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The 311 on the FBI

The Shopper interns took a special tour of the Knoxville office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week. Perhaps the most excited kid in the group was columnist Jake Mabe.

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Moment of truth arrives for Vols It is (winning) football time in Tennessee, Marvin West writes, and fans are so excited and optimistic and probably so full of themselves as to overlook facts.

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Gibbs softball team honored Knox County Commission honored the Gibbs High School fotball team last week for its successful state championship run.

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Lions honor Lon The Fountain City Lions Club has named its building at Fountain City Park after longtime member Lon McNeil.

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Halls High band to hold car wash The Halls High School band will hold a car wash fundraiser 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, in the side parking lot at the Halls Food City. Concessions will also be sold and all proceeds will benefit the band.


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Loftin called ‘heartbeat of the school’ By Betty Bean If Knox County Schools administrators were hoping to reduce the tension and get the new school year started on a positive note at Shannondale Elementary School, someone miscalculated. For years, Shannondale students have consistently outperformed state and system averages, despite being plagued by chronic overcrowding and inadequate facilities. Last year, new woes were added when worried parents complained that moldy temporary classrooms were causing their children to get sick. Parent Teacher Organization meetings got TV coverage, and several parents transferred their children to other schools, despite Shannondale’s stellar academic record and close-knit cadre of involved parents. The recent appointment of John Nealy as principal was seen as a positive move, but was immediately overshadowed by the sudden transfer of physical education teacher Lisa Loftin, described by parents as “the heartbeat of the school.” Loftin had been at Shannondale for 20 years. Parents say her influence was felt far beyond the classroom. “The kids love her, she loves the kids. She’s always there for every activity and she’s gone far beyond what was required,” said Kelley Flatford, co-president of the Shannondale PTO. “She coached basketball in the Fountain City League and had mostly Shannondale kids. “They didn’t give us a reason for the transfer. They don’t have to. We haven’t had the best leadership for the past few years, and now we’ve lost Ms. Loftin. It’s very frustrating for parents.”

In this Shopper file photo from March 2002, Shannondale Elementary physical education teacher Lisa Loftin goes one-on-one against then PTO president Ruthie McLeod at a pep rally for a fundraiser basketball game against WVLT-TV. Loftin’s administrative transfer to Gibbs Elementary has upset some Shannondale parents. File photo by S. Clark

Flatford said there were sudden, unexplained changes in support staff also resulting in the departure of two other popular Shannondale staffers, school secretary Debbie Wesley and longtime custodian Arthur Spencer. “We’re going to have an all-new office staff and custodial changes,” she said. “We assume it was on the recommendation of (former principal) Dr. (Joy) Foster.” Loftin could not be reached for comment, but her name is still on the Shannondale website. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UT and an Ed.S from Lincoln Memorial University. Other Shannondale parents, who asked that their names not be used, said they are shocked and angry at Loftin’s removal from Shannondale. One parent termed the timing

“reprehensible” because Loftin was informed of the transfer the day after she returned from her mother’s funeral in mid-July. Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre said he had to make “difficult decisions” about staffing at Shannondale this year. Take a look: ■ Dr. Joy Foster, reassigned as an assistant principal at Cedar Bluff Elementary ■ Lisa Loftin, reassigned to Gibbs Elementary ■ Arthur Spencer, reassigned to Gresham Middle ■ Tiersha Adkins applied for and accepted a 6th grade reading position at Holston Middle School ■ Julia Perkins resigned after being on leave-of-absence for a year ■ Amy Johnson resigned ■ Deborah Wesley, secretary,

Reaching skyward Could Knox County’s church steeples be dwarfed by telecommunications towers in the near future? As more consumers opt to drop their land lines in favor of smartphones, the demand for telecommunication towers is increasing. U.S. Cellular has four new permit applications up for consideration on the Metropolitan Planning Commission’s Aug. 9 agenda, three of which are to be located in church parking lots not far from residential areas where telecommunications towers have not been allowed. Churches are receiving payments of about $1,000 per month


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for 5-year contracts with the option to renew for five more 5-year periods. The three towers on church property set to undergo use-onreview are: ■ A 195-foot mono pole on the Andersonville Pike side of Beaver Dam Baptist Church in Halls; ■ A 250-foot lattice tower at Lighthouse Christian Church north of Emory Road on the west side of I-75; ■ A 195-foot mono pole at Trinity Chapel on Haynes Sterchi Road near Dry Gap Pike, northwest of Sterchi Elementary School. The fourth tower location under consideration Aug. 9 is on the site of a former convenience store

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located on Washington Pike at South Mall Road near Home Depot. MPC planner Tom Brechko reviews telecommunications tower permits and says there is little danger of neighborhoods being encroached on by these structures because cell towers “in almost every case” require use-on-review approval. He said setback requirements adjacent to residential property will provide further protection by keeping the towers a distance equal to 110 percent of the tower’s height from the property line in the city, and 110 percent of the height from the residence (not the property line) in the county. Tow-

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ers are a permitted use in industrial zones. Knox County’s Wireless Communication Facility Plan classifies church parking lots in residential neighborhoods as “sensitive areas,” along with golf courses, cemeteries and utility stations, which “could provide wireless facility sites if care is taken with design.” Bob Crye, who chairs the building and grounds committee at Beaver Dam Baptist Church, said the congregation has voted to endorse the tower. “It will be on the lower parking lot on the corner in a space 20 x 40 feet,” he said. “If it was not here, it would be somewhere close.”

Beaver Creek plant is so clean it actually meets all regulations for potable water. Literally millions of different tests are run each year as part of the operation. HPUD also won a 2011 Operational Excellence award for its Beaver Creek and Raccoon Valley waste treatment plants from the Kentucky-Tennessee Water Environment Association at the 2012 Water Professionals Conference.

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resigned rather than be reassigned. John Nealy is the new principal. Because of construction he’s interviewing teachers at Panera Bread. “It was either that or in a portable,” said one administrator. Central office staff and many parents want healing to begin at Shannondale. Others are hopping mad about the disruption to a stellar community school. McIntyre said his decisions were made “after careful consideration” and in what he believes to be “the best interest of the students and the school.” School board member Indya Kincannon expressed thanks for Loftin’s many years of dedicated service to the Shannondale community. “We will miss her energy, but I am confident that the teachers and staff will come together to maintain and strengthen Shannondale’s positive learning culture.” Changes in state law that imposed an appointed superintendent also removed the school board’s power to countermand the superintendent’s decisions on personnel. Loftin is famous for keeping up with her former students. For example, in the fall of 2008, Josh Archer was a 16-year-old Central High School junior who had a chance to go to the Air Force Academy. His grades and test scores were sterling, but he was required to take a proctored physical, which he ended up doing at Shannondale under the watchful eye of his elementary school physical education teacher, Lisa Loftin, who put him through agility runs, watched him do 75 (or so) pushups in two minutes, counted his sit-ups (95), pull-ups (10) and timed his mile run (six and a half minutes). Gibbs Elementary (who already had two good ones) is getting a wonderful physical education teacher. One hopes Shannondale will be so lucky.

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All In Training facility, where you’re all in committed Maria Brinias works through a drill with All In Training and Fitness owner/trainer Mark Chait at the facility in Halls. Chait is a former physical education teacher and coach at the high school and college level for 28 years. He uses his knowledge and experience to offer a wide variety of sport specific-skill training, agility training and strength training. The facility also offers batting cages for individual or team use, small group classes and personal training. All In is located at 7614 Maynardville Highway across from the YMCA. Info: 377-3941. Photo by Ruth White

Halls resident and former Knox County Clerk Mike Padgett has opened an antique gallery and gift store, Heaven and Earth, at 7045 Maynardville Highway, in the log cabin building that once housed the ShopperNews office. Heaven and Earth offers a little bit of everything, including a mint-condition 1893 hand-cranked Victor Victrola; artwork by Anna Sandhu Ray, ex-wife of James Earl Ray, the man who assassinated Martin Luther King in April 1968; as well as crafts and work by artisans from eight Tennessee counties. “Nostalgia abounds here,” Padgett says. “We also want this to be a place for the community to come in and have a good time. As time goes on, I want this to be a gathering place. I want people to feel free to use the property for cookouts and civic meetings. This is also a museum Mike Padgett cranks up an antique Victrola, a phonograph that to antiquity and (modern) plays records without electricity. Photo by S. Clark history.” Padgett says he plans to out the year. costume and hand-crafted hold special events throughThe store also offers jewelry for sale as well as

Collectabillys opens in Clinton Union County resident Gina Alazawi shows off collectibles at her antique store, Collectabillys, which opened in late May at 354 Market St. in historic downtown Clinton. Gina says the store has “a little bit of everything,” from World’s Fair and political memorabilia to Americana items. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Info: 457-3381. Photo by Jake Mabe

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FIRST FRIDAY IN THE DISTRICT Several District in Bearden members will host events for the District’s First Friday, Aug. 3. Info: ■ Plum Gallery will have an open house 5-9 p.m., featuring Neranza Noel Blount, exhibiting “Whole Ball of Wax.” Info: www. ■ The Practice Yoga will host a free Yogalates class 5-7 p.m. Info: ■ Lola B will have an open house 5-7 p.m. Info: www.shoplolab. com. ■ Naples Italian Restaurant will offer several specials that evening. Info:

NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES ■ The annual Beverly Park Place Flea Market will be held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at 5321 Beverly Park Circle. There will be food, fun and auctions. Spaces are $10 and all proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. Info: Lisa Ball, 687-1321. ■ Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave., hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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faith-based items and art (including work by Spencer Williams). Padgett showed us candles made to look and smell like desserts, including banana pudding and carrot cake, made by an artisan in Warren County. “That’s the darndest thing I’ve ever seen.” Padgett is also a dealer at Grassy Valley Antiques, owned by Matt and Stephanie Ashley, which has relocated from its original North Broadway location to 5710 Kingston Pike near Bearden Elementary School. He says he enjoys “picking” items at estate sales and selling items at flea markets. He also does Internet work and sells on eBay. He says he bought this business from a Gatlinburg couple. He’s even got octagonal picnic tables for sale. “You get to meet people and see people. It’s fun.” Heaven and Earth Gallery and Gifts is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Info: 377-4391 or www.heavenandearth

Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every second and third Saturday. Free admission. Info: 3572787 or email fcartcenter@ ■ Fountain City Business and Professional Association meets at noon each second Wednesday at Central Baptist Church of Fountain City. Lunch is $10. Info: Beth Wade, 971-1971, ext. 372, or bwade@ ■ Halls Business and Professional Association meets at noon each third Tuesday at Beaver Brook Country Club.

■ Murphy Hills Swimming Pool (located behind Adrian Burnett Elementary) will be open through Labor Day and is accepting new members from within the subdivision and from other neighborhoods. A diving board, baby pool, and covered picnic area and grill are available for use, and a lifeguard is on duty at all times. Members and nonmembers may also reserve the facility at an additional charge for private family parties, sports teams, reunions or other events. Annual household family membership dues are $165 (plus a $125 one-time new member registration fee). Info or to join: Ken Davis, 748-0070 or ■ Powell Lions Club meets 7 p.m. each first and third Thursday at 7142 Old Clinton Pike. ■ Powell Republican Club meets 7 p.m. each third Thursday at Shoney’s on Emory Road. Open to all Republicans.

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McNeil, 95, has been a member since 1950. Club treasurer and past president Dick McMillan says McNeil ran the Knoxville Eye Bank for 57 years and has been instrumental in the upkeep of the Lions Club building. McNeil was honored during a special ceremony July 16. The Lions also named the fellowship hall after C.S. Needham, a Fountain City Lion since 1947 who passed away last year. Mr. Needham earned perfect attendance throughout his 60plus year association with the Lions Club. “Both of those guys are from the Greatest Generation,” McMillan says. “We’ll never see their likes again.” Mr. Needham’s surviving family members were present at the ceremony. The club also gave a plaque to longtime club members Cecil and Lucille Campbell, who gave a generous donation toward the club-sponsored installation of restrooms at Fountain City Park. “We wouldn’t have been able to get the project off the ground without it,” McMillan said. Club member Roy Hembree was named Lion of

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Karns native releases new children’s book

A few years ago, I told you about Karns native Kathy Arnold Sperounis, who had written a children’s book with a Christian theme for her daughter, who was separated from a friend who had moved to Minnesota. Sperounis, a 1990 Karns High graduate who now lives in Peabody, Mass., has released a second book in the series, “J.A.M.S. and the Case of the Missing Walking Horse.” It is set in Tennessee and continues the earlier book’s format, focusing on an animal (this time, the famous Tennessee walking horse), a state (this time, Tennessee) as well as a Christian theme (this time, the commandment not to steal from others). Her new book has been self-published and is available at and also through her website, or by emailing Two dollars of any book purchased by a Knox County resident directly from Sperounis will go to Knox County Schools. The J.A.M.S. series is written for young readers ages 8-12, but Sperounis has written two other books, which are currently being illustrated, designed for children ages 4 to 7. She is also completing a young adult book based on the real-life story of a friend who survived the Pol Pot/ Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia.

Dick McMillan presents a plaque to longtime Lions Cecil and Lucille Campbell, who provided a generous donation to complete the restroom project at Fountain City Park.

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government Do numbers lie? As Groucho Marx liked to missioner R. Larry Smith say: Who you gonna believe, who seemed determined to disprove our story. me or your lying eyes? “We will not have final, honest numbers until November,” Caldwell told the commissioners. “We will have hard estimates (on Sandra any surplus) when we close Clark the books in September.” The reason, he said, is the county continues to pay its payables. A couple of weeks ago, we (This begs the question requested information from of whether the county has the Trustee’s Office. The spent more than was budquestion was simple: How geted in its adopted balmuch property taxes and anced budget.) sales taxes have you collectCaldwell said the “Halls ed for the fiscal year ending Shopper” numbers are corJune 30, 2012? rect, but do not tell the whole The answer was clear: story. He said the county Property tax collections in- budgeted to collect $1.1 milcluding delinquent taxes and lion in delinquent taxes and fees: $261,463,386; sales fees, but the Trustee’s Office tax: $141,164,674 for a total exceeded expectations, colcollected: $402,628,060. lecting $2.1 million. The budget adopted for “We can’t count on that the same fiscal year showed kind of increase every year anticipated collections of because as they do a better $248,769,308 (property); job there will be fewer de$136,514,750 (sales) for a linquent taxes to collect,” he total: $385,284,058. said. Wheel tax collections The difference is $17.3 are flat, he said, and the million which I called a fee offices are performing “surplus” and questioned about as budgeted. whether County CommisClassic misdirection. sion would opt to use any Caldwell represents his or all of it for one-time boss, Mayor Tim Burchett, requests from the school who does not want commisboard, not covered in the sioners to get excited about budget adopted for the cur- spending a surplus. rent fiscal year. Nope. Mayor Tim would Simple, right? prefer to announce it himWrong. self in the fall, take credit The county’s interim for wise management and finance director, Chris maybe even find another Caldwell, met with com- school to build that the missioners last Monday to school board didn’t ask for. discuss collections. He was We’re not backing up on grilled specifically by Com- this. There’s more to come.


Republicans cross the finish line While the gathering really wasn’t about politics, if there had been any more Republicans assembled on the steps at Helen Ross McNabb Center the other day and if there had been some kind of tasty vittles served, they could have called it something like, Oh, the Lincoln Day Dinner or the Duncan Family Barbecue. At the press conference at Helen Ross McNabb Center are Nick Pavlis, Steve Hall, Ryan Haynes, Doug Varney, Becky Massey, Randy Nichols, Doug Overbey, Andy Black, Tim Burchett and Jimmy “J.J.” Jones. Photo by Jacob Swisher

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Oh, wait … guess those names are taken. Anyway, with Attorney General Randy Nichols as the only self-declared Democrat in sight – and there are those who question whether there really is a “D” after his name and others who note that his first name does, indeed, start with an “R” – there was hardly a Dem to be found. But all joking aside, the group gathered to announce an important new mental health pilot project for Knox County that is hoped will be such a success it will be implemented statewide. The legislation allows persons with mental illness or severe emotional disturbance to receive comprehensive health care services on an outpatient basis after processing through the court system. Initially, 10 persons a year will participate in the program. The bill was sponsored by Knox County’s Sen. Becky Massey and Rep. Ryan Haynes and Blount County’s

Sen. Doug Overbey and Rep. Bob Ramsey – Republicans all, and that’s why the gathering looked something like a family reunion. Joining the group were Knox County Sheriff Jimmy Jones and County Mayor Tim Burchett, along with city of Knoxville Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis and Rep. Steve Hall. Even Doug Varney, Tennessee’s Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, who hails from Johnson City and was on hand to offer remarks, has a strong local Republican connection. His daughter, Leandra Varney, is among a group of young people who will help staff Republican headquarters here and will be working throughout East Tennessee on behalf of the Romney campaign. Andy Black, CEO and president of the McNabb Center, was host and introduced the speakers, saying that McNabb “fully supports a program that works to help individuals with an untreated mental illness receive quality and compassionate care.”

Burchett said that while he had worked hard to pass similar legislation while serving in the legislature, “It was Massey and Haynes who carried this across the finish line.” Overbey remarked that the jails “have become the largest place to treat the mentally ill” and noted that the legislation is especially timely because of the recent closing of Lakeshore Mental Health Institute. Massey said it is her hope that the bill “will stop the revolving door that keeps these

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them, so I just sort of slid back in my chair a bit, out of the way.” And then there are the disappointing incidents – like having your yard signs destroyed or stolen. “Except for a few that friends have asked for and distributed them, I put up every one of those signs myself.” On Pierce’s website there’s a photo of a mangled sign, still standing, but looking as if it has a couple of band aids on it. “Nope. Those aren’t band aids,” the candidate laughs, “They’re orange duct tape. Hey, it works!” Pierce says his interest in government and history runs deep. “I was the first in my family to graduate from high school. My Granddaddy couldn’t even read or write. But I remember sitting with my Daddy and Granddaddy in front of an old black and white TV in 1956 watching the returns come in for

President Eisenhower. And he’s always appreciated a good yarn. “There was a little country store in Giles County, where I grew up. It was a place people went to exchange news and stories – a gathering place, kind of like the Hardee’s in Karns where people gather in the mornings – so I grew up listening. I really enjoy people.” It must have been a big leap from that small farming community to the University of Tennessee, where Pierce received both graduate and undergraduate degrees and met his wife, Lavonne. The two first rented a house in West Haven, then bought their first house off Pleasant Ridge Road and eventually built a home in Karns. They have lived in the 89th District their entire 39 years of marriage. Pierce retired a few months ago after more than 35 years in the housing industry. He was executive


GOSSIP AND LIES ■ During debate on whether the commission would open meetings with a prayer (it passed, 10-1), Commissioner R. Larry Smith said he understands how minorities feel because he himself is often in a minority. When is that, Larry? A. In a roomful of short people. B. At a gathering of ex-wives. C. Stumbling into a Phi Beta Kappa meeting. ■ Shannondale School has imploded with multiple reassignments, transfers and resignations. What disrupts a school most? A. A tradition of academic excellence and involved parents. B. A rogue custodian, secretary and P.E. teacher. C. A dispassionate, yet micromanaging, superintendent.

Bo Pierce: ‘Retired but not tired’ Win, lose or draw, and in spite of 105 degree heat on some days and pouring rain on others, working before daylight or after dark at times, William “Bo” Pierce says he has truly enjoyed campaigning for the state House in the new 89th District. Part of the reason has to be that he’s such an affable guy. A born storyteller, he’s also a great listener. It’s clear that he likes to enjoy himself, even when the task at hand is a serious one. And don’t be fooled for a minute. He takes this race very seriously. But it hasn’t been all knocking on doors, making new friends and swapping tales. There have been some tense moments, one at a public appearance last week when two of his opponents got into a rather heated debate with each other. “I was seated between the two of

patients repeatedly admitted to psychiatric hospitals or confined to jail on minor charges by getting them the help they need to get their illness under control.” Haynes said the legislation marks “a truly great day in Knox County. This is a problem that doesn’t get the attention it needs from the federal government. What we want to do is spend on the front end so we can save on the back end. There are many people who can be served outside of jail or a hospital.”

lative process and was able to have some influence and impact on housing legislation.” Pierce says his major areas of focus in Nashville will be education, economic development, public safety and quality of life. He says he’s working hard for the job: “I may be retired, but I’m not tired!”

Bo Pierce with the women in his life – daughter Rebecca, at left, a teacher at Hardin Valley Academy, and wife Lavonne, who is a secretary at the school. Photo submitted

director at Knox County Housing Authority for most of that time, retiring as vice president at Knoxville’s Community Development Corp (KCDC). He was also president of the Tennessee Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities for 20 years.

It was that latter position that found Pierce heavily involved in legislative issues, meeting frequently in Nashville with legislators on housing matters. During those years, Pierce says, “I went to a lot of committee meetings working through the legis-

This is the last in our four-part series profiling the candidates in the newly-created state House 89th District race. Because there is no Democrat candidate, the winner of the Aug.2 Republican primary will represent the district in Nashville. The candidates are Tim Hutchison, Roger Kane, Joey McCulley and William “Bo” Pierce. The district consists of Karns, Hardin Valley, Solway, West Haven and part of Norwood.

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ccording to a 1967 writing by Louise Davis of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 32 Tennesseans died at the Alamo, which was the largest number of any state that participated in the Seige of the Alamo. The following is a list of those who sacrificed their lives for the independence of Texas from Mexico: Micajah Autry, Jackson; Joseph Bayless, Clarksville; John Blair; Samuel B. Blair; James Bowie, Elliott Springs; Robert Campbell; David Crockett, who moved from place to place, including Greene, Lincoln, Lawrence, Franklin, Carroll and Weakley counties; Squire Daymon; William Deardorf; Almeron

Dickinson, Bolivar; John H. Dillard, Nashville; John H. Dillard, Nashville (Davis’ list contained two people by the same name); James L. Ewing; James Girard Garrett; John M. Hayes, Nashville; Charles M. Heiskell; William Marshall; Albert Martin; William Mills; Andrew M. Nelson, Shelbyville; James Robertson; James M. Rose; Andrew H. Smith; Joshua G. Smith; A. Spain Summerlin; William E. Summers; William Taylor; John W. Thomson; Burke Trammel; Asa Walker, Columbia; Jacob Walker, Columbia; Joseph G. Washington. I’m always looking for more information, so if anyone reading this has more

information on any of the people listed here, please let me know and I’ll add it. Charles M. Heiskell, son of George and Elizabeth Frye Heiskell, lived in Beard Valley near what is now Maynardville. He is said to have owned one cow, which he drove to Knoxville where he sold the cow, and went to Louisiana. From there he went to Texas. It has been established, apparently on sound evidence, that he was killed at The Battle of the Alamo, March 6, 1836. A great-nephew received several checks from year to year, the last one about 1914, from some person living east of San Antonio regarding a quitclaim deed

Moment of truth draws near TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West


t is (winning) football time in Tennessee and we fans are so excited and optimistic and probably so full of it as to overlook facts. Derek Dooley did it. He said the Southeastern Conference won’t have Tennessee to kick around anymore. Players cheered. Sounds great! On the flip side, we have sobering news. Vanderbilt’s James Franklin defeated Dooley in media day quips and fist bumps. Later, we

learned that Dooley is not on the same coaching planet with the great Nick Saban. Experts who claim great insight say Dooley ranks 14th among SEC coaches. That is behind everybody, the new guys and even Joker Phillips of Kentucky. Oh, you say Joker decked Derek nose-to-nose in November. No, I had not forgotten but I’m trying. The great mentor Saban says Dooley is doing a re-

ally good job, considering his troubling inheritance and that he had a stroke or two of bad luck last season. Dooley, asked to evaluate himself, dodged the issue. He said we live in a world of results and people think we are what our record says we are. Tennessee was 1-7 last season against league foes. That says the Vols were very bad, as in almost awful. It does not address circumstances or declare that Dooley is doomed.

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on land that had been owned by this Charles. The records may have been burned when the Union County Courthouse was destroyed in 1969, and I have been too busy with other projects to do further investigation. There is no tradition of Charles having descendants. Information on Charles may be found in “A Critical Study of the Siege of the Alamo� by Dr. Amelia M. Williams. My cousin, the late Roy Hillary Heiskell who settled in New Mexico and later Weslaco, Texas, did extensive research on Charles, and most of what we have is due to his perseverance and research. For many years the plaque at the Alamo read Charles M. Haskell, but some years ago due to Roy’s research it was corrected to Heiskell. Additional evidence includes bounty records at the Texas General Land Office located by my cousin. Charles M. Heiskell was issued Certificate No. 341 for 640 acres of land patented Oct. 17, 1851 to his heirs, but never received it, and Certificate No. 883 for 1,920 acres in Hamilton

County, Texas (Milam Donation 727; Milam Bounty 729.) Another part of the legend is that Charles was a friend of Sam Houston, and that sparked his interest in going to help his friend in the pursuit of the independence of Texas. General Sam Houston, a former resident of Blount County, went to Texas, becoming Commander in Chief of the Texan Army in the War for Texan Independence. In his Letter (“Houston Letters�) of January 30, 1836 to {sic} White, he indicates Charles M. (Haskell) Heiskell left the Alamo with James Grant or Frank W. Johnson earlier but returned to it with General Bowie. About 100 men under General Bowie and Captain J. W. Fannin defeated a Mexican force near “Mission Conception� on Oct. 28, 1835. After a campaign of nearly two months, BEJAR was surrendered to them on Dec. 11, 1835. It is presumed that during the absence of Charles from the Alamo he was in this campaign under Bowie. David Crockett, also a

native of Tennessee, in 1835 emigrated to Texas, becoming a general in the heroic defense of the Alamo. General William B. Travis also was among those who were slaughtered. Bowie, the commander of Charles’ outfit, was ill with pneumonia in the chapel of the Alamo at the time of the final assault and among the last to be killed. At the final assault, the five survivors were subsequently bayoneted in cold blood. Three women, one a Mexican, two children and a black servant were spared. One of the women spared was Mrs. Almeron Dickenson and the Dickensons’ child. Mrs. Dickenson’s husband died at the siege, but she lived to give her personal account of this history. The final assault was made March 6, 1836, by about 4,000 Mexicans. The slaughtered defenders’ bodies were brutally mutilated and then thrown into heaps and burned.

It is past tense, then instead of now. It does not take into account lessons learned, injuries healed, improved talent, greater depth or progress in speed, strength and endurance – plus a crowd of new assistants with bonus enticements for bowl games. Speaking of Saban and other high authorities, SEC coaches and assembled media, in secret ballot but public proclamation, said our No. 1 man, Tyler Bray, our reason for faith in the future, is not even close to being the best quarterback in the league. Can you believe Tyler Wilson of Arkansas, Aaron Murray of Georgia, A.J. McCarron of Alabama and maybe two or three others are all better than Bray? And we have been worrying about him leaving early for the NFL?

In our world of results, you could say Bray, with minimum help, has not beaten anybody that matters. But we know he will. Any day now, he will come of age. He is maturing. He may even grow up to make better decisions, and throw only footballs. He is smart. He grasps several languages. He can read the strong safety, understand offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and communicate with all-world receiver Da’Rick Rogers. Just wait, Bray will prove he can win when the chips are on the proverbial table. Or, in this case, on the turf at the Georgia Dome, final Friday night in August, the moment of truth. This opener is the most important game in the coaching life of Derek Dooley and the

playing career of Tyler Bray. Because it will be televised on one of ESPN’s junior channels and because a few million high school fans will be otherwise engaged, the whole world won’t be watching but we’ll have a quorum. And the outcome against North Carolina State will tell us whether we do or don’t have what it takes. Whip the Wolfpack and you set a tone for good things to come. Lose that one and ‌ To restore confidence, if not jubilation, I say Tennessee is somewhat better. The facts I will no longer ignore are these: Talk, even by Saban and Dooley, is mostly meaningless. Results matter. Ready or not, here comes a football run for your life.

Bonnie Peters is the Union County Historian and the author of many books. Contact Bonnie at or 687-3842.

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Closing throws lives into limbo By Betty Bean It was already hot at the RockTenn plant when the first shift reported at 6:45 a.m. July 10, but what everybody’s going to remember about that morning won’t be the stifling heat. It will be the order to go upstairs for a meeting. Despite knowing that they had turned a hefty profit the month before, something didn’t feel right. “Usually they tell us the day before that bigwigs are going to be in here tomorrow, but this was a surprise,” said Joe Vespo, an Indiana native who operates a Flexographic machine, a onestop wonder that prints, folds, glues and bundles cardboard boxes. “I take all kinds of pride in my work. I believe I’m the best Flexo operator west of the eastern seaboard.” He has worked at the plant on Anderson Road for almost 20 years. “We all go upstairs, and one guy said, ‘This meeting can’t be good because they didn’t buy us any biscuits and orange juice.’ ” Then the suits walked in. Six of them, lined up in a row. One did all the talking. “They were from corporate and none of us had ever seen them before,” Vespo said. “He proceeded to say they are closing the Knoxville RockTenn plant down in 60 days. It was like ‘Whoa!’ ”

Boyd Haynes and Joe Vespo have worked together for two decades. That will end when the RockTenn plant closes Sept. 7. Photo by Betty Bean

“Everybody was just mesmerized by the thought of losing their jobs,” said Boyd Haynes, who is Vespo’s helper on the Flexo machine, a job he took when his previous job in quality control was phased out. He’s been at RockTenn for nearly 23 years. “They said it was because they didn’t have room to expand,” Vespo said. “For (the profit we generated in) a month, I’d knock a wall down.” There’s been a box-making plant on Anderson Road since 1947, through numerous own-


ers. Over the years, they’ve been good corporate citizens whose employees have donated labor to make boxes for the Empty Stocking Fund and volunteered at nearby Shannondale Elementary School. “Those were the good old days,” Vespo said. “It was 100 percent volunteers, working after hours assembling Empty Stocking Fund boxes. And Shannondale would come in at Christmas with cookies and fudge to thank us. It was much appreciated.” The pay at RockTenn is good, the benefits are good, the in-

surance is good and both men had planned to retire there. But Haynes, 52, and Vespo, 50, are too young to retire, but old enough, they fear, to make jobhunting difficult. There are other considerations, too. “Everybody was pretty much in shock,” said Haynes, a Knoxville native and Gibbs High School graduate. “It’s not just about losing the job. We’re like family here. It’s been an honor to work with all these people. We’re with each other in the plant more than we’re with our families, especially in the fall when (making boxes for) Amazon kicks in and it’s nonstop, 24 hours a day.” “One guy asked how many of those plants were union? He said they’d closed 12 plants and 11 of them were union, but in the same breath, he said that wasn’t the reason. I would not want to have his job – telling all these employees they’re not going to have a job,” Vespo said. Haynes and Vespo praised plant manager Mike Woody, who was transferred here from Alabama and will also lose his job in September. “He’s as fine a man as I’ve ever worked with,” Haynes said. Haynes said there’s been discussion among the workforce about getting together and trying to buy and operate the plant themselves – “I’d go for that in a heartbeat, just to have a job.” But he doesn’t sound optimistic about pulling that off. He’s sending out resumes, but hasn’t heard anything yet. Both are very worried about health insurance. And both Haynes and Vespo

have second jobs – Hayes farms and Vespo is a locksmith (he can be reached at 306-3357). There are some 85 employees in the plant and Mike Adams is the union representative for most of them. He has worked there for 24 years and will be one of the recipients of the severance package he’s negotiating. More than half of his people have been at the plant for 20-plus years, one family for three generations. He says he worries most about the young ones. “This isn’t happening because of making money or losing money. They cannot expand enough to keep up expectations, to keep the main stockholders happy. When you work for a bunch of lawyers and doctors, all they see is dollar signs,” Adams said. And what are the chances that some other box manufacturer might be interested in the RockTenn plant? “They’re going to clean the place out. By November there’ll be nothing there but four bare walls,” he said. The once thriving industrial district just off Tazewell Pike will dwindle even more. “The eyeglass place has gone down West,” he said “and Tucker Steel is no longer Tucker Steel and is down to a skeleton crew. When we’re gone, it’ll be a ghost town.” Haynes and Vespo say they’re going to remain hopeful. “They say when a door closes, another one opens,” Vespo said. “I’d like to see everybody get a job and move up from what they were making,” Haynes said.


■ Christian Parigger, associate professor of physics, and Jacqueline Johnson, associate professor of mechanical, aerospace and biomedical engineering, along with Robert Splinter of Splinter Consultants, have developed a technology that harnesses the power of lasers to find, map and non-invasively destroy cancerous tumors. A video about the research can be viewed by visiting watch?v=9I2M_7oCOGs ■ UT Extension will offer two workshops at the Eastern Region Office, 1801 Downtown West Blvd., on how to utilize computer programs to better manage your farm financial records. A daytime workshop will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 14. An evening workshop will be offered 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 13-14. Space is limited to 15 participants per workshop. The Quicken program will be used but not provided. Cost is $20. Info or to register: David Bilderback, or 423-798-1710, or Alice Rhea, or 200-4527.

■ Carter High School Class of 1957 will hold its 55-year reunion 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Chop House at Exit 407 off I-40. Info: Peggy Wilson, 933-2608 or Sue Walker, 933-3077. ■ Central High School Class of 1944 will have its 2012 reunion at noon Thursday, Aug. 16, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Info/registration: Carolyn C. Mynatt, 584-9530 or Dr. Jim Tumblin, ■ Gibbs High School Class of 1977 will have its 35th reunion Oct. 27. Contact information is needed for those planning to attend. Email your name, address and phone number to or call 688-4727 or 922-3060. ■ Halls High School Class of 1992 will hold its 20-year reunion Saturday, Sept. 1, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Info: Jennifer Corum, 654-1317 or email jennifercorum@ ■ Standard Knitting Mills reunion is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 at the John T. O’Connor Senior Center. Any employee or relative is welcome. Food donations are accepted; limited to finger foods. Info: 523-5463. ■ Wilkerson Reunion is 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Big Ridge State Park. Bring a covered dish.

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A church member works the booth at the fair, selling candy apples freshly made by members of Fairview United Methodist Church. The church has sold the confection at the fair since 1952. Photos

But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan: Go and tell my servant David: Thus says the Lord: Are you the one to build me a house to live in? Wherever I have moved about among all the people of Israel, did I ever speak a word with any of the tribal leaders of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd my people Israel, saying, “Why have you not built me a house of cedar?” I will raise up your offspring after you. … He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. (2 Samuel 7:4-5, 7, 12b, 13 NRSV)

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CROSS CURRENTS are saints and cherubim with flaming gold wings, and in the center is the largest figure, the Christus Victor – the Risen and Triumphant Christ. It is, to say the least, stunning. I sometimes feel sorry for David that he was not allowed to build a house for his Lord. He was, after all, “a man after God’s own heart.” (1 Samuel 12:14) But God had other plans. God would pass the torch to David’s son, who was yet unborn. God promised that when David had died, God would raise up David’s son, the son of his body, and that God would establish his kingdom. And then God said, “I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me.” (2 Samuel 7: 14) So it was that Solomon, David’s son, would build a house for God: the great Temple of Jerusalem. There would not have been saints or disciples or pictures of Christ in that worship space: no graven images allowed, and besides, there were no saints or disciples yet, and Jesus the Christ was generations away. No matter where we worship – on a hillside, in a cathedral, in a log chapel, in a temple, in a church – God is present and is glorified.


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The apple of His eye By Ruth White For 60 years, members of Fairview United Methodist Church have been sharing stories and making new memories at the Tennessee Valley Fair. In 1952, the church was known as the First Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Women’s Society wanted to raise money for the church’s mission outreach. One of the members’ brothers was an experienced carnival worker and taught the women to make candy apples to sell at the Tennessee Valley Agricultural and Industrial Fair, now known as the Tennessee Valley Fair. The first apples were made in shiny copper pots and ingredients were cooked on gasoline powered cookers. The ingredients were simple – Grimes Golden apples, red food coloring, sticks, cellophane wrap, rubber bands and lots of sugar. Today, the cooking method and brand of apple may have changed, but the recipe remains old-fashioned and preservative-free as it did 60 years ago.

Back when the first batch of apples was produced, customers were charged 10 cents for the delicious fair treat. During the 1970s and 1980s, prices rose to three apples for a dollar and current price is $1 per apple and are called the best buy at the fair. Through the efforts of generations of workers, the project is still going strong. Members believe that God has kept them as the “apple of His eye” and has blessed their endeavor with success. Each year, first-time apple makers join the workers (some fourth and fifth generation) to stem, stick, dip, wrap, transport and sell apples. Amidst all of the hard work, the group finds time to fellowship with friends. With the proceeds from the apple sales, the church has supported projects from the Sudan and Haiti to local missions such as Mission of Hope and families from the church congregation. Sixty years of apple sales (more than 1 million apples) have allowed the small congregation to touch

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lives for the cause of Christ. This year as the Tennessee Valley Fair opens in Knoxville, look for the Fairview United Methodist Church booth and experience a freshly made candy apple for the first time or for the 60th time. But don’t wait too long because only a certain amount of apples are produced per day and the group tries to sell out each evening.

Diligent record-keeping over the years allows the group to determine the number to make per day, and workers will stay busy all through the fair to produce this sweet confection that is sure to bring a smile to a fair-goers’ face and bring back sweet, sweet memories. Fairview United Methodist Church is located in North Knoxville at 2800 Fairview St.





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“The House of the Lord.” Now there is a phrase that means very different things, depending on the context. In the Scripture quoted above, David, the King, is offering to build a temple for God. His motives apparently are not entirely selfless: he wants to glorify God, certainly, but he also wants to assuage his feelings of guilt. As the King states it, he himself lives in a house of cedar, but the Lord God does not have a permanent home. Apparently David is the only one concerned about that inequity. God reasons that moving about among the people is more His style, and moreover, did He ever ask for a house of cedar? I thought about this passage last Sunday. I was visiting my daughter Jordan in Memphis, and since her house was right behind St. John’s Episcopal Church, I visited there. I had done the same last July, when we moved her into her house, and so when the church bells began ringing for the 10:30 service, I walked across the street and slipped into a pew about two-thirds of the way back. (It always helps this Methodist girl to kneel and stand at the right times if I am far enough back in the nave to see a lot of folks in front of me!) Because I was looking at the pews, trying to decide which one I would choose, it was only when I sat down, then knelt, that I lifted my eyes to the chancel. I know I gasped; I hope not too loudly. I had forgotten since last year the magnificence of the mural on the wall behind the altar. It covers the entire wall, and the color behind all the figures is crimson. There


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Gibbs High softball players and coaches meet with Commissioner Dave Wright prior to County Commission’s recognition of the team’s state championship. Pictured are: (front) Kaitlin Beeler, Lexie Needham, Faith Lowry, Amber Swaney, Kaitlyn Trent, Anna Mershon; (back) assistant coach Alex Walker, Wright, Karri Byrd, Cheyenne Boles, Samantha Smith, Ashley Swaney, Holly Moyers, Savannah Foster, head coach Carol Mitchell, and assistant coach Kristen Delapp. Photo by S. Clark

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Gibbs team honored by commission By Sandra Clark “Until you’re in it you don’t know what hard work it takes to win the state (championship),� said Gibbs High softball coach Carol Mitchell. She should know, because Gibbs High softball has won the state championship nine times now – eight times with the direct involvement of Mitchell. The players and coaches were honored by Knox County Commission last week with a resolution sponsored by Dave Wright. “Gibbs has a long tradition of playing well,� he said. Mitchell introduced her

players, many of whom will return next season. “It’s not free to go to the state and win,� Mitchell said. Expenses for food and housing mount every day a team stays. Mitchell said the community support was fantastic, including the escort by the Sheriff’s Office from the Knox/Loudon county line all the way to Gibbs High School. She singled out the Gibbs Ruritan Club for its long-time support. “We are the only team that won its last (division) game,� said Mitchell, a star pitcher in the 1990s who played college ball at Carson-Newman. Gibbs won

four state championships behind her pitching and four more with her as head coach. This year’s team posted a 42-5 record. When asked by a commissioner what her win-loss record was, Mitchell joked “a bunch to not a lot.� Four players were named All-State for Class AA by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association: pitcher Samantha Smith, catcher Savannah Foster, infielder Dani Jefferson and outfielder Faith Lowry. Those four, plus infielders Megan Farmer and Cheyenne Boles, were named All-KIL.

Pets around town The local pet community has been buzzing the last few weeks about upcoming events and advances in critter-related communication.

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Critter Tales For those of you who want all of your animalrelated information in one place, check out “Four Paws: Handbook for a Pet-Friendly Community� sponsored by YoungWilliams Animal Center, the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, the Companion Animal Initiative of Tennessee, Knoxville Veterinary Medical Association and the Most Pet-Friendly Community Initiative. For animal owners, “Four Paws� is exactly what it says: a pet handbook. There are tips for housetraining your pet, traveling with them and even hiking

with them. Also included are lists of shelters, spay/ neuter clinics and veterinary offices around East Tennessee. “Four Paws� also tackles less-comfortable subjects such as finding a new home for your pet and domestic abuse toward animals. Hard copies of “Four Paws� can be found at Young-Williams or you can download a digital copy by visiting its website at www. A couple of weeks ago, the Knoxville Zoo hosted “Zoo To Do� for families which involved pizza, donuts and juggling. Next on the calendar is the annual, more sophisticated Feast with the Beasts, a fundraiser geared toward the 21-and-over crowd with samples from local breweries, wineries and restaurants. There will be live music and more. Feast with the Beasts will be held 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18. All proceeds will benefit the Knoxville Zoo. More information is available online at or by calling 637-5331. And last but certainly not the least important is

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My FBI story By Jake Mabe OK, I’ll admit it. I have always wanted to be a federal agent. It started when I was a kid, I guess. I devoured former News Sentinel columnist Don Whitehead’s book “The FBI Story.” I did a report on J. Edgar Hoover in the 5th grade. I loved reruns of the TV series “The FBI” with Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and I was one of about five people who rooted for Melvin Purvis instead of Johnny Dillinger in the 1973 Warren Oates movie “Dillinger.” I had even started to suspect that acting FBI director L. Patrick Gray was Deep Throat, the infamous Watergate source who told Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward to “Follow the money” while investigating the scandal that would bring down President Richard Nixon’s administration. Who else but an FBI agent, I reasoned, would have that kind of information? (I was close. Deep Throat was Gray’s No. 2 guy at the bureau: W. Mark Felt.) So, when I was asked to accompany the interns on a tour of Knoxville’s FBI building last Tuesday, I didn’t have to be asked twice. I felt like a kid at Christmas. Security was tight, as you can imagine. We couldn’t take cameras or even cellphones along. Our tour guide was Ronda Stewart, secretary to the Assistant Special Agent in Charge. The tour was facilitated by former FBI employee Judy McCarter. The first thing you see in-

An exterior view of the Federal Bureau of Investigation building off Middlebrook Pike. Cellphones and cameras were not allowed inside the building. Photo by Ruth White side the main building is a large photograph of Hoover in the lobby, along with photos of his successors. The lobby’s floor is dominated by the FBI seal. We saw the bureau’s collection of weapons, including an old Tommy gun similar to the kind Purvis and his crew would have used against the Dillinger gang. We saw a briefcase gun, used to protect the president of the United States, which looked like something straight out of James Bond. Out in the garage, we saw the bureau’s Humvee as well as a van that looks like it would be used in a stakeout. I was tickled to learn that the male FBI agents are still expected to wear coats and ties. They can dress down on casual day. Most of the time. Alas, they don’t fingerprint suspects anymore using the ink blotter that was a staple of shows like “The FBI” and “Dragnet.” And, I doubt the agents still wear fedoras. (Most of the male employees I saw did not have on coats and ties.) But, for almost two hours

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‘Investigating’ the FBI By Madeline Lonas The interns seem to be in a lot of trouble lately. Last week they were sent to Juvenile Court, and this week they had a meeting with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Many people don’t know the FBI has a location in Tennessee, let alone multiple locations. The Knoxville office is located right off of Middlebrook Pike. The FBI focuses on threats that challenge the foundations of American society or involve dangers too large or complex for any local or state authority to handle alone. Their top 10 priorities are the following: 1. Protect the United States from terrorist attack 2. Protect the United States against foreign intelligence operations and espionage 3. Protect the United States against cyberbased attacks and hightechnology crimes

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History is alive in Knoxville By Elizabeth Longmire This week, the interns got to experience some of the neatest sites Knoxville has to offer. Our first duty of the day was to meet with Carol Evans, executive director from the Legacy Parks Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is aiming to expand green space; secure funding for land acquisition, park improvements and A view high above the beautiful 350 foot deep quarry near Fort Dickerson in South Knoxville. Photo by Ethan Sanders recreation programs, and provide for and maintain greenway and conservation easements. As of now, greenways are being built from Alcoa Highway to Maryville. “Occupied on Nov. 1, The foundation works to By Ruth White Today, Evans would be The view of the city ensure that the community 1863,� the state marker showing us the historic of Knoxville’s skyline is is able to enjoy recreational says, “by the 2nd Brig. (Col. Civil War forts in Knoxnatural Daniel Cameron) 3rd Div. breathtaking from the opportunities, ville. We headed down Old XXIII Corps, its gunfire beauty and open spaces ridge in South Knoxville. Civil War Road only to find Shopper interns were in the Knoxville area and broke up an attempt on arguably the best view of able to see the city from a that these assets last for Nov. 15-16 by Confederate Knoxville. Evans explained cavalry which had come via different vantage point last generations to come. the significance of this sight The second stop on the Sweetwater and Maryville week and learn about its and what we can do to make rich Civil War era history. tour was Fort Dickerson in to seize these heights in sure these areas stay beautiCarol Evans, executive South Knoxville. The 85- (Confederate Gen. James) ful. She states, “This is our director of the Legacy Parks acre historic park is one of Longstreet’s bid to capture Lookout Mountain� (referFoundation, showed the the best-preserved earthen the city.� ring to the stunning mounThe battle fought near Carol interns historical sites in forts from the Civil War era Evans, executive tain in Chattanooga). HeadFort Dickerson lasted for and rests on a high knob Knoxville that are more director of the Legacy Parks than just land, but pieces across from downtown. The nearly two hours, much Foundation, smiles as the ing back down the road, of history. First stop on the view on the north shows the longer than the more interns get a first glance of the Evans pointed out a hidden tour was the 1,000-acre city all the way to the high famous 15-minute battle at quarry near Fort Dickerson. Civil War trench where battles also took place. Photos by Ruth White Knoxville Urban Wilderness ridges beyond Fountain Fort Sanders. We then drove to Corridor along Knoxville’s City, and the foothills and the breathtaking Fort downtown waterfront. high peaks of the Great Dickerson. Evans explained Mountains are The corridor contains 10 Smoky that the Parks Foundation parks, nearly 20 miles of visible to the south. Scenic is always making sure that recreational trails, three trails wind from the high this area is clean and kept point of the park down to Civil War forts, historic at its best for Knoxville settlement sites, and diverse the quarry. citizens. An interesting fact Posted throughout ecological features and she shared with us is that the area are markers to recreational amenities. It Knoxville is scattered with links the acquired properties preserve the historical Civil War forts that some into an incredible historical, information of the fort and people may not even know recreational, cultural and to educate visitors of the

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environmental experience. As the group explored the area, Evans pointed out remnants of the Civil War battles fought in Knoxville in 1863.

rich history in Knoxville. According to park signage, Fort Dickerson was a Union position that was the “major factor� in Ethan Sanders gets an up close look at a replica cannon on the the defense of Knoxville. grounds of Ft. Dickerson.

about. While building the new sorority houses on the UT campus, multiple artifacts from battles were found, including an area where the trenches dug by cannon wheels were still evident. It’s crazy to think that locations where battles that had such a big impact on our state might have taken place right down the road from your house! After leaving Carol, we headed to take part in a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity, a tour of the FBI, led by Ronda Stewart, secretary for the Special Agent in Charge. The new building is gigantic compared to the old one and will feature almost 100,000 square feet more than the previous building when complete. During the tour we were taken inside the gun vault and shown some of the weapons and safety equipment used by the FBI team. The interns learned that agents need to be in the best possible shape because when they are dressed in their gear and equipped with their weapons, they carry an additional 60 pounds. Security at the federal building is tight and we were not allowed access to many areas, but it was interesting to go behind the scenes. What a wonderful experience for us interns – a trip to see the sites of battles that shaped Tennessee history and the place that keeps Tennessee safe.

“This is an amazing swath of green that we have downtown, and most cities envy this.� -Carol Evans on the wilderness corridor


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Tiny device pumps when your heart can’t Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is the only hospital in the area using the world’s smallest heart pump. The innovative device recently helped save the life of a 41-year-old Sevier County man. “It’s used in circumstances when there are no other options to support the patient,” explains Interventional Cardiologist Dr. David Wood of Knoxville Heart Group at Fort Sanders. The Impella pump is about the size of a slender pen. It is inserted through a catheter in the patient’s groin and placed through an artery into the heart. There, it takes over the pumping function of the heart while the organ is unable to function. “There isn’t anything else on the market that we can place through a catheter to pump for the heart,” says Dr. Wood. “When the heart isn’t able to pump, this provides the heart function until the heart recovers.” Dr. Woods says the Impella is not like a pacemaker. “A pacemaker keeps the heart impulse going, while the heart actually does the pumping. The Impella actually pumps for the heart to provide the blood flow.” Dr. Wood says he and his Cardiologist partners sometimes install the pump during heart procedures as a safety net, to be sure the heart can keep the blood flowing

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Dr. David E. Wood, Interventional Cardiologist

during a complicated procedure. But in rare occasions, he has used it in emergency settings. In April, 41-year-old Scott Cuzick had a sudden “widow maker” heart attack at his construction job site. A clot had blocked one of the main arteries of the heart. A coworker kept him alive with CPR while another called 911. Cuzick was brought to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. In the catheterization lab, Dr. Wood

opened up the clogged artery with angioplasty and stent placement. Unfortunately, Cuzick continued to have a severely irregular heartbeat (ventricular fibrillation). Despite repeated shocks and medications, the patient’s heart wouldn’t beat normally. “The hope was that once we opened his artery he would stabilize and get better, but unfortunately his heart had taken such a big hit that it wasn’t recovering,” explains Dr. Wood. “So we decided to use the Impella pump to allow it to recover.”

Innovative heart pump saves Sevier man’s life Scott Cuzick knows he’s lucky to be alive. “I think how fortunate I am. It’s just a miracle for me to still be here,” states the Sevier County man. The 41-year-old suffered a sudden, severe heart attack while working on a construction site in April. He took a break in his truck and tried to ignore his chest pains. “I’m a diabetic and a smoker, so I thought my chest was hurting from smoking too much,” he explains. “I told my boss I was going to wait and see if the pain went away.” That was the last thing Cuzick remembers. “The guys found me in the truck gasping for air. They started CPR chest compressions and called 911.” By the time the ambulance arrived, things looked grim for Cuzick. “My boss told me later that I was nonresponsive and the ambulance didn’t turn the lights or siren on when they took me to the hospital.” Physicians at nearby LeConte Medical Center were able to revive Cuzick’s heartbeat and he was air-lifted to Fort Sanders Regional in Knoxville. But when he reached Fort Sanders, he was in full cardiac arrest. “They worked and worked on me,” says Cuzick. “Dr. Wood told me they usually never shock people that many times. With all the chest compressions, I was pretty sore later.” Despite repeated shocks and medication, Cuzick’s weakened heartbeat couldn’t be stabilized. That’s when interventional cardiologist Dr. David Wood decided to use the new Impella pump. The tiny, pencil-shaped catheter device can support the heart with up to five liters of blood per minute. Fort Sanders is the only hospital in the area currently using the Impella.

Scott Cuzick is working construction again after an innovative heart pump gave him a second chance at life.

Once inserted, the device was immediately effective and Cuzick’s vital signs suddenly stabilized. “It’s like being on a stormy sea, and all of a sudden everything is glassy water,” recalls Dr. Wood. “We were looking at each other like, really? It was like night and day, it was incredible.” The temporary pump took the strain off Cuzick’s heart until it was strong enough to have a stent implanted. After 13 days in the hospital and time in cardiac rehab, Cuzick is back on the job and grateful for the heart care and technology he experienced at Fort Sanders. “I didn’t know what an Impella was, but I’m just glad they had it,” says Cuzick. “I’m so glad to still be here today for my wife and three children. It’s just a miracle.”

Once inserted, the device took effect immediately, Wood says, and Cuzick’s vital signs were suddenly stable. Cuzick had the pump in for about 36 hours, buying his heart some time to heal and regain its normal beat. After two days, Dr. Wood removed the pump. “We like to get it out as soon as possible,” says Dr. Wood. “The longest I’ve had it in a patient is 48 hours.” Dr. Wood says having the Impella heart device at Fort Sanders is a potential lifesaver for extreme circumstances. “There’s no doubt, he would have died if we didn’t have that,” he states. “We had done everything we could do at that point. In fact, we were on our last round of giving him shocks, doing chest compressions, giving him all the drugs we had.” The pump is a relatively simple procedure with significant results, Dr. Wood says. “That’s the beauty of it – you don’t have to do surgery. It’s a fairly straight-forward procedure that completely changed his outcome. For people with sudden death or shock, it’s a great procedure with relatively little risk.” For more information about the Heart Center at Fort Sanders Regional, call 865-673-FORT (3678) or go to


guidelines: Compress chest first The American Heart Association now recommends that rapid chest compressions be the first step of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for people whose hearts have stopped. Compressions are to be followed by establishing the airway and mouth-tomouth breathing. The new guidelines apply to adults, children and infants, but not newborns. The revised CPR method was influenced by research that shows many bystanders are hesitant to perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. According to the American Heart Association, fewer than 8 percent of the 300,000 Americans who suffer out-of-the-hospital cardiac arrest every year survive. A study in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that bystanders who performed hand-only CPR were able to double the chance of survival versus those who got traditional CPR or none at all. Chest compression can keep blood and oxygen flowing to the brain until help can arrive.

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Mickey Burrell, wife Luchy Burrell and sister Floyanne Blouin applaud as the Knoxville Community Band finishes a piece arranged by assistant band director Mark Boring.

Knoxville Community Band performs Beautiful weather brought a crowd from all over the county to the Cove in Concord Park to enjoy an afternoon of music by the Knoxville Community Band. The tour-of-the-world selections ranged from the South Pacific’s “Bali Ha’i,” to the Spanish Inquisition of the 16th century with “Man of LaMancha” to Austria with “Climb Ev’ry Mountain.” American songs included “Oklahoma,” Scott Joplin’s ragtime piece “The Entertainer” and a “Dixieland Sampler”

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Knoxville Community Band director Larry Hicks spent 30 years as a high school band director before retiring from Heritage High School in Maryville. He has judged marching third Monday at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 218-7081. ■ “An Introduction to the Alexander Technique” will be taught 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at West Hills library. Admission is free but preregistration is required. Info: Lilly Sutton, 387-7600 or visit ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community

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Lakefront Property 47 avail 7/1. 2BR/2BA, LAB PUPPIES, AKC, Household Appliances 204a $8000 865-717-1268; 717-645-1619 LINCOLN LS -- 65,000 1-car gar. No pets, yellow, 1st shots & AMANA mi, leather, 6 CD, FRIDGE no smoking. wormed, $300. $6000. Call Traci DOUGLAS LAKE----w/bottom freezer, 1-yr lease @ Phone 865-696-9357 Motor Homes 237 865-255-2784. 20.5 cu ft storage. BANK RELEASE OF $725/mo, DD $700. ***Web ID# 116960*** New $1100, asking 922-2403 or 705-4217 LAKE PROPERTIES SOLTICE 2007 $375. 687-4373 FORETRAVEL Motor PONTIAC LAB PUPS, beautiful NEAR GATLINBURG like new. 10k mi. Home 1996 Used-270, WEST NEW CONDO black AKC, $300. & GREAT SMOKY Garaged since new. Kenmore Side-By-Side 36', 300HP Cummins 1 car garage, 2 large 865-414-3339 $21,000/bo. 865-977MTNS. $14,900 for refrig., stove, dishdiesel, $44,500. 865BRs, 2BAs, no pets. 1174; 865-771-3454. washer, great cond. 457-7878, lake property with 865-789-4993 $825/mo. + dep. $800. 865-947-3354 private boat slip or 5 LAB PUPS, LARGE, Doyle Jo hns on ac. Lakefr ont sub born 3/9/12. Blonde, 8 6 5 -254 -9552 Motorcycles 238 Air Cond / Heating 301 dividable for $49,900. black & rare white. Absolutely beautiful & Exercise Equipment 208 City Water, Power, Wanted To Rent 82 very intelligent. Father HONDA GOLDWING Sewer, Paved Rds XP680 108 yr ch. bldline, parents PROFORM 2003, $10k in extras. and Boat Ramp. cross-trainer treadon prem. Very well taken 29K mi. Kingston. Ret. Private Detective AUGUST 4TH mill. Active maint. $11,500. 865-717-9909 Author needs 1-2BR care of. Must see your 877-717-5263 ext 512 & contract. 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S&P, also young 3c, Lot 662, # 6&7. firm. 865-230-4603 10 min. north of Gibbs Mkt value $3495./ea, adults to approved Arts Crafts 215 H.S. off Tazewell Pike. homes. 865-207-6199 selling at $3500 for $475 mo. + $275 sec both. 640-4884 SUP- Autos Wanted 253 dep. Looking for ***Web ID# 115480*** CERAMICS GREENWOOD PLIES of all kinds. responsible people. A BETTER CASH CEMETERY, supePOMA PEEKAPOO Brushes, stains & 865-297-3634 some bisk and other OFFER for junk cars, rior location! 4 lots, puppy, 10 wks, S&W, retail for $3495 each, supplies, cheap. No trucks, vans, running fem. toy tri-color, or not. 865-456-3500 $1,500 each. 688-6797. $300. 865-548-9205 molds. 253-7759. ^


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All brick Georgian Colonial! Situated on 1.62 acre lot, ext crown moldings on all levels, hdwds on all levels & staircases, oversized foyers on main & second flrs, office has FP, beautiful cherry wall moldings, 18x14 MBA (jacuzzi, shower), several walk-in closets-abundance of stg areas, 4 masonry FPs, solid countertop in kit & BAs, plantation shutters, covered porch views private wooded area, bsmt has den, office & 3-door gar. $649,900 MLS#810108

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