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karns / hardin valley

JANUARY 30, 2012




HVA celebrates Chinese ‘Year of the Dragon’ … with 1st graders

Evangelist Tim Lee speaks at Grace Baptist Church, relating his world travels and mission work. See page A-7


Paterno and Majors Former UT coach remembers his friend “JoePa.” See page A-6

By Theresa Edwards Hardin Valley Academy welcomed 174 1st graders from Hardin Valley Elementary to celebrate the Chinese New Year together with a dragon dance, Chinese dumplings, fortune cookies, story time, songs and mementos. This event was made possible by the cooperative efforts of the Chinese classes led by Dr. Frank Chen, Rebecca Renegar’s nutrition class, the art department led by Donna Anderson and Hardin Valley’s 1st grade teachers. Chen said, “We’re really excited to have this opportunity to reach out to our community. It’s a big step. We have done it in a class setting previously. This is a great opportunity for the young students to get exposed to a different culture.”

The dancing dragon celebrating the Chinese “Year of the Dragon” comes up close to 1st graders Kasey Schneider (front), Avery Bolax, Eli Campbell, Talon Tritchard and Zander Rice. Photos by T. Edwards of

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School board forum Candidates for the Knox County school board from District 3 will appear at a public forum hosted by the Cedar Bluff schools PTSA from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Cedar Bluff Elementary School gym. Early voting starts Feb. 15 for the March 6 election. Incumbent board member Cindy Buttry is not seeking reelection. Candidates are Bobby Edington, Doug Harris and Gina Oster. Info: www.cedarbluffes.



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Food group promotes healthy eating Building, 2247 Western Ave., to discuss these issues and more. Council reps visited the County Commission last week at the invitation of member and Commissioner Amy Broyles. Commissioner (and heart surgeon) Richard Briggs claimed to be the “only one (on the dais) who has sat at a farmers market, trying to sell merchandise.” Briggs is a bee keeper and raises blueberries and fruit in an orchard on his Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett (right) lobbies for healthy farm. “How do prices compare?” pizza and tacos with Stephanie Welch and Jon Dickl, memhe asked. bers of the Food Policy Council. Photo by S. Clark Stephanie Welch said pricpoorer neighborhoods? Want es at a chain grocery store are By Sandra Clark Do you favor local veg- healthier school lunches? lower than at a farmers marThe Food Policy Council ket because of economies of gies and meat over stuff from China? How about fair food meets at 10 a.m. each third scale, depending on the item, prices across affluent and Tuesday at the CAC/MLB but increasing costs of trans-

A builder’s dilemma By Greg Householder When times were good, builder Jim Holt’s condo buyers got 100 percent loans guaranteed by the federal government. But when times got tough, the feds roared back, making it almost impossible for Holt to stay in business. “I can’t compete with the U.S. Treasury,” said Holt.


Through his company JB Homes, Holt began developing the Forest Landing condominium complex off Tazewell Pike in 2006. The condos were modestly priced at $89,900, and JB Homes sold 10 of 24 units in 2007. The units were approved for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans that were eligible to be bought by secondary mortgage market players commonly called Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. As the economy slowed, so did sales

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farmers. The group plans an “Eat-Play-Live” conference Saturday, March 10, at the L&N STEM Academy.

Food Policy Council members Chad Hellwinckel James Bosi Gail Root Charlotte Tolley Chris Woodhull Barbara Monty Emily Gonzalez Robert Hodge Amy Broyles Stephanie Welch Jonathan Dickl

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portation and labor may erase that advantage. The average potato travels 1,800 miles to reach our table, she said. Welch, who works for the Knox County Health Department, said studies show the lowest income sector of our community pays $20 more for the same basket of groceries. Knox County Schools director of food services Jonathan Dickl continues to integrate fresh and local produce into school lunches. But efforts are hampered by the area’s lack of a food processor – a company to wash and bag lettuce, for instance. The Food Policy Council is a volunteer group at work to make life healthier for eaters and more profitable for

at Forest Landing. Only one condo sold in 2010 and another in 2011. Holt has five units remaining. He reduced the price incrementally, getting as low as $70,000 in December. But he is competing with Uncle Sam. A buyer of one of his earlier units walked away from her obligations and the unit fell under the control of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – the federal overseer of the various government housing businesses. This owner purchased the unit with government approved financing in September 2008 for a total loan of $93,800 (including financing costs, closing costs, etc.). Without local advertising or even a sign in the yard, HUD sold the unit in September 2011 for $46,200. Holt had no idea it was for sale, even though the unit was near one of the remaining condos he uses as a model and office. Holt believes an out-of-state investor – what he terms a “vulture investor” – discovered the property through the HUD website.

With this low-ball sale, the comparables are destroyed. Holt recently received an offer from a local “vulture investor” of $150,000 for four condos, or about half of what he still owes on his construction loan. “My wife told me not to call you,” he said. “She didn’t want people knowing our business. But I’m mad.” Holt had made a list of the subcontractors he hired. They’re unemployed or have taken other jobs. Forest Landing is a vibrant community with some 18 homeowners paying back 30-year mortgages based on an almost $90,000 purchase price. That’s a good price for a brand new, 2-bedroom, bath and a half condo in Fountain City. But it’s surely depressing to see an adjacent unit go for less than half that. And Jim Holt is hanging by a thread, trying to sell those final five units and pay off his construction loan. “First Tennessee has been great to work with,” he said, “but there’s a limit to their patience.” We’ve read about the failures of

Jim Holt documents sale prices of the condos at Forest Landing. Photo by S. Clark

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. “Bad business decisions,” the pundits say. But fundamentally, the federal government’s involvement in the housing business was destined to fail. And now the community is reaping the consequences of that failure.

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By the numbers Vote counting at Bluegrass By Betty Bean

Stanton and Gina Oster with their children (back) Alexander, 18; Stanton, 19; and Matt, 15. Photo submitted

Oster enters school board race and also to embrace our schools,” Oster said. “People should feel needed and wanted.” Of her work with CDC students at Cedar Bluff Elementary School, Oster says, “These kids love you and you fall in love with them. It’s hard work, but awesome. Very rewarding.” Although she’s been a part of the school system as a volunteer and employee, Oster says the system must be willing to change, even though it’s not always comfortable. KCS must be “more creative” with the budget. If elected, she says she will “be in those (school) buildings as much as they want me to be. … The only way I can intelligently make decisions is to have maximum information.” Just as teachers are being held accountable, Oster says public officials must

be held accountable for their votes and decisions. She feels communication is being lost within the school community. “Board members should work within their districts to get morale back up. The school board needs to be able to talk with principals.” She sees her job as a board member to “be a liaison with Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre. “I’m looking forward to serving. It would be an honor to do this. I believe in Knox County Schools and want to see it grow and improve so we can keep our best and brightest (students) employed here.” District 3 includes all Cedar Bluff schools, Bearden Middle, Ridgedale, West Haven and Norwood Library. Other candidates in the March 6 election are Doug Harris and Bobby Eddington.

Chris Foell On the other hand, the 2006 gubernatorial general election saw incumbent Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen setting the high water mark, getting twothirds of the vote – virtually all Democrats and half of the Republicans voted Democratic. Four years later, the Democrats plummeted back to earth with gubernatorial candidate Mike McWherter. Swimming against a strong state and national Republican tide, McWherter got 12 percent of the Bluegrass vote against GOP standardbearer Bill Haslam. This trend was replicated by the 88 percent of Bluegrass voters who supported U.S. Rep. Jimmy Duncan’s re-election run against little-known challenger Dave Hancock. The 2011 special election to fi ll the 6th District senatorial seat vacated by Jamie Woodson gave Foell

COMMUNITY CLUBS ■ The West Knox Toastmaster Club meets 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at Middlebrook Pike UMC, 7324 Middlebrook Pike. Now accepting new members. Info: Ken Roberts, 680-3443. ■ Knoxville Writers Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Laurel Theater. Irish novelist and playwright Glenn Meade will

discuss his book “The Second Messiah.” A $2 donation will be requested at the door. Info: ■ Lucinda Heatherly Tent #3 Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War will meet 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the East Tennessee History Center. William Hardy and Lisa Oakley will present a program about the National History Day competition. Info: 494-7785.

Senior community to host Iwo Jima remembrance

Red Dress Gala

Echo Ridge retirement community invites local veterans and the general public to a remembrance of the Battle of Iwo Jima at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at 8458 Gleason Drive. Iwo Jima, site of the famous flag-raising photo by Joe Rosenthal, was a pivotal onemonth battle between the United States and Japan during World War II. February marks the 67th anniversary. Echo Ridge is paying tribute by hosting a complimentary chef-prepared lunch with specialty desserts followed by a remembrance video at 1:45 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. RSVP by calling Echo Ridge at 7690111.

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KARNS NOTES ■ Council of West Knox County Homeowners meets at 7:15 p.m. each first Tuesday at Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Info:

■ Greater Karns Business Association meets at noon each second Thursday at the Karns Community Club building on Oak Ridge Highway. Info: Bill Halsey, 659-4155, or www. ■ Karns chapter of American Business Women Association meets at 6 p.m. each second Monday at Outback Steakhouse on N. Peters Road. Info: Alisa Pruett, 603-4273 or

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By Sandra Clark A PTA mom who currently works for Knox County Schools is a candidate for school board from District 3. Gina Oster says she will resign from her position as a special education aide if elected. Oster has been involved with PTSA for 16 years and won the legislative chair of the year for Tennessee PTA in 2000. Her three sons have gone through Knox County Schools, and Oster currently serves as parliamentarian of the Karns High PTSA. She is a Karns High graduate. “PTA brings a huge advantage to the schools – both financial and for teacher morale,” she said. Incumbent board member Cindy Buttry attended Oster’s kickoff and is helping her on issues. “It’s important to let the community know what’s going on

Before Knox County Democrats can realistically think about growing their party, somebody needs to get a handle on who and where the Democrats are, says Chris Foell, Democratic precinct chair in Bluegrass and featured speaker last week at a joint meeting of the 3rd and 4th District Democrats. Foell is a chemist by profession and a serious cruncher of political numbers who has studied election results in Bluegrass, the largest precinct in the 4th County Commission District. He went back to 2004 and took an especially close look at the 2006 elections. “I wanted to see how Democrats voted across different kinds of elections and across all political environments, from dogcatcher to president,” he said. Foell came up with benchmarks for the vote in Bluegrass, with 6 percent being the “absolute rock bottom Democratic hard core.” The 2010 mayoral race, when Democrat Ezra Maze got 150 votes out of 2,400 when he ran against Republican Tim Burchett, represents that bedrock line, he said. “It can’t get much more rock bottom than that.”

an opportunity to test his hypothesis. Democratic candidate Gloria Johnson ran unopposed in the primary and got 8 percent of the vote, which Foell considered good corroboration for the 6 percent “rock bottom” baseline level. He then decided to make some predictions based on the numbers of voters whose tendencies (“strong Democrats,” “leaning Democrats,” etc.) he had identified and estimated Johnson’s “upside potential” against Republican Becky Duncan Massey. “If I saw any evidence of Democratic voting behavior, like voting in a Democratic primary, this is a vote Gloria could get,” he said. Based on historic voting patterns, he figured her core support at 20.5 percent with an upside of 25.5 percent and made an optimistic prediction that she’d get 150 votes in Bluegrass against the better-known, better-funded Massey. Johnson outperformed that prediction by getting 30.5 percent of the early vote. She got 36.35 percent of the Election Day vote with a final tally of 32.87 percent (189 of 575 votes cast). Foell had predicted 150 out of 600. “In many cases, we wave our arms and paint these broad generalizations. We can do that, but until we start breaking down and targeting our voters, it’s only then we’re going to develop strategies in Knox County.”

■ Karns Republican Club meets 7 p.m. each first Tuesday at Karns Middle School library. Info: Lorraine Coffey.


Karns 5th graders work in groups to create stories.

Ball Camp student groups work to edit their stories. Photos by Joe Rector

Great things in 5th grade classrooms A few times in life, a person has an opportunity to do something that is more rewarding to him than to the ones with whom he engages. That’s the case with me. On three different days, I worked with 5th grade students at Ball Camp and Karns elementary schools. They proved to be educational and enjoyable days. Beth Childress, an instructional coach with Knox County Schools, contacted me to ask if I would be available to give students some writing tips. I’ve been for-

5th graders are required to write a complete narrative. In all, I worked with more than 200 students. My exJoe Rector pertise had been with high school students, so whether or not I could communicate with these young folks was uncertain. Those worries tunate to publish a book, were unfounded. Teachers “Baseball Boys,� and Chil- at both schools brought in dress flattered me by think- classes that were polite and ing that I could impart some energetic. They listened well wisdom that students could as I talked about things that put to use when they com- could make their stories plete their TCAP Writing better. Then the classes broke assessments in February. During a timed session, into small groups, and I

ligent bunch. Two, these children are quick to accept challenges and conquer them. Three, they are kind people who are well-mannered. Four, they are eager to please their teachers. The Ball Camp and Karns communities can rest assured that their children are being instructed by teachers who are excited about their students and willing to put in the extra work to ensure their success. I am confident that the 5th graders will excel in their writing, and it will not be the result of any-

thing I did. The base was developed by those adults who are in the classroom every day. I appreciate the invitation from Childress to work with these students. Not only did it show me I could still teach a little bit, but it also showed me that our teachers and students at both schools are treasures that the community should acknowledge. Good luck, 5th graders. Show your stuff and write fantastic stories.

winning blue ribbons. It was about getting up every day and working hard for something. Not to have and American saddlebreds. “I have enormous re- won, perhaps, but always to spect for what David has have fought well.� Another former customer, achieved,� says Hadley Gamble, a producer for Jane Chedester, says David CNBC News who was one has an eye for a great young of Cunningham’s students. horse like nobody else. “When he says, ‘Now this “He told me with a good attitude you can do anything. is a good one,’ you’d better lisHe wasn’t talking about ten. David had a real ability

to pair horses with the appropriate rider or driver.� In addition to serving local customers, Cunningham has also sold horses to actor Slim Pickens and to “Star Trek� legend William Shatner. “I enjoy it,� Cunningham says. “I’m going to keep doing it as long as I can.� You can reach David Cunningham at Beaver Brook Stables at 688-2770.

passed out the first sentence of half a dozen stories. Each child wrote one sentence to help the storyline progress. They were told that each sentence needed at least seven words, but instead of complaining, these youngsters tackled the assignment. When they finished, a spokesperson for each group read the story. I can report several things to parents and the community. One, 5th graders at Ball Camp and Karns are a talented, creative and intel-

Cunningham inducted into hall of fame By Jake Mabe

did good you really did good. There’s not a better friend in the world.� Cunningham has won 15 World Grand Championships and 16 Reserve World Grand Championships in Louisville, Ky. He’s also being inducted into the Road Horse and Road Pony Hall of Fame. At Beaver Brook Stables, Cunningham teaches the fundamentals of horse riding, sells show horses, teaches clients how to ride and show and attends the shows with them, and does a limited amount of boarding. He says he specializes in Hackney ponies, Standardbred horses

Hanging on David Cunningham’s office wall at Beaver Brook Stables in Halls are photos of memories, awards, bric-a-brac of a life spent training and showing horses. Cunningham is quite proud of the latest plaque to adorn his wall. He was inducted into the United Professional Horsemen Association’s Hall of Fame earlier this month. He received a green jacket and the Tom Moore Professional Horsemen’s Hall of Fame Award, given to Cunningham for his “contribution to the show horse industry, training abilities and David Cunningham professional conduct.â€? He says being recognized by his peers is quite an honor. Some folks think Cunningham Road, which runs near Beaver Brook Stables, was named after him – David has been working with horses in Halls since the late 1950s – but he actually grew up in the Burlington commuSPECIALS OF THE WEEK! nity. He says he had a difficult time in school because of vi'08 Ford Taurus X, SEL, leather, roof,quad, seats, loaded! R1188........... $18,900 sion problems. He would of'10 Ford E-350 XLT, 12 passenger van, all power , R1167 ..................$22,900 ten go watch the horses at the Chilhowee Park fairgrounds. '10 Ford Mustang, convertible, leather, auto, winter savings!!!!, R1140 ..... $21,900 “And I thought, ‘You know, '11 Ford Fusion SE, auto, power seat, good miles , R1187 ...................$16,900 I want to be a horse trainer.’ â€? Price includes $399 dock fee. Plus tax, tag & title WAC. Dealer retains all rebates. Restrictions may apply. See dealer for details. He began working at it as Prices good through next week. a youngster until the powersthat-be realized he wasn’t old enough to have his own barn. Soon afterward, though, Cunningham heard that Ray Varner Dan Varner Ross Smith and Ray Leland had an operation in Halls. He 2026 N. Charles Seivers Blvd. • Clinton, TN 37716 went to work for trainer Wink 457-0704 or 1-800-579-4561 Groover. Eventually, the business was sold to Young Brothers until Cunningham and V.G. Kennedy, who passed away late last year, went into business together. “I could get the barn but I needed a business person to help me.â€? Halls was a rural hamlet back then and Cunningstarting ham says most people in the area couldn’t afford to buy their own horses at that time. That began to Concord United Methodist Church change as the community became more affluent. 11020 Roane Drive Deborah Black has been a client at Beaver Brook Stables since the early 1960s. Thurs., Feb. 2 • 5:00-6:30 • Mon., Feb. 6 • 6:30-8:00 Beginners classes Thursdays starting Feb. 9, 5pm “He’s a perfectionist in the way he deals with horses and Mondays, starting Feb. 13, 6:30pm and riders,â€? Black said. “He For more information call: doesn’t put up with any silliness and I think that’s why he’s been such a good trainer. When he’d tell you that you

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government Where’s the board oversight? There is lots of talk about Gloria Ray. She made the Charlie Daniel cartoon as Gloria Pay over her $405,000 annual salary. Jack Neely lampooned her cleverly as Gloria in Excelsius. Jack McElroy called for more accountability.

Victor Ashe

It is hard to defend such an excessive salary. Several things stand out in this situation. Ray’s salary has stunned most area observers. No one imagined that it was more than $400,000 a year and has been for several years. Apparently her own board members did not know and never asked what she was paid. Their performance would not be part of a best practices seminar for nonprofit boards. Ray should know that her pay is subject to public scrutiny due to the 990 IRS forms which the Sports Corporation must file. Furthermore, most of its funding comes from public money which is the hotel/motel tax. She and the board should know that receiving such a high salary would embarrass the corporation she worked for when it became public. It has brought an unneeded spotlight on her and KTSC which has diminished their public standing. Her board, which includes many able and respected citizens, has been caught mostly unawares and they look ill informed when they say they did not know her salary. Board members of any for-profit or nonprofit group ought to know what their CEO’s salary is and annually vote on it. It is unclear if the

executive committee even voted on it. The board should take a remedial course on fiduciary responsibility and then practice it. It is also unclear how much time Ray spends in Knoxville. She does not take annual leave time to attend her second $90,000 a year job as a board member of Blue Cross when it meets in Chattanooga. ■ Next week the city will advertise to fill the Donna Young greenways coordinator position which will be renamed greenways and parks coordinator. Former City Council member Charlie Thomas may be an applicant. He has been a longtime greenways advocate and Rogero supporter. ■ Rogero spokesperson Jesse Mayshark also tells me that the tree replacement budget will be recommended to go from $40,000 a year to $80,000 assuming council approval in the next budget. While this is good news, much more will be needed to replace the trees on city property killed in the last major storm and replace those which annually die. A “green” city will want to stress trees in its city budget for medians, parks and greenways. The city tree budget over the past several years was inadequate to stay even with the normal tree death rate, let alone major wind and hail storms. ■ Chris Irwin filed his lawsuit against TVA on Jan. 23 in federal court. He is protesting TVA barring him from a public hearing because he wore red paint on his face. Irwin claims violation of his First Amendment rights and seeks $50,000 in damages. Amazing that TVA tries to enforce a dress code for its public hearings. No other public agency tries to do such.


Salary debate shifts from ‘how much’ to ‘who leaked’ The money Gloria Ray makes has set tongues wagging and fingers pointing.

Betty Bean That’s because $405,000 a year is a lot of money. New York money, except in Knoxville. It comes from the hotel/ motel tax – 45 percent of Knox County’s take and 5 percent more than state law mandates they hand over for tourism promotion. It’s a handsome sum that goes to the Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation, of which Ray is founder and CEO. And it’s money that a bunch of other nonprofit organizations devoutly believe they could put to better use. They will have the opportunity to make their case during upcoming city/county budget cycles. But they better bring their A-game, because, as she demonstrated last week, they’ll be playing on Ray’s court. Has that home court advantage been neutralized by chumming up the water with a hot mess of rumors just before budget hearings begin?

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Gloria Ray takes her case to County Commission. Photo by S. Clark blame blowback launched by Ray’s defenders stands my Shopper-News colleague, former Mayor and Ambassador to Poland Victor Ashe, who clashed with her back in the day when she chaired the board of his ancient bête noir, KUB. Ashe, however, says he had nothing to do with any of it: “Focus should be on the issues themselves and how little Board oversight there is at KTSC ... not on who started the pay issue which was not me by any stretch of the imagination. Since public

money (hotel/motel tax) is the major source of funding, it is valid for the public to be informed. When I learned of Ray’s $400K it had already been circulating for months. There has been a crescendo of comment which has been self-generated.” – Victor. So. Whoever is taking aim, the issue of whether Gloria Ray deserves the money she makes has nailed a big old bull’s-eye right in the middle of her back. And in case somebody misses the target, long knives are available.

Safety expert talks bullying

utes, local school district policy or the controversial proposals to amend the state’s anti-bullying laws. Tennessee has had its anti-bullying law on the books since 2005. The law does not define “bullying” and leaves it up to the local school districts to do so. Knox County Schools states: “Harassment, intimidation or bulGreg lying means any act that Householder substantially interferes with a student’s educational benefits, opportunities or perThe seminar, which in- formance,” and then goes on cluded separate activities to differentiate between acts for kids, was sponsored by that happen on school propthe Knoxville Tae Kwon Do erty and those that do not. Academy. There is a move to amend As Patire gave tips to par- the current state law by proRepublican officeholders Sherry Witt ents, kids played “Know and tecting freedom of speech if and R. Larry Smith tore into each other Go” and “See and Flee” in an- a student speaks out against something for religious realast week as Smith called representatives other part of the building. Patire, a resident of New sons. For example, if a student of County Technical Assistance Service (CTAS) to appear before County Commis- Jersey, discussed bullying spoke out against homosexusion to explain certification and bonuses. and pedophilia in general ality in a civil, nonthreatening Witt, the county’s register of deeds, said terms and stayed away from manner because of religious she was “embarrassed for Knox County.” any specific mention of Ten- beliefs, that speech would be Smith, she said, had “put out information nessee’s anti-bullying stat- protected and not considered that’s just not true.” Smith had said on television that the Magnet modifications of the Andrew Johnson Hamilton County trustee paid only a $200 Building. The regular bonus to each CTAS certified staffer. Witt on board agenda meeting will begin at 5 p.m. said she called the trustee who said he’d Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Fresh off a two-day re“never heard of Larry Smith.” treat with the Knox County main assembly room of the Later, Smith said he had confused Ham- Commission, the school City County Building. ilton County (home of Chattanooga) with board will meet twice this Superintendent Dr. Jim Hamblen County (home of Morristown). week. The work session will McIntyre will recommend And Smith stood his ground, saying the begin at 5 p.m. Monday, three “budget neutral” $3,000 local bonuses are too high. changes to the KCS magnet Jan. 30, in the boardroom

“bullying” under the law. Patire said parents must be involved with their kids and listen to their children. If the situation involves the school (and it will almost always be school related) then the school must be involved. Kids are the most vulner-

able to bullying at ages 13-17, he said. Attacks against them on websites or through social media hurt most because at these ages kids care a lot about what others say about them. Patire advised that there are four distinct steps that parents must follow: 1) discuss the situation with the alleged bully’s parents (usually in the presence of school administrators); 2) failing that, inform the school administration that they have three days to resolve the issue; 3) failing that, involve the police; 4) and finally, if all else fails, bring a civil lawsuit. Patire also discussed ways to protect kids from pedophiles, providing demographic information about victims of pedophiles and pedophiles themselves. The evening wrapped up with a demonstration by the Knoxville Tae Kwon Do Academy demonstration team and some hands-on personal defense tips by Patire.

program. He may recommend additional changes when there is “greater clarity” for the 2013 budget and beyond. For now, McIntyre wants to open the communications academy at Fulton High School to all Knox County students, to add art

to the STEM Academy at Green Elementary and to study the effectiveness of all magnet programs. Both meetings will be broadcast live on Comcast Cable Channel 10, AT&T U-verse Channel 99 and streamed live at www.

Personal protection specialist Tom Patire, billed as America’s leading personal safety expert, spoke to a group of parents about bullying and other child safety issues last Thursday at the Jubilee Banquet Facility in Powell.

Witt and Witless

Sherry Witt

Maybe. A $400K salary, even though about half of it comes from incentive bonuses earned by meeting prescribed goals, is bound to cause resentment. Especially when (and I’ll echo County Commissioner Amy Broyles here) it’s a woman making it. Checking out the comment sections on local media sites should remove any doubt about that proposition. Think back 15 years. What happened in the era of Tom Ingram, who became the CEO of something called the Knox Area Chamber Partnership (into which he unsuccessfully attempted to force Ray’s Sports Corporation)? Was there talk about his $200,000 a year base salary (plus perks we never figured out) to do stuff like warn us that downtown was doomed unless we agreed to foot the bill for a space-age planetarium funhouse guaranteed to catapult us into something called the 4th Dimension? (Seriously. He said that.) Was there grumbling about the $12,500 a month he collected for six months after he departed to explore opportunities elsewhere? Yes, but nothing like the feeding frenzy of Gloria gossip that is now out in the open. In the epicenter of the

Personal safety expert Tom Patire speaks to a group of parents about bullying and other child safety issues last Thursday in Powell. Photo by Greg Householder

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Improving schools Dr. Jim McIntyre ended his first State of the Schools address to a standing ovation, but the crowd at Gresham Middle School was too small and the unrest among teachers too pronounced.

Sandra Clark Afterwards, this newspaper hosted dinner for several students and professors from UT’s Department of Child and Family Studies, which prepares teachers for preschool through grade 3. Many of the students had recently completed internships in Knox County Schools and were quick to voice teacher concerns about the rapid changes underway. Evaluations have in-

creased from once every five years to three or four times per year and tenure can be revoked after two years of low evaluations. All of a sudden a solid job has become a lot less secure. While the professors felt free to talk (tenure still reigns at UT), the students were hesitant. After all, they’re finishing up five or six years of college and need to get hired. The comments ranged from anger about “scripted curriculum” to doubt that McIntyre and the school board understand the depth of teacher morale. “Helping children develop a love of reading is very different from literacy,” said one. “The verdict is still out on this approach (to learning),” said Dr. Mary Jane Moran. “We know the (previous) system produced you and you and you,” she said, pointing around the table. “It produced

At the Shopper-News education roundtable: (front) Dr. Carin Neitzel, Rebecca Klinkerman, Kaitlyn McMurtrie, Maloriee Wagle, Shopper reporter Wendy Smith, Darlene Justice; (back) Dr. Kathy Fitzgerald, school board member Indya Kincannon, Dr. Sean Durham, Katherine Sugue, Andrea Wheeler, Dr. Mary Jane Moran, Shopper editor Sandra Clark and Anne Miller Stott. Photo by Jake Mabe Bill Gates and Steve Jobs.” Moran said she won’t change her teacher training based on current eval-

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his is not a directive for how to remember Joe Paterno. It is mere insight from an old rival who became a friend. John Majors says those who really knew Joe will revere his memory. Outsiders who judge the Penn State tragedy are likely to reach mixed conclusions. For some, the old coach who died last week will forever be saddled with the charge of not doing enough to stop the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Joe said he wished he had done more. Paterno will bear the blame for not seeing or hearing anything, for offering ignorance as an excuse, for not grasping the horror of child rape, for gingerly handing off the problem and losing his voice. Others who almost worshipped him, who bowed to JoePa as king of the Happy Valley kingdom, will go right on believing he was the greatest, unfairly blamed and shabbily mistreated, cast out as a commoner after all he had done. Sixty-one years, 409 victories, library, spiritual center. Some still weep. Majors says he does not have all the facts. He will not pass judgment. He does hope what happened will be but a chapter and not the whole book. The two did not know each other when Majors, new coach at Iowa State, phoned to ask Paterno’s opinion of tear-away jerseys. “He didn’t know what I was talking about. It was a short conversation.” They got acquainted when Majors became coach at Pitt. They infrequently crossed paths in recruiting.

“Maybe three or four times, in a hallway or parking lot, in four years.” Sometimes they attended the same dinner or civic event. “I didn’t want to get to know him,” said Majors. “I wanted to beat him.” Penn State had enjoyed a decade of dominance. Majors soon built the Panthers to a competitive equal. “On the day after Thanksgiving, 1976, Coach Paterno and I met for the pregame greeting. He had read that Bill Battle had resigned at Tennessee. He said it was apparent that Tennessee would come after me. “He said he hoped I wouldn’t go, that I had brought the rivalry back to what it ought to be.” Indeed, Three Rivers Stadium was rocking. National TV was there for the show. The first half was 7-7. Majors made an adjustment, to an unbalanced line, Tony Dorsett at fullback instead of tailback in the I-formation. On his first carry in the third quarter, Tony went up the gut for 35 and a touchdown. Pitt won and went on to the national championship. Paterno never said anything else about Majors staying at Pitt. When John belatedly returned, the rivalry was gone again. Majors and Paterno started to become friends in 1978. Nike, pushing in the shoe business, signed them and others for clinics, 100 pair of free cleats for teams, $15,000 and a classy cruise or retreat week for coaches. John and Mary Lynn Majors shared a condo with Joe and Sue Paterno at St. Thomas. “Joe’s clothes were three days late in arriving. I am a notorious

Joe Paterno and John Majors circa 1974. Photo from “You Can Go Home Again” by Johnny Majors and Ben Byrd, Rutledge Hill Press, 1986.

overpacker. I had three extra of everything. It so happened we were both 34 in the waist, 31 inseam, 42 regular jacket, 10 1/2 shoes. For years, Joe told the story that those were the three best-dressed days of his life.” Paterno often told another Majors story, about the 1971 Penn State game at Tennessee, a 31-11 victory for the Vols on Majors Family Day. Bobby Majors had almost 200 yards in punt and kickoff returns. Paterno said that the younger Majors beat him worse than John ever did. Joe was too polite

to bring up the 1992 Fiesta Bowl. Tennessee, 10 ahead in the third quarter, fell to 25 behind in less than eight minutes. Oh my. Word spilled out that Paterno, on occasion, liked a sip of Jack Daniels, featured product from Lynchburg, John’s hometown. He arranged for Paterno to become a Tennessee Squire. Majors respected Paterno’s intelligence and generosity and admired his simple coaching philosophy. “He didn’t overcoach. He had great players and he let them play. His offense was not fancy

or colorful. He was sound on fundamentals. He threw on third and long. He had 30 years of excellent linebackers. He built the legacy. He earned the respect.” Majors is obviously saddened by the Penn State crash. The hurt runs deeper. John and Mary Lynn will soon share their sympathy with Sue Paterno and maybe exchange a few yarns. “I said earlier that I didn’t want to know Joe Paterno in the beginning. I was afraid I might like him. I did.” Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

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Gregg M. Harper, 54 passed away Jan. 17. He attended First Baptist Concord and the Buddy Bradley Sunday School Class. He founded 47 Sports and co-founded Wazoo Sports Inc., a 24/7 cable television network dedicated to high school and small college sports. He served as the Booster Club president of Farragut High School football for two years. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Karen Jessee Harper; daughter, Dr. Lindsay Harper Pounds and husband, Joey Pounds; son, Derek Harper; father, Malchom B. Harper and wife, Martha; sister, Stacey Rose and husband Richard. Click Funeral Home served the Harper family. Janett Ball Spangler King, 98, passed away Jan. 18. She was a member of First Baptist Concord and the Mildred Smith Sunday School Class. She owned Spangler Transfer Company in Middlesboro for many years. After moving to Knoxville, she lived with her daughter and sonin-law, Pat and Jim Otto. She enjoyed working in the library at Cedar Bluff Primary School with Bonnie Goff as a volunteer. Click Funeral Home served the King family. Carol Jean Lindell, 76, passed away Jan. 13. After relocating to K n ox v i l l e , she joined the family of Plasma Alliance Inc. where she

Michael Breeden, 40, passed away in his home. He attended West High School and worked with his very close friend from ch i ld hood, Tyler Farris, in the excavating business. He is survived by his mother, Linda Jean King Breeden Wagner; sisters, Jan Breeden and Marsha Breeden. Click Funeral Home served the family. Colin Diamond Daniel, 67, formerly of Knoxville, passed away Jan. 12 in Savannah. He was a member of Kerbela Temple and Burlington Lodge. An amateur boxer for eight years, he was ranked No. 3 in the world as an amateur welterweight. He was a member of the Amateur Boxing Hall of Fame and was an international boxing referee for 33 years. Local survivors include daughter Donise Clemmer and mother and stepfather, “Happy” and Gene Hill. Stevens Mortuary served the Daniel family. Mildred Marie Makemson Greene, 92, passed away Jan. 14 at Te n no v a Residential Hospice. She was a member of Faith Fellowship Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She previously owned and operated a dress shop and cosmetics studio. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Frank Greene. She is survived by her daughter, Jacqwelyn Turner; son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Janet Greene; and their families. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel served the family.

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of the time Magnolia Avenue Church is scattered in the world – busy being the church. Can we get to the church from here? There is an even loftier possible meaning of that question. Can we get to the point that we are the church that Jesus calls us to be? Not just a church, but the true, faithful, vibrant, courageous Church that confesses Jesus Christ to be her Lord? The Church that follows the path of joy and sacrifice, of worship and service, of outreach and discipleship? I remember hearing one Christian say, “I’m tired of playing church.” It was a cry for Christian authenticity. Can we get to be the Church from where we are now? What would that require? How would we have to change? How would I have to change? Am I willing to change? Can we be the Church? True, authentic, daring, faithful, loving? Can we?

WORSHIP NOTES Fundraisers and sales ■ Highways and By-Ways Ministry will hold a fundraiser dinner and silent auction 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 544 Broadway, in the fellowship hall. All proceeds will be used in the organization’s homeless ministry to help anyone in need. Info: Penny Carson, 973-0504.

Men’s groups ■ Hardin Valley Church of Christ, 11515 Hardin Valley Road will host a free showing of the movie “Courageous” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. Info: 824-3078.


Evangelist Tim Lee speaks at Grace Baptist Church, reading John 4:13-14. Photos by T. Edwards of

Walking with God By Theresa Edwards Grace Baptist Church hosted evangelist Tim Lee on Jan. 22. His message was both inspiring and encouraging. Lee was a rebellious teenager who protested against all authority, including his father, a Baptist minister. He was a born fighter and joined the Marine Corps in 1969 to escape the world around him. His life was changed forever March 8, 1971, as he served in Guang Nam Province, Vietnam. As he was leading his troop on a mine sweep, his last step landed on a 60-pound box mine which he described as feeling “like a miniature volcano.” Before he passed out, he weakly prayed, “On no! … God, not my legs. … Lord … please … God get me home to mom and dad. … I’ll do whatever you want me to do.” Although Lee lost his legs, he did not lose his life. He writes, “God had taken the legs that had carried me from His will. My running had finally ended.” That is

when Lee decided to give his life to the ministry, walking with God. Instead of dwelling on his disability, Lee uses his abilities to minister. A recent journey took him to India for 10 days where he saw 3,500 lives transformed. Earlier this month, Lee was in Anchorage, Alaska, where it was 21 below zero and 2,000 people attended services. “I’m glad to be in the warm weather here now,” he said, reminding the congregation to appreciate what they have. Lee encouraged the group to pray for others around them. “There’s only one thing worse than being lost and that is being lost and not having anyone looking for you,” he said. To learn more about Grace Baptist Church, attend a lunch and a class to “discover Grace” at noon Sunday, Feb. 5, taught by Pastor Ron Stewart and Rob Hammond. To register: email discovergrace@ or call 3423807.

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Brittany Jones is one of many senior art students creating the hawk mosaic on the front wall entrance at Hardin Valley Academy. Jones said, “It’s really fun because it’s 7 a.m. when we’re working on it and students come by and watch, and teachers come by and say ‘great job.’ It’s a good chance to work together, cooperate with others and listen to their ideas. It’s exciting to know the mosaic will stay here for a long time. We are the first class to go through all four years here, and we are leaving a piece of us to remind others they can change things if they put their mind to it.”

High School senior Haden Roberts receives a baseball scholarship from Tennesee Wesleyan where he will major in communications. Haden is seated with his parents, Sam and Tammy Roberts. Congratulating him are athletic director Jamie Cantrill and head coach John Rice. Rice said, “We’re incredibly proud of Haden. He’s been a valuable player in our program. He encompasses what Karns baseball is all about.” Photo by T. Edwards of

Roberts signs with Wesleyan Karns High senior shortstop Haden Roberts has signed to play baseball with Tennessee Wesleyan. He will join friend and teammate since Little League Tyler Fee in Athens. Tennessee Wesleyan, led by head coach Billy Berry, has qualified for the eightteam NAIA World Series the past two seasons and has compiled a 255-102

record during Berry’s sixyear tenure. Roberts was recruited by assistant coach Matt McCracken. During the 2011 season, Roberts led the Beavers in hitting until a devastating slump (1 for 21) stalled what was a .400 hitting year during the season’s last three weeks. He worked with Rick Siebert of the Doyle Baseball Academy during the

HVA art students create hawk mosaic

summer, changed his swing and batted .400+ at the six showcases he attended in the fall, according to his dad, Sam Roberts. “An outstanding offseason weight program developed by the Karns coaches contributed to changes that helped land the offer from Wesleyan,” said Sam Roberts. John Rice is head coach at Karns High School.

This mosaic depicting the face of Hardin Valley Academy’s mascot, the hawk, is a work in progress by art students directed by instructor Hope Brashear and made possible by a project grant. Photo by T. Edwards of

‘Character Counts’ at Ball Camp Elementary Marty Iroff describes the “Rod of Life” by Peg Hightower during a parents’ introduction to Character Counts. The six pillars of character are trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. The vision is to “elevate the quality of character throughout the city to enable Knoxville to become one of the best places in the country in which to live, to raise children, to go to school and to conduct business.”

Bonnie Bartley, Brianna Dice and Keith Bartley enjoy free pizza at Ball Camp Elementary School on Jan. 19. Photos by T. Edwards of

Bo Pierce teaches 3rd graders how to draw Snoopy’s Joe Cool as their parents attend a “Character Counts” program.

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The 1st graders had a wide variety of reactions when the dancing dragon entertained them. There were squeals, laughter and shouts. The dancers under the colorful red and gold costume were HVA students Jacob Sanders and Karan Goyal. HVA senior Conny Zhao helped read a Chinese story book to the children. She said, “The Chinese New Year symbolizes a new start, to let go of old grudges. The custom is to clean houses, sweeping out the bad luck, and then putting away the broom so the good luck can’t be swept away.� Zhao compared the Chinese New Year to Christmas, being

their biggest holiday. Instead of gifts, when the children go to their older family members and neighbors and say “Happy New Year,� they are given a red envelope containing money. There are many parades. The celebration lasts 15 days with a different traditional ritual each day. On the last day is the lantern festival. Zhao is one of 40 students studying Chinese from Chen. He began the first Chinese language program in East Tennessee in 2008 at HVA. When Chen asked the 1st graders if they had fun, the children resounded, “Yeah!�

Zachary Jones looks at the golden Noah Wagstaff wears a Chinese hat plastic Chinese coin he received in a red envelope. with zodiac animals. Lanterns on trees decorate the tables.

Conny Zhao reads Magicbox book “Butterflies in My Stomach and other School Hazards� to the 1st graders. The book is written in both Chinese and English.

UT NOTES ■Matt Murray, associate director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, has been appointed director of the Howard H. Baker Center Jr. Center Murray for Public Policy. He replaces Carl Pierce, who has directed the center since June 2009. Pierce will continue to compile Sen. Baker’s papers and will eventually divide his time between the Baker Center and teaching in UT’s College of Law. ■ Brian Ambroziak , an associate professor in the UT College of Architecture and Design, has received the Educator Honor Award from the American Ambroziak Institute of Architecture Students. His students nominated him for the award. Dean Scott Poole called Ambroziak “an institution builder.� ■ Brent Castro, a senior, has been named vice president of the board of directors of the American Institute of Architecture Students, a leading organizaCastro tion for

■Harry “Hap� McSween is being honored by the National Academy of Sciences for his extraordinary scientific achieveMcSween ments. McSween is being awarded the J. Lawrence Smith Medal for his pioneering studies of the parent planets of meteorites and his work on the geological history of Mars using studies of Martian meteorites and spacecraft missions to the planet. In 1999, McSween led a team of researchers which discovered geologic evidence on a meteorite that water existed deep in Mars’ crust. Dean Theresa Lee said, “Hap McSween is the epitome of the superb scientist, teacher, researcher and university citizen.� ■ TEAM UT, a group of students and one faculty member, will help prepare special events and conduct other behind-the-scenes work at this year’s NFL Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, Ind. The group will be in Indiana Feb. 2-7. This is the sixth year a UT Knoxville team has gone to the Super Bowl. Team members are professor Fritz G. Polite, Alex Loeb, Ben Messerli, Alexandra Bottone, Andrew Busa, Ryan Jones, Kylie Pearse, Kristen Petway and Danielle Polk.

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Emma Clayton tastes the Chinese dumplings made by Rebecca Renegar’s nutrition class. She said, “It’s OK, pretty good!�

Devyn Dunn, Mattie Woods and Carter Sams eat Chinese cookies and read their fortunes. Devyn read, “A new pair of shoes will do you a world of good.� She said, “I need new boots for horse riding!�

TCAP set for Feb. 1 architecture students in the nation. The one-year, paid position starts in July. Dean Scott Poole called Castro’s appointment “an exceptional honor.�

Dr. Frank Chen welcomes the Hardin Valley Elementary 1st graders to the Chinese New Year Celebration at Hardin Valley Academy on Jan. 23.

The Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Writing Assessment for 11th graders will be administered at Farragut High School on Wednesday, Feb. 1. The Writing Assessment is a performance-based test administered to 5th, 8th and 11th graders. It evaluates strengths and weaknesses in written communication. Students will be required to write a rough draft persuasive essay in response to an assigned prompt within the limited time period of 35 minutes. The essay will need to convince or influence the reader to agree with the writer’s point of view. Sample essays and previous prompts can be found on the state Department of Education website: http:// assessment/writing.shtml/.

SPORTS NOTES ■The West High School Rebels baseball team is taking orders for 4’x8’ digital color vinyl signs to hang on the fence of the baseball field for the 2012 season. The cost is $200 which will go toward maintenance and upkeep of the field. Each consecutive year a sign is purchased, the price is $125. To show their appreciation for your purchase, the players and coaches of the team will give you a pair of home game season tickets. Info: Email Jim Goble at or Kay McIntire at Payments are tax deductible. ■ Rec Baseball Sign-ups: Halls Community Park spring rec league baseball, 4U-14U sign-up times are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, and Saturday, Feb. 11. Info:


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KSO to offer a musical story time A string quartet from the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will travel to eight local libraries during February and March to read stories and play music for pre-school aged children as part of the orchestra’s Story Time Program. The program is sponsored by Tennessee Arts Commission, Knox County and the city of Knoxville. Performances are free and open to the public. Under the leadership of Lucas Richman, the orchestra consists of more than 80 professional musicians and performs more than 200 programs throughout East Tennessee each season. Info: www.


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Tennessee businesses call for sales tax fairness Garrett Wagley of the Knoxville Chamber; Kay Leibowitz, owner of Paper Paraphernalia; and Rick Terry of Rick Terry Jewelers in Knoxville and Lenoir City listen via phone to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, who is sponsoring a bill to close the online tax loophole, and Gov. Bill Haslam, who supports the legislation. Photo by T. Edwards of

Farragut agendas available on website, cable channel The town of Farragut posts agendas for the Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen (FBA) meetings, held each second and fourth Thursday, on the preceding Friday at and on the town’s government cable channel 3 (Charter and TDS). In addition, a printed agenda is posted in the In-

formation Center located just inside the entrance of the Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive. The complete FBA agenda and meeting packet is available at The most recent agenda, as well as past agendas through July 2009, can

be accessed on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen page. In addition, the most recent minutes, as well as past minutes through July 2009, are available on this page. The town’s website also includes agendas and minutes for all current citizen committees, councils and boards. Info: 966-7057.

News from Dayton Pest Control

Breathing radon? Did you know that radon is found in the outdoor and indoor air of homes and buildings of all kinds? It may surprise you, but exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), more than 21,000 U.S. citizens die per year due to radon induced lung cancer … that’s 13% of all lung cancer cases. Many people have absolutely no idea they may be exposed to radon, for it is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water. So what steps do you take to see if you are at risk for radon exposure? The first step is to have a professional, accurate radon testing done to detect if toxic levels of radon exist in your home. Based on the test results, the next step is a structural analysis and design survey with detailed recommendations on what is needed to successfully pull the radon from within your home and expel it outside. “The radon mitigation procedures that are taken in most instances are depressurizing the soil be-

neath your home’s structure to redirect the radon gas from flowing into your living space, venting the radon gas away from your home via a pipe connected to a fan in the attic or to the top of your home for proper ventilation, and sealing radon entry points such as cracks or openings,” says Dayton Hylton, owner of Dayton’s Pest Control. For smokers the risk of lung cancer from radon exposure is significant due to

the synergistic effects between radon and smoking. For example, a person who has never smoked and is exposed to 1.3pCi/L (picocuries per liter) of radon has a 2 in 1,000 chance of getting lung cancer while a smoker has a 20 in 1,000 chance. The EPA highly recommends that radon testing be done, for there is no known safe level of radon exposure. Info: www.epa. gov/radon/.

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McConnell, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick C h e n e y, will speak McConnell at the University of Tennessee on Tuesday, Jan. 31. The main event is at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center. It is free and open to the public. McConnell also will speak at 3:45 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Though this afternoon talk is aimed at students, it is also free and open to the public. His visit is sponsored by

the Issues Committee, Baker Center and the Chancellor’s Honors program. McConnell, 46, is a political, business, entertainment and government consultant in Washington, D.C. He was the senior speechwriter for both Bush and Cheney during part of their national presidential campaign and during their eightyear administration. As part of the three-person speechwriting team, McConnell worked many important public presentations, including Bush’s State of the Union addresses, his eulogy for President Ronald Reagan and his remarks about the loss of Space Shuttle Columbia. McConnell was in Cheney’s office on Sept. 11, 2001, when Secret Service agents hurried them

off into a bomb shelter following the attack on the Pentagon. He subsequently helped write Bush’s address to the joint session of Congress following the terrorist attacks. During his appearances at UT, McConnell is expected to share some of his experiences and answer questions from the audience. “To young people who want to get into politics, I tell them to definitely do it – to follow their heart, to get involved in something that matters to them,” McConnell said in an interview with Network Global Broadcasting. “It’s not where the big money is, but it is definitely an area where you can feel like you’re making a difference. You can every day go to work and feel like you’re doing something worthwhile.”



So rewarding!

Ashley Kouma

Intro to fitRewards We have the best, most loyal and committed members here at the Wellness Center at Dowell Springs, and on Monday, Feb. 6, we’re introducing a program to show our members just what they mean to us. Their happiness and health are proof of how hard they work, and that’s a great reward in and of itself, but we want to go above and beyond to show them how much we appreciate their loyalty and that we recognize how hard they’re working. More importantly, we’re going to launch our brand new fitRewards program that day!

We’re hoping for a fun, great day for our members to burn some calories and earn some points! fitRewards is our new, free loyalty and reward program through which members can earn points towards prizes like personal training sessions, massages, sessions with a Registered Dietitian and also products they can order online. So if you’re a member, be sure to stop by and see us Feb. 6. We will help you get set up online for your fitRewards account, show you how to start earning points, and let you see what kind of prizes you can earn. We’ll also have some exciting announcements about new hours coming in March at The Wellness Center. Any time from 5:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., our staff will be at computers ready to help members get set up with fitRewards, and they’ll help everyone get familiar with the program. Members who stop by for the fitRewards “Burn and Earn Day” will earn 25 extra points for each class they attend. We’re hoping for a fun, great day for our members to burn some calories and earn some points! And if you’re not a member yet, swing by and we’ll get you signed up, too! For more information just give us a call at 232-1414 or visit

Member rewards program takes off T

he Wellness Center at Dowell Springs announced that they have brought the fitRewards program to their members. “We were searching for an innovative way to make our membership experience more valuable and to thank our members for their loyalty,” stated Lisa Wolf, Managing Director. “We’re excited to be the only fitness facility in the area to offer the fitRewards program.” fitRewards is a member-appreciation program that rewards Wellness Center members for their ongoing participation. Each time a member completes a qualifying event, that member will earn points that he or she can accumulate and redeem for brand-name gifts and services. Members earn points by participating in programs, referring a friend to enroll or by using the facility regularly. Members accumulate points in their online accounts, accessed via The Wellness Center’s website, where they can redeem them online at their discretion after attaining point levels that match the gifts they want. The program was developed specifically for the fitness industry. Until now, there have been no loyalty programs, similar to airline frequentflyer programs, for health and fitness facilities. fitRewards meets that need and gives these facilities a way to thank loyal members. The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs is a medical fitness facility for life enrichment, enhancement and longevity and is the result of extensive research and planning. They have created the ultimate in a personalized training environment that is designed around the individual – people like you who live and work in our area. The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs provides a non-intimidating environment to workout. Their inviting facility brings together the best in design, state-of-the-art equipment and a wide range of innovative classes with trained, experienced and cre-

dentialed staff – dedicated to helping you reach your fitness goals. They recognize that training and wellness should be a part of your lifestyle. They also understand that not everyone’s lifestyle is the same. That’s why The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs provides amenities

and services that others do not. Their passion is to make The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs the place where you can train hard, have fun, relax, feel better, and rejuvenate on a daily basis. For more information call The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs at 865-232-1414 or visit

Class is in session at The Wellness Center The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs recently announced its Feb. line-up of classes. ■ LiveWELL informational meeting at noon Tuesday, Jan. 31. ■ “What Is Really Making Us Fat?” 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, and noon Tuesday, Feb. 14. An in-depth look at the foods we eat and their role in weight management. This class will change the way you look at the food you eat. ■ Healthy Eating Series “Diets Don’t Work!” at noon Thursday, Feb. 9, and “Not All Fat Is Bad!” at noon Thursday, Feb. 16. ■ LiveWELL Lifestyle Change Program 12-week program with different tracks: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday starting Feb. 6; or 6 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting Feb. 13. Multidisciplinary approach to help participants learn how

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to manage the many stressors in life in order to improve their control and achieve a balanced and healthy lifestyle. ■ Healthy Eating Series: “Not All Fat Is Bad” 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20. We all understand saturated and unsaturated fats. Come learn what kinds of saturated fats are actually healthy and beneficial to your diet. ■ Book Study Series: “Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Fat?” Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Feb. 21, and running for six weeks. The book “Does This Clutter Make my Butt Look Fat?” is about the clutter around you and the clutter inside you that prevents you from living life to the fullest. It can affect every aspect of your life, including the numbers on the scale and your relationship with food. Join us for a six-week book study on a fun, practical, and different approach to clearing out and cleaning up the spaces where you cook, eat, and live. For more information or to sign up for a class, call The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs at 232-1414 or visit



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PAD put life on hold for Knoxville woman B

everly Mack thought the excruciating pain traveling down her leg stemmed from the ankle she had broken in a fall two years earlier. At first, she ignored it. But before long, the pain was hampering her lifestyle, and she could no longer enjoy the things she enjoyed most. “I started noticing the pain going down my leg if I walked, if I ran, if I walked up stairs, if I tried to dance, if I cut my grass, if I worked in my yard,” said Mack, lead processor for the Knoxville accounting firm of Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain. “It was keeping me from doing anything physical that I wanted to do, and I am pretty energetic for a senior citizen. I was to the point where I could walk 25 steps, and then I had to stop because the pain was so horrible. It was like the worst toothache you ever had in your life, but it’s in your leg. So you have to stop – it’s not an option to go on.” Her search for answers led her to Dr. Jeff Boruff, an internist with Parkwest Medical Center, who suspected Mack may be suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a condition of the blood vessels that leads to narrowing and hardening of the arteries that supply the legs and feet. Boruff ordered an ultrasound of her legs, revealing a narrowing of the arteries to her legs. A second test, a CT scan of the arteries, confi rmed a “significant narrowing” of Mack’s femoral artery, the largest artery at the top of the leg. “At that point, I didn’t even have a pulse in my right foot,” Mack said. “You couldn’t even feel a pulse! If I’d left that alone, it could’ve led to amputation. That’s a pretty serious thing! So, obviously, that scared me to death, and I had the surgery two weeks later.” Boruff referred Mack to Dr. Jeff Roesch, a diagnostic radiologist with Parkwest Medical Center. In a 90-minute outpatient surgical procedure, Roesch placed a stent in Mack’s femoral artery which allowed the blood to flow more freely. “The surgery was absolutely the easiest surgery I’ve probably ever had,” said Mack. “As soon as I got up out of recovery, I could walk! I promise you – it was that quick and my leg quit hurting. Obviously, I had some bruising but the hurting left

Cramping, shiny skin are PAD symptoms

Dr. Jeff Boruff (above), internist with Parkwest Medical Center, suspected Mack’s pain stemmed from peripheral arterial disease. Upon confirmation of his diagnosis, Boruff referred her to Dr. Jeff Roesch, a Parkwest diagnostic radiologist who placed a stent in her femoral artery.

Beverly Mack, lead processor at a Knoxville accounting firm, says peripheral arterial disease is “really a cut-and-dried thing – if you have it, you’ve got to fix it or your life is over. That’s the bottom line.”

Mack says PAD robbed her of the two things she enjoyed most in life – gardening and walking her two dogs, a Shetland sheepdog named Molly and a Cocker spaniel named Eddie.

that day and it hasn’t been back since.” Almost immediately, Mack’s life returned to normal. She stopped taking the elevator at work and again was able to exercise on the treadmill, work around the house, pressure wash her deck and rake leaves. More importantly, she was able to do those two things she loved most – gardening and walking her Shetland sheepdog, Molly, and her Cocker spaniel, Eddie. “Before the surgery, even if I was outside working in my flower beds and sat down, my leg still

hurt and I couldn’t get into a position that it wouldn’t hurt,” she said. “So, I’m looking forward to spring when I can get back out there and take care of things that I’d let go. And before the surgery, I felt so guilty because I couldn’t take my dogs walking. Even though they’ve got a wonderful home and backyard, it’s good for both of us – for them AND me – to get out and commune with nature and love life. You know, I might never run a marathon, but the good thing is that if I wanted to, I could at least try.” While the diagnosis of periph-

eral arterial disease took Mack by surprise, she says she was genetically predisposed to it. “My mother had vascular disease, and she went from a cane to a walker to a wheelchair – that’s how debilitating it can be,” she said. That’s why Mack has become an evangelist of sorts in the fight against peripheral arterial disease. “Anybody out there who has PAD needs to know that it’s very easily treated, and it can give your life back,” she said. “The disease is really a cut-and-dried thing – if you have it, you’ve got to fix it or your life is over. That’s the bottom line.”

Do you know the symptoms of peripheral arterial disease? Dr. Jeff Boruff, internist at Parkwest Medical Center, says the leg pain Beverly Mack experienced when walking or gardening, is known as “intermittent claudication,” a condition that is often manifested as muscle pain or cramping in the legs or arms. The pain, which can range from mild discomfort to severe, usually occurs at the location of the clogged artery and often disappears after a few minutes of rest. Calf pain is the most common symptom. However, Boruff noted, some people with PAD may exhibit only mild symptoms – or none at all. According to Boruff, PAD symptoms may include: ■ Painful cramping in your hip, thigh or calf muscles after activity such as walking or climbing stairs ■ Leg numbness or weakness ■ Coldness in your lower leg or foot, especially when compared with the other leg ■ Sores on your toes, feet or legs that won’t heal ■ A change in the color of your legs ■ Hair loss or slower hair growth on your feet and legs ■ Slower growth of toenails ■ Shiny skin on your legs ■ No pulse or a weak pulse in your legs or feet ■ Erectile dysfunction in men “If peripheral artery disease progresses, pain may occur when you’re at rest or when you’re lying down,” said Boruff. “It may be intense enough to disrupt sleep. Hanging your legs over the edge of your bed or walking around your room may temporarily relieve pain.” These symptoms, Boruff says, should be taken seriously. “If you have leg pain, numbness or other symptoms, don’t dismiss them as a normal part of aging,” Boruff said. “Call your doctor and make an appointment.”

Red Dress Gala is out to win women’s hearts It’s called Red Dress Gala, and it’s out to win G your heart. y That’s because the free event, set Feb. 2 from 5 to 9 p.m. at West Town Mall, isn’t just a fashion show – it’s an effort by Covenant Health to raise awareness of heart disease, especially in d women. wom With one of every four Wit women in the United States

dying from heart disease, Covenant Health has partnered with Belk-West Town Mall and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in sponsoring Red Dress Gala as part of “The Heart Truth®,” a national campaign to encourage women to take an active role in their heart health by lowering their risk for heart disease. Risk factors are health conditions or habits that increase the chances of developing a

disease, or having it worsen. There are two types of heart disease risk factors – those that are beyond your control and those that can be changed. Those that can’t be changed are a family history of early heart disease and age. For women, age becomes a risk factor at 55. Middle age also is important because it’s when women tend to develop the controllable heart disease risk factors. Those risk factors that can be controlled are smok-

ing, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, overweight/obesity, physical inactivity and diabetes. While having even one risk factor is dangerous, having multiple risk factors is especially serious, because risk factors tend to “gang up” and worsen each other’s effects. The Red Dress Gala will feature refreshments and The Heart Truth® information followed by a red-themed fashion show at 6 p.m. Local celebri-

ties and heart health survivors will join professionals on the catwalk, modeling day and evening wear, shoes, scarves and accessories. The first 200 guests will receive a swag bag with samples and coupons from mall stores and an official “Red Dress” pin. Reservations are not required but seating is limited and is first-come, firstserved. For more information, call Covenant Health at 541-4500.

Red Dress Gala February 2 at 5 PM West Town5:00-9:00 Mall PM

Walk the red carpet, score free samples, find a fabulous red outfit and do something good for your heart! Take part in the Red Dress Gala. The gala starts at 5 pm and the red dress fashion show is at 6 pm. Our models will include heart disease survivors and local celebrities with a special message from Covenant Health about women’s heart health. The first 200 attendees to register in person at the amphitheater will receive an exclusive Red Dress Gala swag bag featuring gifts and special offers from your favorite stores.


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Artist Edinia Money, co-owner of “Artsy Fartsy,” is reflected in her handcrafted artwork titled “Torn.” Seen in the mirror is “Orange Pride” and “Stones and Feathers.” Photos by T. Edwards of

Angie McSwain of GlamLocks offers a variety of wigs, hair pieces and accessories.

Debka’s Oasis Dancers Shirley Selby, Whitney Knight and Myra Leichtweis perform Jan. 21 at the Public Market.

Bryan Cote and his son, Daniel, receive information from Bert Ansuiano of Computer Helpers about various computer programs.

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Barb Graf and Darla Adcock rest from shopping and watch the noontime entertainment at Public Market.

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Weight loss for seniors

Children’s Hospital gets cancer grant The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, has awarded an infrastructure grant of $50,000 to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The grants provide institutions with resources to enable them to conduct more research and enroll more kids in ongoing clinical trials – their best hope for a cure. Worldwide, more than 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and it remains the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States. Yet only 4 percent of all federal cancer research funding is dedicated to pediatric cancer research.

Nurse practitioner Gwen Fisher of Covenant Weight Management Center presented “Best Approaches to Weight Loss for Seniors” at a boxed lunch and learn at the Strang Senior Center on Jan. 25.

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Fisher emphasized that managing meals is only half the strategy for losing weight. Equally important is exercise. In addition to helping with weight management, other benefits of physical activity include decreased risks of injuries, mortality, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression, and increased positive mood, physical performance, enjoyment of life, confidence, improved immune function and better sleep. Fisher explained how to start an exercise program. First, talk to your health care provider. Choose an exercise you enjoy and do it on a regular basis, at least five days per week. Begin at a pace comfortable for you. It is OK to start slow, five to 10 minutes per day, increasing up to 30. Fit it into your daily routine. Have a backup plan for bad weather if you exercise outdoors.

Fisher advised walking around the mall for exercise. She also said, “Add extra activities you wouldn’t do otherwise.” For example, walk around your house when you are on the phone, walk a lap or two around the grocery store before shopping and use a floor peddler exerciser when you are watching television or working at your computer. “You will burn more calories moving than just sitting there,” she said. Regarding food choices, Fisher explained mistakes people make: skipping meals, drinking sugary drinks and diets such as the no carbohydrate diet. Covenant’s lecture at the Strang Center at noon Wednesday, Feb. 1, is “Medical Identity Theft.” Mark your calendar now for Strang’s 15th anniversary show 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, featuring the Tellico Tappers.

I was looking through Critter magazine today when I saw the registration flyer for this year’s “Mardi Growl” parade, Young-Williams Animal Center’s largest fundraiser of the year. If you want to see some furry cutie patooties dressed in their festive best, this is the place to be. Dogs from all over the country participate in this animal adaptation of Mardi Gras, usually with their owners dressed just as festively as their pets. The event will be held Saturday, March 3, rain or shine. The parade will travel through the Old City to Gay Street and will end on Market Square. Awards will be given for best costume and best Vol spirit, among others. Pet-related product vendors will be set up on Market Square, and microchips and rabies vaccinations will be available for $10. New to the parade this


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■ “An Introduction to the Alexander Technique” will be taught from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 10, at Lawson McGhee Library. Info: Lilly Sutton, 387-7600, or visit

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■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support, for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or to reserve a spot: 544-6277.


Golden Doodle pups, 2 PC dining china Cash For Junk Cars, LANDSCAPING MGMT CKC, 2 yr health guar., cabinet, almond, glass Trucks, Vans. Fast Design, install, mulch, ready now, $325. 931front doors. Like new. Free Pickup. 865-556small tree/shrub work, 528-2690; 931-261-4123 $395. 865-769-4000. 8956; 865-363-0318 weeding, bed renewal, ***Web ID# 924213*** debri clean-up. Free I BUY junk cars. GREAT PYRENEES estimates, 25 yrs exp! 865.456.5249 or 48" GRANITE round Pups, AKC, 5 M, 2 F. Mark Lusby 679-9848 865.938.6915 top table w/4 cushion Parents on farm. $400. swivel chairs, copper 865-603-0103, 603-0451. & brown, like new. ***Web ID# 924360*** Lawn Care 339 Trucks 257 $350. 865-769-4000. LAB, CHOC., AKC, 1 ***Web ID# 924206*** fem., shots, wormed, ABC LAWN & Chev. Silverado 2005 Mattresses. Sealy, big boned, 11 wks old. SEALCOATING LS, 4.3, ext. cab, 1 Stearns & Foster, $450. 865-385-7148 Comm/Res. Pine owner, well maint., Serta, Qn & King straw mulch, hedge$12,500. 423-442-3933 LABRADOR PUPS $399-$599. 865-947-2337 trimming, tree/ stump AKC, 5 Males & 2 removal, gutters Females, Chocolate MOVING, WHT leather 4 Wheel Drive 258 cleaned. 377-3819 couch $300. 2 blue & Cream 865-579-1998 fabric wingback chairs ***Web ID# 927194*** $125/ea. Metal office JEEP Wrangler X 345 2006, exc cond, 58K Paving desk $50. Honey oak MALTIPOOS, 7 wks., mi, straight 6, 6 spd, credenza $75. 72" paper trained, black $15,500. 865-310-6000 wood bookshelf $30. & white, M $350; Marble-top metal end F $400. 423-442-9996 table $60. New Oneida ***Web ID# 926006*** King James 12 pl- Comm Trucks Buses 259 Poodle Puppies, 2 fem., settings, silver-plated 1st shots/wormed, reg, + serving pcs $125. KENWORTH 2000 Asking prices/obo. w/525 Cummins engine. under 4 lbs full grown, $350 ea. 865-933-6338 865-357-2321 or 417- Great Machine. $19,999 231-3131. OBO. 865-719-2804 PUG PUPPIES, 6 wks. old, 1st S&W, $400. 865-453-8934 or Pools/Hot Tubs 209 Imports 262 865-258-4136 ***Web ID# 926843*** MASTER SPA with LEXUS LS430, 2004, cover, 17 jets, seats lady driven, gar. SIBERIAN Husky AKC 3, $1000. Exc. cond. kept, 84K mi., new Pups, champ lines, 865-458-2397. Michelin tires, Mysshots, $500. 865tic Gold, heated & 995-1386 cooled seats, moon***Web ID# 926735*** Medical Supplies 219 roof, lthr., loaded, mint cond. $20,900. YORKIE POO 865-335-5727 PUPPIES, 7 wks, 1st LIFT CHAIR, $500, shots, F $400, M $350 (pd $1200), double lift ***Web ID# 924178*** 423-442-9996 bed $800 (pd. $2500), ***Web ID# 926004*** Hospital bed, $300. Domestic 265 ^ Call 865-922-6623. POWER CHAIR, Chevy Cobalt LT 2010, Roofing / Siding Free Pets 145 352 like new, exc. cond. loaded. SS app pkg. $350 37 mpg. 31k mi. Call 865-457-4955. $8950. 865-522-4133

WEST KNOX, 11240 General 109 Yarnell Rd., 4 BR, 1 BA, near Turkey #1 BEAUTY CO. AVON Creek Shopping, Reps Needed! Only Karns & Hardin HIP OR KNEE $10 to start! Call Marie Valley Schools, REPLACEMENT at 865-705-3949. fenced in back SURGERY ***Web ID# 925610*** yard, no pets, new Manf’d Homes - Sale 85 If you had hip or knee carpet, Section 8 replacement surgery Dogs 141 CHIHUAHUAS, beauaccepted. $750/mo. between 2005 - present Apts - Unfurnished 71 $500 security. 865- FSBO $25/SQ FT IN tiful small babies, & suffered problems, WEST KNOX! 1792 sq 816-3974, 865-567-7495 Regis., UTD shots, you may be entitled to 1BR, 1BA NORTH ft, 2006 28x64, strg Australian Shepherd chocolate & other compensation. pups, AKC reg, shots All appls., exc. cond. bldg. Perfect cond, colors. $250 to $300. Attorney UTD, parents on prem. $425/mo. No pets. community in Condo Rentals 76 nicest 865-387-2859 Charles Johnson $350-$450. 865-223-4803 865-604-8726, 922-9658. Knox, 3 lakes, club***Web ID# 926933*** 1-800-535-5727 house, swimming, ***Web ID# 926778*** ARTIST LOFT w/gar. bkgrnd check req'd. ENGLISH BULLDOG near UT, no $45,000. Call 865-362PUPS, AKC, Taking Homes 40 W/D, pets, non smkr, 5583 for recording. 8 wks, shots/wormed dep. now., see photos at background ck. $450, www.griffinskissabull. 865-932-2333. 1st, last, security, 865-254-1837. Manf’d Homes - Rent 86 ***Web ID# 924795*** Call Rodney or Lisa Two bedroom, one Goldendoodle Puppies, 865-617-3897; 399-2692. bath on an acre lot standard & mini, CKC with beautiful views. Apts - Furnished 72 reg., $500. 270-566$65,000. 318-518-6416 0093; 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms, Call ADBA Reg $200 ***Web ID# 924265*** 865-250-4205, for info. 423-625-9192 SELL YOUR HOUSE WALBROOK STUDIOS IN 9 DAYS 2 5 1 3 6 0 7 CONDO 865-365-8888 weekly. Discount ONE LEVEL LIVING General 109 General 109 General 109 $140 avail. Util, TV, Ph, near golf course. 2 Stv, Refrig, Basic BR / 2 BA, LR, DR, Cable. No Lse. KIT: 2-car garage, Condos- Townhouses 42 W/D furnished. $800 / mo. Call 679-5735 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 2 car Duplexes 73 garage, approx 2100 FURNISHED 1 BR, 1 SF. Halls area. For BA, pool, frpl, util. CEDAR BLUFF AREA info call 865-898-4558 & cable furn. $750. 3BR town home, 2BA, frplc, Downtown Pigeon FSBO, 1 BR, 1 BA, laundry rm, new carpet, 1 yr lease, Forge. $400 dep. pool, frpl., down$770 mo. $250 dep. Refs. & background town Pigeon Forge, ck req. 865-908-0170 865-216-5736 or 694-8414. $60,000. Terms available with down HALLS. $1100 mo. ADOPT! payment 865-908-0170 FARRAGUT/NEAR TURKEY HOA $65 mo. 3 BR, CREEK 2BR, 1BA, laundry rm, ***Web ID# 926027*** 2 1/2 BA, 2 car gar., Lse Looking for a lost family neighborhood, 1 yr lease, to purch. 865-898-4558 pet or a new one? $680 mo. $250 dam. dep. Visit YoungCemetery Lots 49 865-216-5736 OR 694-8414 IRRESISTIBLE 3 BR have partnered together to hire exceptional people! Williams Animal condo for rent, 2 1/2 Center, the official baths, near UT, 4 CEMETERY LOTS, Mike 916shelter for the City Highland South, Houses - Unfurnished 74 $900/mo. 474-9218, 865-357-8281 of Knoxville & Knox Garden of Gospels, ***Web ID# 918036*** prime loc., priv. ownr. County: 3201 Di3 BR, 2 1/2 BA home All for $4500. 573-5047. vision St. Knoxville. off John Sevier near NEW CONDO UT/downtown, stove, WEST KNOXVILLE Highland Memorial, 8 lots together, Sec. 20, frig., & W/D hookups. 5825 Metropolitan Way $850/mo. + dep. No 2 BR , 2 B A , 1 2 0 4 s f , with monument rights, pets. Credit check. 2 car garage, $850/mo. $10,000. 404-580-9975 865-385-2860 1 yr lease. NO PETS. Farmer’s Market 150 Gary 865-548-1010 Bluff. 3 BR, 2 Doyle 865-254-9552 Real Estate Wanted 50 Cedar 1948 FORD 8N tractor 1/2 BA + bonus, 2 w/bush hog, finish car gar. No pets. Sequoyah Hills Condo WE BUY HOUSES, mower, yard box, $1300 mo. 865-453-5079 1BR NEWLY Inspection any reason, any con& trailer mover, RENOVATED hrdwd dition. 865-548-8267 CLAXTON-Powell, 3BR flrs, paint, updated ba repainted & rewired Machine Operating 2 BA, spacious, runs & drives well & more. Gas stove & $2850/bo 865-307-6367 convenient, 1st/L/DD heat, WD hookup; lrg. Expediting closet. Commercial Prop-Sale 60 No pets. 865-748-3644 BR w/custom Quiet, safe, CORPORATE LEASE prestigious dev. pool, Warehouse 865-250-0436, 933-4161 FOXDEN 2 STORY brick buildclubhse & conv. ing 30x60', AC/heat, Custom Built 08, 5400 Parking, sm. pet SPRING CUTTING, sq. ft. 4 BR, 4.5 Baths sprinkler system, in welcome, Avail. NOW! GRASS HAY, sm Master BR & guest center of Oak Ridge $650 contact: square bales, avg 50 Lg. parking lot. 865- BR @ Main Level. Walk lbs. 865-850-0130. out Decks, Great for 483-6311, 865-483-5552 or call 865-971-1744. Entertaining. $4200/mo. ***Web ID# 923520*** APPX. 8000 SF Ofc./ Call Brackfield and Machinery-Equip. 193 WEST CONDO, 2 story, Whse., Fully finished Associates 691-8195 2BR, 2 full BA, W/D out. Covered loading POWELL 2 BR, 1 BA, 931B CAT track loader dock, drive in door, conn., walk in closet, country setting, w/4 way bucket. appls., priv. patio. centrally located. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! Come join a winning team! EOE appls. $470/mo. Used on farm. Quiet, clean. $710/mo., Possible owner finance 865-938-1653 $12,900. 423-539-6003 $795,000. 865-679-6918 dep. req., 865-742-1882.

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ELEC. GOLF CART CHRISTIAN CLEANING LADY SERVICE. Dewith top & windpendable, refs, Call shield, runs good, 705-5943. $950. 865-992-2953


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CAMPERS WANTED YOU BUY IT, we install it! Fencing & repair. We buy travel trailers, We haul stuff too! Call 5th Wheels, Motor 604-6911. homes & Pop-Up Campers. Will pay cash. 423-504-8036


DUTCHMAN 26RLS, Classic 2003, 29', big slide, slps 6, like new, $10,500. 606-269-2925 ***Web ID# 923846***

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CERAMIC TILE installation. Floors/ walls/ repairs. 32 yrs exp, exc work! John 9383328

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FLEETWOOD FLAIR 26 ft., fully self- DENNY'S FURNITURE contained, new AC, REPAIR. Refinish, renew awning, sleeps glue, etc. 45 yrs exp! 8, runs good, 922-6529 or 466-4221 $21,900. 865-992-2953





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