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together Jimbo Crawford and his son, Jack, work together on the vibes. Photo by Joe Rector

Coupon fair The second annual Knoxville Coupon Fair will be held 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 26, at Faith UMC, 1120 Dry Gap Pike. Attendance is free and child care will be provided. Local coupon and money saving experts will be present to give one-on-one attention to participants. Instructional handouts will be provided for those new to couponing. Participants are encouraged to bring extra coupons and “freebies” to trade. Info: Gabrielle Blake, couponingincriticaltimes@

Masons host fundraiser Beaver Ridge Masonic Lodge 366, 7429 Oak Ridge Highway, will host a benefit bean dinner 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 5. Five different kinds of home-cooked beans will be served with homemade cake for dessert. Admission is free, although donations will be accepted for two local families in need.

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ost of the time, dads pass along their love for a sport to their sons, and sometimes they spend time together as coach and player with a team. Jimbo Crawford and his son, Jack, are sharing that same kind of relationship, but they are doing it with the Karns High School Drumline. Jimbo graduated from Karns in 1997, where he was a drummer in the band for four years. Next, he attended UT and played in the

Pride of the Southland Band and in the basketball pep band. He earned his degree in social science education from Ashford University. Jimbo began working with Karns drummers in 1999, and that same year, he and friend Rhett Butler, a Karns 1999 graduate, put together the drumline. “It was a way for drummers to continue to develop their skills. Unlike other musicians, they don’t have many opportunities to do that dur-

ing concert band season,” he said. At first, Jimbo and Butler, who now is the band director at Seymour High School, worked on music for members to play. The group performed for a couple of basketball games and other events like the DARE graduation at Thompson-Boling Arena. Fast forward to 2011, and Jimbo is still putting in time to work with the drumline. The group now participates in competitions such as the Carolina Indoor Performance Asso-

ciation and Winterguard International. They practice from 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Crawford writes the parts for as many as 12 percussion instruments. He also creates the drills that accompany the music. He’s worked with more than 100 drummers over the years, and in a filing cabinet at home he has every note of music written for every show. “Sometimes I think of a good To page A-2

Clothes make the (police) man By Larry Van Guilder Sheriff’s deputies are familiar with the techniques of “restraint.” It’s knowledge that could save an officer’s life. But a measure of fiscal restraint at the top in the Knox County Sheriff’s Office may be overdue.

Analysis According to information provided by the KCSO, the chief deputy and eight assistant chief deputies, earning from $71,173 to $104,000 annually (an average salary of $88,079) each receive annual clothing allowances of $575. Plain clothes and undercover deputies also receive allowances, purchasing clothing at retailers as diverse as JCPenney, Banana Republic and Nautica. Salaries for those under the rank of chief deputy range from $30,000 to $60,000 according to Allison Rogers, the KCSO finance director. Police work is a dangerous and often thankless job, and a uniform allowance for the 137 rank and file dep-

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most from the department’s budget during difficult economic times. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett announced a $3 million dollar budget shortfall for FY 2012 just weeks ago. New cruisers widen the gap to $6 million. Maintaining law and order isn’t cheap, but a review of Knox County’s last four budgets reveals that outlays for public safety are outstripping most all other departments in the general government. For FY 2008, public safety’s adopted budget was $63.5 million. It grew to $66.2 million in 2009, $68.6 million in 2010 and $70.4 million in the current fiscal year, or about an 11 percent increase for the four-year span. Only the school budget has shown greater growth, about $21 million over four years, but that represents only a 6 percent jump. For the same period, the general administrative budget is down $4.1 million, a decrease of nearly 25 percent. There are other indications that the sheriff should take a close look at


costs. The Uniformed Officers Pension Plan shares the same drawback as other “defined benefit” plans: in the long run, the cost for the county is unsustainable. Corporations with assets that dwarf Knox County’s resources began dropping defined benefit plans some years ago in favor of 401(k) plans. Perhaps more than any other county employees, sheriff’s deputies deserve the best benefits we can afford to give, but the current plan has the potential to bankrupt the county. If anything, the clothing allowance for high-ranking administrators betrays a culture that has flourished for years with little accountability, other than that which comes at the ballot box. It’s telling that the KCSO’s budget has continued to grow during the worst economic stretch this country has seen since the Great Depression. The difference in fiscal practices between the economy-minded mayor and the sheriff are due for an airing before the county’s next budget comes to commission for approval.

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Fire Department pushes ahead on new station By Joe Rector The Karns Fire Department board approved preliminary construction on a new site in Hardin Valley. The station, scheduled for completion in July 2012, will cost approximately $1.2 million. It will offer more space for the department

Spring fling It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature, but she doesn’t mind fooling you. Last week’s false spring certainly stirred up some blood grown sluggish from a nasty winter. But if you were around here in March 1993, you’re not ready to pack away your long underwear just yet. Anyway, it’s not so much the song of the robin as the lament of the politicians that signals the arrival of spring in Knox County. We hear from Mayor Tim Burchett that deep cuts to the budget are in store, and that feathering the nest is no longer fashionable in county government. So be it, although the fact is that despite occupying the top rung in the food chain, the mayor controls only a fraction of the county budget. The school system accounts for about 60 percent of your hard earned tax dollars, and – contrary to rumors – the school board remains in charge of the education budget. Regardless of the mayor’s plans, the final say on the county’s budget rests with commission, or at least that’s how the Charter reads. Granted, you’d be hard pressed to provide practical proof of this statutory authority in the recent past. With few exceptions, commission scarcely rearranged a penny in former Mayor Mike Ragsdale’s budgets. There was much sound and fury during budget discussions, mostly signifying nothing. Burchett’s inaugural budget may get more scrutiny, and it should. Chief financial guru John Troyer is a veteran, but there are rookies on Burchett’s staff, and rookie mistakes will happen. It remains to be seen if commission is still so dazzled by the mayor’s landslide victory that it can’t read the fine print. We’d hate to hear, for example, that the mayor had added a couple of positions here or there on the sly after his doomsday proclamation. Speaking of “fine” print, we’re glad you’re back to give us another look. Our Karns readers should enjoy Joe Rector’s story of a father who passed on his love for drumming to his son. (One of Joe’s protagonists appeared in a television commercial. Hmm. Does that make us a multimedia content provider?) We don’t mean to pay short shrift to any of our contributors, so check out all the front pages online at www. And think spring! Contact Larry Van Guilder at

Joe Rector and include offices and dormitory space for fire fighters, as well as a workout facility. Marston said he received information that an elevator would need to be installed to meet existing codes, and that would add to the costs. In other business, Jack and Emmett Stevens spoke about the Ball Camp station. They assert the department’s change to subscriptionbased ends an agreement with the landowners for the use of the station. They further asked the board to negotiate a new lease with them before March 1. Knox County Commissioner Brad Anders also attended the meeting as an invited guest. He told members that he supports their drive toward a subscription service. He did express concerns that had come from constituents. The first dealt with charging $150 fees for car accident call and first responder calls. Anders said that Knoxville and Rural/ Metro do not assess those fees, and it would be better if all fire services were consistent in that area. He also expressed concern about

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Tyler Fee signs scholarship papers with Tennessee Wesleyan. Pictured are: (front) parents Mark and Kim Fee, Tyler, brother Tanner Fee; (back) aunt and uncle Marguirite and Vernon Brock, coach John Rice and grandparents David and Loraine Oxendine. Photos by Joe Rector

Devin Lynch and Alexis Denne (front) sign scholarship papers. With them are: (middle row) Madison and Kenda Lynch, Bob Denne; (back) Kevin Lynch and coaches Mark Sauve, Luc Dessieux and Don Maples. the need for better communications and more public input about programs that are proposed by the department. Chief Ken Marston and Karns Fire Department president Brian Davis said they would work to improve those areas but added that the majority of communications from the community have been positive. They feel certain that the community will back the construction of a new station in Hardin Valley and see it as an improvement in response time to the area.

Karns athletes sign scholarships Three Karns athletes, Tyler Fee, Devin Lynch and Alexis Denne, inked scholarship papers at the school. Tyler will play baseball next year at Tennessee Wesleyan. A utility player with the Beavers, his best

use was on the mound. A wicked change-up combined with consistency and hitting his spots made him a successful pitcher for the Karns last year. Karns coach John Rice said Tyler was a dedicated player who helped the team last year and will prove valuable in the coming season. He looks forward to attending college and likes what he’s seen about Tennessee Wesleyan, the coach and the team. Tyler plans to major in either physical therapy or sports management. He holds a 3.88 GPA. Tyler is the son of Mark and Kim Fee. Devin Lynch will attend Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn., and play soccer. She’s been involved with the sport since age 4. Devin enjoys the competition and camaraderie involved in soccer, and she looks for stronger challenges in college. She plans to major in English or bibli-

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cal studies. Karns coach Luc Dessieux praised Devin’s play as a defender and a midfielder. She pitched in to help the team by playing goalkeeper. Devin is the daughter of Kevin and Kenda Lynch. Alexis Denne is headed to Sweetbriar College in Lynchburg, Va., next fall. She will play defense for the all-girls school. Coach Dessieux said that Alexis turned in outstanding play at the wing this past year. He also added that she was “cat-like” quick and that he anticipates her having a good soccer career. Alexis won’t have any troubles with classes. She carries a weighted 4.3 GPA and has taken plenty of advanced placement courses. She enjoys musical theater in high school but plans on majoring in pre-med and hopes to later attend Johns Hopkins. She is the daughter of Bob Denne.

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lick from a show a couple of years earlier, and I go to the files to find it,” he said. Since 2009, Crawford’s son has been a member of the group. He began as a 6th grader and still plays the vibes in the mallet pit. Jimbo is thrilled that his son picked up the fever for drums. “Jack was born in 1998, so his entire life has been spent around music and the drumline groups. I didn’t push him to play; it’s something he came to love on his own,” he said. Jimbo said that his membership in the group is harder on Jack than on him. He knows what his son can do, and he pushes him toward being his best.

“It’s just like a dad who pushes his child to be the best in baseball or soccer,” he said. For the dad, the best part thing about his son’s playing in drumline is the time they spend together in a mutual interest. Jimbo is excited that Jack sees how good the drumline is and how much fun being a member can be. Jack is no stranger to performing. He acted as Charlie Andrews’ son in a Farm Bureau Insurance commercial and asked, “Will I buy my seed here too, Dad?” He is an outgoing boy who loves music and time with his dad. Jimbo runs a remodeling business, the Crawford Group (363-4722), and does

the drumline extra. He and his wife, Stacy, have been married for 13 years and also have two daughters, Ella and Calli Jane. Jimbo and Jack look forward to the March 5 Karns Indoor Showcase. The drumline and winterguard competition last year hosted 54 groups, and the Crawfords anticipate another large group against which the Karns drumline will compete. Jimbo plans to continue developing one of the first and best drumlines in the area and hopes that at sometime in the future he can pass the torch to Jack. For the time being, the fatherson team will enjoy sharing their love for percussion.

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A community comes together School, clubs helping young mother who lost everything By Greg Householder Around 8 a.m. last Tuesday, Ana Perez’s fragile world collapsed in flames. The 20-year-old single mother of two just received a call on her cell phone from her friend and babysitter, Raven Dreier, who called to tell her that her house was on fire. Perez arrived just as the first firefighters came on the scene. All she could do was watch. The blaze in the Woodland Meadows trailer park, formerly known as Green Acres trailer park off Clinton Highway, took everything the family owned. Perez is a mature young woman for her age. She had purchased the small, twobedroom singlewide mobile home that she shared with her children, 2-yearold David and 1-year-old Cecilia, and her sister, Lupita, a freshman at Powell High School. While technically “paid for,” Perez had borrowed the money to buy the mobile home and still owed on it. To support her young family, Perez holds down two jobs: one with Prestige Maintenance USA, a firm that provides janitorial services for the Clinton Highway Target store, and another with Wishbones

Famous Fingers and Wings on Clinton Highway. Perez did not have insurance on the home, something she was intending to purchase with her next paycheck. She was also unaware that by living in Knox County she would need to subscribe to Rural/ Metro or pay an expensive hourly rate for fire service. Estimates of her Rural/ Metro bill (the Karns Volunteer Fire Department also responded but will not bill her since they were assisting Rural/Metro) run anywhere from $7,000 to $8,000. And then there is the site cleanup, something else she is responsible for. Sales of scrap metal might net enough money to pay for the cleanup, or might not.

Fortunately, the community has responded. Tamara Shepherd, one of the leaders of the relief efforts, heard of the disaster because her son is also a freshman at Powell High School. Shepherd has been working with Powell High principal Ken Dunlap and Dunlap’s administrative assistant, Greta Stooksbury, to funnel funds through the school to help the family. Shepherd told the Powell Lions Club at the group’s meeting last Thursday that those helping with the Perez relief effort had obtained a donated storage unit at Clinton Crossing Self Storage and that they have received pledges of furniture to furnish a three-bedroom home. She

Laura Bailey, of the Knoxville Realty Office of Realty Executives, is also helping with the relief efforts. C and V Vending set up shop in the parking lot of Bailey’s office on Emory Road last Saturday and plans to do so again Saturday, Feb. 26. Half of the proceeds from the sales will go toward the relief effort. According to Shepherd, the greatest need curAll that remains of Ana Perez’s home is rently is to figure out the the steel frame and lots of rubble. Perez site cleanup. Anyone wishis responsible for site cleanup. ing to donate should mail a check payable to Powell High School to the school Ana Perez stands near the wreckage of at 2136 W. Emory Road, her trailer with her two children, David Powell, TN 37849 to the and Cecilia. Photos by Greg Householder attention of Perez Relief told the Lions that a church plug on a space heater. She Fund. Anyone wishing to doin Corryton has offered was using space heaters to to open the doors of its heat the small mobile home nate clothing or furniture clothes closet to the family. because her last electric should contact Shepherd at The Lions voted to donate bill from KUB was $362, a 947-0660. $100 to the relief efforts. high amount considering According to Perez, the how little she and her chilfire started due to a faulty dren or sister were there.

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Handel signs with Wingate Kelsey Handel has signed to play volleyball at Wingate University. The Karns High senior captain led her team to a fifth place finish in the state tournament.

Karns Beavers Currently, she is practicing and traveling with the K2 Volleyball Club to prepare her for the college intensity level of play. Her current 18 Power team is ranked No. 8 in the South Regional Volleyball Association. Kelsey was honored as an All-State middle hitter/ blocker by the Tennessee

lier’s team. Others are Susie Murach of Burke, Va., Lexi Potter of North Liberty, Iowa, and Stephanie Tassone of Chicago. Collier expects Handel, 6-2, to contribute quickly. “She has potential to play as a key back row player,” he said, “and we expect her to contribute immediately as a middle blocker. Kelsey is an ideal fit for our system in many ways.” Kelsey said Wingate is Karns High volleyball player a great fit. “I want to play Kelsey Handel. Photo submitted competitive volleyball with strong academic choices and Sports Writers Association. experience a normal college Wingate signed four play- life. Wingate is perfect for ers for coach Shelton Col- me in every way.”

Knoxville Opera fundraiser The Knoxville Opera Guild will host an “Rx-tini Party” fundraiser for the Knoxville Opera 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at the home of Knoxville allergist “Dr. Bob” Overholt. There will be heavy hors d'oeuvres, special recipe martinis and other drinks available. There will be a performance by singers from the UT Opera Theatre and a silent auction with items including cooking classes. Admission is $75. Reservations: Frankie Hulett, 483-4487.

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Campfield bails, Woodson sails If Stacey Campfield had shown up, this column could have written itself. It would have been called “The Odd Couple.”

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Piece of cake – but Oscar was a no-show. Knox County’s state senaWhat we’re talking about has tors, Jamie Woodson and nothing to do with opera. Stacey Campfield, are pretty For example, quite a few much polar opposites in Larry residents in the 5th District style and substance and Van oppose locating permanent Guilder supportive housing units for were booked for a Saturday breakfast with the League of the chronically homeless in Women Voters. Democrats their backyard. Commissionabound at League meetings, er Jeff Ownby’s low regard While we wait, we should for the Ten Year Plan surely and the discussion would begin to steel ourselves for helped when he wrested the no doubt have gotten lively the next round of everyone’s 4th District seat from Finbarr if Campfield, who has called favorite political maneuvering Saunders last year. So, let’s himself “the far right feather on the far right wing,” hadn’t game, redistricting. There’s a combine those districts. sent his regrets via a 1 a.m. elot at stake for the major poCurrently, the most impor- mail saying he had to go to a litical parties as congressional tant issue in the 8th District districts are redrawn, but to- is Carter Elementary School. funeral. So the League had to settle day we’re concerned with the But parents in Districts 2, 3, for substance over slapstick local scene. 4 and 5 are also campaigning in the form of an hourlong County Commission dis- for new schools or renovatricts are slated for modifi- tions, so we may as well com- question and answer session with Woodson, who spoke cations to reflect the census bine all these areas. off the cuff and demonstrated results. It takes loads of techOn the surface, Districts nology and GIS geeks to shove 1 and 9 might not appear a few hundred residents here to have much in common. and few hundred more there Wrong. They border one anso that representation on com- other and allow residents to mission is “fair and balanced.” cross without a passport, so That’s the aim, anyway, they’ll join hands on the new By Sandra Clark but fair is in the eye of the district map. County Commissioner beholder, as we witnessed That leaves Districts 6 and during the last redistricting 7. One was once represented Tony Norman cut to the hearings. Short fuses were by “Scoobie,” the other by bone: “How in the world in abundance, and onlook- “Lumpy.” Those are close did you beat Finbarr Sauners were startled as “Give me enough cultural ties for me, ders?” he asked colleague Norwood, or give me death!” and we’ll partner them up Jeff Ownby at last week’s and similar calls to arms with the 1st and 9th Districts. meeting of the West Knox Republican Club. echoed through the halls of Now we’ve simplified to Ownby just grinned and the City County Building. two districts, one comprised Enough already – let’s of the old Districts 2, 3, 4, 5 shrugged. Out in the crowd simplify redistricting. We can and 8, the other made up of Ruthie Kuhlman claimed save time, money and stress former Districts 1, 6, 7 and the credit. “It was me!” “Ruthie is the good and with the following plan. 9. We’ll place Ed Shouse’s atthe bad!” Jeff joked. He atFirst, forget population. large seat in with the latter, The minority can be just as giving each district five com- tributed his upset win in vocal and effective as the ma- missioners. Mike Hammond District 4 to his hard work, jority in the realm of politics. will only cast a vote in the his volunteers, Republican Toss out geography. Loca- event of ties, which should be clubs across the county and his willingness to listen to tion may be important for real plentiful. residents. estate agents, but we’ve got a Voice your support for Jeff Ownby is Everyman. more fundamental standard simplified redistricting. It He and his wife, Jayme, are in mind – culture. may take a Charter amendraising eight kids – six of You say you’re as “cul- ment, but “larrymandering” them foster children. Jeff tured” as the next fellow? makes sense to me. sports a crew cut and susDon’t get the wrong idea. contact: penders. He fights a weight problem. He has taken a high school diploma and some courses at Pellissippi State to a supervisory position in technical services at Comcast. Now he’s taking night courses online to earn a college degree. He recently lost 30 pounds after having his tonsils removed. “All I could eat was chicken soup with no chicken,” he explained. So what does one guy mean on County Commission? Hardin Valley Academy sophomore Trevor Dixon recently served as a page in the state Senate after being invited by Ownby’s was the swing state Sen. Randy McNally. Dixon is the son of Brent and vote on the Midway BusiShelia Dixon. Photo submitted ness Park. Saunders would

the prowess that has allowed her to rise to the position of speaker pro tempore of the Senate. Campfield likes to file legislation that messes with teachers (like his “Don’t Say Gay” bill), but Woodson’s specialty is education, and she has built a considerable reputation as a passionate and skilled advocate for Tennessee’s schools. Her focus this lean budget year will be on “outcomes,” she said. She will be looking for ways to make Tennessee’s students smarter, and she shared a story that she heard while participating in a bipartisan education study group convened by former Gov. Phil Bredesen. She said that a business leader told the group that he had to plow through 900 job applications to fill 30 entry-level positions. “That is an alarming number,” she said. “Right now, about 27 percent of Tennessee’s population over the age of 25 has a 2 or 4-year degree. We need for that number to be about 67 percent.” She was heavily involved in the state’s successful application for “Race to the Top”

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funds and is rightfully proud that Tennessee was one of two states that won in the first round. “We came home with $500 million. That’s distributed among 136 school systems across the state, and we want transformational change,” she said. “We won the national championship – it’s a policy national championship.” But another important element of Woodson’s skill set, the adroit dipsy-doodle, was on display when she was asked some sticky questions about the raft of tea partyish, creationist-ish, teacherunfriendly-ish education

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have supported the project; Ownby did not. His resolution to block county funding for homeless housing unless alcohol was banned led to the dissolution of the TYP. You can bet whatever Stephanie Matheny and Ron Peabody come up with won’t be called TYP. And the housing won’t permit alcohol. Jeff spouts the usual Republican platitudes: less government, fewer taxes, end wasteful spending, too many administrators for Knox County Schools. But his philosophy has some wrinkles: Five years from now, he says, his vote might be different on the Midway Business Park.

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The TYP failed, he says, because it lacked “solid buyin” from citizens. “There is a homeless problem. We all agree. We will discuss the ways to solve it.” The contentious ridge top protection plan: “They’ve been working for three years on that; I’m catching up.” Jeff summed up his six months of service: “I’m surprised by how somebody who doesn’t even know you can send you a nasty e-mail. I’m the type of person who tries to please everyone. I’ve learned you can’t make everyone happy. So you hope to make more people happy than you (annoy).”

bills that her Republican colleagues are dropping in the hopper this session (not to mention the immigration, environmental and TennCare issues that she’ll be asked to vote for or against). She smiled a lot and talked about finding a responsible balance and moved on to the next question almost before the audience knew it wasn’t getting an answer. Finally, she was asked to talk about redistricting, something the League plans to become heavily involved in this year. Again she smiled, even when she hearkened back 10 years to when her colleagues redrew the 17th House district into a creature that ran from White Pine to Rocky Hill and connected Knox and Jefferson counties with a strip of land too skinny to support human habitation, forcing her to run in two counties to keep her seat. “The first priority will be to comply with the spirit of the law,” she said. “I have seen in a very real way the damage redistricting can do when it’s not fair.” And she smiled again.

Work to commence on First Creek flooding project The construction company that was formerly the bridge subcontractor on the stalled First Creek Drainage Improvement Project is now in charge of finishing the whole job. City officials say that Bell & Associates Construction LP has been awarded the new contract, and that work will begin “within the next few days.” The company anticipates completing the project in 182 days, or “sometime in August.” The project has blocked access to Fairmont Boulevard from Broadway and partially blocked Emoriland Boulevard since last summer. The previous estimated completion date was last November, but by September it became apparent that the deadline wasn’t going to be met. Work halted in November due to a dispute between Bell & Associates and the former contractor D.H. Excavating LLC. The city negotiated a new performance bond as part of the settlement agreement.

Political happenings ■ The 6th District of the Knox County Democratic Party will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Karns Middle School library. The district includes Hardin Valley, Soloway. Karns and part of Powell.


Launching the school of the future Kids with parents in tow packed the L&N Station last week for a glimpse at the new STEM Academy, set to open this fall for 100 freshmen and 100 sophomores.

Sandra Clark Principal Becky Ashe said everyone was excited. “I heard a student say it would be like going to school at Hogwarts.” Ashe said she’s “afraid to check”

on the number of applications. Slots will be decided by lottery with a factor for geographic distribution. Ashe and Assistant Superintendent Donna Wright were in Miami later last week, touring model magnet schools. Ashe said they saw programs that “just set our heads spinning.” The absence of athletics concerned some at the STEM open house. And Ashe has the answer. “All kids in Knox County have a happy choice. The zoned high Matt Feldman, an engineer at ORNL, visits the STEM Academy schools have fine academopen house with his son, Sam Feldman, an 8th grade student ics and athletics. (If sports at Karns Middle School. Photo by S. Clark are that important) we wish

schools them the best of luck at their zoned schools.” Ashe anticipates a “really robust art and music program” at STEM because there’s a “huge connection” between these subjects and academic achievement. Space is available for both vocal and instrumental music, and the nearby Tennessee Amphitheatre can be used for performances. The new high school will have World’s Fair Park as its campus and the University of Tennessee right over the hill. Ashe said teachers will be selected through the KCS’s normal HR process.

Notes Tamika Catchings, UT and WNBA basketball star, has launched “Catch the Stars” Foundation in conjunction with UT and KCS. The program will help atrisk high school students by providing goal-setting programs that promote literacy, fitness and mentoring, and will be administered by UT’s College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. The Foundation will first work with students at the Dr. Paul L. Kelley Volunteer Academy, located in Knoxville Center mall.

School happenings

Karns High literary magazine staff includes Phillip Rose, Helen Rose, Rachel Monday, Annie Loewen, Reagan Edonmi, Kelsey Rochelle and Matt Ward. Photo by Joe Rector

Karns literary magazine looking for contributors By Joe Rector In the 1990s, the Karns High School literary arts magazine began under the direction of Andy Haury. The publication has featured students’ work ever since.

Karns Beavers This year is no exception. Faculty sponsor Rachel Monday is working with her staff to put together an entertaining periodical that highlights the best writing, photos and drawings from the student body. Chain Reaction is the name of the magazine, and it’s put together by seven staff members from grades 9, 10 and 11. They meet each Tuesday and Thursday before or after school for about an hour. All the submissions are from students. Some have asked if other people could submit pieces, but Monday said the intent of the maga-

zine is to promote student creativity. “All students are writers. We want to showcase their work. Putting it into a publication is always eye-opening for students, faculty and parents,” Monday said. The hardest part is dealing with different viewpoints about what makes good, quality literature. Monday proofs each piece that is submitted for publication. Then, an administrator looks over the material to make sure nothing is against school policy. Right now, the magazine is accepting submissions and will continue until April 1. At present, about 30 items have been turned in, and Monday wants to at least double that. “We have plenty of creative students. Many of them are too shy to send in work, but I encourage them to take the step and share their work with oth-

ers,” she said. Senior staffers Helen Rose and Matt Ward have worked on the magazine for a couple of years. They know how much encouragement comes with being published. Helen received a third place award in the 2009 Reflections Contest. Matt has also published some of his work. “Students need to know that plenty of scholarships and contest money is out there if they will take a chance by submitting work. The first step toward that can be by being published in the school’s magazine,” Helen said. Students who are interested in submitting material can take it to Monday in room 131. If individuals would like to make donations to help defer costs, they can contact the staff at Only good things can come for students when they share their creative efforts.

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■ Cedar Bluff Elementary School will be accepting donations of gently used children’s books for its annual PTSA Book Swap to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 8-9. Donations can be dropped off Monday, Feb. 28, through Friday, March 4. Students will get to choose a free book from the donations during the book swap. ■ Cedar Bluff Middle School 8th grade students will participate in a career fair 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the Knoxville Expo Center. ■ For Cedar Bluff Middle School students attending Hardin Valley Academy next year, parent night at HVA is Monday, Feb. 28. See the school’s website for more information. ■ Karns Middle School kicked off its science fair last week and will have students’ science proj-

Cedar Bluff Elementary School students Andrea Kasulis, Mackenzie Fletcher, Amanda Conklin and Charissa Mendez take to the stage during the school dance Feb. 11, held to raise money for the physical education program. Photo by L. Furtner

Cedar Bluff Middle School students defeated 12 other schools from around the region on Feb. 5 to win the East Tennessee Science Bowl. The team included teacher Catherine Jennings, students Karan Goyal, Molly Griffin, Sanat Mulay, Thomas Nipper and teacher Charlotte Jennings. Not pictured is student Kendall Kempton. Photo by N. Lester ects on display in the library all this week. ■ Karns Elementary

School PTA will meet 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in the east library.


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A-6 • FEBRUARY 21, 2011 • WEST SIDE SHOPPER-NEWS Myra Horn on the University of Alabama campus in 1967. As a student there, she became an honorary member of the Afro-American Society, a testament to her belief in equality and her courage.

Cynthia Jackson and Myra Horn became lifelong friends after meeting at Shades Valley High School in Birmingham, Ala. Jackson is pictured holding her daughter, Lydia. Photo courtesy of

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Myra Horn

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hat does courage look like? Myra Horn, a soft-spoken woman who works in administration at Webb School of Knoxville, doesn’t look like a hero, but don’t be fooled – she’s the genuine article. When her family relocated from Nashville to Birmingham, Ala., in April 1962, she summoned the courage to uphold the ideal of equality taught by her parents. Horn makes no heroic claims for herself. She points, instead, to the accomplishments of the African-American girls and boys she befriended in strife-ridden Birmingham. Let’s set the scene, and you decide. Shades Valley High School, Birmingham, 1966: Horn is a senior. In a speech she gave at Webb in 2008, she recalled an incident that became a “defining moment”: “I was 17 and went in my senior high school physics class for the first time to find all the white kids lined up against the walls around the room, and a lone black girl sitting at a desk in the center of the room. I took another look around, then went over and sat in a desk next to this girl, held out my hand and said, ‘Hi, I’m Myra Horn.’ She put out her hand, we shook and she said, ‘Hi, I’m Cynthia Ann Jackson.’ … I did what I had been raised to do – acknowledge that all people are, indeed, created equal in the eyes of God and should be in the eyes of man.” Jackson was one of “three brave black girls” who integrated the high school during the 1966-1967 school year, Horn said, and she and Jackson have been “best buds” since that day. Back in Nashville, Horn had known only all-white churches, schools and neighborhoods. The move to Birmingham was “like being picked up and set on an alien planet.” Like all big cities, Nashville in the ’60s was struggling with its own racial issues. But Birmingham was a world apart from anything Horn had experienced, home to the brutal police chief “Bull” Connor and a cauldron of Klan activity. Horn describes her family’s reaction to Birmingham as “beyond appalled.” She recalls hearing a local resident say on televi-

Myra Horn today with a treasured collection of rings from the 1960s. The self-described “aging hippie” courageously put her beliefs into action as a young woman in Alabama. Photo by L. Van Guilder

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sion one day: “If I ain’t better’n no nigger, who am I better of?” Horn and her twin sister, Leah, were close to the ages of the four young girls killed in September 1963 when a bomb planted by Klan members exploded at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. The

The first appointment CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton I left you behind in Crete for this reason, so that you should put in order what remained to be done, and should appoint elders in every town, as I directed you . … (Titus 1: 5)


remember the mother of five who watched her only son pack to move away to take a job in another city. She told me later that she felt he was no more ready to strike off on his own than her youngest, who was 8, was able to drive off in the car. But the mother smiled and waved bravely as she watched him leave.

I watch the new ordinands at Annual Conference every year, frequently (though not always) young and starry-eyed. They receive their appointments and are sent out to preach the Gospel, to tend the flock, to administer the affairs of the local church. I wonder if they have any idea. …

blast shook the First Baptist Church where her family was attending that morning. A few years later, Horn’s first visit to the Birmingham home of her new friend, Cynthia, furthered her education on racial inequities. Today, she compares the setting to “the Bottoms,” the notorious neighborhood

And I marvel at Paul, who would plant a church and leave a young colleague behind to “put in order what remained to be done.” Churches are not easy organizations to lead. Ask any pastor. This is true across the board, for many reasons, I think. First, churches tend to be made up of people. That is a big problem, right there. Because people are sinners, every last one of us, and even sinners saved by grace occasionally forget the grace part and think we did it all on our own. Churches are unwieldy, they are unpredictable, they are full of high expectations, their mission is formidable, and did I mention they are made up of people? So Paul deposited Titus on the island of Crete, in a new church, full of brand new Christians, then leaves

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depicted in the late ’80s’ television show “In the Heat of the Night.” “The only white people who had ever been there were official people – police and firemen,” Horn said. Horn and Jackson both attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa their first two years in college. There she made more black friends and joined marches against segregation. “We’d march from campus to downtown Tuscaloosa, then gather in the square to sing ‘We Shall Overcome’ while good old boys in their pickups with their gun racks would circle around us,” Horn said in her 2008 speech. Her father managed the local Baptist bookstore and often welcomed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the establishment. When King was assassinated, Horn, who was an honorary member of the Afro-American Society, started searching for her friends on the Tuscaloosa campus. “Two huge black guys” at first barred her from entering the society’s building. Eventually, another black friend, Moses, got her in. “I sat there with them all day watching the news coverage and crying – the only white person given this honor and privilege,” she recalls. Interspersed with the drama were lighter moments at Tuscaloosa. One day Horn was called into the presence of “Mammy Morgan,” a dorm mother from Lowndes County, Miss. Morgan told her that no decently-raised white girl would behave as she did. Horn replied that she’d “match her upbringing” to Morgan’s “any day.” Cynthia Jackson became Dr. Cynthia Jackson, earning a doctorate in microbiology. Horn is godmother to Jackson’s daughter, Lydia. Of her choice to join others in putting what she had been taught into practice, Horn admits they were often afraid. Although she was blessed with something rare for the times, an upbringing that stressed the equality of all races, she and her friends had to overcome fear as great as any encountered on the battlefield. So, take another look at the face of that young woman posed demurely in front of the oak tree. Take a look at the face of courage. Contact Larry Van Guilder at

him, with instructions to “do the rest,” including appointing elders. We aren’t sure of Titus’ age, but my guess is that he was a whippersnapper compared to the “elders” he was about to appoint. Paul wanted elders set apart, selected from the older men. They should be men of experience (not a bad idea), men who were indigenous to the community, who would provide wisdom, who would teach, who would lead the older men. And young Titus was to choose the leaders. Also Titus was to lead the leaders. And he was to teach the young men. One wonders if he stood at the port, feeling abandoned, as he watched Paul’s ship sail away across the Mediterranean. Did he turn and gaze on the Island of Crete with trepidation? We know Titus had been with

Paul on the trip to Jerusalem when Paul’s apostleship was first recognized by the leaders of the baby church. We know that he was a Gentile convert to Christianity and that Paul resisted all efforts by the Jewish Christians to insist that he be circumcised. It is clear that Paul trusted him implicitly. Paul’s letter to Titus reminds him to teach the structures of a wellorganized family household, and to encourage good works, as a product of faith – an outgrowth of the joy of the knowledge of Christ. Not, it behooves us to note, as brownie points toward salvation (a fact we tend to lose sight of, even now). Titus was to teach the people of Crete that Christian love flows in and through the believer, eventually splashing over onto everyone he meets. May it be so, even today.

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Majors’ landmark games TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West


he column a few weeks ago about defining games in Bill Battle’s time at Tennessee sparked several questions from younger readers. Most had something to do with Johnny Majors and what happened next. This much is required background: Majors is in all the halls of fame that matter. He is a legend. It says so in the second chapter of my second book. It was inevitable that Majors would coach at Tennessee. His father was a spectacular example and John was the first son from what became the state’s most famous football family. He was an All-American Volunteer, one tough, talented and smart tailback who followed great blocking through that unforgettable 1956 season to Southeastern Conference player of the year honors and runner-up for the Heisman. It seemed certain that he would be a success as Tennessee coach. He was a winner elsewhere under what appeared to be more difficult circumstances, up from the ashes

at Iowa State and Pitt, all the way up to a national championship. Tennessee was in decline but not at the disaster level at the end of the Battle era, when Majors finally got the call. Repairing what was broken took a while, longer than expected. Majors thought the cupboard was bare. Some of us didn’t think the talent was terrible. Jimmy Streater, Reggie Harper, Robert Shaw, Brent Watson, Jim Noonan, Greg Jones, Roland James and Craig Colquitt were in the house. Even when Majors teams eventually won titles, consistency was rare. In fact, inconsistency was a trademark. There was a hint of things to come in his third season, 1979. The Vols lost to Rutgers 13-7 in a shocking upset. One week later, they clobbered Notre Dame. Hubert Simpson scored four touchdowns. The Irish sped out of town. Three years later, one of the defining games of Majors’ career occurred on the third Saturday in October. At long last Tennessee defeated Alabama. It was 35-28, a glorious rebellion after just 11 years of abuse. Even that was trial

by fire. In the closing minutes, the Tide drove goalward as if to break more hearts. Didn’t happen. Lee Jenkins tipped a pass and Mike Terry intercepted. After that came dancing in the streets. The losing streak was not all Majors’ fault. Battle lost the first six. With Paul “Bear� Bryant gone, Tennessee won four in a row. The 1983 victory in Birmingham, 4134, was a new experience for young Alabama fans. Alan Cockrell hit 80-yard bombs to Lenny Taylor and Clyde Duncan. Majors recorded several significant victories in 1985, including Tennessee 38, Auburn 20. The Tigers and Bo Jackson came in ranked No. 1. What a season that turned out to be, capped by the highlight of Majors’ 16 years, Tennessee 35, Miami 7 in the Sugar Bowl. The head coach shared credit with Ken Donahue’s great defensive scheme that gathered four interceptions and two fumbles and sacked the quarterback seven times. Other Majors landmarks: Tennessee 21, Auburn 14. Key victory in the 11-1 season of 1989. Tennessee 31, Arkansas 27 in the 1990 Cotton Bowl. Vols averaged 8.4 per rush with Chuck Webb setting the pace with 250 yards. Alvin Harper finally stopped the Razorbacks by fielding an onsides kick with 1:23 remaining. Tennessee 45, Florida 3 that October. Gators’ new coach, Steve Spurrier, an East Tennessean, got an entirely different perspective of East Tennessee.

Johnny Majors File photo by Jake Mabe Tennessee 23, Virginia 22 in the 1991 Sugar Bowl. Vols trailed by 19 in the second half and caught up with 31 seconds remaining. QB Andy Kelly was named most outstanding player. Tony Thompson gained 151 yards and scored the winning TD. Tennessee 35, Notre Dame 34 the following autumn, the miracle in South Bend, was another defining game. Want to talk about the luck of the Irish under the Golden Dome? The Vols rallied from 31-7 deficit. As great as was the comeback, it couldn’t have happened without the Orangemen being awful in the first half. They looked dead in the water just before intermission but Darryl Hardy blocked a field goal. Floyd Miley found the bouncing ball and ran 85 yards. Late in the game, the Vols got the

lead and staved off two Notre Dame dying threats. A last-second field goal failed. A diving Jeremy Lincoln flew past the placement only to have the low kick hit his rump. Alas, there were different defining moments in 1992. Majors rushed back to work from heart surgery and got trapped in a threegame tailspin. The team that had whipped Georgia and Florida while he was away suffered a discouraging loss at South Carolina. It was a crushing blow that finalized the decision to change coaches. Majors accepted a buyout and resigned the following Friday, the most controversial day in Tennessee football history. John Majors really is Chapter 2 in Marvin West’s second book, “Legends of the Tennessee Vols.� Signed copies are available by mail from WESTCOM, P.O. Box 38, Maynardville, TN 37807. The cost is $25.

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t’s hard for me to browse through the electronics section of the large retailers in our area with their myriad offerings – Blue-Ray disk players, surround sound and the latest innovation of adapting 3-D technology to television – without thinking about my first experience with TV. The year was 1951, and although most of the villagers had read about the new technology, very few had actually seen a “television set� as they were called, and even fewer had any idea of what to expect from this new invention. These new curiosities were stocked by the large Knoxville retailers, but in the ConcordFarragut area there was only one source – Ray Hobbs’ electronics. Ray’s operation was run out of a converted mobile home where half the area was used as a sales and repair shop, and the other half served as the family residence. Ray had a monopoly on both sales and service, and since the sets often needed repairs, most people preferred to purchase from Ray rather than the Knoxville retailers because of convenience. Ray also offered another service that was quite unique. If your set was being repaired, you were welcome to come to his shop and watch TV while he worked. He had several chairs set up for that purpose, and it also served as a gathering place for neighbors. In reflecting on Ray’s service, I am not sure he had any formal tech-

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Student creates ‘Brainbows’ after brain surgery This time last year, Lindsey Troop was returning to Farragut Intermediate School after having surgery to remove an AVM (arteriovenous malformation) in her brain.

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Last week she began designing hair bows and headbands called ‘Brainbows’ to raise money for the Aneurysm and AVM Foundation. Lindsey raised $70 in her first few days of business, selling the bows for $3 to $5 each. The ordeal oddly began with laughter. Lindsey was laughing so hard that she got a sudden headache that made her sick. It was treated as a migraine for a week until a CT scan (AP) revealed an AVM and hemorrhage. “At first, I was really, really mad,” said Lindsey. “I kept saying, why me? Why do I have to have brain surgery?” Farragut Primary School student Baylor Clinton delivers valenLindsey said her mom, tines during a party in teacher Carrie Sweet’s kindergarten class. Susan Troop, was brave and it made her be brave. Her mother told her, “We all have a story to tell. This is yours.” Last week, on a creative whim making a bouquet of ribbon flowers, Lindsey decided the flowers would make a pretty hair bow, and she wore one to school. Friends wanted one and a business began. Lindsey’s dad, who produces on-air graphics for HGTV, designed her logo and poster, and older sister Kaley thought up the name. Her younger sister, Rylee, Farragut Primary School student Cooper Scarbrough gives wants to help make bows, mom, Michelle, a Valentine’s Day nose rub at a “pink pancake” but mom is saying no to the breakfast in Becky Potter’s kindergarten class. Farragut Intermediate School 5th grader Lindsey Troop shows the “Brainbows” she created to raise money for the Aneurysm and AVM Foundation. Photos by L. Furtner

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Valentine dance at Farragut Middle supports hearts Laura Byrd, teacher and sponsor of the Farragut Middle School Service League, said the group raised $500 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event at the Valentine’s Day dance Feb. 14. FMS faculty assisting with the dance included FMS Service League sponsor Laura Byrd, co-sponsor Mark Taylor, Natasha Cass, Reid Brewer, Brooke Partin, and school principal Heather Karnes. Disc jockey and lighting services were provided by Life of the Party and about 300 students attended.

Farragut Primary School students Sydney Brennan (front) and Abby Hale enjoy a pancake breakfast in their “jammies” in Carrie Sweet’s kindergarten class.

ate School PTA will host a community Family Fun Night, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25. Activities will include: an inflatable section with several structures, crafts, Premier Marshall Arts demonstrating how to “chop” boards, and PuttPutt Golf and Games will set-up miniature golf. PTA Family Fun Night Upcoming Family Fun chair Mary Nussbaum said Night for community tickets are 50 cents each, Farragut Intermedi- and crafts and games will

cost 1-3 tickets per activity. Tickets can also be used for the auction and bake-sale items. Admission to the inflatable section requires an $8 wristband. Local businesses and bakeries have donated items and services for an auction and bake sale. Food will be available from Chik-fil-A and Mario’s Pizza. Meals include chips, a drink and either 8-count nuggets or two slices of pizza for $6.

Trey Byrd motivates his peers By Valorie Fister He isn’t just the Hardin Valley Academy football captain, although that role along with his 3.7 GPA may very well land him a pretty sweet college scholarship. Trey Byrd is also the senior spokesperson for the Healthy Hawks Team, a group of HVA students and teachers dedicated to promoting good health among peers and adults alike. “I like it,” Byrd said of his leadership role. “It gives me the opportunity to bring attention to issues that are important.” Each week, Byrd is granted room on the school’s website to outline a healthy tip or trend. He also works on other health projects around school such as the installation of a rack of self-help pamphlets giving information on everything from fighting addictions to finding mental health professionals. Byrd is also helping with the upcoming Hardin Valley Academy Health Fair on Feb. 24-25. From 3-7 p.m. on Feb. 24, the PTSA will sponsor a “Knowledge is Power” event in the atrium. More than 80 health vendors will be there including The Rush, UT Mobile Mammography and Jenny Craig Drive4Life. The event is open to the public and there will be free screenings for breast cancer,

Hardin Valley Academy senior Trey Byrd is interested in the health of his fellow students. Photo by Valorie Fister

hearing, bone density, vision and more. There will also be extra sessions on test anxiety, life choices, fitness, safe driving and safe prescription drug use. In his weekly writings for the school’s website, Byrd focuses on topics he hears his fellow students talking about. One week he wrote about the dangers of skipping lunch and binge eating at night. Another week he emphasized getting good sleep and avoiding caffeine. “I heard all day long ‘I can’t wait to get home and take a nap,’ ” Byrd said. “I asked someone, ‘How much sleep did you get last night?’ They said ‘Four hours.’ ” Byrd said teens who are often up late studying or waking early for morning classes should make sure they are getting a minimum of seven hours of sleep each night. He’s regularly approached by friends who like to tell him they read his Internet posts or just want to talk fitness. Byrd also writes about additional health issues such as texting

and driving. His answer to that one is: “Don’t.” “Mom and Dad will take the keys and I’m not going to push it,” Byrd said with a grin. Byrd’s parents, Jeff and Dena Byrd, also have two other children who attend Karns schools. Byrd’s 13-yearold sister, Peyton, attends Karns Middle School, and his 5-year-old sister, Bailey, will be attending kindergarten at Karns next year. Byrd himself attended Karns High School his freshman year. The football and fitness guru is looking at a number of colleges. He’s interested in the medical field, with an emphasis on radiology. Byrd has already been offered a football scholarship from Kentucky’s Lindsey Wilson College. He has a list of others he is also interested in, including the University of Tennessee. If he attends UT, Byrd said he would hope for an academic scholarship. But until his senior year is complete, he’ll will be busy with his studies and promoting health and fitness. “As a part of the Healthy School Team, the student body needed to be reminded of health initiatives,” said assistant principal George Ashe, who works with Byrd on the team. “He’s done a wonderful job with healthy hints.”

‘Nixon in China’ is an experience By Jake Mabe

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So I watched “Nixon in China,” the stunning, curious opera by John Adams, seen the way it should be – in living HD – on a big screen at Regal Cinema West Town Mall yesterday. (The only thing better, of course, would be experiencing it at the Met itself.) And this is an opera to be experienced. I still don’t know what I think about it. One thing is certain. Adams and that whirling dervish of a director, Peter Sellars, who has the most colorful coif since Don King, have produced the most important American opera since “Porgy and Bess.” In the current Met production, James Maddalena sings Nixon in the role that he created in the opera’s 1987 debut in Houston.

Janis Kelly plays a sympathetic Pat Nixon, Russell Baun is Chou En-lai, Robert Brubaker is Mao Tse-tung, Kathleen Kim is Chiang Ch’ing (Madame Mao) and Richard Paul Fink is Henry Kissinger. Composer Adams also conducts. The action is centered around Nixon’s historic 1972 visit to China. The best scene is the rather faithfully adapted meeting between Nixon and Mao. Nixon tries to talk pragmatic politics; Mao mumbles in generalities. The worst scene is the opera-withinan-opera in which Kissinger is reduced to a strutting buffoon. It isn’t Fink’s fault; he does a superb job with what is scripted. For some reason, Adams decided that Kissinger would provide the comic relief and it doesn’t work.

Watching “Nixon in China” made me think of the work of composer Philip Glass. Maybe it’s its minimalism. Maybe it’s because I downloaded and listened to Glass’s “Violin Concerto No. 2” just before viewing the opera. I don’t know. I do know that I’m glad I saw it. The second act is the weakest link, but the third act, also surreal, nearly redeems the mistake, as the main characters muse on mortality, reality and whatmight-have-beens. An encore HD presentation of “Nixon in China” will be presented Wednesday, March 2. The best book to date on Nixon’s 1972 trip, by the way, is Margaret MacMillan’s “Nixon and Mao: The Week that Changed the World.”



Church Street United Methodist offers senior care By Natalie Lester Child care services are plentiful in Knoxville, but one downtown church offers care for a different age group – senior citizens. “It’s a place for seniors who need a safe place to stay during the day and who want to be around other people with activities to keep them busy,” said Judith Winters, director of Kay Senior Care Center. At Church Street United Methodist on Henley Street, Winters and her team provide entertainment, activities and supervision for adults 55 and older. Winters said they currently care for four to 10 adults a day, but can handle up to 12. “A lot of the families say our students seem happier to be with other people. They notice a difference in them wanting to be active, not to mention the caregivers report great stress relief with a few hours off.” A typical day begins with coffee, discussion about current events and reminiscing activities. As the morning progresses, the group tran-

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CHURCH NOTES Special Services ■ Fellowship Church, 8000 Middlebrook Pike, will host GriefShare on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Get support from the group while recovering from a loss and rebuilding your life. Registration: Laura, 470-9800. ■ 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

sitions to arts and crafts, games, pet therapy or intergenerational activities with the children in the church. The kitchen staff prepares lunch, and a short rest period follows the meal. The group will host guests, take a walk or enjoy other activities until they begin leaving around 4 p.m. There is a daily fee for the services, but financial assistance is available. Participants are also required to have a doctor assessment, as well as one with the program, before they are accepted. “It doesn’t usually take that long to get enrolled and involved,” Winters said. The program has been serving the community since 1989. Winters joined the team nine years ago. She originally thought she wanted to work in child education but soon discovered her love for working with seniors after volunteering at a nursing home. “I never would have thought this is where I would be, but now I can’t imagine doing anything else,” she said. For more information or to begin the enrollment pro-

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.

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:

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

Chris Edmonds, director of Yoke Ministries, leads the monthly potluck Bible study at Grace Covenant Baptist on Dutchtown Road last Wednesday. The next lunch is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 8. Photo by N. Lester

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cess, call the Kay Center at 521-0289. The program is li-

Brotherhood of St. Andrew” 7-8 a.m. each Thursday for prayer and study. Info: www.

Youth ■ 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. ■ Concord Christian School is now enrolling for the 2011/2012 school year. Info: 288-1617. ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will begin registration for summer and the 2011-2012 school year sessions of preschool and Parent’s Day Out at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 2. Info: Lori or Lisa, 531-2052.

Toward that end, you’ll want to start by learning a few of the estate plan basics, such as these commonly used tools: ■ Will – For most people, a will is probably the most essential estate-planning document. Regardless of the size of your estate, you need a will to ensure that your assets and personal belongings will be distributed according to your wishes. If you die intestate (without a will), your belongings will be distributed to your “heirs” as defined by state laws – and these distributions may not be at all what you had in mind. ■ Living trust – A simple will may not be sufficient for your needs. Consequently, you may want to design a living trust, which provides you with more flexibility in distributing assets. For example, you could direct your living trust to disperse assets to your children or grandchildren at specific ages. Also, a living trust makes it possible for your assets to be distributed without going through the often time-consuming, and public, probate process.

$5 for children 10 and under or $30 per family. The basket auction will be 6-8 p.m. Additional prizes will be dinner at Club LeConte, tickets to Ripley’s Aquarium and movie tickets. All proceeds support the missions and activities of the youth group. Info: 690-1060. ■ Central UMC, 201 Third Ave., will hold a children’s clothing and toy consignment and bake sale Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, with a consignorsonly pre-sale Thursday, March 3. Consignors are currently being accepted for a $10 registration fee. Deadline to register is Tuesday, March 1: e-mail kanoak@knoxcentralumc. org or call 363-3103. Info: html.

Rec programs ■ First Farragut UMC, 12733 Kingston Pike, invites everyone to “Wednesday Night Live,” 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. each Wednesday. Enjoy a homecooked 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 energyefficient lights for their upstairs hallway. Info: www.

Discussion on chronic homelessness Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will host a special dinner 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23. Guest speakers Grant Standefer and Jessica Bocangel from Compassion Coalition will explain the major points of the Mayor’s Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. Everyone is invited. Barbecue will be served by Bernie’s BBQ. Cost is $5 adults, $3 per child and no more than $16 per family. RSVP: 690-1060.

Fundraisers ■ The youth at Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, will hold their annual Spaghetti Supper and Basket Auction 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in the family life center. Tickets are $10 adults,

Financial Focus Brush up on your estate plan basics During your lifetime, you make a lot of moves to provide financial security to your loved ones. You put away money for college for your children. You save and invest for your own retirement so that you won’t burden your grown children with significant expenses. And Wendy you purchase adequate Schopp life insurance to enable your family to maintain its lifestyle should anything happen to you. Yet, if you’re going to help preserve your family’s financial well-being after you’re gone, you also need to take one additional step: Create an estate plan.

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The second annual Knoxville Coupon Fair will be held 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 26, at Faith UMC, 1120 Dry Gap Pike. Attendance is free and child care will be provided. Local coupon and money saving experts will be present to give one-on-one attention to participants. Instructional handouts will be provided for those new to couponing. Participants are encouraged to bring extra coupons and “freebies” to trade. Info: E-mail Gabrielle Blake at

■ Beneficiary designations – Over time, your life may change in many ways, through marriage, remarriage, children, stepchildren and so on. That’s why it’s important to periodically update your beneficiary designations on your insurance policies and retirement accounts, such as your IRA and 401(k). These designations are powerful and can even supersede the instructions left in your will or living trust, so it’s essential that you’ve got the right people listed as your beneficiaries. ■ Irrevocable life insurance trust – Depending on the size of your estate, your heirs may ultimately have to pay estate taxes, though the estate tax laws have been in flux in recent years and may continue to evolve. If estate taxes are a concern, you may want to take steps to alleviate them, such as establishing an irrevocable life insurance trust, under which you’d transfer a life insurance policy out of your estate and have the trust distribute the proceeds to the beneficiaries you’ve chosen. ■ Power of attorney – A power of attorney allows you to appoint a person (an “Attorney-in-Fact” or “Agent”) to handle your affairs if you can’t do so yourself. ■ Health care directive – A health care directive allows you to name someone to make health care decisions on your behalf, should you become physically or mentally incapacitated. Estate planning can be complex, so you’ll need to work with your tax, legal and financial advisors to make the arrangements that are appropriate for your needs. It may take some time to develop your estate plan, but it’s well worth the effort. For more information on investing, contact Wendy Schopp at Edward Jones Investments, 671-1318.

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Area teams in district tourney action For some the season ends, others advance By Greg Householder

For many area high school basketball teams it was “win or go home.” District tournament action began last week. Prior to tournament play beginning, many squads had unfinished regular season business to complete. In girls play on Feb. 10: Farragut downed CAK 6045, Central fell to Campbell County 72-56 and Halls topped Sevier County 4037. In boys action: Farragut beat CAK 74-57, Central thumped Campbell County 106-69 and Halls fell to Sevier County 74-68. In girls games on Feb. 11: Hardin Valley Academy topped Karns 68-50, Grace Christian Academy fell to Anderson County 35-18, West beat Cleveland 47-26, Farragut topped Bearden 48-30, Central fell to Fulton 57-45, Halls rolled over Clinton 64-35 and Powell fell to Oak Ridge 62-35. In boys play: West beat Cleveland 71-62, Grace topped Anderson County 66-63, Central beat Fulton 84-72, Halls topped Clinton 64-61, Bearden downed Farragut 74-47, Karns beat HVA 67-58 and Powell fell to Oak Ridge 75-55. In girls play on Feb. 12, Karns’ D’Andre Harris duels with a Powell Panther in District CAK fell to Elizabethton 3-3A action last Tuesday. Photo by Greg Householder


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and Catholic beat Notre Dame 47-28. In boys action, CAK topped Elizabethton 7256 and Catholic beat Notre Dame 47-37. In nontournament action last Monday, the CAK girls topped Scott 50-48 while the Warrior boys fell 56-48. The Bearden boys mauled Carter 80-58. In last Monday’s District 3-3A play-in games, the Central girls sent Clinton home 75-47 while Powell’s girls did the same to Karns 63-44. The HVA boys squeaked by Campbell County 73-72 and Clinton sent the Halls boys packing 56-53. In Division II-A East/ Middle regional action, the Webb boys’ season ended at the hands of Ezell-Harding 54-44. In last Tuesday’s tournament action, the Webb girls beat the Webb School of Bell Buckle 56-15 in Division II-A East/Middle regional action. The Gibbs girls’ season ended at the hands of Union County 5745 in District 3-2A play-in action. The William Blount girls sent Catholic home 5249 in District 4-3A tournament action. The Bearden girls beat Heritage 54-43 also in District 4-3A play. The Grace girls’ season ended against Sweetwater in District 3-1A action. In boys play last Tuesday, Gibbs’ season ended with a 60-49 loss to Union Coun-

Catholic’s Clare Conaty goes up for a layup under the basket in District 4-3A action tournament game against William Blount. Photo by Justin Acuff

ty in District 3-2A play. In District 3-3A Karns sent Powell home 66-58. Last Wednesday, the HVA girls ended Powell’s season 55-27 and Halls sent Central home 63-46 in District 3-3A play. Far-

ragut’s boys beat William Blount 68-49. District tournament play continued through the weekend and ends early this week. Results of the weekend games were unavailable at press time.

‘Sister act’ may boost Farragut softball By Travis Cabage Farragut High School softball will be in the hunt for a district title this season. The Admirals lost one of the best players in the state from last year’s team, Stephanie Harris, who was named the PrepXtra Player of the Year. An All-State nominee her senior year, Harris signed with the University of Virginia. Megan Harris, Stephanie’s younger sister, steps in to take her place. As a junior, Harris recorded a .607 batting average and scored 56 runs. She also set single season records for Farragut in home runs, runs batted in, triples and doubles. Stephanie will be joining her sister at Virginia this fall.

The Admirals also return center fielder Madison Gray. In 2010, Gray hit .442, scored 39 runs and stole 23 bases. Overall, Farragut has a good mix of experience to complement newcomers. “We’re actually spread real even,” said head coach David Moore. “It’s as equal a blend of players as we’ve had in a long time.” One weakness will be pitching. The Admirals return Kaci Murr, who won 26 games and struck out 164 batters en route to an All-KIL nomination. Murr, however, is not a dominant pitcher, and the Admirals will have to look elsewhere to even out the defense. “Kaci is not overpow-

ering, but she gives us a chance to win,” said Moore. “Without an overpowering pitcher, we’re going to have to be solid defensively.” The Admirals must successfully navigate a tough schedule if they hope to improve on last season’s 27-13 record and second place finish in the district. Defending champion William Blount, Maryville and Heritage will provide strong tests. Farragut also plays Karns and Gibbs, teams consistently atop their respective districts. “There are a lot of big games on the schedule,” said Moore. “Our district will be tough, but I think we’re going to be in the middle of the district race.”

Jiu-jitsu teaches self-defense, humility and respect By Travis Cabage Mixed martial arts have burst onto the sports and entertainment scene in the last 10 years. The Ultimate Fighting Championship brand has become familiar to fans across the country. This trend has found its way to West Knox County. Shield Systems Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts recently moved from Lenoir City to its new home at the D1 Sports Training Facility in Hardin Valley. Shield Systems offers two unique classes, one for ages 6 to 12, a second for ages 13 and up. The senior class even has students who are in their mid-40s. Assistant instructor Scott Holtzman says the age difference doesn’t matter because all involved respect one another. “We have a great atmosphere,” said Holtzman. “Nobody is out to hurt each other in class. We all have a mutual understanding. Lead instructor and former marine Ben Harrison teaches his students the basics of self-defense and discipline. These traits are the cornerstones of jiu-jitsu, along with humility and perseverance.

Students at the Shield Systems Jiu-Jitsu class held at D1 Sports Training learn the basic grappling holds. Photo by T. Cabage “There’s no fluff with us. We’re not out for just money and giving out belts,” said Holtzman. “We want to do things the right way and teach kids how to carry themselves.” Holtzman says jiu-jitsu is starting to replace karate as the most popular form of self-defense. Jiu-jitsu is superior to karate, he says, because it teaches students how to handle real-life situations. According to Holtzman, the media has fostered misconceptions about mixed

martial arts, Many spectators consider the sport to be violent and brutal. “I always tell people that the hardest part about mixed martial arts is walking through the front door,” Holtzman said. “Some people say ‘Oh, I can’t hang with those guys’ or ‘I’m going to get beat up’. It’s really not like that.” Anyone interested but hesitant about trying out jiu-jitsu is invited to come by and watch the class for free.


Wolves take tough road to title By Ken Lay West Valley Middle School’s girls basketball team is no stranger to playing in championship games. The Wolves have played in eight title games in the last nine seasons and are always among the county’s elite teams. West Valley made its mark again in the 2011 James A. Ivey Jr. Memorial Middle School Basketball Tournament. This time, West Valley shocked the local middle school basketball world by upsetting top-seeded Farragut 23-22 in the championship game at Karns on Feb. 10. The Wolves pulled upsets over the Admirals, the host Beavers and Holston to claim the championship team as the seventh seed. West Valley is the first No. 7 seed to win the tourney since Karns took the title in 2006. “We had to beat the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 1 seed, and it wasn’t an easy road,” West Valley coach Alex Comer said. “These 15 young ladies are a special group that really like each other. “It was a great ride, and I’ve been around basketball my whole life because I’m a coach’s kid. This is the most fun that I’ve ever had in basTournament MVP Olivia Pheifer cuts down the net after the ketball.” The Wolves, who finished Wolves become the first seven seed to win the title since 2006. Photos by J. Acuff third in last season’s tour-

nament, opened their tournament run with a home victory over Carter before upsetting the county’s top three teams. In the championship contest, West Valley got six points from MVP Olivia Pfeifer, while All-Tourney standout Sue-Yun Kim added five. Comer said his team’s accomplishment hasn’t quite set in, but he admits that the story the Wolves wrote was an epic saga. “This is a great league with great coaches,” he said. (Holston’s) Todd (Atkins) texted me after we beat Holston and congratulated me. (Farragut’s) Chris Cavalaris did the same thing after we won the championship. “Those guys are both class acts and you can count the number of league games that Chris has lost on one hand.” Comer added that his team has a great chemistry. “It’s easy to come to practice every day when you’re playing basketball with your friends,” Comer said. Farragut got a big game from its three captains. Anna Woodford led all scorers with nine points. Miranda Burt had eight points, and Kristen Freeman had five. West Valley’s Tamia McCormick was named to the All-Tournament team, along with Pfeifer, Freeman, Burt,

It’s perfection for Bruins basketball By Ken Lay Bearden Middle School’s boys basketball team has completed the perfect season. The Bruins culminated their spotless campaign with a 41-31 victory over Whittle Springs recently at the Thomas L. Duff Gymnasium at Karns Middle School. The victory netted Bearden its first perfect season in school history. The Bruins (22-0) didn’t, however, have an easy time with the second-seeded Warriors. Bearden trailed 26-25 headed to the final six minutes of the season. “I think that might’ve been the second time that we were down going into the fourth quarter,” Bearden coach Ben Zorio said. “We played Whittles early in the season, and I knew they were a tough team. The championship game was truly a prize fight as the Bruins and Warriors exchanged punches in an epic tilt that no one will

soon forget. Bearden held a 14-12 lead after the first quarter before playing an uneven and sluggish second quarter. The Bruins held a 2018 halftime lead, despite some offensive struggles. “Early on, our half-court offense wasn’t very good,” Zorio said. That, coupled with some hot outside shooting from Warriors guard Chase Hamilton, kept things close. Hamilton scored nine of his 15 points in the first half and hit four 3-pointers in the contest. After halftime, the Bruins continued to struggle, but some timely shooting and tenacious defense enabled the top seed to take control in the fourth quarter. Guard Alex Kerr had just three points all night, but his fourth-quarter long-range jumper was the play that changed the complexion of the game. “That was a big three that Alex hit for us,” Zorio said. Bearden also got some

Guard play helped Bruins to perfection By Travis Cabage For a team to go undefeated, a lot of things have to work. The Bearden Middle School Bruins went 22-0 this season thanks to excellent teamwork and even a little luck. The unselfish play of guards Will Morrow and Alex Kerr was crucial to Bearden’s success. They combined to average just eight points per game, but their main contributions didn’t show up in the box score. “They provided the intangibles for our team,” said head coach Ben Zorio. Kerr had the fewest turnovers for the Bruins, even

though, as point guard, he handled the ball more than any other player. He also was among the team leaders in assists and shot 70 percent from the free-throw line. His teamwork was a factor not reflected on the stat sheet. “He’s one of the most unselfish players I have ever coached,” said Zorio. “So many times he hardly took a shot.” Zorio described Morrow as “just a terrific, all-around player.” He led the team in assists with four per game. Just like his teammate, he was successful behind the free-throw line, shooting 76 percent for the year.

transition baskets from Jordan Anderson, who sealed the win with three late layups. “We were 6-of-9 from the field and 3-for-4 from the line in the fourth quarter, and our lockdown man-to-man defense was phenomenal,” Zorio said. Anderson had a gamehigh 17 points, and tournament Most Valuable Player Yasmond Fenderson finished with 16 to help Bearden achieve the second undefeated campaign in a decade. Only Northwest had accomplished that feat in the last 10 years. “I told the kids before the game that we were playing for something bigger than us,” Zorio said. “I don’t know if we’ll ever see another team like this because the league is so competitive. “But these kids are great players and great kids. What we did says a lot about their athletic ability. But it says even more about their character.”

and Pfeifer made the team, along with Bearden’s Alexondria McKinney, Brittany Scott (Karns), Lacy Cantrell (Karns) and Jakayia Fain of Northwest.

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The Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble will hold open auditions for new members 4 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Dancers Studio, 4216 Sutherland Ave. Any West Valley downs Tennessee resident age 8-14 can audition with a preFarragut for third pared, original, one-minute dance composition without Austin Duncan and Grif- music demonstrating modern dance and ballet techfin DeLong each scored six niques. TCDE performs nationally. Info: Amy or Irena, points to lead the defend- 584-9636. ing champion Wolves to a 25-18 victory over the Ad- Works by Peter Sarkisian mirals in the third-place The Knoxville Museum of Art will present “Peter game on Feb. 10 at Karns. Sarkisian: Video Works, 1996-2008” through Sunday, Jake Elkins and Mat- April 24, featuring nine multimedia works. Sarkisian thew Eggert also scored will also teach workshops at Fulton and Austin-East five points each for West high schools. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. TuesValley, the tournament’s day through Thursday and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Info: third seed. Farragut’s Sam Cargo led all scorers with seven HOME points IMPROVEMENTS Farragut’s Dylan JackRoofing, Painting, Siding, Call or text 388-1752 son and Alex Long received Gutters, Flooring, Fencing, Etc. Pool openings starting at $150. All-Tournament honors 865-924-5119 Weekly maintenance, salt systems, along with Fenderson, Sam “Design Your Home Colors Online” in-ground & above-ground liners. Phillips and Anderson of Installation Professionals, references avail. the Bruins. DeLong and Eggert were the West Valley selections. Fenderson, Phillips, Anderson, DeLong, Eggert and Jackson were named to the Call regular season All-County Today! team along with Blaine Shockley of Karns, which FREE ESTIMATES! won the Carolyn Sullivan 15% OFF Cleaning Special Sportsmanship Award.

SPORTS NOTES ■ Larry Simcox Infield Camps held Monday, Feb. 21, at Diamond Baseball-Simcox Academy. Camp one, ages 7-10, 9 a.m. to noon and camp two, ages 11-14, 1-4 p.m. Info: 567-9082, e-mail lsimcoxma@ or visit www. ■ The second annual Mark Bradley, Jarvis Reado lineman camp for current 4th-7th graders will be held 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at CAK Football Field. Info: Jeff Taylor, 765-2119. ■ Spring recreational lacrosse sign ups for Knox Youth Sports, ages 9-14, excluding high school students. Games at Lakeshore Park. Guaranteed playing time, season from March 26May 21. Info: e-mail kyswc@aol. com or call 584-6403. ■ Spring recreational baseball sign ups for Knox Youth Sports, ages 3-12. Tee-ball,

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Choosy health care exec chooses Parkwest for joint replacement As Vice President of Client Services for TeamHealth’s Atlantic Southeast Region, Dianna Daugherty-Hamby is very familiar with many hospitals. When it came time to have a total hip replacement, Daugherty-Hamby chose the Parkwest Joint Center – The Retreat. Daugherty-Hamby – a nurse and an emergency room director for more than two decades – knew that for the best results from her surgery, she needed to carefully select the facility that could not only garner the best in care, but also the quickest recovery. “If anyone can be choosey with their health care, it’s me,â€? said Daugherty-Hamby. “I can honestly say, the structure of the joint replacement program at Parkwest greatly impressed me.â€? With a work territory stretching through several states, she found traveling was becoming unbearable and she could no longer sleep comfortably. The pain she experienced had steadily progressed and she knew the time had come to have her hip examined. An MRI revealed that her rheumatoid arthritis had damaged the cartilage in her hip to the point that four areas were rubbing bone-on-bone. “Many of my friends and family members in Crossville spoke highly of Parkwest,â€? said Daugherty-Hamby. “Its reputation is certainly a reection of seamless customer service. The patient education was very in-depth and no one ever dropped the ball in the delivery of my care. This is almost unheard of in even the very best of the best facilities, and it was a pleasure to have a front row seat to experience that level of care.â€? At Parkwest, she entered The Retreat’s Joint Class as part of her pre-admission process. This edu-

Walking study seeks total knee patients

Dianna Daugherty-Hamby works with many hospitals routinely as part of her job with TeamHealth’s Atlantic Region. cational session introduced her to the staff members that would be caring for her during her hospital stay. Here, she was also given a guidebook that included information on her procedure and what to expect along with places for her to keep her own notes and appointment information. David, her husband of seven years, was not only supportive of her procedure, but also heavily involved in her care. As part of The Retreat program, she was encouraged to have a “coach� by her side. Together, they attended group physical therapy with others who either had a total hip or total knee replacement that same day. The camaraderie shared in this small group setting gives patients the extra support that they need to make the most of their inpatient physical therapy. “Dianna is competitive by nature,� said David. “When I saw the patient tracking board that showcased how many steps each patient accomplished, I knew she would excel. Having the visual was a great motivation.� Daugherty-Hamby’s surgery

With her total hip replacement, Daugherty-Hamby can enjoy riding the motorcycle with her husband, David, again. was on a Monday and she was able to go straight home Wednesday after her outpatient physical therapy was scheduled. “Some people think you have to go to a transitional care facility after a joint replacement, but that’s not the case at Parkwest,â€? Retreat Coordinator Denise Duncan said. “By drawing attention to each detail, our joint replacement program expedites the healing process so patients can return to the comforts of their home more quickly.â€? Just a month out from her surgery, Hamby is already experiencing the beneďŹ ts of her total hip replacement. “I no longer have hip pain,â€? she said. “Although I have a high threshold for pain, I would often get to the verge of tears. Now,

that’s just a thing of the past.â€? With her regained comfort and mobility, she and her husband are looking forward to riding their motorcycle again – something her pain had kept them from enjoying. Those who suffer from chronic hip or knee joint pain and/or arthritis may beneďŹ t from the Joint Center. If you want to enjoy a quicker recovery in an atmosphere that treats you well each step of the way, you are an ideal candidate. To become a part of the Parkwest Joint Center – Retreat, you must be a patient of an orthopedic physician who has privileges with Parkwest Medical Center. For a listing of physicians, visit either or call 865-374-PARK.

Total joint replacement patients can go directly home from The Retreat The Parkwest Joint Center – The Retreat allows patients who have a total hip or a total knee replacement the ability to go directly home from the hospital and bypass transitional care facilities. The Retreat is a speciďŹ cally structured program that assists patients though their hospital experience. Before surgery, patients attend the Joint Class to learn what to expect and meet staff members that care for them during their hospital stay. Here, they also receive a guidebook with information speciďŹ c to their procedure, what to expect throughout their recovery and places for personal appointment information. As part of The Retreat program, patients are encouraged to have a “coachâ€? by their side. Together, they attend group physical therapy with other patients who either had a total hip or total knee replacement that same day. The camaraderie shared in

this small group setting is known for helping patients make the most of their inpatient physical therapy. “Studies show us that the quicker patients begin physical therapy after a total joint replacement, the quicker they recover,� said Parkwest Joint Retreat Coordinator Denise Duncan. “This is just one of the ways our program is so unique.� Being able to go directly home from the hospital allows patients to not only enjoy the comforts of their own home, but also regain their independence more quickly. Most patients are able to checkout of The Retreat within three days. Anyone considering joint replacement surgery may receive treatment at The Retreat if he or she is a patient of an orthopedic physician who has privileges with Parkwest Medical Center. For more information, call 865-374-PARK.

The Hip (and Knee) Place to Be

Have you had a total knee replacement and need to shape up? If so, the University of Tennessee invites you to participate in a walking study. Generally, healthy adults between the ages of 21 and 75 who want to become more active and meet certain weight requirements are eligible to apply. The program will gradually increase the number of daily walking steps from your own current levels in a structured way over the fourweek program. A pedometer will be used to track the total number of daily steps that you walk. Walking patterns will be monitored during visits to the Biomechanics Laboratory on the UT campus in Knoxville. This is a homebased and participant led study with weekly phone calls from study personnel and on-campus follow-up visits. Supervision of walking is not provided. Those interested can call Dr. Clare Milner at 865-9747667 or e-mail kneestudy@ for more information.

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Critters in the community Good news to report from the Knoxville Zoo. Geoffrey’s marmosets Willow and Newton welcomed a beautiful set of twins Feb. 6.

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Critter Tales The babies are doing great and will rely on both the mother and father to raise them. According to information released by the zoo, Geoffrey’s marmosets are a threatened species and are housed at only 28 zoos in the nation. The Knoxville

Two Geoffrey’s marmosets similar to this little cutie just added to their family at the Knoxville Zoo. Photo submitted Zoo is home to one of only 16 breeding pairs. In other local animal news, the German Shepherd Dog Club of East Tennessee and UT’s College of Veterinary Medicine will again host a “K-9 Veterans Day” to honor all dogs who have served our country, includ-

New additions to Vista Radiology Board certified radiologist Monica Kessi, M.D., and d ia g no s tic neuroradiologist Jason BrantDeen, M.D., have joined Kessi Vista Radiology P.C. Dr. Kessi will work remotely from her office in Maui, Hawaii, and Dr. Deen will work within the continental U.S.

Vista Radiology is the largest and most sub - spe cialized radiology practice in East Te n n e s see, providing Deen radiology services for nine hospitals including Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

Artist’s residency The Arts and Culture Alliance has announced availability of the next Betsy Worden Memorial Artist Residency at the Emporium Center, 100 S. Gay St. Deadline for applications is Friday, March 11. The residency includes free, exclusive access to a 10-by-10 studio. Applications can be downloaded at Info: 523-7543 or e-mail

ing military working dogs, search and rescue dogs, and therapy dogs who comfort our wounded veterans. The event will take place 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the War Dog Memorial at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, 2407 River Drive. Everyone is invited. Names of military working dogs, police dogs or deceased service dogs may be submitted for inclusion in the ceremony. Submit the information by e-mail to no later than Friday, Feb. 25. Remember to include your name, the dog’s name, service duty and tattoo number or other identifier, if applicable. Info: www.

Snow, where are you? This is another one for the “Kids Say the Darnedest Things” file. You and I may be ecstatic over the warmer temperatures and brighter days lately, but Daniel, apparently, is missing his old friend, snow. It was one of the first warm days last weekend, and Zac and I had thrown open the windows and the door to the back deck in celebration. As we enjoyed the fresh air, Daniel dug into his bedroom closet and found a toy we’d put away: a little blue sleigh with a stuffed bear sitting in it. He pushed it around on the kitchen linoleum and the hallway laminate for a while before heading toward the great outdoors. Once on the back deck, though, the little


Gluten Free Vendor Fair

■ The second annual Adopt a Rescued Rabbit month will be celebrated throughout the month of February. Info: 212-876-7700 or visit www.

Celi-ACT, a support group for families with members affected by gluten intolerance, will host its third annual Gluten Free Vendor Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the Jacobs Building at Chilhowee Park. There will be more than 40 businesses and organizations present that cater to people with gluten intolerance, as well as dietitians and pedicatric and adult gastroenterologists speaking about gluten allergies. Free samples will also be available. Children’s activities will include face painting and much more. Admission is $5 with children 13 and under admitted free. Maximum admission is $20 per family. Info: or

■ Smoky Mountain Great Danes rescue group will hold an adoption event 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at AgriFeed Pet Supply, 5716 Middlebrook Pike. Info: 5843959. ■ The fourth annual Mardi Growl Parade will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 5, beginning at the PetSafe Downtown Dog Park on the corner of Summit Hill and Central Avenue. A festival will follow from noon to 2 p.m. on Market Square. Prizes will be awarded for best costume, most volunteer spirit, petowner look-alike and best naked dog. The grand marshal will be local canine celebrity Little Brown Dog. Info: 2156599 or

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HEALTH NOTES ■ A Look Good, Feel Better Program for Women with Cancer will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at Clinton Physical Therapy Center, 1921 Charles Seivers Blvd. Enhancing appearance and self-image during cancer treatment and skin care and beauty techniques will be discussed. To register: 5841668 or Kelly Lenz, 457-1649. ■ Alternatives to amputation will be discussed during a “Lunch and Learn” noon Wednesday, March 2, at the Frank Strang Senior Center. Christopher Pollock, M.D., with Premier Surgical Associates will be speaking. Deadline to reserve a seat is Tuesday, March 1. Admission is $5 and includes lunch. ■ 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: 5236126 or visit www.ywcaknox. com.

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Dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, all sizes, shapes and colors, waiting patiently for their forever home. Rescued cats and kittens seeking committed, long term relationships, laps to curl up on and long naps in sunny locations. Already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, Feline Leukemia/FIV tested and microchipped. They know their way around a litter box too! Can't Adopt Right Now? How about sponsoring a homeless pet with a donation? AnimalWorks is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization so donations are tax deductible, greatly needed and greatly appreciated.

3377 Regal Dr. • Alcoa, Tennessee 37701 865-379-2227 • Mon-Fri 10am - 6pm • Sat 10am - 4pm We always need monetary donations & are a 501(c)3 organization. Donations are tax deductible.

■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and 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 be-

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moms101 sleigh lost its momentum. Daniel carried it back to the doorway and held up his hands. “Where’d the snow go, Mommy?” “It’s too warm for snow right now, buddy.” He looked up at the sky. “Snow, where are you?” Then, putting his hands on his hips and stomping his foot in what I hope wasn’t imitation of yours truly, he said, “Snow, come down

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Wheeler, a 12-week-old male shepherd/terrier mix puppy, is a handsome Young-Williams Animal Center resident with unusual striped markings. His personality is outstanding and he loves to play with other puppies. For such a young pup, he is a good listener. This should make training him a bit easier for his family. Wheeler is available for adoption at the main center, 3201 Division St. As the weather warms, the number of kittens and puppies coming to the center will increase. Now is the time to spay/neuter before the numbers rise. Call 866-907-SPAY (7729) for information about low-cost spay/neuter options in your area. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. The adoption center at Young-Williams Animal Village, 6400 Kingston Pike, is open daily from noon to 6 p.m. See all of the center’s adoptable animals at

reavement 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 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

Wednesday March 23. ■ “The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality and Religion in the Twenty-first A new season of the Century” by Thomas Berry Brown Bag, Green Book will be presented by Rabbi lunch and learn series Beth Schwartz from Temple begins this month at the Beth El on Wednesday, East Tennessee History April 20. Center: ■ “Living Downstream: a ■ “The Climate War PoliScientist’s Personal Investics: True Believers, Power tigation of Cancer and the Brokers and the Fight to Environment” by Sandra Save the Earth” by Eric Steingraber will be disPooley, will be presented cussed by Edye Ellis, host of by Stephen Smith, execu“The Good Life” on HGTV, tive director of Southern former anchor with WBIRAlliance for Clean Energy,

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here now!” “Mommy, snow down here now?” he looked at me and asked. At which point I was forced to admit through giggles that Mommy can do a lot of things, but controlling the weather isn’t one of them. I didn’t have the heart to break it to him that it might be a year before he sees snow again. But, before the snow situation got too intense, Daniel hit upon another plan. He grabbed his red wagon, set the sleigh and bear inside, and the ride was smooth once more. If we have another late blizzard this year, guess who I’m blaming.

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

TV and breast cancer survivor, Wednesday, May 18. ■ “The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability” by James Gustave Speth will be presented by Metro Pulse columnist Frank Cagle on Wednesday, June 15. Reading the book is optional but encouraged. Copies of the books are available at the library. Info: Emily Ellis, 2158723.

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Five years of fitness In a time when health club memberships can run more than $50 per month and not include personal training, Marmaduke offers her classes at BCCPC for $3 Marmaduke, who owns a class or $15 per month – By Greg Householder Knoxville Personal Training and the first class is free. At the end of this month, Marmaduke offers PiLLC, not only has been proRoxy Marmaduke will celebrate five years of provid- viding the community a low- lates classes at the church ing Pilates classes at Beaver impact training program, from 6:30 to 7:25 p.m. on Creek Cumberland Presby- but she has been doing it as a Tuesdays and Thursdays. She also offers classes with good deal for her clients. terian Church. a stability ball and weight training called “Double Roxy Marmaduke leads a Pilates class at Beaver Creek Cumber- Dare” at 6 p.m. on Mondays land Presbyterian Church. Photo by Greg Householder at the church.

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Opera afternoon

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The Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra will present an afternoon of opera music during the next Chamber Classics concert 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at the Bijou Theatre. Soprano Katy Williams and baritone Kevin Richard Doherty will join the chamber orchestra for this performance. Tickets start at $23.50. Info: 291-3310 or

■ March 4: First Friday ■ April 1: First Friday ■ April 1-3: Rhythm ’N Blooms, Dogwood Arts ■ April 9: Rossini Festival, Gay Street, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. ■ April 15-17: Dogwood Arts Festival Market Square Art Fair ■ April 19-30: Knoxville Botanical Gardens’ Tapestry of Flowers, Krutch Park Extension ■ April 29: Dogwood Parade, Gay Street, 7 p.m. ■ April 29: Dogwood Mile, Gay Street, 8:45 p.m. ■ April 30: Dogwood Arts Festival Chalk Walk, Market Square and Krutch Park, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ■ April 30: Market Square Farmers Market in conjunction with Chalk Walk, Market Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ■ May 6: First Friday ■ May 7: Market Square Farmers Market Opening Day, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Choral Society and orchestra The Knoxville Choral Society’s annual Young Classical Competitions Concert will be held 8 p.m. Saturday, March 5, in the Knoxville Convention Center lecture hall. The concert features performances by the winners of the Young Classical Musicians Competition, the Knoxville Choral Society’s performance of Mozart's Coronation Mass and several early American hymns and spirituals. Tickets are $20. Info:

Old-time fiddle Bruce Molsky will play his old-time fiddle 8 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Laurel Theater. Tickets are $16. Info: or 523-7521.


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WEST KNOX, 3 BR 2 1/2 BA twnhse apt, W/D conn. No pets. $629,900 $670 mo. 865-405-0678 OPEN SUNDAYS 2-4pm KNX731812 3650 SF of Southern Charm built by Maplewood Development, Apts - Furnished 72 LLC. Private corner lot just steps from marina & pool area. 4 1BR, nicely furnished, W. Knox, working person, or 5 BRs with 4 full util. furn., carport. No baths. Master & 2nd BR on main. Vaulted alcohol or drugs. No pets. grand room, coffered $600 + dep. 865-693-4675 ceilings, hardwood & custom tile work. WALBROOK STUDIOS Open floor plan which 25 1-3 60 7 steps out to covered $130 weekly. Discount deck with wood burning avail. Util, TV, Ph, frpl. It's home!! Call Stv, Refrig, Basic Mary for showing Cable. No Lse. 865-567-5788 *Realtors always welcome.

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March at the Art Market Gallery The Art Market Gallery, 422 South Gay St., will present an exhibit of works by local artists Sissy Caldwell and Gary Dagnan on Tuesday, March 1, through Saturday, March 26. Caldwell creates jewelry with precious metal clay and Dagnan is a landscape painter who works in watercolor, oil and acrylic. A First Friday reception will be held 5:30 to 9 p.m. March 4 with music by Grayson Dagnan and Robert Allen. Info: 525-5265 or visit

‘Uproot’ exhibit The Arts and Culture Alliance will present the exhibit “Uproot” by artist-in-residence Keegan Luttrell beginning 5 p.m. Friday, March 4, in the Balcony of the Emporium Center. Luttrell gains inspiration through traveling. Info:, 523-7543 or www.knoxalliance. com.

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As a former football player, I love to win. As the head of KCDC, I love to help our community win. That’s why I’m so pleased with a joint endeavor between KCDC and the Knoxville Area Urban League that’s a win-win for Knoxville and, in particular, the Mechanicsville community.

Alvin Nance Executive Director and CEO, Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation

transformations Gary Gamble is the owner of Gam’s Hair Fashions, a successful barbershop in Mechanicsville that was opened with the help of a loan from the Urban League. Next month, Gamble is branching out with Linda’s Soul Café, a restaurant located in the building next door to his barbershop. Gamble was able to purchase the building through a loan from the Urban League’s micro-lending program. That loan will be backed up by KCDC. Basically, the arrangement is that, in the unfortunate event that the restaurant doesn’t do well and the loan is defaulted, KCDC will acquire the property and resell it. That way, we protect Mechanicsville from having an empty building that would create an eyesore. KCDC, through HOPE VI, has invested much to revitalize the area, and we intend to protect that investment. Gamble has never operated a restaurant, but he plans to employ the same strong customer service that has helped his barbershop thrive. Having seen his happy customers at the barbershop and knowing that the Urban League provides solid small business education to its loan recipients, I have every confidence that the restaurant will succeed. I sure look forward to stopping by for a good meal. Finally, I’d be remiss if I didn’t recognize that the Knoxville Area Urban League touches more than 8,000 lives in our community each year. In addition to helping support economic and small business development, they work to provide a skilled and diverse workforce; increase home ownership; and enhance education efforts for our youth.

Developers oppose hillside protection plan By Sandra Clark


umpy Lambert always said it would come to this: When folks discover how hillside protection affects their property values, opposition will form. The opposition is here. Realtors, homebuilders and developers are expected to pack the workshop session tomorrow (Feb. 22) as County Commission starts debate on the proposal. The plan is available for inspection online at www. Commissioner Tony Norman and former City Council member Joe Hultquist chaired the committee which developed the plan, after extensive public hearings in all parts of town and with staff assistance from the Metropolitan Planning Commission. Now it’s up to the full commission and council to adopt, modify or reject their proposal. Scott Davis, a former county commissioner and developer of Jefferson Park in Farragut, says everyone is in agreement that ridge tops should be protected, but this plan goes too

This map from the MPC website shows the area in green which will be impacted by the proposed Ridge, Slope and Hillside Development and Protection plan. Opponents say the plan affects more than 60,000 property owners.

far. “Around here, we call a 15 percent slope pretty damn flat,” said Davis. The plan allows a maximum of two dwelling units per acre on slopes of 15 percent or greater. Slopes of 30 percent or more can have just one home per five-acre tract with added restrictions on tree removal. “If you want to build affordable housing or condos, that won’t happen when 200 units require 100 acres,” Davis said. The apartments along I-640 west of Broadway were built eight to 10 units per acre, and some in the RB zone are 12 to 15 units per acre.

WORKSHOPS ■ Knox County Commission will hold a workshop on the hillside protection plan at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the main assembly room of the City County Building. Info: 215-2534. ■ Knoxville City Council has reset their workshop (previously scheduled for March 17, then March 31) to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 28, also in the main assembly room. Info: 215-2075.

The Ten Year ‘committee’ The late Hugh Branson, who was chief of staff to Sen. Howard Baker, a behind-the-scenes powerhouse in both local and national politics for decades and a keen observer of the human condition, had a strong opinion about committees that he shared with many a political candidate and elected official: “If you want to make sure nothing happens, or if you don’t want to take a position on something, just appoint a committee.” Of course that doesn’t have to be the case if you really want a committee to accomplish something, but Branson’s point was that if you don’t, and don’t want the public to know that, appoint a committee. It will make it look like you’re doing something. Enter the Joint City-County Ten Year Plan to End Chronic

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Homelessness (TYP), which has now been relegated to committee or “task force” status at the behest of the city’s interim mayor, Daniel Brown, and the county’s new mayor, Tim Burchett. Mayor Brown has always supported the TYP. Burchett has not. The optimistic plan is now into its seventh year. Its staff has worked with local agencies to make certain that more than 350 formerly homeless people now have roofs over their heads. In addition, local agencies that assist the homeless are now

cooperating as never before to provide help in an orderly and manageable way without unnecessary overlapping of services. Minvilla Manor on Broadway in North Knoxville has been completed and is providing permanent supportive housing to chronically homeless persons and the old Flenniken School property in South Knoxville is undergoing renovation for the same purpose. Except for the costs involved with Minvilla – much of it because the building is on the historic registry, which carries restrictions concerning what can and cannot be done to the exterior of a building – the public at large had given a big yawn to the TYP. That stopped when residents of South and West Knoxville cot-

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toned to the fact that all of the housing wasn’t going to be located on the north end of downtown. In fact, it was coming to their very own areas of town. The yawning stopped and the NIMBY (not in my backyard) monster reared its head. Public meetings to discuss the process often erupted into shouting matches between opponents of the housing aspects of the plan and its supporters. The loudest and most strident opponent, Ron Peabody, formed something called TYP Choice and claimed to represent a large group of people, whom he repeatedly refused to identify. In reality, it was a tiny group, apparently interested only because of a fear that housing would be located at Lakeshore Park. Anyone paying attention could figure out who they were. Peabody’s attempt to get 15,000 signatures on a referenTo page C-3

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He said MPC has spent more than $300,000 to develop the plan, yet now say their budget doesn’t stretch to cover an estimated $17,000 to notify affected property owners. Davis said homebuilders could get behind a plan similar to Sevier County’s. It restricts development on slopes 30 percent or greater only. Gary Novell, an engineer with Batson, Himes, Norvell and Poe, resigned from the task force, citing misrepresentations and a lack of information from MPC. Davis said the plan places an overlay on 131,077 acres – 204 of Knox County’s 526 square miles of land. Developers in Knox County and across the country have experienced a tough three years. The local ones are uniting to battle land use restrictions that will affect their ability to cram multiple dwelling units onto steep land. And that fight will occur this week and next at County Commission. For a little while, it will seem like the good ol’ days.

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A native Knoxvillian, he became a nationally ranked tennis player while a student at The McCallie School in Chattanooga. He graduated from Tulane University, where he compiled a 33-1 tennis record, was elected to the First Howard Team NCAA All-American squad and named to Who’s Who Among Athletes in American Colleges and Universities. He served as an Army lieutenant both stateside and in Vietnam and later became a professional tennis player, winning several state men’s championships, the Southern Men’s Championship and was named to the U.S. Junior Davis Cup squad. He has played at

First Tenn launches mobile banking app

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Frank’s gains national recognition Frank’s Barbershop was named the National Salon of the Month by Beauty Launchpad magazine. Frank’s is located in Bearden at 304 Northshore Drive and is owned by Frank and Belinda Gambuzza and Adam Brown. Frank’s is a place the men and boys of Knoxville can call their own, the magazine reported, citing the frosty mugs of root beer, the pool tables and darts. “It’s still all about need, time and value,” said

Col. Calvin G. Lyons (right) autographs a copy of his book for Rotarian Sam Smith. Wimbledon and was in the U.S. Open four times. He has also competed in competitive road cycling and running, winning top honors in both fields, and has been inducted into both the Tulane University and the Greater Knoxville Sports Halls of Fame. Howard earned a law degree from UT, a Master of Di-

vinity degree from Andrews Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary. He has pastored Presbyterian churches for 17 years and has his own law practice. He and his wife, Janie, have three daughters, Hannah, Jennifer and Rebecca, and two grandchildren.

Frank Gambuzza. under the “Events” tab, or by emailing smadison@lbmc. com.

Restaurants to aid Second Harvest Three-course meals will be offered for a fixed price of $25 or $35 at more than 30 restaurants from Feb. 27 to March 4 to benefit Second Harvest.

Pizza-making contest to benefit Make a Wish Brixx Wood Fired Pizza of Knoxville and South Central Media are sponsoring a pizza-making contest to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation. Radio stars Ashley (Adams) and Brad (Jeffries) will promote the contest on the B97.5 morning show.

Seminar for Dynamics software users LBMC Technologies will offer a free seminar for Microsoft Dynamics software users on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at The Orangery. The Dynamics GP session will be 8 to 11:30 a.m. and the Dynamics SL session will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Register at http://

Tennessee State Bank honors staff Tennessee State Bank has named Krista Marshall and Darcy McNeal as their 2010 staff members of the year. Bank president Todd Proffitt said both were selected by their co-workers and management. Todd Proffitt The community bank is based in Sevier County with 15 branches and locations in Powell and Turkey Creek.

Home Federal earns Bauer Five-Star Home Federal Bank has earned the Bauer Financial Five-Star stability rating for the 74th consecutive quarter. This accomplishment is shared by fewer than 10 percent of the nation’s banks.

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KNOXVILLE CHAMBER Info: 637-4550. All events are held at the Knoxville Chamber unless otherwise noted. ■ Business After Hours with Cintas Corporation at Calhoun’s on the River, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24. Registration required. ■ Electric vehicle information session, 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 24. ■ Legislative briefing, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25. Registration required. ■ Health care legislation information session, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, Toyota Auditorium, Howard H. Baker Center, 1640 Cumberland Ave. Registration required.

FARRAGUT WEST KNOX CHAMBER ■ Board of Directors meeting, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, Bill Jones Music, 10412 Kingston Pike. ■ Networking, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, Pinnacle Financial, 241 Brooklawn St. ■ Networking, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 3, Sunset Tans and Spa, 143 Brooklawn St. ■ Ambassador meeting, 8-9 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, Pinnacle Financial, 241 Brooklawn St. ■ Networking, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, West Bicycles, 11531 Kingston Pike.

Ten Year ‘committee’ dum to toss out the plan failed miserably, but it did prompt local attorney Stephanie Matheny, who helped develop housing for the chronically homeless in Seattle for 11 years and supported the TYP, to create another group, Citizens for the Ten Year Plan. When Matheny’s group was announced, it already had more than 200 supporters who allowed their names and zip codes to be made public. Last week, the mayors called a press conference to announce that Peabody and Matheny, who have strongly articulated and totally opposite positions on the issue, are to head a citizens committee to study the TYP. Brown called it “tweaking.” Burchett called it “resetting.”

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But Matheny made the most important comment at that press conference when she said, “I urge everyone to keep in mind the men and women and children who sleep on the streets and in shelters every night, and whether they are homeless as a result of mental illness or addiction or loss of a job they deserve our compassion, our understanding and our commitment to this job.” The committee will turn over its findings to the two mayors, assuring that eventually we’ll have an answer to these questions: Is this action on the part of the mayors a signal that Branson’s advice to politicians will carry the day – that nothing will happen? Or will Matheny’s hope for compassion win out? Contact:


lisa Slattery has dubbed herself The Queen of Weight Loss. The designation must be accurate. After all, she has a crown and scepter, claims she isn’t afraid to use them, and even holds court – at Earth Fare in Bearden. Slattery is a weight loss expert. After being overweight all of her life, including the 15 years she worked in the health insurance industry, she found a program that works both for weight loss and for longterm maintenance of that weight loss, and this is what she shares with her clients – with a healthy dose of humor mixed in as she “holds court.” And those royal gatherings at Earth Fare? They’re held there so Slattery can take her clients on shopping excursions, showing what must be done to change a lifetime of poor eating habits. Classes take place in the grocer’s meeting room. No food additives are permitted while on the program. Slattery tells her clients, “I don’t care what you eat, but it must be all natural. If you

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or 100 pounds to lose.” Having gone from size 18 to size six and kept the weight off for years, she is eager to help others learn the program that worked for her. The Queen of Weight Loss is a local business owned by Slattery and her husband, Mick, who have been married for 20 years. He manages the business end of the program while she wields that scepter. Info: www.thequeenof or 408TRIM (8746).

can pronounce it, your body can process it. If you can’t, it can’t.” Even some so-called “junk food” is permitted, just as long as it doesn’t contain additives. A key aspect of the system is daily accountability. Each client speaks every day they are in the program with a personal coach who can answer questions, give advice and provide encouragement. “It is my mission to help clients get a jumpstart to losing weight. I can help whether they have 20 pounds

Caring Transitions of Greater Knoxville


eannine and Chad Brown’s new business, Caring Transitions of Greater Knoxville, provides answers to some of the toughest problems facing many seniors: how to “downsize,” where to move and what to do with many years’ accumulation of belongings not needed at the new location. The Browns guide and advocate for seniors and their families who are experiencing life events that require major lifestyle changes. They specialize in senior move management, downsizing, estate sales and transition services. They will help liquidate assets and help clients resettle in the new home. Chad Brown says, “At Caring Transitions we offer the

Jeannine and Chad Brown of Caring Transitions complete senior relocation solution. We will deal both compassionately and professionally with these transitions of life.” The Browns opened Caring Transitions in November and already have a list of satisfied clients who have taken advantage of their services. The two are uniquely qualified for their business.

Chad has an undergraduate degree from UT and master’s degrees in business and health care from the University of Houston - Clear Lake. Jeannine graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston - Clear Lake with a degree in psychology. The Browns are passionate about giving back to their community. They are involved with the Autism Society of America - East TN Chapter, are volunteers at the Knox Area Rescue Ministries and are members of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau. Info: 247-6036 or www.caringtransitions. net/knoxvilletn.

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New program guarantees two grade levels reading improvement BCS Counseling and Learning Center offers specialized help for students facing learning challenges. Students accepted into the Expressways To Reading® program will improve two grade levels or your full tuition will be refunded. Top Knoxville professionals in three disciplines – medicine, education and counseling – have come together to help children with a number of learning disabilities, including dyslexia and attention deficit disorders, by combining three disciplines into one treatment plan. For 10 years, these professionals discussed what it could mean to children challenged with learning disabilities if these three critical therapies came together to help them. They are now ready to offer their approach to families in Knoxville. Students in the current programs have shown reading improvements of over two grade levels. BCS Counseling and Learning Center is now offering a full money back guarantee for students who qualify for the program. There is no homework. Students only need to come to the classes (or makeup classes) and be cooperative.

Academic Expressways To Learning® Systems (ETL) helps children overcome learning challenges. ETL is a multimedia, multisensory, multilevel reading and math system for ages 5 to adult. It has been developed over the past 35 years by Dr. Jack Hoes and his team. The program works through skill-building at the neurological level by utilizing integrated programs which provide acceleration or remediation in both reading and mathematics.

Special help is provided for: ■ Dyslexia ■ Attention Deficit Disorders ■ Learning frustration ■ English as a second language The classes are small with each child receiving individualized attention. Expressways To Reading® (ETR) has documented gains of one to two grade levels in as few as 10 weeks of training. ETL is an excellent way to learn the skills and academic vocabulary one needs to be able to read, write, speak, spell and derive meaning of written text.

Counseling Josh Beeler is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of BCS Counseling and Learning Center. Josh is highly skilled at building trust and rapport with children and teens. His greatest rewards come from helping a child grow emotionally, physically and spiritually through the counseling process. Josh, a nationally certified licensed professional counselor, opened BCS Counseling and Learning Center in February 2010 in order to serve the Knoxville area. He has quickly become recognized as a gifted, innovative professional. Josh received his Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Tennessee and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bryan College. One of Josh’s innovative programs, SportsThrive, is

Expressways To Learning® offers a new way to achieve guaranteed results for children who are challenged by learning difficulties

an individualized counseling program that utilizes sports in group sessions. This unique approach provides children an opportunity to immediately put into practice the relational lessons learned from counseling. This makes the transfer to real life more immediate, yielding better application in families. Josh has also had strong success helping children with other common challenges which include conflict resolution; anxiety; social concerns; major life adjustments such as divorce, trauma, loss; and focus and concentration.

Medical Dr. Bruce Allsop is board certified in family medicine and is a founding partner of Trinity Medical Associates in Knoxville. “Children with ADHD and other learning delay conditions present both a great challenge and opportunity. Multifactorial disorders like these are unique because they interface with all aspects of a child’s physical, mental, emotional, social, educational and spiritual life. Therefore, a relationally

focused multidisciplinary approach provides the best opportunity for a child to progress in these areas. It is our privilege to partner with persons of expertise in their respected fields of study. They will mentor children in learning techniques to advance the child into higher levels of academic achievement. They will also counsel children and parents as they navigate

through challenges of school and family life dynamics. The child will be introduced to appropriate physical training and be coached in positive and encouraging ways to enhance brain focus. The outcome of this new approach, we hope, will build a strong, dependable format for improved learning and treatment for children with learning disabilities including ADHD.”


C-4 • FEBRUARY 21, 2011 • BEARDEN SHOPPER-NEWS Bill Metcalfe, owner of American Piano Gallery, visits from Nashville for the event. A great conversationalist, Metcalfe told how he acquired four Steinway grand pianos in bright orange, a custom color. Then he punched a remote and the piano played UT’s theme song. “Life without ‘Rocky Top’ is no life at all,” said Metcalfe. Son-in-law Brandon Herrenbruck is the fourth generation of management of the 80-year-old company. Info: 671-3388. Knoxville Catering & Special Events prepared and donated hors d’oeuvres for the February Second Saturday for Second Harvest event, sponsored by Campbell Station Wine & Spirits at American Piano Gallery in Turkey Creek. Pictured are Marla and Shawn Hines, owners of Knoxville Catering. Info: 691-0100. Photos by S. Clark

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Eric Johansson of Beverage Control answers questions about the eight varieties of wine offered for sampling at the event. With retail prices from $14.99 to $19.99 per bottle, the wines were from vineyards in Italy, New Zealand, France, Australia, Argentina, Chile and California.

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Last Fling is the slogan of Kate Kornhaus, who will be married to Brandon Wentworth in late February. She and her maid of honor, Sarah Rittenhouse, (right) are shown with Gene Treacy, owner of Campbell Station Wine & Spirits, who said the wine tastings just aren’t right unless Kate attends. She’s been to almost every one.

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Cafeteria on hold The proposed new cafeteria has been delayed until it is fully funded, the CAK Board of Directors has announced. The Board opted not to incur debt for the construction, setting aside the $450,000 that was raised or pledged until full funding is obtained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The new cafeteria is the most critical addition for the CAK students and campus,â&#x20AC;? said the Board statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is one of our greatest facility needs.â&#x20AC;? For more information on how to give to the cafeteria or any other strategic need at CAK, contact Frank Merry in the Advancement OfďŹ ce at or 690 -4721, ext. 177.

CAK Sports Showcase The Warrior Booster Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only fundraiser, the CAK Sports Showcase, is set for 7-9 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Campus Center. Tickets are $10. The adults-only reception will enable participants to speak with coaches in a casual setting. There will be many opportunities to donate to various sports teams; delicious desserts served with coffee and specialty teas; and door prizes every 10 minutes.

Jordan Hatfield with parents, Artie and Penny Hatfield. Emery Naler with parents, Kirk and Dori Naler.

Whitney Broyles with parents, Scott and Robin Broyles.

Stephen Sarver with parents, Daniel and Paula Sarver.

Daniel Taylor with parents, Michael and Margarita Taylor. Lauren Howard with parents, Dr. Bobby and Stephanie Howard.

CAK salutes senior athletes Senior Night at CAK was special. Yes, the girls avenged an earlier loss to Elizabethton and the boys raced out to win as well. It was â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get Pinkedâ&#x20AC;? night as the players, cheerleaders and many fans wore pink to show support for the ďŹ ght against cancer. But the highlight was the ceremony between the games as eight seniors were honored, along with their

parents, for their contributions to CAK athletics. Five senior boys were saluted for their â&#x20AC;&#x153;major part over four years in building a solid foundation on the basketball court.â&#x20AC;? Then the announcer added: â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s their work in the classroom with an average GPA of 3.7 and 27 on the ACT and their love for Christ that will be their lasting impression on CAK basketball.â&#x20AC;? The pink crowd cheered.

Painting, Computer Graphics, Sculpture, Traditional Photography, and Printmaking. Awards: Prizes for each category â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both student and non-student; Best of Show award â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both student and non-student Works Eligible: All entries must be original.

Do not submit work copied from published photographs, magazines, book illustrations or other artwork. Sculptures should be of a manageable size. Presentation Form: Pictures must be framed or matted â&#x20AC;&#x201C; preferably matted due to weight. Mats should be white, cream or black. Framed pieces on canvas and canvas boards must come with all necessary hardware for hanging. Entry deadline has passed. Artist fees are $5 per piece entered with a 5-piece maximum limit per artis. Closing Reception and Awards is at 7 p.m., also on Saturday, Feb. 26.

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Community Art Show The CAK Art Department will host its inaugural Community Art Show in the High School from 1 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26. Art from CAKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s High School art students, alumni, parents, grandparents and staff will be on display and all are invited. The goal is to expose the CAK family and community to the world of creative arts and inspire others to seek their creative outlets. In order to encourage visitors, there will be no admission fee, but donations will be accepted. Categories include Ceramic, Drawing, Digital Imagery, Mixed Media,

Jordan HatďŹ eld has played almost every position as a three-year letterman. He will attend Tennessee Tech in the fall, majoring in engineering. Emery Naler ďŹ nished his season having been All KIL, All District three times and one of the leading scorers in school history. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on track to become the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst 1,000 point scorer. Anderson â&#x20AC;&#x153;APâ&#x20AC;? Payne is also a 3-year letterman in

basketball as well as a twotime state champion in golf. A team captain, he will forego basketball in college electing to attend UT to major in business. Stephen Sarver, a quality teammate and letterman, will attend Tennessee Tech to major in engineering. Daniel Taylor, a 2-year letterman, has exemplified quality leadership in assisting his team to key district wins.


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On the girls side, Whitney Broyles contributed to team chemistry working hard to make her teammates better. Kelsey Brown earned All District, All District Tournament and All KIL honors in helping lead the team to a 26-3 record last year. Cheerleader Lauren Howard was recognized; other seniors were dance team members Kristy Underwood and Kaylee Verble.

Big honors for baseball coach CAK baseball coach and field maintenance director Tommy Pharr displays his awards from the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association. He was inducted into the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hall of Fame and CAKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s baseball field was named â&#x20AC;&#x153;Field of the Yearâ&#x20AC;? for 2011. Pharr joined CAK in 2009 after a long career at Farragut High School.


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lizabeth Anderson Dermatology, a dermatology practice on Bearden Hill in West Knoxville, now has the newest and most advanced laser resurfacing treatment available in the world: the Fraxel re:store Dual laser. Anderson is sponsoring a seminar on Anderson March 22 to educate the public about the Fraxel laser system. The event is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Reservations are required.

‘Fine lines disappear, pigmentation goes away, and your skin texture dramatically improves. This technology is leading the way in skin care.’ – Anderson

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