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karns / hardin valley

JUNE 13, 2011


You can go home again Jake Mabe tours the Thomas Wolfe Memorial See page A-6

Winners! Grace Christian Academy varsity girls net district title See story on page A-3

Pawing around The Shopper-News summer interns tour PetSafe See story on page A-8



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Karns grows

By Valorie Fister Bill Halsey says he’s holding no secrets about future growth of the community he’s called home since 1989. But the president of the Greater Karns Business Association speculates there is more growth ahead for Karns, a community that despite a faltering economy changed from a one stop light town to a three stop light town in just the last few years. “All around us things are really developing,” Halsey said. “We have the land, the opportunity and we have the need. “And it’s a neat community that’s still affordable.” Identifying Karns as the Oak Ridge Corridor or part of Northwest Knoxville, Halsey pointed in the direction of his home from the not yet two-year-old Bojangle’s Famous Chicken ’n Biscuits restaurant on Oak Ridge Highway. He remembers Weigel’s was constructed just after his arrival. Halsey, an insurance agent with Insurance and Planning Solutions, said he has fond memories of raising his now-grown children in the close knit community and even said he wanted “to brag on my wife a little bit.” He said his wife, Helene Halsey, was the first to rent the Karns Community Pool to organize an after-pool-hours school band party. “People don’t realize how great that pool is,” he said. Halsey said the recent expansion and development of Schaad Road has opened all kinds of possibilities for Karns. He also said incoming businesses and developers would be wise to work closely with the Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission and conduct market

Greater Karns Business Association president Bill Halsey stands by a welcome sign in his Karns community. Valorie Fister.

studies for long-range planning of the community. “A lot of times it takes up to five years” for plans to become physical buildings, Halsey said. And he definitely recommends membership in the GKBA for networking and visibility. The GKBA itself is 10 years old this year. As president, Halsey has worked with his group during the last two years to undergo a major audit, modernize the by-laws, update and maintain current directories. The group also launched a new website, www.Karnsbusiness. com, which was actually in limbo for two years before going online.

“Those were some of the big projects that we did,” Halsey said. And as part of a monthly series of guest speakers, GKBA members were visited last week by Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. Much of the GKBA membership currently consists of small, family-owned businesses, Halsey said. “There are chiropractors and dentists, there are the mom and pop shops,” he said. “To me, the small, family business is the foundation of our economy.” And the business group’s new website even has a new community calendar that is updated by vice president Alisa Pruett. Pruett, a local real estate agent

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with Keller Williams Realty, advises that any group, including civic or neighborhood organizations, interested in a listing on the calendar should email information at least two weeks in advance to her at She said the hope is to have all local sports, youth and community events funnel into one calendar. Halsey said even in light of Karn’s recent growth spurt, the community has managed to keep its personality. “Karns has managed to maintain its small town community feel while attracting the businesses and services that people have been needing,” he said.

Amenders face an uphill battle ber not so long ago former Commissioner Mark Harmon fighting doggedly for what was largely a symbolic reduction and losing by a vote of 17-2. Now, Harmon’s former 2nd District mate, Amy Broyles, is asking for more, not less, and she’s not alone in her dissatisfaction with the mayor’s budget. But are six commissioners dissatisfied enough and (more to the point) politically courageous enough to engineer a revolt? It will Political junkies have take courage, because the seen this act come and go at mayor’s “I feel your pain” every level of government fiscal message undeniably from the smallest village has support from a recesto the nation’s capital, and sion-weary citizenry. The composition of The the finale rarely varies: the budget stands with little or Amenders won’t be determined until tomorrow’s no changes. This year the roles are budget debate, but the canreversed from what com- didate list looks like this: Commissioners R. Larry mission watchers had become familiar with during Smith, Jeff Ownby, Dave the closing years of the Wright and Richard Briggs Ragsdale administration. have sent strong signals that Then, the mantra was they’ll support the budget “cut.” Some may remem- as presented. Broyles and

By Larry Van Guilder

Call them “The Amenders.” They aren’t an obscure male quartet from the 1950s or a gaggle of constitutional law scholars. They’re a group of Knox County Commissioners who want to amend Mayor Tim Burchett’s proposed budget for FY 2012, and they have their work cut out for them.


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Sam McKenzie have openly asked for amendments. Tony Norman, Brad Anders and Mike Brown could be persuaded, depending upon the cause and the cost. Ed Shouse and Mike Hammond have mostly maintained a diplomatic silence, although Hammond says he’s reached an agreement with the mayor to partially restore commissioners’ discretionary funds. To make their dreams come true, Broyles and McKenzie must not only bring along Norman, Anders and Brown, they must pick off either Hammond or Shouse. And even as their act warms up, they face getting the hook over the most controversial items on their lists, fully funding the Beck Center and a county employee pay raise. Beck’s representatives say they welcome an audit. McKenzie, however, is on a political hot seat, knowing that agreeing to an audit as a condition of funding

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Beck at a later date won’t win him many votes. But it appears he’ll have little choice if he’s to preserve any chance for commission to reconsider the mayor’s 92 percent reduction of the center’s county funding. Broyles’ support for employee pay raises would play much better in the city, but County Commission isn’t City Council. She’s backing away from an across the board increase in favor of a step adjustment, but even that is likely to cost something north of $2.5 million. The sheriff will support Broyles, who led the charge to buy new cruisers for his department a few months back. But, the sheriff has no vote on commission. If The Amenders numbers swelled to six, where would the money come from to raise pay, restore funding to Beck, the Legacy Parks Foundation and other causes deemed worthy? The word is that Broyles

and others are considering a novel approach. Aside from the immediate proposal, the mayor’s budget presentation includes a plan to reduce debt by approximately $100 million over five years. Instead of a $20 million reduction next year, why not dial back to $15 million and free up $5 million in FY 2012? It isn’t “free” money, a mythical notion, but neither is it a property tax increase, which Burchett has vowed will not occur on his watch this year. If this proposal surfaces tomorrow, finance director John Troyer will be called upon to explain how only Beelzebub could have hatched such an insidious scheme. But Broyles says she’s received encouragement from some prominent names in the community. How many if any of those names will publicly support the idea remains to be seen, and the odds still favor the house over The Amenders.

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“Here at Mercy West, patients stay in a comfortable, homelike room which is actually a study lab,â€? says Dewey McWhirter, M.D., Medical Director of the Mercy Sleep Centers. “Here we can monitor and record the patient’s breathing and sleep patterns, and make a deďŹ nite diagnosis.â€?

There are also some common symptoms. The three main warning signs of obstructive SLEEPAPNEAARE s,OUD PERSISTENTSNORING s0AUSESINBREATHINGWHILESLEEPING ACCOMPANIEDBYGASPINGEPISODES s%XCESSIVESLEEPINESSDURINGWAKINGHOURS h0EOPLE WITH SLEEP APNEA FREQUENTLY WAKE UP FOR A FEW SECONDS TO GASP FOR AIR SAYS Dr. McWhirter. “This can happen hundreds of times a night in people with severe sleep apnea. Some patients do not remember these episodes of gasping the next morning.â€? A bed partner is the person most likely to witness the signs of sleep apnea If you don’t have a bed partner to catch your gasping or snoring, be aware of continuous morning headaches or extreme sleepiness during the day.

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Keep Cool This Summer: Avoid Heat Illnesses

Stephen A. Russell, MD Board Certified in Emergency Medicine Mercy Medical Center West

The hot and humid summer days have quickly arrived in East Tennessee which means more outdoor activities. Extra precautions should be taken, especially for those with chronic medical conditions, to avoid heat related illnesses.

Heat emergencies fall into three categories of increasing severity: heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. Children, elderly, and obese people have a higher risk of developing heat illness. People taking certain medications or drinking alcohol also have a higher risk. However, even a top athlete in superb condition can succumb to heat illness if he or she ignores the warning signs. If the problem isn’t addressed, heat cramps (caused by loss of salt from heavy sweating) can lead to heat exhaustion (caused by dehydration), which can progress to heatstroke. Heatstroke, the most serious of the three, can cause shock, brain damage, organ failure, and even death.

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The early symptoms of heat illness include profuse sweating, fatigue, thirst, muscle cramps, headache, dizziness, and vomiting. If you have these symptoms, get out of the heat, drink water, juice or sports drinks (unless your doctor tells you otherwise), and get medical attention. If it isn’t treated, more serious symptoms will occur including fever (above 104 °F), irrational behavior, confusion, dry, hot, and red skin, rapid, shallow breathing, seizures and unconsciousness. 911 should be called immediately if any of these serious symptoms occur. A few simple precautions can prevent heat-related illnesses. Don’t go outside during the hottest times of the day and try to spend time in cool, air-conditioned places. Drink extra water (unless doctor tells you otherwise), Leonard Brown, M.D.your William Merwin, M.D. and avoid alcohol and drinks with caffeine. Wear loose-ďŹ tting clothing and try to plan ahead for hot days. Also, remember to check on older relatives or friends who might be at higher risk of heat-related illness because of medical conditions. Make sure that they’re staying cool on hot days. Enjoy the summer!

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Members of Grace Christian Academy’s varsity tennis teams are: (front) Madi Scealf, coach Alysia Haluska, Mackenzie Hodge, Kristin Hejna, Madison Hankins, Lauren Lett, Rachael Asher, Leah Snyder, Katherine Hudson; (back) Dylan Pomeroy, Reid Arowood, Jack O’Connor, Trevan McElroy, Jaylen Haluska, Sam Hudson, Tyler Scalf and Lance Asher. Not pictured is Olivia Rose. Photo submitted

Grace Christian takes district title Grace Christian Academy’s varsity tennis program ended its first season with a district title.

The boys and girls teams nament in Pigeon Forge. both placed second for the The girls team defeatseason, which took them ed Pigeon Forge to earn to the top 4 district tour- the district girls cham-

Summer fun from the past Hot weather, daylight savings time, the smell of freshly cut hay – summer is upon us. Kids and parents look for activities that are fun for the entire family, just as we did in an earlier century. A generation ago, most children spent their days at home during summer months. Day care didn’t exist. Our moms were home in a society that didn’t need two incomes to keep families afloat. That meant Ball Camp and Karns “young uns” had to find entertainment in their own yards or other places in the neighborhood. It was a time before air conditioning, so some of us trekked to the nearby creek. We found a plank that spanned the distance between banks. For long periods of time, we sat on that board and talked. On occasion, someone showed up with refreshments, usually peanut butter on saltine crackers and a Tupperware pitcher fi lled with Kool-Aid. Everyone rode bikes. Not a single one had a variety of gears. We had one speed: however fast our legs could pedal. Groups joined up and

Summer camp at AMSE The American Museum of Science and Energy will host Science Explorer Camp 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 6-10, and Monday through Friday, June 13-17, at Freels Bend Cabin in Oak Ridge. Explorations will include insects, habitats, water, weather and more. Cost per week is $175 for AMSE members, $190 for nonmembers. Info:

‘Arts in the Airport’ The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) and the Arts and Culture Allians will present “Arts in the Airport” through Thursday, Oct. 20, in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint. The exhibition will feature selected artwork from more than 40 artists in East Tennessee. A gallery of images from the exhibit is available at album/airport_spring11. html.

KSO’s Pop Series The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra has announced the schedule for this year’s News Sentinel Pops Series.

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rode all through the communities. We didn’t worry about traffic. Instead our concerns turned toward dogs that chased us and sometimes took a chunk out of a rider’s leg or caused a wreck. Riding from home in Ball Camp to Karns or Hardin Valley was common. Moms didn’t worry about where we were. They trusted us and didn’t hover as some of today’s parents do. A few times each summer, we traveled to Concord Pool for a day of swimming. Mothers loaded picnic baskets, lathered us up with lotion and set out for the pool. We arrived early and stayed until mid-afternoon. By then all of us sat water-logged, starving and exhausted. Cooling our heels in summer months most often occurred under the garden hose. For hours we ran through the water and wore diving masks as a friend aimed the water surge at

The series begins with “The Sinatra Project” with Michael Feinstein 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Series tickets start at $103. Info: 291-3310 or www.knoxville

Tech help at the library A monthly computer workshop will be held at Lawson McGhee Library 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 20; 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 25, and 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29. The public is invited to come with questions about computers, iPods, etc. Info: 215-8723.


our faces. The grass in those areas where we played disappeared as muddy earth churned beneath our feet. On special occasions, our parents hauled us to the drive-in movie. One was the Family Drive-In on Kingston Pike in Bearden. In later years, the Twin Aire, located at Clinton Highway and Schaad Road, packed in cars at two screens set at opposite ends of the complex. We dressed in our pajamas before leaving the house. None of us ever stayed awake until the end of the flick, so upon arrival home, all we needed to do was walk to our beds and fall in.

pionship. GCA freshman Mackenzie Hodge also won the girls singles championship.

Nighttime television ended early. Two of the three available stations aired movies after the 11 p.m. news, and afterwards, the only picture on the screen was that of an Indian’s profile used as a test pattern. We retired to our beds and hoped cool breezes coming in our windows mitigated hot, humid conditions in the house. We fell asleep to the roar of a huge floor fan that circulated hot air throughout the house. Summers from time gone by didn’t have electronic gadgets to offer entertainment or diversions; however, the out-of-doors captured children and entertained them until night chased them inside. It was a special time to be young and full of energy.


So, you think we’ve had a couple of hot weeks in East Tennessee? You ought to get out more often. The highest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. was 134 degrees on July 10, 1913, in Death Valley, Calif. The highest temperature ever recorded around the globe occurred on Sept. 13, 1922, when the mercury peaked at 136 degrees in El Azizia, Libya. Stacked up against those scorching days, Tennessee’s recorded high is practically balmy. The thermometer topped out at 113 on Aug. 9, 1930, in Perryville. Slipping the surly bonds of the Earth, we find that we’re almost frigid compared to our sister planet, Venus. If you were standing on Venus (and you wouldn’t be standing for long), you’d incinerate in a flash in the planet’s lead-melting 900 degrees surface temperature. In Knox County, the emotional pitch promises to match the unrelenting heat when County Commission sits down tomorrow to vet Mayor Tim Burchett’s first proposed budget. Burchett would like to see his budget passed with little if any amendments, but a number of commissioners will be angling to massage the mayor’s numbers. So, here’s my tip of the week for the mayor. If the air conditioning in the City County Building happened to “malfunction,” the budget might pass without amendments on the first ballot. To further quicken the pace, place an Icee machine at the rear of the main assembly room whose attendant will not accept orders until commission adjourns. Of course, if the mayor finds that strategy too devious, perhaps he can negotiate a delay while preparations are made to move the meeting to Death Valley. (Or Venus.) Although we pride ourselves on writing that it gets some folks hot under the collar, we promise that this week’s editions of the Shopper-News won’t melt in your hands. Seniors, heck, everyone, should check out Ruth White’s “Life” section, now in its fourth week. Ruth keeps you up to date on what’s happening at the Halls and Strang Senior Centers, and now and again she’ll show off her photographic skills with selections from her photo album. In the Bearden print edition, and available to all readers at, Wendy Smith writes about the aftermath of the April 27 hailstorm. In the features section, Marvin West offers his insights on the “turbulent times” for UT athletics. Time for me to find a shady spot and grab an Icee. Until next week, be cool! Contact Larry Van Guilder at

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■ Patriots of East Tennessee will host Ben Harkins 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Cedar Springs Christian Store, 504 North Peters Road. Harkins will defend the use of red light cameras and answer questions. Everyone is invited. ■ Farragut Lions Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Pimento’s restaurant in Turkey Creek. ■ The Harvey Broome Group will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike. Will Skelton and Kim Robinette will discuss their trip to Egypt. Everyone is invited. Info: 742-2272 ■ Farragut Lions Club will make white cane collections at the Walmart in

■ Local author David Hunter will discuss his new book “From Here to Absurdity: Pink Flamingos, Vibrators and Other Comical Events” 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Cedar Bluff library. Info: 470-7033. ■ Fort Loudoun Lake Association will host the annual raising of the water celebration “FLAAmingo” Friday, June 17. Info: ■ The East Tennessee Daylily Society will have a show and sale Saturday, June 18, at Knoxville Center Mall. The sale starts at 10 a.m. The show will open to the public after judging at 1 p.m. ■ Farragut Lions Club plans an AdoptA-Highway trash pickup on Old State Road for Saturday, June 25; coordinator

Gerri Crutchfield. ■ Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, will host an exhibit of its members works 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through Friday, July 1. Free admission. ■ The Captain W.Y.C. Hannum Chapter #1881, United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at Green Meadow Country Club. Everyone is invited. Info: Debra Wilson, 856-9300 ■ The Knoxville Writers’ Group will meet 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Naples Italian Restaurant, 5500 Kingston Pike. For the summer, members will read from their works. RSVP by Monday, June 20, to 983-3740. Guests and visitors are welcome.

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government Firing on the public (and the public sector) Last Monday was not Mayes isn’t the pera banner day for the sonification of discretion, public and one member and is in of the public sector at fact emCounty Commission’s broiled in special called meetslander ing. Richard Walls, the c ou nter county’s internal audisuits with tor, and Brad Mayes, Salter business owner and now. But whistleblower, spoke to one might the same issue – prob- Brad Mayes ask where he’s to air his grievances if not to his Larry elected Van represenGuilder tatives. EventuRichard Walls ally, the courts lems in the county’s solwill sort it out, but knowid waste department. ing Mayes there’s no Walls presented the better way to assure his findings of the recently continuing appearance completed solid waste before commission than audit. Mayes, the last to tell him he isn’t welperson to speak at pub- come. lic forum, tried again And Mayes has a right to arouse commission’s to speak. If his words interest in what he bemake trouble for him lieves has been negligent down the road, that’s his or even criminal behavresponsibility. He isn’t ior in the department in yelling “Fire!” in a crowdrecent years. ed theater, and censuring Walls was better re- him arguably violates his ceived. His catalogue First Amendment rights. of missing funds and Commission may be missing oversight was lining up Walls and his thorough, but contained department for the ultilittle information that mate “censure” – elimiMayes had not previousnation. Mayor Tim Burly brought to the table. chett has been quoted Yet even Walls could as saying, “If it’s in the not avoid feeling that Yellow Pages, we (the commission had heard county) shouldn’t be doall it wanted to hear ing it.” about Natural ResourcPlenty of accounting es Recovery and the firms are looking for missteps of the county’s work, and the internal late solid waste director, audit department may John Evans. When Walls become the latest victim said he had a 15-minof privatization. Comute presentation, Mike mission will certainly Hammond urged him to vote to approve the Aucut it short. dit Committee’s rec“I’ll talk fast,” Walls ommendation to solicit said, and he did. proposals to use outside Mayes was placed on help for inside audits. an even shorter leash. Points go to Richard Not for the first time, Briggs for noting priMayes declared that the vate firms have to turn a current solid waste di- profit, and it’s important rector is not without sin. to make sure the county He had scarcely warmed receives the same serup before Commissioner vices as it does now. Amy Broyles lashed out. Walls has been critiBroyles skewered cized by some for being Mayes for alleging that too “political,” meaning a county employee has he stood up to the forcommitted criminal mer mayor. That said, acts. You didn’t name a decision to farm out him, she said, “but we his department’s funcknow you mean Tom tion must stand on solid Salter.” cost/benefit ground. Broyles added she Walls was right to didn’t want to see Mayes stand up, and it’s Mayes’ come to commission right to continue standagain singing the same ing up. song. Contact:


Madeline Rogero: From runner-up to favorite Madeline Rogero seems as sure a bet to be the next mayor now as Bill Haslam was eight years ago. Unless her rivals start doing something they have not been doing or Rogero has a meltdown, it is hard to see how she loses. She may even knock them out in the September city primary and have 80 days to plan her transition to the best job she’s ever had: a $130,000 a year salary as well as a lifelong city pension, as she will be vested with four years as mayor and three years plus as community development director. Rogero has the ability to govern and lead. She is honest. She is knowledgeable and regularly outshines her rivals at joint appearances in terms of intellect, demeanor and grasp of issues. But where does she stand on issues facing the city? Frankly, it is not easy to tell you. She has been overly

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cautious in voicing her views on decisions she will have to make after Dec. 17. When elected to an executive office, one needs a mandate from the voters on some specific goals. Mike Ragsdale won two overwhelming victories but had a mandate for little as he was virtually unopposed and seldom took a stand on anything substantive. Combined with a loose management style, that led to a world of problems for him. Madeline needs to speak out if she wants a mandate to carry out her goals. Otherwise, she could still win but then surprise voters with mayoral ideas which they never heard about in the campaign.

In 2003, when she was outspent 6-to-1 yet came within 1,200 votes of being elected mayor, she was a gutsy advocate of several issues. She opposed the expensive orange route (as did I as mayor then) through Hardin Valley despite the backing of the Chamber of Commerce and most of the business community. This route was not in the city, but it would have impacted the city. Later cost analysis caused the project to collapse in 2010 and no one wants to revive it. Rogero championed the city charter amendment to halt public funding to build a new hotel next to the convention center. She also opposed public funding for gardens at Lakeshore Park (which I supported). This outspoken advocate is much more reserved and nuanced today, causing us to wonder what we get when she becomes mayor.

Will it be the Rogero of 2003? Will it be the more politically seasoned candidate who is extraordinarily cautious about making comments which could reduce her current level of support? Frankly, I do not know. Next week: Specific issues in the mayor’s race Notes: Knoxville attorney Marshall Stair, 32, is expected to run for City Council Seat B against former state Sen. Bill Owen: a classic clash between the new and the old. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was in Knoxville and Oak Ridge last week raising money for his re-election campaign as well as speaking to civic groups. Knoxville attorney and TV commentator Don Bosch hosted a fundraiser, even though Dean’s principal opponent has withdrawn. Take this as a sign Dean is looking at a future statewide race some day for some office.

Tindell blasts education ‘reform,’ Photo-ID law State Rep. Harry Tindell was the featured speaker at this month’s Boyd Cloud Democratic Club, and the Democrats were not in a good mood.

Betty Bean “I don’t know if I’m more mad, more embarrassed or more fired up about this legislative session,” said club president Gayle Alley. Tindell reminded the group that he’d been sounding the alarm about what would happen if Republicans gained a majority. Last session, House Democrats and Republicans were equally represented (49-49) with an independent speaker. This year has been a drastically different story. “I told you it was important to break that tie. Unfortunately for Democrats, last year was an amazing national election that brought in many changes. It just shows you how much elections matter.”

State Reps. Harry Tindell and Joe Armstrong Photo by Betty Bean Tindell said the public pays little attention to the 80 percent of the legislature’s work that is routine government stuff. “In that respect, the Republicans did an admirable job. We have to be proud as Democrats that we taught them well. They kept the trains running. They’d even say they did a better job with routine legislative business than we did.” He concedes, however, that the first year of GOP control brought “a startling difference in highly public issues.” He said the Demo-

crats scored some “silent” victories because they were able to modify some of Republicans’ initiatives, like the Sharia Law initiative, which would have given the governor and attorney general the power to designate anybody a terrorist. “The governor and the attorney general didn’t ask for this,” Tindell said. “It finally passed, but it was watered down and simply raised the penalty for being a terrorist. It was not as bad as it could have been.” Tindell, who served on the school board before he

KCS gets $2 million grant for STEM Academy Score another $2 million for Dr. Jim McIntyre and the Knox County school board. Last week the board OK’d a contract with Battelle Memorial Institute in which Battelle will pay up to $2 million over the next year to

establish the county’s STEM Academy as part of the TN STEM Innovation Network. The funding will allow the local Academy to establish and disseminate best practices, while subscribing to a “rapid prototyping of STEM

content and pedagogy.” The money will be drawn down via monthly invoices. The STEM Academy will be housed at the old L&N Station and is expected to open on Aug. 15. – S. Clark

was elected to the General Assembly, doesn’t downplay the impact some of the most publicized measures passed by the majority party, including what he called “an all-out assault on education. The teachers’ union has supported mostly Democratic candidates, and I think they decided they were going to teach them a lesson. “Public schools are what make America great, and attacking teachers has nothing to do with what’s going on in the classroom. This is a national Republican agenda – they’ve decided to dismantle what made the Democrats strong for many years. “In the process, they have angered the teachers. We’ll see if they can become the force they might be.” He said he is most unhappy about what he calls “an assault on voting rights. This is a calculated strategy to discourage Democraticthinking people from voting. It’s making it tougher for citizens to participate in their democracy.” Specifically, he’s strongly opposed to the Photo-ID law that he believes targets elderly and poor people who aren’t licensed drivers. “We have 500,000 people in Tennessee who don’t have a driver’s license. If you don’t have a license, there’s a good likelihood you don’t have a passport, either. It’s those people on the margins who are going to be discouraged from voting.”

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It’s the economy (and the equity) MPC ponders both issues By Larry Van Guilder A staff recommendation for connectivity from a planned subdivision of 98 lots on the southeast side of Nubbin Ridge Road provoked a heated reaction from developer Bryan Testerman at last week’s Metropolitan Planning Commission meeting. A staff request that sidewalks be built in the subdivision only added to the developer’s ire. Specifically, MPC staff asked that the concept plan be revised to provide street connections to “the existing street stubouts to this property from Queensbury Drive to the east and Galewood Road to the west.” “I’ve done about 50 developments in Knoxville and never seen one with multiple entrances (that didn’t have problems),” Testerman said. “If you have one-entrance access, the thieves won’t come in.” Testerman added it would “cost me three lots” to hook up the street stubouts. As to sidewalks: “My neighbor immediately to the west has no sidewalks. The county went down there and put in a nice new road and didn’t put in sidewalks.” Commissioner Wes Stowers sympathized with Testerman, noting the side-



walk provision was “pretty heavy-handed.” Commissioner Michael Kane defended connectivity, saying he lives in a neighborhood with “lots of connectivity,” and it makes for better neighborhoods. MPC vice chair Rebecca Longmire pointed out that sidewalks encourage walking and comply with the “Healthy Knox” initiative. “I don’t see how we can avoid supporting something that both the city of Knoxville and Knox County support,” she said. But the majority of her fellow commissioners could, and the concept plan was approved 8-4 without staff’s connectivity and sidewalks conditions. For the developer, the decision was a victory for equity. Commission concerns about the economy played a major role as it considered the concept plan for the Villas at Pellissippi, a planned subdivision of 46 lots on approximately 13 acres on the east side of George Light Road. Only two of the lots front George Light, and therein lay the developer’s complaint.

GOSSIP AND LIES ■ Tyler Harber has joined the Prosper Group as a partner. The Washington-based consulting firm worked on Senate campaigns for Sharron Angle (Nev.), Scott Brown (Mass.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), and Dan Coats (Ind.). And just to think a few short years ago, Tyler was being chased through town by KCSO’s Lee Trammel while talking to Mike Arms on a cell phone. ■ David Keith might challenge for the Jamie Woodson senate seat as a Democrat, according to talk in Nashville. Then again, he might not. Woodson polled almost 70 percent against the last D who ran. ■ Tim Burchett, speaking in Gibbs, said there’s good news and bad news when his wife, Allison, shops for shoes on eBay. “I showed her how to buy a pair of $100 shoes for $20, so she bought five pairs.”


MPC staff recommended that the developer widen the road to a minimum of 20 feet from the northern boundary of lot 46 (one of the two lots which fronts George Light) to the road’s intersection with Rather Road. Arguing that the condition was too costly, the developer offered to drop the two lots from the plan. Because traffic would nonetheless increase along the road, staff stuck with its recommendation. And then Stowers opined that the economy is in much worse shape than we imagined. “Here’s my problem,” he said. “Right now we’re in a depression, and nobody can afford to build anything.” Chair Robert Anders sounded a cautionary note, saying commission should be careful about making short-term decisions based on the economy that may have long-term adverse effects. George Ewart’s motion to approve the revised 44lot concept plan absent staff’s recommendation to widen George Light Road

anyone’s quality of life with my chickens,” she said of her flock, which currently numbers seven hens and one rooster. “I’m all about chickens,” Ewart said. “I like to eat them.” “I like to eat other people’s chickens,” Griffin replied. Despite Commissioner Bart Carey’s warning that “once you zone it agricultural, it’s agricultural,” opening the door for many more uses neighbors may find objectionable, commissioners voted 9-3 to approve the rezoning. Note: Last week we reported that MPC staff was recommending denial of the final plat for Brandywine at Turkey Creek Phase I because the town of Farragut had not issued a letter signing off on the development. The letter in question has since been received, and MPC approved the concept plan.

Improvements to Dutchtown Road will move ahead if County Commission approves a contract with Rogers Group Inc. at its June session. Engineering and Public Works is requesting approval of the $3.9 million contract to complete Phase II of the Dutchtown project. This phase completes widening of the road, with a center turn lane added, from Christian Academy Boulevard to Park Village Road. Motorists have been sitting out delays on the project since the contract for Phase I was awarded to APAC-Tennessee in August 2004. APAC walked off the job in December 2006 in a dispute with the county over late completion penalties and added costs. – Larry Van Guilder

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You can go home again Touring the Thomas Wolfe Memorial A SHEVILLE, N.C. – The seeds of literary greatness were first planted in the yellow Victorian house at 48 Spruce Street known as Old Kentucky Home. It was here that Thomas Wolfe would move, at age 6, with his mother, Julia, who turned the Queen Anne-influenced home into a boardinghouse. It was here that he would spend the rest of his childhood, dreaming dreams, noticing neighbors and creating the series of moments we call life that would later inspire his first and most lauded novel, “Look Homeward, Angel.” And it was here he would return, years later, after his book made him a pariah for a time in his own hometown. Julia Wolfe didn’t go into business for herself because she needed the money. Her husband, W.O., ran a monument shop that supported the family. But she was a feisty woman of Scots-Irish descent, obsessed with real estate, remembered later as a shrewd business owner. When she bought the home in 1906 and prepared to move into it, W.O. balked, saying that he didn’t want to live with strangers in a drafty old house. So, he and five of the Wolfe children stayed at the family’s nearby home at 92 Woodfin Street. Only Thomas would accompany his mother to the boardinghouse. Wolfe’s parents have been described as “kind of like Tennessee Williams characters, larger than life.” W.O. loved the theater and kept a copy of Shakespeare’s plays by his bed. It is said that he memorized many of them by heart and would often quote passages from “King Lear” while intoxicated. He was once arrested for public drunkenness and it is believed that marital estrangement played a part in both Julia’s decision to buy the boardinghouse and W.O.’s decision not to move there. Thomas would never have his own room at the boardinghouse. His mother sacrificed her own living space, too, preferring to leave as much room as possible for the boarders. When she opened for business, Julia charged $1 per day for rooms, which included breakfast and supper. She would later send young Tom down to the Asheville train station to pass out advertisement cards to arriving tourists. Today, the home is the stateowned Thomas Wolfe Memorial and displays a representation of daily life in the boardinghouse. It is preserved largely intact, with the major exception being renovations required after someone

Thomas Wolfe and his works, particularly “Look Homeward, Angel,” inspired author Pat Conroy to the point that Conroy said that while reading the book “I learned that there was a connection between literature and ecstasy.” William Faulkner considered Wolfe his generation’s best writer.

believed to be a drunken reveler threw a firebomb into the home in July 1998. The six-year restoration cost $2.4 million. During the boardinghouse’s heyday, the dining room would have served as many as 30 at one time. Dinner was sometimes served in two shifts and was peppered with Southern-fried staples as well as Julia’s notoriously watered down coffee. The tour guide told us that Julia “put lard in everything, be it a vegetable or dessert.” “Are you talking about Paula Deen?” somebody cracked. Around the time Thomas left for college in 1916, Julia updated the house with electricity, more indoor plumbing (then a rarity) and additional rooms. Thomas Wolfe is considered by many to be the most autobiographical major American writer. When

TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West othing like this has ever happened at the University of Tennessee. To quote Elvis, everything is all shook up. Out past the plateau, Vanderbilters are snickering at our discomfort. Five years of confusion continues and there is not yet a flicker of light at the end of the tunnel. Well, Joan Cronan is a temporary plus. Coaches and presidents have been coming and going at a record pace. Makes you wonder about those doing search and select. The Big Orange is again featured in another instability scramble. What we have this week is fragmentation, pros and cons, some for, some against, some version of chaos and a royal mess. To make it worse, money and perks are blowing in the wind. If you were not distracted by the adventure with the NCAA

Wolfe sat at this desk in his mother’s boardinghouse to write “Return,” a piece for the Asheville Citizen-Times, in 1937 following a sevenyear exile from the city after the controversial reaction of many of its citizens to the heavily autobiographical “Look Homeward, Angel.” The writing shown on the table is hand-written manuscript of “Return.”

Thomas Wolfe is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Asheville. His gravestone reads: “The last voyage, the longest, the best,” a quote from “Look Homeward, Angel.

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Visitors tour outside the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, the Victorian house called “Old Kentucky Home” that the novelist’s mother ran as a boardinghouse from 1906 to 1945. The home and much of Wolfe’s early life in Asheville would serve as the inspiration for his first novel, “Look Homeward, Angel.” The house gained its name because its original owner was from Kentucky. Photos by Jake Mabe

committee on infractions and don’t worry too much about the forthcoming trip to hell, the man overboard may remain the focal point for a few more days. Did he jump? Was he pushed? Does it matter? We know he did not drown. Athletic director Mike Hamilton, a God-fearing man known for integrity and fundraising instead of people management and public relations skills, says he resigned of his own free will, to calm the storm and aid the school. It was a classy exit. Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, prepped to appear calm but probably overmatched, says he accepted the decision at face value. I, being suspicious of this establishment, say the whole deal was brokered. Somewhere in the background is super agent Jimmy Sexton. Can you believe Cheek signed

he wrote “Look Homeward, Angel,” he included thinly-disguised versions of his own family (sometimes not even bothering to change their first names), friends, boarders at Old Kentucky Home (called Dixieland in the novel) and roughly 200 other Asheville citizens. When Julia read the novel, she reportedly kept a running commentary, saying “now he’s insulting this person or that person.” Writing from New York, Wolfe tried to warn his family and the town folk, saying, “Please don’t take it personally. It’s a work of art.” In the posthumously published novel “You Can’t Go Home Again” he wrote that “he supposed that there might even be a protest here and there and he tried to prepare himself for it. But when it came, it went so far beyond anything he had feared might happen.”

off on a going-away present of $1,547,615.42 plus a lifetime gift of eight season tickets and two preferred parking places for football and basketball? If you read the fine print, there may be complimentary cars, free phones and food stamps. Of course Mike went out the open door. Of course Cheek declined to discuss the bag of treats at the historic press conference. If you go heavy on wins and losses and rules violations, Mike Hamilton was mostly a mistake as athletic director. Doug Dickey made it in 2003, on his way back to Florida. He pushed the promotion of his associate as his replacement. Hamilton was all-world at picking pockets, growing the budget and building facilities but ill equipped to choose and direct high-octane coaches. His timing was brutal. He correctly identified a football decline but picked homecoming week to fire Phillip Fulmer. As it was explained to me, the AD feared the coach might end up with eight victories and create a small dilemma, qualifying for an extension and raise while termination was in the works. Hamilton erred before that. He mistook the rallies of 2006 and 2007 for complete restoration

A typical boarder’s room at “Old Kentucky Home.”

Letters were sent to Wolfe saying, “If you know what’s good for you, you’ll stay in New York.” Some threatened to tar and feather him in the city square if he came home. The book was banned for a time from the Asheville public library. Wolfe stayed away for seven years. Ironically, when he did return, this time as a respected American

novelist, he had become a source of pride. “By then he was so famous that people were insulted if they weren’t in the book,” our tour guide said. Guess you can go home again after all. Call Jake Mabe at 922-4136 or e-mail JakeMabe1@ Visit him online at jakemabe.blogspot. com, on Facebook or at

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The Thomas Wolfe Memorial visitor’s entrance is located at 52 North Market St., Asheville, NC 28801. Admission is $1 for adults and 50 cents for students. It is closed on Mondays and on major holidays. For hours and other info, call 828-253-8304 or visit

and signed off on that infamous contract with the six-million-dollar buyout clause. The university is still paying. And paying. Despite the character reference from Al Davis, Hamilton hired Lane Kiffin because he would bring his daddy as defensive coordinator. This was going to be the beginning of a return to glory. You know how that turned out. Firing a cantankerous baseball coach didn’t trouble me as much as hiring a poor replacement. Consolidating men’s and women’s track saved three dollars but didn’t provide desired results. Replacing Buzz Peterson was expensive but had to be. I do believe Ernie Grunfeld picked Bruce Pearl for Hamilton. I thought that was a stroke of genius. Pearl was a tremendous salesman who could also coach some. I now think Bruce simply outsmarted himself. I also think Hamilton had no clue what was happening. Supporting Pearl was one error. Undermining Pearl on the eve of the tournament was another. Firing Pearl was an awkward necessity. That was also the end of Hamilton – unofficially. This is a very thin summation of Hamilton’s time as athletic director. He oversaw the solicitation of a fortune in gifts and grants but

did not choose and manage coaches who won championships. In fact, championships are pipe dreams. The Volunteers are nowhere close in the two sports that earn their keep. Both are awaiting sentencing that will kick them backwards. Successful athletic directors at Tennessee have a steelcable connection to winning football games. That is what pays the bills. Six and seven won’t get it. Amid this plight, a good man is packing for departure. Among those in athletics, Mike is high or better in character. Among compassionate East Tennesseans, Mike is outstanding. Resigning as athletic director was the correct thing to do. Hamilton support was outnumbered by critics. He was the proverbial lightning rod. This entire calamity was dumped at his desk because those who really caused it were already gone. Experience says change is not necessarily good or bad. The net result depends on who is next in line and what they do with a golden opportunity. Possibly, hopefully, Cheek has some idea what Tennessee needs. Maybe his national search will discover a correct choice for a change. The other kind of change is very expensive. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is


The best friend the Smokies ever had Carlos C. Campbell (1892-1978) CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton HISTORY AND MYSTERIES | Dr. Jim Tumblin

The joys of the fathers

Carlos C. Campbell was born Aug. 6, 1892 in the Sevier County community of Kodak, within sight of Mt. LeConte. After his reluctant first hike to Mt. LeConte in October 1924, Mr. Campbell was hooked. His enthusiasm for the mountains sparked that day was extinguished only by his death in 1978, at age 86.

The Lord passed before (Moses), and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, yet by no means clearing the guilty, but visiting the iniquity of the parents upon the children and the children’s children, to the third and fourth generation.” (Exodus 34: 6-7 NRSV)


o writes Rebecca Campbell Arrants in a book she assembled from her grandfather’s reminiscences, “Memories of Old Smoky: Early Experiences in the Great Smoky Mountains.” Campbell himself authored “Birth of a National Park in the Great Smoky Mountains,” first published in 1960. It describes his role and the obstacles that had to be overcome before the park’s 1934 establishment. But for the persistence of Campbell and a small band of dedicated proponents the nation’s most visited national park might never have been developed. Carlos Clinton Campbell was the first of seven children of George Marshall and Reba Moore Campbell. The family moved to Knoxville when he was 12. Campbell graduated from Central High in 1912. At the urging of his uncle, a general physician, Campbell entered the Lincoln Memorial Medical School (then located in Knoxville) and attended for one year. While studying “Gray’s Anatomy” one evening, he noted a ninepage passage of very fi ne print devoted to the description of just the outside of the human liver. He later would say, “That was too detailed for my rambling nature.” Medicine’s loss proved to be the conservation movement’s gain. In 1920 Campbell became assistant manager of the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce and later became its manager. As a charter member of the Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association, he developed a keen interest in conservation and felt that Knoxville and the surrounding area, including the business community, could benefit from a national park. In 1922, he was a scoutmaster and accompanied his troop to a two-week summer program at Camp LeConte in the Wonderland Park of Elkmont. He took three hikes, the first along the bank of Laurel Branch to Laurel Falls which at the time was not even a beaten path. On his second hike he experienced his first

The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. (Mark Antony, in Julius Caesar, Act III, scene 2, by William Shakespeare) The Campbell house on Gibbs Drive in Fountain City is representative of the street’s distinctive architecture. close-up of Mount LeConte from the crest of Sugarland Mountain. The third hike was an ordeal, but left him no less enthusiastic. At daylight, Campbell and companion Bob Bruner caught the logging train that left Elkmont. The track bed was so curvy and steep that a Shea engine with vertical drive shafts was necessary to negotiate the sharp curves. The terrain eventually became so steep that even frequent switchbacks would not permit use of the engine and flat cars from that level. They were pulled up the mountain by a steel cable powered by a gasoline engine to a place near the pinnacle. There, Campbell and Bruner left the rail car and hiked the remainder of the way, possibly a mile, to the pinnacle near the state line and then walked another mile along the crest before returning to meet the afternoon run of the primitive cable car. They never knew exactly where they had hiked but thought it was between Clingman’s Dome and Cold Springs Knob. Due to work and family obligations, Campbell was unable to visit the mountains much until a life-changing event occurred. George F. Barber, physical director of the YMCA, invited a group to accompany him on a hike to Mount LeConte. His brother, Charles, a prominent Knoxville architect, asked Campbell to join them. Campbell answered, “I’m too busy.” Barber replied, “You tell me that you are too busy to climb one of the grandest mountains of the east. If, instead, I had asked you to go with me to Yellowstone you would not be too busy but you’d jump at the opportunity. Because this is something virtually in our back yard, you tell me you are

too busy. Here you are at the Chamber of Commerce, supposedly in a position to tell people what we have around here, and you don’t know a darned thing about it!” Campbell acquiesced and took his first hike to Mount LeConte in October 1924. Years later he recalled the thrilling sights from its two main observation points. When reading his first person account of the hike one can conclude that Campbell gained a lifetime appreciation of the mountains, one that perhaps marked the genesis of his intensified preservation efforts. As a Chamber executive, Campbell took every important visitor to the mountains. Campbell, UT botany professor Dr. L.R. Hesler and local florist and hiker Brockway Crouch took visiting Cornell University professor Dr. E.L. Palmer to Mount LeConte. Palmer was impressed and reported on the trip in Nature magazine, for which he was the associate editor. Campbell volunteered to furnish the photographs for the story. Another hobby was born. Throughout the years, Nature and National Geographic published Campbell’s nature photographs. Eventually he assembled a huge collection of color slides of the Great Smokies and presented lectures to area groups. His interest in the park and the influence of hiking companions enhanced his long-standing appreciation of wildflowers. In 1962, he co-authored “Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers” with William F. Hutson, Hershal L. Macon and A.J. Sharp. The book is now in its expanded and revised fifth edition and is a must for anyone interested in wildflowers.


Carlos C. Campbell was one of the early proponents of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park whose books contributed greatly to the popularity of the nation’s most visited national park. Photo courtesy of the C.M. McClung Historical Collection

Campbell and his wife, Ida Watson Campbell, moved to Fountain City’s Gibbs Drive in 1922, where they raised their three children. He was employed by the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce until 1928, then with the Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company until his death. His contributions to the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park were recognized and rewarded. He was appointed an Honorary National Park Ranger in 1973. The Carlos C. Campbell Memorial Research Fellowship was established in 1978. The Carlos C. Campbell Overlook in the Park was dedicated in 1981. Campbell passed away on Aug. 19, 1978, at age 86. He and Ida are buried in Lynnhurst Cemetery. Edward J. Meeman, a former editor of the News Sentinel and national park movement supporter, wrote in his autobiography that “Carlos C. Campbell ... became the best informed man on the Great Smoky Mountains, the most understanding, courageous and persistent friend the park project, and later the park itself, ever had.”

n my work, I frequently see folks – children, teens, young adults and seniors – who reflect their treatment at the hands of their fathers. When I meet someone who is handing down to another generation the same crippling anger and roughness they received, or someone whose spirit was clearly crushed at a young age, my heart aches, and I turn to one or another of my colleagues and opine, “And that is what it means when the Bible says the sins of the fathers are visited upon the children, to the third and fourth generation.” We parent the way we were parented. It is almost always true, barring some intervening and life-changing event, that if our parents were loving, fair and fi rm, that is how we will treat our children. On the other hand, if our parents were harsh, hateful and unpredictable – well, that is also a learned pattern. It is sad to see people whose lives have been twisted or ruined by a parent. There are those who can rise above a disastrous childhood, but it takes enormous healing and unfathomable forgiveness. I have heard one man in this town tell his story – and you would recognize his name – a story of abuse and abandonment, of heartbreak and wrenching sadness. Yet somehow, through the miracle of one loving presence, he was able to grow into a extraordinary man and a leader in the community. Next Sunday is Father’s Day, and we will celebrate our fathers, living and dead, who loved us and taught us and encouraged us and held us accountable. We will remember their lessons, their example, their faults and their love. I remember my own laughing daddy on the way to church that last morning of his life. The time we had him was too short by far, but the memory of him – his smile, his blue, blue eyes, his integrity – live on, shaping my heart forever. Because of that early loss, which has colored my life in ways that I am still discovering, I watch fathers with their children, especially with their daughters. I study how they interact and wonder how Daddy and I would have gotten along as adults. I hope that your memories of your father (or father-figure) are fi lled with joy and thanksgiving. It is my prayer that it is the joys, rather than the sins, of your father that are visited on you and your children and your children’s children. And if your father is living, call him, visit him, thank him. Share a memory. Tell a story. Listen to him. Tell him you love him. Happy Father’s Day!

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Meet the Shopper interns By Tia Kalmon The Shopper had 10 interns on our first outing with a few more to join up next week. Interns come to the Shopper offices in Halls and Farragut on Mondays during June and July to participate in the program. The interns are in middle and high school and have differing personalities, but each has a goal to learn something this summer and we are excited to help. These interns will travel with us to local businesses to tour while they learn reporting, writing and photography. Each intern has wonderful potential and we are excited to see them grow and learn! To our outstanding interns, may they pursue their dreams and learn a lot! Tyler Alexis Beard, almost 14 and a Farragut resident, is a freshman at Knoxville Catholic High School. Her favorite color is pink. Beard likes to play soccer and hopes this program will be fun. Jenna Kalmon, 17, is a senior at Hardin Valley Academy. Her favorite color is yellow. In her free time she likes to crochet, take pictures and run. She may have a career in marketing. Kathleen Karnes, 15, is a sophomore at West High School. Her favorite color is pink. She participated in this program because her mom suggested it and it sounded like a good idea. Caroline Longmire, 14, is a freshman at Gibbs High



School. Her favorite color is pink. Her hobbies include sw imming, hanging out with friends and family, shopping, and a passion to travel. She would like to be a psychiatrist and obtain a degree in interior design. She participated in this program to meet new people and visit new places. Elizabeth Longmire, 14, is a freshman at Gibbs High School. Her favorite color is yellow. In her free time she likes to go sw imming, shopping, to football games and to be with friends. Elizabeth would like to pursue a career in broadcasting or journalism. Max McCoig, 15, is a sophomore at Bearden High School. His favorite color is blue. He likes to play baseball and collect baseball cards. Max wants to pursue a career as a sports announcer.

Dalton Mullins, 11, is in the 7th grade at Halls Middle School. His favorite color is orange. He loves to play sports and would like to be a professional soccer player when he grows up. Jacob Mullins, 11, is in the 6th grade at Halls Middle School. His favorite color is blue. He loves to play Dalton Mullins, Jacob Mullins and Tyler Beard inspect the PetSafe Dog Park at Tommy Schumpvideo games ert Park near Sterchi Hills. Photo by Jenna Kalmon and would like to be a professional soccer player. He participated in this internship “to By Tia Kalmon go places and learn.” The pet friendly people at Madison Noe, 14, is PetSafe gave our summer ina freshman at Halls High terns their first tour last MonSchool. Her day, showing us what makes favorite col- PetSafe bark. ors are pink and navy blue. Madison is interested in jour na lism and would one day like to become a reporter, lawyer Kittens (and pups) are available for adoption at the Youngor photographer. She says Williams Animal Center on Kingston Pike. A major donation by this program is “a wonderful Shater Hughes PetSafe made the center possible. Photo by S. Clark experience to be more knowledgeable about job options.” “The best years of my The headquarters is locatOwen Sanders, 13, is in life are measured in dog ed in west Knox County. PetSafe Facts the 8th grade at Halls MidPetSafe is dedicated to pets, dle School. years.” (PetSafe Ethos Fund In the June 2011 edition striving to create innovate His favorite T-shirt) of the Greater Knoxville PetSafe is the brand name products that will benefit all color is blue Business Journal, reporter for Radio Systems Corpora- household animals. The comand his hobLarisa Brass interviewed by is swim- tion, which was founded in pany creates products such Radio Systems founder ming. He 1991 with a single product, as wellness beds, kennels, and CEO Randy Boyd. aspires to be the In-Ground Radio Fence. wall entry doors and invisible She wrote that the an electri- Now the company has ex- fences for dogs and cats. company has $300 million panded to 400 worldwide cal engineer The interns went backstage in sales and employs 480 and entered employees and international at PetSafe, seeing the commupeople. It produces 4,000 offi ces in Canada, Great Britthis program because it nity of workers that president/ pet products. It holds 53 ain and China. sounded interesting. CEO Randy Boyd has estabpatents with more than lished. The visit began with 100 patents pending. Eleanor Marshall, marketing Money quote: “If you’re specialist for SportDog, who creative and determined, displayed products and disyou’re going to find a way. cussed the Venture Series. The first thing is to just go Mike Shater, dog trainer, out and sell something.” led a tour of the PetSafe Vil– Randy Boyd lage.

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West wins Girls track team nails fourth state title in six years

By Betty Bean The races had been run, the points tallied, the winners declared. It was time for the official TSSAA photographer to call the 2011 AAA Division state track and field champions to the platform. When they got there, he was puzzled. “He said ‘Where’s the rest of your team?’ The coach said ‘This is it.’ Everybody’s jaws just dropped,” said Lisa Treasure, mother of West High School senior standout Maddie Treasure, three-year team captain of the girls track team. “We won with seven girls.” It might seem like a bit of a stretch to classify a program that has won four state titles in six years the “little engine that could,”

ARTS CALENDAR ‘Arts in the Airport’ The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (McGhee Tyson Airport) and the Arts and Culture Allians will present “Arts in the Airport” through Thursday, Oct. 20, in the secured area behind McGhee Tyson Airport’s security gate checkpoint. The exhibition will feature selected artwork from more than 40 artists in East Tennessee. A gallery of images from the exhibit is available at album/airport_spring11. html.

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but it takes more than speed and talent for one of the smallest schools in the AAA division to compete and win against teams with nearly three times as many athletes. It takes strategy, determination and careful planning. “This was pretty special,” said coach Mike Crockett. “They fought through a little adversity. It was tough. Even though they’ve had a lot of success, it’s still real exciting and you never know when you’re going to come that way again. It’s very difficult to get through those (last) two days. You pretty much have to compete at your top level, and at this age, that doesn’t always happen. Somehow our girls have always seemed WordPlayers’ Theatre, 1540 Robinson Road, Wednesday, June 15, and Thursday through Saturday, June 16-18. Tickets are $10 ($8 students and seniors, $6 children under 12). Admission for performances on Thursdays is “pay what you can.” Bring a new toy for a child age 3-13 and receive a free child or student ticket to the show. Donated toys will be given to children at Joni and FriendsKnoxville. Info or to purchase tickets: or call 539-2490.

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to maximize their efforts in this meet.” The other team members are senior Kayla Nesby, junior Kaylah Whaley, sophomore Shantyra Delaney, sophomore Tamara Hundley, freshmen Riley Campbell and Maya Barroso. Crockett has been head coach at West for four years and was an assistant for eight years before that. He considers assistant coach Will Jay his co-head coach and says Jay has been crucial to the team’s development. Jay, who coaches the Tennessee Elite AAU track club, returns the compliment. “Coach Crockett has been great to work with,” he said. He has four of the seven West High girls on the Tennessee Elite, which competes in the summer. He has worked with Maddie Treasure since she was 9 years old. “The first year I coached her, Maddie won a national championship, the triath-

lon, similar to the high school pentathlon, which is Maddie’s event. I knew from a very early age she was special.” Jay has been at West High School since 2002, with some time off to resolve health issues. He’s been thinking back to 2008, when Maddie, who won the Nike Indoor Championship in 2010 and won a track scholarship to Stanford, was a freshman running the 4x400-meter relay with All-American Jackie Coward. “Jackie graduated Maddie’s freshman year,” Jay said. “Maddie was still trying to decide if track was what she wanted to focus on. Jackie was the anchor leg, Maddie was the leadoff leg. They set a state record that still stands. That’s kind of when her career started over again. I told her, ‘Remember how much it meant to you as a freshman? Let’s do it for these kids and go out with a bang.’ ”

SPORTS NOTES ■ Knoxville Track Club’s Youth Athletics program through Saturday, June 25, includes 50-meter dash, discus throw and high jump. Girls and boys ages 5-18. Practice is held 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Includes 4 Saturday track meets on the UT campus. Cost is $39. Info: 406-4128 or visit ■ Summer golf camp at Concord Park Golf Course, ages 9-14, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday, June 21-23, $100; ages 6-8, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday, June 14-15 and Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28-29, $75. Info: 966-9103. ■ Larry Simcox Diamond Baseball Skills Camp, grades 6-9, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 15-16. Info: 5679082 or visit ■ Larry Simcox Diamond Baseball Summer Camp, ages 6-11. Camp one, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday through Friday, June 15-17. Info: 567-9082 or visit www.diamondbaseballtn. com. ■ Hope Resource Center Golf Tournament, Friday, June 17, Avalon Landmark Golf Club. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. before 8 a.m. shotgun start. Info: 525-4673, ext. 109. ■ Baseball Tournament , Friday through Sunday, June 17-19. Open to all, Tee ball to 14U. Info: 992-5504 or email ■ Hardin Valley Academy Cheerleading Camp, 5-8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, June 20-22, in the school gym. Cost is $50. Bring a sibling for $5 off. Info: email mindy. ■ Wrestling Camp, for all ages, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, June 21-23, Central High School. ■ Baseball Tournament , Friday through Sunday, June 24-26. Open to all, Tee ball to 14U. Info: 992-5504 or email

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Edible books Blount County Public Library will exhibit its edible book cover contest entries during regular library hours Thursday through Sunday, June 23-26. Awards will be given to the winners 3 p.m. Sunday. Info: www.

‘Annie Get Your Gun’ Foothills Community Players’ summer musical “Annie Get Your Gun” will be performed at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville on Friday through Sunday, July 1-3, and Thursday through Sunday, July 7-10. Tickets are $22. Info: or call 981-8590.

Christian, Newsom memorial bike ride is Saturday The Channon and Chris Memorial Ride, being held in honor of Channon Christian and Halls native Chris Newsom, who were murdered in January 2007, will be held Saturday, June 18. Registration will be 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hooters on Central Avenue Pike (off Cedar Lane/Merchant Drive);

kickstands up at 12:45 p.m. The $25 registration fee includes a Blood Brothers Tennessee Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club wrist band, a T-shirt, five tickets for prize drawings, and food and drink specials from Hooters. Proceeds will benefit Young Life and the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee Food for Kids program. The ride will travel through Knox and Anderson counties and return to Hooters for food and

drink specials, $3,000 in door prizes and a live concert by East Tennessee’s Southbound Band. MainStay Suites, located near Hooters, is offering $69 specials for those wanting to stay overnight. The ride is sponsored by MainStay Suites, The UPS Store, Power T Graphics, Hooters, the Knoxville Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union and WIMZ 103.5 FM. Info: Erin Warwick, 599-6418.

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The nuclear option We’ve been trying to potty train Daniel for more than a year now, and so far, we’ve been thwarted by a common problem of male offspring: the little guys just don’t care.

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it in the middle of the kitchen table. I explained that Daniel would get two for pee and five for poop in the potty. I also promised him that we’d buy him a brand new toy the first time he pooped in the potty. Third, location. I moved Daniel’s little potty from the bathroom into our living space, centrally located and with a good view of the TV. On Saturday, we had a few accidents and no No. 2 in the potty. We called the game for bedtime. On Sunday, Zac and I were sipping our morning coffee, and Daniel was sitting on my lap, watching Curious George. Daniel slid off my lap, leaned on the table and stood on one leg. I knew it was time. “Buddy, do you need to go poop?” “Yeah,” he said. “OK, then run to the potty!” He ran and sat. Meanwhile, Zac and I tried to act casual

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL ■ Bethany Baptist Church, 6705 Raccoon Valley Road, will have Big Apple Adventure VBS 7-9 p.m. June 20-24, with classes for age 3 through adult. The Rev. Jack Walker is pastor. Info: Jean, 922-2818.

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■ Black Oak Ridge Baptist Church, 6404 Old Maynardville Pike, will have Big Apple Adventure VBS 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 13-17, for ages 3 and older. There will be classes for youth and adults, and nursery is provided. Complete meals will be served each night. Friday night is Family Night with games, crafts and gifts, and the children will perform their program. Info: 254-3363.

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CONDOLENCES will have Big Apple Adventure VBS 6-9 p.m. June 19-24. Info or to register: 687-5648 or

■ Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 9711 Norris Freeway in Powell, will host VBS 7-9 p.m. June 20-24. Class for all ages and everyone welcome. Info: Heather, 659-2048.

■ Grace Baptist Church, 7171 Oak Ridge Highway, will have The Adventure Squad 2011 VBS 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 2224, for ages 2 years through 5th grade. There will be nightly giveaways. Info or to register:

■ Central Baptist Church of Fountain City, 5364 North Broadway, will have Big Apple Adventure VBS 9 a.m. to noon, June 13-17, for children preschool (age 3 before Sept. 30) through rising 6th grade. Info or to register: www.cbcfc. org or 688-2421.

■ Greenway Baptist Church, 2809 Adison Ave., will have The Big Apple Adventure VBS 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. through through Friday, June 17. Info: 687-5369.

■ Church at Sterchi Hills, 904 Dry Gap Pike, will have its “Big Apple Adventure” VBS 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, through Friday, July 1. Classes available for kindergarten through adults. Info: 281-8718 or

■ House Mountain Baptist Church, 8621 Washington Pike, Corryton, will have VBS 6:30 p.m. June 13-17. ■ Hubbs Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Hubbs Grove Road, Maynardville, will have Big Apple Adventure VBS 6:30 to 9 p.m. through June 16, with a Family Night Block Party June 17. There will be Bible study, snacks, music, crafts and games. Classes are available for all ages, infant through adult. There will be special activities for teenagers and Bible study for adults. All are welcome.

■ Church of God of the Union Assembly, 336 Tazewell Pike, will have VBS 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 13-17, for 3-Teens. The theme is “Inside Out and Upside Down on Main Street.” Supper will be served each night. Info: Linda Merritt, 992-0682. ■ Community Baptist Church, 738 Highway 61 West, will have Big Apple Adventure VBS 7-9 p.m. June 20-24. Classes for all ages. Everyone welcome. Info: 742-9702.

■ Karns Church of Christ, 6612 Beaver Ridge Road, will have VBS, themed “The Battle Belongs to the Lord,” 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. June 26-29. Info: 691-7411.

■ Fairview Baptist Church, 7424 Fairview Road, Corryton,

■ New Beverly Baptist Church, 3320 New Beverly Church Road, will have PandaMania VBS 6:15 to 9 p.m. June 13-17. There will be food, crafts, inflatables and music. Info: 546-0001 or

will have Inside Out and Upside Down on Main Street VBS 9 a.m. to noon, June 2023. Info: or 523-2189. ■ Son Light Baptist Church, off Rifle Range Road, will have Inside Out and Upside Down on Main Street 6:45 to 9 p.m. June 20-24. Classes for all ages. Dinner provided. Commencement will be 6 p.m. June 26. Info: 922-5501.

■ New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4624 Nora Road, 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 20-24. Info or transportation: 688-1073 or 363-0916. ■ North Acres Baptist Church, 5803 Millertown Pike, will host the “Big Apple Adventure” VBS 6:30 to 9 p.m. through Friday, June 17, for all ages. Info: 522-7590. ■ Powell Church, 323 West Emory Road, will have Kingdom of the Son VBS 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 13-17, with a visit by the Knoxville ZooMobile June 13, and Family Night with inflatables and food June 17. Classes for ages 4 years through 5th grade. Info or to register: www. or 9382741. ■ Salem Baptist Church, 8201 Hill Road, will have Big Apple Adventure VBS 9 a.m. to noon, June 20-24, for all children ages 4 years through 5th grade. Info or to register: 922-3490 or www.salem ■ Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike,

■ Union Baptist Church, 6701 Washington Pike, will have PandaMania VBS 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 26-30, for ages 4 years through 5th grade. The kick-off party will be 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26, with food, inflatables and games. Info or to register: www.

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■ Beaver Ridge UMC will receive 10 percent of the total purchases made 5-8 p.m. each Thursday at the Sonic restaurant in Karns. Info:

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

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First-time parents ease into roles with help from Parkwest Childbirth Center This Father’s Day has a new meaning for Jason Raiford-Davis because he will be celebrating it as a dad himself. He and his wife, Faun, welcomed their son, Graydon Thomas, into the world on Thursday, May 12, at 11:42 p.m. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. “We could immediately tell that he has an inquisitive, yet calm demeanor,â€? Jason said. “He has been alert from the very beginning.â€? The couple originally met several years ago when they both worked at Smart Toys and Books. They had mutual friends, and they eventually found themselves dating. Their goal was to have a child after two years of marriage, and that’s exactly what happened. “I just knew it. My instincts told me that I was pregnant,â€? said Faun, who was pleased when her in-home test conďŹ rmed positive pregnancy results. They found out she was pregnant moments before their friends came over to watch a football game. “We agreed to keep it a secret until we could tell our parents ďŹ rst,â€? said Faun. “I can still remember the looks of excitement we exchanged that night – we were so happy.â€? At P.F. Chang’s, they revealed their news by inviting their mothers to join them – neither knowing the other was also going to be there. “We had the table carefully selected and

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decorated with owers and balloons. Photos of our positive pregnancy test results were included in their special Grandparent’s Day cards,â€? said Faun. The energy was contagious. Faun had worked in the past as a nanny, but Jason, who works as Business Operations Manager in Imaging Services at Parkwest Medical Center, had never held a newborn before. “As a health care professional, I think I tend to be more critical than others when I’m on the

Center last week was fantastic. th bir ild Ch the in e enc eri exp r Ou e exceptional – everyone was All of the nurses we encountered wer nurse who got us started when the s wa e ian D e. siv pon res d an caring ough the actual birth and we arrived, Charlotte was with us thr was truly outstanding), and e (sh s ces pro the h oug thr un Fa d coache two lactation consultants we saw Nancy was who discharged us. The un what should and should Fa to g nin lai exp at job ent ell exc did an ary Alice and Nancy). We could not happen with breast feeding (M one we interacted with seemed ery Ev e. enc eri exp ter bet a d ha ve not ha at they do. to enjoy their job and was great at wh Sincerely, Jason Raiford-Davis

patient or caregiver side,â€? said Jason. “I was extremely pleased with Dr. Kimberly Roberts and the Parkwest Childbirth Center staff. They were great personally, professionally and clinically.â€? Although Faun experienced some nausea in her ďŹ rst and third trimesters, she had an ideal pregnancy. The migraines that she had experienced before her pregnancy subsided, and she was able to continue working on her feet as a hair colorist. After taking Parkwest Childbirth Center classes to help them better understand what would happen throughout the pregnancy and how they could prepare for their newborn, they highly recommend the courses to others who are expecting their ďŹ rst child. Friends and family showered them with baby gifts, and their ocean-themed nursery was ready ahead of schedule, but Graydon wasn’t. Nearly a week after her due-date, Faun was admitted to the Childbirth Center. She was given cytotec to naturally encourage the body to begin delivery. After 16 hours of labor, the couple was able to meet their son for the ďŹ rst time. “The timing of the birth was absolutely phenomenal,â€? said Jason. “When it was time for the ďŹ nal pushes, our nurse quickly had assistance from Dr. Roberts and our East Tennessee Children’s Hospital neonatal specialist.â€? ETCH staffs a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit nurse to be onsite at Parkwest 24 hours a day, seven days a week to make sure each and every birth goes smoothly.

“At ďŹ rst, Graydon didn’t cry, and this worried me,â€? said Faun. “Turns out, he was very healthy – we just have a very laid-back son.â€? Jason was able to cut the umbilical cord moments after birth and remembers the moments shortly after his birth vividly. “He absolutely loved the bath most of all,â€? said Jason. “We have a video of him smiling as the water was rinsed over his head.â€? Initially, they felt apprehensive after being discharged from the hospital because they realized they would no longer have the Childbirth Center care that they had become accustomed to; however, they quickly settled in as a new family in their West Knoxville home. Faun credits Jason for being exible and understanding throughout her pregnancy. “I didn’t realize just how much I would lean on him – especially after my labor,â€? said Faun. “While my body recovered, he jumped right in to help not just more around the house, but by also taking care of Graydon. He is really great to me.â€? Jason admitted that the advice that he was given in his journey as an expectant father was true. Sleep while you can, and remain calm and patient.

Dr. Dad: Parkwest physicians reflect on fatherhood C. David Schroeder, MD

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I enjoy conversations with my daughter. The insight of a 7-yearold is brutally honest, frequently accurate and always amusing. Don’t sweat the small stuff, roll with the punches and savor the moment. Both the good and the bad pass very quickly.

What do I enjoy most about being a father? I love giving him unconditional love and receiving that from him. I love hanging out with him and seeing him grow physically, spiritually and intellectually. He is not only my son, but also my buddy. Advice for new fathers: spend quality time with your children, invest in your child, be open with them about your hurts, joys and vulnerabilities and they will do the same with you.

Kenneth O’Kelley, MD Generations ObGyn I have been blessed by God with two beautiful daughters who have made me extremely proud to be their Dad. I have most enjoyed watching these two little girls grow and mature into bright and beautiful young women. My advice to new fathers is to be sure to always let them know how much you love them, and to express that to them as often and in as many ways as possible.

David Forsburg, MD Vista Radiology, P.C. Each child is a gift from God, and I have received more from my children than I could ever give them. Remember to set good boundaries. It’s more important to be their father than their friend.

The thing that I enjoy the most is the love, excitement and adventure that each day brings. My 5- and 2-year-olds are so FULL of life and joy. There is nothing better than coming home from a long day at work or surgery and hearing, “DADDY!� when you walk through the door. The hug around the waist as they prepare with so much excitement to tell you about the great things they did each day like riding a bike, digging in the sandbox, swimming in the pool or hitting “home runs� in baseball always brings a smile to my face. It is amazing watching how smart they are and how much they learn every day. The best advice that I have is to remind dads to enjoy every day and be patient. Everyone says, “They grow up so fast and that time flies with kids.� So, enjoy every minute of every day with your kids. Before too long, they will be grown up and you’ll wish you had them curled up next to you falling asleep in your lap again.


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I will be the first to admit that exercising falls on my list of favorites right after having my teeth cleaned and stepping on the bathroom scales.

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exercise programs for all skill levels. Working out in a class brings accountability and support through friends. Class instructors are able to monitor progress and provide encouragement to participants. The Strang Senior Center in West Knoxville will offer new chair exercise classes, Sit N Be Fit, on Mondays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Advanced Cardio classes are a lively aerobics class with an upbeat workout. If you aren’t quite ready for a rigorous workout, Cardio is a moderate level class. The pace is slightly slower than the advanced class. Pilates is a safe, gentle, effective non-impact designed to tighten and tone the body and improve flexibility. For more class information, visit seniors for a complete calendar of activities. Joe Edgar works out with hand weights during a cardio workStart out slow, work at a out class at the Strang Senior Center. Photos by Ruth White comfortable pace and have fun!

As I have gotten older, I have noticed those pesky pounds that have stuck around longer than they should and my cholesterol numbers were elevated the last time I had it checked. Regular physical activity has beneficial effects on a variety of health outcomes, effects that are supported by consistent scientific evidence. Some of the benefits may include lower overall mortality, lower risk of coronary heart disease, lower risk of colon cancer and diabetes, lower risk of developing high blood pressure and lower risk of obesity. A regular exercise program is important for senior adults. Regular physical activity sustains the ability of senior adults to live independently. In particular, the mobility and functioning of frail and very old adults can be improved by regular physical activity. The large potential ability of regular physical activity to prevent chronic diseases and sustain active living means that an active lifestyle is a key component of healthy and successful aging. Knox County senior centers offer a great variety of Jeanette Kobialke stretches during a workout class at the Strang Senior Center.

Alive After Five

Entries needed for ‘Enlightenment’ The Tennessee Reiki Connection is accepting entries for “Enlightenment,” a juried exhibition for regional artists Friday, Aug. 5, through Monday, Aug. 29. Selected artwork will feature contemporary 2- and 3-dimensional artwork that is spiritual, metaphysical or energy-based. Entry fee is $25 for up to three submissions in painting, graphic arts, photography and 3D. Awards will be given. Deadline to receive entries is Friday, June 17. Info: 617-4813 or visit

The summer series of KMA’s Alive After Five will kick off with Christabel and The Jons 6 p.m. Friday, June 17. There will be food, music, chair massages and portraits drawn for free. Admission is $9 ($5 for members and students). Ages 17 and under are free. Info: 934-2039.

Financial Focus

Explore different options when purchasing bonds As an investor, you may find that bonds can be a valuable part of your holdings. But there’s more than one way to own bonds, so you’ll want to be familiar with the various investment vehicles available – because the more you know, the better the choices you’ll Wendy be able to make.


So, let’s look at three popular ways of owning bonds: ■ Individual bonds – When you buy an individual bond, you will receive predictable interest payments. And when your bond matures, you’ll get the original principal back, unless the issuer defaults, which is not common in cases of “investment grade” bonds. However, the value of your bond – the price you could get for it if you sold it on the open market before it matured – will fluctuate over time, primarily in response to interest rates. (When market rates go up, the value of your bond drops, and vice versa.) In general, you’ll pay at least $5,000 for an individual bond, though that amount may vary. Consequently, while this approach gives you more control, it can be more time consuming and require a larger investment in order to build a diverse fixed-income portfolio. ■ Bond funds – By investing in a bond-based mutual fund, which may own dozens of different types of bonds, you can efficiently increase your diversification, which is important, because diversification can help reduce credit risk (although it can’t guarantee a profit or protect against a loss). A bond fund does not pay you a fixed rate of return; instead, you receive dividends, which will fluctuate based on the underlying bonds’

interest rates and capital appreciation. In addition, bond funds don’t have a maturity date when principal is repaid. Keep in mind that when you purchase bond funds, you could be subject to capital gains taxes in two different ways: if you sell your fund shares for a profit or if the fund manager sells an underlying bond for more than it’s worth. This increased capital gains liability is one reason that many people put bond funds in a tax-deferred vehicle, such as an IRA or a 401(k). ■ Bond UITs – A unit investment trust (UIT), like a mutual fund, contains a variety of bonds, so you get the benefit of diversification. Unlike a mutual fund, however, a UIT is not actively managed and does not change its holdings. And since no manager is involved in making changes or trades, a UIT has low management fees. A UIT is typically established for 20 to 30 years, but, as an individual investor, you can sell your shares whenever you want, for whatever the market will bear. Although UITs can be some of the most cost-efficient, low-risk options in the fixed-income arena, they are not without risk. Specifically, since a UIT’s bonds provide fixed interest rates, there’s always the possibility that the bonds will lose purchasing power to inflation over time. When choosing how to own bonds, you’ll need to evaluate many factors – and we’ve only looked at some of them. You may want to consult with a financial advisor to determine which methods of bond ownership are appropriate for your needs. By doing your homework, and getting the help you need, you can maximize the advantages of adding bonds to your investment mix. For more information on investing, contact Wendy Schopp at Edward Jones Investments, 671-1318.

Events for the week of June 13: ■ Monday, June 13: 9:30 a.m., Watercolor; 10:30 a.m., Bridge; 12:30 p.m., Belly Dance class ■ Tuesday, June 14: 8:45 a.m., Tai Chi 1; 10 a.m., Oil painting; 11:15 a.m., Pilates; 12:30 p.m., Pinochle ■ Wednesday, June 15: 9:30 a.m., Watercolor; 10 a.m., Cardio; 1 p.m. Popcorn and a Movie, call center to register ■ Thursday, June 16: 11:15 a.m., Advanced Cardio; 12:30 p.m., Scrabble; 2 p.m., Chorus; 5:45 p.m., Advanced Cardio ■ Friday, June 17: 9:30 a.m., Canasta; 10:30 a.m., Social Bridge; 1 p.m. Rummikub Info or to register for classes: 670-6693.

Stained glass window preserved A stained-glass window from the Graves-Wyatt Chapel at Mercy Riverside (formerly Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee) is now on display at Mercy South at 7323 Chapman Highway. Built in the early 1960s, the window depicts the story of Jesus at the Wedding Feast from the second chapter of the Gospel of John. The artisans at Willet Stained Glass Studios in Philadelphia built the 4-foot by 7-foot window that is now in a lighted display unit in the lobby of Mercy South. “This is one of six windows that have been preserved from the Graves-Wyatt Chapel for display at other loca- ful legacy from the history of tions in the Mercy system. Baptist Hospital,” said ChapThese windows are a beauti- lain Dan Hix. port Community of East Tennessee (formerly the Wellness Community), 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or ■ Chronic Pain and Depression support group meets noon to 1:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at Faith Promise Church off Pellissippi Parkway. Info: Paula, 945-3810, or 748-1407.

HEALTH NOTES ■ “Balancing Hormones Naturally: A Holistic Approach to Women’s Hormone Related Health Concerns,” 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, Bearden branch library; 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, Cedar Bluff branch library. Call to register: 659-2733. ■ “Solutions to Stress Caused Health Problems,” 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, Bearden library. Call to register: 659-2733. ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Sup-

■ 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 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 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 Avenue. Info: Rebecca Gill, 602-7807 or www. ■ UT Hospice conducts ongoing orientation sessions for adults (18 and older) interested in becoming volunteers with its program. No medical experience is required. Training is provided. Info: 544-6277 or 544-6279. ■ UT Hospice Adult Grief Support, for any adult who is suffering loss, meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of every month in the UT Hospice office, 2270 Sutherland Ave. A light supper is served. Info or to reserve a spot: 544-6277.

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Rooming with a praying mantis During the time I’ve been writing this column, I’ve written about many different types of animals as pets – dogs, cats, hamsters and even elephants.

Sara Barrett

Critter Tales But a coworker of mine, Kathryn Woycik, showed me a picture she took recently of what I think might be the strangest creature to have in your home as a little buddy. It is the praying mantis. According to a website devoted solely to the carnivorous insect, the praying mantis is a popular pet because of its “entertaining hunting abilities,” often feasting on its own kind and even eating small birds and reptiles if the mantis is large enough. Also, the myth is true about the female eating the male after mating. It is thought that the protein from the male helps the eggs

This little beauty made a great focal point for my coworker’s recent photo shoot. Photo by K. Woycik develop. If that’s not a male committed to the role of being a father, I don’t know what is. Although the eyes on its alien-like head are one of the most noticeable features on a praying mantis, there is also one ear with two eardrums near its legs which allows the mantis to hear when bats are approaching so it can duck out of the way. While considering these odd traits of the praying mantis, also consider they are good pets because they are low maintenance. They feed on easily accessible

SummerFest for Lost Sheep SummerFest 2011 will start at noon Tuesday, June 14, at the World’s Fair Park. There will be inflatables, balloons, face painting, food, clowns and more.

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LAKEFRONT Luxury Many updates. 1-866-434-8969 ext 103. townhome, Watts Bar $112,500. 865-310-6185. ***Web ID# 802319*** LAKEFRONT WITH Lake in historic Loudon. New 3 BR, 3 1/2 acres, lowest BA, hdwd flrs, granite Riverfront Living 1.3 price close in. dock, maint. Dock, boat lift, jet counters, Cherohala free. $1300 mo., may ski lift in the back apply all rent to purSkyway yard. Perfect for chase option @ $279,900 New home on Tellico UT or downtown. 865-924-0791 River. 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 3625 SF, Lakemoor ***Web ID# 792765*** chef's gourmet kitchen Hills. $699,900. For w/granite countertops private showing 865- North. Norris Freeway. & Kenmore Elite S/S 603-3126. Priv. 2 BR 2 BA. Sec. appls., dumb waiter dep. 1st & last. $750. from garage to pantry, 865-256-9501; 494-7785 MBA w/whirlpool tub Cemetery Lots 49 ***Web ID# 800725*** & large walk-in shower w/custom ceramic tile, POWELL 2 BR, 1 BA, 3 GRAVE LOTS at covered deck surrounding cent. H&A, appls., Highland Memorial home with waterfront community pool. West, The Good access. $385,000. 110 $480/mo. 865-938-1653 Rafter Rd., Tellico Shepherd 865-995-0846 Plains. Call 423-253POWELL 3 BR, 2 BA, 3542 or 765-603-6412 H&A, appls., Commercial Prop-Sale 60 cent. ***Web ID# 802268*** community pool $550/mo. 938-1653 Appx. 8000 SF Ofc/Whse North 40n All brick, Selling to STRAWPLAINS settle partnership. Great Cape Cod house, Make fair offer, FOR SALE By Owner 3BR, 2BA, 2 car $795K. 865-679-6918. - 5 yr. old home on over sized gar., extra 17.6 acres located at * I-640 Exposure storage. Fenced 355 Rosewood Ln., * 1,000 SF Office + back yard. $895 mo. Maynardville. This is Call 770-639-9754. SF Warehouse the perfect set up for * 4400 ***Web ID# 797793*** Loading Dock horses. House is 1,400 * Drive In Door WEST (2) 4 BR, 2 1/2 SF with 3BR, 2BA. * 2 Baths, Shower BA homes for rent, Has new interior paint, * New & Clean Cond. new floor covering, * Move In Ready fenced yards, all appls. incl. W&D. new kitchen cabinets, * Realtors Welcome House off Northlarge new back deck $420,000. 865-567-5788 with beautiful view. shore/Morrell area $1,200/mo; house Asking $169,900 & owner will finance w/ Investment Prop-Sale 61 w/POOL, Cedar Bluff/ $5,000 down or if you Middlebrook Pk area $1,395/mo. Call are USDA qualified, then 100% financing HALLS. CRIPPEN RD. Amanda 865-363-9190 Turn at Wendy's, with no money down. ***Web ID# 800709*** property on right. Call Bill @ 3 acres zoned WEST. Hardin Valley 877-488-5060 ext. 323. commercial. Will 1905 Marty Cir. $1100. divide. $100,000 per FSBO - 2 yr. old home 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, boacre. 865-567-5788 on 3.3 acres located at nus rm 865-622-9705 723 Archer Rd., Luttrell. WEST, OFF George House is apprx. 1,056 * I-640 Exposure Williams, 3 br, 2 1/2 SF w/2BR & 2BA. * 1,000 SF Office + 4400 SF Warehouse ba, living rm w/frpl, Asking $109,900 & screened in porch. owner will finance with * Loading Dock Appl furn, great $5,500 down or if you * Drive In Door * 2 Baths, Shower schools, no pets. are USDA qualified, $995/mo + sec dep. then 100% financing * New & Clean Cond. Call 865-250-9262 or with no money down. * Move In Ready * Realtors Welcome 865-207-8186 Call Bill at $420,000. 865-567-5788 ***Web ID# 788650*** 877-488-5060 ext. 323.


items, including crickets and grasshoppers. Spraying your spindly friend with water on a daily basis will keep him or her hydrated and will add moisture to their atmosphere. A praying mantis can live up to six months and can keep house in a small shoe box covered with screen. Although it is such an interesting option for a pet, I would have to decline adopting one. I can’t imagine cuddling up to its prickly legs on the couch. Info: www.thepraying

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Donate blood, save lives Donors can donate at any of seven daily mobile sites or one of two fixed sites: 1601 Ailor Ave. and 11000 Kingston Pike. Area blood drives: ■ 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 13, Sacred Heart Cathedral, 711 Northshore Drive, inside the school gym. ■ 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, Country Club Apartments, 8400 Country Club Way, bloodmobile. ■ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, Kroger on Clinton Highway, bloodmobile. ■ 8-11 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, Shafer Insurance Agency, 1100 Marion St., bloodmobile. ■ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, EZ Stop 16, 8605 Walbrook Drive, bloodmobile. ■ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, Karns Community Club Center, 7708 Oak Ridge Highway, inside old Karns library. ■ 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, Kmart on North Broadway, bloodmobile. ■ 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 17, First Tennessee Plaza, 800 S. Gay St., bloodmobile. ■ 6-10 p.m. Friday, June 17, Relay for Life Knoxville, World’s Fair Park, Bloodmobile. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and have positive identification.

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CORGI Puppies AKC, vet chkd. Adorable Little Munchkins. $350. 423-733-9851 DACHSHUNDS MINI, 2 M, 1 F, 8 wks old, black & tan, piebald $250. 865-428-9228 ***Web ID# 803358*** DOBERMAN PUPS, lg. AKC, all S&W, dew claws., wormed, well socialized, 865-405-5113 ***Web ID# 802308***

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Farmer’s Market 150 273 NEW Holland Baler, $2,395. New Idea Rake, $750. Side Console 4020 John Deere w/148 loader, $7,995. Super 55 Oliver gas, $1,995. 40 MF Backhoe & loader, $5,395. 3 mi. from Maryville on 411 N, next to Plantation Market, Call 865-981-3769.


Driver English Bulldog Babies, 865-250-0436; 933-4161 Average Weekly $1,000 1 F, 1 M, 8 wks old, NKC reg, 1 yr health Think RED Flatbed! guar, $1200. 865-244-0174 Flowers-Plants 189 No NYC or Canada. ***Web ID# 801293*** Home Weekly POND PLANT Sale. $25 Tarp Pay ENGLISH BULLDOG Floaters $2. Mixed $25 Extra Stop Pay Pups, 2 M, 1 F, 5 pots $8-$25. Marywks., CKC, POP. 39 - 40 cpm Starting Pay ville 865-804-9804 $1,200. 423-310-1111 CDL-A, 1 Yr. T/T Exp. ***Web ID# 801404*** Within Last 3 Yrs. Req. Lawn-Garden Equip. 190 888.461.3580 French Bulldog puppies, reg, champ. bldln, 8 Equal Opportunity wks old, all colors, JOHN DEERE XD45 14HP Hydro, 48" $775. 423-881-3855 Employer deck, tri-cycler, ***Web ID# 801537*** mulcher, electric start, Sulky, 130 BULLDOG Local Driving/Delivery 106a FRENCH hrs. $2,800 nego. Pups, AKC reg., 865-806-6049 S&W, 423-626-7038 Volu nteer Ass is ted 2009 Kabota ZD221 die***Web ID# 802234*** Trans port at io n sel 54" 0 turn mower. CAC's Office on Aging German Shepherd pups, Hi cap. bagger syst. is seeking volunteer AKC 3 B, 4 G, vet ck., $8499. 865-712-7679 drivers for their Volun- Fam. raised. Military/police RAIN BARRELS, 55 gal. teer Assisted Trans- disc. 865-924-4301 custom cut, ready portation program. ***Web ID# 802060*** to hook up to gutter. Volunteers utilize $45. 865-607-1126. agency-owned hybrid GREAT DANE PUPS sedans while accomAKC reg., 6M, 4F, panying seniors or black & blue merles persons with disabiliParents on site. Buildings for Sale 191 ties to appointments, $650. 423-608-1340 shopping, and other ***Web ID# 802292*** Three REPO'D Steel errands. Training is Buildings - SAVE provided. If you are LAB PUPS, AKC reg, THOUSANDS! Selling big healthy pups, interested, please confor balance owed. 1st shots & wormed, tact Nancy Welch at: Ready to ship immedi5 black $250; 1 choc 865-524-2786 or ately! 20x24, 30x50. & 1 yellow $300 ea. nancy.welch@ Ask about additional All Fem. 865-457-9368 savings. 866-352-0469 ***Web ID# 801019*** Three REPO'D Steel MALTESE, Teacup General 109 male, 5 mos old, Builidngs-SAVE THOUSANDS. CKC reg, UTD shots, Selling for balance Hard working drivers $1,000. 865-384-5927 owed. Ready to ship ***Web ID# 802854*** Wanted! immediately! 20x24, We need honest, level 30x50 Ask about MALTI-POOS, 1 M, 2 additional savings. headed drivers who are F, small & lovable, Call Now ready to have fun in the M $200, F $250. 8651-866-352-0469 sun!!! Must be 21 w/ a 246-9446 or 986-7423 valid license. Peekapoo Puppies, Call 865/455-1365 196 CKC, 1st & 2nd Computers shots, wormed, $250. 865-356-6475 HP WIN7 Ultimate, Healthcare 110 ***Web ID# 803508*** $325. Sony Vaio WIN7 HP $225; AnEXP'D CAREGIVERS POODLES droid tablet $250. NEEDED to work STANDARD Puppies, Win7 Tablet conw/elderly in their AKC, $300 & up vertible PC $350. homes. Duties incl. Call 865-230-3242 865-428-2878 light housekeeping, Puppies, meal prep, hygiene Rottweiler AKC, all shots, tails Apparel/Acc. assistance, & transp. 201 docked, house trained, Immed openings for call 423-768-2364 live-in. Call 474-9710 18KT GOLD antique to schedule interview. Scottish Terriers, bracelet, beautiful, AKC, 7 wks, M&F, $2,000 OBO. Call black, shots/wormed 865-335-6337. $400. 423-562-0723 ***Web ID# 803157***

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SHIH TZU / POODLE pups, Father AKC reg. 7 wks, shots/wrmd, 1F $200, 6M $150. 865-603-1704 ***Web ID# 801483*** SHIH TZU PUPPIES, AKC, beautiful colors, females only. Vet checked. 865-637-4277 SHIH TZU PUPPIES, CKC reg, 6 wks, shots wormed, blue eyes, adorable, 2 F $400 2 M $350. 423-404-4189


Knoxville Mayor Daniel Brown and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett chat prior to the Knoxville/Knox County Office on Aging meeting last week at the John T. O’Connor Center. Brown and Burchett read proclamations declaring Wednesday, June 15, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. “Elder abuse crosses all socio-economic boundaries,” said Brown. “It is our goal to help seniors live safely and with dignity.” Abuse and neglect of older adults often goes unrecognized or unreported. Photo by Ruth White

Bell elected president of national organization

Dr. John L. Bell, FACS, director of the Cancer Institute and professor in the department of surgery at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, was recently elected president of the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) for 2011-2013. Photo submitted

Multiple Sclerosis group to meet The Knoxville Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Night Group will meet for a general discussion 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Associated Therapeutics, 2704 Mineral Springs Ave. Info: Judy Moyers, 922-2281.

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BOSTON TERRIER Puppies, reg., S&W, ** ADOPT! * * 6 wks old, $400 & Looking for a lost pet or a new up. 865-925-1536 one? Visit Young-Williams ***Web ID# 802726*** Animal Center, the official BOSTON TERRIER shelter for the City of Pups, AKC, S&W. Knoxville & Knox County: 423-626-7038 3201 Division St. Knoxville. ***Web ID# 802237*** BRITTANY PUPS, 7 wks old, AKC reg, $300. 423-586-6336 or 423-748-4334

Mayors bring awareness to elder abuse


Antique Dresser

DAV Chapter 24 has FREE RENTAL OF POWER WHEEL CHAIRS available for any area disabled veteran or members of their immediate family. Manually operated wheel chairs also available. Call 690-7690 for information.

China Crystal Flatware 221

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NORITAKE Ivory China, Parkridge, Complete 257 service for 8 + extras. Trucks exc. $3000, 966-1816. ***Web ID# 801547*** FORD F-350 FLEETSIDE, 2004, King Lariat, 4 WD, Sporting Goods 223 Cab diesel, 140K mi., extra clean, $18,500. 865-310-8087 BAT-CADDY X3R Remote controlled elec. golf cart $475. 4 Wheel Drive 258 865-428-2878 FIBERGLASS fishing boat, 12'x4', $650. 15 spd Mt. Havoc Huffy Bike $30. 865-254-0266


OLDS CUTLASS Convertible 1966, needs BRYANT 2010 Power restoring. 1st $3000. Boat, 21', excellent 865-898-4200 cond, 4.3MPI-220HP Mercruiser, red & white, snap in Sport Utility 261 carpet; with trailer, covers/Bimini top. MERCEDES ML-320, $32,500. 717-645-1619 2001, GREAT ***Web ID# 803851*** CONDITION $8,000. Call 865-688-9359. Celebrity Cuddy Cabin 1987, w/Trailer, 21' with V8, must sell, Imports 262 $3,300. 865-696-0082 Houseboat, Stardust 1971, slps 6, Attached Dock, Norris Lake $9,900 OBO 293-8258 ***Web ID# 795357***


Roofing / Siding

BMW 325i, 2005, 4 dr., 5 spd, sunroof, lthr., htd seats, CD, 89K mi $12,500. 865-245-9655

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M3 DINAN, MASTERCRAFT X35 BMW 1999, modified track 2008, beautiful, 25 hrs, car, light & fast, heated seats, every 127K mi. $9,000. 865avail opt. Asking 531-2230, 310-3228 $75K. Retails $110K. 865-696-1640 MERCEDES SLK230 ***Web ID# 798667*** 1999, Convert., compressor, new tires, ODYSSEY LEXTRA $8975. 865-659-4955 2003 Pontoon, 90HP Johnson, cvr, trlr, exc MITSUBISHI GALANT $12,900. 865-494-0711 ES 1999, burgundy, 4 dr, 4 cyl, $2,450. SEARAY 320DA, 2005, 865-429-4948 C-plotter, thrusters, full canvas, twin NISSAN MAXIMA 375HP, Bravo 3, DTS, 2004, 67K mi., new extras. 865-207-4430 tires, all options, $13,800. 865-599-0780 VISION 200 DC Bass ***Web ID# 800732*** Boat 1989. Boat, motor, trailer, $6500/ obo. 865-387-3350 Domestic 265 ***Web ID# 799039*** LESABRE, ^ WANTED: BOAT BUICK 2003, loaded, low LIFT to rent for 10 mi, $6700. Call Tim mos, Knoxville to 865-922-2585 Lake Tellico, have 26' boat w/108" beam ***Web ID# 800097*** that needs 5200 lb Pressure Washing cap. lift. Will pay BUICK Park Avenue 2000, cold air, runs $250 mo. 865-408-9647 great, lthr., loaded. $4500. 865-679-2100. WEERS 20' Pontoon, 50HP Johnson, with trailer, exc. cond. Ford Crown Vic Interceptor 2004, 123K $8500 obo. 865-599-4725 mi, push bar, cold AC $3500. 865-828-8398


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HOLIDAY Rambler Presidential 2005, CLEANING 36', 5th wheel & 2005 CHRISTIAN LADY SERVICE. DeFord 350 Lariat refs, Call Auctions 217 Crew Cab. Both like pendable, 660-2636. new, warranty. 423-842-0004 AUCTION MON, July 4, MOTHER/ DAUGH10am. Cherokee Auc- SUNNYBROOK 2004, TER CLEANING. tion Co. 564-3164 Free est, refs avail. 24' box, front queen TAL2386 FL5626 Lic'd & bonded, BR, rear bath, mires/comm. 10% off crowave, stove, oven, w/this ad thru May Hitch & sway bars in2011. 363-8207 or 809cluded. Reduced to 8543 $6,950. 865-938-0493 solid oak, nice cond. $275. 865-607-5069


FORD F150 2005, Super Crew Lariat, Ext. Cab, 1 ownr, hail damage, 87K mi, $13,500. 865-544-1717

GOLF CARTS priced to sell 1997, '98, '99 Antiques Classics 260 for home, farm, or recreational use. All gasoline with 1965 FORD F100, V8, AT, great cond. tops, beige or white. Original, $3800/obo. 865-577-8172 Call 931-210-3741 ***Web ID# 797651***

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A BETTER CASH HAROLD'S GUTTER OFFER for junk cars, SERVICE. Will clean front & back $20 & up. trucks, vans, running or not. 865-456-3500 Quality work, guaranteed. Call 288-0556. We pay cash for cars or trucks, running or not. We buy alum. whls, rad., Painting / Wallpaper 344 converters. 865-556-8956 AA PAINTING Int/Ext painting, Utility Trailers 255 staining, log homes, pressure washing. 1994 CAR HAULER 9 9 2 -4 0 0 2 TRAILER, new tires, or 6 1 7 -2 2 2 8 exc. cond. $2000. Call 865-922-2999.


TZU PUPS, EXOTIC SHORT HAIR SHIH AKC Reg. Male & The lazy mans 327 ^ female, $300 each. AUCTION – PINE Motor Homes 237 Fencing Persian. Cuddly, fuzzy 423-587-0839. KNOT, KY black kitten, 9 wk. old, Remodeling FENCE DOCTOR $400. 865-556-2904. REDUCED. Holiday Condo Rentals 76 ***Web ID# 800566*** SIBERIAN Husky AKC D.H. Campbell Fencing & repair, Pups, champ lines, Rambler 1983, 30', 50k Liquidation chain-link & wood. shots, $300 to $500. mi, sleeps 4, all ameni- I also haul off junk & cut Blakewood Condo - loc 865-995-1386 ties. Runs great. Sat., June 18th downed trees. on Schaad Rd. 3 br, Dogs 141 ***Web ID# 801015*** $2500/bo. 865-577-2792 2 1/2 ba, all appl Call 924-3052. Call for info: incl W/D. New crpt, BASSET YORKIE/CHIHUAHUAS HOUNDS, 800-806-3395 paint & hdwd flrs. 12 wks old, 1 F, 2 M, AKC, shots & Motorcycles 238 Flooring 330 $1200/mo. 865-925-0184 will be under 4 lbs. wormed. $250 cash. Ritchason ***Web ID# 796315*** $250. 423-881-4537 423-322-9338 Auctioneers, Inc. HARLEY DAVIDSON CERAMIC TILE in***Web ID# 802675*** MUST SEE! No Pets Wide Glide 1996, like YORKIE PUPPIES, stallation. Floors/ 865-230-7279, Westcliff Bloodhound Puppies, new, 2K mi, lots of adorable tiny babies, walls/repairs. 32 yrs Condos by Cherokee chrome. 865-237-4817 good with kids, AKC reg, black & tan exp, exc work! TN#2048 CC. Elevator & pool. AKC, S&W, $450. $400, red $450, vet ckd. John 9 3 8 -3 3 2 8 1800 SF, 3BR, 2BA, XL HD ULTRA Classic 865-455-5821. 865-680-2155; balcony, kit & pntry & 1992, $7000/b.o. Too NEXT AUCTION: mountainviewblood YORKSHIRE Terrier laun. XL LR/DR. Near many extras. 100 Pups, 1 yr. health Tues June 21th, 6pm UT/shops/parks. $1200. mi. on mtr. Like Furniture Refinish. 331 guarantee. Visa/MC Cherokee Auction Co. ***Web ID# 799902*** BLOODHOUND Pups new. 865-908-8888 Sara 423-562-4633 10015 Rutledge Pike ***Web ID# 800163*** DENNY'S FURNITURE AKC, 6 wks., S&W, NEW CONDO REPAIR. Refinish, reF $500, M $400. 423- ***Web ID# 802999*** I 40 - 10 min from Zoo exit. MOTORCYCLE/ WEST KNOXVILLE glue, etc. 45 yrs exp! 257-4322, 423-444-3933 Consignments welcome Utility Trailer. 6x12, Retired but have a de5803 Metropolitan Way Let us do your estate sale HEELERS, 2 BR , 2 B A , 1 2 0 4 s f , BLUE enclosed, white, elec. sire to keep active in 865-465-3164 $175. 865-429-1361 brakes, used little, 2 car garage, $850/mo. the trade. 922-6529 or a u c t i o nz i p. c o m before 9pm, 659-7669 $2,500 (save over 466-4221. Selling an1 yr lease. NO PETS. no text Call Gary 865-548-1010 TA L 2 38 6 FL 5 62 6 1K$). 423-371-9050 tiques too! ^



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Modern’s Millie

Mast General boosts land fund

Gives six tips for a “fab-tab-u-lous” kitchen. See Page C-6

CAK celebrates The new cafeteria is much closer, thanks to the efforts of the Elementary School Health Council. Read how and why they raised more than $83,000 in two weeks. See page C-5

The Gathering at Franklin Square ■ Tuesday, June 14, 5-7 p.m. ■ “The Gathering” at The Chop House, sponsored by Franklin Square Merchants Association and hosted by Shopper-News, Lynn Duncan from Lincoln Memorial University, and members of the FSMA. ■ One complimentary drink per person and hors d’oeuvres ■ B97.5 Remote at The Chop House from 5-6 p.m.

News from Franklin Square ■ Dean Carroll and the folks at Coachman Clothiers remind everyone that Sunday, June 19, is Father’s Day. Shop for your dad at Coachman. Specials on Page C-3. ■ Smart Toys and Books will host Father’s Day cards making from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18. The store provides all craft supplies, ribbons, stickers, glue, etc. for this free craft event.


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By Sandra Clark

Mast General Downtown

Mast General Store rallied its customers to benefit Foothills Land Conservancy on June 4, donating a percentage of its sales that equaled $4,367.

Elise Eustace, communications and development director for Foothills, said Mast General donated $3,610 in 2009 and $5,199 in 2010. “The store has been wonderfully supportive over the years.” General Manager Jim Richards said all eight of the Mast General stores donate to a nonprofit on the first Saturday of June, called Land Trust Day. “Part of our mission is to be socially responsible in our community.” Both Foothills and Mast General generated traffic via email, and the store was filled with customers of all shapes and sizes. This makes the fifth year Mast General has donated to Foothills Land Conser-

Bill Clabough, executive director of Foothills Land Conservancy, talks with Jim Richards, general manager of Mast General Store on Gay Street. Photo by S. Clark

said both Knoxville and Maryville are “tremendous outdoor towns.” Richards laughed that 1,500 biscuits disappeared before he got one at the restricting more intense de- previous Saturday’s Bisvelopment. The land trust cuit Festival. “And I’m on then monitors and enforces the committee!” He enjoys those covenants over time. promotions that benefit all Both Richards and downtown merchants. “Part Clabough agreed that the of our mission is to be a economic impact of out- good community partner,” door recreation is under- he said. “If we’re not sucestimated locally. Richards cessful, no one else will be.”

‘The store has been wonderfully supportive over the years.’ – Elise Eustace vancy. Executive Director Bill Clabough said his group supports individuals and families who want to preserve their land from development. Protective covenants are drawn to enable farming and limited residential use, while

Located at 402 S. Gay St., Mast General is a step back in time. From rugged outdoor apparel to old timey clothes for kids and teens, the store has it all. Upstairs and down, the store carries supplies and equipment for hiking and camping and a candy section featuring more than 500 old-fashioned, hard-to-find candies. The Knoxville store has been a retail landmark downtown since 1898. The building’s history is detailed on the store’s website. Locals will remember it as the White Grocery Store, the Knox Dry Goods or the Boston Store. Mast General opened in August 2006. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Info: 546-1336.

Alchemy transforms old Boy Scouts building the building. Birdcages are tucked away in the tree branches. There’s something to delight the eye everywhere you look. The inside is just as impressive. There, the two women have used an old world theme to combine massive pieces of reproduction furniture, huge mirrors, paintings and photography by local artists with comfortable seating areas Anne to turn just under 6,000 Hart square feet of space into a salon with an understated, elegant look. There is nothing of the Teresa Palermo and standard salon here. There Courtney Cunningham are lots of rooms for the have opened Alchemy, a full many different services ofservice beauty salon at the fered. The three massage site and have completely rooms look more like cozy transformed the property living rooms. The shamboth inside and out. And it’s poo room has as its focus a all gorgeous. soothing mural of a water Lush landscaping, filled scene covering one entire with colorful seasonal flow- wall. The main portion of ers and dotted here and the salon features furnithere with whimsical gar- ture pieces, rather than the den creatures and other usual “stations.” There are decorative items, encircles also separate manicure and If you have recently driven by the stone building near McKay’s Books on Papermill Drive that housed the offices of the Boy Scouts of America for many years and noticed that it now looks more like a botanical garden, there’s a reason for that.

Dear Uncle Fred I’m a 60-year-old woman, happily married for 30+ years. My husband just turned 68 and I’m suddenly aware of how little I know about our finances. How do I start finding out what I need to know without making him feel like he’s “on his last leg”? Happily Married in Ktown Dear Happily Married, Here’s the deal … don’t feel badly that you don’t know much about the family money. The system you and your husband have evolved over all these years has obviously worked well for you. Be glad that he’s been “taking care of things” all this time. As we all get older and start “wading into the shallow end of the pool” many new questions come up that we’d rather not address. My recommendation would be to broach the subject slowly. Start asking small questions on specific topics … the house, his retirement plan, what the kids need to know, etc. You may be surprised. With one question your husband may pull out a file and show you everything you’d ever need to know.

Courtney Cunningham and Teresa Palermo in their new Alchemy Salon. Photo by Anne Hart pedicure rooms and space for skin care. Interspersed throughout are intimate seating areas. And while it is all beautiful to look at, it is also somehow very soothing and calming. The owners say they may even add yoga classes in the future. After all, one of the definitions of the word “alchemy” is that its end result is to confer peace, beauty, youth and

After rocking the boat gently, if you find that your husband really isn’t organized, I would find an objective professional to help. A Financial Advisor could help with the process without any personal interest. Find someone who will speak TO you and not AT you. Money can be a very emotional issue and an objective outsider will be able to take you slowly through all the “baby steps” to make things clear to both of you. Bottom line: Start slowly but START … and don’t be afraid to call in help when you need some assistance. It’s hard to bring up subjects we’d rather not talk about, but it’s something we all must do. Be ever so thankful for your enduring marriage! Fondly, Uncle Fred Now, who is this Uncle Fred character who is starting a regular column of free financial advice? Uncle Fred is the “nom de plume” of Thierry Sommer, Financial Professional with Thierry V Sommer & Associates. Please send your questions to He’s here to help. How did he decide upon his pen-name, Uncle Fred? All parents will understand … his high school daughter, having decided she’s embarrassed by his car, jumps out as he drops her off and says, “Thanks for the ride Uncle Fred.”

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The two went to work in hair salons, Palermo here and Cunningham in Chattanooga, but they stayed in touch for the next five years. About this time last year they decided to open their own salon and began looking for a location. They say their partnership is “like a marriage,” with each bringing different skills to the business. Both are community minded and seek ways to give back. One of the ways they have found to do that is by helping battered women in shelters around the area. They and their clients frequently gather items, including beauty products, to be donated to the shelters. If you want to take a look at Alchemy for yourself, an open house is scheduled at the salon on 7-8 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Starting at 8, everyone will move outside and fill up that pretty garden area to enjoy the music of a ’70s rock band. Contact:

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Scott Bishop, owner of Westwood Antiques, drops by Long’s Drug Store to give his old friend Barbara Pelot a hug. Pelot was his City Council representative when the store moved to its current location on Whittaker Drive between Homberg Drive and Kingston Pike. “She helped make it happen,” he says. Sales at his store are up 20 percent, and he thinks advertising in the Shopper-News has helped. “It really, really works.”

Symphony League buddies Angela Pugh, Harriet Hodge and Barbara Pelot share musical memories at Long’s. Pugh has taken the reins from Hodge as League president. She was installed during a May luncheon that also honored maestro Lucas Richman for his recent Grammy win. The group raises funds to support the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and visits schools to prepare students for field trips to hear the KSO.

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Roberta and Bill Potter join City Council at-large candidate Sharon Welch for breakfast at Long’s. Welch says she’s enjoyed meeting new people as she campaigns. “I’ve met so many unsung heroes. That excites me.” She will celebrate the opening of her new campaign office from 5-7 p.m. Monday, June 13, at 804 North Broadway. Bill Potter served with the Knoxville Fire Department for 47 years and was deputy chief for 31 years. “I wouldn’t take anything for that experience,” he says.

Robert J. Brown, PE, who was deputy manager of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge operations office until his retirement in March 2011, has joined Robert Brown Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc. as client manager in the firm’s Federal Business Unit, said Bob Higgins, president and CEO of BWSC. A UT graduate and Farragut resident, Brown held a variety of leadership, management and engineering positions during his 38-year career with the Department of Energy.

City vendors get info at business breakfast The city of Knoxville will host its annual business breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 16, for companies interested in learning more about upcoming projects and opportunities to do business with the city. The free event is open to all businesses and will be at The Foundry. Participants will also learn about the requirements for doing business with the city and how best to compete for city business. Info: sbennett@ or 2152293.

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West Knox Republican Club president John Gabriel, second from left, joins Christy Gentry-Gabriel, Gary Loe and Jeff Ownby as they make decisions regarding the club’s Haywood Harris Scholarship Fund. Money is still being raised for the scholarship, which will be awarded to a West High School or Bearden High School senior next year. Harris was instrumental in keeping the club alive and was committed to serving the community, says Gabriel. Photos by Wendy Smith

Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation (KCDC) will host Father’s Day events at the Boys and Girls Clubs facilities in its Western Heights, Walter P. Taylor Homes, Montgomery Village and Northridge Crossing neighborhoods from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Social service agencies are invited to set up booths. Info: Ashley Ogle, 4031100.

FARRAGUT WEST KNOX CHAMBER ■ Speaker Breakfast Series with Mayor Tim Burchett, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, Fox Den Country Club, 12284 N. Fox Den Dr. ■ Networking, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 16, Citadel Broadcasting, 4711 Old Kingston Pike.

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Ivan Harmon may have spent a few days in the hospital, but that didn’t mean he stopped campaigning for city mayor. “I moved headquarters temporarily to Fort Sanders,” he says. He’s feeling fine now and plans to resume door knocking with Phyllis Patterson, right, who helps him with public relations. He visited Long’s to say hello to Barbara Pelot, left. “Long’s Drug Store is the place to be,” he says.

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Joe Kirk: What a life story! his brother, John, sold ice cream from OK. We’re falling behind push carts on the West Knoxville Rotaand later ry Club news, but this “meet 3-wheel the member” note about scooters. Joe Kirk Sr. deserves a fullHe repaid blown story. Mr. Weigel in full and had to buy a manuJoe Kirk Sr. f a c t u r e r ’s West Knox Rotary license and be inspected by the health department. Shopper SPot Joe’s dad, a Knoxville businessperson, died when Kirk, a Rotarian since Joe was 15. At age 19, Joe 2002, is a native Knoxvil- went to court and had his lian who graduated from minority removed so he Catholic High School and could sign a lease with Gulf UT. He and Helen have been Oil for a gasoline station on married for 45 years. Magnolia Avenue. He didn’t Joe started in business at want his mother or uncle to age 14 with money borrowed be obligated. from Cliff Weigel, owner of Later that year, he bought a French Broad Dairy. Joe and lot on Buffat Mill Road and let

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Bill Ememdorfer, a teammate of club member Steve Chancey, stopped by the West Knox Rotary Club to drum up support for the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Ememdorfer is the interim executive director of the nonprofit. Chancey said UT went 31-5 during Ememdorfer’s threeyear career as a Vol (1970-72). Bill went on to graduate from dental school and practiced briefly before entering business. He owns Ememdorfer Restaurant Concepts. The state sports organization was started in 1994, and leaders are seeking this year’s inductees. Nominate someone to Gus Manning, Bud Ford, Mike Hamilton or Joan Cronan.


Property sales post moderate increase Property transfers in Knox County saw a decent upswing last month, rebounding from a rather slow April. For the month ending on May 31, there were 738 land sales recorded by the Knox County Register of Deeds. The total value of property sold during the month was just more than $131 million. This data shows 116 more parcels changing hands in May than in April and an increase in total sales revenue of around $7 million. Despite the improved numbers, the spring surge normally experienced by real estate markets has yet to materialize substantially. By comparison, in May of 2010 there were 813 property sales valued at a total of $150 million.

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$3.72 million. The largest mortgage transactions were a $10.7 million loan against property off Middlebrook Pike in the West Hills area and a $6 million assumption agreement on Papermill Plaza. Thus far real estate activity in 2011 is running fairly comparably to that of 2010. Through the first five months of 2011, there has been about $576 million worth of land sold in Knox County, compared to $595 million a year ago. Lending markets are seeing similar activity levels as well. So far in 2011, there has been approximately $1.08 billion loaned against property in the county. This time last year, about $1.17 billion had been loaned.

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CAK alumni recall the arrival of the portable classrooms (at left) and their use for classes and later for storage and activities. This month the portables are being demolished to make way for expansion of the athletic fields. New construction at CAK made the “temps” obsolete. Photo by S. Clark

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he CAK Health Council has led efforts to resurrect the proposed cafeteria. Groundbreaking could occur this summer, although a formal announcement has not been made. Cafeteria construction was postponed because of sluggish fundraising. So those who will benefit the most – the youngsters – rallied to raise $83,362 in just two weeks. How can you say no to that effort? The CAK Elementary School Health Council – Susan Lawson, Kelly Mann, Susie Wyatt, Kellie Roberts, Carlene Steenekamp, Sheila Jensen, Kelly McPherson and faculty sponsor Amy Richardson – issued a challenge. Students and parents responded. As a result, Elementary Principal David McFalls and others went into the dunk tank on field day. Other teachers received iPads as rewards and students got a Menchies Yogurt Party.

CAK students enjoy field day as they celebrate reaching fundraising goals for the new cafeteria.

Food Allergy Initiative Food allergies differ from other allergies because a minuscule amount of the wrong food can be fatal. It is estimated that 11 million Americans are affected by food allergies each year. In fact, last year more than 30,000 of us visited an emergency room because of an allergic reaction to a food. An on-site cafeteria enables staff and students to monitor their foods and ingredients. The Health Council cited the benefits of a real cafeteria, rather than eating in the gym. “Our elementary and middle school kids would be provided a wide variety of healthy, delicious food choices every day. These choices and more would be offered at the high school. “The Health Council feels the cafeteria and campuswide food services are vital to the overall health of our students and staff. “Let’s make it happen!” The promotion ended April 21. Food services would be contracted to a private firm.

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so long if he didn’t like it—it’s a good place to work. Another long-timer is Warring Siu, receiving supervisor. As we spoke, several trucks pulled in waiting to be unloaded, their contents checked for damages and entered into the inventory system. With this much product in the warehouse, inventory control is critical. Warring says, “there is a method to our madness.� So, the next time you see a Modern Supply truck, you’ll know there’s a whole team helping to turn dreams into reality. Visit our showroom at 525 Lovell Road and let the dreaming begin.

Lighting Gallery expands

Just Dazzling: That’s the best description of the remodeling and expansion now underway at the Lighting Gallery of Modern Supply. Product manager Kim Miller said new inventory brings more contemporary ďŹ xtures and a greatly expanded kids’ selection that includes lighting for “tots to grads.â€? The showroom is open to customers during the expansion, so stop by like we did for a “sneak peek.â€? Photos by S. Clark


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