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OCTOBER 31, 2011




Corryton School at risk to close By Sandra Clark

Carvin’ man Ken Clayton works magic on a jack-o’-lantern. See page A-7

Seeing Red Jake Mabe catches up with Halls High football legend Red McMillian See page A-2


Early voting expands to Halls today Early voting locations will be expanded today (Monday, Oct. 31) to include the Halls Community Park, 6933 Recreation Lane (off Crippen Road), through Thursday, Nov. 3. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Other expanded locations include the Carter Branch Library, 9036 Asheville Highway, and Northshore/Pellissippi, 9430 S. Northshore Drive. In addition to the city elections, a special election is being held to fill the state Senate District 6 seat. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.


Backlash Republicans are rallying to Madeline Rogero following unsigned, scurrilous mailing. See page A-4

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Sandy and Dennie Peters count up their “cash” at the Halls Women’s League’s Autumn Gala and Fantasy Casino, held at The Foundry on Oct. 21. The fundraiser netted more than $12,000 for the Women’s League, which will be used to fund community projects. Photo by Faye Heydasch

Gala raises $12k By Jake Mabe They did it again! The Halls Women’s League sure knows how to throw a party. The 2011 Autumn Gala and Fantasy Casino boasted the largest crowd (more than 200) yet and raised more than $12,000 profit for the Women’s League, says League member Annette Smallwood. The money will be used to fund various community projects. This year’s gala co-chairs were Shelba Murphy, Janet Kendrick and Chris Story. A silent auction was held before dinner and local auctioneer Bear Stephenson held an entertaining live auction with a little help from Halls guy Gary Koontz and longtime buddy Morton Massey. A casino auction was held at the end of the evening.

Live auction items included a trio of black glass glazed pots and plantings donated by Robert Smith and Willow Ridge Garden Center; a hayride and hot dog roast for 25 guests at the Fruit and Berry Patch donated by Ellen Fox; a two-night stay at the Top of the Smokies donated by Vern and Lisa Hippensteal and Alma Williams; a Gulf Shores, Ala., beach vacation donated by Phil and Reba Nichols; a Robert Tino framed print donated by Robert Tino of Robert Tino Gallery; a UT women’s basketball prize package donated by Calhoun’s, Ron and Delores Kopp, Annette Smallwood and John Story; a rustic river retreat on the Little Pigeon River donated by Kelly Barnes and R.T. Barnes and Associates; and a Food City 500 Bristol Race and NASCAR

Speed Park package donated by Emerson Breeden, Food City and NASCAR Speed Park. (John Jones threw in free passes to the Food City hospitality room at the Food City 500 race, too.) “We’d like to thank all the local businesses for their support and participation,” Smallwood said. “Their support helped make the gala happen.” Note: The Women’s League’s “Crossroads Cooking” cookbook has sold out, but Shirley Merryman says another printing is in progress and should be delivered in late November. “Thanks to all for such wonderful support,” Shirley says.


Crye wants openness, transparency at HPUD

Burchett sets Halls meeting County Mayor Tim Burchett will hold one-on-one constituent meetings during November including 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road; and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, John T. O’Connor Center, 611 Winona Street.

By Greg Householder On a rainy Friday morning last week, Robert G. “Bob” Crye of Halls raised his right hand and was sworn in as a new Hallsdale Powell Utility District board member by County Mayor Tim Burchett. Crye replaces Sandra Liford, who resigned in September, and joins board chair Jim Hill and board member Kevin Julian. “I hope a little common sense,” Crye said when asked what he would bring to the board. “I’m a ratepayer and I would like to see our rates come down and that there is openness and transparency in everything we do. I hope we spend the money wisely.” Crye lives in Halls with his wife, Janis. He has two daughters, Kristen Stevenson of Knoxville and Laura Cloud of Murfreesboro. Crye began his working career in 1965 with TVA after receiving his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from UT. He worked at TVA until 1981 when he became self-employed for about a year. In 1983 he became vice president, secretary and chief operating officer for Hillman Construction Corporation. In 1984 he began a three-year stint with Rentenbach Engineering Company where he served as

The Knox County school board will meet twice this week and the closure of Corryton Elementary School, along with four other small schools, could be on the agenda. Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre presided over a contentious 2 1/2 hour meeting last Thursday in which he listed five options for closing an anticipated $7 million budget shortfall. The regular board meeting is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the main assembly room of the City County Building; the workshop is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in the board room of the Andrew Johnson Building. Both meetings are broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99 and streamed live at At Thursday’s meeting, one Corryton parent said, “I beg you, don’t close our sweet school.” Trace Miller, 5th grader and president of the student body, also asked that his school be spared. Comparing Corryton Elementary to David and Goliath, he wrote: David was tiny but mighty. “Just because we’re small doesn’t mean we can’t have better TCAP scores than a big school or win the statewide spelling bee.” School board member Mike McMillian and County Commissioner Dave Wright, fresh off a huge win for a new Carter Elementary School, attended Thursday’s meeting. Presumably both will fight to keep Corryton open. Also on the hit list are Vine Middle School and Gap Creek, South Knoxville and Maynard elementary schools. McIntyre also is considering outsourcing about 350 custodial jobs and changing school start times to maximize transportation expenses. McIntyre said his recommendations could come on Friday, but none had been released at our press time.

HPUD hearing on loan Hallsdale Powell Utility District has set a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the district office, 3745 Cunningham Road, to discuss a $4.8 million loan to finance upgrades to the Beaver Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant and expand the Raccoon Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant. Info: Darren Cardwell at 922-7547. County Mayor Tim Burchett administers the oath of office to new Hallsdale Powell Utility District board member Bob Crye last Friday in the mayor’s office.

MPC sector report delayed

The Metropolitan Planning Commission’s draft of a revised North County Sector Plan, previously expected this month, has been delayed marketing representative in the two residential subdivisions. and probably will be presented in construction division and head enCrye currently is secretary and January, according to lead planner gineer and deputy manager in the board member of Jesus Centered Mike Reynolds. design division. Ministries, board member of the “After Ann Bennett retired in early In 1987 Crye returned to TVA Halls Business and Professional September, I took over the duties of and in 1990 he went to work for Al- Association, and is a trustee and the staff representative to the Hisstom Power Inc. as a warranty and chair of building and grounds and toric Zoning Commission until a new contracts manager and commercial an adult Sunday School teacher at Historic Preservation Planner can specialist. He has been a licensed Beaver Dam Baptist Church. be hired. It has taken much more of general contractor since 1989 and Crye’s first meeting as a board my time than anticipated and I have has constructed at-risk speculative member of HPUD is 1:30 p.m. had little time to work on the North County Sector Plan,” he said. and custom homes and developed Monday, Nov. 14.

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McMillan recalls ‘rough and tumble’ football Halls grad to be inducted in TN Tech Hall of Fame Red McMillan says football back in “those days,” meaning the late 1950s and early 1960s, was rough and tumble, knock ’em down, run ’em over.

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“The whole object of the game was to hurt ’em.” Dancing in the Oak Ridge Civic Ballet’s production of “The NutHe flashes a smile and cracker” are Powell residents: (front) Laney Haskell; (back) Ol- points to three false teeth ivia King, Sarah Jett (Sugar Plum fairy) and Kylee Haskell (Clara as proof. Every other game, Staublaum). Photo submitted Red says, he’d break his face guard and have to borrow one from teammate Ray Stooksbury. McMillan played football at Halls High from The Oak Ridge Civic Ballet will present the Nutcracker 1954-58. His given name is Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19-20, at the Oak Ridge High James, but Red was given School auditorium. his nickname by his first There will be two shows on Saturday, featuring an high school coach, Dick encore performance at 11 a.m. and the full performance at Cheatham. 7:30 p.m. The encore performance is a one-act version of No doubt noticing his the full show and is perfect for small children and groups. player’s flaming hair, Tickets for the encore performance are $7 each. The Cheatham yelled, “Hey, evening performance will feature professional dancers you, Red, get over here!” the Stephanie Bussell and Noel Dupuis and music by the UT first time McMillan walked Chamber Orchestra. The final performance will be Sunon the field. By the time he day, Nov. 20, and cost for the full performances are adults got to Tennessee Tech, he $20, seniors $15 and students $10. played with two other redheads. So, his nickname became Redbone. Defense was his specialty, but Red played both ways in the days of oneplatoon football. Cheatham ran a T-formation, but Delmar Wiles installed a sinBuildings & Call or gle-wing K formation when Carports of all come see sizes. he arrived in 1955, the K us before Log, metal distinction being that the you buy! and wood blocking back would line up under center in a side7600 Maynardville Hwy • 922-4770 saddle formation.

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James “Red” McMillan, a 1958 Halls High grad and football star at Tennessee Tech, will be inducted into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 4. Photo by Jake Mabe Red jokes that he and the disciplinarian Wiles often butted heads. One time, Wiles told the boys he was going to run them and work them until they hated his guts. Red raised his hand. “What are you going to do if I already hate your guts?” They laughed about it when Red went to visit Wiles in North Carolina in 1993. The 1957 Halls team is the one Red remembers best. It went 6-2-1 and was Class-A League champions. He’ll never forget a 2-0 victory over Powell. Red jerked the Panther center out of the way at the goal line and caused the quarterback to scramble backward into a safety. After Red’s junior year he was named All-County and his senior year he was named All-County, All-East Tennessee and got an award from the Quarterback Club as the KIL’s top lineman. Red says during a game

against Oneida a scout who’d come to see the opposing team’s star quarterback was impressed by the Halls kid who tackled the star QB 33 of 36 times. Bill Dupes came into the dressing room after the game and said, “Son, would you be interested in playing football for Tennessee Tech?” He never forgot Red’s response. “Well, a man outta get himself a college education.” Red went to Tech on a tryout and played second string or better that first year and first string thereafter. He became an All-OVC (Ohio Valley Conference) lineman. All four teams on which he played were conference champs or co-champs, losing only one conference game, to East Tennessee State. Highlights were playing in the Tangerine Bowl against The Citadel, playing Florida State in a preseason game (a future actor named Burt Reynolds was injured on the sideline), the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl against MTSU and beating Chattanooga the same year the Mocs later upset the Vols at Shields-Watkins Field. Red joined the Army through college ROTC. He was commissioned a second lieutenant and later was promoted to first lieutenant. He spent his two-year hitch at Fort Benning, Ga., learning how to jump out of helicopters and teaching guerilla warfare classes for Col. (later Lt. Gen.) Hal Moore, who would in 2002 be portrayed by Mel Gibson in the Vietnam War movie

Red McMillan will be inducted into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame 6:30 p.m. (Central) Friday, Nov. 4, in the Multipurpose Room of the Roaden University Center at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. Tickets are $25. Reservations: 931372-3940. “We Were Soldiers.” After leaving the Army, Red came home, worked for Rohm and Haas and an insurance company awhile, but really loved racing and working on cars. After a race car shop venture in Columbus, Ga., didn’t pan out, Red went to work for Thundercraft Boats from 1975 to 1988. In 1990, he got a call from a buddy in Sweetwater who wanted him to check out his boat business in Sweetwater. “I ain’t driving down there to work!” Red said. He’s been at Bryant Boats for 21 years and is the chief mechanic and supervisor on all the stringer systems. Friday night (Nov. 4), Red is being inducted into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame along with teammate Ralph Broyles and three others. His daughter, Theresa Wesson, son-inlaw, Troy, and granddaughter, Caitlin, will be joining him from Madison, Ala., as will several friends. Of his playing days, Red says, “We were not stars, we were teammates.” He hopes some young person hears his story and says, “Maybe I can go on to college and play football, too.”

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Crematorium generates more heat By Betty Bean Fountain City Town Hall board member Penny Berridge says she has chosen cremation when the time comes, but not at Gentry-Griffey Funeral Home. “I don’t want any of my fumes in the air over Fountain City, thank you very much.” Berridge was one of some two dozen irate Fountain Citians who met at the Fountain City Art Center last week to discuss Gentry-Griffey’s plan to build Knox County’s only operating crematorium at the funeral home overlooking Fountain City Lake. Concerns aired at the meeting included frustration that the crematorium had been whisked through the city’s permitting process with no public notice. Former Town Hall president Jamie Rowe researched state law and found that the Gentry-Griffey facility is not in compliance with a law requiring 30 days public notice when a construction permit is approved. “I’ve been on the phone with the EPA,” Rowe said. “This kind of construction permit is under the air pollution control department of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and they require it to be published 30 days before they come into a community.”

HALLS NOTES ■ Elmcroft Assisted Living, 7521 Andersonville Pike, hosts a Farmers Market for the community 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday. Honey, eggs, homemade soap, jewelry and more are for sale. All farmers and crafters are encouraged to participate. ■ Fountain City Business and Professional Association meets at noon each second Wednesday at Central Baptist Church, Fountain City. Lunch is $10. Info: Beth Wade, 9711971, ext. 372, or bwade@ ■ Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association members will have their first performance of the season 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the Tennessee Theatre. This free concert, sponsored by UT Battelle, will feature performances from all five of the orchestras in the association. Info: 291-3310. ■ The Knox County Public Library and UT’s College of Health, Education and Human Services are offering a class for parents to help them guide children through various kinds of loss. The class, titled “Navigating Loss: Helping your child through grief or change,” will be offered at Fountain City Library from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. Info: 974-3845. Registration: www.

Nan Scott speaks at the Fountain City Art Center. Bob Davis and Charlotte Davis are seated to her left. Photo by Betty Bean Several of those present said they would present their ideas to the others via e-mail because Gentry-Griffey’s contract public relations specialist, Jennifer Holder, was there taking notes. But Catherine Freels wasn’t timid when she introduced the term “environmental justice” to the conversation: “That’s placing things that would not be allowed in certain parts of town – this incinerator could not be placed in Farragut, Concord, Sequoyah Hills, Bearden, etc,” she said. “Why have they chosen Fountain City?” Others brought up environmental concerns that were exacerbated a few weeks

ago when Gentry-Griffey manager Eric Botts came to Fountain City Town Hall and said that no scrubbers, wet or dry, are planned for the crematorium. “They’re going to be pushing fly ash out of the nonscrubbered stack onto the day care center,” Berridge said. “That’s why most of these places are in industrial parks.” Gentry-Griffey is housed in a historic home on the highest hill in the heart of Fountain City and was a locally owned business with deep roots in the Fountain City area. That changed in 2008 when it was sold to Evergreen, a group of investors primarily composed of Jim

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The public is invited to attend the opening reception for The Fountain City Art Guild’s Annual Holiday Show of watercolors, oils, pencil, pastels and mixed media 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave. next to Fountain City Park. The exhibit will be on display at the Center until Jan. 7. Also showing: Artwork by Knox County students from the Fulton High area.

Mission of Hope Christmas Campaign The 2011 Mission of Hope Christmas Campaign Blue Barrel Collection begins Friday, Nov. 18, and runs through Monday, Dec. 5. Collection barrels can be found at Chick-fil-A, Food City, Home Federal Bank, Kmart, Sears, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union and CVS/Caremark

Clayton, Tim Williams and Richard Ray. “Gentry-Griffey wouldn’t have done anything bad to Fountain City,” Janet Osborn said. “The Gentry-Griffey that we knew and loved as a member of our community is gone. It’s over. Evergreen is not local at all.” Gentry-Griffey’s building permit was approved Aug. 23 by a city building official who ruled that a crematorium is an “accessory use” to a mortuary, based on prior decisions. Many of those present questioned this logic, since there are no other crematoriums in Knox County. Catherine Freels questioned the whole process and does not believe that a building inspector should be able to make such a decision. “We want to make sure everybody affected by this in Fountain City knows about it, and that everybody in Knoxville knows about it because who knows where else they’ll want to put them. Obviously Gentry-Griffey has not found it necessary to include the residents of this big stable neighborhood (in the decision).” The Fountain City Town Hall board has invited Eric Botts to attend its Thursday, Nov. 17, meeting, which will be at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Jacksboro Pike.

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Book sale A book sale will be held at the Halls Branch Library 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Info: 922-2552.

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Teen to sell handmade bracelets as missions fundraiser Saturday Fountain City United Methodist Church member Aubin Fowler will be selling bracelets for $5 she designed herself as a fundraiser for missions at the 46th Church Wide Bazaar at Fountain City UMC, 212 Hotel Ave., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Aubin is a senior at King’s Academy. “At the beginning of my senior year, I had to pick a project that would either benefit me, the school or our surrounding communities,” she says. “I wanted to do something related to water. I came up with the idea to raise money for Steve and Diantha Hodges, who are missionaries in Sudan, to build latrines in Sudan, Africa. I’m doing that by making and selling bracelets using beads made by


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Things that go ‘Huh?’ in the night Welcome to a special Halloween edition of Mr. Answer Man’s answers to the questions that keep you up at night. Young children and people with heart conditions should avoid today’s session. Q: Mr. Answer Man, I hear the school system is spending $750,000 to supply students with something called “isotonic water.” What is that? Could this be a Marxist plot to corrupt our children’s precious bodily fluids? Sign me, “Scared.” A: Dear Scared: You have every right to be frightened. Fittingly, “isotonic” is an English transliteration of Egyptian hieroglyphics discovered on the tomb of King Tut: iso, “costs a lot;” and tonic, “water with stuff added to it.” It’s fitting because water was a scarce commodity in the Egyptian desert, and isotonic water was reserved for the Pharoahs. Commissioner Tony Norman, who pursues Egyptology as a sideline, noted last week that, “Kids want a whole lot of things.” Norman added: “Just because they demand it doesn’t mean we have to supply it.” School officials countered that they want to provide “attractive items students are interested in.” Besides, the markup is 250 percent, better than double the profit realized by Egyptian traders during Tut’s reign. But what will students “demand” next? Free bus rides? No school on Christmas Day? Who knows where this will end. Q: Mr. Answer Man, maybe it’s just because Halloween is approaching, but I’m having a recurring nightmare about the county going back into business with a vendor some say owes taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. Am I losing my mind? A: You seem perfectly normal to me – it’s the county’s sanity that’s in question. Recently, Commissioner “Our” Larry Smith summed up his fears about the county’s contract with Nature’s Best Organics LLC, also known as “the same guys who operated Natural Resources Recovery and got sued by Brad Mayes.” Smith said, “Guys, if we vote for this we have our heads in the sand. They screwed us once (and) they’ll try to do it again.” With a nod to the supernatural, Norman described the situation as “a lawyer’s heaven (but) … our purgatory,” and said there was no recourse other than letting the courts sort it out. “They’re tainted, and we shouldn’t be doing business with them,” Norman added, before voting for the contract. Mr. Answer Man’s assessment: “The horror … the horror.” (Thank you, Marlon Brando.) Q: Last week Commissioner Sam McKenzie said he had a hard time justifying a 1.5 percent pay increase over a period of four years for county employees. What’s your take? A: Mr. Answer Man’s sources tell us that County Mayor Tim Burchett and his staff, ever mindful of the Halloween season, arrived at the percentage by bobbing for apples. Chief of staff Dean Rice grabbed 1 1/2 Granny Smiths, and the rest is history. There is no truth to the scurrilous rumor that Commissioner Amy Broyles tried to slip a poisoned apple into the tub, which, by the way, was fi lled with isotonic water. Anyway, if McKenzie worked for a print newspaper he wouldn’t have made such a silly observation. Contact Larry Van Guilder at


City election generates yawn A week from tomorrow night and it is over, this mayoral contest which started last summer (2010, not 2011) when Marilyn Roddy hosted fundraisers only to switch races once Jamie Woodson resigned as state senator. Last week I was asked during a talk at the Farragut Rotary Club if Roddy had stayed in the race would it be a different set of candidates in the current run off. This is a “what if” question to which the answer is only a speculation. However, I think it is certainly possible that would have been the case. There is no doubt Madeline Rogero was going to have a spot in the runoff or win it outright (only 16 votes short as it was). She has always been the person to beat and still is. Mark Padgett was only a few votes ahead of Ivan Harmon. Roddy would have taken some Republican votes from Harmon and perhaps gotten some Padgett votes as well. Padgett and Harmon were neck and neck. Certain-

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ly it is plausible that Roddy could have been in the same close mix. She had ample funding which she returned once she switched races. She had been running for more than a year. Padgett and Harmon got 23 percent each so all Roddy had to do was win 24 percent and she would have been in the runoff. Now whether she would have defeated Rogero is another matter and my guess is not. However, I think that runoff would have been less negative than the current contest. The more interesting question is what would have happened had interim Mayor Daniel Brown decided to run for mayor. I am convinced he would have won a place in the runoff and probably faced

Rogero although his candidacy would have taken votes off Rogero in the African-American community. It also would have taken votes all across the city from people who have been impressed with the calm and deliberate manner in which he has led the city. A runoff between Rogero and Brown could have been close. If early voting averages 700 to 800 voters a day, about 9,000 people will vote early, which means the total city vote may reach 18,000, a few thousand more than the Sept. 27 primary. This is half the 33,000 who voted in 1987 when Randy Tyree and I faced off in a similar runoff. It is a shame so few people are voting and it argues strongly for changing the city elections to coincide with the state elections where turnout is much higher. This election is generating a yawn from 80 percent of the registered voters. ■ The nasty, unsigned letter attacking Rogero may

backfire. People do not appreciate such tactics and are more informed than the author of the mailer may think. It certainly will fire up the Rogero base. ■ Mayor Brown has indicated he will make office space available to the mayorelect to run his/her transition office between Nov. 8 and Dec. 17 when the new mayor takes office. The winner will be invited to a seminar at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard to be held Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 for newly elected mayors of cities over 90,000. It is sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the JFK Institute of Politics and is a valuable source of information. ■ Vice Mayor Joe Bailey and his family have moved recently from his home on Hillvale Turn West (previously occupied by former County Commissioner Bee DeSelm) two blocks away to the corner of Kingston Pike and Oakhurst. His term on City Council ends Dec. 17.

Blowback: Republicans for Rogero Tennessee Conservative Union chair Lloyd Daugherty lives in Karns and doesn’t usually mess in city politics, but the anonymous letter trashing mayoral candidate Madeline Rogero and several prominent Republican supporters sucked him

Betty Bean into the maelstrom when he reported that eight of 15 TCU members who received the letter have decided to vote for Rogero. When TV reporters called, he said that he disagrees with Rogero on many philosophical issues, but has always liked her personally. That pulled him even deeper into the battle between Rogero and Mark Padgett, who, like Rogero, is a Democrat, but who enjoys the support of several well-known Republicans, most notably losing mayoral candidate Ivan Harmon and Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones. Later, Daugherty was in the doctor’s office and was approached by one of the nurses. “She said ‘Because you’ve endorsed Madeline, my friend and I have decided to vote for her. …’ I told her that I hadn’t really endorsed anybody, but I said Madeline’s honest and she’s smart and that’s who I’d be for if I were in the city. The lady said, ‘That’s good

enough for me.’ ” Daughterty said his friends are furious over the attack on Rogero supporter Eddie Mannis, who is responsible for the HonorAir flights that take World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the monument to their service. “That went over like a tofu turkey at a Baptist homecoming. One fellow told me that Mr. Mannis helped his older brother go to Washington before he died. He said that letter made him sick. So if you talk to Madeline, tell her she didn’t know it and I didn’t know it but I’ve endorsed her.” County Mayor Tim Burchett says he doesn’t get involved in city politics when asked if he has a favorite in the Rogero-Padgett race. “But I’ll say this: We disagree about a lot of things, but she’s never lied to me. That’s more than I can say about a lot of people I know. And that letter? It’s just the death rattle of the old courthouse crowd.” Republican Executive Committee member Lynn Redmon is an unapologetic Rogero supporter: “I care about neighborhoods. That’s why I’m for Rogero.” Attorney Richard Beeler, who served as county law director when Rogero was a county commissioner, has GOP credentials that go back to Ronald Reagan’s 1980 campaign in the New Hampshire primary.

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“This is a nonpartisan race, and I am a conservative Republican who thinks Madeline is the only candidate who is actually prepared to be a really great mayor. “I’ve actually worked with her, and the first thing I look for in a candidate is

a mind. She’s brilliant, and she’s solid on policy discussions. She’s prepared.” He said that the letter made him so mad he did something he rarely does in a city race: “I wrote her one of the biggest checks I’ve ever written a political candidate.”

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Pay to play, says Pension Board Board wants $13K from Lobetti By Betty Bean County pension board member Ed Shouse was taken by surprisewhen politico Robert M. “Mose” Lobetti showed Lobetti up on the board’s September agenda to talk about his status under the Uniformed Officers Pension Plan. Lobetti has been asked to repay some $13,000 that was distributed to him before he switched from the county’s Asset Accumulation Plan to the UOPP in 2007. The UOPP is a defined benefits plan that was passed by referendum in 2007 and was sold to the public as a way to provide a decent retirement for law enforcement officers who risk their lives to ensure public safety. Lobetti, 82, is best known for his high profile involvement in local political campaigns – most recently that of mayoral candidate Mark Padgett – and his connections to the family of John J. Duncan Sr., Jr. and III. “When item No. 6 concerning Mose Lobetti came up, I said that I had known Mose for a long time and realized that he had been employed at the courthouse for many years, but I had always thought that he worked for the attorney general in the grand jury area and therefore was actually employed by the state. I then asked how could he be a participant of the UOPP. The response was that he was a ‘Court Officer’ and was on the payroll of the sheriff.

I asked if this was similar to a bailiff’s position and the answer was yes. As you know, bailiffs qualify for the UOPP,” Shouse said. Lobetti’s attorney, Steve Sharp, did not return a telephone call when contacted for comment on this story, but pension board minutes for the September meeting reflect that Sharp asked for a postponement and requested that the board provide Lobetti with calculations “based on where he would stand if he had not transferred to the Uniformed Officers’ Pension Plan.” Pension Board executive director Kim Bennett told the board that Lobetti received payments (due to his age) from the Asset Accumulation Plan in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 in the amount of $11,171.81. She said that Lobetti should have been given the option of repaying that money with interest or taking a reduced benefit at that time. Instead, she said, “He fell through the cracks.” “Either he needs to pay it back or his benefit will be reduced,” Bennett said. She explained that anyone receiving the UOPP must have 25 years service and be at least 50 years old to draw the pension. Pension board attorney Richard Beeler confirmed Bennett’s take on the Lobetti matter: “If he buys back that lost time, he will receive an increased benefit when he officially retires under the UOPP.” The matter was postponed again in October and has been rescheduled for the November meeting.

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So, I drifted by the Democratic Club that meets on Bearden Hill last week to hear retired UT professor Bob Cunningham talk about the Arab Spring. You know the Arab Spring. We just finished it, although one could argue it’s the Arab Era and we’re not done yet. Cunningham discussed the populist uprisings in the Middle East in terms of the economy and what he called “old men and their families.” Every country was impacted by the bad economy, even the oil producers, he said. Production was cut and workers were laid off. Even college educated young people could not find work. “There is a feeling that the system doesn’t work and an enthusiasm, especially by young people, to change it,” he said. Cunningham traced family or military control back to the 1960s for most Middle Eastern countries and back to the 1920s for Jordan. There is pentup pressure for regime change. “Religious and ethnic minorities often do better with authoritarian rule. They get by because they are no threat.” Cunningham, who lived and taught in Syria for three years, said minorities


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That’s the key it seems. Don’t mix government and religion. Good advice for us all. The Q-and-A was all over the map, reflecting both the audience’s engagement in the topic and the individuals’ need to have Cunningham hear their point of view. “Technology is an irresistible force,” said one. With computers and cellphones, dissidents can organize. What happens in Iraq when we leave? “They can’t blame the Americans any more,” said Cunningham. “The younger generation wants to participate, and that leads to optimism. … The military wants stability and often will trade growth for stability. “It’s all mixed up with pieces that don’t fit. It’s impossible to predict (the outcome).”

Timeline Since January, revolutions have occurred in Tunisia and Egypt; a civil war in Libya; civil uprisings in Bahrain, Syria and Yemen; major protests in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco and Oman; and minor protests in Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Western Sahara. Three heads of state were overthrown: Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia on Jan. 14. In Egypt, President Hosni Mubarak resigned on Feb. 11, ending his 30year presidency. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown on Aug. 23, killed on Oct. 20 and buried in a “secret location.” – Wikipedia

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Norman to be inducted to Central High Wall of Fame Educator founded UT’s religious studies department By Courtney Shea Ralph V. Norman Jr., Ph.D., a Central High School graduate of the Class of 1951, is being inducted into the school’s Wall of Fame at the annual breakfast ceremony 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the school. Dr. Norman is being recognized for his career of scholarly accomplishments, especially as the founding head of the Department of Religious Studies at UT. As an educator and scholar, his activities and writings brought together themes and ideas from diverse disciplines. Ralph V. Norman Jr. was 9 when his family moved to Fountain City. In 1942, Ralph V. Norman Sr., a sales manager for the tobacco firm of Brown and Williamson, received a promotion and moved his family – wife Anna Lee, daughter Sara Jane and son Ralph Jr. – from Johnson City to Fulton Road. Ralph liked the area, remembering Fountain City as somewhat different from the rest of the community. It was a harder for his sister, six years older, to make the transition from Johnson City at a time when many of the young men of her age were leaving school for the military. Ralph recalls Fountain City as an interesting crossroads, having a diverse professional class with new families brought in by Oak Ridge and TVA as well as international visitors observing the results of the TVA social experiment. He attended first Fountain City Elementary then traveled one block over to Central High. Ralph enjoyed both academics and activities at Central. He played in the band and was an enthusiastic member of the debate club. His junior year, the debate team reached the state finals, placing second.

devoted to interdisciDuring his junior plinary writings in the year he also met and humanities. Dr. Norbegan dating a freshman advocated for UT man student, Corneto become the publishlia “Connie” Shirley, er and he served as ediwhom he later married. tor from 1985 through His senior year, he and 2000. fellow debaters Ruth Bradfelt and Tom Un“Seek Simplicity and derwood were asked Distrust It,” a quotato debate the welfare tion from philosopher state. Rather than Alfred North Whiteadopting the commonhead, became the purly accepted position pose statement for the of opposing “creeping journal. Peruse a few of Dr. Norman’s introsocialism,” the team ductory essays in this was challenged by an journal and hold your older acquaintance to hat for a rollercoaster practice arguing an of writing, threading unfamiliar viewpoint together ideas and inin favor of socialism terlacing themes in and communism. Their subjects as diverse as debate coach, Alberta Satchel Paige and OrAilor, invoking the aupheus. His editing disthority of the principal, plays a willingness to firmly informed them that a debate team Dr. Ralph Norman, founding head of UT’s Department of take on profound quesrepresenting Central Religious Studies, will be inducted into the Central High tions, with the room to consider contradictory would not be advocat- Wall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 12. Photo submitted answers. His writings ing communism in the He then studied at Yale where include “Community in America” 1951 competition. The somewhat dispirited team Connie became director of the with Charles Reynolds. In 1971, Dr. Norman became did not fare well in competition Yale University Divinity Nursery that year, but Tom Underwood School. In 1961, having obtained the associate dean of the College and Ralph would both become his divinity degree and a second of Liberal Arts then moved into teachers who encouraged stu- master’s, Ralph completed his the university administration as dents to think and analyze for doctorate in philosophical the- Associate Vice Chancellor then themselves. History teacher Nan- ology. Five degrees in 10 years Vice-Provost. He oversaw the denie Lee Hicks gave him a solid reflect the profound love of aca- velopment of a faculty exchange grounding in the U.S. Constitu- demia and scholarship which program in American Studies with Bonn University, as well as tion. Ralph took Latin all four have marked his career. In 1961, Ralph and his fam- participation Bonn’s Transatlanyears at Central and his teacher, Pace Moore Johnston, helped ig- ily left Yale for a position at Mi- tic Summer Academy on Europenite a strong interest in languages ami University in Oxford, Ohio, an Integration. In 1991 and 1996, and ancient cultures, introducing as an assistant then associate he served as a guest professor in professor in the departments Bonn’s North American Studies him to writers such Virgil. Ralph received a Bachelor of of philosophy and religion. In Program. His office oversaw the Arts from UT in 1954 with ma- 1966, UT recruited him to begin development of UT’s Normandy jors in philosophy and English, a Department of Religious Stud- Scholars Program, allowing sethen a master’s in philosophy ies. He accepted the challenge lect students from UT to explore in 1956. In 1955-56, he was ac- which provided the opportunity different aspects of the 1944 alcepted as a Fulbright Scholar to to cross-fertilize between differ- lied invasion of Normandy. Tubingen University in Baden- ent disciplines and departments. Ralph developed lighter interWurttemberg, Germany. He also Another opportunity to en- ests as well, including an interest had the opportunity to attend in- courage interdisciplinary schol- in croquet, the formal game in formal English-language semi- arship arose when Vanderbilt which participants are expected nars conducted by famed Swiss University decided to cease spon- to wear white. Despite his potheologian Karl Barth in Basel. sorship of Soundings, a journal sitions of influence within the

university, he was unable to persuade former athletic director Doug Dickey to include croquet as a university sport. Among his honors are the Chancellor’s Citation for Extraordinary Service to the University (2003) and the University Studies Award for Distinguished Service (2002). Dr. Norman’s interests in humanities and the arts extend beyond academics. He chaired the Tennessee Committee for the Humanities and served on the board of the Knoxville Opera Guild. He has combined his love of croquet with community service through croquet tournaments benefitting the Opera Guild and the High Country Women’s Fund in Avery County, N.C. He has been involved in arts councils for the city of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee. Connie and Ralph raised two children, son Stephen and daughter Emily. Knoxville is home to Emily and her husband, David Cox, and children, Jonathan and Caroline. Son Stephen passed away in 2000. Connie passed away in 2007. Now retired, Ralph Norman divides his time between Knoxville, Blowing Rock, N.C., and Key Largo, Fla. He met his new wife, Linda, in Blowing Rock and has enjoyed introducing her to competition croquet. A native of Albany, N.Y., Linda Lillo Norman has also enjoyed being introduced to Knoxville’s version of Southern culture.

Breakfast is Nov. 12 The 10th annual Central High School Wall of Fame breakfast is 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Central High commons. Other inductees include Charlotte Davis, Eddie Mannis and the Rev. Billy Wallace. Tickets are available at the school office or by calling 922-5433.

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HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY SHOPPER-NEWS • OCTOBER 31, 2011 • A-7 leaf, and the leaves themselves a riot of color, my heart sings, and I know it is true. I am a child of October. Years later, when I was a student at UT, my sophoFor before the harvest, when the blossom is over more English professor was and the flower becomes a ripening grape, he will cut of English descent. I think off the shoots with pruning hooks, and the spreading of him every year at this branches he will hew away. (Isaiah 18: 5 NRSV) time, not because of all the Where are the songs of spring? Ay, where are wonderful things he taught they? me, nor his dry British humor, or the twinkle in his Think not of them, thou hast thy music too. … eyes, but because he spoke (“Ode to Autumn,” stanza 3, John Keats, 1819) of Keats’ “Ode to Autumn” with such reverence. I was meant to be an Every October I take out October baby, a fact no one my textbook, “World Maspointed out to me while I Cross terpieces,” and reread not Currents lay curled up, warm and only Keats’ poem, but also cozy and protected in my Lynn the notes I wrote in the marmother’s tummy. For three Hutton gins of the page. I can still weeks past her due date, I hear Dr. Sanders saying, lazed around, getting fat, “This is the perfect poem. quite unconcerned with calThis poem doesn’t say someendars. Then, on Halloween thing; it is what it says.” night, I decided it was time rity of the womb, I procrasHe went through the to make my debut, and Dad- tinated further and did not poem word by word, helpdy drove Mother to the hos- draw my first breath in this ing us appreciate the imagpital. (I have never until this world until late afternoon, ery, the sensuous sound and moment thought to wonder the next day. So I missed Ocpace of the words, the arif my brother got to go trick- tober altogether that year. rangement of the letters. He or-treating that night!) But nowadays when I see pointed out the perfection of Even at the hospital, still the blue October skies, the the brief moment captured reluctant to leave the secu- air so clear I can see every in the poem, a moment that

My (annual) ode to autumn

WORSHIP NOTES Community services

■ 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. ■ Knoxville Free Food Market, 4625 Mill Branch Lane (across from Tractor Supply in Halls), distributes free food 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of the month. Info: 566-1265. ■ New Hope Baptist Church distributes food from its food pantry to local families in need 6-8 p.m. every third Thursday. Info: 688-5330. ■ Temple Baptist Academy is collecting nonperishable food items through Friday, Nov. 18, for its Thanksgiving Food Drive. Food will be accepted at the school office or at academy home ball games.

C.H. Qualls will be the guest speaker for the Knoxville Fellowship Luncheon at noon Tuesday, Nov.1. The KFL is a group of Christian men and women who meet weekly at the Golden Corral in Powell.

ing Boxes of Blessings (food) on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to noon or until the boxes are gone. Anyone who would like to receive a box of blessings is invited. You must be present to receive a box of food and there is a limit of one box per household. Info: 689-4829.

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■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will host a Fall Craft Fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Family Life Center Gym. Local crafters are welcome to sell handmade gifts and creations. Info: Julie at, or call 690-1060 and leave a message for Julie Moorefield. ■ Faith UMC, 1120 Dry Gap


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Pike, will hold the annual fall bazaar and rummage sale 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5. Info: 688-1000 or ■ Fountain City UMC will have its Fall Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the church. Crafts, antiques, eclectic items, holiday designs, bakery, sweets, recycled toys, books, CDs and more. All money goes to missions. Lunch of soups, sandwiches, salads, chips, desserts and drink will be served in Wesley Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ■ Rutherford Memorial UMC, 7815 Corryton Road, will host a benefit BBQ and auction Saturday, Nov. 12. Uncle Butch’s BBQ will be served 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 6:15 p.m. Proceeds to benefit Seth Cate, who was

Dr. Carvenstein (aka Ken Clayton) carves up a pumpkin at the Norwood United Methodist Church fall festival on Oct. 22. “That’s a lot of seeds for a little pumpkin!” he said as he kept pulling them out. Photo by Jake Mabe

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recently diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. ■ New Beverly Baptist Church’s Holiday Bazaar is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. Multiple vendors. ■ Shepherd of the Hills Baptist Church, 400 E. Beaver Creek Drive, will hold an end-of-theyear yard sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5.


■ Bookwalter UMC, 4218 Central Avenue Pike, will have its annual homecoming Sunday, Nov. 6. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m.; worship service at 10:45. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service. Info: 689-3349.


■ Clear Springs Baptist Church, 8518 Thompson

School Road, will host revival 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. Special music. Info: www. or 688-7674. ■ Mt. Harmony Baptist Church, 819 E. Raccoon Valley Road, 1 mile west of I -75 Exit 117, Heiskell, will host a week-long revival 6-7 p.m. daily starting Sunday, Nov. 6. Everyone is welcome to attend. ■ Graveston Baptist Church, 8319 Clapps Chapel Road, will have “Marvelous Mondays” 7 p.m. every Monday in November. Info: 686-0186 or www.

Special services

■ Heavenly View Baptist Church, 6624 Collins Lane,

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is hosting an old-fashioned singing and testimony service 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, for members, nonmembers and those who were saved at the church. Refreshments will be served after the service. Info: 755-0195 or 640-0371. ■ Trinity UMC , 5613 Western Ave., will host WHY & Rescue Ministries in a talk about the Philippines, mission trip possibilities and more at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Parlor/Logos room. The public is welcome. Info: Tonya Jelf, 357-6134.

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■ Union Baptist Church, 6701 Washington Pike, still has availability for preschoolers. Info: 687-4500.



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Gary Koontz and head auctioneer Bear Stephenson liven up the crowd during the live auction. Photos by Faye Heydasch

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Here are some more snapshots from the Halls Women’s League’s 2011 Autumn Gala and Fantasy Casino held Oct. 21 at The Foundry.

Halls resident Belva Walton turned 90 on Oct. 20 and celebrated with family and friends Oct. 22 with a party at Fountain City Park. Her children are: Geri Underwood, George Walker, David Walton, Janie Walton (deceased) and Belva Walton celebrated her Terry Walton. Grandchildren are: Teresa Crawford, 90th birthday with family and Gail Mitchell, Sonya Bates, friends at a party in Fountain City Park on Oct. 22. Photo by Ricky Walker, Amanda Jake Mabe Walton, Brandon Walton, Tim Walton, Eddie Mize, Kary Pickard, Marshall Walton and McKenzie Walton. She has nine great-grandchildren.

Ron and Terry Carr enjoy dinner at the gala.

Five generations recently celebrated Clayton Daniel Graves’ first birthday. Pictured are: (seated) great-great-mamaw “C” Cecilia Brantley holding Clayton; (back) great-gramma Carolyn Stansberry, nonna Kim Conner and mama Brianne Graves. Photo submitted

Sandra Smyth, Brenda Gaylor and Women’s League president Janis Crye are happy to see the turnout at the gala.

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New opportunities for CTE students By Betty Bean Frank Hawkey loves what he does. He loves teaching a practical skill that can lead not only to a good-paying job when his students leave Central Hawkey High School, but also to a rewarding career in heating, ventilation and air conditioning or the broader field of electricity. He is excited about a change in his program that, starting this year, allows him to teach electricity and HVAC in alternating years. “It’s new and has the potential of making a more rounded student when they’re out of my program,� said Hawkey, who has been at Central for 16 years, “My program is one of the few where a student can get nationally recognized certification in Construction Core, Electricity, HVAC and EPA. That’s what makes it unique.� EPA certification is an important and unusual offering at the high school level because it allows students to learn how to handle highly regulated refrigerants to which they would have no access outside of an

Halls swim team beats Oak Ridge The Halls High Swim Team defeated Oak Ridge last week 165-157, giving Halls a 2-0 start to the season. Double event individual winners were: Ashley Durham in the 200 IM and 500 freestyle; Kara Seaman in

educational setting. “For a graduate to be able to walk into a mechanical or electrical company at 18 years old and say, ‘I have my certification,’ that’s a big deal. You have older people trying to get into that field who don’t have this kind of certification – and my students get it at little or no cost to them. The only thing they have to pay for is EPA. Everything else is free,� Hawkey said. A Central graduate who learned air conditioning from Jeff Clark and Glendon Deatheridge, Hawkey knows how he benefited from having teachers who helped him recognize his mechanical abilities and taught him how he could apply those talents to learning a trade. Clark got him his first interview, and he took the experience he gained on that job to southern California, where he stayed for eight years. He moved his family back to Knoxville and went to work for Shoffner Service (now ShoffnerKalthoff Mechanical Electrical Service) in 1992. He started working on his certification in Career and Technical Education at the University of Tennessee and finished up at Lincoln Memorial University. Today, ShoffnerKalthoff is one of the biggest supporters

of Hawkey’s program, welcoming his students to observe work in progress as well as donating equipment and speakers who talk to students about real world challenges. Cantrell Heating & Air and Del-Air Mechanical have also pitched in to help. “I try not to talk money until the end of the presentation,� Hawkey said. “If the interest and the aptitude are there, the money comes later. I feel that this is one of the most rewarding trades. But it seems even now I can’t get the word out enough to mechanical companies that we have students who are interested and would love to get into the trade.� Hawkey worries about the future of his and other CTE programs. “I’m always concerned,� he said. “CTE has been put on the back burner. Currently I have 40 students, and that’s not anywhere close to where it needs to be. If my numbers don’t increase, my program will most likely be cut.� Clearly, he’s not worried about his own job prospects. “I’m a licensed contractor and I have my own business. Work is not a problem. But my responsibility on this earth is to my students, to help them.�

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Corryton Elementary School’s top selling students enjoyed posing with a car from Smoky Mountain Speedway during the school’s celebration of reaching their sales goal of 1200 books. Winners pictured are: (front) Alex Wells (second place), Zack Corum, Tori Green, Ethan Humphries (third place), Brayden Clapp (first place), Logan Dudley, Hayden Riggs; (back) Ayden Hutchinson, Spencer Neubert and Emma Patterson. Not pictured is Brianna Bates. Photo submitted

Halls Elementary School principal Dr. Chris Henderson was dressed and ready to be dunked in celebration of his school reaching its coupon book sales goal of 3,000 books. Photo submitted

Sterchi Elementary students exceeded their goal on coupon book sales so principal Cindy Bosse kept her word and kissed a goat. Photo submitted

Corryton Elementary principal Sandy Roach enjoys a spin around the school grounds with driver Chris Corum at the wheel during the coupon book celebration. Photo submitted

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Teacher Tommy Noe’s pumpkin was easy to spot, decked out in Halls High baseball gear. Noe is an assistant coach for the Red Devil baseball team.

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■ Yearbook sales will be held through Nov. 4. Cost is $20. Fifth grade ads for yearbooks will be on sale through Nov. 4.


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YWCA to host Race Against Racism YWCA Knoxville will hold its annual Race against Racism starting at 1 p.m. Jan. 14 at the YWCA Phyllis Wheatley Center, 124 S. Cruze St. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and an awards presentation will begin after the race at 1:45 p.m. Registration is $15 per person for a team of five or more, $12 per child under 15 or $20 per individual registered by Jan. 6. Every registration submitted after that date will be $25. Every participant will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt on the day of the race. Info: Danielle Benson at 523-6126. Registration:

Patricia Simmon’s pumpkin was a work of art … literally. The school art teacher drew Simmons’ name and made an incredible likeness.

Library secretary Kellie Bevins’ pumpkin looks a lot like Bevins, right down to the tattoo.

Brickey-McCloud gym teacher Larry Israel was portrayed in pumpkin form with very short hair and a whistle … a very accurate likeness.

Leesa Daugherty shows off the pumpkin that resembles her at BrickeyMcCloud. The give-away was the softball carried by her pumpkin. Photos by Ruth White

Cindy Alley’s passion for Harley Davidson motorcycles was a dead giveaway for her pumpkin likeness.

Time to focus on bowl eligibility Optimism is linked to good health. Encouragement is wherever you find it. Fortunes are rooted in the power of positive thinking. Sometime soon those still wearing orange sunglasses will stop looking back at the wreckage of what might have been and switch their focus to bowl eligibility. Six victories open the door to one of the many minor bowls. Go Vols! Give us six! Nipping Middle Tennessee State will be a giant step forward. After that comes an inconvenient trip to Arkansas and then the old faithfuls, Vandy and Kentucky. Push hard, men. End this season with a bang!

Teachers across Knox County have been busy with evaluations, continuing education and teaching the classroom. After many weeks of hard work, Brickey-McCloud principal Robbie Norman knew that her staff needed a diversion. Norman asked each staff member to draw the name of a co-worker and each was required to create a pumpkin to resemble their selection. Teachers got creative by decorating pumpkins to resemble others and their likes, and everyone enjoyed guessing which pumpkin belonged to which staff members. Students joined in the fun of the great pumpkin guessing game.

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Ah yes, Johnny Majors had it right, people remember what you do in November. And December. Last year, Tennessee and the officials found a way for North Carolina to prevail in the lovely Music City Bowl. OK, so it required overtime. And Tyler Bray didn’t notice the Tar Heel linebacker. If going to Nashville leaves something to be desired, there are several other potential destinations

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Jack-N-Jill Children’s Boutique If you have a child on your shopping list for any reason, whether it’s birthday, holiday, school clothes, party clothes or just time for something really, really cute, Jack-N-Jill Children’s Boutique, the newest member of The District In Bearden, is the place to go. Located in The Village Square at 5201 Kingston Pike and owned by Perry Purvis, the store is jam-packed with new and consignment items for children. From hair ribbons to tutus, you won’t want to miss it. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Info: 951-0186.

Starting Saturday, Nov. 5, and continuing through Veterans Day, for every regular or lifetime watch battery they replace, the stores will contribute $5 to USA Cares, a Kentucky-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that helps post-9/11 military service members, veterans and their families with basic financial needs. It’s a win-win situation, says West Knox resident Todd Williams, who owns the Peters Road store and four other Battery Plus franchises between Knoxville and Chattanooga. “Who doesn’t have at least one watch tucked away some-

dent, highly trained, disciplined and take directions well, all crucial qualifications for any business or organization, and the time is always right to assist those who have given so much to all of us.” Batteries Plus has long been the “go to” place for just about any kind of battery imaginable – from watches to cell phones, digital cameras to wheelchairs, cars to boats. Chris Peters is the manager of the Batteries Plus store at 222 N. The store on Peters Road has Peters Road. Photo by A. Hart been in operation for more than 10 years. where that needs a new bat- with financial and advocacy Good public citizens, they tery? This is an easy way to support in times of need. have long been “green” and get your watch running again To date, the organization Williams says they’re about and do something to help has helped families in all 50 to get a lot greener. Existing someone else at the same states and has responded to stores are expanding and retime. We all need to do all we more than 31,000 requests modeling and will start carcan to support our troops and for assistance with more rying energy efficient light their families.” than $8.2 million in grants. bulbs along with batteries. Batteries Plus will also No fees are charged and no “We already have the accept in-store donations repayment is requested. batteries for everything, which will go directly to The organization also and in just a few months, USA Cares and will con- works directly with pri- we’ll have the light bulbs tribute $1 for each person vate and public employers for everything too.” who “likes” the Batteries to help reduce joblessness So dig out those old watchPlus Facebook page and among post-9/11 veterans es and head on over to Batter“supports” the USA Cares from all military branches. ies Plus on Nov. 5-11. Five dolJobs for Vets Cause page, Williams has two of the vet- lars might not seem like a lot, up to $25,000. For more erans working in his East but it can help a veteran put information on all of that, Tennessee stores. enough gas in his or her car to go to “These men and women get to an all-important job inBatteriesPlusTimeToCare. are ideal employees,” says terview – and, of course, you USA Cares, founded in USA Cares executive director can always donate more. 2003, helps military families Bill Nelson. “They are confi- Contact:




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■ Lisbeth Couser is the new chief development officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters. She previously worked for Big BrothCouser ers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee where she served as vice president of marketing development. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications, with minors in English and psychology. Info: or 523-2179. ■ Jim Donnelly and Jan Jackson of Y-12 have been recognized for their contributions to the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Donnelly Defense Programs. Donnelly is a Y-12 Site Office environmental compliance engineer. Jackson, as manager of the SustainJackson ability and Stewardship programs, has the challenge of cleaning up legacy waste, removing hazards and disposition of unneeded Defense Programs assets. ■ Tennessee School of Beauty has been selected as the 2011 Best Beauty School in Knoxville by the U.S. Commerce Association. President Adam Brown said, “This reflects the hard work of the area’s oldest beauty school and what we have to offer the community.” ■ UT Federal Credit Union recently closed the credit union’s first U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Patriot Express Pilot Loan. The recipient was Smoky Mountain Cheese LLC., a service-disabled veteran owned business in Sevierville owned by Randall Mitchell and Dr. Steve Koplow. Smoky Mountain Beer Cheese is in more than 2,700 grocery stores east of the Mississippi River and with the loan, plans to increase to 5,000 stores in early 2012.


Goodwill opens Powell store Even in Friday’s rain, Goodwill Industries drew a huge turnout for the grand opening of its 26th retail store, located at 7623 Clinton Highway. The line was so long that officials opened the store early. Cutting the ribbon are: Elaine Clark with Waste Connections; Lori Reid, Goodwill Powell store manager; Dr. Robert G. Rosenbaum, Goodwill Industries-Knoxville Inc. president and CEO; Liz Nother, Goodwill Industries-Knoxville executive vice president; Russ Jensen, representing Mayor Dan Brown for the city of Knoxville; and April Tomlin, representing Mayor Tim Burchett for Knox County. Photo submitted

Saddlebrook gets new home Agents and staff of Saddlebrook Properties gather with representatives of the Farragut West Knox Chamber to officially open Saddlebrook’s new headquarters at 122 Perimeter Park Drive. Pictured as chief operating officer Bob Mohney cuts the ribbon are: (front) Adam Price, Georgia Sadlowe, Mohney, Angie King, Tina Buckles; (back) Karlyn Reedy, Robin Dotson, Kim Aldridge and Sheri Super. Photos by S. Clark

Heather Carter heads the Saddlebrook Design Center, working with buyers to customize each home. The onsite center provides samples of floor covering, plumbing fixtures, cabinets, lighting and more. Vice president Angie King said Carter works with buyers both before and after closing, as she also handles warranties.

Holiday ideas galore at Ace’s Christmas Place Candy Kolar and Robin Broyles show several items used to create the traditional Christmas tree “All about Plaid” at Ace Hardware in Halls. Ace Hardware will host a holiday open house 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, featuring some of the hottest colors and trends in holiday decorations. Refreshments will be served, including samples of dips/ciders sold in the store. Photo by Ruth White

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Woman’s heart blockage treated with procedure thru wrist Judith Hodge sees people with heart disease every day. As a staff member of the Fort Sanders Heart Center, she well knows the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. But, when Judith herself began experiencing chest pains off and on, she dismissed the warning signs. “It’s called denial,” Judith admits now. “I figured it was just indigestion. I’m pretty healthy, so I didn’t think I could be having heart problems.” Judith ignored her chest pain for several weeks until one Thursday afternoon, she suddenly felt unable to walk to her car after work. “I asked one of our nurses to take my blood pressure, and it was very high,” remembers Judith. “When my EKG was also abnormal, Dr. Todd said, ‘You’re going straight to the ER.’ ” She spent the night in the hospital and in the morning interventional cardiologist Dr. Joshua Todd performed a transradial cardiac catheterization. Judith learned that one of the arteries at the back of her heart was 95 percent blocked. Dr. Todd placed a stent to open the

Judith Hodge shows the tiny “battle scar” on her wrist from her recent transradial heart catheterization procedure.

“It was so quick,” says Judith. “I didn’t have to lie still for hours and not move my legs. It was very easy on me.” Judith is amazed at how quickly she recovered from the procedure. “I was back at work on Monday, with just a tiny battle scar on my wrist,” she says, proudly displaying her arm. “If you have to have a heart cath, this is the way to go!” Judith is continuing her reJudith Hodge is back at work at the Fort Sanders Heart Center shortly after covery by adopting a new healthy undergoing a heart catheterization procedure through her wrist. lifestyle and attending classes in artery and restore blood flow to tient’s wrist instead of the groin, the Fort Sanders Cardiac Rehaher heart. The transradial proce- as done in a traditional heart bilitation Program. “They’ve got me exercising dure is performed through a pa- cath.

and eating what I’m supposed to,” explains Judith. “I’ve already lost weight and now am building muscle.” Judith knows that her heart blockage could have been diagnosed much sooner if she hadn’t ignored her symptoms. “Don’t ignore chest pains like I did. Get it checked out immediately,” she advises. “I almost waited too long. It was way too close.” For more information about transradial catheterization and other cardiac procedures available at Fort Sanders Regional, call (865) 673-FORT (3678).

A quick flick of the wrist? A new way to open blocked heart vessels Heart catheterization procedures can save lives. Commonly called “balloon” angioplasty and stenting, these minimally invasive procedures use tiny, balloon-like catheters inserted through a patient’s artery to reach the heart, where they facilitate a number of procedures to prevent and treat heart artery blockages. Currently, the maJoshua W. Todd, jority of those cathM.D. eters are inserted Interventional through the femoral Cardiologist artery, which is in the groin. But at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center, a number of heart catheterization procedures are being performed through an artery in the wrist, a process called transradial cardiac catheterization. This new technique can benefit patients with special health concerns. “It can be more comfortable for people who are morbidly obese, those who have chronic back pain, or patients who are on blood thinners have a higher risk of bleeding,” explains Dr. Joshua Todd, an Interventional Cardiologist with Knoxville Heart Group at Fort Sanders Regional. “With the wrist procedure, patients are sitting up immediately afterward with only a

But, with comparable patient outcomes for both methods, using the wrist does give physicians another option for catheter insertion. “There are clear benefits for many patients with a transradial access catheterization, not just for heart procedures, but for any place in the body that needs a stent to open a blocked artery.” says Dr. Todd. Although the transradial catheterization procedure may not be suitable for everyone, it is a new cardiac approach available at Fort Sanders Regional that offers benefits for those who do qualify. For more information about the cardiac catheterization procedures available at Fort Sanders Regional, please call (865) 673-FORT (3678).

small wrist bandage in place.” While only five percent of cardiologists in the United States do transradial catheterization versus the traditional femoral approach, the use of this technique is growing and evolving. “European countries perform fifty to ninety percent of their catheterizations through the wrist,” says Dr. Todd. “I think it will become more popular here and possibly become a standard of care

in the U.S. Transradial access has also been shown to reduce hospital length of stay and lower health care costs.” One drawback to the transradial access is that in some patients (around 10-15%) the procedure may take a little longer than transfemoral access. Also, a quick, non-invasive bedside test must be done first on the wrist to make sure the artery has a dual blood supply in order to safely perform the procedure.

Benefits of transradial cardiac catheterization: N Less bleeding N Less pain N Quicker recovery N Earlier return to work N Low complication rate N Lower cost N Improved quality of life

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Feature events for the week of Oct. 31: ■ Monday, Oct. 31: 9:30 a.m., Scrapbooking; 1 p.m., Mah Jongg; 1 p.m., Rook; 1 p.m., Exercise; 2:15 p.m., Social Dance class. ■ Tuesday, Nov. 1: 10 a.m., Canasta; 11 a.m., Exercise; 12:30 p.m., Mexican Ruth Train Dominoes. White ■ Wednesday, Nov. 2: 10 a.m., Bingo; 10 a.m., Hand & Foot; 12:30 p.m., Bridge; 1 p.m., Rook; 1 p.m., SAIL exercise; 2:15 p.m., LawTalk will be held Fri- Kelly and Matt Frere will present “Legal Protection for Elderly, the Samantha Parris and Keith Burroughs will discuss “Wills and EsYoga. tate Planning for Everyone” during LawTalk at 11:30 a.m. Friday, day, Nov. 4, at the John T. Disabled and their Caregivers” on Friday, Nov. 4, at the O’Connor ■ Thursday, Nov. Photos submitted Nov. 4, at the O’Connor Senior Center. Senior Center and on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Fellowship Church. O’Connor Senior Center, 3: 10 a.m., Line dance; 11 611 Winona St., and Satur“Wills & Estate Planning should have in place and cal attorneys will discuss regulations, and probate a.m., Exercise; 1:30 p.m., day, Nov. 5, at Fellowship Dominoes; 1:30 p.m., Board Church, 8000 Middlebrook for Everyone” is designed learn what happens if no the legal issues of how to “estate recovery” will be Game Social, Phase Ten. documents are in place. discussed. Just in the past to help individuals orgafinance long-term health Pike. ■ Friday, Nov. 4: 9:30 If you care for an elderly care, the means by which year significant changes “Wills and Estate Plan- nize their affairs in light a.m., Pilates; 10 a.m., Euning for Everyone” will be of recent changes in the or disabled family member assets can be preserved have taken place in the chre; 10:30 a.m., Walking 9-11 a.m. and “Legal Pro- law. Experienced local at- or anticipate that you may and the do’s and don’ts of laws that affect eligibility Club; 1 p.m., SAIL exercise; for Medicaid nursing home tection for the Elderly, the torneys will provide infor- one day have this respon- property transfers. This 1 p.m., Western Movie. Disabled & their Caregiv- mation regarding planning sibility, plan to attend the program will provide spe- benefits. ■ Info: 922-0416. For a ers” will be 11:30 a.m. to for incapacity and death, LawTalk program entitled cific information about the Spaces are limited and complete calendar of week1:30 p.m. At each location, which can happen to any- “Legal Protection for the protection and obligation will be filled first come, local lawyers will present one at any age. The session Elderly, the Disabled and for caregivers, including first served. Register by ly events, call the Halls information and answer will help individuals learn their Caregivers.” a review of recent chang- calling the KBA office, Senior Center or visit www. questions. about documents everyone During the seminar, lo- es in Medicaid laws and 522-6522.

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■ 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.

■ Chronic Pain and Depression support group meets at noon to 1:30 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at Faith Promise Church off Pellissippi Parkway. Info: Paula, 945-3810, or 748-1407.

AARP driver safety class For registration info about this and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Barbara Manis, 922-5648. ■ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 24-25, Chota Recreation Center, 145 Awohli Drive, Loudon. ■ Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 26-27, Cheyenne Conference Room, 944 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Oak Ridge.

■ Grief support groups at Fort Sanders Sevier Hospital 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month; 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Home Care Knoxville office; and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Home Care Oak Ridge office. Registration is required. Info or to register: 541-4500.

■ Alzheimer’s support group meets 6:30 p.m. each first Thursday at Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7225 Old Clinton Pike. Info: 938-7245. ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Wellness Community, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family be-

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Racheff bulb sale Nov. 5 Racheff House and Gardens will hold its second annual Holland bulb sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5. A new shipment of amaryllis and paperwhites have just arrived. Also available will be tulips, daffodils and other varieties of spring blooming bulbs. In addition to the bulbs, Racheff will offer crafts, gardening items and note cards.

Proceeds from this event will be used for beautification and maintenance of the house and garden property which is owned by the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs and operated by a board of governors selected from local garden clubs and state garden club officials. Racheff House and Gardens is located at 1943 Tennessee Ave. From Western Avenue turn east on Keith and immediately turn left on Schofield then back to Tennessee.


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Jumbe the giraffe recently moved to the Knoxville Zoo from his digs at the Dickerson Park Zoo in Springfield, Mo. Standing at more than 17 feet tall, the 8-year-old male is busy making friends with female giraffes Patches and Lucille, both current Knoxville Zoo residents, with hopes of a romance and calves in the herd’s future. The Knoxville Zoo is open

The Knoxville Watercolor Society is having a fall showing of mixed media works by its members through Nov. 29 at Cherokee Mills, 2200 Sutherland Ave. Cherokee Mills is a campus style office complex with a large atrium where the KWS will exhibit its newest works. The building is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info: Mary Ann Valvoda, 408-0737. Jumbe is settling in as the newest addition of the Knoxville Zoo’s giraffe herd. Photo submitted 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day except Christmas. Info:

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formal DR, lrg master, lrg kit DU RE w/island, cherry cabs, black appl, pantry, breakfast rm , bonus rm or 4th BR above 2-car gar, hdwd & tile down, crpt in bonus, plantation wood shutters, sec sys, sec storm drs, HVAC w/April Air Filter Sys, beautiful view from rear windows and deck. $253,900. $220,000. 865-922-3943. Selling due to husband’s illness.

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Houses - Unfurnished 74 3-1 Craftsman, bonus rm, huge yd, 1715 Birdsong next to golf cse. $675/mo. 865-661-3671 4 BR, 3 1/2 BA, 3 car gar. Halls area. No pets, no smoking. $1500/mo. 865-567-9693 AVAIL. 2 BR, 1 BA, W/D hookup, appls, cent H&A, lg fenced in yard, close to bus, $750/mo + DD. 865-689-5293 FTN CITY, 3 br, 1 ba, bsmnt, lrg yard, lease, DD, cr chk, $750. 865-805-5903 or 865-805-9414 ***Web ID# 880820*** GIBBS, 3 BR, 2 BA rancher, 2 car gar., lots of storage. Outside pets ok. $1,200 per mo. + $800 dep. Refs. req. 865-9660062 or 865-237-5056 HALLS/GIBBS, 2 BR, 1 ba, $500/mo, $500/ dep. 1 yr lse req'd. No pets. 6508 Archer Rd., 865-388-2736 KARNS AREA, 1, 2 & 3 br, $600-$1250. All appl, no pets. 865691-8822 or 660-3584 ***Web ID# 883598*** Kodak 3 BR, 3 BA, 2 car gar., kit. appl, no pets, $950/mo. 786290-1285;865-201-9284  NEWLY REMODELED, 3BR 2BA house for rent in Halls, $750/mo, $750 dam. dep. No pets. 659-0654. 



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Well-maintained 3BR/2BA basement rancher in Powell. Large kitchen, dining & sunroom opening out to private wooded backyard with multiple decks & hot tub. Too many improvements to list. $159,900. REDUCED $149,900! Vick Dyer, CRS, GRI Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace, Realtors (865)584-4000 office • (865)599-4001 cell View all my listings at: “In dire need of selling or buying real estate? Vick Dyer is the only “Dyer” you need!”


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NORTH, 3 BR, 2 BA, Cent h/a, W/D conn, $700 + dep, yr lease, no pets. 865-414-2578

2BR MOBILE HOME. CHIHUAHUAS, CKC PASTURES FOR rent 2 adults/ 2 children. reg, long & short in Union Co. Safe & No pets. $400-$600/mo. hair, $100. Call 865secure for horses. 992-2444. 654-7199, lv msg. 865-254-9936 ***Web ID# 881437*** South, brick 3 br, 1 1/2 DBL WIDE, 3 br, 2 ba, chain link fnc CHIHUAHUAS, M & Pet Services ba, new flr, appl & 144 yard, 2 car gar & F., Reg. small, varipaint. $800/mo + dep. carport. $675/mo, ous colors, shots,  No Pets. 865-577-8012 $400/dep. 865-582-5411 $200-$400. 865-216-5770 ***Web ID# 882826*** GROOMING ***Web ID# 881027*** PET SOUTH. Wildwood SHOP, wait or drop AKC, 2 yr. Gardens. 3 BR, 2 BA off. Andersonville Trucking Opportunities 106 COLLIES, old fem., 1.5 yr. old villa. Great rm w/stone Pike, Halls. 925-3154. male, $200 ea or  frpl, formal DR, gar. No $300 pr. 865-919-0413 pets. $1,100. 865-300-3300 TEMPLE ACRES, Halls, 3 BR, 2 BA, enclosed gar., level lot $800/mo No smk/ pets. 865-584-1688 WEST, Cedar Bluff, 3 BR, 2 1/2+ BA, dbl. gar., lg. yard, approx 2,000 sf, no pets, DD, $950/mo. 865-966-8626 WEST KNOX, 4 BR, 2.5 BA, office, great room, 2 car gar., lg. yard, $1400/mo. No pets. 865-719-8676 ***Web ID# 878667***

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 3720 TILBURY Way, 3BR 2BA, sgl garage, excel. cond., no pets, 1 yr lease, $725/mo, $700 dam dep. 9222403 or 705-4217. 

CORGI PEMBROKE Free Pets 145 Welsh Puppies, AKC  Reg. 6 wks. 1st shots. 2 YELLOW cats ready $350. 865-435-2878 $1000 - $1250 - $1500 for a good home. SIGN ON BONUSES Free, 603-3073. Dachshunds, Mini, Hiring Over The Road AKC, 865-936-3095 Drivers www.pricelessparadise ** ADOPT! * * Van, Flatbed, frigerated Openings ***Web ID# 883824*** Looking for a lost pet or a new Call Roehl 1-888-8676345 Dachshunds Mini, Reg., one? Visit Young-Williams AA/EOE M & F, diff. colors & Animal Center, the official shelter for the City of patterns, S&W, $225 $550. 865-216-5770 Knoxville & Knox County: ***Web ID# 881032*** 3201 Division St. Knoxville. Business Opp. 130 DACHSHUNDS, MINI (very small). $150. * * * * * * * * ATT: Network Marketfull blooded, shots, FREE KITTENS, 2 ers - Would you like 9 wks. 865-556-1666 calico, 1 black & information that can ***Web ID# 881540*** get you your groceries white, 1 grey, had 1st worming & bereduced or even free? DOBERMAN Pincher pups, CKC, blk & gun litter training. Go to rust, M & F, 8 wks, www.gasandfoodvideo 386-1704. $250. 865-426-9813 .com. Interested call ***Web ID# 881199*** me at 712-3824 or 8507260. Mtgs. held MonFarmer’s Market 150 days at 7 pm 1802 Air- DOBERMAN PUPS, black & tan, 6 wks. base Rd. Alcoa. Ask EXCELLENT GAME reg., 4 M, $200 ea. for Denise or Mike. HENS 865-254-0602 $10 each 865-376-0364 Dobermans AKC, 4 Business Equipment 133 wks. $350-$450. Blk / blue FALL CUTTING / red. In house, detailed, GRASS HAY, sm 6 BLACK leather ofWarlock. 865-428-6981 square bales, avg 55 fice chairs, excel***Web ID# 883889*** lbs. Starting $3/bale. lent for office or 865-850-0130. Straw conference room, ENGLISH BULLDOG pup, AKC reg, all bales also available. $50 ea. 865-376-7819 shots, $1000/cash. Call 423-829-5156 Church Equipment 133a ***Web ID# 874322*** Air Cond/Heating 187

Architect-Designed End unit, 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, master on main, 2 car gar., gas frpl, upstairs media rm, Halls. Lease to Purchase $1100 mo. 865-898-4558 5 FT. long Halogen lit glass show cases, or 865-567-5788 approx. 30, some corner showcases, CONDO/WEST, Cololike new. $100 ea. nies. 2 BR, 1.5 BA, Call 865-403-2413. Frpl, pool, tennis cts. View of Smoky Mtns. $765/mo. + 141 dep. No Pets. Avail. Dogs 10/6. 865-216-8053 AMERICAN PIT Bull FOUNTAIN CITY AREA pups, 9 wks. old, Pebblestone Condos dual reg., 1st & 2nd vaccines, parents 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 car gar, on premises. $300screened back porch, $400 Call after 1pm, $850 mo. $850 damage no text, 865-696-4238 dep. 1 yr lease, no pets. ***Web ID# 882494*** 865-254-9552 or 388-3232 BEAGLES, Blue Tick LG 2BR/1.5BA TOWNMini Smoky. AKC, 9 HOUSE, 1200 sqft in wks, shots/wormed Halls/Murphy Hills 865-522-5076 area. Info: 207-1346 ***Web ID# 883845*** The Meadows, 3 br, 2 BLUE HEELER ba, remod., brick PUPPIES, $250 ea. end unit, hdwd, 1st shots & wormed. master w/walk in, 423-907-2120 frpl, W/D incl, 2 car carport, water & BOSTON TERRIER sewer incl. $1100. male puppy, AKC, 865-414-9345 $395. 865-925-8137 ***Web ID# 883693*** ***Web ID# 884528***

German Shepherd 24" gas puppies, good Ger- VENT-FREE logs, 3 lg logs, 3 sm man bldlines, 7 wks, logs. Used 1 winter. M & F to choose Like new. Paid $400, from. 865-300-3776 asking $225. 947-0271. ***Web ID# 883328***

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BUICK SPECIAL 1952 Good cond. Runs & drives great. New tires. All orig. $7500 obo. 865-207-3300 CHRYSLER NEWPORT 1964, 2 dr. Hardtop, all orig., $4,000. 865-919-8575 MGB CONV. 1978, great shape, low mi, $6500. Call 865992-2230

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BMW M3 2010 5300 Mi. $55,000. 2009 BMW, 33K Mi, $38,000. 865-310-3228.

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GARAGE SALE Nov. 4- HONDA ACCORD EX 5, 7-3. Indian Crossing 2006, V6, s-roof, S/D. Jubilee Ct. spoiler, 6 CD, Alloys, Christmas crafts, elecall options, very tronics, TV, clothes, clean, non-smoker. toys, HH items. A bit $11,500. 865-806-7195 Cement / Concrete 315 of everything. Honda Accord SE 1997, HALLOWEEN YARD 4 dr, AT, great mpg, Sale Mon, Tues, 98k mi, loaded, Wed, 9-6 each day. $4200. 865-582-1974 Collectibles, an***Web ID# 884660*** tiques, tools, HH MERCEDES CLK items. 30 tables full. 60% off all comics. 500 2005, silver, only 71k mi. Exc condition. 8000 Corryton Rd. 865-640-4412 HUGE SALE, 193 Hwy 370 off Ailor Gap. MITSUBISHI Eclipse 2003, pwr, auto, 4 Tools, fishing equip, cyl, 65K mi. $5,100. clothes, shoes, toys, 865-934-7796 too much to mention. Come see. Nov. 3-5, VOLVO V70 2005 8-?. Follow signs. 4 dr. wagon, 96K mi. Mint cond. $10,600. INDOOR ESTATE Call 865-692-7267 SALE: 60 years of ***Web ID# 881317*** accumulation! Furn., office equipment, HH, etc. Sat. 265 Nov. 5, 8-4, across Domestic from Halls High School, behind car- 2006 LINCOLN LS wash Sport sedan, white MOVING SALE Sat Nov pearl w/ tan leather. 5, 8-7 pm. Antiques, Dual temp cont, all vanity, china cabinet, speed trac cont, V8. DR table w/ 2 leaves, 31k mi. $14,000 obo. pad & 6 chairs. Other 406-5445. misc furn, men's and women's clothes, CADILLAC 1990 Sedan Deville, only 58K mi, ^ coats, shoes, etc. always garage kept, 316 immaculate, $5400. Childcare Boats Motors 232 865-688-6363 or 680-2656  Bayliner Cabin Cruiser, 1990, 26 1/2', Air Cond / Heating 301 LOVING HOME has two daycare opengreat shape, trailer, ings for infants $6500. 865-992-2230 3-yr-olds. Refs avail. 922-9455 MASTERCRAFT 209 (2003) 570 hrs, factory  tower, X-Series features, clean, great boat, MC trailer incl. $26,500. 865-599-7515

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An ounce of prevention ... Your life may depend upon it


s we inch upwards of age 50, one piece of advice we too often try to ignore is “Get your colonoscopy.” Dr. Bergein Overholt of Gastrointestinal Associates (GIA) says, “Don’t put this off! Your life may depend upon it.” He and his group feel so strongly about the importance of the exam, they have made a day of it: GIA Screening Colonoscopy Day. The program, now in its third year, provides free colonoscopy exams to a group of people preselected by Interfaith Health Clinic and the Free Medical Clinic of America. GIA has partnered with providers such as Anesthesia Associates of Knoxville, Tennova, Premier Surgical Associates, The Endoscopy Center, Boston Scientific, Interactive Optics, the American Cancer Society and Salix Pharmaceuticals to enable folks who might not otherwise be screened to have this potentially life-saving procedure. But perhaps just as important, GIA Screening Colonoscopy Day helps build awareness throughout the community of the importance of this preventative measure.

“Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. and one of the most curable if caught early,” said Overholt. “Screening colonoscopy is the only test that allows us to find and remove abnormal cell growths called polyps from the entire colon.” He ought to know. Overholt pioneered flexible fiberoptic sigmoidoscopy, devel-

oping the instrument which led to modern colonoscopy. As founding partner at GIA, he has fostered a commitment to research for providing the best and most advanced care in gastroenterology. GIA is a national leader in technology for the treatment and diagnosis of gastrointestinal diseases. GIA was the first private practice in the country to develop a state licensed,

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Medicare certified, endoscopic ambulatory surgery center (ASC), making gastrointestinal health care more convenient and affordable for patients. Now with three ASC locations in Knoxville, GIA serves as a model for practices around the country. Currently, GIA is pioneering new technologies and procedures for the treatment of Barrett’s esophagus. During the latest GIA Screening Colonoscopy Day, more than half of the 46 patients screened had polyps removed. Though typically benign, some polyps contain a small area of cancer or will develop into cancer over time. Studies have shown that polyp removal has been associated with a 60- to 90-percent reduction in colorectal cancer. These exams are essential to preventing colon cancer for anyone age 50 or older. It is even more important for people with a family history of colon cancer to be screened regularly. “I can’t stress enough just how important this screening is,” said Overholt. “This year, 32 percent of the patients screened during the event had at least one cancerous polyp, and one patient was diagnosed with cancer that arose from a polyp. When we find these polyps early, we can very likely prevent or cure this cancer. And early diagnosis gives those with cancer a fighting chance.” So don’t put it off any longer. In the case of a screening colonoscopy, an ounce of prevention could truly mean a cure.

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MEDICARE ENROLLMENT Dates have changed. Medicare coverage and costs change each year. There are important dates coming up that you should know about, so you can make the best choices for you and your health. Get help from a trained professional to understand how these dates below affect you.

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Medicare 2012: What you need to know M

edi edicare dicare iiss d dif different iffferent this year because of health care reform, and if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not aware of how this important program has changed, pay attention. The Medicare program can be confusing because of its many different parts, supplemental coverage options and specific Medicare enrollment periods for different products. All of these nuances can make Medicare hard to understand for new enrollees as well as for those who have been on the program for a number of years. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re new to the program or even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a seasoned Medicare veteran, here are six things you should know about the program heading into 2012.

Be aware of deductibles, coinsurance, out-of-pocket limits and prescription drug costs

percent, depending on the service), after applicable premiums and deductibles. Original Medicare also has no limits on the amount you could pay out of your own pocket for covered medical services each year. And, original Medicare does not cover the cost of most prescription drugs.

New and existing benefits to help you fill in Medicareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gaps

If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re new to Medicare, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to know that both parts of original Medicare (A and B) have deductibles. And, the Part A deductibles are not tied to a calendar year like they are with traditional health insurance. Instead, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re

People concerned about some of the gaps in original Medicare have the option to enroll in insurance products tied to a 90-day benefit pe- regulated by the government riod, with some exceptions. but provided by private comThe Medicare Part B ben- panies. These are products efit also includes coinsur- designed specifically to fill ance after you meet your de- some of the different gaps in ductible. With coinsurance, Medicare. They include: Medicare pays a percentage â&#x2013; Medicare Part D standof each bill and you pay the alone prescription drug rest (between 20 and 45 plans, which cover the cost

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of most prescription drugs. New Benefit: In 2012 part D recipients get a 14 percent discount on the cost of generic drugs when they reach Medicareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coverage gap, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;donut hole,â&#x20AC;? on top of the 50 percent discount they got last year on the cost of brand name drugs when they reach the donut hole. â&#x2013; Medicare Supplement plans, which cover portions of the deductibles, coinsurance and out-ofpocket costs not covered by original Medicare. â&#x2013;  Medicare Advantage plans, which bundle together the Part D drug benefit with some additional coverage for deductibles, coinsurance and out-of-pocket costs. New Benefit: Starting in 2011, health care reform requires all Medicare Advantage plans to have a maximum limit of $6,700 on how much a customer can pay out of their own pocket for medical services, excluding the cost of prescription drugs. Each type of supplemen-

tal coverage has different guidelines for when you can enroll, change and cancel your coverage.

There are new Medicare annual enrollment dates Most beneficiaries can change a Medicare Advantage plan or stand-alone Medicare prescription drug plan once per year during Medicareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual enrollment period (AEP). The dates for AEP changed this year, and run from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 in 2011. Medicare Supplement plans have an initial enrollment period, which occurs in the first six months after you enroll in Medicare Part B and are 65 or older. During that time, you can enroll in a Medicare Supplement plan and not be declined. But, if you try to enroll after the initial enrollment period, your application could be declined based on a review of your medical history. But, if you want to switch

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s critical to compare drug coverage every year, an Internet company that allows people to compare Medicare plans side-by-side and research benefits, drug prices and different coverage options, looked at 25,000 user sessions on its website during the 2011 AEP (between Nov. 15, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2010). Customers entered their ZIP code; their existing Medicare prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage drug plan; and the names, dosages and frequency of any prescription drugs they were taking, if any. The siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prescription drug plan comparison tool found that, on average, a user could save more than $500 per year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; more than $40 per month â&#x20AC;&#x201D; by reviewing their options and changing their prescription drug plan. But, averages donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t tell the full story. In a recent news article, a MarketWatch reporter compared the cost differences for a single drug in one Georgia ZIP code and found that annual expenses could range from $2,661 to $9,032, depending on which Medicare Advantage plan is chosen. If you want to review and research the different Medicare products available in your ZIP code, www. is a great place to start.

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Get star power in 2012 The Affordable Care Act, (health care reform) requires a star rating system to be used for Medicare Advantage plans, beginning in 2012. Plans get a rating of 1 to 5, with a 5-star rating equating to an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Excellent Performance,â&#x20AC;? and a 1-star rating equating to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poor Performance.â&#x20AC;?

This year, baby boomers begin turning 65, which means more people will be enrolling in the basic benefit than ever before, putting more stress and time constraints on enrollment experts.


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New to Medicare? According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, out of 523 plans nationwide in 2011, only three received an overall rating of 5, and 74 received an overall rating 4 or 4.5 stars. Heading into 2012 the hope is that more plans will achieve this high 5-star rating. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re lucky enough to have access to a 5-star plan, consider it as an option for your coverage. One benefit of a 5-star plan is that you can enroll at any time, even outside of Medicareâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual enrollment period.

Make way for baby boomers qualifying for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Original Medicareâ&#x20AC;? at age 65 That, plus the new dates, means people who wait until the last minute could be putting themselves at risk. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good idea to make a plan and review your coverage for 2012 early. A great place to review and research the different Medicare products available in your ZIP code is www. 2012 Medicare annual enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, 2011.

Many people who are new to Medicare may have to deal with the complexity of the program. Here are some basics: â&#x2013; Medicare is comprised of four major programs: Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D. Medicare Part A and Part B are often referred to as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Original Medicare.â&#x20AC;? There are also Medicare Supplement plans, which are designed as an alternative to Part C to fill gaps in Parts A and B. â&#x2013;  Generally speaking, Part A covers in-patient hospitalization while Part B covers outpatient services and other medical care. â&#x2013;  Part C denotes the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Medicare Advantageâ&#x20AC;? program where private insurance companies deliver Medicare Part A, Part B and, in most cases, Part D benefits to plan enrollees. â&#x2013;  Part D is the Medicare prescription drug benefit that provides insurance coverage for medications. â&#x2013;  Your circumstances determine when you can enroll in or change Part D and C plans. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Family Features

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id you know you have more than 600 muscles in your body, including your tongue, heart and stomach? When exerted, your muscles pull against your skeleton, causing your bones to become strong and durable. But a lack of exercise and nutrition can compromise your muscle strength, especially as you age. “The average person can lose 8 percent of muscle tissue every 10 years after the age of 40,” says Dr. Vonda Wright, orthopedic surgeon, medical researcher and author of “Fitness After 40.” “When

it comes to muscle, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.” In addition to age, a sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition can lead to loss of muscle. Many people are surprised to learn that a sedentary person may have 40 to 50 percent body fat. On the flip side, muscle burns more calories than fat during daily activities,

including sitting. A serious, temporary illness or injury or a diet lacking proper nutrition, especially protein, can also cause a loss in muscle mass. So muscle loss is not just a concern of the middle-aged or inactive, but for anyone who wants to stay healthy and active. To find out if your muscles are

in good shape, try the push-up test. Men of any age should be able to do 11 and women should be able to complete eight. If you fall short of your goal, don’t despair. You still have time to build muscle strength with these tips: • Feed your muscle. Proteins are the building blocks of muscle. Get your protein daily from meat, poultry, fish, nuts, eggs and beans. You can also augment your diet with healthful protein and nutrition shakes, such as Ensure Muscle Health shakes, which contain Revigor (a source of HMB, an amino-acid metabolite), and 13 grams of protein to help rebuild muscle and strength naturally lost over time. They are perfect for a snack on the go. • Get aerobic exercise. Try to get between 30 to 60 minutes of blood-pumping exercise daily to build muscle endurance. And stretch your muscles before and after to prevent injury.

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