitchell. Mitchell told this story: “One day, covering the courthouse, Bob picked up a petition from the in-basket, not knowing it was a year old and had been pulled out of the files for me to use in a hearing. He phoned it in, and the first thing I knew, it was published in the paper.” The chancellor kidded him, “What kind of scoop is that, Bob?” The nickname stuck. Robert Larrymore “Bob” Cunningham was born on Feb. 25, 1893, in Cottontown, near Gallatin, Sumner County, Tenn. He was one of the three children of Thomas Garrett Cunningham, a farmer, and Margaret (Franklin) Cunningham. Bob attended elementary school in Sumner County, then the Hawkins Preparatory School for Boys in Gallatin, about eight miles from his home. He then attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville for three years (circa 1912-1914) and later found himself in Camp Pike, Ark., training to participate in World War I. As with many military personnel during those years, he fell victim of the dreaded influenza epidemic and, therefore, never went overseas. While he was a student at UT, he carried the newspaper and solicited subscriptions in neighboring towns.

When he returned to Knoxville in 1919 after the war, he was employed as a reporter for the Knoxville Sentinel, the predecessor of the News Sentinel. He became a lasting friend of Wiley L. Morgan, managing editor of the Sentinel, who hired him. Warner Ogden, then city editor, stated, “I showed Bob around the courthouse and some of the other beats. In no time he had made a lot of contacts and was even turning out ‘early copy’ for the next day’s paper.” When the Sentinel became the News Sentinel in 1926, he was already a veteran of the political and city hall beats and, at times, covered the state Legislature. He advanced to the position of city editor over a period of years. While he was attending UT, Bob met fellow student Reba Gentry. Their courtship lasted through his military service and while Reba established her career as an elementary school teacher. Once, when he was covering a school board meeting, some of the school officials decided to play a joke on him. Superintendent W.E. Miller was reading a list of names of teachers who were resigning for various reasons. Superintendent Miller said, “Reba Gentry, resigning to get married.” Bob jumped to his feet and said, “Why, that’s my girl!” On Dec. 29, 1923, they were married. Although he was unassuming, Bob Cunningham was a student of the classics in both American and English literature. During the Civil War Centennial years (1961-1965), he used his long-term interest in

NFL surprises in both directions TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West Every year about this time, before or after the NFL draft, some bigcity journalist reviews the history of first-round selections and presents a hot list of busts, failures, embarrassments and disappointments. The names are the same. Quarterback Ryan Leaf, Washington State superstar of the late 1990s, is nearly always No. 1. Maybe you remember that some scouts argued he was a better pro prospect than Peyton Manning. The San Diego Chargers gave blood to move up in the draft and get Ryan second. His record as a starter was 4-17. He threw 14 touchdown passes and 36 interceptions. He was a genuine bust. Quarterback Art Schlichter, allworld at Ohio State, was all-awful with the Colts. Gamblers had his signing bonus by October of his rookie year. His career was 13 games, three TDs, 11 picks, arrests,

scandals, addiction, sadness, pity. So you don’t have to look it up, yes, it was Schlichter who threw the interception that lost the 1978 Gator Bowl, triggered the sideline assault by coach Woody Hayes on a Clemson linebacker and led to the next-day dismissal of Daddy Buckeye. Once upon a time, the Tampa Bay Bucs spent the first draft choice on running back Ricky Bell of Southern Cal. Tony Dorsett was available. The Seattle Seahawks invested $11 million (when that was a lot) in Brian Bosworth, Oklahoma linebacker. He couldn’t cut it but he was decent in the movies. First-round quarterback disappointments are plentiful – Tim Couch of Kentucky and the Cleveland Browns, Akili Smith of Oregon and the Cincinnati Bengals, Alex Smith of Utah, the San Francisco 49ers and others.

Robert “Bob” Cunningham (18931979). His career with the Knoxville News Sentinel lasted more than 49 years. Writing as a longtime resident of Fountain City, many of his col- The Cunningham Home at 101 E. Adair Drive. Bob’s nightly walks to Doc umns discussed people, places and Stewart’s Smithwood Drug Store for his cigar enabled him to visit with the events connected with that suburb. children and youth of the Adair Gardens neighborhood. Photo submitted Photo courtesy of Robert L. Cunningham Jr.

and extensive knowledge of American history to write a series of articles on the causes of the war. These excellent essays were considered by many to be among the best of the thousands of essays on the subject during those Centennial years. He was also well versed in the history of Fountain City and many of his columns discussed people, places and events connected with that suburb of Knoxville. However, one piece of history stood out in his memory because of a story that he could not get. In 1923, not long after the death of President Warren Harding, a Senate committee was investigating the Teapot Dome scandal. In a story making national headlines, Albert B. Fall, Harding’s Secretary of the Interior, was accused of accepting bribes from big oil company barons who wanted to drill for oil in lands set aside for reserves for the U.S. Navy. One of those big oil barons, E.L. Doheny, passed through Knoxville on the train en route to Washington to testify. When Doheny emerged from the back of his private car, who should be standing by the tracks seeking an interview

but Bob Cunningham. Bob said later, “I asked him everything I could think of, but he wouldn’t answer anything. The next day, he spilled everything to the committee.” (Another reporter, Knoxvilleborn John Y. Anderson [Central High School 1910], would later win the Pulitzer Prize for his series of stories on the scandal in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.) Courtly, silver-haired Bob Cunningham, with his old-school manners and old-fashioned work ethic, could often be seen proceeding along Gay Street to the S&W Cafeteria for lunch, while visiting with friends along the way pursuing another “scoop.” In his early days, he was often the last to leave the office, still seeking late breaking news after others had departed. Even after his retirement in 1968 and after a 49-year newspaper career, he would visit the paper and sometimes would write a story on some subject that interested him. Eventually, it became difficult for him to find one of the old manual typewriters he had always used and, unfortunately for his faithful

readers, his contributions ceased. The Cunninghams and their son, Robert G. Cunningham (Central High, 1946, UT 1951), who became a stock broker in Chattanooga, lived on East Adair Drive (Adair Gardens) for many years. Bob Cunningham, a member of the Central Methodist Church and former member of the church board, passed away on Feb. 1, 1979. He is interred at Greenwood Cemetery beside his wife of 56 years. The editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel summed up “Scoop” Cunningham’s contributions in these words: Occasionally in editorials we eulogize Knoxvillians who have died, leaving behind long lists of business, religious and civic accomplishments for which they are remembered. Today our subject is one of our own former colleagues, Robert L. (Bob) Cunningham, 86, who died Thursday. Bob’s newspaper career spanned 49 years before he retired from the News Sentinel in 1968 on his 77th birthday. “Scoop” was truly a gentleman of the old school.

Alas, Tennessee gets equal representation. Quarterback Heath Shuler is listed among the NFL busts. He wasn’t quite that bad. Washington picked Heath third in the 1994 first round and he got off to an awkward start after a bickering holdout. He had a decent rookie season, only three or four notches under expectations. Washingtonians said very unkind things about Shuler. They called him an unmitigated disaster. Exhibit A was those five interceptions in a horrible loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Legendary Redskin Sonny Jurgensen, loud as a broadcaster, helped destroy Shuler’s chances. Out of here with the handsome, famous, rich kid. Give us the common man, the unheralded and poorly paid Gus Frerotte. Better story. Management voted with Sonny. Mel Kiper Jr., world’s greatest draft analyst (self-proclaimed), was a large help. He ranked Shuler among the all-time greatest failures. Kiper never noticed injuries and other contributing factors. Shuler was brave. He kept trying. He made little impact. He invested wisely. He serves in Congress. Pay is less. Hits are verbal. First-round failures is a pile-on story. It is far more fun to recall suc-

cesses at the other end of the NFL spectrum. Bill Bates is my poster man among old Vols who shocked professional football. In the illustrious history of the Dallas Cowboys, no free agent achieved more or enjoyed such fan appeal. They voted him most popular player four years in a row. Bill was snubbed 12 times each by every NFL team in the ’83 draft. Goofballs picked 335 players but not Bates. Not big enough. Too slow. He just couldn’t play at the next level. But he did, fiercely on special teams, intimidating at safety. Returners and receivers hated him. John Madden, old coach turned TV analyst, told you all you need to know: “Bill Bates – boom! – should be in the Pro Bowl.” There was another defining moment. Dallas won in Detroit. Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin were honored with game balls. They gave them to Bill Bates. J.J. McCleskey, wide receiver and defensive back at Tennessee (1989-92) really was too small for pro football. He was only 5-8. Of course he was undrafted. But he played eight seasons, Arizona and New Orleans. Pat Ryan, reserve QB at Tennes-

see, was drafted in the 11th round by the New York Jets in 1977. He lasted 13 years. Nice paycheck and pension. Reggie McKenzie, UT outside linebacker in 1984, was drafted in the 10th round by the Los Angeles Raiders. He did very well. Twin brother Raleigh, Vol center, went in the 11th round to the Redskins. He did even better, 16 seasons, 184 starting lineups, two Super Bowls, administrative career with the Green Bay Packers. Jabari Greer, good cornerback from Jackson, 2000-2003, broke up 33 passes and made 147 tackles for Tennessee. The two-day draft came and went but nobody mentioned Jabari Greer. He finally got a job with the Buffalo Bills. He advanced to the New Orleans Saints. They won Super Bowl XLIV. Jabari got a ring. March 5, 2010, was Jabari Greer Day at South Side High in Jackson. Jabari is famous. He has his own website. In preparing for his eighth pro season, he sometimes tells others that how you start isn’t as important as how you finish. The NFL is like that. Some start high and sink like a rock. Others go the other direction.

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Singers bring ‘JOY’ to Lenoir City

Chaplain David Trempe will be the guest speaker for the Knoxville Fellowship Luncheon noon Tuesday, May 10. The KFL is a group of Christian men and women that meets weekly at the Golden Corral in Powell.

The JOY Singers (the senior adult choirs) of First Baptist Church of Powell and First Baptist Church of Fountain City recently participated in Tune Share 2011 held at First Baptist Church in Lenoir City. More than 250 senior singers from 12 area churches participated in sharing and fellowship at the event. Pictured are Jim Smith, Craig Garren, Mike Figueroa, Jewel Garren, Vivian ■ Shiloh Baptist Church, 6645 Henley, Reba Smith, Margaret Jones, Joyce Gideon, Ruth Lady, Joe Neely, Sammi Neely, Mable Sherlin, Charlotte Richey, Marilyn ■ MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the Ridgeview Road, is a new Sebby, and choir accompanist Janet Scarbro. Not pictured are Alan Dunsmore and the choir director, Alan Dupes. Photo submitted

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WORSHIP NOTES Community services

■ Dante Church of God, 410 Dante School Road, will distribute food boxes 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14, or until boxes are gone. You must be present to receive a box. One per household. Info: 689-4829.

p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the fellowship hall. The menu will include pulled pork barbecue in sauce with a dinner roll, baked beans, cole slaw and fries. Each meal is $8 ($4 children 12 and under) and comes with a beverage. All proceeds will benefit the church outreach program. Info: Ed Bardill, 922-4309. ■ Trinity UMC, 5613 Western Ave., will host Alive@35 for anyone ages 35-55. Info: email or call 357-6134. ■ The youth ministry at Christ UMC, 7535 Maynardville Pike, will host its third annual car show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14. There will be door prizes, food, a swap meet, raffle and more. The show is open to all cars, trucks and tractors. ■ New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Avenue Pike, will hold Pilates class lead by a certified personal trainer 5:45 p.m. each Monday for $5 a class. Info: 689-7001.

■ Trinity Chapel, 5830 Haynes Sterchi Rd., will celebrate 35 years of ministry 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22. There will be food, music and fellowship. Info: 688-9991.

■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, hosts an exercise class in the Family Life Center gym at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Thursdays. The ZUMBA program fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program. Cost is $2 per class. Low-Impact Aerobics Classes will continue to meet 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Info: 690-1060.

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■ Cross Roads Presbyterian hosts the Halls Welfare Ministry food pantry from 6-8 p.m. each second Tuesday and from 9-11 a.m. each fourth Saturday.


■ New Beverly Baptist Church host “Special Friends from Mt. Harmony” presenting music, songs and skits, 11 a.m. Sunday, May 15. The church will also host a singing featuring New Beverly’s singers at 6 p.m. Info: 5460001 or www.NewBeverly. org.

Rec programs

■ Clapp’s Chapel Methodist Men’s Club will host a Southern BBQ Dinner 4-7


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■ The Shepherd of the Hills Baptist Church now offers an internet prayer line. Anytime you have a prayer or concern, call the line and leave a message. Someone will be praying about the request with you within 24 hours. Prayer line: 484-4066.

will hold a three-day church youth revival Thursday, May 12 through Saturday, May 14, with preaching by three different youth ministers and special singing each night. Thursday and Friday services are at 7 p.m. and Saturday’s service is at 6 p.m.

Senior programs

■ The senior group 55-Alive at First Lutheran Church, 1207 N. Broadway, will meet noon Tuesday, May 12. Guest speaker will be Peggy Tippens, 16-year master gardener for Knox County and a long-time ARS consulting Rosarian. A hot lunch will be served for $6. Everyone is invited although reservations are necessary. RSVP Monday through Thursday before noon by calling 524-0366. ■ Black Oak Heights Baptist Church, 405 Black Oak Dr., will begin a Bible study class for seniors without a partner 9:30 a.m. each Sunday in the church gymnasium. The Rev. Dr. William “Bill” Justice will lead the class. Info: 577-7130 or email

Women’s programs

■ Knoxville Christian Women’s Connection will host “Celebrating a Miracle Luncheon” 10:45 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at Buddy’s Banquet Hall on Kingston Pike in Bearden. Special guest Laura Smith from Echelon Florist and Gifts will give a demo on ivy topiaries. The inspirational speaker will be Vallie Collins, survivor of Flight 1549’s crash into the Hudson River. Complimentary childcare will be by reservation only. Admission is $10 and includes lunch. RSVP: Connie, 693-5298 or email

■ First Comforter Church, 5516 Old Tazewell Pike, will host its 20th annual May weekend meetings 6 p.m. every Friday through Sunday. Info: 6888390.

■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will host Women’s Bible Study 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the church library on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The group’s five-week study will be Henri Nouwen’s “The Return of the Prodigal Son – A Story of Homecoming.” Info: Rev. Glenna Manning, 690-1060; www.

■ Bell Road Worship Center, 7321 Bell Road, offers Cafe Connection at 6 p.m. Sundays. This is a time of fellowship, snacks, coffee, tea and informal Bible study.

■ MAPS (Mothers at Prayer Service) meets noon Fridays at First Comforter Church “for the soul purpose of their children.” Info: Edna Hensley, 688-8390.

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Workshops and classes

■ Smithwood Baptist Church in Fountain City will host an advanced Word computer class 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, Thursday, May 19, and Tuesday, May 24, and Thursday, May 26. The class will cover mail merging, creating greeting cards and more. Cost is $20. Info: Shirley or Earl Walker, 687-9429 or email ■ Mt. Calvary Toast Masters meet 6:45 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month in the library at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 1807 Dandridge Ave. The group is for people 18 years and older who want to improve their public speaking and leadership skills. Info: Becki Staley, 704-719-6780 or email ■ Fairview Baptist Church, 7424 Fairview Rd. off East Emory Road, hosts a Celebrate Recovery program 7-9 p.m. Thursdays. ■ New Hope Baptist Church, 7602 Bud Hawkins Road in Corryton, hosts Celebrate Recovery adult and youth classes 7 p.m. Tuesdays and 12-step class 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Info: 688-5330.

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Youth programs

■ Fountain City UMC has openings available for all age groups for the 2011-2012 school year. Info: Susan Todd, 689-5518 or email stodd@ ■ Beaver Ridge UMC 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, has open registration for Summer 2011 and the 2011-2012 school year (preschool and parent’s day out). Info: Lori or Lisa, 5312052 or visit www. ■ Dayspring Church, 906 Callahan Drive, suite 109, is a nondenominational congregation worshiping in a “come as you are” atmosphere. Dayspring Christian preschool trains children from 2 years through 1st grade. Info: 266-0324 or dayspringchurch10@yahoo. com. ■ Graveston Baptist Church Parents’ Day Out program is enrolling children ages 11 months to pre-k. Prices are $145/month for two days a week, $85/month for one day a week. Info: Michelle, 465-9655.

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third Monday of each month at Fairview Baptist Church for devotional, food and fellowship. Child care provided. Info: Anne, 621-9234.

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Talons win ‘Eagle Challenge’ The Gibbs community’s Eagle Talon wrestling club had several winners in the recent “Eagle Challenge,” a north regional match at Gibbs High School. Many of the club’s members placed and received medals before moving on to the state tournaments

SCHOOL NOTES Brickey-McCloud

■ Skate night will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12.

Five generations

Five generations gather for a family photo. They are great-great-grandmother Clara Lou Lau■ Art fair will be held Friday, derdale of Strawberry Plains, great-grandmother Delores Ann Roberts of Jefferson City, grandMay 13. father Luther Cecil Smyre of Halls, mother Angela Roseanne Smyre of Strawberry Plains, and ■ Field days will be held Moninfant Brooklyn Arianna Poe-Smyre, born April 18, at Fort Sanders in Knoxville. Photo submitted


MILESTONES Eric Bull completes basic training Air Force Reserve Airman Eric M. Bull graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. Bull completed an intensive, eight-week program and earned four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Jamie Jones of Corryton and the grandson of Donald Bull of Jonesborough, Tenn. Bull graduated in 2008 from Gibbs High School.

Daniel Douglas Carey celebrated his 3rd birthday April 30 with a Mickey Mouse party with family and friends. Parents are Zachary and Shannon Carey of Halls. Grandparents are Byron and Christa Bryant of Plainview, Virginia and the late Max Carey of Morristown, Sue Carey of Oak Ridge. Landon Jason Edwards celebrated his second birthday March 4

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day, May 16 for 2nd and 3rd grades; Tuesday, May 17 for 1st and 4th grades; Wednesday, May 18 for 5th grade and Kindergarten.

Gibbs High

■ Monday, May 9 is the last day to sew Little Dresses for Africa. If you have sewn with FCCLA, join us on Monday, May 16 for a Packing Party and refreshments. ■ Project Graduation will be held 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at the North

in Crossville and Chattanooga. Winners in the middle school division include Tate Holmes with second place, Hunter Fortner in third place and Payton Cupp in fourth place. In the junior division, Thomas Roberts and Elijah

Side YMCA, 7609 Maynardville Hwy. in Halls. It will be a special celebration for the Class of 2011 to hang out with friends, enjoy games and activities, food, drawings for door prizes and more, all in an alcohol and drug-free environment.

Gresham Middle

■ The PTSA is hosting a campaign to “Stack the Amps” for a new sound system in the gym and school auditorium. Anyone interested in making a donation can contact the school, 689-1430.

Halls Elementary

■ The time capsule sealed in 1986 will be opened 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Anyone who worked at, attended or is connected to the school is invited to attend. A reception will follow the historic event.

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FC B&P to hold meeting on homelessness The Fountain City Business and Professional Association will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday, May 11, in the fellowship hall of Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. The meeting will be led by a facilitator from Compassion Knoxville. The facilitator will strictly focus on seeking the community’s input on the impact of homelessness; how to fix these issues; and listing any major concerns the community has about dealing with homelessness. Everyone’s opinion will be entered into a database and sorted by themes. Each theme will be assigned to a topic group within Compassion Knoxville, and each major theme will be addressed and turned into concrete recommendations, which will be presented to both city and county governments. For more information on Compassion Knoxville and the meeting process, visit B&P members, guests and media are all welcome to attend. The meeting is free; lunch is $10 should you wish to eat. For info or to RSVP lunch reservations, e-mail Beth Wade at secretary@

■ The North Knox greenhouse on the Halls High School campus will hold spring plant sales. Plant offerings this year include Ageratum, begonias, celosia, coleus, dianthus, Dusty Miller, impatiens, marigolds, nicotiana, petunia, saliva, geranium, tomatoes and peppers. Prices begin at $1 per cell pack. The greenhouse hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 925-7565.

Ritta Elementary

■ The clinic is in need of pants and new underwear for boys and girls. Field day will be held Tuesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 12.

Lawson both placed third. Winners of the midget division include Cameron Fowler in first place, T.J. Holmes in second place and Jared Bowling in fourth. Lance Williams and John-Aidan Pittman both placed third in the Bantam division.


■ Dates to remember: field day for kindergarten, Tuesday, May 10; field day for 1st and 2nd grades, Thursday, May 12; field day for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, Friday, May 13; Awards day, Thursday, May 19. Benefit update: The total profit from the first Shannondale Foundation benefit totaled just over $43,000. The top selling auction item was an autographed racing helmet signed by Trevor Bayne and his entire crew from the Daytona 500 race. The Foundation is thankful to everyone who donated and participated in the event to raise funds for the school.

SPORTS NOTES ■ A baseball tournament will be held Friday through Sunday, May 13-15, at Halls Community Park. 5U-14U. Open to all. 992-5504 or email ■ A baseball tournament will be held Friday through Sunday, May 20-22, at Halls Community Park. 5U-14U. Open to all. 992-5504 or email ■ The 13th annual Halls/Powell Golf Invitational will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 23, at Beaver Brook Golf and Country Club. A complimentary lunch will be served. Entry fee is $250; $190 of which is tax deductible. Register: or call Josh Yarbrough, 232-1218. ■ Skills Development Basketball Clinic II, boys and girls ages 6-12. Info: 242-3354.

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Speech by U.S. Representative Jimmy Duncan Poetry reading by Charles Thomas, Fifth District City Council Member Veterans Honor Roll by Ken Cloninger

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Invocation by Reverend Charles Fels from The Church of the Good Shepherd Taps by The East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard Music by Lynn Bennett

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Halls Red AllStars crowned division champs The 2010-2011 Halls Red 10U All Stars basketball team are the Knox County Champions in their division. Team members are: (front) Trevor Ferguson, Jimmy Corcione, Landon Oaks, Gavin Clevenger, Dawson Childress, Jordan Corvette; (back) assistant coach John Corcione, Cody Scott, Logan Wells, Isaac Cook, Luke Kirby, Barron Nease, Hunter Allen and coach Ron Corvette. Photo submitted

Gymnasts attend Junior Olympic championships Premier Athletics has four men representing Tennessee in Long Beach, Calif., for the Junior Olympic National Gymnastics Championships. Ryan Kerr, a sophomore at Catholic High School, is a part of the regional team by placing in the top six within Region 8, a region comprised of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Mississippi. Chase Cannon, Matt Lee and Justin Reynolds will all be competing, with Ryan, in the Level 10 competition. All four are coached by Phil Savage, a Hall of Fame coach as well as a 2010-2011 U.S. Jr. National Team coach. The two women representing Premier Athletics at the National Championship Competition this year are Kaylor Kelley and Hannah Hamblen.

Representing Tennessee with Premier Athletics gymnastics team at the Junior Olympic National Gymnastics Championships include (front) Pauline Hanset, Kaylor Kelley, Hannah Hamblen; (back) Chase Cannon, Ryan Kerr, Matt Lee and Justin Reynolds. Photo submitted Kelley won gold when competing against every other gymnast in the state of Tennessee. Hamblen won gold on both the beam and the floor at the state competition and secured the bronze medal in the All Around competition. Pauline Hanset, a se-

nior at West High School, is one of the Level 10 gymnasts that will be attending Stanford University on a full athletic scholarship beginning this fall. She will be joining former Premier gymnast and current Stanford freshman Cale Robinson.

Robinson is on the U.S. Jr. National Team and is the current U.S. Junior champion on the vault and floor exercise. The girls are coached by Sasha and Natasha Gridnev and Leah Emery. Premier Athletics Knoxville North is located on Callahan Drive in Powell.

Cubbies take first place Cubbies Wee Ball team took first place in a preseason tournament at Willow Creek. Pictured are (kneeling) Brenna Hunley, Lexy Smith, Lacey Keck, McKinley Wolski, Lily West, Alexis Keisler; (middle) Shelby Martin, Ella Hale, Brianna Terry, Jessie Brown, Zoey Crawford, Caroline Milligan, Sadie Sexton; (back) and coaches Lynn Hunley and Marty Stansberry. Photo submitted

Holston majorettes spectacular at Twirltacular Members of the Holston Middle School majorette team placed first for their routine at Twirltacular. They were named Grand Champions in the Junior/Senior Division. Team members pictured are Kaylyn Copeland, Cherith Crabtree, Victoria Ammans and Bethany Adams. Photo submitted

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SENIOR DANCES Ballroom ~ Sat., May 28 7:00-9:00 p.m. Music provided by the Jive Five Band • Admission $5

A-12 • MAY 9, 2011 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY SHOPPER-NEWS Shannondale Elementary students Bryson Harvey and Gabby Bratcher relax inside the stretch limo following the school walk-a-thon kickoff. Harvey was the top fundraiser, bringing in $1,215 and taking home the grand prize big screen television.

Bryson Harvey and PTO president Nancy McBee Nevader count out bills for Amber McMahan, the winner of the wild card drawing at Shannondale’s walk-athon. Photos by Ruth White

Sterchi Elementary School’s 5th grade students researched, wrote essays and constructed three different types of volcanoes with lava for Volcano Eruption Day. Pictured with several volcanoes are (front) Darby Flickinger, Lily Remondo, McKenzie England, Emma Walker, Moira McCabe, Lee Mendenhall and Jonathan Seifried; (back) Madison Brown, Alex Logan, Makayla Watlington and Keegan Lyle.

Science fun erupts at Sterchi Students Nicholas Starcher and Parker Covington watch as a volcano erupts at Sterchi Elementary School. Photo submitted

Gretchen Adkins helps kick off the pep rally with a cheer. Shannondale students gathered in the gym prior to the school walk-a-thon and Bobcat cheerleaders pumped up Delaney Collins and gym teacher Lisa Loftin look at the 100+ the crowd. Club trophy Collins won at the walk-a-thon kick off rally.

Walk-a-thon helps students live, laugh, play Students at Shannondale Elementary kicked off the annual school walk-a-thon with an energetic pep rally last week. During the event, top fundraisers were honored and given awards for their efforts. The group of top winners earned a ride through

town in a stretch limousine and lunch. The grand prize winner was 3rd grader Bryson Harvey, who brought in $1,215 for the school. Other winners included William Brush and Jaylan Campbell (kindergarten), Anna Rhatigan-

Moore and Isabella Dollar (1st grade), Caiden Guignard and Liza Rhealt (2nd grade), Gabby Bratcher (3rd grade), Trevyne Higgins, Sydney Domermuth, Michaela Hartman and Kevin Clupper (4th grade) and Clara Oakes and Taylor Moore (5th grade).

Three cheers for Adrian Burnett Adrian Burnett cheerleaders shout words of encouragement to their classmates and friends during the annual walk-a-thon to raise money for school needs. Cheerleaders pictured are: (front) Katlyn Appling, Ali Woods, Teagan Beard, Lauren Lewellyn; (back) Karyson Jacques, Courtney Voss, the Cardinal mascot, Makenly Smith and Kaylee Stephens. Photo by Ruth White

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Central High School senior Justin Phillips (center), who received two nominations for a Turnaround award, stands with his grandmother Jeanette Wild and his mother, Kathy Wild.

Central High School senior Zinyor Babiker was nominated for a Turnaround award by ESL teacher Byron Booker.

Central High School marketing teacher Sara Buff Pratt nominated student Brook Worley for a Central High School junior Darien Williams Turnaround award. Photos by Betty Bean and his dad, Willie Williams.

Central High School students honored at Turnaround Breakfast By Betty Bean A couple of years ago Central High School senior Justin Phillips was close to quitting school. He only had 6 ½ credits toward graduation and needed 27 ½. Then the light came on.

Central Bobcats This year he’s on track to graduate and was nominated for a Turnaround Award by two teachers – English teacher Erin Atchley and math teacher Rick Christian. “I’m very happy and very proud of myself,” said Justin, who will be attending Roane State and studying to be a firefighter. Zinyor Babiker is going to join a semi-professional soccer team when he graduates, and has been offered a full-ride scholarship to Bryan University. He says that five years ago, nobody would have predicted he’d have that kind of success. He credits his teacher Byron Booker. “He stuck with me all the way,” Zinyor said. “He’s been with me since I came to America, and even though I got kicked out of school one time, he came to my house and tried to teach me English.” Willie Williams works second shift, but got up early to attend the Turnaround Breakfast with his son, junior Darien Williams. Willie Williams said he wouldn’t have missed it.

Central High School senior Kerry Slack was nominated for a Turnaround award by school principal Danny Trent. Kerry’s brother Johnathan Haun, a junior, is at right. “We’re so proud. He had us worried for a little while. He struggled, but he started turning it around.” These are just three of the Central High School students at the inaugural Turnaround Breakfast, an invitation-only event that was thought up by graduation coach Nicole Calfee. The school had previously given a Turnaround Award to one member of the senior class, but this year Calfee suggested the breakfast as a way of honoring more than 30 students in all four grades who were nominated by teachers and administrators as students who have made big changes in their academic status. “They were having trouble for

whatever reason – could have been they weren’t coming to class or that they might have been in trouble – but whatever it was, they’ve turned their grades around in a variety of ways,” Calfee said. Principal Danny Trent, who personally nominated several students to the breakfast, said he very much appreciates Calfee’s efforts. “This is very much her baby. She came up with this idea and has worked very hard to make it happen,” he said. Calfee not only got her colleagues to participate in the nomination process, but enlisted area businesses to donate food for the breakfast, flow-

ers for the tables as well as the gift certificates and coupons that were included in the gift bags each student received. Sponsors included Home Depot, Walmart, McDonald’s, Buddy’s Bar-b-q, Domino’s Pizza, Firehouse Subs, Target, Regal Entertainment Group, Salsarita’s, 3-Minute Magic, Froyoz, Out–on-a-Limb Nursery, Chick-fil-A and Sonic. Perhaps the most prized items in the gift bags were notes from the teachers who nominated the students. Senior Kerry Slack found out that it was Trent who invited her to the breakfast. Her mother, Denise Slack, was thrilled. “I think my kids can do anything they put their minds, to,” she said. Another parent, Amy Reno, whose daughter Bobbie was there by Calfee’s invitation, said she was extremely excited. “I felt like screaming off the porch. It felt like I won the lottery,” she said. Byron Booker came by to have breakfast with Zinyor, whose

Central High School junior James Breeden helps his wheelchairbound grandmother Diane Orr get to the Turnaround Breakfast.

guardian couldn’t make it to the breakfast. “Zinyor’s a good kid who always brings a sense of humor, and now he’s taking a leadership role with his peers and is doing a really good job. When I saw ‘turnaround,’ I didn’t know anybody who deserved it any more than Zinyor.”

Central High to present spring concert The Central High School band will present its spring concert 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the auditorium. Admission is free. Both the concert band and the symphonic band received “Excellent” ratings at Concert Festival. Band member A.J. Grande will participate in the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts on the French horn and the Winterguard was promoted to the top performing class in the Carolina Indoor Performance Association (CIPA) circuit. Come and experience the many talents of these students.

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The Halls baseball team, wearing pink jerseys to raise awareness for breast cancer research, prepares to welcome teammate Austin Smith at home after hitting a solo home run.

Halls ball field goes pink for cancer research Halls High cheerleaders Cheyenne Fawver and Kari Summers collect money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation in memory of Kathy Lawson between games last week. Halls and Gibbs baseball teams joined together to honor Kathy’s memory and raise money for breast cancer research. Photos by Ruth White

The Halls High School Concert Choir finished in second place at the Music in the Park competition in Atlanta on April 30. Photo submitted

Concert choir finds perspective in second-place finish the group of 41 students enBy Jake Mabe The first thing you have joyed Six Flags. That night, they learned to understand is they hanthe results. dled it well. Music teacher Elizabeth Williams said that Halls Halls Red Devils scored a final total of 178.5. The choir finished second. The Halls High Concert The score was closer than Choir finished second in ra- it appeared. But, Williams zor-thin fashion at the Music says the kids took it with in the Park competition based poise. at Six Flags Over Georgia on Saturday, April 30. This is the concert choir’s sole out of state trip for the year. Coach Cheri Duncan reThe trip included a stop a Turner Field on Friday night ports that the Halls High (the Braves lost, in extra in- girls tennis team won the nings, to the Cardinals). Sat- district May 2 and will urday’s competition was held compete in regionals as in the morning at Chapel Hill a team for the first time High School. That afternoon, since 1996. They finished

Gibbs and Halls go pink for a night – Eagles win 8-3

The second thing you have to understand is that perspective came during the trip home up I-75 North as the bus passed through tornadoravaged Ringgold, Ga. “Especially when they saw a Ruby Tuesday. All that was left of it was the brick front door. I told them, ‘These people have nothing now.’ “The bus got really silent.�

Gibbs lead-off hitter Andy Hibbett helped lead his team to an 8-3 victory over Halls last week.

Girls tennis team wins district the season with a 10-0 record and are 33-1 over the past three years. The boys finished 9-3 and third in the district, losing only to Oak Ridge, Hardin Valley and Catholic.

Gibbs third baseman Lee Hamilton throws to first base for an out against Halls last week. Both teams wore pink jerseys and participated in “Pink Out� at the park to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation in memory of Kathy Lawson. Photos by Ruth White

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Prom is a fun time to get all dressed up with friends and celebrate as the school year comes to a close. Pictured together are Andy Hibbett, Kane Osborne, Zack Zavels, Logan Parrott, Lee Hamilton and Lesley Fitch. Photo submitted

The Gibbs High Theatre Department presented “The Vain and the Heartless”, a play filled with scandal, intrigue, betrayal, evil twins, business rivals, longlast love and murder. Pictured are (front) stepmother Rachel Newberry (Tori Harless); Mandy Newberry (Breana Stipes), Raul (Cory Jerger), Elizabeth Newberry (Shawnie Weaver), millionaire Morgan Newberry (Jacob Hawkins) and Mindy Newberry (Rebekah Gyger).

Dr. Major (Amber McMurray) and Dr. Butcher (Taylor Burnette) tend to the handsome and rich Jack Phillips (Seth Romig) in Gibbs High’s production of “The Vain and the Heartless.”

Gathering for pictures prior to prom festivities are Cassidy Coffman, Nick Raney, Cameron Caldwell, Leah Bunch, Dakota Coffman, Caleb Caldwell, Ty Johnson and Sara Strozyk. Photo submitted

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‘Life’s a Beach’ at Gibbs prom Holston Hills Country Club was transformed in to a tropical paradise for an evening as students and staff of Gibbs High School celebrated the end of another year with the 2011 prom.

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A new sign honoring the softball and baseball state championships at Gibbs High School has been placed at Harbison’s Crossroads. Photo by Ruth White

Theme for the prom was “Life’s a Beach” and the night couldn’t have been more perfect with clear skies and warm temperatures. Ben Mallicoat and Lesley Fitch were crowned Prom King and Queen during the festivities.

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Devin Cupp, Madeline Hall, Kayla Byrd and Ondes Webster meet for pre-prom pictures in an area garden. Photo by Ruth White

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Reception at Halls First Tennessee First Tennessee welcomes Burton T. “Burt” Peake Jr. as its new investment officer serving its Halls Financial Center at 6801 Maynardville Highway following the Burt Peake May 1 retirement of long time employee Wanda Coker. In order to introduce him to customers, the Halls Financial Center will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 13.

Refreshments will be served and Peake will be on hand to meet customers and answer any questions they may have. The public is invited to attend. Peake has been with First Tennessee for three years, previously having served as a Trust Business Development Officer and Retirement Plan Specialist. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern College and Western Carolina University and is a Certified Retirement Counselor. Peake has 24 years of investment experience and has served as a volunteer for American Red Cross and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and has coached many local youth sports teams.

Real estate market takes a dip After a sizable surge in activity in March, the local real estate market experienced a decline during the month of April. For the month that ended April 29, the Register of Deeds office processed 622 property sales in Knox County with an aggregate value of about $124 million.

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profile Patti Smith and her dog, Millie, keep a watchful eye over the 100 block of Gay Street. When Smith moved into her loft in 1993, she used her megaphone to correct bad behavior she observed in the street. Photo by Wendy Smith

The rise of the 100 block By Wendy Smith


he early life of Gay Street’s 100 block was brought to light, literally, in 2009, when the city repaired the underground support structure of the street that was raised in 1919 to carry traffic over railroad tracks. But the recent history of that stretch of road is as intriguing as the era when the street was 15 feet lower. East Tennessee natives Jim and Jo Mason moved to Knoxville from Florida in 1984. Jo rented a Kendrick Place condominium on Locust Street as a birthday surprise for Jim, and the couple eventually bought the next-door unit. They’d discussed taking on an urban renovation project when their children were grown, so in 1987, they purchased a quarter of the Commerce Building at 124 Gay Street and drew up plans for the four-story space. “When we told people we were moving to Gay Street, they laughed at us,” recalls Jo. The Masons moved into their new home in 1989. There were no other residents, and few businesses, on the block. Harold’s Deli, a watchrepair shop, the Mill Agent Supply and a pawn shop were their only neighbors. People were curious about the concept of downtown living. The Masons allowed City People, which had a handful of members at the time, to showcase their home on tours. The city of Knoxville also encouraged the couple to open their home. They eventually gained a new neighbor and a life-long friend. Patti Smith was commuting from her 78acre farm to her Old City business, P. Smith Signs, when she noticed a “For Sale” sign on another bay of the Commerce Building. She bought and renovated her loft apartment in 1993. Her friends had the same reaction as the Masons’ friends. “Everybody thought I was nuts,” says Smith.

Her sons were grown and gone before she moved, and friends were worried about Smith living downtown alone. But she took the colorful block in stride. “People used to say, ‘Aren’t you afraid?’ I’d say, ‘I don’t hear half as good as I used to, and don’t see half as good as I used to, and I’m only half as afraid as I should be.’” Instead of being fearful, Smith became an outspoken advocate for the block. She still keeps a megaphone beside her second-story window that she’s used over the years to admonish public misbehavior, like people urinating on the sidewalk. She teamed up with Jo Mason to police the block. After several incidents of vandalism from patrons of the Underground, a nearby bar, the two women began late-night cruises to videotape drunken shenanigans. “I’d call her up and say, ‘Patti, are we going undercover tonight?’ We had a ball doing that,” laughs Mason. The bar was eventually shut down due to codes violations. More recently, Smith and Mason focused their efforts on ridding the neighborhood of pet waste. Fed up with downtown residents who didn’t pick up after their pets, the so-called “pooper troopers” began marking piles with color-coded flags – a different color for each day of the week. “It was pretty, and it got everyone’s attention,” says Smith. A city ordinance was passed that allowed police to fine those who didn’t clean up after their pets, but few citations have been issued. She thinks the campaign will be her legacy. The early 100 block residents gave the city a greater gift than poofree sidewalks. They gave Knoxville a vision for the future. The Masons remember the day they met a young David Dewhirst on the sidewalk and encouraged him to invest in downtown. “We talked him into buying the building next to Harold’s,” recalls Jim Mason. “That’s was how he got his start in Knoxville.”

Read more about the early days of the repopulation of the 100 block in next week’s Shopper-News.

Featured event Sundown in the City will feature Better Than Ezra with Johnny Astro & The Big Bang at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, on Market Square. Second in the free summer concert series, Better Than Ezra is the million-selling band with hits like “Good” and “A Lifetime.” Opener Johny Astro & The Big Bang is a Knoxville-based energetic rock-and-roll band. Info:

Friday, May 13 ■ The WDVX Blue Plate Special will feature Fifth on the Floor and the T. West Band at noon Friday, May 13, at the Knoxville Visitors Center at the corner of Gay Street and Summit Hill Drive. The free concert series is broadcast live Monday-Saturday, and all are invited to be part of the studio audience. ■ The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will present Symphony on the Square, a free, family-friendly concert of light classics and pop tunes, 7 p.m. Friday, May 13.

Saturday, May 14 ■ The Market Square Farmers Market will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, with everything sold made or grown by a vendor in East Tennessee. Come for produce, free-range meat, bread and baked goods, eggs, honey, coffee and artisan crafts. Free parking is available in the Market Square parking garage. Patrons with debit cards may stop by the information booth and swipe their cards for Market Money tokens in $5 denominations, which spends just like cash at the Farmers Market. Info: www. ■ Studio Arts for Dancers spring concert will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the historic Tennessee Theatre. Doors open at 4 p.m. Advance tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for children under 12, plus service fees. At the door, tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children under 12. Info: 684-1200.

Sunday, May 15 ■ Knoxville Breakfast Rotary will host the third annual benefit concert for The Joy of Music School at the Bijou Theater at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 15. The headliner will be Logan Murell, a 15-year-old singer/songwriter from Halls, who has been performing professional since she was 8 years old. There will also be a special tribute to James Dick, Joy of Music School and Citadel Broadcasting founder. Info:


arry’s Delicatessen opened May 5, at 131 South Gay Street, site of longtime downtown eatery Harold’s Deli. New owners, Ben and Amy Willis-Becker, have made the old deli new again, but they’ve kept tradition alive, too. The completely renovated deli features counter stools and memorabilia from Harold’s. The pair live above the deli with their son, Harry, the new deli’s namesake. Harry’s is billed as a classic Jewish-Italian deli, with all the homemade favorites on the menu. They’re also committed to buying locally. Stop by for breakfast or lunch Monday through Saturday and enjoy a bialy with smoked whitefish or a classic pastrami on rye. Info: www. or 566-0732.

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The misery and mystery of endometriosis Painful cramps, digestive problems, infertility – these are just a few of the painful effects of endometriosis, a chronic disease of the uterine lining. “Endometriosis is where the tissues that normally line the inside of the uterus grow outside

tility problems. But sometimes, endometriosis triggers no symptoms at all. “Some people have no idea they have it until they can’t get pregnant,� says Dr. Haney-Weaver. Diagnosing endometriosis requires a surgical procedure called laparoscopy, in which a small camera and surgical tools are inserted into a woman’s abdomen, to look around and take a biopsy. “A lot of gynecologists will diagnosis endometriosis without a laparoscopy, but the gold standard diagnosis is to do the surgery and biopsy,� says Dr. HaneyWeaver. “The good thing is: you the uterus,� explains Dr. Carocan treat the endometriosis while line Haney-Weaver, an OB/GYN you’re in there. That’s done eiat Fort Sanders Regional Medical Endometrial tissue most ther by excision, where you cut Center. “It’s a problem because when that tissue cycles and sheds commonly invades the fallopi- it out, or with a laser, where you (blood) outside the uterus, it can an tubes, ovaries or intestines, can cauterize it.� cause scar tissue to form between which is why it can trigger abIf infertility is an issue, lapdifferent organs, where scar tis- dominal pain and is responsible aroscopy is one of the most sue shouldn’t be.� for about 30 percent of all infer- successful treatments to help a

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woman with endometriosis get pregnant. “We like patients to try to get pregnant just after surgery, because it’s most successful then,� explains Dr. HaneyWeaver. If a woman isn’t trying to get pregnant but needs pain relief, physicians often prescribe birth control pills to suppress her cycle. It’s a woman’s menstrual cycle that triggers the endometriosis to bleed internally. If birth control pills can’t suppress the pain, there are also several menopause-inducing hormonal therapies a woman can try for a few months. Unfortunately, there is no cure of endometriosis as of yet. “We try to suppress it as long as we can with hormonal treatment. But it often comes back, and it’s not unusual for a woman to have four or five surgeries,� adds Dr. Haney-Weaver. The goal is often to get a wom-

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Are YOU at risk of endometriosis? A robotic endometriosis procedure performed by Dr. Michael Fields was recently telecast from Fort Sanders Regional to a national conference in Atlanta.

Fort Sanders hosts live endometriosis robotic surgery telecast Hundreds of surgeons and obstetricians and gynecologists from around the globe recently witnessed a live endometriosis roboticallyassisted surgery for endometriosis telecast from Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. The surgery telecast was part of the World Symposium of Endometriosis (WSE) being held in Atlanta. The WSE is the largest international conference specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of the common condition endometriosis. Fort Sanders Women’s Specialists’ Gynecological Obstetrician L. Michael Fields, M.D., performed an endometriosis resection (removing endometriosis) with the da Vinci surgical robotic system. Dr. Fields,

who was assisted during the surgery by Dr. Robert McKeown of Fort Sanders Regional, developed the robotic endometriosis procedural technique that was demonstrated for the WSE Conference attendees. Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to your endometrial lining grows outside the uterus. The tissue may grow on the surface of pelvic organs or in other abdominal areas. It can cause severe pain, bleeding and is one of the top three causes of female infertility. Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological diseases, effecting more than 5.5 million American women. Dr. Fields is a pioneer in using robotically-assisted surgery to treat

endometriosis. The beneďŹ ts of robotic surgery include less pain and a quicker recovery. For endometriosis patients, the precise movements of the robotic system can also help preserve normal tissue and decrease the chance of future complications. The enhanced visualization of the 3-D viewing ďŹ eld allows the surgeon to better see the abnormal tissue. Dr. Fields and Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center were selected to host the telecast because of their level of experience in robotic surgery technology. The hospital serves as an EpiCenter training facility for robotically-assisted procedures. For more information call (865) 673-FORT (3678).

Big questions still surround endometriosis, according to OB/GYN Dr. Caroline Haney-Weaver of Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. In fact, there’s not even concrete information about how many women experience this chronic disease of the uterine lining. “I’ve read statistics of 1 percent to 25 percent, and some articles that say 40 percent of women have it,â€? says Dr. Haney-Weaver. “I think people are just aware of endometriosis now.â€? Genetic and environmental factors likely both play a part in the disease, in which the lining of Dr. Caroline the uterus migrates outside of it and into a womHaney-Weaver, an’s pelvic area. OB/GYN There are three theories about why that happens, according to Dr. Haney-Weaver: N The ďŹ rst is called “retrograde menstruation,â€? which means the menstrual blood is thought to back up through the fallopian tubes into the pelvis. N A second theory is that endometrial cells get into a woman’s bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body. N A third theory says that embryonic cells have the potential to become anything, and some become endometrial cells outside the uterus, long before birth. Some research shows that environmental factors may play a role in endometriosis, for example, exposure to dioxins, a toxic class of chemicals produced by waste incineration, pesticides, paper bleaching and other industrial processes. These are known to induce endometriosis in mice. “The bottom line is more research needs to be done,â€? says Dr. Haney-Weaver. “I think there are probably multiple factors about what makes some women predisposed to endometriosis. But there are still lots of questions about it.â€?


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HALLS SENIOR CENTER Events for the week of May 9: Monday, May 9, 10 a.m.: Pinochle Tuesday, May 10, 2 p.m.: Potluck luncheon Tuesday, May 10, 2 p.m.: Movie Time showing “Dancing at Lughnasa” Wednesday, May 11, 10 a.m.: Bingo Wednesday, May 11, 2:15 p.m.: Yoga class Thursday, May 12, 2 p.m.: Knox County Property Assessor’s Office presentation Friday, May 13, 10:30 a.m.: Social Dance class Every Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.: Hand and Foot card game Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1 p.m.: SAIL exercise Info.: 922-0416.

CORRYTON SENIOR CENTER Events for the week of May 9: Monday, May 9: 8:45 a.m., Exercise; 9 a.m., Quilting; 10 a.m. Wii bowling; 10 a.m., Dominoes; 6:45 p.m., Exercise Tuesday, May 10: 10:30 a.m., Super Seniors Luncheon; 1 p.m., Pinochle Wednesday, May 11: 8:45 a.m. Exercise; 9 a.m. Guitar lessons; 9 a.m. Quilting; 10 a.m., Dominoes Thursday, May 12: 9 a.m., Quilting; 1 p.m., Pinochle; 2:30 p.m., Toenail trimming; 6:45 p.m., Exercise Friday, May 13: 10 a.m., Book club; 10 a.m., Bluegrass Music Hour with Darrell Acuff and Friends Info: 688-5882.

Senior novice tennis program offered in May The 22nd annual “Never-Ever” Senior Novice Tennis Program, offered to seniors 50 and older who have never played or haven’t played tennis in a number of years, will be held 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning May 16 at Tyson Family Tennis Center and 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning May 17 at the Murphy Courts in West Hills Park. Registration/info: Bob Roney, 971-5896.

‘The Music Man’ “The Music Man” will be performed at the Clarence Brown Theater through Sunday, May 15. Tickets: 974-5161.


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Lines in the sand It’s been a tough few weeks. If you read last week’s column, you know that we Careys have been dealing with a death in the family, tragic in itself but accompanied by long stretches of uncertainty, absence of family members, frequent house guests and disruption of toddler schedules. We’re also at a time in Daniel’s life when he’s testing his boundaries and our authority. I’ve made it a point so far to say yes to Daniel as much as possible, but there are times when the answer just has to be no. So, when I’m cooking dinner and Daniel wants to play outside, I say no, and he proceeds to repeat the request until I’m ready to send him to be raised by wolves. “Mommy, go outside?” “No, buddy. I’m cooking dinner.” “Go outside, Mommy?” “Sorry, Daniel. I can’t. I’m cooking dinner right now.” “Mommy! Go outside!” “I’ve already said no. I’m cooking dinner.” “Go outside now?” And on and on. At some point, Daniel will burst into tears and throw a tantrum. I’ll drop what I’m doing to comfort him, but as soon as he calms down, the demands start again. It’s a vicious cycle. And I’m afraid that Daniel thinks he can get his way with these meltdowns, like if he just begs and cries enough I’ll break down. It’s blackmail, and I won’t have it.

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moms101 It’s also very hard not to lose my temper when he does this. I don’t care if you’re the Dalai Lama, when “Go outside” is chanted into your ear for the 30th time, the tension starts to rise. I raise my voice, and then I feel terrible. In this time of crisis, the whining and tantrum thing has been happening more and more, most notably during the closing prayer of the family pastor’s bereavement visit. That episode began with a request to play with a noisy toy and ended with a screaming toddler being carried from the room. I know this is normal for periods of upheaval, so I try to give the little guy some leeway. But, I won’t tolerate bossy behavior. I won’t give in when he gets like this. Not only does it undermine my authority, I’m afraid that it sets Daniel up to treat everyone like this. I’ve already seen it in his interactions with other kids. It’s his way or the highway, then he cries and nobody has fun anymore. That’s not a way to make friends. That’s not a good person to be. Contact Shannon Carey at shannon@

Phase One Consultants is teaching this class held in Knoxville • May 17, 2011 Contractors who work on homes/buildings built before 1978 are now required by Federal Law to be certified in Lead Safety by the EPA.

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HALLS - All Brick 4+BR/4.5BA w/3-car gar/workshop! Featuring: fin bsmt w/19x11 workout rm, 10.6x12.6 office, 23x14.6 rec rm full BA & 15.6x20 workshop w/ dbl doors. Lrg eat-in kit open to FR w/gas FP, formal LR/DR. Upstairs: every BR has BA access. Master w/dbl trey ceil. Master BA w/whirlpool tub, shwr & dbl vanity. 15x27 bonus rm, 9x6 laun. Plenty of strg w/floored attic that could be fin as addtl rm. 3-car gar on main has 30 amp hook up for camper. Fenced level backyard w/deck and patio. A must see. $349,900 Laura Bailey (756211)

FTN CITY- Like new, totally remodeled! This 2BR/2BA features: beautiful hdwd & tile floors, master BR w/full BA/laundry room. Great level yard w/covered stone patio in back & carport. All new: elect, plumb, roof, windows, doors, fixtures & much more. $89,900 Laura Bailey (754913)

HALLS - Move in Ready! This 3BR/2.5BA w/Bonus features: hdwd in DR, crown molding, gas FP in LR, eat-in kit w/tile back splash & lrg pantry, 8.6x5 laundry rm off kit, master w/lrg W/I closet, dbl vanity & whirlpool tub. Blinds & drapes included & W/D Negotiable. $189,900 Laura Bailey 752045

: Is it normal when my gums sometimes bleed when I floss my teeth? : Bleeding gums could mean you have gingivitis or periodontitis. Gum disease can cause teeth to loosen, gumline cavities, or bone loss that could later lead to extractions and expensive tooth replacement procedures. Other symptoms of gum disease include continuous bad breath, red/swollen gums, tenderness, pain chewing, and receding gums. People usually don’t show signs of gum disease until they are in their 30s or 40s. Teenagers are more prone to gingivitis - the milder form of gum disease. It’s important to have your gums regularly examined for any signs of inflammation, for gum disease is a very treatable condition. Our goal at Family Dentistry is to provide solutions that optimize your dental health!

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Critter Tales McMillian Dr., it’s a short, scenic drive from Knoxville and far enough away from the city to feel like you’re in the country. Riverdale hosts a show the third Saturday of every month and invites anyone who can ride to come and compete. The show starts at 10 a.m. and has 30 classes, as well fun activities for children including stick pony races and a lead line class where all “competitors” receive a first place prize.

Concessions include typical cook-out items such as hot dogs and hamburgers. A playground is also available to burn off energy for the little ones. Rodney McCroskey from Riverdale said the shows have a great, laid back family atmospshere. “It’s just a simple thing,” he said. “We try to improve it every year.” Membership is not required to compete. Admission and parking are free. Info: visit http://riverdale, email, or call 216-3455.

Mobile Meals needs help Mobile Meals currently serves hot, nutritious meals to 850 seniors each day in Knoxville and Knox County. Government and United Way funding provide about 400 of those meals, while the other 450 are served through the generosity of the community. Starting July 1, the program may have to cut back on the number of people it serves and put seniors on a waiting list to receive meals. It only takes $17 a week to provide a Knox County senior with one hot meal a day (weekdays) through Mobile Meals. It costs $700 a week to keep a senior who is suffering from illnesses made worse by poor nutrition in a nursing home. Info: 524-2786.

Child and Family Tennessee would like to raise awareness of May being Foster Care Month. Foster parents must be at least 21 years old, pass background checks, be financially and emotionally stable, take foster care training classes and have a valid driver’s license and car insurance. “You don’t have to be married, have other children, own a house or be rich. People tend to not foster as much during bad economic times, but the child’s food and clothing expenses are covered through a board payment,” said foster care parent recruiter Terrin Kanoa. She said it is especially difficult to find foster homes for ages 10 and older and that there is a tremendous need for foster parents for teenagers. Info: Terrin Kanoa, 524-7483 or email tkanoa@

AARP driver safety classes For registration info about these and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Barbara Manis, 922-5648. ■ Thursday and Friday, May 12-13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., New Market Senior Center, 1611 Depot St., New Market. ■ Thursday and Friday, May 12-13, noon to 4 p.m., Sevier County Senior Center, 1220 W. Main St., Sevierville.

A multi-family garage sale will be held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, in Murphy Hills subdivision in Halls to benefit the United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter Abner Baker #1404.

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■ The 15th annual Mercy Nautical Mile, now called River Song at Mercy Nautical Mile, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, with the Little River Band at Two Rivers Pavillion. Tickets are $250 or a table of ten for $2,250. Proceeds benefit the Compassion In Action Fund at Mercy Cancer Centers. Info: 632-5678. ■ 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 the 6:30 p.m. each first Thursday at Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7225 Old Clinton Pike. Info: 938-7245.

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It is celebrity time at Young-Williams Animal Center, and we would like to introduce you to Natalie Wood. Our version of this starlet is a three-year old female tuxedo cat. Who says a female can’t wear a tuxedo? She also has a mustache. She is very affectionate kitty who likes to be petted and would enjoy a quiet home with someone who will love her. She is available for adoption at Young-Williams Animal Center at 3201 Division St. Hours there are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. Young-Williams Animal Village, 6400 Kingston Pike, is open noon to 6 p.m. daily. See all of Young-Williams Animal Center’s adoptable animals at

The Heiskell Community Center’s monthly seniors program will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12. There will be a celebration of all seniors with birthdays in May at a special birthday party. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office will be speaking on safety issues for senior citizens. Lunch will be served at noon with bingo following. This month’s luncheon is sponsored by Computer Depot in Powell. Info: Janice White 549-0326 or Liz Jett 938-8845. “Are you gonna eat that sandwich?” Photo by D. Hacker

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FTN CITY clean 2 BR BY ISLAND Home Airport, 2BR, kit., lg. CH&A, appls., DW, LR, gas heat, AC, no pets, $485/mo W/D conn, carport, $300/dep. 865-684-7720 $495 mo. $250 DD. ***Web ID# 782146*** 2326 Spence Place. No pets, 865-689-4238. SUNSET Investment Prop-Sale 61 MAPLE APTS Now leasing 1 & 2-BRs at $650 & 10 UNIT APARTMENT $850. Brand new de- Houses - Unfurnished 74 BUILDING available. signer kitchens & Creative financing spacious floorCHALET, wood available. Trades plans. Only $150 dep 1BR quiet Halls neighwelcome. Call for + 1st mo. 208-0420. borhood. $500/mo + details. 865-712-8833. dep. 865-405-9191

Texas Lane, Kingston • Case #10-35097 Adams Lane, Heiskell • Approx. 1.11 Acres • Case #10-34545 • Located in Dogwood • Located just off of Shores Area East Wolf Valley Rd. • Wooded, Level Lot • Wooded Prop• Minutes From Watts erty with Mountain Bar Lake Views

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Chapter home building Texas. $600 mo + dep. 1 BR apt. 1 Month is available for rent. Free Rent. Some with 865-936-0168 Newly renovated in- W&D. Starting $395 mo. side! Ideal for birthday parties, reunions, 2 BR townhome, W&D 4408 WOODVALE group mtgs, etc. Free conn., DW, starting at DR. 3BR/1.5BA, $575 mo. parking right outside dbl car garage, the door! Call 524appls, brick, lg. KCDC OK 4840 or 803-2159 to fenced yard. No check out this facility! 1-yr lease. 865-247-0027 pets, $800/mo. Near ele. school. Exc cond. SENIOR HIGH 922-2403 or 705-4217

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HALLS! 3108 Bogie Ln. $274,900. Huge CORRYTON! $134,900, 2 ACRES! BaseFTN. CITY! $119,900, ESTATE SALE! Brick Y hm in Beaver Brook Private Golf & Country N ment ranch w/metal roof. Gorgeous IT ranch on huge corner lot. 4BR/2BA, huge LR, TO Club community (membership req). Approx C Y . setting, potential is endless. Updated eat-in kitchen w/newer convection range/ 4100 SF, 3 masters, 3.5BAs. Full fin bsmt, 2 N RR decor, 2BR/2BA on main, seperate LR T O oven, fridge, D/W. Full basement would be brick FPs, vaulted grtrm & DR. All seasons C F & den & small sunroom. Sun-drenched rm, open stairway to bsmt, loads of strg, sec great workshop or hobby room. Hardwood kitchen with white cabinets. Unfin sys, 2-car gar, on cul-de-sac st, gourmet kit floors under most carpet, neutral decor, basement offers potential for additional w/tile flrs, lrg work island, cook top & built-in 2-car carport & extra parking. Convenient to SF - kitchen & bath & more w/separate oven & micro, rec rm w/wet bar, office & everything! MLS# 734570 entrance. MLS# 756466 craft rm or playroom, deck, newer H&A. MLS# 756638

CUSTOM BUILT! Level acre lot, 4000 SF, 5BR/4.5BA, huge bonus room, master on main w/office, H Jason open island kitchen with silestone tops & walk-in pantry. Hardwood & McMahan tile floors everywhere except BRs. 257-1332 Lots of custom trimwork, surr snd, huge trex deck, 3-car garage. $349,900. MLS#745396





JUST LISTED! 3200 SF all on 1 level. Double level corner lot, beautiful inground pool w/vinyl fencing, 40’ deep garage, detached rec rm w/storage, 4BR/3.5BA, bonus rm w/wet bar, hardwood FR w/stone FP. Sunken LR, great location. Walk to Halls schools. $249,900 MLS# 756039




POSSIBLE 100% FINANCING! All brick, 3BR/2BA + bonus room/ office, 2-car garage, huge cathedral FR, tile eat-in kitchen, tile BAs, new carpet allowance, 2 walk-in closets in master, fenced lot on cul-de-sac street. Make an offer. $124,900. MLS#737108


WE BUY GOLD 5334 N. Broadway Directly across from Fountain City Park 865-705-5836

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NW 5700 Matlock 3BR GREAT DANE PUPS 1 BA, LR, DR, kit., Enrichment FCU seeks Blue colored, ready new carpet & vinyl, FT Branch Represento go to their home freshly painted tative for Halls Food on 4/29/11. Please walls, kit. appls. call 865-389-5713. furn., new DW, City branch. Exc sales King Charles Cavalier H&A, W/D conn., & service skills req'd Spaniels, 1 M, 15 small back porch, plus teller or retail & wks, Blenheim, not fenced back yard, reg $250. 423-494-8919 small storage shed. cash handling exp. 5Avail. immediately. day work week includes ***Web ID# 782700*** $800/mo. $800 dep. Weekdays & rotating LABS, AKC, silver 865-414-0058 days fem. 18 mos, needs Saturdays. Salary home with lots of RARITY POINTE based on exp. EOE. attention. 2 male Luxury Home, 5 choc. pups 12 wks. BR, 3.5 BA, 4995 Please note HALLS $200 ea. 865-258-2954 SF, $2500/mo. req. and send resume to ***Web ID# 781995*** 18 mo. lease & dep. employment@ Wooded home site MALTI POO Pups, w/mtn & golf views. M&F, small, 1st shot, Gourmet kit., mas- or mail to: HR Dept., PO health guar., $350. ter ste, exercise Box 883, Oak Ridge, Visa/MC. 865-216-5770. rm, media theater, TN 37831. ***Web ID# 782877*** 2 frpls. 865-805-3818 ***Web ID# 777429*** MORKIE PUPPIES, & YorkCosmetology 101 (Maltese WEST, 1520 Foolish shire Terrier Mix) Pleasure Ln. 3 BR, 2 cute & cuddly. F ba, fncd, comm. pool. LE COOP SALON in $250; M $200. 1st S/W $1100/mo + sec dep. Powell now hiring 2 6 wks, 423-337-2588 No smoke, 865-216-7585 hair stylists. Enjoy pri***Web ID# 759641*** vate cutting rooms. SHELTIES Commission or booth AKC reg., sable & WEST HILLS, 1500 sf rental. Call 947-3222. white, neutered, house & brick rancher on leash trained, health level lot, 3 BR, 2 guar. 865-719-2040 BA, fully furn. kit., Trucking Opportunities 106 ***Web ID# 780736*** hdwd. floors, 2 car gar., lg. screened in SHIH TZU Puppies, patio. Avail. 5/25. AKC Reg. Males $1,200/mo. + dep. $275. 865-426-8317; No pets. 604-5772 865-963-1965 ***Web ID# 779497*** ***Web ID# 780038*** $1000 - $1250 - $1500 WEST SHIH TZU PUPS, no Sign on Bonuses! KNOX/Papermill breeding right, $300. area, 3 BR, 2 BA, Hiring Over the Road 313-4565. 2 car garage, hardDrivers: Van, Flatbed, wood floors. 865SIBERIAN Husky AKC 805-4138. $900/mo Refrigerated openings. Pups, champ lines, May rent furnished. shots, $300 to $500. AA/EOE. Call Roehl 865 805 4138 865-995-1386 WEST NEAR Lovell ***Web ID# 782909*** 1-888-867-6345 Rd., small 2 BR, 1 BA, appls., $420/mo. CDL CLASS-A truck SIBERIAN HUSKY 865-938-1653 Fem., CKC, 10 wks. driver w/clean MVR. old, blk & wht. S&W. PT/FT. 865-992-1849 $300. 931-510-4269 Condo Rentals 76 btwn 9am & 3pm M-F. ***Web ID# 781514***

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2 BR + loft, W. Knoxv. $38,000 1st yr. minimum $ Remodeled & clean, FP, 2 car garage, CDL & job ready in 3 $1195 mo. + $600 dep. weeks. Home weekends. Call 423-327-0412. No Layoffs. Financial assist. & state funding Brockton Place Condos, avail. Major carriers 2 BR, 2 BA w/vaulted ceil. 1 car gar. patio hiring w/privacy fence, $725. 1-866-859-6705 947-1637 or 679-8238 STEADY PAYCHECK LG 2BR/1.5BA TOWNREWARDING JOB HOUSE, 1200 sqft in DRIVING AMERICA Halls/Murphy Hills area. Info: 207-1346 Become an over the road semi driver with MOVE IN SPECIAL Roehl. We can pro2 BR Condos Halls vide you the training area. 2 full BAs, miyou need to start a crowave, DW, disposal, great truck driving laundry rm. $675 mo. career. Call 865-680-8496 1-800-535-8177 ***Web ID# 781213*** AA/EOE NEW CONDO WEST KNOXVILLE

5825 Metropolitan Way 2 BR , 2 B A , 1 2 0 4 s f , 2 car garage, $850/mo. 1 yr lease. NO PETS. Call Gary 865-548-1010



YORKIE, 2 year old, male, very small, baby doll face. $200. Call 865-947-4197. YORKIE PUPPIES, very small. AKC Reg. F-$550. M $450. 865426-8317 & 865-963-1965 ***Web ID# 781047*** YORKIE PUPS, CKC, S&W, baby dolls, 6 wks. old, M $450, F $500. 423-404-4189

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 PET GROOMING SHOP, wait or drop off. Andersonville Pike, Halls. 925-3154. 

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DRIVERS WANTED Make $800-$1000 a week. ** ADOPT! * * WEST, convenient to Must be 21 years old or everything. 3 br, 3 older, have a good Looking for a lost pet or a new ba, bonus rm, 2 car driving record and a one? Visit Young-Williams gar., $1300 mo + great personality. Animal Center, the official dep. Lease req'd. Call 865/455-1365 shelter for the City of 865-405-5908. ***Web ID# 780612*** Knoxville & Knox County: RESIDENTIAL 3201 Division St. Knoxville. CLEANING M-F. WEST, LUXURIOUS Average 30 hrs. 3 br, 3 ba condo in Must pass drug fashionable Brook* * * * * * * * shire. Jacuzzi, gas screen & background check. applications FREE TO GOOD frpl, sec. syst, padHOME: 1-yr old dle fans, secluded Mon. & Tues. 688-0224. deck, ref's req'd. mama cat & 4 kit2 gray/wht No pets. Only $1325. Food Service 118b tens. males, 1 gray/wht 865-300-5132 ***Web ID# 780654*** female & 1 blk/wht female. Rescued Mama on March 17, she had kittens on 3/22. Call 231-0228 or email WEST The Colonies, detached home, roomy 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 1 car Farmer’s Market 150 gar., FP, deck, amenities incl. Pool, garbage 2 ROW, 3 point hitch, coll., clubhouse, more. John Deere planter, $925 + dep. 1 yr. lease. $495; pull type John 865-660-0460 lv msg Deere planter $295. ***Web ID# 780328*** New Idea Hay Rake $795; New Holland power take off manure Manf’d Homes - Sale 85 spreader $1295; 38' 8 ea. grain auger $495; other equip., 3 point hitch, plows, disks, bushhogs. 3 mi. from Maryville on Hwy 411 N next to Plantation Market. 865-981-3769 ^


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MULTI-UNIT FRANCHISE PIZZA CONCEPT FOR SALE w/locations in Knoxville & surrounding area. Area Development rights are available if desired. Please forward a letter of interest with qualifications to Attn: Area Developer, PO BOX 609, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868.

Business Equipment 133 STORE FIXTURES, showcases, gondolas, wall shelving. Buy all or part. 250-7303.

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ATIKA PUPS, black/ white, brown/white, S&W, $400-$800. Call 865-363-9837. BOSTON TERRIER puppies, NKC reg, parents small, call for info 865-556-9794 ***Web ID# 780669***

Flowers-Plants 189 IRIS FOR SALE Over 100 kind, Australia & Italy $4/rhizome. 6005 Green Valley Dr Holston Hills

232 Imports


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Houseboat, Stardust 1971, slps 6, Attached Dock, Norris Lake $9,900 OBO 293-8258 ***Web ID# 777537***


Buick Park Ave 1985, 53K mi, gold ext., tan int., V6, PW, Pwr seats. SHARPE HOUSEBOAT, $3700. 865-567-1518 1716 E. Magnolia Ave. 16x70, wide body, insul. pkg. 115 hrs. FORD MUSTANG GT MICROWAVE, Convertible 2005, exc. cond. Norris SHARP Carousel, Screaming Yellow, Lake. Slip avail. large. $50. 925-4985 perfect condition, $179,900. 865-567-1668 always garaged, ***Web ID# 783498*** STOVE: HOT POINT non-smoker, 500 white Electric with watt Shaker radio, self-cleaning oven, Campers 17" polished wheels. 235 $150. Call 925-4985 Only 40,300 miles. Offered at $19,500. FLEETWOOD pop-up WANTED: NONDick 423-884-3462 camper, 12-ft box, ***Web WORKING appliances ID# 781535*** sleeps 8, hot water & scrap metal. Halls & heater, outside MERCURY GRAND surrounding area. Call shower, inside toilet, John - 865-925-3820. Marquis LS 1999, $4,800. 925-3154. 136k mi, golden ext, tan lthr int, prem See it at : Auctions 217 whls, CD MP3 radio $3350. 865-804-3729 JAYCO G2, 2010, ***Web ID# 776521*** NEXT AUCTION: super slide, satellite Tues June 7th, 6pm TV, queen bed, many extras, used Air Cond / Heating 301 Cherokee Auction Co. twice, $16,500 OBO. 10015 Rutledge Pike 423-337-1689 I 40 - 10 min from Zoo exit. Consignments welcome TRAIL Light Cruiser, 2004. 18', full kit. & Let us do your estate sale BA, queen bed $7900 865-465-3164 cash. 865-376-6856 a u c t i o nz i p. c o m TA L 2 38 6 FL 5 62 6

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Medical Supplies 219 2005 JET 2 HD Power Wheelchair, like new. New controller, wheels battery, & armrest. $2000 obo. 377-3516 DAV Chapter 24 has FREE RENTAL OF POWER WHEEL CHAIRS available for any area disabled veteran or members of their immediate family. Manually operated wheel chairs also available. Call 690-7690 for information. JET II Electric wheelchair, self charger, $600. Call 865-992-0571; 660-0574

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CLASS A 30' National Surfside 2006, 2 slides, camera, gen., 20,700 mi, custom cover, $58,500. 865436-6515; 865-607-9232 ***Web ID# 780744***



Honda Goldwing 2005, ^ yellow, lots of extras 41K+ mi, well maint. Alterations/Sewing 303 $12,750. 865-661-4543

A BETTER CASH OFFER 225 for junk cars, trucks,

1ST TIME YARD SALE! Fri/Sat May 13 & 14, 8a-? 5801 Russell Run Rd, Ansley Oaks s/d off Stormer Rd, Halls. 3-FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat May 14, 8a-4p at 7823 Wisdom Ln in Solomon Place - 1st s/d on left off Hill Rd.

BIG FIVE-FAMILY SALE, 2927 Mynatt Rd, May 12 & 13. Women's & women's plus, men's, boys' & girls' plus clothing. Lots of other nice items also! Plenty to choose from!

ALTERATIONS BY FAITH Men women, children. Custom-tailored clothes for ladies of all sizes plus kids! Faith Koker 938-1041

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MAINT. & REPAIR HEATING & A/C Plumbing, electrical, appliances. Apts or homes. 7-day svc, low prices! 368-1668.


Jeep Grand Cherokee LMT, 2006. Mint Cond. SALE MAY 13 & 14 at 4 WD, 5.7 hemi, many ^ Rd off of Cenmopar extras 15,535 Lawn-Garden Equip. 190 Irwin tral Ave. Pk in mi. Trans 3 yr new car Powell. Mustang warr. $25K. 865-828-5525 Cement / Concrete 2010 Cub Cadet 1040 auto parts, tools, ***Web ID# 782723*** slate tile, paver 25 hr. $1300. Save $374. bricks, home- SATURN VUE 2006, Call 865-689-2588 AWD, blk ext, lthr surround system, int, $9,000. AT, 130k ARIN ROTO-TILLER, HH items, clothes. mi, 865-382-8751 rear-tine. 8-hp Khroler. Exc cond. $650. 922- YARD SALE Thu & ***Web ID# 781667*** Fri May 12&13 8-4 & 0665. TOYOTA 4Runner Sat May 14 8-noon 1987, all orig., like JOHN DEERE LT 133 at 7705 Bellchase Ln new. AT, 4x4, RIDING MOWER, 42" in Emory Chase s/d $5800/b.o. 865-388-3583 deck, low hours, newly off Emory Rd. Lots sharpened blade. of great deals, reaGreat cond (slight sonable prices. 18-ft 262 cosmetic damage.) aluminum ladder, Imports Runs like new! Brand many HH items, new carburetor & batmen's, women's & Mazda Miata MX5 tery. Ftn City pickup. baby clothes, small 2003, 42K mi, AT, AC, $1100 obo. 776-0529 appls, Christmas & PS, cruise, PW, CD, Halloween décor, $10,995. 865-397-5618 JOHN DEERE XD45 twin mattress & ***Web ID# 781199*** 14HP Hydro, 48" frame, basketball deck, tri-cycler, MERCEDES BENZ goal, movies, books, mulcher, electric 1981 & 1984 500 SEL exercise bike & more! start, Sulky, 130 needs work. hrs. $2,800 nego. 865-556-1480; 584-1254 865-806-6049 Boats Motors 232 ***Web ID# 781722***



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^ Bobcat/Backhoe. Small dump truck. Small jobs welcome & appreciated! Call A CLEAN HOME BY 688-4803 or 660-9645. GAIL Dependable, trustworthy, exp'd. Call MALLICOAT'S EX368-9649 for free est. CAVATION. All types gradingCAROL'S CLEANING clearing to final SERVICE 20 yrs exp, grade incl footers, comm & residential. utils, demo, drain Bonded & insured, refs fields, etc. 740-2565 avail. Call for quote 323-9105 TRACTOR, BOBCAT WORK, DUMPCHRISTIAN CLEANTRUCK, HI-LIFT. ING LADY SVC. Driveways, plowing, Dependable, refs, disc, etc. 356-1966 or reasonable. 660-2636 992-7615. Free est! ^


2007 Enclosed Trailer, 16x7, ramp tailgate, tandem axle, elec. brakes, $3750. 931-456-0233

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FURNITURE SALE Dining room furn, lamps, 257 rugs, other HH items. Trucks Sat May 14, 8a-2p. Scenic Woods s/d, DODGE RAM 2500 Norris Fwy. Laramie, 2005, quad cab, diesel, 68k mi, GARAGE SALE Fri/Sat loaded, $16,500. Call May 13 & 14, 8am-? 865-963-8638 7804 Shadowood in ***Web ID# 782735*** Cedar Crest North s/d.

RITTA COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET at Jerry Tipton CPA, 6232 Washington Pk Fri & Sat, May 20 & 21. To set up call 688-1883.

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ONE ROOM AT A TIME Int/ext, wallpaper removal, faux finishes. 15 yrs exp, refs avail. Call Sue at 6897405 .


Honda GL 1998 Trike, '08 champion trike kit, easy steer, loaded, $14,500 obo. 865-281-9556

Autos Wanted 253


ALL TYPES OF PAINT- ABC ROOFING & HOME ING, int/ ext, special IMPROVEMENT coating on metal roofs. Leak repair specialist for Barn & fence painting, all type roofs, gutters, 237-7788 or 688-9142. chimney repair, siding, soffit, windows, floor CATHY'S PAINTING & jacking. 237-7788 or WALLPAPER RE688-9142. MOVAL. Free est. 947-5688 or 454-1793


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