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IN THIS ISSUE Bigfoot and Yeti and mayors Knox County Mayor Tim Burchettâ€™s embrace of the legendary Bigfoot has sparked a rivalry with his city counterpart, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. â€œI proclaim June 2 Yeti Day in Knoxville,â€? Rogero recently announced. â€œWe donâ€™t need no stinkinâ€™ Bigfoot in our fair city.â€?
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June 2, 2014
Rogero pledges bike, pedestrian connector By Sandra Clark Mayor Madeline Rogero has pledged city support for a project the state Department of Transportation said it could not fund. Rogero wants to maintain safe, convenient access for pedestrians and bicyclists from Fountain City to downtown, especially at the soon-to-be-redesigned intersection of Broadway and Interstate 640. Liz Brown and Jeff Patin were honored as Woman and Man In her budget address of the Year by Fountain City Town Hall. Photos by S. Clark earlier this year, Rogero said, â€œA total of $2.18 million is allocated to sidewalks and crosswalks including $350,000 to begin design and land acquisition for sidewalks on Old Broadway at I-640. This is a critical walking and bicycle linkage that we are committed to building.â€? Speaking at Honor Fountain City Day on May 26, she reiterated that support. â€œGreat neighborhoods also need great connections to the rest of the city. Thatâ€™s why my En- Daniel Dunn presents the chairâ€™s award to Tyler Pavlis. gineering Department is Rogero said the city is Sensing less time at red working to make sure that as TDOT redesigns the in- studying traffic-signal tim- lights, the crowd applaudterchange of Broadway and ing for the entire stretch of ed enthusiastically. And the big oaks literal640, we also create good Broadway from downtown ly rattled when Rogero said pedestrian connections to I-640. â€œThis is the beginning of a $250,000 will be spent todown along Old Broadway. â€œWe want to make sure move to better, smarter traf- ward â€œlong-term needsâ€? you all can get to and from fic technology â€“ traffic lights to clean up Fountain City Fountain City as easily as that can talk to each other Lake, â€œFountain Cityâ€™s possible, in whatever way and make sure traffic moves most recognizable landas efficiently as possible.â€? markâ€? since it was built in you choose,â€? she said.
at Broadway and I-640
Ken Cloniger accepts the Friend of Fountain City award from Town Hall chair Daniel Dunn.
Melanie and Alfred McCoy accepted the award for residential beautification. Their home on Lynnwood was featured in last weekâ€™s Shopper-News. 1890. She praised the Lions Club, which maintains the park and lake, but said there are major needs outside the scope of what vol-
unteers can provide. Daniel Dunn chaired the Honor Fountain City Day ceremony, giving the chairâ€™s award to his friend Tyler Pavlis and presenting the Friend of Fountain City award to outgoing chair Ken Cloniger. Afterward, U.S. Rep. John Duncan Jr. continued his tradition of speaking at the Memorial Day ceremony. John Becker of WBIR-TV spoke of â€œService and Sacrifice,â€? and Lynn Bennett sang. The East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard fired a salute and played â€œTapsâ€? to end the ceremony.
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Expect a battle Last Sunday, state Rep. Gloria Johnson threw herself a multipurpose birthday/fundraiser/ icecream social in Edgewood Park, near the heart of North Knoxville, which is no longer the geographic heart of the 13th House District. But itâ€™s where she lives, and itâ€™s where the former chair of the Knox County Democratic Party must win heavily in November if she is to get a second term.
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Halls loses valued teacher; horticulture program cut By Sandra Clark We learned at press time that horticulture teacher Mike B l a n k e n s h i pâ€™s program has been cut and he will not return to Halls High School. Melissa Ogden, director of public affairs for Knox Blankenship County Schools, confirmed this and said the greenhouse would be used for the ecol-
ogy class. â€œSchool staffing is based on student enrollment,â€? she said, and Halls High lost two positions based on projected enrollment for next year. â€œDecisions about implementation of specific reductions or increases in school staffing are the principalâ€™s discretion,â€? she said. â€œBroadly speaking, reductions in a program are not necessarily a reflection on the quality of the program but may be related to the programâ€™s level of enrollment. I
understand that this was the case with the horticulture class.â€? School board member-elect Patti Bounds said it seems contradictory to be opening a new career magnet school while closing down career paths at other schools. She will take office Sept. 1. Lance McCold, speaking at the May 5 school board workshop, said 11 teaching positions and one counselor have been shifted from existing high schools to the new Career Magnet Academy, set to open this fall with 110 students
in the basement of the Pellissippi State (formerly Phillips Electronics) building at Strawberry Plains. At Halls, Blankenship received many honors. He accompanied students to regional, state and national FFA competitions. He was active in the Business and Professional Association, earning the Halls Man of the Year award. He worked with Scott Frith to plant dogwoods and other trees in the median of Maynardville Highway. More on this next week.
Educators bow out early; cite â€˜attack on teachersâ€™ By Betty Bean When Stan Kelly and Peggy Leland retired two weeks ago, 45 years of teaching experience at Central High School walked out the door with them. â€œI kept asking Stan, â€˜Are we really old enough to be doing this?â€™ â€? said Leland, who taught art at Central for 20 years and directed her students in creating high-profile art projects like the huge banners hanging in the school commons and other areas. â€œIn my mind, I just thought this was a chance to expose kids who had never had a chance to experience the visual arts to the great artists. Later, I started another project to do framed pictures in the
(Dan) Boring let me work as a janitor here, and after that Mr. (Rex) Stooksbury. Then I was a student teacher here and came here for my first and only teaching job. It all adds up to about 37 years,â€? Kelly said. His father, the late Cecil Kelly, spent many years as principal of Fountain City Elementary School and was later a member of the school board. His mother, Central High School lost 45 years of teaching experience Polly, was a kindergarten with the early retirement of teachers Stan Kelly and Peggy teacher. Leland. Lelandâ€™s art students produced the banner behind â€œWe saw a young man at them. Photo by Betty Bean church yesterday; Mama had him in kindergarten, hallways. I hope someone handful of educators left Dad had him in elementacontinues it,â€? Leland said. there who were also Cen- ry school and I had him at â€œMost of the time, you tral High School alumni. Central. Itâ€™s that communijust know when itâ€™s time,â€? And he says he worked at ty connection,â€? Kelly said. said Kelly, who spent 25 Central much longer than Leland nodded. years teaching history and his teaching tenure. â€œThatâ€™s what I have was one of a dwindling â€œWhile I was at UT, Mr. loved so much about CenA subsidiary of RIGGS DRUG STORE
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tral,â€? said Leland, who grew up in Oak Ridge, where everybody was from somewhere else. â€œThere just wasnâ€™t that long-term connection.â€? Kelly is 60, Leland 62. They donâ€™t seem tired. Kellyâ€™s going to do a lot of hiking and kayaking this summer and enjoy the luxury of fall travel, for the first time. Leland is going to spend the summer working in her studio and traveling to Italy and will start a part-time job in the fall. So why are they leaving early? â€œI do not believe in a lot of things that are being done â€“ the overly zealous emphasis on data, on test scores â€“ it is an outright attack on teachTo page A-3
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Swimmers race to summer season Emerald Youthâ€™s summer swim team â€“ the Emerald Force â€“ has a lineup of swimmers raring to go. New head coach Justin Baxter is the former swim coach at Bearden High School. â€œWe are looking forward to a good season. We expect to have stronger swimmers this year,â€? said Dwayne Sanders, Emerald Youth sports director. â€œJustin thinks we can win a meet or two. We have at least four swimmers now who swim year-round.â€? Emeraldâ€™s team can ac-
commodate 50 swimmers. Emerald Force has a schedule of four regular meets plus the Smoky Mountain Invitational Meet July 13 and the City Swim Meet July 25. As a competitive sport for kids, swimming receives high marks: It is low-injury, promotes fitness and helps prevent obesity, which afflicts about 40 percent of urban Knoxville youth. It is also an ideal lifelong sport. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that AfricanAmerican children ages
5-14 are almost three times more likely to drown than white children. But programs like Emeraldâ€™s are creating a difference. Last year, several Emerald swimmers went on to swim in the fall and winter with the Tennessee Aquatics competitive swim club. Emerald leads more than 200 children to swim lessons each fall, spring and summer. Presently, kids are taking lessons through the Learn to Swim program at the YWCA. At the Ed Cothren pool, where the team practices,
Swimmer A.J. Humphries at a meet last summer. urban children are gaining proficiency with every stroke.
Vacation times often hold a hidden barb for inner-city children and teens. Higher rates of poverty and unemployment, greater numbers of single-parent households and a smaller stock of recreational facilities in the central city mean that urban kids seldom go on the vacations they see advertised. Many children simply spend the days roaming their neighborhoods or staying at home alone. Emerald Youth offers a range of programming in a safe place. The organization also supports youth spiritually and helps them stay sharp academically, including preparing them for college. Through JustLead, its neighborhood-based ministry, Emerald offers daytime and evening programming, via a network of urban churches and faith-based organizations. The newest is Laurel Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike, which is offering a day camp this summer for interested children who are rising 2ndthrough 8th-graders. A highlight is JustLead
Camp Week, June 1620, when more than 200 children will choose one themed day camp, ranging from outdoor adventures to gardening or dance. The entire week is generously sponsored by Variety of Eastern Tennessee and concludes with a daylong trip to Knoxville Zoo â€“ an alwayspopular event. â€œOur intention behind JustLead Camp Week is to expose kids to something they really enjoy. We also want to provide camp options the kids might not otherwise have access to or be able to participate in,â€? said Emerald Youth staff member Kent Stanger. Other events will include a middle school trip to Carowinds Amusement Park in Charlotte, N.C, and opportunities for high school students to visit colleges, learn about careers and enjoy hiking and tubing. â€œWe have a heavy emphasis on the out of doors and relationship building. We use the summer and the weather while weâ€™ve got it,â€? Stanger said.
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Remembering those who served Memorial Day is observed to honor military service members who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
In Corryton, the celebration is one that has little flash and flair but is a time to honor and remember soldiers from the area that gave their all. The Gibbs High School JROTC presented the colors for the ceremony, and the Clapps Chapel choirâ€™s voices filled the air with the National Anthem. Guest speakers read brief stories and poems in hopes that no one ever forgets the service of our military personnel. As each name of the veterans buried at the cemetery was called, a bell was
Judith Rothermel and Ellen Kasales discuss the importance of writing a legacy letter during a recent workshop at the Halls Senior Center. â–
Clayton Sharp honors the flag as it is presented at the Clapps Chapel Memorial Day service. Photos by Ruth White
rung. Weslee Sharp played â€œTaps,â€? and as the colors were retired the crowd stood in silence.
Ryan Davis rings the bell at the Clapps Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery as the name is called of each veteran buried there.
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She calls herself â€œthe letter writer,â€? and she has a gift of taking the words of individuals and putting them on paper for loved ones. Judy Rothermel is a memoir class leader and writer of legacy letters who presented a workshop at the Halls Senior Center last week. Rothermel met a â€œkidâ€? from Australia whose father â€œwoke up deadâ€? one day. â€œThe son had given his dad a spiral notebook with questions and prompts to writing down his life stories. When his father died suddenly, the son was surprised to find the notebook completely filled out, she said. The notebook prompted that kid, Michael McQueen, to write â€œMemento: My Life in Stories.â€? Legacy letters help pass on values and beliefs to individuals left behind, in their own words. â€œI have never had someone tell me about the car they drove or go into details about their careers,â€? she said. â€œAll they want to talk about is love and forgiveness. Nothing else makes a difference to them.â€? She has had the honor of reading a legacy letter as a eulogy, and members of the grieving family commented that it felt as if their loved one was speaking to them. The letters can help provide comfort and reassurance during the grieving process. For more information on legacy letters, Rothermel can be contacted at email@example.com.
Dagon Uselton shows the mural he and Mattie Collins designed inside the Sunsphere.
over to grab a photo of him. The designer, Dagon Uselton, along with Mattie ColMy father came to visit from Oklahoma, and I had the lins, drew a collage of downtown Knoxville, and 15 stupleasure of showing him some of the sights of East Tennesdents from the academyâ€™s National Art Honor Society see, including Knoxville from the observation deck of the filled in the work with vibrant colors of paint. The work Sunsphere. While enjoying the view, I saw a family having a pho- is one of two murals painted by high school students (the tograph taken in front of the mural designed and painted other is by Austin-East Magnet High Schoolâ€™s advanced by students at the L&N STEM Academy. I heard a woman art students) and can be found on the observation deck say, â€œThis is my grandsonâ€™s work,â€? so I immediately hustled of the Sunsphere. â–
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Educators bow out ers,â€? Leland said. â€œIâ€™ve always been evaluated by people who have never taught art. Teaching art cannot be compared to an academic class.â€? Kelly agreed: â€œTeaching cannot be compared to a business. Weâ€™re doing so much wrong in education. Itâ€™s bad for teachers and horrible for kids. But teachers are easy to push around. We see these cycles come and go, and we sit back and let them happen. This time, it finally broke us.â€? Kelly said the emphasis on four-year graduation
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rates (a Race to the Top requirement) is creating grade inflation that damages academic integrity. â€œA couple of years ago, I was teaching an economics course that is required for graduation. I was asked to turn in the names of kids in danger of failing, and I gave them the name of one boy who never got above a 40 on a test. â€œTwo weeks later, he walked across the stage and graduated.â€? Surprised, Kelly learned the student had been placed in a last-minute, accelerated cram session aimed at mak-
ing him graduation-eligible. But much as they disagree with todayâ€™s test-and-assess business model, they donâ€™t regret their career choice. â€œIâ€™m leaving a little earlier than I intended, but Iâ€™ve known so many great kids. I ran into a kid yesterday that I gave a scholarship to, and I was tickled to death to see him. Iâ€™ve taught kids of my kids,â€? Kelly said. Leland, for whom teaching high school art was the fourth career (sheâ€™d worked in planning at UT, at TVA in regional arts and at the TVA Credit Union in staff development), says she has no regrets about her teaching career.
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Ivan Harmon considers race for mayor reelection, the open seat for mayor in 2019 will likely draw several serious candidates including more than one now serving on City Council. All City Council candidates running in 2017 and 2019 will be new as no current council member will be eligible to run in those years. ■ House Speaker John Boehner, who is Victor third in line to the presiAshe dency after the president and vice president, was in Knoxville May 24 as the main guest for U.S. Rep. The event has a 70-perJimmy Duncan’s fundson host committee of both raiser at the Pete and Cindi Democrats and RepubliDeBusk home on Cunningcans. It is an impressive ham Road. Afterward, he group, although it does and Duncan had dinner at include several persons who the popular family-owned do business with the city. Litton’s in Fountain City, Light hors d’oeuvres and where he had one of Knoxwine will be served, accord- ville’s best hamburgers. ing to the invitation. All They ate in the back of the current council members restaurant, so most patrons have been invited by Mandid not realize Boehner was nis via email to be guests at there. the event (meaning they do ■ The UT proposal not have to pay). for the historic Williams Mannis, who owns Pres- House on Lyons View Pike tige Cleaners, recently reto be leased for a 50- or 99placed the roof on his house year period may be the best after living downtown, sell- possible outcome in terms ing his condo to TVA CEO of saving the house. The Bill Johnson and moving significant sticking point back to his West Knoxwill be finding a person or ville home. His showcase persons willing to spend $3 gardens have been open to million-plus to renovate the the public several times. Staub-designed house plus Mannis hosted a fundraiser the UT Board of Trustees for Rogero in 2011. signing off on it. Not many It is smart politics by people fit that profile. Rogero to hold such an After spending that large event 15 months ahead of a sum, are they willing for the September 2015 mayoral it to revert to the University primary. It shows her inten- at some future point? Good tions to seek a second and news is that there is posifinal term (not that there tive movement to rescue was any doubt). It allows her the house from neglect. But to showcase broad-based this story is far from being support for her candidacy concluded. through her host committee ■ City Council memand thus encourage some ber Marshall Stair is credible rivals who may moving to North Knoxville want to be mayor to defer in a few months to a home their plans until 2019. It he is purchasing on East also replenishes her camAnderson Avenue. Stair paign bank account and lets currently lives downtown on people know she will be well Market Street. His new home funded. is a 1900 Colonial that labor At present she does from the neighborhood has not have an announced helped restore, according to opponent although former the sign in the front yard. county commissioner, city More can be found on it at school board member and www.facebook.com/theAncity council member Ivan dersonProject.ONK, which Harmon has said he is clearly shows how much considering it. Harmon was hard labor went into rescuan unsuccessful mayoral ing this house. His purchase candidate in 1995 and 2011. and occupancy of the house He did not make the runoff show strong personal combetween Rogero and Mark mitment to historic preserPadgett in 2011. He says, “I vation and neighborhood am not going to let her run revitalization. unopposed. I will decide by As an at-large member August or September. I am Stair is not required to live in good health.” in any particular district. No incumbent mayor or The other at-large memcouncil member has lost bers live in West Knox. All reelection to a second term three are up for reelection since term limits were imin 2015, along with council posed. Assuming Rogero’s member Mark Campen. If there was any doubt that Mayor Rogero is seeking reelection, it ended with invitations being sent out for a $250 suggested donation for a fundraiser on Wednesday, June 11, at the Kingston Pike home of former Rogero deputy Eddie Mannis.
Eddie Smith and Lanna Keck Smith at Honor Fountain City Day. Gloria Johnson (at top) poses with family at her birthday bash in Edgewood Park. At left are her nephew and his wife, Spencer and Stephanie Rouser; on the right are her brother and sister-in-law, Chuck and Sheri Johnson, and their son, Landen; Gloria’s mom (center) is Nell Johnson. Photo by Patricia Williams
Expect a battle in the fighting 13th Last Sunday, state Rep. Gloria Johnson threw herself a multipurpose birthday/fundraiser/ ice-cream social in Edgewood Park, near the heart of North Knoxville, which is no longer the geographic heart of the 13th House District. But it’s where she lives, and it’s where the former chair of the Knox County Democratic Party must win heavily in November if she is to get a second term. The 13th has been sending Democrats to Nashville for more than 50 years, with the exception of the brief tenure of Republican Joe Burchfield, who won a special election in 1989 over the widow of the late Ted Ray Miller to serve out the second year of the term vacated by the death of the incumbent. Burchfield was promptly defeated in 1990 by Harry Tindell, who remained in office until 2012 despite numerous attempts to oust him by candidates with ties to conservative Re-
Betty Bean publicans Stacey Campfield and Bill Dunn. Tindell, a fiscal conservative who specialized in government finances, became an important cog in the power structure of a House dominated by Democrats and was the favorite Democrat of a lot of Republicans. Over the years, he survived the gradual GOP takeover of the House unscathed. The Republican takeover was completed with the wave election of 2010, which gave the GOP the power to redraw House district lines. By 2012, the 13th District had been stretched south and west with the addition of Bonny Kate, Mount Olive and Sequoyah Hills. Privately, Republicans maintained that it could have been worse, but for their re-
spect for Tindell, who nonetheless bowed out in 2012. Common wisdom was that the Republicans would take the seat, but Johnson, a special-education teacher fresh off a 2011 run for state Senate that nobody expected her to win against Republican Becky Duncan Massey (she mostly ran because no other Democrat volunteered to take the bayonet in the breadbasket), took the House seat with a strong election-day showing in the North Knoxville wards, where demographics skew older and more sympathetic to the labor, education and civil-rights issues that are her strengths. This year, two Republicans will go at it in the primary – the heavily selffinanced Jason Emert, a Farragut High School graduate and former Blount County resident who moved to Sequoyah Hills a year ago and has a recently acquired law degree from the University of Miami and a penchant for
shooting himself in the foot, and Eddie Smith, an arranger of church music and Inskip resident who grew up in Alice Bell and is married to former Miss Tennessee Lanna Keck and has ties to Bill Dunn (who is now a committee chair and wields power commensurate to that which Tindell enjoyed when his party ruled Capitol Hill). It will be ugly. Smith will be heavily outspent by Emert but should win the primary. And the November battle with Johnson, who will have the support of a legion of ticked-off teachers, will be epic. Note: A photo accompanying last week’s column about a campaign reception for Chancellor Daryl Fansler identified his colleague, Chancellor Mike Moyers, as a Fansler “supporter.” Moyers says he was merely in attendance at the reception and the Fansler sticker he was wearing was a nametag.
Bigfoot and Yeti and mayors, oh my! Satire alert! Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett’s embrace of the legendary Bigfoot has sparked a rivalry with his city counterpart, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero.
County Building yesterday,” Rogero said, “but it was just Burchett’s communications guy, Michael Grider.” Rogero later apologized for bashing Grider with the Louisville Slugger she uses for the annual City-County softball game. Not to be outdone, BurLarry chett has been trolling Van countywide for Bigfoot with Guilder his Nikon camera. “Thought I had the rascal cornered last Thursday evening outside Wright’s “I proclaim June 2 Yeti Cafeteria,” Burchett said. Day in Knoxville,” Rogero “I want to say publicly how recently announced. “We sorry I am for smashing don’t need no stinkin’ Big- Michael Grider in the head foot in our fair city.” with my tripod. Get well “That’s a danged politi- soon, Big Sexy!” cal maneuver,” Burchett reInterest in the Bigfootsponded, “trying to distract Yeti rivalry has spread becity folks from the tax in- yond the mayors’ offices. crease. Besides, everybody “I smell opportunity,” knows Bigfoot would make said Knox County Commisspaghetti of the Yeti.” sioner Amy Broyles. “TourRogero disagrees, and ist dollars could make up for says she is personally lead- the property-tax increase ing the hunt for the Yeti in we didn’t get – again.” downtown Knoxville. Broyles says she will bring “I thought I spotted it on resolutions before County the sixth floor of the City Commission and City Coun-
cil proposing the purchase of specially equipped patrol cars to be manned 24/7 by sheriff’s deputies and city police officers. “I’m volunteering to ride shotgun,” Broyles said. “And when the Safety Center is completed we’ll have the perfect place to house and display the critters.” Other commissioners expressed support for Broyles’ idea. Richard Briggs, who will claim the local record for most honorifics if elected to the state Senate this fall, sees merit in the proposal. “Can I fit Commissioner Colonel Senator-elect Dr. Richard Briggs on a standard business card? Is that the question? Snaring Bigfoot or the Yeti will be a snap, by comparison,” Briggs said. Commissioner Jeff Ownby has also signed on to the Broyles initiative. “I’m very interested, I guess you’d say bi-curious, about both those big fellows,” Ownby said. In Nashville, even Gov.
Bill Haslam is taking notes. “If the electric chair is cruel and inhuman, how about a date with old Bigfoot for condemned prisoners?” Haslam mused. “Put ’em in a steel cage, let ’em rassle, invite the public, closed-circuit television, the works!” the governor crowed before being nudged away by several aides. Out west, Farragut Mayor Ralph McGill took little note of the Burchett-Rogero contretemps. “We have very strict codes in Farragut,” McGill said. “Hairy monsters have no place in this town unless they play for the high school football team or guard our liquor taxes.” Should Bigfoot or the Yeti slip into Farragut, he added, they would be “cited on sight.” UPDATE: After his release from the hospital, Michael Grider was cited by a Farragut codes-enforcement official who subsequently apologized for the mistake in identity.
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Talent or experience? Take your pick
We shall soon see the difference in football talent and experience. Beginning on the last Sunday in August and continuing for three months, Tennessee will present a case study for the comparison of superior athletic ability and jungle warfare survival. Butch Jones has assembled a bright, young cast of highly regarded prospects. Alas, the foundation of his brick-by-brick building program is thin. There just aren’t many Volunteers who have enjoyed learning experiences against Southeastern Conference foes. That’s double trouble. There haven’t been many winning games to enjoy, and there are too few seniors.
Back when freshmen were not allowed to play because of perceived immaturity and sophomores were considered generally inadequate, the late, great Robert R. Neyland said college teams could expect to lose one game for each underclassman in the starting lineup. Thankfully that philosophy is no longer applicable. There aren’t enough games. Now is an OK time to guess which Tennessee
freshmen might be in the opening lineup against Utah State. Offensive tackle Coleman Thomas, tight end Ethen Wolf and corner Emmanuel Moseley are best bets. Wide receiver Josh Malone appears ready enough. Tailback Jalen Hurd is not far behind. At least two incoming missiles will try to take a safety spot. A rookie could become a starting linebacker. I suppose it is possible that a freshman could be a defensive tackle. Another rookie might emerge as kicker. Sophomores? They are everywhere. Neyland would shudder. In trying to compare the values of talent and experience, consider this: Coaches can intensify practice to a
level that is somewhat similar to “experience.” There is no way to fake talent. You are or are not athletic. You can or can’t run fast. Reaction time is excellent or less. You can jump or you can’t. OK, that doesn’t matter as much if you are a big, strong lineman. Talent can be enhanced with improved technique, but it is really hard to teach speed. Coach Jones knew what he was getting into when he took the Tennessee job. As soon as he analyzed the roster, he saw that his second season would likely be more challenging than his first. He inherited experienced linemen on both sides of the ball, but they would soon be gone. He couldn’t be sure that Tiny would go
A busy June: Nesting Around A d th these parts, t the th h month of June is about the busiest time of the year, at least in the bird world. All those nice calm birds that spent the winter munching seeds at our feeders have had a big dose of hormones kick in. They’ve been joined by dozens of migrant species like hummingbirds, house wrens, swallows and vireos, jostling for both groceries and housing opportunities.
Dr. Bob Collier
The neighborhood is full of drama, with such familiar characters as super-
moms, absentee dads and overworked parents trying to cope with fussy, demanding kids. Of course, we’re not talking reality shows here, we’re into actual life in the June bird world. The name of the game is nesting. The object of the game is to produce as many new baby birds in as short a time as possible. Nesting includes building a place, laying some eggs, sitting on them till they hatch (the process called incubation by the biologists) and then feeding those hatchlings from dawn to dark till they go from helpless little blobs to independent, flying creatures. This all takes place in a late-May-to-June frenzy of activity covering two or three weeks and is often followed up with a second round of the same stuff,
producing a second, and sometimes, here in the South, a third brood. At our house we are presently hosting (or putting
up with) nests of Carolina wrens (back porch – they tried hard for the garage), cardinals (crepe myrtle bush just outside my desk
but he did. I remember when the coach said: “I knew right away that we were in trouble in Year 2 in terms of depth and experience. We had to make a commitment in recruiting.” Did they ever! Butch and his people recruited one of the finest classes in the country. As is almost always the case, most new Vols are very young. The truth is that Jones still doesn’t know what his defense will look like until the summer freshmen are integrated into the program. There is powerful incoming potential among linebackers and defensive backs, but it is too early to forecast what Derek Barnett, Dewayne Hendrix,
Charles Mosley and Michael Sawyers can do. There is evolution to come. Jones says there is no way around playing some rookies in the defensive front. “That’s just where we are. And, as we know, this is an unforgiving league when it comes to the line of scrimmage.” Coaching tip based on many years of observation: If you really must make a choice, take talent over experience. There will be mistakes. There will also be more big plays. NFL scouts prove that point each spring. They sometimes recommend basketball players. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
roof overhang). And then the bluebirds and the house wrens are in constant disputes over who gets which nest box this year. The blue jays, instead of being loud and raucous, are skulking around the yard, quietly gathering food, a sure sign of a nest with babies, and the blue-gray gnatcatchers are just finishing up their first brood and are starting on their second. Bird nests come in a vast array of shapes and sizes. They range from the tiny hummingbird nest woven from cobwebs and lichens, to the massive hundredpound-plus pile of sticks constructed by our bald eagles. The artistry ranges from the carefully woven baskets of the orioles and vireos, to the precise, mudlined cups of the robins, to the half-dozen twigs thrown window; momma bird gives together by the mourning me a scolding every time I doves. The killdeers don’t sit at my desk) and phoebes even bother – they just (on a shelf I built for them To page A-6 last year, under my shed-
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News for animal
(and people) lovers If you’ve ever wanted to help animals and people at the same time, you have a golden opportunity to get started tonight (Monday, June 2). Human Animal Bond in Tennessee (HABIT) is holding a free informational meeting for those interested in becoming volunteers.
Abby Gibson – a friend to animals, always
Carol’s Corner A program of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, HABIT is a nonprofit group of volunteers working to promote the bond between people and animals. The organization sponsors animal-assisted therapy programs for all ages in many different settings, including nursing and retirement homes, assisted-living centers, hospitals, physicalrehabilitation centers and area schools. You can find out more by attending the meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today in room A118 at the UTCVM, 2407 River Drive. Parking is available in Lot 66 behind the veterinary college. HABIT requests that you do not bring pets to this meeting. Info: www.vet.utk. edu/habit/. ■
Walk your waggers
The Abby Gibson Memorial Foundation will hold its third annual Walk & Wag event Saturday, June 7, at Victor Ashe Park. This
This clumsy baby bird is doing just what it’s supposed to do. Photo by K. Woycik dog-friendly family event, presented by PetSafe, will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with early-registration check-in and day-of-event registration starting at 9 a.m. Ten-year-old Abby Gibson lost her life in 2010 from injuries sustained in a horseback-riding accident. She was an animal lover like no other, and she dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. Her mom, Jennifer, decided to do something positive to mark Abby’s extraordinary life by spearheading this wonderful annual fundraising event. Proceeds from this year’s Walk & Wag will benefit the Abby Gibson Veterinary Medicine Scholarship Endowment at UTCVM, HABIT, HALT (Humans and Animals Learning Together) and the Knoxville Zoo’s ZooFund for Kids.
Last year’s Walk & Wag was an absolute blast. You won’t find better, happier, more caring people on the planet. This year there are contests, demonstrations by the Knox County Sheriff’s K-9 unit, music, food, prize drawings and a scavenger hunt. The Knoxville Zoo ZooMobile will be on hand. Plus there’s a new “kids’ zone” with all kinds of fun games and activities. Info: www.abbygibson.org/. ■
Leave ‘em alone
Lately on our daily walks, my corgi mix Barney Fife and I can’t help noticing that there are an awful lot of scruffy baby birds floundering around in the underbrush. Sometimes we’ll spot a baby bunny, frozen in place, looking deserted. Friends in more far-flung places report fawns lying
motionless in the grass. It’s difficult to tell if any of these infants are in trouble. They aren’t. Janet Pezzi, a licensed veterinary medical technician with the Avian, Exotics and Zoological Medicine and Surgery service at the UT Veterinary Medical Center, says: “This time of the year baby birds are in the fledgling stage of their lives. Most of them spend about two to three days on the ground, hopping around, learning to forage for food.” Pezzi stresses that all the fumbling around is quite normal; the babies are also learning to fly. In addition, she says, the parents are usually near. They are easily scared off by humans, so “people need to keep a large distance or go inside when they know that fledglings and parents are close by.” She also suggests keeping pets indoors or on a short leash, as a large percentage of injured wildlife seen at the UTVMC suffers from dog and cat bites. Other baby animals you see are just following their parents’ orders by staying still, according to Dr. Cheryl Greenacre of the UTVMC. Again, it’s best for us humans to stay out of the situation. “Let’s help them make it in this big world,” says Pezzi, “by letting the parents do what they know is best for their babies.” Send story suggestions to news@ShopperNewsNow.com/.
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plunk their eggs down on a driveway or in a parking lot somewhere and call it a nest. After the nests are built and eggs laid, then comes the easy part – incubation. The average length of time to hatching for our smaller songbirds is about 11 days. Ah, but then – feeding. Bird parents face one common sight all day long every day – a nest full of big, wide-open, hungry mouths. Baby birds must have protein to develop properly, and even species that usually eat seeds feed their growing youngsters protein. This means caterpillars, worms, spiders, insects. As many as they can find, constantly foraging, day after day. People have watched and counted the feeding trips parents make to their nests, and some number in the hundreds per day. This is interesting and fun to watch, but think also of the millions of grubs eating your lawn, and caterpillars eating your garden and trees, and gnats and mosquitoes tormenting you, that are gathered each spring and fed to growing birds, that would otherwise be eating us people out of house and home! There is no way we could ever keep up. Just like in the average American neighborhood, the arrangements for rearing a family vary from one household to another, only with the birds it’s determined by the species. For example, our good old American robins mostly cooperate in the enterprise, with the male bird helping the female build her nest, then keeping a watchful eye on things while she incubates the eggs for 12 to 14 days. The dad then joins the mom in the monumental task of stuffing hundreds of worms and caterpillars into the ever-open hungry mouths till the babies are off
the nest and on their way. The opposite end of that spectrum is the hummingbird family. The male rubythroated hummingbirds select a territory each spring that offers good nesting sites and an adequate food supply. A female comes along and chooses a male based upon the quality of territory he oversees. They mate, and then that’s it for the father. Away he goes, and the female then builds the nest, lays the eggs and sits on them, with brief breaks for a bite to eat. When they hatch, super-mom finds all the food and feeds the two babies by herself. What’s really amazing is that she will often mate and start a second nest by herself, while finishing up with the first one! Certainly something for the neighbors to watch and talk about over the back fence. But all this June activity is not just programmed into the birds for our entertainment. Mother Nature has worked things out so that on average, over the years, we will end up with about the same total number of birds each season. And it’s not easy being a baby bird. Weather such as cold snaps and storms, disease and predators, especially outdoor house cats, wipe out millions each year. Many first-year birds fail to make it back to their nesting grounds on that first migration. And so to replace all those losses, plus losing parent birds annually as well, there has to be a good-sized batch of replacement birds each year. It’s a huge job, and it takes a lot of trips to the nest with your mouth full of worms. But it seems to be a system that’s worked out well through the eons. Just be glad that kids don’t grow that fast. Imagine what jeans and sneakers would cost.
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Lake Junaluska Singers to visit Knoxville The Lake Junaluska Singers will be at St. Paul United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, for an evening of worship music. The singers are a professional group from Lake Junaluska in North Carolina that began as a quartet in the mid-1950s and grew to 12 singers in 1968. They were under the direction of Dr. Glen Draper for 55 years and now are directed by group alum Dr. Melodie Galloway. Music selections include a variety of worship-service music mixed with some secular pieces. The concert is open to the public and is free of charge. St. Paul UMC is at 4014 Garden Drive. Dr. Melodie Galloway leads the Lake Junaluska Singers during a concert performance. Info: 687-2952. courtesy of Lake Junaluska held at 6 p.m. June 8.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS ■ Black Oak Heights Baptist Church, 405 Black Oak Drive, will host Jungle Safari VBS 6-9 p.m. through June 5, for age 3 through 5th grade. Dinner for participating children will be served 5-5:45 p.m. Info: 689-5397. ■ Black Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 6404 Old Maynardville Pike, will host Cruisin’ the Amazing Amazon VBS 6:30-9 p.m. June 9-13, for age 4 through adult. Meal provided. Activities include games and crafts. Info: 688-9073. ■ Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, 5364 North Broadway, will host Have u Herd VBS 9 a.m.-noon, June 9-13, for age 3 through rising 6th-graders. Preregister at www.cbcfc.org. ■ Christ UMC, 7535 Maynardville Pike, will host Weird Animals VBS 5:45-8:15 p.m.
June 16-20, for age 4 through rising 6th-graders. Supper will be served. Info: 922-2890. ■ Faith UMC, 1120 Dry Gap Pike, will host Weird Animals VBS June 2-6, for age 3 through 5th grade. Snack and supper provided. Activities include music, Bible dramas, fun and games. Info: email@example.com. ■ Grace Baptist Church, 7171 Oak Ridge Highway, will host Adventure Squad Returns VBS, 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 1820, for preschool through 5th grade, with nightly giveaways and activities. Preregistration is required. Info or to register: gracebc.org. ■ Greenway Baptist Church, 2809 Addison Drive, will host Agency D3 VBS 6:30-8:45 p.m. Sunday through Friday, June 8-13 for ages pre-K through youth. Registration will be
■ Milan Baptist Church, 1101 Maynardville Highway, Maynardville, will host Agency D3 VBS, 6:45-9 p.m. through June 6, with classes for all ages. There will be Bible stories, games and snacks. Info: 9928128 or www.milanbc.org. ■ New Beverly Baptist Church, 3320 New Beverly Church Road, will host Weird Animals VBS 6-9 p.m. June 9-13, with nightly Bible lessons, music, games, crafts and food. Info: 546-0001 or www.newbeverly.org. ■ New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4626 Nora Road, will host Wilderness Escape VBS June 16-20, with skits, games, dinner and crafts every night, and a family pizza party and carnival June 20. Call 3630916 or 688-1073 for info or transportation. ■ New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 7115 Tipton Lane off East Beaver Creek Drive, will
The desert in bloom The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God. (Isaiah 35: 1-2 NRSV)
host VBS 7-8:45 p.m. June 9-13, with classes for all ages. ■ Salem Baptist Church, 8201 Hill Road, will host Agency D3 VBS 9 a.m.-noon, June 9-13, for age 4 through 5th grade. Info: www.salembaptisthalls. com or 922-3490. ■ St. Paul UMC, 4014 Garden Drive, will host Made with Love VBS 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 12, and Saturday, July 19, for all children through 5th grade. Lunch will be provided. Activities will include Bible stories, games, music and crafts. ■ Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Merchants Drive, will host Agency D3 VBS 9 a.m.-noon, June 2-6. Info: www.wmbc.net. ■ Unity Missionary Baptist Church, in Scenic Woods subdivision off Norris Freeway, will offer Walking with Jesus VBS, 7-9 p.m. June 2-6, with classes for kids of all ages and adults.
Ordination Mass for four priests In a first for the Diocese of Knoxville, Bishop Richard F. Stika ordained four priests during an ordination Mass on May 31 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Seminarians Colin Blatchford, Tony Budnick, Julian Cardona and Adam Kane took their vows for the priesthood after completing six years of theological training. They then celebrated their first Masses (Mass of Thanksgiving) on June 1. The four men have diverse backgrounds: ■ Colin Blatchford, 30, was born in Bloomington, Ind., and grew up in Chattanooga. He graduated from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, Mo.; ■ Tony Budnick, 42, is originally from Grand Rapids, Mich., and moved to East Tennessee in 1997. He
worked as a sports producer for a television station before enrolling in the seminary. He graduated from Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wis.; ■ Julian Cardona, 33, is originally from Pereira, Colombia. He now lives in Knoxville and graduated from St. Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Ind.;
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During our explorations of the Southwest, my husband, Lewis, and I had the opportunity to visit Carlsbad Caverns. The caverns were vast and beautiful, old and mysterious, dark and foreboding. The small pools of reflecting water amid the swirling rock were like gems set in a great diadem. My astonishment was almost overpowering; as I rounded the next curve in the path, I wondered if I would be able to comprehend more majesty, more beauty, more wonder. When we emerged from the darkness of the caverns, the sunlight was warm and welcome. As we drove down the highway (the entrance to the caverns is high on a mountain), we paid closer attention to our surroundings. The mountains were rocky and rugged, barren of trees. I was reminded of the mountains in Israel, particularly those on the road that leads from Jerusalem down to Jericho – the forlorn setting of the Parable of the Good Samaritan. There were more caves among the hills, but it was the vegetation that surprised me. New Mexico is desert after all, I reminded myself. There were varieties of cactus – not the upraised arms of the Saguaro cactus, but the broad, low-to-theground, paddle-shaped, flat-leafed types. Do cacti have leaves??? They certainly do have spikes: fierce, needle-like, defensive weapons that clearly say, “Hands off, Buster!” They were everywhere, reminiscent of so many settings of Western movies. And they were blooming! Large yellow blossoms everywhere! Multiple blooms on each cactus! It was incongruous and as “mules in horses’ har-
ness,” to quote Scarlett’s Mammy. But it also was a lesson in the abundant goodness of God. Robinson Jeffers wrote a poem titled “The Excesses of God,” in which he posed the following question: “Is it not by his high superfluousness we know our God? For to be equal a need Is natural, animal, mineral: But to fling Rainbows over the rain And beauty above the moon, And secret rainbows On the domes of deep sea-shells...?” God created a universe that is wild with wonder, and our little planet Earth is teeming with its own amazing miracles. We need to explore our world and discover what God is up to. We need to open our eyes and really see the world. Discovery doesn’t necessarily mean distant places either. Open your eyes on your drive to work. Pay attention to sunrises and sunsets. Notice the flowers. Look – really look – at the greenness of the grass. Stand at a window and look into the distance. How far can you see? Is there a mountain within sight? Go outside tonight and look up at the stars, the planets, the moon. “Lift up your eyes,” as the psalmist says. And if your life feels desert-like just now, remember: The desert will bloom.
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Members of the Gibbs High softball team include: (front) Leah Sohm, Sarah McFarland, Kaitlyn Trent, Karri Byrd, Holly Moyers, Kaitlin Beeler, Anna Mershon; (back) Kari Luttrell, Kristie Wise, Chloe Martin, Abby Hicks, Ashley Daniels, Cheyenne Boles, Sydney Cope, Morgan Overholser, Rachel Farmer, Ansley Williams, Faith Lowry, Lexie Needham and Natalie Wise. Photo submitted Track team members Gabe Treadway and Tyler Edwards and coach Tony Tampas
Halls track program finishes strong The Halls High track team finished a great season with Kaitlyn Lay competing at the state meet and two seniors, Gabe Treadway and Kierra Knighten, signing to run at the collegiate level. “We made several changes at the start of the year,” said coach Tony Tampas, “and we have a young group that really stepped up.” One of the first and most noticeable changes was the uniform. The team had worn a potpourri of old uniforms and the time had come for them to all look the same, like a team. Several of the team members qualified for sectionals including Dakota Bunting, J.T. Freels, Tyler Edwards, Gabe Treadway, Sirrel Robinson, Emily Tampas, Kyle Holland and Kaitlyn Lay. Lay went to the state competition and placed eighth in the 800m. She holds the Halls High School record with a time of 2.20. The sophomore, also known as the “Iron Horse,” holds the school record for the 400m with a time of 1.01. Tyler Edwards set school records in the 1600m and the 3200m, and Tampas expects great things from him next year. Sophomore Kyle Holland has been called “an up and coming” by Tampas and scored his personal best in sectionals this year. Sirrel Robinson, participating in the pole vault for the first time this season, is “always getting better,” and Tampas looks for good things from him next season. Ninth-graders J.T. Freels and Dakota Bunting both qualified for sectionals. Freels competed in the 400m and continues to
Gibbs softball is state runner-up By Ruth White Gibbs High softball made the move from 2A to 3A division this year. It was a big step, but the team proved it could compete. “The teams in 3A are tougher competition than 2A,” said senior Karri Byrd. “We were used to run-ruling teams, and now games were much closer in score.” The team didn’t shy away from the competition. Byrd and senior team members felt that the strong competition made the team better and made them work harder. Many underestimated the team and its ability to compete in the higher divi-
sion, but those who know the team members knew that they were determined to make it to the state tournament. They defeated Powell to win the district title and went on to beat Maryville for the regional title and a trip to the state tournament. The first game at state was tough, and Gibbs lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to Coffee County. The team pulled together and fought its way through the losers’ bracket and defeated Coffee County 8-4 on the way to the championship round. Gibbs High teacher Kristi Everette could not stay home.
“I called Carol (Mitchell) and said, ‘I’m coming.’ I had been present for every one of Gibbs’ championships – as a spectator in the 7th grade, as a player for three years and as an assistant coach for the others.” Everett drove to Murfreesboro, arriving in the first inning. The team just could not get its hitting going, and Dickson County defeated Gibbs 4-1 in the championship game. Byrd said, “Their pitcher had the meanest change-up I’ve ever seen.” There were tears following the loss, but mainly because the girls knew that this was their last game together.
“We have been together six days a week practicing and even got together early on the morning of graduation to practice. The seniors are so proud of the team and how hard we worked together. This journey was well worth it and very bittersweet,” said Byrd. The team was voted first in the state and 58th nationally by Maxpreps. Gibbs finished with the best record – 50-6 – in school history and earned its 30th district and 25th region championships. As a team, players stole 155 bases, hit 21 home runs and had an ERA of 1.82 and a fielding percentage of .946.
Kaitlyn Lay runs during a recent event. Photos submitted Members of the Walters State Community College golf team include athletic director Dr. Foster Chason, Ryne Thompson, Cody knock down his time. Da- Johnson, Bradley Hawkins, coach Bill Gardner, Will Wright and Andrew Hall. Photo submitted kota qualified with a 19.6 long jump and is expected to make gains through his high school career. Sophomore Cole Patterson, who was second in state The Walters State Com- sixth overall and claim his with a total of 17-over par team are sophomores and last year in the shot put, suf- munity College golf team spot on the All-American 305 to end the event tied for have signed to play golf at four-year schools next year. fered injuries this season that recently made history as it and All-Tournament Teams. 28th position. All fi ve members of the Johnson capped his treprevented him from compet- captured the program’s first ing, but Tampas expects big golf national championship. mendous four-day effort things from him next year. The team consists of with a final-round 75 to As the program grows five sophomore members shoot nine-over par 297 to stronger, Tampas would including Central High end up in eighth place and June 9, and Tuesday, June like to start a scholarship graduate Brad Hawkins, also on both the All-Amer- Halls High summer 10, at the softball field. All program for the team and Halls High graduates An- ican and All-Tournament office hours participants must have a a qualifying senior. The drew Hall, Will Wright and teams. The Halls High School of- current physical on the Hall finished in 20th fice will be open during the Knox County physical form. team’s big objective is to Cody Johnson and McMinn give back to the commu- County High graduate Ryne place at 14-over par and summer 9 a.m. to noon on There will be a suppleearned honorable mention Wednesdays. Info: 922-7757. mental tryout for transfer nity, and he hopes to build Thompson. Hawkins led Walters honors. a scholarship fund through students and special circumWright, whose first- HHS softball tryouts fundraising activities and State with a four-day score stances in February 2015. of six-over par 294 to finish round score of 72 helped put donations. Tryouts for the Halls Info or questions: coach Kevthe Senators in front for a High softball team will be in Julian, 925-7738 or kevin. wire-to-wire win, finished held 4:30 p.m. Monday, julian @knoxschools.org.
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Gresham boys win soccer title Gresham Middle School boys soccer A-team won the Smoky Mountain District Tournament on May 18. A 1-0 win over Maryville-A helped clinch the title. Gresham tied with CAK (0-0) on Saturday and beat West Valley A 1-0 on Sunday. Gresham’s regular-season stats were 10-1-1. Team members pictured are: (front) Eric Richardson, Francisco Martinez, Alejandro Cruz, Emrahks Kamalov, Josh Gibson; (back) Ian Cummins, coach Robert Buckler, Logan Easterday, Nick Knoefel, Matthew Cox, Chase Payne, Wesley Etters, Noah Petit, Evan Downen, Bryson Boles, Griffin Smith, Spencer Smith, Adrian Cauldron and assistant coach Abby Gibson. Photo submitted
Ag in the classroom Halls High School agriculture teacher and North Knox FFA leader Mike Blankenship discusses farm safety with Ag in the Classroom students. Ag in the Classroom was held during Farm Bureau Farm Day at Chilhowee Park. Over 850 Knox County students and 200 teachers and chaperones checked out some100 displays and demonstrations. Photo submitted
Girl Scouts earn Bronze Award Members of Troop 20355 recently earned their Girl Scout Bronze Award. One of the group’s projects included donating hundreds of new toys to Children’s Hospital. Many of the toys will be adapted for special-needs patients. Members of the troop pictured are: Isabelle Kroner, Kaitlyn Strunk, Kendal Patty, Gabby Barnes, Richmond Brickey, Janda Atchley, Ella Sneed, Gracie Stooksbury and Skylar Martin. Troop leaders are Amanda Atchley and Carrie Kroner. Photo submitted
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Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero gives the keynote address at Honor Fountain City Day. Photo by S. Clark
Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero is riding the buzz. On Monday, the mayor spoke of the momentum around Knoxville. â€œA budget is not just a financial document,â€? she said in Fountain City Park. â€œItâ€™s about our vision for our city. It is where we set our priorities and invest in the future that we want to see. She drew loud applause from the neighborhood crowd when she mentioned her budget includes $250,000 to make a â€œlongterm solutionâ€? to the algae problems at Fountain City Lake. On Tuesday, she secured passage of her budget and its accompanying 34-cent property-tax increase. The vote wasnâ€™t even close.
On Wednesday, we learned of a fundraiser set for Wednesday, June 11, at the Kingston Pike home of Eddie Mannis, owner of Prestige Cleaners. Itâ€™s a $250 ticket with a 70-person host committee of Democrats and Republicans. Rogero is running for reelection, and Iâ€™m not betting against her. Weâ€™ve always known Rogero was smart. Now weâ€™re learning that sheâ€™s tough enough to fight and survive
in the quagmire known as city politics. Sheâ€™s a Democrat, which could limit her options for higher office. But sheâ€™s sure riding high on the buzz of progress, energy and optimism for the city. People forget that the late U.S. Rep. John Duncan secured victory in his first election to Congress on the buzz created by urban renewal, construction of the Civic Coliseum and a massive annexation that nearly doubled the size of the city. Well, and he had a little help from Mose Lobetti and friends. â–
Justice Sharon Lee, a lifelong Democrat who was appointed to the state Supreme Court by Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen: â€œWell, Iâ€™m troubled by the partisan attack on our judicial system,â€? Lee said. â€œPolitics has no place in the courtroom.â€?
East Towne Area Business and Professional Association will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, at New Harvest Park Community Center with breakfast sponsored by Legends at Oak Grove Apartment Homes. The guest speaker will be Mike North, dean of the Strawberry Plains Campus of Pellissippi State Community College. Potential members and interested business people are invited to find out what the east side buzz is all about. Powell Business and Professional Association will meet at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, at Jubilee Banquet Facility. The president is Sage Kohler. Halls Business and Professional Association will meet at noon Tuesday, June 17, at Beaver Brook Country Club. The president is Bob Crye.
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Honorees of the Inskip Lions Club are Brickey-McCloud, Kate Luttrell; Christenberry, Adrian Moto; Inskip, Breanna Angel; Norwood, Emma Wright; Sterchi, Elaine Sheddan. Photo submitted
Inskip Lions honor students The Lions Club of Inskip held its 60th Scholastic Achievement event at Days Inn Banquet Room on May 12. The project began in 1954 when the club honored a 5th-grader at Inskip Elementary School and engraved the student’s name on a plaque that hung at the school for a year. As years went by and more elementary schools were built, these schools were included in the project
so that now students representing Brickey-McCloud, Christenberry, Inskip, Norwood and Sterchi elementary schools are honored. Parents, siblings, grandparents, teachers and principals from these schools were invited to a dinner and presentation of these awards. A gift was also given to each honoree. A brief history of Lions and the Inskip Club was given by Lion Johnny Cecil, a 51-year Lions member.
The keynote address was given by Sarah Brengle, assistant principal at Ball Camp Elementary School. Brengle was introduced by Melissa Johnson, principal at Christenberry Elementary. Her topic was “Habits Are What We Are.” Honorees are: BrickeyMcCloud, Kate Luttrell; Christenberry, Adrian Moto; Inskip, Breanna Angel; Norwood, Emma Wright; and Sterchi, Elaine Sheddan.
awesome to see our ideas come to life. We are doing everything we can to make our new building beautiful as well as environmentally friendly. We have already been working with TVA for help with solar energy.” The plans were drawn by Benjamin Conway Garlington, Architect & Associates of Knoxville. Lim said that the New Asia Café will require more employees. He is always on the lookout for good cooks who know how to prepare authentic Malaysian, Japanese/sushi, Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese dishes.
Phillip and Louise Lim, owners of Asia Café North and Asia Café West, have contracted with Sandy Loy at Construction Plus to build a new restaurant at 1708 North Callahan Drive near the Jubilee Banquet Facility. The proposed 12,270square-foot building will include a Hibachi grill, stateof-the-art kitchen with ample prep and storage rooms, a karaoke bar, spacious front and rear patios, a sushi bar and separate dining facilities for Western-style foods (steaks and potatoes), Mexican, Italian and Asian dining, along with a 192-square-foot dance
floor. Phillip Lim said that the time has come for this expansion. Asia Café will leave its current location at the corner of 6714-B Sandy Loy North Central Ave. by July 2015. “Louise and I are truly excited,” he said. “This is something we have been dreaming about for quite a while. We have enjoyed the planning process. It is
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Winners of the Beaver Brook Country Club ninehole Step-Aside Scramble include first place Shirley Spignardo, Karen Brown and Carol Henley; second place Sherry Kelly, Carol McGhee and Sandy Schonhoff; third place Nancy Guay, Susie Schneider and Joan Funkhouser.
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By Bonny C. Millard Nina Morgan, a professional athlete and mentalhealth counselor, combined her interests in improving physical health and emotional well-being when she opened a Farragut franchise of Planet Beach in January. Planet Beach is an automated spa. When Morgan, a former competitive bodybuilder, was researching the franchise with her husband, Justin, she realized this was an opportunity to help people feel better physically as well as provide a way to reduce stress and improve their overall outlook. Morgan, who has a master’s degree in mental-health counseling, worked at Cornerstone of Recovery for eight years. Planet Beach offers a number of automated services to help people unwind from their busy and stressful lives. Morgan said her spa offers benefits in the areas of pain management, insomnia, skin conditions, joint problems and weight loss. The original Planet Beach started out as a tanning salon about 20 years ago but changed to the spa concept in 2010. The newer franchises, such as Morgan’s salon, do not use ultraviolet lights, and the older ones are phasing them out, she said. Morgan will open a second area location on Bearden Hill next to Bonefish Grill in July. Manager Kimberly Trezise explained that the spa is divided into a number of stations, allowing members to achieve different results.
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Local hospital honored again for quality achievement award for stroke care For the second straight year, Fort Sanders Regional has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing speciﬁc quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Get With The Guidelines-Stroke helps hospitals provide the most up-to-date, research-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Fort Sanders Regional earned the award by meeting speciﬁc quality achievement measures for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients. “Fort Sanders Regional is dedicated to improving the quality of stroke care and The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke helps us achieve that goal,” said Fort Sanders Stroke Coordinator Nancy Noble. “With this award, our hospital demonstrates our commitment to ensure that our
Dr. Elizabeth Hull (emergency medicine), Dr. Keith Woodward (neurointerventional radiology), Nancy Noble (stroke coordinator) and Dr. Paul Peterson (neurosurgery) celebrate receipt of the AHA/ASA Gold Plus Award for Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. Fort Sanders is a Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. patients receive care based on internation“We are pleased to recognize Fort Sandally-respected clinical guidelines.” ers Regional for their commitment and ded-
ication to stroke care,” said Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., M.P.H., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines steering committee and Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. “Studies have shown that hospitals that consistently follow Get With The Guidelines quality improvement measures can reduce patients’ length of stays and 30-day readmission rates and reduce disparity gaps in care.” The guidelines also help in implementing prevention measures, which include educating stroke patients to manage their risk factors and to be aware of warning signs for stroke, and ensuring they take their medications properly. Fort Sanders Regional makes customized patient education materials available upon discharge, based on the patients’ individual risk proﬁles. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
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Quick thinking saves stroke victim’s life During a stroke, every second counts. Ellen Sullivan of Richland, Miss., knew time was important on March 13, when her husband, Bert Sullivan, suddenly had several symptoms of a stroke. He had one previously in 2001, so she knew it was crucial to get him to a hospital quickly. A stroke, often called a “brain attack,” is when a blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked or ruptures. The Sullivans were visiting with family in a Sevierville hotel. They were sitting down to breakfast when Bert’s speech became confused. “And then I saw his face start to droop. I knew he was having a stroke,” Ellen Sullivan said. “My sister-in-law went to call 911, and the ambulance arrived quickly, and of course they saw he was having a stroke, too,” she said. Emergency personnel took Sullivan to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Fort Sanders has stroke experts on call 24 hours a day and advanced technology and physicians who can remove blood clots or repair bleeds. “The young man who drove the ambulance was so good, we practically ﬂoated to the hospital,” said Ellen Sullivan. “They took care of Bert and me, and let me know what was going on.” About 87 percent of strokes are caused by blood clots. If a clot is diagnosed within the ﬁrst three hours, it can be treated with a powerful clot-busting medication with tPA (tissue plasminogen activator). While many people do not seek treatment during the time window (for example,
if their stroke occurs during the night), Sullivan was fortunate that his stroke happened while he was awake and that his family called for help. Sullivan received tPA. He was also taken to Fort Sanders’ neuro-interventional suite. There, neuroradiologist Dr. Eric Nyberg and diagnostic radiologist Dr. Scott Wegryn removed the blot clot in a minimally invasive procedure called brain angioplasty. “This is a good example of an interdisciplinary team working to provide care,” said Dr. James Hora, a neurologist at Fort Sanders who also saw Sullivan. “The emergency room physician recognized the stroke. The interventional radiologist recorded the clot on the CT angiogram. We got called and conﬁrmed the stroke and discussed the options with Mr. Sullivan and his family, and we made a decision all of us together. Off he went to the neuro-interventional suite, and he did very well,” said Hora. Ellen Sullivan said all her husband’s treatments were ﬁnished within two hours. “We were there at 9:10 a.m. and I’d say they were done with everything at 11 a.m.,” she said. “Dr. Nyberg came into the waiting room, and he was so good about letting us know what was going on. He talked on the phone with my son who is a nurse in Mississippi. I thought that was going above and beyond the call of duty.” Ellen Sullivan said she received a warm welcome at Fort Sanders. “The people there were so nice to me,”
Bert and Ellen Sullivan celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their grandchildren. The Mississippi residents found themselves at Fort Sanders Regional when visiting East Tennessee in March. Bert Sullivan received life-saving care after suffering a stroke and is now back home and undergoing therapy.
said Ellen Sullivan. “Bert got the best of care, and the two young ladies working the desk really took care of us. Even the man cleaning the ﬂoor offered us cookies from his church. He said they were made with love for all of us.” Bert Sullivan was able to go home to Mississippi in record time. “They thought it was going to be two weeks, then it was one week. Well we were out of there in four days!” said Ellen Sullivan. “I feel like Bert got the best care and they saved his life with their efﬁciency and
speed. They worked so well together.” Today, Sullivan is undergoing speech and physical therapy near his home and is making steady improvement from his stroke, Ellen Sullivan said. “We’re just praying for complete recovery. This was a very emotional, bad time,” she said. “But at Fort Sanders you felt the comfort that you do when you’re at home.” For more information on the stroke services available at Fort Sanders, please visit www. fsregional.com/stroke or call 673-FORT.
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MONDAY, JUNE 2 American Legion meeting, 7 p.m., 140 Veteran St., Maynardville. All veterans are invited. Info: 3875522.
TUESDAY, JUNE 3 Neighborhood Watch meeting: Big Ridge 4th District, 7 p.m., Big Ridge Elementary School. UT Hospice Adult Grief Support Group meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info/reservation: Brenda Fletcher, 544-6277. Amazingly Awesome Science with Dr. Al Hazari, 10:30 a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. Knoxville Day Aglow Lighthouse outreach meeting, 9:30-11:30 a.m., New Covenant Fellowship Church, 6828 Central Ave. Pike. Speaker: Patty Johnson. Bring dish to share if possible. Beverages and child care provided. Info: Diane Shelby, 687-3687. Summer Reading Program: Ronald McDonald, 1 p.m., Luttrell Public Library. Info: 992-0208.
focusing on the play “Much Ado About Nothing.” Info: 688-2454. Summer Library Club presents magician Michael Messing, 4 p.m., Mascot Branch Library, 1927 Library Road. Info: 933-2620. Summer Library Club presents the Zoomobile, 4 p.m., Corryton Branch Library, 7733 Corryton Road. Info: 688-1501. Pajama Rama, 6:30 p.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Kids can wear PJs and bring a favorite stuffed animal or toy. Info: 947-6210. Bee Friends beekeeping group meeting, 6:30 p.m., Walters State Community College Tazewell Campus auditorium. Speaker: Lynda Rizzardi, Executive VP of the Tennessee Beekeeping Association and president of the Knox County Beekeepers. Info: 617-9013.
FRIDAY, JUNE 6 Countywide Rally for all candidates in Union County, 7-10 p.m., Wilson Park. Live music; food. In case of rain, will be held in UCHS commons. Farm Fresh Fridays: Union County Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m., downtown Maynardville. Info: 992-8038. “Frankly Speaking about Lung Cancer,” noon-1:30 p.m., Tennova Health Care, North Knoxville Medical Center, Sister Elizabeth Assembly Room 1st Floor, 7565 Dannaher Drive, Powell. Speaker: Hesamm Gharavi, MD, of Tennessee Cancer Specialists. Light lunch provided. RSVP: 546-4661. Summer Library Club presents the Zoomobile, 2 p.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Yard Sale/Multiple Family to benefit Union County HOSA, 8 a.m., front parking lot of Union County High School. Baby stuff, furniture, household items/decor, seasonal stuff, clothes for all ages, toys and more.
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4 Fun on the Farm presented by Tennessee Valley Fair, 11:30 a.m., Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Info: 922-2552. Computer Workshop: Introducing the Computer, 2 p.m., Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway. Preregistration required. Info/to preregister: 525-5431. Summer Library Club presents magician Michael Messing, 11 a.m., North Knoxville Branch Library, 2901 Ocoee Trail. Info: 525-7036.
THURSDAY, JUNE 5 Fun With Shakespeare, 3 p.m. Norwood Branch Library, 1110 Merchants Drive. The Tennessee Stage Company will present an interactive workshop designed especially for elementary school age children,
Cades Cove tour with Bill Landry, 9 a.m., departing from the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Tickets: $50 per person; includes light snacks and a cold beverage. Reservations required: 448-8838. The Art of Handmade Books, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Instructor: Bob Meadows. Part of the Featured Tennessee Artist Workshops Series. Registration deadline May 31. Info: 494-9854 or www. appalachianarts.net. Art on Main Street Festival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Main Street in Maynardville. Featuring artisans, live music, vendors, Lil Thunder Railroad ride for children, student art contest. Info: 992-9161. Saturday Stories and Songs: Emagene Reagen, 11 a.m., Fountain City Branch Library, 5300 Stanton Road. Info: 689-2681. Saturday Stories and Songs: Miss Lynn, 11
a.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Info: 947-6210. Friends Mini Used Book Sale, 1-5 p.m., Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway. Info: 525-5431. Hard Knox Roller Girls in roller derby doubleheader, 6 p.m., Knoxville Civic Coliseum, 500 Howard Baker Ave. Brawlers vs Smoky Mountain Roller Girls; All Stars vs Vette City Rollergirls. Tickets: $12 at the door, $10 in advance. Tickets available at Coliseum box office, team members and team website. Info: www. hardknoxrollergirls.com. Community yard sale, 8 a.m.-noon, Bookwalter UMC, 4218 Central Ave. Pike. No setup fee; bring own table; setup 7 a.m. Info: 689-3349. Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry, 7:30 a.m., Powell Presbyterian Church, 2910 W. Emory Rd. Parking lot will open at 6 a.m. No prerequirement to receive food. Volunteers should arrive at 6:30. Info: 938-8311 or www.powellpcusa.org. Church yard sale, 8 a.m., Fountain Valley Church, 705 Satterfield Road. Community Fun Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Clear Branch Baptist Church, 1300 Tazewell Pike in Corryton. Admission free. Proceeds benefit outreach programs. Day with the Lions – Walk for Sight, sponsored by the East Tennessee (District 12N) Lions Clubs, 9 a.m., Karns Lions Club Community Pool, 6618 Beaver Ridge Road. Registration: $25 which includes 4 individual day passes for the pool. Activities: motorcycle run, car show, health fair, kids games and food vendors. All invited.
MONDAY, JUNE 9 Market Basket, 6-9 p.m., Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Instructor: Sheri Burns. Registration deadline: June 2. Info: 494-9854 or www.appalachianarts.net. Coffee, Donuts and a Movie: “Saving Mr. Banks,” 10:45 a.m., Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway. PG-13, 110 minutes. Info: 525-5431. Family Movie Night: “The Nut Job,” 5:30 p.m., Burlington Branch Library, 4614 Asheville Highway. PG, 85 minutes, Info: 525-5431. Tickets go on sale for gospel singer Ivan Parker in concert, to be held 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at Christ UMC, 7535 Maynardville Highway. Concert sponsored by United Methodist Men. Tickets: $10, available through the church. Info: 922-1412 or 938-3585.
TUESDAY, JUNE 10 “Kid-to-Kid: Fun with a Purpose,” 5:30-7 p.m., Cancer Support Community, 2230 Sutherland Ave. Will help children gain coping skills and they will have opportunities to talk about a loved one’s cancer diagnosis while also having fun. Parents are invited to attend “Talking to Kids about Cancer” at the same time. RSVP: 546-4661.
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FTN CITY – Great 2-story, 3BR/2.5BA w/ bonus rm. Features: 3-car gar, formal LR/office, dining rm, fam rm w/FP, bonus rm up w/wet bar, mstr suite w/ sitting area & FP, great backyard backs up to wooded area. $299,900 (884251)
HALLS – Convenient location on half acre lot. This 2BR/1BA has been completely updated. Features: Covered front porch, hdwd in LR, eat-in kit & fenced backyard w/stg bldg. Updates include: Carpet, windows, siding & HVAC. $74,900 (880306)
POWELL – This 2BR/2BA brick rancher features: Mstr suite w/full BA & walk-in closet. Updates include: New kit vinyl, new carpet, new toilets, newer appliances, roof 2008 & includes washer & dryer. Great level backyard w/stg shed. $109,900 (868031)
KARNS – Bring your boat/trailer. 3BR/2BA all brick b-rancher, unﬁnished bsmt, 54x31 2-car w/sep driveway. Possible second living quarters plumbed for BA. Main level has 2-car enclosed carport. $199,900 (884980)
FTN CITY – Dollhouse! This home features: Lg eat-in kit w/pantry, updated laminate & vinyl ﬂooring, roof 2 yrs & gutter guard. Home has carport w/2 driveways & unﬁnished bsmt stg. $79,900 (867639)
HALLS – Custom 4BR/5.5BA contemporary. Gorgeous mtn view. Features: Vaulted ceilings, custom built-ins, over 4,200+ SF on main. The 800+ SF mstr suite features sep BAs w/steam shower, whirlpool tub & private terrace. Sep living down w/rec rm, BR, full BA & kit. 3-car gar. $999,900 (858773)
KARNS – 3 or 4BR/2BA all brick rancher on almost an acre shaded lot. Great backyard for kids & pets. Fam rm off kit, ofﬁce or 4th BR w/22x8 gar stg & laundry rm. Crawl space wkshop 20.5x13 w/water & electric. $199,900 (887484)
FTN CITY – 3BR rancher w/in-ground pool. This home features additional rec rm & den/ofﬁce area. Eat-in kit. Several updates including: Windows, HVAC 6 yrs, roof, fresh paint & new carpet. $179,900 (883001)
FTN CITY COMMERCIAL – N. Broadway. Currently has 2 rental spaces on main street front & possible apartment or 2 additional spaces lower level. $169,900 (885995)
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GIBBS – Convenient to I-640. This 3BR/2BA w/bonus or 4th BR features; Hdwd in kit & DR, laundry rm w/sink, eat-in kit w/pantry. Mstr Suite w/whirlpool tub & shower. Great cul-de-sac lot wooded in back for privacy. $189,900 (887824)
POWELL – Private 1 acre Setting. This 3BR/2BA on permanent foundation features: Lg 16x20 covered front deck w/stg underneath, mstr suite w/garden tub & shower. Updates include heat pump 2011 & laminate ﬂooring. $69,900 (887070)
N KNOX – Remodeled 3BR rancher w/ fenced backyard. Tile & hdwd ﬂooring. Tons of updates including: New windows, countertops, resurfaced cabinets, water heater, surround sound & so much more. Enjoy entertaining out back w/ﬁre pit patio. 2-car carport w/ extra side parking. Carport stg 17.4x6. & stg bldg. $99,900 (883932)
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had served as a courier in the Civil War for his father, a brigadier general in the Confederate army. Caswell became one of Knoxville’s most prosperous real estate developers and donated the land that became Caswell Park. Crotwell describes herself as an Air Force brat who lived all around the country and ended up spending her high school years in Oak Ridge. She is a graduate of UT, where she earned an undergraduate degree in English and a law degree. She volunteers often and was a board member and later president of CASA of East Tennessee, an organization that assists abused children. She developed and currently administers a program for the non-profit Ride For Life to provide grants covering legal services for persons who suffer from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. She offers pro bono legal services through Legal Aid of East Tennessee Inc. and the Tennessee Family Justice Center. During any free time she can grab, she likes to kayaking, hiking, bicycling and yoga, frequently accompanied by “Bug,” the beagle mix she rescued from the woods one cold winter day.
for Elder Care of East Tennessee By Betty Bean
Four years ago, Amelia Crotwell took a leap of faith and left the Farragut law firm where she had built a successful practice to strike out on her own in a whole new direction. During the course of her work, she had taken the case of an elderly woman with dementia who had been swindled. Crotwell found that she enjoyed the process of helping make her client whole, so she started taking similar cases and gradually began developing an elder law practice. She launched Elder Law of East Tennessee in 2010 and moved the firm into one of Knoxville’s landmark historic buildings, the William S. Caswell House at 428 E. Scott Avenue, facing Hall of Fame Boulevard, earlier this year. She is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) through the National Elder Law Foundation and the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal
Education and Specialization. She says she couldn’t be more satisfied. “I have never looked back,” she said. “I am very fulfilled, professionally and personally. I spend an hour and a half with clients and get embraced as they leave the building. That didn’t happen when I was doing divorces – well, hardly ever.” Crotwell started out with a part-time social worker and a part-time paralegal as her only support staff. Now Elder Law of East Tennessee has two attorneys, two social workers, a law clerk, an office manager, a public benefits specialist, a public information/ marketing specialist, a law clerk , an events coordinator and a support staffer/runner, and isn’t like most other law firms. “People call and get an appointment to speak, free of charge, with one of our social workers. That’s a way for them, and for us, to find
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Staff attorney Sarah E. C. Malia, administrative assistant June Hudson, elder care coordinator Connie Taylor, Amelia Crotwell, elder care coordinator Renee DeLapp, public benefits specialist Allison Bradley, law clerk Patrick Womack, events coordinator Malinda Taylor, support staffer Brianna Eddins.
out if we are a good fit. If we are, we’ll invite them in for a consultation that can last for up to two hours. We’ll talk about more than they expect to talk about – their living situation, their health, their finances, their objectives and their worries and fears,” Crotwell said. “If we’re retained, we will come up with an action plan for them, and we’ll hold their hand and walk them through it. We also do a lot of teaching.” The firm charges a flat initial fee with an initial payment and a smaller annual fee thereafter. For their money, clients get all the services the office has to offer and
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Call Fri/Sat June 6 & 7, 865-691-5296 Trailer + dressing 855-842-8498 922-2403 or 705-4217 8a-5p at 6509 Spring 16' SHASTA camper, rm, good cond. for appointment. View Ln just off $5500. 865-216-2049 new tires, everyTazewell Pk. HH Music Instruments 198 thing works perfect, BEAUTIFUL Local Driving/Delivery 106a items, clothes, shoes, $3,250/bo. 865-712-5647 4BR/3BA COUNTRY purses, TVs, furn, Trucks 257 ELECTONE 3 keybd HOME on 2 ac. 2850 sq lawnmower, 2 mo- FLEETWOOD SAORGAN $400. Roft. custom-built in '03. torcycles, clothes VANNAH 5th Wheel land dig elec piano ALCOA CDL-A, DODGE RAM SLT Wrap-around covered dryer, pics, etc. Too 34 ft. 1997, 2 slides. 2006 HD 4x4 2500 Lone RD-200 $400. 925-2658 current & reg'd porch, expansive deck much to mention! $8000. 865-242-2619 health card. 4 Star turbo diesel, new w/scrn porch, all wood yrs exp. $12tires, 182K mi., $20,800. flrs, antique light fixHUGE Household Furn. 204 $13/hr. Health 865-599-8712; 599-8911. tures, gas FP FORD 350 Diesel ***Web ID# 416212*** Ins. avail. FT w/antique mantle, GARAGE SALE Camper Van 1989, and PT. Start 13 CAT PICS by Harrisunrm w/ woodFri/Sat June 6 & 7, only 114k mi, many Ford F150 1989 Custom, immed. Apply son, custom-framed. burning stove. Privacy 8a-? Take Norris new updates, $6500. 6 cyl, 5 spd, new in person at 771 12"x13" $10/ea. 925w/convenience. 5 mins Very good cond. Fwy 4 mi to Miller paint, $2,300. 865McArthur Rd, 2658 or 659-0597. from Halls, 10-15 mins 865-216-2049 719-2852 on rt. Go .5 mi on Alcoa or call to I-75. Shown by appt. Bed, Pillow top mattress 740-6969. Miller, sale is on rt. Gulfstream Kingsport only. $273,500. set. Never used. email@example.com HH items, lg curio TT 2012, M-259 RBS, like Comm Trucks Buses 259 $165. Can deliver. or 389-4873 cabinet, antique new, never camped 404-587-0806 wardrobe, tires, in. $17,250. 865-312-4235 109 ENTERT. CTR., 5'x6' FSBO: 707 MARTHA General FORD 1950 F5 adult clothes, lots of LN, Knoxville 37912. DUMP TRUCK NEW & PRE-OWNED solid oak, new cond., kids' clothes N/B & 3BR, hdwd floors $900. $200. Mahogany High up. Toy box, toys, ALCOA: EXP'D throughout, new Call 865-947-7140 INVENTORY SALE Boy Chest on a Chest. TRACKHOE paint, fenced yard. tools, DVDs, baby 2014 MODEL SALE 7-drawers, new cond. operator. YearMove-in ready! Check Us Out At swing, shoes, books, $500; 865-603-4165 Antiques Classics 260 round work. $13$78,000. 9 36 -1505 Northgaterv.com purses, 8'x10' ga$14/hr DOE. or call 865-681-3030 LIKE NEW dining rm rage door. Follow GIBBS. 3 BR. 6634 Health ins. 1941 Plym. Business set w/8 chairs & pink signs! Carina Ln. $127,000. avail. Drug-free restore or china cab., gold leaf 100% Rural Loan. workplace. Start 237 Coupe, ideal for street gasser, mirror, 66x46, custom SALE FRI/SAT June Motor Homes 865-740-5263 immed. Apply $4700 obo. 865-579-7146 made sofa. 865-377-4905 6 & 7, 8a-4p at 5319 in person at 771 Clairidge Rd off 2002 GeorgieBoy Class FORD PANEL Truck, GIBBS AREA, 6815 McArthur Rd, MOVING SALE. A, 34.5', 2 slides, Villa Rd. Piano, Beeler Rd. 3 BR, 2.5 Alcoa. Info: 977Wooden computer Ford V10, 65K mi, 1941, package deal, built freezer, furn, etc. BA, lg. den, new crpt, 7500 or 740-6969. 350 V8 w/350 trasm. & desk w/hutch, 42" $24,900. 865-296-0892 Info: 688-7754. 1750 SF, 2 car gar., 9" Ford rear end, round maple dinette $130,000. 924-0484 $3,100; 865-300-3547 table, 3 swivel bar SALE FRI & SAT Stiffel floor June 6 & 7, 8amHealthcare 110 stools, lamp, Sears Pro 4pm at 8124 Bell Lakefront Property 47 Sport Utility 261 Form elec. treadmill Rd. CHIROPRACTIC like new, 2 drawer THERAPY ASSISLAKEFRONT DREAM wooden file cabinet, SALE FRI/SAT June HONDA CRV SE 2011, TANT position avail Kenmore cabinet sewing HOME 6&7, 8a-noon at 7312 4WD, 34,000 actual June 16, Union machine, orig. & print Covered dock w/lift, 3 Castlegate Blvd, mi., fully equipped. County Chiropractic levels, 4 BR + bonus art. Call for details, Castlegate s/d. $17,995. 865-382-0365. Clinic, Maynard- 865-603-1348; 865-603-7366 rm, 3.5 BA, 4 garages, ville. Licensure a in-law suite, vaulted plus but not mandaceil., 2 water heaters, Domestic 265 Domestic 265 Domestic 265 tory. Applicant's 2 H/A units, 2 kitchens, duties include custom built many therapeutic modaliamenities, about 4000 ties, patient history SF, 3 porches, move in 4x4 16K miles, Extra c lean ............................. of chief complaint, ready. Lower garage rehabilitative exerhas H/A. $700,000. OAK CHINA CABIcise, ins verifica865-803-2421. tion, filing & docuNET with light, like mentation. $11/hr new. $500. 925-2658 or 659-0597 benefits, 30-35 Cemetery Lots 49 + hrs/wk. Drug screening req'd. King CAB 2wd 32K miles .................................................. 2 PLOTS GREENPls fax resume to Household Appliances 204a WOOD CEM, sec(865) 992-7001, email tion 11, Lot 472, unionctychiro KNOXVILLE'S graves 3 & 4. $3000 @yahoo.com or drop LARGEST both, buyer pays for off at 110 Skyline transfer deed. Call Dr., SELECTION Maynardville 586-296-6074. (behind McDonald's) Preowned/Scratch & Dent 90 Day Warranty Ultimate, 4x4, Loaded, 24K 4 LOTS FOR SALE, www.hunleyturner.com Woodlawn Ceme865-689-6508 tery. Section Y, Lot Business Equipment 133 297. $3500/ea obo. LIKE NEW COND. miles.................. 1-owner, loaded, nav, xtra clean! R1491 ..................................... Beauty Shop Equipment. 539-2001 or 773-7701 Samsung Washer & 2 dryers, work table, Dryer w/pedestals, 2 hydraulic chairs, Lynnhurst Cemetery, $775. Call 865-922-0262. leather, sunroof, 20k miles, 1 owner! R1578 ........................... $700/all. 865-435-6298 3 prime, level lots, 4x4, 15K miles.................................................................. $1800 ea. 865-2421460; 865-603-1403 Exercise Equipment 208 1 owner, like new, full factory warranty! B2692 ....................................
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a Life Care Plan, which Crotwell describes as a holistic approach to addressing legal, long-term care and public benefits issues for people with chronic or progressive illnesses, including aging. “We use a team approach – from a legal perspective, from a public benefits perspective and from a social work perspective – our goal is to help people find practical solutions to the challenges of aging, to help clients save money and to help them get the care they need,” Crotwell said. The Caswell house is a sturdy brick American Foursquare, built in 1915 by William S. Caswell, who
HONDA PILOT EX, 2006, V6, 135K mi, leather, outstanding exceptional mechanical, exterior & interior cond.; requires no recondition. Lots of extras, ONE OWNER CASH ONLY $11,499; 865-470-7893
ALL TYPES roofing, guaranteed to fix any leak. Special coating for metal roofs, slate, chimney repair. Sr. CitiFREE FILL DIRT zen Discount. Call Available in Halls. 455-5042. Good compaction rated. 100 tandem axle truckloads. ROOF LEAK SPECIALIST. I repair Must take at least shingle, rubber, tile 50 loads. 922-1226 or & slate roofs. All 591-7677. types remodeling, chimney repair, jacking, carFlooring 330 floor pentry, plumbing. All work 100% guar. CERAMIC TILE inDay/night. 237-7788. stallation. Floors/ walls/ repairs. 33 yrs exp, exc work! John 938-3328
LINCOLN Navigator, 2007, Very Good Condition, Loaded, Rarity Bay 865-387-6234;
BMW 330ci 2001, 85K mi, AT, black/tan, books/records, $8900 obo. 865-300-2537 ***Web ID# 413471***
922-4136 or 218-WEST(9378)
HONDA ACCORD EX, 2002; Red, V6, ^ loaded, 130K mil. Alterations/Sewing 303 $5,200; 865-671-5756
ALTERATIONS BY FAITH
ACTION ADS 922-4136 or 218-WEST(9378) to schedule your classified ad. INFINITI Q45, 2005 Excellent condition, Loaded. Rarity Bay; 865-387-6234 LEXUS 330 2004, orig. tires, 66K mi., pearl white, gar. kept, immac., $15,900. 423-519-3748.
ACTION ADS 922-4136 or 218-WEST(9378) NISSAN MAXIMA 2002, loaded, sunroof, low mi, AT, brand new Bridgestone tires, $2900. 865-973-4662 NISSAN VERSA 2011, 43K miles, new tires, great MPG. $9,000. Call or Text Rick 916-716-4206
333 Stump Removal
GUTTER CLEANING & repairs. Gutter guards plus installation of 5" guttering. Call 936-5907.
Men women, children. HAROLD'S GUTTER Custom-tailored SERVICE. Will clean clothes for ladies of all front & back $20 & up. sizes plus kids! Quality work, guaranFaith Koker 938-1041 teed. Call 288-0556.
264 Excavating/Grading 326
FRED'S LAWN CARE
Mowing, weed-eating & blowing. LOW RATES! Also minor mower repairs.
BUICK LESABRE 1995, 111K miles, Michelins, $2900 obo. 865-933-3175; 388-5136
Painting / Wallpaper 344 Powell's Painting & Remodeling - Residential & Commercial. Free Estimates. 865771-0609
LINCOLN Town Car 2005, 60K, gar. kept, lady driven, show rm cond. $9500. 865-717-0743 PONT. Grand Prix LE 1991, quad 4, silver gray, 4 dr, gar. kept, 1 ownr, new tires, new exhaust, very good cond., less than 71K mi, $2800. 865256-5268; 256-1968
TREE WORK & Power Stump Grinder. Free est, 50 yrs exp!
AFFORDABLE, RELIABLE thorough CARPENTRY, cleaning svc for a PLUMBING, happy & healthy painting, siding. home. Schedule now Free est, 30+ yrs exp! for a refreshing Call 607-2227. Summer! Refs avail. HONEST & DEPatricia 922-0343 PENDABLE! Small jobs welcome. ExElectrical 323 p'd in carpentry, drywall, painting, plumbing. ReasonVOL Elect ric able, refs avail. Call I ns tal l ati on Dick at 947-1445. Repair LIGHTHOUSE BLDG Maintenance CONTRACTORS No ^ Service Upjob too small! We grades do it all! 484-6093 Cab l e P h on e L i n es Lawn Care 339 S ma l l j o b s welco me. L i c e n s e d / I n s u r e d COOPER'S BUDGET LAWNCARE Ofc : 9 4 5 -3 05 4 Cheaper than the rest Cell: 705-6357 but still the best since 2006. Free est., mowmulching, hedge Elderly Care 324 ing, trimming, etc. Call Donnie at 384-5039 RESIDENTIAL facebook.com. coopHOME for your ersbudgetlawncare elderly loved one in private home. 24 FIREFIGHTER hrs, 30+ yrs exp, LAWN SVC Lic/Ins. exc refs! Free est. Call 865-335-6337 Randy at 809-0938.
CAMARO RS 2013, red, all options, 4475 mi. $24,500. Sr. owned. 865-579-7600
Bobcat/Backhoe. Small dump truck. Small jobs welcome & appreciated! Call 688-4803 or 660-9645.
LITTLE PEOPLE PRESCHOOL 409543MASTER Ad Size 2 x 4 N <ec>
Little People Pre-School
Summertime Program: $75 (full time), $50-3 days or less (part time). Weekly ﬁeld trips (most are free). Sibling discounts. Secure front entrance, bus safety inspection yearly by THP. Snacks & lunch provided. State certiﬁcates accepted, full service 3-star centers, 2 locations.
Call 688-1335 or 922-1335
Stump Grinding Topping /Trimming Take Downs Hazardous trees We have Bucket Trucks. Bobcat Climbers Dump Truck Service 22 years experience References provided ^
CARPENTRY, VINYL windows, drs, siding, flr jacking & leveling, painting, plumbing, elec, bsmnt waterproofing, hvac repair, insulation, tree work. Cleanout basements/ attics. Sr. Citizen Discount. 455-5042 Licensed General Contractor Restoration, remodeling, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, decks, sunrooms, garages, etc. Residential & commercial, free estimates. 922-8804, Herman Love.
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BREEDEN'S TREE SERVICE Over 30 yrs. experience! Trimming, removal, stump grinding, brush chipper,
*Repairs/additions *Garages/roofs/decks *Siding/paint/floors
aerial bucket truck.
938-4848 or 363-4848
Licensed & insured. Free estimates!
B-4 • JUNE 2, 2014 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY Shopper news
The Halls Business and Professional Association presents...
The Halls Breakfast Club
One Life Church 6709 Maynardville Pike near Amber Restaurant
Tuesday, June 3 7:30-9:30 a.m. Coffee & light breakfast will be served.
This monthly series of networking breakfasts lets you meet the unique merchants of Halls Crossroads!
Hosting a breakfast is a privilege of paid members of the Halls Business and Professional Association. For membership information, visit www.hallsbusiness.com. Space donated by
moving to We’re
New classified advertising deadline is 3p.m. Fridays.
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