VOL. 52 NO. 29
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Rysewyk gets new job at KCS A young man has a new job with Knox County Schools. Dr. Jon Rysewyk will work on innovation and school improvement. Indya Kincannon calls him “smart and patient enough to build and sustain true grassroots reform.”
See story on page A-11
Tibet comes to Fountain City A peek inside the culture of Tibet and the life of monks was shared when the Fountain City United Methodist Church Sunday school class, Twenty-first Century Christians, hosted a contingent of monks at the church last week.
See Libby Morgan’s story on A-2
Remembering Jenkins & Jenkins For them, the demise of the Jenkins & Jenkins name is one more marker of the end of an era. The firm that was founded in 1933 by the unrelated Ray H. Jenkins and Erby Jenkins (Erby’s brother Aubrey didn’t join up until 10 years later), has become Quist, Cone & Fisher. The legendary firm hasn’t dissolved, says J&J managing partner Michael Fitzpatrick, who has been a partner with the firm since 1980. “It’s just changing names.”
See Betty Bean ’s story on A-5
High on Charlie “Until further notice,” Marvin West writes, “Charlie High is my favorite Tennessee football walk-on. “Nobody can match his quarterback statistics – back-to-back state championships for Christian Academy of Knoxville, 74.4 completion rate, 10,978 yards, 131 passing touchdowns against 22 interceptions, astounding success.”
See Marvin’s story on page A-6
Interns end on high note The Shopper-News interns ended the summer on a high note, hearing Cas Walker stories and classic country music at Ciderville, eating at Lulu’s Tea Room and touring Weigel’s. Read about their last adventure.
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The 10th annual Red Gate Festival and Rodeo was a big hit July 12-13 at Red Gate Farm in Maynardville. Organizer Butch Butcher says the good weather helped bring big crowds on Friday and Saturday, with an estimated 4,000 attending the second night. “It being outside, it all depends on the weather,” Butcher said. “But it’s good family entertainment for the people of Union County and other surrounding areas.” Spur ’N S Rodeo Company of Blaine (Mike Stalans) spearheads the rodeo and Butcher says the outfit does David Cunningham and his son, Cooper, 4, get ready to enjoy the 10th annual Red a great job. “He hires No. 1 rodeo Gate Festival and Rodeo. people. Mike Wentworth, the clown, lives in South and a game area for children. Halls Carolina and grew up in Blaine. native Greylan James (Egan) was Rodeo MC, Mark Northal is also the featured entertainer this year. the MC at Dixie Stampede. They “We may split it off and have a work well together and that’s what separate area for music in the fumakes the rodeo.” ture, perhaps have an area for the Butcher says the event began as bands to play after the rodeo. just a rodeo and evolved to include “We plan to keep it going.” music, food, merchandise vendors
Seven seek HPUD post By Sandra Clark Seven applicants including Commissioner Bob Crye will be interviewed for a position on the 3-member board of commissioners for Hallsdale Powell Utility District. Crye, Mayor Tim Burchett’s first appointment, is finishing out a 2-year term. Applicants: James Chesney, 72, of Charmwood Way, Halls, holds a bachelor’s degree from Carson-Newman College and spent his career with Gulf Oil and Exxon. He owned and operated Magnolia Exxon from 199298. Robert G. Crye, 70, of Emory Pointe Lane, Halls, is retired from an engineering career with Alstom Power and TVA. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineer-
ing from UT and is active at Beaver Dam Baptist Church, Halls Republican Club and Halls Business and Professional Association. J. Michael Francis, 56, of LeClay Drive, Halls, is a certified public accountant with a bachelor’s degree from UT. He has been chief financial officer for several companies with revenues ranging from $20 million to $240 million. James Howard Phillips, 73, of Clinton, owns and operates Powell Auction and Realty on Pleasant Ridge Road in Powell. A former Winn Dixie store manager, he has been self-employed in real estate and development since 1975. William A. Roehl, 27, of Ashley Road, Powell, is a project manager with Joseph Construction Company. He holds two degrees
A cowboy arrives for the Red Gate rodeo, which is contracted through Spur ’N S Rodeo Company (Mike Stalans) of Blaine. Photos by J. Mabe
from UT including a bachelor’s in landscape design and construction. He chairs the Young Republican Club of Knox County and attends Gospel Baptist Church. William E. Johnson, 77, of Widdecomb Road, Powell, holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UT and a master’s in business administration from National University in San Diego. After a 20-year military career, he worked as maintenance department superintendent for the Las Vegas Valley Water District for two years. He is active in Halls Christian Church. Thomas Wenning, 28, of Country Run Circle, Powell, is a program manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratories. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton. His community involvement is science-related, including service as a science fair judge at St. Mary’s School.
Community mourns Bud Coomer By Sandra Clark Bud Coomer was such a Fountain City fi xture that we all expected him to be there forever, sitting with his buddies at Litton’s round table, telling tales and knowing everybody who walked by. That tie to Fountain City’s past ended July 17 when Walter E. “Bud” Coomer Sr. passed away at Tennova Residential Hospice. He was 84.
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Ronald Hill worked with Mr. Coomer at Mynatt Funeral Home since 1961. “We spent a lot of days together,” he said. “He and Bill Payne helped me get my start.” Hill was part of the Mynatt lunch bunch, men in suits who ate together, always at a Fountain City restaurant. “We started going to the Blue Circle. Bud’s wife was a part of the Blue Circle family and she worked there in the office until they sold out. “Then we went to Stevens Drug Store, and then Ray Acuff’s and then the Amber. Lately, since
Mary died, the only place Bud wanted to eat was Litton’s. We ate there every day,” Hill said. Bud was president of Mynatt Funeral Home, where he had worked since 1948. His son, Buddy, continues to work there. Services were held over the weekend, and Mr. Mynatt was buried at Greenwood Cemetery. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church. Survivors include his son, Walter E. “Buddy” Coomer Jr.; grandchildren Ashley and Andrea Coomer; sister-in-law Ruth Coomer.
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He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Mary; parents, Walter C. and Clara Mynatt Coomer; sister and her husband, Helen and Charles Kem; and brother, Charlie Coomer. Mynatt Funeral Home was established in 1900 in Halls by Earnest Mynatt. His son, Kyle Mynatt, moved the business to Fountain City in 1929. In 2005, a second location was opened at 4131 E. Emory Road, very near the first site at the original Halls Crossroads. Over 113 years, Mynatt Funeral Home has touched every family in these parts. “Bud was good at funeral work,” said Ronald Hill. “He knew how to do things and he liked to work with the common people. We still try to do that.”
A committee of four – Commissioners Kevin Julian and Todd Cook and two staff members selected by CEO Darren Cardwell – will interview the applicants and recommend three to the board. The board will then submit three names to Burchett who can select one or reject all, throwing the process back to HPUD for three more nominees. On a motion by Cook, the interviews will be open to the public. Also, at a somewhat raucous meeting Thursday, three citizens voiced concerns and HPUD attorney John Valliant fired back at one. Robert Hammond of Halls asked if HPUD leaders had served in the military. Valliant told him that was not relevant. Hammond then challenged Cardwell on his salary and benefits. “I make $154,000, and bought my own car and pay for my gas,” said Cardwell. State law says board
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Tibet comes to Fountain City
A realistically costumed character, the endangered Giant Panda of Tibet, asks everyone to help save him.
The Tibetans celebrate their “celestial animal,” the Snow Lion. It symbolizes fearlessness and unconditional cheerfulness.
The Tibetans demonstrate the process of debate in the monasteries, important as a way to learn Buddhist philosophy. “Ignorance is the root cause of suffering, and wisdom is the antidote to ignorance,” the monks explain. The lively exchange contains highly symbolic movements, such as the upraised arm representing a sword of knowledge, cutting through ignorance. A peek inside the culture of Tibet and the life of monks was shared when the Fountain City United Methodist Church Sunday school class, Twenty-first Century Christians, hosted a contingent of monks at the church last week.
Tibet has since been rebuilt, but the monks are in India near their beloved leader, the Dalai Lama. The monks offered songs, prayers and offerings to “enhance positive energy and to purify negative influences,” and also demonstrated dances. One of the dances is the Tashi Shoelpa, to bring good luck and good omens. It is Libby performed with the dancers Morgan in white-bearded masks to symbolize long life and good health. The Giant Panda cudThe seven monks, several dled up to the crowd by of whom have traveled to the crawling between rows, alU.S. before, came here from lowing everyone to delight their monastery in India, in the remarkably realistic Labrang Tashi Kyil, where costume. At the end of his they re-established the mon- appearance, he held up a astery after their home in sign that said, “I’m from TiTibet was destroyed during bet; Save Animal.” The yak was paid homage China’s Cultural Revolution with flute-playing by the verin 1967. The original monastery in satile monk, Tenpa Phuntsok.
Yaks are native to the Himalayan mountains, and have been domesticated for 5,000 years. Phuntsok exhibited his incredible talent at “throat chanting,” an impossibly low register of sound, at the mandala ceremony at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. While all of the visiting monks spoke some English, Phuntsok acts as the official translator for the group. The Fountain City guests were treated to a traditional Buddhist debate, with a few of the debate-specific words translated on paper for the audience to listen for. Gestures are important, with the use of the left hand representing wisdom, the right hand representing method, and the clap a union of the two. Many guests took home Tibetan-made items of jewel-
ry, silks, bowls and, of course, prayer flags. The monks’ Fountain City visit was during the fourday creation of a mandala at TVUUC. They used colored sand to “paint” a circular design depicting the unity of all religions and humanity. And to represent the impermanence of all phenomena, the intricate art was ceremoniously swept up, carried to the creek behind the church and poured into the moving water. The event was a benefit for the monastery, where there is a need for structural repair, expansion and better facilities. Jenny Fowler of the Fountain City UMC Sunday school class Twentyfirst Century Christians receives gifts from Tenpa Phuntsok in appreciation of inviting them to Fountain City. Photos by Libby Morgan
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‘Like a child at Christmas’ It was just what the doctor ordered. If you’ll forgive a quick personal note, the past few weeks haven’t been the greatest in the world. My grandmother passed away July 6. And, last weekend, I began to experience some of the worst lower back pain I’ve ever had in my life. Turns out I have sciatica. Go ahead and insert an old man joke here if you want. Anyway, the interns wrapped up their summer stay at the Shopper last week. Sara Barrett called to tell me the last stop on the tour was going to be Ciderville Music Barn on Clinton Highway. David West was going to pick a little and tell stories about Cas Walker. Sammy “Barney Fife” Sawyer and Bo “Briscoe Darling” Pierce were stopping by with the Mayberry squad car. “You’ll love it!” Sara said. So I hobbled over to Ciderville. And, boy howdy, did we have a good time. Sammy did his pitchperfect Barney Fife. We re-enacted the scene from the Griffith Show’s “Barney and the Choir” episode, in which Andy tells Barney he’ll be singing solo during “good ol’ 14-A” from a highpowered microphone and needs to sing really quietly. (What Barney doesn’t know, of course, is that Andy has recruited a bass singer to stand behind the curtain to do the actual singing for tone-deaf Barney.) As you may know, David West played in Cas Walker’s band for years. He told Cas stories, the kind of stuff even the most imaginative writer couldn’t make up. David pulled out his banjo and led us in a singalong to the “Cas Walker Farm
Jake Mabe MY TWO CENTS and Home Hour” theme. I jumped into Cas’ routine about security in his supermarkets’ parking lots. (Look it up on YouTube.) Then David rattled off some of the famous names who got their start on Cas’ show: Dolly Parton, The Everly Brothers, others. “Hey,” I asked, “did Carl Butler ever sing on Cas’ show?” “Oh, yeah,” David said. “Well, why don’t we sing a little bit of ‘Don’t Let Me Cross Over’ then?” Guess who got all excited and sang lead? I got to worrying the interns (who are all of highschool age) might have thought they had landed on Mars, but they seemed to like the music. As we were pickin’ and grinnin,’ I looked around the room. Sammy was tapping his leg, just like Barney used to do. Bo Pierce was blowing into his jug. David was playing that banjo like only he can. I grinned from ear to ear. “You were like a child at Christmas,” somebody said later. Just what the doctor ordered. ■
Teeters, the executive director of Keep Knoxville Beautiful, didn’t do it to embarrass anyone, but to show the Halls Business and Professional Association that litter is a problem everywhere. “Eighty percent of litter starts on the roadway and ends up in our water,” Teeters said. “Last year, the United States spent $11.5 billion on litter and the state of Tennessee spent $11 million.” She praised organizations and community groups like the Halls Crossroads Women’s League, which regularly holds litter pick-ups. She encouraged individuals and businesses to get involved. “I want Knoxville to be the most beautiful city in America. Once you’ve picked it up, you’ll never litter again, even accidentally.” For more info about Keep Knoxville Beautiful, visit www. keepknoxvillebeautiful.org or call 521-6957. Visit Jake Mabe online at jakemabe. blogspot.com.
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Lakeshore land secured for city because they can get away with it. In both cases, the taxpayers are paying the bill. ■ When Fort Kid was built by volunteer labor on the edge of the World’s Fair Park more than 21 years ago, the sponsors wisely created a fund (now over Victor $60,000) to maintain, Ashe repair and renovate the Fort in the future. The city announced plans to phase out Fort Kid a few years ago (under The Rogero Administraa different mayor) without tion will have to present any public hearing and sugit to the city council for gested cost as a factor. That approval, which should ocargument becomes suspect cur soon. $5 million of the when Beth Waters, who is in proposed city bond issue is charge of the fund, tells this to be used for the enlarged writer that no one from the Lakeshore Park. city has ever contacted her The governor and the about using the fund to recity administration deserve solve issues with Fort Kid. praise for working to make We should remember this happen and stopping that school children in the legislation by state Rep. the early 1990s collected Steve Hall to sell the state pennies, nickels and dimes land which would have to fund the 5-day, aroundprevented this transfer. the-clock effort to build Interim Finance Comthe Fort. The late Gov. Ned missioner Larry Martin of McWherter visited the park Knoxville played an active during its construction. role moving this project After asking the city why along. no one had ever contacted ■ Mayor Rogero and Waters, who led the effort Knoxville were honored to build Fort Kid, Mayshark by her invitation from the White House to participate said the mayor will be calling Waters to discuss the in a July 10 panel discusissue. By the time you read sion at the Eisenhower this, that conversation likely Executive Office Building will have occurred, but the (formerly the War Departoutcome is not known to me ment before the Pentagon as the column is written. was built). Countless children have Rogero was one of four used this playground. Tax panelists and represented dollars would not have to the largest population of be used to upgrade the any of the panelists on park due to this fund. If the “Let’s Move” project this fund is not used, many spearheaded by First Lady people may wonder why the Michelle Obama. The city declined to use these mayor also participated in a National League of Cities funds raised by countless citizens. Using the funds meeting on the same oneseems very logical given the day trip to Washington. City taxpayers got hit by alternatives. Mayshark says the city the high cost of same-day currently plans to turn the air travel on this trip with playground into a green the mayor’s air ticket costing $1,625 to go and return space. It would be a very from Washington the same small green space and cost the city considerable moneyy day. One can fly round trip to remove the gravel along to London, Rome or Tokyo for far less than this. Some- with the play equipment, times purchasing the ticket then plant and maintain a few weeks in advance will grass. Would it have a picnic table or benches? reduce the cost substanWhile the south yard of tially. Rogero is not to blame for how U.S. Airways the World’s Fair Park is a well-used and remarkable overprices its tickets for green space, the footprint one-day trips. of Fort Kid is so small that Kathleen Gibi with city its use as a grass lawn parks and recreation was seems restrictive. also at the event, but city Hopefully, the mayor spokesperson Jesse Mayand Beth Waters can reach shark says the city did not pay her airfare, only her ho- an agreement which is a win-win for the total comtel and per diem expenses. munity and those who have As long as government enjoyed Fort Kid. I recall agencies like DOE in Oak both my children playing Ridge are willing to pay there in the ’90s, often full freight, then airlines will charge exorbitant fares along with many others.
On July 12, Gov. Bill Haslam signed the paperwork necessary to transfer the remaining state-owned portion of Lakeshore Park to the city of Knoxville.
Cas Walker, Knoxville Madam Hazel Davidson and Ray H. Jenkins were three of Knoxville’s best-known 20th Century citizens, so it should surprise no one that both Walker and Davidson chose Jenkins to represent them when they had need of a lawyer.
Betty Bean In 1961, the Internal Revenue Service got Walker indicted in federal court for tax evasion, and he hired Jenkins and Clyde Key to defend him. Jenkins wrote about it in his memoir, “The Terror of Tellico Plains.” “What he lacked in erudition he made up for in imagination. “For instance, he sent out statements of account to a previous owner’s customers which he knew had been paid, and when the irate customer came in to protest, Cas would apologize,
hoping they would see he had an honest face. He then marked the old accounts paid in full, thus making new friends.” Jenkins’ trial strategy was to play Walker’s popularity with common folks against the unpopularity of the IRS, which had sent a fancy prosecutor down from Washington. Jenkins portrayed Walker’s tax problems as understandable bookkeeping errors unwittingly committed by a naive, humble man. “With the unwitting help of the government we made a martyr out of him,” Jenkins said. “We were careful to select a jury of the common people, Cas’s peers, who saw the farm boy, the coal miner, the benefactor of children and needy families ridiculed and reviled as no other man within our recollection had ever been. The jury resented it.” They found Walker not guilty. Jenkins conceded that the feds had some powerful evidence, “But the govern-
ment didn’t have a chance against the ex-coal miner, merchant, politician and benefactor. For our services he paid us $100,000 without batting an eye.” The payday wasn’t as good on one of the occasions when he represented Davidson, whom he described as his “most glamorous client beyond compare.” She was being sued by a wealthy former suitor, who wanted her to repay nearly $60,000, which he claimed was a loan. Davidson said it was for services rendered. The boyfriend won in Chancery Court, but Davidson prevailed in the Court of Appeals, where the judges didn’t buy his claim. The next chapter wasn’t in his book, however. Former law partner Jim MacDonald remembers that the cash-strapped Davidson gave Jenkins a diamond ring in lieu of payment, which he kept in a safe until she was able to settle up. One weekend, she asked Jenkins if she could borrow back her ring to wear to a party. He
agreed, and she returned it promptly. Much later, when it became apparent that she wasn’t going to pay, he had the ring appraised. It was a hunk of worthless cubic zirconia. She’d pulled a classic bait and switch. He was nevertheless gracious in his assessment of her in his memoir, calling her “fundamentally and essentially, and to the core of her heart, body and soul, a good woman,” proving that the Terror of Tellico Plains had a forgiving nature.
Some things don’t make sense On my list of things that make no sense: Commissioner Dave Wright voted no on three education consent items, which by court decree must be passed by County Commission. The votes were at last Monday’s workshop, but surely will be replicated at today’s meeting. Actually, I agree with Wright on two of the three votes. He said “no” to giving the Boston-based Parthenon Group $1.2 million to study the school system’s resources alignment; and “no” to a $350,000 or so local match to a $850,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support the Parthenon contract. Call those votes “wright on!” Baffling though is Dave’s no vote on the proposed Career and Technical Education high school at the Strawberry Plains campus
of Pellissippi State Community College. It’s in his district, and seems to be a wonderful opportunity for certain high school students to gain college credit while studying careers of the future. Wright said he was blindsided by the CTE proposal, thinking that Knox County Schools’ involvement would be limited to juniors and seniors. To create a full-blown high school just down the road from Carter High School is a different concept and will cost a lot of money, he said, “and we’ve had ab-
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LAW DOGS | Betty Bean For them, the demise of the Jenkins & Jenkins name is one more marker of the end of an era. The firm that was founded in 1933 by the unrelated Ray H. Jenkins and Erby Jenkins (Erbyâ€™s brother Aubrey didnâ€™t join up until 10 years later), has become Quist, Cone & Fisher. The legendary firm hasnâ€™t dissolved, says J&J managing partner Michael Fitzpatrick, who has been a partner with the firm since 1980. â€œItâ€™s just changing names. â€œItâ€™s still the same legal entity and has the same tax number,â€? Fitzpatrick said. â€œIt did not dissolve.â€? Why the change? â€œThe younger members of the firm didnâ€™t know the founding members, and there are adjustments that have to be made as you progress through the history of anything. The younger people here who are trying to market their skills need some pride of ownership, and (the name change) fits the identity of the firm in the present.â€?
In the beginning The three Jenkinses made an unparalleled team. Tall, bombastic Ray H. Jenkins was a genius trial lawyer. Short, erudite Erby Jenkins was a brilliant strategist and legal writer whose political influence reached to the state and national level and who, when sitting as a special judge on the state Supreme Court, authored a witty opinion on a divorce case that is still cited today. His younger brother Aubrey was a consummate dealmaker whose control over
the inner workings of the Knox County Republican Party has no modern day equal. Nor do his escapades, including epic escapes to his hacienda in Havana. â€œTip Oâ€™Neill said all politics are local, and Aubrey was a local guy, wired in with Bobby â€˜Coal Manâ€™ Toole and Paul â€˜Ice Manâ€™ Nicely. â€œHe was a force, and you needed to expect him when you saw him coming. Ray and Erby were top dog lawyers, but Aubrey had MacDonald more business than either of them. When Aubrey was gone, it was almost mystical how the phones would stop ringing. Heâ€™d get back, and almost mystically the phones would start ringing again,â€? said former partner Jim MacDonald. It all began with the â€œTerror of Tellico Plains,â€? Ray
Howard Jenkins, whose oratory rattled the walls of East Tennessee courtrooms for nearly 60 years. He burst onto the national scene in 1954 when Sen. Everett Dirksen recruited him to serve as special counsel to the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations in the ArmyMcCarthy Hearings, the first such proceedings ever to be televised nationwide (think of it as the Watergate Hearings of the â€™50s). Over three months, characters like the big, redheaded Tennessean, the young Bobby Kennedy and the eloquent Bostonian Joe Welch entered the national conversation about red-baiting Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Jenkins left such a dramatic impression that he landed on the cover of Time Magazine and inspired Lâ€™il Abner cartoonist Al Capp to add a new character, fiery lawyer Y.Y. Cragnose, to the population of Dogpatch.
The practice Born in 1897, Ray Jen-
kins, like the Jenkins brothers, was the son of a country doctor. By the time he got his law license in 1919, he was already a veteran of both the U.S. Army and Navy, having interrupted his University of Tennessee law school career to serve under General Pershing in Texas during the Pancho Villa rebellion, and shortly thereafter enlisting in the Navy when World War I broke out. He participated in his first murder trial in Texas, representing himself and a friend after they were courtmartialed for shooting the company bully. He won acquittals, and said he learned a tactic he never forgot: â€œWhen a bully has been killed, prove enough on him and paint him so mean that the jury will want to dig him up and kill him again.â€? (from his memoir, â€œThe Terror of Tellico Plains.â€?) A historical marker at his family home boasts that none of the 600 murder defendants he represented ever went to the electric chair. Jim MacDonald, who came into the firm during Ray Jenkinsâ€™ twilight years and assisted on Jenkinsâ€™ last jury trial, remembers him as â€œnot only an irrepressible, dominating personality, but a hellacious lawyer. People did not give him credit for what a good lawyer he was.â€? MacDonald recalls two instances where Jenkins was right on the issues and
â€œOne morning I get a call about 9 oâ€™clock from Mr. Aubrey saying â€˜Irishman, you need to go over to George Balitsarisâ€™ court and get a case passed. I have an audience with the Pope in South Carolina.â€™ â€œSo I hustle over there and the prosecutor, Jo Helm, isnâ€™t inclined to postpone it again. â€œI ask what kind of case it is, and itâ€™s a first-degree murder case. Holy crap! Iâ€™m panicked. I donâ€™t know the client. â€œThen court opens, and Judge BalitFrancis saris looks at me and says, â€˜Aubreyâ€™s in South Carolina with the Pope. Weâ€™ll need to continue this case.â€™ â€œMr. Aubrey got back a couple days later and gave me a rosary.â€? â€“ Dennis Francis, partner, Jenkins & Jenkins, 1981-1989
Dressing as Santa â€œRay Jenkins was my very best friend for many, many years, and I have the highest regard for him of anybody Iâ€™ve ever known except my father. â€œSomething most people donâ€™t realize was his generosity. Every December heâ€™d take two weeks off and with the assistance of his wife and secretary, heâ€™d get on the phone and solicit the people of Knoxville for the Empty Stocking Fund. â€œAs a lawyer, your time is your stock in trade, and it takes a big heart to do something like that. On Christmas, heâ€™d dress up as Santa Claus and pay my family a visit with a gift for each of my children. Heâ€™d tell them stories about what was going on at the North Pole, and he was a great storyteller. â€œOne year, my daughter Carolyn came to me and said, â€˜Daddy is Mr. Jenkins going to come back on Easter?â€™â€? â€“ Paul Dunn, partner, Jenkins & Jenkins 1964-1995
Defining failure â€œAubrey regarded a trial as a failure of pre-trial negotiations.â€? â€“ Jim MacDonald, partner, Jenkins & Jenkins, 1974-1995 everybody else was wrong. â€œHe had unparalleled instincts for when to do things and when not to do things in a trial. I got to know him far after his prime and he was still better than all the rest of us.â€?
The last trial Of that last trial, MacDonald says, â€œWe were very
anxious to find out if there were any eyewitnesses, and Ray managed to get one of the stateâ€™s witnesses on the stand at the preliminary hearing. â€œI came back laughing at how heâ€™d bulldozed his way over objections of the attorney general and convinced the judge he should be entitled to put on his case.â€?
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A-6 • JULY 22, 2013 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY Shopper news
Charlie High: Favorite UT football walk-on Until further notice, big enough. He reacted by Charlie High is my fa- working doggedly to add vorite Tennessee football bulk and strength. walk-on. When Vol fans debate the upcoming quarterback race, the first argument is whether Justin Worley can ward off Nathan PeMarvin terman. Threatening from a distance are the highly West recruited freshmen, Joshua Dobbs and Riley Ferguson. Maybe by game 5 one Nobody can match his will take over. Charlie High isn’t even quarterback statistics – back-to-back state cham- mentioned. A weaker man might be pionships for Christian Academy of Knoxville, discouraged or have his 74.4 completion rate, spirit crushed. But this 10,978 yards, 131 passing one has been there before. touchdowns against 22 He has endured doubts, interceptions, astounding disinterest and rejection. Recruiting was a tortursuccess. Few can come close ous experience. Everyto his level of desire and body kept asking where he determination. He has was going to college. Charlie had choices. been told again and again that the odds are stacked Liberty and Tusculum ofagainst him. He just isn’t fered. And, finally, UT-
Charlie High Martin and Tennessee Tech showed interest. None of those had a place in his dream. I remember when a Kentucky fan, hooked on faulty facts, said Charlie High might be the most underrated prep quarterback in America. The guy thought High was 6-2. He isn’t. He is 5-11 and
The felines among us And among the nations the remnant of Jacob, surrounded by many people, shall be like a lion among the animals of the forest, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep, which, when it goes through, treads down and tears in pieces, with no one to deliver. (Micah 5: 8 NRSV)
My curiosity sent me to my biblical maps to find out just where Noah’s ark presumably landed, because there must have been cats aboard, right? Lions, leopards, tigers? The Bible does not Mount Ararat is located mention cats. in Turkey, just across the No cats. At all. Armenian border, at the Cross Currents Kitty-cats are nowhere juncture of Europe, Asia to be found in Scripture. and relatively close to Lynn (Believe me; I have Africa. How convenient Hutton searched!) Tigers are left for Noah, when it was time out as well, presumably to disembark, and send all because they were not those critters on their way native to the Middle East. those magnificent animals). home! To be fair, dogs also get There are a few mentions of One of my favorite a bum rap in the Bible. scenes in the 1966 movie lions and lionesses, usually symbolizing the destroyer They are mentioned only “The Bible” (produced by Dino De Laurentiis and (not a flattering picture of with derision.
seven/eighths without socks. He was 176 last season. He is now 190. When he takes a deep breath, he is six feet tall. College coaches prefer Peyton Manning-sized quarterbacks who can see over large linemen. High must move his feet and find ways to look around them. Condredge Holloway became a Tennessee legend without being very tall. Perhaps you have heard of Doug Flutie. Sonny Jurgensen, 5-11, is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Drew Brees is the best six-footer currently conducting business in the NFL. Before him were Fran Tarkenton, Len Dawson and Joe Theismann. All are exceptions to the tallness rule. But wait, wait, you say,
the game has changed so much and those famous names were very athletic, nifty scramblers with power arms. Here High takes another hit. He is accused of being a “system” quarterback. We are told his very bright coach, Rusty Bradley, and the school team made Charlie a winner instead of the other way around. Three excellent receivers – Davis Howell, Josh Smith and Franklin Murchison – made it happen. Few mention High’s strengths, football instincts, poise under duress, terrific touch, amazing accuracy. Can he deliver peak performance under pressure? Check his numbers in state playoff games. Walk-ons who come to Tennessee with minimum
encouragement, work like heck and eventually contribute earn my lasting respect. Walk-ons who climb far above expectations, crash the starting lineup and win scholarships become treasured success stories. Think Tim Townes, Jeff Powell, Alan Duncan, Steve Robinson and the Sullins twins, Cody and Cory. Walk-ons who defy limitations and just keep pushing, up and up, until they become leaders of men – captains Mike LaSorsa, J.J. McCleskey, Nick Reveiz – are unforgettable! Charlie High is a Volunteer because he really, really wants to be. That is my best reason to cheer.
directed by John Huston) is when Noah’s wife demands of her husband, “How are we going to feed all these lions and tigers?” Noah (played by Huston himself) calmly replies, “Well, they are just great cats!” as he sets down a bowl of milk before the beasts. My husband’s cat (aptly named Kitty Kat) arrived on the scene by misfortune. Or perhaps I should say, more accurately, by Providence. She was a tiny kitten, not old enough to be weaned, when someone heartlessly set her out beside the road near Lewis’ house. He found her, and rescued her (or she rescued him, because until her arrival he was alone and lonely).
He took her in, fed her with a medicine dropper, and she became his constant companion, his familiar, his friend. She has expressive green eyes, and black, black fur, with about six white hairs on the scruff of her neck. She is, quite simply, elegant. I remind her frequently that if she had lived in ancient Egypt, she would have been considered a goddess. I am convinced she is pleased by that news. She loves me and has accepted me graciously, but she is still Lewis’ cat, and he is her person. She goes to his office with him every day, and has two perches there: one on a table at the end of his desk, and the other on a
chair beside a windowed door where she can survey her domain. I found some feathers scattered across the parking lot the other day, and realized that Kitty Kat, like every feline, is at heart a predator, no matter how domesticated. I am grateful she did not feel the need to share her prey with me. I like birds as long as there is glass between me and their beaks and claws, and even a feather gives me the shivers. I am grateful Kitty Kat permits me to live in her house, and that she graciously allows me to love her person. But I should expect no less. She is, after all, a lady.
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HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY Shopper news • JULY 22, 2013 • A-7
David Cunningham dies
David M. Cunningham, 73, professional equestrian and owner of Beaverbrook Stables in Halls, passed away July 10. David began training horses as a teen and went on to become a driving force in every aspect of the horse industry. He successfully trained, showed and sold many of the nation’s top American Saddlebred, Hackney and Roadster horses and ponies during his nearly 60-year career. He won Cunningham more than 30 World Champion and Reserve titles with horses and riders he trained. He was a founding member of the United Professional Horseman’s Association and received its highest honor in 2012, being inducted into the Hall of Fame. David will best be remembered by his friends for his help in building their futures in the horse industry. A lifelong resident of Knoxville, David was involved with the Greater Knoxville Charity Horse Show which benefitted the local Boys and Girls Club. Preceded in death by parents Earl and Blanche Cunningham of Knoxville, he is survived by daughter Michelle (Dalles Lee) Phillips, 30, of Knoxville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Halls/Powell, 1819 Dry Gap Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918 or the United Professional Horseman’s Association 4059 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511. Gentry-Griffey Funeral Home
Row after row of vegetables are ripening in the glorious community garden at Rutherford Memorial UMC.
Glorious gardening Rutherford Memorial United Methodist Church has been holding a food pantry for years. Stephanie Doyal decided to take that a bit further. “I’ve worked in the food pantry distributing food for several years and saw how great the need was,” she said. “I wanted to do more to help feed the hungry and I thought they needed more than nonperishable items.” Stephanie says she has always had a love for gardening, and the idea of a community garden seemed like a good way to help people get fresh vegetables. As a Girl Scout, Stephanie can use the garden as her Gold Award project. This is the highest level of achievement in Girl Scouts and requires Council approval, a lot of planning and at least 80
WORSHIP NOTES Food banks ■ Cross Roads Presbyterian hosts the Halls Welfare Ministry food pantry 6-8 p.m. each second Tuesday and 9-11 a.m. each fourth Saturday. Info: 922-9412.
■ Glenwood Baptist Church, 7212 Central Ave Pike, is accepting appointments for the John 5 Food Pantry. Info: 938-2611 or leave a message. Your call will be returned.
Stephanie Doyal with friend and garden volunteer Jessica Spencer, both 16, wade through mud to harvest cucumbers hours of work by the project from the community garden. Photos by Cindy Taylor leader. Steve Doyal, Stephanie’s dad and pastor at Ruther- of volunteers. The initial day (weather permitting) ■ Knoxville Free Food Market, 4625 Mill Branch Lane, ford Memorial UMC, and plowing was done in April through the end of the seadistributes free food 10 a.m.-1 mom Becky are also in- by Oakes Farm, with the son. The bulk of the crop p.m. each third Saturday. Info: volved with the garden. planting in May. Plants were will go to the Corryton Food 566-1265. “Stephanie had a heart donated by the Ag depart- Pantry hosted by Ruther■ New Hope Baptist Church for the people who came to ment at Union County High ford Memorial UMC. Food Pantry distributes food the food pantry, and that led School, Sun Up Garden Club Rutherford Memorial boxes 5-6:30 p.m. each third to this project,” said Steve. and Holden Nursery. Mone- UMC and the community Thursday. Info: 688-5330. “She has enjoyed garden- tary donations were instru- garden are located at 7815 ing with me since she could mental in providing funds Corryton Road. walk, so this developed nat- for fertilizer and seeds. urally.” Produce is available for The planning began last anyone who volunteers to fall with the site selection at work in the garden. Work the church and recruitment days are every Satur-
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A-8 • JULY 22, 2013 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY Shopper news
Next year … We’re recruiting now for interns for the summer of 2014. If you know a youngster who will be in 8th grade this fall (a rising freshman next summer), please email or call Sara Barrett at barretts@ShopperNewsNow.com or 342-6616. There’s no charge and no pay.
Paul Brooks stands outside the big barn at Broadacres Dairy. Photos by Jackson Brantley
A tire swing hangs from a tree in the fields at the Weigel’s dairy.
Local flavor: milk, music and more Week seven with the interns
By Sara Barrett
Douglas Rouch provides an informative tour of the Weigel’s offices and the Broadacres Dairy in Powell. Photos by Jackson Brantley
Last week’s meeting of the Shopper interns was bittersweet. Fun was had by all, but sadly, it was the group’s last trip of the summer. A tour of Broadacres Dairy
gave the group a look at Weigel’s process for making its famous milk, and lunch at Lulu’s gave the interns a chance to play dress-up while enjoying delicious teatime fare. Finally, a trip to Ciderville
music store showed the lighter side of local history with stories of Cas Walker, hunting dogs and Barney Fife’s bullet with a few banjo-led jam sessions thrown in for good measure.
The Shopper-News staff is already looking forward to next summer’s activities, and the interns must have enjoyed it, too, because most were asking to return for a second summer!
Touring Broadacres Dairy By Sandra Clark What happens to milk after the cow is milked until you grab a pint or gallon at the grocery? The Shopper-News interns set out to solve this mystery with a visit to Weigel’s and its companion business Broadacres Dairy. What we learned was amazing. The original Broadacres farm (Emory Road in Powell) was bigger than 700 acres and began as a vegetable farm more than 100 years ago. Weigel’s Convenience Stores is now headed by Bill Weigel, grandson of the founder. Bill’s son Kurt Fresh milk must first be tested to assure quality. Drivers pull also works there. into this area of the dairy and wait for a sample to be pulled The farm supported a and tested. Photo by Lindsey Sanders dairy herd from 1931 until the 1970s, when the herd was sold off and much of the farm was divided into the Broadacres subdivision. The barns remain, wellmaintained and used for storage. Milk is bought from East Tennessee farmers, hauled in tankers and stored in
uct a cut above the competition, he said. “We’ve got 63 stores right now and our goal is 100.” In the lab, Robert Semple talked about various tests – from chemical to taste – that are run to ensure milk quality. Weigel’s is launching a new product soon – a Cappuccino Chiller that’s “half the price of Starbucks,” said Rouch. After all this, two interns Head lab tech Robert Semple had the same question: discussed the tests the milk “Why is the W off-center in must pass to assure freshness the logo?” “That makes it our tradeand quality standards. Photo by Ruth White mark,” said Rouch.
Plant manager Douglas Rouch stands in front of one of the original barns and describes the start-to-finish process of getting fresh milk into Weigel’s stores. Photo by Ruth White
cooler tanks awaiting processing. Broadacres Dairy tests incoming milk to ensure its safety and to make sure it’s not been watered down. It takes about 20 minutes to test the milk before it is accepted and another 20 minutes to unload the tanker. Douglas Rouch, the plant manager, led our tour. He moved here from Indiana 12 years ago. His goal is to The Weigel home on W. Emory Road make every Weigel’s prod-
Photo by Lindsey Sanders
Lunch at Lulu’s Tea Room
Lulu’s welcomed the Shopper News interns with a chalkboard sign on the front porch.
Upon hearing the location for lunch, several of the male interns rolled their eyes as thoughts of rose-covered table cloths and dainty finger sandwiches no doubt filled their heads. But after visiting Lulu’s Tea Room and tasting the food, stomachs were happy and everyone left smiling. Menu selections at Lulu’s included chicken and almond quiche, tomato dill soup, sweet bread and raspberry iced tea. Bailey Sizemore gave us excellent service and kept everyone’s glasses filled. Afterward, the interns took a peek at the themed rooms upstairs including one completely devoted to Elvis. A green and pink room is also available for princess tea parties. In addition to the food, several interns also en-
Bailey Sizemore was the server for the day at Lulu’s Tea Room in Powell. Photos by Ruth White
joyed dressing up in the hats that were on hand for anyone in a whimsical tea party mood. Info: 9475858 or visit www.lulus- Zoe Risley, Lindsey Sanders and (standing) Madeline Lonas dressed up with festive hats to enjoy lunch in the tea room. tearoom.com.
HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY Shopper news • JULY 22, 2013 • A-9
The interns enjoyed singing and laughing with their hosts at Ciderville. Wrapping up the day together are: (front) Lindsey Sanders, David West, Jake Mabe; (back) Jackson Brantley, Gibson Calfee, Paul Brooks, Madeline Lonas, Sammy Sawyer, Bo Pierce, Eddie Beaver, Joshua Mode, Zoe Risley, Jodi Harbin and Mitchell Zavadil. Photo by Ruth White
Sittin’ a spell at Ciderville Madeline Lonas tries her hand at playing the bass at Ciderville.
A photograph of Cas Walker with Dolly Parton
The interns had no idea why we stopped at an old building on Clinton Highway, just over the Anderson County line, and why Barney Fife’s cruiser was parked out front. The folks at Ciderville quickly brought them up to speed (or confused them more) by pulling up chairs and breaking into song with store owner David West on banjo, Jodi Harbin on upright bass, Bo Pierce on the jug and Sammy Sawyer chiming in occasionally as his alter ego, Barney Fife. “You got any requests?” asked West. “If you do, write ’em on a $10 bill!” Customers attracted by the car and musicians drifted in off the street to join the mayhem. Even reporter Jake Mabe broke into song, channeling George Jones and Carl Butler. “That, my friends, is country music,” he told the interns. Most had just sunk down to sit on the floor. West told tales of local legend Cas Walker including one absolutely hilarious story of cramming three musicians into the backseat of a car for a trip to Ken-
tucky. Up there he bought a coon dog. Guess where it rode on the way back? Yes, across their laps. Harbin talked about the personality of the store which has been open since 1958. “(If) you go to a lot of music stores, you’ll know this one’s unique,” she said. West and his friends The caption under this photo of Monroe Queener and David walked the interns next door West reads “TV stars.” to the barn where the walls are covered with more pictures of country music stars. A full stage is set up in front of dozens of folding chairs – each one signed by an artist who had performed there, including Kenny Chesney. Harbin said a Friday night get-together happens weekly. Videos of the original Cas Walker show are shown on a large TV before musicians play live bluegrass and country music. “It is a very family friendly show,” she said. Little kids are even invited to dance in front of the stage. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., movies are shown 7-8 p.m., and the music runs until 11 p.m. Info: 945-3595. And who knows? The next star you see there may be named Jake Mabe.
Citizen’s arrest By Zoe Risley
Sammy Sawyer and photographer Ruth White take a spin on the dance floor at Ciderville. Photo by Jake Mabe
A wild and wonderful summer By Ruth White The summer intern program at the ShopperNews is seven weeks of fun-filled activities around town and eating at some newly discovered restaurants. It is always a thrill to be part of this program and capture the smiles from the interns and staff members. This year the group of 12 students and three Shopper staff members visited the Knoxville Zoo, Knox Area Rescue Ministries, Mayors Tim Burchett and Madeline Rogero, Sheriff Jimmy Jones, Concord Park Par 3 Golf Course, Beck Cultural Center, Neyland Stadium, WBIR, WIVK, Mox ley- Ca r michael, KUB offices, Weigel’s offices, Farragut Folklife Museum and Ciderville. We ate lunch at fun places including Litton’s, Chandler’s, the Blue Plate Special at the Knoxville Welcome Center, Lulu’s Tea Room, Lakeside Tavern, Chesa-
peake’s and high above Knoxville inside the Icon Ultra Lounge at the Sunsphere. Much of the program was planned, but sometimes circumstances led to impromptu adventures, such as riding the trolley on the UT campus or visiting art centers in Fountain City and Farragut. Whether planned or not, each Tuesday brought adventures, good food and a lot of chatter and laughter from the group. It’s too hard to pick a favorite place. They were all great and seemed to get better each week. I am truly sad to see the program end but look forward to seeing the interns when I visit schools during the upcoming year. If you are interested in the Shopper News intern program for next year (rising 8th grade students), you can send me an email to bettyphoto@ aol.com or stop me the next time I’m in your school.
If you’ve ever seen “The Andy Griffith Show,” you must remember the bumbling deputy of Mayberry, Barney Fife. Last week the interns got to meet the closest to the real thing you’ll get in East Tennessee, Fife impersonator Sammy Sawyer. He met the group at Ciderville music store just off Clinton Highway. We
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were also treated to many hilarious stories about regional (if not national) legend Cas Walker. It was a perfect example of those great moments where two generations come together for a good time. I found the experience very enriching and would recommend stopping by Ciderville for a good story and some fine impromptu music.
My time as a Shopper intern By Paul Brooks This summer began with most of the interns (including this one) feeling a bit nervous because we didn’t know what to expect. Eagerness is the word that best describes the general feeling. What would we do? Where would we go? What would we learn? We visited places that sometimes go unnoticed such as the statue of Alex Haley, the Weigel’s farm, and Chandler’s Restaurant. We found ourselves eating in some of the best restaurants in town (let me just say: that was a favorite of mine!). We visited the places that represent our hometown like the Sunsphere, the City County Building and Neyland Stadium. We took loads of pictures. We had fun! We got to know each other. And, along the way, we learned more about ourselves and our surroundings and improved our writing skills.
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I will never forget you By Zoe Risley Shopper intern Paul Brooks commands the microphone in Neyland Stadium’s press room. Photo by Laura Beeler We will look back on the summer of 2013 with fond memories and will never forget the experiences we had as interns with the Shopper. We are very thankful for the help we received from Ms. Sara, Ms. Sandra, Ms. Ruth and all the other chaperones from the Shopper. It was an awesome experience! We highly recommend this internship to anyone. Take the opportunity. You won’t regret it!
Breathing fresh mountain air; singing songs around a campfire; making countless friendship bracelets. Sounds nice, right? Believe me, it is. I was at The Mountain Retreat and Learning Center in Highlands, N.C., for two weeks. My time at camp was extremely enjoyable. I participated in numerous workshops and evening programs, which still left time for delicious food and breathtaking views. I made many new
Shopper intern Zoe Risley looks out over the Blue Ridge Mountains from Meditation Rock. Photo submitted friends and relished the time each night when we sang a song, the end of which goes “I will never forget you, never forsake you.”
A-10 • JULY 22, 2013 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY Shopper news
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■ The Gibbs High Class of 1993 20-year reunion will be held Saturday, July 27, on the Volunteer Princess Yacht, 956 Volunteer Landing Lane. The cruise will be 7-9 p.m., with boarding to begin at 6:30. The price is $44 for one ticket or $88 for two tickets and includes meal, music, tax and a keepsake photo. The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, July 22. Info or tickets: Tiffany Peterson Baker, 925-4280 or firstname.lastname@example.org. ■ Telephone Operator Reunion will be held at noon Saturday, July 27, at CWA Union Hall on Elm Street. Cost: $15. Send check to: Sharon Courtney, 1905 Woodrow Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. Info: 688-7703. ■ Central High School Class of 1944 will hold its annual reunion at noon Thursday, Aug. 15, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Cost is $15 per person. Info: J.C. Tumblin, 687-1948. ■ Central High School Class of 1948 will hold its 65-year reunion 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Fellowship begins at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Info: Mary Frances Tucker, 539-6242 or mfgvt2@ gmail.com.
The Maryville College dean’s list for the Spring Semester was recently announced. Students from the North Knox County area earning this honor include: ■ First Lutheran School, 1207 N. Broadway, will hold Elisabeth Klouda, Amber an alumni reunion and Roberts, Kara Loveday, open house 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Molly Hardin, Hallie Saturday, July 27. Alumni The 6th graders in Cadette Girl Scout troop #20793 took their first backpacking trip to the Jackson, Kimberlee Green, are asked to email copies of 14-mile Burnt Mill Bridge Loop and John Muir Falls in Big South Fork. On the trip are: (front) Brady Brown, Garrett any pictures, especially baby MaKayla Walker, troop leaders Lyling Spoone and Kathy Smith; (middle row) Meredith Glover, Gresham, Garrett Painter, pictures, to bsteele@firstluLexi Cardwell, Taylor Neal; (back) Emma Orick. Photo submitted Ravyn Thompson, Emily theranschool.com. RSVP by Julian, Shelby Morrow and July 22 to 300-1239 or 524Ephraimia Pearson. 0308. At the same time and place, parents interested in Qualification for the enrolling their children age dean’s list requires a grade 2 through 8th grade for the Beaver Brook Nine Hole point average of at least fall term are invited to the 3.6 in all work undertaken Women’s Golf Group open house to speak with with no grade below a “C.” those who have attended results Only full-time students are the school. Tours will also be considered for the dean’s list. Beaver Brook Nine Hole available. Direct Cremation, $1,188.24 Women’s Golf Group results Basic Services $480 • Crematory Fee $250 for July 16 are: first place Transfer Of Remains $395 • County Permit $25 (tie) Nina Dolin and Susie Alternative Container $35 • Tax On Container $3.24 Schneider; third place, Sandy Schonhoff; low putts (tie) Sherry Kelly and Nina ■ The Church at Sterchi Hills, 904 Dry Gap Pike, Theme: “King3511 W. Emory Rd., Powell, TN Dolin. dom Chronicles” for K through 8th grade. Classes: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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■ Carter High School Class of 1958 will hold a reunion 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Carter Center, 9036 Asheville Highway. Cost: $25 per person includes buffet dinner. Registration forms are in the mail. Deadline for registration: July 31. Info: Barbara, 933-1236. ■ Standard Knitting Mill will hold its annual reunion 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the John T. O’Connor Senior Center. Any employee or their survivors are welcome. Food donations are accepted but are limited to finger foods. Refreshments will be served. Info: J.T., 523-5463. ■ Central High School Class of 1993 will hold its 20-year reunion Saturday, Aug. 10, at Cocoa Moon. Info: Christi Courtney Fields, 719-5099 or email@example.com. ■ Wilkerson family reunion will be held 1-5 p.m. at Big Ridge State Park Recreation Hall Sunday, Aug. 11. Bring a covered dish. ■ Clinton High School Class of 1967 is holding a reunion Aug. 31 at 205 Main St. in Clinton. Classes from ’66 through ’69 are also invited. Cost is $45 per person before Aug. 1 and $50 after, and includes food, a DJ, games and a free class memory CD. Info/ reservations: Becky Calloway Rosenbaum, 457-259, or Bunnie Brown Ison, 599-4749, or send checks to: CHS Class of 1967, 607 Greenwood Drive, Clinton, TN 37716. ■ Central High School Class of 1978 will hold its 35-year reunion 6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Cost is $25 per person with payment due Aug. 15. Make check out to “CHS Class of 1978” or to “Brent Thomas” and mail it to: Brent Thomas, 4841 Macmont Circle, Powell, TN 37849. ■ Central High School Class of 1963 is planning its 50-year reunion. Any member of the Class of 1963 who hasn’t been contacted by the reunion committee is asked to send contact info to: ajrader@ bellsouth.net; or mail to CHS Class of ’63, 5428 Kesterbrooke Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37918.
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Jon Rysewyk: A culture of innovation By Sandra Clark We caught up for a phone interview with Dr. Jon Rysewyk, appointed last week as executive director of innovation and school improvement for Knox County Schools. OK. So what’s an executive director of innovation and school improvement? It sounds so Dr. Rysewyk pretentious that it’s hard to even type it out. Rysewyk, though, is anything but pretentious. And everyone we talked with gives him high marks and holds great hopes for his success with the new position. It was created by staff realignment, Dr. Jim McIntyre is careful to point out, and is not an additional employee at the central office. Rysewyk is a direct report to Assistant Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Alves.
Praise from Kincannon Indya Kincannon watched Rysewyk’s work as principal at Fulton High School, starting in 2008. “At Fulton JR went beyond just supporting teachers and students to giving them the means to become leaders themselves,” she wrote from vacation. “He is somehow firm, but self-effacing, smart and patient enough to build and sustain true grassroots reform. “He led FHS through a huge change in 2008, overcame fears and other obstacles. Then, once the initial reforms were in place, he wasn’t afraid to modify in response to ever-changing needs of students and growing expertise of teachers. “He’s a stand-up guy, good listener, true advocate for kids. I think his single best quality is the way he brings out the best in all the people around him.” Kincannon said Fulton is like an educational leadership machine these days, “and Jon’s leadership made that possible.” She mentioned Ryan Siebe, Katy Lutton, Jason Myers and Rob Speas as examples.
The job McIntyre says Rysewyk will be responsible for magnet and gifted programs, STEM, Career and Technical Education (CTE), instructional technology and personalized learning, charter schools and any state designated priority and focus schools. Rysewyk says developing leadership is easy when you start with great raw material. “The principal’s most important job is selecting the best human capital,” he said. “At Fulton (when he became principal) we had a complete restructure,” he said. “We talked about vision, about resources and about
Administrative changes Adam Parker, principal at A.L. Lotts Elementary School since 2011, has been promoted to supervisor of elementary education. He joins Donna Howard and Julie Thompson, reporting to executive director Nancy Parker Maland. Supervisor Susan Turner retired. Parker was principal at Gibbs Elementary during construction of the new school. He joined KCS in 1995 and has worked at Corryton, Powell, and Beaumont elementary schools. Cindy Bosse will replace Parker at A.L. Lotts. She has been principal at Sterchi Elementary since 2004. Bosse She joined KCS in 1993 and has taught at West Haven
alignment. The power to change really rests with those in day-to-day contact with the students. “We wrote job descriptions for empowerment with fair expectations for the faculty. There was a lot of diversity on our school leadership team, from new teachers to 20-year veterans. “We had a contract (for professional development) with Stanford, and we didn’t send the same five people over and over.” By the contract’s end, a third of the Fulton faculty had received training. Fulton High was aligned with four small learning communities within the school, based on the model also used at Hardin Valley Academy. That means a student taking the health sciences track, for example, would have core classes within that wing. Rather than history teachers gathering to discuss history, these teachers had common planning time that was used to discuss kids. Rysewyk reached out to the business community, collaborating with Tennova for health sciences. The team built on Fulton’s strength with a student-run radio station by creating a school of communications and expanding it to include graphics design, computer technology and business classes. Skilled professionals such as plumbers and electricians worked with other students. The programs launched in 2008 are still at Fulton today, but the school has become a countywide magnet.
Elementary, Cedar Bluff Middle and Farragut Primary schools. She was an assistant principal at Sarah Moore Greene. Christine Boring will replace Bosse at Sterchi. She has been an assistant principal at Karns Elementary since 2009. She joined KCS in 1995 as a kindergarten teacher at Ball Camp. She has taught at Hardin Boring Valley Elementary and has served as an instructional technology coach and systemwide elementary math coach. Cheryl Hickman, principal at Carter High School since 2001, replaces Dr. Jon Rysewyk Hickman as supervisor of secondary education. She will re-
His excitement shines through when he talks of the new CTE high school in collaboration with Pellissippi State University at Strawberry Plains. And he says the program there should not weaken the ongoing programs at Fulton. “It’s a different set of subjects,” he says, listing sustainable living, teacher prep and homeland security as CTE tracks. “We’ll have lots of fresh programming along with a mega-lab of cyber technology. “Knox County teachers will teach, but we will offer lots of opportunities for dual enrollment with Pellissippi, especially in the junior and senior years. “I’m excited about a lot of the programming, especially in math and science,” he said. “We’ve got some really advanced concepts. It’s not your old voc/ed school.” The school is open to all students, but enrollment may be limited initially.
The power of ‘tweaks’ Change is scary, Rysewyk says, but little tweaks are manageable. It became an inside joke at Fulton that he would start a staff meeting by suggesting a tweak or two. As the staff learned more, tweaks were necessary. For instance, in testing freshmen in his first year, Rysewyk discovered only 55 percent were on track to graduate from high school. After the freshman year, that number had risen to 88 percent, but after a semester in traditional classes for the sophomore year, the number had dropped back to 77 percent. “We didn’t rest on our first year
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port to Dr. Clifford Davis, executive director of secondary schools. She joined Knox County Schools in 1983 as an English teacher at Doyle High School. She was appointed an assistant principal at Carter High School in 1999. Ryan Siebe is the new principal of Carter High School, replacing Hickman. Siebe is currently an assistant principal at Austin-East Magnet High School where he has worked since 2011. He was a member of Siebe the inaugural class of the Principal Leadership Academy and was appointed an assistant principal at Fulton High School in 2008. He joined the Knox County Schools in 2000 as an English teacher at Powell Middle School. He has also served as an English teacher at Farragut High and an assistant principal at West High.
success, and we didn’t wait until year’s end to makes changes,” he says. The team chose to loop teachers for 9th and 10th graders so that kids had the same teacher for each subject each year. “Relationships are important,” he says, “especially for these kids in these grades. By the end of the sophomore year, if a kid has 15-16 credits, they have bought in. They’re on track to graduate. “You have to start with the end in mind – constantly monitor outcomes and data. That’s how to breed a culture of innovation and risk-taking.”
The man Jon Rysewyk is an Army brat with Knoxville as his first permanent home. He came here to attend UT and has stayed for 17 years. He has two daughters, ages 7 and 10, both students at Shannondale Elementary School, and the family attends Fellowship Church on Middlebrook Pike. He most recently served as supervisor of secondary education. He joined Knox County Schools in 2002 as a science teacher at Karns High School, after serving previously as a science teacher in the Roane County Schools. He was appointed as an assistant principal at Fulton in 2004 and as principal in 2008. Rysewyk holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee. He also holds an educational specialist degree from Tennessee Tech and a doctorate in educational administration from East Tennessee State University.
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A sweet interlude By Libby Morgan Farmers markets within Teresa Cooper’s preferred drive time get an extra-special treat when she shows up. Cooper brings her crop of baked goodies to sweeten the harvest among all the healthy vegetables, fruits and other farm yields. Bread, cakes, turnovers and cookies travel well, but to experience her chocolates and candies you’ll have to catch her at her shop on Karen Lane just across Hwy. 33 from Red Gate. Union Countians know her from her 20-year career as owner of Teresa’s Bakery, and before that, her children’s day care center, Teresa’s Tiny Tots in Maynardville. Her Union County roots go deeper yet, as she is the daughter of Joe Day, principal of Horace Maynard High School from 1976 until his death in 1985. Teresa and her husband, Mike Cooper, who’s worked at Big Ridge State Park almost 40 years, have three grown kids, Brittney, Blair and Brian, and two grandsons, Jacob and Michael. Custom cakes are just one of Teresa’s Bakery specialties. There are 400 shapes to choose from, something for every occasion. “The favorite, though, is the pie. My homemade chocolate and coconut pies have always been very popular,” says Cooper. “The bread is something I’ve started making recently.
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Teresa Cooper with a few of her creations: (clockwise from left) fluff y turnovers; rodeo-themed cookies; a huge loaf of bread; a watering can with candy flowers; a chocolate toolbox with tools to go in it; a baby shoe with candies; a chocolate sewing kit with tiny “spools of thread” and tools; and SpongeBob, Elmo and UT cookies. Above her are a few of her hundreds of shaped cake pans. It’s a good seller at the markets. I make white, wheat and cinnamon raisin.” Teresa’s Bakery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, unless it’s one of her market days where you’ll find her at Norris on a Monday afternoon, New Harvest on Thursday, or the Wednesdays in July Maynardville market. Info: 865-705-3767
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Stay safe in summer heat By Rob Webb Summer is in full swing in East Tennessee and that means long, hot and humid days. July and August are the hottest months of the year, and Rural/Metro is urging the community to keep heat safety in mind and to limit time spent in the sun. The most serious of heat-related illnesses is Webb heat stroke, which occurs when the body is unable to control its temperature. When heat is excessive, body temperature rises rapidly and is unable to cool down on its own. In some serious cases, temperatures rise to 106 degrees or higher within 10-15 minutes. This can lead Rowland Rent-to-Own is coming back to the Fountain City area and will open by Aug. 1 at 5707 to permanent disability or even death if N. Broadway (near Skatetown). Janie Yoder (pictured) has been the manager at the store for 21 emergency treatment is not provided. years and is excited to be back in the area after a five year absence. â€œLook for the same family, On average, more than 675 people die same management and same values as before,â€? she said. Rowlandâ€™s will host a grand opening from complications related to extreme soon to officially welcome customers. The store on Magnolia will remain open and the home heat each year in the United States. While office will be housed in the new location. Info: 688-5777. Photo by Ruth White everyone is at risk for heat stroke, the most susceptible groups are senior citizens and young children. The elderly do they not adjust as well to sudden changes in temperature and are more likely to take prescription medicine that impairs the bodyâ€™s ability to regulate temperature. Parents should be mindful about their childrenâ€™s prolonged exposure to summer Dana Evans, Audrey heat. Leaving young ones in parked cars is Evans, 6, and Eli Evans, a life-threatening danger during these hot 11, from North Knoxmonths â€“ even if the window is open. This ville produce art using
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Nick South moves to Asheville Knoxville native and UT graduate Nick South was recently named executive director of South CollegeAsheville. South, former director of project development for the South College School of Pharmacy in
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News from New Harvest Park Farmers Market Come for a Canning Q&A session with Heather Kyle, UT extension officer, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the New Harvest Park Pavilion. Kyle will also present the latest canning tips and tricks. She will test pressure canner lids from 3-5 p.m.
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