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VOL. 5, NO. 26

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When Sam taught school Jake Mabe tours the Sam Houston Schoolhouse See page A-6

‘University Twit’ tells all

Karns business owner Bronson Tolliver, of Everything’s Fixable on Schaad Road, stands with his daughter, Allexus. He says his repair shop and used-car consignment activity are increasing. Photo by Valorie Fister

Car Wars

Mark Harmon seeks publisher for new book See Larry Van Guilder’s story on page A-7 FEATURED COLUMNIST BETTY BEAN

GOP meddles in mayors race Bean says it doesn’t matter ... See page A-4




Local used car values increase, new cars offer better MPG Valorie Fister With the topsy-turvy economy, consumer purchasing of new and used vehicles this season presents some new twists. Used car values and prices are steadily increasing while new car purchasing is aided by historically low interest rates and arrival of fuelefficient, 40 mile-per-gallon small cars, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association. And at least one local car-repair shop owner said his new business is booming because of the economy and high-paying job losses over the last two years. “I have a 2002 Land Rover. It’s an $8,000 car that this lady just gave to

me,” said Bronson Tolliver, owner of Everything’s Fixable on Schaad Road. “She couldn’t afford to fix it. “I’m seeing more and more where people bought nice cars when the economy was good and now they can’t even afford to fix the cars they had before.” Tolliver started his business on Schaad Road in February 2010 with a $6,000 cash investment and low overhead. He now serves about 50 customers in a five-mile radius. His business is more noticeable lately, with increasing numbers of used cars for sale in front of it. He consigns late-model vehicles for sellers. “I’ve got good road frontage out

here with many people driving by every day,” he said. Tolliver also said that in the last year, people have purchased vehicles which aren’t running to bring to him to fix. A $500 purchase combined with a $1,500 fix turns a used vehicle into an investment, he said. “In the past year, with the bad economy, within three months the car pays for itself,” he said. Trade-in values of compact cars like the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic and Ford Focus are projected to rise this month more than 30 percent year-over-year according to Jonathan Banks, senior analyst at the NADA Used Car Guide. “Strong consumer demand for small, used cars is driving up prices,” Banks said. “The NADA Guide increase in trade-in values for June should come as no surprise because it reflects a shortage of both new and used cars entering the market.” The federal Cash for Clunkers program, which took 645,000 used cars out of the market, and the crisis in Japan are contributing to the strong demand in the used car market, NADA and local car dealers said.

The new car market is also holding its own and showing profits, according to NADA, which represents almost 16,000 new vehicle dealerships both domestically and internationally. Dealers recorded a 2.5 percent profit from January through April of this year, which represents an almost 30 percent increase over the same time period last year, NADA reported. “Despite challenges such as higher gasoline prices and generally slow economic growth, dealers have managed to increase sales while keeping their expenses low,” Taylor said. “As production ramps up in July and lenders increase their loan volume, we can expect to see continued growth in both sales and profits.” Tolliver said low overhead is one of the keys to his car repair start-up success. “I threw a dart at the board and here I am,” he said. “I don’t waste and that makes a big difference. I can take a bad motor and make a good motor out of it. “I think it’s going to come down to this: the people who are savvy with their money will survive.”

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Will ‘show the money’ to school board next week Larry Van Guilder We’ve been asking Knox County government, the school system, the developer and the Industrial Development Board to “show us the money” for a new Carter Elementary School. Mayor Tim Burchett came through with a plan last week

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properties. With the exception of the property on Joe Daniels Road, currently occupied by Natural Resources Recovery and appraised for about $1.19 million, the mayor’s office will not specify which properties may be considered. Burchett will Burchett present the plan to the school board at either its July 5 workshop or at the regular board meeting on July 6. As of last Friday, he was meeting individually with board members. If the plan meets with school board, commission and IDB approval, neither the county nor the school board would take on new debt, nor will the IDB need to issue

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bonds. The school board still must convey the property for the new school to the IDB. With the school system effectively receiving a new elementary school for $2.5 million under the mayor’s proposal, that shouldn’t hold up the deal. What may hold it up is finding enough debt-free properties around Knox County to generate more than $11 million in cash in a depressed market to pay the rest of the bill. Even the Joe Daniels Road property will effectively sell for a loss if sold at the appraised value. Knox County has invested millions in upgrades to the property since NRR began operations there. The mayor’s plan still lacks specifics about what properties are available to close the cash gap. It’s creative, but not complete.


Rotary honors Clark “I know you don’t like to be the center of attention, but in this case you deserved it.” Those words were spoken by Phil Parkey, president of the Rotary Club of West Knoxville, informing ShopperNews publisher Sandra Clark that she had been named a Paul Harris Fellow by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. This is Rotary’s highest honor for a nonRotarian and was made possible by a gift of $1,000 by the West Knoxville club. The Shopper-News partnered with the West Knoxville Rotary in 2010-11 to promote projects, speakers and club activities including the Rotary Jam, an evening of music that was the club’s chief fundraiser. Clark brought the same dedication and energy to the partnership with the club that she brings every day to this newspaper. Although she shuns the spotlight, there would be no Shopper-News without Sandra Clark. Her involvement with Rotary is just one example of her commitment to staying in touch with and strengthening the communities we serve. In short, she walks the walk. Congratulations to our publisher for this richly deserved recognition.


Vacation Bible School is summer staple Summer is in full swing. Yes, the weather is warm, even down right hot, and the days are wonderfully long. Another signal that summer has arrived comes from area churches. All of them have signs or posters or flashing lights drawing attention to the week set aside for Vacation Bible School. For generations it’s a time second only to those spent at the beach or in the mountains. Vacation Bible Schools of the past were simple affairs. Children attended most often during the day. Volunteers from churches, usually women, worked to pull together activities for children from ages 3 to 12. They included coloring sheets, Bible stories and songs. The biggest event of the week was making something to take home to parents. One year, children made potholders. Another, they potted plants for moms. Another time,

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they made leather bookmarks. The best loved creations involved nothing more than modeling clay. Children worked the pinkish colored stuff to make it pliable. Next they flattened and shaped it into a rough circle. Some children chose to add personal touches with decorative borders. The final step, and the most important one, came when little folks pressed their hands into the clay. Carefully, hands pulled away, and then the clay was left to dry for a couple of days. At the end of the week, the kids retrieved the impressions and toted them home. Parents “oohed and aahed”

and displayed them so that all who came into the home could see. Years later, they remained wonderful items that brought back a flood of memories of simpler times and being a child. Today’s sessions are much more elaborate affairs. Most often held during the evenings to accommodate working parents, these prepackaged programs are sold to churches and a central theme dictates the activities and direction of the week. Colorful literature and decorated areas lead children along a trail that develops the idea. Some weeks end in a program that combines all ages, in which parents and other family members attend and applaud the work of the children. Some churches offer adventures to children. They hold weeklong camps where young ones stay on campus all day long. Opportunities for participating in vigor-

ous physical activities, as well as worship and song times, are included in the day. Children end the week exhausted but content with the fun they’ve had. Vacation Bible School is a staple in this area. It fulfills the desires of parents for religious training combined with fun activities. Whether the week includes elaborate programs and perfectly laid out timelines or loose and flexible activities that conform to the mood and interests of the children, the aim is to show them that participation in organized religion is something worthwhile. It might also show the importance of this kind of education in their lives. Look around and notice all the VBS opportunities. Then sign up a child or grandchild for the week. If time permits, volunteer some of your time and enjoy Vacation Bible School, too.

Kitts Market offers homemade craft items Amy Kitts (with daughter Blakely) has opened Kitts Café at 4620 Greenway Drive on the second Saturday of each month for Kitts Market. The market offers an opportunity for vendors to sell craft items in a central location. Items offered include handmade soaps, jewelry, children’s clothing, hair bows, wreaths and framed letter portraits. Kitts Market is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the next opening set for Saturday, July 9. The market will be closed August and December. Info:

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‘Personal Perspective’ The Clayton Center for the Arts on the Maryville College campus will host the exhibit “Personal Perspective” throughout the month of July. The show will feature works by local artists with developmental disabilities and physical limitations who have utilized groundbreaking techniques to express themselves through art. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The artists will host a reception 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, in the gallery. Info: 694-9964.

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‘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 Friday through Sunday, July 1-3, and Thursday through Sunday, July 7-10. Tickets are $22. Info: or call 981-8590.

KSO concert on July 4 KSO will perform its 27th annual free Pilot Independence Day concert 8 p.m. Monday, July 4, on the South Lawn of the World’s Fair Park. The show will include patriotic tunes, classical favorites and a fireworks finale. Info: 291-3310.

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The June 21 storm that left thousands without power around Knox County has claimed another victim. Damage to roof panels that were being installed has delayed the scheduled opening of the Turkey Creek Public Market. Under normal circumstances, the damage would cause only minor delays. However, because of extensive renovations to the build-

ing, the opening requires a certificate of occupancy which can be obtained only when all construction is completed. Replacement roof panels are being ordered and will be installed as soon as they arrive. A new opening date will be announced once the schedule for replacing the panels is confirmed. “We appreciate the patience of our vendors and

our customers who are anxiously awaiting our opening,” said Turkey Creek Public Market founder, Charles Atchley. “We are currently finalizing construction, installing landscaping and topping off the parking lot. We are very proud of the Public Market, and our excitement only adds to our resolve to get the facility open as quickly as possible.” – L. Van Guilder

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There is a new website available to help teens learn more about local government and encourage them to get involved. The Knoxville/Knox County Mayors’ Youth Action Council (YAC) in partnership with the Metropolitan Drug Commission and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has developed the Citizens’ GPS Program where teens can learn to identify community problems through worksheets and problemsolving activities. The site is available free of charge to all teachers and students in Knox County. A link to the site will be available for teachers through the social studies teachers’ intranet. Students can access the materials at site/citizensgps.

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■ The Karns Fairest of the Fair is Thursday, July 21, and organizers are seeking contestants ages 6-20. Deadline to register is Friday, July 8. Info: Kelley Grabill at 898-5776 or ■ “Friday Night Lights,” a fundraiser for Karns Fairest of the Fair, will be 6-10 p.m. Friday, July 22, at the Karns High School cafeteria and auditorium, featuring live entertainment, Marco’s Pizza, concessions and a movie. ■ Karns Community Fair is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Karns High School. Organizers are seeking craft and food vendors, entertainment, groups who wish to perform and volunteers to help set up and tear down the fair. Call Roger Kane at 405-5103. ■ Farragut Lions Club will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Pimento’s in Turkey Creek. ■ District 6 of the Knox County Democratic Party will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at 1816 Chestnut Grove Road. Guest speaker will be Sheryl Rollins, president of the local chapter of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Info: Janice, 560-0202. ■ “Founding Fathers BBQ” will be held 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Earth Fare in Bearden. Bluegrass music, all natural burgers and hot dogs, activities for kids and more.

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center in Norris has DVDs for sale featuring a Info: 966-7057. All events pottery demonstration by are held at the Farragut Town internationally known potter Hall unless otherwise noted. Charles Counts. Cost is $10. ■ Sand Volleyball, Info: 494-9854. 6-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 27-28, Mayor Bob Leonard Park. ■ Folklife Museum Committee, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. ■ Visual Resources Review Board, 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, June 28. ■ Sand Volleyball, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 30.

■ Vote for Lost Sheep Ministry and help them win a new car to assist with transportation for their clients. Deadline to vote is Sunday, July 3. Info: ■ The Second Saturday Concert series continues 6-8 p.m. July 9 with folk singer Kelley McRae at the Cove at Concord Park. Admission is free. Lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets are encouraged. Info: 215-6600 or

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


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it and claimed all of this was “courthouse politics,” reminding voters of Padgett’s family ties to the old courthouse. Given that both have strong ties to the local Democratic Party, these attacks and counterattacks will only increase and help Harmon if a food fight develops. One wonders if they will start examining where the other stands on specific issues. Padgett had previously criticized Rogero for not doing enough on codes enforcement when she was a city director for Bill Haslam. All claim to be for transparency in government, but none has disclosed any personal financial information such as tax returns or net worth or even real property they own in Knox County. One wonders if the local media will pursue this issue which they discussed so much in the 2010 governor’s contest. Meanwhile, Ivan Harmon operates below the radar screen and continues going door-to-door in his down-to-earth, likeable way.

Before we examine too closely the strengths and weaknesses of the mayoral candidates, we should collectively voice appreciation for their efforts. It is not easy running for mayor. The campaign started more than a year ago with

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Marilyn Roddy driving the pace with early events and fundraising. Now she has moved on to a state Senate race, abandoning her former opponents. But these candidates have dropped whatever else they were doing and now seek full time to win your support. With about three months until the city primary, it is already heating up between Mark Padgett and Madeline Rogero. Padgett threw the first punch claiming Rogero is anti- small business. Rogero denied

NOTES ■ The Knox County Republican Party chair hosted a meet and greet this past Saturday at Wright’s for Ivan Harmon, whom he described as the Republican candidate. Now the city election is legally and officially nonpartisan. This may help Harmon in the short run by getting Republican voters behind him. However, Harmon should remember the city (unlike the whole county) is not Republican. It is Democratic with Gore beating Bush, Kerry beating Bush, Obama beating McCain and Bredesen defeating Van Hilleary in the city precincts. If a purely partisan race occurs, then the Democratic candidate benefits.

tests provide a contrast in age. Both Rogero and Harmon are old enough to be Padgett’s parents. Bill Owen is old enough to be the father of either Marshall Stair or Tierney Bates, who are his rivals. ■ TVA is not being candid on why David Mould left a $276,000 a year job as communications director after less than two years. Obviously, he was told to leave, but why? Ratepayers are entitled to know. They are also entitled to know how much the media consultants they now have are being paid. Where is Neil McBride, new TVA director, on this? He should be telling us if management will not. He has always backed openness before he was on the TVA board.

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Mr. Answer Man has the answers This week Mr. Answer Man returns from a welldeserved hiatus. His mailbox is crammed, so let’s get started. Q: Mr. Answer Man, W.C. Fields once said, “Any man who hates dogs and babies can’t be all bad.” Looking over the cuts to nonprofits in this year’s Knox County budget, do you think Mayor Tim Burchett fits that description? A: You’re wrong on a couple of counts. First, it was writer Leo Rosten who said that about Fields. Second, we know that Tim is a warmhearted, sentimental soul who tears up at the drop of a hat. (You should be ashamed of yourself for asking such a question – Tim signs your paycheck, Mr. Rice!) Q: The property tax rate has not been increased in Knox County since before the turn of the century. Has any city or county in

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the U.S. gone longer without a tax increase? A: Great question. Hibberts Gore, Maine, has never levied a property tax, and not a single resident voted for the most recent effort to impose one. According to the 2010 U.S. census, the population of Hibberts Gore is 1. Q: Hello, Mr. Answer Man. What is a “TIF,” and can I get one? I understand it is worth a lot of money. A: “TIF” is an acronym for “This Is Fantastic.” If you’re dreaming of creating a strip mall or hotel that may create dozens of minimum wage jobs, TIF dollars may be just what you need to bring your vision to life. Before applying, answer

By Betty Bean Will party politics play a role in this year’s city elections? Should they? And if they do, will that benefit Republican candidates? Evidently Republican Party chair Ray Jenkins thinks the answer to those questions is yes. He has a right to feel pretty good after last year’s county elections left County Commission with only two Democrats standing, as evidenced by the email he sent out last week on his Knox County Republican Party letterhead, complete with a border of happy red, white and blue pachyderms. It was an invitation to the faithful to join mayoral candidate Ivan Harmon (the only Republican left in the race) at Wright’s Cafeteria to hear about his

ing to emerge as a hallmark of the cesspool comments section in the newspaper, and it rarely does. Slap a story on the website that involves race, immigration or abortion and the mob is soon in full throat. But common sense? Isn’t it common sense to conclude that an employee of county government who decides to send vile emails to a sitting commissioner (or any other county official for that matter) will

Betty Bean vision for creating jobs, lowering taxes and making city government smaller and more accountable. Rousing language for a tea party convention, but is it a winning template for city elections? Jenkins, whose family name is synonymous with old-time GOP machine politics, county style, might be tempted to think so. The last time a Democrat was elected mayor was when Randy Tyree won a second term in 1979. But Jenkins, who lives in East Knox County and isn’t eligible to vote in the city, evidently assumes that city and county poli-

lose his job if his actions are uncovered? I can’t imagine a private company in which that behavior would be tolerated. And maybe civility is too much to ask for from folks whose keyboard engages with little or no assistance from their intellect. Still, I’m going to miss common sense and civility. May they rest in peace. – L. Van Guilder


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of his fellow commissioners saw through his sentimentality to reject wasteful spending on seniors and the homeless, thus preserving funds for their own travel allowances. Q: Yo, Mr. Answer Man! I bet my wife you couldn’t come up with an example of irony involving our state legislators. A: State Rep. Ryan Haynes, a lawmaker, sponsored legislation that says it’s OK to break the law by turning right on red without stopping as long as the only witness is a camera. (You lose.) Q: It’s me again, Mr. Answer Man. What’s the chance for a similar law for left turns? A: This state has been turning right since Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Mr. Answer Man doesn’t see any left turning laws in the General Assembly’s immediate future. Contact:

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Common sense and civility are dead Long live the mob. The comments in the local daily newspaper on the story of Commissioner Amy Broyle’s problems with a county employee who repeatedly sent her vulgar and insulting emails is cause for more than head-shaking despair. The vast majority were written by individuals who lack not only common sense, but the ability to so much as spell “civility.” We hardly expect critical think-

these questions: (a) I contributed (blank) to (blank) commissioners’ last election campaigns. (b) Does your car have a bumper sticker that reads “I love The Development Corporation?” (c) Should a developer pay for infrastructure improvements that mainly benefit the developer’s project? The correct answers are: (a) as much as I could to as many as I could (b) yes (c) never. Good luck! Q: I watched County Commission’s budget meeting recently, and I noticed that Commissioner Mike Brown made a couple of comments about how we’ll be remembered for how we treat the least able among us. Was he on to something? A: Commissioner Brown’s heart is in the right place, but he forgot that in this country we believe no man or woman is any more “able” than the next. Fortunately, enough

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Big honor for Mary Lou YWCA will give Lifetime Achievement Award Mary Lou Horner will receive the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the YWCA Knoxville at this year’s Tribute to Women event on Thursday, Aug. 18. It’s a great honor for a woman who has meant so much to her neighbors in Halls and Fountain City, along with the YWCA itself. For years, Horner sold tables for the annual Tribute to Women fundraiser. “The YWCA is proud to recognize Mary Lou Horner for her tireless ef-

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THIS AND THAT ■ We received the final Woodson Weekly last week, wrapping up Jamie Woodson’s career in the state Legislature. The Woodson Weekly was the most comprehensive recap of legislative action ever. It will be missed. And so will Jamie.

maverick from her early days on the old County Court and later on County Commission. “She has always believed that women should be seen and heard.” Horner was first elected in 1976 and served until defeated by term limits in 2002. She was a partner and long-time sales manager for the Shopper newspaper after retiring from South Central Bell. She has served as a board member at the YWCA and has worked with Tribute for 26 of its 27 years. She lives in Halls now with son and daughter-in-law Bobby and LeAnn Horner. Her grandchildren are Josh, Jason and Kristen. Info about this year’s Tribute:

■ Bill Haslam has put his stamp on the state Board of Education with the appointments last week of Mike Edwards, president and CEO of the Knoxville Chamber, and Lonnie Roberts, chief executive officer of TRH Health Plans. Haslam reappointed former Knoxville educator (now Nashville resident) Carolyn Pearre. All get nine-year terms. ■ Congrats to Eleanor Yoakum, who will be honored by the state Republican Party at its annual dinner July 15 in

Nashville. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is scheduled to speak. Yoakum represents the 3rd Congressional District as one of nine honorees. Ticket info: ■ A school in Los Angeles has increased class size by having students work in small groups with computers. It’s called blended learning and it’s coming to a school near you. Sometime. Smaller class sizes generated by the state’s BEP resulted in a boom of school construction, but it’s not sustainable long term. ■ Second Harvest Food Bank got hit again last week. On Thursday, 16 vehicles in the parking lot were damaged by flooding from Second Creek. The warehouse and food inventory was not affected and executive director Elaine Streno said the trucks will be back on the road today (June 27).

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The year Sam Houston taught school PULL UP A CHAIR … | Jake Mabe


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trivia you may not know. Who is the only person to serve as governor of two states? I’ll give you a hint. He’s also the only head of a foreign state to serve as a member of Congress. Give up? Well, the answer is Sam Houston, and here’s something else you may not know: he also taught in a one-room schoolhouse in Blount County from May to November 1812. And that’s kind of ironic, to hear Marleitta Cooper tell it. She plays the schoolmarm here at the Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse and says that Sam wasn’t much of a student. “He kept running away from school, so his mother had to lock him in his father’s library,” Cooper says. “Sam read everything in it by the age of 12.” He particularly liked a translation of Homer’s “The Iliad,” calling it “the biggest adventure I’d ever read” and memorizing most of the story’s 24 books. Remember all this because it’ll become important here in a minute. Born near Lexington, Va., in 1793, Sam moved to Blount County with his recently widowed mother and eight brothers and sisters when he was 13. They settled on 400 acres that Houston’s father, Sam, had patented before his death. The property is located in south Blount County, almost to Greenback. Cooper says young Sam enjoyed the adventure of moving here, but quickly became unhappy clerking for his brothers, James and John, in a Maryville dry goods store. So he ran away at age 16 to live for about three years with a Cherokee Indian tribe near Hiwassee. The Cherokee dubbed Houston with the nickname “The Raven.” He came to love the calico cloth the Indians used to make their clothing and ran up a $100 bill in his brothers’ store for the material. After he returned home, his brothers told Sam he’d have to pay the bill

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Sam Houston as he looked when he had become too cold to get to school. was elected governor of the state of Cooper says most students walked Tennessee at age 33 in 1827. He is the to school in bare feet. only person to serve as governor of Built in 1794, the Historic Sam two states (Tennessee and Texas). Houston Schoolhouse is billed as the oldest standing one-room schoolhouse in the United States. It was or go to jail. restored beginning in the 1950s. He decided to get a job teaching Three beams, the fireplace and the school in the spring of 1812, which schoolhouse seats are all original. took some doing because he didn’t Cooper says the building was have the required 8th grade educalater used as a house, chicken coop tion to get the job. and a barn. It had been left to rot But Sam had given himself an when the restoration began. It is education reading the books in his now a state-owned historical site father’s library. He got the job. He and includes a museum and gift was 18 years old. shop. Civil War re-enactments are He taught 40 students ranging held here in March and October. in age from 6 to 60. Cooper says the “We had to fight to keep Texas older students were there to learn from getting it,” Cooper says. “Texas how to read pages they’d signed for land acquisition and to be able to wanted to take it to Texas and the issign their names to a deed rather sue went all the way to the Tennessee Supreme Court.” than using an X. After his teaching career ended Sam charged $8 and was the in November 1812, Sam joined the most expensive teacher in the county. He wanted $2.50 in coin money, U.S. Army, believing that if he did Cooper says, which would have so his debts would be forgiven. He meant gold, silver or copper – trad- was later seriously wounded in the able anywhere in the days before Battle of Horseshoe Bend. After the War of 1812 ended, federal currency. Another $2.50 could be payable in corn and the fi- Sam’s new friend, Andrew Jacknal $2.50 could be payable in – wait son, encouraged him to become a lawyer. He completed the two-year for it – calico cloth. The school year began in May course in six months. A lot of the after the crops had been planted books Sam had read in his father’s and there was no longer a danger of library turned out to be prerequifrost. It ended in November, when it sites for law school.

What does prayer change? CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? (Matthew 5: 43-46a NRSV)


had made a promise, and I failed to keep it. It was not a huge, life-changing promise, and I didn’t purposely fail to keep it. It happened like this:

An interior shot of the schoolhouse, which was restored in the 1950s. Three beams, the fireplace and the schoolhouse seats are original.

A member of the church where I was serving as director of music (this was my first “real” church job, for real money) had asked me to unlock the back door of the

church for her at a set time. I forgot. I just plain forgot. On the appointed day, which, in my own defense, was my day off, unlocking that door never once entered my mind. The person who had asked me to unlock the door was disappointed, and when I say she was disappointed, what I mean is, she was irate. As in, livid. She was convinced I had neglected my duty just to inconvenience her. But did she speak to me about it? Heavens, no! That would have been much too forthright and healthy. No, she went straight to the pastor. (Psychologists call this maneuver “triangulation”: bringing in a third party to commiserate and side with the wounded party.) Our pastor was a small man, and wise, but when he carried an

Sam Houston taught in this one-room schoolhouse from May to November 1812. Built in 1794, the Sam Houston Schoolhouse in Maryville is billed as the oldest standing one-room schoolhouse in the United States. Photos by Jake


He began practicing law in Lebanon, Tenn., and was later appointed state attorney general. Houston served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1823-25 and again from 1825-27. He was elected governor of the state of Tennessee in 1827. Jackson later appointed Houston to be an Indian agent in Arkansas. In 1832, Houston left for Texas and became embroiled in the politics of what was then a Mexican territory. Joining the Texas Army, he later became a hero at the Battle of San Jacinto, was twice elected president of the resulting Republic of Texas and later served as a U.S. senator and governor of Texas after it became a U.S. state. As a Unionist governor, he bitterly opposed secession and even refused to accept its legality after

umbrella, he reminded me of no one so much as Jiminy Cricket. He did not look at all like someone who could impose his will on an angry pillar of the church. He invited her into his study, and listened to her tale of betrayal, inconvenience and disappointment. And then he said an extraordinary thing. He said to her, “Irene” – that’s how I like my irony served up: her name was from the Greek for “peace” – “Irene, I want you to do something for me. I want you to pray for Lynn.” Could you deny Jiminy Cricket anything he asked of you? I didn’t think so. Neither could Irene. I don’t know if she recovered from her anger through her prayers. Of course, as I think about it, I have no way of knowing that she actually prayed for me. She was able to speak to me

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Texas voted to join the Confederacy. He was evicted from office in March 1861 and died two years later. His last words, spoken to his third wife, were reportedly, “Texas always, Margaret. Texas always.” Of all his accomplishments during his colorful life, Houston always looked fondly back at the six months he taught in the one-room schoolhouse in East Tennessee. “I experienced a higher feeling of dignity and self-satisfaction from teaching in that little schoolhouse than from any office or honor I have held since.” So says the one guy to have served as governor of two states and as head of a foreign nation. Call Jake Mabe at 922-4136 or email JakeMabe1@ Visit him online at jakemabe.blogspot. com, on Facebook or at

cordially when she saw me. I have used the Rev. Cricket’s sage advice in my own life many times. I have dished it out to others as well. Someone you don’t like? Pray for them. Someone you can’t get along with? Pray for them. Pray for them by name, with heartfelt fervor. Here is the truth. You cannot pray for someone and hate them at the same time. You cannot pray for someone and hold onto your grudge against them. You cannot pray for someone and wish them ill. Here is the bonus. Letting go of hatred, anger and frustration blesses you as much as it blesses the object of your fury. The old adage says “Prayer changes things.” It has been my experience that what prayer changes most is me.


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alling all publishers! If you haven’t had a look at former Knox County Commissioner Mark Harmon’s latest literary effort, what are you waiting for? Tentatively titled “Crashing the Commission: Confessions of a University Twit,� Harmon’s newest is far removed in tone and topic from “Found, Featured, then Forgotten,� his critical look at media coverage of Vietnam veterans against the war published earlier this year by Newfound Press. “Crashing the Commission� is part autobiography, part political primer and wholly readable. Harmon’s humor – essential for a county commissioner who often found himself on the short end of votes – nicely offsets the more reflective mood he embraces when tackling serious subjects, as when he relates his first “political� victory. “A short, thin young man steps to the microphone at a high school assembly. He has a mop of red hair. His blue eyes are twinkling and he’s giving only a tiny hint of sly smile. “ ‘I’d like to thank all of you who helped take down my election posters,’ he says and pauses,

Former Knox County Commissioner Mark Harmon File photo ‘but I wish you had waited until after the election.’ The audience erupted in laughter that day in 1974, and I became vice president of my senior class.� Harmon grew up in Pittsburgh, the eldest of three children in a family he describes as “not poor, just broke.� At Penn State he developed a love for the academic life that would propel him to graduate studies at Syracuse University and eventually to Ohio University, where he earned a doctorate. A job offer took Harmon to Texas Tech, where the liberal

Democrat found himself a distinct minority in “decidedly Republicanâ€? Lubbock. Undaunted, he became involved in partisan issues and decided to run for Congress. His 14-month quixotic quest racked up 33,000 dusty miles on a Geo Prizm. He won the Democratic primary and lost to his Republican opponent in the general election. But along the way he learned something about campaigning about himself: “In the morning ‌ I’d regain my hope and set out on yet another adventure. Those who hate campaigning aren’t doing it right. You must bring joy to each encounter and enjoy even the absurd – like the day I campaigned in Mr. Porky’s, a biker bar in Denton, Texas. I spread my campaign literature on the green felt of the pool table, assured them I had no interest in advancing mandatory helmet laws (their major concern), and got nods of approval and maybe a few votes when I tore into Washington’s corporate welfare as supported by the renting of politicians as needed.â€? Harmon was again a political underdog after moving to Knoxville and deciding to make a run

Talkin’ baseball TALES OF TENNESSEE | Marvin West


o, Tennessee baseball is back in the news. That creates opportunities. We could talk about the new coach and what he is going to do to resurrect the team. Or, we could talk about recruiting efforts down the drain when signees take the money and run. We could talk about former Volunteers cashing professional checks, how Todd Helton looks more like himself in Colorado or how many home runs J.P. Arencibia has for the Blue Jays or how Julio Borbon on the disabled list wasn’t much help to the Texas Rangers. We could talk about R.A. Dickey and his knuckleball and rare ability to float over New Yorkers’ heads when the subject is mountain climbing or English lit. We could talk about Luke Hochevar and be glad Kansas City pays for potential rather than productivity.

came out from Nashville. The script called for the lad to grow up and become a friendly physician. Didn’t happen. Tommy was a sober, sensitive young man, good-enough student, but he liked green grass and sunshine better than the chemistry lab. That he survived UT baseball says a lot about spunk and determination. Those were not the good old days. There was no Mike Hamilton to manufacture money. There wasn’t much interest. The team was awful. In Bridges’ three years, the Vols lost all six games to Vanderbilt. They also lost to Hiwassee, Milligan, Maryville and CarsonNewman. For a road trip to Georgia, players pooled their coins and paid their own way. An astute scout for the Detroit Tigers, stirring around in mediocrity, became aware

There must be conversation material in Andy Simunic going down to Lancaster and getting a hit in his first at-bat. Just guessing but I might do better talking about Tommy Bridges. You don’t know him? His name is carved in marble on the Tennessee lettermen’s wall of fame. He was a 1927-29 Volunteer. Most of us missed seeing him pitch. For a frail, little man, 5-10 and 155, his fastball was considered rather swift. His curve was better. Mind you, this was before speed guns and radar detectors tied to strike zones. Thomas Jefferson Davis Bridges, named for Thomas Jefferson, president of the United States, and for Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy, was born three days after Christmas 1906 in downtown Gordonsville. His father was a country doctor. His mama

for a County Commission seat. His plan: “shoe leather,â€? and lots of it, preceded by a careful analysis of voters in the 2nd District and a plan to visit all but the solid Republicans. Harmon would edge out his opponent, David Collins, with about 54 percent of the vote and serve four colorful years on commission. Following the downsizing of commission from 19 members to 11, Harmon opted not to run for re-election against Amy Broyles. Harmon’s introduction to the power bosses in Knox County left him discouraged but not defeated: “ ‘What do you want?’ That’s what Mayor Mike Ragsdale and his top aide Mike Arms asked to start their individual meeting with me. I was taken aback and stumbled around mentioning everything from policies discouraging sprawl to grants for making healthy locally grown food available to school cafeterias.â€? Harmon writes that he “probably came across as naĂŻve and idealistic.â€? If he became less naĂŻve as time passed, his idealism never flagged. The former commissioner devotes considerable space to a dissection of the events of “Black Wednesdayâ€? in January 2007 which led to the so-called “Sunshine Trial.â€? And he recalls

of Tommy Bridges’ big heart, live arm and long fingers and offered a pro contract. Tommy sped up through the ranks, from the Wheeling Stogies to the Evansville Hubs to Detroit city, in August 1930 – after he struck out 20 in one game. Bridges made his major league debut in relief against the famed New York Yankees. Babe Ruth beat a breaking ball into the dirt and was thrown out at first. Lou Gehrig struck out. Tommy shrugged and said the awesome Yanks looked a lot like the men of Johnson Bible College. Fortunately, the New York press did not quote him. What happened after that is intriguing. He married a sweet lady and set some kind of record by spending a lot of money to call home most every day he was on the road. He mowed ’em down in the American League and eventually established himself as the absolute best pitcher not in the hall of fame. Bridges retired the first 26 Washington Senators he saw in 1932 but gave up a pinch single one out short of a perfect game. He won 20 or more three straight seasons. He won one game in the 1934 World Series and pitched two complete-game

the night of a seven-hour commission meeting (attended by a stringer from the New York Times) during which he was bestowed with a nickname that he would soon wear with pride. Former Commissioner Greg “Lumpy� Lambert was not known for his restraint. Defending the practice of county employees holding county office, Lambert asked: “How does that arrogant little university twit sit up there and make those decisions that keep us from having jobs?� “University twit� stuck like glue, and Harmon reveled in it, even printing T-shirts to memorialize the title. There’s much in Harmon’s work that will fascinate the political junkie. The book also includes a sober examination of the July 2008 shooting at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church that left two people dead and several others seriously injured. Harmon’s take on the Knox County political scene as he found it will amuse some, infuriate others and should cause all serious readers to ponder the nature of local government. This book in search of a publisher deserves a home, and we trust it finds one soon.

victories in the following October classic. There was drama at the end of the deciding game. With the score tied at three, Bridges gave up a leadoff triple in the ninth but calmly retired the next three Cubs. Tigers got a run and won. Tommy Bridges was voted America’s second mostfamous athlete in 1935, behind some Notre Dame running back. He was Detroit’s main man for several seasons. Six times he was an all-star. He twice led the AL in strikeouts. The great Charlie Gehringer explained how that happened. “I’ve seen Bridges throw that curve at a guy’s head, and the batter would fall flat on his rear end, thinking it was going to hit him, and the ball would go over the plate for a strike.� Bridges’ curve was so sharp, some thought it might be a spitball. Famous umpire Bill Summers once asked Tommy if he was loading up the ball. “Why, Mr. Summers, don’t you know the spitball has been outlawed for years?� said Bridges with a twinkle in his eyes. “There are no teachers. How would I ever learn to throw one?� Bridges was a key Tiger through 1943, until he got

himself drafted into World War II at the inappropriate age of 37. Rumor has it that he turned to strong drink. When he was discharged, Detroit considered him over the hill. He settled into the Pacific Coast League, pitched four more years, led the league in ERA and notched a no-hitter at age 42. After that, he pitched some more. Bridges drifted downhill. He created a serious marital problem, ducked a couple of gunshots from an irate husband, triggered dual divorces and married “the other woman� in 1950. Old friends who saw him in later years were stunned by how far he had fallen. For a while, he was a baseball scout. Then, he was a tire salesman. He died in ’68. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America long ago decided Tommy Bridges doesn’t belong in the Hall of Fame, despite his record of 194-138, his 1,674 strikeouts and career ERA of 3.57, considerably better than average for his era. Even though he lost his Boy Scout badges, Bridges belongs. Thus ends today’s baseball discussion. Marvin West invites reader reaction. His address is

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Ted Tyree, plant manager at the KUB Kuwahee Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Have you ever wondered after you take a shower, flush the toilet, brush your teeth, wash your hands, do the dishes and even wash your clothes where the water goes after it circles down the drain? We know it flows into pipes that lead to somewhere, but where do they go? Well, last week my fellow interns from the Shopper-News and I went to the KUB Kuwahee Wastewater Facility. The most amazing point was that such a huge facility can run with just 14 employees. The most noticeable thing was the smell. As I gagged, I also noticed and learned some things. Halls resident and 35-year veteran KUB operator Gary Cooper typically works a 12-hour shift, mostly in the control room monitoring the plant and even seeing other plants via remote cameras. The control room is the “heartbeat” of communication for the system that pumps and treats from 20 million gallons to 35 million gallons per day. KUB and other utilities are regulated by the state and must file monthly reports. Photo by Owen Sanders

These jars show wastewater at different stages of treatment. Ted Tyree said water discharged into Fort Loudoun Lake is cleaner than water taken out of the lake upstream at the water treatment plant. Photo by Madeline Lonas

themselves. Also, there are security concerns since 9/11. (Ted) Tyree also showed us step by step how they take wastewater and turn it into clear water. It was cool to see what kind of stuff they find in the water – from Sharpies to cellphones to even wedding rings. The only thing I still don’t understand is why the mallard ducks would be cooling off in the secondary treatment ponds when there is was a perfectly good river across the street. This was an awesome experience. Believe me, if you ever get the chance to go a wastewater facility, go. Even though it might gross you out, if you listen to what the people tell you, you can learn a lot. (With an assist from Tia Kalmon and S. Clark) ■

First, there are many safety hazards at the plant, so they don’t like to have visitors so people don’t hurt

Smiles and laughs abound as interns watch other interns’ faces, eyes and noses get scrunched as the smell of the screens of sludge hits them. Here Max McCoig reacts. Photo by Jenna Kalmon


Ted Tyree, plant manager, is a civil engineer who graduated from Memphis State (now the University of Memphis) with an emphasis on water and wastewater treatment. A second civil engineer and a mechanical engineer also work at the plant.

Circuit Court Judges Wheeler Rosenbalm (left) and Dale Workman (right) pose with Don Sproles, a former attorney who now co-owns The Lunchbox with his wife, Karen. Celebrating their 30th anniversary in business, Don and Karen were featured in the June 20 edition of ShopperNews. “Why, we’re in the Shopper and now the Shopper is in here,” he said as the interns marched in. They saw more “action” at The Lunchbox than in two courtrooms as customers included former Commissioner Greg “Lumpy” Lambert and former Judge David Creekmore. Photo by Owen Sanders

“Most people here are technicians without a college degree,” he said. “Most have been here 20 to 30 years.” KUB jobs are high-pay for the market and have good retirement benefits. Tyree said he could run the plant with one employee

“if nothing goes wrong.” He likened the operator to an airplane pilot who sits in front of a computer and makes sure things go right. – S. Clark ■


“We’re in the recycling business,” said Ted Tyree.

The bio-solids produced as solids settle out of wastewater are trucked to area farms for use as fertilizer. Tyree said farms must be OK’d and KUB looks for those 100 acres or larger and “not very steep.” “We usually never have a problem getting rid of it,” he

said. Farmers don’t pay for the sludge and KUB doesn’t pay to dispose of it. – S. Clark ■

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Ted Tyree, directing a tour for Shopper interns, said, “Hold onto your (hard) hats!” He said surprising items turn up in wastewater: cellphones, wedding rings, driver’s licenses, even money. Once, an operator found half of a $50 bill. The next day he found the other half. An intern asked at what point a person will reach into the sludge to retrieve money. “Usually $20 and above,” said Tyree. Photo by S. Clark

I remember when my family moved from our home in the suburbs to the farm where my parents live now. I was in middle school, and the whole world revolved around school and the mall. The move happened on a wing and a prayer, out to 40 acres in Union County, with just one room in the dry. My parents, my two sisters, our two dogs and I lived in that room for a year, with the rest of the log house slowly taking shape around us. Growing up, I hated the sweat and travail of the farm and building the

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house. I hated how far it was away from “everything,” how I could never have friends over. Don’t get me wrong, there were things I loved about living on the farm. Like heading out on a summer morning to ride my horse bareback or crawling out on the porch roof at night to watch the stars.

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Ducks float on the sludge tanks where water is allowed to stand while solids sink to the bottom. Ted Tyree said the water doesn’t hurt the ducks, but the ducks don’t do anything good for the water! Photo by Owen Sanders

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Courthouse. That’s a first! We had made arrangements to sit in on Judge Patricia Long’s courtroom in General Sessions Court since she was hearing criminal felonies. A problem occurred when 14 interns walked in and took two benches. A bailiff came over and asked us to leave. Hey, it’s a public courtroom and we’re reporters! But, he said, a huge number of inmates are about to be brought in and there’s a

security problem with so many kids and spectators present. How about traffic court, he suggested. So we trouped over to Judge Andy Jackson’s courtroom where an assistant DA was huddled with defendants in a corner and the judge was nowhere in sight. “Let’s just eat lunch,” said I, and we marched two blocks over to The Lunchbox. Ahhh, the dilemma of standing on principle or sitting at a lunch counter. That chicken salad was just great! – S. Clark

Rare ‘Heartland Series’ footage Rare footage of “Heartland Series” will be shown 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, at the East Tennessee History Center on Gay Street. Local riddle teller and musician Ethel Burchfield is the subject of this footage from one of the first episodes to be filmed in 1985. Also showing will be “Video Talent Scout,” a rare short feature believed to have been filmed in Blount County in 1948. Info: 215-8824 or

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Daniel loves chasing the barn cats, walking the fields and even cleaning up the horse stalls. I can already see that three years down the road he’s going to know that farm like the back of his hand and beg to spend time with Gran and Bear. When I came to pick him up, he crowed that he’d picked lots of big beans, and he was soaked head to foot from helping fill the water troughs. He was happier than a hog in slop. Now I know why Mom and Dad bought the farm, and I’m happy that they’ve kept it all these years, no matter what certain teenagers thought. Contact Shannon Carey at shannon@

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Tucked away in the hills of Madisonville, Hiwassee College is expected to attract more students and increase its undergraduate programs over the next several years. “We are shooting for 350 students in the fall,” said Dr. Robin Tricoli, the new president of the Methodist school. “I am hoping we can add 100 students every year after that until we find the right number for us.” Tricoli, who has been at Joanne Farrar, Anna Keim, Christopher Kidd, Sara Beth Bogartz, Felicity Milam, Caroline Pryor the school for only a month, and Rachel Kidd perform in “What’s Up, Zac?” following Vacation Bible School at the Laurel has worked for several Church of Christ. VBS participants were cast and crew for the play, which told the story of Jesus public universities, but it meeting tax collector Zacchaeus. Photo by Wendy Smith has always been one of her personal goals to serve at a Christian school. “Everything I have done in my career and personal life has led me here,” she said. “I’ve always worked to link academic programs at different schools to the

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A3 golf tournament supports ‘Play it Smart’ By Greg Householder

The Allegiant Athletic Agency – or A3 – held its second annual A3 Celebrity Golf Tournament on June 17 at Willow Creek Golf Club in West Knoxville with several professional athletes and former UT coaches in attendance. The agency, based in downtown Knoxville, represents numerous former UT football and basketball players as well as other players in the NFL and NBA. Former Vols represented by the agency include Eric Berry of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, Albert Haynesworth of the NFL’s Washington Redskins and Leonard Little, formerly of the NFL’s St. Louis Rams. In the NBA, A3 represents former Vols Wayne Chism, Chris Lofton and C.J. Watson. The tournament supports

the East Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation. The East Tennessee chapter was established in 1961 with the goal of having a profound impact on local amateur football. Each year the group generates scholarship dollars for student athlete award winners and sponsors the Play It Smart programs at AustinEast, Fulton and West high schools. Since its inception, the academic coaches involved with Play It Smart have dramatically increased the graduation rate and the number of students going on to higher education while almost doubling the number of high school athletes who come out for football at these schools. For more information about A3 athletics, visit the firm’s website at www.a3

Former Vol football standout and current Kansas City Chief Eric Berry visits with the media on the red carpet before the A3 celebrity golf tournament June 17 at Willow Creek Golf Club. Photos by Greg Householder

needs of the community.” And that is just what Tricoli plans to do at Hiwassee. She hopes the college can partner with local businesses and the Chamber of Commerce to create internship opportunities for students. “I hope to develop academic programs that meet the needs of this community,” she said. “We are dedicated to student success, and getting a job is all about education and experience.” Tricoli said the school will be opening its swimming pool to the community on weekends in July and installing a nine-hole disc golf course. In the future, she plans to utilize the school’s land to be self-sufficient. “We are looking into solar energy,” she said. “Next year, we’ll plant a garden to grow our own fruits and vegetables for our kitchen.”

Dr. Robin Tricoli is the new president of Hiwassee College, a four-year Methodist school in Madisonville. Tricoli has a bachelor’s degree from Northern Kentucky University, a master’s from the University of Cincinnati and a doctorate from the University of Kentucky. She said everyone in East Tennessee has been welcoming. “Everywhere I go I hear a lot of Hiwassee College stories,” she said. “There is a Hiwassee tradition and it is exciting to see it grow.”

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Special Services ■ 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.

Youth Former UT head football coach Phillip Fulmer and his grand- ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, has a number son, J.P. Peace, ham it up before the A3 celebrity golf tournament June 17 at Willow Creek Golf Club.

of summer events scheduled for the youth. There will be Bible study, fun days, road trips, community service days and more. Info: 690-1060 or visit ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Ridge Highway, has open gym for middle and high school students 7-9 p.m. every Thursday. Everyone is invited. No sign-ups or fees.

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Patricia Neal, we thank you Flossie McNabb, Melinda Meador and Shiela WoodNavarre celebrate the grand opening of Union Avenue Books. McNabb and Meador own the store, and Wood-Navarre is in charge of its used book program. Photo by Wendy Wen dy Smith Smith

Downtown welcomes Union Ave. Books By Wendy By W Wen end en dy Smith dy Smiith h The lights were off and the door was locked at Union Avenue Books, but that didn’t keep customers from knocking and asking for a peek at the shelves. Since store owners Flossie McNabb and Melinda Meador are all about service, they smiled and let them in. The women were hoping for some down time before a series of grand opening events that culminated with a toe-tapping, standing-room-only party featuring bluegrass band Y’Uns on June 18. The doors officially opened June 1, but since special events are an integral part of the shop, it was appropriate that its official inauguration would include a book signing, a reception for local writers and a poetry reading. McNabb’s is a familiar face as one of the former owners of Carpe Librum Booksellers in Bearden. She loved the store, and when it closed she wasn’t ready to give up the idea of selling books. She had the perfect location in mind. “Downtown wanted us,” she says. Union Avenue Books is in the recently renovated Daylight Building. Its location across the street from Pete’s Coffee Shop helped

that many customers are young, and they enjoy offbeat titles and used books. Both women think that selling both new and used books will draw a crowd. Shiela Wood-Navarre, another former owner of Carpe Librum, is in charge of Union Avenue’s used book program. The store will purchase popular titles with Union Book Bucks, which can be spent McNabb decide to take the on merchandise. The leap. owners also plan to entice Meador, a banking customers by selling local litigation attorney, was a arts and crafts. “very faithful” customer at There’s a real sense of Carpe Librum before Mccommunity downtown, Nabb asked her to partner among businesses as well in the venture. as residents, says Meador. “I’m so excited to be McNabb is overwhelmed part of a bookstore. My by the amount of customer house looks like a booktraffic so far, especially on store, anyway.” First Fridays and SaturShe isn’t giving up her days, when the Farmers day job. Her primary Market is open. responsibility is keeping Technology is having track of the shop’s tight an impact on the busiprofit margins. ness of selling books, but While online bookstores Meador thinks people will and electronic books have always want to be able gained popularity, Meador to hold certain kinds of says there’s been a revival books in their hands, like cookbooks and collectible of interest in independent volumes, including the booksellers. One of her regional books that are so tasks is to spend time popular in Knoxville. reading local blogs, colFor true book lovers, umnists and letters to the there’s an additional beneditor to see which books are being discussed. In the efit to print versions. short time the store’s been “You can’t sign a Kindle open, she’s already seen or an iPad,” says McNabb.

Appalachian author Amy Greene, author of “Bloodroot,” and Andrea N. Richesin, editor of “Crush,” a collection of real-life tales of first love, will be at Union Avenue Books at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30.

By Valorie Fister The phone rang often during the last month. About 99 percent of the time the caller was my husband who, until late last week, had a full-time temporary address at one of Knoxville’s most wellknown medical centers. My hubby, Joey Fister, called often from the Patricia N Ne Neal Rehabilitation Center at Fo F o Sanders Regional MediFort ccal al Center when I wasn’t there w i him. with He called to tell me he was a b to walk up stairs with asable sistance. And he called to tell me how good he was feeling, which was something I hadn’t heard him say in a while. For years, Joey suffered from back pain that started with a limp and ended in constant pain and nearly complete immobility. His legs were always in spasms, hurting and just plain not working. He would go to work, where he was able to sit while he worked. Then he would return home, where he would, again, just sit. It was a miserable existence for a 41-year-old. We aren’t sure exactly what name to call the quiet thief that slowly swindled his mobility. But after more than a year of medical testing, and then two spinal surgeries back-to-back in May, he entered the Patricia Neal rehabilitation facility to work on his walking. We are thankful for the help Joey received, first at Fort Sanders and then at Patricia Neal. His medical heroes were so numerous I can’t name them all. But they know who they are. And each one showed such compassion and concern it was hard not to be touched by the genuine care. I can’t explain the feeling of being the spouse of someone who is in a deteriorated physical state. It’s safe to say it’s upsetting


Patricia Neal patient Joey Fister is one of at least 30,000 patients who have passed through the doors of the rehabilitation center to heal and gain better mobility. Photo by Valorie Fister

to watch your spouse hobble and sweat just walking up the stairs to get through the front door at night. And it’s frightening not knowing if that will get better or worse. Unseen weights of enormous proportions lift from the necks and shoulders of patients and families upon entering the center. Opened in 1978, Patricia Neal is East Tennessee’s wellrespected leader in rehabilitating brain injury, spinal cord and stroke patients. The center staff regularly heals 1,000 patients per year. More than 30,000 people from all over the U.S. have been helped by Patricia Neal’s crew.

I’ve looked into the eyes of incoming patients, caregivers and family members carrying heavy emotions including anger, sadness, uncertainty and exhaustion. And I’ve watched expressions melt into relief and comprehension as patients begin their daily routine of physical, occupational and other forms of therapy to start moving and shaking again. There are some very special healers at Patricia Neal. They possess more than education and experience. They offer unconditional hope and love. And they grant acceptance. There’s something we want to say to Patricia Neal, the larger-than-life actor who founded and supported this center long before her death last year. We also say this to those at her center who are “restoring abilities and rebuilding lives” every single day. Patricia Neal, we thank you.

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provided the issuer doesn’t default, and you’ll continue to receive regular interest payments unless the bonds are “called,” or repurchased by the issuer. (You can help protect against this by purchasing bonds that have some degree of “call protection” and by owning bonds with different maturities.) ■ Losing purchasing power – This risk largely applies to fixed-rate investments such as certificates of deposit (CDs). To illustrate: If you purchase a CD that pays 2%, and the inflation rate is 3%, you are actually losing purchasing power. ■ Your response – Despite their vulnerability to inflation, CDs can offer you some valuable benefits, such as preservation of principal. Yet if you are concerned about fighting inflation, you may want to look for investments than have the potential to offer rising income, such as dividend-paying stocks. In fact, you can find stocks that have increased their dividends for many consecutive years. (Be aware, though, that companies can reduce or eliminate dividends at any time. Also, an investment in stocks fluctuates, and you could lose your principal.) Apart from these individual techniques to reduce investment-related risk, you should also save early and save often – because the more money you accumulate, the greater your ability to follow a longterm strategy that reflects your personal risk tolerance. That’s why it’s a good idea to contribute as much as possible over the years to your IRA and 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan. By understanding the different types of investment risk, and by acting to help lessen them, you can reduce much of the stress sometimes associated with investing – while you increase your prospects for achieving your objectives. For more information on investing, contact Wendy Schopp at Edward Jones Investments, 671-1318.


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It’s not a summer party until someone gets ‘food poisoning’ Stomach ache? Check. Diarrhea? Check. Nausea or vomiting? Meal from an outdoor barbecue, neighborhood picnic or church potluck? Check and check. If this describes your experience, you may have food poisoning. “Food poisoning is really a misnomer,” said Debbie Fox, Parkwest Registered Dietitian. “What we’re really talking about is a foodborne illness – bacteria in food that made you sick.” Although food-related illness is often short and mild, it can sometimes be lifethreatening. About 5,000 people in the U.S. die each year from food-borne illnesses.

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■ A know n serio us risk from dehydration (such as young children, the elderly and peop le with unde rlyin g med ical conditions) 100 ■ A fever over degrees, especially if ■ If you have a chronic you can’t control it with disease (such as acetaminophen. diabetes) check your blood glucose and ■ Diarrhea that is call your physician lasts substantial and if diarrhea and/or three or more days vomiting last more ■ Blood in the mucous than 24 hours or stool

■ Severe, continuing abdominal pain ■ Persistent vomiting ■ Neurologic signs, such as numbness

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■ KEEP EVERYTHING CLEAN This means everything that may come in contact with your food, including your hands, utensils and serving dishes. If you are out, bring antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer. ■ LEFTOVERS: KEEP OR TOSS? Leftovers should be refrigerated and eaten within three to five days. Never eat food that’s been unrefrigerated for more than four hours – especially poultry, meat, seafood, cooked rice and cooked pasta.


Food-borne illness is more common in the summertime because microorganisms grow fastest at warmer temperatures. These harmful bacteria can quickly multiply on food. In tandem with outdoor cooking where refrigeration and washing facilities may not be available, circumstances are ripe for contaminated food. Despite cooks’ best efforts to keep cold foods cold, organisms and toxins that can cause food poisoning, including Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, E. coli 0157, H7, Listeria and botulism, can thrive and wreak havoc on digestive systems, causing unpleasant symptoms.

“Most people have healthy immune systems that protect them not only from harmful bacteria on food, and most people who do experience food-borne illness are fine in a few days, but you need to be careful,” Fox cautioned. If you suspect you have a mild food-borne illness, you can treat yourself and wait for symptoms to pass. “Keep hydrated by taking frequent sips of water, clear sodas, clear soups or juice mixed with water,” Fox advised. “Over-the-counter oral rehydration products such as Gatorade or Pedialyte will have the right mix of all the salt, sugar and other nutrients you lose when you have diarrhea or vomiting,” she said.

Red, White and Blue Berry Tarts INGREDIENTS: 4 whole graham crackers (8 squares) 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon powdered (confectioners’) sugar 2 cups mixed berries: raspberries, strawberries, blueberries 4 paper muffin cups DIRECTIONS: Finely crush g raham crackers and mix with melted butter. Divide crumbs among four muffin cups. A muffin tray will help you shape them correctly.

In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, vanilla and confectioners’ sugar with a whisk to make no-cook pastry cream. Put mixture on top of graham cracker crumbs. Top with berries. You can save some berries to decorate the plate. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Makes 4 tarts

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Dealing with sleep disorders, finding treatment If you suffer from a sleep disorder, know that you are not alone and that help is available.

Ruth White

Anthony Wallace, manager of sleep services at the Sleep Disorders Center at Parkwest Medical Center, spoke with senior adults at Anthony Wallace, manager the Strang Senior Center of the Sleep Disorders Center during a recent “Snack Se- at Parkwest Medical Center, ries” event. shows a CPAP mask used to “Our sleep patterns treat sleep apnea. Photo by Ruth change as we age,” said Wal- White lace. “Older adults require less sleep during the night and tend to nap during the terns can be caused by many day.” Changes in sleep pat- factors including aches and

pains, menopause, high blood pressure, illness or lifestyle changes. Sleep disorders can affect overall health and some may be life threatening. Common effects are daytime sleepiness and fatigue. Sufferers may experience high blood pressure, heart problems, depression, memory/ learning difficulties or falling asleep while at work or while driving. A few of the most common sleep disorders include chronic fatigue, which produces an ongoing feeling of tiredness, sleepiness, boredom or depression; insomnia, the most common sleep disorder, described as the inability to initiate or maintain sleep; and narcolepsy, a disorder that manifests itself through excessive daytime sleepiness, uncontrollable

Young-Williams Animal Center supporter Cammie B. enjoys a few moments with Peanut, a 1 1/2-year-old female Syrian hamster. This sweet senior would make a wonderful companion for someone who adores pocket pets. Don’t forget about the center’s adoption specials for kittens this week. In honor of June’s Adopt a Shelter Cat month, the kitten adoption fee is just $120. You can also adopt a pair for $200. Take your pick of snuggle bunnies, playful pals and even cats that prefer to sit quietly and observe. The center is also offering budget-friendly adoption specials all month, and many cats are actually free thanks to sponsorship by their Furry Friend. Visit Peanut and other adoptable small mammals 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the main center, 3201 Division St. You can also stop by Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike daily from noon to 6 p.m. See all of the center’s adoptable animals at

Donate blood, save lives Medic has teamed up with the Tennessee Smokies and Chick-fil-A to help save lives this summer. Donors will receive a free Smokies Tshirt and a coupon for a free chicken sandwich. Those interested can

donate at any of seven daily mobile sites or one of two fixed sites: 1601 Ailor Avenue and 11000 Kingston Pike in Farragut. Other sites: ■ 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, Knox County Health Department, 140 Dameron Ave., inside community room. ■ 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-

day, June 27, Rutledge Pike Baptist Church, bloodmobile. ■ 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA), 9111 Cross Park Drive, inside conference room. ■ Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, Family Dollar Store in South Knoxville,

sleep attacks and muscle weakness triggered by sudden emotional reactions. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has a sleep quiz to assess whether an individual should talk to their physician regarding a sleep problem. Sample questions include (true or false): I feel sleepy during the day, even when I get a good night’s sleep; I get very irritable when I can’t sleep; I usually feel achy and stiff when I wake up in the morning; I sometimes wake up gasping for breath; my bed partner says my snoring keeps her/ him from sleeping. To learn more about sleep disorders and treatment options, contact Parkwest’s health information line, 374-PARK (7275). For basic guidelines and lifestyle changes individuals can follow to treat a variety of sleep disorders, visit the Sleep Center’s website at sleep.

4022 Chapman Highway, bloodmobile. ■ 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, Petro’s Chili and Chips at Cedar Bluff, bloodmobile. Donors receive a free regular Petro’s. ■ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, The Gallery Shopping Center, 7240 Kingston Pike, bloodmobile. ■ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, Kroger on Oak Ridge Highway, 4440 Western Ave., bloodmobile. ■ 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 30, CarMax, 11225 Parkside Drive, bloodmobile. ■ 2-8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, Marbledale Baptist Church, 5935 Thorngrove Pike, inside fellowship hall. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and have positive identification.

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STRANG SENIOR CENTER Events for the week of June 27: ■ Monday, June 27: 9:30 a.m., Watercolor; 10 a.m., Cardio 2; 10:30 a.m., Bridge; 12:30 p.m., BANDS class, 5:45 p.m., Advanced Cardio ■ Tuesday, June 28: 8:45 a.m., Tai Chi 1; 9:30 a.m., BB Bridge; 10 a.m., Oil painting; 11:15 a.m., Pilates; 12:45 p.m., Grub Club, Hibachi Grill; 2 p.m., Line dance; 2 p.m., EZ Spanish ■ Wednesday, June

29: 1 p.m., Songs by Tammy Marshall and ice cream sundaes sponsored by NHC Homecare and NHC Farragut. Cost is $2 ■ Thursday, June 30: 8:45 a.m., Tai Chi 1; 10 a.m., Tai Chi 2; 11:15 a.m., Mind & Body; 12:30 p.m., BANDS class; 2 p.m., Chorus; 5:45 p.m., Advanced Cardio ■ Friday, July 1: 8:45 a.m., Advanced Cardio; 9:30 a.m., Canasta; 10 a.m., Men’s Club; 10:30 a.m., Social Bridge; 12:30 p.m. no yoga; 2 p.m. Ballroom Info. or to register for classes: 670-6693

Pet safety for July 4th Young-Williams Animal Center reminds everyone to be considerate of their pets this Fourth of July and throughout the summer. Here are some tips: ■ If your pet is afraid of thunder or has a noise phobia, keep them at home and indoors. Provide a den-like hiding place for the animal and play soothing music for a distraction. Keep outdoor animals on a leash or in a crate at all times. ■ Keep holiday decorations away from pets, as they can choke or get sick from eating balloons, confetti and other party décor. The Pet Poison Helpline is 1-800-213-6680. ■ Pet hair can catch on fire easily, so keep all sparklers, fireworks and grills away from your animals. In the event that your

HEALTH NOTES ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Ten-

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pet does could get spooked and run away, be sure to have him or her wear an identification tag on their collar and get them microchipped. Info: www. nessee (formerly the Wellness Community), 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or ■ 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.

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■ 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


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To meet Chance, call Carmen at 335-6510. Misha, a 30 lb. Jack Russell Terrier mix, is newly liberated from the chain on which he has lived for 6 years. He is joyous! He is so grateful to be inside with his foster family, and to be able to explore outside. He listens well, likes other dogs, is already housetrained, and is the best snuggler ever.



To meet Misha, call Christy at 406-7062.

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Long live the Turtle!

Your pet is not a pizza … don’t bake it Does this look like a Every year at this time, dog house to you? stories start popping up in Photo courtesy of Frigidaire the media of people leaving their pets in hot cars “just to run in for a minute,” only to come back to an animal that live with another family. has perished from severe The animal’s situation heat stroke. could be entirely prevented if the owner would just use common sense. If you are questioning open the door. All they can whether it is too hot outside do is pant to stay cool – the to leave your pet alone in a equivalent of how you would Sara parked car, try this experi- fan yourself to cool off. Barrett ment: one day this week, But in a car that has been when the sun is out, walk turned off for 60 minutes, out to your car between 9 on an 80-degree day, the air a.m. and 6 p.m. and sit incan rise to a temperature of side it for 30 seconds with 123 degrees. Panting doesn’t the doors and windows work in such extreme heat. “Happier” endings, if you closed. If you see an animal in can call them that, are those If you find it unbearable, danger of suffocating in a animals rescued by good just crack the window a bit. hot car, do not question the Samaritans. Animal control After a few more seconds, decision to get it help. Every is called, the animal is taken if you are really starting to minute counts. from its owner and given to suffer from the heat, ask Animal control is availYoung-Williams Animal yourself how your pet would able 24 hours a day, seven Center to be adopted by a feel in the same situation. days a week at 215-2444 for new family. When you have the natuKnox County and 215-7457 In my opinion, this is the ral instinct to survive by for Knoxville. Info: http:// equivalent of a parent abus- opening the door so you can or ing a child and having their breathe, stay put. Because parental rights revoked. The this is what your pet goes If you have a question or comment for Sara, child is placed in state cus- through. They can’t turn email her at barretts@shoppernewsnow. tody and eventually taken to on the air conditioning or com or call the West office at 218-9378.

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Lost & Found

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$100 REWARD LOST: Fawn female Pitbull in Ftn City area. White feet/ chest, black tail. No collar, is microchipped. 865-296-1033

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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.



ADOPT: A wonderful life filled with love, devotion & happiness awaits your newborn. Expenses paid. Please call Rosanne 1-800-755-5002

For Sale By Owner 40a BROADACRES S/D 4BR/2.5BA, 2200 sqft. Newly refurbished w/ss appls & more! 20' x 40' in-ground saltwater pool. $179,900. Call 865-938-6495.



FSBO - 2 yr. old home on 3.3 acres located at 723 Archer Rd., Luttrell. House is apprx. 1,056 SF w/2BR & 2BA. Asking $109,900 & owner will finance with $5,500 down or if you are USDA qualified, then 100% financing with no money down. Call Bill at 877-488-5060 ext. 323.



HARDIN VALLEY Main Level Living 3BR/2BA Former Model Home 10464 Wellington Chase Ln $359,900 865-755-7171 ***Web ID# 795339***

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EDISTO IS, SC 9ac wooded, 1650 SF brick home, FP, 3BR, 2.5BA, lots of storage. $549,900. 843-869-1690. ***Web ID# 806309***

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Working Farm for sale, House, barns, etc. Will divide. Close to Oak Rdg/ Kingston. 865-314-1964. ***Web ID# 810359***

Lakefront Property 47 13.7 ACRES, private waterfront, Sharps Chapel area, very level to water. $150,000. 423-626-1222

DEVELOPER FORCED LIQUIDATION Smoky Mountain TN. Lake Condos & Lots Priced @ Foreclosure/ Short Sale! Up to 100% Financing/5% interest bank terms. 2 Acre Lake Lot w/dock, $19,900 Preview 7/2-7/3. 1-866-434-8969 ext 103.

LAKEFRONT CONDO. 3919 Beverly Place, Deeded boat slip, pricharming 2 br, 2 ba, vate pool, in a gated marble frpl, hdwd community. Reduced flrs, den, lrg fncd bk $199,000. 100% financyard. Outdoor pets ing available 5% APR. only. $750/ mo + or $500/dep. 865-992-2763 865-850-1665 ***Web ID# 811922*** 3 BR, 2 BA, 1 car gar. Bearden, newly remodeled, $850/mo. $500 dep 865-591-4115 ***Web ID# 808421***

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I was hiking recently when I came across this beautiful orange spotted, Eastern Box Turtle crossing the road. After taking his picture, I moved him out of harms way to the side of the road.

Kathryn Woycik As tempted as I was to take him home with me, I knew it was better for him to stay close to his home. Imagine my surprise when I did a little research and learned it would have been harmful to both the turtle and myself to have taken him to my home. The box turtle has a lifespan of 30 to 60 years and will never wander far from its birth home. For this reason,

Free computer recycling at Goodwill Why pay to recycle when you can do it for free? Residents throughout Goodwill Industries-Knoxville Inc.’s 15-county service delivery area are now able to recycle their computers and computer equipment free of charge. Goodwill Industries

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YORKIES AKC males & females, health guar., S/W, Visa/MC welcome. 865-386-4111 ***Web ID# 811961*** YORKSHIRE Terrier Pups, 1 yr. health guar. Microchip MC/ Visa Sara 423-562-4633 ***Web ID# 812365***



BAY MULE 2 yr. old female (Molly) $400. 423-623-9881 MINI HORSES, 2 ML, 3 FM, 2 Foals, Min. Mule $300 ea./$2100 herd. 865-497-3022

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Bloodhound Puppies, POM-POOS, CKC reg. AKC reg, black & tan shots, wormed, cute, $300, red $350, vet ckd. tiny, spoiled, 1M, 1F, 865-680-2155; $500 ea. 423-404-4189 mountainviewblood POODLES BOXER PUPPIES, NKC STANDARD Puppies, reg, 6 M left, $300 AKC, $250. ea. Parents on site. Call 865-230-3242 865-388-5384; 388-5280 ***Web ID# 808764*** PUPPY NURSERY. Many different breeds CAIRN TERRIER PUPS Maltese, Yorkies, Cute, Shots, $350 Malti-Poos, YorkiCKC REG. M/F Poos, Shih-Poos, shots 865-254-2219 & wormed. Health ***Web ID# 810092*** guar. 423-566-0467 Cava Tzu Puppies, 2 F, 1 SHIH TZU / POODLE M, paper trained, loving, pups, Father AKC reg. vet ck. POP. Starting 8 wks, shots/wormed, 3M $150 / bo. 865-566-5537 $150. 865-603-1704 ***Web ID# 808860*** ***Web ID# 808448*** CHIHUAHUAS-a good SHIH TZU PUPPIES, selection, even blue CKC reg, 6 wks, shots M, very small, $250wormed, blue eyes, $300. 865-387-2859 adorable, 2 F $350 ea. ***Web ID# 808333*** 423-404-4189 CHIHUAHUAS, Apple Heads, 2 F, 3 M, 6 SIBERIAN Husky AKC wks, parents on site Pups, champ lines, $200. 865-637-4549 shots, $300 to $500. ***Web ID# 808383*** 865-995-1386 COCKER SPANIELS, ***Web ID# 810129*** 4 girls, 3 boys, SIBERIAN HUSKY ready after 7/11. Pups, NKC, $200/ea. $200. 423-623-9881 ready 6/24 & 7/6. Will be vet chk'd, Dachshund AKC mini S/W. 865-992-9709 pups, red & choc/tan, shots, family raised, ***Web ID# 809119*** $199 & up. 865-712-2366 WEIMARANER Pup***Web ID# 808527*** pies AKC, beautiful, silver gray, show Dachshunds Mini, 2 M quality, $475 ea. long coat, blk/red, Tails docked, dew choc/tan, parents on claws removed. 1st site, $300. 865-414-5652 shots incl. 865-661***Web ID# 812302*** 4509 or 865-681-8484 ***Web ID# 809753*** ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS, 1 M, 1 F, 6 YORKIE, AKC Reg., wks., CKC, POP. male, 2nd shots, $1,000. 423-310-1111 home raised, $300. ***Web ID# 808620*** 865-548-3940 GREAT DANE, born YORKIE POOS, 3/4 4/12 female, parents Yorkie, Males - $300, on premise, $475. F-$350, very small, Ariel 423-534-3101 865-426-8317; 963-1965 ***Web ID# 811760*** GREAT DANE PUPS AKC reg., black. YORKIE PUPPIES, Parents on site. adorable tiny babies, $650. 423-608-1340 good with kids, ***Web ID# 810845*** AKC, males, S&W, $300. 865-455-5821. Great Pyrenees pups, 9 wks, mom & dad on farm w/animals. $115. 865-924-2636 ***Web ID# 808922***

FARRAGUT, 2 BR, LAKEFRONT WITH 1 1/2 BA, great loca1.3 acres, lowest tion, $850/mo. $850 dep. 904-591-1489 price close in. Local Driving/Delivery 106a Dock, boat lift, jet FARRAGUT, lease/ ski lift in the back Volu nteer yard. Perfect for purchase option, ShefAss is ted UT or downtown. field S/D, 3 yr old all Trans port at io n 3625 SF, Lakemoor brick/stone luxurious CAC's Office on Aging open rancher with 4 Hills. $699,900. For is seeking volunteer private showing 865- BR & bonus room, on drivers for their Volunpriv. lot, across from 603-3126. teer Assisted Transneighborhood pool. portation program. PERFECT 2nd Home $2,800/mo. 865-388-0610 Volunteers utilize ON WATTS BAR, ***Web ID# 809514*** agency-owned hybrid $250K furnished. sedans while accomHOLSTON HILLS, Call 865-335-8771. panying seniors or lovely 3 BR + bo***Web ID# 808847*** persons with disabilinus rm, 2 BA, LR, ties to appointments, SHORT SALE. 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Chamber at Mercy Mercy Medical Center West president Jeff Potter shares coffee with Bettye Sisco, chief operating officer of the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce, during a networking event last week. The hospital welcomed a large turnout of Chamber members. Photo by S. Barrett

New signs for Nama and Naples Naples and Nama, restaurant members of The District, have improved the appearance of Bearden with new signage. It’s red and it pops!

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DineTouch gets $10K grant DineTouch LLC and its UT student founders, Joey Natour and Seth Elliott, received the inaugural Boyd Venture Fund grant, worth $10,000. The seed-granting fund, administered by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the College of Business Administration, is available to UT Knoxville studentowned businesses. Funding is awarded each spring and fall. Natour and Elliott both graduated from UT Knoxville in May 2011 – Natour with a degree in management (entrepreneurship collateral) and Elliott with a degree in computer science. They will receive the $10,000 grant as they achieve agreed-upon milestones. As part of the award, the Anderson Center will be connecting the founders to a mentor who will help them build their business. DineTouch is a software platform that allows restaurant-goers to control and enhance their dining experience.

Randy Boyd, president/CEO of Radio Systems Corporation, with Boyd Venture Fund grant winners Joey Natour and Seth Elliott. Photo from UT

Using an at-table touchscreen, diners can order directly from their table, specify their desired food delivery and pay at the table. As a result, servers can cover a larger area, restaurants can be more flexible in their daily offerings and customers can experience reduced wait times. The concept, currently being betatested at Café 4 on Market Square, has won over servers and managers who had initial doubts about the concept’s viability. DineTouch is moving to add

a mobile application so restaurants won’t need the touchscreen device. Randy Boyd, president and CEO of Radio Systems Corporation and the fund benefactor, said creating new local businesses is the cornerstone of the community’s success. “I cannot imagine a better return on investment than supporting future generations of entrepreneurs.” Radio Systems Corporation manufactures and distributes the PetSafe, Invisible Fence and SportDog brands.

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@BillHaslam First governor in social media Gov. Bill Haslam is online. Well, we knew that. But did you know he’s also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Flickr? Check these stats (as outlined to the Tennessee Digital Summit in Nashville): Haslam’s online presence includes 40,042 Facebook supporters; 8,388 Twitter followers; 1,072 LinkedIn connections; 17,305 YouTube views; 97,302 Flickr views; and 94,021 visits to since his inauguration. “Social media offer powerful tools that invite the public in and promote discussion,” Haslam said. And it’s as easy as a mouse click. Haslam has encouraged departments to increase their online presence beyond the state’s homepage of

Thierry Sommer: Making the most of your money Financial professional Thierry Sommer’s career path was probably set when he devotedly watched Michael J. Fox on television’s “Family Ties” as a child. “He was my hero. He was a Wall Street kid and I decided that was what I wanted to be when I grew up.” Sommer didn’t quite make it to Wall Street. He followed another geographic path. But he still realized his dream of becoming a financial whiz kid. The son of Swiss immigrants, Sommer was born in Jersey City, N.J. His dad sold his business and retired to the South when Sommer was a teenager. Thierry entered Farragut High School his freshman year and went on to earn a degree in economics from UT.

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He was an industrious kid. When the World’s Fair hit town in 1982, Sommer worked in the restaurant at the Sunsphere. He saved his pay checks, and when he turned 18 he began investing that money. “That’s how I celebrated my 18th birthday,” he says. “I made money and I lost money, but I learned.” While in college he worked for restaurateur Frank Kotsianas and then hired on with General Motors Acceptance Corporation in collections and automobile repossessions. Thirteen years ago, he started work

as a financial advisor with a national financial services company. Seven years ago, he broke out on his own, opening Thierry V. Sommer and Associates in the 9040 Building on Executive Park Drive in Cedar Bluff. Sommer says he strikes a holistic theme with his clients. “I don’t use a cookie cutter approach. It’s the individual who is important. I get to know my clients personally. I think that’s what makes me different. I look at where they are in life financially and where they want to be in the future, and we design a personalized road map to get them there. But I don’t stand in their way. If buying a fancy car makes them happy, that’s what they need to do.” Sommer believes “money is just a tool. A lot of people

cer team Thierry has coached for five years, and daughter Madeline, a rising senior at Hardin Valley Academy who studies Chinese and has just returned from a two-week trip to Taiwan. He is an active member of the Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce, on which he has chaired the Thierry Sommer board of directors for two years, and the West Knoxput too much emotion be- ville Sertoma Club, for 13 hind it, but it’s only a tool. years. When you can handle your Oh, and that early fi xamoney properly your fam- tion with television? Somily life is better, your health mer says he doesn’t own is better and you are able to one now. “It just wastes too give to charity and to help much time. I’d rather be with other people. Those are the people and going places and core things in life that mon- doing things than watching ey helps with.” TV. And it gives me a good Sommer is the father of excuse to go spend time two – son Charles, a rising with my Dad when we want 6th grader at Farragut Mid- to watch some sports.” dle School whose AYSO soc- Contact:


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Pass the salt, coach City Council candidate Finbarr Saunders introduces UT football coach Derek Dooley to Florence Bailey, wife of Skeeter Bailey, who played for General Robert Neyland in the 1930s and coached for Bowden Wyatt in the 1950s. Dooley and Bailey happened to be eating side-by-side at the Long’s lunch counter. Sequoyah Hills resident Bob Freeman peeks in on the meeting.


At least Long’s has power Mike Anderson of St. Simons Island, Ga., and his sister, Sequoyah Hills resident Rochelle Veum, enjoy a hot breakfast at Long’s Drug Store after the June 21 storm that left Veum’s home, like much of Knoxville, without electricity. While Anderson loves his beach house, he enjoys returning to his old stomping grounds. He attended West High School and UT.

There’s a new brew in town Adam Palmer, president of Marble City Brewing Co., visits Long & Short at the invitation of City Council candidate John Stancil, who stood in for the infamous Barbara Pelot who was on vacation. Palmer and his wife, Jennine, moved from Chicago a year ago to start up a microbrewery in the former Knoxville Brewing Company location. It took him less than 24 hours to decide to make the move to Knoxville, Palmer says. Check out the company’s brew at the Bearden Beer Market, Aubrey’s and most Market Square eateries.

Thome is director of operations of Cellular Sales Cellular Sales has named James “JT” Thome as director of operations. Thome brings nearly 15 years of experience in information technology and JT Thome executivelevel management to the company. In addition to his work with software engineering, e-commerce and logistics, Thome also has experience in business development and marketing. “We’re glad to welcome JT to Cellular Sales,” said Dane Scism, founder and CEO. “His background

and skills are exactly what our company needs to prime our infrastructure for continued growth and success.”

Two for board of Farragut Chamber Farragut West Knox Chamber will consider two members for inclusion on the board of directors. The nominating committee has recommended Jeff Potter, president, Mercy Medical Center West, for a three-year term; and Jerry Parkerson, TDS Telecom, to complete the term of Lonn Reas, also of TDS Telecom.

‘A Haunting at Ramsey’ Local celebrities, including Bob Kesling, Bill Landry and Lori Tucker, will be telling ghost stories 6-10 p.m. Saturday, July 9, during “A Haunting at Ramsey” at the historic Ramsey House.

During the fundraiser there will also be food, live music, a display of Civil War weaponry, a demonstration of a Civil War surgery featuring an amputation and much more. Admission is $10 and donations of canned food for Second Harvest will also be collected. Info: 546-0745 or visit

‘Kwang-Young Chun: Aggregations, New Work’ The Knoxville Museum of Art will present ‘KwangYoung Chun: Aggregations, New Work’ through Sunday, Sept. 4. Chun is known internationally for the sculptural forms featured in this exhibit. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Admission and parking are free. Info: Angela Thomas, 934-2034 or visit

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Christian athletes shine at UT Dean Craig, Fellowship of Christian Athletes director of East Tennessee, and Roger Woods, UT athletic department chaplain, get to know John Stancil at Long’s. Craig has been busy with summer camps, and Woods spends his days leading Bible studies for athletes and coaches. Woods says he is impressed with students like those who helped plan Game Time, a Christian event for kids held at Neyland Stadium in May. “It’s great to see this generation stepping into leadership positions.” Photos by Wendy Smith

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KNOXVILLE CHAMBER Info: 637-4550. All events are held at the Knoxville Chamber unless otherwise noted. ■ Chamber Member MD Lab, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. ■ New Member Reception, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. ■ Ribbon Cutting, 4 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 18, New York Life, 265 Brookview Centre Way, Suite 102. ■ Networking, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9. ■ Chamber Member MD Lab, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9.

FARRAGUT WEST KNOX CHAMBER ■ Board of Directors Meeting, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, NHC Place Assisted Living, 122 Cavett Hill Lane. ■ Networking, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, Comfort Inn and Suites, 811 North Campbell Station Road. ■ Networking, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 7, Knology, 10115 Sherill Blvd. ■ Ambassador Meeting, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, Pinnacle Financial, 241 Brooklawn St.

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M. S. McClellan for Women Alice Pigott tries on a colorful necklace at the M.S. McClellan store in Bearden with the help of women’s buyer Betsy Foster. The women’s area of the store, located in Melrose Place, 5614 Kingston Pike, is currently having a 30 to 50 percent off sale. Photo by Anne Hart

Currently, fireworks are illegal to buy, sell, use or store in Knox County. But legal or not, fireworks are always dangerous. They are unpredictable explosives subject to inconsistencies such as short fuses or overcharging. Every year our Rural/ Metro team sees the devastating effects of the improper or unsafe use of fireworks in everything from burns to the arms and face, scarring, ear trauma, eye injuries and loss of limb to property damage and major fires. The consumption of alcohol increases the risk of injury. And there are always small children treated for burns on their feet from stepping on hot sparklers. But fireworks are exciting – and a long-standing tradition for the Fourth of July. The good news is we have lots of professional pyrotechnic shows around town for the Fourth of July. That is the best and safest way for the whole family to enjoy fireworks. The Festival on the Fourth at World’s Fair Park, which includes the annual Pilot Independence Day Concert, offers a great fireworks display. The festivities start at 8 p.m. and parking is free. You can also find fun fireworks displays at other area festivals including Rockin’ the Docks in Lenoir City Park or the Fourth of July festival at the Tate and Lyle Performing Arts Center in Loudon. And we typically provide standby service for several area churches offering professional fireworks shows for the holiday weekend. Or you could combine the fireworks show in Gatlinburg with a family hike in the Smokies. There are plenty of options. We want everyone to have a safe and happy holiday. So plan a festival adventure this Fourth of July. Leave the fireworks to the professionals and enjoy the show.


Webb School of Knoxville celebrated another outstanding academic year of serving and educating young leaders in the Knoxville community and surrounding areas with myriad end-of-theyear festivities. The following is a sampling of the many year-end events that commemorated student achievement and Webb School’s 55th year of inspiring learners and developing leaders.

Webb School of Knoxville proudly celebrated its 53rd Commencement on May 22 in the school’s Lee Athletic Center. Webb’s Class of 2011 graduates had 100 percent college placement, were extended 406 acceptances at 93 different colleges and universities and received $8.0 million in scholarship offers.

A significant number of the Class of 2011 shared the distinction of being the first Webb graduates to have attended Webb School of Knoxville from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Webb School today By Scott Hutchinson, President, Webb School of Knoxville A primary goal of a Webb School education is to prepare students to lead successful, contributing and fulfilling lives in their adult years beyond Webb. To that end, the school creates and Hutchinson supports programs that will best ensure the development of skills and attitudes in our students that will be particularly relevant to success in tomorrow’s world. Webb prides itself on the depth and breadth of academic, arts, athletic, international and service offerings available to our students. And although there were many initiatives begun and continued on a whole host of fronts on campus this year, the ongoing focus on leadership and character development is a special source of pride at Webb and has paid, and will continue to pay, particular dividends in the lives of Webb graduates for years to come. The leadership initiative at Webb is premised both on the school’s definition of leadership and on our willingness to embrace character development as a core business of the school. Leadership is being aware of what is happening around you and

During this year’s Lower School Closing Ceremony on May 27 in Webb’s Haslam Gym, students, teachers and parents celebrated a successful school year with student choral and strings performances and presentations. Webb fifth grader Emory Scism speaks about what she has learned about leadership in the Lower School and what it takes to be a leader.

Webb’s Middle School hosted its annual Middle School Honors Ceremony May 27 in Webb’s Bishop Center, where students were recognized for excellence in academics, character development, leadership and athletics. Later, eighth grade students and parents gathered outside for the annual eighth grade tree planting ceremony. For more than 12 years, the Middle School has honored its eighth graders with the planting of a sapling on campus, symbolizing the students’ legacy and growth in the Middle School and celebrating their next chapter in high school.

At Webb we believe that the first step to being able to lead others is to develop a positive history of leading oneself. choosing positive behaviors that benefit the community. Making personal choices that add value to the environment in which you are living is at the heart of developing strong character and becoming a leader. At Webb we believe that the first step to being able to lead others is to develop a positive history of leading oneself. Our school-wide matrix of defining various behaviors, ranging from “leader” to “detractor,”

enables students to reflect on, and learn from, their behaviors and the behaviors of their peers. As parents, administrators and teachers all use the same vocabulary and definitions to characterize behaviors, students operate in a consistent world that supports positive actions. Coupled with a leadership speaker series in all three divisions of the school, in which students are exposed to and interact with a wide variety of leadership models, Webb students understand that the development of character and leadership skills will provide the foundation for all that they will attempt and accomplish in their years beyond Webb. The 2010-2011 academic year has been an outstanding one for Webb School of Knoxville and for its more

than 1,000 students. From kindergartners through our recent graduates, students continued their journey to learn more about themselves and the world around them. Whether it is in a chemistry class, an international service trip, a robotics competition, a state championship athletic contest, or work with a visiting artist or with children at the local Boys and Girls Club, Webb students experience every day an exciting array of learning opportunities. It is these opportunities and the explorations that they afford that allow our students to grow in all areas of human development; but at Webb where the cultivation of character is first among equals of all of these areas, this year was particularly successful.

Each year in May, Webb’s Lower School hosts its Crane Day for seniors. Kindergarten students present each senior with a string of origami cranes as a symbol of peace and a reminder of the community they have at Webb School. Seniors are also asked to wear T-shirts from their respective college choices. Class of 2011 graduate Brennan Liu accepts his string of cranes from kindergarten student Rose Beall.


President Phil Parkey thanked his officers and board of directors as new officers were set to be installed on June 24. Pictured are: Karl Kemmer, Turner Howard, Gary Johnson, Jim Bailey, Bob Boothe, Oliver Smith, Ted Hotz, Scott Boling, Richard Bettis, Lucy Gibson and Parkey. Not pictured is Art Pickle.

John and Ernest Trotter enjoy a hot dog at the “grab a frank at Frank’s” promotion.

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By Greg Householder The folks at call it “an up-scale hot lather and shaving cream kinda place. They Shopper perform traditional barber serSPot vices and offer high-quality men’s grooming products.” People in Bearden simply call it Frank’s Barber Shop. On June 18, to celebrate being named the Best American Barbershop or Men’s Salon by the readers at, Frank’s held their “grab a frank at Frank’s” promotion by offering free hot dogs. Besides getting a haircut, customers can play pool or toss some darts. Info:

Matt Veigle takes a shot as Jason Bailey and Carl Papa look on at the “grab a frank at Frank’s” event. Photos by Greg Householder

More than 100 local kids, mostly boys, are waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. Al Williams, chief financial officer for Bush Brothers, recruited volunteers on the Friday before Father’s Day at the West Knox Rotary.

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Al also pitched for a job for his own little brother, a young man who lost his father at age 9 and now is graduating from college in accounting. An interesting aside was his reference to “The Matthew Effect,” or the rich get richer phenomenon alluded to in the Gospel of Matthew: “For unto everyone that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance. But from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.”

Constantine Christadoulou welcomes new member Benjamin Bush into the West Knox Rotary. Ben is owner and proprietor of Will Rule Rods & Racing and Lux Emporium.

Melissa Knight, executive director of the Interfaith Health Clinic, accepts a $10,000 donation from Rotary of West Knoxville. She said the average visit costs $50 with the patient paying at least $13. “This check has bought a lot of visits. This is just overwhelming.”

Photos by Charles Garvey

Al Williams, CFO of Bush Brothers, speaks about his volunteer work with Big Brothers Big Sisters. The effect was discussed in Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “Outliers,” as the author examined the disproportionate number of elite Canadian hockey players who were born in the first few months of the calendar year. The reason, he said, is that youth hockey leagues determine eligibility

from January to December. The kids born early in the year are usually bigger and more mature than those born later in the year. So they are identified as better athletes, get extra coaching and are selected for traveling teams. These boys have “accumulative advantage,” said Gladwell.

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And Williams added: “A small advantage or disadvantage gets multiplied over time.” He said a little help for a youngster goes a long way toward making him a more productive citizen. Al recently wrote a book, “A Friend Indeed,” which was illustrated by local littles. Al’s daughter designed the cover and all proceeds go to help Big Brothers and Big Sisters of East Tennessee which has more than 700 active matches.

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Gary and Belinda Weaver report ecstatic customer response to their newest product line. The German-made Hansaton hearing aid is well-built and ranges from “very sophisticated to very basic,” said Gary, a licensed hearing instrument specialist. By Sandra Clark “You get twice the technology for half the price with Hansaton,” Gary said. So the Weavers have adopted a slogan for July: “Hear more bang for your buck.” Guess that fits in with the Fourth of July holiday as well! Everyone needs to hear fireworks, but not everyone needs the bells and whistles found on the most sophisticated hearing aids. So Gary Weaver first prepares

a patient profile. He asks whether the patient still works or is retired. He asks about hobbies and activities. He discovers how much time is devoted to telephone conversation and television. Once the profile and hearing exam are completed, Gary recommends the best, most affordable hearing aid for each patient. “Prices vary according to the technology and accoutrements. That’s why we continue to research

different equipment to find the best fit for each patient,” said Gary. He then fine-tunes the aid for each patient. “The more (of a particular brand) you use, the better you can fine-tune. That’s what we do best,” he said. Gary and Belinda function in a competitive business environment, challenged by practitioners who run big ads as “grabbers.” They might hook customers with a grabber, and then try to upsell them during the appointment. “They don’t know you and you don’t know them,” said Gary. “We don’t have to sell ourselves so we can concentrate on what we need to do for each patient. We’re more consultative.

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Meet us Tuesday, July 12, at The Chop House in Franklin Square, starting at 5 p.m. Hosted by Lynn Duncan; photos by Anne Hart

Bridget Williams, branch manager of UT Federal Credit Union (UTFCU), and David Smith, who handles business relations for UTFCU, enjoy a visit with UT journalism professor Paul Ashdown.

Dorothy Smith, owner of Smith Marketing, came to the event with Becky Duncan Massey, who is running for the 6th District state Senate seat being vacated by Jamie Woodson.

Shopper-News advertising rep Paige Davis chats with Thierry Sommer, financial professional with Thierry Sommer & Associates.

Barbara Ashdown, events coordinator for the Franklin Square Merchants Association, visits with Marcy Riley, an RN with Performance Medicine, and Mike O’Hern of Mathnasium. Betty Denison, at left, a group benefits specialist with Pre-Paid Legal Services, is joined by Lynn Duncan and Nancy Walls at this month’s Gathering at Franklin Square at The Chop House. Duncan, who is fund development director for the John J. Duncan Jr. School of Law, hosts the event, which is sponsored by the Shopper-News and the Franklin Square Merchants Association. Photos by Anne Hart

Gary and Belinda Weaver, owners of Weaver Hearing Aid Center in Franklin Square, stopped by The Gathering to visit with old friends and make new ones.

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