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Haslam held hostage

Ron Ramsey’s going to put his big boot down on Gov. Bill Haslam. If Haslam’s thinking about bringing his long-awaited Tennessee Plan for Medicaid expansion to the General Assembly, Ramsey’s going to mess it up.

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HHS softball to hold chili supper The fifth annual chili supper and silent auction to benefit the Halls High softball team 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the Halls High cafeteria. Cost is $5 per person. Children under 3 are admitted free.

Goins to speak Dr. Jody Goins, principal of Central High School, will speak to the Fountain City Business and Professional Association at noon Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the fellowship hall of Central Baptist Church. All are invited. Lunch is $10, first come first served.

FC Lions to hold bike drive The Fountain City Lions Club is holding its annual Christmas bicycle drive in partnership with Mission of Hope to benefit the children of Appalachia. A $50 donation will purchase one bike. An additional $20 will buy a helmet. The bicycle drive is held each year in memory of Michael Williams. Make checks payable to Fountain City Lions Club (note Bicycle Fund on your check) and mail to P.O. Box 5276, Knoxville, TN 37928. Donations are tax deductible. Info: Gib Galyon, 4144630.

Halls Toy Drive underway The Halls Welfare Ministries Toy Drive is underway. Collection boxes are located at the Halls Commercial Bank and the Halls Senior Center. Toys can also be dropped off at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church 8:30 to noon Tuesdays through Fridays. Children can be sponsored by calling coordinator Jeanie Sager at 922-3137. Applications to receive toys will be available at Cross Roads Presbyterian Church in the box on the wall by the steps. No applications will be taken after Dec. 1.

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Al Alumni iA Association i ti honors Halls veterans killed in action By Jake Mabe They came seeking solace. They came to share stories. They came to remember. The Halls High Alumni Association held a special ceremony last week to dedicate the monument near the school entrance at the flag pole memorializing former students killed in World War II and the Vietnam War. Families and friends of the fallen spoke. “A few years ago (former Association president) Ron Wallace and I got to talking about starting a Hall of Fame,” said former president David Wayland. “Principal Mark Duff said it ought to include those who were killed in action. We decided to raise funds to have a granite monument built with their names on it.” Three Halls students – Jack Copeland, John W. Johnson and Ross Peterson – were killed during World War II. “Jack Copeland dropped out of school and got his parents’ permission to enlist,” Wayland said. “We couldn’t locate any of his family, but his friend Fred Weaver gave us some details about him. Jack was a small guy and became a tail-gunner. His plane was shot down while bombing German factories. He was first buried in Europe, then his family brought him here and he was reinterred at Lynnhurst Cemetery.” Betty Johnson said her brother, John W. Johnson, was the oldest of seven children. “He was killed in the Battle of the Bulge,” she said. Gene Peterson said his brother Ross volunteered and joined the Air Force. “He was on the way back from his 50th (and last) mission when German antiaircraft fire brought

A single red rose is placed on the alumni memorial near the entrance to Halls High School last week. Photos by Jake Mabe

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his plane down in 1944,” Gene said. “He was buried first in Germany, then in Poland, then in Belgium. My daddy had his body brought back here and buried at Lynnhurst.” Four Halls High students – Bruce Blakely, Chandler Edwards, Harold Watson and Jerry Weaver – were killed during the Vietnam War. Blakely, a football standout at

Cathy Weaver displays a photo of her brother, Jerry Weaver, who was killed in Vietnam. Halls High whose records stood for 35 years, was killed by friendly fire on June 8, 1970, near Quang Nam, Vietnam. “He was to meet his wife, Janice, the next day on R&R in Hawaii,” said his brother, Brian. Bruce, a U.S. Marine, volunteered to walk point and was killed from fire by a U.S. squad that was 1500 meters out of position.

Mid-term report card: By Betty Bean Last week, Gloria Johnson put both her jobs on the block by inviting her fellow teachers to speak out about their grievances with Knox County Schools. As a state representative, she was handing her political opponents a potential opportunity to brand her ineffective, a troublemaker. As a lifelong educator, she was risking the ire of those who sign her paycheck. Gloria Johnson rallies the troops But her colleagues answered the call. Dozens of teachers attended a Monday night planning session. Most had never spoken use their names. But Johnson publicly about their grievances, helped them screw up their courand many – but not all – were ap- age and hone messages to present at the Wednesday night school prehensive about speaking out. Some asked a reporter not to board meeting. Some had gath-

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Teachers – A Superintendent – Fail School board – Incomplete dismissed and Johnson would become a statewide laughingstock. Tension rose that afternoon. But by the time board chair Lynne Fugate opened Wednesday’s meeting, almost every seat on the main floor and some 35 in the balcony were occupied, and almost everybody wore red. One by one, they presented their concerns, complaints and demands: A Spanish teacher talked about being asked to speak less Spanish during her evaluation because her evaluator didn’t speak the language. An elementary school teacher said her classroom is distracted To page A-3

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ered solid data; others presented first-hand accounts of how the system’s emphasis on endless high-stakes testing was impacting their students. All spoke with conviction. The atmosphere was creative and collegial. They vowed to have each other’s backs, and they decided to wear red to symbolize their resolve. As good as the Monday meeting felt, Wednesday night would tell the tale. The 60 teachers at the planning session would be swallowed up in the large assembly room at the City County Building, which seats 310 people on the floor and another 136 in the balcony. If the teachers didn’t turn out in numbers, their concerns would be

Owen Peterson said that his best friend, Chandler Edwards, was drafted as a conscientious objector. Chandler’s father was the Rev. Ova Edwards, pastor of the pacifist Church of the Brethren. “He did his duty and volunteered to do community work as an alternative to military service,” Peterson said. Chandler worked in International Voluntary Service Rural Development, helping in crop and livestock production and in the construction of farm buildings, schools, dispensaries, airstrips, sanitation and food preservation, and social welfare in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. He was killed as a result of procommunist Pathet-Lao enemy action on April 24, 1969, while the Green Berets were moving him and others to Laos. Harold Watson was 21 years old when he was killed in Vietnam, said his brother, Gilbert. “He was a fun-loving guy who enjoyed life and loved cars,” Gilbert said. “I’ve often wondered had he lived what he would have done with his life. He’s still alive in my heart and in our hearts. It’s hard sometimes at Christmastime when he’s not there.” Harold earned two Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. Gary Weaver said his older brother, Jerry, was killed by shrapnel in August 1968. “It was a great loss.” “We appreciate all who remember him,” said Jerry’s sister, Cathy Weaver. “I don’t want him to be forgotten.”

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Tumblin gets surprise honor The Shopper’s own Dr. Jim Tumblin was gunning for revenge after being surprised with his induction into the Central High Wall of Fame.

Libby Morgan “I want to know if you knew about this,” he charged at me. “I’m putting everyone who knew on my payback list!” Of course I feigned total ignorance. Getting on Jim’s bad side is a place I never want to be. The ceremony included video presentations by David Dixon of the three preannounced honorees, the late C. E. Harris, the lovely Sylvia Williams and the lively Stephen Land, followed by a video about Tumblin’s life with an on-screen so-called “sound check” aka a sly trick by Dixon. A few weeks ago, Tumblin was asked to come down to the art center when Sylvia was to be interviewed so Dixon could check levels and such. Somehow Dixon got Tumblin to talk about his life during the “tests.” Tumblin was totally duped. ■

Jim Farmer is a hoot

Reading Jim Farmer’s book reminds me of the first scene in “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou.” You start in, thinking you might have to pay attention to the point or the plot, but not far into the opening, you realize it’s all for fun and you just need to sit back and enjoy it.

Nuclear physicist James Blankenship congratulates his daughter Sylvia Williams in joining him on the CHS Wall of Fame. Richard Tumblin was in on the surprise Central High School Wall of Fame recognition of his brother Jim, with R. Larry Smith, president of the Central High Alumni Association. Photos by Libby Morgan That moment happens when you see that the first page of his book is headlined “This is the first page.” “The Rabbit Who Lost It’s (sic) Ears” is Farmer’s second book. Both books have covers by popular local cartoonist Charlie Daniel. “The Rabbit” is “…my journey into the ‘idiot tube,’” according to “This is the Second Page” text, and Farmer’s first book is “The Long Tale Mouse,” a “humorous tale about Internet dating and a historical approach to familiar stories about mice such as “The Three Blind Mice,” “Hickere-Dickere-Dock,” “The Pied Piper” and other mouse tales, including the “Computer Mouse.” “The spelling and improper use of some words is intentional.” Farmer is retired from banking and is a certified

Bob Temple with honoree Stephen Land, owner of Jupiter Entertainment. instructor for the National Center for Construction, Education and Research at the University of Florida. His bio lists general contractor, developer, resort manager, host of the Dogwood Arts band competition and mar-

keter for Dollywood. “My books are all for fun, and I get to meet lots of peo- Jim Farmer held a book signing during Jodi Bowlin’s open ple. I’m scheduling for next house at Knoxville Soap, Candle and Gifts in Fountain City. year’s festivals now to take my books and meet more great for a 90-minute read.” City. people. Farmer held a book signContact Farmer at “The books are small, the ing at Knoxville Soap, Can- for type is large and they are dle and Gifts in Fountain copies of his books.

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Kathy Hill and Jim Clayton, reunited since Hill was the featured singer on Clayton’s popular “Startime” TV show, sang together with the original Kathy Hill and Jim Clayton perform at a special event at the East Tennessee History Center Nov. Kountry Kings. Hill sang like a star. 1 honoring the first 20 years of Knoxville television. Hill was the featured singer on Clayton’s Clayton struggled through “Startime” show. Photos by Jake Mabe Eddy Arnold’s yodel “Cattle Call” and cracked, “If it’s painful to you, imagine how it is for me!” The House Mountain Boys served as the house band for last David West told tales Monday’s “Tennessee Shines.” of the Ol’ Coonhunter, Cas Walker, and led the crowd in the infectious theme song to Walker’s “Farm and Home Hour.” Jim Hartsook, known to longtime Knoxville TV viewers as Little Jimmy Hartsook, didn’t look as if he’d aged at all. In the audience were local TV celebrities Bonnie Lou Moore (of “Bonnie Lou Robinella autographs a copy of her latest CD, “Ode to Love,” for and Buster” fame), Ronnie Speeks, Carl Williams and David West picks and sings Marilyn Kallett, who recited her poetry on “Tennessee Shines.” the theme to “The Cas Walker Marshal Andy Smalls. Hartsook thanked Farm and Home Hour.” Moore for giving him exposure, adding that an RCA executive took notice at 601 S. Gay St. Info: 215- Scott Holt. of him at a Bonnie Lou 8830 or www.easttnhistory. Admission is $5 and ■ Halls wrestling and Buster show in Pigeon org. full concessions will be Forge and signed Hartsook available. to hold alumni ■ Singing like a bird to a recording contract. “Pull Up A Chair” with Jake Mabe at match Follow him on Brad Reeves, co-founder Robinella brought her Twitter at @HallsguyJake. The Halls High of the Tennessee Archive of songs of sweet, Southern Robinella sings during last Monday’s live “Tennessee Shines” Moving Image and Sound, sunshine to WDVX-FM’s wrestling team will hold radio show at WDVX-FM’s Knoxville studios on Gay Street. showed an hour’s worth of “Tennessee Shines” last its second annual alumni match Friday, Nov. 15, in clips from the first 20 years Monday night. of Knoxville television. The local favorite was conjunction with its Red It included just about the featured singer on and White match. The Red everybody at the event the station’s weekly radio and White match begins at 6 as well as John Cazana’s show, which airs at 7 p.m. p.m. and the alumni match wrestling show, classic Mondays and is broadcast will follow at approximately for Christmas Parties, commercials (Lay’s and live from WDVX’s Gay 7 p.m. Birthdays, Graduations, Alumni matches include: JFG coffee) and outtakes of Street studio. Special Events Caleb Leonard (threeBill Williams’ early days at She treated the crowd to WBIR-TV. cuts from her latest album, time state placer and The super shindig kicked “Ode to Love,” painted her state champion) vs. John 4100 Crippen Rd • Halls off a new exhibit at the own pictures on covers Vandergriff (two-time state 377-3675 • Fax 377-3805 history center, “Live! On of The Ronettes’ “Be My placer and state champion); 4409 Chapman Hwy Air! And In Your Living Baby” and Gillian Welch’s Alex Larue (state placer) Happy Hour All Day, Every Day 577-8881 • Fax 577-8966 Room,” which runs through “Paper Wings,” and sang vs. brother Trent Larue; Hours: M-Th 11am - 10 pm Feb. 22. Included are “Teardrops” for her biggest Ethan Gunter (state placer) • Mixed Drinks • Beer vs. Eric Davis; Aaron F & Sat 11am - 11pm early TV equipment and fan (cough). • Wine • Margaritas cameras, the original 1958 The House Mountain Heathman vs. Alex Mcgee; Cas Walker TV show set, Boys served as the house Josh Henderlight vs. Brian costumes from Bonnie Lou band and Marilyn Kallett Massengill; Jeremy Branam (1child per adult) and Buster, Hartsook and a recited her poetry during vs. Ryan Pixley; and Justin Mincey vs. Joe Gunter. few other surprises. the show. ANY PURCHASE “We are also starting The station that is now Robin said she enjoys a new tradition this WATE, Knoxville’s first TV singing to a live audience. OF: station, signed on the air “I’ve spent my life trying year where a senior can Oct. 1, 1953. to be a people pleaser. I challenge a coach,” says $10 ........... $2.00 OFF head coach Shannon Sayne. Reeves and the History pretend I sing like a bird.” MONDAY - WEDNESDAY “We have four seniors this Center have outdone You don’t have to pretend, 11am - 4pm $20 ........... $4.00 OFF year: Tanner Justice, Calvin themselves with this one. Robin. Not one bit. But don’t take my word for Tickets to “Tennessee Giles, Andrew Kitts and $30 ........... $6.00 OFF it. Go see the exhibit. Shines” are $10. Info: www. Brandon Williams.” They will take on coaches The East Tennessee For more info Ground Beef or Excludes alcohol. History Center is located on Robinella’s music, visit Sayne, Cody Humphrey and Shredded Chicken. One coupon per table.

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avowed creating or tolerating an atmosphere that squelches dissent. He did not express any frustration with the new standards and did not address the substance of any of the complaints. S u p e r i nt e n d e nt ’s grade: F School board members by rule and by custom do not respond to presentations at public forum. Indya Kincannon asked that the teachers’ concerns be addressed at the board’s next meeting and posted an open invitation for them to contact her on various social media. No one addressed the numerous requests to fire McIntyre. School board’s grade: Incomplete


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Haslam held hostage

Ron Ramsey’s going to put his big boot down on Gov. Bill Haslam. If Haslam’s thinking about bringing his long-awaited Tennessee Plan for Medicaid expansion to the Genresidents who are Wayne eral Assembly, Ramsey’s goDavis, dean of engineering ing to mess it up. at UT, and environmental The lieutenant governor activist Steve Smith. Wil- is putting stuff like this on liams has operated a pub- his website: “If Obamacare lic relations firm for many is implemented, it will be years in Knoxville. near impossible to roll it She is a longtime Repub- back. We must do what we lican activist having served can while we can.� in the Alexander and SunLast week Ramsey told dquist cabinets. Capitol Hill reporters that She was actually the the governor is wasting his recommendation of Gov. time even thinking about Bill Haslam to serve on this presenting a plan to get fedcommittee which held its eral money to buy health first meeting in October insurance for 330,000 unin Scottsboro, Ala. She is insured Tennesseans. When a former UT trustee and they went running up to TVA board member where Haslam’s office for comshe says she supported ment, his people told them open committee meetings that Ramsey’s ruminations of the board (which has won’t affect the governor’s never materialized). TVA deliberations, which are pays expenses to attend the into their second year. meetings. Also serving on the committee is Anne Davis, wife of Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and manager of the Southern Environmental Law Center in Tennessee, as well as Tennessee ConThe ethereal photo deservation Commissioner picting the Virgin Mary and Robert Martineau. her son is more than a holiThe committee is not day vignette to David Baker. expected to address the It’s an important part of his public relations headaches family history. TVA has had with its now abandoned dress code for public hearings and excessive tree cutting policies in residential neighborhoods Wendy which exceeds what KUB Smith does in Knox County. TVA CEO Bill Johnson chairs the committee, although originally it was The photo is part of proposed that the comKnoxville’s history, too. mittee pick its own chair. The photographer is Joseph Johnson preferred to run Knaffl, the son of Austrian it himself and asserted court physician Dr. Rudolph that view. One can ask how Knaffl, who came to East much independence will it Tennessee after fleeing the really have? revolutions of 1848. ■Tom Brokaw, former Joseph Knaffl and his anchor for NBC news and brother, Charles, opened well known journalist a Knoxville photography and author, will speak at studio called Knaffl & Bro. the Cox Auditorium at the in 1884, and the business Alumni Memorial Buildeventually moved to 522 ing on the UT campus this Gay Street. In 1899, JoWednesday, Nov. 13, at seph was inspired to cre1:30 p.m. sponsored by the ate a Madonna and Child Howard Baker Center. The portrait from looking at the public is invited. It is part full moon, says Baker, who of the Baker Distinguished is the grandson of Joseph Lecture series. Brokaw is Knaffl. 73. It is co-sponsored by The photographer chose the News Sentinel, WBIR and WUOT. Reservations can be made by contacting the Baker Center.

Christi Branscom handles two jobs Christi Branscom seems to have settled easily into her job as chief operating officer and deputy to the mayor, replacing Eddie Mannis.

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She is visible in solving issues such as the initial foolish decision to change the camera lights at the entrance to Turkey Creek shopping which developer John Turley highlighted. She corrected the error. What has gone unmentioned is that her old job as senior director has gone unfilled. The Rogero Administration has not made an official announcement, but it is evident it is not going to be filled which will save city taxpayers over $160,000 a year since the two jobs of Mannis and Branscom have effectively been combined without any public acknowledgement. Frankly, both positions were not needed and Branscom doing both jobs with only a $500 annual pay hike proves it. More efficiency and cost cutting in city government is to be admired and applauded. Meanwhile the Rogero administration is being tight-lipped about life after Angela Starke, communications director, who departs in December for Florida where her husband has a new job. Discussion ranges from simply filling the position with someone new, elevating Jesse Mayshark who makes $40,000 a year less than Starke or re-arranging the whole operation by merging it into a new department. Mayshark has been the go-to person for city information. The next person may not make the same salary which Starke has had. Stay tuned. Complicating matters is that Starke’s departure leaves the Rogero Administration without an African-American leading an operating department. Tank Strickland, who has worked for four mayors, continues with community relations but it is one-person office. Strickland is highly regarded. ■Knox County Democratic ■ Susan Richardson Women’s Club will meet Williams serves on the 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Shoney’s on Western Avenue. new TVA committee to look New members are welcome. at its energy activities along Info: 742-8234. with two other Knoxville


Betty Bean OK, then. Meanwhile, staunch Haslam supporters like the Tennessee Medical Association and the hospital lobbyists, who evidently haven’t found tort reform to be the solution to their financial problems, are ramping up the pressure to get him to sign on to the Medicaid deal so they can get reimbursed for treating the poor and the sick. Vanderbilt Medical Center is getting ready to lay off 1,000 workers; rural hospitals are threatening to close, leaving Haslam to take the fall when communities end up without access to medical care. This is devil and the deep blue sea territory, and surely not what Haslam anticipated when he rolled over

Ramsey in the 2010 GOP primary with 47 percent of the vote. Ramsey’s 22 percent couldn’t even beat Zach Wamp’s 29 percent. Should he have realized that Ramsey would be holding him hostage before he’d finished his first term? Probably, given the makeup of the upper house of the General Assembly, which is dominated by what John McCain calls the “wacko-bird� faction. Think maybe Haslam wishes he were back in Knoxville where he could count on a collegial, nonpartisan City Council to pretty much endorse his every wish – Knoxville, the running of which he could delegate to trusted deputies Larry Martin and Bill Lyons while he spent two years shaking hands from Memphis to Mountain City trying to be governor – Knoxville, where reporters were friendly, their bosses

deferential and there was no problem a phone call from his daddy couldn’t go a long way toward solving? Heck yes. He had a sweet ride over here. Maybe he’s been thinking about that since last March, when, after months of deliberation, internal debate and just plain dithering, he announced what everybody already pretty much knew – that he was turning down $1.4 billion the federal government stood ready to fork over to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. No healthcare for you, 300,000 uninsured Tennesseans. And if you’re waiting on that Tennessee Plan, which is supposed to leverage those federal dollars to buy private health insurance for poor people, don’t hold your breath. It’s a will o’ the wisp. Bill Haslam is not the most powerful guy in Nashville.

Historic photograph is part of Knoxville’s heritage 18-year-old Emma Fanz, the daughter of his friend, Knoxville sausage magnate Ignaz Fanz, as his Madonna. His daughter, Josephine, was given the lofty role of baby Jesus. The infant, Baker’s mother, was frightened by the noise of the clanging trolley during the first photo shoot. To accommodate the tearful baby, the portrait was shot on a quiet Sunday afternoon, he says. The photo was a huge commercial success. Thousands of sepia-toned prints were sold in the U.S. and Europe, and a few were hand-tinted, says Baker. Some questioned the authenticity of the color version, which highlighted Josephine’s blue eyes. According to Baker, the Madonna and Child portrait was Knaffl’s masterpiece. Exhibited in Chatauqua, New York, it was written up in a national arts magazine called Pen & Brush. The critic called the photo “a signal success.� One hundred years after the portrait debuted, Hallmark used the image on two Christmas cards, along with

the text from Isaiah 9: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given ...� Fanz has her own place in the city’s history. She married Will Price, and

remember when then-editor Harry Moskos took off after Sheriff Tim Hutchison, accusing him of misconduct. The criticism was so excessive that Hutchison caught a backlash wave, which elected him over Rudy Bradley by 5,000 votes and even propelled Bill Frist over Bob Corker in the GOP primary for U.S. Senate. (The Sentinel endorsed Corker.)

■Amy Broyles was a clear winner when attacked by fellow commissioner R. Larry Smith. Seems Smith didn’t want Broyles attending the state Economic Summit for Women in Nashville. Smith said he didn’t see why Knox County had to pick up the tab ($130 or so) for her expenses. Even the League of Women Voters weighed in for Broyles.

West Knoxville resident David Baker is selling copies of a Madonna and Child portrait that his grandfather, Joseph Knaffl, created at his Gay Street studio in 1899. The baby in the photo is Baker’s mother. Photo by Wendy Smith


■Joy McCroskey visited the Powell Business and Professional Association in October, said she’s running for re-election and handed out gizmos. The gift? A plastic dispenser of adhesive bandages. ■ Joy’s been needing a bandaid ever since. ■ The News Sentinel is risking a “timmy� on McCroskey. Those around in 1994

they were one of the first families in the area to own an automobile. She became Knoxville’s first car-wreck widow when Price blew a tire and plummeted into a ravine. She later married jeweler Albert Hope, and they built Hopecote, which is now owned by the University of Tennessee and used as a guest house. Ironically, she never had children but enjoyed the acclaim that came from being Knaffl’s Madonna. Knaffl’s son, Samuel, assumed control of the business after his father passed away in 1938. The studio evolved into a framing business that lasted until 1987. Edward Hurst Jr., a grandson of Knaffl, was a noted portrait painter who attended school in London and studied with Knoxville’s Catherine Wiley. Baker, who lived with his parents and grandparents in the Fort Sanders neighborhood, is a lifelong resident of Knoxville. He worked at Woodruff’s on Gay Street for 45 years. For Baker, the Knaffl Madonna and Child is a family treasure. With the help of his son, Kent Baker, he is selling prints and Christmas cards featuring the photo as a tribute to his mother. They are available at the Southern Market, the East Tennessee History Center, Paraclete Catholic Book Store and Antique & Estate Vintage Collectibles. “I thought it was a good thing to bring it back,� he says.

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Tennessee basketball? Myth or maybe? We have been told this will be Cuonzo Martin’s best basketball team at Tennessee. That won’t take much. The previous two lost in the opening round of the NIT, at home, to Mercer and MTSU.

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Perhaps you have heard that three Volunteers, Jordan McRae, Jarnell Stokes and Jeronne Maymon, are all-Southeastern Conference types. One might even make all-America.

Hope so. Earlier, there was fear of hype overload and excessive expectations. Not so much now. Florida and Kentucky and maybe Alabama are projected as superior in the conference. Tennessee opened at No. 26 in the Associated Press preseason top-25 poll. One computer forecast says 33 in the country. The great Dick Vitale, breathless with excitement, says Tennessee is No. 23 until further notice. His analysis was powerful: “Stokes will be a key up front. A healthy Maymon will help.� I had no idea. Here are the unspoken keys to this being a good team: Antonio Barton, fifth-

Robert Hubbs or McRae or Richardson hit the required percentage of threes? Martin thinks Tennessee will be a pretty good team. “I think the most important thing is not to get caught up in what other people are saying‌we know what we need to do to be successful.â€? Coach wasn’t talking about me. I hadn’t said anything at the time. There are encouraging signs of success – more talent, more experience, more depth, more matchup flexibility. Leadership is strengthened with Maymon’s return. He tried during his sit-out season but there is a significant difference in talking a good game and playing one. Maymon can play. Stokes has lost a few pounds and appears a bit

quicker. He got that message last spring when NBA evaluators shocked him with several reasons he should remain in college. At heart, Jarnell is a gladiator who goes hard to the boards. He generally maintained effort last season even when he didn’t get the ball. Stokes is a winner if the refs will let him breathe. McRae is one of the better developmental stories in the country. As Vitale likes to say, he has come a long way, baby. He may actually be an NBA scorer. Hubbs, top new talent, is also a shooter. Alas and alas, Tennessee must play with just one ball at a time. That probably means more games will be won or lost on defense.

of delay and confusion, one cannon ... in the fort fired two quick rounds of canister into the storming party, but quickly closing their ranks the Confederates reached the ditch and chased away the gunners exposed on the platform. “The rapid advance in almost complete darkness over terrain filled with obstacles and converging furrows brought the attacking force in a packed mass whose officers could no longer distinguish their own men. Hesitating only momentarily, the men swarmed into the ditch which they had been told The assault on Fort Sanders (Nov. 29, 1863). Gen. James Long- was no more than four feet street’s 4,000 battle-tested veterans of the war in the east at- deep. They expected to get tacked at dawn but were repulsed in 20 minutes with 80 casu- a toe hold on the berm and alties to Gen. Ambrose Burnside’s 13. Painting used by permission of scale the parapet with one Charles A. Reeves Jr. leap. But as they surged into the ditch they discovered to barriers and bowled them lead troops began tearing their horror that in places aside like tenpins, but in the and kicking at the wires, it was more than 11 feet darkness the men tripped they were knocked over by deep, the embankment was and stumbled over the tele- the sheer weight of numbers slippery and icy, the berm graph wires stretched be- of the rest of the onrush- had been cut away and the tween the stumps. As the ing troops. At the moment parapet had been built up

very high with cotton bales. Many of the men, not knowing what else to do, fired into the embrasures at any of the Federals foolish enough to show their heads.� In 20 minutes the battle was finished. There was nothing for the men in the ditch to do but surrender. Longstreet suffered about 800 casualties, Burnside only 13. Longstreet took a few days to assemble his wounded and retreated through Strawberry Plains and Mossy Creek (presentday Jefferson City) to Russellville. There he spent two miserable months with record cold weather and inadequate supplies before he proceeded back to the battlefields of Virginia. The Union army controlled Knoxville for the remainder of the war. Both armies had stripped East Tennessee of its foodstuff and livestock. Guerrilla warfare, hunger and deprivation marked the period.

year senior imported from Memphis as a surplus Tiger, must move the ball at a faster pace, get out on the break, feed the big bullies inside. Stokes really needs a short jump shot. Has he developed one? We’ll see. Here’s one of the mythor-maybe parts: Can Tennessee guard guards? Perhaps Barton or freshman Darius Thompson or multitalented Josh Richardson or somebody deeper on the bench can make critical stops. The previous two teams boosted several opposing guards toward fame and fortune. Trae Golden, since departed with only rumored explanation, was at the fore-

front of that problem. He lacked quick, nimble feet. But he could hit clutch free throws. Replacing poise at the foul line is another unspoken key. In theory, there will be more free-throwing. Officials have been told to remove some of the toughness from defense. If it really happens, that is bad news. Defensive toughness, not yet developed, was supposedly one of Cuonzo’s hallmarks. Here is the other unspoken key to significant improvement, another myth-or-maybe segment: Has Tennessee developed an offensive strategy for attacking zones? If it remains the same, bombs away, can highly regarded newcomer

The Battle of Fort Sanders In November, 1863, two battle-scarred generals – Union Gen. Ambrose Burnside and Confederate Gen. James Longstreet – faced one another in the Knoxville Campaign.

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In an attempt to buy time for his engineers to put the final touches on fortifications in Knoxville, Burnside planned an orderly withdrawal of about 5,000 troops he had detached to Loudon, southwest of the city. They were to march to Lenoir Station (now Lenoir City), through a crucial road crossing at Campbell’s Station, and into the protection of his positions in Knoxville. Longstreet, with about 12,000 combined infantry and artillery, advanced northward from Chattanooga on a parallel route. The race was on, made more difficult by the heavy rain that was falling and the resulting mud. The Federal troops won the race to the crossing by some 15 minutes. The sharp contest that occurred at Campbell’s Station on Nov. 16, 1863, resulted in 338 Union casualties to 174 for the Confederates. After much delay for reconnaissance and preparations for another battle and because of the terrible weather, Longstreet finally scheduled the assault on Fort Sanders, where he thought Burnside was most vulnerable. Fort Sanders was constructed on an eminence near downtown Knoxville, at present-day 17th St. and Laurel Ave. The staging area for the Confederate attack was northwest of the fort, near present-day Forest Ave. and the Norfolk and Southern Railroad tracks. Both sides lacked food, adequate clothing, and shoes. After 17 days of siege, Burnside’s army had been reduced to quarter rations. The fort was surrounded by a ditch 6-8 feet deep but appeared to be only 3-4 feet deep. Some planks had been placed across it and, from distant Confederate observation posts, troops were observed crossing easily but they were using the planks. The earthen walls were 13 feet high in most places with cotton bales wrapped in rawhide piled on top to protect the riflemen. Longstreet had been warned he would need scaling ladders, but he was deceived by the apparent shallow depth of the ditch and did not prepare them. For perhaps 30 to 80 yards in front of the northwest bastion that was selected for the assault, there were 18-inch tree stumps between which the engi-

neers had stretched telegraph wire to trip and delay the attackers. Gen. Porter Alexander, Confederate artillery commander, had 34 guns in the Knoxville area. Burnside had 51. Inside the fort, 1st Lt. Samuel Benjamin had 335 Union riflemen and 105 artillery working 12 cannons. Longstreet commanded 4,000 Confederate veterans of Robert E. Lee’s campaigns in the East (almost a 10-to-1 ratio). His first assault troops crouched low and approached the fort at dawn on Nov. 29, 1863. Says author D.G. Seymour: “With a rush and a yell the surging gray column advanced up the hill toward Ft. Sanders. As they neared the fort the leading lines crashed through brush

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Extension agent Shannon Perrin with Union County 4-H Technology Team Joshua Sherritze, Jeremiah Kadron, Dakota Sherritze, Martin Dickey and Nathanael Kadron, working on the Big Ridge State Park maps. Photo by Libby Morgan

Success! 4-H group maps Big Ridge trails By Libby Morgan Perseverance pays. After a false start this summer, a group of 4-Hers has hiked all 11 miles of trails at Big Ridge State Park while successfully downloading GPS coordinates with software by a company called Esri, for Environmental Systems Research Institute. The kids are creating an accurate map of the park trails for printed maps, online info and eventually a mobile app. A “blueway” around the lakeshore of the park will also be shown as a trail, according to project leader Martin Dickey. Mapping done by the group will be enhanced with information provided by O’Neill Bergeron, who walked the park this summer to find flora, fauna and points of interest. Bergeron, a Union County resident, is an ecology student at Princeton.

A grant written by Julie Graham through the Union County Chamber of Commerce enabled the funding for the software. “We’ve got a lot of work to do to the files, cleaning up the images and smoothing the lines we traveled, and a lot of decisions to make on how to present the information,” says Dickey. “We’re working to develop maps for Big Ridge visitors and another version for an Esri contest.” Dickey attended the Esri international conference earlier this year, where he represented the National 4-H Council and accepted an award for Special Achievement in GIS for the council. “I learned a lot there. I was there among 14,000 professionals using Esri’s software. We listened to the CEO’s dreams about what can be done with GIS software, how 911 operators use it to track ambulances and

lots more uses. He talked for hours,” Dickey says. The group plans to raise funds so the three older project participants, Dickey, Nathanael Kadron and Dakota Sherritze, can attend the Esri conference in San Diego in July. ■


During downtown Maynardville’s Christmas Tree Rebecca Hughes and her daughter Scarlett demonstrate a fundraiser for the 4-H Technology Lighting and Cruise-In on team – a Christmas photo op backdrop on the Union County Arts’ Back Porch stage to be held Nov. 30 from 3-6 p.m., the Nov. 30, complete with live animals. 4-H-ers will have a Christmas portrait backdrop set up on the art center’s “Back Porch” stage. The group on the shore A small fee will be of the park at an old charged to use the backdrop foundation, where for self-made photos, and Sherritze holds a vacant the team will be on hand hornet’s nest found on to take photos with a 4- by the trail. Photos submitted 6-inch print for $5 and a disk of photos for $15. For $25, the team will do a precise calculation of parcels for farmers so that their fertilizer, seed and pesticide applications will be accurate.

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faith The end of war When he was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age? Jesus answered them, “Beware that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah!’ and they will lead many astray. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet. (Matthew 24: 3-6 NRSV)

Fountain City UMC member Carolyn Latham works the baked goods booth at the church fundraiser.

Fun and games fundraiser and Fountain City UMC By Cindy Taylor Flower Power, Aged and Passé, Shabby Chic, Let’s Play, What did you Say? and General Store “Yum Yum.” Sounds more like fun and games than a church fundraiser – and it was both. Organizer Julie Knoefel and United Methodist Women volunteers at Fountain City United Methodist Church came up with unique names for the different booths to explain what each had to offer during the one-day fundraiser Nov. 2. The event, which began in the 1950s and is held each odd year, is possibly the longest running church bazaar in Knoxville. “It takes the whole church to make this happen,” said Knoefel. “Being creative with our sale after the 1990s has been challenging since not many people make jams, jellies and homemade goodies anymore.” A featured item was handbags made by the women of the only United Methodist Church in Albania. Seven bags were avail-

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able and all were original designs. The United Methodist Men served food in The Bistro. Booths offered new and used items, including toys, jewelry, antiques, books, baked goods, and arts and crafts. More than $6,000 was raised for both local and international missions.

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At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, in the year 1918, World War I – the “war to end all wars” – officially ended. It was only two years ago that the last U. S. veteran of that war died: Frank Buckles, of West Virginia. Twenty-nine years after the “war to end all wars,” World War II began. Ironically enough, Mr. Buckles would become a prisoner of war in that conflict. After his service in World War I, he took up a career as a ship’s officer on merchant vessels. He was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines during World War II, and held prisoner of war for more than three years before he was freed by U. S. troops. So far, wars have not ended war, nor have they been accurate predictors of the end of the world. Jesus was right: “the end is not yet.” So the end of the world is somewhere in the future. Tomorrow? Next week? A millennium from now? Two millennia? If this little blue planet is home, and we are unable, so far, to escape its environs en masse, why can’t we stop killing each other? Rodney King asked plaintively after the riots in Los Angeles, “Why can’t we just get along?” Well, it seems we just can’t. Because we can’t

HEALTH NOTES ■ PK Hope is Alive Parkinson Support Group of East TN will meet 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Kern UMC Family Life Center, 451 E. Tennessee Ave. in Oak Ridge. Speaker: Kelly Arney from Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. A light lunch will be provided by East Tennessee Personal Care Service. Info: Karen Sampsell, 482-4867, or e-mail: ■ UT Medical Center’s Mobile Mammography Unit will offer digital screenings at North Side YMCA from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Insurance is filed for each participant. Funding is available for women 40+ with no health insurance. Info/ap-

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seem to get over those seven deadly sins: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony, all of which (it seems to me) boil down to selfishness. So when a man gives his life for a cause larger than himself – say, the salvation of the world – it is an act of total heroic unselfishness. We all need heroes. At times, history provides an opportunity for men and women to do heroic things. Sometimes God provides such an opportunity for us – you and me: a chance to stand up and be counted, to take a stand, to perform a service, to do a task, to be a hero. There are heroes among us – quiet heroes we don’t notice – who are faithfully doing the right things, the necessary things, the difficult things. It is my prayer that we will watch for them, study them and emulate them. And if we are called on to be a hero, even for a moment, we will hear that call, answer the summons and faithfully do our best. pointment: 305-9753. ■ UT Medical Center’s Mobile Mammography Unit will offer digital screenings at Corryton Senior Center, 9331 Davis Drive, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16. Insurance is filed for each participant. Funding is available for women 40+ with no health insurance. Info/appointment: 305-9753. ■ Amedisys Hospice offers free adult grief support groups at the following times and places: Newly bereaved support group meets 1:30 p.m. every third Monday at Panera Bread in Fountain City. On-going grief support group meets 6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday at Amedisys offices, 1420 Dutch Valley Road. Info: Sarah Wimmer, 689-7123.

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Meetings and classes ■ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is offering tours of one its local churches to help the public have a better understanding of their beliefs. The church located at 6024 Grove Drive in Fountain City, near Gresham Middle School, will offer tours 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 14 and 21. ■ Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike, will host a one-time class, “Surviving the Holidays,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, in the Prayer Chapel. The class is a warm and encouraging event featuring video instruction and group discussion that will help you deal with the intense pain of grief during the holiday season. Info: care@

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Mark Allison is new to Smithwood Baptist Church and has accepted a position that is also new to the church. Allison is the minister of discipleship and family ministries. A Knoxville native who was raised Baptist, Allison graduated from UT with a master’s in education. He taught public school and moved to the Presbyterian faith for a few years before feeling the call Mark Allison Photo by Cindy Taylor to pursue a master’s degree in divinity and return to the Allison also teaches Baptist faith. U.S. history at Rivers Edge “Once I accepted this position, my family and I felt Christian Academy, where it mattered for us to become his wife teaches 2nd grade. members here,” he said. “Ev- His favorite pastime is eryone at Smithwood has watching UT football and been warm and welcoming.” hanging out with his family; Allison oversees nu- wife Christy, daughter Sarmerous ministries in the ah Kate, 7, and son Aiden, 6. “We (Smithwood) plan to church, including youth, reach out and embrace the children’s ministry and community around us. As nursery. He said he is enlistChristians, we’ve comparting help from volunteers. “We are going to be inten- mentalized ourselves for a tional about building inter- while. It’s time to break out, generational relationships. build relationships and be Our youth are experiencing more than a number. “The Christian church a lack of connectivity. We hope to engage varied age has a lot of challenges groups to become interac- ahead. I choose to see those as opportunities.” tive with others.”

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Teachers get fired up By Betsy Pickle Teachers from throughout the area got a lift last Tuesday night at Reach Them To Teach Them at the Tennessee Theatre. From a Petros supper and gift bags to a program featuring sports broadcaster Roy Firestone and radio host Hallerin Hilton Hill, the evening was all about celebrating and reinvigorating educators, and it appeared to be a huge success. “It was great,” Jackie Jacobsen, ELL teacher at Belle Morris Elementary School, said of Firestone’s presentation. “I thought it was very entertaining. I really appreciated it and the inspiration that it gives us all.” Hill drew on humorous and poignant remembrances from his childhood to illustrate the impact teachers can have on students. Firestone, a seven-time Emmy Award winner, used video clips of sports triumphs and bloopers, along with some impressive singing and mimicry chops, to drive home the “Field of Dreams”inspired message, “If you build it, they will become.” Buzz Thomas, president of the Great Schools Partnership, served as MC. Scotty Hicks, 8th grade social studies teacher at Maryville Middle School, performed his poem “I Am a Teacher,” and the FreshWind Youth Mass Choir, directed by John Jackson, sang two songs for the audience. Amy Crawford, a 7th grade English teacher at West Valley Middle School and founder of Reach Them To Teach Them, was exhausted but elated at the end of the evening. “Our very first event about eight years ago, we had about 500 people,” said Crawford. “Tonight, we had in the neighborhood of 1,600.” The program drew teachers from Blount, Cocke, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox and Roane counties. “We had 1,100 teachers from Knox County preregistered,” Crawford said. “Every single Knox County school was represented here tonight, so we’re really excited. We think that what we’re doing is going to have an impact on the lives of the kids that we teach every day.” Crawford said she thought that they had achieved all three of their stated goals. “The first goal is to appreciate – that every teacher who comes to a Reach Them To Teach Them event feels appreciated. The second goal is that they feel inspired, that they find something that they can take with them back into their classrooms and use with their students or their sports teams or their youth groups. “And the third component of

Jackie Jacobsen, ELL teacher at Belle Morris Elementary, left, and Amelie Delzer, a speech-language pathologist at Belle Morris, Whittle Springs Middle and Fulton High, pal around with Inky Johnson, former UT football player turned motivational speaker, who drove from Atlanta to attend Reach Them To Teach Them. Photos by Betsy Pickle

Amy Crawford, founder of Reach Them To Teach Them and 7th grade English teacher at West Valley Middle, relaxes after the event with keynote speaker Roy Firestone.

Fulton High School’s Claudia Bland, teaching assistant in a satellite classroom for emotionally disturbed children, catches up with Fulton’s technology coordinator, Matt Graves, as Graves volunteers at Reach Them To Teach Them.

Jim Friedrich, business teacher at Hardin Valley Academy, and Nancy Friedrich, 4th grade teacher at Dogwood Elementary, pause at the food line at Reach Them To Teach Them. a Reach Them To Teach Them Event is personal challenge. We feel like that’s really where the community will change – when teachers leave here and they’re ready to challenge themselves to look at what they do in the classrooms and the role that they play in the lives of kids in a different way than they did before.”

Volunteers Lynn White, assistant principal at Gibbs Elementary, and Connie Simpson, 2nd grade teacher at Sequoyah Elementary, hand out teacher gifts.

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Halls Middle School will host its first family night with the goal of building relationships with families by inviting them to the Book Fair, enjoying a meal with time for fellowship, sharing an academic experience and raising awareness about the need for technology. “Teachers at the school know that they cannot successfully educate students without their partnership on every step of the journey,” said coordinator Jennifer Smiddy. The event will be held 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, and will begin with the Book Fair in the library. The PTA will provide dinner (advance reservations required) for a small cost at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria and the educational portion of the evening will begin at 6. “The night will run like ‘The Amazing Race,’” said coordinator Dina Lane, “where parents and students enjoy a self-paced night where they can experience a typical day in their student’s life. “Families will get a taste of language arts, math, science and social studies with reference to technology that evening.” The evening will conclude in the auditorium, and door

The team is led by seniors Nate Sparks, Gabe Treadway, Coleman DeMars, Chase Wakefield, Will Lett, Ben Steinke and Sierra Knighten. Milsaps expects to see several of his graduating seniors continue their success in cross-country at the collegiate level next year. This season, the boys team placed second at the Johnson University Race, took first place at the Cove Lake Invitational and repeated as champions at the Norris Dam Invitational. During the regionals, the boys team placed seventh of 17 and junior Tyler Edwards finished 27th in the event. The girls team also had a great season by placing second at the Johnson University Race, bringing home second place honors from the Norris Dam Invitational and a first place finish at the Cove Lake Invitational. Senior Sierra Knighten celebrated her first win at the Cove Lake event.

prizes will be given to participants. To sign up for supper or for more info, call the Halls Middle School office, 922-7494. Upcoming events at HMS: Basketball will tip off on Monday, Nov. 11 at Gresham Middle School. Girls tip off at 4:30 p.m. and boys follow at approximately 5:30 p.m. The first home basketball game will be Thursday, Nov. 14 against Powell. Multicultural Night will be 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. Project displays and food will be available from 6-7 p.m. and the entertainment portion of the evening will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults (children under 10 admitted free) and food Colby Jones will cost $1 per plate. ■

Cross-country team successful

The Halls High crosscountry team recently finished what coach Kent Milsaps calls “the best season in a long time.”

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Halls High Players of Week

Halls High School football Players of the Week for the final game of the season are Colby Jones and Garrett Moyers.


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Schools honor coupon book sellers By Ruth White Knox County Schools held a celebration luncheon for top school coupon book sellers at the Sarah Simpson Center last week. Students who sold 100 or more books were honored at a luncheon and prizes were awarded for their hard work. Area top elementary school winners include: Bryce Olinger, 172 books, Brickey-McCloud; Addi-

son Brewer, 139, Shannondale Elementary; Brayden Clapp, 113, Corryton Elementary; Kai Litton, 103, Shannondale Elementary; Christian Cox, 100, Sterchi Elementary and Benjamin Harris, 100, Gibbs Elementary. Area top middle school winners include: Cassie Norris, 332, Halls Middle; and Hailey Gann, 102, Halls Middle.





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Ronald and Lavurn Roach Weisgerber celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 20 with family and friends at Union Baptist Church fellowship hall. They were married Oct. 19, 1963. Ronald is retired from Rohm and Haas and Lavurn is retired from Beaver Dam Baptist Church Child Care. They have two children, Scott Weisgerber and wife Stacy and Cristi Adams and husband Todd, and four grandchildren: Morgan, Zach, Tanner and Sawyer.

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Kylie Johnson, Emily Marshburn, Jaden Hasting and Hunter Shupe dressed as colonists and natives during the event. Photos submitted

Tanner Dean, Brayden Evans, Eli Helton, Jenna Anderson, Averi Sparks (in background), Jazaria Brodie, Ellie Burkhardt and Stella Rosencrantz enjoy playing a cup and ball game.

Brickey-McCloud students celebrate Colonial Days Brickey-McCloud Elementary 4th grade students celebrated the second annual Colonial Day. The special day culminates the end of the colonial unit in Social Studies. Students spent the day dipping candles, making

butter, learning a colonial dance, playing traditional colonial games and more. Many dressed in colonial attire and ate typical colonial food. Each student was able to have their picture taken in the old-timey photo station. Brickey-McCloud students Katy Niedling, Clay Gamble, Samuel Rievley, Clay Stooksbury (in background), Bethany Quillen, Brodie Runyard, Porter Tolf, Taylor Powers and Cole Prentice perform a colonial dance during the 4th grade Colonial Day event.


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■ President Emeritus Joe Johnson is being honored by UT with an employee Service Award in his name. In honor of Johnson’s 50 years of continuous service, all UT employees statewide who are future recipients of 50-year service recognition will receive the “Joe Johnson Lifetime Service Award.”

Girls on the Run to host 5k The Girls on the Run of Greater Knoxville will host its annual 5k 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at Tyson Park, 2351 Kingston Pike. Everyone is invited and girls age 8-14 are especially encouraged to come with their families to participate. The entry fee is $15 in advance and $20 at the race. Register online

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Elementary students from River’s Edge Christian Academy recently helped win the Tennessee State Championship in cross-country as part of the Knoxville Ambassador team. Pictured are (front) Cole Smith, Kate Blackson, Price Bevins, Daniel Blackson, Christina Casey, Elizabeth Judd, Knoxville Ambassador coach Priscilla Deets; (middle) J.T. Judd, Abby Harris; (back) Nathan Deets, Nicholas Duncan and Noah Harris. Deets trained the students for nine weeks before the competition. Photo submitted


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Fundraiser benefits Powell Playhouse By Cindy Taylor Once a year, the Powell community gets a chance to support local theater, browse for unique items and view the work of fine artisans all at the same time. Jubilee Banquet Facility hosted the third annual Arts and Crafts Show and Fundraiser for the Powell Playhouse. The event featured local artists and crafters, and served as an opportunity to purchase holiday décor and gifts. Marsha Sneed demonstrated her talent for acrylic art onsite. Sneed was a student of Powell Playhouse founder Nita Buell-Black. “I love to come out and support Nita and the Playhouse,” said Sneed. Many of the artists do-

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Real estate market holds ground By Sherry Witt After a very strong summer, the local real estate market returned to a more normal pace in October. How e ve r, property sales still Witt easily surpassed those of a year ago with 850 property transfers in Knox County. The market outperformed last October’s number of 774 sales, and was only 20 off the pace set in September. The total value of land sold in October was just over $165 million. While that was about $20 million short of the September total, it was ahead of October 2012 by about $25 million. Historically, real estate activity slows down somewhat during the last quarter of the year as cooler weather and shorter days make construction more challenging. Mortgage lending mar-

kets continued to trend slower in October as around $256 million was loaned against real estate, $13 million less than September. Last October more than $336 million was loaned against real property. Mortgage lending tends to fluctuate, and it appears that the latest refinancing surge may have reached a saturation point as national interest rates have inched upward. The largest real estate transfer of the month was a deed for property at 5032 Lyons View Pike which sold for $4,675,000. The largest mortgage transaction was a Trust Deed by Sachchidanand Hotel Papermill financing property on Papermill Road in the amount of $9.4 million. On this Veterans Day, I would like to extend a special thanks to all the men and women who have served our country in the military. You are truly our nation’s finest, and your sacrifice is not forgotten.

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Chris Mynatt and the staff at Halls Cleaners are collecting coats to distribute to the needy. Anyone with coats and jackets in wearable condition may drop them off at 7032 Maynardville Highway or Robbins Cleaners in Fountain City, 4919 N. Broadway through the end of November. Coats will be distributed through the Halls Welfare Ministry, Mission of Hope and Angelic Ministries. Info: 922-7032. Photo by Ruth White

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Enthusiasm is contagious Excitement filled the room as business owners kicked around ideas for advertising promotions and customer bonus days. It is obvious that businesses in and around Knoxville Center mall are uniting, and the enthusiasm is contagious!

Carl Tindell and Bob Crye chat with Karen Hurley at The UPS Store in Halls during the meeting of the Breakfast Club, sponsored by the Business and Professional Association. Photos by Ruth White

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The party seems to follow this crowd of business professionals in the Halls area. Pictured at a recent breakfast meeting are Karen Hurley, Heather Strader, Denise Girard, Kathy McCorkhill, Sue Walker, David Coppock and Janis Crye. Hurley showed the group the new banner machine at The UPS Store during the breakfast gathering.

Gear Up Fountain City! Justin Rountree prepares to customize a shirt for a Powell fan at Gear Up Knox in Fountain City, 5311 N. Broadway (at the corner of Hotel Avenue and Broadway). The store sells and customizes team gear, T-shirts, sweats and other items for all sports. It also features a great selection of Under Armor gear and offers fundraising opportunities for youth sports. Rountree just celebrated the one year anniversary of his Fountain City location where hours

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The newly formed East Towne Area Business and Professional Association met last week to elect officers and adopt a slogan. ETABPA’s vision is to “Foster a positive image and enhance customer traffic through partnerships, advertising, media and government interaction; making the East Towne Area your business destination.” Sharon Davis, a Realtor with Hammontree Real Estate, conducted the first meeting, and city council member Nick Della Volpe encouraged everyone to bring businesses together to have “one voice.” Kaelyn Farmer, the manager of Buckle in Knoxville Center, was elected president. Other officers include Janie Wilson, vice president; Tammy White, treasurer; and Mike Davis secretary. Davis promises the December meeting will be “super exciting” and encourages representatives from businesses along the I-640 corridor to attend. The meeting will be held at the Harvest Park Community Center, 8a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4.

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Ringing phones, customers picking up orders and designers creating beautiful arrangements were all happening at Petree’s Flowers on Magnolia when I walked in. Donna Lunsford, owner, continued getting out a last minute order. In 1938, Donna’s dad started Petree’s just up the street from the current location, 3805 Magnolia Ave. She and her brother, who is now retired, took over in the ’80s and opened a second location on Broadway. Donna’s mom, Mary, is 89 years young and still active in the business. When asked what makes Petree’s different, Donna said it is simple, “We care.” Some of

their employees have been there for over 30 years. Petree’s has seven designers and four delivery trucks on the road serving all of Knox County and the surrounding areas. There is no charge to meet with a bridal consultant. Fresh flowers are shipped directly to Petree’s twice per week and special orders are always welcome. What about unusual requests? Donna says, “every day,” and said that as long as it is feasible, they will make it happen. Their busiest time of year is Valentine’s Day, with over 600 deliveries in one day – and I just thought they were busy while I was there! Info: Magnolia, 5259447; Broadway, 688-0636; or

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Veterans take on new challenges later in life After Curby Thomas of Powell had a heart attack in 2002, he was referred to the Fort Sanders Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program for 13 weeks of exercise and nutrition classes under the watchful eye of nurses, dieticians and exercise specialists. Working out three times a week, Thomas regained his strength. Then he decided to keep going with exercise. Thomas joined Fort Sanders Cardiac Rehab on a monthly basis, like a health club. Now at 71, he visits several days each week to use the treadmill, weights and other equipment. “I’ve kept up a routine of walking and exercising, and it’s made a tremendous difference in the quality of my life. If you exercise you can live life. Or, you can just sit around and wait to croak, I guess!” Thomas said with a laugh. Like many cardiac patients, Thomas is a veteran. He served in the Army in 1959 to 1960. His heart problems were not related to his service, he said. However, many veterans do have heart and lung problems stemming from military service. “Many men in World War II were exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos. And during the Vietnam War, it was Agent Orange that may have affected their lungs,” said Rick Smith, a cardiovascular technologist at Fort Sanders. Smith is himself a former Army combat medic and National Guardsman.

Cardiovascular technologist Rick Smith talks to Zijad Dvzanic during his rehab session at Fort Sanders Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program. Smith said he sees military service related heart and lung diseases regularly. Asbestos was rampant in old Navy ships and shipyards. Agent Orange and other chemicals were used in Southeast Asia. And throughout the military, cigarette smoking was an encouraged habit (it is now discouraged). “Cigarettes used to come in the meal ration packs,” said Smith.

“The old adage was, ‘If you’ve got ’em, light ’em.’ ” For example, Harold Pruitt of Knoxville, 79 and a Navy veteran, exercises regularly at Fort Sanders. “I was exposed to asbestos, but I also smoked for 52 years,” he said. “I had a little trace of CPOD (chronic pulmonary obstructive disorder), and restless leg syndrome.”

Exercising at Fort Sanders has made a big difference in his health, Pruitt said. “It’s helped me quite a bit. I can walk better, breathe better and the doctor says my lungs are clear and free,” said Pruitt. Veterans and other patients often say they enjoy having nurses, physical therapists and dieticians nearby while they exercise, in case of emergency. “We exercise the patients, take

their blood pressure and watch them on heart monitors while exercising, taking them through different stations like the treadmill, the bicycles and weights for their upper body,” said Smith. Chuck Doherty of Knoxville, 86, said he’s glad Fort Sanders staff members are nearby while he exercises. “I think they’re doing a great job. I fell once on the treadmill, and they were there in a nanosecond. I’ve got to learn to keep awake on the treadmill,” he joked. Doherty said he was likely exposed to asbestos in the Navy years ago; however, his main heart issue is an irregular heartbeat. He began attending Fort Sanders Cardiac Rehab about four years ago. “I use the arm machines, the treadmills, the steps, weights, bicycles, everything. My wife tells me it’s keeping me alive,” Doherty said. “Whether you’re a veteran or not, you’ll get the most excellent care you could ever get at Fort Sanders,” said Smith. “Exercise helps stave off old age issues, arthritis and things like that. “Your mobility is better, your lung issues get better. You’re being watched by all these people, and we send reports to physicians. “We like to say we have smart, happy hearts and happy patients. Exercising at Fort Sanders helps our patients recognize what’s going on with their bodies. It also gives them a way to improve their health,” said Smith.

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Leaving the hospital is just the first step in recovering from a heart attack, heart surgery or angioplasty. Cardiac patients often need to strengthen weakened heart muscles and learn heart-healthy practices. Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center heart patients are referred to the hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Outpatient Program. The three-month program offers exercise sessions and health classes to establish lifestyle changes that help reduce the patient’s risk of further heart disease. “Cardiac Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary treatment plan which involves medication, nursing, exercise physiology, nutrition and psychology. We know it’s difficult to make lifestyle changes, so we try to provide people support so they can change,” explains cardiac rehab nurse case manager Brenda Leuthold. Patients exercise three times each week while hooked to a heart monitor. They also attend different classes on nutrition, stress management and medications. “It’s long enough to help form healthy habits,” says Leuthold. After completing the rehab program, patients are invited back to the center to continue exercising. The center has exercise bikes, step machines, treadmills and free weights. “It’s a wonderful support group for anybody that’s had heart disease or heart procedures,” says Leuthold. “We have a lot of great outcomes.”

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B-2 • NOVEMBER 11, 2013 • HALLS/FOUNTAIN CITY Shopper news

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MONDAY, NOV. 11 Fountain City Town Hall membership meeting, 7 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, 5337 Jacksboro Pike. Guest speaker: Kasey Krouse, the city of Knoxville’s Urban Forester. Multiple vendor and craft fair, 5-9 p.m., Beaver Ridge Lodge F&AM, 7429 Oak Ridge Highway.

TUESDAY, NOV. 12 Union County Little League board meeting, 6 p.m., Union County Court House. New officers for 2014 will be elected. Positions open on the board.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13 Photography class led by award-winning photojournalist Robin Layton, 5-6 p.m., followed by a reception until 8 p.m., Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, 700 Hall of Fame Drive. Both events are free and open to the public. Info: Info: 633-9000. Veterans’ Day with the Triple L seniors group, 11 a.m., Beaver Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 7225 Old Clinton Pike. John Becker, WBIR anchor, will discuss his Service & Sacrifice program. Fredda Valentine will provide patriotic music. Lunch: $6. For reservation: 938-7245.

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, NOV. 13-14 Photography show and book signing featuring photojournalist Robin Layton, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, 700 Hall of Fame Drive. Info: 633-9000.

than 1 mile past the traffic light at Hwy. 441. Proceeds to support community projects such as the Norris Food Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, Remote Area Medical organization, Kids Sight Screening, eye exams and glasses, and hearing aids for the hearing impaired. CarFit checkups for senior drivers, provided by Knoxville Area Urban League’s Project Ready program, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Urban League office, 1514 E. Fifth Ave. Emory Road DAR Chapter meeting, 10:30 a.m., Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Speaker: Eddie Lowery with the Honor Flight Program. All interested people are invited. Info: 938-3187. The inaugural “Biggest Little Sale,” a communitywide rummage sale to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Western Plaza Shopping Center. Admission at the door: $5, children 12 and under free. Advance tickets: $3, available at Big Brothers Big Sisters off West Summit Hill Drive or EdFinancial in West Knoxville. Info: 523-9455 or email

MONDAY, NOV. 18 Luttrell Seniors meeting, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., community center. Bring a traditional side, salad or dessert and enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner. Turkey and ham are provided.

TUESDAY, NOV. 19 “A Healthy Holidays Cooking Class,” noon, Healthy Living Kitchen at The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Heart Lung Vascular Institute. Learn tips on how to enjoy guiltless eating during the holiday season.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20 AARP driver safety class, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., John T. O’Connor Senior Center, 611 Winona St. Info/to register: Carolyn Rambo, 584-9964. The Bits ‘n Pieces Quilt Guild meeting, 1:30 p.m., Norris Community Center. Social time begins at 1 p.m. Guests and new members welcome. Info: Cyndi Herrmann, 278-7796, or email


New Harvest Park Farmers Market, 4775 New Harvest Lane, 3-6 p.m. Vendors include local farmers, crafters and food trucks. Info: http://www.knoxcounty. org/farmersmarket/index.php. New Harvest Park Farmers Market, 4775 New KSO Musical Storytimes for Kids, 4 p.m., NorHarvest Lane, 3-6 p.m. Vendors include local farmers, wood Branch Library, 1110 Merchants Drive. Presented crafters and food trucks. Info: http://www.knoxcounty. by members of the KSO string quartet for pre-school org/farmersmarket/index.php. aged children and their parents. Programs are free and Heiskell Seniors monthly meeting honoring open to the public. Info: 688-2454. our veterans with a traditional Thanksgiving luncheon, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Heiskell Community Center, 9420 Heiskell Road. Speaker: Robert “Buzz” Buswell with the area Veterans Association. All veterans are invited. Info: Janice White, 548-0326. KSO Musical Storytimes for Kids, 10:45 a.m., Book signing and author presentation by Powell Branch Library, 330 W. Emory Road. Presented Dr. Lin Stepp, author of “The Smoky Mountain” by members of the KSO string quartet for pre-school series, including “The Foster Girls,” “Tell Me About aged children and their parents. Programs are free and Orchard Hollow” and “Second Hand Rose,” 2-3 p.m., open to the public. Info: 947-6210. Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Info: Gospel concert, 6 p.m., Washington Pike Baptist 922-2552. Church, 1700 Washington Pike. The church choir and the Judy’s Barn Singers will sing. Free admission. Info: D.C. Hale, 688-7399, or Judy Hogan, 254-4921.




NightinGala, a fundraiser hosted by the UT College of Nursing, 6 p.m., Holiday Inn in World’s Fair Park. Open to the public. Cost: $125 per person. To register: 974-3672 or

SATURDAY, NOV. 16 Concert in honor of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, 2:30 p.m., Holy Ghost Church, 1041 N. Central St. Presented by the Pope Benedict XVI Schola. No charge for the program, but donations will be gratefully accepted. Yule Tide Gathering Gifts and Crafts, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Powell Middle School, Emory road. Free admission. New and used book drive; craft vendors; Christmas music; Santa; free kid’s sight screening and diabetes screening; canned food and used eyeglasses collection. Info: Diane Wilkerson, 640-1053, or Norris Lions Club Turkey Shoot, 8 a.m.-noon, on Highway 61 East toward Andersonville, just more

SATURDAY, NOV. 23 Smocked Christmas Ornaments, 10 a.m.-noon, instructor: Janet Donaldson. Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Registration deadline: Nov. 18. Info: 494-9854 or www. Clear Springs Baptist Church G.A.L.A., 9 a.m.3 p.m. Children’s and adult crafts will be sold. Craft vendors welcome. Info: Deanna Brown, 742-2948.

MONDAY NOV. 25 Powell Recreation Commission annual meeting, 6:30 p.m., Lighthouse Christian Church, 8015 Facade Lane.

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MONDAY, DEC. 2 Tai Chi for Arthritis Open House, 10:30 a.m., Halls Senior Center. Learn about this ancient Chinese form which is designed to improve your balance, your stability and strength. The open house is free. Lessons begin Jan. 6. Info: email Don Parsley, dparsley@

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4 KSO Musical Storytimes for Kids, 11 a.m., Halls Branch Library, 4518 E. Emory Road. Presented by members of the KSO string quartet for pre-school aged children and their parents. Programs are free and open to the public. Info: 9222552. Merry, Merry at the Library with Santa Claus, 11 a.m., North Knoxville Branch Library, 2901 Ocoee Trail. Info: 525-7036. Merry, Merry at the Library with Santa Claus, 4 p.m., Corryton Branch Library, 7733 Corryton Road. Info: 688-1501.

THURSDAY, DEC. 5 Pajama-Rama Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Stories, music, flannel board activities and a craft. Wear your pajamas and bring your favorite toy or stuffed animal. Info: Becky, 947-6210.

FRIDAY, DEC. 6 “Holiday Sparkles & Spirits!” to benefit The Joy of Music School, Cherokee Mills, 2220 Sutherland Ave. Info: 525-6806.

SATURDAY, DEC. 7 The Halls Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Halls Business and Professional Association. Route: Halls High School, proceeding along Maynardville Highway, to Neal Drive. Line up: 4 p.m.; step off: 6 p.m. Info: Shannon Carey, 235-5324. Soy Candles, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; instructor: Victoria Nicely; Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Registration deadline: Dec. 1. Info: 494-9854 or Luttrell Christmas Parade, noon-1 p.m., Luttrell Community Park. Info: Jackie Roberts, 7054755. Clinton Christmas Parade, 6 p.m. Theme: “A Christmas To Remember.” Deadline to register: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4. Info: 457-2559 or email

SUNDAY, DEC. 8 Smocked Christmas Ornaments, 2-4 p.m., instructor: Janet Donaldson. Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 2716 Andersonville Highway 61 in Norris. Registration deadline: Dec. 3. Info: 494-9854 or www.

MONDAY, DEC. 9 Merry, Merry at the Library with Santa Claus, 6 p.m., Powell Branch Library, 330 West Emory Road. Info: 947-6210.

TUESDAY, DEC. 10 “Classic Gingerbread House” class, 6-9 p.m., Avanti Savoia, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Cost: $60. Limited seating. To register: or 922-9916.

TUESDAY, DEC. 17 “Winter Flavors from the Farmers Market” class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Avanti Savoia, 7610 Maynardville Pike. Cost: $50 per person. To register: www. or 922-9916.

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Teachable moments Lately I’ve been “felled” by the same thing that’s got a lot of Knox Countians in its pernicious grasp – a bad cold of the sort that makes leaving one’s bed a bad idea for all concerned. While I haven’t been able to interview any interesting folks this week, I have been keeping up with the current school controversy. By now everyone knows about the recent school board meeting in which Knox County teachers voiced their frustrations and concerns. Here at the ShopperNews, Sandra Clark and Jake Mabe have been consistently supporting those educators for months now. I was particularly struck by the recent article, “Tenured and Tired,” in which Mabe spoke with a teacher who noticed her students’ lingering confusion about the correct use of apostrophes. God knows we need some clarification in that area. Where’s the millionaire who’ll give me a dollar for every sign I can find that uses an apostrophe incorrectly? The teacher, who spoke


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2001 GOLDEN TEE Clas- DYNAQUEST RV 26 ft, sic Golf Game, great for 2006, Freightliner man cave or rec rm. chassis, air ride, all $400. 865-660-8423 fiberglass gel coat, dark gray, 300 HP diesel, 65k mi, LR Antiques 216 slide. $79,500. See at Lazy Days RV, Morristown. 865-599-0612 Cedar lined, 50's, armoire, w/mirror, ***Web ID# 328375*** very good cond. $275 PACE ARROW VISION firm. 865-242-3295 2000 36' V10, 2 slides, OAK VICTORIAN FIRE 23k mi., all opt's. $35000. Call 865-850-9613 PLACE MANTLE w/mirror, good cond. Great for ROLLS 1997, 38 ft, Holiday decor. $275 42K mi., diesel mtr. Call 865-966-5942 & gen. $59,900. Sell or trade or make Action Ads Call Bob for Medical Supplies 219 offer. more info. 865-548-7888 922-4136 or 218-WEST(9378) POWER LIFT SEABREEZE LX 1999 CHAIR, exc cond., gas eng., new Dogs 141 $500 obo. Call 865- V10 tires & brakes, to 690-0374 many new updates to list, 48K mi., 33' Australian Shepherd Class A, $19,000 obo. puppies, AKC reg, 865-566-4102. black tri M&F, S&W, Sporting Goods 223 $400. 423-259-1515 ***Web ID# 329167*** POOL TABLE 4x8 ft, Tourmaster by Gulfstream 39' diesel solid oak sides & legs, pusher, 250 Cummins Australian Shepherd 1" slate, will deliver, eng., good tires, pups, farm raised, $800. 865-717-3384. 55,535 mi, new TV in adorable, S&W, $300 LR w/built in DVD up. 865-696-2222 W/D combo, built ***Web ID# 327670*** Garage Sales 225 plyr, in coffee maker, 4 BOSTON TERRIER burner gas cooktop Pups AKC, born 9/16, & microwave/ 2 M, 1 F, $425. 865-254-5420 convection oven. $30,000. Needs to be ***Web ID# 328562*** seen to appreciate. 865-966-1689 Boxer, American male, purebred, 1 yr old, housebroken, shots, neutered, Motorcycles 238 $150. 865-242-7365 ***Web ID# 330097*** Harley 2010 Ultra Classic, black, 42K mi, CORGI PUPPIES, exc cond, Big Bore, tri colored, AKC, 2 into 1 pro pipe, M&F, $500 firm. $15,200 obo. 865-922-5532 Call 423-365-4558 ***Web ID# 328760*** ***Web ID# 329101***

HALLS 3BR/2BA Cent H&A, 2-car gar, hdwd flrs, w/d conn, very clean. No pets. English Mastiff pups, Refs req'd. $750/mo AKC, M&F, brindle + dam dep. 922-7114 & fawn, champ. bldlne, or 216-5732 $700 up. 423-329-6238 ***WEB ID# 329427*** NICE CEDAR Mfg home overlooking GERMAN SHEPHERDS Watts Bar lake. 2 PUPS AKC shots. up BR, 2 BA, garage, to date shed, more. Partly ^ 865-933-4809 furn., ref. / dep. $650/mo. Water incl. ***Web ID# 330096*** Kingston 865-376-9292 LAB, Black pups, taking applications. AKC. Ch. Bldn. Dew claws, S & W 2 M, 2 PLAINVIEW/ CORF, $400. 423-715-6943 RYTON 3BR/2BA, 1600 SQ FT. $1000/ ***Web ID# 328503*** mo. Pets OK. For LAB Pups, AKC, choc. ESTATE & GARAGE more info call 335M&F, ready Dec. SALE Thu & Fri, 0102 or 776-2612. 10, taking dep. $400. Nov 14 & 15, 9a-3p. 865-654-7013; 654-0013. 2932 Hinds Creek Rd, POWELL, NICE 3BR, Heiskell. Furn, A/C, 2BA, C-H&A, storage Min. Schnauzer puppies, heaters, elec suppls, shed, appls., $560 AKC, very fancy Camaro, van, Yamo. 865-938-1653. companions. Karlshof maha motorcycle, bldn. 865-982-5681 clothes, etc. Condo Rentals 76 ***Web ID# 328444*** HUGE GARAGE Min. Schnauzers, APR SALE! Furn, tools, NE, BRAND NEW reg, 6 wks, Vet ckd, clothes, collectibles, 3BR, 2 1/2 BA, 2 car dewormed, 3M, 2F, HH, push mowers, $400 cash. 865-765gar. condo, Vaulted CB radios. 3832 ceil, hrdwd, tile 1887 or 633-9492 Calaford Dr, Fri/Sat flooring, condo fees ***Web ID# 329085*** Nov 15 & 16, 9a-4p. incl. $950 mo. Call MIN. SCHNAUZERS, HUGE MOVING 865-599-8179. M&F, reg., S&P, SALE! Lg thimble ***Web ID# 328953*** Blk, S&W, P.O.P., collection, dinner$450-$525. 865-216-5770 ware, sofa, recliner, Rooms-Roommates 77 ***Web ID# 327970*** table/chairs, entertainment ctr, large upright freezer, HH EFFIC. APT. $95/wk, items, 100's large sz Boyds Creek, Seymour, Many different breeds women's clothes, odd Maltese, Yorkies, util. & cable incl. Priv. chairs, 140 vinyl LPs, Malti-Poos, Poodles, 865-286-9819; 727-453-0036 food processor, men's Yorki-Poos, Shih-Poos, lg bicycle, treadmill. Shih Tzu, $175/up. shots Nov. 15 & 16, 8a-4p, & wormed. We do Manf’d Homes - Sale 85 4316 Ventura Dr. layaways. Health guar. 16X80 2BR/2 full BA, Div. of Animal Welfare LAST-MINUTE SALE State of TN nice! 5 yrs old, garbefore Holidays! Dept. of Health. den tub in MB Thu-Sat Nov 14-16 at w/sep. shower. Lots Lic # COB0000000015. 117 Second Street, 423-566-3647 of cabs, large L-rm, Whispering Pines awning over car & s/d off Tazewell Pk. porch. UnderpinLots of everything! ning on Rifle Range 143 Must see! Rd in Valley Mobile Horses Home Park. To see call 660-7663 or 556- PASTURE LAND for Boats Motors 232 rent for horses, 9951. Asking $27,900. $50/mo. 771-9353. SUMERSET I BUY OLDER HOUSEBOAT 44' x MOBILE HOMES. 65 HP Mercury. 1990 up, any size OK. Free Pets 145 12' Extensively remod865-384-5643 eled. Hooked to elec & city water at Beach ADOPT! Triple Wide 36x60 in Island Marina, Norris Panorama Pointe in Looking for an addiLake, Hwy 33. $13,000 Kodak, 3 BR, beautiful tion to the family? view of Mt. LeConte, Visit Young-Williams obo. Call 423-489-8102. Eastern Mtn. & Animal Center, the BASS BOAT, Ranger Douglas Lake. No official shelter for 2000, 175 Mercury, land. $35,000. 865Knoxville & gar. kept, great cond. 235-3260 Knox County. $12,800. 865-742-3815. Call 215-6599 ***Web ID# 328544***



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HALLS/POWELL 3BR/2BA, 3-car carport, water, $750/ mo. Steve 679-3903


Square Bales, $3.50/ bale. 865-850-6254.

Machinery-Equip. 193 CHERRY PICKER, Extends To 42', Pull Behind. Go anywhere! $7500. 865-705-7077.

Household Furn. 204 BIG SALE! B & C MATTRESS, Full $99, Queen, $125, King, $199. Pillow Top. 865-805-3058. ^

WELLCRAFT 1978 20' almost new Yamaha mtr., center console, trlr incl. Boat is in exc. cond. Completely refurbished in 2005, $6200. 865-661-5551.



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1962 BUICK Skylark Corvette Convertible V O L E l e c t r i c Special Conv., great 50th Anniversary  I ns tal l ati on cond., new tires. $5200 2003. 1 owner, all  Repair 423-912-3186. opt., newer tires  Maintenance ***Web ID# 324910*** with ~ 2,000 mi. on  Service Upthem, 50th AnniverCORVETTE 1981 Auto, grades sary ext. & int. colall orig., 53K mi, exc. ors, 43,000 mi. Ask Cab l e 12,500 reduced to $11,000. ing $26,500/b.o. Call  P h on e L i n es 865-679-1421 Photos online. Tim at 330-283-2794. S ma l l j o b s ***Web ID# 321239*** ***Web ID# 329338*** welco me. License d/Ins ured T-BIRD 1957 Hardtop Convertible & soft Domestic Ofc : 9 4 5 -3 05 4 265 top, $28,000. Cell: 705-6357 1930 FORD Coupe, 2 Chev CAMARO 1984, dr, $10,000 beige ext, black int., 1924 WILLYS-KNIGHT, 2.8L V6, AT, good cnd, 4 dr touring sedan, 117,500 mi, asking all orig. $20,000. $2500 obo. 865-748-0255 Selling to settle estate. 865-963-6788 CHEVY MALIBU 2008, gold, 4 dr., AT, exc. non-smoker, Sport Utility 261 cond. 40,350 mi., $10,000. Call 865-310-6183. HONDA PILOT 2010 EXL, leather, DVD, FORD FUSION 2010, 43k mi, exc. cond. loaded, lthr. ht'd seats, 324 $20,500. 423-295-5393 sunrf., 66K mi. A-1 cond. Elderly Care $13,000. 865-803-3318. I AM IN POSESSION EXP'D. HOME MERC GRAND Marq. OF '99 CHEVY CAREGIVER avail ^ 2004. 4-dr, 1 owner, TAHOE, blk, VIN # Mon-Fri. for $8.50/hr.  good cond, low 1GNEK13R8XJ369250 Refs avail. 214-3518 miles. $4900. 922-7343 Please contact DonFRED'S ald Hickman at 497LAWN CARE 2368 with any Excavating/Grading 326 Mowing, weed-eating Air Cond / Heating 301 documentation or & blowing. info re ownership. LOW RATES! Also minor mower repairs. MERCEDES R350 2007, V6, loaded, clean, 679-1161 like new, 103K mi.,  $15,950. 865-577-4069.




BMW 3 series 2000, 4 dr, white, AT, great car. 100k mi, $6800. 423-492-3879

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BMW 525i 2003 loaded, 4 dr. auto, 1 owner, silver, lthr. seats, sunrf, 107K mi., 804-1034 great cond. Extra, A BETTER CASH extra clean! $9800, OFFER for junk cars, ^ 865-250-9209. trucks, vans, running ^ Bobcat/Backhoe. Small Tree Service or not. 865-456-3500 dump truck. Small Painting / Wallpaper 344 LEXUS 2008 LS460, Alterations/Sewing 303 jobs welcome & exc. cond. 66k mi, appreciated! Call Powell's Painting & at work & Auto Accessories 254 garaged 688-4803 or 660-9645. Remodeling - ResiALTERATIONS home, 1 owner, locally dential & Commercial. BY FAITH purchased, all reLEER FIBERGLASS Estimates. 865Men women, children. cords, white w/tan int. Fencing 327 Free black top, full glass, 771-0609 Custom-tailored $31,000. 865-773-4243. crpt, off 2005 Ford ***Web ID# 324170*** clothes for ladies of all Dually truck short bed, sizes plus kids! FENCE WORK Instalnew $1800; $600. 865-599-0612 NISSAN SENTRA 1996, Faith Koker 938-1041 348 lation & repair. Free Plumbing white, 1.6 eng., runs est. 43 yrs exp! Call exc. Must see, Great Vans 256 cond. $2550 obo. Call Cleaning 318 689-9572. 865-719-0443. FORD Econoline E150 AFFORDABLE, RE- Flooring 330 1988, runs great, good TOYOTA CAMRY 2001, LIABLE thorough loaded, exc. cond tires & new batt., cleaning svc for a in/out, new tires, new fuel pump & tank, happy & healthy $4295. 865-397-7918 was $2900/now $2850 home. Scheduling bo. 865-387-4292 now for holidays etc. VW JETTA 2001, orig. Refs avail. Patricia ^ owner, 6 cyl., leather, 922-0343. 81k mi, $2200. Trucks 257 clean, 865-306-2090. FORD F150 1998, AT, new brakes, looks Sports 264 good, runs great. $4200. Call 865-936-4825 Corvette Convertible after 4pm. 1995, AT, white, dual Pwr seats, new FORD RANGER 1994 run flat tires, great XLT, 2.3 5 spd., air, car! 22k mi. $14,000. low mi., all orig, must 865-235-9739 see. $3950. 865-643-7103

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'11 Lincoln MKZ, loaded, leather, moon roof, low miles, save $$$! R1463 ................$21,900 miles.................. '13 Ford Edge Sport, loaded, 22" wheels, leather, roof, low miles! R1494 ...............$34,800 ’06 Ford Escape 4x4, 15K miles.................................................................. '13 Ford Flex, limited, dual roofs, nav, all the options! R1488 ................................$31,900 $17,436 '13 Ford Escape SE, AWD, 2.0 ecoboost, below book value! R1459 ........................ $23,500 Price includes $399 dock fee. Plus tax, tag & title WAC. Dealer retains all rebates. Restrictions may apply. See dealer for details. Prices good through next week.

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ACURA CL3.2 2003, 116K mi, extremely clean, good Michelins, $6800. 865-573-7416 ***Web ID# 326725***


1980 Holiday Rambler 32', full BA, new 18 gal. elec. water heater, new stove, lots of storage in kit., extra 100 lb propane tank, Jensen CD plyr, $3500. Nice. 865-865-206-9979

dents in her class can afford to follow the whims of each one (and I’d have no earthly idea how to manage and teach that many kids at once). Obviously there must be standards set and schedules observed. But it seems to me that there must be a happy medium. It seems to me that no “teachable moment” should be wasted. And the seasoned teachers – the ones with the education degrees, the experience and the know-how, who’ve given their lives to public education – are the ones who can spot them best.

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plore a wealth of methods and build our own teaching programs as long as each student can produce what’s expected on several recitals, concerts and shows during the school year. Recently one of my brightest students came in for his hour-long lesson. He’d learned his assigned material as usual. Having a curious, inventive mind, he’d made up an exercise of his own, using a simple

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calendar. We’re more like a conservatory, offering private lessons in music, drama, and visual and culinary arts to underserved kids in the community. Our faculty includes KSO members, popular local jazz and rock musicians, and stellar experts of all stripes, including chefs, ceramic artists and painters. Because we’re all professionals in our fields, we’re given the freedom to ex-

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Beginning piano student Aida-Sophia Lundy with teacher Carol Zinavage Photo by Jennifer Willard

broken-chord pattern. It occurred to me that we could use his own “homemade” exercise to reinforce his knowledge of several different types of chords. So we spent the first part of his lesson doing just that. It wasn’t part of my original lesson plan, but it was the right thing to do. After 15 minutes or so, it was obvious that he understood those chords better than he ever had, and he’d contributed to the process himself. I thought of the teacher with no wiggle room. Of course, we’re talking about two different types of schools here. There’s no way a teacher with 30 stu-




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At Southeastern Retina Associates the focus is all on the eyes By Anne Hart November is Diabetes Awareness Month, which brings a reminder of the devastating role the disease can play in damaging or even destroying eyesight, and of the importance of good ophthalmologic care. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness for people under 50. Diabetes affects the eyes by causing deterioration of blood vessels in the retina. The retina is the nerve tissue in the eye which functions similar to the film in a camera. The breakdown of retinal blood vessels may result in fluid leaking into the center of the retina (macular edema) or abnormal blood vessels that grow on the surface of the retina (neovascularization), which can bleed and scar. This can lead to permanent loss of vision. The physicians at Southeastern Retina Associates (SERA) have been caring for patients with diabetic retinopathy for over 30 years. The physicians at SERA are the only retina specialists in the Knoxville region who are board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology. As retina specialists, the physicians at SERA specialize in treating diseases of the retina. That specialization and experience has led SERA to become the most trusted retina practice in the region. Almost all of the patients seen at SERA have been referred by other eye care providers who trust the physicians of SERA to provide the highest

level of care to their patients with diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and other retinal conditions. “We are proud of the care we have provided to the East Tennessee community over the last 30 years and appreciate the trust our patients and their physicians have placed in us,” says Dr. John Hoskins, the founder of SERA. Diabetic retinopathy can cause permanent vision loss if not identified early. Dr. James Miller notes “It is important to remember that diabetic retinopathy may not cause any symptoms in its early stages, so it is critical that people with diabetes mellitus undergo at least an annual eye exam, even if there are no apparent vision symptoms.” All patients with diabetes are urged to have an annual eye exam. “Prevention is the key to maintaining your vision because all too often the nerve damage that results from diabetic retinopathy cannot be reversed,” says Dr. Miller. Similarly, good blood sugar control is a critical aspect of preventing and managing diabetic retinopathy. Patients with diabetic retinopathy are often treated with medication, lasers, and surgery if necessary. All of the physicians at SERA completed four years of medical school, a one-year internship in medicine and surgery, a three-year ophthalmology residency, and a two-year fellowship in medical and surgical retina care, so they are well-trained to provide a full spectrum of care to diabetic patients.

They are the only specialists in the area who provide both medical and surgical care to their patients. “We are the only retina specialists in the area who are trained to manage all aspects of diabetic retinopathy,” notes Dr. Tod McMillan. SERA is a nationally-recognized retina practice with a very active clinical trial and research program. SERA has been a leader in multiple nationally known clinical research studies for diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular occlusion, and other diseases of the retina. “By collaborating with the National Eye Institute and leading clinical research studies, our practice is able to provide cutting-edge treatment to patients in East Tennessee that they cannot obtain anywhere else,” notes Dr. Joseph Googe. With offices in the Knoxville, Chattanooga and Tri-cities areas, the physicians with SERA have the confidence of patients and their referring physicians from Wytheville, VA. to Dalton, GA and from Crossville, TN to North Carolina. SERA’s retina specialists utilize the most advanced therapies and surgical approaches, combined with unfailing attention to consistency and detail, to provide the best treatment available, including surgery when necessary. For additional information, please go to or call 865-588-0811.

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