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New jobs Adam Parker is moving from Gibbs Elementary School where he has been principal since 2004 Parker to become principal at A.L. Lotts Elementary School. He joined Knox County Schools in 1995 as a teacher at Powell Elementary and has also been principal at Corryton Elementary and assistant principal at Beaumont Magnet Honors Academy. Susan Turner, a principal since 1999, will become elementary supervisor. Most recently at A.L. Lotts, Turner she also was principal at BrickeyMcCloud, Rocky Hill and Ball Camp Elementary schools. She joined KCS in 1980 and taught at Rocky Hill and Cedar Bluff Middle School. Parker holds a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s in curriculum and instruction from UT. Turner holds a bachelor’s in elementary education from ETSU and a master’s in administration and supervision from UT.



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Five Lions Clubs raise money for teen’s specialized glasses By Valorie Fister Until last week, West Knox 15-year-old Cody Kennedy wasn’t exactly sure how he was going to drive once he reached the legal driving age of 16. His dilemma wasn’t the same as that of other teenagers. It had nothing to do with buying a car or saving for insurance. And both of his parents were all for their son joining the ranks of other teens training and testing to obtain a driver’s license. Kennedy couldn’t see. “I guess I’d ride a bike or be walking,” he said, “or I’d be taking the bus.” Kennedy has an eye condition called ocular albinism. That’s a genetic condition that mostly affects vision. Symptoms include extreme light sensitivity, impaired sharpness and overall vision loss. The most common form of this disorder affects one in 60,000 males. Kennedy has learned to live with his vision difficulties since he was

KARM director of events Danita Lea and Dynamic Dragon Boat Racing president Penny Behling take a quick break during the dragon boat races. The Rick Cox Construction Dawn Treaders team (boat 2) pulls ahead of Team SoNo (boat 1) in the finals of the dragon boat race. Teams recently competed at The Cove at Concord Park to benefit Knox Area Rescue Ministries. Photo submitted

Dragon Boats raise money for homeless By Natalie Lester Although the number of teams participating in the dragon boat races at Concord Park decreased this year, there was an increase in funds raised for Knox Area Rescue Ministries. The recent event produced $126,000 for the organization. “It takes $179 to feed 100 people at KARM,” race organizer and Dynamic Dragon Boat Racing president Penny Behling said. “That was the goal we set for each participant,

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By Betty Bean When the Tennessee General Assembly wound up its 2011 business, a group of students and administrators at the University of Tennessee went out and painted The Rock with a special message: “Thank You, Jamie.” They were saluting Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Jamie Woodson, whose deSenate Speaker Pro Tempore parture from the state SenJamie Woodson Photo by B. Bean ate to become the president


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and each person who raised that much received an event T-shirt.” Teams find numerous ways to raise money including requesting donations, sponsoring car washes and hosting bake sales. Green Mountain Coffee’s team brought in the most money from a single team with its $10,000 contribution. “The money adds up quickly, and people who donate know exactly what their money is going toward,” Behling said.

In the water, the team from Rick Cox Construction in Roane County defeated the other 47 teams, and Behling steered the group to victory. She coached the team in the week leading up to the race. On race day, the team won an auction for Behling to be on its boat. “It was no surprise they were in the finals, because they are always very competitive and usually make it to the last race,” she said. “They really wanted to win it this year. It

was such a close race, so winning was even more of an adrenaline rush.” Despite the competition, Behling said it wasn’t about winning or losing, but making a difference in the community. “It feels so good to be able to give back,” Behling said. “On race day, people genuinely cheer each other on and it is fantastic to see how much they care about the community and each other.”

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“We’re proud that he’s going to get to drive,” said Kennedy’s mother, Michelle Calnan. Lions Club member David Crawford said the five Lions clubs that contributed to this donation include those from Karns, Knox North, West Knoxville, Inskip and Farragut. Lions clubs are well-known for their motto “We serve.” They are also widely known for efforts to prevent blindness and contribute to each of the communities in which they are found. Lions Club programs include sight conservation, hearing and speech conservation, diabetes awareness, youth outreach, international relations and more. Dr. Bruce Gilliland of the Low Vision Center in Knoxville educates Cody Kennedy on Michelle Calnan said her family the proper use of his new glasses. Five local Lion’s Clubs pooled their funds to pay didn’t know until just two weeks for the glasses. Photo by V. Fister ago that the local Lions clubs were going to completely cover the exa baby. At school, he reads large- collected from five local Lions Clubs, pense of Kennedy’s glasses. print books and has trouble seeing Cody now has his new glasses and is In addition to working more than on bright sunny days. learning how to use them to drive. two jobs, the family also worked to His eye condition also prevented “They’ve been a godsend, truly,” find funds to purchase the glasses. him from passing driver’s vision Kennedy’s stepfather, Jeremy Cal- They decided to write a two-page tests. He needed a $1,700 special- nan, said of the Lions clubs. “That letter to the Lions clubs. Their pleas ized set of glasses that his family one tool is going to allow him to for help were heard. “I thought ‘We’re way far away but simply couldn’t afford. drive, almost as if he didn’t have the But thanks to a $1,700 donation eye condition.” To page A-3

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Come on baby light my firecracker Today is July 4, and this evening you can bask in the rockets’ red glare and the bombs bursting in air in nearly any corner of the county. Around our neighborhood, this night won’t be that much different from most others. Apparently there are several factions around here who live by the proposition that all men are created equal until one blows his fingers off with an M-80. Over the past year or so, meetings of the local “Friends of Firecrackers” clubs have grown to the point that hardly a night passes without several canines and other critters falling victim to PFSD (post firecracker stress disorder). This firecracker fascination puzzled me for a long time, but I think I’ve finally stumbled on the answer. Not everyone who lives here is “from around here,” and a holiday somewhere else isn’t necessarily a holiday in the U.S. A few examples: ■ May 1: Labor Day (or “Labour” Day) in Guatemala, Haiti, Greece, Croatia and a slew of other countries ■ May 14: National Unification Day in Liberia ■ May 17: Constitution Day in Norway ■ June 4: National Flag Day in Estonia ■ Second Monday in June: Queen’s Birthday in Australia Now, for the record, I hold no grudges against natives of any of these countries. (Some of my best friends are Croatians.) And they certainly are entitled to live anywhere they want in Knox County. But I do wish they would choose a quieter way to celebrate their national holidays, perhaps a neighborhood demolition derby. Anybody seen my earplugs? Contact Larry Van Guilder at

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others suffered the effects of large hail stones that battered their houses and vehicles. Cars belonging to several friends are listed as totaled. Of course, now folks have to buy new cars and will have extended car payments. Some homeowners are still waiting for insurance adjusters to drop by to assess the damage to their roofs, siding and windows. Many report that insurance companies are “low-balling” the amounts and leaving homeowners with too much damage and too little money to fi x problems. I thought the purpose of insurance was to cover losses. Lots of people are looking to change present providers for new ones who will take care of them in times of future loss.

If the hail wasn’t bad enough, torrential rains flooded the creeks, streets and homes. On one occasion, while many of us slept away the night, more than three inches of rain inundated Knoxville and surrounding counties. Beaver Creek flooded its banks and several days later the water still hadn’t receded. Guess what? Another round of heavy showers added more H2O to the brown swirling waters in fields, yards and streets. Then the thunderstorms brought vicious winds. Meteorologists identified most of them as being “straightline winds.” However, a possible tornado did touch down close to Karns and traveled up Western Avenue as if it were going downtown. Trees

snapped and twisted and flash flooding accompanied the winds to block many roads. Homes lost power for several days as KUB crews worked around the clock to restore services. Foul weather slammed Knoxville Municipal Golf Course. No fewer than 30 trees were broken or blown out of the ground. The rain-swollen creek running through the course overflowed its banks and covered cart paths. The grounds crew put in long hours to clear the course after the first winds swept through, but when winds and downpours struck a day later, they closed the course to complete the clean up and to protect soggy greens and fairways from cart traffic. Even with parts of the course under water, diehard golfers appeared bright and early to tee off, and some were teed off when workers informed them the course was closed. The course was open and ready for business as soon as possible. I’ve wondered if global warming is responsible for these unusually strong, destructive storms. No doubt that the condition has some effect on our weather. With more and more violent weather tearing through a region that folks thought was protected by hills and mountains, one has to wonder if parts of East Tennessee are becoming new “tornado alleys.” Residents in Karns cleaned up limbs and tree trunks after the worst was over. What they know for sure is that Mother Nature is still calling the shots and the rest of us are at her mercy.

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Knoxville Municipal Golf Course took a beating from fierce winds during recent storms. Photo by Joe Rector

A rough weather ride Uncle! Isn’t that what we’re supposed to say when we give in during a battle? If so, then we in East Tennessee yell “Uncle.” Mother Nature, you win, we give. Please call off the weather hellhounds.

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A ‘full-service’ school Pond Gap teaches kids and serves families By Wendy Smith What if schools did more than educate children? What if parents, or even community members who don’t have a child at the school, could further their own education there? What if they could get the most basic resources, like a hot meal, a dental check-up or emotional support there? What would that look like? It would look like Pond Gap Elementary School. Pond Gap is currently the focus of the UniversityAssisted Community School Project (UACSP), which was spearheaded by UT College of Education, Health and Health Sciences professor Bob Kronick 13 years ago. Four other Knox County Title I schools have offered limited services to the community, but a large gift from UT alum Randy Boyd, founder of Radio Systems of Knoxville, has allowed Pond Gap to offer a full gamut of services during a three-year pilot project. No tax dollars are spent on the program. The primary beneficiaries of the project are children. Thirty students in grades one through five were chosen to participate in the project. During the school year, the students stay at the school from 3-7 p.m. In addition to extra instruction in math and reading, they participate in art, music and physical activity like a popular circus class. They also have dinner.

Volunteer of the Year Grace Christian Academy 5th grade teacher Julie Bass received Tennessee’s Volunteer of the Year award during this year’s Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant. Pictured are Julie Bass, executive director of Miss Tennessee Jane Alderson and director of the year Sherri Forrest. Photo submitted

KARNS NOTES Pond Gap Elementary students and volunteers practice a dance during the school’s summer ■The Council of West Knox County Homeowners will meet 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Peace Lutheran Church, 621 N. Cedar program. A donation from Randy Boyd, founder of Radio Systems of Knoxville, has allowed the Bluff Road. The guest speaker has not been announced. Info: school to offer a variety of services to both students and the community as a University-Assist ed Community School. Photo by Wendy Smith The school is open to parents and other members of the community during those hours. They are invited to participate in parent groups or enroll in a GED or ESL class. They can get help with taxes or writing a resume. They can even do their laundry at the school. And they can eat dinner, too. “It’s a one-stop shop. You can get it all here,� says Kronick. The idea behind the UACSP is that since children and families are already at schools, the schools are the perfect location from which to offer services. Because of his background in corrections and mental health, Kronick thinks full-service schools like Pond Gap could prevent crime, mental illness and poverty. In addition, meeting the most basic needs of families makes them more

Let freedom ring Sermon series celebrates patriotism By Natalie Lester First Baptist Church Concord pastor Doug Sager will extend today’s holiday throughout July with his “Let Freedom Ring� serDoug Sager mon series. He hopes America’s historical figures will become examples to today’s Christians. “This is an encouraging series to help people understand that the Founding Fathers were men just like we are,� he said. “They had very similar principles and beliefs. They saw the Bible as relevant in every area of their life. If we can understand their convictions, we will see where we can make a change.� Sager has divided U.S. history into segments he found applicable to his congregation. Next week, Sager will discuss “God’s Providence in the Revolutionary War.� “I will chronicle how God intervened in those eight years to bring victory to the United States,� he said. “After

the Battle of New York, America didn’t have enough men to fight each other, but God brought the fog and other factors to protect our men.� Next, he will preach on biblical principles in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. On Sunday, July 24, Sager will tackle the Fourth Amendment and cover the separation of church and state. He will conclude the series Sunday, July 30, with a challenge to his listeners. “I’ve really become convinced the church has been silent too long on several topics,� he said. “Christians must answer the call to become informed and take a stand on all issues.� The church has invited several government officials including Gov. Bill Haslam, Sen. Lamar Alexander, Sen. Bob Corker, Knox County and city of Knoxville officials to attend each week. Sager said the church will take time each Sunday to pray for those in leadership. “We are quick to criticize people involved in the political realm,� he said. “We pray for them because they are in a position of influence and power. We aren’t always going to agree on everything, but that does not mean they don’t need our prayers.�

productive citizens, he says. A University-Assisted Community School doesn’t let out for summer. Participating kids are at the school from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, and in addition to regular classes, they go on field trips. They’ve visited Ijams, gone swimming at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center and received VIP treatment at a UT baseball game. In a few weeks, 15 rising kindergartners will join the mix to get a jump-start on the academic year. The effort requires an army of volunteers, and not just from UT. According to program coordinator Mark Benson, approximately 65 students and faculty from UT volunteered in the program during the school year. But he’d like to have more. Community members are encouraged to step up

and share their talents with the students as well as their families. There are currently 30 kids on the waiting list for a spot in the program. It seems to be paying off. Two boys who were recognized as being Pond Gap’s top performers this year were program participants. Plus, every hour that kids spend in the program is an hour of attention and affection they might not get otherwise, and an hour less that they’ll spend on the streets. Kronick would like to see UT get more involved in the community, and for the community to get more involved in schools. What he and his staff learn from their experience at Pond Gap could have be applied in communities across the country. “If we don’t get behind schools, I think we’re in trouble.�

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â– Karns Republican Club will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Karns Middle School Library, 2925 Gray Hendrix Road. Guest speaker will be former county commissioner and current candidate for Knox County Law Director Bud Armstrong. Everyone is invited. Info: Lorraine, 660-3677 or Chris, 256-4866.

■A Fuel Economy and Idle Reduction Seminar will be held 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the Holiday Inn at Cedar Bluff. Info: 974-9665 or visit ■ The Karns Fairest of the Fair is Thursday, July 21, and organizers are seeking contestants ages 6-20. 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. Interested? Call Roger Kane at 405-5103.

ARTS CALENDAR ‘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 Thursday through Sunday, July 7-10. Tickets are $22. Info: or call 981-8590.

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we’ll get there someday,’ � Michelle Calnan said. “Then we heard they were paying for all of it. We said, ‘All of it?’ We fell on the floor.� After a brief introductory session with Dr. Bruce Gilliland of the Low Vision Center in Knoxville, Kennedy is now working with his new glasses to prepare for upcoming vision testing. He’ll study eye charts at home to get better accustomed to his new aids. He will test when he’s able to read a long eye chart correctly within one minute. “A minute to win it,� Jeremy Calnan said. Gilliland said he has fit many people in the Knoxville area with the same type of glasses for driving. “I wish there were more� who would agree to wear and use them, he said. Kennedy’s family is grateful the technology is available – and now is paid for – to get

him one step closer to driving. “I really thought it would be awhile,� he said. Michelle Calnan said she is surprised not only by the Lions clubs’ generosity, but by how everything worked out in her son’s favor. “That’s just amazing,� she said.

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government Mayor finds virtue in procrastinating “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well,” Mark Twain said, and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett has taken that advice to heart. Burchett has a plan to

million once intended for renovations to the Carter campus, which includes the middle school. At last word, the $5 million was hiding under an assumed identity after County Commission vetoed it as part of the schools’ FY 2011 capital improvement plan, and it did not resurface in the FY 2012 school budget. However, the county capital improvement plan for fiscal years 2012-2016 includes a line item captioned “Carter Campus Renovations/Additions” – with no money assigned to it. A note explains “the county had planned for a $5 million renovation at Carter Elementary,” but commission did not fund the project and “alternatives” are “being investigated.” We now know what the alternative is, even if the note is misleading. The school board, not the county, planned for renovations that the county – in the person of several commissioners with an assist from Burchett – derailed. That white lie of a note is consistent with the through the looking glass nature of this project since Burchett and commission concluded they were better judges of what the school system needed than the school board’s elected representatives. Ironically, the $13.9 million cost for the school is comparable to the school system’s own estimates for financing and building under conventional methods, undercutting the mayor’s contention that a little creativity could get the job done on the cheap. But let’s put the best possible spin on matters. The economy recovers, demand for land returns to something like pre-2007 levels, and the county nets enough from selling excess property to pay for the school with money left over. That would negate the opinion of one local financial guru that the plan is “smoke and mirrors.” We had enough of that under the last administration.

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build a new elementary school in Carter. His bank account falls short of his ambition, but the mayor says if we’re willing to wait all will come out right in the end as he unloads county property to raise about $11 million. I’m not nearly as concerned about the ultimate success of the mayor’s buy now and pay later plan as others might be. For example, the developer, the Devon Group, presumably knows a thing or two about real estate markets and might question the wisdom of selling property in a market where demand is lower than the birth rate of Peruvian penguins. But if people as shrewd as Bob Talbott and Raja Jubran aren’t worried that the county’s check might bounce a couple of years down the road, why should non-Carterites sweat it? Besides, many who want the school aren’t worried about the petty details. They fall into the, “Frankly, Scarlett, I don’t give a damn,” just build it camp, and believe, like Scarlett, that tomorrow is the best day to worry about your problems. Indeed, it’s fair to say the mayor’s plan rests on hope and procrastinating. Hope that the real estate market will rally well in advance of the day the bill comes due, and procrastinating until then. All this creative planning hinges on school board approval to convey the land for the school to the Industrial Development Board and agreeing to split $5


SCHOOL NOTES ■ Knox County school board will meet Wednesday, July 6, at 5 p.m. at the City County Building with a preliminary workshop at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at the Andrew Johnson Building. Agenda items include: ■ Karns Elementary School, a contract with C.M. Henley Roofing Inc. for $757,320 for roof upgrades. ■ Architect Lanny Cope will present the schematic design of the new southwest elementary school for board approval. ■ Baker Center is sponsoring civics professional development for teachers in grades 4-12. Deadline to register is Tuesday, July 12. Info:


DeFreese brings ‘red bull’ message The early departure of state Sen. Jamie Woodson from elected office will trigger an off-year election to fill the 6th District Senate seat. It will coincide with upcoming city elections, and County Commission will appoint an interim senator to serve in the meantime, as it did last year after Tim Burchett became county mayor.

Betty Bean It’s a Republican seat, and Democrats have been pretty quiet about making a run for it, except for a brief rumor flurry involving actor David Keith. On the GOP side, it looks like three women – Becky Duncan Massey, Marilyn Roddy and Victoria DeFreese – will battle it out. Massey, with her powerful family name and years of

Ron likes Ivan Peabody gives nod to Harmon for mayor

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Normally City Council candidates run their own campaigns and avoid getting involved in other council or mayoral campaigns. So it was quite a surprise to read in Georgiana Vines’ column on June 27 that Council candidate Ron Peabody, who is opposing former County Commissioner Finbarr Saunders (Seat C), said he is supporting Ivan Harmon for mayor when asked at the Harmon for Mayor Coffee at Wright’s Cafeteria promoted by the Knox GOP chair. It is hard to see how this helps Peabody, who is best known as a vocal opponent of the Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. Why would he want to alienate backers of Padgett, Rogero and Hultquist by openly sup-

porting one of the other mayoral candidates? Will Harmon return the favor by endorsing Peabody over Saunders? There is certainly no guarantee that all Harmon voters will vote for Peabody, but it does send a negative signal to the supporters of other mayoral candidates that Peabody is not in their corner. How does Peabody persuade Rogero or Padgett supporters to vote for him when he is not voting for their candidate? Many Rogero supporters would probably never vote for Peabody as he so actively opposes the Ten Year Plan which Rogero supporters generally back. In this contest, it is true that Saunders has close ties

the voters as a candidate. I am not wealthy, nor politically connected. I am a simple girl wanting to serve.” Yo w z a! DeFreese is a reporter’s dream (and probably a h a nd le r ’s DeFreese nightmare). In the comment section, she lets it be known that she’s not falling for any illusory pie-in-the-sky promises, particularly since redistricting won’t even have begun by the Sept. 27 special election primary: “I am not certain that these calls from high level GOP party members … are from well meaning friends. “I am repeatedly being sent the message that I am entering a race against well-funded and heavily supported candidates. … I

am told that I will probably lose. They say they don’t want to see me spinning my wheels. … “I have been told that no local business will back me for fear of retribution. I have been told that I will be hardpressed to receive donations over $50 ... because hardly anyone in this town will want their name on the financial records of my campaign. “I have been told that if I lose this race ... then it will hurt my success in future campaigns. I have been told that I need to differentiate my message if I have any hopes of winning. I have been told that I should hand over lists of names of those people encouraging me to run. “I have been told that I am their friend ... and they care about me. I have been told that they want to see me have success. Really?”

to Rogero, including cohosting a reception for her before he decided to run for Council. Saunders’ daughter worked for Rogero when she was a city director. However, Saunders is not openly backing Rogero in this campaign, unlike Peabody, who is in the Harmon camp.

force study discussion (it was delayed by a proposal to hold closed meetings), its first meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building. The urgency for this study vanished months ago. It is a safe bet little will happen beyond talk until the next mayor is elected. Mainstream media may ignore it. ■ KUB has settled its tree cutting lawsuit brought by Christian Seus by paying him $15,000 for damage to his property. Meanwhile, Pat Serio, who lives on West Ridge Road in West Hills, has sent a long letter to KUB’s Mintha Roach complaining vigorously about KUB sending a sheriff’s deputy to her home to observe tree cutting which she opposed. She got a form letter back from Roach. Serio, who had never violated the law, was upset by KUB hiring a sheriff’s deputy to watch her. KUB should explain the circumstances under which they hire a deputy to go to private property.

Notes ■ The Airport Authority recently elected attorney Howard Vogel as chair to succeed Kirk Huddleston, but just barely, as there was hardly a quorum present. The Airport Authority has had major trouble recently getting five of its nine members to attend meetings with several members regularly absent. Vogel has his work cut out for him to get those absentee members to start attending. Council, which must confirm all airport nominees, should ask persons being reappointed about their attendance record to whatever board they are being named to by the mayor. ■ Six months after the city started the pension task

Ballard’s office ‘assessed’ by state Assessor ‘assesses’ employees By Larry Van Guilder Property Assessor Phil Ballard says a change in his funding and budget reporting that involved reducing hours for a number of the lowest paid employees in his office is about Phil Ballard “transparency.” While the expense details for the department are more transparent, the changes are more compulsory than voluntary.


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both. Weaver was a high ranking state employee for 37 years, and Lewis handled state appeals for 23 years. Both hold multiple professional certifications. Ballard cites a human resources salary survey which “rated” Weaver at a $99,000 salary. He says both men could earn more working outside Knox County. The property assessor says he inherited an office in disarray, that budget records were virtually nonexistent. Now, the nine employees who’ve lost 20 percent of their pay can at least take comfort in knowing they’ve been elevated to a transparent budget line item.

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Woodson, 39, likes to say she was born in L.A. – “Lower Alabama.” Her father, Jim Roberts, was a State Farm agent who taught her about setting goals. He died in October 1998, two weeks before she was elected to the House. Her mother, GaNelle Roberts, is a steel magnolia who owns a successful real estate business and has been an indispensable cog in Woodson’s campaign machine from the beginning. But neither her parents nor her two sisters – Mary Ann and Susan – were ever particularly political, says Woodson, who spent her junior year in high school in Washington, D.C., working for Sen. Bob Dole as a Senate page and attending classes in the attic of the Library of Congress. “It was a pretty great place to spend 5:30 to 7:30 in the morning everyday,” she said. “We would actually suspend math class every morning during that magic moment when the sun comes up and turns the dome of the Capitol rainbow-colored. We would watch the sun rise over the capitol.” “That’s when the bug bit her,” GaNelle Roberts said. “She could see what great things could be done in public service.” Roberts has an alternate theory, too: “Jamie is the one that got dropped on her head as a baby.” Woodson says she was different from the rest of the Roberts clan in another way, as well. She became “the orange sheep” in a family of Crimson Tide fans when she graduated from Germantown High School and came to Knox-

ville to attend the University of Tennessee. She was active in student government, was a College Scholar and in the political science honors program. She was named a Torchbearer (the highest honor UT can bestow on a new graduate) in 1994, got her law degree in 1997 and was elected to the state House in 1998. Her mother has a word of caution about sending sons and daughters to Knoxville to go to school: “Sending your children off to UT is like sending them off to the Moonies. They never turn loose of them.” In 2002, Woodson survived a brutal redistricting that stretched her West Knoxville district (the 17th), out to White Pine in Jefferson County and down to Rocky Hill via a narrow strip of south Knox County. The inside word was that Woodson’s senior, all-male colleagues were uneasy with her growing clout and wanted to stifle any future plans she might have. It didn’t work. She defeated a popular Jefferson County high school football coach and was easily re-elected. GaNelle Roberts worked the polls in Strawberry Plains, where she was so popular with her daughter’s constituents that they brought her jugs of spring water and bags of fresh produce from their gardens. “Those are absolutely the most wonderful people in the world,” Roberts said. Two years later, when Senate Republican Leader Ben Atchley retired from office, she sailed through what pundits had predicted would be a difficult race

Then Sen. Tim Burchett with his wife, Allison, encounter GaNelle Roberts and Sen. Jamie Woodson. All were eating breakfast at Long’s. File photo by an 80-20 margin, leaving much of the Republican establishment wondering what happened. Her mother wasn’t a bit surprised. “The thing people don’t know about Jamie is this: Don’t make Jamie mad. You do that, and she’s going to let you-know-what freeze over before she’ll give up. She is a bulldog. She has an unbelievable drive, unfailing and neverending. There’s no quit to her. You better shoot her, because redistricting is not going to get it.” Republicans were in the minority when Woodson got to the House, where she was named to the education and policy committees. She worked well with the Democrats and won a reputation as a smart, diligent and reasonable legislator. Six years later, she

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moved on to the Senate, where Speaker John Wilder, a venerable Democrat who held onto power by forging a bipartisan coalition, named her chair of the Education Committee. Two years later she was reappointed by Wilder’s Republican replacement, Ron Ramsey. In 2008 she became speaker pro tem. “It’s such a tremendous opportunity when you get to take your passion and have a leadership opportunity in that,” she says of her time on the education committee. “We had senior members who really were experts in a lot of different areas. Sen. Randy McNally, the former chair, moved over to the finance committee and we worked very closely together to do some bold reforms in Tennessee public education, including the corporate structure of the Hope Scholarship

program, workforce grants and redesigning the funding formula for K-12 education, the BEP 2.0.” Woodson worked closely with governors Phil Bredesen and Bill Haslam on education reform and was appointed to serve on SCORE’s steering committee in 2009. Early this year, SCORE’s executive committee started a national search for a CEO, and the pieces fell into place. McNally says he hates to see her leave the Sen-

ate, but knows she is well suited to lead SCORE. “She was who the legislature really relied on for education policy. She was a very strong voice of moderation and a calming influence on the body. A lot of times we operate on the herd instinct – the herd will charge off in one direction until something spooks it and heads it off a different way. She was a consensus builder and one of the quickest studies I’ve ever run into down there. It’s just been a pleasure working with her over the years.” GaNelle Roberts isn’t torn at all. “As a mother, I’m glad she’s out of the political arena. People think just because you’re in public office that it’s open season on you. That first run for the Senate was a nightmare, and mamas never forget. “Now she’s on a different course and she’s not going to do anything but be great for the people of Tennessee. To have her in a position where she can impact something as important as educating Tennessee’s students makes me immensely proud. How many people can say they have a daughter who is going to be a part of something that will change people’s lives for the better?”

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How the Dobro came to country music PULL UP A CHAIR … | Jake Mabe

George E. “Speedy” and Freda Krise. Speedy, a pioneering Dobro player who once played in Knoxville at WNOX, passed away June 9 at age 89.

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ext time you hear a Dobro playing in the background of a country or bluegrass recording, say a quick thanks to George E. “Speedy” Krise Jr. Speedy passed away on June 9 at age 89 in Portsmouth, Va. His sister-inlaw, Mary Turner, who lives in the Gibbs community, brought a bunch of magazine articles and photos about Speedy by the Shopper office last week. You’re not going to believe this story. Speedy is recognized as the first musician/songwriter to play a Dobro on a commercial bluegrass/country recording. He did so during a recording session roughly 60 years ago for Capitol Records with Knoxville native Carl Butler. The session included several of Speedy’s own compositions, including “Heartbreak Express” and “Plastic Heart,” which helped launch Butler’s career. (Butler’s biggest hit, “Don’t Let Me Cross Over,” was recorded a few years later with his wife, Pearl.) “Back then, there were only about eight Dobro

players recording anywhere,” Speedy told Phyllis Speidell of the VirginianPilot newspaper in 2006. “Now there’s one behind every tree – and they’re all good.” Speedy also told Speidell during the interview that a Dobro isn’t a type of guitar (it’s actually called a resonator guitar), but a brand name for the guitar first made by the Dopyera brothers during the Hawaiian music fad of the 1920s. Speedy said he first borrowed a Dobro from a boy who was courting his sister back in their West Virginia home when he was 15 years old, using the instrument to accentuate the mountain music he’d been singing his whole life. He later used it on the Carl Butler sessions and the rest is history. After he graduated from high school, Speedy began working at WJLS radio in Beckley, W.Va., and formed his own band, the Blue Ribbon Boys. Speedy said that they earned $40 in a good week. Most of the musicians also worked a day job. They traveled to gigs in a DeSoto. While at WJLS, he met

country singers Molly O’Day, Roy Acuff and Little Jimmy Dickens. Dickens and Speedy were eating a chicken dinner together in the Krise home on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941 – the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. After being discharged from the Air Force following World War II, Speedy worked briefly as a telegraph operator until he and his bride, Freda, moved to Knoxville when Molly O’Day invited him to come to WNOX radio. “They lived off Black Oak Drive in Norwood,” Mary Turner says. Speedy played on the popular radio shows “The Tennessee Barn Dance” and the “Mid-Day MerryGo-Round” along with country stars including O’Day, Union County natives Carl Smith and Roy Acuff, the Carter Family, Mac Wiseman, and future “Hee Haw” star Archie Campbell, who later lived in Powell. Speedy and Archie were working in Tampa one year when they heard a young singer from Memphis rehearsing be-

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eware of Vanderbilt. The Commodores are making waves. Baseball was in the World Series. Basketball is looking down on the Vols, smirking about forthcoming probation. New football coach is selling bowl bubbles and rounding up commitments from state stars. Disconcerting? Dangerous? How can this be without an athletic director and a massive budget? Football recruits may waver from summer pledges. If they are smart enough to attend Vanderbilt, or even Peabody, they may be smart enough to compare facilities and coaching backgrounds and identify greater chances of success at other SEC schools. It is possible that other SEC schools are not falling

all over themselves seeking commitments from Tennessee prep stars. The University of Tennessee is facing severe scholarship limitations because of front-loading, not because of NCAA penalties. One prep prize recited what he was told, that facilities don’t matter all that much, that people and academics do. If facilities are overrated, UT is spending freely for small rewards. Adjusting requirements for the magnificent training facility, as coaches came and went, didn’t double the price but it caused conservatives to flinch. Can you believe $250,000 to rehab a practice field? How bad were the flaws in the original construction? *** Social news you may have

missed: Adam Dicus, personal assistant to Derek Dooley, was a groomsman in the recent wedding of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. How about that, sports fans! *** This is a Scotty Hopson memorial paragraph: We loved you most of the time and we are sorry you didn’t go where friends and financial guides said you would in the NBA draft. This is a Scotty Hopson coaching tip: Stop by the library, ask for the map book and consider locations of European countries that have basketball leagues. Tyler Smith has several contacts in Turkey. *** Tennessee will feature seven players on football schedule cards. Seniors

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fore a show and wondered whether he’d make it. The young man’s name was Elvis Presley. Acuff recorded Speedy’s song “Plastic Heart” and Smith made his recording debut with Speedy’s “No Trespassing.” By 1956, as radio’s popularity was giving way to television, Speedy quit the music business and took a sales job with the Cook Coffee Company in Akron, Ohio. Speedy spent the last years of his life living qui-

etly in Portsmouth with Freda. He would play festivals and such from time to time but told Speidell he was happy to leave the music business behind. “I’d liked to have stayed with it, but it was hard to travel that much with four little ones at home and barely making a living.” Perhaps the greatest honor came when two folklife historians interviewed Speedy for a 24-minute documentary recorded by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Con-

Tauren Poole and Malik Jackson will get the most exposure. There is concern about too much publicity for certain sophomores who figure to play prominent roles (quarterback, receivers, etc.) Dooley, a man devoted to details, is the only person who would think a photo on schedule cards generates pressure. *** Sad and absolutely amazing that Phillip Fulmer remains a lightning rod. Mentioning his name as a possible athletic director led directly to complaints about the monthly $125,000 welfare check. What happened next was certain passionate fans erupted, charging the former coach with everything possibly related to the downhill slide, from recruiting negligence to hiring Dave Clawson to indifferent weight control. It wasn’t all Fulmer’s fault that agent Jimmy Sexton was able to negotiate a $6 million protection plan for his client. Former athletic director Mike Hamilton, another Sexton client, signed the contract. Somebody higher

than Hamilton, probably not a Sexton client, said OK. I suppose trustees could have stopped the stamp, stamp, stamping and called it excessive. They didn’t. Here’s the part critics conveniently forget: Fulmer did a lot of things right in his two-thirds of a lifetime relationship with the University of Tennessee. He was a good player, a senior leader. He showed potential as a student coach. He was outstanding as line coach and recruiter. He was borderline excellent as offensive coordinator. He was 152-52 as head coach. I feel certain his record would be at least one game better if he hadn’t been fired during Wyoming week. Ironic that it was homecoming. Yes, that bothers me. Fulmer did not lead the school into NCAA prison. He may have granted too many second chances but some delinquents became responsible citizens. Indeed, Fulmer was loyal to a fault. There is no need for a standing ovation but he doesn’t deserve the rip job. He is what he is, a winner, decent, smart, a Tennessee

gress. The film debuted at the library’s Mary Pickford Theater in November 1995. Speedy is survived by his wife of 67 years, Freda Mae Pettry Krise; four children, one sister, 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one g re at-g re at-g ra ndch i ld, many family and friends, and a lifetime of musical memories. He is buried at Restwood Memorial Park in his hometown of Hinton, W.Va. Call Jake Mabe at 922-4136 or email Visit him online at, on Facebook or at

man, a Vol for life. The school is paying more for administrative mistakes than coaching errors. *** Jimmy Hyams, multimedia personality, will be inducted into the Tennessee sportswriters’ hall of fame on July 14 at Cumberland University in downtown Lebanon. Jimmy was previously honored several times by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association as Tennessee sportswriter of the year and sportscaster of the year. I am of the educated opinion that he is the only person ever to win both print and broadcast awards. At the tender age of 16, Jimmy was sports editor of The Natchitoches Times. He worked his way up to several other Louisiana newspapers, the News Sentinel and the Shopper-News. He switched his emphasis to radio in 1998 and is currently sports director for The Sports Animal in Knoxville. His talk show is No. 1 in the state. Marvin West invites reader response. His address is



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‘big orange’ flowers NATURE NOTES | Dr. Bob Collier


eyland Stadium in September has nothing on my back field in June. One of the showiest weeds (milkweeds, that is) of the season is in full bloom. Butterfly weed, Asclepias tuberosa, to those inclined to use proper Latin names for their flowers, is one of more than a dozen species of milkweed found in Tennessee. Unlike the rest of them, it doesn’t have the sticky white sap that gives the whole family their name. It is also the only one that is orange, and really big orange; most of them are white. Butterfly weed produces big heads of orange to deep orange-red flowers. Later in the season, typical milkweed seed pods burst open to release a batch of small, dark seeds carried away on the wind by parachutes of fluffy white down. But their flashy appearance is only part of the story. Unseen is the brew of toxic chemicals, called alkaloids and cardenolides, which the milkweeds produce in their tissues. The plants are toxic to animals and can cause illness or even death in range animals, though that seldom happens because the chemicals are also bitter and distasteful. As is often the case with plants that have a reputation as folk remedies, these toxins in smaller doses have led to the use of milkweeds in a number of human ailments. The Latin name for the genus comes from Asclepius, the Greek god of healing, and alludes to the milkweeds’ supposed healing qualities. And, as is also frequently the case with folk remedy plants, it has been used for a whole list of ills from a variety of causes. In fact, another folk name for butterfly weed is “pleurisy root.� Native Americans and early

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CROSS CURRENTS | Lynn Hutton When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you care for them? (Psalm 8: 3-4 NRSV) Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity. (Albert Einstein) bought a note card the other day to send to a friend.

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European settlers apparently used it for the treatment of pleurisy, a painful inflammation of the lining around the lungs, as well as for fevers, heart trouble and diarrhea. Incidentally, its tough stem fibers were tough enough to be plaited into material for belts and bowstrings. But in spite of its historical interests, today the butterfly weed stands out as a favorite for the gardening, wildflower, butterfly, and general bug and beetle enthusiasts among us. All those toxins that are poisonous to farm animals and could be to humans are like just so much

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salad dressing to the literally hundreds of insect species that visit milkweed plants, eating their leaves and drinking their nectar. Some of them even keep the toxins in their own tissues after they feed on the milkweeds and use them as chemical defense mechanisms. The most famous of these is the Monarch butterfly. They lay their eggs on milkweed plants, and when they hatch, the caterpillars spend their entire lives feeding on milkweed leaves. When they become adult butterflies, their bright orange and black markings serve notice to predators that those tox-

another card with the above quote from Albert Einstein. The back of the card says “Albert Einstein (18791955), German-American physicist, was the most influential theoretical scientist of the 20th century,� a statement which is pretty nearly inarguable. I have read its simple message many times over several days. I have considered framing it, but if I did, I would probably stop seeing it at all, after a while. It would become just a part of the scenery. I may leave it on the end table beside my couch where I will see it every day, because I have to move it to get to something else. Because what is so endearing about it (for me, at least) is his implied

ins have made the Monarchs very bad to eat. One classic and well-photographed experiment graphically demonstrates this. Scientists offer a Monarch butterfly to a young blue jay who is raised in the lab and has never seen a Monarch. It jumps right on it, like a high-school football player on a 20-ounce cheeseburger. But it’s a bad choice! Photos show the poor novice blue jay looking bad, then throwing up repeatedly. From then on, when offered a Monarch, the bird won’t touch it. It’s a great defense mechanism, unless you happen to be some bird’s first Monarch. But your sacrifice saves countless dozens of your fellow butterflies down the line. Lots of other insects besides Monarch butterflies visit butterfly weed to sip the nectar from the hundreds of little flowers. A quick

belief that it is possible to get past the clutter to simplicity. Einstein was a genius, and there is the stereotype that geniuses live amid clutter – the absent-minded professor syndrome. I make no claim to genius, but clutter is something I understand all too well. But I suspect that in this quote, at least, the great scientist was not talking about the state of my desk. I think he was talking about the physical world: the heavens, the stars, the galaxies, the farthest reaches of the universe, known and unknown. I believe he was stating his conclusion that within what appears to be the randomness and the infinite complexity of the universe

survey between rain showers on a recent Sunday afternoon showed that the “most numerous� award went to the honeybees. There were countless other small native bees, flies and wasps. I found a half-dozen types of butterflies, including Eastern tailed-blues, Juniper hairstreaks, pearly crescents, and common buckeye, and a very colorful, neat little moth called the Ailanthus webworm moth. And there were several bright red-and-black beetles, called Large Milkweed Beetles, that spend their lives on milkweeds. They are full of bitter toxins, and their bright colors also warn predators that tasting them is a bad plan. Earlier on, I had seen a number of Monarch butterflies cruising around the plants, likely looking for a good spot to lay some eggs. And I have found one fullgrown Monarch caterpillar this year and will be hoping for more. A number of the visitors to the butterfly weeds are beneficial ones, besides the honeybees. A considerable number of folks these days avoid spraying by releasing storebought ladybug larvae to gobble up their sap-sucking aphids. Well, it turns out that various species of small beetles that are attracted to the butterfly weeds because of the tasty nectar will hop over to nearby garden plants and get their daily protein allotment from aphids, hundreds of them, on your garden plants. And there are several species of parasitic wasps that lay their eggs on, or in, caterpillars, so that the larvae eat the caterpillar when they hatch. It’s a little gruesome, but very effective. One of their favorite targets? Those huge tomato hornworms that like to defoliate your prize tomato plants. Those of us who like our vegetables with a few less toxic insecticides really appreciate the natural help our gardens get from friends like that. So, hooray for my butterfly weeds – lots of showy flowers, many interesting critters and good for the other plants around them. And, they are just about as orange as you can get. I’d really be suspicious of anybody in these parts who didn’t like that combination, at least the color scheme.

is a harmony and a simplicity that we have not yet understood. One of the terms that scientists use for that apparent harmony is “elegance.� We live in an “elegant� universe, a creation that is systematic, that is harmonious. I heard an interview with a physicist some months ago, in which he was asked whether he subscribed to the “string theory� or the “particle theory� of matter. His reply? “Well, what we find is that if you ask a string question you get a string answer. And if you ask a particle question, you get a particle answer.� That could be construed as a total non-answer, but it also might mean simply that you find what you are

looking for. It says, to this listener, at least, that the world is complex and subject to interpretation. But most of all, I think it means that the God who flung it all into space is infinitely creative, divinely imaginative, and deliberately difficult to categorize, limit, or pigeon-hole. My favorite phrase from the Affirmation of Faith from the Church of Canada is this: “We believe in God, who has created and is creating.� Another statement from Einstein offers the option of worshipping this fabulous God: “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.� Amen, and amen.

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STAFF WRITER Roll up your sleeves and get ready to start your spring cleaning early this year. The Treasure Hunters Roadshow opens tomorrow in Knoxville and is looking for anything old. Remember those musical instruments you played with as a kid? You know, the ones that have been stored away in the attic for the past 30 years. Well it’s time to dig ‘em out, along with any other forgotten treasures. You might be sitting on a small fortune and not even know it. Roadshow representative, Archie Davis, explains what the event is all about. “It’s a chance to sell just about anything that’s old, and get a fair price. We host over 3,000 shows every year throughout the U.S. and Canada. Gold and silver, timepieces, war memorabilia, jewelry, fine art, coins and just about anything valuable can be sold at the Roadshow. This event is popular because it puts money in people’s pockets. At a typical show, we will see hundreds of people during the five day event. We will see a few unusual items, but mostly we will see a lot of old coins, gold jewelry, and a wide variety of musical instruments and paintings.� Last week at a show in Missouri, a retired dentist

“It’s a modern day goldrush as precious metal prices soar due to the unstable economy—it’s a seller’s market� says Archie Davis, Roadshow Representative.

walked in with over 5 lbs. of dental gold fillings. “I would say that is pretty unusual, wouldn’t you say?� commented Davis. The gentleman received over $31,243 for his gold fillings. He told Davis that over the years he would keep the extracted teeth when the owners didn’t want them. He would throw them in ajar and over the years it added up to over 5 lbs. of gold. Now, not everyone has a jar of gold teeth lying around, but according to Davis, more than you might think have some sort of gold they can cash in. Davis says, “The Roadshow receives a fair amount of gold each day of the event.� Broken jewelry, gold coins and dental gold are all valuable items with today’s high gold prices. Archie Davis commented, “Other top categories at the Roadshow

WHAT WE BUY COINS Any and all coins made before 1965: silver and gold coins, dollars, half dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. All conditions wanted! GOLD & SILVER PRICES AT 40 YEAR HIGH for platinum, gold and silver during this event. Broken jewelry, dental gold, old coins, pocket watches, Krugerrands, gold bars, Canadian Maple Leafs, etc. JEWELRY Gold, silver, platinum, diamonds, rubies, sapphires, all types of stones and metals, rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. (including broken jewelry) Early costume jewelry wanted.

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would have to be silver dollars and other coins, pocket watches and my personal favorite, old military items.� Davis told me a story about a visitor at a recent Roadshow in Iowa. “This elderly gentleman walked into the show and asked if we were interested in old war memorabilia. He explained that he had kept all of the uniforms, medals, flags and swords that he had collected during his service in WWII and that they were outside in his pickup. I walked outside, and to my surprise his pickup was full of the coolest militaria I had ever seen: beautiful swords and daggers, battle flags, patches and medals, uniforms, he had it all. We spent the next 3 hours going through his collection, and at the end of that day, he ended up walking away with over $8,000 for his old war memorabilia. His last comment to me was, ‘Well, I hope someone else can enjoy these things now.’� Whether you have 5 lbs. of gold or a single gold tooth, a pickup full of old military items or a single sword, you should ta vi visit the Roadshow this week. It’s free, it’s fun and it could put some money in your fu p pocket, maybe a lot of money!

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Visiting the Post Office


How could we ignore that tie? City Judge John Rosson (at left) stops at the passport counter of the Weisgarber Post Office and takes a break to talk with the Shopper interns. Photo by Jenna Kalmon

People are replaced by machines at the “automated postal center.” But hey, there’s absolutely no line. Photo by Madeline Lonas

Stamps, stamps, stamps! Ron Seaman is a man who “loves his job,” said intern Max McCoig. A stamp collector and training technician for the post office, Seaman showed interns the different types of stamps available, from cartoons to historical individuals. Ron said the breast cancer stamp has raised $71 million toward cancer research. Pretty impressive. Ron’s money quote: “When you sleep, toes pointed to the ceiling, that’s when they are working here.” Intern Owen Sanders was so impressed he asked for a copy of Ron’s book, tucked it under his arm and went home, perhaps to become a stamp collector himself.

James Shaffer, plant manager at the Weisgarber Post Office, talks briefly with the interns. We were scheduled to walk through the plant, one of the first tours since 9/11, but “someone” forgot to tell the interns to wear hard-toed shoes. We won’t name names. Shaffer said his team processes 3 million letters per day, basically from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The interns go to jail

Photo by Jenna Kalmon

By Madeline Lonas Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. The interns of Shopper-News went straight to jail on June 27. We never even got to see a judge. We remained silent while Officer Debbie Carter read us our (lack of) rights. She led us down the long hallways to where the inmates were being kept – not to be put in a cell, but to tour the facility. The Knox County Detention Center was built in 1994, and doesn’t look like what you would expect a jail to be. The walls are painted and there are no rusty bars. It’s bright and cheerful with colorful, waxed tiles on the floors. When criminals go to jail they must undress and are given underwear and an uniform. For shoes they wear neon orange Crocs. People who have gone to jail always say that the food is just plain out horrible. To me, getting two hot meals a day, a box lunch and the choice of

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KCSO officers Debbie Carter and Bobbie Burnett led the interns on tour of the Knox County Detention Center, which houses almost 1,000 inmates. Photo by Jenna Kalmon lemonade, milk or water with the meal sounds better than my school lunches. While food might sound good, the bedtime, 9:45 to 10 p.m., might be a little too early for my age group. Of course, we don’t have to get up at 4 a.m. to go to work. Inmates get at least an hour of free time which can be used to take a shower, work in the garden, read a book and even watch HGTV or the Discovery Channel.

If they behave themselves they earn privileges. I’m not talking about having a cell phone, a computer or a TV. They can do things from work in the garden, take care of the goats or donkeys, or cut the grass. I thought that was chore, not a privilege. Overall this was a good experience, and it taught me that I never ever want to go to jail because it really is such a scary place to be.

They are placed in housing, in more than two years, usually with an opportunity said Burnett, and some This facility houses up to make bond. even have to work two to 956 inmates with minijobs, these are dedicated mum, medium and maxi- ■ Privileges officers who are trying mum security pods. There hard to make a difference Inmates can make are cameras everywhere, in these lives. making the campus more phone calls. They may have We saw officers talk to secure. We never knew only two 30-minute visits a the inmates like they were week. There is an opportuwhen to smile, even when good friends, asking how nity to obtain a GED as well one of the officers made a joke. We didn’t get the joke as other programs such as their day was and what’s until they said, “you can anger management and a going on. program to learn life skills. “I am here to help peolaugh at that.” “There are inmates that ple, to put them on the right want to do better, but for track,” Burnett said. ■ The process After a head count of our Before a person is some this is all they know,” said Offi cer Burnett. interns (they all made it out, booked, he or she is evaluin case you were wonderated by a medical team. ing), we headed to our next They are patted down and ■ Why work here? Even though most offi- stop. given an ID, and then they are processed and booked. cers have not seen a raise – Tia Kalmon ■

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Laura Watson, dean of Business, Law and Public Affairs at Hardin Valley Academy, greets intern coordinator Tia Kalmon at the Weisgarber Post Office. Tia got her start in journalism in Watson’s program and now is a sophomore at UTChattanooga, majoring in communications. Photo by Jenna Kalmon

Hardin Valley Academy to host baseball tryouts The 2011 Hardin Valley Academy Elite Instructional Baseball Camp for rising 6th to 9th graders will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 18-21. Info: coach Kirk Renegar at HVA will host tryouts for Hardin Valley Middle School baseball for rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders zoned for Hardin Valley Middle School beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the baseball field at Hardin Valley Academy. Info: Kent Matthews at or 603-5368.

Leo Coppock-Seal is final intern Leo Coppock-Seal, 15, joined the Shopper-News interns after missing the first week for a family vacation. He’s a rising sophomore at the new STEM Academy. Leo’s favorite color is blue and his hobbies include hanging with friends and Xbox. He’s aiming for medical school upon graduation from college and joined the intern program “because it sounded like an interesting experience.”


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Hearing the ‘money quote’ Interns were instructed to listen for the “money quote,” a witty or succinct statement from a source that could be used as a story lead or “pull quote.” Here are some responses: Madeline Lonas asked James Shaffer, “Who is Barney?” With a chuckle he replied, “We have a lot of nicknames and acronyms here and Barney is one of our sorting machines that is painted purple.” Max McCoig liked Officer Burnett’s quote when asked if correction officers get scared. “We have each other’s backs,” she said. Jacob Mullins heard this advice from one of the officers: “It takes a short time to get into trouble, but

a long time to get out.” Leo Coppock-Seal noted: In normal security there are 72 inmates to one officer, but in maximum security it is 5-to-1. He loved this quote: “First we ask them, then we tell them, then we make them.” Dalton Mullins was amazed that the Weisgarber Post Office handles more than 18 million letters each week. Elizabeth Longmire said, “Everywhere we went (in the detention facility) there were cameras, and all the tapings are kept for at least a year. ... They had both men and women, but they were kept in separate pods.” Caroline Longmire said for some, prison “can

be more like a normal, but limited, life.” She was struck by the inmates working up to privileges such as lawn mowing and gardening. But she also heard one officer say, “They call them trustees, but I don’t trust any of them.” Another intern asked why the inmates wore bright orange Crocs. It’s a 2-in-1 shoe, said the officer. Previously, the Sheriff’s Office had to provide both tennis shoes and sandals for showering. Now inmates wear the Crocs everywhere. Probably doesn’t help them get away, either! Money quote from Officer Carter: “The inmates do the housekeeping. This is not the Marriott.”



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By Greg Householder Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is without a doubt one of the most sinister diseases there is. Little is known of its cause and there is no cure. But one thing is for certain – it is a killer. No one survives it. Shirley Knight of Powell probably knows more about ALS than most health care providers. She should. She was a nurse for 45 years, and in 2003 and 2004 she helped her husband, Bill, make that Grace Covenant Baptist Church honored its senior memagonizing journey from dibers recently with a special worship service and luncheon. agnosis to death. Pictured are church pastor Dr. Alan Smith with the oldest Knight has told her stomember of the congregation, Edna Smith. Photo submitted ry in a book, “A Journey Through Fire – ALS – Memp.m. each Thursday at the oir of a Caregiver.� Sonic restaurant in Karns. Info: In her book she tells her story from diagnosis through ■Stevens Mortuary the painful reality of a dis(524-0331): Youth ease that only gets worse and Fred George “Speedy� Maples gradually takes the strength ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak ■ Click Funeral Home Ridge Highway, has a number and energy of the strongest (675-8765): of summer events scheduled of men or women and always Brenda Dunagan Hensley for the youth. There will be ends tragically. Thomas Ryon Rayford Bible study, fun days, road trips, She also tells of her faith in community service days and God and the added adversity more. Info: 690-1060 or visit of battling a return of breast cancer herself while tending ■ Beaver Ridge UMC, 7753 Oak Fundraisers Ridge Highway,has open gym to her ailing husband. and sales Her story is one of friendfor middle and high school students 7-9 p.m. every Thurs- ships, from Bill’s childhood ■ Beaver Ridge UMC will day. Everyone is invited. No friend, the Rev. John Holreceive 10 percent of the sign-ups or fees. total purchases made 5-8 land, the longtime pastor

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at Salem Baptist Church in Halls, and other friends, neighbors and church family who helped them during their illnesses. She tells of a trip out west during Bill’s illness. Bill was a retired Knoxville Fire Department firefighter and in August 2003, seven months after his diagnosis, three of his firefighter friends – Bill Warwick, Buster Watson and Jim Woody – took Bill on the trip of a lifetime to visit 16 states. The book is self-published and was released in June. For Knight, the idea for a book came when she began researching ALS shortly after Bill’s diagnosis. In her long nursing career, she could recall treating only one ALS patient. The disease, though rare, is confusing even to those with medical training. “I wondered how anyone without a medical background could cope with it,� she says. She was diagnosed with breast cancer the first time in 2000. During the time following surgery, chemotherapy and other treatments, she began to keep a journal. When Bill was di-

agnosed she picked up her journal again. The book is compelling reading. With her nursing background, Knight provides a unique insight into a disease that is little understood. She tells of the frustration of dealing with health care providers who have little knowledge of ALS and its gradual destruction of its victims’ bodies. As Bill neared the end, breathing became difficult. Knight writes of her exasperation in dealing with insurance companies and the red tape of Social Security. She also writes of her faith. “I wrote it as a testament to God’s promise. He will provide everything we need,� she says. Knight also wanted to help others who found themselves caring for an ALS patient. “I wanted to help somebody understand that disease and the tragedy it causes,� she says. Throughout the book are pages of biblical scriptures and inspirational poetry. But the book is also about survival. In later chapters,

Knight writes of doing things she had never done before her husband’s death, such as mowing the lawn. She writes: “This journey has taught me many things. I have learned that life, with all its uncertainties, somehow manages to go on; that strength and courage exist for our trials beyond what we believe to be humanly possible. It has taught me that God is faithful. Even in His silence, He showers us with blessings. Time does not heal all wounds, as some people often say; and any reason or justification that anyone could give us to explain terrible tragedy, we are not capable of understanding.� Knight credits her sister, Kathleen Enuton, with helping her edit her story – and her niece, Cynthia Enuton, with doing the publishing work. “A Journey Through Fire� is available through Knight’s blog at http:// www.ajourneythroughfi re. It is also available through Amazon. com as an e-book for Kindle or a paperback and through Barnes and Noble as a Nook book.

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Flex team runner up in Charlotte The AYSO Region 124 U10 girls flex team competed in the Section 5 games in Charlotte in early June. The team was the runner up in their age division. Team members are: (front) Taylor Dawson; (middle row) Rachel Barrick, Bailey Taylor, Joy Carrigan, Brooke Jackson, Savannah Bresler, Eva Toler; (back) coach Eddie Guzman, Cassi Worsham, Ashlyn Miller, Kayla Guzman, coach Logan Jackson and coach David Dawson.

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High-tech kid I must confess, I’m guilty of a little eye-rolling when elder family members call with technology problems. Once we get past the “Is it plugged in?� and “Have you turned it off and on again?� stage, I’d rather just sit down with the machine myself than explain stuff over the phone. It’s a generation gap thing, one that I naively thought wouldn’t exist between Daniel and me. I’m tech-savvy, I thought. I’ll keep up with this stuff. There will be no eye-rolling or heavy sighs in this relationship. Well, I’m wrong. As all you parents probably know by now, touch screens are the Velcro of toddler computing, and they’re everywhere. No longer do our kids have to point and click or type to use technology. Touch screens are everywhere. Tablet computers like the iPad, my Nook e-reader, my husband’s Android phone, heck, even

SPORTS NOTES â– Baseball tournament, tee ball to 14U, Friday through Saturday, July 8-10 at Halls Community Park. Info: 992-5504 or email â–  Larry Simcox-Diamond Baseball Summer Camp, ages 6-11, 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday, July 18-20. Info: Larry, 567-9082 or www.

REUNIONS ■Gibbs High Class of 1961 will hold its 50th reunion 6 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Beaver Brook Country Club. Info: Doris Donahue Henderlight, 992-9888, or Gail Foster Pope, 573-6072. ■ A Telephone Operator Reunion will be held noon Saturday, July 23, at C.W.A. Union Hall. Admission is $15. Send payment to Sharon Courtney, 1905 Woodrow Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. Info: 688-7703. ■ Powell High School Class of 1971 will have its 40th class reunion 6 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30. The theme will be “senior� prom, with food, music, prizes and a laser/light show. Admission is $60. Info: Kathy, 805-4446. ■ Wilkerson family reunion will be held noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2, at Big Ridge State Park. Bring a covered dish. ■ Standard Knitting Mills will hold its annual reunion 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the O’Connor Senior Center. All previous employees are welcome to attend. ■ USS Albany Association will hold its 22nd annual reunion Sunday through Friday, Oct. 9-14, at the Glenstone Lodge in Gatlinburg. The association is currently looking for shipmates who served on one of the USS Albany ships (CA123, CG10, SSN753). Info: Dick Desrochers, 603-594-9798, or

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a screaming kid or without $500. Your pick. Daniel plays Angry Birds, asks for it by name. He surprised us the other night by un-pausing “Cars� on our laptop using the touchpad. He did it swiftly and perfectly, something we’d never taught him. Touch screens and motion-sensing technology like the Xbox Kinect are so intu-

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Those on the go need more H20 How much water should you drink? Experts say it depends on several factors, including the climate you live in, your health status, whether you’re pregnant or breastfeeding or if you participate in endurance sports. “The old ‘8x8 Rule’ – eight, 8-ounce glasses of water per person, per day – may need to be adjusted,” said Dr. Jeffrey Boruff, an internal medicine doctor at Parkwest Medical Center. “Our bodies are about 60 percent water; however, hydration needs will vary from a 110-pound woman to a 250-pound man. An average woman should drink about nine cups of liquid a day; the average man should drink about 12 cups.” Dr. Boruff suggests drinking more liquid when you: ■ Exercise ■ Are in hot or humid weather, or are at a high altitude ■ Have illnesses that cause high fever, diarrhea, vomiting or urinary tract infections ■ Become pregnant or are breastfeeding “People don’t need to rely only on what they drink to meet all fluid needs,” he said. “On average, food provides about 20 percent of total water intake. Water is the best source of hydration, but beverages such as milk and juice are composed mostly of water and can contribute to your daily total fluid intake.”

Drink, don’t dehydrate Dehydration is classified as mild, moderate or severe, depending on how much fluid is lost or not replaced. Mild or moderate dehydration can be treated by drinking small amounts of fluid; drinking too much too quickly can cause vomiting. Severe dehydration is a life-threatening emergency and requires medical treatment.

Dehydration symptoms in adults ■ Thirst

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Heat-related illnesses are hot topic Approximately 240 people in this country die each year from heat-related illnesses, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Some suffer with permanent damage. Many more experience unpleasant symptoms. “The thing about dehydration and heat stroke is that they can be well underway before a person realizes it,” said Dr. Barry Cummings with the Parkwest Emergency Care Center. Heat stroke is the most severe form of heat illness and is a life-threatening emergency. It is the result of long, extreme exposure to the sun, in which a person does not sweat enough to lower body temperature. The elderly, infants, persons who work outdoors and those on certain types of medications are most susceptible to heat stroke. It is a

Prevent heatstroke Parkwest health experts say these precautions can help protect you against the adverse effects of heat stroke. ■ Drink plenty of fluids during outdoor activities, especially on hot days. Water and sports drinks are the drinks of choice. Avoid caffeinated tea, coffee, soda and alcohol, as these can lead to dehydration ■ Wear lightweight, tightly woven, loose-fitting clothing in light colors

condition that develops rapidly and requires immediate medical treatment. Dr. Cummings said individuals may experience heatstroke symptoms differently, however common symptoms include:

■ Schedule vigorous activity and sports for cooler times of the day ■ Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a hat, sunglasses and using an umbrella ■ Increase time spent outdoors gradually to get your body used to the heat ■ During outdoor activities, take frequent drink breaks and mist yourself with a spray bottle to avoid becoming overheated ■ Try to spend as much time indoors as possible on very hot and humid days

headache, dizziness, disorientation, agitation, or confusion, sluggishness or fatigue, seizure, hot, dry skin that is flushed but not sweaty, a high body temperature, loss of consciousness, rapid heartbeat and hallucinations.

■ Less-frequent urination ■ Dry skin ■ Fatigue ■ Light-headedness ■ Dizziness ■ Confusion ■ Dry mouth with mucous membrane ■ Increased heart rate and breathing

Additional symptoms in children ■ Dry mouth and tongue ■ No tears when crying ■ No wet diapers for more than three hours ■ Sunken abdomen, eyes, or cheeks ■ High fever ■ Listlessness ■ Irritability ■ Skin that does not flatten when pinched and released

You should not rely on thirst alone as a guide for when to drink. By the time you feel thirsty, slight dehydration may already have occurred. This is especially true for older adults because their bodies are less able to sense dehydration and send thirst signals to the brain. Sip water frequently throughout the day to avoid dehydration. An added benefit to staying fully hydrated is that it delays premature aging of the skin.

Hydrate from the outside Your skin is your largest organ. Drinking lots of water will benefit your skin by keeping you hydrated from the inside, but there are also a variety of topical lotions, creams and ointments available to keep your skin healthy and supple. These tips will help you select the moisturizer that is right for your skin: ■ Severely dry skin will benefit most from heavier emollients like cocoa butter, shea butter and petrolatum. ■ Glycerin, ceramide, lecithin, hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin are best at locking in hydration and creating a barrier. ■ Anti-irritant options like allantoin, aloe, green tea and chamomile extract work well for people with sensitive skin. ■ Products with ingredients such as niacinamide, vitamin A (retinol), peptides and SPF are effective in preventing or reversing damage. ■ The most effective time to lock in moisture is after showering. It’s best to use a light moisturizer on your face in the morning. Heavier creams are best for nighttime. ■ Your skin changes with the seasons, so you may want to reevaluate your skincare products when the weather changes to keep it healthy throughout the year. ■ Routinely exfoliating your skin to remove the buildup of dead skin helps lock in the added moisture lotions provide.

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It is important for the person to be treated immediately as heat stroke can cause permanent damage or death. Some immediate first-aid measures that you should employ while waiting for help to arrive, are: ■ Get the person indoors ■ Remove clothing and gently apply cool water to the skin followed by fanning to stimulate sweating ■ Apply ice packs to the groin and armpits ■ Have the person lie down in a cool area with their feet slightly elevated Intravenous (IV) fluids are often necessary to compensate for fluid or electrolyte loss. Bed rest is generally advised and body temperature may fluctuate abnormally for weeks after heat stroke.


Sweet sounds (and taste) of summer

Innovative recreation Matthew Porterfield provides an adaptive water skiing demonstration at the Lenoir City Festival of Friends in June. Porterfield, who become a paraplegic after a severe spinal cord injury, was treated at Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center and became involved with the center’s Innovative Recreation Cooperative (IRC). Porterfield is now a counselor with the program. At the Festival of Friends, Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon officials donated $5,000 from the proceeds of the 2011 race event to the IRC.

The ‘great’ fisher them while canoeing with my family on weekends. This particular one has temporarily taken up residence in a pond at a friend’s home in Clinton. These birds can be hard to spot because they stand so still and blend into their surKathryn roundings. They will stand Woycik motionless for long periods, staring into the water in search of their prey. They blue heron is one of the larg- have long necks and a long est and most widespread bill for grasping prey. They herons in North America. are considered expert fishers, Many times while driving, I both during the day and at have spotted them along the night. They help our ecosysbanks of a swamp or pond. tem by controlling the popuThe great blue heron has lation of fish and insects. always been one of my faWith a wingspan of nearvorite birds. I’ve often seen ly six feet and feet trailing Now that summer is here, take some time with your children by teaching them to identify some of the wildlife in our area. The great

A great blue heron.

The Strang Senior Center in Farragut is always buzzing with activities for senior adults from card games to art to exercise to line dancing. Last week, the center kicked the energy level up a notch (or two) and hosted a celebration to say goodbye to program assistant Veronica Gibson. Gibson is an energetic woman who has spent the past four years planning events and information sessions for the senior adult Ruth community. White As she said her goodbyes to the group, Gibson promised to return and visit because the people at Strang “will always be in my heart.” Tammy Marshall was on hand to entertain with musical selections from the past. Marshall has a voice that is hearty and clear and she can sing a “belly rubbing song” (aka love song) that is downright sultry. As she picked up the pace with “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” audience members hit the floor to jitterbug and cut a rug, so to speak. The crowd had a wonderful time tapping their feet, clapping their hands and some played tambourine as Marshall sang “Rocky Top.” Marshall sings at nursing homes to entertain the residents. She told the crowd at Strang, “You are my youngest crowd.” They proved that they were young at heart as they had the time of their lives.

Judy and Jim Winchester do the jitterbug as Tammy Marshall sings “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” at the Strang Senior Center. The celebration wouldn’t have been complete without ice cream sundaes and cake served by volunteers at the Strang Senior Center and furnished by NHC.

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gracefully behind, they are truly an impressive bird when seen flying. Contact:

HEALTH NOTES ■ Mary Van Pelt, author of “In Silence I Speak: My Journey Through Madness,” will discuss her experiences surviving psychiatric illness 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Blount County Public Library in Maryville. Admission is free. Info: 982-0981 ■ Cancer survivor support groups, Monday evenings and Tuesday mornings and Tuesday

evenings, at the Cancer Support Community of East Tennessee (formerly the Wellness Community), 2230 Sutherland Ave. Support groups for cancer caregivers, Monday evenings. Cancer family bereavement group, Thursday evenings. Info: 546-4661 or

third Monday every month at Baptist West Cancer Center, 10820 Parkside Drive. No charge, light refreshments served. Info: Trish or Amanda, 218-7081.

■ Lung cancer support group meets 6 p.m. the

■ 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.

Bill Dietzler gets ready to enjoy an ice cream sundae prepared by Liz Bishop at the Strang Senior Center. The sundaes were part of a special celebration and were furnished by NHC. Photos by Ruth White


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Tres Come meet Uno, Dos and Tres! Three black kittens needing loving homes.

Kitten Adoption Fairs Saturday, July 9 and 16 • 1-6 pm Feral Feline Friends adoption center at Turkey Creek Petsmart. Please call Debbie @ 865-300-6873


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Dogs need freedom, too

A goat is as good as a dog Gerdie loves to play with our two Australian shepherds, chasing them around and pouncing on them as they rush toward her.

Sara Barrett

Critter Tales Her tail twitches from side to side when she sees us walking down the driveway, anxious to say hello. She loves to be brushed and petted, and loves to get treats and be walked in the field below our house. Most people would find it hard to believe I was talking about a goat. They

Gerdie enjoys a cool treat during a hot summer day. Photo by S. Barrett

obviously haven’t met Gerdie. About 10 years ago, we purchased Gerdie from a farmer in Crossville. She was a baby then, although she hasn’t gotten much taller over the years. As a pygmy goat, she is about the same height as my 18-month-old daughter. Gerdie has always been

Blood drive at Pellissippi State To help boost East Tennessee’s blood supply, Pellissippi State Community College will host a Medic community blood drive 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the school’s Hardin Valley Campus in the F1 parking lot. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old weighing 120 pounds with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and have positive identification. Participants are encouraged to eat a high-protein, lowfat meal within four hours before giving blood. All donors will receive a free Smokies T-shirt and a coupon for a free chicken sandwich. They will also be registered to win free Smokies game tickets.

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AND SUFFERED A TENDON RUPTURE, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727

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LAKEFRONT WITH 1.3 acres, lowest price close in. Dock, boat lift, jet ski lift in the back yard. Perfect for UT or downtown. 3625 SF, Lakemoor Hills. $699,900. For private showing 865603-3126. PERFECT 2nd Home ON WATTS BAR, $250K furnished. Call 865-335-8771. ***Web ID# 808847*** SHORT SALE. Watts Bar lakefront, 3 / 3 1/2 Townhome @ Lakeside Village, hist. Loudon. 2 story, hdwd, granite, stainl. kit, dockage, 2 yrs old, most recent sales @ 279,900$ curr. leased mo to mo @ 1300$ short sale @ $227,500. 865-924-0791 ***Web ID# 810167***

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10 min. from Norris Lake. Many updates. $112,500. 865-310-6185. ***Web ID# 813538***

Greenwood Cemetery 6 lots, 2 opening & closings of grave. Upright section. $9600. 336-454-3724

SEVIERVILLE, 4 br, 3 ba, In-law quar- Highland Memorial, ters, .82 acre. (3) buy 2, get one $209,000. (reduced free. Value $13,977, $30k). Offers welselling for $10,500. come. 865-206-4049 Call to see 865-588-0567; ***Web ID# 814979*** seller 423-332-1540 or 423-280-5756.


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FSBO - 2 yr. old home on 3.3 acres located at AUCTION 723 Archer Rd., Luttrell. House is apprx. 1,056 APPROX. 34 ACRES SF w/2BR & 2BA. Asking $109,900 & Selling as a whole. owner will finance with Secluded. Hunters $5,500 down or if you Getaway. Minutes from are USDA qualified, Interstate 81 Exit 15then 100% financing Fish Hatchery Rd. with no money down. Call or check our Call Bill at website for details 877-488-5060 ext. 323. 423-639-5231 Greene County Land and Auction West 40w www.greenecounty HARDIN VALLEY TFL 675 Main Level Living 3BR/2BA Former LAKE FRONT AUCModel Home TION Tellico Village, 10464 Wellington Sun July 17 2PM Chase Ln $359,900 Beautiful 0.57 gentle 865-755-7171 sloping dockable lot in ***Web ID# 795339*** Tellico Village on Tellico Lake. 3 golf RENT TO OWN, 425 courses, yacht club & Shelbyville Rd, 2050 much more! 10% Buysf, 3 or 4 br, 2 1/2 ba ers premium added to 2 car gar, bonus rm all bids. Address: 202 office, exc cond. Oologila Pl, Tellico VilLrg priv back yrd. lage. Go to www. Fnced, great for kids & pets. Gas for photos & details. frpl, sec syst, Real Estate and $195,000. Only $2500/ Hall Auction Company. dn, $1350/mo. Seller Lic#2447 for details to pay up to $5000 in Call 865-688-8600. closing costs. Call Chris, 865-805-5711 ***Web ID# 815409*** Comm. Prop. - Rent 66

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If you have a question or comment for Sara, email her at barretts@shoppernewsnow. com or call the West office at 218-9378.

15 Lakefront Property 47 Apts - Furnished 72 Local Driving/Delivery 106a Dogs

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 7650510 for information.


more of a family member than a barnyard animal. She is very playful and has a mischievous streak. When she’s hungry, she follows you around yelling at you with her tongue out almost as if she were a puppy trying to get your attention. If you are considering a pet but don’t have room in your house or don’t want to worry about accidents on the carpet, etc., take a look outside your home and consider a couple of goats for your yard. They eat weeds and just about everything else you’d like to give them, and they will keep your dogs in shape, too. Info: www.npga-pygmy. com.


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

Acreage- Tracts 46 MUST SELL. 20 Acres with house, city water, great loc. Powell/ Knoxville. $175,000. Motivated seller. 865-388-9656

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.

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Volu nteer Chihuahua Puppies, 6 CONTEMPORARY Ass is ted wks, 3M, 2 F, parFURNISHED 2BR APTS Trans port at io n ents on site, $150 ea. $0 Application fee CAC's Office on Aging 865-705-4188 W.Knox $150 Reservation fee is seeking volunteer 2BRs starting at $560/per drivers for their Volun- DACHSHUND MINI, long & short hair, bed Free parking included teer Assisted Transred, cream, choc., portation program. Utility flat rate of $35/per blue, brindle. $250. Volunteers utilize bed. Awesome views & 865-856-6852 agency-owned hybrid great amenities. Located ***Web ID# 816150*** sedans while accomat the edge of UT campus. panying seniors or EOH. Call today 544-1544 persons with disabili- Doberman Pups, 2 left, lg. AKC, S&W, dew claws, or visit our website ties to appointments, lowered price to $400. well shopping, and other socialized, 865-405-5113 errands. Training is provided. If you are ***Web ID# 813765*** interested, please conENGLISH BULLDOG tact Nancy Welch at: PUPS, $800. VISA & M/C 865-524-2786 or accepted. 423-775-6044 nancy.welch@ ***Web ID# 816457***


BULLDOG 109 ENGLISH pups, AKC reg, 1st shots, vet chk. $1,300, #1 BEAUTY Co. AVON cash. 865-966-2238 Reps needed! Only ***Web ID# 815133*** $10 to start! Call Marie at 865-705-3949. ENGLISH MASTIFF puppies, AKC. Ch. bldln. Born 6/4. $1000, taking dep. Looking for a job? Houses - Unfurnished 74 S/W. Parents on site. Kid Well, we have one! Must be 21 or older with friendly. 865-387-7617 4 BR, 2 1/2 BA, ***Web ID# 814426*** a valid license, and Belmont West, able to lift 35 lbs. lease req'd. $1,500. FRENCH BULLDOG Call 865/455-1365 or 865-966-6770 PUPS, $800. VISA & M/C 865/237-9910 accepted. 423-775-6044 5BR, 5BA, Farragut, over 5000 SF, $2750 ***Web ID# 816455*** mo. + dep. Healthcare 110 Call 865-599-4722 FRENCH BULLDOG ***Web ID# 812980*** PUPS, AKC reg., EXP'D CAREGIVERS NEEDED to work S&W. 423-526-1110 cell A FARRAGUT Home, w/elderly in their 3BR, 2BA, lg. den, homes. Duties incl. ***Web ID# 812768*** deck & fenced yard, light housekeeping, gar., $1100/mo. w/ meal prep, hygiene GERMAN Shepherd $600 dep. 865-966-2597 puppies AKC, 3 M, 1 assistance, & transp. COTTAGE ON Little F, parents on prem. Immed openings for River, Rockford, $200. 865-933-8136 live-in. Call 474-9710 recently renovated. ***Web ID# 813821*** to schedule interview. 2 BR, LR, Kit., BA, deck, central H&A, German Shepherd W&D, 15 min. Sales AKC, will 120 Puppies, Knox; 10 min. be 6 wks on 6/27. Maryville. $750/mo. GOODWILL Solid white. 1st shots. seeking 1 yr. lease, deposit. $400. 865-617-4877 managers & assistants ***Web 706-424-2674 or email ID# 814674*** to operate retail lets, prior retail pre- German Shepherd pups, ***Web ID# 813670*** ferred. Apply at AKC 3 B, 4 G, vet ck., or fax Fam. raised. Military/police FARRAGUT, lease/ 865-588-0075. disc. 865-924-4301 purchase option, Shef***Web ID# 813341*** field S/D, 3 yr old all brick/stone luxurious Business Opp. 130 GREAT DANE open rancher with 4 BR & bonus room, on puppies, AKC reg, AV ON $$$ priv. lot, across from born 4/29. $600. Call G R E AT E AR N I N G S neighborhood pool. 865-228-8007 OP P ORTUNITY ! $2,800/mo. 865-388-0610 742-6551 ***Web ID# 809514*** GREAT PYRENEES AKC. Parents on North. Norris Freeway. premises. $250. DanPriv. 2 BR 2 BA. Sec. Business For Sale 131 dridge, 423-322-4380 dep. 1st & last. $750. ***Web ID# 813941*** 865-256-9501; 494-7785 COMPLETE INDUSTRIAL ***Web ID# 809380*** MACHINE SHOP. Great Pyrenees pups, 9 wks, mom & dad Knox. Consider RENT TO OWN, 425 West on farm w/animals. bldg or equip. Shelbyville Rd, 2050 selling $115. 865-924-2636 sep. 865-742-3081 sf, 3 or 4 br, 2 1/2 ba ***Web ID# 814368*** 2 car gar, bonus rm office, exc cond. Cats HAVANESE PUPS 140 AKC, home raised, Lrg priv back yrd. Fnced, great for 262-993-0460 kids & pets. Gas KITTENS/CATS variety fixed, shots, ***Web frpl, sec syst, ID# 815545*** & tested. Rescues. $195,000. Only $2500/ Fee chg 865-386-8815 MALTESE PUPPIES dn, $1350/mo. Seller to pay up to $5000 in AKC, shots UTD, closing costs. Call home raised, M $250 Chris, 865-805-5711 up, F $500 865-679-5975 TICA reg, ready ***Web ID# 815406*** for adoption. $550. MALTI-POO Puppies, Call 513-846-5125 SEQUOYAH HILLS ***Web ID# 815110*** males, $275. Crate 2/3 BR, 2 1/2 BA, 2 & paper trained. car gar., 2800 SF, 423-442-9996 Cape Cod style, Dogs ***Web ID# 814346*** 141 $1,950/mo. Phone MIN PIN M puppy, 8 865-696-4916. AIREDALE PUPS, 2 wks CKC $250. 4 yr M, 10 wks old, $400 WEST, GREAT locachoc M $100. Sevierfirm. Loc. in Daytion, 3 BR, 2 BA, 1500 ville 865-740-5249 ton, TN. 423-775-4560 ***Web SF, LR, DR, FR, ID# 814261*** or 423-240-2083 laundry, storage, attached dbl gar., no BASSETT Hound Pups, PUG PUPPIES, unlease, $900/mo. $900 reg. $250. Fawn feNKC, Lemon & tri dep. 865-687-2920 males. VISA & MC color, $300. Ready 423-775-6044 July 14, 865-256-7949. ***Web ID# 816468*** ***Web ID# 812903*** 25 1-3 60 7 $130 weekly. Discount avail. Util, TV, Ph, Stv, Refrig, Basic Cable. No Lse.

KNOXVILLE DISABLED AM. VETS Chapter 24 Condo Rentals 76 Chapter home building is available for rent. Newly renovated in- 2 BR condo, Cherokee @ Westcliff. $750/mo side! Ideal for birthday 1 yr lease. 1 mo dep parties, reunions, No pets. 865-250-3365 group mtgs, etc. Free or 865-368-5474 parking right outside the door! Call 524- ***Web ID# 808298*** 4840 or 803-2159 to DOWNTOWN CONDO check out this facility! Historic Holston Bldg. 2 BR/2 BA. 1050sf. Hdwd floors, Apts - Unfurnished 71 W/D. stnlss steel appls, 5X10 storage locker, 2BR, 2BA APTS. keypad access, doorSpacious, all brick, man. $1600/mo. C-H&A, W/D hookup, Call today: 544-4308 2450 Town Creek Rd. ***Web ID# 809904*** west, Lenoir City, Townhouse For Rent $850/mo. + dep., no pets. 865-803-3656 2 Sty townhouse, Halls area, 2 Lg. BRs, 1.5 BAs, MCGHEE SQUARE APARTMENTS kitchen appls. incl. W/D NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS connect., no pets, $550 RENT BASED ON INCOME per mo. + $500 damage 2 & 3 BR townhouses, near dep. req., & 1 yr lease. Elementary School. Appliances, 865-254-9552 water, trash removal & blinds furnished. Total Electric. 865-986-6955 Trucking Opportunities 106 (TTY/TDD) 1-800-548-2546 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY DRIVERS: $4,000 a month. Great hometime, paid benefits! WEST. APT. 2 BR Choose your route! 1 1/2 BA, W/D conn., CDL-A, 2 yrs. Cent H/A, $585 mo. No pets 8 88 -8 80 -5 92 1 x 11 7 or x1 25 865-690-5418; 414-0054

Young-Williams Animal Center team member Beth gets ready for Independence Day with Lindy, a 2-year-old female boxer mix. Boxers are known to be wonderful family pets. Although every dog is different, many report that boxers do well with children and have a playful, sweet disposition. We do not know if Lindy has ever lived with young people, but her sweet spirit suggests she might like to give it a try. Boxers have moderate grooming needs, but Lindy’s gorgeous droopy ears will need regular cleaning. Also, her shorter snout means that she should be monitored when exercising. Lindy is available for adoption at the main center at 3201 Division St. Hours there are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday or stop by Young-Williams Animal Village at 6400 Kingston Pike noon to 6 p.m. daily. See all of the center’s adoptable animals at


Terriers, BEAGLE PUPS AKC, Scottish AKC, 10 wks, black M $200, F $150, have fem., shots/wormed had 1st & 2nd shots. $300. 423-562-0723 865-233-2306, 387-3675 ***Web ID# 816047*** BLOODHOUND PUPS, black & tan & red. SHELTIE PUPPIES, AKC, 1 M, 4 F. Also $350. Ready end of 1 F (9 mo), 1 M (4 July 865-986-5274 mo) & 1 M, 3 yrs ***Web ID# 814048*** old for stud. 865435-9993; 865-567-6821 BLUE HEELERS $175. 865-429-1361 SHIH TZU PUPPIES, before 9pm, 659-7669, tri color M, black & no text. white F, tan & white F, cutest puppies BOSTON TERRIER ever! UTD on vax. Pups, AKC, S&W. NKC. Great w/kids. 423-526-1110 cell $350. 865-455-5821 ***Web ID# 812771*** YORKIE-POOS (3/4 Yorkie, 1/4 Poodle), BOXER PUPPIES, 7 Wks, M&F, shots AKC reg., 6 wks & wormed, $200. old, fawns & whites, Also 4 mo. old $300. 865-659-5515 males $100 cash. 865-992-5482 BOXER PUPS, fawn, 1 brindle, POP, ***Web ID# 812877*** ready now! $200. 865-567-9837; 567-4709 YORKIE POOS, crate & paper trained, ***Web ID# 814199*** non-shedding, $350. BOXER PUPS, top 423-442-9996 quality, AKC reg, ***Web ID# 814349*** $350/each. Call 931YORKIES AKC, 1 M 879-7123 5 yrs. 1 F 5 yrs., 1 F 6 mo. $200 ea. to gd homes. 865-455-0338

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** ADOPT! * * Looking for a lost pet or a new one? Visit Young-Williams Animal Center, the official shelter for the City of Knoxville & Knox County: 3201 Division St. Knoxville.

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ELECTRIC Invacare hospital bed with springs & waterproof mattress, $200. Farragut 865-966-1319

Young-Williams Animal Center is overflowing with adult dogs of all shapes and sizes. Animal center officials are encouraging dog lovers to give a pet “Freedom for the Fourth” by adopting a new best friend. Young-Williams currently has 87 adult dogs available for adoption including 81 who are 5 years old or less and their time at the center ranges from six days to more than five months. “Freedom for the Fourth” runs through Sunday, July 10. Adoption fees have been reduced to $50 for adult dogs and $25 for senior dogs. Fees include spay or neuter, shots, a heartworm test, treatment for intestinal parasites if needed and a microchip. Adult dogs are often the last to be adopted, but they can be the best pet choice for many families. Both Young-Williams Animal Center and YoungWilliams Animal Village are open during regular business hours Monday, July 4. Info: 215-6599 or visit

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WILL CARE for your A BETTER CASH loved one. Years exp, SCOOTER POWER OFFER for junk cars, excellent refs! Call wheelchair, needs trucks, vans, running 898-1311 or 933-1274. new battery. $500. or not. 865-456-3500 865-583-9321 We pay cash for cars or Fencing 327 trucks, running or not. Sporting Goods 223 We buy alum. whls, rad., FENCE DOCTOR converters. 865-556-8956 Farmer’s Market 150 Fencing & repair, PROFESSIONAL chain-link & wood. POOL table with all MODEL 661 FORD I also haul off junk & cut Trucks 257 access., like new TRACTOR, has live downed trees. cond. Asking $1200 power, new clutch Call 924-3052. obo. 865-922-4947 DODGE DAKOTA assembly, new LST 2000 Cub Cab brakes, original paint, 1 owner, $5700. near new rear tires, Flooring 330 225 Call 865-292-5047. $3,100 obo 865-982-9179 Garage Sales CERAMIC TILE inNISSAN KING Cab XMAS in JULY GARAGE stallation. Floors/ 4 WD, 5 spd, 4 Flowers-Plants 189 SALE, Fri-Sat July 8 & 1988, walls/repairs. 32 yrs cyl, full pwr., $2,500 9 at 1017 Francis Rd, exp, exc work! ^ OBO. 423-494-4497 Knoxville 37909 POND PLANT Sale. John 9 3 8 -3 3 2 8 Floaters $2. Mixed Roofing / Siding 352 pots $8-$25. MaryBoats Motors 232 4 Wheel Drive 258 Furniture Refinish. 331 ville 865-804-9804 CHEVY SUBURBAN BAYLINER 26' 2002, 4WD, 107K mi, DENNY'S FURNITURE Lawn-Garden Equip. 190 RENDEZVOUS 1996 REPAIR. Refinish, reall pwr, lthr, rear DECK BOAT glue, etc. 45 yrs exp! air, tow, good tires, 175 Mercury, trailer, JOHN Deere mower 922-6529 or 466-4221 $7800. 865-207-3834. X575 with plow, dirt exc. cond., bimini top, ***Web ID# 813831*** scraper, trlr & wghts, custom made curtains all around & new FORD F-150, 2009, Guttering $9000. 865-429-5456. 333 mooring cover, dried 4X4, V8, 39,000 mi. stored at marina, Must sell, $21,900. HAROLD'S GUTTER 865-617-2346: Misc. Items 203 $11,500. 865-919-5429 SERVICE. Will clean 607-0760. front & back $20 & up. ***Web ID# 814139*** FORD F250 2004 PROFESSIONAL Quality work, guaranLariet Fx4 Eagle, 114K POOL table with all teed. Call 288-0556. CHAPARRAL mi. X-cab, Kumho access., like new SUNESTA 233, 2002, tires, chrome rims, cond. Asking $1200 dry storage at $18,700. 865-296-2592. obo. 865-922-4947 Misc. Services 340 Ft. Loudoun Marina since new. No trailer. GMC 2007 crew cab, hrs., serviced by 4x4, LT, red, Z71, 49K TIME MANAGEMENT Household Furn. 204 189Superior Marine mi., loaded, nice! & Success Principles every year. $19,000. $21,900. 865-679-6057. for Kids & Teens 865-599-0218 BR SUITE, cream, qn ***Web ID# 815604*** bed, dbl dresser w/ 932-3043 mirror, armoire, GRADY WHITE 1987, 21', sleeps 2, 200 HP Antiques Classics 260 matt/springs, comMercury outboard, forter, shams, skirt trailer, rigged for 1940 FORD TRUCK, Music Instruction 342 & decorative pilstriper fishing, 2 lows. $350. 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Making a difference West Knox woman helps in southern Sudan By Sandra Clark

Yoga baby! Congrats to Lisa and Tommy Wolf on the birth of their son, Jake Scott Wolf, on June 18. Expect the little guy to hike and swim and maybe run marathons. Lisa is managing director of The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs. (Picture not actually Jake)

Businesses doing good! First State Bank in Knoxville is hosting a school supply drive for Pond Gap Elementary School. Bring Kleenex tissue, Clorox wipes, whiteboard markers, glue sticks, manila folders, spiral notebooks, Sharpie markers, Post-it flags and copy paper to the bank at 8351 E. Walker Springs Lane until July 29. Food City will “lock down” retail prices on 10,000 items through Labor Day, regardless of the wholesale cost. “Times are tough, and we’re committed to doing everything we can to keep costs down for our loyal customers,” said Steve Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer. Info: www.

Gerdau steel mill in Knoxville’s Lonsdale community has donated land for this community garden on Louisiana Avenue. The plot is tended by Burundian refugees living in Lonsdale Homes and Western Heights, and provides food for their families. This is Gerdau’s second community garden. The first was El Puente, donated in 2009.


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A local resident is working to bring change in the southern Sudan by educating girls for leadership. Anita Ayers Henderlight is a testament to the power of one person to drive a dream. She spoke last week to the Rotary Club of West Knoxville. A program director for the United Methodist Church for 17 years, Henderlight was drawn to the children damaged by civil war in the Sudan, some called “Lost Boys of Sudan.” She launched Africa Education Leadership Initiative (Africa ELI) in May 2008, starting with 18 girls and one school. Today, Africa ELI works with 240 girls in 10 schools through the southern Sudan. And Anita brought a former “lost boy,” Maryville College student Mathiang Gutnyin, to the meeting.

He’s serving as a summer intern for Africa ELI. Anita exudes warmth and energy. Her smile draws reciprocal smiles from those with whom she interacts. In fact, her entire PowerPoint presentation was scene after scene of smiling people. A graduate of Patricia Stevens College in Missouri, with courses of continued study in sociology at George Washington University, Anita considers her greatest classroom to be life in Sudan. She says girls must be trained for leadership and told the Rotarians that $500 will cover the expenses for one girl for a year – education, housing, food and medical. She has sponsored debates and worked tirelessly to promote her initiative. “Our mission is to bridge gender gaps through education,” she said, and she boasts of a 73 percent retention rate – that compares favorably

Mathiang Gutnyin, a student at Maryville College, lost his childhood to civil war in the Sudan. Photos by S. Clark

Anita Henderlight lives six months each year in the Sudan. In fact, she’s headed back there this week.

with No Child Left Behind stats in some public schools. Mathiang said Anita has inspired him to speak out for gender equity and equal education. While raising funds in the United States, Anita has

built an indigenous support team in Africa, including Sudan program director Diane Birungi, a graduate of Uganda’s Makerere University who teaches a TOT course, training of trainers. Last Friday, Anita left a

roomful of smiling Rotarians. Now she’s headed to Sudan where the southern region will achieve independence from the north on Saturday, July 9. She would not miss this day of celebration.

Anna’s Angels and all that jazz: Continuing the legacy of helping kids There’s a new little shop Tim says his mother was over on Sutherland Avenue, able to get an education and just a bit east of Bearden, that then spent her life trying to is doing triple duty. improve the health and educational levels of others. In her own way, with whatever money she could scrimp and save, she put kids on the road Anne to higher education. Hart After his mother’s death, Tim’s dream became to find a way to honor his mother It’s a great place to shop and continue her legacy. Just for bargains, an even better four months ago, Anna’s Anplace to donate things you gels was born. The angels are don’t want or need any lon- the people who donate to the ger, and it offers a terrific way thrift shop, make purchases to fund scholarships for kids there and contribute in other who need a helping hand up ways. All proceeds from the in the world. store go toward the Anna’s Anna’s Angels, at 2808 Angels Scholarship Program, Sutherland, is the brainchild of Tim Tipton. The shop is which is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), named for his mother, the late so donations are tax deductAnna Mae Norton, who grew ible. The thrift shop is a wonder up in the mountains of North Carolina among economically in itself. Its five pretty rooms devastated farmers and min- are chock full of all kinds of ers who still managed to hold merchandise, ranging from on to their rich cultural heri- dinnerware and glassware tage of music, crafts and sto- to pots and pans, clothing, rytelling but had no means of many kinds of collectibles, a translating their talents into huge array of fancy costume the academic skills that could jewelry and lots of artwork, including original art. There provide a better life.

Kelle Jolly and Tim Tipton are looking forward to the Anna’s Angels Jazz Jam. Photo by Anne Hart are too many items to list, but all are attractively arranged and displayed. And merchandise is all priced so that just about anyone can afford it. The store opened just four months ago, and as Tim tells it, “It took me three months to fill up this place and just four days to sell it all out.” It’s full again, but the store doesn’t make enough to accomplish all Tim wants to do. It takes a lot of money to send kids to college. The immediate goal is to help 10 to 15 kids a year.

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Help for caregivers Donna Deichert, Kathy Sergeant, Jill Beason and Maureen Stokes, who are all on the marketing committee for the Knoxville-Knox County Office on Aging’s One Call Club for Seniors, visit Long’s to promote an upcoming program for adult children of aging parents. “Caring for Your Parents” will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church, 701 Merchants Drive. Presenters will include a clinical social worker, a geriatric psychiatrist and an elder law attorney. Info: 524-2786. Barbara Pelot, second from right, is on the One Call Club board. Photos by Wendy Smith

Do your part with the cart Cheryl Ball, who handles marketing for Knoxville’s new recycling program, greets her neighbor and City Council candidate John Stancil at Long’s. Almost 14,000 city residents have subscribed to the service so far, and the goal is to have 20,000 by October. Studies have shown that 75 percent of the city’s household trash is recyclable, and the free service is an easy way to help the environment. Participants receive a 96-gallon cart that is emptied every other week. “It’s a great opportunity for our city,” says Ball. Info:

‘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.


Info: 637-4550. All events are ■ Networking, 4-6 p.m. Tuesheld at the Knoxville Chamday, Aug. 9. ber 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.

Brown Bag Lecture A Brown Bag Lecture will be held noon Wednesday, July 13, at East Tennessee History Center on Gay Street. Guest speaker Ethiel Garlington, director of Preservation Field Services for Knox Heritage, will discuss the regional preservation efforts of the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch. Soft drinks will be available. Info: 215-8824 or visit www.

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I’m proud of our many employees who volunteer to teach budget and credit workshops for the Knoxville Area Urban League. I’m also proud of a statewide youth financial literacy program delivered by UT Extension educators and partially funded by First Tennessee Foundation. “On My Own” is a simulation teaching module that includes visuals, poster graphics, a computer presentation and evaluation. Students assume they are 25 and the primary or sole support of their household. After choosing a job, participants are assigned a realistic monthly salary and a hypothetical family. They then are guided through the realities of creating a budget that includes tax payments, savings, and the real costs of living including housing, transportation, groceries, utilities, entertainment, child care, health and grooming, and medical and dental expenses. Using sample checks and registers, students write a check for each choice and deduct the corresponding amount from their registers. To keep things interesting, they may receive a “chance card” that exemplifies the unexpected expenses and incomes that may be encountered in real life. Since 2009, 35 “On My Own” sessions have been conducted in Knox County with more than 1,000 students. School include: Bearden, Carter, Central, Farragut, Gibbs, Halls, Hardin Valley, South Doyle and West. Most impressive are the outcomes measured through the student questionnaires, just a handful of which we’ll share here from 2010 participants statewide: ■ 99 percent learned the difference between wants and needs ■ 96 percent learned the importance of starting to save early in life ■ 72 percent better understood their parents’ concerns about money ■ 82 percent learned how education can affect the kind of job they can get ■ 80 percent felt more strongly that they needed to get a good education ■ 84 percent increased their financial management skills overall ■ 77 percent learned how to keep a checkbook register ■ 81 percent learned how to better plan their spending ■ 34 percent planned to change their career goals ■ 70 percent planned to get more education after high school After three months, another follow-up survey indicated that 48 percent reported that they had talked with their parents or others about financial matters. Info: 215-2340 or fcs.tennessee. edu/.

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Lunch with the Wedges Anita and Frank talk boating By Sandra Clark Just two couples currently reside at NHC Farragut, and last week I ate lunch with the Wedges. Anita and Frank Wedge are gracious individuals who have created a wonderful life together. They met while living in Memphis, each married to another. Both lost a spouse to cancer after 25 years of marriage. And after a few dinner dates, Frank and Anita were married in 1985.

A love of boating was their initial connection. Frank was active in the U.S. Power Squadrons, a national group that teaches boating safety. Anita was a civilian employee of the U.S. Coast Guard, tasked with documentation and measurement of boats. This was a job for which Anita was highly qualified, yet she was vetoed by the head of the New Orleans Coast Guard who oversaw the Memphis unit. He simply didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think a woman could do the work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want my wife doing that,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not your wife!â&#x20AC;? Anita answered. He was overruled by the head of personnel in Washington, D.C., and Anita became the first woman to attain the title of Documentation Officer and Admeasurer in the Coast Guard. Frank served two years in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Testing showed his bent toward electronics and he was assigned to teach ofďŹ cers how to operate radar equipment. He worked from Navy Pier in Chicago. Frank had raced through Cornell University, majoring in chemical engineering and graduating a year early in 1944 because of credits

Anita and Frank Wedge are honored for their volunteer work with the U.S. Power Squadrons, a group that teaches safe boating. Anita logged 25 years and Frank 50 years including a 3-year stint as national treasurer.

A love of boating was their initial connection. Frank was active in the U.S. Power Squadrons, a national group that teaches boating safety. Anita was a civilian employee of the U.S. Coast Guard, tasked with documentation and measurement of boats. ates Tom Blue Designs. Another son, Richard, lives in Athens, Ga., and is a Lasik surgeon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The children and five grandchildren all loved visiting the boat and spending time in Fort Myers (where the boat was anchored),â&#x20AC;? Anita said. Frankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s boating adventures included ocean trips and racing. Through the Power Squadron, he learned navigation and later volunteered as navigator aboard the Weatherly, a 65-foot yacht with a 90-foot mast owned by a friend in Menominee, Mich. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was sailing in a race from Frank and Anita are en route to the Bahamas on their boat, Wedgholm II. Chicago to Mackinac Isearned in summer school. After a full career, he re- in Memphis.â&#x20AC;? Their chil- land at the north end of Army OCS was required, tired and bought a 42-foot dren had moved away. The the lake, a distance of 350 and Frank was trained on pleasure boat. Wedges spent winters in miles,â&#x20AC;? Frank recalled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I French cannons and 55mm â&#x20AC;&#x153;Documentation was Florida and realized noth- sailed two races, one from Howitzers. required, and I met Anita ing held them in Memphis. Port Huron to Mackinac After his discharge from Blue,â&#x20AC;? he says. They followed Anitaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island and the other from the Navy, Frank took a job After their marriage, son Tom and his wife, Dr. Chicago to Mackinac durwith Ansul Chemical Com- Frank and Anita â&#x20AC;&#x153;had many Melinda Blue, to Knox- ing the period of 1962 to pany, ďŹ rst in Marinette, years of fun and adventure ville where Melinda is a 1964. We usually came in Wis., and later in Memphis. on the boat as well as living radiologist and Tom oper- ďŹ rst or second.â&#x20AC;?

Lunch Wow! Pull up a chair and order off the menu. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lunch time at NHC Farragut. Of course, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to be invited by a resident. Otherwise, folks would be driving in off the Interstate. Anita Wedge ordered baked salmon with mashed potatoes and green beans. Frank ate a hamburger with two veggies and I opted for the BLT. For dessert we each had Southern banana pudding. Awesome! At the next table sat Judge Max Mark Moore (interviewed for our June story). And across the way was Dr. Tom Whatley, the UT â&#x20AC;&#x153;ag guyâ&#x20AC;? we met in May. And Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure the fighter pilot Don McGee was around somewhere. Anita suggested a future interview with a resident whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s into genealogy. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s trying to go back to Adam and Eve,â&#x20AC;? said Frank, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s getting close!â&#x20AC;? Anita said she and Frank visited several assisted living facilities and the food at NHC just set them apart. Another might have worked, but they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take cats.

Cats B.C. is pure black and walks on a leash like a dog. Chloe is calico and a bit shy. Both are rescue cats whom Frank and Anita Wedge couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t live without. And itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a choice they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to make at NHC Farragut. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pets are OK if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t weigh more than 20 pounds and they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run loose,â&#x20AC;? said Anita. Frank pulled out a couple of packs of playing cards, specially designed with B.C. pictured on the back of one deck and Chloe on the other. Great fun. Frank plays bridge â&#x20AC;&#x153;every Monday and Tuesday and some Wednesdays.â&#x20AC;? Anita leashes up and walks B.C. every evening. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a therapy cat for all our neighbors.â&#x20AC;?

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Resident Mary Gentry passes the balloon to her partners during a balloon volleyball game at NHC. Photos by N. Lester Kay Austin enjoys a drink with activities director Patsy Lennon during a cocktail hour in the soda fountain room. The weekly event is one of the most popular with the residents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the one event we do that I never have to call and remind everyone,â&#x20AC;? Lennon said.

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Eating with your senses Sadly, we often eat in a hurry and without paying attention to what our food truly tasted like.

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Can you taste the thyme and rosemary on your grilled chicken? Did you notice the crunch of the cucumbers you dipped in the smooth textured hummus? By ignoring your senses you are gypping your full eating experience of taste, sound, sight, smell and touch.

Portion control is easier when you truly enjoy the food you are eating. The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs offers monthly nutrition classes as part of the Healthy Eating Series. This month’s topic is “Eating with Your Senses.” We will teach helpful tips and participate in activities that will teach you how to use your senses when planning your meals and enjoying your meals. Learning to eat with your senses is also beneficial to your waistline. Portion control is easier when you truly enjoy the food you are eating. By engaging all your senses when you eat you will smell the aromas, appreciate the presentation of your food, feel the textures and savor each bite – you will be more satisfied and ultimately more successful in controlling your weight and hunger. Engaging your senses ties into speed of eating. Take the time to taste and appreciate your food, and you will allow your stomach and brain the time they need to know when you are satisfied. Andrea Wolfer, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian, The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs, 1400 Dowell Springs Blvd., Suite 100. 232-1400.

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By Sandra Clark

LiveWELL is:


f you’re ready to get moving, get healthy and reclaim your body for a better life, then The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs has the program for you. Launching Aug. 1, LiveWELL Lifestyle Change Program empowers participants to break free from destructive habits to gain confidence and control with eating patterns and exercise. “Trendy diets don’t work long-term. Neither do powders, pills, bars or other quick-fixes,” said Casey Peer, chief dietician. “This program is not intended to teach you how to follow some magical new ‘diet.’ LiveWELL will walk you through the steps to making a real change in the way you live so you can really begin to live: Live a healthy, feel-great life.” “It’s a comprehensive approach,” said exercise specialist Mike Wigger. “The program will change how people live and increase their quality of life. It’s about feeling better, being healthy and making choices. We want participants to feel safe, encouraged and accepted. There is no lost cause.”

■ Beginner friendly in safe environment ■ Comprehensive, combining nutrition and fitness ■ 12 week program with 3 sessions weekly; each is 1-1/2 hour and includes both nutrition and exercise

LiveWELL will: ■ Help break destructive habits ■ Hold clients accountable ■ Guide choices that make success possible

Mike, Casey and others will meet with interested people from 10-11 a.m. or 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday,

July 18, to discuss the program in detail. Call 232-1414 to enroll in the free informational session.

PROGRAMS AND OFFERINGS Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements. Beginners are welcome and no experience is necessary. Pilates – Improve your balance and core strength with our Pilates class. Yoga – Learn essential yoga basics and experience the wellness benefits of poses, bends and relaxation in our one-hour group sessions. Pump – Ideal for everyone from beginners to experienced exercisers, our Pump class targets every major muscle group. With minimal down time between exercises, you’ll get the most out of using the body bar, dumbbells, BOSU, step bench and more. Spin – Ready to challenge yourself by starting your own spinning regimen? Spin is an entry-level spinning class lasting 45-60 minutes, perfect for beginners.

LIVEWELL LIFESTYLE CHANGE PROGRAM ARE YOU READY? To reclaim your body For a better life To get moving To be healthy The choice is yours to be happy and healthy…YOU make the choice today and we will help you reach your potential. The Wellness Center at Dowell Springs offers a beginner friendly, unique, comprehensive program combining nutrition and fitness to influence positive and healthy lifestyle changes. This multidisciplinary approach also helps you learn how to manage the stressers in your life to improve your ability to focus on achieving a more balanced and healthy lifestyle.

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Cycle In, Yoga Out – An ideal fit for both beginners and veteran spinners, this is your chance to change up typical spin class routines by starting with 45 minutes on the bike and ending with 15 minutes of yoga. Power Hour – Push yourself in our one-hour Power Hour class with 30 minutes of hardcore cycling hills, sprints and races, immediately followed by 30 minutes of intense leg and ab work. Functional Fitness – Class involves a variety of exercise, including but not limited to: cardiovascular, balance and strength. Appropriate for seniors or individuals who desire fitness gains with little impact on the joints. Xpress Fitness – Ideal for working individuals and travelers, our convenient morning Xpress class fits a total-body workout into only 45 minutes.

Work It Circuit – A 60-minute total body workout in a bootcamp style class. Healthy Eating Series – It’s all about food! Classes are designed to provide you a hands-on, food-based learning experience to bring comfort to your kitchen. Each month will highlight a new topic to help YOU find success with nutrition. Eating with Diabetes Made Simple – This 90-minute group class is specially designed for those with diabetes, and focuses on reading food labels, meal planning and eating away from home or on the go. Grocery Store Tours – Get out of the classroom setting and take a closer look at how to properly read food labels and recognize healthier choices right on the grocery store shelf! You’ll discover there are a lot of choices available

that pack as much flavor as nutritional value. Kids in the Kitchen (Healthy Cooking) – When the kids get involved in preparing nutritious meals, eating right becomes something the whole family looks forward to. Our Kids in the Kitchen classes help families make time for healthy cooking and eating, even in the midst of busy schedules. Weight Management: Getting to the Basics – In this fourweek group program, you’ll meet 60 minutes per week to learn about identifying the barriers to successful long-term weight loss, plus effective strategies to overcome those barriers. Cardio Fit – One-hour beginnerlevel class with cardiovascular focus. Class participants will be instructed and supervised in use of cardio equipment on the gym floor.

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