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Belk shipping and receiving manager Kyle Porter takes a minute out of his busy day to show off his wheels. It’s a replica of the Hazzard County sheriff’s cruiser used in the popular 1970s television show “Dukes of Hazzard.” Photo by Valorie Fister

TDOT’s Martinez to join Haslam administration The Shopper-News has learned that local Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesperson Yvette Martinez will soon join Gov. Bill Haslam’s staff. In a Jan. 26 e-mail sent to reporter Natalie Lester, Martinez wrote that she is leaving TDOT to become the new governor’s press secretary. Before joining TDOT, Martinez was a reporter and news anchor for WBIR-TV in Knoxville.

Free tax assistance The Internal Revenue Service and the town of Farragut will sponsor free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at the town hall, 11408 Municipal Center Dr., Fridays from Feb. 4 through April 15; Saturdays from Feb. 5 through April 9; Tuesday, Feb. 15; and Tuesday, Feb. 22. Volunteers will complete and e-file IRS forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ for lower income and senior taxpayers. This service is by appointment only. Info: 748-0151.

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Photographs by Dean Rice The Arts and Culture Alliance will present “Another Way of Life: Photographs by Dean Rice,” opening 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, in the balcony of the Emporium Center. Rice displays photographs of villages scattered throughout the countryside of Guizhou and Guangxi provenances in China. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with additional hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6. Info: 523-7543 or visit

By Valorie Fister

Kyle Porter is careful to keep a light bar cover on his classic 1978 Plymouth Fury Hazzard County sheriff’s cruiser. He’s not really into impersonating a police officer. The West Knox resident and Belk shipping and receiving manager is really a car buff who couldn’t pass up the purchase of this piece of pop culture. It’s an exact replica of the Hazzard County sheriff’s cruiser used in the fourth season of the 1970s tele-

vision show “Dukes of Hazzard.” “A lot of times I’ll get a thumbs up, or they’ll wave and smile real big,” he said of police reaction to his unique ride to work. The car hails from Webber City, Va., where Porter purchased it last November. It comes complete with signatures on the inside of the trunk of actors in the television series. One signature belongs to Ben Jones who played the role of Cooter Davenport. Porter said he and his “gear head” friends keep their classic

cars running by doing their own work on them. As a kid, Porter said his grandparents owned a used car lot and salvage parts lot. He said he grew up around old Packards and Studebakers and he learned car mechanics at an early age. “I’ve been hooked ever since,” Porter said. He said he also has a toy car collection with 14,000 to 15,000 pieces in it. Prior to his possession of a Dukes of Hazzard police vehicle, Porter put together a replica of

the Bluesmobile. That was the police car used in the 1980 film “The Blues Brothers” that starred John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. He eventually sold that car to Blues Brothers fans from Chicago, which was the city featured in that movie. And when asked what Porter’s wife, Michelle, thinks of his car hobby and his new vehicle, he grinned even more. “She is severely supportive of all of this,” he said. “She drives it through the neighborhood.”

Burchett meets with critics of stormwater policy By Betty Bean Last week, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett met with Shannondale farmer James McMillan, Clean Water Network director Renee Hoyos and CWN attorney Stephanie Matheney to discuss Knox County stormwater enforcement issues in general and the Notice of Violation recently issued to McMillan’s father, Charles McMillan, in particular. The elder McMillan had a contractual agreement allowing T-Mobile to build a cell tower on his property, and the grading contractor had failed to install a legally required silt fence at the construction site until the work was almost complete. The McMillans say that the citation should have gone to the permit holder or the contractor, over whom they have no control. They are demanding an apology. James McMillan is a frequent and vocal critic of county stormwater enforcement, and the McMillans and CWN officials charged

Stephanie Matheney, James McMillan and Renee Hoyos after their meeting with Mayor Tim Burchett. Photo by Betty Bean

that the citation was payback for the younger McMillan’s activism. How did the meeting go? Depends on whom you ask. Burchett: “I think the meeting with Mr. McMillan and Ms. Hoyos went well and was very productive for us, and I certainly hope it was

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productive for them. I look forward to continuing to work with them in the future on stormwater issues,” Hoyos: “It was a productive conversation. We talked about prioritizing sites – emphasizing sites that are harming property, neigh-

bors or clean water. They indicated they would look at doing that. And they said the McMillan’s citation was not retaliatory.” Matheney: “We learned the McMillan citation was one of 40 NOVs that went to what (stormwater manager) Chris Granju called ‘mom and pop’ sites last year. Why are they wasting time on that? We want them to work on bigger sites that are causing harm. Dwight Van de Vate (county engineering director) admitted there was no evidence that pollution had come off the McMillan site and gotten to the stream.” James McMillan: “I keep hearing that all these foreclosed sites are a big enforcement problem in Knox County. Does this mean that they are sending demand letters to the banks that now own the properties and treating them like they have treated the McMillans?” Knox County’s stormwater ordinance is a little muddy on the issue of where notices of violation should go. One paragraph says the notice

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should go to whoever has operational control over construction plans and specifications. Another section says that the director “… may issue a notice of violation to the permittee or property owner and/or any other person or entity having responsibility for construction work performed at a site development.” James McMillan remains unconvinced and believes that his father was cited, and threatened with a $5,000 per day fine, because of the son’s persistent criticism of county enforcement efforts. Hoyos said that Burchett agreed to consider her suggestion that the county do more wet weather inspections. “The Network’s goal is to reduce sediment in the rivers, and there are a number of sites around the county that contribute sediment. We would like for them to focus on correcting large sites discharging large amounts of mud to streams.” And what about an apology to the McMillans? “I don’t think so,” Hoyos said.

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What’s happening in our waterways By Valorie Fister

What were they thinking? You come across a “What were they thinking?” incident every now and then, the kind that makes you shake your head and wonder. Mark Padgett, candidate for Knoxville mayor, provoked some head shaking by marching with young people from the Boys and Girls Clubs in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. (IRS rules prohibit nonprofits like the Boys and Girls Clubs from endorsing candidates.) Political candidates as well as political officeholders are especially susceptible to getting caught tripping over their feet. Constantly on the public stage, subjected to scrutiny by enemies, sooner or later they’ll do something to draw unwanted attention. Then there are the actions which seem neutral or even positive at first glance but may not be upon further reflection. Mayor Tim Burchett recently enlisted the services of the very capable Gloria Ray to fashion a group that will make recommendations about what to do with 380 or so acres in the Midway community once planned for a business park. I know no one who does not like Ray and respect her abilities. She’s a dynamo. And the mayor can’t be faulted for moving ahead to get some workable ideas on how to salvage The Development Corporation’s $10 million investment. But if the people who fought so long and hard to keep the business park out of their community wince at some of the names on what we’ll call the “planning committee,” it’s hard to blame them. Maybe it’s only natural that Mike Edwards, Todd Napier and Rhonda Rice become part of this process given their jobs with the Chamber and TDC. Maybe it’s unavoidable. But the atmosphere can easily turn corrosive when Edwards and especially Napier are in close quarters with the opponents of the now-derailed business park. Still, we’re rooting for Ray and hope she and the people she brings to the table can make lemonade from TDC’s lemon. No lemonade in this week’s Shopper-News, and (speaking from experience) any reader who spots what he considers a “lemon” will be quick to let us know. But we do have school news, features, and political news and views, so get a refill on that coffee and dig in. Contact Larry Van Guilder at

Within the rippling waters of the winding, sprawling Tennessee River system, the aquatic life and sport fish remain plentiful enough to entice anglers, residents, tourists and commerce. Yet there are species of freshwater fish that are dying out from reasons ranging from pollutants to radical changes in habitat. Anglers today are wise to learn each season’s fish consumption advisories before throwing logs on the fire to prepare that day’s catch. And veteran anglers often know some of the names of chemicals (PCBs, mercury, dioxins and chlordane) as well as they know the names of the fish that are found in our waterways these days. But local scientists at Division Street in Knoxville are working daily to provide hope and a safe place for endangered and nearly extinct fish to thrive and reproduce. “We’re learning about them while we can,” said J.R. Shute, co-director of Conservation Fisheries Inc. Shute and co-director Patrick Rakes are University of Tennessee graduates. They have spent the last 20 years working with the population of smaller fish that is often overlooked. Their names and their work are widely recognized in the world of environmental studies and efforts. Their goal: to propagate endangered species in order to return them to their natural habitat once the waterway is again deemed safe for that type of aquatic life. “Unfortunately, there are very few places we feel that way about,” Rakes said. At any given time, their hatchery may house two dozen or more varieties of rare fish including rush dart-

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Conservation Fisheries co-directors Pat Rakes and J.R. Shute work in their fish hatchery at Division Street in downtown Knoxville saving fish species. Our fresh waterways are losing fish, and they have a solution. Photo by Valorie Fister ers, Barrens topminnows, chubs and madtoms. They also monitor fish populations in their natural habitats in Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama and Georgia as well as Tennessee. When Shute and Rakes encounter a fish species so rare that some of its population must be maintained in captivity, it is deemed an “ark population.” One such species is the Barrens topminnow, which was the subject of Rakes’ master’s thesis. Rakes and Shute have been working with that population since 1982. If it weren’t for their efforts, the species would be extinct. In addition to housing rare species, Rakes and Shute study and collect the fish in their natural environments. They also monitor reintroduced species to determine their viability in that particular natural habitat. The most common way they study their subjects is by snorkeling. They bellycrawl through stream and riverbeds to get a better than bird’s eye view of what’s happening in our waterways. “Most people don’t know” what is happening in and to our rivers and streams, Rakes said. He said if people really knew just how much humans are doing to disturb the natural balance of our rivers and streams, there would probably be more efforts to change practices.

The cows are in the creeks The cause of fish kill and contamination in the region isn’t limited to one source. And local and federal environmentalists have been and still are working to implement legislation and programs designed to reduce

Brown Bag, Green Book A new season of the Brown Bag, Green Book lunch and learn series begins this month at the East Tennessee History Center: ■ “The Weather of the Future: Heat Waves, Extreme Storms and other Scenes from a ClimateChanged Planet” by Heidi Cullen, will be discussed by WATE Channel 6 meteorologist Matt Hinkin on Wednesday, Feb. 16. ■ “The Climate War Politics: True Believers, Power Brokers and the Fight to Save the Earth” by Eric Pooley, presented by Stephen Smith, executive director of Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, on Wednesday March 23. ■ “The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality and

pollution and restore our fresh waterways. “Down here it’s widespread,” Shute said. He said environmental changes come in many forms, including deforestation of shorelines, impoundment of natural waterways, farming practices and development. “The cows are in the creeks.” Shute said. For hundreds of years, agriculture has taken its toll on the river system. While it’s not the only point source, farmers who use natural waterways to water livestock are adding to the pollution. “As soon as we remove trees or move soil, we impact the streams with silt,” Rakes said. What people don’t realize is that property values are better with intact streams if they’re doing the right thing from the get go.” Impoundment or damming of the river system for power needs has also taken its toll on the natural environment. The waters flowing through downtown Knoxville in the first half of the 1900s were once teeming with more than 100 species of fish. Today, there are at most two dozen species, Rakes said. Rakes and Shute aren’t the only local environmentalists concerned with fresh water quality. Scientists and environmentalists at the Knox County Soil and Water Conservation District have worked closely with farmers in recent years. They distribute grant monies to promote better farming practices. Livestock pastures next to local creeks and streams are now fenced off one by one to keep animals out of the water. The Tennessee Valley Authority is another agency with a hand in improving the environment. The massive utility’s reputation has suf-

fered as a result of the Roane County ash spill, but it regularly monitors reservoirs and streams for ecological health. TVA also posts fish consumption advisories. TVA is also behind the reintroduction of lake sturgeon in the river system. The lake sturgeon is a prehistoric fish with a unique appearance. It has bony plates along its back and grows up to 310 pounds. “We started the program in the early 1990s at Norris,” said Travis Brickey, a communications officer with TVA. “We stocked 2,000 and monitored their activity.” Since then, Brickey said, TVA has handed the project off to the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and the Tennessee Aquarium where the program is continued today. “We believe there to be 40,000 to 50,000 sturgeon in the Tennessee River from Knoxville to Alabama,” Brickey said. Many environmentalists aware of the sturgeon reintroduction are eagerly waiting for the fish to reproduce in the wild. It takes about 15 years for the fish to mature, so scientists are looking for evidence in this and upcoming years. They are also a protected fish, and anglers who hook them are advised to catch and release them. Any efforts to rejuvenate aquatic life in the Tennessee River system are steps in a positive direction for both fish and people. These are the steps that will allow Rakes and Shute to one day release their ark populations of small fish back into the wild. “It’s a good thing,” Rakes said of efforts to restore the environment. “Whatever works we don’t care,” Shute said. “As long as it offers protection for these little fish.”

Religion in the Twenty-first Century” by Thomas Berry, will be presented by Rabbi Beth Schwartz from Temple Beth El on Wednesday, April 20. ■ “Living Downstream: a Scientist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment” by Sandra Steingraber, discussed by Edye Ellis, host of “The Good Life” on HGTV, former anchor with WBIR-TV and breast cancer survivor, on Wednesday, May 18. ■ “The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability” by James Gustave Speth, presented by Frank Cagle, Metro Pulse columnist, on Wednesday, June 15. Reading the book is optional but encouraged. Copies of the books are available at the library. Info: Emily

Ellis, 215-8723.

‘Musical Story Time’ with KSO The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will continue its library tour with string quartets traveling to local libraries through February. Musicans will read stories and play music for pre-school ages children as part of KSO’s Story Time Program. All performances are free and open to the public. Performance dates are 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at Smart Toys and Books; 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, South Knoxville library; 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, Farragut library; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, Murphy library; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, Carter library and 10:20 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, Lawson McGhee library. Info: 291-3310.


Knox County Officers train to keep schools safe Martin Luther King Jr. Day was an opportunity for students and teachers to take the day off, but for Knox County Sheriff’s officers who work in the schools, the day was spent honing their skills. They met at Karns High School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for active shooter training.

Joe Rector The officers were trained by four members of Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Tim Collins is a full-time trainer and member of the SWAT team and led the classroom sessions. He was aided by Sgt. Mitch Grimes, Sgt. Phil Dalton and Lt. Clyde Cowan. Working on a day when school buildings are empty helps officers and trainers to work on situations in real set-

tings. Scenarios are set, and officers must act according to different circumstances. They worked as teams and individually in mock searches for an intruder who is using a firearm. Dummy ammunition is used in the exercises. It is unforgiving in that the sting from a hit lets officers immediately recognize mistakes they’ve made. The intent is that the training will lead to the apprehension of the shooter without the loss of life of students, teachers or officers. Collins said that most shooter incidents are over in five to 15 minutes. Most shooters commit suicide when they are confronted. “From past incidents, statistics show that two or three individuals are killed each minute that the shooter is active,” Collins added. School officers are most likely the ones who will stop an active shooter. For that reason, Collins told officers that the school division is not a place to hide. Because inci-

dents end so quickly, support personnel don’t usually arrive on the scene before things have ended. Four active shooter training sessions are held each year, and all school officers are expected to attend. The hope is that they will then be able to react quickly to serious situations as the training takes over. The ultimate goals are to minimize injuries and to take out the shooters. Officer Carl Weaver, who works at Karns High, says that such training is invaluable for all officers. “We can sharpen our skills in this area, and if the situation ever arises, we’ll be ready for it and will be able to save lives,” he said. Officer Taryn Bryant is assigned to Karns Middle School. For her, the training helps hone skills. At the end of the day, officers made their way home, tired from the stress under which they practiced securing a school building. Students, teachers and parents had

Committed to service By Joe Rector Tucker Towe is committed to helping others. The proof is in 178 service hours he’s accumulated this year. The 17-year-old Karns High School junior says he loves to help other people. “To me, it’s important to give back to others since I’ve been so blessed in my life.” Tucker wants to help the Karns community and the greater Knoxville community. He’s been involved in several projects that are sponsored by clubs and classes. Along with other Karns students in a leadership class, he delivered baskets to needy families in Karns. Then the students collected items to give children in those families a special Christmas. Since he was 10, Tucker has worked in most every part of the annual Fantasy of Trees. Another favorite cause is the Empty Stocking Fund. Tucker also entered and won the swim-a-thon held at Douglas Lake. Proceeds from the race benefit East Tennessee charities. Tucker has served on the Knoxville Teen Board for three years. This year he’s been elected sergeant-at-arms. Tucker is the only Karns High student on the board.

Tucker Towe with his 1961 Buick. Photo by Joe Rector

wkcllkarns. A photocopy of each child’s birth certificate must also be submitted with the registration form. The league is the only Little League Organization left in Knox County. It’s divided into several age groups: Wee-Ball, ages 4 to 5; Training league, ages 5 to 6; Farm league, ages 7 to 8; Minor league, ages 9 to 10; and Major league, ages 11 to 12. The spring league starts in March and runs until mid-June.

Karns Ball Camp Softball sign-ups Karns Middle School officer Taryn Bryant covers her partner in a simulated drill as instructor Lt. Clyde Cowan watches. Photo by Joe Rector

no idea that the dedicated members of the school division had worked so hard on a school holiday to learn how to protect children as they pursue an education.

Baseball sign-ups The West Knox County Little League, located in Karns, has begun signing up players for the coming season. Sign-up will take place at the Karns ball field concession stand on Feb. 1 and

Feb. 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and on Feb. 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Feb. 6, signups will be held at the Karns Community Center from 1-4 p.m. The league fee will be $100 per child and will cover uniform and field usage fees. The registration process can be sped up by filling out in advance and printing the Player Registration Form under the Handouts section at

The Karns Ball Camp Softball League will soon be holding sign-ups for players. The dates are Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Feb. 25, from 6-8 p.m.; Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; March 4, from 6-8 p.m.; and March 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Online registration will begin Feb. 11. League fees will be announced soon. The games will be played on Mondays and Thursdays, and practice times will be decided by coaches. Tee ball and coach-pitch include ages 6 and under. All other leagues use machine fast pitch. Info: 936- 5227 or visit

SCHOOL NOTES ■ Ball Camp Elementary: Class group pictures will be taken on Thursday, Feb. 3.

When he’s not helping others, Tucker enjoys antiques. His bedroom is furnished with retro items from the 1950s. He also likes spending time with friends, and he’s a member of the school swim team. Tucker says he also enjoys spending time with his parents, Steve and Danna. Tucker bought a 1961 Buick with only 51,000 miles on it when he was 11. He takes

the car out on drives around the neighborhood. “He took $3,000 out of his savings account and bought the car,” his mom said. Tucker would like to attend UT and study architecture. One thing’s for sure: wherever he is and whatever he does, Tucker will continue to devote part of his time to serving others.

■ Grace Christian Academy will hold an open house for all grades on Sunday, Feb. 6, beginning at 3 p.m. Parents and visitors will gather in the lunchroom of the high school at that time and will have the opportunity to learn about GCA and its programs. ■ Karns Elementary: The Booster-thon will begin at 8

a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3. Students will be completing laps in the gym as they raise funds for the school. ■ Karns Middle: Principal Cindy White announced that KMS been removed from the list of targeted schools. The school was told in January that it had met average yearly progress goals. White praised the students, parents, and especially the staff for the hard work that they gave.

■ The 8th grade writing assessment will be held on Feb. 1. On Friday, Feb. 4, 8th graders will also take body-massindex readings as a part of the physical education and health curriculum. ■ Karns Middle School will again host the Knox County district basketball tournament for middle schools. Dates will be finalized soon after make-up games and the rest of the season is completed.




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Money talks and Padgett walks Mayoral candidate takes money from Cocke County felon

News Sentinel under the headline “The governor and the felon.” Even though Padgett had left the governor’s office to go into business for himself when Jason Grooms was arrested in separate incidents in 2007 for marijuana possession and gambling promotion, it seems equally unlikely that he could be unaware of this historical fact. It would therefore have been prudent not to accept the Grooms’ contributions, but Padgett’s money-grubbing zeal apparently overrode his common sense. It also would have been prudent for Padgett to have honored the request of Boys and Girls Club CEO John Lee and remove from his website a picture of himself and a bunch of African-American children from the Boys and Girls Club carrying “Free At Last” signs and standing behind a big “Mark Padgett for Mayor” banner. Lee fears that Padgett’s actions could jeopardize his organization’s tax-exempt status. John Lee has a lot of friends.

Mayoral candidate Mark Padgett was so anxious to create some early shock and awe Call it County CommisBetty with his astounding fundraission’s “Carter Syndrome.” Bean ing prowess that he made the It first appeared in 2010 Larry unusual move of filing his first when commission deVan financial disclosure a week It’s not like Padgett doesn’t cided to withhold part of Guilder before it was due. know them. They are famous the school board’s capital He trumpeted the event within the Democratic Party funds unless a way could be with a press release head- as huge financial contribufound to build a new Carter lined: “Padgett Campaign tors. Harold Grooms and Elementary School. Announces Contributions In This challenge to the ment. Since commission Excess Of $10,000 Per Week family funneled more than school board’s autonomy has the time (and, more In Mayoral Race - Sense of $60,000 into former Gov. Phil Bredesen’s campaign didn’t please a number of importantly, the inclina- Excitement Builds Around war chest during his first run its members. But if Mayor tion) to manage schools Campaign” for office, and likely played a Tim Burchett can devise the and the county budget, And while everybody big role in helping him pull means to build the school why not create a unified pretty much agrees that off the almost unheard of feat without breaking the bank, body to oversee both? The $90,040 is something to of winning heavily Republiall may be forgotten if not Commission of Legislation crow about, at least a cou- can Cocke County. forgiven. and Education (COLE) will ple of names have inspired Bredesen was evidently The outcome must have save time and money, and shock of the “What the hell so grateful that he rewarded emboldened some com- eliminate one election ev- is he thinking?” variety. Jason Grooms with a state missioners, who last week ery four years. Seriously. job in economic developagain ventured where the We’ll need some new Why would anyone accept ment during the 2003 hiring legally astute fear to tread. legislation at the state level $600 each from the Cocke freeze, and it is unlikely that Commissioner Brad Anders to get this done, but our County father and son duo Padgett, who also worked for moved – and later with- cost-cutting representaHarold and Jason Grooms? Bredesen, could have failed drew his motion – to defer tives in Nashville should And why would a con- to notice the embarrassment approval of an item on the be quick to see the merit of victed chop-shop operator the governor endured when education consent agenda. this idea. and his son be dabbling in that hire triggered news stoThe resolution authorized And why stop there? ries like one that ran in the the school board’s lease If commission can man- Knoxville city politics? agreement for the L&N age the school system with Depot property planned to its thousands of employhouse a STEM high school. ees, smaller organizations Commissioner Sam should be a snap. McKenzie noted that the The management of the resolution “passed 9-0 by Ten Year Plan has caused a Today, Commissioner Sam McKBy Larry Van Guilder the same people we’re paid lot of heartburn on commisenzie is the lone African-American For the fi rst time in its history, to represent.” Law Director sion. The Commission of the city of Knoxville has an African- representative on commission. He Joe Jarret opined that “un- Legislation, Education and American mayor, Daniel Brown. In brings notable intelligence and a less you feel that there’s Homelessness (COLEH) remarks at last week’s County Com- willingness to engage on critical issomething illegal about it,” could be another bold step mission meeting after receiving an sues to the table. such items generally are towards enhanced governStrickland, Jordan and McKhonorarium recognizing his accompart of the education con- ment efficiency. enzie are political success stories. plishment, Brown had this to say: sent calendar. (Emphasis And one only has to on “consent.”) “I look forward to the day when Yet they, like the majority of Knox consider the struggling Commission chair Mike economy to know that the race or gender of our elected leaders County’s minority population, Hammond could have private sector could use is not something we pay that much would labor under the same handicap if seeking countywide office. squelched the fruitless some help as well. The attention to.” They are, in fact, city residents and discussion that followed very industry I work in, relatively unknown to suburban Anders’ motion by ruling all media for that matter, dwellers. it out of order – which it has fallen on lean times, so was – but he didn’t, so the let’s expand COLEH into According to the most recent Carter Syndrome took hold. the Super Organization for Certainly we live in a more en- U.S. census data, African-AmeriThings even took a comical Homelessness, Education, lightened era than the one Brown cans comprise slightly less than 9 turn when Commissioner Legislation and Private grew up in. When Knoxville’s new- percent of Knox County’s populaR. Larry Smith referred to Media Enhancement – SOest mayor was a child, the color line tion. The census classifies about Superintendent Jim McIn- HELPME. was only beginning to be breached, 16 percent of the city of Knoxtyre as “Dr. Lindsey.” Now, that has a nice ring and it remained an imperme- ville’s residents as black or AfriCynics may say that com- to it, and there should be able barrier to the city’s executive can-American. And while we supmission has enough fish to enough responsibilities to port Mayor Brown’s sentiments, it suite. fry already and shouldn’t go around for commissionMuch has changed since in would be unrealistic to expect anybe meddling in the school ers who feel the need to do Knoxville and Knox County, but thing other than strong support for board’s business, and there more. even today the minority presence a black countywide candidate from was a time I agreed with But, no raises, commisin powerful government positions the black community. that opinion. But times sioners; just knowing that Pare down the raw numbers of remains minimal in the county. change, and we must be you’re being all that you African-Americans in Knox County Perhaps the most powerful black can be is reward enough – ready to adapt. figure in county government in re- to those eligible and registered to We all want more effi- so help me. cent years was former Mayor Mike vote and you’re left with an even cient, less costly govern- contact: Ragsdale’s senior staffer Cynthia smaller pool of those who might Finch. Unfortunately, Finch’s be inclined to choose between two well-documented troubles, which equally-qualified candidates on the City Council to elect vice mayor recently culminated in two felo- basis of race. (Obviously, the sword ny convictions, make her a poor cuts both ways – some white voters The City Council will select its vice mayor during a choice as a role model for aspiring will choose the white candidate.) specially called meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, The results of Knox County’s young African-Americans. following the council’s regular workshop in the main 2010 mayoral race illuminate anassembly room of the city county building. Former County Commission chair “Tank” Strickland earned respect in other obstacle to the top for a miThe vice mayor position has been vacant since the resignation of former vice mayor Bob Becker. The the community, and former Com- nority candidate. In the Republicouncil will select one of its members to fill Becker’s missioner Diane Jordan was cer- can mayoral primary, candidates unexpired term. tainly a force to be reckoned with in Tim Burchett and Tim Hutchison her district. Were it not for the im- tallied 34,903 votes. Democratic Another purpose of the meeting is to fill the vacant position of term limits, both might candidates Ezra Maize and Michael council representative seat on the Knoxville TransporMcBath amassed 2,308 votes. still occupy a seat on commission. tation Authority Board of Commissioners.

Mark Padgett File photo A week after Lee made the request, the picture was still there. And finally, it would have been really prudent for Padgett not to have exploited the children in the first place. A few other names on Padgett’s list have drawn some attention, as well: Mike Arms, Mike Ragsdale, Bill Owen. Speaking of whom, sources say that Owen plans to get more involved in city politics than just giving money. The former state legislator has been soliciting support to make a run for an at-large seat on City Council.

Is the county ready for Brown’s vision?


This 15-to-1 disparity in party preference in the primary was likely skewed by the popularity of Burchett and is not an accurate indicator of party affiliation countywide. But the general election result, 85 percent for Burchett, 8 percent for Maize, tells a tale: if you want a realistic shot at a countywide office, an “R” next to your name on the ballot makes a difference. But Republicans are an endangered species in districts heavily populated by African-Americans. In the 2008 primary election for the 1st District County Commission seat, Democrats outpolled Republicans by a better than 6-to-1 margin, 3,925 to 614. In the general election, Sam McKenzie thrashed Albert Baah, the Republican candidate and also an African-American, 71 percent to 28 percent. The factors that determine success for countywide candidates are not likely to change soon. Republicans enjoy a sizeable advantage, and the majority of African-American voters poll Democratic. Arguably the most realistic path to the highest offices for minorities is one that could open them up to charges of cynicism or worse: if you aren’t a Republican, you certainly should sound like one. Perhaps most importantly, that indispensable factor in modern elections, cash and lots of it, comes to candidates with broad appeal. The political and demographic reality of Knox County being what it is, the road to high office is not an easy one for minorities. But Brown’s words recall George Bernard Shaw’s famous and very appropriate lines: “Some men see things as they are and say why; I dream things that never were and say why not.”



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Monty Howell: Professional educator Monty Howell, 61, held many jobs with Knox County Schools, and when he died suddenly on Jan. 23, he left many friends. Over time he taught science, served as president of the Knox County Education Association, moved to the central office as a science Monty Howell supervisor and most recently worked in human resources. He first taught at Gibbs Elementary and continued to live in Corryton. He was pastor of Harvest Community Church. His wife, Becky, was longtime librarian at Halls Middle School (now retired). They raised three wonderful daugh-

Sandra Clark ters: Jeni, married to Joe Hassell; Mandi, who married Aaron Taylor; and Courtney, married to Joe Lancaster. All live in Knoxville, and there are seven grandchildren. Scott Bacon, supervisor of business partnerships, was shocked to learn of Monty’s passing. He recalled a parent protest over something in the science curriculum back in the day. “The supervisors were Monty and Rodney Russell – both preachers.� Roy Mullins said he felt like he had lost a brother. “We go way back. Monty was my treasurer in 1968

when I ran for president (of the Tennessee Education Association).� They won. “He was an outstanding professional educator with a multitude of responsibilities.� Mr. Howell trained as a negotiator for the teachers’ association; then he became the school board’s chief negotiator when he became an administrator. Monty Howell earned the respect of his co-workers; no matter on which side of the table he sat. He will be missed.

gram. Proponents and opponents could speak at either meeting. A couple more issues are on the agenda: integrating TCAP scores into students’ grades; and plans to tie teacher pay to student achievement. Want to wager we draw 100 or more to talk about sex and zero parents to talk about academics?

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National PTA president Chuck Saylors will speak to the Knox County Council PTA Founders’ Day program, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at Cedar Bluff Elementary. Hot topics on agenda The public is invited. Info: The school board will meet Sandra Rowcliffe, 603-5851. at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the City County Building; a Kelley Academy preliminary workshop is set open house for 5 p.m. today (Jan. 31). Dr. Paul L. Kelley VolThe blogs are hopping with comments about the unteer Academy plans open system’s sex education pro- house from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. The new high school is on the upper level at Knoxville Center near JC Penney. Visitors can tour the school and learn about the program.

‘Bee’ing there Farragut Intermediate School principal Kay Wellons congratulates alternate Jessica Farr and spelling bee winner Will Thorley who will go to the 2011 News Sentinel Southern Appalachian Regional Spelling Bee Saturday, March 12. Photos by L. Furtner

Honoring Dr. King Episcopal School of Knoxville 3rd grader Ashton MayoBeavers and 4th grader Rosie Lambrecht walk in the Martin Luther King Jr. parade Jan. 17. This was the ninth year the school’s students and staff participated in the parade. Photo submitted

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Hardin Valley Academy wrestlers are put through the paces by new coach Jason Smith, a local chiropractor who wrestled at Carson-Newman. Photo by V. Fister

HVA starts wrestling program By Valorie Fister There’s a new coach in town. He already has a strong following and 10 young students ready to learn a new sport.

Hardin Valley Hawks His name is Jason Smith and his sport is wrestling. And the name of his game is to start students young in order to get them ready for serious high school competition. “We’re having a ball,� Smith said after an evening practice last week. “We’re going to grow a really strong program.� The program is geared towards boys in grades kindergarten through middle school. Smith’s son, Eli, 9, is the youngest member. Smith, a chiropractor with HealthSource Chiropractic already has a solid wrestling history. After he became a state champion as a high school wrestler, he continued on to wrestle at CarsonNewman College where he was a two-time qualifier for nationals. Now, as a Hardin Valley resident with kids enrolled


at Hardin Valley Academy, he’s ready to coach a program. “It’s a tough sport,� Smith told his team at the end of their practice. He also taught them visualization techniques, imagining themselves perfecting moves to prepare for a weekend wrestling meet. “I want you to picture it in your mind,� he said. “If you can picture it you can do it. I’m proud of you guys.� Red-faced and worn out from push ups, pin downs and learning new moves, rookie wrestlers said goodbye to their new mentor after practice and headed for the door. “I’m very impressed with Jason,� said Ken Moore, parent of seventh grade wrestler Nick Moore. Moore also has an older son, A.J. Moore, who wrestles at the high school level. “It’s a technical sport,� Moore said. “People don’t

realize. You have to think ahead.� “I am technical,� Smith said of his coaching style. “I want to teach them the stuff right.� Smith said he hopes to teach basic moves and techniques along with balance and position. He said wrestling lends well to other sports and opportunities to cross train. Smith explained that wrestling in this area isn’t as popular as it is in other parts of the state. He hopes that with time and his personal contributions to the sport, that will change. He also said the team to beat right now is Knoxville Catholic, which has an established program and a membership of more than 40 wrestlers. “As the word gets out, we’ll need more help,� he said of parent and student interest. “Next year. We’ll need help next year.�

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WEST SIDE SHOPPER-NEWS • JANUARY 31, 2011 • A-7 Pictured are Seymour/South Knoxville Chamber of Commerce member Autumn Galyon, Farragut Middle School student Anna Buckman, West Valley Middle School student Maya Subbanna, Farragut Middle School student Maddie Stephens and Seymour/South Knoxville Chamber of Commerce member Mike Brown. The Seymour/South Knoxville Chamber of Commerce presented a $100 check to each winner. Winners not pictured are Northwest Middle School students Olivia Killian and Kathryn Maley. Photos by L. Furtner

Character Counts! district essay winner and Farragut High School student Lydia Hu (center) with her mom, Hongzhi Li, and sister, Liana.

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Knox County schools language arts supervisor Jane Ailor and Knox County schools executive director of secondary instruction Ed Hedgepeth congratulate Farragut High School student Lydia Hu. Photos by L. Furtner

Character Counts! of Knoxville/Knox County (CC) presented their CC for Life essay contest awards for grades 6-12 at the Crowne Plaza last Tuesday. Students were asked to pick one of several sayings or maxims and write an essay as it relates to their life and the CC six “pillars” of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

Proof of a truth By Lorraine Furtner When one Farragut mom caught her young daughter in a fib she would always ask, “Do you think paper can wrap fire?”

Farragut Admirals In other words, your sin will find you – just ask Lydia Hu, sophomore at Farragut High School. It was her mother who instructed her about childhood fibbing. Lydia tackled that topic choosing the maxim “If you don’t want anyone to know, don’t do it,” for her topic in the Character Counts! for Life essay contest. Lydia was the school winner being the only entrant at FHS. The quality of the essay earned her a spot as one of five grade-level district winners announced at the Crowne Plaza on an. 25. The district winners were chosen from a pool of all grade-level school winners. The essays were not weighed on grammar but by how well the writers applied the chosen saying to their life in relation to the CC “pillars” of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Lydia chose the Chinese proverb and topic due to her personal connection to them. Her mom, Hongzhi Li, is Chinese and had been saying these things to Lydia her entire life. “Of course, she said it to me in Mandarin,” laughed Lydia. The CC maxim is longer in Chinese. The entire saying goes: If you don’t want anyone to know, don’t do it. If you don’t want them to hear, don’t say it. Lydia said it was a cliché

but also true. In her essay, she proposes the sayings’ truth is confirmed observing the lives of Bernard Madoff, former chair of the Nasdaq stock exchange; champion golfer Tiger Woods; and Chen Shui Bian, former president of Taiwan. These men “failed to heed the Chinese proverb. All of them are rich, famous and powerful … they also thought that they could cover up all that they have done. …” wrote Lydia. She wrote that when she applied the lesson of the proverb to her own life when she was younger, she experienced her mother’s trust and freedom as opposed to punishment and resentment. Those are astute observations in a hastily drafted essay. Lydia had only three days to write the paper because of the school’s posting of the contest and her tight schedule. She is doubling up on classes because she wants to be a doctor. If not a pediatrician, Lydia could follow in the footsteps of her mother and become a writer. Li has written for the People’s Daily newspaper and the Reader’s Digest in China. Whether Lydia pursues medicine or writing, her short-term goal is to be in the FHS marching band next year playing the flute. The band would be in addition to playing the piano, being an officer in HOSA (Heath Occupation Students of America), being in the National Junior Honor Society and the math club Mu Alpha Theta. If “responsibility” and “hard work” are interchangeable as one of the pillars in Character Counts!, then Lydia gets my vote for leading by personal example.

Lorraine Furtner

Martha Masterson, Knox County School’s elementary counselor coach, and Gene Crabtree presented certificates to the all grade level winners from each participating school. Students then waited like Oscar nominees to see if their name would be called as one of the five district winners in each grade level. District winners received a $100 check, gift card or U.S. Savings Bond from the grade level sponsors who included Knox County Schools, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, Clayton Family Foundation, UT Federal Credit Union, First Tennessee Foundation, Enrichment Federal Credit Union, Seymour/South

Character Counts! for Life essay contest district winners

West Valley Middle School ■ 8th grade, Maya Subbanna

Bearden High School

An award celebration for the Character Counts! for Life essay contest was held at the Crowne Plaza on Jan. 25. All school winners were given certificates and district winners received a $100 prize. Students chose a topical saying and wrote an essay on how that maxim applied to their life in accordance with the Character Counts! principles of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.

■ 10th grade, Lydia Hu

Farragut Middle School

Hardin Valley Academy

■ 8th grade, Anna Buckman and Maddie Stephens

■ 11th grade, Julianne McLeod

Knoxville Chamber of Commerce, Knoxville Post Office Credit Union, Knoxville News Sentinel and Pilot Travel Centers. Jack Neely, journalist, author and associate editor of the Metro Pulse, was the guest speaker. Through interesting historical stories, including one from his latest book, “Knoxville: This Obscure Prismatic City,” Neely encouraged kids to use their talents. He urged them to continue in entrepreneurial footsteps like one young Knoxville resident,

■ 9th grade, Kendall Bard, Mari Jasa, Zach Randall, Tru Powell and Ashley Whitaker; 11th grade, Sara Mae Hnilica; 12th grade, Mallory Uekman

Master of Ceremonies Marty Iroff announces Farragut Middle School student Anna Buckman as winner of a Character Counts! Award.

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Farragut Middle participating in Relay for Life

Adolph Ochs. Ochs began delivering newspapers during his youth and progressed to become publisher of a faltering newspaper in New York. With $250, Ochs became the publisher of the New York Times in 1896 and later established the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square. Master of ceremonies and former Knox County Schools employee Marty Iroff told students they each had potential to do something great. He said these youth are our future and

Lauren Byrd and Mark Taylor, teachers at Farragut Middle School, are club sponsors of the FMS Service League that will participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. Byrd said the club is a student volunteer, school improvement and community service club. It will sell Valentine singing grams for $2 to raise money for Relay for Life. The Anchor Choir and choral students will deliver songs during homeroom the morning of Valentine’s Day, Monday, Feb. 14.

Fashion design students excel By Joe Rector Karns High School celebrated the placement of two students in a national fashion design competition. Alondra Buchanan and Ashley Hardy both were named finalists in the Family Career and Community Leaders of America competition. They received the news after returning to school from Christmas break.

Karns Beavers Teacher Elizabeth Zoldessy says that only five students from across the nation were named as finalists. “To have two of the five come from Karns is an amazing feat. The school is proud of their accomplishments,” she said. Contestants were to design outfits that would be appropriate for FCCLA members

to wear at conferences and competitions. Zoldessy’s fashion design and merchandising students completed outfits as part of the course work. Alondra and Ashley submitted their rough fashion drawings for consideration. Ashley created an outfit that consisted of black slacks and a red shirt over a white undershirt. Alondra added a little flair to her design. The skirt was black with a gray top and with a white panel inserted in a front slit. The shirt was white with red borders and had a black collar and a matching black tie with red lines to complement the outfit. The initials FCCLA were placed on the collar and sash. Both girls were surprised by being named finalists. Alondra enjoyed the experience, and Ashley liked the chance to create her own style. They both said coming up with a unique

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design was difficult. Alondra is a senior who enjoys reading, writing and working with her art. She is a karate student and an aspiring media artist who wants to someday develop her own television show. Alondra is the daughter of Yolonda Garner

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CHURCH NOTES Special Services ■ The Cades program (Concord Adult Day Enrichment Services) of Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive, will host its monthly Caregivers’ Support Group 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in room 226. Refreshments will be served. Info: 675-2835. ■ Heska Amuna Synagogue, 3811 Kingston Pike, encourages everyone in the community to celebrate Mitzvah Day (Good Deed Day) 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, by participating in projects needed by the Knoxville Family Justice Center. Info: Knoxville Jewish Alliance, 690-6343. ■ Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike, will host Dr. William J. Carl III, president of the Pittsburgh Theological Conference 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11. Dr. Carl will present “Learning to be the Best Preacher You Can Be!” Free admission unless preregistered for a $5 lunch. Preregister by Friday, Feb. 4. Info: www. ■ Grace Covenant Baptist Church, 9956 Dutchtown Road, will host a Bible study with the Rev. Chris Edmonds as guest speaker 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16. A potluck lunch will follow. Info: 6910829. ■ Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike, will host GriefShare Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Get support from the group while recovering from a loss and rebuilding your life. Registration: Laura, 470-9800.

■ Journey Builders, a new group for young professionals, couples and singles, will meet 9:50 a.m. Sundays in room 133 at Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive. Info: Jennifer DeTar, 719-1626 or 966-6728, ext. 242. ■ Bearden UMC, 4407 Sutherland Ave., invites everyone to “Jubilee Praise and Worship” 6 p.m. every second Sunday in the fellowship center. Park in the back of the church and enter through the gym. Fellowship and a snack-supper follow the service. Info: www. ■ Two Rivers Church, 275 Harrison Lane, Lenoir City, will host “the Launch” 5-7 p.m. Sundays in the Fireside room. Come experience community and connect with others in a Growth group. Info: www.

Courses ■ First Baptist Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike, will host “The Family ID” workshop 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. The course will include a blend of instruction, fun and fellowship to help identify God’s purpose and values for each family attending. Cost is $40 per family. Info:

Women’s groups ■ Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive, will host a “Morning Moms” group 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday in room 296. Bible or book studies will be discussed relating to women’s lives in general. Child care is provided. Info: www.

Men’s groups ■ Concord Woodcarvers will meet the first and third Friday mornings of each month at Concord UMC, 11020 Roane Drive. Info: www.concordumc. com. ■ Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 800 Northshore Drive, will host “The Brotherhood of St. Andrew”


The whole book This is the disciple who is testifying to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true. But there are also many other things that Jesus did; if every one of them were written down, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. (John 21: 24-25 NRSV) I have been curious for a while now about whether in the years of writing this column I had touched on every book in the Bible. I knew that I had spent more time in the Gospels than anywhere else, that Genesis and its treasure-trove of family stories had been a favorite, that the Psalms were a frequent source of inspiration, and that Isaiah’s poetry had embedded itself in my thinking. I decided to do a survey of my writing. Now, I confess that, like Paul who couldn’t remember who he had baptized at a given church, I have not kept records as carefully as I intended to early on. 7-8 a.m. each Thursday for prayer and study. Info: www.

Youth ■ The WEE Preschool of First Baptist Concord, 11704 Kingston Pike, will have registration packets available for the 2011-2012 school year Tuesday, Feb. 1. Info: 966-6853 or 288-1629. ■ The WEE Preschool of First Baptist Concord’s Westlake campus, 9635 Westland Dr., will sing Valentine songs and give out Valentines to members of the Arbor Terrace retirement home 10:30 a.m. and Elmcroft Assisted Living 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9. ■ Rocky Hill Baptist Church, 7409 Northshore Drive, invites kids to the Word of Life Club on Sundays at 5:45 p.m. There will be games, Bible study and more. Info: www.

Cross Currents

Lynn Hutton Most of my columns are listed in order in a ledger book, with their assigned number, title, Scripture reference and date of publication. But technology (changing computers, and changing storage methods), a busy life and procrastination have interfered with a careful and consistent recording of this documentation. There are some gaps in my records. Someday, someday. …

So I sat down with my ledger book, and I discovered that I have done pretty well in delving into even the more obscure reaches of Holy Writ. I have written about, or used as an epigraph, texts from at least 61 of the 66 books of the Bible, one book of the Apocrypha, one of the non-canonical Gospel texts (the Gospel of Peter), and The Book of God, a rendition of the Bible as novel by Walter Wangerin. Not bad, considering I wasn’t consciously trying to cover the waterfront. Of the five books I appear to have missed (won’t know for sure until my ledger book is complete), four don’t surprise me terribly: Ezra, Titus, 3 John, and Jude. The fifth one, however, I can’t believe! Can it be true? How could I have ignored Jonah?!? These are omissions I will set about correcting in the

coming weeks. There is worth and value in all of the sacred writings. The church fathers who put together the canon selected these books because they had something to say that we need to hear and know. So, I will take my omissions in the order they stand in Scripture: 1. Ezra, where we will learn the roots of the feud between the Jews and the Samaritans. 2. Jonah, where we will learn the lengths to which God will go to get our attention, and what’s this about those people of Nineveh “who do not know their right hand from their left?” 3. Titus, where Paul offers advice to a young colleague who has been sent to administer the churches in Crete. 4. 3 John, the only one of John’s letters written to an individual, and 5. Jude, which in the New Revised Standard Version, was almost named something else. Next week: “Ezra, and Why I Hate My Neighbor.”


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The Appalachian Arts Crafts Center in Norris is looking for new members to sell their handmade arts and crafts in the gallery. Anyone interested should bring three samples of their work to the center before noon Thursday, Feb. 3. Submissions will be juried Tuesday, Feb. 8. There is a $25 fee per participant. Info: 494-9854 or visit

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GO! Contemporary Dance Works will present its world premiere of “The Barbarosa” 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Bijou Theatre. Tickets are $21.50 ($16.50 seniors and students, $26.50/$21.50 at the door). This show is appropriate for all ages. Info: or 539-2475.

■ First Farragut UMC, 12733 Kingston Pike, invites everyone to “Wednesday Night Live,” 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Enjoy a home-cooked meal with your family and have some fun and fellowship. A family of four can have dinner for only $22. Info: ■ Heska Amuna Synagogue, 3811 Kingston Pike, is collecting aluminum cans to recycle and purchase new energy-efficient lights for their upstairs hallway. Info:

‘The Barbarosa’

Romantic music from KSO The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will present romantic music from Broadway and Hollywood during the Clayton Valentine’s Pops Concert 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Civic Auditorium. Smash hits from “The Way We Were,” “Titanic” and “Mama Mia” will be included along with works by George Gershwin and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Tickets start at $34. Tickets: 291-3310, 656-4444 or



High school hoops in the homestretch By Greg Householder As teams play makeup games, all are entering the homestretch. With two weeks remaining, jockeying for district tournament seeding makes each game an important one. In girls action Jan. 20: Anderson County downed Central 63-44, Hardin Valley Academy topped Lenoir City 5142 in nondistrict play and Catholic fell to William Blount 49-41. In boys play Jan. 20: Central fell to Anderson County 63-64, Hardin Valley Academy lost to Lenoir City 63-58 and Catholic edged William Blount 71-69. In girls action Jan. 21: West beat Bearden 53-38, Farragut rolled over Catholic 57-29, Karns fell to Oak Ridge 85-52, CAK topped Stone Memorial 69-57, Halls beat Gibbs 74-25, Hardin Valley Academy lost to Campbell County 40-37 and Powell topped Clinton 48-41. In boys play Jan 21: Halls beat Gibbs 45-35, Bearden edged West 59-56, HVA fell to Campbell County 75-73, Farragut beat Catholic 73-59, Karns fell to Oak Ridge 82-68, CAK lost to Stone Memorial 61-53 and Powell fell to Clinton 38-35. On Jan. 22, the Webb girls knocked off St. Cecelia 52-26 and the CAK girls fell to Bearden’s Rico White (1) extends over Jayjuan Elizabethton 80-49. The CAK boys beat Mitchell (23) and Carson Brooks (10) to find the Elizabethton 73-63. board and the basket on Jan. 21. Photo by J. Acuff Last Monday, the Karns girls rolled downed HVA 37-35, Central lost to Oak Ridge over South-Doyle 96-64 and the HVA girls beat Clinton 56-42. The Karns boys beat 68-34, Bearden lost to Heritage 50-40 and South-Doyle 70-54 and the HVA boys fell to Powell fell to Campbell County 65-48. Clinton 60-58. In boys play last Tuesday: Webb fell to AusIn girls play last Tuesday: Fulton beat tin-East 58-45, West beat Lenoir City 68-61, Gibbs 61-39, CAK downed Scott 68-51, Catho- Karns downed Anderson County 63-58, Gibbs lic fell to Maryville 43-34, Webb mauled Aus- lost to Fulton 73-46, Farragut beat William tin-East 67-18, West rolled over Lenoir City Blount 68-44, HVA beat Halls 75-68, Bearden 47-26, Karns fell to Anderson County 53-42, rolled over Heritage 84-43 and Powell beat Farragut beat William Blount 60-45, Halls Campbell County 65-58.

SPORTS NOTES ■ Two or three players needed to complete spring roster for 11u and 12u Naturals team. Info: E-mail cardinal22899@ or call 742-9911. ■ Three players needed to fill Cherokee 11U team’s spring roster. Will be playing in the Knoxville area with the possibility of two out of town tournaments. Info: Rex, 765-0306.

Catching camp Diamond Catching Camp will be held 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, for ages 9-14. Info: 288-3624 or visit www.

Junior Hawks meeting and registration Hardin Valley Junior Hawks AAU basketball club parent meetings and player registrations are scheduled 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, and Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Hardin Valley Academy multipurpose room C-117. Info:

Youth football CYF football based at Christian Academy of Knoxville has open registration for 7- and 9-year-old tackle football teams. Rosters will be closed when full. Info: Jeff Taylor, 765-2119.

Local charity honors a friend By Travis Cabage On Feb. 4, the Bearden Bulldogs will head to the Farragut Admirals gymnasium to renew their storied and heated rivalry. The teams will pause for a moment before the boys game tip-off to remember and celebrate the life of Jim Elliott by retiring his jersey in the arena he played in. Elliott was a McDonald’s All-American and an All-State basketball player in 1980 for the Admirals. Sadly, he lost his battle with cancer last summer. The ceremony and the following reception are being sponsored by Kidz Team. “It’s just a bunch of his friends getting together and saying he was a great guy and a great ballplayer,” said Bryan D. Butler II, founder of Kidz Team. “We thought we should do something to recognize him.” Kidz Team is a local nonprofit organization that offers assistance to families of newly-diagnosed cancer patients at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The organization took its name from the team

of medical professionals who cares for the children. Kidz Team, which was started in the summer of 2006, provides families with items ranging from toiletries to gift cards for local restaurants. According to Butler, Elliot played a vital role in getting donations for the charity. In lieu of flowers, his family requested that those who wanted to pay tribute to Elliott make donations to the nonprofit. Before the ceremony a small reception will be held with family, friends and those involved with Kidz Team. Dr. Bob Overholt will serve as master of ceremonies. Choosing to do the ceremony at the Bearden-Farragut game was a simple decision for Butler. “They’ve been rivals for years,” he said. “We’ve noticed that when we all graduated, we went from being rivals to being friends.” The reception is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will tip-off shortly after. More information on Kidz Team is available at or by calling 368-0899.

Bill Battle’s defining games A few days from now the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame will induct Bill Battle based on lifetime achievement. I can’t think of anyone more deserving. Bill grew up as a good son of good parents in Birmingham. He was a good tight end on Paul Bryant’s first Alabama championship team. He was a good husband and father and a good student of football under Bud Wilkinson at Oklahoma, a good assistant to Paul Dietzel at West Point and even better under Doug Dickey at Tennessee. He had so much charisma and potential, Bob Woodruff named him head coach of the Volunteers in 1970. Battle was 28. Ah yes, I remember it well. Dickey’s resignation caught the university administration somewhat by surprise. Dr. Andy Holt, president, and Tom Elam, trustee, thought it might be a good idea to hire John Majors as replacement. On second thought, it was decided to give the athletic director a free hand. Dickey’s success had enhanced Woodruff’s credibility. He spent some in promoting the young assistant. There were raised eyebrows but nobody fainted. Dr. Holt, recalling a previous era, did ask Battle if he was a drinker. Bill scored 98 on the pop quiz with “not often and not much.” Battle got off to an excellent start, 36-5 through his first three and a half seasons. He was obviously one sharp cookie. Surprisingly, the

Battle, a man of class, hon28 lead but showing definite ning of the end of his coachtendencies of not being able ing career. Indeed, it was the esty, character, dignity, kindto hem up the Bulldogs. Bat- definitive game. ness and generosity, had a tle called for a fake punt and better than 59-22-2 record in A kick return and home of bowl festivities but the Vols run right – if the defensive loss to North Texas State in business with the trend going seized the spotlight at kickoff alignment was so favorable as 1975 was devastating. The up instead of down. It seemed and delivered a stunning 24-0 to make the first down almost conclusion of that season was that his decisions led to solid first quarter. Scott was MVP. Marvin Air Force crashed with minus automatic. a home loss to Vanderbilt. gold. Battle Enterprises beIt wasn’t and the coach saw The beginning of Battle’s final came Collegiate Licensing West 12 rushing. This may have the problem and was yelling and earned millions for colbeen the best day of Battle’s campaign was a 21-18 home “Kick it, kick it” when the ball leges and the former coach. time with Tennessee. loss to Duke. Coaching changwas snapped to fullback Steve The company, now owned Key game in Bill’s second es are rooted in such trends. Chancey instead of punter by ING, represents some 200 Bill’s definition of class schools plus conferences, bright highlights of his coach- season was Tennessee 31, Neil Clabo. Chancey was ing career came in his first Penn State 11. This was Bobby tackled in his tracks. Georgia was one of the all-time great bowls and the NCAA. season, third and fourth Sat- Majors’ day of punt returns. took possession and scored exit lines: “Class is when they Bill and Eugenia’s son, Pat, urdays in October and in the Vol defense shocked Lydell the winning touchdown with run you out of town and make is president. Mitchell, Franco Harris, John Sugar Bowl. a minute to spare. Much later, you look like you’re leading Marvin West invites reader reaction. His Tennessee intercepted a Huffnagel. Battle said this was the begin- the parade.” address is Tennessee was in the proschool-record eight passes and slugged sagging Alabama 24- cess of losing to Arkansas 0. Tim Priest picked three. It in the Liberty Bowl when a was the first shutout of a Bry- minor miracle occurred. The ant team in 115 games. Rival Razorbacks fumbled and apcoaches, teacher and student, parently recovered but an ofshook hands and hugged. It ficial signaled Vol ball. Carl was a memorable occasion. It Witherspoon somehow came up with it. Curt Watson’s happened only once. A week later, it was Dick- 17-yard TD run helped imey who took it on the chin. mensely. UT won 14-13. Battle was very shrewd to His Florida inheritance was flawed. It directed him back acquire the services of Coninto Neyland Stadium, a dredge Holloway. The coach Make your New Year’s Resolution deathtrap for his Gators. Bob- was really smart in the 1973 by Scott punished the Florida Auburn game. The Vols went something to about! secondary, 21 completions up 13-0 in the first half. Soon for 385 yards and two touch- thereafter another flood of “Setting a goal to improve your dental health can downs. Gator quarterback Biblical proportions fell on improve your overall health too.” John Reaves threw for two much of mankind and all of touchdowns – for Tennessee. Neyland Stadium. Tennessee, Conrad Graham and Jackie choosing not to piddle around Walker returned intercep- with a wet football, punted to the other end of the pond, tions to the checkerboards. Rival coaches, mentor several times on first down. Some defining games were and aide, shook hands and , P.L.L.C hugged. Battle was buoyed. not as much fun. The Vols He had one fine football found inventive ways to lose James R. Williams, D.M.D. team, maybe good enough to five in a row to Alabama. An 10641 Deerbrook Drive, Knoxville unexpected loss to Georgia run the table. The third highlight hap- left a larger scar. It was fourth and two at the pened in New Orleans. Generals and jets and undefeated Tennessee 28 with 2:27 to go, Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry with a gentle touch Air Force dominated a week the Vols hanging on to a 31-

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What’s your risk for heart disease? The American Heart Association (AHA) has identiďŹ ed several risk factors for heart disease. Some of them can be modiďŹ ed, treated or controlled, and some can’t.

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Top-ranked care is the heart of the matter at Parkwest The Heart Hospital at Parkwest Medical Center is a heartbeat ahead in cardiovascular services. Named eight times as one of the nation’s top 100 cardiovascular hospitals, it offers a full cardiovascular service line that includes coronary bypass surgery, diagnostic and interventional cardiac procedures. “Parkwest has a proven track record of fewer complications, better outcomes and higher survival rates compared to other facilities,� said Parkwest CAO Rick Lassiter. “When patients come here for heart care, they can expect medical expertise and excellent care from our physicians and staff.� The team of experienced physicians oversees a complete continuum of heart care from prevention efforts (education, exercise programs, diet and stress management) to early detection, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, using the most complete and advanced range of technologies and healing protocols available in East Tennessee. They are:

John D. Arnett, MD Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee N Medical School: Meharry Medical College N Residency: Erlanger College of Medicine N Fellowship: Louisiana State University – Cardiology, Electrophysiology N Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Robert M. Belt, MD Heart Rhythm Specialists of East Tennessee N Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch N Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch N Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

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Gregory V. Brewer, MD N Medical School: University of Texas N Residency: Loma Linda University Medical Center N Fellowship: Loma Linda University Medical Center N Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Emily A. Diltz, MD Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee N N N N

Medical School: Tufts University Residency: University of Michigan Fellowship: University of Michigan Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Robert E. Gentry, MD Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee N N N N

Medical School: Duke University Residency: Vanderbilt University Fellowship: Vanderbilt University Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

J. Rod Gimbel, MD Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee N Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine N Residency: New York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital N Fellowship: The Cleveland Clinic N Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

J. Michael Harper, MD Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee N Medical School: University of North Carolina N Residency: Medical University of South Carolina N Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina N Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

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Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee N Medical School: Creighton University N Residency: Creighton University N Fellowship: Creighton University N Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Robert P. Martyn, MD Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee N Medical School: Michigan State University N Residency: Michigan State University N Fellowship: Sinai Hospital of Detroit N Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology

Naresh Mistry, MD Knoxville Heart Center, PC N Medical School: Government Medical College N Residency: St. Barnabas Hospital; Cornell Affiliated Program, New York N Fellowship: Mount Sinai Hospital, New York Medical College N Board Certification: Internal Medicine

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These controllable risk factors affect your risk of heart disease, stroke and metabolic syndrome:  Smoking  High blood pressure  High blood cholesterol  Diabetes  Being overweight or obese  Physical inactivity The more risk factors you have, the greater your chance of developing coronary heart disease. Also, the greater the level of each risk factor, the greater the risk. For example, a person with a total cholesterol of 300 mg/dL has a greater risk than someone with a total cholesterol of 245 mg/dL, even though everyone with a total cholesterol greater than 240 is considered high-risk. Assess your risk of having a heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease in the next 10 years with the Heart Attack Risk Calculator available on the AHA website at Source: The American Heart Association

Eat your way to a healthier heart Feeding your heart well is a powerful way to reduce or even eliminate some risk factors for heart disease. Parkwest experts say that adopting a heart-healthy nutrition strategy can help reduce total and LDL cholesterol (the “badâ€? cholesterol), lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar and reduce body weight. While most dietary plans just tell you what you CAN’T eat (usually your favorite foods!), the most powerful nutrition strategy helps you focus on what you CAN eat. In fact, heart disease research has shown that adding heart-healthy foods is just as important as cutting back on others. Here are nine nutrition strategies to reduce your risk of heart disease: 1. Eat more ďŹ sh. Fish is a good source of protein and other nutrients. It also contains omega-3 fatty acids, which may help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. 2. Eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes. These beautiful and delicious wonders of nature may be one of the most powerful strategies in ďŹ ghting heart disease. 3. Choose fat calories wisely. 4. Limit total fat grams. 5. Eat a bare minimum of saturated fats and trans fats. (For example, fats found in butter, margarine, salad dressing, fried foods, snack foods, sweets and desserts). 6. When you use added fat, use fats high in monounsaturated fats. (For example, fats found in olive and peanut oil).

7. Eat a variety – and just the right amount – of protein-rich foods. Commonly eaten protein foods (meat, dairy products) are among the main culprits in increasing heart disease risk. Reduce this nutritional risk factor by balancing animal, ďŹ sh and vegetable sources of protein. 8. Limit cholesterol consumption. Dietary cholesterol can raise blood cholesterol levels, especially in high-risk people. Limiting dietary cholesterol has an added bonus: You’ll also cut out saturated fat, as cholesterol and saturated fat are usually found in the same foods. Get energy by eating complex carbohydrates (whole-wheat pasta, sweet potatoes, wholegrain breads) and limit simple carbohydrates (regular soft drinks, sugar, sweets). If you have high cholesterol, these simple carbohydrates exacerbate the condition and may increase your risk for heart disease. 9. Feed your body regularly. Skipping meals often leads to overeating. Eating ďŹ ve to six mini-meals is the best way to control blood sugars, burn fat calories more efďŹ ciently and regulate cholesterol levels.



Spay Day in America According to Young-Williams Animal Center’s website, on average, a cat can give birth to 18 kittens each year and a dog can give birth to 20 puppies each year. When you consider how many homeless animals there are in this country that aren’t spayed or neutered, the result is a very, very large and very fastgrowing animal population. Tuesday, Feb. 22, is national Spay Day. If you are interested in making a difference and helping an animal in some way, consider making a monetary donation to a local shelter or low-cost spay and neuter clinic to help control the animal population. One local organization making a difference is Ani-

HEALTH NOTES ■ “Balancing Hormones Naturally: A Holistic Approach to Women’s Hormone-Related Health Concerns” will be held noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Cedar Bluff public library, 9045 Cross Park Dr. Information will be given regarding natural alternatives for problems related to hormone imbalances and menopause. To register: 659-2733. Sponsored by The Foundation for Wellness Professionals. ■ The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon’s Wellness Luncheon will be held noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at Radio Systems Corporation, 10424 Electric Ave. Area employers interested in learning more about promoting fitness in the workplace are invited to attend. Admission is free and a light lunch will be served. ■ Belly Dancing Class will be held 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fridays at the YWCA’s Club W, 420 West Clinch Ave. Info: 523-6126 or visit ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and

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Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee (formerly the Wellness Community), 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or ■ Chronic Pain and Depression support group meets noon to 1:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at Faith Promise Church off Pellissippi Parkway. Info: Paula, 945-3810, or 748-1407. ■ Fibromyalgia screenings are held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Fibromyaligia Clinic located at Total Rehab Physical Therapy. Also support group meetings and several classes are held on the third Wednesday of each month. No charge. Info: 548-1086. ■ Grief support groups at Fort Sanders Sevier Hospital at 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Covenant Home Care Knoxville office and 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Covenant

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Scruffy has been spayed and is ready to be adopted, thanks to Animal Works and their generous contributors. Photo courtesy of Animal Works

potentially prevent the birth and completely unnecessary death of 20 homeless puppies this year, you will be a hero to many if you choose to help. Info: or

Home Care Oak Ridge office. Registration is required. Info or to register: 541-4500. ■ Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. the third Monday every month at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 218-7081. ■ Stop Smoking: 215-QUIT (7848) is a program of the Knox County Health Department. The hotline is answered 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. ■ Support group meeting for family members or caregivers of an adult with a mental illness is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Cherokee Health Systems, 2018 Western Ave. Info: Rebecca Gill, 602-7807 or www. ■ UT Hospice conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with its program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: 544-6277 or 544-6279. ■ 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


to your life! Spice is a 4-year-old 4-yeaar-olld b black lackk TTenneessee enneessee W Walking allking H Horse gelding. He stands about 15h tall. Spice has been at Horse Haven since July of last year and would really like to find a home soon! He is a friendly boy, stands well for grooming and the farrier. He takes baths and is well started under saddle. Spice is very mature for his age and very laid back; does not spook.

Call Horse Haven if you are interested in meeting Spice at 609-4030. Horse Haven of Tennessee’s facility is located at 2417 Reagan Road in Knoxville. (Barn is directly behind the Free Will Baptist Church on Hardin Valley Rd.) Donations will be accepted to help HHT in its mission to care for abused and neglected equine. P.O. Box 22841 • Knoxville, TN 37933

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Ribbon cutting for supportive housing The Helen Ross McNabb Center will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, to celebrate the completion of permanent, supportive housing for homeless singleparent families with mental health disabilities. The newly constructed eight-unit apartments are located at 1125 Baker Ave. in Knoxville. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett is scheduled to speak at the ribbon cutting. Info: www. or call 637-9711.

every month in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or to reserve a spot: 544-6277.

‘Wear and Share’ for Goodwill Goodwill IndustriesKnoxville Inc. and local dry cleaners are bringing Goodwill’s 20th annual Project Wear and Share to the Knoxville community throughout February. This event provides community members with the opportunity to donate gently used materials such as clothing and linens at dry cleaning establishments throughout Knoxville. Following a complimentary cleaning service, donated materials will be sold at one of Goodwill’s 22 area retail shops. Check your local dry cleaner to if they’re participating. All proceeds benefit Goodwill and its efforts in vocational training and employment opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment. Info: 588-8567 or

Young-Williams Animal Center team member Bobbi H. enjoys a few moments with Barlow, a 2-year-old male American Pit Bull Terrier mix. Barlow adores people and has a friendly interest in other dogs. Terriers are busy and bright and Barlow will do best in a home that gives him gentle structure and guidance, and gives him tasks to accomplish such as learning basic obedience. His big ears and big heart make him a delight. He is currently available for adoption at Young-Williams Animal Village, 6400 Kingston Pike, open daily from noon to 6 p.m. See all of Young-Williams Animal Center’s adoptable animals at

Art Market Gallery in February Art Market Gallery of Knoxville, 422 South Gay St., will exhibit jewelry by featured member artist Kristine Taylor and “Reelin’ in Red,” a showing of Valentine and love-themed artworks in various media Tuesday, Feb. 1, through Sunday, Feb. 27. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Info: 525-5265 or

AARP driver safety class For registration info about this and all other AARP driver safety classes, call Barbara Manis, 9225648. ■ Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 2-3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oak Ridge Senior Center, 728 Emery Valley Road, Oak Ridge. ■ Thursday, Feb. 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Blount Memorial Health Center, 220 Associates Blvd., Alcoa. ■ Monday and Tuesday,

Feb. 7-8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, 9132 Kingston Pike. ■ Thursday and Friday, Feb. 17-18, noon to 4 p.m., Halls Senior Center, 4410 Crippen Road. ■ Thursday and Friday, Feb. 17-18, noon to 4 p.m., Sevier County Senior Center, 1220 W. Main St., Sevierville. ■ Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 21-22, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Church Street United Methodist Church, 900 Church St.


Heart Wise offers screening COMMUNITY CLUBS and education ■ The Council of West Knox County Homeowners Inc. will meet


The University of Tennessee Medical Center will host the third annual Heart Wise 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at UT Medical Center’s Heart Lung Vascular Institute. There will be free or deeply discounted health screenings as well as several free health education talks and programs related to heart, lung and vascular disease. The health talks and programs are open to everyone, and people age 50 and over or with a family history of heart disease are encouraged to participate in the health screenings, which include: ■ Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) screening, no charge. ■ Comprehensive cardiovascular risk assessment including diagnostic testing, ultrasound evaluation and EKG. Cost is $20. Fasting is required for this screening. ■ Cardiac calcium scoring, utilizing the non-invasive 64-slice CT scanner. Cost is $99.

Foothills Community Players will present Neil Simon’s “Rumors” Friday through Sunday, Feb. 4-6, and Friday through Sunday, Feb. 10-12, at the Haslam Family Flexible Theatre at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville. This performance contains mature language and adult humor and is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $17.50 ($15.50 students). Info: www. or 712-6428.

Space is limited for each of these screenings and advance registration is required: 3056970 or 1-877-UT-CARES (1877-882-2737). No registration is required for the health education programs scheduled during the event. These programs include: ■ Grocery Shopping Tips for a Healthy Heart, 9 a.m. ■ Sleep Disorders and the Effect on the Heart, 10 a.m. ■ What to do if You are Having a Heart Attack, 11 a.m. ■ Healthy cooking demonstration by the UT Medical Center Healthy Living Kitchen, sponsored by Food City, 12:30 p.m. Other recurring or continuous educational opportunities during Heart Wise include diabetes and stroke education, Ask-a-Doc, Know Your Numbers (for heart health), nutrition education, healthy option food label reading and understanding Type II diabetes. Free parking will be available. Info: www.

Gardening workshop A Cold Weather Gardening Workshop will be held noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at CAC Beardsley Community Farm, 1719 Reynolds St. The workshop will feature cold frames built with salvaged windows and will give gardeners some tips for extending the growing season. Admission is free although a $5 donation is suggested. To register: Khann Chov, 556-2299 or Liz Moniz, 546-8446 or e-mail Info: or


■ Knoxville Writers’ Guild will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Laurel Theater. Guest speaker, author and playwright Pamela Schoenewaldt will discuss her new novel “When We Were Strangers.” A $1 donation will be requested at the door. Info: www. ■ The Harvey Broome Group/Sierra Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church on Kingston Pike. Guest Speaker will be Don Barger of the National Parks Conservation Association. ■ East Tennessee Clean Fuels will meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at the Copper Cellar on Cumberland Avenue. Anyone interested in using alternative fuels and decreasing oil consumption is encouraged to attend. Info:


Silent film The silent film “The Eagle” starring Rudolph Valentino will be shown 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Tennessee Theatre with Wurlitzer organ accompaniment. Directed by Clarence Brown. Tickets are $8 ($6 for children and seniors). Info: 684-1200.

Harp concert

■ The Knox Council of Regents of the Daughters of the American Revolution will host its annual George Washington Birthday Luncheon noon Saturday, Feb. 19, at Rothchild Cathering. Guest speaker will be state regent Linda Jones from Sevierville. Info: Linda Carey, 690-3239.

Blount County public library, 508 N. Cusick St., will present “Harp Ensemble Concert” 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, in the reading rotunda. Admission is free. Info: 982-0981.

■ Knoxville Writers’ Guild will sponsor a workshop 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Redeemer Church of Knoxville, 1642 Highland Ave. Guest speaker Dale Mackey of Community Television will conduct the workshop, “Social Media for Writers.” Admission is $15 for members, $20 nonmembers. Info: Terry Shaw, 963-7633 or

Three-time USA National Guitar Champion Steve Kaufman will teach an all-level mandolin workshop Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12, at Mainstay Suites, 361 Fountain View Circle, and an all-level flatpicking workshop Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-19, at the Townsend Visitors Center. RSVP to JoEllen, 982-3080 or e-mail

■ West Knox Lions Club meets 7 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month at Shoney’s on Lovell Road. ■ Families Anonymous will meet each Tuesday from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at Peninsula Lighthouse building 2, 6800 Baum Drive. The group gives support to families with members experiencing substance or behavioral issues. Info: Barbara, 696-6606. ■ Optimist Club of Knoxville will meet at noon each Friday for lunch at the Foundry, 747 World’s Fair Park Drive. Info: www. ■ Knoxville Bipolar Disorder Support Group will meet 10 a.m. each Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church on Kingston Pike. All items discussed during the meeting are completely confidential. ■ First Friday Knoxville Networking Organization will meet 8 p.m. every first Friday, at the Sobu Lounge, 6213 Kingston Pike. Come for networking, business card exchange and door prizes. Info: or 615-944-1388.

Guitar class

‘Songs in Paint’ Fountain City Art Center, 213 Hotel Ave., will host “Songs in Paint” a collection of works by Kate and Roy McCullough through Friday, Feb. 18. Also featuring an exhibit by Knox County School students. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday. Info: 357-2787 or www.

Contra Dancers The Knoxville Contra Dancers meet at 8 p.m. for dancing to live acoustic music every Monday at the Laurel Theater near UT. No experience or partner required. Admission is $7. Info: 386-6627 or

21 Condos- Townhouses 42 Apts - Furnished 72 Houses - Unfurnished 74 Condo Rentals 76 Business For Sale 131 Dogs 141 Free Pets 145 Motorcycles 238 Domestic 265 Cedar Bluff Palisades 2 BR Units GERMAN Shepherd FREE PLAYFUL & HD ELECTRA Glide BUICK Riviera 1995, INDUSTRIAL Sequoyah Square WALBROOK STUDIOS AVAIL: Area, 4BR, 2 1/2 BA, near Bearden Hi, pool, Puppies, AKC, $250 affectionate indoor Classic 2000, like new, 102k mi, 2 dr, all 25 1-3 60 7 2 bedroom, 2 bath, MACHINE SHOP lg. family room, tennis. No Pets. $700-$750 each. Clinton Tabby & Siamese (M, Screaming Eagle opts, NICE! $3295. $123,000 $130 weekly. Discount

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7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar Bluff Road. Guest speaker will be Knox County Law Director Joe Jarret who will address issues he raised previously, including the definition of “family.” Info: Debra Van Meter, 690-1414 or e-mail



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CLAXTON-Powell 3 BR 2BA, 1200SF NO pets Carport. Convenient. $650. 865-748-3644 POWELL, 2 BR, 2 BA, kitchen appls. FARRAGUT, 4 BR furn., 1 car gar., no bsmt rancher, 3 BA, pets. (865) 389-0737 rec rm, fenced yd, $1,325. 865-388-0610 Townhouse For Rent HALLS. 4 BR, 2 1/2 2 Sty townhouse, Halls BA, frpl, pool, area, 2 Lg. BRs, 1.5 BAs, fenced yard, garage, kitchen appliances incl. $1200 mo. 910-372-2375 W/D connect., no pets, KNX722871 $550 per mo. + $500 NW, 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 car damage dep. req., & 1 yr lease. 865-254-9552 gar., storage bldg, priv. fenced backyard, WEST TOWN/CEDAR $900/mo. 865-755-4218 BLUFF AREA, 1 NW, RENT to own, 1/2 story, 3BR, 3BA, lovely 3 br, 1500 sf, 2 car gar., just re$825/mo. Dn pmt asst decorated in well avail. 865-745-9765 kept subd. $1300 ***Web ID# 719681*** mo. Lease, DD & refs. 865-405-5908. POWELL AREA ***Web ID# 705987*** very nice 4BR, 2BA Dogs 141 Rancher, $995 + dep. Call 865-237-4605. Manf’d Homes - Sale 85 American Bulldog pups, ***Web ID# 718662*** ch. bldlns, 9 wks, triple reg, vet chkd, $450/ POWELL, NICE 3 BR 3BR, 2BA Singlewide ea. 423-736-7217 Owner financing. on acre lot, 1 1/2 ***Web ID# 720531*** BA, appls., $545/mo. Karns area, $588 mo. 865-250-4205 for info. 938-1653 Aussie puppies, 4 red tri males, $150. Call I BUY OLDER SMALL Cozy 3BR, 423-337-7902 or 423MOBILE HOMES. 1BA house on 4 1/2 404-3547 acres near 402 exit, 1990 up, any size OK. ***Web ID# 719219*** 865-384-5643 I-40., mtn. views. $650 mo. 865-414-1717. Australian Shepherd ***Web ID# 719388*** AKC, loyal Manf’d Homes - Rent 86 Pups, social, healthy, $350SOUTH, 3 BR 2 BA $450. 931-808-6541 cent. H&A, fenced, 3BR, 2BA single wide, KNX722259 convenient $650/mo. in country, on priv. 573-6536, 363-6425 lot. $480 mo. $450 Australian Shepherds, DD, ref req. No pets, Mini/Toy pups, NKC Straw Plains. Adorable 865-995-2815 or 582-5411. reg. 1 blk/tri M, 1 studio cabin on priv. KNX722974 blue merle F, $500. 1 ac park-like setting. 865-463-2529 Extra amenities. Perfect for nature lover. $600 Trucking Opportunities 106 Boston Terrier Puppies, mo. 760-443-0125 2 F, 2 M, 7 wks, KNX722765 purebred, no papers, DRIVERS: Teams. CDL$200 ea. 423-907-2507 WEST, 3 BR, 2 ba, A 1-yr exp. Exc Pay porch, deck, fncd /Benefits/ Home-Time. CAVALIER KING yard, comm. pool. Dedicated for Ander- CHARLES SPANIELS, $1100/mo + sec dep. sonville. No-Touch. M&F, $500-$700, No smoke, 865-216-7585 Apply: Carter-Express. CKC, 3 colors. 865-216-5770. KNX721946 com 800-738-7705, KNX722010 ext 1286 WEST 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA, CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. lg den w/frpl, sunShots & wormed. room, 2 car gar., General 109 $150. Also young adults wooded lot $1300 865-992-7630 mo. + dep. 300-1699 Outgoing, positive DACHSHUNDS/MINI Drivers Wanted. 8 wks, S&W Condo Rentals 76 Must be 21 or older with CKC, $250. Call 865-748-2268 a valid license, and able or 865-679-8169. MOVE IN SPECIAL to lift 35lbs. Call today to ***Web ID# 719698*** 2 & 3 BR Condos start making $500-$1000 Halls area. 2 full BAs, a week. Call between ENGLISH MASTIFF microwave, DW, dispuppies, AKC reg, posal, laundry rm. $675 the hours of 10 am and fawn & brindle. $550 6 pm. 865/455-1365 or Call 423-479-2786 & $900. 865-680-8496. 423/723-9716 KNX721797 KNX721678


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1-car garage (1,028 SF) $124,900 2-car garage (1,204 SF) $137,900

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Branch Office Administrator Edward Jones is a financial services firm focused on meeting the needs of individual investors. Our Knoxville, TN branch office has an opening for an administrative assistant. Excellent organization, communication skills, and the ability to work independently are required to perform administrative, marketing, and client service responsibilities. We offer competitive benefits and a comprehensive on-line training program.

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Eldorado Autos Wanted 253 CADILLAC ESC 2000, 4.6L, V8, APPROX. 75 ACRES, 86K mi. $5,950. Call A BETTER CASH West Knox Co. for lease. 865-522-9835. Creek on property. 865- OFFER for junk cars, ***Web ID# 720665*** 966-5536 -- 865-789-6835 trucks, vans, running or not. 865-456-3500 Chevy Impala LT 2008, PREMIUM BER40k mi, all pwr, remote MUDA HAY Sq. start, XM Onstar, as bales, mixed grass Utility Trailers 255 new, $8850. 522-4133 sq. bales. 423-5067203; 423-334-9746 18', 2010 ALUMA FORD MUSTANG GT 1996, red convertiOpen car hauler. REGISTERED ANble. 5 sp. 93k mi. Model 8218, $6,500/ GUS BULLS from 12$6000. 423-836-3892 obo. 865-604-4657 16 mo. old. 865-983- ***Web ***Web ID# 719430*** ID# 720666*** 9681 or 865-755-2030 FORD TAURUS SE 30k mi, all pwr, Trucks 257 2004, CD chngr, alloys, Orchard Grass/ $5250. 865-522-4133 Timothy Hay. No rain. DODGE DAKOTA, Good horse hay. $4. 1993, 175k miles, 865-607-5880. No anstraight shift, $1200. Cleaning 318 865-523-5456; 254-0266 HAVANESE PUPS, swer leave message. AKC, home raised, 262-993-0460; noahs Machinery-Equip. 193 DODGE RAM 2500,  2003 Laramie, quad CLEAN FOR YOU, ETC. cab. 63k mi, loaded, Housework, errands, KNX722675 new tires, 5th whl GMC Dump truck 1986, cooking. 30 years exp, hitch avail. $15,500. 70 series, 10' bed, great references. LAB PUPS, 9 mos, 423-351-3090 great cond. $5200. Cheaper prices! AKC, blk, parents 865-922-2999; 679-1421 ***Web ID# 720455*** 524-0475 or 237-4934 on site. Price nego. Would prefer to sell ***Web ID# 719577***  NISSAN FRONTIER pairs. 865-771-5486 LE 2005, king cab, KNX722587 ONE ROOM AT, cap, 62K mi, TV/Electronics 197 V6, AT A TIME $14,000. 865-379-7229 Lab Pups, blk & choc., Int/ext, wallpaper champ. bldlne, AKC 42" PLASMA HD TV ***Web ID# 719264*** removal, faux finreg., 5 wks, parents with stand, $400. ishes. 15 yrs exp, refs on site. 865-254-6165 VERY NICE!!! 4 Wheel Drive 258 avail. Call Sue at 689KNX722434 865-256-9915 7405 or Cathy 947-5688. MASTIFF PUPPY, 9 CHEV. Silverado LS mo old, Neapolitan, Household Furn. 204 crew cab 4 dr, 2006, Elderly Care 324 needs room to play. 4x4, like new, 4.8 VorCall 865-719-5447 tex, SB, spray in liner, Broyhill Entertainment ***Web ID# 719950*** towing pkg, pewter LIC'D CNA, in-home or Center, lg. 3 pc. set, facility. Refs avail, reacolor, 60K mi. 423-312exc. cond. $700 MINI DACHSHUNDS sonable rates. Call 8256, $18,500. cash. 865-523-8457 CKC reg, solids and 637-2999 or 382-4443. dapples. $250. DODGE RAM 1500 423-619-8626 quad cab 2003, 126K Household Appliances 204a mi., good cond. Guttering KNX722181 333 $9,500. 865-679-1482. PEKINGESE Puppies HAROLD'S GUTTER FORD F350 2006, 4x4, 7 wks., 1 M, 1 F, SVC. Will clean longbed, super cab, V10, $200 ea. 865-548-9279 front & back $20 & 6 sp, alum. whls, steps, up. Quality work, trlr tow, loaded, white ***Web ID# 719991*** guaranteed. 945-2565 w/gray int. Garage kept. 29k mi. Warr. POM PUPPIES, NKC $25,400. 865-577-6289 reg, S&W, 8 wks, Lawn Care 339 P.O.P. $250. 865-933SX4 2007, 1 2032 or 789-5648 1716 E. Magnolia Ave. SUZUKI owner, 4x4 for snow, ***Web ID# 719765*** only 41k mi, 34 mpg, AT, AC, PW, PUG PUPPIES, AKC, Tanning Beds 210 warr, exc. cond. Very champion bloodroomy, priced low, lines, vet checked, SUNSTAR model 332 1st $8850 firm. 803 $450. 865-591-3042 face tanner, 6 yrs old KNX722126 pd $5,000, $500 firm 865-455-5501 aft 5 pm Comm Trucks Buses 259 PUG PUPPIES, fawn w/black mask, 1st S&W. Cash only, C65 2004, dieAntiques 216 CHEVY $325. 865-258-4136 sel w/18' refrig bed, KNX723122 full opening bk drs, MAHOG. Secretary, MD11SR Thermo PUPPY NURSERY. beveled glass, claw King unit. $12,000/ Many different breeds feet, drop lid desk & obo. 865-254-8006 Maltese, Yorkies, 4 drwrs 865-769-9790 ***Web ID# 708869*** Malti-Poos, YorkiPoos, Shih-Poos, shots & wormed. 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Sweet, 2 shots, Boats Motors $16,900. 865-599-2880. health guar., $350***Web ID# 717479*** SEARAY 300D, 2004, $400. 865-216-5770 Tree Service 357 blue hull, 2 fridge, ***Web ID# 719414*** all canvas, all up- Imports 262 YORKIE BABIES grades, great cond. AKC, Champ bld., $69k, 865-673-6300 CIVIC 1995, 4 health guar. BD 11/20 ***Web ID# 717243*** HONDA dr LX, 145k, AT, $350/$450. 865-304-1968 AC, looks/runs TAHOE CASCADE KNX723187 great, priv. owner, Angler Pontoon 2005 $3650. 865-256-7206 YORKIE-POM PUPS 4 Bass seats, 60 HP KNX722407 2 females, 1 male Yamaha, 4 stroke, Adorable, must see. like new, with trolling CIVIC 2004, $300. 865-465-3127 mtr., live well, trailer. HONDA 102k mi, good cond. KNX722734 $10,500 obo. 423-312-8256 1 owner. Reg. maint. $8900. 865-288-4061 YORKIES, AKC, shots & wormed, Motor Homes 237 ***Web ID# 720367*** 1st shots, 2 F, 9 wks, JAGUAR XK8, 1997, 1 $550. 423-569-5115. 37 FT. 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House and Garden Show heralds arrival of spring

Scott Bacon, supervisor of business partnerships, looks over the slim inventory at the Teacher Supply Depot following the Jan. 22 “shopping” by some 230 teachers. Photos by S. Clark

Dogwood Arts’ 2011 House and Garden Show features new technologies and how-to presentations that are sure to educate and inspire every attendee. This year’s show will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Knoxville Convention Center.

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HGTV celebrity designer Taniya Nayak (Designed to Sell) will present a workshop at 12:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday: “Taniya’s Tips on Taniya Nayak Adding Value to your Home Without Breaking the Bank!” Nayak attended Boston Architectural College for her master’s in interior design. She designed and hosted ABC Family’s “Knock First” before moving to HGTV. With six presentations on Friday, seven on Saturday and four on Sunday, this year’s show features experts in design, gardening and home improvements. “Best in Show” garden award presentation will be 5 p.m. Friday and the People’s Choice garden award presentation will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. New features at this year’s show include a Green Living Pavilion, the inaugural fundraising raffle, a PetScape and a cooking school. Admission is $10 ($8, over 65; $5, ages 6-12; free admission ages 5 and younger). All proceeds benefit Dogwood Arts. Receive a $2 discount by purchasing your ticket at any ORNL Federal Credit Union. For more info: visit www.dogwoodhouse or call 637-4561.

Good stuff galore At Teacher Supply Depot

Meet Scott Bacon Scott Bacon was never a teacher. He worked 10 years for Coca-Cola, as the youth marketing coordinator, and was recruited to Knox County Schools in 1990 by thenSuperintendent Earl Hoffmeister. A South Knox resident, he has a daughter at SouthDoyle and a son in middle school.

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n the past 10 years, Knox County teachers have secured more than $2 million in merchandise from the Teacher Supply Depot. The total is $2,111,301.49 to be exact, and that was before the Jan. 22 opening. Now located on the top floor of the former Cedar Bluff Intermediate School, the Depot has virtually doubled in size. It’s kicked up a notch in visibility, too, with easy access off I-40 at 709 N. Cedar Bluff Road. The Depot moved from the former Oakwood School. “There we had four classrooms and the gym,” said Scott Bacon. “Here we’ve got the former library and the equivalent of eight classrooms.” As supervisor for business partnerships, Bacon oversees the annual Coupon Book fundraiser, which this year netted $1.3 million for schools. He coordinates the various partnerships between businesses and individual schools. And he watches over the Depot. The resident manager is Cindy Britton, a former president of Knox County Council PTA. “We try to keep it open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to receive donations,” said Bacon. The Teacher Supply Depot is a collaboration of the Knox County Schools, PTA, KCEA, county government, city government, Goodwill Industries and the Knoxville Chamber. The Depot provides county educators with a variety of

new and used classroom materials at no cost. This program is driven solely by donations, and all donated materials are used to enhance instruction and promote student achievement in the classroom. Although donations are accepted year-round, the Depot is only open four times a year. The next will be Saturday, April 2, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mike Such (Junk Bee Gone) is a huge booster, Bacon said. When he’s called to clean out a business, he scouts merchandise that might be donated to the Depot. He helped Scott acquire display cases from Hollywood Video. Bacon got office fixtures and a few mannequins when Goody’s corporate headquarters closed; he got tons of stuff when Scripps Networks remodeled. He made a magnificent haul when the UT women’s basketball team gave fans free admission to the Lamar game with a donation to the Depot. “Twenty

What’s hot at the Depot? Red pens, said Scott Bacon.

boxes,” says Bacon. “I liked to never got them carried in!” He gets seasonal items from Kroger stores and has hundreds of plastic binders, ranging from a

half-inch to 3 inches. The Clinton Highway Walmart called in December. Scott picked up 20 boxes filled with folders. He likes rulers and staplers and scissors and pens. He likes electronics and printers and magazines and art supplies. He likes money. Several PTAs, church groups and individuals donate, and he estimated that $2,500 was spent for new merchandise for the most recent event. Bread Box just committed $1,000 for the next opening. “On Friday, we had the largest inventory of red pens in town!” Another great source of merchandise is from folks who outgrow their hobby. “We turn very little down,” he said. Scott takes carpet squares from Broadway Carpet and Knoxville Wholesale Furniture. He takes art supplies and kids books. When Book Warehouse closed, he came away with 30,000 children’s books, purchased for pennies on the dollar. Shelves come from Target or Walmart. Even the school system kicks in outmoded library shelves. “You can’t say enough about (maintenance supervisor) Jim French and his crew,” said Scott. They painted and even knocked out a wall to install a double door. It looks like it came with the building. And about those mannequins. What class used them? Consumer science and art, said Scott. They were brand new. What did they do? We didn’t ask. “We want to churn the inventory; not sit on it.”

New business advocates for elderly It’s difficult to imagine anyone better qualified than Carolyn Pointer Neil to deal with the huge range of issues faced by the elderly and frequently by their children as they try to work their way through the quagmire of choices that must be made by or for seniors. From 2005 to 2009, Neil served first as chief operating officer and later as chief executive officer for Hillcrest Health Care, overseeing three nursing homes and an assisted living facility. Prior to that, she had spent 17 years with the University of Tennessee Medical Center. She headed the center’s Home Care Division for 14 of those years and spent the next three helping redesign programs and departments to assure the best care for patients.

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Recently, Neil has started her own business, Elder Advocates, which does just what the name implies – offers advocacy for the elderly on many levels. “This has been a vision of mine for some time,” Pointer says. “I have spent many years seeing families not knowing where to turn in dealing with many kinds of situations with their elderly. It was just obvious that there needed to be some sort of resource to bring some semblance of order to all of that confusion.”

Neil says the goal of Elder Advocates is “to connect folks with the right resources. It may be a financial counselor, an eldercare attorney, a counseling service, a nursing home or assisted living facility, or it may be help in understanding hospital bills and insurance. “Often, children with elderly parents are still working and have their own children and active lives of their own. They’re busy balancing family and business and suddenly there is an aging parent in crisis and they don’t know where to turn for help. Many, many people are faced with this situation. When Elder Advocates gets involved, the stress level goes down and the right decisions can be made for that specific situation.”

It all begins with a home visit by a registered nurse with many years of experience in caring for the elderly. There is no charge for this initial consultation. Based on information from that meeting, a plan of action is developed and recommendations are reviewed with the client. Home health care providers can be recommended or visits to assisted living facilities scheduled, with someone from Elder Advocates going along to make certain the right questions are asked. Additional plans of action can include transportation assistance to the occasional medical, health or diagnostic appointment, providing additional assurance that doctor’s instructions or test results are

the person in their care: the results of those medical visits, for example. Neil says her company also sends e-mails reminding of anniversaries and other meaningful dates, the dates of medical appointments and other important reminders. “It sure can save on the phone calls if there are five brothers or sisters spread out all across the United States,” she notes. Carolyn Pointer Neil “What we do is work on behalf of families and careclearly understood. Another feature of the givers who are not experts in business, which has proven the field of elder care.” to be a real bonus espeIf this sounds like a sercially to out-of-town chil- vice you or your family can dren with elderly parents, use, you can contact Elder is the Family Link, which Advocates at 247-0321 or provides password pro- go to the company website: tected access to an online www.yourelderadvocates. site where Elder Advocates com. uploads information about Contact:

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Babysitter Express

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till in her early 20s, Knoxville’s Julie Fincher last year trumped thousands of members in the 200 chapters of eWomen Network nationwide to receive the organization’s “Emerging Leader of the Year” award – and all for a business she started while still in college. The business is Babysitter Express, it is based right here in Knoxville, and it is seeing phenomenal growth and success. The brief description is contained in the company name. Fincher provides babysitters who will come to your home to provide experienced, professional babysitting services.

Julie Fincher, owner of Babysitter Express But in reality, the company offers much more. If you are a corporation or business and are planning a companywide event or retreat, Fincher will set up a “Kid’s Camp” at the

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r. Ketan Hira has been a familiar figure to patients at Park West Hospital for more than seven years. He was a hospitalist there. He has now joined the practice of Medical Associates, part of Summit Medical Group and located just across the street from the hospital. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Hira says he greatly enjoyed his work as a hospitalist, but made the change in order to be able Dr. Ketan S. Hira of Summit to spend more time with Medical Associates his family: wife Sheela, who works in the education department at the Knoxville Zoo, and daughters Annika, who is 7 and attends A. L. Lotts Elementary School, and Maya, who is 5. Dr. Hira’s practice will be with those 15 years old and older. He says that while his previous work often involved administering to very sick people, the new practice will allow him an opportunity to keep people well and out of the hospital. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Info: 9333 Park West Boulevard, www. or 531-4600.

Dr. Deanna Brann


f you’re like the vast majority of people, most of the time when you’re having a problem with a spouse, parent, in-law, sibling or child, your tendency is to avoid dealing with it. However, this often makes matters worse. Here’s some good news: there are positive, lifechanging solutions that can reduce the stress, frustration and hurt. There are positive actions you can take – small things that can make a huge difference in improving all Dr. Deanna Brann your relationships for the better, forever. Those are the actions Dr. Deanna Brann, a 30-year practitioner in the mental health field, will be teaching at her seminars starting in January in West Knoxville. The sessions will deal specifically with the sometimes strained relationship between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law. The two groups will attend different sessions so that conversation can flow openly and freely. Dr. Brann says she realized the need for this specific kind of help when problems arose in her relationship with her own daughter-in-law. That situation has been repaired, and the two have been working together on a book Brann is writing about it all for the general public. Interpersonal relationships can be difficult, and often become exacerbated during the holidays. No matter which parties are having issues, Brann explains that “If one person changes their behavior in a group or family, everyone else must change.” The positive results can be dramatic. Registration for the seminars is open now, and you can register on the interactive website. Cost of the seminar is $89. There is a discount for early registration or if you bring a friend. Dr. Brann says you will leave with a copy of her booklet, which will enable you to listen and participate during the event instead of spending your time taking notes. Info: 314-5414, or

someone to know who wants to know you Cheryl Hatfield

location of your choice to take care of your employees’ children. Babysitters will provide a number of activities for children under the age of 10. Often on snow days, valuable employees miss work at critical times because children are home from school. Babysitter Express will send a sitter to the home so your employee can be at the office. All employees of Babysitter Express undergo background tests, random drug tests, reference checks and are trained in first aid and CPR. In addition, clients are asked to give performance evaluations. Fincher plans to add lifeguard training to her list of services in the summer. Fincher understands her business well. She started babysitting when she was 14 and still retains some of those clients today. Her most active season for the business? Football time in Tennessee! The Babysitter Express website contains more information about the business and pricing plans, and allows for registration. Info: www.tnbaby or 622-3262.

arrie Wagner, a registered certified reflexologist and certified thermographer, has introduced no pain breast screening to the public with thermography services, available in her offices on Sutherland Avenue. The 20-minute thermography procedure is noninvasive, there is no contact of any kind with the body and no radiation is involved. Results are sent to your physician for diagnosis. Full Carrie Wagner of Knoxville Rebody thermograms are also flexology Group Inc. available. Wagner is also hard at work on a new project, a first for Knoxville. Women’s Radical Wellness Weekend, sponsored by Knoxville Reflexology, is scheduled April 29 to May 1 at the Knoxville Marriott. Reservations are now being taken for speakers, vendors and others who wish to participate. Experts will be on hand to discuss financial and physical wellness, yoga, acupuncture, massage, medical screening, chiropractic, skin care, spiritual counseling, art, stretch for health, homeopathy, the importance of giving back and Wagner’s area of expertise: reflexology. Wagner says the benefits of reflexology, which combine metabolic testing with essential oil therapy and other modalities, include relief from stress and tension, improved nerve and blood supply, and enhanced healing in the following systems: cardiovascular, muscular, endocrine, skeletal, digestive, nervous, reproductive, lymphatic and urinary. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays by appointment. Info: 4216 Sutherland Ave. or 588-1911.

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t’s that time of year many of us dread: tax time. And if you aren’t ready, or even if you think you are but have questions, meet Trae Wieniewitz, president of Affordable Tax Solutions on Executive Park Drive. Affordable Tax Solutions has some specials to get you through the door. The Early Bird Special, which runs through the first of April, guarantees tax preparation for 50 percent less than you paid for professional tax preparation last year if you are 62 years or older and normally owe taxes when you file. The Income Tax Preparation Recession Special will save you 50 percent if you are

Trae Wieniewitz, president of Affordable Tax Solutions 55 years or older, normally owe income taxes and are self-employed or a small business owner. In addition, the first 1,000

visitors to the company website can download a free report, “Ten Easy Ways to Reduce Your Tax Bill.” Wieniewitz, who has been in the tax preparation and financial planning business for 10 years, says one difference between his company and others is that Affordable Tax Solutions does more than just prepare your taxes. They work with a team of CPAs and offer planning advice to ease the tax burden for the next year. “It is a more proactive approach to tax preparation and planning for our clients.” Info: 9050 Executive Park Dr., Suite 105A, or 690-1010.

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David Hales headlines Rotary Jam Rotary Jam, the major to produce his third album fundraiser of the Rotary sometime within the next Club of West Knoxville, is year. Saturday, Feb. 19, at the Bijou Theatre. Three musi- Duncan discusses cal groups will entertain. All work of Trustee have ties to Rotary. Knox County Trustee John David Hales plays as a Duncan III told the Rotary solo acoustic artist as well as Club that more than $760 with several of the remillion flows through gion’s best bands. He his office annually. He is known as a versatile, has made several staff charismatic vocalist and changes, trying to resongwriter. form the office and put He followed up his into place people he debut album, “Turned,” can absolutely trust. with a stellar line-up of In introducing Dun- David Hales songs on the EP “On can, Dick Hinton said My Own.” The album just as Hyannis Port is a blend of Modern has the Kennedys and Rock, Blues, Funk er Texas has the Bushp p and even includes Sho Pot es, Knoxville has the S a heartfelt ballad, Duncans. played beautifully on John’s grandfather piano by Joel Fairstein. served as Knoxville’s mayor David co-formed The Su- and represented the 2nd Disper Dave 5 in 2008 with Da- trict in Congress for 12 years. vid Akers which has become John’s dad, Jimmy, was a one of the best cover bands Criminal Court judge and in the Southeast. now serves in Congress. Plans are already in place John was elected in 2010.

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He graduated from UT with a political science major and worked for Bank East. He says the Trustee is the county’s banker and is responsible for all investments. He also sends out tax bills and collects taxes. Duncan praised County Mayor Tim Burchett for making “changes for the better,” such as banning severance payments and replacing travel allowances with a flat rate mileage system.

Meet the members Gary Johnson joined the club in 2009 after moving here from Bolivar, Tenn. He serves on the board overseeing the New Generations initiatives. Gary and his wife, Linda, live in West Knoxville. Gary is a mentor for Youth Villages, and since 2009, he has led development efforts for the agency in East Ten-

John Duncan at Rotary nessee. He has served as an examiner for the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence. He served in the U.S. Army and was a partner in an ERA real estate franchise in Waterloo, Iowa. He later Johnson headed the Midwest Region for American Home Shield, a division of ServiceMaster. In 2004, he started Gap Solutions, a business development company. He enjoyed working as a leadership coach

and helping develop more productive work teams. Ben McMurry IV is the great-grandson of Ben F. McMurry Sr. of Barber & McMurry Architects. His dad, Ben III, is a computer systems analyst in ORNL’s environmental sciences division; his mother, Martha Dilworth McMurry, is McMurry a CPA and partner at McMurry & Company where Ben also works. Ben was an Eagle Scout and graduated from West High School and Emory University in Atlanta, with a double major in music and accounting. He later took enough graduate courses at UT to sit for the CPA exam. He’s entering his 10th tax season and specializes in QuickBooks software and business tax preparation. He also provides IRS and state audit examination support. He and his wife, Karly, have a daughter, Ella Kate, 19 months, and are expecting a son, Ben V, soon. Karly is a graduate of Maryville College with a master’s of social work from UT. She is program manager for Parent Place, an agency of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee.


Freedom from smoking By Anne Hart


n a mind-boggling but nonetheless true statistic, the American Lung Association (ALA) tells us that a one-pack-a-day-smoker reaches for a cigarette 73,000 times a year. Here is how it works: 20 cigarettes in a pack and 10 puffs per cigarette, equals 200 puffs a day. Multiply that by 365 days in a year, and you get 73,000 of those hand movements from the ashtray to the mouth and back to the ashtray – over and over and over again. Multiply that number for the two-pack-a-day smoker, and you get 146,000 of those motions a year. The experts at the Wellness Center at Dowell Springs understand that smoking is a habit that is hard to break for lots of reasons. One of them is that anything done 73,000 times

Classes six and seven are designed to provide additional reinforcement, address specific areas in which those in the class may be struggling and plan for a lifetime free of smoking. “We know this is not an easy, breezy kind of thing,” Simcox says. “We will teach each person Kristi Simcox in the class new Simcox is an expert in the course behaviors that and believes it offers those want- will work for their specific situation. ing to stop smoking all the tools If they stop and they need to be successful. then relapse, they It is a seven week class, meetwill have the tools to ing on Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 get back on track and p.m. There are actually eight stay quit.” classes during the seven week Class eight is a celebraperiod, because week four is the tion of four smoke-free weeks “quit week,” when extra encouragement will be needed. The class for participants, with additional will meet two nights that week so help and encouragement given by the facilitator. The Freedom from Smoking class was developed by the ALA, which created the materials used by participants. The program has been offered nationwide since 1981, and Simcox says that during the 30 year period the ALA has continued to refine and perfect it. “It is medically sound and evidence based,” she says. “They have that participants can exchange information and provide support gotten feedback from participants and facilitators, have paid attention to each other and get additional to what has and has not worked, guidance from the facilitator. and have adjusted the program and The first three classes are the materials accordingly.” preparation phase, during which participants are taught stress relievers and relaxation techniques. They are given a CD which instructs in breathing techniques and exercises that aid in relaxation, and a workbook that helps identify triggers and find ways to address them.

In an effort to help smokers kick the habit, while understanding the triggers that encourage it, the Center will start its first Freedom from Smoking class of the year on Tuesday, March 1, with Kristi Simcox as facilitator. a year or more is automatic – it has become a part of life in a deeply-ingrained way. It is virtually an unconscious motion for the smoker. There is no thought involved in anything done that many times. In an effort to help smokers kick the habit, while understanding the triggers that encourage it, the Center will start its first Freedom from Smoking class of the year on Tuesday, March 1, with Kristi Simcox as facilitator.

Statistics indicate that the average smoker who quits for good has tried six or seven times before realizing permanent success. Simcox says the Freedom from Smoking program at the Wellness Center takes that into account, and she believes it offers the best available tools for success. “One of the first steps is to identify the triggers. Do you smoke when you are in a certain mood – excited, anxious or upset? Or are there environmental cues or automatic cues that make you reach for a cigarette?” Once smok-

ers understand what triggers the habit, it becomes easier to control those triggers. “Some people don’t want to quit because they are afraid they are going to gain weight. This is the sort of thing that enters our mind that steers us away from wanting to stop. So in the class we deal with ways to keep from gaining weight when you stop smoking. We talk about relearning many different kinds of behavior to achieve success.” While the program does not include the many medications available on the market today that promise help to those trying to stop smoking, Simcox says that is definitely an option for those taking the class after discussion with their physician. Only smokers may attend the classes, but material will also be provided for family members and others to use to understand what the smoker is experiencing which trying to stop smoking and to aid in that effort. To register for the classes, contact the Wellness Center at 232-1414. You do not have to be a member of the center to take the class. Cost is $150 per person.

PROGRAMS AND OFFERINGS Arms and Abs – Designed for quick, convenient 30-minute group sessions, our Arms and Abs class helps you gain strength using your own body weight, dumbbells, resistance bands, BOSU balls and more. Pilates – Improve your balance and core strength with our Pilates class. Yoga – Learn essential yoga basics and experience the wellness benefits of poses, bends and relaxation in our one-hour group sessions. Pilates/Yoga Combo – Our one-hour Pilates/ Yoga Combo group fitness class utilizes specially selected pilates and yoga exercises to increase your muscle strength, endurance and overall flexibility. Pump – Ideal for everyone from beginners to experienced exercisers, our Pump class targets every major muscle group. With minimal down time between exercises, you’ll get the most out of using the body bar, dumbbells, BOSU, step bench and more. Spin – Ready to challenge yourself by starting your own spinning regimen? Spin is an entrylevel spinning class lasting 45-60 minutes, perfect for beginners. Cycle In, Yoga Out – An ideal fit for both beginners and veteran spinners, this is your chance to change up typical spin class routines by starting with 45 minutes on the bike and ending with 15 minutes of standing yoga – all in our 60-minute group classes. Kid Fit – Don’t let busy schedules get in the way of your exercise regimen. Fit in your own workout while your kids enjoy a fitness class designed just for them. This one-hour group fitness class for ages 6-12 is focused

on making physical activity fun for kids – and giving you a break from supervising. Power Hour – Push yourself in our one-hour Power Hour class with 30 minutes of hardcore cycling hills, sprints and races, immediately followed by 30 minutes of intense leg and ab work. Functional Fitness – Class involves a variety of exercise, including but not limited to: cardiovascular, balance and strength. Appropriate for seniors or individuals who desire fitness gains with little impact on the joints. Sunrise Yoga – Refresh yourself by starting the day with our one-hour Sunrise Yoga class. Mostly held indoors, Sunrise Yoga may be occasionally moved outdoors to take advantage of the fresh morning air when weather permits. SmartFit by Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic – In collaboration with our expert partners at Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic, SmartFit classes aim to minimize the risk of future injury for young athletes ages 8-18. These one-hour expert-led sessions focus on proper technique and muscle imbalances. Each athlete will receive a Functional Movement Screening after joining to identify individual risks, then basic movement patterns are used to modify behavior. Challenge U – Challenge yourself to go beyond your comfort zone with Challenge U. The strength and conditioning staff at The Wellness Center have developed circuit-based classes as part of Challenge U using the technique of muscle confusion to achieve maximum results. Participants

should attend three days per week for best results, complementing an existing workout or cardio-training. You can even join one or more classes for one low fee per month. Core and More – In Core and More, you’ll utilize resistance band training, dumbbells and body weight resistance in 60-minute circuit sessions for a total body workout with a special focus on the core. Xpress Fitness – Ideal for working individuals and travelers, our convenient morning Xpress class fits a total-body workout into only 45 minutes. Work It Circuit – Designed for females only, you can feel comfortable in this 60-minute totalbody workout created just for you. Healthy Eating Series – It’s all about food! Classes are designed to provide you a hands-on, food-based learning experience to bring comfort to your kitchen. Each month will highlight a new topic to help YOU find success with nutrition. Eating with Diabetes Made Simple – This 90-minute group class is specially designed for those with diabetes, and focuses on reading food labels, meal planning and eating away from home or on the go. Grocery Store Tours – Get out of the classroom setting and take a closer look at how to properly read food labels and recognize healthier choices right on the grocery store shelf! You’ll discover there are a lot of choices available that pack as much flavor as nutritional value. Kids in the Kitchen (Healthy Cooking) – When the kids get involved in preparing nutritious meals, eating right becomes something the

whole family looks forward to. Our Kids in the Kitchen classes help families make time for healthy cooking and eating, even in the midst of busy schedules. Weight Management: Getting to the Basics – In this six-week group program, you’ll meet 60 minutes per week to learn about identifying the barriers to successful longterm weight loss, plus effective strategies to overcome those barriers. Cardio Fit – One-hour beginner-level class with cardiovascular focus. Class participants will be instructed and supervised in use of cardio equipment on the gym floor. Train Well – Four-week series to provide basic and general information regarding equipment use and safety. One session will focus on exercise guidelines, goal setting and planning a workout. Fit 4 Baby – A prenatal fitness program created to safely and effectively teach women to exercise throughout their pregnancy. Stroller Strides is offering this program for women in any stage of pregnancy. Classes include warm-up, strength training, cardio, stretching and balance exercises. A free trial class will be held on Thursday, February 10, at 6 p.m. and Session 1 will begin on February 15. Hearing Healthcare Clinics – Bridgewater Speech and Hearing will facilitate seminars focused on communication strategies to assist with hearing related challenges. The series of hearing seminars is free and will be held the first and third Thursdays of the month at 10 a.m. Bridgewater will offer free hearing screenings, hearing aid cleanings and checks the third Thursday of each month.

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