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Traffic signal for Emory Road A traffic light is coming to Gibbs, but it’s not at the crossroads – at least not yet. Knox County Commission has approved a signal for Emory Road at the intersection with Fairview Road Dave Wright and Thompson School Road. Commissioner Dave Wright called it Harbison’s west bypass. “We’ve been pushing for this since Jack Huddleston served (on County Commission),� Wright said. “Now the state has taken it on because of safety concerns.� He said the “bypass� would serve the community when intersection improvements to Emory Road at Tazewell Pike (Harbison’s Crossroads) finally get started. On another matter, Wright wants Knox County to surplus and sell the 2.5 acres on Tazewell Pike where the old convenience center was located. He said he might have to go down himself and clean it up before it goes on the auction block. Wright wants to get the property back on the tax rolls and to avoid liability associated with ownership. – S. Clark

Cistern dedication at Halls High The Beaver Creek Task Force and the Knox County Stormwater Management department will dedicate a 1,500 gallon state-of-the-art cistern (which Shopper-News reporter Jake Mabe told you about in the Aug. 5 edition) 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Halls High. The cistern was installed to capture stormwater for irrigation use in the Halls High School greenhouse. The dedication is also a celebration of the Stormwater Management department’s Adopt-A-Watershed program in Knox County Schools. Professionally installed by Rainwater Resources, the cistern system was funded through part of a $1 million grant.

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Beaver Creek blockage By Jake Mabe

A Knox County Engineering and Public Works crew removed two major debris jams in the stretch of Beaver Creek that runs behind Fountaincrest subdivision last Wednesday. Senior director Dwight Van de Vate said in an email Friday that the county was alerted about a flooding problem by resident Bonnie Holloway. “(Gene) Holloway told us when we met that it sounded ‘like there Holloway was a waterfall’ behind their house when it rained. Once we saw this debris jam, we understood why!� Knox County Watershed Coordinator Roy Arthur said Engineering and Public Works crews have identified every Beaver Creek debris jam from Maynardville Highway to Dry Gap Pike. “(Removing the jams) will also help the blueway A Knox County Engineering and Public Works crew removes a debris jam along Beaver Creek water trail in addition to the localized flooding,� Arthur said. behind Fountaingate subdivision. Bonnie Holloway has been documenting flooding and rainfall along Beaver Creek since 2007. The Holloways have lived in their home for 45 years. “It didn’t used to (flood) like this,� Bonnie says. “We knew something had changed.� She said heavy flooding this summer got so bad at one point that she and her husband “couldn’t go out in our yard because of the odor.� Holloway discovered that Hallsdale Powell Utility District has a manhole in neighboring Halls Heights that overflows and contributes to the flood. A neighbor, whose property in Halls Heights is The debris jam before the workers arrived

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A shot of Beaver Creek after the workers finished

WHY can’t Knox County By Sandra Clark

build greenways?

Even when the state hands over a half million dollars for a walking trail and despite Knox County sitting on a hefty fund balance, it can’t seem to get around to buildtaille estimates 15 miles of paved ing greenways. and 30 miles of natural trails. Ashe hired Young in 1994 and she remained on the job until The county doesn’t get it done 2011 at a salary in the range of despite hiring a succession of four her county counterpart. Although greenway coordinators to handle now retired, she is clearly frustratthe job, which is open again, at an ed by the county’s lack of progress on greenway expansion. annual salary of $40,078. “Even if people didn’t like me, Some say lack of support from the mayor’s office and the coun- they respected me, because I got it ty commission account for the done,� she said. “My biggest goals county’s failings. Yet greenways, were getting old people to food sidewalks and trails are among and kids to school. ... (Knox Counthe most requested and used as- ty) has never shown any interest in pects of county government. If you putting one at a school that I didn’t doubt that, check the sidewalks think of first, which is crazy, since they have so much more opportualong Emory Road. The city’s 45 trails and green- nity. Why not put the Northshore ways thrive in every sector from greenway all the way down to the Adair Park in Fountain City to the new school?� In Halls last week, Bataille William Hastie Trails in South Knox. The inventory includes said the Tennessee Department of more than 50 miles of paved gre- Transportation’s 3-year deadline enways and another 15.3 miles for completion of the Clayton Park of unpaved trails, most of which project has been difficult to meet were constructed during the ad- because of staff turnover. Thenministration of former Mayor Vic- Sen. Jamie Woodson pushed the tor Ashe and former greenway co- $500,000 grant through with support of Gov. Phil Bredesen’s ordinator Donna Young. We won’t even mention the ex- administration. “TDOT put a requirement on pansive trails system in Farragut where the town has made ameni- that we have to get the process completed within three years, ties for its residents a priority. The county’s web page lists 19 which is enough time if everytrails/greenways, including the thing works very well. But during Sarah Moore Greene Loop, which this time, we lost a greenways cois within the city limits. There’s ordinator and had to hire another no mileage tally, but county Parks one and this is one of those things and Recreation Director Doug Ba- where you’ve got to hit the ground

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running to stay on schedule. Dan Martin with PBA (Public Building Authority) has stepped in to help us meet the extended deadline.� Bataille said he works to stretch the county’s limited parks and greenways budget by looking for opportunities to partner with private enterprise in projects like Concord Dog Park, which started with a $100,000 PetSafe grant that was stretched by having county crews do much of the construction work. He plans to hire a new greenways coordinator very soon. Will Skelton was the co-founder and longtime chair of the Knoxville Greenways Coalition and is the emeritus chair of the city’s Greenways Commission. For years, he negotiated easement deals with property owners (almost never paying for the right-of-way) and has been “peripherally involved� in some county greenway negotiations. He is politely critical of the county’s efforts, but doesn’t blame Bataille. “Generally, county mayors and the commission haven’t been friendly to greenways, which is too bad, since there’s more undeveloped land in the county than in the city, where we were always going through people’s back yards.� County Mayor Tim Burchett said he’s got more important things to worry about than developing greenways. “The city doesn’t have a school

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Halls resident Bob Crye and Doug Bataille review a map of Clayton Park where the county has not spent a state greenway grant. Photo by S. Clark

system. The city doesn’t have a health department. They’ve got a fire department and brush pickup, basically. It’s a matter of priorities.� Treating greenways as a frill ignores their importance to health, community-building and even property values. Knox County has accumulated a soon-to-be-announced $50 million surplus. Give a bit of it back to the taxpayers by launching an aggressive program of greenways construction. And put somebody in charge who can get it done. Is Donna Young available? Betty Bean contributed to this report.

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Gibbs mad about middle school Commissioner Dave Wright will hold a meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Henry’s Deli and Bakery on Tazewell Pike to encourage community support for a new Gibbs Middle School.

Jake Mabe MY TWO CENTS Wright has been holding a series of meetings on the issue. Last Tuesday, he spoke to roughly 25 people for more than an hour at Henry’s. School board member Mike McMillan was also present. “This is the most important thing that is going to happen while I am on the Knox County Commission,” Wright says. Wright is encouraging all interested parties to attend Knox County Schools’ Insight Session meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Halls Elementary School, or one at 6 p.m. tonight (Monday, Oct. 7), at Carter Middle School. “If we don’t give community input into the (superintendent’s) next 5-year plan, if (building) a new Gibbs Middle School is not brought up, it won’t be brought up again (for five years).” Gibbs Middle School was closed in 1991. Currently, students who attend Gibbs Elementary attend Holston Middle School before attending Gibbs High. ■

Dave Wright

Photos by Jake Mabe

Sandra years ago at a church. Our friendship took flight whenever he’d stop by the old Shopper office from time to time. We like baseball. We’re Republicans. We like classic rock and classic country. We like Lincoln automobiles. (The difference is he can afford them and I can only afford to dream about them.) I found out last week we both love trains. David called to say he enjoyed an article I wrote about Jimmie Rodgers music, trains and hobos. “Meet me at your office,” he said. Up he pulls in a charcoal gray (my Camry’s color) 2012 Lincoln MK2. I’m already drooling. He takes me for a ride. He shows me his THX music system. We both say we’re incredulous that Gene Watson hasn’t been inducted into the Country Music

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David Marshall and I have to be related. We may be separated by just more than 30 years, but I call him my brother from a different mother. I met David and wife David Marshall

Busting up

Tressa Graves releases new book

A few years ago, I told you about Halls novelist Tressa Graves, who specializes in mysteries of the macabre. Graves has released a new book, “The Sawgrass Footpath.” “It’s about a doctor who leaves Virginia and moves to Tampa, Fla., after his mom and dad are brutally murdered,” Graves says. “”It turns out that the house he buys has a cult thing going on (in it) and the man who owned it before was the doctor he is replacing, who was also murdered.” She says the book is age

appropriate for adults 18 and older and includes some adult language. It is currently available in e-book form for $8.50 at Graves’ website (www. tressagraves.com) or at Amazon.com. Graves says the book can be downloaded to any computer because it is an Adobe file, so one does not need to own an e-reader to buy it. A sample chapter is available at the website. Those who purchase her book through her website will also receive a free ecopy of her new short story, “Rachel’s Widow.” “That (the short story) is the most enjoyable writing I’ve ever done. The story takes you into another world.” Graves says the novel will be released in paperbound form at a later date and that plans are already in the works for a sequel. Graves has embraced social media. She interacts with readers on her Facebook page and her website. She also received a certificate of appreciation from the second annual Warrior Transition Battalion (Wounded Warriors) Run, held April 11 in El Paso, Texas. It’s a group to which she contributes in part because of one of her readers, Darrell G. Mond. She is also asking fans to create a YouTube video and upload it to her website telling her how they enjoy the book. The winner will receive an autographed copy. About as close as I usually get to this genre is the tame 1960s ABC-TV daytime drama “Dark Shadows,” Alfred Hitchcock movies or a few Stephen King novels. But, I

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Tressa Graves’ book cover

have to tell you that Tressa’s book has me on the edge of my seat, heart pumping, pulse pounding, waiting to see what happens next. “When it comes to scaring people, I think I know what I’m doing.”

Graves can be contacted through her agent, Derek Spratley, at dlspratley@ aol.com or through manager Sam Hamilton at wfg hamilton@gmail.com. “Pull Up A Chair” with Jake Mabe at jakemabe.blogspot.com.

National Night Out! Elijah Elliott gets into the spirit of things during National Night Out at Stewart Ridge subdivision in Halls last week. Photo by Faye Heydasch

Beaver Brook Nine Hole golf group Beaver Brook Nine Hole women’s golf group results for Play with the Pros are: (tie for first) Shirley Spignardo, Joan Funkhouser, Louise Nelson and Karen

Brown; and Susie Schneider, Beverly Dunbar, Susan LeCoultre, Carol McGhee and Nicole Workman. Both teams scored 62.

Smith wages war on signs By Sandra Clark

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adjacent to the Holloways’ property, said he had spotted a debris jam in Beaver Creek. “I can’t tell you how many people at the county I talked to. But they kept saying, ‘It’s not our problem, it’s the property owners’ problem,’” Bonnie Holloway said. Finally, after talking with Shopper-News editor Sandra Clark, Holloway attended the Halls B&P meeting and spoke with Arthur, who said he would talk to Van de Vate. “Dwight called back. He was very nice and made an appointment for Heath Haun

Hall of Fame. When we get to lunch (we both said “Arby’s” at the same time), he hands me the latest copy of Trains magazine and two DVDs, one about two Norfolk & Western engines, the other about the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. “I can’t believe we’ve never talked about trains before.” David is a Coast Guard veteran who served in Vietnam. He’s “a former Buckeye” who loves the Cincinnati Reds but says Knox County is the best place he’s ever lived. When we arrive at the office, he thanks me and says he’ll have me out to his house on my day off. Just as I am getting out of the car, Watson’s “14 Carat Mind” comes on David’s player. “That’s the perfect ending,” David says. I just shake my head. Brothers from different mothers, that’s us.

and him to (visit) Aug. 28.” Haun navigated the creek, Holloway says, and found more than 40 jams, five of which were large enough to cause flooding. “Three of the five were in the back part of Fountaincrest.” Haun had smaller crews with chainsaws working at the site. Holloway said that helped the water recede in 24 hours during the last major rain. The big equipment arrived last week. Holloway says so far, so good. “I think it will at least get it down to a tolerable level.”

Commissioner R. Larry Smith has carried his war on the furniture store formerly known as Mynatt’s to the county’s law department. He told residents last week the store “has until Nov. 27 to close for good.” Smith has personally removed the store’s sale signs from highway rights-of-way and said “it’s the biggest complaint I get.” Smith was at the Halls Senior Center with representatives from the Sheriff’s Office and several county departments. Doug Bataille, director of Parks and Recreation, said progress on Clayton Park in Halls has been slow because his department and Public Works are doing the work in-house. “The rough grading is almost finished,” he said. The county will finish a

driveway into the park and build a picnic pavilion and restrooms. Bataille confirmed that Knox County Schools owns the tennis courts on Andersonville Pike. He said Schumpert Park will get a full disc golf course with “another nine holes built into the woods.” Captain Bobby Hubbs of the Sheriff’s Office said residential car burglaries are “hot” as thieves target unlocked vehicles to steal GPS devices. “They will walk into an open garage to steal trimmers or chain saws,” he said. “Leave those garage doors down.” Jim Snowden, deputy director of Engineering and Public Works, said Knox County is currently acquiring right-of-way for the Halls Connector, which will add lanes on Norris Freeway and revamp Maynard-

Knox County Commissioner R. Larry Smith (center) talks with Erica Spires and Gary Watson during Smith’s public forum at the Halls Senior Center. Photo by S. Clark ville Pike from Doris Circle to Emory Road. “Hopefully, we can start construction this time next year,” he said. Knox County is expecting the state to fund construction. Maynardville Highway

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The last significant dam built by TVA was the Tellico Dam in Monroe County in the 1980s. The fight was long and hard. A new book is out by one of the attorneys in the decadelong battle over the dam. Zygmunt Plater was a UT law professor during part of the battle and now is a law professor at Boston College in Massachusetts.

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The book is “The Snail Darter and the Dam” published by Yale University Press and available here in Knoxville at Union Avenue Bookstore as well as Barnes and Noble. A book signing was held recently at Union Avenue Bookstore where many of those who fought the dam attended to see Professor Plater again. This is must reading for a behind-the-scenes understanding of what happened 28 years ago. Items of interest include News Sentinel columnist Sam Venable quoted as saying he was told by News Sentinel management at the time not to write about the dam as Venable was an opponent. Ralph Millett was the editor then and strongly backed the dam. He did not want contrary articles being carried in his paper. Today’s News Sentinel management led by Jack McElroy welcomes contrary views on many issues. Then Gov. Winfield Dunn opposed the dam and took political heat for doing so. When asked recently about this, he emailed back, “Never forget the day Wagner (Red Wagner, TVA board chair) took me on a flying view of his realm. We just didn’t hit it off!” The rest of Tennessee’s political establishment of the day strongly backed the dam as bringing jobs to the Valley. However, the book points out that TVA was condemning more than 400 acres of land owned by farmers along the Little Tennessee River when only 3 or 4 acres would be flooded. Why? Because TVA wanted to develop the land which later became second homes for affluent property owners while the small farmer had his land taken. Property rights were discarded. In the 1960s, then U.S. Rep. Bill Brock sponsored

legislation to require a jury trial in TVA land condemnation cases to determine the amount to be paid to the landowner. TVA opposed it and Brock was not able to secure passage. TVA in those days was even more arrogant than today. Local trout fishermen such as Charlie Tombras and Joe Congleton are mentioned in the book, along with Will Skelton who has championed the outdoors for years. Al Gore is described in the book as advocating a GAO study of the cost/benefits of the project while privately urging GAO not to pursue the study. Plater argues that one reason he was denied tenure at the UT College of Law was his very public fight against the dam. Allin-all a fascinating book. ■ Last Thursday, Oct. 3, was the city of Knoxville’s 222nd birthday which apparently was not known by the city. In fact, when city spokesperson Jesse Mayshark was asked what the city was planning to do for Oct. 3, he did not remember it was the city’s birthday. Once it was explained it was the day the city was established in 1791, he indicated Mayor Rogero would be out of town that day. However, he did agree that the city ought to look at plans to celebrate its 225th birthday in 2016 which would be the first year of Mayor Rogero’s second term in office assuming she is re-elected in 2015. ■ It was the city’s bicentennial celebration in 1991 led by Sue Clancy, Roseanne Wolfe, Carolyn Jensen and others that led to the idea of Fort Kid, Knoxville’s Bicentennial Playground, being built over five days. It is now threatened with closure despite having a fund of $60,000 managed by Beth Waters to renovate it. ■ Mayshark, however, is actively promoting the Centennial Celebration of the Conservation Expo this Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Chilhowee Park. Public invited. Mayor Rogero will speak along with Leila Pinchot, the great-granddaughter of famed conservationist Gifford Pinchot. This is worth attending. ■ Gov. Bill Haslam attended the Green Tie Gala for the Knoxville Botanical Gardens on last Friday night on Wimpole Avenue. This year he placed $500,000 in the state budget for development of the gardens in East Knoxville.

A-4 • OCTOBER 7, 2013 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY Shopper news

The Sheriff hits the highways By Sandra Clark The best thing ever to happen to Jimmy “JJ.” Jones might be Bobby Waggoner. Sheriff Jones is running for re-election despite that pesky two-terms limit thing.

Waggoner is roaring up on the outside track, with a huff and a puff and perhaps a gotcha. So J.J. has kicked it up a gear. He showed up on National Night Out in his crisp blue uniform to visit

as many of the 60 neighborhood events as he could reach, within the speed limits, of course. He detoured to the Council of West Knox County Homeowners to discuss his program to share crime data through the website, knoxsheriff.org. “We’ve had these statis-

Commissioners impact county races Not long after city voters sleepwalk through an election cycle that has generated less interest than a onelegged hopscotch contest, the 2014 county election cycle will begin. Nov. 22 is the first day to pick up nominating petitions for the Knox County primary election. The qualifying deadline is Feb. 20, 2014, at noon. What is considered an offyear election in most venues is a “long ballot” election in Knox County, with most offices in the courthouse, except the county commission, law director and property assessor, up for grabs. This year will be different. A 2008 charter referendum designed to fi x glitches resulting from the long-delayed enforcement of term limits reduced the number of county commissioners from 19 to 11 – one per district plus two at-large. Seven district commis-

Betty Bean sioners elected in 2010 got six-year terms designed to eliminate the possibility of the entire commission being removed at once. Those terms run until 2016. The only commission seats on the 2014 ballot will be District 3 (now held by Tony Norman), District 7 (now held by R. Larry Smith) and the at-large seats held by Ed Shouse – an all-butannounced candidate for Trustee – and Mike Hammond, who has announced his intention not to run for re-election but is believed to be preparing to run for Criminal Court Clerk against incumbent Joy McCroskey. Norman and Smith are term limited and Norman says he’s counting the days

until he gets his life back. No candidates have announced to succeed him, but there was an ominous event last week in Norwood: Ivan Harmon showed up for Neighborhood Night Out with his family in tow – his first such appearance since the last time he ran for office (which, this being Ivan Harmon, wasn’t actually that long ago). A former member of county commission, city council and city school board who has twice run for mayor, he has been out of office for eight years and is eligible to serve on commission again if elected. He must be considered a threat to any vacancy. Smith hasn’t said what he’s going to do, but like Harmon, he is unlikely to willingly leave public life on anything but a temporary basis. His former friend Michele Carringer served a year as his 7th District seat-

By Indya Kincannon Jake, Sandra, You wrote: Think about your kid or a kid you know. Does their experience with Knox County Schools prepare them for college or a job? If so, you should thank a teacher. If not, you should get behind Jim McIntyre and his band of bean-counters to reform Knox County Schools. There’s not much middle ground. I think about my kids (and kids across Knox county) every day. I have no doubt that Knox County Schools is doing a much better job preparing kids for college and career today than in the past. Much better. For this I thank our teachers and I support Dr. McIntyre. I was inspired to run for school board when I saw how far behind KCS was compared to my public education in Virginia a generation ago. I am thrilled that students and teachers are now being held to a higher standard. We have suffered

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mate after she was appointed to replace Scott Moore, who was ousted in 2009. The relationship soured when she ran against Smith in 2010. Thanks to Smithsupported redistricting, she is now a resident of the 2nd District where incumbent Amy Broyles will serve until 2016. Carringer is running hard to take Hammond’s place in the at-large seat. In August, radio personality Bob Thomas announced that he wants Hammond’s seat, too. He’s sealing the deal with a baloney-cutting at Powell Auction and Realty this week. His list of supporters is impressive and growing. So if Shouse announces that he’s running for Trustee, look for Carringer to shift her attention to the other at-large seat quicker than you can say Ivan Harmon for mayor/county commission/city council.

Complacency v. progress, not McIntyre v. teachers from complacency for far too long. The way you’ve solicited feedback about schools has resulted in skewed Kincannon re spon se s. Yes, we have challenges. We can do a better job implementing change and heeding guidance from teachers. But did you hear from teachers who believe we’re moving in the right direction? What about parents? Students? While I share concerns about excessive testing I also appreciate the community’s need for accountability. We have to strike a balance. In my own small survey, which is just as reliable as yours, my 5th grader says there seems to be less testing than in the past and that testing is “no big deal.” My 7th grader’s main concerns (aside from social drama) are about how hard she is

being pushed academically. This is a good thing. You’re creating a false dichotomy for your readers. The debate should not be McIntyre versus Teachers, but Complacency versus Progress. Our efforts need to be collaborative, not adversarial. We need to listen and learn from each other if we’re going to make real progress. Change is hard. KCS and Dr. McIntyre have made missteps, but they’re getting a lot right too. I don’t want to change so fast that everyone revolts or gives up, but I don’t want to twiddle our thumbs for another generation. I don’t want to be like the slow integrationist school board of the 1960s, who thought integrating one grade at a time was just fine. Education delayed is education denied. Kids only get one chance. You say it’s about the kids. I agree. Today our college completion rates are too low. Employers say our graduates aren’t ready, academically or as far as

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soft skills like adaptability and teamwork. Too often higher-skilled (and higherpaying) jobs have to be filled from out-of-state recruits. We can do better. Our schools will always be works in progress, but the bleak portrait you’ve painted is not at all what I see as a parent of two KCS students or as a school board member firmly committed to doing what’s best for our kids. Indya Kincannon represents District 2 on the Board of Education.

GOV NOTES ■ Fountain City Republican Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Shoney on Broadway. Dinner at 6; meeting at 7. Council member Nick Pavlis will speak. ■ Cake Auction fundraiser for Knox GOP is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Beaver Brook on Cunningham Road in Halls. Tim Burchett is host.


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ane Kiffin gets fired, the Federal government gets shut down. That’s the way news is: some good, some bad. But take heart. In my news items for today “good” is ahead 2 to 1. First off is further information that was recently announced concerning a rare bird adventure that occurred nearly two years ago. Back in December 2011, the word was out that a big bird never before seen in Tennessee was hanging out down at the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge at Blythe Ferry with a few thousand of the wintering sandhill cranes. Grandma and I, on the way home from Christmas festivities at Son’s home in north Alabama, stopped by late on the afternoon of Dec. 26, 2011. There, with a crowd of folks from as far away as Florida, Missouri and Oregon, we saw and watched the famous traveler, a hooded crane. Hooded cranes hatch and live in the remote depths of eastern Russia and winter on an island in southern Japan. Individuals have been known to travel 1,000 miles or more from their usual haunts, but this one was halfway around the world from its home. But there it was, feeling comfortable in that crowd of fellow cranes, sandhills, and a couple of only slightly less rare whooping cranes. The good news? The Tennessee Bird Record Committee of the Tennessee Ornithological Society, as their counterparts in all state birding organizations do, studied the occurrence to be absolutely sure this hooded crane was a truly wild, free-flying bird. They identified the locations of every hooded crane known to be in captivity in the United States; all were accounted for. So, after more than a year of evaluation, they have announced that this was a legitimate sighting of a wild bird. This means that all

UT NOTES ■ Bruce Behn, the Deloitte LLP Professor, has received the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Special Recognition Award and the American Accounting Association (AAA) Outstanding Service Award. Behn is head of the Department of Accounting and Information Management in the College of Business Administration and a faculty fellow in the college’s Center for Business and Economic Research. ■ Annette Engel, the Jones Associate Professor of Aqueous Geochemistry in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for $794,000 to lead a research group to learn more about unique clams, called lucinids, and the role they play in the ecosystem. The project is part of the NSAF’s Dimensions of Biodiversity program. ■ Wanda Costen, associate professor in Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant for the 20132014 academic year. She is studying gender inequality, specifically the social closure barriers that prevent women’s upward career mobility, in the resort industry in Jamaica. In addition to her research, Costen is teaching in the Department of Management Studies within the Mona School of Business and Management at the University of West Indies-Mona.

Sandhill crane Hooded crane who saw it can add hooded crane to their life list of birds seen, something only a few dozen birders in Tennessee can say! Speaking of the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge, the next Sandhill Crane Festival is coming up Jan. 1819. Headquarters will be at the Birchwood School, with shuttles to the crane viewing site. Go down and see birds as Mother Nature intended, by the thousands. But don’t be expecting to see another hooded crane. The next news item is the one I consider bad. On its website, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) has proudly announced that the firstever-for-Tennessee hunting season for sandhill cranes will be from Nov. 28 to Jan. 1. There will be a drawing at the Birchwood School (the

same one that will be the headquarters for the ensuing Crane Festival) and 400 lucky hunters will win the privilege to blast up to three of the 5-foot tall, 6-feet wingspan birds out of the sky, a process the TWRA calls “harvesting.” Maybe those 1,200 dead cranes will make great Christmas dinners. The TWRA website helpfully provides links to sources for good recipes for cooking cranes. Hopefully, the rare whooping cranes, the ones trained to migrate with ultralight aircraft that sometimes winter at Hiwassee, will be spared. Those who win the drawing for hunting permits will be required to take an online crane identification course to learn the difference between the two crane species. However, in

the air, a whooping crane looks a lot more like a sandhill crane than a cow on the ground looks like a deer. We all know that story. Time will tell. Upon considerable reflection, though, I was led to wonder why the TWRA couldn’t offer an alternative solution for those who delight in killing big birds. Instead of blasting the beautiful cranes from the sky, why couldn’t the TWRA issue free, unlimited permits for Canada geese? The Canada geese in these parts adorn all our green spaces, foul the environs and prefer not to migrate, or even to fly. Hunters could even save on ammunition costs by walking up and “harvesting” them with a big stick. Fewer geese. Cleaner grass. Meat on the table. Seems like a win-win to me.

Back to some more good news. On Sept. 20, at the sixth annual Legacy Parks picnic, Gov. Bill Haslam announced that Knox County’s Seven Islands Wildlife Refuge was to be transferred next year to the state of Tennessee to become the 56th state park. It will be renamed the Seven Islands State Birding Park. The park is to be managed primarily for wildlife, and Haslam said that he envisions the new state park becoming “the flagship of a statewide birding tour.” The 391-acre park in southeast Knox County, bounded by the French Broad River, is on land largely donated by Pete and Linda Claussen, and then carefully tended and intensively studied by Knox County Parks and Recreation, the University of Ten-

nessee and the Knoxville Bird Club. They’ve chalked up 183 species of birds out there, with lots of other wild things to go along with them. And a state birding tour? Not a farfetched idea, folks. Close to 20 other states have excellent ones, drawing in millions of tourist dollars. Some of our neighbors – Virginia, Kentucky, Alabama, Florida – have nice ones. Most consist of well-marked routes to good birding hotspots across their states, with good access, and lots of information on websites, in brochures, booklets, signs, and kiosks; trails, boardwalks through marshes and even nice visitors’ centers in some locations. When Grandma and I were planning our spring birding trip to Wisconsin for last June, a single phone call brought me five large, detailed brochures, one for each region of the state, all under the title “Great Wisconsin Birding and Nature Trail.” I used the information to plan our trip, and we enjoyed two weeks of beautiful scenery, fine campgrounds and excellent birding. We checked off 132 species of birds in Wisconsin, and left behind a number of the aforementioned tourist dollars. Tennessee has all the excellent outdoor resources in place to be able to follow suit. They just need to do it and get the message out. Seven Islands would be a great place to start.

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Open dates are the best of times This week is an open date. Open dates are great. Tennessee almost never loses. Time off from regularly scheduled programming offers the opportunity to catch up with burning issues, whether to pay college football players by the hour, game or touchdown, whether they will unionize and go on strike if no cash is forthcoming and whether Arian Foster committed heresy in admitting he received under-the-table tacos as a Volunteer. Reactions to the Foster confession came tumbling into my e-mail box. “Why would a supposed Vol for life kiss and tell?” “He never looked hungry.” “He must be starving for attention.” “What I remember most

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about Arian were his untimely fumbles.” Ouch! Considering Foster’s 650 carries, he did not fumble often but his drops were costly. Penn State and Florida returned loose balls for touchdowns. Miscues against UCLA and Auburn are still blamed for lost games. ■ Lane Kiffin has been available for a week and still no hint of employment. Wonder why nobody ever linked Lane with the Reggie Bush scandal at Southern Cal? He was in the neighborhood.

Do you think the next famous coach of the Trojans will keep ex-Vol Tee Martin as an assistant? ■ Stone engraver Buddy Mulkey has added a host of new names to the Tennessee lettermen’s wall of fame. Old Vols, bless them, pay the bill. Be reminded that Pat Shires, Gordon Polofsky, Gene Moeller and Bob Davis devoted many, many hours to transform a dream into this forever monument. ■ Sixty years ago student spirit was thought to be very, very weak at the University of Tennessee. With a goal of waking up the echoes and bringing down the thunder, the UT Pep Club conducted a contest to choose the school’s first mascot. The winner was a perfectly formed blu-

etick coonhound – friendly, active, intelligent. Tom Mattingly’s book about the Smokey lineage and what happened when is educational for the modern fan and a treasure for us old-timers. This is an unsolicited endorsement. ■ There is a movement among certain former athletes to capture a piece of the plump college pie. Focal point is the so-called Ed O’Bannon lawsuit about dollars changing hands between EA Sports, the NCAA, member institutions and Collegiate Licensing Company. Ed, the former UCLA basketball player, and others who joined this legal chase say everyone seems to be profiting from video games except the studentathletes, whose likenesses drive the large industry.

‘Blessed’ money So (the Pharisees) asked him, “Teacher, we know that you are right in what you say and teach, and you show deference to no one, but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to the emperor, or not?” But he perceived their craftiness and said to them, “Show me a denarius. Whose head and whose title does it bear?” They said, “The emperor’s.” He said to them, “Then give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they were not able in the presence of the people to trap him by what he said; and being amazed by his answer, they became silent. (Luke 20: 21-26 NRSV)

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The NCAA severed affiliation with EA Sports and is trying to escape the net. Several current collegians, attracted to the idea of sharing loot, joined the suit. Off to the side is developing idea of boosting scholarships to cover the actual cost of going to school – an occasional date, iPhone 5, a full tank and sharper shoes. ■ Sharing proceeds with football and basketball players isn’t totally illogical. I do believe they are the game. But how about crosscountry runners, golfers and rowers who generate no revenue? At most schools, they live off football profits. Should they receive supplemental pay? Dare not exclude women who spend much but earn little. The feds have a law to defend.

The next development is the formation of the National College Players Association, an advocacy group founded by former UCLA football player Ramogi Huma. It wants value added to scholarships, better health care for college athletes and the removal of NCAA restrictions on parttime jobs. This group is not yet called a union but it looks and sounds like one. If it is a union but fails to negotiate significant gains, how far away is the first college football strike? An hour before kickoff? After the band plays the national anthem? What happens to poor little ESPN? And what happens to fans in this forthcoming conflict?

to the church. It is blessed money, and does not count as income.” Now, in my church tradition, the offering is received by the ushers, laid on the altar table, prayed over and blessed by God. So it is true that money given to the church is blessed and used for the furtherance of the Kingdom. Even so, it still counts as income when the tax collector comes around. Then you can deduct it. I am surprised, shocked, and, yes, disillusioned when a fellow American (especially one who claims to be a Christian) cheats on his taxes. I may be weird, but I have never objected to paying my taxes. I am blessed to be an American citizen. I have earned a reasonable living, and I have enjoyed the pro-

tection and services of a stable government. I have also, at times, claimed my right to criticize said government. Jesus’ point in his response to the Pharisees was that they owed their taxes to the much-hated Roman government, and that they also owed their tithes and their hearts and their souls and their very lives to God. It is a lesson we all need to hear and heed. As I write, our government has just shut down. (So much for a stable government!) My husband, however, assures me that October extensions are still due. So, perhaps the adage is true: the only sure and certain things in life are death and taxes! Well, death, taxes and the love, grace, and mercy of God.

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Even the younger kids found ways to help out by hand washing the playground equipment at Fountain City Park. Pictured are Noah VanHorn, Nate Thomas, Rye Huff, Paige VanHorn, Macy Williams, Witt Norris and Abby Thomas. Photos by Cindy Taylor

Outside the box in North Knox By Cindy Taylor Fellowship North Knoxville held its second Outside the Box in North Knox event Sept. 29. The congregation met in the sanctuary for a brief time of prayer then headed out to minister to the community at off-campus locations. “There are no strings attached to this opportunity for service,” said pastor Michael Thomas. “Just the practical love of Jesus reaching places and people in need in our community. If we get an opportunity to share the gospel we’ll do that.” Church volunteers found areas in need at Northwest Middle School, Fountain City Park, Whittle Springs

Middle School, Northgate Terrace and Knox Area Rescue Ministry. Northwest Middle School assistant principal Amanda Cagle worked alongside the church group. “We are trying to change the culture of the school,” said Cagle. “We want the kids pumped to be at school, and I think when they see the effort put into the school by the teachers and community, it makes the culture shift.” Fellowship North Knoxville ministers in this fashion every fifth Sunday. The north campus is located at 3203 Tazewell Pike. Worship time is 10 a.m. Sundays.

Community mourns Saxon Cochran Saxon Tran Cochran passed away Sept. 25. Saxon was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer for children, me t a s t at ic adult colon cancer, and fought a Cochran tough battle for more than 15 months. Cochran was born in Vietnam and came to the United States on April 8, 2001, at the age of 19 months. He became part of the Cochran family – Paul, Lori, Spencer and Maycie – and a beloved member of the Halls community. He was funny and loved to laugh but could disappear into his Lego room for hours and be content. He will forever be remembered for loving the color green, playing golf, having a great sense of humor, being creative and having a heart for others. He touched the hearts of many, especially the students at Halls High School who took

to wearing green to honor and pray for him. During his celebration of life, Saxon’s friends spoke and shared memories of their time together. They remembered the good times and smiled at the memories. One of the pastors at the celebration said that it is OK to be sad, but to remember the big picture and know that they would be reunited with Saxon in heaven one day. The Cochran family would like to thank the community, family and friends for their loving support during Saxon’s battle, and for the prayers, gifts and love showered over them.

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Harris named to CHS Wall of Fame By Jim Tumblin Charles E. “C.E.” Harris will be inducted into the Central High School Wall of Fame at the annual breakfast Saturday, Nov. 2. C.E. was born Nov. 6, 1915, at the Carden House in Englewood, Tenn. His parents were Charles Leonard Harris and Minnie Beatrice Borin Harris. The family later moved to Knox County. The second of five children, C.E. was raised on the family farm in the Roseberry Community in East Knox County off Millertown Pike. After attending Skaggston Elementary School, he graduated from Central High in 1935. He worked in the accounting department at the Rogers Motor Co., the local Cadillac dealer, to finance his college education at the

C.E. Harris Knoxville B Business i C College. ll Harris began his successful career with the venerable H.T. Hackney Co. in 1945, when he was employed by Ben Morton and his son Julian, who managed the company in succession from 1899-1971. As early as the 1970s and 1980s, Hackney operated in

several states, had 10 wholesale grocery houses, three cash-and-carry houses, a large institutional foods division, an oil distributor, a group of Pride Markets and a realty company. When Harris assumed the role vacated when Julian Morton died of a heart attack at his desk in 1975, he was well prepared. He had gone to work for Morton in 1945 at the Tulip Town Supermarket in Oak Ridge’s Grove Center. Then he became responsible for the fiscal control of several of Morton’s interests around the Atomic City. Later, he worked on special assignments for J. Allen Smith Co. (White Lily Flour) and served as office and credit manager for Hackney in the general offices on

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Gay Street. He supervised a major acquisition not long after assuming the top leadership role when Hackney acquired the Jellico Grocery Co., which had warehouse operations in Jellico, Harlan, Middlesboro, Somerset, Corbin, Oneida and Elizabethton. He served on the board of directors of both the Park National and the First American banks, was a longtime member of the Downtown Rotary Club, a member of the U.S. Industrial Council, the Downtown Knoxville Association, the Greater Smoky Mountains Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Knoxville YMCA (National Red and Silver Triangle Awards) and the United Way. Community leaders called

Charles E. “C.E.” Harris was the chief executive officer for the H.T. Hackney Co. for several years. He donated his home on Westland Drive along with 10 acres of land to the Knox County Association of Baptists for their offices and other ancillary uses. Photo courtesy of Bill Harris

on him to lend his budget expertise to the planning for the 1982 World’s Fair. He established accounting methods and procedures which contributed to the fair’s success. Additionally, he was a layperson, deacon, Sunday school teacher, trustee and chair of many committees of Central Baptist Church of Bearden. A past member of the executive board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention and the Board of Trustees of Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes, he was also an associate chair of Layman’s Bible Week in Washington, D.C. Harris served two terms as a trustee of Carson-Newman College (now University), was a director of Religious Heritage of America in St. Louis and received its Outstanding Community Leadership Award. He has left an enduring legacy in many areas, particularly by the donation of his home and 10 acres on the corner of Westland Drive and Morrell Road for the benefit of Baptist ministries. The Knox County Association of Baptists now maintains handsome offices on the premises, visiting

missionaries are housed in the former residence, the community can picnic at the outdoor Harris pavilion and the Central Baptist soccer program uses the recreation field. Preceded in death in 2002 by his beloved wife of 64 years, Dorothy Wilson Harris, Charles Edgar Harris passed away on June 14, 2005, at age 89. He was survived by his two sons, Charles Edgar “Ed” Harris Jr. and William “Bill” Harris, and by six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. After services at Rose Mortuary, he was interred in Highland Memorial Cemetery. The 12th annual CHS Wall of Fame Breakfast will be held at the Central High School Commons at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. The ceremony will follow in the school auditorium. Tickets are $20 each and are available at the school office and from CHS Alumni Association and CHS Foundation representatives. Call R. Larry Smith (922-5433) or the school office (689-1400) for more info. Sylvia Blankenship Williams and Stephen Land will also be inducted.

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Shopper-News Presents Miracle Makers

Pilot program has principal ‘fired up’ By Betsy Pickle South-Doyle Middle School principal Beth Blevins is fired up. She traveled with a group of Tennessee principals to Shanghai – which has one of the most successful and highly-touted education systems in the world – to observe and analyze the teaching method used there. And like a true red-blooded American, she found areas in which the USA is No. 1! “One of the things that I thought was profound was, they’ve been doing this for 10 years, and we already have a lot of things in place that it’s taken them 10 years to put in place,” says Blevins, who spent a week in China in September. She isn’t ready to rest on Tennessee’s laurels yet, by any means. Blevins was chosen, along with principals Alisha Hinton of Sequoyah Elementary, Cindy Bosse from A.L. Lotts Elementary and principals from eight other districts across the state, to pilot a program known as TPEG – Teacher Professional Educator Groups – funded through a grant through Race to the Top. One of the highlights of the Shanghai model is the focus on co-planning and then having teachers evaluate other teachers and provide feedback on what works and doesn’t work. “You revise that plan as needed, and you end up with a storable and shareable document that new teachers can access, that other schools can access, that’s been vetted through our kids.” Blevins emphasizes that the pilot program is one created with Tennessee students and U.S. culture in mind. “We’re not replicating the Shanghai model,” she says, adding that the TPEG model focuses much more heavily on collaboration. “What we’re doing is trying to distill the essence of what makes it work and how we can replicate that … embedded within what we’re already doing well so that teachers aren’t doing more. They’re able to work smarter, not harder.” Blevins and the other principals spent several days in June and July at Vanderbilt University for training before they went to China. They had to return to Nashville last week for debriefing. And they’re far from finished. “We have a year’s worth of work, plus,” she says. “The great thing about it is, you can continue with this. It will always be a refining process. It’s not just a one-time thing.” It took Blevins a long time to accept that she was born to be an educator. She didn’t want to go into what she

Beth Blevins (right) goes over Common Core plans with CDCA teacher Vikki Dillard. Photo by Betsy Pickle

saw as the family business. Her parents were both teachers until her father was lured into pharmaceutical sales. “I wanted to be a marine biologist. I was specifically focused on sharks, and I would buy all these books on sharks. I would write up these lesson plans to teach my younger sister all this information about sharks. “The teacher part of it was always there.” Blevins didn’t have much interest in being a high school student either. She lettered in swimming at Farragut High School, but by taking correspondence courses she was able to graduate shortly before her 16th birthday. She proved to her parents that she was ready for college by spending a quarter at David Lipscomb University, and they let her come back and go to UT. At first she tried to pursue her marine biologist dream. “That didn’t work very well. I went into nursing, but I faint at the sight of blood, or I did at that time, so one lab and I realized, ‘This is not for me. I can’t do it.’ I was trying to do anything but go into education, and I should’ve just gone along that path

all along.” She earned her bachelor’s degree in child and family studies. After college, she and her husband, Jeff, moved to Atlanta, and she ended up with a couple of jobs – managing a local rock band and training agents at an insurance company. The teaching bug bit in earnest, so she earned her certification at Kennesaw State University and started teaching kindergarten before returning to Knoxville. In Knox County, she taught at Chilhowee, Copper Ridge, Brickey, Beaumont Magnet and Northwest Middle and with Project Grad. Her jobs included Talented and Gifted, reading coach, literacy manager and assistant principal. Along the way, she earned endorsements in Gifted, Urban Specialist and Reading Specialist from UT and a master’s in supervision and instruction from Lincoln Memorial University. She expects to complete her dissertation before the end of this year to earn her Ph.D. “Most of the jobs that I’ve ended up in, the door’s been opened and I’ve been shoved through. I’ve mourned the loss of the job I was leaving and ended up finding out the job that I’m in is the one that was supposed to be there. I consider it divine intervention.

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“I’ve always felt like, whatever job you’re in, try to be as happy as you possibly can.” She’s found a special feeling at South-Doyle Middle. “When we put a challenge in front of us, everybody works together to get it done. The collaborative spirit is uncanny; it’s phenomenal. “There’s a sense of pride that runs very, very deep through every person at this school. They don’t just want the kids to succeed; they want the kids to succeed because they represent their families, they represent themselves and they represent the school and South Knoxville, and that is important. I love that about this school.”

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Volunteer Award winners honored The Parks and Recre- teers who invest their peration departments for the sonal time and resources in city of Knoxville and Knox service to County held a Volunteer our commuAwards Ceremony to recnity,” said ognize those individuals city Mayor who strive to make a differMadeline ence in their communities Rogero. through recreation. Twenty“They do five winners were nominatthis simed by their peers for their ply because exemplary volunteer comthey care.” Hennon mitment. “Each of these outstanding volunteers deserves recognition for the time and energy Ruth they put in to making our White community a better place to live,” said county Mayor Tim Burchett. “I appreciate all they do and thank them for their service to Knox Halls Middle School County.” The 25 award winners student Leila Hennon was recognized at the event as a range from sports commissioners and coaches to youth Rising Star. “I consider it an honor to recreation leaders and serecognize our local volun- nior center volunteers.

Cheering on the coupon book winners are Zack Brewer, Andy Gilliam, Nathan Lynn and Ray Wynn.

Smith crowned Halls High homecoming queen

Corryton celebrates coupon book sales

Cameron Yeary escorts Summer Smith onto the football field during homecoming festivities at Halls High. Summer was crowned homecoming queen and raised more than $4,000 to earn the title. She is the daughter of Susan and Travis Smith. Photos by Ruth White

HALLOWEEN EVENTS

Brayden Clapp was the top seller of coupon books at Corryton Elementary. He sold a total of 113 books and won an iPad mini for this hard work. Rounding out the top 10 sellers are Raley Qualls (71), Dallas Shuler (66), Molly Brock (64), Landon Seals (55), Brianna Bates (40), Chloe Shelbaugh (33), Hayden Riggs (26), John BlackBrayden Clapp stock (25) and Kaitlyn Lovell (22).

■ Trail of Doom Haunted Corn Maze and Forest, Thriller Nights of Light, and The Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch at Oakes Farm, 8240 Corryton Road. Info: 688-6200 or www.trailofdoom.com. ■ “Halloween Haunts and Haints,” 3-7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, at Marble Springs State Historic Site, 1220 West Governor John Sevier Highway. Tickets: $5. Trick or treating; children’s craft activities; games and spooky stories Info: 573-5508 or www.marblesprings.net. ■ “A Haunting at Ramsey House,” 4-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike. Cost: $10 per person. Ghost stories, Halloween decorated cake contest, book signing by Dr. William Bass (Jefferson Bass) of The Body Farm and more. Info: 546-0745 or www.RamseyHouse.org under “Calendar.”

Halls High players of the week Halls High football Players of the Week for the Campbell County game are Matt Bounds and J.T. Freels.

■ Norwood Pumpkin Patch, Saturday, Oct. 12, through Thursday Oct. 31, Norwood UMC, 2110 Merchant Drive. Hours: noon-8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Pumpkins of all sizes and prices. Pumpkin bread available every day.

Volleyball seniors honored Halls High senior volleyball players were honored before their match against Carter. Pictured are: Alyssa Mabe, Riley Tarver, coach Jerilynn Carroll and Whitney Stone.

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McIntyre: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;This is a big dealâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; By Sandra Clark Students who take Advanced Placement classes in five high schools will not have to pay for the tests, thanks to a pilot program announced last week by state Rep. Harry Brooks. Knox County had five high schools of 22 statewide selected for the pilot: Carter, Gibbs, Halls, Karns and South-Doyle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The world is changing so fast. All of our students will need post-secondary education,â&#x20AC;? said Brooks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s learn from the pilot and move it to a statewide program.â&#x20AC;? He said afterwards that the pilot will cost $200,000 and he hopes to bring in private dollars as well. Brooks chairs the Education Committee in the state House. Students who take AP courses and pass the endof-course test earn college credit. Brooks said those who load up on AP courses can enter college as sophomores, saving a yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tuition. Principals stood behind Brooks for the announcement: Ryan Siebe from Carter, Tom Brown from Gibbs, Mark Duff from Halls, Kim Towe from Karns and assis-

â&#x2013;  PK Hope Is Alive Parkinson Support Group of East TN will meet 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the family life center of Kern UMC, located at 451 East Tennessee Ave. in Oak Ridge. A light lunch will be served. Info: Karen Sampsell, 482-4867; pk_ hopeisalive@bellsouth.net; or www.pkhopeisalive.org. â&#x2013;  Jump Start Health and Fitness, located at Associated Therapeutics Inc., 2704 Mineral Springs Road, will offer a womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self-defense class series for ages 14 and up 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 22 through Dec. 3. Fee of $60 for the 12 classes is due at registration. Info: 687-4537, ext. 212.

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tant principal Sherry Smith from South-Doyle. Superintendent Jim McIntyre called the program â&#x20AC;&#x153;a big dealâ&#x20AC;? and said it will also include certification tests for CTE students. School board member Mike McMillan said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s known Brooks longer than either of them cares to remember. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Harry has always had a deep passion for education.â&#x20AC;? McMillan said the AP tests are about $90 each. Siebe said Carter High has moved from 30 percent to 60 percent of students enrolling in post-secondary education. He credited the leadership of former principal Cheryl Hickman, now

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a supervisor for middle and high schools. â&#x2013;  Amedisys Hospice offers free Dave Wright told stuadult grief support groups at the following times and dents â&#x20AC;&#x153;more education is places: Newly bereaved supbetter than less.â&#x20AC;? port group meets 1:30 p.m. Afterwards Towe chatevery third Monday at Panera ted with Duff. She helped Bread in Fountain City. Onset up the Halls AP program going grief support group while an assistant principal meets 6 p.m. every fourth there. Halls has AP courses Tuesday at Amedisys offices, in social studies (4), math 1420 Dutch Valley Road. Info: (4), English (2), science (2), Sarah Wimmer, 689-7123. music theory and art. Karns â&#x2013;  UT Hospice Adult Grief Suphas AP courses in English port Group meets 5-6:30 p.m. (2), science (2), foreign laneach first and third Tuesday in guage (4) and social studies the UT Hospice office at 2270 (3). Sutherland Ave. A light supper Duff said students benis served. Info or reservation: efit from the rigor of AP Brenda Fletcher, 544-6279. courses, even if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t â&#x2013;  UT Hospice, serving patients get college credit. AP courses are optional, he said.

and families in Knox and 15 surrounding counties, conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with the program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: Penny Sparks, 544-6279.

SCHOOL NOTES Brickey-McCloud Elementary

â&#x2013;  Fall craft fair will be 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Vendors will feature jewelry, crafts, make up, homemade gift items, photography packages and more.

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â&#x2013;  Grandfriends Day will be Friday, Oct. 11.

SPORTS NOTES â&#x2013;  Halls Community Park rec league basketball signups for ages 5 and up will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 21-22, at the Halls Middle School gym. Info: hcpsports@ msn.com or hcpark.org. â&#x2013;  Open league basketball signups for 4th and 5th grade boys and girls, and 6th and 7th grade boys will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 14-15, at Halls Community

Park. Minimum of 8 players. Info: hcpsports@msn.com or hcpark.org.

REUNIONS â&#x2013;  The Halls High School Class of 1963 will celebrate its 50-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 12, at Bearden Banquet Hall on Kingston Pike. If you have not been contacted, call Carol Rosson Herrell, 922-1424, or Barbara Mitchell Johnson, 9227115, for details. â&#x2013;  Powell High Class of 1963 will hold its 50-year reunion Saturday, Oct. 12, at Beaver Brook Golf and Country Club. The reception begins at 5 p.m.; buffet dinner and program at 6; D. J. and dancing 7-10:30 p.m. Cost: $45 per person. All interested graduates are invited to tour Powell High School at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, followed by a gathering at Corvetteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBQ and Sports Bar. Info: Jacki Davis Kirk, 250-0103, or Sandra Strange Davis, 382-3742. â&#x2013;  The Shoffner Family reunion will be held 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Sharps Chapel Community Building, located beside Sharps Chapel School. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish. All friends are welcome. Info: 992-8659. â&#x2013;  Rule High Class of 1973 will hold its 40-year reunion Saturday, Nov. 16, at Bearden Banquet Hall.

Gill to head Friends of the Library Martha M. Gill, newly elected president of Friends of the Knox County Public Library, says she wants her tenure to be about â&#x20AC;&#x153;advocacy, authors and Martha Gill volunteers.â&#x20AC;? Gill, a retired English teacher at Webb School in Knoxville, has been a member of Friends since 2001.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friends can continue to build support of our library system by strengthening partnerships within our political and cultural community and by raising awareness of the value of the library to us all,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can also foster a love of reading by recognizing the many talented authors with ties to East Tennessee. And, of course, we must maximize the talents, contributions and dedication of our nearly 800 members.â&#x20AC;?

Gill began her involvement as a volunteer editor for the organizationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newsletter. She is married to James E. Gill, former professor of English at UTKnoxville. Other new officers are Glenn Walter, past president; Bill Crosland, president-elect; Claire Serrell, secretary; and Marye Rose, continuing as treasurer. Info: Maggie Carini, 607-3122.

Honoring Sam Hardman The Wednesday Bingo Group at the Halls Senior Center welcomed County Commissioner Mike Brown (far right) speaking for HonorAir Knoxville and his son, Will Witucki, of Woodmen of the World. The duo brought shirts to sell in memory of Sam Hardman, who was a spokesperson for HonorAir Knoxville and was active in the Woodmen of the World. Proceeds from the sale will go to HonorAir Knoxville to help send a World War II or Korean War veteran to Washington, D.C. Photo submitted

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A-12 • OCTOBER 7, 2013 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY Shopper news

News from First Tennessee

Value of cancer support By Pam Fansler The Cancer Support Community just held its annual fall luncheon and silent auction at The Foundry at World’s Fansler Fair Park. Many of Knoxville’s most philanthropic women (and a few men) showed up to shop for a good cause and enjoy a luncheon and fashion show. Keynote speaker was Vicki Kennedy, vice president of program development and delivery for Cancer Support Community Global Organization. The First Tennessee Foundation was proud to be a sponsor of this event. The Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee is part of a national nonprofit organization. Its mission is helping cancer patients and their loved ones enhance their health and well-being by providing professionallyled programs of emotional support, education and hope. They provide a full range of support services to cancer patients and their families in a comfortable, home-like setting – all completely free of charge. The Cancer Support Community began as the Wellness Community of East Tennessee thanks to the Young family: Rachael Young, her late husband Robert, and

his late brother Lindsay Young. Rachael, a cancer survivor herself, believed that Knoxville could benefit from having a comprehensive program of support and education for people with cancer and their loved ones offered at no charge. In October of 2010, The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club became part of The Cancer Support Community. The Cancer Support Community provides psychological, educational and social support services for cancer patients and their families and friends. Their programs help cancer patients focus on quality of life, reduce stress and regain control of their lives. Services include support groups led by licensed psychotherapists, stress management sessions, educational workshops, a resource library, yoga classes, nutrition classes, cancer-specific and networking groups, and social events. The Cancer Support Community’s program is an adjunct to conventional medical treatment. The Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee continues to offer education and support programs. There have been many advances in the treatment of cancer over the past years, but the value of a supportive cancer community has remained consistent. Pam Fansler is president of First Tennessee Bank’s East Tennessee region.

Dr. Larry Huskey sets retirement Dr. Larry Huskey had devoted 42 years to the medical field, and his colleagues sent him off to retirement with a dinner celebration at Litton’s. Huskey was one of the four original doctors who started Halls Family Physicians in 1971. Their office was located on Doris Circle. The practice moved to what’s now the Regal Building until 1991 and then moved to the current location on Emory Road. Pictured at the celebration are physicians: (seated) Bill Cloud, Huskey; (standing) Mark Cloud, Rod Sturgeon, Fred Hurst, Shane Kelley, Brett Bilbrey, James Hurst, Rickey Manning and Jeff Stevens. Photo by R. White

Pavlis grills Tennova rep on rezoning delay By Sandra Clark Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis was arguably the swing vote when Te n n o v a secured rezoning of land on Middlebrook Pike for a new hospital. That vote Nick Pavlis was on first reading, and when Tennova came to City Council last week to ask for a 2-week delay on second and final reading, Pavlis was mad. Council members have been bombarded by both sides, along with folks from North and East Knoxville who don’t want to see the old St. Mary’s closed. So Pavlis

resisted Duane Grieve’s motion to delay, asking Tennova vice president Melanie Robinson for a reason. She said the sellers have raised a concern about potential property taxes if the land is rezoned prior to closing. Tennova has optioned the land, subject to rezoning and obtaining a certificate of need from the state. “In two weeks, will we read this regardless?” asked Pavlis. “I’m ready to read this and move on.” “It’s our intention,” said Robinson. “It’s a yes or no question,” said Pavlis. “We want this done. The sellers do too. We have the same goal,” said Robinson. “If that’s true, we’d be reading it tonight,” said Pavlis.

It was a perfect time for someone on the prevailing side, perhaps Pavlis himself, to move to reconsider the earlier vote. But he didn’t.

So expect war or peace when the health care company returns to Council on Tuesday, Oct. 15, for the delayed final vote.

Harnish is interim Rural/Metro manager

Fire Chief Jerry Harnish has been named interim division general manager for Rural/Metro of Tennessee. Harnish has 33 years of experience in fire and emergency operations, including six years as fire chief in Knox County. He replaces former general manager Rob Webb. Harnish began his career as a firefighter and emergency medical technician with Rural/Metro in 1980. He rose through the Jerry Harnish fire department ranks and was named fire chief in 2007. As chief, he has been responsible for protecting 216,500 residents, operating 15 fire stations in Knox County, 12 of which house paramedic engine companies. He managed strategic planning for the department, disaster planning and response, budget and oversight of the chief officers.

NEWS FROM WELLSPRING SENIOR LIVING

Wellspring Offers Dynamic Activities, Onsite Amenities There’s never a dull moment at Wellspring Senior Living at Powell The residence offers a dynamic activity schedule – activities that are specially tailored for memory care. Since opening in August, Wellspring residents have had a presentation from Gideons International that included a Bible dedication and a special presentation from the VFW that included detailed histories of the five resident veterans personalized to their specific contributions during World War II. In addition, Crown College provides two services per week as a partner to Wellspring. To share with the community, family members, and caregivers the experience at Wellspring, the residence will have an open house and fall festival on Thursday, October 17 from 4:30 to 7:00 pm. In addition to refreshments there will be a variety of Appalachian craft demonstrations such as broom making, butter churning, and making apple butter. Entertainment will be provided by musician Jim Clark. In addition, Activities Director Ruth Wilburn will demonstrate the activities that have been popular with residents to show the families what their loved ones experience at Wellspring. Just open for six weeks, a good number of people already call Wellspring at Powell home. Wellspring Community Relations Director Skip Wheeler cites the onsite amenities as a key reason for the location’s popularity. “For memory care residents, having to leave the comfort of familiar surroundings for things like a doctor’s appointment can be a traumatic experience,” says Wheeler. “We offer an in-house physician, physical therapist, podiatrist, and even beautician and barber services so our residents don’t have to leave the community if they don’t want to.” Wellspring Senior Living is the only assisted living and memory care provider in Knoxville to offer the SimpleC Companion. This new technology for

The VFW researched the specific experiences of five WWII veteran residents at Wellspring at Powell and did a presentation for all residents.

Bonita Fuller and Wayne Hamme enjoy one of the many craft activities available at Wellspring.

The VFW presentation also included a flag burning ceremony to properly dispose of the U.S. flag.

dementia care promotes memory, engagement, and better communication for seniors. SimpleC’s academic partners’ research shows that SimpleC users benefit from memory stimulants such as their own family photographs and audio recordings of personalized messages from family, friends, or caregivers which helps to maintain healthy daily routines. This non-pharmaceutical, computer-based therapy has been proven to enhance nutrition, increase participation in activities, and improve sleep quality among senior adults. For more information about Wellspring Senior Living, visit www. wellspringseniorliving.com or call (865) 362-5398.

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Brandi’s Business Buddies To advertise your business in the ShopperNews, contact Brandi Davis at 705-6416 or davisb@ShopperNewsNow.com.

Husband-and-wife team Andy and Sandy Nguyen own Nails First in Black Oak Plaza. The nail salon opened in 1998 and is still going strong. The salon offers a full range of nail services and products, including OPI, Shellac and CND, and right now they’re running a special of $38 for a mani/pedi.

H.A. LaRue of Sportsman’s Choice sits with his mother-inlaw Peggy Lawson in the aisle that divides the bow-hunting shop from Carl’s Used Furniture, which Lawson owns and operates. The unique set-up is a tradition from the days when the two stores shared a building on Doris Circle. LaRue says Sportsman’s Choice is the only archery pro shop in Knoxville, offering excellent customer service, topof-the-line gear, and prices to match or beat the big box stores. With Lawson’s expert eye for style and quality, Carl’s Used Furniture offers great service and great prices.

Shopper-News advertising consultant Brandi Davis tries out the new Fruit Ninja touchscreen game at Gatti’s. Forget about tokens. The Gatti’s game room now uses swipecards that customers can easily load with money for games.

Cruising Black Oak Plaza Shopper-News advertising consultant Brandi Davis dropped in on the merchants of Black Oak Plaza Sept. 30. Kroger may be gone, but these business people are still going strong! Here are a few highlights from Brandi’s visit.

Next week, Brandi visits Mill Branch Office Park. UPS Store team members Karen Hurley, Kathy McCorkhill, Robin Wilson and Jesika Norman gather in front of a Halls Has It T-shirt, which the store carries for $10. Proceeds go to the Halls Business and Professional Association’s education fund. Hurley said new at the store is a wide-format printing machine for signs and banners. The store saw 27 percent growth last year and will soon expand from 1,300 to 2,300 square feet.

Mary Jane Gallagher of It’s Sew Mary Jane displays two prize-winning quilts made by her customers. The hanging quilt by Joyce Dean and the quilt in Gallagher’s hands by Dave Walter (“our man quilter”) are just two of many from Gallagher’s customers who won prizes at the Tennessee Valley Fair. It’s Sew Mary Jane offers a full range of quilting supplies and services, including beginner to advanced classes, fabric, notions, kits, machine repair, and even sit-and-sew days.

Katie Treece of Prima Dance stands in the studio with Brandi Davis of Shopper-News. Treece co-owns the studio with Sarah Jane Altobelli (not pictured). There they offer dance instruction in many areas including ballet, jazz, hip hop and acro. They also offer tryout prep and private dance lessons. Info: 661-8933

Bill Enix of Enix Jewelers holds Maggie, the store’s mascot and official greeter. Enix is celebrating 30 years in Black Oak Plaza, having opened there in October 1983. Enix said shoppers can layaway now for Christmas. Stop in to see their Big Oak Shoes owner John Raymondo stands with a display of huge selection of diamonds Ugg Boots, now on sale. Big Oak Shoes, started by Raymon- and jewelry, including Southdo’s father, has been in business in Halls for 42 years, offering ern Gates, East2West crosses brand-name shoes and excellent service. “Halls has been good and Infinity necklaces, rings to us,” he said. Photos by S. Carey and bracelets.

Robert Miller, manager of Gatti’s Pizza in Black Oak Plaza, sits in a bumper car in the restaurant’s new game room. That’s right, Gatti’s has bumper cars, along with lots of great games and plenty of room for birthday parties.

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Songwriters celebrate 30 years

Libby Morgan Kim Williams, to understate his description, is a songwriter. His songs have been recorded by the biggest names in country and bluegrass music: Garth Brooks, Reba McEntyre, Randy Travis, Joe Diffie, George Jones, Sammy Kershaw, Conway Twitty, Rascal Flatts, Larry Sparks and others. That includes 16 No. 1 hits and 28 top 10 hits. And here’s the impressive fact: His songs have sold 154 million copies.

In spite of his huge success, he still hangs out with his old friends, the members of the KSA. He even wrote a song for Sara Williams (no relation) called “Thank You Sara” and performed it for her at the gathering. “You listened to our bad songs and still gave us hope…Thank you Sara from the bottom of our songwriting hearts,” the song says. Kim told anecdotes about his career – such as his start with Garth Brooks before anyone had ever heard of him – and gave a pep talk to encourage the songwriters in the room. He shared his trepidation in a particular session when his songs were critiqued in front of some Nashville music bigwigs: “I felt like they just opened my veins and watched me bleed.” He told of dashing off the song “Warning Labels,” (“They oughta put warning labels on those sad country songs”) in 20 minutes

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with his friend Oscar Turman, and co-writing with his daughter, Amanda Williams, the Grammy-nominated “Beer Run,” recorded as a duet with George Jones and Garth Brooks. Just before her dad was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame last year, Amanda wrote an article, posted at www.songwritingandmusicbusiness.com, that reflects the love in their family. It’s definitely worth

a read. Sara Williams, who started the association in 1983, was given a lifetime membership by KSA president Edna Riddick. Sara remembered placing ads in local newspapers to recruit others interested in collaborating and learning. She shared a story about when Kim brought a young demo singer named Garth Brooks to one of the early meetings. Sara was so im-

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Songwriters from the group took turns performing their tunes, beginning with Tammie Dischner and her beautiful song about a field of clovers with this great line: “Whisper gently when you lie to me.” David Lauver, KSA education and PR director, says of the festival, “As we watched the performers – grade school and UT students to working adults and retirees – library director Elizabeth Nelson said, ‘What is really wonderful is the wide range of ages in the group.’ That’s been a characteristic of KSA from the beginning – a diverse group brought together by a mutual interest in songwriting. “We offer various workshops and seminars to members during the year at little or no additional cost to the member. Some of these workshops are on the craft of songwriting, while others may cover the music business or how to market your songs. We try to have someone who is knowledgeable and active in the music business to conduct the seminars.” The Knoxville Songwriters Association meets Tuesday nights at the Fountain City Branch Library, with a jam session from 5-6 p.m. and a program and song critiques from 6-8. Info: knoxville songwritersassociation.com

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Clinch River Antiques Festival in Historic Downtown Clinton. Kick-off: 6:30-9 p.m. Friday in the Hoskins/Lane Park. Antique Street Festival: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Appraisals by national professional antique appraisers Joe Rosson and Rick Crane, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Clinton Antique Mall, 317 N. Main St. Info: 457-2559 or www.clinchriverfallfestival.com. Ghost House Hike, 1.5 mile hike and storytelling trip to a cemetery in Big Ridge State Park led by park ranger. Free. Reservations required. Info/reservations: 992-5523, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9 Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church Triple L group meeting, 11 a.m. Lunch at noon: $6. Speaker: the Rev. Jean Richardson; music: the Rev. Fred West. Guests welcome. Reservation/ info: 938-7245.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 10 New Harvest Park Farmers Market, 4775 New Harvest Lane, 3-6 p.m. Venders include local farmers, crafters and food trucks. Info: http://www.knoxcounty. org/farmersmarket/index.php. Cash for Kids Sake, a reverse raffle hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters, 6 p.m., The Foundry, 747 Worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fair Park Drive. Tickets: Ashley Summers, 523-9455, or www.CashFoKidsSake.org. Fall Porch Sale begins, Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Features outdated stock, seconds, student crafts and unjuried work by members of the Craft Center. Info: 494-9854 or www.appalachianarts.net. Heiskell Community Center Seniors Program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 9420 Heiskell Road. Lunch: barbecue and all the fi xings. All seniors 55+ are welcome; bring a dessert and a friend. Info: Janice White, 548-0326. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battleâ&#x20AC;? documentary preview screening, 7 p.m., American Museum of Science & Energy, 300 S. Tulane Ave., Oak Ridge. Hosted by East Tennessee PBS. The screening is free and open to all ages. Info: 595-0220 or email ahubbard@easttennesseepbs.org.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 10-13 The Battle of Fort Sanders Civil War Re-enactment, Clapp Farm in Corryton. Re-enactors welcome; student tours held Thursday; Commemoration held Friday. Full schedule/re-enactor registration: www. battleoffortsanders.com. Info: 992-2811 or sclapp44@ yahoo.com.

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MONDAY-TUESDAY, OCT. 14-15 Open league team basketball signups for 4th and 5th grade boys and girls and 6th and 7th grade boys, 6-8 p.m., Halls Community Park. Minimum 8 players. Info: hcpsports@msn.com or hcpark.org.

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Talent to spare LaKeta Booker started singing as a little girl in church and school, but says she really found her voice through acting. And, like many gifted performers, the Karns resident credits her beginning to a special teacher.

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Singer-actor LaKeta Booker will appear as Nurse Savannah in the movie "Laughing at the Moon," in theaters this spring.

Singer-actor LaKeta Booker

Carol’s Corner “My first grade teacher at Knoxville Baptist Christian School, Mrs. Davis, entered me into a forensics competition and I took home the trophy,” she remembers. “I guess you could say that’s when I knew I had something special. “She believed in me. I’m so thankful to her, and I’ll never forget what she did.” If you’re an “American Idol” fan, you remember Booker as a finalist in 2003’s competition. Ten years later, her memories are still vivid. “My mom, my brother and I drove to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta for the preliminary audition. The crowd was a massive 80,000-plus and I remember it sounding like a swarm of buzzing bees! “We slept on air mattresses and got up the next morning around 8 to audition. There were tables of judges all lined up on the field. They got to me around 4 that afternoon. It was both tiring and exciting.” Were there any surprises? Anything the average viewer might not realize?

LaKeta Booker, lower right, in the Cumberland County Playhouse production of "Return to Forbidden Planet."

LaKeta Booker belts out a song. Photos submitted

LaKeta Booker with cast member Brian Malone and director Ericka Nicole Malone of the show “In Love with Tyrone”

Local performers Kelle Jolly, LaKeta Booker and Lar’Juanette Williams in the Cumberland County Playhouse production of “Dreamgirls”

LaKeta Booker on "American Idol"

“The producers and executives pretty much know what they want before they even get started with auditions.” Her rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” impressed the judges and she advanced to the next round. Soon she heard those magic words, “You’re going to Hollywood!” She made it to the top 30 finalists. “It was great. I wouldn’t trade anything for my experience and the exposure.”

As you might expect, talent like Booker’s comes honestly. “My mom’s side of the family – including her – is very musical. Everyone sings, plays an instrument or both.” Booker’s eight-year-old daughter, a talented piano student, already shows a natural flair for performing. Speaking of her own childhood, Booker says, “My dad was a pastor – the Rev. Elbert L. Booker of St. John Missionary Baptist

Church in Knoxville – so I grew up in church. It’s the foundation of who I am.” In addition to singing, she took lessons in piano, flute and piccolo, and was a big fan of Whitney Houston and Salt-n-Pepa, among many others. After graduation from West High School and her experience with “American Idol,” she went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies at UT Chattanooga. But she never stopped performing.

She’s had starring roles in “Dreamgirls,” “Hairspray” and “Return to the Forbidden Planet” at the Cumberland County Playhouse and was part of a seven-part ensemble for the popular Christmas celebration “Circus Conelli” in Zurich, Switzerland. In 2012 she toured with Robin Givens in the show “In Love with Tyrone.” She will also play Nurse Savannah in the movie “Laughing at the Moon,” due out next spring. On top of all this, Booker keeps up with twin girls, born in 2011. Their musical genes are already evident. “They love to play the piano,” says their grandmother Denise Booker, “and they get jealous when I’m helping their older sister with her piano practice.”

LaKeta’s latest creative venture is a collection of handmade beaded bracelets. “Each piece is uniquely designed,” she says, “and each evokes a certain personality; hence a name – “The Forbidden Fruit,” “Miss Priss,” “Cosmic Heat” – is created. The possibilities are endless! “Creativity – it’s what I do,” she laughs. “You want it? I can make it!” The jewelry can be found under “Arm Peace” on Instagram.com. As we were wrapping up our interview, Booker got a call back from an audition. She’s up for a part in the off-Broadway production of “Sisters” and must be in New York early next week. It’s all part of the game for this rising star. Send story suggestions to news@ ShopperNewsNow.com

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HYUNDAI ALANTRA LTD 2013, dark blue, SR, 16k mi, $20,000. 865-250-6922

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he wraparound front porch is perfect for sitting – close enough to the sidewalk to wave at neighbors strolling by, far enough away for private conversation – shaded by a leafy moonflower vine bursting with dozens of fat, night-blooming buds. Just inside the front door, the wide central hallway is spacious and sunny with heart-of-pine floors reflecting puddles of light from the clerestory windows just beneath the 11-foot-high ceiling. An Eastlakeinfluenced staircase, its bright wood liberated from 15 layers and 100-years worth of white paint, commands the eye to the left of the front door. The dining room features a built-in floorto-ceiling cherrywood china cabinet crafted by master cabinetmaker Dan Duncan. The hallway to the kitchen and den is an art gallery where original paintings and sculpture are displayed. An 1890s French vanity made of heart pine and marble from an Atlanta antique store graces the lavatory just a few steps away from the 8-foot-tall kitchen doors. There’s a gas fireplace and a big-screen TV in the combination den/home office next to the kitchen, which features a commercial-grade gas range, custom cabinetry and ample countertops. Upstairs are four bedrooms and another bath and a half. Out back there’s a screened-in porch adjacent to a deck overlooking a splashing fountain and formal garden. Plantings of hydrangeas, roses and ferns line the walkways, and a pair of towering weeping yaupon holly trees frame a utility building. It’s hard to believe Bob and Melynda Whetsel never meant to live there. Bob, who is director of redevelopment for the

Melynda and Bob Whetsel sit on the front steps of their restored Victorian home in Knoxville’s Fourth & Gill neighborhood. Photos by Ruth White

city of Knoxville, lost count of the restorations they’ve done in historic Fourth & Gill. Melynda, a retired art teacher and a professional artist with an eye for design (many of the paintings in the house are her own, or done by her students), says she’s counted at least a dozen. She’s the one who discovered the little Victorian neighborhood in northeast Knoxville back in 1979. Melynda is an Erwin native and UT graduate who was teaching art and coaching tennis at Bearden Middle School when she met Bob, who grew up in Kingsport and moved to Knoxville in 1974 after getting his degree at Emory & Henry College, where he played football. He was teaching history and government and coaching football and tennis at Bearden High School. Their first date was a tennis match. Melynda won (Bob says that’s because he was a novice and Melynda had grown up with a tennis court in her yard). Anyhow, they clicked, and were married in 1978. They’d been looking for a house for a while when Melynda went to an in-service seminar at Zeke & Dan’s, a neighborhood restaurant and bar in a restored Victorian house on Fourth Avenue (now known as Sassy Ann’s). She fell in love with the big trees, wide sidewalks and affordable houses. “I came home and told Bob, ‘I found this little Victorian neighborhood.’ We went down to look at it and parked in front of the neighborhood center. I was afraid to get out,” she said, smiling at the memory. It wasn’t long before they bought a house and started swinging hammers. They also got involved in the neighborhood, which was changing fast, thanks to an influx of young urbanites who were committed to historic preservation and building a community. “When we got here, nobody much wanted

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to live in this neighborhood, but pretty soon, a lot of people just like us started moving in. None of us were ‘from here.’” Melynda said. Until last year, there had been a Whetsel on the board of directors of the neighborhood association every year since 1982. Melynda served three terms as president and presided over the neighborhood’s first tour of Homes in 1990, which

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as a selling point. Now we are the ones who get to enjoy it.â&#x20AC;? Or, as Bob puts it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We bought it to sell, but we got financially and emotionally connected.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We bought it Dec. 6, 2005,â&#x20AC;? Melynda said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I came over and Glass doors lead into the Whetselsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; renovated kitchen. hung a wreath on it.â&#x20AC;? The two-story Queen Anne was built in 1890 as a single-family theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d raised their son, Jack. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We built it for somebody else,â&#x20AC;? dwelling. Converted into a fourMelynda said she had a family she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We intended to go for plex in the 1920s, it was vacant in mind when they started work- the historic tax credits, and we and falling in on itself by the time ing on the house at 1015 Luttrell. wanted lots of bells and whistles the Whetsels took ownership.

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They spent the next two years working on it, tearing out paneling and dropped ceilings. It was a huge job, because of the sad shape the house was in and because it turned out to be deceptively large â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4,000 square feet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We did a gut rehab,â&#x20AC;? said Bob, who did much of the work himself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Took it right down to the studs.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were years and years of wallpaper and paint, wallpaper and paint, with paneling over it,â&#x20AC;? Melynda said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The floors were vir-

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or many of us, one of the most daunting challenges of domestic life is the neverending task of home organization. Even with the best of efforts, it is easy for our things to take over our living space. From the closets to the garage, making sense of the clutter can become a chore indeed. Fortunately, there is an area business that specializes in creating stylish, tasteful solutions for any organizational need. Since 1997, Closet Solutions, located in Franklin Square, has the answer for any home storage design dilemma, and closets are just the beginning. With products to accommodate the pantry, laundry area, home office and more, the possibilities are truly endless. A wide selection of cabinet hardware is also available in the store. As the most experienced and largest dealer of its kind in the East Tennessee area, Closet Solutions offers products and services to fit every budget and taste. The company also puts considerable effort into using environmentally friendly materials such as powder-coated accessories and 100 percent recycled or recovered wood fiber. According to Pam Neuhart, the owner of Closet Solutions, it is the long-term relationships that she has developed

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with her clients over the years that really make the difference. “Most of my business comes from the referrals of previous happy customers,” she said. This exceptional level of customer service coupled with the expertise and professionalism of the company’s designers and installers makes for a winning combination. Proof of this lies in the fact that Closet Solutions is one of the top five ORG dealers in the country. Fast and efficient service also sets the company apart. “We try to be in and out of customers’ homes in a day if possible,” Neuhart said. Investing in your home is a big decision, but when you are dealing with the trusted professionals at Closet Solutions it is always one that you can be confident in. Whether you are looking to update the style of your home or just need a little help in the organizational department, this company has your solution.


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• OCTOBER 7, 2013 • Shopper news

ABSOLUTE AUCTION Sat., Oct. 26 • 10 AM, 121 Honey Ridge Way, Knoxville, TN 37924 Exquisite all brick, 2-story condo located in Trentville Ridge conveniently located within minutes to Interstate in the Carter Community 2-story, end unit, approx. 2,880 SF. Hosting 3BR & 3 full BAs. MBR on main. The kit hosts a generous amount of Gallery maple cabinets w/all appliances. Downstairs is a home of its own! Having kitchenette, all open to LR/den, spacious BR. Lg mechanics rm for extra stg. A full BA w/ shower/tub. Front entrance gar opens into foyer area at laundry rm, full overhead stg. Complete w/ADT sec sys, gas hot water heater, gas pack heat/air sys, 1 unit up & 1 unit down. Property taxes are $1508. Built in 2006. HOA fees are $75.00/mo which include Associations Insurance & Ground Maintenance. OPEN HOUSE ON REAL ESTATE ONLY - TUESDAYS OCT 15 & 22, 5-7 PM Terms: The successful high bidder on this property will be required to sign the Real Estate Purchase Agreement immediately upon conclusion of the bidding & will make an earnest money deposit of ten percent (10%) of the total sales price. A ten percent (10%) buyers premium will be added to the high bid to establish the total sales price. The balance is to be paid in full at the deed closing. Buyer is to obtain his/her own financing. The contract will not be contingent upon financing. Current taxes will be prorated at the date of closing. Directions: I40 to exit 398 Asheville Hwy to left on Strawberry Plains. Trentville Ridge Development on right. Follow auction signs.

ABSOLUTE AUCTION Tues., Oct., 29, 12 NOON • Dunsmore Lane, Corryton TN 37721 AUCTION CONDUCTED ON SITE 16.77 beautiful acres. Auction will be conducted on site. Prime location just off Washington Pike within minutes to interstate & shopping. It would make a nice mini farm or great opportuity for developing. Currently zoned residential. Approx 10 acres is cleared & 6+ acres of woodland. Directions: From interstate N 640 take Washington Pike exit to left. Turn right onto Wahsington Pike at red light in front of Target. Continue on Wahsington Pike to right on Dunsmore Lane. Follow auction signs. Terms: The successful high bidder on this property will be required to sign the Real Estate Purchase Agreement immediately upon conclusion of the bidding and will make an earnest money deposit of ten percent (10%) of the total sales price. A ten percent (10%) buyers premium will be added to the high bid to establish the total sales price. The balance is to be paid in full at the deed closing. Buyer is to obtain his/her own financing. The contract will not be contingent upon financing. Current taxes will be prorated at the date of closing.

A bit of extra thought and planning goes a long way when creating the perfect backdrop for family entertaining. Photo provided by Carol Raley Interiors

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t has been said time and time again that home is where the heart is. This is especially true when it comes to family and togetherness. The home is where we create so many cherished memories with friends and loved ones. Therefore, it is important to put a little extra time and consideration into the living areas of the home since they often function as the gathering place for everyday and special occasions. The first step in the creative process should always be some careful planning. “One of the most important things to do first when planning any room or area in the home that will be used heavily by the whole

family is to determine traffic flow and activity zones, such as conversation areas, media viewing and tech areas,” says Carol Raley, local interior designer. “This will enable you then to establish furniture layout.” Once the planning process is complete, it is on to the next step which is adding furniture and fi xtures as well as personal touches. “Furniture should be in scale for the space in which it is to be placed, with room for a table or surface near each piece for drinks, remotes, and light-

ing,” Carol says. Be sure to take your lifestyle into consideration when making these selections. For instance, if you entertain often and need to accommodate a large number of guests, it is important to maximize your seating options. The planning process will vary slightly depending on which area of the home you are working on. Though the basic considerations will be similar, some areas require special attention during the design portion of the project. Many

homeowners are now including specialized media rooms in their homes in order to create a special space for family entertainment. “For a dedicated media room, sound insulation is important to keep noise in other parts of the home to a minimum. (In a theater room I designed), which was created in a previously unfinished basement, the walls were insulated and then covered with decorative fabric panels inside decorative mouldings,” Carol says.“This treatment was not only functional,

but beautiful as well.” It is also critical to take some time to research which television and sound equipment best fits your needs and budget. Seating choices are also key in achieving the look you want. For those looking to create a true movie theater feel, stadium seating is a great option. If a more casual look is your goal, a comfortable sectional can even be a great affordable choice. As with any home improvement project, personal style and budget play

an important role in the process of designing an ideal living space for the family. There are many online resources available to help you get a feel for what type of look you are aiming for in the early stages of the project. For many, enlisting the help of a professional is also a wise investment and can make the process much smoother in the long run. Enhancing the living space in your home is a great way to encourage that extra quality time with those you care most about.

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Consign To Design...Your Brand Spanking Used Superstore I think most people would be surprised by just who buys and sells in today’s upscale furniture consignment marketplace.

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pscale furniture consignment has captured the interest of a growing number of Americans. Like purchasing a new automobile, who wants to take the huge drop in trade-in value on a brand new car when it’s driven off the dealership lot? Furniture is very much the same. Savvy shoppers are allowing someone else to take the depreciation while they take advantage of savings of 50% or more on gently used furniture and home accessories. We call it brand spanking

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used. If you’re contemplating consigning furniture, it’s best to take photos of your items first. We can then help you determine the best strategy for selling your furniture. Should you have an entire household of furniture, we can usually make arrangements to meet with you privately.

If you’re buying, shop early and often for the best selection. As I already mentioned, popular items often are sold as quickly as they are placed in inventory. Buying or selling, Consign To Design’s 10,000 square feet of showroom space provides motivated sellers and very receptive buyers the

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oday’s technology makes those pesky tasks of washing, drying and folding your beloved garments easier than ever before. Gain inspiration for a laundry room update with cutting-edge solutions that work hard to get your clothes squeaky clean and may even make the chore fun.

ing their garb, mounted flat-screen televisions will ensure you don’t miss a minute of your favorite show. Other ornate laundry facilities include a space for your laptop for the most serious multitasking individuals.

Laundry room meets entertainment center

The traditional topload washer has received a welldeserved makeover. New technology has enabled that familiar washer you grew up with to be considered high-efficiency (HE) and is the fastest growing category in home laundry

High-efficiency topload washers

Newly constructed homes are starting to include laundry rooms with all the bells and whistles. For those wanting to be entertained while fold-

appliances. Though HE models typically cost more upfront, consumers can save money over the life of the product because they use less energy and water. These washers, such as the GE HE topload washer, spin clothes at a higher speed, thus removing more moisture. This cuts down on time and energy used with a dryer. For more information, visit www.geappliances.com.

Colorful Gone are the days of dulll laundry rooms and washerss and dryers only available in n white. The laundry room is much more colorful today

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dole out the right amount of detergent based on soil level, fabric and cycle type. The feature can even store up to a two-month supply of laundry detergent and softener inside the washer. A built-in stain removal guide tackles common clothing stains such as oil, grass and dirt, while a steam option relaxes fabric and helps loosen set-in stains.

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as appliance manufacturers roll out bright and cheerful appliances, such as ruby red and champagne. The home trend of grey has also hit the laundry room as more subdued and classic shades, such as metallic

carbon, are gaining popularity.

Dispensing and stain removal advancements High-tech features, such h as GE SmartDispense,

Utility sinks are a must for laundry rooms of larger families or for those outdoorsy individuals who tend to get a little dirty. Many new sinks offer soap dispensers, while higherend versions offer a handsfree option for both the dispenser and the faucet. Some models even include spa-type water jets with special settings that blast stains and debris from garments based on the nature of the fabric.


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• OCTOBER 7, 2013 • Shopper news

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aving trouble keeping your home comfortable yearround? You’re not alone. The average mid-size U.S. home has a staggering half mile of gaps and cracks that outside air, including dust and allergens, can infiltrate and that inside, conditioned air can leak out of, according to the Air Barrier Association of America. Just as you wouldn’t want to leave a window open in winter or summer, you don’t want to let gaps and small holes around windows, doors, plumbing penetrations and electrical outlets go unaddressed. By doing some straightforward air sealing and insulating projects around the home, homeowners can typically save up to 30 percent on home energy costs, according to the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET). Even if you’re not that handy, you’re in luck. Sealing your home is as simple as knowing your 1,2,3’s and ABC’s. All you need to get started: ■ One sealant: An inexpensive product can do the trick. Opt for a versatile sealant, such as Great Stuff Insulating Foam Sealant, to tackle a series of sealing projects around the home. ■ Two Hours: It only takes a couple of hours to seal all those gaps and cracks that cause drafts in your home. Doing so will permanently increase the comfort, performance and energy-efficiency of your house. For a complete home sealing project checklist, visit www.GreatStuff.dow.com/ pdfs/checklist.pdf. ■ Three Locations: Three key locations will be impacted the most by air sealing projects – the attic, basement and central living space. So where should you start looking? An easy trick to remember is the ABC’s of air sealing:

The average midsize U.S. home has a staggering half mile of gaps

• A is for Attic: The attic is one of the main places in the home you’re likely to lose heat. So in addition to adding insulation, seal around the attic door to help keep air from escaping. You’ll keep heat inside your living space and make your family comfortable yearround by sealing the attic tightly to prevent drafts. • B is for Basement: It’s damp, dark and cold, and often one of the largest air leakage culprits in the home. It’s also the most accessible, making it an excellent place to start sealing to prevent cooler air from seeping into the rest of your house. • C is for Central Living Areas: Don’t neglect the most trafficked areas of your house where you eat, sleep, watch TV and

hang out. Fill the gaps and cracks in your living spaces – including around electrical outlets and plumbing penetrations – to prevent drafts throughout the year that directly impact the comfort of the home. By sealing plumbing penetrations with sealants like Great Stuff Insulating Foam Sealants, homeowners can begin to see financial returns after less than half a month, saving $45 annually, according to a recent study conducted by Dow Building Solutions and DR Nelson & Associates. By following easy steps to seal your home, you can put a little extra spending money in your pocket and increase the overall comfort, performance and energy efficiency of your home.

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